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  • Mother shocked after Facebook post seeks to sell her baby

    everal messages on Facebook concerned and in some cases outraged about a post on social media regarding a baby from Guam for sale. The mother of the child contacted us to set the record straight and hopefully catch the person who is doing this to her family. "Would love to give her to a nice wonderful family anyone interested she's lost and parents don't want her who's willing to help" - this was the post by user Jesseliaryie Cruz on the Facebook page Guahan Sales on Saturday morning. The post was accompanied by the photo of a little girl and...
  • Several arrested, charged in attack on employees at Parma Chuck E. Cheese

    PARMA, Ohio — Parma police say they’ve arrested several people in connection with the March attack of several employees at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant. **Watch surveillance video of the attack in the player above** Jermele L. Barkley, 35, of Cleveland, and Albert W. Brown, 41, of Lorain, surrendered to police Tuesday morning and are being held in Parma jail. Both will have their initial appearance at 12:30 p.m. today. Chakara L. Watts, 22, of Cleveland, has also been charged. She was arrested last week, and her case was bound over to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office for charges. Police...
  • 19 STUDENTS, 18 OF THEM GIRLS, CHARGED AFTER HIGH SCHOOL BRAWL IN UPSTATE NEW YORK

    Authorities say they've charged 19 students, 18 of them girls, in connection with a brawl that broke out at an upstate New York high school. Local media report that the Chemung County Sheriff's Office announced the arrests Wednesday, a week after a large fight occurred shortly before noon March 18 in the main lobby area at Elmira High School. Officials say the fight appears to have been planned. The melee led to the school being placed on lockdown for a short period.
  • Andreas Lubitz Religion Debate: Germanwings Crash Raises Questions Over Pilot's Faith

    Questions about the religious background of Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings pilot who investigators said deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps this week, killing all on board, have sparked outrage and debate about whether such information is relevant to the investigation. When a reporter asked French Prosecutor Brice Robin of Marseille, during a news conference Thursday, whether he knew Lubitz’s religion, Robin said he did not know and added, “I don’t think that’s where the answer to this lies.” The question suggested that Lubitz’s religious background was relevant to the investigation behind the pilot’s alleged deliberate downing of Germanwings...
  • Google to diversify workforce

    It also got her fired from her first job. Lee grew up in Sacramento, Calif., working at a Chuck E. Cheese’s franchise, where a customer one day brought Lee’s elderly co-worker to tears, demanding a replacement birthday hostess who wasn’t so old and didn’t have a foreign accent. “I had this 16-year-old sense of social justice, which led me to go out and have words with this mom,” said Lee, who recalls telling her, “Who do you think you are?” No one today is going to fire Lee for speaking the truth about Silicon Valley’s dismal diversity problem, but she...
  • Drunken mother who lost her baby held on bail

    Deserin Dois, the woman accused of getting so drunk she misplaced her baby, is being held on $5,000 cash bail. Dois was charged with child abuse, reckless conduct, and public drunkenness. It was on Wednesday, staff from Chuck E. Cheese found the baby abandoned in a stroller....
  • VANITY: FoxNews' The Five Attacks Cruz Candidacy

    03/23/2015 2:22:31 PM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 134 replies
    3/23/2015 | Dr. Thorne
    FoxNews' The Five attacked the newly announced Ted Cruz presidential candidacy on the same day as his announcement. You expect Juan Williams and Dana Perino (a mindless Bushbot) to oppose him. But, Eric Bolling said Cruz is just not ready and Greg "Congenital Idiot" Gutfeld opined that Cruz is only running because of his own self-importance.
  • Family grieves for toddler who died after drinking drug-laced soda

    Davonna Hendon planned to take her son, Demonie, to Chuck E. Cheese's for his birthday Saturday. The 2-year-old was so excited that, last week, as they passed the interstate, he pointed to the sign and said that was the way to Chuck E. Cheese's. But Davonna Hendon won't be able to take Demonie to a birthday party Saturday. "I've got to bury him on his birthday," she said through tears Friday night. Demonie died after he drank grape soda laced with methadone in Bessemer last Friday night. The bottle had apparently been left unattended by a babysitter. The babysitter realized...
  • Fox Makes It Easy for Amnesty

