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  • Fan dies after falling from upper deck at Braves-Yankees game

    08/29/2015 9:06:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin
    CNN ^ | Sat August 29, 2015 | Steve Almasy and Mayra Cuevas,
    <p>The man tumbled out of the stands during the seventh inning of the game as the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez was walking to home plate.</p> <p>"The Atlanta Braves offer their deepest condolences to the family," the team said in a statement. "At this time, all inquiries will be directed to the Atlanta Police Department, as this is an ongoing investigation."</p>
  • StingRay surveillance prompts Baltimore attorneys to review nearly 2,000 cases

    08/29/2015 8:58:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Andrew Blake
    Attorneys in Baltimore are reviewing hundreds of convictions after an investigation revealed that police there have secretly used cell phone surveillance tools in nearly 2,000 criminal cases. Following a report in USA Today that exposed the extent of the Baltimore Police Department’s use of cell-tracking technology to locate suspects sought in connection with low-level crimes, lawyers in the city’s public defender office now tell the paper they plan to ask the court to toss out “a large number” of convictions.
  • Report: John Boehner Shocks at Fundraiser by What He Calls Ted Cruz: ‘I About Fell on the Floor’

    08/29/2015 8:56:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 27, 2015
    Report: John Boehner Shocks at Fundraiser by What He Calls Ted Cruz: ‘I About Fell on the Floor’ Aug. 27, 2015 Speaker John Boehner shocked attendees of a Colorado fundraiser Wednesday night by referring to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as a “jacka**,” two people at the event told The Daily Caller. The Ohio Republican, who has come under fire from hard-line conservatives within his party, said he was happy Cruz was campaigning for president because it keeps the “jacka**” out of Washington, The Daily Caller reported. “I don’t think it’s terribly speaker-like, and I think it kind of goes against...
  • Trump, Carson in close fight in Iowa poll

    08/29/2015 8:45:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 6 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | August 29, 23015 | Mark Hensch
    The Bloomberg/Des Moines Register survey released on Saturday finds that the two are tied in Iowa caucus-goer support when voters’ first and second choices for the Republican coronation are combined. Each is the first or second choice of 32 percent of respondents. Trump won the poll overall, getting 23 percent support. Carson comes in second at 18 percent. The next-closest competitors are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) at 8 percent each. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are tied for fifth place with 6 percent support each. After them is Carly Fiorina...
  • Former St. Pius student killed in Afghanistan (NM)

    08/29/2015 8:35:25 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 4 replies
    KOB TV ^ | 08/29/2015 | Stephen Montoya,
    Air Force Captain Mathew Roland was killed in Afghanistan, according to family acquaintance. Sharon Plate said Roland attended St. Pius X High School before his father, Air Force Colonel Mark Roland, was transferred to Lexington, Kentucky. Matt was an Eagle Scout from Troop 174 at Paradise Hills Methodist Church and a 2010 graduate of the Air Force Academy. “He was 27 years old and was a wonderful role model for the younger Scouts,” Plate said. Popular Military.com states that Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley, 31, of Pensacola, Florida, was killed along with Roland Wednesday after their vehicle came under attack...
  • First-Time Voter, 92, Gets to Meet Her Savior: Donald Trump

    08/29/2015 8:34:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | William Bigelow
    Donald Trump has outdone himself — he’s managed to bring one ancient person back to political life. Beada Corum, 92, recently registered to vote for the first time so she could vote for Trump,. On Saturday, Aug. 29, she got to meet The Donald in person. Trump sealed the campaign-trail revival when he kissed Corum on the cheek at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies Conference, when they posed for the cameras.
  • Priorities: FDA cracks down on vegan mayonnaise labeling

    08/29/2015 8:16:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 28, 2015 | Mary Katharine Ham
    As always, the Food and Drug Administration has its eye on the ball and its arms around freedom…in a big, stifling bear hug. The Founders no doubt intended that the federal government would have a passel of people in charge of telling successful condiment producers what they can put on their labels. For freedom. In this case, the federal government has decided a vegan company cannot put the name “Just Mayo” on its clearly labeled vegan mayonnaise product because the company doesn’t include egg whites in the mixture and does include some healthy stuff, like beta carotene. One would think...
  • Police: NY woman killed infant, lived with body for 3 months

    08/29/2015 8:05:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | August 29, 2015
    BATAVIA, N.Y. - An upstate New York woman has been arrested on a murder charge after police say she killed her infant child and then lived in an apartment with the baby's body for three months.
  • Confederate Flag Love Still Super Strong in Ohio

    08/29/2015 7:38:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Scene ^ | Thu, Aug 27, 2015 | Sam Allard
    The 12,000-strong city of Bucyrus, Ohio, down near Mansfield, will host a "Confederate Flag Pride Parade" on Saturday. The Port Clinton News-Herald reports that roughly 50 vehicles are expected to participate, and that city leaders are expecting neither disruption nor significant changes in traffic volume. Event organizers didn't exactly echo the "heritage not hate" refrain of Confederate Flag supporters nationwide. One told the News-Herald that the flag is "not racist at all," that it's "just another red, white and blue flag," a "military thing." He said that organizers in Bucyrus had been trying to assemble a parade before, but couldn't...
  • In GOP war on Social Security, only Trump gets it

    08/29/2015 7:34:15 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 52 replies
    MySanAntonio ^ | Aug 18 2015 | Paul Krugman
    Republican presidential candidates. who have had to seek contributions from a handful of wealthy contributors, want to cut Social Security. Average Americans love the program; the superwealthy don’t. Something strange is happening in the Republican primary — something strange, that is, besides the Trump phenomenon. For some reason, just about all the leading candidates other than The Donald have taken a deeply unpopular position, a known political loser, on a major domestic policy issue. And it’s interesting to ask why. The issue in question is the future of Social Security, which turned 80 last week. The retirement program is, of...
  • Trump Bashes $4 Billion In IRS Refunds To Illegals

    08/29/2015 7:28:29 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 53 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug 20 2015 | Robert Wood
    President Obama and Donald Trump see immigration differently. The President’s aggressive executive action on immigration is still being litigated, and Mr. Trump proposes action of a different kind. In the meantime, tax credits and refunds for illegal immigrants have become controversial. Mr. Trump says illegal immigrants get $4.2 billion in tax credits. He can point to a 2011 audit by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. It confirms that individuals who are not authorized to work in the United States were paid $4.2 billion in refundable credits.
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 08-30-15, Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

    08/29/2015 7:23:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-30-15 | Revised New American Bible
    August 30, 2015   Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Dt 4:1-2, 6-8 Moses said to the people:“Now, Israel, hear the statutes and decreeswhich I am teaching you to observe,that you may live, and may enter in and take possession of the landwhich the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. In your observance of the commandments of the LORD, your God,which I enjoin upon you,you shall not add to what I command you nor subtract from it. Observe them carefully,for thus will you give evidenceof your wisdom and intelligence to the nations,who will hear of...
  • New Documentary Reveals the Strange Life of Korla Pandit

    08/29/2015 7:21:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Joe Rosato Jr.
    In the category of unusual entertainers, there are few who could hold a candle to Korla Pandit. There was the jeweled turban. The hypnotizing gaze into the TV camera. And the exotic organ playing that earned him the moniker “the godfather of exotica. ” For 15 minutes every afternoon between 1949 and 1951 on Los Angeles’ KTLA, Pandit would hold court on his own live TV broadcast — drawing in viewers with his alluring expressions and his unusual organ playing. He would go on to appear in more than 900 broadcasts during his career, which included cameos in Hollywood films....
  • Sciatica

    08/29/2015 7:18:38 PM PDT · by Maine Mariner · 93 replies
    Some medical advice from Freepers is sorely needed. About two weeks ago I twisted my lower back and the result sciatica. I have been taking 3 200mg of Advil and 2 300 mg Tylenol every six hours plus alternating between an ice pack (wrapped in a towel) and a hot water bottle. I have also been doing some exercises several times a day as recommended by my physical therapist. So here it is Saturday evening and I am in a lot of pain. What is so discouraging was today at about 2 pm for a couple of hours, I was...
  • Bush super PAC spends over $21 million for TV ads in early states (Presses panic button!)

