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  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 4/19 7-11pm est

    04/19/2015 2:35:56 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    WAMU ^ | 4/19/15 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • Clowns Brawl w/(Animal Rights) Protesters Under Circus Big Top in San Bernardino

    04/19/2015 2:26:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | April 18, 2015 | Michael Larkin
    Clowns Brawl With Protesters Under Circus Big Top in San Bernardino • Hundreds of spectators watched the fight break out when workers allegedly tried to stop the activists from forcing their way inside Clowns brawled with animal rights protesters under a circus big top in San Bernardino Friday night, witnesses say. Hundreds of spectators watched the fight break out when workers allegedly tried to stop the activists from forcing their way inside after the Ramos Bros. Circus show began. Two protestors were arrested following the melee, while two circus employees were injured when the fight broke out at 8:08 p.m.,...
  • Mercedes help

    04/19/2015 1:22:27 PM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    4/19/15
    I have a 2009 Mercedes 300. I have tried the recommended method to reset the "Service 30 days overdue" light without success. I have an engine analyst/code resetter. Where is the socket in the C300 to which to attach it? Thanks.
  • Sick of Chemtrail Haze Over NJ [Vanity]

    04/19/2015 11:03:56 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 111 replies
    Vanity | 4/19/2015 | Self
    I've watched the weather here for 50 years; growing up we did not have haze at 30,000 ft for months on end. Every day, it's like being in a greehouse, an obvious light filter prevents the full sunlight from reaching the ground. The past few years they've turned up the haze a lot. Spring - so far only 2 or 3 days above 70. Summers have been very cool. Have not had a really clear day in a long time. Decades ago, had really clear days all the time. What's really annoying is that they think we're so stupid we...
  • Dog shot after woman says it charged

    04/19/2015 10:36:29 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    WDTN.com ^ | 2015-04-19 | Kelley King
    East Parkwood Drive in DaytonDAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton Police respond to a dangerous animal complaint and find a dog dead in the middle of the street.Police were called around 1 a.m. Saturday to East Parkwood Drive.When officers arrived, they met with a woman and her boyfriend. The two said they were walking their dog down the street when a gray pit bull charged and attacked their dog and tried to bite them. The woman then pulled out a gun and shot the dog twice.Police found the dog’s body in the street.Police said the woman had a valid concealed carry...
  • This List of Senior Discounts for People Over 50...

    04/19/2015 10:31:42 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 37 replies
    MOGUL ^ | April 19, 2015 | Steve Herman
    RESTAURANTS: Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+) Arby's: 10% off ( 55 +) Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+) Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+) Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+) Boston Market: 10% off (65+) Burger King: 10% off (60+) Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+) Chili's: 10% off ( 55+) CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
  • Up To 700 Feared Dead After Migrant Boat Sinks Off Libya

    04/19/2015 9:15:33 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 4-19-2015 | Reuters, Antonio Denti
    PALERMO, Italy April 19 (Reuters) - As many as 700 people were feared dead after a fishing boat packed with migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, in what may be one of the worst disasters of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, officials said on Sunday. Twenty eight people were rescued in the incident, which happened just off Libyan waters, south of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, Antonino Irato, a senior official from the Italian border police, told television station RaiNews24. He said 24 bodies had been recovered.
  • Ethiopia condemns Libya killings, not sure if its citizens

    04/19/2015 8:42:26 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    Today Online ^ | Reuters
    ADDIS ABABA - Ethiopia said on Sunday it had not been able to verify that about 30 people shown in a video being shot and beheaded by Islamic State in Libya were Ethiopian Christians, but said it condemned the "atrocious act." "We have seen the video but our embassy in Cairo has not been able to confirm that the victims are Ethiopian nationals," government spokesman Redwan Hussein told Reuters. "Nonetheless, the Ethiopian government condemns the atrocious act."   He said Ethiopia, which does not have an embassy in Libya, would help repatriate Ethiopians if they wanted to leave Libya. REUTERS
  • 15 Things Foreigners Are Surprised by in America

    04/19/2015 8:29:54 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 128 replies
    DestinationTips.com ^ | 2-5-15 | Sloane Emerson
    One of the most exciting things about traveling to or living in a foreign land is learning a new culture, especially if the culture is vastly different from your own. Those who have visited or lived in the United States have reported being shocked and overwhelmed by a number of the country’s customs and practices. Here are the top fifteen things foreigners are surprised by in America. 1. The Use of Credit Cards
  • Unemployed 'bridezilla' on benefits because she is 'too fat to work' plans dream £10,000 wedding

