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  • Nearly-frozen Nantucket waves captured on camera

    02/26/2015 1:54:11 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    WCVB.com (Boston) ^ | 02/26/2015
  • Australian researchers 3-D print two jet engines

    02/26/2015 1:47:29 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 02/26/2015 | UPI
    MELBOURNE, Feb. 26 (UPI) — Researchers have 3-D printed everything from animal prosthetics and human teeth to whole cars, but now a university in Australia has tackled printing two jet engines. A group of researchers at Melbourne’s Monash University, in conjunction with Deakin University and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), used a large 3-D printer to manufacture the two engines.
  • ‘Nailed it!’ Martha MacCallum lays the ‘Jihadi John’ truth-boom down on Marie Harf

    02/26/2015 8:25:51 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 02/26/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Now that we know a little more about the ISIS beheader known as “Jihadi John” and his “well-to-do” family and college education, Fox News’ Martha MacCallum sums up just how devastating this news is to Marie Harf’s #JobsForISIS narrative:
  • Does American exceptionalism make us dumb?

    02/26/2015 6:46:55 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 24, 2015 | Jay Parini
    (CNN)—Talk of American exceptionalism has become headline news, with loud sputtering from Rudy Giuliani, who suggested that President Barack Obama doesn't love America in the same way that the rest of us do. Giuliani wants to dwell on our exceptionalism -- the idea that we're different from other countries, and much better. It's an old idea that Obama took on in the second year of his presidency, when he said: "I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism."That comment annoyed those who wished him to...
  • Will the Clintons’ Greed Do Them In?

    02/25/2015 8:00:12 PM PST · by PROCON · 33 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | Feb. 25, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    It has long been remarked that a certain Dogpatch air hangs over Bill and Hillary Clinton. They have, apparently, led separate lives for quite a few years, but one quality that they share is greed. Indeed, they seem unable to restrain that grasping instinct even when it undermines their presumably more important goals–as, for example, when Hillary extracts $300,000 from universities for 45 minutes of platitudes. Tomorrow’s Washington Post reports that while Hillary was Secretary of State, “[t]he Clinton Foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments.” How many millions? Weirdly, the Post doesn’t say. It does tell us...
  • My Dumb Facebook Friends (vanity)

    02/25/2015 3:01:20 PM PST · by Chris Shugart Uncommon Sense · 39 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 2-10-15 | Chris Shugart
    I always find it distressing when a Facebook friend of mine posts something appallingly stupid. It’s one thing when someone you don’t know does it. A total stranger who you’ll never meet is quickly forgotten. Someone you know isn’t so easy to dismiss. It’s the same sort of unsettling feeling I get when I try to imagine the sort of people who buy those tacky commemorative plates they advertise in TV Guide. I realize there are people out there who have no sense of taste whatsoever. But I’m perfectly happy to remain in comfortable ignorance, knowing that I’ll probably never...
  • ‘Unreal’: White House’s term for illegal aliens is facepalm-inducing

    02/25/2015 9:28:29 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 42 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 02/25/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    President Obama is attending a “private” town hall meeting today to field questions from illegal aliens about his currently stalled push for executive amnesty. Going into the meeting, the White House has coined a new term for those in the country illegally:
  • Moderator Response From Loen Bryce

    02/25/2015 3:01:28 AM PST · by lbryce · 77 replies
    Moderator
    Dear Moderator, Okay. You really had no reason to explain why you pulled the two threads. It was your decision,and I have never questioned a moderator's decision. I ordinarily just let it be and move on. With all due respect your decision to delete the thread is what I believe had much less to do with the words being vulgar, it was misspelled on purpose to not to make it very obvious. I believe the reason you deleted it was because of a comment I made earlier on a previous thread. My track record for threads being pulled speaks for...
  • Why is the regime jailing private enterprise owners (and this blogger at risk).