    08/29/2015 7:13:05 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/29/15 | REENA FLORES
    Right to Rise USA, a super PAC supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in his bid for the White House, is spending just over $21 million in television advertising for key early-voting states. For ads running from the middle of September through the end of the year in Iowa, the super PAC spent $6 million, according to Right to Rise spokesperson Paul Lindsay. In South Carolina the pro-Bush organization has spent just under $4 million for ads running from September 22 to the close of December. Right to Rise is putting the bulk of its advertising dollars in New Hampshire,...
  • Man faces capital murder charge in killing of Houston deputy(Civil Rights leader attacks Sheriff)

    08/29/2015 7:05:30 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 54 replies
    reuters ^ | 8/29/15 | Kevin Murphy and Alex Dobuzinskis
    Sheriff's deputies on Saturday arrested a 30-year-old man who will be charged with capital murder in connection with the shooting death of a deputy at a suburban Houston gas station, a killing the sheriff tied to anger against police. Shannon Miles was picked up for questioning early on Saturday following the Friday night shooting, which was captured on surveillance video, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters. He noted that Miles is black and has a history of prior arrests for trespassing and resisting arrest. Earlier on Saturday, Hickman had linked the shooting of deputy Darren Goforth, who was white,...
  • Sources: John Daly taken to hospital for evaluation

    08/29/2015 6:59:49 PM PDT · by aposiopetic · 13 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 8/29/15 | Pat Forde
    After collapsing on the 18th tee box, golfer John Daly was taken by ambulance from a golf course in Canton, Miss., to a hospital in Jackson for tests Saturday, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports.
  • As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

    08/29/2015 6:59:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2015 4:43 PM EDT | Christine Armario
    Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing. Full or preliminary scores have been released for Connecticut, Idaho, Missouri, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia. They all participated in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, one of two groups of states awarded $330 million by the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop exams to test students on the Common Core state standards in math and English language arts. Scores in...
  • Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico (AP context abuse)

    08/29/2015 6:55:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2015 6:03 PM EDT | Jamie Stengle
    Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master’s degree at Texas’ Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and starting a family in the Dallas suburb of Plano. “You start growing your roots and eventually end up staying here,” the 37-year-old said. His path is an increasingly common one: Immigrants from China and India, many with student or work visas, have overtaken Mexicans as the largest groups coming into the U.S., according to U.S. Census Bureau research released in May. The...
  • Traitor to His Class ... Trump's embrace of a tangible American nationalism

    08/29/2015 6:51:39 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 7, 2015 | Julius Krein
    Traitor to His Class: Nothing is more terrifying to the elite than Trump’s embrace of a tangible American nationalism Donald Trump is not a serious candidate. Donald Trump is not a serious man. The truth of these statements is supposed to be self-evident. But one begins to wonder, are they true? Trump’s popularity, while beyond doubt, is treated not as a legitimate expression of popular will but as a mass psychosis to be diagnosed. It would seem to be the duty of every American pundit today to explain the inexplicable and problematic rise of Donald Trump. The critical question, however,...
  • Jeb Bush loses his top fundraisers after they leave campaign amid 'questions

    08/29/2015 6:49:00 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/29/15 | Chris Spargo
    Jeb Bush loses his top fundraisers after they leave campaign amid 'questions about the strength of his candidacy' with Donald Trump claiming they quit. Three of Jeb Bush's top fundraisers abruptly left his campaign on Friday. Consultants Kris Money, Trey McCarley, and Debbie Aleksander reportedly stepped down amid 'questions about the strength of [Bush's] candidacy'. Some claim the three were let go by the campaign after not raising enough money, while Donald Trump said on Twitter the three 'quit'. It was revealed earlier this week that Bush was trying to cut back on campaign spending and some employees' paychecks had...
  • New survey shows depth of Jeb's Bush dynasty problem

    08/29/2015 6:38:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/27/15 | Byron York
    How bad is Jeb Bush's Bush problem? A new Quinnipiac poll suggests it is very bad. The national survey shows Bush running well behind Donald Trump and Ben Carson, tied for third place in the GOP race with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. But that is not the most serious problem for Bush in the poll. Quinnipiac pollsters asked respondents a simple, open-ended question: "What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Jeb Bush?" Quinnipiac published a table of all the responses given five or more times. Here is the list of the top eight...
  • Jeb Bush just lost three key advisers. Campaign staff don’t flee winning campaigns