    04/19/2015 7:54:44 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | april 16, 2015 | thomas burrows
    <p>An unemployed woman has her heart set on a 'fairy-tale church wedding' - and believes the taxpayer should foot the bill as it is her basic human right to be a bride.</p> <p>Anna Broom, of Gillingham, in Kent, has not worked since the age of 19, during which time she has claimed more than £100,000 in benefits.</p>
  • Why some restaurants are doing away with tipping

    On a busy Friday night in New York’s East Village, the friendly and efficient servers at Dirt Candy took home zero dollars in tips, but they considered it a good night. When you’re a server on salary — rather than relying on often-mercurial guests for your financial livelihood — every night is a good night.
  • VIDEO: Hero jumps on SEPTA tracks to save man after fall

    04/19/2015 6:46:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 8 replies
    6abc ^ | April 16, 2015 11 | 6abc.
    CENTER CITY (WPVI) -- Action News has obtained video of the moment a SEPTA commuter stumbled onto the subway tracks after getting too close to the edge Wednesday night. Seconds later a Good Samaritan springs into action, risking his own life to save a stranger. It happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on the westbound Market-Frankford El tracks at 15th Street Station. 28-year-old Charles Collins of South Philadelphia can be seen in the video wearing an Eagles jacket, walking away from the camera. Moments later an older man, identified as Alfred McNamee, is seen walking near the SEPTA platform's yellow line....
  • Poll FReep -- KESQ poll if 2016 POTUS election were held today

    04/19/2015 4:48:43 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 57 replies
    KESQ ^ | April 2015 | unattributed
    1. If you had to choose today, which one of the confirmed candidates running for president would get your vote?
  • What’s Really in Street-Bought Molly?

    03/12/2015 10:20:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 12, 2015
    At Wesleyan University on February 22, 11 students were sickened by psychoactive drugs sold as “molly” — the vernacular name for 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine, abbreviated MDMA. The powder in question, according to police, contained a mix of other chemicals, and four students have been arrested in the case. No buyer of molly knows exactly what he or she is getting, of course. But there are ways to find out, and New York arranged to test several samples obtained in the city over the past year. Home-test kits, sold through dancesafe.org, involve placing a couple of drops of dye on a few grains...
  • Accelerated Alinsky

    03/18/2015 2:04:59 AM PDT · by therapsida · 3 replies
    original | 3-18-2015 | Therapsida
    "They" have established....... "different arrest parameters"...... for different groups"....this combined with financial concerns in many cities......".encourage" police to focus on lucrative offenders while ignoring dangerous resource eating offenders....these 2 mechanisms......work together.....and Detroit ....is what happens....TA-DA.......Its called ..........(The Accelerated Alinsky)........................GLTUA
  • The DEFCOCK Alert System

    03/31/2015 4:29:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    Roosh ^ | March 30, 2015
    The DEFCON readiness system is used by the United States military to describe the preparedness level of the armed forces in response to ongoing foreign threats. It’s time to introduce a system for heterosexual men called DEFCOCK to allow them to judge a city or environment when it comes to threats presented by women. DEFCON has five stages that allow the US military command to prepare the appropriate state in response to hostile foreign action: DEFCON 5 — Normal readiness DEFCON 4 — Above normal readiness with tightened security measures DEFCON 3 — Air Force ready to mobilize in 15...
  • U.S. presidential candidates: Who's in so far

    04/19/2015 3:04:14 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    While the 2016 U.S. presidential election is still many months away, the race is already heating up, as a number of high-profile candidates have thrown their hat into the ring.  Here's a look at who has declared so far. Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton A former senator, secretary of state and first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton is the undisputed frontrunner for the presidential nomination and the only Democrat to have announced their candidacy thus far. The problem for Clinton is that she was also the frontrunner in 2007, before a junior senator from Illinois overtook her during the primary and later became...
  • GRANDMA SPIT THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ROLE OF A MAN AND A WOMAN!

