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  • Today's Toons 9/22/14

    09/22/2014 1:18:25 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 1 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 9/22/14 | pookie18
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  • The West and National Identity

    09/22/2014 1:13:56 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic
    American Thinker ^ | September 22, 2014 | Avi Davis
    On Friday morning the Scottish people must felt like the failed suicide who awakes in hospital the next day and wonders to himself: "Now why in the hell did I do a stupid thing like that?" The convincing drubbing that the independence movement took on Thursday should have made most Scots aware of how facile and threadbare were their ideas of separation. Without a solid financial structure, with the threat of the UK withdrawing the usage of the English pound and with the EU 's own president declaring how difficult it would be for Scotland to gain entry into the...
  • A poem for Ezekiel Emanuel, from Rudyard Kipling

    09/21/2014 11:49:54 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 20, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and former Special Advisor for Health Policy to Peter Orszag, has an Atlantic article titled, “Why I Hope to Die at 75,” and subtitled, “An argument that society and families — and you — will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly.” There’s much I strongly disagree with there — I want those I love to live far beyond 75, and I would like to do the same myself — and in particular this passage (quoted by Glenn Reynolds (InstaPundit)) strikes me as reflecting rather...
  • SEC probing Goldman Sachs internship for brother of Libyan ex-official: WSJ

    09/21/2014 9:22:59 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    Yahoo / Reuters ^ | 9-18-2014 | Devika Krishna Kumar
    U.S. regulators are investigating a Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) internship for the brother of a former official at Libya's sovereign wealth fund and perks allegedly offered by the bank to the fund, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. As part of an ongoing investigation into Goldman's ties to Libya's sovereign wealth fund, the Securities and Exchange Commission is reviewing the company's decision in June 2008 to hire the brother of Mustafa Zarti, then deputy chief of the Libyan Investment Authority, as an intern, the WSJ report said. The report comes in the...
  • The Difference Between Scotland And Catalonia (In 1 Cartoon)

    09/21/2014 7:20:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/21/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Democracy...?  Source: Cagle via Sunday Funnies
  • WATCH LIVE @ 9:30 pm ET: NASA's MAVEN Spacecraft Arrives at Mars

    09/21/2014 6:42:39 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 20 replies
    http://www.space.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | www.space.com
    A NASA spacecraft built to study the atmosphere of Mars like never before will arrive at the Red Planet tonight (Sept. 21) and you can watch it live online. After 10 months in deep-space, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft is expected to enter orbit around Mars and begin a one-year mission studying the planet's upper atmosphere. The Mars arrival will cap a 442 million-mile (711 million kilometers) trek across the solar system. You can watch the MAVEN spacecraft arrive at Mars on Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV, in a live webcast that runs from 9:30 p.m. to...
  • Science fiction a step closer as Oculus virtual reality headsets near release

    09/21/2014 5:43:22 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 48 replies
    Financial Times ^ | September 21, 2014 | Tim Bradshaw
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  • HILLARY'S OLD LETTERS COME BACK TO HAUNT... DEVELOPING LATE... (Drudge Headline Only)

    09/21/2014 5:15:11 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 40 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | September 21, 2014 | Drudge Report Headline
    Not sure what Drudge has yet. Just a headline so far...
  • Dangerous Elegance: A History of High-Heeled Shoes

    09/21/2014 4:50:52 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 58 replies
    Random History ^ | April 9, 2008 | Random History and Word origins for the Curious Mind
    The high-heeled shoe, or a shoe whose heel is higher than the toe, is a matter of contentious and heated discussion. Shoes in general have typically served as markers of gender, class, race, and ethnicity--and both the foot and the shoe have been imbued with powerful phallic and fertility symbols as evidenced in the contemporary practice of tying shoes to a newlywed couple’s car. No other shoe, however, has gestured toward leisure, sexuality, and sophistication as much as the high-heeled shoe. Fraught with contradiction, heels paradoxically inhibit movement in order to increase it, at least in appearance. Standing in heels,...
  • "Madame Secretary": More Hillary push