    08/29/2015 6:33:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Vox ^ | August 29 2015 | Jonathan Allen
    There's another sign — if you needed one — that Jeb Bush is sucking wind in the Republican primary: Three top fundraisers from Bush's home base of Florida have left the campaign. The particulars of the split are up for debate, according to Politico's Alex Isenstadt and Marc Caputo, who broke the news. But regardless of the proximate cause, it's a big deal because it suggests two larger issues for Bush's campaign: He's dug a big hole and there's concern in his own camp that he won't be able to dig his way out. It also comes less than three...
  • Christie: Track Immigrants Like FedEx Packages

    08/29/2015 6:23:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | August 29, 2015 | Cassie Spodak and Eugene Scott
    Christie: Track Immigrants Like FedEx Packages By Cassie Spodak and Eugene Scott August 29, 2015 Chris Christie said Saturday that if elected president, he will track undocumented immigrants like FedEx packages. "I'm going to have Fred Smith, the founder of FedEx, come work for the government for three months. Just come for three months to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and show these people," the New Jersey governor said at a town hall event here. Christie added that while FedEx can track boxes, the U.S. can't track undocumented immigrants. "You go online and at any moment, FedEx can tell you where...
  • Tariff of 1789

    08/29/2015 6:23:47 PM PDT · by dennisw · 25 replies
    wikipedia. ^ | wikipedia.
    Tariff of 1789 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Tariff Act of 1789, was the first major Act passed in the United States under its present Constitution of 1789 and had two purposes as stated in Section I of the Act which reads as follows; "Whereas it is necessary for that support of government, for the discharge of the debts of the United States, and the encouragement and protection of manufactures, that duties be laid on goods, wares and merchandise:"[1] The Federal legislature, acting under the recently ratified US Constitution, authorized the collection of tariff and tonnage duties to meet...
  • Donald Trump not pleased with question from CNN reporter - watch how he handles it

    08/29/2015 6:21:40 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 30 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 8/28/2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump scolded a CNN reporter at a press conference Friday evening for asking a question he was not pleased with.
  • Why does Trump remain atop the polls? You can still blame the media.

    08/29/2015 6:18:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Post's The Monkey Cage ^ | August 28, 2015 | John Sides
    Cranky Reader: Sides, you are an idiot. Me: Cranky Reader! Welcome back. It’s been a long time since you’ve been in touch. CR: Unfortunately, it hasn’t been a long time since you’ve been dead wrong about a presidential election. Me: What did I do now? CR: Remember how a few weeks ago you said to “blame the media” for Trump’s surge? And how there is this cycle of “discovery, scrutiny, and decline” for primary candidates? You know, in your stupid book? Well, Trump’s been scrutinized a million times since then. And his poll numbers are just as strong! Where’s the...
  • Less than 20 of the 177 Waco bikers arrested after shootout still face charges

    08/29/2015 6:17:21 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 37 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 8/29/2015 | Jennifer Cruz
    The Texas Court of Appeals has determined over the last week that officials had probable cause in only five of the 177 arrests following a shootout between two rival biker gangs and local, state and federal authorities outside of a Waco restaurant in May, with just over a dozen more cases set to be reviewed over the next two weeks. Among those still facing charges are a Bandidos chaplain and a husband and wife. Officials also found probable cause against Bandidos members Marcus Pilkington, 36, and Reginald Weathers, 43, who ascertain they are “being illegally confined” and authorities lack sufficient...
  • Black Lives Matter Protesters Chant: ‘Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon’ [VIDEO]

    08/29/2015 6:14:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/29/15 | Chuck Ross
    Black Lives Matter protesters marching on the Minnesota state fair on Saturday spewed violent anti-cop rheotric just hours after a Harris County, Tex. sheriff’s deputy was ambushed and executed at a Houston-area gas station.“Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon,” activists with the St. Paul, Minn. branch of Black Lives Matter chanted while marching behind a group of police officers down a highway just south of the state fair grounds.WATCH:https://twitter.com/AFRICANAMERICA1/status/637712512947896320 Carrying signs reading “End White Supremacy” and “Black Lives Matter,” the protesters railed against racial inequality, the criminal justice system and policing. Besides issuing the chant calling cops by...
  • Ex-Montgomery teacher sentenced to 40 years for sexual abuse of children

    08/29/2015 6:08:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/28/15 | Donna St George
    A former Montgomery County music teacher was sentenced to 40 years in prison on Friday for sexually abusing 14 young children at an elementary school.At the hearing, Lawrence W. Joynes spoke publicly about his actions for the first time and described himself as ashamed, frightened and remorseful.“I’m so sorry I betrayed your faith and your trust in me,” said Joynes, a 27-year veteran of the public school system, addressing his former students in a statement. “I never, ever meant to harm any of you physically or emotionally. For any damage, any shame, any trauma that I’ve caused, I apologize from...
  • State ethics board examining Martin O'Malley's purchase of mansion furniture

    08/29/2015 6:01:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 8/29/15 | Doug Donovan
    n assistant attorney general asked Friday for a state ethics commission ruling on whether former Gov. Martin O'Malley's purchase of furniture from the governor's mansion violated rules regarding state-owned property.When O'Malley and his family moved out of the mansion in January, they left with most of its taxpayer-purchased furnishings — 54 items that he bought at steep discounts because every piece had been declared "junk" by his administration.O'Malley and his wife, Baltimore District Judge Catherine Curran O'Malley, paid $9,638 for armoires, beds, chairs, desks, lamps, mirrors, ottomans, tables and other items that originally cost taxpayers $62,000, according to documents obtained...
  • Bishop E.W. Jackson: Planned Parenthood Founder Was a White Supremacist

    08/29/2015 5:56:43 PM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    CNS ^ | August 28, 2015 | Craig Millward
    At a press conference outside the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday, Bishop E.W. Jackson said that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger “was a white supremacist” and to honor her “is to be complicit in her evil and her racism.” The press conference brought together a group of black pastors and pro-life leaders who are demanding that the portrait gallery, which is a part of the federally funded Smithsonian Institution, remove a bust of Margaret Sanger. The bust is featured in the gallery’s “The Struggle for Justice” exhibit, which focuses on historical equal rights achievements in America. Depictions of King and...
  • Poll: Clinton's Lead Shrinks as Trump Maintains Dominance

    08/29/2015 5:50:51 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 21 replies
    thehill.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Hillary Clinton's lead in the Democratic presidential race is the slimmest it's been in years, as Donald Trump keeps a stranglehold on the GOP race, a new poll found Friday. Clinton maintains 45 percent support among Democrats, but Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is up to 25 percent, according to a Reuters/Ipsos tracking survey released Friday. It's Clinton's smallest lead since Reuters started polling Democratic voters on her candidacy in 2012, the news service noted. Vice President Biden, who is rumored to be mulling a White House bid, drew 16 percent. The remaining people polled were undecided or voting for other...
  • Pentagon Not Targeting Islamic State Training Camps

    08/29/2015 5:48:24 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/28/2015 | Bill Gertz
    The Pentagon has not conducted airstrikes against an estimated 60 Islamic State (IS) training camps that are supplying thousands of fighters each month to the terror group, according to defense and intelligence officials. The camps are spread throughout Islamic State-controlled areas of Iraq and Syria and are off limits in the U.S.-led international bombing campaign because of concerns about collateral damage, said officials familiar with planning and execution of the yearlong bombing campaign. Additionally, the IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) camps have been so successful that Islamic State leaders are considering expanding the camps to Libya and Yemen....
  • Death-Camp Neighbors At Spring Street - Today's Nazi Citizens [Silver Spring MD]

    08/29/2015 5:45:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    For the last 10+ years, several of us pro-life activists have been outside the Planned Parenthood in Silver Spring MD to pray for an end to the barbarity occurring in suite 450 of 1400 Spring Street in Silver Spring MD. We also offer real help to women going into that hell hole, aware that many feel they have no alternative due to difficult personal circumstances. See here for some accounts of our outreaches. We are in Silver Spring MD, a notorious nest of progressives and pro-abortion individuals. Many of them are in the neighborhood just across the street from us....
  • Judge: IRS must say if White House sought taxpayers’ information

