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  • Hot new viral video laughs at millennials until . . . BAM!

    05/01/2016 11:24:14 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 3 replies
    http://www.bizpacreview.com ^ | May 1 2016 | Carmine Sabia
    Musician Micah Tyler had no idea when he made a hilarious video about millennials for his church that it would catch fire the way it has. Set to the tune of the classic “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” written by Paul McCartney the singer lampoons man buns, Instagram posts and yoga pants while he sings “Gotta Love Millennials.”
  • Starbucks faces $5M lawsuit over amount of ice in its iced beverages

    05/01/2016 7:13:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 1, 2016
    Coffee conglomerate Starbucks is being sued for $5 million over the amount of ice the drink-maker puts in its iced beverages. According to The Telegraph, Stacy Pincus filed a 29-page complaint in Northern Illinois Federal Court in Chicago last week. Pincus alleges that Starbucks customers are being misled because the company’s iced drinks contain just over half the drink they are paying for.
  • Seattle May Day protest OMG!! They have spray cans...

    05/01/2016 7:10:14 PM PDT · by djf · 18 replies
    May 1, 2016 | djf
    OK, I was watching local CBS news so I could watch 60 Minutes when it came on. Instead they have on wall to wall, live Camera coverage of May day protests. Now I might not have to say it, but at what point is the media actually responsible for the news? I mean if you put a camera on the street and tell folks they are going to be on the news, what kind of toadstools do you expect to show up? This whole thing is quite a bit over the top. And God forbid, they should be armed with...
  • Still Report #834 - Cruz Bails on Indiana

    05/01/2016 7:01:06 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 76 replies
    Still Reporting on Politics ^ | May 1, 2016 | Bill Still
    Only hours after suckering Indiana Governor Mike Pence into endorsing him, Ted Cruz has given up on Indiana as a result of surging polls for Donald Trump and crashing Cruz polls as a result of the double-cross bargain he had with John Kasich. According to the Associated Press: “Ted Cruz has pulled his full campaign apparatus out of Indiana. Ted Cruz’s campaign manager is telling media officials that they are now going to focus all of their campaign efforts in the state of California.” The news comes less than 24 hours after the latest polling showed Cruz 22 points behind...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton rips Larry Wilmore for saying N-word to President Obama

    05/01/2016 6:40:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 1, 2016 | Reuven Blau
    Comedian Larry Wilmore’s friendly reference to President Obama as “my n---a” has ignited a social media maelstrom, with some, including Rev. Al Sharpton, criticizing the use of the racist term. The Comedy Central host concluded his monologue with the term at the White House Correspondents’ dinner Saturday night. “Words alone do me no justice. So Mr. President I’m going to keep it 100: Yo Barry, you did it my n---a,” Wilmore told the black tie audience. “You did it.”
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show May 2 2016

    05/01/2016 6:22:27 PM PDT · by GregB · 1 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the Rose half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh's 1250 AM The Answer WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver! Grab a cup of joe and lets discuss Rose's latest show. Lots of good guests and and a round table discussion on Fridays!!
  • “Values”? – Carly Fiorina Falls From Stage, Ted Ignores Her

    05/01/2016 5:32:26 PM PDT · by detective · 196 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 1, 2016 | Sundance
    Today in Indiana Carly Fiorina represented the visible metaphor for the Ted Cruz campaign when she literally fell off the stage – and Ted Cruz ignored her distress. You can’t make this stuff up folks:
  • “DIY Antibiotics”: What To Grow to Protect Your Health In a Crisis

    05/01/2016 4:47:36 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 32 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | April 30, 2016 | Mac Slavo
    ... Yes, you can make your own anti-biotics at home. I’ll show you how to make a really super powerful one (it’s easy to do). Anyone can do it. Most people will want to do this in their backyards or on a patio. But I suppose you could do it indoors too. This one I’ll show you how to make is way more complex than anything the pharmaceutical companies can produce, yet it is simpler and easier to make. No, you won’t need a lab of chemistry set. No, you won’t need microscopes or chemicals. Nope, you won’t even need...
  • Father Guards the Door While Daughter Uses Target Restroom..Then This Happens (VIDEO)

    05/01/2016 3:39:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    freedomdaily.com ^ | May 1 2016 | American Infidel
    Wow! Target employees wouldn’t even let a Father protect his daughter from sexual predators! This is insane! It’s only logical that fathers stand guard near the restroom when shopping at Target (and other stores) from here on out. Men being allowed to use the women’s room is a blight on our society, and it will come back to haunt us. From Faith Family America: A YouTube commentator and father known as Dave “Coach Dave” Daubenmire walked into Target a few days ago with his smartphone video camera turned on and asked employees to clarify the company’s new policy that allows...
  • Prized Racing Camels Bred for Success

    05/01/2016 2:37:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Tapei Times ^ | Mon, May 02, 2016
    Deep in the Qatari desert, Musharif spends his afternoons “swimming” in a large pool that doubles as a Jacuzzi, just one of the perks of being a racing camel. “It is for his muscles, it is good for the speed,” shouts one of Musharif’s handlers, pointing at the water as the calm three-year-old animal is led by a rope along the length of the pool at the Tharb camel hospital. SNIP In a region where camel racing is big business, Tharb’s work is increasingly important, and the first camels bred at the center are already racing in Qatar. Tibary admitted...
  • Malia Obama to attend Harvard in 2017 after a ‘gap year’

    05/01/2016 1:52:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 104 replies
    yahoo ^ | May 1, 2016 | Dylan Stableford
    President Obama’s eldest daughter, Malia, has made a decision about where she will attend college. And she has chosen Harvard University. Malia, who is due to graduate from high school next month, will enter Harvard in the fall of 2017, the White House said Sunday. She will take a “gap year” before beginning her freshman year at the Cambridge, Mass., school, the Obamas said. Malia had visited at least a dozen elite public and private colleges, including Columbia (where President Obama earned his bachelor’s degree), Princeton (where first lady Michelle Obama earned hers), Brown, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, New...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 5/1 7-11pm est

    05/01/2016 1:48:18 PM PDT · by Vision · 22 replies
    WAMU ^ | 5/1/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • ‘Meternity’ author bails on ‘GMA’ at last minute after backlash

    05/01/2016 12:57:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    NYPost ^ | April 29, 2016
    She needed a little more “me time.” Meghann Foye — the author of “Meternity” — bailed on her Friday “Good Morning America” interview at the last minute, facing intense backlash from moms and childless women who say she’s deeply mistaken about maternity leave. “Meghann was supposed to join us right here live,” “GMA” host Amy Robach announced. “She has just pulled out of the interview. There has been so much backlash about her comments, viewers across the country weighing in on this all night long.”
  • Fear the Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 2 Episode 4

    05/01/2016 12:25:04 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 35 replies
    N/A | May 1, 2016 | N/A
  • Boy Shoots Himself In Head While Taking Selfie

    05/01/2016 12:22:09 PM PDT · by traumer · 43 replies
    A teenager in India has accidentally shot himself in the head with his father's gun while trying to take a selfie photograph. Police said 15-year-old Ramandeep Singh is being treated in hospital at Pathankot in Punjab state and is expected to survive. It is the latest in a series of accidents which have happened during attempts to take selfies. Deputy police superintendent Manoj Kumar said it happened when the schoolboy was playing at home with the licensed revolver, which is normally kept in a wardrobe. "The boy's father and family said that he was trying to take a selfie with...
  • MOTHER AND DAUGHTER TALK ABOUT HILLARY #1

    05/01/2016 11:57:04 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    dfu via twitter ^ | 5-1-2016 | dfu
  • Professor Frenkel: Why Shouldn't We Drop Algebra From Our Education System?

    05/01/2016 11:46:48 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 159 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | 4/26/2016 | Alex Alaniz
    Mathematician Edward Frenkel was promoting his New York Times bestseller “Love and Math.” Social scientist Andrew Hacker, on the other hand, caught my attention immediately after the New York Times published his article arguing for the elimination of algebra from our education system. We don’t need it anymore, he claimed,. It does us far more bad than good. Hacker is a hit now. His anti-math book, “The Math Myth: And Other STEM Delusions” is holding its own against “Love and Math,” despite Frenkel’s book being translated into more than a dozen languages and Frenkel’s indefatigable popularization of the power, passion,...
  • Okay West Coast Freepers, help me out (vanity)

    05/01/2016 11:44:39 AM PDT · by Celtic Conservative · 28 replies
    A Really Neat Antique Shop | 05/01/16 | Celtic Conservative
    Okay folks on the left coast, help me out. Whilst rummaging through a antique shop I found a really neat photo. It is a photo of a combination drive through florist shop and restaurant in Los Angeles. Based on the cars in the shot, It could be from anywhere from 1948 to 1952 (sorry, I don't have the ability to post pictures). The sign on the business says "McEldowneys". From my research it was owned By JK McEldowney, a LA businessman who went on to make the classic 1951 film "The River". He died in 2004 at the age of...
  • Bernie on CSpan live ( he is not giving up folks )

    05/01/2016 11:44:12 AM PDT · by taildragger · 14 replies
    CSPAN | 05/01/16 | taildragger
    FR-ers....Anyone watching the Bern on CSPAN...He is not giving up, and making a Plea for "Fairer" Super-Delegate apportioning. Give a listen or watch.
  • NASA Research Provides New Details On Mystery of How the Moon Got ‘Inked’

    05/01/2016 11:31:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Lunar swirls can be tens of miles across and appear in groups or just as an isolated feature. Previous observations yielded two significant clues about their formation: First, they appear where ancient bits of magnetic field are embedded in the lunar crust (although not every “fossil” magnetic field on the moon has a lunar swirl). Second, the bright areas in the swirls appear to be less weathered than their surroundings. The space environment is harsh; many things can cause material exposed to space to change chemically and darken over time, including impacts from microscopic meteorites and the effects of the...
  • A letter of thanks to Apple, from a grateful dad

    05/01/2016 11:17:12 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    A Medium Corporation ^ | April 29, 2016 | by David A. House
    Earlier this evening I got a call from my son, I could hear voices in the background so I just thought he had butt dialed me. I called back, planning to ask my son what his butt wanted. No answer. Strange. A few minutes later he called again. He couldn’t hear me, but I could hear him. He said “I’m not sure if you can hear me, but I’m at Kennestone Hospital ER”. He repeated that several times and eventually the call ended. I called the ER and eventually found out he was in a car accident, but he was...
  • You've Gotta Love Millennials - Humor

    05/01/2016 11:07:37 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/30/2016 | Micah Tyler
    This video was a parody that opened a talk at the Church Leaders Conference encouraging people to see past the stereotypes and recognizing the unique potential that millennials have!
  • Apple Will Analyze iPhone of Teen Missing at Sea (Video at source)

    05/01/2016 10:55:05 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 29, 2016, 5:18 PM ET | By EMILY SHAPIRO
    Apple will analyze the recovered iPhone that may hold the key to what happened last summer when two Florida teens disappeared on a boating trip, according to an agreement reached by the teens' parents in court today. The recovered iPhone belonged to 14-year-old Austin Stephanos, who went missing while on a boat trip with Perry Cohen, also 14, in July. The Coast Guard led an eight-day search in the Atlantic, covering 50,000 nautical miles. The boys' bodies were never found. But Austin's iPhone was on board when the boys' boat was recovered last month about 100 miles off the coast...
  • Ultimate Act of a Frantic Establishment, Willing to do Anything to Stop Trump

    05/01/2016 10:19:19 AM PDT · by Vermont Lt · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5/1/2016 | SM Gibson
    As Donald Trump inches closer to the Republican nomination, GOP insiders scramble to put a halt to the billionaire’s run for the White House. A new lawsuit filed in the state of California could prove to be the ultimate act of desperation by a frantic establishment willing to go to any lengths to end Trump’s bid for the Oval Office. However, if the allegations contained within the court documents are found to be true, they would not only spell the end of Trump’s presidential aspirations, but most likely his brand as a whole.
  • Total Disaster: USPS Survey Shows That The Entire Workforce Is Abjectly Miserable

    05/01/2016 10:15:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 68 replies
    townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    We all have cracked jokes about the United States Postal Service, especially about their workers “going postal.” Most postal workers you’ve encountered are probably lethargic, short-tempered, half-asleep, or just plain rude. Well, that could be due to their work environment. These people are miserable, which is what the USPS painfully discovered when they gave Gallup to conduct this survey at the cost of $1.8 million (via Inside Sources):The topline results were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request after the USPS declined to provide the data to InsideSources when asked in January. Postal workers reported strong job dissatisfaction, and...
  • Sikh man pulled off Greyhound bus after being falsely accused of terror bomb threat - before....

    05/01/2016 10:08:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 70 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | May 1 2016 | Khaleda Rahman For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Sikh man pulled off Greyhound bus after being falsely accused of terror bomb threat - before being held for 30 hours by police and photographed without his turban A Sikh man is demanding authorities bring charges against a woman who falsely accused him of making a bomb threat and led to him being pulled off a Greyhound bus at gunpoint, detained for 30 hours and photographed without his turban. Daljeet Singh, who is from the Punjab region of India, had been travelling by Greyhound from Phoenix, Arizona, to Indianapolis, Indiana, on February 21, when another passenger reported he...
  • A very sweet tale of how life used to be!

    05/01/2016 10:02:08 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 19 replies
    http://email ^ | 5/1/16 | unknown
    A very sweet tale of how life used to be! The Black Telephone When I was a young boy, my father had one of the first telephones in our neighborhood. I remember the polished, old case fastened to the wall. The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box.. I was too little to reach the telephone, but used to listen with fascination when my mother talked to it. Then I discovered that somewhere inside the wonderful device lived an amazing person. Her name was "Information Please" and there was nothing she did not know. Information Please could supply...
  • New Ferrari 488 Earns First WeatherTech Championship Pole (New Battle Between Ford And Ferrari)

    05/01/2016 9:54:17 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 42 replies
    IMSA ^ | 30 Apr, 2016 | International Motor Sports Assoc.
    Fifty years ago, Ferrari and Ford engaged in an epic battle for sports car racing supremacy. In IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying on Saturday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, a new chapter in the storied battle began. The No. 68 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GTE in the hands of Daniel Serra knocked the No. 67 Ford GT driven by Ryan Briscoe off the class pole position on his final lap to secure the top starting spot in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class for Sunday’s two-hour Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix.
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Terre Haute, IN (5-1-16)

    05/01/2016 9:51:59 AM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 5/1/2016 | RSB
    Sunday, May 1, 2016: LIVE stream of the Donald Trump for President rally in Terre Haute, IN at the Indiana Theater. The event is to begin at 1:00 PM Eastern.
  • Your Options Leading Up to a Declaration of Martial Law

    05/01/2016 9:19:07 AM PDT · by conservativeimage.com · 123 replies
    FReeper Display of Arms and Bearers | 5/1/16 | (self) Red Fox
    1. Prevention: Create a situation that is unmanageable, something so large and widespread across the country that any declaration by Obama will be made ineffective. Engage massive numbers of lawful gun owners in a frequent display of force and unity against tyranny and violence. An observable, training and coordinating armed population will deter revolutionary forces simply by making it's presence known. Stand together and make your own declaration as a community: We are too many. We have forged alliances with our constitutional sheriffs. We will not recognize a declaration of martial law by this subversive administration. 2. Join a Militia:...
  • Malia Obama to attend Harvard after gap year

    05/01/2016 9:09:13 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | May 1, 2016 | Sun May 1, 2016
    (CNN)Malia Obama, the oldest of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama's two daughters, will attend Harvard University. She'll begin there in the fall of 2017, after taking a gap year, the White House announced Sunday. She'll be a member of the class of 2021. Obama said at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday that his family plans to stay in Washington for two years after his presidency ends so that their youngest daughter, Sasha, can finish high school.
  • “We Want Them Dead” — ISIS Releases “Hit List” Of 3,600 New Yorkers

    05/01/2016 8:54:31 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 38 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 29 Apr, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In its latest attempt to instill fear far away from the battlefield in Syria, or the recently terrorism-plagued countries of France and Belgium, last week Islamic State supporters published the names and addresses of 3,600 New Yorkers in an apparent “hit list” designed to escalate the group’s campaign of sowing fear far from the battlefield in Syria. According to the CSM the names on the list were released last week by a group calling itself United Cyber Caliphate on the encrypted chat application Telegram, which IS supporters have used to recruit supporters and spread propaganda. As Reuters adds, the group...
  • Does Erdogan want his own Islamic state?

    05/01/2016 8:41:06 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 29 Apr, 2016 | Mustafa Akyol
    Parliament Speaker Ismail Kahraman unexpectedly sparked controversy in Turkey when on April 25 he declared that Turkey’s new constitution should forgo mention of “secularism” and instead be a “religious constitution” referencing God. His words reignited Turkey’s always tense “secularism debate,” which has been amplified since 2002 when the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power. Kahraman's remarks led to protests in a number of cities, a call by the main opposition leader for him to resign and allegations by secular pundits that the Speaker had shown the AKP’s “true face,” its “real intentions.” Because Kahraman is a known confidant...
  • Students call for sanitary bins to be placed in male toilets for transgender men on their periods

    05/01/2016 8:25:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 55 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | April 30, 2016 | Jonathan Petre for The Mail on Sunday
    Student activists are calling on universities to install sanitary towel bins in men’s toilets so that biologically female transgender students who use them do not face discrimination. The Mail on Sunday has found that equality rights campaigners at three leading universities have called for the changes – resulting in family groups branding the move ‘madness’. They include Southampton Student Union, which has drawn up a ‘Trans Inclusion Policy’, in which ‘trans’ is defined as a ‘wide umbrella term, covering those who transcend traditional boundaries of gender and sex, those who are gender variant, and those whose gender identity does not...
  • Miracle in Chicago? Pilgrims flock to see Orthodox icon weeping drops of oil

    05/01/2016 8:08:56 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 4/29/2016 | Mark Woods
    Thousands of Orthodox Christians are flocking to a church in southwest Chicago to witness what they believe is a miracle.According to the Chicago Tribune, tiny drops of sweet-smelling oil have been trickling down an icon of John the Baptist at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Homer Glen. The parishioners believe the droplets have healing properties.Parish priest Rev Sotirios Dimitriou – known as Father Sam – said: "The first thing out of my mouth was 'What do I do?' You don't expect anything like this. It's breathtaking. It's so powerful to see such an act of God before your eyes." The...
  • The Climate Police Escalate

    05/01/2016 8:00:08 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal via Google link ^ | 29 Apr, 2016 | Editorial Board
    Sometimes we wonder if we’re still living in the land of the free. Witness the subpoena from Claude Walker, attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands, demanding that the Competitive Enterprise Institute cough up a decade of emails and policy work, as well as a list of private donors. Mr. Walker is frustrated that the free-market think tank won’t join the modern church of climatology, so he has joined the rapidly expanding club of Democratic politicians and prosecutors harassing dissenters. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman started the assault last autumn with a subpoena barrage on Exxon Mobil. His demand...
  • Portland celebrity chef Jenn Louis arrested on domestic violence charge

    05/01/2016 7:46:07 AM PDT · by nwrep · 52 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | April 30, 2016 | Lynne Terry
    Celebrity chef Jenn Louis has been arrested on suspicion of attacking her husband at their popular North Portland restaurant Lincoln. Police showed up at the restaurant at 3808 N. Williams Ave. about 9:15 p.m. Friday following a 911 call by Louis' husband, David Welch. He told police that she had socked him in the nose and then left, according to Sgt. Pete Simpson, Portland police spokesman. When officers arrived, they interviewed Welch and took Louis' statement outside the restaurant. Based on their accounts, Louis was booked into Multnomah County jail just before 11 p.m. on a domestic violence misdemeanor assault....
  • Dramatic success in 2 states that innovated on subsidies for poor people

    05/01/2016 7:45:15 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1 May, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    I suppose that I ought to offer a cliché alert with this post, because the lessons from Kansas and Delaware are obvious to anyone other than a progressive. Yet, those lessons are still not put into practice in most places in this country, so please forgive me for praising innovation in applying a rudimentary understanding of human nature to government policies regarding the poor. The first cliché to be cited is the old one about federalism constituting the laboratory of democracy. Maybe it is trite, but I really wish my state, California, would pay attention to what Delaware and Kansas...
  • I-TEAM: FEDS TAKE ACTION AGAINST FOR-PROFIT, SKOKIE-BASED SCHOOL

    05/01/2016 7:32:56 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 3 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 29 APRIL 2016 | ABC 7 CHICAGO
    SKOKIE, Ill. (WLS) -- Students of a Skokie-based college are concerned about their future after finding out that government officials have taken action against their school. It's a new development in the I-Team's investigation into for-profit colleges. Computer Systems Institute is the latest for-profit under fire. Students at the Illinois campuses are hoping they'll still be able to get degrees after spending thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours on their education. "The director just told us about this, and we were like, 'Wow, why didn't to you tell us before?'" said Stephanie Edwards, CSI student.
  • DAILY HERALD: BIOMETRICS IN SCHOOL LUNCHROOMS

    05/01/2016 7:31:22 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 01 MAY 2016 | ABC 7 CHICAGO
    LAKE ZURICH, Ill. (WLS) -- Students at a small but growing number of suburban school districts can quickly pay for lunch with a thumbprint scan.
  • Man follows woman into restroom after mistaking her for a man

    05/01/2016 7:27:58 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 01 MAY 2016 | TONYA EISERER
    FRISCO -- It was an unsettling bathroom counter that Jessica Rush will never forget. Rush was inside a bathroom Thursday at Baylor Medical Center in Frisco when a man barged into the women’s bathroom because he thought she was a male. “You didn’t look like a girl when I saw you enter. I thought you was a…,” the man told her. “A boy?” she asked him. “Yes, I was kind of confused when I saw this,” the unidentified man. “That’s the only reason. Now that I see you are a woman. … You know it’s difficult. Of course, you dress...
  • May 1856

    05/01/2016 7:27:57 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 4 replies
    amazon.com | 2004, 1926, 1995 | Nicole Etcheson, Carl Sandburg, David Herbert Donald
  • The government wants your fingerprint to unlock your phone. Should that be allowed?

    05/01/2016 7:17:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    L A Times ^ | By Matt Hamilton and Richard Winton
    s the world watched the FBI spar with Apple this winter in an attempt to hack into a San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, federal officials were quietly waging a different encryption battle in a Los Angeles courtroom. There, authorities obtained a search warrant compelling the girlfriend of an alleged Armenian gang member to press her finger against an iPhone that had been seized from a Glendale home. The phone contained Apple's fingerprint identification system for unlocking, and prosecutors wanted access to the data inside it. It marked a rare time that prosecutors have demanded a person provide a fingerprint to open...
  • The Problem With Echo Chambers on Campus and Beyond

    05/01/2016 6:36:20 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 22 replies
    NYT ^ | March 20, 2016 | Bryan Stascavage
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  • Prince: George Lopez Helps Family with Big Bucks

    05/01/2016 6:25:58 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 26 replies
    tmz ^ | 5/1 | tmz
    Prince's family has a guardian angel ... who goes by the name George Lopez, because we've learned the comedian has fronted money to the family the singer left behind. Turns out ... George was tight with Prince, and he learned all of the assets in the estate have been frozen until a judge determines how much the administrator can give family members for living expenses. Prince was generous with his family, giving them money and even homes during his life. Some of the singer's siblings are now cash strapped because they've been temporarily cut off, and we've learned George has...
  • Boycott the Pro Cruz article spammers

    05/01/2016 5:00:49 AM PDT · by Kudsman · 206 replies
    Vanity | May 1, 2016 | Kudsman
    Sorry for the vanity, but this is getting tiresome to me. The same few posters find any drivel to support Lyin' Ted or any screed to jab Mr. Trump. We all know who they are. What if nobody responds to their attempts to incite? Maybe the threads die out sooner and some of the invectives against one another lessen. I know that I have been purposely avoiding even reading articles posted by the select few. I have found my blood pressure to be much better once I started ignoring the falling trees.
  • Anti-Trump Rioters Gone Wild [UNCENSORED] (Costa Mesa California)

    05/01/2016 1:51:46 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 41 replies
    You Tube ^ | 29.04.2016 | The Alex Jones Channel via You Tube
    An Anti-Trump Protest in Costa Mesa California turned violent Thursday night. Trump supporters were assaulted, police vehicles destroyed, and roads shut down.
  • ‘She’s Pretty!’ Blind Son Sees Mom For First Time

    04/30/2016 11:40:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 30, 2016 | Dallas Franklin
    It was an unforgettable moment for the mother and son. Chris Ward's eye muscles never fully developed, making it impossible for him to see clearly, WDBJ reports. "It's been an inspiration to me because he's never complained about it," Marquita Hackley said about her son's condition. In the past, doctors told the 12-year-old's mother there was nothing they could do to help her son. Recently, Chris and his mother traveled to Washington, D.C. to test out a relatively new technology called eSight. Using special glasses, Chris saw his mother for the first time. "Well when I saw my mom for...
  • The Link Between Mosquito Spraying and Autism

    04/30/2016 10:49:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    Time ^ | April 30, 2016 | Alexandra Sifferlin
    A new study suggests a connection between the two A new study finds a correlation between the aerial spraying of pesticides to kill mosquitoes and an increased risk of developmental delays and autism among kids. In the new findings, presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2016 meeting, researchers looked at the rates of autism and developmental delays from eight zip codes in a region of New York that is exposed to yearly airplane pesticide spraying to prevent mosquito-borne disease like eastern equine encephalitis virus. They compared those to the rates in 16 zip codes where the pesticide spraying doesn’t happen....
  • ‘I Wish It Was Me:’ Syrian Boy Weeps Over Brother’s Body

    04/30/2016 10:39:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 29 April 2016
    Tragic footage of a Syrian boy crying over his brother’s dead body has drawn global attention, as the country’s half-decade long conflict continues to escalate. In the video, the boy cries “I wish it was me, not you.” His brother was killed after several airstrikes hit Syria’s second city of Aleppo. The bombing raids on Thursday killed dozens of civilians in rebel-held areas of the city, which include a hospital where more than 50 people were killed. The video also showed the boy stroking his dead brother’s face, calling him “the love of my father” before workers came and took...