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  • George Stephanopoulos joined Bill Clinton at Pedo Island (naughty newser loser alert)

    05/26/2015 11:16:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | May 23, 2015
    Turns out George Stephanopoulos did more than just donate to the Clinton Foundation while working as an ‘impartial’ media person for ABC. He also joined Bill Clinton and Jeffrey Epstein at Lolita Island in 2010. Lolita Island is also known as ‘Pedo Island’. This one documented trip by George Stephanopoulos and Bill Clinton was in December of 2010. George Stephanopoulos was at ABC at the time. This was just two years before that ridiculous GOP debate where George Stephanopoulos badgered Mitt Romney about banning contraception. Now I know why it was such an issue for George Stephanopoulos.
  • BREAKING: Southern Israel Attacked By Rockets, IDF Retaliation Expected

    05/26/2015 11:08:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | May 26, 2015 | Yochanan Visser
    A spokesman said Israel holds Hamas responsible for the attack. One hour ago, sirens went off in southern Israel, causing people to seek shelter in their security rooms and in public shelters. In Israel, most houses have a specially built security room that can survive chemical attacks and all sorts of conventional attacks. A short time later, a rocket – probably a home-made M-75 missile with a range of 75 km or a Grad missile – landed in the city of Gan Yavne, east of the coastal city of Ashdod.
  • Slain Father of 7 Considered a Hero in His Community: Family

    05/26/2015 10:50:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 5/26 | Dave Summers
    A father of seven shot to death at a Memorial Day gathering was looked up to as a man who turned his life around and helped others do the same, his family told NBC 7 Tuesday. Joel Branch, 47, was with a group on his patio Monday night when two men walked up and fatally shot him and his cousin, 48-year-old Gerald Morris. “It's bad. This is bad. He was my only baby,” Branch’s mother Kathy said. Branch, who went by the nickname “Junior,” was thought of as a real hero in his Valencia Park neighborhood after he not only...
  • Bernie Sanders Challenges Hillary Clinton at His First Rally

    05/26/2015 10:43:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 26, 2015
    BURLINGTON, Vt. — Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont began drawing implicit contrasts with Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday in the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, as he played the liberal purist in throwing down policy gauntlet after gauntlet – a $15 minimum wage, $1 trillion for public works jobs, a “Medicare-for-all” system of universal health care — in his first campaign rally since declaring his candidacy last month. The rally ended with a sing-a-long of the folk anthem “This Land is Your Land” as Mr. Sanders, known as a no-nonsense and rumpled antipolitician, shook hands and frequently flashed...
  • Baltimore FOP President: Commissioner Batts apologizes to officers

    05/26/2015 10:30:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    ABC News Baltimore ^ | May 26, 2015 | By Christian Schaffer
    BALTIMORE - The president of Baltimore City's police union says Police Commissioner Anthony Batts felt it was necessary to apologize for some of the things that happened, and didn't happen, on the day of the riots one month ago. Batts addressed a crowded meeting of the FOP Lodge #3 membership Tuesday night, but he left without answering any questions from police or the media. FOP President Gene Ryan says he wrote down some of what the commissioner said. “Some of his quotes were 'I let you guys down. I apologize to every man and woman in this room because I...
  • FIFA Officials Arrested on Corruption Charges; Face Extradition to U.S.

    05/26/2015 10:09:33 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 5-27-2015 | MATT APUZZO, MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM and SAM BORDENMAY
    Swiss authorities began an extraordinary early-morning operation here Wednesday to arrest several top soccer officials and extradite them to the United States on federal corruption charges. As leaders of FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, gathered for their annual meeting, more than a dozen plain-clothed Swiss law enforcement officials arrived unannounced at the Baur au Lac hotel, an elegant five-star property with views of the Alps and Lake Zurich. The officers went to the registration desk to get keys, then headed upstairs toward the hotel rooms. One FIFA official was led by the authorities from his room to a side-door exit...
  • China gets a new billionaire every week: Wealthy Chinese are getting even richer really fast.

