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  • School Choir Director And College Professor FREAK OUT Call The Cops On Man Legally Carrying A Gun

    03/06/2015 5:15:47 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/6/15 | Chuck Ross
    A Michigan man was not acting erratically or threatening other people at an Ann Arbor high school music recital, but he was openly — and legally — carrying a firearm. That was enough for a school choir director to call police and for a music professor to publicly shame him at the event. The incident happened Thursday evening at Pioneer High School when Steven Lorenz, the director of choirs at the school, spotted the man openly carrying a gun and called police.
  • How Would You Fare During the Apocalypse? (Survey Compares Republicans to Democrats)

    03/06/2015 4:31:54 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 62 replies
    YouGov.com ^ | March 3, 2015 | Peter Moore
    • Republicans are particularly confident in their ability to survive an apocalypse Many Americans have experience with natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes but each time that one hits an area of the country it is apparent that few people take disaster preparation as seriously as the government tells them to. When people are often so woefully unprepared for a hurricane or earthquake, what hope is there if civilization as we know it were to collapse? Research from YouGov shows that Americans are relatively optimistic about their fate in the event of an apocalyptic event. People tend to say...
  • The Goldman Sachs primary

    03/06/2015 1:23:53 PM PST · by nascarnation · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/2/2015 | Ben White
    NEW YORK — Forget the Democratic and Republican primaries: The two biggest names in the 2016 presidential race are competing directly against each other in an elite forum, the halls of Goldman Sachs. Jeb Bush will be back in New York raising money next week with his sights set on Goldman, the wealthiest and most successful bank in Wall Street history. He has a pair of events scheduled for next Wednesday with current and former Goldman executives, sources familiar with Bush’s plans said. The events signal that Bush hopes to go head to head for Goldman money and support with...
  • Clintons Began Taking White House Property a Year Ago [in 2000, Clintons stole from White House]

    03/06/2015 11:45:26 AM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    Lost Aneles Times ^ | February 10, 2001
    WASHINGTON — President Clinton and his wife started shipping White House furniture to the Clintons' newly purchased home in New York more than a year ago, despite questions at the time by the White House chief usher about whether they were entitled to remove the items. At least one of these items, a Ficks-Reed wicker table, was logged in at the White House on Feb. 8, 1993. The widow of the manufacturer, Joy Ficks, said last week that it was meant for the White House, not the Clintons. This week, the Clintons returned the four items to the White House,...
  • WORLD’S FIRST THREE-WAY GAY MARRIAGE TAKES PLACE IN THAILAND

    03/06/2015 10:31:45 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 6, 2015 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    Valentine’s Day 2015 will be infamous for more than the release of the film version of 50 Shades of Grey. It also witnessed the world’s first recorded polygamous gay marriage, as Joke, 29, Bell, 21 and Art, 26 tied the knot. Watchers of The Hangover Part 2 will not be surprised to learn that the marriage took place in Thailand, in the Uthai Thani Province.
  • Charges: Wis. Woman Was Using Facebook Before Crash That Killed 3 Kids

    03/06/2015 10:31:12 AM PST · by grundle · 62 replies
    CBS News Minnesota ^ | March 5, 2015
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some 15 months after a Wisconsin mother crashed into an oncoming truck, the district attorney says it’s a homicide case. Kari Jo Milberg, 34, was driving. Her 11-year-old daughter and two of her 5-year-old nieces were killed. The crash happened in Oak Grove Township in western Wisconsin back in December of 2013. Investigators say Milberg was exchanging Facebook messages less than 2 minutes before the crash. The district attorney is charging Milberg with three counts of homicide by negligent operation and one count of reckless driving causing injury. Milberg herself was thrown from the car and injured...
  • U. California students remove offensive American flag from 'inclusive' space

    03/06/2015 10:26:30 AM PST · by grundle · 44 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 6, 2015 | Caleb Bonham and Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    The Associated Students of University of California, Irvine voted to ban hanging flags in its main lobby. The flag banning legislation passed with six yea votes, four nay, and two abstentions. he Associated Students of University of California, Irvine (ASUCI) voted Tuesday to remove all flags, including American flags, from an inclusive space on campus because of their offensive nature. The bill, R50-70, was authored by Social Ecology Representative Matthew Guevara, and accuses all flags, especially, the American flag, of being “symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism.” “[F]lags construct paradigms of conformity and sets [sic] homogenized standards for others...
  • 'Perverting' Islam, Obama Misquotes Scripture

    03/06/2015 1:42:33 AM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 26, 2015 | PAUL SPERRY
    ... while hosting last week's "Summit on Countering Violent Extremism," Obama recited a verse from the Muslim holy book like so: "The Quran says whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind." A beautiful passage — if only it were as he states it. The Quranic verse the president quotes — 5:32 — actually condones killing those who "murder" Muslims, "wage war against Allah" or spread "mischief in the land." Mischief is defined as "treason against Allah," and the very next verse — 5:33 — calls for guilty infidels to be beheaded. Obama glosses over...
  • Original Sin- Gramsci (FR-1998)- The most profound article ever posted here.

    03/05/2015 10:00:37 PM PST · by barmag25 · 26 replies
    [ Last | Latest Posts | Latest Articles | Self Search | Add Bookmark | Post | Abuse | Help! ] Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. Original Sin Culture/Society Editorial Keywords: CULTURE, LIBERALISM, POLITICS, DECEPTIONS, POWER, CORRUPTION Source: The Laissez Faire City Times Published: Dec. 28, 1998 Author: ACE Posted on 08/19/2001 11:27:40 PDT by Coyote Original Sin by ACE Few things...
  • Europe: Time for the Third Way

    03/05/2015 10:11:06 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    The Office of Tony Blair ^ | 2/11/2015 | Tony Blair
    Europe as an entity and as an ideal is more needed than ever. The individual countries of Europe need the collective power of Europe to assert their interests, influence and values. Yet, as the impasse over Greece confirms, the continent is in crisis. Many assume that some form of compromise is in the offing. Debt can somehow be kicked down the road. The Greek government will bend; the troika of creditors — the EU, ECB and International Monetary Fund — will bend and somewhere in the middle the two will come together. I do not see it. Greece is part...
  • Mayor to NYC business leaders: Start pay at $13 an hour

    03/05/2015 10:06:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 5, 2015 12:11 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, promoting his message of income equality and empowering the less fortunate, pressed influential New York City business leaders on Thursday to raise their workers’ starting pay to $13 an hour. The liberal mayor made his call in front of a group that broadly supported his predecessor, billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg, and at times had been skeptical of de Blasio’s agenda: a gathering of the well-heeled and powerful known as The Association for a Better New York. “I want to call on you, the business leaders gathered in this room, to do your part,” the mayor, a...
  • Hillary Decries Secret Bush email Accounts

    03/05/2015 6:44:18 AM PST · by Texas Eagle · 23 replies
    bing.com/videos ^ | June 6, 2007 | video
    Video: Hillary Complains About Secret Bush Email Accounts
  • WLS (Chicago) ready to drop Rush Limbaugh

    03/05/2015 4:44:56 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 157 replies
    robertfeder.com ^ | 3/5/15 | Robert Feder
    Rush Limbaugh, who’s been a fixture on WLS AM 890 for more than 25 years, is about to get the bum’s rush from the Cumulus Media news/talk station, sources said Wednesday. If all goes as planned, Limbaugh’s syndicated talk show, which airs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, will be dropped by the end of March, according to insiders at WLS. A Cumulus Media spokeswoman declined immediate comment. But a source familiar with the decision said it was based on the show’s diminished ratings and failure to generate advertising revenue for the station, adding: “It’s impossible to...
  • Europe considers new proposals to create tiered internet service

    03/05/2015 12:03:10 AM PST · by grundle · 11 replies
    The Verge ^ | March 4, 2015 | James Vincent
    Just one week after the American government voted to enforce net neutrality, the European Union is considering plans allowing the opposite: permitting internet providers to create a tiered internet service with paid fast lanes. A proposal put forward by Latvia would reportedly allow telecoms companies to "enter into agreements" with companies and individuals to provide faster internet speeds — so long as these deals do not impair other users' connections. The plans are currently being voted on by representatives from the 28 EU member states and, if they are passed, will then be debated by the European Commission and the...
  • Scientists discover a hormone that gives you the same benefits as exercise without breaking a sweat

    03/04/2015 7:16:26 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2015 | ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD
    If the thought of running on a treadmill makes you shudder, then you may soon have an excuse to avoid it altogether. US researchers claim they have found a hormone that mimics the effects of exercise, allowing people to lose weight and regulate their blood sugar. The hormone, dubbed MOTS-c, has been proven to work in mice and clinical trials on humans could begin in three years. The discovery of MOTS-c - a molecule that acts as a signal for the body - was made by scientists at the University of Southern California. MOTS-c works by increasing insulin sensitivity, allowing...
  • White US children will be minorities by 2020 after immigrant 'baby boom', Census reveals

    03/04/2015 3:30:20 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 81 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2015 | Michael Zennie
    White children will be outnumbered by minority kids in the United States in just five years, new Census Bureau projections reveal. This is the result of an ongoing trend of declining birth among white Americans and a baby boom among immigrant groups, as well as a surge in immigration. By the year 2020, 50.2 percent of all children in the US are expected to be non-white, according to the Census. By 2044, whites will be outnumbered by minorities. The Census study, released this week, predicts that by year 2060, nearly 20 percent of the population will be foreign born -...
  • What to do when daycare costs more than college [75% of wife's take home pay]

    03/04/2015 2:53:31 PM PST · by grundle · 60 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | March 2, 2015 | Jeanie Ahn
    Dalia Gokirmak, 31, and her husband Oscar, 41, always wanted a big family. But when they found out they were having twins when she was pregnant for the second time, reality sunk in immediately. “I’ll be honest, I pulled out the calculator right away,” Oscar says. Though they would’ve preferred to stay in Hoboken, N.J., the couple knew they would not be able to afford $1,600 a month per child, the going childcare rate in the area, plus the cost of moving to a bigger home. So they packed up and moved to the neighboring town of Union City where...
  • Is Obama a Sunni or Shia Muslim Plant?

    03/04/2015 12:30:26 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 73 replies
    We know Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim. He has said he'll stand with the Muslims with things get ugly in his book. He has said the future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet Mohammed. He has said Muslims built America. He has threatened to shoot down Israeli jets. He has given the Muslim "one finger in the air" sign last summer. Obama has justified ISIS actions by saying "The Crusades" just as ISIS has done in many videos. He has a ring that says there is no God but Allah. But what kind of Muslim is...
  • Why the Inventor of K-Cups Doesn't Use Them

    03/04/2015 10:10:35 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 116 replies
    Newser ^ | 03/03/2015 | Jenn Gidman
    For one, 'they're kind of expensive,' John Sylvan says (Newser) If anyone would brew his morning joe using K-Cups, you'd think it would be the inventor of the K-Cup himself. But John Sylvan, whose single-serve pods revolutionized the coffee landscape, sticks with making coffee the old-fashioned way. "I don't have [pods]. They're kind of expensive to use," John Sylvan tells James Hamblin, writing for the Atlantic. "Plus it's not like drip coffee is tough to make." But besides being steeper in cost, the plastic-and-foil pods that made up most of Keurig Green Mountain's $4.7 billion in revenue last year have...
  • Clinton ran own computer system for her official emails (sneaky thunderthighs!)

    03/04/2015 8:18:46 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 03/04/15 | By JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails - on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state - traced back to an Internet service registered to her family's home in Chappaqua, New York, according to Internet records reviewed by The Associated Press. The highly unusual practice of a Cabinet-level official physically running her own email would have given Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate, impressive control over limiting access to her message archives. It also would distinguish Clinton's secretive email practices as far more sophisticated than...
  • NYC Schools Adding 2 Muslim Holidays to Calendar

    03/04/2015 7:47:33 AM PST · by thefactor · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | Yaron Steinbuch
    New York City schools will add two Muslim holidays to the calendar this year, Mayor de Blasio is announcing Wednesday.“Today we’ll announce the addition of Eid al-Adha & al-Fitr to @NYCSchools holiday schedule, a change that respects the diversity of our city,” Hizzoner tweeted.
  • Ethiopia, Long Mired in Poverty, Rides an Economic Boom

    03/03/2015 11:02:43 PM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 3, 2015 | ISMA’IL KUSHKUSH
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The bulldozers, tractors and cranes are busy day and night, paving new roads, building tall glass buildings and constructing a new light rail system to stitch together the city’s ends. In less than five years, the city’s skyline has changed drastically. Above the dust, in a seven-story building overlooking Meskel Square, sits Abiy Gebeyehu, a real estate development manager at the Sunshine Construction Company. He is going through files and figures, looking down at the spot where Ethiopia’s former communist dictator, Mengistu Haile Mariam, once smashed to the ground three bottles of what was supposedly blood...
  • [tax cheater] Hillary Clinton Didn't Report $6,498 Profit In Commodities Account, White House Says

    03/03/2015 10:06:42 PM PST · by grundle · 45 replies
    N ew York Times ^ | April 12, 1994 | GWEN IFILL
    The White House said today that Hillary Rodham Clinton made $6,498 in a commodities-trading venture in 1980 and never reported the profit to the Internal Revenue Service.
  • A Child of Gay Parents Writes to Justice Kennedy

    03/03/2015 8:50:19 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 16 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 27 2015 | Katy Faust
    Dear Justice Kennedy, June is nigh, and with it will comes your ruling on the most contentious political issue of our time: marriage. I write because I am one of many children with gay parents who believe we should protect marriage. I believe you were right when, during the Proposition 8 deliberations, you said “the voice of those children [of same-sex parents] is important.” I’d like to explain why I think redefining marriage would actually serve to strip these children of their most fundamental rights. It’s very difficult to speak about this subject, because I love my mom. Most of...
  • Iran's Khamenei: 'Increasing global hatred of Israel is a sign of divine help' [Zechariah 12]

    03/03/2015 3:47:26 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 3/3/2015 | Staff
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has claimed that heightened anti-Israel sentiments across the globe serve as a sign of "divine help" in the Islamic Republic's fight against its arch enemy. "Increasing global hatred of #Israel is a sign of divine help," he wrote late Monday on Twitter.Iran's leading cleric came out against the pro-Israel lobby, American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the group's annual confab on Monday. The premier warned of the existential threat a nuclear Iran would pose to Israel during his speech at the AIPAC conference, which came ahead of his...
  • UK: Weasel photographed riding on a woodpecker's back

    03/03/2015 11:13:44 AM PST · by the scotsman · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3rd March 2015 | BBC NEWS
    'Amateur photographer Martin Le-May, from Essex, has recorded the extraordinary image of a weasel riding on the back of a green woodpecker as it flies through the air. The photograph was taken at Hornchurch Country Park in east London on Monday afternoon. Speaking to BBC News, Mr Le-May said he had managed to capture the moment while he was out walking with his wife Ann.'
  • 340-pound OJ Simpson says his left knee has deteriorated so badly he needs a cane to walk

    03/03/2015 9:29:28 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 3, 2015 | Pat Shipp
    OJ Simpson, who is currently incarcerated in the Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada, cannot walk without a cane and fears he will be in a wheelchair when he finally leaves prison, the Daily Mail Online has learned exclusively. He is furious with prison officials because he says they refuse to allow him to leave the prison to get the surgery he can only get on the outside. let him get medical care outside. And now, OJ fears he will soon be in a wheelchair and may never walk again. OJ, 67, was recently seen struggling to walk around the prison...
  • Google Decides What Is Fact In New Search Results Ranking System

    03/03/2015 8:40:07 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/2/15 | Giuseppe Macri
    The world’s largest search engine is setting itself up to become the global arbiter of truth online.
  • NASA Mourns Loss of Kennedy Test Director Norm Carlson

    03/02/2015 11:36:56 PM PST · by Ray76 · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | Mar 2, 2015 | Bob Granath
    Norman "Norm" Carlson, a former chief NASA test director for space shuttle launches at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida died March 1, 2015. He was 81. A resident of Titusville, Florida, Carlson's career with NASA spanned 35 years. “Norm Carlson was a NASA test director for the first space shuttle flight and many that followed," said Kennedy Director, Bob Cabana. "He became the chief test director and was the consummate professional, working tirelessly to ensure the success of the missions and the safety of all of the astronauts." Following service in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956,...
  • Obama Supporters Endorse Communist Karl Marx for President in 2016 Election(Video)

    03/02/2015 9:21:04 PM PST · by barmag25 · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/2/15 | Mark dice
    Obama Supporters Endorse Communist Karl Marx for President in 2016 Election
  • $4.8M in gold bars stolen in armored truck heist on highway

    03/02/2015 8:51:09 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 51 replies
    AP ^ | 03-02-2015 | By MICHAEL BIESECKER
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Shortly after dusk along a lonely stretch of Interstate 95, armed robbers hijacked an armored truck, tied up the two guards and disappeared into the night with 275 pounds of gold bars.
  • Liberals Mugged by Obamanet [liberals complain about net neutrality]

    03/02/2015 7:43:49 PM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | March 1, 2015 | L. Gordon Crovitz
    Buyer’s remorse is already setting in for Google and other ‘net neutrality’ proponents. When Google’s Eric Schmidt called White House officials a few weeks ago to oppose President Obama ’s demand that the Internet be regulated as a utility, they told him to buzz off. The chairman of the company that led lobbying for “net neutrality” learned the Obama plan made in its name instead micromanages the Internet. Mr. Schmidt is not the only liberal mugged by the reality of Obamanet... as details leak out, liberals have joined the opposition to ending the Internet as we know it. The Progressive...
  • Study finds gorilla origins in half of human AIDS virus lineages

    03/02/2015 1:17:59 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 23 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 2, 2015 | WILL DUNHAM, REUTERS
    WASHINGTON- Revealing new details about the origins of AIDS, scientists said on Monday half the lineages of the main type of human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1, originated in gorillas in Cameroon before infecting people, probably via bushmeat hunting.
  • Caught On Video: Skydiver Suffers Seizure During Jump Before Instructor Pulls Ripcord, Saving Him

    03/02/2015 3:51:00 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 13 replies
    sanfrancisco.cbslocal ^ | 03/01/15 | sanfrancisco.cbslocal
    SAN BRUNO (CBS SF) — A skydiver posted video of himself having a seizure during a jump that quickly racked up views on YouTube. The diver posted the video on San Bruno-based YouTube under the username Nomadic Adrenaline showing what he describes as “possibly the scariest moment of my life.”
  • Time and station for Netanyahu speech

    03/01/2015 11:03:01 AM PST · by Corky Boyd · 29 replies
    C Span ^ | March 1, 2015 | Corky Boyd
    For those wondering about the time and channel for Prime Minister Netanyahu's address to Congress, it will be carried by C Span beginning at 10:45am Tuesday March 3.
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    03/01/2015 8:43:58 AM PST · by Faith · 11 replies
    March 1, 2015 | Faith
    The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness - Matthew 6: 22-23
  • NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS, BEHAVING STRANGELY

    03/01/2015 8:00:21 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 34 replies
    SpaceWeather.com ^ | 1MAR2015 | Staff Writer
    The southern season for noctilucent clouds (NLCs) has come to an end. NASA's AIM spacecraft observed the last wisps of electric-blue over Antarctica on Feb. 20, 2015. The end of the season was no surprise: The polar clouds always subside in late summer. Looking back over the entire season, however, reveals something unexpected. In an 8-year plot of Antarctic noctilucent cloud frequencies, the 2014-2015 season is clearly different from the rest: These data come from the AIM spacecraft, which was launched in 2007 to monitor NLCs from Earth orbit. The curves show the abundance ("frequency") of the clouds vs. time...
  • BREAKING! VENEZUELA SAYS THEY’VE CAPTURED AMERICAN PILOT (video)

    02/28/2015 4:44:55 PM PST · by blueyon · 63 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 2/28/15 | soopermexican
    As if foreign policy couldn’t get any worse. The President Piece of Crap Maduro announced that they have captured an American pilot that was trying to topple his regime. Watch below:
  • Lawsuit Plaintiff Byron Allen: Comcast Uses 'Least Expensive Negro' Al Sharpton

    02/28/2015 4:10:22 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 30 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | February 28, 2015 | Rahel Gebreyes
    Allen also said media companies add insult to injury by throwing money at Sharpton, "the least expensive negro," to "cover" up their track record of "blatant" discrimination. "Instead of spending real money with real, 100 percent African American-owned media, it is easier to give [Sharpton] $50,000 to give them a cover," he said.
  • Rev. Graham: ‘Washington Has Been Infiltrated by Muslims... [Revelation 12]

    02/27/2015 3:29:19 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 21 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 2/27/2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    While commenting on whether Western countries can unite to defeat Islamic radicals, Rev. Franklin Graham said one of the major problems is that Western governments have “been infiltrated by Muslims,” and in the United States in particular Muslims “are advising the White House.” They “are part of the problem,” said Rev. Graham. “And we see this also in Western Europe. They have gotten into the halls of power and they are an influence.” The reverend made his remarks on the Feb. 26 edition of The O’Reilly Factor. Asked by host Bill O'Reilly why he thinks "the world will not unite...
  • Adults Raised by Gay Couples Speak Out Against Gay ‘Marriage’ in Federal Court [Luke 17]

    02/27/2015 3:14:40 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 12 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 1/23/2015 | Lauretta Brown
    (CNSNews.com) – Four adult children of same-sex parents have submitted amicus curiae briefs in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals asking that it oppose the legalization of same-sex “marriage." The Court, in New Orleans, La., heard arguments on Jan. 9 as it considers whether to uphold traditional marriage – defined as being between one man and one woman -- in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. B.N. Klein, Robert Oscar Lopez, Dawn Stefanowicz, and Katy Faust all grew up with homosexual parents. All four argued that redefining marriage to include same-sex couples would harm children by depriving them of a mother or...
  • Kearny mom speaks out about measles (Anti-Vaxer changes her mind - LINK ONLY)

    02/27/2015 11:04:20 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 20 replies
    AZ Central | 02/26/2015 | Connie Cone Sexton
    Anti vaxer Mom takes her kids to Disneyland. They get the measels. They go home and expose 1000 more people to measels.Woo Hoo!
  • Leonard Nimoy, world famous as Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek,’ dies

    02/27/2015 11:00:47 AM PST · by TBP · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, February 27, 2015 | Phillip Swarts
    Actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Spock in the “Star Trek” TV series, passed away Friday at his Los Angeles home. He was 83....
  • Mass. principal lashes out at Twitter bullies

    02/27/2015 10:54:52 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 2 replies
    WWLP ^ | 02/26/2015 | John Atwater
    WINCHENDON, Mass. (CNN) – A school principal in Massachusetts is issuing a warning to cyber bullies calling them cowards and promising to find and punish them. This, after about two dozen students became targets of bullies online. “I went with a strong message partly to be proactive about it,” said Joshua Romano, Murdock Middle High Principal. The passionate message to students was direct and forceful to the pathetic cowards who chose to start and participate in this, “You are warned. I am coming for you and I am furious.” “I wanted to make it clear that I wasn’t going to...
  • The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress [link only]

    02/26/2015 10:17:23 PM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    Wired [link only] | February 26, 2015 | Adam Rogers
    link only: http://www.wired.com/2015/02/science-one-agrees-color-dress/
  • House will vote Friday to prevent Homeland Security shutdown

    02/26/2015 8:18:24 PM PST · by what's up · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb 26, 2014 | Scott Wong,Rebecca Shabad and Cristina Marcos
    The House will vote Friday on a bill funding the Department of Homeland Security for three weeks in an attempt to avert a shutdown slated for Saturday at the massive agency. If the bill is approved by the House, the Senate is expected to quickly follow suit — though the upper chamber also plans to move forward with a bill funding Homeland Security through the end of the fiscal year. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced the new strategy to his rank-and-file members during a closed-door caucus meeting Thursday night. Senior Republicans predicted it would win enough support to clear the...
  • Comic Book Women With Realistic Bodies Are The Heroines We Need [barf alert]

    02/26/2015 6:09:26 PM PST · by grundle · 64 replies
    Huffinington Post ^ | February 26, 2015 | Cavan Sieczkowski
    Yes, comic book heroines are supposed to have powers that are out of this world, but the illustrations of their bodies could definitely be brought down to Earth. A creative team working with Bulimia.com, a website dedicated to providing information and support systems to those struggling with eating disorders, decided to transform covers of comic books depicting popular female -- and male -- characters and give our favorite heroes more realistic bodies. Instead of figures with huge breasts, impossibly small waists and disproportioned thighs, they gave characters like DC Comics' Catwoman and Marvel's Black Widow more practical bodies. The team...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 27 February 2015

    02/26/2015 5:51:53 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 100 replies
    February 26, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea,or maybe a tall brew? Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our...
  • Former Megachurch Pastor Rob Bell: A Church That Doesn't Support Gay Marriage Is 'Irrelevant'

    02/26/2015 3:36:12 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 70 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 2/20/2015 | Carol Kuruvilla
    Rob Bell, the widely popular and controversial former megachurch pastor, is now convinced that a church doesn’t support same-sex marriage will "continue to be even more irrelevant." Bell made the comments on an episode of Oprah Winfrey's "Super Soul Sunday," where he appeared with his wife Kristen to talk about religion and spirituality. "One of the oldest aches in the bones of humanity is loneliness," Bell said. "Loneliness is not good for the world. Whoever you are, gay or straight, it is totally normal, natural and healthy to want someone to go through life with. It's central to our humanity....
  • Punjab Youth Work Force Development

    02/26/2015 2:15:00 PM PST · by maddog55 · 2 replies
    FedBizOps.Gov ^ | 19 Feb 2015 | N/A
    This pre-solicitation Notice/Synopsis seeks to inform prospective Offerors about an anticipated opportunity to implement stabilization initiatives under the "Punjab Youth WorkForce Development Project (PYWFD). USAID intends to post a solicitation within 15 days. PYWFD will reduce the likelihood of extremism by increasing stability in targeted areas through engagement of productive economic activities focusing on the youth. PYWFD Project is an initial three-year US$10-15 million award, that will focus on empowering disadvantaged youth (aged 16-29) by providing them with income-earning opportunities to improve their economic status and address one of the primary causes of on-going instability and violence in the country.