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  • Jerry B. Jenkins Suddenly Shuts Down Christian Writers Guild

    11/12/2014 6:03:52 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 3 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 11/12/14 | Jeremy Weber
    Bestselling novelist Jerry B. Jenkins has ended his formal effort to train the next generation of Christian writers. "Unfortunately, I’m not as happy as I look here, despite that my seven-year-old Thai grandson Max shot this picture of me," wrote Jenkins on his Christian Writers Guild (CWG) homepage, "because you’ve found my [website] just as I’m shutting down the Guild after 14 years of ministry."
  • Planned Parenthood Closes Waco, Texas Abortion Biz That Killed 19,000 Babies in Abortions

    10/07/2014 9:38:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Local pro-life advocates in Waco, Texas are rejoicing today because the nation’s biggest abortion business has pulled the plug on its abortion center in this central Texas city. “After 20 years and nearly 19,000 preborn babies lost to abortion, Planned Parenthood Waco is officially out of the abortion business,” John Pisciotta, Director of Pro-Life Waco,told LifeNews today. closedsign6He said Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas has relinquished its Texas abortion license for Waco. “After months of intense controversy in Waco, Planned Parenthood began its abortion business in January of 1994. At the time, Planned Parenthood in Waco was an independent affiliate...
  • Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide Ending After 45 Years – Internet Kills Iconic Print Paperback

    08/20/2014 4:27:37 PM PDT · by Borges · 47 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 8/19/2014 | Pete Hammond
    Another print icon bites the dust. Leonard Maltin’s 2015 Movie Guide will be the final edition of this film lovers’ guide, which started in 1969 under the title TV MOVIES. But in recent years, the annual guide, which now numbers 1,611 pages and features nearly 16,000 capsule movie reviews, has become a victim of the changing times and the way information is consumed by a new generation. The new edition, which comes out Sept. 2, is the last, bad news for many industry-ites and film lovers who used it religiously. “An entire generation has been raised to acquire all their...
  • The End of Iraq (Cont'd)

    08/16/2014 6:53:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | august 16, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    "I think this is going to take some time," our president warned last Saturday as he took off for a vacation on Martha's Vineyard, maybe because he felt he had to offer some explanation as Iraq collapsed along with his foreign policy in general. What was once Iraq is now divided, like ancient Gaul, into three parts -- Shi'a, Sunni and Kurdish -- all of which are themselves crumbling. So now Barack Obama tells us that it may take some time to put Iraq together again after it fell apart in record time once he withdrew American forces there in...
  • Obama administration releases updated online privacy policy (your info is all PUBLIC INFO)

    04/19/2014 7:27:18 AM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18, 2014 | FoxNews
    A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain. "Information you choose to share with the White House (directly and via third party sites) may be treated as public information," the new policy says. The Obama administration also promises not to sell the data of online visitors. But it cannot make the same assurances for users who go to third-party White House sites on Facebook, Twitter...
  • Jay Leno's Final 'Tonight Show': Obama Appoints Him Ambassador To Antarctica While....

    02/06/2014 11:28:48 PM PST · by onyx · 62 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 6, 2014 | LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
    LENO SIGNS OFF “I don’t like goodbyes – NBC does – but I don’t care for them,” an emotional Jay Leno said, kicking off a star-studded final broadcast show as host of The Tonight Show. “Tonight is our last show for real. I don’t need to be fired three times — I get the hint,” Leno joked to a friends-and-family studio audience as he ended his 22-year run Thursday night. It’s his second very-last-time-as-host — having been pushed aside in 2009 by NBC to make way for Conan O’Brien, who lasted seven months.“I’ve got to tell you, the outpouring...
  • CVS Becomes First Drugstore to Yank Controversial Product From Its Shelves

    02/05/2014 7:10:38 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/5/2014 | Liz Klimas
    When customers step up to make a purchase at a CVS store next fall, they won’t see rows of cigarette boxes and other tobacco products behind the counter. CVS Caremark announced Wednesday its decision to stop selling tobacco products by October 2014 in its more than 7,600 stores, making it the first large drugstore chain in the country to do so.
  • CVS Caremark plans to stop tobacco products sales

