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  • BILL MAHER BLASTS ‘AMERICAN SNIPER,’ CALLS CHRIS KYLE A ‘PSYCHOPATH PATRIOT’

    01/24/2015 9:10:34 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 49 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1-25-2015 | MARLOW STERN
    Yes, Clint Eastwood’s biopic of the late Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history with 160 confirmed kills over four tours of Iraq, has captured the fascination of the American public, earning a whopping $135 million-plus in less than two weeks of wide release, as well as 6 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Bradley Cooper’s committed portrayal of Kyle. It’s also proved divisive, with Hollywood stars like Seth Rogen and Michael Moore making colorful comments about the film (both have since apologized, claiming their statements were taken out of context), and critics being split on whether the...
  • Amherst College settles suit filed after diploma withheld over rape allegation

    01/24/2015 8:34:24 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 23 replies
    Masslive.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | Stephanie Barry
    SPRINGFIELD — A lawsuit filed by an Amherst College student who argued the school unfairly held up his academic career over an old, unproven allegation of an on-campus rape has quietly settled. According to records in U.S. District Court, the college recently reached a settlement with the "John Doe" but neither his lawyers nor school officials will discuss the terms of the agreement. Doe filed the lawsuit last year after the college decided to revive a 2009 allegation a week before he was set to earn his diploma in 2014 - and after the college had disciplined him for excessive...
  • Iraqi Sniper: The legendary insurgent who claimed to have killed scores of American troops

    01/22/2015 12:51:44 PM PST · by rickyrikardo · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2015 | Adam Taylor
    In "American Sniper," the wildly successful yet controversial film thattells the story of Chris Kyle, said to be the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, the titular marksman has a clear foe: A mysterious insurgent dubbed "Mustafa," believed to be a former Syrian Olympian. While the film portrays Mustafa as a mighty rival to Kyle, in the autobiographical book upon which the film is based, Mustafa earns just one paragraph.“From the reports we heard, Mustafa was an Olympics marksman who was using his skills against Americans and Iraqi police and soldiers," Kyle wrote. "Several videos had been made and posted, boasting of his...
  • Duke suspends fraternity after sex assault allegation

    01/22/2015 12:09:55 PM PST · by rickyrikardo · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 21, 2015 | Michael Muskal
    A fraternity at Duke University has been suspended while police investigate charges that a woman was sexually assaulted at an off-campus party, the school announced Wednesday. Alpha Delta Phi has been suspended while Durham, N.C., police investigate what happened at an off-campus house leased by fraternity members. “Duke University is cooperating with the Durham Police Department in the investigation of an alleged sexual assault of a Duke student at an off-campus private residence that is leased to members of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity,” the school said in a statement emailed to reporters. “Pursuant to Duke’s policy, the fraternity has...
  • Man found not responsible for rape blasts Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand for 'harassment campaign'

    01/22/2015 11:44:11 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 21, 2015 | Ashe Schow
    Paul Nungesser was found “not responsible” for sexually assaulting another student at Columbia University. The student who accused him, Emma Sulkowicz, has since began carrying a mattress around the university as part of an art project to protest a finding she claims was unfair. Sulkowicz’s activism earned her an invitation to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. When Nungesser heard of the invitation, he blasted the senator for rewarding Sulkowicz’s attacks against him. “I am shocked to learn that Sen. Gillibrand is actively supporting Ms. Sulkowicz’s defamation campaign against me by providing...
  • Facebook clamps down on fake news stories

    01/20/2015 2:52:26 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/20/2015 | Alexei Oreskovic
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it has taken steps to clamp down on "hoaxes" and fake news stories that can spread like wildfire on its 1.35-billion member online social network. The company said it had introduced an option to allow Facebook users to flag a story as "purposefully fake or deceitful news" to reduce the distribution of news stories reported as hoaxes. Facebook said it will not remove fake news stories from its website. Instead, the company's algorithm, which determines how widely user posts are distributed, will take into account hoax reports. "A post with a...
  • White House Drops ‘News’ from Fox News Placeguards at State of the Union Lunch

    01/20/2015 2:24:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 57 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 1/20/15 | Brendan Bordelon
    It was a subtler snub than the Obama administration’s 2009 claim that Fox News was “a wing of the Republican party.” But that didn’t stop Fox anchor Shepard Smith from calling out the White House for slighting the news network at Tuesday’s State of the Union lunch. Smith spent much of his on-air news hour waxing poetic about the lunch, which President Obama held in order to lay out his policy proposals before a small group of influential news anchors. But at the end of his broadcast, the Fox anchor pointed out a minor — but almost certainly intentional —...
  • Glenn Beck Knows Why Selma Was Snubbed

