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  • Bhutan's dark secret to happiness (contemplating death)

    05/26/2016 9:36:43 PM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 8 April 2015 | Eric Weiner
    ..I was having a panic attack.What I wanted to know was: why now – my life was going uncharacteristically well – and what could I do about it? “You need to think about death for five minutes every day,” Ura replied. “It will cure you.” “How?” I said, dumbfounded. “It is this thing, this fear of death, this fear of dying before we have accomplished what we want or seen our children grow. This is what is troubling you.” “But why would I want to think about something so depressing?” “Rich people in the West, they have not touched dead...
  • How Much Trouble Is Hillary Clinton In? - O'Reilly Talking Points (Giuliani VIDEO)

    05/26/2016 7:56:04 PM PDT · by GilGil · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/26/2016 | O'Reilly
    How Much Trouble Is Hillary Clinton In? - O'Reilly Talking Points
  • FReeper Canteen - Favorite "Flower" Song, Tell Us Yours! - 27 May 2016

    05/26/2016 6:00:59 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 216 replies
    Thanks to all who serve!!! | Canteen Crew
    Favorite "Flower" Songs *Video* Killswitch Engage - Rose Of Sharyn Numb and broken, Here I stand alone, Wondering what were The last words I said to you Hoping, praying that I'll find a way To turn back time, Can I turn back time? What would I give to behold. The smile the face of love, You never left me, The rising sun Will always speak your name. Numb, i'm broken Here i stand alone. Wondering the words, The last words i said to you It won't be long We'll meet again... What would i give, to behold The smile,...
  • Court says prisons can’t throw away key for young murderers

    05/26/2016 5:59:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/26/16 | Bob Egelko
    Ruling in the case of a Richmond teenager serving 50 years to life for a 2011 killing, the California Supreme Court said Thursday that youths serving potential life terms for murder are entitled to parole hearings within 25 years under a new state law. The court also ruled 6-1 that the teenager, Tyris Franklin, should have another hearing before his trial judge in Contra Costa County to allow witnesses to describe his mental state, lack of maturity and other factors that might have contributed to the crime. That evidence wasn’t allowed at Franklin’s sentencing hearing, because the 50-to-life term was...
  • This Is How Much Your Health Insurance Payment Is About To Jump By

    05/26/2016 5:40:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | May 26, 2016
    <p>It's official: years of warnings that Obamacare will lead to dramatic increases in healthcare premiums are about to be validated.</p> <p>As the WSJ writes, big health plans stung by losses in the first few years of the U.S. health law’s implementation are seeking hefty premium increases for individual plans sold through insurance exchanges in more than a dozen states.</p>
  • MSNBC’s Brzezinski: Feels Like Clinton Is ‘Lying Straight Out’ About Her Emails

    05/26/2016 5:27:42 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 26 May 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    On Thursday, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski said that it feels like Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “lying straight out” about her emails. Brzezinski said, “Here are the things that, like over time, we remember here, her saying repeatedly it was allowed. A private server, set up in her home, by an IT guy who was given immunity, and his emails are missing. And she even joked when she was asked, and I think in a high school gym, did you wipe the server, meaning get rid of everything so no one could see...
  • New York City is about to become a lot more disgusting

    05/26/2016 5:27:32 PM PDT · by russbart · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | Michael Gartland
    Scofflaws of New York, rejoice — the City Council has cleared the way for you to litter, loiter and pee in the street to your heart’s content.
  • Ambassador Kevin Vickers, former House sergeant-at-arms, tackles protester in Dublin

    05/26/2016 4:43:54 PM PDT · by traumer · 16 replies
    Canada's ambassador to Ireland, the man hailed as a hero for shooting Ottawa gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau after he stormed Parliament Hill in 2014, tackled a protester at a ceremony in Dublin Thursday morning. Kevin Vickers, the former House of Commons sergeant-at-arms, was at the event commemorating the 100 British soldiers who died during the Easter Rising, also called the Easter Rebellion, when Irish republicans tried to overthrow British control of the country by force.
  • 'I was molested and passed around': Corey Feldman describes his ordeal at the hands of Hollywood

    05/26/2016 3:49:59 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 50 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 26, 2016 | CHRIS SPARGO
    Corey Feldman has shared shocking details about the rampant sexual abuse he and other young actors were forced to endure during their years in Hollywood. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Feldman discusses how he was repeatedly molested by adult males in the industry, saying these men would pass many young stars 'back and forth to each other.' He also reveals that his closest friend, Corey Haim, was raped when he was just 11 by a producer, the start of a long cycle of sexual abuse that Feldman believes led to his friend's problems with drugs and alcohol later...
  • Official: 19 People Trapped By Rising Water in Kentucky Cave

    05/26/2016 3:04:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | wowk
    HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) -- Authorities say rising water from heavy rains has trapped 19 people in a Kentucky cave. Horse Cave Fire Chief Donnie Parker says Thursday that two tour groups are trapped in Hidden River Cave in south-central Kentucky. Parker says two local police officers who tried to rescue the tourists are among those still inside. He says the tour groups have been in the cave for several hours.
  • Andrea Mitchell: Hillary Email IG Report ‘Devastating’

    05/26/2016 3:01:36 PM PDT · by dennisw · 88 replies
    breitbart ^ | 26 May 2016 | by Jeff Poor
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” NBC chief Washington correspondent Andrea Mitchell reacted to a State Department Inspector General report criticizing Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while she was serving as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state. Mitchell first dismissed the Clinton campaign’s defense, comparing Clinton’s behavior to that of her predecessor former Secretary of State Colin Powell and then declared the report to be hard to be seen as “anything but devastating.” “It was not allowed to not return those records before she left the State Department,” Mitchell said. “She violated the official records act...
  • My Advice for Trump: Don't Change

    05/26/2016 2:40:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, I guess it's all but official now. Trump has reached the magic number to clinch the nomination of the Republican Party. Of course, the magic number, 1,237, and Trump is now at 1,238. Now, according to the AP, which apparently does not see the irony in this, the AP report says that Trump got past the magic number with the support of, one, a female delegate -- and women supposedly hate Trump. And, number two, the delegate that actually put Trump over the top is an unbound delegate from Colorado, which wasn't supposed to happen because...
  • Michelle Obama tells graduates to reject ‘selfish’ leaders

    05/26/2016 2:25:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    The Wasnington Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    In a swipe at Republicans in general and Donald Trump in particular, first lady Michelle Obama urged native American high school graduates Thursday to reject leaders who advocate “that we should be selfish.” “More than ever before, our world needs you,” Mrs. Obama told students at the Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico. “And you don’t need your first lady to tell you that. All you have to do is tune into the news and you’ll see that right now, some of the loudest voices in our national conversation are saying things that go against every single one of...
  • Possible electoral fraud in Austrian presidential election

    05/26/2016 1:52:44 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 26, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    As the days go by, the results of the Austrian presidential election get more suspicious. According to the official results, the far-left candidate Alexander Van der Bellen defeated Norbert Hofer from the Freedom Party of Austria by just 31,000 votes, 50.35% to 49.65%. The lights were already blinking red on the day the results were being released. Writing for Breitbart soon thereafter, James Delingpole didn't mince words and called the election a sham: We were continually assured by the left-liberal media how awful it would be if the (supposed) "far-right" candidate Norbert Hofer won. But actually the victory of Green...
  • 'Hijab Day' at this Boston area high school was canceled, but it got people talking

    05/26/2016 1:50:38 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    PRI.org (Public Radio International) ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matthew Bell
    Students from the Arabic Club at the public high school in the city of Medford, about a 15-minute drive north of downtown Boston, wanted to participate in “World Hijab Day” early this semester. The annual event was created in 2013 to promote awareness and understanding of Muslim women who wear the headscarf as an expression of their faith. At Medford High, the plan was pretty straightforward ... The date was set for February 1. But soon after Hijab Day was announced, the Medford public got wind of it. And there was a wave of phone messages, emails and social media...
  • Isn't It Time World Leaders Got Rattled?

    05/26/2016 1:26:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So Barack Hussein O said in Japan this morning that Trump rattles foreign leaders. You know why Trump rattles foreign leaders? Obama says it's because they're afraid Trump's policies might not be thought through. Now, can anyone come up with a single policy of Obama's, foreign policy specifically here, that seems to have been thought through? The Arab Spring, what we did in Egypt getting rid of Mubarak, putting in the Muslim Brotherhood, which didn't last, the Arab Spring that sprung from it. And then we go and we oust Khadafy from Libya. Hillary out there taking...
  • Mental Illness Should Not Drive Policy That Disrupts Thousands Of Years Of Moral Order

