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  • Today's Toons 7/2/15

    07/02/2015 1:01:26 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 1 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 7/2/15 | pookie18
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  • Mike Rowe Reveals His Feelings About The Confederate Flag Controversy

    07/02/2015 12:51:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | July 1, 2015
    TV personality Mike Rowe has expressed his thoughts on social media about the ongoing Confederate flag controversy which became a national issue after the horrific Charleston shooting. Mike Rowe has more than once used his Facebook platform to respond to fans’ questions about current issues from a non-ideological, non-partisan perspective. In this instance, a fan asked him about his feelings about the confederate flag. The former Dirty Jobs host on Discovery, Mike Rowe is currently starring in a similar reality show on CNN called Somebody’s Gotta Do It. You may have also recently seen him on TV as a pitchman...
  • Going with the Flow ... Mark Steyn

    07/02/2015 12:28:33 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 3 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 2 July 2015 | Mark Steyn
    I started the day on Bill Bennett's radio show, which is always fun. Jonah Goldberg was on before me, and advanced the proposition, after the Supreme Court's almighty constitutional bender last week, that it wasn't so bad; conservatives who just pottered around in their own world and tended to their families would still be able to lead lives largely unbattered by the forces of "progress". A few minutes later, one of Bill's listeners, Claudine, came on and said that's what Germans reckoned in the 1930s: just keep your head down and the storm will pass. How'd that work out? Claudine...
  • America’s Crumbling Infrastructure?

    07/02/2015 12:25:42 AM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies
    Most politicians and transportation interest groups claim that America’s infrastructure is in bad shape. At a recent House Ways and Means Committee hearing, Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said our roads and bridges are in “a sorry state.” At the same hearing Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, reported, “Two-thirds of highways are in poor or mediocre condition.” These statements are reinforced every time we drive over a pothole on the way to work. So it’s no surprise that many people think most roads in the United States are of poor quality. However, government statistics tell a...
  • Trump: ‘Last Thing We Need Is Another Bush’

    07/02/2015 12:03:50 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1 Jul 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Trump began by talking about his polling numbers compared to Jeb Bush, stating, “Well, I’m not happy being behind Jeb Bush, to be honest with you. Because I don’t get, he’s in favor of Common Core, he’s very weak on immigration, extremely weak on immigration. He thinks people come over for love, and I’m not at all happy.
  • The Secret Scam of Streetcars: How to Sell a 100-Year-Old Technology as the Future of Transportation

    07/02/2015 12:01:45 AM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 10 replies
    reason.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Rob Montz
    Meet the Thighmaster of urban public policy: streetcars. Municipal politicians across the country have convinced themselves that this costly, clunky hardware can revitalize their flabby downtown economies. That includes the fearless leaders of America's capital city. The D.C. government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the last decade trying to erect a streetcar line in the up-and-coming neighborhood of H Street. The project has been an epic disaster, perfectly demonstrating how ill-suited streetcars are to modern urban life.
  • AFRICAN ELEPHANTS ARE FACING A GRAVE CRISIS

    Introduction : It is extremely distressing to know what is happening in Africa these days specially since 2012 namely the mindless slaughter on an unprecedented scale of African Forest Elephants and Savannah Elephants from Kenya in East Africa to Gabon in Central Africa and from Gabon in Central Africa to Mozambique in South-East Africa. Most African Countries seem to be quite indifferent about the plight of Elephants in their respective countries. Facts regarding the mass slaughter of Elephants : In countries like Kenya and Tanzania, African Savannah Elephants are slaughtered for their ivory by poachers on foot and from the...
  • U of Wisconsin Faculty Advised Not to Say ‘America Is a Melting Pot’ Because That’s Racist

