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  • Homeschooling Continues to Grow

    03/31/2015 2:59:48 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 4 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 3-31-15 | Wes Watt
    According to the latest data available, approximately 1.7 million students are homeschooled in the United States, or 3.4 percent of the total schooling population. Interestingly, the number of Hispanic families choosing to homeschool their children grew to 15 percent from 9.8 percent in 2007. Also, when asked the most important reason for choosing to homeschool their children, 91 percent of parents responded concern for the environment at other schools (safety, drugs, peer pressure, etc.). The Silver State is known nationally as a haven for homeschooling families. According to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Report Card on American Education, Nevada...
  • 'Spirit in the Sky' Singer Norman Greenbaum Hurt in Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

    03/31/2015 2:49:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    NBC ^ | March 30, 2015 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    The singer-songwriter best known for writing and performing the 1969 hit song "Spirit in the Sky" remained in a hospital Monday, two days after he was hurt in a car crash north of San Francisco that left a motorcyclist dead, according to the California Highway Patrol. Norman Greenbaum, 72, was brought to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in critical condition after the car he was a passenger in collided with a motorcycle, according to a statement from the California Highway Patrol (CHP
  • Hacked again? Labor Dept. economist who claimed Christians vote for Nazis vanishes from Twitter

    03/31/2015 2:45:00 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 1 replies
    Wow, that is one talented hacker. As Twitchy reported yesterday, someone allegedly hacked into the Twitter account of Bureau of Labor Statistics economist Elizabeth Ashack last Friday, posting that things wouldn’t end well for Christians in red states who vote for Nazis to govern them and urging Ashack’s followers to #BoycottIndiana.
  • College Debt Bubble Crisis: 33% Of All Student Loans Are Delinquent On Repayments

    03/31/2015 1:47:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Market Daily News ^ | 03/31/2015 | Mac Slavo
    With all of that job creation being claimed by the Obama administration and disseminated by mainstream media outlets as signs of a sustained recovery youÂ’d think most college graduates would have no trouble keeping up with their bills. But new data released by the Department of Education tell a different story. According to the report as many as 33% of American college grads with student loan debt are now in delinquent status on their repayments. About one-third of borrowers with federal student loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education are late on their payments, according to new federal data.The...
  • Introducing Amazon Dash Button

    03/31/2015 1:35:29 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 8 replies
    Dash Button is simple to set up. Use the Amazon app on your smartphone to easily connect to your home Wi-Fi network and select the product you want to reorder with Dash Button. Once connected, a single press automatically places your order. Amazon sends an order alert to your phone, so it's easy to cancel if you change your mind. Unless you elect otherwise, Dash Button responds only to your first press until your order is delivered.
  • Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi (book)

    03/31/2015 12:56:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    John Batchelor Show ^ | 31 March 2015 | John Batchelor interviews authors Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz
    Podcast - interview of book authors 39:53
  • ‘Sick’ postcard to students compares supporters of gay marriage to Jimmy Savile (Ireland)

    03/31/2015 12:16:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    BreakingNews.ie ^ | 31/03/2015 - 13:01:20
    The students’ union at Maynooth University has described a postcard it received this morning, which compares those who support gay marriage with people who have been convicted of sexual abuse and pedophilia, as “sick”. The postcard calls for a No vote in the same sex marriage referendum in May. It states that Jimmy Savile, Gary Glitter and Rolf Harris all propagated Homosexual marriage and it calls itself the “No Way is Ireland Gay” campaign. The college voted this afternoon on whether or not to raise a Pride flag on the campus in support of equality. …
  • George Jonas: How terrorism made tragic Germanwings crash possible

    03/31/2015 11:49:58 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | March 29, 2015 | George Jonas
    The authorities are unanimous. They say on Tuesday the co-pilot of a Lufthansa subsidiary called Germanwings deliberately flew his passenger jet into a mountain in the French Alps. There were no survivors. Flight 9525, an Airbus A320, was virtually pulverized and all 150 souls on board perished. I suggest they were the victims of terrorism. //cut A terrorist need not rise from his couch to discombobulate or demoralize whole branches of social service or activity, tying up our ability to travel or freely access information. We can be relied upon to do the terrorist’s work for him by poorly-conceived and...
  • Suicide risk advisory for ADHD drugs comes ‘out of the blue’ and has terrified families, doctor says

    03/31/2015 11:28:56 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    National Post ^ | March 31, 2015 | Tom Blackwell
    Health Canada may have unduly “terrified” families Monday with a surprise warning that an array of widely used ADHD drugs could boost the risk of suicidal thoughts or actions in patients, says a prominent psychiatrist. With more than four million prescriptions for the medications dispensed yearly in Canada, the regulator said new and stronger warnings will soon be included in the products’ labelling to reflect the possible suicide-related risk. It also advised patients and their families to keep an eye out for the side effect, while stressing that the drugs’ benefits continue to outweigh their potential risks. Still, one specialist...
  • A 53-acre estate, a Rolls Royce, $4m from Evander Holyfield and a plea to (Creflo $) [ed tr]

    03/31/2015 11:25:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 31, 2015 | Paul Thompson
    When mega church leader Creflo Dollar wanted a new private jet he asked his parishioners to open their hearts and wallets and help foot the $65m bill. But when it comes to his own finances, the Rev Creflo is considerably less open. Documents obtained by Daily Mail Online show that the pastor and televangelist was threatened with prison for failing to hand over documents that would reveal the source of his income. He was held in contempt of court - carrying the possibility of prison - during a messy divorce between boxer Evander Holyfield and his second wife. The preacher...
  • Hotel employee tells newspaper how hard it is to live on minimum wage, then manager fires her

    03/31/2015 11:23:05 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 32 replies
    National Post ^ | March 31, 2015 | Chico Harlan, Washington Post
    Shanna Tippen was another hourly worker at the bottom of the nation’s economy, looking forward to a 25-cent bump in the Arkansas minimum wage that would make it easier for her to buy diapers for her grandson. When I wrote about her in the Post last month, she said the minimum wage hike would bring her a bit of financial relief, but it wouldn’t lift her above the poverty line. She called me the other day to say she didn’t get to enjoy the 25-cent hike for long. After the story came out, she says she was fired from her...
  • Windows RT is dead

    03/31/2015 11:07:48 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    Venture Beat ^ | 3-31-2015 | Emil Protalinski
    Microsoft debuted a new device today: the Surface 3. The tablet has a lot to offer, including the fact that it’s the thinnest and lightest tablet the company has ever shipped, but the real kicker is that it runs a full version of Windows 8.1. In other words, Windows RT is dead. Windows RT, released in October 2012 along with the Surface RT, is an edition of Windows 8.x designed for mobile devices that use 32-bit ARM architecture. The Surface RT was meant as an example first-party device for other computer makers. Microsoft unveiled the Surface 2 and Surface Pro...
  • Face scans show how fast a person is aging

    03/31/2015 10:26:26 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    My Fox NY ^ | Dennis Thompson
    TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Every face tells a story, and that story apparently includes hints of how quickly a person is aging, a new study contends. Facial features have proven even more reliable than blood tests in spotting those for whom time is taking a heavier toll, a Chinese research team reports in the March 31 issue of the journal Cell Research. A computerized 3-D facial imaging process uncovered a number of "tells" that show if a person is aging more rapidly, including a widening mouth, bulging nose, sagging upper lip, shrinking gums and drooping eye corners,...
  • Pilot who suffered midair breakdown sues JetBlue

    03/31/2015 8:26:08 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    CNBC / USA Today ^ | 3-31-2015
    On March 27, 2012, JetBlue pilot Clayton Osbon had a mid-air breakdown, running through the aisles of a Las Vegas -bound flight and making terrifying comments like "Pray f***ing now for Jesus Christ […] this plane will never make it to Vegas." Three years later, he has filed a $14.9 million lawsuit against JetBlue, alleging that the airline allowed him to fly despite knowing that he was mentally unfit. In the lawsuit, filed on Friday in U.S. District Court in New York, Osbon claims breach of contract and negligence, alleging that JetBlue should've known that he was incapable of piloting...
  • Stats just in from the Weather Institute of ConversativeInPA (Vanity - World is coming to an end)

    03/31/2015 8:09:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 17 replies
    ConservativeInPA (Vanity) | March 31, 2014 | ConservativeInPA
    The official winter weather statistics have just be compiled by the Weather Institute of ConservativeInPA for Harrisburg, PA. This winter, the average daily high was 4.19 degrees F colder than normal. The average daily low was 6.75 degrees F colder than normal. 89.89 percent of winter days had a recorded temperature at or below freezing. There were sunny days, cloudy days, snowy days, icy days and even a few days with rain. The deviation in temperature from normal makes it clear that the argument is settled. The weather deniers simply cannot face the fact that nature intends there to be...
  • Once again the Liberal Media assert their power.

    03/31/2015 7:53:38 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 35 replies
    As I watched "Good Morning America" today, I saw a segment where the media was bringing pressure to bear on the Indiana legislature and governor. George Stephanopolous was questioning governor Pence: George Stephanopolis:Final question, final yes-or-no question, Governor. Do you think it should be legal, in the state of Indiana, to discriminate against gays or lesbians? And this is how they characterize the debate. They portray one side (theirs) as heroic, and the other side (ours) as evil. Governor Pence was not prepared for this ambush. His response was scatter shot and muddled. Among the things he could have said...
  • What Companies used their business clout to railroad Indiana?

    03/31/2015 7:14:05 AM PDT · by 4everontheRight · 21 replies
    03/31/2015 | 4everontheright
    I would like a list so I too can use my financial clout to no longer support these businesses.
  • Coyote spends afternoon hanging out on roof of L.I.C. Bar in Queens

    03/31/2015 6:46:39 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 29 replies
    NYDN ^ | March 30, 2015 | Doyle Murphy
    Maybe it was thirsty. A coyote scampered back and forth across the roof of a Long Island City bar on Monday, as stunned locals gawked at their wild neighbor. “He didn’t pay his bar tab, so he ran out onto the rooftop,” quipped L.I.C. Bar owner Brian Porter.
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday March 31, 2015

    03/31/2015 5:17:50 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 39 replies
    Word For The Day, Tuesday March 31, 2015 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". paramnesia [par-am-nee-zhuh] -n1. Psychiatry. a distortion of memory in which fact and fantasy are confused. 2. the inability to recall the correct meaning of a word.[1885-90; < New Latin; see par-, amnesia]
  • Apple´s Rotten Reaction To Indiana´s Religious Freedom Law

    03/31/2015 4:26:00 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 03/30/2015 | Staff
    Propaganda: The overreaction by politicians and advocacy groups to Indiana´s religious freedom law is distressing enough. Worse is the fact that big companies are now amplifying the disinformation campaign.
  • Powerful 3D-printed rifle fires NATO rounds

    03/31/2015 4:19:09 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/30/15 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A group of gunsmiths just 3D printed a bigger, better caliber rifle. PrintedFirearm.com , a website devoted to 3D printing of guns, announced that one of its members successfully developed a lower receiver for a Colt CM901 rifle. The receiver for the CM901—which is considered to be a much stronger brother of the infamous AR-15 assault rifle—was crafted on a XYZ Da Vinci printer, which normally costs around $500 - considered cheap in the 3D printer world. While they were not the first to 3D print a lower receiver, it seems as if Printed Firearm has taken an evolutionary step.
  • Trump to run typical caucus campaign, ‘but bigger’

    03/31/2015 4:09:16 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 12 replies
    The Gazette ^ | March 27, 2015 | 10:06 pm | James Q. Lynch, The Gazette
    DES MOINES — Iowans will have the opportune it to see a lot of Donald Trump in the coming months, not on TV, but in person. Trump, a global businessman will be back in Iowa April 8 as part of his exploratory committee to decide whether to run for president in 2016. (continued at link, above syntax gaffe notwithstanding) http://thegazette.com/subject/news/trump-to-run-typical-caucus-campaign-but-bigger-20150327
  • Today's Toons 3/31/15

    03/31/2015 3:58:43 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 14 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 3/31/15 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Corona from Svalbard

    03/31/2015 3:48:23 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    NASA ^ | March 31, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: During a total solar eclipse, the Sun's extensive outer atmosphere, or corona, is an inspirational sight. Streamers and shimmering features that engage the eye span a brightness range of over 10,000 to 1, making them notoriously difficult to capture in a single photograph. But this composite of 29 telescopic images covers a wide range of exposure times to reveal the crown of the Sun in all its glory. The aligned and stacked digital frames were recorded in the cold, clear skies above the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Norway during the Sun's total eclipse on March 20 and also show...
  • Pack of Stray Dogs Stand Guard at Animal Lover's Funeral

    03/31/2015 3:47:08 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 16 replies
    GMA via Yahoo News ^ | 3/30/15 | MEGHAN KENEALLY and ELARA MOSQUERA
    A woman who spent her life caring for stray dogs received an unexpected -- and surprising -- tribute from the animals when she died. At the funeral for Margarita Suárez in Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico, there was a pack of stray dogs who came inside the funeral home to stand guard. Suárez's daughter Patricia Urrutia told ABC News that they were shocked, but delighted by the appearance of the canine celebrants.
  • 1984 Lee Iacocca Chrysler commercial

    03/31/2015 3:05:41 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 19 replies
    A blast from the past. I found this while looking around on You Tube. I don't work for Chrysler and I'm not shilling for Chrysler. I post this only because I love Iacocca's attitude. Yes, he's plugging his cars but I really admire his perspective on America. 1984 Lee Iacocca Chrysler commercial
  • Morning with the Quinn & Rose Gang! March 31, 2015. QUINN RETURNS TOMORROW!!

    03/31/2015 2:51:32 AM PDT · by sneakers · 22 replies
    Formerly the "Quinn and Rose Morning Show" thread, our friendly group has continued to meet to start the day since Quinn they went off the air over a year ago. Our patience has paid off; Jim Quinn will return to the airwaves tomorrow, April 1st (No, not a joke!)
  • Cherry blossom wars: Japan, South Korea or China?

    03/31/2015 2:42:29 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 9 replies
    Xinhua ^ | 2015-3-30 | staff reporter
    Did Japan's hallowed cherry trees actually originate from South Korea? "The beloved someiyoshino variety of cherry trees isn't really from Japan, but actually from South Korea's Jeju Island," reported a South Korean newspaper. "Japanese cherry trees are actually Jeju's royal cherry trees. Japanese just took them and cultivated them," said the Daily Sports.
  • All About That Bass - Postmodern Jukebox European Tour Version

    03/30/2015 11:42:02 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 17, 2015 | Scott Bradlee
    To celebrate the last week of our European tour, we got some of the cast together to record this special version of one of our biggest covers - Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass," in the style of PMJ ft. Kate Davis, of course. Not only does it feature vocalists Haley Reinhart, Morgan James, and Ariana Savalas rocking some Andrews Sisters- style harmonies, but it also features a sweet four hand bass solo by Casey Abrams and Adam Kubota. Check us out in London at Indigo O2 on March 22!
  • On Eve of Possible Deal, Israel Shows Off Latest Sub

    03/30/2015 10:59:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3-30-2015 | Abraham Rabinovich
    JERUSALEM—With a possible agreement on Iran’s nuclear program approaching, the Israeli navy today hosted military reporters on a tour of its latest submarine, part of an underwater fleet reportedly armed with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles that will serve as Israel’s major deterrent against a nuclear-armed Islamic Republic. The submarine, the INS Tanin is one of five acquired from Germany in the past two decades. According to foreign reports, cruise missiles aboard the vessels have a range of close to 1,000 miles and can carry nuclear warheads. Capable of extended stays at sea, one or more of submarines would likely always be within range of Iran. Although Israel is reported...
  • The Super Burrito, A Giant, Plush Burrito Body Pillow Stuffed With Fluffy Salsa and Beans

    03/30/2015 10:33:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    LaughingSquid ^ | March 24, 2015 | Rebecca Escamilla
    San Francisco-based artist and designer Lauren Venell created the Super Burrito body pillow, a giant, plush, huggable burrito stuffed to the end with felt salsa and other filling. Venell originally made Super Burrito as a comission for The Bold Italic. More of the artist’s work, including the hilarious Bold Burrito costume, can be seen on her website. For the die-hard enthusiast, now you can have your burrito and spoon it, too. Standing as tall as a beefy second-grader, this burrito makes an excellent body pillow or imaginary friend, who will never judge you for scarfing the half you were going...
  • America's most generous con artist

    03/30/2015 10:16:33 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    bbc ^ | 3-31-2015 | Jason Caffrey
    For decades, Mark Landis donated art to museums and galleries across the US. He was feted as a wealthy collector but the pictures were fakes that he had created himself. He was never prosecuted though - he didn't take payment so hadn't broken any law. "It obviously isn't a crime to give a picture to a museum, and they treated me like royalty. One thing led to another, and I kept doing it for 30 years," says Mark Landis, one the most prolific art forgers in US. Landis's career as an art forger began in the mid-1980s, when he gave...
  • Microsoft's Project Spartan browser is HERE (Windows 10, title truncated)

    03/30/2015 10:07:35 PM PDT · by dayglored · 55 replies
    The Register ^ | March 30, 2015 | Neil McAllister
    Full Title:Microsoft's Project Spartan browser is HERE (unless you build apps or run VMs, that is) Devs might be wise to skip latest Windows 10 build Microsoft has shipped a new build of Windows 10 that offers a first look at its much-hyped Project Spartan web browser, but the software giant has cautioned that developers may want to hold off upgrading. In a Monday blog post, Redmond man Gabe Aul said Project Spartan is the main feature of Windows 10 Build 10049, which is rolling out now to testers on the Fast release ring of the Windows Insider program. But...
  • War over non-union labor on 'Billionaires' Row' heats up

    03/30/2015 9:14:00 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3-30-2015 | KATHERINE CLARKE
    The tower, at 111 W. 57th St., would be one of the tallest buildings ever constructed with non-union labor. It's always smart to follow the money. That's why New York City’s labor unions, long opposed to to a plan to use non-union labor to build one of the city’s tallest towers on W. 57th St., are trying a new tack to dissuade developers from going the non-union route — going straight to the source of their capital. The Laborer’s International Union and the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York are planning an organized discussion on “responsible” real...
  • Attention Walking Dead Fans

    03/30/2015 8:38:23 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 15 replies
    http://Hittfixcom ^ | March 2014 | Donna Dickens
    It all started innocently enough. Way back in Season 2. In the second episode 'Bloodletting' we learn from Daryl that his brother was a drug dealer before the walkers came. Taking out a plastic bag with Merle's stash to bring down T-Dog's fever, viewers can clearly see Blue Sky just laying in the bottom of the bag. Read more at http://www.hitfix.com/comedy/amc-has-secretly-been-warning-us-breaking-bad-is-the-walking-dead-prequel#FGhS7aZg0C5S7v7P.99
  • Students Expelled After Racist Comments on Bucknell University Radio Station

    03/30/2015 8:36:13 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 31 replies
    wnep news scranton ^ | 3-30-15 | Nikki and Clay
    LEWISBURG — Three Bucknell University students were expelled Monday afternoon after making racist and violent remarks on Bucknell’s student-run radio station, WVBU, according to officials. “Administration found out about a radio program that aired the previous Friday in which some students were using reprehensible, inappropriate, inexcusable language,” Bucknell Vice President for Communications Andy Hirsch said. Authorities say they heard about the foul language from someone at a local prison who was listening to the program. The three students were suspended on Thursday. “All the individuals involved are going to be held fully accountable for their actions,” Hirsch said. Students we...
  • Paralysis cluster cases linked to polio-like virus

    03/30/2015 8:27:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Erin Allday
    A team of researchers led by UCSF scientists has found strong evidence that recent, alarming clusters of sudden-onset paralysis cases — most of them in California and Colorado — were caused by the same virus that was also responsible for hundreds of severe respiratory infections in U.S. children last year. Particularly worrisome is that the enterovirus identified in the research is a new strain that appears to have mutated to become more polio-like, raising the prospects of future outbreaks of the disease, scientists said in a paper published Monday. “The changes were always in the direction to make it more...
  • Video shows suspect in massive downtown L.A. arson fire, official says

    03/30/2015 8:14:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    Authorities have surveillance footage showing the suspected arsonist in last December's spectacular downtown L.A. apartment complex fire parking his vehicle on the 110 Freeway and walking into the half-built structure with cans of fuel, a fire official told a community group.. Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief Steve Ruda last week informed members of Echo Park's neighborhood council of new details about the fire, which caused tens of millions of dollars in damage. He said the suspect was still at large. Officials have offered a $170,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the arsonist behind the...
  • 'Tampon tests' could be used to track sewage in rivers

    03/30/2015 7:21:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Glow-in-the-dark tampons could be used to show where sewage is seeping into rivers, scientists have suggested. A study has found that tampons absorb even tiny amounts of “brighteners” found in detergents, toothpaste and shampoo and subsequently glow under UV light. A team at the University of Sheffield has shown that “tampon tests” can be used to track down which houses sewage is coming from at river locations where a problem has been identified. David Lerner, a professor of environmental engineering at the University of Sheffield who led the study, said: “Sewage in rivers is very unpleasant, very widespread and very...
  • Goldman's "Excel Fat Finger"..Lowers Q1 GDP Tracking To Just 0.8%

    03/30/2015 7:18:12 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    Back in 2014, Goldman's Jan Hatzius was proud to announce he anticipated the US economy growing solidly in 2015, at a so-called "above consensus" pace, somewhere in the 3%-3.5% range. Then, a few months ago, the same Goldman strategist unabashedly declared that the US economy would grow by 3% in Q1. Then... it snowed, leading to the worst economic contraction for the US economy since, well, last winter. It snowed then too, but nobody could possibly anticipate it snowing two years in a row.
  • Prayer Request for Baby

    03/30/2015 7:07:30 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 61 replies
    Self | March 30, 2015 | Maudeen
    Urgent prayer request for baby. Just received this message from a friend. I know there are prayer warriors on FR. Please join in prayer for this baby, mother and family. Thanks! "Please pray for my friend, Bessie's premature grand baby Adalyn Rose who was born at 24 weeks and weighed in at 1 lb 6 oz. the mother, Amy, has preeclampsia....the baby is fighting each day for her life. Could you and your prayer warriors please please lift this baby up in your prayers. Thank you SO much."
  • No one wants Wes Welker, the anti-Chris Borland

    03/30/2015 6:46:44 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 18, 2015 | Brian Lewis
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland walked away from the NFL at the age of 24 for fear of head injuries, despite not having a diagnosed concussion for a decade. And then there’s Wes Welker, the anti-Borland, a wideout with a disturbing array of concussions who isn’t ready to quit. “As long as I’ve recovered the right way and everything like that, I’m ready to go,” Welker told ESPN in December. “I really don’t see any problem with it.’’ But apparently the rest of the NFL sees what Welker doesn’t. Pro Football Talk reported the receiver has “generated no buzz”...
  • "Silent Conquest" - The end of freedom of speech in the West.

    03/30/2015 6:39:55 PM PDT · by Chasaway · 37 replies
    Various, including Amazon | 2013 | A D Fishman, A. Fishman
    Chilling, scary movie about the creep of Sharia law and loss of free speech rights throughout the west. Narrated by Fred Grandy. Mark Steyn, Daniel Pipes, Frank Gaffney, Lars Hedegaard, Geert Wilder all appear.
  • Czech Oscar-nominated cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek dies

    03/30/2015 6:22:35 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    CTK ^ | March 29, 2015 | CTK
    Czech cinematographer Miroslav Ondricek, who was nominated for Oscar twice and cooperated with Czech-born director Milos Forman, died on Saturday evening at the age of 80, Martha Issova, partner of his son David, told CTK today. Ondricek is famous in the Czech Republic and abroad primarily for his cooperation with Forman in Czechoslovakia and in the United States. Both film-makers are leading personalities of the Czech New Film Wave of the 1960s.
  • 17 Terrifying Bridges You Wouldn't Want To Cross

    03/30/2015 5:58:52 PM PDT · by kingattax · 47 replies
    BrainJet ^ | 3-30-15
    A good number of people have a fear of crossing bridges, no matter how secure they are. If you don't consider yourself one of that crowd, then you might after seeing these terrifying bridges of the world!
  • Racist Group “Black Lives Matter” Honors Death of Career Criminal Who Shot Officer

    03/30/2015 5:58:47 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 15 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 03/29/2015 | by Sara Noble
    Police officer and former U.S. Army Ranger John Moynihan was honored at the White House less than a year ago as one of the nation’s “Top Cops” for helping to save a transit officer wounded in a gunbattle with the Boston Marathon bombers. Today he is in a Boston Hospital fighting for his life. The extent of his injuries is unknown. On Friday night, Officer Moynihan and other officers stopped a car that was possibly involved in a crime. Officer Moynihan, 34, went up to the suspects car, no guns drawn, and without provocation, Angelo West shot the officer right...
  • ANNOUNCING The All-New Windows (&Microsoft) PING LIST! (vanity)

    03/30/2015 5:37:46 PM PDT · by dayglored · 191 replies
    OKAY! All you Windows users and admins and fanboys, Microsoft followers and folks, all you 90% of the computer users in the world...After over 6 years of complaining that FreeRepublic doesn't have a Windows Ping List, I have finally decided that it's up to me to make one!So if you want on the All-New Windows Ping List (or off, but ya gotta get on before you can get off), FReepMail me (dayglored) and I'll put ya on the list.
  • Mercury 'painted black' by passing comets

    03/30/2015 4:18:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Mercury reflects very little light but its surface is low in iron, which rules out the presence of iron nanoparticles, the most likely "darkening agent". First, researchers modelled how much carbon-rich material could have been dropped on Mercury by passing comets. Then they fired projectiles at a sugar-coated basalt rock to confirm the darkening effect of carbon. Their results, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, support the idea that Mercury was "painted black" by cometary dust over billions of years. The effect of being intermittently blasted with tiny, carbon-rich "micrometeorites", the team says, is more than enough to account for...
  • Laurence Fishburne’s mother says she’s facing eviction

    03/30/2015 4:14:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 53 replies
    nypost.com ^ | march 30, 2015 | andrea peyser
    Laurence Fishburne, call your mother. I hate to be the one to break the news. But the woman who gave life to the talented actor, who said she emptied her retirement savings account so her only child would grow into a star, director, producer and playwright, claims she’s down on her luck. Hattie Crawford Fishburne, 80, told me that, unable to pay the rent for several months, she’s received written notice informing her she’ll be evicted from her Los Angeles apartment Tuesday. And she said she can’t reach her wealthy son, with whom she last spoke more than a year...
  • Epitaph for a Senator

    03/30/2015 4:10:10 PM PDT · by Don Corleone · 2 replies
    Sen. Flake Az. | 3/30/15 | Sen. Flake
    Thank you for contacting me about the letter sent by Republican Senators to the leadership in Iran regarding a nuclear agreement. As you know, on March 9, 2015, 47 Republican Senators sent a letter to the leaders of Iran addressing a prospective agreement on Iran's nuclear program. In the letter, the cosigners advised that Congress could revoke any agreement reached with Iran. I did not sign this letter. While I believe that Congress should have a say on any agreement – after all, Congress will need to repeal the sanctions from which Iran seeks relief as part of an agreement...