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  • Chemicals in plastic 'are making women less interested in sex'

    10/20/2014 8:28:07 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 54 replies
    Daily Mail (London) ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | FIONA MACRAE
    Full headline: Chemicals in plastic 'are making women less interested in sex': Low libido linked to additives used to soften materials found in every home PVC flooring and plastic shower curtains could lower women's libido Women with high levels of phthalates more likely to say no to sex Additives are man-made chemicals thought to interfere with hormones Tiny particles enter our systems through eating and breathing Chemicals found in PVC flooring, plastic shower curtains, processed food and other trappings of modern life may be sapping women’s interest in sex. A study has linked low libido with the additives used to...
  • The Liberals' One Word That Rots This Country

    10/20/2014 10:25:10 PM PDT · by econjack · 8 replies
    Author | 10/21/2014 | econjack
    Is it just me, or is there liberal rot taking place. When I used to teach my Intro to Econ course, I would tell my students to close their eyes and listen to the TV ads. Doing so creates a totally different impression from the ad. Today, both local and national TV ads have drawn from the Liberal playbook to sell products. So many of them now feature that one word: "deserve". You "deserve" better cable service. You "deserve" a high-end luxury car. You "deserve" legal service if you spilled hot coffee on yourself. Bull crap. Sorry, Bozo, you don't...
  • 28 Harvard law professors condemn Harvard’s new Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures

    10/20/2014 9:43:43 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 4 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 15, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    A statement published in the Boston Globe today: As members of the faculty of Harvard Law School, we write to voice our strong objections to the Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures imposed by the central university administration and the Corporation on all parts of the university, including the law school. We strongly endorse the importance of protecting our students from sexual misconduct and providing an educational environment free from the sexual and other harassment that can diminish educational opportunity. But we believe that this particular sexual harassment policy adopted by Harvard will do more harm than good. As teachers responsible...
  • Local dad pushes for Down Syndrome awareness plates

    10/20/2014 7:57:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    WTOP ^ | 10/18/2014 | Kathy Stewart
    WASHINGTON -- For the last 30 years, October has been officially known as Down Syndrome Awareness month. That's why local father Brian Schwetz has chosen October to launch his effort to get a "special interest" license plate for Virginia approved. Schwetz and his wife are parents of a 2 1/2-year-old little girl with Down Syndrome. One out of every 700 babies born in the U.S. has Down syndrome, which is associated with an intellectual disability. Babies with Down syndrome are born with an extra chromosome, also called Trisomy 21. "We noticed that Maryland already has one and a handful of...
  • Newest selfie craze, ‘Donut Selfie’ goes viral

    10/20/2014 7:55:00 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    8 News Now ^ | 10-18-14 | Nikki Bowers
    It doesn't look like the 'selfie' crazy is going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, it's expanding. The newest way of taking selfies trending right now is the “donut selfie.” That's right, the donut selfie. The donut selfie brings the selfie game to a whole new level by capturing the entire 360-degree environment of its subject. The new photography trend was introduced by a woman named Karen X. Cheng, a woman who first garnered national attention for her “Give it 100” challenge, which had people all of the world posting videos of their goal to try something new for 100 days...
  • 'It's murder and they will feel the wrath of God's vengeance': Michael Brown's....

    10/20/2014 6:38:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.20.14 | Daniel Bates for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE - 'It's murder and they will feel the wrath of God's vengeance': Michael Brown's family react angrily to leak of Darren Wilson's testimony The family of Michael Brown have said that the cop who shot him dead will 'feel the wrath of God's vengeance' after the officer claimed he was acting in self defense. Sheryl Davis, Brown's aunt, told MailOnline that she believes Darren Wilson committed murder and that he will suffer retribution in a 'mighty way'. She said that Wilson's actions were 'evil' and that he will be punished by a higher power for what he...
  • Vegetarians may have low sperm count

    10/20/2014 4:26:08 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 28 replies
    LOS ANGELES: Men who are vegans and vegetarians may have significantly reduced sperm counts than meat eaters, according to a new study. Researchers at Loma Linda University Medical School in the US found that while a diet that is rich in fruit and vegetables can protect against many illnesses and can prolong life, it appears that it may also harm fertility. Researchers studied how diets affect sperm in study participants in southern California. The region has a high population of Seventh-Day Adventist Christians who are strict vegetarians. Seventh-day Adventists live an average of 10 years longer than the American life...
  • Obamanesia: polls reveal people can't remember voting for Obama

