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  • Dilemma For Israel Boycotters As Jewish Israeli Scientists Make HIV Breakthrough

    08/27/2015 9:54:21 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Scientists in Israel have announced a breakthrough in HIV research, a development that will leave Israel boycotters with their latest ethical dilemma. The team from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev say their finding will result in a “revolutionary diagnosis and the key to the clinical solution that will prevent infection with HIV and will destroy the deadly virus.” i24News reports that Dr Ran Taube of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics at the southern Israeli university said his team has discovered similarities between HIV (the virus that leads to AIDS) and leukemia. Conducted in collaboration with Dr. Uri Rubio...
  • Donald Trump is a pińata — he’s just made for whacking

    08/27/2015 8:42:12 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 27, 2015 | Steve Rubenstein
    Whacking Donald Trump with a stick is big business in San Francisco. You can do it for $14 to the small Trump, or $20 if you splurge for the large Trump. The stick costs $3 extra, and you really need a proper stick, customers say, to bust Trump to smithereens. Those are the economics — a field said to be Trump’s specialty — in the red-hot business of selling Donald Trump pińatas.
  • Tardy more than 100 times, N.J. teacher can still keep job

    08/27/2015 6:48:20 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    — An arbitrator used scathing language to describe the conduct of a public school teacher who has been late to work several dozen times in the last two years but also rejected the district's attempt to fire him, according to a ruling in a tenure hearing reached earlier this month. Arnold Anderson, a teacher at Roosevelt School, was late 46 times in the most recent school year through March 20, and another 65 times in the previous school year, according to the text of the arbitrator's decision, which was filed Aug. 19.
  • About 3,000 Rescued, 55 Dead in Mediterranean Yesterday

    08/27/2015 6:19:53 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    gCaptain ^ | August 27, 2015
    Rescuers saved about 3,000 migrants but found more than 50 dead on boats near the coast of Libya on Wednesday, the Italian coast guard said. Tens of thousands of people, mainly from Africa and the Middle East, have put to sea this year in the hope of reaching Europe, often dangerously packed into small vessels that were never designed to cross the Mediterranean.
  • Cheating the Cheaters=> Ashley Madison Used Fake Female Profiles – 31 Million Men and Only...

    08/27/2015 6:09:42 PM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/27/15 | Jim Hoft
    It was a sausage fest. Almost all of the Ashley Madison female profiles were faked. Only 12,000 of the 5.5 million women listed at the site were real. It was all faked.Gizmodo reported: When hacker group Impact Team released the Ashley Madison data, they asserted that “thousands” of the women’s profiles were fake. Later, this number got blown up in news storiesthat asserted “90-95%” of them were fake, though nobody put forth any evidence for such an enormous number. So I downloaded the data and analyzed it to find out how many actual women were using Ashley Madison, and who...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 28 August 2015

    08/27/2015 5:58:45 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 65 replies
    August 27, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Anchors Away: Ridiculous to believe that the 14th Amendment was intended for children of illegals

    08/27/2015 5:52:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2015 | Jan LaRue
    “Bin Laden 2016” raises the question: Does “birthright citizenship,” regardless of parentage, qualify one to become president of the United States? Now that I have your attention, let’s consider a logical consequence of the current policy of the U.S. government, granting “birthright citizenship” to a child born in the United States of illegal immigrants, otherwise known as an “anchor baby.” Section I of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” At...
  • Margaret Sanger’s National Portrait Gallery Bust Should Go — But Not (Merely) because She Was Racist

    08/27/2015 5:50:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/27/15 | Ian Tuttle
    Via the Washington Examiner: About two dozen anti-abortion leaders and pastors, most of them black, gathered in front of the National Portrait Gallery Thursday morning to protest its display of a bust of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. Chanting “you must remove the bust,” E.W. Jackson and other black activists argued that various writings and statements by Sanger prove she was a racist white supremacist who doesn’t deserve to be honored alongside civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks. “If Margaret Sanger had her way, Rosa Parks and MLK would never have been born,” said...
  • Are You a Pro-Life American? This is How Hillary Just Compared You to a Terrorist…

    08/27/2015 5:33:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    .ijreview.com ^ | 8.27.2015 | Joe Perticone
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pulled out all the stops to discredit her 2016 Republican presidential challengers during a speech in Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday. Discussing the issue of women’s health care, Clinton compared pro-life members of the Republican party to radical Islamic terrorists: “Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world, but it’s a little hard to take from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States.” Clinton added that “we are going forward, we...
  • Oakland cop shoots suspect dead after being attacked with chain

    08/27/2015 4:56:55 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 27, 2015 | Henry K. Lee and Evan Sernoffsky
    An Oakland police officer shot and killed a man Thursday after he hit her in the head multiple times with a metal chain in the city’s Adams Point neighborhood, officials and witnesses said. The deadly encounter marked the sixth police shooting this year in Oakland — four of which have been fatal, during an unusually violent summer of clashes between officers and armed suspects.
  • San Francisco goes down the toilet. Public health hazard

    08/27/2015 3:43:58 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 40 replies
    Fellowship Of The Minds ^ | 8/26/2015 | Dr. Eowyn
    San Francisco, the leftwing City by the Bay that’s ever so tolerant about the homeless, estimated to number 10,000, has a huge problem with people urinating and defecating in public, as attested to by the images below. Nearly two years ago, the problem was already rampant. A citizen resident, Noah Sanders, warned that tourists are vowing not to return to San Francisco because of encounters with human turd. Sanders wrote: that the odor of piss and shit that permeates so many of our neighborhoods “[T[he odor of piss and shit…permeats…our neigborhoods…. I have experienced days, even weeks, in a row...
  • What's your EDC? Prepper Ping (Vanity

    08/27/2015 3:35:52 PM PDT · by Sergio · 92 replies
    08/27/2015 | Self
    Every Day Carry, or EDC, as the name implies, are the things you carry every day. Car keys, wallet, etc. From a preparedness perspective however, your EDC may be all you have available in an emergency situation or all that you have to help get you home.
  • Trumka: GOP Candidates "Hateful And Racist"

    08/27/2015 3:08:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka released a video calling unspecified Republican candidates “hateful and racist” for their immigration policies. Trumka said, “Hi, I’m Rich Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. In the last several weeks, the subject of immigrants living and working in the U.S. has become a major part of the political debate.
  • UT Knoxville encourages students to use gender-neutral pronouns

    08/27/2015 2:58:46 PM PDT · by don-o · 51 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | August 27, 2015
    The University of Tennessee is asking students to use “ze, hir, hirs, and xe, xem, xyr.” No, those words are not another language. They’re actually the gender-neutral singular versions of pronouns. The University of Tennessee Office for Diversity and Inclusion is asking students and faculty to use the pronouns in order to create a more inclusive campus. They say it alleviates a heavy burden for people expressing different genders or identities. “We should not assume someone’s gender by their appearance, nor by what is listed on a roster or in student information systems,” Donna Braquet, the Director of the University...
  • Christian clerk fights on as Sixth Circuit orders her to issue gay ‘marriage’ licenses

    08/27/2015 2:51:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 27, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    ROWAN COUNTY, KY, August 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- A federal appeals court has ordered Christian clerk Kim Davis to provide same-sex “marriage” licenses, but she’s refusing to give in. Davis, a Democrat, says that her Christian beliefs will not allow her to issue licenses for same-sex “marriages.” Despite pressure from Democrat Gov. Steve Beshear, a lawsuit from the ACLU, and two federal court rulings, Davis has refused to issue any licenses while the matter is still working its way through the courts. However, the Sixth District Court of Appeals said Davis must issue the licenses. While critics say Davis must follow the law as a...
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. “The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,” Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....
  • No veto? Senate Dems might get enough votes to filibuster GOP’s attempt to block Iran deal

    08/27/2015 2:43:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2015 | AllahPundit
    The consolation prize in the great Senate GOP sellout on the Iran deal was supposed to be the opportunity it created to embarrass Obama. The fear was that if Republicans insisted on two-thirds approval of the deal for ratification, as the Constitution’s Treaty Clause requires, King Barack would simply reassure the public that this wasn’t technically a treaty and proceed to implement the agreement under his own executive authority. Heads he wins, tails you lose. That’s life in post-republic America. (And if you like that model, wait until President Trump is sworn in.) So Bob Corker and McConnell decided...
  • Hillary compares GOP candidates, pro-lifers to terrorists

    08/27/2015 2:42:58 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 16 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 27,2015 | Jim Hoft
    Hillary Clinton compared Republican presidential candidates to terrorists in her latest campaign speech. “Extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world. But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be president of the United States. Yet, they espouse out of touch and out-of-date policies. They are dead-wrong for 21st century America. From the woman who supports Planned Parenthood baby organ harvesting. Unreal.
  • Father Of Slain Reporter Pledges That Gun Control Will Be ‘Alison’s Legaicy'

    08/27/2015 2:40:13 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 70 replies
    The Politistick ^ | 8/27/15 | GREG CAMPBELL
    America is still reeling from the on-air execution of Alison Parker and Adam Ward. While doing their jobs, both were slain by a devout racist and former colleague of their. The thoughts and prayers of everyone at PolitiStick go out to the families of these victims. It’s a senseless crime and it’s natural to try and make sense of such heinousness. The shooter, a homosexual black man, authored a 23-page manifesto clearly explaining his racial motivations for killing the two straight white people. And though America became engulfed in a rage of race-obsessed hysteria after the Dylann roof shooting, few...
  • Donald Trump may be helping Ted Cruz with his 'endgame'

    08/27/2015 2:33:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/27/2015 | Hunter Walker
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is teaming up with his Republican presidential primary rival, Donald Trump, to host an upcoming rally attacking President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. The event, which will be held in Washington D.C. on September 9, is one sign of Cruz's comfort with Trump. In fact, according to a recent report, Cruz might actually think Trump can help him win. National Journal's Tim Alberta published a story Thursday that suggested Cruz and his team have a strategy to use Trump to their advantage. Alberta talked to Cruz, several of his allies, and experts who suggested the...
  • Yes, Really: 141 Counties Have More Registered Voters Than People Alive

    08/27/2015 2:24:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/27/2015 | Daniel Steinberg
    The Public Interest Legal Foundation, of which PJ Media’s J. Christian Adams is president, has done admirable work in convincing the country that voter fraud is a widespread problem and an embarrassment to the country. We need clean voter rolls and Voter ID now, and an end to this cavalier attitude towards securing our fundamental right.This morning, they circulated the following release: Scores of Counties Put on Notice About Corrupted Voter Rolls(Alexandria, VA) – August 27 The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) has put 141 counties on notice across the United States that they have more registered voters than...
  • New Polls: More Bad News for Hillary, More Good News for Trump

    08/27/2015 2:23:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There's all kinds of new polls out, ladies and gentlemen. A new Quinnipiac poll. You know what the word most commonly associated with Hillary Clinton is? "Liar." I'm not kidding. The second most closely associated word Hillary Clinton is "dishonest." And the third most commonly associated word with Mrs. Clinton is "untrustworthy." And she is the Democrats' leading nominee. And Joe Biden is getting out that he doesn't know if he's got enough emotional fuel in the tank. He just doesn't know if he's got it. On the Republican side, there's big news with Trump. Trump has told Republican...
  • Seattle Passes ‘Gun Violence’ Tax, NRA and Others Sue

    08/27/2015 2:21:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/27/2015 | Liz Sheld
    Not just one, but three Second Amendment groups have filed suit against the city of Seattle for adopting a “gun violence tax” on ammunition and firearms, “designed to help offset the financial toll of gun violence”: The complaint was filed Monday in King County Superior Court by the NRA, the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, along with two gun owners and two gun shops. It called the tax legally unenforceable because Washington state prohibits local governments from adopting laws related to firearms unless those local ordinances are specifically authorized by the state. More likely...
  • Report: John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz A ‘Jackass’ At Fundraiser; Rubs Some Attendees the Wrong Way

    08/27/2015 2:19:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/27/2015 | Debra Heine
    According to the Daily Caller, Speaker Boehner broke Reagan’s 11th Commandment big time at a GOP fundraiser in Colorado, Wednesday evening: At a Steamboat Springs event for GOP Rep. Scott Tipton, the Ohio Republican quipped that he likes how Cruz’s presidential campaign keeps “that jackass” out of Washington, and from telling Boehner how to do his job.That remark rubbed some attendees the wrong way.“I don’t think it’s terribly speaker-like, and I think it kind of goes against everything that Reagan ever said about disparaging Republicans,” said Ed MacArthur, the president of Native Excavating, who attended the fundraiser. Given Speaker...
  • Decades of Cruel Liberalism Created Vester Flanagan's Victim Mentality

    08/27/2015 2:16:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: We have learned a lot more since we completed the program yesterday about the details behind the scenes that led to the shooting near Roanoke, Virginia, yesterday. I've learned a lot more about the shooter and his relationship with people he worked with and people he worked for throughout his career. Bryce Williams is his stage name. And it turns out... Let me go at this from the standpoint of my experience in the business of broadcasting. I want to take you back to the early 1970s. I left home at age 20 in 1971 for my first job...
  • Joe Biden Swims Naked, Upsetting Female Secret Service Agents, Book Claims

    08/27/2015 2:11:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 08/01/2014 | Steven Nelson
    Vice President Joe Biden enjoys swimming without a bathing suit, a new book claims.Biden, who’s flirting with a run for president in 2016, gives Secret Service agents an eyeful both at his Delaware home and at the vice president’s official residence in Washington, D.C., according to “The First Family Detail” by Ronald Kessler.The book relies on named and unnamed sources to describe life guarding prominent politicians including Biden, former President Ronald Reagan, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama. “Agents say that, whether at the vice president’s residence or at his home in Delaware, Biden has a...
  • Hillary Clinton Compares Pro-Lifers to Terrorists

    08/27/2015 2:03:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | August 27, 2015
    Attention pro-life Americans. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton thinks you have something in common with terrorist groups like ISIS if you favor de-funding the Planned Parenthood abortion business after it was recently caught selling aborted babies and their body parts.On the campaign trail, Clinton compared pro-life people to terrorists:“I would like these Republican candidates to look the mom in the eye who caught her breast cancer early because she was able to get a screening for cancer, or the teenager who didn’t get pregnant because she had access to contraception, or anyone who’s ever been protected by an HIV test....
  • REPUBLICANS CHASING AN HISPANIC UNICORN

    08/27/2015 2:00:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    There is no greater political miscalculation, or fraud, than the notion that Republicans have to “moderate” their positions on immigration reform in order to appeal to Hispanic voters. This fiction began with President George W. Bush’s aborted attempt at comprehensive immigration reform in early 2007.
  • Vester Lee Flanagan: Inside the home of gunman Bryce Williams where he prepared for murder

    08/27/2015 1:59:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 58 replies
    (UK) Daily Telegraph ^ | August 27, 2015 | Ruth Sherlock
    The Telegraph is given exclusive video and pictures showing the Virginia gunman's home, with cat urine all over the kitchen floor and the discovery of sex toys ... revealing details of the gunman’s life in the days before he murdered Alison Palmer and Adam Ward. [Snip] He left behind an apartment filled with his personal effects, including photographs of himself during his days as a television journalist and posters that appear to be of male pin-ups. In a raid on the apartment on Wednesday, police reportedly confiscated a gay pride flag. They also found "many" sex toys, which may have...
  • New Republic Libs Romanticize Stalin

    08/27/2015 1:51:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, I saw something that I have to comment on. You know, this is outside the realm of the presidential race, but it is still right smack-dab in the middle of what we all care about, and that is the future of this country. You know and I know how frustrating it is to try to persuade liberals to abandon liberalism, or to put it another way, you know how hard it is to get liberals to switch to conservatism. One of the things that... I'll give you a couple examples of frustrating things to me. For example, we...
  • Ancient Greek palace unearthed near Sparta dates back to 17th century BC

    08/27/2015 1:46:45 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 26th 2015 | Agent France-Presse
    Archaeologists discover palace with archaic inscriptions built during the Mycenaean period 'Archaeologists in Greece have discovered the ruins of an ancient palace with important archaic inscriptions dating back to the Mycenaean age, the culture ministry said Tuesday. The palace, likely built around the 17th-16th centuries BC, had around 10 rooms and was discovered near Sparta in southern Greece. At the site, archaeologists found objects of worship, clay figurines, a cup adorned with a bull’s head, swords and fragments of murals.'
  • Elites just don’t understand ‘Born to Run’

    08/27/2015 1:36:34 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 24th 2015 | Kyle Smith
    'Observing the 40th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run,” the Atlantic published, in tribute, a masterpiece of point-missing, reframing the album as a story of inequality and “urgent activism.” Coincidentally, these are the exact obsessions of Ph.D.-holding 2015 elites who are a foreign nation to Springsteen’s shabby village of broken heroes and Magic Rats. The Atlantic piece by academic Joshua Zeitz tries to shove Springsteen’s lyrics into a predetermined mold as awkwardly as Cinderella’s stepsisters trying to jam their large, nasty feet into that tiny slipper. Zeitz, a college history teacher, expends several paragraphs praising subjects the album doesn’t...
  • The Genesis Flood and Noah’s Ark. Fact or fiction?

    08/27/2015 1:17:18 PM PDT · by fishtank · 91 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 8-27-2015 | Tas Walker
    The Genesis Flood and Noah’s Ark. Fact or fiction? by Tas Walker Published: 27 August 2015 (GMT+10) Many doubt the biblical story of Noah’s Flood. To many the story seems a gross exaggeration or a work of fiction. And if Noah’s Flood is not believable, why trust any historical account in the Bible? People have posed many objections to a factual interpretation of this event and this article (and the articles linked to it) answers many of the key questions people have about the Flood and the Ark.
  • Slain Christian's head allegedly bashed by Muslim 'refugees'

    08/27/2015 1:06:54 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 22 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 25, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    A judge on Monday unsealed the court documents of a grisly murder of a Christian man, allegedly at the hands of three Muslim immigrants in Portland, Maine. In those documents, which had been sealed since the three men were charged Aug. 11, police said they found the brutally beaten body of Freddy Akoa lying on the living-room floor in his apartment. He was the victim of a savage attack that took place over several hours. According to the autopsy report, he had cuts and bruises all over his body, with the fatal blows coming to his head. Akoa, who had...
  • U.S. Oil Prices Post Biggest Rise on Percentage Basis Since 2009

    08/27/2015 12:54:40 PM PDT · by abb · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 27, 2015 | Christian Berthelsen
    U.S. oil prices soared 10% on Thursday, as a rally in Chinese and U.S. stocks and better-than-expected U.S. economic data prompted a rush by traders to bail out of bearish bets that the market would fall. Traders and analysts at hedge funds, banks and brokerages said supply-and-demand conditions in the oil market remained weak and there appeared to be little fundamental justification for such a strong rally, or expectations of more price gains in the near future. Rather, they said, it appeared to be set off as investors with so-called short positions that profit from falling prices closed those bets...
  • 5 Yrs. after Earthquake U.S. Extends “Temporary” Amnesty for Haitian Illegal Aliens

    08/27/2015 12:32:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 27, 2015
    In yet another depiction of the nation’s flawed immigration policies, the Obama administration is extending a humanitarian measure designed to temporarily shield illegal immigrants from deportation during emergencies for the fifth time in five years. It’s officially known as Temporary Protected Status (TPS) but should be renamed permanent—or at least long-term—protected status. It involves tens of thousands of Haitians, who were originally granted TPS after an earthquake devastated the poverty-stricken Caribbean island in 2010. Then Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the benefit would last only 18 months and be limited to Haitian nationals who were in the United States...
  • Walker’s hostile waters: destruction of WI univ damages more than the liberal academic elite

    08/27/2015 12:31:07 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 71 replies
    Salon ^ | August 27, 2015 | Paula Young Lee
    Universities are an ecosystem, and when faculty are poached and grant money dries up, everyone suffers If you’re from Wisconsin, the Friday night fish fry is a big deal, and the fish you want on your plate is a yellow perch you caught yourself. But for years, the population of yellow perch has been in serious decline. Now on the verge of collapse, the future of this iconic fish is looking grim. Kind of like what is happening right now with the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, under siege from a legislative agenda that has been steadily decimating its...
  • Ky. clerk again refuses to issue marriage licences to gay couples despite ruling

    08/27/2015 12:30:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 8/27/15
    A Kentucky clerk's office on Thursday again refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the country two months ago. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue any marriage licenses, citing her Christian faith and constitutional right to religious freedom, since the landmark decision in June. On Thursday morning, a deputy clerk in her office refused to issue a marriage license to William Smith Jr. and James Yates. It was their third attempt to get a license. They said they will not give...
  • Young Buckeyes fan worried heart surgery at Michigan would convert him

    08/27/2015 11:35:43 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 08/27/2015 | staff
    --SNIP-- In an announcement revealing the successful implementation of a new tool in battling heart defects, the University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital also passed along an amazing anecdote. It turns out one of its patients was a 10-year-old Toledo boy named Ivan Applin, who roots for Ohio State. According to his mother, Jennifer, young Ivan had a concern about trusting his heart to just anyone. “He asked if the Michigan doctors were going to make his heart love the University of Michigan instead of Ohio State
  • An Open Letter To Donald Trump

    08/27/2015 12:22:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Dear Mr. Trump, Like millions of Americans, I am intrigued with your meteoric rise to the top of the polls. You have truly captured the imagination of this nation. Because I would love to see you succeed, I’ve got some unsolicited advice for you. And you’re going to love this. It’s free! If you’ll allow me to introduce myself, I’m a Jewish follower of Jesus (just like Peter and Paul and John and the rest of the apostles), an author, professor, minister, and national talk radio host. My wife, Nancy, and I have been married for almost 40 years, and...
  • Scientists: “Aborted fetal tissue essential for research” [Mark 6 - Herodian Choice]

    08/27/2015 12:09:47 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 49 replies
    Children of God for Life ^ | 8/15/2015 | Staff
    (Largo, FL) With the exposure of Planned Parenthood’s activities in procuring aborted babies for scientists, the media is buying into the lie that this is “life-saving” research. In a recent article picked up by the AP and published in US News, the hysterics were evidenced by the headlines “Amid uproar over anti-abortion videos scientists say fetal tissue essential for research”. The article starts out sounding like talking points for Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards by quoting from Stanford University spokesperson Lisa Lapin: “If researchers are unable to work with fetal tissue, there is a huge list of diseases for which researchers...
  • The Blessing, Curse, and Lost Lessons of Stevie Ray Vaughan, 25 Years Later

    08/27/2015 11:47:59 AM PDT · by Mariner · 41 replies
    Yahoo Music ^ | August 27th, 2015 | The Reverend Shawn Amos
    The legacy of Stevie Ray Vaughan is not in his guitar playing. It’s in his heart. The blues was not born with the Texan guitarist, but it was given a second life. Twenty-five years after his death at age 35 in a freak helicopter crash, many still find the blues synonymous with Vaughan’s name. Many also mistakenly think it died with him in that helicopter on Aug. 27, 1990. Somehow during the quarter-century since Vaughan’s tragic passing, “blues” has become a bit of a dirty word. Make no mistake, there are still blues players among us: Jack White, Dan Auerbach...
  • Call me 'ze,' not 'he': University [of Tennessee] wants everyone to use 'gender inclusive' pronouns

    08/27/2015 11:44:12 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 77 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    pronouns Todd Starnes By Todd Starnes Published August 27, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook106 Twitter35 livefyre36 Email Print University of Tennessee University of Tennessee Educators in the Volunteer State are very concerned that students might be offended by the usage of traditional pronouns like she, he, him and hers, according to a document from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. “With the new semester beginning and an influx of new students on campus, it is important to participate in making our campus welcoming and inclusive for all,” wrote Donna Braquet in a posting on the university’s website....
  • MSNBC says Al Sharpton's daily show will end, shift to Sunday

    08/27/2015 11:09:31 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 39 replies
    Fox ^ | August 27, 2015 | No Attribution
    NEW YORK – Al Sharpton is losing his daily show on MSNBC, with the network saying he'll be downshifted to the weekend.
  • Donald Trump invites woman onstage to perform head 'inspection' (TR)

    08/27/2015 10:54:43 AM PDT · by dware · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08.27.2015 | Kieran Corcoran
    FULL TITLE: 'It's my hair, I swear!' Donald Trump invites woman onstage to perform head 'inspection' to prove he doesn't wear a toupée Donald Trump invited a woman on stage to publicly inspect his hair in an attempt to prove that he doesn't wear a toupée. The presidential candidate paused a campaign stop in Greenville, South Carolina, to invite an audience member on stage to run her hand through his much-discussed hairdo. He stopped partway through speaking to the crowd on Thursday to pluck the woman from the audience and have her touch his head - which she did with...
  • Trump Says What He Means and Means What He Says

    08/27/2015 10:41:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Pollster Frank Luntz conducted a 29-person focus group of Trump supporters this past Monday. At one point, while talking to journalists who were watching the group through a one-way mirror, Luntz said, "I want to put the Republican leadership behind this mirror and let them see. They need to wake up. They don't realize how the grassroots have abandoned them. Donald Trump is punishment to a Republican elite that wasn't listening to their grassroots." The next evening, Luntz elaborated on the focus group results. "Let me be clear about this," he told Sean Hannity on Fox News. "What Trump has...
  • Vicious Fetuses Attack Brave Choice Women

    08/27/2015 10:39:59 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Freep | 7/30/2015 | CharlesOconnell
    Fanatical anti-choice scientists used the latest in direct mind-controlled, brain-to-brain communication to link 100,000s of dirty little vermin, white-trash, N-Word and Illegal Immigrant fetuses, then trained them to attack innocent pro-choice defenders and guarantors of a woman's sacred right to choose. Fanatical fetal cohorts operating under the handle iFetus, coordinated hack attacks against heroic Planned Parenthood and NARAL defenders, using collective psi-power under the direction of anti-choice criminals David Daleiden and Lila Rose. Sincere and idealistic pro-choice patriots had no choice but to counter-attack against the vicious fetal forces, only using as a last resort, legitimate self-defense techniques like Intact...
  • Hamptons neighbor shuts down Seinfeld’s charity drink stand

    08/27/2015 10:14:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | August 26, 2015 | 10:15pm | By Bruce Golding
    It’s “No lemonade for you!” in East Hampton, where a sourpuss neighbor put the squeeze on the drink stand Jerry Seinfeld and his family had set up for charity, resulting in this goofy “arrest.” The roadside business was selling cold drinks on hot days to benefit the group Baby Buggy, before it was shut down for violating a village prohibition on peddling. “Lemonade dreams crushed by local neighbor but not before raising lots of money for @loverecycled. Thanks to all of our customers and big tippers!” Seinfeld’s wife, Jessica, wrote on Instagram. An accompanying photo shows Jerry, son Julian and...
  • Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos Were Altered, Analysis Finds (MSN "analysts")

    08/27/2015 10:02:30 AM PDT · by pabianice · 32 replies
    NY Times/MSN ^ | 8/27/15 | Cames
    WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood on Thursday gave congressional leaders and a committee that is investigating allegations of criminality at its clinics an analysis it commissioned concluding that “manipulation” of undercover videos by abortion opponents make those recordings unreliable for any official inquiry. “A thorough review of these videos in consultation with qualified experts found that they do not present a complete or accurate record of the events they purport to depict,” said the analysis of a private research company. Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, underscored that message in a cover letter to the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell,...
  • BUILDING AN ISLAMIC STATE IN AMERICA, ONE CHURCH AT A TIME

    08/27/2015 9:55:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 27, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Churches fall, mosques rise. Across Europe, thousands of churches have closed and many of them have become mosques. The St. Mark’s Cathedral in London survived Nazi bombers in WW2, but fell to a new invasion and became the New Peckham Mosque. In France, where there are now more Muslims than practicing Catholics, the Islamic colonists demanded that thousands of empty churches be turned into mosques. The Capernaum Church in Germany has become the Al-Nour Islamic Center. In Amsterdam, the St. Ignatius Church was transformed into the Fatih Camii Mosque. Its name means ‘The Conqueror’s Mosque’. The original Fatih Camii Mosque...