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  • U.S. Little League championship stage is set for Red Land vs. Pearland, Texas

    08/29/2015 8:31:44 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 9 replies
    pennlive ^ | 8-29-15 | Geoff Morrow
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT -- If "the moment" hasn't yet negatively impacted Red Land Little League's collection of 12- and 13-year-old boys, then no reason to expect it will today. Expert climbers don't get 95 percent of the way up Kilimanjaro and suddenly get cold feet and a fear of heights. Neither, then, should we expect Red Land to tighten up in the U.S. championship of the 2015 Little League World Series at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport. Tom Peifer's special collection of ballplayers meets Texas powerhouse Pearland West in the 3:30 p.m. title game, a berth in Sunday's 3 p.m. overall...
  • Health tourist who came to UK to give birth says no one's asked her to pay

    08/29/2015 8:15:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/29/15 | Osborne
    African mum of quintuplets let off £145,000 NHS bill: Health tourist who came to UK to give birth says no one's asked her to pay Bimbo Ayelabola, 37, had to have complex caesarean section while in UK The operation and neo-natal care for five babies cost in excess of £145,000 She returned to her native Lagos where she is successful a make-up artist It's emerged that Homerton Hospital, east London, won't chase her for bill A Nigerian health tourist who cost the NHS £145,000 having quintuplets has said she never even saw a bill. Bimbo Ayelabola, 37, had to have...
  • First of three supermoons Saturday

    08/29/2015 6:53:41 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 15 replies
    tucsonnewsnow ^ | Aug 29, 2015 12:06 AM CST | Kevin Jeanes
    "You've heard of the supermoon before, and we have three of them this year. The first occurs Saturday, August 29th. A supermoon refers to a full or new moon when it's at its closet point (called the perigee) to Earth in its orbit. The moon can appear up to 30% larger than it's normal size from Earth. The full moon occurs at 11:35 a.m. MST on Saturday, so the moon technically won't be 100% full when it rises in the east at 6:54 p.m., but we won't be able to tell.
  • Lottery winners don't get largesse, but get left out

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren't getting the largesse. They're getting left out. Without a state budget agreement two months into the new fiscal year, there's no authority for the state comptroller to cut checks over $25,000. That means smaller winnings can be paid out, but not the larger lottery wins. Susan Rick, who lives in Oglesby, Illinois, planned home fix-ups and a visit to her daughter after her boyfriend won $250,000 last month. But they were told to wait. Rick tells the Chicago Tribune that if the situation were reversed, the state would "come take it,...
  • What are your top 3 favorite episodes of the original Twilight Zone series?

    08/28/2015 8:41:10 PM PDT · by ETL · 102 replies
    Aug 28, 2015 | Self
    I don't know if the following TZ episode list is 100% accurate, in terms of air dates, etc. In any case, my top 3 favorites in the western category are: The Grave, The 7th Is Made Up of Phantoms, and Mr. Garrity and the Graves. Other 'western' episodes are: Mr. Denton on Doomsday, (The) Execution, Dust, A Hundred Yards Over the Rim, and Still Valley. Of the 'Space' episodes, my top 3 are: People Are Alike All Over, The Lonely, and The Little People. To Serve Man was a great one too, IMHO. Other assorted favorites (in order of listed...
  • NRA Good Guys Campaign

    08/28/2015 6:30:42 PM PDT · by mad_as_he$$ · 5 replies
    NRA Foundation ^ | 2015 | NRA Foundation
    Interesting series of ads from the NRA. I especially like the one with Noir. The NRA site is locked up so this is the youtube link.
  • Suspect, 16, steals 6 firearms, 1,500 rounds of ammunition

    08/28/2015 5:58:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    WOODTV.COM ^ | 28 AUGUST 2015 | WOODTV
    KEELER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A 16-year-old has been arrested after he broke into a home, stealing six firearms and over 1,500 rounds of ammunition. It happened around Thursday between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at 86358 67th Street in Keeler Township, south of Hartford. Deputies say this is the second time the home had been broken into this year. Since the first break in, the homeowners installed several security cameras. Deputies were able to review the security video and found that the suspect had likely walked to the home.
  • Man allowed to keep garden strewn with clutter 'because he is a hoarder'

    08/28/2015 4:33:39 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 23 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 8/27/15 | Greg Walton
    A man has been granted official permission to continue storing dozens of old doors and window frames in his front garden because he is a hoarder. The man’s neighbours are furious that he has been given the dispensation to carry on filling his front garden with the surplus domestic fittings. Michael Legg, whose lawn is strewn with years worth of clutter, was previously granted planning permission to use his bungalow for retail purposes. But since the permission expired in 2007 he has failed to revert the property to solely domestic use and the garden is now overflowing with detritus. Somerset...
  • Did Obama change his name

    08/28/2015 3:20:16 PM PDT · by A Cyrenian · 25 replies
    Because I hearing a lot of people who see him say, "Go away."
  • Which bill would you take? (vanity)

    08/28/2015 2:03:20 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 37 replies
    August 28, 2015 | me
    Suppose you were offered either a $5 bill, guaranteed genuine, or a $100 bill that had a 20% chance of being counterfeit. Which bill would you take? I'd take my chances on the $100 bill. And that's why I'm supporting Trump.
  • HILLARY, and Huff Post READ THIS! (vanity)

    08/28/2015 1:46:14 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 22 replies
    Vetscor ^ | A Navy Vet
    " I find it the height of irony that a party which espouses small government would want to unleash a massive government effort, which might include national guard and others, to go and literally pull people out of their homes and their workplaces, round them up and, I don't know, put them in buses or boxcars, in order to take them across the border. I find that absurd but appalling." "Unleash". Great lawyer speak as in "is is is". No you dumbass b*tch, even Trump isn't talking about pulling them out of their homes and put in boxcars. He's just...
  • Under Russia’s bizarre new import ban, Russians suffer so Putin can thumb his nose at the West

    08/28/2015 12:20:31 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 19 replies
    National Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Kelly McParland
    When he hasn’t been diving to the depths of the Black Sea in another demonstration of his he-man virility, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been busy overseeing an unusual import-substitution program. The plan – like his numerous manly man stunts – is intended to demonstrate no one can push around a proud Mother Russia. In a steady stream of declarations, Moscow has been closing its borders to goods imported from afar. It’s unusual because it appears to hurt Russians far more than it does the intended targets, and comes at a time Russia’s economy is in dire shape from the...
  • Illegal Aliens, Firearms and the 7th Circuit

    08/28/2015 8:03:24 AM PDT · by drypowder · 18 replies
    8/28/2015 | self
    This week the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that people here in the US illegally are subject to 2nd Amendment Rights. For legal citizens, some states will not allow the sale of a firearm to someone who does not LEGALLY reside in that state thus impinging on a LEGAL CITIZEN's 2nd amendment rights. How is it that the 7th found that an illegal alien, regardless of which state they reside in can purchase a firearm when a legal citizen has to first LEGALLY RESIDE in the state?
  • Retired Boston officer shot, killed in Haitian capital

    08/27/2015 8:26:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 27, 2015 | Astead W. Herndon
    A retired Boston police officer who long served as a liaison to the city’s Haitian community was shot to death in the Caribbean nation this week, according to his family. Yves Dambreville, 66, who had deep roots in both Haiti and Boston, was killed in Port-au-Prince, according to a woman who identified herself only as his niece.
  • Vanity. "Ask Donald Trump"

    08/27/2015 5:47:31 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 23 replies
    Me | 08/27/2015 | Zeneta
    Dear "The Donald", I love what you have brought to this election and I wish you well. There is however a few questions that I'd like you to address in your business mind, from your gut. Yes, no, or we need to look deeper into that, are all acceptable answers. I'd like to get a deeper understanding of who I may be supporting in this upcoming election. Best regards.
  • Mom gave her baby methadone to 'help her sleep' and killed her - Will serve up to 30 years

    08/27/2015 5:00:48 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 27, 2015 | Alexandra Klausner
    A woman who killed her 17-month-old baby girl with a lethal dose of methadone last year was sentenced to up to 30 years behind bars on Wednesday. Courtney Nicole Howell, 27, of Layton, Utah pleaded guilty in July to giving her baby girl Jaslynn Mansfield methadone but said she only thought the drug would help the child sleep. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that on Wednesday Howell tearfully said she will regret her choice for the rest of her life. 'Trying to forgive myself is an endless battle I struggle with daily,' she said as she wiped away her tears....
  • Bad taste Halloween costume of the year? Dress up as Cecil, the lion's killer

    08/27/2015 4:46:49 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 27, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Wondering what to wear for Halloween? Are you a jackass? If the answer is yes to both these questions, you might want to consider one retailer's new costume: Lion Killer Dentist. The costume, available from costumeish.com, features a bloody dentist smock and gloves, dentist tools, and a stuffed lion's head. The getup, a homage to the American trophy hunter who killed a popular and protected African lion named Cecil while on a safari, retails for US$99.99. "All Doctor Palmer wanted was to hang dead animals in his house, but what started as an obscure (if legally dubious) hunting trip has...
  • LEAKED: BuzzFeed Tries to Defend Planned Parenthood. Caught in Blatant Lies...

    08/27/2015 2:31:04 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 4 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 08/27/2015 | Steven Crowder
    NOTE: The leaked emails are screen-grabbed with personal info blurred out for safety. Since they are JPEGs they can be seen at the link but weren't included here. If you get your news exclusively from BuzzFeed, then today is the first day you've even heard of the Center for Medical Progresses's Planned Parenthood sting videos. Why? Because Planned Parenthood hired someone to try and prove the sting videos were faked in an attempt to discredit CMP. And that's what BuzzFeed reported: image1 First of all, are you sh***ing me? Secondly, this is pure evil. BuzzFeed has taken sides and is...
  • This is particularly offensive --> #FukYoFlag

    08/27/2015 8:21:26 AM PDT · by TangibleDisgust · 14 replies
    Breitbart - Texas ^ | August 26, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    There is a vile online movement out there which is getting almost ZERO coverage in the media, but which is very much a part of Barack Obama's coalition of voters. In fact, he's twitter following one of the leaders. You may want to inform yourself about this, but be forewarned, there are some images of black leftists desecrating the US flag in ways that may make your blood boil. It's pretty disgusting. Not exactly NSFW, but close. http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/08/26/fukyoflag-threatens-veteran-pregnant-wife-and-fing-piece-of-s-unborn-creature/
  • Freeper fantasy football - 1 opening

    08/27/2015 7:10:48 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 8 replies
    Me | 8/27/15 | GeorgiaDawg32
    One opening left. live online draft 9/5/15 at 2 p.m. eastern. if you want to play, pls freepmail me your email address and I'll sent the invite.
  • The Reason You Haven’t Heard More About The 177 Bikers Arrested In Waco

    08/27/2015 5:43:27 AM PDT · by don-o · 315 replies
    Above the Law ^ | August 17, 2015 | Tamara Tabo
    Whatever happened to all those Waco bikers? You know, the 177 people arrested at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas after a motorcycle rally on May 17 ended with nine people shot dead? Immediately following the shooting, I wrote about just how badly Waco authorities screwed up the arrests. Rather than trifle with technicalities like the rules for bail under the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Justice of the Peace Pete Peterson set bail at a staggering $1 million for each of the arrestees in order to “send a message.” Then I described how prosecuting nearly 200 bikers was...
  • Prayer Request for Wayne and Faye

    08/26/2015 8:20:25 PM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 36 replies
    Me ^ | August 26, 2015 | me
    Please join me in prayer for Wayne and Faye, Faye has had numerous ongoing medical issues, please pray for healing and health, and Wayne, her husband, has been ever by her side and still keeping things going. Please also pray for their children, who are older and helping their parents. Almighty Father, please heal Faye and make her whole, and grant strength and health to the rest of the family as well.
  • Why $19.00 a month?

    08/26/2015 4:46:20 PM PDT · by JimRed · 18 replies
    Self | 8/26/2015 | Self
    Why $19.00 a month? Why not $15, $20, $30?
  • "My bullets have the Charleston victims' initials on them"

    08/26/2015 2:01:05 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 26, 2015 | Josh Gardner
    The 41-year-old who claimed responsibility for the on-air slayings of a Virginia TV reporter and her cameraman had a track record of claiming racism in the workplace and wrote a 23-page manifesto that called the Charleston, South Carolina church shooting the final straw before he bought a gun. In the letter sent to ABC News two hours after the shooting, Vester Lee Flanagan II--who was raised a Jehovah's Witness in California--details his sinister reasoning for Wednesday's slaying. Dylann Roof, the Virginia Tech shooter, Columbine and Jehovah himself all factored in, he wrote. 'As for Dylann Roof? You (deleted)! You want...
  • *[SATIRE]* The Probable MSNBC Response To The WDBJ Live-Air Shooting

    08/26/2015 12:13:08 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 34 replies
    By Laz A. Mataz
    Melissa Perry-Harris: "The thing we have to remember, is we can't just judge Vester Flanagan. We can't. He's a black man who faced a lot of stereotyping, a lot of racism. He had a lot of justified anger. And, seriously, what is the death of two white people when we look at all the millions of black people killed every hour? We should pull together. We should honor Vester's struggles. We should scorn the culture of whiteness that has driven our proud young men to extremes." Al Sharpton: "This is true, Perry Melissa-Harris, we cannot blame the shooter. We...
  • Trump Is Destroying Bush – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    08/26/2015 9:11:40 AM PDT · by Signalman · 48 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 8/26/2015 | Dick Morris
    In this video commentary, I discuss how Trump is destroying Bush. Tune in! Click Here to give me your thoughts and continue the discussion.
  • The ‘Cult’ of Climate Change (née Global Warming)

    08/26/2015 8:45:34 AM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    WUWT ^ | 8/26/2016 | Anthony Watts
    This is the opinion of Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Dr. Ivar Giaever , Prof. Richard Lindzen, and many others. Climate change alarmism has a surprising number of attributes of a medieval or even ancient religion. Nevertheless, real religions have some pre-requisites, like a tradition spanning at least few generations. So the proper name for climate alarmism is a cult. And these are the telltale attributes: 1) Climate alarmists pretend to possess indisputable truths about the past, present, and future. From minute details of the paleoclimate to the world state 200 years in the future, alarmists know everything. 2) The alarmist...
  • I need a small bit of help

    08/26/2015 6:53:07 AM PDT · by chasio649 · 30 replies
    me ^ | 8/26/15 | me
    I have lost all comment sections on youtube....it just shows the next recommended video and no comments...Does anyone know how i can correct this?....I have tried all that i know...Thanks!
  • Twin Peaks Biker to Media: No Intent to Engage in Organized Crime [Waco]

    08/26/2015 5:31:16 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | August 25, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    The national administrator for the 2 Million Bikers to DC Facebook page issued a press release saying that the meeting on May 17th at the Twin Peaks restaurant gathered with no intent to engage in organized crime. He includes in the letter what he calls the agenda for the meeting that day. snip Cara Danette Johnston told Breitbart Texas that the “biggest lie” is that the bikers all went to a regularly-scheduled regional bikers meeting with criminal intent, and/or to discuss anything related to a “turf war.” Johnson describes herself as a biker “[w]ho loves and believes in the good...
  • Donald Trump Won't Be Our Next President Because He Doesn't Have a Beard

    08/26/2015 4:10:39 AM PDT · by uglybiker · 29 replies
    Paleofuture ^ | 8/12/15 | Matt Novak
    Donald Trump will not be our next president. Neither will Bernie Sanders, Jeb Bush, nor Hillary Clinton. How can I say this with such confidence? Because none of these people have beards. And that was supposed to be the style for US presidents by now. At least according to one random magazine from 1966. The November 1966 issue of The American Legion magazine proclaimed that the American president of 2016 would be sporting a beard. And yes, I know that the next president won’t be sworn in until January 2017, but we’re just going to assume that they meant...
  • The Fainting Couch At Columbia

    08/25/2015 9:16:14 PM PDT · by OddLane · 16 replies
    Commentary ^ | August 25, 2015 | Heather MacDonald
    In February 2015, Columbia University—currently ranked the fourth most distinguished academic institution in the United States by U.S. News and World Report—announced that all its students, undergraduate and graduate alike, would be obliged to take part in a “Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative.” This “new, required programming,” the Columbia bureaucracy explained, was designed to explore “the relationship between sexual respect and community membership.” Columbia’s students were given a menu of “participation options.” They could watch a minimum of two preselected videos about “rape culture” and gender identity and write a “reflection” about what they had learned. They could attend...
  • Fifty years after Giants' Juan Marichal hit Dodgers' John Roseboro with a bat, all is forgiven

    08/25/2015 8:58:34 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 41 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 22, 2015 | Bill Plaschke
    It was a brawl that forever defined one of sports' fiercest rivalries, with an ugliness that offered a new and frightening definition of sports violence. Yet, 50 years later, the most enduring memory of baseball's most famous fight is that it did not define the men. Monday marks the 13th anniversary of a far more powerful moment, one occurring at Roseboro's funeral, when, in a hall filled with old Dodgers, an old Giant suddenly walked to the lectern. It was Marichal, who wanted to say goodbye, and thank you.
  • Iron Maiden And The Book Of Souls Go Jumbo On Massive 2016 World Tour

    08/25/2015 7:30:07 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 15 replies
    ironmaiden.com ^ | Iron Maiden
    VOCALIST BRUCE DICKINSON TO CAPTAIN AND PILOT A BOEING 747-400 JUMBO JET TO PLAY IN SIX OF THE SEVEN CONTINENTS TRAVELLING OVER 55,000 MILES (88,500km) AROUND THE GLOBE
  • Question regarding Census: 2015 National Content Test

    08/25/2015 6:42:37 PM PDT · by fwdude · 29 replies
    Self | 8/25/2015 | fwdude
    Well, my residence has been "selected" to participate in the "mandatory" census-type survey, 2015 National Content Test. Never heard of this before, and am leery about participating - so I won't. It is not a census year, so this is not required by law in my thinking. My question regards the "required by law" part. Laws can only apply to people or entities. The form threatens me by telling me that my response is "required by law," but since the census only selects residences/properties, I am not personally, specifically named to answer. This seems like a very unenforceable "law" if...
  • Is Trumps movement fascist rather than conservative?

    08/25/2015 1:58:59 PM PDT · by dschapin · 222 replies
    self | dschapin
    I am honestly getting a little scared of what I see happening in politics at the moment. Trump seems to be creating a personality cult where his supporters don’t seem to care what they are supporting provided he attacks the people they don’t like. I am starting to feel a little bit like a German citizen in the early 1930’s watching normally rational conservatives start to cultishly follow a strong leader who they thought would fight back and stop the communists. Seriously if I had to pick a political philosophy for the Trump movement I would say that it is...
  • Curt Schilling compares Muslim extremism to Nazis

    08/25/2015 10:31:15 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 25, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Curt Schilling took on the Internet – and the entire Muslim world – on Tuesday and lost. Badly. The two-time National League strikeout king took to Twitter to voice his concern over Islamic extremism. He posted a photo of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler with the words, “It's said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?” The 48-year-old also tweeted, “The math is staggering when you get to true (numbers).” Schilling, who won three World Series championships during his 20-year MLB career, deleted the post after 10 minutes. Currently working with...
  • How to stop most "Anchor Babies" from being created.

    08/25/2015 8:52:36 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 24 replies
    Today. | Me.
    The United States is being flooded with Immigrants, many of which have children here, and those children are currently regarded by the law as US Citizens. We refer to these children as "Anchor Babies", because they then allow for the rest of the family to be brought into the United States, thereby "anchoring" the family in the United States, where it otherwise would have no right to be. An Interesting and clever way of addressing the problem has recently occurred to me. The 14th amendment was originally understood as not applying to Indians, because they were not regarded as "subject...
  • Iron Maiden dedicate new song 'Tears Of A Clown' to Robin Williams

    08/25/2015 7:04:45 AM PDT · by wastedyears · 29 replies
    NME ^ | 8/24/2015 | Luke Morgan Britton
    http://www.nme.com/news/iron-maiden/87791
  • Two Grand Juries Likely to Investigate Biker Shootings in Waco

    08/25/2015 4:56:07 AM PDT · by don-o · 29 replies
    Texas Lawyer ^ | August 19, 2015 | Miriam Rozen
    Two separate grand juries will conduct investigations into the shootings that occurred outside a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco in May, according to McLennan County District Attorney Abelino "Abel" Reyna. The shootings led to nine deaths and arrests of 170 bikers, charged with engaging in organized crime. One grand jury will investigate the cases against the bikers, and another will investigate police officer use of deadly force, Reyna said. Reyna commented about grand jury plans after Sam Bassett, the president of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA), raised concerns about the composition of any grand jury scheduled to investigate...
  • Prayer Request - Please Pray for my Brother

    08/24/2015 7:37:26 PM PDT · by Coleus · 96 replies
    08.24.15 | Coleus
    He had a heart attack a week ago, had bypass surgery a few hours later and is still in an induced coma and on the respirator.
  • Brilliant John Oliver Segment on the Public Financing of Sports Stadiums

    08/24/2015 4:12:24 PM PDT · by Hildy · 11 replies
    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - the Public Financing of Sports Stadiums This is a 20 minute video, but I swear it is worth every second. I laughed until I cried, realizing just how serious and not funny this is all is. I had never heard of this guy, but now I will watch everything he does. Please enjoy and let me know what you think.
  • The Hugo Awards: Why The #WaronNerds Is A War on Art

    08/24/2015 2:33:31 PM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 24, 2015 | Mytheos Holt
    What’s the difference between ISIS and social justice warriors? Well, one recruits its members from the most pathetic, disaffected, pathological members of society, claims to stand against shadowy conspiracies and bullying by the West, and destroys revered cultural institutions in fits of fanaticism. The other fights with real weapons. Over the past year, the social justice movement, which at one point had set itself up as an insurmountable cultural juggernaut, bent on remaking every art form or subculture in its own image, has degenerated into a farce. That farce reached new heights this past Saturday night, when the voters of...
  • Atheists Warn Football Coaches and Chaplains Not to ‘Instill Christianity in Vulnerable Young Men’

    08/24/2015 10:22:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2015 | 11:35 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    An atheist group is demanding that publicly funded universities take immediate steps to bar Christian coaches and chaplains from “converting football fields into mission fields.” “The words of coaches and chaplains make clear that their purpose is to instill Christianity in vulnerable young men,” the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) says in a new report, titled “Pray to Play.” “Public universities and their employees cannot endorse, promote, or favor religion,” the report states. “Yet, many football coaches at public universities bring in chaplains—often from their own church or even members of their own family—to prey on and pray with students,...
  • Trump widens lead over U.S. Republican presidential field: Reuters poll

    08/24/2015 9:16:48 AM PDT · by Signalman · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8.24.2015 | Emily Stephenson
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump is pulling away from the pack in the race for the party's U.S. presidential nomination, widening his lead over his closest rivals in the past week, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Friday. Republican voters show no signs they are growing weary of the brash real estate mogul, who has dominated political headlines and the 17-strong Republican presidential field with his tough talk about immigration and insults directed at his political rivals. The candidates are vying to be nominated to represent their party in the November 2016 general election. Nearly 32 percent of Republicans surveyed...
  • An Anti-Hunter Trying to Save Ducks Accidentally Gets Shot in the Face [VIDEO]

    08/23/2015 8:00:54 PM PDT · by SZonian · 50 replies
    Wide Open Spaces ^ | Unk | Eric Nestor
    This duck hunting protester in Australia was wading through a duck hunt in order to save hit ducks. She was then accidentally shot in the face. A duck protestor in Australia was wading through a duck hunt attempting to “save” the ducks that were shot down. A shot at a low-flying duck resulted in her accidental shooting. Back in March of 2011, these bold anti-hunters decided to interfere in a duck hunt in Australia. A 14-year-old duck hunter took a shot at a low-flying duck and shotgun pellets hit this anti-hunter in the face. Julia Symons was hit by at...
  • Ben Carson on being Donald Trump’s VP: ‘All things are possible’

    08/23/2015 7:59:26 PM PDT · by BFAM · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 23, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Sunday opened the door to potentially serving as Donald Trump’s running mate in 2016 — or having the real estate mogul serve as his No. 2. In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Mr. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who has surged in recent polls but remains behind Mr. Trump, said the upcoming election will be a “clear choice” for the American people. Asked directly whether he would serve as Mr. Trump’s running mate, or would entertain asking the billionaire businessman to serve as his running mate, Mr. Carson indicated it’s a possibility....
  • GOP Campaign Strategists: Trump Will Not Be the Nomine (From today's Meet The Depressed)

    08/23/2015 1:53:23 PM PDT · by Stalwart · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 23, 2015 | Latest NewsInterviewes
    Video excerpt, less than a minute and a half in length, of concerted hand-wringing from this morning's Meet The Press.
  • Little League World Series Live Thread [Sunday]

    08/23/2015 11:57:56 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    espn ^ | 8-22-15 | n/a
    Today's schedule: Game 13: Uganda vs. Venezuela, 11 a.m. (ESPN) Announcers: Dave Flemming, David Belisle, Marysol Castro Game 14: Texas vs. California, 3 p.m. (ABC) Announcers: Karl Ravech, Nomar Garciaparra, Kyle Peterson, Jaymee Sire Game 15: Mexico vs. Japan, 5 p.m. (ESPN) Announcers: Flemming, Aaron Boone, Belisle, Castro Game 16: South Carolina vs. Pennsylvania, 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Announcers: Ravech, Garciaparra, Peterson, Sire
  • The Legendary Bugatti Airplane Makes its First Flight Ever

    08/23/2015 10:33:29 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 23, 2015 | Zach Doell
    The Bugatti name—synonymous with stylish lines and impressive performance—has graced the flanks of auto icons such as the Type 57 Atalante, Veyron, and the EB110 supercar. Interestingly enough, company founder Ettore Bugatti didn’t stick to just road-based vehicles. In the late 1930s, Bugatti teamed up with Belgian aeronautical engineer Louis de Monge to create the Bugatti 100P—a racing plane intended to break world speed records and compete in the 1939 Coupe Deutsch de la Meurthe air race. With a projected top speed of 500 mph, it looked to be a clear favorite, however it never flew, ever. As the Germany...
  • Americans Who Stopped Train Attack to Speak in Paris

    08/23/2015 8:43:50 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 44 replies
    ABC news ^ | 23 Aug 2015 | DAVID CHIU and EMILY SHAPIRO
    Three Americans who helped take down an alleged gunman aboard a train bound for Paris will speak today from the home of the U.S. ambassador to France. Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler will speak to the media a day before being received by French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace.