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  • Clinton campaign corrals media

    07/05/2015 1:53:12 AM PDT · by Semper Mark · 19 replies
    cnn.com ^ | July 4, 2015 | Dan Merica
    Gorham, New Hampshire (CNN)—Hillary Clinton's campaign used a rope to keep journalists away from the candidate on Saturday while she walked in this small town's July Fourth parade. The ensuing photos of journalists, including a CNN reporter, being somewhat dragged by a thin white rope as Clinton walked down Main Street caught fire online. Initially, Clinton's campaign was not using a rope to corral the press, allowing journalists to get close to her and ask her questions. But campaign aides said they brought the rope out because they feared the press scrum of around a dozen reporters and photojournalists would...
  • Israel slams possible lifting of Iran sanctions

    07/05/2015 1:28:45 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    Al-Arabiya ^ | 2:16 AM ET
    Israel denounced Saturday a possible decision to lift sanctions on Iran if a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers is reached. “As soon as sanctions will be lifted, tens or hundreds of billions of dollars are going to fuel the Iranian economy,” a statement released by the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu read, according to Agence France Presse. “There will be no possibility to go back,” the statement added. “The Iranian terror machine that is active in the entire world will become stronger.” World powers and Tehran are in the midst of negotiations to finalize a deal...
  • Troops overseas get pizza on the Fourth thanks to suburban initiative

    07/05/2015 12:22:05 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 4, 2015 | By Susan Berger
    Pizzas — 5,500 of them — were delivered this Fourth of July to servicemen and women in Afghanistan and Kuwait, thanks to an initiative that was born at a kitchen table in Elk Grove Village. "It's raining pizza in Afghanistan," said Pizza 4 Patriots founder Mark Evans. "We air-drop it." Eight years ago, Evans and his son Kent were eating pizza and watching coverage of the Iraq war on television. Kent asked his dad, a retired Air Force master sergeant, if the troops got to eat pizza. Evans answered that they got MREs — meals ready to eat in a...
  • [Redux: from July 4, 2012] The 7 Most Badass Founding Fathers

    07/05/2015 12:11:18 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 18 replies
    PJ media ^ | July 4, 2012 | David Forsmark
    They all pledged their “lives, fortunes and sacred honors,” and it was more than just an idle boast. The Founding Fathers were committing treason against the most powerful empire that the world to date had ever seen. It was also their Mother Country, to which many of their friends, family, and neighbors were still loyal. And while they certainly, in the words of Patrick Henry, “made the most” of their treason, the idea that they would establish the most free and powerful nation in the history of mankind was not the most likely outcome. So in singling out these 7...
  • Preserving the Truth Behind Gandhi’s Murder

    07/04/2015 11:01:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Hindu ^ | HARI NARAYAN
    BEYOND DOUBT — A Dossier on Gandhi’s Assassination: Compiled by Teesta Setalvad; Tulika Books, 35 A/1 (ground floor), Shahpur Jat, New Delhi-110049. Rs. 450. TOPICS books and literature history books June 25, 1934 has got a curious connection to the three shots fired at around 5:10 pm on the fateful Friday of January 30, 1948, shots that would go on to silence the life of a 79-year-old frail but resolute Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. For it was on that day, while on a visit to Pune, that Gandhiji witnessed the first of six attempts on his life, the sixth of which...
  • Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney Join Marco Rubio In Attacking Donald Trump Over Immigration

    07/04/2015 11:00:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/04/15 | Matthew Boyle
    As if right on cue after Romney and Rubio, Bush on Saturday afternoon joined the coordinated parade of establishment Republicans attacking Trump. “I don’t think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think,” Bush said Saturday afternoon in New Hampshire. “No one suggests that we shouldn’t control our borders – everybody has a belief that we should control our borders. But to make these extraordinarily ugly kind of comments is not reflective of the Republican Party. Trump is wrong on this.” Trump has been harsh on Bush, Rubio and Romney....
  • As Long as We're Discussing Flags, What About Minnesota's? (It's Racist)

    07/04/2015 10:56:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Minnesota Star Tribune ^ | JULY 2, 2015 | Judith Harrington
    It, too, may fail to reflect current sensibilities. The current interest in the removal of the Confederate battle flag from public displays and store shelves provides an excellent opportunity to examine what the Minnesota state flag represents. The images on the flag are interpreted by state documents as innocuous symbols of the state’s history. A critical examination of what the flag is saying, however, should make Minnesotans reconsider what their state flag projects about their state. The state flag of Minnesota is often something that is taken for granted. Thousands of people see the flag flying without giving it a...
  • Hillary Clinton Encourages Distraught Gay Child Depicted in Viral (staged) Photo