    04/18/2015 7:24:51 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Fly Height.com ^ | April 16, 2015
    Get it , grandma! This 72 year old woman tells the straight up truth. Share with everyone you know.
  • My friend found this stuffed into his mailbox this morning. Apparently kids having fun is a crime in

    04/18/2015 6:57:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Reddit ^ | April 16, 2015
    The pint-sized subject of this note is clearly headed for a life of crime. The neighbor charged that the small child was: Running free in his backyard Laughing Giggling Carrying on without end My advice to this neighbor: Get out and get some fresh air — maybe even engage in a little “carrying on” yourself. I bet your dogs will thank you for it! How would you respond to the busybody neighbor?
  • Have at it....

    04/18/2015 7:07:53 PM PDT · by keat · 16 replies
  • Your most embarrassing moment story

    04/18/2015 6:55:21 PM PDT · by MNDude · 44 replies
    The girls basketball team walked in you while you were showering in the locker room? You gave a speech before a crowd with your zipper down? What is your story of your most embarrassing moment? Or if you have a better story about someone you know that had an extremely embarrassing moment, share that!
  • Hillary and the Black Panthers: The Real Story

    04/18/2015 5:29:44 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 6 replies
    LegalEd ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003 | Richard Poe
    I can't take it anymore. If one more person sends me that e-mail about Hillary and the Black Panthers, I'll have to be dragged away screaming in a straitjacket. You know the e-mail I'm talking about. It accuses Hillary of helping the Black Panthers get away with torture and murder during the early 1970s. With the 2004 presidential race drawing near, the spam mills are creaking to life, flooding the Internet once more with this agitprop classic. Unfortunately, the e-mail mingles good information with bad, sowing more confusion than enlightenment. Some versions, for instance, carry the byline of radio talk...
  • UFC on FOX 15: Machida vs. Rockhold LIVE EVENT

    04/18/2015 4:30:14 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 55 replies
    FOX | 4/18/2015
    UFC on FOX 15: Machida vs. Rockhold LIVE EVENT! (hubba hubba!)
  • The First Apple Homepage

    04/18/2015 1:56:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Kevin Fox ^ | April 16, 2015 | Kevin Fox
    Last week I happened across a blog post showing the history of Apple.com over the past 17 years, complete with screenshots culled from the very earliest days of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. It’s a serious trip down memory lane, but it didn’t go back far enough ... ...
  • Speculation: What is President Obama's "endgame"?

    04/18/2015 9:55:40 AM PDT · by The Louiswu · 69 replies
    Me | 4/18/15 | TheLouiswu
    What do you suppose President Obama's endgame will be for the last part of his presidential term?
  • The most comprehensive depiction of Hillary lies yet? (2 min Video)

    04/18/2015 7:47:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Kemberlee Kaye
    This one’s going to leave a markThis latest addition to the open Hillary oppo file recounts the scandalicious candidate’s most memorable lies in all their video-taped glory.Will the truth make a dent in Hillary’s plans? Though she’s launched her official burrito-filled presidential campaign, Mrs. Clinton’s email scandal woes are far from over. Rep. Gowdy requested two interviews, a private, transcribed interview before the Select Committee on Benghazi as well as a public hearing. While Mrs. Clinton has said she would testify in a public hearing before the committee, to date, neither she nor her counsel have responded to Gowdy’s request.
  • Russia's Putin says ready to work with United States: TV

    04/18/2015 7:47:06 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-18-2015
    Russia has key interests in common with the United States and needs to work with it on a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday in a television interview. In his comments to the state-run Rossiya channel, Putin appeared to soften his anti-American rhetoric after being highly critical. Relations between Moscow and Washington and other Western powers have soured over the conflict in Russia's neighbor Ukraine, sinking to an all-time low. "We have disagreements on several issues on the international agenda. But at the same time there is something that unites us, that forces us to work together,"...
  • 'Batman v. Superman' Trailer Leaks on YouTube

    04/18/2015 6:52:20 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    The trailer was taken down minutes after being leaked on multiple sites. A trailer for Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice leaked online on Thursday before being taken down minutes later. A YouTube user uploaded the handheld camera or camera phone capture of the trailer, which has Portuguese subtitles.
  • Dozens Killed in Suicide Bombing at Bank in Eastern Afghanistan

    04/18/2015 3:13:17 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    ny times ^ | 4-18-2015 | KHALID ALOKOZAY and ROD NORDLAND
    JALALABAD, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber attacked a crowd of people waiting to collect their pay at a bank here on Saturday, killing 33 and wounding at least 50 in the bloodiest such attack so far this year, officials said. All of the victims were civilians, according to the police. The blast was one of three separate explosions heard in quick succession in this eastern city around 8 a.m. Saturday, the police said. Unusually, the Taliban spokesman for eastern Afghanistan, Zabiullah Mujahid, disavowed the bank attack soon after it happened, denying in three different languages on Twitter that the insurgents...
  • Happy 7th Birthday, Trig Paxson Van Palin!

