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  • The Thick Blue Line: More than race fuels the ‘Support Darren Wilson’ campaign

    08/28/2014 6:23:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Pasadena Weekly ^ | August 28, 2014 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    “Support Daren Wilson.” These three words emblazoned at the top of the GoFundMe website in support of the Ferguson, Mo, cop who gunned down Michael Brown said it all. In the span of less than 48 hours, nearly 5,000 donations were received and the site got tens of thousands of Facebook looks and tweets. The fund’s beleaguered sponsors pleaded for patience while they tried to respond to the flood of emails that poured in supporting Wilson. The organizers announced triumphantly that they’d raised three times more than their goal. This was no surprise. The instant Wilson was fingered as the...
  • Super: Federal grant funds plan to detect “misinformation,” “hate speech” on social media

    08/26/2014 6:25:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 25, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Well, this sounds interesting and probably sinister and open to manipulation: The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter. The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online. The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution.” The university has received $919,917 so far for the project. “The project stands...
  • White And Black People Just Aren't Friends. Numbers Don't Lie.

    08/26/2014 2:50:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    carbonated.tv ^ | August 26, 2014 | Lauren Burgoon
    'Some of my best friends are black!' You're probably lying. Do you have friends of another race? Statistically speaking, probably not.With so much racial unrest going on in America these days, it can be hard for people to understand the "other" side. Maybe it's because white Americans never walked a mile in a black friend's shoes -- or maybe because they have no black friends to begin with. Public Religion Research Institute found that whites' social networks are 91 percent white. Even more alarming, 75 percent of whites have a totally white social network. For a nation that prides itself...
  • The IRS Destroyed Lois Lerner’s Blackberry, Too

    08/26/2014 2:08:32 PM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/26/2014 | Bryan Preston
    After Monday’s bombshell about the federal government’s system-wide email back-up system broke, there was yet another bombshell. The IRS “recycled” — destroyed — Lois Lerner’s hard drive in June 2011, just 10 days after Rep. Dave Camp had sent a letter to the IRS inquiring about the targeting of conservative groups that Lerner knew about and may have orchestrated. The IRS destroyed Lerner’s Blackberry device, too. Even though there is no suggestion that it ever “crashed,” as the agency claims about her hard drive. Even worse, the IRS destroyed Lerner’s Blackberry after it knew of the crash, and while the...
  • Michael Brown Scholarship Fund Will Honor Late Teen's Legacy, Help Siblings Attend College

    08/25/2014 7:24:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 21, 2014 | Kimberly Yam
    One organization is working to not only honor the achievements and legacy of the late Michael Brown, but to also help his younger siblings achieve what he didn't have the chance to. Brown, the unarmed black teen who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, earlier this month, was a recent high school graduate. He was scheduled to start classes at Vatterott College on Aug. 11, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, but was killed two days prior. The Wisconsin Hope Lab -- a program that researches ways to minimize barriers for students of all backgrounds...
  • Nearly $400,000 raised online for Ferguson cop who fatally shot teen

    08/25/2014 2:39:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown earlier this month, has gone underground since the controversial shooting, but his backers have been coming out in droves and many are showing their support by donating cash online. Almost $400,000 has been raised on the fundraising site gofundme.com for the six-year police veteran. After the first fundraising drive reached its goal of $234,000, a second page was established and has brought in more than $153,000 in four days. More than 9,000 people combined have contributed to the two fundraising pages....
  • Kim Kardashian & Jenner Sisters: Fury After They Text During VMA Ferguson Memorial (FReep poll)

    08/25/2014 10:07:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | August 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Wagmeister
    Kim Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner appeared to be texting and chatting during the Ferguson memorial at the 2014 VMAs, and fans are outraged. The famous sisters have caused a social media uproar for their insensitivity. Hollywood paid tribute to the town of Ferguson, Missouri, during the MTV Video Music Awards with the A-list audience observing a moment of silence for slain teenager Michael Brown, however Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner appeared to be texting during the solemn moment. Read on to see the Twitter backlash, brought on by Kim, Kylie and Kendall. Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner &...
  • Capitalizing Off Tragedy: Michael Brown Merch Hits the Internet

