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  • Landlord's Deathbed Confession Sends Siblings on Hunt for Hidden Silver

    12/17/2014 9:38:04 PM PST · by Theoria · 33 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | James Fanelli
    Shortly before his death in 2007, Manhattan landlord and lawyer Edward Giaimo Jr. revealed to his two siblings a secret — he had hidden a stash of silver and gold worth millions. While being treated for cancer at Mount Sinai Hospital, Giaimo allegedly told his brother and sister that he had stowed away a large amount of precious metals and they would need a truck to move it. The lifelong bachelor added that the metals, believed to be silver bullion and South African gold coins known as Krugerrands, were safe, but they needed to be removed from their hiding spot...
  • Stanford to host 100-year study on artificial intelligence

    12/17/2014 6:33:19 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 25 replies
    Stanford University ^ | December 16, 2014 | Chris Cesare
    Stanford to host 100-year study on artificial intelligence Stanford University will lead a 100-year effort to study the long-term implications of artificial intelligence in all aspects of life. By Chris Cesare Russ Altman, a professor of bioengineering and of computer science at Stanford, will serve as faculty director of the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence. Stanford University has invited leading thinkers from several institutions to begin a 100-year effort to study and anticipate how the effects of artificial intelligence will ripple through every aspect of how people work, live and play. This effort, called the One Hundred Year...
  • Hook-ups, binge drinking, and violent porn: and we’re surprised by campus rape culture?

    12/17/2014 6:04:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 17, 2014 | Jonathon van Maren
    About a month ago, Rolling Stone Magazine published a savage story that made headlines across North America, detailing a brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity. Controversy erupted almost immediately, with the same tiresome lines being trumpeted: Feminists declaring that this assault was evidence of the prevalence of “rape culture,” and conservatives arguing that rape culture didn’t exist. As the UVA rape story began to unravel, feminists got rather shrill, justifiably worried that this could result in other anti-rape measures being taken less serious. Conservatives were a bit triumphant, rather ironically stating that this was another example of...
  • Punk protester tries to provoke cop into doing something stupid, watch what he gets instead

    12/17/2014 4:48:27 PM PST · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | december 8, 2014 | joe saunders
    The cop doesn’t have to say a word. A video posted on YouTube over the weekend apparently by a Portland, Ore.,protester out to stir up trouble ended up making the guy who made it look like an idiot.
  • Time to Challenge No-Fault Divorce

    12/17/2014 1:07:54 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 26 replies
    First Things ^ | December 8, 2014 12:00 GMT | Thomas F. Farr and Hilary Towers
    High in the catalogue of social pathologies afflicting marriage and the family in America stands our system of family law, the central purpose of which is to enforce no-fault divorce. In a letter to the Holy Father and the recent Extraordinary Synod on the Family, almost fifty international scholars and religious leaders joined us in urging the Church to consider the effects of no-fault divorce, along with other barriers to faithful, lifelong marriage. State laws on divorce began to be implemented in the late 1960s, but today have been absorbed into the legal and cultural mainstream nationwide. The logic of...
  • 111 Years Ago Today: Man’s First Powered Flight.

    12/17/2014 11:49:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Alert 5 ^ | December 17, 2014 | Tom Demerly
    It is equipped with side stick controls like an F-16 Fighting Falcon. It uses an advanced, “mission adaptive” wing that has no seams at the control surfaces. The wing is so unique its design is protected under U.S. patent 821,393. The entire wing changes shape to control the roll axis of the aircraft ... And it is the first successful powered aircraft ever, the Wright Flyer. 111 years ago today Orville Wright became the first man to achieve powered flight. His first 12-second flight, covering only 120 feet, changed the course of mankind. 10:35 Local, Thursday, 17 December, 1903; Kill...
  • Planned Parenthood congratulates new Surgeon General

    12/17/2014 11:30:43 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    life dynamics ^ | December 16, 2014 | life dynamics
    By a vote of 51 to 43 vote, the Senate has confirmed 37-year-old Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General of the United States. Critics say that the Obama pick is a political appointment only. Pro-lifers say that anyone the most radically pro-abortion president to date would select as America’s top doctor will most likely favor abortion. No sooner did the news of the confirmation become public that Planned Parenthood Action sent out a tweet of congratulations: PP Congrats Surgeon General Dec 2014 In the words of the Stanek Report, “Planned Parenthood support of new surgeon general says all you need to...
  • Second Amendment protects dirk knives and police batons