    04/17/2015 11:51:09 PM PDT · by Ken H · 29 replies
    Vanity ^ | April 18, 2015 | n.a
    "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
  • Serving All Your Heroin Needs

    04/17/2015 8:06:30 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 41 replies
    ny times ^ | 4-19-2015 | SAM QUINONES
    Most of our heroin now comes not from Asia, but from Latin America, particularly Mexico, where poppies grow well in the mountains along the Pacific Coast. Mexican traffickers have focused on a rudimentary, less-processed form of heroin that can be smoked or injected. It is called black tar, which accurately describes its appearance. Cheaper to produce and ship than the stuff of decades past from Asia, heroin has fallen in price, and so more people have become addicted. The most important traffickers in this story hail from Xalisco, a county of 49,000 people near the Pacific Coast. They have devised...
  • David Hasselhoff's Music Video 'True Survivor' Is a Beautiful, Strange 1980s Journey

    04/17/2015 7:59:09 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 39 replies
    Gunfights? Kung fu? Dogs with lasers for eyeballs? Hitler? Dinosaurs? Sure. David Hasselhoff's latest music video, “True Survivor,” was released Thursday and features a strange, beautiful mix of 1980s themes -- from computer hackers on PCs to street riot sequences that would make Steven Seagal proud.
  • Bill Requiring Parental Abortion Notification Clears Hurdle

    04/17/2015 6:48:18 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    kolo tv ^ | 4-17-2015 | ap
    The bill would require physicians to send a written notification to parents or guardians of a minor seeking an abortion and requires a 48-hour wait time before the procedure. The proposal would allow some exceptions in the case of medical emergencies and offers a confidential appeal process so pregnant teens can go through with the procedure without parent or guardian notification.
  • Common mistakes while bugging out

    04/17/2015 6:46:28 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 70 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 4/11/15 | Selco
    Bugging out is something that I once failed to do, because I did not even realize that it needed to be done, actually I saw what was happening but I did not „proccess“ the information in correct way, so I stay and had to go trough whole period of watching, doing, and getting hit by violence, together with being cold, hungry, sick and everything else. Because bugging out is so important and survival done right is often not getting into survival situations in the first place I stress importance of bugging out (if you are not already live in great...
  • I-80 Remains Closed In Wyoming as Poor Weather Hampers Cleanup

    04/17/2015 5:52:09 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 32 replies
    Weather Channel ^ | 4-17-2015 | Jess Baker
    A 150-mile stretch of Interstate 80 between Cheyenne and Rawlins, Wyoming, remained closed Friday afternoon, more than 20 hours after major wrecks involving dozens of semi trucks forced police to close it down. Blinding, blowing snow hit southern Wyoming Thursday, creating impossible driving conditions that police say likely led to a series of three wrecks along the interstate. More than 30 commercial vehicles and 12 passenger cars were involved. Photos show the semi trucks piled up on one another. No one was killed, but about a dozen people were hospitalized.  Poor weather continued to hammer the area into Friday, complicating...
  • She Rides By Van: The Hillary Clinton Launch

    04/17/2015 4:28:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 17, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    She Rides By Van: The Hillary Clinton Launch By Charles Krauthammer April 16 See Hillary ride in a van! Watch her meet everyday Americans! Witness her ordering a burrito bowl at Chipotle! Which she did wearing shades, as did her chief aide Huma Abedin, yielding security-camera pictures that made them look (to borrow from Karl Rove) like fugitives on the lam, wanted in seven states for a failed foreign policy. There’s something surreal about Hillary Clinton’s Marie Antoinette tour, sampling cake and commoners. But what else can she do? After Barack Obama, she’s the best-known political figure in America. She...
  • Walter Scott shooting: Michael Slager subject of prior excessive force complaint