    08/24/2014 5:59:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Blot Magazine ^ | August 20, 2014 | Matthew Keys
    The Internet is proving to be a lifeline for those seeking information about the ongoing investigation into the officer-involved fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in an otherwise quiet suburban Missouri town. Unfortunately, the Internet is also serving as a reminder that will always be those who seek to make a dollar off the chaos and misfortune of others. The online merchant “TshirtLegend” is selling a “Justice for Mike Brown” t-shirt alongside other shirts that read “Let’s Get Nashty” and “I Want to Believe” on the online marketplace Etsy. Some online merchants have begun selling T-shirts and other merchandise...
  • Office Depot to close 165 stores this year; settles lawsuit for $80 million

    08/24/2014 3:45:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 5, 2014 | Marcia Heroux Pounds
    Boca Raton-based Office Depot said Tuesday it would close 165 stores during 2014 — up from the 150 estimated earlier this year — but stuck with a total count of 400 store closures through 2016, the company said. The office-supply retailer, which merged with OfficeMax last year in a $1.2 billion transaction, said it has completed its analysis of which stores will be closed across the U.S. and Canada. Locally, the retailer has closed two OfficeMax stores, in Coral Springs and Deerfield Beach. The company also announced on a conference call following its second-quarter earnings announcement that it has settled...
  • Repeated and Uncontrollable Failures (The unbearable sadness of climate activism)

    08/23/2014 4:28:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Tim Blair Blog ^ | 8-16-2014 | Tim Blair
    The unbearable sadness of climate activism: Nicole Thornton remembers the exact moment her curious case of depression became too real to ignore. It was five years ago and the environmental scientist – a trained biologist and ecologist – was writing a rather dry PhD on responsible household water use. Fair enough. That would make anyone depressed. Thornton had always been easily upset by apathy towards, and denial of, environmental issues. But now she began to notice an oddly powerful personal reaction to "the small stuff" – like people littering, or neighbours chopping down an old tree. So, she's a bossy...
  • First Entirely 3D Printed Estate is Coming to NY, Including a 2400 Sqft House, Pool & More

    08/23/2014 2:35:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    3D Print.com blog ^ | August 20, 2014 | Eddie Krassenstein, CEO, AY.com, Web Developer, Domain Investor, Internet Marketer
    Building site of the first ever 3D printed estate in Gardiner, New York. New York City architect/contractor Adam Kushner begins construction of the first ever 3D printed estate, which features a 3D printed swimming pool, 4-bedroom, 2400 square foot home, and more. The 3D printer which will be a modified version of Enrico DiniÂ’s D-shape printer, will, if all goes as planned, eventually be able to automatically place rebar within the 3D printed house, as it prints. We have covered a lot of news concerning the 3D printing of houses, over the course of the last year or so. Whether...
  • I will not be returning to Ferguson ("Appalled" by his fellow journalists)

    08/23/2014 12:44:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Ryan L. Schuessler blog ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ryan Schuessler
    I had been on the ground helping Al Jazeera America** cover the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., since this all started last week. After what I saw last night, I will not be returning. The behavior and number of journalists there is so appalling, that I cannot in good conscience continue to be a part of the spectacle. **A clarification edit: I am not a full-time employee of any Al Jazeera branch or network. I am a freelance journalist who contributes to several media platforms. Things I’ve seen: -Cameramen yelling at residents in public meetings for standing in way...
  • Ferguson: Darren Wilson fans donate $150,000, outpace Brown supporters

    08/21/2014 5:24:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' Nation Now ^ | August 21, 2014 | James Queally
    An online fund created to raise money for the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown has amassed more than $150,000, outpacing a similar account for the slain man's family.. The GoFundMe.com account for Officer Darren Wilson reached that total in just three days, according to the website. About 3,900 people had donated $156,276 as of about 5 p.m. Central time on Thursday. The Brown fund, also on GoFundMe.com, has raised $133,783 in eight days from more than 4,900 people. The Wilson page's mission statement says: "We stand behind Officer Darren Wilson and his family during this trying time...
  • Media Magnet: What if we just pulled the plug on Ferguson?

