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  • Am I the only one?

    11/26/2015 11:24:21 PM PST · by Cowman · 51 replies
    11-27-201 | Self
    Am I the only one who is really put off by the pardoning of the turkey and really, really wants a President who would kill, dress and eat the stupid bird?
  • Momentum, a New Contender For "Worst Movie Ever," Yields $69 in UK Opening Night

    11/26/2015 6:17:58 PM PST · by Perdogg · 63 replies
    There’s no easy way to define a financially “successful” movie. A lot depends on how much it cost to make, and even then, it’s not as basic as targeting a specific profit margin. Critical acclaim can make up for some lost revenue, as can awards, and then there’s licensing, and digital downloads, and retail, and DVDs, and sequels, and who knows what else. This is an inexact science that resists simple conclusions.
  • The best show on Television, Effa Footsball

    11/26/2015 4:38:27 PM PST · by mylife · 8 replies
    Fx ^ | 11/24/2015 | Coen brothers
    Ohh, I have Dodd Gerhard in the trunk of my car.... You interested?
  • Ethiopian man will arrive in a self-made airplane on his wedding

    11/26/2015 1:01:20 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 76 replies
    India Today ^ | 11-26-2015 | Sanjana Agnihotri
    On November 28, the fearless Ethiopian will make a flying debut and marry his fiance Seble Bekele the moment he lands. This will be his second attempt after he first taxied to a runway 40 kilometers but a broken propeller ruined his chance of flying. However, Asmelash Zeferu is all set with a new engine that doubles his power to 78 horsepower and has even sought professional advice for flying. Flying has always been a dream for Zeferu, since childhood he wanted to become a pilot but he had to meet with disappointment when he got to know he did...
  • This is how VW will fix its Diesel engines

    11/26/2015 11:41:53 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    youtube ^ | 11-26-15 | Cars
    So machen wir es.
  • Shaming Thanksgiving Shoppers - Because it Needs to be Done!!! - BULLHORNING BLACK FRIDAY ZOMBIES

    11/26/2015 11:05:50 AM PST · by conservative98 · 58 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 25, 2015 | Mark Dice
    Shoppers camping outside of Best Buy on Wednesday evening Thanksgiving Eve got a surprise. OPERATION SHAME THANKSGIVING SHOPPERS HAS BEGUN! These Black Friday and Brown Thursday zombies need to be shamed. These parasites are ruining the Thanksgiving tradition in America.
  • Yes, I bought an electric car

    11/26/2015 10:36:45 AM PST · by #1CTYankee · 133 replies
    11/26/2015 | Ctyankee
    The wife and I Purchased an electric car about a month ago. I'm as far as a tree hugger as you can get but we needed a vehicle. Our son will be starting collage soon so a another vehicle was needed. Her total commute is close to 6 miles, the car had 2,560 miles when we bought it. it's a 2012, fairly well equipped with air, power windows, mirrors, power locks, heated seats, etc. Since the range is only an estimated 62 miles it works for us.My Car is not restricted on distance since it's petroleum powered so it should...
  • Wartime female pilot's glider flight - aged 100

    11/26/2015 10:02:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 8 replies ^ | November 22, 2015 | Ben_Falconer
    Wartime female pilot's glider flight - aged 100 By Ben_Falconer | Posted: November 22, 2015 Jill Farquarson was an ATA flyer VIEW GALLERY Comments (0) Glider pilots have honoured a 100-year-old wartime hero by taking her back up in to the skies. When former Air Transport Auxiliary flyer Jill Farquarson visited Cotswold Gliding Club's Aston Down airfield near Stroud in August, members discovered her heroic past and took her for a flight. She was one of just 168 women who ferried all kinds of planes all over the country, often with precious little prior knowledge, during the Second World War....
  • "World's Oldest" Cognac Opened in Poland

    11/26/2015 8:23:52 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 26th November, 2015 | Kristiane Sherry
    "World's Oldest" Cognac Opened in Poland What is thought to be the world's oldest Cognac sold at auction was opened in Poland recently to inaugurate a partnership between a Swiss watchmaker and a corporate collector. The Gautier Cognac was purchased by collector Wealth Solutions in 2014 during an auction of rare wines and liquors organised by Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers in New York. The bottle itself dates back to 1762 and was recognised as the oldest Cognac sold at public auction to-date when it went under the hammer. It was opened during a ceremony to mark the partnership...
  • Ted Cruz Was a Smelly, Terrible Roommate

    11/26/2015 7:43:12 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 134 replies ^ | 11/26/15 | By Joe Coscarelli
    Ted Cruz Was a Smelly, Terrible Roommate By Joe Coscarelli Proud, pretentious American destroyer Ted Cruz has always been a bit difficult. Since elbowing his way into the national consciousness, the Texas Republican has been outed as a hater of "minor Ivies" like Penn and Brown, and is said to have come to Princeton as a 17-year-old with a book titled Was Karl Marx a Satanist? "I would end up fielding the [girls'] complaints: 'Could you please keep your roommate out of our hallway?'" his undergrad roommate at Princeton Craig Mazin told the Daily Beast over the summer. ("I would...
  • LIVE Thanksgiving Day Parade Thread.

    11/26/2015 7:05:28 AM PST · by tioga · 28 replies
    Thanksgiving Day | tioga
    Is anyone watching?
  • Google deems Bernie Sanders’ economic plan a ‘phishing scam’

    11/26/2015 6:25:16 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernard Sanders’ economic plan triggered Gmail’s “phishing scam” antenna, with the mail system saying the senator’s liberal campaign promises — including lower prescription drug prices and free college for all — sound like frauds. “Be careful with this message. It contains content that’s typically used to steal personal information,” Gmail said in a bright red warning box that appeared at the top of a message sent by Mr. Sanders’ campaign Friday, laying out his “Agenda for Working Families.”
  • [Thanksgiving, 2015] -- What Am I Thankful For?

    11/26/2015 3:34:24 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 66 replies
    Original Material | Nov 24, 2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    What am I thankful for? The last seven years. Yes, you read me right. You see, Obama will be so recklessly out of control in this last year, that the last 7 years will seem like the 'good old days'. He will close down Guantanamo, let hundreds of thousands more Islamic terrorist "refugees" into the United States, free millions more felons, snub dozens of our ally, flatter and suck up to our enemies, grant billions of taxpayer money in weapons and cash to extremist Muslim terror groups, incite as much racial violence as he can, extend amnesty to another 10...
  • The Blood of Jesus I'd Rather Have

    11/26/2015 2:41:04 AM PST · by Revski · 4 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11/26/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    With my mandolin I play and sing the hymn, Nothing But The Blood, and the second hymn, I sing A-Capella the song, I'd Rather Have Jesus, in my back yard. This song was on my heart and I wanted to sing it to you and if you listen I know you will be Blessed. The music for that tune was composed in 1939 by George Beverly Shea, the renowned gospel singer. Shea was still performing almost up to the time of his death in 2013 at the age of 104. Thanks for watching and I wish a Happy and Peaceful...
  • Plan A for GOP donors: Wait for Trump to fall. (There is no Plan B.)

    11/26/2015 1:41:13 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 25 at 7:19 PM | By Matea Gold and Robert Costa
    When Donald Trump landed in Ohio this week, he got a taste of the meager Republican super PAC efforts aimed at him: a 47-second Web video clipping together some of his most provocative comments and a small airplane trailing a banner proclaiming, “Ohioans Can’t Trust Trump.” As the combative mogul enters his fifth month at the top of the GOP presidential field, attempts to derail him remain anemic, underfunded and unfocused — and they will probably stay that way until the Iowa caucuses in less than 10 weeks.
  • Slow Roasting Turkey

    11/25/2015 8:37:55 PM PST · by LoneRangerMassachusetts · 58 replies
    11/25/2015 | LoneRangerMassachusetts
    For years, I have slow roasted a turkey for Thanksgiving. I bake it at 180 degrees for an estimated time of one hour per pound. This rule has worked for 25 years. Tonight, the thermometer is rising about twice as fast as usual. I put a second thermometer into the bird to check the first. I put an oven thermometer into the over to check its temperature. I found no disparities in the thermometers. Something is different with this bird. It's from Whole Foods, no hormones. I've gotten my turkeys from them for years. What's going on with my turkey?
  • 'The Hateful Eight' Soundtrack Includes Ennio Morricone, The White Stripes, Roy Orbison..

    11/25/2015 6:47:07 PM PST · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    Indiewire ^ | 11.19.2015
    There are few directors who care as much about music in their films as Quentin Tarantino, and across his filmography are an array of fantastic moments and scenes, cut with carefully curated tracks. While his upcoming "The Hateful Eight" boasts a new score by the legendary Ennio Morricone, it doesn't mean that Tarantino has left his jukebox cuts aside.
  • Experts Concerned We’ve Sent Sexist Messages to Space

    11/25/2015 1:33:56 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 63 replies ^ | 9/11/15 | KATHERINE TIMPF
    Experts Concerned We’ve Sent Sexist Messages to Space We’re not doing enough to promote diversity to aliens. During the British Science Festival, a group of experts pondered whether or not some of the images we have sent into space might be too sexist and too white — which would clearly be sending the wrong message to any aliens out there. Yes, seriously. Dr. Jill Stuart, considered an expert on the “politics” of space, expressed particular concern about a plaque on the 1972 Pioneer 10 spacecraft that featured a naked man and woman. “The plaque shows a man raising his hand...
  • HuffPo Tweets: America's pilgrims were refugees, too

    11/25/2015 11:05:51 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 44 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11-24-2015 | HuffPo
    This Thanksgiving, remember America's pilgrims were refugees, too
  • Obama Hints that Steven Spielberg Should Make a Movie About Him

    11/25/2015 10:22:57 AM PST · by PROCON · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov. 25, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    While awarding the medal of freedom to director Steven Spielberg and other celebrities, President Obama jokingly suggested that the director of movies like “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” and “Lincoln” should make one about his presidency. “Despite redefining the word ‘prolific,’ a Spielberg movie is still a Spielberg movie,” Obama said as someone’s cell phone in the room began ringing. “Somebody is calling to see if they can book him for a deal right now,” Obama joked. “They want to make pitch … ‘so there’s this really good-looking President and…'” he hinted. Obama grinned as the crowd laughed and he went on...
  • Brazil Police Arrest Government Senate Leader

    11/25/2015 9:12:46 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    abc news ^ | 11-25-2015 | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON, AP
    Brazilian police Wednesday arrested the government's leader in the Senate for allegedly obstructing the investigation into a corruption scandal at state-owned oil company Petrobras. Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki authorized the arrest of Sen. Delcidio do Amaral of the ruling Worker's Party after examining evidence allegedly showing that the senator had interfered in the investigation of the massive corruption-kickback schemed at the oil company. Under Brazilian law, the Supreme Court must approve any investigation of legislators or top officials in the executive branch. Any criminal charges or trials of such figures must also must be approved and judged by the...
  • Hillary Clinton and the ISIS Mess

    11/25/2015 8:35:21 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11-23-2015 | Jeffrey Sachs - Director, Earth Institute at Columbia University
    Clinton doubled down on the existing, failed U.S. approach in the Middle East, the one she pursued as Secretary of State. The CIA-led policy in the Middle East works like this. If a regime is deemed to be unfriendly to the U.S., topple it. If a competitor like the Soviet Union or Russia has a foothold in the region, try to push it out. If this means arming violent insurgencies, including Sunni jihadists, and thereby creating mayhem: so be it. And if the result is terrorist blowback around the world by the forces created by the US, then double down...
  • [Vanity] Lunch with Santa

    11/24/2015 11:20:51 PM PST · by TBP · 7 replies
    Observation | Me
    The firehouse near us has a sign out promoting "Lunch With Santa". What are the serving, ho-ho-hoagies?
  • ‘Woe Be on Them’: Trump Campaign Lawyer Issues Warning to the RNC

    11/24/2015 10:55:43 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 87 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 24, 2015 3:22pm | Tré Goins-Phillips
    An aide from the Donald Trump presidential campaign warned the Republican National Committee Tuesday against GOP donors pooling funds to coalesce his rivals against him, suggesting that Trump would reverse his pledge not to launch a third-party candidacy if he felt he was being treated unfairly. Michael Cohen, who serves as special counsel to the billionaire Republican candidate, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that it would be a "bad, bad decision" for super PACs to unite against Trump’s candidacy. "Donald Trump wants to be treated fairly," Cohen said sternly. "He will demand the GOP treat him fairly." Cohen's comments came a...
  • Searching for the Original 9-11-2001 Thread

    11/24/2015 9:22:11 PM PST · by abigkahuna · 51 replies
    Vanity | Nov 24 2015 | abigkahuna
    I am searching for the original threads on September 11th. I have a couple bookmarked. The reason I am searching is that perhaps there were contemporary posts at the time Muslims were scene celebrating the destruction of the Twin Towers within those threads. There might even be video links involved, though no doubt dead links by now. Who knows? Thanks for the help. It is interesting to read the real time posts of that day...
  • That woman on Jeopardy is irritating

    11/24/2015 7:10:44 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 72 replies
    11-24-2015 | Me
    She's the reigning champion and her name is Laura. Listen to her when she answers a question.
  • It's that time of year again. How to properly fry a turkey.

    11/24/2015 4:36:07 PM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 31 replies
    Me | 11/24/2015 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Feel free to cross-post this to other boards of which you may be a member. In keeping with the Thanksgiving spirit, I thought I'd put this up for those who are going to deep fry their turkey and especially for those who will be attempting to deep fry their first turkey. Make sure you use fresh peanut oil for the frying. You can reuse the oil up to 3 times (2 is preferable) if you're deep frying multiple turkeys. NOTE: If you have a deep fryer that says it can hold an 18 lb. turkey, DO NOT use a turkey...
  • VIDEO: Street Thugs Harass Homeless Man… Seconds Later, They’re Asleep On Concrete Bed

    11/24/2015 1:18:57 PM PST · by lowbridge · 27 replies ^ | november 18, 2015 | Davis
    One such video showed two men harassing a homeless man on the street outside a restaurant. The men let loose an impressive string of insults at the homeless man. "What's your name, b**** a** n*****?" said one of the gentlemen, obviously a skilled linguist. The homeless man eventually got up and walked away, which was admirable. One can only imagine the amount of self-restraint required to keep from smashing those thugs' faces in. However our story didn't end there. Another man walked up and confronted the two thugs. After conversing with them, he promptly punches the lead thug in the...
  • How To Talk To A Climate Change Denier

    11/24/2015 12:44:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 70 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Nov. 24, 2015 | Chris D'Angelo
    Studies suggest consensus among scientists is as high as 97 percent.In the face of warmer air and ocean temperatures, rising sea levels, stronger storms and an increased risk of drought, fire and flood, scientists agree -- quite overwhelmingly -- that climate change is very real. In fact, studies suggest that 97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists believe climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities. Yet it's not hard to find yourself in a spirited back-and-forth with the so-called "deniers" -- those who continue to reject mainstream climate science.
  • Oliver the Goldendoodle attracts an army of followers on Instagram in his fancy dress poses

    11/24/2015 10:58:28 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | 11-24-15 | Sara Malm
    A dog has amassed an army of fans online after his owners began photographing him dressed up in funny outfits Go to link to see these clever pictures of a VERY PATIENT dog.
  • Converted nuclear bunker boasts 32 acres of land

    11/24/2015 9:41:51 AM PST · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/24/15 | Sophie Jane Evans
    Property, near Savannah, Georgia, boasts weapons room, $100,000 CCTV system and decontamination showers Constructed 45 feet below the ground, it also features home theater, games room and four individual apartments It can apparently withstand an array of potential threats, including a 20-kiloton nuclear blast and terrorist attacks Used as training facility for military personnel, the bunker is now being sold as potential luxury home for $17.5m Chris Salamone, co-owner of Bastion Holdings, which is selling the one-of-a-kind property, said it 'offers the ultimate safe haven for any family, business or government that wants the ultimate in security and comfort'
  • Muslim man sends a message against ISIS for the Paris Attacks

    11/24/2015 9:19:37 AM PST · by Bikkuri · 11 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Nov-16-2015 | KushKingBootyBling
    Muslim Guy shows his support for France and absolutely hated what ISIS did to Paris.
  • Obama Presser 11-24 Live thread

    11/24/2015 9:02:56 AM PST · by kjam22 · 95 replies
    vanity | 11-24 | kjam22
    Obammy speaking in presser
  • Is this the greatest man-cave ever?

    11/24/2015 8:05:16 AM PST · by Kartographer · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/24/15 | Euan McLelland
    An expecting father has ensured he will suffer no sleepless nights when his pregnant girlfriend gives birth - by building a bunker 10ft under his back garden which is capable of surviving the apocalypse. Former plumber Colin Furze, 36, says he has dreamt of having his own secret lair since he was a child. So he spent two months building the 16ft x 20ft man cave underneath the garden of his modest semi-detached house in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

    11/24/2015 6:36:18 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 3 replies ^ | Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
    At time stamp of 1:50, pic of Dr. B. Carson. Wake up, all the doctors Make the old people well They're the ones who suffer And who catch all the hell
  • Iran says U.S. has plan to divide Iraq, pleads with Iraqis to resist

    11/24/2015 5:53:05 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11-24-2015 | BOZORGMEHR SHARAFEDIN
    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday accused the United States of trying to divide Iraq along sectarian and ethnic lines and urged Iraqis to withstand any such plans. Shi'ite Muslim power Iran wields great influence in Iraq, which has a majority Shi'ite population. Its military advisers are helping direct Baghdad's campaign against Sunni Islamist militant group Islamic State, which seized around a third of Iraq's territory last year. It was not clear if Khamenei was referring to a specific incident, but Iran has protested about U.S. policy in Iraq several times this year. "The Americans must not be...
  • NFL Week 12 Live Thread

    11/24/2015 5:35:19 AM PST · by Bender2 · 103 replies
    ESPN ^ | ESPN
    NFL WEEK 12 Nov. 26 Philadelphia Eagles at Detroit Lions 12:30 Carolina Panthers at Dallas Cowboys 4:30 Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers 8:30 Nov. 29 Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons 1 St. Louis Rams at Cincinnati Bengals 1 New Orleans Saints at Houston Texans 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Indianapolis Colts 1 San Diego Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars 1 Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs 1 Miami Dolphins at New York Jets 1 Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans 1 New York Giants at Washington Redskins 1 Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers 4:05 Pittsburgh Steelers at Seattle Seahawks 4:25...
  • New York Times Scrubs Story on Muslims Celebrating 9/11 (VANITY)i

    Doing research on this topic, I found about a story entitled "In Germany, Muslims grow apart" by Peter Schneider; New York Times; December 4, 2005. It apparently contained the following text: But tolerance of Muslim immigrants began to change in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. Parallel to the declarations of "unconditional solidarity" with Americans by the German majority, rallies of another sort were taking place in Neukölln and Kreuzberg. Bottle rockets were set off from building courtyards, a poor man's fireworks: two rockets here, three rockets there. Altogether, hundreds of rockets were shooting skyward in celebration, just as most...
  • Report: Les Miles' tenure at LSU nearing end

    11/23/2015 6:43:46 PM PST · by Perdogg · 22 replies
    Les Miles' time at LSU may be drawing to a close, a high-ranking source told According to NOLA's report, Miles met last week with officials tied to the Tiger Athletic Foundation — LSU athletics' booster club — to discuss his future with the school.
  • State Department issues travel warning following terror attacks

    11/23/2015 6:42:22 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11-23-2015
    The State Department is alerting Americans to the possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats around the world. A travel alert issued on Monday says current information suggests that Islamic State militants, al-Qaida, Boko Haram and other terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in multiple regions. U.S. authorities say the likelihood of terror attacks will continue as members of IS return from Syria and Iraq, and others not affiliated with terror groups engage in violence on their own. Extremists have attacked in France, Nigeria, Denmark, Turkey and Mali and IS has claimed responsibility for bombing a Russian airliner...
  • Church of Scientology Moscow branch 'dissolved' by court

    11/23/2015 3:53:20 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 8 replies
    A Russian court has ruled that the Moscow branch of the Church of Scientology should be dissolved. The Moscow city court accepted the arguments of Russia's justice ministry that as the term "Scientology" is a registered US trademark, the Church cannot be considered a religious organisation.
  • The Cure For What's Ailing Americans: Thanksgiving

    11/23/2015 4:34:20 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies
    Town Hall ^ | November 23, 2014 | Robert Jeffreses
    The on-line retailer Amazon recently revealed the most popular verse in the Bible for Americans. No, it’s not the ubiquitous John 3:16 displayed on posters at sporting events everywhere. Instead, Americans are increasingly turning to Philippians 4:6-7 which the apostle Paul begins with these words: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Be anxious for nothing? That’s a lot easier said than done these days. Just read the headlines, and you’ll quickly discover plenty of reasons to worry: “4 Jihad Attacks in 4 Days,” “Ukraine Could...
  • And Till This Day,Alan Colmes Doesn't Associate Any World Crisis With President Obama.

    11/23/2015 4:17:46 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 37 replies
    The last time we saw Alan Colmes on Fox was over the weekend. And even when going back and forth with the host and another commentator, he claimed that the GOP was using the Paris Crisis as red meat against Obama and maybe for the 2016 race. So technically,He is still blaming Bush for what happened in Paris along with the previous ISIS attacks. Is it safe to assume that Alan Colmes is either a complete jerk, and/or, a paid DNC commentator?
  • The Marxist Core of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

    11/23/2015 12:00:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Church ^ | 11/18/2015 | Michael Hichborn
    The annual national collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is this weekend. What many Catholics do not realize is that at the very core of the CCHD is a philosophy of revolutionary leftist ideologies. Over the years, the CCHD has been rightly criticized for funding organizations that are themselves promoting contraception, homosexuality, abortion, prostitution, and socialism. But these issues are only symptoms of an overall thrust that is aimed directly at convincing Catholics to fund Marxist revolution in the United States. The intent of this article, while certainly not exhaustive, is to help Catholics understand how the...
  • Ahmed ‘The Clock Kid’ is Back in the News, Family Demanding $10 Million From City

    11/23/2015 11:53:44 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 22 replies ^ | 11/23/15 | Michael Cantrell
    Ahmed ‘The Clock Kid’ is Back in the News, Family Demanding $10 Million From City Well it looks like everyone’s favorite fake teenage victim, Ahmed “Clock Kid” Mohammed is back in the news again. This time it’s due to his family demanding $10 million over the infamous fake clock incident, along with written apologies from the mayor and police chief. If their demands aren’t met — almost sounds like a terrorist negotiation, doesn’t it? — within 60 days, bad things will happen. Check it out.
  • UN: Weather-Related Disasters Occur Almost Daily (Women, children hardest hit)

    11/23/2015 9:42:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 23, 2015 | Tom Miles
    GENEVA, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Weather-related disasters such as floods and heatwaves have occurred almost daily in the past decade, almost twice as often as two decades ago, with Asia being the hardest hit region, a U.N. report said on Monday. While the report authors could not pin the increase wholly on climate change, they did say that the upward trend was likely to continue as extreme weather events increased. Since 1995, weather disasters have killed 606,000 people, left 4.1 billion injured, homeless or in need of aid, and accounted for 90 percent of all disasters, it said. A recent...
  • Why I Like It When My 8-year-old Loses at Sports

    11/23/2015 9:22:28 AM PST · by wbill · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 20, 2015 | Erin Zammett Ruddy
    My son, who's in third grade, loves playing soccer. And while I'm under no delusions that he’s going to be a professional athlete, I want him to reap the benefits of team sports for as long as possible. That includes making great friends, developing a strong work ethic, understanding how to be a team player - and learning how to deal with disappointment. Last weekend, his team lost and it was hard to watch, but after hearing my son's rationale on the car ride home, I realized that he needed to experience what it was like to lose. He explained...
  • "Man in the High Castle:" major plot departure and spoilers (entire first season)

    11/23/2015 9:02:19 AM PST · by pabianice · 14 replies
    I watched with great interest Amazon's "The Man in the High Castle," a novel of Philip Dick's that I read in the 1970s. The series is very well produced and grimly done, but in the 10th episode the plot shifts radically. We "binge watched" all 10 episodes over the weekend. In the novel, the Axis won WW II and they rule the world. In the TV version, there are alternate realities, one in which the Axis rules and one which is our world. The final several minutes of the 10th episode show one of the main characters coming into our...
  • Facebook group for NYU White Student Union horrifies social media users

    11/23/2015 6:49:42 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 12 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 11/23/15 | BY JASON SILVERSTEIN
    Facebook group for NYU White Student Union horrifies social media users BY JASON SILVERSTEIN White power might be coming to NYU. A Facebook group for the “NYU White Student Union” is calling for unity among the largest ethnic group at the city’s largest private college — and apparently freaking out a lot of people. The group started Friday, in the midst of several similar supposed student groups springing up at colleges nationwide. 'ILLINI WHITE STUDENT UNION' DENOUNCES BLACK LIVES MATTER Since then, it has accumulated about 250 followers on Facebook, and probably many more horrified reactions online. “I hope this...
  • Look at who is fundraising for refugees while using a phony narrative

    11/23/2015 5:27:38 AM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    facebook ^ | november 23, 2015
    From his wikipedia page (which needs updating since that election has since passed): Shayan Modarres (born May 15, 1984) is a civil rights activist and attorney in Orlando, Florida. He is originally from the Washington, D.C./Maryland metropolitan area. He has assisted in the representation of the family of Trayvon Martin since 2012. He is currently a Democratic candidate for United States House of Representatives for Florida's 10th Congressional District. From his facebook page: This emotional narrative along with the photo has been going viral on facebook. Only thing is that the guy is an Iraqi. Not a Syrian. He has...