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  • Salem Radio Line-up Shifts Hugh Hewitt to Morning Drive

    02/10/2016 12:12:45 PM PST · by Cecily · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 8, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Salem Radio Network, whose parent Salem Media Group also owns Hot Air, has had perhaps the most stable national network line-up in the business — but big changes are now afoot. My friend and mentor Hugh Hewitt, who has had his national profile skyrocket during the 2016 Republican presidential primary cycle, will move from his long-ensconced position on afternoon/evening drive to mornings, giving Hugh a head start on the news cycle. Bill Bennett, who had served in two Cabinet-level positions in the Ronald Reagan administration, will move into a “host emeritus” position focusing on special interviews and in-depth analysis.
  • EXCLUSIVE: NYPD cop who retired with knee injury, $66G pension regularly runs triathlons

    02/10/2016 11:58:41 AM PST · by massmike · 25 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 02/10/2016 | GRAHAM RAYMAN, EDGAR SANDOVAL, STEPHEN REX BROWN
    Add a runner who recently competed in an Escape from Alcatraz triathlon to the rogues gallery of NYPD cops who retired on a taxpayer-funded disability pension. Rachel Niccoll, who spent 13 years on the force before retiring in 2009, receives the generous pension package that pays her $66,083 a year, plus benefits — and also regularly runs races in New York, records show. The New York City Police Pension Fund confirmed Niccoll — who worked in the 24th Precinct on the Upper West Side — received the disability pension but would not reveal the nature of her injury. Online records...
  • Cruz Mocks Fox News’ Reporting on Rubio

    02/10/2016 11:22:34 AM PST · by MLL · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    “I’m looking forward to a wall-to-wall coverage of Fox News of the impressive third-place finish, which Marco Rubio got,” Cruz said. “So, I’m sure that’s what we’ll see on every show on Fox today, the shockingly impressive third-place finish of Cruz.” Cruz went on to tout his finishes and declared himself to be the only one that could beat last night’s New Hampshire GOP primary winner Donald Trump. “Listen part of the reason – number one, we won Iowa,” he continued. “We won Iowa despite all of the predictions and we beat Donald Trump. Number two, listen, everyone said a...
  • 90-Year-Old Man Marries

    02/10/2016 10:37:59 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    Marriage approved by all relativesA 90-year-old Saudi man married a woman nearly 40 years younger than him after receiving approval from all his family members. Sheikh Mashan bin Hazib Al Hudaibi had his wedding in the Western town of Makkah and a few hours later greetings poured through social networks by his relatives and friends, according to 'Sada' newspaper. 'My grandfather decided to marry to seek happiness and ignore all those who objected to the marriage,' his grandson Mazin Farhan said. The paper said Hudaibi's new wife is 50-years of age and that a large number of his relatives...
  • Something to Think About

    02/10/2016 7:23:23 AM PST · by beachn4fun · 33 replies
    February 10, 2016 | Me
    There's been a lot of talk about whether Cruz is considered an natural born citizen, and therefore, eligible or not to run for President. There are different interpretations and I've been contemplating this issue and I want to throw this out for discussion: If two American citizens are living in, say, Germany when their child is born; does that automatically make the child a German citizen? Or are they American citizens because their parents are? Hmm... Yet, in America, when a child of two non-citizens is born in the USofA, the child is automatically considered a citizen. So, do we...
  • Mountain Dew taste has changed? Tastes like bubblegum!

    02/10/2016 5:48:01 AM PST · by wintertime · 71 replies
    wintertime
    Have other Freepers noticed a change in the taste of diet Mountain Dew? Yesterday, I bought some at my local 7-11 and noticed the change. It was so bad that I poured it out on the grass. I went to another 7-11 and bought a new diet Mountain Dew. This one was OK. This morning I opened a bottle that I bought at our local supermarket and again that same terrible bubblegum taste! Yuck! So?...Does anyone have news on whether or not the formula has changed? If it has, then I am done with Mountain Dew. It is now too...
  • Report: Jupiter man arrested for tossing gator into Wendy’s

    02/09/2016 1:52:40 PM PST · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Feb. 8, 2016
    A Jupiter man was arrested for throwing a live alligator into a Wendy’s restaurant drive-through east of Loxahatchee, according to our news partners at WPTV News Channel 5. Joshua James, 23, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, illegally killing, possessing or capturing an alligator, and second-degree larceny petit theft, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. He has not been released on bail as of Monday afternoon. WPTV reports that the incident occurred in October, but James had only been arrested recently by U.S. Marshals. Officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told WPTV that James...
  • It's "DEMOCRAT", not " DEMOCRATIC"

    02/09/2016 2:06:28 PM PST · by dmzTahoe · 62 replies
    Dmztahoe
    Why do the talking heads and all the experts on television continue to get it wrong. It is the Democrat Party, not the Democratic Party. It is the Democrat candidate, not the Democratic candidate. It is the Democrat primary, not the Democratic primary. It is the Democratic voters, not the Democratic voters. Every network and every commentator states it wrong. CNN is the worst, with their teletype continually misrepresenting. All credibility is lost, their ignorance shows. Have I reached election overload this early? Or does it bother anyone else like it bothers me?
  • Ben Carson Will Be A No-Show At His New Hampshire Primary Party

    02/09/2016 12:12:37 PM PST · by MLL · 31 replies
    Brietbart ^ | February 9, 2016 | Jordan Schachtel
    Dr. Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate, will not attend his own New Hampshire primary party on Tuesday night. Instead, he will instead ditch the Granite State for South Carolina at some point Tuesday afternoon, his campaign revealed, according to Politico. His election-night party is scheduled to take place at the Crowne Plaza Nashua in Nashua, New Hampshire.
  • Medium-Size Asteroid Strike Could [Depending on Where It Strikes] ]Unleash a Mini Ice Age

    02/09/2016 11:59:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    space.com ^ | 02/09/2016 | Mike Wall
    Bardeen and his colleagues modeled what would happen to Earth's climate if a 0.6-mile-wide (1 kilometer) space rock plowed into one of the planet's landmasses. Such an impact would probably gouge out a crater about 9 miles (15 km) wide, throw huge amounts of dust into the atmosphere and trigger large-scale fires that lofted lots of soot into the air, provided the strike didn't occur in a desert area with little vegetation, Bardeen said. The material lofted after this hypothetical asteroid strike would stay in the atmosphere for a long time — about six years in the case of dust...
  • Latest Florida Poll

    Here is the latest poll of Florida that I was referring to in an earlier thread.
  • Trump is Awesome.(vanity)

    02/09/2016 11:28:20 AM PST · by Zeneta · 144 replies
    Me | 2/09/2015 | Zeneta
    I don't know about you or any other Freepers out there but Donald Trump is the only man that can stop the Democrat Rats that have, here to for, dominated the Media. He is the only one that can eviscerate the MSM and get more attention in the process. I love it !!!!! He gets more media coverage than Hillary !!! Freaking Awesome. The media loves him and I can't get enough of his Bravado and his ascension among their ranks. Nobody can do what Trump does. He is a winner, and America needs a winner to change our course...
  • The Tennessee Waltz

    02/09/2016 10:45:36 AM PST · by Revski · 19 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 2/9/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    "Tennessee Waltz" is a country music song with lyrics by Redd Stewart and music by Pee Wee King written in 1946 and first released in January 1948. The song became a multimillion seller via a 1950 recording – as "The Tennessee Waltz" – by Patti Page. As of 1974, it was the biggest selling song ever in Japan. Mandolin and singing covered by me, o7jimmy.
  • This really getting old. (Vanity)

    02/09/2016 9:15:26 AM PST · by andy1954 · 104 replies
    Most on here know by now I am supporting Marco Rubio for the Republican nominee. In the process I am finding some rather remarkable talking points that are completely useless. 1. Voting for anyone other than Trump or Cruz will cause a permanent democratic majority. This is nonsense and anyone that has participated in this process knows it. 2. Some how Cruz can over come his 'likability' issue in the U.S. Senate and even in his home state (I am a Texan) 3. That Donald Trump really is a conservative. Nonsense. He is totally unpredictable. And really could implode in...
  • New York is falling down

    02/09/2016 7:54:17 AM PST · by don-o · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/9/16 | David Lawrence
    Tonight I walked onto the subway and saw the car was half-empty because a stinking bum was lying on a seat, and no one wanted to smell him. Rome fell. New York is falling down. It is filled with illegalities and filth as a result of the good intentions and failed ideas of liberals. Politicians pretend to want the best while they deliver the worst. De Blasio and New York City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Mark-Vivirito have decriminalized public urination and quality-of-life offenses. Are they kidding? De-civilizing a beautiful city is not a positive. It is a fall from grace. The...
  • Chrysler gear shifters confuse drivers causing crashes, injuries

    02/08/2016 5:22:46 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 155 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | AP
    Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and serious injuries, U.S. safety investigators have determined. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in documents posted during the weekend, has doubled the number of vehicles involved in an investigation of the problem, but it stopped short of seeking a recall. The agency found more than 100 crashes and over a dozen injuries, mostly in Jeep Grand Cherokees. Agency tests found that operating the centre console shift...
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Manchester, NH at the Verizon Wireless Arena (2-8-16)

    02/08/2016 4:45:30 PM PST · by Signalman · 19 replies
    RSB ^ | 2/8/2016 | RSB
    LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Manchester, NH at the Verizon Wireless Arena (2-8-16)
  • Why fuel prices will stay low for the next decade

    02/08/2016 12:22:58 PM PST · by nascarnation · 29 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 2/8/16 | Chris Bruce
    The top exec at an oil trading company thinks the era of crude trading at over $100 a barrel might never return, and the stuff could remain between $40 and $60 for as long as the next 10 years. "You have to believe that there is a possibility that you will not necessarily go back above $100, you know, ever," Ian Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Vitol Group BV, told Bloomberg. His company is the world's largest independent oil trader. Instead of any significant increase or decrease, the exec believes crude could hit $45 to $50 a barrel in the...
  • “I Will Crush Your Skull In If You Touch Me Again,” Grandma Fights Off Intruder With Staple Gun

    02/08/2016 10:15:23 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    KFOR ^ | 2/7 | K. QUERRY
    Authorities are praising a woman's quick thinking after she was attacked by an intruder. The 52-year-old woman, named Carol, told police that a man was waiting for her in her garage when she got home on Tuesday. "I said, 'What's going on? What do you need? What are you doing here?' He says, 'I have a gun, I want your purse and I mean it, I will shoot," Carol told WXIN. Carol says she told that man that he could have her purse, but then he grabbed her and pinned her against a toolbox. 'So I grabbed a staple gun...
  • Split Screen Clinton Liars In Action

    02/07/2016 8:20:21 PM PST · by Be Careful · 4 replies
    Digitas Daily ^ | 3/10/15
    Here's what the Clinton 'Like Attracts Like' looks like! Liars, both.....
  • How to post an article without the crazy special characters

    02/07/2016 10:03:55 AM PST · by Signalman · 30 replies
    dan.hersham.com ^ | 2/7/2016 | self
    Book the website located at the link. Copy the article you want to post and paste it in the top box located at the linked website. Press convert, then copy the converted text and paste it into the Free Republic "Body of Thread" box. Try it a few times. It's basically self-explanatory and very easy.
  • Freep a Poll! (who won the debate?)

    02/07/2016 6:15:24 AM PST · by dynachrome · 15 replies
    headlineoftheday.com ^ | 2-7-16 | Headline of the Day
    Who won the February 6, 2016 Republican debate? Jeb Bush Ben Carson Chris Christie Ted Cruz I don't know John Kasich Marco Rubio Donald Trump
  • China Builds Schools in Tanzania as Sino-Africa Ties Deepen

    02/06/2016 9:16:36 PM PST · by piasa · 24 replies
    Xinhua ^ | February 4, 2016
    ARUSHA, Tanzania, Feb.3 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese influence in Tanzanian soil is increasingly becoming big and bold. This can be seen after the Asian nation built two ultra-modern primary schools in Tanzania. The schools have been built in Tanzania's University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and University of Dodoma (UDOM) campuses. China built the two schools under the Sino-Africa Friendship Primary Schools Project worth 3.23 million U.S. dollars. The schools are fully furnished with all modern teaching and learning facilities, and students enrolled in those schools will have chance of learning Chinese language and culture from Standard One to Standard...
  • Auto Shop 'Cover-Up': Family Left With Thousands of Dollars in Damage After SUV Falls Off Lift

    02/06/2016 1:58:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/5 | Bigad Shaban, Kevin Nious and Jeremy Carroll
    An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals thousands of consumer complaints against auto repair shops are kept secret each year by a California agency created to protect consumers.Albert and Michelle Delao noticed some bizarre changes to their 2002 GMC Yukon after the couple hired an auto shop in San Jose to make a few repairs to the SUV. "When you turn the wheel [there were] cracking noises." Michelle Delao said. "Squeaking noises." The family would later discover that employees at their auto repair shop went to considerable lengths to hide serious damage that was done to the vehicle – more than...
  • Locals Livid as Viral Video Shows Expat Man Shoving Saudi Woman

    02/06/2016 11:24:16 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Arab News ^ | Saturday 6 February 2016 | IBRAHIM NAFFEE
    A surveillance video showing an expatriate man shoving a Saudi woman inside a supermarket has stirred a hornet’s nest. Shared on social media, the video has gone viral and viewers are demanding harsh punishment against the offender. As seen in the video, the woman was walking by an uncrowded aisle when the man, apparently unprovoked, blocked her path and pushed her down the floor. The next frame showed security men accosting the man and subduing him. A number of social network users said in comments that the incident took place in Riyadh, but Riyadh Police Department spokesman Fawaz Al-Mayman, said...
  • GPS LOS in Texas yeaterday

    02/06/2016 10:36:06 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 23 replies
    n/sa | Patriot777
    While traveling in the Dallas / Ft Worth area of Texas yesterday afternoon, we experienced a complete LOS on GPS. We had traveled to Irving to get a new bulb for our projection TV, and right afterward had the LOS that lasted well after 9 PM yesterday evening. We eventually were able to find 635 W and then find 80 and I20 E, which placed us back home around 12:30 AM. Needless to say, I was glad I never leave home without my oxygen concentrator--even on good days, but I still ended up getting sick in a gas station restroom...
  • (Vanity)So Conservatives Win the Election! What then?

    02/06/2016 10:15:07 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 24 replies
    2/6/16 | Hoagy62
    I've been up fighting a cold...you know, the kind that keeps you up and you can't get to sleep. I've been thinking about the upcoming elections and all that is at stake. It's plain to see that there are many opinions out there about what direction the country should go. Even among conservatives, there is some disagreement about the changes that must be made. Even so, I was thinking...what if the election DID go our way? What if we elected the candidate who would do what they promised and got America's government back to promoting the ideas the Founders intend...personal...
  • WWF (WWE) Wrestlefest, 1988 - Hulk Hogan vs. André the Giant in a Steel Cage

    02/06/2016 3:01:36 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1988
    Of course it's real Cage Match
  • Did anyone see the FOX graphic?

    02/05/2016 5:30:33 PM PST · by LS · 33 replies
    self | 2/6/2016 | LS
    There was a graphic on FOX, posted in Twitter, so I didn't get the context or even really understand it: It said "% of voters who initially stayed home on caucus night" or something like that. It has Trump at 24%, Cruz at something like 15%. Now, if it meant they DID stay home, it still wouldn't change the outcome (24% of 38,000 is just over 9,000 giving Trump 47,100, while Cruz at 15% of 51,750 would give him 58,600. But I don't know what they meant. Anyone catch this?
  • Photo Captures Spectacular Volcano Eruption in Japan

    02/05/2016 4:05:59 PM PST · by sushiman · 26 replies
    Fox Newss ^ | 2/5/16
    One of Japan's most active volcanos erupted spectacularly Friday evening with a fiery blast that sent lava rolling down its slope. Japan's Meteorological Agency said Sakurajima on the southern island of Kyushu erupted at around 7 p.m.
  • Oklahoma school sign warns that teacher may be armed

