Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $35,825
40%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 40% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Miscellaneous (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Mystery of Confederate submarine that sank Union ship then vanished finally solved?

    01/30/2015 12:59:21 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 58 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | January 30, 2015 | Sadie Whitelocks
    After 15 years of painstaking restoration, scientists say they are on the brink of solving what sank the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley - the first sub in history to wreck an enemy warship. Considered the Confederacy's stealth weapon during the Civil War, the hand-cranked Hunley sank the Union warship Housatonic in winter 1864 and then disappeared with all eight Confederate sailors inside. Its remains were discovered in 1995 in waters off South Carolina and five later it was raised to a conservation lab. Now with about 70per cent of the hull cleaned of heavy rust, Paul Mardikian, a senior conservator...
  • Sociologists: 'Christianophobia,' Anti-Christian Hostility Infects Powerful Elite Subculture

    01/30/2015 8:11:28 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 12 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 1/29/2015 | NAPP NAZWORTH
    A small, but elite group of Americans demonstrate signs of anti-Christian hostility, sociologists David Williamson and George Yancey claim in their new book, So Many Christians, So Few Lions: Is There Christianophobia in the United States? In an email interview with The Christian Post, Yancey, professor of sociology at the University of North Texas, explained that Christians are fortunate in one sense, because those with anti-Christian hostility are small in number; but in another sense, they should be concerned, because those with "Christianophobia" tend to be powerful elites with influence in certain important areas, such as higher education. The data...
  • 'Expensive' placebos work better than 'cheap' ones, study finds

    01/29/2015 7:35:53 PM PST · by grundle · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 28, 2015 | Karen Kaplan
    How do you convert a simple saline solution into a useful treatment for people with Parkinson’s disease? Tell them it’s a drug that costs $100 per dose. And if you want to make it even more effective, tell them it costs $1,500 instead. That’s what researchers from the University of Cincinnati discovered in an unusual clinical trial. Instead of testing a placebo against an actual drug, they pitted two placebos against each other. The only difference between the two sham treatments was their purported price. The team from the University of Cincinnati and their colleagues had a hunch that patients...
  • Stevie Wonder decries racism against Obama during Andrae Crouch eulogy

    01/29/2015 6:19:59 PM PST · by grundle · 85 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    While performing the eulogy for gospel music legend Andraé Crouch, Stevie Wonder decried what he believes is racism against President Obama, arguing that despite the president’s best efforts, too many Americans dislike him simply because he’s black. “For me, seeing the world and visualizing in my mind what is going on, some of it is such a heartbreak,” Mr. Wonder said while softly playing the piano at the Jan. 21 funeral for Crouch in Los Angeles. “We live in a time where I believe we have a president that truly wanted to see the world come together, to see this...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 30 January 2015

    01/29/2015 5:58:42 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 104 replies
    January 29, 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, milk shakes, brews, conversation, and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe....
  • Republicans: House to begin work on health care alternative

    01/29/2015 3:37:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 29, 2015 5:29 PM EST
    The House will vote next week to repeal the health care law Republicans have vowed to undo. They’ll also direct work to start on a replacement bill the GOP promised more than four years ago. …
  • Investigator: AirAsia plane wobbled, climbed and triggered stall warning

    01/29/2015 2:30:21 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 17 replies
    Cruising at 32,000 feet amid stormy weather, about 11:12 p.m. UTC the pilot asked control whether it could ascend to 38,000 feet. They then ascended to 37,400 feet in about 30 seconds in a steep climb. Commercial planes are not designed to ascend so quickly, it may have been climbing at a rate twice as fast as it could and should. The stall warnings -- which blare the words "Stall, Stall" -- went on as the plane started the steep climb and continued until it crashed, according to information on the flight data recorder.
  • Woman Turns 40, Marries Herself

    01/29/2015 12:38:35 PM PST · by McBuff · 80 replies
    Newser ^ | 1/29/15 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    (NEWSER) – Houston native Yasmin Eleby vowed that she'd marry herself if she hadn't found true love by 40. And for her 40th birthday, that's exactly what she did. The well-traveled businesswoman who works overseas in the oil industry organized an elaborate wedding, reports the Houston Chronicle, which included 10 bridesmaids and was officiated by her minister sister. (It was a spiritual service, as it is not legal to marry oneself.) Eleby's mother walked her down the aisle, and Eleby sang R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly," which includes the line, "Now I know the meaning of true love."...
  • Bridgeport Mayor Threatened After Appearing With Al Sharpton On MSNBC

    01/29/2015 9:53:50 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 27 replies
    COURANT.COM ^ | January 28, 2015 | Nicholas Rondinone
    The mayor received threats after appearing on MSNBC on Monday, a city spokesman said. Mayor Bill Finch appeared on the show PoliticsNation for an interview about the weather conditions in the city during the blizzard. According to city spokesman Brett Broesder, Finch thanked the show's host, Rev. Al Sharpton, for his leadership on climate change following the interview.
  • Exclusive: Huckabee responds to 'trashy women' reports

    01/29/2015 8:42:51 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 49 replies
    http://centurylink.net ^ | January 28, 2015 | Fox News
    Media reports claim former governor called Fox women "trashy".
  • More Evidence China Preparing To Attack Japan

    01/29/2015 7:21:07 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 31 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | David Archibald
    While America is preoccupied with the Middle East,evidence accumulates that China is actively preparing...the launch of a war with Japan. Just over a week after I wrote this article on evidence of China’s preparations for an attack, Janes on 22 January published this image from 13 October 2014 of the helipads under construction in the Nanji Islands: The image shows the construction of ten helipads with trenching around them. The trenching would be for individual fuel lines to each helipad. This is an expeditionary helipad complex. Flights of ten helicopters would fly in from the mainland, refuel as quickly as...
  • ISLAMIC ALARM ALERT: Shariah Law Implanted in America! What/Where Are The Dangers?

    01/28/2015 6:16:06 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 67 replies
    Adina Kutnicki, A Zionist & Conservative Blog ^ | January 28, 2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    IN order to internalize the grave danger America is in – relative to the injection of Shariah Law - one must first recognize why ANY semblance of Shariah Law implanted within America is a clear and present danger. Civil, criminal, Shariah financing laws…makes no diff. SPECIFICALLY, the Muslim Brotherhood’s overall plan is to subsume all of America under the boot of Shariah, not “just” the Muslim community. They are deadly serious, and their track record attests as much. Don’t dare to dismiss their American (and global) designs. AT its base, Shariah Law is a knock out blow (despite protestations to...
  • Pennsylvania woman steals cop car with hands cuffed behind back: police

    01/28/2015 4:59:39 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01-28-2015 | Michael Walsh
    Pennsylvania police have released shocking dashcam footage of a high-speed chase involving a woman who stole a cop car — all while with her hands were cuffed behind her back. Roxanne Rimer, 27, somehow managed to make her way from the back seat to the driver’s seat of the Center Township police cruiser before stepping on the gas — kicking off a nearly 10-minute ride. The Chippewa Township woman had been arrested that night, Jan. 14, for allegedly stealing earrings from a Kohl's department store. Police footage shows that Rimer and her mother, Malinda Greene, had been handcuffed and escorted...
  • Two utilities opt out of Cape Wind

    01/28/2015 4:36:04 PM PST · by grundle · 6 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 7, 2015 | Jim O’Sullivan
    The Cape Wind plan was dealt a major setback Tuesday when two power companies that had agreed to buy energy from the Nantucket Sound wind farm terminated their contracts with the developers, raising questions about the future of the $2.5 billion offshore project. National Grid and Northeast Utilities said Cape Wind had missed the Dec. 31 deadline contained in the 2012 contracts to obtain financing and begin construction, and chosen not to put up financial collateral to extend the deadline. NStar, a Northeast Utilities subsidiary, informed Cape Wind officials of its decision late Tuesday, officials said. “Unfortunately, Cape Wind has...
  • Seattle to Fine Residents for Throwing Food in the Garbage

