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  • St. Louis Rams Don't Plan To Add Michael Sam To Practice Squad

    08/31/2014 11:18:11 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 28 replies
    nfl.com ^ | 31 August 2014 | Gregg Rosenthal
    Michael Sam's NFL career is in limbo...The rookie defensive end cleared waivers on Sunday after the St. Louis Rams released him Saturday during their roster reduction to 53 men... Rams coach Jeff Fisher "remains a fan" but the Rams need practice help at other positions due to injury concerns.
  • China Plans a Market for Carbon Permits

    08/31/2014 9:54:40 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    ny times ^ | 9-1-2014 | REUTERS
    China plans to introduce its national market for carbon permit trading in 2016, a government official said on Sunday, adding that Beijing is close to completing rules for what will be the world’s biggest emissions trading program. The nation accounts for nearly 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, and it plans to use the carbon market to slow its rapid growth in climate-changing emissions. China has pledged to reduce the amount of carbon it emits per unit of its gross domestic product to 40 to 45 percent below its 2005 levels by 2020. It has already introduced seven regional...
  • Mom’s Facebook post gets 4-year-old son expelled

    08/31/2014 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Fox6 ^ | Posted 4:10 pm, August 27, 2014
    CALLAHAN, Fla. — A Florida mom is fuming after her 4-year-old son was kicked out of preschool because of something she posted to her own Facebook page. Ashley Habat doesn’t think her 4-year-old son should be punished for what she wrote. Habat said her son, Will, was late for school on picture day at his private Christian preschool.
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande Among Celebrities Exposed in Massive Nude Photo Leak

    08/31/2014 5:32:58 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    Nude photos of “Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande and Kirsten Dunst, among others, leaked online Sunday morning in one of the biggest celebrity hacking scandals in recent memory
  • North Korea hosts pro-wrestling tournament - video

    08/31/2014 4:55:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8-31-14 | unattributed
    The Pyongyang International Pro-Wrestling Contest is held in North Korea's capital with several American wrestlers taking part in the event. The two-day contest is hosted by former professional wrestler and politician Antonio Inoki, according to Seoul's Yonhap news agency. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has placed heavy emphasis on sport since assuming power in 2012
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 8/31 7-11pm est

    08/31/2014 2:17:39 PM PDT · by Vision · 41 replies
    WAMU ^ | 8/31/14 | Ed Walker
    Friends it's Sunday night again, and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another four hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.
  • Why No Laura Ingraham on ABC's This Week for Almost 2 Months?

    08/31/2014 1:55:10 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 48 replies
    Self | August 31, 2014 | PJ-Comix
    Has anybody else noticed that Laura Ingraham has NOT been part of ABC's This Week Roundtable for about 2 months? Why? My guess is that Laura is actually too good in her observations and this upsets the liberal panelists. In particular Cokie Roberts. I notice that whenever Laura is present, Cokie Roberts looks like she is about to explode. Or is there another reason for her absence that I'm missing?
  • Lana Del Rey Eyed to Perform New James Bond Theme Song

    08/31/2014 1:27:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 38 replies
    softpedia ^ | 08.28.14
    Lana Del Rey's unique vocals mean that she's being considered for a lot of movie soundtracks these days. We all remember that she sang on the soundtrack of “The Great Gatsby” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and “Maleficent” starring Angelina Jolie.
  • Carter calls on Muslim Americans to support peace

    08/31/2014 12:59:20 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 39 replies
    nbc news detroit ^ | 8-31-2014
    Former President Jimmy Carter has told a group of Muslim Americans in Detroit they should take a role in supporting peace and justice efforts. Carter delivered the keynote at Saturday's Islamic Society of North America convention at Cobo Center. The society is among America's leading Muslim groups. The Detroit area has one of the nation's largest Muslim populations. The Detroit News reports that Carter said he hopes Muslim Americans "will use the principals of Allah to bring peace and justice to all." He also spoke about his Carter Center foundation that is working toward peace in the Middle East and...
  • Ashya King found in Spain as father speaks in video

    08/31/2014 12:10:02 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    bbc ^ | 8-31-2014
    A five-year-old boy with a brain tumour who was removed from a UK hospital by his parents has been found in Spain. Ashya King was taken to a hospital in Malaga and his parents arrested, Hampshire police said. His father Brett King defended his actions in a video posted on YouTube, saying the family were seeking a treatment Ashya had not been offered. His disappearance from Southampton General Hospital on Thursday sparked an international search. Hampshire Constabulary said it had obtained a European arrest warrant on the grounds of neglect. The five-year-old had been removed from hospital against medical advice....
  • Arresting Photo of Sultry Lady Dutch Cop Sweeps the Internet

    08/31/2014 10:47:17 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 106 replies
    Nw York Daily News ^ | Agust 27, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    Internet users begging for arrest after photo of hot Dutch cop flares passions The sultry officer, armed with a pistol on her waist as she investigates a burglary, has gone viral again more than two years after the photo was originally snapped. The head-turning law enforcer's outfit of tight white pants and cowboy boots prompted users on Reddit to exclaim love at first sight. Her looks alone are arresting. A smokin’ hot female Dutch cop has the Internet swooning as a two-year-old photograph of the sexy officer has once again swept the web. The stunning law enforcement officer was snapped...
  • Hong Kong's next leader to be vetted by China

    08/31/2014 8:21:11 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    BEIJING: China today ruled out allowing open nominations in elections for the Hong Kong's next leader, in a move that could ignite tension in the Asian financial hub where the democracy advocates have threatened to shut down the main business district in protest. Rejecting calls by democracy activists in the former British colony to permit Hong Kongers to directly elect their Chief Executive from an open list of candidates, China's rubber-stamp Parliament - the National People's Congress (NPC) - ruled that candidates must receive more than half of votes from a special nominating body before going before voters. The NPC's...
  • 34 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About "The Lord Of The Rings" Trilogy

    08/31/2014 6:48:45 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 51 replies
    1. Nicolas Cage passed up the role of Aragorn because of “family obligations.” 2. Daniel Day-Lewis also turned down the role multiple times. 3. The same fight choreographer and fencer who worked on Lord of the Rings also worked on The Parent Trap and Star Wars. 4. And he said that Viggo Mortensen was “the best swordsman [he] ever trained.”
  • Pennsylvania Living

    08/31/2014 6:06:00 AM PDT · by bboop · 35 replies
    self | August 31, 2014 | self
    So - our son, his wife, and their one-year old are in the Princeton, NJ area. We are in Los Angeles. Those of you with grandchildren will know - this is TOO FAR! We are considering relocating, but not to NJ. Taxes, etc. :( Husband is hydrogeologist, so we think we'll be near consulting/ big city/ Philly perhaps. Does anyone know - Bucks County, Chester County (Montgomery County) ? Places to live that are not too far from work/ job centers? And still within Grandma Distance of Princeton?
  • Earthquake Alaska

    08/30/2014 8:11:01 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 66 replies
    30 Aug 2014 | Me
    We just had a pretty good shaker in the North Pole area. All is good here, at home.
  • Grover Norquist — yes, that Grover Norquist — makes ‘new friends’ at Burning Man

    08/30/2014 7:21:01 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 32 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    The GOP just keeps getting weirder.
  • UFC 177: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Joe Soto LIVE EVENT

    08/30/2014 5:56:05 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 50 replies
    UFC
    UFC 177: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Joe Soto LIVE EVENT UFC Bantamweight Championship T.J. Dillashaw (c) (11-2) vs Joe Soto (15-2) Lightweight Tony Ferguson (16-3) vs Danny Castillo (17-6) Women’s Bantamweight Bethe Correia (8-0) vs Shayna Baszler(15-8) Lightweight Ramsey Nijem (10-4) vs Carlos Diego Ferreira (10-0) Lightweight Yancy Medeiros (9-2, 1 NC) vs Damon Jackson (9-0) Preliminary Bouts (Fox Sports 1) 5pm PT/ 8pm ET/ 1am UK Middleweight Lorenz Larkin (14-3, 1 NC) vs Derek Brunson (11-3) Heavyweight Ruan Potts (8-2) vs Anthony Hamilton (12-3) Lightweight Chris Wade (7-1) vs Cain Carrizosa (6-0)
  • Pizza Hut Hired This Cat To Work In One Of Their Stores In Japan. This Is What He Does.

    08/30/2014 2:07:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    This is just hilarious. I’ve watched it four times already and still can’t stop laughing. I guess the biggest question I have is how do you come up with such a brilliant idea? Yes, I am jealous. So, the video was shared with us by Reddit user nomer2 under the title This cat was hired to work at pizza hut in japan. This is his job.
  • Woman Uses Her Gun To Ward Off Abduction

    08/30/2014 1:23:51 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 12 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 8/29/14 | Daily caller
    Woman Uses Her Gun To Ward Off Abduction An Ohio woman who is licensed to carry a gun but had only recently started carrying one for protection put it to good use earlier this week. Dinah Burns was out walking her dog, Gracie, on a path near an elementary school in Lancaster on Monday when two men approached her with a baseball bat and threatened to abduct her.
  • Michael Sam cut by Rams

    08/30/2014 1:08:15 PM PDT · by GreenAccord · 203 replies
    espn.com ^ | 8/30/2014 | Nick Wagoner and Adam Schefter
    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams released defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday, according to multiple league sources. Sam's efforts to become the first openly gay player in NFL history came up just short in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks. Westbrooks is one of nine defensive linemen to land a roster spot. Sam officially hit waivers Saturday at 4 p.m. ET when all NFL teams had to trim their rosters down to the league-mandated 53 players. From there, the other 31 teams will have 24 hours to put in a claim for Sam.
  • ‘What Were You Thinking?’: Little Boy’s Priceless Reaction to the News That His Mom Is Pregnant

    08/30/2014 11:02:50 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 35 replies
    BLAZE ^ | August 30, 2014 | Mike Opelka
    A mom telling her two children she was pregnant drew an unexpected reaction: rather than being excited about being a big brother again, the little boy burst out, “What were you thinking?” and “You just had two! This is exasperating.”
  • Technical Hiring Managers - resume advice

    08/30/2014 10:33:11 AM PDT · by chrisser · 88 replies
    Hoping to get some advice from FReepers who are hiring managers for tech positions - specifically system/network admins. I've been in the field for almost 25 years. Been consistently employed with a consistently rising salary. Now mid 40s and currently employed. But I would like to relocate to another city where we own property. I don't know anyone there other than our neighbors who are either retired, farmers, or both. The area I'm looking at is Parkersburg WV. Not exactly a mecca of tech positions, but a few pop up occasionally on the job boards. I've been sending out resumes...
  • Family of instructor killed by 9-year-old with Uzi speaks

    08/30/2014 8:39:47 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 66 replies
    cbs/AP ^ | 8-29-2014
    The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl while he was teaching her to use an Uzi said they feel sorry for the child. His daughter, 19-year-old Ashley, told NBC's "Today" show that the family knows it was a "tragic accident" and something she'll have to live with. She said she planned to write a letter to the girl's family. "Our thoughts and our prayers are with them. We don't want their life to revolve around this," she said. "My heart goes out to the little girl and I feel sorry for her and...
  • Deficit Forecast Trimmed as Rates Stay Low (sort of)

    08/30/2014 8:21:29 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    wsj ^ | 8-30-2014 | DAMIAN PALETTA
    The difference between revenue and spending is now forecast to be more than $400 billion smaller through 2024 than the agency estimated in April. Still, the cumulative deficit would be substantial, reaching $7.2 trillion over the same period. While interest payments on the debt will be less than originally forecast, they would reach $799 billion in 2024 alone, the CBO said. Congress must vote in the next month to continue funding government operations, as current law only authorizes spending on many programs through the end of September. Congress also must decide whether to renew several corporate tax breaks, some of...
  • Sarah Palin: Pray for Joan Rivers

    08/30/2014 8:12:59 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 29 2014 | Judy Kurtz
    “As you may remember, I developed a soft spot in my heart for her when we were on Wife Swap together,” Palin writes. “Please pray for her healing and for her family during this awful time. :(“ Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/216273-sarah-palin-pray-for-joan-rivers#ixzz3Bt9fJa5D Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook
  • Implementing Health Reform: Tax Form Instructions

    08/30/2014 7:41:20 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Health Affairs ^ | 8-29-2014 | Timothy Jost
    On August 28, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service re-released the draft forms that will be used by employer, insurers, and exchanges for reporting Affordable Care Act tax information to individuals and to the IRS for 2014 and 2015, as well as the instructions for completing those forms.  The IRS also released in the Federal Register requests for public comments on three of those forms – the 1094-B, the 1094-C, and the 1095-C – under the Paperwork Reduction Act.  This post reports on these forms and instructions and on a guidance released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The tax forms had been...
  • Google announces its own delivery drones project

    08/30/2014 6:04:56 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Economist ^ | Aug 29th, 2014
    Winging it Google announces its own delivery drones project Aug 29th 2014 | SAN FRANCISCO | Business and finance AT THE end of 2013, Amazon made quite a media splash when it revealed that it had been testing the use of small drones to deliver packages. The company is betting that the airborne marvels will eventually be able to transport parcels to customers within a ten-mile radius of the vast network of warehouses that it runs. But it is not the only tech giant with its eyes on the sky. On August 28th Google announced that its secretive "Google X"...
  • Freeper fantasy football - 1 opening

    08/30/2014 2:09:39 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32
    me | 8/30/14 | georgiadawg32
    One opening left. live online draft today at 3. if you want to play, freepmail me your e-mail address.
  • Who owns the Blues, today ?

    08/29/2014 8:45:47 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 58 replies
    me ^ | today | me
    I think there was a time in which the left owned the blues but things have come full circle to a point in which we own the blues. The Blues will never go away and conservatives need to push this into our culture. IMHO The "Blues" cuts to the core of virtually everything that matters. I will put forth my modern and somewhat obscure samples, as I hope to see yours.
  • Scarlett Johansson Joins Up With Planned Parenthood (video)

    08/29/2014 5:27:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 29, 2014
    Scarlett Johansson Joins Up With Planned Parenthood (video) Aug. 28, 2014 - 2:40 - Actress designs a t-shirt for Planned Parenthood mocking the GOP over women's rights
  • What to do at Niagara Falls?(Vanity)

    08/29/2014 3:57:39 PM PDT · by Wingy · 83 replies
    Wingy | 8/29/2014 | Wingy
    So a few weeks ago, my Wonderful Wife got a bug in her bonnet to see Niagara Falls.
  • 'Wandering stones' of Death Valley explained

    08/29/2014 3:15:01 PM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 39 replies
    nature ^ | 27 August 2014
    Ending a half-century of geological speculation, scientists have finally seen the process that causes rocks to move atop Racetrack Playa, a desert lake bed in the mountains above Death Valley, California. Researchers watched a pond freeze atop the playa, then break apart into sheets of ice that — blown by wind — shoved rocks across the lake bed. Until now, no one has been able to explain why hundreds of rocks scoot unseen across the playa surface, creating trails behind them like children dragging sticks through the mud. “It’s a delight to be involved in sorting out this kind of...
  • What was with that beige suit Obama was wearing? (vain vanity)

    08/29/2014 1:52:19 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 68 replies
    vanity | 8/29/14 | Mamzelle
    All through the "I don't have a strategy" speech, it was also, "I have no sense of how to dress appropriately to the seriousness of my duty." Did anyone else notice that natty, cream-colored suit? It made me think of the tropics, of a vacation in Panama. Barack, the girl from Ipanema. I don't believe I have ever seen another president dressed in that manner, like a soot suit, or something from the seventies...
  • FR side bar too wide

    08/29/2014 1:54:23 PM PDT · by knarf · 41 replies
    self | August 29, 2014 | knarf
    different computer with W7 , Chrome, FR sidebar is too wide and I cant "catch" it to shrink the widthSide bar covers a lot of text unless I shrink font to 90% ... waaayyy too small for me
  • TGIF: Elementary school closes for the day because of feral cat trapped inside

    08/29/2014 12:48:48 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    These kids are having the best Friday ever. It’s way too early for a snow day — school just started — and already the natives are restless. Perhaps it was one of these conniving little kids who planted a feral cat in their Maryland elementary school to get the day off? The world will never know. Richard Henry Lee Elementary School in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, was evacuated this morning because of a crazy cat on the loose. Students were sent home once the wild creature was spotted roaming the halls. Animal control workers were not able to catch the...
  • Mother sues for son's suffering (Wrongful birth)

    08/29/2014 10:49:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Times Live ^ | Aarti J Narsee
    In a case that is the first of its kind, a Cape Town mother went to court on behalf of her Down's syndrome six-year-old son. The mother, who cannot be named to protect the child's identity, wants the Foetal Assessment Centre, in Claremont, to pay damages for, she says, failing to recognise that her unborn son was at "very high risk" of Down's syndrome. Had she known the severity of the risk, she would have aborted the foetus, she said. If the court, which has reserved judgment, rules in favour of the mother, it would open the door to a...
  • Clarence (Oddbody) Page commentary: Freedom of the press is in danger in this country, too

    08/29/2014 10:28:31 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 8-29-2014 | Clarence Page
    Since Brown’s death, local or state police have arrested or detained at least 11 reporters or photographers, according to a running tab on the Poynter Institute’s website. Even Amnesty International sent human-rights observers to the city to support free speech and press — the first time it’s done so in this country. Among the first and most widely reported incidents was when Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly were arrested and briefly put in a holding cell after police ordered them to leave a McDonalds. Lowery was “illegally instructed to stop taking video of officers”...
  • Allstate America's Best Driving Report (Worcester and Boston Worst Drivers)

    08/29/2014 10:08:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Allstate ^ | August 29, 2014 | Staff
    Allstate is committed to helping people across the nation protect their cars and families. Allstate America's Best Driving Report® is an annual ranking that identifies which of the 200 largest U.S. cities has the safest drivers. Sharing this data every year can highlight the importance of educating people about the importance of safe driving.
  • Republicans fire first in Arizona governor's race

    08/29/2014 6:25:50 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 2 replies
    Bonneville Phoenix Network KTAR News ^ | August 28, 2014 @ 7:02 am | Associated Press
    PHOENIX -- Democrat Fred DuVal faced his first attack ad Wednesday as the general election contest in the Arizona governor's race kicked off in earnest.
  • Friday Morning Intelligence Test

    See how you do. Are you smarter than you think?
  • A Terrible Idea, By George . . . For George (Obama to Attend Clooney Wedding)

    08/29/2014 6:10:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    A Day at the Races ^ | August 28, 2014 | Bill Whalen
    We end the week with a little celebrity news — news that could spill over into the 2014 election, if it’s to be believed. ....................................................... However, Radar Online takes the speculation a step further, writing this about two very famous Americans: “At first she was on the fence about going,” the source said of [Angela] Jolie, “because she’s not big on schmoozing at Hollywood get-togethers. But she quickly changed her mind after George told her that President Obama RSVP’d ‘Yes’!”
  • Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: Sanrio

    08/29/2014 6:04:19 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Japan Today ^ | Aug. 29, 2014 | Harumi Ozawa
    Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: Sanrio By Harumi Ozawa Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:00AM JST ( 45 ) Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: Sanrio AFP TOKYO — Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan’s global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: “But she’s got whiskers!” The moon-faced creation that adorns everything from pencil cases to pajamas the world over is, in fact, human. “Hello Kitty is a cheerful and happy little girl with a heart of gold,” brand owner Sanrio says on its website.
  • Twiggy. Iman. Kendall?! Jenner Sister Drops Last Name for Modeling Career

    08/29/2014 5:49:41 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 24 replies
    yahoo ^ | 8-29-14
    Call her what you will on the catwalk, just don't call her by her last name. Kendall Jenner, the eldest daughter of Kris and Bruce Jenner, is apparently a "Jenner" no more — at least not when she's on the runway. Popular style site Racked first noticed Thursday that she's simply called "Kendall" on her modeling agency's website. And it's not just a typo on The Society Management's landing page — over on her personal page, it's even more clear that she's dropped her identifying moniker. The move by the 18-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is understandable. While...
  • Doctors Told My Parents Three Times to Abort My Sister Just Because She Has Trisomy 18

    08/29/2014 5:29:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    life news ^ | Grace Smith
    “How is Faith doing?” That is probably the question I have heard the most in the last five years. Every time I get asked that question, I have the same general answer: “She is doing okay, but the doctors still have not figured out _____.” I shock myself with how many medical terms I now understand without ever having gone to medical school, and I am only 15! Faith Victoria Smith was born on December 23, 2008. I was so excited to have a second sister — now it matched my two brothers! She is the best Christmas present I...
  • Katie Couric accused Diane Sawyer of trading sex for interviews, new book claims

    08/29/2014 5:02:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8-29-14 | Don Kaplan , Corky Siemaszko
    Sheila Weller’s forthcoming tell-all ‘The News Sorority’ claims to offer up details on the scandalous and sometimes catty escapades of noteworthy newswomen, including how some apparently hold strong disdain for each other. Katie Couric cultivated an “American Girl identity” but she was also a bully with a “chip on her shoulder.” Diane Sawyer strived to be “America’s Aunt” but she rode her staff hard and used “staged humility” to disarm critics. Christiane Amanpour was fearless in the field and would remind her bosses, “Do you know that I’m the world’s best-known foreign correspondent?” And, when feeling threatened, these pioneering, primetime...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - August 29, 2014

    08/29/2014 3:14:17 AM PDT · by sneakers · 19 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • FLASHBACK : REAGAN DECIDES TO JOIN HANDS ACROSS AMERICA

    08/28/2014 10:53:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 5-24-1986 | BERNARD WEINRAUB
    President Reagan, in a change of plans, decided today to join ''Hands Across America'' on Sunday. The project seeks to help raise money and demonstrate compassion for the nation's hungry and homeless. Donald T. Regan, the White House chief of staff, said Mr. Reagan told him this morning that after a family discussion Thursday night, the President had decided to participate in the effort to raise $50 million by forming a chain of millions of Americans from New York to California. Ken Kragen, an organizer of the event, said it was ''terrific'' that Mr. Reagan and his wife, Nancy, were...
  • NH Supreme Court Upholds Law Providing Tax Credits For Private Schools

    08/28/2014 10:29:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    My Champlain Valley ^ | 8-28-2014 | Joe Gullo
    The New Hampshire Supreme Court has upheld a law that provides education tax credits for private schools. The ruling was unanimous. Justices said that because petitioners couldn't identify any personal injury from a Constitutional error, they failed to prove that the law is unconstitutional. Governor Maggie Hassan released the following statement following the Supreme Court ruling: “I continue to believe that the voucher tax credit is unconstitutional and am disappointed that the Supreme Court did not rule on the underlying issue."
  • James Foley Was Tortured By ISIS Militants Using CIA Techniques

    08/28/2014 10:05:31 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 30 replies
    Huffington Pest ^ | 8/28/2014 | Jack Mirkinson
    James Foley was tortured by members of the militant Islamic State group who were modeling some of their techniques on those used by the CIA, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Foley was held by ISIS in Syria for nearly two years before his horrific beheading last week. The Post reported that, during that time, he and at least three others were "waterboarded several times." Waterboarding became perhaps the most notorious method of torture practiced by American interrogators in the years after September 11th. Interestingly, while the Post has, like most mainstream outlets, typically been reluctant to call methods such...
  • Planned Parenthood comes under fire for using Fifty Shades of Grey to teach....

    08/28/2014 9:10:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    mail online ^ | Annabel Fenwick Elliott for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Planned Parenthood comes under fire for using Fifty Shades of Grey to teach young girls about sex Planned Parenthood has been accused of 'consistently recommending' the Fifty Shades of Grey series to 'minor girls.' As part of an ongoing investigation, Live Action - a Catholic pro-life nonprofit - has been sending female investigators to Planned Parenthood clinics around the country with hidden cameras, to pose as 15 and 16-year-old girls and asking for advice related to the book. Live Action president Lila Rose summarized her findings from the footage for the New York Post; claiming that a counselor...