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  • Semi-News/Semi-Satire: NY Dems Warn Voters

    10/31/2014 11:56:04 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    The New York State Democratic Committee (NYSDC) has sent out letters to registered Party members warning them that they are being watched to see if they vote in this election. While the letter tried to assure the recipients that their ballots would be secret, it emphasized that “whether you vote is a matter of public record.” NYSDC Chairman, former New York Governor David Patrick, characterized the note as a “friendly reminder. The Democratic Party has done its part to secure a lot of benefits for these people. It’s only fair that they do their share to help keep the cash...
  • Joyful noise: U2's Songs of Innocence

    10/31/2014 11:49:08 PM PDT · by This Just In · 6 replies
    WORLD Mag ^ | October 31, 2014 | Arsenio Orteza
    MUSIC | U2 pans for wisdom in Songs of Innocence “There is only one thing … worse than being talked about,” says a character in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, “and that is not being talked about.” The Irish rockers U2 and their partners at Apple tested that idea by placing free copies of U2’s latest album, Songs of Innocence (Island), in the accounts of iTunes subscribers on Sept. 9—a date, coincidentally, that also marked the 124th birthday of Colonel Harland Sanders and the 48th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show.
  • National Front pulls in ‘record membership’

    10/31/2014 11:39:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 31 Oct 2014 10:51 GMT+01:00
    After a year of unprecedented electoral success, Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigrant, anti-EU National Front party is attracting more members than ever before in the 42-year-old party’s history, French media has reported. The National Front party has a total of 83,000 members—the highest number in the history of the party, according to the Huffington Post, citing an “internal party source”. […] In contrast, the governing Socialist party, which counted 170,000 members in December 2013, has seen a decline in recent months. The center-right UMP party claims to have around 268,000 members, according to Metronews. And the centrist UDI claims to have...
  • Slavery is a business reality, and it’s up to companies to stop it

    10/31/2014 11:33:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Toronto Globe And Mail ^ | Oct. 29 2014, 1:59 PM EDT | (Reuters)
    There are more slaves now than at any point in history, and companies need to look closely at their supply chains to ensure their products or services aren’t coming from operations that force people to work with no pay, a U.S. writer and private-equity executive said during a recent financial and risk summit in Toronto hosted by media and information firm Thomson Reuters. […] People often think of slavery as a thing of the past, but today there are an estimated 27 million slaves worldwide—most of them toiling for nothing more than a meager daily meal, (Benjamin) Skinner said. He...
  • Federal charges 'unlikely to be brought' against Ferguson officer

    10/31/2014 11:08:08 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20:28 EST, 31 October 2014 | Reuters
    U.S. Justice Department officials are unlikely to bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who shot black teenager Michael Brown, reports suggest. The Washington Post said investigators had all but concluded there was not a sufficiently strong case to prove Darren Wilson violated the rights of the 18-year-old when he killed him on August 9. At issue is whether Wilson had reason to believe he was in danger in his confrontation with Brown after he had asked the youngster to get out of the middle of a street.
  • ISIS executed 600 prison inmates in Mosul says Human Rights Watch

    10/31/2014 10:45:55 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Iraqi News ^ | October 31, 2014 | Abdelhak Mamoun
    (IraqiNews.com) Today Human Rights Watch reported that gunmen from the so-called the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria carried out the systematic execution of about 600 male inmates from a prison on the outskirts of the city of Mosul in northern Iraq on June 10 according to accounts of the survivors. The overwhelming majority of the dead were Shiites. After seizing Badush prison near Mosul, the militants ISIS separated the Sunnis inmates from the Shiites, and then forced the latter to kneel at the edge of a valley and shot them from assault rifles and automatic weapons, according to what...
  • The seven creepiest science experiments

    10/31/2014 10:45:40 PM PDT · by jcon40 · 5 replies
    Science AAAS ^ | Oct 31, 2014 | Meghna Sachdev
    Science is amazing, but it can involve doing some pretty weird stuff. Just in time for Halloween, here are seven science experiments that are creepy, scary, or just plain gross! 1. Scientist lets insect live inside her
  • Teen Spends Years At Rikers Island Without Being Sentenced

    10/31/2014 10:44:37 PM PDT · by heartwood · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | Oct. 2, 2014
    Jennifer Gonnerman: "One night in the spring of 2010, Kalief [Browder] and a friend walking home late from a party in the Bronx, walking down the street and a police car pulled them over. A cop got out and said that a man in the back of his police car had accused Kalief and his friend of robbing him. And Kalief protested that he was innocent. There was nothing found in his pockets or his friends pockets, but they took them into the precinct, into to the station house anyway. Kalief thought it was a misunderstanding that might take an...
  • Quinn's Black Radio Ad

    10/31/2014 10:37:04 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 1 replies
    Capitol Fax ^ | October 31, 2014 | Rich Miller
    Here’s Republican Billionaire Bruce Rauner, telling a story, at a recent conservative Republican fundraiser. “Four African-American TSA Security Guards, big guys, they rushed up to me, they looked like they played for the Bears. I was like, they said “HEY!” I thought Wow, I’m not carrying my gun, what’s going on? They said “HEY you’re running for Governor.” I said, “Yes I am, you scared me, don’t do that.” If that’s the kind of story Bruce Rauner tells behind closed-doors at a Republican fundraiser, what’s it going to be like if he’s in the Governor’s mansion? Rauner poured money into...
  • 3 daily glasses of milk linked to higher mortality rate in women

    10/31/2014 10:30:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2014
    Milk is often touted as an elixir for bone strength, but new research suggests that those superpowers may be true only to a certain extent. A study published in the Oct. 28 issue of The British Medical Journal suggests that consuming three glasses of milk per day may double women’s risk of dying in 20 years, compared to drinking less than one glass daily, Medical News Today reported. Researchers in Sweden found that the sugar D-galactose—which comprises half of lactose—increases oxidative stress and inflammation of the body. Experimental evidence in various animal species shows that chronic exposure to galactose can...
  • Woman wanted Starbucks discs, settles for $250

    10/31/2014 10:17:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | October 30, 2014
    OKEMOS, Mich. - A Michigan woman who wanted home-brewed Starbucks coffee will accept $250 to end a lawsuit over the company's decision to stop making discs for a specific single-serve coffee machine -- the one that she happened to own. Pam Montgomery of Okemos said she bought a Tassimo brewer by Kraft Foods because Starbucks supplied coffee discs for it. But Starbucks ended its deal with Kraft and came up with its own machine. It also makes discs/pods for Keurig machines.
  • Iraqi peshmerga capture 60 villages during advance on Mosul

    10/31/2014 10:15:55 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    AA.com ^ | (Last updated 31 October 2014 16:10)
    At least 300 ISIL militants were killed and scores of ISIL vehicles captured in clashes between the pershmerga and ISIL militants MOSUL Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces are continuing their advance towards Iraq's Mosul province, capturing at least 60 Iraqi villages last month, an Iraqi commander has said. At least 300 ISIL militants were killed and scores of ISIL vehicles captured in clashes between the pershmerga and ISIL militants, according to Colonel Z. Sheikh Vasani, a peshmerga commander on the Mahmur front. "We are fighting with weapons sent by France and Germany. We took control of at least 60 villages around...
  • Police can require cellphone fingerprint, not pass code

    10/31/2014 10:15:10 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 7 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | October 30, 2014 | Elisabeth Hulette
    A Circuit Court judge has ruled that a criminal defendant can be compelled to give up his fingerprint, but not his pass code, to allow police to open and search his cellphone. The question of whether a phone's pass code is constitutionally protected surfaced in the case of David Baust, an Emergency Medical Services captain charged in February with trying to strangle his girlfriend. Prosecutors had said video equipment in Baust's bedroom may have recorded the couple's fight and, if so, the video could be on his cellphone. They wanted a judge to force Baust to unlock his phone, but...
  • Obamnesia: No ID Required!

    10/31/2014 10:10:38 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 3 replies
    Self | 11/1/14 | Me
    Democrats never say they are committed to stopping voter fraud, merely that they're dedicated to "everyone" voting. This smug admission tells you everything you need to know, or in other words, nothing you don't already know. The truth is Voter ID doesn't discriminate against or disenfranchise anyone; how can it when everyone is held to same standard of accountability? If you can't even verify your identity, validate and protect the authenticity of your vote, how are you a victim of anything other than your own ignorance and apathy? People have TWO YEARS in-between elections to get a damn ID; yes,...
  • [Opinion] Mentally Disabled To Get Legal Help In Immigration Cases

    10/31/2014 10:04:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    LATimes ^ | October 31, 2014 | SCOTT MARTELLE
    Mentally Disabled To Get Legal Help In Immigration Cases By SCOTT MARTELLE Court orders mental health screenings for those detained on suspicion of being in the country illegally This is a court ruling that's sure to inflame the anti-immigration crowd. A U.S. District Court judge this week ordered the federal government to begin mental-disability screening for those detained in three states on suspicion of being in the country illegally, and to provide lawyers for those determined unable to represent themselves in removal hearings. It was the right call. [It]t ... recognizes that those who are incapable of representing themselves in...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Day After Mars

    10/31/2014 9:37:30 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    NASA ^ | November 01, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: October 31, 1938 was the day after Martians encountered planet Earth, and everything was calm. Reports of the invasion were revealed to be part of a Halloween radio drama, the now famous broadcast based on H.G. Wells' scifi novel War of the Worlds. On Mars October 20, 2014 was calm too, the day after its close encounter with Comet Siding Spring. Not a hoax, this comet really did come within 86,700 miles or so of Mars, about 1/3 the Earth-Moon distance. Earth's spacecraft and rovers in Mars orbit and on the surface reported no ill effects though, and had...
  • After the Election the Real Political Wars Begin

    10/31/2014 9:14:59 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 9 replies
    Radix News ^ | November 1, 2014 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    As it stands today, Republicans will add seats in the House and recapture the Senate on Tuesday. However, the near-certainty is that those elections will be swiftly eclipsed by issues of war, peace, immigration and race, all of which will be moved front and center this November. Consider. If repeated leaks from investigators to reporters covering the Ferguson story are true, there may be no indictment of officer Darren Wilson, the cop who shot Michael Brown. Should that happen, militant voices are already threatening, “All hell will break loose.” Police in the city and 90-some municipalities in St. Louis County,...
  • Congo Crowd Kills Man, Eats Him After Militant Massacres: Witnesses

    10/31/2014 9:06:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    Congo Crowd Kills Man, Eats Him After Militant Massacres: Witnesses A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels. The incident in the town of Beni followed a number of overnight raids in the area blamed on the Islamist group ADF-NAUL, who are thought to have massacred more than 100 people this month, using hatchets and machetes to kill their victims.
  • Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, Teen Wounded in Washington School Shooting, Dies [Fourth Victim]

    10/31/2014 8:56:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    ABCNews ^ | October 31, 2014
    Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, Teen Wounded in Washington School Shooting, Dies Oct 31, 2014 By ABC NEWS Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, a victim in the shooting at a Washington state high school, died today, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett said. She was the fourth person to die in the shooting. Two other students — Andrew Fryberg, 15, and Nate Hatch, 14, remain at Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. Hatch suffered a gunshot wound to his jaw. "Our hearts are broken at the passing of our beautiful daughter. Shay means everything to us. In Shay’s short life she has been a...
  • ['RAT] Dallas mayor: 'I was scared, mad' about Ebola

    10/31/2014 8:54:28 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 25 replies
    WFAA ^ | 7:30 p.m. CDT October 31, 2014 | David Schechter
    <p>I was mad at the State. I was mad at the county. I was mad at the city. I was mad at myself. I was mad at each team member. I was mad at Presbyterian.</p> <p>The idiot 'RAT mayor, among those who have accelerated the descent of Dallas to a third world cesspool is right. He's scared and he is MAD, as in insane. What an idiot but so typical of leftists.</p>
  • Bristol Palin Meets the Liberal Superiority Complex

    10/31/2014 8:53:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 28, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    CNN anchor Carol Costello’s apology is revealing. ... Why — how? — could a CNN anchor, a woman who is herself on record saying she was once assaulted by a boyfriend — possibly have the reaction to the Bristol tape that she did? The answer is that in reality, Costello’s contempt has nothing to do with Bristol Palin. Nor, it should be noted, does it have anything to do with Sarah Palin. What this is really all about is another liberal elitist who, though not to the manor born herself, is attracted by the sense of moral, intellectual, and cultural...
  • Breaking Three Teen Girls Killed By Car While Trick-or-Treating In Santa Ana Santa Ana [Hit & Run]

    10/31/2014 8:52:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 43 replies
    LATimes ^ | October 31, 2014 | RYAN PARKER
    Breaking Three Teen Girls Killed By Car While Trick-or-Treating In Santa Ana Santa Ana By RYAN PARKER Three children were killed when they were hit by a car while trick-or-treating in O.C.; driver fled scene Three teenage girls were killed by a hit-and-run driver Friday evening while they were trick-or-treating in Santa Ana, police said. The three were struck by a driver "going at a high rate of speed" while they were in a crosswalk in the area of Old Grand Street and Fairhaven Avenue, near Fairhaven Elementary School, said Anthony Bertagna, a spokesman for the Santa Ana police.
  • Exclusive: Wells Fargo to shut its 'dark pool' as demand falls

    10/31/2014 8:43:15 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 16, 2014 | John McCrank
    Exclusive: Wells Fargo to shut its 'dark pool' as demand falls By John McCrank NEW YORK Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:44pm EDT (Reuters) - Wells Fargo (WFC.N) is closing down its alternative trading system, or "dark pool," due to decreased customer demand, the company said on Thursday. The San Francisco-based bank will still offer its clients a full suite of electronic trading tools to help them execute orders, but will stop offering access to the company's dark pool on Friday, a spokeswoman from the bank told Reuters.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-01-14, Solemnity, All Saints

    10/31/2014 8:34:50 PM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-01-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 1, 2014Solemnity of All Saints    Reading 1 Rv 7:2-4, 9-14 I, John, saw another angel come up from the East,holding the seal of the living God.He cried out in a loud voice to the four angelswho were given power to damage the land and the sea,“Do not damage the land or the sea or the treesuntil we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.”I heard the number of those who had been marked with the seal,one hundred and forty-four thousand markedfrom every tribe of the children of Israel. After this I had...
  • UKIP on course to crush Conservatives in Rochester

    10/31/2014 8:32:51 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20:42 GMT, 31 October 2014 | By Jason Groves, Deputy Political Editor, Daily Mail Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art
    UKIP is on course to crush the Conservatives in the Rochester and Strood by-election, according to a new poll last night. The Survation poll for the Unite trade union gave Ukip candidate Mark Reckless a 15-point lead over his former party. The lead has widened by six points since an identical poll last month, and suggests that a huge Tory effort to hold the seat is failing to gain traction. The poll puts support for Ukip on 48 per cent, with the Conservatives on 33, Labour, who came second in 2010, on 16 per cent, the Greens on two percent...
  • Non-Citizens Are Voting

    10/31/2014 8:31:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | October 30, 2014 | John Fund
    OCTOBER 30, 2014 Non-Citizens Are Voting James O’Keefe documents the problem in North Carolina, where the Senate race is close. By John Fund Could non-citizen voting be a problem in next week’s elections, and perhaps even swing some very close elections? A new study by two Old Dominion University professors, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, indicated that 6.4 percent of all non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election, and 2.2 percent in the 2010 midterms. Given that 80 percent of non-citizens lean Democratic, they cite Al Franken ’s 312-vote win in the 2008 Minnesota...
  • France seeks slice of Canada's procurement pie

    10/31/2014 8:30:06 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    The StarPhoenix ^ | October 30, 2014 | MICHAEL DEN TANDT
    Europe, led by France, wants a seat at Canada's defence procurement table. It's a not-unreasonable request, given that the prize being sought, as French President Françoi s Hollande pre pare s for his first state visit to Canada on Sunday, is merely a level playing field, as opposed to the stacked deck that has so often characterized this country's military purchases. In an exclusive interview, Herve Guillou, who heads France's majority stateowned military shipbuilder, DCNS, said the company is "keen and eager" to begin discussions with Halifaxbased Irving Shipbuilding, with a view to offering both a design and combat systems...
  • Winning the Culture War on Self Defense

    10/31/2014 8:26:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Michigan, following the kidnap and murder of an Arkansas real estate agent, a number of women real estate agents are studying how to effectively control their guns in a deadly force situation.   The person who is encouraging them is the petite, attractive, Shelley Gottschling, pictured above. There is nothing particularly unusual about this.   Firearm instructors have long noted the ability of women to become excellent shots, and the fact that women do not bring the macho baggage to the range that some men do.   Shelley's mentor, however, notes that she is exceptional.  From mlive.com: "I haven't seen too...
  • Drivers scramble for cash on I-270 after crash

    10/31/2014 8:26:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    MYFOXDC.com ^ | Oct. 31,2014
    Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around Interstate 270 in Frederick County after an armored truck and a dump truck collided. The two trucks hit each other just before 8 a.m. Friday on northbound Interstate 270 at Route 80, near Urbana. Maryland State Police say the crash sent cash flying from the armored truck, which had drivers stopping to try to scoop some up for themselves. Troopers closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 270 between Route 80 and Route 120 to try to recover the money. No injuries were reported.
  • Event Reminder: Don't Forget, Kasper's coming to Washington, and "all are invited"!

    10/31/2014 8:24:06 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 10/31/2014 | New Catholic
    We cannot believe this wondrous event is almost here! How blessed Washington is to receive this theological giant of mercy, who truly is a light-bearer. A reminder: Next Thursday, November 6, Walter Cardinal Kasper will receive a prestigious award from the Catholic University of America's theology school, delivering a lecture there on the "theological background of the ecclesiological and ecumenical vision of Pope Francis." About the award: For Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies Established in 1985 as the only academic award given by The Catholic University of America’s School of Theology and Religious Studies, the Quasten Medal...
  • Walking as a woman in Syria

    10/31/2014 8:20:08 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 3 replies
    Anonymous ^ | Anonymous woman
    French Report: Syrian Woman Secretly Films Life in Raqqa under ISIL A Syrian woman agreed to carry a hidden camera to film how life is like inside Syria's northern city of Raqqa, which has been under the control of the Islamic State (aka ISIL or ISIS). The report was aired on France 2. It shows some French women who decided to move indefinitely to Syria while abandoning their previous lives in France.
  • La. State Sen. Guillory: 'Black People Are Being Used By Limousine Liberals'

    10/31/2014 8:18:28 PM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2014 | Fox News
    Republican Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory was on “The Kelly File” tonight to discuss his controversial new ad, in which he calls on black voters to “send Kay Hagan home.” In the ad, he says, "You see, black people are just being used by limousine liberals who have become our new overseers. We've only traded one plantation for another. You are not Kay Hagan's cause and you're certainly not her charity. You are just a vote. She has stepped off your backs to fame and fortune and left you behind on food stamps, deprived of the American dream." Tonight, he...
  • Hot Shots Photos of the Day: Cute Baby Gorilla, Wooden Car, and Kim Jong-Un Stuffed Toys

    10/31/2014 8:16:24 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    IBT ^ | October 31, 2014 | David Sim
    Hot Shots Photos of the Day: Cute Baby Gorilla, Wooden Car, and Kim Jong-Un Stuffed Toys By David Sim October 31, 2014 11:24 BST Kim jong-un stuffed toys North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits the newly-completed Pyongyang Baby Home and Orphanage. We can't help wondering who arranged the stuffed toys behind him
  • The Bare Facts in Salt Lake City: The Zombies Come Out at Night. [The OTHER WORLD Series]

    10/31/2014 8:14:23 PM PDT · by Colofornian
    EyeOnMiami blogspot.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2014 | Geniusofdespair
    My summer vacation: Zombies, Walking Dead and Mormons at war in Salt Lake CitySalt Lake City, home of the Mormons...or home of the Zombies? You decide. I filmed in downtown Salt Lake as dusk approached -- Salt Lake where no residents swim in the lake, except me (too smelly) -- and Mormons avoid the night (as well as the liquor).
  • Ex-Union Carbide Chief Anderson Dead at 92

    10/31/2014 8:06:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    ABC ^ | 10.31.14 | CURT ANDERSON
    Anderson's death was not announced by his family but was confirmed Friday by The Associated Press through public records. The records say Anderson died at a nursing home in Vero Beach, Florida, on Sept. 29. No cause of death was given. Anderson ran Union Carbide when, on the morning of Dec. 3, 1984, a pesticide plant run by one of its subsidiaries leaked about 40 tons of deadly methyl isocyanate gas into the air of the Indian city of Bhopal, killing about 4,000 people. Many more died in the following months, bringing the estimated death toll to 15,000. In all,...
  • THE GROWING HALLOWEEN DEPRAVITY OF GROWNUPS

    10/31/2014 8:04:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 31, 2014 | Daniel J. Flynn
    THE GROWING HALLOWEEN DEPRAVITY OF GROWNUPS Ray Rice and ISIS costumes are all the rage this year. By Daniel J. Flynn Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers kill kids rushing to become adults. Is it too much to ask of the ghoulish trio to apply their talents toward adults rushing to become kids? The grownups who have decimated the ranks of trick-or-treaters by aborting 10 million of them in the last decade offer penance for their sins against Halloween by dressing up in place of the missing children. The National Retail Federation estimates that adults will spend $1.4 billion...
  • Residents Say They Feel Threatened by Political Letters (Democrats NC).

    10/31/2014 8:02:31 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 29 replies
    CASTLE HAYNE, NC (WWAY)-- Some citizens feel threatened by political letters in New Hanover County. One woman says she has received multiple letters from parties threatening her to vote. Castle Hayne resident Dierdre Dunn says she first got a letter that gave her a grade for her voting habits. She says the letter gave her a B and gave her neighbors an A. She says she threw that letter away without paying much attention to it. Friday she got a second letter. This one was from North Carolina's democratic party telling her they would be reviewing whether she votes. "I...
  • Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen campaigning for 11th term in Congress(donates to Planned Parenthood)

    10/31/2014 8:02:13 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    The Record ^ | 10.25.14 | MINJAE PARK
    Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, who is seeking an 11th term in Congress in the Nov. 4 election, struck a moderate note on social issues in a meeting with The Record editorial board, even as he criticized President Obama on many issues. In a wide-ranging interview on Thursday, Frelinghuysen, R-Harding Township, said he favors exploring alternatives to a regional water authority’s plan to drain three Garret Mountain reservoirs — two of them in Woodland Park, at the eastern edge of his 11th District – and replace them with concrete tank farms. He called the scenic New Street and Great Notch reservoirs in...
  • Freed Marine Sgt Tahmooressi Back On American Soil, Headed To Florida

    10/31/2014 8:01:02 PM PDT · by absentee · 56 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/31/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On Friday afternoon, family spokesman Jonathan Franks told the AP that captive Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi will be released from a Mexican prison immediately, per a judge's order. Sgt. Tahmooressi served two tours in Afghanistan and was back home in the United States when he inadvertently crossed the border into Mexico while his legally purchased and legally owned guns were in his truck. He was imprisoned in Mexico and has been there for almost 8 months. After the judge made the ruling, which did not address the question of guit or innocence of the charges against him, the family issued...
  • The Development of the Mormon Temple Endowment Ceremony [The OTHER WORLD Series]

    10/31/2014 7:49:55 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 25 replies
    DialogueJournal.com ^ | 1987 | David John Buerger
    ...FOR FAITHFUL LATTER-DAY SAINTS, the temple endowment ceremony is one of the most...powerful ordinances received in mortality. One authoritative source called it the temporal stepping stone which all people must pass to achieve exaltation with God the Father and Jesus Christ...1 ... 1 Gospel Essentials, rev. ed., sunday school manual (Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), 1979, 247. [SNIP] Another element of literalism disappeared in 1927 when kissing over the altar during vicarious sealings for the dead was abolished.129 Probably the greatest twentieth-century catalyst to increase the number of vicarious endowments was Heber J. Grant's emphasis...
  • Rafael Cruz - Reclaiming America

    10/31/2014 7:49:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 3 replies
    Rafael Cruz spoke Wednesday (10/129) at the Legacy Chruch that I attend here in Albuquerque. He is a GREAT speaker and Preacher a man that is both a true Patriot and a Man of God. This is a video of his talk.
  • Election Day Forecast: Rain May Factor Into Turnout in Central US

    10/31/2014 7:47:01 PM PDT · by lightman · 10 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 31 October A.D. 2014 | Alex Sosnowsk
    Election Day Forecast: Rain May Factor Into Turnout in Central US Friday, October 31, 2014 18:21 ET By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather.com senior meteorologist. While rain could deter voter turnout on Election Day in part of the Central states and the Northwest, dry weather is in store in the East and the balance of the West. Gubernatorial elections will be held on Nov. 4, 2014, in 36 states, along with elections for many other state and local government offices. Unsettled Swath From Texas to Western New York Rain is forecast to fall on areas from Texas to the lower Great Lakes...
  • Satire: Ebola Czar Said to Be "Leading by Example"

    10/31/2014 7:32:01 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 Oct 2014 | John Semmens
    Since he was appointed as President Obama's "Ebola Czar," Ron Klain has disappeared from sight. Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest tried to reassure the media, saying that "I recognize that all of you have not had a chance to see him and talk to him every day, but the President certainly has." Klain's exceptionally "low profile" is "all according to plan," Earnest said. "Ron is leading by example. The best way not to get the disease is by scrupulously avoiding contact with anyone who might be infected. By staying out of sight and not venturing forth to meet anyone for...
  • Greenfield: Friday Afternoon Roundup - Going Mad

    10/31/2014 7:27:43 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, October 31, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, October 31, 2014 Friday Afternoon Roundup - Going Mad Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog  It’s Time for Israel to Recognize the Royal Republic of Ladonia ONE GOVERNMENT UNDER ALLAH The Secretary of State of the United States just ordered Israel to limit prayers in a particular place to Muslims, not Jews. And apparently to ban other non-Muslims too. Remember when the United States used to uphold religious freedom? These days it sends people to jail for offending Muslims and orders other countries to engage in religious discrimination on behalf of Muslims. Kerry Says Only Muslims,...
  • Tomorrow Is November 1.Global Warming Activists Back On Their Seven Month Vacation.

    10/31/2014 7:13:25 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 13 replies
    Al Gore and his rich global warming friends are probably packing up and off to Florida and/or the Caribbean for the long frigid winter. So this must be the pattern. Come May they start up again blaming every warm weather event on Global Warming right through the fall, and as soon as it gets cold, off to the south! But in the meantime at least we will all have fresh meat to throw at them with another record cold winter, with no response whatsoever from Gore and his band of global climate frauds!
  • Alaska Senate Race Becomes Most Expensive Campaign In State's History

    10/31/2014 7:09:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    LATimes ^ | October 31, 2014 | MARIA L. LA GANGA
    Alaska Senate Race Becomes Most Expensive Campaign In State's History By MARIA L. LA GANGA With $39 million in outside spending to sway half a million voters, Alaska Senate race is priciest per capita Both candidates in Alaska Senate contest condemn outside money, but it keeps rolling in The local official introducing the candidate eventually got around to the point — Sen. Mark Begich, standing up for Alaskans, get out the vote — but first he lit into the Koch brothers and what he described as money's power to warp politics. "They're literally spending hundreds of millions of dollars to...
  • UCLA Faculty Approves Diversity Class Requirement [Colossal Waste of Taxpayer $$!]

    10/31/2014 6:58:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    LATimes ^ | October 31, 2014
    UCLA Faculty Approves Diversity Class Requirement UCLA chancellor Gene Block was a proponent of requiring a course on diversity. A course in ethnic, cultural, religious or gender diversity is likely to become a requirement at UCLA Opponents to a diversity course requirement at UCLA said students are already overburdened Most other UC campuses already require such courses in diversity, as does UCLA's arts and architecture school The faculty of UCLA’s largest academic unit voted by a narrow margin to require future undergraduates to take a course on ethnic, cultural, religious or gender diversity. The move came after three previous efforts...
  • Only On 2: Woman’s Dying Wish To See Her Son Get Married Is Fulfilled At Riverside Hospital

    10/31/2014 6:58:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | October 31, 2014 4:56 PM
    A wedding at Riverside Community Hospital Friday was a little more emotional than usual. Young Kim and Min Park walked down the aisle Friday to make their lifelong commitment to each other in front of friends, family and one particularly important guest – Kim’s mother, who is battling an aggressive form of cancer. Her dying wish was to see her son get married. “It is a difficult moment – for me it was an honor to do this. To fulfill the family’s wishes and the patient’s wish,” said Chris Breyer, chaplain at Riverside Community Hospital. The cancer left Kim’s mother...
  • Since when was health care reform authored in the House?

    10/31/2014 6:42:55 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 14 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 31, 2014 | Jonathan H. Adler
    If you’re trying to convince the Supreme Court not to grant certiorari in a high-profile case, I suspect that publishing an op-ed in the Washington Post on the day the Court is scheduled to consider the petition is not the best strategy. I also suspect that it would be a good idea to ensure than such op-ed not include blatant falsehoods. It would be one thing for such an op-ed for forcefully advocate a given perspective on a contested issue. Quite another for it to simply make stuff up. In this case, however, we see the latter. Friday the Supreme...
  • Italian governor calls for US servicemen to leave over Ebola virus

    10/31/2014 6:39:13 PM PDT · by wtd · 9 replies
    Irish Times ^ | November 1, 2014 | Paddy Agnew
    Italian governor calls for US servicemen to leave over Ebola virus Call on US authorities to repatriate all those US military personnel who served in Liberia After an Italian businessman ended up in court because of an unfortunate joke about the Ebola virus, it is worth pointing out that at least one Italian regional authority is most definitely not laughing about the disease. Luca Zaia, governor of the northeastern Veneto region, this week called on US authorities to repatriate all those US military personnel who have served in Liberia rather than have them undergo quarantine on Italian soil. Mr Zaia...