    01/28/2015 10:12:24 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 111 replies
    CNS.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Curtis kalin
    Seattle to Fine Residents for Throwing Food in the Garbage In an attempt to shame residents of their city, a new Seattle law will levy a fine on homes that do not properly sort food out of their garbage. Emblazoned with a red citation tag, violators will start to be fined anywhere from $1-$50 in July. For now, Seattle residents will be publicly shamed by the ‘Scarlet Letter’-like tags. US Food Waste Food waste is a big, and still growing, problem. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo) "I'm sure neighbors are going to see these on their other neighbors' cans," says Rodney Watkins,...
  • The Elites Bow to Mecca

    01/28/2015 8:27:52 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 13 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | J.R. Dunn
    The aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre has confirmed something widely suspected: this country’s elites have no interest in defeating terrorism. Out of the 17 people murdered by Jihadi thugs in Paris, four were cops and four were innocent passersby who happened to be in a kosher shop at the wrong moment. But the other nine were perfect examples of 21st-century postmodern secular elites. Sophisticated, skeptical, well-educated, and well-to-do bohos working in media whose response to anything at all was a combination of aloofness, impudence, and irony. In this they were representative of their generation -- essentially French versions of...
  • Ten times more than first estimated will lose employer-based health insurance under Obamacare

    01/28/2015 8:19:30 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 27 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Rick Moran
    The latest data on Obamacare analyzed by the Congressional Budget Office shows that 10 million Americans are likely to lose their employer-based insurance by 2021 as companies dump their workers onto the Obamacare exchanges. That's 10 times the number originally projected by the CBO. About 1 of every 16 workers will be affected.
  • Iran-Syria-North Korea Nuclear Nexus

    01/28/2015 7:27:24 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 1 replies
    FrontpageMag.com ^ | January 28, 2015 | Majid Rafizadeh
    HassanAs Iranian and American chief diplomats continue to meet to find ways to speed up nuclear negotiations and strike a final nuclear deal that would lead to the removal of all international sanctions on the ruling clerics, the Obama administration persists in ignoring the recent revelations about the Islamic Republic and its covert operations in the region.
  • Islamic State vows to behead Obama and make US a “Muslim province”

    01/28/2015 7:27:24 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 63 replies
    JihadWatch.og ^ | January 28, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    “Know, oh Obama, that will reach America. Know also that we will cut off your head in the White House, and transform America into a Muslim Province.”
  • Apple announces Q1 2015 results: 74.5 million iPhones, 21.4 million iPads, 5.5 million Macs sold

    01/27/2015 1:57:48 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    iMore ^ | 01/27/15 | Rene Ritchie,
    Apple has announced their Q1 2015 earnings and the numbers include Apple announces Q1 2015 results: 74.5 million iPhones, 21.4 million iPads, 5.5 million Macs sold, $74.6 billion in revenue earned! Apple's CEO, Tim Cook: "We'd like to thank our customers for an incredible quarter, which saw demand for Apple products soar to an all-time high," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "Our revenue grew 30 percent over last year to $74.6 billion, and the execution by our teams to achieve these results was simply phenomenal." Highest-ever revenue & earnings drive 48% increase in EPS Growth led by record revenue from...
  • Melissa Rivers Files Lawsuit for Her Mother's Death

    01/27/2015 11:36:57 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 46 replies
    US News/AP ^ | 01/2782015 | COLLEEN LONG
    NEW YORK (AP) — While Joan Rivers lay sedated in a Manhattan clinic, her doctors performed unauthorized medical procedures, snapped a selfie with the comedian and failed to act as her vital signs deteriorated, according to a malpractice lawsuit filed Monday by her daughter, Melissa. The 81-year-old comedian and star of "Fashion Police" on E! died Sept. 4, days after she went in for a routine endoscopy at Yorkville Endoscopy on Manhattan's Upper East Side and stopped breathing. The lawsuit filed in Manhattan State Supreme Court paints a picture of a careless, cocky staff of doctors who ran roughshod over...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Jimmy McMillan of 'The Rent Is Too Damn High' receives eviction notice

