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  • (pre-Duchess) Meghan Markle's 2015 Essay on Being Biracial

    08/05/2018 1:49:18 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    Elle ^ | July 2015 | Meghan Markle
    "...When I was about seven, I had been fawning over a boxed set of Barbie dolls. It was called The Heart Family and included a mom doll, a dad doll, and two children. This perfect nuclear family was only sold in sets of white dolls or black dolls. I don't remember coveting one over the other, I just wanted one. On Christmas morning, swathed in glitter-flecked wrapping paper, there I found my Heart Family: a black mom doll, a white dad doll, and a child in each colour. My dad had taken the sets apart and customised my family." "...Fast-forward...
  • 2 American cyclists among 4 dead in Tajikistan attack claimed by ISIS

    07/31/2018 8:08:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    abc ^ | Jul 31, 2018, 2:42 AM ET | By Dragana Jovanovic
    Four cycling tourists, including two Americans, were killed in an attack in Tajikistan, authorities told ABC News. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in a Twitter post Monday. A group of seven cyclists was heading north in Danghara district, about 55 miles southeast of the capital Dushanbe, when they were struck by a car with five armed people onboard on Sunday. Tajikistan’s interior minister said that, after striking the cyclists, the people in the car got out and attacked them with a firearm and a knife. The two Americans, a woman and a man, were killed along with a Swiss...
  • TOURING TRUMPLAND – AND FINDING IT LARGELY TRUMPLESS

    07/17/2018 5:46:50 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 34 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Australia) ^ | 7/16/2018 | Tim Blair
    Exhausted by media obsession over Donald Trump’s divisive presidency, Russian collusion, threat to liberty and destruction of democracy, I recently went to the one place on earth where I could easily avoid hearing anything at all about Donald Trump. I went to the United States. Anyone who has not visited the US since Trump’s hilarious 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton might be surprised by the utter absence there of Trump in daily life. Everyday Americans are mostly just getting on with things, as normal, non-obsessive people tend to do. The apparent civil war we keep hearing about just isn’t happening....
  • President Trump reportedly wants a ‘more American’-looking Air Force One

    07/13/2018 6:21:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/13/18 | Janine Puhak
    President Trump is reportedly hoping to make the high skies great again with a new and improved patriotic paint job for Air Force One that “looks more American,” in addition to requesting bigger, more comfortable beds on board. **SNIP** The president reportedly wants the jets to be outfitted in a color scheme that "looks more American" and replace the iconic robin’s egg blue declared a "Jackie Kennedy color.” Technically termed "luminous ultramarine", the plane’s current design was selected by President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the 1960s, Axios reports. Trump’s preferred color scheme would incorporate red,...
  • Mike Riley to coach San Antonio franchise; Darryl Johnston to be GM

    06/22/2018 12:41:03 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 17 replies
    espn.com ^ | Bender2
    [Alliance of American Football] Mike Riley to coach San Antonio franchise; Darryl Johnston to be GM SAN ANTONIO -- The Alliance of American Football completed its awarding of franchises Thursday by placing a team in San Antonio. Former San Diego Chargers coach Mike Riley will be the head coach and former Dallas Cowboys fullback Darryl "Moose" Johnston is the general manager.
  • Gay Romanian-American couple win EU residency rights

    06/05/2018 2:01:26 PM PDT · by BBell · 17 replies
    http://www.euronews.com/ ^ | 6/5/18 | Daniel Bellamy
    The European Court of Justice has ruled that a gay Romanian-American couple is entitled to the same residency rights as other married couples in the European Union. Romanian Adrian Coman and his American husband Claibourn Robert Hamilton, have fought a six-year legal battle to get their marriage in Belgium legally recognized in Romania. "I am so excited, that we are one step closer to being recognized as a family," Claibourn Robert Hamilton said. And his husband Adrian also said he wants their marriage to be recognised. "We cannot be something else than married, and we hope that it is only...
  • Are we Fighting Political Ideologues, Corrupt Crooks, Meanspirited Idiots, or all the Above?

    04/27/2018 9:43:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/18 | Jim O'Neill
    America is still very much teetering on the brink, and this is no time for half measures. Time to turn up the heat on all burners. A nation can survive its fools…but it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly…[but] the traitor appears not a traitor…he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body...
  • Andy Puzder: What Trump-haters don't get about the incredible power of American capitalism

    04/23/2018 5:14:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    foxnews ^ | 04/23/2018 | Andy Puzder
    President Trump promised to reverse the Obama era’s progressive economic policies and free American capitalism to do what it does best: increase prosperity for all. And, sure enough, that’s exactly what happened. Buoyed with optimism as taxes were cut and anti-business regulations eliminated, businesses invested, GDP growth climbed to a 3.1 percent average for Trump’s first three full quarters in office and the unemployment rate declined to a low last seen during President Clinton’s final year in office. To avoid slipping back into the economic doldrums we experienced under President Obama –- which, incidentally, offer a look at the alternate...
  • Opinion: Investors who believe in a free lunch are about to get a very expensive bill

    02/21/2018 9:00:38 PM PST · by cba123 · 7 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | February 21, 2018 | Nigam Arora
    Martketwatch -- (and now, for a contrarian column) -- More and more investors believe there is a free lunch. That is, you get something for nothing. In investing, people have been getting a free lunch: Stocks (and bonds) have been rising for years without a bad turnout. Will there ever be consequences of massive money printing by central banks, $20 trillion in national debt, a high trade deficit, underfunded social-program liabilities and higher deficits resulting from tax reform? One would think so. In theory, gold is supposed to be a hedge against the supposed free lunch investors are enjoying. In...
  • Haley to Iran: ‘The United States Stands Unapologetically With Those in Iran Who Seek Freedom...

    01/05/2018 6:25:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/5/18 | Cameron Cawthorne
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Friday delivered a warning to Iran and said that no government can deny human rights to its citizens.Haley made her remarks at a United Nations Security Council meeting that was scheduled after the U.S. requested an emergency session to discuss the protests in Iran.NBC News posted a clip on Twitter of Haley telling Iran that the United States "stands unapologetically with those in Iran who seek freedom for themselves."(video at link)"Today the people of Iran are speaking to their government and their message is undeniable," Haley said. "Stop the support for terrorism. Stop giving...
  • The Gay-Friendly Pontificate of Pope Francis

    12/27/2017 7:13:38 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies
    https://remnantnewspaper.com ^ | December 20, 2017 | Michael Matt
    The Vatican invites you all to its coming-out party. Or, if you prefer, here's the latest from Vox Cantoris and LifeSiteNews: Vox Cantoris reports: Archdiocese of Bombay states that Pope Francis has opened "communion to divorced and remarried Catholics."The little-known homosexualist Cardinal Archbishop of Bombay, Oswald Gracias,has authorized a poster stating that Pope Francis has opened the door to "communion to divorced and remarried Catholics," -- those living and committing adultery. What can you expect from a homosexualist such as Gracias? See the original. This from the cardinal who also wants to see homosexuality decriminalized in India.
  • Giant Tucson American Flag Burned By Protesters

    11/06/2017 8:25:14 PM PST · by \/\/ayne · 22 replies
    James T Harris Radio Show ^ | 11/06/2017 | \/\/ayne
    Heard on the James T Harris radio show today that Tucson's 20 X 30 foot giant American Flag at Quebedeaux Mitsubishi here in Tuscon on Speedway was burned at 4:30 in the morning sometime this weekend by vandal protesters who got away - for now. They did severe damage to the pole and left a huge pile of ashes on the sidewalk. The family has flown a big flag at their car lot since 1958. The arson squad was summoned and examined the scene. I'm assuming this is part of Antifa's big resistance weekend. Quebedeaux Mitsubishi was astounded by the...
  • Shalane Flanagan becomes first American woman to win NYC Marathon in 40 years

    11/05/2017 9:44:29 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 5, 2016 | Fox News/AP
    Shalane Flanagan became the first American woman to win the New York City Marathon on Sunday since 1977, pulling away from Mary Keitany in the last three miles of the race for her first major marathon victory. Keitany had won three straight New York marathons, but Flanagan pulled away from the Kenyan great with about three miles to go and finished with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 26 minutes, 53 seconds, about a minute faster than Keitany. The last American woman to win New York was Miki Gorman, who won consecutive titles in 1976-77.
  • So Lucky to be an American - Baxter Black

    10/26/2017 8:54:19 AM PDT · by Baynative · 1 replies
    Baxter Black Out There ^ | 6/17/08 | Baxter Black
    This is a vlog from one of my favorite contemporary philosophers, Baxter Black. I am posting it both to share some inspiration and to point to how fast the political tides are changing our country. Please enjoy this 2:30 video and see if you notice the two major shifts in our culture that have taken place in 9 short years since this was done in 2008
  • Pedal to the Kettle: Gourmet Truckers Fix Savory Meals at 70 Miles an Hour

    10/16/2017 7:59:37 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal (A-hed) ^ | 10/15/17 | Jennifer Smith
    Long-haul truckers, who spend weeks on end working and sleeping in spaces the size of a modest suburban bathroom, say life on the road does have its monastic charms. Cooking dinner at 70 miles an hour has never been one of them. ... Trucker-chefs swap recipes online and compete in virtual contests like the “Chopped Challenge” run by Big Truck Cooking, a 12,600-member Facebook group whose recent contest entries include slow-cooked Thai peanut pork and skillet shepherd’s pie.
  • I didn't take a knee

    09/28/2017 7:16:48 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 9 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 9/28/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    When my president lied to me and claimed four of my comrades were murdered because of a video insulting Muslims… When my president shipped pallets of cash to my sworn enemy… When my president failed to identify Muslims as terrorists and Islam as an enemy of the state… I didn’t take a knee
  • Turkey's Erdogan Tries (and Fails) to Censor an American Think Tank

    09/21/2017 4:01:30 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 21, 2017 at 10:52 am | Winfield Myers
    Turkey's descent into Islamist despotism distorts the NATO alliance: how can Turkey combat a external threat from without, Daniel Pipes asked, when a member state poses the same threat from within? No one tells us what we can say. We are a free people, and we will act in complete freedom. – Daniel Pipes, President, Middle East Forum (MEF) The purging of 120,000 government employees following last year's failed coup means that "more police counter-terrorism experts are in prison than ISIS members." A democratic Turkey is a must for NATO, both for the alliance's success and for Turkey itself. –...
  • Six Flags Over Texas Takes Down Confederate Flag (video at the link)

    08/18/2017 6:09:34 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Fox 4 KDFW ^ | 08/18/17 | By: FOX4News.com Staff
    ARLINGTON, Texas - Six Flags Over Texas had a change of heart and took down the Confederate States of America flag at the park in Arlington. Since it opened in 1961, the park has displayed flags for governments of Texas history: Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the U.S. and the Confederate States of America. The amusement park initially said it would continue to fly a version of the Confederate flag despite the recent push to wipe out such symbols. Park officials told TMZ it felt park patrons were “astute enough to know the difference” between the Confederate States...
  • US ranked worst healthcare system, while the NHS is the best(Hurl Alert)

    07/14/2017 7:55:45 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 51 replies
    New scientist ^ | 14th July 2017 | Andy Coghlan
    A comparison of health systems in 11 wealthy nations has found the US falling short by multiple measures, while the UK’s National Health Service leads in several categories. “We measured performance quality across five domains, and the USA fell short in all five,” says Eric Schneider of the Commonwealth Fund think tank in Washington DC. The domains were ease of access to healthcare, how equal access is to people of different incomes, administrative efficiency, how well the care process works for people who use it, and how good the health outcomes are. The analysis included data from sources including the...
  • Donald Trump, Our American President

    06/13/2017 9:58:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/13/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Love him or hate him, we can sleep a little easier that President Trump is our President; we pray for his safety and his family’s, and we thank God every day that, for the next four years, we are in good, America-loving hands On any given day, our president fights hard to do what is right for our country, to strengthen our economy, to create jobs, to fix the ailing infrastructure, to repair the dismal Obamacare, and to represent the American people’s interests, all Americans, on the world stage. Never has one American president been so vilified by the left...