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  • Gov. Scott Walker, Mayor Tom Barrett: Call a summit on crime

    04/26/2015 10:06:05 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 26 apr 2015
    In a series of meetings in recent days, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Edward Flynn have challenged state and community leaders to launch a conversation to address the gun violence that has hammered some of the city's most troubled neighborhoods this spring. With 46 homicides as of Friday (a 170% increase over last year), violence has reached a level that no one in the city — or the state — should tolerate. Barrett and Flynn make a good point. We think Flynn has a sound targeted, data-driven strategy that can and has worked, at least until this spring,...
  • David Hemenway: The science on guns is settled (barf alert) s

    04/26/2015 10:01:31 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 9 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 26 apr 2015 | David Hemenway
    After the Sandy Hook tragedy, reporters often called me to ask for information on firearms. They wanted to know whether strong gun laws reduced homicide rates (I said they did); and, conversely, whether permissive gun laws lowered crime rates overall (I said they did not). I discovered that in their news articles journalists would write that I said one thing while some other firearms researcher said the opposite. This “he said, she said” reporting annoyed me, because I knew that the scientific evidence was on my side. After the Sandy Hook tragedy, reporters often called me to ask for information...
  • CNN To Viewers: Check Twitter If You Want The News So Bad

    04/25/2015 9:39:09 PM PDT · by absentee · 29 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/25/15 | Caleb Howe
    http://youtu.be/AWpDxX5uDuU Twitter started buzzing just before the President spoke at tonight's White House Correspondents Dinner, claiming that CNN was telling their viewers who wanted the news, particularly about the rioting in Baltimore, that they could totally get that news. From, you know, Twitter. CNN Political Commentator Errol Louis addresses the elephant on the computer screen. "This is always about choices, right? I mean you know, you have to make a decision, what are you gonna do with this two hours of time. And we, you know, CNN made it's decisions, and is sticking to it's plan and so forth," says...
  • University of Arkansas Student Reportedly Arrested for Lying About Alleged Sexual Assault

    04/25/2015 8:01:46 AM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies
    collegeinsurrection.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Are the tides finally turning on those that falsely claim ‘sexual assault’? According to Arkansas Matters: U of A Student Arrested for Lying About Sexual Assault FAYETTEVILLE, AR (KNWA) – Police arrested 20-year-old Lindsey Sweetin Thursday for filing a false police report about a sexual assault she originally said happened in the Harmon Parking garage on the University of Arkansas campus. According to a police report, on March 8, Sweetin’s brother called the University of Arkansas Police Department to report that his sister had been sexually assaulted in the garage on March 5. When police interviewed Lindsey Sweetin, she told...
  • New Orbital ATK paint job for Pegasus carrier jet

    04/24/2015 1:41:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    SPACEFLIGHT NOW ^ | Justin Ray
    The aircraft that air-launches the Pegasus rocket has been repainted with new livery to mark the recent corporate merge that formed Orbital ATK. The L-1011 jet, named Stargazer, carries the light-class Pegasus launchers to an altitude of 39,000 feet and releases the booster to fire into space. Pegasus has flown 42 times and the 32 using the XL version. The rocket weighs 51,000 pounds, stretches 55 feet long and is comprised of three solid-fueled stages for boosting small satellites into orbit. Launches have occurred from California, Virginia, Florida, the Canary Islands and the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Stargazer...
  • Attorney general to bid farewell after 6-year tenure

    04/24/2015 1:14:36 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 38 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder bids farewell to the Justice Department after six years as the nation's top law enforcement official. Holder is set to address employees at an afternoon ceremony. A tribute video with appearances by his wife, President Barack Obama and members of Congress will be shown. In it, Holder describes an "emotional attachment" to the Justice Department and describes efforts to protect civil rights, prosecute terror suspects in federal court and change the criminal justice system.
  • Magma expanse under Yellowstone supervolcano more vast than thought

