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  • Calling All Married Women — VOTE ON TUESDAY! Not exactly the message Democrats will send out.

    10/30/2014 8:35:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 30, 2014 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Not only have women been a majority of the voters in recent elections (53% in 2012), they also kept President Obama in the Oval Office (55% of those women — nearly 30% of all voters — voted for President Obama in 2012). Obviously, women — specifically, unmarried women — decided the 2012 election. According to exit polls from 2012 conducted by Edison Research, Obama’s margin among unmarried women was 67 percent to Romney’s 31 percent, giving him more than 11 million more unmarried women’s votes than Romney’s total; Romney’s 53 percent of married women’s votes compared to Obama’s 46 percent...
  • K-State football coach Bill Snyder endorses Pat Roberts

    10/30/2014 8:26:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearing in a new television ad for the three-term Republican incumbent, potentially giving the GOP a boost in a race with national implications. Roberts’ campaign launched the statewide spot just five days before the election, which has Roberts locked in a tough contest with independent candidate Greg Orman, a 45-year-old Olathe businessman and co-founder of a private equity firm. Snyder is highly respected throughout the state and college football and has largely remained aloof from politics....
  • Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine, goes for bike ride as legal showdown looms

    10/30/2014 7:43:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 30, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A Maine nurse back from treating Ebola patients in West Africa followed through on her vow to defy the state's "voluntary" quarantine on Thursday, leaving her home for a bike ride. Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend stepped out of their home Thursday morning and rode away on mountain bikes, followed by state police cruiser. There was no immediate comment from state health officials, who were going to court in an effort to detain Hickox for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10. Police were monitoring her movements but couldn't detain her without a...
  • The ambulance drone that could save your life: Flying defibrillator of the future

    10/30/2014 2:53:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Nerdoholic ^ | October 29, 2014
    A Dutch student has revealed a prototype ‘ambulance drone’, a flying defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims within precious life-saving minutes. Developed by engineering graduate Alec Momont, it can fly at speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour (60 miles per hour). Painted in emergency services yellow and driven by six propellers, the drone can carry a four kilogramme load – in this case a defibrillator. ‘Around 800,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest in the European Union every year and only 8.0 percent survive,’ Momont, 23, said at the TU Delft University. ‘The main reason for this is...
  • Hillary Clinton: Dodging tough questions should be 'disqualifying' in Iowa

    10/30/2014 2:15:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WICU-TV / CNN ^ | October 29, 2014 | Dan Merica
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CNN) -- Hillary Clinton swiped at Republican Senate hopeful Joni Ernst on Wednesday for canceling a meeting with the Des Moines Register editorial board last week, telling a labor audience that not answering "tough questions" is "disqualifying" in the state. "I have concluded that Iowans take politics really seriously," Clinton said. "You test your candidates, you actually force them to be the best they can be and they have to be willing to answer the tough questions." Democrat Bruce Braley "has been willing to do this, and his opponent has not," she said. ---snip--- Clinton also knocked...
  • Pinoys urged to leave Ebola-hit West Africa (Philippines)

    10/30/2014 1:10:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Philippines on Thursday urged hundreds of its citizens to leave Ebola-hit west African nations, as it announced anyone who returned would be placed under a 21-day quarantine. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said the government had made a "voluntary repatriation" call to about 900 workers in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. He told a local television network that President Benigno Aquino III had also ordered those who did return would have to be isolated in a government facility. "The president has asked us to come down with a ruling, anyone coming from those countries, they must undergo a...
  • U.S. attends Ebola meeting in Cuba called by leftist bloc

    10/29/2014 11:46:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 30, 2014 | Nelson Acosta in Havana
    U.S. government officials joined health experts from throughout the Americas at an Ebola conference in Cuba on Wednesday, the latest show of cooperation between the historic adversaries on fighting the disease. The meeting organized by ALBA, a bloc of leftist-governed countries, aims to coordinate a regional strategy on the prevention and control of Ebola, which has killed about 5,000 people in West Africa but in the Americas has only reached the United States. U.S. military personnel and Cuban medical specialists are already posted in West Africa and prepared to work side by side if needed, officials have said, and Washington...
  • De Blasio rebukes report about Ebola patient

