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  • Race pimps and war tanks: Why Ferguson was a perfect storm

    08/20/2014 3:58:54 AM PDT · by W. · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/19/2014 | Charles Hurt
    You have a nasty thug boosting Swisher Sweets from the corner store and roughing up the merchant. Then, like flies to a barnyard, you have swarms of race pimps breathlessly buzzing to the scene to further fuel the rage and delegitimize the very banner behind which they march.=snip= Finally arrive the media, swooning to relive Freedom Summer in Selma. But these modern frauds come from such narrow and sheltered lives they don’t know the difference between ear plugs and rubber bullets.
  • Former Vermont Senator, Jeffords Dies at 80

    08/20/2014 3:45:40 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2014
    The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent has died. James Jeffords was 80. Jeffords had announced in 2005 that he would not seek a fourth term, citing his and his wife's health problems. His wife, Liz, died in 2007. Jeffords served more than 30 years in Washington. He won election to the House in 1974 as a Republican. He was the only Republican in the House to vote against President Ronald Reagan's tax cuts in 1981. A decade late, upset with President George...
  • Chinese drinks firm accused of adding VIAGRA to its spirits

    08/19/2014 10:38:14 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 August 2014 | Darren Boyle for MailOnline
    Chinese police have arrested a businessman who is alleged to have added the active ingredient from anti-impotence drug Viagra to bottles of alcohol. The businessman, known only as Mr Huang, was arrested in Jianshi County in China's Hubei Province on Sunday according to officials. The man is accused of adding one kilogram of sildenafil, the active ingredient in Viagra, to 750 litres of a clear Chinese spirit known as Baijiu.
  • Pope asks for prayers after great nephews, their mother die in car crash

    08/19/2014 7:16:36 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 7 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 8/19/14 | Catholic News Service
    Pope Francis asked people to join him in prayer Aug. 19 after he learned that two of his little great nephews and their mother had died in a car crash in Argentina and his nephew was in critical condition. The dead were identified as the wife and two young sons of Pope Francis' nephew, Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio: Valeria Carmona, 39, Antonio Bergoglio, 8 months, and Joseph Bergoglio, 2 years.
  • Bali ‘Suitcase Killer’ complains about ‘Racist’ KFC prison food

    08/18/2014 6:13:48 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 33 replies
    popdust ^ | 08/18/2014 | Debbie Emery
    You would think that after police in Bali found the body of her dead mother in a suitcase in a taxi, the last thing on the mind of Heather Lois Mack would be what she’s being given to eat right now ,But the imprisoned, pregnant 19-year-old from the wealthy suburb of Oak Park near Chicago has been complaining about how bad the food is behind bars. “Heather complains about the food and that she is not being well-treated in jail, nevertheless police treat the prisoners all the same,” said Djoko Hari Utomo, chief of police for the Balinese capital Denpasar,...
  • Camille Was No Lady

    08/18/2014 8:36:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/18/2014 | Quin Hillyer
    Forty-five years ago this very day, it took my Aunt Penny nearly ten hours to weave her way around downed trees, flooded roads, ruined bridges, snapped telephone poles, and live wires between New Orleans and Pass Christian, Miss. It’s usually just a one-hour drive. But this was in the immediate, same-day wake of Hurricane Camille, still the strongest named storm in U.S. history. Her parents (my grandparents) had been traveling, and they had returned to their Pass Christian home just the evening before. When Penny spoke to them from her New Orleans apartment as the storm bore in, they were...
  • Today in History: 1932: First Stratosphere Measurement

    08/18/2014 7:49:47 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | Aug 18, 2014
    Today in History: 1932 First Stratosphere Measurement The Swiss physicist Auguste Piccard and his assistant, Max Cosyns, climbed to an altitude of 16,203 metres with the help of a pressurised cabin attached to a balloon. During the flight through the stratosphere they gathered information about the strength of the cosmic beams and photographed the regions they flew over. Temperature measurements showed outside temperatures to a minimum of minus 60° Celsius. From 1947 Piccard, who was inspired by the Jules Vernes novels, started deep-sea investigations. In 1953 he reached a depth of 3,150 metres with his son in the deep sea...
  • Senate Democrats vs. the Middle Class [Obama's "recovery" has hurt blacks, women, and the poor]

