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  • Can Obama Make Recess Appointments to the Supreme Court?!

    02/13/2016 3:45:11 PM PST · by quesney · 12 replies
    Say it aint so.
  • Live radio and no Scalia talk (Stacy on the Right)

    02/13/2016 3:27:16 PM PST · by No One Special · 3 replies
    KFTK Radio | 2/13/2016 | me
    Live radio program "Stacy on the Right" out of Missouri on KFTK came on at 6pm EDT. Nothing mentioned yet about Scalia. Maybe it's not live. Anyone from around there know more? If you put this in your media player, you should hear the show:
  • Election, by Proxy.

    02/13/2016 3:13:19 PM PST · by Zeneta · 17 replies
    Me | 02/13/2016 | Zeneta
    Election, by Proxy. An extraordinary development has occurred in the 2016 Presidential election. Supreme court Justice Antonin Scalia has died. A Senate confirmation of any Obama appointment is not likely to happen during this election cycle. The GOP, all be it e, Senate will find this decision way too political for them to make. The Democrat party's two candidates will also want a say on the direction of the Court. This election for the Presidency of the United States of America will be decided by what the people think of their Supreme Court nominees. Much of which will be crafted...
  • Vanity: Now is the time to unite

    02/13/2016 3:13:02 PM PST · by Eccl 10:2 · 4 replies
    I Corinthians 1:10 ^ | 2/13/16 | self
    1 Corinthians 1:10 (NIV) 10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.
  • Trump Praises His Judge Sister, A Pro-abortion Extremist Judge

    02/13/2016 3:09:21 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/27/2015 | Rammesh Ponnuru
    Donald Trump told Mark Halperin yesterday that his sister, a federal judge, would be a "phenomenal" Supreme Court justice. He also said that "we will have to rule that out now, at least." If he ever becomes president, let's hope he rules it out permanently. Maryanne Trump Barry came up in my book The Party of Death for writing one of those heated judicial decisions in favor of giving constitutional protection to partial-birth abortion. She called a New Jersey law against it a "desperate attempt" to undermine Roe v. Wade. It was, she wrote, "based on semantic machinations, irrational line-drawing,...
  • SCALIA---This should GALVANIZE all of us! (Vanity)

    02/13/2016 3:05:36 PM PST · by BridgeOutAhead · 65 replies
    No way, no how does Obama get to pick his replacement!! Obama isn't fit to shine Scalia's shoes!! This should GALVANIZE all of us! (Vanity), in honor of this great man, to work doubly, triply hard to defeat the Democrats in November!
  • 1968 Election Year precedent: Let the new president fill Supreme Court vacancy

    02/13/2016 3:05:32 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    The last time there was a vacancy during a presidential election year was 1968, when Earl Warren decided to retire and Lyndon Johnson tried to elevate Abe Fortas to fill his seat. A great political firestorm occurred. It was decided that whoever was elected in November would appoint the successor. Nixon ended up appointing Warren Burger to replace Earl Warren.
  • Something for FR to get united about -- No Confirmation of a Leftist Tool

    02/13/2016 2:34:40 PM PST · by KC Burke · 49 replies
    noodle | 13 Feb 2016 | KC Burke
    Vanity If there was ever something that could unite this site like nothing since the Impeachment Trial, I say it is stopping a leftist tool appointment by the current President who has shown such is always his preference. Dirksen did it. Teddy Kennedy did it. FR can do it. We shall take this as our personal mission. It will be hard to stop the appointment for eleven months, but so was impeaching Clinton and we did that.
  • Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia reported dead

    02/13/2016 2:29:21 PM PST · by ALASKA · 91 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/13/2016 | Julie Fancher
    Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, the San Antonio-Express News reported. Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa, the paper reported. According to a report, Scalia, an associate justice, arrived at the ranch on Friday and attended a private party with about 40 people. When he did not appear for breakfast, a person associated with the ranch went to his room and found a body. The U.S. Marshal Service, the Presidio County sheriff and the...
  • The Future of Gravitational Wave Astronomy

    02/13/2016 2:05:50 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 2/12/16 | Lee Billings
    The Future of Gravitational Wave Astronomy Fully opening this new window on the universe will take decades--even centuries By Lee Billings on February 12, 2016 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Email Print Share via Google+Stumble Upon A simulated view of gravitational waves rippling out from merging black holes. The reddish waves correspond to those recently detected from a real black-hole merger by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO).Credit: NASA/C. Henze Advertisement A century ago, when Albert Einstein first predicted the existence of gravitational waves--subtle ripples in spacetime produced by massive objects hurtling through the cosmos--he also...
  • Watch DARPA’s new turbo mini-drone fly 45 mph in warehouse testing

    02/13/2016 1:13:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | February 13 at 8:00 AM | Dan Lamothe
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently tested quad-copters loaded with sensors and cameras at an old hangar set up as a warehouse at Otis Air National Guard Base in Massachusetts, the agency announced Friday. The effort marked a first flight test for DARPA's Fast Lightweight Autonomy program, which is probing how to develop algorithms that could reduce the amount of human intervention needed to fly small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) through a congested urban environment. The technology could be especially useful in addressing what the military sees as a shortfall. While small drones are now commercially available, it...
  • 700-year-old Danish 'Civil War' coins uncovered

    02/13/2016 1:07:58 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    The Local ^ | Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | unattributed
    A horde of 700 year-old coins has been found by a group of metal detectors in a Jutland field being excavated by archaeologists, the Viborg Museum announced on Wednesday. Coins dating back to a tumultuous period of civil war in Denmark were found in a field south of Foulum and are being put on display at the Viborg Museum. The museum said that three members of the Central Jutland Detector Society (Midtjysk Detektorforening) discovered the mediaeval coins, which are thought to have been hidden during the first half of the 1300s, a period of internal unrest in Denmark which culminated...

    02/13/2016 1:07:30 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    KGO ^ | 13 FEBRUARY 2016 | Sergio Quintana
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The California Highway Patrol is investigating a bizarre attack on the Golden Gate Bridge. Someone armed with a blow gun shot darts at two visitors walking across the bridge. It happened around 2 p.m. Friday on the east sidewalk of the span. Two different people were each hit with a blow dart as they were on the bridge walking toward Vista Point in Sausalito. The two people were not seriously injured. They were treated by a paramedic at Vista Point and then released. The CHP wants to track down the person or people who did this....
  • On Site with Lueb Popoff

    02/13/2016 1:02:42 PM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | Lueb Popoff
    fancy woodworking video 2:21
  • Bronze Age burial near Stonehenge discovered by badger

    02/13/2016 12:59:34 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | February 9, 2016 | unattributed
    <p>A Bronze Age cremation burial has been discovered near Stonehenge after being accidentally dug up by a badger.</p>
  • See Kerry Washington as Anita Hill in the first trailer for HBO's Confirmation

    02/13/2016 12:31:11 PM PST · by JPX2011 · 18 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | February 12, 2016 | Tim Stack
    On Friday, Kerry Washington revealed via her Twitter account the trailer for her April 11th HBO film Confirmation. Washington plays Anita Hill, who famously accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, played in the film by Wendell Pierce, of sexual harassment. Confirmation also features Jeffrey Wright, Greg Kinnear, and Jennifer Hudson.
  • High School Student Turns Down 12 Football Scholarships After Watching “Concussion”

    02/13/2016 12:30:07 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    Global Grind ^ | February 12, 2016 | Bruce Goodwin II
    As revelations surrounding the film Concussion, which explores the relationship between football and CTE, continue to make waves across the NFL, one high school student has turned down 12 football scholarships. John Castello of Mars High School in Pittsburgh decided that his health is more important than any of those opportunities. “The head injuries were a huge reason for my decision, I’ve liked both football and basketball for some time,” Castello said. “I wasn’t totally sure what I wanted to do. Then, that movie Concussion came out and some interviews came out. I watched one interview with Dr. [Bennett] Omalu...
  • The Russian plan to give Leonardo DiCaprio a (homemade) Oscar

    02/13/2016 12:01:32 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2016 | Adam Taylor
    Leonardo DiCaprio is a world-famous and critically respected actor. And yet, rather infamously, he has never won an Academy Award. Now he may have his chance: A group of filmmakers from Russia's far east have hatched a plan to help the Hollywood star finally get his own Oscar. Unfortunately for Leo, the "Oscar" in question it is not an actual Academy Award. Instead, it will be a homemade effort created by the filmmakers themselves, dubbed the "Yakut Oscar" in honor of the region from which it originates (the organizers say they will eventually come up with a better name). The...
  • Peyton Manning and a dark history his football dynasty family have tried to bury

    02/13/2016 11:46:15 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 90 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2016 | OLLIE GILLMAN
    Peyton Manning and his father smeared the star quarterback's college football trainer after he allegedly sexually assaulted her by rubbing his naked testicles and buttocks on her face. Nearly 20 years before his second Super Bowl win, he is claimed to have 'placed his naked butt and rectum' on the face of Dr Jamie Naughright while she was checking his foot for a stress fracture. Unearthed court documents reveal Manning had details of an earlier confrontation involving him and Dr Naughright that may have led to the 1996 alleged assault hushed up. A book co-written by Manning and his father,...
  • Burger King Fries Weiner

    02/13/2016 11:45:32 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 13, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Burger King has delivered perhaps the wittiest Twitter reply ever by a fast food company. It came in response to Anthony Weiner who tweeted about the news that Snoop Dogg will appear in a Burger King training video teaching employees how to cook hot dogs. I don't want to give the hilarious Burger King punchline away so read it for yourself and enjoy yet another laugh at the expense of Weiner who seems doomed to eternally remain at the butt end of jokes.
  • The Carolina Pander for Black Votes

    02/13/2016 11:16:33 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12 Feb 2016 | JUAN WILLIAMS
    Prof. Cornel West, who had previously called Mr. Obama the first “niggerized” president and “a person who is afraid and intimidated when it comes to putting a spotlight on white supremacy,” has endorsed Mr. Sanders and introduced him at rallies in South Carolina. “I love Brother Bernie,” Mr. West said last year. “He tells the truth about Wall Street. He really does.” About Mrs. Clinton, he said earlier this year that “the word integrity is not the first thing that comes to mind.”

    02/13/2016 11:13:37 AM PST · by knarf · 88 replies
    self | February 13, 2016 | knarf
    Having coffee with some friends earlier today, it occurred to me .... I have clicked just about every article, advertisement and FR post that has the word "Trump" in it and I have NEVER received an e-mail from him OR any supporters
  • Fallout 4’s Survival mode is getting a complete overhaul

    02/13/2016 11:06:37 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies ^ | Feb. 13, 2016 12:40 pm | Charles Battersby
    hen Fallout 4 launched, it included several difficulty modes, the highest of which was Survival. This was a deceptive name for the mode, because fans expected that it would alter the mechanics of the game in a manner similar to the Hardcore Mode from Fallout: New Vegas. Unfortunately, Survival just altered the amount of damage that players inflicted and received, along with a few other minor tweaks like an increased likelihood of powerful legendary enemies spawning. According to a recent tweet from the developer, players are getting a proper Survival Mode in the near future. Tweets from Bethesda Game Studios...
  • Men face higher risk of cancers linked to oral sex

    02/13/2016 10:14:29 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 73 replies
    Nearly two out of three of these oral cancers in the United States and most western nations are caused by infection with the HPV 16 strain of the virus, and incidence of cancer is on the rise in recent years, said Gypsyamber D'Souza, who teaches epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Middle aged white men are at particularly high risk compared to other races. ... The reason may be that when women are first exposed to HPV vaginally, they mount an immune response that prevents them from getting an oral HPV infection, she said. But men do not...
  • ‘Mini-brains’ could revolutionise drug research and reduce animal use

    Harvard professor Rudolph Tanzi, who in 2014 developed human brain cells in a gel as part of his work on Alzheimer’s, told the Guardian that he and his colleagues had also seen primitive neural activity. ... Hartung said the neural activity, which can be measured with an EEG-like device, creates a "third dimension" for studying the effects of drugs: not only can researchers examine how drugs affect the health and function of brain cells, they can also see what drugs do to neural activity. Tanzi agreed, saying that in the brain cells with Alzheimer's disease "the signalling is much different....
  • Women write better code, study suggests

    02/13/2016 8:50:51 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/12/2016
    The US researchers analysed nearly 1.4 million users of the open source program-sharing service Github. They found that pull requests - or suggested code changes - made on the service by women were more likely to be accepted than those by men. The paper is awaiting peer review. ... The researchers, from the computer science departments at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and North Carolina State University, looked at around four million people who logged on to Github on a single day - 1 April 2015. Github is an enormous developer community which does not request gender information from its...
  • Half Moon (Flying Horse Sessions) - Branchwater

    02/13/2016 8:37:32 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 8, 2014 | Branchwater
    Half Moon (Flying Horse Sessions) - Branchwater August 2014 Branchwater Flying Horse Sessions
  • Next Door Neighbor Blues (Live @ the Warner Theatre) - Branchwater

    02/13/2016 8:37:29 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 15, 2013 | Branchwater
    Next Door Neighbor Blues (Live @ the Warner Theatre) - Branchwater
  • Gullible, the Catfish (Flying Horse Sessions) - Branchwater

    02/13/2016 8:37:27 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 29, 2014 | Branchwater
    Gullible, the Catfish (Flying Horse Sessions) - Branchwater August 2014 Branchwater Flying Horse Sessions
  • I Was Wronged (Live at the Warner Theatre) - Branchwater HD

    02/13/2016 8:37:24 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 27, 2014 | Branchwater
    I Was Wronged (Live at the Warner Theatre) - Branchwater HD Branchwater's opening tune at the Warner Theatre, June 2014
  • Popular Videos - Sonny James

    02/13/2016 8:37:20 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1953–1983 | Sonny James
    Popular Videos - Sonny James #SonnyJames 200 videos
  • Schumann: Symphony No.2 in C major - P. Järvi / Staatskapelle Dresden

    02/13/2016 8:37:17 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1847 | Composer: Robert Schumann
    Robert Schumann: Symphony No.2 in C major, Op.61 I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo (00:00) II. Scherzo. Allegro vivace (12:06) III. Adagio espressivo (19:21) IV. Allegro molto vivace (29:35) Staatskapelle Dresden Paavo Järvi, conductor October 18, 2005 Semperoper, Dresden
  • Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon (Full Album) HD.

    02/13/2016 8:37:13 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1 March 1973 | Pink Floyd
    Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon 01. Speak To Me - 00:00 02. Breathe - 01:14 03. On The Run - 03:58 04. Time - 07:44 05. The Great Gig In The Sky - 14:35 06. Money - 19:12 07. Us And Them - 25:50 08. Any Colour You Like - 33:32 09. Brain Damage - 34:50 10. Eclipse - 40:05
  • Eric Garner Choked, and Now Berned

    02/13/2016 8:29:22 AM PST · by mystery-ak · 3 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | Feb. 13, 2016 | Victor J Massad
    On July 17, 2014 a 44 year old black man by the name of Eric Garner was choked to death by police officers who were enforcing the cigarette tax for their socialist mayor. A year and a half later, Garner’s daughter Erica is using her father’s death to promote the political campaign of a socialist running for president.
  • 342 DAYS

    02/13/2016 8:10:47 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 34 replies
    2/11/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is 342 days, 0 hours, 49 minutes, 35 seconds until the petty destructive Islamic malevolent anti-American sissified evil angry incompetent middle-finger-waving socialist petulant Constitution-ignoring malignant narcissist Saboteur-In-Chief illegal communist gay crack-smoking Kenyan crypto-muslim dictator President "Stompy-Foot" Obama leaves office. That is: 342 days 8208 hours 492529 minutes 29551775 seconds Please ask if you wish to be put on, or taken off, of the Countdown: Exit Obama (C.E.O.) Ping List Note: This timer is synched to January 20, 2017 at precisely 12 noon. It includes the Leap Year day.
  • Trump’s America

    02/13/2016 7:38:44 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 12, 2016 | Charles Murray
    If you are dismayed by Trumpism, don't kid yourself that it will fade away if Donald Trump fails to win the Republican nomination. Trumpism is an expression of the legitimate anger that many Americans feel about the course that the country has taken, and its appearance was predictable. It is the endgame of a process that has been going on for a half-century: America's divestment of its historic national identity.
  • Obama's foreign policy incompetence encouraging Putin to go to war with Turkey

    02/13/2016 7:35:49 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 Feb, 2016 | Rick Moran
    I remember a lot of people speculating about what would have happened in the world if Jimmy Carter had been elected to a second term. Many believed that the Soviets would have taken advantage of Carter's weakness and confusion to confront NATO, believing that the U.S. would be paralyzed into inaction. Something similar could happen today, according to some analysts. Vladimir Putin's saber-rattling at Turkey could become more than bluster if the Russian strongman doesn't think that the U.S. and NATO would go to war if Moscow attacked Turkey. The Russians are beginning military exercises in the region immediately adjacent...
  • The Most Expensive Warship Ever Built Might Already Be Close to Obsolete

    02/13/2016 7:21:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    National Interest ^ | February 12, 2016 | Harry J. Kazianis
    The U.S. Navy’s latest and greatest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald Ford, when completed, will join the ranks of the world’s most advanced warships ever put to sea. It will carry an air wing with firepower second to none. It will be defended by some of the most powerful naval vessels on the planet. And yet, coming in at an astounding $15 billion dollars—the most expensive naval vessel ever—its time as the symbol of U.S. power projection and military dominance may be over. Notice I used the words may be over. The simple fact is this: no one really knows...
  • Suit Filed Challenging Move to Require Voter Proof Of Citizenship In 3 States

    02/13/2016 7:09:00 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 13 replies
    TPM ^ | 2-13-2016 | Tierney Sneed
    A lawsuit was filed Friday afternoon challenging the surprise move by the head of a federal elections agency to require proof of citizenship to register to vote in three states. The suit alleges that Brian Newby -- the executive director of the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission (EAC) who unilaterally approved the change to the federal form -- acted outside of his authority and departed from several commission protocols in making the change. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia by the League of Women Voters, Project Vote, the Georgia State Conference of the...
  • Cruz Attacks Rubio On Planned Parenthood

    02/13/2016 6:58:14 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/12/2016 | Burgess Everett
    GREENVILLE, S.C. - Ted Cruz unleashed a blistering attack on Marco Rubio's record on Planned Parenthood in front of hundreds of conservative voters at the Faith and Family Presidential Forum on Friday, insisting that his Senate colleague did not stand with him last fall as he sought to strip funding for the women's health care organization in a spending bill. There is little daylight between Cruz and Rubio regarding their disdain for Planned Parenthood. But Cruz is seeking to cast Rubio as weak-kneed and unwilling to stand behind the Texas senator's 2015 strategy to defund the women's health organization. The...
  • Is An End To Air Traffic Control Gridlock Near?

    02/13/2016 5:56:32 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 2/12/2016 | John Merline
    The nation’s antiquated, balky, delay-prone air traffic control system could finally be a thing of the past, after a House committee approved a bill to transform the horribly mismanaged government-run Air Traffic Control system into a federally chartered non-profit corporation.
  • Pondering Gravitational Waves

    02/13/2016 5:52:10 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 24 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 2/11/16 | Paul Gilster
    Pondering Gravitational Wavesby Paul Gilster on February 11, 2016 "Einstein would be beaming," said National Science Foundation director France Córdova as she began this morning's news conference announcing the discovery of gravitational waves. I can hardly disagree, because we have in this discovery yet another confirmation of the reality of General Relativity. Caltech's Kip Thorne, who discussed black hole mergers way back in 1994 in his book Black Holes and Time Warps, said at the same news conference that Einstein must have been frustrated by the lack of available technologies to detect the gravitational waves his theory predicted, a lack...
  • OREGON STANDOFF: 'The Portland Twenty-five', Seim on FBI: "They were there for violence"

    02/13/2016 5:26:26 AM PST · by Nextrush · 37 replies
    2/13/2016 | Self
    There were two indictments unsealed in connection with the protest-occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge yesterday. Newly charged were Geoffrey Stanek and Travis Cox. Stanek has been arrested, Cox has not yet been arrested at last report. There are now 25 people charged in connection with the protest. Back in 1968 when anti-Vietnam War protestors violently disrupted the Democratic National Convention, with f-bombs coming from their mouths and throwing excrement at the authorities, their leaders were charged. Their supporters and the mainstream media dubbed them "The Chicago Seven". Those now accused of protesting non-violently in Oregon may need a...
  • President Obama to Michelle: Love ya boo — but I'm golfing on Valentine's Day

    02/13/2016 5:08:57 AM PST · by Daffynition · 32 replies
    LAT ^ | 02/13/16 | Christie D'Zurilla
    President Obama has Valentine's Day figured out: Declare your love for your wife on national TV a couple of days early, then go play golf. "I love you so much," the president said to Michelle Obama via "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Friday. "I Obamacare about you more than you even know." He'd taped the appearance on Thursday, when he was in L.A. after attending fundraisers in the Bay Area.
  • Is it possible the server served another purpose? (vanity)

    02/13/2016 4:11:44 AM PST · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 51 replies
    Foundahardheadedwoman ^ | 2/13/16 | Foundahardheadedwoman
    I have a question for FRiends smarter than me. Is it possible that Hillary was using her unsecured server as a way to transfer state secrets to her benefit by using the excuse that the info was stolen? After watching the Clintons for many years it seems they always have an out and is it possible that the server was that out? Remember Hillary's first excuse was that she was just not tech savvy. This has been in my mind for a while and anyone with any insight would help me. Thanks in advance.
  • Parole revoked for Carteret man who 'robbed man at gunpoint in Jersey City': officials

    02/13/2016 1:20:10 AM PST · by This_far · 2 replies
    The Joursey Journal ^ | February 13, 2016 | Michaelangelo Conte
    A 22-year-old Carteret man who recently spent nearly three years in prison for weapons offenses was in court Tuesday on charges that he robbed a man at gunpoint in Jersey City while on parole, officials said.
  • The Bishop Who Wants to Bring Great Books to the Midwest

    02/13/2016 12:40:25 AM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies ^ | February 5, 2016 | John Burger
    In a recent essay, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb., shared with readers how great literature has had a profound impact on his life. Now, he is striving to bring the gifts of Western civilization and Catholic culture to as many others as possible. Aleteia spoke with Bishop Conley about his vision and his plans for the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture in Lincoln. Could you talk about the role that great literature has played in your life, particularly in your formation as a person and in your spiritual formation? I grew up in the Presbyterian Church...
  • Lincoln’s Birthday Reflections: His insights on liberty and tyranny still ring true today

    02/12/2016 11:59:28 PM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2.12.16 | Kevin Portteus
    Abraham Lincoln told an 1864 audience that "the world has never had a good definition of the word 'liberty.'" Different people can define liberty in different, even contradictory ways, so that both sides in a conflict can claim to the mantle of liberty. That was exactly the situation in the Civil War: Slaveholders defined liberty in such a way as to make themselves the guardians of liberty... The South's liberty was the liberty to hold other people as chattel slaves. What the slaveholders called liberty, the North quite rightly called tyranny; namely, the systematic deprivation of the natural rights of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Yutu on a Little Planet

    02/12/2016 11:24:09 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | February 13, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Tracks lead to a small robot perched near the top of this bright little planet. Of course, the planet is really the Moon. The robot is the desk-sized Yutu rover, leaving its looming Chang'e 3 lander after a after a mid-December 2013 touch down in the northern Mare Imbrium. The little planet projection is a digitally warped and stitched mosaic of images from the lander's terrain camera covering 360 by 180 degrees. Ultimately traveling over 100 meters, Yutu came to a halt in January 2014. The lander's instruments are still working though, after more than two years on the...
  • Free Republic 2016 Caucus Open Discussion Thread XXV

    02/12/2016 9:46:14 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 4 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 13 February 2016 | [Windflier]
    Text from last thread: DO NOT VOTE ON THIS THREAD. This is the nightly DISCUSSION thread for the ongoing 2016 Free Republic Caucus. Per caucus rules, no comments are allowed on the caucus thread itself - hence this open chat thread. If you'd like to vote in the caucus, please look in the sidebar for the link, or check downthread here. [Direct link: Free Republic Caucus 2016 02/13] Thanks, and let 'er rip! Windy