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  • Cameron accused of 'total failure' on immigration

    11/27/2014 8:27:46 PM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/27/2014 | BBC
    New figures show a "total failure" by David Cameron to reach his target of cutting migration to less than 100,000, says UKIP's Nigel Farage. He told the BBC it had "never been a genuine pledge" because the UK's EU membership meant "we have a total open door to nearly half a billion people". The prime minister's spokesman said immigration from outside the EU was down and more would be done. But Labour said the PM had made a promise with "no idea" how to keep it..... The Office of National Statistics said on Thursday that 583,000 people moved to the...

    11/27/2014 8:26:04 PM PST · by Bratch · 13 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | November 27, 2014 | Daniel J. Flynn
    New Orleans Saints tight end Ben Watson scored a 48 on the Wonderlic test, making him, along with Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, the smartest guy in the NFL according to the predraft intelligence gauge. Anyone doubting the man's brains, or the test's ability to judge them, should immediately read Watson's observations--before you read anything more here--on the killing of Michael Brown, the backlash against Darren Wilson, the looting in Ferguson, and so much more. Watson posted a piece on Facebook outlining the range of contradictory emotions the Missouri grand jury's decision unleashed in him. It's insightful. It's provocative. It's...
  • Ferguson Cop Darren Wilson Will Never Police Again, His Lawyer Says

    11/27/2014 7:31:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    NBC News ^ | November 27, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who killed unarmed teen Michael Brown in August, setting off months of protests, will likely never be a law enforcement officer again, his lawyer said in an interview with NBC station KSDK. "Realistically speaking, Darren will never be a police officer again, and he understands that," attorney Jim Towey said. "Going forward it will be school, and trying to carve out a new niche, new career, for he and his family." There were violent protests this week in the St. Louis suburb after a grand jury declined to indict Wilson in Brown's death...
  • A Brief History of Catholic Claims to Shakespeare

    11/27/2014 7:27:57 PM PST · by annalex · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | NOV 26 2014, 4:35 PM ET | ADAM CHANDLER
    On Tuesday, word spread about the discovery of a "first folio" of the works of William Shakespeare [...]. It was uncovered by some industrious librarians in St.-Omer, France, near the city of Calais, at a public library that already boasts possession of an even rarer Gutenberg Bible. The folio, as the BBC noted, "collects 36 of Shakespeare's 38 known plays for the first time, and was originally printed in 1623, seven years after the playwright's death." As Jennifer Schuessler reported, the folio's unearthing brings the total number of known Shakespeare compendiums to 233. [...] ...over the past century-and-a-half, based on...
  • "God Bless America" (lyrics by Irving Berlin)

    11/27/2014 7:18:59 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 8 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 1918, rev. 1938 | VANITY
    God Bless America by Irving Berlin While the storm clouds gather far across the sea, Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free. Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. God bless America, Land that I love, Stand beside her and guide her Through the night with a light from above; From the mountains, to the prairies, To the oceans white with foam, God bless America, My home, sweet home; God bless America, My home, sweet home.
  • VANITY: Your Favorite Christmas Songs/Carols?

    11/27/2014 7:17:39 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 58 replies
    Well, The Season has Begun; and I am 'In The Spirit'! What are your favorite Christmas songs/carols and renditions? Here are some of mine: Oh Come Emmanuel: What Child Is This? O Holy NIght: Ave Maria Venid Pastores (taught to me by my Jr. High Spanish teacher): The Holly and the Ivy: And finally, for fun, Baby It's Cold Outside! (there are versions of this that I like better, but this is so cute, I couldn't resist): Seasons Greetings to All! =JT
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-28-14

    11/27/2014 7:17:36 PM PST · by Salvation · 17 replies ^ | 11-28-14 | Revised New American Bible
    November 28, 2014Friday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Rv 20:1-4, 11-21:2 I, John, saw an angel come down from heaven,holding in his hand the key to the abyss and a heavy chain.He seized the dragon, the ancient serpent,which is the Devil or Satan,and tied it up for a thousand years and threw it into the abyss,which he locked over it and sealed,so that it could no longer lead the nations astrayuntil the thousand years are completed.After this, it is to be released for a short time. Then I saw thrones; those who sat on...
  • Two Black Panther Members Unable To Buy Bombs Because EBT Card Didnt Have Enough Money

    11/27/2014 6:49:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 27, 2014 | Katie Frates, associate editor
    Two men affiliated with the New Black Panther Party allegedly planned to murder Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson and St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and bomb the Gateway Arch. In an undercover police sting, the two bought a pipe bomb, and intended to buy two more but couldnt afford it until one mans girlfriends Electronic Benefit Transfer card was refilled, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Ali Davis, who go by the names Brandon Muhammad and Ali, were indicted last week on weapons charges when Baldwin purchased two hi-point .45-caliber pistols intended for someone...
  • Scholars: No, Benedict XVI doesnt support Kasper in synod debates

    11/27/2014 6:41:16 PM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Insight ^ | November 25, 2014 | CNA
    Scholars: No, Benedict XVI doesn’t support Kasper in synod debates Retired Pope Benedict XVI is pictured among cardinals, including Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, right, a few minutes before the start a consistory at which Pope Francis created 19 new cardinals in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Feb. 22. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)Scholars: No, Benedict XVI doesn’t support Kasper in synod debates | CNA | Catholic World Report A new volume of Ratzinger’s collected works includes a revised essay on the reception of Communion by the divorced and remarried.A new volume of Benedict XVI’s collected works includes...
  • Do Online Death Threats Count as Free Speech?

    11/27/2014 6:29:41 PM PST · by Theoria · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 Nov 2014 | EMILY BAZELON
    Exhibit 12 in the governments case against Anthony Elonis is a screenshot of a Facebook post he wrote in October 2010, five months after his wife, Tara, left him. His name appears in the sites familiar blue, followed by words that made Tara fear for her life: 'If I only knew then what I know now . . . I would have smothered your ass with a pillow. Dumped your body in the back seat. Dropped you off in Toad Creek and made it look like a rape and murder.'Exhibit 13, also pulled from Facebook, is a thread that started...
  • Peter H. Schuck: Yes, Congress can impeach Obama

    11/27/2014 6:26:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 24, 2014 | Peter H. Schuck
    Now that President Barack Obama has granted legal relief to as many as 5 million unauthorized immigrants, Republicans are thrashing about for an effective response. Only a few hard-liners are talking about impeachment now, but more could join them out of frustration with their other options. Many people in both parties have tried to quell such talk by saying the president is within his powers to issue the order. The problem is the pro-impeachment Republicans are right: There is a plausible case for taking that step. By constitutional design, impeachment for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors is...
  • Angry driver pushes student protester on blocked I-5

    11/27/2014 6:16:17 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 64 replies
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  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tell Us Your Favorite "Thanksgiving or Thankful" Song ~ 28 November 2014

    11/27/2014 6:13:38 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 53 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Favorite "Thanksgiving or Thankful" Songs *Video* Johnny Cash - Thanksgiving Prayer We've come to the time in the season When family and friends gather near To offer a prayer of Thanksgiving For blessings we've known through the year To join hands and thank the creator And now when Thanksgiving is due This year when I count my blessings I'm thanking the Lord He made you This year when I count my blessings I'm thanking the Lord He made you I'm grateful for the laughter of children The sun and the wind and the rain The color of blue in...
  • (Ben) Franklin Turnpike? Not so fast; It's Named for his Illegitimate son, William

