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  • Teenager denies killing young cousin found hanged

    09/02/2014 5:05:13 AM PDT · by fella · 1 replies
    WFAA ^ | 11:45 p.m. CDT September 1, 2014 | Jason Whitely
    DALLAS -- Angel Sanches told Dallas police that he is an "accomplice" but did not kill his young cousin after the little girl's body "was found hanging in a closet by a shirt around her neck," according to his arrest warrant obtained by News 8. after agreeing to speak to detectives at Dallas police headquarters. He faces a charge of capital murder for the death of Katharine Gonzalez, his five-year-old cousin. The little girl's body was found Sunday afternoon in a vacant unit at Sontera Palms Apartments on Royal Lane in Lake Highlands. She was staying with her uncle as...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday September 2, 2014

    09/02/2014 4:10:51 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 15 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday September 2, 2014 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". aeolian [ee-OH-lee-uhn] -adj1.of or caused by the wind; wind-blown. 2. pertaining to Aeolus, or to the winds in general.[1595-1605; Aeoli(us) pertaining to Aeolus + -an -an] la propina [proh-PEEN-ah] -n tip Dejamos propinas generosas en los hoteles y restaurantes. We leave generous tips at hotels and restaurants.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - September 2, 2014

    09/02/2014 3:20:32 AM PDT · by sneakers · 7 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning soon, - negotiations continue - our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, but we all stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • The Pee-Chee Folder: Illustrated by the Most Interesting Man in the World

    09/02/2014 2:38:46 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 42 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | September 19, 2012 | Sarah C. Rich
    A Pee-Chee folder art hack—afros, hairy legs, and frying eggs(image: Greg Narvas, Flickr) Growing up in Denver, I called sugary, carbonated beverages “pop.” When I moved to California for college and all the coastal kids called it “soda,” I realized just how much geography defines even the most quotidien bits of our lives (I now call it “soda,” too.). I had that realization all over again recently while reminiscing about Pee-Chee folders, encountering a completely blank stare from a New York-native friend who had never heard of them. And here I’d thought the pulpy paper pockets had been a part...
  • Today's Toons 9/2/14

    09/02/2014 1:19:48 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 3 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 9/2/14 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Amazon's Cloud Is So Pervasive, Even Apple Uses It

    09/02/2014 12:26:51 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    read write ^ | 8-26-2014 | DAVID HAMILTON
    Apple's iCloud storage service and other parts of Apple, along with operations at several large banks, run inside A.W.S. (Amazon Web Services), say people familiar with the service who spoke on the condition they not be named so they could sustain relations with the powerful cloud company. But Apple is usually obsessed with micromanaging every aspect of its technology and services. So some of its users might be surprised to learn that they're storing their backups and other personal data not on Apple servers, but on ones rented from Amazon. It's not totally clear that anyone should care about that, but...
  • Advice on growing a beard

    09/01/2014 10:23:13 PM PDT · by An American in Turkiye · 28 replies
    1Sep 2014 | An American In Turkiye
    So today my 24 years of active duty service comes to an end. My retirement ceremony was the 25th of July. I've been on terminal leave since then. I went to the local barber shop on the 29th of July for a straight razor shave. Been growing a beard since then. So far, so good. I'm past the itchy stage, and my beard is a bit wirey, with, for some reason, the few gray hairs growing much more rapidly than my others. I shampoo and condition it every morning, and lotion it up and comb it down with a brush...
  • Obama is a cancer

    09/01/2014 9:26:49 PM PDT · by WyCoKsRepublican · 19 replies
    WyCoKsRepublican
    And it keeps growing.
  • Why the US and Canadian Arctic is one of the world's most dangerous places to be a woman

    09/01/2014 9:20:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    mail online ^ | Melanie Mcgrath For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Endemic rape, sex trafficking and appalling levels of domestic violence: Why the US and Canadian Arctic is one of the world's most dangerous places to be a woman On a freezing night last February, the body of 13-year-old Mackenzie Howard was found lying in the back porch of the church in the tiny, remote village of Kake, Alaska. She had been battered to death. In one of the world’s most hazardous natural environments, the real dangers for women living in the Arctic come not from polar bears or cracking ice but from the men they live among. Mackenzie...
  • Three Reasons

    09/01/2014 8:42:33 PM PDT · by TBP · 3 replies
    TBP | Now | TBP
    Three reasons why you should not put a golfer in public office: 1. They're always looking for a good lie. 2. They think being subpar is a good thing. 3. Aren't we in the hole enough already?
  • PBS Doubles Down, Hosts Video Chat With Producers of Film “Humanizing” Late-Term Abortions

    09/01/2014 8:38:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Millions of pro-life people may be up in arms about a pro-abortion film PBS will air this evening that “humanizes” late-term abortions, but the taxpayer-funded network doesn’t seem to care. Instead, it’s announced it is hosting a live video chat with the producers of the film, “After Tiller,” that glorifies late-term abortion practitioners. PBS posted a promotional for the chat on Saturday. Some pro-life groups are already encouraging pro-life advocates to be involved so the chat is not a one-sided affair in favor of abortion. RSVP and join the conversation on Google+ » pbsOn Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 1...
  • ‘The Arctic sea ice spiral of death seems to have reversed’

    09/01/2014 8:29:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    The headline is a quote by Dr. Judith Curry from a David Rose article in the Sunday Mail: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago…despite Al Gore’s prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now. The speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. ‘The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,’ he said. ‘It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now.’Those comments came in 2007 as Mr Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his...
  • Claim: Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate, but a ‘pause’ and other studies ...

    09/01/2014 8:05:07 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | September 1, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    The world's most viewed site on global warming and climate change Claim: Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate, but a ‘pause’ and other studies suggest ice melt isn’t the only factor Anthony Watts / 20 hours ago September 1, 2014 From the University of SouthamptonA new study of satellite data from the last 19 years reveals that fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by 2cm more than the global average of 6cm.Researchers at the University of Southampton detected the rapid rise in sea-level by studying satellite scans of a region...
  • Demonstrators protest dolphin captivity at the Mirage

    09/01/2014 7:54:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Aug. 31, 2014 | Katie Visconti
    A group of around 30 protesters lined up outside of the Mirage today to call on the casino to release the dolphins from Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Decked out with colorful signs, activists gathered at around 5 p.m. near the casino’s main entrance off of Las Vegas Boulevard to support the Free the Mojave Dolphins campaign, which argues that keeping the dolphins at the resort amounts to trapping them unnaturally in the middle of the Mojave desert.
  • 10 Reasons Cats are better than Dogs!

    09/01/2014 7:11:39 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 67 replies
    youtube ^ | Cole and Marmalade
    10 Reasons Cats are better than Dogs!
  • Kirsten Gillibrand Gives Self-Help Book to Staffers

    09/01/2014 6:59:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2014 | Mara Siegler
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is a fan of positive-thinking self-help book “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne.
  • What the United Nations Doesn’t Want You to Know

    09/01/2014 6:58:19 PM PDT · by wtd · 16 replies
    TrevorLoudon.com ^ | Sept 1, 2014 | Trevor Loudon's
    Not too long ago I posted a video produced in the mid-nineties concerning a U.S. Army soldier, SPC Michael New, who refused to wear the UN insignia and uniform, or accept orders from a foreign commander under the auspices of the United Nations. New’s reasoning was simple: he pledged an oath to defend the United States and the U.S. Constitution, not the United Nations and its Charter. The Michael New case received very little press coverage at the time. New was threatened with court-martial, but he decided to fight the charges. Unfortunately, Michael New lost the case and eventually received...
  • Pizza chain sued over healthcare for gay couples

    09/01/2014 6:56:27 PM PDT · by massmike · 13 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 09/01/2014 | Daina Beth Solomon
    A former trainee manager at Little Caesars pizza in California sued the company for discrimination on Wednesday, accusing the Detroit-based chain of denying employees health insurance benefits for their legally wed same-sex spouses. The lawsuit was brought in state Superior Court in Orange County, regional headquarters for the nation's third-largest pizza chain, by Frank Bernard, 47, who said he quit his job after Little Caesars refused to extend coverage to his husband of six years. "I didn't want anything special, I just wanted the same benefits package as heterosexual couples," Bernard said at a news conference in Los Angeles. The...
  • Dickinson jokes he’s only a part-time singer

