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  • GOP lost Senate thx to Cochran campaign?

    06/25/2014 11:38:56 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 130 replies
    me | 6/25/14 | me
    Do you think the Republicans just lost retaking the Senate due to the Thad Cochran campaign's smear tactics? Yes or No..opinions.
  • [MS Candidate in the 2012 election] Shawn O'Hara (I) (A Third Choice- MS Senate)

    06/24/2014 9:16:01 PM PDT · by RginTN · 4 replies
    Shawn O'Hara is a familiar name in Mississippi politics because he has run for several statewide offices under a variety of party labels, but he has yet to win an election
  • How do you like it? Being Stabbed up front by a Democrat or in the back by GOP elite?

    06/24/2014 9:09:03 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 44 replies
    The Truth
    After the shameful and disgusting actions of the GOP Establishment in the Mississippi Republican U.S. Senate runoff, where they used Democrat tactics of screaming racism and promising big government to get the vote out to Democrat voters to cross over and help Thad Cochran win, is it time that conservatives realize that a GOPE can never be trusted? Time and time again, the ruling class aka Karl Rove, Boss Hogg Barbour, big donors, K Street lobbyists and RINO's continue to stab conservatives in the back and would rather risk losing an election to a Democrat than give up their power...
  • Roger Wicker should resign for the good of the GOP

    06/24/2014 8:39:51 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Obviously Cochran is not going to resign. The governor should appoint McDaniel to his seat the GOP can be unified. Wicker is more open to amnesty than Cochran as well. Wicker only voted against the final cloture after he got hundreds of angry calls.
  • John Boehner Is Getting Ready To Mount A Potentially Gigantic Lawsuit Against Obama

    06/24/2014 7:14:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 69 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 6/24/14 | Brett LoGiurato - Business Insider
    House Speaker John Boehner could file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama in days, in an attempt to challenge the administration's heavy use of executive actions to further its agenda. Roll Call's Daniel Newhause reports Boehner told House Republicans during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday he could have an announcement in the coming days on whether he will mount the legal challenge. According to the report, he has been "consulting with legal scholars" ahead of his next move. Boehner's office confirmed the Roll Call story, but declined to comment on whether specific executive actions would be targeted. Any legal action...
  • Vent it thread.

    06/24/2014 4:55:38 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 222 replies
    Vanity | 6-24-14
    Let it loose. Gripe about anything. Get it off your chest.
  • 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
  • Can Tea Party Groups, or Others, file RICO vs the IRS, etc? - Vanity

    06/22/2014 8:16:56 PM PDT · by dagogo redux · 20 replies
    6/22/14 | dagogo redux
    Do any lawyers or others among us have any idea whether the Tea Party groups that were targeted by the IRS can file a RICO action against the IRS? If so, what would it cost, what are the chances of prevailing, and what possible protections could one expect against the defendants and their friends in other parts of the syndicate? Could such an action be filed as well against other agencies of the federal syndicate involved in organized criminal actions like Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the VA, etc, etc, etc.
  • US mayors to use nature to fight climate change

    06/22/2014 3:23:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/22/14 | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI - ap
    HOUSTON (AP) — Mayors from the GOP-dominated states of Texas and Arizona are calling on cities to use nature to fight the impacts of climate change, even while Republican governors and lawmakers repeatedly question the science that shows human-caused pollution contributes to global warming. As conservative governors criticize the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's new rules designed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, the mayors — many from cities already struggling with climate-change effects — are taking steps and spending money to stem the damage. Attendees of the U.S. Conference of Mayors will vote Monday on a resolution that...
  • American Community Survey

    06/22/2014 7:18:16 AM PDT · by johniegrad · 48 replies
    Self | 22 June 2014 | Johniegrad
    I have received the American Community Survey and several post cards encouraging me to complete it. Having not received this before, I Googled it and found that it isn't sent out to the full populace like the Census is. It also appears to be a longer form of the Census selectively distributed in years other than Census years.There are a lot of questions that I don't feel much like answering and I stopped when asked about the market value of my home, my insurance costs, and some others. Apparently, if I don't return the survey, I am subject to a...
  • Fly the flag!

