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  • Anyone look at Real Clear Politics "Averages"? (VANITY)

    02/11/2016 1:49:12 PM PST · by Riflema · 16 replies
    Self | 2/11/16 | Self
    Countless News Organizations refer breathlessly to the Real Clear Politics "RCP Poll Average" as the go-to source for the big picture view of the candidates' standings. But did anyone take a look at that source and figure out how they come up with their numbers? With some trepidation, in fear of what I would find, I did. Here's today's RCP Average and the individual polls it summarizes: Poll Date Sample Trump Cruz Rubio Carson Bush Kasich Christie Fiorina Spread RCP Average 1/22 - 2/4 -- 29.5 21 17.8 7.8 4.3 4 2.5 2.5 Trump +8.5 QuinnipiacQuinnipiac 2/2 - 2/4 507...
  • Agencies Battle Over What Is ‘Top Secret’ in Hillary Clinton’s Emails(WTH?)

    02/07/2016 5:15:15 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 2/5/2016 | STEVEN LEE MYERS and MARK MAZZETTI
    Some of the skirmishes over Mrs. Clinton's emails reflect the disagreements in a post-9/11 era over what should be a government secret and what should not. Nonetheless, 22 emails on Mrs. Clinton's server were held back from a tranche made public last week. Those 22 emails were deemed so highly secret that State Department officials in this case agreed with the intelligence agencies not to release them even in redacted form.
  • Sean Penn, PIORT (Vanity)

    01/17/2016 5:45:10 PM PST · by MV=PY · 19 replies
    Watching Sean Penn on 60 minutes. PIORT
  • Bill O’Reilly Praises Obama’s Executive Expansion of Background Checks(DUH!)

    01/06/2016 9:11:36 AM PST · by rktman · 61 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/5/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Fox News's O'Reilly Factor host Bill O'Reilly praised President Obama's executive actions to expand background checks. Earlier in the day, Obama announced executive orders to expand background checks to cover more private sellers and expanded background checks to family and corporate trusts. O'Reilly said, "The FBI should background check anyone buying a firearm in America. That just makes sense." According to RawStory, O'Reilly added, "If you are paranoid and believe the government is stockpiling information so they can come to your house and take your guns, that's your problem, your problem. But the government has an obligation to enhance public...
  • Daredevil falls to his death as he tries to climb Midtown's Four Seasons Hotel with friend

    12/31/2015 8:10:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    nydailynews ^ | 12/31/2015 | Joseph Stepansky, John Annese, Thomas Tracy /
    Connor Cummings, of Rockaway, N.J., and an 18-year-old pal managed to get onto an upper floor of the landmark hotel overlooking Central Park with several pieces of camera equipment Wednesday night, despite not being guests there, police said. They then attempted to climb scaffolding in an interior shaft leading to the roof of the 52 story luxury E. 57th St. hotel, police sources said. Cummings and his friend were nearing the roof when Cummings slipped and fell nine stories, crashing onto a 43rd floor landing, police said. He died at the scene.
  • Sickening Behavior of 2 Rogue Cops

    12/23/2015 6:29:56 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 17 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | December 22, 2015 | VIRGINIA KRUTA
    <p>THIS IS HUGE!!!! Why isn't the mainstream media covering this? This is real brutality! When is the violence going to stop, people? These two officers in Georgia have killed over 250 people in the line of duty. They were best friends in high school and entered the police academy together only to fuel a more sinister and sexually devious lifestyle than anyone could predict.</p>
  • White House declares total victory over GOP in budget battle

    12/16/2015 4:06:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 139 replies
    washington times ^ | 1216/15 | Dave Boyer
    The White House declared victory Wednesday over congressional Republicans in the budget negotiations that concluded lateTuesday night, saying Democrats beat back the GOP across the board. White House officials cited a long list of wins over majority Republicans on individual budget items ranging from funding for Planned Parenthood to an overall increase in spending beyond previous “sequestration” caps.
  • Yale fail: Ivy leaguers sign 'petition' to repeal First Amendment

    12/16/2015 5:34:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/16/2015
    Trigger warning! This story and video may be unsuitable viewing for the “safe space” crowd. Looking to understand just how controversial the debate over free speech on our college campuses really is, filmmaker and satirist Ami Horowitz recently traveled to Yale University, one of our nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning, to speak directly to students. “I decided to take this campus free speech debate to its logical conclusion,” said Horowitz, who asked students if they’d sign a petition calling for an outright repeal of the First Amendment. “The result was this unbelievable display of total stupidity.” In fact,...
  • Today's treasonous establishment senate resolution guarantees the Trump Revolution!!

    12/10/2015 12:24:29 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 103 replies
    Go, Trump, GO!! Trounce the Marxist/fascist treasonous open borders establishment who are hellbent on destroying our Judeo-Christian society! Securing the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.
  • Resolution Barring Consideration of Religion in Immigration Passes Senate Committee

    12/10/2015 12:05:57 PM PST · by House Atreides · 77 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 10, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    A Senate committee on Thursday approved a resolution that critics described as an "unprecedented" move granting immigrants easier access to the United States. The amendment, offered by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.) and first reported on by the Washington Free Beacon, affirms the Senate's belief "that the United States must not bar individuals from entering into the United States based on their religion, as such action would be contrary to the fundamental principles on which this Nation was founded." The language was offered in response to recent comments from a presidential candidate who called on Muslims to be barred from...
  • Mizzou protestors create VILE hashtag campaign after Paris attacks

    11/16/2015 6:30:53 AM PST · by Hoodat · 22 replies
    Allen B West .com ^ | 15 NOV 2015 | Michele Hickford
    Yesterday, the thoughtful, clear-thinking individuals behind the Mizzou protests and #BlackLivesMatter issued tweets of indignation that the bloody calamity in Paris was detracting from their REAL struggle against terror on the leafy campus colleges across the fruited plain.Well that wasn’t enough apparently. Now they’ve created what has to be one of the sickest hashtag campaigns ever to express their disgust over the unfair attention 129 dead bodies are getting over their fake poop swastikas and flag-burning: #f**kparis. Here’s a selection of the hate-filled messages.
  • Amherst College students protest free speech fliers, seek punishment for offenders

    11/13/2015 1:24:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Student protesters at Amherst College issued a list of demands Thursday which include disciplinary action and mandatory "racial and cultural competency" training for students behind a series of signs on campus that lamented the death of free speech. The group Amherst Uprising is demanding that university President Biddy Martin issue a statement saying the university does "not tolerate the actions of student(s) who posted the 'All Lives Matter' posters, and the 'Free Speech' posters," which charged that the First Amendment was the "true victim" of the University of Missouri protests, The Daily Beast reported. The students demanded that the people...
  • Seattle's post-marijuana legalization crime wave

    11/13/2015 5:37:39 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/12/2015 | Sierra Rayne
    It turns out that Denver, Colorado may not be the only major American city seeing an increase in crime following marijuana legalization. Seattle, Washington looks to be experiencing some blowback as well. According to the Drug Policy Alliance, "[a]dult possession of marijuana became legal [in Washington State] on December 6, 2012, 30 days after the passage of I-502, the voter-approved initiative legalizing marijuana for adults 21 and older. A year-and-a-half later, the first retail marijuana store opened its doors on July 8, 2014." When we look at the number of total and property crimes in Seattle from 2008 through 2014,...
  • Huckabee and Graham Nuggets of Wisdom (vanity)

    11/06/2015 10:32:37 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 4 replies
    Twitter | Nov 6, 2015 | frankenMonkey
    Ok, these two gems just popped up on my twitter feed...
  • SHOCK: JERRY BROWN USED STATE EXPERTS TO SEEK OIL ON FAMILY LAND

    11/05/2015 10:17:10 AM PST · by lowbridge · 31 replies
    breitbart ^ | november 5, 2015 | joel b. pollak
    California governor Jerry Brown used state experts to prepare a 51-page report on the prospects for oil development on his family's private land in Northern California, according to an Associated Press investigation released early Thursday morning. "Senior staffers in the state's oil and gas regulatory agency over at least two days produced a 51-page historical report and geological assessment, plus a personalized satellite-imaged geological and oil and gas drilling map for the area around Brown's family ranchland near the town of Williams," the AP reported. Brown's office declined to comment, referring the AP instead to the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, which...
  • Boondoggle Train

    11/05/2015 10:55:03 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 8 replies
    City Journal ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Chris Reed
    In November 2008, California voters narrowly approved Proposition 1A, which provided $9.95 billion in government money for a statewide bullet-train network. The initiative passed, even though the California High-Speed Rail Authority had been legally required to release a detailed, updated business plan by October 1 of that year, so that voters would have time to learn exactly how the state planned to finance what was then billed as a $43 billion project—and no updated plan was in view. Rail officials failed even to release a preliminary report before the election, claiming that state legislators’ long delay in passing the fiscal...
  • 2 shot after live rounds used in Old West gunfight re-enactment

    10/19/2015 8:45:21 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/19/2015 | AP
    TOMBSTONE, Ariz. An actor staging a historical gunfight in the Old West town of Tombstone and a bystander were shot with live rounds during a show that was supposed to use blanks, leading officials to call for the re-enactments popular with tourists to be put on hold.
  • Consensus for War with Russia Building [semi-satire]

    10/02/2015 3:03:50 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Oct 2015 | John Semmens
    Russian intervention against opponents of the Assad government in Syria appears to have sparked a rising tide of bipartisan support for US countermeasures. Initially, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina called for the US to resist the Russian initiative by force if necessary. Determined not to be outflanked, Democratic presidential contender, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton echoed Fiorina by urging President Obama to establish a "no fly zone" over the rebel positions in order "to protect our investment in the anti-Assad rebels." Sen. John McCain (R-Az) reminded everyone that "I'm the only one who has met with these rebels. Though...
  • For those who didn't know, John Birch Society is more anti-Israel than ever (vanity)

    09/03/2015 6:55:45 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 59 replies
    Self | 1/3/'15 | Self
    Some people are of the unfortunate opinion that the John Birch Society is militantly patriotic and a supporter of this nation's military. That is not the case, especially not now. The JBS always was a front group for the European right wing and our own domestic Jew-haters. It was the "blue lodge" for recruiting decent conservatives and, by exposing them a little bit at a time to the classic anti-Jewish line, to eventually recruit them into the anti-Semitic movement proper. But at least when I was a member some thirty years ago the Society's publications didn't openly take potshots at...
  • Crown Princesses Victoria of Sweden and Mette-Marit of Norway promote climate change campaign(T)

    08/23/2015 7:38:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/23/2015 | Maybelle Morgan
    Princess Victoria, 38, and Princess Mette-Marit, 42, spent the day together Both visited a woodlands in Norway and then a church service in Sweden Took part in UN climate change initiative to highlight environmental issues
  • You Can Now Buy Shotgun Shells Designed Specifically For Shooting Down Drones

    08/19/2015 1:13:56 PM PDT · by KneelBeforeZod · 64 replies
    Popular Photography ^ | Aug 19, 2015 | Popular Photography
    Ill say this right here at the beginning: Shooting a drone out of the sky is probably a bad idea. But, if youre dead set on taking down one of those unmanned flying camera copters, Snake River Shooting Products makes a shotgun shell made for that specific purpose. The packaging says, Prepare for the drone apocalypse! which is either a joke or a really alarmist thing to make people feel paranoid. The shells are full of #2 steel shot, which is rather big, meaning that hitting a drone from a reasonable range with one of these would likely reduce it...
  • A Country Run By Idiots ("You may live in country run by idiots")

    08/08/2015 8:56:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    http://www.economicnoise.com/ ^ | 8-5-15 | Monty Pelerin
    If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally, you live in a country run by idiots. If you have to get your parents permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion, you live in a country run by idiots. If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government, you live in a country run by idiots.idiots...
  • 7 Reasons Women Are Getting the Heck Out of Dodge and Seeking Their Dreams Overseas

    08/03/2015 2:09:53 PM PDT · by lulu16 · 128 replies
    What do you do when you want something more and different than youre getting in your home country? For an increasing number of 60+ women, the answer is to move overseas. According to the data we collected through our website, Best Places in the World to Retire, there can be a better life out there, if you are willing to uproot and reinvent yourself as an expat in Belize, Nicaragua or Panama. In addition to the over 5,000 answers and 200 stories on our website, in early July, we released Expats: Expectations & Reality, the first in a series of...
  • Companys $70,000 Minimum Wage Works Out Just Like Atlas Shrugged Predicted

    08/03/2015 8:14:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 8/3/2015 | Walter Hudson
    Now the people who were just clocking in and out were making the same as me, he told the paper. It shackles high performers to less motivated team members.
  • Sen. Bob Menendez intros CECIL Act to restrict big-game hunting

    Sen. Bob Menendez has introduced legislation to curb trophy hunting of endangered and threatened species after the demise of Cecil, an African lion whose death at the hands of an American hunter touched off a social media firestorm. The Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies Act would extend restrictions on the import and export of animals that are being considered for inclusion under the Endangered Species Act. Currently, the restrictions apply only to animals already on the list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had suggested the African lion be listed as threatened in October, but...
  • Kerry: Any action by Israel would provide justification for Irans pursuit of nukes (Video)

    07/24/2015 9:57:41 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12:01 pm | Ed Morrissey
    Secretary of State John Kerry sat down with Matt Lauer for an interview on Today earlier, defending the deal with Iran and telling Israel to cool their jets, almost literally. In doing so, Kerry managed to turn Israel into the aggressor and Iran into a passive actor who might somehow decide they need a bomb only if Israel attacked them. Its a strange reversal, and one that confirms the impression that the Obama administration has become the lawyers for the mullahs (via Jeff Dunetz): Lauer points out to Kerry that opposition to the Iran deal encompasses practically the whole...
  • Impatient protesters begin digging up Confederate generals grave themselves

    07/23/2015 5:55:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 100 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 7/23/15 | OLAF EKBERG
    A group of anti-Confederate protesters arent happy enough with the declaration by the city of Memphis that it wants to dig up and move the remains of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest. They want it done now. A group surrounded a shovel Wednesday and ceremoniously removed a chunk of grass and soil.
  • Wait a sec: UN inspectors will be forced to rely on samples provided by Iran?

    07/23/2015 3:46:50 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 23, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    This can’t be true, can it? Most interesting news of #Iran hearing: IAEA will have to rely on #Iran to take samples at Parchin and other sites for its PMD investigation— Jackson Diehl (@JacksonDiehl) July 23, 2015
  • California proposes historic $1.5M fine for taking water

    07/20/2015 2:10:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 20, 2015 4:48 PM EDT | Fenit Nirappil
    California regulators on Monday proposed a first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for a group of Central Valley farmers accused of illegally taking water during the drought. It would be the first such fine against an individual or district with claims to water that are more than a century-old, known as senior water rights holders. The action reflects the rising severity of Californias four-year drought that has prompted the state to demand cutbacks from those historically sheltered from mandatory conservation.
  • MESSAGE FOR THE MONTH OF RAMADAN

    07/17/2015 7:38:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 55 replies
    The Vatican ^ | 12 June 2015 | Jean-Louis Cardinal Tauran
    Dear Muslim brothers and sisters, 1. I am pleased to send you, in the name of all the Catholics around the world and in my name as well, best wishes for a peaceful and joyful celebration of Id al-Fitr. You exercise during the month of Ramadan many religious and social practices, like fasting, prayer, almsgiving, help to the poor, visits to family members and to friends. I hope and pray that the fruits of these good deeds may enrich your life. 2. For some of you and also for others from other religious communities, the joy of the feast is...
  • Several Dems defend Planned Parenthood [don't bother to watch video]

    07/15/2015 11:39:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 15, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Several House Democrats are coming to the defense of Planned Parenthood in the wake of a now-viral video that shows its chief medical director graphically detailing the uses for organs of aborted fetuses. Planned Parenthood is actually allowed, is my understanding, for scientific research, to use fetal tissue and that is not illegal, said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), a member of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus and sponsor of numerous abortion-rights bills. Having talked to the leadership at Planned Parenthood, this was a sting operation, she added. She said she had not watched the nearly nine-minute video, which was released Tuesday...
  • Dixie Chicks Announce Tour Dates for 2016

    06/19/2015 8:43:35 AM PDT · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 75 replies
    fox news.com ^ | June 19, 2015 | Fox News
    2016 By Laura McClellan Published June 18, 2015 Taste of Country Facebook6 Twitter30 Email Print Now Playing Dixie Chick Wins Lawsuit Never autoplay videos The Dixie Chicks one of the best-selling U.S. female groups of all time are back and ready to take the stage again for a proper tour, nearly a decade after the release of their last all-original album, "Take the Long Way (2006)." Outspoken frontwoman Natalie Maines and sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison have announced that they will embark on a European tour in 2016, following up on their recent six-date spring European tour, which began...
  • Hidden footage shows cops eating marijuana goods, more...

    06/14/2015 9:05:20 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 25 replies
    http://www.mediaite.com/ ^ | 6/13/15 | Ken Meyer
    On Thursday, KTLA-5 reported on hidden camera footage that showed some objectionable behavior from police officers during a raid on an unlicensed marijuana dispensary. The cops were recorded playing darts on the job, eating pot-laced baked goods, and even joking about assaulting a woman with an amputated leg. The footage shows that eight officers had masks on and their guns drawn when they entered Sky High Holistic, shouting everybody on the ground to customers and workers. After clearing the building of everyone present, the police began to remove the stores mounted surveillance cameras, though they did not get the ones...
  • Dallas' Plastic Bag Fee Repealed

    06/03/2015 7:26:53 PM PDT · by Spktyr · 43 replies
    NBC5DFW ^ | Jun 3, 2015 | Holley Ford
    Plastic bags will soon be free again in Dallas. In a vote of 10 to 4, Dallas City Council members voted to repeal the bag fee passed in 2014. Grocery Bag Makers File Lawsuit Over Dallas Fee Last year's resolution added a $.05 fee for each single-use plastic bag used by shoppers to encourage people to use reusable bags and to reduce litter. The ban went into effect Jan. 1. "We're gonna take this nick on the chin," said Dallas City Councilman Dwaine Caraway, who originally pushed for the ban, after Wednesday's vote. "Y'all celebrate. Just celebrate. But when it's...
  • THE REMARKABLE RISE OF MARIE HARF

    05/27/2015 9:24:27 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 54 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 5/27/2015 | Scott Johnson
    We have followed the performance of Marie Harf as a spokesman for the Obama administration foreign policy at the State Department. Harf gives the catastrophic foreign policy of the Obama administration a lighter than air, Valley Girl kind of feel. She is a walking self-parody. As such, she presents a novel use of expressive form. Now comes word that Harf is being promoted to Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications to Secretary of State John Kerry. Like a helium filled balloon, Harf ascends. In her new position Harf will focus on negotiations between the U.S. and Iran on nuclear weapons. It...
  • 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...
  • For the Vatican, Climate Change Leads to ... Abortion?

    05/22/2015 3:46:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 16 replies
    Reason.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Nick Gillespie
    Via Life Site News come some frankly bizarre statements from the Vatican official who put together last month's Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity conference. Two major speakers at the conference were Jeffrey Sachs, widely criticized for the abject failure of his Millennium Villages initiative, and Ban-Ki moon, current secretary general of the United Nationsboth of whom are extremely pro-abortion. Which the Catholic Church is not. Stefano Gennarini asks Archbishop Marcelo Snchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academies of Science and Social Sciences, whether he knew about the pro-abortion and population control chops of his two big guests and whether that...
  • Push to court-martial general for thanking God

    05/18/2015 6:40:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/18/2015 | unknown
    A civil-liberties group is demanding a two-star Air Force general be court-martialed for mentioning God at a National Day of Prayer Task Force speech on May 7. Despite the religious nature of the event, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation has called for Olson to be aggressively and very visibly brought to justice for his unforgivable crimes and transgressions, adding that any other service members who helped him should be investigated and punished to the full extent of military law.
  • The Next Idiocy in PC.

    05/17/2015 12:17:26 PM PDT · by Desron13 · 66 replies
    Vanity | 05/17/15 | Desron13
    I can't help but notice that the nitwits on the left have adopted of late two ridiculous terms to blather against the sane. These terms are "White Privilege" and "Micro Aggression". Both of course are meaningless in any rational way but serve to tickle the pseudointellectual BB brains that like to think that a college education means anything these days. What I would like to do is have a competition of sorts to try and predict what the next popular nitwhittery from the left will be so we can get out ahead of it and begin the mocking of it...
  • What Sanders Says Socialism Would Look Like in U.S. If He Won Presidency

    05/11/2015 8:44:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/10/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Noting that hes perhaps the most progressive member of the United States Senate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) described today how, as president, he would do socialism in America. When we talk about Democratic socialism, I think it is important to realize that there are countries around the world, like Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, who have had social democratic governments on and off for many, many years. And we can learn a whole lot from some of those countries, the 2016 Democratic presidential contender said on CBS this morning. For example, the United States is the only major country on earth...
  • Selfie-taking tourists shatter priceless Hercules statue

    05/04/2015 2:33:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 79 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 4, 2015 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Hercules has been crushed because of a selfie! A couple of tourists are in hot water after climbing onto a priceless marble statue of the mythical Greek hero in the northern city of Cremona, Italy, the Daily Mail reported. The miscreants put too much weight on the statue at the Loggia dei Militi palace during their boneheaded bid to snap a photo of themselves shattering the crown of the Statue of the Two Hercules.
  • Report: Officials to recommend families be free to pay ransom to terrorists

    04/26/2015 12:30:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/26/15 | Jesse Byrnes
    An advisory group reviewing U.S. hostage policy for the White House is expected to recommend that families of Americans held overseas not face the fear of prosecution if they pay ransoms, according to a report Sunday. "There will be absolutely zero chance of any family member of an American held hostage overseas ever facing jail themselves, or even the threat of prosecution, for trying to free their loved ones," one of three senior officials familiar with the review said in a report on ABC's "This Week." The family of slain American journalist James Foley, who become the first American executed...
  • Denying 'climate change'

    04/09/2015 8:39:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/9/2015 | Richard Butrick
    Here is Dana Milbank of WaPo celebrating the retreat of climate change deniers: There is no denying it: Climate-change deniers are in retreat. He concludes his op-ed by noting that corporations are becoming reluctant to bankroll crazy theories, and the surrender of climate-change deniers will follow. For Milbank, this marks the historic turning point marking the collapse of flat-Earth science crazies.
  • The Surgeon General Wants to Talk to You About...Climate Change

    04/09/2015 8:08:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/9/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    President Obama's newly minted Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, wants to have a talk with the country about climate change. From a White House email sent out last night: Hi, everyone -- I'm the Surgeon General of the United States -- which means it's my job to keep America healthy by providing you with the best scientific information available about your health. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet with President Obama, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and health care professionals to discuss climate change. We talked about the impact of climate change on public health and the importance of prevention.
  • Student group demands California university rename building after convicted cop killer

    03/19/2015 5:48:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 19, 2015 | William La Jeunesse, Lee Ross, Michael Lundin
    Video at link. A black student organization at the University of California at Berkeley is demanding the university rename a building on campus after Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther, convicted cop killer and the first woman named to the FBI's Most-Wanted Terrorist List. A jury convicted Shakur of killing a New Jersey State Trooper in 1979. She escaped prison and fled to Cuba. The FBI calls her a domestic terrorist. In 2013, the agency added her to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List, alongside several members of Al Qaeda, airline hijackers and bombers. But to the Black Student Union...
  • Virginia school suspends an 11-year-old for one year over a leaf that wasnt marijuana

    Earlier this school year, a sixth-grader in the gifted-and-talented program at Bedford Middle School in Bedford, Virginia was suspended for one year after an assistant principal found something that looked like a marijuana leaf in his backpack. The student, the 11-year-old son of two school teachers, had to enroll in the district's alternative education program and be homeschooled. He was evaluated by a psychiatrist for substance abuse problems, and charged with marijuana possession in juvenile court. In the months since September, he's become withdrawn, depressed, and he suffers from panic attacks. He is worried his life is over, according to...
  • Not-pot leaf gets 6th-grader in big trouble (VA)

    03/16/2015 1:51:40 PM PDT · by bgill · 42 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | March 15, 2015 | Dan Casey
    Some schoolchildren claim another student bragged about having marijuana. They inform school administrators. An assistant principal finds a leaf and a lighter in the boys knapsack. The student is suspended for a year. A sheriffs deputy files marijuana possession charges in juvenile court... There was only one problem: Months after the fact, the couple learned the substance wasnt marijuana.
  • Student Union Pushes to Ban Word "Idiot" in Order to Fight "Ableism"

    03/13/2015 2:24:11 PM PDT · by rightistight · 39 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/13/15 | Aurelius
    The University of Toronto Mississauga Students Union (UTMSU) is pushing to have people never use the word "idiot" because, according to them, it promotes "ableism." According to "StopAbleism.org," ableism "are the practices and dominant attitudes in society that devalue and limit the potential of persons with disabilities." UTMSU believes that the word "idiot," even if you are calling yourself that, promotes ableism. They feel so strongly that they are now putting up posters around campus to get the word out:
  • Citing Stigma, The University Of Minnesota Removes Race Descriptions In Crime Alerts

    02/25/2015 4:16:23 PM PST · by PROCON · 67 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Feb. 25, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Facing backlash for allegedly stigmatizing minorities particularly black men the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities announced on Tuesday that it will no longer include racial descriptors in crime alerts issued to students and faculty. This change supports our public safety goals while recognizing the harm that the use of race in crime alerts causes for some members of our community, the university, which has nearly 50,000 students and is located in Minneapolis and St. Paul, said in a statement. Moving forward, the University will use descriptions only when there is sufficient detail that would reasonably help identify specific...
  • Bill Clinton gets roaring round of applause at 2015 NBA All-Star game (Cozies w/Couric)

    02/16/2015 6:03:41 AM PST · by maggief · 39 replies
    nj.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Eliot Shorr-Parks
    EXCERPT With the anthem not even halfway through, fans at Madison Square Garden erupted on Sunday night when Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, was shown on the jumbotron.