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  • Trump Protesters Attack the San Diego Police at Trump Rally | Punches and Batton Melee

    05/29/2016 2:42:16 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 28.05.2016 | Bearkat4160
    San Diego, California Donald Trump Rally | Crazy Trump haters attack the police and try to jump over the barricade. The San Diego police would have none of that and fight back to quell the psychopaths.
  • Trey Gowdy for AG

    05/28/2016 8:41:10 PM PDT · by Varmint Al · 41 replies
    E T F News ^ | 5/28/2016 | Trump Tweet
    Donald Trump has made yet another announcement that will dismay Democrats across the country, and that is his choice for Attorney General. Trump tweeted that his pick for Attorney General is South Carolina conservative Rep. Trey Gowdy, who currently chairs the U.S. House of Representative’s Select Committee on Benghazi. ..snip..
  • Mother of girl slain on Lake Shore Drive: We planned to move out of Chicago

    05/28/2016 8:00:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 28, 2016 | Dan Hinkel, Peter Nickeas and Grace Wong
    Less than 12 hours after her daughter was shot to death on Lake Shore Drive, Diana Mercado wept bitterly outside her family's apartment as she said she'd planned to get her 15-year-old daughter out of Chicago in a year. "Now they took my baby," she said. Her daughter, Veronica Lopez, was the youngest of four people killed over the first 24 hours of the Memorial Day weekend.
  • Thug Violence Breaks Out, Liberal Media Gets Upset Over “Thug” Label

    05/28/2016 7:40:42 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    Bearing Qrms ^ | 27 May, 2016 | Bob Owens
    Troy Ave (right) fired a shot an an unknown figure out of frame to the left. He managed to end up shooting himself in the leg, and killing his bodyguard, who appears to be the man standing behind him in this photo. We’ve pounded this drum relentlessly, and we’re going to keep pounding it: we do not have a “gun violence” problem in the United States. Per capita homicide is at an all time low according to the FBI, while gun sales are setting new records almost every month. What we do have, however, is a situation where small cultural...
  • Johnny Depp’s Wife Granted Restraining Order Against Him

    05/28/2016 7:18:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | six hours ago
    A Los Angeles judge granted Amber Heard a temporary restraining order Friday against husband Johnny Depp, whom she claims has been abusive. The actor was ordered to stay away from Heard. She wanted the same order to apply to her dog, Pistol, but the judge wouldn’t go along, saying there was “insufficient showing of need to protect the dog.” Heard, 30, and Depp, 52, have been married since February 2015. Earlier this week, she filed for divorce. In her complaint, Heard alleges, “During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me.” “Johnny has had...
  • Toby Keith ~ "American Soldier"

    05/28/2016 6:58:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    May 28, 2016 | Vanity
    An old song, but Toby Keith does a good job honoring the American Soldier, (This means Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen too!)
  • Is anyone suing the 'Boss' for refusing to provide services in NC? Or is that only Cake bakers ...

    05/28/2016 6:21:08 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    28 May 2016 | 11th VA
    Just wondering if anyone has heard anyone pursuing this avenue?
  • Has Anybody Seen My Shovel?

    05/28/2016 6:15:02 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 44 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 5/28/2016 | blueunicorn6
    It was just here. I was using it a couple of days ago to dig a fighting position, and now it's gone. It was probably them darn thieving squirrels who stole it again. They use it to bury walnuts. Thieving squirrels. Can't get a job like everyone else. Just steal, steal, steal. I chopped down a tree that had some kind of squirrel condo in it and you know what I found? A 1966 Ford Mustang. A convertible. What the heck does a squirrel do with a convertible? Drive in parades with the town beauty queen? And they always want...
  • No Murder Involved: Vancouver Crow Steals Knife From Crime Scene

    05/28/2016 6:10:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | May 26, 2016 | Wendy McLellan
    A well-known Vancouver bird is again in the news, as it moved a survival knife involved at a crime scene in Vancouver on May 25, 2016. Canuck the Crow, seen in this undated handout photo from the bird's Facebook page, is holding a kitchen knife. Canuck the crow flew the coop with a knife from a crime scene in Vancouver Tuesday. Vancouver police were dealing with a car fire in the McDonald’s parking lot at Hastings and Cassiar on Tuesday afternoon when they were confronted by a man armed with a knife. During the confrontation an officer shot the man,...
  • Wrongly Convicted on Bite-Marks, Man Exonerated after 19 Years

    05/28/2016 6:06:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Forensic Magazine ^ | Fri, 05/27/2016 | Seth Augenstein
    A California man serving a 25-to-life prison sentence for the murder of his wife based on bite-mark evidence had his conviction reversed by the state’s supreme court on Thursday. The reversal comes almost a decade after the forensic odontologist recanted his original testimony, saying he wasn’t even sure if the lesion on the victim’s hand was a human bite mark. William Richards was convicted of the 1993 murder of his wife Pamela, who was found strangled and beaten with a rock and a cinderblock. Richards was convicted at a fourth trial, after three mistrials. The 1997 conviction incorporated bite-mark evidence...
  • Italian Court Allows Man to Pay Ex-Wife’s Alimony With Pizza

    05/28/2016 6:01:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    RT ^ | 28 May, 2016
    In a tasty settlement, an Italian court has ruled in favor of a divorced father to make alimony payments to his ex-partner in the form of €300 ($333) worth of pizza every month. Ex-wife Nicoletta Zuin, who took the case to court was more than unhappy with the final verdict, according to local newspaper Il Gazzettino. The 50-year-old father, Nicola Toso, was accused of failing to make his monthly child support payments, when showing up with pizza instead of payments. His ex-wife eventually had enough of seeing ham and mushroom toppings and took Toso to court in the city of...
  • THANKS OBAMA! No safe space for women anymore as Muslim (non-tranny) perv uses women’s bathroom...

    05/28/2016 5:58:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    barenakedislam.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | staff
    FULL TITLE: THANKS OBAMA! No safe space for women anymore as Muslim (non-tranny) perv uses women’s bathroom at Dulles Airport On May 25th, an AAN source reports that a Muslim supremacist using the women’s bathroom in the Dulles Airport in the Washington DC area, was told by women in the bathroom that he was not welcome, comments which he condescendingly brushed aside. merican Action News (h/t Judith R) After all, why would he bother about “inferior” women’s feelings? This picture of him (above) was taken as he exited the bathroom, still buckling up his shorts. The man later met up...
  • Foundation of 'dark Web' steps into the light

    05/28/2016 5:32:14 PM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/21/15 04:52 PM EDT | David Perera
    The Tor Project, the foundation of the crime-infiltrated "dark Web," is trying to soften its public image — but without backing away from the anonymous Web-surfing technology that has made it so controversial with law enforcement and intelligence agencies. For about a decade, the Massachusetts-based nonprofit has provided free software that lets activists and political dissidents visit websites and exchange messages outside the scrutiny of oppressive governments. But the same software HAS ALLOWED HIDDEN MARKETS FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, GUNS, ILLEGAL DRUGS AND STOLEN CREDIT CARD INFORMATION TO FLOURISH, while heightening U.S. intelligence agencies' worries about technology providing an unbreakable wall...
  • (Cincinnati) Zoo: Gorilla killed after dragging boy who fell into exhibit; child hospitalized

    05/28/2016 4:42:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 112 replies
    WCPO ^ | 28 May 16 | WCPO Staff
    CINCINNATI – A gorilla was killed after it dragged a 3-year-old boy that fell into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Saturday, Zoo Director Thane Maynard said. The boy was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. Police and EMTs were called to the zoo at about 4 p.m. for reports that a gorilla was "slamming the child into the wall." Maynard said the boy crawled through a barrier and landed in the moat. He was walking and splashing. Harambe, a 17-year-old male gorilla weighing more than 400 pounds, picked up the boy, Maynard said....
  • STEPPENWOLF (Live) - Born To Be Wild

    05/28/2016 4:41:49 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 38 replies
    youtube ^ | 5/28/2016 | STEPPENWOLF
    STEPPENWOLF (Live) - Born To Be Wild
  • Losing Their Bottle? 22,000 Alcoholic Drinks Seized From Saudi Dealers

    05/28/2016 4:34:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Wednesday, 25 May 2016 | Mishal Al-Otaibi
    Over 22,000 bottles of alcohol were seized from a drug dealer and later during a raid on a Saudi-owned warehouse in Riyadh on Tuesday, the General Directorate of Narcotics Control said. The directorate’s spokesman, Col. Abdulaziz Kadasah, said the Saudi owner was apprehended following leads from the arrest of a drug dealer who was caught in possession of 2,735 alcohol bottles. Another Saudi and two Pakistanis were arrested during the warehouse raid wherein 19,600 bottles of alcohol were seized. Penalties for the possession of, or trade in alcohol are severe in Saudi Arabia. Both result in prison sentences.
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested After Running Over Two Labradors in Saratoga

    05/28/2016 4:26:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/28 | Rhea Mahbubani and Chuck Coppola
    A hit-and-run driver accused of running over two leashed Labradors, who had to be put down, was arrested Saturday, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. Sgt. James Jensen did not furnish details about the arrest, and said only that the driver was taken into custody in Los Gatos. The collision was reported on Dagmar Drive and Holiday Court in Saratoga around 8:30 a.m. Friday, according to Sgt. James Jensen. Anne Palmer was walking her two pets, Sadie and Chudley, when a Ford truck rounded a corner and trampled both dogs Although Sadie and Chudley were rushed to a...
  • Has anyone seen the Trump coloring book?

    05/28/2016 4:19:33 PM PDT · by Bellflower · 49 replies
    self | May 28, 2016 | bellflower
    I was blown away at Walmart today when I came upon a Trump coloring book. Has anyone else seen it? It was quite amazing. It has Trump in many famous renderings such as him as The Statue of Liberty, Abe Lincoln, his head on Mt. Rushmore, superman, and many other famous characters. The book was actually a little scary. It reminded me of something that the anti Christ might have disseminated about himself, but it was a lot of fun. Too bad Obama, this wasn't and couldn't have been about you. You have been Trumped!
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Cat's Eye Wide and Deep

    05/28/2016 4:18:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    NASA ^ | Saturday, May 28, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543) is one of the best known planetary nebulae in the sky. Its more familiar outlines are seen in the brighter central region of the nebula in this impressive wide-angle view. But the composite image combines many short and long exposures to also reveal an extremely faint outer halo. At an estimated distance of 3,000 light-years, the faint outer halo is over 5 light-years across. Planetary nebulae have long been appreciated as a final phase in the life of a sun-like star. More recently, some planetary nebulae are found to have halos like this...
  • ‘We’re Not Trying to Islamicize Hip-Hop,’ Say UK Muslim Rap Duo

    05/28/2016 4:17:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 27 May 2016
    Two British Muslim women rappers say that they smashing the stereotype that women in Islam are oppressed – one rhyme at a time. In a new ad campaign by a subsidiary of a UK smartphone retailer, hip-hop duo Muneera Rashida and Sukina Abdul Noor - together known as Poetic Pilgrimage - are filmed in a short clip discussing their image as Muslim hip-hop artists. “The typical messages that come out about Muslim women being oppressed, if someone was to look at me, if someone was to hear our music - that would be dispelled” the rappers, say in the video....
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Great Carina Nebula

    05/28/2016 4:14:03 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    NASA ^ | Friday, May 27, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: A jewel of the southern sky, the Great Carina Nebula, also known as NGC 3372, spans over 300 light-years, one of our galaxy's largest star forming regions. Like the smaller, more northerly Great Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is easily visible to the unaided eye, though at a distance of 7,500 light-years it is some 5 times farther away. This gorgeous telescopic close-up reveals remarkable details of the region's central glowing filaments of interstellar gas and obscuring cosmic dust clouds. The field of view is over 50 light-years across. The Carina Nebula is home to young, extremely massive stars,...
  • Four Recipes to Help You Celebrate National Hamburger Day

    05/28/2016 4:04:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC4 ^ | May 28, 2016 | Kandee Ferrell, Mike Jackson, Olivia Fecteau, Jerod Smalley and Marcus Thorpe
    Happy National Hamburger Day! What a perfect weekend to celebrate with a juicy burger? Grab some buns and ground chuck, we’ve got burger recipes from our NBC4 Grill Masters to make this holiday sizzle. Our very own Mike Jackson, Jerod Smalley, Olivia Fecteau and Marcus Thorpe are releasing, for the first time, their very own burger secrets. (Okay they’re not secrets per say, but they will make your hamburgers taste great). Mike’s ‘Buffalo Burger’I like bison because it’s lean and a little healthier than beef, plus I like eating things that are ‘exotic.’ Start with the right ingredients. Put one...
  • Young Man Pulls Over and Holds Flag Off the Ground Until Help Arrives

    05/28/2016 4:03:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Cole Dotson was passing by a local school last Sunday when he noticed that an American flag had fallen to the ground. Apparently Dotson did not hesitate and immediately pulled over and lifted the flag from the ground. Fortunately, Cole's grandmother works for the school and came to help raise the flag to its proper position, taking a picture to capture the patriotic moment. Cole's mother was quite proud and wrote, "The flag fell to the ground, he saw it, stopped and held it until someone from school could come and put it back up." “Thank you all for...
  • Cops: NBA Player Killed While Breaking Into Apartment

    05/28/2016 3:55:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 75 replies
    newser ^ | 05/28/2016
    Police responded to a shooting at an apartment around 3:20 am and found Bryce Dejean-Jones of the New Orleans Pelicans wounded with a gunshot. He died at the hospital. The resident of the apartment tells police he was sleeping when someone kicked down his front door then his bedroom door. He says he fired his gun once. According to the New York Daily News, it appears Dejean-Jones thought he was breaking into an acquaintance's apartment but got the wrong one.
  • Tiny microjet can be seen in action at Yukon airshow

    05/28/2016 1:27:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 27, 2016 | ASHLEY KRINGEN
    It’s not a bird, a plane or Superman, but it does belong in the Oklahoma skies. This weekend, the public is invited to the Discover Aviation and Air Show Spectacular at Sundance Airport in Yukon. During the show, visitors will be able to see a microjet in action. The jet stands at 5’7″ tall, is 14 feet long and weighs just 416 pounds. A micro jet in Oklahoma A microjet in Oklahoma “It’s crazy small but it goes really fast ,so it’s full of performance, 320 miles an hour. I can go straight up or upside down,” said Justin Lewis,...
  • Mars Set to Make Closest Approach to Earth in 11 Years

    05/28/2016 1:22:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    abc News on Yahoo ^ | 5/26/16 | Alyssa Newcomb - abc News
    If Martians exist, they'll be closer to Earth on Memorial Day than they have been in 11 years. This Monday, around 5:34 p.m. EDT, when many Americans may be enjoying a holiday barbecue, the Red Planet will be the closest it has been to Earth in more than a decade, coming within 46.8 million miles, according to NASA. The relatively close encounter with Earth comes a week after the Martian opposition, when Mars and the sun lined up on exact opposite sides of the Earth.
  • A state divided: Do you call it Taylor ham or pork roll? [NJ]

    05/28/2016 1:22:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2016 11:21 AM EDT | Bruce Shipkowski
    It’s one of the most divisive issues in New Jersey, one that inflames regional rivalries and spurs fierce debate among residents and lawmakers. Is the meat in the state’s favorite breakfast sandwich called Taylor ham or pork roll? […] One lawmaker has introduced legislation that would designate the meat, egg and cheese combination as the official state sandwich. But he concedes that a final decision on which meat name is used in the measure will have to be negotiated. …
  • An Appropriate Song For This Weekend

    05/28/2016 1:13:22 PM PDT · by Borneo1 · 1 replies
    Nobody Comes Back The Same. A new song by Odiss Kohn. https://www.facebook.com/nashvilletoday/videos/1703503513236648/
  • Man shot on Delachaise Street after group of youths told to knock off horseplay

    05/28/2016 12:42:41 PM PDT · by BBell · 29 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/26/16 | Ben Myers, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A man was shot in the buttocks around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (May 26) near the intersection of Delachaise and South Saratoga streets, according to New Orleans police. A woman who lives in the 2100 block of Delachaise said she saw a group of perhaps five young people fooling around with two parked school buses in the block. It looked like they were shaking the bus and messing with the mirrors, she said. One of her neighbors approached the group and told them to cut it out, the woman said, and they cursed back at him. They told him "you...
  • Study: MRI scans prove schizophrenic brains attempt self-repair

    05/28/2016 12:36:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    upi ^ | 05/28/2016
    Following 98 patients with schizophrenia and 83 without, the team used MRI technology and a special method called "covariance analysis," to distinguish the increase of brain tissue. This is the first time such a method has been used to prove the brain's ability to reverse the illness' effects, and opens doors to possible cures. "Even the state-of-art frontline treatments aim merely for a reduction rather than a reversal of the cognitive and functional deficits caused by the illness," said research team member Dr. Lena Palaniyappan, Medical Director at the Prevention & Early Intervention Program for Psychoses at London Science Centre....
  • Cellphone-Cancer Link Found in Government Study

    05/28/2016 12:16:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 28, 2016 | RYAN KNUTSON
    Multiyear, peer-reviewed study found ‘low incidences’ of two types of tumors in male rats exposed to type of radio frequencies commonly emitted by cellphones A major U.S. government study on rats has found a link between cellphones and cancer, an explosive finding in the long-running debate about whether mobile phones cause health effects. The multiyear, peer-reviewed study, by the National Toxicology Program, found “low incidences” of two types of tumors in male rats that were exposed to the type of radio frequencies that are commonly emitted by cellphones. The tumors were gliomas, which are in the glial cells of...
  • Mongol Hordes Gave up on Conquering Europe Due to Wet Weather

    05/28/2016 12:05:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 26 May 2016 | Conor Gearin
    It has mystified historians ever since. After a string of major victories, the Mongol army suddenly retreated from central Europe in 1242. Some scholars claim Mongolian politics forced the withdrawal, while others credit the strength of fortified towns in present-day Hungary and Croatia. But Europe could have been rescued by its own bad weather, an analysis of tree rings and historical documents concludes. The Mongol cavalry fed its horses on the grass of the Eurasian steppe, says Nicola Di Cosmo of Princeton University, one of the study’s authors. A warm climate in the early 1200s helped make the grasslands lush...
  • Lava-Loving Tourists Flock to Active Nicaragua Volcano

    05/28/2016 11:58:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Phys.org ^ | May 27, 2016 | Blanca Morel
    Centuries ago, a native Central American people terrified of a witch believed to live deep in the earth used to sacrifice children and young women to Nicaragua's Masaya volcano. Today, the crater southwest of the capital Managua is an international tourist magnet, where photo-snapping visitors scramble among sulfurous fumes to get views of its bubbling lava—a rare sight. The only volcanoes in the world to boast lakes of incandescent magma are Masaya, Hawaii's Kilauea and Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, explained a Nicaraguan geographer and environmentalist, Jaime Incer.
  • More Clebrities, Rock Stars Turn to Islam

    05/28/2016 11:49:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    The Jakarta Post ^ | Fri, May 27 2016
    Until very recently, Teuku Wisnu was known mostly for his role in a humdrum soap opera broadcast by local television channels. Three years ago, Teuku underwent a transformation by appearing less on television and developing the habit of wearing typical Muslim garb and growing his beard long. Soon, he started appearing on television playing a different kind of role, that of a Muslim preacher. Last year, Teuku caused a stir after stating on national television that Muslims should not recite Al Fatiha, the first chapter of the Koran, as a prayer for the dead. This week, the 31-year-old Aceh native...
  • Saudi Claims He Invented e-Commerce, Intends to Sue Firms Which Use It

    05/28/2016 11:38:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 27 May 2016
    A Saudi man who claims he invented the concept of e-commerce during the early days of the internet says that he is talks with big firms who wish to avoid litigation for stealing his world-changing idea. “There are now undergoing negotiations with big companies inside [the kingdom] and abroad to find a solution without opting to head to international judiciary,” Faisal bin Fahd al-Osaimi told the local Saudi daily Okaz. Osaimi said he presented the concept of e-commerce to the late King Fahd in 1991, the same year the internet was born. The late king reportedly referred him to the...
  • Sears may sell Kenmore and Craftsman brands

    05/28/2016 11:27:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | May 26, 2016 | Paul R. La Monica
    The slow, painful demise of Sears continues. The struggling retailer, which also owns equally troubled Kmart, reported a loss of $471 million in the first quarter, worse than a year ago. Sales fell more than 8%. Sears (SHLD) also announced that it may sell three of its iconic brands -- Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard. The company said it is looking at strategic alternatives for its Home Services installation and repair businesses as well. These three brands -- dubbed KCD by the company -- are still well-known and popular. In a pre-recorded call for analysts and investors, CFO Rob Schriesheim said...
  • Children destroy valuable artwork while visiting gallery

    05/28/2016 11:01:25 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 115 replies
    telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 05/25/2016
    hould children be allowed in art galleries? In 2014 Jake Chapman caused a minor furore, and prompted a lot of column inches, when he said that taking kids to galleries was a “waste of time”. He told The Independent parents were "arrogant" for thinking their children could understand artists like Jackson Pollock or Mark Rothko, adding "children are not human yet". The two children in this video, which has been going viral in recent days, clearly couldn’t give a hoot what Jake Chapman has to say about their appreciation of art. ... And as their parents look on, filming their...
  • Global Online Enrollment System (GOES)

    05/28/2016 10:54:58 AM PDT · by Allen In Texas Hill Country · 18 replies
    Just for the heck of it, yesterday, I applied for GOES. Supposedly can circumvent the long TSA lines at airports. Although I have also heard that the GOES lines are not so fast these days too. Got to travel thru Chicago in a couple of months and the horror stories were non-stop. Although recently they seemed to have gotten a bit better.
  • Target market cap now down $10.5 billion in wake of boycott

    05/28/2016 10:53:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    The American Family Association's pledge to boycott Target because of its policy to allow men into women's bathrooms, and vice versa, has reached 1.3 million signers, and Target's stock (TGT) continues to suffer compared to that of its natural competitors. At the close of trading on Tuesday, the boycott-induced direct decline in Target's market cap was $9.2 billion. By the end of this week, that exceeded $10 billion. Since April 19, the date the policy came into effect, Target's market cap has declined 19.4%. By comparison, the corresponding market cap of natural competitors such as Costco (COST), Walmart (WMT), Dollar...
  • Democrats sweat next convention blowup

    05/28/2016 10:43:21 AM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/27/2016 | Daniel Strauss
    In the wake of a recent Nevada state party convention that descended into chaos, Democrats are sweating out a similar event in Wyoming on Saturday. When Democrats meet in Cheyenne to select delegates to the July national convention, the same elements that created such a volatile mix in Nevada will be present: anger and frustration over Bernie Sanders’ delegate haul, superdelegates who backed Hillary Clinton before the state caucuses took place, and threats to state party officials. Story Continued Below At a gathering of state Democratic chairmen in Philadelphia last week, Wyoming was identified as one of the upcoming states...
  • DNA Captured From 2,500-Year-Old Phoenician

    05/28/2016 10:34:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    This is the first ancient DNA to be obtained from Phoenician remains. Known as “Ariche,” the young man came from Byrsa, a walled citadel above the harbor of ancient Carthage. Byrsa was attacked by the Roman general Scipio Aemilianus “Africanus” in the Third Punic War. It was destroyed by Rome in 146 B.C. Analysis of the skeleton revealed the man died between the age of 19 and 24, had a rather robust physique and was 1.7 meters (5’6″) tall. He may have belonged to the Carthaginian elite, as he was buried with gems, scarabs, amulets and other artifacts. Now genetic...
  • Woman mistaken for transgender harassed in Walmart bathroom

    05/28/2016 10:21:49 AM PDT · by Morgana · 131 replies
    newstimes.com ^ | May 16, 2016 | Matt DeRienzo
    DANBURY - Aimee Toms was washing her hands in the women’s bathroom at Walmart in Danbury Friday when a stranger approached her and said, “You’re disgusting!” and “You don’t belong here!” After momentary confusion, she realized that the woman next to her thought - because of her pixie-style haircut and baseball cap - that she was transgender. Besides being a pretty normal choice of style for women, Toms’ has a short haircut because she recently donated hair - for the third time - to a program that makes wigs for child cancer patients. “I’ve had people call me all sorts...
  • Suggested quotes for Trump [Vanity]

    05/28/2016 10:04:26 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 13 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | CivilWarBrewing
    I'd like to hear Trump say this: "You can't spell 'HILLARY' without 'L-I-A-R'"!!!
  • Anti-Trump Propaganda in Captain America May Issue (vanity)

    05/28/2016 10:00:56 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 24 replies
    Myself | 05/28/16 | myself
    I just pirated the latest-- err, uh, I mean-- I just read the latest Captain America, published in May, because I heard it was controversial. Red Skull gave a Donald Trump speech against Muslim refugees and illegal immigrants, and millions of Americans were responding to his message and becoming white supremacists who wear suicide vests. Then Captain America must have heard Trump's-- err, I mean-- Red Skull's speeches and decided he wanted to Make America Great Again and murdered a fellow Super Hero and declared "Trump 2016"-- no, he said "Hail Hydra." And actually, the plot has it that Steve...
  • WWII Color Photographs Taken by Hitler’s Personal Photographer

    05/28/2016 8:51:46 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 63 replies
    Vintag ^ | 5-28-16
    Hugo Jaeger is the former personal photographer of Adolf Hitler. He travelled with Hitler in the years leading up to and throughout World War II and took around 2,000 color photographs of the Austrian-born German politician. Jaeger was one of the few photographers who were using color photography techniques at the time.
  • Deadly Predator Hornets Make Their Way to Europe

    05/28/2016 8:13:41 AM PDT · by Smittie · 25 replies
    Animal Planet ^ | 5/27/2016 | Animal Planet
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  • Ole Miss-conduct in a nutshell: Laremy Tunsil's 5 parents, 4 loaners

    05/28/2016 8:05:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Pat Forde
    When Mississippi shocked the college football world and signed the No. 7 recruiting class in the nation in February 2013, it didn't pass the smell test for a lot of people in and around the sport. Three years later, we can say with reasonable certainty that their noses did not deceive them. There was a questionable odor coming from Oxford then, and it is lingering over Hugh Freeze's program to this day.
  • Shriners

    05/28/2016 7:39:32 AM PDT · by rey · 64 replies
    28 May 2016
    I have a contractor who works on a property I manage. Super guy. He is in to the local Shriners organization in a big way. I forwarded a picture of him in a parade to the owner of the property. The owner's response was, "He's into all that stuff." Am I missing something? Yes, I have heard about the Masons' connection to the Shriners but all they do to help sick, particularly burned children is pretty ok in my book.
  • Trump's San Diego rally draws more than 1,000 chanting protesters

    05/28/2016 7:29:51 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 71 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 28 May 2016 | Emily Stephenson and Marty Graham
    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Donald Trump brought his message of walls and deportations to the doorstep of America’s busiest border crossing on Friday as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee greeted supporters in San Diego, amid one of the largest counter-protests organized against him. The scene inside the San Diego Convention Center during Trump's speech was relatively placid, while outside demonstrators opposed to his controversy-ridden White House bid marched and chanted, carrying signs criticizing his rhetoric against illegal immigration. Waving U.S. and Mexican flags, more than 1,000 people turned out for anti-trump rallies in San Diego, a city on the U.S.-Mexico...
  • [Switzerland] Basel: Muslim schoolboys must shake hands or face fine (shake hands w/female teacher)

    05/28/2016 7:11:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 25 May 2016 10:54 GMT+02:00
    School students must shake their teachers’ hands or their parents will be liable to pay a fine of up to 5,000 francs, authorities in the canton of Basel-Country have ruled. The decision, announced on Wednesday, comes nearly two months after two Muslim schoolboys refused to shake their female teacher’s hand at a school in Therwil, near Basel, because they said physical contact with a woman who wasn’t a family member went against their religion. The incident caused outrage across Switzerland, not only because it was seen as sex discrimination but because their refusal was considered an affront to an intrinsic...