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  • Obama’s trash talk

    10/04/2015 6:21:04 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | Oct 2, 2015 | EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    It’s not just the fourth quarter. It’s trash talk time. President Barack Obama’s never done a good job hiding his disdain for the people he doesn’t like—a long list that includes reporters, Republicans, pretty much every member of Congress, the foreign leaders he considers petty and childish (Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyanu most of all). Everyone would see things his way, he tends to project, if only they were a little smarter and thought it through as thoroughly as he has. Story Continued Below Usually when he’s explaining why the world’s wrong and he’s right, he’s looking down his nose...
  • Arsonist Night Deposit Backfires

    09/29/2015 4:24:40 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    Colorado Springs, CO - Colorado Springs Police are looking for the man in this video. He's accused of trying to light a jar of gasoline and put it through a Wells Fargo overnight drop box. Based on the surveillance video, police believe the suspect may have been burned during the arson attempt. They are hoping for help in identifying the burnt moron. If you have any information that can help, call CSPD at 444-7000.
  • Top Scott Walker Fund-Raiser Enlists With Jeb Bush

    09/29/2015 11:46:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/29/15 | Matt Flegenheimer
    Jeb Bush has plucked a top fund-raiser from the remains of Scott Walker’s failed presidential campaign: Anthony Scaramucci, a New York investor who had served as Mr. Walker’s national finance co-chairman. Mr. Scaramucci has signed on as Mr. Bush seeks to demonstrate to donors and others that his campaign is not flagging, despite sluggish poll numbers. Mr. Bush’s allies are particularly sensitive to any perception that he is losing the battle for Walker staff members and leading forces in campaign finance to Marco Rubio, the Florida senator who has seen his standing in polls rise since a strong performance in...
  • U.S. Says Rebel It Trained Surrendered Matériel in Syria

    09/25/2015 11:34:37 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 09/25/2015 | Helene Cooper
    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Friday that an American-trained rebel commander in Syria had surrendered trucks and ammunition this week to forces affiliated with an offshoot of Al Qaeda. Military officials, who days before had denied reports of the handover, called the disclosure “very concerning” and a violation of guidelines for the American training program for Syrian rebels. United States Central Command said the rebel commander told the military that he surrendered the American-provided ammunition and trucks early this week in exchange for safe passage through an area in which the Qaeda offshoot, the Nusra Front, operates.
  • Bohner is Bawling right now...~Vanity

    09/25/2015 10:14:29 AM PDT · by GraceG · 80 replies
    He is bawling at his press conference concerning his resignation.
  • Chicago TV Station Wishes Jews A Happy Yom Kippur With Nazi Emblem

    09/24/2015 7:01:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 60 replies
    TPM ^ | 9-24-15 | Katherine Krueger
    A Chicago television news station made a truly unfortunate art choice to accompany a segment on the Jewish High Holidays on Wednesday: the yellow Star of David that Jews were legally required to wear during the Holocaust. The stock photo was first flagged by a Chicago editor, who posted a screenshot of the WGN news broadcast online. The station responded to apologize for the art choice about 30 minutes later, and said in a tweet the image was "inadvertently" used. In a statement posted online, the station said the picture came from its image bank, and they "failed to recognize...
  • WGN Used The Worst Possible Image For A Yom Kippur Segment (yellow star)

    09/23/2015 1:45:01 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    ChicagoIst ^ | September 23 | Emma G. Gallegos
    For a TV segment on Yom Kippur, which began at sundown last night, WGN used about the worst graphic you can imagine: the yellow patch Nazis forced Jews to wear in Germany.
  • Carly Fiorina Aims to Foil Attacks on Her Record as a C.E.O. (Designated Loser Alert)

    09/20/2015 6:49:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/20/15 | AMY CHOZICK and QUENTIN HARDY
    Carly Fiorina was ready when CNN’s Jake Tapper asked her to respond to criticism about her record at Hewlett-Packard during last week’s Republican debate. Looking intently into the camera, Mrs. Fiorina said that a prominent venture capitalist who pushed for her firing at Hewlett-Packard in 2005 had recently taken out a full-page newspaper ad saying that he had been wrong to do so and that she had been “a terrific C.E.O.’’ What Mrs. Fiorina did not mention was that the ad — which cost roughly $140,000 — was paid for by the “super PAC” supporting her presidential candidacy. The same...
  • Fiorina, Boxer Tied in New Poll (Fio-RINO Fail Flashback)

    09/20/2015 6:34:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/21/10 | KATRINA TRINKO
    A new poll shows Republican senate candidate Carly Fiorina tied with Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. Both are backed by 44 percent of voters, with 5 percent remaining undecided and 6 percent opting for a different candidate. The poll, done by the Tarrance Group, was commissioned by the National Republican Senatorial Committee. It has an error margin of plus or minus 4.1 points. Among those who refuse to state their party or identify themselves as independent, Fiorina (47 percent) is ahead of Boxer by 13 points, although the Tarrance Group’s Dave Sackett warns that Fiorina needs to increase her support to...
  • Fact check: Carly Fiorina didn't have a great run as CEO of Hewlett-Packard

    09/17/2015 6:07:14 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Fortune ^ | 9/17/15 | Stephen Gandel
    Fiorina did run Hewlett-Packard during a tough time. But even compared to rivals, her tenure was unimpressive. Carly Fiorina has taken a lot of heat over her business record. But evaluating her performance is more complicated than it seems. Shares of Hewlett-Packard, the tech giant she ran from 1999 to 2005, fell 45% during her tenure, and she was thrown out as CEO. That doesn’t sound great. During Wednesday evening’s Republican debate, she tried to blunt some of that criticism with context. Basically, Fiorina said you have to look at what was going on at the time, and that’s a...
  • Jeb supporters try to bash Trump with video showing America is great already – but use footage of

    09/16/2015 9:34:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/16/15 | FRANCESCA CHAMBERS
    Jeb supporters try to bash Trump with video showing America is great already – but use footage of Britain and Asia by mistake. Jeb Bush's Super PAC is out with a hard-hitting ad attacking Donald Trump for his negative talk about the 'dark' days America's living in. 'Choose a brighter path,' the ad says, as it pans to a the sun rising over a field. Several scenes later, the ad states that 'America is great' - a reference to Trump's slogan Make America Great Again! - as a workman climbs a ladder. The video clips are not of America, though,...
  • Jeb Bush Falls To Third In Florida Behind Donald Trump And Ben Carson, According To New Poll

    09/15/2015 9:39:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Broward New Times ^ | 9/15/15 | Chris Joseph
    Donald Trump continues to plow ahead in Florida, while Jeb Bush continues to flounder. This according to a new Gravis Marketing poll. The poll, released Monday, revealed more bad news for the former governor. Ben Carson has vaulted ahead of Bush, leaving Jeb in third. Gravis polled 1,584 registered voters from September 5 to 11 via automated phone calls and cell-phone responses. And, much like we're seeing in Iowa and New Hampshire, Trump and Carson are polling strong in first and second place while Bush is coming in at third. The results show Trump holding a 33 percent lead in...
  • Rick Perry’s Woes Continue as Iowa Staff Is Cut to One Person

    08/31/2015 1:10:41 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/31/15 | Alan Rappeport
    Former Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign continues to retrench. The Republican from Texas has whittled his staff in Iowa to one paid operative amid continuing fund-raising struggles, a spokeswoman for Mr. Perry confirmed. Mr. Perry led in the polls for a stretch during his first presidential bid four years ago. He spent significant time boning up on foreign policy and getting himself in physical shape for the grinds of the campaign trail. However, he has failed to generate excitement among voters in a crowded and more competitive Republican field. A Monmouth University poll on Monday showed Mr. Perry with support of...
  • Manifesto purportedly sent by Virginia gunman cites ‘race war

    08/26/2015 1:01:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2015 | Neetzan Zimmerman
    A fax attributed to Vester Lee Flanagan claims the slayings were a response to the Charleston mass shooting. An apparent suicide note received by ABC News on Wednesday morning and attributed to Virginia shooting suspect Flanagan, aka Bryce Williams, claims the killing of two reporters during an on-air interview was motivated by the Charleston church shooting and a desire to incite a “race war.” ABC News says a man identifying himself as both Flanagan and Williams — Flanagan's on-air name — first contacted it several weeks ago. The man asked for a fax number, claiming he wanted to pitch the...
  • Donald Trump bashes Bush on Photoshop fail

    08/23/2015 5:45:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/23/15 | ALI BRELAND
    Donald Trump on Saturday sought to give Jeb Bush a black eye over a black hand. Trump wailed on the former Florida governor for a Photoshopped picture in a campaign leaflet sent out by a pro-Bush super PAC that shows him with a black left hand, and his body apparently super-imposed on a picture of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “Jeb Bush has a Photoshopped photo for an ad which gives him a black left hand and much different looking body. Jeb just can’t get it right!” the real-estate mogul said of his rival for the 2016 Republican nomination, who he has...
  • Sad Little !Jeb Plane: Bush Super Pac Attempts To Troll Trump, Gives Former Governor A Black

    08/23/2015 5:14:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/22/15 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Sad Little !Jeb Plane: Bush Super Pac Attempts To Troll Trump, Gives Former Governor A Black Man’s Hand In Mailer. A Super PAC backing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president with more than $100 million is officially embarrassing itself. Just one day after the Bush Super PAC Right to Rise USA flew a tiny plane with a banner attached to the end of it over 2016 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s Mobile, Alabama rally, the geniuses backing yet another Bush for president appear to have photoshopped a black man’s hand onto the former Florida governor. -snip- “Moments before Trump was...
  • Santorum wants credit for being first to push immigration reform

    08/20/2015 2:58:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    United Press International ^ | August 20, 2015 | Mallory Hughes, Medill News Service
    Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum isn't just the latest 2016 Republican presidential candidate to call for ending birthright citizenship, joining Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Scott Walker -- he wants credit for being the first to push overall immigration reform. "I am not new to this debate," Santorum said, noting that he had authored border security legislation almost a decade ago when he was in the Senate. "...Up until a few days ago, I was the only candidate in this race who put forth a legal and illegal immigration proposal that puts American workers first." Santorum rolled out...
  • AP EXCLUSIVE: California measure fails to create green jobs

    08/17/2015 7:49:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 17, 2015 | JULIA HOROWITZ
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Three years after California voters passed a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean energy jobs by funding energy-efficiency projects in schools, barely one-tenth of the promised jobs have been created, and the state has no comprehensive list to show how much work has been done or how much energy has been saved. Money is trickling in at a slower-than-anticipated rate, and more than half of the $297 million given to schools so far has gone to consultants and energy auditors. The board created to oversee the project and submit annual progress reports...
  • Carly Fiorina as a boss: The disappointing truth

    08/16/2015 11:14:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Fortune ^ | 8/14/15 | Jeffrey Sonnenfeld
    She’s running for President on her track record as CEO of HP, but if that’s the case, Fiorina might want to rethink her strategy. -snip- Still, with a scant 5% of Fortune 500 firms employing women CEOs, her leadership of a huge global enterprise in the macho field of IT is impressive. But how did she do? The answer in short is: Pretty badly. In 1999, a dysfunctional HP board committee, filled with its own poisoned politics, hired her with no CEO experience, nor interviews with the full board. Fired in 2005, after six years in office, several leading publications...
  • NASA launches operation ‘OMG’ (Oceans Melting Greenland)

    08/12/2015 7:27:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    msnbc ^ | Aug. 12, 2015 | Tony Dokoupil
    Late last month, an alarming new study concluded that the glaciers of Greenland and Antarctica will melt ten times faster than previous estimates, raising ocean levels 10 feet in as little as a half century. But is it accurate? NASA has launched an urgent, five-year, $30 million study that will help scientists find out. The official “mission,” known as Oceans Melting Greenland—yes, this is operation OMG—is designed to help scientists determine the melt-rate with unprecedented accuracy. “I barely got that name by the censors,” admits Joshua Willis, an oceanographer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the project’s principal investigator. “But...
  • Rand Paul opens fire on Trump at campaign stop

    08/08/2015 1:37:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | August 8, 2015 | David Weigel, journ-o-list member
    ATLANTA -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) avoided the RedState Gathering this weekend. While Republican presidential rivals like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee faced down questions about Donald Trump in Atlanta, Paul was touring South Carolina, holding meet-and-greets and dropping into a "Pints for Liberty" happy hour. But in Goose Creek, S.C., Paul unloaded on Trump, recapitulating the arguments he'd made throughout Thursday night's presidential debate, saying conservatives were "kidding themselves" if they fell for Trump's brand of anti-establishment politics. "I can't imagine Donald Trump even knowing what a tea party is," Paul said, referring to...
  • Gawker publishes Donald Trump's cell phone number

    08/03/2015 11:56:13 AM PDT · by maggief · 36 replies
    POLITICO ^ | August 3, 2015 | DANIEL STRAUSS
    What goes around comes around, as the saying goes. A cellphone number belonging to real estate mogul Donald Trump became public knowledge on Monday. Trump’s campaign confirmed that it was indeed a cellphone number belonging to the Republican presidential candidate, albeit one that he doesn’t use anymore. A call to the number immediately goes to voice mail after a voice says, “Please leave your name and message and we’ll get back to you shortly.” “It’s a very old number. This is not one he uses. Mr. Trump has several numbers so this is not an issue,” the campaign said in...
  • [Church of Scientology Press Release] Medicare at 50 - Still Flawed, After All These Years

    Medicare at 50--Still Flawed, After All These Years ST. PAUL, Minn.—This Thursday, Medicare will mark a milestone—50 years since it was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 30, 1965. Designed as part of LBJ’s “Great Society” initiative, Medicare was intended to provide low-cost hospitalization and medical insurance for the nation’s elderly. But the program has been in crisis for years and needs an escape plan, not a rescue plan, says Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF,, a national organization dedicated to preserving patient-centered health care and protecting patient and...
  • Operator tells 911 caller tending to dying boy: ‘Deal with it yourself’

    07/29/2015 7:16:13 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 18 replies ^ | 29 july 2015
    AN EMERGENCY services dispatcher has resigned after telling a panicked 911 caller tending to a dying shooting victim to “deal with it yourself”. A woman called 911 on June 26 when she was trying to save the life of a 17-year-old boy, Jaydon Chavez-Silver, who was shot at a friend’s house in the US city of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • PHOTO: No one interested in ‘Young Americans for Hillary’ party

    07/26/2015 2:14:59 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 7/26/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    Every party has a party pooper and judging by this flyer, it’s Hillary Clinton. Here’s an untouched flyer advertising a “Young Americans for Hillary”event for students, indicating there isn’t much energy for Hillary Clinton’s campaign among the youth in New Hampshire. A photo of a flyer was posted on Twitter Friday for the party in Manchester, New Hampshire today.
  • What's Trump's Position In Cruz's Cabinet ?

    07/25/2015 10:00:38 AM PDT · by knarf · 82 replies
    self, various ^ | July 25, 2015 | knarf
    And Col West ... where will HE go ?
  • The biggest takeaways from Rachel Dolezal’s Vanity Fair interview

    07/21/2015 11:44:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    msnbc ^ | July 20, 2015 | Brian Walsh
    Rachel Dolezal is back in the news again. Recently, the former Spokane NAACP leader, who stepped down after coming under fire for allegedly lying about her race, opened up to Vanity Fair about her life since the scandal. Here are some of the biggest takeaways from her interview: 1. Dolezal still identifies as a black woman despite everything that’s happened.p>“It’s not a costume,” said Dolezal. “I don’t know spiritually and metaphysically how this goes, but I do know that from my earliest memories I have awareness and connection with the black experience, and that’s never left me. It’s not something...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal a Clear Success (facepalm)

    07/16/2015 7:45:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | July 14, 2015 | John Glaser and Justin Logan
    The deal just struck between the U.S., world powers, and Iran is an historic achievement that decreases the likelihood of an Iranian nuclear weapon and forestalls the risk of another costly U.S. war in the Middle East.But while the diplomats in Vienna are finished wrangling over the final details, the Obama administration is by no means finished fighting for the agreement’s survival. Congress has 60 days with which to review the deal for final approval, and while Republicans may not have a veto-proof majority, they — along with some Democrats — remain vehemently opposed to any plausible peaceful resolution.The debate...
  • Macy's Takes it In the Shorts...Over Firing

    07/15/2015 9:54:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    TMZ ^ | 7/13/15
    Macy's is paying the price for sacking Donald Trump, because we've learned thousands of customers are cutting up their Macy's credit card in protest. Sources connected to the department store tell TMZ, Macy's has received complaints from approximately 30,000 customers since ending its relationship with Trump nearly 2 weeks ago. We're told the store has been "inundated with complaints" from customers who believe the department store is unfairly punishing Trump for his views on immigration.
  • Moment American Marathon Runner Celebrated Victory too early and Gets Beaten to the Finish Line ...

    07/06/2015 2:52:21 PM PDT · by Cecily · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 6, 2015 | Belinda Robinson
    his is the soul-destroying moment an American runner celebrated his victory a little too early at the end of a race and ended up getting beaten to the finish line by a British runner. Ben Payne made the gaffe during the 10-kilometre AJC Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta, Georgia, making his Fourth of July a day that he won't forget. Payne's ill-timed decision was caught on NBC broadcast WXIA and shows the moment he nears the finish line of the race and slows down, only for British Olympian Scott Overall to pass him.
  • Rand Paul: Confederate Flag “Inescapably A Symbol Of Human Bondage And Slavery”

    06/23/2015 8:52:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Buzzfeed News ^ | June 23, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, news reporter
    “… I think to every African-American in the country it’s a symbolism of slavery to them and now it’s a symbol of murder for this young man and so I think it’s times to put it in a museum.” Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he believes the Confederate battle flag is “inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery” and needs to go. “No, I agree, I think the flag is inescapably a symbol of human bondage and slavery, and particularly when people use it obviously for murder and to justify hated so vicious that you would kill somebody I...
  • Spokesperson: ‘Rachel Dolezal No Longer Works for Eastern Washington University’

    06/15/2015 7:56:45 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 108 replies ^ | 6/15/15 | John Nolte
    Breitbart News spoke with David Meany, the person in charge of media relations at Eastern Washington University (EWU), where Rachel Dolezal was listed as a professor of Africana Studies. He said Dolezal’s contract with EWU expired June 12th and she is “no longer an employee of Eastern Washington University.”
  • Obama: No 'complete strategy' yet on training Iraqis

    06/09/2015 9:20:42 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies ^ | 6/9/2015 | Kevin Liptak
    Telfs-Buchen, Austria (CNN)President Barack Obama said Monday his top national security advisers were still working to solidify training plans for Iraqi defense forces battling ISIS in their own country. "We don't yet have a complete strategy because it requires commitments on the part of the Iraqis," Obama said during concluding remarks at the G7 conference in Germany, citing recruitment as a key stumbling block facing the central government in Iraq. Critics of the administration's strategy in Iraq seized upon the President's comments Monday, claiming they indicated a policy failure and referencing similar comments Obama made in August. "What has President...
  • Gutiérrez: I Assume God Speaks Spanish Because He Named His Only Son Jesus

    06/05/2015 8:52:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Brietbart ^ | June 4, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on the House floor, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) criticized Texas for its conspiracy theories and then said God must understand Spanish because he named his son Jesus.
  • ‘Moron’ terrorist takes a selfie in front of ISIS headquarters, Air Force bombs it 22 hours later

    06/05/2015 9:05:05 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 56 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | 6/5/15 | Yoni Heisler
    Apparently, looks can kill. In a very real story that we assure you did not originate from The Onion, a terrorist from ISIS recently took a selfie of himself and posted it online. Shortly thereafter, U.S. Intelligence, which heavily monitors social media accounts from ISIS members and supporters, managed to pinpoint an ISIS headquarters building in Syria by using the selfie photo as a reference point.
  • 8 Minnesota Health Plans Propose Big Premium Hikes for 2016

    06/03/2015 8:31:32 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    KSTP ^ | 6-1-15 | Cassie Hart
    Eight Minnesota health plans have proposed big premium increases for 2016, ranging from 11 to 74 percent. The rate increases are only proposals for now and must be approved by state regulators before they can be finalized. But Minnesota Public Radio reports the proposals drew an angry response from Gov. Mark Dayton. The governor calls the proposed rate increases "outrageous" given that Minnesota's health care costs have been increasing by only 3 percent. He says they need a "rigorous review" before they become final Oct. 1. Some of the policies will be offered through MNsure, the state health insurance exchange....
  • Pentagon says "live anthrax" inadvertently shipped across US

    05/27/2015 12:35:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies ^ | May 27, 2015 | FoxNews.Com
    The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday that live anthrax was shipped from a lab in Utah to other states.
  • Women activists cross DMZ to mixed reception on South Korean side

    05/26/2015 6:20:00 AM PDT · by Skooz · 12 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/24/2015 | James Pearson
    A group of international women activists crossed the heavily-fortified Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea on Sunday in what they said was a symbolic act for peace. North and South Korea are still technically at war after the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce, not a peace treaty. Despite its name the DMZ is one of the most heavily militarized and fortified borders in the world. "We feel very celebratory and positive that we have created a voyage across the DMZ in peace and reconciliation," said U.S. activist and feminist Gloria Steinem, honorary co-chair of the WomanCrossDMZ...
  • Russian rocket pieces may crash on land after launch goes awry

    05/16/2015 1:45:19 PM PDT · by Lurch Addams · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/16/15 | Ben Brumfield and Brian Walker
    A glitch in a Russian space launch may have sent part of a rocket and its payload -- a satellite -- plummeting down onto southeastern Siberia, according to Russian state-run media reports. It is the second space mission failure for the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, in less than a month. And the mishap occurs on the anniversary of a similar loss in 2014.
  • you can ban me now

    05/14/2015 12:37:28 PM PDT · by yuffy · 92 replies
    you can ban me now
  • ...Obama Surprises Moms for Mother's Day [ABC plays Pravda for Valerie's Man Child]

    05/11/2015 5:20:04 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/10/15 | Erin Dooley
    ..... Obama decided to make this Mother's Day a holiday three American moms would never forget. All three women had written letters to Obama and were reportedly told to expect a call on from a White House official. When they heard the president’s voice on the line Wednesday, they could hardly believe their ears. “No way!” exclaimed Patricia Church, a 50-year-old single mother of four. “Way,” Obama chuckled.
  • Nate Silver: Polls are failing us

    05/08/2015 11:42:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/8/15 | DYLAN BYERS
    Nate Silver fared terribly in Thursday's UK election: In his pre-election forecast, he gave 278 seats to Conservatives and 267 to Labour. Shortly after midnight, he was forecasting 272 seats for Conservatives and 271 for Labour. But when the sun rose in London on Friday, Conservatives had an expected 329 seats, against Labour's 233. The fault, Silver claimed, was with the polling: "It’s becoming increasingly clear that pre-election polls underestimated how well Conservatives would do and overestimated Labour’s result," the statistician guru wrote in the wee hours of the morning. (He also overestimated the Liberal Democrats' result by roughly 20...
  • Baltimore probe into black man's death fails to support charges: CNN

    05/07/2015 1:06:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 7, 2015 | Ian Simpson
    The Baltimore police investigation into the death of a black man from injuries sustained in police custody fails to support some charges filed by the city prosecutor, CNN reported on Thursday. Citing officials briefed on the separate probes by prosecutor Marilyn Mosby and police into the death of Freddie Gray, the television news network said the lack of support for charges from the police findings could allow lawyers representing the officers to undercut the prosecution. Gray, 25, sustained spinal injuries after being arrested, and his death on April 19 sparked protests and a day of arson and looting in the...
  • Man Misses Whale 2 Feet Away Because He Was Glued to His Phone

    02/05/2015 8:03:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 4, 2015 | Avianne Tan
    This Instagram photo shows a man missing a humpback whale surface two feet away from him because he was glued to his phone. The moment was caught during a whale watch in Redondo Beach, California, professional photographer Eric Smith told ABC News today.
  • Stance Against Chick-Fil-A Costs Man $200,000-a-Year Job, Now Living in an RV/Food Stamps (VIDEO)

    04/24/2015 12:01:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 69 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/24 | Adam Smith
    Adam Smith admits he probably could have picked a better way to communicate his convictions. In fact, the one-time corporate honcho now wishes he had. The former CFO of medical manufacturer Vante filmed himself berating a Chick-Fil-A server for the company's notorious stance on gay rights, then lost his $200,000-a-year job after he posted the video online and it went viral. Now, Smith and his family are living in an RV, scraping by on food stamps. In his new e-book, "A Million Dollar Cup of Water," the 37-year-old details his experiences since that fateful day he decided to make his...
  • Apparently No One Noticed What This Woman Was Staring at When They Chose Her for Their Label

  • Denver teacher's 'I wish my teacher knew' assignment goes viral

    04/17/2015 9:35:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | April 17, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    DENVER, April 17 (UPI) -- A Denver teacher's assignment asking third grade students to write down things "I wish my teacher knew" went viral when she shared some of the responses.
  • Mystery of the 'alien' signals solved: Baffled astronomers trace source to kitchen MICROWAVE

    04/13/2015 5:59:15 PM PDT · by dennisw · 78 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 13 April 2015 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Mystery of the 'alien' signals solved: Baffled astronomers trace source of noise to the observatory's kitchen MICROWAVE Strange signals, known as perytons, originated near to the planet Scientists could not explain where they were coming from for decades They replicated signal by opening microwave door while still running For years, scientists have been trying to uncover the source of mysterious radio signals being picked up in Australia. Theories have ranged from evaporating black holes to extraterrestrial communication and mergers of neutron stars. Now researchers at the Parkes Observatory claim they have finally found the source of these 'alien' signals -...
  • The Head Of Colorado’s Obamacare Exchange Thinks It May Ultimately Fail

    04/08/2015 8:32:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/8/15 | Sarah Hurtubise
    The board chair of Colorado’s Obamacare exchange said in off-the-cuff remarks Wednesday that the state-run operation may not be able to cut it financially. Sharon O’Hara, board chair of Connect for Health Colorado, was pushing the board’s pick for a new CEO of the exchange for state lawmakers’ approval Wednesday when she made the comments, according to Denver’s 9 News. O’Hara expressed confidence in Robert Malone’s ability to right the troubled exchange’s finances — if it’s possible at all. “If this is doable,” O’Hara said, “he can make it happen.” When pressed on her qualifier by Republican state Sen. Beth...
  • Jeb Bush Camp Hires Former Romney Staffer To Run Hispanic Media Operation

    04/08/2015 7:38:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 4/7/15 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Emily Benavides, who served as national Hispanic press secretary for Mitt Romney’s campaign will lead Hispanic media for the eventual Jeb Bush campaign for president, BuzzFeed News has learned.