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  • "Ghost Riders in the Sky" - instrumental synth-bagpipe cover, by Yours Truly

    07/21/2017 11:12:07 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 4 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 7/21/17 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg" (performance), Stan Jones (song)
    Yes, this "Ghost Riders in the Sky" with (synthesized) bagpipes replacing the lead vocal. No, I have no shame.For a free download of "Ghost Riders in the Sky," click here, click on More, and choose Download.
  • Woman at Large After Allegedly Stabbing Mercury News Employee (13 Times)

    07/21/2017 11:02:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    San Jose police are searching for a woman who allegedly stabbed a Mercury News employee early Friday. Officers responded around 2:30 a.m. to reports of a stabbing on the 800 block of Redbird Drive in Willow Glen. When they arrived, officers found a man suffering from at least one stab wound. The man was allegedly stabbed 13 times, police say. The victim was transported to a local area hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police say the victim and his attacker know each other, but haven’t confirmed yet what led to the stabbing. The newspaper has not yet identified...
  • American Eagle Introduces the Denim Hijab

    07/21/2017 10:37:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Has the hijab become as American as Apple and blue jeans? American Eagle Outfitters thinks so, considering the breakout star of its Fall 2017 campaign is a Somali refugee turned American model sporting a denim hijab. “Thank you @americaneagle for encouraging young America to follow their passions, express their individuality, and pursue their unique paths,” Halima Aden, 19, wrote in an Instagram post.
  • Klaus Eberwein "Commits Suicide" Ahead of Testimony Against Clinton Foundation - Media Blackout

    07/21/2017 10:30:16 AM PDT · by WhirlwindAttack · 13 replies
    FreedomOutpost.Com ^ | July 15, 2017 | Tim Brown
    Today, reports are out that a former head of a Haitian government development agency allegedly committed suicide just prior to allegedly testifying against the Clinton Foundation before the Haitian Senate Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, and the media is largely silent.
  • Opponents decry 12-year-old AL rape victim's abortion waiver

    07/21/2017 10:23:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    WSFA ^ | July 19, 2017 | WSFA 12 News Staff
    Two opponents of a 12-year-old Alabama girl's decision to have an abortion after she was raped by a relative spoke out Wednesday during a news conference in Montgomery. Win Johnson, former Legal Director for the Administrative Office of Courts under Chief Justice Roy Moore, and Lorie Mullins, Executive Director of COPE Pregnancy Center, who has counseled post-abortive women, spoke regarding the court's decision. On Wednesday, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals granted the unidentified child's petition to have an abortion without parental consent, a decision that bypasses Alabama's Parental Consent law. "There are two victims of this decision by the...
  • German media failed to report refugee crisis honestly, study finds

    07/21/2017 9:54:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies ^ | July 21, 2017
    People await refugees in Frankfurt in 2015. Photo: DPA An influential German institute has studied thousands of article published by daily newspapers during the refugee crisis. Their conclusion: journalists lost their objectivity and drove a wedge through society. As hundreds of thousands of refugees arrived in Germany in 2015 and early 2016, daily newspapers took on the role of “public educators” rather than objective critics of public policy, a team of researchers at the Otto Brenner Institute conclude, according to a report in Die Zeit this week. The researchers, led by former Die Zeit editor Michael Haller, studied thousands of...
  • Accountability, or lack thereof...

    07/21/2017 8:51:43 AM PDT · by Rustybucket · 2 replies
    7/21/2017 | Rustybucket
    In order for a body to be accountable, action must occur.
  • Vanity - McCain & Mueller must go.

    07/21/2017 7:38:02 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 42 replies
    John McCain, after making a statement proclaiming publicly, that he will return to the Senate to remain with his friends and to continue to hate, envy, taunt and harass his enemies, is neither sound of mind or body. This gent is now living in "Looney Tunesville" 100%, through no fault of his own (Cancer has destroyed him). McCain has already amply demonstrated for all to see, he is not the sharpest knife in the drawer. The good Governor of Arizona needs to declare McCain unfit to serve his office and immediately replace him with Ms. Kelly Ward. POTUS, Donald J....
  • NY Times reporter accuses white women of racism on city sidewalks

    07/21/2017 7:09:27 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 92 replies ^ | 7/21/17 | JOE CONCHA
    The New York Times is facing blowback on social media after publishing an essay by an African-American reporter who accused white women of racism for not ceding space on city sidewalks to black men. In a Wednesday essay titled "Was That Racist," reporter Greg Howard singled out white women for forcing him "off the sidewalk completely" when walking towards him, not allowing a straight path. "In seven years of living and walking here, I’ve found that most people walk courteously — but that white women, at least when I’m in their path, do not," Howard writes.
  • Friday Foolishness

    07/21/2017 6:41:41 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 11 replies
    friends' email circulating on web | 7/21/2017 | unknown
    Oldies but goodies. "There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Most common among these is the Mercedes-Benz SL500." Lynn Lavner "Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope." George Burns "Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole relationship." Sharon Stone "Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps." Tiger Woods "My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch." Jack Nicholson "Clinton lied....
  • Bag of NASA moon dust sells for $1.8M at auction

    07/21/2017 6:01:56 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 21, 2017
    A bag of moon dust from NASA’s Apollo 11 mission – which a woman bought for $995 in 2015 -- sold for $1.8 million at a Sotheby’s auction this week following an intense court battle. The bag, filled with moon dust by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the first manned mission to the moon in July 1969, had previously been misidentified and mistakenly sold at an online government auction. NASA’s attempt to retrieve the bag failed after a federal judge in December ruled it legally belonged to a Chicago-area woman who bought it two years ago. The buyer in Tuesday’s auction...
  • Orchard Argicultural Machines

    07/21/2017 5:06:41 AM PDT · by Trumpnation · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7-21-17 | JR
    Not quite sure how I feel about these hydraulic tree shakers...
  • Hugh Freeze resigns from Ole Miss after 'misdial' call to escort service on school-issued phone

    07/21/2017 3:20:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 20, 2017 | Pat Forde
    In a stunning turn of events, Hugh Freeze has resigned from Ole Miss. The move comes after the school found at least one call from the coach to an escort service on his school-issued cell phone. Athletic director Ross Bjork said the initial phone call originally was “attributed to a misdial.” But further vetting of Freeze’s phone records disclosed a “pattern of conduct” that led the school administration to confront Freeze this week. Bjork said he and school administrators spoke to Freeze Wednesday night.
  • Today's Toons 7/21/17

    07/21/2017 1:27:10 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 14 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 7/21/17 | pookie18
    Click on link
  • 4:08 PM on Friday 7/21 Shinagawa SSW of Tokyo pretty sure just felt a quake (vanity?)

    07/21/2017 12:19:52 AM PDT · by reed13k · 21 replies
    me | today | me
    10th floor of a hotel near Shinagawa station (here through the weekend if any local Freepers want to meet up... I got no plans)and fairly certain I just felt a quake - to me maybe a 2-3... Then again I'm tired of working and looking forward to a drink... so...
  • ‘Justine did not have to die’: Police chief condemns bride-to-be shooting

    07/20/2017 10:17:35 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 244 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 21, 2017 | 12:29am
    MINNEAPOLIS — The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call “should not have happened,” police Chief Janee Harteau said Thursday, adding that the officer’s actions “go against who we are in the department.” In her first public remarks since the death of Justine Damond, a 40-year-old life coach and bride-to-be, Harteau defended Officer Mohamed Noor’s training but criticized his actions. “The actions in question go against who we are in the department, how we train and the expectations we have for our officers,” Harteau said. “These were the actions and judgment...
  • CIA Director Pompeo slams NY Times for outing covert officer

    07/20/2017 9:09:50 PM PDT · by Robwin · 22 replies
    FoxNews: Politics ^ | July 20, 2017 | Samuel Chamberlain
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo blasted the New York Times Thursday for publishing the name of the undercover officer in charge of the agency's Iran operations. During a question-and-answer session at the Aspen Security Forum, an annual gathering of intelligence and national security officials and experts, Pompeo said the decision to publish the operative's name was "unconscionable." The audience applauded his statement after a brief period of silence. The operative's name, which Fox News is withholding, was published in a June 2 story. The Times said it was publishing the name because the officer had previously been identified in other news...
  • The Greatest Generation Just lost another Hero

    07/20/2017 8:42:54 PM PDT · by slouper · 65 replies
    Me | 08/20/17 | SCB
    I just wanted to let the community know that my Dad past away last night at 95 years . He was an American hero, a World War II B17 pilot with the 8th Air Force 379th Bomb Group out of Kimbolton Airfield England. He flew 25 missions and returned to be an B29 flight instructor at Roswell New Mexico. He became a petroleum engineer after graduating from OU and travelled the world with his family drilling wells for Mobil Oil and providing energy for all of us. BTW, I asked him about the Roswell incident , he was there at...
  • Video shows teens heckling, laughing at drowning Cocoa man

    07/20/2017 8:38:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    WESH ^ | July 20, 2017 | Dan Billow
    COCOA, Fla. — Calling it “beyond heartless,” Cocoa police are denouncing a video that shows a man drowning and crying out in distress, while five teens watch and laugh. Jamel Dunn, 31, of Cocoa, drowned in a retention pond in Cocoa on July 9, police said. His body was not discovered until July 12. Shortly after the discovery, a video surfaced on social media that shows Dunn in the water while teenagers nearby mock and curse him, police said. Dunn cries out, and a burst of laughter ensues from the teens, one of whom recorded the video on a phone,...
  • July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap For Mankind

    07/20/2017 7:15:24 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 42 replies
    NASA ^ | July 20, 2017 | NASA
    "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."