    03/18/2015 4:55:55 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 11 replies
    Kaus Files ^ | Mickey Kaus
    Axelrod’s Wish: On page 424 of his recent memoir, Obama’s former top strategist David Axelrod describes running into Fox chieftain (and immigration amnesty supporter) Rupert Murdoch at a dinner in the fall of 2010: During the dinner, Murdoch, who was seated beside me, insisted that the president had to move on immigration reform. …. “But the solution has to be comprehensive,” I said. “We can’t just attack a piece of the immigration problem. And you know, there’s one big thing that you can do to help, and that is to keep your cable network from stoking the nativism that keeps...
  • Netanyahu claims victory in Israel election after hard right shift

    03/17/2015 5:21:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Calgary Sun ^ | March 17, 2015 | Jeffrey Heller and Dan Williams
    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his ballot for the parliamentary election as his son Yair stands behind him at a polling station in Jerusalem March 17, 2015. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a fight for his political survival on Tuesday as Israelis voted in an election that opinion polls predict the centre-left opposition could win. JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed victory in Israel's election on Tuesday after exit polls showed he had erased his centre-left rivals' lead with a hard rightward shift that saw him disavow a commitment to negotiate a Palestinian state.Difficult coalition talks still lie...
  • As governor, Jeb Bush used e-mail to discuss security, troop movements

    03/14/2015 4:17:16 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Ed O'Keefe
    Jeb Bush used his private e-mail account as Florida governor to discuss security and military issues such as troop deployments to the Middle East and the protection of nuclear plants, according to a review of publicly released records. The e-mails include two series of exchanges involving details of Florida National Guard troop deployments in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the review by The Washington Post found. Aides to Bush said Saturday that none of the e-mails contained sensitive or classified information, and that many of the events mentioned in them were documented in press accounts, either contemporaneously...
  • Carly Fiorina Shapes Herself as the Republican Foil to Hillary Clinton

    03/13/2015 10:50:16 AM PDT · by illiac · 52 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | Amy Chozick3/13/15
    WASHINGTON — She has been the chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, a senior adviser to a Republican presidential nominee and a candidate for the United States Senate. But Carly Fiorina recently took on her boldest role yet: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s loudest critic. Over the past few weeks, Ms. Fiorina has mocked Mrs. Clinton’s globe-trotting as secretary of state, assailed Mrs. Clinton’s use of only a private email account to do official business, and even accused Mrs. Clinton of stealing intellectual property. From her. Twice. Ms. Fiorina insists she has no problem with Mrs. Clinton personally — only with her liberal philosophy...
  • OU SAE to sue university, possibly President Boren

    03/13/2015 3:51:24 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 78 replies
    KFOR Channel 4 ^ | 3/12/2015 | M.DeLaTorre
    NORMAN, Okla. — The local chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is planning to pursue legal action against the University of Oklahoma, and possibly OU President David Boren. The group has hired high-profile attorney, Stephen Jones to represent them. Jones told NewsChannel 4 the group is outraged over President Boren shutting down the fraternity house and branding all SAE members as racists and bigots. Jones says the two students who were expelled because of the incident have apologized sincerely for their remarks, and now the incident is being exploited.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 13 March 2015

    03/12/2015 5:51:59 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 88 replies
    March 12, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. 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. Glad you could...
  • I think this is the year.

