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  • Report: Suicides by girls and young women continue to climb

    03/05/2015 10:46:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 5, 2015 6:15 PM EST | Mike Stobbe
    The suicide rate for girls and young women in the U.S. continues to rise, at a pace far faster than for young males, health officials said Thursday. The rate for boys and young men increased since 2007, too. And it remains three times higher than the female rate for ages 10 to 24. […] From 2007-2013, the rate for young females went from 2.2 to 3.4 per 100,000. That’s the highest since the 3.1 rate recorded in 1981, when such tracking began. The rate for young males went from 10.7 to 11.9 per 100,000, although the rate seems to have...
  • New Ford GT to carry $400k-price tag

    03/05/2015 5:24:07 PM PST · by nascarnation · 56 replies
    Autoblob ^ | 3/5/2015 | Noah Joseph
    The last time Ford made a GT, it built more than 4,000 of them and sold each one for around $150,000. Judging by the premiums at which they later traded, they were evidently worth a lot more than that. But this time, the new Ford GT will be far more expensive and far more scarce. Official performance, production and pricing figures have yet to be released, but upon the new American supercar's European debut in Geneva, Ford performance chief Dave Pericak indicated it would be priced competitively with the Lamborghini Aventador – which carries a base sticker price approaching $400,000,...
  • New Hampshire bill requires cursive, multiplication tables

    03/05/2015 4:48:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 5, 2015 6:06 PM EST | Kathleen Ronayne
    As schools adopt new education standards and rely more on computers in the classroom, a group of New Hampshire senators want to make sure the basics of learning cursive and multiplication tables don’t get left behind. “You definitely need to teach typing and keyboarding and all of that, but kids do need to be able to sign their names, they do need to be able to read the Founding Fathers documents,” said Republican Sen. Nancy Stiles, the main sponsor of a bill that would require public schools to keep teaching both. “(Cursive) is an art and a skill that shouldn’t...
  • WATCH: Some Shocking New Facts From the LAPD Shooting That Could Change Everything...

    03/05/2015 3:46:49 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 97 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 03/05/2015 | Steven Crowder
    In the wake of the #LAPDShooting, the media’s already decided to set the narrative: one where racist cops shoot an unarmed, homeless, black man. You know… just because. But as we comb through this video, there are some key, shocking facts that you may have never heard and/or seen before. Facts that could change everything.. What do you think? Merely another case of police brutality/racism... even after watching this video?
  • 'Tinder Minus The Poor People,’ Online Dating App Caters Toward Affluent Bay Area Singles

    03/05/2015 10:12:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | March 5, 2015 | Cate Cauguiran
    Money can buy a lot of things like fancy clothes, houses and cars, but love? A new dating app is requiring its users to have at least a six-figure salary. “It works a lot like Tinder, except this is Tinder minus the poor people,” said Darren Shuster, spokesperson for Luxy, a dating app geared towards the one percent. “I would describe the average member as somebody who makes a lot of money,” Shuster told KPIX 5. “Multiple cars, art collections, big fancy mansions.”
  • How's That Deflation Working Out For You?

    03/05/2015 8:11:17 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 34 replies
    The Burning Platform ^ | March 3, 2015 | the Burning Platform Staff
    The BLS put out their monthly CPI lie last week. They issued the proclamation that inflation is dead. Did you know your costs are 0.1% lower than they were one year ago. They then used these deflation numbers to proclaim your real wages soared last month. It’s all good. The American consumer is so flush with cash, they decided to spend less money for the second month in a row. The Wall Street shysters are so happy with declining consumer spending, declining corporate profits, and a global recession, they pushed the NASDAQ up to 5,000 for the first time in...
  • Only 6% of Americans who make over $100,000 say they're upper class

    03/05/2015 7:23:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/05/2015 | Pamela Engel
    Very few people in America are willing to identify as upper class, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.About 94% of people in that income bracket (over $100,000) identified as middle class, upper middle class, or lower middle class while only 6% called themselves upper class.Here are the results of the survey:Pew Research Center While a family of three with an income of up to $122,000 is still considered "middle income," the over-$100,000 range also includes families with much higher salaries than that.Pew Research Center And although only 6% of survey respondents identified as upper class, Pew's data shows...
  • Women and Guns Data

    03/05/2015 7:11:50 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Everyone knows that women and guns have been on the rise during these last 4-5 years. Pink and Leopard print guns have made its way into the marketplace and manufacturers have been catering to the women industry. There has been some interesting findings in what women really want in terms of why and which type of firearms they really own in the recent NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation) report. -Guess which type of gun is the most favored with women. -Guess what percentage of women actually own those Pink print guns. -What percentage of women want a gun because it's...
  • Dutch American singles wanted for Dutch TV show

    03/05/2015 3:36:06 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    DutchDailyNews.com ^ | Feb 7, 2015 | DutchDailyNews.com
    Are you of Dutch origins, single and looking for true love? Have you been raised abroad with (a bit of) Dutch blood in your system? Let one of the biggest TV channels in The Netherlands help you find love. Dutch TV network (Blue Circle) is looking for singles from the USA of Dutch origin who want to take part of a new heartwarming television show about Dutch love.
  • Saudi Arabia: Indian Arrested for 'Liking' Photo that Showed Mecca Mosque as Hindu temple

    03/04/2015 10:18:40 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 3-5-2015 | Mugdha Variyar
    Saudi Arabian authorities have detained an Indian national for posting a controversial photo of Mecca's Grand Mosque juxtaposed with Hindu religious symbols on Facebook. The photo depicts Al Masjid Al Haram mosque as a temple, photoshopped with Hindu symbols over the Kaaba, the holy building at the centre of the mosque, according to Gulf News, which cited a local daily's report on Tuesday.  A Saudi citizen who saw the post brought it to the notice of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, the kingdom's religious police. The Indian was detained when he was at an...
  • The great populism control effort of 2016

    03/04/2015 9:16:59 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    The Week ^ | March 4, 2015 | Edward Morrissey
    (At CPAC)...It didn't help the GOP, of course, that the Republican-led Congress botched its opposition to the highly unpopular Obama executive action on immigration by running up the white flag on DHS funding. After winning a second historic midterm election in a row, conservative activists expected the GOP to fight on the funding issue. Instead, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell kicked the can down the road with the "cromnibus" in the lame-duck session, promising a fight over DHS funding n February. On the second night of CPAC, McConnell shifted to fully funding DHS, while Boehner's attempt to get a three-week...
  • Seniors' discounts should be scrapped, study suggests

    03/04/2015 6:57:45 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 66 replies
    CBC News ^ | March 4, 2015 | CBC News
    A new report is calling on municipal governments to scrap seniors' discounts. The study, called No Seniors' Specials: Financing Municipal Services in Aging Communities, was commissioned by the national think-tank Institute for Research on Public Policy. Economist Harry Kitchen Economist Harry Kitchen is the author of a recent study advising cities to get rid of seniors' discounts. (www.transportfutures.ca) Many municipalities in Canada give discounts to seniors based solely on their age. Those discounts for citizens aged 55 or older include lower bus fares, cheaper fitness classes and sometimes reduced property taxes. Harry Kitchen, the report's author, says a lot of...
  • Tomorrowland: How Silicon Valley Shapes Our Future (Spiegel: government must control them)

    03/04/2015 5:25:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | March 04, 2015 – 06:57 PM | Thomas Schultz
    In the Silicon Valley, a new elite is forming that wants to determine not only what we consume, but also the way we live. They want to change the world, but they don’t want to accept any rules. Do they need to be reined in? […] It doesn’t take someone sounding the alarm like (novelist David) Eggers or a prophet like the Valley’s protagonists to realize how much is at stake here. It’s about the freedom of the individual. The freedom to not be hyper-effective. The right to community. The right to not do something just because it is possible....
  • Toilet bowl lid stolen from Devils Lake Dairy Queen

    03/04/2015 9:42:18 AM PST · by skeptoid · 33 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | March 3, 2015 | Adam Ladwig
    An unusual theft in Devils Lake has police and employees at a local business chuckling. The local Dairy Queen reported a toilet bowl cover stolen from a bathroom Monday night. Police say the theft happened shortly after 9 p.m., when the store typically closes. A group of juveniles was sitting near the bathroom. One employee noticed a young male holding something under a sweatshirt or coat. The boy told the employee it was a binder. A police detective declined to comment about the unusual theft on camera, saying she wouldn't be able to do so with a straight face.
  • VANITY: Why I believe the Clinton E-Mail scandal is her doom

