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  • "Music Is All I Ever Wanted To Do": An Exclusive Q&A With Tally Spear

    09/24/2017 5:46:51 PM PDT · by Logicbox · 2 replies
    Britznbeatz ^ | September 22, 2017 | Lauren Williams
    Upon first impressions, Tally Spear's new song 'Days Like These' reminds me of a younger sounding Amy MacDonald, (minus the Scottish accent) and the raw innocence of Elena Tonra who fronts the indie folk band, Daughter. The 21-year-old singer has been inspired by her Father’s folk collection which comprised of the great musicians of the 1960s, including Bob Dylan and Neil Young. ‘Days Like These’ is a beautifully sung poem, accompanied by simple guitar chords, a clappable drum beat, and tuneful harmonica.
  • Huntington Beach Shooting: Media Inflames Public By Omitting Video

    09/24/2017 5:20:10 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 14 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 9/24/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    One would assume the media has all of the resources available as the general public. When Los Angeles' KTLA decided to do a story on a controversial police shooting in the Huntington Beach community, care would be taken to assure all angles of the incident were presented to the people. It looks like we expect too much of the media with an agenda. It was the one minute and thirty-six second video they didn't show that makes a stark difference in the perceptions the media shared with the public and the reactions they got to air.
  • LGBT Activists and Allies Join in Opposing Trump's Denunciation of Athletes' Protests

    09/24/2017 4:15:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Advocate ^ | September 24, 2017 | Trudy Ring
    George Takei, Keith Boykin, Martina Navratilova, and the creators of Will & Grace are among them. Many LGBT people and allies are among those reacting angrily to Donald Trump’s dissing of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to protest racism, and to his criticism of NBA stars as well. At a campaign rally for U.S. Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama Friday, Trump denounced football players who, following a practice started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, fall to one knee during the anthem. He asked the crowd if they’d “love to see one of these NFL...
  • Colin Kaepernick has never registered to vote in any election: Report

    09/24/2017 3:48:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who started a national conversation by kneeling during the national anthem to highlight racial injustices in America, was widely criticized after he revealed he didn’t vote on Election Day. But as it turns out the 29-year-old, credited by some as the face of the Black Lives Matter movement, has never been registered to vote in any election, according to a report by The Sacramento Bee. Mr. Kaepernick, who turned 18 in 2005, never registered to vote in his home state of California or Nevada, where he attended the University of Nevada, Reno, from...
  • As much as I despised the last President, I always stood for my country's flag

    09/24/2017 3:48:23 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-24-17 | DrJohn
    I despise Barack Obama. I despise what he did to my country. I hated his apologizing for America. I hated his dividing the country. I hated his pitting segments of the nation against each other. I hated his seeing himself as President of the World and not President of the United States. I hated his weaponizing the IRS to persecute conservatives. I hated his abusing the law to spy on Donald Trump in the name of national security. I hated his selling automatic weapons to drug cartels in Mexico. I hated his writing laws unilaterally. I also despise Colin Kaepernick,...
  • Comparison of Poverty Rates Called "Unfair" [semi-satire]

    09/24/2017 3:14:06 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 Sep 2017 | John Semmens
    In California the poverty rate is 20.4%. In Texas it is 14.7%. California Governor Jerry Brown (D) claimed "the heads-up comparison is unfair. Our income tax rate is 13.3%. Texas has no income tax. So each person in our state has to contribute more of his or her income before they get to spend any of it on themselves." "We also have more regulations controlling where and how people can live and where and how businesses can operate," Brown added. "This makes housing less affordable and raises the prices businesses must charge in order to stay profitable. Naturally, that has...
  • A College Lecturer Tweeted, ‘Trump Must Hang.’ He Doesn’t Regret It.

    09/24/2017 2:49:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 24, 2017 | Scott Lucas
    The anonymous tip came in at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. There it sat for almost 24 hours, until Rob Shimshock, a 22-year-old reporter for the Daily Caller in Washington, found it in the site’s generic inbox, an electronic slush pile. The unsigned email contained links to a few tweets, as well as to the biographical page of an untenured history lecturer at California State University, Fresno—Lars Maischak. The author was obscure, but the tweets were explosive. On February 17, Maischak had posted on Twitter about the new president: “To save American democracy, Trump must hang. The sooner and...
  • Steelers don’t take Trump’s bait, exercise right to not participate in anthem (Bradshaw disappoints)

    09/24/2017 1:51:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    Sporting News ^ | September 24, 2017 | Mike DeCourcy
    The Pittsburgh Steelers’ sideline at Soldier Field was almost vacant, save for a few stray workers and four members of the coaching staff who stood at attention as the Star-Spangled Banner was sung in a deep bass by Lyric Opera of Chicago veteran Wilbur Pauley. The only Steelers player within range of his voice was offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva, a West Point graduate and former Army Ranger who stood just outside the tunnel to the locker room, near the corner of the end zone. The rest of the Steelers chose a unique protest in response to Donald Trump’s unprovoked verbal...
  • Athletes Protesting the Anthem are Hypocrites or Worse

    09/24/2017 1:33:24 PM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    All of these NFL players and now MLB players who are protesting the symbols and institutions of the United States are at best hypocrites and at worst liars. They have every right to protest any perceived insult or unfairness that they think exists, and I have the right to call the liars and hypocrites for it…It is after all my opinion…and it appears that opinion is all that counts nowadays. If you’re wondering why I use the specific term hypocrite or liar, let me explain. They say they are protesting because of injustice, institutionalized racism and inequality. But let’s look...
  • Want to combat climate change and Trump's denialism? Eat less meat

    09/24/2017 12:31:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 21, 2017 | Nathan Runkle
    A recent survey of 50 Nobel Prize winners found the smartest among us believe that two of the biggest threats to humanity are climate change and President Trump — and we can’t rely on the latter to help us resolve the former. The President’s swift exit from the Paris accord, rollback of key components of the Clean Power Plan and persistent denial of climate change itself (not to mention his own hot temper) make this clear. People of conscience must tackle this issue ourselves, and one of the single best steps we can take to help fight climate change is...
  • The Left’s Not-See Nazis

    09/24/2017 12:10:41 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/24/17 | Jim O'Neill
    Adding to the confusion is the fact that the Left has been outrageously successful in falsely claiming that Fascism/Nazism are right-wing ideologies, thereby saddling the Right with the Left's crap. Q. What do you call a blind German? A. A Not-see. Anonymous old “joke.” When being bashed on the head with a “Love Trumps Hate” placard it is hard to miss the irony involved. The Kafkaesque image of Antifa cry-bullies beating up peaceful free speech advocates and calling them Nazis is a twisted ideological scenario that even George Orwell would have had trouble doing justice to.
  • Rebels Without A Brain

    09/24/2017 12:06:59 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/24/17 | Dave Merrick
    I had a friend, Bela, who, along with his comrades, swam the Danube beneath whistling swarms of machine-gun fire during the Budapest Uprising of 1956. You want to tear down some statues, kiddies? He had just helped to topple the giant effigy of mass murderer Stalin and drag his big bronze head into the square where a beautiful old church formerly stood. The church had been arrogantly razed in order to accommodate that ‘gift’ statue for the pig Stalin’s 70th birthday. Bela was a real revolutionary fighting for the lives and liberty of his countrymen. He and his fellow protesters...
  • Trump ‘Kneel’ Attack Gives His Base Reason To Stand

    09/24/2017 11:56:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 24, 2017 | Jonathan Allen
    President Donald Trump is getting exactly what he wanted from a racially charged confrontation with professional athletes and sports team owners: A morale boost for his base and a fight with those who see the refusal to stand for the National Anthem as an appropriate form of dissent. Trump’s fiery declaration on Friday night that National Football League owners should "fire or suspend" players who kneel during the anthem was met Saturday with fierce criticism and on Sunday with mass demonstrations of resistance on the field. Some players knelt, while others locked arms in solidarity. Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh...
  • AntiFa terrorists planning ‘Civil War’ and ‘overturn’ government on Nov 4

    09/24/2017 11:40:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Pacific Pundit ^ | August 28, 2017
    With left wing terrorist group AntFA funded by Nazi George Soros, the beatings of people has gone unreported and excused by the corrupt media. On November 4th of this year, the terrorist group AntiFA is planning a “civil war” and an “overturn” of government. AntiFA terrorists will team up with the The Revolutionary Communist Party and other far left terrorist organizations to instigate what they call civil war in November. The Revolutionary Communist Party, Antifa, and god knows who else are planning massive rallies to “end the Fascist regime”. According to one website at, people are living in terror....
  • The danger of the power in fro t of your house.

    09/24/2017 10:37:48 AM PDT · by DWar · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/24/17 | Living Free
    Sparks fly. Power lines dance. Danger all around.
  • Periscope Video: Buying 65 Cent Hamsteaks (8 oz) With COUPONS at Publix

    09/24/2017 10:29:34 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 2 replies
    Periscope ^ | September 24, 2017 | PJ-Comix

    09/24/2017 9:53:37 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 45 replies
    My friends they're out there. If you don't think so just look at what's happening in the NFL. I've had my own encounters with asshole cops and seen them operate on others. Rodney King, the waste of human skin did not need 52 swings with a nightstick. It's time the rest of you acknowledge something needs to be done. 2-5% of the cops out there should have their badges taken away. Of the others most don't make it to 20 years-probably the good ones. I say identify who they are and allow their victims to accuse them. Chiefs of Police...
  • POLL: Have the NFL's National Anthem protests affected your game viewing?

    09/24/2017 9:50:31 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 67 replies
    POLL: Have the NFL's National Anthem protests affected your game viewing? No, I will continue to watch NFL games Yes, I have stopped watching NFL games No, I don't watch the NFL anyway I'm not sure
  • Cruz opposes latest Obamacare repeal

    09/24/2017 9:11:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | September 24, 2017 | Staff
    Sen. Ted Cruz said today that he doesn’t support the latest Obamacare repeal plan drafted by Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham and suggested that the proposal also lacks the vote of Sen. Mike Lee.
  • Only the people who hate America watch the NFL

    09/24/2017 8:54:54 AM PDT · by Mariner · 35 replies
    My Fetid Mind | September 24th, 2017 | Mariner
    If you watch a NFL game, you are paying an anti-American Social Justice Warrior. This is not about race. Thousands of Black men died defending this country. 100's of thousands more have served honorably. They and their families stand for the Anthem and the flag. Only those who hate America kneel for the Anthem. If you see them do it, you are complicit and on their side. If it is related to the NFL, including the innumerable pre-game and analysis shows, it helps support America haters. And it would make YOU one of THEM.