    02/24/2015 4:48:20 PM PST · by Kartographer · 4 replies
    Daniel's Blog Spot ^ | 2/23/15 | Daniel
    There is a very simple answer for that: the regime needs a scapegoat that pays with its hardcore, Luddite, take no hostage, resentful base. The question would be more interesting if worded differently: why does it pay to jail a few business owners? The answer to this question is a little bit longer but not very complicated. The reason can be found in 40 years of populism light followed by 15 of populism hard. In a country that has been told that "we are rich" and that the problem is that "wealth is not redistributed as it should" you do...
  • Will Smith Gets Candid About Racism, Gun Culture & Hints About Hip-Hop Return w/Help From Kanye West

    02/24/2015 2:11:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | February 15, 2015 | Taylor Gordon
    As the nation continues discussions about police brutality and how it pertains to racism, acting veteran Will Smith is also addressing the way America’s overall obsession with gun culture is leading to many early deaths in the Black community. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air has also sparked rumors that he may be making a return to the music business with the help of one of hip-hop’s biggest stars, Kanye West. Smith has spent more than 25 years in the acting business, something that often leaves big stars disconnected from the issues impacting people who don’t benefit from fame and...
  • Any EY employees or alumni? [vanity]

    02/24/2015 9:43:14 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 11 replies
    None ^ | 02/24/2015 | Self
    I would like to chat privately via email with any Ernst and Young about a job posting for the Denver office.
  • The Left's War on White America

    02/24/2015 7:31:02 AM PST · by PROCON · 29 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Feb. 24, 2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    Folks, I pray that what I am about to say will help open your eyes to the evil coming from the Left in our country (the Democratic Party, Hollywood, and the mainstream media). When you start teaching innocent little children to feel guilty for being born white, it can only be described as a war on white America. I am black and very pleased with who God made me to be. Imagine the Left's reaction to a white person saying they are grateful for God's choice for their life. According to the Left, everyone (gays and minorities) are encouraged to...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 5

    02/23/2015 6:57:05 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 35 replies
    me | 2/23/15 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 1 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Great 8 in just 4 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • Make-A-Wish makes Disney dream come true

    02/22/2015 6:32:11 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1 replies
    WANE.com ^ | 02/22/2015 | wanealyssaivanson
    Sunny, 5, from Warsaw is headed to Disney World thanks to Make-A-Wish. FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A little princess from Warsaw is very excited to meet all the other princesses in Disney World this week. Sunny Sellers, 5, is on her way to ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’ thanks to Make-A-Wish.Elsa, from Disney’s Frozen, came to visit Sunny at the airport and gave her a Frozen-themed backpack full of goodies. “The amount of stress and turmoil in people’s lives that they have to deal with when they have a child with cancer is tremendous and … to have a break and...
  • The Twilight of Guiliani

    02/22/2015 5:39:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Those of us who have lived in the NYC area going back to his tenure knew Rudy Giuliani to be a petty, controlling narcissist all along, but when put on the spot to do so he could behave himself, as he did after 9/11 when the television cameras of the world were upon him. But lately he’s been letting his True Rudy flag fly. His recent comment that he doesn’t know if the President loves America has brought on a lot of commentary about Giuliani’s sad self-destruction, It’s been a long time coming; he pretty much lost his post-9/11 glow...
  • Vanity: After-Market Print cartridge recommendations

    02/22/2015 9:29:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    Vanity | Feb. 22, 2015
    There are a lot of after-market printer cartridges on-line. Looking for input on buying from reputable sources.
  • Anti-cop leftist shoots, wounds Minneapolis police officer

    02/21/2015 8:15:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Here we go again. Another one of those anti-cop leftists tried to ambush a police officer as he sat in his patrol car and got at. The CNN article about this latest targeting of cops lacks quite a bit of information, such as the name and photo or even a description of the suspect. This could have been New York City all over again, but thankfully the Minneapolis police officer is in stable condition at a hospital. Anti-cop leftist shoots, wounds Minneapolis police officer A Minneapolis police officer sitting in his patrol car was shot Saturday morning, and Police Chief...
  • Top Ten Jobs for Jihadists

    02/21/2015 9:54:44 AM PST · by PROCON · 24 replies
    spectator.org ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | Andrew B. Wilson
    How do we get rid of the scourge of “violent extremism” without taking direct and violent action against the perpetrators of the worst crimes against humanity in recent history? Often the best ideas come to us when we least expect them. Taking a break from the cares of high office, Barack Obama was shooting imaginary hoops in the Oval Office one day last week — doing fist pumps every time he “scored.” Suddenly, it occurred to him that he had to do something more than hitting short or medium-range jumpers; something more, even, than nailing three’s from beyond the arc....
  • Worriedly nonplussed in Caracas

    02/20/2015 12:31:14 PM PST · by Kartographer · 8 replies
    Daniel Venezuela Blogspot ^ | 2/19/15 | Daniel
    The regime tonight has crossed one of those big, sloppy, obvious, dangerous red lines tonight. The kind of crossing from where there might not be a return point. Not that I am picky on that, as far as I am concerned that red line was crossed when RCTV was closed. But I digress. Yet, arresting the mayor of Caracas, the highest recipient of votes in the country after the presidential vote, a reelected mayor, and well reelected at that in spite of all the bias in favor of the regime's candidate who was then named as a sabotaging shadow mayor...
  • Taylor Swift Didn't Roll Her Eyes at Sarah Palin—What Really Happened at SNL 40th Anniversary Show

    02/19/2015 7:20:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 138 replies
    E! ^ | February 17, 2015 | Rebecca Macatee
    When Taylor Swift throws shade, you know it. Yet, the Internet had a field day when the "Shake It Off" singer was seated next to Sarah Palin Sunday during the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Show. But, despite multiple accusations of eye rolling and/or serious side eye directed at the former vice presidential hopeful, Taylor didn't cast any devious glances in studio 8H. If you look at a wider audience shot, you'll see that Taylor (and almost every other individual seated in the area surrounding her) was looking up at the monitors showing what viewers at home saw of Dakota...
  • No Evolution Deniers in the White House

    02/19/2015 12:10:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | February 19, 2015 | Law Professor Charles J. Reid, Jr., University of St. Thomas
    The 2016 presidential campaign is already upon us and the debate is heating up over an unexpected issue -- the theory of evolution. Of course, in an ideal world, evolution would never really become a campaign issue. But the anti-science wing of the Republican Party continues to voice skepticism. Apologists for this wing would dearly like to distract the media and the voting public from what is, frankly, a national if not a global embarrassment. In truth, the President of the United States needs to be scientifically literate. For the federal government has an important role to play and it...
  • Wartime admiral: Obama is 'anti-American, pro-Islamic'

    02/19/2015 9:14:47 AM PST · by PROCON · 14 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    A retired four-star admiral who commanded the U.S. Pacific Fleet during several Middle East flare ups is charging that President Obama’s strategy in the area is “anti-American” and instead “pro-Islamic.” Retired Adm. James “Ace” Lyons, also a former deputy chief of naval operations, said that the administration’s approach to the multiple confrontations with Muslim-based enemies follows a string of White House failures to strike Islamic terrorists stretching back to the Carter era’s failure to strike at Iran's leadership after the 1979 hostage taking. "We’ve had many opportunities to changed the course of history. It hasn’t mattered whether it’s a Democratic...
  • Collapse Survivor Explains Strategic Savagery: “You Have Two Choices – Fight To The Last or Run”

    02/18/2015 8:30:37 PM PST · by Kartographer · 20 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 2/18/15 | Selco
    It looks like there is no sense and order in what ISIS folks are doing while they are terrorizing people and burning them alive, stone them to death, kill captured soldiers or simply women and kids. But spreading terror and pure fear makes lot of sense in terms of strategy, especially in already „chaotic“ times and territories where they are trying to advance. Terror is a psychological game.
  • The Fox primary: Scott Walker hosts Lowry, Stossel, Bartiromo at private dinner

