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  • CBS Cancels ‘Doubt,’ the First Primetime Network Drama with a Transgender Series Regular

    02/24/2017 5:15:27 PM PST · by SMGFan · 71 replies
    Indiewire ^ | February 24, 2017
    It took two years and two tries for “Doubt” to make the CBS lineup – but now the show has been canceled after just two weeks. The Eye network has pulled the plug on the show effective immediately; next week, CBS will air a repeat of “Bull” in the show’s Wednesday 10 p.m. (ET) time slot. The second season of “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” will then slide into the spot permanently on Wednesday, March 8, following a two-hour “Survivor” premiere.
  • In Messaging War, House Dems Face Goliath in Trump

    02/10/2017 5:48:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 8, 2017 | James Arkin
    BALTIMORE –The hail of tweets, executive orders and announcements from the White House in President Trump’s first two weeks in office drew a uniform reaction from House Democrats: opposition and outrage. But in the age of Trump, when news moves at a stunning pace and can change on a dime, Democrats are searching for the most effective way to push back. The topic dominated discussion as House Democrats opened their annual retreat here Monday. Unlike their counterparts in the Senate, Democrats in the lower chamber don’t have many legislative ways to fight against the White House and congressional Republicans. They...
  • Trailer full of beer catches fire on I-95

    01/23/2017 8:07:15 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 34 replies
    wncn.com ^ | 1/23/17 | WBTW staff
    DILLON, S.C. (WBTW) – A truck trailer full of beer caught fire on Interstate 95 southbound near mile-marker 198 in Dillon, S.C. midday Sunday. Chief Charlie Bailey with the Dillon County Fire Station One said that when firefighters arrived on scene the trailer was fully engulfed in flames.
  • Ben Affleck and Jamie Foxx tank at movies. (Vanity, My title)

    01/13/2017 5:48:04 PM PST · by Enterprise · 42 replies
    variety.com ^ | JANUARY 13, 2017 | Dave McNary
    Actual Title: Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Soars (Again) as Ben Affleck’s ‘Live by Night,’ ‘Monster Trucks’ Tank
  • The Death of Clintonism

    12/30/2016 9:11:05 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/30/2016 | TODD S. PURDUM
    In September 1963, two months before his death, John F. Kennedy mused aloud to his old friend the journalist Charles Bartlett about the prospects for the 1968 presidential election, in which, he presciently worried, his brother Robert might run against Lyndon Johnson. “He gave me the feeling he wasn’t pleased,” Bartlett would recall years later. “He wanted a record of his own. I sensed that he wanted the Kennedy administration to be Jack, and Bobby was going to turn it into a succession thing. Jack didn’t want a dynasty, although I am sure his father would have wanted that.” By...
  • John Kerry, tireless in his diplomatic efforts, often came up empty-handed

    12/29/2016 6:29:29 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/27/2016 | Tracy Wilkinson
    John F. Kerry was late to his own party. Staffers, journalists and other officials were gathered in the ornate Benjamin Franklin salon at the State Department on Dec. 14 for early Christmas festivities. But the secretary of State was nowhere to be seen. Kerry was on the telephone to various world leaders, trying to find out about a major diplomatic meeting — from which the United States had been excluded. The gathering, which sought to broker a resolution to the devastating Syrian conflict, took place six days later in Moscow and involved the foreign ministers of Russia, Iran and Turkey.
  • Was Barack Obama Bad for Democrats?

    12/23/2016 4:20:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/23/16 | STANLEY B. GREENBERG, ANNA GREENBERG
    **SNIP** Why such political carnage? Faced with the economy’s potential collapse as he took office, Mr. Obama devoted his presidency to the economic recovery, starting with restoring the financial sector. But he never made wage stagnation and growing inequality central to his economic mission, even though most Americans struggled financially for the whole of his term. At the same time, Mr. Obama declined to really spend time and capital explaining his initiatives in an effective way. He believed that positive changes on the ground, especially from economic policies and the Affordable Care Act, would succeed, vindicating his judgment and marginalizing...
  • BERLIN (AP) - Germany: Suspect in Berlin truck attack was under covert surveillance for several [tr]

    12/21/2016 11:27:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    AP ^ | December 21, 2016 | Josh Lederman
    BERLIN (AP) - Germany: Suspect in Berlin truck attack was under covert surveillance for several months this year
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    12/16/2016 4:53:16 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 51 replies
    It's that time of year again...What Christmas Fails have YOU seen? Just sayin' Palm trees should NOT be decorated...Glorious Christmas Gifts? Yeh, maybe for your commie loving friendsWhat goes on in this family, stays in this family Not one person is bothered by this?Talk about uninformed Yeh, I think I saw pics of Jesus' birth on SnapChatUm.... The giant, pooping elf is actually a mega-sized version of a popular ornament called a Caganer, a popular ornament in Catalonia and other areas of Spain, Portugal and Italy. Lonely Couple Christmas Card Baby Mac has his mother's eyesLet There Be Pease...
  • ‘Daily Show’ audience slipping with Noah as host

    12/13/2016 12:31:53 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    Page Six ^ | 9/11/16 | Richard Johnson
    Trevor Noah seems to be on borrowed time at Comedy Central. The man who replaced Jon Stewart as host of “The Daily Show” on Sept. 28, 2015, has seen half the show’s audience disappear in a year. Having started off with more than 1 million viewers, Noah has slipped to 810,000, compared to the 1.9 million viewers Stewart had before he went off the air in August 2015.
  • ABC Election Night Coverage: LZ Granderson...uh, what we he doing on that couch?

    12/09/2016 12:41:24 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    youtube/ABC "news" ^ | 12/9/16 | sff
    The long-awaited 2016 election day is finally here, and it could be a historic one for a number of different reasons. The United States could elect its first female president Hillary Clinton; Republicans could take back the White House with Donald Trump after two terms of Democratic control; there could be record voter turnout and the leading campaign election night parties will both be in New York.
  • ˇVIVA LA REVOLUCIÓN! JEEP CARRYING FIDEL CASTRO ASHES BREAKS DOWN MID-FUNERAL

    12/04/2016 11:11:45 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 4, 2016 | By Joel B. Pollack
    The Russian-made jeep carrying the ashes of the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro broke down in the middle of his funeral procession on Saturday, forcing soldiers to push the vehicle until it could be repaired. Nearly every major news website buried the news, though it was perfectly symbolic of the Cuban regime’s economic failures, and those of socialism in general. The breakdown of the jeep in the midst of adoring crowds chanting “Long live Fidel!” was symbolic of the dual nature of Castro’s Cuba. While his legacy inspires fierce adulation by many of the nation’s citizens, others continue to grumble...
  • German spy agency finds it hired an Islamic extremist mole

    11/30/2016 9:44:25 AM PST · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 30 Nov 2016 | DAVID RISING
    BERLIN (AP) — On one side of the internet chat was an Islamic extremist who had just got himself a job with Germany's domestic intelligence agency. On the other side was an agent of Germany's domestic intelligence agency pretending to be an Islamic extremist. When the 51-year-old mole, a German who had converted to Islam, offered to use his new job to provide information to "help the brothers" plan an attack against his employer, German law enforcement swooped in. It appears little harm was done to the intelligence agency, known by its German acronym BfV, Duesseldorf prosecutors said Wednesday. "So...
  • Industry bodies suggest ways to deal with cash crunch (India)

    11/19/2016 8:14:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Hindu ^ | November 14, 2016 | The Hindu
    Old notes will be accepted at government hospitals, petrol stations and toll booths for 10 more days. A day after Prime Minister Narendra chaired a meeting to review the demonetisation of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes and its impact, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das on Monday announced that the now defunct currency would be accepted at government hospitals, petrol stations and toll booths till November 24. The Prime Minister’s meeting came amid continuing chaos and growing public anger across the country over limited cash availability following the surprise demonetisation of the two higher value notes. On Sunday, the cash...
  • Daily News reports steep decline in circulation [Rabid haters of Trump]

    11/17/2016 5:54:14 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    NY POST ^ | 11/16/16 | K J Kelly
    The Daily News is a four-time loser, recently released circulation stats show. The embattled newspaper reported sharply lower sales on weekdays and Sundays and on newsstand sales and home deliveries, according to the Alliance for Audited Media.
  • Vanity--Epic Fail for John McCain Mitt Romney Nov 3 rally in Mesa Az

    11/04/2016 2:47:51 PM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 73 replies
    John McCain and Mitt Romney held a 'get out the vote" rally last night in Mesa AZ featuring free food and drink. 150 people showed up LMAO.
  • Wikileaks: "Another victory: Student loan reform"

    10/20/2016 5:02:53 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 13 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | October 20 2016 | relased via Wikileaks
    Another victory: Student loan reform From:info@barackobama.com To: john.podesta@gmail.com Date: 2010-03-30 18:49 Subject: Another victory: Student loan reform John -- In Spring 2007, on a conference call with students, then-Senator Barack Obama called for major reform to federal student loans: "We shouldn't be providing billions in taxpayer-funded giveaways to private banks. We should be providing an affordable, accessible college education to every American." This morning, President Obama signed those historic reforms into law. Dr. Jill Biden, an educator for 29 years, just recorded a short video explaining what these groundbreaking reforms mean for education in America. Click here to watch: http://my.barackobama.com/StudentLoanReform5...
  • Woman Smears 30 Cars w/ Peanut Butter in Trump Protest

    10/19/2016 4:37:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 129 replies
    Stevens Point City Times (Wisconsin) ^ | October 18, 2016 | Brandi Makuski
    An Amherst Junction woman has been charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly smearing peanut butter on several vehicles parked outside what she mistakenly thought was a Donald Trump rally. Christina Ferguson, 32, was arrested on Oct. 17 after disrupting what was actually a meeting of the Tomorrow River Conservation Club. According to the complaint, Ferguson entered the meeting, which was being held on the 3900 block of Second St. in Amherst Junction, at about 9:30 PM on Monday, holding a jar of peanut butter and yelling at the club members about how much she hated the presidential candidate.
  • Report: US cyberattack on North Korea was ineffective

    05/29/2015 7:29:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/29/15 | Mark Hensch
    An American cyberattack on North Korea half a decade ago was fruitless overall, sources say. The National Security Agency (NSA) led a mission in 2010 to damage North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, Reuters reported on Friday. Operatives tried using a variant of the Stuxnet computer virus deployed against Iran that same year, the news service said, with developers crafting a version that would activate once it reached Korean-language settings on targeted machines. Operatives hoped the virus would disable centrifuges for enriching uranium, much like it had when used against Iran, Reuters said, but the cyberattack stumbled when it encountered North...
  • State Department's Jen Psaki Explains Why The U.S. Will Trust Yemeni Rebels Chanting "Death to

    02/15/2015 12:00:33 AM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    townhall.com ^ | february 13, 2015 | katie pavlich
    Earlier this week the United States and other western powers evacuated Yemen, citing concerns about security in the rapidly deteriorating country. On the way out of the country, U.S. Marines were instructed to destroy their weapons and U.S. vehicles were taken over by Houthi rebels.  Now, without a presence there, the State Department is arguing rebel Houthis can be trusted to keep their word and to respect the U.S. embassy until it can be reoccupied. Houthis have been seen on video calling for "death to America," just brought down the U.S. backed Yemeni government and have ties to terrorism.  Last...
  • NFL's 'Monday Night Football' Sets Record Low In Ratings For ESPN...

    10/12/2016 9:57:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 75 replies
    forbes.com ^ | 10/12/16 | Brandon Katz
    Surveying the ratings landscape for Monday Night Football and the NFL this season, you wouldn’t be blamed for mistaking it for the barren wasteland of the Mad Max movies rather than America’s most popular sport. Back in early September, MNF posted its lowest numbers ever (8.3 rating) for a Week 2 game since ESPN acquired the rights in 2006. Then, going against the first presidential debate late last month, Monday Night Football set an all-time ratings low with barely 8 million total viewers. Now, last night’s matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Carolina Panthers has scored MNF‘s lowest...
  • ObamaCare’s Meltdown Has Arrived

    10/06/2016 8:13:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/6/2016 | ANDREW OGLES and LUKE HILGEMANN
    Tennessee is ground zero for ObamaCare’s nationwide implosion. Late last month the state insurance commissioner, Julie Mix McPeak, approved premium increases of up to 62% in a bid to save the exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act. “I would characterize the exchange market in Tennessee as very near collapse,” she said. Then last week BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announced it would leave three of the state’s largest exchange markets—Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville. “We have experienced losses approaching $500 million over the course of three years on ACA plans,” the company said, “which is unsustainable.” As a result, more...
  • 16 ISIS terrorists killed due to explosive belt malfunction near Kirkuk

    10/03/2016 8:13:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    Iraqi News ^ | September 28, 2016 | Loaa Adel
    (IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – Iraqi media outlets reported on Wednesday that a malfunction caused an explosive belt to explode and kill 16 members of the Islamic State (ISIS), including senior leaders, during their meeting in Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk. Alsumaria stated, “Today, an explosion took place amid a meeting of ISIS members in al-Mahawes village in Hawija district (55 km southwest of Kirkuk),” adding that, “The explosion resulted in the killing of 16 members of the Islamic State group, including senior leaders, as well as wounding of 16 others.” “A number of the ISIS members were wearing explosive belts during the...
  • Mook Dodges on Clinton’s Syria Policy, MSNBC Panel Responds, ‘Why Do We Have You Here?’

    09/21/2016 8:49:00 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook dodged questions about Clinton’s Syria policy, which prompted members of the panel to say, “we may be tiptoeing into Gary Johnson territory here,” and ask, “you can’t lay out your plan, how can you convince voters that Hillary Clinton is the better choice, Robby?” And “why do we have you here?” Mook was asked by co-host Willie Geist, “Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State when this crisis began. What’s her biggest regret about the way Syria’s been handled?” He answered, “Well, I — obviously she’s been out of...
  • MTV Unbound Promotes Absurd Gender Neutral Term 'Latinx'

    09/18/2016 6:10:00 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 18, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Muchx latinx limpian sus carx con Kleenex. Huh? What was that? Well, it is a new attempt by the ultra politically correct to purge the Spanish language of any hint of gender based words which would include almost all its nouns and adjectives. Because the new words sound so much like a variation of "Kleenex" I call this new PC language the Kleenex language aka idiomx Kleenex. If you think this is some wild exaggeration then check out the MTV Unbound video below at the 2:10 mark of Kat Lazo asserting with Stalinist insistence that you MUST use "latinx" in...
  • Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials - Breaking911

    09/09/2016 9:22:33 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 65 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 09/08/2016 | Breaking 911
    Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials - Breaking911 http://m.breaking911.com/muslim-marine-recruit-killed-amid-culture-hazing-abuse-officials/ Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials September 8, 2016 | 6:01 PM Home » BREAKING NEWS » Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials Marine Corps completes three command-level investigations into allegations of abuse and maltreatment at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island / News release WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps has completed three command-level investigations into allegations of abuse and maltreatment at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, to include an investigation into...
  • Egypt MP Says Women Must Accept FGM Due to Country’s ‘Sexually Weak’ Men

    09/06/2016 11:45:32 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    Egyptian Streets ^ | September 3, 2016 | Egyptian Streets
    Egyptian member of parliament Elhamy Agina has encouraged women to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) to “reduce their sexual desires” to match that of Egypt’s “sexually weak” men, Parlmany reported. “We are a population whose men suffer from sexual weakness, which is evident because Egypt is among the biggest consumers of sexual stimulants that only the weak will consume,” Agina said. “If we stop FGM, we will need strong men and we don’t have men of that sort.” The parliamentarian, who hails from Daqahliya, said that it is therefore better for women to undergo FGM because it “reduces a woman’s...
  • READ 'EM AND WEEP These badly-placed ads and headline clashes [tr]

    09/01/2016 2:10:37 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 10 replies
    The Sun ^ | 30th August 2016 | JOSIE GRIFFITHS
    These are hilarious.  See more at the link.
  • Another Travel Fiasco Courtesy of the TSA

    08/26/2016 10:32:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 19, 2016 | Genevieve Wood
    I have long been a believer that, in most cases, a private company will do a more effective and efficient job than any government agency charged with the same task. My recent travel experience solidified that belief. It all started out with a half-empty water bottle at Ronald Reagan National Airport just outside the District of Columbia. I had checked in the night before, checked my bag at the curbside when I arrived, and now had a full hour to go through security. With Congress gone since late July and much of the District emptied out until Labor Day, I...
  • Ghostbusters dev Fireforge files for Bankruptcy

    08/14/2016 1:29:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Games Industry ^ | August 1, 2016 | Dan Pearson
    Owes millions to part owner Tencent, according to filings Fireforge, the California developer responsible for the recent Ghostbusters tie-in game, has filed for bankruptcy, owing debts of over $12 million according to papers associated with the case. The firm originally filed for voluntary chapter 7 bankruptcy on July 15, but further filings were completed on July 29. According to documents seen by Kotaku, Fireforge owed considerable amounts of money to several parties, but the majority of its debt, believed to have been accrued prior to the development of Ghostbusters, is owed to partial owner Tencent, which controls 37% of the...
  • Censored....

    07/12/2016 7:05:40 PM PDT · by SgtBob · 102 replies
    Why am I being censored. Admin FReepmail me.
  • Video: APD gets Chick-fil-A, BLM gets none.

    07/11/2016 9:02:24 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 37 replies
    #ShouldaPackedaSandwich.
  • Forensic Expert Jennifer Lee Barringer. Hunting Rifle + Scope = Assault Rifle

    07/11/2016 9:13:20 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 106 replies
    Gun Free Zone ^ | 7-11-16 | Miguel
    “The difference between a hunting rifle and an assault rifle is, frankly, the scope that one puts on it. Scopes can be purchased online.” “Double shot weapons” “They can do it very easily with something you could purchase at a grocery store.”
  • AR-15 assault rifle used in Orlando nightclub massacre, other mass shootings [Lie still on web]

    07/05/2016 2:21:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    WPLG-TV, owned by Warren Buffett ^ | 6/13/16 | Bob Norman - Investigative Reporter ("investigative" ha ha ha)
    What do the mass shootings at Pulse Orlando, Sandy Hook Elementary, San Bernardino and Aurora have in common? The shooters all chose an AR-15 assault rifle....
  • Dear Mr Comey

    07/05/2016 9:03:45 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 72 replies
    7/5/16 | originalbuckeye
    Dear Mr Comey.....you had a chance to prove to the American people that the LAW still stands in this once great country. YOU FAILED! May as well rename your agency. There is no FIDELITY. There is no BRAVERY. And there is absolutely NO INTEGRITY in your agency.
  • America has suffered a terror attack every year under Obama

    06/17/2016 5:40:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    NY POST ^ | 6/16/16 | Paul Sperry
    America has now averaged one serious Islamic terrorist attack a year on [Hussein's] watch, yet he still insists the threat from radical Islam is overblown and that he’s successfully protecting the nation. If only hubris could be weaponized! ...When he [seized power] Obama vowed to defeat terrorism using “all elements of our power”: “My single most important responsibility as president is to keep the American people safe. It’s the first thing that I think about when I wake up in the morning. It’s the last thing that I think about when I go to sleep at night.” But it soon...
  • Out – and into the world: why The Spectator is for Leave

    06/16/2016 10:29:51 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess
    The Spectator ^ | 6/16/2016 | editorial staff
    The Spectator has a long record of being isolated, but right. We supported the north against the slave-owning south in the American civil war at a time when news-papers (and politicians) could not see past corporate interests. We argued for the decriminalisation of homosexuality a decade before it happened, and were denounced as the ‘bugger’s bugle’ for our troubles. We alone supported Margaret Thatcher when she first stood for the Tory leadership. And when Britain last held a referendum on Europe, every newspaper in the land advocated a ‘yes’ vote. Only two national titles backed what is now called Brexit:...
  • KU adds diversity dean

    06/06/2016 7:58:36 AM PDT · by lacrew · 16 replies
    WIBW ^ | June 6, 2016 | Greg Palmer
    The University of Kansas has added a new dean to oversee diversity, equality, and inclusion for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Jennifer Hamer will start her appointment as Associate Dean on July 1st. Hamer is currently a professor in African and African-American Studies at KU. Officials told 13 NEWS that Hamer will work to strengthen retention of underrepresented students and faculty.
  • How Republican Senators Failed GOP voters once again

    05/26/2016 3:29:20 PM PDT · by Tom Jefferson · 16 replies
    Bear to the Right ^ | May 25, 2016 | Gary Aminoff
    Last Friday, May 20, 2016, something happened in the U.S. Senate you won’t hear about in the mainstream media. You can read about it here. Gary Aminoff comments in the following short video.
  • Hillary's Sputtering Campaign

    05/24/2016 8:25:06 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/24/2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Facing a free-wheeling Trump, she is weighted down by tons of baggage. This year was supposed to be Hillary Clinton’s “turn,” after her humiliating loss in 2008 to Barack Obama. She has paid her dues as secretary of state for Obama. And the apparent Republican presidential nominee, Donald J. Trump, is written off by most pundits as a buffoon without a chance in the general election. Yet, Clinton’s campaign continues to be dismal, and is getting worse — to the point where the socialist Bernie Sanders polls better against Trump than does Hillary Clinton. How can that be? At least...
  • Woman Dies of 'Fat Embolism' During ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’

    05/17/2016 7:34:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    NBC News, Miami Herald via MRC TV ^ | May 17, 2016 | By Dan Krauth KNBC Miami, By Daniel Chang Miami Herald via Ben Graham
    A West Virginia woman died after suffering a “fat embolism” while undergoing plastic surgery to increase the size of her gluteal region.  Heather Meadows, a 29-year-old mother of two, was killed by fat particles that entered her bloodstream through a vein during a lipid transfer procedure. The fat particles clogged arteries in her heart and lungs, causing cascading organ failure and death. She was taken to an emergency room after going into cardiac arrest during the cosmetic surgery and was pronounced dead on arrival. This fat transfer procedure is common in what is called a “Brazilian butt lift,” where liposuction...
  • Man Sues Indiana, Road Contractors After Wife Killed When Car Drove Off Cline Avenue Bridge

    05/14/2016 11:51:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | May 11, 2016 | Steve Miller
    (CBS) — A Chicago man is suing the state of Indiana and its road building contractors blaming them for a fiery accident on the Cline Avenue Bridge that killed his wife 14 months ago. It was March of last year when Iftikhar Hussain and his wife were driving from Chicago to West Lafayette, Indiana. Hussain’s attorney Timothy Schafer says the couple took the Indiana Toll Road and then the Cline Avenue exit, following the GPS in their Nissan Sentra. Schafer says even though the road was closed because the bridge ahead was demolished, the barricades had been removed and the...
  • Is Free Republic worth Saving? My Opus Part II

    05/02/2016 10:52:50 AM PDT · by The Bat Ladys Husband · 279 replies
    Free Republic ^ | August 30, 2013 | The Bat Ladys Husband
    My involvement with Free Republic began around 2000 when my wife began her vigil around the Texas governor’s mansion in support of GW against the challenge of Al Gore for the presidency. I generally provided the livelihood for the Bat Lady to be able to protest and surround the mansion against the leftists who were kept at bay across the street. While she was registered in order to post after action reports I was a lurker
  • WHY THE OBAMAS AND PRINCE HARRY ARE ‘FEUDING’ ON TWITTER [Pathetic PR Stunt, Media Drools]

    04/30/2016 4:21:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 4/30/16 | Stan Ziv
    [The clown and Michelle] mean business—arms crossed, game faces on, voices exuding no nonsense. “Hey, Prince Harry,” first lady Michelle Obama says with a menacing tone in a video posted to her Twitter account Friday. “Remember when you told us to bring it at the Invictus Games?” ..., the goal behind this very public “feud” lies in raising awareness for the upcoming Invictus Games, to be held May 8-12 in Orlando, Florida. The competition is “an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel,” according to the Invictus Games website.
  • Indiana University Students Mistake Priest for KKK Member

    04/06/2016 10:33:24 AM PDT · by detective · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tom Ciccotta
    On Monday, students at Indiana University Bloomington mistook a priest for a Klu Klux Klan member, taking to social media to express their fear of the alleged Klansman, who they claimed was carrying a whip, and dressed in “white robes.”
  • TRUMP TOWER PROTEST LOUD, BUT NUMBERS SMALL

    03/19/2016 4:05:07 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 3/19/2016 | JEROME R. CORSI
    Throngs of left-wing activists converged on Trump Tower on Saturday to protest the billionaire’s so-called “fascist” policies and “white supremacy.” Cosmopolitan Anti-fascists cast a wide net on its Facebook page earlier in the week for “New Yorkers from different backgrounds” to protest the presidential hopeful, but all it got was different shades of liberalism. Roughly 5,000 people pledged to attend the event, but fewer than 1,000 showed up.
  • Jeb Bush joins the Ford Edsel and New Coke as historic marketing flops

    03/16/2016 7:02:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/16/16 | PAUL FRIEDERICHSEN
    There is an old axiom in marketing: Good advertising makes a bad product fail faster. If you doubt that, may I submit Exhibit A: The 2016 campaign for the Republican nomination for President of Jeb Bush. It now joins the likes of the Ford Edsel and Coca-Cola's "New Coke" as a bona-fide marketing flop of an enormous magnitude. In each case, be it Edsel, New Coke or Jeb!, logic dictated a winner. Research for all three concluded a marketplace that was theirs for the taking. All three were rooted in strong family brand equity and even carried the brand name...
  • Islamic State militants accidentally blow themselves up in Afghanistan

    03/15/2016 7:15:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 30 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 3/15/16 | Wellman
    KABUL, Afghanistan — At least a dozen Islamic State militants accidentally blew themselves up in eastern Afghanistan Sunday during a botched operation to plant a bomb, a local official said. “They were attempting to move an IED (improvised explosive device) to a crowded area of Achin, but it went off before they reached the planned place,” said Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for Nangarhar province’s provincial governor. Twenty-one other militants were wounded, Khogyani said. There were no civilian casualties. In recent months, Afghan security forces have been battling Islamic State loyalists in Nangarhar’s Achin district on the border with Pakistan. On Saturday,...
  • Jeb Bush's Right to Rise super PAC is shutting down; where did the money go? (Hidden compensation)

    03/09/2016 6:22:06 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 3/8/16 | Adam C Smith
    Right to Rise, the super PAC political committee supporting Jeb Bush is preparing to refund about $12 million in unspent money to donors who gave at least $1,000. -snip- It touts, "No open ended commissions. All vendor contracts included fee caps," though cynics about how the money was spent will note that contractors and vendors built their compensation directly into the prices they charged.
  • Mitt Romney Robocalls for Rubio

    03/09/2016 5:01:55 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
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