    02/05/2014 5:01:07 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 190 replies
    CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1, a move that will cost about $2 billion in annual revenue but won't affect its 2014 earnings forecast. CVS Caremark leaders say removing tobacco will help them grow the company's business of working with doctors, hospitals and other care providers to improve customers' health.
  • A DC-9 Flight For the History Books and A Look Back

    01/05/2014 8:40:37 PM PST · by RckyRaCoCo · 21 replies
    Airchive.com ^ | January 5, 2014 | Jack Harty
    Delta is set to fly the last scheduled U.S. commercial McDonnell Douglas DC-9 flight on Monday, January 6. Appropriately tagged as Delta flight 2014, the final flight will depart Minneapolis/St. Paul for Atlanta just before sunset, marking the end to a 48 year career of flying scheduled commercial flights in the United States.
  • Is it almost the end for black and white televisions? Just 11,500 households still have license…(UK)

    01/05/2014 6:38:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 124 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 13:38 EST, 5 January 2014 | Chris Brooke
    They are generally regarded as historic relics and part of a bygone era of broadcasting history. But even in today’s digital age, there are 11,550 households in the country still watching black and white television, official figures reveal. The number of black and white licenses have dropped dramatically in recent years and the total has decreased by a further 12 percent over the past year. […] The cost of a black and white TV license remains frozen at Ł49 ($80.37) until the BBC Charter Review in 2016. A color license costs Ł145.50 ($238.65). …
  • The end of a Deep South way of life

    12/29/2013 8:00:50 AM PST · by the scotsman · 112 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29th December 2013 | Jonny Dymond
    'The thriving cotton industry brought Jewish merchants to the southern states of the US in the 19th Century. Their synagogues once attracted hundreds of worshippers but now, many Deep South Jewish communities are preparing to shut up shop.'
  • Long Time DC Restaurant Closes for Good (Luigi's)

    12/22/2013 6:57:53 PM PST · by kristinn · 24 replies
    WRC-TV ^ | Sunday, December 22, 2013
    A Washington institution closed up shop Saturday night for good. Famous Luigi's on 19th Street, Northwest served its last meal. The classic Italian restaurant was started by immigrant Luigi Calvi back in 1943.
  • Sale of iconic Catskills resort signals the end of an era

    12/01/2013 11:21:43 AM PST · by Mike Darancette · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/01/2013 | Fox News
    Movies such as “Dirty Dancing” offered everlasting memories of the once-affluent getaway spot. Now, the last of the iconic Catskills resorts has been sold to a company that plans to turn the property into a healthy living resort.
  • Mike Huckabee radio show ending

    11/27/2013 7:20:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | November 27, 2013 | Mackenzie Weinger
    Mike Huckabee’s radio show is done, the former Arkansas governor announced on Wednesday. “The Mike Huckabee Show on radio, which was heard 3 hours a day on over 200 radio stations across the country since April of 2012 will conclude its run at the end of the final show on Thursday, December 12,” Huckabee wrote on Facebook.
  • PBS Dem Pundit Mark Shields: If Obamacare Fails, 'This Is The End...of Liberal Government'

    11/16/2013 8:47:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 16, 2013 | Tim Graham
    Barack Obama being clear that his team messed up Obamacare made it hard for liberal PBS NewsHour pundit Mark Shields to try Democrat Happy Talk. Instead, Shields joined the liberal gloomfest: “If this goes down, if the Obama -- if health care, the Affordable Care Act is deemed a failure, this is the end -- I really mean it -- of liberal government.” He even acknowledged Obama lied about Keeping Your Plan: MARK SHIELDS: That is -- wasn't a true statement. And you're driven to one of two conclusions. Either the president was almost -- almost negligently uncurious in not...
  • No more incandescent light bulbs after January 1

    11/08/2013 5:58:27 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 86 replies
    wthr ^ | 11 8 13
    Starting next year, it's lights out for certain types of light bulbs in the United States. You'll no longer be able to buy an incandescent light bulb starting January 1, 2014. Under the Energy Efficiency and Security Act of 2007, signed into law by then- President George W. Bush, light bulbs must become more efficient in terms of energy used for generated light. That means incandescent lights are phased out. And you'll reduced to choose between a compact fluorescent (CFL) or light emitting diode (LED) bulb. For example, instead of burning 60 watts when you turn on the lights, you...
  • The end of the Waffle House

