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  • 5-year-old Michigan girls donate hair for children with cancer

    12/22/2014 2:13:08 PM PST · by workerbee
    Fox ^ | 12/22/14
    A trio of 5-year-olds in Michigan is teaming up to help children with cancer this holiday season by donating their hair. Ava, Sari and Jenna, all friends who live in the Keego Harbor, Mich. area, went to get their locks chopped for charity without any coaxing from their parents.
  • Al Sharpton: The Next NYPD Police Commissioner?

    12/22/2014 2:06:46 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 3 replies
    The Root ^ | December 22, 2014 | STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR.
    A fake New York Police Department ID has been making the rounds on social media—and reportedly among NYPD officers—showing the Rev. Al Sharpton as the police commissioner.
  • Actually, Raising [grass fed] Beef Is Good for the Planet

    12/22/2014 10:26:23 AM PST · by grundle · 29 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | December 19, 2014 | Nicolette Hahn Niman
    Despite environmentalists’ worries, cattle don’t guzzle water or cause hunger—and can help fight climate change People who advocate eating less beef often argue that producing it hurts the environment. Cattle, we are told, have an outsize ecological footprint: They guzzle water, trample plants and soils, and consume precious grains that should be nourishing hungry humans. Lately, critics have blamed bovine burps, flatulence and even breath for climate change. As a longtime vegetarian and environmental lawyer, I once bought into these claims. But now, after more than a decade of living and working in the business—my husband, Bill, founded Niman Ranch...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/21/2014 9:54:09 AM PST · by Faith · 18 replies
    December 21, 2014 | Faith
    Every valley shall be exalted, and every hill be made low; .and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain; and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.Isaiah 40: 4-5
  • For de Blasio, Attack Comes Amid Tension Over Police

    12/21/2014 3:18:04 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 48 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 20 Dec 14 | MATT FLEGENHEIMER
    Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke in sober terms at a news conference on Saturday at Woodhull Hospital after two police officers were shot and killed in Brooklyn. It is the sequence that every mayor dreads: the ominous report, the scramble to the hospital and the confirmation that, yes, an attack against the police has proved fatal. But for Mayor Bill de Blasio, the tragedy on Saturday — when two police officers were shot and killed in an ambush in Brooklyn, according to the authorities — arrived at a particularly trying moment, amid an already fractious relationship with the police. Police...
  • Reports: Emanuel’s Son Robbed Outside Family’s Lakeview Home

    12/20/2014 11:34:17 AM PST · by W. · 71 replies
    CBS Chicago via Drudgereport ^ | 20 Dec 2014 | Mike Krauser
    (CBS) – The teenage son of Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the victim of a robbery outside the mayor’s Lakeview home Friday night, according to the Chicago Sun Times. Police were called to the 4200 block of North Hermitage at 10:05 p.m. Friday for a report of a robbery on the street where there would normally already be a police presence.
  • LISTEN to Marco Rubio’s fantastic interview with Mark Levin on Cuba

    12/20/2014 6:32:41 AM PST · by Perdogg · 35 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 12.19.14
    Marco Rubio was on with Mark Levin tonight to talk Cuba and gave the best interview I’ve heard yet on Cuba from anyone. One of my favorite parts was where he listed four of five reasons why Obama’s new policy toward Cuba won’t help the Cuban people, one being based on how Cuba’s economy is set up so that 90% of all money in Cuba gets taken by the military because nothing is privately owned. Rubio is really quite impressive in his knowledge of Cuba.
  • Why do you MANSPREAD? Woman with her tape measure confronts splay-legged men on the subway...

    12/20/2014 2:57:36 AM PST · by Islander7 · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | By Mail Online Reporter
    Full Title: Why do you MANSPREAD? Woman with her tape measure confronts splay-legged men on the subway about the space they consume It is a gripe that frustrates subway riders daily: men with their legs splayed. So one woman decided to confront male commuters about the amount of space they consume. The investigation comes a month before New York City's MTA launches a campaign targeting 'manspreaders'.
  • Sony ignored security evaluation before GOP [Guardians of Peace] hack, more data coming

    12/20/2014 1:18:13 AM PST · by Spktyr · 43 replies
    Electronista ^ | Sun December 14, 2014 | Electronista Staff
    'Christmas dump' incoming with more 'interesting' Sony Pictures data Months before the hacker intrusion on Sony Pictures' network, analyst firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) performed an analysis on the company's security, and found it lacking. More than 100 devices were found to be unmonitored by corporate security following an incomplete transition from a private security firm to an in-house team. As a result, any Sony response to network intrusion would be, in the words of the auditors, "slow, fragmented, and incomplete, if it would even happen at all." However, corrective actions proposed by PWC seemingly went undone, which left the doors to...
  • Government Check Dad [one minute video]

    12/19/2014 4:25:17 PM PST · by grundle · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 20, 2013 | Aaron Clarey
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEUvdREeSmE
  • Prayers requested for Sheila Robinson [Updte #201, 255, 287, 319]

    12/19/2014 11:17:29 AM PST · by JustAmy · 344 replies
    12-19-2014 | JustAmy
    Graphic by MamaBear
  • State Dept: U.S. Nukes Down 85%, From 31,255 to 4,804

    12/19/2014 8:18:55 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 95 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | December 19, 2014 | JERYL BIER
    'We Still Have More Work To Do'' The State Department's Rose Gottemoeller, under secretary for arms control and international security, spoke at the Brookings Institution Thursday where she reaffirmed the United States' "unassailable" commitment to putting the nuclear weapons genie back in the bottle. Gottemoeller told the attendees at the Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative-sponsored event that "the U.S. commitment to achieving the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons is unassailable." She went on to note that the nation's stockpile of active weapons is down 85 percent from maximum cold war levels, falling to 4,804 in 2013...
  • First cougar seen in Kentucky since the Civil War is promptly shot dead

    12/19/2014 5:41:58 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 132 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 18, 2014 | Josh Gardner
    A Fish and Wildlife official near Paris, Kentucky responded to the call about a young male mountain lion in a tree and though it best to 'dispatch it.' Once native to the state, cougars have not been spotted there since before the Civil War. An agency spokesman said, 'it seemed to be in very healthy condition' and that shooting it was the proper course of action An examination of a mountain lion killed by a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife official has found that it was a 125-pound male that appeared to be young and healthy.[CLIP]
  • Ex-'Sons of Guns' star Will Hayden indicted on rape charges

    12/18/2014 6:57:53 PM PST · by South40 · 63 replies
    FoxNews (MSN) ^ | 18 DEC 2014
    Former “Sons of Guns” star Will Hayden was indicted on Wednesday in East Baton Rouge Parish on three counts of rape, according to The Times-Picayune. The 49-year-old former reality star was memorably charged with aggravated rape and forcible rape back in September after he was accused of raping his daughter almost daily beginning when she was 11 years old.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 19 December 2014

    12/18/2014 5:57:25 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 102 replies
    December 18, 2014 | 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, conversation and music. and even cocoa.Got that shopping done?Got presents wrapped?Decorations done? No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a drink and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay....
  • US announces protections for transgender workers

    12/18/2014 4:25:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 18, 2014 6:20 PM EST
    The Justice Department is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender people, according to a memo released Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder. That means the Justice Department will be able to bring legal claims on behalf of people who say they’ve been discriminated against by state and local public employers based on sex identity. In defending lawsuits, the federal government also will no longer take the position that Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act, which bans sex discrimination, does not protect against workplace discrimination on the basis of gender status. …
  • TEAM COSBY’S MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

    12/18/2014 3:51:04 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 11 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 12/18/14 | Lloyd Grove
    “I’ve been in contact with Cosby’s team for about three and a half weeks and I got the feeling that there was a lot of internal turmoil,” said Stacy Brown, the freelancer who got the brief exclusive interview with the comedian, simply by dialing his home number in Massachusetts, and wrote it for the New York Post. “When you talk to them, you get the distinct impression that there are some who really wanted him to talk and other people who were adamantly opposed to him talking to the media. It just seems like there’s this huge war going on...
  • Bill Cosby is under full-scale police investigation after series of women tell detectives

    12/18/2014 3:06:52 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/18/14
    Several more women who claim to have been sexually assaulted by comedy legend Bill Cosby have come forward sparking a ‘definitive open investigation’ by Los Angeles Police Department, a lawyer for one of the victims has told Daily Mail online. The new victims claim to have been subjected to sex attacks by Cosby but have asked to remain anonymous. Significantly, in another blow for the star, it is believed a number of the latest raft of allegations fall within the statute of limitations meaning he can be prosecuted if enough evidence is found.
  • Artificial Intelligence Isn’t a Threat—Yet