    08/21/2014 3:00:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News Media Buzz ^ | August 21, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)What if we all just went home? What if we turned off the cameras? Would the protestors disappear—especially all the out-of-town agitators who have descended on the Missouri town just to make trouble? The answer is, probably, yes—and yet that can’t and won’t happen. I’m not suggesting for a second that the killing of Michael Brown and the eruption of anger and violence in Ferguson isn’t a hugely important story. But we all know how the massive media machine, once it clanks into action, changes the very thing on which it is reporting. The journalistic invasion of Ferguson is absolutely...
  • Meet the Very White, Pro-Police Supporters of Darren Wilson, Online and in Ferguson

    08/19/2014 3:22:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | August 19, 2014 | Joe Coscarelli
    Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson has not yet been charged in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and may never be. But just in case, there's already more than $30,800 raised in his name, "for any financial needs [Wilson and his family] may have including legal fees." In one day, the GoFundMe page "Support Officer Darren Wilson" has received more than 800 donations, well on its way to a fund-raising goal of $100,000. "He did his job correctly!" wrote Peter Ilica, who gave $100. "He needs the money now!" The page has become a virtual gathering space for those...
  • Islamic State Supporters Encourage Rioters In Ferguson

    08/19/2014 2:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 19, 2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    Islamic State supporters have taken to social media to encourage protesters in Ferguson to embrace radical Islam, the Daily Mail reports. “We have been fighting the oppressive, racist, US government FOR YOU for decades, yet you still call us terrorists! #Ferguson #ISISHERO,” tweeted @AmreekiWitness late Monday, whose account is “dedicated to raising awareness about the upcoming conquest of the Americas, and the benefits it has upon the American people.” Monday night’s riots were accompanied by a glut of pro-IS tweets decrying American injustice and calling on the black population to rise up and join them. “You were never free &...
  • 'To Do list' software

    08/19/2014 4:57:10 AM PDT · by maine yankee · 22 replies
    myself | 8/19/14 | vanity
    I need to create a rather long,involved punch list for a volunteer event. I need to be able to add,move, and remove tasks. I need to be able to assign or re-assign tasks to individuals. Any suggestions on a simple software package for the not-so-computer-illiterate person ?
  • Comic W. Kamau Bell ‘elected President Obama so that he would put his thumb on the scale’

    08/18/2014 10:18:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 18, 2014 | Staff
    W. Kamau Bell ✔ @wkamaubell Oops. I totally elected President Obama so that he would put his thumb on the scale. #MyBad #Ferguson Shaun Parker @partoftheproblm @wkamaubell I mean, it's not like the scale needs a little help re-balancing or anything... 3:52 PM - 18 Aug 2014 Asked at this afternoon’s press conference if he himself would travel to Ferguson, Mo., President Obama seemed to say “no” after a very lengthy answer to the question. Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Missouri on Wednesday, but Obama said he couldn’t appear to “put a thumb on the scales” one way...
  • MICHAEL BROWN: A VERSION THE SHARPTONS AND JACKSONS OF THE WORLD DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT

    08/18/2014 7:56:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hopelessly Partisan blog ^ | August 18, 2014 | Ken Berwitz
    Here, excerpted from an article at cnn.com, is a version of what happened between Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson that was called into Saint Louis' radio station KFTK. I assure you that the al sharptons and jesse jacksons of the world would rather you don't know a thing about it. But in this blog, we show all sides, so here it is: According to the account on St. Louis radio station KFTK, phoned in by a woman who identified herself as "Josie," the altercation on August 9 began after Officer Darren Wilson rolled down his window to tell Brown...
  • Rooster CCO Gavin McInnes Asked to Take Leave of Absence Following transphobic essay, boycott

    08/16/2014 5:24:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    AdWeek ^ | August 15, 2014 | Kristina Monllos
    Rooster chief creative officer Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes, chief creative officer of Rooster in New York, has been asked to take an indefinite leave of absence following the publication of a transphobic essay. Published earlier this week on Thought Catalog, "Transphobia is Perfectly Natural" has at publication received 2,082 comments. It has also sparked a "Boycott Rooster" movement, with Tumblr and Twitter accounts asking followers to let Rooster clients—Vans, Red Bull, Fox Sports and others—know they will not support companies that work with McInnes. "Gavin's views are his own and do not represent those of the company or its members," said...
  • Statement from the Family of Michael Brown & Their Attorneys

    08/15/2014 5:48:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    TwitLonger ^ | August 15, 2014 | Benjamin Crump, Esq. · @attorneycrump
    "Michael Brown’s family is beyond outraged at the devious way the police chief has chosen to disseminate piece mil information in a manner intended to assassinate the character of their son, following such a brutal assassination of his person in broad daylight. There is nothing based on the facts that have been placed before us that can justify the execution style murder of their child by this police officer as he held his hands up, which is the universal sign of surrender. The prolonged release of the officer’s name and then the subsequent alleged information regarding a robbery is the...
  • Ingraham Slams Obama: Difference Between Being President and a Salon.com Commentator

