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  • Donald Trump Jr. On The Record: Why Trump International Hotels And Residences Are Still Winning

    05/06/2016 1:26:04 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 1 replies
    Forbes / Lifestyle ^ | May 2, 2016 | Peter Taylor
    Days before a critical Indiana primary that could sew up the presidential nomination for the “presumptive” Republican party nominee, the candidate’s eldest son, who is also his current campaign surrogate and Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization, isn’t interested in talking politics at all..... If all of these Trump business traits—passion, hard work, getting your hands dirty—sound distinctly similar to many of the themes Donald Sr. is hammering home on the Republican campaign trail it’s because they’ve run in the family for decades—and Don Jr. isn’t shy about telling voters as much. Presidential campaigns have a habit of throwing...
  • Researchers have developed a flexible holographic smartphone screen...

    05/06/2016 1:20:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin
    techcrunch.com ^ | 05/06/2016 | Brian Heater
    The technology is built into a Flexible Organic Light Emitting Diode (FOLED) touchscreen that can be bent by the user. In addition to the oft stated upsides of a bendy smartphone, a built-in bend sensor (similar to what the lab deployed in its recent ReFlex prototype) leverages the motion as another means with which to interact with the handset. The pair of disembodied hands in the demo video use the motion to move objects along the phone’s Z-axis. In the case of Angry Birds, that means stretching back the bird-catapulting slingshot. The tension on the phone correlates with that of...
  • 2016 Presidential Form 2 Filers

    05/06/2016 1:16:33 PM PDT · by Scooter100 · 2 replies
    Scooter100
    Why would so many people run for president? Can someone explain the lists of Presidential Form 2 Filers? I note that the complete list of presidential candidates that filed in the 2012 election cycle numbered 416. In 2016, the number filing to date is 1,720. And this year's list has 6 months to go. I give up, what's going on? Is there a tax scam I'm not aware of? Or is this some delusional phenomenon brought on by the proliferation of the iPhone, selfie-snapping, narcissists? http://www.fec.gov/press/resources/2016presidential_form2nm.shtml
  • Mars and Earth are getting closer (for now)

    05/06/2016 1:06:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    The red planet will soon be closer to Earth that it has been in 11 years: On May 30, Mars will be about 46.8 million miles (75.3 million kilometers) from Earth. Yes, that’s still a long way off, but sometimes Mars is 249 million miles (400 million kilometers) from Earth. What does this close approach mean for sky watchers? It means Mars will appear bigger and brighter from May 18 until June 3, according to NASA. But you don’t have to wait. Mars already is putting on a spectacular show in the early morning sky. And you don’t need a...
  • Former Oklahoma Governor David Hall Dies at 85

    05/06/2016 12:53:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    A former Oklahoma governor has died at the age of 85. David Hall served as Oklahoma’s governor from 1971 to 1975. Hall’s reputation was tarnished after he was indicted by a federal grand jury just three days after leaving office. He served 19 months in prison for extortion and bribery convictions. He became the first Oklahoma governor to be convicted of criminal acts committed during his tenure. He maintained his innocence the rest of his life. Hall published a book decades after his conviction to tell his side of the story, entitled “Twisted Justice: A Memoir of Conspiracies and Personal...
  • Court: Slipknot Bassist's Child Born After He Died Can Sue

    05/06/2016 12:52:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    The daughter of the late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray can sue a doctor for the loss of her father's companionship, even though she was still a fetus when he died, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court acknowledged it's the first time it's had to decide such a case centered on the rights of a child during the time it is a fetus, but it cited similar conclusions in cases from Massachusetts and Wisconsin. The justices warned that it would be a mistake for anyone to try to apply the rationale behind the ruling to the abortion debate. The...
  • Famous California vegan restaurateurs under fire over revelation they eat meat

    05/06/2016 12:37:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    the guardian.com ^ | May 3, 2016 | Robina Gibb
    Animal rights activists circulated photos of the husband and wife team behind Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre eating a burger and keeping freezer full of beefThe California-based husband and wife founders of celebrity-endorsed vegan restaurant group Cafe Gratitude say they have received death threats after it was revealed last week that they are raising, slaughtering and eating animals on their farm north of San Francisco. Matthew and Terces Engelhart, both in their sixties, who opened the first Cafe Gratitude in 2004 and whose celebrity followers have included Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyoncé and Sacha Baron Cohen, countered the firestorm of criticism with...
  • 'Rigged Election #Trump16:' Walnut Creek Hacked Traffic Sign Stumps for Trump

    05/06/2016 12:32:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/6 | Raquel Maria Dillon
    Digital Traffic Sign Reads 'Trump16' in Walnut Creek During AM Commute Commuters were subject to electioneering from a programmable traffic sign in Walnut Creek on Thursday morning, less than 36 hours after Donald Trump lined up enough electoral votes to run for president on the Republic ticket. The sign on westbound Ygnacio Valley Road near Lime Ridge read, "Rigged Election #Trump16" at about 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Robert Lew was rolling video as he cruised by on his daily drive from Concord to Danvile, and posted a trio of photos to Twitter. "I was more annoyed that someone would mess...
  • Trump ad ideas? [vanity]

    05/06/2016 12:08:21 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 28 replies
    Vanity | 05/06/2016 | Attention Surplus Desire
    I thought it might be a good idea to start a Trump ad suggestion box. This one would have the Ink Spots "I Don't Want to set the World On Fire" or..... https://youtu.be/bMMV_RoEMxE Pix of Benghazi; Khaddafi being torn apart by the mob who killed him > HRC "we came, we saw, he died".
  • New tech turns your skin into a touchscreen for your smartwatch

    05/06/2016 11:57:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    The Verge ^ | Ben Popper
    Future Interfaces Group, a research lab within Carnegie Mellon University, released a look at a novel solution to this problem: making the skin on your arm and hand act like a touchscreen for your smartwatch. The system uses a signal-emitting ring worn on the finger to communicate with a sensing band attached to the watch. When the finger wearing the ring touches the skin, a high-frequency electrical signal spreads across your arm. It uses the distance between the ring and four pairs of electrodes in the watchband to triangulate the position of your finger in 2D space. "The great thing...
  • Australian Blogger Who Claimed Natural Remedies Cured her Cancer Admits: 'None of it is True'

    05/06/2016 11:45:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Telegraph (U.K) ^ | 6 MAY 2016 | Jonathan Pearlman
    Belle Gibson, the disgraced Australian “wellness blogger” who faked terminal cancer and claimed she was cured using natural remedies, faces legal action and penalties of more than Ł500,000 for profiting from her elaborate global scam. The state of Victoria’s consumer watchdog launched action in Australia’s federal court against the 24-year-old over her claim that she overcame brain cancer without resorting to conventional medicine – a claim she used to promote The Whole Pantry, her internationally successful phone app and cookbook. Gibson, who built up a huge social media following, had promised to give some of her profits from her wellness...
  • Spotted: Batmobile on Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge

    05/06/2016 11:28:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, May 06, 2016
    Cross-continental journey first-ever and longest-ever real world ride for the Batmobile The world-famous, iconic Batmobile was recently spotted in Istanbul, travelling cross-continental for the first time via the newest Bosphorus Bridge. The feat was backed by Turkish Airlines, which brought the Batmobile to its base country to celebrate the release of Warner Bros. PicturesÂ’ highly anticipated action adventure movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Batmobile travelled from Europe to Asia by crossing the Bosphorus Strait via the new Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge which officially opens to the public this summer. This marked the longest-ever ride for the...
  • An Inconvenient Review: After 10 Years Al Gore’s Film Is Still Alarmingly Inaccurate

    05/06/2016 11:24:56 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 13 replies
    dailycaller ^ | May 13, 2016
    It’s been nearly one decade since former Vice President Al Gore released his film “An Inconvenient Truth.” It sent shockwaves through American politics and emboldened environmental activists to push for more regulations on American businesses. Gore warned increasing carbon dioxide emissions would spur catastrophic global warming that would cause more extreme weather, wipe out cities and cause ecological collapse. To stop global warming, humans needed to ditch fossil fuels and basically change every aspect of their lives. Watching “An Inconvenient Truth” is sort of like going back in time. Back to a world where flip phones were cool and “Futurama”...
  • Smallest U.S. job gains in seven months temper rate hike expectations

    05/06/2016 11:17:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    rueters ^ | 05/06/2016
    The U.S. economy added the fewest number of jobs in seven months in April and Americans dropped out of the labor force in droves, signs of weakness that left economists anticipating only one interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve this year. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 160,000 jobs last month as construction employment barely rose and the retail sector shed jobs for the first time since December 2014, the Labor Department said on Friday. April's job gains were the smallest since September and below the first-quarter average job growth of 200,000. Adding to the report's soft tone, employers added 19,000...
  • Violent Criminal Apprehension Program Part 2: The Highway Serial Killings Initiative

    05/06/2016 10:49:38 AM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    FBI.GOV ^ | May 6, 2016
    Since the Highway Serial Killings Initiative began in 2004, ViCAP analysts have compiled a list of more than 750 murder victims found along or near U.S. highways, as well as nearly 450 potential suspects. If there is such a thing as an ideal profession for a serial killer, it may well be as a long-haul truck driver. FBI Crime Analyst Christie Palazzolo is quick to point out that long-haul trucking is an honorable profession and that the overwhelming majority of drivers are not murderers—but it does happen, and the pattern is unmistakable. More than a decade ago, analysts for the...
  • The Way I see things...

    05/06/2016 10:45:21 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 38 replies
    May 6, 2016 | HarleyLady27
    Well the time has come for me to take a walk down the path of life: As I look back to June 15, 2015 I saw a great Man come down from the top of a Tower he built, the American Way, and announced that he was running for President of The United States of America. I was so happy because I have read his books, watched him, listened to him, and personally seen him from a far while I was in New York City, on a trip there. As this Man named Trump started his campaign, I heard all...
  • Russian hacker hands over 272 million unique email accounts

    05/06/2016 10:39:02 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    fudzilla.com ^ | 05 May 2016 | by Jon Worrel
    Biggest credential cache amassed by a single individual to dateThis week, an anonymous young Russian hacker calling himself “the Collector” just handed over roughly 232 million unique email account credentials and passwords on a social media forum, with a total cache of 1.17 billion records. The hacker claims he only wanted 50 rubles – approximately 75 cents – for all of the information, but ended up simply exchanging them for “likes” on his social media page and some favorable comments about him in hacker forums, according to cyber security experts.The obtained credential information breaks down as follows – over 57...
  • IMMIGRATION REFORM THAT WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

    05/06/2016 10:30:52 AM PDT · by stocksthatgoup · 18 replies
    DonaldjTrump ^ | Current | Trump
    IMMIGRATION REFORM THAT WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN The three core principles of Donald J. Trump’s immigration plan When politicians talk about “immigration reform” they mean: amnesty, cheap labor and open borders. The Schumer-Rubio immigration bill was nothing more than a giveaway to the corporate patrons who run both parties. Real immigration reform puts the needs of working people first – not wealthy globetrotting donors. We are the only country in the world whose immigration system puts the needs of other nations ahead of our own. That must change. Here are the three core principles of real immigration reform: 1....
  • It Takes 300 Hours to Become a Shampooer in Tennessee

    05/06/2016 10:29:39 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 25 replies
    daily signal ^ | 2 May 2016 | Melissa Quinn
    Natural hair braiders like Nutall had excelled in their craft for years, learning braiding from their mothers and grandmothers. But now, the state was telling them they had to log more than 1,500 hours of education through an eight-week course with costs topping $12,000,
  • Against the Dangerous Myth that the GOP Has ‘Given Obama Everything He Wanted’

    05/06/2016 9:34:43 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 52 replies
    National Review ^ | May 6, 2016 | CHARLES C. W. COOKE
    ... The Republican party is an imperfect vehicle and it has, of course, made mistakes. But the idea that it hasn’t effectively and consistently opposed President Obama’s agenda is little more than a dangerous and ignorant fiction. Had the GOP not been standing in the way — both from 2008, when it was in the minority everywhere, and from 2010, when it regained the House — the United States would look dramatically different than it does today. Without the GOP manning the barricades, Obamacare could well have been single payer, and, at the very least, the law would have included...
  • The 'New York Times' Is Getting Into the Meal Kit Delivery Business

    05/06/2016 8:59:16 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Eater.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | Dana Hatic
    The 'New York Times' Is Getting Into the Meal Kit Delivery Business by Dana Hatic May 5, 2016, 1:21p @DanaHatic | 1 Comment It's teaming up with Chef'd
  • VANITY: HELP WITH ROKU AND SMART TV

    05/06/2016 8:13:25 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 15 replies
    n/a | n/a
    Help needed from any who have Roku and are viewing Internet feeds on their smart TV. A poster was nice enough to offer help for my DH several weeks back in attempting to wire up our television to use as a monitor. Since, that time the files saved on the computer were lost during a storm. The computer fried and buried..sigh. No longer have that information. Please help once again. Both he and I would be most appreciative with any help given. TIA
  • Ghostbusters trailer is most disliked in YouTube history

    05/06/2016 8:10:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | May 2, 2016 | Catherine Shoard
    For a film to break records before its release is usually a good sign. But such records tend to be for advance ticket sales or most trailer views – they do not tend to register unusually high levels of online dissatisfaction. When the first look at footage from Paul Feig’s female-fronted Ghostbusters reboot debuted in March, the reaction encompassed outrage not only that the beloved comedy was being remade, but that the lead characters’ genders would be altered.
  • Submarine becomes Boaty McBoatface As Ship is Named Sir David Attenborough

    05/06/2016 8:06:08 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    MSN Newsweek Europe ^ | May 6, 2016
    The U.K.s new polar research ship is to be named RRS Sir David Attenborough, while a yellow submarine will get the comedy name Boaty McBoatface which topped an internet poll. Despite Boaty being the favourite among voters, it was revealed today that the government decided on a more sensible name. But in a compromise, Science Minister Jo Johnson confirmed that Boaty McBoatface will feature on a remotely operated undersea vehicle that will explore the deepest waters of the Antarctic.
  • 12 Things to Know About the Fallout 4 Far Harbor Release

    05/06/2016 8:01:39 AM PDT · by yuleeyahoo · 22 replies
    Gotta be Mobile ^ | 5/5/2016 | Adam Mills
    Far Harbor is the third of the initial set of Fallout 4 DLC add-ons. Bethesda’s promised more DLC in the months ahead but Far Harbor will serve as the finale of the initial batch of content. And what a finale it’s shaping up to be. This roundup focuses on the most important things to know, right now, about the Fallout 4 Far Harbor DLC release later this month. Keep these details in mind if you’re looking into Bethesda’s $50 Fallout 4 Season Pass and/or the next piece of Fallout 4 DLC.
  • San Andreas fault 'locked, loaded and ready to roll' with big earthquake, expert says

    05/06/2016 7:42:51 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 48 replies
    Los Angles Times ^ | 5/6/2016 | Ron-gong Lin II
    Southern California’s section of the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll,” a leading earthquake scientist said Wednesday at the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach. The San Andreas fault is one of California’s most dangerous, and is the state’s longest fault. Yet for Southern California, the last big earthquake to strike the southern San Andreas was in 1857, when a magnitude 7.9 earthquake ruptured an astonishing 185 miles between Monterey County and the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles. It has been quiet since then — too quiet, said Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California...
  • Hillary Gets Guccifered

    05/06/2016 7:18:00 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 21 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 6, 2016 | Kimberly Strassel
    The Chinese are bright - even brighter than Romanian taxi drivers. They employ hackers whose only job is to infiltrate the U.S. government. Those hackers have supercomputers at their service. They have lists upon lists of relatives and friends and aides of powerful people. When they break into accounts, they don’t publicize it.
  • West Point investigating photo of cadets with raised fists [#BLM]

    05/06/2016 7:13:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | Andrew Blake
    The United States Military Academy at West Point said Wednesday that an investigation is underway regarding a photograph that shows 16 black cadets in uniform posing with their fists in the air. “We can confirm that the cadets in this photo are members of the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2016,” West Point’s director of public affairs, Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker, told Army Times on Wednesday. “Academy officials are conducting an inquiry into the matter.
  • Film Review: Captain America celebrates ideological civil war

    05/06/2016 7:06:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/06/2016 | Armond White
    Captain America: Civil War confirms our national dumb-down. While the mainstream media pretzel themselves over the presidential primaries, Marvel Studios has steadily accomplished a rejiggering of the American public’s cultural and political consciousness. Civil War completes this devolution in its story of superhero combat where one faction of pop icons, led by Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), faces off against another faction, headed by billionaire genius Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). As momentary adversaries, Captain America and Iron Man almost represent the schism that now divides American voters, politicians, and pundits. I say “almost,” because the film’s comic-book...
  • Everyone Is Getting Today's Trump Tweet Totally Wrong

    05/06/2016 6:49:28 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 68 replies
    This is not an awkward and embarrassing outreach to Hispanics. It's not aimed at Hispanics at all. It's aimed at white people. This is the kind of thing that Trump's base—the white working class—views as a perfectly sincere appreciation of Mexican culture. It says, "Yes, I want a wall, and yes, I want to deport all the illegal immigrants in the country. But that doesn't mean I hate Mexicans." It's basically an affirmation to Trump's voters that they aren't racists. Plus it gets a ton of attention, and it also induces loads of mockery from overeducated PC liberals who don't...
  • Subway Is In Big Trouble

    05/06/2016 6:31:27 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 116 replies
    breaking911 ^ | May 3, 2016 | T. Grant Benson
    Subway Revenue Drops as It Closes Hundreds of U.S. Restaurants Subway Restaurants revenue fell in 2015 for the second straight year, a sign one of the fast-food industry’s stalwarts is losing ground to newer chains. Revenue dropped 4.3 percent to $1.11 billion last year, according to the company’s Franchise Disclosure Document, which was filed with the Minnesota Department of Commerce last week. Subway owner Doctor’s Associates Inc. also is slowing its pace of new restaurant openings and shuttering hundreds of underperforming locations. Fast-casual chains such as Panera Bread Co. have been taking share from Subway restaurants in the U.S., bringing...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    05/06/2016 6:21:51 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 70 replies
    Who's ready for Silliness?
  • I Vote Against You (Holy $%^!)

    05/06/2016 6:15:09 AM PDT · by NRx · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 05-06-2016 | Pat Condell
    Pat Condell incinerates PC progressive fascists.
  • Beach Volleyball Rises in Shifting Sands of College Sports

    05/06/2016 6:09:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 5, 2016 | MARC TRACY
    “We wouldn’t be here if they hadn’t started it,” the senior Alexis Townsend said. What she meant is that when Georgia State created a football team in 2010, that put an immediate strain on athletic department finances but also required a rebalancing to comply with Title IX, the federal law mandating gender equity in higher education. A result was that Georgia State dropped its men’s cross-country and track and field programs, and added one in the nascent women’s sport of beach volleyball.
  • U.S. payrolls gain in April smallest in seven months

    05/06/2016 6:02:37 AM PDT · by RayofHope · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/06/2016 | By Lucia Mutikani
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy added the fewest number of jobs in seven months in April and Americans dropped out of the labor force in droves, signs of weakness that cast doubts on whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates before the end of the year. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 160,000 jobs last month as construction employment barely rose and the retail sector shed jobs, the Labor Department said on Friday. That was the smallest gain since September and below the first-quarter average job growth of 200,000. Employers added 19,000 fewer jobs in February and March than previously...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- NGC 7023: The Iris Nebula

    05/06/2016 5:51:52 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    NASA ^ | Friday, May 06, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: These cosmic clouds have blossomed 1,300 light-years away, in the fertile starfields of the constellation Cepheus. Called the Iris Nebula, NGC 7023 is not the only nebula to evoke the imagery of flowers, though. Still, this deep telescopic image shows off the Iris Nebula's range of colors and symmetries, embedded in surrounding fields of interstellar dust. Within the Iris itself, dusty nebular material surrounds a hot, young star. The dominant color of the brighter reflection nebula is blue, characteristic of dust grains reflecting starlight. Central filaments of the reflection nebula glow with a faint reddish photoluminesence as some dust...
  • Word for the Day, Friday May 6, 2016

    05/06/2016 5:40:00 AM PDT · by SoothingDave · 14 replies
    Word For The Day, Friday May 6, 2016 In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". autodidact[aw-toh-dahy-dakt, -dahy-dakt] -na person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a self-taught person.[1525-35; < Greek autodídaktos self-taught; see auto-1, didactic]
  • 7-year-old writes excuse note, gets dismissed from school

    05/06/2016 4:39:01 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    MSN WCVB Boston ^ | May 5, 2016
    A Texas dad says he wasted no time in transferring his daughter to a new school after the 7-year-old reportedly managed to get herself dismissed from school, “I want Rosabella to go too dus (sic) 131 today!” the second-grader wrote on half a sheet of notebook filler paper in large print, addressing the note to the staff person underneath. Though the girl was supposed to attend an after-school program on Monday, the note she wrote and delivered to the staff herself worked. The staff excused little Rosabella Dahu, she boarded the school bus and went home.
  • November Election Could Rest On Who Voters Hate Least, Trump Or Clinton

    05/06/2016 3:36:18 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 28 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/6/2016 | Staff
    Election 2016: Unless something cataclysmic happens between now and November, voters will be faced with a difficult decision: How do you choose between two presidential candidates who share so much in common, including huge likability problems?
  • Today's Toons 5/6/16

    05/06/2016 3:12:23 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 9 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | 5/6/16 | pookie18
    Click on link
  • 'Little Obama' Ice Cream Goes on Sale in Russia's Tatarstan

    05/06/2016 1:36:57 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 15 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 05/05/2016
    An experimental ice cream brand named “Obamka" ["Little Obama” or, may be, "Obammy"] has appeared on sale in the Russian republic of Tatarstan. Deputy development director at the Slavitsa ice cream factory Rasil Mustafin, said that the name was not political but chosen due to the product's chocolate flavor. “There's no political underpinning. We have no intention to offend anyone,” he said. “Someone at the factory came up with the idea.” The product designers were inspired by a Soviet-era cartoon, said the factory's financial director Anatoli Ragimkhanov. The show featured an imaginary island named “Chunga-Changa,” inhabited by African children....
  • Gov. Mary Fallin Endorses Trump, Welcomes VP Talk

    05/06/2016 12:20:01 AM PDT · by ground_fog · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4th, 2016 | AP
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Wednesday she supports Republican Donald Trump "100 percent" and offered her enthusiastic endorsement of the New York billionaire in his bid for the presidency.</p> <p>The two-term governor, who had been mum on her pick for president, said her priority is to elect a conservative, pro-business Republican who is strong on national defense, and that she believes Trump is that candidate.</p>
  • Trump Fans Float Rand Paul As Their Top VP Pick

    05/05/2016 10:13:02 PM PDT · by ground_fog · 68 replies
    Vocativ ^ | May 5th, 2016 | Jacob Steinblatt
    Now that Donald Trump’s two main opponents are out of the way, the conversation is shifting to who his running mate will be. And, as ever, the good people of Reddit have it all figured out. Supporters of Donald Trump launched into a massive discussion on the Donald Trump subreddit, /r/the_donald, after Tuesday’s primary. And a Vocativ analysis of the over 4,300 comments reveals that Trump fans are most ready for joint ticket with Rand Paul. Users participating in the thread, which was tagged as a serious discussion, mentioned Rand Paul more than any other potential candidate, a total of...
  • Girl Born Without Hands Wins Penmanship Award

    05/05/2016 9:50:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KITV ^ | May 05, 2016
    A Virginia first-grader born without hands has received the Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Excellence in Manuscript Penmanship. App users, click here to watch the video.
  • Dallas Hamburger Legend Jack Keller Dies at 88

    05/05/2016 9:25:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    KITV ^ | May 05, 2016 | Chris Skupien
    On Tuesday, Dallas lost a hamburger legend. Jack Keller, who spent over half a century selling burgers at Keller's Hamburgers, died at the age of 88. "My dad was the smartest, coolest man I ever met," Jack Keller, Jr. told NewsFix. "He was my hero. Dad always wanted to give a consistently very good product, at a very good price. He loved being a hamburger man." "He was good to me," said Vicky Cobb, who's worked at Keller's for the last 35 years. "I have nothing bad to say about him. It's a sad day for all of us." Keller's...
  • Should America Resurrect the Lethal F-22 Raptor? (I think so, just my opinion)

    05/05/2016 9:25:42 PM PDT · by cba123 · 24 replies
    National Interest Blog ^ | May 05, 2016 | Kris Osborn
    Several prominent leaders in the national defense community are calling upon the Pentagon to re-start production of the high-speed F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet which began air attacks against ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria. Citing Russian and Chinese stealthy fighter jet advances, Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., and former Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne wrote an OPED in the Wall Street Journal describing the current fleet of F-22s as massively insufficient to address today’s fast-changing global threat environment. (article continues, please see link)
  • German army forced to lay down weapons due to 'overtime limits'

    05/05/2016 9:11:52 PM PDT · by kalee · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 10, 2016 | Justin Huggler
    10 APRIL 2016 • 5:31PM The German military, once the most feared fighting force in Europe, is being forced to lay down its weapons by restrictive new overtime limits. German soldiers taking part in a four-week Nato exercise in Norway earlier this year had to leave after just 12 days because they had gone over their overtime limits, it has emerged.
  • Target shopper chases voyeur

    05/05/2016 7:51:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    witn.com ^ | May 4, 2016 | witn.com
    (NBC News) - Dozens of women have come forward to share their stories of encounters with a convicted voyeur after video of a Florida woman's confrontation with the man went viral. Candice Spivey was shopping at a Target in Yulee, Florida last week when she was approached by Jeffrey Polizzi. Spivey immediately recognized Polizzi from a previous encounter that took place two years ago in a different store a
  • AP Source: Clinton aide interviewed in email investigation

    05/05/2016 6:59:02 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 23 replies
    Assoc press ^ | 5-6-16
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has interviewed Huma Abedin, a close aide to Hillary Clinton, as part of a federal investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, a person familiar with the probe said Thursday. The person insisted on anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation. The FBI and Justice Department have been investigating whether sensitive information that flowed through Clinton's email server was mishandled. Abedin was one of Clinton's closest aides during her tenure as the nation's top diplomat, serving as deputy chief of staff. It was not immediately clear whether other aides have...
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    05/05/2016 6:53:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 56 replies
    caintv ^ | May 5, 2016 | Dan Calabrese
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