    02/18/2015 7:45:36 PM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    politico ^ | Feb. 18, 2015 | DYLAN BYERS
    National Review editor Rich Lowry, Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo and several other prominent media personalities attended a private dinner with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Manhattan on Wednesday night, sources at the event told the On Media blog on Wednesday. The dinner, which took place at the “21” Club in Manhattan, was hosted by economists Larry Kudlow (of CNBC), Arthur Laffer, and Stephen Moore. The Washington Post's Robert Costa reported on the dinner earlier tonight, citing Walker's effort to court the GOP’s anti-tax wing ahead of the 2016 Republican presidential primary. Kudlow, Laffer and Moore are all advocates for...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 4

    02/16/2015 5:35:44 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 50 replies
    me | 2/16/15 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. Sweet 16 in 8 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • Real American Values

    02/15/2015 8:21:36 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 52 replies
    ReverendSaltine.com ^ | February 15, 2015 | Reverend Saltine
    I want my Boy’s Life Magazine life returned to me. It was like this: I’m eight. I can go out and play unescorted by armed guards. There are no, “social drugs,” mass-murderers, drive-by shootings, open obscenity, or backpacking “folks from other lands.” I can play unsupervised all day and into the night without fear of monsters among us. My neighbors watch over me. What we have now—is that progress? No. It’s the designed collapse of a Nation and it’s mores, images, ethics, heroes, and guiding compasses—and the parasitic rise of ugly, many-tentacled Liberalism. I want my U.S. Constitution back. I...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) TIE-BREAKER FOR ROUND 3

    02/15/2015 3:21:30 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 44 replies
    me | 2/15/15 | me
    We have a TIE from Round 3 to BREAK! (What is it with 1983? No one seems to be able to separate the songs!) #4 1983 "Down Under” Men at Work versus #1 1983 "Every Breath You Take" Police
  • Obama’s Unconstitutional Attempt to Shift the Blame for His Losing ISIS Strategy

    02/15/2015 10:43:34 AM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | February 14, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    FEBRUARY 14, 2015 Obama’s Unconstitutional Attempt to Shift the Blame for His Losing ISIS Strategy His proposed resolution would upend the Constitution’s national-defense framework. By Andrew C. McCarthy On Wednesday, President Obama proposed for Congress’s consideration an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL). The jihadists are already being fought — albeit not nearly vigorously enough — under existing AUMFs. So Obama’s proposal, which would gratuitously repeal one of the prior AUMFs, is unnecessary. It is, in addition, so pathetic a concoction of lawlessness and aimlessness that, in a healthier political climate,...
  • Why do GOP candidates keep stumbling on evolution?

    02/15/2015 8:35:49 AM PST · by PROCON · 94 replies
    wahingtonexaminer ^ | Feb. 14, 2015 | Byron York
    Scott Walker stumbled on it during a trip to London. He and the rest of the 2016 Republican presidential field will face it repeatedly in the months ahead. So it would probably be best if GOP candidates prepared a quick and clear answer to the question, 'Do you believe in evolution?' They'll have to use it a lot. If they are like most Americans, Republican candidates believe God has guided the creation of the Earth and its inhabitants. That alone is enough to craft an answer that will both represent their beliefs and work in a campaign. The Gallup polling...
  • Best retirement places?

    02/13/2015 8:22:22 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 170 replies
    Myself ^ | 2-13-15 | TZ
    Looking for a place with moderate climate,stable government,low crime rate, predominantly English speaking and is not anti-gun .Where someone on a fixed lower income can afford to not have to live like a rat.
  • Obama The Fool

    02/13/2015 8:00:21 PM PST · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 15, 2015 | Ed Lasky
    February 13, 2015 Obama The Fool By Ed Lasky When even the Washington Post realizes that we have a fool as president -- a man who has disgraced the office of the presidency -- we have crossed the Rubicon. Barack Obama sat down (well, not really as you will see) for an interview with Buzzfeed. This is one of the websites that Barack Obama has used to circumvent mainstream media, let alone conservative media, where he might actually be asked a challenging question every once in a while. Apparently, he could not resist letting his full narcissism be on display....
  • Six People Died in a Fiery NY Train Crash Packed with 400 People… 3 Were Top Investment Bankers