    08/15/2014 5:19:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 14, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On the opening “Talking Points Memo” segment of “The O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel on Thursday, fill-in host Laura Ingraham gave a scathing critique of President Barack Obama’s remarks on the unrest in Ferguson, MO. Ingraham argued it wasn’t the president’s place to say anything at this moment in time, especially since the facts of the case have not been laid out, which she said he has been prone to do in the past in similar situations. Partial transcript as follows: “There you have it -- the leader of the free world with sagging approval numbers jumping into...
  • Confessions Of A Russian Mail Order Bride

    08/14/2014 11:50:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Caveman Circus ^ | July 18, 2014
    What did you do before you joined the mail order service? I just graduated from college. Why get into it? I was young and didn’t have clear intentions, just curiosity What was the appeal to the US? Russians have a romanticized vision of US – that is free, cool, and a land of opportunity. What were your perceptions of the US before you came? Has your experience been anything like what you were expected since your divorce? Perceptions before I came were shaped by Hollywood – so white picket fence and two story house with two kids and a dog....
  • Ferguson police chief's wife calls African-Americans 'feral' in Facebook post, group claims

    08/14/2014 3:56:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The hacking collective known as Anonymous is trying to shine a light on the roots of the racial violence in a St. Louis suburb. On Aug. 13, the group published hours of alleged police dispatch tapes from the day Ferguson, Mo., police shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown. That same day, one of a handful of Twitter accounts claiming to be associated with the Anonymous group posted comments they say came from the wife of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson. Speaking of people in Ferguson, a woman identified as Catherine Nardi wrote: "They are feral and violent. They murder...
  • Hackers have the names and Social Security numbers of Ferguson police. But should they share them?

    08/14/2014 3:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Post's The Intersect ^ | August 14, 2014 | Caitlin Dewey
    A promotional image for Anonymous’s #OpFerguson.David, a.k.a. Pharoah, doesn’t hold a political office or opine for CNN. But this week, the 14-year-old hacker mounted what might have been one of the more personally damaging attacks against Ferguson, Mo.’s embattled police department: the name — and the address, and the Social Security number — of St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar. That’s not all. Pharoah, a self-proclaimed member of the loosely affiliated hacker collective Anonymous, has also obtained the name and Social Security number of a Ferguson police officer he believes was involved in 18-year-old Michael Brown’s fatal shooting last...
  • #IfTheyGunnedMeDown Shows How Black People Are Portrayed in Mainstream Media (Ludicrous!)

    08/13/2014 12:05:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Root ^ | August 11, 2014 | Yesha Callahan
    The hashtag demonstrates that the narrative the media continues to portray regarding black people isn’t always truthful. The vicious slaying of Mike Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police has once again shown that the narrative the media paints surrounding black people in America more often than not includes depicting us as violent thugs with gang and drug affiliations. It’s safe to say that Brown has become a victim of what I like to refer to as the “Trayvon Martin effect” in the media. Trayvon, who was killed by George Zimmerman, was depicted as a gold-grill-wearing, weed-smoking teenager in the photos used...
  • IBM develops a computer chip with one million 'neurons' that 'functions like a human brain'

    08/10/2014 1:36:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 8, 2014 | Daniel Bates
    * TrueNorth is being hailed as the world’s first neurosynaptic computer chip because it can figure things out on its own * Modern processors have 1.4 bn transistors and consume up to 140 watts but the IBM chip contains 5.4 bn transistors and uses just 70 milliwatts * Richard Doherty, the research director of tech research firm Envisioneering Group, hailed IBM's chip as a ‘really big deal’IBM has developed a computer chip which it says will function like a human brain in a giant step forward for artificial intelligence. TrueNorth is being hailed as the world’s first neurosynaptic computer chip...
  • Can Sarah Palin’s $100-A-Year Channel Succeed? The Future Of Media Would Like To Know

    08/08/2014 2:39:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 8, 2014 | Hillary Reinsberg
    If people are willing to pay up for niche channels, Palin might be online video’s next guinea pig.In the introduction to her new online video channel, Sarah Palin announces how she’s going to turn traditional media on its head. She’ll, naturally, “cut through the sound bytes” and “through the media’s politically correct filter.” But she may also do something else for media in the process, which is test the hypothesis that there may be a business in getting people to pay $100 a year to watch a niche streaming tv channel. After seeing a solo act like Glenn Beck succeed...
  • Pluto TV launches #SarahFailin

