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  • The 1950s Embodied: The AR-10 Converted to Belt-Feed

    04/30/2016 10:26:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 4/29/2016 | Nathaniel F
    The mid-late 1950s… Could there be a more optimistic time in United States history? I feel there’s no better rifle to illustrate the industry, innovation, and unbridled optimism of that time than the Armalite AR-10 7.62x51mm select-fire military rifle. Made of aerospace materials, using an advanced operating mechanism, and weighing in at an inadvisably light 7 pounds and change, unloaded, the AR-10 was an exercise in logic of the type best said “we have defeated Germany and Japan, and split the atom, why shouldn’t we do this?”
  • Residents of Iraq's IS-held Fallujah suffer under siege

    04/29/2016 11:43:24 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 29, 2016 | SINAN SALAHEDDIN
    ...These residents depicted a bleak picture of conditions inside the city, with prices soaring for some basic staples while other items have completely run out. A 100-kilogram (220 pound) bag of flour now costs nearly 2 million Iraqi dinars ($1,550), compared to around 51,600 dinars ($40) in the past. Vegetable prices have risen by 500 percent and a 450-gram (16-ounce) can of powdered baby formula has jumped from 3,870 dinars ($3) to 144,000 dinars ($112). Items like sugar and tea are simply not available at any price. Some residents, however, pointed out that families connected to IS members appear to...
  • Andrea Tantaros Won’t Be on Fox News, for Now

    04/29/2016 1:44:59 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 54 replies
    TV Newser ^ | 4-27-16 | Chris Ariens
    Andrea Tantaros won’t be on Fox News Channel for the time being. TVNewser got a tip earlier today regarding Tantaros. When we reached out to FNC, they sent us this statement: “Issues have arisen regarding Andrea’s contract, and Fox News Channel has determined it best that she take some time off. She is still under contract with the network.” Tantaros was last on Outnumbered on Monday. She got a shout-out Monday evening on The Five for her new book, Tied Up in Knots: How Getting What We Wanted Made Women Miserable. Tantaros was scheduled to call in to Bill Cunningham‘s...
  • Barbara Boxer: Carly Fiorina Pick Shows Ted Cruz ‘Has No Judgment Whatsoever’

    04/29/2016 11:06:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) criticized Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz for selecting former Hewlett-Packard executive Carly Fiorina as his running mate, arguing the pick shows the Texas senator has “no judgment whatsoever.” Fiorina challenged Boxer for her Senate seat in 2010, and lost the election by 10 points. Boxer effectively used Fiorina’s HP tenure against her, criticizing the former CEO for laying off thousands at the California-based company and moving many jobs overseas. The failed Senate campaign loomed large over Fiorina’s foray into the 2016 presidential race, which ended shortly after underwhelming performances in the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire...
  • The Case Against Women in Combat [Isaiah 3]

    04/29/2016 9:54:30 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 27 replies
    Weird Republic ^ | 3/15/2011 | Thomas Clough
    Imagine your seventeen-year-old daughter fighting for her life in hand-to-hand combat with battle-hardened enemy soldiers. How long would she survive? Two minutes? One minute? There is a resurgent movement to push female military personnel into ever more intimate contact with hostile forces. The few arguments mustered in support of doing this focus narrowly on manpower issues or misplaced feminist vanity. In all the literature on this subject that I have collected over several years, not once have I found a proponent of women in combat who would speak honestly about the consequences of thrusting our daughters into man-against-woman festivals of...
  • Nancy Pelosi: Donald Trump is playing the joker's card

    04/29/2016 9:48:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday that Donald Trump might be playing "the joker's card" when he has said Hillary Clinton is playing "the woman's card" as a presidential candidate. "I don't know what card he is playing, I mean what, the joker's card? That doesn't even count in a deck of cards," Pelosi told reporters at her weekly press conference when asked to react to Trump's latest remarks. Pelosi said candidates for elected office shouldn't campaign on their gender. "It's not a winning message. The winning message is 'I think you should support me because I think I...
  • John Kasich Tells Oregon Voters His Wife Agreed: Keep Going

