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  • Facebook FUnny DUmmy

    01/19/2017 5:22:33 PM PST · by Eagles Field · 1 replies
    1-19-17 | MK Colin
    This I posted on FB DU ... any angst-riiden pablum replies I'll post ... I want to give a heartfelt thank you to Democratic Underground. You’ve been steadfast at every turn despite the hurdles thrown in your path. I read a post on FR called DUmmies FUnnies, it seems quite popular. Oh my goodness did we laugh, somewhat drop-jawed, not by your consistent legendary idiocy unsurpassed. But the extra added bonus of your misery. We knew you were by any definition psychotic, wrong about everything- history’s truth the barometer, angry deflecting losers, cowardly beyond measure. Your salty tears our sustenance....
  • My wife saw this book in WalMart today.

    01/19/2017 5:18:38 PM PST · by Arkansas Tider · 19 replies
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  • Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner Attacked by Fan Waving Palestinian Flag

    01/19/2017 5:01:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 18, 2017 | Larry Celona
    Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner were accosted by a female fan frantically waving a Palestinian flag Wednesday night as the two models were walking in lower Manhattan. The 22-year-old woman darted into their path with the flag as the pair strode across the street to Gigi Hadid’s Greenwich Village home, and asked Hadid to hold it, according to law enforcement sources.
  • Rare Rat Virus Infects 2 People In Wisconsin

    01/19/2017 5:00:23 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 1/19/17 | AP
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Health officials are investigating how a rare rat virus called the Seoul virus infected eight people in Wisconsin and Illinois. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says all eight people had direct contact with rats at Illinois and Wisconsin ratteries, which are rat-breeding facilities.
  • Anonymous warns Trump: 'You are going to regret the next 4 years'

    01/19/2017 4:56:32 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 51 replies
    AOL ^ | 1-19-2017 | Ted Crist
    The hacker collective Anonymous has a reputation for delivering ominous messages, and in recent days, the group has begun targeting President-elect Donald Trump in a serious way A series of messages posted on Twitter and include allegations that the group plans to reveal sordid information about Trump.
  • STOP TRUMP PROTEST IN WASHINGTON, DC ON 1-17-17

    01/19/2017 4:39:56 PM PST · by Trumpnation · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-19-17 | JR
    Event held on 1-17-17. This is what happens when people have too much time on their hands. This black Christian tries to talk some sense into these protestors including telling them that the election is over and Trump is President with chants of "No KKK" in the background.
  • Packers fan to take wife's last name: Packer

    01/19/2017 4:21:15 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Wauwatosa native Ryan Holtan-Murphy and Chicago born Marie Packer will soon say "I do." Their wedding will take place this June in the Windy City, but going against tradition, the groom is taking the bride's last name of Packer.
  • Upcoming Windows 10 update reduces spying, but Microsoft is still mum on which data it...

    01/19/2017 4:21:12 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Extreme Tech ^ | 1/19/17 | Joel Hruska
    There’s some good news for privacy-minded individuals who haven’t been fond of Microsoft’s data collection policy with Windows 10. When the upcoming Creators Update drops this spring, it will overhaul Microsoft’s data collection policies. Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group, has published a blog post with a list of the changes Microsoft will be making.First, Microsoft has launched a new web-based privacy dashboard with the goal of giving people an easy, one-stop location for controlling how much data Microsoft collects. Your privacy dashboard has sections for Browse, Search, Location, and Cortana’s Notebook, each covering a different...
  • Trump: 'I'm Starting to Really, Really Love Paul' Ryan

    01/19/2017 4:20:01 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 36 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 01/19/2017 | Jason Deveaney
    video at link (1:17) multiple videos... "I love Paul," Trump told an audience at Trump International Hotel in Washington. "I don't know if Paul is here. He's out writing legislation. He's got so much legislation to write. He never had it so good. He's actually got somebody that's gonna sign it."
  • The First Sighting of a Black Hole

