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  • Congo Crowd Kills Man, Eats Him After Militant Massacres: Witnesses

    10/31/2014 9:06:15 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    Congo Crowd Kills Man, Eats Him After Militant Massacres: Witnesses A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels. The incident in the town of Beni followed a number of overnight raids in the area blamed on the Islamist group ADF-NAUL, who are thought to have massacred more than 100 people this month, using hatchets and machetes to kill their victims.
  • Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, Teen Wounded in Washington School Shooting, Dies [Fourth Victim]

    10/31/2014 8:56:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    ABCNews ^ | October 31, 2014
    Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, Teen Wounded in Washington School Shooting, Dies Oct 31, 2014 By ABC NEWS Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, a victim in the shooting at a Washington state high school, died today, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett said. She was the fourth person to die in the shooting. Two other students — Andrew Fryberg, 15, and Nate Hatch, 14, remain at Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. Hatch suffered a gunshot wound to his jaw. "Our hearts are broken at the passing of our beautiful daughter. Shay means everything to us. In Shay’s short life she has been a...
  • Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen campaigning for 11th term in Congress(donates to Planned Parenthood)

    10/31/2014 8:02:13 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies
    The Record ^ | 10.25.14 | MINJAE PARK
    Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, who is seeking an 11th term in Congress in the Nov. 4 election, struck a moderate note on social issues in a meeting with The Record editorial board, even as he criticized President Obama on many issues. In a wide-ranging interview on Thursday, Frelinghuysen, R-Harding Township, said he favors exploring alternatives to a regional water authority’s plan to drain three Garret Mountain reservoirs — two of them in Woodland Park, at the eastern edge of his 11th District – and replace them with concrete tank farms. He called the scenic New Street and Great Notch reservoirs in...
  • 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Man

    10/31/2014 6:23:28 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Funny or Die ^ | October 29, 2014
    After a video of a woman experiencing over 100 instances of street harassment during a 10 hour period walking the streets of New York City went viral, Funny Or Die News decided to conduct an experiment to see what happens to a white man walking the streets of NYC. http://www.funnyordie.com/articles/ebf5e34fc8/10-hours-of-walking-in-nyc-as-a-man
  • 'Grim Reaper' attacks woman in California home

    10/31/2014 6:17:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 31, 2014
    A San Diego County woman has been attacked and stabbed in her home by an intruder dressed as the Grim Reaper on Halloween.
  • FReeper Canteen - Halloween Music Dedication - 01 Nov 2014

    10/31/2014 5:58:45 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 190 replies
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  • Ta-Nehisi Coates on White Supremacy and a Life of Struggle

    10/31/2014 5:45:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Root ^ | October 30, 2014 | Staff
    This year’s top The Root 100 honoree reflects on his groundbreaking article, “The Case for Reparations,” and his belief that African Americans have accomplished much, despite overwhelming obstacles. This year we selected writer Ta-Nehisi Coates as the top honoree on The Root 100, our annual list of influential and high-achieving African Americans. It was June when The Atlantic published his widely read and highly acclaimed cover article, “The Case for Reparations,” which “lays bare a compelling argument for the pecuniary redress of Africans brought to this country in chains and continually terrorized—socially, politically and economically.” Coates sat down with The...
  • Are Missouri Dems Pushing the DOJ to End Michael Brown Investigation?

    10/31/2014 5:28:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Root ^ | October 31, 2014 | Lauren Victoria Burke
    What happens next if a St. Louis grand jury doesn’t charge Officer Darren Wilson?Questions have been raised in Ferguson, Mo., about the role of that state's senior U.S. senator: Did either Sen. Claire McCaskill or her staff communicate to the Department of Justice that it should end its Ferguson investigation after the local grand jury ends its own? It's been widely speculated that the St. Louis County grand jury—empaneled by police-connected St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch—will not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in connection with the Aug. 9 shooting death of a black teenager, 18-year-old Michael Brown. And...
  • The Perils Facing the Evangelical Church

    10/31/2014 5:14:22 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 10/31/14 | RC Sproul
    When we consider the predicament that the evangelical church of the twenty-first century faces in America, the first thing we need to understand is the very designation “evangelical church” is itself a redundancy. If a church is not evangelical, it is not an authentic church. The redundancy is similar to the language that we hear by which people are described as “born-again Christians.” If a person is born again of the Spirit of God, that person is, to be sure, a Christian. If a person is not regenerated by the Holy Spirit, he may profess to be a Christian, but...
  • Cargo ship from Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone bound for Port Canaveral (Self-monitoring)

    10/31/2014 5:07:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    WOFL-TV ^ | October 31, 2014 | Derrol Nail, Reporter
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The EOT Spar is a 300-foot-long cargo ship due in Port Canaveral just 17 days after leaving the port of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone in West Africa. The country has documented 5,235 Ebola cases so far, according to the World Health Organization. The U.S. Coast Guard says federal requirements already in place, as well as self-monitoring by the crew is enough to reduce risk to Central Floridians. The Coast Guard says it is in close communication with the EOT Spar, an American-flagged cargo ship out of Annapolis, Maryland. It's scheduled...
  • S.Leone Ebola outbreak 'catastrophic': aid group MSF (figures were "under-reported")

    10/31/2014 4:50:35 PM PDT · by maggief · 33 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 31, 2014
    Barcelona (AFP) - Ebola has wiped out whole villages in Sierra Leone and may have caused many more deaths than the nearly 5,000 official global toll, a senior coordinator of the medical aid group MSF said Friday. Rony Zachariah of Doctors Without Borders, known by its French initials MSF, said after visiting Sierra Leone that the Ebola figures were "under-reported", in an interview with AFP on the sidelines of a medical conference in Barcelona. "The situation is catastrophic. There are several villages and communities that have been basically wiped out. In one of the villages I went to, there were...
  • Six North Carolina judges quit after gay ‘marriage’ legalized

    10/31/2014 4:33:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 31, 2014 | Kirsten Andersen
    In the wake of a federal court decision legalizing same-sex “marriage” in North Carolina, at least six judges in the state have resigned rather than be forced to officiate such unions. All stepped down, since October 10, because they believe marriage is a union between one man and one woman. They are: John Kallam Jr. (Rockingham County), Gilbert Breedlove (Swain County), Bill Stevenson (Gaston County), Tommy Holland (Graham County), Gayle Myrick (Union County) and Jeff Powell (Jackson County). The decision wasn’t easy for Stevenson, whose family depends on his $50,000 per year salary as their primary income. "I prayed about...
  • EPA: Climate change can’t be stopped, prepare for wildfires, hurricanes, rising seas

    10/31/2014 4:22:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 72 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 31, 2014 | by Pete Kasperowicz
    The Environmental Protection Agency released a grim report Friday that said it must start planning for the worst possible effects of climate change, and predicted a future world filled with rising sea levels, raging wildfires and more severe storms. All of these factors will combine to create droughts, expose humans to dangerous chemicals and create other conditions that will put the human race at risk.
  • New York appeals court unanimously OKs some incestuous marriages

    10/31/2014 4:21:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 31, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    The New York state Court of Appeals has trimmed back a state law banning incestuous marriages, allowing an uncle and niece to marry one another. The decision allows the woman, a Vietnamese immigrant, to avoid deportation. Huyen Nguyen, 34, married her 38-year-old uncle Vu Truong in 2000. She also became a conditional permanent resident of the United States. Six years later, she applied to become a permanent resident of the United States based on her marriage to Truong, who is a U.S. citizen. Since the passage of the 1965 Immigration Act, the U.S. government has given preferential treatment to relatives...
  • Stephanopoulos, ABC News Refuse to Apologize for False Scott Brown Attack

    10/31/2014 4:12:02 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-31-14 | Matthew Boyle
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012 and a supporter of former Sen. Scott Brown’s campaign, decried an effort by the liberal media to falsely smear Brown during last night’s final New Hampshire Senate debate against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). “You know I think it’s unfortunate but in some cases moderators hope to become part of the story,” Romney said on Laura Ingraham’s radio program. “Obviously that furthers their career and makes a lot of people talk about them. And people who are on their side are very pleased about it and...
  • ‘That’s Not a Choice We Want Americans to Make’–Obama Slams Stay at Home Moms

    10/31/2014 4:06:12 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10-31-14 | Kemberlee Kaye
    The October surprises just keep on coming, courtesy of President Obama. According to The Weekly Standard, “during a speech in Rhode Island today, President Obama called for more taxpayer-spending on pre-school in order to “make sure that women are full and equal participants in our economy.” I can respect that. But then the President followed those remarks by saying (emphasis added): And sometimes someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay at home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. That’s not a choice we want Americans...
  • Canada bans travelers from Ebola hot spots

    10/31/2014 3:58:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WBAL-TV ^ | October 31, 2014 | Ralph Ellis, CNN
    Canada will stop processing visa applications from foreign nationals who have visited West African nations with large outbreaks of the Ebola virus, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said Friday. Applications will be returned to people from Ebola hot spots who have already applied for visas, officials said in a press release. The changes do not affect Canadians currently in West Africa, the press release said. Health care workers in West Africa will be permitted to travel back to Canada. The action is similar to that taken by Australia several days ago. "Our number one priority is to protect Canadians,"...
  • New CDC confusion over Ebola as it deletes warning that virus can spread through cough..sneezes..

    10/31/2014 3:02:13 PM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 31, 2014 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed a warning from its website that Ebola can, in rare cases, spread from person through coughing and sneezing. It has replaced the old language with new guidance that says there's 'no evidence' Ebola is spread through either. According to the New York Post, the CDC also took down on Thursday a poster that said that Ebola can be transferred through 'droplets' from coughing or sneezing that land on hard surfaces, like doorknobs.
  • Record-High Costs Cause Reporters To Jump Ship On Obama's Upcoming Asia Trip

    10/31/2014 2:54:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | October 31, 2014 | By Ryan Grenoble
    Cash-strapped news outlets looking to cover President Obama's trip to Asia next month may find it difficult to do so. At a bare minimum, outlets will have to front $60,000 per person for a seat on the chartered plane that will tail Obama as he visits China, Myanmar and Australia on a 9-day trip next month. News organizations split the cost of the chartered flight evenly, so when only a few outlets sign up, the cost skyrockets. 51 journalists will be onboard when Obama departs on Nov. 9, which partially explains the eye-popping sum.
  • When History Didn't End in Germany

    10/31/2014 2:52:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    RUGEN, Germany. Americans groove on the exhilaration of argument and accusation as the midterm elections finally approach, but here in Germany there's the bitter remembrance of what it was like to have none of the above. Trading barbs and insults is the American way of campaigning, but East Germans recall fear, not free speech, as reams of barbed wire and blocks of cement turned into a wall and lookouts with guards who were ordered to shoot any of their own people trying to flee their encircled prison of a country. An American visitor quickly becomes aware of sharp contrasts in...
  • Ebola update: Maine judge rejects quarantine for nurse Kaci Hickox[Must Remain 3 Ft]

    10/31/2014 2:50:47 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/31/14
    but said she had to maintain a 3-foot distance from people. And it forbade her from leaving the municipality of Fort Kent without consulting local health authorities.
  • Maine Says Nurse Hickox’s Roommate Had Ebola

    10/31/2014 2:39:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/31/14
    Sheila Pinette of the Maine CDC has released information that the roommate of Kaci Hickox, while in West Africa has displayed signs of ebola. Pinette says “The respondents roommate in Africa became infected without knowing how she became infected with Ebola. (Any potential risk to respondent from that incident has passed).” This is one of 35 points Pinette made while filing a verified petition for public health order yesterday with the state. What did arrogant nurse Kaci Hickox know about her roommate’s Ebola, and when did she know it? Maine’s battle to keep her quarantined for another fortnight continues despite...
  • Kid Rock Surprises Fan With Down Syndrome on His Birthday

    10/31/2014 2:21:38 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 28 replies
    Yahoo Music ^ | 10/30/2014
    Kid Rock Surprises Fan With Down Syndrome on His Birthday [Warning: Video contains strong language] Never let it be said that Kid Rock has no heart. The rapping, rocking, and sometimes country-crooning singer surprised Dan McGurk, a superfan with Down Syndrome, earlier this week at his 30th birthday celebration. The video evidence of the meeting has already racked up more than 350,000 views on YouTube since it was posted on Tuesday. Not only did Rock's mere appearance give McGurk the thrill of his life, but the entertainer sat down at the table and chatted with the birthday boy, presenting McGurk...
  • Concha: As Bleak Prospects Show, Democratic Race-Baiting Tactics Being Rejected

    10/31/2014 2:16:50 PM PDT · by walford · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 31st, 2014 | Joe Concha
    As you may have heard, we’re now only four days away from the 2014 midterms and gubernatorial races mercifully coming to an end, save for a likely runoff in Louisiana. And as you’ve also heard lately, race–for all the wrong reasons–has become a central theme for the party in blue. Speaking of the Bayou State, its likely-to-be-unemployed-after-said-runoff and current senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) had this to say to Chuck Todd (a good get via hustle by the new MTP moderator, by the way) regarding the reason behind her not inviting President Obama for help on the campaign trail: “The South...
  • Medicare Weighs Paying for End-of-Life Counseling

    10/31/2014 2:10:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    ABC Local News ^ | October 31, 2014
    Medicare is asking for public comment on whether it should pay doctors for counseling patients about their options for end-of-life care. Friday's announcement came in a voluminous regulation on physician payment. Spokesman Aaron Albright says it will "give the public ample opportunity to weigh in on the topic." Five years after a similar proposal triggered a political backlash against President Barack Obama's health care legislation, the administration is dipping its toe in the water.
  • To Quarantine or Not to Quarantine?

    10/31/2014 1:50:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2014 | Michael Reagan
    That is the legal and medical question of the hour. Should the good people coming back to the USA after helping fight Ebola in West Africa be forced to undergo a 21-day quarantine? The defense department obviously thinks so. It has announced that all U.S. military personnel returning from West Africa will be required to undergo "controlled monitoring" for 21 days to make sure they aren't carrying the deadly virus. The men and women serving in the military is a separate issue. They didn't choose to go to the Ebola hot zone. They were ordered to go, and when they...
  • Green jobs fading

    10/31/2014 1:36:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Oil & Gas Journal ^ | October 27, 2014 | Editorial
    While campaigning for election to his first term, President Barack Obama promised to create 5 million green jobs in 10 years. Once in office, he maneuvered Congress into passing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, a $840-billion spending spree that included about $90 billion for energy and, of course, green jobs. Results have not been spectacular. In fact, they testify to core problems of governmental profligacy. The expenditure of public money on green jobs, politically defined, has not lived up to its marketing as an unemployment cure. It has, in fact, failed. The DOE web site now...
  • Lansing Pranksters' Street Art - LA style

    10/31/2014 1:35:34 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 28 replies
    RomanGenn.com ^ | Oct. 31, 2014 | Melissa Dawdy
    "Michigan is about as far away from the conservative LA art activism scene as possible, but anonymous pranksters in Lansing decided to make their voice heard with posters critical of Democrat Senate candidate Gary Peters. -By Editor" My comment: Lansing has never seen the kind of conservative LA art activism that brought us the famous "Ted Cruz with Tattoos" poster seen last year. (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/03/14/Ted-Cruz-Posters-Appear-in-Beverly-Hills) It's very exciting to see that conservatives are beginning to understand that art is very important in communicating, and are willing to stick their necks out for principles. No one has come forward yet to take...
  • 38 federal agencies reveal their vulnerabilities to climate change — and what they’re doing about it

    10/31/2014 1:30:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 31, 2014 | By Chris Mooney
    The Obama administration published a small library's worth of climate change documents on Friday, outlining 38 federal agencies' vulnerabilities to global warming and how they will address them -- as well as a separate and even larger set of new government-wide plans to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and achieve new targets for sustainability. In many cases, the vulnerabilities revealed are stark. The Department of Agriculture, for instance, sees "the potential for up to 100 percent increase in the number of acres burned annually by 2050" by wildfires, according to its new adaptation report. The agency notes that fire...
  • Free Reformation Day Friday [Free Resources until Midnight!]

    10/31/2014 1:05:37 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 10/31/14
    In celebration of Reformation Day, for the first time ever we're replacing our usual $5 Friday sale with Free Reformation Day Friday. Until 11:59pm ET on Saturday, November 1, 2014, you can download the following digital resources for free.
  • "Why I Am A Republican" - POWERFUL video by Black State Senator

    10/31/2014 12:54:00 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 20 replies
    YouTube and Free At Last PAC ^ | 2013 (his PAC is making anti-Dem videos now) | Elbert Guilory
    You really want to watch this video. This is a link you will forward to your friends. You may decide to bookmark it so you can watch it again. A black Louisiana State Senator explains to his black brothers and sisters why he switched his party affiliation to Republican [see my comments]. You'll think he subscribed to a Best of FR feed, except that nobody on FR has ever put together all of these if-you are-black-in-fact-if-you're-an-American reasons to be a Republican instead of a Democrat so simply and eloquently in such a tight capsule. I think you'll enjoy hearing what...
  • LOL: Lizz Winstead Blames Wendy Davis Defeat on . . . 'Redistricting'

    10/31/2014 12:49:01 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As the co-founder of the Daily Show, Lizz Winstead might be a funny lady. But what she came up with today was surely an unintentional laugh line. Appearing on Joy Reid's MSNBC show this afternoon, Winstead blamed Wendy Davis' impending thrashing in her race for Governor of Texas on . . . "redistricting." Lizz, last time we looked, there is no districting—"re" or otherwise—when it comes to statewide races. The entire state is one big district that gets to vote for Governor. Oh, and for good measure, Lizz laid the rest of the blame on "the media." Right. In a...
  • How the Far-Left Hijacked a Cat-Calling Debate and Started to Eat Itself

    10/31/2014 12:34:00 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | October 31, 2014 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    This, however, seems to be too rubish a deduction for its critics. So reflexive has the search for complexity become that even the most straightforward of questions are now twisted and bent into more pleasingly distressing shapes. In her Brooklyn Magazine piece, Iverson argues that “it’s no coincidence that Roberts is presented in the video as being explicitly not responsible for the attacks on her because she’s not wearing ‘provocative’ clothes and she doesn’t respond to any of the verbal assaults thrown at her.” At first blush, one would have imagined this to be a positive thing. Does not the...
  • State of ME says... #KaciHickox roommate in Africa tested positive for Ebola [risk has passed]

    10/31/2014 12:30:15 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 27 replies
    Twitter/NECN ^ | 10/31/14 | Marnie MacLean
    State of ME says it believes #KaciHickox roommate in Africa tested positive for Ebola but any risk to Kaci from that incident has passed
  • Three US Citizens Shot Dead In Mexico

    10/31/2014 12:28:36 PM PDT · by traumer · 22 replies
    Mexican authorities are looking into the deaths of three US citizens who were shot dead on a visit to see their father. The investigation is focused on a specialist security unit known as "Hercules", made up of former marines and soldiers who police hot zones for crime. Nine of 40 Hercules officers, working in the violent border city of Matamoros, are being questioned over the deaths of four people, including the three US siblings. According to a witness, brothers Alex Rivera, 22, and Jose Angel, 21, arrived at their father's house to find security personnel hitting their sister Erica, 26....
  • Jewish Girl Attacked in Sick New ‘Game’...Scene Descends Into Anti-Semitic Hate Fest

    10/31/2014 12:06:27 PM PDT · by walford · 32 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | October 29, 2014 | Staff
    A new ‘game’ circulating on social media inspired a group of teenagers to assault a Jewish girl in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and resulted in a display of hatred toward Jews upon the suspect’s arrest, local blog CrownHeights.info reported on Wednesday. The ‘game’ is called ‘What the hell are they?’ The objective is to hit someone on their feet or legs if he or she is wearing nicer shoes than you, shout “what the hell are they” and then run away. The victim, a 13-year-old student of local Chabad girls school Beis Rivkah, was approached by two girls and a boy...
  • Sharpton Calls for Federal Prosecution in Ferguson

    10/31/2014 11:41:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 31, 2014 | By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER
    With a grand jury decision and a local election looming, the Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis on Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson. "The grand jury is tainted. The confidence of the family has been shattered," Sharpton said after meeting briefly with Brown's parents and local activists at a breakfast rally before returning to New York. "We should turn this over to the federal government." Jackson, meanwhile, criticized Attorney General Eric Holder's recent call for "wholesale change"...
  • Family Convicted Who Starved 32-Year-Old Man With Down Syndrome to Death

    10/31/2014 11:41:05 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/31/14 | Dave Andrusko
    It seems like only yesterday, not for a good reason, but because the horror of the case made the memories so vivid.A year ago last June we reported on the arraignment of the mother and sisters of Robert Gensiak. The women were charged in the starvation death of the 32-year-old Taylor, Pennsylvania, man.Mr. Gensiak, who had Down syndrome, weighed 69 pounds at his death, ”his shrieking flesh raked by scabies and lice,” wrote Chris Kelly for the Scranton Times Tribune.I just learned today that earlier this month all three were sentenced by Lackawanna County Judge Margaret Bisignani Moyle. The mother,...
  • Facebook data mining for political views

    10/31/2014 11:02:58 AM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/30/2014 | Hadas Gold
    Facebook is mining its data of users' posts to find out how users feel about certain candidates or issues and sharing that data with ABC News and BuzzFeed for use in their 2016 reporting, the social-networking site will announce on Friday. The data will be gathered from the posts of Facebook users in the United States 18 and older, classifying sentiments about a politician or issue as positive, negative or neutral. The data can also be broken down into sentiments by gender and location, making it possible to see how Facebook users in the key primary states of Iowa or...
  • SUPER HERO Actor is OUT and PROUD! Who Would Have Guessed? (NOT what it sounds like)

    10/31/2014 10:33:06 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    TPNN ^ | Joel Frewa
    Dean Cain is a great advocate for the Republican Party and is openly vocal about his disapproval of the Obama administration. Where most Hollywood actors are in their liberal closet and keeping quiet about the problems facing the country, Dean Cain is saying it like it is. Take a look at a few of his recent Twitter posts: Politics over our soldiers? Nowadays, unfortunatley...yup. http://video.foxnews.com/v/3864859549001/dramatic-impact-us-snipers-have-had-on-war-on-terror/#sp=show-clips Â… 2:44 PM - 29 Oct 2014 Fox News @FoxNews Dean Cain âś” @RealDeanCain Follow I'm certain that the chicken$#!* who called #Netanyahu one, wouldn't have the guts to say it publicly. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/10/29/white-house-tries-to-ease-flare-up-over-netanyahu-insults/ Â… 2:32...
  • Obama admin orders sensitivity training after Army bars man from woman’s restroom

    10/31/2014 9:50:17 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 55 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/31/14 | Ben Johnson
    The Obama administration has said the U.S. Army “discriminated” against a transgender male employee by not allowing him to use the female restroom, calling him “he,” and asking him to stop having uncomfortable and “unwanted” discussions with his co-workers about his upcoming surgical castration. The U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) found that the Department of the Army committed gender identity discrimination against “Tamara” Lusardi, a civilian quality assurance specialist who announced he wanted to become a woman. Lusardi, who has been a civilian employee since November 2004, announced his transition in April 2010 and began presenting himself as...
  • Gallup: Less Than Half of Americans Support Stricter Gun Laws

    10/31/2014 9:46:06 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    Gallup ^ | 10/31/2014 | Gallup
    Less than half of Americans, 47%, say they favor stricter laws covering the sale of firearms, similar to views found last year. But this percentage is significantly below the 58% recorded in 2012 after the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, spurred a nationwide debate about the possibility of more stringent gun control laws. Thirty-eight percent of Americans say these laws should be kept as they are now, and 14% say they should be made less strict.
  • Reformation Day

    10/31/2014 9:37:07 AM PDT · by edwinland · 9 replies
    First Things ^ | 10/31/2014 | Timothy George
    It was not Luther’s intention to divide the Church, much less to start a brand new church. To the end of his life, he considered himself to be a faithful and obedient servant of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. Though Luther renounced his monastic vows and married a former nun, Katarina von Bora, he never forgot that he had received a doctorate in Holy Scripture. His vocation was to teach the written Word of God and to point men and women to the Lord of Scripture, Jesus Christ. On this Reformation Day, it is good to remember that...
  • Shame The Vote: Both Sides Use ‘Vote-Shaming’ To Motivate Voters

    10/31/2014 9:30:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/31/2014 | Derek Hunter
    If you live in an area with a competitive race, be it for Senate, governor or any other office, parties and activist organizations want to get you to the polls. In addition to phone calls, knocking on doors and offering rides, activists are now using a different tactic — vote-shaming. Residents from Alaska to North Carolina to New York are reporting receiving letters with their voting history in them and a not-so-subtle message — vote this time or we’ll tell your neighbors you didn’t. The letters don’t say which candidate a person voted for, that is impossible to know, but...
  • Pro-Abortion Author Says Abortion is Normal and “Part of Being a Mother”

    10/31/2014 9:24:22 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 24 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/30/14 | Sarah Zagorski
    Earlier this month, The Huffington Post published an excerpt of Katha Pollitt’s new book, “Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights.” The excerpt is titled “The Abortion Conversation We Need to Have” and starts with Pollitt”s statement that abortion “is a common, even normal, event in the reproductive lives of women.”Theresa Bonopartis, the director of a post-abortion healing program, gives a good rebuttal to this statement, “It [abortion] is not “normal,” regardless of its frequency, and no amount of writing or talking will ever make it so. That is why abortion continues to be such a controversial issue. She tries to justify her...
  • Conservatives Send More Than 1,000 Bibles to Houston Mayor Annise Parker After Sermon Subpoena

    10/31/2014 8:56:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/31/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    The mayor's office of the city of Houston in Texas confirmed Thursday that conservatives sent in more than 1,000 Bibles to the city's first openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, in protest after the sermons of five local pastors were subpoenaed in a legal dispute over a controversial ordinance some say will allow men to use women's restrooms in the city. Earlier reports noted that city officials in Houston were upset over a voter lawsuit filed after the Houston City Council rejected valid petitions to repeal the city's controversial Equal Rights Ordinance, which allows men who identify as female to use...
  • New Dem horror story: GOP-held Senate will slow-walk Obama nominees

    10/31/2014 8:49:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/31/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    We’ll hear a lot about bottlenecks on nominations and legislation if the GOP wins control of the Senate. It’s telling, however, that the Obama administration has begun to complain about it now — and that the media is picking it up. The State Department wants Harry Reid to focus on clearing the backlog in the lame-duck session after the election, because they’re worried about what happens when Republicans take charge in January … an outcome to which they have apparently resigned themselves: State Department officials and Washington’s diplomatic community are pressing the Senate to address a backlog of ambassadorial...
  • What happens when your friend’s smartphone can tell that you’re lying

    10/31/2014 8:45:14 AM PDT · by Baynative · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/31/14 | Gary Shapiro
    We are nearing a point where our smartphones will be able to recognize a face or voice, in real life or on-screen. And identification is only the most basic of the possibilities. Many app-makers are experimenting with software that can also analyze – able to determine someone’s emotions or honesty just by a few facial cues.
  • Charlie Rangel Says Some Republicans 'Believe That Slavery Isn't Over' (Max Velocity Hurl Alert!)

    10/31/2014 8:44:49 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies
    BI ^ | 10-30-2014 | Colin Campbell
    Veteran Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) had some harsh words for the Republican Party during a Thursday campaign rally for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). As he has done repeatedly before, Rangel compared some members of the GOP to confederates from the Civil War era. But at the Thursday evening event, he added that they "believe that slavery isn't over." "We have to win. We have to be able to send a national message with Andrew Cuomo. And the thing is: Everything we believe in — everything we believe in — they hate. They don't disagree — they hate! They...
  • Obama administration grants U.S. citizenship to foreign surrogate mothers and egg donors

    10/31/2014 8:31:18 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 34 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/30/14 | Ben Johnson
    The Obama administration has unveiled a new policy that effectively grants U.S. citizenship to foreign women in exchange for acting as surrogate mothers for U.S. couples or selling their eggs to American women. The new policy guidance, announced on Tuesday, redefines the terms “mother” and “father” in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). “A 'natural mother' or 'natural father' is a genetic parent or gestational parent,” the new policy says. This “includes a non-genetic gestational mother if she is the legal parent at the time of birth.” By bearing the child of an American couple, the mother is then placed...