    12/18/2014 2:38:44 PM PST · by presidio9 · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 11, 2014 | Gary Marcus
    “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” —Stephen Hawking, Dec. 2 Does artificial intelligence threaten our species, as the cosmologist Stephen Hawking recently suggested? Is the development of AI like “summoning the demon,” as tech pioneer Elon Musk told an audience at MIT in October? Will smart machines supersede or even annihilate humankind? As a cognitive scientist and founder of a new startup that focuses on “machine learning,” I think about these questions nearly every day. But let’s not panic. “Superintelligent” machines won’t be arriving soon. Computers today are good at narrow tasks...
  • Famous Today, Forgotten Tomorrow (We've forgotten Hope & Crosby. Will we forget the Beatles?)

    12/18/2014 2:10:08 PM PST · by presidio9 · 127 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 9, 2014 | Jim Fusilli
    Tributes to two of the most famous American entertainers of the 20th century serve as a reminder of how fame flees. The entertainers are Bing Crosby and Bob Hope; the reminders are the documentary “American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered,” which had its premiere last week (and will run again on Dec. 26 ) on PBS, and “Hope: Entertainer of the Century,” a new biography by Richard Zoglin. Neither Crosby nor Hope have much cachet with contemporary consumers of art and culture, but the accounts of their careers make convincing cases that their contributions still influence their respective fields, even if...
  • Misspelled sign may have cost high school principal her job

    12/18/2014 1:51:48 PM PST · by grundle · 55 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | December 18, 2014 | Dylan Stableford
    A principal has been reassigned after a misspelled sign was displayed for more than a week outside a New Jersey public high school. The message on the sign above the entryway to Paterson’s Public School Number 20 included three mistakes: December was spelled "Dicember," report as "reepor" and a "1" was placed backwards. After the gaffe was picked up by several local news outlets, Antoinette Young, the school's principal, was reassigned as a vice principal at a different school.
  • FCC Rejects Station Challenge Over Redskins Name

    12/18/2014 1:05:57 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 6 replies
    Broadcasting and Cable ^ | Broadcasting and Cable
    Story at link. FCC won't hold Daniel Snyder radio station liable for profanity for use of the name Redskins.
  • Texas theater to show “Team America” in place of canceled “Interview”

    12/18/2014 7:44:13 AM PST · by mylife · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/17/14 | Mary Katherine Hamm
    Sometimes, you just need Texas. As the rest of the entertainment industry was being brought to its knees by the threat of more hacking and terrorism, a theater in Texas decided to both capitalize on this story and stand up for freedom of speech. The only bummer is they’re holding a free screening, as I’d hoped they’d rake in a bunch of cash for filling a gap in the market, which would be as appropriately American as the statement they’re making about our values. They should be rewarded, and they will be, at least with brand recognition and good will:
  • FREEP This Poll - is Normalizing Relations with Cuba a good thing?

    12/17/2014 9:20:17 PM PST · by MplsSteve · 35 replies
    Is normalizing relations with Cuba a good idea? Yes. No. Not sure. We'll see how it plays out.
  • Salt Lake [non-white] cop cleared in shooting of unarmed white man [no looting or arson]

    12/17/2014 7:18:33 PM PST · by grundle · 27 replies
    wreg.com ^ | November 25, 2014 | George Brown
    The decision of a St. Louis grand jury to not indict a police officer there of shooting and killing an unarmed man has raised new interest in an officer involved fatal shooting in Salt Lake City. Dillon Taylor, a white male, was shot and killed in August. Officer Bron Cruz, who was described as non-white, shot Taylor once in the chest and once in the stomach after he refused to obey police.
  • Single Mom Takes On McDonald’s in Wage Fight [instead of getting better job skills and a husband]

    12/17/2014 2:53:48 PM PST · by grundle · 105 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Elise Solé
    She’s a mom on a mission. A single mother-of-two from the Los Angeles neighborhood of South Central recently went on strike against her employer McDonald’s. Maribel makes $9.35 per hour working as a server but that’s not enough to support her family (she shares a home with 10 other people including her children, grandmother, and niece). “I need fifteen to buy my babies diapers, their wipies, their clothes,” she explains. “Its hard with nine dollars per hour — you can’t do that. It’s really hard to pay rent.” On December 4, Maribel, along with a large group seeking $15 per...
  • California needs 11 trillion gallons of water: NASA [article does not mention desalination]

    12/17/2014 2:23:42 PM PST · by grundle · 65 replies
    yahoo.com/AFP ^ | December 16, 2014
    California needs 11 trillion gallons of water to recover from its three-year drought, the US space agency said Tuesday after studying water resources by using satellite data. The first of its kind calculation of how much groundwater would end the drought was led by Jay Famiglietti of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California and based on observations from NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites. California has experienced rainstorms in recent days but, while welcome, scientists warn that they are not enough to end the drought. "It takes years to get into a drought of this severity, and it...
  • Methane on Mars Spikes Frequently, but Source Still Unknown

    12/17/2014 10:47:12 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 12/16/2014 | unknown
    Methane, a gas that on Earth comes mainly from living organisms, spikes regularly on Mars but scientists have not been able to pinpoint the source, according to new research out Tuesday.
  • 21 second video of post by Dan on Squirrel Hill's Blog: 934 examples of your President lying.

    12/17/2014 9:06:48 AM PST · by grundle · 21 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW4HC3PlohE&feature=em-uploademail
  • UN: Turning back the clock to pre-1948 is the real endgame [Joel 3]

    12/17/2014 8:24:50 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/17/2014 | Anne Beyefsky
    Incitement against the Jewish State is directly related to the stabbings, raping and killing of Jews inside and outside of Israel. But doing something to stop it requires confronting a very troubling fact: the global epicenter for incitement is the “human rights” leviathan, the United Nations. From November 24, 2014 until December 5, 2014, UN human rights headquarters in Geneva mounted a public exhibit that was pure incitement. UN-driven antisemitism that takes the form of seeking to demonize, disable and ultimately destroy the Jewish state...
  • JIMROB TO ENDORSE ROMNEY

    12/17/2014 8:22:23 AM PST · by Friendofgeorge · 184 replies
    mine | 12/17/2014 | Friendofgeorge
    For sure am joking, just want to be banned, Jim R is a great guy, hope you can take a joke I am addicted to this site, seems I only argue with people anymore, so please ban me, other than this I would have had tyo post a thread asking to be deactivated, the moderator would not when I asked.Yes I hear you, why not just stop posting? Like I said it`s an addiction so I need to be deactivated. Why not allow people to just deactivate account. If you search on free republic that you want to close your...
  • Actress Lena Dunham Says She Already Feels the Pending Republican Congress ''Invading Her Uterus''

    12/17/2014 6:33:35 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 139 replies
    DuhProgressive.com ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2014, | By by Jack Lakeman, DP Editor-in-Chief
    HOLLYWOOD, CA — Not only is the pending Republican—controlled Congress scaring the daylights out of ardent Democrats and liberals throughout the nation, but are causing one famous actress acute anxiety. Controversial producer, actress, and HBO "Girls" producer Lena Dunham, who ignited a storm of controversy recently over revelations that the reported rape she recounted in her bestselling "memoir" (despite that Dunham is only 28 years old) "Not That Type of Girl" at the hands of a Republican while in college have been all but proved false, said Tuesday that she "already feels" the pending GOP Congress in January "invading her...
  • Politically Opposed Brothers Guests On CSPAN: Mom Calls To Say 'Stop Fighting' (video)

    12/17/2014 4:47:46 AM PST · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 12-16-2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q15xhG6pVUw Pundits on different sides of he aisle, brothers Brad (Democrat) and Dallas (Republican) Woodhouse were just beginning to go after each other on CSPAN's Washington Journal when host Steve Scully took a call from Joy in North Carolina. It wasn't until she started to speak that the two brothers realized it was their mother calling to tell them their arguments were ruining the holidays. As soon as host Scully announced the call, the brothers exclaimed how happy they were getting a call from the South. Until they heard the voice. "You’re right, I’m from down south. And I’m your...
  • Howard Stern called an 'idiot' after comparing Sony hacking to 9/11 terror attack

    12/16/2014 11:47:24 PM PST · by South40 · 24 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 16 DEC 2014 | Debbi Baker
    The New York Daily News blasted Howard Stern and called him an “idiot” Tuesday after the radio host compared the Sony hacking assault, in which embarrassing emails and other papers were released, to the terrorist attack on 9/11 that left almost 3,000 people dead. The front page newspaper headline declared the self-described “King of all Media” as the “Cringe of all Media” and on the inside pages it published a photo of Stern next to a picture of the World Trade Center towers on fire. “Hey Howard… this is 9/11, idiot,” the copy blared.
  • Appeals court overturns sex-change for inmate (MA: Robert Kosilek, murderer)

    12/16/2014 10:19:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 16, 2014 1:16 PM EST | Denise Lavoie
    A federal appeals court has overturned a ruling ordering Massachusetts prison officials to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for an inmate convicted of murder. Michelle Kosilek, born Robert Kosilek, has waged a protracted legal battle for the surgery she says is needed to relieve the mental anguish caused by gender-identity disorder. …
  • Inmate's demand for sex-change operation rejected

    12/16/2014 10:19:07 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/16/14 | Joe Dwinell
    A federal appeals court has ruled today that transsexual wife-killer Michelle Kosilek's push for a sex-change operation has been denied. "The district court erred and that the care provided to Kosilek by the DOC does not violate the Eighth Amendment. We therefore reverse the district court's grant of injunctive relief, and we remand with instructions to dismiss the case," the court ruled. A federal judge ruled in 2012 that Kosilek, 65, needed the surgery for gender identity disorder, but state prison officials challenged the ruling. Kosilek, who was born Robert Kosilek, is serving life in an all-male prison for killing...
  • Missouri woman pleads guilty to killing cousin in Upper St. Clair, sentenced to probation

    12/16/2014 10:03:46 AM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 16, 2014 | Lexi Belculfine
    A Missouri woman pleaded guilty this morning to fatally shooting her cousin at an Upper St. Clair home last month. "I truly am sorry for everything that happened, and I wish it wouldn't have happened," Stephanie Munizza, 28, told Judge Jeffrey A. Manning of the Allegheny County Common Pleas Court. Ms. Munizza pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, a misdemeanor, and the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office withdrew a felony count of third-degree murder. She was in Pittsburgh visiting family when, on Nov. 1, she and her cousin, Joshua Poremski, were drinking and talking about Ms. Munizza possibly getting a concealed...
  • What would happen if the Yellowstone supervolcano actually erupted? [Matthew 24:7]

    12/16/2014 6:25:56 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 39 replies
    Vox ^ | 12/15/2014 | Brad Plumer
    If the supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park ever had another massive eruption, it could spew ash for thousands of miles across the United States, damaging buildings, smothering crops, and shutting down power plants. It'd be a huge disaster...
  • Why Hillary Is Not Inevitable: Bill’s Sordid Past ["has a Bill Cosby problem"]

    12/16/2014 1:19:15 AM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 15, 2014 | Roger Stone
    accusations of sexual assault, torn clothing, and at least three victims who say he bit their lips... Bill Clinton has a Bill Cosby problem. Eileen Wellstone, 19-year-old English woman said Clinton sexually assaulted her... in 1969. Juanita Broaddrick... said he raped her in 1978. Mrs. Broaddrick suffered a bruised and torn lip Carolyn Moffet... in 1979, said “When I went in, he was sitting on a couch, wearing only an undershirt. He pointed at his penis and told me to suck it. I told him I didn’t even do that for my boyfriend and he got mad, grabbed my head...
  • Bill Cosby's Wife 'He is the Man You Thought You Knew'(She responds)

    12/15/2014 3:03:08 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 74 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/15/14
    Camille didn't attack her husband's accusers, but said the media has been way to quick to pass judgment, saying, "A different man has been portrayed in the media over the last two months. It is the portrait of a man I do not know." She then zeros in on the accusers saying, "It is also the portrait painted by individuals and organizations whom many in the media have given a pass." Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz3M0hqC4Jo
  • I was only 18 when Bill Cosby drugged me. I woke up naked; he was licking my toes.' (6 Years Ago)

    12/15/2014 2:38:49 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 172 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/15/14
    She recalls: 'My girlfriend got an invite to a Playboy party and asked me to go with her. I remember being excited about it. 'We stayed at the W Hotel in Hollywood which is one of my favorites and were both looking forward to the party. We got all dressed up, we were going to the Playboy mansion after all. 'I was a wearing a cute little red dress and my friend was wearing a strapless tan dress. 'I remember we got to the house and it was like a bigger party so there was a lot going on, lots...
  • Executed Chinese teenager found innocent 18 years on [family gets $4,850 compensation]

    12/15/2014 12:20:22 PM PST · by grundle · 5 replies
    yahoo.com/AFP ^ | December 15, 2014 | Benjamin Haas
    A Chinese teenager executed after being convicted of murder and rape 18 years ago was declared innocent by a court Monday, in a rare overturning of a wrongful conviction. The 18-year-old, named Hugjiltu and also known as Qoysiletu, was found guilty and put to death in Inner Mongolia in 1996, but doubt was cast on the verdict when another man confessed to the crime in 2005."The Inner Mongolia Higher People's Court finds Hugjiltu's original guilty verdict... is not consistent with the facts and there is insufficient evidence," the court in Hohhot said in a statement. "Hugjiltu is found not guilty."...
  • The Newburgh Incident George Washington Stops A Mutiny

    12/15/2014 10:41:34 AM PST · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 8 replies
    Ciolonial Williamsburg Journal ^ | Autum 2014 | by Ed Crews
    In 1783, with the Revolutionary War nearly over, the American dream of an independent republic almost died at the hands of the army that fought for it. While Continental Army officers waited in camp at Newburgh, New York, for negotiators to end the conflict, their long-simmering frustration with Congress finally boiled over. Anger swept through the corps from the lieutenants to the generals. These men had had enough—enough of inedible rations, inadequate clothing and supplies, and, most important, years of foregoing pay. A coup was in the making. Even the British knew it. As one of their spies reported, military...
  • Expert: Under $2 Gas Soon

    12/15/2014 8:22:33 AM PST · by central_va · 59 replies
    wrva richmond va ^ | 12/15/14 | Andy Doernen
    Richmond, Va. (1140wrva.com) Look for gas prices in the area to fall below $2 in the near future. Local gas industry analyst John Zehler, President of wholesaler Virginia Fuels, is predicting under $2 pump prices as the free fall in crude prices continues. Zehler says the price plunge has been going on for 6 months and it's going to be hard to turn it around until demand catches up with production. He says some folks think, with the current trend, we could see gas fall to $1.60 by the summer but admits it wild speculation.
  • Lights Go Out (Briefly) at White House And State Department?

    12/15/2014 7:35:34 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 25 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | December 15. 2014 | Daniel Halper
    CBS's Mark Knoller reports that the lights went out briefly at the White House this morning. "Just had a power outage at the WH. Lasted only a few seconds. Perhaps a premature Govt shutdown," Knoller joked.
  • Food for Thought:Popcorn lung from buttery chemical

    12/15/2014 6:29:41 AM PST · by John David Powell · 57 replies
    Newsfix CW39 ^ | Dec. 8, 2014
    There’s nothing like freshly popped popcorn, especially when popped in one of those hand-cracked poppers with coconut oil. A lot of folks like to nuke their popcorn, and that’s where they could be running into some real trouble. Here’s the deal. Some researchers at the University of Minnesota discovered that the stuff that gives buttery flavor to microwave popcorn could trigger Alzheimer’s disease. They say the chemical diacetyl causes certain proteins to clump together in the brain, which, they say is a sure sign of Alzheimer’s. But wait, there’s more. Diacetyl also contributes to popcorn lung. Diacetyl is the stuff...
  • The flash in the sky

    12/14/2014 11:56:53 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 14 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | unknown
    It's not clear what's happened,probably another meteorite explodes, Sverdlovsk region,Russia Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bf3_1416311834#dyTzQBMp3dP5Gcue.99
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    12/14/2014 10:42:31 AM PST · by Faith · 9 replies
    December 14, 2014 | Faith
    The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in Him. Lamentations 3:24
  • Libertarian Sounds and American Fury

    12/14/2014 7:33:26 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/14/2014 | AJ Castellitto
    Why should godless progressives have all the good music? Actually, they don't! They may not admit it "on record," but these artists are taking some clear shots at Barack-on-the-Spot (and his twisted movement). This is a leader who has seduced the ignorant, disappointed the hopeful, and exceeded the fears of the concerned... Well, let's just say he's more than deserving! Here's the Top-10-Anti-Obama/NWO Countdown! (We're counting down to #1!)
  • The national anthem from today's UK-UNC game will give you chills

    12/13/2014 8:46:29 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    cn|2 - KSTV ^ | 12/13/2014
    The matchup between UK and North Carolina is special every year, but today’s national anthem will give you chills. This is what it sounds like when 24,000 people sing together.