    03/12/2015 7:18:20 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 59 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 3/3/15 | Gary
    I think this is the year of the rapture.  As a matter of principle I don't want to ever say this it with absolute certainty because I am absolutely not a prophet.  We're just trying hard to interpret the Scriptures and the Signs as best as we can.  There are many simultaneous confirmations this year though: 1. It is the Shmita year (ending the sixth 7-year cycle in September 2015).  The final 7-year cycle of the current Jubilee cycle will arguably begin then, ending in 2022. 2. The Jews were legally back in the land in 1922/23, so 2022 (7...
  • (Law Professor): No, a public university may not expel students for racist speech

    03/10/2015 11:26:29 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 10, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    1. First, racist speech is constitutionally protected, just as is expression of other contemptible ideas; and universities may not discipline students based on their speech. That has been the unanimous view of courts that have considered campus speech codes and other campus speech restrictions — see here for some citations. The same, of course, is true for fraternity speech, racist or otherwise; see Iota Xi Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity v. George Mason University (4th Cir. 1993). (I set aside the separate question of student speech that is evaluated as part of coursework or class participation, which necessarily must be...
  • Chuck E. Cheese’s employees attacked by ‘mob’ of birthday party attendees, police say

    A complaint over a malfunctioning photo booth at an Ohio Chuck E. Cheese’s escalated into a terrifying attack involving a dozen birthday party-goers on Sunday — an incident that left two employees seriously injured, according to police. Police say a female patron complained to Chuck E. Cheese’s employees in Parma, Ohio, about the photo booth not working, and that a manager told her she had to wait. Then, police said, one of the male party attendees followed the manager into the kitchen, threatened to kill him and began to attack. “I’m characterizing this as an attack on the employees of...
  • The most trusted name in news is … Fox?

    03/09/2015 9:44:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/09/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It depends on how one measures trust, but Fox News wins in at least one definition provided by Quinnipiac in their latest polling. When ranked head-t0-head in a single question — notably asked after individual trust questions in this survey — Fox News wins by a significant margin against other national television news outlets, 29/22 over CNN and with NBC and ABC tied for a distant third at 10%. On the individual trust questions, though, the results become more nuanced: When asked, “Do you trust the journalistic coverage provided by FOX News,” 20 percent of U.S. voters say “a...
  • Did Brian Williams bury stories that hurt the Obama administration?

    03/09/2015 7:11:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/08/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The departure, temporary so far, of Brian Williams has provided a measure of relief to NBC’s beleaguered news division. With Lester Holt getting good ratings and other stories erupting (notably Hillary Clinton’s scandals at State and the Clinton Foundation), people have paid less attention to efforts to scour Williams’ records for more evidence of fabulism and exaggeration. It’s been almost a month since the last big reveal, and NBC News has been very quiet about its own probe into Williams’ public statements.That doesn’t mean that NBC has righted the ship in its news division, though. New York Magazine’s Gabriel...
  • Jeb Bush aides used private domain for public business

    03/06/2015 5:22:29 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/6/2015 | Eric Bradner and Alexandra Jaffe,
    Republicans who are lambasting Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email address on a private server have found themselves on a minefield, each facing questions about their own transparency. The closest parallel among Clinton's likely 2016 challengers: Jeb Bush. The former Florida governor was quick to criticize Clinton this week amid reports that she'd never used a government email during her four years as secretary of state. Like Clinton, though, Bush had set up his own home server with a private address during his time in office. He still uses it, giving it out at events and asking supporters to...
  • Jezebel Reporter Reluctantly Apologizes for Scott Walker Accusation

    03/02/2015 11:47:30 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 13 replies
    FrongPage Magazine ^ | 3/2/2015 | Mark Tapson
    The left realizes that the fearless Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is becoming a serious threat as the right’s potential presidential candidate. So, true to their politics of personal destruction, the leftist media has united in a full-on pre-emptive assault to take Walker down. That included a blatant lie about the governor’s effort to conceal the reporting of campus rapes. Last Friday Jezebel, a politics-and-pop-culture website replete with vicious and foulmouthed radical feminists, posted an attack on Walker written by “senior reporter” Natasha Vargas-Cooper. Vargas-Cooper is no novice to pop culture journalism, though she apparently doesn’t feel bound by any Old...
  • Since when has Congress NOT had a foreign dignitary speak

