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  • 8 Dead plus one Deputy Mississippi

    05/28/2017 6:57:45 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    breaking911 ^ | 5/28/17 | breaking911
    Breaking911‏Verified account @Breaking911 BREAKING: Police say eight people are dead, including deputy sheriff, after shooting in Mississippi; suspect in custody.
  • Chelsea Clinton slams Philippines president's 'rape joke'

    05/27/2017 11:55:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Khaleej Times ^ | May 28, 2017 | Reuters
    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to reassure soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under martial law, and jokingly said that if any of them were to rape three women, he would personally claim responsibility for it. "I'll imprison you myself," he said, referring to any soldiers who commit violations, then he joked: "If you had raped three, I will admit it, that's on me." Duterte made the remark in a speech to soldiers on Mindanao island, where he imposed martial law on Tuesday to try to crush Daesh-linked rebels, who have been battling the military after laying...
  • Credo Mobile Wants To Help Power The Resistance (And Give Away Millions In The Process)[Anti-Trump]

    05/27/2017 1:40:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Fast Company ^ | May 26, 2017 | Ben Paynter
    Four months into the Trump Administration, political activists with their congressional representatives on speed-dial may be running a tad short on cell phone minutes. Credo Mobile, a small national cellular carrier, sees that as a good business opportunity. Earlier this month, the company launched an unlimited data plan with a unique selling point. Its formal tagline–“Progress Without Limits”–appears in an online ad alongside images of Trump with a giant “X” over his mouth. That’s just part of Credo’s attempts to align itself with the “resistance,” though it’s in line with the values the company has espoused since its founding–and part...
  • Why I Would Fight Back Against The Beta "male" Invasion.

    05/27/2017 9:18:03 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 36 replies
    Right Wing Conservative News Blog ^ | May 27, 2017 | Blake Williams
    "Have you ever wondered why at large liberal gatherings, it’s swarming with beta males? Well now, according to a study, weak frail men tend to have socialist views. While strong, alpha males are mostly capitalist. A new study from Brunel University London found that physically weaker men are more apt to believe in socialist policies, such as redistribution of wealth. Meanwhile, stronger men are more geared to believe in the capitalist concepts, such as the idea that people should keep what you earn." I thought this was an interesting study. It sure makes a lot of sense that the the...
  • Uhuru meets Trump and Kenyans are excited: History in itself [PHOTOS]

    05/26/2017 11:36:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Zipo ^ | May 27, 2017 | Jane Zawadi
    President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, May 26, met US President Donald Trump for the first time since the latter was elected President of the most powerful country in the world, in Taormina, Italy. President Kenyatta, in the company of several other world leaders, lined up at the steps of the summit hall to greet Trump and his wife Melania aka FLOTUS. After a warm hand shake between Uhuru and Trump, the two leaders had a briefly extended conversation. Uhuru becomes the first sitting Kenyan president to meet two sitting US presidents in his tenure after hosting Barrack Obama in Kenya...
  • Can You Actually Afford To Be A Polygamist? Here's What It Takes.

    05/26/2017 6:07:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Huffington Post - South Africa ^ | May 26, 2017 | Zongile Nhlapo
    Vusumuzi Mthembu, writing on polygamy in the Nguni culture, said: "Bathi asiganwe umfazi ngamunye. Lezi zintombi ezingangotshani zizophelelaphi? Ziyogana izinyamazane? Phinde!" Translated, it says "They say we must be married to one wife. What will then happen to these many women? Who will they marry? Deers? Never!" Perhaps the question Vusumuzi would have to answer today is: "If we want to marry many wives, can we afford to?" And this is what the University of KwaZulu-Natal's cultural expert, Gugu Mkhize says all polygamists-to-be must consider -- the financial implications of the practice. "Polygamy seems not viable in the 21st century...
  • BuzzFeed editor, reporters could soon be under oath ("Russian spy dossier" lawsuit)

