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  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Bicycle Thief (1948)

    05/22/2015 8:20:10 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Life in post-WW2 Italy is a difficult one for a working man. Jobs are scarce, and only a handful of men even get considered for most positions. Antonio Ricci is one of the lucky ones this day. He lands a job delivering handbills, with the only requirement being that he have a bicycle to make all of his stops in the city. Joy quickly turns to fear, however, when a local thief steals Antonio's bike on the eve of his new job. Fearful of losing his job, and panicked at the thought of not being able to provide for his...
  • Islam is not a Religion

    05/22/2015 8:18:12 PM PDT · by TexasTransplant · 2 replies
    I am looking for a Youtube from a Dr that was hawking his books about ISLAM and he had a few Youtube vids that spelled out exactly what ISLAM is and the Koran is described as 3 separate Korans (only one I remember is the Medina Koran) I meant to save it and search as I may I can't find it
  • Country

    05/22/2015 7:50:00 PM PDT · by Semper Mark · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan. 28 2013 | Harley Austin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onVquVTogDQ
  • Homeless Kittens Find a Rescue Dog to Be Their New Mom!

    05/22/2015 7:14:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 3 replies
    Two homeless kittens were taken in by a rescue dog who became the mother they never had. Ms. Jackson is a rescue dog who has a big heart, especially for little foster kittens. She was adopted to a family that brings in foster kittens. When they brought back a pair of homeless kittens from the shelter, her motherly instinct kicked in and started cleaning and caring for them like a mother would. The kittens fell in love and began to nurse on their surrogate mom.
  • RIP Maj. Daniel J. Keating Jr. - May 22, 1968

    05/22/2015 6:46:40 PM PDT · by keat · 18 replies
    May 22, 2015 | self
    The Herald Statesman - Yonkers, NY - May 22,1968 WOUNDS KILL FATHER OF 5 IN VIETNAM MAMARONECK - Marine Maj. Daniel J. Keating Jr., 32, a career officer and the father of five young children, died Wednesday of multiple fragmentation wounds suffered in action in Vietnam. Maj. Keating, who lived at 1015 Old Post Road, died on the hospital ship Sanctuary, where he had been evacuated after being wounded several hours earlier. He had been on patrol near Camp Evans when wounded. The officer had already been issued his orders to return from Vietnam next month, according to his wife,...
  • A Very Dear Friend of Our Family Has Passed Away

    05/22/2015 6:42:19 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 9 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | today | self
    A very dear friend of the SligoDuffyFlynns has passed away. What a marvelous person she was! Her smile would light up a room- literally.She will be missed
  • Hillary Clinton's scandals piling up faster than flakes in a snowstorm

    05/22/2015 6:31:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | 5/22/2015 | Michael Goodwin
    Wading through the daily deluge of Hillary Clinton news, I feel like I’m reading the police blotter. The litany of her shameful shenanigans resembles the litany of neighborhood crimes recorded by cops. There are simply too many to stomach. There is another similarity, too: In both cases, fear and revulsion are the proper responses from honest Americans. More than 17 months before Election Day, Clinton scandals are piling up faster than robberies during a police strike. There is a media feeding frenzy over her shady dealings and the sheer volume of unsavory revelations is approaching a critical mass. The pace...
  • Man Writes Down Hilarious Things Girlfriend Says While Talking in Her Sleep

    05/22/2015 5:54:00 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 47 replies
    Reddit user Soggybrick said he finds it quite funny when he hears his girlfriend Samantha talking in her sleep. So funny, in fact, that he's decided to share some of her most notable lines on the Web. "She just talks sometimes while I'm on the computer late at night," he told ABC News. "So I take notes of them whenever they're absurd or hilarious." Soggybrick, who's actually a man named James living in New Zealand, wrote down and published some of his favorite lines on Reddit, which include the following: I want the little clay things that are spread all...
  • Yes or no? Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage

    05/22/2015 5:10:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2015 6:52 PM EDT | Shawn Pogatchnik
    Voters determined to have their voice heard on gay marriage turned out in strength Friday for Ireland’s most hard-fought referendum in decades, a contest that pitted the liberal forces of social change against the nation’s conservative Catholic foundation. Polls closed at 10 p.m. after 15 hours of voting that featured long-distance trips by Irish citizens, including thousands of emigrants who returned by aircraft or ferry to take part in the world’s first national vote on gay marriage. Backers of gay marriage had hoped for high turnout, reflecting strong participation by young and first-time voters. Electoral officials said this appeared to...
  • "Nimue" - an Arthurian Heavy Metal Song, by Yours Truly

    05/22/2015 4:56:43 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 37 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 5/22/15 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Having conquered the genre of Jewish heavy metal, I now move on to Arthurian heavy metal, and I'm not talking about plate armo(u)r. For those of you not familiar with my work (i.e., the entire world minus maybe a dozen people), for the moment I write music under the name Hopalong Ginsberg. In the future I hope to write it under a cute redhead. If you'd like a free MP3 download of Nimue, click here or here. Click here if you're suffering from a cute deficiency.[Thanks to martin_fierro for the gif!]
  • Trump calls Romney a ‘choker,’ says Jeb is ‘total fool’ (hard to argue with Trump on this)

    05/22/2015 4:43:25 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | 2:14pm | By Laura Italiano
    Donald Trump hasn’t announced a run for president quite yet, but that isn’t stopping him from hurling stink bombs at fellow Republicans — calling Mitt Romney “a choker,” Marco Rubio “a horror show” and Jeb Bush “a nice person,” who’s still “a total fool.” Not that he can’t stand any of them. http://nypost.com/2015/05/22/trump-calls-romney-a-choker-says-jeb-is-total-fool/
  • Shear-ly Not? Debate Arises Over Whether SHEEP Can Be Offended by Swear Words

    05/22/2015 4:15:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Express ^ | Fri, May 22, 2015 | Levi Winchester
    A COMPLAINT over alleged animal abuse has sparked a completely BAAH-MY debate - over whether SHEEP can be offended by BAD LANGUAGE.The bizarre topic arose when the RSPCA in New South Wales, Australia, were approached about the alleged mistreatment of sheep - including verbal abuse - at a nearby farm. The complaint was launched by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) after one of their volunteers worked undercover at the Boorungie Station ranch and had apparently obtained footage from the alleged abuse incidents. Ken Turner, who operates the shearing facility, said the allegation seemed to suggest that the...
  • Man survives shotgun attack after his iPhone takes brunt of blast

    05/22/2015 4:13:05 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 38 replies
    ITV Reports ^ | May 22, 2015
    Man survives shotgun attack after his iPhone takes brunt of blast A man miraculously survived being shot near his home with a sawn-off shotgun when his iPhone took the brunt of the blast. The victim's iPhone took the majority of the blast from the shotgun The victim's mobile phone took the majority of the blast from the shotgun. Credit: Cheshire Police The 25-year-old victim sustained serious injuries to his abdomen but managed to get up and head back to his block of flats where emergency services were called. Ryan Duggan, 19, has been found guilty of attempted murder at Chester...
  • Michael B. Jordan: Why I’m Torching the Color Line (note:Portrays F4's Human Torch)

    05/22/2015 3:59:35 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    EW ^ | May 22, 2015 | Michael B Jordan
    You’re not supposed to go on the Internet when you’re cast as a superhero. But after taking on Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four—a character originally written with blond hair and blue eyes—I wanted to check the pulse out there. I didn’t want to be ignorant about what people were saying. Turns out this is what they were saying: “A black guy? I don’t like it. They must be doing it because Obama’s president” and “It’s not true to the comic.” Or even, “They’ve destroyed it!”
  • Lubbock Women Attacked by Mosquito Swarm

    05/22/2015 3:58:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    KCBD ^ | May 22, 2015 | Ashlyn Tubbs
    A hike at Ransom Canyon turned serious for two Lubbock women on Monday when they were attacked by a swarm of mosquitoes. Carrie Shores and Megan Raden are Texas Tech students who just wanted to enjoy the outdoors with their friends when mosquitoes that "looked like flies" began to bite them. The mosquitoes continued to bite them even as they were running; including bites on their faces. They were still a distance away from their vehicles, and both said the mosquitoes did not stop chasing them until they reached a residential area where officials spray repellent. Once Shores and Raden...
  • A Beer a Day is 110-Year-Old Nebraska Man's Secret to a long Life

    05/22/2015 3:25:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Mary Beth Quirk
    A can of beer every day is Mark Behrends’ secret to a long life. The Nebraska City man turned 110 years old on May 16, making him Nebraska’s oldest living person and possibly the oldest man living in the United States. “He always told everybody the reason he has lived so long is drinking one can of beer, every day at 3 p.m.,” said his daughter Lois Bassinger of Nebraska City. “He always joked that that was his medicine since he takes very little medicine.” His “medicine” of choice? “Whatever kind was around,” he said, though Bassinger said her father’s...
  • 5/22/2015 — Whole West coast moved over 48 hours — Oregon Earthquake near Erupting Volcano

    05/22/2015 3:14:25 PM PDT · by Twotone · 51 replies
    Dutch Sinse ^ | May 22, 2015 | Michael Janitch
    Over the past 48 hours the whole of the West coast of the United States has moved on at least a 4.0 magnitude level or greater. Currently, another mid-4.0 magnitude (4.2 M) earthquake has struck the West coast, off the shores of Oregon, near the Axial undersea volcano (which is currently erupting).
  • Meet Brooklyn, the 13-Year-Old With the Golden Voice

    05/22/2015 3:11:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    KCBD ^ | 5/19 | Taylor Langston
    She's known as the 13-year-old with the golden voice. Brooklyn Golden has a gift, one that makes her different than most teens. It's a product of hard work and part natural ability, Brooklyn is turning heads and dropping jaws. Brooklyn's story starts with a song. "At the Cactus Theater where I take voice lessons they have a parent night where you sing with your parents. Mom gets nervous so Dad said he would sing the auctioneer song with me." The Auctioneer by Leroy Van Dyke was a chart topper in the '50s, depicting a young boy with a big dream....
  • The NYC street vendor charging $30 for a hot dog and drink

    05/22/2015 2:50:41 PM PDT · by dennisw · 42 replies
    /nypost ^ | May 20, 2015 | By David K. Li
    On Wednesday, Mohammed was slapped with three food-vending citations — after WNBC caught him on camera overcharging customers with accents, police sources said. A downtown Manhattan food cart vendor is ripping off tourists, charging as much as $30 for a hot dog and a drink, according to a report. Ahmed Mohammed, who peddles dogs at Greenwich and Albany streets, was caught on camera charging the exorbitant price. “I asked for a hot dog and a Dr Pepper. ‘$30.’ I said, ‘You’re joking, right?’ ” a New Jersey customer named Ben told WNBC. “He was like ‘$15, maybe $10.’” The high-priced...
  • Olympia police officer shoots 2 unarmed men; protesters chant 'Black lives matter' [WA]

    05/22/2015 2:43:49 PM PDT · by Rio · 43 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 5/21/2015 | AP Staff
    Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state's capital city, authorities said.
  • Elvis Presley - Miracle Of The Rosary

    05/22/2015 2:37:03 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies
    Miracle Of The Rosary....recorded by Elvis on Saturday, 15 May 1971 - RCA's Studio B - Nashville Written by: Denson. Originally recorded by Lee Denson in 1960 Lyrics: Oh blessed mother we pray to thee Thanks for the miracle of your rosary Only you can hold back Your holy son's hand Long enough for the whole world to understand Hail, Mary full of grace The Lord is with thee Blessed are thou among women And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus Oh holy Mary dear mother of God Please pray for us sinners Now and at the hour...
  • 19 Kids and Counting taken off the air by TLC in wake of revelation that son Josh...

    05/22/2015 2:22:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 111 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | 22 May 2015 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: 19 Kids and Counting taken off the air by TLC in wake of revelation that son Josh molested young girls and his parents Jim Bob and Michelle covered it up 19 Kids and Counting has been taken off the air. The show has not been officially cancelled at this time, but has been removed from the network's lineup. The move comes one day after Josh Duggar, the oldest son of the family featured on the program, admitted that he molested young girls when he was a teenager. Making matters worse, it was also revealed that his parents worked...
  • Safe Boating Tips (FReepers are lousy boaters)

    05/22/2015 1:28:45 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 53 replies
    Discover Boating ^ | Unattributed
    No matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea for everyone to review boating safety rules before departures. Below you will find 10 basic boating safety tips to help you stay safe: 1.Be Weather-Wise Always check local weather conditions before departure; TV and radio forecasts can be a good source of information. If you notice darkening clouds, volatile and rough changing winds or sudden drops in temperature, play it safe by getting off the water. 2.Follow a Pre-Departure Checklist Proper boating safety includes being prepared for any possibility on the water. Following a pre-departure checklist is the...
  • ISIS Warns That It Will Purchase Nuclear Weapon From Pakistan Within a Year ..

    05/22/2015 1:27:13 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 40 replies
    gospelherald.com ^ | 5/22/15 | By Leah Marieann Klett
    ISIS Warns That It Will Purchase Nuclear Weapon From Pakistan Within a Year and Launch 'Truly Epic' Attack on West The Islamic State extremist group has claimed that because it is expanding so rapidly, it will soon be able to purchase its first nuclear weapon and will use it to launch an attack that will make past operations look like "squirrel shoot." In the latest issue of the propaganda magazine Dabiq, the group claims it will rise from "the most explosive Islamic 'group' in the modern world" to "the most explosive Islamic movement the modern world has ever seen" in...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 21 MAY 22, 2015

    05/22/2015 1:05:17 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 55 replies
    freerepublic | 5/22/2015 | greeneyes
    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...
  • German government to boost organic farming

    05/22/2015 12:58:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 22/05/2015 - 08:16 | Nicole Sagener | translated from German by Erika Körner
    Between 2010 and 2013, Germany’s market for organic foods increased by one-fourth to almost €8 billion. Still, switching to organic cultivation remains a difficult process for farmers. While revenue from organic products has enjoyed an annual increase of 5-9% since 2011, the parallel increase in surface area over the past four years has only been 1-3%. Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt hopes to change this. “We want a timetable for growth that allows domestic producers to benefit more from the boom,” he said on Tuesday (19 May) in Berlin. Organic must be strengthened, he said, with the help of the Future...
  • Grey Poupon The Lost Footage

    05/22/2015 12:36:31 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    Big Geek Dad ^ | unknown
    Discover what really happened after one fine English gentleman passed another fine gentleman a jar of Grey Poupon while driving in their Rolls-Royce. Since I’m currently working my way through the first three seasons of Downton Abby (Highly Recommended Entertainment) I found Grey Poupon “The Lost Footage” to be particularly pleasing to watch. I must partake in some of this culinary delight shortly to make myself feel like a king in my own castle. Grey Poupon The Lost Footage
  • DNA results confirms Iberville teacher fathered child of 15-year-old student

    05/22/2015 12:34:43 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    DNA test results from the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab has confirmed that Keavin Keith, a 30-year-old a teacher at Mathematics, Science and Arts Academy-West in Plaquemine, fathered a child of a 15-year-old student. Earlier this week, an alleged female victim told detectives with the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office, that she had a sexual relationship with Keith that produced a son. The teenager also told authorities that she communicated with Keith via text message and on Facebook.The alleged victim also provided names of other students that may have had inappropriate relationships with Keith. The teen also told authorities that Keith...
  • Teen Genius Solves College Loan Conundrum that So Baffles President Obama

    05/22/2015 12:03:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/22/2015 | Charlotte Hays
    A brilliant young man has single-handedly solved the problem of college loan debt. It was a daringly simple maneuver! Tennessee high school senior Ronald Nelson, Jr., who is a National Merit Scholar, star athlete, sax player, SAT high scorer, and student body president, turned down acceptances from eight Ivy League colleges and will instead attend the University of Alabama this fall. Young Ronald seems to have absorbed at an early age a lesson that eludes many youths (and those who have long since left youth behind): avoid going head over heels in debt. This is not to denigrate an Ivy...
  • The quirky online world of male shaving enthusiasts

    05/22/2015 11:44:57 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    National Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | David Turnbull
    Do you have an interesting, unusual passion that is almost overpowering? Is it by any chance a love of wet shaving? One wet shaving forum online has almost 65,000 members. They’ve posted 400,000 threads, and more than seven million posts. And, of course, there are tens of thousands more who are “guests” — gentlemen who browse the forum, but aren’t members and don’t post. Wet shaving forums have been around for about 10 years. What do they do? Well, they debate, inform, chat and enjoy themselves. For example, should you use distilled water, deionized water, or just plain water when...
  • @POTUS, Obama's Twitter Debut, Faces Racist Backlash

    05/22/2015 11:41:36 AM PDT · by don-o · 15 replies
    NBC ^ | May 22, 2015 | Halimah Abdullah
    It didn't take long for President Barack Obama's joyous inaugural post about joining the Twitterverse to attract vitriolic, profane, lewd and racist posts filled with slurs and threats. One post is a Vine of an animated version of the president engaged in a lewd act. Another asked the president to participate in a graphic sexual act. Other posts directed racist slurs at the president. One person altered a version of the president's famous "Hope" campaign poster to depict the president hanging from a rope. The post read: "We need 'ROPE' FOR CHANGE we still hang from treason don't we?" The...
  • 12 States Release Proposed Premium Increases

    05/22/2015 10:55:38 AM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 4 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 5-22-15 | Sean Riley
    While premium filings aren’t expected from the federal government until next month, a report from The Wall Street Journal released Thursday provides a snapshot of preliminary 2016 rate filings from health insurance market leaders in 11 states. The figures represent average increases in premiums proposed by the largest carriers in each state that has made requests public. A separate report from the Associated Press notes that the largest carrier in South Dakota has proposed a 42.9 percent increase in premiums in the individual market. Increases are subject to review by the states and will be finalized in the fall.
  • Rape culture’s biggest victim may be honesty and truth

    05/22/2015 10:47:53 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 11 replies
    National Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | Barbara Kay
    Does the Guinness Book of World Records have a category for persistence in carrying a mattress around a university campus? If they did, Emma Sulkowicz, who has just graduated from New York’s Columbia University, would doubtless be the record holder. Whether she deserves praise for it or not is another issue. Sulkowicz carried the mattress – she called it an art project — to shame Columbia University for its alleged failure to properly address her claim that she was the victim of a sexual assault, and to raise awareness for the alleged scourge of sexual assault on campuses everywhere.
  • FULL INTERVIEW: Ted Cruz talks to Kevin Steele about Hillary Clinton's emails, gay marriage,(trunc)

    05/22/2015 10:29:53 AM PDT · by Stalwart · 7 replies
    KMBT-TV ^ | May 20, 2015 | Kevin Steele
    FULL INTERVIEW: Ted Cruz talks to Kevin Steele about Hillary Clinton's emails, gay marriage and religious liberty.
  • Vanity: Told the GOP Where They Could Stick Their 'Survey'

    05/22/2015 10:24:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 46 replies
    The GOP Recently sent me a Congressional District Survey. The Villain Reince Priebus then asked for my money at the end. I told him where he could shove his 'request'
  • 9 Secrets to Keep Your Daughter From Becoming a Slut

    05/22/2015 10:12:39 AM PDT · by WILLIALAL · 31 replies
    PJ LIfestyle ^ | March 9, 2014 | Megan Fox
    Some politically incorrect parenting tips to make sure you don't end up with a Miley Cyrus wannabe in your family......
  • Shattuck: Marty Walsh, IndyCar dare us to think fast

    05/22/2015 9:51:18 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 1 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 05-22-15 | Tom Shattuck
    In 2009, the eulogy for the Boston driver rang out over City Hall Plaza. “The car is no longer king in Boston” decreed Mayor Thomas M. Menino. And with that was born an Emerald Necklace of biking and pedestrian accommodations that suffocated every major travel route in the Hub. Travel went from slowish to stoppish. Though Logan International Airport is 2.5 miles from downtown, there are days when it is quicker to get to Worcester. The Big Dig was supposed to make this better. It didn’t. Ponytailed boomers and dandified greenies preen openly, sheathed in exhibitionist spandex, as they cycle...
  • WATCH: Is "Thug" Really the New "N Word"? People React...

    05/22/2015 9:26:53 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 40 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 05/22/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Time to put your learning hats on, because we’re going to take you through the modern Social Justice Warrior (#SJW for short) dictionary. Thug is the new “N” word, “riot” is inherently racist and “terrorism” doesn’t actually mean… terrorism. Yes, this is actually what people on the left believe. They protest over it, in fact. But what about average, every day people on the street? Not even necessarily Liberals or Conservatives. Just normal, every day people. Do they buy into this crap? The answers (some from black people) may surprise you....
  • New Extra Point Rule Puts Philadelphia Eagles and Tim Tebow Ahead of the Curve

    05/22/2015 9:22:33 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 7 replies
    RantSports ^ | May 21, 2015 | Mike Gibson
    In less than two months, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly might have gone from dunce to genius for signing Tim Tebow. The quarterback nobody wanted the last two years could be the very specialist the Eagles need to beat the NFL’s new extra-point rule. For the grand Kelly scheme to work, though, Tebow would have to be activated on game day not as the third quarterback—who can only be used if one of the first two go down—but as a special teams performer. Given Tebow’s size and reputation as a football player over a quarterback, that seems reasonable enough....
  • Who is interrogating the WACO MC members arrested? (Vanity)

    05/22/2015 8:46:40 AM PDT · by Tarasaramozart · 16 replies
    I am new, however, have been monitering this site and others regarding WACO. None of the pressers, blogs, news sites that I have found discuss the status of the arrested MotorCyclists. Are they all still in WACO? Have they attorneys? Have family access to them? Who are the LE's interviewing them, etc. Is it the local LEs or BATFE, FBI, or another federal agency, including military.
  • Former Planned Parenthood manager: Abortion stops a beating heart

    05/22/2015 7:26:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    live action news ^ | May 18, 2015 | Nancy Flanders
    In April of 1991, Sue Thayer took a job with Planned Parenthood in the small community of Storm Lake, Iowa. She was against abortion, but she didn’t know Planned Parenthood was anything more than a health care facility. She was unaware of their focus on abortion. “I thought it would be a great place to work in order to help women,” Thayer said. “I got an entry level job as a family planning assistant.” Within a short period of time, the manager of the Planned Parenthood clinic, who was on maternity leave, decided not to return to the clinic. Thayer...
  • Why Are Palo Alto Kids Killing Themselves?

    05/22/2015 7:23:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/22/2015 | Maggie Gallagher
    This week, San Francisco Magazine published an anthropological incursion by Diana Kapp into the lifestyles of the most privileged teens in the nation in order to ask: Why are the kids of Palo Alto killing themselves? A cluster of teen suicides at Palo Alto high schools in 2010 was followed this year by another four suicide victims from the wealthy and achievement-blessed Henry M. Gunn High School. Fifty-two of its 1,900 students were treated for suicide ideation this past school year. By Kapp’s account, the suicidal cases are only the tip of a very large iceberg of kids who,...
  • CAN TWO PEOPLE REPOPULATE EARTH?

    05/22/2015 7:17:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 05/21/2015 | Morgan Kinney
    Sci-Fi movies present no shortage of doomsday scenarios--asteroids, climate change and supervolcanoes just to name a few. But let’s say that one of these situations actually occurs, and humans are annihilated with the exception of one male and one female. Could humanity survive? The answer is a resounding...maybe, with the only certainty being that the surviving couple is going to be very, very busy. Variations on this scenario occur now and again in nature. They’re called bottlenecks, and they include any event that causes a drastic reduction in a population--think overhunting and natural disasters. Certain species, like dandelions, are great...
  • Why Evan Sayet's Conservative Comedy Tour is Significant

    05/22/2015 6:33:33 AM PDT · by cob201 · 23 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 5/20/15 | Dan Joseph
    This week, Late Show host David Letterman retired. Letterman was a funny guy. But he was also an unabashed liberal who often ferociously attacked his conservative guests while gushing over prominent liberal politicians and media figures. Of course, it’s been obvious for quite some time that comedy—whether on television, in film or in the stand-up world—is dominated by liberal voices. But, conservative comedian Evan Sayet is about to change that. Sayet is a pioneer of conservative stand-up comedy and he’s about to bring his no-holds-barred brand of humor to venues across the country. The tour opens on May 27th in...
  • Pro-abortion writer: There should be more abortions

    05/22/2015 6:04:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    live action news ^ | May 19, 2015 | Sarah Terzo
    How many times have you heard a pro-abortion person say that abortion should be rare? The oft-repeated words, notably spoken by pro-abortion president, Bill Clinton, are “safe, legal, and rare.” Pro-abortion advocates often say this because it makes them look like moderates. But they are also acknowledging that they, like most people, feel uncomfortable about abortion. They may say that abortion should only be a last resort for women, but the policies they support, namely, abortion without any restrictions, actually encourage abortions to be more common. One response to the “safe, legal, rare” mantra is to ask the pro-choicer why...
  • Obama Warns Coast Guard Cadets On Global Warming(Satire)

    Now, I know there are still some folks back in Washington who refuse to admit that climate change is real. And on a day like today, it’s hard to get too worried about it. There are folks who will equivocate. They’ll say, “You know, I’m not a scientist.” Well, I’m not either, but I watch the weather channel. But the best scientists at Democrat Underground know that climate change is happening. Our janitors who work in the intelligence community know climate change is happening. Our leaders like Al Sharpton, Ed Schultz, know it’s happening. Our homeland security professionals at the...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    05/22/2015 5:42:22 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 87 replies
    In Obama's world - our military's top priority is to fight the weather.  PRESIDENT OBAMA: Climate change is one of those most severe threats. This is not just a problem for countries on the coasts or for certain regions of the world. Climate change will impact every country on the planet. No nation is immune. So I am here today to say that climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security. And make no mistake, it will impact how our military defends our country. So we need to act and we need...
  • Josh Duggar apologizes amid molestation allegations, quits Family Research Council

    05/22/2015 4:45:51 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 22nd 2015 | Elahe Izadi
    In the wake of a tabloid report alleging that he molested several underage girls while he was a teenager, reality-television star Josh Duggar said Thursday that he “acted inexcusably” and was “deeply sorry” for what he called “my wrongdoing.” The 27-year-old Duggar, a high-profile member of the evangelical Christian family that stars on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” also resigned his post with the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying organization. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” Duggar said in a statement posted on Facebook on Thursday....
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Dark and Dusty Sky

    05/22/2015 4:25:13 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | May 22, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: In the dusty sky toward the constellation Taurus and the Orion Arm of our Milky Way Galaxy, this broad mosaic follows dark and faint reflection nebulae along the region's fertile molecular cloud. The six degree wide field of view starts with long dark nebula LDN 1495 stretching from the lower left, and extends beyond the (upside down) bird-like visage of the Baby Eagle Nebula, LBN 777, at lower right. Small bluish reflection nebulae surround scattered fainter Taurus stars, sights often skipped over in favor of the constellation's better known, brighter celestial spectacles. Associated with the young, variable star RY...
  • "Flag Folded Thirteen Times" (Vanity Poem)

    05/22/2015 3:37:23 AM PDT · by Vigilantcitizen · 7 replies
    May 22, 2015 | Kermit William Kuhn
    Flag Folded Thirteen Times The boy gazed curiously at the box on the wallIt's glass face held memories his grandmother recalledA medic kit, wallet, and pictures of happier timesA purple heart, bronze star, and a flag folded thirteen times The boy always wondered, but refrained to pryMany times he saw his grandma cryTears filled her eyes creased with linesIn front of the flag folded thirteen times One Memorial Day, grandma thought the boy was readyShe took a deep breath, made her heart steadyAlthough it caused her a lot of painThe boy deserved it because he shared the name “I was...