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  • The Culture War Is Being Transformed Into A Hot War

    10/24/2016 2:23:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Return of Kings ^ | October 24, 2016 | Daryush "Roosh" Valizadeh
    We’re approaching a point of no return. Your life will soon be impacted not just in the abstract of the degradation in women around you or an invisible tightening of your free speech, but a concrete decline in your safety and standard of living. The next stage of the long-running culture war will be marked by three features, shades of which you’re already seeing. They include an alliance of the government with subversives, a sharp increase in violence, and institutional collapse. The media and government will form an official alliance with groups that are determined to commit violence. It should...
  • Michael Moore to Donald Trump Voters: 'You're Legal Terrorists'

    10/21/2016 1:04:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | October 21, 2016 | Jason Newman
    Earlier this week, veteran documentarian Michael Moore delivered his own October Surprise. The Oscar-winning documentarian and legendary muckraker suddenly announced the release of a previously unannounced project: Michael Moore in TrumpLand, a new film culled from two one-man shows the director performed earlier this month in the predominantly Republican town of Wilmington, Ohio. Shot, edited and released in less than two weeks, the movie largely avoids haranguing the Republican presidential nominee, with Moore devoting most of the film to Clinton's virtues alongside polemics about the decline of the "angry white male" and need for increased gun control regulations. (The film...
  • Peter Thiel ‘not a gay man’ for supporting Donald Trump: LGBT magazine

    10/19/2016 12:02:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 19, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Peter Thiel may be attracted to men, but a prominent LGBT magazine says he’s “not a gay man” because he supports Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. In a rambling article for The Advocate, Connecticut College history professor Jim Downs posits that there is more to being gay “than just having sex with someone of the same gender.” Mr. Downs argues the Silicon Valley billionaire reaffirmed his personal “sexual choices” by supporting Mr. Trump, but separated himself from the broader “gay identity” rooted in class struggle against oppression. “By the logic of gay liberation, Thiel is an example of a man...
  • Why I Fear America Could Enslave Black People Again

    10/19/2016 9:12:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 18, 2016 | Tavis Smiley
    Donald Trump’s ‘Make America great again’ slogan and this Republican Congress's actions raise unanswered questions Recently I appeared at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn., for a talk entitled “Making America As Good As Its Promise.” So you don’t confuse the theme of my talk with the slogan of a particular presidential campaign, let me delineate the difference. When I hear Donald Trump suggest that he wants to “make America great again,” it always triggers the same three questions in my head. One: How is Trump defining “greatness”? I’m not sure he and I share an understanding of what makes a...
  • Bewildered cousin says accuser GUSHED over Trump for a decade, suddenly comes out with sex story

    10/18/2016 3:43:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | October 15, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    The cousin of one of the women who has accused Donald Trump of sexual assault questioned her story as an attempt to get back on television. Trump’s campaign released a statement on Friday from John Barry to rebut allegations by his cousin Summer Zervos, a former Apprentice contestant who claimed Trump made unwanted sexual advances toward her. “I am completely shocked and bewildered by my cousin, Summer Zervos, and her press conference today,” Barry said in the statement. “Ever since she was on The Apprentice she has had nothing but glowing things to say about Mr. Trump. For almost a...
  • Italy's prime minister just heavily insinuated he doesn’t want Trump to be president

    10/18/2016 10:14:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Week ^ | October 18, 2016 | Becca Stanek
    Donald Trump got a shout-out of sorts from Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi during the Italian leader's visit to the White House on Tuesday. At an arrival ceremony on the White House's South Lawn alongside President Obama, Renzi took an indirect jab at the Republican presidential nominee, saying he hoped America's next president would be as inclusive and tolerant as Obama has been. "My personal opinion is that the name of future has to be freedom. The name of the future has to be education not intolerance, sustainability not distraction, trust not hate, bridge[s] not walls," Renzi said. Renzi followed...
  • Williams & Connolly LLP Colluded With SOS Clinton to Hide Emails