    10/29/2014 11:32:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Capital New York ^ | October 29, 2014 | Sally Goldenberg
    Mayor Bill de Blasio admonished a report in Wednesday's New York Post that accused Dr. Craig Spencer, the Harlem physician who tested positive for Ebola last week, of lying to authorities about his self-monitored quarantine. "I'm sick of these attempts to belittle a man who is a hero. It's got to end," de Blasio told reporters after a Hurricane Sandy-related press conference on Staten Island. "This is a guy who went into danger to protect all of us. We don't spend a lot of time when someone comes back wearing a military uniform questioning their desire to do good." The...
  • In Georgia, Democrats’ last hope for preventing GOP takeover is collapsing

    10/29/2014 11:18:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 29, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    The polls this cycle have been cruel to Democrats. A number of surveys have given the president’s party undue hope that they could pull off the impossible on Election Day and retain control of the U.S. Senate. But, like Lucy van Pelt ripping the set football away from a rushing Charlie Brown at the very last minute, Democrats have been robbed of that intoxicating hope just as the buzz was getting good. After abandoning the party’s nominee as determined by the voters, Democrats were thrilled by the prospect that ruby red Kansas might elect a Democrat masquerading as an independent...
  • 'You can hug me, you can shake my hand - I won't give you Ebola' (Kaci Hickox)

    10/29/2014 10:50:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 30, 2014 | Martin Gould In Fort Kent, Maine and Louise Boyle
    * Nurse Kaci Hickox left the home of her boyfriend in Fort Kent, Maine, on Wednesday night to speak with the press * Residents of the small town are unimpressed that Hickox is trying to fight a 21-day quarantine imposed by the state * State's health chief and governor vowed to enforce Maine state guidelines which ask for a voluntary three week quarantine * Governor sent state police to her home but did not say whether she would be arrested if she tried to leave * State may go to court to get an order to make it mandatory tomorrow...
  • 6 Reasons Down-Ballot Races Are Just as Important as the Top of the Ticket (Lawd, they desperate!)

    10/29/2014 10:32:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Root ^ | October 29, 2014 | Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele
    Oh, OK. You’re not too concerned about the upcoming midterm elections on Nov. 4. You don’t mind sitting this cycle out because you’ve convinced yourself that presidential elections are what matters the most. Think again. In addition to a slate of U.S. Senate races that could determine which party controls Congress for the next two years, there are dozens of statewide positions that voters will be able to cast a ballot for on Tuesday, and the individuals who are elected to those posts have the power to affect your life, at times more directly than the president or Congress. Here...
  • Romney, Jeb 'Loom Larger Than The Rest'

    10/29/2014 9:42:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 Blog ^ | October 27, 2014 | David Catanese
    Former Republican Govs. Mitt Romney, right, and Jeb Bush are formidable presidential contenders, says Bill Weld.Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld says Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush would be the GOP's best option for winning back the White House in 2016. In an interview with U.S. News, Weld name-checked the pair as the potential candidates who "loom larger than the rest of the competition." “I like them both very much," Weld said in a response to a question about his presidential preference. "I'm not saying Scott Walker or Marco Rubio couldn't find a voice. But Romney and Bush seem bigger, loom...
  • 3D Printer Hack Makes Automatic Tattoo Machine

    10/29/2014 9:28:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    PSFK ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jason Brick
    French designers alter 3D printer to let you ink yourself 3D printing technology has now followed the curve of most emerging inventions. What starts as a prototype gets picked up by the industries the idea most impacts, then by corollary industries, then by the art and hobbyist crowd. This month, Paris design studio Appropriate Audiences made that final step by hacking a 3D printer and turning it into a tattoo gun. The printing device itself, called Tatoue, affixes a tattoo gun on rails to a square metal frame. The frame and gun can move on three axes so the tattooing...
  • Sarah Palin: Hopefully I’ll be running for office in the future (Look at his prediction)

    10/29/2014 7:32:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 28, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Not the near future, necessarily, just “the future,” so if you’re taking this as a hint that she’s ready to shock the field by jumping into the 2016 race, readjust your expectations. If Cruz weren’t in the race she could try to fill the tea-party niche; even if she ended up losing, she might pull enough votes to re-establish herself as an electoral force within the party, the way she was circa 2009 as the GOP’s unrivaled grassroots conservative superstar. But Cruz will be in the race, almost certainly, and Palin will just as certainly end up supporting him. Besides,...
  • In light of the Zimmerman and Dunn trials, is the jury system broken? (Part 1)

    10/29/2014 7:10:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    AllVoices ^ | February 22, 2014 | Harold Michael Harvey, JD
    The Constitution of the United States of America, Amendment VI, grants the criminally accused a right to a “speedy and public trial … by an impartial jury in the state and district where the crime shall have been committed.” The framers of the Constitution included this protection because of the brutal system in England where a person could be thrown into a dungeon without formal charges and tried before the crown without the benefit of a public trial or having people from the community hear the evidence against them. To remedy this abuse of King George’s government, the newly formed...
  • Will Future Generations See Our Inaction on Climate Change as a Great Immoral Act? (He's serious)

    10/29/2014 6:52:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Big Think ^ | October 29, 2014 | Orion Jones
    In order to express her worries about our collective failure to act on the climate change threat, Harvard science historian Naomi Oreskes turned to science fiction. Her book, "The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View From the Future", is written from the point of view of a future historian who chronicles how humans ignored many clear warnings about the adverse effects of rising temperature, resulting in The Great Collapse of 2093. The details of that collapse include "floods, droughts, mass migrations, [and] the end of humanity in Africa and Australia." Oreskes began her efforts by chronicling the real scientific consensus...
  • Homecoming Blackout protesters spark conversation on racism (Alleged "racism," language warning)

    10/29/2014 6:02:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Missouri State University Standard ^ | October 28, 2014 | Trevor Mitchell, The Standard
    Homecoming Blackout: Protestors attended the Oct. 18 homecoming tailgate and football game to make a statement for African-American lives. On the afternoon of Oct. 18, as Missouri State students got ready to cheer on the football team against South Dakota University and tailgaters partied in BearFest Village, 35 protesters had a different plan for homecoming. Homecoming Blackout, as the protest was called, was not about Ferguson. It was not about Michael Brown. It was not about Vonderrit Myers. “It was a protest about black rights. It was a bigger scope of things. It wasn’t another Ferguson protest,” said Jakal Burrell-El,...
  • Abortion in America: A costly choice (VERY "pro-choice" column)

    10/29/2014 5:34:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Economist ^ | October 27, 2014
    FOR women living in large swathes of the American South, it is increasingly difficult to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. Onerous new rules and regulations are forcing abortion clinics to shut down in states across the region. A Texas law passed last year has already forced nearly half of the state’s 40 clinics to close. Only eight would still be in service had not the Supreme Court intervened on October 14th to block temporarily parts of the law. Remaining clinics are reporting longer waiting lists, with women travelling greater distances (and sometimes across state lines) to get the procedure. Similar rules...
  • Guess How Many Bibles Have Arrived at Office of Houston Mayor After She Subpoenaed Pastors’ Sermons

    10/29/2014 5:14:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 28, 2014 | Erica Ritz
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker has received a flood of Bibles — somewhere between 500 and 1,000 according to a spokesman for the mayor’s office — after the city subpoenaed the church sermons of five local faith leaders opposed to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which the mayor signed in May. “This is more dangerous than anything I’ve ever seen,” Glenn Beck said last week after interviewing one of the five subpoenaed religious leaders. “This is not about equal rights. … This is about shutting people down.” Steve Riggle, the pastor of Grace Community Church in Houston, told Beck that the...
  • Documenting the solidarity of a movement in Ferguson and St. Louis, Mo.