    05/26/2016 1:23:42 PM PDT · by russbart · 27 replies
    Agnes Nelson lived just down the street from us in Deer River. She worked as a clerk in Butch Shafer’s drug store. She wore men’s shirts and pants. She carried her pack of Lucky Strikes in her shirt pocket like the rest of the men in town. She had her hair cut in Ken Hill’s barbershop.
  • FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction

    05/26/2016 1:15:31 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 12 replies
    Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time.
  • Donald Trump FULL Press Conference After Reaching 1,237 Delegates

    05/26/2016 1:04:15 PM PDT · by GilGil · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/26/2016 | Donald Trump via Youtube
    Thursday, May 26, 2016: Donald Trump spoke to members of the media in Bismarck, ND after reaching 1,237 delegates and clinching the GOP nomination for President.
  • Pelosi, Reid: Cancel Memorial Day recess to deal with Zika, Supreme Court

    05/26/2016 12:23:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    House and Senate Democrats told Republican leaders Thursday to postpone a Memorial Day recess until their demands for Supreme Court nomination hearings and emergency spending to combat the Zika virus and other crises are met. From the opioids and heroin crisis to the lead-tainted water scandal in Flint, Mich., Congress faces a larger workload than ever but has opted to work less in a contentious election year, according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Congress is set to skip town Thursday for its Memorial Day break and will not return until the second week...
  • Mrs. Clinton's Promise to Dissolve America's Border in Her First 100 Days (Rush)

    05/26/2016 12:13:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 5-26-2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Breitbart: "An examination of Clinton's campaign promises reveals that Republicans who are willing to thwart Trump in favor of Clinton will be complicit in electing a President who would seek to bring about the complete, and possibly irreversible, dissolution of our nation's borders. "A review of Clinton's stated positions on the issue suggests she is perhaps the most extreme candidate on immigration ever to run for the office of the US Presidency. Her views place her even further outside the mainstream of the American electorate than President Barack Obama, who systematically dismantled US immigration law...
  • When did yoga become so white? One Seattle woman's quest to mix it up

    05/26/2016 12:07:52 PM PDT · by Junior_G · 58 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | Nicole Brodeur
    At 8 Limbs Yoga, founder Anne Phyfe Palmer sees too many classes filled with mostly white people of privilege. She's setting out to change that, starting with cultural training for instructors...
  • B.B. King's Estate War: 15 Kids, 15 Moms and a "Totally Haywire" Fight

    05/26/2016 11:42:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 5/26/2016 | Scott johnson
    When bluesman B.B. King died last year, he bequeathed to the world a body of work spanning six decades that brought joy and comfort to millions. The crooner of "The Thrill Is Gone" and "Sweet Sixteen" transformed American music, inspiring such rockers as Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson and Buddy Guy. King was 89 when he succumbed to congestive heart failure in his Las Vegas home and died peacefully in his sleep on May 14, 2015.The year since then has been decidedly less peaceful. While neither of King's two marriages resulted in children, he managed to leave behind a vast family:...
  • Trump Clinches Nomination

    05/26/2016 11:35:12 AM PDT · by knarf · 28 replies
    AP ^ | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign.
  • Barack’s Vietnam Tour

    05/26/2016 11:11:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 26, 2016 | Paul Kengor
    Barack Obama has an exquisite sense of timing with things communist. In March, he caught a ballgame in Havana with Raul Castro, where the national pastime since 1959 has been less baseball than bean-balling dissidents and destroying a beautiful country 90 miles south of Florida. As Barack and Raul bantered, Belgium burned while ISIS claimed victory in another terror attack -- the very ISIS enabled by Obama’s outrageously bad decision to prematurely pull U.S. troops from Iraq. In September 2009, Barack went to Poland where, stunningly, he cancelled plans for a joint U.S. missile-shield with a former Soviet Bloc country...
  • South Koreans March to Protest Woman's Stabbing Death [Man Hiding in Public Restroom]

    05/26/2016 10:58:58 AM PDT · by kaehurowing · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 21, 2016 | Kim Tong-Hyun
    Hundreds of South Koreans marched in one of Seoul's busiest leisure districts on Saturday to protest the stabbing death of a 23-year-old woman. Her death has struck a nerve in a country where, despite its reputation for being relatively safe, many women say they are increasingly afraid of threats, abuse and attacks by men. The protesters, many wearing white masks and vinyl coats, began their march at a gate of southern Seoul's Gangnam subway station, near where the victim was attacked by a male stranger early Tuesday in a building's bathroom.
  • STUDY: BRAIN SCANS REVEAL HIDDEN CONSCIOUSNESS IN PATIENTS

    05/26/2016 10:15:50 AM PDT · by Prov1322 · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 05.26.2016 | MALCOLM RITTER
    A standard brain scanning technique is showing promise for helping doctors distinguish between patients in a vegetative state and those with hidden signs of consciousness. A study released Thursday is the latest to investigate using technology to help meet the challenge of making that distinction, which now is generally based on a doctor's bedside exam. Patients in a vegetative state have open eyes and show periods of sleep and wakefulness, but they are unaware of themselves or others and unable to think, respond or do anything on purpose. Patients in a minimally conscious state show only intermittent and minimal signs...
  • New York City is about to become a lot more disgusting

    05/26/2016 10:11:55 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2016 | Michael Gartland
    Scofflaws of New York, rejoice — the City Council has cleared the way for you to litter, loiter and pee in the street to your heart’s content. New legislation dubbed the “Criminal Justice Reform Act” was passed by lawmakers Wednesday, giving miscreants a get-out-of-jail-free card by eliminating the criminal penalties on a raft of quality-of-life crimes. The disgusting and disturbing acts that the council voted to decriminalize include drinking alcohol out of a paper bag, lurking in parks after hours, urinating in the street and making enough of a racket to violate the noise code. Under the legislation, which Mayor...
  • New law would let the FBI read your email without a court order

    05/26/2016 9:46:08 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    BGR ^ | May 26, 2016 at 11:34 AM | By Chris Smith
    Image Source: yournewswire.com A new Senate bill would let the FBI and other law enforcement agencies access the contents of any US citizen’s email without a court order during investigations. Instead, the FBI would need just a National Security Letter, which would force companies to provide email access to the agency without alerting the person who’s being investigated. The FBI can already access phone records without a court order, but that law doesn’t apply to email conversations. The Senate Intelligence Committee approved the 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act on Tuesday, CNET reports. The bill will head to the full Senate now that...
  • ACLU Sues To Obtain Documents Showing Catholic Hospitals ‘Harm’ Women

    05/26/2016 9:25:02 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 May 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Truncated titled. Full title:ACLU Sues To Obtain Documents Showing Catholic Hospitals ‘Harm’ Women By Refusing To Perform Abortions A senior staff attorney at the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project says the civil rights organization is filing a lawsuit in the hope of obtaining documents that show Catholic hospitals are “harming” women by taking taxpayer dollars for public services yet upholding their belief in the dignity of every human life.
  • Pro-LGBT Shirt Banned From High School for Being 'Disruptive' [Isaiah 5]

    05/26/2016 8:58:49 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/25/2016 | Beth Greenfield
    School administrators reprimanded a 13-year-old girl for showing up to school wearing an LGBT-positive T-shirt this week, deeming the message "distracting" and "disruptive." The shirt bore the phrase, "Some people are gay. Get over it!" in rainbow-hued letters, and was worn by Ali Chaney of Copperas Cove, Tex. "It's just a shirt, and it's not hurting anybody," Chaney, who is gay, told KCEN-TV. But the SC Lee Junior High School maintains that the shirt violated the dress code, releasing a statement through its Copperas Cove Independent School District that notes, "Our purpose at CCISD is to educate children, first and...
  • Who Pays For “Diversity”?

    05/26/2016 8:53:32 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 26, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    While The Donald hits the hustings talking, yea, bellowing, about the jobs America has lost, academia has actually added to its payrolls, but kept mum about who is picking up the tab. "The number of jobs in higher education expanded in 2016 at the highest growth rate for the first quarter in three years," according to Higher Ed Jobs.com. Two emerging professions servicing the academic community are Title IX advisers and diversity consultants. The former show university employees how not to run afoul of the federal law which was originally intended to bar discrimination by gender that has morphed into...
  • A Crisis of Political Vision for Millennials

    05/26/2016 8:47:05 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 25, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    Most college graduate millennials will change jobs four times before they reach the age of 32. U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), overt leader of the #nevertrump movement, addressed this unprecedented issue to demonstrate the great problem that both political parties face -- a lack of vision for the millennials. "We don't have much of a vision for young people. We don’t have much to offer that’s optimistic and persuasive about where we’re headed." Senator Sasse said that the biggest issue among millennials is political disengagement. After talking with many college students, he discovered that most care about issues that political...
  • Ryan Says House Republicans Aim to End 'Executive Overreach'

    05/25/2016 5:28:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 25, 2016 | 4:51 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) unveiled what he called the Republicans“ “policy agenda” for 2017 on Wednesday, including a plan to regain the legislative power granted to Congress in Article One of the U.S. Constitution. “Article One,” Ryan said at a pen and pad briefing with reporters at the Capitol, “this is something that our members are very animated about because this has gotten out of control. This is about the separation of powers, about the Constitution, and wresting control away from decades of executive overreach and giving it back to Congress,” he said. Ryan noted that President Barack Obama...
  • Mika: It Feels Like Hillary Clinton Is Lying Straight Out | Morning Joe | MSNBC

    05/26/2016 8:06:07 AM PDT · by GilGil · 66 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/26/2016 | Mika by way of Youtube
    The State Department’s inspector general concluded that Hillary Clinton's private email server when she was secretary of state is 'did not comply with the Department’s policies.
  • WHY CPAC NIXED FACEBOOK CONFAB

    05/26/2016 8:04:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 24, 2016 | Deborah Lambert
    CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp turned down the chance to visit Facebook last month, telling Greta von Susteren at “On the Record" that he thought the conservative confab over political bias allegations was merely a political PR stunt after they got caught. Schlapp noted during the CPAC 2016 conference that the most important conservative message for millennials was one that stressed American exceptionalism, and an excellent vehicle for transmitting that message was the annual CPAC event with over 10,000 attendees. However, Facebook’s refusal to publicize CPAC's message to its millions of millennial users spoke volumes, and led Schlapp to nix the...
  • Airport screening made 70,000 miss American Airlines flights this year

    05/26/2016 7:56:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | May 26,2016 | Reuters And Eduardo Munoz
    Airport screening delays have caused more than 70,000 American Airlines (AAL.O) customers and 40,000 checked bags to miss their flights this year, an executive for the airline told a U.S. congressional subcommittee on Thursday.
  • Thai man attacked by snake that slithered up through his toilet

    05/26/2016 7:54:11 AM PDT · by libstripper · 76 replies
    Associated Press (via Fox News) ^ | May 26, 2016 | Associated Press
    BANGKOK – A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 10-foot python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and latched its jaws onto his penis as he was using a squat toilet.
  • Task Force to Help Fight Muslim Stereotypes at Virginia Commonwealth U. VCU

    05/26/2016 7:54:09 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 15 replies
    WWBT NBC News 12 Richmond VA ^ | 25 May 2016 | Allison Norlian WWBT NBC News 12
    Task force to help fight Muslim stereotypes at VCU Published:Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 1:11 pm EDT Updated:Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 1:53 pm EDT By Allison Norlian RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Multiple departments at VCU came together and created a “Muslim Advocacy Task Force,” in order to combat stereotypes against Muslims and hatred towards the Islamic culture. The school started the task force after increased hostility towards Muslim students on campus because of terrorist attacks like those in Paris, Belgium, and San Bernadino. Those attacks and other international terror threats instilled fear in many people across the United States - fear...
  • The Last Laureate

    05/26/2016 7:45:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Paul Greenberg
    Ah, Russia! There are a million words to describe it, yet none. The latest Nobel laureate in literature, Svetlana Alexievich, boils down the mystery that is Russia into this one big question: "Why doesn't people's suffering translate into freedom?" It is too big a question to answer in this small space, but not too big to address. Which is just what she does. In the end, she puts her finger on the key to the puzzle, and why we Westerners miss it: When we demonize Vladimir Putin, we "do not understand that there is a collective Putin, consisting of some...
  • Bill Cosby, From Victimizer to Victim

    05/26/2016 7:23:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    There is no doubt in my mind that Bill Cosby did a great deal of what his female accusers say he did -- i.e., drug and sexually assault them. There are dozens of accusers with similar stories, and the tales go back for decades. I confess, I didn't pay much attention to the story until one night, while channel surfing, I caught Cosby doing his comedy act and felt a cold brace of certainty that this man really hates women. Stars can have their pick of willing females; Cosby perversely preferred to trick, dope and violate unwitting victims. His goal...
  • Memorial Day

    05/26/2016 7:04:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, three days that give us a chance to eat BBQ. But more importantly, it gives us a chance to pause and reflect on the ultimate sacrifice that more than 1.1 million of our men and women in the armed forces have made on our behalf. They died for our continued freedom and liberty. The practice of honoring our war victims started after the Civil War, when family members fought against one another, as did neighbors and friends. More than 700 million people died during the conflict. The nation was in mourning...
  • Not everyone is happy to see Hillary Cinton in Salinas

    05/26/2016 6:15:04 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    KION ^ | May 25, 2016 | Maya Holmes
    They believe she will send American jobs to other countries, that she supports fracking and the deportation of immigrants. "I do not support Hillary because every one of her policies is against the American people," said Alfonson Guitterez. "She flip flops on everything that she proposes to the American people. It's clearly stated in the literature that she lies."
  • New York City is about to become a lot more disgusting

    05/26/2016 5:48:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 26, 2016 | Michael Grantland
    Scofflaws of New York, rejoice — the City Council has cleared the way for you to litter, loiter and pee in the street to your heart’s content. New legislation dubbed the “Criminal Justice Reform Act” was passed by lawmakers Wednesday, giving miscreants a get-out-of-jail-free card by eliminating the criminal penalties on a raft of quality-of-life crimes.
  • Hey, Bernie Sanders Supporters -- All Roads Lead to Venezuela

    05/26/2016 5:15:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Larry Elder
    When socialist Hugo Chavez became president of Venezuela after the 1998 election, he promised a path he described as "revolutionary," the same word Bernie Sanders uses for his "movement" to fight "income inequality." Useful American idiots like actors Sean Penn and Danny Glover, who got rich making movies for capitalist Hollywood, sang Chavez's praises. Penn described him as "one of the most important forces we have had on this planet." Glover praised Chavez as "a social champion of democracy, material development, and spiritual well-being." Chavez promised to help finance films for Glover. The Venezuelan National Assembly even reportedly gave Glover...
  • Media Createth And Reality Taketh Away

    05/26/2016 5:03:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    A good idea can change the world; but a good idea that doesn’t work, no matter how well intentioned, can bring it crashing down. Such is the case right now with Theranos, a company that describes itself as “a consumer healthcare technology company.” But much more than a health technology company, Theranos was a media creation. Theranos was founded in 2003 by Elizabeth Holmes, then a 23-year-old college graduate. Holmes, a brilliant young woman with a dream, was working on technology that could test blood for diseases using only a few drops. If perfected, this could save billions of dollars...
  • NPR Lets Funders Call the Tune

    05/26/2016 4:44:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    Co-Authored by Tim GrahamSocialist media critics always insist that the commercial media cannot be trusted because they are funded by the likes of Kellogg's and Campbell's and McDonald's -- a capitalist advertising structure. Noncommercial media are inherently much more trustworthy. They are funded by liberal politicians, liberal foundations and interest groups. This bizarre stance came into stark relief on Friday when the Associated Press reported that the Ploughshares Fund, "a group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal," gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report...on the deal. In...
  • The lessons of Pearl Harbor 75 years later

    05/26/2016 4:33:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    This year marks the 75th anniversary of the December 7, 1941, Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that killed more than 2,400 Americans. President Obama is visiting Hiroshima this week, the site of the August 6, 1945, dropping of the atomic bomb that helped end World War II in the Pacific Theater. But strangely, he has so far announced no plans to visit Pearl Harbor on the anniversary of the attack. The president, who spent much of his childhood in Hawaii, should -- given that many Americans have forgotten why the Japanese attacked the United States and why they falsely...
  • Much Ado About Restrooms

    05/26/2016 4:27:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Ron Paul
    Debates over the U.S. government's foreign and economic policies have recently taken a backseat to the debate over what bathroom transgender individuals should use. The two sides of the debate both believe that government has the legitimate authority to tell private businesses who they should allow to use their facilities. Few on either side of this debate defend the right of private property owners to decide for themselves who may and may not use their bathrooms. Some say government must be involved in this issue in order to ensure that private businesses do not violate individual rights. Those who make...
  • The Obama Administration’s Secret Slush Funds

    05/26/2016 4:16:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2016 | Tim Scott
    The American people have shown us over the past decade that they will no longer put up with Washington’s back room deals and slush fund spending. There are no more Bridges to Nowhere, and bailouts using taxpayer dollars, such as those initially required by Obamacare, are met with ferocious opposition. While Washington still spends and taxes too much, the American people have made their opinion on these matters unmistakable. But while the public has raised its collective voice against this irresponsible spending, the Obama Administration has found a new loophole for advancing its liberal agenda – legal settlements. These proceedings...