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  • Support pours in for teen who's ready to die

    07/23/2016 4:03:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    KHOU ^ | July 21, 2016
    Cannot excerpt as a USAToday originated story. Today there is a story that 1000 attended her prom. Not certain if posting a link is even acceptable. But I could not find the story elsewhere.
  • Tim Kaine Addresses Crowd in Spanish, Promises Amnesty Plan ‘In the First 100 Days’ in Office

    07/23/2016 3:30:57 PM PDT · by maggief · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 23, 2016 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) was officially announced as Hillary Clinton’s running mate in Miami this afternoon as she introduced him as a “progressive who likes to get things done.” “Hey, guys. Thank you!” he said as he took the podium, before immediately launching into a message in Spanish. Kaine repeatedly referred to his missionary work in Honduras, where he learned to speak fluent Spanish. (snip) “In our administration in the first 100 days we’ll put forward a comprehensive immigration reform package that includes a path to citizenship,” he shouted.
  • Michael Moore on Kaine Pick: Progressives Will ‘Stay Home’

    07/23/2016 3:25:27 PM PDT · by GilGil · 25 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7/23/2016 | Breitbart News
    Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore was more than disappointed with Hillary Clinton’s selection of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) as her running mate, predicting Kaine would not excite the liberal base to go to the polls. He contrasted Clinton’s pick with Indiana Governor Pence, Donald Trump’s running mate, who Moore predicted would excite the GOP base.
  • Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

    07/23/2016 3:05:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 50 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 23/7/16
    ecretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. ADVERTISEMENT The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers. “As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is...
  • Melania Trump's RNC fashion: A scary statement

    07/23/2016 3:02:20 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 138 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 7-19-16 | Elizabeth Wellington
    So while Trump appeared flawless on the Cleveland stage Monday night, whether she intended it or not, her all-white ensemble displayed the kind of foreignness that is accepted by her husband’s political party. To many, that outfit could be another reminder that in the G.O.P. white is always right. Four years ago, Republicans fretted about trying to diversify their base, in the wake of Barack Obama’s clear voter mandate. This time around, with Trump at the top of the ticket, it’s obvious that ship has sailed. On Monday night, Melania Trump was a not-so-subliminal billboard for what’s looking like the...
  • Cities bidding for NCAA games must submit details on discrimination

    07/23/2016 2:56:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | July 22, 2016 | Rick Rothacker
    The NCAA on Friday said cities looking to host future championship games must submit details by Aug. 12 about how they will protect participants from discrimination, a move that could hurt North Carolina's chances of landing future games. The announcement came one day after the NBA said it was moving the 2017 All-Star Weekend from Charlotte over a controversial North Carolina law known as House Bill 2. Cities that have already been awarded games will face a separate questionnaire deadline, which will be determined later, the NCAA said. [Snip] Cities bidding for games now must complete a questionnaire from the...
  • Munich Jihad Shooting Exposes Media Double Standard

    07/23/2016 1:50:43 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | JULY 23, 2016 | A. J. CASCHETTA
    Another shooting in Europe yesterday, this time in Germany, shocked the media into action. When news broke of an active shooter who began killing people in front of a McDonalds and then moved inside to the Olympia Shopping Center in Munich, it looked like another ISIS attack. But something was different this time. Eyewitness reports began trickling in indicating that the shooter was heard complaining about refugees, so the media shifted gear, dropping the usual journalistic reticence when it comes to discussing a killer’s motives. Many seemed certain that this killer was finally part of the always-expected, but never-quite-materializing, backlash...
  • Medicaid - Georgia

    07/23/2016 1:27:35 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 1 replies
    Georgia Public Policy Foundation ^ | 7-22-2016 | Benita Dodd
    Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent annually in Georgia on uncompensated care for the uninsured. The uninsured may not have coverage but they do get sick; one way or another, we all pay for their care in a way that is terribly inefficient. • Money should follow people. It is important to support the institutions and providers that make up Georgia’s safety net, but solutions should be people-centered, not institutioncentered. • Innovation requires flexibility and choices. Micromanaging every last detail is a recipe for the status quo. The accompanying table shows the most recent data on the average enrollment...
  • Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders

    07/23/2016 1:19:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    AP ^ | July 23, 2016 | Stephen Braun Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A cache of more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, leaked in advance of Hillary Clinton's nomination at the party's convention next week in Philadelphia, details the acrimonious split between the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's former rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders. Several emails posted by Wikileaks on its document disclosure website show DNC officials scoffing at Sanders and his supporters and in one instance, questioning his commitment to his Jewish religion. Some emails also show DNC and White House officials mulling whether to invite guests with controversial backgrounds to Democratic party events. Although Wikileaks' posting of...
  • VIDEO: Protester shouting ‘DNC leak!’ ejected from Hillary rally

    07/23/2016 1:16:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    He could be seen attempting to hold up a sign with a hashtag on it but was otherwise unreadable. As those around him grabbed it out of his hands, he repeatedly shouted, “DNC leak!” He continued to yell as he was led away. Clinton continued talking. The man’s protest was in reference in some 20,000 DNC emails being released by Wikileaks. One such email appeared to show party staffers conspiring to create a narrative in the media that was critical of Clinton rival Bernie Sanders. “Wondering if there’s a good Bernie narrative for a story, which is that Bernie never...
  • Don't Buy the Media Labels on Tim Kaine: 'Centrist' or 'Devout Catholic'

    07/23/2016 12:47:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 23, 2016 | Tim Graham
    Hillary Clinton's selection of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) as her running mate is already creating one distortion of reality: that Kaine is somehow a "centrist." His American Conservative Union rating score in his first three years in the Senate is 0.00. But here was The Wall Street Journal opening up its coverage tonight: The other distortion is any journalist touting Kaine as a "devout Catholic" or "traditional Catholic" without noting it would be more accurate to call him a devout and traditional Democrat. A "devout" believer in the church would champion in public its pro-life stance and its opposition to...
  • Library of Congress continues work on scrubbing “illegal alien” from the records

    07/23/2016 12:08:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    Back in March we talked about the decision by the Library of Congress to stop using “offensive terms” like illegal alien to refer to, er… illegal aliens. Shortly thereafter, Republicans in Congress moved to attach language to the pending appropriations bill which would require the Library of Congress to stick to terminology as it exists in current federal law. But since it hasn’t passed yet, the Library is moving forward with the changes and keeping up the debate in the media. (New York Times) “There is no other way to put this: the library has bowed to the political pressure...
  • The Teeth in Newt’s Call to Test and Deport Sharia Muslims

    07/23/2016 11:52:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2016 | J. Robert Smith
    The other day in Wurzburg, Germany a 17-year-old Afghan refugee boarded a train carrying a knife and ax. Then he went to work. Four passengers -- Chinese tourists -- are in serious condition. Others were less seriously injured. Many aboard the train were treated for shock. The kid’s Lizzie Borden routine was accompanied by his shouts of “Allahu Akbar.” Beforehand, in a video, he had declared himself a soldier of the caliphate. Among his possessions was a homemade flag that resembled an Islamic State banner. German police gunned him down as he attacked security while attempting to flee. The attack,...
  • Ex-guard admits falsifying jail records before Sandra Bland's death, lawyer says

    07/23/2016 11:51:49 AM PDT · by Theoria · 52 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 22 July 2016 | Keri Blackinger
    A former Texas jail guard recently admitted to falsifying log entries to show he checked on Sandra Bland an hour before her death when in fact he didn't, according to a lawyer for Bland's family. But Waller County officials say that's not what jailer Rafael Zuniga's testimony said at all. "Numerous depositions have been taken in the case involving dozens of hours of testimony," lawyer Larry Simmons said, according to the Houston Chronicle. "It is a gross miscarriage of justice and a misrepresentation for any party to cherry-pick or mischaracterize a small portion of that testimony, and take it out...
  • Despite 41,000 Drop in Black Voter Registration, Philly Minority Voters Plan to Vote