    12/17/2014 10:12:07 AM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | December 16, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    So holds the Connecticut Supreme Court, in the just-released State v. DeCiccio. Here’s an excerpt of the reasoning as to police batons, which also applies in large measure to dirks, and which, I would argue, should apply to stun guns and Tasers (paragraph break added). (Disclosure: I represent the Association of Women Against Rape and Endangerment, as amicus curiae, in Commonwealth v. Caetano, now pending before the Massachusetts high court; that cases involves the question whether stun guns and Tasers are “arms” for Second Amendment purposes; we argue that they are.)
  • Grades, Finals and Protests (Snowflakes Wanted No Failures for Semester)

    12/17/2014 9:59:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Inside Higher Ed ^ | December 17, 2014 | Scott Jaschik
    The "Black Lives Matter" protest movement continues to reverberate on campuses. At Oberlin College this week, the president rejected a petition signed by more than 1,000 students demanding no failing grades this semester. Student activism over decisions by grand juries not to indict police officers for the deaths of unarmed back men in Missouri and New York remains strong. And unlike most student protest movements, this one has extended into finals -- and has some students asking for flexibility on grades or exams, and others taking the unusual step of protesting in libraries during a period when student stress about...
  • Obamas on Race: We’ve Been Treated Like the Help (more race-baiting)

    12/17/2014 9:16:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 83 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 17, 2014, 6:21 AM ET | Devn Dwyer
    President and Michelle Obama personally identify with everyday experiences of racial bias in America that have underpinned recent protests across the country, they told People magazine in an interview to be released Friday. “Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs,” Michelle Obama told the magazine. On one occasion, she said, her husband “was wearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner, and somebody asked him to get coffee.” President Obama said he’s even been mistakenly treated as a valet. “There’s no black male my age, who’s...
  • 'The Interview' NYC Premiere Canceled After to Terrorist Threats

    12/17/2014 7:17:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Entertainment Tonight ^ | 12/17/2014 | Jackie Willis
    Fans of Seth Rogen and James Franco are going to have a harder time seeing the guys' latest funny film, The Interview, as several movie theaters are refusing to play the movie. The Thursday premiere of The Interview at New York City's Landmark Theater was canceled after threats alluding to attacks of 9/11 were made by hackers responsible for the leaks of private Sony documents. Rogen and Franco's new comedy is about two journalists who set out to assassinate the North Korean president, and since the recent promotion of the movie, Sony Pictures has faced tremendous pressure to pull the...
  • VIDEO: VICTORIA POLICE OFFICER CAUGHT TASERING ELDERLY MAN

    12/17/2014 7:05:11 AM PST · by servo1969 · 54 replies
    abc13.com ^ | 12-16-2014 | abc13.com
    VICTORIA, TX -- A Victoria police officer has been placed on administrative duty after his dashboard camera caught him Tasering an elderly man. In the video obtained by the Victoria Advocate, Officer Nathanial Robinson is seen arresting 76-year-old Pete Vasquez, when he suddenly throws Vasquez onto the hood of the car, pulls him to the ground and Tasers him. Vasquez said the cop acted more like a pit bull than a police officer. "I turn around and he pulled that Taser and he shot me with it, and you know it looked like he's enjoying that," Vasquez said.
  • Atticus Finch: American literature's most celebrated rape apologist

    12/17/2014 6:43:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2014 | Ashe Schow
    Atticus Finch is a monster. Sure, he’s one of history’s most beloved literary characters (he was even played by Gregory Peck in a film adaptation) but he’s also, to use the parlance of our time, history’s greatest rape apologist. Glenn Reynolds, a law professor at the University of Tennessee and pundit, first observed Finch’s new standing in the world on Twitter in early December:
  • EU court orders removal of Hamas from terror blacklist