    03/04/2015 9:05:59 AM PST · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 47 replies
    That the New York Times broke this story on Hillary running State through off-the-record e-mail systems/servers is quite telling. Team Obama does not want Hillary succeeding Barack. He sees Elizabeth Warren as a much more worthy successor to his revolution. Besides Obama detests Sid Vicious Blumenthal. That Hillary was using him as her de facto deputy at State must enrage Obama since Obama specifically dictated that Blumenthal is to have ZERO official dealings with HIS administration. This scandal has legs specifically because El Jefe Obama wants it to. Hillary is in DEEP Kim Chee. Your thoughts?
  • ADP Employment Drops, Misses; Economist Mark Zandi Admits "Jobs Growth Slowing"

    03/04/2015 7:40:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/04/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Another day, another missed data point. ADP Employment data shows 212k jobs added in February, which modestly missed expectations of 219k and is the weakest monthly gain in 6 months. This despite a strong prior revision, pushing the January number up from 213K to 250K to catch up to the BLS runrate. Despite the miss, that showed large businesses adding by far the fewest jobs, Mark Zandi as usual remains optimistic: "jobs growth is strong but slowing," and expects the economy "will return to full employment by mid-2016."  Another miss... The breakdown: More irrelevant, goalseeked charts:Change in Nonfarm Private Employment Change in Total...
  • A college with a $94 Mil endowment is shutting its doors, and people in higher ed should be scared

    03/04/2015 7:22:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/04/2015 | Peter Jacobs
    A women's liberal arts college in Virginia announced Tuesday that the spring 2015 semester would be its last — even though the school still has a $94 million endowment. Sweet Briar College — located near Lynchburg, Virginia — will close "as a result of insurmountable financial challenges," the school said in a statement. Sweet Briar administrators cited several trends that informed the decision to close, including the declining number of female students interested in all-women colleges and the dwindling number of students overall interested in small, rural liberal arts colleges. Last year, Bloomberg Businessweek reported that small, private US colleges...
  • Here's what most Indian men think about rape

    03/04/2015 7:18:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/04/2015 | MUNEEZA NAQVI, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    When a condemned killer said the woman he and others brutally gang-raped on a New Delhi bus was responsible for what had happened to her, his comments were shocking in their callousness and lack of remorse. But the underlying view has wide acceptance in India. Blaming women for rape is what hundreds of millions of men here are taught to believe. And the code for women in this country is simple: Dress modestly, don't go out at night, don't go to bars and clubs, don't go out alone. If you break the code, you will be blamed for the consequences....
  • Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is cutting 14,000 investment banking jobs

    03/04/2015 7:07:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/04/2015 | Lianna Brinded
    "RBS has been a bruising place to work ... and that doesn't sit well with me," the Royal Bank of Scotland CEO McEwan said on Thursday. "We will work hard to make [RBS] a much better place for our people." McEwan mentioned on a conference call last week that there would be "substantial job losses" and that "we haven't got a number out there because we've got a lot of consultation to do with our people." Little did his staff know that this meant about three out of four people working in the investment banking part of the bank would...
  • Women’s rights prof arrested for beating up boyfriend on Valentine’s Day

    03/04/2015 1:38:48 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 75 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Feb 19, 2015 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    A Columbia University professor—who is an ardent supporter of women’s rights and advocate against domestic violence—was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor assault after beating up her boyfriend on Valentine’s Day.According to her faculty bio on Columbia’s website, Joann Baney, 54, is the faculty director of the FDNY Officers Management Institute and also serves as faculty on the NYPD’s Police Management Institute. Both schools are part of Columbia’s Executive Education program under the business school. "I hit him because he cheated on me."    Tweet This The NY Daily News, which originally broke the story, reported that Baney trains New...
  • In "Unprecedented Move" Nobel Peace Prize Chairman Demoted For Decision To Give Obama 2009 Award

    03/03/2015 4:45:36 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 73 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2/3/15 | Tyler Durden
    Back in 2009, just months after his swearing in, president Barack Obama was crowned with an unexpected glory: he won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 due to "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." Back then there was little indication that just a few years after his crowning achievement of "ending the war" in and returning US troops from Iraq, he would send US troops right back in Iraq for the 3rd US invasion of the country in three decades, but also send out US troops across the globe, and launch the second cold war,...
  • Delhi bus rapist blames victim

    03/03/2015 3:02:12 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 16 replies
    Arab News ^ | 03/03/2015 | Arab News
    DELHI: One of the Indian men convicted of the Delhi gang rape of 2012 has claimed that his 23-year-old victim was to blame for her sexual assault and murder in an interview for a BBC documentary to be aired on International Women’s Day. “A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy,” he said, speaking about the brutal attack against victim Jyoti Singh. Sing also claimed that had the victim not fought back, the six-strong gang would not have beaten her with iron bars, which led to her death two weeks after the assault on a minibus. “When...
  • Ancient 'lost city' home to a vanished civilisation found deep in jungles of Honduras

    03/03/2015 2:39:00 PM PST · by BBell · 48 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 3/3/15 | Philip Sherwell
    The jungle-choked remains of a "lost city", abandoned by a mysterious civilisation several centuries ago and long fabled for reports of its gold and "monkey children", have been uncovered in the depths of the rainforests of Honduras. A team of American and Honduran archaeologists, aided by the bushcraft and survival skills of former British SAS soldiers, has just emerged from one of the most remote locations on Earth with news of their stunning discovery. The expedition was seeking the site of the legendary "White City", also known as the "City of the Monkey God", a goal for Western explorers since...
  • Algiers Point robbery victim called suspect for a ride from the ferry: NOPD (mugshot)

    03/03/2015 1:27:50 PM PST · by BBell · 3 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/3/15 | Jonathan Bullington
    A 27-year-old man thought he was on his way to an Algiers Point bar for drinks with the man he called to pick him up from the Algiers ferry landing Sunday afternoon (March 1). But that ride ended abruptly, New Orleans police said, when a comment about a casino trip left the man beaten and robbed. The violent series of events began around 4:30 p.m. when police said the 27-year-old called Marc Brown and asked for a ride from the ferry landing.
  • Feel free to delete my account (I'm done)

    03/03/2015 1:23:10 PM PST · by ReganDude · 143 replies
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    I've gathered enough information on Freepers. Feel free to delete this account. Have a wonderful day! ;-)
  • The Reason Why Everyone Who Bought ALIBABA Stock And Held, Is Now Losing Money

    03/03/2015 1:05:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/03/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Back in September, when it first went public, and when it quickly became the talk of the TV studio currently located on the obsolete NYSE floor in New York, a constant source of China buzz, not to mention making Jack Ma China's richest man, Alibaba's market cap soared as high as $250 billion, making it one of the top 10 most valuable companies by market cap. ... and then the headaches began, following news that China's government may crack down on what was dubbed Alibaba's "illegal operations", which sent its stock sliding to the point where not even one CNBC...
  • Why Our Children Don’t Think There Are Moral Facts

    03/03/2015 12:09:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 2, 2015 | JUSTIN P. MCBRAYER
    What would you say if you found out that our public schools were teaching children that it is not true that it’s wrong to kill people for fun or cheat on tests? Would you be surprised? I was. As a philosopher, I already knew that many college-aged students don’t believe in moral facts. While there are no national surveys quantifying this phenomenon, philosophy professors with whom I have spoken suggest that the overwhelming majority of college freshman in their classrooms view moral claims as mere opinions that are not true or are true only relative to a culture. What I...
  • 5 Ways ‘Parks And Recreation’ Turned Into Socialist Propaganda

    03/03/2015 11:32:29 AM PST · by OddLane · 39 replies
    Thought Catalog ^ | January 23, 2015 | Michael Malice
    There are countless television shows that far outstayed their welcome, becoming almost unwatchable self-parodies by the end. The Drew Carey Show, The Office, and Scrubs are three extreme examples of this phenomenon. As series drag on, show fans become show writers and what ends up happening is effectively fanfic on screen. It’s why The Simpsons still makes the same jokes again and again. Parks and Recreation isn’t unwatchable yet, but boy is it close. This is a shame. While the series was never great, it was still one of the most consistent sitcoms of the last decade. All the characters...
  • Chris Matthews: Netanyahu Speech a Foreign ‘Takeover Attempt’

    03/03/2015 11:16:31 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 38 replies
    NRO ^ | 3/3/2015 | Brendan Bordelon
    MSNBC’s Chris Matthews saw a nefarious aim behind Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, claiming his discussion on the Iranian nuclear talks represented nothing less than a “takeover attempt” by a foreign leader. “Let me get to the heart of this now,” he told host Thomas Roberts. “This man, from a foreign government, walked into the United States legislative chamber and tried to take over U.S. foreign policy.” “Mm-hmm,” Roberts said approvingly. “He said, ‘You should trust me, not your president, on this,’” Matthews continued. “‘I am the man you should trust, I...
  • Regulating the Intersection of Health Care and Gun Control

    03/03/2015 9:57:58 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    regblog.org ^ | 3/2/2015 | Charles Kels
    As part of the White House response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, President Barack Obama emphasized the importance of preventing access to guns “for those who would commit acts of violence.” In order to accomplish that objective, the Administration announced that it would engage the regulatory process to close loopholes in the background check system for purchasing firearms.
  • The witch hunt is on for skeptical climate scientists

    03/03/2015 7:58:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The beautiful thing about science (when it’s conducted properly) is that multiple experts and laboratories in any field can match their findings against each other, peer review their work and subject competing theories to rigorous testing. That is, of course, providing you’re not doing work in climate research. In that case, if you come up with any figures which fly in the face of established Eco-Church doctrine, it’s time to stack up some kindling and burn the witch. A week ago, the Boston Globe, New York Times, and Washington Post ran stories repeating claims made by long-time Greenpeace staffer...
  • EU seeks to reduce plastic bag usage

    03/03/2015 1:43:41 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03/02/2015 | das/jil (dpa, AP)
    The 28 EU member states gave their final approval to new rules regarding plastic bags on Monday. Member states are required to reduce the use of flimsy plastic bags by 80 percent by 2025. However, they are given a choice on how to achieve that goal. According to the new rules, EU countries are permitted to introduce extra taxes on plastic bags or even ban single-use plastic bags on a national level.Margrete Auken, a Danish Member of the European Parliament from the Green Party, pushed the new legislation through and called the approval “a historic breakthrough in tackling the pervasive...
  • Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Nears Fiscal Free Fall

    03/02/2015 4:01:35 PM PST · by raptor22 · 47 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 2, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    ities: The problem with socialism, Margaret Thatcher once noted, is you eventually run out of other people's money. In progressive Chicago, that's hit home as Moody's has cut its credit rating to two grades above "junk." Chicago's finances are staggering under the weight of an unfunded pension liability that Moody's Investors Service has estimated at $32 billion, eight times the city's operating revenue. Chicago has a $300 million structural deficit. And Illinois law requires the city to up its 2016 contributions to its police and fire pension funds by $550 million. "This is an unfortunate wake-up call for anyone still...
  • Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight hospitalized for third time

    03/02/2015 4:27:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/2/15 | AFP
    Los Angeles (AFP) - Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was taken to hospital for the third time in less than a month Monday, as he made his latest appearance in court. The 49-year-old, who has complained of medical problems since he was arrested in late January over a fatal hit-and-run incident, said he has lost 35 pounds in weight and is blind in one eye. "At this time, I don't know if I can proceed," he told LA Superior Court judge James Brandlin at Monday's hearing, which was cut short after Knight said he had fired his attorneys. Knight was...
  • Domestic violence against men ignored

    03/02/2015 3:15:06 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 20 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 2, 2015 | JERRY AGAR
    Domestic abuse leaves a spouse bruised, battered, possibly bleeding internally, with broken bones and a severely damaged psyche. Where does he go? Yes, he; the battered man, beaten by a woman who claims to love him. During a recent discussion on my Newstalk1010 radio show about domestic abuse, a caller named Robert took exception to the media always, in his assessment, portraying the man as the perpetrator and the woman as the victim. Robert suggested someone should do an ad campaign portraying the “other side” of the debate. I challenged him by saying: “Why don’t you do it?” So he...
  • Zimbabwe’s Mugabe condemns ‘white’ safaris, eats baby elephant at birthday bash

    03/02/2015 2:44:33 PM PST · by Plainsman · 34 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 2, 2015 | Terrance McCoy
    When considering what to get Robert Mugabe for his birthday, one first must understand that Zimbabwe’s president is a man who demands the finest. His birthday parties don’t cost hundreds of thousands; they cost millions. His parties aren’t attended by thousands, but by tens of thousands. And they don’t eat elephant; they eat baby elephant. This was the predicament in which one local landowner named Tendai Musasa found himself when figuring out what he would get Mugabe for his 91st birthday party, which cost $1 million and was held this past weekend. “We regard him as our father,” Musasa said...
  • Top 10 Viral Videos of All Time

    03/02/2015 1:24:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 12, 2014 | WatchMojo.com
    From 'America's Funniest Home Videos' to YouTube. Join http://www.WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for Top 10 Viral Videos.
  • Hunting for ammo? Get a reload of this

    03/01/2015 6:59:49 PM PST · by RC one · 48 replies
    HoustonChronicle ^ | 2/18/15 | By John Hayes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette |
    Over the past six years, concerns about the possibility of restrictive gun legislation have sparked unprecedented spikes in sales of firearms and ammunition. And state wildlife agencies, all benefiting from funding flowing from federal Pittman-Robertson excise taxes on those items, are still raking it in. But high demand for some popular ammunition caused huge manufacturer backlogs that led to sharp increases in wholesale and retail prices and left many store shelves empty of the most popular ammunition, particularly centerfire and rimfire rifle ammo.Over the past few months, that crunch has begun to ease. But problems finding ammunition - especially ammunition...
  • Here's everything we know about Project Titan, Apple's rumoured electric car

    03/01/2015 3:58:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/28/2015 | Rob Price
    Just a few weeks ago, the idea that Apple might make a car seemed like an outlandish rumour. Today, it's accepted by many as gospel. Numerous reports have filtered through in recent days, providing more detail on Apple's automotive ambitions. Of course, nothing has been confirmed yet. The Apple Car would be a massive, multi-year undertaking. But here's what we've heard so far: It's called Project Titan. The detail comes via a report from the Wall Street Journal. It's an electric car. This puts the company in competition with Tesla, which develops cutting edge electric-powered vehicles. VC and entrepreneur Jason...
  • "Self Medication" is Ontological Onanism

    03/01/2015 3:09:11 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 27 replies
    http://www.google.com/search ^ | 3/1/15 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Calling substance abuse anything other than what it is--self induced mental illness--is just more of the same excuse making.
  • Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

    03/01/2015 1:37:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2015 4:04 PM EST | Mary Esch
    Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston. “We’re the standout globally,” said Art DeGaetano, director of the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University. “It’s colder in Siberia, but we’re the farthest below normal.” The climate center shows the New York cities of Buffalo, Syracuse, Binghamton and Ithaca had their coldest months ever. The average temperature was 10.9 degrees in Buffalo, beating the 1934 record of 11.4°. The normal average temperature...
  • Minnie Minoso, Treasured White Sox Ballplayer, Is Dead

    03/01/2015 12:44:03 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 1, 2015 | Richard Goldstein
    Minnie Minoso, the hugely popular All-Star outfielder from Cuba who became the major league’s first black player out of Latin America and a treasured figure in the history of the Chicago White Sox, died on Sunday in Chicago. His true age was never entirely clear, but by an account in his autobiography, he would have been 89 when he died.
  • Cats' Roundtable Radio Program -- 3/1/2015

    03/01/2015 8:31:01 AM PST · by 9thLife · 1 replies
    Am 970 The Answer ^ | Sunday March 1, 2015 | John Catsimatidis
    Guests Cats' Roundtable national edition 9:00AM schumer: Senator Charles Schumer is the senior United States Senator from New York, a Democrat. First elected in 1998 by a margin of 55%–44%. Schumer was re-elected in 2004 by a margin of 71%–24% and in 2010 by a margin of 66%–33%. Before his election to the U.S. Senate, Schumer served in the US House of Representatives from 1981 to 1999, representing New York's 16th congressional district, Manhattan. A native of Brooklyn and graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he was a three-term member of the New York State Assembly, serving from...
  • Early retirement getting more rare for Minnesota public employees

    03/01/2015 8:24:16 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-1-15 | Maryjo Webster
    Marlene Nelson loved teaching, but after 35 years she was ready to retire the first chance she got. When she became eligible for her pension at age 55 because of an early-retirement incentive known as the Rule of 90, she and her husband sold their home in Glenwood, Minn., and moved someplace warm. "I really would've liked to have taught a little longer, but I just wanted to go out liking my job," Nelson said. She and her husband have spent the past four years living modestly off their two pensions in Arizona. This kind of Utopian early retirement is...
  • Student, 18, 'encouraged her friend to kill himself', organized a fundraiser in his name

    03/01/2015 5:34:14 AM PST · by SamAdams76 · 42 replies
    A high school honor roll student encouraged her friend to kill himself before raising thousands of dollars for suicide prevention, according to authorities. Michelle Carter, 18, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Conrad Roy III, who died of carbon monoxide poisoning in his idling truck in Fairhaven, Massachusetts last July. When Roy texted Carter that he wasn't sure he should take his life and had climbed out of the vehicle, she allegedly texted him: 'Get back in.' Carter, who was 17 at the time of Roy's suicide, was indicted on February 5 and arraigned on an...
  • A Hillary Dilemma If She Runs.Inability To Fill Arenas Especially In Crucial Swing States.

    02/28/2015 6:48:03 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 45 replies
    Lets assume Hillary runs.And keep in mind that she can't sell her book, can never draw a massive crowd,well only in deep blue liberal districts. The GOP does have a chance to retake four of five states back from Obama to win in 2016.Can anyone see Hillary filling stadiums in the manner that Palin and Romney did? Especially in Colorado, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Florida. Those are the states the Republican nominee needs to flip. So does Hillary really expect to fill halls/arena's and stadiums in those crucial purple states? Will she have to give away free gifts at the...
  • The Progressive Myth of Creativity, Ken Robinson, and the Worst World Order

    02/28/2015 3:44:04 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nov. 25, 2013 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [Summary: Progressive education tends to celebrate creativity at the expense of knowledge and the traditional curriculum.] Creativity has been a big theme in progressive education for more than 75 years: We are constantly lectured that kids need music, art, theater, etc. This theme is now metastasizing into an oppressive dogma. But why? Ken Robinson, the guru of creativity, is famous for saying “We are educating people out of their creative capacities.” The premise seems to be: if kids do arty things, they will end up being artists. Empirically untrue. Conversely, Robinson says that if children do something rigorous and academic,...
  • Malcolm Boyd dies at 91; Episcopal priest took prayer to the streets

    02/28/2015 2:35:50 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 27, 2015 | Mary Rourke
    The Rev. Malcolm Boyd, the Episcopal priest whose book "Are You Running With Me, Jesus?" took prayer out of church onto the city streets in a slangy vernacular not found in Sunday missals, has died. He was 91. Boyd died Friday under hospice care in Los Angeles from complications of pneumonia, according to Robert Williams, spokesman for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles. Boyd delivered riffs on life's grittier problems — the white racists afraid of integration, or teenage girls who get pregnant — with a candor that was rarely heard from a priest leading a community at prayer.
  • Nine-banded armadillos believed to have caused LEPROSY in Florida patients

    02/28/2015 1:53:53 PM PST · by LucyT · 73 replies
    UK DailyMail ^ | 28 February 2015 | Christopher Brennan
    Three people have been diagnosed with leprosy in Florida and some of the cases are thought to be linked to armadillos. Health officials in Volusia County said that the cases are not related, though two of those who have been diagnosed with Hansen’s disease, or leprosy, since October had been in contact with nine-banded armadillos.
  • When Sex Means Survival for LGBTQ Teens

    02/28/2015 12:53:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Citylab via MSN ^ | 2/28/15 | Shauna Miller
    **SNIP** Homelessness is a primary driver for LGBTQ teens turning to survival sex, according to the report. It cites national statistics showing that as many as 50 percent of homeless or runaway youth trade sex for shelter or for money to provide shelter for themselves, and that 48 percent of transgender people involved in sex work overall also report experiencing homelessness. A 2007 study of LGBTQ teens in New York revealed that LGBTQ youth were seven times more likely to have traded sex for shelter than heterosexual teens, and that transgender teens were eight times more likely. Researchers also found...