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  • American Thinker: Hacksaw Ridge and the Deplorable Desmond Doss

    12/07/2016 6:07:16 PM PST · by jbles · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2016 | Jon Brown
    This month, Mel Gibson nabbed a nomination for best director from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The last we saw Gibson directing, a Mayan priest was tossing heads down the pyramid steps in Apocalypto. In the decade since, he has lost his own head a few times, suffering tequila-induced tirades and effectively achieving for himself excommunication from the Church of Hollywood. Such is perhaps for the best, as it provides for him the freedom to make films that rise above the swirling box office toilet bowl of superhero spandex, toy trolls, and incomprehensible Harry Potter spin-offs. Gibson's latest, Hacksaw Ridge,...
  • Mysterious Deep-Sea Animal Rediscovered after 116 Years

    12/07/2016 5:41:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    SCI NEWS ^ | Dec 6, 2016 | Natali Anderson
    Bathochordaeus charon — an extremely rare species of giant larvacean — has been rediscovered, more than a century after the only previous known specimens of the species were found. Larvaceans are solitary, free-swimming tunicates, animals with a primitive spinal cord but no real backbone. These fragile animals are usually less than 0.4 inches (1 cm) in length, but some giant larvaceans in the deep sea grow up to 3.5 inches (9 cm) long. In 1900, German marine biologist Carl Chun identified the first giant larvacean, Bathochordaeus charon. Scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) were next to document...
  • Study: Snacking On Nuts Can Reduce Risk Of Heart Disease, Cancer

    12/07/2016 5:30:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | December 6, 2016
    If you’re looking for a healthy snack, nuts might be the answer. A new study from European researchers in the journal BMC Medicine says eating a handful of nuts a day can cut down on several health risks. Data from more than 800,000 people who ate all kinds of nuts, including hazelnuts, walnuts and peanuts, shows they cut their risk of dying from heart disease by nearly 30 percent and cancer by 15 percent. The risk of premature death was also 22 percent lower for people who ate nuts. “It’s quite a substantial effect for such a small amount of...
  • Black employees file discrimination suit against CNN, Turner

    12/07/2016 5:24:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 7, 2016 5:19 PM EST
    Current and former black employees of Time Warner, owner of Turner networks including CNN, TNT and TBS, have filed a class-action racial discrimination suit against the company. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Georgia says there has been a pattern of discrimination against blacks, particularly black males, in evaluations, compensation and promotions, at CNN, its parent Turner and Time Warner. …
  • New Sriracha-Inspired Lexus Comes With a Trunk Full of Hot Sauce

    12/07/2016 4:30:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Eater ^ | Nov 16, 2016 | Virginia Chamlee
    There’s even sauce in the steering wheelSriracha, the spicy, bright red Thai sauce — which has been the star of EDM festivals and appears in so many dishes some people are sick of it — is now drivable. Lexus has unveiled its latest custom car: a 2017 Lexus Sriracha IS. And it even has sriracha in the paint. The auto-maker partnered with Huy Fong Foods on the car, which will be on display at The Los Angeles Auto Show from November 18 through 27 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Sad news: The car is not currently for sale. This...
  • Florida Man Brought Girlfriend Meth to Smoke in Hospital's ICU: Deputies

    12/07/2016 4:04:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    A Florida man was arrested after authorities say he brought meth to his girlfriend to smoke while she was a patient receiving oxygen in a hospital's intensive care unit. Scott Allen Burns, 52, was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia, Hernando County Sheriff's Office officials said. No attorney information was immediately available. Burns, of Spring Hill, north of Tampa, was arrested after someone called 911 about a person smoking drugs in the ICU at Bayfront Brooksville Hospital, according to a report from WFLA. Deputies were told that a female patient was seen putting...
  • Ohio passes 'heartbeat' abortion bill; leader cites Trump's election

    12/07/2016 4:01:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies ^ | December 07, 2016 | Max Blau, Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley and Jason Hanna, CNN
    CNN)Donald Trump's election, and a presumption that he'll appoint conservative Supreme Court justices, spurred Ohio Republicans to pass what would effectively be the nation's strictest time-based abortion law, a legislator said. Ohio lawmakers on Tuesday passed a controversial "Heartbeat Bill" that would ban abortions in that state from the moment the heartbeat of a fetus can be detected -- which usually occurs about six weeks into a pregnancy. What happens next for the bill, which would prohibit such abortions even in cases of rape or incest, depends on Republican Gov. John Kasich, who has 10 days to decide whether to...
  • Allen Mosque Desperate to Find Kind Stranger Who Left Signs of Support

    12/07/2016 3:59:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Dec 5, 2016 | Homa Bash
    Leaders at the Islamic Association of Allen are searching for a woman who anonymously posted signs around the mosque with filled words of kindness. They read, "You are loved," "You are welcome here," "You are a beautiful thread in the fabric of America," and "We love you." Those simple words have made a big impact. "This is the true face of this country," said Imam Arsalan Haque. "It shows not everybody thinks the same way, not everybody out there hates us." For mosque outreach coordinator Ali Subhani, it is a mystery he is dying to solve. "We played detective for...
  • Muslim Restaurant to Feed the Homeless and Elderly for Free on Christmas Day

    12/07/2016 3:56:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    A Muslim-owned Turkish restaurant is offering a free three-course meal to the homeless and elderly on December 25, because no one should eat alone on Christmas Day. The gesture stemmed from a chance encounter with a woman who needed help closing her window. The restaurant, Shish, is located on the outskirts of London. Early last month, an elderly woman who lived in the neighborhood came in to the restaurant and asked if anyone could help pull down a window she was having difficulty reaching. The staff didn’t hesitate. And, when the woman returned the next day to thank them, she...
  • Veteran Don Graves Recounts Pearl Harbor Announcement and Iwo Jima

    12/07/2016 3:48:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 12/7 | Kristin Dickerson
    World War II veteran Don Graves was just a teenager when he heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was listening to President Roosevelt’s speech on the radio. “Here we are, the three of us, same neighborhood: Detroit, Michigan,” said 91-year-old Graves while pointing to a picture of three young men in military uniforms. “The music was playing then all of a sudden it stopped and it said ‘we interrupt this broadcast, the President of the United States will now address the nation,’” said Graves. It was that speech that inspired Graves to enlist. “I said, ‘I’m going to...
  • Marine Whose Story was Documented in HBO Series Reflects on World War II

    12/07/2016 3:36:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 12/7 | Julie Fine
    Retired Marine Sgt. R.V Burgin, of Lancaster, documented his service in World War II in the book "Islands of the Damned." The 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks brings back vivid memories for a North Texas retired Marine sergeant. R.V. Burgin was in Dallas that day, but he says the attacks influenced his decision to join the military. "I remember the radio. I was listening to the radio and that was all that was on: Pearl Harbor," Burgin said. Burgin began his military service a short time later, in 1942. And he spent much of his time in the...
  • Bernie Madoff Talks Crime in Rare Audio Recording

    12/07/2016 3:29:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Now you can hear Bernie Madoff try to rationalize the biggest Ponzi scheme in history. Eugene Soltes, an associate professor at Harvard Business School who wrote white-collar crime book “Why They Did It,” has released a rare audio clip from his phone interviews with the jailed Ponzi schemer. “You start out, at least in my part, not exactly sure what I wanted to do in life, other than being a success,” Madoff said in the audio clip posted on Business Insider.
  • 100-Year-Old Pearl Harbor Survivor From Tennessee Lives on to Tell the Story

    12/07/2016 3:26:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    100-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor from Tennessee lives on to tell the story (Can only be linked to)
  • How Pearl Harbor Created a Climate of Fear

    12/07/2016 3:20:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed December 7, 2016 | Daniel Greene
    Seventy-five years ago today, hundreds of Japanese bombers attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. America's shock, and its grief for the more than 2,000 US military dead on this date of "infamy" led to overwhelming unity of purpose as we entered a world war. Yet America's unity was matched by its profound fears about national security in the days after Pearl Harbor. Well before December 7, 1941, Americans believed that enemy spies and saboteurs lived among us. Some did, though not nearly as many as we imagined. In 1940, the FBI reportedly received 3,000 complaints or tips every...
  • One Scholar On Similarities, Substantial Differences Between Trump And Hitler