    01/27/2015 8:11:18 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 4 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 01/26/2015 | BY John Marzulli
    The too-damn-high rent is now the least of Jimmy McMillan’s problems. The flamboyant gubernatorial candidate has been slapped with an eviction notice ordering him out of his $872-a-month rent stabilized East Village apartment. McMillan, founder of the fringe political party called The Rent Is Too Damn High, has filed suit in Brooklyn Federal Court seeking to stave off the eviction, which is scheduled to be carried out by a city marshal Feb. 5. Acting as his own lawyer, he is also demanding $1.3 million in monetary damages. The 68-year-old Vietnam War veteran has been embroiled in a legal battle with...
  • 'Selma' director and star to pair for Katrina movie

    01/27/2015 12:34:17 AM PST · by barmag25 · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/27/15 | AFP
    Ava DuVernay, the director of the Martin Luther King historical movie "Selma", is set to again team up with the film's star David Oyelowo for a new project about Hurricane Katrina. DuVernay and Oyelowo, who were both finalists at this year's Golden Globes, will "develop a new narrative feature film chronicling a sweeping love story and complex murder mystery during the time of Hurricane Katrina," Participant Media said Monday. The project will mark the pair's third collaboration after "Middle of Nowhere" and "Selma", which has been nominated for this year's Academy Award for Best Picture.
  • Eight French, two Greeks killed in NATO plane crash in Spain

    01/26/2015 6:45:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    reuters ^ | Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:46pm EST
    The F-16 crashed at about 3:20 p.m. (9.20 a.m. EST) shortly after taking off at a training center in Albacete, 260 km (160 miles) southeast of the capital Madrid. "There are also quite a lot of people injured ... 10 French people, 11 Italians," Rajoy said in an interview with Telecinco TV. The Greek fighter jet was carrying out a NATO training exercise at the Spanish base but something went wrong during the take-off. "The plane lost power, crashing into the parking area for planes, crashing into various planes that were parked there," the defense ministry said in a statement.
  • Watch: Hindu guru converts to Christianity after something amazing happens

    01/26/2015 5:54:17 PM PST · by NetAddicted · 10 replies
    Blessings.buzz ^ | 1/25/2015 | Elly Mae
    This story is miraculous in so many different ways. A man named Ravi said that God showed him a man that he was supposed to go find. He didn’t know his name but he did know what he looked like. After going where God led him, Ravi found the man God showed him. The man was a guru, dedicated by his parents to be the priest in the village temple. After talking to each other for a while, it is revealed that the guru had a dream about Ravi… And you have to watch to see what happens next… Watch...
  • U.S. Army General Dempsey Sponsors Essay Competition to Honor Saudi King [Amerabia]

    01/26/2015 2:22:35 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 20 replies
    U.S. Department of Defense ^ | 1/26/2015 | Jim Garamone
    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has established a research and essay competition in honor of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz hosted by the National Defense University. The king, who died Jan. 23 at age 90, oversaw the modernization of his country’s military during the time he spent as commander of the Saudi Arabian National Guard, a position he held from 1963 until he became king in 2005. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said the essay competition is a fitting tribute to the life and leadership of the Saudi Arabian monarch. The king was a lifetime supporter...
  • Here's the painstakingly detailed budget of a couple that earns nearly $15,000 a month [after taxes]

    01/26/2015 2:19:15 PM PST · by grundle · 60 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | January 26, 2015 | Libby Kane
    McManus is a mechanical engineer and his wife Mairee is a surgical physician's assistant, as well as the primary earner. He breaks out his budget by week. In 2014, they brought home an average after-tax household income of $14,735 a month. In the chart below, check out their average monthly spending for 2013, 2014, and predicted for 2015. Note that these are averages, so a single month isn't depicted.
  • Half of all Londoners will be foreign-born by 2031

    01/26/2015 10:23:26 AM PST · by pabianice · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/26/15 | Robinson
    Foreigners living in London set to outnumber native Britons in 16 years Capital's immigrant population will hit five million for the first time in 2031 They will overtake number of British-born residents, which's on the decline In 1971 it was more than 6m but this will sink below 5m in coming decades Total population, currently at 8.7m, will hit 10m in 2031 and 11m in 2041 The number of foreign-born people living in London will outnumber native Britons by 2031, it was revealed today. The immigrant population of the capital will reach at least five million in 16 years -...
  • ‘Poor people don’t plan long-term. We’ll just get our hearts broken’

    01/26/2015 12:46:36 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 45 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sunday 21 September 2014 | Linda Tirado
    In the autumn of 2013 I was in my first term of school in a decade. I had two jobs; my husband, Tom, was working full-time; and we were raising our two small girls. It was the first time in years that we felt like maybe things were looking like they’d be OK for a while. After a gruelling shift at work, I was unwinding online when I saw a question from someone on a forum I frequented: Why do poor people do things that seem so self-destructive? I thought I could at least explain what I’d seen and how...
  • Handful of Bay Area Cities Excel in Tobacco Control, Many Need Improvement

    01/25/2015 8:33:48 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 19 replies
    patch.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | Renee Schiavone
    A handful of Bay Area cities have exceptional tobacco control policies, but many more are in need of improvement, according to a statewide report released this week. The American Lung Association in California’s State of Tobacco Control 2015 report overall found that many Bay Area cities were leading the state in its policies but a larger number were stagnating, organization officials said.
  • Obama seeks bigger wilderness designation in Alaska refuge

    01/25/2015 5:47:34 PM PST · by digger48 · 39 replies
    wthr ^ | 1/25/2015 | BECKY BOHRER and JIM KUHNHENN
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government. "They've decided that today was the day that they were going to declare war on Alaska. Well, we are ready to engage," said U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and chair of the Senate energy committee. The designation would set aside an additional nearly 12.3 million acres as wilderness, including the...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    01/25/2015 10:23:31 AM PST · by Faith · 12 replies
    January 25, 2015 | Faith
    His Name shall endure for ever; His Name shall continue as long as the sun; And men shall be blessed in Him; all nations shall call Him blessed. Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who only doth wondrous things. And blessed be His glorious Name for ever; and let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen. Psalm 72: 17-19
  • Sons of Liberty (History Channel) First Look

    01/25/2015 9:04:43 AM PST · by Mozilla · 88 replies
    Tv equal ^ | 1/25/15 | staff
    The upcoming six-part miniseries, Sons of Liberty, follows a defiant and radical group of young men – Sam Adams (Ben Barnes), John Adams (Henry Thomas), Paul Revere (Michael Raymond-James), John Hancock (Rafe Spall) and Joseph Warren (Ryan Eggold) – as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation.Calling themselves the Sons of Liberty, they light the spark that ignited a revolution. Though their names have become American legend, this group of young rebels didn’t start off as noble patriots in powdered wigs. They were a new American generation of young men from...
  • Ex-spies infiltrate Hollywood as espionage TV shows and movies multiply

    01/25/2015 9:04:14 AM PST · by Enlightened1
    Washington Post ^ | 01/24/14 | Ian Shapira
    The place in Brooklyn looks like a CIA safehouse. Red brick office building with peeling metal awning. No sign. Inside, writers are plotting out the popular Cold War espionage show “The Americans” — one of an assortment of Hollywood spy and national security dramas being driven by ex-spies. The show’s creator and co-head writer, Joe Weisberg, is a former CIA officer who never fathomed that he would one day sit in an office with Soviet propaganda posters and a cutout figure of President Ronald Reagan, concocting television fiction. “When I left the CIA, if you were going to ask me,...
  • The Basic Difference Between Doga and Cats

    01/25/2015 8:09:31 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 32 replies
    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10151500237966149 Priceless
  • Major Blizzard to Shut Down Boston, NYC Area

    01/25/2015 6:06:13 AM PST · by dirtboy · 41 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 1/25/2015 | Brian Lada
    major winter storm will unfold across the Northeast early this week, eventually becoming an all-out blizzard over parts of New England and the New York City area. Those in the Northeast should prepare for the storm now rather than wait until the snow starts to fall, especially for those across eastern New England. "While the storm from Saturday may have been a mere nuisance to travelers and a delight to skiers, the storm Monday night into Tuesday could be far more disruptive in terms of travel and daily activities," said AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. The greatest impacts are expected...
  • The 5 mansions of the billionaire who wants America to live a 'smaller' existence

    01/24/2015 10:31:12 PM PST · by grundle · 78 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Adrian Glick Kudler
    Jeff Greene is a billionaire who made most of his fortune shorting subprime mortgages ahead of the last recession. Greene took a private jet to this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, along with his wife, children and two nannies, and then told Bloomberg that "America's lifestyle expectations are far too high and need to be adjusted so we have less things and a smaller, better existence. We need to reinvent our whole system of life." Green owns a $195-million palace in Beverly Hills with 23 bathrooms and a rotating dance floor, two other Los Angeles mansions, a mansion...
  • Nine-year-old brothers left home alone for 120 days: How did they survive?

    01/24/2015 3:06:34 PM PST · by grundle · 69 replies
    Christian Science Monitor at yahoo.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Patrik Jonsson
    A real-life “Home Alone” story of twin 9-year-old brothers in New Hampshire who managed to basically take care of themselves for a third of a year is in part a case of child endangerment, but also, upon closer inspection, a stunning tale of childhood ingenuity. Few would agree with decisions made by the boys’ uncle, who told police he’d stop by every few days while the parents were on a trip in Africa. The parents, Jerusalem and Catherine Monday, left the United States in July, expecting to return in August. But they were delayed in Nigeria for another three months....
  • Inside the Frat Party that Caused $75,000 of Damage at a Ski Resort [pictures of damage]

    01/23/2015 10:28:51 PM PST · by grundle · 71 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | MICHAEL CAPPETTA and TAYLOR DUNN
    Students from the University of Michigan, including members from six fraternities and sororities, are accused of causing thousands of dollars' worth of damages during a weekend stay at two northern Michigan ski resorts. The students, which included members of the Sigma Alpha Mu, Pi Kappa Alpha and Chi Psi fraternities, as well as members of the Sigma Delta Tau, Alpha Phi and Delta Gamma sororities, are being accused by resort operators of trashing hotel rooms and hallways, including ripping off cabinet doors, destroying ceilings and rugs, and busting up tables, during a Jan. 17-18 weekend stay at the Treetops Resort...
  • NFL adds all-pro lawyer to inquiry into Patriots

    01/23/2015 9:26:48 PM PST · by Colofornian · 113 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | Jan. 24, 2015 | Owen Boss
    The NFL is upping the stakes in its probe of the New England Patriots and unleashing one of the country’s top lawyers and a high-powered investigative firm to uncover the truth behind a scandal that has cast a dark cloud over the team as they prepare for the Super Bowl. League officials broke their silence on the Deflategate scandal yesterday, announcing that high-powered white-collar crime lawyer Ted Wells will join NFL Executive Vice President Jeff Pash on the investigation into whether the Pats knowingly used under-inflated footballs in the American Football Conference championship game. “He is one of the premier...
  • Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: "The Internet Will Disappear"

    01/22/2015 11:35:13 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 60 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 22, 2015 | Georg Szalai
    Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Thursday predicted the end of the Internet as we know it. At the end of a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where his comments were webcast, he was asked for his prediction on the future of the Web. “I will answer very simply that the Internet will disappear,” Schmidt said.
  • Former St. Louis police officer reunited with baby he rescued in 1963

    01/22/2015 9:49:35 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    semissourian.com ^ | January 19, 2015 | NANCY CAMBRIA
    ST. LOUIS -- Toni DiPina has been trying to solve the mystery of her unknown family since she was abandoned as a baby. The reality is DiPina, at 51, still has no clue where she came from. She does not know why one or both of her parents abandoned her at 9 months on May 26, 1963, on a vacant lot in St. Louis. No one has ever come forward. Not then and not in 2008 when the Post-Dispatch first wrote extensively about her. For decades, the only details she had from a day she was too young to remember...
  • Rob Carson and Chris Plante join KCMO Kansas City