    05/26/2015 10:03:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN Money ^ | May 26, 2015 | Sophia Yan
    A new billionaire was created almost every week in China in the first quarter of 2015, according to a report by UBS and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Wealth creation is booming for the Chinese -- supported by strong economic growth and robust capital markets -- and it's all happened in the last 15 years, said Francis Liu, a managing director at UBS Wealth Management. They're primarily pulling in the big bucks from real estate, technology, healthcare and other consumer industries, he said. In 2014, there were about 200 billionaires in China, versus 570 in the U.S., according to UBS. Chinese billionaires are also...
  • President Obama’s legacy is increasingly in legal jeopardy

    05/26/2015 10:00:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/27/2015 | Amber Phillips
    President Obama's second-term agenda, it seems, is in the hands of the courts. Same-sex marriage. Obamacare. Climate change. And now immigration. And in many cases, there is significant doubt about whether his signature initiatives will stand legal scrutiny. The latest blow to Obama's second-term plans came Tuesday when a federal appeals court in New Orleans denied the administration's request to move forward with implementing his expanded executive action on immigration to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants. Texas and 25 other states have sued to have it shelved. The drama is sure to ensue for months, writes the Post's...
  • Obama’s Remedial Legal Education

    05/26/2015 9:58:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 26, 2015 | Editorial
    America’s most powerful former law professor is getting a re-education in the Constitution, and on present course President Obama might flunk out. Witness Tuesday’s federal appeals-court rebuke of his 2014 immigration order, including language that suggests the Administration will also lose on the legal and policy merits. Mr. Obama caused a furor in November when he suddenly claimed powers he had previously said he didn’t have to award legal status and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants. The Administration claims it is merely allowing immigration officers to apply routine “prosecutorial discretion” on a case by case basis not to...
  • Facebook Trending Biased?

    05/26/2015 9:53:44 PM PDT · by jarwulf · 5 replies
    Facebook
    Anybody ever noticed how the Facebook Trending bar virtually never has an antileftwing story? Whenever there is a political story its always some attack on conservatives or Republican foible. I don't think I've every seen a Democrat on a headline except rarely as praise like 'obama fistbumps' or something to that effect. Its on by default and there is no way to remove it either. Mighty curious as to how the 'algorithms' work. Seems to be some roundabout way to shift people who otherwise don't get news any other way. Am I mistaken? Go ahead and see if you can...
  • What If a New Constitutional Convention Overthrows the Federal Reserve Act because of Lois Lerner?

    05/26/2015 9:42:10 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 5/26/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
      I heard a man speak on Tony Brown’s Journal in the 1980s, on the thesis that the Federal Reserve System is a tax-farming system, creating monies out of nothing, loaning them to the United States, charging interest that must be repaid with taxes. It sounds paranoiac, until you learn that the Federal Reserve Act was closely associated with the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment to the US Constitution establishing the Federal Income Tax. Now that Texas is close to pushing us over the top of the number of states required to ask Congress to call a Constitutional convention, what might happen...
  • National Review Endorses Sodomite "Marriage"

    05/26/2015 9:40:21 PM PDT · by WTFOVR · 61 replies
    The Stream ^ | May 21, 2015 | The Editors
    Standing Athwart the March of History, Yelling, “Stop! Wait for Me!” With its managing editor endorsing same-sex marriage, will National Review join the ranks of the Church's persecutors? ... For many of us, National Review is indispensable daily reading. It hosts many of conservatism’s most gifted writers. Indeed, The Stream is proud to publish columns by such NR stalwarts as Jonah Goldberg, Rich Lowry and Kathryn Lopez. This is why the publication of a long essay defending same-sex marriage by National Review’s managing editor Jason Lee Steorts is so distressing. Steorts defends both same-sex “marriage” and, by implication, sexual relations...
  • ‘We Will Gather Together Kurds And Arabs, Invade Jerusalem, And Create A One World Islamic Empire’

    05/26/2015 9:37:27 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 16 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Theodore Shoebat
    By Allah’s will, Jerusalem belongs to the Kurds, the Turks, the Arabs, and to all Muslims. And as our forefathers fought side by side at Gallipoli, and just as our forefathers went together to liberate Jerusalem with Saladin, we will march together on the same path [to liberate Jerusalem].The amazing speeches by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu were given at the inauguration ceremony at the country’s 55th airport in Yuksekova district of southeastern border province of Hakkari, in which they made an entire declaration to the Islamic world, on their desire to conquer Jerusalem and...
  • Coulter Hates ‘the Browning of America’

