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  • Discovery at the Bottom of a Murky Lake Unravels a Mystery That’s Been Haunting Tiny Town

    10/24/2014 11:23:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | october 23, 2014 | dave urbanski
    It was 1970 and the night of a football game. Jimmy Allen Williams was 16, and he was probably on top of the world. Just six days earlier, he got himself a blue 1969 Camaro with a white top, considered a primo muscle car back then. And what better way to help break in his new wheels than by taking a drive with a couple of friends? So 18-year-olds Leah Gail Johnson and Thomas Michael Rios — fellow residents with Williams of Sayre, Oklahoma — piled into the sports car and the trio were supposedly headed for the game. They were never...
  • Michael Gambon gets to grips with a gun as filming on Dad's Army movie begins

    10/24/2014 5:16:48 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 15 replies
    express ^ | 10-21-14 | Kirsty McCormack
    Michael Gambon shooting the new Dad's Army film yesterday[FLYNET]Stars of the film adaptation, including Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison and Daniel Mays were all spotted in Bridlington today as they shot some outdoor scenes.Michael, 74, is taking on the role of Godfrey from Arnold Ridley - who was 72 when he first played the character back in 1971.The actor was seen brandishing a gun and wearing a floral garland as he stood in the English countryside.Also dressed in their Home Guard uniforms was 28-year-old Blake and Daniel, 36, who will be portraying Pike and Walker.The Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison was also...
  • Deer runs through Days Inn Penn State lobby [video]

    10/24/2014 3:43:51 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 26 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 10-24-14 | n/a
    The Days Inn Penn State had an unexpected late check-in early Friday morning. A deer found its way into the downtown State College hotel by entering through the automatic doors by the lobby off South Pugh Street, police said. According to State College police, at about 3:45 a.m., the deer entered the building and became trapped in the bathroom hallway of the adjoining Mad Mex restaurant. Surveillance video showed the deer sprinting past the check-in counter as an employee watched. Pennsylvania Game Commission officers were called to handle the animal, police said. After attempting to tranquilize the deer but failing,...
  • Vanity: Nina Pham has photo op with the President...and it was staged from the get go.

    10/24/2014 1:51:30 PM PDT · by DAC21 · 27 replies
    IMO | 10/24/2014 | DAC21
    Anyone think for a minute that Nina Pham just happened to to be brought to the Ebola treatment Hospital that was driving distance to the Whitehouse by coincidence? My understanding is that there are at least four Hospitals certified to treat the virus. IMO there is ZERO coincidence with this Clown and his Puppetmasters that the photo op in the making was the sole decision to bring her to MD. If she died no one would be the wiser.
  • Reza Aslan is Wrong About Islam and This is Why

    10/24/2014 11:22:44 AM PDT · by Bogey78O · 4 replies
    Patheos ^ | 10/5/2014 | Muhammad Syed and Sarah Haider
    Although we have become accustomed to the agenda-driven narrative from Aslan, we were blown away by how his undeniably appealing but patently misleading arguments were cheered on by many, with the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple going so far as to advise show producers not to put a show-host against Aslan “unless your people are schooled in religion, politics and geopolitics of the Muslim world.” ... Nearly everything Aslan stated during his segment was either wrong, or technically-correct-but-actually-wrong. We will explain by going through each of his statements in the hopes that Aslan was just misinformed (although it’s hard for us...
  • Obama Meets Ebola Nurse (photo op)

    10/24/2014 11:10:44 AM PDT · by wtd · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/24/2014 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    President Barack Obama on Friday greeted Nina Pham, the nurse who has recovered from Ebola, with a big embrace.
  • North Korea restricting tourism because of Ebola fears, tour groups say

    10/24/2014 10:39:46 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | October 24, 2014 | David McKenzie and Madison Park
    North Korea is closing its borders to international tourists because of concerns about Ebola, tour agencies specializing in the country were told. Beijing-based Koryo Tours and Young Pioneers Tours issued statements Thursday saying they received news "from our partners in Pyongyang" that international tourists will not be allowed to enter North Korea, starting Friday.
  • Brown's Lead Is All from Latinos, Kashkari Leads Among Whites

    10/24/2014 9:24:02 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 19 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 10/24/2014 | William Bigelow
    A new Public Policy Institute of California poll reveals that the huge lead California Governor Jerry Brown holds over his challenger, Neel Kashkari, can be attributed to one salient factor: Brown’s massive lead among Latino voters. As Joel Fox of Fox & Hounds Daily notes, Brown is trouncing Kashkari by 16 points overall, but his lead among Independents is only 44% to 40%. That 4% difference is within the poll’s margin of error. Even more remarkably, among white voters, Kashkari actually leads Brown by one percentage point. California has the most Latino residents of any state, over 14 million. Brown’s...
  • CDC Director Frieden Once Called Tobacco Execs “Mass Murderers”

    10/24/2014 9:11:03 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 28 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    "Says Frieden, who’s been fiercely vilified by the tobacco industry for his bluntly aggressive attack on cigarettes: “I was once quoted, accurately, as saying that during the years I spent fighting TB, my enemy was a micro-bacterial—tuberculosis—but now it’s an even lower form of life: tobacco executives! An executive from Phillip Morris actually wrote to me and complained, basically, that this was a form of hate speech, and I had to agree. So I no longer use that expression. Now I just stick to the facts and describe tobacco company executives as mass murderers.”
  • The Left-Wing Hipster Democrat Couple That Exposed NYC to #Ebola

    10/24/2014 9:05:48 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 73 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | October 24, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    "They are both registered Democrats with a history of working in public health. Both Spencer and Dixon are professional do gooders according to their LinkedIn and professional websites. Spencer boasts a degree from Columbia’s University Mailman School of Public Health, according to his since deleted LinkedIn page. So why did health care professionals decide to go bowling just days after Spencer returned from Ebola-infected Guinea?"
  • New York officer critically wounded in hatchet attack (distracted by freelance photographer)

    10/24/2014 6:31:26 AM PDT · by wtd · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/24/2014 | Reuters
    A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph on Thursday, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said. The officers were on foot patrol when they were asked by a freelance photographer to pose for a picture on a Queens street at about 2 p.m., a New York Police Department spokesman said. Suddenly a man carrying a hatchet charged the officers, swinging it and striking one officer in the right arm and then swinging it again and striking a second officer in the head, the spokesman said.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - October 24, 2014

    10/24/2014 2:55:34 AM PDT · by sneakers · 18 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • 'What's Happening!' Star Danielle Spencer has Breast Cancer

    10/23/2014 7:37:51 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 13 replies
    abc ^ | october 23, 2014 | LUCHINA FISHER 
    Danielle Spencer, who played the bratty little sister Dee on the 1970s sitcom, "What's Happening!!" revealed that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Speaking out for Breast Cancer Awareness month, Spencer, 49, who is now a veterinarian, told Black America Web that her diagnosis last month took her by surprise.
  • Fox News host claims 'hot' young women are usually ignorant (truncated title)

    10/23/2014 3:57:29 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 59 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Oct 23, 2014 | Unknown
    Full Title: Fox News host and former Victoria's Secret model claims 'hot' young women are usually ignorant and should NOT vote or be allowed on juries because 'they don't get it'
  • Police Kill Hatchet-Wielding Man Who Bludgeoned Fellow Cop

    10/23/2014 3:02:32 PM PDT · by wtd · 14 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 10/23/2014 | Christopher Robbins
    Police were responding to a dispute between the man and a woman, the Post reports “The cops yelled ‘Drop it!’” said rattled eyewitness Larry Bethune, 44, of Hollis, Queens, recalling the moment the psycho pulled a small hatchet from his jacket. “And he lunged at one of them,” the witness remembered. “He raised his arm up high and brought it straight down on the cop’s head. “The cop went down to the ground, face first. It was horrible. I’ve never seen anything like that on Jamaica Avenue,” he added. “The cop’s just lying there with blood pouring down his face....
  • Kirsha Kaechele describes her Prospect.3 gun buyback art project in the Huffington Post

    10/23/2014 1:57:44 PM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 10/23/14 | Doug MacCash
    In a story by Priscilla Frank titled "One Artist Is Buying Back The Guns In New Orleans' Tough Neighborhoods" that appeared on the Huffington post website Wednesday (Oct. 23), art impresario Kirsha Kaechele explained her forthcoming art project "The Embassy." In brief, Kaechele's husband David Walsh, founder of the Museum of Old and New Art in Australia's state of Tasmania, plans to purchase $100,000 in weapons on Saturday (Oct. 25), with no questions asked. The object is to decrease gun violence by diminishing the number of firearms.Originally, the guns were to be melted and reconstituted as record albums upon which...
  • Top Iranian Official: Obama is ‘The Weakest of U.S. Presidents’

    10/23/2014 1:35:51 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 15 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 23 OCTOBER 2014 | Adam Kredo
    Top Iranian Official: Obama is ‘The Weakest of U.S. Presidents’ Adviser to Iranian president mocks Obama’s ‘humiliating’ presidency Share Tweet Email AP BY: Adam KredoOctober 23, 2014 4:10 pmThe Iranian president’s senior advisor has called President Barack Obama “the weakest of U.S. presidents” and described the U.S. leader’s tenure in office as “humiliating,” according to a translation of the highly candid comments provided to the Free Beacon.The comments by Ali Younesi, senior advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, come as Iran continues to buck U.S. attempts to woo it into the international coalition currently battling the Islamic State (IS, ISIL,...
  • Dem Strategist: Obama Has ‘Removed Threat of Deportation' for Most Illegals

    10/23/2014 8:35:48 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/21/2014 | Penny Starr
    Democrat activist and strategist Simon Rosenberg said Tuesday that even before President Obama issues a new executive order expanding the number of illegal aliens who are eligible for temporary legal status, the threat of deportation already has been removed through the administration’s policy of not enforcing immigration law. “I think that the immigration community has, frankly, given the Democrats and the president far less credit than they deserve for how much we’ve – the president has fundamentally altered the system to essentially have removed the threat of deportation over virtually every undocumented immigrant in the country already,” Rosenberg said. “That’s...
  • Marty McFly’s hoverboard is finally real, and it’s on Kickstarter right now

    10/23/2014 7:29:51 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 31 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 10/23/14 | Drew Prindle
    Ever since Marty McFly took to the air in the 1989 classic "Back to the Future II," humanity has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a real, fully-functional hoverboard. Since then, tinkerers and scientists the world over have launched countless attempts at building such a device, and now, after more than 25 years of trying, technology has finally caught up with our far-fetched dreams. Thanks to a startup by the name of Hendo Hover, the hoverboard is finally a real thing that exists in the world that you and I inhabit. How is such a thing possible? Well, according to...
  • High Altitude Balloon Keeps Going

    10/23/2014 5:54:34 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 31 replies
    Hackaday.com ^ | 19OCT2014 | Brian Benchoff
    Here’s a post from the AMSAT-UK high altitude balloon blog. It’s a great story about a balloon cruising at about 12km above the Earth completing its sixth circumnavigation of the planet. That post is from October 4th, and two weeks later the balloon is still going strong. Right now it’s over the Baltic heading into Russia with no sign of stopping or popping any time soon. The balloon was launched July 12, 2014 from Silverstone, UK. In the 100 days since then, this balloon has covered 144168 kilometers and has crossed its launching longitude six times. Even if this balloon...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - October 23, 2014

    10/23/2014 3:08:32 AM PDT · by sneakers · 19 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • Palin family brawl photos show guests with open wounds, raw knuckles and blood-soaked pavement

    10/21/2014 3:00:41 PM PDT · by TexasGunLover · 126 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/21/2014 | James Nye
    <p>New photos show the aftermath of a brawl involving almost every member of the Palin family that happened in Anchorage, Alaska, this past September.</p> <p>Police have also released audio of the Palin family giving a statement along with these photos they took on the scene after the incident occurred.</p>
  • Battle Rifle Company

    10/22/2014 4:27:08 PM PDT · by 7thson · 11 replies
    Do any Freepers know anything about the Battle Rifle Company? I saw one of their rifles in the latest issue of America's 1st Freedom.
  • Nascar SCS Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Sun Oct 26 on ESPN at 1:30 PM ET

    10/22/2014 3:58:05 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 51 replies
  • Preparing for retirement

    10/22/2014 2:53:18 PM PDT · by A Cyrenian · 72 replies
    Any Freepers preparing to retire in the next 5 to 10 years? What are you plans? What are you doing to get ready to enter the next level of your life? I'm considering retiring in 3 - 5 years and I feel like I don't have all my ducks in a row. Know what I mean? I'm not asking about financial advise, but would like to know what one should do to be ready to sleep in the first day of retirement.
  • POLL SHOWS “WAR ON WOMEN” THEME ISN’T WORKING, AMONG OTHER GOOD NEWS

    10/22/2014 9:24:59 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | October 22, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    AP/Gfk surveyed 1,608 adults. The sample included 968 likely voters. The margin of error is plus-or-minus 2.8 for all respondents and 3.6 for likely voters. Last month, the survey found that female likely voters favored having a Congress controlled by Democrats by a margin of 47-40. Now, they favor Republican control by (a statistically insignificant) margin of 44-42. Likely voters as a whole would like to see Republicans control Congress. The margin here is 47-39. However, among all adults the Democrats come out ahead by 38-36, a statistically insignificant margin. Thus, the Democrats can pin their hopes on strong voter...
  • Hipster Craft Brewery Causes Count Chocula Shortage

    10/22/2014 7:12:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Octobeer 22, 2014 | Eric Owens
    If you of a certain age, you may remember the great American heyday of kids’ breakfast cereals. It was a glorious time — a time when supermarket aisles as long as basketball courts teemed with boxes of sugary goodness and when we were all free to buy Count Chocula cereal every day of the year.Those days are long gone. Still, since 2010, Americans have at least been able to look forward to seasonal distribution of Count Chocula cereal — and Franken-Berry, and Boo-Berry — during the September and October run-up to Halloween.Now, even this tradition is imperiled because some hipster...
  • Incredible photo of an F-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge

    10/22/2014 5:27:47 AM PDT · by do the dhue · 81 replies
    sploid ^ | 10/13/14 | Rick Shelton
    Rich Shelton loves airplanes and San Francisco, which shows in all his beautiful photos. He was able to take this incredible image of a Blue Angels' F/A-18 zooming through the Golden Gate bridge at Fleet Week in San Francisco.
  • Supporting FRee Republic ~ October 2014

    10/22/2014 5:22:55 AM PDT · by beachn4fun · 8 replies
    October 22, 2014 | Me
    Disclaimer: I am not a member of the "FR fundraising committee". I just wanted to challenge my "RED" blooded Marylanders to pony up to keep Free Republic going. I noticed that Maryland is moving up in the total donations chart. We are now #6 over VA @ #10, which is encouraging, BUT, CA is #2. WTH? Are we more liberal than CA? I know we're not as wealthy as most Californians, but come on Marylanders, show your determination to make a change.Give $1, $2, $5, or $10 to help Jim get the facts out.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - October 22, 2014

    10/22/2014 2:51:58 AM PDT · by sneakers · 9 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • These Four Walls [Vanity]

    10/21/2014 10:41:50 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 1 replies
    01/26/2013 | self
    These Four Walls A little bird dropped a News item in my lap the other day; with the cacophony of anti-gun rhetoric driving emotional responses on all sides, I found it impossible to not see the irony juxtaposed with current events. It’s no secret that those who promote obtuse gun control want a range of controls in place to prevent the mentally-ill from acquiring weapons to facilitate violent tendencies; aside from the patently obvious objections to the rhetoric, my objection here is the widening definition of mentally-ill and its application. Suggesting that medical doctors may serve as officers of this encroachment is...
  • Going under the knife tomorrow (vanity)

    10/21/2014 6:08:34 PM PDT · by Celtic Conservative · 130 replies
    L4, L5 | 10/21/14 | My anxious brain
    Well, having a double laminectomy/ Discectomy tomorrow. I don't really want to do it, but the doctor says the longer I wait the less likely function will return. I have 50% weakness in the left leg and a foot drop. It turns out I have direct impingement on the nerves which is blocking the nerve impulses. I've done excersize/therapy in the past. This time 0% improvement after 5 weeks of therapy. If this doesn't give me some improvement I'm looking at medical retirement (law enforcement). I don't really want to retire now, but God is good, I guess we'll let...
  • BREAKING: Ebola Czar Issues Top 10 Safety Tips... (satire)

    10/21/2014 4:57:41 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 6 replies
    http://louderwithcrowder.com ^ | 10/21/14 | Steven Crowder
    This guy... I feel safer already.
  • German clinic forced to scrap two machines worth £1m because Ebola patient vomited on them

    10/21/2014 4:39:31 PM PDT · by wtd · 36 replies
    UKDailyMail ^ | 10/20/2014
    German clinic forced to scrap two machines worth £1m because Ebola patient vomited on them"He recovered after five weeks of intense treatment but not before vomiting on two expensive machines - first vomited on a mobile x-ray machine and then on an equally expensive ultrasound scanner that now must be scrapped.
  • Gardner Pulling Away in Colorado?

    10/21/2014 9:56:38 AM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/16/2014 | Michael Warren
    Republican Cory Gardner leads incumbent Democrat Mark Udall in the fourth straight poll of the U.S. Senate race in Colorado. The new Quinnipiac poll of likely Colorado voters finds Gardner ahead of Udall by 6 points, 47 percent to 41 percent, while 8 percent support an independent candidate. With that independent discounted and in a head-to-head match-up, Gardner leads 49 percent to 44 percent. That gives the 2-term House member from Yuma a 3-point lead in the Real Clear Politics average of polls against Udall, a first-term senator. Other recent polls from CNN, Fox News, and the Denver Post show...
  • Message to Kay Hagen: GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT ON RACISM

    How long do we have to put with the extreme hypocrisy of the left? Maybe we should start with the historical TRUTH everytime a democrat tries to twist and lie about it.
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - October 21, 2014

    10/21/2014 2:55:52 AM PDT · by sneakers · 13 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • The Liberals' One Word That Rots This Country

    10/20/2014 10:25:10 PM PDT · by econjack · 11 replies
    Author | 10/21/2014 | econjack
    Is it just me, or is there liberal rot taking place. When I used to teach my Intro to Econ course, I would tell my students to close their eyes and listen to the TV ads. Doing so creates a totally different impression from the ad. Today, both local and national TV ads have drawn from the Liberal playbook to sell products. So many of them now feature that one word: "deserve". You "deserve" better cable service. You "deserve" a high-end luxury car. You "deserve" legal service if you spilled hot coffee on yourself. Bull crap. Sorry, Bozo, you don't...
  • #Ebola Czar Called Overpopulation Top Leadership Issue

    10/20/2014 3:44:39 PM PDT · by wtd · 56 replies
    Got News ^ | 10/20/2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    Ebola’s ebola czar called overpopulation the top leadership concern of the world, Gotnews.com has learned. Democratic operative Ron Klain and his wife, Monica Medina, spoke with a Georgetown interviewer in 2008. Ebola Czar Ron Klain Says "Overpopulation" Top Concern Video clip“I think the top leadership challenge issue in our world today is how to deal with the continuing, growing population in the world and all the resource demands it places on the world and burgeoning populations in Africa and Asia that lack the resources to have a healthy, happy life,” Klain said. “We’ve got to find a way to make...
  • EXCLUSIVE: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION QUIETLY PREPARES 'SURGE' OF MILLIONS OF NEW IMMIGRANT IDS

    10/20/2014 2:09:52 PM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/2014 | Breitbart
    Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun. Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.” The request for proposals says the agency will need a minimum of four million cards per year. In...
  • Monica Lewinsky gives speech, joins Twitter

    10/20/2014 12:02:15 PM PDT · by McGruff · 90 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/20/2014
    Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern whose affair with Bill Clinton led to his impeachment, returned to public life on Monday, giving her first speech in 13 years and joining Twitter...
  • Court allows First Amendment claim based on alleged professor retaliation (Shortened Title)

    10/20/2014 7:17:03 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 10 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 17, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Pompeo v. Board of Regents (D.N.M. Sept. 29, 2014, but apparently not substantially publicized until Thursday): The University of New Mexico offered a class and Plaintiff enrolled in that class. The subject matter of the class (“Images of (Wo)men: From Icons to Iconoclasts”) as set out in [the Complaint] was chosen by the class instructor, Defendant Hinkley, to spark “incendiary” class discussions. The syllabus assured students that “it’s quite clear that we do not expect anyone to necessarily agree with the positions and arguments advanced in our work. There’s controversy built right into the syllabus, and we can’t wait to...
  • Fans of Quinn and Rose Daily Discussion - October 20, 2014

    10/19/2014 7:07:47 PM PDT · by sneakers · 23 replies
    As we await word that Quinn and Rose are returning to the airwaves, - and they are working on it - our friendly group of dedicated FReeper Q&R fans will continue to meet in our usual spot as we always have! So grab your coffee - or whatever you choose to start your day - and drop in for some political chit-chat, or just to shoot the breeze! We are all coming from - or going to - work, so stop in to say ‘hi!’ Feel free to join us!
  • McNaughton's Art Work

    10/19/2014 3:10:38 PM PDT · by Snoopers-868th · 16 replies
    McNaughton's web page ^ | 10/19/14 | Me
    Has anyone purchased any of McNaughton's art work? If so, was it lithograph or giclee? Were you satisfied?
  • California Highway Patrol Sergeant Arrested for Downloading Child Pornography On and Off Duty

    10/19/2014 11:50:44 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Bay City News Service ^ | October 18, 2014 | Bay City News Service
    Fairfield: CHP sergeant suspected of downloading child pornography on and off duty FAIRFIELD -- A California Highway Patrol sergeant allegedly downloaded child pornography on a laptop while he was working off duty and on duty near Wi-Fi locations in Suisun, Fairfield and Vacaville, a Vacaville police sergeant said. The child pornography allegedly downloaded by CHP Sgt. Eric Lund showed pre-pubescent children having sex acts with adults, police Lt. Matt Lydon said. Lund, 49, of Chico, was arrested at 9 p.m. Thursday on 21 felony charges of sending or selling obscene matter depicting a minor and on misdemeanor charges of possessing...
  • Book published in 1999 about man arriving in Dallas with Ebola to start pandemic.

    10/19/2014 9:59:28 AM PDT · by Chance Hart · 25 replies
    http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2674557/pg1
    ABSOLUTE ZERO Book Description Publication Date: May 4, 1999 Ebola. The very sound conjures up hideous images, images that cannot begin to convey the horrors of the disease itself. An African man carrying the virus has arrived unhindered in Dallas. Experts assure the public there is no cause for fear. But is there really nothing to fear? Absolute Zero is the tale of an attack on America, of an unlikely hero who saved millions. One man, his life as ordinary as any among us, did something he could never have anticipated, something he never intended. It is a cautionary tale...
  • Fed-backed Twitter study draws fire (gov to study pol "smear" and adoption of ideas)

    10/19/2014 9:23:48 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    thehill.com ^ | Oct. 18, 2014 | Julian Hattem
    A Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission is warning about a government-backed study that “seems to have come straight out of a George Orwell novel.” Commissioner Ajit Pai — one of two Republicans on the five-member commission — warned in a Washington Post op-ed on Saturday about a National Science Foundation study of people's communications on Twitter, which he said amounted to government monitoring of people’s speech. ADVERTISEMENT “In the United States, the government has no business entering the marketplace of ideas to establish an arbiter of what is false, misleading or a political smear,” he wrote. “The federal...
  • Cleburne police investigating after video shows officer coaxing, shooting dog

    10/19/2014 8:26:58 AM PDT · by Altariel · 54 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Julie Fancher
    Cleburne police are investigating after a video circulated online of one of its officers coaxing a dog toward him before shooting it. The short video, taken from a body camera’s perspective, shows a man’s arms wielding a handgun while the officer summons two dogs toward him. As the animals approached with their tails wagging, the officer fired several times. As one of the dogs fell to the ground, the officer, who has not been identified, took aim at the second dog. The video ends abruptly, before showing what happened to the other dog. Although the video shows that the animals...
  • State Legislatures and 2014

    10/19/2014 7:30:28 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2014 | Bruce Walker
    Most of the midterm attention seems to be on control of the United States Senate, with some attention on key gubernatorial races like Florida and Wisconsin, and with a smidgen of notion to the size of the Republican House majority after 2014. Most pundits see Republicans padding that current majority by some seats. There is another level to the 2014 midterm that passes almost completely under the political radar: control of state legislatures. Twenty years ago, in the 1994 midterms, Republicans made dramatic gains in state legislatures – a vital part of our constitutional system, which had been utterly dominated...
  • Federal court in Idaho strikes down ban (Shortened Title)

    10/18/2014 4:02:18 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 16, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    From Morris v. Army Corps Engineers (D. Idaho Oct. 10, 2014): Plaintiffs challenge regulations promulgated by the Army Corp of Engineers that govern the possession of firearms on property administered by the Corps. Plaintiffs argue that the regulations violate their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The regulations govern over 700 dams — holding back more than 100 trillion gallons of water — built by the Corps, and the surrounding recreation areas that serve over 300 million visitors annually. Adopted in 1973, the regulations were intended to provide for more effective management of the lake and reservoir projects....