    07/23/2016 11:47:48 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    NBC 10 ^ | July 23, 2016 | Morgan Zalot and Vince Lattanizo
    As the presidential election looms, some 41,000 black voters in Philadelphia who used to be registered to vote are off the books now, and leaders in Philadelphia’s black community are scrambling to get them registered so their voices will be heard come November. “We’re concerned that people may think elections may go a certain way, and too often people think that one vote doesn’t count,” Minister Rodney Muhammad, president of the NAACP’s Philadelphia chapter, told NBC10 this week. “It certainly does.”
  • BBC Scrubs ‘Ali’ From Munich Killer’s Name On TV, In Articles, AND On Social Media

    07/23/2016 11:45:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 7/23/16 | RAHEEM KASSAM
    The BBC has unilaterally chosen not to report the Munich attacker’s full name, in what appears to be an attempt to scrub any Muslim or Islamic heritage link to its coverage of the incident. Most sources at this point suggest that Ali David Sonboly – the Munich attacker who targeted children and killed nine yesterday – is not connected to radical Islam, but the BBC has gone to extraordinary lengths to try to keep any reference to his heritage out of its coverage, opting to name him only as “David Sonboly”. Other news organisations including the Wall Street Journal, Independent,...
  • Four things to watch at the DNC (Freeper input needed to complete a rather pathetic short list)

    07/23/2016 10:57:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 23, 2016 | Susan Ferrechio
    After a raucous Republican National Convention was punctuated by infighting over GOP nominee Donald Trump, Democrats are likely to put on a convention that showcases a party united behind Hillary Clinton and her agenda. [Snip] Here's what to look for when the Democrats convene: Pressure from the Left The fight over super delegates Mothers of the movement speeches Clinton's reinforcements The DNC's list of speakers includes no fewer than 43 top elected officials including senators, governors, House lawmakers and mayors.
  • Under Clinton Presidency, U.S. Muslim Population Would Exceed Germany’s by 2024

    07/23/2016 10:46:59 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 26 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 Jul 2016 | Julia Hahn
    Under two terms of a President Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Muslim population would exceed Germany’s current Muslim population, according to data from Pew Research Center and the Department of Homeland Security. According to a Pew report published earlier this week, “as of 2010, there were 4.8 million Muslims in Germany.” A Pew report from January of this year estimated that there are roughly 3.3 million Muslims living in the United States. This means that today the U.S. already has a larger Muslim population than does Kuwait, or Brunei, or Bahrain, or Djibouti, or Qatar. Under current policy, Pew projects the...
  • President Half-Staff

    07/23/2016 10:33:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2016 | Robert Morrison
    Riding a bike around Annapolis, I note that the flags at the Old State House, the Naval Academy, and the library are at half-staff again. This time for Nice, France. Or is it Dallas? Or Baton Rouge? I confess I lose track. It seems the flags have been at half-staff most of the time since President Obama took office. It also seems the pace of terrorist attacks is picking up. Secretary of State John Kerry thinks this is proof that ISIS is on the run. How fatuous. That’s rather like saying the German troops marching through the Arc de Triomphe...
  • Bold: Fox News Anchor Asks Obama If New Polling Is an 'Indictment' of His Presidency

    07/23/2016 10:30:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    resident Obama didn’t seem prepared for the tough questions directed at him by Fox News’ Kevin Corke during his joint press conference with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at the White House on Friday.Corke, while acknowledging that Obama’s approval ratings were above water, then provided the president with some unflattering polling that reveals over 70 percent of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track. Poll: Is the country going in the right or wrong direction? pic.twitter.com/exbOnQuzKJ— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 23, 2016 Is that number an “indictment” of his presidency? Corke wondered. Obama, clearly annoyed, responded by noting these statistics are nothing...
  • 'Stupid' praise for Baton Rouge shooting nets Steinbach man tongue lashing in court