    08/29/2015 5:39:41 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge Friday ordered the IRS to turn over records of any requests from the White House seeking taxpayers’ private information from the tax agency, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said the IRS cannot refuse by citing taxpayer confidentiality laws. “This court questions whether section 6103 should or would shield records that indicate confidential taxpayer information was misused, or that government officials made an improper attempt to access that information,” the judge wrote. The ruling marks yet another federal judge who has ordered the Obama administration to be more transparent when responding to open-records records. The State Department is facing...
  • Uh oh Donald Trump admits to reporter his shocking plans for the word "Christmas"

    08/29/2015 5:38:49 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 43 replies
    PatriotUpdate ^ | 8/25/2015 | Andrew Spalding
    It’s August of 2015, and you’re probably sweating your behind off. Christmas isn’t coming for another four months, and a Donald Trump presidency isn’t coming until January of 2017.
  • The Supervolcano Under Yellowstone is Alive and Kicking

    08/29/2015 5:30:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Nautilus ^ | 8/29/15 | Shannon Hall
    The wind shifts. The stench of rotten eggs makes it nearly impossible to breathe and the hot fog clouds my view. I hold my breath and close my eyes, imagining the fog growing thicker, crushing me. Then without warning the wind clears and I’m enveloped once again in the cold, dry air. The heat feels like a lost dream. I shiver as I analyze my surroundings. Before me lies a steaming blue spring with concentric rings of green, yellow and dark red. I turn around to see another pool. But the rising fog is so dense, I can only guess...
  • Germany divided on Merkel's 'open door' policy with migrants

    08/29/2015 5:27:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    In order for the refugee burden to be shared evenly throughout the EU, Merkel supports the imposition of mandatory quotas to ensure that each member state is admitting its fair share of migrants. However, attempts to adopt this as EU policy have met stiff resistance among the more pragmatic European leaders. ... The final destination is Germany for many of these men, women and children. Official forecasts from Berlin have at least 800,000 asylum seekers arriving this year alone, causing much concern among Germans worried about their country’s ability to digest that many new arrivals. Domestic opposition to Merkel’s migration...
  • 38 girls killed in Swaziland bus crash en route to King's wife choosing ceremony

    08/29/2015 5:23:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    The accident happened on Friday night when their open truck smashed into a car on the road between the tiny kingdom's two main cities, Mbabane and Manzini, en route to the traditional Reed Dance. "A total of 38 young girls have been pronounced dead, with more than 20 others seriously injured," Swaziland Solidarity Network spokesman Lucky Lukhele said. ... "The girls were in an open truck which hit a sedan car stopped on the road," The Reed Dance, due to be held on Monday, is a beauty pageant that attracts tens of thousands of young virgins who dance before the...
  • Donald Trump: 'This is a movement'

    08/29/2015 5:21:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 29 2015 | Ben Schreckinger
    The billionaire real estate mogul uses a Nashville speech to emphasize his campaign is about more than him.Donald Trump says it’s not all about him. No, seriously. Campaigning in Nashville, Tennessee, Trump on Saturday paid homage to his supporters — claiming they are a part of “a movement” and using colorful language to beg for their support. “This is a movement,” said Trump, who often speaks about himself in campaign appearances. “I don’t want it to be about me. This is about common sense. It’s about doing the right thing.” Trump also paid tribute to his setting, a country music...
  • The Dwarf Planet Orcus

    08/29/2015 5:18:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | Matt Williams
    Orcus was discovered on February 17th, 2004, by Michael Brown of Caltech, Chad Trujillo of the Gemini Observatory, and David Rabinowitz of Yale University. Although discovered using images that were taken in 2004, prerecovery images of Orcus have been identified going back as far as November 8th, 1951. In accordance with the IAU’s astronomical conventions, objects with a similar size and orbit to that of Pluto are to be named after underworld deities. Therefore, the discovery team suggested the name Orcus, after the Etruscan god of the underworld and the equivalent of the Roman god Pluto. estimates of Orcus’ diameter...
  • New Monthly Donor Challenge Is On [FReepathon]