    01/22/2015 9:04:02 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 7 replies
    radioinsight ^ | radioinsight
    Chris Plante will join KCMO for the 9am-12pm slot, a timeslot he currently holds on 630/105.9 WMAL Washington. Plante spent 17 years at CNN, mostly serving as their Pentagon correspondent. The additions of Carson and Plante will enable Greg Knapp to move from mornings to afternoons from 4-7pm. Coming off the schedule is the syndicated Dennis Miller, while Dave Ramsey moves to 12-2pm followed by Michael Savage from 2-4pm. Mark Levin slides back to the 7-10pm timeslot with John Batchelor and Red Eye Radio rounding out the new KCMO lineup.
  • BREAKING NEWS: John Kerry To Send Diana Ross To ISIS To Sing "Stop! In The Name Of Love" (SATIRE)

    01/22/2015 5:20:43 AM PST · by goldstategop · 15 replies
    Conservative News Facebook Page ^ | N/A | Conservative News
  • When is a bird in the hand worth two birds in the bush

    01/21/2015 6:23:59 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 1 replies
    1/21/2015 | MosesKnows
    When is a bird in the hand worth two birds in the bush I think it would depend on how you acquired the bird in the hand. Did you apply yourself and work hard to get the bird in the hand or did the government give it to you after first taking it from your fellow citizens? Ross Perot said it as well as anyone could say it. There is no shortage of good sounding ideas in D.C. The problem is finding a leader who can implement the idea. I have an idea to solve poverty. Everyone earning less than...
  • NFL: 11 Of 12 Patriots Footballs Used Sunday Were “Under-Inflated”

    01/21/2015 2:15:35 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    Breaking911 ^ | 1-21-2015 | Grant
    Chris Mortensen reports, the NFL has found that 11 of the Patriots footballs used in Sunday’s AFC title game were under-inflated by 2 lbs each, per league sources. The league says the New England Patriots used deflated footballs during their AFC Championship Game win over the Indianapolis Colts. They say that 11 balls were under-inflated by two pounds each, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. “We are not commenting at this time,” Greg Aiello, the NFL’s senior vice president of communications, said to ESPN.
  • Liberal Icon Keith Olbermann Mocks Joni Ernst for Growing Up Poor

    01/21/2015 1:09:15 PM PST · by blueyon · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 1/20/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Liberal icon and current ESPN host Keith Olbermann took to Twitter Wednesday night to callously mock Sen. Joni Ernst for her growing up in a poor working family in Red Oak, Iowa. Ernst spoke of her childhood when she gave the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: “As a young girl, I plowed the fields of our family farm. I worked construction with my dad. To save for college, I worked the morning biscuit line at Hardees. “We were raised to live simply, not to waste. It was a lesson my mother taught me every...
  • OLDEST KNOWN GOSPEL RETRIEVED FROM MUMMY MASK, RESEARCHERS CLAIM

    01/21/2015 11:34:40 AM PST · by bkopto · 75 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | staff
    The mummy masks of ancient commoners are a treasure trove of classical and religious documents — Christian scripture, Phoenician histories, Greek poetry. While the rich and royal members of ancient Egyptian society were buried in mummy masks of flaked gold and other precious metals, common people were forced to construct theirs with recycled pieces of paper. Recently, archaeologists found what they believe to be the world’s oldest piece of scripture in the mask of mummy from the first century. Researchers say the new scrap of spiritual papyrus is a portion of the the Gospel of Mark, the second chapter of...
  • AK-47s: Soon to be made in USA

    01/21/2015 10:57:00 AM PST · by grundle · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | January 20, 2015 | Aaron Smith
    An American gun company has found a way around the anti-Russia sanctions that have banned imports of the Kalashnikov assault rifle: Make them here, in the U.S.A. The U.S.-made gun will have same name as the original: AK-47, arguably the most ubiquitous assault rifle in the world. The gun will be made by American company RWC, which is the official importer and distributor of Kalashnikov AK-47s. The company had to stop importing the guns after the U.S. imposed sanctions in July against Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis. RWC said it is not permitted to have any contact...
  • Muslim Call to Prayer on UCLA Campus

    01/21/2015 10:40:40 AM PST · by grundle · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | Janaury 17, 2015
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atYwe6513oc