    07/04/2015 10:51:54 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 4, 2014 | Liz Kreutz
    I'm homosexual and I'm afraid about what my future will be and that people won't like me. This Humans of New York photo showing what it says is a distraught young boy crying because he is gay has gone viral, with thousands of people commenting on Facebook offering advice and words of support. “I’m homosexual and I’m afraid about what my future will be and that people won’t like me,” the caption reads. [Snip] “Prediction from a grown-up: Your future is going to be amazing,” [Hillary] wrote. “You will surprise yourself with what you’re capable of and the incredible things...
  • I Own Guns. But I Hate the NRA.

    07/04/2015 10:49:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Minnesota Star Tribune ^ | JULY 4, 2015 | David Fellerath
    Some time after I bought my first gun, I got a robocall from the National Rifle Association, asking me to join. After the customary “Please stay on the line …” from a pleasant but earnest voice, I recoiled from the barkings of an angry-sounding man: “Did I know that Barack Hussein Obama and European leaders are meeting on American soil right now, at this very moment, to plot the confiscation of my guns?” The caller continued with his insinuations of an imminent United Nations plot against America, but before I could be handed off to a live operator, I hung...
  • "Prophets without Honor" (Sermon on Ezekiel 2:1-5; Mark 6:1-13; 2 Corinthians 12:1-10)

    07/04/2015 10:26:45 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | July 5, 2015 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Prophets without Honor” (Ezekiel 2:1-5; Mark 6:1-13; 2 Corinthians 12:1-10)“Prophets without Honor.” That’s what we see in our readings today, in the lessons from Ezekiel, Mark, and 2 Corinthians. “Prophets without Honor.” That’s what we see in our world today--that’s what we see in our nation today. And who are these prophets who do not receive the honor befitting the message that they bring? Well, guess what? It’s us, we in the church, who bring the word of God. So it behooves today to listen now, as we consider the trials--and the blessing--of being “Prophets without Honor.” Scene 1, 600...
  • New Jersey Boy Stands on Street Corner for Days Asking Drivers to "Honk for USA"

    07/04/2015 10:13:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Saturday, Jul 4, 2015
    A 14-year-old New Jersey boy eager to express his patriotism has been standing on a street corner in front of his house with an American flag and a sign reading "Honk if you love the USA," and he says he'll continue to stand there until the fireworks go off on the Fourth of July. Shpejtim Zenelej has been standing on the corner of Harold Avenue and Franklin Street in Rahway all day every day since Sunday, inspired to show his love for America after he saw reports of flag burning last week. "It's the best country in the world," he...
  • 2 of Oldest Known Pearl Harbor Survivors Reunite 74 Years Later

    07/04/2015 10:07:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 7/3 | Matt Rascon
    Ray Chavez, 103, and Jim Downing, 102, both served 74 years ago in Pearl Harbor and shared memories for the first time at a reunion in San Diego on July 3, 2015Two of Pearl Harbor's oldest known survivors, veterans Ray Chavez, 103, and Jim Downing, 102, share an unbreakable bond. The two met for the first time Friday, sharing the same eyewitness moments and deep memories of the horrific, surprise attack on Pearl Harbor 74 years ago. Still, for Downing, “most of what happened is just as clear as if it were last week.” Downing, who lives in Colorado Springs,...
  • Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe 'Murdered 23 More Victims'

    07/04/2015 9:40:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Mirror ^ | Andy Lines
    The Yorkshire Ripper killed a further 22 women and one MAN, according to explosive new evidence. One of the “new” victims was a famous Playboy bunny girl. Peter Sutcliffe was only ever convicted of 13 murders. But now a former police officer and an investigative journalist have written a book which insists this figure is just the tip of the iceberg. The Yorkshire Ripper killed a further 22 women and one MAN, according to explosive new evidence. One of the “new” victims was a famous Playboy bunny girl. Peter Sutcliffe was only ever convicted of 13 murders. But now a...
  • Shocking Footage of a Navy Veteran Knocked out by Thug in Brutal "Knockout Game"

    07/04/2015 9:36:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4, 2015
    San Diego, CA – Authorities on Wednesday circulated surveillance camera images of a youth sought for beating up a 52-year-old man at a La Mesa transit depot. The victim had just exited a trolley about 8 p.m. June 13 when the assailant jumped him, punching him until he fell to the ground and then kicking him in the head, according to police. A surveillance camera captured images of the aggressor, described as a black teenager with braided hair, wearing blue jeans, a white sweat shirt, red tennis shoes and a black baseball cap.
  • Star Trek Icon Apologizes for Clarence Thomas 'Blackface' Slur

    07/04/2015 9:34:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    The Root ^ | July 4 2015 | LYNETTE HOLLOWAY
    George Takei called Thomas a "clown in blackface" following the justice's dissent in last week's landmark same-sex marriage ruling.Star Trek legend George Takei has apologized for calling Clarence Thomas a "clown in blackface" following the Supreme Court justice's dissent in last week's landmark same-sex marriage ruling, according to CNN. "I was still seething, and I referred to him as a 'clown in blackface' to suggest that he had abdicated and abandoned his heritage," Takei wrote Friday in a Facebook post. "This was not intended to be racist, but rather to evoke a history of racism in the theatrical arts. While...
  • San Francisco Shooting Suspect A Felon, Barred From Gun Possession

    07/04/2015 9:24:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Brietbart ^ | July 4, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    When Francisco Sanchez allegedly gunned down Kathryn Steinle at San Francisco’s Pier 14 on July 1, Breitbart News discovered that Sanchez had been deported from the country five times. We also discovered another interesting tidbit–Sanchez has seven felonies, which means he faces 100 percent gun control 100 percent of the time. He is completely barred from gun possession and prohibited from having the gun with which he allegedly shot and killed Steinle.
  • Poll: Majority sees Confederate flag as Southern pride symbol, not racist

    07/04/2015 9:17:16 PM PDT · by South40 · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 2 JUL 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Washington (CNN)American public opinion on the Confederate flag remains about where it was 15 years ago, with most describing the flag as a symbol of Southern pride more than one of racism, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. And questions about how far to go to remove references to the Confederacy from public life prompt broad racial divides. The poll shows that 57% of Americans see the flag more as a symbol of Southern pride than as a symbol of racism, about the same as in 2000 when 59% said they viewed it as a symbol of pride. Opinions of...
  • Encroaching civil war drives Syria Druze to take up arms

    07/04/2015 9:11:12 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 2 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 04 Jul 2015 | Iyad Khuder
    Unlike most other places in Syria, the southern city of Sweida, a Druze stronghold, has remained intact and safe, until now. Rebel fighters have advanced close by, battling the soldiers of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, who have the support of most of the country's 700,000-strong Druze population. The Druze are an ancient Arab tribe and their faith is mixed with elements of Islam, Christianity and Buddhism. The community in Syria is one of the oldest Druze communities in the world. Nahla Um Fadi lives in Thaala village just behind the Al-Thaala airbase in the Sweida countryside - the scene...
  • Our moment in history...FR...what say ye?

    07/04/2015 9:09:56 PM PDT · by IAMNO1 · 16 replies
    Self-indulgent diatribe | July 4, 2015 | IAMNO1
    This post is a long time in the making, and spurred on by the significance of today's date (July 4th!) and a recent post made by ETL about the Revolutionary War series (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3307499/posts). (I'm a first-time poster of a thread, so hopefully got this down right!) While I’m busy watching the very first episode of this excellent historic series, on this night of July 4th, 2015, as fireworks go off in the distance, and seeing graphical representations of events leading up to our own Revolutionary War (such as the turning of Franklin’s political sensibilities toward the American cause while in...
  • Jeb Bush Says He Takes Trump's Comments on Immigration Personally

    07/04/2015 9:09:26 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 67 replies
    NBCNews ^ | July 04, 2015
    Jeb Bush Says He Takes Trump's Comments on Immigration Personally Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says he is personally offended by rival Donald Trump's recent remarks about Mexico and immigrants and calls the remarks far outside the mainstream of Republican thought. "I don't think he represents the Republican Party, and his views are way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think," Bush told reporters after marching in Fourth of July parades in Amherst and Merrimack, New Hampshire. "No one suggests that we shouldn't control our borders — everybody has a belief that we should control our borders," he said....
  • America: Land of The Banned And Home Of The Thought Slaves