    11/07/2013 2:22:07 PM PST · by virgil283 · 36 replies
    Indiana Daily Student ^ | Thursday, November 7, 2013 | Jessica Contrera
    "Regulars say goodbye to Bloomington's second oldest restaurant....That Wednesday in September, the owner didn’t know what to do with himself. The smell of frying oil, the same greasy perfume that had greeted customers for 46 years, wafted into his nose as he wandered past the vinyl booths. He sat down, then stood up again. Bud — everyone called him Bud — checked on the dwindling supply of breakfast sausage, peered into the nearly empty freezers, tried to explain to his regulars why it had to be this way........"
  • Dutch King Willem-Alexander declares the end of the welfare state

    09/24/2013 10:05:56 PM PDT · by CreviceTool · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Setember 17, 2013 | Toby Sterling
    Dutch King: Say goodbye to welfare state AMSTERDAM (AP) — King Willem-Alexander delivered a message to the Dutch people from the government Tuesday in a nationally televised address: the welfare state of the 20th century is gone. In its place a "participation society" is emerging, in which people must take responsibility for their own future and create their own social and financial safety nets, with less help from the national government.
  • The End Of The Line For A Classic Vehicle You Didn’t Know Still Existed

    08/30/2013 11:54:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | August 30, 2013 | Chris Queen
    During my middle school and early high school years, my family owned a Volkswagen Type 2 Camper Van. We used to take it camping in the mountains or at Disney World, and it was as much fun as a conversation piece as it was as a vehicle. I wanted that vehicle for my own so badly, and my dad told me he’d give it to me when I turned 16. I imagined how great it would be to have a cool drink waiting for me in the icebox at the end of the day, and of course I knew it...
  • Toppled Planned Parenthood Sign Shows Abby Johnson’s Abortion Clinic Closed

    08/28/2013 9:37:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    A photo of the sign at the Planned Parenthood abortion business Abby Johnson used to manage is making the round of the Internet. The abortion giant closed the Bryan-College Station, Texas abortion clinic and no one is more happy about the news than Abby herself — who tweeted and Facebooked the picture. Johnson said: “The Planned Parenthood sign at my former clinic has come down!! It is really closed. I don’t think it has become real for me yet. No more women will walk into that facility to be harmed again. No more children will die inside those walls.” The...
  • 4 more abortion centers CLOSED

    07/24/2013 6:16:31 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies
    Since the last 40 Days for Life ended in March, four more abortion centers — which were sites of 40 Days for Life campaigns — have CLOSED their doors for good!Shortly after the campaign, volunteers learned that a late-term abortion facility in Sacramento, California — where multiple 40 Days for Life prayer vigils had been held outside — had gone out of business.Just a few weeks later, a Planned Parenthood abortion center in Kenmore, Washington — where two 40 Days for Life vigils have been held outside — announced its permanent closure.Then an abortion center in Toledo, Ohio … that...
  • R.I.P. Boy Scouts of America

    05/28/2013 3:24:06 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 32 replies
    http://www.conservativeactionalerts.com ^ | May 28, 2013 | Matt Barber
    “What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?” (Mark 8:36) It’s a sad day for both Scouting and for freedom. Indeed, it’s a sad day for America. The century-old Boy Scouts of America (BSA) – created in 1910 to “prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes” – has betrayed its own constituency, mission, oath and law. Last Thursday, approximately 1,400 adult BSA delegates from around the country gathered in Texas and decided, in a disgracefully lopsided vote, to welcome into its ranks, “open and avowed” homosexuality (boy-on-boy sexual...
  • R.I.P, Boy Scouts of America

    05/27/2013 7:51:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/27/2013 | Matt Barber
    “What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?” (Mark 8:36) It’s a sad day for both Scouting and for freedom. Indeed, it’s a sad day for America. The century-old Boy Scouts of America (BSA) – created in 1910 to “prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes” – has betrayed its own constituency, mission, oath and law. Last Thursday, approximately 1,400 adult BSA delegates from around the country gathered in Texas and decided, in a disgracefully lopsided vote, to welcome into its ranks, “open and avowed” homosexuality (boy-on-boy sexual...
  • Four Gay-Themed TV Shows Get the Ax (New Normal, Go On, Smash, Partners)

    05/13/2013 2:56:44 PM PDT · by drewh · 62 replies
    Bretibart/UPI ^ | 12 May 2013
    LOS ANGELES, May 12 (UPI)--Four U.S. TV shows with prominent gay story lines during a record-breaking season for openly gay characters will be cut for the next season, officials said. NBC's "The New Normal" and "Smash" and "Go On" and CBS's "Partners," will get the ax, the Hollywood Reporter said Saturday. Heather Morris, who plays a bisexual on Fox's "Glee," will not be returning next season, the Reporter said. A Hollywood Reporter survey in November discovered that gay characters on TV, including couples on "Grey's Anatomy" and "Modern Family," helped voters to support gay marriage at the polls. "This data...
  • Marlin Firearms Closes In North Haven, Ending 141 Years Of Manufacturing In Connecticut

    04/02/2013 8:55:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | 4-1-2013 | MATTHEW STURDEVANT
    <p>NORTH HAVEN — A half-dozen workers were in otherwise empty offices Friday at The Marlin Firearms Co. as the company wound down 141 years of manufacturing in Connecticut.</p> <p>A security phone at the visitor's gate was unattended next to a large barren parking lot off Bailey Road near I-91. A reception room that resembles a ski lodge, complete with a fireplace, was dark. The few people left working Friday declined to comment, but one employee said there were six people inside and that Friday was their last day of work.</p>
  • Sir Bob Geldof declares rock and roll age dead and doesn't exist anymore

    03/19/2013 11:30:45 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 71 replies
    news.com.au ^ | March 20, 2013 | Nui Te Koha
    SIR Bob Geldof says the rock and roll age is dead. The Boomtown Rats star and Live Aid icon said: "The central problem is, for us, rock and roll was a social medium. "That period has passed because now there are many alternative social mediums. Rock and roll needs a context in which to exist. "It doesn't exist anymore. It's ceased to be culturally relevant. "The rock and roll age is dead, in my view. He added: "I'm amazed it died. No-one expected that, but I'm lucky I jumped in halfway through it.''
  • MSNBC ending Ed Schultz's weekday show

    03/14/2013 6:16:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/13/13 | DYLAN BYERS
    MSNBC host Ed Schultz announced tonight that, as of April, he will no longer host his weeknight primetime show. But Schultz will stay with the network, hosting a two-hour program on Saturday and Sunday nights, he said. -snip- Sources at MSNBC told POLITICO that that was a very generous interpretation of events. Schultz was pushed out to make way for new talent, they said.
  • Ray’s Hell Burger (in DC area) shutters locations after Obama’s Kiss of Death

    03/11/2013 11:44:33 AM PDT · by dennisw · 29 replies
    humanevents. ^ | 2/16/2013 09:29 PM | By: Jim Hoft
    Kiss of death… President Obama and Vice President Biden receive their cheeseburger lunch orders at Ray’s Hell Burger in Arlington, Virginia. (CSM) Ray’s Hell-Burger is closing its doors in Washington DC. The burger joint rose to prominence after Obama visited the business twice. Now they’re closed. One of the Washington area's most iconic burger joints is apparently closed for good. According to Washingtonian magazine, 'For Rent' signs have popped up in the windows of Ray's Hell Burger, the Arlington restaurant that has been frequented by droves of fans, including President Barack Obama. Ray's Hell Burger owner Michael Landrum did not...
  • A Reformed Farewell to Benedict XVI

    02/28/2013 6:52:42 AM PST · by Gamecock · 418 replies
    Out Of The Horses Mouth ^ | 28 Feb 2013 | Michael Horton
    Taken from the highest ranks of the clergy, popes should be among the best living pastors, biblical scholars, and theologians. That this has often not been the case is obvious enough throughout history, as any well-informed Roman Catholic will concede. (More than a few instances of corruption and heresy may be found on the Protestant side as well.) However, Benedict XVI has regularly been impressive on these counts. Living alongside Protestants in Germany, he often engages Reformation views with more sympathy and knowledge than most—especially more than many Protestants who convert to Rome and trade on caricatures of the evangelical...
  • Pope's last Mass will be on Ash Wednesday in St. Peter's

    02/12/2013 3:38:48 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | February 12, 2013 | David Uebbing
    Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Oct. 28, 2012. Credit: Anne Hartney/CNA. Vatican City, Feb 12, 2013 / 08:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Amid the buzz created by the Pope’s announcement that he will retire, it could be easy to miss the fact that his last Mass will be on Ash Wednesday and not in the normal location for the first day of Lent. “It’s very clear that St. Peter’s is a much bigger church than Santa Sabina in Aventino, so for a celebration in which we expect there will be a lot of faithful, bishops...
  • (Vanity) The end of an era, The Cox model engine

    01/31/2013 1:05:36 PM PST · by mowowie · 65 replies
    So i'm supposed to suprise my 7 yr old nephew next thursday and meet him for lunch at school for some kind of whatever thing... Anyways i thought i'd bring him a cool gift of one of those Cox .049 engine tethered race cars only to find that they they don't make them anymore? I looked it up on wiki since amazon seemed to be down. Production stopped around 4 years ago. Aparrently wiki is barred from FR so i can't post the thread but i had no idea of all the variants of this motor, wow......anyways.. JEEEEEZZZZZZ.....i grew up...
  • Liberation United Church of Christ Closing Its Doors

    11/26/2012 8:11:34 AM PST · by null and void · 13 replies
    Patch.Com ^ | 11/26/12 | Colin McEwen
    Predominantly LGBT church on Madison Avenue shuttering after 19 years of ministry. After 19 years of serving the LGBT community, the Liberation United Church of Christ is closing its doors on Madison Avenue. The church will host its last service on Christmas Eve. The building at 13714 Madison Avenue has been home to the church for the past 14 years. When the church began in a community center at Case Western University in 1993, churches weren’t too accepting of the gay community. However, as society became more inclusive, so did churches. “Twenty years ago there were very few churches welcoming the...
  • Planned Parenthood to Close Abortion Clinic in Abilene, Texas

    11/13/2012 9:25:13 AM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/17/12 | Steve Erltet
    Thanks to a cut in taxpayer funding, the Planned Parenthood abortion business has announced it will close one of its abortion clinics, that operates in Abilene, Texas.Planned Parenthood of West Central Texas announced it is closing the Abilene clinic, which gives out the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug that has claimed the lives of dozens of women and injured thousands more, on November 9. Women will be sent to the nearby San Angelo Heath Center, which provides women with legitimate medical care and not abortions. “We share the concern of community members about what the long term consequences of Texas’...
  • Anderson Cooper's Daytime Talk Show Canceled After 2 Seasons

    10/29/2012 7:16:03 PM PDT · by null and void · 32 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/29/12 | Michael O'Connell
    UPDATED: Telepictures said Monday that the current season of the recently retooled series will be its last. Telepictures, the syndicated arm of Warner Bros. studio, announced Monday that it will not be renewing Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show, Anderson Live, for a third season. A result of continued soft ratings, despite a rebrand at its recent sophomore launch, the decision was first reported by The New York Times. The series will continue to air through summer 2013. "We are extremely proud of Anderson and the show that he and the entire production team have produced," read a statement The Hollywood...
  • AP Story on Demise of Newsweek Print Edition Skips Crucial Role Played by Jon Meacham

    10/19/2012 9:49:33 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 19, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    The Associated Press published an article on the reasons for the demise of the print of edition of Newsweek but skipped any mention of the former editor of that magazine, Jon Meacham, who was instumental in ensuring its failure. It's the equivalent of publishing an article on the reasons why the Titanic sunk in which the word "iceberg" does not appear. What Meacham did to destroy Newsweek was so absurd that he really deserves a plaque in the Bad Business Decisions Hall of Fame. Am I exaggerating? Here is Howard Kurtz at the Washington Post explaining the business "genius" of...
  • GM's Fuel Cell Plant Closes in Upstate NY (shocker!)

    10/16/2012 3:49:17 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 43 replies
    Politics on the Hudson ^ | 10/5/2012 | Joseph Spector
    The upstate economy took another significant blow today as General Motors announced it will close its fuel cell plant in Honeoye Falls, just south of Rochester. The decision means the 220 salaried employees who worked in the research and development facility won’t be employed in the area. The company said most of the employees will be offered the opportunity to transfer to the Global Powertrain Engineering Headquarters in Pontiac, Mich., the Democrat and Chronicle reports. “This decision has significant business advantages for the company,”said Kim Carpenter, GM spokeswoman. “For example, it will enable GM to capitalize on synergies with the...
  • London 2012 Olympics close with spectacular ceremony

    08/12/2012 7:03:42 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 130 replies
    BBC News ^ | 13th August 2012 | BBC News
    'The London 2012 Olympics have ended with a spectacular musical closing ceremony and the official handover to the next host city, Rio de Janeiro. The three-hour show featured some of the biggest names of British pop from decades past, including the Spice Girls, George Michael and Elbow. Games chief Lord Coe said: "When our time came - Britain, we did it right." The official Games flag was handed to the mayor of Rio before the flame at the Olympic Stadium was extinguished. President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, who declared the Games of the 30th Olympiad closed just...
  • UN Arms Treaty Dead

    07/27/2012 6:05:39 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2012 | James S. Robbins
    Talks over the UN Arms Trade Treaty fell apart today, effectively killing the agreement. The Arms Trade Treaty Legal Blog reports that the process seemed to be moving to completion when the United States requested an extension to the time to negotiate the agreement. This opened the door to other countries to begin registering objections, and it soon became clear that reaching agreement within the allowed timeframe would be impossible. The proposed treaty, which raised considerable domestic opposition from gun rights advocates in the United States, died before it had a chance to become a threat. As a delegate from...
  • Daffy's closing - 1,300 jobs lost - 51 years in business

    07/16/2012 1:37:19 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 78 replies
    Crains ^ | 7/16/2012 | Adrianne Pasquerelli
    Daffy's Inc., a staple of the New York shopping scene for 51 years, is closing its doors. The Secaucus, N.J.-based discount retailer, which had been rumored to be in financial turmoil, said Monday that all its stores will be shuttering over the next few months, as part of a company liquidation. In a statement, Daffy's said it "deeply regrets that this action was necessary due to the impact on its business of the uncertain economy and weak consumer spending and a lack of viable financial and business alternatives." The discounter employs 1,300 people and operates a total of 19 locations,...
  • The Netherlands to Abandon Multiculturalism

    06/28/2012 10:13:41 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 14 replies
    gatestoneinstitute.org/ ^ | 23JUN12 | Soeren Kern
    The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands. A new integration bill (covering letter and 15-page action plan), which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament on June 16, reads: "The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people. In the new integration system, the values of the Dutch society play a central role. With this change, the government steps away from the model of a multicultural...
  • 76 public radio stations would be at “high risk” if Congress de-funds public broadcasting.

    06/25/2012 6:50:29 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 46 replies
    taylor on radio-info ^ | 6/25/12 | Tom Taylor
    The toll on public television would also be harsh, says a new revenue analysis from Booz & Company presented in Washington DC. Booz says 54 public TV stations would be at high risk of shutting down, without revenue support from CPB. The outside experts looked at five alternative scenarios, including allowing public stations to accept some advertising. It decided that “a shift from a non-commercial model to a commercial advertising model would have dramatically negative consequences for many of the communities that public broadcasters serve.” It observes that federal support has already shrunk by $50 million in the last two...
  • (NPR) 'Car Talk' to End After 35 Years

    06/10/2012 5:38:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 9, 2012 | Erin McLaughlin
    It's the end of the road for "Car Talk." After 35 years on the air, Click and Clack have run out of gas, and will stop taping new shows this fall. Tom and Ray Magliozzi have hosted NPR's most popular show for decades, but the brothers say it's "time to stop and smell the cappuccino." The mechanic brothers started their auto advice show in Boston in 1977, and have been dishing out car tips and jokes every Saturday morning on NPR since 1987. "We've managed to avoid getting thrown off NPR for 25 years, giving tens of thousands of wrong...
  • (Left-wing Loon) Pete Stark's Days in Congress Might Be Numbered