    02/05/2016 10:51:02 AM PST · by Teotwawki · 6 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | February 5, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    As parents dropped off their children at schools in Okay, Oklahoma this week, they were greeted by signs warning them that the staff may be armed. Certain staffers are now legally able to carry guns in Oklahoma public schools, thanks to the passing of the Special Reserve School Resource Officer Act in May. One sign reads: 'ATTENTION: Please be aware that certain staff members at Okay Public Schools can be legally armed and may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.' School officials in Okay say they decided to put up signs advertising that new right in hopes...
  • I feel the need to have a beer with the Mayor of Lajitas

    02/04/2016 6:18:19 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 28 replies
    SquirrelCutter
    It is time for me to return to Brewster County, a place I love and adore. There is a little town, right on the Rio Bravo, down in the boot heel of Texas, what we call the Big Bend. They got a beer drinking goat down there, Clay Henry, the Mayor of Lajitas, TX. It is time for us to parlay.
  • What happens if you express a negative view of Islam? Ask Tommy Robinson

    02/04/2016 4:04:22 PM PST · by wtd · 56 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04 Feb 2016 3:04PM GMT | Jamie Bartlett
    What happens if you express a negative view of Islam? Ask Tommy RobinsonThe former leader of the English Defence League is now a national pariah. Perhaps he deserves it ~ or perhaps it should worry us all A few weeks back, Tommy Robinson, former leader of the English Defence League, sent me his self-published memoirs, called Enemy of the State. The book has been largely ignored by most of the established media, although has caused a bit of a stir among counter-Jihadist groups across Europe. I'd recommend people read it, although perhaps not for the reasons Tommy would like...
  • Presidential candidate John Kasich vows to reunite Pink Floyd

    02/04/2016 2:50:27 PM PST · by wtd · 68 replies
    The Scottish Sun ^ | February 3, 2016 | By RACHEL GUY
    Presidential candidate John Kasich vows to reunite Pink FloydUS PRESIDENTIAL candidate John Kasich has a new campaign pledge up his sleeve - to reunite Pink Floyd if he is elected to the Oval Office. Republican Kasich, who is the governor of Ohio, faces competition for the spot in his party from Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. However, he is hoping that a plan to get Pink Floyd back together might give him the edge. Kasich said that seeing Pink Floyd's The Wall tour in Pittsburgh was his favourite gig of all time and praised Roger Waters as an "incredible...
  • Open letter to Free Republic

    02/04/2016 8:06:14 AM PST · by HonorInPa · 191 replies
    Self | February 4, 2016 | Self
    I’ll start off by saying, according to my profile, I’ve been a member of FR since September 2000, long enough to see the site evolve. I think the last three months have been a low point for FR with new lows being set every day. FR used to be a place for interesting, sometimes contentious, but always considerate debate about issues important to the Conservative movement. Yes, during election cycles there was some push and shove concerning favorite candidates, but mostly involving their true conservative credentials. Lately it is has become a reflection of the overall decline in civility in...
  • Illegal alien Mexicans and taxes

    02/04/2016 5:31:53 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 26 replies
    Information directly from the Illegal Alien community in the U.S. | 4 February 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    This is to inform folks. In Mexico, a man (Juan Gomez) and a woman (Maria Torres) marry. They go to the municipal office and register to marry. They are told, "Okay, you are now Juan Gomez and Maria Torres de Gomez." She is not required to change her Social Security name to show her legal married name because neither he nor she have Social Security numbers. No where are they required on documents to show their legal married names. So, whenever she chooses, she can just give her name as Maria Torres. Flash forward to the United States. Now, it's...
  • CEO who gave everyone a $70K minimum wage faces more questions (rut-roh)

    02/03/2016 8:49:57 PM PST · by ak267 · 3 replies
    hot air ^ | 2-3-2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The twisted tale of Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price continues to grow more and more convoluted as time goes by. There was a time when the public – particularly the heavily progressive, SJW segment of it – were carrying Price on their shoulders like the second coming of Jesus.
  • A Simple Guide for Buying and Carrying a Self-Defense Handgun

    02/03/2016 5:41:11 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 50 replies
    KEEP AND BEAR ARMS ^ | UNKNOWN | BRIAN PUCKETT
    You might be a woman looking for your first self-defense handgun. Or you might be a lifelong "gun person" that people come to for advice about guns. Either way this article is for you. Every day, people who have never owned any sort of gun -- perhaps have never even shot one -- decide to get a self-defense handgun. They aren't gun people, they aren't going to become gun people, they aren't going to hunt or target shoot, they aren't going to practice a lot. But they want a home-defense handgun, and they want one suitable for concealed carry if...
  • Obama: 'TV shows Should Have Some Muslim Characters That are Unrelated to National Security'

    02/03/2016 2:15:54 PM PST · by wtd · 165 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Feb. 03, 2016 4:57pm | Daniel Halper
    video: President Obama took on the role of television critic in remarks today at the Islamic Society of Baltimore."Our television shows should have some Muslim characters that are unrelated to national security," the president said at the mosque, "because -- it's not that hard to do. There was a time when there were no black people on television. And you can tell good stories while still representing the reality of our communities."
  • Planned Parenthood Staph Member of the Year

    02/03/2016 12:24:16 PM PST · by Morgana
    Destiny Herndon-DeLaRosa youtube ^ | Sep 3, 2015 | Destiny Herndon-DeLaRosa New Wave Feminist
    Planned Parenthood Staph Member of the Year (Planned Parenthood undercover tapes parody. "Staph Member") Video only on link.
  • Hillary’s Feeling the Bern—From FBI Director James Comey

    02/03/2016 9:22:46 AM PST · by Signalman · 31 replies
    edwardklein.com ^ | 2/2/2016 | Edward Klein
    Hillary Clinton is Feeling the Bern--but the real heat isn't coming from Bernie Sanders, who fought her to a humiliating dead heat in the Iowa caucuses. The Bern is coming from James Comey, the straight-arrow director of the FBI, who is leading the investigation into her email scandal. After 6 long months of investigation--hundreds of interviews, tens of thousands of documents, and untold hours retrieving deleted emails from Hillary's homebrew server--Comey and his team of more than 100 agents are finally closing in on Hillary and her closest advisers. Prosecutors at the Justice Department and managers in Hillary's presidential campaign...
  • 'An alternative exists': the US citizens who vowed to flee to Canada – and did

    02/03/2016 8:06:24 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 42 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 1, 2016 | Jordan G. Teicher
    In November 2004, David Drucker and his wife Pam were at home listening to NPR when they heard the news that would change their lives: George W Bush had been re-elected as president of the United States. Canada considers changing national anthem to include country's women Read more In the lead-up to election day, the couple had made a pact: if John Kerry won, they would build their dream house in Vermont; if he lost, they would move to Canada. A year later, they were on their way to Vancouver to start their new lives. “It’s been a little over...
  • Is the new "X-Files" for real?

    02/03/2016 6:57:37 AM PST · by pabianice · 90 replies
    pure vanity | 2/3/16
    We are three episodes into the new six episode reboot of "The X-Files," one of the past's best TV shows. At this point I have to wonder: What the Heck is going on? Mr. Duchovney's performance is so bland and so flacid that I have to wonder what is going through his mind. No energy. Reads his lines like a telephone robocall. Looks tired and bored. The plot lines are tired and the last episode featuring a "wearhuman" was so stupid and badly written I thought it was a put-on. Bad plot, bad costume, bad writing, boring and nonsensical. And...
  • Germany Unveils "Cash Controls" Push: Ban Transactions Over €5,000, €500 Euro Note (war on cash)

    02/03/2016 6:39:57 AM PST · by ak267 · 35 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2-3-16 | Tyler Durden
    It was just two days ago that Bloomberg implored officials to “bring on a cashless future” in an Op-Ed that calls notes and coins “dirty, dangerous, unwieldy, and expensive.” You probably never thought of your cash that way, but increasingly, authorities and the powers that be seem determined to lay the groundwork for the abolition of what Bloomberg calls “antiquated” physical money. We’ve documented the cash ban calls on a number of occasions including, most recently, those that emanated from DNB, Norway’s largest bank where executive Trond Bentestuen said that although “there is approximately 50 billion kroner in circulation, the...
  • "Let Freedom Ring" by Abby Anderson

    02/02/2016 8:14:39 PM PST · by pgyanke · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/2/2016 | Abby Anderson
    Let Freedom Ring by Abby AndersonAbby Anderson is an 18 year-old contemporary country singer/songwriter and native Texan. Glenn Beck first met Anderson when he attended the graduation ceremony of Pat’s school. Anderson, who is a classically trained singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist, was asked to perform at the event. While she initially had planned on singing a different song, she felt moved at the last moment to sing “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” “She just starts to play the piano. It’s one of those upright pianos. And all of a sudden this amazing song spills out of her,” Glenn explained....
  • Oil plunge knocks wind out of shariah compliant funds

    02/02/2016 7:22:42 PM PST · by wtd · 5 replies
    GulfNews ^ | January 31, 2016
    Oil plunge knocks wind out of shariah compliant funds Sales of the products fell more than 75% last year compared with 2014 London: The fall in the oil price has claimed another victim. Sharia-compliant funds have suffered their worst sales in four years as the price of oil plummets and tensions in the Middle East spook investors. Sales of the products fell more than 75 per cent last year compared with 2014. The slowdown is a big setback for the fledgling $60 billion (Dh220.38 billion) Islamic fund industry, which only began finding its feet in recent years, and raises...
  • Cobalt, Chaucer Offer 1st Lloyd’s Shariah Compliant Political Violence Cover

    02/02/2016 7:14:13 PM PST · by wtd · 1 replies
    Insurance Journal ^ | Feb. 2, 2016
    Shariah compliant jihad insurance?... Cobalt, Chaucer Offer 1st Lloyd's Shariah Compliant Political Violence CoverShariah compliant managing general agent Cobalt Underwriting has launched a new political violence product backed by Chaucer. Cobalt, the London market’s only Shariah compliant underwriting agency, will offer the product with Lloyd’s capacity provided by Syndicate 2084, the Shariah compliant component of Chaucer Syndicate 1084.
  • Just an observation.

    02/02/2016 6:04:32 PM PST · by chuckles · 20 replies
    vanity | 02/02/2016 | chuckles
    I was just listening to the news about the election results in Iowa as I was doing other work, and overheard the "Talking heads" commenting on Cruz being supported by 62% Evangelical Christians and it will be different in New Hampshire with 26% Christians. They crowed that Cruz would meet his match in secular New Hampshire and quickly fade when Cruz meets "real American voters". Within one hour, the same station reported that New Hampshire's biggest problem was overdosing on drugs like heroin. They paraded several poor souls in front of their camera telling their testimony of how drugs and...
  • A Mosque as Extremist Megaphone

    02/02/2016 4:44:31 PM PST · by wtd · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 2, 2016 7:28 p.m. ET | Steven Stalinsky
    A Mosque as Extremist MegaphoneEven in leading Islamic institutions like Al Aqsa in Jerusalem, praising Islamist radicalism is common.President Obama on Wednesday will visit a U.S. mosque for the first time in his presidency. According to the White House, during this visit he will "celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life." Over the past two years, in the president's efforts to counter violent extremism, he has emphasized the responsibility of Muslim "scholars and clerics" to help ensure that mosques are not used as a platform...
  • Plane Forced to Land After Apparent Blast Causes Hole in Aircraft

    02/02/2016 4:35:52 PM PST · by wtd · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 2, 2016, 6:36 PM ET | ABC News
    A passenger plane bound for Djibouti was forced to make an emergency landing today, minutes after taking off from Mogadishu, due to a hole opening up in the plane after an apparent explosion, according to aviation experts. On its Facebook page, Daallo Airlines, the national airline of Somalia, said in a statement that an Airbus 321 had "experienced an incident shortly after takeoff" from the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia.