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  • Watch pilot escape after fiery plane crash in Foley (video)

    04/26/2016 9:46:40 PM PDT · by boycott · 8 replies
    AL.com ^ | 4-26-16 | Jonathan Grass
    A family and employees inside a Foley towing business got the shock of their lives when a twin-engine plane went down in flames just outside their office Tuesday afternoon. The sole person inside escaped with just minor injuries. Foley Municipal Airport officials confirm the twin-engine Cessna was taking off when it immediately went down near Sunset Circle and Hickory Street. The plane was on fire, but the pilot got out through the back and jumped almost 10 feet to the ground to get away. Police and airport officials said the pilot walked away with only a few burns and cuts...
  • How the state of the economy is literally killing people

    04/26/2016 7:50:39 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/25/16 | Betsy McCaughey
    Middle-aged people laid off and unable to find work are taking another way out. Theyre killing themselves. Suicide rates are soaring, according to federal data released last week. Especially in economically depressed states and job-starved upstate New York. People in need of work are twice as likely to take their own lives as employed people, and people fired in their 40s and 50s find it hardest to get hired again. That makes boosting economic growth a life-or-death issue for many. But you wouldnt know it listening to President Obama and Hillary Clinton. President Obama whitewashes reality, claiming the American economy...
  • 17th-century dress belonging to English noblewoman found on Dutch island

    04/24/2016 6:11:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | April 24, 2016
    A 17th-century silk dress reportedly belonging to someone on the royal court of an English queen was found buried in sand on a Dutch island. The Dutch News reported Thursday the dress belonged to someone who was on the royal court of English Queen Henrietta Maria. The queen was apparently traveling on a secret mission in the Wadden Sea when one of her baggage ships sank. According to paper, the queens trip to the Dutch Republic was to deliver her 11-year-old daughter to the court of William II, Prince of Orange whom the girl married a year before the...
  • Boris Johnson branded 'racist' and likened to the right-wing Tea Party (Gag-a-lot alert!)

    04/22/2016 7:45:03 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/22/16 | Matt Dathan
    Boris Johnson was accused of 'dog whistle racism' and likened to right-wing 'Tea Party' politicians in the US this morning after his attack on the 'part-Kenyan' Barack Obama. The Mayor of London spoke out against the US President after he urged British voters to stay in the EU and mentioned his African ancestry as he criticised the decision to remove a bust of Sir Winston Churchill from the Oval Office shortly after Mr Obama entered the White House. Mr Johnson - who is favourite to succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister - suggested the President got rid of the statue...
  • Madrid cracks down on dog owners who leave a trail of poop on city sidewalks

    04/21/2016 9:14:31 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 27 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 04/21/16 | Barbara Kollmeyer
    Derelict-in-their-duties dog owners of Madrid have been put on notice: Pick up your pets poop or pay a hefty fine. You might even find yourself cleaning the streets. While its difficult, not to mention unpleasant, to quantify, the Spanish capital seems to handily outdistance any U.S. city when it comes to the volume of dog droppings besmirching its pedestrian pathways. Thats true from the early morning, when Madrids parents must navigate a minefield as they shepherd their children to school and then rush off to work, through the daytime hours and the afternoon trek home, before, if anything, the problem...
  • ESPN fires Curt Schilling after anti-transgender comments

    04/21/2016 7:09:33 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 35 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 04/20/16 | Ryan Lazo
    Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling throws out the first pitch at Fenway Park in 2012. By Ryan Lazo Apparently ESPN decided it was about time Curt Schilling was on the other side of a Strike Three call. The network fired their controversial baseball analyst for providing offensive commentary on social media following his comments and blog post on the topic of transgender people. ESPN is an inclusive company, Walt Disney Co. DISN, +0.00% -owned ESPN said in a statement. Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated. ESPNs...
  • Why living around nature could make you live longer (Not PC!)

    04/20/2016 7:27:02 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/19/16 | Chelsea Harvey
    Living closer to nature is better for your health, new research suggests and may even extend your life. A study just published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that people who live in greener areas, with more vegetation around, have a lower risk of mortality. The health benefits are likely thanks to factors such as improved mental health, social engagement and physical activity that come with living near green spaces. The research relied on data from a vast long-term Harvard study funded by the National Institutes of Health called the Nurses Health Study, which has collected health information...
  • Group at Coachella yells 'No Espaol!' to people singing in Spanish

    04/19/2016 8:52:35 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 4 replies
    The Desert Sun ^ | 04/19/16 | Jose A Bastidas
    What do you do in between sets at Coachella? If youre deep in the crowd of one of the festivals biggest stages, waiting for the next act to come on stage can be a pretty grueling task. Holding your place when other groups try to cut to the front and dealing with being surrounded by thousands of smelly, possibly intoxicated strangers can prove to be a challenge. But its worth it when 20-30 minutes later you get the best view of your favorite artist onstage. Such was the case Friday after Of Monsters And Men wrapped up their set and...
  • Restrictions next week on I-10 east of Tucson. Full westbound I-10 closure

    04/18/2016 10:42:42 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Motorists traveling on Interstate 10 will encounter restrictions next week including a full closure of westbound I-10 between Benson and Tucson overnight Wednesday, April 20 while the Arizona Department of Transportation continues making improvements in the area. The following restrictions are scheduled for next week: The westbound I-10 on-ramp and eastbound I-10 off-ramp at Kolb Road in Tucson (Exit 270) will be closed from 7 p.m. Monday, April 18, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, for paving work on Kolb Road at the interchange. Traffic from Kolb Road can take eastbound I-10 to Rita Road and return...
  • Coachella to hold 'Berniechella' (Burned out Bernie Barf Alert!)

    04/14/2016 7:47:02 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 6 replies
    Desert Sun ^ | 04/14/16 | Anna Rumer,
    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. Coachella will be feeling the Bern soon, as the city plans for a block party/rally dubbed Berniechella on April 21 and 22. Just before the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, will host the Bernie Sanders Block Party from 5 p.m. to midnight April 21 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22, on Grapefruit Boulevard and Vine Street in Old Town Coachella. The free event is expected to draw between 1,500 and 3,000 people, although similar...
  • State releases new details on possible bullet train routes

    04/10/2016 8:47:18 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 32 replies
    La Slimes ^ | 4.08.16 | Ralph Vartabedian
    The report noted that "the Bakersfield to Palmdale section includes a variety of constraints that pose significant technical and environmental challenges, including seismic faults, steep grades through the Tehachapi Mountains and flood plains." The route could require as many as 59 grade separations for highways.
  • Previously Deported Illegal Alien May Face Charges for Killing Texas Firefighter, 2 Children

    04/06/2016 7:14:52 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/06/16 | Lana Shadwick
    An illegal alien who hit a Texas firefighter head-on and killed him and his four-year-old stepdaughter and 22-month-old son will be charged with criminally negligent homicide if he recovers from his critical injuries. The man did not have a drivers license and was in the country illegally, according to the CBS affiliate for Dallas/Fort Worth. He first came to the U.S. in 2006 but was deported in 2008. L.P. Phillips of KRLD radio in Dallas spoke to ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) officials who verified that Margarito Quintero was an illegal alien.
  • Social Networks For Muslims Are On The Rise (Maxi Barf Alert!)

    03/30/2016 7:48:48 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/30/16 | Frederico Guerrini
    A month ago, while attending the Startup Turkey conference in Antalya, I had the chance to talk to Shoaib Fadie, CEO and co-founder of the social networking platform Muslimface. He was there to pitch to potential investors his website, which, in addition to social networking also offers prayer times, job postings, a tool to locate the nearest mosque, a find your spouse feature, and much more. It might not seem the best of times, now, to write about Islamic online content, given the prejudices that surround the topic and the rising Islamophobia (which the recent terrorist attacks has certainly not...
  • Push for Transparency Continues Over City's Unprecedented RNC Riot Gear Request

    03/26/2016 3:12:55 AM PDT · by EBH · 15 replies
    Cleveland Scene ^ | 3/23/2016 | Sam Allard, Eric Sandy
    The city of Cleveland is seeking an unprecedented amount of riot gear and security equipment for July's Republican National Convention as emotional unrest and physical violence follow the GOP front runner across the U.S. Donald Trump, in fact, has predicted riots if he wins the most number of delegates but is not formally nominated during the convention. Its a prediction that local leaders have called irresponsible and dangerous, and one which continues to fuel the narrative that repressive, military police tactics are necessary during the RNC. This month, the city posted a request for bids on a spectrum of riot...
  • Obama Attacks the Dance Floor?