    09/21/2014 4:42:22 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 43 replies
    See BS | 9/21/2014 | See BS
    Amd I the only one who remembers "Commander In Chief" in -- get this -- 2005/6 when the election was ramping up? Hollywood wanted hitlery in since they didn't see obozo coming? But of course obozo already HAD TV in the bag, since in 2008 people really thought they were voting for "24's" David Palmer. Then they voted again in 2012 b/c they could not admit to themselves they were wrong. Now, right at the start of the 2016 election cycle comes "Madame Secretary" featuring a smart-ass-wouldn't-we-like-all-cabinet-members-to-be-outspoken-like-that actress. Anyone who can't see this as ANOTHER attempt to run a TV...
  • Watch: Breitbart Pollak Visits with Sarah Palin at Her Home in Wasilla

    09/21/2014 2:48:53 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 20 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | 21 Sep 2014, 2:24 PM PDT | Breitbart TV
    Breitbart News senior editor-at-Large Joel B. Pollak visited with former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) at her home in Wasilla. http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/09/21/Breitbart-Pollak-Visits-with-Sarah-Palin-At-her-home-in-Wasilla
  • Mark Steyn: No reason to believe GOP will ever repeal Obamacare

    09/21/2014 2:39:55 PM PDT · by buffyt · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/21/2013 | Jeff Poor
    National Review columnist Mark Steyn blasted claims by Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and others that the best strategy is to allow Obamacare to crumble under its own weight and only then seek to repeal it. Filling in as host on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show Monday, Steyn, author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” explained to a caller named “Joe” that there is no reason to believe congressional Republicans have the will to repeal anything, especially considering that Carter-era institutions like the Department of Education and the Department of Energy have managed to flourish even in times of...
  • ‘Does he think before he speaks?’ ESPN lets Ray Lewis comment on Ray Rice

    09/21/2014 2:39:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    Probably the last person in the world who needs to be giving commentary on covering up crimes is Ray Lewis. But that’s exactly what he did this morning on ESPN.
  • Vintage Mugshot PHOTO … Circa 1924: Pep, “The Cat-Murdering Dog”

    09/21/2014 2:37:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Eastern State Penitentiary ^ | circa 1924 | Eastern State Penitentiary
    1924: Pep, “The Cat-Murdering Dog” Pep "The Cat-Murdering Dog" was a black Labrador Retriever admitted to Eastern State Penitentiary on August 12, 1924. Prison folklore tells us that Pennsylvania Governor Gifford Pinchot used his executive powers to sentence Pep to Life Without Parole for killing his wife’s cherished cat. Prison records support this story: Pep’s inmate number (C-2559) is skipped in prison intake logs and inmate records. The Governor told a different story. He said Pep had been sent to Eastern to act as a mascot for the prisoners. He and the Warden, Herbert “Hard-Boiled” Smith, were friends. Pep was...
  • Village from the Roman period discovered in the Carpathians

    09/21/2014 2:11:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Naukaw Polsce ^ | September 17, 2014 | Science and Scholarship in Poland, tr. RL
    Village from the Roman period, dating from 3rd-4th century AD, has been discovered in Lipnica Dolna near Jasło (Subcarpathia). Among approx. one thousand archaeological objects there is a large pottery kiln, in which ceramics were fired. "The kiln is two meters in length and the same in width. It stands on a small tip in the Wisłoka valley. Its location shows that the wind blowing from the river was used to maintain the temperature during the firing cycle" - said Tomasz Leszczyński, archaeologist from the Subcarpathian Museum in Krosno. He added that "such kilns are extremely rare in the Carpathians"....
  • Europeans drawn from three ancient 'tribes'

    09/21/2014 1:32:49 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 September 2014 | Paul Rincon
    ... Pigmentation genes carried by the hunters and farmers showed that, while the dark hair, brown eyes and pale skin of the early farmer would look familiar to us, the hunter-gatherers would stand out if we saw them on a street today. "It really does look like the indigenous West European hunter gatherers had this striking combination of dark skin and blue eyes that doesn't exist any more," Prof Reich told BBC News.
  • Hitting the jackpot on a dig in Gernsheim: Long lost Roman fort discovered

    09/21/2014 1:20:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | September 15, 2014 | Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
    In the course of an educational dig in Gernsheim in the Hessian Ried, archaeologists from Frankfurt University have discovered a long lost Roman fort: A troop unit made up out of approximately 500 soldiers (known as a cohort) was stationed there between 70/80 and 110/120 AD. Over the past weeks, the archaeologists found two V-shaped ditches, typical of this type of fort, and the post holes of a wooden defensive tower as well as other evidence from the time after the fort was abandoned. An unusually large number of finds were made. This is because the Roman troops dismantled the...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 9/21 7-11pm est

    09/21/2014 12:58:45 PM PDT · by Vision · 21 replies
    WAMU ^ | 9/21/14 | Ed Walker
    Friends it's Sunday night again, and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another four hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo*tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.
  • Highlight 14: Roman enamelled cockerel figurine. The Former Bridges Garage site, Cirencester

    09/21/2014 12:47:35 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Cotswold Archaeology ^ | retrieved September 20, 2014 | unattributed
    The find is believed to date to the middle decades of the second century AD. It came from the grave of a child aged 2–3 years. The child had been buried in a nailed wooden coffin and also accompanied by his or her shoes, of which only the iron hobnails survived, and a pottery feeding cup or ‘tettine’. Only eight finds of this type are known from the Roman world, from Britain, Germany and the Low Countries. It is believed that cockerel figurines of this type, together with other richly-enamelled bronze vessels of high workmanship, were made in northern Britain...
  • Engineers found Teutonic axes in the Forest District Wipsowo

    09/21/2014 12:27:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Naukaw Polsce ^ | September 2014 | tr. RL
    Three Teutonic battle axes from the late Middle Ages have been found by engineers who remove World War II artillery shells left the forests in the Forest District Wipsowo (Warmia and Mazury). Historic weapons will be donated to the museum. Engineers stumbled upon the historic axes by chance, while searching the woods metal detectors. The weapons have been initially identified by an archaeologist as late-medieval Teutonic battle axes. Iron axes were close to each other, shallow underground, among the roots of trees. "It can be assumed that this is a deposit that someone left for better times. Perhaps the person...
  • French farmers torch tax office in Brittany protest

    09/21/2014 12:19:11 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 20 Sept. 2014 | unknown
    French vegetable farmers protesting against falling living standards have set fire to tax and insurance offices in town of Morlaix, in Brittany. The farmers used tractors and trailers to dump artichokes, cauliflowers and manure in the streets and also smashed windows, police said. Prime Minister Manuel Valls condemned protesters for preventing firefighters from dealing with the blaze. The farmers say they cannot cope with falling prices for their products. A Russian embargo on some Western goods - imposed over the Ukraine crisis - has blocked off one of their main export markets. About 100 farmers first launched an overnight attack...
  • Ancient Egyptian Woman with 70 Hair Extensions Discovered

    09/21/2014 12:13:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    LiveScience ^ | September 17, 2014 | Owen Jarus
    More than 3,300 years ago, in a newly built city in Egypt, a woman with an incredibly elaborate hairstyle of lengthy hair extensions was laid to rest. She was not mummified, her body simply being wrapped in a mat. When archaeologists uncovered her remains they found she wore "a very complex coiffure with approximately 70 extensions fastened in different layers and heights on the head," writes Jolanda Bos, an archaeologist working on the Amarna Project, in an article recently published in the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology. Researchers don't know her name, age or occupation, but she is one of hundreds...
  • Waiting on 20nm graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD? Don’t bother.