    10/20/2014 4:04:57 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Buyer’s remorse for twice electing Barack Obama is taking hold. The first stage of grief is denial, after all, according to Kubler-Ross. USA Today has just conducted some revealing polls in six states with competitive Senate races: Now USA TODAY/Suffolk University polls in a half-dozen states with key Senate races underscore just how much times and political fortunes have changed for the president. In five of the six states, the percentage of likely voters who say they voted for Obama in 2012 has dipped from the actual results. Of those who say they did vote for him, as many as...
  • What Women Want

    10/20/2014 2:36:23 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 52 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 20, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’ – Sigmund Freud Though the mystery of feminine wants has stumped poets, philosophers, and the father of psychoanalysis, today’s Democratic politicians think they’ve found the key — at least to the political desires of most women: a single-minded focus on the gynecological. Republicans, whipsawed by the results of 2012 races that featured large gender gaps, particularly among single women, and aware that women have trended Democrat...
  • Dallas police: Alleged pizza delivery man robber foiled by Caller ID

    10/20/2014 12:40:34 PM PDT · by Texican72 · 15 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 17, 2014 | Tristan Hallman
    New special at Pizza Hut and the Dallas Police Department: Rob a delivery man of a large pepperoni pizza and cash, get a felony aggravated robbery charge thrown in free. Police say Jorge Armando Flores Montenegro 19, admitted to police that he helped rob a pizza delivery man Wednesday night after he was foiled by Caller ID, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Police tracked back the phone number used in the order for a “Jorge Flores.” And they found a previous address matched the delivery address.
  • WTO rejects US country-of-origin labels for meat

    10/20/2014 11:11:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 2:05 PM EDT
    The World Trade Organization has rejected U.S. rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat identifying where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. In a ruling Monday, the WTO said the requirements put Canadian and Mexican livestock at an unfair disadvantage. …
  • Multiculturalism Kills

    10/20/2014 11:07:19 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 20, 2014 | Jack Cashill
    On Anderson Cooper 360 last week CNN’s Ebola expert David Quammen -- Yale grad, Rhodes scholar -- struck the perfect multicultural note. With the fury of a Puritan divine, he scolded those who want to ban commercial travel to West Africa. “How dare we turn our backs on Liberia,” said Quammen, “given the fact that this is a country that was founded in the 1820s, 1830s because of American slavery. We have a responsibility to stay connected to them and help them see this through.” Quammen was merely saying out loud what the multiculturalists in the Obama administration, the president...
  • Obama praises Supreme Court’s gay marriage orders

    10/20/2014 10:18:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 11:22 AM EDT
    President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court’s recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency. Obama told The New Yorker that the court’s Oct. 6 rejection of appeals from states seeking to preserve gay marriage bans is the best of his tenure. …
  • How Ayn Rand Captured The Magic Of American Life

    10/20/2014 9:26:39 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 16, 2014 | Charles Murray
    In 1991, the book-of-the-month club conducted a survey asking people what book had most influenced their lives. The Bible ranked number one and Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” was number two. In 1998, the Modern Library released two lists of the top 100 books of the twentieth century. One was compiled from the votes of the Modern Library’s Board, consisting of luminaries such as Joyce Carol Oates, Maya Angelou, Edmund Morris, and Salman Rushdie. The two top-ranked books on the Board’s list were “Ulysses” and “The Great Gatsby.” The other list was based on more than 200,000 votes cast online by...
  • Does Justice Thomas support the Supreme Court’s notorious Korematsu decision?

    10/20/2014 8:43:26 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 24 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 20, 2014 | Ilya Somin
    In an interesting recent article, and a post at Prawfsblawg, legal scholar Mark Kende argues that Justice Clarence Thomas approves of Korematsu v. United States, the notorious 1944 Supreme Court decision that upheld the internment of over 100,000 Japanese-Americans during World War II. Here is the article abstract: The U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous decision in Korematsu v. United States, 323 U.S. 214 (1944) has been in the news recently as some scholars and advocates, such as Peter Irons, have asked the Court to formally repudiate the decision. This essay breaks new ground by demonstrating that Justice Clarence Thomas’s jurisprudence on...
  • Michigan sheriff: Super drunk driver arrested after she mistook Van Buren County jail for bar

    10/20/2014 8:41:15 AM PDT · by dware · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.19.2014 | AP via Fox News
    PAW PAW, Mich. – One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell.
  • LENA DUNHAM TWEETS EXCUSES FOR HER ALLEGED-RAPIST: NOT A 'CLEAR CUT VILLAIN'

    10/20/2014 8:27:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Breibart Hollywood ^ | October 18, 2014 | John Nolte
    According to Lena Dunham's memoir "Not That Kind of Girl," the same man who allegedly raped her and hurt two other women is still on the loose. According to our own reporting, Dunham has not volunteered to cooperate with authorities in order to get her rapist off the street. Early Saturday morning, Dunham appeared to tweet excuses for the man she claims raped her. During a book tour appearance earlier this month, Dunham told Howard Stern that not all rapists are "straight-forward villains." Dunham's tweets, though, represent the first time she appears to have made excuses for the man she...
  • Here's What Happens to You If You Survive Ebola

    10/20/2014 8:12:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/20/2014 | MARY BETH GRIGGS, POPULAR SCIENCE
    While most of the recent coverage of the ongoing Ebola outbreak has focused on rising death tolls and a few infected US citizens, other segments of the population have passed mostly unnoticed from the harsh glare of the media spotlight: survivors, and those who are seemingly immune to Ebola.People who survive Ebola can lead normal lives post-recovery, though occasionally they can suffer inflammatory conditions of the joints afterward, according to CBS. Recovery times can vary, and so can the amount of time it takes for the virus to clear out of the system.The World Health Organization found that the virus...
  • Russian tennis official suspended for calling Williams sisters “brothers”

    10/20/2014 7:48:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/20/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Shamil Tarpischev, the head of the Russian Tennis Federation, is in trouble this morning, having received a one year suspension and a $25K fine for comments he made earlier in the week. While appearing on a talk show, Tarpischev dropped in some ill timed one liners about the highly ranked Williams sisters, Serena and Venus. Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official.Shamil Tarpischev was also fined...
  • Court allows First Amendment claim based on alleged professor retaliation (Shortened Title)

    10/20/2014 7:17:03 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 10 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 17, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Pompeo v. Board of Regents (D.N.M. Sept. 29, 2014, but apparently not substantially publicized until Thursday): The University of New Mexico offered a class and Plaintiff enrolled in that class. The subject matter of the class (“Images of (Wo)men: From Icons to Iconoclasts”) as set out in [the Complaint] was chosen by the class instructor, Defendant Hinkley, to spark “incendiary” class discussions. The syllabus assured students that “it’s quite clear that we do not expect anyone to necessarily agree with the positions and arguments advanced in our work. There’s controversy built right into the syllabus, and we can’t wait to...
  • This Lesbian's Daughter Has Had Enough

    10/20/2014 7:14:59 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10-20-2014 | Rivka Edelman
    My name is Rivka Edelman, and I am the product of same-sex parenting. Recently I published an essay on Public Discourse about the ruthless misogyny that pervades LBGT culture.  I pointed out it that it can and will victimize women and children with impunity and then, in America’s narcissistic fugue, get hailed as brave and heroic. Since my essay was published, there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of posts calling me a liar or trying to shame, discredit, intimidate, and threaten me.  Read this for details.  People I do not know have gone directly after my family and my job....
  • The Unsavory History of Gun Control

    10/20/2014 7:10:49 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    TownhallFinance.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I’ve written extensively about gun control, but mostly because of practical and moral objections to the notion that government should have the power to disarm law-abiding people. But I hadn’t realized that some of the earliest gun control initiatives were designed to oppress blacks. As Dave Kopel explains in Reason, the white power structure in many post-Civil War states was very anxious to disarm former slaves.
  • Man Jailed For Legally Owning Gun Publishes Book

