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  • AOC and Ted Cruz call out Apple for dropping Hong Kong app in joint letter

    10/20/2019 10:07:23 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    The Verge ^ | Oct 18, 2019, 3:45pm EDT | Colin Lecher@colinlecher
    In two letters, a bipartisan group of lawmakers sharply criticized Apple and Blizzard over their recent actions in China. The first, addressed to Apple CEO Tim Cook, expresses “strong concern” over the company’s decision to remove an app used by Hong Kong protesters from its App Store. The app, called HKMap, tracked police presence and was used by pro-democracy activists, but was removed earlier this month after Apple claimed it was being used for criminal activity. The app’s developers said there was no evidence of that, and Apple has been slammed for the move. “Cases like these raise real concern...
  • Chelsea Clinton calls America 'not the country I want my kids to grow up in'

    10/20/2019 9:29:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 149 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/20/2019 | Monica Showalter
    For Chelsea Clinton, America just isn't good enough. Here's her talking about her mom and the country whose voters rejected her, in an appearance on The View, finishing up with not wanting her kids to be exposed to such a place: “I am so proud of my mom. I’m very biased toward her…love her very much and feel very protective of her, although I know she doesn’t need me to be. But, really my most important role now is as my kids mom. You know I have a daughter Charlotte who just turned five last week, a son Aiden, he...
  • The Secret White House Memo:Inside Trump’s Plan to Destroy Unions

    10/16/2019 5:51:16 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 42 replies
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) ^ | October 15, 2019 | The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)
    This is the first segment of AFGE’s 5-part series: The Secret Memo : Inside Trump’s Plan to Destroy Unions.A leaked White House memo, as first reported by the New York Times and then obtained by POLITICO, outlines President Trump’s plans to destroy public and private-sector unions, get rid of worker protections, cripple workers’ ability to organize, and increase profits for corporate special interests.This explosive 19-page document was prepared in 2017 by Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy James Sherk, who was previously a research fellow at the regressive, anti-worker Heritage Foundation.The memo, laced with familiar half-truths and outright...
  • 50 World Mayors Fly to Denmark and Pledge to ‘Do Something About Climate

    10/14/2019 7:55:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/14/2019 | Simon Kent
    Mayors from 50 world cities flew to Denmark last week to discuss ways to address the “global climate emergency,” pledging to “do something about it” before they headed homewards again on Sunday. Telling adults to eat less than 300 grams of red meat – about the equivalent of two fillet steaks – a week was one initiative they could agree on.
  • Sam Donaldson: Trump Fans Want Their 'White Christian Country' Back

    10/14/2019 9:15:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 108 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/14/2019 | Tim Graham
    CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter brought on "Legendary Journalist" Sam Donaldson to unload the usual liberal mantras on Sunday. That's how CNN tagged Sam -- "Legendary Journalist" -- not only on screen, but even in the CNN transcript. Donaldson raised eyebrows much smaller than his by claiming that Trump fans are "fixated" on narrowing the country: "They want to return this country to the white Christian country that they believe it should be again. They don't want the diversity." DONALDSON: I'm telling you something, if public opinion is strongly for the impeachment and the conviction of President Trump, he...
  • Ghost Forests Are Visceral Examples of the Advance of Climate Change

    10/13/2019 5:52:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    time.com ^ | 10/7/2019 | tik root
    As Matt Kirwan walks through Maryland’s Blackwater National Refuge, his rubber boots begin to squish. With each step the land beneath him turns from dry ground to increasingly soggy mud. The trees around him go from tall and full of leaves or needles to short, bare and pale white. Partway out, ankle deep in water, Kirwan stops. “At this point we’ve transitioned from being in the forest, to actually being in a full-fledged marsh,” explains the Virginia Institute of Marine Science ecologist. “This ground is now too salty and too wet to support living trees.” Kirwan is standing in the...
  • Shep Smith is out at Fox News: Conservatives agree that it’s about time

    10/12/2019 7:53:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/12/2019 | Peter Barry Chowka
    After 23 years as one of the most prominent on air personalities at the Fox News channel, left wing program host Shepard Smith made the surprise announcement at the end of his program Shepard Smith Reporting on Friday afternoon that he is leaving the channel immediately (Fox News video here). Only minutes before, Fox News Media Relations emailed a news release to journalists, including this one, titled “Shepard Smith to Step Down from FOX News.” The release was attributed to an unusually high level source at the channel, Irena Briganti, the Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications for Fox...
  • AOC gets choked up at climate forum: 'My dreams of motherhood are now bittersweet'

    10/12/2019 6:04:59 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/12/2019 | Sam Dorman
    “I speak to you not as an elected official or a public figure, but I speak to you as a human being," the freshman congresswoman told a climate summit in Copenhagen. "A woman whose dreams of motherhood now taste bittersweet, because of what I know about our children's future," she added, apparently choking back tears.
  • Murder, rape, slavery and genocide. Here’s why California must ditch Columbus Day

    10/12/2019 6:01:51 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 50 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 11, 2019 | The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board
    Even by the dismal standards of the 1400s, Christopher Columbus was a terrible human being. So why does California continue to honor him with his own holiday when other states have already replaced it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day? A brief review of the terrors he unleashed reveals why it’s time to make Columbus Day a relic of the past.
  • Did AOC spend too much on a haircut? NYC women reveal what they pay at the salon

    10/12/2019 3:19:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 64 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/11/19 | Suzy Weiss
    How much is too much to blow on a new ‘do? Ever since Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got the $260 cut and color heard ’round the world, reactions have been mixed. Detractors accuse her of “champagne socialism,” while others argue the price tag is within reason for a public figure — and a New Yorker at that. “I don’t think it’s outlandish,” megastylist Scott Buchanan tells The Post. Prices at his five NYC-area Scott J salons start at $75 for a cut and $90 for color, with lowlights such as the ones AOC received starting at $160. He also notes that...
  • STDs in America Hit an All-Time High in 2018

    10/09/2019 2:36:37 AM PDT · by fwdude · 20 replies
    HIVPlusMag ^ | October 8, 2019 | David Artavia
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its 2018 STD Surveillance report, which revealed that after five straight years of dramatic increases, the Unites States saw an all-time high of sexual transmitted illness rates. In a nutshell, the report revealed that there were 1.8 million cases of chlamydia in 2018 (a 19 percent increase since 2014); 583,405 cases of gonorrhea (a 63 percent increase since 2014); 35,063 cases in primary and secondary syphilis (a 71 percent increase since 2014); and 1,306 cases of congenital syphilis (a 185 percent increase since 2014).
  • Vanity: Dick's is a joke and so is its CEO

    10/06/2019 6:40:49 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 46 replies
    10/6/19 | me
    Just watched part of the interview with the CEO of Dick's Sporting Goods on CBS Sunday Morning. What a loser this guy is; and a liar to boot. He actually claimed (in essence) 'what kind of society refuses to do background checks'.... He also claimed that the straw that broke the camel's back was the shooter in FLA bought a shotgun from Dick's; he said 'that was it! even though he didn't use that gun in the shooting'. This guy is a complete fraud
  • Southwest apologizes after flight attendant posts picture of passenger in Trump t-shirt

    10/05/2019 5:43:55 AM PDT · by red-dawg · 86 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 10/04/2019 | Dan Gentile
    If you give a flight attendant a candy bar, you'll likely score a free drink, but for one Southwest passenger, even a king-sized Snickers probably wouldn't have earned him a complementary whiskey soda. A Southwest flight attendant who recently noticed a passenger wearing a Trump shirt vented her frustrations on social media. The shirt read "Trump 45" and "Suck it up Buttercup." "Someone did NOT get my most Positively Outrageous Service today on my flight ... #notgoingtosuckitup #dumpTrump #eeew," wrote the flight attendant.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Proposes ‘Zero-Carbon Airplanes’

    10/04/2019 3:45:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 117 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Oct 2019 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) suggested Thursday at a town hall meeting in Queens, New York, that the U.S. should develop “zero-carbon airplanes” as part of a push to solve the problem of climate change. After answering a question about a proposed monorail to deal with climate change, she declared: When it comes to the Green New Deal, people are, like — and of course, they come from this zero-sum mentality: “We’re going to take away your hamburgers. We’re going to take away your airplanes. We’re going to take away all of these things.” And really, what this is asking us...
  • DRUDGE has lost it

    10/04/2019 10:50:35 AM PDT · by samkatz · 67 replies
    DRUDGE REPORT ^ | October 4 | DRUDGE
    I know it's been discussed before but the extent OF drudges left turn is unbelievable. Case in point, he links to Market Watch heavily. This is the one truly left wing publication in Murdochs portfolio. Always has been.. I wonder, did DRUDGE literally sell out?
  • A teacher says he was fired for refusing to use male pronouns for a transgender student

    10/04/2019 6:09:32 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | October 2, 2019 | Gabrielle Sorto
    A Virginia teacher has filed a lawsuit saying he was wrongfully fired for refusing to use male pronouns for a transgender student. In 2018, a student at West Point High School began identifying as male. He and his mother asked for him to be referred to with his preferred name and pronouns: he, him, his.
  • Napolitano: Trump’s Behavior is ‘Criminal and Impeachable’

    Napolitano: Trump’s Behavior is ‘Criminal and Impeachable’ — And His ‘Allusions to Violence are Palpably Dangerous’ Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano argued in a column and video published on FoxNews.com Thursday morning that President Donald Trump’s “criminal behavior” with regard to Ukraine is impeachable, and that his threats against the whistleblower are dangerous. The column opens by noting that “the criminal behavior to which Trump has admitted is much more grave than anything alleged or unearthed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and much of what Mueller revealed was impeachable,” before outlining the specifics of the Ukraine scandal currently...
  • Adam Schiff has a dossier of insider information from Donald Trump's main lender Deutsche bank..

    10/01/2019 5:56:47 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 60 replies
    DM ^ | 10/1/2019 | geoff earle
    A bizarre account of a whistle-blower's efforts to spread a trove of internal information about Deutsche Bank has revealed that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has obtained the information. Val Broeksmit, a musician spent years trying to distribute information from inside the German bank after his father, a top executive there, hanged himself in London. His efforts brought him in contact with journalists and investigators – and eventually put him in contact with the California congressman, who President Trump has said should be arrested for treason and mocks with the online moniker 'Liddle.' As outlined in an deep dive...
  • Pete Buttigieg: ‘Having a Gun Made Me Feel Smaller, Not Bigger’

    09/23/2019 5:07:57 PM PDT · by rktman · 117 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/23/2019 | Charlie Spiering
    Mayor Pete Buttigieg expressed his dissatisfaction with the concept of carrying a gun after serving in Afghanistan. “Over time, I realized having a gun made me feel smaller, not bigger,” he said during a conversation about guns with a BuzzFeed reporter as part of his bus tour in Iowa. The mayor was asked about his feelings on guns as a veteran who served in Afghanistan in the Navy Reserves but apparently did not engage in combat. Earlier in September, Buttigieg criticized men who had their “sense of manhood wrapped up in owning a gun.” “[I]f it gets to where your...
  • Trump will hold session on religious persecution instead of attending UN climate summit

    09/20/2019 7:01:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 20, 2019 | KevinLiptak
    When President Donald Trump visits the UN on Monday, many of his fellow world leaders will be participating in a summit meant to address climate change. Trump won't be there. Instead, the President is chairing his own session focused on worldwide religious persecution. It's the latest evidence of Trump's isolation on the climate issue with his fellow world leaders. During the G7 summit in France, Trump skipped a session focused on climate change that all the other world leaders attended.