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  • PUBLIC ANGER AFTER FRENCH SUNBATHER BEATEN BY GANG… FOR WEARING A BIKINI

    07/28/2015 5:29:16 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/27/2015 | Sarkis Zeronian
    Social networks across France responded angrily to the news a 21-year-old woman was beaten up by a gang of girls and young women for the crime of wearing a bikini in a park. Authorities are yet to have identified the attackers but The Independent reports commentators assume they were Muslims. According to police the young victim was sunbathing with two friends in the Parc Léo Lagrange in Reims, northern France, last Wednesday when one of her five female attackers verbally abused her for “immorally” exposing so much flesh in a public place. The sunbather shouted back at which point the...
  • Bugs Bunny at 75: 'The Wascally Wabbit' looks to the future

    07/28/2015 11:21:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Meredith Hamilton
    A “hare-raising” 75 years has passed since Bugs Bunny made his motion picture debut. The Warner Bros. icon everybody knows and loves first appeared on July 27, 1940 in “Wild Hare,” a cartoon short directed by Tex Avery. The clip features a wily Bugs Bunny outsmarting Elmer Fudd, who hunts for a “silly wabbit” in vain. Warner Bros. made several rabbit cartoons in earlier years, but they were not the same as the distinctive cotton-tailed “Bugs” featured in July of 1940. Bugs Bunny was an “instant star,” He became one of the world’s best-known cartoon characters, starring in more than...
  • The Secret Roots of Liberation Theology

    07/28/2015 11:03:05 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | Apr 23, 2015 | Ion Mihai Pacepa
    Liberation theology, of which not much has been heard for two decades, is back in the news. But what is not being mentioned is its origins. It was not invented by Latin American Catholics. It was developed by the KGB. The man who is now the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, secretly worked for the KGB under the code name “Mikhailov” and spent four decades promoting liberation theology, which we at the top of the Eastern European intelligence community nicknamed Christianized Marxism. Liberation theology has been generally understood to be a marriage of Marxism and Christianity. What...
  • Liberation Theology and the KGB

    07/28/2015 10:41:26 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 30 replies
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | Feb 2, 2010 | Jay Richards
    The presence of Marxism in liberation theology is well-known, at least to seminarians who are critical readers. Practically every seminarian reads Gustavo Gutierrez’s Theology of Liberation at some point, but most laypeople find it hard to believe that there could have been (and continues to be) a widespread attempt to hybridize Christian theology and Marxism. A new article by Robert D. Chapman in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence begins to connect some dots. In “The Church in Revolution,” Chapman, “a retired operations officer in the Clandestine Services Division of the Central Intelligence Agency,” argues that the KGB infiltrated...
  • HILLARY: I MIGHT STATE MY OPINION ON KEYSTONE PIPELINE AFTER I’M ELECTED

    07/28/2015 10:20:09 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/28/15 | by IAN HANCHETT
    HILLARY: I MIGHT STATE MY OPINION ON KEYSTONE PIPELINE AFTER I’M ELECTED Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responded to a question on the Keystone XL Pipeline with “If it’s undecided when I become president, I will answer your question” on Tuesday. Hillary was asked if she would sign a bill to allow the pipeline’s construction, she answered, “Well, as you know, I was the secretary of state who started that process. I was the one who put into place the investigation. I have now passed it off — as obvious, because I’m no longer there, to Secretary Kerry. This is...
  • The Marxist Roots of Black Liberation Theology

    07/28/2015 10:19:55 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 4 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | Apr 2, 2008 | Anthony B. Bradley
    What is Black Liberation Theology anyway? Barack Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright catapulted black liberation theology onto a national stage, when America discovered Trinity United Church of Christ. Understanding the background of the movement might give better clarity into Wright's recent vitriolic preaching. A clear definition of black theology was first given formulation in 1969 by the National Committee of Black Church Men in the midst of the civil-rights movementt: Black theology is a theology of black liberation. It seeks to plumb the black condition in the light of God's revelation in Jesus Christ, so that the black community can...
  • Obama, Black Liberation Theology, and Karl Marx

    07/28/2015 9:56:25 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2008 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    Not having a theology degree, nor even a Ph.D., and being, too, a bit naïve regarding matters of high-brow philosophical currents throughout the ages, I have to admit that when I first read Karl Marx' essay, The Jewish Question, I was actually stunned by its contents. First off, my rather cursory education in various philosophies and in Marxism, particularly, did not prepare me for the bitter thrust of old Karl's potent anti-Semitism. In fact, until reading this particular essay, I would have never, in a million years, connected much of anything whatsoever Marxian with Jew hate. Who would? After all,...
  • VW overtakes Toyota as world's biggest carmaker

    07/28/2015 9:33:07 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-28-2015 | Andreas Cremer and Minami Funakoshi
    Toyota, due to announce first-quarter earnings next Tuesday, said sales were dragged down by a slowdown in emerging markets and increased taxes on mini vehicles in Japan. VW's rapid expansion has masked underperformance in the United States and Brazil, where it has been slow to upgrade models and adjust its offerings to market trends, analysts say. Although boosting market share and brand awareness, VW's race for volume has triggered a costly proliferation of models and equipment, especially in its core passenger-car brand where profit margins have languished amid growing inefficiencies. With over 310 models and nearly 120 factories worldwide, VW's...
  • ATM workers forget bag of cash, man drives off with $150K

    07/28/2015 8:30:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    AP ^ | July 28, 2015
    MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a man drove off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees who were replenishing ATMs mistakenly left it on a lawn in northern New Jersey. Mahwah police say in a news release that the ATM employees had stopped at a business on Industrial Avenue when one of them placed the satchel on the front lawn as he moved items around in their vehicle.
  • Florida county tells resident to keep barbecue smoke in his own yard

    07/28/2015 6:28:09 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 7/27/2015
    A viral video that shows a Florida man receiving a warning for allowing the smell of barbecue to waft off his property has some smoking mad. Scotty Jordan uploaded a video on July 22 to Facebook that he says shows Pinellas County environmental specialist Joe Graham issuing a warning to Jordan and a friend for violating the county’s air quality law. The video, which has been watched over four million times, shows Graham telling Jordan that there's too much smoke emanating from Jordan's commercial-grade grill. “I just took three pictures of smoke,” Graham explains. “I can smell it again right...
  • Obama: ‘I’m a Pretty Good President’ And If I Ran For a Third Term, I Could Win (Here it comes)

    07/28/2015 6:21:16 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 2 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 728/15 | David Rutz
    Obama: ‘I’m a Pretty Good President’ And If I Ran For a Third Term, I Could Win President Obama told the African Union Tuesday that he felt he had been a “pretty good” president and if he were allowed to run for a third term, he’d probably be victorious. Obama made the remarks while criticizing leaders on the continent who wouldn’t step aside at the conclusion of their terms. “Now, let me be honest with you,” Obama said. “I do not understand this. I am in my second term. It has been an extraordinary privilege for me to serve as...
  • Illegal immigrants storm Miami Beach during model’s shoot

    07/28/2015 5:27:28 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 12 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 7/28/15 | By Danika Fears
    Illegal immigrants storm Miami Beach during model’s shoot A group of illegal immigrants inadvertently interrupted a Miami Beach photo shoot this month, as they sprinted from a boat to the shore in the middle of a modeling video. Ekaterina Juskowski filmed the nine or so migrants running onto the sand while shooting a video with a model friend around 6 a.m. on July 10, according to the New Times Broward-Palm Beach. At first she saw a boat approaching the shore, but figured it was just harboring scuba divers, so she turned off her camera. She switched it back on when...
  • TRUMP INTERVIEW:ADMIRE PALIN,POLITICALMEDIA AMAZINGLY DISHONEST,REAL CLIMATE CHANGE NUCLEAR

    07/28/2015 3:03:37 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 July 2015 | BY MICHELLE MOONS
    In the Palin Update radio program released Monday, host Kevin Scholla interviews 2016 Presidential candidate and American success story Donald Trump, offers his admiration for Governor Palin. In addition, Trump gave his take on the “amazingly dishonest” political media, taking on “weak, ineffective” politicians in both major political parties, the pathetic treatment of veterans, “nuclear climate change,” his run for the White House, and how he plans to make America great again. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/27/trump-interview-admire-palin-political-media-amazingly-dishonest-real-climate-change-nuclear/
  • [From APRIL 28, 2015 on The Daily Beast :] Scott Walker Is Just Like You! In Debt

