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  • Abortion Champion Wendy Davis Sells Baby Onesies

    10/20/2014 5:39:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.20.14 | Katie Yoder
    The media’s “conscience on abortion” is profiting off of babies – in more ways than one. Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis’ online campaign store is selling baby onesies for a $20 contribution. The messages on the clothing read, “Wendy Davis for Texas” and “Generation Wendy.” (Ironic for a candidate the media showcased as an abortion heroine.) The product description read: “Let everyone know that you’re raising the next generation of Texas Democrats with this Wendy Davis onesie. Union made in the USA.” The baby sizes divided into 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months and 18-24 months. Other paraphernalia boasted messages...
  • Scott Bonn on 'Why We Love Serial Killers'

    10/20/2014 5:31:17 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    Examiner ^ | 10-20-2014
    What was your prime inspiration and motivation behind creating your new book, "Why We Love Serial Killers The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Murderers"? As far back as I can recall I have always loved monsters. While growing up in Ohio in the 1970s, I loved horror movies, including the definitive and iconic Frankenstein (1931) and the now classic Halloween (1978). In more recent times I have come to love the Hollywood tales of fictional serial predators such as Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs and John Doe in Se7en. I have always rooted...
  • Other than Egypt, name one Muslim nation intent on destroying ISIS.

    10/20/2014 4:55:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    Allen West.com ^ | 10/20/2014 | Allen West
    Besides combat, what’s happening in northern Syria around the town of Kobani offers some interesting indications about the nature of the conflict with ISIS amid the Muslim world. I’m glad to see some dedicated U.S. air strikes in that area, but ISIS reinforcements are pouring in and the Kurdish forces aren’t receiving much in the way of supplies or weapons support. But what I find most interesting are the pictures of the Turkish Army tanks just sitting on a hilltop taking it all in – as interested bystanders. Furthermore, we know the Turks are now bombing the Kurdish people in...
  • Vegetarians may have low sperm count

    10/20/2014 4:26:08 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    LOS ANGELES: Men who are vegans and vegetarians may have significantly reduced sperm counts than meat eaters, according to a new study. Researchers at Loma Linda University Medical School in the US found that while a diet that is rich in fruit and vegetables can protect against many illnesses and can prolong life, it appears that it may also harm fertility. Researchers studied how diets affect sperm in study participants in southern California. The region has a high population of Seventh-Day Adventist Christians who are strict vegetarians. Seventh-day Adventists live an average of 10 years longer than the American life...
  • Obamanesia: polls reveal people can't remember voting for Obama

    10/20/2014 4:04:57 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Buyer’s remorse for twice electing Barack Obama is taking hold. The first stage of grief is denial, after all, according to Kubler-Ross. USA Today has just conducted some revealing polls in six states with competitive Senate races: Now USA TODAY/Suffolk University polls in a half-dozen states with key Senate races underscore just how much times and political fortunes have changed for the president. In five of the six states, the percentage of likely voters who say they voted for Obama in 2012 has dipped from the actual results. Of those who say they did vote for him, as many as...
  • A recent poll shows that most doctors give Obamacare low grades (Shortened Title)

    10/20/2014 3:49:39 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 20, 2014 | Ilya Somin
    A recent survey of doctors by the Physicians Foundation finds that most give low grades to Obamacare. Some 46% of the doctors polled gave Obamacare a grade of “D” or “F” and 29% gave it a “C.” Only 25 percent give it an “A” or a “B,” including just 4% who gave it the highest grade. It’s possible that some of the doctors who chose C really meant to say that it was at least reasonably good. But in modern America, thanks to grade inflation, a C is generally considered a very bad grade. Thus, it seems likely that a...
  • #Ebola Czar Called Overpopulation Top Leadership Issue

    10/20/2014 3:44:39 PM PDT · by wtd · 34 replies
    Got News ^ | 10/20/2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    Ebola’s ebola czar called overpopulation the top leadership concern of the world, Gotnews.com has learned. Democratic operative Ron Klain and his wife, Monica Medina, spoke with a Georgetown interviewer in 2008. Ebola Czar Ron Klain Says "Overpopulation" Top Concern Video clip“I think the top leadership challenge issue in our world today is how to deal with the continuing, growing population in the world and all the resource demands it places on the world and burgeoning populations in Africa and Asia that lack the resources to have a healthy, happy life,” Klain said. “We’ve got to find a way to make...
  • FDA drug laboratories

    10/20/2014 2:43:10 PM PDT · by Princeton_University · 6 replies
    Does the FDA have its own independent laboratories or does it farm out the lab testing of drugs to the pharmaceutical companies themselves? I have been unable to find out this information. In other words, does the FDA approval process rely upon completely independent governmentally operated labs? Or does the FDA depend upon test results provided by the pharmaceutical companies themselves? SANDY KRAMER, Ph.D.
  • What Women Want

    10/20/2014 2:36:23 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 43 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 20, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’ – Sigmund Freud Though the mystery of feminine wants has stumped poets, philosophers, and the father of psychoanalysis, today’s Democratic politicians think they’ve found the key — at least to the political desires of most women: a single-minded focus on the gynecological. Republicans, whipsawed by the results of 2012 races that featured large gender gaps, particularly among single women, and aware that women have trended Democrat...
  • How much will Ebola czar be paid?

    10/20/2014 2:31:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The Obama administration’s new Ebola czar will be paid, but the White House on Monday declined to say how much former Biden chief of staff Ron Klain will be making in his new position. White House spokesman Eric Schultz confirmed that Klain, who starts work Wednesday, would take home a paycheck, but he said the amount would only be revealed in the annual disclosure of White House staff salaries. That report is typically released at the beginning of July, which means Klain will likely have already left the administration by the time his salary is disclosed. Last week, press secretary...
  • Apple bulldozes Street with record quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion

    10/20/2014 2:22:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Monday, October 20, 2014 · 4:34 pm
    Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 37 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarter’s revenue. Thomson Reuters‘ analysts consensus called for Apple to report net income of $1.31 per share on revenue of $39.84...
  • Cornell gives deer tubal ligations, everything goes wrong (hilarious liberal lunacy alert)

    10/20/2014 2:19:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 15, 2014 | William A. Jacobson
    We previously wrote about the deer sterilization program run by the Village of Cayuga Heights, NY, which borders the Cornell University campus and has large deer and faculty populations. After years of bitter debate, Cayuga Heights decided that the deer population would be controlled through sterilization at enormous expense: NY Town spends $2,984 per deer in sterilization programBecause Reproductive Health Care Is A Cervine Right The Cayuga Heights deer control was mostly a failure because, you know, deer move around, so sterilizing deer in Cayuga Heights didn’t prevent new deer from coming into the area. And so on. As far...
  • Leagues file to stop New Jersey sports betting

    10/20/2014 2:15:04 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Yahoo Sports / AP ^ | 10-20-2014
    The nation's four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA want to stop New Jersey's plans to allow legal sports betting, just days before it's due to start. They filed legal papers in federal court in Trenton on Monday, seeking an injunction that would stop the state from allowing casinos and racetracks to offer sports betting. Monmouth Park, a horse track, is the only location that has said it's ready to accept wagers. Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law Friday that effectively repeals the state's laws against sports gambling.
  • EXCLUSIVE: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION QUIETLY PREPARES 'SURGE' OF MILLIONS OF NEW IMMIGRANT IDS

    10/20/2014 2:09:52 PM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/2014 | Breitbart
    Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun. Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.” The request for proposals says the agency will need a minimum of four million cards per year. In...
  • Footballer Dies After Unsuccessful Bakflip Goal Celebration (video)

    10/20/2014 1:44:37 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 36 replies
    Naij.com ^ | 10-20-2014 | Clement Ejiofor
    An Indian footballer has died after a backflip goal celebration went tragically wrong during a match last week in north eastern India.  Peter Biaksangzuala attempted to perform the acrobatic celebration after scoring for Bethlehem Vengthlang FC against Chanmari West FC in the 62nd minute. Biaksangzuala fell on his head badly damaging his spinal cord. Team-mates immediately rushed to his aid and he was immediately rushed to local hospital. Unfortunately,  after five days of intensive treatment, as doctors attempted to heal his injuries, the footballer passed away on Sunday morning after being put on a ventilator.
  • Pumpkin Festival Cited as Terror Target Hit by Drunken Riots

    10/20/2014 1:37:33 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    nbc ^ | 10-20-2014 | ROBERT WINDREM
    As black-clad police moved in on a group of students Saturday during beer-soaked riots that disrupted Keene, New Hampshire’s annual Pumpkin Festival, the students began to chant, “Bring out the BearCat! Bring out the BearCat!” The Keene State students, who faced tear gas and pepper spray pellets, were trying to taunt local cops into using their ultimate weapon, a $286,000 armored personnel carrier. Keene got the armored vehicle for free from the federal government in 2012 after citing a potential terrorist threat to the festival. The city’s claim of a terror threat to the Pumpkin Festival, which draws thousands tourists...
  • Awesome Photo Shows Monster Sunspot Aiming Our Way

    10/20/2014 1:23:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Jason Major off
    According to Spaceweather.com AR2192 has grown considerably over the past few days and has the potential to unleash M- and X-class flares in our direction now that it’s moving into Earth-facing position. It’s currently many times larger than Earth and will likely get even bigger… in fact, during this week’s partial solar eclipse AR2192 should be visible with the naked (but not unprotected!) eye for viewers across much of North America.
  • Suddenly, Google Looks Shaky [Reports Lower than Expected Revenue Growth]

    10/20/2014 1:14:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/20/2014 | Nicholas Carlson
    Last week, Google reported slower-than-expected revenue growth during the third quarter. Investors punished the company with a stock sell-off, and now Google shares are trading at $511.17, well below a 52-week high of $604.83.In a story on the disappointing earnings, BI's Jillian D'Onfro pinpointed Google's problem: its big business, search advertising, isn't growing as fast as it used to. In fact, it hasn't grown so slowly since six years ago.To be very specific: People didn't click on Google search ads as much as everyone thought they would during the quarter."Growth in paid clicks didn't accelerate as much as analysts expected...
  • Web site hosting choice

    10/20/2014 1:12:15 PM PDT · by Monterrosa-24 · 45 replies
    self | Monterrosa
    FRiends, I need to tap Freeper expertise. My little business needs a web site and I was wondering what my FR comrades thought of godaddy.com, domain.com, wikihow.com, namecheap.com and any other web-hosting sites that folks may have experienced. I have a storefront coffee and chocolate shop and I'm thinking of adding shipping to our gift basket offers. Our business is very new and small but we have some great lines of Belgium chocolate and value-packed gift baskets with teas, coffees, chocolates, and premium cookies.
  • Death Toll From GM Ignition Switch Defect Reaches 29

    10/20/2014 1:08:30 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    Auto World News ^ | 10-20-2014
    Since Aug. 1, approximately 1,517 claims for compensation for serious injuries or deaths to have been caused by the issue had been received, according to Reuters, citing a new report by the office of Kenneth Feinberg, who GM has hired to run the program. All of the claims were received and approved as of Friday. GM has been in hot water for most of 2014 for waiting 11 years to start recalling millions of vehicles with ignition-switch issues that were linked to fatalities. The switch can slip out of position, causing vehicles to stall and disable air bags. The defect...
  • Dallas police: Alleged pizza delivery man robber foiled by Caller ID

    10/20/2014 12:40:34 PM PDT · by Texican72 · 15 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Tristan Hallman
    New special at Pizza Hut and the Dallas Police Department: Rob a delivery man of a large pepperoni pizza and cash, get a felony aggravated robbery charge thrown in free. Police say Jorge Armando Flores Montenegro 19, admitted to police that he helped rob a pizza delivery man Wednesday night after he was foiled by Caller ID, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Police tracked back the phone number used in the order for a “Jorge Flores.” And they found a previous address matched the delivery address.
  • Monica Lewinsky gives speech, joins Twitter

    10/20/2014 12:02:15 PM PDT · by McGruff · 89 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/20/2014
    Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton led to his impeachment, returned to public life on Monday, giving her first speech in 13 years and joining Twitter...
  • Conservative group mails voter registration letters to deceased

    10/20/2014 11:29:06 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    Herald & Review ^ | 10-15-2014 | RYAN VOYLES
    DECATUR – It's not uncommon for residents such as Maryilynn Baer to receive political mail before the general election. But when recent letter came to her home that asked for her husband, Edgar, to re-register to vote before the November election, Baer was overwhelmed and upset. Her husband had been dead since May. “It was upsetting,” she said. “His name had already been taken off the voter registration list, and I sent the letter to (Macon County Clerk) Steve Bean and told him I had already notified him that Edgar had passed away.” But the letter did not come from...
  • Scary Plank Walk

    The exhilarating mountain hike is not for the faint of heart. There is a cost of approximately 30 yuan (just under $5 usd) and you are given two straps to hook onto wires on the path. The plank path includes steel rod ladders, footholds carved out of the cliff and narrow wooden plank walks. All of this is located thousands of feet above ground.
  • WTO rejects US country-of-origin labels for meat

    10/20/2014 11:11:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 2:05 PM EDT
    The World Trade Organization has rejected U.S. rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat identifying where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. In a ruling Monday, the WTO said the requirements put Canadian and Mexican livestock at an unfair disadvantage. …
  • Multiculturalism Kills

    10/20/2014 11:07:19 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2014 | Jack Cashill
    On Anderson Cooper 360 last week CNN’s Ebola expert David Quammen -- Yale grad, Rhodes scholar -- struck the perfect multicultural note. With the fury of a Puritan divine, he scolded those who want to ban commercial travel to West Africa. “How dare we turn our backs on Liberia,” said Quammen, “given the fact that this is a country that was founded in the 1820s, 1830s because of American slavery. We have a responsibility to stay connected to them and help them see this through.” Quammen was merely saying out loud what the multiculturalists in the Obama administration, the president...
  • Ebola Q&As on Transmission

    10/20/2014 10:30:10 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    cdc ^ | 10-17-2014
    What are body fluids? Ebola has been detected in blood and many body fluids. Body fluids include saliva, mucus, vomit, feces, sweat, tears, breast milk, urine, and semen. Can Ebola spread by coughing? By sneezing? Unlike respiratory illnesses like measles or chickenpox, which can be transmitted by virus particles that remain suspended in the air after an infected person coughs or sneezes, Ebola is transmitted by direct contact with body fluids of a person who has symptoms of Ebola disease. Although coughing and sneezing are not common symptoms of Ebola, if a symptomatic patient with Ebola coughs or sneezes on...
  • My sources say there has been a major release of U.S. oil reserves

    10/20/2014 10:25:20 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 98 replies
    Oilfield supply company | 20 October 2013 | Mene
    It appears the U.S. government has made a major release of oil reserves to deliberately affect the price of fuel prior to the elections.
  • Obama praises Supreme Court’s gay marriage orders

    10/20/2014 10:18:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 11:22 AM EDT
    President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court’s recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency. Obama told The New Yorker that the court’s Oct. 6 rejection of appeals from states seeking to preserve gay marriage bans is the best of his tenure. …
  • What the Synod Taught Us About Pope Francis: He Takes Risks

    10/20/2014 10:12:02 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Time ^ | 10-20-2014 | Elizabeth Dias
    What began with the Holy Father asking more than 250 participants inside the hall to speak their minds on issues of the family ended with them giving him a five-minute standing ovation. And beyond the hall, the synod prompted a dynamic conversation about where the global Catholic Church is headed under Pope FrancisÂ’ leadership. If there is a single takeaway, it may be this: Pope Francis showed the world that he is not afraid of making mistakes. He takes risks, and his commitment to listening allows a host of voices to rise and controversy to surface. The first big surprise...
  • The REAL face of King Tut: Pharaoh had girlish hips, a club foot and buck teeth according to

    10/20/2014 10:07:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 19, 2014 | Mario Ledwith and Francesco Infante
    With strong features cast in burnished gold, Tutankhamun’s burial mask projects an image of majestic beauty and royal power. But in the flesh, King Tut had buck teeth, a club foot and girlish hips, according to the most detailed examination ever of the ancient Egyptian pharaoh’s remains. And rather than being a boy king with a love of chariot racing, Tut relied on walking sticks to get around during his rule in the 14th century BC, researchers said.
  • Wrestling legend Ox Baker passes away

    10/20/2014 10:01:18 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | October 20, 2014 | SLAM! Wrestling
    Wrestling legend Ox Baker has passed away due to complications stemming from a heart attack, according to multiple reports. The 6-foot-5, 340-pounder was 80 years old... Aside from the wrestling, Baker is remembered in the mainstream for his significant role in the cult classic Escape from New York, directed by John Carpenter and [starring] Kurt Russell, and he's in the documentary I Like To Hurt People...
  • Mothers petition Disney for a hero with Down syndrome

    10/20/2014 9:52:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    LA daily News ^ | 10.20.14 | Dana Bartholomew
    Walt Disney Studios has for nearly a century featured disabled characters in its animated cartoons, from a none-too-bright Dopey to Nemo and his damaged fin. Now a Bay Area couple has asked for one more from the media giant: a princess who has Down syndrome in common with their daughter. In the past two weeks, their Care2.com petition to persuade the Burbank studio has garnered more than 30,000 signatures from around the world. “We love Walt Disney,” said Keston Ott-Dahl, 48, of Antioch, whose 15-month-old Delaney Skye has high-functioning Down syndrome. “When I see her mesmerized by Disney princesses, it...
  • Brace yourself. The 2016 Republican field is going to be HUGE.

    10/20/2014 9:48:16 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10-20-2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Even though this poll isn't predictive, it is telling.  Two of the top three candidates -- Bush and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee -- are, at best, 50-50 shots at running. (Bush is entirely unreadable; Huckabee seems smart enough to understand that he had his presidential moment in 2008.) The only other person pulling double digits is Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a status due, at least in part, to voters' familiarity with his last name because of his father's two presidential bids in 2008 and 2012. Even though this poll isn't predictive, it is telling.  Two of the top three...
  • San Francisco radio stations ban hit song ‘Royals’ (over Giants v. Kansas City)

    10/20/2014 9:44:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 12:03 PM EDT
    The popular song “Royals” by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals. Two San Francisco radio stations say they won’t play the song during the duration of the World Series. KFOG and KOIT announced the bans last week as the Giants clinched the pennant and headed to the series. …
  • How Ayn Rand Captured The Magic Of American Life

    10/20/2014 9:26:39 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 16, 2014 | Charles Murray
    In 1991, the book-of-the-month club conducted a survey asking people what book had most influenced their lives. The Bible ranked number one and Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” was number two. In 1998, the Modern Library released two lists of the top 100 books of the twentieth century. One was compiled from the votes of the Modern Library’s Board, consisting of luminaries such as Joyce Carol Oates, Maya Angelou, Edmund Morris, and Salman Rushdie. The two top-ranked books on the Board’s list were “Ulysses” and “The Great Gatsby.” The other list was based on more than 200,000 votes cast online by...
  • Lenoir City woman sent to jail for having a messy yard

    10/20/2014 9:25:23 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 22 replies
    local8now ^ | Steven Powell
    LENOIR CITY, Tenn. - Ever fall behind on yard work? This East Tennessee woman did -- and now she's headed to jail. Karen Holloway was cited by Lenoir City officials for not keeping up her yard. She says this all started over the summer, when the city sent her a citation, claiming her yard wasn't properly maintained. "With my husband going to school and working full time, me with my job, with one vehicle, we were trying our best," she said. Holloway, who has two kids still at home, says she'll be the first to admit this yard needed some...
  • What Does It Mean for an Ebola Outbreak to End?

    10/20/2014 9:21:00 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    Time ^ | 10-20-2014
    Nigeria’s most recent outbreak of Ebola is over, the nation’s government and World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday. But — with fear of Ebola continuing to grip the world — what does that even mean? How does the WHO know that Nigeria is in the clear? The answer, it turns out, is very specific: The WHO says a country can declare their outbreak to be over when it makes it through 42 days without a new case.
  • Down syndrome: When my daughter was born, my doctor said she probably wouldn’t live until 3

    10/20/2014 9:14:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    WashingtonPost ^ | 10.20.14 | Michelle Sie Whitten
    When my daughter was born with Down syndrome 11 years ago, I was told by my doctor that she probably wouldn’t live until 3 years old. Beyond that, I was terrified that she would be ostracized or abused by society. Through parenting my brilliant daughter, my fear turned into amazement – amazement at all she could do. There are so many myths, misconceptions and outdated information out there, I wanted to write and let people know a few truths during this, National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. In fact, we, at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, talk about the Two Syndromes,...
  • Jameis Winston expected to enter NFL Draft, but won't drop out of FSU

    10/20/2014 9:01:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 19, 2014 | Jason La Canfora
    Some have suggested that Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston might drop out of school as a way to avoid the institution's investigation into prior sexual assault charges brought against him, as well as an inquiry into whether he violated NCAA rules for being compensated for autographs, but several sources close to him said that is in no way a consideration. Winston intends to fight vigilantly to maintain his innocence in both instances, however, given the current state of his relationship with the upper reaches of FSU, it has become a certainty he will declare for the NFL Draft. Winston...
  • What does Ted Cruz want a Republican congress to do?

    10/20/2014 8:52:03 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    cnn ^ | 10-20-2014 | Jeremy Diamond
    With plans to abolish the IRS and repeal Obamacare, Cruz acknowledged that Republicans would likely face vetoes from President Barack Obama and filibusters from Senate Democrats. But the potential 2016 presidential candidate appeared to look further than next month's election, saying obstruction from Democrats would drive Republican success in 2016. "We should lead boldly. No Washington games," Cruz said. "We will either pass a serious agenda to address the real priorities of the American people ... or the Democrats will filibuster or veto these bills. And, if they do so, we will have transparency and accountability for the very next...
  • Does Justice Thomas support the Supreme Court’s notorious Korematsu decision?

    10/20/2014 8:43:26 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 20 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 20, 2014 | Ilya Somin
    In an interesting recent article, and a post at Prawfsblawg, legal scholar Mark Kende argues that Justice Clarence Thomas approves of Korematsu v. United States, the notorious 1944 Supreme Court decision that upheld the internment of over 100,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II. Here is the article abstract: The U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous decision in Korematsu v. United States, 323 U.S. 214 (1944) has been in the news recently as some scholars and advocates, such as Peter Irons, have asked the Court to formally repudiate the decision. This essay breaks new ground by demonstrating that Justice Clarence Thomas’s jurisprudence on...
  • Michigan sheriff: Super drunk driver arrested after she mistook Van Buren County jail for bar

    10/20/2014 8:41:15 AM PDT · by dware · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.19.2014 | AP via Fox News
    PAW PAW, Mich. – One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell.
  • Global Analysis - September 2014 | State of the Climate | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

    10/20/2014 8:36:30 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    With records dating back to 1880, the global temperature across the world's land and ocean surfaces for September 2014 was 0.72°C (1.30°F) higher than the 20th century average of 15.0°C (59.0°F), marking the warmest September in the 135-year period of record. The warmth was fairly evenly distributed across the hemispheres, with both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres observing the second highest September temperatures on record. The record highest September temperature in the Northern Hemisphere (beginning of meteorological fall season) occurred in 2005, while the highest September temperature in the Southern Hemisphere (beginning of meteorological spring season) occurred in 1997. With...
  • Christian persecution in the US: Openly gay Houston mayor demands pastors turn over sermons

    10/20/2014 8:29:26 AM PDT · by bardettespy
    Allan B. West ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | Allen West
    People say America is one of the most religious countries in the world. But is it religious in the way that you think it is? You’re bound to learn something new in this list:
  • LENA DUNHAM TWEETS EXCUSES FOR HER ALLEGED-RAPIST: NOT A 'CLEAR CUT VILLAIN'

    10/20/2014 8:27:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Breibart Hollywood ^ | October 18, 2014 | John Nolte
    According to Lena Dunham's memoir "Not That Kind of Girl," the same man who allegedly raped her and hurt two other women is still on the loose. According to our own reporting, Dunham has not volunteered to cooperate with authorities in order to get her rapist off the street. Early Saturday morning, Dunham appeared to tweet excuses for the man she claims raped her. During a book tour appearance earlier this month, Dunham told Howard Stern that not all rapists are "straight-forward villains." Dunham's tweets, though, represent the first time she appears to have made excuses for the man she...
  • Paedophiles who download images 'won't all be charged'

    10/20/2014 8:22:54 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    bbc ^ | 10-20-2014
    The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre - part of the NCA - has estimated that 50,000 people in the UK are involved in downloading and sharing images of child abuse. NCA director general Mr Bristow said it was "not realistic" to expect all of them to face prosecution. "Our responsibility is to focus on the greatest risk and tackle those people," he said. 'Horrible criminality' The NCA said in July that the 660 arrests made as part of Operation Notarise included teachers, medical staff, former police officers, a social services worker and scout leader. Some of the suspected paedophiles...
  • Here's What Happens to You If You Survive Ebola

    10/20/2014 8:12:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/20/2014 | MARY BETH GRIGGS, POPULAR SCIENCE
    While most of the recent coverage of the ongoing Ebola outbreak has focused on rising death tolls and a few infected US citizens, other segments of the population have passed mostly unnoticed from the harsh glare of the media spotlight: survivors, and those who are seemingly immune to Ebola.People who survive Ebola can lead normal lives post-recovery, though occasionally they can suffer inflammatory conditions of the joints afterward, according to CBS. Recovery times can vary, and so can the amount of time it takes for the virus to clear out of the system.The World Health Organization found that the virus...
  • This Is The Scariest Sentence From IBM's Earnings Announcement

    10/20/2014 8:08:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/20/2014 | Sam Ro
    We saw a marked slowdown in September in client buying behavior, and our results also point to the unprecedented pace of change in our industry."CEO Ginni Rometty said this in IBM's Q3 earnings announcement, which revealed tumbling revenue and profits at the company.The statement is troubling because as a global provider of business software and services, IBM is a bellwether of business spending. And a boom in business spending is central to the bullish outlooks of many economists and market strategists.IBM reported declines in all markets: Americas revenue fell 2%, Europe/Middle East/Africa revenue fell 2%, and Asia-Pacific revenue dropped 9%....
  • IBM Said to Reach Deal to Offload Chip Unit for $1.5 Billion

    10/20/2014 7:58:44 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    MSN / Bloomberg ^ | 10-19-2014 | Alex Barinka and Ian King
    Globalfoundries, owned by an investment arm of the government of Abu Dhabi, is taking on the unit to tap the expertise of its engineers in the fundamentals of semiconductor design and manufacturing. In a 10-year partnership, Globalfoundries will supply IBM with Power processors in exchange for access to IBM’s intellectual property, the people said. That would allow Globalfoundries to access key chipmaking technology and guarantee supply of chips that IBM needs for its systems, like mainframe computers and its Watson data-analytics technology. IBM will pay Globalfoundries the $1.5 billion over three years, the people said. Globalfoundries spokesman Kevin Kimball declined...