    07/04/2015 9:05:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 5,2015 | Doug Giles
    Last Thursday I returned from two weeks in Africa only to be fish-slapped with the fact that gay marriage is now law and The Dukes of Hazzard has been banned. Way to drop the ball while IÂ’m out hunting. By the way, I shot a massive, old male lion. Someone tweet that to snaggle-toothed Ricky Gervais and letÂ’s watch him try to get me banned. Have him send his vociferations to me at dougl@kissoff.com . Gracias. America has officially morphed into a prissy, little; over-offended brat now, hasnÂ’t it? No offense to prissy, little, over-offended brats, of course. I, for...
  • Why Your Keurig Is Your New Favorite Bartender

    07/04/2015 9:02:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 4, 2015 | Jackie Cooperman
    Is your kitchen crammed with tools and appliances you rarely put to use? Give them a new job: cocktails! Sure, your French press was meant for making coffee — not sangria — but it’s actually perfect for whipping up the latter. Here’s a recipe for doing just that — and three more hacks for using common appliances to put fresh twists on summer sippers. Sure, it’s meant for making fruit and veggie smoothies, but the NutriBullet is also a great summer drinks tool, says Yusef Austin, “cocktail architect” for BR Guest Hospitality, which includes Dos Caminos.
  • LA Deputy Chief to CNN: Terror Threat Hasn’t ‘Been This High Since 9/11′

    07/04/2015 9:00:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 3, 2015 | Andrew Husband
    On Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Police Department announced it would be on high alert for the July 4th weekend. As local ABC 7 reporter Leanne Suter notes, “There are no credible or specific threats, but there is serious concern of a potential homegrown attack.” So nothing “credible” or “specific” — just “serious concern” about “potential” attacks. Sure, maintaining alertness during periods of vulnerability can be a good thing, but the nonexistence of evidence is concerning, especially when you consider what Deputy Chief Michael Downing said: “The threat stream is very high. In fact, we don’t think it’s been this...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation 7/5/2015) [Prayer]

    07/04/2015 9:00:14 PM PDT · by NEWwoman · 4 replies
    5 July 2015 | NEWwoman
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. Deuteronomy 4:9 (NIV) ----
  • Jews Are Fleeing Russia Because Of Putin

    07/04/2015 8:55:06 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 10 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | July 3 2015 | Roman Super and Claire Bigg
    Just a year ago, Russian journalist Vladimir Yakovlev was one of Moscow's most influential media figures. Today, he lives a quiet life in Tel Aviv and has swapped his Russian passport for an Israeli one. Yakovlev, the founder of the respected Kommersant publishing house and the Snob magazine, belongs to a new wave of disillusioned Russian Jews deserting their country for the relative stability of Israel. "The big problem with Russia, and the main reason why I left, is the fact that our value system was destroyed," he says. "Life in Russia has turned into Russian roulette. Every morning you...
  • Honor the immigrant boy who would shape America

    07/04/2015 8:53:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 3, 2015 | Scott L. Montgomery
    Removing Alexander Hamilton from the $10 bill would be an injustice. THIS Fourth of July, as Americans contemplate their country’s birth and today’s global status, which founding father might they single out for celebration? Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Madison would be likely choices. But they would be the wrong ones. For 200 years, the man who did most to set the United States on the path to prosperity and world power has been treated as a second-tier founder. Alexander Hamilton shares no granite on the face of Mount Rushmore, nor is he granted a monument or memorial in our nation’s Capitol....
  • The past five days have been worse than all that has gone before (Greece)

    07/04/2015 8:53:39 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 7-1-15 | Iliana Magra
    Sir, Memory. No memory of life before the financial crisis; politics has dominated it ever since. But now I can hardly remember life before Friday night. Fear. I am terrified of tomorrow, all I now see is black. Uncertainty, leading us through our days, every remainder of hope for a brighter future being destroyed by the minute. I look at my three-year-old niece, I envy her ignorance, I envy her age. I am 21 years old and the past few days I feel tired by life. A referendum that supposedly gives me the right to define my future, seems to...
  • Miss Bosnia and Playboy Model Reportedly Linked to (5) Mob Murders 21

    07/04/2015 8:53:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 2, 2015 | | Yaron Steinbuch
    Slobodanka Tosic is pictured in this undated Facebook photo. Tosic, a Playboy model and former Miss Bosnia, has been extradited after reportedly being linked with five murders and a string of robberies. (Handout/Postmedia Network) 1 Change text size for the storyPrint this story Report an error A former Miss Bosnia and Playboy model has been taken into custody for links to five Mob murders in her home country, according to local media. Croatia extradited Slobodanka Tosic, 29, earlier this week. She's one of 32 people rounded up in Operation Doll, an investigation into five murders and a string of robberies...
  • If ISIS Doesn’t Liberate Palestine… Who Will?

