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  • Michael Sam signs with CFL's Montreal Alouettes

    05/23/2015 7:25:50 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    Former Missouri star Michael Sam, who became the first publicly gay player to be drafted in the NFL in 2014, signed a two-year deal with the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes, the team announced Friday
  • VIDEO: Trump on Rubio and Jeb (Critical of them both, but just on one answer)

    05/23/2015 5:51:29 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 4 replies
    Harald Tribune ^ | Friday, May 22, 2015 | By Jeremy Wallace , Herald-Tribune
    Trump was in Sarasota on Thursday to accept the annual "Statesman of the Year Award" from the Sarasota Republican Party. Check out more of what he had to say here. http://politics.heraldtribune.com/2015/05/22/video-trump-on-rubio-and-jeb/
  • Homeless Kittens Find a Rescue Dog to Be Their New Mom!

    05/22/2015 7:14:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    Two homeless kittens were taken in by a rescue dog who became the mother they never had. Ms. Jackson is a rescue dog who has a big heart, especially for little foster kittens. She was adopted to a family that brings in foster kittens. When they brought back a pair of homeless kittens from the shelter, her motherly instinct kicked in and started cleaning and caring for them like a mother would. The kittens fell in love and began to nurse on their surrogate mom.
  • Hillary Clinton's scandals piling up faster than flakes in a snowstorm

    05/22/2015 6:31:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 5/22/2015 | Michael Goodwin
    Wading through the daily deluge of Hillary Clinton news, I feel like I’m reading the police blotter. The litany of her shameful shenanigans resembles the litany of neighborhood crimes recorded by cops. There are simply too many to stomach. There is another similarity, too: In both cases, fear and revulsion are the proper responses from honest Americans. More than 17 months before Election Day, Clinton scandals are piling up faster than robberies during a police strike. There is a media feeding frenzy over her shady dealings and the sheer volume of unsavory revelations is approaching a critical mass. The pace...
  • Trump calls Romney a ‘choker,’ says Jeb is ‘total fool’ (hard to argue with Trump on this)

    05/22/2015 4:43:25 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | 2:14pm | By Laura Italiano
    Donald Trump hasn’t announced a run for president quite yet, but that isn’t stopping him from hurling stink bombs at fellow Republicans — calling Mitt Romney “a choker,” Marco Rubio “a horror show” and Jeb Bush “a nice person,” who’s still “a total fool.” Not that he can’t stand any of them. http://nypost.com/2015/05/22/trump-calls-romney-a-choker-says-jeb-is-total-fool/
  • ISIS Warns That It Will Purchase Nuclear Weapon From Pakistan Within a Year ..

    05/22/2015 1:27:13 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 41 replies
    gospelherald.com ^ | 5/22/15 | By Leah Marieann Klett
    ISIS Warns That It Will Purchase Nuclear Weapon From Pakistan Within a Year and Launch 'Truly Epic' Attack on West The Islamic State extremist group has claimed that because it is expanding so rapidly, it will soon be able to purchase its first nuclear weapon and will use it to launch an attack that will make past operations look like "squirrel shoot." In the latest issue of the propaganda magazine Dabiq, the group claims it will rise from "the most explosive Islamic 'group' in the modern world" to "the most explosive Islamic movement the modern world has ever seen" in...
  • FULL INTERVIEW: Ted Cruz talks to Kevin Steele about Hillary Clinton's emails, gay marriage,(trunc)

    05/22/2015 10:29:53 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 7 replies
    KMBT-TV ^ | May 20, 2015 | Kevin Steele
    FULL INTERVIEW: Ted Cruz talks to Kevin Steele about Hillary Clinton's emails, gay marriage and religious liberty.
  • Pro-abortion writer: There should be more abortions

    05/22/2015 6:04:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    live action news ^ | May 19, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    How many times have you heard a pro-abortion person say that abortion should be rare? The oft-repeated words, notably spoken by pro-abortion president, Bill Clinton, are “safe, legal, and rare.” Pro-abortion advocates often say this because it makes them look like moderates. But they are also acknowledging that they, like most people, feel uncomfortable about abortion. They may say that abortion should only be a last resort for women, but the policies they support, namely, abortion without any restrictions, actually encourage abortions to be more common. One response to the “safe, legal, rare” mantra is to ask the pro-choicer why...
  • [VANITY] I'll be traveling to Austin, Texas in the next few weeks

    05/22/2015 3:00:02 AM PDT · by lefty-lie-spy · 32 replies
    Lefty-Lie-Spy | 2015-5-23 | Lefty-Lie-Spy
    [VANITY] I'll be traveling to Austin, Texas in the near future and am looking for suggestions for fun, food, history, adventure, and heavy metal, rockabilly, punk, blues, etc.
  • Clinton Foundation reveals up to $26 million in additional payments

    05/21/2015 8:17:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/21/2015 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger
    The Clinton Foundation reported Thursday that it has received as much as $26.4 million in previously undisclosed payments from major corporations, universities, foreign sources and other groups. The disclosure came as the foundation faced questions over whether it fully complied with a 2008 ethics agreement to reveal its donors and whether any of its funding sources present conflicts of interest for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she begins her presidential campaign. The money was paid as fees for speeches by Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton. Foundation officials said the funds were tallied internally as “revenue” rather than donations, which is why...
  • Jewelry store sign prompts same-sex couple to ask for refund

    05/21/2015 8:10:28 PM PDT · by massmike · 42 replies
    cbc.ca ^ | 05/21/2015 | n/a
    A same-sex couple from St. John's is upset after discovering the jewelry store that sold them their engagement rings has posted a sign that seems to oppose same-sex marriage — but one of the store's owners says he's allowed to post his religious beliefs. When Nicole White and Pam Renouf went looking for engagement rings a few months ago, the pair couldn't find anything they liked. The couple was eventually referred to Today's Jewellers in the Mount Pearl area because the store offers custom-made rings. White and Renouf visited the store and later gave specifications and a price range for...
  • Bill Passed: Texas Highway to be Named in Honor of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle

    05/21/2015 7:17:52 PM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    The Texas Senate passed House Bill 1187 designating a segment of U.S. Hwy 287 in Midlothian, as the Chris Kyle Memorial Highway. The Texas House passed the bill earlier this month. The bill will now go to Governor Greg Abbott for signing and making the bill law. Midlothian is 25 miles southwest of Dallas, Texas. Chris Kyle, was a Navy SEAL and author of the New York Times bestseller American Sniper. On February 2, 2013, Kyle was shot at point-blank range and killed at a Texas gun range. He and a friend where attempting to help a fellow veteran who...
  • 30 Years Ago in Film - First Blood Part II (Rambo) and Roger Moore's Last as Bond - A View To A Kill

    05/21/2015 6:24:54 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 77 replies
    05.22.2015
    May 22, 1985 - Thirty Years ago, One of the Best summer movies started with the priemere of two movies - Rambo: First Blood Part II and Roger Moore's last as James Bond "A View to A Kill". The Bond series has been going down hill with the exception of The Living Daylights. Rambo First Blood would produce two sequels, one in 1988 and one in 2008.
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Listed as Safe Haven for Moms to Surrender Their Newborn Baby

    05/21/2015 5:02:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    life news ^ | May 21, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    Vermont has a new Safe Haven law, which means that parents can hand over an infant to an employee at any fire station, health facility or hospital, with absolutely no questions asked. However, apparently Planned Parenthood is considered a safe place for infants in Vermont. In an advertisement from Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, the abortion business announced, “Vermont has a new safe haven law. This means that rather than abandoning your newborn, you can bring your baby to a safe place where he or she will be carried for. All Planned Parenthood health centers in Vermont are safe...
  • Donald Trump: 'I want to make the country great again'

    05/21/2015 4:33:58 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 128 replies
    Fox News Channel ^ | Published May 21, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    Vido Interview between Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump. Then the interview is printed below. Not too shabby.
  • 55-57 Chevy Bel Air (a short break from all the other BS)

    05/21/2015 4:20:40 PM PDT · by ETL · 88 replies
    numerous sources | May 21, 2015 | self
    1) 1955 Chevy 2) 1956 Chevy 3) 1957 Chevy 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) 17) 18) 19) 20) 21) 22) 23) 24) 25) 26) This through 42 are 56s, inc a few pickup trucks and a B/W Nomad... 27) 28) 29) 30) 31) 32) 33) 34) 35) 36) 37) 38) 39) 40) 41) 56 Nomad 42) 43) 57 Sedan Delivery (differs from Nomad--rear window filled in, etc) 44) 45) 46) 57 Nomad 47) 48) 49) 55 Nomad 50) 51) 52) 53) 54) 55) 56) 57) 58) 59)
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    05/21/2015 3:20:53 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 52 replies
    I grew up with cornbread and spoon bread as meal staples, usually made from mixes. Some years ago my husband and I discovered this recipe for cornbread that we think is the best we've had. The only problem is that while it's wonderful warm out of the oven, it doesn't keep-over well to the next day - it gets heavy and dry, and I've never figured out how to fix that. But perhaps it's true of all cornbread. Anyway, here's the recipe; I cut it from a newspaper or magazine, and can't attribute it; but it was called Extreme Corn...
  • Scientists have discovered a way to ‘grow’ meat—and make it cheap and delicious

    05/21/2015 9:16:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 21, 2015 | Roberto A. Ferdman
    Meat — despite popular movements to decrease the amount humans consume — is still a central part of diets around the world. People who live in industrial countries (like the United States) eat roughly 210 pounds of it each year. And consumption in the developing world, where people eat closer to 66 pounds each year, is climbing fast. Growth is such that by 2030 the average human is expected to consume just under 100 pounds per year, 10 percent more than today. Our collective affinity for meat likely began out of circumstance — humans that lived inland from the coast...
  • POTUS Declares War on the Sun [s][v][interactive]

    05/21/2015 2:54:13 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 11 replies
    self | today | Vanity
    Having healed the world, The has turned his attention to the threat posed to national security by the sun...
  • Is the White House Big Enough for Donald Trump? (actually a pretty good article)

    05/21/2015 3:40:15 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 5 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | By Rebecca Berg - May 21, 2015 | By Rebecca Berg - May 21, 2015
    Donald Trump will announce next month whether he will run for president, with an event most likely at Trump Tower in New York City. But, in Washington on Tuesday, the businessman and television personality was preoccupied with another project in the works. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/05/21/the_donalds_presidential_ambitions_126673.html
  • Donald Trump's answer to America's immigration crisis involves a really big fence

    05/21/2015 2:56:58 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 17 replies
    AL.com ^ | May 20 2015 | By Leada Gore | lgore@al.com
    Real estate mogul and reality television personality – and possible 2016 presidential contender Donald Trump – has an answer for at least some of America's immigration issues. http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/05/donald_trumps_answer_to_americ.html
  • Poof! CNN's Jake Tapper disappears from Clinton Foundation website: Column

    05/20/2015 8:59:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    USATODAY | May 20, 2015 | Kelsey Rupp and David Mastio
    Linky only. Shazzam!
  • Hillary Clinton Speeches.Who Attends Them?,Paid Female Actors?

    05/20/2015 6:40:22 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 19 replies
    Even Rush Limbaugh brings this topic up time to time. Hillary gets paid a six-digit figure to speak, yet she is far from a great speaker/orator. If anything she is just monotone. Then you have to wonder why anyone would want to hear her speak,right? And has anyone ever shouted her down over her scandals? Something just wasn't right about her appearances, no normal/average American would ever want to attend a Hillary Speech. So can we assume that just like with the phony or laughable "Obama Props", we also have the "Paid Hillary Actors" to cheer and applaud at her...
  • Beany's Drive Thru - Long Beach, California - 1952-53

    05/20/2015 6:29:33 PM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 54 replies
    Vimeo ^ | 6 Months Ago | Win Edson
    What a good time in America. Video at link.
  • Donald Trump Has a Major Pledge for Christians Across the Globe if He Becomes President

    05/20/2015 4:45:48 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 20, 2015 1:42pm | Billy Hallowell
    Business mogul Donald Trump made a notable pledge to Bible-believers across the globe over the weekend, vowing that if he runs for president and wins, he will be the “greatest representative of the Christians they’ve had in a long time.” Includes a 1 minute, 26 second video.
  • U.S.-China Dispute Heats Up in South China Sea

    05/20/2015 4:31:43 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 7 replies
    Yahoo . com ^ | 2:48 minutes | WSJ Live
    China has condemned a U.S. military plan to send aircraft and Navy vessels to the South China Sea in light of China’s territorial claims. WSJ’s Julian Barnes explains. Photo: Getty Images https://screen.yahoo.com/u-china-dispute-heats-south-132704933.html
  • Tabloid news website Ratter lays off entire editorial staff

    05/20/2015 2:44:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/20/15 | Greta Kaul
    Ratter, a fledgling media company that sought to turn local tabloid-style reporting into viral national news, laid off its entire editorial staff Wednesday. The startup, which hired staffers in the Bay Area and Los Angeles since its launch last November, let go “every single byline that was on that site,” founder A.J. Daulerio said. But “It’s not shutting down,” according to Daulerio. Despite its small size — before the lay-offs Ratter only had four full-time writers — the company had garnered media attention. That’s mainly because of the pedigree of its founder, A.J. Daulerio, a Gawker Media veteran best known...
  • Watch real-life 'Captain America' save the day

    05/20/2015 2:30:08 PM PDT · by Raymann · 5 replies
    CNET ^ | 5/20/15 | Eric Mack
    Video at link To create a real American hero, there's no need to spend millions on costumes, CGI effects and stunts. Apparently all it takes is a little US Army training and a faded T-shirt. When off-duty Army Captain Steve Voglezon put on his red "Captain America" T-shirt on Sunday, he surely had no idea it would be even more apropos than the uniform he wears most other days. When Voglezon came upon the scene of a fiery head-on collision on a North Carolina road, he quickly sprung into action, rescuing two people trapped inside one of the crashed cars,...
  • The lies you were taught about the sexual revolution…that you still don’t know were lies

    05/20/2015 1:54:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life news ^ | Wed May 20, 2015 | Jonathon van Maren
    “The most effective way to destroy people,” George Orwell once noted, “is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” In today’s culture, knowledge of history is, itself, fast becoming history. Late-night hosts sometimes make comedic hay of this growing cultural Alzheimer’s by asking people in the street mundane questions such as “Who were our allies in World War II?” to hilariously cringe-worthy responses. But there is a distinctly unfunny side to our forgetfulness. We are very much at risk, as the old saying goes, not just of repeating history because we have forgotten it, but of repeating...
  • "Joe Steele" -- interesting read

    05/20/2015 1:48:21 PM PDT · by pabianice · 2 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 5/20/15
    The story: President Herbert Hoover has failed America. The Great Depression that rose from the ashes of the 1929 stock market crash still casts its dark shadow over the country. Despairing and desperate, the American people hope one of the potential Democratic candidates—New York governor Franklin D. Roosevelt and California congressman Joe Steele—can get the nation on the road to recovery. But fate snatches away one hope when a mansion fire claims the life of Roosevelt, leaving the Democratic party little choice but to nominate Steele, son of a Russian immigrant laborer who identifies more with the common man than...
  • Nadia Lockyer: ‘OMG! Twins!!!’

    05/20/2015 8:32:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/20/15 | Matier and Ross
    The other day we told you that former state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, 74, and his 43-year-old wife, Nadia — who nearly divorced after a meth-fueled sex scandal ended her tenure on the Alameda County Board of Supervisors — are expecting another child. Well, as luck would have it, they’re actually expecting two.
  • Swedish man's roar scares off charging bear

    05/20/2015 8:07:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 26 replies
    upi. ^ | May 18, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    JAMTLAND, Sweden,- A Swedish man out training his new hunting dog was caught on camera warding off a charging bear with a scream emulating a ferocious roar. Ralph Persson of Jamtland said his dog's bark indicated there was danger nearby during a training session with the hunter and his wife, Lena, and the couple soon saw a large Scandinavian brown bear run out of the woods. The bear ran straight toward Persson, who responded by trying to intimidate the predator. "I screamed as much as I could and made myself very big," Persson told the Hela Halsingland newspaper. The bear,...
  • If you type the N-word into a Google maps search, you get the White House

    05/20/2015 7:57:40 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    statesman.com ^ | 5-20-15 | unattributed
    A Google Maps user edited the site’s search function allowing terms including “n***** king” and “n***a house” to show results for the White House. "Some inappropriate results are surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologize for any offense this may have caused," a Google spokesperson said to the Washington Post Tuesday. "Our teams are working to fix this issue quickly." However, as of Wednesday morning, the search and results still come back. Because of pranks like this Google has suspended user edits to Google Maps for now.
  • Fed’s Evans: Natural U.S. jobless rate may be under 5%

    05/20/2015 7:23:33 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 5-20-2015 | Todd Buell, WSJ
    Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said Wednesday that it was by no means certain that the natural rate of unemployment in the U.S. is 5% and that it might be even be lower, suggesting that it might take even longer for inflation to get back up to the Fed’s 2% target. “I’ve got the natural rate of unemployment at 5%, [but] my research staff has indicated it could be lower than that,” he said. “There’s a lot of uncertainty about that. As unemployment goes down, I’m also going to be looking to see what inflation is doing. Because if we’ve...
  • Why parents should stop hoping their millennial kids will get married

    05/20/2015 7:13:10 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5-17-2015 | Brigid Schulte, Washington Post
    Millennials are poised to become the nation's largest living generation this year. As they grow as a percentage of the population, more of them will reach the age at which Americans historically have gotten married. And many baby-boomer parents are probably eagerly anticipating the big day when their son or daughter walks down the aisle (and the grandkids that will follow.) But, according to new research, millennials are not showing many signs of interest in getting hitched as they get older, and, as a result, the marriage rate is expected to fall by next year to its lowest level to...
  • Gardening Thread/So what plants have each of you put in as of yet?

    05/20/2015 6:59:43 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 27 replies
    20 May 2015 | US navy Vet
    I put in(pots) 5 varieties of Tomato from this outfit(got them all at Bamgaars)(http://chefjeffsgarden.com/about.html) and one Pepper Plant(also in a pot).
  • A 73-year-old base jumper died after intentionally setting his parachute ablaze. Why did he do it?

    05/20/2015 6:30:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 20, 2015 | Sarah Kaplan
    The video shows a tiny, dark figure leaning off the side of Idaho’s Perrine Bridge. The sky above is gray, the Snake River rumbles 500 feet below. The figure, 73-year-old base jumper James E. Hickey, leaps from the bridge and his parachute bursts into flame. “What the hell?” a spectator behind the camera says, half shocked, half chuckling. “We gotta —” But as distant fireball plummets toward the river below, it’s clear that something isn’t right. The laughter dies.
  • 'He didn't ask if the Mercedes was stolen': Grateful (black) mom's thank you to white state trooper

    05/20/2015 5:10:32 AM PDT · by envisio · 50 replies
    daily mail ^ | 5/20/2015 | ANNETA KONSTANTINIDES
    A grateful Virginia mother has taken to Facebook to thank a white state trooper who helped her black son with a flat tire late at night - and her post has since been shared more than 20,000 times. Dr Nada Owusu wrote that her son Joseph, a Virginia Tech student, was on his way home from school last Thursday when his back tire blew out 'in the middle of nowhere'. She said her 20-year-old son was then approached by Virginia State Trooper Matt Okes, who she noted didn't ask Joseph if the Mercedes was stolen but instead 'got on his...
  • A man holding a Donald Trump domain hostage has been forced to hand over the web address

    05/20/2015 4:50:46 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 8 replies
    Perthnow.com ^ | May 20, 2015 5:00PM | JULIA MARSH New York Post
    A SALESMAN who was allegedly holding a Donald Trump domain hostage in exchange for an appearance on The Apprentice, now has to give up the Web address for nothing. http://www.perthnow.com.au/technology/techknow/a-man-holding-a-donald-trump-domain-hostage-has-been-forced-to-hand-over-the-web-address/story-fnjwujbv-1227361871915
  • Study: Lyrics of No. 1 Hit Songs Average a Third-Grade Reading Level

    05/19/2015 8:46:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | May 19, 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Have you ever been driving along, listening to the latest hit song on a Top 20 radio station, and thought, “Man, these lyrics are really dumb?” Well, you’re not alone. According to a new study conducted by data wiz Andrew Powell-Morse, the lyrics for the last decade’s No. 1 hit songs average a third-grade reading level. Powell-Morse analyzed 225 songs that had spent three or more weeks atop the Billboard charts in four different genres (R&B/Hip-Hop, Country, Pop, and Rock) and found that a second-grader with slightly higher-than-average reading comprehension skills would have no problem grasping the lyrics. While...
  • The NFL Votes To Move Extra Point Kicks To 15-Yard Line

    05/19/2015 7:26:15 PM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    buzzfeed.com ^ | May 19, 2015 | Claudai Koerner
    Team owners voted to move the snap point back on Tuesday in an effort to make the game more challenging. They also approved changes to rules for two-point conversions.NFL owners voted Tuesday to move back extra-point kicks from the 2-yard line to the 15, as well as to allow defensive players to score on turnovers during a two-point conversion attempt. The move aimed to make the game more challenging, the Associated Press reported. According to an NFL report, extra-point kickers were successful 99.6% of the time last season, missing just five attempts out of 1,267.Play will also now continue after...
  • Donald Trump: Why wait to announce? Why wait?

    05/19/2015 5:16:51 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 38 replies
    Vanity Post ^ | (today) | (basic rant)
    OK this is a rant basically. Why is Donald Trump playing with the "will he, or won't he" crowd? Donald I am very much in favor of you, if you run. But I am very much NOT in favor of playing any games, and this seems like it might be one. What are you waiting for? Why are you waiting? Why not just announce. Right now.
  • Obama Shares His Umbrella

    05/19/2015 12:49:02 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    ABC News clip on youtube ^ | 5-18-15 | unattributed
    After helicopter lands on the south lawn of the White House site. Two females share President Barack Obama's umbrella - Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and White House deputy chief of staff Anita Breckenridge.
  • Robert Putnam Makes Another Slanderous Comment—UPDATE: Putnam Apologizes

    05/19/2015 9:34:29 AM PDT · by Excellence · 2 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 18, 2015 | Mark Hemingway
    Well, on Monday, via BuzzFeed, Robert Putnam said this: I’m a progressive and I think the evidence is that first of all, there has been a collapse in the working family class family, black and white, and that’s bad for kids ... But there is a presidential candidate, who yesterday quoted me as saying therefore—he’s quoted me as saying all black men are sexual predators. I’m not going to say who it is but what I’m trying to say is, he’s a conservative...
  • Who was involved in the deadly Waco biker brawl?

    05/19/2015 7:16:57 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 111 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 5/19/15 | By Caitlin Dickson
    Who was involved in the deadly Waco biker brawl? “In 34 years of law enforcement, this is the most violent crime scene I have ever been involved in,” Waco Police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said following a biker gang shootout that left 9 dead and 18 others wounded in the parking lot of a busy shopping center Sunday. “There is blood everywhere.” Reports of the grisly brawl, which police said escalated from the bathroom to the bar and out into the parking lot of a restaurant called Twin Peaks, sound like a scene from a movie — or one of...
  • General Motors Ignition-Switch Death Toll Climbs To 104

    05/19/2015 7:12:11 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    GM Authority (blog) ^ | 5-19-2015 | SEAN SZYMKOWSKI
    It’s been a long, rough road for the General Motors ignition-switch recall saga. Early GM estimates of deaths caused by the faulty ignition switches pale in comparison to where the number stands today. But as The Detroit Free Press reports, that number has reached 104 per Kenneth Feinberg, overseeing the GM compensation fund. That number is up four from this time last week, where it stood at 100. Feinberg’s office reports there are 495 cases left to review, with 26 of them involving loss of life, making it possible for that number to scale higher through the summer months. The...
  • If You Care About Government Surveillance, Watch 1971 Tonight on PBS

    05/19/2015 7:02:17 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 5-18-2015 | Chris Weigant
    Everyone who cares at all (one way or the other) about government surveillance should watch the documentary 1971 tonight, on the PBS show Independent Lens. Everyone who has an opinion on the Edward Snowden revelations should watch this film. Everyone who has an opinion on the USA PATRIOT Act should tune in. I say all this, mind you, before I've even seen the film. Full disclosure: I'm not being paid or compensated for this plug in any way, either. But I know that however the subject matter is handled by the director, it is significant enough and important enough to...
  • OK all, what book(s) are you reading now or have you read in the last 6 months?

    05/19/2015 6:48:49 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 153 replies
    19 May 2015 | US Navy Vet
    OK I'll Start; I am now reading this, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1451684304/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and this is next "On-Deck", http://www.amazon.com/Never-Turn-Your-Back-Angus/dp/1592408974/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432043421&sr=8-1&keywords=dr+pol+book
  • Bristol Palin Calls Off Memorial Day Weekend Wedding to Fiance Dakota Meyer

    Bristol Palin will not be saying "I do" this Memorial Day Weekend. The Dancing With the Stars alum, 24, was planning to marry Marine Dakota Meyer on Saturday, May 23, but has called off her wedding, mom Sarah Palin revealed via Facebook on Monday, May 18. The former Republican vice presidential candidate, 51, broke the news by sharing a picture of a quote from InstaGod Ministries: "Trust in God's timing. It's better to wait a while and have things fall into place than to rush and have things fall apart." PHOTOS: Hollywood's broken engagements Below the photo, she included a...
  • Mother pays $25,000 to kill her 8-month-old disabled baby

    05/18/2015 8:37:02 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | May 1, 2015
    A story on Yahoo! Parenting tells of a woman who chose to have an abortion at 36 weeks, believing it was the right choice for her situation. Writer Rachel Bertsche shares the story of Kate, a 29-year-old mother outside Boston, who had a late-term abortion after she learned her daughter had a brain abnormality. Kate chose abortion even after she was offered adoption as an option. The story is heartbreaking— almost like a woman who had a miscarriage and is grieving. But despite the circumstance of a baby who suffered from a brain malformation, the truth of the matter is...