    10/29/2014 4:58:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's In Sight Blog ^ | October 29, 2014 | Nicole Crowder
    The shooting death of Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9 by officer Darren Wilson set off a firestorm of protests, marches, and more recently, speculation and anger regarding the handling of Brown’s death and autopsy. Ferguson has become the epicenter where the conversation surrounding racial tensions and the extent of police oversight has taken center stage. On Oct. 23, the Department of Justice condemned recently leaked information regarding Brown’s autopsy that suggests Brown was shot at close range and may have been charging at Wilson at the time he was shot, calling the leaks “irresponsible and highly troubling.”...
  • CNN Analyst Pretty Damn Sure Ferguson Will Riot if Officer Isn’t Indicted

    10/29/2014 4:17:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 29, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson is or isn’t resigning or being pushed out of his job, depending on how much you believe CNN’s reporting last night (Jackson disputes all versions). But CNN law enforcement analyst Tom Fuentes said the Ferguson PD was right to stock up on riot gear anyway, as things are “going to overheat” if Officer Darren Wilson isn’t indicted and convicted for shooting unarmed teenager Michael Brown. “Whether [Jackson] resigns, or is fired, won’t matter at the end of the day if Wilson isn’t arrested, prosecuted, and jailed for shooting Michael Brown,” said Fuentes, a former FBI...
  • The NYT has had enough of you bumpkins deciding elections

    10/29/2014 3:48:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    At first glance, it’s tempting to think that Mark Leibovitch is calling various Republican candidates stupid in his New York Times article, The Bumpkinification of the Midterm Elections. It would be an easy and understandable mistake to make, given that the introduction focuses almost entirely on Joni Ernst, with a generous sprinkling of Sarah Palin and other, almost exclusively GOP figures throughout the piece. But a closer reading reveals that even though the author might be thinking the candidates are toothless, drooling hicks, he’s really casting stones at those of you stupid enough to fall for their homespun, down on...
  • Nurse Kaci Hickox says she won't obey Maine's Ebola quarantine: I won’t be 'bullied by politicians'

    10/29/2014 3:35:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    NBC News' Today Show ^ | October 29, 2014 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Nurse Kaci Hickox — who remains symptom-free after spending three days in a New Jersey isolation tent after flying home from Ebola-stricken West Africa — remains under quarantine at home in Maine, but for only another day, she tells TODAY's Matt Lauer. “I don’t plan on sticking to the guidelines. I remain appalled by these home quarantine policies that have been forced upon me, even though I am in perfectly good health and feeling strong and have been this entire time completely symptom free,” said Hickox, who wouldn’t emerge from Maine’s 21-day voluntary quarantine until Nov. 10. “I truly believe...
  • Obama Officials Bloviate About Settled ‘Science,’ DoD Scientists Fear Air Transmission of Ebola

    10/29/2014 2:58:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    PJ Media's Ordered Liberty Blog ^ | October 29, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Pretending to be guided by “science” rather than practicing politics in service of their post-American agenda, Obama administration officials persevere in the irresponsible suggestion that Ebola cannot be transmitted through the air – i.e., that it requires physical contact with an infected person that results in exposure to bodily fluids. It should go without saying that because viruses mutate, responsible scientists would never claim that the “science” about them is “settled.” But quite apart from the dynamic circumstances, government scientists are obviously concerned about air transmission in the here and now, even as the spin-meisters claim it cannot happen. Aaron...
  • Krauthammer: If GOP can’t win Senate, ‘the party ought to look for another country’

    10/29/2014 2:48:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 29, 2014 | Staff
    Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer projected a big win for the Republicans in November, giving them a 70 percent chance of winning the Senate.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) “If the GOP can’t win back the Senate in a climate like this, maybe the party ought to look for another country,” he told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly Tuesday. Krauthammer explained why he thinks the climate is ripe for the win: "The reason is this is essentially a referendum on Obama. In 2010 it was a referendum on his ideology. The overreach with Obamacare, the stimulus, cap and trade, and now, six years in, it’s referendum...
  • Internal memo pushes bringing non-citizens to US for Ebola treatment; State denies plan

    10/29/2014 2:37:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) A memo obtained by Fox News indicates the Obama administration has been considering allowing non-American Ebola patients into the U.S. for treatment – though a State Department official on Tuesday denied any such plans. The document was obtained by Fox News from a Capitol Hill source, who said it is a memo prepared by the State Department. The top of the document is marked “sensitive but unclassified – predesicional (sic).” CLICK TO READ THE MEMO The “purpose” of the memo states: “Come to an agreed State Department position on the extent to which non-U.S. citizens will be admitted to...
  • Why Sarah Palin really might run for office again

    10/29/2014 2:15:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 29, 2014 | Peter Grier
    Sarah Palin says all the criticism from 'those haters out there ... invigorates me.' A majority of Americans say they've heard enough from her, but she has a base of committed supporters, and even some Democrats say they want her to run.Will Sarah Palin really run for office again? On Tuesday she said she might. In an interview with the Fox Business network, the ex-VP candidate said that her critics haven’t driven her away from politics. In fact, they energize her, she said. “Bless their hearts, those haters out there, they don’t understand that it invigorates me.... The more they’re...
  • Seriously? Obamacare Covers Foreign Diplomats

    10/29/2014 2:07:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 29, 2014 | Tim Mak
    Two House committees are demanding answers after learning that the Affordable Care Act makes foreign diplomats eligible for health care subsidies.Obamacare has a loophole that allows foreign diplomats to receive healthcare subsidies, the House Ways and Means and Foreign Affairs Committees revealed Wednesday as they announced a joint investigation. “According to the Department of Health and Human Services, foreign diplomats holding ‘A’ or ‘G’ visas are eligible to participate in an array of medical programs administered by the federal government, including participation in Health Insurance Marketplaces governed by the Affordable Care Act (ACA),” wrote chairmen Ed Royce and Dave Camp...
  • Columnist Sets Off Storm Calling Michael Brown 'Animal' Who Had To Be 'Put Down' (Don Surber)

    10/28/2014 9:58:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | October 28, 2014 | Tom Kludt
    The frustration from Charleston Daily Mail's editor and publisher Brad McElhinny was clear when TPM reach him by phone on Tuesday afternoon. "I've had better days," he said. His exasperation was understandable. On Saturday, Don Surber, the West Virginia paper's lone editorial columnist, took to his personal blog to offer his thoughts on "police brutality" and the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. "This summer I had an epiphany as I watched packs of racists riot in Ferguson, Missouri, in support of a gigantic thug who was higher than a kite when he attacked Ferguson Police Department Officer Darren...
  • Drones posing global security issues

    10/28/2014 9:09:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jonathan Eyal
    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones as they are often called, have had a good press recently: from humanitarian rescues to the promotion of free trade, these remote-controlled, pilotless robots are the heroes of the moment. Still, their biggest use continues to be for military purposes. And although the deployment of drones in military operations is nowhere near as morally objectionable as some critics allege, the inevitable proliferation of UAVs does raise some serious security questions. The real challenge is not to prevent nations or corporations from acquiring them but, rather, to adopt international safeguards on how independent such drones...
  • Detroit man fights $30k child support bill for kid that is not his

    10/28/2014 8:54:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | October 28, 2014 | Kim Russell
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The State of Michigan is ordering a Detroit man to pay tens of thousands of dollars, or go to prison. The reason? He owes back child support for a child that everyone agrees is not his. "I feel like I’m standing in front of a brick wall with nowhere to go," said Carnell Alexander. He says he learned about the paternity case against him during a traffic stop in Detroit in the early 90s. The officer told him he is a deadbeat dad, there was a warrant out for his arrest. “I knew I didn’t have a child, so I...
  • Mainstream media shocked latest polls show GOP pulling away

    10/28/2014 8:23:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 26, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    The mainstream media made a hearty go of it, attempting for the last few weeks to portray the Nov. 4 election as a toss-up. But poll after poll is now showing those reports to be nothing more than a barrel of red herrings: Republicans are solidly in the lead with just more than a week to go. Over the past several weeks, a dozen stories or more have painted the Colorado race between Republican Cory Gardner and Democrat Mark Udall for the U.S. Senate seat there as neck-and-neck. CNN and the mainstream newspapers have repeatedly said the race is too...
  • New York’s Rules to Let Travelers Pick Site for Isolation

    10/28/2014 7:19:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 28, 2014 | Marc Santora and Thomas Kaplan
    Offering the first detailed account of how New York State’s quarantine order for travelers returning from West Africa will be put into effect, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration has issued guidelines that go beyond federal recommendations but seek to allow people to choose where to spend their enforced isolation. The state protocols show an effort by the administration to portray the quarantine, which has been criticized as excessive by some experts and doctors’ organizations, in a humane manner. The protocols are meant to ensure “a respectful and supportive approach” to arriving travelers, who are supposed to be “treated with the...
  • After Ferguson, 'Dear White People' Arrives Right On Time

    10/28/2014 6:39:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | October 28, 2014 | Nathalie Baptiste
    Then again, any time would have been right. Systemic white privilege and the language of racism is an American tradition as old as the republic.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Satirizing racial tensions in the so-called post-racial America, Justin Simien’s film, Dear White People, follows the lives of several students at Winchester University, a fictional, mostly-white Ivy League college. As it explores the topics of racism, white privilege, affirmative action and interracial relationships, the film almost serves as a rebuttal to everything claimed by people who deny that racism and white privilege exists. At Winchester, students live in dorms fashioned as houses, with Armstrong Parker House...
  • The Slow-Motion Tragedy Of Ferguson (The Left is worried that you're no longer paying attention)

    10/28/2014 5:06:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Talking Points Memo's Cafe ^ | October 28, 2014 | Conor P. Williams
    Last week was awful. Gun violence struck still another American school and Canada's War Memorial. We learned that U.S.-led air strikes have killed 32 Syrian civilians so far. Perhaps worst of all, despite all of this, we probably spent more of our week talking about the ongoing Ebola faux-outbreak. News feeds on the sensational — one of tragedy’s closest cousins. But not all tragedies are suited to a 24-hour news cycle or our flighty national attention span. Some spiral beyond the public's capacity to follow along. When it’s a missing airplane in the Indian Ocean, it’s largely irrelevant whether or...
  • Man attacks multiple people with hammer

    10/28/2014 2:45:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    KVVU-TV ^ | October 26, 2014 | Tiffany Murphy
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)BOULDER CITY, NV (FOX5) - Henderson Police officers have arrested a 31-year-old man after they said he attacked 10 people with a hammer in the span of an hour in Boulder City and Henderson on Friday night. Keith Paul with the city of Henderson said Damien D. Robins of Las Vegas is being held in the Henderson Detention Center and faces six counts of attempted murder and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. Paul said the incident started in Boulder City around 8 p.m. Friday when Robins is accused of attacking a woman in a car with a...
  • Wendy Davis surrogate: Greg Abbott just “rolls around” thinking he can get tort reform for himself..

    10/28/2014 2:36:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 28, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via Tom Elia and Becket Adams, I feel like this campaign can’t end until Wendy herself delivers an impassioned plea from the Capitol steps: “For God’s sake, he can’t even walk.” Until then, though, she’s got more important points to make: When Stewart asked why Democrats can’t turn Texas blue, Davis blamed congressional redistricting. Saying, “It’s on its way, it really is on its way. And what we’ve suffered from here for quite a while is two decades of Republican led redistricting that have created very purely drawn Republican districts and a few very purely drawn Democratic ones. And so...
  • Sarah Palin hopes to run for office again some day

    10/28/2014 1:10:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | October 28, 2014 | Ken Thomas
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, says she hopes to run for office again and is urging GOP leaders to have "more guts" as they pursue their agenda. Palin said in an interview with Fox Business Network on Tuesday that she is invigorated by her critics, who make her "want to work so hard for justice in this country." "The more they're pouring on the more I'm going to bug the crap out of them by being out there with a voice, with the message, hopefully running for office in the future, too," Palin said....
  • The Bumpkinification of the Midterm Elections

    10/28/2014 12:55:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Times Magazine ^ | October 28, 2014 | Mark Leibovich
    Joni Ernst, the Iowa state senator and Iraq War veteran, was standing in a barn in a purple flannel shirt and an unzipped vest. Beside her, various swine burrowed in the hog lot; two small pigs spooned; there was copious squealing. When Ernst, who grew up on a farm castrating hogs, opened her mouth to speak, she drew the inevitable connection between her upbringing and her current role as a Republican candidate for the United States Senate. “When I get to Washington, I’ll know how to cut pork,” Ernst said, smiling. Title cards reinforced her credentials. (“Joni Ernst: Mother. Soldier....
  • Thurz Discusses Taking Justice In Ferguson, His Love For Acuras On The ‘Talking Points’ Podcast

    10/28/2014 12:33:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Known best for his 2011 political, concept album, L.A. Riot, Thurz is partnering up with Red Bull Sound Select to release his new project, Designer EP, next week. While his previous release was darker in nature, his latest endeavor is a bit more eclectic and bouncy, almost reminiscent of his music during his days with U-N-I. And before the project hits e-shelves, Thurz came on Talking Points to chop it up about all the transgressions happening in Ferguson, the OG status of the Acura Legend, his appreciation for Outkast, and why Kanye West is the best artist of the last...
  • Grow Up, Millennials — And Stop Taking Money From Mom And Dad

    10/28/2014 11:48:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WBUR-FM's Cognoscenti ^ | October 28, 2014 | Amory Sivertson
    Last month — gulp — I turned a quarter-century old. To the boomers rolling your eyes right now and thinking, Twenty-five? You’re just a kid! I say this: Yes, by some standards, I am. By Beyoncé’s standards, I should have at least six albums and a fashion line under my belt. Regardless, 25 feels significant to me, so when I came across the headline “25 is the New 21” on The Atlantic’s website, I was intrigued — and soon, discouraged. Meet Emma, recent college graduate, daughter of the article’s author, Randye Hoder, and, apparently, exemplar of my generation’s extended childhood....
  • 105 being monitored for Ebola in Pa.

    10/28/2014 11:31:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Allentown Morning Call / The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | October 28, 2014 | Wendy Gillette, CBS News
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Public health workers are monitoring 105 people in Pennsylvania for Ebola symptoms, the state Department of Health announced Monday.. That figure includes everyone in the state known to have arrived from three Ebola-ravaged West Africa countries in the last 21 days, according to new state monitoring rules. The department did not immediately indicate how many of the travelers had potential exposure to the virus in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone. Those with possible or likely exposure to Ebola could face mandatory travel restrictions or quarantine, state health officials said last week. They have declined to make available county-by-county tallies...
  • Ferguson update: hacktivism, smear campaigns and missed court dates

    10/28/2014 10:49:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    United Press International ^ | October 28, 2014 | Matt Bradwell
    Anonymous says Darren Wilson won't get indicted -- far-right whites pat themselves on the back, Ferguson community undeterred.FERGUSON, Mo., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- In the wake of the Ferguson Report, Anonymous offshoot Operation Ferguson issued a series of tweets claiming to confirm Darren Wilson will not be indicted by a grand jury for shooting Mike Brown. In a case now as much defined by leaked information as racial tensions, Operation Ferguson claims two sources confirmed the grand jury's inaction against Wilson and are intentionally delaying the announcement until after the Nov. 4 midterm elections. Operation Ferguson @OpFerguson LEAKED: Based on...
  • Sarah Palin Compares Climate Change 'Hysteria' To Eugenics

    10/27/2014 9:57:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 27, 2014 | Mollie Reilly
    Sarah Palin is once again brushing off global warming as "junk science," comparing warnings about the threat of climate change to the eugenics movement of the early 20th century. Last week, the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate recorded a video for the Sarah Palin Channel dismissing the "con job" of man-made climate change. "I'm not a denier. I don't doubt that climate change exists," Palin says in the video. "No one has proven that these changes are caused by anything done by human beings via greenhouse gases. There's no convincing scientific evidence for man-made climate change....
  • How a viable nuclear fusion reactor really could change the world

    10/27/2014 9:31:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | October 24, 2014 | Bryan Nelson
    Recent news that Lockheed Martin has made a nuclear fusion breakthrough has come with its fair share of sensational headlines. Claims have been made that it could change the world and forever alter the future of humanity. And for once, those headlines could be accurate, assuming that Lockheed Martin's claims are viable. A compact nuclear fusion reactor, especially one as small as Lockheed Martin is claiming, could change the world as we know it. But before we can get a handle on what such a breakthrough could mean, let's first get a hold of what exactly is being claimed. In...
  • Charlie Rangel: 'The Things We Believe in Are Spiritual Damn Things'

    10/27/2014 7:53:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 27, 2014 | Craig Millward
    Speaking at a breakfast sponsored by the Transport Workers Local 100 union in Harlem last week, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said that union organizing, raising the minimum wage, and unemployment compensation are "spiritual damn things” and he didn't know "where the hell" spiritual leaders were on shelter and homelessness. "The things we believe in are spiritual damn things. You can talk about the union organizing and raising the minimum wage and extensive unemployment compensation, but isn't that the same thing as talking about someone that's hungry, that's thirsty, that's naked, that's in prison. All of these things – I'm not...
  • Faster, Sooner: Why The U.S. Needs 'Gigabit Communities'

    10/27/2014 7:17:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Forbes CIO Network blog ^ | January 18, 2013 | Julius Genachowski, guest poster, chairman, FCC
    Walking the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show last week, I kept thinking of that line from Jaws, “You’re going to need a bigger boat.” All the Internet-connected, data-hungry gadgets that are coming to market sent a strikingly clear message: we’re going to need faster broadband networks. Making sure the U.S. has super-fast, high-capacity, ubiquitous broadband networks delivering speeds measured in gigabits, not megabits isn’t just a matter of consumer convenience, as important as that is. It’s essential to economic growth, job creation and U.S. competitiveness. In our 21st century economy, innovation leadership is necessary for economic leadership. Our broadband...
  • Bad News for Republicans As Americans Have Confidence in Government To Deal with Ebola (Laff-riot!)

    10/27/2014 6:53:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | October 27, 2014 | Sarah Jones
    There is “overwhelming confidence in the federal government’s ability to prevent a nationwide epidemic,” according to a new CNN/ORC International Poll. “More than 7 in 10 Americans say the federal government can stop an Ebola epidemic, and 54% believe the federal government is doing a “good job” in addressing the disease.” Yes, the media hysteria has had an effect, as 8 in 10 believe that a new person will be diagnosed with Ebola in the coming weeks, however 53% think that healthcare workers and hospitals in their community are ready to treat an Ebola case. But, and here’s the bad...
  • Protesters Want Voters to Write-In Michael Brown for St. Louis County Executive

    10/27/2014 6:13:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The two winning primary candidates for St. Louis County executive anticipated a general election campaign heavy on the nuts and bolts of local government: taxes, roads, parks and schools. Then came Ferguson. Sparking a national debate over race relations and police killings, the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, by a white municipal police officer in early August also transformed a local election that typically draws little attention outside of St. Louis....
  • The Ferguson Report: The Smearing Of Mike Brown

    10/27/2014 5:51:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    AllHipHop ^ | October 27, 2014
    This past week the huge impact of #FergusonOctober continued to reverberate throughout the city. The #OccupySLU protesters who had set up an encampment on campus emerged with all of their demands met. (Click here for more information.) The President of the University himself acknowledged that the protesters were peaceful and nonviolent. This flies in the face of false rumors and media reports to the contrary. In spite of the false and negative reports, the youth leaders stayed focused on their demands. The result is historic for their campus—among other wins, they secured an increased budget for Black Studies programs, financial...