    08/29/2015 5:10:40 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 17 replies
    Generous FReepers have Sponsored $10 each for each New Monthly Donor because they realize that Donating Monthly is the Ideal way to Reliably support FR! We also have another New Monthly Donor Challenge from Fiddlstix. Thank you Fiddlstix!! Jim Let's do it again. I'll kick in $10.00 for every new monthly that signs up from now till midnight Sunday. Anybody wanna match me? Let's "git 'er done". Okay? Challenge post here. Also We currently have some very generous FReeper sponsors kicking in an additional $10 for each new monthly donor.Help end FReepathons. Sign up to be a monthly donor...
  • EPA says new clean water rules are still in effect even though judge suspended them

    08/29/2015 5:06:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The very same crew which recently dumped three million gallons of toxic sludge out of an abandoned mine and turned the Animas River in Colorado the color of a yellow banded poison dart frog for roughly a week has just issued a whole new set of rules to “protect” small pools of water. They would also like you to know that these rules are going into effect even though a federal judge put them on hold in 13 states, too. This new batch of regulations is going to “protect” bodies of water which may include the ditch in front...
  • Union power: NJ teacher, tardy 111 times in 2 years, gets to keep job [Good work if you can get it]

    08/29/2015 5:04:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/29/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    America! It’s the land where anyone can pull themselves up by their bootstraps and make their mark if they’re willing to put in the elbow grease, ingenuity and drive to carve a path to success. Or, you could just join a union. An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times over a two-year period.In a decision filed Aug. 19, an arbitrator rejected an attempt by the Roosevelt Elementary School to fire 15-year veteran Arnold Anderson from his $90,000-a-year job, saying he was entitled to progressive discipline.Anderson was...
  • TEXAS DEPUTY Executed 2 Weeks After New Black Panthers Promised to “Off the Pigs” at Local Rally

    08/29/2015 5:01:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 29 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Earlier this month armed New Black Panther radicals marched on the Waller County Jail chanting, “The revolution is on… Off the pigs!” A large contingent of Harris County (Houston) sheriff’s office deputies met the protesters at the jail.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Last night Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth was shot dead execution style around 8:30 at night. Goforth was pumping gas into his vehicle at the time. The shooter shot him in the head and then fired several rounds into his body. Breitbart.Texas reported: “A group of armed members of the New Black Panther Party marched on the Waller County Jail Wednesday afternoon chanting...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ When Do We Start To Live And Be Happy? ~ 30 August 2015

    08/29/2015 4:58:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 44 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            WHEN DO WE START TO LIVE AND BE HAPPY? We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are. After that we're frustrated we have teenagers with whom to deal. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage! We tell ourselves our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a vacation, when we retire....
  • Indian Sisters To Be Raped As 'Punishment' For Brother Eloping [Filthy Caste System In Display]

    08/29/2015 4:55:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | August 29, 2015
    Indian Sisters To Be Raped As 'Punishment' For Brother Eloping Two Indian sisters 'sentenced' to be raped and then paraded naked around the streets with their faces blackened in another example of India's scandalous 'village justice' Barney Henderson By Barney Henderson 29 Aug 2015 Two sisters in India - one aged only 15-years - are to be raped as "punishment" for their brother running away with a married woman from a higher caste in the latest caste to shock the country. Meenakshi Kumari, who is 23, and her younger sister, will then be paraded naked with their faces blackened through...
  • Iowa Poll: Trump blazes to lead; Carson quietly rises

    08/29/2015 4:52:16 PM PDT · by LS · 76 replies
    Gannett / Des Moines Register ^ | 7:22 p.m. CDT August 29, 2015 | by Jennifer Jacobs, DES MOINES REGISTER AND TRIBUNE LS
  • Iowa poll: Trump, Carson Lead GOP Race

    08/29/2015 4:49:35 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 22 replies
    politico.com ^ | 08/29/15 | KEVIN ROBILLARD
    The outsider, non-politician duo of Donald Trump and Ben Carson continue to lead the Republican field in Iowa and are the only candidates in double digits among the 17-person field, according to a poll released Saturday night. Trump, the billionaire businessman and entertainer, leads the pack with 23 percent of the vote in the Iowa Poll, conducted by Ann Selzer for the Des Moines Register and Bloomberg. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, has 18 percent. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz each polled at 8 percent.