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  • HOW KUROBE, JAPAN BECAME THE ZIPPER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

    09/01/2015 2:43:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | August 31, 2015 | GEORGE PENDLE
    A close up of a YKK zipper. (Photo: Chris 73/ WikiCommons CC BY-SA 3.0)There is not a groin in the world that the city of Kurobe has not touched. It has done so through the auspices of YKK, the world’s largest manufacturer of zippers, producing roughly half the world’s supply—some 7 billion a year. Yet to understand how Kurobe became the zipper capital of the world, one must travel back to the very birth of the zipper, to a time when the zipper wasn’t even the zipper at all. It was in the midst of the Victorian age that mankind suddenly grew disquieted...
  • Heres the thing about campus rape cultureeveryone is missing the point.

    09/01/2015 1:27:28 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 21 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-1-15 | The Looking Spoon
    Mona Charen wrote a fantastic piece at The Federalist about the growing culture of campus rape. It would be, and has been, easy for liberals to thoughtlessly write it off as the continuation of a culture of "patriarchy" (here's a fun game of "get-yourself-called-sexist," ask them to actually define that term). Their solution to this has been to turn sex into almost literally alegalagreement at every base that gets rounded, thus giving some intrepid law student somewhere the idea to trail-blaze a whole new field of legal representation. ("Please back away from my client, those genitals are already under contract...
  • MSNBC's Mike Barnicle: I Want To Live As Far Away From Anti-Establishment Voters As Possible

    09/01/2015 1:26:28 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 55 replies
    RCP video ^ | 9-1-2015 | RCP transcript
    MIKE BARNICLE: ..... So that means that if I lived in Iowa, I would want to know where each of those members of that 53% (Note: Trump, Carson, Cruz and Fiorina combined) lived, and I would want to live as far away from them as possible, because there is something seriously wrong with the Republican party if those people combined have a majority of the voters.
  • The outline of Hillary's email defense takes shape: "I was too stupid to be Secretary of State."

    09/01/2015 12:39:01 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 20 replies
    one man's opinion...
    With the latest release of some 6000+ additional emails, and the disclosure that some 150 of them have now been redacted because they contained classified information, Hillary now appears to be be in serious trouble and facing legal jeopardy.....
  • Of 45 Homicides in July 2015 in Baltimore, Not One Involved a White Suspect or White Victim.

    09/01/2015 12:14:58 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 25 replies
    SBPDL ^ | AUG 31, 2015 | STAFF
    By my count, at least four aspiring rappers were among the 43 black homicide victims in Baltimore during the month of July in 2015; few of the homicides have a connection to gang activity, with most occurring over something as seemingly insignificant as a $3 debt. These 43 black homicide victims' (all murdered by other black people, with none involving a police officer as a suspect) - as well as the Indian immigrant gunned down by the black suspect - lives represent exactly why these neighborhoods are "impoverished." The life each of them led directly correlates to the blight, ruin,...
  • Meanwhile At Budapest Main Train Station (Live Feed)

    09/01/2015 11:29:07 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 43 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 9/1/15 | Tyler Durden
    In an unprecedented move to stem the tsunami of migrants entering Europe, Hungary has decided to stop all trains at Budapest main train station to stop refugees - most of them from conflict areas such as Syria - from entering the EU onwards to Austria and Germany. For now, there are 1000s of refugees waiting at the station, with entrances blocked by police.
  • The Unredacted Huma Abedin-Hillary Clinton Email on Libya, Weapons and Mike Rogers

    09/01/2015 11:14:48 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 10 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-09-01 | Ben Weingarten
    Inworking through some of the7,000 Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department yesterday, I came across one curiousone sent from aide Huma Abedin to the then-Secretary of State regardinga Koran-burning in the U.S.Here is another intriguing email: https://twitter.com/bhweingarten/status/638734489531871234 It is noteworthy that this message on a sensitive subject presumably about a meeting between then-Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Sec. of State Clinton on weapons collections in Libya would be left unredacted, while many other emails in the Clinton trove are redacted in toto. This may be because news reports around the September 10, 2011 email date indicate...
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Socialism

    09/01/2015 11:00:35 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    American Irony ^ | 9-1-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Why Did Huma Abedin Feel the Need to Bring the Desecration of a Koran to Hillary Clinton's Attn?

    09/01/2015 10:04:41 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 20 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-09-01 | Ben Weingarten
    This email begs the question: Why did Huma Abedin feel the need to bring the desecration of a Koran in East Lansing, MI to the attention of the Secretary of State? Did Abedin feel that Clinton might be concerned about the news inciting attacks in America or abroad? Might she have felt that such a story could be leveraged politically? Was it just something Abedin as a Muslim found personally reprehensible, that she felt her confidant ought to be made aware of? Actions like Koran-burning presumably would have been important to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, given her stated support...
  • Police should NOT prosecute people who shoplift from large stores

    09/01/2015 10:02:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 76 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/1/15 | Doug Book
    An administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has suggested that police stop making arrests for shoplifting at large stores. They have insurance, lots of money, so lets think safety first and let the thieves do their thing!!! The gentleman responsible for this remarkable flash of genius is UW-Madison Director of Community Relations, Everett Mitchell. I dont think [with] Target or all them other places, them big box stores that have insurance, they should be using justification, the fact that people steal from there as justification to start engaging in aggressive police practices, right? Uh, yes. What he said. Unwilling to...
  • The Worlds First Clean Oil Sands Project: An Interview With Dr. Gerald Bailey

    09/01/2015 9:29:52 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 1 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 09-01-2015 | sjiek
    fter decades of exhaustive attempts to overcome the dirty reputation of oil sands, we finally have an environmentally-friendly and low cost method to tap into these vast resources in the state of Utahgood news both for Mother Nature and all oil and gas investors. MCW Energy Groups CEO, former Exxon President of the Arabian Gulf region, Dr. R. Gerald Bailey, tells Oilprice.com in an exclusive interview that his hunt for an innovative technology that simultaneously makes money and cleans up the environment is over. The race to capitalize on Utahs vast oil sands resources is on, and only the cleanboth...
  • Is George Soros Betting on the Long-Term Future of Coal?

    09/01/2015 9:20:28 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 01-09-2015 | Sorosian
    Perhaps the greatest nightmare for investors in a commodity stock is that the commodity in question goes the way of coal. After more than a century of dominance in the U.S. and abroad, coal appears to have entered into a structural decline. The EIA and others see coal export volumes declining, domestic U.S. demand remaining questionable, and intense competition from natural gas continuing. A funny thing happened on the way to the graveyard for coal companies though one of the industries greatest detractors, George Soros, appears to be stepping in as a supporter. Soros, whose $24 billion fortune is...
  • Now THIS is Cool (If You're an Airplane Geek)... JET-Powered, RC 1/15th scale Airbus A380!

    09/01/2015 8:51:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Jet-powered, RC 1/15th scale Airbus A380! I wonder how much he spent on this thing... This radio-controlled Airbus A380-800 super-jumbo replica -built by German enthusiasts- has got to be the coolest RC model I've ever seen. I remember when I was a kid, being wowed by my uncle's impressive RC collection, including multi-engine stuff and 'copters... but JETS? News to me! And this one looks, sounds, and even moves at a pace that comes across as 'the real thing' easily on video... the jet roar is more than a little bit cool! The plane is marked in Singapore Airlines...
  • Congresswoman Calls Fetal Parts Sales Humane and Life-Saving [semi-satire]

    09/01/2015 8:49:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla) waded into the Planned Parenthood controversy and insisted that carving up the unborn for spare parts is both humane and life-saving. First of all, what could be more humane than putting these unwanted creatures out of their misery? the Congresswoman wondered. Saying that I doubt that fetuses could feel pain, but even if they could the momentary pain of a medical instrument slicing the spinal cord has got to be far less painful than a lifetime of poverty and abuse as an unwanted child. Second, given that the law grants a woman the unrestricted right to...
  • Bucks County, PA: Armed White Panthers Assault ACLU and Democrat Base

    09/01/2015 8:32:54 AM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 40 replies
    RightWingConservaiveNews.com ^ | September1, 2015 | RightWingConservaiveNews.com
    Today in Historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the controversial White Panthers marched fully armed in front of the ACLU Building in downtown Doylestown. They formed rankswith their assault weapons and assault hats and assault shirts and their assault socks menacingly displayed to full assault view. WHITE PANTHERS image But what was worse, is, they chanted their signature assault theme, Gonna keel yo azz, gonna keel yo azz, gonna fry yew like frawgs in blankets an gonna eet yo dam azz! They were later joined by the even more controversial assault group, White Wives Matter wearing menacingly displayed assault dresses and assault...
  • Trumps AD Era forcing Obama off the front page

    09/01/2015 8:17:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/01/15 | Judi McLeod
    Thank You, Donald Trump, for forcing the in-your-face Obamas into the back seat of the mainstream media-led Public Relations vehicle Its September 2015, in the newly unfurled AD era, AD meaning After Donald. Some are now noticing that when Donald Trump kicked off his campaign as a new kind of 2016 GOP presidential hopeful, he kicked President Barack Obama off the front page. Obamas real campaign slogan was Changing America by Fundamentally Transforming It. The Donalds: Make America Great Again!. Theres no competition in whose slogan has more crowd appeal. Up until Trump got out on the campaign trail talking...
  • The Battlecarrier Was Part Battleship, Part Aircraft Carrier

    09/01/2015 8:15:25 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 47 replies
    War Is Boring ^ | 12/6/13 | Kyle Mizokami
    In the early 1980s, four Iowa-class fast battleships originally built during World War IIIowa, Missouri, New Jersey and Wisconsinwere taken out of mothballs and returned to active duty. Nearly 900 feet long and displacing close to 60,000 tons, the battlewagons could fire a nine-gun broadside sending 18 tons of steel and explosives hurtling towards their targets.The battleships were modernized to include cruise missiles, ship-killing missiles and Phalanx point-defense guns. Returned to the fleet, the ships saw action off the coasts of Lebanon and Iraq. At the end of the Cold War the battleships were retired again. All were slated to...
  • Splodey Head: 59% of Americans Favor Forced Deportation of Illegal Aliens..even 40% of Hispanics

    09/01/2015 7:35:07 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9-1-2015 | sundance
    Splodey Head Alert – Shock Poll: 59% of Americans Favor Forced Deportation of Illegal Aliens – Even 40% Hispanics Support Forced Deportation…. Posted on September 1, 2015 by sundance Oh My ! Whoopsie, Ann Coulter is profoundly vindicated, Donald Trump has the pulse of the electorate, and Hillary Clinton’s “cattle-cars” talking point appears a little, well, out-of-touch with the majority of adult Americans. (Via IBD) Immigration: When Donald Trump proposed mandatory deportation of illegal aliens, pundits and politicians on both sides of the political aisle were appalled. But on this issue it looks like Trump has the public on his...
  • The Cowards and Hypocrites of Black Lives Matter

    09/01/2015 7:23:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/1/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    The death of a Texas deputy, shot from behind while filling his patrol car with gas; the mob violence on a single mother in a park while her child looks on; the knockout game assault on a military veteran as he walked alone on the street; the mugging of a 92 year old woman as she prayed in a church; the killing of a 5 year old girl sitting on her Grandfathers lap and a police officer who killed a black motorist, later found to have had two pounds of marijuana and thousands of dollars in his car. There are...
  • Government Price Controllers Cant Make Up Their Minds

    09/01/2015 6:15:16 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/31/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    Gas stations have heavy competition. There are stations all over the place and everyone publicly displays their prices. Owners operate on very thin profit margins, and there is lots of incentive to keep prices as low as possible. Almost everyone uses gas and nobody likes paying higher prices. So when prices increase, politicians on both sides of the aisle demand and promise investigations. Oil companies are roundly demonized. (Of course, nobody is sending them a thank-you card when prices come down). When it comes to crops, government bureaucrats take a different approach. When the price of products like corn, soybeans,...
  • How Many Guns are Stolen and Destroyed each Year?