    07/23/2016 9:50:45 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 12 replies
    CBC ^ | July 22, 2016 | Bryce Hoye
    A Manitoba man was let off the hook but received a scolding from all sides in court after the 18-year-old mocked and applauded the death of U.S. police officers slain in a shooting last weekend. RCMP arrested the Steinbach man Sunday night after area residents reported comments he posted to the "wow Steinbach" Facebook page praising the fatal shooting of three officers in Baton Rouge, La. snip Charges for uttering threats were stayed but the 18-year-old spent almost two days in custody in between making the comments and the hearing Tuesday.
  • California governor denies parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

    07/23/2016 9:48:09 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 July 2016 | By Associated Press
    California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole for the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and his wife more than 40 years ago. Brown overturned the recommendation of a parole board on Friday that found Leslie Van Houten was no-longer the violent young woman who committed a gruesome murder and was now fit for release. She has completed college degrees and been a model inmate. The Democratic governor acknowledged her success in prison and her youth at the time of the murders. However, he wrote in his decision...
  • Gunmen Identified In Murder Of (Kansas City) Police Captain

    07/23/2016 9:44:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    Law Officer ^ | July 22, 2016
    Two men are being held in connection with the fatal shooting of a Kansas City, KS police captain, KCTV5 has learned. Prosecutor Jerome Gorman says Jamaal Lewis and Daqon Sipple, the men in jail in connection with Capt. Robert Melton's death, may not be charged until Thursday. Police say they are not looking for any other suspects at this time. Lewis, 20, was booked late Tuesday night in Wyandotte County jail on first-degree murder. Sipple, 18, was booked hours earlier on aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and use of a deadly weapon. KCTV5 spoke to Clarette Monroe,...
  • How gay rights advance democracy in the Middle East

    07/23/2016 9:25:09 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 07/23/16 | Antoun Issa
    Last month’s massacre at an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida, launched a heated debate about the relationship between Islam and homosexuality, and more acutely, about the prevalence of a virulent homophobia in the Islamic world. But in the Middle East, this debate began long before Orlando. LGBT people in this part of the world have been battling for their rights for years, and not without casualties.
  • Protestant Theologian: ‘Radical Bible Groups’ A Bigger Threat To Teens Than Islamism

    07/23/2016 9:20:14 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22, 2016 | Victoria Friedman
    A German protestant theologian said that ‘radical’ bible groups are a bigger radicalisation threat to adolescents than Islamists, and downplayed the number of minors who have converted and left Germany to fight for Islamic State. Harald Lamprecht, Christian theologian and sect commissioner for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony, in an interview with Der Morgenpost claims that “radical bible groups” are more of a risk to the youths of Saxony than Islamism. During the interview, in which the theologian was asked to advise parents of how to look out for signs of Islamic radicalisation, he told parents “not to panic”...
  • Clinton’s VP Pick

    07/23/2016 9:15:59 AM PDT · by GilGil · 88 replies
    Dilbert.com ^ | 7/23/2016 | Scott Adams
    Now add Tim Kaine to the mix. In our irrational minds – where we compare everything to our personal experience – Kaine will play the part of the beta male husband whose wife can’t stop complaining about her terrible co-worker, Donald Trump. No guy wants to hear eight years of that. They get enough of it at home. My prediction is that Kaine will do nothing to improve Clinton’s standing with women. But the Clinton-Kaine ticket is a persuasion disaster in terms of the male vote. Male egos are probably already at a historical low point. Kaine puts a face...
  • Bill O'Reilly Hits Home Run On America's Race Problems - Destroys Jesse, Sharpton, Obama, CBC

    07/23/2016 8:22:15 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 52 replies
    CNS News ^ | Bill O'Reilly
    Incredible video at link. O'Reilly tells truth about race problem in America. In the process, he destroys the race-baiting poverty pimps Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Obama and the Congressional Black Caucus. Watch it and you will be armed with facts to defeat any liberal race argument.
  • SC Justice Anthony Kennedy turns 80 today.

    07/23/2016 8:18:23 AM PDT · by Borges · 15 replies
    Possibly three SC appointments for the next President.
  • First (Nickelodeon) Children's TV Program to Showcase (interracial) 'Married' Gay Couple

    07/23/2016 8:04:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 20, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    For the first time, a children's TV network is featuring a "married" gay couple. Cable television network Nickelodeon, which broadcasts programming geared toward children and adolescents, is scheduled to air an episode Wednesday of their new show "Loud House" featuring two men in a same-sex "marriage." In the episode "Overnight Success," main character Lincoln Loud opens his front door to greet his best friend and the friend's parents — an interracial gay "married" couple. Prior to meeting the pair, Loud quips, "This is it. Time to make history." He then addresses the parents as Mr. McBride and Mr. McBride. The...
  • Race a factor in Obama’s endorsement of Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez says

    07/23/2016 8:02:27 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 22, 2016 | Christopher Cadelago
    Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez, in an interview aired on Univision 19 Friday, injected race in explaining away President Barack Obama’s endorsement of U.S. Senate rival Kamala Harris, whose father is Jamaican. Sanchez was asked why the president had endorsed Harris in the unusual race between two Democrats this year. Speaking in Spanish, she noted that Obama and Harris are longtime friends, then added: “She is African American. He is, too.”
  • A Dark Speech for a Dark Knight (Saturbray)

    07/23/2016 7:56:10 AM PDT · by bray · 20 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 7/23/16 | bray
    1 John 2:11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh indarkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darknesshath blinded his eyes. There were two unifying speeches at the Convention which will go down as historic. One by the villain who everyone told if he gave it he would destroy his career and the other which made Donald Trump the overwhelming favorite to win in a tsunami of hardhats. One was a rant of pure ambition and anger while the other was born out of just anger. They both accomplished a unification of the Party...
  • How The Trump Family Became The New Camelot In Four Days

    07/23/2016 6:04:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 117 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Liz Crokin
    The political conventions seem to birth new political stars every four years and this year’s Republican National Convention was no different. In 2004, a virtually unknown senator from Chicago gave an electric speech at the Democratic National Convention that thrust him into the international spotlight and set him on a path to the White House. That man was President Barack Obama. This year’s GOP convention didn’t just produce a new rising star -- it birthed a whole dynasty of superstars. The world now knows why political pundits have been calling Donald Trump’s family members his secret weapon. Trump’s wife and...
  • Keeping the Poor Impoverished

    07/23/2016 5:28:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    We are just now entering the age of industrialization, newly elected President Rodrigo Duterte said recently, explaining why the Philippines will not ratify the Paris climate accords. “Now that we’re developing, you will impose a limit? That’s absurd. It’s being imposed upon us by the industrialized countries. They think they can dictate our destiny.”More developing nations are taking the same stance – and rightly so. They increasingly understand that fossil fuels are needed to modernize, industrialize, and decrease poverty, malnutrition and disease. Many supported the 2015 Paris climate treaty for three reasons.They are not required to reduce their oil, natural...
  • Tom Cotton, a Republican to Watch

    07/23/2016 4:36:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    After his address at the Republican national convention in Cleveland on Monday, it would be inaccurate to declare that a star is born, because it's been clear for some time that Tom Cotton's performance has been stellar all along. Whether he was at Harvard, with the military, or in the U.S. Senate, he's taken stands no one else might dare -- and backed them up with a courage that springs from conviction. This boy from Dardanelle, Ark., in Yell County -- Mattie Ross country -- has grown into a man his family, his state and now his country can be...
  • Just Who Is the ‘Establishment?’

    07/23/2016 4:22:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    We all claim to hate the “establishment.” And why not? Look at the mess around us. It’s obvious that the folks in charge haven’t done a very good job. But who is the establishment? The term gets tossed around a lot as an insult these days – even by some people who sure appear to be part of it. There’s a lot that can go into being a member. Education, job, philosophy, position, mindset. All matter. But attitude trumps experience. Some of those campaigning against the establishment assume that anyone holding office is a member. That’s a big mistake. Many...
  • Officer Who Shot Philando Castile Helped Book Him in Jail After 2011 Stop