    06/07/2012 3:22:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    S. F. Chronicle ^ | Thursday, June 7, 2012
    Pete Stark's days in Congress might be numbered The nearly four-decade reign of Rep. Pete Stark, D-Fremont, is about to end. Stark finished first among three candidates in the 15th Congressional District, but the message of discontent with his boorish and increasingly erratic approach to his job as a public servant could not have been louder. Nearly 59 percent of voters in the freshly realigned district preferred someone other than Stark: 36 percent for Eric Swalwell, a 31-year-old prosecutor and Dublin City Council member, and 22 percent for Chris Pareja, an independent who ran a spirited low-budget campaign. In years...
  • Newt Gingrich says he's dropping out 'about' May 2 and endorsing Romney [VIDEO]

    04/29/2012 3:29:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 213 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/29/2012 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told The Daily Caller in a video interview that he is dropping out of the Republican presidential race 'probably about Wednesday' May 2 and endorsing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Gingrich, alongside his wife Callista, said the GOP's message in the general election should be, "Can you afford four more years like this? Not complicated. Do you want this much unemployment, this high a gasoline price, this much deficit spending? You have a great president but if you don't want this, you better vote for somebody new."
  • Most Albertson's In Central Fla. To Close

    04/13/2012 10:42:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Central Florida supermarket chain is about to close almost all of its local stores. It's part of a move by Albertson's to end the majority of its operations in the state. For the last year or so, Albertson's has been shrinking the number of stores it operates in Florida. In Central Florida, six more stores are going to close in the next few weeks. Only a store in Altamonte Springs will remain open. Albertson's says the Florida market is not good for it, and with fuel and utility costs being what they are, it's closing all...
  • Report: Santorum to Suspend Campaign (Live FoxNews Conference just confirms supension)

    04/10/2012 11:05:34 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 60 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | 10 APR 12 | dcbryan1
    Fox Confirms: Rick Santorum to suspend Presidential Campaign. Will post link and source when it hits Fox News Website.
  • Alaska Airlines ends decades-old prayer card tradition

    01/26/2012 12:45:38 PM PST · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    Alaska Airlines, America's seventh-largest carrier in terms of passenger traffic, said on Wednesday that it would end a decades-old tradition of handing out prayer cards with its in-flight meals. The prayer cards, which the Seattle-based airline began offering in the 1970s after an executive spotted them on another airline, were intended to serve as a marketing strategy and to put passengers at ease, a spokeswoman said. The airline sent an e-mail to its frequent flyers on Wednesday explaining the change, which takes effect February 1.
  • Live Thread: Perry Press Conference [Endorses Newt]

    01/19/2012 8:14:02 AM PST · by KansasGirl · 207 replies
    FNC
    Waiting on Perry to take podium any moment! He will endorse Newt!
  • 2 Centuries After New Madrid Quakes, What's Next?

    12/16/2011 5:45:35 PM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies
    AP via ABC ^ | 12/16/11 | ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press
    The United States was still a young nation when three major earthquakes rocked the central Mississippi River valley in the winter of 1811-1812. Chimneys fell, the earth heaved and church bells rang hundreds of miles away, set off by the powerful vibrations from what is now called the New Madrid Seismic Zone. As farmland rolled and shuddered, the shock waves spread as far as New York and the Carolinas. Now on the 200th anniversary of those devastating quakes, some seismologists are warning that the region should be on guard because of the risk that another "Big One" could strike the...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update - December 11th 2011

    12/13/2011 3:02:31 PM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 11, 2011 | Uploaded by alohabibleprophecy
    Mid-East Prophecy Update - December 11th 2011 Pastor JD's latest. Part 2 of 2. Topic: The rise of Islam, and the role of Islam, as it relates to the future of Islam which suggests, at best, that Islam plays a most prominent role, and at worst, Islam plays a dominant role in the Anti-Christ's one world religion.