    04/29/2016 9:27:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Gov. John Kasich was helping his wife carry some clothes to the basement of their home in Ohio on Wednesday when they broached the subject that many Republicans have been wondering about. Should he continue his presidential campaign? After all, Mr. Kasich has not won a single state aside from Ohio. He has fewer delegates than Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who ended his own bid more than a month ago. And on Tuesday, Mr. Kasich even lost to Donald J. Trump in McKees Rocks, the Pennsylvania community where he grew up. “I said, ‘What do you...
  • Glenn Beck Admits Cruz’s VP Pic Was a “Desperate” Move and “Last Call” to Save Campaign (Video)

    04/29/2016 7:20:31 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 43 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/29/2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday, after his , Ted Cruz announced Carly Fiorina would be his running mate. According to our latest predictions, Carly may be the shortest termed VP candidate in US history. On Thursday, Cruz sycophant admitted the VP choice was a “desperate move” and a “last call” to save the campaign. RWW reported: Since Glenn Beck has transformed his daily radio program into little more than an arm of Cruz’s presidential operation, it was entirely predictable that he would kick off today’s program by conducting a softball interview with Fiorina, which he introduced by admitting that the campaign’s unusual move...
  • Laremy Tunsil slides in draft after bong video posted on Twitter

    04/28/2016 6:30:04 PM PDT · by boycott · 57 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 4-28-16 | Eric Edholm
    Laremy Tunsil's draft night will go down in infamy. Minutes before the draft began, a video was posted to Tunsil's Twitter account. It showed Tunsil in a gas mask smoking something, just before he removed the mask to reveal his face. The tweet was quickly taken down and Tunsil temporarily deleted his account, but attentive eyes quickly posted it to Twitter and YouTube. Tunsil's agent later told Ian Rapaport of NFL Network that his client's account had been hacked, but that it was his client in the clip. Rapoport also reported that the agent was calling teams to reassure them...
  • Rumors fill the void as Andrea Tantaros vanishes from Fox News.

    04/28/2016 2:29:24 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 112 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 4/28/16 | Jack Davis
    There’s a lot of buzz these days about Andrea Tantaros, known to millions of viewers as a host of the Fox News show Outnumbered. However, the buzz has nothing to do with her new book. Tantaros, who was last seen on Outnumbered on Monday, is no longer appearing on Fox, and the network will only hint at the reason why. “Issues have arisen regarding Andrea’s contract, and Fox News Channel has determined it best that she take some time off. She is still under contract with the network,” Fox News said in a statement in reply to questions about Tantaros,...
  • RNC Will Cause a Backlash Vote With Their Constant Interference

    04/28/2016 2:23:55 PM PDT · by Vendome · 24 replies
    Vanity | 04/28/2016 | Vendome
    So, I just read the "RNC official: Donald hitting 1,237 won't matter". No Shiite? You dirty rotten bass turds can anally self mutilate for all I care. I just may drop my support for Cruz and throw in for Trump. I may even get "So Tired" of Winning but, you pathetic losers aren't going to continue acting without repercussions. In fact, if you suffered a concussion it would be a great day for America. GFY's!!!
  • Long before John Boehner called Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh,’ he called him his lawyer

    04/28/2016 12:43:33 PM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/28/16 | Sean Sullivan
    We are re-upping this post from early 2014 in light of Boehner labeling Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" and saying, "I've never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life." Here's where their work together began, two decades ago. For what it's worth, Cruz downplayed their relationship Thursday in his comments responding to Boehner. "I've met John Boehner two or three times in my life," he assured. As we show below, that's not entirely accurate.
  • Top L.A. Vegan Restaurant Owners Receiving Death Threats for Slaughtering Animals

    04/28/2016 10:12:24 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 43 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 28, 2016 | Gary Baum
    L.A.'s vegan vortex has angrily turned on the most prominent vegan restaurant group in town this week as word has spread that its owners are not just eating meat but raising and slaughtering animals at the working farm where they live in Northern California. Matthew and Terces Engelhart, the husband-and-wife proprietors of favored entertainment industry haunt Cafe Gratitude, tell The Hollywood Reporter they've been receiving death threats as part of a quickly growing, internet-bred campaign against them. It has also spawned a deluge of one-star reviews on their local outposts' respective Yelp pages, a boycott group on Facebook that tallies...
  • Melania Trump takes to social media to RIP GQ article trying to smear her family

    04/28/2016 8:11:02 AM PDT · by blueyon · 74 replies
    WDWayne Dupree.com ^ | 4/28/16 | Wayne Dupree
    It seems GQ wanted to play fast and loose with the truth about GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s wife, Melania. GQ did a story where it mentioned it talked to members of Melania’s past including family members and without permission wrote about a brother she claims to have never known about. Trump asked the publisher to respect her father’s wishes for privacy but that didn’t happen. The journalist also wrote Melania’s father being investigated for tax evasion which Melania denied. I think that set her off forcing her to address this on Facebook to many of her fans who support her...
  • {vanity} For all the Trumpsters

    04/27/2016 10:27:56 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 553 replies
    self (vanity) | 04/27/16 | Neil E. Wright
    I have a message for all the Trumpsters. Your behavior and antics in the past couple of months, and the antics of your "savior", The Donald, have made my decision about who to vote for, and who NOT to vote for in November easy. If your guy is the nominee for the Republican Party, he WILL lose in November, and YOU WILL OWN IT. Because I will NEVER vote for that statist socialist, parasitic, steaming pile of obama. Now, I've been told that JimRob is banning anyone who states publicly that they will not vote for trump. So be it....
  • How Elton John has Changed Marriage

    04/27/2016 3:51:38 PM PDT · by fwdude · 56 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | Apr 27, 2016 | Michael Cook
    Unless you live under a rock in a very shady part of the forest or in England or Wales, you have no doubt heard of the peculiar domestic arrangements of the world’s most famous gay marriage. The British musician Elton John and his husband David Furnish, who married last December after several years in a civil partnership, have been in tabloid headlines around the world after revelations that Mr Furnish has been involved in trysts with other men. Except, however, in England and Wales, where publication of anything about the sordid affair has been gagged.
  • KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE: Carly-Cruz Announcement Was Little Like ‘Children of the Corn’ (VIDEO)

    04/27/2016 3:36:49 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 110 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/27/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Tell us how you really feel, Kimberly.FOX News host Kimberly Guilfoyle told The Five on Wednesday that she watched the Cruz-Carly Fiorina announcement on Wednesday and if felt a little like the “Children of the Corn” cult. "It was almost like, wait did I miss a couple weeks? or a couple months and this is what’s happening at – the convention? RIght? So it’s definitely putting the cart in front of the horse. But I thought it all went well. The singing freaked me out a little bit. It was a little unusual. Yes, it was a little ‘Children of...
  • Defending His Daffodils, an Eighth Avenue Gardener Keeps a Busy City at Bay

    04/27/2016 2:11:33 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4-26-16 | JAMES BARRON
    Donald Wolfe said he would walk there from his apartment on West 50th Street in Manhattan — 38 steps to the elevator, 54 steps through the lobby, 75 steps down the block to the corner and 37 steps across Eighth Avenue. First he put the jug with the water on his wheelchair. His oxygen tank was already in place, on the back. Off he went, pushing the wheelchair, a transport device for the garden supplies if not, at the moment, the gardener. He was not shuffling. Not shambling. But not speedwalking, either. “We’re so dry right now,” said Mr. Wolfe,...
  • A Brother’s Mental Illness Influenced John Kasich’s Views

    PITTSBURGH — Gov. John Kasich often speaks about mental health in his campaign for president. He has defended his decision to expand Medicaid in Ohio by highlighting its benefits for mentally ill residents. He is probably the only Republican candidate this year to ask a crowd, “Do you know what it’s like for somebody to live with depression?” The question, posed at a rally in upstate New York recently, threw a hush over a room of 1,000 people. Mr. Kasich went on: “There are people here who know exactly what I’m talking about.” Mr. Kasich is one who knows. His...
  • Trump Sweeps Acela Tuesday

    04/27/2016 4:20:27 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    Bos Herald/Howiecarrshow.com ^ | 4/27/16 | Howie Carr
    So much for the “evolving” Donald Trump – the real thing was back on display last evening at Trump Tower. “I wanna thank the media,” he said. “The media has covered me very fairly – the last two hours!” After last night, you can now refer to Lyin’ Ted Cruz as Dyin’ Ted. If AMC made a series about him, it would be called “The Walking Ted.” The Texas senator’s motto is TrusTed, but last night Cruz was dominaTed in Pennsylvania, humiliaTed in Rhode Island, toasTed in Connecticut, decimaTed in Delaware and just plain defeaTed in Maryland. Overall, the pride...
  • Watch pilot escape after fiery plane crash in Foley (video)

    04/26/2016 9:46:40 PM PDT · by boycott · 8 replies
    AL.com ^ | 4-26-16 | Jonathan Grass
    A family and employees inside a Foley towing business got the shock of their lives when a twin-engine plane went down in flames just outside their office Tuesday afternoon. The sole person inside escaped with just minor injuries. Foley Municipal Airport officials confirm the twin-engine Cessna was taking off when it immediately went down near Sunset Circle and Hickory Street. The plane was on fire, but the pilot got out through the back and jumped almost 10 feet to the ground to get away. Police and airport officials said the pilot walked away with only a few burns and cuts...
  • Who Was Ty Cobb: The History We Know That's Wrong

    04/26/2016 6:47:57 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 36 replies
    imprimis.hillsdale.edu ^ | March 2016 | Charles Leehrsen
    Ty Cobb was one of the greatest baseball players of all time and king of the so-called Deadball Era. He played in the major leagues—mostly for the Detroit Tigers but a bit for the Philadelphia Athletics—from 1905 to 1928, and was the first player ever voted into the Hall of Fame. His lifetime batting average of .366 is amazing, and has never been equaled. But for all that, most Americans think of him first as an awful person—a racist and a low-down cheat who thought nothing of injuring his fellow players just to gain another base or score a run....
  • U.N.'s secret plan for 10 times more Syrian 'refugees' [Psalms 2]

    04/26/2016 3:06:21 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/25/2016 | LEO HOHMANN
    President Obama and Congress have agreed to fund the permanent resettlement of 10,000 Syrian refugees, but the number of Syrians entering the U.S. over the next three years will end up being much larger. Possibly up to 10 times larger, says one analyst who follows the global refugee movement. And it's all about to be done under the radar of Congress with nearly zero media coverage. Fresh evidence to that effect has come from the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees Filippo Grande and a statement by the U.S. State Department. Together, those statements indicate the U.N. has many more...
  • Europe will 'soon have more Muslims than Christians' [Revelation 18]

    04/26/2016 2:55:22 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    The Sun ^ | 4/26/2016 | Staff
    Muslims will soon outnumber Christians in Europe, a Belgian minister has claimed. Speaking at a hearing into the Brussels attacks, Koen Geens said the European Community may not realise it "but this is the reality". His comments were followed by Belgian deputy prime minister Jan Jambon warning against Europeans "making an enemy of Islam" describing it as "the worst thing we can do". Speaking at the EU Parliament, Mr Geens said: 'In Europe, very shortly we're soon going to have more practising Muslims than practising Christians' "That is not because there are too many Muslims, it is because Christian are...
  • PDS Tornado Watch issued - Oklahoma and Texas

    04/26/2016 12:41:12 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 90 replies
    NOAA Severe Prediction Center ^ | 4/26/2016 | NOAA SPC
  • Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins when sperm meets egg

    04/26/2016 11:47:31 AM PDT · by jennychase · 9 replies
    telegraph ^ | 4/26/2016 | Sarah Knaptong
    Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film. An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception. Scientists had seen the phenomenon occur in other animals but it is the first time is has been also shown to happen in humans.
  • How the state of the economy is literally killing people

    04/26/2016 7:50:39 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/25/16 | Betsy McCaughey
    Middle-aged people laid off and unable to find work are taking another way out. They’re killing themselves. Suicide rates are soaring, according to federal data released last week. Especially in economically depressed states and job-starved upstate New York. People in need of work are twice as likely to take their own lives as employed people, and people fired in their 40s and 50s find it hardest to get hired again. That makes boosting economic growth a life-or-death issue for many. But you wouldn’t know it listening to President Obama and Hillary Clinton. President Obama whitewashes reality, claiming the “American economy...
  • Religious leaders object to religious objections law [MS]

