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  • This adorable dog got his head stuck in a jar. But, don’t worry, he’s free now

    07/01/2016 10:57:29 PM PDT · by Bullish · 4 replies
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 7-1-16 | John M. Blodgett
    HIGHLAND >> A Cal Fire firefighter in Highland Thursday found a new use for the trauma shear scissors. Panicked dog owners brought his dog to Cal Fire station, 26974 Base Line, after the pup got its head stuck in a jar. “This doggie ... got into the hard plastic jar to steal the trail mix inside and couldn’t get out,” said Cal Fire spokeswoman Liz Brown. The owners tried at home to get the jar off, but when they were unsuccessful, they brought the dog to the fire station, she said.
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Firefly Trails and the Summer Milky Way

    07/01/2016 10:17:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    NASA ^ | Saturday, July 02, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: A camera fixed low to a tripod on a northern summer's eve captured the series of images used in this serene, southern Ontario skyscape. The lakeside view frames our fair galaxy above calm water and the night's quintessential luminous apparitions. But the trails of light are neither satellite glint, nor meteor flash, nor auroral glow. In the wide-field composite constructed with four consecutive 15 second exposures, a pulsing firefly enters at the right, first wandering toward the camera, then left and back toward the lake, the central Milky Way rising in the background.
  • Army Veteran Rescues Eagle Stuck In Tree (MN)

    07/01/2016 9:43:09 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 7/1/16 | John Lauritsen
    It’s the Fourth of July weekend, so it’s fitting to hear a story about an eagle rescued by a veteran. Earlier this week, Jason Galvin and his neighbors noticed an eagle dangling from a tree near Rush City. Its leg was caught in a piece of rope that was wrapped around a branch, about 70 feet off the ground. “I thought it was dead at the time,” Jason said. “I took a closer look with binoculars and saw that the head was moving, and I knew it was very much alive.” Jason and his wife Jackie called the police, the...
  • JOKE: If you're out of work are you unemployed?

    07/01/2016 9:20:58 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 11 replies
    COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America. ABBOTT: Good subject. Terrible times. It's 5.6%. COSTELLO: That many people are out of work? ABBOTT: No, that's 23%. COSTELLO: You just said 5.6%. ABBOTT: 5.6% unemployed. COSTELLO: Right, 5.6% out of work. ABBOTT: No, that's 23%. COSTELLO: Okay, so it's 23% unemployed. ABBOTT: No, that's 5.6%. COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 5.6% or 23%? ABBOTT: 5.6% are unemployed. 23% are out of work. COSTELLO: If you are out of work you are unemployed. ABBOTT: No, Obama said you can't count the "Out of Work" as the unemployed....
  • Marines instructors under investigation after death of Muslim recruit

    07/01/2016 8:32:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Aidan Quigley
    The Marines have launched an internal investigation into staff at a boot camp in Parris Island, S.C., after Muslim recruit Raheel Siddiqui died in an apparent suicide 11 days after arriving. Fifteen drill instructors are now under investigation, as scrutiny increases of military practices that many believe cross the line from teasing, camaraderie, and toughening-up into danger. The Parris Island drill instructors face allegations of hazing, assault, and physical abuse, the Marines announced Thursday. The probe into Mr. Siddiqui's death has sparked a wider investigation into wrongdoing in his training unit, known as the "Thumping Third Battalion," as The Wall...
  • Chicago averages 10 shootings a day, June crime stats show

    07/01/2016 8:31:39 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    WGN ^ | July 1, 2016
    CHICAGO -- New statistics out Friday show there is an average of 10 shootings in Chicago a day. There were 355 shootings and 429 shooting victims in June. There were also 72 murders last month, up from 46 in June of 2015. At the halfway point for the year, homicides citywide have jumped 49 percent, hitting levels unseen since the late 1990s. Through June 19, Chicago had more homicide than New York City or Los Angeles combined. Chicago police are blaming repeat offenders with illegal guns and ties to gangs. The CPD says it has taken more than 4,300 guns...
  • Is Bangladesh the next ISIS hotspot?

    07/01/2016 8:05:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    dhakatribune.com ^ | 07/02/2016 | Ravi Agrawal, New Delhi bureau chief, CNN
    For more than two years, a spate of brutal murders has rocked the South Asian nation. At first the killings had a clear pattern, targeting well-known secular writers in the capital, Dhaka. The attacks seemed designed to silence those who dared to criticize Islam. One of the most high-profile of these -- the murder of the Bangladeshi-American writer Avijit Royin 2014 -- took place right outside Dhaka's annual book fair. Then in April this year, a well-known LGBT activist and his friend were murdered while they were at home.In recent weeks these attacks extended into the countryside, increased in frequency,...
  • The Dutch Are [sort of] Going To The Moon With The Chinese

    07/01/2016 7:43:42 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 07/01/2016 | Matt WIlliams
    In an agreement made possible by the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2015 between the Netherlands and China, a Dutch-built radio antenna will travel to the Moon aboard the Chinese Chang’e 4 satellite, which is scheduled to launch in 2018. Once the lunar exploration mission reaches the Moon, it will deposit the radio antenna on the far side, where it will begin to provide scientists with fascinating new views of the Universe. The radio antenna itself is also the result of collaboration, between scientists from Radboud University, the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON) and the small satellite company...
  • California man accidentally kills member of own gang who was wearing wrong colors

    07/01/2016 7:14:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | July 1, 2016 | KATE FELDMAN
    A California man allegedly mistakenly shot and killed a member of his own gang who was wearing the colors of a rival gang. Andrew Chavez, 21, was arrested Wednesday on murder charges several days after police began investigating the death of Michael Sanchez in Madera, California, according to the Los Angeles Times. Chavez reportedly shot and killed Sanchez,who was walking home from a bar while wearing the colors of a rival gang, “in cold blood,” the Madera Police Department told the Times.
  • Hey Media: Another Nightclub Shooting, This Time No Massacre

    07/01/2016 6:33:37 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 1, 2016 | Scott Whitlock
    A man with a concealed carry permit in South Carolina prevented a massacre in a nightclub. But this example of Second Amendment saving lives hasn’t garnered media interests. According to a report on The Federalist, “A man with a concealed carry license stopped a shooter after the latter opened fire on a crowd of people at a nightclub in South Carolina early Sunday morning.” Writer Bre Payton explained, “After getting into a fight with another person, the 32-year-old suspect pulled out a gun and began to fire at a crowd of people gathered outside of the club, hitting and injuring...
  • Police: Woman attacked bank manager with a hole punch

    07/01/2016 6:21:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Kristi Palma
    A New Hampshire woman was arrested and charged with assault after police say she attacked a bank manager with a hole punch on Thursday. Leanne E. Yerian, 35, of Salem, allegedly attacked a Bank of America manager just after 4 p.m. when the manager refused to cash a check for her. Yerian picked up a metal hole punch from the desk and hit the manager on the head, according to the Salem Police Department. “The woman then jumped on the manager, pulled her hair, and slammed her up against the wall,” said police.
  • USAF Recruiting

    07/01/2016 5:22:09 PM PDT · by equaviator · 41 replies
    HereNow | 1July16 | Equaviator
    Can't remember the last time I saw or heard a new recruitment ad on radio or TV for the US Marines, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, Army...WTF?
  • Grizzly Bear Kills Mountain Biker Near West Glacier

    07/01/2016 4:30:44 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 69 replies
    Flathead Beacon ^ | JUN 29, 2016 | JUSTIN FRANZ & DILLON TABISH
    A West Glacier man was killed by a grizzly bear Wednesday afternoon while riding his mountain bike on a forested trail in the Halfmoon Lakes area south of Glacier National Park.
  • Bruce Dickinson in Top Gear-style charity road trip

    07/01/2016 4:30:37 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 14 replies
    Classic Rock ^ | 7/1/2016 | Christina O'Neill
    Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson will join a team of men driving from Surrey to Cannes without using sat-navs or motorways – in cars worth less than £500
  • Suspects in trafficking investigation denied bond

    07/01/2016 3:46:34 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 4 replies
    The State ^ | 6/30/2016 | GLEN LUKE FLANAGAN
    COLUMBIA, SC A judge denied bond Thursday afternoon for three suspects in a Richland County human trafficking investigation. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department located three runaway teenage girls at a motel off of Broad River Road late Tuesday night. Deputies arrested Geordi Heyward, 23, and Kristopher Davis, 25, that night. Danielle Burns, 18, turned herself in to law enforcement the next day. Davis asked Judge Barbara Wofford-Kanwat for leniency in deciding his bond. “All I do is work,” Davis said. “I’m no flight risk.” Each of the suspects is slated for a first appearance in court July 25. Each one...
  • Islamist Couple Shouting “Allah Akbar!” Attack French Soup Kitchen Manager with Axe

    07/01/2016 3:23:53 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 52 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/01/2016 | JIm Hoft
    An Islamist couple screaming, “Allhu Akbar!” attacked a French soup kitchen manager today with an axe. The woman stabbed him several times in the stomach. The Mirror reported, via Religion of Peace: A couple shouting “Allahu Akbar” have attacked a charity boss armed with an axe and knife near Paris in France.French police are investigating reports the 59-year-old director of the Restos du Coeur soup kitchen in Montreuil, east of Paris, was attacked at around 7.20am earlier this morning.The attackers allegedly called him an “infidel dog” – and both are now being hunted after fleeing from the scene.The couple are...
  • Check out new Monkees single written by Andy Partridge ( XTC )

    07/01/2016 3:08:14 PM PDT · by sushiman · 38 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/22/16 | The Monkees
    Fab song !
  • New Mexico reports fourth Hantavirus death (Six cases, four deaths)

    07/01/2016 3:00:26 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 16 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | June 30, 2016 | ABQJournal News Staff
    Health officials have reported a fourth New Mexico death from Hantavirus this year, making 2016 among the deadliest since the viral illness first appeared here in 1993. A 20-year-old Torrance County woman has died of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome – the state’s sixth reported case this year, the New Mexico Department of Health announced Thursday. “The messaging is, (Hantavirus) is still here and you still have to take precautions,” said Dr. Paul Ettestad, the department’s public health veterinarian. Hantavirus infection is transmitted by infected rodents through urine, droppings or saliva. People can contract the disease when they breathe in aerosolized virus....
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Served Class Action Lawsuit for Rigging Primaries

    07/01/2016 2:40:56 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 33 replies
    The Observer ^ | 6/30/16 | Michael Saint
    On June 28, the Miami-based law firm Beck & Lee filed a class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “There are essentially six legal claims we are asserting in this lawsuit on behalf of the composed class members,” said attorney Jared Beck in a YouTube video announcing the lawsuit. “The first is a claim for fraud—against the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz—based on the revelations from the recent Guccifer 2.0 documents purportedly taken from the DNC’s own computer network.” The Guccifer 2.0 documents include internal memos in which the DNC broke legally binding...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 1, 2016

    07/01/2016 2:29:24 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 33 replies
    freerepublic | July 1, 2016 | 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...
  • Elite K-8 school teaches white students they’re born racist

    07/01/2016 1:48:55 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    NYPost ^ | July 1, 2016
    An elite Manhattan school is teaching white students as young as 6 that they’re born racist and should feel guilty benefiting from “white privilege,” while heaping praise and cupcakes on their black peers. Administrators at the Bank Street School for Children on the Upper West Side claim it’s a novel approach to fighting discrimination, and that several other private New York schools are doing it, but even liberal parents aren’t buying it. They complain the K-8 school of 430 kids is separating whites in classes where they’re made to feel awful about their “whiteness,” and all the “kids of color”...
  • Dickey Lee – “9,999,999 Tears” (1976, video)

    07/01/2016 1:39:56 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/1/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. ”9,999,999 Tears”
  • How Jerry Brown acted on sweeping gun control bills.

    07/01/2016 1:39:32 PM PDT · by hillarys cankles · 31 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | July 1, 2016 | David Siders
    Enacting the most significant elements of a sweeping package of gun control bill UNCLE Jerry Brown on Friday signed legislation expanding kalifornia's decades old ban on assault weapons and regulating ammunition sales.
  • Anti-Obama social media posts of Jersey City worker lead to Secret Service visit

    07/01/2016 1:32:36 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | July 1, 2016
    Secret Service agents paid a visit to City Hall this week after someone made an anonymous complaint about the pro-gun, anti-President Obama social media posts of a city worker, sources said. Agents determined the posts on the worker's Google Plus page were not threatening enough to take action, the sources said. Officials are reviewing the contents of his work computer's hard drive, they said.
  • Ramadan in Bangladesh: Muslims screaming “Allahu akbar” take hostages in restaurant

    07/01/2016 1:13:03 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 41 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 07/01/2016 | Robert Spencer
    “Jamuna Television reported, quoting a kitchen staff worker at the restaurant who escaped the attack, said that the gunmen chanted ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God Is Great) as they launched the attack.” It actually means “Allah is greater,” i.e., greater than your god. They screamed this as they began their attack because they consider their attack a pious act, an act of devotion — and also because the scream of “Allahu akbar” is reputed to terrify Infidels.
  • What was Hillary's reaction after the airport meeting with Bill & Lynch has gone public

    07/01/2016 11:47:27 AM PDT · by shotgun · 76 replies
    Self | July 1, 2016 | Shotgun
    We have all heard of Hillary's famous temper which got me thinking about how she is reacting to Bill's blunder.
  • India Tomato Shortage Causes Curry Crisis and Puts Sellers Under Pressure

    07/01/2016 11:34:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 29 June 2016 | Vidhi Doshi
    Drought has hit the harvest, hurting farmers, hiking prices and forcing consumers to use substitutes for tomato-based dishes such as curriesAt Pimpalgaon Basant, a village in western India, there is not a single cloud in the sky. The last time it rained was days ago, and that was only for an hour. Without rain, the Pimpalgaon tomato market, said to be the biggest in Asia, is almost empty. “We have around 75% fewer tomatoes than normal,” says Sheik Tanveer, who works at the market. “Normally, you can buy tomatoes wholesale for 10 rupees [10p] a kilo here – now you’ll...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Juno Approaching Jupiter

    07/01/2016 11:33:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | Friday, July 01, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Approaching over the north pole after nearly a five-year journey, Juno enjoys a perspective on Jupiter not often seen, even by spacecraft from Earth that usually swing by closer to Jupiter's equator. Looking down toward the ruling gas giant from a distance of 10.9 million kilometers, the spacecraft's JunoCam captured this image with Jupiter's nightside and orbiting entourage of four large Galilean moons on June 21. JunoCam is intended to provide close-up views of the gas giant's cloudy zoned and belted atmosphere. On July 4 (July 5 UT) Juno is set to burn its main engine to slow down...
  • Gemeinde verbietet jetzt Burkinis im Schwimmbad! (I've translated it)

    07/01/2016 11:16:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    www.krone.at ^ | June 30 2016 | krone.at
    Der FP- Gemeinderat Peter Terzer hatte den Antrag eingebracht. Daraufhin wurde die Kleiderordnung im Stadtbad Hainfeld adaptiert: Nun darf das kühle Nass nur noch mit üblicher, den Hygienevorschriften entsprechender Badebekleidung betreten werden, erklärt Bürgermeister Albert Pitterle gegenüber krone.at: "Es gab zwar keinen konkreten Anlass, aber die Badeordnung war ja doch schon Jahrzehnte alt." Terzer zeigte sich angesichts des nun beschlossenen Burkini- Verbots in einem Gespräch mit der "NÖN" durchaus zufrieden: "So wie der Text nun formuliert ist, kann sichergestellt werden, dass keine Person im Burkini das Becken betreten wird." "Unser Bad ist überschaubar" Neben der Kleiderordnung waren aber auch mögliche...
  • Family living in tents after flooding destroys home (West Virginia)

    07/01/2016 10:58:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | July 1, 2016 | wowk
    Nicholas County - Hundreds of people across the state have lost their homes to the deadly floods. Some are now living with friends or family and some are now in shelters. For the time being Arthur Neff and his family are living in tents in Birch River on the land where their trailer used to sit. "I reckon this would be the living room, there's a bedroom," he said as he described the current living space in the tents.
  • DWI suspect won't be charged with manslaughter in crash that killed Colony couple on motorcycle

    07/01/2016 10:58:50 AM PDT · by PAR35 · 19 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 01 July 2016 | Matt Peterson
    A drunken-driving suspect involved in a crash that killed a couple from The Colony on their motorcycle won't face manslaughter charges in the case, authorities say. Jeremy and Stephanie Byington, both 42, were riding together April 6 when they collided with a sport utility vehicle that police say ran a red light at Plano Parkway and State Highway 121.
  • Video: Why Dry Firing a Bow is a Bad Idea

    07/01/2016 10:58:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Outdoor ^ | 6/23/16 | Daniel Xu
    Video: Why Dry Firing a Bow is a Bad Idea BY: Daniel Xu + POSTED: 6/23/16 bowbroke623 213 Shares How many times have you heard that dry firing a bow is a bad idea? Odds are, you have already been lectured once or twice about this before, and for good reason. Bows should always be used with an arrow, and skipping this vital component could lead to a dangerous scenario. While dry firing a compound bow may seem relatively harmless, it could result in catastrophic damage to your hunting tool, and sometimes even injury to the user. Basically, one of...
  • EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Country Rapper Smo Drops His New Pro-2A Anthem “We the People”

    07/01/2016 10:49:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Outdoor ^ | 7/1/16
    It’s not everyday you see an artist speaking positively about our Second Amendment rights. That’s what makes Smo’s new song “We the People” so refreshing. Smo, the country rapper famous for “Kickin’ It In Tennessee” and “American Made“, released a fiery new track for the 4th of July. The powerful song “We the People” bemoans the state of our country and the erosion of our rights and liberties. The track is a departure from his previous lighthearted songs that focused more on muddin’ than political revolution. It’s great to see an artist standing behind his beliefs, especially when so many...
  • Free food! You just need to know where to Look.

    07/01/2016 10:34:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 1 | Bronwen Latimer
    To be a freegan is to be a person who avoids exchanging money for food and other items — you recycle what is still good instead. To accomplish this, however, one has to be creative, maybe even nocturnal. “After the markets close, the shopkeepers put food on the sidewalk,” explains Aliza Eliazarov, who discovered this world of freeganism while on a newspaper assignment about dumpster diving. “Most of the food doesn’t even make it into the trash because people are there waiting for it.” Eliazarov, who has a degree in environmental engineering and an interest in conservation and preservation, signed...
  • Openly Trans Soldier Speaks: ‘I Feel Liberated’ by the End of Pentagon’s Transgender Ban

    07/01/2016 10:14:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 30, 2016 | Nancy A. Youseff
    Even before the U.S. military ended its ban Thursday on transgender service members openly serving, Army Sgt. Ken Ochoa, 26, already knew what it meant to openly serve. Ochoa, who joined the military in 2010, transitioned in 2014, well before the military considered lifting the ban. He heard that other troops had made the transition and discovered an inner peace that came with the change. So he made the decision to follow suit, knowing he would silently become a different person before his fellow soldiers, his company commander, and his friends around the base.
  • Major League Baseball must permanently retire ‘God Bless America,’ a song that offends everyone

    07/01/2016 10:10:07 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 78 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | June 30, 2016 | Gersh Kuntzman
    It’s time for God to stop blessing America during the seventh-inning stretch. Welcome to the July 4 holiday weekend — when once again, baseball fans will be assaulted by the saccharine-sweet non-anthem “God Bless America” at stadia all over this great land. But no matter which home team you root, root, root for, “God Bless America” should be sent permanently to the bench.
  • The Shangri Las – “Right Now And Not Later” (1965, live video)

    07/01/2016 9:53:12 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/1/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. ”Right Now And Not Later”
  • Coulter: This Hidden Fact Predicts Terrorism

    07/01/2016 9:50:43 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 12 replies
    The Truth Revolt ^ | June 30, 2016 | Ann Coulter
    How'd you like to be running a presidential campaign dependent on Muslims not acting up again between now and Nov. 8? It's getting awfully hard for the media to keep being indignant about Trump's proposed Muslim ban, as long as Muslims keep blowing things up and shooting people. I'm assuming here that The Washington Post has not already ruled the Muslims who blew up the Istanbul Airport to be self-hating gays infected by America's culture of homophobia. It turns out, Omar Mateen, the Orlando nightclub shooter, also wasn't a self-hating gay, despite media excitement over that rumor. The FBI has...
  • Politicon2016: Sarah Palin On RATs (Republicans Against Trump)

    07/01/2016 9:47:13 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 30 replies
    She calls them out today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nMBlYARVkc
  • Mika Brzezinski & Joe Scarbrough An Item!

    07/01/2016 9:41:16 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07-01-2016 | Tiffany Taylor
    It's a strange day when news anchors become the news. MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski quietly got a divorce from her husband of 23 years, fueling rumors that she's hooking up with her Morning Joe cohost, Joe Scarborough, despite their on-air disagreements.
  • For Peaceable Humans, Don’t Look to Prehistory

    07/01/2016 9:22:43 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 06/30/2016 | MELVIN KONNER
    Along a river in northern Germany, thousands of men lined up for a pitched battle. Some had come great distances, determined to seize or hold this modest waterway. They went at it mercilessly, leaving hundreds dead, many shot in the back while fleeing. Victory was decisive. [1250 BC]
  • US-led coalition refused multiple requests by Iraq's MoD to hit this convoy.

    07/01/2016 8:51:27 AM PDT · by fella · 39 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 30 June 2016 | mvlazysusa
    US-led coalition refused multiple requests by Iraq's MoD to hit this convoy. Iraqis had to act independently.
  • The Zombies - "This Will Be Our Year" (1968, video)

    07/01/2016 8:41:06 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/1/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. ”This Will Be Our Year”
  • ARE WE OVERUSING THE TRIBUTE OF FLYING FLAG AT HALF-STAFF?

    07/01/2016 8:29:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 78 replies
    AP ^ | July 1, 2016 | JENNIFER PELTZ
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly every day, somewhere in the country, the Stars and Stripes was lowered to half-staff last year in one of the most significant official gestures of mourning and respect, an Associated Press analysis found. The centuries-old practice can be a visible, public answer to extraordinary loss, as when more than four dozen people were killed last month at a gay nightclub in Florida.
  • Taiwan's navy sinks fishing boat 'by mistake'

    07/01/2016 8:25:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    dw.com ^ | 01.07.2016
    The domestically developed Hsiung-feng III (Brave Wind III) missile was accidentally launched at 8:10 a.m. (0010 UTC) Friday and flew about 75 kilometers (47 miles) before striking a fishing boat, Taiwan's defense ministry said. The skipper on the "Hsian Li Sheng," a 60-ton trawler based in the southern Kaohsiuing city, was killed and three other crew on board, including a Vietnamese and a Filipino, were injured in the explosion. "An initial investigation showed that the incident has caused the death of the skipper," defense ministry spokesman Chen Chung-chi told reporters. "We apologize to the family of the skipper and would...
  • A Look at Thomas Jefferson's Egregious Hypocrisy

    07/01/2016 8:18:53 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 127 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 7/1 | John Horgan
    I once admired Jefferson, seeing him as an essentially good, no, great man with one tragic flaw: The writer of the inspiring words “all men are created equal” owned slaves. Now, I see Jefferson as an egregious hypocrite, who willfully betrayed the ideals he espoused. I reached this conclusion only after visiting Monticello, Jefferson’s famous Virginia estate, last month. Previously, I didn't realize the extent of Jefferson’s slave ownership, and I lazily—and ignorantly--excused it as a common ethical blind spot of his time. *Jefferson often denounced slavery. He wrote in 1774, "The abolition of domestic slavery is the great object...
  • As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. And, sometimes, demonic possession.

    07/01/2016 8:18:37 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 31 replies
    wapo ^ | 7.1 | gallagher
    In the late 1980s, I was introduced to a self-styled Satanic high priestess. She called herself a witch and dressed the part, with flowing dark clothes and black eye shadow around to her temples. In our many discussions, she acknowledged worshipping Satan as his “queen.”
  • Battle of the Somme: Royals at Somme centenary commemoration

    07/01/2016 7:45:08 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 11 replies
    bbc ^ | 1 july 2016
    More than a million men were killed or wounded on all sides at the Somme. The Battle of the Somme, one of WW1's bloodiest, was fought in northern France and lasted five months, with the British suffering almost 60,000 casualties on the first day alone... This was followed by the hymn Abide With Me... "It was in many ways the saddest day in the long story of our nation."
  • Time to Deputize America

    07/01/2016 7:34:16 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1 Jul, 2016 | John L. Podczerwinski
    As America panics following yet another terrorist attack in yet another "gun-free zone," the inevitable occurs: the left calls for guns to be banned and for more ineffective regulations to be passed. These measures haven't worked in the past, and they won't work in the future. Instead, America should be focused on another path: let's make our country safer by deputizing America. Admit it: when driving through a high-crime neighborhood, you feel safer with a police car driving next to you. When taking the subway late at night, the sight of a transit policeman with his trusty German Shepherd makes...
  • Is The F-35 Superior to Russian and Chinese 5th Gen Aircraft?

    07/01/2016 7:31:30 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 43 replies
    Scout.com ^ | 29 June 2016 | Kris Osborn
    An F-35 fighter pilot says he would be confident flying the Joint Strike Fighter against any enemy in the world, including Russian and Chinese 5th Generation stealth fighters. An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter would be able to use its sensors, weapons and computer technology to destroy Russian and Chinese 5th-Generation Stealth fighters in a high-end combat fight, service officials said. “There is nothing that I have seen from maneuvering an F-35 in a tactical environment that leads me to assume that there is any other airplane I would rather be in. I feel completely comfortable and confident in taking that...