    09/21/2014 12:12:52 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    techsoda.com ^ | March 8, 2014 | Jim Dotcom
    Billions of dollars are spent every year on shrinking the size of transistors, for good reason.Smaller transistors have superior performance characteristics but the main reason for the shrink is because the smaller the transistors are, the more you can squeeze into a chip.  That means you can get better performance from smaller chips, allowing you to squeeze more chips on to the same wafer – and the more chips on a wafer, the more money you make per wafer.Take this example of a 40nm wafer and a (more advanced) 28nm wafer:The left wafer (40nm transistors) has chips of 150mm^2,...
  • Millennia-old sunken ship could be world’s oldest, researchers suggest

    09/21/2014 11:49:55 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Hürriyet Daily News ^ | Friday, September 5 2014 | Anadolu Agency
    Underwater excavations led by Ankara UniversityÂ’s Research Center for Maritime Archaeology (ANKÃœSAM) have uncovered sunken ships ranging from the second century B.C. to the Ottoman period in Ä°zmirÂ’s Urla district. A recent excavation uncovered a ship estimated to date back 4,000 years, which experts say would make it the oldest sunken ship to have been discovered in the Mediterranean. Urla Port is one of TurkeyÂ’s rare underwater excavation sites. Professor Hayat Erkanal, the head of Limantepe excavations for the underwater ancient city of Klozemenai and director of ANKÃœSAM, said the port dates back to the seventh century B.C. Klozemenai, he...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Move Over, Darling" (1963)

    09/21/2014 11:29:57 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    Daily Motion ^ | 1963 | Michael Gordon
  • Pharaoh-Branded Amulet Found at Ancient Copper Mine in Jordan

    09/21/2014 11:21:29 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    LiveScience ^ | September 19, 2014 | Megan Gannon
    ...The tiny artifact could attest to the fabled military campaign that Sheshonq I waged in the region nearly 3,000 years ago, researchers say... The site, which was discovered during excavations in 2002, was home to intense metal production during the Early Bronze Age, between about 3000 B.C. and 2000 B.C. But there is also evidence of more recent smelting activities at Khirbat Hamra Ifdan during the Iron Age, from about 1000 B.C. to 900 B.C. The hieroglyphic sequence on the scarab reads: "bright is the manifestation of Re, chosen of Amun/Re." That moniker corresponds to the throne name of Sheshonq...
  • The 007 Movie Villains Disconnect with Reality (Politically Correct James Bond Through The Ages)

    09/21/2014 11:16:30 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    MovieGuide ^ | Peter Hammond
    The 007 Movie Villains Disconnect with Reality During a recent visit to the Imperial War Museum in London, as I examined the Secret Service exhibits, I could not help but notice the sharp contrast between the villains depicted in James Bond 007 films and the real enemies of the Realm. • KGB Infiltrators Although MI5 and MI6 were riddled with high level KGB infiltrators, Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Harry Houghton, John Cairncross, George Blake, Donald Maclean, Geoffrey Prime, Anthony Blunt and Sir Roger Hollis, no 007 film has really tackled that reality. That M, at the time of the early...
  • PUTIN: Child recognizes Putin & tells him what he is!{VIDEO]

    09/21/2014 11:08:30 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 6 replies
    Out of the mouths of babes: has spoken the truth. That's it! Even babies KNOW WITH PUTIN XY))) Rebenok at Putin "palachyna" [putin-bloody geek and executioner] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywF4a7ISDxU
  • China: Ancient Tomb of First Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Grandmother Discovered in Xi'an

    09/21/2014 10:33:45 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    International Business Times ^ | Mary-Ann Russon | September 11, 2014
    According to China.org.cn, the tomb complex covers an area measuring 173,325 square metres, stretching 550m in length and 310 meters in width, and is the second largest tomb to have ever been discovered in the country... Qin Shi Huang (260-210BC) was the first emperor to unify China and enact major economic and political reforms across the country. China had previously consisted of a multitude of warring states and kingdoms, each under the control of feudal overlords, leading to much instability... After the death of Qin Shi Huang's father, he took the throne at the age of 13. His mother took...
  • Reno Crowd Agrees: “Best Race I Ever Saw!” (w/video)

    09/21/2014 9:40:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Air & Space Magazine ^ | September 16, 2014 | Linda Shiner
    At the end of the closest race in the 51-year history of the National Championship Air Races, seven-time race champion Tiger Destefani came within a spinner’s length of stealing first place from rival and one-time protégé Steve Hinton. The photo finish ... came at the end of Saturday’s Unlimited Gold Race, run to determine positions for the final championship event the following day, Sunday, September 14. After flying a high course for all eight laps, Destefani, in the red-and-white Mustang Strega—which Destefani owns and Hinton flew to four straight Gold wins beginning in 2009—traded altitude for speed and plunged toward...
  • Atlas Shrugged part 3 in Theaters (find one near you)

    09/21/2014 8:57:42 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 18 replies
    atlas shrugged movie ^ | 9/21/2014 | freeAtlanta
    Atlas Shrugged - the movieFind Theater near you
  • The Star-Spangled Banner: Family Keepsake

    09/21/2014 8:38:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | retrieved 2014 | unattributed
    While Francis Scott Key's song was known to most Americans by the end of the Civil War, the flag that inspired it remained an Armistead family keepsake. It was exhibited occasionally at patriotic gatherings in Baltimore but largely unknown outside of that city until the 1870s. The flag remained the private property of Lieutenant Colonel Armistead's widow, Louisa Armistead, his daughter Georgiana Armistead Appleton, and his grandson Eben Appleton for 90 years. During that time, the increasing popularity of Key's anthem and the American public's developing sense of national heritage transformed the Star-Spangled Banner from a family keepsake into a...
  • STOCK TALK: Alibaba investors risk being gored in bull run

    09/21/2014 7:46:33 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    Business Day Live ^ | 9-21-2014 | Ann Crotty
    THE lone US senator who was urging the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate the gaping governance holes in Alibaba must have felt like some stray tourist caught up in the middle of the annual bull run in Pamplona. On Thursday, Senator Bob Casey looked as though he was about to be charged down by an excited herd of bulls desperate to invest in ... well, that's the thing, it's difficult to know exactly what they're investing in. Alibaba is described as a Chinese technology company. It is 15 years old, and in recent years has pumped out good profits...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Saturn at Equinox

    09/21/2014 6:35:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    NASA ^ | September 21, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: How would Saturn look if its ring plane pointed right at the Sun? Before August 2009, nobody knew. Every 15 years, as seen from Earth, Saturn's rings point toward the Earth and appear to disappear. The disappearing rings are no longer a mystery -- Saturn's rings are known to be so thin and the Earth is so near the Sun that when the rings point toward the Sun, they also point nearly edge-on at the Earth. Fortunately, in this third millennium, humanity is advanced enough to have a spacecraft that can see the rings during equinox from the side....
  • Somehow, The Jameis Winston Suspension Just Got Stranger(FSU, Football)

    09/21/2014 6:26:02 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    BI ^ | 9-21-2014 | Cork Gaines
    September 20, 2014Cork Gaines Jameis Winston, who has been suspended for Florida State's game against Clemson, showed up before the game in full pads and started to warm up with his teammates before being sent back to the locker room by head coach Jimbo Fisher. Winston was originally suspended from just the first half of the game for yelling a profanity-laced statement in front of fellow students on campus. That suspension was later increased to the full game when the school reportedly learned that Winston lied about the full nature of what had happened. Despite the suspension, Winston appeared to...
  • The Most Important American You May Not Know

    09/21/2014 6:18:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    If you live in New York you may have heard of him, but outside the area his name may be a mystery. Robert Caro, famed author of four books on Lyndon Johnson, wrote his first book about him for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. The book was later named one of the one hundred greatest non-fiction books of the 20th century. The man is Robert Moses and the book is The Power Broker. The book was written in 1974 (celebrating its 40th anniversary.) I have owned it for about ten years and finally tackled it on my recent vacation....
  • Archaeologists discover 'industrial scale' wine production at ancient site