    08/05/2014 10:01:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hill's In The Know gossip blog ^ | August 5, 2014 | Judy Kurtz
    Sarah Palin’s new eponymous channel already has some competition from an online video platform that’s taking a swipe at the Republican firecracker, and devoting its entire lineup to all things Palin. The one-time GOP vice presidential candidate announced last month the creation of her subscriber-based news site, SarahPalinChannel.com. Now, Pluto.TV is launching its own “#SarahFailin” channel, which it says features a “tongue-in-cheek mashup” of Palin’s “most (in)famous broadcast T.V. interviews and parodies of the ‘Going Rogue’ author.” The online video channel, which curates content from across the internet as well as traditional television shows, launched this week.
  • The #hashtag war

    08/05/2014 5:12:12 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 4 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 8/5/14 | Steve Berman
    If you believe Twitter and Facebook, all of Gaza is one big schoolyard surrounded by hospitals and mosques, populated by children under 10 and women.  You don’t often see the 17 to 25 year olds, masked and heavily armed, in photos.  But that’s a large percentage of what Gaza “authorities” report as civilian casualties.  Take off the mask, remove the weapons, and voila, a teenager. The latest Israel-Hamas war has a different character than any before it.  Possibly different than any war, ever.  It’s the world’s first #hashtag war.  Going beyond #hashtag diplomacy, this war is being fought on...
  • CCTV better for Palin than CNN, Jimmy Lai's aide said

    08/04/2014 2:56:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | August 5, 2014 | Gary Cheung
    The emails reveal Lai's links to right-wing US politicians.Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has maintained close ties with right-wing politicians in the United States, according to documents leaked to the media. The documents, mostly email exchanges between Lai's top aide Mark Simon and others, were sent to major news outlets yesterday by the same person who last month leaked information about Lai's donations to Hong Kong politicians. The documents suggest Lai had regular contacts with US politicians. In one case, Simon acted as a go-between to set up a meeting between former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and a group of...
  • Retro Populator Turns Your 3D Printer Into an Electronics Manufacturer

    08/04/2014 12:29:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    3D Print.com blog ^ | August 3, 2014 | Eddie Krassenstein, CEO, AY.com, Web Developer, Domain Investor, Internet Marketer
    When will 3D Printers be able to build electronic devices from the ground up? ThatÂ’s a question many within the 3D printing space have been pondering for some time. Some experts feel as though it is only a decade away, while others think it could be a lot longer. Without a doubt, when this happens, it will change the world in ways that we could never imagine. Close your eyes and think about all the electronic devices that you use on a daily basis. There are smartphones, TVs, PCs, home lighting, automobile key fobs, and the list goes on. Now...
  • Why Sarah Palin Needs A Branding Makeover (Unless Her PBI, Personal Branding Idea, Is Kook)

    08/02/2014 9:06:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 2, 2014 | Marian Salzman
    When Sarah Palin stormed onto the scene in 2008, there was no denying the power of her brand. Whether you loved her or hated her, whether you thought she was the future or rolled your eyes at her moose hunting and seeing Russia from her house, you knew what she stood for, and you had some begrudging respect for her positioning as a hockey mom who didn’t believe in wasting a civic nickel. (You gotta remember the stuff on pigs and pork?) The previously unknown Alaska governor quickly became a new breed of working mother. A strong conservative woman. An...
  • Part I – High Treason: Here’s what the GOP is Covering Up for Obama

    08/02/2014 3:16:05 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 35 replies
    Mister Chambers.com ^ | August 2, 2014 | Randall Stevens
    What’s the fastest way to admit guilt? Censor the truth. Reader, you put the pieces together on this one, and trust your instincts. What follows is a true account of the events of 48 hours, and more broadly, of several years. It is a microcosm of everything that is wrong with American politics in the Age of Obama, where both parties are complicit in a national suicide pact. Beyond the corrupt politics of petty corruption, the political establishment is not only silent about an ongoing genocide in the Middle East and North Africa, but actively providing support, weapons, and training...
  • Is Facebook Down?