    09/01/2014 6:35:46 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 38 replies
    classicrock.com ^ | 9/1/2014 | Martin Kielty
    Maiden frontman wishes he’d been born in 19th century - as he confirms another outing in WWI fighter plane
  • Education: the media are afraid to tell the truth

    09/01/2014 6:24:21 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 19 replies
    rantRave.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Local newspapers in the US don't cover education in any depth. Maybe they'll tell you superficial and trivial stuff (for example, that a superintendent was hired or fired, that there will be a meeting next month of the school board). But you won't find anything about the nuts and bolts that determine whether you child learns to read, or learns anything at all. At first glance, this non-coverage can seem to be a mystery. Everybody's interested in education, especially parents and grandparents with kids in K-12. Probably one of the most valuable things that you could tell these people is...
  • REPORT: ALOUETTES CONTACT OPENLY GAY DE SAM

    09/01/2014 6:04:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 51 replies
    The Montreal Alouettes appear to be interested in free-agent defensive end Michael Sam. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Montreal Alouettes have contacted Sam but have yet to hear back.
  • Chobani Yogurt Is Taking Over Congressional Fridges

    09/01/2014 5:22:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    9/1 ^ | 9/1 | Marisa Schultz
    SNIP Chobani yogurt, which is based in the upstate town of Norwich, has planted branded refrigerators filled with its Greek yogurt in the DC offices of New York Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Richard Hanna.
  • No Obama at Clooney’s Wedding

    09/01/2014 5:11:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2014 | Richard Johnson
    Sorry Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon and Sandra Bullock, President Obama won’t be joining you in Italy for George Clooney’s wedding to Amal Alamuddin.
  • Mite-O-Rama: Whole Colonies of Tiny Creatures Live on Your Face

    09/01/2014 5:03:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    latinpost.com ^ | Sep 01, 2014 11:55 AM EDT | Erik Derr
    Research teams from North Carolina State University, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and California Academy of Sciences explain there are at least two different varieties of arachnid mites that have likely taken residence in the vicinity of your nose, just as they have on every mammal on the planet, except for members of the platypus family, according to a university news release. Demodex mites are tiny relatives of spiders and ticks and reside in and on the skin of mammals, which often apparently house more than one species of mite; field mice, for instance, are known to have up...
  • A Challenging Math Question:

    These are no doubt democratic voters. This is why we are in trouble, and I'm sure they studied math in a Public School. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10202517290999274
  • Trader Jon's Fernknocker

    09/01/2014 3:28:03 PM PDT · by pabianice · 8 replies
    Vanity | 9/1/14
    To all my fellow naval aviation alums out there -- and to the rest who find naval aviation distinct: I have been trying to recreate the famous Fernknocker cocktail, late of Trader Jon's in Pensacola, and later of Bville. I know it contains bourbon, sweet vermouth, Galliano, two cherries, and perhaps other ingredients as well. Can anyone remember the recipe? Thanks.
  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    09/01/2014 3:14:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 100 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2014 5:55 PM EDT | Candice Choi
    McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry’s workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said in an interview that workers in a couple of dozen cities were trained to peacefully engage in civil disobedience ahead of this week’s planned protests. Fells declined to say what exactly is in store for the protests in around 150 U.S. cities. But workers involved in the movement recently cited sit-ins as an example of strategies they...
  • On the 75th Anniversary of WW2 Realize How Circumstances Today Do Not Augur Well For Our Future

    09/01/2014 3:04:47 PM PDT · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Sept 1 2014
    On the Anniversary of World War 2, September 1, 1939 Seventy Five Years Ago Today, We Must Bear in Mind That Our own Circumstances Do Not Augur Well For The Future. The political circumstances in which we find ourselves today, is as treacherous and dangerous time as any. On so many fronts, perspectives, danger lurks within to exponential capacity for the greatest destruction the world has ever seen. So many various, varied circumstances, of nations brimming with hate, enmity, having acquired or in the process of acquiring weapons of mass destruction, imperialistic design, and more, much more, does not bode...
  • Now that it's getting to be Fall Time maybe it's time to start looking at Fall Time things to do...

    09/01/2014 2:58:17 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 10 replies
    01 Sept 2014 | US Navy Vet
    ...We here in the Omaha/Council Bluffs IA Area have this; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dajYtXPIFQ and http://www.valaspumpkinpatch.com/
  • Saudi King Warns ISIS "Will Reach Europe In One Month, US In Two"

    09/01/2014 2:39:29 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies
    Fox News - Zero Hedge ^ | 9-1-2014 | Tyler Durden
    <p>As if the fearmongery and vitriol of UK, Europe and the US were not enough, the Middle-East's 'allied' leaders are now opining on the threat of ISIS. As FOX News reports, The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that jihadists could target the United States and Europe if leaders across the globe do not react to growing terrorist threats as Islamic State militants make advances across Iraq and Syria. "If neglected, I am certain that after a month they will reach Europe and, after another month, America," blasted King Abdullah, adding Cameron-esquely, "they know no humanity." Of course, this is quote ironic given the Saudi's funding of various terror groups throughout the region.</p>
  • Michael Sam was dropped by the NFL because 'no one wants the distraction', claims ........

    09/01/2014 2:24:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 96 replies
    mail online ^ | Josh Gardner for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Michael Sam was dropped by the NFL because 'no one wants the distraction', claims Buffalo Bills star as gay football player tweets upbeat message Michael Sam is no longer attached to an NFL team and none of them appear to want to pick him up because his sexual orientation causes too much distraction, claims a Buffalo Bills star. Offensive lineman Eric Wood goes on, more specifically, to blame the media for focusing on the personal life of the NFL's first openly gay draft pick. 'Blame that on espn,' Wood tweeted in response to Sam's inability to find an...
  • Andrea Grimes complains over lack of post-abortion herbal tea

    09/01/2014 2:11:53 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Live Action ^ | Casy Fiano
    Shortly before the news broke that a judge had struck down a key part of the new Texas abortion law, RH Reality Check writer Andrea Grimes — the genius behind the “Taco and Beer Abortion Challenge” that was an utter flop — wrote about how horrible sterile abortion clinics are. According to Grimes, they’re just too cold and intimidating. And there’s no recliners or herbal tea! In San Antonio, Whole Woman’s corporate vice president Andrea Ferrigno took me on a tour of their two-facility space: a small, purple-tinted clinic that feels like a cozy gynecologist’s office, and a fluorescent-lit surgical...
  • Does the Left Hate America

    09/01/2014 1:47:47 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 29 replies
    9/1/2014 | MosesKnowsq
    Does the Left Hate America I don’t think the Left hates America. I think the left hates our founder’s vision of America as established in our founding documents. Before going further, let me explain my position regarding America’s government. I favor the Constitution as the Supreme Law of the Land. The Constitution guarantees to every state a Republican form of government. A Republican form of government means governance by the rule of law thereby avoiding a Democracy wherein a majority can ignore laws they no longer favor. In a Republican form of government, the majority makes law but a majority...
  • Wet wipes cause fatberg the size of a 747

    09/01/2014 1:39:32 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 55 replies
    ITV ^ | 1 Sep 2014
    Thames Water workers have been blasting a fatberg the length of a Boeing 747 underneath a road in west London. A ‘fatberg’ – a congealed mass of fat, wet wipes and other litter wrongly put down drains and toilets – formed under a 80 metre stretch of Shepherd’s Bush Road. "A team of sewer experts from the company fought the ‘berg all last week The immense, solid blockage needed to be broken up and removed from the sewer to prevent sewer flooding to nearby homes and business." – Thames Water But Shepherd's Bush is far from being the worst offender...
  • Obama Third Greatest President??

    09/01/2014 1:30:18 PM PDT · by freepertoo · 80 replies
    09/01/14 | Tekva
    I work about a mile from the Smithsonian museums and like every good Washingtonian, I never visit the famous sites. Today, being Labor Day, and having nothing else to do, I decided to go the Smithsonian Museum of American History. In one area they had a poll, taken by the museum visitors (how many thousands would that be?), voting for the greatest president in history. George Washington came in first, Abraham Lincoln second, Barak Obama third. I always thought "my jaw dropped" was just a fanciful expression, but my jaw DID drop. Reagan, by the way was 4th.
  • Phillies with combined no hitter in ninth

    09/01/2014 1:19:40 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 66 replies
    1 out vs. Braves 2 outs
  • 75 years ago today - World War II

    09/01/2014 1:18:01 PM PDT · by nesnah · 9 replies
    On this day, 75 years ago, World War II began. It was started by some European megalomaniac who was trying to regain some of the land areas that his country had previously lost, but he felt those lands should be part of his country permanently again. And, we have James Earl Obama and Neville Kerry in charge of foreign affairs. Food for thought....
  • National Geographic’s Warming Warning – 10 Years Later

    09/01/2014 1:17:33 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | August 31, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Geoff Sherrington writes: National Geographic Magazine had a Global Warming issue in September 2004. New instruments have given new data. By planning now, NatGeo can make a revised issue 10 years later, in September 2014. The 2014 edition should aim to correct what is now known to be wrong or questionable in the 2004 edition. We can help. Here are some quotes that need attention. The first three have some commentary, as is suggested for the remainder.1. “The famed snows of Kilimanjaro have melted more than 80% since 1912.” P.14 This might have been correct at the time of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Airglow Ripples over Tibet

    09/01/2014 12:50:51 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | September 01, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Why would the sky look like a giant target? Airglow. Following a giant thunderstorm over Bangladesh in late April, giant circular ripples of glowing air appeared over Tibet, China, as pictured above. The unusual pattern is created by atmospheric gravity waves, waves of alternating air pressure that can grow with height as the air thins, in this case about 90 kilometers up. Unlike auroras powered by collisions with energetic charged particles and seen at high latitudes, airglow is due to chemiluminescence, the production of light in a chemical reaction. More typically seen near the horizon, airglow keeps the night...
  • Giant Millipedes Intercepted at San Francisco International Airport

    09/01/2014 11:43:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Aug 29, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Customs agents are used to confiscating fake Viagra pills, counterfeit sports jerseys and illegal DVDS. They're not accustomed to snagging giant myriapodous arthropods, however, that wriggle in the dirt and eat decaying plants. But the U.S. Customs and Border agriculture specialists found and intercepted 20 foot-long millipedes at the San Francisco International Airport mail facility, the agency announced on Friday, and in doing so, stopped the slimy creatures from any further travel. The intended recipient in Vista, California, was sent a letter that his or her package of exotic wormlike insects would not be arriving from Berlin, Customs Chief J....
  • San Jose Police Arrest "Los Mocosos," or "Snot-Nosed Kids"

    09/01/2014 11:37:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 | Damian Trujillo
    The streets of San Jose should be a little safer. That's because police officers have taken down a total of 13 members of two violent gangs this summer that they say have been attacking innocent people. Police have arrested a group of juveniles they've dubbed "Los Mocosos," translated from Spanish slang into "snot-nosed kids "or "brats." Police said the youth were all between the ages of 11 and 17. Police said the youth would flirt with women in downtown to try to distract them, while a female member of the crew would walk up to victims, punch them and rob...
  • History's 'Houdini': What the Critics Are Saying

    09/01/2014 11:29:18 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 1, 2014 | Ashley Lee
    History Channel's magical miniseries Houdini begins tonight, starring Adrien Brody as the death-defying escape artist in a TV event that traces the arc of Houdini's life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame. The Lionsgate/A&E Studios four-hour event also stars Kristen Connolly (House of Cards) as Bess, Harry Houdini's stage assistant and wife. Oscar nominee Uli Edel directed the project, adapted by Nicholas Meyer from the 1976 book Houdini: A Mind in Chains — A Psychoanalytic Portrait (written by his father, Bernard C. Meyer).Read what top critics are saying about Houdini:
  • Detroit Couple Says Mail Carrier Won’t Deliver Because They Are Gay

    09/01/2014 11:14:38 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    Detroit Couple Says Mail Carrier Won’t Deliver Because They Are Gay http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/video?clipId=10517840&autoStart=true
  • Some People Don't Get Bitten By Mosquitoes — Why That's True Will Surprise You

    09/01/2014 10:54:33 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 69 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sep. 1, 2014, 9:17 AM | Kevin Loria
    In a TED 2014 talk earlier this year in Vancouver, microbial ecologist Rob Knight explained that the bacteria, or microbes, on skin produce different chemicals, some of which smell more attractive to mosquitoes. [....] But there's an equalizer for those that naturally draw swarms of mosquitoes. The same pests are attracted to beer drinkers.
  • These Stunning Photos Show You How a Baby Fits in the Womb

    09/01/2014 9:25:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    life news ^ | Sarah Zagorski
    Marry Fermont, a photographer in the Netherlands, started taking pictures of babies immediately after their birth to document what they look like in utero. Her pictures testify to the humanity of the unborn child, and show women what their children look like before they arrive. Fermont answered a few questions about why she started taking these pictures in a Baby Center Blog: fitinwomb4Where did you first see such a photo? I was the first birth photographer in the Netherlands to start taking these types of pictures. When I documented my first birth it was the midwife who showed the parents...
  • Economic Forecasts for the Week of September 1st and 8th

    09/01/2014 9:21:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2014 | Peter Morici
    Here are my forecasts for upcoming economic data. Forecast Prior Observation Consensus Week of September 1 September 1 Labor Day September 2 Markit PMI Manufacturing Index - August 57.5 55.8 57.8 ISM (Mfg) - August 57.1 57.1 56.8 ISM Prices 58.0 59.5 58.0 Construction Spending - July 0.8% -1.8 0.9 September 3 Auto Sales* - August 16.60M 16.48 16.60 Car Sales 8.00 8.00 Truck Sales 8.60 8.49 *SAAR, as published by Motor Intelligence ADP Employment Report - August 120K 218 223 Factory Orders - June 11.1% 1.6 10.9 Durable Goods Orders Nondurable Goods Orders September 4 Initial Unemployment Claims 302K...
  • Joan Rivers Emergency Underlines Importance of Hospital Admitting Privileges

    09/01/2014 9:18:48 AM PDT · by celmak · 44 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 09/01/2014 | Jill Stanek
    What connects this to the abortion issue is what NBC News’ chief medical editor, Dr. Nancy Snyderman (pictured below right), said we could learn from this tragedy on the August 29 Today show: SNYDERMAN: The really important thing here is that every time you think you’re going to have a procedure, no matter how minor, you have to constantly remind yourself that although these things are rare, they can happen. And one more thing I should say, make sure your doctor has admitting privileges to the local hospital, because in this case it may well have saved Joan Rivers’ life.”...
  • How We Told Our Kids About Sex

    09/01/2014 9:06:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2014 | Matt Barber
    It was the summer of 2011. We were visiting friends in North Carolina one weekend for a lovely wedding on the beach. Our strong-willed, opinionated and hyper-inquisitive children, a boy and two girls, were, at the time, 10, 7 and 6 respectively. My gorgeous, though Chicago-tough and Sicilian-sassy, wife and I were at lunch with the kids at a little seaside café the following day. A late morning ocean breeze puffed through the eatery’s open bay windows, filling our nostrils with that salty pong of damp sand and faint sea life, forecasting a beautiful day ahead. We were discussing the...
  • Back to School - 2014

    09/01/2014 8:32:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2014 | Rich Galen
    The children of America have gone back to school. And, in nearly every household, there is at least one person who is standing over the kitchen sink in tears, wondering where the years have gone. I understand. Every year at this time, I remember a wonderful essay I heard on NPR the summer before The Lad first went to college. A woman talked about the day she sent her daughter to kindergarten for her first day of school. "My husband told me not to cry," she wrote, "because tomorrow she would still be in kindergarten." "But, he was wrong," the...
  • Did anyone listen to Prime Minster Cameron's Speech to the UK House of Commons?

    09/01/2014 7:58:00 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 52 replies
    01 Sept 2014 | US Navy Vet
    If you did what did you think?