    04/25/2016 8:37:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2016 7:26 PM EDT
    Dozens of Methodist leaders are objecting to Mississippi’s new religious objections law, saying it violates their religious principles. More than 30 ministers from around the state and nation published an open letter Monday saying the so-called “religious freedom” law goes against Christian teachings to love and respect all people. The group joins major businesses, human rights groups and legal experts in opposing the incoming law, which they say discriminates against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. […] Pastor Bruce Case of Madison, Mississippi, was among those who signed the letter opposing the law. He said the law creates a...
  • Canada PM condemns 'cold-blooded murder' of Philippines hostage

    04/25/2016 5:59:27 PM PDT · by ch.man · 51 replies
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned on Monday the execution of a Canadian hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines, calling it "an act of cold-blooded murder."
  • College Football lawsuit over sex "assault"

    04/25/2016 1:39:12 PM PDT · by mad puppy · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 23, 2016 | Editorial
    Grant Neal is suing Colorado State University-Pueblo for kicking him out over sex that the woman agrees was fully consensual. More important, he’s also suing the federal Education Department for virtually ordering the school to deprive him of his due-process rights.
  • Huckabee: I Wish Cruz-Kasich Wanted to Stop Hillary As Much as They Do Trump

    04/25/2016 8:27:59 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 64 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/25/2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Sunday Ted Cruz and John Kasich joined forces to deny Donald Trump enough delegates to win the Republican nomination. Both of the contenders are coordinating efforts to stop Donald Trump. Neither one can do it separately so they're hoping they’ll be able to do it together. That way they can force a contested convention and rip apart the Republican Party. Tonight former Governor Mike Huckabee weighed in on this new tactic. Cruz, Kasich join forces to stop Trump. I wish they wanted to stop Hillary and much as they did the Republican who is beating both of them.
  • Vanity - Anyone notice a change in Drudge's Coverage?

    04/25/2016 7:01:45 AM PDT · by Trump-a-licious · 34 replies
    The DrudgeReport has backed way down from it's stance of the past 4 months of pointing out the hipocracy of the GOP establishment. He still has basically nothing on the Cruz/Kasich spoiler teamup? Instead he's covering iPhone nonsense, who the hell cares. I am pretty sure somebody, somehow, got to him and he was told to tone it down, his coverage has completely changed after Trump's New York win. I would bet he was threatened is some form or another ..
  • The London Loot-athon (title shortened)

    04/24/2016 5:02:52 PM PDT · by BronzePencil · 33 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 24, 2016 | Amie Gordon
    This is the shocking moment a group of people including parents with children were seen stealing bottles of water from London marathon runners. The mob were pictured descending on tables laid out with liquid in Deptford, south-east London. Eyewitnesses say a group of opportunistic thieves started stealing the bottles minutes after the front runners had passed through.
  • Ex-Pa. Senator Harris Wofford, 90, announces same-sex marriage in op-ed

    04/24/2016 2:32:18 PM PDT · by floridavoter2 · 81 replies
    CBSNews.com ^ | 04-24-2016 | Lindsay Kimble
    Nearly 20 years after the death of his wife, former U.S. Sen. Harris Wofford, D-Pennsylvania, penned a moving New York Times editorial Sunday, announcing his intention to marry a man 50 years his junior.
  • CERN releases 300TB of Large Hadron Collider data into open access

    04/24/2016 11:40:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    techcrunch.com ^ | 4/23/2016 | Devin Coldewey
    Cancel your plans for this weekend! CERN just dropped 300 terabytes of hot collider data on the world and you know you want to take a look. Kati Lassila-Perini, a physicist who works on the Compact Muon Solenoid (!) detector, gave a refreshingly straightforward explanation for this huge release. “Once we’ve exhausted our exploration of the data, we see no reason not to make them available publicly,” she said in a news release accompanying the data. “The benefits are numerous, from inspiring high school students to the training of the particle physicists of tomorrow. And personally, as CMS’s data preservation...
  • ISIS Unveils New Execution Method: Freezing …

    04/24/2016 11:21:19 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 24.04.2016
    Daesh Freeze 45 of Their Own To Death For Defection The so-called Islamic State killed 45 of their own in a warning to potential defectors. In an attempt to make the executions even more horrifying as a deterrent, they locked their defectors in a freezer for a day. According Iraqi media agency Al Sumaria News, the 45 defectors attempted to flee the battlefield during recent fights in Iraq. They accused deserters were executed by being locked in morgue freezers in Mosul for 24 hours, left for a slow, presumably agonizing death. Their bodies were reportedly then stretched out along the...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    04/24/2016 10:46:34 AM PDT · by Faith · 11 replies
    April 24, 2016 | Faith
    Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. II Corinthians 5:17
  • Report: Deval Patrick on Hillary's Short List For VP

    04/24/2016 5:01:51 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 37 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/24/16 | Lindsay Kalter
    Gov. Deval Patrick is reportedly on the short list of potential running mates for Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and Bay State political analysts say he could be the perfect pick because he could help win over the party’s progressive wing and shine in head-to-head debates. “I think he’d be a terrific choice,” said Philip Johnston, former chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party. “He is viewed as a strong progressive, and I think he has great credibility with both Clinton and (Bernie) Sanders supporters.” The New York Times reported yesterday that Clinton’s advisers are compiling a list of 15 to 25...
  • Latest FOX News Polls Show Trump Will Easily Hit 1,237 Delegate Threshold

    04/24/2016 4:15:44 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 92 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/23/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Two new FOX News polls show GOP front-runner with huge leads in Indiana and California. Donald Trump is up 8 points in Indiana. Donald Trump laps the field in California. Trump has more support than Kasich and Cruz combined in California. The latest polling numbers shows that Trump will easily hit the 1,237 delegate threshold. For the record — We predicted this for a month now. We also predicted weeks ago that Ted Cruz will be mathematically eliminated on Tuesday, April 26.
  • Sicilian Cosa Nostra 'declares war' on refugees

    04/23/2016 6:05:05 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/23/16
    Mafia bosses have 'declared war' against migrants on the holiday paradise of Sicily as one thousand new arrivals pour on to the island every week. The feared Cosa Nostra are desperate to maintain supremacy after African crime gangs arrived with the migrants - and they are engaged in a deadly turf war. An innocent Gambian man was shot through the head by an assassin in broad daylight sparking fears of a wider bloodbath. Mayor Leoluca Orlando told MailOnline: 'Palermo is no longer an Italian town. It is no longer European. You can walk in the city and feel like you’re...
  • These Earth Day predictions from 1970 never came true

    04/22/2016 5:10:54 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 Apr 2016
    Back in 1970, when the world celebrated the first Earth Day, environmentalists were worried that without dramatic measures, the future would be catastrophic for the Earth and civilization. But their grim predictions haven’t come true, The Daily Caller News Foundation pointed out today, assembling a list of seven incorrect predictions of doom regarding the planet and civilization. The following are highlights from their list. The end of civilization within three decades Nobel laureate George Wald prophesied in 1970 that civilization would end “unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind,” The Daily Caller reported. Civilization is still here. Hundreds...
  • [Cruz] Disavows Own "Kasich Should Drop Out" Comment (abrv. title)

    04/22/2016 4:51:14 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 65 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/22/2016 | Jim Hoft
    In March, Ted Cruz called John Kasich a spoiler and said his remaining in the race just doesn’t make sense. When asked why he’s Kasich is staying in, Cruz suggested he may be auditioning to be Trump’s Vice President. “If you look at where the field is now there are only two of us that can get to 1,237. Now on my end as you noted I need about 80%. Now that sounds like a high threshold but it’s actually not nearly as daunting as it sounds… We’re seeing Republicans uniting behind our campaign… We are seeing Republicans uniting behind...
  • "Honey Trap" Spies ... China's Political Cartoon Warns Women to Beware of Handsome Western Men