    08/01/2014 9:09:30 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 85 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/1/14 | BigEdLB
    Something went wrong... Anyone else have this problem?
  • Jezebel Falls for Fake Sarah Palin ‘N****r Hitler’ Interview Story

    07/31/2014 4:32:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 31, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    The National Report, a parody website that typically does a very good job hiding the fact that its stories are fake, put one over on Gawker’s Jezebel site on Thursday. Jezebel’s Erin Gloria Ryan posted an article under the headline “Sarah Palin Interviews Guy Who Calls the President ‘Nigger Hitler’” that was based entirely on the fake story. According to the fake National Report account: Less than five hours after the launch of The Sarah Palin Channel, the fledgling online subscription-based network has landed itself in a major controversy, after a person being interviewed by Palin herself repeatedly referred to...
  • Lois Lerner’s Vendetta

    07/31/2014 8:46:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/31/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Toxic partisanship revealed in new emails House Republicans have released a Lois Lerner email exchange from November 2012 that “clearly demonstrates why Ms. Lerner not only targeted conservatives, but denied such groups their rights to due process and equal protection under the law,” wrote House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-MI) in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
  • To the women of America: 4 reasons to hate 50 Shades of Grey

    07/31/2014 12:31:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Matt Walsh Blog ^ | July 25, 2014 | Matt Walsh
    To the women of America: Please do not underestimate the significance of this. Here, now, you have been given the opportunity to grab ahold of our society and drag it back from the precipice. You cannot cure all of our ills, but, if you answer the call, you can at least help us take one small step toward peace and prosperity. This is truly a seminal moment in our history. The weight of our future, our children’s future, our children’s children’s future, partially rests on the decision you are facing. Your task, ladies, is simple. All you must do is...
  • Why Sarah Palin TV makes perfect sense ("Oprahesque")

    07/29/2014 7:58:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Post's She The People ^ | July 29, 2014 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    Although it took six years for her to do it, former mayor of Wasilla/Alaska governor/GOP vice presidential nominee, and current author/Fox analyst/Tea Party favorite/social media pioneer/reality TV star and all around muckraker Sarah Palin has finally landed on her most perfect title: founder, The Sarah Palin Channel. Looking back, shouldn’t we have seen this Oprahesque turn coming all along? Palin, a communications major, always made for great TV. Even when she stumbled her way through those Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson interviews in 2008, it was cringe-worthy, but hard to turn away. Well, maybe, she hasn’t always made for great...
  • How Sarah Palin could change the media, and why she won’t

    07/29/2014 6:46:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post's Act Four ^ | July 29, 2014 | Alyssa Rosenberg
    I do not care very much about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s waning influence on American political life. But I confess an ongoing fascination with Palin as a media phenomenon. As she vacillates between the Fox News stints that keep her political clout alive and the reality television gigs that seem like a more natural fit for her talents, I always wonder whether this is the moment that she will commit to a single path. The debut of the Sarah Palin Channel, a subscription-based multimedia site that Palin and her team launched yesterday, is a disappointing combination of these muddled...
  • What If Google Was A Guy (In 3 videos)

    07/29/2014 11:28:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 1 replies
    YouTube.com | 7-29-2014 | CollegeHumor
    (language warning) If Google was a Guy Everything you ask Google sounds a lot more stupid when you actually ask Google. If Google was a Guy (Part 2) You asked for it, you got it! Google is back to answer more of your sort-of questions. What If Google was a Guy (Part 3) Google is back again for round 3! Scouring the deepest holes of the internet to answer your searches... mostly about porn.
  • The Bizarre Truth About Purebred Dogs (and Why Mutts Are Better)(video only)

    07/29/2014 10:55:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-29-2014 | CollegeHumor
    (language warning)Adam breaks down the awful truth about purebred dogs in the newest episode of Adam Ruins Everything. For more information, watch the BBC documentary Pedigree Dogs Exposed, or check out the following sources: * Wikipedia: Purebred (Dogs) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purebred_(dog)* 100 Years of Breed “Improvement” - http://dogbehaviorscience.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/100-years-of-breed-improvement/* Wikipedia: Kennel Club - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennel_club* Wikipedia: Pedigree Dogs Exposed - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedigree_Dogs_Exposed
  • Facebook Declares Group "Death to Israel and the Zionists" "Doesn't Violate Community Standards"

    07/29/2014 8:04:19 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/29/14 | Aurelius
    In response to a report that the Facebook group "Death to Israel and the Zionists" is offensive, Facebook has declared that it "doesn't violate our Community Standards." Similarly, the also declared that the group "DEATH TO ZIONISTS" was also found not to violate Facebook's standards. Here are the declarations from Facebook reporting on their decision: And: Death to Zionists' page wrote on the first day of their group’s creation, “Army of Mohammed has started to return.” ...And, of course, the group "Death to the Jews" is still up on Facebook.
  • Taliban plants IED and steps on it by accident! (2012 - video only)

    07/29/2014 6:11:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 10-27-2012 | killjoysmakesome
    (Language warning) A Taliban fighter caught by U.S troops planting an IED in Afghanistan. Shortly after planting it, he accidentally steps on it.
  • Concha: Palin Wise to Join Political Media Stars in Self-Branding Biz

    07/28/2014 5:45:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 28, 2014 | Joe Concha
    As the old saying goes: “The fastest way to disappointment is to depend on other people.” That saying is now becoming prevalent in the media world as well, and we largely have the New York Yankees, Arianna Huffington and Glenn Beck to thank for it. Huh? Let me explain… As reported here on Mediaite over the weekend, Fox News contributor Sarah Palin has launched her own eponymous channel for $9.95 per month or $99.95 per year on a new venture called TAPP (which stands for TV App). Her elevator pitch is simple: “Tired of media filters? Well, so am I”....
  • The Sarah Palin Channel: $99.95 a Year, Comes With Salad (It's already driving them nuts)

    07/28/2014 4:27:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 28, 2014 | James Poniewozik, TV Critic
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In her latest media-politics endeavor, the former governor seeks to escape the "filters," this time between her and her fans' credit cards.In the welcome video to the Sarah Palin Channel, the former governor of Alaska explains her motivation for starting a personal subscription network: “We’ll go beyond the soundbites and the media’s politically correct filter to get to the truth.” Over her six years in the national spotlight, Sarah Palin has not exactly lacked for media platforms, filtered or unfiltered. She’s had a reality show on TLC and one currently on Sportsman Channel. She’s been a paid contributor to Fox...
  • Time Warner Phone and Internet Package Opinions

    07/28/2014 2:19:34 PM PDT · by pfflier · 28 replies
    vanity | pfflier
    My cable bill jumped a bunch this month. When I asked why, several promotions had expired etc etc etc.Anyway, the service rep at Time Warner gave me a better price on a package deal that includes cable TV, internet and phone service. A question I have is about continuity of their phone service if the cable/power goes out. It does happen sporatically here.
  • Story of How a Hamas Missle Changed Course from Tel Aviv

    07/28/2014 9:34:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Nachum | 7/28/14 | A head of Yeshiva in Jaffa
    A head of Yeshiva in Jaffa posted this message (and I am ROUGHLY paraphrasing into English from my husband ): The Rosh Yeshiva says, "One of my students who I haven't heard from in many years contacted me today to ask where I study Torah. I was surprised by his question, since I know for sure that he is not observing Torah and mitzvot. So, I asked him why he wanted to know, and this was his response received back (I am not allowed to give his name): "I observed the hand of Gd today with my own eyes. Now...
  • SURPRISE: "Tech" news site Mashable is a front for the Nazi-aligned Hamas terror organization

    07/27/2014 4:16:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | July 27, 2014 | Doug Ross
    Question: When is a tech news site actually a public relations arm for a bloodthirsty terror group? Answer: when that tech news website is called Mashable. Consider a couple of their recent stories, designed to garner sympathy for actual bloodthirsty war criminals (no links for obvious reasons; simply search for the headline and you'll find it if you decide you prefer to read Hamas marketing material): • 'Am I Going to Die, Daddy?' The Child in Gaza Asked by Jon Snow • U.N. Official Warns of Gaza War Crimes; Only U.S. Votes Against Investigating by AP • 45000 Londoners Protest...
  • Hurco files for hybrid CNC 3D printer adapter patent

    07/24/2014 2:01:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Design Engineering ^ | July 23, 2014 | Mike McLeod
    CNC firm’s 3D printing adapter to combine additive and subtractive processes in one machine. CNC machine maker, Hurco, announced that it recently filed a U.S. patent application for a new technology that combines 3D printing and CNC machining. According to the company, it has developed an additive manufacturing adapter that will allow Hurco machines to 3D print directly. “We designed an additive manufacturing adapter that, in combination with proprietary Hurco control software, effectively turns a CNC milling machine into a 3D printer,” said Gregory Volovic, President of Hurco Companies, Inc. “With this new additive manufacturing capability, users may go from...