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  • Bumble Bee, 2 Employees Charged in Death of Worker Cooked in Tuna Oven

    <p>LOS ANGELES—Bumble Bee Foods and two employees were charged Monday by Los Angeles prosecutors with violating safety regulations in the death of a worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna.</p> <p>Jose Melena was performing maintenance in a 35-foot-long oven at the company’s Santa Fe Springs plant in October 2012 when co-workers loaded it with 12,000 pounds of canned tuna and turned it on.</p>
  • A weird 'platypus' dinosaur made of mismatched parts

    04/27/2015 5:40:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Deborah Netburn
    Paleontologists have unearthed a strange new species of dinosaur that is unlike anything they have seen before. The newly described Chilesaurus diegosuarezi was an ostrich-size dinosaur that walked upright like a Tyrannosaurus rex but had the teeth of a more primitive long-necked plant eater. "The interesting thing about this dinosaur is that different parts of it look very similar to unrelated dinosaurs," said Martin Ezcurra, a researcher at the University of Birmingham, England, who helped describe the animal Monday in the journal Nature. "It is like a combination of different dinosaurs in a single species."
  • New Poll: Palin Slams Bush (Strong Support for Palin in Florida)

    04/27/2015 5:26:42 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 17 replies
    examiner.com ^ | April 26, 2015 10:52 PM MST | TCC Staff
    On April 25, 2015 a random face-to-face poll was conducted in St. Augustine, Florida, testing the strength of two potential presidential candidates. The question was “Who would you vote for Sarah Palin or Jeb Bush?” The results are as follows: 1. Palin 55% 2. Bush 37% 3. Neither 8%
  • Orioles postpone game against White Sox amid violent protests in Baltimore

    DC Sports Bog Orioles postpone game against White Sox amid violent protests in Baltimore By Kelyn Soong April 27 at 6:13 PM Baltimore Police officers in riot gear block a street Monday afternoon on Reisterstown Road near Mowdamin Mall in Baltimore. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Updated at 6:20 p.m. EDT: Baltimore Orioles announce game has been postponed Amid the violent protests that erupted Monday afternoon in Baltimore, the Orioles announced that Monday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed. The decision, made after consultation with the Baltimore City Police Department, came less than an hour before the game...
  • Road Rage Camaro Driver Causes A Big Crash In New York (video)

    04/27/2015 4:45:47 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 74 replies
    www.carscoops.com ^ | april 27, 2015 | john halas
    YouTuber Tim Linton, who had just installed a dash-cam on his vehicle the previous day,captured the incident on film.  From what we understand, it all started at the 35-second mark when the fifth-gen Camaro driver tried to squeeze in front of the truck from the right lane. Instead of just slowing down, the pickup accelerated and the two drivers started bickering on the road.  The Camaro driver tailgated the pickup, and the pickup driver responded by riding right next to the large truck on the right hand side blocking the other motorist's way. Moments later, the Chevy driver tried to overtake the...
  • A little Clinton humor

    04/27/2015 4:44:19 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 8 replies
    Email | 4/23*2015 | Email
    Bill Clinton started jogging near his home in Chappaqua. But on each run he happened to jog past a hooker standing on the same street corner, day after day. With some apprehension he would brace himself as he approached her for what was most certainly to follow. "Fifty dollars!" she would cry out from the curb. "No, Five dollars!" fired back Clinton. This ritual between Bill & the hooker continued for days. He would run by and she'd yell, "Fifty dollars!" And he would yell back, "Five dollars!" One day however, Hillary decided that she wanted to accompany her husband...
  • Baltimore Orioles say to postpone Monday game amid rioting

    04/27/2015 4:43:10 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/27/15
    The Baltimore Orioles said they would postpone a Monday night game after consulting with police…
  • AN OPEN LETTER: Dear Racist, Looting, Rioting Scumbags in Baltimore…

    04/27/2015 4:32:39 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 32 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 04/27/2015 | Steven Crowder
    We live in an age of sensationalism. We find ourselves in an era where every headline has to grab your attention, regardless of its substance in order to generate your digital patronage. That’s the news industry in which we live. I’m hoping this can cut through that. To the looters, to the vandals, the felons, the people in Baltimore (and elsewhere) ruining this great Republic of ours: before you call me a racist, before you call me insensitive… understand that to use both would be an oxymoron. It is my complete lack of any interest in your race, background, gender,...
  • Minority teachers file $300M suit claiming licensing test bias

    04/27/2015 3:59:23 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 27, 2015 | By Yoav Gonen, Erin Calabrese and Bruce Golding
    An old teacher-licensing test that blacks and Hispanics had trouble passing poses a grave threat to city coffers — $300 million, according to internal budget documents obtained by The Post. Taxpayers are on the hook for cliams by thousands of minority teachers as part of a civil-rights case in which a judge ruled they were illegally fired, demoted or denied jobs for failing the racially discriminatory Liberal Arts and Sciences Test.
  • Meet Brazil's 'Confederados': South American Descendants Of Rebels Who Fled US After Civil War

    04/27/2015 3:51:01 PM PDT · by drewh · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 17:02 EST, 27 April 2015 | By Associated Press
    It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbecue and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt buckles to motorcycle vests to trucker caps. But Sunday's party marking the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War took about 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) south of the South, in a rural Brazilian town colonized by families fleeing Reconstruction. Thousands turn out every year, including many who trace their ancestry back to the dozens of families who, enticed by...
  • Gays Admit They Were Not Born That Way, shocking undercover video

    04/27/2015 3:26:01 PM PDT · by passionfruit · 32 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | Apr 27, 2015 | Ryan Sorba
    They just affirm what many of us have already believed. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Citizen Journalist, Ryan Sorba recently went undercover in Palm Springs, California, posing as a same-sex marriage activist. He asked the following question: “Do you believe being gay is strictly genetic?” The video enclosed in this email is a montage of clips from interviews in which gays admit that they believe they are gay due external circumstances, such as being sexually abused at an early age or going through other traumatic experiences. When asked how many interviews Sorba obtained during this venture, he answered, “There are many more...
  • Legendary Actress Jayne Meadows Allen Dies at 95

    04/27/2015 3:24:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    ET ^ | April 27, 2015 | Alex Ungerman
    Jayne Meadows Allen, award winning stage and screen actress, died peacefully of natural causes in her Encino, Calif. home Sunday night at age 95, ET has learned.Jayne -- who was born in Wuchang, China to missionary parents -- enjoyed more than six decades in the entertainment industry, from Broadway roles like The Gazebo in 1958 to her Emmy-nominated role on CBS' High Society in 1995. Jayne was also a regular panelist on the CBS hit program, I've Got a Secret. During her run on the show, Jayne was the highest rated actress on CBS, second only to Lucille Ball.
  • Microsoft Disaster Response - Nepal Earthquake

    04/27/2015 2:59:06 PM PDT · by dayglored · 7 replies
    Microsoft Disaster Response Blog ^ | Apr 27, 2015 | (none)
    Microsoft is deeply saddened by the devastating events of the Nepal earthquake and we extend our deepest sympathies to all whom have been impacted. We are providing a minimum of $1 million in donations of cash, technology and services to the rescue and recovery effort in Nepal. This includes an immediate monetary donation to NetHope – a consortium of 40+ international non-governmental organizations that specializes in improving IT connectivity among humanitarian organizations in developing countries and areas affected by disaster – to support the nonprofit’s deployment and response operations. In addition, we want to help provide people with alternative methods...
  • Honda says its cars won’t crash after 2040

    04/27/2015 2:54:52 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 32 replies
    driving.ca ^ | April 27, 2015 | Nick Tragianis
    Taking a page out of Volvo’s playbook, Honda has set a handful of lofty goals for the next 35 years – including eliminating the possibility of its cars crashing. Speaking to Car and Driver last week at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress, Honda Americas R&D president Frank Paluch dished detains on a new set of core goals the Japanese automaker hopes to achieve by 2040, but they won’t be happening all at once. The first step in Honda’s goal will come in 2020, where Paluch says Honda vehicles will be connected one another and to infrastructure, lending to...
  • Everything you think you know about milk is wrong

    04/27/2015 2:52:07 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    National Post ^ | April 25, 2015 | Rebecca Tucker
    An actor named Sean Whalen sits at a desk, spreading a generous helping of peanut butter on a slice of bread, listening to a classical music radio station. The scene of the ad makes it clear he’s surrounded by artifacts from the Burr-Hamilton duel, the historic 1804 showdown between U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and vice-president Aaron Burr; Whalen’s character is, apparently, something of an expert. The song on the radio fades, and the radio host announces that day’s $10,000 trivia question as the subject shoves a peanut butter sandwich — the whole thing! — into his mouth...
  • Will working on your own car mean breaking copyright laws?

    04/27/2015 2:49:37 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 13 replies
    driving.ca ^ | April 25, 2015 | David Booth
    In yet another lesson from the information industry, automakers are learning it is the software — not the hardware — that is the key to success in the digital age. He who controls the information, as Microsoft, Apple and Google have proven, controls the cash flow. What’s new, however, is that the latest battlefield in the information age isn't to be found in your computer or even your cherished cellphone, but underneath the hood of your car. Autoblog.com recently revealed that the Auto Alliance — one of the industry’s main lobbying arms — is trying to prevent owners, the Do-It-Yourselfers...
  • DOJ: ‘No Scientific Basis' for Saying Same-Sex Couples ‘Not Fit to…Become Parents’

    04/27/2015 2:47:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 27, 2015 - 11:25 AM | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    In an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which the court will hear tomorrow, the U.S. Department of Justice argues that state laws prohibiting two people of the same sex from marrying each other are unconstitutional. In its argument to the court, DOJ approvingly cites a statement issued by the government relations office of the American Psychological Association that says: “There is no scientific basis for the assertion that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons are not fit to marry or to become parents of health and well-adjusted children.” …
  • 20-Acre Fire Spreads on Camp Pendleton

    04/27/2015 2:38:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Andie Adams
    A fire on Camp Pendleton has grown to about 20 acres Monday afternoon, according to the base officials on Twitter. The blaze is burning near Range 108, a rifle and demo range and x-ray impact area. However, there is no threat to buildings or people, and no evacuations are being ordered. The Camp Pendleton Fire Department will continue to monitor the fire as Cal Fire responds with an engine and a dozer.
  • Friends of murdered...student say she last visited same bar as woman missing since 2011

    04/27/2015 2:17:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    An investigator told Fox 59 that the comparisons between the two cases are “eerily similar” and detectives will most likely take another look at the Spierer case as a result. Friends said Wilson visited the same bar Spierer was at on June 3, 2011. Court documents released Monday said Wilson had been drinking with friends at a Bloomington hotel late Thursday before her disappearance. The group decided to go to Kilroy's Sports Bar, but Wilson's friends decided she was too intoxicated to go into the bar with them. Her friends told police Wilson got into a taxi alone around 1...
  • Billy Joel: Live at Wembley Arena 6/8/84 [105 minute video]

    04/27/2015 1:59:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8qkHDPPYUk
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Space Station over Lunar Terminator

    04/27/2015 1:58:50 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | April 27, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What's that in front of the Moon? It's the International Space Station. Using precise timing, the Earth-orbiting space platform was photographed in front of a partially lit Moon last year. The featured image was taken from Madrid, Spain with an exposure time of only 1/1000 of a second. In contrast, the duration of the transit of the ISS across the entire Moon was about half a second. The sun-glinting station can be seen just to the dark side of the day / night line known as the terminator. Numerous circular craters are visible on the distant Moon, as well...
  • 3 Student-Designed Pavilions from DS10 to be Built at Burning Man

    04/27/2015 1:43:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    Arch Daily ^ | 4-27-2015
    Three students from Diploma Studio 10 (DS10) at the University of Westminster have received grants to see their designs realized at this year’s Burning Man festival. The projects - The Infinity Tree, Reflection, and Bismuth Bivouac - are temporary pavilions that will provide respite for festival-goers, each with a unique experiential quality to captivate the masses. Drawing upon the 2015 Burning Man theme “Carnival of Mirrors,” the three pavilions will explore the illusory and enchanting qualities of old-fashioned carnival culture while serving as functional spaces of rest and shelter from the Black Rock Desert sun. These and other installations will make up a...
  • Loretta Lynch starts first day as riots worsen in Baltimore [Vanity]