    11/27/2014 6:11:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | November 27, 2014 | Jeffrey Page
    Who was Lee of Fort Lee, Votee of Votee Park and Merritt of Camp Merritt? The Name-Dropper gives you the lowdown on some of the people whose names you see on public statues, memorial plaques, park signs, highways and even some local streets around North Jersey. Have suggestions? Email them to and put Name-Dropper in the subject field.Everybody knows that Franklin Turnpike was named for the grand old man of the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin, right?You remember Ben, the heavyset guy who flew that kite in the electrical storm, who invented bifocals and the concept of the lending library....
  • Prime Minister Tony Abbott christens Royal Australian Navys biggest ship HMAS Canberra

    11/27/2014 6:06:31 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 17 replies ^ | 28th November 2014
    WITH all the pomp and ceremony that the Navy can muster, its biggest ever ship HMAS Canberra will join the fleet at Garden Island this morning. More than 1500 people will attend its launch in the 27,500 tonne amphibious attack vessels helicopter hangar. Governor-general Sir Peter Cosgrove, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Navy Chief Vice Admiral Tim Barrett will welcome the ship to the Royal Australian Navy. Mr Abbott was given a VIP tour of the ship prior to the ceremony. The guests include more than 800 family members of the ships 400-strong tri-service crew. The commissioning ceremony...

    11/27/2014 6:03:40 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2014 | by OLIVER LANE
    Taxpayers' own money is being used against them, as the government doles it out in benefits to fraudulent claimers who use it to fund terrorism, the metropolitan police's counter terrorism unit has revealed. Assistant Commissioner Terri Nicholson said terrorists were becoming ever more innovative in their attempts to smuggle much needed cash to their colleagues abroad in places like Syria and Iraq. She said as well as engaging in complex fraud, terror funding gangs often used women to smuggle large amounts of money abroad in the belief they were less likely to arouse suspicion. Nicholson said: We are seeing a...
  • BUSTED *update* Video Added: Fake Brown Family Autopsy Pathologist Shawn Parcells To Be Exposed

    11/27/2014 6:01:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Conservative Treehouse's The Last Refuge ^ | November 26, 2014 | Sundance
    Anderson Cooper is previewing his intention to reveal the fraud behind one of the Brown Family pathologists who conducted their private autopsy. The segment, scheduled to broadcast on CNN at 8:00pm, will focus on Scheme Team co-conspirator, Shawn Parcells. We previously outlined the issues:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Friday August 15th, in response to the Ferguson Police releasing the strong-arm robbery video at the Ferguson Liquor Market, Daryl Parks held a press conference. During the press conference Mr. Parks was asked a question about his organizing a 2nd autopsy of the body of Big Mike Brown. He responded thusly: its done, and well talk...
  • Oklahoma school district caves to atheist group, cancels Bible elective

    11/27/2014 5:55:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    An Oklahoma school district is reportedly walking back plans to begin offering students an elective course on the Bible after facing pressure from a major atheist group. The class, called The Book: The Bibles History, Narrative and Impact, was developed, in part, by Hobby Lobby president Steve Green, and it was set to launch in Mustang Public Schools, Raw Story reported. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) said on its website Tuesday that the district canceled the class after Hobby Lobby allegedly did not provide the district with the final curriculum for approval and did not commit to providing legal...
  • Civil Rights Groups Call for Systemic Change in U.S. Justice System

    11/27/2014 5:53:20 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 37 replies ^ | Nov. 27, 2014 | Zenitha Prince
    In the wake of the Nov. 24 decision by a Missouri grand jury to not press charges against the White officer responsible for killing an unarmed African-American teen, a coalition of civil groups presented a unified front in its denouncement of the decision and its call for systemic changes to the American justice system. We are profoundly disappointed with the miscarriage of justice that occurred last night, Barbara Arnwine, executive director of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, said during a press call on Nov. 25. Although the Ferguson grand jury did not indict Darren Wilson, she added,...
  • Frank Yablans, Former Paramount President, Dies at 79

