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  • Mohammed cartoon contest: Hundreds expected outside Phoenix mosque

    05/29/2015 11:44:46 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 8 replies
    CNN News ^ | 05/29/15 | Sara Sidner and Ed Payne
    Phoenix (CNN)—Jon Ritzheimer is a former Marine, and he has no middle ground when it comes to Islam. His T-shirt pretty much says it all: "F--- Islam." Ritzheimer is the organizer of Friday's "Freedom of Speech Rally" outside the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix. It's the mosque that Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi attended for a time. They're the men who drove from Arizona to a Dallas suburb to shoot up a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest there. Both were killed by police early this month. Many Muslims consider demeaning depictions of Mohammed to be blasphemous and banned by Islamic law.
  • Idle Hands Do Time (Abolish prison and give everyone a gun.)

    05/29/2015 7:19:10 AM PDT · by all the best · 14 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | May 22, 2015 | Gavin McInnes
    Abolish prison and give everyone a gun. The end. Good night. Oh wait, that’s not enough for a column? Okay, how about legalize drugs too? I’m not kidding. I know it sounds outrageous but hate facts often are. Look, I’m not suggesting we send all the guards home and open up the gates tomorrow. America is too ensconced in prison culture. Most prisoners today have become bad people and it’s because of prison. So, for the sake of the argument, let’s pretend a massive plague killed everyone in prison. It’s a horrific tragedy beyond our control and conspiracy theorists are...
  • [Canadian] Feds scrap tampon tax

    05/29/2015 3:29:36 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 14 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 28, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    The tampon tax is dead. The federal government announced Thursday the GST and the federal portion of the HST will no longer be charged on feminine hygiene products starting July 1. Last year, Canadian women spent about $519,976,963 on tampons, pads and menstrual cups, which put more than $36,398,387 into government coffers, according to Statistics Canada. "Finally, the government has listened to reason and put an end to this injustice. That is a victory for all women," NDP MP Irene Mathyssen, whose motion earlier this month to nix the tax received all-party support, said in a statement Thursday. The NDP...
  • Store Owner Tackles Thief Who Stuffed Assault Rifle Down Pants

    05/29/2015 1:44:05 AM PDT · by Redcitizen · 23 replies
    NBC 6 South Florida ^ | Published at 10:28 PM EDT on May 28, 2015 | Marissa Bagg
    A store owner in Davie took matters into his own hands, tackling a would-be thief outside of his store, and this wasn't your everyday shoplifter. The thief was trying to walk out of the Public Pawn and Gun at 6798 Stirling Road with an assault rifle stuffed down his pants. "By the time he left I noticed a bulge in his pants, so I followed him out," said owner, Kevin Hughes. "I didn't want to have an altercation in the store... too many customers and employees here." Surveillance video shows the 19-year-old suspect, Marlon Alvarez, inspecting the three-foot long firearm...
  • Man steps on a snake while busy on smartphone.

    05/29/2015 1:35:43 AM PDT · by Redcitizen · 32 replies
    Loaded Gear ^ | 05-28-2015 | author unknown
    A man walking to work while concentrating on his smartphone showed why one shouldn’t walk while concentrating on their smartphone because you never know what you might run into—like a snake, for instance. Tim Malone, a DJ at OK Skateland in Chickasha, Oklahoma, learned this lesson the hard way, as surveillance video from inside OK Skateland showed:
  • Tinder, Grindr blamed for STD spike in Rhode Island

    05/28/2015 4:16:45 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 44 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 28, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Rhode Island health officials are blaming dating apps, such as Tinder and Grindr, for a spike in syphilis, gonorrhea and HIV cases in the state. Syphilis cases have spiked 79%, while gonorrhea has risen 30%, according to data from 2013 and 2014. New cases of HIV increased by 32%. "These data send a clear signal that despite the progress we have made in reducing STDs and HIV over the years, there is more work to do," state health director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott said in a statement. Officials say the spike there follows a national trend. "High-risk behaviours include using social...
  • Planets, Priests and a Persistent Myth

    05/28/2015 3:31:18 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 21, 2015 | Stephen Barr and Dermott Mullan
    Last week NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, after a voyage of about eight years, captured incredible video of two bright spots on Ceres. Ceres has an interesting history, labeled for decades a planet, then an asteroid (or minor planet), and most recently a dwarf planet, a category that includes another erstwhile planet, Pluto. Ceres was discovered through the dedication of a Catholic priest, Giuseppe Piazzi (1746-1826), who obtained the best astronomical instruments of his day, and positioned them where they could be used to best effect. When he was 19, Piazzi joined the Theatine Order of clerics, which supported his doctoral studies...
  • The Egyptian in all of us: First modern humans from Europe and Asia from the Sinai peninsula

    05/28/2015 2:05:37 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 May 2015 | Richard Gray
    The first modern humans to arrive in Europe and Asia migrated north out of Egypt around 55,000 years ago, according to new genetic research. The study has answered a long standing question about the route early Homo sapiens took when spreading from the African continent. It shows most Europeans and Asians living today are more closely related genetically to people living in Egypt than in Ethiopia. The first modern humans to leave Africa and spread into Asia and Europe appear to have taken a northern route out of the continent by crossing the Sinai peninsula according to new genetic research....
  • French bartender sentenced after customer drinks 56 shots and dies

    05/28/2015 1:36:29 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 27, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    A French bartender has received a suspended jail sentence after he was convicted of manslaughter for letting a man down 56 shots during a drinking contest that led to his death. Renaud Prudhomme, 56, broke the in-house shots record last October at Starter, a bar in the central French town of Clermont-Ferrand. He had spent the evening with his daughter and some friends who helped him home in his inebriated state, but they soon had to phone emergency services. He died in hospital the following day.
  • Amazon Prime, now with free, same-day deliveries

    05/28/2015 12:40:16 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    CNET ^ | 05/28/15 | Ben Fox Rubin
    The e-commerce company announces free, same-day shipping on over 1 million items in 14 metro areas across the US. Over 1 million items will be available for free, same-day shipments -- a fraction of the 20 million available in the US for two-day deliveries. Orders must total more than $35 to qualify. The purchase must also be made before noon, or it will arrive the next day. The service will initially be available in 14 metro areas across the US.
  • Patriot Paws Service Dogs for Veterans

    05/28/2015 10:41:53 AM PDT · by wildbill · 2 replies
    Texas Country Reporter ^ | 5.27.2015 | Bob Phillips
    This is a TV program that reports on an organization that trains and donates Service Dogs to disabled veterans. A wonderfully moving short film about the program and how it serves our vets. And the charity serves a double purpose. Some of the trainers are female inmates of the Texas Dept. of Corrections--and they are learning something too. Go to> https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=13&v=K8w9nrvaEgw
  • L.A. City Council approves minimum-wage hike for hotel workers [unions are exempt]

    05/27/2015 6:43:02 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 24, 2014 | David Zahniser and Emily Alpert Reyes
    Big hotels in Los Angeles will soon be required to pay at least $15.37 an hour to their workers... Hotels that have a unionized workforce can be exempted from paying the $15.37 hourly wage, if workers agree in their contract to relinquish that opportunity.
  • Who Would Win A Conflict In The South China Sea: The Infographic

    05/27/2015 12:02:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/27/15
    Now, with Beijing set to enforce what is effectively a no-fly zone over its new sovereign ‘territory’ we bring you the following graphic from WSJ which shows that when it comes to sheer size, China’s air force and Navy are beyond compare. China’s promise to beef up its naval capabilities to prevent further “meddling” and “provocative actions” by rivals in the South China Sea is a daunting prospect for most of its neighbors, which already view Beijing’s fast-improving armed forces with trepidation... As a recent Pentagon review of China’s military modernization drive noted, “China is investing in capabilities designed to...
  • The Right-Wing War on Lena Dunham (Barf and eye-bleach alert!)

    05/27/2015 11:52:19 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 63 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5/27/2015 | Amy Zimmerman
    The right-wingers obsessively document and chastise her every move. Why are conservatives so threatened by a 29-year-old TV showrunner and author? In honor of Memorial Day, Lena Dunham Instagrammed herself in a lacy bra and panty set, and captioned the sultry snap, “I think I will wear it to dinner with some boots & a smile because we are all very lucky to be free.” Dunham clearly presents her exhibitionism as a celebration of personal and political freedoms, but certain fringe elements of the right-wing media have taken the peaceful photo as further evidence of Dunham’s personal war on male...
  • PacSun Feels the Wrath of Customers, Veterans Over American flag shirt

    05/27/2015 7:39:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/25/15
    UPDATE: Before Memorial Day was over, PacSun announced it will stop selling the T-shirt featuring an upside-down American flag. A photo of the shirt on display in Foley, Alabama, quickly went viral, forcing the retailer to respond.
  • Jeb Bush beating around the campaign trail

    05/27/2015 4:56:17 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/27/15 | Howie Carr
    Jeb Bush sucks. Why beat around the ... bush? It’s reality. Juan Ellis Bush is stumbling around the country, and the more Republicans he meets, the further he drops in the polls. In Oklahoma over the weekend, he finished sixth — sixth! — in a straw poll. In Iowa, he’s been running seventh. Even in New Hampshire, he’s slip-sliding away, tied for third in the most recent Bloomberg poll. “I am a Bush and I am proud of it,” he blurted out last week in Portsmouth. “I mean, what am I supposed to say?” How about, “I quit.” Or, “I’m...
  • Howie Carr Show thread May-August 2015

    05/27/2015 4:17:09 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 7 replies
    http://www.howiecarrshow.com ^ | 5/27/15 | raccoonradio
    Howie Carr thread
  • Self-parking Volvo ploughs into journalists [article with video] [link only]

    05/26/2015 6:56:57 PM PDT · by grundle · 36 replies
    Independent U.K. [link only] | May 27, 2015 | Andrew Griffin
    link only: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/selfparking-volvo-plows-into-journalists-after-owner-neglects-to-pay-for-extra-feature-that-stops-cars-crashing-into-people-10277203.htmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8nnhUCtcO8
  • Cannes Steps Into Trouble With High Heel Dress Code [AP link]

    05/26/2015 3:33:39 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 19 may | some Associated Press flunky
    An AP story about lesbians, drug cartels, gender neutrality, and high-heel shoe dress codes. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/65e3d1cc5b3b424cb5e89f472e6199c8/cannes-steps-big-trouble-high-heels-only-policy
  • Fraudulent Gay Marriage Study Dupes the Media

    05/26/2015 7:30:45 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 12 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 23, 2015 | Don Irvine
    The mainstream media have some egg on their face today after being forced to retract their reports on a gay-marriage study that was found to have been based on fraudulent research. IMG_0004The study, which appeared in the December 12, 2014 edition ofScience, claimed that support for same-sex marriage among voters increased with the use of door-to-door canvassing, especially if the canvasser was gay. Supporters of gay marriage, who were excited about the results, have now been brought back to reality after one of the authors of the study, Donald Green, a Columbia University political scientist, asked Science to retract the...
  • Ten Thoughts on the Irish Debacle

    05/26/2015 6:58:43 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 30 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | Donald P. McClarey
    Now that Ireland has voted to approve gay marriage, a few thoughts: 1. Catholic Ireland is now Anti-Catholic Ireland-The Irish have always found scapegoats useful as an explanation for Irish failings. Britain long played this role and the Church is now filling this role. This vote, for many of the voters, was a joyous opportunity to give a one finger salute to the faith of their ancestors. 2. Spineless Shepherds-With one or two exceptions, the Irish episcopate was worse than useless. Cowardice was their most notable attribute. Expecting these timeservers to stand up for Catholicism in a hostile environment is...
  • Josh Duggar Cracks Molestation Joke Dating Family Is What We Do!

    05/26/2015 6:42:07 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 58 replies
    tmz.com ^ | May 26, 2015
    Josh Duggar is from Arkansas ... so it's totally cool if he dates his siblings. Back in 2008 -- long before Duggar's molestation past came to light -- he made a quip during an episode of what was then called "17 Kids and Counting." Josh describes a double date scenario with his then-fiancée Anna ... he ended up going with 2 of his siblings. Josh explains, "We chose Jana and John David. We thought why not, have a double date ... We are from Arkansas!" He then broke out in laughter. Not so funny now ...
  • It's The Duke's Birthday

    05/26/2015 5:35:07 AM PDT · by Phlap · 19 replies
    Refdesk ^ | 05/28/2015
    Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), better known by his stage name John Wayne, was an American film actor, director and producer.[1] An Academy Award-winner, Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades. [2][3] An enduring American icon, he epitomized rugged masculinity and is famous for his demeanor, including his distinctive calm voice, walk, and height. Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa but his family relocated to the greater Los Angeles area when he was four years old. He found work at local film studios when he lost his...
  • Convert to Islam or Die! Mayor of Antwerp Given Ultimatum by Extremists [Daniel 8]

    05/25/2015 2:34:41 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 5/25/2015 | Staff
    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – Islamic extremists in Belgium have publicly threatened to kill the mayor of the Belgian city of Antwerp, Bart De Wever, if he does not convert to Islam, local media reported Monday. A sign written in French stating threats against de Wever, who is also the head of the nationalist political party the New Flemish Alliance, was placed on one of the main squares of Antwerp. Experts are currently assessing the seriousness of the action and the message. “I always warned that we will not get rid of the threat from Islamic extremists in the near future. This...
  • Hungary Holocaust Museum Gives Collaborators a Free Pass

    05/25/2015 10:02:25 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 5 replies
    Forward ^ | March 5, 2015 | JTA
    Hungarian Jewish leaders are criticizing a new Holocaust museum under construction in Budapest for omitting the culpability of Hungarians in the attempted genocide of the Jews. The museum in Budapest, called House of Fates, is nearly complete, but the planned exhibition focuses only on the last period of the Holocaust in Hungary, starting in 1944, when the ghettoization and deportation of over 500,000 Hungarian Jews was already complete. It fails to deal with the earlier persecution against Hungarian Jews, starting with the passage of anti-Jewish laws in the 1920s, local Jewish community leaders and historians complained. Community leaders said they...
  • JOE BIDEN SAYS BIBLE BELIEVING CHRISTIANS VIOLATE LGBT RIGHTS BY SIMPLY EXISTING [Isaiah 5]

    05/25/2015 7:33:48 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 110 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 5/19/2015 | Geoffrey Grider
    “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” Romans 1:26,27 (KJV) Vice President Joe Biden say today that the rights of the LGBT people are violated by “religious condemnation”. He is directly referring to Bible verses like the one posted at the top of...
  • China state paper warns of war over South China Sea unless U.S. backs down

    05/25/2015 6:24:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    A Chinese state-owned newspaper said on Monday that "war is inevitable" between China and the United States over the South China Sea unless Washington stops demanding Beijing halt the building of artificial islands in the disputed waterway. The Global Times, an influential nationalist tabloid owned by the ruling Communist Party's official newspaper the People's Daily, said in an editorial that China was determined to finish its construction work, calling it the country's "most important bottom line".
  • Memorial Day 2015, Lest We Forget

    05/25/2015 3:04:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | David Webb
    The easiest way to pay a debt of gratitude is with respect and commemoration. On Memorial Day, remember to pause for a minute of silent honor at 3 PM, local time. Memorial Day is still officially known as Decoration Day. It is a day to remember those who have died in all of our wars.
  • Maulana Fazlur Rehman Calls For Military Operation Against Jeans-Wearing Women (NUTTY ISLAM ALERT)

    05/24/2015 7:45:14 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 29 replies
    Khabaristan Times ^ | 05/22/2015 | NA
    Islamabad: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islami Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman following the Friday sermon requested the armed forces of Pakistan to launch a military operation against “jeans-wearing women” all over Pakistan in a press conference at a local hotel in Islamabad. Fazlur Rehman while highlighting the demerits of an operation against the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) said that the Taliban were not Pakistan’s enemy and the forces needed to target the real enemies of Pakistan. “The Taliban are our brothers and their angst against the state is justified,” Fazl said adding that, “As brother Ansar Abbasi has so eloquently put in the...
  • Rainfall totals by County - Texas

    05/24/2015 6:24:44 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 37 replies
    National Weather Service ^ | 05-24-2015 | NOAA
    It took me a LONG time to find this website and specific information, but here it is. Free Republic has always given me knowledge I can't find anywhere else. Thought I'd share back a little. This shows the YTD rainfall levels for Texas counties (South Central). You can also click on the right data link and get normal rainfall totals and then look at the present totals for a comparison. Click here for Rainfall Totals - Texas Counties link.
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    05/24/2015 10:44:48 AM PDT · by Faith · 16 replies
    May 24, 2015 | Faith
    Greater love hath no man that this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
  • Texas hunter shoots endangered Namibian rhino for $350,000

    05/24/2015 7:17:35 AM PDT · by boycott · 98 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 5-20-15
    Windhoek (AFP) - A US hunter who paid $350,000 to kill a black rhinoceros in Namibia successfully shot the animal on Monday, saying that his actions would help protect the critically-endangered species. Corey Knowlton, from Texas, downed the rhino with a high-powered rifle after a three-day hunt through the bush with government officials on hand to ensure he killed the correct animal. Knowlton, 36, won the right to shoot the rhino at an auction in Dallas in early 2014 -- attracting fierce criticism from many conservationists and even some death threats. He took a CNN camera crew on the hunt...
  • Democrats call for 'flood' of Muslims to U.S. [Allah or Yahweh - Psalms 2]

    05/23/2015 2:09:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 57 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/23/2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    A group of 14 Democrat senators has written a letter to President Obama urging him to “dramatically increase” the number of Syrian refugees being resettled into American cities and towns. They say the U.S. needs to take in at least 65,000 Syrians as permanent refugees over the next year-and-a-half. “While the United States is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees, we must also dramatically increase the number of Syrian refugees that we accept for resettlement,” says the four-page letter to Obama, copied to Secretary of State John Kerry and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. More than 3.5...
  • Hezbollah shows off its tunnels, claims it is prepared for war with Israel [Psalms 83]

    05/23/2015 1:40:05 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 28 replies
    YNet News ^ | 5/23/2015 | Roi Kais
    A rare glimpse into Hezbollah's underground tunnels was provided on Friday by Lebanese publication As-Safir, which is associated with the militant organization. The report praised Hezbollah's activities and painted it as a strong army ready for battle. While it is difficult to verify the claims in the article, it contained a rare discussion of the tunnels by Hezbollah members. The reporter wrote that in order to meet Hezbollah fighters near the Israeli border in southern Lebanon, he travelled from the city of Tyre and was required to stop at a house known to locals as a Hezbollah headquarters, where he...
  • AL SHARPTON TALKS BEING ANGRY AT HIS FATHER FOR LEAVING HIS FAMILY FOR HIS OLDER, HALF SISTER

    05/23/2015 11:21:01 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 54 replies
    madamenoire.com ^ | November 15, 2013 | Veronica Wells
    This Sunday, Oprah is sitting down with the renowned Al Sharpton to discuss how his work as a Civil Rights leader has changed over the years, why he made the decision to get healthy and his beginnings as a preacher. Stuff we probably already knew or wouldn’t be too surprised to learn about Al Sharpton. But in a surprising revelation, Sharpton talks about the moment that changed his life: his father leaving his family, taking Sharpton’s older, half sister with him and having a child with her. Yes, you read that correctly. And yes it was a complete a hot...
  • How L.A.’s New Minimum Wage Could Hurt the Poor [by earning too much to get food stamps]

    05/22/2015 9:21:24 PM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 22, 2015 | Monica Potts
    If someone’s pay suddenly doubles, she may lose rental assistance, child care subsidies, and more. In L.A., a worker who currently makes $9 an hour and works 40 hours a week (which is not a given, but that would be a full-time workload) will earn $360 a week, or about $1,440 a month and $18,720 a year, before taxes. If that worker is a mom with two children, she is below the poverty line. She qualifies for a bevy of federal and state programs like food stamps, rental assistance, child care subsidies, health care for her children, and Medicaid because...
  • Pending $15 minimum wage forces Seattle pizza shop to close

    05/22/2015 8:37:03 PM PDT · by grundle · 62 replies
    KPLC ^ | April 29, 2015
    A pizza shop owner in Seattle says the city's new minimum wage law is forcing her to close her doors. The new law says businesses have six years to phase into giving employees $15 an hour. Devin Jeran was happy to get a raise when Seattle's minimum wage went up to $11 an hour at the beginning of the month. “I definitely recognize that having more money is important, especially in a city as expensive as this one,” he said. He'll only enjoy that bigger paycheck for a few more months. In August, his boss is shutting down Z Pizza,...
  • Maddow Blasts Law Requiring Aurora Shooting Victim's Parents To Pay Gun Manufacturers

    05/22/2015 2:26:38 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 123 replies
    Huff Po ^ | 05/22/2015 | Garbiel Arana
    ~snip~ Maddow opened her show with heart-rending footage of the Aurora trial. She highlighted the testimony of Brenton Lowak, whose friend Jessica Ghawi -- a 24-year-old aspiring sports reporter -- died in the shooting. ~snip~ The parents unsuccessfully sued the retailers who made the firearm that killed their daughter. Colorado state law requires that plaintiffs who sue the manufacturers of gun products pay the companies' legal fees if they lose. “That’s not a typo,” Maddow said, adding, “The mother and father of the victim who died in the Aurora mass shooting have just been ordered to pay a quarter-million dollars...
  • Report: NSA [planned to] hijacked app stores to hack phones

    05/22/2015 1:31:31 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 21, 2015 | Cory Bennett
    The National Security Agency planned to infiltrate the Google and Samsung app stores to plant spying software on smartphones, according to new documents published from files leaked by Edward Snowden. The Intercept and CBC News jointly published the documents Thursday, which outline the snooping efforts designed by the U.S. and its “Five Eyes” alliance: Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. The intelligence agencies came up with the strategy as a potential way to hack smartphones. The pilot project was code-named “IRRITANT HORN.” Essentially, the agents sussed out smartphone Internet traffic by browsing through its Web traffic database created...
  • ISIS controls 50 percent of Syria after takeover of Palmyra [Isaiah 17]

    05/22/2015 9:59:45 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/21/2015 | Staff
    The Islamic State terror group now controls over half of Syrian territory after seizing the village and archaeological site of Palmyra Thursday, activists monitoring Syria's civil war said. Rami Abdurrahman of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told the Associated Press the extremists overran the archaeological site, just to the southwest of the modern settlement on Palmyra, shortly after midnight local time. In Damascus, state TV acknowledged that pro-government forces had withdrawn from the town. A Facebook page close to ISIS published a statement Thursday, purportedly from the group, saying "the soldiers of the Islamic State" completed their control...
  • Saida Grundy, Boston U. professor, accused of taunting white rape victim: ‘Go cry somewhere’

    05/22/2015 9:50:07 AM PDT · by grundle · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 19, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Boston University has reportedly been alerted of a new online exchange in which controversial professor Saida Grundy allegedly taunted a white rape victim and angrily told her to “go cry somewhere.” Ms. Grundy, a newly hired black sociology professor who recently apologized for tweeting that white males are a “problem population,” is now accused of mercilessly mocking Meghan Chamberlin in a Facebook thread on Feb. 25, Fox News reported. The woman who wrote, “my name is *Sai*, but you can call me Dr. Grundy,” posted the comments after Ms. Chamberlin took issue with an article on racism and sexism by...
  • MAN FLIPS OFF COP = gets PEPPER SPRAYED in return [Video]

    05/22/2015 7:56:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    Dude flipped cop off to test his 1st amendment rights to freedom of expression = not a good idea Saratoga Springs police released the camera they had confiscated on Saturday, showing officer Nathan Baker pepper spraying a man sitting in his car before grabbing the man’s arm and twisting it out the window. Officer Baker claimed he was arresting Adam Rupeka for disorderly conduct. Rupeka had flipped him off while driving past him. And while the New York statute for disorderly conduct includes a line about making an “obscene gesture,” the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which encompasses New...
  • Obama: We Are Not Losing War Against ISIS – Loss of Ramadi Just a “Setback”

    05/22/2015 6:09:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/21/15 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama says,“We’re not losing,” the war against ISIS in Iraq. Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, May 21, 2015, 10:54 PM Barack Obama says,“We’re not losing,” the war against ISIS in Iraq. Baghdad Barack Tell that to the Ramadi refugees. After ISIS takes Ramadi, Iraq and Palmyra, Syria, Barack Obama insists we are not losing. Yahoo reported: US President Barack Obama has described the loss of key Iraqi territory to Islamic State as a tactical setback, while insisting the war against the jihadist group is not being lost. “I don’t think we’re losing,” Obama said in an interview with...
  • Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Strikes North Of Napa May 21, 2015 8:32 PM

    05/21/2015 8:38:54 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 34 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com ^ | May 21,2015 | no attribution
    NAPA (CBS SF) — A magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck Napa County Thursday evening, the largest quake to hit the Wine Country since a magnitude 6.0 struck the area. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake struck at 7:53 p.m. about 9 miles north of Napa and 6 miles east northeast of Yountville, at a depth of 9.3 miles. Calls flooded into the KPIX 5 newsroom from all around the Bay Area to report feeling the earthquake, including calls from El Sobrante, Pinole, Colma, and Fairfield. The quake was mostly felt in the North Bay and Napa County, but people...
  • Dependence on Government

    05/21/2015 6:33:29 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 29 replies
    May 21, 2015 | MosesKnows
    Why Do Some People Accept Dependence? I had a thought I wanted to share regarding why some people accept dependence on government handouts as a way of life. My idea of success is for a person to go through life without becoming a burden on their fellow citizens. This is not always possible but once you do become a burden, your every sense should be to unburden your fellow citizens. Explaining the benefits to mind and body rooted in independence isn’t enough to cause some people to risk the comfort of a handout for the difficult path to independence. The...
  • Flickr's new auto-tags are racist and offensive

    05/21/2015 5:59:50 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | May 21, 2015 | no attributiob
    Flickr's new auto-tagging feature is generating some pretty offensive results. The photo sharing site, which is owned by Yahoo (YHOO, Tech30), launched image-recognition software two weeks ago that automatically creates tags for photos. The purpose was to make images more searchable in the system. Some concentration camp photos received inappropriate tags, including "sport" and "jungle gym." Flickr had also been tagging some images of people as "ape" and "animal," including a photo of a black man named William taken by photographer Corey Deshon, according to the Guardian.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 22 May 2015

    05/21/2015 5:57:37 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 123 replies
    May 21, 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, conversation and music. I'm thinking something cold and tangy. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. Remember those who gave all this weekend.No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You...
  • Josh Duggar resigns from Family Research Council after sexual abuse allegations

    05/21/2015 5:18:13 PM PDT · by South40 · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | 21 MAY 2015
    Josh Duggar, of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," resigned his position at the Family Research Council Thursday after reports surfaced that he allegedly sexually assaulted four female siblings in the large family, plus an additional female victim. The 2006 police report obtained by In Touch Weekly magazine revealed that one of the Duggar siblings, who In Touch Weekly identified as Josh Duggar allegedly committed the assaults. The incidents date back to 2002 when Duggar would have been 14 years old. In the 33-page police report that FOX411 viewed, the name of the Duggar family members in question are redacted throughout.
  • Common Core teaches kids to 'divide Jerusalem' [Joel 3]

    05/21/2015 2:24:20 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/20/2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    A Boston University professor has defended to WND his creation of a Common Core-compliant lesson plan that uses role-playing workshops to teach students to sympathize with Hamas, create a Palestinian state and divide the city of Jerusalem. Professor Carl Hobert’s “Whose Jerusalem?” project has been lauded by those at the pinnacle of the education establishment as an important work that will, in the words of Boston University School of Education Dean Hardin Coleman, “help students acquire the skills they need” in conflict resolution “to be successful in the 21st century.” But the role-playing exercises have also come under fire recently...
  • True RIGHTS Can Never Depend on the Coerced Cooperation From Others

    05/21/2015 1:02:11 PM PDT · by fwdude · 49 replies
    self-published | 05/21/2015 | fwdude
    Working on a thesis for an essay. The title pretty much is the entire thing in a complete nutshell. This applies mainly to the recent actions of the HomoFascist movement, but is true across the board. Thoughts?