    12/07/2016 3:13:39 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    Even before the election, critics had been drawing comparisons between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler. They've pointed to Trump's promise to ban Muslims, deport millions of immigrants, crack down on the press and "make America great again." Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Daniel Ziblatt (@dziblatt), professor of government at Harvard University and author of the forthcoming book "Conservative Parties and the Birth of Modern Democracy in Europe," about Hitler's rise to power in 1930s Germany, and whether the comparisons between Trump and Hitler are fair or unnecessarily inflammatory. Interview Highlights On the conditions for Hitler's rise "There are...
  • The Man Who Tried to Stop Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2016 3:07:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/6 | DAVID J. CASTELLO
    George Elliott was one of two servicemen manning a radar station on Oahu the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. When he reported a huge sighting on his radar screen, he was ignored.At 2 a.m. on April 1, 2001, I was sitting at my computer in my Laguna Beach condo working on a website I’ve long since forgotten when an email popped up with nothing in the subject line. “Do you know who I am?” “Another April Fool’s joke,” I thought to myself as I moved my cursor up to click the Delete button. Then I glanced down and noticed the...
  • Pearl Harbor Sailor’s Family Brings Him Home After His Remains Are Finally Identified

    12/07/2016 3:04:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 07, 2016 | Greg Norman
    After decades of Pearl Harbor anniversaries, the family of Lewis Wagoner says this one will be more special than the rest. The Navy Seaman 2nd Class, one of the 429 onboard the USS Oklahoma who died during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack, is finally with his family in Kansas as his long-unidentified remains were tracked down and buried in October. “We were so grateful that at last, after 75 years, that our uncle… and all of the whole family was just so excited that finally his remains had been brought home to rest,” Lee Longaker, Wagoner’s niece, told
  • Ancient eclipse records show that days on Earth are getting just a little longer

    12/07/2016 2:56:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 44 replies ^ | 12/07/2016 | Deborah Netburn
    The latest findings in Earth science are brought to you by ancient astronomers who observed the heavens as much as 2,700 years ago. Thanks to hundreds of records of lunar and solar eclipses carved in clay tablets and written into dynastic histories, modern scientists have determined that the amount of time it takes for Earth to complete a single rotation on its axis has slowed by 1.8 milliseconds per day over the course of a century, according to a report published Wednesday in Proceedings of the Royal Society A. It may not sound significant, but over the course of 2½...
  • Ronald Reagan's Son: Donald Trump Campaign Is A Joke, Absurdity, And 'Embarrassment' To GOP | MSNBC

    12/07/2016 1:53:04 PM PST · by johnk · 76 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/7/2016 | MSNBC
    Ron Reagan Jr. comments on Donald Trump. Must see.
  • FDR's War Speech to Congress

    12/07/2016 1:41:02 PM PST · by NRx · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 8, 1941 | FDR
    Roosevelt's Day of Infamy speech in it's entirety.
  • VIDEO: Did I Just Invent the World's GREATEST Sandwich?---The Korean Arepa

    12/07/2016 1:35:32 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 7, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    If you like Korean food, you might get mighty hungry watching this VIDEO in which I go thru the steps of how I invented the Korean Arepa last Friday. Basically it consists of an arepa which is made from pre-cooked corn flour. Be sure to use the one in the yellow or orange package marked "PAN" with a pic of a woman wearing a polka dot head clothe. Easy to find in South Florida supermarkets. After it is cooked, open a pocket in the arepa and place spicy Korean style meat. In the video ordinary flap meat was used but...
  • Deimos Knievel! [cat video]

    12/07/2016 1:30:18 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 78 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 12/7/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Daredevil Deimos attempts to jump Kitchen Counter Canyon! No net! No parachute! No health insurance! Will he make it?!?? Will he be hurt?!!! Will you stop asking silly questions and watch the video already?!
  • Sight-Words: the Kudzu smothering K-12

