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  • Wichita Gas-Station Fight: No Hate Crime

    04/29/2016 12:32:38 PM PDT · by lacrew · 3 replies
    KNSS Radio ^ | April 19, 2016 | Ted Woodward
    WICHITA - An investigation has wrapped up, after two Wichita State University students said they were the target of racial slurs; it happened last month at a gas station in northeast Wichita at 21st & Oliver. They said a man on a motorcycle started yelling at them, and was shouting "Trump!". The investigation included video footage of the fight between two men. Wichita police detectives presented the case to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office; the office did not find sufficient evidence to support any felony or hate-crime charges in district court. The case was also presented to the City...
  • Japan's corpse hotels upset some of the neighbors

    04/29/2016 10:03:36 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 11 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | April 29, 2016 | Teppei Kasai, Tim Kelly
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Tucked away in a quiet residential street in Kawasaki city in Japan is a refurbished workshop with a plain silver exterior and black draped windows that residents describe as creepy. The business inside, Sousou, is one of Japan's latest so-called corpse hotels, a camouflaged morgue used to store some of Japan's mounting pile of bodies waiting for a spot in one of the nation's overworked crematoriums. “Crematories need to be built, but there isn’t any space to do so and that is creating funeral refugees," said Hisao Takegishi, who opened the business in 2014. At a daily...
  • Construction workers unearth over half a tonne of Roman coins in Spain

    04/29/2016 7:42:11 AM PDT · by wtd · 73 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 29 April 2016 | Keely Lockhart
    Construction workers unearth over half a tonne of Roman coins in Spain Workers laying pipes in a park in Seville have unearthed a 600-kilogram trove of Roman coins in what culture officials say is a unique historic discovery.
  • Hanging with Protesters at Donald Trump's OC Fairgrounds Rally

    04/29/2016 7:25:45 AM PDT · by Pelham · 29 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | Friday, April 29, 2016 | By Gabriel San Roman
    Donald Trump, the orange spray-tanned Republican presidential candidate, kicked off his California primary campaign yesterday at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Costa Mesa's Pacific Amphitheater seemed like the perfect venue in a county that's right-wing as hell, no? The city, no stranger to anti-immigrant policy at the local level, had to be a good fit for Trump's "build that wall," Mexi-hating mantra, right? Wrong! Waves of protests rolled out the unwelcome mat for the Donald blocking freeway entrances, taking over an intersection, vandalizing property all while bumping YG and Nipsey Hussle's "FDT (F### Donald Trump)" throughout the day. At the onset,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Fermi's Gamma-ray Moon

    04/29/2016 5:07:09 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    NASA ^ | Friday, April 29, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: If you could only see gamma-rays, photons with up to a billion or more times the energy of visible light, the Moon would be brighter than the Sun! That startling notion underlies this novel image of the Moon, based on data collected by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope's Large Area Telescope (LAT) instrument during its first seven years of operation (2008-2015). Fermi's gamma-ray vision doesn't distinguish details on the lunar surface, but a gamma-ray glow consistent with the Moon's size and position is clearly found at the center of the false color map. The brightest pixels correspond to the...
  • Bond between man and dog is closer than you thought — how canines hearts are in sync with ours

    04/28/2016 7:28:11 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 51 replies
    News Corp Australia Network ^ | April 27, 2016 | Sue Dunlevy
    THE bond between man and dog is so close their hearts actually beat in sync when they are together an astounding new study shows. The heart rates of owners and their dogs become lower when they are in close proximity an experiment that saw heart monitors strapped to dogs and their owners found. The discovery shows dogs have a fundamental role to play in lowering stress says sports scientist Dr Craig Duncan. And canine scientist Mia Cobb says owning a dog can do more than just lower your heart rate. They even recover more quickly from a heart attack, she...
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Costa Mesa, CA (4-28-16)

    04/28/2016 7:19:31 PM PDT · by Pelham · 62 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/28/2016 | Right Side Broadcasting
    Live stream of the Trump rally, Costa Mesa CA 4-28 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBsIB5ORy9g
  • I promised to eat my column if Trump was nominated. What goes well with newsprint?

    04/28/2016 4:00:55 PM PDT · by Signalman · 71 replies
    wapo ^ | 3/25/2016 | Dana Millbank
    Six months ago, I made a reckless vow. With Donald Trump dominating in polls, I said I’d eat a column — 18 column inches of toxic newsprint, wood-pulp, ink and all — if Trump won the Republican presidential nomination. My rationale: “Americans are better than Trump,” and Republican primary voters wouldn’t nominate “a candidate who expresses the bigotry and misogyny that Trump has.” his prediction still looks viable. More than 60 percent of Republican primary voters have rejected Trump so far, and there’s a decent chance Republicans can at least force the nationalist demagogue into a contested convention. They know...
  • Protestors go crazy during The Triggering event at UMass

    04/28/2016 2:32:22 PM PDT · by Pelham · 42 replies
    You Tube ^ | 4/26/2016 | Campus Reform
    videoSocial Justice Warrior entertainment cruel commentary by neanderthal misogynists
  • Still Report #823 - TNALC Analysis - Cruz is a Man Without a Country

    04/28/2016 1:41:33 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 34 replies
    Still Reporting on Politics ^ | Apr 27, 2016 | Bill Still
    [Snip] Two weeks ago, the North American Law Center warned Ted Cruz to step out of the presidential primary race or they would be forced to release damaging information on his citizenship status. He didn’t, so late yesterday, they did. Fortunately, it is not a lengthy analysis, nor is it complex. The only two official documents that Senator Cruz has not sealed – that is hidden from public view – are: 1. His Canadian Birth Certificate Here is the actual document. This shows he in a natural born citizen of Canada, born on Dec. 22, 1970. 2. His Renunciation of...
  • Bizarre fourth state of water discovered

    04/28/2016 6:22:09 AM PDT · by Hostage · 56 replies
    gizmag ^ | April 26, 2016 | Michael Franco
    You already know that water can have three states of matter: solid, liquid and gas. But scientists at the Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL) have discovered that when it's put under extreme pressure in small spaces, the life-giving liquid can exhibit a strange fourth state known as tunneling. The water under question was found in super-small six-sided channels in the mineral beryl, which forms the basis for the gems aquamarine and emerald. The channels measure only about five atoms across and function basically as cages that can each trap one water molecule. What the researchers found was that in this...
  • Mom Cries On Dock As Cruise Ship Leaves With Her Kids Still On Board

    04/28/2016 3:15:03 AM PDT · by raybbr · 50 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 4/27/2016 | N/A
    A desperate mom was filmed as she dropped to her knees when a cruise ship left her and her husband behind while their three children were on board. The incident, which occurred on April 21, was caught on camera by passengers on board the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship in the Bahamas. The 4,000-passenger ship was dockside preparing to depart for New York when the woman’s husband noticed she was missing. He was driven away in a buggy to look for her, leaving their three children on board. Minutes later, the ship’s horn blew as it sailed off. The couple tried...
  • Dog dies from exhaustion after rescuing seven people from earthquake

    04/28/2016 12:07:31 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 4 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 4/26/2016 | Adam Boult
    A four-year-old white Labrador called Dayko has been hailed as a hero after rescuing seven people from the aftermath of the Ecuador earthquake - before dying from exhaustion.
  • Trial begins for man accused of strangling unidentified woman and setting her on fire

    04/27/2016 10:50:06 PM PDT · by Pelham · 7 replies
    OC Register ^ | SEAN EMERY
    SANTA ANA – A woman whose badly burned body was found abandoned in an Irvine parking lot nearly seven years ago has never been identified – but the trial for a Santa Ana man accused of strangling her and setting her aflame began Wednesday. Zenaido Baldivia-Guzman, 30, is one of two brothers accused of murdering the woman after kidnapping her from the streets of Santa Ana on Sept. 4, 2009, and leaving her body to be discovered the next morning in an industrial park near Alton Parkway. With no identification of the body and no witnesses, Irvine investigators were initially...
  • The controversy behind the Chile-Argentina tunnel

    04/27/2016 7:16:45 PM PDT · by fella
    Sacyr Vallehermoso, a Madrid based Spanish construction firm, has expressed interest to lead the construction of the Agua Negra tunnel, a project that aims to build a highway that crosses over the Chile-Argentina border, connecting the San Juan province in Argentina to Coquimbo in Chile. The project’s high profile comes from its ambitiousness. The tunnel in question is planned to go for nearly 8.6 miles and will be built in complicated conditions under the Andean mountains. It comes as part of a Mercosur integration process, and will be part of the highway that traverses the continent, from Coquimbo in Chile...
  • Vanity: Where does this map go wrong?

    04/27/2016 12:48:30 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 51 replies
    OK, where's the weak link in this map/scenario? Is it Ohio? Nevada? This conservatively gives the beast NY, IA, and PA and Trump can still prevail.
  • Abortion, the Death Penalty and the Gun-grabbers

    04/27/2016 8:47:16 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 16 replies
    4/27/16 | Originalbuckeye
    I have noticed that pro-life people are frequently asked why they believe in the death penalty, but not abortion. That answer is simple. There is a vast difference between the pure life of the unborn and a criminal who has evilly taken someone else's life. And those Leftists, who believe in the 'Death with Dignity' meme, rail against those of us who believe in the 2nd Amendment.
  • 120 Arrested In Bronx Gang Takedown; Largest In NYC History

    04/27/2016 8:13:26 AM PDT · by sheworelemon · 20 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Andrea Grymes
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — More than a hundred people have been arrested in the Bronx in what authorities are calling the largest gang takedown in New York City history. Authorities are expected to announce charges Wednesday against 120 alleged members and associates of two rival street gangs.
  • After tense day, Anaheim shelves anti-Donald Trump resolution; five hit in pepper spray clash

    04/27/2016 8:08:43 AM PDT · by Pelham · 27 replies
    OC Register ^ | April 26, 2016 | Pimentel, staff
    ANAHEIM - Anger filled the air in and outside Anaheim City Hall on Tuesday night as the council considered, but took no action, on a resolution denouncing "divisive rhetoric" by Donald Trump. Supporters and opponents of Trump rallied outside, where there was a pepper-spray altercation, and later filled the City Council chamber to speak about the Republican presidential candidate. After more than 5 hours of public comment and debate, the council voted 3-2 to take no action on whether to denounce the remarks by Trump and his comments on women, Latinos, Muslims, veterans, immigrants and refugees. Mayor Tom Tait was...
  • Great Big Story app & website

    04/26/2016 5:44:13 PM PDT · by ctdonath2
    Great Big Story | 4/26/16 | Self with Great Big Story
    CNN's Great Big Story iPhone app and website relaunched today - check it out for fun & uplifting video stories 2-3 minutes long, about 3 released daily.
  • Trump to celebrities threatening to immigrate to Canada: "That would be a great thing"

    04/26/2016 2:22:21 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 26, 2016 | Canadian Press
    WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump has a message for some of the celebrities musing about leaving for Canada if he's elected president: Don't let the door hit you on the way out. The billionaire candidate expressed delight Tuesday when asked about the phenomenon of famous Americans talking about becoming political exiles if he's elected. He said he'd be glad to make it a reality. "Well, now I have to get elected," Trump told the morning show Fox and Friends. "I'll be doing a great service to our country. I have to (win). Now, it's much more important. In fact, I'll immediately...
  • The Death of Free Speech: The West Veils Itself

    04/26/2016 7:29:42 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 3 replies
    counter jihad report ^ | 04/26/2016 | Gatestone Institute, by Giulio Meotti
    ◾The West has capitulated on freedom of expression. Nobody in the West launched the motto “Je Suis Avijit Roy,” the name of the first of the several bloggers butchered, flogged or jailed last year for criticizing Islam. ◾Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, sided with the Turks. She condemned the German comedian’s poem, called it a “deliberate insult,” then approved the filing of criminal charges against him for insulting the Turkish president. ◾The West is veiling its freedom of speech in the confrontation with the Islamic world: this is the story of Salman Rushdie, of the Danish cartoons, of Theo van Gogh,...
  • Ohio massacre victims linked to cockfighting operation

    04/26/2016 6:01:00 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 22 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 04/26/2016 | Associated Press
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — As the investigation into the killings of eight family members in rural Ohio entered its fifth day, more details slowly trickled out. Pike County Prosecutor Rob Junk told the Columbus Dispatch Monday that the marijuana operations discovered at three of the four crime scenes included a grow-house sheltering hundreds of plants. The youngest victim, Christopher Rhoden Jr., was a 16-year-old freshman at Piketon High School. “He was the first one that if he thought that someone wasn’t being treated fairly or felt like someone wasn’t being treated appropriately, he would speak up about it,” Burkitt said. The...
  • Islamisation is banned by the constitution in Hungary

    04/26/2016 5:05:28 AM PDT · by wtd · 10 replies
    Website of the Hungarian Government ^ | April 25, 2016 | PM Victor Orbán
    Islamisation is banned by the constitution in HungaryApril 25, 2016 7:27 PM At a ceremony on the fifth anniversary of the promulgation of the Fundamental Law, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated that Islamisation is banned by the constitution in Hungary. The Hungarian government cannot support any mass migration movements which could lead to results conflicting with the National Avowal contained within the Fundamental Law. “Neither the legislature nor the government of the day may pursue such a policy within constitutional boundaries”, he said. He said that in drafting the “Schengen 2.0” action plan, the Hungarian government is fulfilling its constitutional...
  • The Secret History of Tiger Woods

    04/25/2016 6:38:06 AM PDT · by Baynative · 55 replies
    ESPN.go ^ | April 2016 | Wright Thompson
    Docking in a luxury marina is about the only place to catch a random glimpse of Tiger, who moves through the world in a cocoon of his own creation. When he bought his plane, he blocked the tail number from tracking websites: It ends in QS, the standard code for NetJets. Many athletes, by contrast, have some sort of vanity registration, and some even have custom paint jobs; Michael Jordan's plane is detailed in North Carolina blue, and his tail number is N236MJ -- the "6" is for his titles. Jack Nicklaus flies around in N1JN nicknamed Air Bear. Sitting...
  • Cord cutters getting the axe?

    04/24/2016 5:00:48 PM PDT · by Macoozie · 28 replies
    techspot.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Shawn Kinight
    ISPs, who once fed us lines about excessive bandwidth usage and network congestion in order to upsell people on higher-tier “business class” Internet packages, are now essentially using the same tactics to punish cord-cutters, many of which were likely former cable subscribers.
  • Man Slits Own Throat as Sacrifice to Kali

    04/23/2016 6:27:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Times of India ^ | Apr 24, 2016
    A 22-year-old man tried to commit suicide by slitting his throat at a temple in northwest Delhi's Bharat Nagar on Saturday morning. Police said the man, Shankar Chaudhary, claimed to have been directed by Goddess Kali to make the "sacrifice". Chaudhary, who belongs to Bihar's Gaya district, is a labourer. According to the police, the incident took place around 9.30am, when the temple was packed. The man was immediately taken to a hospital and was said to be out of danger by late evening. "Eyewitnesses said Chaudhary had a coconut in one hand and a knife in the other. He...
  • Why the North Carolina Transgender law is Counterproductive

    04/23/2016 1:09:33 PM PDT · by minimum12 · 48 replies
    All it does is force trans men and women to use bathrooms based on the sex that they were born in, considering that many trans men and women simply look like regular men and women, it does the opposite of the intended effect. It gives the pretext for straight perverted men to pretend to be transgender to enter women's bathrooms while dressing normally. They don't even need to wear a dress to enter the bathroom, they can just look like normal straight men and enter (because many trans men simply look like men) do you realize how ridiculous this law...
  • The 2nd Amendment if Hillary Clinton is elected

    04/23/2016 10:52:10 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 17 replies
    April 22, 2016
    The Supreme Court Very interesting, but scary, view. A number of republican voters have threatened that they won't vote for the GOP candidate this November if the eventual nominee was not their personal choice in the primaries. I just want to put something into perspective: · Justice Scalia's seat is vacant. · Ginsberg is 82 years old, · Kennedy is 79, · Breyer is 77, and · Thomas is 67. Nowadays, the data shows that the average age of a Supreme Court retirement or death occurs after the age of 75. There are 5 vacancies that will likely come up...
  • Question

    04/22/2016 10:40:39 PM PDT · by smalltownslick · 15 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 04-23-16 | Vanity
    Not sure how this will turn out. This was something I saw earlier today that I thought was important. When I went back through threads, I couldn't find it. When I searched online and found this image, it said Free Republic had removed it. What I need to know is - was it removed because it was proven false, or because it was a Getty image or some other copyright issue? Very important to know. Thank you.
  • Microsoft builds new AI bot to ignore Hitler ("Tay 2.0" Completely Lobotomized)

    04/22/2016 7:51:39 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 24 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 4-14-2016 | Hope King
    Microsoft is trying to avoid another PR disaster with its new AI bot. The company's latest program can describe what it "sees" in photos. "CaptionBot," as it's called, does a pretty decent job at describing simple everyday scenes, such as a person sitting on a couch, a cat lounging around, or a busy restaurant. But it seems to be programmed to ignore pictures of Nazi symbolism or its leader. CNNMoney gave CaptionBot several photos of Adolf Hitler and variations of the swastika to analyze, and it often came back with "I really can't describe the picture" and a confused emoji....
  • Uss Sunfish (SSN 649)

    04/22/2016 6:35:26 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 17 replies
    www.wow.com ^ | 1/21/2016 | wikipedia
    1969–1974 Sunfish spent the period from April to August 1969 undergoing shakedown and in various exercises such as torpedo firing, sound trials, control drills, and casualty drills. A short dependents' cruise in late August 1969 was followed by post-shakedown repairs and alterations at Groton, Connecticut. The last two weeks of 1969 were devoted to a leave and recreation period for the crew.......
  • Trump vs. 'Conman' Reagan

    04/22/2016 9:16:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    When Donald Trump’s political credentials as a Republican and/or conservative are challenged, he likes to remind people that Ronald Reagan was a Democrat once and managed to evolve over time. Except that Reagan’s conversion was real and he had two terms as governor of California to prove his bona fides before he ran for president as a conservative Republican. As Reagan campaign manager Stu Spencer and speechwriter Ken Khachiagin note in a Real Clear Politics piece: Yes, Ronald Reagan migrated from being a liberal Democrat to the gold standard for conservative Republicans. But Reagan’s views evolved over four decades’ worth...
  • What's the status of Donald Trump's campaign promises?

    04/22/2016 8:30:37 AM PDT · by Kegger · 86 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 22, 2016, | REENA FLORES
    Like anyone who has ever decided to run for president, Donald Trump is a man who makes promises. Some are bold and stunning: he'll build a 50-foot high wall along the United States' southern border -- and he'll get Mexico to pay for it! If he wins the presidency, in his first term, he'll knock out Obamacare, Common Core, the Environmental Protection Agency, and defund Planned Parenthood! He'll even force cookie company Nabisco to make its Oreos in America again! It's hard to predict whether he will be able to deliver on those pledges after the election. But it might...
  • Secretive Group of Hollywood Conservatives Suddenly Dissolves

    04/22/2016 7:49:56 AM PDT · by sheworelemon · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Rory Carroll
    The Friends of Abe has acted as a clandestine club for Hollywood conservatives for more than a decade, hosting secret events where they could vent rightwing views and hear speeches from visiting Tea Party luminaries. But on Thursday the organisation – which counts Jon Voight, Jerry Bruckheimer and Kelsey Grammer among its 1,500 members – made an abrupt announcement: it was dissolving.
  • The incredible shallowness of Ted Cruz’s say-anything presidential campaign

    04/22/2016 3:43:54 AM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 175 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 4/22./16 | Micheal Lidenberger
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is a machine with a broken off switch, and it’s America’s terrible, rotten, no-good luck to have to watch it play on until its batteries die. His is a shallow campaign, energetically devoted to winning votes on the cheap. He continues to ask the very least of the same America he wants to lead. This morning he blasted Donald Trump for being soft on the bathroom issue. “Gosh, he thought that men should be able to go into the girls’ bathroom if they want to,” he told a crowd hundreds strong in Frederick, Md., reports...
  • Islamic Cleric: Who Needs Medicine When You Have The Prophet’s Advice to Drink Camel Urine Instead

    04/21/2016 12:25:46 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 25 replies
    Video only
  • Is the $400 billion F-35's 'brain' broken?

    04/21/2016 12:21:19 PM PDT · by don-o · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | April 21, 2016 | By Zachary Cohen
    (CNN)Almost 2,500 of the world's most advanced warplanes, with a total price tag of $400 billion, and they may not have a "brain" in the bunch? That's the fear of federal watchdogs who say problems with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's complex logistics software system could lead to a grounding of the entire fleet, not to mention future cost increases and schedule delays. Documenting risks to the F-35's Autonomic Logistics Information System, which Department of Defense officials have described as the "brains" of the fifth-generation fighter, an April 14 Government Accountability Office report says a failure "could take the entire...
  • McDonald’s customer charged with ROBBERY for putting soda in a water cup

    04/21/2016 10:30:13 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 45 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | April 21, 2016 | Chris Summers
    A McDonald’s customer has been charged with robbery after he emptied a cup of water and filled it up with soda from a machine in a restaurant in Arkansas. Cody Morris, 18, and two pals went to a drive-thru in Springdale and and asked for large cups of water. But they then parked their car and dumped their cups before filling them up with soda. [snip] But Morris reversed his car and drove off, allegedly hitting the manager as he made his getaway. Police arrested Morris at a nearby bowling alley. It is unclear if he will face any charges...
  • History Doesn't Repeat... But it Can Rhyme

    04/21/2016 7:30:47 AM PDT · by pgyanke · 11 replies
    Vanity ^ | 4/21/2016 | pgyanke
    I’m going to take a moment to remind everyone of the recall election of Gov Gray Davis in CA... There was a principled conservative ready to take the reins of government with a statewide base of support. His name was Tom McLintock. The GOPe said that he couldn’t win statewide and Dem Lt Gov Bustamante would win if Tom was the candidate. They recruited Arnold SchwarzenKennedy for his star power. The actual election returns had Bustamante come in third behind Arnold and Tom. The principled conservative would have won... but he was undermined by the bright, shiny thing dangled by...
  • Candle Company Creates Hills Snack Bar Scent, Entire Mid-Atlantic Freaks Out

    04/21/2016 4:39:35 AM PDT · by Gennie · 10 replies
    Consumerist ^ | April 14, 2016 | Laura Northrup
    If you lived in parts of the Mid-Atlantic, South, or Midwest in the ’80s or ’90s, you were probably familiar with the discount department store chain Hills. (If you aren’t from that area, when you read this story, substitute your favorite now-defunct local or regional department or discount store for Hills.) This week, a local YouTube channel and a candle company teamed up to create a scented candle, and created a frenzy. Hills stores had snack bars in the lobby, which were nothing unique: popcorn, fossilized hot dogs, soda, and Icees were all available. The stores also had housewares, clothes,...
  • Jack Hylton & His Orchestra "I'll Say To You" HMV B5407 (1928)

    04/20/2016 7:41:41 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1928 | Chick Endor
    Jack Hylton & His Orchestra "I'll Say To You" HMV B5407 (1928)
  • Trump or Cruz doesn't really matter (Vanity)

    04/20/2016 4:27:42 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 27 replies
    I read another vanity post, so please forgive me for cluttering up FR with my own. But I would like to give my two cents on why nothing really matters in this primary. The root problem is the republicans do nothing to stop the fundamental transformation of the electorate that favors the democratic party. The Dems are aggressively expanding their pool of likely voters. And for the last few decades, up to the present day, the republicans say next to nothing about it. Now the way things are, how can you change things the way Reagan did? How can you...
  • Ex-Abortion Clinic Director Now Pro-Life Activist to Speak at Georgetown U.....

    04/20/2016 11:42:02 AM PDT · by don-o · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | April 13, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    A pro-life student group at Georgetown University has invited a former Planned Parenthood clinic manager turned pro-life activist to speak on campus the very same day that Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards is scheduled to speak at the nation's oldest Catholic school. Although abortion directly conflicts with Catholic teachings, the Georgetown student-run organization The Lecture Fund announced last month that Richards, the head of the United States' largest abortion business, is going to speak at the Washington D.C. campus next week. Following the announcement of Richards' April 20 visit, the student group Georgetown Right to Life felt the need to...
  • NY primary Kasich results [vanity]

    04/20/2016 7:34:33 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 26 replies
    None ^ | 4/20/2016 | Self
    Question for discussion as a thought exercise. Kasich was already eleminated from the 1,237 delegates needed for a first round nomination. Most voters already knew this. So why did 25% of NY vote for him?
  • Brokerage mistakenly transferred shares...legal recourse?

    04/19/2016 4:00:30 PM PDT · by Homer1 · 56 replies
    https://www.google.com ^ | 04/20/2016 | Vanity
    I have a brokerage account. A person with the same name as me passed away and the broker transferred all of my shares to his heirs. What legal actions can I take? What rights do I have? Anybody in the financial industry that can weigh in...it would be appreciated. Thanks
  • Anyone hear Cruz interview on Sean Hannity Radio today?(Vanity)

    04/19/2016 2:53:35 PM PDT · by georgiegirl · 107 replies
    Sean Hannity Radio Show | 4/19/2016 | georgiegirl
    My husband heard the exchange between Sean and Cruz during Hannity Radio show today. I happened to miss it. He said it was quite bizarre, with Cruz being very rude to Sean. Cruz was extremely irritated by Sean's questioning of the delegate fiasco. Cruz sounded like a robot. Anyone else hear the interview?
  • Apple Watch

    04/19/2016 1:51:16 PM PDT · by Hildy · 12 replies
    Thinking of getting one. Is it worth it? Experiences?
  • PERSONAL COMPUTERS; CD-ROM for the Common Man [1989!]

    04/19/2016 1:26:22 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 80 replies
    ny times ^ | November 28, 1989 | PETER H. LEWIS
    THE Headstart Technologies Company of Great Neck, L.I., has introduced two new personal computers equipped with CD-ROM drives, becoming the first maker of personal computers to offer low-cost CD-ROM technology to the home, education and small-business markets... CD-ROM stands for compact disk read only memory, a laser-based system of storing and replaying large amounts of text, graphics or sound on a single five-inch platter. For example, one CD-ROM disk can hold the entire contents of an encyclopedia, or a shelf's worth of other reference books. For $2,999, Headstart is offering the Headstart III-CD, which differs from the LX-CD in that...
  • The Most Important Primary Is ... Wait, Indiana?

    04/19/2016 12:37:59 PM PDT · by Kegger · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 18, 2016 | Nate Cohn
    It may be Indiana or bust for Donald Trump. If the polls are right, he will dominate in New York on Tuesday and in the coming races across the Eastern Seaboard. He could win nearly all of the delegates at stake — keeping him on a narrow path toward the Republican nomination. That would set him up for what will probably be the most important test of the race: Indiana on May 3.