    05/26/2015 9:37:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 26, 2015 | Lloyd Grove
    The motormouth claims the U.S. is being ruined by an influx of immigrants from Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Is this performance art or is she for real?When it comes to Ann Coulter—the conservative blonde avenger, the loud-mouthed provocateur, the human hot-button of mass-media notoriety who is forever tossing turds into liberals’ punch bowls—people always want to know: Is she for real? Even the title of her latest book, ˇAdios, America!: The Left’s Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole, is guaranteed to raise many folks’ blood pressure and strain their credulity. Does Coulter actually believe the...
  • Tesla Motors Inc: Gigafactory To Be A Major Turning Point In Auto Market

    05/26/2015 9:35:12 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 5 replies
    valuewalk ^ | May 26, 2015 08:08:59 PM | Michelle Jones
    Tesla Motors Inc: Gigafactory To Be A Major Turning Point In Auto Market Posted By: Michelle JonesPosted date: May 26, 2015 08:08:59 PMIn: TechnologyNo Comments Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is leading the way in electric vehicle technology, especially in batteries, and this is a good time to be in Tesla’s position. Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) estimates that “electrified vehicles” will be one-quarter of the car sales in the world in the next ten years. The analysts define “electrified vehicles” as those with an electric powertrain, which include not only EVs but also hybrids and fuel cell vehicles.Tesla is taking one of...
  • Parents of boy killed in crossfire ‘don’t forgive s–t’

    05/26/2015 9:33:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | Kevin Fasick and Leonard Greene
    Two gunmen who traded shots at a Bronx basketball tournament​, with one of the bullets killing a 4-year-old boy​, ​were sentenced to lengthy jail terms ​Tuesday ​on what would have been the victim’s seventh birthday. Rondell Pinkerton,​ ​20, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in April, was sentenced to 20 years in prison plus five years of supervised release.
  • ‘No Proactive Policing Right Now’: Baltimore Cop Says Violence Will Get Worse

    05/26/2015 9:29:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | May 26, 2015 10:33 pm
    The violence in Baltimore worsened over Memorial Day weekend, with 32 reported shootings and nine fatalities. There have now been 35 murders this month in Baltimore, the highest monthly total since 1999. A current Baltimore police officer who chose to hide his identity reacted on “Hannity” tonight, saying that the surge in violence is a “direct result” from the six officers who were indicted by a grand jury in the death of Freddie Gray. “After the protests, it seems like the citizens would appreciate a lack of police presence, and that’s exactly what they’re getting,” the officer said. “No proactive...
  • Skeletal Remains Found in Fremont Matched to Swedish Student Who Vanished in 1982

    05/26/2015 9:16:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | May 26, 2015 | Jodi Hernandez
    Authorities say skeletal remains found in the East Bay Hills are those of a Swedish exchange student who disappeared more than 30 years ago. The Marin Independent Journal first reported Tuesday that the remains belong to Elisabeth Martinsson, a 21-year-old studying at the College of Marin who vanished on Jan. 17, 1982. The Marin County Sheriff held a news conference Tuesday afternoon to answer questions after intense public interest. Investigator Jamie Scardina said they got her positive identification from dental records in November, after skeletal remains were first found in Fremont's Morrisson Canyon in 2010. But he said his agency...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-27-15, OM, St. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop

    05/26/2015 9:00:31 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-27-15 | Revised New American Bible
    May 27, 2015Wednesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 Sir 36:1, 4-5a, 10-17 Come to our aid, O God of the universe,look upon us, show us the light of your mercies,and put all the nations in dread of you!Thus they will know, as we know,that there is no God but you, O Lord. Give new signs and work new wonders. Gather all the tribes of Jacob,that they may inherit the land as of old,Show mercy to the people called by your name;Israel, whom you named your firstborn.Take pity on your holy city,Jerusalem, your dwelling place.Fill...
  • The Soul, Its Burdens, & the Path to Restoration (Part 4)PODCAST

    05/26/2015 8:49:04 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case]
    Podcast Garden ^ | 5/26/2015 | Rob W. Case
    In the fourth part of our series on the Soul, Its Burdens, and the Path to Restoration, after we finish our discussion on how God transforms and influences the mind, we discuss how God can (and does) touch and influence the will and the emotions, and restore them to where they can act and/or react from a newly reapportioned disposition. (The program can be accessed by clicking on the "Source" link, or by clicking HERE.
  • Rose unplugged Morning Show May 27 2015.

    05/26/2015 8:35:45 PM PDT · by GregB · 3 replies
    Rose is back. She is on from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday . You can go to www.am1250theanswer.com to hear her live or go to www.roseunplugged.com/bio-encore to hear archives. Streaming at saleminteractivemedia.com/ListenLive/player/WPGPAM
  • Rio Rancho police identify officer killed in shooting; suspect in custody (3rd or 4th one recently)

    05/26/2015 8:35:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    KOB-TV ^ | May 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Reed and Blair Miller
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Rio Rancho police have identified the officer killed in the line of duty and the suspect accused of shooting him on Memorial Day. Just after 8 p.m. Monday, officer Gregg "Nigel" Benner was shot during a traffic stop near Southern Boulevard and Pinetree Road in Rio Rancho. He later died at UNM Hospital, the department confirmed early Tuesday. Benner, 49, was a four-year veteran of the department and a married father of five adult children. He was also an Air Force veteran. "Officer Benner was a dedicated military veteran and law enforcement officer and his tragic death is deeply saddening...
  • A ‘Bulletproof’ Cross Rises in Karachi [Pakistan]

    05/26/2015 8:32:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/15/15 | Tim Craig
    KARACHI, PAKISTAN — Pakistani businessman Parvez Henry Gill says he was sleeping when God crashed into one of his dreams and gave him a job: find a way to protect Christians in Pakistan from violence and abuse. “I want you to do something different,” God told him. That was four years ago, and Gill, a lifelong devout Christian, struggled for months with how to respond. Eventually, after more restless nights and more prayers, he awoke one morning with his answer: He would build one of the world’s largest crosses in one of the world’s most unlikely places. “I said, ‘I...
  • Children Will Be Required to Turn in Their Parents

    05/26/2015 8:31:40 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 16 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 5/26/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
      Ten pages of Google search returns for “children turned in their parents” show no historical awareness today of the phenomenon, common in the Nazi and Communist eras.  Yet history as prophecy gives a complete picture of what will happen, when a radical ideology takes complete control of education, away from the parents, their first teachers in the family.  Time to start exercising self-censorship, so your young people don’t end up orphans under the state control of "the new family".
  • As Synod Council Meets, 'Shadow Council' Pushes Acceptance of Gay Unions

    05/26/2015 8:15:08 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Rome, Italy, May 26, 2015 / 03:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- While the Synod of Bishops' ordinary council gathered to discuss the upcoming Synod on the Family this week, a private group of bishops and experts convened behind closed doors in Rome to consider the most controversial issues at the synod, particularly support of gay unions and Communion for the divorced and remarried. Pope Francis chaired the May 25-26 meeting of the Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops, which is preparing for this October's synod on “the vocation and mission of the family in the Church and in contemporary world.”...
  • Satan's Toy: The New OUIJA Board: The 'Charlie Charlie Challenge'

    05/26/2015 8:04:51 PM PDT · by topher · 55 replies
    Various | May 26, 2015
    I have read the following 'fact filled book': Possessed: The True Story of an Exorcism by Thomas B. Allen (ISBN 038542034X). In the book, the boy tries to reach his dead aunt using a OUIJA board. He instead is possessed by 10 demons. Fast forward to today. Children are playing a new game: The Charlie Charlie Challenge. One basically builds a 'OUIJA' board using a sheet of paper and two pencils. There is a YouTube Video that explains how to do this. There are also articles on the Internet about the 'Charlie Charlie Challenge': The Charlie Charlie Challenge - what...
  • Texas Rising

    05/26/2015 8:00:06 PM PDT · by stuck_in_new_orleans · 36 replies
    Anyone watching the miniseries on History Channel? I missed part 1. Watching second. Not that great but I haven't changed the channel yet.
  • China to extend military reach, build lighthouses in disputed waters

    05/26/2015 7:59:39 PM PDT · by Mariner · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 26th, 2015 | Megha Rajagopalan
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China outlined a strategy to boost its naval reach on Tuesday and announced plans for the construction of two lighthouses in disputed waters, developments likely to escalate tensions in a region already jittery about Beijing's maritime ambitions. In a policy document issued by the State Council, the Communist-ruled country's cabinet, China vowed to increase its "open seas protection", switching from air defence to both offence and defence, and criticised neighbours who take "provocative actions" on its reefs and islands. China has been taking an increasingly assertive posture over recent years in the disputed waters of the South...
  • Spouses of Guest Workers Now Eligible for Work Permits Under Obama Actions

    05/26/2015 7:59:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 26, 2015 | Caroline May
    The Department of Homeland Security is now accepting employment authorization applications for certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B visa holders. In February, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced that, come May, the Obama administration would be extending employment authorization eligibility to a category of immigrant previously ineligible to work in the U.S. — dependent spouses of H-1B immigrants. DHS began accepting applications under the new H-4 employment rule — which was part of the executive actions on immigration President Obama put in motion on November 20 — Tuesday. When the Obama administration announced the expansion in...
  • “Six Seconds”

    05/26/2015 7:52:46 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 28 replies
    neveryetmelted ^ | 25 May 2015 | Lt. Gen. John Kelly
    "The truck’s windshield explodes into shards of glass as their rounds take it apart and tear into the body of the son of a b@@@@ trying to get past them to kill their brothers.....American and Iraqi – bedded down in the barracks, totally unaware that their lives at that moment depended entirely on two Marines standing their ground. Yale and Haerter never hesitated. By all reports and by the recording, they never stepped back....."
  • Mayor Responds To Deadliest Month In Baltimore In 16 Years (35 killings so far)

    05/26/2015 7:50:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    WJZ-TV ^ | May 26, 2015 | Mike Hellgren
    BALTIMORE (WJZ)–Bloodshed in Baltimore’s streets. The month of May is the deadliest in the city in more than a decade and it’s not over yet. Mike Hellgren has the latest. Shooting after shooting, the crime tape, responding cops, and bullet markers–are all-too-familiar across Baltimore particularly in the Western District. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The number of non-fatal shootings citywide has almost doubled year-to-date. Last weekend was particularly bloody, with 30 people shot–8 of them killed, making this month Baltimore’s deadliest in 16 years. Patricia Jordan lost her only son to street violence. “As a mom, that’s something you carry with you every day,” she...
  • Hammer Fired vs. Striker Fired

    05/26/2015 7:50:24 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 17 replies
    Firearms History, Technology & Development ^ | Monday, May 25, 2015 | The Editor
    In the world of modern firearms which use centerfire cartridges, there are two major types of mechanisms used to trigger the cartridge primer. One uses a hammer and another uses a striker. Therefore, mechanisms that use a hammer are called hammer-fired and the ones that use a striker are called striker fired. As you can guess, each mechanism has its own group of supporters. In today's post, we will study what this all means. In a hammer fired mechanism, the hammer is a heavy piece that is allowed to rotate about a pivot point. When the hammer is cocked, it...
  • Remember when Jim Bob Duggar said incest should be punishable by death?

    05/26/2015 7:39:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | 26 May 2015 | Scott Sutton
    After last week’s shocking admission that he’d molested his sisters as a teenager, former “19 Kids and Counting” star Josh Duggar has put his parents in quite a pickle. While Josh has (deservedly) received plenty of backlash from his admission, his parents have also come under heavy scrutiny for how they have handled the situation. ..... However, it’s worth noting where Jim Bob, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2002, actually stands on the issue of incest and rape — or at least what he told the public while he was running for office. According to Gawker, who...
  • Warrant issued for ‘army hero’ who missed court appearance

    05/26/2015 7:38:26 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 26th May 2015 | Peter Mickelburough
    AN arrest warrant has been ­issued for an accused fake war hero who told a magistrate he was dying of cancer after he failed to appear in court. “Major-General” Neville Donohue faces deception charges, including impersonating a public official, and is also being chased for failing to repay a $460,000 loan. Mr Donohue has repeatedly failed to appear in court, writing to a magistrate in February last year that he was dying of cancer and had just months to live. On Monday, police officer Vaughan Atherton told the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court Mr Donohue was “an old-time swindler” after he again...
  • Evangelical Protestants Are The Biggest Winners When People Change Faiths

    05/26/2015 7:27:44 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 5 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | 9:35 AM May 19, 2015 | Leah Libresco
    Religions in the United States grow and shrink because of immigration, births, deaths and many other factors, but a recent report from the Pew Research Center offers a chance to look in detail at which religions are gaining and losing members the old-fashioned way: by recruiting new members. Pew took a look at which religions have gained and lost followers when people change faiths, and we used its data to run the tape forward and see which religions would be on the rise if people kept switching at the current rates. This model isn’t a projection of the future...
  • How Much Would Your Body Cost if You Had to Buy it One Piece at a Time? (Vanity)

    05/26/2015 7:24:54 PM PDT · by amorphous · 41 replies
    N/A ^ | 26 May, 2015 | N/A
    I received the bill for a single porcelain crown today. It was almost $900. That got me to thinking, what would it cost if you had to pay for all of your body parts one piece at a time? At today's prices, probably way more than a lot of us are worth. God sure was good to us. He gave most of us all the body parts we needed for free. Of course good ol' mom and dad helped! Just something to be thankful for and a break from thinking about all the trouble in the world today.
  • Air Force certifies SpaceX to bid for military space missions

    05/26/2015 7:22:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    engadget.com ^ | Mariella Moon
    Making peace with US Air Force and dropping charges against the agency has paid off for SpaceX. Its Falcon 9 rocket has finally been certified, giving the company the right to compete for national security launches. Elon Musk's space corp has passed every requirement set by the Air Force, after a couple of years (and a few months of delay), lots of paperwork and tests. According to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, this certification allows more than one provider to compete for military launches, which is expected to cost the branch $70 billion until 2030, for the first time...
  • Biker attorney seeks to replace judges, demands immediate release of clients

    05/26/2015 7:09:58 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 164 replies
    Waco Tribune ^ | 5/26/15 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    An attorney for two men arrested in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout between rival bikers says his clients are being held illegally and is seeking to replace all McLennan County judges connected to the case. Austin attorney Adam Reposa alleges in motions filed Tuesday that the charging documents filed against his clients, and the 168 others jailed in the chaotic melee, are legally insufficient. He also claims that the $1 million bonds are unreasonably oppressive and that the judge who set them and the judges who, so far, have not reduced them have shown bias and should be recused....
  • Can a Sincere Christian be a "Practicing Homosexual"

    05/26/2015 7:08:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    SBM Ministries ^ | 05/26/2015
    Q&A. Christian Apologist Ravi Zacharias responds to an audience's question: Can a Sincere Christian be a "Practicing Homosexual" CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO OF HIS REPONSE
  • Should Christians Attend Homosexual “Weddings”?

    05/26/2015 7:06:25 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 45 replies
    R.C. Sproul Jr. ^ | 5-26-15 | R.C. Sproul Jr.
    Some of our deepest challenges as believers involve dealing with the sins of others, particularly those whom we love. Whether it is a relative struggling with addiction, a best friend unfaithful to his spouse, or a loved one embracing sexual perversion we often feel caught between our genuine love for the sinner and our genuine revulsion at the sin. The bromide “Hate the sin, love the sinner,” while at least infused with a touch of wisdom, doesn’t typically answer all the hard questions. When confronted with tough moral calls it’s often wise to slow down and define our terms. First,...
  • How Smart Should the President Be? A historical analysis suggests a link between IQ and performance

    05/26/2015 7:03:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Scientific American ^ | May 26, 2015 | David Z. Hambrick
    Do the smartest presidents make the best presidents? This question invariably emerges as a topic of spirited debate when the U.S. presidential election approaches. In 2004, former New York Times Executive Editor Howell Raines asked, “Does anyone in America doubt that Kerry has a higher IQ than Bush?” Citing Bush’s and Kerry’s scores on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery—an IQ-like test that the military uses to determine whether a recruit is qualified for enlistment—the conservative pundit Steve Sailer countered that there was no doubt that, in fact, Bush had the higher IQ. And the chatter about IQ has begun...
  • Police: Woman held down husband during hatchet attack

    05/26/2015 7:02:11 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2015 | Sally Ho
    An Idaho woman who was having an affair orchestrated a gruesome Las Vegas hatchet attack that left her husband dead with his head nearly severed while they were on a family trip on Memorial Day, police said. Police identified the victim as Enrique Hernandez, 43, who had chop wounds on his neck, head and right leg.
  • Sure, why not: Hillary never disclosed secret shell company that funnels income to Bill Clinton

    05/26/2015 7:01:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/26/2015 | AllahPundit
    This story had to wait for a slow news day because “Clintons hide information from public about possible conflicts of interest” barely qualifies as “news” anymore.Unlike Hillary’s deleted e-mails and the Clinton Foundation’s “mistakes” and memory lapses about its donors, though, this appears to be kinda sorta above board. The newly released financial files on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton’s growing fortune omit a company with no apparent employees or assets that the former president has legally used to provide consulting and other services, but which demonstrates the complexity of the family’s finances.Because the company, WJC, LLC, has no...
  • Self-parking Volvo ploughs into journalists [article with video] [link only]

    05/26/2015 6:56:57 PM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies
    Independent U.K. [link only] | May 27, 2015 | Andrew Griffin
    link only: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/selfparking-volvo-plows-into-journalists-after-owner-neglects-to-pay-for-extra-feature-that-stops-cars-crashing-into-people-10277203.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8nnhUCtcO8
  • Ferguson Protesters Were Promised Up To $5,000 A Month To Protest, Demand Payment

    05/26/2015 6:38:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    HNGN ^ | May 26, 2015 | Taylor Tyler
    The Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) group reportedly promised to pay protesters $5,000 per month to stir up civil unrest in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown at the hands of a white police officer.Last year's protests in Ferguson, Missouri were attended by hired protesters who were promised thousands of dollars per month to participate in the Black Lives Matter movement, but the hiring organization never paid those protesters, and now they are speaking out. The Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) group, which succeeded the now-bankrupt St. Louis branch of the Association of Community Organizations...
  • Charter Communications to offer Dodgers TV channel (after buyout of Time Warner)

    05/26/2015 6:35:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 26, 2015 | Meg James
    Charter Communications plans to soon begin offering the Los Angeles Dodgers TV channel, SportsNet LA, in Southern California, breaking the year-long impasse that has prevented thousands of baseball fans from watching their favorite team on TV ... "We want the Dodgers on every outlet and we are committed to making that happen," [Charter Communications Chief Executive Tom] Rutledge said ...
  • Aging Hippies Can Buy Children in Cuba for the Price of a Happy Meal

    05/26/2015 6:23:14 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 12 replies
    Letter to Congressman Tom McClintock, CA 4th District | 5/26/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    Letter to Cogressman Tom McClintock, California 4th District Please raise Congressman McClintock's concern regarding the issue of sex tourism to Cuba with his colleagues on committees concerned with suppression of international sex tourism from the US.Please see the search string "Daniel Greenfield Cuba Sex Tourism" for evidence of concern to Federal agencies charged with enforcement against organized international pedophilia. At The Death of the Left it is possible to read: "The embargo didn’t turn Cuba into a hellhole whose main tourism industry is inviting progressive Canadian pedophiles to rape its children. Castro did that with help from the dead guy...
  • Marine court-martialed for refusing to remove Bible verse

    05/26/2015 6:18:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    · FoxNews.com ^ | ·Published May 26, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    A United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer – a verse of Scripture the military determined “could easily be seen as contrary to good order and discipline.” The plight of Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling seems unbelievable – a member of the Armed Forces criminally prosecuted for displaying a slightly altered passage of Scripture from the Old Testament: “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.” Sterling, who represented herself at trial, was convicted February 1, 2014 in a court-martial at Camp Lejune, North Carolina after she refused to obey orders...
  • Burke: Michael Sam signing with CFL historic moment

    05/26/2015 6:06:42 PM PDT · by Salman · 38 replies
    AP ^ | May. 26, 2015 | AP
    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Brian Burke believes the Montreal Alouettes signing of Michael Sam is a tipping point in professional sports. The Calgary Flames president of hockey operations, who co-founded You Can Play in memory of his late son, says the arrival of the openly gay player in the CFL will be a watershed moment. "I think it's huge," Burke told The Canadian Press on Tuesday. "To me, this is one of those 20, 30, 40 years from now, people will look back and say 'remember when Michael Sam signed with the Alouettes?' "We know we have gay athletes in...
  • HSBC fears world recession with no lifeboats left

    05/26/2015 6:06:34 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 25 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 5:00PM BST 24 May 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The world economy is disturbingly close to stall speed. The United Nations has cut its global growth forecast for this year to 2.8pc, the latest of the multinational bodies to retreat. It leaves a thin safety buffer against any economic shock - most potently if China abandons its crawling dollar peg and resorts to 'beggar-thy-neighbour' policies, transmitting a further deflationary shock across the global economy. ... Each of the past four US recoveries has been weaker than the last one. The average growth rate has fallen from 4.5pc in the early 1980s to nearer 2pc this time. ... The US...