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  • Today's Toons 3/27/17

    03/27/2017 3:44:52 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 6 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 3/27/17 | pookie18
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  • Georgia couple battles state for the right to give their child, ZalyKha Graceful Lorraina, the...

    03/26/2017 11:59:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 27, 2017 | Forrest Hanson For
    FULL TITLE: Georgia couple battles state for the right to give their child, ZalyKha Graceful Lorraina, the surname Allah A Georgia couple is bringing the state to court for refusing to legally grant their daughter the last name 'Allah'. Couple Elizabeth Handy and Bilal Walk have been trying to name their 22-month-old daughter ZalyKha Graceful Lorraina Allah, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The Georgia Department of Public Health has refused to give the toddler the last name of Allah because state law dictates that a child's last name must be that of the mother, the father or a combination of the...
  • Melania Trump: How does the first lady compare to her predecessors 65 days in?

    03/26/2017 11:45:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Mic ^ | March 26, 2017 | Alison Durkee
    While their husbands may be the ones in the Oval Office, first ladies have plenty of power of their own. In addition to playing hostess at one of the most famous residences in the world, America's first ladies have traditionally used their positions to shape policy, champion causes and help spark real change. Two months into her husband's presidency, though, first lady Melania Trump is signaling her role will be much more subdued. Though the first lady is viewed favorably by 52% of Americans — far higher than her husband's latest approval rating — Mrs. Trump has taken a hands-off...
  • Tennessee law could protect suspected kidnapper of Elizabeth Thomas

    03/26/2017 11:42:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    whnt ^ | march 27, 2017 | Chelsea Brentzel
    COLUMBIA, Tenn. - A Tennessee District Attorney told WHNT the man believed to have kidnapped 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas could walk away with only a misdemeanor. Investigators have repeatedly said it doesn't matter if the teen willingly left with 50-year-old Tad Cummins. However, Tennessee law doesn't necessarily reflect that statement. In fact, whether or not she went willingly will play a huge role in determining whether or not the District Attorney can prove kidnapping.
  • Vanity: A Repeal Obamacare Catalyst

    03/26/2017 11:22:15 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 14 replies
    None | Unpublished | Self
    I am not well-versed about all the latitude granted to "The Secretary" in the 'Affordable Healthcare Act'. However, I think that he has authority to grant (and so I presume) un-grant waivers to the Act. With that in mind, I would like to see Director Price decree that, effective May 1, 2017, all members and employees of, and consultants to the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government shall obtain heallthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act. He may declare a one-time enrollment period of thirty (30) days for these citizens to acquire compliant coverage. Furthermore, he should specify that no...
  • 18 injured in Hong Kong mall after escalator reverses direction at high speed

    03/26/2017 11:01:48 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Global News(Reuters) ^ | March 26, 2017
    18 injured in Hong Kong mall after escalator reverses direction at high speed At least 18 people were injured Saturday afternoon when an escalator at a shopping mall of Hong Kong‘s Langham Place suddenly reversed direction and increased speed. Video footage shot by witnesses showed that an upwards escalator suddenly reversed and went downward at an obviously higher speed, leading to dozens of passengers losing their balance and tumbling down to the ground. Local media outlet Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) quoted an injured passenger as saying that the escalator was going “twice as fast.”
  • Oklahoma councilwoman: Rename street honoring ex-KKK member

    03/26/2017 9:31:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 26, 2017 1:07 PM EDT
    A city councilwoman is asking homeowners in an Oklahoma college town to rename a street honoring a prominent former university professor and Ku Klux Klan member. Norman Councilwoman Breea Clark has posted an online petition asking residents to help change the name of DeBarr Avenue. If at least three-fourths of Norman homeowners agree, the city — home to the University of Oklahoma — would be among several cities nationwide renaming monuments and streets named after prominent KKK members. […] The block-long street honors Edwin DeBarr, one of the university’s first professors and founder of its chemistry department. DeBarr became a...
  • President Trump practices moving his 4D chess pieces in public.

    03/26/2017 8:29:46 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    reddit ^ | FLJaySch
    It's been right under our noses the whole time!
  • A Stand

    03/26/2017 8:14:16 PM PDT · by honurider · 17 replies
    Hello, I like to write and I have recently began to do these short-short story contests (usually the ones at 500 words and at 1,000 words) The following one is too long for one and too short for other, but it feels correct where it is and is based on a young man in Hawaii I knew, I could not change it. Anyway, any comments will be appreciated. Stand The young veteran was in uniform today. It was a marine uniform, with sergeant’s chevrons on the sleeve. With the shiny black shoes and the dazzlingly white gloves; most people would...
  • Privileged Party Girl Malia Obama FREAKS OUT & Accosts White House Correspondent Lucian Wintrich

    03/26/2017 7:59:08 PM PDT · by drewh · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar 26th, 2017 12:45 am | Carter
    Martina Markota was with Lucian Wintrich and was the first to make note of Malia Obama being there: Follow Martina Markota @MartinaMarkota Obamas daughter is next to me In a club in NYC right now 12:20 AM - 26 Mar 2017 185 185 Retweets 293 293 likes The minor had been rubbing shoulders with other guests all night until she spotted the Gateway PunditÂ’s own White House correspondent Lucian Wintrich. She was quick to confront him: Follow Lucian B. Wintrich @lucianwintrich Again, Malia Obama is at the party my friend is hosting in SoHo; she just literally started yelling at...
  • Did Richard Nixon really grab Ron Ziegler by the collar and shove him back in 1974?

    03/26/2017 7:07:17 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 40 replies
    Trivia question for Watergate buffs out there. Did this really happen? Did President Nixon really shove Ron Ziegler? I tried verifying this online but there is no video of it. There are a couple of websites that claim to have the video but I have to pay a licensing fee of some sort to download it.
  • What L.A. People Really Think of L.A. as a Sanctuary City

    03/26/2017 6:53:54 PM PDT · by know.your.why · 15 replies ^ | Mar 19, 2017 | Sheilaaliens
    Trump supporters take over Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Meeting on immigration, illegal aliens, and Sanctuary City status.
  • Donald Trump and his budding faith in Jesus Christ. Pray for his spiritual growth / discernment.

    03/26/2017 6:49:10 PM PDT · by johnk · 26 replies
    3/26/17 | self
    James Dobson Says Paula White Led Donald Trump to Jesus Christ Paula White on Donald Trump’s Christian Faith (Exclusive Interview)
  • Evolution and Revolution, by G. D. H. Cole

    03/26/2017 6:06:24 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    In 1921, George Douglas Howard Cole(Who would become a member of the Fabian Society) wrote the following in a book about Guild Socialism: (page 156) We have now completed our outline sketch of the structure and methods of working of a Guild Socialist Commonwealth, and have thus come to the threshold of the practical problem of transition to it from the capitalist Society of to-day. And here the first question that confronts us, as it confronts all Socialists under the conditions of the present time, is the question of "evolution and revolution." Do we hope and intend to bring about...
  • Have Republicans enriched themselves with Obamacare?

    03/26/2017 5:51:47 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 4 replies
    Is the reason the Republicans won't do a full repeal of Obamacare, because in the 7 years since it passed they have made money off of it? Jeb Bush was making money off of it. Mitt Romney advisor Norm Coleman said in 2012 "You will not repeal the act in its entirety, but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president," Coleman told BioCentury This Week television in an interview that aired on Sunday. "You can't whole-cloth throw it out. But you can substantially change what's been done." The Republicans never thought that Trump was...
  • Why Steve Bannon Might Be the Winner of the GOP’s Health-Care Civil War

    03/26/2017 4:33:28 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    NYMag ^ | 24 Mar, 2017 | Gabriel Sherman
    With hours to go before the House is set to (finally) vote on Paul Ryan’s health-care bill, the Trump administration is putting a full-court press on recalcitrant Republicans to rally votes. Last night, the White House sent senior officials including Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon to Capitol Hill to deliver an ultimatum to wavering House members: Pass the bill or Trump is moving on to other priorities. The message was intended to put blame for a failed vote on Congress. The failure to repeal and replace Obamacare would be a stinging...
  • Pagan Militia In Congo Ambushes Over Forty Police Officers, And Decapitates All Of Them

    03/26/2017 3:51:19 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 28 replies ^ | 03/25/2017 | Theodore Shoebat
    A pagan militia in the Congo, which calls itself the “Kamwina Nsapu militia,” ambushed over forty police officers and decapitated all of them. The militia made the attack between the cities of Tshikapa and Kananga in Central Kasai province on Friday. Six police officers were spared simply because they spoke the local Tshiluba language. The United Nations has also discovered over a dozen mass graves in three provinces of the Kasai region. Anger in the Congo has been violently increasing since President Joseph Kabila has been ruling passed his term. Promises of new elections by the end of the year,...
  • Day care worker accused of slamming 4-year-old to ground

    03/26/2017 3:13:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    abc7chicago ^ | march 26, 2017 | STAFF
    SPRING, Texas -- A day care worker has been charged after allegedly slamming a young girl to the ground at a Texas day care. On Wednesday, a parent notified the Montgomery County Precinct 3 Constable's office that her child had been injured at the Children's Lighthouse Daycare on the 2800 block of Waterbend Cove. Investigators said they have uncovered video footage showing Gregory Diglin grabbing a 4-year-old girl by the arm and slamming her to the ground. According to the video, the child's face hit the floor and she immediately began to scream in pain. He then took the child...
  • Lo & Behold: A Replica Of The Successful 2015 Obamacare Repeal Is Languishing In Committee

    03/26/2017 3:01:40 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 38 replies
    RedState ^ | March 26, 2017 | Andrea Ruth
    In 2015, Congress passed Obamacare repeal. Now, a replica bill has sat unaddressed in committee since March 8th and there’s a path to getting it to a floor vote quickly. The Trump spin mill has been in overdrive since House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the abysmal first attempt of the new administration and Congress at the promised “repeal and replacement” of Obamacare. The Trump administration and the media sold the American Health Care Act as the last best hope for repealing Obamacare, which is a complete joke. The idea that Republicans in the House and Senate, who have largely run...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 3/26 7-11pm est

    03/26/2017 2:06:00 PM PDT · by Vision · 27 replies
    WAMU ^ | 3/26/17 | Murray Horwitz
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen Live Info *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow. Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread:
  • The Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 7 Episode 15

    03/26/2017 1:21:08 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 33 replies
    N/A | March 26, 2017 | N/A
  • What L.A. People Really Think of L.A. as a Sanctuary City. Trigger Warning

    03/26/2017 1:09:13 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 40 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Mar-26-2017 | Anon51
    The forgotten American Citizens of Los Angeles take over Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Meeting on immigration, illegal aliens, and Sanctuary City status ~
  • Lawmaker burns traffic camera ticket, urges Tennesseans to ignore them

    03/26/2017 12:40:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    The Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — State Rep. Andy Holt is urging Tennesseans to ignore traffic camera tickets and emphasizing his point by burning a citation in a video that apparently has received more than 325,000 Facebook views. "What do you do if you get one? Throw it in the trash. Personally, I prefer to burn mine," says Holt, R-Dresden, in a lengthy news release issued in conjunction with posting the video on his Facebook page Wednesday, which shows him using a cigarette lighter to set the ticket aflame. Holt, a longtime critic of traffic camera tickets who repeatedly has called for banning them...
  • Freedom Watch Notifies Congress of “Deep State” Intelligence Whistle-Blower – full pdf…

    03/26/2017 12:38:00 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 36 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 22 March, 2017 | Sundance
    Freedom Watch notifies congress of a “Deep State” intelligence community whistle blower, Dennis Montgomery, with hundreds of millions of documents showing CIA and FBI and Intelligence Committees were spying on, and conducting surveillance on, American citizens for political purposes. Mr. Montgomery is trying to use a legal “whistle-blower” process and not follow the same approach as Edward Snowden.
  • China Is Building a 100,000 Strong Marine Corps

    03/26/2017 12:16:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Diplomat ^ | March 24, 2017 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is set to increase the size of its Marine Corps from about 20,000 to 100,000, the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on March 13. According to unnamed PLA insiders and experts interviewed by SCMP, elements of the expanded Marine Corps would be stationed abroad, including Djibouti in the Horn of Africa and Gwadar in southwest Pakistan.
  • Will Hollywood Writers Go on Strike? The Tricky Economics of "Peak TV"

    03/26/2017 11:58:33 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 21, 2017 | Jonathan Handel
    As the number of scripted series and TV writers surge, shorter orders stall the volume of produced episodes and staff writer earnings, while screenwriters' wages drop 21 percent. With scripted television booming — 455 series this season, more than double the number six years ago — it ought to be a great time to be a TV writer. And the ongoing Writers Guild negotiations should be a cakewalk, right? So you'd think, but it's actually not Easy Street at all, because, as previously unpublished data reveals, growth in the labor supply has outstripped growth in demand, while shorter series orders...
  • Is anyone else seeing more Free Republic server errors today?

    03/26/2017 11:23:42 AM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 91 replies
    Vanity | 3/26/17 | Freedomposter vanity
    We've all seen pages being slow to load / partial page loads for the last couple months. This goes beyond that. Two things I'm seeing: 1) Blank pages being "served". You hit a link, and get a blank page. 2) Connection errors - This is happening when posting a comment. When posting, I get a "server connection reset" error. Is it time to swap out the hamsters running the FR servers for some fresh ones?
  • HTTP 500 Errors on FR?

    03/26/2017 11:21:47 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 35 replies
    FR ^ | March 26, 2017 | Me
    Is anyone else constantly getting the following errors when trying to load a forum, display a thread, or post a new thread on FR? I'm not getting a single one on any other website. This page can’t be displayed • Make sure the web address is correct. • Look for the page with your search engine. • Refresh the page in a few minutes. The website cannot display the page HTTP 500 Most likely causes: • The website is under maintenance. • The website has a programming error. What you can try: Refresh the page. Go back to the...
  • Who is "USAPoliticsNow" ?

    03/26/2017 9:59:56 AM PDT · by ptsal · 18 replies
    usapoliticsnow ^ | 03-26-2016 | vanity
    Flashy headlines, but is there any "there" there? Who runs this site? Is it fake news?
  • Hilarious photos capture dejected pooches pushed out of their beds by crafty cats <tr>

    03/26/2017 9:54:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies ^ | Stephanie Linning
    Cats and dogs are natural born enemies. And if these pictures are anything to go by, things are not going to change anytime soon. The hilarious photos capture dejected dogs looking for somewhere to sleep after being pushed out of their beds by crafty cats. Some of the pooches are seen appealing to their owners for help while others curl up on the ground, resigned to a night in the cold. A handful of the dogs were particularly resourceful, squeezing themselves on to the smaller cat cushions left empty by the four-legged thieves.
  • How Pakistan Is Planning to Fight a Nuclear War

    03/26/2017 9:49:28 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 25 Mar, 2017 | Kyle Mizokami
    Sandwiched between Iran, China, India and Afghanistan, Pakistan lives in a complicated neighborhood with a variety of security issues. One of the nine known states known to have nuclear weapons, Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and doctrine are continually evolving to match perceived threats. A nuclear power for decades, Pakistan is now attempting to construct a nuclear triad of its own, making its nuclear arsenal resilient and capable of devastating retaliatory strikes. Pakistan’s nuclear program goes back to the 1950s, during the early days of its rivalry with India. President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto famously said in 1965, “If India builds the bomb,...
  • Cover-up? Did kidnapper’s wife, an admin assistant at school office, know of pervy husband’s.....

    03/26/2017 9:23:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies ^ | march 22, 2017 | Leigh Egan
    FULL TITLE: Cover-up? Did kidnapper’s wife, an admin assistant at school office, know of pervy husband’s indiscretions with student? AMBER Alert teen, 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, is still missing and likely with her former teacher, Tad Cummins, 50. Jill Cummins, Tad’s wife, was apparently working an administrative assistant at the school district’s central office when her husband was reprimanded for having an inappropriate relationship with Elizabeth. Jason Whatley, lawyer for Elizabeth’s father, Anthony Thomas, revealed that even after Tad Cumming was written up for having an inappropriate relationship at school with Elizabeth, he continued to work at the Culleoka Unit High...
  • Why the Right Is Dominating YouTube

    03/26/2017 9:03:33 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 51 replies
    Vice ^ | 18 March 2017 | Tom Whyman
    "Twitter is a tiny echo chamber. I'm not sure the left understand the monumental ass-whupping being dished out to them on YouTube." Thus reads a tweet posted this Tuesday by InfoWars editor Paul Joseph Watson, who you may remember best as the right-wing vlogger who inadvertently promised every journalist in the world a free holiday to Sweden. As with most things PJW does nowadays, the tweet was immediately and widely mocked. But however fun mocking Watson might be, there was a curious hollowness to the whole affair. PJW's tweet offers a sketch of the social media terrain that seems spot-on....
  • Hate Crimes Hoaxes Strike Again, Anti-Semitic Bomb Threats Edition

    03/26/2017 8:57:50 AM PDT · by WatchungEagle · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | March 23, 2017 | Dan McGlaughlin
    If you follow the news with any diligence beyond reading the loudest early headlines and social-media clickbait, you are wearyingly familiar with the pattern of heavily-hyped “hate crimes” (ranging from violent crimes to nasty notes on restaurant receipts) that turn out to be “false flag” hoaxes, frequently perpetrated by the very sorts of left-leaning folks who make the stories go viral in the first place.
  • Filmmakers Set Bait Bikes and Film Results - Incredible Street Justice Video

    03/26/2017 8:39:30 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 23 replies
    This was a dangerous thing to do, and taking the law into one's own hands is never a good thing to do, but there is some incredible street justice here. Especially good are the exploding air bags and electric dog training shock collars inserted into the seats of the bikes the perps are trying steal.
  • 'Windows 10 destroyed our data!' Microsoft hauled into US court (Win10 update suit filed)

    03/26/2017 8:29:32 AM PDT · by dayglored · 55 replies
    The Register ^ | Mar 24, 2017 | Thomas Claburn
    'Dodgy' unwanted operating system update sparks potential class-action lawsuit Updated Three people in Illinois have filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, claiming that its Windows 10 update destroyed their data and damaged their computers.The complaint [PDF], filed in Chicago's US District Court on Thursday, charges that Microsoft Windows 10 is a defective product and that its maker failed to provide adequate warning about the potential risks posed by Windows 10 installation – specifically system stability and data loss.Microsoft "failed to exercise reasonable care in designing, formulating, and manufacturing the Windows 10 upgrade and placing it into the stream of commerce," the...
  • Why don't Asians complain about "White Privilege" [three minute video]

    03/26/2017 7:25:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 2, 2016 | Handy Mayhem
  • This Workout Might Help Reverse the Aging Process, According to a New Study (HIIT)

    03/26/2017 6:54:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies
    NY Mag ^ | Lisa Ryan
    Many of us have tried high-intensity interval training (HIIT) at some point, even if it was just a boot-camp class our friend dragged us to. But a new study suggests that we may want to incorporate those workouts — which include short bursts of intense exercise, followed by stretches of more moderate activities — into our regular fitness routines, since they’ve been shown to reverse the aging process. Published in the journal Cell Metabolism, scientists from the Mayo Clinic recruited an equal number of women and men to participate in the study, and split them up into two groups: young...
  • 'Haw! Get yersel' away’: Dancing tourist is scared off by a VERY Scots Guard after [tr]

    03/26/2017 4:37:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 25, 2017 | Scott Campbell
    This is the dramatic moment one of the Queen's Guards scared off a dancing tourist outside St James's Palace by shouting at him: 'Haw! Get yersel' away.' The soldier, who is thought to be part of the Scots Guard regiment, yelled the command in broad Scottish slang leaving viewers baffled.
  • Meet New York's vigilante rat-catching DOGS that are solving the city's vermin [tr]

    03/26/2017 4:31:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 26, 2017 | Jordan Gass-Poore
    An urban dog hunting club aims to help eradicate New York City's vermin.   Ryders Alley Trencherfed Society (RATS) was started by member Richard Reynolds in 1995, at the bequest of a park superintendent who had a rat problem.
  • Napolitano told friends he was on Trump's Supreme Court shortlist

    03/25/2017 11:29:46 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 24 replies
    Judge Andrew Napolitano may be temporarily sidelined at Fox News, but he’s been telling friends and associates that he could be in for a big promotion — to the Supreme Court. After meeting with President Trump twice during the transition, first in December and again in mid-January, the Newark, N.J.-born television personality told several people that Trump said he was on the list of judges from whom he was selecting a nominee for the high court. “He said, ‘Trump said I’m on the list,’” said a source who spoke with Napolitano shortly after one of his meetings with the then...
  • 'SNL' star Michael Che Doesn't Back Away From Boston Racism Comment

    03/25/2017 11:26:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    "Saturday Night Live" star Michael Che is not backing away from comments he made about Boston, when he called it the "most racist city" he has ever visited. The Boston Globe reports that the co-anchor of "Weekend Update" told a Boston University crowd Thursday about how he received angry messages on social media after he made the comment on "SNL" the night before the Super Bowl.
  • Police: Naked Man's Bizarre Rampage Destroys Edmonds Luxury Home

    03/25/2017 11:09:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KOMO ^ | Friday, March 24th 2017
    A naked man's bizarre fight with police ended in the fiery destruction of a luxury home Thursday night in Edmonds, police said. Officers said they eventually had to subdue the man with a Taser when they spotted him rampaging and setting fires inside the home. The strange drama unfolded at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday as police responded to the home in the 19100 block of Olympic View Drive in Edmonds after receiving reports about a disturbance there. The first officers on scene heard a lot of commotion inside the house, including furniture being thrown and items breaking. They finally were...
  • Trappers Catch 'Monster' Nile Monitor Lizard in Florida Neighborhood

    03/25/2017 10:08:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | March 24, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    Trappers in a Florida city set out trap cages that managed to snare a "monster" 4-foot Nile monitor lizard that had been hunting protected burrowing owls. Neighbors said they feared for the safety of their pets after spotting the massive lizard wandering near their Cape Coral homes, so trappers were summoned to capture the invasive predator. "That's really my fear," Julie Weiss, whose home is in front of the monitor's nest, told WBBH-TV. "I've never felt threatened by one, like one was going to attack me or anything like that, but it's the fear and safety of the animals." The...
  • Retired California Cop Tackles Suspected DUI Driver In Renton

    03/25/2017 10:04:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Renton Patch ^ | March 25, 2017 | Neal McNamara
    The retired Los Gatos, Calif., officer helped Renton police catch the suspect after a hit-and-run crash.Renton police got a little help from a retired Caifornia police officer catching a suspected DUI suspect on Saturday. Around 3 p.m. Saturday, police responded to the 900 block of Aberdeen Avenue Northeast on a report of a crash involving two parked cars. The suspected DUI driver hit the two parked cars with his vehicle, totaling them, Renton police said. The driver tried to get away, but his car stalled. He then got out of the car and started running. That's when a retired officer...

    03/25/2017 9:05:25 PM PDT · by Chode · 38 replies
    3/26/2017 | Chode
    Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit First Grand Prix 1996 Number of Laps 58 Circuit Length 5.303KM Race Distance 307.504KM Lap Record 1:24.125 by Michael Schumacher (2004)
  • (June 7, 2013) UK gathering secret intelligence via covert NSA operation

    03/25/2017 8:00:05 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Jun 7, 2013 | Nick Hopkisn
    (June 7, 2013) - The UK’s electronic eavesdropping and security agency, GCHQ, has been secretly gathering intelligence from the world’s biggest internet companies through a covertly run operation set up by America’s top spy agency, documents obtained by the Guardian reveal. The details of GCHQ’s use of Prism are set out in documents prepared for senior analysts working at America’s National Security Agency, the biggest eavesdropping organisation in the world. Dated April this year, the papers describe the remarkable scope of a previously undisclosed “snooping” operation which gave the NSA and the FBI easy access to the systems of nine...
  • Trump and Healthcare

    03/25/2017 7:28:19 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 40 replies
    Scott Adams blog ^ | 03/25/2017 | Scott Adams
    Today we are witnessing one of the most important events in political history. But you probably can’t see it because the news is talking about healthcare, and how Ryan and Trump totally failed to get enough votes. The real story is happening in parallel with the healthcare story, and that’s what renders it invisible.

    03/25/2017 7:21:25 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 46 replies
    freerepublic | 3/25/2017 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • *VANITY* So what was the Judge Jeannine bombshell?

    03/25/2017 7:17:25 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 85 replies
    03-25-2017 | Me
    Sorry but I missed it as something came up. Don't see any breaking news here telling me it was a bombshell. If nobody's in an orange jumpsuit, it's a nothing burger.