    10/15/2016 7:09:14 PM PDT · by GregNH · 41 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/15/2016 | GregNH
    *From:* Kendall, David *Sent:* ā€ˇSaturdayā€ˇ, ā€ˇAugustā€ˇ ā€ˇ8ā€ˇ, ā€ˇ2015 ā€ˇ10ā€ˇ:ā€ˇ24ā€ˇ ā€ˇPM *To:* Heather Samuelson , Jennifer Palmieri , Cheryl Mills , Brian Fallon , Huma Abedin , Katherine Turner , John Podesta , Philippe Reines , Christina Reynolds *Cc:* Nick Merrill Two things: 1) As to the server turn over, I think we decided to say something like "the server that was used during her tenure as Secretary of State." 2) I would prefer not to use the "March 18, 2009" date, because we know there were other emails using the her address prior to that date. Could we make...
  • WikiLeaks Sources Face Serious Charges Following CIA, FBI, DHS Hacks

    10/15/2016 6:56:20 PM PDT · by Rabin · 43 replies
    Wearechange ^ | Oct 11, 2016 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    The US Department of Justice said Andrew Otto Boggs and Justin Gray Liverman were part of the "Crackas With Attitude" group blamed for the attacks. Email accounts of the CIA's director, the chief of National Intelligence and many others, were hit by the group. Brennan’s personal email account contained a number of sensitive files, including a 47-page application for top-secret security clearance, Social Security numbers and the personal information of over a dozen top intelligence officials. There was also a letter about the use of “harsh interrogation techniques” on terrorism suspects. “If you’re the CIA director you shouldn’t have an...
  • Michelle Obama calls on women to rise up against Trump

    10/13/2016 9:53:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 13, 2016 | Louis Nelson
    'The belief you can do anything to a woman? It is cruel. It's frightening. And the truth is, it hurts. It hurts,' the first lady said in an emotional speech. First lady Michelle Obama delivered a powerful and emotional rebuke to Donald Trump on Thursday, saying his vulgar comments on sexual assault “have shaken me to my core," while calling on women to rise up against the Republican nominee. “The fact is in this election we have a candidate for president of the United States who over the course of his lifetime and the course of this campaign has said...
  • Would Political Party's submit to Criminal Prosecution after Election based on Revelations?

    10/13/2016 6:17:58 AM PDT · by Jumper · 6 replies
    Personal thoughs | 13 Nov 16 | self
    Can American be sure that our politicians are fair game for prosecution?
  • British MP: We Must Be Willing To Shoot Russian Jet Down In Syria

    10/13/2016 4:39:20 AM PDT · by Strategy · 114 replies
    AMN ^ | October 12, 2016 | By Paul Antonopoulos
    Andrew Mitchell, a senior member of the UK's parliament and former international development secretary, said to the BBC that the UK must be willing to shoot down Russian jets to supposedly protect civilians on the ground. "What we are saying is very clear. No one wants to see a firefight with Russia, no one wants to shoot down a Russian plane," Mitchell said. "But what we do say is that the international community has an avowed responsibility to protect and that protection must be exerted. "If that means confronting Russia air power defensively, on behalf of the innocent people on...
  • Creepy Video Shows 'Woman's Soul Leaving Her Body

    10/06/2016 12:29:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, October 05, 2016
    CCTV outside the Phibun Songkram Camp in Lopburi, Thailand, captured the tragic event. A truck slammed into the bike, killing the passenger instantly. Almost immediately after the passenger was killed the figure appeared. According to local reports a girl identified as Manee died while a man called Banjongrat suffered serious injuries.
  • Pointing to Institutions’ Ties to Slavery, Speakers Call for Federal Reparations

    10/05/2016 7:37:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | October 3, 2016 | Janelle Odionou
    Prof. William Darity, public policy, Duke University, and Kirsten Mullen, a folklorist and art consultant, addressed racial discrimination and its profound effect on economic inequality in the United States at a lecture Thursday. Mullen discussed how some of our country’s most prominent investment banks, insurance companies and institutions — including Wachovia, Lehman Brothers and Ivy League universities — have ties to slavery. Slavery in the United States was “not that long ago” from a generational perspective, according to Mullen. “It ended … 149 years ago,” she explained. “If a new generation comes into existence every 30 years, the youngest generation...
  • Opus (Vanity)

    10/04/2016 3:16:59 PM PDT · by Tunehead54 · 95 replies
    SonProject.Org ^ | 10-4-2016 | Tunehead54
    Welcome to my nightmare: I am not leaving FR. I may be kicked off but I'm a monthly so probably for a few days I'm good to go ... ;-) Alternate titles for this post. "Test - Do not respond to this post", "I could use a hand ...", "A moose bit my sister while I was in the shower" Get used to my smiley - its my trademark. In even the worst situations I try to see the lighter side, its a coping mechanism I suspect. I've been doing a lot of coping lately. This will be a close...
  • Angela Davis: ‘I Am Not So Narcissistic to Say I Cannot Bring Myself to Vote for Hillary Clinton’

    10/01/2016 12:56:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Root ^ | September 30, 2016 | Kirsten West Savali
    Davis made her position clear today: The priority for black people in this election should be to stop Donald Trump. Angela Davis—scholar, freedom fighter, former political prisoner, icon and my personal hero—told attendees at the Black Studies Conference at the University of Texas, Austin, that she is not so “narcissistic” to say that she won’t vote for Hillary Clinton. “I have serious problems with the other candidate, but I am not so narcissistic to say I cannot bring myself to vote for her,” Davis said....
  • Kerry said he lost argument to back Syria diplomacy with force

    09/30/2016 11:33:00 PM PDT · by Rabin · 31 replies
    Japan Times ^ | OCT 1, 2016 | REUTERS, AFP-JIJI
    Secretary of State Kerry, said he had lost the argument within Obama to back up diplomatic efforts to end the bloodshed in Syria with the threat of using military force. The NewYork Times, said it had obtained an audio recording of the 40-minute discussion that took place at the Dutch Mission to the United Nations on Sept. 22. (with) Syrian groups that provide education, rescue and medical services in rebel-held areas and diplomats from three or four countries, the Times said. The meeting took place days after a cease-fire Kerry had negotiated with Russia had collapsed and rebel-held areas of...
  • ISIS has lost control of its last oil wells in Iraq

    09/29/2016 8:06:27 PM PDT · by Rabin · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep. 28, 2016 | Saif Hameed & Mark Heinrich
    Islamic State militants will no longer control any oil in Iraq after being ousted by government forces last week from an area near Kirkuk. The ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim have been driven out of Shirqat by co-ordinated Iraqi force. DT "Take the Oil” Iraqi forces have yet to recapture the Najma oil-field, near Qayyara, but its producing wells are no longer accessible to IS government offensive and (US) air strikes. The reality is that it is extremely difficult to extract and smuggle oil while our forces are advancing towards Mosul...," oil ministry spokesman Asim Jihad.
  • How To Survive A Black Lives Matter Riot

    09/27/2016 9:46:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    ROK ^ | September 27, 2016 | Luke Stranahan
    As we move into the fall of 2016, violent confrontations between black men and police of varied ethnicities continue to occur and be televised on national news, inevitably followed by the Black Lives Matter movement, which attempts to stop the shooting of black people by police because they are feared to be violent and felonious by being violent and felonious. Leaving aside their dubious logic, it is quite possible that any ROK reader living in or visiting America might find themselves on the wrong side of a riot, so here’s some advice on that potential situation. It’s racism Whether you’re...
  • Benghazi politics hampers US-Libya relations

    09/26/2016 9:34:54 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | April 14, 2014 | Julian Pecquet
    The day after the attack, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed that "the friendship between our countries, borne out of shared struggle, will not be another casualty of this attack." "A free and stable Libya is still in America's interest and security, and we will not turn our back on that, nor will we rest until those responsible for these attacks are found and brought to justice. We are working closely with the Libyan authorities to move swiftly and surely."
  • Gunman kills prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar charged over anti-Islam cartoon

    09/25/2016 9:59:47 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies ^ | Sep 25, 2016 15:31 IST | AFP
    Amman: Gunman kill Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar outside a court where he was facing charges for a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam. Hattar, a 56-year-old Christian was arrested on 13 August after posting a cartoon mocking the muz. He was charged with inciting sectarian strife and insulting Islam. Hattar was struck by three bullets before the assailant was arrested, said Petra.
  • Farrakhan to black congregation: White Americans made you sin

    09/19/2016 4:30:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Christian Examiner ^ | September 19, 2016 | Gregory Tomlin
    Blacks kill other blacks, push drugs, rape and lie because white Americans have made them do it, Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, told a packed and enthusiastic audience at a church in Washington, D.C., Sept. 18. During the hour-and-a-half address at Union Temple Baptist Church, Farrakhan said the idea that the white man is responsible for the sins of black people did not originate with him, but with his predecessor, Elijah Muhammad – whom he holds up as the messiah who will one day return to earth on a vehicle like a spaceship. According to Farrakhan, Muhammad...
  • I am on H1B and Medicaid

    09/19/2016 3:27:11 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 21 replies
    Just Answer Immigration Layer ^ | 2014 | Judith Lawyer and customer
    I am on HB visa and using Medicaid benefits for 12 months. I intend to marry a US citizen and I understand that she will be responsible for paying back the medical services I used. Would it help if my get off the program now before we get wrong-doing? Also does my use of Medicaid prevent my adjustment of status from H1B to green card? Expert Judith answers: The law requires you to be paid at least the prevailing wage. How do you qualify for the means tested benefits?
  • Democrats, get your damned big-boy pants on

    09/19/2016 11:51:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Post's PostPartisan ^ | September 19, 2016 | Jonathan Capehart
    If the presidential election were the Olympics, bed-wetting would be a sport and Democrats would be the undisputed gold-medal winners. Every four years, they grouse about their nominee and then freak out when a race they believe said nominee should win looks as though it’s lost. Remember what happened when President Obama muffed the first debate with Mitt Romney in 2012? And today, the closing poll numbers between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have Democrats in a near panic. Look, I get it. The race between Clinton and Trump should not even be close. Or, as my colleague Eugene Robinson...
  • How Bernie Sanders Die-Hards Echo Clinton Conspiracy Theories

    09/18/2016 7:03:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 16, 2016 | Clare Foran
    It’s not just conservatives pushing the idea that the Democratic nominee is sicker than she admits. Some conservatives are hard at work spreading conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton’s health in an attempt to disqualify her from seeking higher office. Video footage of the Democratic nominee stumbling as she abruptly departed a 9/11 memorial on Sunday, combined with news that she had contracted pneumonia, has fueled rumors on the right that Clinton may be concealing a far worse medical condition. But it’s not just conservatives indulging in wild speculation. At least some die-hard supporters of Bernie Sanders are echoing, and in...
  • President Donald J. Trump: What Then? (The realization sets in) [FReep poll]

    09/17/2016 6:45:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Dick and Sharon's L.A. Progressive ^ | September 17, 2016 | Dick and Sharon
    The latest LA Times/USC Nationwide Tracking poll has Donald Trump ahead of Hillary Clinton by six points! Maybe that poll is an outlier, a blip, mistaken in some way. And yet it’s not terribly out of step with other general election polls that have Trump ahead, even, or just a little behind. Sure, polls go up and down during a race, and maybe Trump’s lead will evaporate now that Clinton is back on the campaign trail, demonstrating that her collapse at the 9-11 event was not as serious as it seemed. But what if the lead doesn’t evaporate? What if...
  • Sinkhole causes 980 million litres of radioactive water to leak into Florida aquifer

    09/16/2016 6:52:26 PM PDT · by Rabin · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 17 SEPTEMBER 2016 | Chris Graham
    A sinkhole has opened up at a fertilizer plant in the US, causing about 260 million US gal of radioactive water to contaminate a part of Florida's main sources of drinking water. The sinkhole, which is about 15. yd in diameter, collapsed beneath a pile of waste material called a “gypsum stack”. Sitting on top of that stack was a storage pond containing phosphogypsum, which is a radioactive byproduct resulting from the production of phosphate.
  • Kentucky governor: Clinton presidency may lead to bloodshed

    09/13/2016 8:23:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 13, 2016 | Adam Beam, The Associated Press
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s Republican governor said blood might be shed if Democrat Hillary Clinton is elected president. Speaking to the annual Values Voter Summit on Saturday in Washington, Bevin said he was asked if the country could ever recover if Clinton were elected president. “I do think it would be possible, but at what price? At what price? The roots of the tree of liberty are watered by what? The blood, of who? The tyrants to be sure, but who else. The patriots,” Bevin said, referencing a quote from Thomas Jefferson....
  • Debate question (vanity)

    09/13/2016 7:21:12 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 14 replies
    Today, with Hillary's health a hot topic of discussion, I am wondering about the rules for the upcoming debates. Does anyone know whether these debates, which I believe are 90 minutes long, will require the candidates to stand, as is usual? If Hillary isn't feeling quite up to it and sits, what will the impact be? Would DJT stand? Would it be spoken of as "bullying", like when Al Gore puffed out his chest and walked into GWB's personal space (GWB handled it very well, by the way), or when Rick Laszlo was "mean" to Hillary during a debate in...
  • Rockin’ Pneumonia and I Think She Lost Her Shoe ~ Lyrics- MK Colin

    09/12/2016 5:28:53 PM PDT · by Eagles Field · 3 replies
    Hold up Hillzilla or she’s gonna fall Her hearts too small, see the devil crawl Without a clue, that lyin’ lousy shrew She’s gotta Rockin’ Pneumonia and I think she lost her shoe Well Trump he’s gonna build a big ol’ wall And Huma sculking under muslim shawl I called Matt Lauer, the beta-male only bawled She’s gotta a rockin’ pneumonia and I think she lost her shoe When libs scream it’s compassion don’t cha know In the bullpen, warmin’ up is slow Joe Her polls droppin’ faster than a prom dress in June She’s got a rockin’ pneumonia and...
  • Hillary Dragged Into Van After Fainting: Can Bernie or Biden Replace Her? Yes

    09/11/2016 12:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | September 11, 2016
    The Democratic nominee dogged by rumors of her deteriorating health after footage emerged of her coughing and gasping for air for nearly five minutes and suffering what seems like a seizure had another ‘medical episode’ on Sunday. Hillary Clinton nearly collapsed on Sunday morning abruptly being swept away from a Ground Zero ceremony to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with a half dozen staffers holding her up to prevent her from slamming head first into the pavement as she was dragged into a black van. The video, posted on Twitter, shows the former Secretary of State wobbling back and...
  • Mom, daughter charged with incest after marrying in Oklahoma

    09/07/2016 6:00:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 7, 2016 6:48 PM EDT
    A woman and her daughter are facing incest charges after authorities learned the pair were legally married in Oklahoma this year, and that the mother had married her son a few years earlier. The motivation behind the March marriage was unclear Wednesday, when 43-year-old Patricia Ann Spann and her daughter, 25-year-old Misty Velvet Dawn Spann, made initial appearances in Stephens County district court. Under Oklahoma law, marrying a close relative is considered incest whether or not a sexual relationship exists. …
  • Trump’s Middle-Class Army (The old "dog whistle" canard)

    09/07/2016 1:29:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Jacobin Magazine ^ | September 7, 2016 | Lance Selfa
    Trump’s narrative of American decline has captured a bitter and embattled middle class. How can we explain Donald Trump’s rise? Certainly a number of contingent factors helped propel him to the top of the Republican ticket: the GOP establishment failed to correctly grasp the mood of the party’s most fervent supporters; the party leadership refused to consolidate behind a candidate; Trump mostly self-funded his campaign; and presidential hopefuls like Marco Rubio and Scott Walker proved they weren’t ready for prime time. But the confluence of these events shouldn’t obscure the fact that the emergence of a nominee like Trump —...
  • Millennial Men Are Going Weak on the USA – A Country in Decline?

    09/02/2016 6:44:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Ammoland ^ | September 2, 2016 | Major Van E. Harl, (USAF Ret.)
    Every generation is perceived as weaker than the one that bore them. There is some truth to that, but there are acceptable reasons for the decline in physical strength. First off I do not and most likely never will work as hard as my father did and I know I never came close to how hard my grandfather worked. The truth is I never wanted to physically work as hard as my Grandpa Edgar did. He was a dirt poor share cropper in north Missouri who lost his entire crop in 1934 and 1936. There were no tractors to do...
  • Revolution Rising: Colossal Protests Rock Socialist Venezuela

    09/01/2016 10:27:55 PM PDT · by Rabin · 19 replies ^ | September 2, 2016 | Kit Daniels
    Millions rise up against socialism Anti-socialist protesters flooded Venezuela’s capital in one of the largest mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s rule in over a decade – and one of the largest protests in world history.
  • Pamela Anderson Calls Porn a ‘Public Hazard’

    09/01/2016 12:44:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2016 | Jaclyn Hendricks
    Pamela Anderson is speaking out against pornography. “This is a public hazard of unprecedented seriousness given how freely available, anonymously accessible and easily disseminated pornography is nowadays,” she penned in a joint op-ed with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal. The unlikely pair wrote the piece in the wake of Anthony Weiner‘s latest sext scandal, in which he was caught sending a crotch shot in the presence of his young son.
  • Abolish the police? Organizers say it’s less crazy than it sounds.

    08/26/2016 12:12:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | August 24, 2016 | Maya Dukmasova
    Until that moment on Fox News, Jessica Disu hadn't considered herself a police abolitionist. But on July 11, she was on national television, surrounded by 29 other people convened by Megyn Kelly to discuss the recent killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and several Dallas police officers. "I was under the impression that it would be a robust and productive conversation, even though it was Fox News," says 27-year-old Disu, who identifies herself as a "humanitarian rap artist and peace activist" and is involved with various organizations serving youth on the south side. She prepared her message before going on...
  • Diamond And Silk Interview With Cenk Uygur At 2016 RNC

    08/25/2016 6:21:02 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7/21/16 | Diamond and Silk
    Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks interviews Diamond and Silk, two YouTubers who have achieved viral fame for their YouTube videos in support of Donald Trump.
  • War Inside Saudi Arabia : US Withdraws Military Advisors, Cancels Arms Shipments.

    08/21/2016 9:19:41 PM PDT · by Rabin · 40 replies
    Oilpro ^ | Sunday, August 21, 2016 | Farizah Asker
    I think the Saudi goose is getting cooked. Folks, the following has been going on in Saudi Arabia. The ground war has now come inside Saudi Arabia. Yemeni forces are poised around Najran. Since June this year the US has steadily been cutting off arms, bombs, weapons and support to the Saudi aggression on Yemen. The US has cancelled a tank deal to replace Abrams tanks destroyed by the Yemenis. Resupply of cluster bombs have also been cancelled. Now military advisors have been withdrawn from Saudi Arabia. Here is the news :
  • Sandy Hook Elementary set to reopen after massacre

    07/29/2016 5:17:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 40 replies
    ABC 15 ^ | 29 JULY 2016 | JUSTIN BOGGS
    Nearly four years after a deadly massacre where a lone gunman killed 27, including 20 students, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Ct., a rebuilt school is set to repoen next month. The rebuilt school will have room for 506 students, and has 86,000 square feet. The state-of-the-art facility has a glass facade and grassy courtyard. It also has leaf sculptures and a mural.
  • God might not want a woman to be president, some religious conservatives say

    07/20/2016 8:37:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 20, 2016 at 6:00 AM | Julie Zauzmer
    Four years before Hillary Clinton became the first woman to mathematically capture a major U.S. political party’s presidential nomination, a staff member on Rick Santorum’s 2012 presidential campaign posed a question in an email that shocked many people: “Is it God’s highest desire, that is, his biblically expressed will, … to have a woman rule the institutions of the family, the church, and the state?” God’s will or not, in 2016, it’s all that much closer to coming to fruition. Clinton is poised to be nominated for president by the Democratic Party next week. And so religious hard-liners of all...
  • Cops: Naked Missouri Couple Rode Stolen Lawn Mower In Broad Daylight

    07/20/2016 5:09:04 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 70 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | JULY 20, 2016
    A couple is facing felony charges after they were spotted riding a stolen lawn mower in the nude at 8:30 AM on a Missouri road, records show. According to a police report, Tanya Hopper, 40, and Larry Webster, 55, were busted last Tuesday following the bizarre incident near the city of Joplin.
  • Danny Glover and Leaders Of Major Groups Renew Reparations Push in Atlanta Summit

    07/09/2016 12:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Black Star News ^ | June 15, 2016
    Members of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) were enthusiastically received in Atlanta June 10th and 11th for two days of meetings, designed to intensify the movement to win reparations for African Americans for centuries of enslavement and generations of damaging discriminatory policies. The primary purpose for the gathering was to give people from the Atlanta area and region an opportunity to hear and make recommendations on the Commission’s Preliminary 10 Point Reparations Program -which was presented at a Community Hearing and Town Hall Meeting at the historic Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC). “People of African descent have no reason...
  • The Hat Making Trump Supporters See Red ("Make Racists Afraid Again")

    07/08/2016 3:39:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | July 8, 2016 | B. Dolan, Rapper, Activist, Screenwriter
    It started as an idea for my live show; something I’d like to wear onstage. I had just finished reading about the clash between Antifa Protesters and Neo-Nazis in Sacramento this June, and was thinking about the common goals of Antifa groups and more traditional organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center. Between Britain’s ‘Leave’ Campaign and Donald Trump’s Presidential bid, it’s safe to say racists and White Nationalists around the world are being emboldened and given a voice like no other time in recent memory. What used to be said behind closed doors is now being said to millions...
  • Robert: But Really, #BlackLivesMatter

    07/08/2016 12:34:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Patch ^ | July 8, 2016 | Tony Schinella
    NH Public Health Association board president says validated research shows that white privilege and oppression manifests itself everywhere. CONCORD, NH - #BlackLivesMatter. Yes, all lives matter, but really, #BlackLivesMatter. Because white Americans have not been subject to the institutional racism that was mixed into the mortar that holds together the bricks of our country’s foundation. Because being white means we have the luxury of avoiding long-term health effects of the toxic stress caused by institutional racism. Submitted by Katie Robert for the New Hampshire Public Health Association. By saying #AllLivesMatter, we diminish our neighbors of colors’ lived experience. This experience...
  • FBI: Yes, Queen Hillary Broke The Law. No, She Won't Be Prosecuted.

    07/05/2016 12:21:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | July 5, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    On July 4, 1776, the United States announced its independence from Great Britain based on the key principle of rule of law. On July 5, 2016, the United States said, “F*** it. I’m With Hillary!” Just days after the Attorney General of the United States Loretta Lynch held a secret meeting aboard a plane with former President Bill Clinton – whose wife was under FBI investigation; just the day after Hillary leaked that she’d want Lynch for her own administration; just hours after the President of the United States Barack Obama flew Hillary – still under FBI investigation – down...
  • "Your Wedding Cake or Your Life"

    06/14/2016 11:37:00 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 5 replies
    Self | 6/14/2016 | Pearls Before Swine (vanity)
    This is just a smoky backroom vanity. Gays have been courted by the Democratic Party for years, with rhetoric, rainbow flags, celebrities, and special rights. But what is the most valuable right? Their right to life. It is here that the Democratic Party, led by Obama and Hillary, have let them down the most. Special rights... such as calling a gay union marriage, or persecuting bakers or photographers to force them to serve gays in ways they find wrong... are big carrots the Democratic Party has held in front of them. But, when the chips are down, and a bunch...
  • Teen Burnt Alive by Mother for Choosing Own Husband

    06/08/2016 5:57:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, June 08, 2016
    It was the third such ‘honour killing’ in as many monthsA teenager was burnt alive by her mother on Wednesday after marrying a man of her own choice, Pakistani police said. Zeenat Bibi, 16, was set on fire by her mother Perveen Bibi in the eastern city of Lahore a little more than a week after the wedding, police said. "Perveen Bibi killed her daughter Zeenat Bibi by burning her alive around 9:00 am on Wednesday," Haidar Ashraf, a senior police official told AFP, adding the teen had married a man named Hasan on May 29.
  • Vox editor: If Trump comes to your town, start a riot

    06/03/2016 8:49:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 3, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Golly, mightn’t this play hob with the accusation that Donald Trump is the one inciting riots? Vox’s “deputy first person editor” Emmet Rensin took to Twitter last night to declare that, since Trump is a racist and a fascist (in Rensin’s opinion, at least), then all forms of violence short of murder have become completely legitimate. I wonder whether the mayor of San Diego might rethink his blame-throwing for yesterday’s violence from a leftist mob after this:(TWEET-AT-LINK)So …. who exactly is the fascist in this scenario? The Week’s Michael Dougherty seemed to wonder that himself, asking Rensin what exactly he...
  • A bar as a national monument? New York's LGBT landmark vies for honor

    06/01/2016 5:05:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 31, 2016 | Gina Cherelus
    The New York bar known as the birthplace of the gay pride movement could become the country's first national monument honoring LGBT rights under a plan to be considered by President Barack Obama. The Stonewall Inn in Manhattan's Greenwich Village was the site of a 1969 police raid that touched off riots and ignited a long struggle to bring lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people into the mainstream and guarantee their rights. A year after the Stonewall riots, activists staged the country's first gay rights parade. The event has evolved into LGBT Pride Month, which begins Wednesday, with parades and...
  • Dear GOP, Trans People Aren’t Sick. You Are.

    06/01/2016 12:31:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 31, 2016 | Samantha Allen
    Transgender people are not mentally ill. Being transgender is not a mental disorder. And anyone who argues otherwise is directly contradicting current medical consensus. These lines of anti-transgender argumentation were already common before the March passage of North Carolina’s HB 2, which requires transgender people to use public bathrooms matching their birth certificates. For instance, when Caitlyn Jenner came out last year, conservative blogger Matt Walsh called her a “mentally ill cross-dresser” on Glenn Beck’s The Blaze. A long list of right-wing media outlets and pundits have echoed the “mental illness” language: The Federalist, Breitbart, TownHall, Rush Limbaugh, the list...