    07/01/2015 11:56:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | July 1, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Another phrase declared unacceptable by the college PC police. The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point has told its faculty that seemingly innocuous phrases such as “America is a melting pot” are actually racial microaggressions and should not be used. The suggestion was one of many no-no phrases listed on an “Examples of Racial Microaggressions” document that the school handed out “as a discussion item for some new faculty and staff training over the past few years,” according to an e-mail a school official sent to the College Fix. Other “microaggressions” on the list include asking “Where are you from,”...
  • 11 Juicy Nuggets from the latest batch of Hillary Clinton Emails

    07/01/2015 11:54:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-1-15 | Chuck Ross
    A bold-faced political hatchet job, a mysterious memo, a bad pun and a predictable dig at Fox News. Those are just some of the enlightening tidbits contained in the 3,000 pages of Hillary Clinton emails released late Tuesday. The exchanges, which span the period between March 2009 and December 2009, show that Clinton maintained a relatively tight-knit circle of State Department aides who worked to plan schedules, arrange secure phone calls and draft speeches. They also show that Clinton corresponded more frequently than previously known with her longtime friend Sidney Blumenthal. Here are 11 of the most interesting snippets from...
  • Why Hasn’t The DNC Released Its Full Autopsy Report Yet?

    07/01/2015 11:41:17 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-1-15 | Alex Pappas
    Earlier this year, the Democratic National Committee said it would release its full report on what went wrong for the party in the 2014 elections and what it can do to better perform in future elections by May. It’s now July, and that hasn’t happened yet. In February, the DNC released a preliminary nine-page report, saying its Democratic Victory Task Force final recommendations would be made public by mid-2015. “In May of 2015 the Task Force — in partnership with the Democratic National Committee — will release a strategic plan to guide the Party’s efforts through the 2022 elections,” the...
  • Donald Trump continuing to give canned responses

    07/01/2015 11:35:16 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    I think one thing Trump is doing correctly is ignoring specific details of questions he is being asked. 90% of the questions the GOP contenders will be getting asked will be total BS or a set up; and the bait should not be taken. In 2012, Juan Williams asked a stupid question about why the majority of blacks oppose the death penalty and whites support the death penalty. They should have used the question to attack affirmative action as being unconstitutional or busing for causing violence.
  • You can now use any Android app on your Mac w/ BlueStacks App Player

    07/01/2015 11:34:19 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | July 1, 2015
    Crossy Road on Mac with BlueStacks BlueStacks, a free desktop Android emulator that lets users play any mobile game or app on the big screen with a mouse and keyboard, has mostly been limited to PC users until today. But Mac users are about to get access to the software that the company says already has around 90 million users on Windows. While the app arrived briefly as an alpha release of Mac users back in 2012, this morning the company is launching an official release of the popular BlueStacks App Player software for Mac for the first time, allowing...
  • Chris Hitchens on Hillary (and Bill) March 2001!

    07/01/2015 11:32:39 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 19,2013 | Christopher Hitchens/Dennis Miller
    Dennis Miller Live S08 E07 March 2 2001 Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens correctly characterizes (throughout the segment) the Clinton grifting couple. WARNING-this is an HBO show, foul language and sophisticated, accurate descriptions of how nasty these two are, by people who knew and know. Prescient. Beginning at time signature 22:17 Hitchens talks about Billy Boy moving back to blacks (like the current church burning non-events of today) into Harlem, and further how it is Hillary who is after the money and always was. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Z2XEYAIbo
  • Hillary Mocked Anti-Castro Cubans

    07/01/2015 11:29:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    DC Caller ^ | 7-1-15 | Patric Howley
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton mocked the anti-Castro sentiment of Miami Cubans and their influence on the political process, according to newly released State Department emails. On December 16, 2009, State Department legislative affairs staffer Richard Verma emailed Secretary of State Clinton to update her on the status of the Obama administration’s pick for ambassador to Brazil. Their pick Tom Shannon was being blocked at the time by then-Republican Florida Sen. George LeMieux, who viewed Shannon as being weak on Cuba’s Castro regime. LeMieux was reportedly backing Charlie Crist against his tea party primary opponent Marco Rubio in a race...
  • Dirty Harare City Now “A Warzone”

    07/01/2015 11:12:29 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 12 replies
    Zimeye ^ | July 2, 2015
    VOA|Harare in the 1980s was affectionately referred to as the sunshine city because of its cleanliness. The city was orderly with well-maintained roads, bright street lights and clean running water and the blooming jacaranda trees also gave the it a unique view. But things have taken a bad turn as the city has been decaying since the 1990s. Buildings are now resembling a war zone and children hang around on street corners with nowhere to go and homeless people tell stories of disease and crime. These pictures reveal real-life scenes from an urban area hit-hard by the recession and still...
  • Wisconsin GOP ‘welcomes’ Bernie Sanders with billboards

    07/01/2015 11:11:46 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 7-1-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – The Republican Party of Wisconsin is offering a big welcome to ultra-liberal presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for his Badger State sojourn. The socialist Vermont U.S. senator who is making presumptive Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton increasingly nervous takes his wealth redistribution to Madison Wednesday evening. Some 10,000 people are expected to be in attendance, according to published reports. RPW has placed billboards around the state “welcoming” Sanders, and the party has launched a microsite highlighting the “extreme” positions that Sanders – and now Hillary Clinton – have embraced. Superimposing Sanders’ and Clinton’s heads on the bodies of...
  • Rudyard Kipling and "The Gods of the Copybook Headings"

    07/01/2015 11:10:54 PM PDT · by No One Special · 3 replies
    doctorspiller.com ^ | circa 2000 | Martin S. Spiller
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, and also for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India.  He wrote classic poems and stories which include (among many others) "The Jungle book", a children's book of short stories which contains the famous story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the poems "Gunga Din" and "Mandalay". He also wrote the novels "The Man Who Would Be King" and "Captains Courageous", as well as his two most famous poems, "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" and "IF__".  He was born in India, and...
  • Utility: Crews robbed at gunpoint restoring power in Detroit

    07/01/2015 11:06:03 PM PDT · by dr_lew · 8 replies
    WNDU ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | Associated Press
    <p>DETROIT A utility says three line crews have been robbed at gunpoint of cash and cellphones while trying to restore power in Detroit after weekend storms.</p> <p>Michael Lynch, chief security officer for DTE Energy Co., tells the Detroit Free Press each robbery involved two or three suspects and it's possible the robberies are related. The Detroit News reports one happened Saturday and the others were Monday.</p>
  • Bernie Sanders attracts massive crowd in Madison, Wisconsin

    07/01/2015 11:02:40 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    DC Caller ^ | 7-1-15 | Al Weaver
    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders attracted a near sell out crowd Wednesday night at Madison Veteran's Memorial Stadium which seats about 10,000 people.
  • California Is A Microcosm Of American Mediocrity

    07/01/2015 10:31:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Investors' Business Daily ^ | 7-1-15 | Victor Davis Hansen
    California keeps reminding us what has gone astray with America in recent years. The state is in the midst of a crippling four-year-old drought. Yet it has built almost no major northern or central mountain reservoirs since the New Melones Dam of 1979. That added nearly 3 million acre-feet to the state's storage reserves — a critical project that was almost canceled by endless environmental lawsuits and protests. Although California has almost doubled in population since the dam's construction, its politicians apparently decided that completing more northern and Sierra Nevada water projects was passe. So the parched state now prays...
  • FBI Looks Into Fiber-Optic Vandalism in Northern California

    07/01/2015 10:23:58 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 15 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | JULY 1, 2015 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The latest snips occurred Tuesday, when someone sliced at least three fiber-optic cables in an underground vault in Alameda County east of San Francisco. The cuts disrupted Internet and phone service around Sacramento for 20 hours before service was restored.
  • World’s Jewish Population Approaching Pre-Holocaust Numbers

    07/01/2015 10:21:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 12 replies
    CBS ^ | 7/1/2015 | Varios
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The world’s Jewish population has almost rebounded to pre-Holocaust numbers, according to a new report.
  • U.S. Chamber Fights Smoking Laws While Hospitals and Insurers Sit on Its Board

    07/01/2015 10:20:08 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 1, 2015 | By Danny Hakim
    Anthem, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, wants its members to stop smoking. It reimburses those who enroll in smoking-cessation programs or who buy products, like nicotine patches, intended to help people quit. It has even offered to arrange sessions with a coach who talks smokers through the process of quitting. “Smoking is an unhealthy habit,” the insurer proclaimed in one of its publications. “It’s a smart business decision to urge your employees to quit smoking.” But Anthem’s executive vice president, Wayne S. DeVeydt, serves on the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is engaged in a...
  • Cleared of Murder, a Man Punches His Lawyer

    07/01/2015 10:15:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 1, 2015 | JAMES C. McKINLEY
    A man who stabbed a 9-year-old boy to death on the Upper West Side punched his defense lawyer in the face on Wednesday afternoon at State Supreme Court just minutes after a jury determined he was not criminally responsible by reason of insanity. It took more than two dozen court officers to subdue the defendant, Alejandro Morales, 31, as he crashed around the Manhattan courtroom, swinging wildly at the officers, slamming into the prosecutor’s table and ending up sprawled face down in the jury box, witnesses said. “He’s a very disturbed and volatile man, and we saw stark evidence of...
  • With Pollution Levels Dropping, is Small Particle Air Pollution Really Killing Americans?

    07/01/2015 9:59:57 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | July 1, 2015 | Guest essay by Steve Goreham
    Unnoticed by most citizens, last week the United States Senate introduced the “Secret Science Reform Act of 2015.” The act is aimed at the Environmental Protection Agency’s practice of refusing to disclose data from scientific studies that support new pollution regulations. The act indirectly questions the EPA assertion that Americans are dying today from small particle air pollution. Past EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson testified before Congress in 2011, stating, “Particulate matter causes premature death. It doesn’t make you sick. It’s directly causal to dying sooner than you should.” Particulate matter refers to PM2.5, classified by the EPA as particles smaller...
  • Former Applebee’s employee among 2 charged in manager’s murder

    07/01/2015 9:59:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 1, 2015 | Nina Golgowski
    Nearly a month after an Applebee's manager was shot to death in a Georgia restaurant’s parking lot, two men have been charged with his murder. Fayetteville police say Greg Haney Jr., 24, and Ledarius Jawon Jackson, 25, gunned down Gregory Smith in a coldblooded robbery attempt that wrongly assumed he was carrying cash. The 27-year-old father to a 15-month-old girl was discovered dead several hours later by his fiancée after he failed to return home and she grew concerned.
  • How the Democrats became the new party of liberty (Because, "gay marriage" of course)

    07/01/2015 9:59:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Week ^ | July 1, 2015 | Peter Weber
    In the U.S., liberty is a cherished ideal dating back to at least the Boston Tea Party, and both major parties have tried to claim its mantle. But the Republican Party has been more successful at it in recent decades, starting with Ronald Reagan's election in 1980. That election ushered in the GOP as we know it today — anti-tax, anti-spending, anti-regulation, aggressive on foreign policy — and marks the point at which conservatives were able to convince Americans that their ideas were boons to freedom. Last week, the balance finally shifted, after national Democrats almost universally embraced the Supreme...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-02-15

    07/01/2015 9:53:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 07-02-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 2, 2015  Thursday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 22:1b-19 God put Abraham to the test. He called to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. Then God said: “Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah. There you shall offer him up as a burnt offering on a height that I will point out to you.” Early the next morning Abraham saddled his donkey, took with him his son Isaac, and two of his servants as well, and with the wood that he had cut...
  • NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Stays the Course to Pluto

    07/01/2015 9:40:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    NASA ^ | July 1, 2015 | Staff
    NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is getting a final “all clear” as it speeds closer to its historic July 14 flyby of Pluto and the dwarf planet’s five moons. After seven weeks of detailed searches for dust clouds, rings, and other potential hazards, the New Horizons team has decided the spacecraft will remain on its original path through the Pluto system instead of making a late course correction to detour around any hazards. Because New Horizons is traveling at 30,800 mph (49,600 kph), a particle as small as a grain of rice could be lethal. “We’re breathing a collective sigh of...
  • Brooklyn’s Obnoxious Secret Flag Burning Ends With A Whimper

    07/01/2015 9:35:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 1, 2015 | Kate Briquelet
    A Brooklyn group burned the American flag—but were too scared to show up to their own media circus. This is what happens when you try to host a mass flag burning in Brooklyn: You don't. At least not on the day advertised on social media. Because on Wednesday evening, a horde of patriotic bikers and American-flag-hoisting hotheads crawled out of the city's conservative netherworld and descended on Fort Greene Park—hell-bent on stopping a red, white and blue barbecue they tripped over on Facebook. “We’re here to [expletive] up tiny liberal punks,” one biker reportedly declared. Little did they know the...
  • In Tennessee, Obama Sings Davy Crockett

    07/01/2015 9:23:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/15 | Charlie Spiering
    The president appears more willing to burst into song after some rave reviews for his rendition of Amazing Grace. During a conversation about Obamacare in Tennessee, President Obama took a question from a man named Davy Crockett. “You don’t have a beaver cap,” Obama said to the man as he asked about about pushing through his application for social security. “Y’all remember that TV show? Actually a lot of people are too young here,” he said before singing a few bars of the tune. (Video)
  • Episcopalians Vote to Allow Same-Sex Weddings in Churches

    07/01/2015 9:15:37 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7-1-2015 | Breitbart News
    <p>SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church’s embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.</p>
  • Confederate Flag Opposers, Supposedly Uneducated

    07/01/2015 9:02:17 PM PDT · by celmak · 79 replies
    Alfonzo Rachel ^ | 06/30/2015 | Alfonzo Rachel
    The inner democrat really comes out when it comes to the confederate battle flag. Those who wave it say they support your right to free speech as long as it agrees with us. Because if you disagree with us then you’re just uneducated. I’d expect that from democrats. It’s sad to hear that from republicans defending a flag born by democrats waved in battle against them and the United States. And I agree that democrat voters who oppose said flag are uneducated about it because their party created it in the 1st place, but republican voters who oppose it know...
  • Who came out against Facebook’s rainbow flags?

    07/01/2015 8:53:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    BBC Trending ^ | 29 June 2015 | Olga Bugorkova and Ghada Tantawi
    It was wildly popular, but not everybody likes Facebook’s pro-gay marriage photo filter—it’s prompted a backlash in Russia and across the Arab world. If you went on Facebook over the weekend you may have seen friends’ profile pictures turned multicolored. Maybe you even tinted your own pic. A rainbow filter tool was introduced by the company after last week’s landmark Supreme Court decision which cleared the way for same-sex marriage across the US. But in some areas of the world, the response to the initiative was less than enthusiastic—and even downright hostile. In Russia, several filters were created which splash...
  • Gay marriage ruling: Some officials stop holding weddings

    07/01/2015 8:34:37 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 1, 2015
    Officials in the US south are resisting last week's Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage by refusing to issue licences to any couples - gay or straight.
  • Donald Trump offers rare praise for Obama

    07/01/2015 8:33:35 PM PDT · by South40 · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | 1 JUL 2015 | Eugene Scott,
    Washington (CNN)Bombastic GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump offered a rare spot of praise for President Barack Obama on Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Don Lemon. He also said improving race relations would be a priority for him if elected president. The hotel developer shared his views on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon while reflecting on the Charleston Massacre, where nine African-Americans were killed in a church earlier this month by a white man who said he wanted to start a race war. Trump, a staunch critic of Obama, spoke highly of the eulogy the President gave at the funeral...
  • Pope Francis says he supports setting a fixed date for Easter Sunday

    07/01/2015 8:31:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | July 01, 2015
    Pope Francis said he supports the idea of setting a fixed date for Easter Sunday, which for centuries has moved back and forth according to the lunar calendar. Easter and the Holy Week that precedes it is rooted in the Jewish Passover and fixed on the first full moon, which falls on the first Sunday after the spring equinox, March 21. […] The Orthodox Churches normally celebrate Easter a week after the Catholics. […] Historians and expert agree that a common date for Easter would encourage “reconciliation between the Christian churches.” …
  • Bill Clinton’s Brazilian Adventure:Bill Incommunicado In the Land of Carnival (2009)

    07/01/2015 8:29:24 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 1, 2015 | Andrew Stiles
    Hillary Clinton made multiple unsuccessful attempts to reach Bill Clinton by phone during the former president’s 2009 trip to Brazil, where he was giving the keynote speech at an ethanol summit hosted by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association. The batch of emails released by the State Department late Tuesday included the following exchange from June 4, 2009. It raises questions, such as: “What else are the Clintons hiding?”
  • Rep. candidate: They're raping us! Dem. candidate: Pretend you like it so they vote Democrat!

    07/01/2015 8:22:43 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 2 replies
    1-7-2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    A Republican candidate: They're raping us! A Democrat candidate: Pretend you like it so they vote Democrat!
  • Facebook Struggles with Gaining a Diverse Employee Base, Remains Predominately White

    07/01/2015 8:20:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    Latin Post ^ | By Nicole Akoukou Thompson
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has voiced a desire to transform the demographics of Facebook's employee base to better echo the company's billion-plus international users. However, Facebook's most recent diversity report revealed that white men continue to have a claim on positions at Facebook. The online social networking service claims that diversity is central to the company's mission, observing "genders, races, ages, sexual orientations, characteristics and points of view." Additionally, they've insisted that a diverse workforce "is not only the right thing to do - it's the smart thing to do for our business." With that said, numbers show that Facebook...
  • Man, 35, Marries Six-Year-Old Child in Name of Tradition

    07/01/2015 8:19:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, 2 July 2015
    Girl married off to man 29 years her senior in exchange for moneyChild marriage is rampant in some parts of India till date. However, a recent image that showed a 35-year-old man marrying a six-year-old girl in the Indian state of Rajasthan has created fresh furore over this notorious tradition. According to the UK daily Metro, Ratan Lal Jat, 35, a counciller married the child in a secret ceremony. The wedding was arranged by a local marriage broker who dealt with such shady marriages in return for fees. Ratan Lal Jat, if the police officials are to be believed, got...
  • Tony Perkins speaks at FBC Dallas

    07/01/2015 8:05:30 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 6 replies
    FBC Dallas ^ | 06/28/15 | Tony Perkins
    Tony Perkins from the Family Research Council, spoke at FBC Dallas and addressed how Christians should respond to what's happening in this country. It's worth a listen
  • First-degree felony charges to be sought against Texas AG Ken Paxton

    07/01/2015 8:00:59 PM PDT · by texas booster · 26 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 01 July 2015 | GROMER JEFFERS JR.
    A special prosecutor said Wednesday that he’ll ask a Collin County grand jury to indict Texas Attorney Ken Paxton on first-degree felony charges of violating state securities law. The prosecutor, Houston defense attorney Kent Schaffer, says a Texas Rangers investigation of Paxton revealed that the attorney general broke laws beyond what he admitted to last year, when he was fined $1,000 by the State Securities Board. “That’s what we intend to present to the grand jury,” said Schaffer of a first-degree felony case. “We have a sufficient amount of evidence. Whether it leads to a criminal indictment or not is...
  • Tiger Woods is 'dating' ex-wife of friend and fellow professional golfer .. serial cheater

    07/01/2015 8:00:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 July 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Tiger Woods is 'dating' ex-wife of friend and fellow professional golfer: Report claims serial cheater started relationship while he was still with Lindsey Vonn. [ Full Title ] ... Serial cheater Tiger Woods is dating the ex-wife of a friend and fellow professional golfer, a report claims. The 39-year old is said to be having a 'steamy affair' with Amanda Boyd, 27 - who divorced former PGA Championship winner Jason Dufner in April. ... in May that Woods was dumped by Vonn because she caught him cheating in February during the Farmers Insurance Open - a week before Boyd and...
  • Polygamous Montana trio applies for wedding license

    07/01/2015 8:00:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 07/01/2015 | By MATT VOLZ
    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife. Nathan Collier and his wives Victoria and Christine applied at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings on Tuesday in an attempt to legitimize their polygamous marriage. Montana, like all 50 states, outlaws bigamy — holding multiple marriage licenses — but Collier said he plans to sue if the application is denied. “It’s about marriage equality,” Collier told The Associated Press Wednesday. “You...
  • Cruz: ‘Sad’ US Will Have Embassy in Havana Before Having an Embassy In Jerursalem

    07/01/2015 7:56:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | July 1, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate and Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) denounced the US opening an embassy in Cuba wondering “How sad is it that under the Obama administration the United States is going to have an embassy in Havana before we have an embassy in Jerusalem?” on Wednesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.”Cruz said, “I think this is a serious mistake. It’s a manifestation of the pattern of weakness and appeasement towards our enemies that has characterized the Obama-Clinton foreign policy. It’s the same pattern that occurred — that is occurring with regard to Russia, with regard to Iran, and it’s a...
  • ‘This Is An Insult’: Ann Coulter and Geraldo Rivera Clash Over Illegal Immigration and Crime [VIDEO]

    07/01/2015 7:53:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 07/01/2015 | Billy Hallowell
    Ann Coulter and Geraldo Rivera clashed on Tuesday night over illegal immigration and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s controversial claim that Mexico is ”sending people that have lots of problems” to America. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” Trump said when announcing his candidacy. “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” Coulter, who takes a hard line on illegal immigration, didn’t defend Trump directly but said she believes the government should be using...
  • Ex-CNNer Lynne Russell's husband kills robber in wild motel shootout

    07/01/2015 7:50:32 PM PDT · by rikkir · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/1/2015 | Shawn Cohen
    A road trip down old Route 66 led to a Wild West-style motel shootout for a pioneering CNN anchor and her former-soldier hubby. Lynne Russell — the first woman to ever solo-anchor a primetime network news show — and Chuck de Caro, 65, had stopped at a Motel 6 for the night in Albuquerque when an intruder slipped into their room as Russell went to grab something from the car around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. “I opened the door and he materialized out of nowhere; he was inside,” she told The Post. “And he pushed me into the room and onto...
  • What This Arizona Teen Pulled From His Ear Is Frig­htening

    07/01/2015 7:50:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    KSAT ^ | 7/1
    A Saline County teenager woke up Tuesday morning with excruciating pain in one of his ears. Grant Botti, 14, says he felt something strange in his ear and decided to grab hold of it. What he pulled out, would shock everyone. It was a 4-inch long centipede. Grant's mom, Angela Botti, put the still-alive centipede in a plastic bag and took Grant to the emergency room because he was still in pain. A doctor at Saline Memorial examined Grant's ear, finding some small abrasions in his ear drum. He was treated and released. Grant's mom says they don't know where...
  • Donald Trump Using Local Tech Company for Pres­idential Bid

    07/01/2015 7:43:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KSAT ^ | Cory Smith
    Low overhead, previous rela­tionship leads to Gile­s-Parscale selectionDonald Trump made his bid for the White House official Monday after filing the necessary paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission. In Iowa, Donald Trump takes his show on the road Donald Trump says he's running for president in 2016 The billionaire business mogul's campaign has ties to San Antonio. His campaign website, donaldjtrump.com, was designed by Giles-Parscale, a local web design and web marketing firm. "I think a lot of people are surprised when they find out that we work with Trump in San Antonio, and that we have that type of...