    07/28/2015 1:07:44 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | APRIL 28, 2015 | Betsy Woodruff
    Scott Walker has preached fiscal responsibility from the onset of his political career. But will his credit card debt undermine his message? Scott Walker owes Sears up to $50,000. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/04/28/scott-walker-is-just-like-you-in-debt.html?via=desktop&source=twitter
  • A little creativity needed in undoing Cosby’s honor

    07/27/2015 11:18:46 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    Albuquerque Journal News ^ | 7-28-2015 | Ruth Marcus
    The more I read about comedian/sexual predator Bill Cosby’s behavior, the more I question President Obama’s my-hands-are-tied response to the matter of taking back Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom. “There’s no precedent for revoking a medal,” Obama said. “We don’t have that mechanism.” Time to get creative. If the president can be innovative, aggressive even, in his use of executive authority on immigration, surely he can find a way to undo the honor, the nation’s highest civilian award. President George W. Bush bestowed it in 2002, describing Cosby as “a gifted comedian who has used the power of laughter to...
  • Hillsborough County FL Sheriff Backs Off Investigating Report Of Alien Grow House In Subdivision?

    07/27/2015 7:39:27 PM PDT · by 4Runner · 18 replies
    07/27/2015 | 4Runner
    I'm not going to keep quiet about this. Last November Florida residents defeated the medical marijuana bill at the polls. A Pyrhhic victory at best. On July 19 I wrote a detailed report and submitted it online at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office website. This is the Tampa area of Florida. My report documented the suspected existence of a single family detached residence rental home in our subdivision being used as a marijuana grow house by a drug gang. A tax search disclosed that the property is listed to an Oakland, California real estate management firm known as FETLAR LLC....
  • Trump is on Hannity right now. Very good show.

    07/27/2015 7:16:02 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 162 replies
    (Fox News Channel) ^ | July 27, 2015 | (self)t
    Just watching Donald Trump being interviewed live by Sean Hannity. They're good together. Cannot wait for the first debate.
  • Jeb Bush talks Latino issues in interview with Telemundo

    07/27/2015 5:26:41 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 7-27-2015 | CELESTE KATZ
    Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush put his Spanish-speaking skills to work Monday in a wide-ranging sitdown with Telemundo’s José Díaz-Balart that covered everything from the influence of Latin culture on his life to a promise of immigration reform to his thoughts on Cuba and Puerto Rico. The former Florida governor, whose wife, Columba, is from Mexico, speaks Spanish fluently. “We eat Mexican food at home, our children are Hispanic, and yes, the Hispanic influence is important,” Bush said according to excerpts from the interview, which he gave in Orlando. Bush — among the many GOP hopefuls courting the Latino vote —...
  • Medford detective threatens to kill civilian (dash cam)

    07/27/2015 5:08:34 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7-26-2015 | basedboston
    Driving home today I got lost and made a wrong turn. In an unfamiliar area I drove slowly but made the mistake of not seeing a poorly marked one way. I stopped midway through entering it when I realized I screwed up and fortunately there were no close calls or potential accidents. Only a single oncoming car (not the medford cop/detective in the video, he was on the other side) that had fully stopped before the road seeing my stupid mistake. After I stopped and realized it was too late I just continued out of the way and back onto...
  • Any structural engineers? (vanity)

    07/27/2015 5:03:59 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 48 replies
    None ^ | 27 July 2015 | Self
    I recently ran across a web site that sells a frame to bend fence top rail into 20 and 25 foot arches for a high tunnel green house. This got me to thinking about the possibility for using to build a thin shell dome and/or Quonset hut house. I have also run into some articles about how the Japanese have done some research on concrete filled tubes. So put these to together ..... My thought was to build 50' quarter of a circle segments, position them in place to make a high tunnel structure and pump the tubes full of...
  • Next Blue Moon is July 31