    08/18/2014 1:15:13 AM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | August 17, 2014 | Phil Gramm And Michael Solon
    If the Obama recovery had been as strong as the average of the previous 10 postwar recoveries, 13.9 million more Americans would be working today and the average real per capita income of every man, woman and child in America would be $6,308 higher. But the real scorecard on the Senate Democrats elected in 2008 is in the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey data. While all Democrats claimed to be champions of the middle class and defenders of minorities and women, census data show how their program did not live up to their campaign promises. Since the Senate Democratic Class...
  • Riots follow killing of Martin Luther King Jr. (Mayor Daley's order to shoot to kill, maim.)

    08/17/2014 11:47:33 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | James Coates
    Sounds about right to me... "...Mayor Richard J. Daley later told reporters that he had ordered police "to shoot to kill any arsonist or anyone with a Molotov cocktail in his hand . . . and . . . to shoot to maim or cripple anyone looting any stores in our city."
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    08/17/2014 9:37:05 AM PDT · by Faith · 16 replies
    August 17, 2014 | Faith
    For verily I say unto you, That whosever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Mark 11:23
  • Frustrated Mom Creates ‘Ignore No More’ App To Get Teen Kids To Return Calls

    08/17/2014 6:22:50 AM PDT · by G Larry · 30 replies
    CBS New York via Drudge ^ | 15 August 2014 | Alice Gainer
    Frustrated Mom says: “We need to develop an app that just shuts their phone completely down and they can’t even use it,”
  • Feds opposed releasing Ferguson robbery video [shows Michael Brown committing theft & assault]

    08/16/2014 7:41:41 PM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 16, 2014
    Federal authorities opposed Friday's release of a surveillance video showing a man resembling Michael Brown committing a robbery at a convenience store in Ferguson, Mo., CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports. The Justice Department asked Ferguson police not to release the video, believing that it would roil the community further, and were able to successfully prevent the video from being released Thursday, the U.S. law enforcement official said. Friday's release occurred over the objection of federal authorities, the official said.
  • Justice Department Reportedly Asked Ferguson Cops Not To Release Alleged Robbery Video Of Slain Teen

    08/16/2014 6:35:12 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | August 16, 2014 | Erin Fuchs
    Police in Ferguson released a video tape allegedly showing slain teen Michael Brown robbing a store even though the Justice Department warned that doing so could inflame racial tensions, CNN is reporting. Ferguson cops had wanted to release the video on Thursday but held off when federal officials asked them not to release the tape, an unnamed law enforcement official told CNN. That tape allegedly showed Brown stealing cigars from a convenience store before a police officer shot the unarmed 18-year-old in the street last weekend. Despite holding off Thursday, Ferguson police still decided to release the tape Friday over...
  • Professors Now Say SLAVERY Forced Colleague To Batter Teen, Destroy Her Anti-Abortion Poster

    08/16/2014 5:13:33 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Aug 16, 2014 | Eric Owens
    The saga of University of California, Santa Barbara feminist studies professor Mireille Miller-Young has taken yet another bizarro twist after her defenders urged a judge to excuse the criminal allegations against her because of the “cultural legacy of slavery.” Miller-Young pleaded no contest last month to misdemeanor counts of battery, theft and vandalism after she rallied up a small gaggle of female vigilantes and attacked abortion protesters Thrin Short, 16, and Joan Short, 21. Miller-Young, who specializes in queer theory, black film and pornography, apparently failed to mention either “racial hatred” or “right-wing political sentiment” when she speaking to police...
  • Hollywood Actor Reveals What He Thinks Is ‘Weird’ About Atheists

    08/16/2014 8:16:54 AM PDT · by blueyon · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 8/14/14 | Billy Hallowell
    Actor Kevin Sorbo isn’t shy about sharing his views on politics and religion, which he has candidly detailed in past interviews with TheBlaze. And in a recent appearance on “Access Hollywood,” the “God’s Not Dead” star spoke out about atheism, saying he doesn’t understand why some nonbelievers get so “offended by something they don’t believe in.” The actor, who is a Christian, went on to call it “weird” that atheists often become so turned off by nativity scenes that they try to get them removed from public property, especially considering that they don’t believe that these religious symbols hold any...
  • Brazil crash: Black box 'did not record Campos flight'

    08/15/2014 9:06:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    bbc ^ | 15 August 2014 Last updated at 15:03 ET
    The black box recovered from the wreckage of the plane crash that killed Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos did not record his flight, Brazilian Air Force (FAB) says. It said the audio recording FAB experts had analysed was not related to the flight that crashed on Wednesday. A spokesman said they were trying to determine what the recording was. Mr Campos and six others died when his private jet crashed in bad weather in the port city of Santos near Sao Paulo. Experts from the Centre of Investigation and Prevention of Aeronautical Accidents in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, have been...
  • Michael Brown Robs Store and Assaults Clerk Minutes Before Fatal Shooting

    08/15/2014 7:32:10 PM PDT · by grundle · 43 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2z5-H8NSGA
  • Statement from Michael Brown’s family and attorneys: ‘Beyond outraged’

    08/15/2014 12:20:33 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 30 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08/15/14
    The prolonged release of the officer’s name and then the subsequent alleged information regarding a robbery is the reason why the family and the local community have such distrust for the local law enforcement agencies. It is no way transparent to release the still photographs alleged to be Michael Brown and refuse to release the photographs of the officer that executed him. The police strategy of attempting to blame the victim will not divert our attention, from being focused on the autopsy, ballistics report and the trajectory of the bullets that caused Michael’s death and will demonstrate to the world...
  • Michael Brown’s kin: Ferguson cops ‘assassinated him. they're trying to assassinate his character’

    08/15/2014 10:42:03 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 108 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/15/14
    The family of the unarmed black teenager killed by a Missouri cop accused their town’s police chief of trying to “assassinate” the victim’s character. snip But Jackson also revealed that Wilson was responding to 911 reports of a “strong-arm” robbery at a convenience store Saturday when he fatally shot 18-year-old Brown. The timing of Jackson’s revelation outraged Brown’s parents and the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has been advising them, branded it a “smear campaign.” “It’s bad enough they assassinated him, and now they’re trying to assassinate his character,” Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump said. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/darren-wilson-identified-killed-18-year-old-michael-brown-article-1.1904539#ixzz3AU2vGlch
  • Officer Who Shot Mike Brown Black? No, Not Darren R. Wilson, President of Ethical Society of Police

    08/15/2014 10:28:56 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 11 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 08/15/14
    “The St. Louis police officer named in this story, Darren Wilson, is not the officer involved in the fatal Ferguson shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014,” the Post-Dispatch said. No pictures of the Darren Wilson who did shoot Brown have been made available as of yet. He doesn’t appear to be active on social media.
  • Disney's Devastating Signal About Radio

    08/15/2014 3:28:44 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 32 replies
    Radio Ink ^ | 8/15/14 | Eric Rhoads
    Way way back, I think it was about 1998, I made a prediction in Radio Ink that talked about how one day all of radio would be digital and online and we would see a time when AM and FM stations were no longer the primary means of distributing our programming. I went so far as to say that some would sell off their properties because they were no longer needed. I got lots of hate mail on that one. Yesterday, Disney, one of the world's most respected media companies, sent a signal to the media and advertising world that...
  • Still no murder trial for Mobile man with misspelled forehead tattoo

    08/14/2014 11:29:30 PM PDT · by boycott · 17 replies
    al.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Michael Dumas
    MOBILE, Alabama – The man police say shot his mother's boyfriend to death will now enter his fourth year of treatment at a psychiatric facility, a judge ruled Wednesday. Dwayne Batice Miller has been at the Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility since Oct. 2011, more than a year after he allegedly killed 47-year-old Fredrick Edwards in the west Mobile home they shared. Edwards was shot on July 10, 2010, as he sat in the Vista Bonita Drive East house's front room, according to previous reports. The murder weapon was found at the scene of the crime, police said. Miller, 30,...
  • Checkers flies US flag upside down; hear what Mexican employee tells concerned veterans

    08/14/2014 9:49:27 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 30 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 8/14/2014 | Jack Furnari
    An Army veteran joined a Marine cohort in confronting a Checkers restaurant for flying the American flag upside down. The vets say it’s the second time in three months that the eatery has improperly displayed Old Glory. The video was taken and posted on Facebook by John Zulu of Lakeland, Fl and according to Zulu: I just had to deal with checkers disrespecting the American flag for the second time. Please share this video everywhere. The employee even says, “I’m Mexican, I don’t even believe in the American flag.”
  • Two female Italian aid workers who ignored their parents’ pleas and snuck into Syria..kidnapped

    08/14/2014 5:55:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 14, 2014 | John Hall
    Two female Italian aid workers have been kidnapped by Islamist militants in northern Syria. Greta Ramelli, 20, and Vanessa Marzullo, 21, were working on humanitarian projects in the embattled city of Aleppo the Italian foreign ministry said, admitting that contact with the women is 'impossible'. Today Salvatore Marzullo, the father of Vanessa, spoke of his 'sickening' fear for his daughter's safety, as Italy's deputy foreign minister said the country is working 'belly to the ground' to find them
  • Racial/Ethnic makeup of Ferguson, MO - 2010 Census (vanity)

    08/13/2014 8:05:58 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 12 replies
    08-13-2014 | self
    As of the census of 2010, there were 21,203 people in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 29.3% White, 67.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.
  • Arizona State offensive lineman Chip Sarafin tells magazine he's gay.

    08/13/2014 4:38:00 PM PDT · by machogirl · 110 replies
    ABC15 ^ | August 13, 2014 | abc15.com
    Arizona State University football player Edward "Chip" Sarafin has come out as gay, according to Compete Magazine. In the magazine's August issue, the offensive linebacker said he told his teammates last spring. "It was really personal to me, and it benefited my peace of mind greatly," he said. Serafin told Compete, he told his teammates mostly for himself and because he wanted them to hear it from him instead of the college rumor mill.
  • Elvis superfan, 71, found dead two days after he gunned down an intruder

    08/13/2014 7:30:26 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 8 replies
    A man who turned his antebellum Mississippi home into a quirky Elvis Presley shrine was found dead Thursday on the front porch, two days after police said he killed a man who broke into the museum
  • Rush Limbaugh: Robin Williams and the Pop Culture Media

    08/13/2014 6:44:45 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 39 replies
    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: This is Mark in Des Plaines, Illinois. Welcome to the program. Hi. CALLER: Hi, Rush. You are such a great guy. I have a question for you about the news about Robin Williams -- RUSH: Before you get to that. Mark, I have never really known and I'm gonna ask. Is it Des Plaines, or Des Plaines? CALLER: Well, it's Des Plaines. RUSH: Des Plaines. Okay. CALLER: English kind of way to say it. RUSH: Gotcha. Gotcha. Okay. Thank you for that. CALLER: Yeah. My pleasure. You know, I don't want to sound insensitive, and Robin Williams was absolutely...
  • Time to lay off Tony Stewart

    08/13/2014 6:01:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 13, 2014
    I drove race cars for three years. I know race cars and race car drivers. It's time to lay off Tony Stewart. Don't get me wrong. Whatever should be said about him as a human being, Stewart is a phenomenally talented race car driver, likely one of the all-time greats of motorsports. By comparison, my racing was infinitely more humble, including three years of competition in the Sports Car Club of America and the International Motorsports Association — i.e. club and semi-pro — levels. I raced on asphalt road courses like Watkins Glen and Summit Point with left and right...
  • Butt batteries: Scientists store energy in used cigarette filters

    08/13/2014 2:28:15 AM PDT · by blueplum · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 6, 2014 | Michael Szabo; Mark Potter
    (Reuters) - Scientists in South Korea say they have found a way of converting used cigarette butts into a material capable of storing energy that could help power everything from mobile phones to electric cars. In a study published on Tuesday in the journal Nanotechnology, researchers from Seoul National University outlined how they transformed the used filters, which are composed mainly of cellulose acetate fibers and are considered toxic and a risk to the environment when discarded. "Our study has shown that used cigarette filters can be transformed into a high-performing carbon-based material using a simple one-step process, which simultaneously...
  • Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face from Space

    08/13/2014 12:30:41 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 20 replies
    motherboard.vice.com ^ | Aug 11, 2014
    Two months ago, after much lobbying by the biggest satellite company in North America, DigitalGlobe, the US government relaxed restrictions to allow for commercially available satellite imagery up to 25 cm resolution—twice as detailed as the previous limit of 50 cm. Now, the first commercial satellite set to capture these high-res images, DigitalGlobe's Worldview-3, will launch this Wednesday. The extra sharp images from Worldview-3 will greatly increase the maps' level of detail to the point where it can make out 10-inch objects, which means Google will soon be able to see “manholes and mailboxes” from its hired eyes in the...
  • Cooling or Warming? Scientists Present Past Climate Change Conundrum

    Is our climate cooling down or warming up? A new study of past climate data reveals that, despite previous belief, there has been a consistent global warming trend over the last 10,000 years, rather than a period of global cooling before humans intervened. "We have been building models and there are now robust contradictions," lead study author Zhengyu Liu, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, said in a news release. "Data from observation says global cooling. The physical model says it has to be warming." Our current geological epoch is called the Holocene, and the problem Liu is describing is referred...
  • Teen Convicted in Steubenville Rape Back on Football Roster

    08/12/2014 8:39:45 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    WTRF ^ | 08/11/2014
    Ma'Lik Richmond, one of two teens convicted in the rape of a 16-year-old girl in Steubenville, is back on the roster of the Steubenville Big Red football team. Richmond was found delinquent of raping a 16-year-old girl in March 2013, and must register as a Tier II sex offender every 180 days for 20 years. Richmond was released from an Ohio Juvenile Detention Center on January 6, 2014, and in June of this year, the 7th District Court of Appeals upheld his sexual offender classification. Richmond and his attorney had originally fought to have that sex offender classification dropped, but...
  • '72 Percent' Documentary Confronts The Black Community's Single-Parent 'Epidemic'

    08/12/2014 4:58:42 AM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    Huffington Post [link only] | August 5, 2014
    link only: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/05/72-percent-black-fatherhood_n_5648759.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular
  • POLICE AND RIOTS

    08/12/2014 4:47:26 AM PDT · by 7thson · 134 replies
    I have read some about the riots goind on due to the shooting death of Michael Brown and it started me thinking of something. I do not want anyone reading this post to think I sympathize with the rioters. I do not. But I think we should start to seriously question eitehr the training of police or how they recruit. I do not know how this esculated into a shooting. I have read and heard that police ordered a kid to walk on the sidewalk and not the street and it got nasty from there. However, not a week goes...
  • Williams a comic force, versatile actor

    08/11/2014 11:27:24 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 55 replies
    NEW YORK — The question from a fan in a Sirius XM interview last year was innocent — what do you think you’d be doing if you didn’t become a comedian? — and within seconds Robin Williams was impersonating physicist Stephen Hawking getting a lap dance at a strip club.
  • Obama, Hagel pay tribute to Robin Williams

    08/11/2014 10:48:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 12, 2014
    President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel paid tribute to actor and comedian Robin Williams Monday. Williams, 63, was found dead in his northern California home Monday and officials said it appeared to be a suicide. Obama said in a statement issued Monday night that Williams "arrived in our lives as an alien — but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit," referring to Williams' late 1970s role in the TV show "Mork and Mindy." The president was on vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
  • Democrats Pay Black Staffers 30% Less

    08/11/2014 10:44:23 PM PDT · by grundle · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 11, 2014 | Tim Mak
    African-American staffers on Democratic campaigns were paid 70 cents for each dollar their white counterparts made. For Hispanic staffers in Democratic campaigns, the figure was 68 cents on the dollar. Political operative Michael Gomez Daly worked on two congressional campaigns in 2012 with similar budgets. On one campaign, Daly, who describes himself as “a very light-skinned Hispanic,” was brought in as a field director, primarily for his skills as a Latino operative who could reach out to the Hispanic community. On the second campaign, where they did not know he was Hispanic, “I just came in as ‘Michael Daly,’ instead...
  • Family Of Mike Brown Furious Over Rioting, Looting: We Didn’t Ask For This, Please Stop

    08/11/2014 10:21:20 PM PDT · by grundle · 12 replies
    weaselzippers.us [link only] | August 11, 2014
    link only: http://weaselzippers.us/196081-family-of-mike-brown-furious-over-rioting-looting-we-didnt-ask-for-this-please-stop/
  • Chief: Police killed California robbery hostage [police shot hostage 10 times]]

    08/11/2014 8:32:33 PM PDT · by grundle · 118 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 11, 2014
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A hostage kidnapped during a Northern California bank robbery was killed by police in an ensuing chase and shootout, likely during a final gunbattle where the lone surviving suspect used her as a human shield, authorities said Monday. The results of a preliminary ballistics report show that police in the city of Stockton fired the 10 bullets that struck Misty Holt-Singh, 41, and all her wounds likely came during a final burst of gunfire, Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones said at a news conference.
  • Michael Brown shooting: Vigil for dead teen turns violent

    08/11/2014 7:34:58 PM PDT · by grundle · 67 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | August 11, 2014
    FERGUSON, Mo. - A day of anger over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in suburban St. Louis turned to mayhem as people looted businesses, vandalized vehicles and confronted police in riot gear who tried to block access to parts of the city. Additionally, Laura Hettiger, a reporter for CBS affiliate KMOV-TV, tweeted that the police chief in Ferguson claims he and the St. Louis County Police chief were shot at overnight in a Walmart parking lot. Police told CBS affiliate KMOV-TV in St. Louis that close to 300 officers responded to the area and two officers...
  • A PEACEMAKER WHO NEVER HAD IT EASY [A Stirring Tribute To Nixon]

    08/10/2014 9:00:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 31 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 9, 2014 | Ben Stein
    A PEACEMAKER WHO NEVER HAD IT EASY In the room with President Nixon, 40 years ago. By Ben Stein – 8.9.14 So, now it’s forty years since Richard Nixon resigned. The Peacemaker. Humiliated. Spat on by people not worthy to empty his bedpan. Disgraced for rumors of rumors of rumors. Even now, forty years on, a genuine genius, a man of character, George Will, an American icon of intelligence, gets roped into repeating the hoary chestnut that Nixon purposely prolonged the war in Vietnam before he was elected in 1968 to deprive Hubert Humphrey of the prize. There’s no story...
  • Gun Talk Radio 8/10/14

    08/10/2014 5:17:49 PM PDT · by mylife · 95 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 8/10/14 | Tom Gresham
    8.7.14: The Future of the Gun - This Week on Gun Talk Radio Mandeville, LA – It’s an update on the out-of-state mother arrested on gun charges in New Jersey, a new provocative book on the future of firearms, and more, this week on Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio, the original nationally-syndicated radio talk show about guns and the shooting sports. Attorney Evan Nappen is currently waging a court battle for the release of Pennsylvania mother Shaneen Allen. Allen was driving through New Jersey with a gun in her car when she was stopped for a traffic violation. She spent...
  • Freeper Input needed. Does Anyone Here Breed Dogs? Looking for Information on Getting Started

    08/10/2014 3:16:58 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 180 replies
    08.10.14 | Chickesoup
    Does anyone here breed dogs? I love a certain breed of dog and next year I am going to end one of my jobs and would like to buy and raise and train a few dogs of my favorite breed. But I don't know how to start. Love information. Or even direction. FreeRepublic you are like a husband, advisor, computer geek and everyday company to me. Love you all and wish I could have you all over for Chickensoup!!
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    08/10/2014 10:23:29 AM PDT · by Faith · 12 replies
    August 10, 2014 | Faith
    “Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the LORD your God and there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame. ‘And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days’” (Joel 2:27-29).
  • Ebola Suspected in Hamburg Germany

    08/09/2014 7:38:08 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 23 replies
    Bild.de via AvianFluTalk.com ^ | Aug. 10 2014 | THOMAS KNOOP, THOMAS Röthemeier and JOSEFIN ROSARY
    Hamburg – Ebola-Verdacht in Hamburg! Ein Mann (28) aus Freetown (Sierra Leone) soll das tödliche Virus nach Deutschland gebracht haben. Der Mann soll am 7. August über Paris in die Hansestadt gelangt sein. Von da an war er in einem Wohnheim in Hamburg-Hummelsbüttel untergebracht. Am Samstag klagte der Mann dann gegen 14 Uhr über Fieber und Erbrechen. Mit einem Rettungswagen wurde er in das Klinikum Heidberg gebracht. Dort kam er in die Notaufnahme. Zunächst blieb unklar, ob der Mann mit Ebola-Patienten in Kontakt gekommen war. Deshalb wurde er in einen Isolierraum verlegt. Claimed translation below, via AvianFluTalk.comTHOMAS KNOOP, THOMAS Röthemeier...
  • Dumb Things Feminsts Say (Caught On Social Media)

    08/09/2014 1:29:59 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 14 replies
    Poletical ^ | August 1st, 2014 | R. Rados
    The world of feminism is a strange one. Some of us might see the cause as lost and irrelevant, while others might see it as an essential part of equality. There may have been a time when feminism served its purpose in North America, but it's difficult to justify its need today, especially since most of the archaic laws that barred women from doing basic things have been abolished. Since women won the right to vote and become CEOs, modern feminism seems to have deteriorated into mindless sophistry. From advocating for free contraception to complaining about "cat calling" and exaggerating...
  • UKRAINE: How to force ATU Donbass free [DYNAMIC MAP]

    08/09/2014 4:58:36 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 2 replies
    14:42 09.08.2014 This is for those with military knowledge (I don't understand it very well!) :D
  • Wyoming cave dig unearths bones of ancient horses, cheetahs and bison

    08/09/2014 2:33:26 AM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 8, 2014 5:23pm EDT | LAURA ZUCKERMAN
    (Reuters) - Scientists excavating an ancient Wyoming sinkhole containing a rare trove of fossils of Ice Age mammals have unearthed hundreds of bones of such prehistoric animals as American cheetahs, a paleontologist said on Friday. The two-week dig by an international team of researchers led by Des Moines University paleontologist Julie Meachen marked the first exploration of Natural Trap Cave at the base of the Bighorn Mountains in north-central Wyoming since its initial discovery in the 1970s. Meachen said the extensive excavation that began late last month uncovered roughly 200 large bones of animals like horses that roamed North America...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she supports President Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes in Iraq

    08/08/2014 10:43:22 PM PDT · by grundle · 53 replies
    masslive.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Andy Metzger
    BOSTON — Warning against a new U.S. war in Iraq, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday stood by President Barack Obama’s decision to authorize targeted airstrikes to help defend Americans in Erbil, Iraq, and provide aid to a religious minority taking refuge in the Sinjar mountains. “It’s a complicated situation right now in Iraq and the president has taken very targeted actions to provide humanitarian relief that the Iraqi government requested, and to protect American citizens,” Warren told reporters. “But like the president I believe that any solution in Iraq is going to be a negotiated solution, not a military...