    Glenn Beck watched Selma and believes he knows why the critically-acclaimed civil rights film was snubbed by the Academy in multiple Oscar categories next week: progressivism. And if you haven’t seen the film, here’s the spoiler-free explanation of how LBJ is portrayed: like a politician.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 16 January 2015

    01/15/2015 5:58:51 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 80 replies
    January 15, 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. Got a hankering for pizza? We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. How about a tall brew? 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...
  • Man convicted of raping unconscious woman 'killed himself' with his own testimony, lawyer says

    A Huntsville man doomed by his own testimony, according to his lawyer, was convicted today of raping a woman passed out in the bathroom during a Fourth of July party last year. Jason Scott McNeal, 36, was convicted of first-degree rape - having sex with a person unable to consent because they were physically helpless or mentally incapacitated - after the jury deliberated for more than two hours. McNeal's father testified on his son's behalf, telling jurors the younger McNeal was not a violent person. But his claim was likely undermined for the jury after McNeal's father admitted on cross-examination...
  • ISIS Asks Followers to Suggest Ways to Kill 'Jordanian Pilot Pig'

    The Islamic State (ISIS) militants have started a discussion on Twitter asking its followers to suggest an appropriate way to kill the 'Jordanian pilot pig' captured by the group recently. Following this the Islamic State affiliated accounts have been holding discussions among its followers asking for ways to 'execute the captured pilot'. An Arabic Twitter trend started by ISIS -- "suggest a way to kill the Jordanian Pilot Pig" has been widely shared among ISIS following. A Vocativ report stated that the hashtag "suggest a way to kill the Jordanian Pilot Pig" has been shared over 1,000 times among ISIS...
  • COLLAPSE BEGINS: AL JAZEERA AMERICA CANCELS ALL MORNING SHOWS

    01/13/2015 6:01:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 12, 2015 | John Nolte
    Al Jazeera America’s inevitable collapse has begun with the elimination of all of its morning programming. Instead of producing its own programming, the basement-rated cable news network will simply re-broadcast Al Jazeera programs from its parent studio in Qatar. Also canceled is the late morning program, “Consider This With Antonio Mora.” Mediabistro reports that behind-the-scenes staffers will be reassigned and “the fate of on-air talent is unclear.” Variety, however, reports that primetime anchors Ali Velshi and Joie Chen will have less airtime and mid-to-late afternoon programming is also on the chopping block.
  • Nine arrested in massive brawl involving up to 50 people after high school basketball game

    Nine people have been arrested after up to 50 teenagers and adults started a huge brawl after a high school basketball game. The violent scenes unfolded at Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tennessee, with people punching and kicking each other before police officers swarmed the auditorium on Friday night. Two juveniles - aged 15 and 17 - were arrested along with seven other adult men following the game which saw the home team lose to local rivals Hamilton 76-54.
  • Glenn Beck: Every American — black and white, left and right — should see ‘Selma’

    Conservative talk radio host and commentator Glenn Beck on Saturday saw a screening of “Selma,” a film shot in the Yellowhammer State about the Alabama city’s role in the Civil Rights struggle, and immediately after it concluded took to Facebook to urge every American to go see it. "We saw Selma tonight. I really wanted to see it but at the same time I worried about the spin of the story. It is an Oprah movie. She attended J. Wright’s church. If she could sit through those sermons, God only knows what she really believes. The last thing I want...
  • UMSL says reported rape on campus did not happen

    01/08/2015 9:06:16 PM PST · by rickyrikardo · 12 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 1/8/2015 | Koran Addo
    The University of Missouri-St. Louis has determined that a rape reported on campus in December did not happen. A student who reported she was raped last month has now changed her story, university spokesman Bob Samples said. The university sent a message to students on Thursday informing them of the new development. “Following a thorough investigation, which included the reporting party meeting with and informing the police investigator that the incident did not occur, the UMSL Police Department has determined that the incident (in a Dec. 18 warning to students) was unfounded,” the message says.
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer won't run for re-election

    01/08/2015 8:37:00 AM PST · by illiac · 134 replies
    MarketPulse ^ | 1/8/15 | Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Sen. Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat, announced Thursday she will not run for re-election in 2016.
  • The Best of the Best: Our Top 10 Stories of 2014

    01/08/2015 7:58:48 AM PST · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/7/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    It was a banner year for Capitol Confidential in 2014 as daily readership grew more than 40 percent, the product of top-notch journalism covering stories and angles often ignored by the rest of the media. Here are the top 10 stories most popular with readers in the past year. 1. Man Who Speaks out About Police Seizing His Assets is Arrested Hours Later Wally Kowalski worked with a local prosecutor to ensure that the medical marijuana he was growing complied with Michigan’s voter-approved law. The state police disagreed and raided his home, using asset forfeiture laws to seize property without...
  • Teen Burned Alive 1 Month Ago; No Arrests Made

    PANOLA COUNTY, Miss. - It's a mystery that seems to have no known answers. Tuesday, January 6th marks one month since the burning death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers. It's a feeling of both heartbreak and outrage for the countless people anxiously waiting to know what happened to Jessica. As time has gone by, Authorities in Panola County tell us they still have not made any arrests.
  • Former Drudge Report Editor Launches Politics-Focused Site 'Right Read'

    01/07/2015 9:45:27 AM PST · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    Huffpo ^ | 1/7/15 | Michael Calderone
    NEW YORK -- Joseph Curl, a veteran political writer and most recently an editor for The Drudge Report, unveiled a new politics-focused, aggregation-heavy site on Monday called Right Read. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Curl said Right Read is “going to be an aggregation site in which I read hundreds and hundreds of stories so you don’t have to.” He noted that his nearly four years working on The Drudge Report, the conservative aggregation powerhouse, gave him the skills needed to wade through the sheer volume of stories published each day in order to find the most newsy,...
  • Spiciest/Hottest Thai Food or any for that matter.

    01/06/2015 2:57:56 PM PST · by Vendome · 36 replies
    Vanity | 1/6/2015 | Vendome
    Okay. Doesn't fall under "Breaking News" but, I don't post articles very often. So, I drop off my Alki friend so he can do some walk in/walk out bail thing at the Sheriffs Department. I'm bored and spy a Thai restaurant across the street. At first my thoughts were just about some delish lemongrass soup. So I walk in and order their lemongrass soup. But, they offered a twist I hadn't been offered at othe Thai restaurants "You want regular or spicy?". "Huh? Why I'll take spicy. I love spicy anything" I responded Well, they tried to talk me out...
  • Fox and Dish TV contract ends today.

    12/20/2014 9:01:39 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    WBOC ^ | 12-20-2014
    DISH FAQS Posted: Dec 19, 2014 1:50 PM CST 1. What is happening? By law, WBOC and FOX21 must negotiate carriage agreements with satellite companies like DISH. Usually, these deals are reached without any disruption to your service. In fact, our company has negotiated dozens of agreements. Unfortunately, so far, DISH has refused to reach a fair, market-based deal to carry WBOC and FOX21. Our existing agreement with DISH expires at midnight on Dec. 31, 2014. If no deal is reached before that date, you will lose live access to the shows, sports and local news on WBOC and FOX21,...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 19 December 2014

    12/18/2014 5:57:25 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 102 replies
    December 18, 2014 | 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. and even cocoa.Got that shopping done?Got presents wrapped?Decorations done? No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a drink and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay....
  • Jessica Chambers: Group Anonymous said to be looking for Mississippi teen's killer; mom says quit it

    A group claiming to be the hacktivist organization Anonymous has joined in the hunt for the murderer of a Mississippi teenager, posting information about people they claim have some connection to the crime. Meanwhile, the family of Jessica Chambers, the young woman who was set on fire and left for dead on the side of the road in Panola County, Mississippi, has asked the group to stop tweeting about the case. A Twitter account that claims to be managed by Anonymous has posted information that says Chambers' death is related to gang activity, according to a USA Today story. Other...
  • Man getting death threats due to Jessica Chambers investigation

    Ali Alsanai went to the Panola County Sheriff’s office Monday to try to get an order of protection. “They came to the store, they asked for the surveillance video. I showed them the surveillance video. The next day, they came and asked for the camera, so I gave them the camera system. What else can I do?” he said. There has been online speculation Alsanai was not telling the truth and might be involved, but there is no proof of that. Hear from him on WREG at 5 p.m. Monday, the Panola County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the FBI is now...
  • Hacktivist Group ‘Anonymous’ Takes On Jessica Chambers Burning Case

    The Hacktivist group known as Anonymous has recently come out in support of the Jessica Chambers murder case. The young girl was found burned alive near her vehicle in rural Mississippi. Anonymous claims that the police were ill-prepared to handle such a high-profile case; therefore, the group decided to take the case into their own hands. After hacking into several social media accounts of local known gang members, the group was able to uncover some startling new evidence. The Anonymous Jessica Chambers campaign is being sourced to Twitter via the user @0Hour1, which is labeled as OperationJessicaC. The first tweet...
  • The Beginning of the end for MSNBC?

    12/15/2014 7:15:54 AM PST · by wrhssaxensemble · 31 replies
    Sports on MSNBC? News Outlet Will Launch Streaming-Video Hub To Test New Shows, Hosts MSNBC is getting ready to debut a new show about sports. And one focused on books. And another that will examine celebrity and popular culture. In all, the NBCUniversal-owned cable-news network has 14 new programs ready to roll. You won’t see any of them on MSNBC. At least, not yet.
  • The incestuous Government-Media-Business farce

    12/13/2014 11:12:12 AM PST · by DanMiller · 5 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 13, 2014 | Dan Miller
    All the news that fits the desired narrative, and none other, shall be reported by the legitimate "news" media.On February 11, 2013 Vice President Biden said that he and Obama are "counting on...legitimate news media" to help in their gun control efforts. He said he knew people would continue to "misrepresent" the positions taken by himself and Obama, but that "legitimate news media" would cover them in a way that's helpful to the administration. In this post, I use the term "legitimate 'news' media" in the same sense that Biden apparently did. I have been reading Sharyl Attkisson's November 2014 book Stonewalled. Its thesis...
  • I need help identifying web-sites on politics, current events, national/international news. (Vanity)

    12/11/2014 9:26:33 PM PST · by txnativegop · 33 replies
    txnativegop
    I am asking all FReepers for their help. Due to health issues I have foolishly allowed myself to fall behind on current events (as some of my recent posts may have indicated). I am not really all that tech- or internet-savvy. I have seen many web-sites listed as sources for the many threads here. Are there any other sites where information about all things politics and current affairs is available? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
  • Heated Row Between Israeli Minister and Biased Sky News over Temple Mount Shutdown

    12/10/2014 9:30:55 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 3 replies
    Interesting argument!
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 5 December 2014

    12/04/2014 5:58:14 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 99 replies
    December 4, 2014 | 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...
  • Ferguson looting: My bakery's window is busted

    Natalie Dubose has no choice but to carry on, one day after rioters smashed the windows of her Ferguson bakery. "I'm baking today," Dubose told CNNMoney, as the sound of broken glass being swept up can be heard over the phone. "We have orders to go out for Thanksgiving. I can't tell the people -- I won't tell the people -- that I'm canceling." Like many other small businesses, her bakery Natalie's Cakes and More was vandalized Monday night in the wake of the grand jury decision not to charge Officer Darren Wilson with killing Michael Brown. The shop's main...
  • Bill Cosby says those who oppose Obama are racist (Flashback)

    Comedy and television icon Bill Cosby slammed Republicans who failed to stand for President Obama’s State of the Union speech, likening them to racists who opposed desegregation. “I think we have people sitting there,” he said, referring to the president’s SOTU speech, during a CNN television interview reported by Mediaite, “who are as bad as the people who were against any kind of desegregation.” His comments came in context of a discussion about racism and the 1965 Bloody Sunday march across Selma, Ala., Mediate reported. Rep. Connie Mack said “it’s just hard to believe,” and “it’s unbelievable,” in reference to...
  • Executive Action: What now?

    11/21/2014 7:53:58 AM PST · by MNDude · 21 replies
    http://www.telemundodenver.com/inmigracion/Accion-ejecutiva-inmigracion-Obama-quienes-califican-2834
    According to experts, the process could be similar to the program "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" (DACA, for its acronym in English) that protects young people from deportation and allows them to obtain a work permit, driver's license and Social Security number. Applicants would have to check the length of residence in the United States. To do this would require a number of documents such as a passport, consular registration, and utility bills. The program would also be expanded DACA under the new plan. From this listing the benefits of this measure include those who were brought into the country...
  • Analysts: ISIS video 'sign of desperation'

    ike a wounded animal lashing out in fury, ISIS is betraying hints of desperation in its latest video, which purportedly shows the aftermath of the beheading of U.S. hostage Peter Kassig, analysts said Sunday. And if there's news worse than the apparent brutal death of Kassig, it's that we should expect even more vicious videos to come from the group, also known by the acronym ISIL, said Haras Rafiq of the Quiliam Foundation, an anti-extremist think tank. "As we see the U.S. and the coalition making gains against ISIL, we will find that they try and show that they are...
  • Muslim groups seek to co-opt Ferguson protests, says watchdog group

    Muslim groups have stepped up efforts to co-opt protests over the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., with a drive to equate the teen’s death to the death of a radical Islamist shot during an FBI raid in 2009, a Washington-based security watchdog group is warning. Using social media, conference calling and traditional outreach methods, leaders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) are portraying Brown and Detroit mosque leader Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah as African-American victims of police targeting, according to the Washington-based Center for Security Policy (CSP). In a conference call organized by CAIR-linked "Muslims for...
  • Gruber to discuss why health-care reform is needed (consultant to H Clinton)

    Gruber’s research focuses on the areas of public finance and health economics. From 2003-06, he was a key architect of Massachusetts’ health reform effort, and after it was enacted, he joined its main implementing body. During the 2008 presidential election, he served as consultant to the Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Obama campaigns.
  • A BRIEF INTERLUDE WITH EXPERT OPINION (Interview with arrogant Gruber, 2013)

    Gruber saves some special scorn for the Republican governors who have bravely said no to...Free Money! "What I don't get is these STUPID governors who are turning down the Medicaid expansion," he said. "This is preposterously STUPID. First of all, your low-income people get health-insurance, and you get billions and billions of dollars of stimulus in health-care spending. For example, there are one million uninsured Floridians who are below the poverty line. The federal government is saying we'll pay to insure them, and, in addition, we're sending billions of dollars to you. And Rick Scott says no. There is no...
  • Academic Built Case for Mandate in Health Care Law (NYT 2012 article cites Gruber as influence)

    Mr. Gruber has spent decades modeling the intricacies of the health care ecosystem, which involves making predictions about how new laws will play out based on past experience and economic theory. It is his research that convinced the Obama administration that health care reform could not work without requiring everyone to buy insurance. And it is his work that explains why President Obama has so much riding on the three days of United States Supreme Court hearings, which ended Wednesday, about the constitutionality of the mandate. Questioning by the court’s conservative justices has suggested deep skepticism about the mandate, setting...
  • A message from Rick Wiles, Tru News being stalked...

    11/08/2014 9:53:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 65 replies
    us6.campaign archive ^ | 11/8/14 | Rick Wiles
    You know what they say about real estate: Location, location, location!  Trunews is located next to the most popular vacant cul-de-sac in Florida!  Read on!  I’ll tell you why it’s so popular these days.   The Trunews headquarters is along I-95 on the western edge of Vero Beach, Florida.  There is a hotel next to us and more office condos behind us.   More hotels were slated to be built in the vacant lots, but the 2008 financial crisis put a damper on construction.  Directly behind our building (facing I-95) is a vacant cul-de-sac.  We’ve been in this business park...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 7 November 2014

    11/06/2014 5:57:58 PM PST · by beachn4fun · 105 replies
    November 6, 2014 | 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.After another crazy week, some of us are ready for an umbrella drink. Or maybe a tall brew? 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....
  • Jon Stewart apologizes for telling CNN he didn't vote

    <p>Jon Stewart jokes around a lot on "The Daily Show," but some subjects like voting are even too serious to kid about for Stewart. Appearing on CNN with Christiane Amanpour to talk about Tuesday's midterm elections, Stewart was asked if he voted. The late night host responded "no" saying, "I just moved. I don't know even where my thing is now."</p>
  • Fox News Leads with Viewers, News Demo on Election 2014

    11/06/2014 6:05:35 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 22 replies
    Multichannel ^ | 11/5/14 | Mike Reynolds
    It was the Republican party and Fox News Channel's night. As the GOP gained control of the Senate, Fox News Channel set the pace with the Nielsen electorate garnering the largest overall audience and also standing atop the so-called news demo among cable and broadcast networks with its midterm election coverage. Fox News Channel averaged 6.6 million watchers in the 10 p.m. hour (ET), when the three broadcast networks turned their attention to the results. CBS placed with 5.4 million viewers, compared with 4.2 million for NBC and 3.1 million for ABC.
  • Vatican official condemns Brittany Maynard's assisted suicide

