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  • Top 10 stupid quotes from pro-choice activists

    12/21/2014 8:01:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 21, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Sometimes pro-choice activists say things that show they are completely out of touch with reality. On my website Clinicquotes I have a collection of quotes from pro-choicers that show a stunning lack of logic or an almost delusional set of opinions. Here are ten statements made by pro-choicers that might make you shake your head: “The majority of women who abort do so because they know that the unwelcome child, born of constraint or misfortune, will be wounded in some unacceptable way. As Artemis [Greek goddess of hunting] might kill a wounded animal rather than allow it to limp along...
  • Revenge at the fuel pump

    12/21/2014 10:42:52 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 25 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | December 21, 2014; 10 hours ago | unknown
    That was hilarious!
  • Iran Is Basically Running The Iraqi Government's Air War Against ISIS

    12/16/2014 11:07:12 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    BI ^ | 12-16-2014 | Joel Wing
    In November 2014 an Iranian jet was filmed carrying out a bombing mission in Iraq’s Diyala province. Iran was already known to have mobilized its militia allies, sent in advisers and military equipment, and brought in Lebanon’s Hezbollah to help Baghdad. General Qasim Suleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force, is all over social media with pictures showing him providing leadership to Iraqi forces.
  • The Jon Gruber controversy and what it means for Obamacare, explained

    12/09/2014 8:16:41 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 36 replies
    Vox Via Yahoo News ^ | 12/9/2014 | Sarah Kliff
    In mid-November, conservative news outlets posted multiple videos of Jonathan Gruber, an MIT health economist who worked on Romneycare and Obamacare, crediting the "stupidity" of American voters as one reason that the health law passed. The videos were not flattering for Gruber; Democrats have moved quickly to distance themselves. And, perhaps more consequentially, they have breathed new life into the Obamacare opposition effort. Today, the House Oversight Committee is holding a hearing with Gruber titled "Examining Obamacare Transparency Failures." ... Here'a a quick guide to who Jonathan Gruber is, why he's at the center of this controversy, and what it...
  • Stupid Gruber Faces House Oversight Ctte (Live Thread 9:30 ET)

    12/09/2014 6:15:01 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 577 replies
    C-SPAN 3 ^ | December 9, 2014 | C-SPAN
    "Voters are stupid" economist Jonathan Gruber and Marilyn Tavenner face Issa and the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee today on C-SPAN 3. FOX News reports that Tavenner has asked that she be seated anywhere but next to Gruber. Apparently, Gruber is radioactive. Time will tell whether this affliction is covered under Obamacare.
  • Gruber was ‘some adviser,’ indeed

    11/17/2014 10:09:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 17, 2014 | By Chris Stirewalt
    President Obama on Sunday called Jonathan Gruber “some adviser who never worked on our staff.” Obama told Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henrythat he had “just heard about” the multiple times Gruber was caught on camera bragging about helping the White House exploit “the stupidity of the American voter” to pass the health law.President Obama’s re-election campaign featured the now-infamous MIT economist Jonathan Gruber in a video, in which Team Obama highlighted Gruber’s role in crafting ObamaCare to attack claims made by former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Republican Presidential nomineeMitt Romney. Watch here.
  • ObamaCare guru misleads ‘stupid American voters,’ gets paid $400K to advise ShumlinCare

    11/16/2014 12:06:45 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 9 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | nov 13th | Bruce Parker
    The Obamacare architect who admitted using misinformation to exploit “the stupidity of the American voter” is being paid $400,000 to advise Gov. Peter Shumlin on single-payer health care in Vermont.
  • Jonathan Gruber Made Over $4 Million Pimping Obamacare & Lying to “Stupid” Americans

    11/14/2014 3:33:00 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11-14-14 | Jim Hoft
    Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber made $4 million pimping Obamacare. ** $400,000 from Health and Human Services ** $1.6 MM from other states, and that’s just four of them. ** Another $2 milion from HHS for other work. It was a nice gig. The dude made millions because of his central role in lying to get health care passed. Video surfaced this week of Jonathan Gruber admitting the Obama administration lied to “stupid” Americans in order to get Obamacare passed. Jonathan Gruber made $400,000 from HHS. He also made an additional $3.6 million for consulting with states. Glenn Kessler at The...
  • Hearings floated as Hill Republicans seize on Gruber Obamacare comments

    11/12/2014 12:42:15 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 56 replies
    WaPo ^ | Robert Costa and Jose A. DelReal
    Congressional Republicans seized Wednesday on controversial comments made by a former health-care consultant to the Obama administration, with one leading House conservative suggesting that hearings could be called in response as part of the GOP effort to dismantle the law in the next Congress and turn public opinion ahead of the 2016 election. "We may want to have hearings on this," said Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), an influential voice among GOP hardliners and a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in an interview at the Capitol. "We shouldn't be surprised they were misleading us."
  • Another tape surfaces of ObamaCare architect calling American people ‘stupid’

    11/12/2014 11:15:37 AM PST · by grundle · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12, 2014
    <p>ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber apparently doesn't think much of the intelligence of the American people.</p> <p>A new tape has surfaced showing Gruber, once again, claiming the health care law's authors took advantage of the "stupid" American public.</p> <p>The tape, played on Fox News' "The Kelly File," showed Gruber speaking at an October 2013 event at Washington University in St. Louis.</p>
  • (Unbelievable) ANOTHER TAPE SURFACES; Obamacare architect calling Americans "stupid"

    11/12/2014 12:17:05 PM PST · by Din Maker · 60 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 12, 2014
    <p>A new tape has surfaced showing Jonathan Gruber, once again, claiming the health care law's authors took advantage of the "stupid" American public.</p> <p>The tape, played on Fox News' "The Kelly File," showed Gruber speaking at an October 2013 event at Washington University in St. Louis.</p>
  • How Mitt Romney's Health-Care Experts Helped Design Obamacare [Gruber Flashback]

    11/12/2014 10:59:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 76 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 11, 2011 | by Avik Roy
    It’s actually old news that Mitt Romney’s health-care experts helped design Obamacare. Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist who was the architect of both laws, received nearly $400,000 as a consultant to the Obama administration for “technical assistance in evaluating options for national healthcare reform.” And, as Isikoff notes, while President Obama may not have called Romney, he did call Gruber. Indeed, White House visitor logs show that “senior White House officials had a dozen meetings in 2009 with three [Romney] health-care advisers and experts.” These included Gruber (five); Jon Kingsdale (three), executive director of Massachusetts’ new subsidized insurance exchange; and...
  • Yet Another Video Emerges Of Obamacare Architect Calling Americans ‘Stupid’ [VIDEO]

    11/12/2014 4:46:54 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 11, 2014 | Alex Griswold
    Yet another video has emerged of MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber calling Americans “stupid,” and bragging about how the Affordable Care Act’s drafters had to deceive the public in order to pass the law. (snip) “But now tonight,” Kelly reported, ” more video has surfaced showing this was not the first time Mr. Gruber called the American people stupid in an ‘off-the-cuff’ remark. In this next clip from also last year, Mr. Gruber explains how Democrats played with the language of the Obamacare law so that it achieved their goals, by again, fooling the stupid public.” She then...
  • Maine Sen. Angus King: Who cares if ObamaCare architect Jon Gruber thinks voters were

    11/11/2014 1:11:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 11, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Newsbusters, after yesterday’s unpleasantness and the Halbig “speak-o” fiasco of a few months ago, I see Democrats (plus independents in name only like King) have finally reached the “Jon who?” stage of their Gruber problem. This is the game we’re playing now, eh? KILMEADE: They just lied about a health plan to the American people, called the stupidity of the American voter and bragged about the lack of transparency. KING: This is one guy. I don’t know who this guy was. All I know is that it’s important for people to have health insurance. And if you guys are...
  • The cause of the virus that 'makes humans more stupid' discovered...

    11/10/2014 4:56:59 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 21 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    From The Independent A virus that infects human brains and makes us more stupid has been discovered, according to scientists in the US. Here's the virus at 10000x magnificationAnd here is the astounding result of it being grown in a Petri dish... :-D
  • Bill Clinton Visits USC to Teach Kids Value of Financial Literacy

    11/10/2014 6:18:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    NBC LOS ANGELES ^ | 11/10/14 | Asher Klein and Jackie Giordano
    The last president to balance the U.S. budget was in Los Angeles Sunday to preach the value of budgeting and saving money to at-risk kids. Bill Clinton spoke at the "World's Largest Financial Literacy Education Event" at USC's basketball arena.
  • Ferguson Waits Uneasily For Grand Jury’s Decision

    11/08/2014 5:42:58 AM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    NYT - Drudge ^ | 11-8-2014 | JULIE BOSMAN and MONICA DAVEYNOV
    JULIE BOSMAN and MONICA DAVEYNovember 7, 2014 Walk down West Florissant Avenue, and the scars of the summer are still there. The door and display window of a beauty supply store remain covered with plywood; a glued-up poster, “Beauty Town Is Back,” is the one hopeful sign of the life inside. A cellphone store, too, still has the plywood up from when riots and confrontations with the police shook this neighborhood. And the Family of Faith Baptist Church uses its billboard to proclaim, “Join us as we pray for peace.” But few are expecting peace as this St. Louis suburb...
  • The President&rsquo;s Remarks on H1N1

    10/16/2014 2:30:30 PM PDT · by Vendome · 7 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | April 30, 2009 | Barack Obama
    At this point they have not recommended a border closing. From their perspective it would be akin to closing the barn door after the horses are out, because we already have cases here in the United States.  We have ramped up screening efforts...."
  • #FERGUSON PROTESTERS Hold Surprise Rally at Upscale Plaza Frontenac Shopping Mall – Harass Shoppers

    10/13/2014 7:59:18 PM PDT · by blam · 75 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-13-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Jim Hoft Monday, October 13, 2014 Ferguson #MikeBrown protesters stormed the upscale Plaza Frontenac in St. Louis on Monday afternoon. The mall includes Nieman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Michael Kors, Talbots, Tiffany & Co. and several upscale stores. The protesters harassed and screamed at shoppers at Plaza Frontenac.(Go to the site for video and pictures)(snip)
  • Sheriff: Hurley (MS) woman accused of burglarizing cars said she was looking for members of ISIS

    10/03/2014 7:50:06 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 21 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | Oct 3, 2014 | By ROBIN FITZGERALD
    JACKSON COUNTY -- Sheriff's officials said a woman caught burglarizing students' cars at East Central High School claimed she was looking for members of ISIS, the world's deadliest terrorist group. Deputies arrested Lisa Carol Roche, 41, of Hurley, Friday afternoon.
  • What Was Just Disclosed About This Appalling Obama Habit Proves He’s A Danger To America

    09/30/2014 9:09:33 AM PDT · by walford · 53 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | September 30, 2014 | Norvell Rose
    The tire tracks from the bus Barack Obama drove over the U.S. intelligence community continue leading to trouble for a president seen as trying to save his own political skin. When Obama told “60 Minutes” on Sunday that the rapid rise and spread of ISIS could be blamed on intelligence failure, that set off a firestorm of angry reaction. Intelligence officials adamantly defend their expertise and actions, arguing that the blame is not theirs, but the president’s for failure to act on their repeated warnings. The Washington Times reports that the White House has been given detailed briefings on the...
  • Is This The Most Ignorant Gun Control Op-Ed in American History?

    09/26/2014 10:26:12 AM PDT · by GeronL · 29 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | Sept 25, 2014 | Bob Owens
    I have to thank Sean Sorrentino of An NC Gun Blog* for pointing out this opinion article from one Kasie Strickland in the Pickens, SC Sentinel. Typically, we do not re-post entire editorials from other media organizations, but I have a real concern that if we don’t post the entire article today that it may very well be deleted out of embarrassment tomorrow. As you read, this, please keep in mind that this person not only votes, but that someone in a higher editorial position thought that this opinion was worth sharing.
  • Likud Decides Without PM to Topple Hamas in Next Operation

    09/15/2014 3:14:44 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/9/14 | Hezki Ezra & Ari Yashar
    Hundreds of Likud members took part in a meeting of the party's Central Committee in Ashkelon on Monday, where they passed a party proposal obligating the toppling the Hamas terrorist organization in Gaza in the next counter-terror operation. "We must rehabilitate our deterrence, and in the next round destroy Hamas - there must be a clear decisive (blow)," said Likud Central Committee Chairman MK Danny Danon at the event. The statement refers to the perceived lack of decisive military action in Operation Protective Edge, the third such operation in Gaza, which ended with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sealing a ceasefire...
  • Beyond Single Issues: Why the Climate Movement Must Stand with Ferguson

    09/13/2014 6:36:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Indypendent ^ | September 12, 2014 | Deirdre Smith
    It was not hard for me to make the connection between the tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, and the catalyst for my work to stop the climate crisis. It was all over the news in August: images of police pointing military-grade weapons at unarmed black people with their hands in the air. These scenes made my heart race in an all-too-familiar way. I was devastated for Michael Brown, his family and the people of Ferguson. Almost immediately, I closed my eyes and felt the fear I have for my own family. In the wake of the climate disaster that was Hurricane...
  • If Current Webpage Editors Were Writing Headlines in the Past

    09/03/2014 3:08:06 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 19 replies
    Vanity ^ | September 3, 2014 | Arthur McGowan
    When You Read What Happened to the Titanic, You'll Cry Buckets! You Won't Believe What Hitler Said Over the Radio Last Night! When You Find Out What the Japs Did at Pearl Harbor, You'll Blow a Gasket! You'll Jump Out a Window When You Find Out What the Stock Market Did! When the Lincolns Went to the Theater, They Probably Weren't Expecting This!
  • OBAMA CONSIDERING GRANTING 800K GUEST-WORKER VISAS AS 90% BELIEVE AMERICAN WORKERS SHOULD BE FAVORED

    08/21/2014 7:51:45 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 21, 2014 | Tony Lee
    After meeting with a "bevy" of big-business groups, President Barack Obama is reportedly considering granting them up to 800,000 additional guest-worker visas via executive actions.
  • Rockets fired toward Ashkelon, sirens sound in southern Israel

    08/13/2014 12:48:38 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 9 replies
    Cleveland Jewish News/JPost ^ | 8-13-2014 | JPost
    Rockets were fired from Gaza Wednesday night two hours before the midnight deadline to Sunday's 72-hour cease-fire, as the IDF enhanced its troop presence along the border preparing to once again wage war against Hamas in Gaza. One rocket exploded in open territory in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. No damage or injuries were reported.
  • Comedian Evan Sayet Explains Why 'Stupid' Liberals Succeed

    07/30/2014 3:58:42 PM PDT · by cob201 · 35 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/30/2014 | Paul Bois
    Stand-up comedian Evan Sayet, former writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and most famous for his stirring speech at The Heritage Foundation in 2007, has once again resurfaced with a brand new video on his website excoriating what he calls "modern liberals"...
  • Kayakers breach secure area at JFK airport

    07/28/2014 5:59:03 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2014 | Phillip Messing and Bill Sanderson
    Two kayakers adrift in Jamaica Bay with just one paddle unwittingly breached Kennedy Airport’s $300 million perimeter detection system. They could have been spotted by a boat patrol — except there wasn’t one. Port Authority boats don’t patrol the bay at night, police sources said.
  • Alcoholic Friend, Mental judo and worried all night if he's okay.

    07/24/2014 6:18:53 AM PDT · by Vendome · 63 replies
    Vanity | 7/24/2014 | Vendome
    Having ream trouble supporting an alcoholic Friend. He's been in Hollywood business for years and literally screwed up his life. He's spent most of the last twenty years in jail for his stupid behavior. Likes to promise people a good time, dinner and drinks but, consistently leaves people hanging with the check. If he's not doing that, then he's walking into restaurants, bars and hotels, then getting busted for defrauding an inn keeper. There are drunks, lousy drunks and terrible drunks. Of course, he has to be a terrible drunk. Alters his mind and he gets verbally combative, aggressive or...
  • Gutfeld: Why President Obama doesn't watch Fox News

    07/24/2014 1:38:08 AM PDT · by Vendome · 8 replies
    "Why watch something has your number and lists your failures?" Typical Gutfield. Ascerbic, On Point, Cuts Like a Knife and He Larry Us! First minute is a laugh riot, with the remainder funny as comments given by cast.
  • Kanye West Says Kim Kardashian is His “Dinosaur” (read note in reply #1)

    07/21/2014 1:46:55 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 37 replies
    Yahoo! Celebrity ^ | 7/21/2014 | By Vanity Fair
    Kanye West's interview with GQ's Zach Baron is riveting and delightful from beginning to end, and is really worth reading the whole way through. SNIP "Never lose your dinosaur. This is the ultimate example of a person never losing his dinosaur. Meaning that even as I grew in cultural awareness and respect and was put higher in the class system in some way for being this musician, I never lost my dinosaur." (The "dinosaur," if it wasn't clear, is Kim.)
  • Intellectual Froglegs

    07/20/2014 9:23:20 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 3 replies
    Intelluctual Froglegs ^ | 07.13.14 | JoeDanMedia
    This guy's hilarious..
  • Man arrested for child neglect, snorting drugs in front of three toddlers in Clendenin, WV

    07/17/2014 7:48:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    WOWKTV ^ | staff
    CLENDENIN, WV - A man is in jail after telling police that he snorted Hydrocodone tablets inside a vehicle that had three toddlers in it in Clendenin, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. According to a criminal complaint issued by the Kanawha County Magistrate Court, 33-year-old Ronald Adkins was arrested and charged with child neglect creating risk of injury. The complaint says that police observed a vehicle at the intersection of Elk River Road and Beech Street in Clendenin on Tuesday, July 15. After police went towards the vehicle, they found it had three women, three men, and three toddlers inside...
  • Resident of One of Most Liberal States Explains How She’d Fight the War on Terror

    07/15/2014 5:10:35 PM PDT · by GilGil · 97 replies
    Theblaze.com ^ | 7/14/2014 | Jason Howerton
    “How would you fight the war on terror?” Watters asked. “Let’s be friends, let’s work together,” she replied. “You want to be friends with al Qaeda?” Watters said. “I want the entire world to know that we are all connected,” the woman added.
  • Just heard Levin say CNN reports we will prevent blacks from voting Tuesday

    06/24/2014 4:31:59 PM PDT · by Vendome · 80 replies
    vanity | 06/24/2014 | Vendome
    That's just stoopit. Everyone knows we only do that on Wednesdays
  • Why Americans Hate Big Business

    06/15/2014 2:09:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    Big Business does some things that are utterly necessary in modern society. They build airplanes and cars. They run airlines, phone companies, credit card companies and banks. But there is not a person among us, including employees of big businesses, that has not withered with frustration from confronting these businesses with a problem and then receiving little or no results. Even though big businesses get the most attention, the vast majority of people in the U.S. work for small businesses. Small businesses by nature are more reactive and responsive to their customers. They are closer to the customer and more...
  • Arizona Man Arrested After Shooting at the Moon, High on Marijuana

    06/12/2014 1:31:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    WXYZ ^ | 6/11/2014 | Vivian Padilla
    A man was arrested by Prescott Valley police after he shot his handgun in a residence and claimed he was shooting at the moon. On Friday, a 49-year-old woman called police because her boyfriend had fired shots from a handgun and was still armed at the time, according to the Prescott Valley Police Department. Officers arrived at a residence near Robert Road and Loos Drive where they confronted 39-year-old Cameron Read. Read initially refused to leave the residence, but eventually exited and resisted arrest before being taken into custody by force, according to police. The victims told police Read had...
  • Putin Could Easily Ride to IRAQ's Rescue & Instantly Become a Heroic Figure.

    06/12/2014 9:50:32 AM PDT · by lee martell · 24 replies
    June 12 2014 | lee martell
    Iraq is falling AGAIN! A new swarm of Taliban and insurgents are now marching onto Baghdad. They are killing at random just to show their might. How disappointing that the Iraqi armed forces cannot defend their own country after the over 15 billion American dollars spent training and defending them over the last decade. In some ways it is understandable, the Iraqis who would fight back are outnumbered in may cases. There is much desertion by Iraqi troops; losing up to 300 troops a month for the last year. Obama wants to get out and stay out of Middle East...
  • A Company Has Designed A Bulletproof Blanket To Protect Kids During School Shootings

    06/09/2014 8:52:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | June 9, 2014 | Tasneem Nashrulla
    An Oklahoma company has designed a bullet-resistant blanket that’s designed to protect children and teachers in the event of a school shooting. The Bodyguard Blanket, made by ProTecht, is a bulletproof 5/16-inch pad that the company says is made from the same materials used by the U.S. military. Steve Walker, a podiatrist who conceptualized the blanket, told The Oklahoman that the idea came to him after two tragedies: the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and the tornadoes in Oklahoma. He said the idea was to “stop that blunt-force trauma when that rubble is falling down on a child.” The...
  • White House Aides Define Obama Doctrine: ‘Don’t Do Stupid Sh-t’ (Seriously, that's what it is)

    06/02/2014 4:47:36 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6-2-2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    Still trying to figure out what President Barack Obama’s foreign policy doctrine is? Search no more. The White House has got you covered. “For those pining for an Obama Doctrine victory for the president, here it is: ‘Don’t Do Stupid Sh-t,’” Politico’s Mike Allen wrote in his daily tip sheet, the Politico Playbook, Saturday. “Playbook rarely prints a four-letter word — our nephews are loyal readers. But we are, in this case, because that is the precise phrase President Obama and his aides are using in their off-the-record chats with journalists.” Allen went on to point out all the places...
  • Teen drowns in Lake Allatoona while playing a game

    05/27/2014 6:49:28 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 39 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 5/25/14 | Craig Schneider
    Atlanta: An 18-year-old who had graduated from high school hours earlier drowned in Lake Allatoona this weekend while playing a game in which people launch someone off a dock in a shopping cart, authorities said. Chance Werner, of Euharlee, was playing the game with other teens and an adult at Dock D at the Holiday Harbor Marina in Bartow County just before midnight on Saturday. Witnesses said he had just graduated from high school on Saturday, authorities said.
  • Hagel, military review transgender ban

    05/12/2014 8:54:57 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 19 replies
    www.drudgereport.com ^ | 5/11/14 | unknown
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The prohibition on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military "continually should be reviewed," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday. Chuck Hagel is open to reviewing military's ban on transgender people The Week (RSS) A transgender individual is someone who has acquired the physical characteristics of the opposite sex or presents themselves in a way that does not correspond with their sex at birth.
  • First-of-its-kind bitcoin debit card launching, automatically converts bitcoin into native currency