    04/24/2015 10:34:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 4/24/2015 | Ben Brumfield
    As tourists stroll between Yellowstone's 300 active geysers, taking selfies in front of thousands of bubbling, boiling mud pots and hissing steam vents, they are treading on one of the planet's greatest time bombs. The park is a supervolcano so enormous, it has puzzled geophysicists for decades, but now a research group, using seismic technology to scan its depths, have made a bombshell discovery. Yellowstone's magma reserves are many magnitudes greater than previously thought, say scientists from the University of Utah. Underneath the national park's attractions and walking paths is enough hot rock to fill the Grand Canyon nearly 14...
  • ‘Hypocrisy Much?’: See the ‘Ironic’ Earth Day Tweet Bill Nye Is Being Heavily Criticized for Online

    04/23/2015 10:06:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Bill Nye was heavily skewered online Tuesday evening after revealing his plans for an Earth Day event.The popular science educator tweeted that he plans to “catch an #EarthDay flight on Air Force One” Wednesday with President Barack Obama.“We’re going to #ActOnClimate,” he added. Heading down to DC to catch an #EarthDay flight on Air Force One tomorrow with the President. We're going to #ActOnClimate. — Bill Nye (@BillNye) April 21, 2015 Individuals were quick to criticize Nye for flying on a 747 in an effort to save the Earth and rescue the environment. Hypocrisy much? MT @BillNye: Heading to DC...
  • Clinton Foundation Caught Straight-Up Lying To New York Times Reporter

    04/23/2015 9:55:08 PM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 23, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    The video can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cbOe90AUmUIn a preview of Fox News’ upcoming special on the allegations that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traded political favors for donations to the Clinton Foundation, The New York Times reporter Jo Becker revealed that the Clintons straight-up lied to her about whether Bill Clinton had attended a key meeting. One of the revelations in the Times piece is that Bill Clinton played a key role in the insuring acquisition of key uranium mines from the Kazakh state-owned uranium mining company Kazatomprom to Canadian millionaire Frank Giustra. After the transaction, Giustra gave over $30...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 24 April 2015

    04/23/2015 5:56:26 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 162 replies
    April 23, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea,or maybe a tall brew? Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our...
  • Germany’s Small Towns Feel the Cost of Europe’s Migrant Crisis

    04/23/2015 8:20:04 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/22/15 | Alison Smale
    VORRA, Germany — Even as European officials struggle with an unrelenting tide of migrants trying to enter the Continent, tranquil villages like this one in a picture-book valley in northern Bavaria are coping with the legions who have already arrived. It is here, as much as on the choppy seas of the Mediterranean, that Europe’s latest migration crisis is playing out. With the federal authorities expecting a flood of newcomers — an estimated 300,000 will apply for asylum in Germany this year, after 200,000 in 2014 — places like Vorra, population 1,000, are struggling to make room for those who...
  • Netanyahu: The IDF is a response to regional threats [Zech 12]

    04/23/2015 8:07:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 1 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/20/2015 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    Israel has a right to use its military to defend itself against regional threats, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday as he continued his diplomatic battle to stop Russian-made arms from flowing into the hands of Israel’s enemies. “The meaning of independence, in my view, is, first of all, the ability to defend yourself,” Netanyahu before he met with the IDF General Staff. “To the growing threats around us we have a response, which is found in this room. I rely on you, chief-of-staff, and I rely on the IDF. The people of Israel rely on you.” Publicly, Netanyahu...
  • Former SS guard: 'I couldn't imagine' Jews leaving Auschwitz alive [Deut 28, Matt 24]

    04/23/2015 7:42:28 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 49 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 4/23/2015 | Staff
    A former Auschwitz guard being tried on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder has testified that it was clear to him Jews were not expected to leave the camp in Nazi-occupied Poland alive. "I couldn't imagine that" happening, former SS Sgt. Oskar Groening told the Lueneburg state court on Thursday during the third day of his trial, the DPA news agency reported. The 93-year-old's answer came in response to a question from attorneys representing Auschwitz survivors who have joined the trial as co-plaintiffs, as allowed under German law...
  • Vodka truck ends up in tree after crash on I-95 video

    04/23/2015 5:40:27 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    WOKV ^ | 04/23/15 | COLE HEATH
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Road crews spent hours cutting a delivery truck out of a tree Wednesday afternoon. The truck came down next to the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the Old St. Augustine Road exit near Baptist Medical Center South.
  • Gifts to Hillary Clinton’s Family Charity Are Scrutinized in Wake of Book[uranium for Russian donor]