    09/21/2014 5:03:38 AM PDT · by RouxStir · 8 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | September 19, 2014
    <p>"Archaeologists in Israel have discovered a massive compound dating back to the Byzantine era, which was used for “industrial-scale” production of wine and olive oil.</p> <p>The site at Ramat Bet Shemesh about 19 miles west of Jerusalem contains an oil press, wine press and colorful mosaics, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority.</p>
  • You won’t believe what the Reykjavik police department post on their Instagram account

    09/21/2014 2:00:58 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 43 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | Friday 19 Sep 2014 | Pejman Faratin
    OK, calm down everyone, nothing to see here. Au contraire in fact, plenty of cuteness here. Not only do they post cute images of themselves with cute kittens, they also aren’t afraid to show their more jovial side like skateboarding down the street and showing off their ‘Hello Kitty’ cuffs. As one viewer in Imgur put it ‘Fudge the police. Seriously, that’s a very attractive police force’ whilst another wants to know ‘Why are their clothes so tight fitting?’
  • America's [Marines] Soldiers Singing "Days of Elijah" [snip]

    09/20/2014 10:10:41 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 9 replies
    GNL ^ | September 19, 2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Full title: 'Faith Warriors:' Video of Marines Delivering Powerful Rendition of Christian Worship Song 'Days of Elijah' Goes Viral A powerful video of nearly 500 U.S. Marines at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California declaring "there is no God like Jehovah" in an inspirational rendition of the Christian worship song "Days of Elijah," is taking the Internet by storm. Merrie Pardee Baldwin, the Christian volunteer who first posted the video of the worshipful Marines to her Facebook page Sunday, told The Christian Post in an interview Friday that she is hoping the video inspires Americans to pray for...
  • Surrogacy agent claims baby Gammy’s Australian parents ‘haven’t paid a cent’......

    FULL TITLE: Surrogacy agent claims baby Gammy’s Australian parents ‘haven’t paid a cent’ towards Down syndrome baby, who they wanted to dump outside a temple after being told abortion wasn’t an option Baby Gammy's Australian parents have allegedly paid nothing towards supporting their unwanted child they left abandoned in Thailand nine months ago. American agent Antonia Frattaroli, who handled the surrogacy, claims David and Wendy Farnell 'havent paid a cent' since instructing the agent to abandon Gammy outside a temple or ophanage when they were told it couldn't be aborted. Mr Frattaroli said the Farnells agreed to a $2000 lump...
  • Mother: Autistic child handcuffed at south Charlotte high school

    09/20/2014 9:21:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    wsoctv ^ | Paige Hansen
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A mother said her autistic son will not go back to Ardrey Kell High School after he was handcuffed at school last week. Charlotte-Mecklenburg School officials said they have to protect the safety of both the student and school staff. But the outraged mom told Eyewitness News reporter Paige Hansen, she can't imagine any reason where handcuffs would be necessary. "It breaks my heart for him because he doesn't know. He's trying and that's autism," said Kim Riley.
  • Cheerleaders defy school’s prayer ban, lead crowd and opposing team in reciting Lord’s Prayer

    09/20/2014 9:04:24 PM PDT · by marjiwoj · 66 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Sept. 20, 2014 | soopermexican
    Oneida High School cheerleaders were upset that the school chose to ban prayer at their games, so they decided to pray on their own and found they had supporters among the opposing team and the crowd...
  • Sunshine tied to suicide risk: study

    09/20/2014 9:04:15 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri, Sep 12 2014 | Andrew M. Seaman
    Sunshine tied to suicide risk: study Fri, Sep 12 2014 By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exposure to sunshine over a short period of time may increase the risk of suicide but may also lower the risk over several months, suggests a new study from Austria. People shouldn’t avoid the sun based on the study’s findings, says its senior author. Instead, they may consider adding sunshine to the list of factors that may influence the risk of suicide. “Suicide is complicated and has many risk factors,” said Dr. Matthaeus Willeit from the University of Vienna. “People always...
  • [Vanity] "Mulaney" ... Really? An Astonishingly Laughless "Seinfeld"

    09/20/2014 8:47:19 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 137 replies
    FOX ^ | 9/20/14 | FOX
    Holy cow! After the football game, FOX showed a preview of their new sitcom "Mulaney" ... named for the stand-up comic who stars. Never have I seen this kind of preview that had not ONE laugh. Not ONE. And the set-up is a blatant "Seinfeld" rip-off. Completely fake interaction amongst the characters. WHAT a disaster. Very sorry Martin Short is peripherally involved here. HE's the real deal. This show looks bad on so many levels.
  • Poll: Nearly 25% of Americans Would Consider Secession

    09/20/2014 8:44:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tony Lee
    Nearly 25% of Americans, largely fueled by their anger toward the permanent political class in Washington, D.C., would consider secession. According to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released a day after voters in Scotland rejected an "independence referendum" by nearly 10 points, "23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion." The poll found that the "urge to sever ties with Washington cuts across party lines and regions," and...
  • Documents: Man tried to get 15-year-old rape victim to kill herself while he watched on webcam

    BILLINGS, Mont. – A Montana man in prison for raping a girl starting when she was 12 is now charged with trying to persuade her to kill herself by cutting her wrists and taking prescription medication while he watched on a webcam. Michael John Morlan, 21, was out on bail on the rape charges when he spoke with the then-15-year-old girl via Skype last September and told her to commit suicide while he watched to make sure she was doing it right, charging documents said.
  • 5 inmates escape from California jail

    09/20/2014 8:29:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    FOX ^ | staff
    Five inmates are on the loose after escaping from a California jail. The inmates broke out of the Madera County Jail, the Madera County Police Department reported Saturday on its Facebook page. “They are all gang members and considered armed and dangerous,” the report said.
  • Italian Diva Sophia Loren celebrates 80th Birthday in Mexico with Carlos Slim

    09/20/2014 8:28:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Yucatan Times ^ | September 20, 2014
    The Italian diva celebrates her 80th birthday with an exhibition of some of her dresses, jewelry, photographs and awards at the Soumaya Museum. The Sophia Loren exhibition opened today at the Soumaya Museum. It displays pieces owned by the actress. “The best of all is under the same roof,” said the Italian diva at a press conference. Dresses she wore in films, international awards including the Golden Globe and Oscar, as well as photographs and jewelry are displayed.
  • Ferguson Protesters Threaten to Disrupt Stores, Sports Events Unless Darren Wilson Is Arrested

    09/20/2014 8:25:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | AWR Hawkins
    Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri say they will begin disrupting grocery stores and sports events unless Officer Darren Wilson is arrested. Officer Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson on August 9, and the grand jury for the incident has until next year to decide whether or not Wilson should face charges. Protesters say charges need to be filed now, and they are going to take to the streets unless "justice" is served. Mail Online reports that protesters made their plans known at the September 16th St. Louis City Council meeting. They "promised to disrupt grocery stores" and warned that...
  • Ferguson Protestors Seeking Tickets to Get Into Sunday Rams Game (To disrupt the game)

    09/20/2014 8:16:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    KMOX-AM ^ | September 19, 2014 | Kevin Killeen
    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – KMOX News has learned Ferguson protestors are seeking St. Louis Rams tickets in the hopes of getting into the Edward Jones Dome and disrupting this Sunday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. We first heard about the threat Tuesday at the St. Louis County Council meeting. “It’s not going to a fun day Sunday at your beautiful Rams game,” one protestor said. Speaking with KMOX hosts Debbie Monterrey and Michael Kelley on Thursday morning, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said he’s well aware of those threats and is working on plans to counteract them. “We are...