    04/17/2015 3:35:38 PM PDT · by familyop · 20 replies
    Associated Press and The CBC ^ | Apr 09, 2015 | Mitch Weiss And Michael Biesecker
    Officer accused of Tasering unarmed man in 2013 but police report said he was 'exonerated'..."He said he wanted to come in, but didn't say why," said Givens, now 33. "He never said who he was looking for." Then, without warning, Slager pushed in the door, he said. "'Come outside or I'll Tase you,"' he recalled the officer saying as he burst in. "I didn't want that to happen to me, so I raised my arms over my head, and when I did, he tased me in my stomach anyway." Though initially accused of resisting the officers, Givens was later released...
  • The World Bank's broken promise to 'do no harm'

    04/17/2015 1:54:02 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    la times ^ | 4-16-2015 | JACOB KUSHNER
    Seven years ago, the World Bank set out to help preserve Kenya's Embobut Forest for future generations. As part of the Natural Resource Management Project, it spent millions to mitigate erosion, prevent landslides and improve the administration of water resources. The bank acknowledged that some of the area's residents would have to be relocated, only to declare a few years later that relocation would be too complicated and unnecessary. By then, Kenya's government was already using the project as a justification to rid the forest of its indigenous population, the Sengwer. Thousands have found themselves dispossessed, their houses set ablaze...
  • Walter Scott was driving his passenger home for a cookout...shot dead by South Carolina cop

    04/17/2015 1:40:52 PM PDT · by familyop · 134 replies
    Associated Press and Dailymail.com ^ | 16 April 2015 | Associated Press and Dailymail.com Reporter
    Walter Scott and his passenger were looking forward to having a cookout when he was pulled over and shot dead by a South Carolina police officer, it has emerged. Scott, 50, and Pierre Fulton, his friend of several years, had met for breakfast on April 4 before Scott drove him to a church...Scott was behind $18,000 in his child support payments and family members have said he may have run because he was worried about going to jail.
  • Stocks plunge 1% amid overseas decline; Dow negative for the year

    04/17/2015 11:52:34 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    yahoo finance | Reuters | cnbc ^ | 4-17-2015 | Patti Domm and Peter Schacknow
    U.S. stocks traded sharply lower on Friday, following a global decline in equities on renewed Greece concerns and new Chinese trading regulations. The major averages had their worst day since March 25. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 350 points to trade negative for the year, with American Express (AXP) and 3M (MMM) among the greatest decliners. "I think what's more market moving (than domestic data) is Europe and concerns about Greece, and the put trading rules (in) China," Jim Meyer, chief investment officer at Tower Bridge Advisors. Meyer said the negative reaction in equities and futures was...
  • Twin boys' World War II dream comes true

    04/17/2015 11:17:22 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4/3/15 | Steve Hartman
    The folks who run the Yorktown say a lot of kids love the ship, but no kid has ever fallen for a sailor who served on the vessel like these two boys have fallen for Mr. Harding. Which is why, for this trip, the Yorktown made special arrangements for a surprise visitor: Mr. Harding. The boys ran to embrace him; hugging an old salt never felt so sweet. It was hard to tell who enjoyed it more, or who needed it more. Over the years Mr. Harding says he'd kept most of his war stories to himself.
  • Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett taking paid leave amid federal probe

    04/17/2015 10:53:46 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Chicago Suntimes ^ | 4-17-2015 | FRAN SPIELMAN, LAUREN FITZPATRICK and MICHAEL SNEED
    Embattled Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has agreed to take a leave of absence pending the outcome of a federal investigation into the role she played in awarding a no-bid, $20.5 million principal training contract to a company that once employed her. Sources said an interim CEO, Chicago Board of Education Vice President Jesse Ruiz, would be appointed to replace Byrd-Bennett and get on with the serious business of averting another teachers strike, fending off bankruptcy at the Chicago Public Schools and persuading the Illinois General Assembly to grant CPS the pension relief pivotal to avoid going broke. There...
  • This country fines you for being unemployed

    04/17/2015 10:34:32 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    cnn money ^ | 4-17-2015 | Alla Eshchenko and Emma Burrows
    Losing your job comes with an extra sting if you live in Belarus. Citizens of the eastern European country are now being forced to pay penalties if they find themselves out of work for too long. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree this month that sets fines for unemployed people, and puts them at risk of temporary detention. Lukashenko has ruled the country of nine million since 1994, and is considered by many to be Europe's last dictator. Under the new law, people who haven't worked for at least six months -- and therefore haven't paid taxes - must...
  • VIDEO: Students are ‘Ready for Hillary’ just because she’s a woman