    05/25/2017 12:29:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | May 23, 2017 | Kevin G. Hall and Greg Gordon
    Lawyers for a Russian tech mogul suing online news site BuzzFeed for defamation will seek within the next two weeks to take sworn testimony from its editor and several reporters. The suit stems from BuzzFeed’s decision to become the first news operation to post online a former British spy’s dossier about Russia’s alleged scheme to help Donald Trump win the presidency last fall. A federal judge in Miami on Monday rejected BuzzFeed’s bid to move the case to New York. In a phone interview Tuesday, attorney Val Gurvits, representing a Russian web hosting company and its owner who were named...
  • Missy Elliot's sample of Rachel Jeantel was a nod to Trayvon Martin

    05/24/2017 10:09:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Mic ^ | May 18, 2017 | Jamilah King, senior staff writer
    Missy Elliot gave a subtle nod to Trayvon Martin with a sample in 2015's "WTF (Where They From)."(VIDEO-AT-LINK) The fact that was recently unearthed in a stunning profile for Elle by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah. BuzzFeed's Saeed Jones pointed out the excerpt from the profile out on Twitter on Thursday. The sample was the voice of Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin's teenage friend who was also the last person to speak to him just moments before he was gunned down by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012. Zimmerman was later acquitted of criminal charges related to Martin's death, but it...
  • Kohn: Here’s how we have a special election and make Hillary President anyway

    05/24/2017 8:53:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 20, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    So is anyone still in denial over idea that Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is a thing? If so, look no further than regular CNN contributor and perennial Democratic supporter Sally Kohn. While I happened to miss this original announcement the good folks at the New York Post highlighted a plan which Kohn tweeted out a few days ago. It’s a brilliant strategy and just what the chanting masses in the streets have been hungering for. In a few simple steps progressive activists will be able to sweep away the results of the 2016 election and install Hillary Clinton as the...
  • Moving Past the Recession: Black Millennials Face Steep Challenges in Job Market

    05/24/2017 6:10:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | May 24, 2017 | Frederick Reese
    The Class of 2017 is facing the strongest labor market in nearly 10 years. According to research from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Rockefeller Foundation, the unemployment rate for recent graduates is at its lowest rate since October 2008. This has led some to suggest that this nation has finally emerged from the ravages of the Great Recession. However, this may be a matter of perspective. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2016 Household Data Annual Averages, African-Americans with some college but no degree have the same unemployment rate as whites with no high school...
  • Black Lives Matter founders to be awarded 2017 Sydney Peace Prize

    05/23/2017 6:21:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | May 23, 2017 | Brian Murphy
    Black Lives Matter founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi will be awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in November. The prize, which has been awarded since 1998, is Australia’s international peace prize. The three women began Black Lives Matter in 2013 with the social media hashtag #BlackLivesMatter after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a black Florida teenager. The hashtag and its meaning became nationally known in 2014 in response to the death of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri....
  • Paul Weston on the Machester Jihad Attack: “Our Traitor Class Fears Islam”

    05/23/2017 5:36:56 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 30 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | May 23, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    Today is Teary Solidarity Day in the UK. Flowers, candles, and teddy bears are accumulating in their appointed places. Photos of slain children are being displayed on television and in the newspapers, and weepy citizens are lamenting their tragic loss. New hashtags proliferate on social media. And politicians recycle their tired clichés about standing together and not letting the terrorists divide us and etc blah yak. And things continue the same, in Britain and throughout the Multicultural West. Our English correspondent Paul Weston has a few choice words to say about last night’s Islamic terrorist attack in Manchester, and the...
  • Need Area Info from Charlotte Freepers

    05/23/2017 7:42:24 AM PDT · by shatcher · 51 replies
    Self | 5/23/2017 | Self
    My husband began a new job west of Charlotte, NC recently. We are not familiar with the area yet, but what we have seen feels very busy and chaotic. Are there any Freepers from the area that can tell us about some good places to live west of Charlotte with a slower pace? Thank you in advance!
  • Why Hillary can’t win

    05/22/2017 11:55:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 8, 2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Hillary Clinton's inability to honestly assess her 2016 election loss is turning slightly comic. And she will be the last to know. She has fallen into a trap of her own devising, feigning an honest self-assessment in public. Salena Zito has emerged as one of the most tuned in journalists covering politics today. In an era of elitist journalists, Zito has an ear for the common folk of the de-industrializing Midwest. That is why she gained a degree of journalistic immortality more significant than a Pulitzer Prize for her election coverage of 2016, by summing up Donald Trump's relationship to...
  • Refusing To Allow Neutrality On Trump Will Not End Well

    05/22/2017 8:19:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 22, 2017 | William Voegeli, senior editor of the Claremont Review of Books
    “Are you now, or have you ever been, a supporter of Donald J. Trump?” It would be ominous if witnesses in congressional hearings had to endure this type of McCarthyite interrogation. But what do you call it when sportswriters demand that a professional athlete answer the same question? New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, for example, calls himself a “good friend” of the new president. Consequently, the football star faced journalists’ demands to “publicly disavow Trump’s actions,” as one USA Today columnist wrote. Brady, not wanting to detract from his team’s Super Bowl preparations, responded by claiming his “right to...
  • Views from QCA: Donald Trump controlling the minds of American media

    05/21/2017 9:20:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Dispatch-Argus ^ | May 21, 2017 | Eugene Mattecheck Jr.
    "Never let them get control of your mind." I've used that phrase my whole life. It means think critically, don't let emotion cloud your intellect. The media today, doesn't subscribe to that philosophy. They don't control their own minds. Donald Trump does. Mainstream media laughed off his candidacy. There was a belief he wasn't serious. YouTube videos abound with entertainers, pundits and politicians saying, "Donald Trump will never become president." The majority of pollsters, operating in a "used to be" reality used old methods to canvass a new world. "Popular culture," unaware they are neither popular, nor culture, made it...
  • Update of my cancer treatment

    05/21/2017 3:52:39 PM PDT · by americanbychoice3 · 46 replies
    myself | 4/10/2017 | Americanbychoice3
    Came back from my next to last radiation to try to ease the pain in my femur. Have had a hiatus from my Chemo. Will restart on June 1st with a reduced amount since it really took a toll on me. Nine more sessions scheduled. One good thing to report, the Cancer has not spread further. However, the damage to my bones is irreversible. I have never broken a bone in my life and I am fearful of falling and doing damage, since the cancer has "nibbled" my skeleton from head to foot. I would like to take this opportunity...
  • The Inside Story on James B. Comey

    05/21/2017 1:34:26 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 29 replies
    State of the Nation 2012 ^ | May 18, 2017 | Adm.
    There is an additional exposé on James Comey which presents an ironclad case against him for dereliction of duty, obstruction of justice and official misconduct as follows: DETAILING THE COMMISSION OF COMEY CRIMES State of the Nation May 18, 2017 Subject: Dropping the Hammer on Comey…Brilliant! There are very few crime/mystery novels that approach this true story for compelling drama, intrigue and brinkmanship (with the nation in the balance). Don’t believe the fake-media story that Trump made a mistake or huge gaffe by firing Comey. Don’t believe the media narrative from the left that it was an attempt to silence...
  • 50 Years Ago Today, Second Story

    05/20/2017 4:22:46 PM PDT · by Chainmail · 108 replies
    Self [link to first story] ^ | May 20 2017 | Chainmail
    Last Saturday, the 13th of May, I posted my article about the day I was wounded in Vietnam. hereBecause I had such wonderful responses and because a flood of memories have come back, I decide to write the next part of the story, my time in the hospitals after that pivotal day all those years ago.As I described before, I had been shot on May 13th, 1967 and underwent surgery that evening in Charlie Med, Danang Vietnam. That following morning I woke up in a Spica cast, a plaster sheath that enclosed my whole body from the top of my...
  • ‘SNL’ Weekend Update Hosts: Stop Blaming Us for Trump (Make some important points)

    05/19/2017 10:15:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    RealClearLife ^ | May 19, 2017 | Staff
    Saturday Night Live‘s new “Weekend Update” team of Michael Che and Colin Jost have had to deal with more real backlash than most fake news anchors. Jost has been criticized for a joke he did about transgendered people. Che’s been lambasted for comments he made about street harassment and racism in Boston. But yet they still soldier on, all in the name of comedy. GQ recently caught up with the co-hosts, interviewing them about the state of comedy in 2017 and what it’s like on Weekend Update in the Trump era. In regards to whether people are too sensitive these...