    12/17/2014 3:44:21 AM PST · by wtd · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | 2 hours ago 12/17/2014 | AFP
    EU court orders Hamas removal from terror blacklist"The Palestinian Islamic militant group Hamas must be removed from the EU's terrorism blacklist, but its assets will stay frozen, a European court ruled on Wednesday. The original listing in 2001 was...
  • $524,403 Gov’t Study Examines Link Between Diabetes and Lesbian, Bisexual Women

    12/16/2014 9:50:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 16, 2014 - 4:57 PM | Melanie Hunter
    The National Institutes of Health through its National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has awarded $524,403 in taxpayer dollars to San Diego University to study diabetes and sexual orientation in women. “Type 2 diabetes (T2D) contributes to substantial morbidity, disability, and premature mortality in the U.S.,” the grant said. “Lesbian and Bisexual (LB) women may be at elevated risk for developing T2D because they are more likely than heterosexual women to experience Obesity and other risk factors linked with T2D such as cigarette smoking, Violence victimization, and depressive distress,” the grant added. …
  • Gang of 3,4 or 5 Turns Independent. MitchyPoo/GOPe Are Then Back to the Warm-up Dugout

    12/16/2014 5:41:38 PM PST · by Be Careful · 27 replies
    Vanity | 12/16/14 | self
    What if..... Cruz, Lee, Sessions + 2 more Defections to Independent...... Gang of 3 = 51 votes, Mitch remains Leader...barely Gang of 4 = Biden as Tie Breaker Gang of 5 = Mitchy-Poo and the GOPe are benched The possibilities with the way the math and the power balance would stack up are mind-boggling....in a good way... Ramifications, anyone?
  • The Downside of Living Alone

    12/16/2014 4:54:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/15/2014 | Tom Purcell
    The number of Americans who choose to live alone continues to grow. So finds a recent Current Population Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau. According to The Washington Post, the survey found that "the proportion of Americans who live alone has grown steadily since the 1920s, increasing from roughly 5 percent then to 27 percent in 2013." The Post reports the number of men living alone doubled to 12 percent from 1970 to 2012. Some 15 percent of households are comprised of women living alone. In large urban areas, such as Manhattan and Washington, "about half of households have single...
  • Prisoners of 'Ingenious' 1962 Alcatraz Escape Could Have Survived

    12/16/2014 4:21:28 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 8 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | Yahoo News
    If they had timed their escape just right, three prisoners who slipped out of Alcatraz more than 50 years ago on a raft made from raincoats would have had a chance of survival, new research shows. Scientists who were studying the San Francisco Bay's strong tides reconstructed the possible routes of the audacious 1962 escape. The men might have been able to find shelter on an outcrop near the Golden Gate Bridge — that is, if they weren't swept out to sea first, according to the study. From 1934 to 1963, during its time as a maximum high-security federal prison,...
  • VANITY: FEDERAL SECURITY CLEARANCE FORM (SF86) NOW REQUIRES DISCLOSURE PARTICIPATION IN MILTIAS

    12/16/2014 4:19:14 PM PST · by Salvavida · 36 replies
    The current Standard Form (SF86) required for submitting for a federal background investigation, now requires applicant to disclose any participation with militias. This was never included in any previous edition. Here is the question: Q: Have you EVER participated in militias (not including official state government militias) or paramilitary groups? This is unprecedented. It says it is a revised July 2008 form: but I did one in 2011, and this question wasn't included. This represents the first time an otherwise legal activity, is now under federal scrutiny in the background investigation process.
  • Newborn baby found dead on moving conveyor belt at waste recycling plant after he...

    12/16/2014 3:58:39 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 12 December 2014 | Julian Robinson for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Newborn baby found dead on moving conveyor belt at waste recycling plant after he was thrown out with the rubbish - and he can't be identified A newborn baby boy was found dead on a moving conveyor belt at a waste recycling plant after he was thrown out with the rubbish, an inquest heard today. The body was discovered by a horrified worker operating a picking line at Associated Waste Management in Shipley, near Bradford, West Yorkshire. At the time, the worker was separating mixed household and business waste including glass and paper. Today the hearing was told...
  • Carrollton shooting gives family 3rd murder victim in 9 months - 'God can't put no more on us'

    12/16/2014 2:44:21 PM PST · by BBell · 22 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/14/14 | Ken Daley
    A man was killed and his adult stepson wounded Sunday, after gunmen opened fire on the front porch of a Carrollton home with children playing only a few feet away. Family members identified the dead man as 35-year-old Michael "Puff" Meyers, who lived at the house in the 8400 block of Hickory Street with his mother and six of his seven preteen children. New Orleans police said he was shot once in the back around 1 p.m., collapsed outside his front door, and died a short time later at Interim LSU Hospital. Grieving relatives said he was the third member...
  • Currency Brokers: The Russian Ruble Is Hereby Halted Until Further Notice

    12/16/2014 2:18:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/16/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier, we reported that various currency brokers such as FXCM and FxPro, would - as a result of the soaring liquidity in the USDRUB pair - suspend trading in the Russian Ruble (while other merely hiked margins to ridiculous levels). It appears things have escalated again, and as FXCM just reported, instead of just politely advising clients not to open new USDRUB position tomorrow, it has advised anyone long, or short, the USDRUB that their positions will be forcibly shut in moments. So for those curious why there appears to be a collapse in Ruble volatility in the past...
  • SO WHO CAN YOU STILL JOKE ABOUT? A List of groups you can still safely make public jokes about

    12/16/2014 1:41:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 122 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12/16/2014 | Steven Hayward
    I’ve been trying to come up with a list of nationalities or ethnic groups—even subgroups—about whom it is still safe to make a joke publicly, since political correctness is shrinking the domain down to the vanishing point. Before long you won’t be able to make jokes about “little green men” from Mars, for fear of offending illegal aliens “undocumented” immigrants. I’m not even sure you can joke about white people any more, like Martin Mull and Allen Rucker did 20 years ago in A History of White People in America. Not even Sony would risk publishing this right now. So...
  • 1 in 5 Millennials Live in Poverty, Census Bureau Says

    12/16/2014 12:02:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 15, 2014 - 1:09 PM | Ali Meyer
    One in five young adults—ages 18 to 34 years old—live in poverty, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. “More millennials are living in poverty today, and they have lower rates of employment, compared with their counterparts in 1980,” the Census states. “One in five young adults lives in poverty (13.5 million people), up from one in seven (8.4 million people) in 1980.” …
  • Mom Calls C-SPAN to Yell At Her Arguing Pundit Sons

    12/16/2014 10:46:53 AM PST · by Abathar · 8 replies
    Jezebel ^ | 12/16/14 | Kelly Faircloth
    Oh my Lord, shut it down, here is the greatest moment in the history of C-SPAN: A (very Southern) mama called into one of their shows to yell at the guests. Not because she disagrees, but because the guests are brothers and both her sons and she is sick and tired of their ****. http://jezebel.com/mom-calls-c-span-to-yell-at-her-arguing-pundit-sons-1671747153?rev=1418749692833
  • Update: 30,000 People Really Did Buy Poop On Black Friday

    12/16/2014 7:02:05 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    laist ^ | 12/13/2014 | Juliet Bennett Rylah
    On Black Friday, we told you that 30,000 people may have purchased actual poop in a box. Today, we're pleased to report that it's true: 30,000 Americans bought poop. The offer came from Cards Against Humanity—that filthy, hilarious mab libs card game created by a few Highland Park, Illinois residents that markets itself as a "party game for terrible people." They claimed to be offering 'actual bull****' for a mere $6 to U.S. residents only. They were very clear that customers should expect to receive feces from a live bull in a box delivered to their door, and nothing more....
  • The tiny urban island of downtown Detroit, lost in the wide open spaces of a depopulated city

    12/16/2014 6:27:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 16, 2014 | Wills Robinson
    n 1950, Detroit was America's fifth largest city and one of the most prosperous on the back of its booming motor industry. It prompted the construction of skyscrapers on the banks of the river and the development of vast suburban housing projects in the surrounding areas. But almost 55 years on, a dwindling motor industry and a dramatic fall in blue collar jobs has caused people to leave the Michigan city, abandoning their homes and businesses. These aerial photos reveal the tiny urban island that is left - a clutter of high-rises surrounded by empty housing plots now covered in...
  • EXCLUSIVE: New York Mag’s Boy Genius Investor Made It All Up

    12/15/2014 7:11:08 PM PST · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    New York Observer ^ | December 15, 2014
    In an exclusive Observer interview, Mohammed Islam, said to have investment returns of $72 million as a hs senior, admits he invented the whole story
  • Raped while on a business trip, my husband and I chose life

    12/15/2014 7:03:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Jennifer Christie
    Last January, I was traveling on business, staying in a little hotel in a college town. I like to think I’m usually more aware of my surroundings, but it was so snowy and windy that I wouldn’t have heard his footsteps even if he had he been stomping. It happened so fast. I got the door open, turned around to close it, and he was there – a huge man. My first instinct wasn’t fear, just confusion. In an instant, he punched me in the face. I don’t remember being dragged from the room, but I was found in the...
  • France bans rideshare apps like Uber

    12/15/2014 5:14:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 15.12.2014 | Jasper Niels Zimmermann [nz/sb (AFP, dpa)]
    French taxi drivers have succeeded in persuading the French government to ban rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft. A harsh new law takes effect in January. The move is good for taxi drivers, but will cost consumers money. […] Pierre-Henry Brandet, a spokesperson for the French Ministry of the Interior […] said that as of January 1, the operators of mobile apps like UberPOP that connect non-professional drivers and riders would face punishment of up to two years in prison and a fine of €300,000 if convicted. Those provisions were specified under a new law that had been passed earlier...
  • Infanticide Now “Debatable” in Bioethics

    12/15/2014 4:40:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | December 15, 2014 | Wesley J. Smith
    The late Richard John Neuhaus famously wrote of bioethicists: Thousands of medical ethicists and bioethicists, as they are called, professionally guide the unthinkable on its passage through the debatable on the way to becoming the justifiable until it is finally established as unexceptionable. In my over 20 years engaged in trying to push back against the bioethics movement, I have found that to be an absolutely accurate formula. Take, as one example, dehydrating the cognitively devastated to death–a slow and potentially agonizing death. That was once unthinkable, it became debatable in the 1980s, and is now unexceptional. Allowing infanticide has...
  • Australians Just Showed the World Exactly How to Respond to Terrorism With # I'll Ride With You

    12/15/2014 3:35:37 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 46 replies
    World.Mic ^ | December 15, 2014 | Jordan Valinsky
    In the aftermath of the hostage crisis in downtown Sydney, Australians are showing the world they're not caving to racism or Islamophobia. On Monday, an armed gunman stormed a cafe in Martin Place, entering a tense standoff with police. After the hostage-taker displayed an Islamic flag in the cafe's window, many of Australia's Muslims are understandably anxious about facing retribution. But instead, Australians have banded together on Twitter with #IllRideWithYou, a hashtag showing their solidarity with fellow countrymen scared of being attacked on public transportation. Why it matters. This hashtag movement is powerful sign that Australians won't get worked up...
  • Idaho A Medical Destination For Canadian Boomers

    12/15/2014 3:12:05 PM PST · by Theoria · 8 replies
    NW News Network ^ | 28 Nov 2014 | Jessica Robinson
    A hospital in North Idaho is marketing itself to Canadian tourists -- medical tourists, that is. Most of the patients who come into Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls, Idaho, are from the local area -- plus a few from Washington and Montana.But hospital CEO Rick Rasmussen is thinking big -- Canada big. A little Canadian flag was recently added in the upper right of the hospital’s website.Medical tourism boomThe link goes to a list of procedures with some of the longest wait times north of the border. Total knee, total hip, total shoulder, ACL repair -- all with the...
  • Whoopi Goldberg gives Beverly Johnson ‘3rd degree’ over Cosby drug/rape charges

    12/15/2014 9:30:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | December 15, 2014 | Staff
    Famed model Beverly Johnson made waves last week when she gave her Vanity Fair account of being drugged by beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby. She sat down for an interview with ABC News. Today, Johnson appeared on ABC’s The View to share her story. Comedian/actress Whoopi Goldberg, who has vigorously defended Cosby, gave Johnson the ‘3rd degree’ according to some viewers.
  • We Need A List of Jihadists Open To The Public Just Like The One For Sex Offenders

    12/15/2014 8:58:49 AM PST · by Stayfree · 7 replies
    Self | December 15, 2014 | Self(vanity)
    In light of the KNOWN Jihadist in Australia taking hostages and using a gun (guns are banned there) causing innocent people to be killed and wounded, we need a list of known Jihadists to be immediately set up and accessible to the public (including gun owners) just like the list of sex offenders. The American people have a right to know who all of these evil people are and where they live just like the right we have to know all of the sex offenders are and where they live. It is time to out all of these bastards so...
  • If someone breaks in your house (vanity)

    12/15/2014 8:48:20 AM PST · by GreaterSwiss · 48 replies
    Having a debate with anti-gun coworker. If someone breaks in your house and they see your face... Do you let them steal everything and assume they won't hurt you. I claim once they see your face, that you are more likely to be hurt/killed by them and should do self-defense.
  • The must-have gift? A selfie stick: How poles for cameras are flying off the shelves

    12/15/2014 7:47:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 15, 2014 | Staff
    They are this year’s must-have Christmas presents for selfie-obsessed Britons. So-called ‘selfie-sticks’ that allow camera phones to be extended up to a metre away for group shots and panoramic images are flying off the shelves. While the selfie might have gone mainstream in 2014, it now appears that simply taking a picture of yourself and others with your smartphone is passe.
  • Siege selfie shame: People queue to pose for pictures of themselves at scene of Sydney terror

    12/15/2014 7:19:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 15, 2014 | John Carney
    Tourists have always taken selfies of themselves at Sydney's most iconic landmarks, but on a day that has horrified the city many people are taking macabre snapshots for old times' sake as well. All day people were uploading selfies of themselves on Twitter from as close as possible to where the hostage siege was taking place. Just to make the photos more authentic some even took them with television cameras in the background. Two onlookers even looked like they were taking a 'celebration selfie' than one at a hostage siege. Others smiled happily as if they were standing in front...
  • Cleveland Police Union wants apology for Andrew Hawkins' Tamir Rice shirt

    12/15/2014 7:14:36 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | December 15, 2014 | Mike Fiammetta
    The head of the Cleveland Police Union is demanding an apology after Cleveland Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins wore a shirt before Sunday's game that read, "Justice for Tamir Rice - John Crawford." Rice, a 12-year-old boy, died last month after he was shot by a Cleveland police officer who reportedly mistook his air gun for a real firearm. Crawford was shot and killed by police in August while holding an air rifle in a Wal-Mart.
  • This Millionaire Playboy Is The Most Interesting Man On Instagram

    12/14/2014 8:05:51 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | March 21, 2014 | Logan Rhoades
    Dan Bilzerian is a 33-year-old professional poker player who has made millions playing cards and gambling. He’s been referred to as “Instagram’s Playboy King” and here’s why:
  • [From Buzzfeed] 10 Awesome Pro-Choice & Feminist Gifts For The Advocate In Your Life (BARF)

    12/14/2014 10:58:36 AM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Dec. 11, 2014 | NARAL Pro-Choice America
    It’s the holiday season, and you know what that means – it’s the season to give gifts! Not sure what to get that special someone in your life who’s passionate about reproductive freedom and feminism? We’ve got you covered.
  • Survey: E-cigarette use rising among Hawaii public school teens

    12/14/2014 1:11:54 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 8 replies
    KHON2 ^ | December 10, 2014 | Staff
    A recent study shows more Hawaii public school teens are either experimenting with or using new tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes. According to the Hawaii Youth Tobacco Survey, lifetime e-cigarette use among high school students tripled from 5.1 percent in 2011 to 17.6 percent in 2013, and quadrupled among middle school students, from 1.8 percent to 7.9 percent, during the same time period. “Evidence suggests that e-cigarettes are being used by students who are not cigarette smokers,” said Tonya Lowery St. John, epidemiologist for DOH’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. “More than a third of middle school students and...
  • The mother who sued the NHS for giving her this perfect little girl

    12/14/2014 10:31:02 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10 December 2014 | Antonia Hoyle for the Daily Mail
    She did her best to wait until December for the Christmas tree to go up. At four years old, the excitement for little Niamh Kelly-Ince is building daily. Will Santa bring her the Princess Elsa ice skates she desperately wants? Will Mummy remember to get carrots for the reindeer? And will someone please open the chocolate selection box? Her mother Katie watches her little girl, twirling in her favourite party frock, with love and pride. Is there anything more magical than seeing Christmas through the eyes of your beloved child? Scroll down for video Anyone watching this scene, especially parents...
  • Fox & Friends Video: Al Sharpton's Annual Salary 2013=$241,000

    12/13/2014 7:59:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    December 11, 2013
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/3940061245001/al-sharptons-non-profit-money-woes-revealed/?#sp=show-clips
  • White Leftwingers seek to hijack Al Sharpton's March for Justice

    12/13/2014 6:41:15 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 44 replies
    Vanity | Trueblackman
    I went down to Al Sharpton March at Freedom Plaza today, which featured the Mothers of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner with a crowd of mostly out of towners that numbered between 8,000 to 10,000 at the height of it all. The march and rally pretty much ended with around 3pm with Sharpton making a very brief appearance and mostly White Leftwingers hijacking the march afterwards as the out of towners headed for their buses. The signage held up by these Leftists radical included environmental messages, the overthrow of the capitalist system. One sign proclaimed that, "Capitalism was the disease...
  • French parliament prepares new end-of-life legislation

    12/13/2014 1:13:37 PM PST · by BBell · 7 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk via drudge ^ | 12/12/14 | Henry Samuel
    Doctors in France will have the right to put terminally-ill patients into a deep sleep until they die, under plans unveiled on Friday that reignited a national debate on euthanasia. Apart from Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland, few countries in the world explicitly permit euthanasia or assisted suicide. In France, a 2005 law permits "passive euthanasia", where a person causes death by withholding or withdrawing treatment that is necessary to maintain life. The proposals by two MPs – one from the ruling Socialists, the other from the opposition UMP – go a step further, as they allow doctors to couple...
  • $446,056 Gov’t Study Explores Link Between Alcohol Abuse, Domestic Violence—Among Lesbians

    12/13/2014 10:46:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 12, 2014 - 2:30 PM | Melanie Hunter
    The National Institutes of Health through its National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has funded a study to uncover the correlation between alcohol abuse and lesbian “intimate partner violence.” The grant, titled “Minority Stress, Alcohol Use, and Intimate Partner Violence Among Lesbians,” was awarded to Old Dominion University. “Alcohol abuse and dependence, and the constellation of problems associated with these disorders, including intimate partner violence (IPV) are a serious health concern for sexual minority women, their partners, their families, and society as a whole,” the grant abstract said. …
  • Ballistic Nutcracker

    12/13/2014 8:45:01 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
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  • The The Darwin Awards: sex differences in idiotic behaviours: sex differences in idiotic behaviour

    12/13/2014 8:40:19 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 30 replies
    bmj ^ | 11 December 2014 | Ben Alexander Daniel Lendrem
    Sex differences in risk seeking behaviour, emergency hospital admissions, and mortality are well documented. However, little is known about sex differences in idiotic risk taking behaviour. This paper reviews the data on winners of the Darwin Award over a 20 year period (1995-2014). Winners of the Darwin Award must eliminate themselves from the gene pool in such an idiotic manner that their action ensures one less idiot will survive. This paper reports a marked sex difference in Darwin Award winners: males are significantly more likely to receive the award than females (P<0.0001). We discuss some of the reasons for this...
  • Angelina Jolie’s new movie ‘Unbroken’ provokes Japanese outrage

    12/13/2014 5:00:31 AM PST · by Hostage · 105 replies
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL ^ | December 12, 2014 | YURI KAGEYAMA ASSOCIATED PRESS
    TOKYO — Angelina Jolie’s new movie “Unbroken” has not been released in Japan yet, but it has already struck a nerve in a country still wrestling over its wartime past. The buzz on social networks and in online chatter is decidedly negative over the film, which depicts a U.S. Olympic runner who endures torture at a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp during World War II. Some people are calling for a boycott of the movie, although there is no release date in Japan yet. It hits theaters in the U.S. on Dec. 25. Others want the ban extended to Jolie, the director...