    11/27/2014 5:47:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Variety ^ | November 27, 2014 | Pat Saperstein
    Frank Yablans, the president of Paramount Pictures during the fertile early 70s era that produced films including The Godfather and Chinatown, died of natural causes Thursday at his home in Los Angeles, according to his son, ICM Partners agent Eddy Yablans. He was 79. Renowned for a hearty sense of humor and temperamental outbursts, Yablans was later COO of MGM/United Artists and co-wrote the screenplay for Mommie Dearest, which he also produced.
  • Alleged plot included bombing Arch, killing St. Louis County prosecutor, Ferguson chief

    11/27/2014 5:44:41 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    STL Post-Dispatch ^ | 11-27-2014 | Christine Byers
    Two men indicted last week on federal weapons charges allegedly had plans to bomb the Gateway Arch and to kill St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson the Post-Dispatch has learned. Sources close to the investigation were uncertain whether the men had the capability to carry out the plans, although the two allegedly did buy what they thought was a pipe bomb in an undercover law enforcement sting. The men wanted to acquire two more bombs, the sources said, but could not afford to do it until one suspects girlfriends Electronic Benefit...
  • Feds won't ban pesticides said to kill honeybees, despite 800 studies

    11/27/2014 5:42:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 26, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Over 100 scientists worldwide, citing 800 studies, are demanding that the Obama administration follow Europes lead and put a moratorium on the use of a new-style pesticide blamed for the deaths of 30 percent of American honeybees every year. In a letter to the EPA and Agriculture Department, the scientists said there is overwhelming evidence from 800 studies that the pesticide family called neonicotinoids are to blame for the substantial declines in honeybees, bumblebees and butterflies, all pollinators needed to help farmers produce billions of dollars worth of food every year. The 108 signers of this letter therefore urge you...
  • Why blacks are urging a Black Friday boycott

    11/27/2014 5:36:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | November 27, 2014 | Soledad O'Brien and Rose Arce
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Once again, the streets are electric with anger after a white police officer evades charges for fatally shooting a black man. Sirens screech and wood batons push back marchers protesting from Missouri to New York to Los Angeles. This time the cadence of "No Justice, No Peace" has been replaced with "Hand's Up. Don't Shoot." But there was another sign raised above the crowd in a recent protest in New York: "Doing Nothing with Saying Nothing. Changes Nothing." The mathematics of this one are clear. Something's gotta give. A loose network led by African Americans in the film and arts...
  • Mitt Romney Leads 2016 Presidential Polls (VIDEO)

    11/27/2014 5:33:57 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 44 replies
    Support Indymedia NextNewsNetwork on You Tube ^ | November 26, 2014 | Support Indymedia Gary Franchi
    Just earlier this month, the midterm elections ended in a major drubbing. Republicans gained ground in the Senate, House and in Governors offices all over the nation. Now, just three weeks later, the first election polls are out, not for next year, but the year after. 2016. That, of course, the year voters select the next President of the United States. The poll might seem premature to some, but the two year mark is right around the time candidates start making their official announcements to run for office. It turns out, the top vote getter in the first Quinnipiac poll...
  • The Price Of Oil Exposes The True State Of The Economy

    11/27/2014 5:26:23 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    TMO ^ | 11-27-2014 | Raul_I_Meijer
    November 27, 2014 By: Raul_I_Meijer We should be glad the price of oil has fallen the way it has (losing another 6% today as I write this). Not because it makes the gas in our cars a bit cheaper, thats nothing compared to the other service the price slump provides. That is, it allows us to see how the economy is really doing, without the multilayered veil of propaganda, spin, fixed data and bailouts and handouts for the banking system. It shows us the huge extent to which consumer spending is falling, how much poorer people have become as stock...
  • Poll: Arabs Prefer Israel to Palestinian Authority

    11/27/2014 5:11:23 PM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Israel Today ^ | November 25, 2014
    The picture painted by the mainstream international media and loud-mouthed anti-Israel advocates is always the same: Israel is a racist and oppressive place to live for Arabs. This, so the argument goes, is particularly true following this week's government approval of the controversial "Jewish State" law. But, if Israel's such a bad place for non-Jews to live, then why does an overwhelming majority local Arabs prefer life under the rule of the Israeli government, as opposed to the Palestinian Authority? That was the finding of a survey commissioned by Israel's Channel 10 News and carried out last week by the...
  • Russia's Most Powerful Oil Official Says Oil Could Fall Below $60 In The Next Few Months

    11/27/2014 5:11:11 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 11-27-2014 | Katya Golubkova and Vladimir Soldatkin
    Katya Golubkova and Vladimir Soldatkin, Reuters November 27, 2014MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's most powerful oil official Igor Sechin said in an interview with an Austrian newspaper that oil prices could fall below $60 by mid-way through next year. Sechin, chief executive of Rosneft, Russia's largest oil producer, also said U.S. oil production would fall after 2025 and that an oil market council should be created to monitor prices, the same day the OPEC cartel met in Vienna and left its output targets unchanged. "We expect that a fall in the price to $60 and below is possible, but only during...

    11/27/2014 5:10:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 27, 2014 | Scott McKay
    FIVE WAYS CONGRESS SHOULD RESPOND TO OBAMAS EXECUTIVE AMNESTY Dont get mad. Dont get even. Get nasty. By Scott McKay 11.25.14 In the aftermath of Thursdays debacle of a speech, in which our president crossed a Rubicon of his own making and transformed himself into a tin-pot ruler of Third World quality, the incoming GOP Senate majority and the soon-to-expand Republican House majority are faced with a stiff challenge as the current Congress ends and the new one is sworn in next year. What Obama has doneasserting the right to legalize millions of trespassers and squatters against the expressed...
  • Drunk uncles make Wisconsin Thanksgivings insufferable

    11/27/2014 5:06:40 PM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Badger Herald ^ | 11-25-14
    Wisconsinites will inevitably suffer from a miserable Thanksgiving weekend, thanks to intoxicated relatives. Turns out Wisconsinites hopes for a happy Thanksgiving are no more than a pleasant post-Turkey dream, dreams which will soon be shattered by the horrible reality of drunk uncles. Estately, which brought us rankings like Which U.S. States Most Love the 1980s? (note: Wisconsin ranks ninth) and What if the Most Scottish States in America Formed an Independent Country? came out with a new, festive ranking, outlining the states most and least likely to have a miserable Thanksgiving. The site listed Wisconsin as fifth most likely for...
  • Why Ferguson Should Matter to Asian-Americans

    11/27/2014 5:05:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | November 26, 2014 | Jack Linshi
    Ferguson isnt simply black versus white. A peculiar Vine floated around social media Monday evening following the grand jury announcement in Ferguson, Mo. The short video shows an Asian-American shopkeeper standing in his looted store, with a hands-in-his-pockets matter-of-factness and a sad slump to his facial expression. Are you okay, sir? an off-screen cameraman asks. Yes, the storeowner says, dejectedly. The clip is only a few seconds, but it highlights the question of where Asian-Americans stand in the black and white palette often used to paint incidents like Ferguson. In the story of a white cops killing of a black...
  • What is this? FreeRepublic is blocked on Amtrak WIFI as an offensive site!

    11/27/2014 4:56:05 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 56 replies
    Swordmaker | November 27, 2014 | Swordmaker
    Yesterday, my girlfriend and I borded an Amtrak passenger train in Stockton to travel to visit her friends in Visalia for Thanksgiving. Amtrak offers its passengers free WIFI as part of their amenities on the trip. As part of the log on, it specifies that Amtrak block access to "offensive" web sites, but otherwise allows free access to the Internet. I agreed to their conditions and found myself connected. Four attempts to connect to FreeRepublic resulted in being notified that my browser could not connect to the server! Thinking FR might be down, I turned off my WIFI, and reverted...
  • Hunters register lowest deer kill opening in recent history (WI)

    11/27/2014 4:49:26 PM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Hunters registered 90,281 white-tailed deer over the opening weekend of the 2014 Wisconsin gun deer hunting season, an 18% drop from 2013, according to a preliminary harvest report issued Monday by the Department of Natural Resources. The two-day kill is the lowest in recent history; historical data from the DNR was available only back to 2002. State wildlife officials attributed the reduced kill to several factors, including a lower deer population in northern Wisconsin, a lower number of antlerless permits statewide and opening weekend weather that included fog and rain. The report showed hunters registered 48,926 bucks (down 9% from...
  • The U.S. Army Has Quietly Created a New Commando Division

    11/27/2014 4:48:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Medium's War Is Boring ^ | November 26, 2014 | Joseph Trevithick
    On Sept. 30, the U.S. Army unceremoniously stood up a new headquartersthe 1st Special Forces Commandat Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The division-level unit brings together more than 15,000 Green Berets and other special troops in a single new organization. Previously, the Armys Special Operations Command had directly controlled all of these troops plus others on a wide range of missions. The idea behind the new HQ is to assemble a force specifically tailored for dealing with what the Pentagon calls hybrid warfare. Simply put, hybrid warfare is a blend of straight-up traditional combatwith infantry, tanks and artilleryand secretive insurgency. Probably...
  • Ferguson Protester Accidentally Burns Down Own House Just Satire; No Tyler Jackson Case

    11/27/2014 4:43:59 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 36 replies ^ | NOV 26, 2014 | Staff Writer
    A protester in Ferguson, Missouri accidentally burned down his own house last night after mistaking the building for a convenience store. According to a report in the Ferguson Post-Gazette, 32-year-old Tyler Jackson threw a Molotov cocktail into a window not realizing he was setting ablaze his own residence. The home, which was empty at the time, subsequently burned to the ground. It was dark. I got all turned around. I thought it was a 7-11 or something, he told the newspaper. Witnesses describe Jackson shouting expletives after he realized what he had done. He then tried to put out the...
  • Dispute over 9-point buck settled with coin flip in Wisconsin

    11/27/2014 4:37:28 PM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-26-14
    Wisconsin's deer season was just a couple hours old when D.J. Jorgenson says his 11-year-old son, Kameron, wounded the buck in the Town of Oneida. Jorgenson tells WLUK-TV ( ) they tracked it to a neighbor's property. Neighbor Randy Heyrman shot twice from his stand to finish off the buck. With the deer dead and the hunters deadlocked over who could keep it, they flipped a coin. Kameron called tails. It came up heads. Heryman claimed the buck. All Kameron got was a photo.
  • Bankrupt Movie Star Burt Reynolds is Selling off his Personal Collection of Film Memorabilia - ....

    11/27/2014 4:21:39 PM PST · by Cecily · 91 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 27, 2014 | Paul Thompson
    Burt Reynolds is selling off hundreds of personal items from his Hollywood career because he's facing financial ruin. More than 600 items, including a Golden Globe award he won for the film 'Boogie Nights', will be put up for auction next month. A red jacket he wore in the hit film 'Smokey and the Bandit' is also up for offer.
  • The New York Times and Other Members of the Ferguson Hall of Shame

    11/27/2014 4:20:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 25, 2014 | Roger L. Simon
    That the photograph of Walter Duranty — the New York Times Moscow correspondent who deliberately whitewashed Stalin’s 1930s forced starvation of millions of Ukrainians and won the Pulitzer for it — still is on the newspaper’s wall of fame with their other prize winners is apparently no aberration. The New York Times has no moral center. In fact, it’s despicable. On November 24, they published the home address of Officer Darren Wilson. By now most of America knows who Wilson is — the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer exonerated for the murder of Michael Brown, the supposed 6′ 6″, three-hundred-pound “gentle...
  • Conservative expert on immigration law to pursue suit against executive action

    11/27/2014 4:15:21 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Eli Saslow
    The most pivotal moment of his career is about to unfold on prime time TV, and Kris Kobach has no way to watch. Theres really no TV in here? he says, and a waitress at a downtown diner in tiny Tonganoxie shakes her head. How about a phone? Anyone have enough cell service to stream live radio? Kobach asks, and a few of the Republicans assembled here for a county meeting rush up to help. (SNIP) Governors have been texting his cellphone and Senate staffers have been sending e-mails, and everyone is asking Kobach a version of the same question:...
  • Army mobilised to help cleanup after Brisbanes freak storm

    11/27/2014 4:12:48 PM PST · by naturalman1975
    Courier-Mail (Brisbane) ^ | 28th November 2014 | Rose Brennan, Connor OBrien
    SOLDIERS have hit the streets of storm-ravaged Brisbane to help clean up after the states worst storm in decades, after 141km/h winds, large hail stones and heavy rain battered the city.
  • WTF ATF:The ATF's Fake Retail Stores,Bad Behavior.And Why It Only Came Out Because They Failed To...

    11/27/2014 4:02:04 PM PST · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    Techdirt ^ | 11/26/2014 | Mike Masnick
    This past week, on This American Life, the first 20 minutes or so are the incredible story of just how screwed up the ATF continues to be (the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms). Much of this has been reported on over the past year and a half by reporters in Milwaukee (and investigated by Congress), but it's absolutely worth listening to the details -- which you can do over on the This American Life page (I'd post the embed here, but unfortunately This American Life does not yet appear to support HTTPS, so we can't). The story is all...
  • London woman charged with encouraging terrorism on Twitter

    11/27/2014 3:50:27 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 7 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 27 Nov 14 | Ryan Hooper
    A woman has been charged with encouraging terrorism on Twitter, police have said. Alaa Abdullah Esayed, 22, of Kennington, south London, will appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court on December 10. She has been charged with two offences under the Terrorism Act - encouraging terrorism, and the dissemination of terrorist publications and released on bail. Police said one of the charges related to posts on Esayed's Twitter account, along with photographs and video links. The charge states "she intended, or was reckless as to whether, members of the public would be directly or indirectly encouraged or otherwise induced by the statement...
  • Gerard Baden-Clays guilt encoded in councillor Paul Tullys blog

    11/27/2014 3:44:03 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 2 replies ^ | 28th November 2014 | Kate Kyriacou
    MAVERICK Ipswich councillor Paul Tully embedded a hidden message in a blog about Allison Baden-Clay, accusing her husband of killing her before he was charged. Cr Tully used a code to share his thoughts on what happened to Allison, with the first letter of every sentence in the blog spelling out an accusation of murder. Incredibly everyone missed the coded message, written only days after her body was discovered, which spelt out: THE HUSBAND DID IT.
  • 'A.D.' Series' Trailer Released Slated for Easter Sunday Premiere (Osteen Alert)

    11/27/2014 3:21:43 PM PST · by Gamecock · 36 replies
    Nov 27, 2014 | Justin Sarachik
    Full Title: 'A.D.' Series' Trailer Released; Mark Burnett and Roma Downey's 'The Bible' Followup Slated for Easter Sunday Premiere [VIDEO] ____________________________________________________________________ NBC just released the first official trailer of the upcoming "The Bible" followup, "A.D." which will focus on the events after the death of Christ and the formation of the early church. The show will debut on NBC Easter Sunday 2015, and the trailer shows some of the violent and tumultuous times surrounding the last days of Christ. "The Bible" and "A.D." was created by husband and wife duo Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. "These disciples, after Jesus dies...
  • Walmart greeters face-to-face with a gun

    11/27/2014 3:06:17 PM PST · by digger48 · 77 replies
    wthr ^ | Nov 26, 2014 | Jennie Runevitch
    INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Metro Police are searching for a pair of thieves who pulled a gun on a greeter at a local Walmart store. Surveillance cameras got a good look at the people responsible and investigators hope that leads to a break in the case. Police say the two thieves stole from a Walmart and threatened employees with a gun. The store near 73rd and Keystone does have surveillance and cameras captured images of the suspects. "So that's the two that did it?" asked shopper Tajuanea Dobbins. "That's scary to hear, yeah. That is scary to hear something like that."...
  • Oil prices in freefall as OPEC fails to agree output cut

    11/27/2014 3:06:00 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 53 replies
    Fortune ^ | November 27, 2014 | Geoffrey Smith
    Oil prices in freefall as OPEC fails to agree output cut by Geoffrey Smith @Geoffreytsmith November 27, 2014, 11:31 AM EST Oil futures fall nearly 8% to their lowest in five years as Saudi Arabia tries to squeeze U.S. shale industry. Oil prices fell to their lowest level in over five years Thursday as the cartel that produces one third of the worlds output failed to agree on measures to tackle the current glut. In what had been billed as their most important meeting in decades, ministers from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed to keep their self-imposed output...
  • Captured Terrorists Now Referred to as "Unprivileged Enemy" in Dept. of Defense Manual

    11/27/2014 3:02:58 PM PST · by rightistight · 34 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/27/14 | Aurelius
    The Department of Defense will no longer call captured terrorists "unlawful combatants," but will now refer to these people as "unprivileged enemies." In a joint publication released this month, terrorists captured and detained by the United States will no longer be called "unlawful combatants," which is now apparently an obsolete term. Instead, a more polically correct term, "unprivileged enemies," has been chosen. The manual explains, "Belligerent. In general, a person who is engaged in hostilities against the US or its multinational partners during an armed conflict. The term belligerent includes both privileged belligerent and unprivileged enemy belligerent." It also includes...
  • Geraldo Turns In His Facebook Haters, You Little Pieces of bleep'

    11/27/2014 2:55:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 25, 2014 | 10:45 PM EST | Melissa Mullins
    Uh oh. Looks like Geraldo Rivera is making a list and checking it twice.then sending it to Fox News and Facebook authorities because he doesnt like people who disagree with his stance on Obamas deportation relief plan. Rivera, a Fox News Senior Correspondent, posted the following on his Facebook page:Just checking some of your responses to my recent posts on the presidents immigration action. Most are spirited, but within the normal boundaries of decent discourse. Some, however, are hateful, ignorant and racist, even mentioning my family That is something I cannot abide. I'm turning your posts over to Fox News...
  • Why the Gallup Poll Means Deep Trouble for Hillary

    11/27/2014 2:52:54 PM PST · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    Powerline ^ | 11.27.14
    Gallup headlines: Obama Approval Drops Among Working-Class Whites. Here, working class includes all non-college graduates, some 60-65% of the adult white population. Gallups chart shows President Obamas approval rating among white college graduates and non-college graduates from the beginning of his administration to the end of October. His 27% approval rating among non-college graduates is indeed striking:
  • The Challenge: Thanksmissing

    11/27/2014 2:43:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | November 27, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: this piece was coauthored by Hagelin's daughter, Kristin Carey.God “gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike” (Matthew 5:45). Every one of us has been blessed by God, but so few of us recognize His hand on our lives. And those of us who do recognize His providence so rarely take the time to express our gratitude. All too often our thanks is missing. The Bible tells the story of a time when Jesus healed ten men from leprosy at a time. “One of them,...
  • Liberals Willing To Fight To The Last Drop Of Black Blood

    11/27/2014 2:29:54 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 27, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    The riot in Ferguson reminds me, I hate criminals, but I hate liberals more. They planned this riot. They stoked the fire, lied about the evidence and produced a made-to-order riot. Every other riot Ive ever heard of was touched off by some spontaneous event that exploded into mob violence long before any media trucks arrived. This time, the networks gave us a countdown to the riot, as if it were a Super Bowl kickoff. From the beginning, Officer Darren Wilsons shooting of Michael Brown wasnt reported like news. It was reported like a cause. The media are in a...