    07/27/2015 1:02:14 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 7 replies
    earthsky.org ^ | 7/27/2015 | earthsky.org Staff
    The moon was full on July 2, and it’ll be full again on July 31. The second of two full moons in a calendar month is often called a Blue Moon. _________________________ The next Blue Moon is July 31, 2015. In recent decades, many people have begun using the name Blue Moon to describe the second full moon of a calendar month. There was a full moon on July 2, 2015. There’s another full moon on July 31. So the July 31 full moon will be called a Blue Moon, according to this definition. The time between one full moon...
  • Huckabee Fires Back After Obama Attacks His Criticism of the Iran Deal

    07/27/2015 12:01:38 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | July 27, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is firing back at President Obama, who attacked Huckabee over his statements made on Breitbart News Saturday about the president’s Iran deal.
  • Do you know anyone who is supporting Jeb Bush? (vanity)

    07/27/2015 11:58:29 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 67 replies
    July 27, 2015 | me
    I get that the big-money Chamber of Commerce boys are supporting Jeb. And I get that he's a favorite of the status-quo GOPe politicians. But do any of you have any Joe Sixpack friends who are supporting Jeb? Just curious.
  • Hillary: I’m ‘Offended Personally’ by Huckabee’s ‘Inflammatory’ Iran Comments

    07/27/2015 11:56:30 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 46 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | July 27, 2015 | Pam Key
    Monday while campaigning in in Iowa, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacted to Republican presidential candidate former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee saying the Iran nuclear deal was Obama leading Israelis to the “door of the oven,” Hillary said, “Comments like these are offensive and they have no place in our political dialogue. I am disappointed and I’m really offended personally. I know Governor Huckabee. I have a cordial relationship with him. He served as the Governor of Arkansas. But I find this kind of inflammatory rhetoric totally unacceptable.”
  • 6 Things I Wish I Had Never Told My Children

    07/27/2015 11:31:26 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 23 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 27, 2015 | Tina Plantamura
    > Snip < 1. You don't owe anyone anything. You have one major responsibility: to be part of the positive change in this world. If you are not part of it, you are opposing it. You owe everyone (including yourself) a measure of kindness, mercy, patience, respect and empathy. Everyone is fighting some sort of battle. Everyone has a chapter in their lives that they do not want to read aloud. You might have stepped right into the middle of someone's toughest battle, so while they are struggling to keep it together, if nothing else, all you have to...
  • Need HR lawyer recommendation

    07/27/2015 11:03:50 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 68 replies
    n/a | 07/27/2015 | me
    I need the recommendation of an HR attorney / law firm in North Texas regarding an HR issue. At work, you can get 20 notices of "yeah, same sex marriage!" postings on the internal intranet. I posted one link to an article discussing why Obgerfell was such a radical decision, didn't even post the text. Was reprimanded that this was: A. a violation of diversity policy B. offensive to lbgta C. politicking at work Had a separate issue where a woman asked for advice regarding her husband wanting to cheat on her with a man, but keep the family together....
  • Musk, Hawking warn of 'inevitable' killer robot arms race

    07/27/2015 10:53:05 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    wired ^ | 7-27-2015 | MICHAEL RUNDLE
    A global robotic arms race "is virtually inevitable" unless a ban is imposed on autonomous weapons, Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and 1,000 academics, researchers and public figures have warned. In an open letter presented at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Buenos Aries, the Future of Life Institute signatories caution that "starting a military AI arms race is a bad idea, and should be prevented by a ban on offensive autonomous weapons beyond meaningful human control". Although the letter, first reported by the Guardian, notes that "we believe that AI has great potential to benefit humanity in many...
  • Ron Paul: Is America Now Targeting "Pre-Crime?"

