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  • The Smartest Person Who Ever Lived

    01/26/2015 8:10:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 131 replies
    RCS ^ | 01/26/2015 | Alex B. Berezow
    Who was the smartest person to ever live? There are certainly many worthy contenders. Today, the very name of "Einstein" is synonymous with genius. Others may suggest Stephen Hawking. Those who appreciate literature and music may proffer William Shakespeare or Ludwig van Beethoven. Historians may recommend Benjamin Franklin. Before I submit my own suggestion, we must first discuss what we even mean by smart. Colloquially, we routinely interchange the words smart and intelligent, but they are not necessarily the same thing. There is an ongoing debate among psychologists, neuroscientists, and artificial intelligence experts on what intelligence actually is, but for...
  • St. Joan of Arc & the Truth about Snipers & Why Tyrants like Hitler Always Hate Them

    01/26/2015 1:29:37 PM PST · by poetbdk · 30 replies
    Maid of Heaven Foundation ^ | 1-26-15 | Ben D. Kennedy
    St. Joan of Arc & the Truth about Snipers & Why Tyrants like Hitler Always Hate Them In recent days I have been amazed and sickened by some of the vicious comments I have heard directed at Chris Kyle, the soldier portrayed in the new movie American Sniper, and I felt I could help people better understand the truth about snipers and why they are so feared and hated by the kind of people making the negative comments.  In St. Joan of Arc’s army soldiers that functioned as snipers were as important to her military success as they are...
  • Students respond to Obamas State of the Union address

    01/26/2015 12:50:59 PM PST · by pabianice · 10 replies
    The UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 1/26/15 | Simon
    Speaking to a Republican-controlled Congress for the first time since he took office, President Barack Obama emboldened millions of Americans and showed us how the countrys future must be re-written. In essence, Obama gave two speeches, each of which tells the fate of two separate unions. The first one focused on a nation of healers and how our worst days are behind us. And rightfully so. With over 240,000 private sector jobs added per month in 2014, an unemployment of 5.6 percent, the lowest it has been in six years, gas prices nearly $2 a gallon and the highest high...
  • French mayor evicts first black Marianne statue

    01/26/2015 11:17:31 AM PST · by csvset · 35 replies
    France24 ^ | 2015-01-26 | Joseph BAMAT
    A black Marianne has adorned city hall in Frmainville, France since 1999. The small town of Frmainville is one of the few in France where a black-skinned Marianne statue adorns city hall. But the citys new mayor is replacing the minority Marianne, claiming she does not represent the French republic. Mayor Marcel Allgre, who won local elections in March, has removed the citys emblematic black Marianne from the main hall where civil marriages are performed, and has placed an order for a new statue. That black sculpture was a Marianne of liberty, but not a Marianne of the French...
  • Miss USA's message of peace and love to terrorists widely mocked

    01/26/2015 10:56:06 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/26/2015
    "I know as Miss USA I can always spread a message of hope and love and peace, and I would do my very best to spread that message to them and everyone else in the world."
  • Fury at Miss Universe result: Audience boos as Colombian takes the crown - but was Jamaican ....

    01/26/2015 9:23:17 AM PST · by Cecily · 57 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 26, 2015 | Josh Gardner
    It's renowned for its swimwear round, stunning dresses and a seemingly never-ending array of beautiful women. However, last night's Miss Universe final in Miami got hotter than ever - after Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega, 22, was controversially crowned the winner of the beauty pageant. Instead of the usual cheering, the audience erupted into boos of disapproval as favourite-to-win Miss Jamaica Kaci Fennell only made it to fifth place. Shortly after Miss Fennell, 22, left the stage in the 63rd annual contest, her name began trending on Twitter along with the hashtag #MissJamaicaShouldHaveWon.
  • Why Law School Is A Waste Of Money Unless You Get Into A Top School

    01/26/2015 8:20:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/26/2015 | Produced by Sara Silverstein and Alex Kuzoian
    Should you go to law school? The average debt of a 2012 law-school graduate who took out at least one loan was $84,600 for public school and $122,158 for private school. To determine whether law school is a good investment for you, figure out where you'll end up after graduation. The data offers a clear picture based on which school you attend, and how you rank among your peers. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO EXPLANATION...
  • American Sniper on the way to becoming highest domestic grossing war film of all time

    01/26/2015 7:48:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/26/2015 | Rick Moran
    American Sniper continued to smash box office records in its second week of showings, blowing through the $200-million domestic gross figure, and is set to pass Saving Private Ryan next week as the biggest domestic grossing war film of all time. The Clint Eastwood-helmed feature is red-hot in the heartland, as well as the South, according to Deadline Hollywood: For Sniper, should it hold its estimate into tomorrow, this weekend would mark a mere 28-percent slip – the best second-week hold for a wide release ever for a film that debuted with more than $85M. Previous to this, the best big debuts...
  • Jewish leaders call for Europe-wide legislation outlawing antisemitism

    01/26/2015 7:30:54 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 01/25/2015 | Ian Traynor
    Proposal would criminalise activities such as banning the burqa, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and Holocaust denial European Jewish leaders, backed by a host of former EU heads of state and government, are to call for pan-European legislation outlawing antisemitism amid a sense of siege and emergency feeding talk of a mass exodus of Europes oldest ethnic minority. A panel of four prestigious international experts on constitutional law backed by the European Council on Tolerance and Reconciliation (ECTR) have spent three years consulting widely and drafting a 12-page document on tolerance. They are lobbying to have it converted into law...
  • As robots start to take over retail, will there be any jobs left?

    01/26/2015 7:22:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | 01/26/2015 | Diane Francis
    The worlds first robotized sales assistants were rolled out last month in California. They are nifty, cute and terrifying. Nicknamed OSHbots, the two machines cost $50,000 apiece, are five feet of plastic on wheels and carry built-in natural language processors, computers, product scanners and navigation tools. Named after the Orchard Supply Hardware store where they work in San Jose, they greet customers, ask if they need help, identify items, then offer to guide them to the appropriate aisle without bumping into anyone or anything. At night, they do inventory by cruising the store to identify missing products and update...
  • Trayvon Martin's mother: 'stop pretending'

    01/25/2015 9:23:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Pennsylvanian ^ | January 23, 2015 | Corey Stern
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sybrina Fulton is not a household name. But her son, Trayvon Martin, certainly is. Fulton, the mother of the teen who was fatally shot in 2012, took part in Penn's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Commemoration on Jan. 22 for an evening of awards, musical performances and a panel discussion. The crowd rose to their feet when Fulton was introduced at Irvine Auditorium. Many Penn community members and West Philadelphia residents were eager to hear from the woman whose sons death has gained worldwide attention over the past several years. Its still very painful for me. But I know...
  • Pair Of Alleged Young Torches Arrested For Setting Fire To Walmart Store

    01/25/2015 6:32:28 PM PST · by W. · 29 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 1.25.2015 | TSG Staff
    An 11-year-old South Carolina boy is facing an arson charge after allegedly setting a fire inside a Walmart that caused millions of dollars in damages to the business, police report. The boys 13-year-old cousin has also been charged in connection with the December 31 blaze. According to investigators, the boy stole a lighter while inside the Columbia store and, with his cousin, used it to set a fire in the Walmarts greeting card aisle. The ensuing blaze caused significant damage to the store, though no injuries were reported.
  • Black parents give birth to white baby

    01/25/2015 1:39:12 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 126 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 21, 2010 | Andy Soltis
    When Angela Ihegboro first saw her newborn daughter, she was speechless. Shes a miracle baby, the 35-year-old mother said yesterday. But still, what on Earth happened here? What happened is that baby Nmachi is a blond, blue-eyed white baby born to two black Nigerian immigrant parents at a London hospital.
  • The Negative Aspects of a "Cashless" Society

    01/25/2015 9:05:00 AM PST · by Scooter100 · 62 replies
    Scooter100
    The current rumblings about a "cashless" society are troubling. Currently, I like the anonymity of cash and I typically pay cash for all items under about $200....books, magazines, pharmacy, liquor store, groceries, tips, etc. What will YOU miss if we lose our traditional currency? (I'll start the ball rolling...) - How do I pay the neighbor's kid for mowing my lawn?
  • (Vanity)SCHINDLER'S LIST, 1/125 8 pm eastern on AHC

    01/25/2015 7:38:41 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 29 replies
    free republic /tv ^ | 1/25/15 | cripplecreek
    Tonight on AHC (American Heroes Channel)will show Schindler's List at 8 pm. In addition AHC and Discovery will simulcast the one hour documentary ONE DAY IN AUSCHWITZ on Sunday, January 25 at 12 PM ET.
  • My review of "American Sniper"

    01/25/2015 6:33:57 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 61 replies
    25 January 2015 | Paterfamilias
    We saw "American Sniper" last night. My wife and I went with a group of about a dozen other military parents (Navy, Marine Corps, Army). This is not a typical "war movie" in that it explores one man's journey from civilian life into the military community into war (four tours in Iraq) and then explores his difficult re-entry into civilian life. So, in a way, the movie is about the family and community of the as much as it is about Chris Kyle. There are aspects of the movie that some will dismiss as trite or jingoistic: Kyle's father instructing...
  • he New York Times Isnt For Sale, But That Could Change Soon

    01/25/2015 1:34:27 AM PST · by OddLane · 25 replies
    Re/code ^ | January 24, 2015 | Edmund Lee
    The New York Times is the last major American newspaper to be owned by a family dynasty, in this case the Ochs-Sulzbergers, a tight-knit and occasionally fractious clan who even at their best have been criticized as relics of an earlier era generous and genteel and maybe a tad out of touch. Thats partly why former New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg has for most of a decade wanted to own the paper of record. The self-made billionaire, whos never been impressed by the familys management, feels he would do better, according to those who know him. And as...
  • Adults Raised by Gay Couples Speak Out Against Gay Marriage in Federal Court

    01/24/2015 7:50:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 23, 2015 - 4:24 PM | Lauretta Brown
    Four adult children of same-sex parents have submitted amicus curiae briefs in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals asking that it oppose the legalization of same-sex marriage. The Court, in New Orleans, La., heard arguments on Jan. 9 as it considers whether to uphold traditional marriagedefined as being between one man and one womanin Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. B.N. Klein, Robert Oscar Lopez, Dawn Stefanowicz, and Katy Faust all grew up with homosexual parents. All four argued that redefining marriage to include same-sex couples would harm children by depriving them of a mother or father.
  • Get on the Ted Cruz support list!

    01/24/2015 7:06:07 PM PST · by SandwicheGuy · 32 replies
    Iowa gop
    If you like, you can text 33733 and include the word CONSTITUTION in the body. This will register you with Ted Cruz and his campaign for our America. This works nation-wide.
  • Notre Dames white privilege seminar draws scrutiny

    01/24/2015 6:07:03 PM PST · by digger48 · 17 replies
    wishtv ^ | January 24, 2015 | Tom Coyne
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) As the U.S. wrestles with how to respond to a series of volatile racial incidents, the University of Notre Dame is offering a class this semester on white privilege that it says aims to help students become more aware of injustices. The course description says the one-credit elective, offered in preparation for a conference, is designed to educate students about the definitions of white privilege and its causes and effects. Though the school offered a similar workshop last year that was not for credit, the class has drawn some objections this time around. Notre Dames...
  • The Muslim population of America is expanding at warp speed

    01/24/2015 12:11:57 PM PST · by WildHighlander57 · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 21, 2015 | Carol Brown
    Even when Muslims are a minority population they can and do transform whole cultures and societies. And not for the better. Why? Because their holy book is a totalitarian ideology founded on submission and world domination. And toward that end, Islam is on the march. .... And as one might expect, Obama is on board with any and all avenues to bring Muslims to the United States. I guess its part of his dream; our nightmare. Who can forget the lie he told back in 2009 when he said the United States was one of the largest Muslim countries in...
  • Emma Watson Unveils Gender Equality Initiative in Davos

    01/24/2015 6:33:53 AM PST · by VRW Conspirator · 35 replies
    MSN ^ | 01/23/2015 | Lorena O'Neil
    The plan asks for governments, companies and universities to step in and work together to "bring an end to the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally." Watson outlined the gender equality initiative in her speech, talking about the overwhelming response she received when she first launched HeForShe with a powerful speech in New York City last September. Although some people proved just how necessary this conversation is by threatening her for defending women, she was largely celebrated for her passionate words.
  • Pacino: If I wasnt an actor Id probably be slinging hash

    01/23/2015 11:15:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2015 1:29 PM EST | Lauri Neff
    Al Pacino has been acting for nearly half a century and during that time, he says hes never really considered what other job he might be suited foruntil now. Pacino says he thinks hed be a good short order cook. He does have experience. Pacino played an ex-con who works in a diner in the 1991 film Frankie and Johnny, which was shot in a working eatery. I could do this, be a short order cook, he remembers thinking at the time.
  • Nearly half of Japanese adults are not having sex

    01/22/2015 8:43:39 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 79 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20 January 2015 | Sara Malm
    Nearly half of Japanese adults are not having sex, with more than a fifth of married men and women said they were too tired from work to make love. Even more worrying, more than 20 per cent of all Japanese men between 25 and 29 said they had little or no interest in sex what so ever. The country's birthrate is in such decline that the Japanese population is expected to drop by a third within the next 50 years.
  • American liberals and conservatives think as if from different cultures

    01/22/2015 11:42:52 AM PST · by sparklite2 · 31 replies
    He noted that liberals in the West tend to live in urban or suburban areas and often have fairly weak social and community ties, move more often and are less traditionally religious. They are more individualistic than conservatives and very unlike most people in Eastern cultures. Conservatives, on the other hand, tend to be more connected to their communities and may live in the same areas throughout their lives, maintaining strong social and familial bonds and commitments, and are more traditionally religious. This puts them more in line with the holistic-thinking majority of the world. "This study shows that the...
  • Free Today From Amazon - On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision [Kindle Edition]

    01/22/2015 10:33:53 AM PST · by Heartlander · 2 replies
    Amazon ^ | March 1, 2010 | William Lane Craig
    Free today! (From Amazon) On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision [Kindle Edition] This concise guide is filled with illustrations, sidebars, and memorizable steps to help Christians stand their ground and defend their faith with reason and precision. In his engaging style, Dr. Craig offers four arguments for Gods existence, defends the historicity of Jesus personal claims and resurrection, addresses the problem of suffering, and shows why religious relativism doesnt work. Along the way, he shares his story of following Gods call in his own life. This one-stop, how-to-defend-your-faith manual will equip Christians to advance faith conversations deliberately,...
  • March for Life Live Thread

    01/22/2015 8:18:13 AM PST · by cyclotic · 5 replies
    1-22-2014 | Cyclonic
    Please post your experience at 2015 March for Life
  • The Language of the State of the Union

    01/22/2015 7:54:05 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 4 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 1-18-15 | Benjamin Schmidt and Mitch Fraas
    Since 1790, every president has made an annual report to Congress, highlighting the challenges and opportunities facing the nation. Presidents from Jefferson to Taft dispatched lengthy written addresses; since Wilson, most have emulated Washingtons example and delivered shorter remarks in person. Using the Bookworm platform for text analysis, weve combed through the full texts of all 224 State of the Union addresses and ranked the frequency with which each president used each word. We invite you to explore these speeches. Click on any individual word and observe how frequently each president employed it. Sort by DATE to see how the...
  • Sexism row erupts at Australian Open (abbreviation)

    01/22/2015 6:28:09 AM PST · by McGruff · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 Jan 2015
    A sexism row has erupted at the Australian Open after a TV commentator asked Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard to "give us a twirl" in a post-match interview. Bouchard had just beaten Kiki Bertens 6-0, 6-3 in a second round match at Melbourne Park when she was interviewed by Ian Cohen, a Channel 7 tennis commentator, on court. Cohen asked Bouchard - one of the favourites for the first grand slam of the year - to twirl, to which the player replied: "A twirl, like a pirouette, here you go."
  • The Virtue of Scientific Thinking

    01/22/2015 6:16:03 AM PST · by Heartlander · 2 replies
    Boston Review ^ | 01/20/2015 | Steven Shapin
    The Virtue of Scientific Thinking Steven Shapin January 20, 2015 Fronstispiece from New Almagest (1651), by the Italian astronomer and Jesuit priest Giovanni Battista Riccioli. Source: History of Science Collections, the University of Oklahoma Libraries Can science make you good?Of course it can’t, some will be quick to say—no more than repairing cars or editing literary journals can. Why should we think that science has any special capacity for moral uplift, or that scientists—by virtue of the particular job they do, or what they know, or the way in which they know it—are morally superior to other sorts of...
  • Baker faces complaint for refusing anti-gay message on cake

    01/22/2015 3:15:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 22, 3:30 AM EST | Ivan Moreno
    A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married gay couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake with anti-gay statements? A baker in suburban Denver who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding is fighting a legal order requiring him to serve gay couples even though he argued that would violate his religious beliefs. But now a separate case puts a twist in the debate over discrimination in public businesses, and it underscores the tensions...
  • How Chruistians and non-Christians have fared before the Supreme Court (Shortened title)

    01/21/2015 8:24:34 PM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 4 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | January 20, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    Ive long been skeptical of claims that justices in religious freedom cases and especially devoutly Christian justices, such as Justice Antonin Scalia are biased in favor of Christians in religious exemption cases. To be sure, justices are people, and people have biases, usually in favor of their own groups. But justices also know quite well that their opinions will affect many more cases, including cases brought by other religious groups. Im also skeptical of trying to prove such biases simply by counting cases. Different cases involve different legal issues, and especially when you have only a few...
  • Question about Church and Flag Etiquette

    01/21/2015 7:15:50 PM PST · by Rides_A_Red_Horse · 33 replies
    21 Jan 2015 | Red Horse
    A funny thing happened at Church...
  • Recycled Whisky Waste Has 140M Potential ( ... as Fish Food)

    01/21/2015 5:42:03 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 20th January, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Recycled whisky waste has 140m potential The Scotch whisky industry could generate 140 million through recycling whisky wastes into fish feed for Scotlands fish farming industry and help build a more circular economy. The possibility was highlighted in the Circular Economy Scotland report, which examines how the certain sectors such as oil and gas and the food industry can use their strengths to generate millions of pounds worth of value from materials used in these areas. It suggested the whisky industry could continue to capture heat and electricity from whisky wastes, but biorefining wastes could produce two more products...
  • Police: Mom Keys SUV after being Passed in School Parking Lot

    01/21/2015 3:54:55 PM PST · by Cecily · 43 replies
    A north Fulton County woman is accused of using a key to do $600 worth of damage to an SUV in a school parking lot. And it may have all started because one driver drove around the other, according to police. Letty Amelia Bradford, of Alpharetta, was arrested Saturday after she was identified on school surveillance footage, Roswell police said. Bradford was charged with criminal damage to property and disrupting public school, and was released from the Fulton County jail Monday after posting $5,000 bond, booking records showed. The alleged road rage happened Dec. 19 as parents arrived at Hillside...
  • Big layoffs planned at eBay [7% of the workforce]

    01/21/2015 2:47:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 01/21/2015 | By Katie Lobosco
    Big layoffs are coming to eBay. The company is planning to slash 2,400 workers across the eBay and PayPal parts of the business. The cuts will impact 7% of the workforce. The layoffs will be made before the end of March. EBay said it was "simplifying organizational structures" in its quarterly earnings released Wednesday. A company spokesperson told CNNMoney that some of the cuts were to unfilled positions, but would not say how many.
  • Low Oil Price Brings Layoffs at Energy Firm Baker Hughes (BHI)

    01/21/2015 2:45:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind
    ABC News ^ | 01/21/2015 | Richard Davies
    Falling gasoline prices may be great for consumers, but theyre tough on energy firms and their workers. The latest layoffs announcement comes from the oilfield services firm Baker Hughes, which plans to cut 7,000 employees 11 percent of its workforce. Global oil prices have plunged 60 percent since last June, making some drilling operations unprofitable. While market demand ended up being more resilient in the fourth quarter than many had predicted, the recent declines seen in rig counts will clearly affect results in 2015, said company CEO Martin Craighead. Speaking to analysts about the layoffs, he said, This is...
  • What Triggers Ice Ages? [from 1997]

    01/21/2015 2:42:25 PM PST · by hlmencken3 · 30 replies
    NOVA ^ | Posted 01.01.97 | Kirk A. Maasch
    During the past billion years, the Earth's climate has fluctuated between warm periodssometimes even completely ice-freeand cold periods, when glaciers scour the continents. In this article, climate scientist Kirk Maasch offers perspective on these historic changes, including the likely causes of the last great ice agewhich contrary to common knowledge, we are still in the midst of... ...The globally averaged surface temperature for the Earth is approximately 15 degrees Celsius, and this is due largely to the greenhouse effect. Solar radiation entering earth's atmosphere is predominantly short wave, while heat radiated from the Earth's surface is long wave. Water vapor,...
  • American Express Is Slashing 4,000 Jobs

    01/21/2015 2:40:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/21/2015 | AKIN OYEDELE
    American Express will slash 4,000 jobs, even as the company reported that fourth quarter earnings were dented by foreign currency movements. Bloomberg reported that the job cuts are part of a restructuring, and a spokesperson said they will cut across the company. In its earnings release, the company said it is taking a pretax restructuring charge of $313 million to "improve operating efficiencies." After the bell Wednesday, American Express reported that fourth quarter profits rose 11% to $1.45 billion, or $1.39 a share, versus an expected $1.38 per share. Revenues rose to $9.1 billion from $8.5 billion, a 7% increase,...
  • The 'American Sniper's' preposterous post-Katrina New Orleans story: Jarvis DeBerry(barf alert)

    01/21/2015 2:28:08 PM PST · by BBell · 39 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/21/15 | Jarvis DeBerry
    Chris Kyle, the now-deceased Navy SEAL who is celebrated in Clint Eastwood's movie "American Sniper" was a proved liar. Jesse Ventura, the former military man, wrestler and governor of Minnesota, sued Kyle before he died, claiming that he defamed Ventura in his memoir, "American Sniper." Kyle claims to have punched out Ventura in a bar after Ventura bad-mouthed the troops who'd been sent to Iraq. Kyle was killed before the trial, but a jury determined that none of what he had written about Ventura was true and awarded Ventura $1.8 million. Because he's a proved liar, we should be awfully...
  • Survivor: Worlds Apart

    01/21/2015 1:51:01 PM PST · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | January 21, 2015
    Survivor: Worlds Apart is the 30th season of Survivor. It begins Wednesday, February 25, 2015 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article There will be three teams of six players each, divided by social status: blue collar, white collar, and no collar. More. It will be held in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, the same location as Survivor: Nicaragua, Survivor: Redemption Island and last season's Survivor: San Juan del Sur Blood vs. Water. The players range in age from 52 to 22. Nine are from California, with seven from...
  • Police Investigate Family for Letting Their Kids Walk Home Alone.

    01/21/2015 8:13:32 AM PST · by petercooper · 47 replies
    Slate ^ | 01/16/2015 | Slate- Hanna Rosin
    On a recent Saturday afternoon, a 10-year old Maryland boy named Rafi and his 6-year old sister, Dvora, walked home by themselves from a playground about a mile away from their suburban house. They made it about halfway home when the police picked them up. Youve heard these stories before, about what happens when kids in paranoid, hyperprotective America go to and from playgrounds alone. I bet you can guess the sequence of events preceding and after: Someone saw the kids walking without an adult and called the police. The police tracked down the kids and drove them home. The...
  • AQAP says 'preparing" attacks on US, West: SITE

    01/21/2015 8:12:50 AM PST · by wtd · 10 replies
    AQAP says 'preparing" attacks on US, West: SITEWashington (AFP) - Al-Qaeda's Yemen branch called for lone-wolf attacks against the United States and the West in a video posted Tuesday, days after the group claimed responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo killings
  • Tanning salon or abortuary which one gets inspected more?

    01/20/2015 7:00:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | January 19, 2015 | Charlie Butts
    An Illinois pro-life group is calling for lawmakers to correct a wrong related to abortion clinics. Though state law requires the health department to inspect abortion mills anytime it deems necessary, Emily Zender of Illinois Right to Life tells OneNewsNow it is "appalling how the Illinois Department of Public Health can look the other way while Illinois' abortion clinics are providing substandard medical care." "We have found that on average, 40 percent of the clinics in Illinois have gone between 14 and 17 years without a health inspection," she reports. "And abortion clinics in Illinois are only being inspected an...
  • First Time Since 9/11 Words Al-Qaeda Not Uttered In State of Union Speech

    01/20/2015 7:12:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    January 20, 2015
    That Brett Baier on Fox News
  • Theater cancels Planned Parenthood abortion celebration

    01/20/2015 6:22:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 18, 2015 | saynsumthn
    In celebration of the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Kansas and Missouri was planning to have cocktails, appetizers and a screening of the film, Obvious Child, at Standees Prairie Village. STANDEES is a neighborhood dining and entertainment theater in Kansas. The event was scheduled for January 21, 2015 that was until, Standees rescinded the invitation to host the abortion celebration. The announcement from Planned Parenthood about the cancellation read,We regret to inform you that, on very short notice, Standees has informed PPKM that they have rescinded their commitment to host our film event on...
  • Paris mayor to sue Fox News over no-go zones slur

    01/20/2015 1:58:45 PM PST · by wtd · 23 replies
    France24 ^ | January 20,2015 | Tony Todd
    France24: Paris mayor to sue Fox News over no-go zones slur Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo told CNN on Tuesday that her city intends to sue Fox News after it broadcasted interviews asserting that there are no-go zones in the French capital where police and non-Muslims fear to tread.
  • Seven FACTUAL Reasons Michael Moore is an Ignorant Ass!

    01/20/2015 1:26:42 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 27 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 1/20/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Deep down, you know that Michael Moore is a dishonest, gelatinous sack of goo. We all do. Especially in recent light of his comments about American Snipers being cowards. But if youre looking for a factual basis to justify your disdain for the rotund dummy, here are seven factual reasons proving that Michael Moore is in fact, a walking bag of human excrement. 1. He lied in his very first documentary, Roger and Me, about never receiving an interview with Roger Smith (CEO of General Motors). Shut out by the corporations, the plump profiteer declared! Thing is, Moore did speak...
  • Selma, 50 Years On

    01/20/2015 10:48:09 AM PST · by Pelham · 41 replies
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | January 20, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    On Martin Luther King Day, 2015, how stand race relations in America? Selma, a film focused on the police clubbing of civil rights marchers led by Dr. King at Selma bridge in March of 1965, is being denounced by Democrats as a cinematic slander against the president who passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In the movie, King is portrayed as decisive and heroic, LBJ as devious and dilatory. And no member of the Selma cast has been nominated for an Academy Award. All 20 of the actors and actresses nominated are white. Hollywood is like the Rocky Mountains,...
  • TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity

    01/20/2015 10:41:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 20, 2015 10:08 AM EST | David Bauder, Lynn Elber and Frazier Moore
    Kenya Barris, creator of ABCs black-ish, was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American familys efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television. I saw Friends and Seinfeld and thought, What part of New York is this? recalled Barris, who is black. Its not about being diverse. Its about being true to the world.His show comes 15 years after civil rights groups, galvanized by a lineup of new network series almost entirely devoid of minority characters, sought and ultimately won agreements from major broadcasters to put programs on the...