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  • Defense Secretary Suggests Civilians Are 'Pussies' For Sitting On The Sidelines

    08/22/2017 4:03:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Newsweek ^ | August 16, 2017 | Harriet Sinclair
    Donald Trump’s secretary of defense James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis appeared to suggest those who did not serve the country were “a bunch of pussies.” The retired general made the comments at an address to members of the U.S. Navy last week, and the transcript was made available by the Defense Department website this week. “You will have some of the best days of your life and some of the worst days of your life in the U.S. Navy, you know what I mean?" Mattis told the troops at an event at Naval Base Kitsap, Washington. "That means you're living. That...
  • Chelsea Clinton, others react after Daily Caller piece criticizes Barron Trump

    08/22/2017 3:59:15 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 1 replies
    AOL News ^ | August 22, 2017
    Presidential children can’t seem to avoid the media’s eye and Barron Trump, the 11-year-old son of the president and first lady Melania Trump, has faced his share of spotlight beginning as early as the inauguration. The Daily Caller published a piece on Monday titled, “It’s High Time Barron Trump Starts Dressing Like He’s In the White House,” which has attracted significant attention. The author, Ford Springer, asserts, “I’ve been on the Barron Trump train from the start, but it’s about time the president’s son starts dressing the part.” Springer continues his commentary concerning Barron’s “public appearance,” adding that the president...
  • Leftists Smash Christopher Columbus Monument

    08/22/2017 3:58:28 AM PDT · by davikkm · 2 replies
    breitbart ^ | IAN MASON
    Leftist vandals in Baltimore, Maryland, smashed a 225-year-old “racist” monument to discoverer of the new world Christopher Columbus with a sledge hammer in the wee hours of Monday morning, posting a two minute video of themselves in the act to YouTube. As reported by local news site Baltimore Brew, the masked vandal’s video and the signs they left beside the destroyed monument were laden with the same Marxist and college “critical race theory” jargon employed recently against supposedly “offensive” memorials to Confederate war dead and military heroes. An unseen narrator of the video speaks over footage of a be-hoodied man...
  • 2018 midterms: Dems target 80 House seats; Republicans respond by going on offense

    08/22/2017 3:38:57 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 8 replies ^ | August 21, 2017 | Peter Doocy
    Next year’s midterm elections already have Democrats dreaming of winning a lot more than the two-dozen seats they need to re-take the House majority. (snip) And as Democrats talk about an electoral “battlefield,” they are placing new emphasis on recruiting candidates who actually have served on a real one: veterans.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Baylor football players taught recruits how to target female students, [tr]

    08/22/2017 3:31:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 21, 2017 | Daniel Bates
    Baylor University football players took part in gang rape attacks because they thought that if 'you were one person's woman, you were everybody's', one of their victims has claimed.  The toxic culture at the largest Baptist university in the world bred dozens of 'predators' who knew how to target women when they were most vulnerable. A devastating new account of the sex scandal that shamed the Texas college says that there was an 'epidemic' of sexual assault that lasted for years.  'Violated: Exposing Rape at Baylor University Amid College Football's Sexual Assault Crisis' lays out in unprecedented detail the story...
  • North Korea shipments to Syria chemical arms agency intercepted: U.N. report

    08/22/2017 3:05:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | AUGUST 22, 2017
    North Korea shipments to Syria chemical arms agency intercepted: U.N. report UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Two North Korean shipments to a Syrian government agency responsible for the country's chemical weapons program were intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential United Nations report on North Korea sanctions violations. The report by a panel of independent U.N. experts, which was submitted to the U.N. Security Council earlier this month and seen by Reuters on Monday, gave no details on when or where the interdictions occurred or what the shipments contained. "The panel is investigating reported prohibited chemical, ballistic missile...
  • Fran works six days a week in fast food, and yet she's homeless: 'It's economic slavery'

    08/22/2017 2:52:15 AM PDT · by Cronos · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 22 August 2017 | Dominic Rushe
    Once a customer has barked their order into the microphone at the Popeyes drive-thru on Prospect Avenue, Kansas City, the clock starts. Staff have a company-mandated 180 seconds to take the order, cook the order, bag the order and deliver it to the drive-thru window. The restaurant is on “short shift” at the moment, which means it has about half the usual staff, so Fran Marion often has to do all those jobs herself. On the day we met, she estimates she processed 187 orders – roughly one every two minutes. Those orders grossed about $950 for the company. Marion...
  • India's supreme court bans Islamic instant divorce

    08/22/2017 2:47:15 AM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 22 August 2017 | AFP
    India’s top court has banned a controversial Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly, saying it was unconstitutional Victims of the practice known as “triple talaq”, whereby Muslim men can divorce their wives by reciting the word talaq (divorce) three times, had approached the supreme court to ask for a ban. ...The five supreme court judges were from India’s major faiths – Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism. In their ruling, they said it was “manifestly arbitrary” to allow a man to “break down [a] marriage whimsically and capriciously”. “What is sinful under religion cannot be valid...
  • 'These boys were raised among us': Islamic terror cell town reels after Catalonia attacks

    08/22/2017 2:44:34 AM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 22 August 2017 | Jonathan Watts
    A dark, narrow staircase leads up to the seventh-floor flat in the small Catalan town of Ripoll from where Abdelbaki Es Satty allegedly masterminded the terrorist cell that struck in Barcelona last Thursday. A bottle of the Moroccan imam’s scent sits on a sideboard, the miswak root he used to clean his teeth lies on a bedroom shelf, and his green Qur’an nestles behind the TV where he watched the daily news. “He didn’t talk much,” said Es Satty’s flatmate, Nordin. “He seemed normal. His face and words were normal. I didn’t know what problems he had in his head.”...
  • Family of dad who vanished 'see him in car park' 11 years later

    There has been a major breakthrough in the search for a missing father who was last seen leaving his Victorian home 11 years ago. Sanie Gillette and one of her sons claim they saw Russell Jenkin walking towards them in a Sunshine Coast car park last summer. Police are now renewing their appeal for information on Mr Jenkin, who was last seen previously more than a decade agao at the home he shared with Ms Gillette in suburban Melbourne. The pair had a fight in September, 2006 that led him to walk out of the family home and drive away,...
  • Houston man charged with trying to plant bomb at Confederate statue in Hermann Park

    08/22/2017 2:28:41 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 3 replies
    Chron ^ | Monday, August 21, 2017 | St. John Barned-Smith, Andrew Kragie, and Keri Blakinger
    The park ranger spotted him kneeling in the bushes by the 112-year-old Confederate statue, explosives in hand. Was he trying to harm the statue? she asked. Yes, he said. He didn't like the guy. The late-night confrontation at the statue of Confederate Lt. Dick Dowling — detailed in court records by a federal agent — led to the arrest of 25-year-old Andrew Schneck, setting off a two-day operation by law enforcement that forced the evacuation of the tony Rice University neighborhood where Schneck lives with his parents. Bomb squad experts detonated a cache of high-powered explosives found on the property...
  • Gail Ciampa: Racial issues simmer in R.I. food community

    08/22/2017 2:17:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Providence Journal ^ | August 21, 2017 | Gail Ciampa, Journal Food Editor
    Bakery owners and a chef are pushing fairness, equity and hoping to change the status quo. Debates on racism are raging today. You’ve seen the images and read the stories of what’s happening around the country. Very close to home, in Providence, bakery owners and a chef are addressing difficult issues that are simmering in their businesses. The hospitality community, it seems, is hardly immune to many forms of racism. Last week, an argument between patrons at Seven Stars Bakery on Hope Street took on racial overtones that the store manager didn’t recognize and deal with. A woman of color...
  • Today's Toons 8/22/17

    08/22/2017 2:10:15 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 2 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 8/22/17 | pookie18
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  • Condundrum: If Trump’s getting so unpopular …

    08/22/2017 1:48:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 21, 2017 | Ed Morrissey
    … then why haven’t Democrats capitalized on it? That question can be taken quite literally, after seeing the DNC’s fundraising numbers for July. Granted, the reporting period ended before the Charlottesville controversy, but how did Republicans raise nearly three times as much as their counterparts? The Republican National Committee (RNC) expanded its massive fundraising lead over the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in July as the Democrats posted their worst July haul in a decade. The DNC raised just $3.8 million in July, compared to the $10.2 million raised by the RNC in the same month. While the GOP has no...
  • MARK LEVIN: President Trump's speech was very solid

    08/22/2017 1:41:47 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | 8:07 PM - 21 Aug 2017 | Mark Levin
    Mark R. Levin‏Verified account @marklevinshow President Trump's speech was very solid 8:07 PM - 21 Aug 2017 803 Retweets 3,607 Likes
  • Boston ‘antifa’ group lists pro-police symbol with hate symbols

    08/22/2017 1:21:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 21, 2017 | Larry Celona and Gabrielle Fonrouge
    The Boston “antifa” group lumped the thin blue line pro-police symbol with a list of white nationalist, neo-nazi and alt-right logos, enraged NYPD union officials said Monday. The thin blue line symbol is used to show support for law enforcement and commemorate fallen members who died in the line of duty and has become a symbol of police pride across the country and abroad. However, during the antifa protests in Boston over the weekend, it was shown on one of their posters as a symbol of hate to watch out for, next to images of an alt-right flag and a...
  • President Trump address on Afghanistan text

    08/22/2017 1:18:24 AM PDT · by iowamark · 6 replies
    Donald Trump Facebook ^ | August 21 2017 | Donald J. Trump
    Vice President Pence, Secretary of State Tillerson, members of the Cabinet, General Dunford, Deputy Secretary Shanahan, and Colonel Duggan. Most especially, thank you to the men and women of Fort Myer and every member of the United States military at home and abroad. We send our thoughts and prayers to the families of our brave sailors who were injured and lost after a tragic collision at sea, as well as to those conducting the search and recovery efforts. I am here tonight to lay out our path forward in Afghanistan and South Asia. But before I provide the details of...
  • McCain praises Trump's Afghan speech: 'Big step in right direction'

    08/22/2017 1:12:05 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 21, 2017 | Rebecca Kheel
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who has spent months bashing President Trump for delaying a new Afghanistan strategy, on Monday night praised him for “taking a big step in the right direction” after his address on the path forward. “I commend President Trump for taking a big step in the right direction with the new strategy for Afghanistan,” the Senate Armed Services chairman said in a statement. “The unfortunate truth is that this strategy is long overdue, and in the interim, the Taliban have made dangerous inroads. Nevertheless, I believe the President is now moving us well beyond the prior administration's...
  • Why are new bridge abutments on I-66 getting a special paint treatment?

    08/22/2017 1:09:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 9, 2017 | John Kelly
    Christiana Briganti-Dunn is a civil engineer who oversees design-build projects for the Virginia Department of Transportation, but two years ago, she found herself holding a set of paint swatches up against a wall like a homeowner planning a kitchen renovation. The wall was at Chapman Mill, a five-story stone gristmill built in the 18th century near Broad Run, Va. Christiana’s job was to pick colors that would be painted on a set of bridge abutments on nearby Interstate 66. Everyone wanted the bridges to look pretty. “When we were meeting with the communities of Haymarket and western Prince William County,...
  • Russia Claims To Have Invented Alternative To Fracking

    08/22/2017 1:06:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Oil Price ^ | August 17, 2017 | Tsvetana Paraskova
    Russian scientists and local oil field services companies claim to have created a technology for thermochemical gas fracturing that could be an alternative to hydraulic fracturing and could increase oil production by between 1.7 and 6 times, Russia’s news agency RIA Novosti reports, citing the University of Tyumen’s press service. In hydraulic fracturing, rocks are fractured with high-pressure injection of fluids, while the new breakthrough technology, as claimed by Russian scientists and media, is creating chemical reactions in the strata that contain oil. The chemicals react and emit heat and gas, which makes extraction easier and lifts well productivity, according...