    04/17/2015 10:34:01 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 42 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | 4/17/15 | Caleb Bonham
    VIDEO: Students are ‘Ready for Hillary’ just because she’s a woman Hillary Clinton supporters at the University of Washington were asked why they supported the former Secretary of State. Answers ranged from “she’s a woman," to “because it’s time we have a female president." It seems many students at the University of Washington can’t think of any reason why they should vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016 — other than her gender. Campus Reform headed to Seattle, Wash., and asked several college students if they were “ready for Hillary” and why they would vote for her.
  • The Latest: White House hopefuls gather in New Hampshire

    04/17/2015 10:23:51 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    cbs 13 ^ | 4-17-2015 | AP
    <p>Rick Perry says he won't make the same mistakes he made in New Hampshire four years ago if he chooses to make another run for the Republican presidential nomination.</p> <p>"Coming here and spending the time in New Hampshire is invaluable, and I didn't realize that in '11," the former Texas governor told a handful of voters Friday at the Waterhouse Country Store in Windham.</p>
  • Deesha Dyer, a Former Music Writer, Is Named President’s Social Secretary

    04/17/2015 9:46:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 7 replies
    nytimes ^ | April 16, 2015 | JADA F. SMITH
    Deesha Dyer, a former music and hip-hop culture writer, has been selected as President Obama’s new social secretary, overseeing the parties and public events held almost daily at the White House. Ms. Dyer, 37, who spent the past two years as the deputy social secretary, will fill the position to be vacated by Jeremy Bernard, the first man and the first openly gay person to serve in that role. By choosing Ms. Dyer, the White House is drawing from a group of people who have been working for the Obamas since early in the administration. She began in the White...
  • U.S. runs out of investor visas again as Chinese flood program

    04/17/2015 6:51:58 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    cnn money ^ | 4-15-2015
    The United States has depleted its annual supply of EB-5 immigrant investor visas for the second year in a row after a huge wave of applications from rich Chinese. The State Department has announced that starting in May, no more spots will be available to Chinese for the rest of the U.S. government's fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. Known as EB-5, the immigration program hands out green cards to foreigners who invest at least $500,000 and create 10 jobs in the U.S. The program, which caps the number of visas issued annually at 10,000, hit its annual limit for...
  • Five found dead after standoff with police in Phoenix

    04/17/2015 6:35:58 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    bbc ^ | 4-17-2015
    The three male victims were brothers from Morocco and the fourth victim was their mother. The final victim was the wife of one of the men, police said. Four other people fled the home during the standoff, police said. Police used a megaphone to try to communicate with the occupants of the home, addressing the family in Arabic. The Arizona Republic reported that one neighbour said the family owned a transportation service, but another referred to them as "invisible" until Thursday. The standoff in the residential neighbourhood was shown live on TV with SWAT teams and other police agencies converging...
  • Snoring Airline Passenger Stabbed with Pen at Midway Airport

    04/17/2015 6:19:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    patch.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Lauren Traut
    Snoring Airline Passenger Stabbed with Pen at Midway Airport A woman lost her temper, grabbed a pen, and took the noisy matter into her own hands aboard a Southwest Airlines plane. By Lauren Traut (Patch Staff) April 16, 2015 A woman aboard a Southwest Airlines flight Thursday afternoon couldn’t stand the snoring of a man sitting nearby, so she stabbed him with a pen. Passengers aboard the already delayed Flight 577 out of Midway Airport were perturbed when the pilot was forced to circle back to the gate where Chicago Police escorted the woman off the plane. Other passengers tweeted...
  • Louis C.K. said WHAT about Sarah Palin? (...He apologized and she was quite gracious)

    04/17/2015 4:08:43 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 16 at 1:08 PM | By Soraya Nadia McDonald
    Louis C.K. is probably one of the most feminist comedians working today. He tackles issues about body image. He deliberately injects feminist themes into his comedy. Louis C.K. is all about not being terrible to women. He’s also flawed. And human. And he used to be on Twitter. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2015/04/16/louis-c-k-said-what-about-sarah-palin-its-all-good-though-he-apologized-and-she-was-quite-gracious/