    07/23/2016 12:44:29 AM PDT · by IChing · 51 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7/21/16 | Jennifer Bjorhus
    The St. Anthony police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile earlier this month helped book Castile into jail after a 2011 traffic stop that started with a defective brake light, newly released records show. Officer Jeronimo Yanez was also one of the two officers assigned to work the July 2 armed robbery of a Lauderdale convenience store — scanner audio and Yanez’s attorney said he pulled over Castile’s white Oldsmobile the night he was killed because he matched the description of a suspect from a previous robbery. The new details are contained in records that the city of St. Anthony...
  • What One Million Recently Fired Chinese Coal And Steel Workers Are Doing Now

    07/22/2016 11:10:48 PM PDT · by dennisw · 42 replies
    zerohedge ^ | Jul 22, 2016 5:40 PM | by Tyler Durden
    Having followed China's biggest risk with great interest for the past year, which incidentally is not its $36 trillion in debt, nor its defaults, its zombie companies, its ponzi "wealth products", its currency, its capital outflows, its crony capitalism and corruption, nor its gargantuan capital misallocation, but the threat of a social revolution as a result of a surge in unemployment as entire zombie industries fail, that has always been true biggest risk for Beijing (something the Politburo knows very well), we found it less than surprising when last September a Chinese coal company announced it would fires 100,000. That...
  • Did Hillary Clinton Just Force Twitter To Delete DNCLeaks?

    07/22/2016 9:42:34 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    Wikileaks has published upwards of 20,000 DNC emails. The emails put on display a level of political corruption we’ve yet to experience. Many of the emails include directives to smear both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump with absolute lies. The idea was to create scandals as a way to hand Hillary the nomination. As soon as Wikileaks posted the emails, Twitter began trending with #DNCLeaks. It was the top trending hashtag. But suddenly it has disappeared.
  • Did Munich killer lure children...on Facebook?...fake ad for free foot...McDonald's

    07/22/2016 9:13:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/22/16 | Anthony Joseph and Patrick Lion and Alan Hall
    Police are investigating a fake Facebook advert which offered free food at the McDonald's where a gunman killed the first of his nine victims. Munich was in lockdown for a major police operation around the city's Olympic Park, after the 18-year-old Iranian opened fire at the fast food restaurant, before targeting shoppers in a busy mall in the district of Moosach. The killer's body has been found half a mile from the scene after he reportedly turned the gun on himself. Police now believe he may have acted alone, after they initially went in search of three gunmen yesterday. And...
  • These bands are upset with Donald Trump for using their music

    07/22/2016 8:41:47 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 69 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 22, 2016 | Tomikka Anderson
    If you took time to watch the Republican National Convention you might have noticed a song or two from your favorite artist being blasted over the speakers at Quicken Loans Arena. Music has become the backdrop for this election season and some artists have welcomed the usage of their work by presidential candidates while others have been totally disgusted by it. Since Donald Trump's announcement to run for presidency in 2015 several artists have come out against the nominee's use of their music.
  • Court: Birth control mandate violates religious rights

    07/22/2016 8:29:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 22, 2016 9:58 PM EDT | David A. Lieb
    A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of birth control coverage in his government-provided health insurance. State Sen. Paul Wieland said Friday that the ruling, while applying only to his family, could serve as a guide for others seeking to challenge the application of a section of President Barack Obama’s health care law that requires insurers to include coverage of contraceptives. “I think this sets a precedent, so that if anybody else has religious convictions and they find these drugs offensive … they can use this as a...
  • Black Trump Supporter Smacks Down CNN Reporter for Race Baiting(Video)

    07/22/2016 8:01:44 PM PDT · by Revel · 16 replies
    This Video is a classic.
  • Migrants Survivors Tell of Struggle at Sea

    07/22/2016 7:42:15 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Marine Link ^ | July 22, 2016 | Michelle Howard
    The bodies of 21 women and one man were brought ashore to Sicily on Friday as fellow migrants described scenes of panic and violence when water poured into their dinghy. Some survivors had bite marks, testimony to a desperate struggle onboard to escape death.
  • Dallas Police Job Applications Skyrocket Since Shootings