    06/21/2014 1:05:31 PM PDT · by olepap · 35 replies
    Vanity | Your old Pappy
    Its time to fly the flag, my brothers and sisters. The wickedness is fully upon us. Fly that American Flag upside down. Fly the Gadsden flag. Fly your Palmetto or Lone Star Flag. We are going to need to rely on each other in the years ahead.
  • Obama's Final Act of Office : 19 Jan 2017 : Pardon and FULL Citizenship for ALL Illegal Immigrants

    06/20/2014 7:31:46 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 47 replies
    Patton@Bastogne ^ | 2014-06-20 | Patton@Bastogne
    . (AP/Reuters/Satire-Off) ... 2017-01-19 President Obama's Final Act of Office -- Pardon and FULL Citizenship for ALL Illegal Immigrants A dire heads-up warning to Rush Limbaugh, Ted Cruz, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin and The Heritage Foundation ... et al "What the HELL will Conservative America do to defeat this" ??? People need to wake-up to this VERY predictable REALITY. What are the available legal responses, if ANY ? Does this action by the traitor Obama physically ignite the Second American Civil War ? What is the response/posture of the U.S. Military ? .
  • Presbyterians to divest as protest against Israel

    06/20/2014 6:04:58 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 33 replies
    The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) on Friday became the most prominent religious group in the United States to endorse divestment as a protest against Israeli policies toward Palestinians, voting to sell church stock in three companies whose products Israel uses in the occupied territories. Last week, the pension board of the United Methodist Church, the largest mainline Protestant group in the U.S., revealed plans to sell its holdings worth about $110,000 in G4S, which provides security equipment and has contracts with Israel's prison system.
  • The Most Liberal and Conservative Cities in Each State, Mapped

    06/20/2014 5:07:40 PM PDT · by celmak · 52 replies
    Policy,Mic ^ | 06/20/2014 | Tom McKay
    The news: Business Insider compiled data by Clarity Campaign Labs and mapped the most conservative and most liberal cities in each state. Where do you fall on the list? The methodology: These results are pulled from an online tool that allows people to find the city in their state that aligns with their political beliefs. The results are pulled from Clarity's national models and SmartVAN Co-Op voter file, so they're pretty much as accurate as you're going to get and filtered right down to the zip code (having used similar tools before, I can tell you their system is capable...
  • Breaking (Vanity)

    06/20/2014 2:26:44 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 14 replies
    Hundreds locked down at Enterprise Office and Capitol 1 CC because of White Powder scare in Tulsa County!!!
  • Interesting times

    06/20/2014 10:21:58 AM PDT · by cuban leaf · 28 replies
    Vanity | 6/20/2014 | Cuban Leaf
    May you live in interesting times – Chinese curse As a student of WWII, I was always amazed at how people could watch what happened to Poland (and to a lesser degree, Austria) and allow Germany to become a serious threat to the world. I now understand, because the same scenario is unfolding today as I pen these words, and little is being done about it, nor will it be until world powers reach a “now or never” point regarding their perception of the risk as they did, eventually, after the fall of Poland. But it takes a leader, conspicuously...
  • Did Lois Lerner have laptop, blackberry

    06/20/2014 9:09:11 AM PDT · by airedale · 58 replies
    We know that Lois Lerner' s computer crashed at some time and per this morning it was just before "she learned of the rogue agents in Cincinnati." Since she was a fairly high level employee whose job required travel did she have a laptop? The way they describe their email system (not the way most systems work) not only would the desktop which crashed have a complete copy of all e-mails both incoming and outgoing so would the laptop. If she did have a laptop did it crash as well; did the agency give it to another employee at some...
  • [VANITY] Why the IRS Emails Were "Lost" - The Smoking Gun

    06/20/2014 7:08:17 AM PDT · by tom h · 42 replies
    Spectator,org ^ | June 20, 2014 | Various
    When the news trickled out a year ago that the head of the IRS union, Colleen ("fat and ugly") Kelley, met with President Obama the day before the agency began targeting the Tea Party, I finally saw the link. The story was picked up by many news sources on the right but did not develop any further. It's my opinion that this is the connection that the "lost" emails are trying to hide. And it's a big connection -- the White House, the POTUS, the union boss, and the government agency all collaborating, and conspiring, to thwart the actions of...
  • Is the House Leadership now more conservative?? Only slightly. Judge by the numbers.

    06/20/2014 6:21:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    Apparently the Speaker's votes are never rated. All four agencies rated Boehner as n/a. So we can only judge by the rest of the leadership. With Cantor, the republican leadership's overall average was 60%. With McCarthy as Majority Leader and Scalise as Whip, it will be 67%. Does anybody wonder why conservatism is CONTINUALLY thwarted?? Cantor - 66% (Average) - 52% (Heritage) - 68% (CFG) - 84% (ACU) - 59% (FreedomWorks) McCarthy - 54% (Average) - 42% (Heritage) - 53% (CFG) - 72% (ACU) - 50% (Freedomworks) McMorris-Hyphen - 60% (Average) - 48% (Heritage) - 59% (CFG) - 72% (ACU)...
  • Redskin, Blackskin: Pigment is destiny

    06/20/2014 5:54:28 AM PDT · by nathanbedford · 16 replies
    Vanity | June 20, 2014 | Nathan Bedford
    Redskin, Blackskin: Pigment is destiny A Councilman in the city of Washington DC utters the word "niggardly" quite correctly and without any racial connotations whatsoever rather it its proper meaning of "stingy." Black members of the Council, ignorant of the dictionary meaning of the word, take offense and demand the offender's resignation for outrageously using a racial epithet. The Councilman is forced off the board. It did not matter that his heart was pure and his tongue was free of racism, only the subjective reaction of a racial component of the city Council of Washington DC mattered. In this episode...
  • What is Wrong, Mr. President?

    06/20/2014 4:36:15 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 64 replies
    Self | 6/20/14 | self
    The President did not look healthy, coherent and engaged in yesterday's presser. What is wrong with his right eye, which was almost closed?
  • The Racial Slur Database - "Yankee" (Is it time to ban the 'Yankees'?)

    06/19/2014 12:03:05 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 98 replies
    Slang used primarily by the British. Also used in the former Confederate states to refer to people of the Union states. Origins can be traced to the Ottowa Indians calling the English, "Yang-gees," which morphed into "Yankees" by the British who then took that home after the French and Indian war in 1763.
  • Why is there no regular John Batchelor thread?

    06/19/2014 7:09:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 47 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | 6/19/14 | Vanity
    Or did I miss it? He's certainly got some of the more interesting bumper music around, anyone else out there listen? I especially enjoy his fourays into Asian happenings and history in general.. Not to mention this fall we will be cruising thru a number of conflicts both political and social. WE survived Greece and Roma. ON to Beijing and Bangkok.. And the Vietnam straits..
  • The way to beat ISIS that will never happen

    06/19/2014 6:26:49 PM PDT · by jdsteel · 20 replies
    original material | 6/19/14 | jdsteel
    From the President of the United States. "Sunni Muslims of Iraq. What many people claim is the largest Sunni Mosque in Iraq is now colored red. Don't worry, it's vegetable dye that is halal, biodegradable and will disappear within a day or two. We sent it over with a special smart bomb. I just want you to know that the next one will come in a week, but that will be filled with pigs blood. That's right, you'll spend a long time making the mosque "not unclean". I'll cancel the order if you line up the heads of the guys...
  • Obama’s Negotiating Prowess

    06/19/2014 6:53:06 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 5 replies
    6/19/2014 | MosesKnows
    Obama’s Negotiations I have read of Obama’s leadership skills, or lack thereof, for some time now. Now, I read of Obama’s personal negotiation with terrorist. That in itself is highly questionable leadership. The release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl seemed like the result of poor negotiations. President Obama conducted the negations without benefit of the Congress and the law. I thought about how low level these five terrorist suspects must be and how high level Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl must be. Then I began to think of Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani doctor, who was instrumental in providing Obama with the bragging rights...
  • Vanity link only to latest Colorado guv excuse on "gun Control" from the Denver Post

    06/19/2014 3:25:47 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    19 june 2014
  • Obama and the Age of Reason

    06/18/2014 12:07:59 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 10 replies
    Vanity | 6/18/2014 | MosesKnows
    When Will Obama Reach The Age Of Reason? Parents experience great pride when their child reaches the age of reason. The parental pride comes from evidence that their parenting achieved some success. The evidence is the first signs of their child accepting responsibility for their actions. The child’s position evolves from saying my homework got lost To I lost my homework.
  • IRS Annual I.T. Budget Is $2.2 Billion (vanity)

    06/17/2014 10:11:09 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 3 replies
    One page one. Information services and business modernization.
  • Vanity: Cut off the Money (Central American Invasion)

    06/17/2014 3:04:20 AM PDT · by BobL · 11 replies
    (self) | June 17, 2014 | BobL (self)
    One of President Bush's first steps after 9/11 was to cut off the flow of money to the phony Islamic "charities" that were financing terrorism in the US and elsewhere. They (somehow) figured out the networks, and they put an end to the money flow. It's hard to tell how well it worked, but it certainly shook things up a bit for those outfits. Likewise with our child-invasion from south of the border. Some people here have mentioned cutting off the wire transfers from the US to Mexico, until Mexicans take care of the problem on their side. That is...
  • This veteran isn't owed anything. (vanity)

    06/16/2014 9:45:32 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 24 replies
    June 16, 2014
    As I see it, and saw it, serving my 4 years in the US Navy Submarine Service on the USS Grenadier (SS-525) and the USS George C. Bancroft (SSBN -643) as a TM 3 (MT) was a privilege. I owed my country my time & energy for providing me with the privilege of living in the greatest nation ever to arise on the face of the Earth. I'm not owed anything. Thank you America, for letting me serve.
  • Obie and the strawmen

    06/16/2014 9:39:42 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 3 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | June 16.2014 | MeshugeMikey
  • Obama Hits Record High Disapproval as Presidency Staggers Under Weight of Scandals, Iraq Failure

    06/15/2014 3:00:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 62 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Sunday, June 15, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    President Barack Obama is taking a long Fathers Day weekend vacation in California as his administration founders under the weight of accumulating damage from myriad scandals, an un-stemmed flood of illegal alien children on the U.S. southern border and the near collapse of Iraq. The Gallup poll three day average of Obama’s approval-disapproval released Sunday, June 15 has his disapproval hitting 55%, tying the record high Gallup disapproval set in late August 2011. Obama’s approval rating is at 40% putting him underwater by a remarkable 15 points. Obama’s approval-disapproval has trended downward quickly from just two days ago on June...
  • Vanity: 2014 Idaho Republican Convention

    06/14/2014 7:58:28 PM PDT · by RobinOfKingston · 8 replies
    Eye witness account | June 14, 2014 | Robin of Kingston
    As of 3:35 PM local time in Moscow, Idaho, the 2014 Idaho Republican Convention is history. And what a piece of history it is! The fireworks started a couple weeks prior to the convention, in events surrounding reorganizational meetings for county Republican Central Committees throughout the state. These are meetings in which officers are elected; sometimes the old ones are reelected, sometimes new ones are elected. Also at these reorg meetings delegates for the convention are elected. Operative word, "elected." This year, there were abnormalities in three counties that drew complaints that were subsequently handed off to the Credentials Committee...
  • Raul Labrador Majority Leader?

    06/14/2014 5:03:36 AM PDT · by taildragger · 30 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | 6/14/2014 | taildragger
    Go to the link it is only 42 seconds. The Interview is on running on Hugh 24 / 7 and apparently Mark Levin had him on as well last night. Busy day on this end, Freepers please help with links etc to add to this Posting! Thanks!
  • Vanity: Kick Mexico in the pocketbook America!

    06/13/2014 8:39:17 PM PDT · by pansgold · 62 replies
    VI / XIII /MMXIV | pansgold
    It is time to kick Mexico in the pocketbook America! It is time we refuse buying any and all products made in or exported from Mexico. I have started looking closely at packaging labels for the point of manufacture. Until the invasion of America by illegal immigrants stops and the government of Mexico frees Andrew Tahmooressi, Mexico will not see 1 dime from me and my family. pansgold
  • McConnell Trailing in Polls in Kentucky (Vanity)

    Rhino Hunt Alert! (Link is to PDF of a poll.) 49%-46%
  • Breaking: Raul Labrador will run for House majority leader

    06/13/2014 10:50:14 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 40 replies
    Vanity | 06/13/2014
    Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador said Friday he will run for the House majority leader position being vacated by Eric Cantor. The decision sets up a race next week between Labrador, a leading conservative voice, and Kevin McCarthy, the current House majority whip.
  • NASA Spacecraft Will Sniff Out Earth's Carbon Dioxide (OCO-2)

    06/13/2014 9:22:11 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/13/14 | Megan Gannon -
    A new NASA spacecraft is about to embark on a mission to watch Earth breathe. Before dawn on July 1, the $465-million Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, or OCO-2 for short, will launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Then, from its perch 438 miles (705 kilometers) above the planet, the satellite will begin a two-year study of how carbon dioxide (CO2) — a heat-trapping gas that is driving climate change — cycles through the Earth's atmosphere. [6 Unexpected Effects of Climate Change] Human activities, such as burning fossil fuels, now add nearly 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the...
  • AZ Gov! Get the National Guard to stop illegals coming into the state & across the border! (Vanity)

    06/12/2014 5:18:31 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 35 replies
    Why can't Governor Brewer simply refuse to let the buses and those on foot cross the border at all international and state borders?
  • Prayer Request

    06/12/2014 10:00:51 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 31 replies
    12 June 2014 | US Navy Vet
    Ok all, Yesterday my wife(who works at the Omaha VA Hospital/RN) slipped and fell on a damp tile deck in a patient's room(they had shampooed the passageway(carpet) and it was still damp). Anyway she broke her L. Wrist and her 4th toe R. Foot and "Goose Egged" her head. Her Senior RN is still deciding what to do with her.
  • Democrats Call Cantor Defeat a Sign of Dysfunction. I Call it Democracy at Its Best.

    06/11/2014 12:58:26 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 14 replies
    06/11/2014 | Me
    Steny Hoyer, the number two Democrat in the House, said Eric Cantor's Republican primary defeat shows the Republican party to "deeply divided and dysfunctional." First off, probably 98% of Republican incumbents have won their primaries this year, many with challengers, so not sure how one, possibly two, GOP incumbents losing their primaries indicates "deep division." Frankly it's been surprising how conservative/Tea Party and more moderate Republicans have been coalescing around the same candidates for the most part which has come as a surprise to most political analysts. But let's leave that part of Hoyer's statement be and focus on Hoyer...
  • Vanity - Mike Gallagher's Pro-Lindsey Graham Rant

    06/11/2014 12:51:38 PM PDT · by dagogo redux · 69 replies
    6/11/14 | dagogo redux
    On other threads recently, the faux-conservative bone fides of Hugh Hewitt and Michael Medved have been sharply questioned in light of recent events. I'm wondering whether Mike Gallagher needs to be added to that list. I can pick up three "Conservative Talk Radio" stations on my way to and from work, but I seldom listen to one of them because it features lightweights. My wife borrowed my truck yesterday, and must have been playing with the dials, because it was tuned to that third station when I got in this morning. Some guy - I couldn't place him at first,...
  • Lurking Freeper needs advice(vanity)

    06/11/2014 11:59:22 AM PDT · by standing man · 20 replies
    Please take the time to read this short story and help me if you can. My son Levi was killed in a drunk driving accident in North Dakota in October of 2012. He was packing his trailer to return home to eastern Washington the next day he was to be married in November to his High school sweetheart, and we had began the process of clearing ground to build their home. A fellow employee stopped by and picked up Levi and Patrick who was helping Levi. Shortly after leaving Patrick said Levi told Andrew (the driver) to stop the car...
  • Dick Boehner is a conspirator to Cantor and McConell

    06/11/2014 10:53:16 AM PDT · by Vendome · 17 replies
    Vanity | 6/11/2014 | Vendome
    Now that Cantor, a Turncoat, has been sent packing, we need to finish the criminal conspiracy between him, Dick Boehner and Witch McConnell. Send Money, take a trip to do walks and knocks in opposition, get the word out to friends and enemies. They must be defeated. The Republic cannot take any more of their shenanigans.
  • His Worst Nightmare: Why Lindsey Graham will not win in November (Vanity)

    06/11/2014 9:01:54 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 79 replies
    Lindsey Graham "slicked" his way into a Primary win last night, but, his worst nightmare is going to happen in November; and true Conservatives don't have to vote for a Democrat for him to lose his seat. There is a very wealthy, Reality TV Star, former State Office Holder (State Treasurer), with a very familiar political family name who promised to run as an Independent in November if Lindsey Graham won the Primary. This guy loathes Lindsey Graham and he is willing to spend, and do, whatever is necessary to see to it that Lindsey Graham will not return to...
  • OK Brat wins in VA, BUT what the HELL happened in SC??!!

    06/11/2014 5:32:28 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 98 replies
    11 June 2014 | US Navy Vet
  • What about a Bus Caravan of Illegal Immigrants Dumped at the White House? Let DC Absorb them!

    06/11/2014 1:46:11 AM PDT · by rface · 22 replies
    abc news ^ | april 9,2013 | Rojad
    Hailing from all corners of the US, thousands of immigrants and human rights activists are traveling today to the nation's capital for a rally on Wed. in support for immigration reform......(April 2013). The way it looks is that the boarder crossings are being flooded with children of several central American countries who cannot control their poverty and violence problems. The US government seems to think that flooding boarder states with this massive influx will force an immigration deal...but I wonder how Wash DC would handle such an influx. Why not a repeat of earlier bus caravans and drop these thousands...
  • Dow hits record for fourth day

    06/10/2014 4:19:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 6/10/14 | Caroline Valetkevitch - Ruters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks finished nearly flat on Tuesday, although the Dow eked out another record closing high as utilities' shares fell while 10-year bond yields hit their highest level in a month. Six of the 10 primary S&P 500 sector indexes ended the session lower. The decline was led by a 0.3 percent drop in the S&P utilities index (.SPLRCU). Utility stocks' high dividends tend to lose some of their appeal when bond yields jump. It was the Dow's fourth straight record closing high. The S&P 500, though, broke its four-day string of record high finishes. The...
  • Vanity: Mosul overrun by AQ.Iraqi PM just called for urgent help from UN,EU,Arab Leagu

    06/10/2014 4:38:36 AM PDT · by sunmars · 38 replies
    Stunning developments right now. Iraqi prime minister al-Maliki has just called for urgent help from the UN, the EU and the Arab League. As of right now Mosul has been taken by Isis - AQ, 28 turkish truck drivers kidnapped, Mosul Airport over-run and Isis has taken aircraft. Well done AQ now has a fleet of military helicopters. Militant gunmen free up to 1000 in Mosul prison break Military has abandoned all posts in Mosul. So does Obama still think this is going well?
  • Hidden Volcanoes Melt Antarctic Glaciers from Below (I know, I know. Old news)

    06/09/2014 1:46:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 6/9/14 | Stephanie Pappas, Live Science
    Antarctica is a land of ice. But dive below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, and you'll find fire as well, in the form of subglacial volcanoes. Now, a new study finds that these subglacial volcanoes and other geothermal "hotspots" are contributing to the melting of Thwaites Glacier, a major river of ice that flows into Antarctica's Pine Island Bay. Areas of the glacier that sit near geologic features thought to be volcanic are melting faster than regions farther away from hotspots, said Dustin Schroeder, the study's lead author and a geophysicist at the University of Texas at Austin. This melting...