    04/27/2015 1:25:57 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 6 replies
    April 27, 2015 | CivilWarBrewing
    Loretta Lynch is all smiles today as the rioters in Baltimore resort to injuring cops..
  • 'Black-ish' creator set to write 'Good Times' movie

    04/27/2015 1:19:14 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | 4-27-2015 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Good times are coming to the big screen. "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris has been set to write the screenplay for a "Good Times" film based on the hit '70s sitcom, his manager confirmed to The Associated Press. "Good Times," which aired on CBS from 1974 to 1979, was about an African-American family living in a poor neighborhood in Chicago.
  • Baltimore protesters injure officer, has to be carried away (Video)

    04/27/2015 1:10:30 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4-27-2015
    Things are heating up again in Baltimore and it looks like the police are taking the brunt of it. On MSNBC a copter camera caught a policeman being carried away after being injured in an altercation with protesters who were previously throwing rocks and bottles at police.
  • Medical Innovation in Focus for Congress

    04/27/2015 12:59:32 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 3 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 4-27-15 | Sean Riley
    The Senate Finance Committee on Thursday, April 23, held a subcommittee hearing on the impact of the medical device tax on jobs, innovation and patients. Since January 2013, manufacturers and importers of medical devices have faced a 2.3 percent excise tax to offset costs of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). During the hearing, Health Care Subcommittee Chairman Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) shared an example from his state as to the effects of the tax: "I’ve had the opportunity to visit a lot of medical device companies, and I plead with them to show me their books. Sometimes they do, and...
  • Indiana State Council of the Knights of Columbus refusing to defend Catholic teaching on marriage

    04/27/2015 12:48:48 PM PDT · by massmike · 9 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | 04/27/2015 | Michael Voris
    This past weekend, while a reception was being held at Knights of Columbus Hall in Madison, Indiana for a lesbian wedding reception, the state organization was simultaneously gathering in Indianapolis to conduct a vote on how to treat the issue of renting their halls for gay weddings and receptions. When Church Militant.com broke the news earlier this year about Madison Council #934 renting the hall for a lesbian reception, a firestorm broke out in the Catholic social media world. Thousands of faithful Catholics voiced their opposition, and many called the council headquarters insisting the lesbian reception be cancelled and any...
  • Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch Delivers Remarks at Swearing-In by Vice President Joe Biden

    04/27/2015 12:40:36 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Justice.gov ^ | 4-27-2015 | Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch
    As I look out over all of you gathered here today, my overwhelming reaction is one of profound gratitude.  I must, of course, thank the President for his faith in me in asking me to lead the department that I love to even greater heights. Thank you, Mr. Vice President, for your presence and your comments here today, and for your steadfast support and wise counsel throughout the process.  I also must thank Senators Schumer and Leahy for their support, over the years and now, and for making the floor of the U.S. Senate a welcoming place for me and...
  • Today more than ever, I'd love to change the world

    04/27/2015 12:30:23 PM PDT · by bd476 · 20 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1971 | Alvin Lee, Ten Years After A Space in Time
    I Want to Change the World by Alvin Lee, lead guitarist & singer of Ten Years After Everywhere is freaks and hairies Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity Tax the rich, feed the poor Till there are no rich no more I'd love to change the world But I don't know what to do So I'll leave it up to you Population keeps on breeding Nation bleeding, still more feeding economy Life is funny, skies are sunny Bees make honey, who needs money, monopoly I'd love to change the world But I don't know what to do...
  • These Women Met a Mormon Man Who They Thought Was the ‘Perfect Guy’ (Dr. Phil Video)

    04/27/2015 12:23:40 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 29 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Apr. 27, 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    Seven women each thought that they were texting and interacting with the man of their dreams, ... but they soon discovered that the guy they were all building a relationship with was actually a gay woman from Texas. The victims of the elaborate “catfish” — the term used to describe a situation in which a person poses as someone else — decided to sit down together to confront Kayla, the woman with whom they had corresponded, in an uncomfortable appearance on “Dr. Phil.” The women were given the chance to question the 24 year old who had tricked them into...
  • Nation Of Islam and Gangs To Embattled Cities: We’re In Control

    04/27/2015 12:03:02 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-27-2015 | KERRY PICKET
    The reaction from authorities and activists to the violence exploding from protests in Baltimore appears to be a start of a pattern. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake “thanked the Nation of Islam” Saturday, “who have been very present in our efforts to keep calm and peace in our city.” The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross asked the mayor’s office relating to her comments about giving “space” to those who wish to “destroy.” The mayor’s office would only say her comments were taken out of context. The thank you came following the riots that erupted from local protests relating to the death...
  • A Nuke-Free World Is a No-Brainer

    04/27/2015 11:37:47 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 37 replies
    newsweek ^ | 4-27-2015 | PETER MAURER
    When Dr. Marcel Junod flew over the blasted remains of Hiroshima in an American plane in September 1945, he could not recognize what lay beneath him. “The centre of the city was a sort of white patch, flattened and smooth like the palm of a hand. Nothing remained,” he wrote. Junod, a delegate from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) newly arrived in Japan, could not identify the shapes of buildings, but he realized that the landscape of war had changed forever. Junod’s diaries end with a call for an outright ban on nuclear weapons. The Red Cross and...
  • Human rights advocates speak out on Gloria Steinem's Korea DMZ walk

    04/27/2015 11:06:24 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    upi ^ | 4-27-2015 | Elizabeth Shim
    WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- An international women's peace walk through the Korean peninsula's forbidden demilitarized zone is under criticism from human rights advocates. The May 24 walk includes Nobel laureates, disarmament activists and U.S. feminist Gloria Steinem. On Friday The New York Times reported organizers received conditional approval for the walk from both Seoul and Pyongyang. Activists involved said they are calling for a permanent peace to replace the 1953 armistice agreement that stopped the Korean War but did not end tensions on the Korean peninsula. Cora Weiss, president of The Hague Appeal for Peace has said, "We're calling...
  • Bloods and Crips Team Up to Protest Baltimore’s Cops

    04/27/2015 10:36:21 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 35 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 4-27-2015 | KATE BRIQUELET
    Before protests over Freddie Gray’s death turned chaotic, an unlikely alliance was born in Baltimore on Saturday: Rivals from the Bloods and the Crips agreed to march side by side against police brutality. The alleged gang members are pictured on social media crowding together with Nation of Islam activists, who told The Daily Beast they brokered the truce in honor of Gray, who died last week after sustaining spinal injuries while in police custody. In one photo, a gang activist in a red sweatshirt crouches to fit into a group photo with rivals decked out in blue bandanas. “I can...
  • What Life in Captivity Was Like for Cleveland Kidnapping Survivors Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus

    04/27/2015 9:10:04 AM PDT · by seantruet · 2 replies
    youtube ^ | 27-04-2015 | Penny Larson
    "He started showing me around the house, and I never got back out..." -- Cleveland kidnapping survivors Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus describe their lives in captivity https://youtu.be/GK7euCSFEXw
  • Doberman recovering after eating 3 wrist watches

    04/27/2015 9:01:47 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 53 replies
    whdh ^ | April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Noreika
    BOSTON (WHDH) - A dog who ingested nearly three wrist watches is recovering after undergoing a procedure to remove the pieces at the MSPCA's Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. Mocha, a 5-year-old Isabella Doberman, was taken to the facility after her owners found pieces of watches on the floor of their home. "She had somehow managed to open a drawer, go inside and pull out three watches and some assorted pieces of leather jewelry and she ate them," said her owner, Jeff Courcelle, who rushed her to the hospital. "They took an X-Ray and she looked mechanical inside. There...
  • Muslim women shed light to help shed misconceptions

    04/27/2015 8:50:59 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Hampton Roads ^ | 4-26-2015 | Sarah Kleiner Varble, Virginian-Pilot
    Can you answer these questions about Muslims correctly? 1. Who is permitted to have multiple spouses? Men, Women, Both, Neither. 2. Where is Mecca? Western Pakistan, Western Iran, Central Saudi Arabia, Northern Afghanistan. 3. Muslim women should dress modestly in front of: Any male, Any male except for her husband, Only in public, None of the above. 4. Which are permissible professions for Muslim women? Teacher, Politician, Make-up artist, None of the above, All of the above. 5. Husbands and wives share family finances equally. True, False Answers: 1. Men, but the Quran discourages polygamy unless a man can treat...
  • Report: Journalists face deadliest time 'in recent history'

    04/27/2015 8:34:30 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    ksl.com ^ | 4-27-2015 | CARA ANNA, ap
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Extremist groups and the governments that restrict liberties to combat those militants have created "the most deadly and dangerous period for journalists in recent history," according to a new report released Monday. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists' annual report on press freedom is a collection of essays that spotlight Syria's deadly reporting landscape, censorship during the Ebola outbreak, the jailing of journalists in Egypt and Ethiopia, and even how journalists last year were used in extremists' propaganda films. "These organizations are not merely producing videos," the report warns of groups like the Islamic State....
  • LESBIAN COUPLE ACCUSES CHRISTIAN BAKERS OF ‘MENTAL RAPE,’ AWARDED $135,000

    04/27/2015 8:28:55 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/27/15 | by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D
    LESBIAN COUPLE ACCUSES CHRISTIAN BAKERS OF ‘MENTAL RAPE,’ AWARDED $135,000 An Oregon judge has awarded Lesbian couple Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer $135,000 for “emotional damages” in a lawsuit against Aaron and Melissa Klein of Sweet Cakes Bakery. They are a Christian couple who declined to provide a wedding cake to the same-sex couple in 2013. In their lawsuit, the two women claimed they felt “mentally raped,” as part of a list of 88 symptoms of emotional distress they experienced at being refused a cake. The long list of symptoms included “acute loss of confidence,” “doubt,” “excessive sleep,” “felt mentally raped,...
  • McCain Votes NO!

    04/27/2015 8:28:14 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 47 replies
    Senator McCain | 4/27/15 | Senator McCain
    My Friend, Earlier this week when the Senate was asked to vote on confirming Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General of the United States, I voted no. During her confirmation hearing before the Judiciary Committee, Ms. Lynch stated her belief that the President's recent executive actions on immigration were "reasonable" and "constitutional." My Friend, I could not support anyone to be the highest law enforcement official in America who supports the President's clearly unconstitutional actions. That's why I cast my vote "NO." The job of the U.S. Attorney General is to represent the people of the United States and...
  • Russian dissident Vladimir Bukovsky charged over child sex images

    Vladimir Bukovsky, the veteran Soviet era dissident, has been charged with making and possessing indecent images of children, the CPS has announced. The 72-year-old, who has been living in the UK since the 1970s, is facing five counts of making indecent images, five of possessing indecent images and one count of possessing a prohibited images. Mr Bukovsky spent 12 years in Soviet prisons and labour camps, before being released as part of a prisoner swap in 1976. He was forced into exile and moved to the UK, where he studied biology at Cambridge University. He has been an outspoken critic...
  • All signs point to Apple announcing a monster earnings report

    04/27/2015 7:58:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/27/2015 | Jay Yarow
    Apple reports earnings for the quarter that ended in March after the market closes on Monday, April 27. Get ready for another monster report. Analysts are expecting big iPhone sales and think Apple could provide a major update to its cash return program. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, analysts are looking for $56 billion in revenue, which would represent 23% growth. Apple's revenue growth is expected to be driven by strong iPhone sales. Analysts are anticipating that Apple sold 58.1 million units, which would be an impressive 33% increase. If Apple sells 58.1 million iPhones, it will be the...
  • Supreme Court briefs reveal religious groups don’t agree on how to oppose same-sex marriage

    04/27/2015 7:51:31 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4-27-2015 | Daniel Silliman
    The Supreme Court will begin hearing oral arguments this week on same-sex marriage, a case expected to be divisive across the nation. Even those who oppose same-sex marriage disagree on how to argue the case against it. As the Supreme Court hears Obergefell v. Hodges this week, attention turns to the oral arguments for and against the state laws defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. The court also can consider the scores of arguments offered in legal briefs filed by “friends of the court.” Many of the arguments are from religious groups with strong opinions on both sides...
  • The Navy's X47B UCAV Drone completes first ever autonomous aerial refueling

    04/27/2015 7:49:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    youtube.com ^ | rupert buche
    On April 22, 2015, the X47B UCAV became the first unmanned aircraft to be refueled in the air. It took place off the coast of Maryland and Virginia in the Atlantic Test Ranges.
  • Why colleges now need cameras everywhere all the time

    04/27/2015 7:23:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    As the nation struggles with the idea of body cameras on police officers there are plenty of other places where some George Orwell style surveillance state technology may come in handy. One example of this may be found on the nation’s college campuses. Since our colleges are no longer institutions of learning and preparation for productive careers so much as they are factories churning out the next generation of liberal activists and community organizers, a new generation of problems have beset them. Even though each and every event must be squeezed through the sieve of liberal politics, we’ve seen...
  • Police can now tell identical twins apart – just melt their DNA

    04/27/2015 7:10:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    newscientist.com ^ | Jessica Hamzelou
    Graham Williams at the University of Huddersfield, UK, has a different way – to look for modifications to the twins' DNA that have come about as a result of their lifestyles. Such epigenetic changes occur when a chemical group known as a methyl group attaches to a gene and modifies the way it is expressed. This happens as a body is influenced by a person's environment, lifestyle and disease. Williams's team took mouth swabs from five pairs of twins. After extracting the DNA from each sample, the group used a chemical to target parts of the DNA that did not...
  • The Magic NASDAQ Record Number: 6,941

    04/27/2015 7:09:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 04/27/2015 | Elizabeth MacDonald
    The Nasdaq has surpassed the psychologically important dot-com record, but it would have to rise another 36% to 6,941 to truly be in record territory, taking into consideration inflation and the drop in the value of the dollar since 2000. It could still get there, since Apple (AAPL) and Tesla (TSLA) have yet to report earnings. Still, after 15 years and two recessions, one great, the Nasdaq has beaten its nominal all-time closing high of 5,048.62 reached on March 10, 2000. The Nasdaq then plunged a sickening 78% by October 2002. Meanwhile, the Dow has hit new all-time nominal and...
  • Bruce Jenner Wants To Change The World When He Should Change His Mind [By a former transgender]

    04/27/2015 7:01:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/27/2015 | Walt Heyer
    Personal and medical experience indicates that switching genders will not give Bruce Jenner peace. With the airing of his interview with Diane Sawyer last Friday, Bruce Jenner became the most triumphant, celebrated, photographed, and interviewed transgender in the world. Jenner, a longtime transvestite, now at 65 years of age is going to explore his feminine side by transitioning to female. Along the way, he hopes to inspire others. Jenner’s interview opened a window for millions of viewers to see the psychological deliberation of a cross-dresser. Jenner shared that the emotional stress of hiding his secret has become unbearable. His internal...
  • NH Officials Mulling Options to curb Black Bear Population

    04/27/2015 6:46:10 AM PDT · by woodbutcher1963 · 11 replies
    WMUR ^ | April 27, 2015 | Paula Tracy
    CONCORD, N.H. —New Hampshire officials said the state has too many black bears and is mulling its options on how to curb the population. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says the state has 5,700 black bears roaming its wilderness. But officials want to trim that number to 4,700. The Concord Monitor report the state could lengthen seasons for baiting, still hunting and hunting with hounds to help reach this goal. The department introduced a draft 10-year plan that will drive management decisions for deer, black bears, wild turkeys, moose and small game. The plan will not set the...
  • The U.S. Navy Needs to Radically Reassess How It Projects Power (Carriers = Obsolete)

    04/27/2015 6:45:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | April 23, 2015 | Jerry Hendrix
    A battle of the hawks is raging on Capitol Hill. Defense hawks say the nation’s security will be endangered if the caps imposed under the 2011 Budget Control Act aren’t lifted, allowing for more defense spending. Fiscal hawks assert with equal vehemence that the nation’s long-term economic health — the foundation for all government activities, including defense — will be permanently harmed if burgeoning deficits and debts are not addressed. Defense hawks argue for a massive investment to maintain the United States’ position as the world’s strongest power. Fiscal hawks argue for innovative improvements in efficiency to sustain U.S. leadership.