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  • ‘Pregnant man’ charged with stalking wife

    11/23/2014 12:09:42 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 11 replies
    Q13 Fox ^ | 11/23/2014 | Q13 Fox Staff
    Phoenix, AZ (KPHO) — Thomas Beatie, the transgender man who gave birth after beginning to change from a woman to a man, is accused of stalking his estranged wife. Beatie, 40, who lives in Anthem, was arrested Thursday and booked into the Maricopa County Jail on one count of stalking. He was released on his own recognizance Thursday night. Beatie is accused of putting a GPS tracking device on his wife’s car in October of 2012, about six months after he served his wife with an order of protection that required her to leave the couple’s home.
  • Taking the Crony Out of Capitalism

    11/23/2014 11:54:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    “What too few in Washington appreciate — and what the new Republican Congress must if we hope to succeed — is that the American people’s current distrust of their public institutions is totally justified.” So wrote Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) in The Federalist shortly after the big election earlier this month. “Americans are fed up with Washington, and they have every right to be.” You can say that again. When Democrats swept the 2006 mid-term elections to re-take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, it was much more a repudiation of the pork-barreling, corrupt crony behavior of that Republican...
  • Leaked school letter ignites junk food row (W. Australia - don't tell Moochelle)

    11/23/2014 11:39:01 AM PST · by RightGeek · 9 replies
    The West Australian (via Yahoo) ^ | 11/20/2014 | Natalie Brown
    In a letter addressed to parents which was leaked to the media today, it was suggested children would have junk food, including lollies, chocolates and potato chips, confiscated if they were brought to school. “These foods will not be returned to the student until the end of the school day. If your child has chosen to make inappropriate food choices for their lunch they will not be provided with an alternative,” the letter read. The letter was followed by claims made to 6PR radio that students had already been told their bags could be searched for junk food. But, acting...
  • NAA(L)CP president "concerned" about Ferguson grand jury decision

    11/23/2014 11:23:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 9 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | Nov. 23, 2014 | Rebecca Kaplan/
    NAACP President Cornell William Brooks said he was "concerned" about the forthcoming grand jury decision in the Michael Brown shooting case because the prosecutor failed to act upon previous complaints about the Ferguson, Missouri police department and didn't give the jurors sufficient instructions. "We have a prosecutor who had five complaints filed with the Justice Department concerning his police department by the NAACP. He failed to take action. This was before Mike Brown. He then conducts a grand jury, a process where he essentially dumps evidence into the laps of the grand jury with little direction. So are we concerned?...
  • Woman Who Was Sexually Assaulted And Set On Fire In Wichita Park, Dies Of Her Injuries

    11/23/2014 11:07:18 AM PST · by Q-ManRN · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 22, 2014 | Debra Heine
    The 36-year-old mother of four had suffered severe burns over more than half her body and had cuts on her head when firefighters found her November 14, naked in a park near the Wichita State University campus. The suspect in the case, twenty-six-year-old Cornell A. McNeal, also of Wichita, was charged Friday with attempted capital murder, rape and arson. Lt. Espinoza says the charges against McNeal will now be amended to include murder. McNeal is accused of raping, beating and setting on fire a 36-year-old woman who was walking in Fairmount Park, south of Wichita State University’s main campus, about...
  • SNL Snubs Obama, Mocks Executive Order

    11/23/2014 10:58:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    PJTatler ^ | November 23, 2014 | Susan L.M. Goldberg
    IJReview picked up on one of the funniest SNL sketches in recent (a.k.a. post-original cast) history. It was a Schoolhouse Rock! parody that aired last night, mocking Obama’s latest immigration-related executive order and complete disregard for the constitutional process: It starts out with the familiar boy climbing the steps of Capitol Hill and asking what kind of bill is on the Hill with him. The bill responds with a jingle that he is an “immigration bill” and that he hopes he can be passed into law someday. Cue the President shoving the bill down the stairs before inviting his buddy,...
  • Saxophone Ensembles Celebrate Sax Bicentennial

    11/23/2014 10:41:02 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 2 replies
    Marine Band ^ | 17 Nov 14 | SSgt Rachel Ghadiali
    November 6 marked the bicentennial of saxophone inventor Adolphe Sax’s birth, so the Marine Band will honor him with an inter-service saxophone concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23 at the John Philip Sousa Band Hall in Washington, D.C. The concert will be streamed live at www.marineband.marines.mil and will feature saxophone ensembles from the Marine Band, Army Band, Navy Band, Naval Academy Band, Air Force Band, and Army Field Band. Coordinated by Marine Band assistant principal saxophone Gunnery Sgt. Steven Temme, the program will begin with a Marine saxophone quartet on vintage instruments from the early 20th century performing one...
  • Tuition Hikes at the University of Compensation

    11/23/2014 10:34:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    University of California Regent Richard Blum confessed that he was "apoplectic" at the Board of Regents meeting Wednesday. The husband of Sen. Dianne Feinstein supports tuition increases as high as 28 percent over five years, which the board approved Thursday. Blum warned that private universities such as Yale and Stanford threaten to poach academic superstars. "In my investment business, if I underpaid my staff as much as the university is underpaid," said Blum, "I'd have nothing but empty desks." And: "You've got to get real about this stuff." California Gov. Jerry Brown was ready to take up the challenge. Brown's...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    11/23/2014 10:21:53 AM PST · by Faith · 7 replies
    November 23, 2014 | Faith
    Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; be thankful unto Him, and bless His Name. Psalm 100: 4
  • Organs removed from young woman against family's wishes

    11/23/2014 9:49:01 AM PST · by Shimmer1 · 33 replies
    http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/27395023/organs-removed-from-young-woman-against-familys-wishes ^ | Nov 15, 2014 | The Associated Press contributed to this report.
    The organ donation process has been completed for the young woman whose family was fighting against it. According to family members of 26-year-old Martha Perez, her organs were removed on Friday against their wishes. Fox 4 spoke to the family before the removal and they said the third woman confirmed dead of injuries sustained in an Arlington wreck involving a suspected drunk driver was technically still alive. more.....
  • Twenty years after Prop. 187

    11/23/2014 9:46:34 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/22/2014 | Josh Richman and David E. Early
    Twenty years ago this month, 59 percent of California voters passed a ballot measure designed to set up a state-run immigration system and deny most public benefits -- including K-12 education -- to illegal immigrants. Proposition 187 was widely viewed as one of the harshest anti-immigrant measures in the country. But when President Barack Obama last week signed executive orders to protect about 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, there were only muted protests in the Golden State. And polls show that more Californians back Obama on this than oppose him.
  • Marion Barry remembered for love of DC

    11/23/2014 8:39:32 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 23, 2014
    Marion Barry, who served four terms as the mayor of the District of Columbia and served on the D.C. Council as the representative for the city's Ward 8 until his death Sunday at the age of 78, was remembered for his love for the city he served
  • Ethnic studies requirement proposed for S.F. high schools

    11/23/2014 8:34:06 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 22, 2014 | Jill Tucker
    San Francisco’s school board president wants high school students to take a course that examines ethnic identity, race-based systems of oppression and the emphasis on Euro-centric history in traditional textbooks.
  • 2 Columbus Children Being Tested For Ebola (Ohio)

    11/23/2014 8:02:21 AM PST · by wtd · 31 replies
    Two children who recently traveled to West Africa are being tested for Ebola in Columbus, Ohio, after they showed symptoms of fever.
  • A Brief Criminological Comment on Bill Cosby and Bill Clinton

    11/23/2014 7:54:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2014 | Jason Kissner
    Bayes’ Rule (a simple algebraic transformation of Bayes’ Theorem that converts probabilities into odds) supplies the appropriate guidance with respect to how recently announced evidence against Bill Cosby should update our belief with respect to his guilt or innocence. The Rule says that, broadly speaking, we should update our beliefs via a likelihood ratio that is formed by dividing the probability that X number of women (substitute for X however many women have testified against Cosby) would lie if Cosby is guilty by the probability that X number of women would lie if Cosby is innocent. The language “broadly speaking”...
  • Marion Barry, Four-Term Mayor of Washington, Dead at 78

    11/23/2014 7:42:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/23/2014 | Allen McDuffee
    Marion S. Barry, Jr., the sharecropper's son and civil rights activist who became Washington, D.C.'s most flamboyant and divisive mayor for four terms, died early Sunday at the age of 78. United Medical Center spokeswoman Natalie Williams said Mr. Barry arrived at the hospital around 12:30 a.m. and died at 1:46 a.m., following a brief stay at Howard University Hospital. No cause of death was given, but Barry had suffered many health problems over the years, including prostate cancer, diabetes, anemia and kidney ailments. Among Washington's poorest residents, Barry was viewed as a symbol of hope for the attention he...
  • Liberal Chick Sings: "Illegals Are Goin’ Off The Rails On A Death Train"

    11/23/2014 7:38:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Doug Giles
    My family and I just moved back to the Lone Star state so I didn't have time this weekend to write a column because of how chaotic things have been with the move. But, I did find some fresh – ripe – goofy lunacy via Liberal Chick that I'd like to share with you. Yep, Liberal Chick is back and this time she's singing, yes singing, a song about evil conservatives and Fox News forcing illegal aliens to "ride death trains to the US." Check it out for yourself…LIBERAL CHICK SINGS: "Illegals Are Going Off The Rails On A Death...
  • The Dutch Say No to PC and Win

    11/23/2014 7:23:07 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/23/2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Last Saturday in Gouda, Holland, the police arrested as many as 90 people, the majority of whom were protesting against "Black Pete", part of a traditional pre-Christmas children's street party. We don’t normally associate a Santa Claus celebration with police arrests, so this requires a little explanation. Black Pete (Zwarte Piet in Dutch) is a blackface character in Dutch and Belgian folklore. He is the clownish helper of St Nicholas (Sinterklaas) in delivering presents to children.
  • A Navy Vet's Case For Gun Control

    11/23/2014 7:19:19 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 86 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11.23.14 | Shawn VanDiver
    How many shootings will it take before we adopt common sense gun control? A former Navy weapons instructor lays out the simple steps lawmakers can take to make us all safer. Last week, there was yet another campus shooting. This time, it was at Florida State University. The exhaustingly predictable cycle of mass shooting, recycled talking points from all sides, proposed legislation, insider lobbying, stagnation, and loss of public interest is about to begin and has been repeated far too many times in recent memory. Face it: the gun rights debate in this country is stale. In May, I talked...
  • SHOCK: Homeschooling family tasered, arrested after being accused of having a ‘messy’ house

    11/23/2014 7:16:43 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | NOV 21, 2014 | KYLE OLSON
    NODAWAY COUNTY, Mo. – A homeschooling family has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit after they say their home was illegally searched by the sheriff’s department. The Home School Legal Defense Association is aiding Laura and Jason Hagan. Their house was raided by Nodaway County Sheriff Darren White and Chief Sheriff’s Deputy David Glidden.
  • Soon, Within the Lives of Most of You, the American Dream Will Slip Away.

    11/23/2014 7:14:06 AM PST · by nathanbedford · 57 replies
    Vanity ^ | November 23, 2014 | Nathan Bedford
    Soon, within the lives of most of you, the American dream will slip away. If we accept that demographics in national presidential elections are increasingly running against Republicans and even more against conservatives, we must assume that the norm will be left-leaning Presidents. Looking beyond the 2014 election and the 2016 election as well, as demographics continue to run against us, the Senate will also increasingly trend left. However, the hold by Republicans and conservatives in the House of Representatives looks to be solid for some years to come, primarily because Republicans dominate state legislatures and draw district lines. Regardless...
  • After Rolling Stone Airs UVa Rape Claim, a Probe

    11/23/2014 7:12:04 AM PST · by Enterprise · 14 replies
    newser.com ^ | Nov 21, 2014 | John Johnson
    "Afterward, Jackie recalls how three of her friends decided not to bring her to the hospital. "She's gonna be the girl who cried 'rape,' and we'll never be allowed into any frat party again," said one, a female. Jackie eventually reported the case to the school's Sexual Misconduct Board, but not to police, and the allegations went nowhere."
  • The Cure for What’s Ailing Americans: Thanksgiving

    11/23/2014 7:00:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | Robert Jeffress
    The on-line retailer Amazon recently revealed the most popular verse in the Bible for Americans. No, it’s not the ubiquitous John 3:16 displayed on posters at sporting events everywhere. Instead, Americans are increasingly turning to Philippians 4:6-7 which the apostle Paul begins with these words: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Be anxious for nothing? That’s a lot easier said than done these days. Just read the headlines, and you’ll quickly discover plenty of reasons to worry: “4 Jihad Attacks in 4 Days,” “Ukraine Could...
  • Watch Canadian Hockey Fans Help Finish the U.S. National Anthem After the Singer’s Mic Fails

    11/23/2014 6:40:52 AM PST · by shove_it · 26 replies
    Time ^ | 20 Nov 2014 | Samantha Grossman
    (video at link) This is sure to warm even the iciest hearts At a Toronto Maple Leafs game Tuesday night, singer Michelle Madeira was partway through The Star-Spangled Banner when her mic cut out. She continued singing, but of course, the crowd couldn’t hear her. Without missing a beat, the entire crowd picked up where Madeira left off, completing the U.S. national anthem in unison. Fans kept up the enthusiasm and sang O Canada right after. See? Hockey fans aren’t just drunken and rowdy and prone to fighting. They’re also sometimes really awesome.
  • Flood of illegal immigrants pour into NYC public schools

    11/23/2014 6:40:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 23, 2014 | By Susan Edelman and Isabel Vincent
    New York has sent a warning to its schools: Expect more illegal immigrants. The city Department of Education has told principals it plans this year to enroll 2,350 migrant children from Central America who crossed into the United States unaccompanied — with many more to come. “It is expected that children will continue to arrive in large numbers in the coming years,” says a DOE memo to principals obtained by The Post. The notice comes as the city rolls out a $50 million red carpet for 1,662 minors who crossed the border this summer to escape ­violence and gangs in...
  • Lerner grants tax exempt status to a prostitution ring

    11/23/2014 6:04:49 AM PST · by Steven Tyler · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | |Nov 23, 2014 | Snady Frost
    These documents were then filed with the IRS, where Lois Lerner, the former Director of Exempt Organization Rulings and Agreements, decided the Royal Order of Jesters deserved 501(c)(3) status as a charity and, on July 24, 2004, approved their application that classified their new headquarters as a “museum.” When the Jester news broke four years ago, we learned from the Buffalo News that a New York state Supreme Court judge resigned after the FBI caught him and two other Jesters in a human trafficking sting. These included his law clerk and a retired Lockport police captain. A retired Erie County...
  • Teddy Roosevelt knew what to do!

  • As their leaders spar with Russia, Poles press for a bit of pragmatism

    11/23/2014 5:54:09 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 3 replies
    Poland and Russia expelled each other's diplomats this week and canceled cultural exchanges. But many Poles, driven by longstanding ties as well as business interests, want more dialogue. Will the new PM deliver? Anyone who has been listening to the Polish government this year would think Poles want nothing to do with Russia. Just this week, Russia said several of its diplomats were expelled from Poland, and in return, Polish diplomats were asked to leave Moscow. The Polish government cancelled a series of cultural events that were to be held next year to celebrate ties between the two nations, and...
  • Yankee Go Home

    11/23/2014 5:05:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2014 | John Ransom
    Sheepinwolfsclothing wrote: The republicrats mega world central bankster financiers are always the winners because there is only one party and whoever wins the election, the Rothschild world banking cartel has a win-win situation. It is like two sports teams with one owner, as Mayer Amschel Rothschild said in 1790, "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws." They control all the countries central banks, except 3, including the I.M.F., World Bank, the Conservation Bank, etc., and thru these they control politicians, laws, governments, and so the world, thru extortion! –If They Can't...
  • Coaching and the Suffering Christian

    11/23/2014 4:33:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | Joe Holland
    I have spent my life being coached or coaching. I’ve played most of the major sports and some of the more unusual ones as well. I’ve learned that coaches face one major perennial challenge. It is the difficulty of motivating your athletes when pain and fatigue are urging them to quit.I’ve found that there are three basic coaching styles that seek to answer this challenge.The first coaching style asserts that true athletes don’t feel pain. It simply doesn’t exist; it is a figment of the imagination. This is the mind-over-matter rationale. Pain isn’t a challenge; or, it isn’t even to be...
  • Modernized Blackjack takes off after avionic upgrade

    Tu-160 has a lift-generating airframe, which is mostly made of aluminum alloys. Titanium alloys make up to 20% of the airframe mass. The bomber’s airframe has a distinctive appearance, with the wing and fuselage gradually integrated into a single-piece configuration. The variable geometry wings (the sweep angle can be varied from 20 to 65) allow the aircraft to use complex flight profiles from low subsonic speeds to mach 2. Photo: UAC/Tupolev design Bureau The first Tupolev Tu-160M Blackjack has completed its maiden flight after an avionic modernization that revamped the bombers’ radar and avionic systems in the past two years....
  • Children Strip-Searched At New Philadelphia Family Courthouse

    11/22/2014 8:52:51 PM PST · by Altariel · 17 replies
    CBS (Philadelphia) ^ | November 21, 2014 | Cherri Gregg
    HILADELPHIA (CBS) — Multiple sources involved in cases in Philadelphia Family Court say sheriff’s deputies improperly strip-searched juveniles in both criminal and DHS custody cases who were appearing at the court for hearings earlier this week. And once court administrators discovered what was going on, they put a stop to it. According to multiple sources, juveniles in county custody for both criminal and non-criminal matters who were making courtroom appearances at the new Family Courthouse, at 15th and Arch Streets, were first strip-searched by sheriff’s deputies as a security measure all day Monday of this week and possible part of...
  • Ivy League School Holds Funeral For Michael Brown And Non-White People Killed By Racism

    11/23/2014 12:37:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 22, 2014 | Emma Colton
    Preparing for the soon expected grand jury verdict in Ferguson, Missouri, students at the University of Pennsylvania held a ceremonial funeral on Friday afternoon for “black and brown bodies” oppressed by the evils of capitalism and the racism of police officers. Known as the Students Organizing for Unity and Liberation (SOUL), the multicultural student group founded in 2012 has held a litany of stunts on the Philadelphia campus to “create a more conscious and active community at UPenn and in Philadelphia,” according to the group’s Facebook page. Since the beginning of the school year, SOUL has deemed Friday “#FergusonFriday,” a...
  • IndyStar Deletes Racist Cartoon About Illegal Immigrants

    11/22/2014 8:09:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    <p>The Indianapolis Star deleted a racist Gary Varvel cartoon depicting an illegal immigrant family climbing through the window while a white family had Thanksgiving dinner. Wow, really? The fact is, not all illegal immigrants are Hispanics.</p>
  • DUPREE: Black Leaders Shamefully Silent On Obama’s Amnesty

    DUPREE: Black Leaders Shamefully Silent On Obama’s Amnesty The “March for Jobs” rally sponsored by the Black American Leadership Alliance on Monday was the first broad, organized rally in the nation’s capital on the issue since House Republicans held a strategy session last week on immigration reform. By Wayne Dupree - - Friday, November 21, 2014 The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are endorsing President Obama’s amnesty for illegal immigrants, as they endeavor to maintain the fiction that the Democratic Party is aligned with the needs of the black community...
  • Bill would lift ban on VA doctors advising patients on medical marijuana

    11/22/2014 8:49:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2014 | Kelly Cohen
    A new bill aims to make it easier for veterans to talk to their doctors about medical marijuana. The Veterans Equal Access Act, introduced Thursday by Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore. and Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., would lift a ban Veterans Affairs doctors face that prevents them from giving opinions or recommendations on medical marijuana to veterans living in states where its use is permitted. "Post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury are just as damaging and harmful as any injuries that are visible from the outside," Blumenauer said in a statement, according to the Huffington Post. “Sometimes even more so because of...
  • Republicans want to oppose Obama on immigration, but how?

    11/22/2014 6:15:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/22/2014 | y MICHAEL A. MEMOLI, LISA MASCARO
    Republicans in Congress are unified in their desire to fight President Obama's action to protect more than 4 million immigrants from deportation and ease rules for up to 1 million more. They just can't agree on how to do it. Should they shut down the government? File a lawsuit? Or is there a more measured approach that could showcase Republican leadership, such as passing a legislative alternative? "We're working with our members and looking at the options that are available to us," House Speaker John A. Boehner said Friday. "But I will say to you that the House will, in...
  • Chinese Investors Snap Up Property in Bankrupt Detroit

    11/22/2014 6:01:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/22/2014 | ERIC BACULINAO
    Bankrupt Detroit’s thousands of empty buildings are being flogged at rock-bottom prices — and Chinese investors are answering the siren call of unbeatable deals. With family homes regularly selling for around $10,000, the beleaguered Motor City is now the number-four destination for Chinese housing investors in the U.S. Bigger spenders have already snapped up some of Detroit’s most iconic commercial buildings. “There are factories, commercial real estate and upscale areas around Detroit with proximity to good schools that are worth investing in,” said Wang Ning, deputy manager in charge of international business at China online real estate agency SouFun. The...
  • 16 North Carolina Judges Quit Following State's Legalization of Gay Marriage

    11/22/2014 5:58:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/22/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    Sixteen North Carolina judges have either resigned or retired after gay marriage became legal in the state last month when a judge ruled that an amendment to the state's constitution banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. In October, U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn of Asheville struck down the ban and ruled the amendment unconstitutional in response to a Charlotte-based lawsuit. Reports from the administrative office of the courts note that "between the ruling on Oct. 10 and the end of the month, 16 magistrates left their jobs, but the state wouldn't release why they left," Time Warner Cable News-Charlotte reports. The...
  • Recycling from Western Countries Covers China in Filthy Garbage

    11/22/2014 5:54:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/22/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Recycling is a scam. I’ve said it before. It does nothing for the environment. It does plenty for the wallets of the well connected who have recycling businesses. That’s the only reason for recycling.Western countries dump their “recycling” into Third World countries in heaps indistinguishable from the old bad landfills. Except the difference is that they’re in major cities. These filthy photographs show monstrous mounting piles of waste overflowing into streets and even blocking roads in the city of Shenzhen in southern China’s Guangdong Province.The smell is so bad nauseous residents have taken to wearing masks.Tonnes of plastic recycling...
  • CU-Boulder to pay philosophy professor Brad Monton $185K to resign

    11/22/2014 5:54:09 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 11/21/2014 | Sarah Kuta
    Prof under investigation for violating amorous relationship policy. The University of Colorado has agreed to pay philosophy professor Brad Monton $120,000 plus the rest of his salary for the academic year — about $65,000 — in exchange for his resignation. Monton's departure, which Chancellor Phil DiStefano termed "a business decision," comes during a year of turmoil for the Boulder campus' philosophy department, which has been accused of creating a culture that's perceived to be unfriendly to women. Monton had been under investigation for potentially violating the university's amorous relationship policy with students, CU officials confirmed. Both Monton and CU deny...
  • Economics Profs Claim a Ninety Percent Income Tax Rate Would Help the Rich

    11/22/2014 5:45:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | 11/22/2014 | Aleister
    It sounds like these professors graduated from the redistributive school of economics.Christopher White of the College Fix reports. Ninety percent income tax rate would help the rich, economics professors claim Opposing economist asks why disincentives in carbon tax wouldn’t apply to income taxEconomists at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Bonn argue that the United States would be better off if well-heeled citizens paid the kind of high tax rates not seen since the Eisenhower administration.According to a working paper by Bonn’s Fabian Kindermann and Penn’s Dirk Krueger published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, going back...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PSALM 100 ~ THANKSGIVING ~ 23 November 2014

    11/22/2014 4:59:36 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 70 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          PSALM OF THANKSGIVING 100 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.    
  • Obama not on Smithsonian’s ’100 most significant Americans’ list; liberals in shock over who is!

    11/22/2014 4:04:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    The “Smithsonian” magazine compiled a list of the “100 most significant Americans,” and to the dismay of his fan base President Obama failed to make the cut. Adding insult to injury, former President George W. Bush made the list. But it gets even better, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was also included. The liberal website Raw Story bemoaned the very idea that the Smithsonian Institution “decided that George W. Bush is a more ‘significant’ figure in U.S. history” than the exalted one. Curiously, the only redeeming qualification Raw Story named when mentioning Obama is that he was the country’s first...
  • Well, Obama issued executive amnesty: Will Republicans stand for it?

    11/22/2014 2:58:23 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 22 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 11/21/2014 | Jon E Dougherty
    As he has promised to do for months, President Obama launched a broadside against the U.S. Constitution last night, introducing a plan to enact executive amnesty despite having zero legal authority to do so under our founding document’s Article II, Sect. 2 powers governing the Executive Branch. So much for swearing to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” “We’re going to offer the following deal,” Obama said during a 16-minute prime time address from the White House last night. “If you’ve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or...
  • Ferguson Protests Grow Larger: ‘We Don’t Give a F--- about Your Laws’

    11/22/2014 2:43:20 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 94 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/22/2014
    The protests in Ferguson, Mo., on Friday night grew larger than previous days’ gatherings of protesters, despite the rain and cold weather. Police officers used a megaphone to ask protesters to leave the street outside the Ferguson Police Department or they would be arrested. In this video, protesters responded by chanting ”F— the police” and shouting “We don’t give a f— about your laws like you don’t give a f— about our lives.” Warning: Video contains foul language. Video here: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/393294/ferguson-protests-grow-larger-we-dont-give-f-about-your-laws-ryan-lovelace Protesters then moved to West Florissant Street and blocked traffic in front of a McDonald’s restaurant and chanted, “Who...
  • Everything You Need To Know About Obama's Executive Amnesty

    11/22/2014 1:28:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Conn Carroll
    In a primetime address on November 20, President Obama made his sales pitch to the American people for a series of immigration executive actions he will sign on November 21 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here is what you need to know:What actions is Obama taking specifically?The key to Obama's new immigration policy is the creation of one new amnesty program and the expansion of another.Specifically, Obama's new amnesty program will give illegal immigrants who have been in the United States for at least five years, and who are parents of U.S. citizens or legal residents, a three year work permit. This permit will also allow them to obtain...
  • UPDATED Kinder Morgan protesters mass for more arrests as test drilling starts

    11/22/2014 1:18:45 PM PST · by shove_it · 16 replies
    CBC ^ | 22 Nov 2014
    About 100 anti-pipeline protesters marched up Burnaby Mountain — many with the intention of getting themselves arrested — and gathered at the work site Saturday after Kinder Morgan started test drilling on Friday night. MORE | Complete coverage of the pipeline protests Organizers say they are still trying to stage a peaceful display of civil disobedience, but are prepared to face arrest. Simon Fraser University science professor Lynne Quarmby is among those leading the march. Quarmby and Tamo Campos, the grandson of environment activist David Suzuki were among those arrested on Friday. Protesters like Kate Gordanier-Smith say the beginning of...
  • Culturist Suicide

    11/22/2014 1:11:13 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/22/2014
    With Obama’s promised amnesty for illegal people, America has committed culturist suicide. Culturism is the belief that a traditional majority culture has the right and duty to protect, promote, and promulgate itself. This mission is now lost beyond hope. And this is fatal to America, because cultural diversity is real and important. Obama claims that his amnesty will impact only 5 million people. How will they check that? Who will check that? Believe me, fraud will be rampant and we do not have the resources or will to check it. And, this news will – as did Obama’s earlier promise...
  • Planned Parenthood Supports President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration [truncated]

    11/22/2014 1:05:46 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 7 replies
    Targeted News Service ^ | November 21, 2014 | Cecile Richards
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following news release: Planned Parenthood Federation of America commends President Obama for taking long overdue executive action addressing key issues in our nation's broken immigration system, and calling on the administration and Congress to work to extend healthcare coverage to these individuals. Statement from Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America: "We commend President Obama for extending much needed and long overdue relief to millions of women and families currently living in fear of deportation due to our nation's broken immigration system. This is a bold...