    03/24/2016 6:54:48 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/23/16 | Chris Pleasance and Fransesca Chambers
    In Brussels police are still desperately hunting a dangerous terrorist after he fled a triple-suicide bombing in the city that left 34 dead, as officials search for news on U.S. citizens who went missing during the attack and medics tend to nine more Americans lying wounded in hospitals. Meanwhile in Buenos Aires President Barack Obama was dancing the night away with wife Michelle at a glitzy state dinner alongside Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his first lady Juliana Awada as part of a two-day state visit. Despite increasing calls from the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz for the...
  • Democrats sound alarm against Trump (I'm sure they do!)

    03/17/2016 7:36:48 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 37 replies
    PoliticoPro ^ | 03/17/16 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    PHOENIX Leading liberals and progressive groups are turning their gaze away from the Democratic primary and toward efforts to unite the left against Donald Trump, framing him as a dangerous and unprecedented candidate who poses an existential threat to the progressive movement and the nation. Ad campaigns are in the works. There are calls for massive voter mobilizations and screeds from leading donors circulating within liberal circles. Major labor groups are organizing their members on the ground in swing states. Within the Democratic Party apparatus, top elected leaders are beginning to speak out both collectively and individually in ways...
  • 50 years later, Texas Western's win resonates off the court

    03/16/2016 5:12:56 PM PDT · by pilgrim · 15 replies
    palmbeachpost ^ | March 16, 2016 | Schuyler Dixon, John Zenor, Gary B, Graves, Betsy Blaney
    MIAMI The opposing team's locker room is a place Pat Riley has generally considered off-limits for almost all his basketball life: Do not enter except under extreme circumstances. Fifty years ago was one of those circumstances. FILE - In this March 19, 1966, file photo, Kentucky's Thad Jaracz (55) and Texas Western's David Latin (42) reach for a rebound during the first period of the NCAA men's baksetball championship game in College Park, Md. Other Kentucky players shown are Tommy Kron (30) and Larry Conley (40). Fifty years ago, Texas Western started five blacksWillie Worsley, Orsten Artis, Bobby Joe...
  • GOP presidential primary debate in SLC canceled

    03/16/2016 9:49:10 AM PDT · by abb · 130 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | March 16, 2016 | Staff
    SALT LAKE CITY The GOP presidential primary debate scheduled for Monday has been canceled, a representative for the Salt Palace Convention Center confirmed Wednesday. The debate was canceled following Donald Trumps announcement that he wouldnt be attending and a subsequent announcement from the campaign strategist for Gov. John Kasich that he wouldnt attend without Trump.
  • Jerry Brown: If Trump wins, California might need a wall of its own...Huh?

    03/15/2016 7:56:21 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 67 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 03/14/16 | David Siders
    Gov. Jerry Brown, mocking Donald Trump for his plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, suggested Monday that if the Republican frontrunner wins election, California might have to take protective measures of its own. If Trump were ever elected, wed have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of this country, Brown told labor organizers at a dinner in Sacramento. By the way that is a joke. We dont like walls, we like bridges. Brown, the Democratic governor of a liberal border state, has signed legislation granting drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants and...
  • Obama says first family staying in Washington after he leaves the White House

    03/03/2016 11:45:10 PM PST · by glorgau · 39 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | march 3, 2016 | Christi Parsons
    President Obama says he plans to stay in Washington after the end of his presidency so that his younger daughter can finish high school with her class, a rare disclosure about his familys personal plans for the future.
  • Is your smartphone listening to you?

    03/02/2016 6:23:29 AM PST · by PotatoHeadMick · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 March 2016 | Zoe Kleinman
    It all began with a car crash. I was doing some ironing when my mum came in to tell me that a family friend had been killed in a road accident in Thailand. My phone was on the worktop behind me. But the next time I used the search engine on it, up popped the name of our friend, and the words, "Motorbike accident, Thailand" and the year in the suggested text below the search box.
  • Polar bears in Svalbard in good condition – so far

    The Norwegian Polar Institute has carried out a counting of polar bears in Svalbard, financed by the Ministry of Climate and Environment. The results show that there are probably more polar bears than the last time the bears were counted in this area in 2004, in spite of the fact that there have been many years with poor ice cover during this period. "The Barens Sea Bears" migrate between Norwegian and Russian territory. Polar bears on the Russian side were included in the previous counting, but as the Russians did not take part this time, the results are uncertain. The...
  • 'World peace' hitcher is murdered (2008)

    02/25/2016 9:07:34 PM PST · by HeartlandOfAmerica · 38 replies
    BBC ^ | Saturday, 12 April 2008 15:42 UK | Unattributed
    'World peace' hitcher is murdered Ms di Marineo was hitch-hiking to the Middle East with a fellow artist An Italian woman artist who was hitch-hiking to the Middle East dressed as a bride to promote world peace has been found murdered in Turkey. The naked body of Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo, 33, known as Pippa Bacca, was found in bushes near the northern city of Gebze on Friday. She had said she wanted to show that she could put her trust in the kindness of local people. Turkish police say they have detained a man in connection with the killing....
  • The last stand of tolerance in the Republican Party: What Trump vs. Rubio would reveal about GOP

    02/22/2016 7:56:14 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Salon ^ | Feb 22, 2016 | Elias Isquith
    The reports of the Bush dynasty’s collapse are greatly exaggerated; but now that Jeb’s disastrous campaign has finally reached its finale, it admittedly does feel like a distinct era of Republican Party politics is leaving the stage with him. (SNIP) The stump speech was for Rush Limbaugh; the budget was for the Chamber of Commerce. It worked for Poppy in ’88, and Dubya pulled it off twice. (SNIP) A sizable chunk of rank-and-file Republicans are wise to the bait and switch now; pandering to the Birchite wing of the Republican Party with dog-whistles won’t cut it. If you want to...
  • White House forecasts fastest economic growth in decade...? Where-Washington D.C.?

    02/09/2016 8:36:20 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 17 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 02/09/16 | Greg Robb
    The White House expects the domestic economy to be able to power through the headwinds including a stronger dollar, weaker oil and financial turmoil. According to assumptions in the budget released Tuesday, the White House sees growth of 2.6% this year and in 2017, the best back-to-back years since 2005 and 2006. The U.S. economy grew 2.4% in 2015. In presenting his final budget, President Barack Obama sounded like he was in no mood for second-guessing. “Our economy is the strongest, most durable on Earth,” he said in the introduction. The White House forecast is not far away from consensus...
  • Islamic State crucifies teen in Syria

    02/08/2016 11:39:57 AM PST · by EBH · 20 replies
    UPI ^ | 2/8/2016 | Shawn Price
    ALEPPO, Syria, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Islamic State militants crucified a teenage boy and left the body on display in Raqqa in one of the terror organization's latest public executions. The 17-year-old was accused of accepting money for filming Islamic State training sites and a placard in Arabic was hung around his neck telling people of his alleged crime. Images of the bloody and battered teen's body tied to a cross in the central square of the Islamic State's declared capital went viral after leaders accused him of receiving 500 Turkish lira per photograph of the Islamic State's military base...
  • White Privilege Bash...?(MAJOR disconnect from reality?)

    01/27/2016 9:00:11 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 20 replies
    Campus Reform Newsletter ^ | 01/27/16 | Anthony Grockowski
    •Schools across the country are offering course credit and paying for students to attend “The White Privilege Conference.” •More than 20 workshops on topics of sex, race, and gender will be featured at the event. Major universities across the country are offering course credit, and in some cases even paying the cost, for students to attend an annual national event known as “The White Privilege Conference.” The 2016 conference will feature a variety of speakers and numerous breakout sessions, all of which come at an additional charge. On two of the four days, participants will have the opportunity to spend...
  • Fly from New York to London in 11 MINUTES: Radical ‘Antipode’ concept plane [...] revealed

    01/25/2016 8:01:36 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 25 Jan 2016 | ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD
    The engineer behind the Skreemr jet has unveiled another radical, much faster design for future air travel. Charles Bombadier latest concept jet is capable of reaching Mach 24 - more than twice the speed of the Skreemr and 12 times faster than Concorde. Dubbed the 'Antipode', it can carry 10 people up to 12,430 miles (20,000km) in under an hour, allowing it to travel from London to New York in just 11 minutes.
  • The Verdict is in: Guess Who's The Worst President in US History?

    01/25/2016 2:20:09 PM PST · by Maceman · 98 replies
    HubPages.com ^ | Nov. 11, 2015 | Not known
    Americans of all stripes love to debate which president was best or worst. This is a subject that is too important to rely on opinion polls, which are skewed by individual bias and political views. While It's difficult to rate how good or bad any president may have been in comparison to another, a careful look at the facts shows one president failed in virtually every aspect of the job to a degree unrivaled by any other. When you review the facts below and consider his impact on our economy, foreign policy, and domestic policy, by almost any standard, it’s...
  • Study: Maybe we can’t find aliens because they’ve all died already

    01/22/2016 12:32:08 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 85 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | January 22 at 12:27 PM | Rachel Feltman
    Study: Maybe we can’t find aliens because they’ve all died already By Rachel Feltman January 22 at 12:27 PM he hunt for extraterrestrial life is one of humanity's most exciting endeavors. The pieces are all falling into place: We're finding more and more planets outside of our own solar system, and soon the James Webb Telescope will give us unprecedented looks at these distant worlds. We've populated Mars with robots looking for signs of ancient habitability. Orbiters dive through the icy geysers of ocean-covered moons in hopes of catching some life-giving minerals. Our radio telescopes are tuned in to mysterious...
  • Americans Greatly Overestimate Percent Gay, Lesbian in U.S.

    01/22/2016 10:48:43 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 51 replies
    Gallup ^ | MAY 21, 2015 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- The American public estimates on average that 23% of Americans are gay or lesbian, little changed from Americans' 25% estimate in 2011, and only slightly higher than separate 2002 estimates of the gay and lesbian population. These estimates are many times higher than the 3.8% of the adult population who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in Gallup Daily tracking in the first four months of this year. Trend: Just your best guess, what percent of Americans today would you say are gay or lesbian? The stability of these estimates over time contrasts with the...
  • Prayer Request - USMC helicopters down

    01/15/2016 6:38:29 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 25 replies
    15 Jan 2016 | me
    Friends: 2 USMC CH-53 helicopters went down off the coast of Oahu, 12 souls missing. One of my son's best friends is a CH-53 pilot stationed in Hawaii, and cannot be reached. We don't know if he was flying at the time. Please pray for Brian and all those involved. Thanks
  • Obama wipes away tears as he calls for new gun measures (Drama Queen Alert)

    01/05/2016 9:50:06 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 149 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/05/16 | Sarah Wheaton and Nick Gass
    President Barack Obama wept openly Tuesday as he delivered a forceful defense of new executive actions on gun violence, a set of modest proposals to tighten loopholes that likely face quick legal challenges and could be vulnerable to reversal by a Republican White House. The president ran through a list of mass shootings that have happened during his time in office, and teared up as he recalled the schoolchildren gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012. "First graders in Newtown. First graders," Obama said, pausing to collect himself. "Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad. And...
  • How To Spot A Psychopath

    12/31/2015 12:19:50 PM PST · by Bon mots · 68 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 31, 2015 | Sarah Griffiths
    Like Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, psychopaths can be intelligent and charming, while hiding a lack of empathy. So given their ability to manipulate others, how easy it is for you to spot one? Self-professed psychopath Jacob Wells has revealed how he behaves in different situations and has listed questions that may help others identify whether they have any psychopathic traits - as well as recognise them in others.
  • Toy plane plays Islamic prayer, not jet sounds

    12/29/2015 2:43:32 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 21 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 12/29/15 | Benjamin Woodard
    An unexpected noise came out of a child's present this Christmas: an Islamic prayer. Instead of whooshing and roaring expected out of a toy F-16 fighter jet bought on Amazon, the toy plays a prayer in Arabic, KING-TV reported. The toy's manufacturer, WolVol, blamed its factory for the mistake, according to the report. "It sounds like an Arabic chanting, which is pretty unusual," Bjorn Thorpe, the boy's uncle, told KING-TV. "I think we're kind of confused on how this would happen." Nadeem Israr, president of the Islamic Society of Whatcom County, told King 5 the sound is a Muslim prayer...
  • Private car ownership is on the road to becoming a rarity...? (socialist wet dream?)

    12/18/2015 8:44:14 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 42 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/18/15 | Dan Neil
    Driverless cars, a dream since the mid-20th century, will soon become reality and ultimately commonplace — and can be counted on to accelerate the recent trend away from private automobile ownership. Henry Ford was a smart guy, but he never did the math when he decided to put every American household on wheels. A century after the Model T, the world has a problem with cars. The U.S. and China will consume about 40 million light vehicles in 2015, according to IHS. Globally, we’re on track to hit 100 million vehicles in 2020. That’s not a lot of cars. That’s...
  • The speech where Adolf Hitler declared war on the USA, 1941

    12/11/2015 6:00:13 AM PST · by equaviator · 65 replies
    On December 11, 1941, several days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States declaration of war against the Japanese Empire, Nazi Germany declared war on the United States, in response to what was claimed to be a series of provocations by the United States government when the US was formally neutral during World War II. The decision to declare war was made almost entirely by Adolf Hitler, without consultation. Hitler had received no advance notice from the Japanese about the attack on Pearl Harbor. Although he and his Foreign Minister Ribbentrop had verbally indicated a willingness...
  • How Ancient Rome Killed Democracy

    12/10/2015 4:13:10 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 9, 2015
    It didn’t take all that much to tip a great civilization into the shackles of empire. Rome holds a special place in the popular imagination. Cast as a culture steeped in myth, with values reminiscent of our own, it is often treated as the forebearer of our own political system, an ancestral democracy that provides a republican link between the present and the ancient past. From architecture to literature to political system, Rome is where it all began. But in his latest book, Richard Alston wants us all to think a little more critically about our beloved Rome. Alston is...
  • Burglary suspect hides in Florida lake, where gator eats him

    12/08/2015 3:54:47 PM PST · by Islander7 · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 8, 2015 | Staff
    A suspected burglar jumped in a Florida lake apparently hiding from law enforcement before an 11-foot alligator killed him, investigators said Monday. His hand and foot reportedly turned up inside the animal's stomach. Brevard County Sheriff's Maj. Tod Goodyear says 22-year-old Matthew Riggins told his girlfriend he would be in Barefoot Bay to commit burglaries with another suspect. Authorities received calls Nov. 13 about two suspicious men in black walking behind homes and investigated. Riggins was reported missing the next day.
  • After Paris and California attacks, U.S. Muslims feel intense backlash

    12/04/2015 12:01:19 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 113 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/03/15 | Kevin Sullivan, Elahe Izadi and Sarah Pullman Baily
    Rabia Chaudry kept her 7-year-old daughter home from her private Islamic school in Maryland on Thursday, fearing anti-Muslim backlash from Wednesday’s massacre nearly 3,000 miles away in San Bernardino, Calif. “I think we are all feeling exhausted and very vulnerable,” said Chaudry, a lawyer and national security fellow at the New America Foundation. “I’m angry at those people who did this attack. And I’m angry at how this is being politicized. Everything boils down to, ‘We should fear Muslims. And they shouldn’t be here.’ ” American Muslims say they are living through an intensely painful moment and feel growing anti-Muslim...
  • Pipe bombs in Sayed Farook’s home nearly carbon copy of al Qaeda devices

    12/04/2015 7:36:00 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/04/15 | George Brown
    Law enforcement sources tell CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton the suspects’ explosive devices owned by California shooters Syed Rizwan, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, are nearly a carbon copy of bomb constructing instructions provided for in one of the very first issues of al Qaeda’s online magazine, INSPIRE, entitled “How To Build A Bomb In the Kitchen of Your Mom.” At their home, they had 12 pipe bombs, tools for making more such explosives, and over 3,000 more rounds of ammunition, Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said. The bombs in their various stages were made of the ingredients provided...
  • Obama Administration’s Much-Touted Counterterrorism Screening Fails

    12/04/2015 7:25:13 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/04/15 | Jim Geragghty
    San Bernardino Shooter Passed DHS Counterterrorism Background Check Heck of a job, Department of Homeland Security: Federal investigators believe there is a “very serious” possibility that Tashfeen Malik, one of two shooters who murdered 14 people and wounded 21 others in San Bernardino, Calif. Wednesday, radicalized her husband and co-assailant, county restaurant inspector Syed Farook, Fox News has learned. Investigators also believe that the couple had planned a second attack after the shooting at a social service center for the disabled when they were killed in a shootout with local authorities approximately two miles away… Officials said Thursday that Malik...
  • Obama: San Bernardino shooting may be terror-related, but ‘we don’t know’ (buy a vowel?)

    12/03/2015 9:21:42 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 12/03/15 | Robert Schoeder
    President Obama says the attackers’ motivations in Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., are not yet clear. President Barack Obama said Thursday the mass shooting on Wednesday in San Bernardino, Calif., could have been terrorist-related, but a motive is not clear yet. “We don’t know” the attackers’ motivations, Obama told reporters at the White House. He said it was also possible that the shooting was workplace-related. Authorities are investigating the killing of at least 14 people and wounding of at least another 14 at a government services center in the city. Suspects identified in San Bernardino shooting(0:56) Two suspects,...
  • Lawrence Technological University radio ad

    12/03/2015 4:41:41 AM PST · by equaviator · 19 replies
    self | 3 December 2015 | equaviator
    Starting at least three years ago, I have heard on the radio station WJR AM 760 Detroit, a recruitment ad for the Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI which lists the various types of people they are looking for to enroll in their school. Among these most desired types are "the risk-takers" and "the anarchists"... This ad is usually run during the early morning drive but I have not heard it on any other station or at any other time. The fact that they announce that they are actively seeking "anarchists" is somewhat bothersome but since I first heard this...
  • Dangerous Chagas Disease – Imported from Latin America – Widespread in Southern US

    12/02/2015 7:11:15 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/02/15 | Jim Hoft
    Thanks to Obama’s open border policies there are now hundreds of thousands of cases of Chagas Disease in the United States today. Chagas disease also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a potentially life-threatening illness caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi). It is found mainly in endemic areas of 21 Latin American countries. The disease is transmitted to humans by contact with feces of triatomine bugs, known as ‘kissing bugs.’ Chagas disease is spread by the Kissing Bug in Latin American countries. Chagas often leads to a fatal condition known as Chagasic cardiomyopathy. The National School for Tropical...
  • Israel PM admits forces operating in war-hit Syria

    12/01/2015 1:45:45 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/01/15 | Staff
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted for the first time Tuesday that Israeli forces have been operating in Syria, where the Iran-backed regime is battling rebels including the jihadist Islamic State.  "We occasionally carry out operations in Syria to prevent that country from becoming a front against us," Netanyahu told reporters during a visit to northern Israel. "We also do everything to prevent weapons, particularly lethal ones, being moved from Syria to Lebanon," he added. Netanyahu did not provide further details and his comments were the first public recognition that Israel has been active in conflict-riddled Syria.
  • Obama confident Democrats will retain White House (But Obama lies all the time!)

    12/01/2015 12:50:08 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 47 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 12/01/15 | Greg Robb
    Asked about how the U.S. could commit to environmental action if a Republican were to succeed him, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said he was confident that Democrats would retain the White House. “I am anticipating a Democrat succeeding me,” Obama said at a press conference in Paris at the end of a conference on climate change. “I am confident in the wisdom of the American people on that front,” he added. The latest polls lend some credence to Obama’s prediction. The RealClearPolitics average of national polls has former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leading the Republican front-runner, businessman Donald...
  • Report: ISIS Fighters Are Being Tortured by Kurds While U.S. Looks the Other Way

    12/01/2015 8:52:31 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 94 replies
    PJ news ^ | November 30th | Debra Heine
    That ISIS fighter who was seen "crying like a baby" in a video that went viral over the weekend may have had a very good reason to cry. ISIS fighters captured in Iraq with the help of U.S. forces are allegedly being tortured, the Daily Beast reports. And because the fate of ISIS prisoners is apparently low on their priority list, the Obama administration is looking away. On Oct. 22, a team of Kurdish soldiers, backed up by elite commandos from the U.S. Army’s Delta Force, raided an ISIS prison compound in the Iraqi town of Hawija, where Kurdish intelligence...
  • King of Sweden calls for a ban on BATHS (PU Sweden!)

    11/23/2015 10:00:51 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/22/15 | Tom Payne
    The King of Sweden has called for a ban on baths to help save the environment. King Carl XVI Gustaf, who once had a reputation as a lothario and is now a staunch environmentalist, said he realised how much water and energy they used when he was recently staying somewhere without a shower. The 69-year-old ‘green king’ told Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet: ‘It hit me how much water and energy it used. ‘I thought “I can’t believe I’m having to do this”. I felt quite ashamed.’ Apparently in jest, he added: ‘We should ban all baths.’ The Swedish head of...
  • Russian strikes in Syria kill more than 1,300: monitor

    11/20/2015 7:20:49 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/20/15 | Staff
    More than 1,300 people, around two-thirds of them combatants, have been killed in Russian air strikes in Syria since Moscow's aerial campaign began on September 30, a monitor said Friday. The figure supplied by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is more that double the overall toll it gave in its last report on the Russian campaign three weeks ago. The Britain-based Observatory said it had documented 1,331 deaths in Russian air strikes, most of them of Islamic State group jihadists or other fighters.. It said 381 IS fighters had been killed, along with 547 militants from Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra...