Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $30,032
Woo hoo!! And the first 35% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Latest Articles

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Since when was health care reform authored in the House?

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

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

    10/31/2014 6:36:23 PM PDT · by wtd · 3 replies ^ | 11/01/2014 | AFP
    WHO revises Ebola TollGENEVA (AFP) Ė The World Health Organization Friday revised its figures showing more people killed by the deadly Ebola virus, but the number of cases of the disease was slightly lower. The WHO said that 4,951 people had died across eight countries from Ebola and there was a total of 13,567 reported cases, up to and including October 29. Earlier this week the WHO had set the figures at 4,922 deaths and 13,703 cases. It said it had changed the figures after finding that some cases, particularly in Guinea, were not actually Ebola. Since the latest outbreak...
  • What if you use deadly force because the attacker is about to kill you and you hate him?

    10/31/2014 6:33:07 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 31, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Are you guilty of murder, because you didnít act based on your ďfears alone,Ē but based on your reasonable fears plus some other motive? The conventional answer is no: The LaFave treatise, for instance, expressly says that if a defender ďacts in proper self-defense, he does not lose the defense because he acts with some less admirable motive in addition to that of defending himself, as where he enjoys using force upon his adversary because he hates him.Ē The comment to Model Penal Code ß 3.04, likewise states that self-defense ďdoes not demand that [the belief of necessity of defensive...
  • RPT: ISIS Eyeing Ebola As Biological Weapon

    10/31/2014 6:29:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | October 31, 2014 1:12 pm | (Outnumbered)
    ISIS terrorists are reportedly urging supporters to use a new weapon against the West. A Spanish official claims ISIS is exploring how to use Ebola as a biological weapon. Meanwhile, U.S. intelligence officials say the constant coalition airstrikes are not slowing the tide of 1,000 foreign fighters who join with the terrorists each month. Ö
  • Update: One Survivor, One Fatality in Virgin Galacticís SpaceShipTwo Flight Accident [2 minutes in]

    10/31/2014 6:23:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | October 31, 2014 | Tim Reyes
    Participating in the press conference were executives Kevin Mickey, CEO of Scaled Composites, George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic and Stu Witt, chief executive of Mojave Air and Space Port. They emphasized that the nylon-based rocket fuel and engine had been thoroughly tested on the ground and they were confident of its readiness for in-flight testing. ... Two minutes into the powered flight would have permitted considerable time for SpaceShipTwo to gain altitude and speed. The pilots were not wearing pressure suits, only masks providing supplemental oxygen. At 50,000 feet and more, conditions are equivalent to space, and fluids in...
  • 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Man

    10/31/2014 6:23:28 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    Funny or Die ^ | October 29, 2014
    After a video of a woman experiencing over 100 instances of street harassment during a 10 hour period walking the streets of New York City went viral, Funny Or Die News decided to conduct an experiment to see what happens to a white man walking the streets of NYC.
  • Free at Last! Tahmooressi Released from Mexican Jail

    10/31/2014 6:22:57 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Oct 2014, 5:45 PM PDT | Joel B. Pollak
    U.S. Marine veteran Andrew Tahmooressi has been released from a Mexican jail, where he had languished for months on weapons charges after crossing the border with three guns in his car earlier this year. Tahmooressi has long maintained his innocence, saying that he made a wrong turn at the Mexican border and was unable to return to the U.S. upon realizing his mistake. His release became a cause cťlŤbre for conservatives nationwide. The San Diego Union-Tribune notes that Tahmooressi's legal strategy shifted in recent weeks: "He initially pressed for dismissal of the case on the grounds that his clientís rights...
  • My gransdson's question Dun=mbfounds School Board

    10/31/2014 6:20:49 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 7 replies
    10/31/14 | Kartographer
    In my grandson's words: School Board members talked to the Sr class and after all was said and done they wanted a q&a so I stand up and say this: "This is A#$^ H&!@$!@%& and this question is for all the School Board: Why is it required we know how to find triangles angels legs etc 50 different ways but it's not required to teach us about taxes (whole sr class yells in agreement) so after things settle down A bit the school board members attempt to answer my question yet avoid it and tell me to talk to the...
  • What Tuesday's Electorate PROBABLY Will Look Like [Why RATS Win: Women, Blacks, Latino Voters]

    10/31/2014 6:18:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    NBCNews ^ | October 31, 2014 | MARK MURRAY
    What Tuesday's Electorate PROBABLY Will Look Like BY MARK MURRAY Two of the biggest questions heading into Election Day are: ďWhat will the electorate look like?Ē And: ďHow will these voters break?Ē Well, our weekly NBC/WSJ/Annenberg polls have collected merged data from interviews with 6,346 likely voters from Sept. 2 through Oct. 29, and hereís a pretty good clue from this 6,000-plus sample: Overall congressional preference: GOP 49%, Dem 44% Men: GOP 54%-40% Women: Dem 49%-43% Whites: GOP 56%-37% African American: Dem 88%-7% Latinos: Dem 57%-37% 18-29: Dem 51%-42% 30-44: Dem 50%-43% 45-64: GOP 50%-43% 65+: GOP 53%-40%
  • 'Grim Reaper' attacks woman in California home

    10/31/2014 6:17:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 3 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 31, 2014
    A San Diego County woman has been attacked and stabbed in her home by an intruder dressed as the Grim Reaper on Halloween.
  • Why Alaska's Senate Race might be closer than anyone thinks

    10/31/2014 6:14:46 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 1 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 29, 2014 | Andrew Romano
    There's a time-honored cliche that political pundits tend to trot out whenever they're asked, usually on cable TV, to prognosticate about a race they aren't particularly familiar with: "It's going to come down to the ground game." Most of the time, this isn't really true. Fundamentals such as party registration numbers and the state of the economy usually play a larger part in election outcomes than the campaigns' respective efforts to ensure that their voters actually vote. But suddenly there's reason to believe that the ground game is going to matter more in this year's Alaska Senate contest between Democratic...
  • Release the suppressed footage of white men catcalling Shoshana Roberts [ petition]

    10/31/2014 6:14:03 PM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    Full title: Release the suppressed footage of white men catcalling Shoshana Roberts so that Hanna Rosin can re-edit the video. The insensitively-named organization Hollaback!, together with internet marketing agency Rob Bliss Creative, recently released a video of an actress being repeatedly harassed by catcallers as she went about her business in New York City. Unfortunately, as Hanna Rosin has pointed out in her Slate piece entitled "The Problem with that Catcalling Video: The White Guys Were Edited Out," the video was made in a way that reflects the omnipresent implicit racism of our day: it doesn't depict a representative number...
  • Director of catcalling video responds to race debate [apologizes for "racial bias"]

    10/31/2014 6:04:15 PM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | October 30, 2014
    The director of a video showing a woman being catcalled on the streets of New York has weighed in on the seeming racial disparity of the men featured. Rob Bliss, who posted the video on behalf of the anti-street-harassment group Hollaback!, told CNN that those shown were just a small sample. "First, we regret the unintended racial bias in the editing of the video that over represents men of color," Hollaback! said in a statement released Tuesday. "Although we appreciate Rob's support, we are committed to showing the complete picture. It is our hope and intention that this video will...
  • 8 Desperation Moves from Democrats That Show They'll Be Crushed on Tuesday

    10/31/2014 6:02:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 31, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Friday, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), in an act of pure political desperation, has now labeled her own constituency racist and sexist. ďIíll be very, very honest with you,Ē Landrieu said. ďThe South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. Itís been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as leader.Ē The goal: drive out the black vote, the same way President Obama did in 2012. Landrieu then added that the South is ďmore of a conservative placeĒ and said that women have a problem ďpresenting ourselves.Ē The goal: driving out...
  • FReeper Canteen - Halloween Music Dedication - 01 Nov 2014

    10/31/2014 5:58:45 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 55 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!! | The Canteen DJ's
    †† ~Halloween Music Dedication~ ~ Support The Artists ~ † Support the artists you hear throughout the Canteen! Click on the links below! Keep the music going! ArtistDirect l† Internet Radio l† AOL Music l† Sonique (Lycos) l† Real Radio Live365 l† 971TheRiver† l† GotRadio† l† Wherehouse† l† Target† l Shoutcast AFRTS l† VH1 l XM Radio l† BET l† audiophile l† Virgin Radio l† Soma (Alternative) Acaza l AudioRealm l VH1 l† Yahoo! Launch Music l† Radio Disney l† Live-Radio Net ITunes l Amazon l Salsa Radio l MTV l CMT l Ticketmaster l Billboard l ClubFM *****...
  • Poland fails to arrest Roman PolanskiÖ again

    10/31/2014 5:54:38 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 5 replies
    HotAir ^ | October 31, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Convicted child rapist and pedophile Roman Polanski found himself once again briefly detained by authorities in Poland this week. And yet again, he was released despite requests from the United States to hold him for extradition. But before getting to the details, itís worth pausing for a moment to note how CNN chose to describe the situation. Famed film director Roman Polanski, wanted in the United States for having sex with a minor in the 1970s, was questioned this week by Polish authorities but allowed to leave after the interview. Yes, I suppose you could choose to say that he...
  • Gold Price Falls, Stocks Record Highs As Japan Goes ĎWeimarí

    10/31/2014 5:52:01 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 10-31-2014 | Gold Core
    Gold Core October 31, 2014 Stocks globally surged, while gold fell sharply today despite renewed hopes that the Bank of Japanís vastly increasing money printing will fill some of the gaps left by the apparent end of Federal Reserve bond buying. The BOJ decided to increase the pace at which it expands base money to a whopping 80 trillion yen ($726 billion) per year. Previously, the BOJ targeted an annual increase of 60 to 70 trillion yen. The BOJ sailed into deeper uncharted monetary territory with the announcement that they would triple annual purchases of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and Japanese...
  • Happy Holloween!! ZOMBIES!!!

    10/31/2014 5:46:10 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    You Tube | 10/31/14 | Kartographer
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates on White Supremacy and a Life of Struggle

    10/31/2014 5:45:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Root ^ | October 30, 2014 | Staff
    This yearís top The Root 100 honoree reflects on his groundbreaking article, ďThe Case for Reparations,Ē and his belief that African Americans have accomplished much, despite overwhelming obstacles. This year we selected writer Ta-Nehisi Coates as the top honoree on The Root 100, our annual list of influential and high-achieving African Americans. It was June when The Atlantic published his widely read and highly acclaimed cover article, ďThe Case for Reparations,Ē which ďlays bare a compelling argument for the pecuniary redress of Africans brought to this country in chains and continually terrorizedósocially, politically and economically.Ē Coates sat down with The...

    10/31/2014 5:44:16 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 30,2014 | Julie Watson
  • Liberals Cannibalize Each Other Over Supposedly Racist Catcalling Video

    10/31/2014 5:39:07 PM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    The Daily Banter ^ | October 30, 2014 | Michael Luciano
    If you want to know why liberals such as myself are feeling less at home on the Left these days, some of the reaction to this viral video about street harassment with a woman named Shoshana Roberts is a good place to start. Unlike some men, Iím not the least bit surprised at the amount of harassment she was subjected to while walking around New York City. Iíve seen it firsthand many times, and have had plenty of women tell me about the ďcreepy guyĒ on the street or the subway that they just had to put up with. Itís...
  • Childishness is What Liberalism Is All About

    10/31/2014 5:37:11 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/14 | Tim Dunkin
    Immaturity. Self-indulgence. Irresponsibility. These are what liberalism is all about Anyone who regularly uses common sense knows that liberals are almost always wrong. Wrong in their opinions, wrong in their justifications, wrong in their worldview. There is not an area in our social or political discourse in which liberals donít regularly say or do things that simply make no sense to people who expect rational behavior on the part of others. More often than not, normal people find themselves looking at liberals and wondering, ďWhat were they thinking???Ē Now, itís alright to be wrong. Everybody gets something wrong every once...
  • Senator Stereotype Haunts Louisiana

