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  • What it’s like protesting Trump’s victory abroad (Unintentionally funny)

    12/07/2016 11:44:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Stanford Grind ^ | December 7, 2016 | Phoebe Oathout
    On Nov. 9, 2016 at 11:41 P.M. Stanford time, the Associated Press declared Donald Trump the winner of the presidential election. On campus, it was just over 45 degrees Fahrenheit, an unusually warm temperature for the time of year. Inside dorms, tears flowed, students continued checking Twitter and PHEs told their freshmen that their doors would be open all night. I know this not because I was on campus, but because I watched it unfold later on Snapchat. In fact, at the same moment, it was 8:41 a.m. in Berlin, and I was comfortably asleep in my bed. Like over...
  • 65 Million Americans Should Threaten to Not Pay Taxes Until democracy is restored

    12/06/2016 6:26:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 6, 2016 | Mark Weston
    The approximately 65 million Democrats who voted for Hillary Clinton should pledge that in the future if a Republican wins the presidency with fewer votes than a Democrat for the third time in our era, we won’t pay taxes to the federal government. No taxation without representation! Twice in the past 16 years, a Republican candidate who finished second in the popular vote has won the presidency. This year, Donald Trump won the electoral vote with about 46% of the popular vote, while Hillary Clinton received about 48%. If the parties stay this evenly divided, another electoral mishap is more...
  • A Deep Web Site Is Crowdfunding A Donald Trump And Mike Pence´s Assasination

    12/05/2016 5:56:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    iTech Post ^ | December 5, 2016 | Luis Fran
    A website hosted on the Deep Web is crowdfunding through Bitcoin donations the assassinations of the President-elect Donald Trump and the Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Apparently, in the "murder-for-hire" website it is explained that the reason for this operation is that having these two politicians as the leaders of the free world would have extremely dangerous consequences. A Cyber Attack Is Not Enough According to the International Business Times, the website hosted on the Deep Web also stated that the magnicide would be justified, since Trump´s government would mean the rise of some white supremacist movements that will try to...
  • Jenna Jameson's Netanyahu crush

    12/05/2016 5:47:56 AM PST · by ilanilan · 25 replies
    The Jerusalem post ^ | 12/05/2016 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    ly quite smitten with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, describing him in a series of tweets as a "complete badass" while confessing that she has a "massive crush" on the Israeli leader.
  • Saudi Citizen Decapitates Brother in Horrifying Murder

    11/05/2016 3:00:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Saturday, 5 November 2016
    A Saudi citizen in his thirties has decapitated his 17-year-old brother in Jeddah using a cleaver in what residents are calling one of the most horrifying murders in recent years. Spokesperson of the Makkah police department Col. Dr. Aati al-Qurshi confirmed that police in Jeddah are currently investigating the murder that took place in the early hours of Saturday. Qurshi also confirmed that the offender, who has not been named by authorities yet, has a drug-related criminal history and is said to be mentally unstable. The offender is currently in custody police custody pending further investigations into the cas
  • Trump close to winning, Obama warns

    11/04/2016 10:56:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 4, 2016 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama went into the final stretch of the 2016 campaign warning that Donald Trump is within range of winning, urging voters — particularly black voters, whose turnout is lagging — to see the Republican nominee as running an un-American, inhumane, racist campaign that must be stopped. “This should not be a close race, but it’s going to be a close race. It’s going to be especially close here in North Carolina,” Obama said. A moment later, he offered some explanation for the tightness: “The fact that he has gotten this far tells me the degree...
  • Sharpton: Our Poll-Watchers ‘Nonpartisan' Protectors,Trump’s ‘Illegal'

    10/30/2016 5:47:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 30, 2016
    With the election fast approaching, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has stepped up his call for his supporters to become poll watchers to watch for, and document, illegal activity. He even has set up a page on his website for people to sign up. But MSNBC’s Al Sharpton has had it with Trump’s call for poll-watchers, claiming they are there to intimidate minorities. “How concerned are you about voter intimidation tactics in this election,” he asked Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, as he warned about militias backing Trump. “…in the last several months, as there...
  • Hillary Implies That Trump Wouldn’t Leave Office After Eight Years [VIDEO] (Projection)

    10/26/2016 1:07:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 25, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Hillary Clinton suggested to supporters at a Florida rally Tuesday afternoon that if elected, Donald Trump would not leave office after two terms. Clinton made the remarks following mentioning Trump’s remarks at the debate that he would leave people in “suspense” about whether he would respect the results of the elections. “I think this all started when George Washington refused to become a king. Now Donald Trump probably would have called him a loser. Instead that was one of the most important decisions any president has made,” Clinton said. “Eight years it’s time to move on, we fought a revolution...
  • Mosby Defends New Police Policy Reform Proposals (Ref: Freddie Gray case)

    10/26/2016 10:24:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    AFRO ^ | October 25, 2016 | James Bentley, AFRO Associate Editor
    On Oct. 20, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby introduced a set of proposed policy reform proposals for investigating and prosecuting police misconduct. While Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said the department would study the proposals before making on a decision, the Fraternal Order of Police swiftly condemned the proposed changes. In response Mosby issued a vigorous defense of her proposals in an interview with the AFRO. The proposals, in short, would make it more difficult for defendants to receive a bench trial instead of a jury trial, something some of the officers in the Freddie Gray case did...
  • 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...
  • 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 · 46 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/15/2016 | GregNH
    *From:* Kendall, David *Sent:* ‎Saturday‎, ‎August‎ ‎8‎, ‎2015 ‎10‎:‎24‎ ‎PM *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 clintonemail.com address prior to that date. Could we make...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Gunman kills prominent Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar charged over anti-Islam cartoon

    09/25/2016 9:59:47 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    firstpost.com ^ | 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 married...my 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
    Self
    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
    endingthefed.com ^ | 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...