    04/22/2016 12:48:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | April 22, 2016 | Julie Johnson
    Chinese Warned Dating Spies Is Risk Women Take With Foreign Men In New "Dangerous Love" Comic The Chinese warned dating spies is a risk women take with handsome foreign men. A new “dangerous love” poster was shared across government bulletin boards last Friday in honor of China’s National Security Education Day. Targeting mainly women government workers, the poster warned dating spies could be a real possibility through storytelling in a comic book-style format, according to ABC News on Tuesday. Making its way around the internet, the “dangerous love” poster is being called an odd way for the Chinese government...
  • Vox Day of #Gamergate: Why I Support Donald Trump

    04/22/2016 10:28:15 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 43 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | 04/16/2016 | Vox Day
    I am often asked why I, a Christian libertarian and intellectual, would publicly support Donald Trump, a man of no fixed ideology, no apparent religious beliefs, multiple marriages, visible ties to the Clintons, and whose taste and sophistication tends to resemble that of a nouveau riche rhinoceros. It is a reasonable question. After all, how can anyone support a candidate whose public statements are, to put it mildly, inconsistent—when they are not completely self-contradictory. The answer is as simple as it is conclusive and convincing. Donald Trump is the only candidate in either major party whose personal interests are aligned...
  • Boris Johnson branded 'racist' and likened to the right-wing Tea Party (Gag-a-lot alert!)

    04/22/2016 7:45:03 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/22/16 | Matt Dathan
    Boris Johnson was accused of 'dog whistle racism' and likened to right-wing 'Tea Party' politicians in the US this morning after his attack on the 'part-Kenyan' Barack Obama. The Mayor of London spoke out against the US President after he urged British voters to stay in the EU and mentioned his African ancestry as he criticised the decision to remove a bust of Sir Winston Churchill from the Oval Office shortly after Mr Obama entered the White House. Mr Johnson - who is favourite to succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister - suggested the President got rid of the statue...
  • Trump clarifies Transgender remarks on Hannity

    04/21/2016 7:42:35 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 302 replies
    April 21, 2016
    The link is not up yet, but a few minutes ago Trump was interviewed by Sean Hannity who asked him to clarify his remarks about the NC transgender law. Trump basically said NC is feeling the pinch of a boycott and that's too bad. Hannity asked him how he thought the issue should be settled. Trump said it was a local issue and the Federal courts should never get involved. That's all he said about it. Hannity didn't ask him did he personally think drag queens should be allowed in whatever bathroom they want to use. But I did hear...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 22 April 2016

    04/21/2016 5:57:56 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 164 replies
    April 21, 2016 | 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...
  • Why Conservatives Should Cheer for Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill [Republican who shot Democrats]

    04/21/2016 1:53:54 PM PDT · by grundle · 121 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 21, 2016 | AaronClarey
    Video description: Being completely ignorant of history, the left has put a gun-totting, democrat-shooting, Republican on the $20 bill. By all measures and means, today most leftists would HATE Harriet Tubman...and she'd likely shoot them too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAx6geq2cRc
  • Venus Express' swansong experiment sheds light on Venus' polar atmosphere

    04/21/2016 9:54:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    sci.esa.int ^ | 4/19/2016 | unknown
    Some of the final results sent back by ESA's Venus Express before it plummeted down through the planet's atmosphere have revealed it to be rippling with atmospheric waves – and, at an average temperature of -157°C, colder than anywhere on Earth.
  • Madrid cracks down on dog owners who leave a trail of poop on city sidewalks

    04/21/2016 9:14:31 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 27 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 04/21/16 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    Derelict-in-their-duties dog owners of Madrid have been put on notice: Pick up your pet’s poop or pay a hefty fine. You might even find yourself cleaning the streets. While it’s difficult, not to mention unpleasant, to quantify, the Spanish capital seems to handily outdistance any U.S. city when it comes to the volume of dog droppings besmirching its pedestrian pathways. That’s true from the early morning, when Madrid’s parents must navigate a minefield as they shepherd their children to school and then rush off to work, through the daytime hours and the afternoon trek home, before, if anything, the problem...