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  • Exploding excrement topples building in China, 15 injured

    11/24/2014 4:54:17 PM PST · by Enterprise · 15 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | Unknown
    Beijing (AFP) - A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported. The blast was apparently sparked by a local man burning waste close to the cesspool, igniting methane gas which was emanating from the pit, the Xinhua news agency said late on Sunday.
  • Best online links to videostreams of Ferguson

    11/24/2014 4:38:01 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 16 replies
    11/24/14 | self
    Please post your links to online live video, UStreams, police and fire scanners covering Fergusen here. Keep comments on verdict on the main thread. Would like to have a clean thread here just for the audio/visual links if mods allow. Thanks!
  • Child pornographer who offered to pay for his victim’s abortion gets 60 years in prison

    11/24/2014 4:04:56 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Mon Nov 24, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    A Denver-area man who offered to pay for an abortion to cover up his seven-year-long abuse of a preteen has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. Mervin Edy Wolf, who lived in Englewood, began abusing a California girl in 2007 when she was seven years old. He visited the girl up to three times a year, escalating his sexual contact and producing hundreds of pornographic images. “During several of the molestations, Wolf’s other family members were in the room next door, but unaware of what was happening," Jeff Dorschner, a U.S. Justice Department spokesman, said. Last January, she began...
  • Turkish & Italian Archaeologists Dig at Karkemish

    11/24/2014 4:02:47 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | Monday, November 17, 2014 | unattributed
    Nicolo Marchetti of the University of Bologna is project director of the excavation at Karkemish, a 5,000-year-old city located along the Turkey-Syria border. About one-third of the site lies inside Syria and is off-limits. The site is also very close to Jarablous, a Syrian city that is now ISIS-controlled territory. “Still, we have had no problem at all.…We work in a military area. It is very well protected,” Marchetti told the Associated Press. This year his team has recovered sculptures from the palace of King Katuwa that date to 900 B.C., and a 700 B.C. mosaic floor in the palace...
  • Details of the so-called Arthur Stone Discovery at Tintagel

    11/24/2014 3:56:15 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Britannia.com ^ | 1990s | David Nash Ford
    A small piece of slate was discovered during excavations on Tintagel Island inscribed with the name "Artognov". Is this the first real proof of King Arthur's existence? Was he really born at Tintagel as legend insists? On 6th August 1998, English Heritage revealed that during the last week of digging on the Eastern terraces of Tintagel Island, a broken piece of Cornish slate (8" by 14") was discovered bearing the name "Artognov". It was excavated on July 4th, by Kevin Brady, an archaeologist working with a team from Glasgow University. "As the stone came out, when I saw the letters...
  • Officer Darren Wilson gets married to fellow Ferguson cop as grand jury decision looms

    11/24/2014 3:50:34 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 12 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 24, 2014 | Laura Bult
    He said “I do” while protests raged. Amid an uncertain future and an impending grand jury decision, Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson married his girlfriend, fellow Ferguson cop Barbara Spradling, last month. The 28-year-old, awaiting news on whether he will stand trial for fatally shooting unarmed black teen Michael Brown in August, tied the knot Oct. 24 with 37-year-old colleague Spradling, a 10-year veteran of the suburban St. Louis police force. The couple, who share a home in nearby Crestwood, Mo., applied for a license last month in Clayton and were married in Oakland, Mo., by a municipal judge.
  • Stolen Ebola Blood 'Lost for Good' Says Guinea

    11/24/2014 3:37:49 PM PST · by wtd · 3 replies
    NDTV ^ | November 25, 2014 03:33 IST | Agence France-Presse
    Stolen Ebola Blood 'Lost for Good' Says Guinea Conakry, Guinea: Guinea said on Monday a cooler carrying a stolen blood sample infected with the deadly Ebola virus, stolen en route to a test centre, was unlikely ever to be found. A gang of robbers held up a taxi last week near the town of Kissidougou which was transporting the sample from central Kankan prefecture to southern Gueckedou, around 265 kilometres (165 miles) away. "We are confident of not being able to find this cooler. With the media attention around the case, we are confident that the bandits would have...
  • Could rare sword have belonged to Ivan the Terrible?

    11/24/2014 3:37:22 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Siberian Times ^ | 21 November 2014 | Anna Liesowska and Derek Lambie
    Intrigue over how German-made 12th century blade, adorned in Sweden, reached Siberia... An exciting new theory has now emerged that it could have belonged to Tsar Ivan the Terrible, and came from the royal armoury as a gift at the time of the conquest of Siberia. The hypothesis, twinning an infamous Russian ruler and a revered battle hero, could turn it into one of the most interesting archaeological finds in Siberian history, though for now much remains uncertain. What Siberian experts are sure about is that the beautifully engraved weapon was originally made in central Europe, and most likely in...
  • APNewsBreak: VA fires Phoenix hospital director

    11/24/2014 3:16:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 24, 2014 5:29 PM EST | Matthew Daly
    The head of the troubled Phoenix veterans’ hospital was fired Monday as the Veterans Affairs Department continued its crackdown on wrongdoing in the wake of a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care and falsified records covering up the delays. Sharon Helman, director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System, was ousted nearly seven months after she and two high-ranking officials were placed on administrative leave amid an investigation into allegations that 40 veterans died while awaiting treatment at the hospital. Helman had led the giant Phoenix facility, which treats more than 80,000 veterans a year,...
  • Clinic Worker Describes Seeing an Abortion “I Saw Perfectly Formed Fingers and Toes”

    11/24/2014 2:40:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    life news ^ | 11/24/14 | Sarah Terzo
    Former clinic worker Zlata blogs about her time in the abortion industry: I remember assisting, once in particular, in the operating room at the clinic where I had been a medical assistant for six years. I was standing behind the doctor and could see everything as he was performing an abortion on a woman who was 20 – 22 weeks pregnant. (Photo of unborn baby at 20 weeks below right). Late term abortions were usually a two-day process. On the second day the actual abortion was performed. The doctor first removed the laminaria and was then able to reach in...
  • Grand jury reaches decision on Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson, announcement planned

    11/24/2014 2:35:23 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11-25-2014 | Jason Sickles
    A St. Louis County grand jury has finally reached a decision on whether to charge Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr., officials have announced. "The Grand Jury hearing the Michael Brown/Darren Wilson investigation has reached a decision and it will be announced later today," Edward Magee, a spokesman for the prosecuting attorney said in an email. The exact time of the announcement was not immediately clear. Benjamin Crump, the attorney representing Michael Brown's family, told the Associated Press that the St. Louis prosecutor's office told relatives a decision would be revealed after 5 p.m.
  • Investigation continues into fire that killed 32 horses

    11/24/2014 1:22:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 24, 2014 | Dana Ferguson
    An investigation continued Monday into the cause of a fire that killed 32 horses and injured a firefighter at a stable in McHenry County over the weekend.. Rescue Chief Paul DeRaedt, with the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department, said the remains of the 32 horses have been removed from the charred stable and owners will decide this week how they would like to move forward.
  • Police pursuit Los Angeles

    11/24/2014 1:12:23 PM PST · by Signalman · 22 replies
    ktla ^ | 11/24/2014 | self
    Police pursuit
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Soaring over Titan

    11/24/2014 12:45:57 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | November 24, 2014 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What would it look like to fly over Titan? Radar images from NASA's robotic Cassini satellite in orbit around Saturn have been digitally compiled to simulate such a flight. Cassini has swooped past Saturn's cloudiest moon several times since it arrived at the ringed planet in 2004. The virtual flight featured here shows numerous lakes colored black and mountainous terrain colored tan. Surface regions without detailed vertical information appear more flat, while sufficiently mapped regions have their heights digitally stretched. Among the basins visualized is Kraken Mare, Titan's largest lake which spans over 1,000 kilometers long. Titan's lakes are...
  • Global Warming Is Already Locked In, World Bank Says

    11/24/2014 11:35:31 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 74 replies
    NBC News.com ^ | 11/24/2014
    The world is locked into 1.5°C global warming, posing severe risks to lives and livelihoods around the world, according to a new climate report commissioned by the World Bank. The report, which called on a large body of scientific evidence, found that global warming of close to 1.5°C above pre-industrial times – up from 0.8°C today – is already locked into Earth's atmospheric system by past and predicted greenhouse gas emissions. Such an increase could have potentially catastrophic consequences for mankind, causing the global sea level to rise more than 30 centimeters by 2100, droughts to become more severe and...
  • When are we going to get smart?

    11/24/2014 11:34:36 AM PST · by ritpg · 21 replies
    When are we going to realize...
  • School Considered Canceling Nutcracker Trip To Protect Kids from Christmas Tree Exposure

    11/24/2014 11:15:22 AM PST · by dennisw · 44 replies
    reason ^ | Nov. 23, 2014 | Lenore Skenazy
    It's a Christmas miracle! An elementary school in a Boston suburb that was going to cancel its annual trip to see The Nutcracker has decided allowing kids to see a Christmas tree on stage will not destroy the non-Christians in the audience. According to whdh.com: The trip to see the famous ballet has been a tradition at the school for years, but apparently some felt the trip was improper because there is a Christmas tree on the stage. The issue came to a head at a [Butler Elementary School] PTA meeting Tuesday night. A source said some people were told...
  • Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Kernel Version Update to 10.0 [For the OS Geeks among you]

    11/24/2014 11:07:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 11/24/2014
    In addition to several changes in terms of looks and features, Windows 10 will also bring an important improvement under the hood, as Microsoft is working to update the kernel version from 6.4 to 10.0. As we reported to you last week, the kernel update was already spotted in leaked builds of Windows 10, but Microsoft has finally confirmed in some official documents for developers that app makers should start updating as well to make sure that no software compatibilities are found. “Developers preparing for Windows 10 should note that the Windows NT value in the UA string will change...
  • Bill Cosby: 'fixer' claims he paid off women amid multiple allegations of sexual assault

    11/24/2014 10:52:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/24/2014 | By Philip Sherwell, New York and Nick Allen in Los Angeles
    [SNIP] And in the latest allegation, an NBC television veteran who described himself as Cosby’s “fixer” with the network described how young women from a modelling agency were sent to the star’s dressing room. Frank Scotti told the New York Daily News that he helped Cosby funnel thousands of dollars to the women and would stand guard outside the door during The Cosby Show’s run from 1984-92. He claimed that Cosby would house those of whom he was particularly fond in apartments and give them up to $2,000 per month. Most aspired to a career in the entertainment industry and...
  • Birmingham robber shot when armed victim fights back

    11/24/2014 10:48:03 AM PST · by Bodleian_Girl · 11 replies
    The Birmingham News/AL.com ^ | 11/24/14 | Carol Robinson
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - A robbery suspect remains in the hospital today after he was wounded during a holdup in Birmingham Sunday night. (snip)
  • Man Turns his Toyota Car into Micro RV for Stealthy Car Camping

    11/24/2014 10:47:55 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 59 replies
    tinyhousetalk ^ | May 6, 2014 | anonymous
    Have you ever thought of converting your car into a stealthy car camper so you can easily sleep in it while traveling without being noticed? This way you don’t have to spend so much extra money and time getting in and out of hotels while you try to get somewhere. So I wanted to show you what I’ve been working on for the last few days. Of course it’s considerably smaller than your average tiny house so I’m not sure if you’re still with me but even if you’re not… Isn’t it fascinating what can be done to make an...
  • Bill Cosby accuser Louisa Moritz plans class lawsuit over alleged sex assaults: report

    11/24/2014 10:46:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/24/2014 | BY NANCY DILLON , CORKY SIEMASZKO
    he actress, best known for her role as Rose in the Oscar-winning ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ is among a dozen women who’ve leveled tawdry claims about Cosby. She contends the comedian assaulted her before a 1971 appearance on ‘The Tonight Show,’ and is reportedly trying to get at least nine others to join her in a class action against him. It’s a legal longshot, but an actress who has accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault four decades ago is planning to sue him. And Louisa Moritz is trying to get at least nine other women to join her...
  • Anaheim's new ARTIC: icon or eyesore?

    11/24/2014 10:36:15 AM PST · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 24, 2014 | Art Marroquin
    ANAHEIM – By day, county Supervisor Shawn Nelson sees a sand crab when he drives past the new transit hub in his district. By night, he thinks “disco roller rink” when colorful lights illuminate the building. “I don’t think this is what the taxpayers had in mind,” said Nelson, who is also board chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority. Many local architects, however, call the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, set to open Dec. 6., a modern marvel and the future of transportation.
  • Time to Buy a Small Pad-Type Computer. Need Freeper Input.

    11/24/2014 10:12:22 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 101 replies
    11/24/14 | chickensoup
    I want to buy one of those pad type of computers so I can use the Internet, check my email and perhaps read books on the road. I do not have a smart phone, and do not want one. I will only hook up to wifi and not have a "data package" for the machine. there seem to be several opeating systems. Apple, Google and Microsoft. Apple eeeh. Google? I am not keen about feeding the Beast. I happen to like Microsoft products. Yes I know I am the ONLY Freeper who does, but what the heck? I cannot really...
  • There's a Gene for That...Or Is There?

    11/24/2014 9:56:41 AM PST · by Heartlander · 1 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | November 24, 2014 | Denyse O'Leary
    There's a Gene for That...Or Is There? Denyse O'Leary November 24, 2014 3:30 AM | Permalink A CNN headline reports, "Blame genetics for bad driving, study finds." "Genes for," however, are dangerous words in genetics. Recently, we looked at evolutionary psychology, the attempt to explain current human behavior as being governed by natural selection acting on how hominoid/hominin/human groups lived hundreds of thousands of years ago, so that the behavior is now encoded in the genes and brains of survivors. For example, we were told recently that men may have better navigation skills than women because these skills assist them...
  • Something a little different...

    11/24/2014 9:43:40 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 39 replies
    24 Nov 2014 | US Navy Vet
    If you could go ANYWHERE in the world(Funding no object) where would be the Top 10 places you would LOVE to visit?
  • Hear Bill Cosby joke about drugging women in 1969

    11/24/2014 9:05:44 AM PST · by conservative98 · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | Derrick Bryson Taylor
    <p>Years before he was accused of sexual assault, Bill Cosby joked about drugging women as part of his stand-up act.</p> <p>On his 1969 stand-up comedy album “It’s True! It’s True!,” Cosby made a crack about drugging women with “Spanish Fly,” once believed to be an aphrodisiac.</p>
  • Italy's first female astronaut heads to ISS in Russian craft

    11/24/2014 8:45:32 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    Samantha Cristoforetti was joined by Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and American astronaut Terry Virts as the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft launched from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2101 GMT, the Russian space agency Roscosmos said in a statement. "Soyuz safely in orbit, next stop ISS," NASA wrote in a tweet, while live images of the launch showed Virts giving the thumbs up and smiling. Cristoforetti, Virts and Shkaplerov were to dock around six hours after taking off at the space station where they are to live until May 2015. Their voyage also mean substantial food supplies, with nearly half a...
  • Like I said, Cosa Nostra Government is now in effect.

    11/24/2014 8:21:58 AM PST · by Riflema · 4 replies
    DHS Secretary J Johnson ^ | 11/20/2014 | Self
    As I mentioned in a thread Friday, those of you anxiously awaiting the Executive Order may be disappointed. See the attached PDF. I predicted that what the *resident was doing was just giving a nod to his minions to interpret the law in the most generous way possible. And here you have it, the new directions from Jeh Johnson pretty well cease enforcement of deportations for anyone here already. It's all written to carefully follow the current law, but everything is now conditional on "available resources", which as you can probably predict will be otherwise engaged.Next up: some kind of...
  • Time Magazine’s Top 25 New Inventions Of 2014 Include Apple Watch, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 And More

    11/24/2014 8:21:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/24/2014 | Pavithra Rathinavel
    The yet-to-be-released Apple Watch has been making news for quite some time now. Very recently, the smartwatch has made it to the coveted Time magazine's top 25 new inventions of 2014. Based on the Time magazine list, the Apple Watch completely channels the idea of running a computer on the wrist. This is achieved by utilising a novel interface with a combination of touchscreen and physical buttons. Moreover, the Apple Watch is considered to be a fashion accessory, in addition to representing the latest technology in wearable gadgets arena, according to Time Magazine via Phone Arena. The magazine has also...
  • Israeli Firm Says It Can Recharge Your Phone In 30 Seconds

    11/24/2014 7:37:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/24/2014 | ORI LEWIS AND RINAT HARASH, REUTERS
    TEL AVIV (Reuters) - An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries. Using nano-technology to synthesize artificial molecules, Tel Aviv-based StoreDot says it has developed a battery that can store a much higher charge more quickly, in effect acting like a super-dense sponge to soak up power and retain it. While the prototype is currently far too bulky for a mobile phone, the company believes it will be ready by 2016 to...
  • Goldman's Entire Outlook For The Markets And Economy for 2015 In One Slide

    11/24/2014 7:35:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/24/2014 | Sam Ro
  • Ferguson Jury Decision Expected on Black Friday

    11/24/2014 6:40:57 AM PST · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 30 replies
    self | 2014-11-24 | UBSOTOS
    Goods will be flying off the shelves.
  • America’s Scorpion Jet Fighter Could Fly in Asia and Africa (WSJ Photo)

    11/24/2014 6:32:53 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal via Medium War is Boring ^ | November 22, 2014 | Thomas Newdick
    When Textron AirLand first announced the Scorpion—a lightweight surveillance and strike aircraft—last year, it raised a few eyebrows. Now the American company is talking about the first two potential customers for the diminutive jet. Namely, Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates. Neither country has bought the Scorpion … yet. But the company is pitching the aircraft as a solution for featherweight and middle-size countries looking for an advanced combat plane that doesn’t break the bank. This is especially the case for countries that need eyes in the sky—and the ability to go after insurgents.
  • The T-34 Was a War-Winning Tank

    11/24/2014 6:30:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 21, 2014 | Paul Richard Huard
    On June 22, 1941, Nazi German launched Operation Barbarossa, a massive attack on the Soviet Union that was the largest invasion in history. More than three million German soldiers, 150 divisions and 3,000 tanks comprised three mammoth army groups that created a front more than 1,800 miles long. The Germans expected to face an inferior enemy—the Slavs whom Adolph Hitler called untermenschen. Giddy from victories in Poland and France, Hitler and many in his military high command believed it was the destiny of Germany to invade Russia. “The end of the Jewish domination in Russia will also be the end...
  • Rand Paul Calls for a Formal Declaration of War Against ISIS

    11/24/2014 6:16:29 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11-23-2014 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    Senator Rand Paul is calling for a declaration of war against the Islamic State, a move that promises to shake up the debate over the military campaign in Iraq and Syria as President Obama prepares to ask Congress to grant him formal authority to use force. Mr. Paul, a likely presidential candidate who has emerged as one of the Republican Party’s most cautious voices on military intervention, offered a very circumscribed definition of war in his proposal, which he outlined in an interview on Saturday. He would, for instance, limit the duration of military action to one year and significantly...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, November 24, 2014-- propinquity

    11/24/2014 5:12:22 AM PST · by xsmommy · 82 replies
    11/24/14 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 11/24/14 ; 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". propinquity; noun 1. nearness in place; proximity. 2. nearness of relation; kinship. 3. affinity of nature; similarity.4. nearness in time Etymology: 1350-1400; Middle English propinquite < Latin propinquitās nearness, equivalent to propinqu (us) near ( prop (e) near (see pro-1) + -inquus adj. suffix) + -itās -ity Examples from the web for pro-pin-qui-ty: Residents tolerate--even welcome--human propinquity. We have no idea what makes them friends other than...
  • Today's Toons 11/24/14

    11/24/2014 4:17:51 AM PST · by pookie18 · 10 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 11/24/14 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Sports Fandom Hits A New Low

    11/24/2014 4:08:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11-22-2014 | JOHN STEIGERWALD
    Sports fans can be idiots. This is nothing new but they continue to go where no fan has gone before. Take Tony Williams, for example. He intercepted a pass on Sunday at the Superdome (or whatever it’s called now) in New Orleans during the Saints game with the Cincinnati Bengals. Tony doesn’t play for the Saints or the Bengals. He’s a 70-year old Saints fan who intercepted a pass intended for a Bengals fan who was sitting next to him in the end zone seats. She (that’s right, SHE) was wearing a Bengals jersey. Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham scored...
  • George Washington: Thanksgiving Proclamation

    11/24/2014 4:04:35 AM PST · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/GW/gw004.html ^ | Oct 3, 1789 | George Washington
    By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of...
  • Morning With the Q&R Gang! November 24, 2014

    11/24/2014 3:00:40 AM PST · by sneakers · 22 replies
    Formerly the "Fans of Quinn and Rose Discussion" thread, our group been meeting here since 2008. We still hold out hope that our favorite talk show hosts will come back on the air but, whether they do or not, our friendly group will still meet to start the day. So if you are preparing to go to work, are getting home from work - or happily retired - stop in and say mornin' and share the latest news, discuss the weather, share a recipe, or whatever!
  • [Updated] A Complete List of the Women Who Have Accused Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault

    11/24/2014 2:30:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    Slate ^ | November 21, 2014 [updated Nov 23, 2014] | Filipa Ioannou and Ben Mathis-Lilley
    The following women have alleged as a matter of public record that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted or raped them. They are listed in the order their allegations became public. [17entries]
  • How Eisenhower solved illegal border crossings from Mexico

    11/23/2014 10:55:38 PM PST · by Ray76 · 42 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | Jul 6, 2006 | John Dillin
    (Jul 6, 2006) George W. Bush isn't the first Republican president to face a full-blown immigration crisis on the US-Mexican border. Fifty-three years ago, when newly elected Dwight Eisenhower moved into the White House, America's southern frontier was as porous as a spaghetti sieve. As many as 3 million illegal migrants had walked and waded northward over a period of several years for jobs in California, Arizona, Texas, and points beyond. President Eisenhower cut off this illegal traffic. He did it quickly and decisively with only 1,075 United States Border Patrol agents – less than one-tenth of today's force. America...
  • What ever happened to the good old Sunday Evening ZOTS?

    11/23/2014 8:13:08 PM PST · by PROCON · 141 replies
    don't zot me bro | Nov. 23, 2014 | Vanity
    As a relative n00b, I remember when I first signed up on FR and being careful not to post anything at first for fear of ***SOB*** FReeper ridicule, that most every Sunday evening, some DUer or other troll would post some stupid, provocative thread just to piss FReepers off.The retaliation by FReepers was immediate and relentless. The troll was soundly over-powered by logic and facts that completely destroyed their point.The Viking kitties emerged and the trolls were soundly zotted into oblivion.Anyhoo, I haven't seen a good, Sunday evening ZOT in awhile. Do you have any favorite ZOTS that you remember?
  • BREAKING: 168,000 (176,698)…and counting: Pro-Duggar effort surpasses anti-Duggar petition....

    11/23/2014 7:11:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | November 23, 2014 | Steve Jalsevac
    FULL TITLE: BREAKING: 168,000 …and counting: Pro-Duggar effort surpasses anti-Duggar petition demanding TLC cancel show Sunday, November 23, 2014 (LifeSite) - Last week, a growing petition on Change.org demanding that TLC yank the Duggar's popular reality TV show "19 Kids and Counting" leapt into the national spotlight after huge mainstream media outlets like The Huffington Post, E!, and the Washington Post reported on the petition effort. Meanwhile, a counter-petition supporting the Duggars started by LifeSiteNews just three days ago has received almost no media attention, relying instead on the power of grassroots support for the Duggars. (Read the petition here.)...
  • Planet Fitness breaks its own rule by asking a pro-life man to leave

    11/23/2014 6:50:41 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    live action ^ | Nov 22, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    Earlier this week, a Florida man reported that an employee at Planet Fitness gym asked him to leave the premises after a fellow gym-goer complained about the pro-life t-shirt he was wearing. Mike Amoroso’s shirt read, “Abortion Kills a Person,” and the employee told him that if he did not change into something else, Mike would have to leave the premises. He went home. But, undeterred, Mike returned the next day wearing a shirt that he thought would be more palatable than the first. It simply read, “Pray to End Abortion.” Watch 70-year-old Mike Amoroso’s story below: Ironically, Planet Fitness...
  • Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Economic Productivity

    11/23/2014 6:40:29 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    "Imprimis" (Hillsdale College) ^ | NOV2014 | Casey Mulligan
    CASEY MULLIGAN, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1993. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard University and Clemson University, and is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research, the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, and the Population Research Center. He has written for the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal, and is the author of three books, including Side Effects: The Economic Consequences of the Health Reform....
  • 12-Year-Old With Air Gun Dies In Cleveland Police Shooting

    11/23/2014 6:39:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    WIBW-TV / CNN ^ | November 23, 2014 | Michael Pearson, Ronni Berke and Brad Pechanec
    A Cleveland police officer responding to a call about a person with a gun fatally wounded a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be an air gun that looked very much like a real firearm, police said early Sunday. The shooting Saturday afternoon came as the nation nervously awaited a grand jury decision on whether to charge the police officer who killed African-American teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. The attorney for the family of the Cleveland youngster, who also was black, downplayed any possible racial connotations to the shooting. "This is not a black and white...
  • Odell Beckham, Jr. Makes Circus Catch Of The Year For A Touchdown

    11/23/2014 6:25:20 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 97 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 11/23/2014
    We've highlighted Giants receiver Odell Beckham's skills before, but this is unreal. Check out the athleticism he employs to snag this ball with one hand and still make it into the end zone. Even Al Michaels couldn't believe what he'd seen, and he's seen everything.
  • Gun Talk® Radio, Sunday, November 23rd, 2014.

    11/23/2014 5:04:24 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 37 replies
    The Gun Talk® Network ^ | Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.