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  • Progressive Justice and the Communist Diet

    01/16/2017 8:18:51 AM PST · by rktman ^ | 1/1/2017 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The biggest injustice that was perpetrated on people, tricked or forced to accept communism, was the destruction of the human spirit, the terror, torture, and brutal beatings people had to endure in the name of social justice
  • Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan

    01/16/2017 8:10:35 AM PST · by BenLurkin
    A Turkish cargo plane attempting to land in thick fog crashed on Jan. 16 into a village near Kyrgyzstan’s main airport and killed at least 37 people. A massive section of the aircraft’s tail billowed smoke as rescuers searched for victims among the wreckage in the village of Dacha-Suu, home to the majority of the dead. A minimum of 37 people, including the plane’s four pilots, were killed in the crash and the toll may rise, said a spokesman for the country’s emergency services, Muhammed Svarov. The plane was attempting a landing at the Manas airport in the Kyrgyz capital...
  • Men's Basketball Veteran's Day Recognition (Virgina Tech)

    01/16/2017 8:01:52 AM PST · by bigbob
    Virginia Tech Athletics YouTube ^ | 11/11/15 | Virginia Tech Athletics
    The men's basketball team gathered to discuss the meaning of the National Anthem and recognize those who have served.

    01/16/2017 7:26:19 AM PST · by Bender2 · 23 replies ^ |
    NFL Live Conference Championship Weekend Sunday, January 22 3:05 ET Packers at Falcons 6:40 ET Steelers at Patriots
  • Star Wars Episode VII - Deleted Scene Chewbacca ripping off Unkar Plutt's arm (Oh yeah)

    01/16/2017 7:22:59 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1-14-2017 | Trailers and BTS
    Ripping off arms? Wookies are known to do that.
  • Fly the Flag on Inauguration Day

    01/16/2017 7:18:04 AM PST · by Dustoff45 · 16 replies ^ | 01/16/2017 | DustOff45
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, I flew the flag of the state of Alaska to honor the VP candidate. I have not flown a flag since.Today, I made an online purchase for a new 4 x 6 American flag to go on a silver pole with gold ball on top.Friday morning, as I go out the door early to make the trip to DC to attend the Inauguration event I will place the flag up.Yesterday in church, my memories went back to 1992 and the election of Clinton. When I arrived at the office that Wednesday morning, my secretary asked...
  • Civil Disobedience versus Revolution

    01/16/2017 7:09:59 AM PST · by EBH · 10 replies
    Civil Disobedience ^ | 1/16/2017 | EBH
    "The essential difference between the two lies in this: the civil disobedient does, while the revolutionary does not, accept the general legitimacy of the authorities," What Civil Disobedience Is Not, Chapter 2, pg-44-45. Asked whether he would try to forge a relationship with the president-elect, Lewis said that he believes in forgiveness, but added, "it's going to be very difficult. I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president." This type of language and talk is not about civil disobedience or anything of the sort. It is Revolutionary speech against the legitimate authority. Lewis is very dangerous and while he...
  • Trump vows to provide ‘insurance for everybody’ in Republican health care replacement plan

    01/16/2017 6:29:08 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 105 replies
    Blaze ^ | 1/16/2017 | Blaze
    Speaking with the Washington Post over the weekend, President-elect Donald Trump promised that every American will have health insurance under his Obamacare replacement plan, which is set to be introduced in the openings months of his presidency. Though he didn’t provide the Post with many details about his plan, Trump said the plan will provide “less expensive and much better” coverage to Americans that Obamacare has “in a much simplified form.” “We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Trump told the Post. “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it....
  • The Precedent of Accepting the Results of an American Election is DEAD /trunc

    01/16/2017 6:27:58 AM PST · by wtd · 30 replies
    Infidel Bloggers Alliance ^ | January 16, 2017 | Epaminondas
    The Precedent of Accepting the Results of an American Election is DEAD – and the future of that beckons Harry Reid has now, famously, used the nuke option in the senate to kill cloture on a debate with a simple majority vote, meaning no delay can be used to drag a bill or appointment to death. EXCEPT for SCOTUS appointments. I think the senate now WILL ultimately use this for SCOTUS because Chucky Schumer had to open his fat trap to show how tough he was and declare the D’s ready to do a reverse Merritt Garland for FOUR...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, January 16,2017-- irascible

    01/16/2017 6:17:19 AM PST · by xsmommy · 14 replies
    1/16/17 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, January 16, 2017— irascible ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. irascible; adjective 1. easily provoked to anger; very irritable: an irascible old man. 2. characterized or produced by anger: an irascible response. 1350-1400; Middle English irascibel < Late Latin īrāscibilis, equivalent to Latin īrāsc- (stem of īrāscī to grow angry; equivalent to īr (a) ire + -ā- theme vowel + -sc- inchoative suffix + -ī infinitive ending; see -esce ) + -ibilis -ible Related...
  • FINALLY! The TRUTH about the Russian Hacks!