    03/02/2015 6:44:36 AM PST · by Vendome · 7 replies
    Oh, sort of a vanity | 3/02/2015 | Vendome
    The Marquis de Lafayette, the French general and Revolutionary War hero, was the first foreign dignitary to address the House of Representatives. Lafayette delivered a speech before a meeting in the House Chamber on December 10, 1824. The first non-head of state to address a Joint Meeting of Congress was Polish Solidarity Leader Lech Walesa in 1989. Nelson Mandela, then Deputy President of the African National Congress addressed a Joint Session in 1990. Including Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine, who addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress on 18 September 2014, there have been 114 Joint Meeting addresses delivered by foreign...
  • Exclusive: TSA Issues Secret Warning on ‘Catastrophic’ Threat to Aviation

    02/26/2015 1:02:09 PM PST · by illiac · 54 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 2/26/15 | Jana Winter
    The Transportation Security Administration said it is unlikely to detect and unable to extinguish what an FBI report called “the greatest potential incendiary threat to aviation,” according to a classified document obtained by The Intercept. Yet despite that warning, sources said TSA is not adequately preparing to respond to the threat. Thermite — a mixture of rust and aluminum powder — could be used against a commercial aircraft, TSA warned in a Dec. 2014 document, marked secret [PDF here]. “The ignition of a thermite-based incendiary device on an aircraft at altitude could result in catastrophic damage and the death of...
  • Obama Dares GOP: Go Ahead, ‘Have a Vote on Whether What I’m Doing Is Legal…I Will Veto’

    02/26/2015 12:58:02 PM PST · by illiac · 76 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 2/26/15 | Craig Bannister
    Pres. Obama is daring Republicans to vote on whether or not his executive actions are legal. Discussing opposition to his executive amnesty orders at an immigration town hall Wednesday, Obama said he would veto the vote because his actions are “the right thing to do”: “So in the short term, if Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, want to have a vote on whether what I’m doing is legal or not, they can have that vote. I will veto that vote, because I’m absolutely confident that what we’re doing is the...
  • The Worldview in 5 Minutes – 2/25/2015

    02/25/2015 7:32:41 PM PST · by Theophilus · 7 replies
    Generations With Vision ^ | 2/25/15 | Adam McManus
    The World View in Five Minutes February 25th, 2015 This is THE WORLD VIEW in 5 Minutes. I’m Adam McManus. As it turns out, God still controls the weather patterns, and Congress does not! They’re calling it a snow-pocalypse on the East Coast. And they are not calling it global warming. Washington DC broke a 120 year low temp record last weekend. And Boston has cleared 100 inches (or 8 feet) of snow, and is expected to top its all time season record. Syria reports more kidnappings by Isis. An additional 90 women, children, and elderly have been reported missing...
  • Activists: IS militants kidnap dozens of Christians in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have abducted at least 70 Christians, including women and children, after overrunning a string of villages in northeastern Syria, activists and relatives said Tuesday. The Sunni extremists, who follow a radical interpretation of Islam, have repeatedly targeted religious and ethnic minorities in Syria and Iraq since seizing control of large swaths of both countries. The group's fighters have ransacked churches, demolished Shiite and Sunni Muslim shrines, and enslaved women of the Yazidi community, a tiny sect IS considers heretical. The latest assault began before dawn on Monday, when the militants swept through the villages...
  • Newsflash: Students don’t care if they fail the PARCC (Common Core) test

    <p>PARCC, the Common Core-aligned test being taken by millions of students this semester, is supposed to take more than two hours per day to complete. But why should students devote more than 15 minutes to a test that won’t affect their grades, their ability to graduate, or their college admissions prospects?</p>
  • [2 years ago: January 31, 2013] Investigator’s tape exposes Bill O’Reilly’s JFK fib

    02/21/2015 1:42:12 PM PST · by rickyrikardo · 39 replies
    JFK Facts ^ | Jan. 31, 2013 | Jefferson Morley
    In his best-selling book Killing Kennedy, Bill O’Reilly tells a brief tale of an intrepid reporter — himself — chasing the historical truth of JFK’s assassination in south Florida. But the story itself is a fiction, as O’Reilly reveals here in his own voice. In the annals of the JFK assassination story, rife with CIA and FBI malfeasance, O’Reilly’s fanciful anecdote might seem trivial. It is not the saddest feature of a book that manages to ignore all of the high-quality JFK assassination scholarship of the last two decades. But as O’Reilly’s yarn is presented as fact in USA Today and the Fort-Worth Telegram; as his...
  • Bill O'Reilly responds to 'Mother Jones' charges with CBS memos, more invective

    02/21/2015 7:57:55 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | 2/20/2015 | David Zurawik
    Fox News host Bill O'Reilly responded again Friday to allegations made by "Mother Jones" that he lied about his coverage of the Falklands conflict in 1982. Thursday night, shortly after the allegations were published, O'Reilly came out blasting, calling David Corn, one of the authors of the piece, a "pig" in an interview with The Sun. Friday in his "Talking Points" memo, which was to be broadcast at 8 p.m. during his show, O'Reilly quoted from internal CBS memos that he says he found last night, which back his version of the coverage he provided for the network 33 years...
  • NOAA reports Earth had second warmest January on record in 2015

    02/20/2015 10:19:45 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | Not Specified
    In the release its latest monthly analysis of global temperatures on Thursday the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. reported that, with a combined land and sea average global surface temperature deviation of 1.39 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average, 2015 had the second warmest January on record. The year 2007 still holds the record for warmest January since records started in 1880. Earlier in the month the Japan Meteorological Agency released similar results, with 2015 tying 2002 and 2007 for the warmest January on record according to JMA data. The JMA...
  • Edward Snowden reveals that NSA and GCHQ hacked SIM card manufacturer Gemalto: reports

    02/19/2015 4:47:13 PM PST · by rickyrikardo · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Feb. 19, 2015 | Alejandro Alba
    British and American spies stole the encryption keys from the largest SIM card manufacturer in the world, according to a government document handed to The Intercept by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. The NSA and its British counterpart Government Communications Headquarters targeted Gemalto, a multinational firm in the Netherlands that makes mobile phone SIM cards, to monitor mobile communications without permission from telephone companies. Gemalto currently creates SIM cards for AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and 450 other wireless network providers around the world. Gemalto produces around 2 billion SIM cards every year. The breach, detailed in a 2010 GCHQ...
  • Wedding ends in brawl after bride marries guest instead of groom

    A bride in India decided to marry a guest on her big day after the groom had a seizure during the ceremony. The decision sparked a brawl after the husband-to-be regained consciousness and realized his would-be wife was with someone else, The Times of India reported Thursday. The incidents unfolded when Jugal Kishore, 25, of Moradabad, was preparing to garland his 23-year-old bride, Indira, from Rampur. As Kishore extended his arms, he had an epileptic fit and fell to the ground in front of the gathering. The bride, apparently angry that her family was kept in the dark about Kishore's...
  • National Parks Pass: Families Free Admission For A Year (truncated)

    Family annual passes for national park admission usually cost $80, but under Obama's plan, roughly 4 million 9- and 10-year-olds and their families won't have to pay for access to federal lands and waters. The White House will help parents plan trips to nearby parks and provide educational tools like field trip guides and science labs, according to a news release. Low-income schools can apply for transportation grants through Every Kid in a Park, as well. Obama will debut the initiative Thursday when he announces three new national monuments: the Pullman Historic District in Chicago, Browns Canyon in Colorado, and...
  • Sun News Network shuts down (Canadian Conservative)

    02/17/2015 8:36:06 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies
    CBCNews.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | CBC News
    Sun News Network went off the air at 5 a.m. ET Friday after failing to find a new owner. Programming on the channel was replaced with a Sun TV logo. Sun Media Corp. issued a statement saying it spent months unsuccessfully trying to find a buyer, but financial losses meant it could not continue to operate. "This is an unfortunate outcome; shutting down Sun News was certainly not our goal," said Julie Tremblay, President and CEO of Media Group and Sun Media Corporation. "Over the past four years, we tried everything we could to achieve sufficient market penetration to generate...
  • The List: 32 Lies and Disputed Stories NBC News Let Brian Williams Tell For a Decade

    02/16/2015 6:05:32 PM PST · by george76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 16 Feb 2015 | John Nolte
    How in the world did NBC News let its biggest star and face of its division run around America for more than ten years telling stolen valor lies, lie-lies, whoppers, white lies, exaggerations, and — if you want to be charitable — embellishments. Brian Williams didn’t just spew bald-faced lies from David Letterman’s couch. He lied repeatedly on the air at NBC News and its affiliates. He lied to NBC News legend Tim Russert. Stories Williams’ shared with NBC’s own Tom Brokaw both on the air and at Columbia Journalism school are now disputed. Things told to other reporters don’t...
  • NBC's Nightly News ratings dip by double-digits in first broadcast since Brian Williams' name was...

    02/16/2015 2:14:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/15/14 | Anneta Konstantinides
    NBC's Nightly News ratings dip by double-digits in first broadcast since Brian Williams' name was removed from title Brian Williams may be off the air, but it seems NBC's problems are far from over. Ratings for the network's Nightly News broadcast dipped by double-digits on Wednesday during its first broadcast that had suspended anchor Brian Williams' name stripped from the title. Nielsen's 'fast affiliate numbers' revealed that the nightly telecast's 9.8million viewers from Monday night had slipped to 8.6million by Thursday in what turned out to be its lowest numbers of the week. Williams received a six-month unpaid suspension this...
  • Rand Paul’s claim — twice in one day — that he has a biology degree

    02/14/2015 3:35:59 PM PST · by rickyrikardo · 62 replies
    Wasington Post ^ | February 13, 2015 | Glenn Kessler
    Paul studied biology (and English) at Baylor, but he didn’t earn a degree. There’s no excuse for resume-inflation, even when it’s jocular. We can’t quite say this is worthy of Four Pinocchios, but the senator should be more careful in the future.
  • Questions Emerge Over Statement Brian Williams Made In Southland.

    02/13/2015 6:17:20 AM PST · by x1stcav · 40 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | 2/13/2015
    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/02/12/questions-emerge-over-statement-brian-williams-made-in-socal/
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 13 February 2015

    02/12/2015 5:58:15 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 83 replies
    February 12, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. 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.We've been know to spin a yarn or two.You never know who you might...
  • End of fake news / End of real news

    02/10/2015 11:31:13 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 12 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | February 10, 2015 | Drudge
    Vanity: LMAO! Picture of Jon Stewart with caption "End of fake news". Picture of Brian Williams with caption "End of real news".
  • Brian Williams Suspended From 'Nightly News' For Six Months (without pay)

    02/10/2015 5:18:05 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 69 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/10/2015 | Marisa Guthrie
    Brian Williams, the face of the NBC News division and among its most visible personalities for the past decade, has been suspended from his post at??Nightly News for six months without pay.?? Lester Holt, who has been filling in for Williams since Feb. 9, will continue as interim anchor of Nightly News. "We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months. The suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately," NBC News president Deborah Turness said in a memo, adding that "this was a very hard decision. Certainly...
  • Drudge Headline: Savannah Guthrie has emerged as top replacement option at NBC 'NIGHTLY' NEWS

    02/10/2015 9:28:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 74 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | February 10, 2015 | Drudge
    **Exclusive** Savannah Guthrie has emerged as top replacement option at NBC 'NIGHTLY' NEWS, DRUDGE has learned... MORE...
  • In Grammy video, Obama says of rape, ‘It’s not okay – and it has to stop’

    02/09/2015 4:57:27 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2-9-2015 | Julie Elperin
    In a video aired during Sunday night's Grammy Awards, President Obama urged Americans to take responsibility for stopping sexual violence, saying, "It’s not okay – and it has to stop." On Sunday, he spoke about "It's On Us," a campaign to end sexual assault on college campuses. (The White House) The public service announcement represents the latest installment in the White House's ongoing "It's On Us," campaign, which aims to end sexual assaults on college campuses. The administration began the effort in September, with the support of major college sports leagues and prominent celebrities. Obama asked the artists featured at...
  • Why NBC must fire Brian Williams

    02/06/2015 5:55:38 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 68 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | February 6, 2015 | John Diaz |
    NBC should fire Brian Williams. It’s not just because the face of its news division has become the trending punch line on social media after his harrowing account of a near-death experience in Iraq was exposed as false. It’s not just because his explanation for the discrepancies in fact were simply absurd, or because his apology was more parsed than abject. It’s because he fabricated a story. This is one line in journalism that must never be crossed, should never be rationalized and can never be mitigated by any sum of years of honorable service in the profession. * Williams...
  • University of Virginia investigating ANOTHER sexual assault claim

    02/06/2015 1:55:48 PM PST · by rickyrikardo · 4 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | MIA DE GRAAF
    University of Virginia police are investigating a fresh report that a student was sexually assaulted at an on-campus residence hall last week. A letter to students from Police Chief Michael Gibson says the alleged victim reported the case to the Dean on January 30. No further details were immediately available. A spokeswoman for campus police couldn't immediately be reached. It comes after Rolling Stone magazine published a story describing a culture of sexual violence at the school, focusing on the gang-rape of a student named 'Jackie'.
  • Police say no sexual assault occurred at ECU fraternity

    02/05/2015 3:26:29 PM PST · by rickyrikardo · 14 replies
    The News Observer ^ | Feb. 4, 2015 | Jane Stancill
    GREENVILLE — An alleged sexual assault at a fraternity house at East Carolina University last month prompted the suspension of all fraternities there, but Greenville police concluded an investigation Wednesday, saying no assault occurred. Police had been investigating a report of a sexual assault in the early morning hours Jan. 25 at Sigma Phi Epsilon at 505 E. Fifth St. in Greenville. The university quickly sent out an emergency alert, saying the victim had been taken to the hospital and describing a brown-haired male suspect in a plaid button-down shirt. But late Wednesday, Greenville police issued a statement, saying the...
  • Columbia Student Paper: Our Coverage Of Rape Was One-Sided, Ignored Due Process

    02/05/2015 7:51:09 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Feb. 4, 2015 TBA T | Alex Griswold
    Well, here’s something you don’t see every day; in an op-ed for the Columbia University student paper, the paper’s former editor openly admits their coverage of a prominent campus rape accusation was skewed, because he feared being accused of opposing rape victims if he questioned the victim’s story. (RELATED: UVA President Admits Rolling Stone Gang Rape Article Is ‘Discredited’) Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz garnered national attention for carrying her mattress around campus in protest of the university’s refusal to punish and expel her rapist. Sulkowicz made the rounds on national media, attended the State of the Union with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand,...
  • MSNBC suffers lowest ratings in a decade

    02/04/2015 6:55:07 PM PST · by george76 · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/4/15 | DYLAN BYERS
    MSNBC registered its lowest full-day rating in nearly a decade on Tuesday, a devastatingly low benchmark that shows just how severe the network's decline has become. The liberal cable news network drew an average of 55,000 viewers in the all-important 25-to-54 year-old demo on Tuesday, its lowest full-day rating since July 2005, according to Nielsen ratings provided by an industry source. CNN had nearly three times as many viewers in the demo; Fox News nearly five times as many. That low reflects a more general decline in recent years.
  • Grand jury declines to indict 5 students accused of rape on William Paterson campus

    01/30/2015 9:11:49 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 17 replies
    NJ.com ^ | January 29, 2015, | Noah Cohen and Paul Milo
    A Passaic County grand jury has decided not to indict five William Paterson University students accused of raping and kidnapping another student on campus, officials said Thursday. The five students — Darius Singleton, Termaine Scott, Garrett Collick, Jahmel Latimer and Noah Williams, all 18 — no longer face charges after the grand jury’s decision, which was first reported by NorthJersey.com Thursday afternoon. "The case was investigated and then presented to the grand jury, but the grand jurors declined to indict and entered a no bill,” Chief Assistant Passaic County Prosecutor Lisa Squitieri confirmed in an email to NJ Advance Media....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 30 January 2015

    01/29/2015 5:58:42 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 105 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....