    04/23/2015 12:59:42 AM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | April 22, 2015 | James V. Grimaldi, Rebecca Ballhaus and Peter Nicholas
    Hillary Clinton’s State Department was part of a panel that approved the sale of one of America’s largest uranium mines at the same time a foundation controlled by the seller’s chairman was making donations to a Clinton family charity, records reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show. The $610 million sale of 51% of Uranium One to a unit of Rosatom, Russia’s state nuclear agency, was approved in 2010 by a U.S. federal committee that assesses the security implications of foreign investments. The State Department, which Mrs. Clinton then ran, is one of its members. Between 2008 and 2012, the...
  • The latest downward slide for Girl Scouts: 'Girl' is now optional

    04/22/2015 7:30:19 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Charles Butts
    A traditional values leader is exposing the Girl Scouts for its continued move toward far-left causes. The latest announcement, says Linda Harvey of Mission America, is that little boys from kindergarten through high school can join the Girl Scouts, if the boy considers himself a girl. "In other words, he calls the shots," Harvey says of young males. "He is the one that determines the rights and privacy of authentic girls." Regarding transgender youth, the website for the Scouts states that if a boy is recognized as living as a girl, "then Girl Scouts is an organization that can serve...
  • Facebook DOES collect the text you decided against posting

    04/22/2015 5:41:37 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 48 replies
    information-age.com ^ | April 8, 2015 | Ben Rossi
    Facebook collects all content that is typed into its website, even if it is not posted, a tech consultant has discovered.
  • Automakers Say You Don’t Really Own Your Car

    04/22/2015 4:37:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 95 replies
    EFF is fighting for vehicle owners’ rights to inspect the code that runs their vehicles and to repair and modify their vehicles, or have a mechanic of their choice do the work. At the moment, the anti-circumvention prohibition in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act arguably restricts vehicle inspection, repair, and modification. If EFF is successful then vehicle owners will be free to inspect and tinker, as long as they don’t run afoul of other regulations, such as those governing vehicle emissions, safety, or copyright law. Most of the automakers operating in the US filed opposition comments through trade associations, along...
  • MSBNC's Toure has the taxman on his case [four MSNBC hosts are tax cheaters]

    04/22/2015 1:28:17 PM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    And he’s just one of the network’s four tax scofflaws Touré Neblett, co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle, owes more than $59,000 in taxes, according to public records reviewed by National Review. In September 2013, New York issued a state tax warrant to Neblett and his wife, Rita Nakouzi, for $46,862.68. Six months later, the state issued an additional warrant to the couple for $12,849.87. In January 2014, Neblett tweeted, “Regressive taxation & tax-avoidance & union crushing & the financial corruption of legislation has fueled inequality more than hard work.” In 2012, he also criticized Republican politicians, saying they were “all...
  • If You Crave an Apple Watch, You Probably Voted for Obama

    04/22/2015 12:46:47 PM PDT · by JOAT · 109 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | 4-15-2015 | Dan Tynan
    Just over six percent of Americans plan to buy an Apple Watch this year, according to an online poll of 1,829 US adults conducted by Reuters/Ipsos. If accurate, that means Apple could sell as many as 15 million Watches this year, or more than double the total number of smartwatches sold by all manufacturers in 2014. Who are these Watch watchers? Reuter’s interactive polling tool offers an in-depth and occasionally surprising look at the demographics. According to this poll, Apple Watch fans are democratic leaning and college educated, largely male, but not necessarily Caucasian. They own their own homes and...
  • Here’s How to Download and Delete What Google Search Knows About You

    04/22/2015 12:03:08 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 36 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | April 21, 2015 | Daniel Howley
    Have you ever what Google Search really knows about you? Well, now you can check, as Google has added a new feature that lets you view and download your entire search history. Yep. Everything.
  • Obama: People Need Perspective; There’s Less Violence Around The World Than 40 Years Ago...?

    04/22/2015 10:29:01 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 73 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 04/21/15 | Daniel Bassali
    President Obama said he wanted Americans to gain perspective and be thankful there is less violence now than there was during the Cold War. Obama predicted Islam’s process to rid itself of extremism would be a “generational project,” he said in an interview with Chris Matthews. “I remind people that, you know, there actually is probably less war and less violence around the world today than there might have been 30, 40 years ago. It doesn’t make it any less painful but things can get better,” Obama said. The president set a high standard for himself: at least the United...
  • ‘WE WILL KILL!! STRAIGHT UP!!’ – Black protesters take over CNN, curse on-air in Baltimore

    04/22/2015 5:38:25 AM PDT · by blueyon · 107 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 4/21/15 | soopermexican
    "‘WE WILL KILL!! STRAIGHT UP!!’ – Black protesters take over CNN, curse on-air in Baltimore (Video)" The terrible case of Freddie Gray is once again being litigated in the streets instead of the courts, and the anger boiled over into a CNN broadcast when protesters started cursing on air and finished with the threat, “we WILL KILL! Straight up!” Watch below, there is a lot of explicit language:
  • Family announcement: Steve Byrnes passes away at age 56

    04/21/2015 7:49:37 PM PDT · by Yogafist · 14 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | FOX Sports
    Mr. Steven Patrick Byrnes, age 56, of Fort Mill, S.C., went to be with the Lord on April 21, 2015.
  • The music director became a US citizen. Then they did this to him …

    04/21/2015 7:05:03 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 11 replies
    slippedisc ^ | April 21, 2105 | Norman Lebrecht
    Rogue Valley Symphony surprised recently naturalized American citizen, Music Director Martin Majkut, with a surreptitiously planned & rehearsed audience-flag-waving rendition of “God Bless America” at their concert in Ashland, OR on April 17, 2015. Kudos to organizer Tom O’Rourke & tip of the cap to arranger Bruce Dresser.
  • Pennsylvania high schoolers wear matching flannel, hang hateful posters on ‘Anti-Gay Day'

    04/21/2015 5:43:43 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/21/15 | MEG WAGNER
    Pennsylvania high schoolers wear matching flannel, hang hateful posters on ‘Anti-Gay Day' A band of Pennsylvania high schoolers in matching flannel shirts slapped hateful poster on gay students’ lockers and drafted a “lynch list” to mark their self-concocted “Anti-Gay Day,” students said.
  • The U.S. Constitution Actually Bans Hillary’s Foreign Government Payola [only 15% spent on charity]

    04/21/2015 11:45:48 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 2, 2015 | Sean Davis
    The Washington Post reported last week that the tax-exempt foundation run by Bill and Hillary Clinton accepted money from seven foreign governments while Hillary served as U.S. Secretary of State (it’s unclear how much foreign money the organization accepted while Hillary was a U.S. Senator). Super shady, right? It’s worse than that, though, because Article I, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution actually bans foreign payola for U.S. officials.The constitutional ban on foreign cash payments to U.S. officials is known as the Emoluments Clause and originated from Article VI of the Articles of Confederation. The purpose of the clause was...
  • Does Hillary Clinton Suffer From ‘Uh-huh’ Syndrome?

    04/21/2015 11:32:07 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 48 replies
    DAILY CALLER ^ | April 20, 2015 | DEREK HUNTER
    The room was set up for the TV cameras, a U-shaped table set up with an open end opposite the candidate and “the boss” of the company for the best angle. The video caught the question and answer session, as it was meant to. But the microphones caught something more. The candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, sat with six “everyday Americans” at a factory that makes toys and furniture for children and answered their questions on subjects ranging from the economy to Social Security. During the questions and answers, the microphones captured what appears to be a...
  • Madonna Praises Margaret Thatcher, Upsets Many, Then Deletes Post

    04/21/2015 11:05:28 AM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    Billboard ^ | April 21, 2015 | Lars Brandle
    Madonna has built a blazing career on self-promotion, good timing and aligning herself with the brightest sparks just as they're blowing up. Sometimes she gets it horribly wrong. The Queen of Pop found herself under a wave of criticism after she shared a picture of the late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher from her Instagram account, captioned with the Iron Lady’s famous quote from 1989: "If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing." Madonna On New 'Rebellious and Romantic' Music, Demo Leaks, 'Possibly' Crashing the...
  • Illegal immigrant accused of raping 10-year-old girl in Kenner

    04/21/2015 11:01:58 AM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    WGNO ^ | April 20, 2015 | Tanya Sinkovits
    KENNER, La. (WGNO) – A man living in Kenner has been charged with three counts of aggravated rape against a 10-year-old girl after the victim was seen in a video claiming they “made love,” police said. The mother of the girl found the cell phone video on Thursday, April 16, 2015. It was recorded by her daughter. On it, the victim alleged that she and her mother’s boyfriend had “made love” three times. After confronting her daughter, police said the 10-year-old victim told her mother it happened in their bedroom. 25-year-old Hermes Rivera admitted to police that he had sex...
  • Liquid armour is now a thing, and it stops bullets better than Kevlar

    04/21/2015 8:48:47 AM PDT · by stickandrudder · 43 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 10 APR 2015 | FIONA MACDONALD
    Researchers in Poland have developed a liquid that’s super-light and flexible... until you shoot a bullet at it that is. Upon impact, their specially designed 'shear-thickening fluid', or STF, turns into a solid that's reportedly not just more comfortable than Kevlar - the most widely used material in bulletproof armour - but also offers even better protection against bullets and other projectiles. Created by the Moratex Institute of Security Technologies, the liquid is what's known as a non-Newtonian fluid. Unlike regular Newtonian fluids like water, which only change their structure according to temperature or pressure fluctuations, non-Newtonian fluids change their...
  • Passing airplane may have unloaded used toilet paper all over Pa. town

    04/21/2015 8:11:26 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 45 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | 04/21/2015 | John Luciew
    You'll have to excuse the people of West Pittston, Pa., for feeling dumped on and a little crappy right about now. This, because some town's folk awoke Monday to find toilet paper and plastic littering their yards in Luzerne County. Now, no less than the Federal Aviation Administration is investigating whether the debris came from a plane passing overhead. WNEP-TV reports that debris fell onto several properties, including that of Tori Viccica, whose freshly mulched yard was turned into a landfill by the trash and toilet paper.
  • Hillary Clinton crushes Republican rivals in new poll (Mega Barf Alert or Goodbye America!)

    04/21/2015 7:39:53 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 57 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 04/20/15 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — If the presidential election were held today, it wouldn’t even be close. Hillary Clinton is crushing her potential Republican rivals by double digits in a new CNN/ORC International poll. The Republicans’ best showing is by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who trails the former senator and secretary of state by 14 points. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who hasn’t declared his candidacy yet, lags Clinton by 17 points. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are each 19 points behind Clinton. Rubio and Paul have declared their candidacies, but Christie hasn’t said he’ll run....
  • U.S. cracks down on female teachers who sexually abuse students

    04/21/2015 7:16:28 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/21/15 | By Barbara Goldberg
    A "Saturday Night Live" skit about a male student having sex with his female high school teacher painted the relationship as every teen boy's dream, but drew a firestorm of criticism on social media. The reaction to the comedy sketch reflected a growing view among law enforcement and victims' advocacy groups that it is no laughing matter when a woman educator preys on her male students. In U.S. schools last year, almost 800 school employees were prosecuted for sexual assault, nearly a third of them women. The proportion of women facing charges seems to be higher than in years past,...
  • Surgeon general tells Elmo: Get vaccinated [Prov 22:3]

    04/20/2015 12:02:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/20/2015 | PAIGE WINFIELD CUNNINGHAM
    Getting vaccinated will feel only like a pinch, the U.S. surgeon general assured Sesame Street's "Elmo" character last week. The California measles outbreak is officially over, but Surgeon General Vivek Murthy urged Elmo to get vaccinated in a video released by the Obama administration Friday. "It's my job to make sure everyone stays healthy," Murthy tells Elmo in the video."Get all your vaccinations in time" to stay healthy, he continued. "Don't worry, Elmo, it's just a little pinch and it's safe. And tell all your friends on Sesame Street to get vaccinated too..."
  • New Roadkill Map Finds California 'Ring of Death'

    04/20/2015 8:56:40 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/20/15 | Becky Oskin
    Northern California's car-clogged freeways run through thousands of acres of protected wetlands, creating a "ring of death" east of San Francisco, according to an ongoing study. Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have plotted some 29,000 reports of roadkill to identify the most hazardous roadways for the state's wildlife. The volunteer reports, collected over the past five years, cover more than 40 percent of California's highways and roads. Tracking roadside carcasses may sound odd, but the endeavor can reduce deaths for both drivers and wildlife, the scientists said. For instance, the study found many hotspots where animals are repeatedly...
  • Kim Jong-Un climbs North Korea's highest mountain

    04/20/2015 5:52:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 81 replies
    Kim Jong-Un has climbed the highest mountain in North Korea, state-run media claims.
  • By one measure, Hillary earned more than America's top 10 CEOs [but Hillary says they are overpaid]

    04/19/2015 11:31:27 AM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 19, 2015 | Mark Tapscott |
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is drawing a populist bead on lavish Wall Street pay packages as she revs up her march to the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but in some respects the fat-per-speech fee she can charge puts her far ahead of the top 10 highest-paid American CEOs."I think it's fair to say that if you look across the country, the deck is stacked in favor of those already at the top. There's something wrong when CEOs make 300 times more than the American worker...," Clinton said during her first campaign swing last week at an Iowa community college....
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    04/19/2015 10:26:12 AM PDT · by Faith · 13 replies
    April 19, 2015 | Faith
    There is none holy as the Lord; for there is none besides Thee; neither is there any rock like our God. I Samuel 2:2
  • Due process on campus needs a congressional champion

    04/18/2015 10:05:07 PM PDT · by yuffy · 2 replies
    Washingtonexaminer ^ | APRIL 16, 2015 | BY ASHE SCHOW
    It's a sad day in America when due process rights granted in the Constitution need protection, but here we are. On college campuses across the country, students — particularly male students — are learning the hard way that they have little if any due process rights should they ever be accused of sexual assault. Indeed, an accusation is all that's needed to destroy or severely alter their future. The reason for this comes from the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, which has reinterpreted Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to view sexual assault as a form...
  • Feds drop almost half million dollars to study 'first penetrative' gay encounter

    04/18/2015 5:13:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 65 replies
    Examiner ^ | 4/17/15 | Timothy Whiteman
    Between the shrimp on a treadmill study and then the IRS's Star Trek-themed training films, there have been more than a few cries of outrage from taxpayers fed-up with their hard earned dollars seemingly wasted on hyper-frivolous reports and projects, the federal government doesn't seem to have gotten the message. Case in point would be the article published by The Washington Free Beacon on April 17, 2015, which details the government dropping nearly a half million dollars to study the levels of sexual satisfaction for men after their first "penetrative same-sex experience." With the impressive project title of FIRST AND...
  • Prank Gone Horribly Wrong – Concealed Carrier Pulls Gun on Prankster

    04/18/2015 11:42:18 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 67 replies
    Buzzpo ^ | Jul 26, 2104 | Eric Reed
    On March 24th the YouTube channel “Model Pranksters” elected to upload the following video to their channel, and it becomes a prank gone horribly wrong. They apparently thought it would be a wise idea to travel to Kentucky, dress up as the murderer from the “Scream” movies, hide in the darkness, pop out with what appears to be a rifle, and point it at innocent people. Watch what happens when he chooses the wrong guy to scare, and then nearly wets himself. I wish I could say I laughed at that video while watching it, but I didn’t. Frankly I...
  • The New Inquisition

    04/18/2015 9:36:42 AM PDT · by yuffy · 11 replies
    Jewishworldreview ^ | Published April 14, 2015 | By Thomas Sowell
    How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it. But how many people today can stop looking at their electronic devices long enough to even think about such things? Meanwhile, attempts to shut down people whose free speech interferes with other people's political agendas go on, with remarkably little notice, much less outrage. The Internal Revenue Service's targeting the tax-exempt status of conservative groups is just one of these attempts to fight political battles by shutting up the opposition, rather than answering them. Another insidious attempt to...
  • Ben Affleck Pressured PBS to Edit Out Slave-Owning Grandfather in Ancestry Doc

    04/17/2015 5:02:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 135 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-17 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Ben Affleck asked the producers of PBS’ Finding Your Roots television show to edit out details of an ancestor who owned slaves, according to a Sony internal email exchange leaked this week. In an email sent to Sony CEO Michael Lynton shortly before the show’s second season premiere, Harvard professor and Finding Your Roots host Henry Louis Gates Jr. wrote that an unnamed “megastar” had asked producers to “edit out something about one of his ancestors – the fact that he owned slaves.”
  • 10th Annual Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth: Words Matter [Luke 17]

    04/17/2015 3:19:25 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    IowaSafeSchools.org ^ | 4/2015 | Nate Monson, Executive Director, Iowa Safe Schools
    On April 3rd, Iowa Safe Schools held our 10th Annual Iowa Governors Conference on LGBTQ Youth. The event hosted over 1,000 attendees including students, college-aged youth, educators, parents, faith leaders, mental health providers, and more who care about the well-being of LGBTQ students in our state. This year’s speakers included the former Prime Minister of Iceland and first out head of government in the modern era - Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir; the first out WWE Superstar Darren Young; and Abbe Land the CEO of The Trevor Project which is a national LGBTQ youth suicide prevention hotline. Our conference provides the only opportunity...
  • Citi Economist Says It Might Be Time to Abolish Cash [Zech 5]

    04/17/2015 2:48:36 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    YaLibnan ^ | 4/17/2015 | Staff
    The world's central banks have a problem. When economic conditions worsen, they react by reducing interest rates in order to stimulate the economy. But, as has happened across the world in recent years, there comes a point where those central banks run out of room to cut — they can bring interest rates to zero, but reducing them further below that is fraught with problems, the biggest of which is cash in the economy. In a new piece, Citi's Willem Buiter looks at this problem, which is known as the effective lower bound (ELB) on nominal interest rates. Fundamentally, the...
  • Students at Pittsburgh-area school allegedly organize “Anti-Gay Day”

    04/17/2015 12:54:19 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 29 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | uncredited
    A Pittsburgh-area school district is investigating allegations of harassment involving students. Several parents and students from McGuffey High School in Washington County have reached out to Channel 11 News voicing concern about a so-called “Anti-Gay Day” allegedly organized by some students. A group of students allegedly spread the news that if they were “Anti-Gay,” they were to wear a flannel shirt and write “Anti-Gay” on their hands. Below is a statement from Dr. Erica Kolat, the superintendent of McGuffey School District. “Yesterday afternoon, April 16, 2015, allegations of harassment were brought to the attention of our administration. McGuffey School District,...
  • A Bush-Rubio ticket? Improbable but not impossible

    04/17/2015 7:11:40 AM PDT · by South40 · 53 replies
    CSM (Yahoo) ^ | 16 APR 2015 | Linda Feldmann
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio are both from Florida and could make for an effective GOP ticket. But the Constitution makes things tricky. When political handicappers blue-sky about the 2016 GOP presidential ticket, they generally rule out an all-Florida ticket – former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio. There are constitutional reasons that make it complicated but not impossible. And in some ways, a Bush-Rubio ticket may make sense. Let’s start with the positives: In a competitive presidential race, the Republicans cannot win without winning Florida. It’s the third most populous state in the country, with...
  • The National Sheriffs Association and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS/PETA)

    04/17/2015 6:56:59 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 2 replies
    National Sheriffs Association Web Site ^ | 17 April 2015 | R. Weaver
    NSA's [National Sheriffs Association] Partnership with the Humane Society of the United States NSA would like to respond to a recent email message you may have received regarding the National Sheriffs’ Association’s partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Please be advised we have looked into the writer’s allegations against the Humane Society and have found them to be misleading and inaccurate. The lawsuit described in the email began in the early 2000s and recently reached a settlement after 14 years in the legal system. The HSUS was named in the settlement described because they merged with...
  • ESPN suspends reporter after ugly parking-lot rant

    04/16/2015 7:01:33 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 86 replies
    New York Post ^ | 16 Apr 2015 | Mark W. Sanchez and Justin Terranova
    ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry for one week, hours after a video surfaced of the reporter dressing down a parking lot attendant in brutally ugly fashion. “I’m in the news, sweetheart, I will f—–g sue this place,” McHenry, a Washington-based reporter, says as the video opens. McHenry vented about getting her car towed in a since-deleted tweet (as caught and saved by ARL Now) on April 6, and that was the cause of her frustration. (snip) The video, which appeared on LiveLeak, shows McHenry relentlessly mocking the clerk in a nasty attack, bouncing from jabs at her intelligence to insults...