    07/04/2015 8:50:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    CounterCurrents.org ^ | July 4, 2015 | Franklin Lamb
    Ein el Helwe Palestinian camp, Lebanon: This is one of the questions ricocheting between Palestinians in Syria and Lebanon, posed also by ISIS (Da’ish) operatives, as the hot summer months and plummeting quality of existence raise tensions in the refugee camps and social gatherings. With its resilience, on-the-ground “achievements”, adaptability, global franchising, copy-cat knock-offs, chameleon-like adaptations, combinations and permutations, and slick honing of medium and message, ISIS is offering oppressed and desperate populations in this region both hope and fantasy for escaping their deepening misery. The dream is to escape abject poverty and indignity by any means necessary, and joining...
  • Donald Trump: I didn't expect business backlash to be "quite this severe"

    07/04/2015 8:23:49 PM PDT · by Mariner · 92 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 4th, 2015 | By Reena Flores
    On the heels of several major corporations distancing themselves from Donald Trump's various business interests, the Republican presidential candidate admitted Saturday that he didn't think the corporate backlash to his inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants would be "quite this severe." "I knew it was going to be bad because I was told this. All my life I have been told this: If you are successful, you don't run for office," Trump said in an interview on Fox News, addressing the recent spate of businesses that have severed their relationships with his brand. "I didn't know it was going to be...
  • Who Needs Men in Church? (Catholic Caucus)

    07/04/2015 8:19:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    reginamag.com ^ | June 4, 2015 | By Joseph Shaw
    Cardinal Burke recently gave a rather controversial interview on the crisis of men in the Church. The lack of men in most Catholic churches in the West is there for all to see; looking at those most involved in parish life—readers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Altar servers—the lack of menfolk is even more striking. The general problem of lapsation and apathy has clearly hit men hard—or, even harder—than it has hit women. This phenomenon, though undeniable, has attracted very little official attention from Church authorities. Part of the preparation for the 2015 Synod was an embarrassingly amateurish video put...
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

    07/04/2015 8:17:10 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 16 replies
    Zippcast ^ | N/A | N/A
    A gang of ruthless gunman, led by the mysterious and icy Mr. Blue (Robert Show) has taken an subway train hostage, and unless the city pays a million dollar ransom within one hour, the hostages onboard will be put to death, one by one. Lt. Zachary Garber (Walter Matthau) must figure out a way to save the hostages and stop the hijackers from getting away with their plan in this tense, stylish thriller. Co-starring Martin Balsam, Hector Elizando, and Jerry Stiller.
  • Public Power, Private Gain: The Abuse of Eminent Domain

    07/04/2015 8:08:53 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 38 replies
    The Federalist Society ^ | May 01, 1997 | By Dana Berliner
    YOU MAY BE REQUIRED TO MOVE WITHIN 90 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE THIS NOTICE. IF YOU REMAIN IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY AFTER THAT TIME, CRDA MAY BE ABLE TO HAVE YOU AND YOUR BELONGINGS REMOVED BY THE SHERIFF. Vera Coking received this letter telling her to move out of the house she has lived in for 36 years. So did Joseph and Gilda Ann Rutigliano, who have operated a small motel in Atlantic City for over 30 years, Vincent Sabatini, who has run his Italian restaurant for the last 32 years, and Peter Banin, who had just purchased his...
  • GOP is not slamming Donald Trump's views fast enough: Latino advocates

    07/04/2015 8:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 4, 2015 | Celeste Katz
    Motormouth Donald Trump isn’t doing the Republican Party any favors — and his fellow GOP candidates are adding to the damage by being slow to condemn him, Latino advocates said Friday. “Trump’s comments are causing irreparable harm to the brand. It’s going to be very hard to come back from it,” said Felix Sanchez, chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. The billionaire candidate sent the debate over border control into overdrive — and cost himself business deals — by saying Mexico exports “rapists” and drug dealers to the U.S. He upped the ante Friday after Kate Steinle,...
  • Countdown to Mecca by Michael Savage, a book review

    07/04/2015 7:49:31 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 13 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 07/04/2015 | Tamara Wilhite
    Michael Savage has written his third and final book in the Jack Hatfield series.
  • Farage on Friday: The EU does NOT care about what is best for Greece

    07/04/2015 7:47:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | 7-3-15 | NIGEL FARAGE, MEP
    As my colleague Patrick O’Flynn recently pointed out in the Daily Express, the bullying of Greece by the EU has stepped up a notch. Threats, scaremongering and fear is being put about to keep that country locked within the Euro straightjacket. All those running the EU care about is their project. They care not for the best wishes of the Greek people, but simply for sustaining the economic madhouse they themselves have created. Locked inside the Euro, the Greek people have been long-suffering. Quite simply, the European Union is quite happy to see Greece crucified as long as the shattered...
  • Celtic Woman - O America

    07/04/2015 7:43:48 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/11/11
    A wonderful tribute to America recorded by this group from Ireland. Written by Brendan Graham and William Joseph. If there is a more talented group of female singers on the face of the earth
  • A Little Photoshop Help (vanity)

    07/04/2015 7:33:27 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 6 replies
    n/a ^ | July 4, 2015 | n/a
    I am making a video for our Tea Party and I need a little help with a photoshop project. .
  • Trump says presidential campaign is 'bad for my brand'

    07/04/2015 7:28:17 PM PDT · by South40 · 48 replies
    Donald Trump admitted that his presidential campaign is hurting him financially. In an interview on Fox on Saturday, the real estate mogul hit back at critics who allege that he's just running for president for publicity, saying that his campaign has damaged his image and his businesses. "This isn't good for my brand, I think it's bad for my brand," Trump said. "Maybe I'm leading in polls, but this is certainly not good. I lose customers, I lose people." Still, Trump maintained that his businesses are "very strong," and haven't been too hurt by the bad publicity yet.
  • Centipede sightings increase in Texas

    07/04/2015 7:24:05 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 32 replies
    KSAT ABC 12 ^ | 7-4-15 | Ursula Pari
    SAN ANTONIO - Along with the high number of sightings of roaches and snakes as a result of the rainfall this spring and summer, the Texas cherry headed centipede is also coming out of hiding, creating a bit of an Internet sensation. One boy pulled one from his ear, the subject of viral photos and new stories. At Garner State Park, another giant centipede was found at the park headquarters and circulated on Facebook. Now more people are noticing the arthropods, which are coming out to hunt other pests like mice, rats and roaches. Jacob Galvan is an expert of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 07-05-15, Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    07/04/2015 7:23:16 PM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-05-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 5, 2015   Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Ez 2:2-5 As the LORD spoke to me, the spirit entered into me and set me on my feet, and I heard the one who was speaking say to me: Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, rebels who have rebelled against me; they and their ancestors have revolted against me to this very day. Hard of face and obstinate of heart are they to whom I am sending you. But you shall say to them: Thus says the Lord GOD! And whether they heed or...
  • Peter Schweizer This Month's guest on C-Span2's "In Depth"

    07/04/2015 7:23:00 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 1 replies
    C-Span2 | 4 July, 2015
    Peter Schweizer, author of the recent blockbuster Clinton Cash, is the scheduled guest on this month's "In Depth" program on C-Span2/Book TV. The program airs for three hours starting at noon EDT tomorrow, Sunday July 5th, and features discussions of Schweizer's works as well as Q-A with viewers who can call or email in to the program. In addition to his recent book which exposed the story of the Clinton Foundation and how it influenced and was influenced by the Clinton political machine, Schweizer has written a number of other books looking at Washington malfeasance and fecklessness, including Architects of...
  • Russia outraged by Poland's removal of Soviet war memorial

    07/04/2015 7:14:38 PM PDT · by MikeNJ · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/4/2015 | Marcin Goettig and Polina Devitt
    MOSCOW/WARSAW (Reuters) - Russia said on Saturday it was outraged by Poland's destruction of a Soviet war monument, warning Warsaw of the "most negative consequences" after what it said was a flagrant violation of an agreement between the two countries on protecting memorial sites. Poland has been one of the most vocal critics of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014. Russia and Poland share a history of conflicts and the disagreement over war memorials is likely to add to tensions. "Warsaw must finally understand that the 'war of monuments' unleashed in Poland may have the most negative consequences,...
  • This Independence Day, We Need James Otis