    10/20/2014 6:56:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    progressivestoday.com ^ | 10-19-2014 | Pat Kane
    While Brian Aitken’s The Blue Tent Sky: How The Left’s War On Guns Cost Me My Son And My Freedom is written is an unassuming and accessible way, it is by no means an ‘easy read.’ In fact, it will likely be the most difficult book you’ll ever read.Brian Aitken is a man who was forced into a tragedy thought inconceivable in the United States — being stripped of his family and his freedom all for owning a gun in New Jersey. When Brian was pulled over in 2009 he had not committed any crimes, the guns he would...
  • New Bedford Marine held in slaying of Filipino transgender

    10/20/2014 6:29:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 20, 2014 | Jack Encarnacao
    On Wednesday, police filed a murder complaint with prosecutors against Pemberton, who allegedly checked into a motel last Saturday with Laude after meeting her in a bar. 
Police say Laude was found with her head resting on the motel room’s toilet bowl, apparently after being drowned, according to news reports. According to reports, police suspect Pemberton may have been angered when he discovered in the motel room that Laude was transgender.
  • London Calling: UK Gun Owners Now Subject to Surprise Warrantless Firearm Storage "Inspections"

    10/20/2014 6:15:12 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 15 replies
    NRA ILA ^ | October 17, 2014 | unknown
    A new firearm policy from the United Kingdom Home Office, put in force on October 15, has accelerated the once-proud nation's devolution into a police state. The Home Office's October 2014 "Guide on Firearms Licensing Law" adds a new rule allowing for police to conduct warrantless surprise inspections of a gun owner's firearm storage practices. As bad as that is, what's far worse is that the President of the United States cites England's gun control policies as a model for America to follow.
  • Children Are People, Too

    10/19/2014 10:01:18 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 15, 2014 | Vanessa Rasanen
    I have three children. Each prayed for, desired, loved, cherished. For years, I have watched pro-abortion friends and family dote on them and shower them with love. They treat my children as precious and special, as valuable members of society—but only because I wanted them. Had I desired an abortion, these same people who rave about my son’s wit or marvel at my daughters’ smiles would have been the first to drop everything and drive me to the nearest Planned Parenthood to have them “taken care of.” My children’s worth, in the eyes of the pro-abortion community and of our...
  • Stop and frisk causes anxiety in young men, study claims

    10/19/2014 8:04:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    UPI ^ | October 19, 2014
    NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A new study suggests the New York City Police Department's stop and frisk practice may be leading to elevated levels of anxiety among young men in the city, especially young black men. The policy allows police to stop pedestrians and search them for drugs or weapons.
  • Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt: The Complete History of Presidential Drinking

    10/19/2014 3:57:28 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 24 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 10/19/2014 | Mark Will-Weber
    “Far too often, what passes for history is nothing more than rehashed, undocumented folklore and myth, and this is especially true with ‘cocktail history.’ Not so with this fine book, Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt. It is well-researched and documented, while also immensely enjoyable to read.” —Philip Greene, vice president, co-founder, and legal counsel of the Museum of the American Cocktail and author of To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion “This charming and erudite book is full of surprises. I never dreamed that the presidents were such boozers! Pour yourself a toddy and ponder a vexing question:...
  • Christians Can’t Accept Houston’s Intimidation Tactics Without Protest

    10/19/2014 10:20:32 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 16, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    Support for legalizing same-sex marriage dropped from 54 percent to 49 percent since February, according to a Pew Research Center poll. Analysts said they had no idea why or if it was just a random blip. I joked on Twitter that my April article “Rise of the Same-Sex Marriage Dissidents” probably was the cause. But in all seriousness, perhaps seeing the totalitarianism of extremist wings of the gay rights movement has soured some people on efforts to change marriage law — or at least given people pause about the tradeoffs involved with redefining marriage or enacting broad legislation around sexual...
  • Obama: Our House is Your House

    10/19/2014 9:52:40 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    The problem with voting into the presidency an internationalist is that his oath to “protect and defend” the Constitution (and by implication the nation) doesn’t apply to this nation. He sees it as his duty to protect and defend some undifferentiated poor folks in the Third World. You suckers just pay the bills and suffer the consequences of his actions. Proof is overwhelming that this represents Obama’s mindset. This week is no exception. From a review of the expenditures made by this administration with tax revenues meant to protect our health and safety and his immigration policies, we can see...
  • America in Crisis: Sorry, Blacks, You Can't Sit This Out

    10/19/2014 8:16:01 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    Bill O’Reilly asked Dr. Charles Krauthammer why, despite low approval nationwide, Obama still maintains over 80% approval in the black community. Krauthammer, in my opinion sympathetically, chalked up Obama's high approval among blacks to racial pride and loyalty. Krauthammer pointed out that ethnic groups tend to be loyal to each other and that in the same way, you would see the gay community rally around the first gay president. While I understand where Krauthammer and black America are “coming from” (my '70s lingo), as an American who happens to be black, I cannot give black folks a pass who are...
  • Racial Revenge: Infected Immigrants as Human Smallpox Blankets

    10/19/2014 7:35:30 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2014 | Deborah C. Tyler
    It so happened that an 11-year-old boy came home from school one day and told his parents that the first European white people who came to America were so mean that they tried to kill the Indians by giving them blankets with smallpox germs. The boy’s father tried to use this as a teachable moment. He asked his son to think if that made sense, even if the first white settlers were that evil. How would they avoid getting smallpox themselves? The boy then let it be known that the American Constitution was written by the Iroquois Indians. The father...
  • State Legislatures and 2014

    10/19/2014 7:30:28 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 19, 2014 | Bruce Walker
    Most of the midterm attention seems to be on control of the United States Senate, with some attention on key gubernatorial races like Florida and Wisconsin, and with a smidgen of notion to the size of the Republican House majority after 2014. Most pundits see Republicans padding that current majority by some seats. There is another level to the 2014 midterm that passes almost completely under the political radar: control of state legislatures. Twenty years ago, in the 1994 midterms, Republicans made dramatic gains in state legislatures – a vital part of our constitutional system, which had been utterly dominated...
  • Fed Up With Govt Misconduct, Federal Judge Takes Nuclear Option

    10/19/2014 7:17:58 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 36 replies
    New York Observer ^ | October 15, 2014 | Sidney Powell
    In perhaps the most stunning documentation yet of abuses by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, two former Assistant United States Attorneys spoke to defense attorneys and revealed appalling deceit and corruption of justice. This latest litigation time bomb has exploded from multi-million dollar litigation originally brought by the Department of Justice against Sierra Pacific based on allegations that the lumber company and related defendants were responsible for a wildfire that destroyed 65,000 acres in California. In what was dubbed the “Moonlight Fire” case, the tables are now turned. The defendants have discovered new evidence and filed a stunning motion. The new...
  • Govt Orders Ministers: Counterfeit Marriage or Jail

    10/19/2014 6:40:29 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 28 replies
    American Clarion ^ | October 18, 2014 | Newswire
    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for a temporary restraining order Friday to stop officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from forcing two ordained Christian ministers to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. City officials told Donald Knapp that he and his wife Evelyn, both ordained ministers who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, are required to perform such ceremonies or face months in jail and/or thousands of dollars in fines. The city claims its “non-discrimination” ordinance requires the Knapps to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies now that the courts have overridden Idaho’s voter-approved...
  • Transgender teen first in the state of Georgia to be elected to high school's homecoming court

    10/18/2014 8:28:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 62 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.18.14 | Charlene Adams for MailOnline
    An openly transgender Georgia teen was elected to her high school's homecoming court in an election believed to be the first of its kind in the state. Sage Lovell, 16, of Marietta, was elected to Walton High School's homecoming court among four other women chosen out of 50 nominees at the school. 'I couldn't stop smiling,' said Lovell told CBS 46, who said she heard word of her victory while in her homeroom class. 'My entire homeroom erupted in very loud cheering. Apparently it was able to be heard from across the school.' On Friday night, the Walton High School...
  • Federal court in Idaho strikes down ban (Shortened Title)

    10/18/2014 4:02:18 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 16, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    From Morris v. Army Corps Engineers (D. Idaho Oct. 10, 2014): Plaintiffs challenge regulations promulgated by the Army Corp of Engineers that govern the possession of firearms on property administered by the Corps. Plaintiffs argue that the regulations violate their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. The regulations govern over 700 dams — holding back more than 100 trillion gallons of water — built by the Corps, and the surrounding recreation areas that serve over 300 million visitors annually. Adopted in 1973, the regulations were intended to provide for more effective management of the lake and reservoir projects....
  • Robert Downey Jr. reportedly playing Iron Man in 'Captain America 3

    10/18/2014 3:33:46 PM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The Verge ^ | 14 Oct 2014 | Jacob Kastrenakes
    Film will introduce 'Civil War' plot line It looks like Robert Downey Jr. will be putting the Iron Man suit back on again for some big roles in the Marvel universe. According to Variety, Downey is close to signing on to play Iron Man in Captain America 3, taking up a significant role in the film that will help it introduce a new phase of Marvel movies.The film will reportedly find Iron Man and Captain America feuding over a law called the Superhero Registration Act, which requires heroes to register with the US government to do its bidding. Iron Man is...
  • How Did Nigeria Quash Its Ebola Outbreak So Quickly?

    10/18/2014 3:30:26 PM PDT · by Veto! · 18 replies
    Scientific American ^ | October 18, 2014 | Katherine Harmon Courage
    What we can learn from the boot leather, organization and quick response times that stopped Ebola from spreading in this African nation …………… …….the rapid action after Nigeria's index patient was diagnosed helped keep the outbreak from spreading more widely. "In contrast the initial outbreak in Guinea remained undetected for several weeks," they wrote. "This detection delay facilitated the transnational spread of the virus to Sierra Leone and Liberia while difficulties and at times inability to track and contain infectious individuals compounded the situation and resulted in an as yet uncontrolled epidemic in these countries."
  • Bus Driver Organizes Black Mob Violence Against White Family

    10/18/2014 3:09:34 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 17, 2014 | Colin Flaherty
    Some stories you have to read 10 times before deciding: ’Yes: What I thought was too crazy is really true.’ This is one of those stories. Here goes, believe it or not: A black Baltimore bus driver organized a mob of 20 black people to assault a white family of three on her bus, which they did with gusto and pepper spray. All the while, the other black passengers hooted and hollered in encouragement. All while the bus driver waited for the beating to finish so the attackers could get back on the bus. With her thanks. The bus company...
  • Take our poll: Should Pete Rose be in the Hall of Fame?

    10/18/2014 12:43:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 18, 2014
    No matter what you think of Pete Rose, you can't deny what an electric moment it was on September 11th, 1985, when Rose became baseball's all-time major league hit leader -- a record that still stands today. And yet, the debate over whether his cardinal sin -- gambling on baseball -- should keep him out of the Hall of Fame for life remains as fierce as ever, as correspondent Lee Cowan explains in a profile of Rose, to be aired on CBS' "Sunday Morning" October 19... Take our poll! Do you feel Pete Rose should be inducted into the National...
  • Obsessive Ex's Cyberstalking Gets Man Fired, Arrested

    10/18/2014 11:38:30 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 44 replies
    ABC News and 20/20 ^ | October 17, 2014 | Mollie Riegger and Alexa Valiente
    A St. Augustine, Florida, man is at ease now that his scorned ex-lover is behind bars. “I finally can breathe again,” Joe Good, 51, said in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ “20/20." “Now I don’t feel like every time I see a police car that, ‘Oh, they’re coming for me.’” Good’s former girlfriend of three years, Tawny Blazejowksi, 41, of St. Augustine would stop at nothing to ruin his life after the two broke up. Her web of lies eventually turned Good’s life into a really bad nightmare.She succeeded in getting him arrested three times and fired from his...
  • Health-care cancellation avalanche hits Colo. Democrats weeks before election

    10/18/2014 10:49:44 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER—The Colorado Division of Insurance announced Friday a surge in health-care policy cancellations in the wake of Obamacare, just what Democratic candidates in high-profile races didn’t need less than three weeks before Election Day. In a letter to state Senate Republicans, Colorado insurance commissioner Marguerite Salazar said that more than 22,000 Coloradans received cancellation notices in the last month, and that 192,942 Coloradans will lose their policies at the end of 2015. That would bring the total number of cancellations in Colorado to more than 550,000 by the time the Affordable Care Act has been fully implemented and non-compliant plans...
  • Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill

    10/18/2014 9:55:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2014 12:46 PM EDT | David Crary
    The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug. Some doctors have been reluctant to prescribe the drug, Truvada, on the premise that it might encourage high-risk, unprotected sexual behavior. However, its preventive use has been endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and many HIV/AIDS advocacy groups.The Human Rights Campaign, which recently has been focusing its gay-rights advocacy on same-sex marriage and anti-discrimination issues, joined those ranks with the release...
  • WHO faulted for Ebola failures as Obama taps czar

    10/18/2014 9:05:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 17, 2014 10:55 PM EDT | Maria Cheng and Adam Geller
    The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America's frenzied response to the epidemic. The stepped-up scrutiny of the international response came as U.S. officials rushed to cut off potential routes of infection from three cases in Texas, reaching a cruise ship in the Caribbean and multiple domestic airline flights. Republican lawmakers and the Obama administration debated the value of restricting travelers from entering the U.S. from countries where the outbreak began, without a resolution....
  • Russell Brand Tries to Rile Things Up at Fox News HQ. He Nearly Gets Himself Arrested.

    10/18/2014 8:09:43 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    IJR Review ^ | October 17, 2014 | BECCA LOWER
    Russell Brand Tries to Rile Things Up at Fox News HQ. He Nearly Gets Himself Arrested. The former Mr. Katy Perry, actor Russell Brand, made quite the impression outside Fox News’ New York City studios this week. In a video he made for his The Trews YouTube channel, Brand set up in front of the building, which he explained was because his appearance on The Sean Hannity Show was cancelled. • “Here we are at Fox’s headquarters, all the greats are here – Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity – all the people who refuse to have us on the show.” At...
  • Maybe Better If You Don’t Read This Story on Public WiFi

    10/18/2014 7:52:38 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    Medium.com ^ | 15 Oct 2014 | Maurits Martijn
    We took a hacker to a café and, in 20 minutes, he knew where everyone else was born, what schools they attended, and the last five things they googled. In his backpack, Wouter Slotboom, 34, carries around a small black device, slightly larger than a pack of cigarettes, with an antenna on it. I meet Wouter by chance at a random cafe in the center of Amsterdam. It is a sunny day and almost all the tables are occupied. Some people talk, others are working on their laptops or playing with their smartphones. Wouter removes his laptop from his backpack,...
  • Rome mayor defiantly registers 16 gay marriages (Italy)

    10/18/2014 7:24:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2014 8:31 AM EDT | Nicole Winfield
    The gay marriage debate arrived within walking distance of the Vatican on Saturday as Rome’s mayor registered 16 gay marriages celebrated abroad in open defiance of Italy’s government. Gay marriage is illegal in Italy. […] Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino received thunderous applause as he arrived in the city hall reception room where the couples, their friends and family gathered to make their marriages official in Rome’s city ledger. One by one, the couples—gay and lesbian, some with children—were called up to witness Marino transcribe the date and locations of their weddings, including in Spain, Portugal and the U.S. …
  • Vanity...RE: Ferguson, MO

    10/17/2014 11:12:11 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 38 replies
    myself | 08/17/14 | wheresmyusa
    I have followed all the Ferguson threads here on FR since the mike brown shooting with intensity; and restrained from comment from the plethora of opportunity, until now. My wife and 3 stepchildren are all from Ferguson, one of which still resides there with her father. I myself lived on Airport & Jackson, right on the border of what's left of Kinloch for quite some time. I'm intimately famaliar with the culture there. We've endured the criminal behaviour, and mob road blocks, and miscellaneous nefarious activities for years and years. The calls for violence against "whitey", law enforcement or civilian,...
  • ‘Sibling incest should be legal,’ says Danish professor of criminal justice ethics

    10/17/2014 6:24:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    Life Site ^ | 10-17-14 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A Danish professor of criminal justice ethics has stated that he thinks consensual sex between adult siblings should be legal. According to Thomas Sřbirk Petersen, a professor at Roskilde University, the rise in the number of births resulting from donor sperm, which has the potential to create biological siblings who are born into different families, has created a need to rethink the "old taboos" against incest. “In a society where more and more children are being conceived using donor sperm, the risk of falling in love with a stranger who turns out to be a biological sister or brother has...