    05/05/2014 10:08:58 AM PDT · by null and void · 7 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 5/1/14 | Max Teodorescu
    Creating the infrastructure needed to push the crypto-currency to fruition If bitcoin transactions were less cumbersome, the digital currency could potentially become the premier international currency of the world. But as it stands, using cash or credit for everyday purchases is much more practical. Xapo, the bitcoin wallet and storage service, seeks to reshape this paradigm using a debit card that taps directly into a user’s bitcoin storage and is accepted anywhere in the world where MasterCard is. The Xapo debit card works similarly to a bank issued debit card, performing transactions in real time; when a user purchases a...
  • Ronan Farrow’s Sinatra-blue eye color is fake

    05/01/2014 1:25:31 PM PDT · by fungoking · 27 replies
    New york Post ^ | 4/30/14 | Mara Siegler
    You can call Ronan Farrow “Faux Blue Eyes.” The son of Mia Farrow and possibly “Ol’ Blue Eyes” Frank Sinatra wears colored contact lenses to make his eyes a brighter blue, sources confirmed to Page Six. The MSNBC host landed his show soon after Mia claimed that Sinatra, and not Woody Allen, could be Ronan’s father, sparking a debate about whether he shares the legendary singer’s piercing eyes. But Ronan was spotted fueling the speculation by wearing contacts to make his eyes appear Sinatra blue during the Time 100 Gala Tuesday at Jazz at Lincoln Center. “You could see the...
  • Teacher removed for 'dangerous' science projects; supporters rally

    04/15/2014 2:09:42 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 9, 2014 | Howard Blume
    A popular Los Angeles high school science teacher has been suspended after students turned in projects that appeared dangerous to administrators, spurring a campaign calling for his return to the classroom. Students and parents have rallied around Greg Schiller after his suspension in February from the downtown Cortines School of Visual & Performing Arts. Supporters have organized a rally on his behalf at the campus scheduled for Thursday, gathered hundreds of signatures on a petition calling for his reinstatement and set up a social media page. Schiller was ordered to report daily to a district administrative office pending an investigation...
  • Woman run down by freight train while running on the tracks with headphones on

    04/11/2014 9:17:17 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 10, 2014 | Ryan Gorman
    A California woman was struck and killed Wednesday by a freight train while wearing headphones as she jogged along busy tracks near a popular hiking trail. Janaki Rose Hayes, 27, of Truckee, was wearing headphones that fully covered her ears and did not hear the blaring horn as the steel beast bared down on her around 1.45 p.m., police said. Investigators believe she was jogging towards a trail for the bulk of her workout and that the death was an accident, sources told the Sacramento Bee. Hayes, who had recently moved from Oregon to the small town just north of...
  • Idiots, as Demonstrated in 'Selfies'

    04/08/2014 2:41:36 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Group of 4 become first women to complete Marine Corps infantry combat training school

    11/20/2013 4:15:34 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/20/2013 | By Philip Caulfield
    Don't let their sweet smiles fool you; this is a fearsome foursome of trained killers. This cheery selfie shows the first group of women to complete the Marine Corps' infantry combat training, a grueling 59-day course that preps Marines for war. Fifteen women began the training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., on Sept. 24, but only Harlee (Rambo) Bradford, who snapped the pic, and her grinning crew made it through, CNN reported.    
  • Moscow Slams Closure of Russian TV in Ukraine

    03/25/2014 11:31:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 3-25-2014 | Konstantin Dolgov
    A ruling by a Ukrainian court to suspend broadcasts of four Russian TV channels in Ukraine is an attack against human rights and media freedom, a senior Russian diplomat said on Tuesday. The District Administrative Court in Kiev ruled to suspend broadcasts of Russia's Rossiya 24, Channel One, RTR Planeta, and NTV-World in Ukraine pending hearings on a permanent ban. "Undoubtedly, this should be viewed only as an infringement on democratic freedoms and as a violation of Ukraine's international obligations. Certainly, millions of [Russian-speaking] residents of this country have the right to watch [Russian] TV and have access to [other]...