    01/19/2017 4:07:03 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 28 replies
    Air and Space Magazine ^ | January, 2017 | Matthew R. Francis
    We know one lurks at the center of the Milky Way, but to these astronomers, seeing will be believing. The center of the galaxy doesn’t look like much, even if you’re lucky enough to live in a place where the night sky is sufficiently dark to see the bands of the Milky Way. In visible light, the stars between here and there blur together into a single brilliant source, like a bright beam hiding the lighthouse behind it. But in other types of radiation—radio waves, infrared, X-rays—astronomers have detected the presence of an object with the mass of four million...
  • Wayne Barrett, tenacious NYC reporter of Trump, dead at 71

    01/19/2017 3:45:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2017 6:15 PM EST | Jake Pearson and Hillel Italie
    Investigative reporter Wayne Barrett, a scourge of New York City power brokers from Rudolph Giuliani to Mike Bloomberg during a decades-long career with the Village Voice and an early and tenacious chronicler of President-elect Donald Trump, died Thursday at age 71. Barrett, who had been battling interstitial lung disease, died at NYU Langone Medical Center, his family told The Associated Press. […] Few reporters knew Trump as well as did Barrett, whose death came less than a day before Trump was to be sworn in as the country’s 45th president. He began covering the budding real-estate developer in the late...
  • A Vanity....I know, I know. But very rare from me. I just saw Patriot's Day

    01/19/2017 3:22:07 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 25 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 19 January 2017 | NAPSCOORDINATOR
    I went to see Patriot's Day today. Wow is all I can say. It made me so proud to be an American and even moreso the day before the greatest day for our country. I recommend this movie so much. Mark Walburg is a treasure with the movies he is putting out. Let me just say, if this guy is not a Republican then I don't know what to say. The dude goes to Mass everyday and then twice on Sunday because he enjoys the early morning Mass and takes the family to the later Mass. Come on he has...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Trump’s African-American Cabinet Pics ‘Black Shills to Distract Us’

    01/19/2017 3:05:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 97 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 19, 2017 | 1:15 PM EST | Mark Judge
    Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has penned an editorial highly critical of President-elect Trump. “Never before in modern history have we had a president-elect so ill-informed, ill-tempered, irrational and ill-equipped to deal with the major issues that face this country,” Abdul-Jabbar writes in the new edition of The Hollywood Reporter. […] Abdul-Jabbar argues that “a quick look at two of the black faces that Trump parades on television as proof of the diversity of his entourage is actually evidence of his using black shills to distract us from his paternalistic policies to dismantle civil liberties for people of color, women, the...
  • Sharia law promoted in Indiana public schools

    01/19/2017 2:31:10 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 53 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 01/19/2017 | Christine Williams
    The worksheet, assigned to seventh-graders at Highland Hills Middle School, presents a passage written by a fictional 20-year-old Saudi woman named Ahlima, who feels “very fortunate” to live under Sharia law in Saudi Arabia. She writes about how she will soon become a man’s second wife and explains her modest dress: “I understand that some foreigners see our dress as a way of keeping women from being equal, but … I find Western women’s clothing to be horribly immodest.” “That document by itself, it’s almost propaganda,” said Jon Baker, whose daughter also received the worksheet. “If you read that, you...
  • Obama To Make History With Friday Arrival In Palm Springs

    01/19/2017 2:28:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    KMIR NBC Palm Springs ^ | January 19, 2017 | Vince Marino
    Post-presidential visits to the desert are nothing new. Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon and Ford all came to the Coachella Valley after their time in office. President Obama though will make history Friday when he becomes the first president to head straight for the desert the moment he becomes a private citizen. After all, they don't call the Coachella Valley "the playground of presidents" for no reasons.
  • JPMorgan Chase agrees to $55 million settle of mortgage discrimination complaint