    07/27/2015 10:19:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    FITSNews ^ | 7-27-2015 | Ron Paul
    Last week, Retired General Wesley Clark, who was NATO commander during the US bombing of Serbia, proposed that “disloyal Americans” be sent to internment camps for the “duration of the conflict.” Discussing the recent military base shootings in Chattanooga, TN, in which five US service members were killed, Clark recalled the internment of American citizens during World War II who were suspected of having Nazi sympathies. He said: “back then we didn’t say ‘that was freedom of speech,’ we put him in a camp.” He called for the government to identify people most likely to be radicalized so we can...
  • OBAMA COMPARES KENYA’S ANTI-GAY LAWS TO JIM CROW

    07/27/2015 10:10:08 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 39 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/27/15 | by MICHAEL LUCCHESE
    OBAMA COMPARES KENYA’S ANTI-GAY LAWS TO JIM CROW President Obama and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta clashed at a joint press conference in the African state during his official visit on Sunday: Obama harshly criticized Kenya’s record on issues related to homosexuality. “When you start treating people differently not because of any harm they are doing to anybody, but because they are different, that’s the path whereby freedoms begin to erode,” he said. “Bad things start to happen.” The President also compared Kenya’s laws to Jim Crow-era segregationist policies.
  • Senators and Representative....

    07/27/2015 8:41:49 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27
    myself ^ | July 27, 2015 | HarleyLady27
    I posted earlier that I was going to post some items about my Senators and Reps....and hopefully I will be able to do this....this is just for information and to let people know how our government is being trashed...
  • 'Have you been sexually harassed by Bill Clinton?' Willey launches new Anti-Hillary website

    07/27/2015 7:32:47 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    WND ^ | 7/27/2015
    Bill Clinton sexual-harassment accuser Kathleen Willey has launched an anti-Hillary Clinton website titled “A Scandal A Day.” The site is partially aimed at recruiting other women who may have been assaulted by the former president. Calling Hillary Clinton “without a doubt the most corrupt politician that this nation has ever seen,” Willey announced the launch of her new website Sunday on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphia’s NewsTalk 990 AM and online. Willey, the former volunteer aide to Bill Clinton who says she was sexually harassed by the president in the 1990s,...
  • Researchers create transistors using a single molecule

    07/27/2015 6:18:41 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    slash gear ^ | 7-27-2015 | Shane McGlaun
    The heart of a processor inside a computer and other devices is the transistor. The more transistors that can be crammed inside a CPU, the better the device performs. There is a limit to how small a working transistor can be and a group of researchers has made a significant breakthrough in transistor size. The team was able to show for the first item that a single molecule can operate as a field-effect transistor. The transistor that the team developed works when the single molecule is surrounded by charged atoms that operate as the gate. The results of the research...
  • Where is "The Donald" Going?

    07/27/2015 5:43:17 AM PDT · by jstaff · 56 replies
    Without regard to personal preferences for GOP presidential candidate, I'm curious as to what everyone thinks is going to happen with Trump. Here's my unofficial, and uninspired, poll. Will Trump: A. Stay in and win the GOP nomination B. Stay in and lose the GOP nomination C. Drop out and run as an independent D. Drop out and give up his bid I'll tally up and post the results in a couple of days if there's any interest.
  • Chief Keef's hologram concert shut down by police in Hammond

    07/27/2015 5:23:35 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-26-2015 | Alex Parker and Michelle L. Quinn
    The concert, planned as a benefit for a toddler and a friend of the rapper's who were killed earlier this month, was originally scheduled to take place last week at Pilsen's Redmoon Theater. But pressure from City Hall, which said the show "posed a significant public safety risk," caused the theater to cancel the event. Instead, Chief Keef, a Chicago native whose real name is Keith Cozart, planned a show at an undisclosed location, at first thought to be in Chicago. That turned out to be Craze Fest, a daylong hip-hop festival at Wolf Lake Pavilion in Hammond, Ind. About 2,000 people...
  • Surging ahead in polls, Trump takes aim at Walker, Clinton

    07/27/2015 4:38:27 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 62 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 27, 2015, 7:12 AM
    http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/surging-ahead-in-polls-trump-takes-aim-at-walker-clinton/
  • Women are giving Trump the lead

    07/27/2015 3:44:04 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 23 replies
    Patheos.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Gene Veith
    Donald Trump’s habit of shooting off his mouth and provoking outrage isn’t slowing him down at all. The public must find his lack of politically-correct inhibition refreshing. The new Zogby poll shows him leading the Republican pack among likely primary voters. Overall, he leads 20%, with Jeb Bush coming in at 16%. He leads among conservatives (18%), moderates (28%), and independents (31%). But his big support comes from women, 26% of whom support him. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/geneveith/2015/07/women-are-giving-trump-the-lead/?ref_widget=trending&ref_blog=goodletters&ref_post=a-g-harmon
  • Child's Pee Near Grand Mosque Sparks Furore

    07/22/2015 1:14:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, July 21, 2015
    Viewers blame parents for negligenceA little girl was caught on camera urinating near drinking water tanks at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia. The video has sparked public furore, with most viewers blaming her parents. A brief YouTube video published in the Saudi Ajel newspaper showed the girl, aged around three years, pull down her clothes and sit down while other children played around her in the main hall in the world's largest mosque. The paper said most of the viewers who sent comments criticised such an act but blamed the girl's parents on the grounds that she is just...
  • China stocks drop 8.5% in massive rout July 27

    07/27/2015 12:41:05 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    cnn money ^ | 7-27-2015
    Uh oh. Here we go again. China's Shanghai Composite shed 8.5% on Monday, a bone-rattling decline that raises questions over the efficacy of the dramatic stock market rescue that Beijing executed in late June and early July. Losses on both the benchmark Shanghai index and the Shenzhen Composite accelerated into the close. The smaller Shenzhen index, which is heavy on tech stocks, closed down 7%. The sharp declines come amid increased concerns over the health of China's economy. Industrial profit data released Monday indicates that factories in the world's second-largest economy are losing momentum. Profits dropped 0.3% in June, compared...
  • China's economy is getting sick. Will it infect America?

    07/27/2015 12:36:29 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    cnn ^ | 7-26-2015
    China's economy is at risk of catching a nasty flu -- and infecting the rest of the world in the process. After years of explosive expansion, China is cooling off. Growth has fallen to its lowest level since 2009, and investors believe it might be even worse because Beijing may be fudging the official numbers. China is now the second biggest economy in the world. The fear is that China will pull other major economies -- including the U.S. -- down with it. That would be scary given how slowly the global economy is currently growing and how little ammo...
  • Angry protesters stand outside home of trooper who arrested Sandra Bland

    07/26/2015 9:41:43 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 180 replies
    my fox houston ^ | 7-26-2015 | Ashley Johnson
    Outraged protesters stood outside of the apartment complex where the state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland lives.  The DPS officer is currently on desk duty but protesters say that’s not enough.  They say the investigation is moving too slow and they want the trooper not only fired but indicted. On a day when it felt like it couldn’t get any hotter, Quanell X and protesters lit their own fire. “I'm a speak frank to you, in that cops mind he was saying to himself who does the N-word think she is talking to me like this. And that's when he...
  • Army Ranger who shot dead NFL hero Pat Tillman in friendly fire reveals the guilt..

    07/26/2015 9:10:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    dailymaily.co.uk ^ | July 26, 2015 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    Full Title: Army Ranger who shot dead NFL hero Pat Tillman in friendly fire reveals the guilt he still suffers and how PTSD from the accident ruined his career, marriage and health A former Army Ranger who fears he fired the fatal round that killed NFL star Pat Tillman in Afghanistan has spoken out. Steven Elliott, 34, told the story of the moment Tillman was killed by friendly fire on April 22, 2004 when his regiment was ambushed. Elliott and other Rangers fired shots because they believed 27-year-old Tillman, who gave up a $3.6million football contract to serve his country...
  • Thousands gather for Pierce-Arrow National Meet

    07/26/2015 6:32:56 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 48 replies
    WIVB4 ^ | 7-25-15 | Dan Schrack
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – More than 60 classic cars were on display Saturday, for the annual Pierce-Arrow Society National Meet. Owners of the classic automobiles traveled from as far as California to participate in the event. Over 10,000 guests turned out to get a glimpse of the vintage antiques. Made in Buffalo, Pierce-Arrow vehicles played a big role in the automobile industry. Founder of Pierce-Arrow Museum, James Sandoro told News 4, “Pierce was a leader…
  • Donald Trump, a Figure of Contention, Hosting a Golf Major

    07/26/2015 6:22:51 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 8 replies
    NYTimes.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | Graham Ruthven
    TURNBERRY, Scotland — In the United States, Donald Trump is known as a tycoon, as an outspoken television personality and, now, as a presidential candidate. In Scotland, however, Trump is renowned primarily for his impact on the country’s golf scene — although here, too, he is a figure of contention. Trump’s interest in the sport’s homeland will fall under scrutiny this week as the Women’s British Open is held at his most recent purchase, Royal Turnberry — or Trump Turnberry as it is now labeled on every resort courtesy car, uniform lapel, item of merchandise and flat surface. The event...
  • Donald Trump is surging some more in a fresh batch of polls

    07/26/2015 3:38:33 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 72 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 26, 2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    Real-estate magnate and Republican candidate Donald Trump has showed no signs of slowing down in presidential primary polls. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/polls-donald-trump-leads-new-hampshire-iowa-republican-primary-2015-7#ixzz3h2XY5KAs
  • Missouri sheriff's 'In God We Trust' patrol car decals spark church vs. state debate

    07/26/2015 2:19:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 26, 2015
    A Missouri sheriff has slapped “In God We Trust” decals on patrol cars saying “there is no better time than now” to be displaying the national motto. Sheriff Doug Rader of Stone County in the Ozarks said he was proud to announce that the decals are now on the back of department vehicles, but not everyone is pleased, Fox2Now reports. “Very simple and ill state for the record, I’m not offended that these decals exist, IT’S INAPPROPRIATE TO HAVE THEM ON GOVERNMENT PROPERTY. No voting required, it’s a violation of church and state. You are showing preference to a...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 7/26 7-11pm est

    07/26/2015 2:10:25 PM PDT · by Vision · 25 replies
    WAMU ^ | 7/26/15 | 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/
  • Your take on Donald Trump? (vanity)

    07/26/2015 1:47:00 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 61 replies
    July 26, 2015 | me
    Trump is on the move, no doubt about it. So what's your take on the man? If you're in the mood, answer the question posed in post #1, along with your reasoning.
  • Your Favorite TV Crime Figure: Sonny Steelgrave, Tony Soprano or Fill In The Blank.

    07/26/2015 11:46:57 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 78 replies
    Self | 07-26-2015 | Captain Peter Blood
    To take our minds off politics for a bit who was your favorite TV Gangster? I can't seem to find much stuff to watch on Network TV anymore and I find that I have a short attention span with most shows I do see. So last week I was trying to think what I would like to see that I had not seen in a long time and I thought of the TV show "Wiseguy" with Jonathan Banks and Ken Wahl. I found it via my Roku on Amazon Prime and I bought the first season which I consider the...
  • "Lion-like animal" apparently slips out of contained area

    07/26/2015 11:36:23 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 7 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 7/26/2015 | John Fauber, Sarah Hauer
    The Milwaukee lion saga continued Sunday morning as the "lion-like" creature apparently slipped through a police dragnet on the north side. Police saw the animal in a ravine near N. 31st and W. Cameron Ave. as late as 7:15 Sunday morning but by 9:30 they said they had searched the entire four-block containment area and had come up empty. "Unfortunately, we weren't able to keep visibility on it very long and it went into some very thick vegetation," Milwaukee Police Lt. Paul Formolo said. After the sighting this morning, they made a more extensive search and called in canine units,...
  • Turf War

    07/26/2015 10:56:29 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 8 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 7/20/2015 | Nick Sibilla
    For 17 years, Tom Carroll and his wife Hermine Ricketts tended an organic garden in the front yard of their home in Miami Shores Village, Florida. They grew everything from arugula to zinnias, mostly for home consumption. Then, one day in August 2013, disaster struck. It wasn't a hurricane, a flood, or a drought. It was the government. Armed with a newly amended zoning ordinance geared toward home aesthetics, Miami Shores ordered the couple to uproot their vegetable garden or pay $50 a day in fines. The village would tolerate fruit trees, flowers, or even plastic pink flamingoes in the...