    07/04/2015 7:12:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 4, 2015 | Mark J, Fitzgibbons
    As Americans gather this Independence Day weekend, many will read the Declaration of Independence. When we get to the line, “He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance,” we may wish to tip our hats to James Otis. John Adams wrote about James Otis’ fiery argument in court against the Writs of Assistance in 1761: “[T]he child independence was then and there born.” A 1783 eulogy poem written by Thomas Dawes described Otis as “first in patriot fame.” The Writs of Assistance, a method of...
  • Pirate Hunting: The Search for the Golden Fleece

    07/04/2015 7:12:14 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    Alert Diver ^ | Spring 2015 | Howard Ehrenberg
    In 2008 while we were working in Samaná, renowned treasure hunter Tracy Bowden came to us for assistance in locating a ship that belonged to Capt. Joseph Bannister. Bannister wasn't just any captain -- he was a pirate. And, as we'd soon learn, he was a good one. Bannister was once a reputable captain who spent years sailing between England and Jamaica. But in 1684 he decided to seek fortune and glory by commandeering the Golden Fleece, a ship of 30 to 40 guns with a crew of more than 100 men. The British dispatched a ship that found and...
  • When Irreplaceable History Lives on Obsolete Tech

    07/04/2015 7:11:01 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 36 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 2 July 2015 | John Wenz
    Cory Arcangel, a Brooklyn, New York–based artist, was watching a video from 1985 on YouTube (below) in which artist Andy Warhol generates a "painting" of Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry on an early Amiga computer, when he wondered, what became of these files? After a quick message to the Andrew Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, he found out: Sitting in the archives, yet to be catalogued, was a series of 3.5-inch floppy disks. The Computer Club at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh set about retrieving and saving Warhol's mid-'80s digital experiments. When they succeeded this spring, headlines heralded the achievement for...
  • Red-faced Pluto Full of Surprises

    07/04/2015 6:56:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | on July 4, 2015 | Bob King
    On Mars, iron oxide or rust colors the planet’s soil, while Pluto’s coloration is likely caused by hydrocarbon molecules called tholins that are formed when cosmic rays and solar ultraviolet light interact with methane in Pluto’s atmosphere and on its surface. Airborne tholins fall out of the atmosphere and coat the surface with a reddish gunk ... “Pluto’s reddish color has been known for decades, but New Horizons is now allowing us to correlate the color of different places on the surface with their geology and soon, with their compositions,” said New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern of the Southwest...
  • Trump comes up top in 'poll of polls' of voters - despite growing backlash over his comments

    07/04/2015 6:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 4, 2015 | Christopher Brennan
    Donald Trump continues to stand by controversial comments he made about Mexican immigrants as his standings in Republican primary polls improve despite increasing criticism. The presidential hopeful placed ahead of perceived front-runner Jeb Bush in a new aggregated 'poll of polls' with 13.6 per cent support compared to the former Florida governor's 13.3. The rise comes as public figures and businesses continue to admonish Trump because of the comments saying that those crossing the border from Mexico illegally were 'rapists'. Former Republican candidate Mitt Romney told CNN Saturday that the businessman 'made a severe error in saying what he did...
  • This Republican presidential candidate has the sickest Donald Trump burn yet

    07/04/2015 6:35:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 4, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Next in line to denounce Donald Trump? Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina). Trump has been the subject of intense criticism from both parties after declaring several weeks ago that Mexican immigrants are "rapists" and drug-runners. On Saturday, Graham told Business Insider that Trump was using needlessly divisive, un-presidential rhetoric. "He's running to be president of all of us," Graham said. "It takes a level of maturity and thoughtfulness and demeanor that's not being exhibited here." The Senator also made several cracks about recent decisions by businesses like NBC and NASCAR to cut ties with the real estate mogul. "As a...
  • VIDEO: Ruger Version of the Star-Spangled Banner

    07/04/2015 6:35:26 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 24 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 4, 2015 | Dave Blount
    What could be more patriotic on the Fourth of July than playing the Star-Spangled Banner with a Ruger 10/22? Chris Cheng demonstrates: