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  • 'Love Is Strange' music (2:56)

    05/29/2015 6:22:46 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 21 replies
    .youtube.com ^ | .November 1956 | Mickey & Sylvia
    "Love is Strange" was a crossover hit by Mickey & Sylvia, which was released in late November 1956. The song was based on a guitar riff by Jody Williams. The song was written by Bo Diddley under the name of his wife at the time, Ethel Smith, and was recorded by Bo and Buddy Holly, among others.".....
  • Enjoy water? You’re drinking dinosaur pee

    05/29/2015 4:47:31 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 62 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 29, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    That glass of water in your hand is dinosaur pee, apparently. Not like it's unfiltered, but a science YouTube video posted this week raises the interesting tidbit that, since dinosaurs were around for 186 million years and water molecules are everlasting, it's a foregone conclusion that every drop of water on the planet passed through the prehistoric species once upon a time. "While most of the water molecules in your 8 ounce glass have never been drunk by another human, almost every single molecule has been drunk by a dinosaur," the video by CuriousMinds says. "So drink up and enjoy...
  • Dems Turning To Bernie Sanders

    05/29/2015 3:35:50 PM PDT · by Signalman · 37 replies
    dickmorris.com ^ | 5/29/2015 | Dick Morris
    As negatives pile up on Hillary’s doorstep, the Democratic left is flocking to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. According to Quinnipiac, Sanders has gone from 4% of the Democratic primary vote in April to 8% in April to 15% in their May 28 survey. While Hillary still has 57% of the primary vote (down from 60% last month), Sanders is moving up fast. The Vermont Senator is eclipsing former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, former Virginia senator Jim Webb, and former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chaffee, each of whom gets only 1% of the vote. Among self-described “very liberal Democrats,” Hillary leads...
  • Shameless Vanity. Vote in USA Today contest for my nephew

    05/29/2015 9:16:46 AM PDT · by Fizzie · 11 replies
    5/29/20`5 | me
    St. Margaret's Tartans are in the USA Today final round for best HS boys lacrosse team in the country! St. Margaret's won the Southern California title recently, which is as high as HS teams can progress. (There is no state or national championship.) Thanks to friends like you voting in the 1st two rounds, St. Margaret's finished #3 in the country in Round 2 voting, and 1st in bracket. (Bracket and popular vote weren't necessarily in synch, depending on bracket) . In the final vote, it's all popular vote, which is serious business. (Dopey way of determining the best boy's...
  • VANITY--Question About Refridgerators

    05/29/2015 6:28:50 AM PDT · by PennsylvaniaMom · 49 replies
    Vanity | 5/29/15 | PaMom
    Need some expert FReeper advice on Refridgerators... Here is my problem. Several weeks ago our whole house, central air unit broke. It's 23 years old, and had a major repair two years ago. We knew we were in borrowed time the last two summers. It's been fairly warm in SW PA, but finances don't permit us to buy a new HVAC system (and I won't finance a new system unless the furnace goes in the Fall and it is an absolute necessity). We are getting by using fans and open windows upstairs windows overnight. Now here is my Refridgerator issue,...
  • Muslim boys high school soccer team refuses to play against team with two girls

    05/28/2015 9:01:50 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 61 replies
    680News ^ | May 28 2015, | Staff
    A boys soccer team from ISNA Private Islamic High School refused to finish a game on Tuesday because two females were on the opposing team during a Brampton tournament. Robert F. Hall Catholic School, in Caledon, does not have a girls team so the two females played on the senior boys team, which was approved by the Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSAA). During halftime, the ISNA Private Islamic High School team brought the concern to the referee. Robert F. Hall Catholic School school was winning the game 3–1 at that point. Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations,...
  • oogle Intensifies Focus on Its Cardboard Virtual Reality Device

    05/28/2015 7:55:05 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 21 replies
    New Yoirk Times ^ | May 28, 2015 | CONOR DOUGHERTY
    SAN FRANCISCO — Google has seen the future, and it is littered with cardboard boxes. At its Google I/O developer conference here on Thursday, the search giant announced several programs that aim to put its virtual reality viewer, called Cardboard, at the center of a growing online world in which people can use their smartphone and YouTube to watch videos rendered in 3-D.
  • VANITY QUESTION - Need Recommendation for Bluetooth Hands Free for Using iPhone in Car

    05/28/2015 6:51:28 PM PDT · by scouter · 21 replies
    Self | 5/28/15 | Scouter
    I need some advice. I want to get "hands free" use of my iPhone in my 2003 Honda Accord. It's a 32 GB iPhone 4, NOT 4s. The car has a "cigarette lighter" power source, but DOES NOT HAVE Aux In. I'd like to hear the phone over the car's speakers (AM/FM/CD) with NO Aux In. I don't care about playing music from my iPhone. If it comes with whatever I buy, that's fine, but I really only care about using the phone hands free. I would strongly prefer a solution that does not require anyone to install anything, beyond...
  • Jack Nicklaus used the same 3-wood for all 18 major wins (37 years)

    05/28/2015 12:30:39 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 43 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 5-27-15 | Ryan Ballengee
    How often do you buy new golf clubs? Every year, three years? Would you use the same club for 37 years? No, you wouldn't, but Jack Nicklaus did and it helped him to 18 major titles. Nicklaus used a 1958 MacGregor 693 3-wood to win all of his major championships and 73 PGA Tour titles. He stopped using it in 1995. It's now on display in the new Jack Nicklaus Room at the USGA's museum at its Far Hills, N.J. headquarters. While the 3-wood is out of his bag now, he still uses what he called "small-headed" irons. Fans ask...
  • Police and Society in America

    05/28/2015 10:51:26 AM PDT · by zeugma · 16 replies
    Self ^ | 5/28/2015 | Zeugma
    I apologise in advance for vanity and that this not being as organized as it could be. For the past several days I've been adding things to this, starting with a comment I made on another thread so it's a little disjointed. We've all seen a lot of noise in the news about 'police brutality'. Some of it is legitmate, some of it is just rabble-rousing by professional agitators and racists. Many discussions have been held here on FR about the validity and lack of same on each of the various situations. I've been trying to think about what is...
  • The Business of Being Rush Limbaugh

    05/28/2015 6:08:43 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 70 replies
    Darryl Parks ^ | 5/27/15 | Darryl Parks
    After news broke about the Rush Limbaugh Show getting kicked to the curb by WRKO-AM in Boston, Nielsen radio market #10, I received about a dozen emails asking when I was going to comment. So, here goes. First, understand the “business of business is business” and the “business of money is money.” And it’s money not a station’s Nielsen ratings that will ultimately determine your success or failure as a personality. For most of us, revenue and ratings are connected. But, that’s not true for everyone. After Rush Limbaugh stepped over the line with his Sandra Fluke comments a few...
  • GOP presidential hopefuls to attend Joni Ernst’s ‘Roast and Ride’ in Iowa on June 6

    05/28/2015 6:06:50 AM PDT · by jjotto · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    The political action committee of freshman Sen. Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican, announced Monday that a handful of 2016 Republican presidential contenders are slated to attend the senator’s inaugural “Roast and Ride” event on June 6. Confirmed speakers include the following announced presidential candidates: retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Other Republicans weighing presidential bids who are also scheduled to speak include Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker... Before the roast, Ms. Ernst is going to lead...
  • I Was a Proud Non-Breeder. Then I Changed My Mind.

    05/27/2015 8:51:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 5/25 | Michelle Goldberg
    Twelve years ago, I penned an essay for a Salon series called “To Breed or Not to Breed,” about the decision to have children or not. It began this way: “When I tell people that I’m 27, happily married and that I don’t think I ever want children, they respond one of two ways. Most of the time they smile patronizingly and say, ‘You’ll change your mind.’ Sometimes they do me the favor of taking me seriously, in which case they warn, ‘You’ll regret it.’” The series inspired an anthology titled Maybe Baby. It was divided into three parts: “No...
  • I have a question for all of you...

    05/27/2015 7:17:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 65 replies
    BTLD | 5/27/15 | BTLD
    WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???
  • Police: Last remaining BBQ rib prompts fork fight

    05/27/2015 5:12:55 PM PDT · by digger48 · 36 replies
    wishtv ^ | May 27, 2015 | AP
    <p>MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Police say an Indiana woman stabbed another woman in the eye with a fork in a dispute over the last rib at a barbecue.</p> <p>The Star Press reports a 45-year-old woman was arrested Sunday night on a preliminary charge of criminal recklessness.</p>
  • Update on JRandomFreeper

    05/27/2015 4:52:20 PM PDT · by SisterK · 128 replies
    Continued prayers are needed.
  • Massive synthetic putting green opens in Port St. Lucie [Golf Ping]

    05/27/2015 4:25:07 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 2 replies
    PB Post Blog ^ | 5-26-15 | Brian Biggane
    Residents of Vitalia at Tradition in Port St. Lucie desiring to work on their short game have a remarkable new resource literally at their fingertips. The active adult community recently opened a 43,000-square-foot synthetic putting green that is believed to be the largest in the United States and possibly the world. Designed by golf course architect George Clifton, the synthetic surface is comprised of environmentally friendly, recyclable premium nylon that will never require watering, pesticides or other chemicals. The complex is large enough that it has a native area of trees and plants incorporated into its design. It is available...
  • EU countries' resistance could frustrate migrant relocation plan

    05/27/2015 12:11:47 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 5 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 27 may 15 | Adrian Croft
    A European Union plan to disperse 40,000 migrants from Italy and Greece to other member countries met with resistance on Wednesday, with Britain saying it would not participate and some eastern states calling for a voluntary scheme.
  • Deaths, gang activity surge as illegals flood border, 30,000 expected

    05/27/2015 9:15:55 AM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    wash. examiner ^ | 5/27/2015 | Paul Bedard
    A crackdown on children attempting to illegally enter the United States by Mexico and other Latin American nations has cut this year's surge to a still-high 30,000, but proponents believe that has made the situation even more desperate for kids, leading to greater crime and deaths. "Those that are fleeing and trying to get out of their countries are now using even more dangerous tactics with more criminal entities and costing them even more money to get through to safety," said Kimberly Haynes, director of children's services for Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. Baltimore-based LIRS is a key player in...
  • Nascar SCS FedEx 400 at Dover Intl Speedway Sunday, May 31 on FOX Sports 1 at 6:00 PM ET

    05/27/2015 4:33:34 AM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 43 replies
  • Texas Rising

    05/26/2015 8:00:06 PM PDT · by stuck_in_new_orleans · 50 replies
    Anyone watching the miniseries on History Channel? I missed part 1. Watching second. Not that great but I haven't changed the channel yet.
  • Vitamin Determination: An oilman becomes a health care renegade

    05/26/2015 2:58:16 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 2 replies
    Maclean's ^ | May 26, 2015 | Jane Macdougall
    Allan Markin, a retired oil patch executive and one of Alberta’s most prominent philanthropists, shines a flashlight into Jean Pronovost’s mouth. The two men are at a clinic operating out of a former Quality Inn on Calgary’s Macleod Trail that is run by Pure North S’Energy Foundation, which Markin funds. Minutes earlier Markin and Pronovost had struck up a conversation and found they both had more than a passing interest in hockey. Over the course of two decades, starting in the 1960s, Pronovost had played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Washington Capitals, and the Flames (when they were in Atlanta)...
  • Worldwide Smartphone Growth To Slow In 2015, As China Reaches Saturation

    05/26/2015 2:03:13 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 05/26/15 | Sarah Perez
    The writing has been on the wall for some time, but analysts at IDC are again confirming today that the worldwide smartphone market will continue to see its overall growth slow in 2015. The firm says that global smartphone shipments will grow just 11.3 percent this year, down from 27.6 percent the year prior. The changes are attributed, in part, to the Chinese smartphone market reaching saturation, which will make 2015 the first year that China’s smartphone growth (2.5 percent) will be slower than the worldwide market. China’s slowdown will also impact Android’s growth, IDC says, as the Google-developed mobile...
  • Scientists explain why tomato juice tastes better on a plane

    05/26/2015 1:54:32 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 52 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 26, 2015 | Postmedai Network
    Ever noticed how tomato juice tastes better on a plane? Cornell University researchers say there's a scientific reason for that. While tomato juice isn't the most popular beverage at, say, restaurants or parties, people tend to order a lot of it while flying. In 2008, German airliner Lufthansa revealed that 27% of its customers order tomato juice, but 23% of those said they never buy it on the ground. Turns out, the stuff actually tastes better in the air thanks to a combination of noise pollution and umami, a Japanese term for the sweet, savory tastes produced by amino acids....
  • Five Things To Learn from the Biker Gang Gunfight in Waco

    05/26/2015 11:21:01 AM PDT · by pabianice · 63 replies
    Gunsamerica ^ | 5/26/15 | Blannelberry
    <p>Nine people were killed and 18 people were injured Sunday in a motorcycle gang gunfight outside a restaurant in Waco, Texas.</p> <p>Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton described the incident to local media, thusly, “It is one of the most violent scenes I’ve seen in my 34 years as a police officer in Waco.”</p>
  • Vanity: Needing advice/info from FReepers who are using remote outdoor video security systems.

    05/26/2015 10:10:19 AM PDT · by Red_Devil 232 · 36 replies
    Self | 5-26-2015 | Red_Devil 232
    I am looking specifically for recommendations for wireless video systems. 4 remote cameras are about all I think I might need. But would like to be able to add more if I decide I need them. I am looking to monitor my front gate and driveway and the chain link fence line around my property of one acre. I don't want to have to power the remote cameras with power from the house or run cable type connections to the cameras or into the video system in the house. I understand the remote cameras will have to be battery powered...
  • Accepting the Reality That Hillary is Anything But Inevitable

    05/25/2015 9:45:48 PM PDT · by murron · 62 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 5-25-2015 | Nick Desai
    It's time to say out loud what we all already know. It's not Hillary. It just isn't. After the inspired and historic leadership of President Obama, we don't want his runner up from 2008. After the genuine and authentic article, we don't want the 3D printed likeness, no matter how realistic it may appear.
  • Shape the "Revolutions of Your Time"? barf alert

    05/25/2015 9:09:14 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 4 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | today | Daniel Halper
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/michelle-obama-tells-graduates-shape-revolutions_955208.html All I can say is this speech by Michelle obama is a crock of shite
  • Seven Reasons To Hope For America

    05/25/2015 5:22:38 PM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 05/25/2015 | Don Feder
    Sometimes conservatives seem to be misery junkies. It's like we get a psychic thrill from telling each other that the end of the world is at hand. Admittedly, everything isn't coming up roses. That scent in the air isn't from flowers. But there's still more cause for comfort than despair. "Let not your heart be troubled." Here are seven reasons to hope for America. 1. There's an explosion of conservative activism – According to the latest Gallup poll, 38% of Americans are self-identified conservatives, against only 24% who call themselves liberals, and 34% moderates. Even after six and a half...
  • Americans in Canada racing to give up passports

    05/25/2015 8:22:13 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 31 replies
    Yahoo Canada News ^ | April 23, 2015 | Andrew McKay
    In every U.S. election, there are always threats by Americans that they’ll flee to Canada if the candidate they hate wins. Those threats rarely come to anything. But thanks to a 2014 intergovernmental agreement committing Canada to provide the banking information of Americans living here to the IRS, there appears to be mad rush by some Americans to renounce their U.S. citizenship, and stay here - forever. According to Global News, almost four times as many U.S. citizens as normal dumped their citizenship in March. The reason is an obscure regulation that forces Americans to fill out a Foreign Bank...
  • Reagan- America Is The Last Stand On Earth

    05/25/2015 6:56:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/25/15
    Ronald Reagan tells it like it is, America is the last stand on earth. If the US is taken over then the planet is lost. A Time for Choosing speech Oct 27, 1964 excerpt
  • Marty (1953) starring Rod Steiger (debuted 62 years tonight)

    05/24/2015 7:16:57 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    youtube ^ | may 24, 1953
    Marty is a 1953 teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky. It was telecast live May 24, 1953, on The Philco Television Playhouse with Rod Steiger in the title role and Nancy Marchand, in her television debut, playing opposite him as Clara. Chayefsky's story of a decent, hard-working Bronx butcher, pining for the company of a woman in his life but despairing of ever finding true love in a relationship, was produced by Fred Coe with associate producer Gordon Duff. Was remade into a theatrical movie starring Ernest Borgnine
  • Joe Galloway Speech at the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association 2011 Convention

    05/24/2015 5:02:24 PM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    Prowler Owners Assn ^ | 2011 | Joe Galloway
    "Thanks to all of you for giving me the honor of speaking to you. I have got to tell you that looking out across this assemblage I must confess: I haven't seen this many bad boys collected in one location since the last time I visited Leavenworth Prison. When I first learned that I would be doing this gig I asked an aviator buddy of mine what else I needed to know......and he said, well, most of you would be bringing your wives along.......that half of you were so deaf that you couldn't hear a word of what I was...
  • Kermit Gosnell Speaks from Prison

    05/24/2015 1:22:29 PM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | May 22, 2015
    Ann McElhinney is one of the filmmakers at work on a movie about the case of Kermit Gosnell, who has been described as “the worst serial killer in America.” For this work, McElhinney has interviewed Gosnell, most recently in person. She talks about what that was like and what she’s learned. Kathryn Jean Lopez: How did your recent interview with Kermit Gosnell come about? How did you get in to see him in prison? Ann McElhinney: I have been interviewing Gosnell for a long time now, but always on the phone. I am writing a book about him, which is...
  • OK FReepers, it's the zombie apocalypse. What battle rifle should I buy?

    05/23/2015 9:08:42 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 141 replies
    Me | 24 May 2014 | Me
    There's probably a few threads already but I've been here 14 years and rarely post vanities. So indulge me.I've got about $1600 +/-$200 to spend. I certainly don't need to spend it all.I want a good semi-auto rifle.What to get?Currently, I have a Maverick 88 12 gauge shotgun. I have a .45 1911. I have some Smith and Wesson Glock copy in .40 cal that a buddy needed money for. I have a Ruger 10-22. I have a Winchester 30-30.I'm missing something. A semi-auto rifle.Lately, I've been a strong proponent of something in .308/7.62 NATO and leaning towards a DS...
  • The First 15 Things You Must Do Immediately After an EMP

    05/23/2015 2:14:13 PM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 38 replies
    http://thesurvivalmom.com ^ | May 23, 2015 | Lisa Bedford
    At the top of every prepperÂ’s list of nightmares is an EMP event. It ranks even higher than a power grid failure by sabotage or a coronal mass ejection. Those are almost as bad, but they would leave much of our transportation and other infrastructure intact. With an EMP, itÂ’s a different, scarier story. An EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, is a broadband burst of electromagnetic energy. This massively powerful wave has the potential to damage nearly everything electronic over hundreds of miles. The wave of electromagnetic energy would affect electric circuits throughout our transportation, energy, telecommunications, water supply, and financial...
  • Google Tone Shares Links To Computers Within Earshot Using Beeps And Boops

    05/23/2015 9:46:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 05/22/15 | Jason Cipriani
    A new Chrome extension, called Google Tone, released this week makes it possible to share a URL with another computer in the room using a series of beeps and boops. The concept is dead simple yet instantly instills a sense of disbelief. A computer making seemingly random sounds can transmit the URL for the tab I have open in Chrome across the room? Get out. Full of skepticism, I decided to put it to the test. I installed the Chrome extension on a MacBook Air and a HP laptop running Windows 10. And you know what? It works! Click on...
  • Murph: The Protector 2013 Documentary Full Movie [youtube link]

    05/23/2015 8:27:20 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 5-21-15 | Lt. Michael Murphy
    Same youtube link here
  • Islam is not a Religion

    05/22/2015 8:18:12 PM PDT · by TexasTransplant · 68 replies
    I am looking for a Youtube from a Dr that was hawking his books about ISLAM and he had a few Youtube vids that spelled out exactly what ISLAM is and the Koran is described as 3 separate Korans (only one I remember is the Medina Koran) I meant to save it and search as I may I can't find it
  • RIP Maj. Daniel J. Keating Jr. - May 22, 1968

    05/22/2015 6:46:40 PM PDT · by keat · 29 replies
    May 22, 2015 | self
    The Herald Statesman - Yonkers, NY - May 22,1968 WOUNDS KILL FATHER OF 5 IN VIETNAM MAMARONECK - Marine Maj. Daniel J. Keating Jr., 32, a career officer and the father of five young children, died Wednesday of multiple fragmentation wounds suffered in action in Vietnam. Maj. Keating, who lived at 1015 Old Post Road, died on the hospital ship Sanctuary, where he had been evacuated after being wounded several hours earlier. He had been on patrol near Camp Evans when wounded. The officer had already been issued his orders to return from Vietnam next month, according to his wife,...
  • 5/22/2015 — Whole West coast moved over 48 hours — Oregon Earthquake near Erupting Volcano

    05/22/2015 3:14:25 PM PDT · by Twotone · 53 replies
    Dutch Sinse ^ | May 22, 2015 | Michael Janitch
    Over the past 48 hours the whole of the West coast of the United States has moved on at least a 4.0 magnitude level or greater. Currently, another mid-4.0 magnitude (4.2 M) earthquake has struck the West coast, off the shores of Oregon, near the Axial undersea volcano (which is currently erupting).
  • The quirky online world of male shaving enthusiasts

    05/22/2015 11:44:57 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    National Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | David Turnbull
    Do you have an interesting, unusual passion that is almost overpowering? Is it by any chance a love of wet shaving? One wet shaving forum online has almost 65,000 members. They’ve posted 400,000 threads, and more than seven million posts. And, of course, there are tens of thousands more who are “guests” — gentlemen who browse the forum, but aren’t members and don’t post. Wet shaving forums have been around for about 10 years. What do they do? Well, they debate, inform, chat and enjoy themselves. For example, should you use distilled water, deionized water, or just plain water when...
  • Rape culture’s biggest victim may be honesty and truth

    05/22/2015 10:47:53 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 11 replies
    National Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | Barbara Kay
    Does the Guinness Book of World Records have a category for persistence in carrying a mattress around a university campus? If they did, Emma Sulkowicz, who has just graduated from New York’s Columbia University, would doubtless be the record holder. Whether she deserves praise for it or not is another issue. Sulkowicz carried the mattress – she called it an art project — to shame Columbia University for its alleged failure to properly address her claim that she was the victim of a sexual assault, and to raise awareness for the alleged scourge of sexual assault on campuses everywhere.
  • Vanity: Told the GOP Where They Could Stick Their 'Survey'

    05/22/2015 10:24:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 49 replies
    The GOP Recently sent me a Congressional District Survey. The Villain Reince Priebus then asked for my money at the end. I told him where he could shove his 'request'
  • Shattuck: Marty Walsh, IndyCar dare us to think fast

    05/22/2015 9:51:18 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 1 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 05-22-15 | Tom Shattuck
    In 2009, the eulogy for the Boston driver rang out over City Hall Plaza. “The car is no longer king in Boston” decreed Mayor Thomas M. Menino. And with that was born an Emerald Necklace of biking and pedestrian accommodations that suffocated every major travel route in the Hub. Travel went from slowish to stoppish. Though Logan International Airport is 2.5 miles from downtown, there are days when it is quicker to get to Worcester. The Big Dig was supposed to make this better. It didn’t. Ponytailed boomers and dandified greenies preen openly, sheathed in exhibitionist spandex, as they cycle...
  • Why Evan Sayet's Conservative Comedy Tour is Significant

    05/22/2015 6:33:33 AM PDT · by cob201 · 24 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 5/20/15 | Dan Joseph
    This week, Late Show host David Letterman retired. Letterman was a funny guy. But he was also an unabashed liberal who often ferociously attacked his conservative guests while gushing over prominent liberal politicians and media figures. Of course, it’s been obvious for quite some time that comedy—whether on television, in film or in the stand-up world—is dominated by liberal voices. But, conservative comedian Evan Sayet is about to change that. Sayet is a pioneer of conservative stand-up comedy and he’s about to bring his no-holds-barred brand of humor to venues across the country. The tour opens on May 27th in...
  • Eric Clapton's half-brother lives in poverty in Vancouver, but bears rock star no ill will

    05/21/2015 8:10:15 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 21, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Despite a sensational Daily Mail report that multi-millionaire rock star Eric Clapton lets his Canadian brother live in "sub-Dickensian squalor," Fast Eddie Fryer says he's doing all right and bears no ill-will towards his famous sibling. "This writer came in and did a character assassination on the place where I live," Fryer told Vancouver's The Province, referring to the Downtown Eastside rooming house he calls home. It may be Canada's poorest neighbourhood, but Fryer -- who has late-stage cirrhosis of the liver -- says it's a good place for him to be. "Granted it is not the Hilton," Fryer said....
  • Astronomer Royal Martin Rees: How soon will robots take over the world?

    05/21/2015 5:43:35 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 62 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | May 21. 2015 | By Martin Rees
    An explosion in artificial intelligence has sent us hurtling towards a post-human future, warns Martin Rees
  • 55-57 Chevy Bel Air (a short break from all the other BS)

    05/21/2015 4:20:40 PM PDT · by ETL · 88 replies
    numerous sources | May 21, 2015 | self
    1) 1955 Chevy 2) 1956 Chevy 3) 1957 Chevy 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) 17) 18) 19) 20) 21) 22) 23) 24) 25) 26) This through 42 are 56s, inc a few pickup trucks and a B/W Nomad... 27) 28) 29) 30) 31) 32) 33) 34) 35) 36) 37) 38) 39) 40) 41) 56 Nomad 42) 43) 57 Sedan Delivery (differs from Nomad--rear window filled in, etc) 44) 45) 46) 57 Nomad 47) 48) 49) 55 Nomad 50) 51) 52) 53) 54) 55) 56) 57) 58) 59)
  • Jeb Bush slams U.S. president for poor relations with Canada

    05/21/2015 11:45:59 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    National Post ^ | May 21, 2015 | Ed O'Keefe
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Twice during a Wednesday appearance in this coastal city close to Canada, Jeb Bush suggested that the U.S. relationship with its northern neighbour is in need of serious repair. Speaking broadly about the need to remake U.S. foreign policy once President Barack Obama leaves office, the presumed Republican presidential candidate told a crowd of about 60 voters that he would seek to restore relations with allies around the globe. “It means stop insulting our neighbour to the north. It’s hard to imagine how we could have a bad relationship with Canada, but under this administration we’ve managed...