    07/22/2016 7:39:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 7/22
    The Dallas Police Department says job applications to the force have more than quadrupled since a man shot and killed five police officers and wounded nine others and two civilians. A Police Department statement Friday says 467 applications were received in the 12 days after the July 7 shootings
  • 'You Belittled Me, But You Were Completely Ignorant of my Struggles:' Stanford Student Tells Dentist

    07/22/2016 6:16:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 159 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Isaura Ochoa
    'You Belittled Me, But You Were Completely Ignorant of my Struggles:' Stanford Student Tells Dentist in Viral LetterAn open letter, written by a first-generation, low-income Latino student, has gone viral, capturing personal struggles experienced by thousands of others just like him. Guillermo Pomarillo, whose parents are undocumented immigrants, wrote about his experience on Facebook, after he felt his dentist belittled his admission to Stanford University by telling him that it’s easier for poor kids to get into Stanford. New Threat Against San Francisco Police Officers “I nonchalantly said ‘I'm going to Stanford,’ Your initial reaction was surprised. But, were you...
  • FReeper Canteen - Christmas In July - 23 July 2015

    07/22/2016 5:56:20 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 126 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!! | Canteen DJ's
    The FReeper Canteen Presents..... "Christmas in July" There's nothing like a few days of blistering 100 degree temperatures to make us wistful for the frosty months of winter. Throw in some high humidity and zero air movement and suddenly shoveling snow, navigating icy sidewalks and bundling up in layers of sweaters, scarves and jackets sounds like a mighty fun time. It's hot, you're sweaty and longing for some relief from the heat, aren't you? And while thinking about winter, you're probably also dreaming of all those snowy nights of Christmas celebrations? Well, you can't actually change the season now,...
  • CNN probably regrets polling viewers after Trump’s RNC speech because, well… WOW

    07/22/2016 5:51:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    BPR ^ | 22 Jul 2016 | John Binder
    Immediately following GOP nominee Donald Trump’s electrifying Republican National Convention (RNC) speech, not even CNN could deny that the public was loving it. In four polls taken immediately after Trump’s speech, viewers told CNN what they really thought. Take a look at a compilation put together by a Twitter user: Immediately following GOP nominee Donald Trump’s electrifying Republican National Convention (RNC) speech, not even CNN could deny that the public was loving it. In four polls taken immediately after Trump’s speech, viewers told CNN what they really thought. Take a look at a compilation put together by a Twitter user:...
  • Donald Trump: A Working Stiff in a Brioni Suit

    07/22/2016 5:20:15 PM PDT · by Kenny · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 22, 2016 | Peggy Ryan
    The establishment's in meltdown, the media's on suicide watch, and the donor class are sobbing uncontrollably on their therapist's couch.  The reason: Donald J.  Trump is the 2016 Republican nominee.  Yep, the billionaire media star the people can't get enough of and Washington can't get rid of has closed the deal. So how did this happen?  Lord knows Washington royalty threw everything they have at this guy, but all the king's money and all the king's men can't knock Trump off his Mexican-funded wall. The left's explanation for Trump's staying power is voter anger, but we've been Hulk-pissed for years,...
  • #DNCLeaks: Yes, Super PAC paying young voters to push back online on Sanders supporters (my title)

    07/22/2016 4:25:05 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 19 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 7/22/2016 | Wikileaks
    Basically it seems a pro-Hillary super-PAC paid people to troll the internet against Sanders. More revelations at link.
  • Virginia court invalidates Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring felon voting rights

    07/22/2016 3:55:51 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 73 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 7 | Fenit Nirappil
    The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled against Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who completed their sentences, a decision that dealt a major blow to the Democratic governor and has implications for the November presidential race in the crucial swing state. In a 4-3 ruling issued Friday, the court ruled that McAuliffe overstepped his clemency powers under the state constitution by issuing a sweeping order in April restoring rights to all ex-offenders who are no longer incacerated or on probation or parole. The court agreed with state Republicans who challenge McAuliffe’s order, arguing...