    10/31/2014 5:35:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/14 | Jeff Crouere
    U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu: Strongly implying that people of her home state are both racist and sexist On this Halloween, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) played a nasty trick on the voters of Louisiana. She reiterated the ignorant and inaccurate stereotypes of Louisiana and the South by strongly implying that people of her home state are both racist and sexist. In response to a question from Chuck Todd of NBC News about why the President is not popular in Louisiana, Landrieu said, ďThe South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. Itís been a difficult time for the...
  • Dollarpocalypse Now

    10/31/2014 5:33:11 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/14 | Anthony J. Tarquinto
    Federal Reserve is losing control. They cannot keep interest rates low forever. Nobody can. And when rates rise, the results will be devastating In the 1979 film Apocalypse Now, Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (played by Marlon Brando) utters, ďthe horror, the horror,Ē on his deathbed. He might as well have been talking about the U.S. dollar. Central banks maintain a nationís currency. As the worldís largest central bank, the United States Federal Reserve, or ďFed,Ē sets the rate of interest in worldwide lending. It also has major influence on monetary policy. For instance, the Fedís $85 billion per month in...
  • Catcall video reaction: Is 'hello' in the street sexual harassment?

    10/31/2014 5:32:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 30, 2014 | Anne Steele
    Is "hello" harassment? Rob Bliss, creator of the viral video documenting the verbal harassment a woman encountered walking through the streets of Manhattan for a day, says "yes." Some are hailing the video Ė which claims this woman was catcalled or otherwise harassed 108 times in a 10-hour span Ė as an exposť on a serious social scourge. But others are criticizing the video's assumptions, such as that a man greeting a woman on the street is harassment. Bliss, who has a video marketing agency, admits that some of the scenes are more mild than others, but that "hello," in...
  • What Liberals Think

    10/31/2014 5:31:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/14 | James Sharpe
    The list goes on. And the liberal drumbeat goes on right along with it. I know, thatís a good one, isnít it? As a conservative, it is impossible to get inside the mind of a liberal. But think about it for a minute. What makes these people tick? What makes a person believe in every kind of cockamamie idea known to man Ė and profess these ideas as gospel? The even bigger question is this: How can a reasonably well-educated person fall lockstep into an ideology that supports everything from abortion-on-demand to policies that allow every Tom, Dick & Harry...
  • Mississippiís ignored senate race Ė do no ďevil for evilĒ

    10/31/2014 5:28:48 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/14 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Take responsibility for however you decide to mark your ballot, but donít lay the results at Godís feet when you had a deliberate choice to make, be it for right or wrong Observing the chaotic politics surrounding practically every issue on and off the ballot is one of the advantages of a missionaryís life being posted in sundry locales around this nation. And it is Mississippi that has collared me for more than a year Ė a state of endless hospitality, conservative ethics and Southern tenacity. In the face of injustice, Mississippians will stand their ground and rightfully so. This...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - October 31, 2014 [Devotional]

    10/31/2014 5:28:36 PM PDT · by Vision · 6 replies
    Email ^ | 10/31/14 | Joel Osteen
    Close the Door on Fear Today's Scripture ďDo not give the Devil an opportunity to work.Ē (Ephesians 4:27, ISV) Today's Word from Joel and Victoria So many people today are living with less than Godís best because theyíve allowed fear to creep in and take root in their lives. Fear is the greatest weapon the enemy uses to try to hold us back. Fear is not from God. Scripture tells us that fear brings torment. Itís designed to paralyze us and keep us from Godís blessings. The good news is that God is greater than fear. His power in...
  • Are Missouri Dems Pushing the DOJ to End Michael Brown Investigation?

    10/31/2014 5:28:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Root ^ | October 31, 2014 | Lauren Victoria Burke
    What happens next if a St. Louis grand jury doesnít charge Officer Darren Wilson?Questions have been raised in Ferguson, Mo., about the role of that state's senior U.S. senator: Did either Sen. Claire McCaskill or her staff communicate to the Department of Justice that it should end its Ferguson investigation after the local grand jury ends its own? It's been widely speculated that the St. Louis County grand juryóempaneled by police-connected St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCullochówill not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in connection with the Aug. 9 shooting death of a black teenager, 18-year-old Michael Brown. And...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [October 31, 2014]

    10/31/2014 5:26:11 PM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    The Trial of Faith " If you have faith as a mustard seed . . . nothing will be impossible for you ¬óMatthew 17:20 " We have the idea that God rewards us for our faith, and it may be so in the initial stages. But we do not earn anything through faith¬ó faith brings us into the right relationship with God and gives Him His opportunity to work. Yet God frequently has to knock the bottom out of your experience as His saint to get you in direct contact with Himself. God wants you to understand that it...
  • Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine.

    10/31/2014 5:21:52 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 55 replies
    AP THE BIG STORY ^ | 31-oct-2014 | AP the big story
    Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine, family spokesman says.
  • Once A Crusader Against Big Money, Gov. Brown Is Collecting Millions

    10/31/2014 5:20:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    LATimes ^ | October 31, 2014 | MICHAEL FINNEGAN, BEN WELSH
    Once A Crusader Against Big Money, Gov. Brown Is Collecting Millions By MICHAEL FINNEGAN, BEN WELSH Gov. Brown built his career crusading against big money in politics. Now, that fight comes with a qualifier 'You bet I was influenced,' Gov. Jerry Brown once said of donations to his campaigns for governor Twenty years ago, one of the first callers to Jerry Brown's radio show, "We the People," asked whether campaign money had influenced him as governor in the 1970s and '80s. "You bet I was influenced," he said. "You think you can collect $10 million or $20 million and not...
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General Kane injured in car accident, AG's office says

    10/31/2014 5:20:46 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    morning call ^ | 10-31-14 | Angela Couloumbis
    HARRISBURG ó Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is recuperating from a mild concussion after an early- morning car accident last week, her office said Friday. The accident occurred in a town outside Scranton, while Kane was being driven by her security detail to "morning appointments," said spokeswoman Renee Martin. "She's on the mend," said Martin. Martin said the agent who was driving dropped his iPad on the floor of Kane's state-issued Chevy Tahoe, reached down to grab it and accidentally hit a parked car on a residential street in the town of Dunmore. Kane was not wearing a seatbelt, said...
  • The Rise and Fall of the American Empire.

    10/31/2014 5:20:43 PM PDT · by Eurotwit · 25 replies ^ | November first, in the year of our lord 2014 | Frydenlund
    All empires fall. Rome... Persia... United Kingdom... In the 1960's way way way before I was born. The American Empire sent a man to the moon. 30 years later... America is dependent on Russian rockets to supply their own Astronauts. All Empires fall. It is the nature of society. Where did America go wrong?
  • Marine vet to be released from Mexican jail

    10/31/2014 5:20:36 PM PDT · by Fast Moving Angel · 23 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | October 31, 2014 | Sandra Dibble
    TIJUANA ó A Mexican federal district judge in Tijuana on Friday ordered the immediate release of a U.S. Marine veteran behind bars in Baja California on federal weapons charges.
  • Fox News Poll: 1-Point Margin in Iowa, Kansas and North Carolina Senate Races [Scary?]

    10/31/2014 5:14:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 31, 2014 | Dana Blanton
    Fox News Poll: 1-Point Margin in Iowa, Kansas and North Carolina Senate Races By Dana Blanton October 31, 2014 ďIt all comes down to turnout.Ē Thatís one of the biggest clichťs in politics. Itís also true in one-point races. Welcome to Iowa, Kansas and North Carolina. According to the latest round of Fox News Senate battleground polls, none of the front-runners in those states hits the 50 percent mark. That means these races will be decided by late-deciding voters -- and campaigns competing furiously to get their voters to the polls. One thing that is baked into the cake: President...
  • The Perils Facing the Evangelical Church

    10/31/2014 5:14:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies ^ | 10/31/14 | RC Sproul
    When we consider the predicament that the evangelical church of the twenty-first century faces in America, the first thing we need to understand is the very designation ‚Äúevangelical church‚ÄĚ is itself a redundancy. If a church is not evangelical, it is not an authentic church. The redundancy is similar to the language that we hear by which people are described as ‚Äúborn-again Christians.‚ÄĚ If a person is born again of¬†the Spirit of God, that person is, to be sure, a Christian. If a person is not regenerated by the Holy Spirit, he may profess to be a Christian, but...
  • Cargo ship from Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone bound for Port Canaveral (Self-monitoring)

    10/31/2014 5:07:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WOFL-TV ^ | October 31, 2014 | Derrol Nail, Reporter
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The EOT Spar is a 300-foot-long cargo ship due in Port Canaveral just 17 days after leaving the port of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone in West Africa. The country has documented 5,235 Ebola cases so far, according to the World Health Organization. The U.S. Coast Guard says federal requirements already in place, as well as self-monitoring by the crew is enough to reduce risk to Central Floridians. The Coast Guard says it is in close communication with the EOT Spar, an American-flagged cargo ship out of Annapolis, Maryland. It's scheduled...
  • End of the Age of Obama

    10/31/2014 4:57:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/10/14 | JAY COST
    **SNIP** We are seeing this play out right now. Obamaís coalition in 2008 was relatively largeóat 53 percent of the voteóbut unstable. In a country as vast and diverse as ours, all such coalitions are bound to be unstable. And what we have seen is Republicans poach a critical mass of the Obama vote away, in 2010 and likely in 2014, to foil his agenda. Just as Madison might have expected. It is well known that this president likes to golf and watch hipster favorites like Game of Thrones, so he probably is too busy to read dusty old books...
  • Pope Francis 'called us his brother bishops,' says Protestant pastor..

    10/31/2014 4:56:55 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 10 replies ^ | October 31, 2014 | Carol McPhail
    Full Title: Pope Francis 'called us his brother bishops,' says Protestant pastor from Mobile, who lunched, swapped caps with the pontiff MOBILE, Alabama - First, the pope does not want his ring kissed. And he prefers to be called Father Francis rather than Your Holiness. Those were some of the marching orders given to Rev. Henry W. Roberts II of Mobile and other bishops with the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches, who met with Pope Francis at the Vatican Oct. 10. The CEEC is an international ecumenical network that strives for unity among all Christians. "He looks like one of...
  • ďGet Out!" Michelle Rips Into Obama! (National Enquirer)

    10/31/2014 4:56:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 70 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | October 31, 2014 | Steve Herz
    "GET OUT!Ē Thatís the latest verbal smackdown Michelle Obama aimed at her husband Barack Ė now known as the ďHorndog PrezĒ and the ďCommander-in-PeepĒ! Only a few months after the President was called a ďpervĒ for peering down a young cutieís dress, sources tell The National ENQUIRER that Michelle ďhit the roofĒ when he was caught in another case of hanky-panky.
  • S.Leone Ebola outbreak 'catastrophic': aid group MSF (figures were "under-reported")

    10/31/2014 4:50:35 PM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 31, 2014
    Barcelona (AFP) - Ebola has wiped out whole villages in Sierra Leone and may have caused many more deaths than the nearly 5,000 official global toll, a senior coordinator of the medical aid group MSF said Friday. Rony Zachariah of Doctors Without Borders, known by its French initials MSF, said after visiting Sierra Leone that the Ebola figures were "under-reported", in an interview with AFP on the sidelines of a medical conference in Barcelona. "The situation is catastrophic. There are several villages and communities that have been basically wiped out. In one of the villages I went to, there were...
  • Ebola is the boogeyman of disease

    10/31/2014 4:49:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Dakota Student ^ | October 31, 2014 | Kjerstine Trooien, Staff Writer
    I have a joke about Ebola, but you probably wonít get it. Seriously though, everyone and their dog is freaking out about Ebola reaching the U.S. I get it. I really truly do. Any deadly disease is scary, but Ebola is super-duper scary. Anything that causes 70 percent of people who catch it to die counts as super-duper scary in my book. Thing is, you wonít catch it. I wonít catch it. According to NPR, Ebola isnít contagious until after symptoms are present. On top of that, it is only spread through bodily fluids like blood, vomit and other things...
  • EPA threatens to fine man $75k per day for homemade pond

    10/31/2014 4:49:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Week Magazine ^ | October 31, 2014 | by Bonnie Kristian
    A Wyoming man named Andy Johnson got all the required state permits when he built a stock pond on his land a couple years ago. But now the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is threatening Johnson with fines of up to $75,000 per day, claiming that the two-foot wide, six-inch deep stream he used is subject to federal control.
  • Here's Why Jeb Bush Would Be The GOP's 'Immediate Front-Runner' If He Runs (Big Donors)

    10/31/2014 4:48:43 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 30, 2014 | Hunter Walker
    Last weekend, speculation that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) might run for president in 2016 ramped up when both of his sons gave interviews indicating he was "moving forward" with a potential campaign and his family was "geared up" for it. If Bush does attempt to follow his father and brother's footsteps to the White House, many insiders expect he would be the instant leader in a crowded Republican field. "If he gets in ... he is the immediate front-runner," former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele said of Bush. Business Insider spoke to top GOP donors who indicated...
  • Nurse Roommate of Kaci Hickox Developed Ebola

    10/31/2014 4:42:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/31/14 | Jim HOft
    The roommate of CDC nurse Kaci Hickox developed Ebola displayed signs of Ebola. WAGM TV reported, via PJ Media: Sheila Pinette of the Maine CDC has released information that the roommate of Kaci Hickox, while in West Africa has displayed signs of ebola. Pinette says ďThe respondents roommate in Africa became infected without knowing how she became infected with Ebola. (Any potential risk to respondent from that incident has passed).Ē This is one of 35 points Pinette made while filing a verified petition for public health order yesterday with the state. Kaci Hickox was issued temporary court order.
  • The FRiday Night Halloween Special - Trilogy of Terror (1975)

    10/31/2014 4:42:10 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Since it's Halloween, a spooky extra feature tonight. Karen Black stars in this made-for-tv movie featuring two pretty good stories, and one absolute classic (the Zuni Warrior Doll)
  • Notre Dameís ĎGay in Christí Conference aims for fidelity, but speakers embrace Ďgay identityí

    10/31/2014 4:41:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 31, 2014 | Kimberly Scharfenberger
    A conference today at the University of Notre Dame will address ‚Äúa pastoral strategy for parishes to be able to receive the gifts of self-identified gay Catholics,‚ÄĚ while remaining faithful to Catholic teaching on marriage and sexuality‚ÄĒbut some speakers‚Äô perspectives on ‚Äúgay identity‚ÄĚ may fall short of true orthodoxy. ‚ÄúGay in Christ: Dimensions of Fidelity‚ÄĚ is co-sponsored by Notre Dame‚Äôs¬†Institute for Church Life¬†(ICL) and the¬†Gender Relations Center. ICL director Dr. John Cavadini poses the following question on the University‚Äôs website: ‚ÄúCan Church teaching support an ‚Äėexchange of gifts,‚Äô enabling a parish community to receive the gifts that such people bring...
  • Zambia sees Africa's first white ruler in decades

    10/31/2014 4:39:15 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    France 24 ^ | October 29, 2014 | AFP
    Sata, who was nicknamed "King Cobra" for his sharp tongue and brusque manner, died while undergoing treatment at London's King Edward VII hospital, the Zambian government said. Under Zambian law, fresh elections must be held within the next 90 days. Vice President Scott, 70, whose parents hail from Scotland, is not eligible to stand because Zambia's 1996 constitution bars the election of heads of state with foreign parents... The move makes Scott the first white president of an African nation since FW de Klerk ruled apartheid South Africa more than 20 years ago... Sata was elected in 2011 to preside...