    09/01/2015 4:32:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In a recent article discussing how many firearms are lost or destroyed each year, one of the commenters suggested that loss through theft, recovery and subsequent destruction by police, could be a significant number. At TTAG, JSF001 speculated: You forgot to include firearms seized by police as evidence and than destroyed. I would guess that 80% of all firearms that are stolen wind up being destroyed within 10-20 years. There are a couple of fairly good sources of data for the numbers of firearms stolen. The first is the National Crime Information Center, or NCIC. The FBI started the...
  • I Find This Whole Pronoun Affair Cisgusting**

    09/01/2015 4:17:52 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-1-2015 | MOTUS
    Theres a lot of other stuff going on in the world, butt for some reason I cant seem to move on from this gender/pronoun/identity issue. Once I discovered its a real thing, I became mesmerized. No longer constrained to he/she/it, you now have at least 182 (and counting) pronouns to choose from, in 6 different categories (see below). So if you think youve negotiated the waters of the whole gender pronoun issue just because youve nailed the proper grammatical construct of the gender neutral xe,well, lets just say its a little early to be patting zemself on the back.And thats...
  • Twice Upon a Time will be shown Halloween 4:30 AM EST

    09/01/2015 4:13:01 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    Turner Classic ^ | 8/1/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    Saturday, October 31 @ 04:30 AM (ET) Twice Upon a Time (1983 film) Wikipedia Endlessly bootlegged, a few VHS copies can be bought for way too much on Amazon, it's permanently tied up in litigation like the Manchurian Candidate and Vertigo, the principals hate each other, they will probably have to die before it can be brought out to the public, but you can record it now on Turner Classic Films, I have it on my cable box.A bit like Yellow Submarine. I saw another film, an Oscar winning short, collages of cutout magazine images, say, in one scene, a...
  • Sid Blumenthal (in Hillary E-Mails): Boehner 'Alcoholic', 'Lazy', 'Banal', 'Louche'...

    09/01/2015 2:56:31 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 34 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    'Louche' = dubious, shady, disreputable Seems as ifwe conservatives are on the same page as Team Hillary, re. John Boehner's principles, morals, and skill set-- if a just-released 2011 e-mail from one of the Clintons' closest advisors is anything to go by: 'Boehner is despised by the younger, more conservative members of the House Republican Conference,"(Sidney) Blumenthal wrote to Clinton. "They are repelled by his personal behavior.' 'He is louche, alcoholic, lazy, and without any commitment to any principle,' he added. 'He is not Gingrich, the natural leader of a revolution, riding the crest into power,'... 'He is careworn and...
  • Kerry Compares Climate Change to WWII: Different in Character, But Same Potential to Do Harm

    09/01/2015 2:39:34 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 37 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | 8-31-2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Secretary of State John Kerry said today at an Arctic conference in Anchorage that anybody running for any high office in any nation in the world should visit a place where the seismic challenge of climate change is happening and inform themselves about this. And we as leaders of countries will begin to witness what we call climate refugees moving you think migration is a challenge to Europe today because of extremism, wait until you see what happens when theres an absence of water, an absence of food, or one tribe fighting against another for mere survival, Kerry told...
  • The TRUMP Fight Song [unofficial] - TRUMP 2016 [Video]

    09/01/2015 2:34:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/27/15 | Strengthen the US
    Stay motivated and help TRUMP make America great again by sharing the TRUMP FIGHT SONG! [unofficial] TRUMP 2016! Created by a combat veteran who weeps for America. Stop wasting time and do something for your country!
  • How Donald Trump's Campaign Is Helping the Democratic Party [Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points!]

    08/31/2015 11:36:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 31, 2015 | Bill O'Reilly
    How Donald Trump's Campaign Is Helping the Democratic Party Aug. 31, 2015 - 7:25 - Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points 8/31
  • Mass Legal Immigration Will Finish Conservatism [1 Million Green Cards Per Year!!!]

    08/31/2015 10:39:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | August 31, 2015
    Mass Legal Immigration Will Finish Conservatism by MARK KRIKORIAN August 31, 2015 Conservative luminaries have been warning that Donald Trump poses a threat to the Republican party and to the political future of conservativism. Charles Krauthammer has called him political poison. Fred Barnes says Trump has made the GOPs future dicey. George Will thunders characteristically that every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency. All this may be true. Trump is indeed a braggart who goes out of his way to antagonize people not a winning approach in...
  • The Donald And The Demagogues

    08/31/2015 10:19:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Wall St. J. ^ | August 31, 2015 | BRET STEPHENS
    The Donald And The Demagogues Democracies that trade substance for charisma dont last. Trump is Americas answer to Hugo Chvez. By BRET STEPHENS Aug. 31, 2015 If by now you dont find Donald Trump appalling, youre appalling. If you have reached physical maturity and still chuckle at Mr. Trumps pubescent jokes about Rosie ODonnell or Heidi Klum, you will never reach mental maturity. If you watched Mr. Trump mock fellow candidate Lindsey Grahams low poll numbers and didnt cringe at the lack of class, you are incapable of class. If you think we need to build new airports in Queens...
  • Woman, 80, trampled to death in Venezuelan supermarket stampede

    08/31/2015 6:28:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 129 replies
    An 80-year-old Venezuelan woman died, possibly from trampling, in a scrum outside a state supermarket selling subsidized goods, the opposition and media said on Friday. The melee at the store in Sabaneta, the birthplace of former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, was the latest such incident in the South American nation where economic hardship and food shortages are creating long queues and scuffles. The opposition Democratic Unity coalition said Maria Aguirre died and another 75 people were injured including five security officials in chaotic scenes when National Guard troops sought to control a 5,000-strong crowd with teargas. Due to...
  • White House petition urges President Obama to join Bear Grylls in traditional drinking of own urine

    08/31/2015 5:58:37 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 29 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5:07 pm on August 31, 2015
    As Twitchy reported, President Obama is planning to hone his survival skills on a reality show that PETA has condemned as both sexist and speciesist. Were not sure if the president is a regular viewer of Running Wild with Bear Grylls, but those who are know that drinking his own urine is standard survival procedure for Grylls. A clever Brooklyn resident decided to start a petition today on the White Houses We the People site demanding that President Obama follow suit. The full text of the petition reads: President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with Bear Grylls during his...
  • After years of brutality, thug cops now find themselves the targets

    08/31/2015 3:27:19 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 72 replies
    CalNews ^ | August 31, 2015 | The Editor
    Although dozens of police officers are slain on duty in any given year, active and retired police officers across the country said the recent bloodshed feels different.
  • 9 Things Obama would say while playing Monopoly

    08/31/2015 2:27:24 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 29 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-31-15 | The Looking Spoon
    I haven't played Monopoly in a long time, so I'm a bit hazy on the exact rules, but I do remember it's a game of business deals and handling money responsibly so you don't go broke. Given that, this could actually be any Democrat sitting there.
  • Obama To rename "America"

    08/31/2015 2:27:01 PM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 41 replies
    RightWingConservativeNews.com ^ | August 31, 2015 | RightWingConservativeNews.com
    The President today announced from aboard Air Force One on his way to a 4 week vacation in sunny Iran By The Sea, that he would take Executive Action immediately to rename the former America which is a site of significant cultural importance to the original inhabitants, the Iranians. Iran first populated this great country of folks back in 13,000 BM (Before Me.) It is onlly fitting that this land is renamed for its original inhabitantsprior to physically returning it to them, as Michelle and I will be doing in a seaside ceremony with ice cream cones, in Iran where...
  • Exposed: The New American Way Of Life

    08/31/2015 2:04:00 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/31/15 | Tyler Durden
    It's enough to make you cry... or scream.
  • If Hillary Clinton had a lesbian affair with Huma Abedin then everything in Weinergate fits

    08/31/2015 12:16:57 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 53 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/31/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Written four years ago, this prescient piece by Coach Collins has led the discussion on a relationship which may have cost American lives and provided state secrets to the Muslim Brotherhood. It is re-posted here just as it appeared on June 6th of 2011. By Kevin Coach Collins People are motivated to follow their darker instincts by lust for money power or sex. In mid 2007 rumors started to circulate about Huma Abedin a stunningly beautiful staffer working for Hillary Clinton. The wagging tongues of Washington asked logical questions about Huma. If Hillary is bisexual (as had long been thought...
  • Administration Makes End Run Around 2nd Amendment [semi-satire]

    08/31/2015 11:44:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    In a move said to side-step Constitutional impediments to reasonable gun control, US Secretary of State John Kerry signed on to a UN agreement establishing an international gun registry and controls over the sale and transport of small arms. Every sensible effort to restrict access to guns in the United States has been blocked by court rulings citing the Second Amendments right to bear arms, Kerry complained. Well, the US Constitution doesnt apply to the UN. It is not fettered by the kind of out-of-date notions that stymie policy in this country. While the gun extremists at the NRA may...
  • Having solved all other problems, Obama renames Mount McKinley

    08/31/2015 11:41:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Robert Laurie
    If they wasted 5 minutes on this, it was too long. As you know, Obama is the greatest President in the history of the United States. He secured our borders, fixed healthcare, healed race relations, decimated Al Qaeda, and reduced ISIS to its current J.V. Team level of effectiveness. Oh, and he also lowered the sea levels. We cant forget that. To be sure, those are impressive feats. However, his greatest achievement may be that he did it all so quickly. By solving all of Americas problems in rapid succession, hes given himself a lot of free time. Now, he...
  • A Murder at Dawn, and the Difference Between Left and Right

    08/31/2015 11:32:59 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 31, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the Roanoke television murders... A LIBERAL RESPONSE: A man is overweight, perhaps by a couple hundred pounds. The liberal responds in force, closing the fast food restaurant at the corner, shutting down the pizzeria across the street, banning the ice cream shop down the block from selling to him, limiting the soft drink size at the convenience store next door to only 20 ounces at a time. The fact that the man was already heavy when he moved into the neighborhood and the fact that he eats ordinary food from the grocery store, just too much of...
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Money

    08/31/2015 11:27:57 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    American Irony ^ | 8-31-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • Teacher Left Union and Has No Regrets

    08/31/2015 11:19:09 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/29/2015 | Anne Schieber
    Rosemary Stawasz wasn't sure what Michigan's right-to-work law, enacted at the end of 2012, would mean for her. Stawasz, a special education teacher with the Van Buren Intermediate School District, worried about what would happen if she exercised her new right to not be forced to financially support the local teachers union. Under the previous law, paying union dues or fees was a condition of employment. Now, she had a choice. Educators can find out more about that choice at www.AugustOptOut.org. I have had no problems at all," she said of the decision she made to leave the union. "The...
  • SHERIFF CLARKE: WHITE HOUSE, DOJ STARTED OPEN SEASON ON THE AMERICAN POLICE OFFICER

    08/31/2015 8:58:52 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Saturday nights broadcast of Justice with Judge Jeanine, Milwaukee County, WI Sheriff David Clarke reacted to the killing of Harris County, TX deputy Darren Goforth, pinning the blame on President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder. According to Clarke, their rhetoric has caused an open season on police officers. I am too pissed off tonight to be diplomatic with whats going on and Im not going to stick my head in the sand about it, Clarke said. I said last December war had been declared on the American police officer led by some high profile people, one...
  • Trump vs. Ramos Bout

    08/31/2015 8:27:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/15 | Obie Usategui
    I consider Mr. Ramos and his entire Univision tribe, just a swarm of unqualified misfits, whose fame and fortune and that of their network were ill-fatedly built, for the most part, on the misfortunes of a mass exodus of Cubans You know what, I thought my frenzy point for irking with madness had just about reached its limits of confinement when I saw Barack Obama eagerly shaking the bloodied hands of Cuban dictators Fidel and Raul Castro the entire charade followed by the idiot John Kerrys ceremony raising the American flag at the just re-opened Cuban embassy in Havana,...
  • Radical politics of Canadian Bishops seeks to turn Canada over to the lib-left

    08/31/2015 8:24:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/15 | Judi McLeod
    The Francis-Obama strategy now in effect: The first obvious outcome of the Barack Obama celebrated Pope Francis Laudato Si encyclical on the environment will be the return of the Lib-left as the Government of Canada. Its official, proof of which can be found online in the Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) 2015 Election Guide at cccb.ca under publications. Catholics like me were informed in paraphrased words at Sunday Mass yesterday, that the next four weeks during the federal election campaign, the homilies of all Catholic priests in Canada will abandon the Gospel of Christ for hardline electioneering advising folk...
  • Will the silent majority speak out?

    08/31/2015 8:22:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Enough is enough--Silent majority must rise up: Counter the war on police, movements like Black Lives Matter and their cheerleaders in the Democrat Party. If not, U.S. will be forever doomed The term silent majority is now, according to the left, a racist term Apparently, to members of the association for the perpetually offended silent majority is a code for white people wanting the world to go back to the way it was years ago. These whites want to take their country back from those who are not white. One person who in this day and age is not afraid...
  • Planned Parenthood Worse then Slavers

    08/31/2015 8:16:04 AM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | August 31st, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Planned Parenthood has found an even more morally repugnant way to make money than selling men, women and children for profit. Lifenews has been running a series of stories about how Planned Parenthood has been selling aborted baby parts for profit. They separate the parts from the babies they abort and sell the parts for research or medical treatment.
  • Greenfield: Rabbis for Hamas, Obama and Iran

    08/31/2015 8:06:49 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 2 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, August 31, 2015 Rabbis for Hamas, Obama and Iran Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog In 2008, Elliot Dorff joined Rabbis for Obama in their claim that Senator Obama would be a leader in the fight against serious threats to Israel. Dorff, a Beverly Hills based clergyman, showed a deep grasp of geopolitical issues when he claimed that because of President Bush, now the Taliban inhabit Iraq, where they never used to be. This would have come as news to both the Taliban and Iraq. But Rabbis for Obama kept Dorffs testimonial up because no one...
  • How many Firearms have been lost or Destroyed in the United States?

    08/31/2015 7:28:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    How many firearms are lost or destroyed in the United States? Is the number of guns in the U.S. increasing or decreasing? The current estimate of the private stock of firearms in the United States is about 363 million (16 million were added in 2013). That number was calculated by the cumulative addition of domestic manufacture plus imports minus exports. This does not count guns shipped to the U.S. military. The figures are rounded to the nearest million. Firearms manufactured before 1899 are not included. The starting figure in 1945 is 47 million. The numbers do not account for...
  • David Cameron has been surfing in sewage on his summer holiday in Cornwall

    08/31/2015 6:51:27 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 29 August 2015 | Tom Bevan
    David and Samantha Cameron have unwittingly been swimming at a beauty spot tainted by raw sewage. The chillaxing PM and his wife have enjoyed a daily swim off Polzeath in Cornwall on one of their three summer family holidays - unaware that untreated human effluent was flowing into the beauty spot. South West Water has warned the excrement was being pumped into the sea due to the heavy rain on Sunday morning and Wednesday afternoon.
  • I just bought two half gallons of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla.

    08/31/2015 6:30:34 AM PDT · by ziravan · 56 replies
    Vanity | 8/31/15 | Me
    I just bought two half gallons of Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla in Central Texas. There was a line big enough to buy out the entire stock I have Blue Bell in my freezer. Neener. Neener.