    12/07/2016 1:18:21 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 63 replies
    Education Views ^ | Oct. 20, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [A few words about America’s two biggest parasites--] if you’ve driven on southern interstates, you know kudzu. It’s that leafy vine that can cover the tallest trees. Finally, motorists see nothing but kudzu, which has earned the nickname, “The vine that ate the South.” Kudzu envelops everything and eventually destroys everything. In short, kudzu is exactly like Sight-Words. Kudzu, indigenous to Japan, was touted as an ornamental shade plant at US expositions in 1876 and 1883. During the 20th century, government agencies promoted kudzu as cattle feed. The Department of Agriculture also recommended “kudzu to help control erosion of slopes...
  • Johnny Depp Is Hollywood's Most Overpaid Actor For The Second Year In A Row

    12/07/2016 1:00:27 PM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 7, 2016 | Natalie Robehmed
    Just as Alice Through the Looking Glass hit theatres in May, a judge ordered a restraining order against its star, Johnny Depp, after his wife, Amber Heard, alleged he physically and verbally abused her. The couple reached a $7 million divorce settlement in August, but not before the $190 million sequel to Alice in Wonderland crashed at the box office. Thanks to recent ticket booth losses, Depp is this year's most overpaid actor: His last three movies returned just $2.80 at the box office for every $1 he was paid on them. While the damning accusations did not impact his...
  • Gatlinburg fire: 2 juveniles face aggravated arson charges

    12/07/2016 12:29:47 PM PST · by eastforker · 26 replies
    cnn ^ | 12/07/2016 | Steve Almasy
    Two juveniles face charges of aggravated arson in connection with a deadly Tennessee wildfire that began in late November and spread to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, according to Mark Gwyn, director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
  • Trump picks Oklahoma AG Pruitt to head EPA

    12/07/2016 12:26:18 PM PST · by titanicsuccess · 11 replies
    Daily Oklahoman ^ | December 7, 2016 | Chris Casteel
    WASHINGTON _ President-elect Donald J. Trump tapped Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Wednesday to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a strong signal that the next administration will break from eight years of making new regulations on air and water pollution. The selection was first reported by Reuters and the New York Times. CNBC and other media outlets have also reported Pruitt will be nominated for the job. Pruitt, 48, a Republican, has been a harsh critic of the EPA's actions and has been part of lawsuits against the agency. Pruitt has no background in environmental policy, a change from...
  • Why sex is about to get a lot less fun [Trump in their heads]

    12/07/2016 11:54:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | December 1, 2016 | Jill Filipovic
    Under a Donald Trump presidency, sex is about to get a lot less fun. That's because Trump has tapped Tom Price, an anti-abortion and anti-contraception congressman from Georgia, as his director of Health and Human Services. Price is an opponent of the Affordable Care Act and a proponent of defunding Planned Parenthood, an organization that serves more than 2.5 million patients, many of them low-income, every year.
  • Best Compilation- People Who Laughed at TRUMP...and said he would never be President - FUNNY!

    12/07/2016 11:53:18 AM PST · by Signalman · 27 replies
    youtube ^ | Published on Nov 15, 2016 | The inidicrat
    Celebrities, Pundits, and Politicians made their predictions and had their laughs like George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Bernie Sanders, Seth Meyers, Joy Behar (The View), Bob Beckel (CNN), Julia Roberts, Ann Coulter, Bill Maher (HBO), Stephen Colbert (The Late Show), Nancy Pelosi (congresswoman, former house speaker), Harry Reid (senator), Barack Obama, The Simpsons (TV show), Elizabeth Warren, Fareed Zakaria, George Stephanopoulos (ABC News), Mark Cuban (Billionaire), Chris Matthews (Hardball MSNBC), John Oliver (The Daily Show Comedy Central), Keith Ellison (Congressman), Ron Reagan....and More!
  • 'Member when TYT got eternally BTFO!?

    12/07/2016 11:23:48 AM PST · by malvor · 25 replies
    The Young Turks election day meltdown over Trumps Victory. good times
  • Kim Kardashian 'wants divorce from Kanye West after he recovers from breakdown and [tr]

    12/07/2016 10:54:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 7, 2016 | Heidi Parker
    Kim Kardashian has been helping Kanye West recover since his November mental breakdown that left him at UCLA Medical Center for 10 days. But the 36-year-old has not been happy with their marriage, UsWeekly claimed on Wednesday, and she wants to divorce him when the time is right. She is also allegedly trying to 'build a case for full custody of the kids North and Saint.' The site also stands by its earlier claim that West is not living with Kardashian inside their Bel-Air mansion. Citing multiple sources, they report the Yeezy star has been residing in an LA-area rental...
  • Kirk Douglas Celebrates 100th Birthday With New Book Written With Wife Anne

    12/07/2016 10:38:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | December 7, 2016 | Pete Hammond
    Kirk Douglas turns 100 on Friday, and he has found the perfect gift to celebrate. Running Press later today officially will announcing the May 2 publication of a new book, Douglas’ 12th, written with his wife of 62 years, Anne Buydens Douglas, called Kirk and Anne: Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood.
  • A League Ahead: Inside the Big Ten's return to the top of college football

    12/07/2016 10:23:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    SI ^ | December 7, 2016 | Michael Rosenberg
    If history is written by the victors, then the story of the 2012 Big Ten championship game should be written by nobody. It was not much of a game, it should not have decided a championship, and it made the proud Big Ten look like it was selling fake Rolexes in a dark alley. The game was supposed to pit the champions of the self-importantly-named Legends and Leaders divisions. But the Leaders' leader, undefeated Ohio State, was ineligible because of NCAA violations. So was second-place Penn State. That left third-place Wisconsin—which went 4–4 in the league—to face Legends champion Nebraska.
  • Council Votes to Keep NYC a Sanctuary City

    12/07/2016 10:11:30 AM PST · by EinNYC · 11 replies ^ | 12/06/16 | Madina Toure
    City Council passed a resolution today reaffirming its commitment to keeping the five boroughs a safe haven for all people, regardless of their legal status—”despite President-elect Donald Trump‘s senseless threats” to deport up to 3 million undocumented immigrants he claims are criminals. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Brooklyn Councilmen Brad Lander and Carlos Menchaca—all members of the dominant Progressive Caucus—introduced the resolution. Mark-Viverito said the city has been at the forefront of providing services to recent arrivals from foreign shores “despite the lack of immigration reform on a national level.” “Anti-immigration rhetoric from the president-elect has many in the city’s...
  • Report: Advisers Working On Mid-January ‘Farewell Tour’ for Obama

    12/07/2016 9:21:30 AM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies ^ | Dec. 7, 2016 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of “Fox & Friends,” Fox News Chief National Correspondent reported, “I’m hearing this morning that, quietly behind the scenes, advisers to President Obama are working on sort of a farewell tour in mid-January.” Henry said, “I’m hearing this morning that, quietly behind the scenes, advisers to President Obama are working on sort of a farewell tour in mid-January. I’m told there’s at least three cities, that President Obama will be giving major speeches in arenas. one of them is Chicago, his sort of adopted hometown. they’re looking at the United Center there, where the Chicago Bulls play.”
  • Do you live in Small Town America? If so, tell us about it.

    12/07/2016 9:09:55 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 93 replies
    12/7/2016 | Mad Dawgg
    If you live or have lived in small town America would you be so kind and tell us about it. (For our purposes towns of less that 10 thousand in population but still have city services like Police and Fire Depts. etc.) But if you would be so kind post your experiences BEFORE you read any others on here. The reason being is I am interested to know if there are trends in small town America that manifest nationwide and to see if they are something that most of us notice without being pointed out by others. What I...
  • Starbucks courts millennials with $10 coffee at new Reserve bars

    12/07/2016 8:42:04 AM PST · by Prov1322 · 54 replies
    yahoo (so called) news ^ | 12.06.2016 | Lisa Baertlein and Tim Baysinger
    Starbucks courts millennials with $10 coffee at new Reserve bars By Lisa Baertlein and Tim Baysinger LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp co-founder Howard Schultz's plan to build a new prestige brand is a bet that moving upscale can raise the profile of the world's largest coffee brand with millennials like Megan Sauers. Schultz in April will step down as chief executive to focus on building 1,000 new "Reserve" brand stores. Over time there also will be as many as 30 large, showcase Reserve Roastery and Tasting Rooms in major cities around the world. Starbucks last week announced that...
  • Seinfeld's Soup Man Donating Hundreds of Meals to US Soup Kitchens

    12/07/2016 8:15:23 AM PST · by Gamecock · 21 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/4/2016
    Actor Larry Thomas, best known for his portrayal of real-life soup connoisseur Al Yeganeh, in the 1995 'Seinfeld' episode 'The Soup Nazi', stopped by Fox & Friends to discuss what he is doing to help the homeless this holiday, and to make some soup. Thomas said he teamed up with Yeganeh's company, "The Original Soup Man", to provide hundreds of boxes of his soup to a soup kitchens across the United States.
  • The Eye of Mount Diablo shines only on Dec 7th

    12/07/2016 7:54:54 AM PST · by Talkwire · 11 replies
    Some East Bay guy ^ | Dec 6, 2016 | Mario Mazzamuto
    In the SF East Bay, the historic Mount Diablo beacon shines one night a year to honor Pearl Harbor Day. Terrific article about the annual event which can be seen across Northern California. LINK:
  • ‘Lady Macbeth [of Mtsensk]’ Trailer: Period Drama About Forbidden Lovers [tr ed]

    12/07/2016 7:53:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | December 6, 2016 | Amanda N'Duka
    Here’s a new trailer to Roadside Attractions’ Lady Macbeth, the directorial feature debut from William Oldroyd. The pic was written by Alice Birch based on Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 Russian novella Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk. It stars Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie and Christopher Fairbank. Roadside said today it is releasing the film in New York and Los Angeles theaters June 2.
  • Hollywood PR Firm Cancels Holiday Parties in Post-Trump Funk

    12/07/2016 7:47:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    The Wrap ^ | December 6, 2016 | Matt Donnelly
    Hollywood publicity firm Sunshine Sachs has canceled its annual, bicoastal holiday celebrations as a gesture of support for immigrants, women, LGBT people and the environment. The decision was a gesture to “defend the values we hold dear,” according to an email sent Tuesday.
  • Meet LiLou, San Francisco airport's first therapy pig for stressed fliers

    12/07/2016 7:31:56 AM PST · by ThomasThomas · 29 replies
    Meet LiLou, San Francisco airport's first therapy pig for stressed fliers
  • VIDEO: Debunking "Hate Speech". Why it DOESN'T Exist!

    12/07/2016 7:19:24 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 17 replies ^ | 12/07/2016 | Steven Crowder
    Felt compelled to make this video due to the flood of college students intimidated into silence for fear of "hate speech" post election. Often, we're forced to make the case for "free speech" when someone says something offensive. So I created a reference video for when we simply want to educate/entertain people and make the point. Any support appreciated!
  • Pearl Harbor: 16 Days To Die – Three Sailors trapped in the USS West Virginia

    12/07/2016 7:07:44 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 37 replies
    War History Online ^ | January 1, 2016 | George Winston
    In the aftermath of the attacks on Pearl Harbour during World War Two stories emerged of sailors who were trapped in the sunken battleships, some even survived for weeks. Those who were trapped underwater banged continuously on the side of the ship so that anyone would hear them and come to their rescue. When the noises were first heard many thought it was just loose wreckage or part of the clean-up operation for the destroyed harbour. However the day after the attack, crewmen realised that there was an eerie banging noise coming from the foward hull of the USS West...
  • Conservative podcasts recommendations (vanity)

    12/07/2016 6:57:33 AM PST · by far sider · 22 replies
    My son just got a job that requires him to drive A LOT. He just messaged me, asking for a list of good conservative podcasts. (I must have done SOMETHING right.) Anyway I'm not a podcast person so I don't know who to suggest. Any recommendations?
  • Alleged Sigma Pi hazing involved induced vomiting, a cage and anti-Semitic imagery [Hofstra]

    12/07/2016 6:55:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    The Hofstra Chronicle ^ | December 6, 2016 | Michael Ortiz
    Photo and video evidence allegedly depicting rituals of the Fall 2014 and Fall 2015 pledge processes for the Sigma Pi fraternity at Hofstra University show pledging members were made to chug milk and vomit on one another, stay locked in a small cage and kneel blindfolded while their bodies were covered in hot sauce, among other hazing rituals performed at an off-campus residence.
  • Apple assembly partner Foxconn plans US expansion

    12/07/2016 6:45:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | 12/07/2016 | Roger Fingas
    Apple's primary assembly partner, Foxconn, will soon invest in expanding its U.S. operations, the latter company said on Wednesday, apparently following in the steps of a similar SoftBank announcement. "While the scope of the potential investment has not been determined, we will announce the details of any plans following the completion of direct discussions between our leadership and the relevant U.S. officials," Foxconn explained in a statement to Bloomberg. "Those plans would be made based on mutually-agreed terms." Although Foxconn didn't provide specifics, a document held up by SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son after meeting with U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump allegedly...
  • Britain’s Last Cold War Carrier Sails Into the Sunset

    12/07/2016 6:33:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 7, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    HMS Illustrious, the last of the Royal Navy’s Invincible-class carriers, has set sail from Portsmouth to meet her doom at a Turkish scrapyard. The British government chose to sell her for scrap in 2014, but Illustrious’ final journey nonetheless signals the end of an era during a low point for the shrinking Royal Navy. Illustrious was the second Invincible class between HMS Invincible and Ark Royal, scrapped in 2011 and 2013, respectively.
  • 44 DAYS!!!!!!

    12/07/2016 4:24:10 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 34 replies
    12/7/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is 44 days, 4 hours, 35 minutes, 54 seconds until the stuttering enemy-agent Muslim-excusing prancing pusillanimous embarrassing lawless defiling vote-faking unctuous hypocritical sniveling whining overreaching disreputable sulking treacherous squandering odious disgusting backstabbing election-corrupting robbery-inclined formulaic plundering callous violence-agitating motherless-punk puerile intruding sickening wicked sullen wretched venal psychopathic grifting peculiar furious (and fast) gratuitously-opining lame-duck faithless spying-for-enemies fake irrational mumbling imbecile dejected demanding juvenile delinquent odiferous malicious detestable conniving Marxism-loving America-surrendering sly villainous shameful touchy unwelcome abominable indecisive moronical stomach-turning depressed meddling corrupt predatory impoverishing personal-history-concealing apathetic absurd unaccomplished black-supremacist repressive putrescent fallacious contemptible simpering megalomaniacal subversive sputtering vicious disruptive...
  • Off the Cuffs: Cuddly creatures for crushed collegians

    12/07/2016 4:03:21 AM PST · by \/\/ayne · 13 replies
    Cecil Whig ^ | Dec 4, 2016 | Ed Okonowicz
    ELKTON — Cuffs’ booth in the back of Elkton’s North Street Hotel was overflowing with piles of comforting, cuddly creatures. Passers-by stopped to gaze upon an assortment of friendly frogs, bouncing bunnies, grinning goats, happy horses, contented cows, soothing skunks, tender teddy bears, calm cats and tranquil dogs.
  • What is a marriage/wedding for?

    12/07/2016 3:54:07 AM PST · by eccentric · 63 replies
    vanity ^ | Dec 7 2016 | Linda Martinez
    What is marriage? What is the purpose of marriage? What does it mean? I am asking this of a culture where it is normal to live together while unmarried, have children and give them names of either parent. Marriages don't necessarily last longer than just living together, so it is not a lifetime commitment, i.e. 'til death do us part.' The law no longer distinguishes between having a marriage license or not when people separate.... So with 'marriage' having lost any significance, what is the purpose of a wedding? In the past, a wedding celebrated the beginning of a new...