    VATICAN CITY – The Vatican's top bioethics official on Tuesday called "reprehensible" the suicide of an American woman suffering terminal brain cancer who stated she wanted to die with dignity. Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, the head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, told the ANSA news agency that "dignity is something other than putting an end to one's own life." Brittany Maynard's suicide in Oregon on Saturday, following a public declaration of her motives aimed at sparking political action on the issue, has stirred debate over assisted suicide for the terminally ill. Carrasco de Paula said "Brittany Maynard's act...
  • Why does Glenn agree with Harry Reid on this?

    In the wake of his party’s devastating losses, Harry Reid said the American people “want us to work together”. And Glenn agreed with him. “We are all brothers and sisters, one way or another, and just like any family, we are dysfunctional at times, but we all have an equal place at the table. Stop treating people like second-class citizens, no matter their color, creed, income, sex or sexuality.”
  • Despite Strong GOP Win, Glenn Beck Projects Doom And Gloom

    Frightened because he knows what will be? Are space aliens coming to eat us? Does he now have psychic abilities? As some may know, Beck recently went through some sort of personal metamorphosis in which he apologized for contributing to the divisiveness of the country. In a lengthy series of interviews with CNN’s Brian Stelter in August, he was more specific, saying that he “played at role in helping tear the country apart.” He remarked that calling President Barack Obama “racist” was among the “stupid things” he has said on air. After Beck articulated his message of doom and gloom...
  • Lame Duck's Pen & Phone: What Evil Will Obama Spring on Us..? Submit your early predicted headlines

    11/04/2014 4:08:12 PM PST · by gaijin · 23 replies
    MyScaredBrain | today | Me
    The Prezzie will have two full years of pen and phone shenanigans: What are your early predictions of the ways President Obama intends to punish tantrum-throwing America..? Let your creative juices flow, and lay down some early headlines...
  • Here's why Ebola is no longer in the news

    11/03/2014 11:43:27 AM PST · by wtd · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/3/2014 | George Washington
    ZeroHedge: Here's why Ebola is no longer in the news Forbes’ David Kroll – an adjunct professor at Duke University Medical Center - notes: The Associated Press and other press outlets have agreed not to report on suspected cases of Ebola in the United States until a positive viral RNA test is completed. In other words, the mainstream media has agreed not to report on any suspected Ebola cases. I guess the Ebola czar has been a busy boy, after all ... you know, preventing panic and all that.
  • Bennett to Sky News: Don't Sit in London and Call Us Apartheid

    10/30/2014 7:41:02 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 10/30/14 | Ben Ariel
    Referring to Israel as an “apartheid state” is a “blatant lie”, Economy Minister and Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett said on Thursday. Bennett gave a series of interviews to international media outlets and, in one of these interviews, was asked by a Sky News interviewer whether he is “worried” that the term “apartheid” is being used by some British parliamentarians in reference to Israel.
  • Conservatives Are More Squeamish than Liberals

    10/29/2014 12:02:33 PM PDT · by MNDude · 69 replies
    livescience.com ^ | October 26, 2011 | Jeanna Bryner
    Most people would likely avert their eyes when passing by a man with a mouth full of writhing worms, or, say, the sight of a pile of excrement. But some are more disgusted than others, and new research suggests those individuals who respond with a more intense "yuck" are more likely to hold conservative political views and specifically are more likely to oppose same-sex marriage. "This is one more piece of evidence that we, quite literally, have gut feelings about politics," said study researcher Kevin Smith, a political science professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. "Our political attitudes and behaviors...
  • Video: Woman harassed 108 times as she walks around New York

    On an August day in New York City, Shoshana B. Roberts was harassed 108 times — by her definition. The whole thing was caught on video by Hollaback, an anti-street harassment advocacy group, and edited into a two-minute public service announcement. Clad in jeans and a black T-shirt, Roberts walked around New York for 10 hours following filmmaker Rob Bliss, who had a camera hidden in his backpack. One man says “Hello, good morning,” then follows Roberts for five minutes. Another says, “What’s up girl? How you doin?” When she doesn’t respond he reprimands her: “Somebody’s acknowledging you for being...