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  • Hateful behavior emerges again; where will it end?

    12/04/2016 6:17:43 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 3 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 4, 2016 | Gregory Favre
    Unlike our president-elect, I don’t know one Corinthian, but I am familiar with Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, and in recent days some of his words have whisked me back to my earliest years. “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”
  • Eric Trump harassed on a 6 hr. flight by Muslim Comedian in seat next to him – brags about exchange

    12/04/2016 5:15:33 PM PST · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | December 4, 2016 | Samantha Chang
    “So when I walked into the plane I was like, ‘What is this?’ This is obviously from Allah,” Amer told BuzzFeed. “Allah is just trying to hook me up right now. That’s what’s happening.” Amer apparently hounded Trump with inane questions about his father’s proposal to protect Americans against radical Islamic terrorism. . . . Like other clueless people who oppose Trump’s policies, Mo Amer said he did not vote during this election.
  • Tom Brady surpasses Peyton Manning, sets NFL record with 201 career wins

    12/04/2016 5:11:41 PM PST · by Trump-a-licious · 37 replies
    Patriots Wire
    Tom Brady made history on Sunday. He’s the NFL’s all-time winningest quarterback. The New England Patriots quarterback recorded his 201st career victory in a 26-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams. Brady passed Peyton Manning, who had 200 career victories with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos before retiring last offseason. “I’m grateful for all of my teammates and my coaches, and for my family and friends,” Brady said after the game. “There’s been a lot of football over the years, so it’s always been about winning. And I’ve been very fortunate to be on a lot of great...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 1: The Beginning ~ 05 December 2016

    12/04/2016 4:59:32 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 30 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 1:  The Beginning All info and photos from this website.             For the next four weeks, on Mondays, the Hall of the Heroes threads will be about the Berlin Airlift and its heroes.  I hope the story inspires you like it does me!  Thank you...
  • New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns

    12/04/2016 4:31:59 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 5th December 2016
    John Key has announced that he will resign as prime minister of New Zealand, after eight years in the job. Mr Key called it "the hardest decision I've ever made," adding "I don't know what I'll do next."
  • Building Engulfed by Deadly Oakland Fire Had Pending Habitability Complaints

    12/04/2016 3:59:15 PM PST · by Brilliant · 34 replies
    East Bay Express ^ | Darwin BondGraham
    Sheriff's investigators at the scene of the Oakland fire on Saturday. At least nine people are confirmed dead and several dozen are missing after a fire ripped through the the "Ghost Ship" warehouse in Oakland... As many as 100 people were crowded inside the warehouse for a party when the blaze erupted. They struggled to escape the flames and smoke. Officials fear dozens could have been killed. City records show that there were habitability complaints made against the property's owner as recently as November 14 regarding an "illegal interior building structure." City inspectors appear to have visited the building on...
  • Alabama student violently bullied on camera, (shortened title)

    12/04/2016 3:52:27 PM PST · by tuffydoodle · 35 replies news ^ | 11/21/16 | Prescotte Stokes
    What started out as a awkward conversation between 13-year-old Drew Breton and his mother about him being suspended from school for fighting, has turned into a viral video on social media giving millions a front row seat to bullying. His mother, 42-year-old Kimberly Breton said that until the video surfaced she was skeptical about what exactly happened. "He told me what happened the day before but then the next day he came home off the bus and said he was suspended," said Breton. Breton said the bullying incident initially took place on November 4th at Semmes Middle School in Mobile...
  • Mother Of OSU Attacker Says Her Son Was Killed ‘For No Reason’

    12/04/2016 3:43:06 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 82 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Dec. 2, 2016 | Blake Stephens
    On Thursday, the mother of Somali-born Ohio State University student Abdul Razak Ali Artan said before his funeral that her son was killed for “no reason.” The 18-year-old Artan drove his car into a crowd, exited the vehicle and proceeded to attack nearby students with a butcher knife before being fatally shot by campus police officer Alan Horujko, who was the first to arrive on the scene. Artan was the only fatality in the attack, which left 11 people injured at the campus in Columbus, Ohio. Ahmed Sh. Ahmed, the director of the Ibn Taymia Mosque and Islamic Center where...
  • CNN's Stelter: The Media 'Need' to Start Calling Trump an 'Authoritarian' 'Strongman'

    12/04/2016 3:15:28 PM PST · by mandaladon · 79 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 4 Dec 2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    CNN’s Brian Stelter took his anti-Donald Trump bias to new heights Sunday during his show “Reliable Souses,” where he argued that the media had to start referring to the president-elect as an authoritarian. “I talk to international correspondents who say to you, ‘This is exactly what authoritarians do. This is what strongmen do. This is what happens in authoritarian regimes,’” he claimed, “I think we need to start using those words on TV, at least, to discuss the possibilities before us.” “What you do in an authoritarian regime is you delegitimize the press,” he continued, as he asked former Fortune...
  • Jeep Carrying Fidel Castro Ashes Breaks Down Mid-Funeral

    12/04/2016 3:07:03 PM PST · by rhett october · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 4, 2016 | Joel Pollak
    The Russian-made jeep carrying the ashes of the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro broke down in the middle of his funeral procession on Saturday, forcing soldiers to push the vehicle until it could be repaired. Nearly every major news website buried the news, though it was perfectly symbolic of the Cuban regime’s economic failures, and those of socialism in general.
  • Italian Referendum: PM Matteo Renzi Suffers Heavy Defeat, Exit Polls Suggest

    12/04/2016 2:37:41 PM PST · by goldstategop · 64 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/04/2016 | BBC News
    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has suffered a heavy defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution, exit polls suggest. An exit poll on state broadcaster RAI suggests 42-46% voted to back reform, compared with 54-58% voting No. Two other polls gave the No vote a similar lead of at least 10 points. Mr Renzi, who has said he would resign if he lost the vote, is due to make a statement at midnight (23:00 GMT) from his official residence in Rome. The referendum was regarded as a barometer of anti-establishment sentiment in Europe. The vote asked...
  • The 'Taiwan Card' Is a Busted Flush, Beijing Believes

    12/04/2016 2:10:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 4, 2016 | David P. Goldman
    President-elect Trump's brief telephone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen drew a stronger reaction from the American mainstream media than it did from Beijing. The official China Daily entitled its editorial yesterday "No need to over-interpret Tsai-Trump phone call," writing: For Trump, it exposed nothing but his and his transition team's inexperience in dealing with foreign affairs. If he could make the unusual action due to lack of proper understanding of Sino-US relations and cross-Straits ties he will have to recognize the significance of prudently and appropriately addressing these sensitive issues after being inaugurated. Is Beijing just trying to put...
  • Man punches kangaroo to save dog in the Australian outback

    12/04/2016 1:35:16 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 14 replies
    The buck roo sees the odds stacking against him and tries to get the dog with its claws one last time,” the narrator says. “Its powerful arms anchor the dog by the breastplate as Max doubles his efforts to escape. “Finally the roo switches his attention to ‘Donks’ and sizes up the human to be his next victim. “Donks gives the kangaroo his face but the cranky buck comes forward ready to attack. “To save himself he launches a right hand to the kangaroo’s snout.” And what a right hand it was. The kangaroo did not appear to be hurt...
  • Nick Cannon Slams Planned Parenthood As 'Modern-day Eugenics'

    12/04/2016 1:25:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 4, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Musician and actor Nick Cannon slammed Planned Parenthood on Friday, calling its abortion practices “modern day eugenics.” Cannon was doubling down on recent comments he made saying the abortion giant was committing a “real genocide” against black Americans. “Hillary was sneaking and cheating,” Cannon said in an interview with New York’s radio show, The Breakfast Club. “Think about all the stuff they did with Planned Parenthood and all that type of stuff. That type of stuff is to take our community — and forget gentrification, it’s real genocide, and it’s been like that for years. This system is not built for us.” He...
  • 100 Women 2016: I am a 'surrendered wife’

    12/04/2016 1:25:39 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 36 replies
    It was incredibly humbling to recognise that I had something to do with why my marriage was failing and perhaps even why my first marriage failed. But it was also empowering. I didn't know I'd been disrespectful to my husband or even that I'd been controlling and critical.
  • Ha: Fidel Castro's Funeral Vehicle Broke Down Mid-Procession

    12/04/2016 1:10:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | December 4, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    An almost amusing sight at Fidel Castro's funeral procession: the car carrying his remains reportedly broke down and had to be pushed by soldiers. The vehicle was reportedly Russian-built. Pictures of the scene quickly spread on Twitter, with people calling it a "fitting metaphor" for the Castro regime: blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en">Look no further for Cuba metaphors - Fidel's final journey ends with a breakdown via @franciscome— Mark Urban (@MarkUrban01) December 4, 2016 How fitting: The jeep carrying Fidel Castro's ashes broke down and soldiers had to push it the rest of the way to the cemetery. #castrodeath— Tim...
  • Migrants Sexually Attack Girls at City Hall Youth Party

    12/04/2016 11:45:50 AM PST · by traumer · 66 replies
    Several migrants sexually molested 18-year-old girls at an annual celebration for young people in Munich after the city’s mayor had reached out and invited the migrants to attend. Socialist mayor of Munich Dieter Reiter invited 1,300 young people to attend a traditional celebration, inviting several migrants, as well. According to reports, the migrants harassed and sexually assaulted numerous teen girls, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports. “There is no tolerance for such behaviour at all,” Mayor Reiter stated after the allegations came out in the German press. The event, which happens on an annual basis, sees all 18-year-olds in the city invited to...
  • Pearl Harbor: The Truth Preview

    12/04/2016 11:38:19 AM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    History ^ | December 4, 2016
    Pearl Harbor: The Truth Preview TV-PG Watch a preview for “Pearl Harbor: The Truth,” premiering Sunday, December 4, at 10/9c. HISTORY Honors Pearl Harbor. Duration: 0m 30s
  • Farmers push back against animal welfare laws

    12/04/2016 10:55:15 AM PST · by Mariner · 30 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | December 3rd, 2016 | Jen Fifield
    WASHINGTON — All hogs in Massachusetts will be able to stretch their legs and turn around in their crates and all hens will be able to spread their wings under a law passed in November by voters in the state. Laws like this one, which strictly regulate how farm animals are confined, are becoming more common across the U.S., as large-scale farming replaces family farms and consumers learn more about what happens behind barn doors. Massachusetts is the 12th state to ban the use of some livestock- and poultry-raising cages or crates, such as gestation crates for sows, veal crates...
  • Amnestarian Lindsey Graham: Another Reason Why We Elected Trump

    12/04/2016 10:40:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | December 4, 2016 | Arthur Shaper
    President-elect Trump is quickly assembling his Executive cabinet. Key leaders in Congress are ready to repeal Obamacare and the disastrous Iran deal. But on immigration, legislators in Congress are already moving against his long-term plans--and the will of the people. It’s not so much that I’m surprised, as astonished—at the rank stupidity or suicidal arrogance of some elected officials—Sen. Lindsey Graham specifically—and he’s at it again. During the primary, Trump punked Graham by releasing his phone number to the public. Undeterred, Graham desperately tried to break into the first-tier. He cut one commercial: 18 Ways to Destroy Your Phone, or...
  • My Experience with the Alt-Right

    12/04/2016 10:22:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 89 replies ^ | December 4, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    During the last election campaign all of a sudden I kept hearing about the Alt-Right. Since I thought I was pretty well read and had never heard of them, I considered them to have the same social relevance as a Miley Cyrus song. I decided to investigate this supposed social phenomenon as soon as the election was over and I was done writing about real issues important to the campaign. I started by sending emails to mainstream Republicans asking them if they knew anyone who considered themselves members of the Alt-Right. The answer was a universal no. Then I sent...
  • This painting was looted by the Nazis, then seized from my living room

    12/04/2016 10:13:48 AM PST · by EveningStar · 92 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 4, 2016 | Craig Gilmore
    Two agents from U.S. Homeland Security’s ICE unit arrived at my door in September looking for a Polish lady — not a person, but a painting: Melchior Geldorp’s “Portrait of a Lady.” She had, they informed me, been looted by the Nazis from the National Museum in Warsaw. Unsure if these gentlemen were indeed who they claimed to be, I didn’t invite them in. But I knew exactly what they were seeking: My partner, David, and I had purchased this very portrait — ostensibly the work of a different artist — a decade earlier from a major auction house in...
  • The Unpopular Truth About The Popular Vote

    12/04/2016 10:06:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | December 4, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Just like the “recount” is a naked attempt to discredit Trump’s victory, this “smart take” is a deliberate deception designed to keep the unshowered angry. The Nation magazine put it this way, “The preliminary count had Democratic Senate candidates gathering 46.2 million votes to 39.3 million for Republican candidates.” That and $2.50 will get you a cup of coffee from the aforementioned unshowered, probably with earlobes stretched to the size of Frisbees and an impromptu lecture on the “justice” of fair trade coffee beans.But it’s a fraud.Those numbers aren’t a lie, per se, but how the left is using...
  • Oakland warehouse fire: Inspectors launched probe last month into building but couldn’t get inside

    12/04/2016 9:52:56 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | December 4, 2016 | Thomas Peele
    Just three weeks before Friday’s deadly fire, city building inspectors had launched an investigation into “illegal structures” built inside the converted warehouse dubbed the “Ghost Ship,” but officials conceded Saturday they had been unable to gain access during an inspection visit and it appears they did not follow up.
  • Scotland Yard given extra funding to probe ‘important’ new lead in 2007 Madeleine McCann kidnapping

    12/04/2016 9:47:23 AM PST · by Non-Compliant_Deplorable · 47 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12/3/2016 | Alexander Robertson
    A new lead suggests Maddie snatched after traffickers took photos of her. Extra funding has been allocated to the Met to probe the latest information. Line of inquiry is said to be the 'last throw of the dice' in search for Maddie. Youngster disappeared in Portugal in 2007, when she was three years old.
  • Vicious Palestinian Politics

    12/04/2016 9:40:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 4, 2016 | Michael Curtis
    The mills of democratic politics in Palestinian organizations grind slowly, if they ever grind at all. This was borne out once again at the 7th General Congress of the Fatah section of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) held in Ramallah, the capital of the West Bank, on November 29, 2016, the anniversary of the day in 1947 when the UN General Assembly approved the Partition of Palestine. This was the first such conference since 2009. It was attended by 1400 delegates compared with 2355 in 2009. The main function of the Congress was to elect the leader of Fatah, the...
  • Coast Guard Repatriate 38 Cuban Migrants

    12/04/2016 9:02:30 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    Marine Link ^ | December 4, 2016 | Joseph R. Fonseca
    The Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. repatriated 38 Cuban migrants Thursday to Bahia de Cabańas, Cuba. These repatriations are a result of three separate at-sea migrant interdictions in the South Florida Straits. In each instance, the Coast Guard helped secure the U.S. border and prevented these sea voyages from ending in tragedy.
  • 2017: Cycles and Food for Thought

    12/04/2016 9:01:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 4, 2016 | Mike Konrad
    I am not one given to prognostication; I have seen too many predictions fall flat on their face. But next year, 2017, will be the anniversary of a number of major historical events concerning religion and the Mideast. That these would all converge on year is surely cause for speculation and remembrance, even if nothing comes of it. Anyone who ever took higher math knows that when waveforms are added together the result can be something altogether unexpected. For example: the addition of certain harmonic sine waves can produce a square wave. From smooth curves one can create catastrophic change....
  • Race Warriors Decry ‘White Jesus’

    12/04/2016 8:53:15 AM PST · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 4, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    Roseman lashes out at missionaries and preachers, and all who have propagated the myth of White Jesus. All their preaching is just one more instance of “White people telling minority peoples what to say, and how to behave,” she states. “By beating individuals into submission, and calling it love, White Christians have brainwashed, and whitewashed generations of POC’s traditions,” she announces. Never mind that for most black Americans, those traditions are intimately linked to the black community’s long-standing ties with the Christian Church.
  • Winning the Jihad War

    12/04/2016 8:28:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 4, 2016 | James Lewis
    With Trump's excellent team, such as USMC (Ret) General James Mattis in charge, the U.S. government has all the battlefield expertise it needs to win the Jihad War. We can start by keeping in mind that the U.S. military won every engagement it wanted to win in Iraq -- the ones we lost are due to our dreadful civilian bumblers. Nevertheless, losing naval control of the Gulf, for example, still puts us in a damned awkward position. Vladimir Putin has put on an almighty show of military fireworks, most obviously when Assad invited Putin into Syria to fight against American-backed...
  • Democratic staffer exposes the soft bigotry of Senate Democrats

    12/04/2016 8:19:01 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 30, 2016 | Shaun King
    President Obama has actually done a pretty good job as President at hiring a truly diverse staff. From cabinet positions all the way down to interns, he has attempted to build a team that looks like America. Unfortunately, he has less than two months left in office and most of that diversity will be flushed down the toilet. His impending absence reveals the painful truth that the Democratic Party has been using his administration as cover for their own lack of effort, from the top down, at building genuine diversity in our government.
  • Natalie Portman on Michelle Obama: ‘I’d Vote for Her in a Second’(Major barf)

    12/04/2016 8:17:57 AM PST · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | 12/2/2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman said she would vote for first lady Michelle Obama “in a second” if she ran for president in 2020. Portman visited Washington for the screening of her new film Jackie about the life of former first lady Jackie Kennedy following the assassination of her husband, former President John F. Kennedy. Some recently formed political action committees are encouraging a Michelle Obama run in 2020. Portman shared her opinion of a potential Michelle Obama candidacy for president. “Michelle Obama, I think, is maybe every American’s hero. I can’t imagine someone we could look up to more....
  • [GA House Speaker] David Ralston: Let Congress take a crack at ‘religious liberty’ measure

    12/04/2016 8:15:18 AM PST · by madprof98 · 6 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 12/4/16 | Jim Galloway
    On Friday afternoon, House Speaker David Ralston joined host Bill Nigut and I for some conversation on GPB’s “Political Rewind.” Many topics were touched, and you can listen to the entire exchange here. Perhaps most important was Ralston’s contention that an end to gridlock in Washington was a reason to give the “religious liberty” issue a rest come January – and let Congress take a crack at it. The House speaker also said it would be “irresponsible” not to consider the apparent defeat of North Carolina’s governor, who signed legislation similar to the measure that Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed last...
  • Atheists' billboards urge people to skip church for the holidays

    12/04/2016 7:57:35 AM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    WBTV ^ | December 2, 2016 | Marie Waxel
    American Atheists has unveiled its holiday billboards, including 2 in the Shreveport area. They encourage people to "Skip church for a merrier Christmas." The group is trying to stir the pot. "And part of stirring the pot is getting that conversation going," explained Nick Fish, American Atheists' national program director. "There are atheists in the community, there are people who don't believe in God." One of the billboards parodies President-elect Donald Trump's campaign slogan. "Make Christmas Great Again. ... skip church." [Snip] American Atheists has its holiday messages on display from Louisiana, to Colorado, even down in Georgia.
  • Buzz Aldrin, Apollo, and America’s Spirit

    12/04/2016 7:42:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 4, 2016 | Robert Charles
    America’s Apollo astronauts -- 24 of whom travelled to the moon, 16 of whom walked on the moon, all of whom made mankind’s moon steps possible -- are a sobering lesson in patriotism and risk-taking, not to mention lifetime stamina. The topic arises – a teaching moment, as they say -- because Buzz Aldrin was recently evacuated to New Zealand from a South Pole expedition. First word is, he is okay -- if still intrepid. Aldrin, one of the first two humans to walk on the moon, Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 11, is now 86. You would not know...
  • Sheriff Babeu – In A Month We’re Going After The Criminals Obama’s Been Protecting

    12/04/2016 7:17:07 AM PST · by Cheerio · 33 replies
    ETF News ^ | December 4, 2016 | Rick Wells
    Sheriff Paul Babeu can barely contain his enthusiasm for what lies ahead after January 20th. It’s a time when he and other law enforcement professionals, both local and at the federal level, finally get to return to doing the job the people pay them to do. It’s the wondrous time when the obstructionist scofflaws currently occupying and abusing positions will be kicked to the curb. Rick Wells reported: They play a couple of quotes from President-elect Trump during his thank you tour stop in Cincinnati. In one he pledges to restore our sovereignty, a huge commitment that is diametrically opposed...
  • President-elect Trump doubles down on 35% tax for businesses that ship jobs out of U.S.

    12/04/2016 7:16:40 AM PST · by Wolfie · 65 replies
    Fox 6 Now ^ | Dec. 4, 2016
    President-elect Trump doubles down on 35% tax for businesses that ship jobs out of U.S. NEW YORK — Fresh off saving 800 Carrier factory jobs from being off-shored to Mexico, President-elect Donald Trump is renewing his threat against companies that move their operations to foreign countries. Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump The U.S. is going to substantialy reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, but any business that leaves our country for another country, 6:41 AM - 4 Dec 2016 Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump without retribution or consequence, is WRONG! There will be a tax on our soon to be...
  • Saudi Academic: End Gender Segregation In Islam

    12/04/2016 6:57:33 AM PST · by rhett october · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-4-2016 | Deborah Danan
    TEL AVIV – A Saudi academic has called on Muslims to adapt themselves to the modern age by reforming mosques to be more like churches, with mixed prayers, seating and dim lighting, and to change the “fanatical and sexualized” perception of women by allowing them to take on leadership roles within the religion. In an interview with liberal Arab website Elaph, published earlier in the year and translated last week by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Dr. Najat Al-Sa’eed, a Saudi communications lecturer at Zayed University in Dubai, said that “Islam is the only monotheistic religion that has...
  • A Letter From IBM's CEO To Trump Caused An Employee To Quit ...

    12/04/2016 6:53:29 AM PST · by NCjim · 66 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 3, 2016 | Dan Pontefract
    Elizabeth Wood used to work at IBM. She recently resigned from her position as senior content strategist, a job she held for the previous two years. People resign all the time from roles, so that is nothing new. What is different about Ms. Wood’s resignation is a) why we she did it and b) what she did next. On November 15, 2016, Ginni Rometty, chairman, president and CEO of IBM, unleashed an open letter that—among other things—offered President-elect Donald Trump suggestions to help America. In her note, Rometty wrote, “I know that you are committed to help America’s economy grow...
  • The dead don’t just vote… they collect pension benefits too

    12/04/2016 6:50:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/03/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Complain if you will about the fat pension plans which state and federal government workers receive, but after a lifetime of dedicated service it’s a great way to ensure your security in your golden years. Such was the case for Martin Petschauer, an auditor for New York State who put in a long career toiling away for the state and then retired, collecting his pension benefits until October of last year. This was actually quite the feat, particularly when you consider that Martin had passed away before Barack Obama was elected President. (Fox News) A Florida man has been...
  • The View Actually Asks: Did Trump's Win Cause 'Electile Dysfunction' In the Bedroom?(Barf!)

    12/04/2016 6:45:28 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 12/3/2016 | Kristine Marsh
    To start off ABC’s The View show December 2, the ladies actually discussed whether or not Trump’s election win was causing a phenomenon of wives spurning their husbands in the bedroom. Calling it the ‘Trump Bedroom Backlash’ Behar asked, “Is Trump causing ‘electile dysfunction?’” before the panel erupted in giggles but also agreement. Behar opened the show with this silly monologue: BEHAR: Have you noticed your wife is disgusted by the sight of you lately? Would she rather get a root canal than see you naked? Well, you shouldn't have voted for trump, okay. One therapist called it the trump...
  • Trump's Carrier Is Not Obama's Solyndra

    12/04/2016 6:44:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 4, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    No sooner had president-elect Trump announced a deal had been reached with air conditioner manufacturer Carrier to keep 1,100 manufacturing jobs in Indiana rather than being shipped to Mexico, the usual suspects began chattering about “corporate welfare”, “crony capitalism”, and the hypocritical picking of winners and losers. Carrier is an established business, not a pipe dream like the green energy failures President Obama subsidized like Solyndra. It is one of many U.S. businesses struggling to survive in the Obama era of high taxes and oppressive regulation. Trump has promised to cut corporate taxes and eliminate oppressive and job-killing regulations, but...
  • Syfy's 'Incorporated' Creates Anti-Business Global Warming Fantasy World(missed it)

    12/04/2016 6:36:37 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 12/3/2016 | Alexa Moutevelis Coombs
    The new original anti-business drama Incorporated premiered this week on the Syfy network. Produced by Hollywood lefties Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, it’s a liberal polemic preaching about the dangers of eeeeevil multinational corporations, capitalism, and global warming disguised as trendy, futuristic, post-apocalyptic entertainment. From the first seconds of the premiere, titled “Vertical Mobility,” the liberal agenda is made clear when these words appear on the screen, setting up the premise of the show: “The year is 2074. Climate change has ravaged the planet, causing widespread famine and bankrupting governments. In their place, multinational corporations have risen in power and...
  • Oakland warehouse was a cluttered ‘death trap’ . . . (trunc)

    12/04/2016 6:30:20 AM PST · by libstripper · 69 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Dec. 3, 2016 | Liam Dillon, Ben Poston, & others
    Full title: Oakland warehouse was a cluttered ‘death trap’ filled with pianos, RVs, but no fire sprinklers, former residents say Excerpt: The Oakland warehouse where at least nine people were killed at a late-night concert was a deadly blaze waiting to happen. People who previously lived there recalled a building that lacked fire sprinklers and had a staircase partly made of wooden pallets. Partygoers recalled a rabbit warren of rooms crammed with belongings — pianos, organs, antique furniture, doors and half-finished sculptures.
  • The Left Elected Trump...and May Again

    12/04/2016 6:25:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 4, 2016 | Robert Franklin
    The American left elected Donald Trump. They've been voting for him for decades, and at last they've succeeded. If the left's post-election behavior is any indication, they intend to keep doing so. I write metaphorically, of course. Few leftists actually voted for Trump, but as sure as the sunrise, they elected him. The fact is hardly debatable, as principled leftists like Noam Chomsky, Joan Williams, and Chris Hedges have said. Here's one example of the process in action: shortly before Election Day in 2000, polls had Green Party candidate Ralph Nader garnering 5%-9% of the popular vote. He got 2.7%....
  • Teenage Afghan immigrant is arrested in Germany after 19-year-old who worked at refugee centre [tr]

    12/04/2016 6:18:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 4, 2016 | Allan Hall
    A teenage Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested in Germany for the rape and murder of the 19-year-old daughter of a senior EU official. Medical student Maria Ladenburger, who volunteered at a refugee home in her spare time, was found dead in the university city of Freiburg, near the border with Switzerland in mid October. Her father is Dr. Clemens Ladenburger, a lawyer who works as the right hand man to the legal director of the European Commission. 
  • Democrat Strategist on CNN Said 'We Don't Need White People Leading Democrats Now'

    12/04/2016 5:32:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | December 4, 2016
    When asked by two CNN shills who she thought should be the next Chair of the DNC, democrat statagist, and former Bernie Sanders spokeswoman, Symone Sanders said 'we don't need white people leading the democrats now.' Instead, she felt someone of a darker persuasion should lead them, in order to best represent 'diversity.' Apparently, diversity doesn't include all races -- just the ones that aren't white -- according to Symone. [Video of statement in Article] If you recall, Symone mocked the Trump supporter that was viciously beaten by thugs -- saying 'oh my god poor white people,' when asked about...
  • I’m Fighting the Left’s Culture War One Bagel at a Time

    12/04/2016 4:50:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 4, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    At first I dismissed the Democrats' subsidized street riots and vandalism, moronic election recount demands, and perfervid attacks on Trump and his supporters in the press as a demonstration of their juvenile, narcissistic refusal to accept defeat. Then I read the brilliant essay by Angelo Codevilla It’s a bit long and I know your Sundays are busy but if you can’t read it all at once, I’ll summarize what I think are the most significant points in the hope that if the topic is of interest you’ll read it all. He traces the notion of political correctness from the 1930...
  • Buzz Aldrin, Second Man On The Moon, Being Medically Evacuated From South Pole

    12/01/2016 3:26:12 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 68 replies ^ | December 1st
    On Thursday night (local time, as U.S. stations in Antarctica adhere to New Zealand time), the National Science Foundation agreed to provide medical evacuation from the South Pole for 86-year-old Buzz Aldrin, a former astronaut who in 1969 became one of the first people to walk on the moon. The medical evacuation flight will be provided by the National Science Foundation, according to a news release on the government agency’s website. The statement did not offer a reason for the evacuation, only referring to Aldrin as “ailing.”
  • Why I Fear America Could Enslave Black People Again

    10/19/2016 9:12:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 18, 2016 | Tavis Smiley
    Donald Trump’s ‘Make America great again’ slogan and this Republican Congress's actions raise unanswered questions Recently I appeared at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn., for a talk entitled “Making America As Good As Its Promise.” So you don’t confuse the theme of my talk with the slogan of a particular presidential campaign, let me delineate the difference. When I hear Donald Trump suggest that he wants to “make America great again,” it always triggers the same three questions in my head. One: How is Trump defining “greatness”? I’m not sure he and I share an understanding of what makes a...