    01/19/2017 2:27:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/19/2017 | Dena Aubin
    JPMorgan Chase & Co has agreed to pay $55 million to settle a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit accusing it of discriminating against minority borrowers by allowing mortgage brokers to charge them more for home loans, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The U.S. Justice Department complaint, filed in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, accused the bank of willfully violating the U.S. Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act between 2006 and 2009 and showing "reckless disregard" for the rights of at least 53,000 African-American and Hispanic borrowers. "We’ve agreed to settle these legacy allegations that...
  • Miguel Ferrer Dies: ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ & ‘Crossing Jordan’ Star Was 61

    01/19/2017 2:17:59 PM PST · by SMGFan · 69 replies
    Deadline MSN ^ | January 19, 2017
    Miguel Ferrer, who had played Owen Granger on NCIS: Los Angeles since 2012 and co-starred with Jill Hennessy on CBS’ Crossing Jordan, died today of cancer. He was 61.
  • Air Force to Launch Missile-Warning Satellite Tonight: Watch It Live

    01/19/2017 1:43:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Space.com ^ | January 19, 2017 07:34am ET | Mike Wall
    If all goes according to plan, a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket will loft the third Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite Thursday at 7:46 p.m. EST (0046 GMT on Jan. 20) from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. ULA will provide a live launch webcast via YouTube, beginning at 7:26 p.m. EST (0026 GMT). You'll also be able to watch the rocket launch here, courtesy of ULA. The aerospace company Lockheed Martin built the satellite, known as SBIRS Geo-3, for the U.S. Air Force. As the name suggests, two other SBIRS spacecraft are already aloft; SBIRS Geo-1...
  • Jimmy Stewart On Johnny Carson Show About His Dog Beau

    This is a great piece of American poetry. This is also a Great American Patriot. One of the best of the greatest generation.
  • 5th 'Mars Mission' Simulation Ready For Launch In Hawaii

    01/19/2017 1:23:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    npr ^ | 01/19/2017 | Rebecca Hersher
    Later today, six people will enter a dome on a volcano in Hawaii that will be their home for the next eight months, as they simulate a future mission to Mars. It is the fifth such experiment run by the University of Hawaii and funded by NASA. The latest mission on Mauna Loa, which ended in August 2016, lasted a full year. It is known as the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, or HI-SEAS. The goal of HI-SEAS is to test what it would be like for people to live on Mars, and what the project designers call "team...
  • Do teachers actually teach anymore?

    01/19/2017 1:02:50 PM PST · by Kf90 · 49 replies
    1/19/2017 | ME
    My 7 yr old daughter came home from school with a practice study test for her Social Study's test two days prior to the test date. The first night my husband helped her study, asking the questions and my daughter answering from multiple choice answers. The second night, I helped her study and she seemed to struggle with about 6 questions. I asked her if her teacher went over the test or if anything was taught to her about the test at all and my daughter simply said "We just went over the test today." I asked her why and...
  • Max the little looter brings some levity

    01/19/2017 12:27:56 PM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 12 replies
    www.borderlandbeat.com ^ | 01/12/2017 | DD
    Viral stardom can be found in the strangest places. The latest star to rise to viral fame was photographed at the looting last week of a Chetumal supermarket, caught red-handed by the photographer with the loot held firmly — in its jaws. And so began fame for Max, not necessarily a street dog, but one with some street smarts. It was while the local supermarket Dunosusa was being looted in one of the many gas price riots throughout the country that the smallish dog seized the opportunity to nab a bag of chips, his favorite snack. A photojournalist from a...
  • Secret deal lets NSA distribute illegally obtained private information to any gov't agency

    01/19/2017 12:19:08 PM PST · by wtd · 14 replies
    VladTepesblog via FoxBusiness ^ | January 19, 2017 | Eeyore
    Obama AG makes secret deal to let NSA distribute illegally obtained private information to any government agency YouTube Video clip: Judge Napolitano on AG Lynch's secret NSA deal (4:11)Here is a rough transcript of 4:11 length video Stuart Varney: Now this just coming to us. It's news to me but the judge has got it for us. Coming up, Attorney General Loretta Lynch has just signed a secret deal days before leaving office ordering the NSA to give spying data to other federal agencies. Judge Napolitano joins us for this story. What's going on? Judge Napolitano: Well, we don't...
  • NFL Conference Championship Weekend: Predictions & Pass/Rush Match-Up Analysis

    01/19/2017 12:11:08 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 23 replies
    Rankings are from the final regular season stats. Numbers represent overall and specific NFL rankings by points except pass/run ranked by yardage. Depending on who has the ball, compare offense/defense strengths in pass/run yardage to anticipate best game plan. Sunday, Jan 22, 1:05 PM MT FOX #8 Green Bay at #2 Atlanta Atlanta Offense #1: 1 Pass 5 Run GB Defense #21: 32 Pass 14 Run GB Offense #4: 15 Pass 7 Run Atlanta Defense #27: 11 Pass 26 Run We’ve got the #1 and # 4 best offenses in the NFL against the #21 and #27 defenses. Although I...
  • Trump Plan Would Privatize Public Broadcasting, Kill Arts & Humanities Endowments: Report

    01/19/2017 12:06:07 PM PST · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | January 19, 2017 | Jeremy Gerard
    Hours before his inauguration tomorrow, Donald Trump appears ready to approve budget-cutting plans that would outsource public radio and television financing while killing altogether federal support of the arts and humanities.
  • Trump signals he's softening on immigration: 'Working on a plan' that'll make DREAMers 'very happy'

    01/19/2017 12:04:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/19/2017 | Francesca Chambers
    Called the plight of children known as DREAMers who were brought into the country illegally by their relatives 'a very tough situation'Indicated that he's thinking about letting them stay and said his administration will have a plan in the next couple monthsSuggested he'd increase the number of visas available to high-skilled workers President-elect Donald Trump says his administration is working on a plan that will make illegal immigrant children 'very happy,' and it will done in the next couple monthsThe president-elect said in the course of his campaign for the White House that illegal immigrants of all ages would...
  • Mac malware is found targeting biomedical research

    01/19/2017 12:01:51 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 15 replies
    Computerworld ^ | January 19, 2017 | By Michael Kan
    Credit: Michael Kan The malware, which Apple calls Fruitfly, can also run on Linux A Mac malware that’s been spying on biomedical research centers may have been circulating undetected for years, according to new research. Antivirus vendor Malwarebytes uncovered the malicious code, after an IT administrator spotted unusual network traffic coming from an infected Mac. The malware, which Apple calls Fruitfly, is designed to take screen captures, access the Mac’s webcam, and simulate mouse clicks and key presses, allowing for remote control by a hacker, Malwarebytes said in a blog post on Wednesday. The security firm said that neither it...
  • Cassini snaps a tiny moon shaping Saturn's ring

    01/19/2017 11:42:35 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    CNET ^ | 01/18/2017 | Michelle Starr
    This new picture from NASA's Cassini probe shows off the peculiarity of Daphnis, a moon so tiny it wasn't discovered until 2005. It's just 8 kilometres (5 miles) across, and irregularly shaped, which gives it a wobbly orbit. ... The Keeler gap is just 42 kilometres (26 miles) wide, and Daphnis' distance varies from Saturn by about 9 kilometres (5.6 miles), while it moves up and down by about 17 kilometres (10.5 miles). This eccentricity, and Daphnis' gravity, causes peaked waves to form on the edges of the gap, in both vertical and horizontal directions. In this new image, taken...
  • New X-Men movie - Logan

    01/19/2017 10:56:41 AM PST · by PatriotCJC · 24 replies
    Wow! The trailer looks GREAT! Wolverine has a prodigy. Looks kick-@ss.
  • CNN’s president has fired a warning shot at Donald Trump

    01/19/2017 10:38:34 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 169 replies
    WashPost ^ | 1-19-2017 | Callumm Borchers
    Don't mess with CNN. That's the unvarnished version of a message that the network's president, Jeff Zucker, delivered to President-elect Donald Trump in an interview published on Thursday by New York magazine. "One of the things I think this administration hasn’t figured out yet is that there’s only one television network that is seen in Beijing, Moscow, Seoul, Tokyo, Pyongyang, Baghdad, Tehran and Damascus — and that’s CNN," Zucker said. "The perception of Donald Trump in capitals around the world is shaped, in many ways, by CNN. Continuing to have an adversarial relationship with that network is a mistake."
  • Daughter of close Obama adviser will cover DOJ for CNN

    01/19/2017 10:30:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 19, 2017 | Daniel Halper
    CNN has tapped the daughter of President Obama’s closest adviser to cover the Department of Justice, The Post has learned. Laura Jarrett quietly joined the network in September as a reporter in the network’s Washington bureau.
  • [Vanity]Anyone nervous as I am??

    01/19/2017 10:29:44 AM PST · by StormPrepper · 64 replies
    Anyone else nervous that some left wing loon is going to try to do something during the inauguration? If something were to happen to Trump, I fear the response. There's a lot of rage in this country right now on the right. People are tired of the lies. Tired of the total arrogance of the left. The maddening double standard. Tired of being falsely accused by evil people. We're of corrupt progressive running cake bakers out of business and pardoning convicted traitors. We're tired of fascist running our schools. (And most of us actually understand what the word fascist means...)...
  • BREAKING NEWS: The Oakland Raiders have officially filed paperwork for a relocation to Las Vegas.

    01/19/2017 10:25:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 61 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 19, 2017 | Staff
    BREAKING NEWS: The Oakland Raiders have officially filed paperwork for a relocation to Las Vegas.
  • Time To Say Goodbye (to Obama) parody HILARIOUS

    01/19/2017 10:20:41 AM PST · by Hostage · 9 replies
    Kings Kompany ^ | January 11, 2017 | Laurie DeJong Gartlan
    This is an apt and hilarious video of Laurie singing an opera like cover of 'Time To Say Goodbye' with lyrics she wrote. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq63O1b3W54
  • Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) IN FAVOR of the HEARING PROTECTION ACT!

    01/19/2017 10:08:04 AM PST · by WorldWarGames · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/19/2017 | WorldWarGames
    Video of me talking to my Congressman, Rep. Kevin Brady, about the Hearing Protection Act. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7rmPUXbdBo
  • Snowlfakes Melting Over Trump De-Funding the NEA (vanity)

    01/19/2017 9:48:08 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 71 replies
    Vanity / Twitter
    Hannah VanderHart ?@hmvanderhart What will be left after @realDonaldTrump and his team have gutted everything important from our government. #NEH #NEA #ACA #ETC Leigh Ellwood 3m3 minutes ago Leigh Ellwood ?@LeighEllwood Rita Mae Brown was able to write her early books thanks to NEA grants. Ending the NEA could silence many voices. Not good. Karissa Chen 4m4 minutes ago Karissa Chen ?@karissachen The Public Theater, where both Hamilton and Fun Home got its start, are helped by the NEA. Eliminating the NEA means thwarting the next Ham Steve Edwards 3m3 minutes ago Steve Edwards ?@The_Big_Quiet The National Endowment for the...
  • "Flight of the Bumblebee" [cover], by Yours Truly

    01/19/2017 9:33:44 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 21 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 1/19/17 | N. Rimsky-Korsakov (composer); Hopalong Ginsberg (performer)
    Rimsky-Korsakov's classical piece, on played on six pianos with bowed contrabass and rock drumming. (Yeah, all the instruments are MIDI.) Go on, listen... For a free download of "Flight of the Bumblebee" click here, click on More, and choose Download.
  • Blackelk Update: No change, critical condition

    01/19/2017 9:32:32 AM PST · by Dr. Sivana · 29 replies
    self | 1/19/17 | self
    Thank you for the prayers. Keep them coming. Mrs. Elk is in the hospital with BlackElk. I have let her know of all the prayers and support going out for him, and she is talking to him, and will let him know, though no one can tell what he can hear and sense, if anything, right now. He also has family en route. He has received the Sacraments from the traditional ICKSP priest at his church. I will provide further updates only if there is a material change in his condition.
  • Video: America Under Siege: Civil War 2017

    01/19/2017 8:53:57 AM PST · by wtd · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 19, 2017 | Capital REsearch Center
    America Under Siege: Civil War 2017 Published on Jan 19, 2017 They've fought to stop the inauguration They're fighting to destroy our nation While 700,000 protesters are converging on Washington D.C. for Inauguration Day—in addition to anti-Trump rallies planned in dozens of cities across the country—the political groups behind the protests remain shrouded in mystery. As Fox News Channel first reported, Civil War 2017 uncovers an extensive network of neo-Marxist operatives coordinating highly disruptive and potentially violent protests from coast to coast. Working with Dangerous Documentaries, director Judd Saul and conservative commentator Trevor Loudon have compiled a team of...
  • A Review of Guillaume Faye’s “Understanding Islam”

    01/19/2017 8:34:54 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Gates of Vienna | 18 Jan, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    Guillaume Faye’s Understanding Islam (Arktos 2016) will exercise a compelling power over many readers who, committing themselves to encompassing it, will plough through its nearly three hundred pages in a single sitting. Immensely insightful and quotable, Faye’s book will inform public debate about the place of Islam, if any, in the West, and it will influence the character of Western policy towards the Muslim world; other writers will cite it, and it bids fair to become a standard guide and reference for its topic. Understanding Islam ought to be made mandatory reading for State Department functionaries under the incoming Donald...
  • How Trump Left Hollywood in the Cold

    01/19/2017 8:28:31 AM PST · by Signalman · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/19/2017 | Todd S. Purdom
    —On a crisp November evening three weeks after the election, about 600 local activists gathered on a sound stage at the old Mack Sennett studios in Silver Lake where nearly a century ago the Keystone Cops slipped on banana peels and dodged pies in the face. The crowd, which quickly overflowed the available seats and sat on the bare floor, had been convened by Beau Willimon, the creator of the Netflix series “House of Cards,” and a still-idealistic veteran of Howard Dean’s insurgent 2004 presidential campaign. As Willimon took the microphone, a gray scrim hanging behind him bore the projected...
  • Dazed and Confused (Hannah Williams re-make)

    01/19/2017 8:22:52 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | Current | Led Zep-Hannah Williams re-make
    Re-make of the Zeppelin classic. Video Here
  • NFL in action: How President Obama inspired a new wave of athlete activism [Hurl]

    01/19/2017 8:05:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    SI ^ | January 18, 2017 | Jacob Feldman
    Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson is hardly a fan of President Obama’s politics. A pro-life advocate, Watson voiced support for Ben Carson early in the 2016 campaign. Still, he describes Jan. 20, 2009, as “an amazing time.” “I remember watching the inauguration with my wife,” he says. "I remember sitting there seeing this family that looked like how me and my wife and our family now look in the White House. Even to this day, it’s still this unbelievable thing.”
  • Terri Schiavo Archives: A Permanent Place at Ave Maria University for Learning Terri Schiavo's...

    01/19/2017 7:35:40 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    christiannewswire ^ | January 18, 2017 | staff
    FULL TITLE: Terri Schiavo Archives: A Permanent Place at Ave Maria University for Learning Terri Schiavo's Historic Story PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 18, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Terri Schiavo's 2005 death by starvation and dehydration marked the start of America's slide toward treating euthanasia generally, and assisted suicide specifically, as if they were forms of medicine. Knowing the true story of Terri's fight is important for understanding the roots of America's culture of death. Since Terri Schiavo's death, her parents and siblings—Mary and Robert Schindler, and siblings Bobby and Suzanne—have envisioned a supportive, permanent home for the public records that tell the...
  • ‘Hope’ Poster Artist Shepard Fairey Releases Artwork for Trump Inauguration

    01/19/2017 7:33:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 18, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Shepard Fairey, the artist behind President Obama’s iconic “Hope” poster, has released a series of new works aheads of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. The series of three posters, unveiled last week, include photographs of African-American, Latina and Muslim women shaded in Fairey’s signature red, white and blue colors with variations on the phrase “We the People” written below them.
  • Heat from Earth’s core could be underlying force in plate tectonics

    01/19/2017 7:30:36 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 38 replies
    University of Chicago ^ | 17 Jan, 2017 | Greg Borzo
    For decades, scientists have theorized that the movement of Earth’s tectonic plates is driven largely by negative buoyancy created as they cool. New research, however, shows plate dynamics are driven significantly by the additional force of heat drawn from the Earth’s core. The new findings also challenge the theory that underwater mountain ranges known as mid-ocean ridges are passive boundaries between moving plates. The findings show the East Pacific Rise, the Earth’s dominant mid-ocean ridge, is dynamic as heat is transferred. David B. Rowley, professor of geophysical sciences at the University of Chicago, and fellow researchers came to the conclusions...
  • [ Vanity ] My prediction for Republican Senators who

    01/19/2017 6:14:27 AM PST · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 12 replies
    Self
    Here is My prediction for Republican Senators who vote against confirming Donald Trumps nominees.You will be defeated in your reelection bids.Senate democrats in states Donald won will face the same consequences.
  • 'There's ONE first lady': Ivanka Trump calls suggestions that she will fill Melania's role 'sexist'

    01/19/2017 6:12:59 AM PST · by RummyChick · 30 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1/19 | spargo
    Ivanka Trump finally broke her silence about rumors that she might fill the role of first lady when her father takes office on Friday in an interview with Good Morning America. 'Well, I think its an inappropriate observation. There's one first lady and she'll do remarkable things,' said Ivanka, referring to her father's wife Melania. She later told Deborah Roberts in the interview, which will air in full on 20/20 Thursday night, that she also found the comments 'sexist,' saying that they seemed to suggest that two women could not have a powerful role in her father's White House administration....
  • Trump Force One's final flight: The Donald jets into Washington DC to spend just 40 minutes at dinn

    01/19/2017 6:04:19 AM PST · by RummyChick · 26 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1/18 | quinn
    Donald Trump will board his private jet just one more time before he is forced to bid it farewell ahead of being given Air Force One. The president-elect was seen getting off Trump Force One at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in DC on Wednesday night. And he didn't stay long, with his motorcade spotted heading back to the airport shortly after 9:15pm. After the final flight aboard his ostentatious jet on Wednesday, he will travel on a military plane on Thursday before he is sworn in on Friday. After that, he will begin using the presidential plane. Officials had...
  • Is tipping racist? Restaurateur says customers SHOULDN'T leave cash for waiters because it 'harks it

    01/19/2017 6:01:07 AM PST · by RummyChick · 61 replies
    daily mail ^ | 1/19 ? ? | ? ? blake ? ?
    The owner of a popular burger chain said he will stop customers from tipping his staff because the practice has a 'racist' history. Danner Meyer, the CEO of Shake Shack, revealed that tipping customers stems from the American Civil War when the government accepted a petition to allow restaurants not to pay its staff. To get around new slavery laws, customers were advised to leave a small payment for servers so that no-one could argue that they were enslaved. Most waiting staff at the time were African-American, Meyer said. Shake Shack is one of the most popular burger chains in...