    01/16/2017 5:38:56 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 81 replies
    Original Material | 1/16/2017 | By Laz A. Mataz
    I propose to give you, my valued readers, the entirety of the Russian Hacks that gave Donald Trump an illegitimate victory. The Russians started out by financing Trump's Presidential campaign, realizing that a multi-billioniare would never have the resources to self-fund his own campaign.........Naughty Russians! The Russians decided to convince Hillary Clinton to engage in Pay-For-Play operations prior to her inevitable Presidential win in 2016.........BRILLIANT! The Russians influenced Hillary Clinton to take part in a scheme to sell arms to ISIS through Libya, and even helped her 'get rid of' Ambassador Chris Stevens.........Amazing skill, those Russians. The Russians then convinced...
  • Vanity: Watch the Democrat Party & Media self-destruct.

    01/16/2017 5:27:14 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 21 replies
    While the rants of raves of all the "Donald J. Trump" Democrat haters swirl around us...the big picture is being lost by both the the Democrat Party and their adoring media. The Democrat Party is committing self-inflicted political destruction. Fact is: the Democrat Party now has a very narrow and limited base. Gone are Blue Collar workers, gone are industrial union members, gone are Military folks, gone are all First Responders, Cops, Firemen, EMTs, AMTs, etc., gone are many African-Americans & Hispanics, who for the last eight years felt abandoned by POTUS, Obama, the CBC, the NAACP, gone are millions...
  • Profile: Dr. Quentin Young, Longtime Obama Confidante and Physician to MLK [Martin Luther King]

    01/16/2017 5:03:17 AM PST · by ETL · 3 replies
    links to sources included | several authors
    I just learned rather recently, three years or so ago, that MLK and Obama had a mutual friend and mentor... Obama's single-payer guru, Quentin Young (he died in 2015) Dr. Quentin Young, Longtime Obama Confidante and Physician to MLK [Martin Luther King]--source: Democracy Now FROM "THE OBAMA FILE"...RE: QUENTIN YOUNG The primary figure who delivered Obama to the single-payer camp was Quentin Young, an 86-year-old retired physician who was a longtime friend and neighbor of Obama in Chicago.  Young joined the Young Communist League as a teenager in the late 1930s.  From the mid-1940s through the mid-1970s, he was closely...
  • Today's Toons 1/16/17

    01/16/2017 3:37:06 AM PST · by pookie18 · 11 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 1/16/17 | pookie18
    Click on link
  • How North Korea became a magnet for pot-seeking tourists

    01/16/2017 3:30:45 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies ^ | January 15, 2017
    How North Korea became a magnet for pot-seeking tourists January 15, 2017 NORTH Korea has been getting some pretty high praise lately from the stoner world. Marijuana news outlets including High Times, Merry Jane and Green Rush — along with British tabloids, which always love a good yarn — are hailing North Korea as a pothead paradise and maybe even the next Amsterdam of pot tourism. They’ve reported North Korean marijuana to be legal, abundant and mind-blowingly cheap, sold openly to Chinese and Russian tourists at a major market on the North’s border for about $3 a pound (or $AU4...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (week of President Trump's Inauguration)

    01/16/2017 3:16:18 AM PST · by dynachrome · 5 replies ^ | 1-16-17 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • 4 DAYS!!!!!! (JUST OVER 100 HOURS!)

    01/16/2017 2:31:13 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 56 replies
    1/16/2017 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is 4 days, 6 hours, 35 minutes, 51 seconds until the stuttering enemy-agent Muslim-excusing prancing pusillanimous embarrassing lawless defiling vote-faking unctuous careless warmongering hypocritical sniveling whining overreaching disreputable sulking treacherous squandering odious disgusting backstabbing election-corrupting robbery-inclined formulaic plundering indolent callous violence-agitating motherless-punk puerile intruding sickening wicked sullen wretched venal psychopathic grifting peculiar furious (and fast) gratuitously-opining lame-duck faithless charlatan spying-for-enemies shallow fake irrational mumbling imbecile dejected slothful acrimonious demanding trivial putz juvenile delinquent odiferous malicious reptilian detestable conniving Marxism-loving peevish America-surrendering sly villainous undignified shameful touchy unwelcome exhausting abominable indecisive moronical stomach-turning depressed meddling corrupt predatory impoverishing personal-history-concealing dangerous...
  • Teen removed from mother's custody for being 'too effeminate' [Venice, Italy]

    01/15/2017 10:12:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 10 January 2017 10:54 CET+01:00
    An Italian court has ruled that a 13-year-old boy be removed from his mother’s custody due to an alleged “personality disorder” linked to having “almost exclusively female role models”. Venice’s Court for Minors said the boy “tries in every way to show that he is different” and described his attitude as “effeminate in a provocative way”, according to local paper Mattino Padova. A social services report said the child from Padua, northern Italy, suffered a “personality disorder” and argued that he has difficulty forming relationships due to dependence on his mother. It also detailed an incident in which the boy...
  • Urine test reveals what you really eat

    01/15/2017 9:43:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | James Gallagher
    The results of your body processing fruit, vegetables, fish and different types of meat leave a distinct signature in the urine. Clues to the state of the body's metabolism and gut health can also be detected by investigating the chemicals in it. The test was developed by a collaboration between Imperial College London, Newcastle University and Aberystwyth University. Dr Isabel Garcia-Perez, one of the researchers at Imperial, said: "This will eventually provide a tool for personalised dietary monitoring to help maintain a healthy lifestyle. "We're not at the stage yet where the test can tell us a person ate 15...
  • Facebook launches battle against 'fake news' in Germany

    01/15/2017 9:43:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies ^ | 15 January 2017 21:19 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Social media giant Facebook announced on Sunday that it would introduce new measures to combat fake news in Germany, as Europe’s largest economy and most populous nation enters an election year. “It’s important to us that the reports and news posted on Facebook are reliable,” a blog post on the Silicon Valley firm’s German website read. German politicians have warned that populist parties and foreign nations could use fake news to try and influence parliamentary elections slated for September or October. Facebook’s new German initiative targets “unambiguously wrong reports” being shared on the social media platform. …
  • I don't get the Fenwick Commercial

  • Has Lindsay Lohan Converted To Islam?

    01/15/2017 7:10:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 14, 2017 | Mel Rose Matulac
    Last week, Lindsay Lohan shocked her millions of followers and fans when she deleted all her posts on Instagram and Twitter. This weekend, the “Mean Girls” star is sparking rumors that she may have already converted to Islam due to her Arabic greeting on the photo-sharing platform. Though Lohan has wiped her Instagram account clean, she noticeably left “Alaikum saam” as her shoutout to her followers on the platform. The Arabic words are the usual response to “As-salam alaikum,” which means “Peace be unto you” — the standard salutation used by people of the Nation of Islam. Due to the...
  • No country for old men: Japan's elderly inmates prefer jail to being released

    01/15/2017 6:03:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/15/2017 | Natsuko Fukue
    Tokyo (AFP) - Every day is the same. He wakes at 6:45 am, eats breakfast 20 minutes later and reports for work at eight o'clock sharp. But this isn't your typical Japanese salaryman. This man is in his 80s and he is in prison -- a cage of structure and certainty that he is hesitant to ever leave. "I don't know what kind of life I should lead after I get out. I'll be worried about my health and financial situation once I leave," the inmate told AFP on condition of anonymity from Tokyo's Fuchu Prison, where he is serving...
  • When You Eat This Bacon-Wrapped Burrito, an Angel Gets its Wings

    01/15/2017 5:44:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Jan 14, 2017 | Andi Berlin
    There was a bit of confusion when the tinfoil husk was peeled away, revealing two pucks of what appeared to be seared pork product. People were looking up from their tables, wondering what this was all about, what's going on over there. One guy even asked. "It's the bacon-wrapped burrito," I replied. My tablemates were quick to clarify: "You can get any of the burritos wrapped in bacon, for $1.50." (They failed to mention the Philly Cheese add-on, but that one is still shrouded in mystery.) Nobody knew about it yet, because this option is pretty new. I just found...
  • Cowboys Turn Down Chance at a 'Fair Catch Kick'

    01/15/2017 5:38:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Dallas Cowboys turned down a rare opportunity Sunday just before halftime of their divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. After punt returner Cole Beasley fair caught a Packers punt at the Cowboys' 38-yard line, Dallas could have utilized an obscure NFL rule to attempt an untimed, unrushed field goal attempt. (It's known as a "fair catch kick.") Because the defense can't rush, the kick can't be blocked. And with no time left on the first-half game clock, the Cowboys wouldn't have had to worry about giving the ball back to the Packers.
  • “I Did Save the Wedding Dress,” Woman Plans to Wear Original Wedding Dress on 50th Anniversary

    01/15/2017 5:34:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    “I did save the wedding dress,” woman plans to wear original wedding dress on 50th anniversary celebration"I keep a lot of things. I probably should have thrown several things away, but I am a pack rat.” Annie Barnes finds it hard to throw anything away. In March, she and her husband Gene will celebrate their 50th anniversary. Her habit of keeping things will actually come in handy this year. “I did save the wedding dress.” From a box of a keepsakes comes Barnes wedding dress from March 1967, with a few wrinkles of course. Barnes told WREG, she and Gene...
  • “Pizza Business Has Always Been Called a Disaster Business,” OK Pizza RestS. Prepare for Weather

    01/15/2017 5:31:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    “Pizza business has always been called a disaster business,” Oklahoma pizza restaurants prepare for winter weatherResidents across the metro aren't the only ones preparing for the upcoming winter weather. Pizza delivery restaurants are also gearing up for the icy forecast this weekend. As temperatures grow colder, business at local pizza joints heats up. When inclement weather strikes local pizzerias are likely to see double the calls. Friday, a metro Papa Murphy’s had to close its doors for about an hour. A sign posted on the door said the store was temporarily closed until new dough could be made due to...
  • Shotgun Guitar played and SHOT by Rev. Peyton

    01/15/2017 5:29:56 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 4, 2016 | bigdamnbandofficial
    Shotgun guitar played and shot by Rev. Peyton of Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band. The three string Guitgun was conceived by Rev. Peyton and custom made by our pal Bryan Fleming who is an expert custom pickup designer (He hand wound the pickup for it!).
  • Packers hold off Cowboys' comeback, reach title game (34-31)

    01/15/2017 5:27:46 PM PST · by CedarDave · 44 replies
    NFL Sports ^ | January 15, 2017 | NFL Staff
    The Green Bay Packers are back in the NFC title game. Mason Crosby's 56- and 51-yard field goals late in the fourth quarter sent Green Bay past the Dallas Cowboys, 34-31, in Saturday's Divisional Round matchup. Dak Prescott led a 15-point Cowboys comeback, culminating in a 52-yard Dan Bailey field goal with 44 seconds left. But Aaron Rodgers saved his best for last, capping off a 43-yard, 32-second drive with an impossible 36-yard sideline bullet to Jared Cook. The play set up Crosby's winning kick with three seconds left.
  • GOP lawmaker on Trump's Lewis tweets: 'Dude, just stop'

    01/15/2017 4:49:23 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2017 | BROOKE SEIPEL
    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) knocked President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday for his response to backlash over attacking Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). "Dude, just stop," Amash tweeted, linking to a tweet from Trump. Trump suggested Saturday that he and Lewis work together to focus on the nation's inner cities after a number of Democratic and Republican lawmakers slammed him for saying Lewis was "all talk" and "no action."
  • Newsmax's 30 Most Influential Republicans Under 30

    01/15/2017 4:42:10 PM PST · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 12, 2017
    President Ronald Reagan once said, “The future does not belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.” In that spirit, Newsmax has compiled a list of the brightest and bravest in the Grand Old Party under the age of 30. While a majority of these young people come from political backgrounds — including a few who even hold elected office — they all possess a great influence in promoting Republican values that belies their ages. Whether the influence of these 30 is demonstrated by becoming a viral sensation, by taking on the mantles of leadership, or by laying the...
  • Drudgereport Right now is a repeat of three weeks ago!

    01/15/2017 4:37:18 PM PST · by elephantlips · 14 replies
    Drudge may have been hacked.

    01/15/2017 4:34:33 PM PST · by RevelationDavid · 28 replies
    Looks like Drudge is hacked.... page is from Jan 5th... who is doing this....?
  • First Bets Placed On Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Super Fight (Irishman a 10-1 underdog)

    01/15/2017 4:30:48 PM PST · by drewh · 11 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | JANUARY 15, 201710:31AM | Damon Martin
    THE prospect of a Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight has created a mega-buzz about megabucks. UFC boss Dana White was on The Herd on Friday, countering the boxer’s $15 million offer to the UFC superstar with one of $25 million to each combatant in a proposed boxing bout. The superfight lends itself to the perfect storm for Las Vegas linemakers. And it didn’t take long for one to post odds. Dave Mason of weighed in with his opinion on Twitter. In short, McGregor is quite the long shot. Follow Dave Mason @DaveMasonBOL Nice. @danawhite offers @TheNotoriousMMA & @FloydMayweather $25M...
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Closing

    01/15/2017 4:10:14 PM PST · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    After much evaluation and deliberation, my family and I have made the difficult business decision that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® will hold its final performances in May of this year.
  • Trump Attacks Saturday Night Live, Calling It the ‘Worst of NBC’ and ‘Really Bad Television’

    01/15/2017 3:48:38 PM PST · by drewh · 73 replies ^ | | 6:04 pm, January 15th, 2017 | Justin Baragona
    Well, if you were waiting on President-elect Donald Trump to respond to Saturday Night Live’s cold open last night poking fun at his press conference and the recent release of an unverified dossier, wait no longer. Follow Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump .@NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC. Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television! 4:46 PM - 15 Jan 2017 6,054 6,054 Retweets 23,379 23,379 likes Trump has taken numerous shots at both Saturday Night Live and NBC News over the past few months, even though he...
  • Trump Hits 20 Million on Twitter (my headline)

    01/15/2017 3:22:29 PM PST · by BobL · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jan 15, 2017 | Twitter
  • Is Your Car Made in America? Its Growing More Difficult To Tell

    01/15/2017 3:20:00 PM PST · by RC one · 62 replies
    Auto Blog ^ | Dec 7th 2016 at 2:40PM | Craig Howie
    It used to be pretty obvious which cars, trucks and SUVs were built in the U.S. (Detroit's Big Three of Ford, GM and Chrysler, although Chrysler has since merged with Fiat) and which weren't (everything else). Then in the 1980's the Japanese started building cars here, which made for some interesting arguments about what constituted an 'American' car. But in today's global economy, it's even harder to answer the question: Is your car made in America?Many consumers looking to buy an American-built vehicle have a difficult time identifying one that's assembled here with 100-percent American-built components. That's because it's impossible,...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 1/15 7-11pm est

    01/15/2017 2:46:50 PM PST · by Vision · 17 replies
    WAMU ^ | 1/15/16 | Murray Horwitz
    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:
  • Maryland school district employee fired over tweet

    01/15/2017 2:36:01 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 43 replies
    NY Daily ^ | 1/15/17 | BY MEGAN CERULLO
    Maryland school district employee fired over tweet A social media manager for a Maryland school district was fired over a light-hearted tweet she sent to a student about his spelling. When the student asked @FCPSMaryland over Twitter on Jan. 5 for school to be closed “tammarow,” Katie Nash, 33, replied, “but then how would you learn how to spell ‘tomorrow’? :)” The student took Nash’s reply in stride, writing on Twitter that he didn’t take it personally, but Frederick County Public Schools terminated her contract anyway.
  • Scientists say they may have new evidence in D.B. Cooper case

    01/15/2017 2:28:13 PM PST · by PROCON · 47 replies
    USATODAY | Jan. 13, 2017 | Chris Ingalls, KING-TV, Seattle
    Linky only.
  • Bayley to get Wrestlemania 33 Moment Similar To Daniel Bryan

    01/15/2017 2:19:06 PM PST · by drewh · 10 replies
    One India News /Wrestling Observer ^ | Jan 15 2017 ast | Raja
    Going by the rumour mill, Sasha Banks will not win the title there as Charlotte will be keeping her winning streak intact with some shenanigans. : Bayley cemented A spot in the championship picture after winning the number one contender’s match against Nia Jax. With a little help from Sasha Banks, she connected with the Bayley-to-belly to put Jax away and winning the bout. She is set to challenge Charlotte for the Raw Women’s championship at the Royal Rumble PPV. The infamous moment when Raw was occupied by the fans (image courtesy Youtube) Going by the rumour mill, she will...
  • Man Loses ‘Pride & Joy’ On The Job Delivering Pizza

    01/15/2017 2:03:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | January 14, 2017 | Dillon Thomas
    A man in Golden is out a car, and possibly a job, after a pizza delivery gone wrong last Thursday. College student Tyler Warren, 21, said his 1998 white Honda Civic was stolen as he delivered a pizza for Domino’s Pizza in Golden. “It is just kind of a traumatic experience. I never thought it would happen,” Warren said. (credit: CBS) (credit: CBS) Warren was at the door of a home along Ford Street delivering a pizza when he noticed someone was driving away in his car. “I ran after it, and chased down a (passing) car. They helped me,”...
  • Skateboard Pizza Delivery Gets Around Gridlock

    01/15/2017 1:42:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | January 14, 2017 | Sal Pizzaro
    Snow, rain, heat and gloom of night may not deter a postal carrier, but Highway 17 mudslides and Los Gatos traffic proved to be no match for Pizza My Heart delivery dude Daniel Javier Christjansen. Quenneville-Brown and her 11-year-old son, Blaze, were on their way home to the Santa Cruz Mountains and got caught in gridlock in Los Gatos after mudslides Wednesday partially closed Highway 17. After three hours barely moving, she and her son were very hungry – and did I mention that Laura’s nine months pregnant, too? “I never thought in a million years it would take 5½...
  • Fast food employee accused of putting menstrual blood on a customer’s burger

    01/15/2017 1:35:24 PM PST · by Gamecock · 45 replies
    The State ^ | 1/14/2017 | GREG HADLEY
    The Mississippi State Department of Health, the Columbus, Mississippi police department and Jack’s Family Restaurant, Inc. have all been investigating an alleged food contamination incident with particularly disturbing details. According to a Facebook post that quickly went viral, the mother of a former Jack’s employee in Columbus alleged that another fast food worker put menstrual blood on a hamburger and licked the cheese that went on it before serving the meal to a customer last Saturday. Per The Commercial Dispatch, Tabatha Hollins of New Hope said her 16-year-old daughter used to work at one of the restaurant’s 130 or so...
  • Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, Wrestling Legend, Dead at 73

    01/15/2017 1:34:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 15, 2017 | Jason Diamond
    Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, the high-flying Fijian-born professional wrestler who rose to fame alongside icons Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Andre the Giant in Vince McMahon's WWE (then the WWF), is dead at the age of 73. His death comes less than a month after murder charges were dropped in the 1983 death of his then-girlfriend Nancy Argentino. WWE superstar and Snuka's daughter Tamina Snuka announced her father's death on Instagram.
  • WWE Hall OF Fame Legend Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka Dead at Age 73

    01/15/2017 1:33:18 PM PST · by drewh · 3 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/15/2017 12:02 PM PST
    Jimmy Snuka, the WWE Hall of Famer, has died after losing his battle to stomach cancer. Jimmy wrestled from the 1970s onward ... all the way through 2010. Jimmy came into the WWE as a heel, and became famous for his acrobatic wrestling style. He eventually turned and became a good guy. He had a number of shots at the WWE championship -- both as a villain and hero -- but never won. The Fijian wrestler, also known as Superfly Snuka, would often punish his opponents with his signature move -- the Superfly Splash ... which was an epic body...
  • Wounded Warriors Take Aim at Feral Hogs

    01/15/2017 1:24:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jan 14, 2017
    Feral hogs can be a big problem for property owners in north Texas. On Saturday, a unique group of hunters helped keep the wild pig population at bay. Texas Game Wardens organized a feral hog hunt for eight wounded warriors, including Air Force Veteran Chris Walff. The hunt is adventure Walff said he never imagined he would be on. "Exhilarating, that's the one word I’m going to go with. It’s exhilarating to be out," Walff said. Walff is in a wheelchair, paralyzed for medical reasons after returning home from Afghanistan. "So for 2.5 years, I laid in a hospital bed...
  • King Arthur's legend will be revisited for Wales' 2017 Year of Legends

    01/15/2017 1:18:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    According to the ancient tale, King Arthur still sleeps in a cave in the hills across the Shropshire border in Mid Wales.The legend says he is waiting for the call to rescue the nation when it is in danger. The King Arthur story resonates with visitors – and now it will be used to attract more tourists. King Arthur’s legend will be revisited as part of Wales’ 2017 Year of Legends. It is hoped the tale will benefit the region in the same way it attracts crowds to attractions like Tintagel in Cornwall and Glastonbury in Somerset. In Mid Wales,...
  • Newly Discovered Ruby Sea Dragon Seen Alive in Wild for 1st Time

    01/15/2017 12:59:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Beautiful, elusive species first identified in 2015, often misclassified as common sea dragon By Nicole Mortillaro, CBC News Posted: Jan 13, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 13, 2017 2:33 PM ET Australian researchers have observed two specimens of a rare sea dragon that's never before been seen alive. Sea dragons aren't very common, found in the waters off the coast of southern Australia. For some time, only two types were known: the leafy sea dragon and the common sea dragon (sometimes also called the weedy sea dragon). Then, in 2015, PhD student Josefin Stiller discovered that four samples...