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  • Man rescued from ice floe on Petitcodiac River (nice photo)

    02/22/2018 7:09:14 AM PST · by jerod · 17 replies
    A man has been rescued from an ice floe speeding down the Petitcodiac River this morning. A rescue operation Thursday morning saw the man pass through the Petitcodiac Causeway gates, under the Gunningsville Bridge and past Chateau Moncton heading towards the Bay of Fundy on a fast current. Reporters at the scene said he looked like he was freezing when he was pulled from the river, and was being treated by paramedics in an ambulance. Earlier, firefighters tried to rescue the man by throwing ropes to him from the shore of the river, but they were unsuccessful.
  • Mother calls for stricter hate speech rules against disabled on Twitter after pro-abortion poster

    02/07/2018 5:01:50 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 23 Jan 2018 | Jessa Schroeder
    Full title: Mother calls for stricter hate speech rules against disabled on Twitter after pro-abortion poster surfaces with photo of her DAUGHTER who suffers rare brain disorder and facial deformities A North Carolina mom is calling for stricter hate speech rules on Twitter The quest comes after a photo of Natalie Weaver‏'s disabled daughter was used for a pro-abortion poster Her daughter Sophia, nine, suffers from a rare brain disorder, Rett syndrome Twitter at first declined the mother's request to suspend the person's account Following the backlash, the account was suspended and Twitter apologized A North Carolina mom criticized Twitter...
  • Meet 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi, the new face of Palestinian resistance (barf alert)

    02/04/2018 8:09:39 AM PST · by jerod · 29 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Feb 04, 2018 4:00 AM ET | By Derek Stoffel
    To Palestinians and their supporters, hers is the face of a hero, a new symbol of resistance. But many Israelis call 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi "Shirley Temper" after viewing videos showing the girl angrily lashing out at Israeli soldiers. The long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict has always been about competing narratives, and in this age of social media and viral videos, Ahed's defiance has made her into something of a star in the Arab world and beyond. The blond-haired, blue-eyed Palestinian girl spent her 17th birthday inside an Israeli military prison last week, where she, along with her mother, await trial on Feb....
  • Bill applies felony charge to owners of dogs that maim or kill

    01/31/2018 5:03:11 PM PST · by boycott · 26 replies
    AL.com ^ | 1-31-2018 | Mike Carson
    Legislation moving through the Alabama State House would make owners of dogs who injure or kill people subject to felony charges. The bill is named after Emily Colvin, who was attacked and killed by five dogs in front of her home in Section in Jackson County in December. Colvin was 24. Five members of Colvin's family were on hand today when House and Senate committees approved the bill, which is sponsored in the House by Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville. Ledbetter said the attack on Colvin happened a few miles from his home. Sen. Steve Livingston, R-Scottsboro, is the Senate sponsor....
  • Fleeing bank robbery suspects caught at Tim Hortons drive-thru (Mmmmm Doughnuts)

    01/30/2018 10:49:49 AM PST · by jerod · 18 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Jan 30, 2018 11:56 AM | Gabrielle Fahmy, Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon
    A man and woman who were allegedly fleeing a bank robbery were arrested in Bouctouche after they stopped at a Tim Horton's drive-thru. RCMP say several thousands of dollars was stolen from a Royal Bank during the heist Monday afternoon in eastern New Brunswick, but the money has since been recovered. The man, who was on parole at the time, is expected to face charges of robbery and disguise with intent in Moncton provincial court this afternoon, RCMP said. The woman is scheduled to appear in court on May 8. Royal Bank employees called police shortly after 4 p.m. on...
  • Enviros Push Meat Tax (More Looney Tune Left ideas)

    01/25/2018 8:56:21 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 20 replies
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | 01/24/18 | Posted by ATR
    Environmentalists are targeting your hamburgers and buffalo wings with a “Meat Tax.” And they claim they have “never been closer to a meat tax.” As reported by Bloomberg Law: Hamburger addicts, barbecue junkies, and fried chicken fanatics may soon be asked to pay a surcharge for their obsessions with meat. Excise taxes on beef, pork, and chicken could be the next big thing in a state and local tax environment that’s already comfortable with “sin tax” regimes aimed at cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, and gambling and is adapting quickly to special levies on sugar-sweetened beverages, greenhouse gases, and marijuana. While there...
  • These Child-Like Sex Dolls Are Designed To Keep Pedophiles From Offending

    01/24/2018 9:24:22 AM PST · by OneVike · 90 replies
    Rebel Circus ^ | 1/18/18 | ????
    <p>Pedophilia is considered to be the most taboo issue in the world. For obvious reasons, those who are known pedophiles live with a huge stigma attached to them. Many of them struggle with pedophilic impulses but don’t act on them - and they have been the subject of much media attention, scientific attention, and psychiatric attention as well.</p>
  • K-12: Killing Democracy

    01/03/2018 3:07:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 3, 2017 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Rudolf Flesch, in his 1955 book, noted that "things have changed in the last 10, 20 years. For the first time in history, American parents see their children getting less education than they got themselves. Their sons and daughters come home from school and they can't read the newspaper; they can't spell simple words like February or Wednesday; they don't know the difference between Austria and Australia. The fathers and mothers don't know the reason for this, but they know that something terrible has happened to their most precious dreams and aspirations[.]" Isn't it beautiful – the way Flesch perceives...
  • Terrell Owens Claims He’s Being Blackballed From the NFL Like Colin Kaepernick

    12/26/2017 6:24:56 PM PST · by bobk333 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/25/2017
    “What’s stopping Colin Kaepernick from being in the league?” Owens said to TMZ Sports. “Owners, general managers, it’s all about an opportunity. Same thing with Colin. You trying to tell me that he can’t play in the league right now?
  • Hallelujah- Lindsey Stirling- #aSaviorIsBorn

    12/26/2017 12:17:25 PM PST · by PapaBear3625 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | Lindsey Sterling
    Hallelujah- Lindsey Stirling- #aSaviorIsBorn Lovely Christmas music
  • How the Creator of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Got the Gospel Past CBS Execs

    12/26/2017 5:38:09 AM PST · by smileyface · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Dec 24, 2017 | Scott Whitlock
    Charles Schulz insisted on one core purpose: A ...Charlie Brown Christmas had to be about something. Namely, the true meaning of Christmas. Otherwise, Schulz said, “Why bother doing it?” To Coca-Cola’s credit, Mendelson says, the corporate sponsor never balked at the idea of including New Testament passages. The result — Linus’s reading from the Book of Luke about the meaning of the season — became “the most magical two minutes in all of TV animation,” the producer says....
  • Alberto Fujimori: Peru's ex-president pardoned

    12/24/2017 9:15:30 PM PST · by Nextrush · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/24/2017 | BBC
    Imprisoned former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has been pardoned by incumbent leader Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Mr. Kuczynski's office said in a statement that Fukimori, 79, was being released on health grounds. Fujimori-who was in power from 1990 to 2000-was recently taken from prison to hospital because of low blood pressure and abnormal heart rhythm. He has been serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses and corruption..... He was admired by some Peruvians for combating Maoist rebels, whereas his critics consider him a corrupt dictator. Fujimori has been in and out of hospital for a variety of health problems in...
  • Obsessive selfie-taking is now a mental disorder called ‘selfitis’

    12/23/2017 6:54:03 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 55 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | December 23, 2017 | Hillary Grigonis
    According to the researchers, individuals suffering from selfitis use selfies to try to boost their confidence or their mood, along with other motivations like conforming and social competition. The researchers say that taking selfies can be an addictive behavior that also points to more underlying mental health issues, like low self-confidence.
  • Cabot Gun Co. offers heirloom-quality 1911 style commemorative "Trump 45" pistol

    12/22/2017 7:21:28 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 31 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | 11/30/2017 | Duncan Johnson
    Read more: https://www.ammoland.com/2017/11/trump-45-pistols-cabot-guns/#ixzz523DC1UWb Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Follow us: @Ammoland on Twitter | Ammoland on Facebook Pittsburgh –-(Ammoland.com)- Cabot Gun Company, LLC, elite manufacturer of precision, American-made firearms, today debuted its new commemorative Trump 45 pistols finished in 24 karat gold. The guns also contain elements made from meteorite. This limited edition, heirloom-quality 1911 style pistol features engravings of “TRUMP 45” on one side and “45th President of the United States” on the other. “Making a great American product is how we express our appreciation for President Trump’s commitment to making America great again,” said Rob Bianchin, Founder and...
  • Obama Signs Stimulus Plan Into Law

    12/20/2017 10:04:58 PM PST · by libh8er · 17 replies
    CBS News / AP ^ | 2.17.2009
    Racing to reverse the country's economic spiral, President Barack Obama signed the mammoth stimulus package into law Tuesday and readied a new $50 billion foreclosure rescue for legions of Americans who are in danger of losing their homes. There was no recovery yet for beleaguered automakers, who were back in Washington for more bailout billions. General Motors Corp. said it was closing plants, Chrysler LLC said it was cutting vehicle models and both said they were getting rid of thousands more jobs as they made their restructuring cases for $5 billion more for Chrysler and as much as $16.6 billion...
  • VANITY: Let's retire the freepathon--It's old enough!

    12/12/2017 10:44:13 AM PST · by redhead · 8 replies
    Vanity | 12/12/2017 | Self
    FREE REPUBLIC is THE most open and user-friendly Conservative discussion board on the net. It is entirely funded by donations, and provides a service no other chat forum can even come close to.There are members who have been here since 1998, and who faithfully contribute monthly. If you are new to FR, or if you have lurked for some time without contributing your opinions or your support, please consider signing up for a monthly donation, and do two things at once: Help us eliminate quarterly freepathons and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that the Conservative voice of Americans everywhere will...
  • An In-depth Interview with Attorney Tom Mars (truncated)

    12/12/2017 5:21:12 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 2 replies
    Winning Cures everything ^ | Monday, December 11, 2017, 3:43 PM | Gary Segars
    Several players from Ole Miss made a trip to Michigan to visit with Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverine football program this past weekend. After the events of the last few weeks – Matt Luke hired as coach, the NCAA sanctions handed down, players stating that they wanted to transfer, etc – I wanted to dig into what all is happening. As I was putting information together for this story, it was announced that Lee Tyner is resigning from his post. On December 7th, I read an article by Brad Logan at Gridiron now, titled “Ole Miss Must Defend Itself –...
  • Berlin Police Find 200 Rounds Under Mosque (Quickly Rule Out Terrorism Of Course).

    12/11/2017 9:32:36 AM PST · by Djl3668 · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12/11 | Julian Robinson
    German police descended on a Christmas market in Berlin after two bags of bullets were found under a nearby mosque last night. About 200 rounds of ammunition was found in an underground car park in West Berlin - but officers quickly ruled out any terror link. The discovery came with Germany still on high alert after a wave of terror attacks and almost a year after a jihadist killed 12 by crashing a lorry through a market in the city.
  • Environmental Scientists Call for Worldwide Glitter Ban to Save Earth

    12/01/2017 8:12:02 AM PST · by bar sin·is·ter · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/30/2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Environmental scientists are urging lawmakers around the world to ban glitter from being used in art supplies because of the damage glitter particles do to the environment. Scientists are particularly concerned that the plastic particles that make up glitter would pollute the environment and poison the animals who eat from it, CBS Philadelphia reported. Dr. Trisia Farrelly, an environmental anthropologist at Massey University in New Zealand, says she wants to see glitter banned because of the damage it does to the ecosystem. “I think all glitter should be banned because it’s microplastic,” she said.
  • Sources: NFL agrees to commit nearly $100M over seven years to social justice causes

    11/29/2017 9:47:26 PM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 154 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 30, 2017 | Jim Trotter and Jason Reid
    The NFL and a group of players reached an agreement in principle late Wednesday night to partner on a plan to address social justice issues considered important to African-American communities, ESPN has learned. The unprecedented agreement calls for the league to contribute nearly $100 million over seven years to projects dealing with criminal justice reform, law enforcement/community relations and education. During a conference call Wednesday night, Malcolm Jenkins and Anquan Boldin, who lead roughly 40 players who have negotiated with the league office about demonstrations during the national anthem, guided the group through the highlights of the package, which represents...