    02/13/2015 6:07:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 64 replies
    shtfplan.com ^ | 2-13-15 | Mac Slavo
    According to the initial investigations of the NTSB, which include witnesses at the scene, the driver exited the vehicle on the tracks to inspect it being hit by a crossing gate: Reports so far show that 49-year-old Ellen Brody crossed onto the tracks, when the crossing gate slammed down on the back of her vehicle. Instead of pulling through the intersection though, she got out to inspect the back of her car. It was when she got back in her car and started to pull forward that she was struck by the passing train – going 58mph. The crash led...
  • Colorado's Elected Gun Control Supporters 2015

    02/13/2015 4:18:41 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 20 replies
    Me | 2-13-15 | RandallFlagg
    Gun Control Supporters (2015) Updated on 2-13-15 Data from cross-referencing these sites:http://www.rmgo.org/?view=featured Andhttp://www.leg.state.co.us/CLICS/CLICS2015A/csl.nsf/MainBills?OpenFrameSet SB15-032 (Constitutional Carry) Lucia Guzman (D) District 34 Denver County (Opposed) Michael Merrifield (D) District 11 El Paso County (Opposed) Waiting for hearing on 2-13-15 __________________________________________________ SB15-006 (Concerning Limitations on Forfeiture Actions) Laid over, in rewrite, waiting for assignment. __________________________________________________ SB15-086 (Repeal Expanded Background Checks) Passed Judiciary 3-2; Sent to to Finance. __________________________________________________ HB15-1009 (Repeal the Magazine Ban) Killed in committee by: Mike Foote (D) District 12 Boulder County Susan Lontine (D) District 1 Denver, Jefferson Counties Dianne Primavera (D) District 33 Boulder, Broomfield Counties Max Tyler...
  • The Most Common Type of American Terrorist Is a White Man With a Weapon and a Grudge

    02/12/2015 9:02:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies
    thenation ^ | Feb. 11, 2015 | Michelle Goldberg
    Yesterday, an outspoken white atheist murdered three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We don’t yet know for sure whether this was a hate crime or whether the killer, Craig Stephen Hicks, had some other motivation; police have said the crime may have grown out of a dispute over parking. We do know that had Hicks been a Muslim and his victims atheists, few would be waiting for all the facts to come in before declaring him a terrorist. We know that there would be the usual calls for other Muslims to condemn the killings, coupled with the usual...
  • School Principal Supports Racist Anti-Cop Student Poster: “We Can’t Let Whites Win” (shortened)

    02/11/2015 2:29:25 PM PST · by Ray76 · 30 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Feb 11, 2015 | Sundance
    An anti-cop racist poster hangs in the school with the full approval of the Principal stating “students need to be able to express their feelings” and calling the poster an “expression of free speech”. Compare and contrast this example to a Georgia Teacher who was suspended for writing “all lives matter” on a facebook post. "We can’t let these whites win." Full title: School Principal Supports Racist Anti-Cop Student Poster: “We Can’t Let Whites Win” – Then Becomes Angry When Questioned About The Inherent Message
  • ...ISIS Blow Back: Ready To Pounce. Netanyahu’s Support For Obama’s “Rebels...."

    02/11/2015 9:08:53 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 4 replies
    AdinaKutnicki.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki, Right Wing ZIonist Nationalist AMERICAN
    [Excerpted within the excerpt]...Channel 10 exposed on Sunday that in recent months black ISIS flags have been commonly seen in Arab-Israeli towns in northern and coastal Israel, notably in the cities of Nazareth and Akko. The flags have been seen flying among both Muslim and Christian Arab citizens of Israel, an ironic move given that ISIS in Iraq has emptied cities of their Christian populations by issuing them an ultimatum either to convert to Islam, pay non-Muslim jhizya taxes – or die.” Understood? ADDED into this fiery mix, a related exposé was written (Jan. 2015), and it revealed some (dangerous)...
  • Pamela Geller, WND: “Enemy in the White House”

    02/11/2015 8:34:28 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 16 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    DEFENDING THE WEST Enemy in the White House Exclusive: Pamela Geller asks, ‘If Obama were Muslim, what would he do differently?’ obama-mosque-shoes Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday continues to send shockwaves through this country. Obama’s statement has quickly become notorious: “Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the crusades and the inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.” Not yesterday, President Obama. Centuries ago. Not yesterday. People committed terrible deeds in the cause of Allah yesterday, and the day before and the...
  • February: Annual White America Sucks Month

    02/11/2015 7:27:25 AM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Feb. 11, 2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    Bashing white America and stirring the pot of racial discord has become in vogue all year round. But every February, the usual suspects (race profiteers and America haters) use Black History Month to double down on their rhetoric. Their operatives who control our public schools lay guilt trips on white students for being white while teaching blacks kids to feel victimized and resentful. White America is once again beat over the head with slavery as liberals argue the need for federal government payback (reparations). In a nutshell, the Left's annual message is America is still racist and owes blacks, big...
  • FCC Pushes Net Neutrality Regulations In Secrecy

    02/10/2015 4:54:17 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 9 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | February 10, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    The FCC has attempted to regulate the internet twice in the past. On both occasions Federal courts ruled that the FCC didn’t have the authority to regulate the internet. That of course won’t stop the Obama administration from attempting to do just that via so-called net neutrality regulations. The FCC is considering a 332 page plan to regulate the internet. They’re expected to vote on it later this month. Only after the vote will they release to the public their plans to regulate the internet. The most open and transparent administration in history is set to regulate the internet without...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 3

    02/09/2015 7:24:26 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 30 replies
    me | 2/9/15 | me
    ROUND 3 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. Sweet 16 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • Students opposed to LGBT agenda shamed in classroom

    02/09/2015 5:32:10 PM PST · by PROCON · 65 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | Feb. 9, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Teenagers at a California high school were publicly shamed for disagreeing with speakers allowed to push an LGBT agenda during an English class, according to several upset parents. The Queer Straight Alliance at Acalanes High School, in Lafayette, lectured students in several ninth-grade English classes on Jan. 29 about LGBT issues, according to Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute, which is representing the parents. During the class, the students, ages 14 and 15, were instructed to stand in a circle. Then, they were grilled about their personal beliefs and their parents’ beliefs on homosexuality, PJI alleges.“The QSA...
  • The Muslims of Early America (Fact or Fiction?)

    02/09/2015 3:44:58 PM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    nytimes ^ | Feb. 9, 2015 | PETER MANSEAU
    IT was not the imam’s first time at the rodeo. Scheduled to deliver an invocation at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo last week, Moujahed Bakhach of the local Islamic Association of Tarrant County canceled his appearance because of the backlash brought on by a prayer he had offered a few days before. The imam had been asked to confer a blessing on horses, riders and members of the military. He was met with gasps from the audience and social media complaints: “Outraged at a Muslim prayer at an all American event!” “Cowboys don’t want it!”Vocal anti-Islamic sentiment...
  • Coexist graffiti artist badly beaten by Muslim 'youths'

    02/09/2015 7:21:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 85 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Feb. 9, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Every time I see a “Coexist” bumper sticker (and I see a lot of them in Berkeley), I think of soft-headed liberals who don’t understand the first thing about jihad. One of those Coexist fans just got mugged by reality (in Irving Kristol’s famous words), not in Berkeley, but in Paris. “Street Artist Combo Brutally Attacked for Pacifist Tag Post Charlie Hebdo,” by Coline Milliard, artnet news, February 5, 2015 (thanks to BD):
  • Enough With the Gruesome Abortion Articles

    02/09/2015 1:20:15 AM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 63 replies
    Vanity | February 9, 2015 | Self
    I know this thread and topic is going to go over like a lead balloon but I have to say it. The constant, prevalent and gruesome pro-life themed articles are really becoming a nuisance to this long time reader and occasional poster. This is not a call for a pro-choice viewpoint, I'm not advocating that personally and realize that will, thankfully, never happen here. However there becomes a point when preaching to the choir about the horrors of abortion in heinous detail either visually or in writing just becomes disgusting. I frequent this site overnight and scanning from top to...
  • Hussein Obama’s Brotherhood:”Civilization Jihad” & White House “Outreach” Confab!

    02/08/2015 8:01:07 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine
    A ZIONIST & CONSERVATIVE BLOG ^ | February 8, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    IT has always been the case that knowledge is power. A guiding force. But unlike the discipline of mathematics where fuzzy math bullsh-t doesn't compute, certain areas of study lend themselves to a more fungible interpretation. In essence, they are open to "ideological" spin. Critical thinking (and facts), be damned. SUCH is the case when it comes to (revisionist) history, as well as its lessons learned - or not. YES, within teaching the history of Islam, especially re the attendant contributions of Muslims to the world - with special emphasis placed on America - the fabrications are particularly mendacious. Demonstrably,...
  • The elite television anchor: narrator of reality

    02/08/2015 5:09:24 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 15 replies
    Jon Rappoport's Blog ^ | February 8, 2015 | Jon Rappoport
    by Jon Rappoport February 8, 2015 http://www.nomorefakenews.com “Millions of people have become little news broadcasters and anchors, relaying pictures and text about their parties, picnics, family gatherings, updating their breaking stories, narrating the story lines of their lives. All they need for a complete imitation of the networks is sponsors.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport) It's not only the content of news that is embraced, it's the style, the manner of presentation---and in the long run, the presentation is far more corrosive, far more deadly than the content. The imitations of life called anchors are the arbiters of style. How they...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) TIE-BREAKER FOR ROUND 2

    02/08/2015 5:00:50 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 32 replies
    me | 2/8/15 | me
    We have a TIE from Round 2 to BREAK! #3 1983 "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Irene Cara versus#5 1983 "Beat It" Michael Jackson
  • CHILDHOOD CRIMINALIZED: SUSPENDED IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    02/08/2015 12:26:50 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 11 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Merrill Hope
    A nine-year-old Texas schoolboy was suspended from his elementary school for posession of a “magic ring.” Remember the poptart gun? The Nerf gun? The Lego gun? The pointed finger gun? In another time, these typical childrens’ toys would have gotten as little notice as the old fashioned cap gun but in a world where the list of childhood offenses also includes possession of a novelty pen or a Hello Kitty bubble gun, it comes as little surprise that a Lord of the Rings “magic ring” would land Aiden Steward in suspension from his elementary school in Kermit, Texas. The story...
  • BLOOMBERG SUGGESTS BANNING YOUNG MINORITY MALES FROM GUN OWNERSHIP

    02/08/2015 10:41:56 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 7, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Speaking to the Aspen Institute on February 6, Michael Bloomberg said cities should ban young minority males from owning guns, both as an effort to reduce crime and to keep those minority males “alive.” Bloomberg talks to reporters after meeting with Obama and business and civic leaders for an event to discuss his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative at the White House in Washington According to The Aspen Times, Bloomberg addressed a variety of topics, and after commenting on poverty and education, he discussed guns. The Times reported that he said, “Cities need to get guns out of [the] … hands”...
  • Who gets shot in Chicago?

    02/08/2015 9:41:00 AM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Feb. 8, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Sociology, which is sometimes defined as the painful and tedious explication of the obvious, occasionally comes up with useful insights, or at least proof that some useful insights are true. That seems to be the case with a study by Yale sociologist Andrew Papachristos, published in the academic journal Social Science & Medicine, and featured in the Chicago Sun-Times. It turns out that being arrested with someone else is the best predictor of who will get shot in Chicago. No, not by the police, as the Al Sharptons of the world would like to claim. Shot by another civilian, in...