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  • A US Court Threw Out VirnetX's $368 Million Patent Infringement Award Against Apple

    09/17/2014 1:58:45 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 16, 2014 | Staff
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a jury order requiring Apple Inc to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $368.2 million in damages for infringing four patents concerning technology for providing security over the Internet. Shares of VirnetX plunged as much as 59.8 percent after the decision by the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington. The company and its lawyer did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Apple had appealed a November 2012 jury finding that it infringed VirnetX's patents for virtual private network, or VPN, technology through the FaceTime feature on its iPhone, iPod Touch and...
  • Today's Toons 9/17/14

    09/17/2014 1:21:40 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 6 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 9/17/14 | pookie18
    Click on link.
  • Democrats since (mostly) 2010

    09/17/2014 1:05:13 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 4 replies
    Internet ^ | September 17, 2014 | unknown
    State Representative Terry Spicer (D) pled guilty to accepting more than $3000 per month in bribes. (2011) State Representative Richard Miranda (D) resigned from the legislature in February 2012 citing family and health reasons. In March he pled guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion. (2012) State Representative Hudson Hallum (D) pleaded guilty to voter bribing. (2012) State Senator Roderick Wright (D) convicted of 8 counts of voter fraud (2014) Mayor of San Diego Bob Filner (D) given three months of house arrest, three years probation, and partial loss of his mayoral pension after pleading guilty to state charges of...
  • Britons gather stones at Scotland-England border to support the union before vote

    09/16/2014 11:28:05 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Sept 16, 2014 | Griff Witte
    ... “When a relationship breaks, when one part of your country is trying to get a divorce, it doesn’t work to just say, ‘You’re never going to be able to survive on your own. You’re going to be too poor. You’re going to come running back,’ ” said Rory Stewart, a Parliament member who represents the English side of the border. He helped to lay the first stone in July and has overseen the cairn’s construction ever since. “You have to say, ‘I love you.’ ”
  • Kurdish Peshmerga Kill Top IS Military Commander

    09/16/2014 9:18:36 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    RUDAW ^ | 6 hours ago
    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Kurdish security officials said that Peshmerga forces had killed senior Islamic State (IS) commander Yasin Ali Suleiman Shlash known as Abu Abdullah near Khazir on Tuesday. “He was killed with a number of other terrorists during a military operation by Peshmerga forces in coordination with the US air force to liberate Hassan Sham and its vicinities,” Kurdistan Region’s Security Council said in statement. According to the statement, Abu Abdullah was a senior military commander and a top IS official in the state (Wilayat) of Mosul. “Abu Abdullah was the mastermind behind the 2007 explosion in front of...
  • O's WIN AL EAST! <Vanity>

    09/16/2014 7:58:46 PM PDT · by struggle · 26 replies
    Orioles ^ | 9/16/2014 | struggle
    Hey! To all you O's fans out there, congrats! Thank God I'm A Country Boy
  • Cat Stevens Doing First US Tour Since 1976

    09/16/2014 7:53:04 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 70 replies
    Newser ^ | Sept 16, 2014 | Newser Editors
    New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cat Stevens is taking the "Peace Train" back on the road. He announced yesterday that he'll do a six-city concert tour in North America this December, his first series of shows in the US since 1976. His conversion to Islam followed, putting his music career on hold for a quarter-century. Stevens, who also is releasing a blues album on Oct. 27 produced by Rick Rubin and titled Tell 'Em I'm Gone, is using that stage name along with Yusuf, the name he took when he converted. The performer of 1970s-era hits "Wild...
  • Need Advice On Looking At Colleges

    09/16/2014 7:15:06 PM PDT · by usconservative · 64 replies
    Self | 9/16/2014 | USConservativ
    Ok, I need some help here on a topic I know absolutely nothing about: how to evaluate colleges. My oldest son is graduating high school this year and wants to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. He has an excellent GPA (3.7/4.0) and achieved a 32 on his ACT test and as a result we're getting solicitations from colleges all over the country from as far south as Tulane in Louisiana, Hofstra in New York, University of Southern California, Michigan State, Valparaiso University, Marquette and others. We've narrowed down the list of colleges we're visiting based on his desire to...
  • The Fade-Out of the Fade-Out in Popular Music

    09/16/2014 6:46:53 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 45 replies
    A Journal of Musical Things ^ | September 16, 2014 | Alan Cross
    Back in the days before recordings were made on magnetic tape, all songs on record had to have a defined and definite ending. But around 1950, recording engineers using new reel-to-reel recorders realized that could just fade out a song. The concept was simple: play the hook/chorus of the song over and over again as it got softer and softer before disappearing entirely. This technique (a) eliminated the need to write an ending for the song; (b) helped the hook become more memorable for the listener; and (c) supposedly gave the listener that the emotional promises made by the song...
  • The House Select Committee on Benghazi

    09/16/2014 6:38:53 PM PDT · by gasport · 24 replies
    Tomorrow, the Select Committee will hold its first public hearing on the implementation of the ARB recommendations. Watch Live at http://benghazi.house.gov
  • Dinesh D'Souza Is Planning His Prison Memoir

    09/16/2014 6:31:37 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    The New Republic ^ | September 16, 2014 | Sam Tanenhaus
    On September 23, Dinesh D’Souza will appear before a federal judge in Manhattan to learn whether he will do jail time for violating campaign-finance law. (He pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges of funneling $20,000 to a friend’s Senate campaign via straw donors.) It will be the latest turn in a remarkable life that has embodied—perhaps more than any other—the passions and commitments of the modern conservative movement. D’Souza leapt to prominence during his student days as editor of The Dartmouth Review, then emerging as a first-read for pro-Reagan provocation. Those were heady times for the youth corps of...
  • Muslim Brotherhood cleric declares his support for the Islamic State

    09/16/2014 6:27:36 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 7 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 09/16/2014 | Robert Spencer
    Wagdy Ghoneim, just expelled from Qatar along with other Muslim Brotherhood leaders, used to live in the United States. He served as imam at the Islamic Institute of Orange County, California in the early 2000Â’s, and raised funds for Hamas-linked Muslim charity KindHearts. How many people are still in the United States today who learned about Islam from Wagdy Ghoneim? And why doesnÂ’t this Muslim cleric, who has dedicated his life to understanding and teaching the QurÂ’an and Sunnah, see what Barack Obama and David Cameron and Tony Abbott and so many other non-Muslims see so clearly, that the Islamic...
  • Dallas Bar Bans NFL To Protest League’s Domestic Abuse Stance

    09/16/2014 6:26:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    KTVT CBS 11 Dallas / Fort Worth ^ | September 16, 2014 | Austin York
    A Dallas bar owner is taking a stand against the NFL, pledging not to show any games this season in response to the league’s recent domestic abuse incidents. Jack Mac’s Swill & Grill in far north Dallas announced the decision on Facebook on Monday:
  • Duck Dynasty' Star Wows 'Dancing' Judges

    09/16/2014 6:00:11 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 17 replies
    Sadie Robertson born June 17, 1997 is a reality television star on the A&E show Duck Dynasty. She is the granddaughter of Phil Robertson, founder of Duck Commander. Her parents are Korie Howard Robertson and Willie Robertson, the company's current CEO. She is the younger sister of John Luke Robertson. She was announced as one of the celebrities that will compete on the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars.(video)
  • Angola Prison Rodeo tickets on sale for 50th year; opens every Sunday in October

    09/16/2014 4:27:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/16/14 | Chelsea Brasted
    Tickets are now on sale for the return of the Angola Prison Rodeo, which celebrates 50 years of sending its prisoners out into an arena spotlight to ride bulls, play "convict poker" and tame bucking broncos. Only the most well-behaved inmates have the opportunity to either attend or take part in the biannual rodeo, which is open to the public every April and October.
  • How To Get a Family of Four Prepped–In The Quickest and Easiest Way Possible (Shortened)

    09/16/2014 3:55:50 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 53 replies
    The Survivalist Blog ^ | 9/10/14 | M.D. Creekmore
    This morning as I was trying to catch up on my email (I get a massive amount of email each month, last month over 3,000), I opened a great one from John W. In a nutshell John, is new to prepping and hasn’t really done anything prep-wise yet, but he has been thinking and making plans. John said that he has his home on two acres paid-off, and that he has a job and works to support his wife and two children (one 6 and the other 9 years old). He said that he knows from all of the news...
  • OK OK .. Who's gonna win America's Got Talent competition?

    09/16/2014 3:48:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies
    AGT 2014 ^ | 9/16/14 | Vanity
    I would pay to see a good animal act or a decent comedian. Acrobats and contortionists,, Maybe. Magicians and singers,, watch your money disappear And then cry at the end of the song. Nyaaah. Raw talent is what it is all about. I miss Scooby already.
  • UN study denies climate protection precludes growth

    09/16/2014 3:10:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09/16/2014 | [cjc/sri (Reuters, AFP)]
    At the crossroads of ecology and economy, an international panel said Tuesday investments in climate protection could also bolster growth. “It is possible to tackle global climate change and it is possible to have economic growth at the same time,” said Mexico’s former president, Felipe Calderón, who introduced a report compiled by former heads of state, business figures and economists. Unlike past studies that have centered on the risks of inaction, the report sought to allay many people’s fears that aggressive climate protection could undermine jobs and economic growth. It said while a pivot to clean energy from fossil fuels...
  • Now that Ray Rice has placed violence against women on the table...

    09/16/2014 2:39:24 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 15, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The powerful reaction to Ray Rice’s elevator assault against his then-fiancé raises an awkward question for the media and feminist groups. Where were they when news came out that Juanita Broderick was assaulted by Bill Clinton, and advised to “put some ice on it.”? The list of women abused by Clinton is long, and includes Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, and the young star-struck intern Monica Lewinsky. Yet Bill Clinton remains a revered figure in Democrat circles, just yesterday lionized in Iowa as his wife made a “will I or won’t I?” appearance at a political event.
  • The Mysterious Moderate Muslim

    09/16/2014 2:39:15 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 16, 2014 | Carol Brown
    What, and who, is a moderate Muslim? Islamic values are codified in the Koran. The idea that some Muslims might interpret those values in a moderate way is like saying there’s such a thing as jihad lite. There’s no getting around the fact that a central tenet of the Koran is mass murder – whether through the directive to kill infidels (non-believers), apostates (those who leave Islam), or hypocrites (Muslims who don’t practice their religion appropriately). In other words, most of civilization is fair game for slaughter. What, pray tell, would be a moderate version of that? And if people...
  • Obama's Health Care Vietnam

    09/16/2014 2:39:03 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 15, 2014 | Douglas A. Perednia, M.D.
    Talk to the average physician about trying to care for patients in the United States today, and you’ll hear exactly the same sorts of sentiments as those expressed by American soldiers faced with the task of “winning the war” in Vietnam some fifty years ago. For those on the front line of fighting illness, it is apparent that the Democrats' war on American medicine is not a path to cheap quality care, but a quagmire of rules and complexity that can make even the most basic care difficult to deliver. Now that ObamaCare has directly or indirectly wormed its way...
  • Free Stossel In The Classroom 2014-2015 Educational DVD Set

    09/16/2014 2:25:16 PM PDT · by tje · 7 replies
    Stossel In the Classroom ^ | 2014 | John Stossel
    Free DVDs for educational purposes.
  • Clear Channel renamed iHeartMedia

    09/16/2014 2:22:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2014 11:35 AM EDT
    Clear Channel, the largest radio station operator in the U.S., says it has renamed itself iHeartMedia to reflect its transformation into a multi-platform media company that includes iHeartRadio, its digital radio service. […] The name change reflects the company’s shifting focus to its digital brand as it faces competition from popular music streaming services like Pandora and Spotify. …
  • University Fire: Environmental Scientists Make Shock Discovery that Eco-Friendly Wood Is Combustible

    09/16/2014 2:13:55 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 36 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 9-16-2014 | James Delingpole
    Environmental scientists at the University of Nottingham have made a shocking and expensive discovery: eco-friendly buildings made of "sustainable" wood burn much more easily than eco-unfriendly ones made of stone, concrete, steel or glass. They made their surprise discovery over the weekend when their new Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry burned to the ground in what local firemen claimed was the biggest blaze in over a decade. The Ł15 million building had been erected according to the most rigorous environmental principles, made with a wooden frame and other "sustainable" materials, and powered with "renewable" energy, so that the structure...
  • Legalized Highway Robbery – How the Government can Seize the Property of Innocent Americans

    09/16/2014 2:07:00 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 23 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 9-15-14 | Cara Sullivan
    Last week, The Washington Post published “Stop and Seize,” a three-part series chronicling the government’s seizure of hundreds of millions of dollars in cash from Americans not charged with a crime. Asset forfeiture laws are designed to protect the public and deter crime by taking property gained through criminal activity. However, criminals are not the only ones who have their property confiscated. According to The Washington Post, since 2001, police have seized $2.5 billion in cash from people who were never charged with a crime. Law enforcement must retain their ability to prevent criminals from bearing the fruits of criminal...
  • Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

    09/16/2014 1:43:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2014 3:05 PM EDT | Kevin Begos
    The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. The Department of Energy report, released Monday, was the first time an energy company allowed independent monitoring of a drilling site during the fracking process and for 18 months afterward. After those months of monitoring, researchers found that the chemical-laced fluids used to free gas stayed about 5,000 feet below drinking water supplies. Scientists used tracer fluids, seismic monitoring, and other tests...
  • The NRA P***ed Off the Wrong Nerd Genius

    09/16/2014 1:38:15 PM PDT · by RC one · 64 replies
    It was reported Monday that Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and incredibly wealthy guy, and with his wife, Melinda, have given $1 million to Initiative 594 in Washington state. The ballot initiative, if passed by voters on November 4 (and it currently enjoys overwhelming support), will require universal background checks for all firearm purchases in the state.
  • Anheuser-Busch ‘disappointed’ in NFL

    09/16/2014 1:22:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2014 4:11 PM EDT
    Anheuser-Busch, one of the NFL’s biggest sponsors, says it isn’t happy with the recent controversy that has engulfed the league. […] The league has come under fire for its handling of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice’s assault of his then-fiancée. The Minnesota Vikings have also been criticized for allowing Adrian Peterson to play while he faces a charge of abuse for spanking his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch. …
  • ‘Pedophile’ teacher boasted of student suicides: ex-student

    09/16/2014 1:15:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    new york post ^ | julia marsh
    A former student at the elite Horace Mann School in The Bronx says his pedophile English teacher bragged about driving 12 kids to suicide — and vowed to make him the 13th. “You will join a long list of willful children who lashed out and then couldn’t make it on their own,” Robert Berman told one of his teen victims, Stephen Fife, according to Fife’s upcoming memoir, “The 13th Boy: A Memoir of Education and Abuse.”
  • Power Outages Hit Thousands Of Southern California Homes

    09/16/2014 1:10:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 16, 2014 11:56 AM
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — This week’s heat wave just got hotter after power was knocked out to thousands of customers throughout Los Angeles County. Utility crews were working Tuesday to restore power to about 7,000 customers throughout Los Angeles County, including about 3,000 in the city of Los Angeles. Among the communities affected as of mid-morning in the city of Los Angeles was the Los Feliz area, where about 1,100 customers were without electricity, LADWP spokeswoman Jane Galbraith said. Overnight, outages were also reported in Brentwood and Sherman Oaks. In Southern California Edison’s jurisdiction, about 4,000 customers were without electricity...
  • And it's only Day 2! Rosie O'Donnell shuts down Republican co-host Nicolle Wallace in heated..

    09/16/2014 1:08:38 PM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 16, 2014 | Josh Gardner
    It's only day two of Rosie O'Donnell's return to The View and she's already made an enemy of her conservative co-host, former George W. aide Nicolle Wallace. The fracas started off with the question of whether President Obama is a people person and devolved when O'Donnell took offense at the assertion by Wallace that he might not be. 'I'm not saying things all Dems disagree with,' insisted the Republican PR whiz, before O'Donnell went on the attack.
  • Giancarlo Stanton's face - from his instagram

    09/16/2014 1:00:08 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 10 replies
    instagram ^ | 9-16-14 | G. Stanton
    This is what it looks like after you get hit in the face with a 90 mph fastball: "The Aftermath...Making huge progress!! Want to thank everyone who has played a part in my recovery">
  • Senator intends to end NFL's tax-exempt status due to Redskins name (Cantwell - WA - D)

    09/16/2014 12:59:51 PM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    SI Wire ^ | September 16, 2014 | Staff
    Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) will introduce legislation aimed at eliminating the NFL's tax-exempt status, she announced at a press conference on Tuesday. Cantwell's motivation for introducing the legislation is the league's continued inaction against the Washington Redskins name. “The NFL needs to join the rest of Americans in the 21st century,” she said, according to The Washington Post. “It is about right and wrong.” The press conference was called by the Native American coalition Change the Mascot, which has sent a letter to 31 NFL owners urging them to take action that could lead to the Redskins name being changed.
  • Tony Stewart case will be sent to grand jury to determine possible charges

    09/16/2014 12:52:46 PM PDT · by RegulatorCountry · 115 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 16, 2014 | Cindy Boren
    A grand jury in Ontario County, N.Y., will decide whether Tony Stewart will face charges in connection with the Aug. 9 dirt-track accident in which the NASCAR driver struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. An investigation by the county sheriff concluded last week and the information gathered was turned over to the office of the district attorney. In announcing the end of the investigation, the sheriff’s department said the evidence included “a forensic video enhancement” or the incident at Canandaigua, N.Y., Motorsports Park.
  • How Will the U.S. Decide Which Syrian Rebels to Arm?

    09/16/2014 11:55:59 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 42 replies
    National Journal ^ | 09/15/2014 | Rachel Roubein
    Even assuming President Obama gets the authority he wants, experts say deciding who exactly should get American aid is an exceedingly difficult task. There are vast differences among Syrian rebel fighters—a conglomerate of varying ideologies, social backgrounds, and loyalties. And the questions of who exactly is a Syrian moderate, and whether these weapons will fall into the wrong hands, loom large on Capitol Hill. There isn't a formal definition of a Syrian moderate, said Leila Hilal of the New America Foundation. But implicit in the word, she says, are a few criteria: a Syrian who is a nationalist and is...
  • NHS 'postcode lottery' denies Welsh nurse Ł70,000 treatment for rare stomach cancer

    09/16/2014 11:33:37 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9-15-2014 | LIZZIE PARRY
    A Welsh nurse has been forced to wait for potentially life-saving treatment after local health bosses refused to fund her care in England. Beth Prout, from Pembroke, West Wales, has been diagnosed with a rare form of stomach cancer. There are two hospitals in the UK able to provide the treatment the 57-year-old needs. But NHS chiefs in Wales have refused to cover the cost of sending her to England for therapy. A hospital in Manchester has agreed to provide the care, which could save Ms Prout's life.  Welsh NHS bosses have agreed to pay Ł1,000 for an assessment, but...
  • Bill Clinton: Netanyahu 'not the guy' to strike lasting Middle East peace deal

    09/16/2014 10:57:51 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09/16/2014 | Dan Roberts
    Former US president recorded going off-message in criticising the Israeli government’s unwillingness to seek peace Bill Clinton has been recorded going off-message and criticising the Israeli government’s unwillingness to seek peace with Palestinians in unguarded comments that contrast with other leading Democrats, including his wife, potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Though brief and apparently unscripted, the exchange, which was recorded by C-Span and picked up by Israeli newspaper Haaretz, is in stark contrast to recent comments by Hillary Clinton, who has been more supportive of Netanyahu’s handling of the recent conflict in Gaza. The Obama administration has also been less...
  • U.S. General to Seek Combat Troops if Airstrikes Can’t Stop ISIS

    09/16/2014 10:49:41 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    ny times ^ | 9-16-2014 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told Congress on Tuesday that he would recommend deploying United States combat forces against Islamic extremists in specific operations if the current strategy of airstrikes was not successful, raising the possibility of the kind of escalation that President Obama has flatly ruled out. General Dempsey said that the ground forces would likely be Special Operations commands who could call in airstrikes from the ground. In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, he said that while he was confident in the ability of the coalition of American, European...
  • Lorna Weafer, bear attack victim, aspired to be a psychologist ( Canada )

    09/16/2014 10:38:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 69 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 09, 2014
    Lorna Weafer, the 36-year-old Suncor instrument technician who was mauled and killed by a black bear ... Weafer was on her way back to work from a washroom when she was attacked by a large, male black bear while working at a Suncor oilsands site north of Fort McMurray, Alta., around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. She was declared dead on the scene. ... Mike Ewald, an investigator with Alberta Fish and Wildlife, said Weafer’s co-workers tried to scare the bear off using fire extinguishers, a water cannon and air horn — “all general things that should scare it off,” Ewald...
  • One in 88 Minnesota drivers will hit deer this year

    09/16/2014 10:32:02 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 47 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | Sept 16, 2014 | John Myers
    Minnesota drivers will face a 1-in-88 chance of hitting a deer on the state’s highways this year, according to a report released Monday by the nation’s largest auto insurance company. State Farm’s annual report estimates that Minnesota drivers will collide with 37,549 deer in 2014. Minnesota drivers have the 8th highest odds of hitting a deer among the 50 states, according to the report, down from 6th highest in last year’s report.
  • NFL hires new D.C.-based lobbyist (Biden stooge)

    09/16/2014 10:23:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | September 16, 2014 | Mike Florio
    At a time of unprecedented public scrutiny that will serve only to attract further interest of the folks who have a habit of looking for causes to support that will score points with the public, the NFL has hired a new lobbyist. The press release doesn’t describe former Deputy Assistant to the President and Counsel to the Vice President of the United States Cynthia Hogan as a lobbyist. But that’s what she’ll be. And lobbyists work their contacts aggressively within the political universe to advance the causes of their clients. (Officially, Hogan is the NFL’s Senior Vice President of Public...
  • Army worried too many white men

    09/16/2014 10:21:22 AM PDT · by ABN 505 · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/11/14 | Doug Ernst
    sociologists are worried that a lack of black officers leading its combat troops will have detrimental effect on minorities and lead to fewer black officers in top leadership posts. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/sep/11/army-concerned-with-number-of-white-men-leading-co/#ixzz3DV4KWZEr Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • A SCORCHIO fatboy SSD: Samsung SSD850 PRO 3D V-NAND

    09/16/2014 10:19:53 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 12 replies
    The Register ^ | 16 September 2014 | Simon Crisp
    Review Samsung has been in the SSD business for over ten years. Most of that time has been spent delivering drives to the Enterprise and OEM segments. Since the introduction of its first consumer SSD drive (the SSD430) in 2010, it has since shipped over 12m drives worldwide – including the SSD840, the world’s first TLC NAND drive.Samsung SSD850 PRO 3D V-NAND storageSamsung has some clout, that's for sure and with the latest consumer drive range, the SSD850 PRO, it has another first: the world’s first consumer drive to use 3D V-NAND, in this case the 32-layer version of the...
  • Orthodox rabbis on guns

    09/16/2014 10:19:19 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 25 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 16, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    The Rabbinical Council of America released this resolution two months ago: In response to the terrible proliferation of fatal shootings in the United States that result in part from Americans’ easy access to lethal weapons, a brief yet comprehensive 2014 resolution of the 1000+ members of Rabbinical Council of America addresses gun usage and ownership in the United States from personal, legal, cultural, and religious perspectives. Asserting the Torah’s perspective that war, weaponry, and violence are “necessary evils in our unredeemed world” as well as the Torah’s view that, contrary to some strains of American culture, such matters must be...
  • Bear attack in Wyoming kills Utah man

    09/16/2014 10:15:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Sep 15 2014 01 | Brett Prettyman
    Officials from Wyoming’s Game and Fish Department confirmed late Monday that a 31-year-old Utah man had been killed by a bear. ... A release from the Wyoming wildlife agency said Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan "indicated the pathologist’s preliminary report stated the individual suffered blunt force trauma from a probable bear bite." Evidence collected at the site is being analyzed to try to determine if the bear that attacked Stewart was a grizzly or a black bear. ... Hunter said there are high densities of grizzly and black bears in the drainage where the body was found and there were...
  • Iraq: Isis Using Yazidis As Human Shields Against U.s. Airstrikes

    09/16/2014 9:55:06 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Breitbart/AINA ^ | 2014-09-16 04:34 GMT
    DOHUK, Iraq -- Reports from eyewitnesses here in Northern Iraq spoke to Breitbart News about how the terrorist group the Islamic State is using Yazidi hostages as human shields to protect themselves against U.S. airstrikes -- using the same strategy as Hamas in Gaza. "ISIS sells the women as slave girls, the way they are doing it, they are using the women as human shields to protect them from U.S. airstrikes," said Hameed, a Yazidi refugee who is seeking safe haven in Northern Iraq. He escaped his village when ISIS invaded and fled to Sinjar Mountain with his family where...
  • Rare Earth Metals Were Supposed To Be The 'Can't-Lose' Investment — Look How That Turned Out

    09/16/2014 9:53:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/16/2014 | Myles Udland
    Shares of rare earth mining company Molycorp are down more than 70% in 2014. But the decline of Molycorp began quickly and brutally in 2011. Molycorp went public in July 2010 at $14 per share, right as the price of rare earth minerals started to take off. The price of Molycorp shares quintupled within a year, and peaked at $74 in 2011. But over the last three years, the stock has been on a steady march towards $0. The 2010 surge in rare earth prices prompted ZeroHedge to write: "Ever heard of the oxides of Lanthanum, Cerium, Neodymium, Praseodymium and/or...
  • LAPD officer defends handcuffing, detaining actress Daniele Watts amid controversy

    09/16/2014 9:36:02 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 41 replies
    Ny Daily news ^ | 9/16/14 | BY CHIDERAH MONDE
    LAPD officer defends handcuffing, detaining actress Daniele Watts amid controversy The officer, Sgt. Jim Parker, said he didn’t expect the situation to escalate as quickly into a ‘long, drawn out drama.’ BY CHIDERAH MONDE he police officer heard on tape demanding Daniele Watts' identification after she was detained in Studio City last week with her boyfriend says there was nothing racial about the incident. Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant Jim Parker told the L.A. Times on Tuesday that the "long, drawn out drama" with the actress could have been over within minutes, but instead it escalated quickly. "I figured I...
  • Report: RGIII Told By NFL Not To Wear ‘Know Jesus, Know Peace’ Shirt For His Press Conference

    09/16/2014 9:31:39 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 42 replies
    “RGIII was wearing a t-shirt that said ‘Know Jesus, Know Peace.’ NFL Uniform Inspector Tony McGee (former Skins DE) approached Griffin,” Phillips tweeted. “McGee told Griffin he couldn’t wear the shirt because it wasn’t a Nike product. Made him turn it inside out for the press conference.”
  • Obama’s Lonely Climate Summit – world leaders are staying home

    09/16/2014 9:25:25 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 13 replies
    Whats Up With That? ^ | 09/16/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Eric Worrall writes: The imminent climate summit in New York is rapidly turning into an utter embarrassment for President Obama and UN Secretary General Bank Ki-Moon, in addition to becoming a bit of a punishment round for national deputy leaders. Aussie PM Tony Abbott today defended his decision not to hop on an earlier flight to America, so he could attend the UN climate conference in New York, because he has more important matters to attend to, such as running the country. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have also indicated they likely won’t attend the...