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  • To Quit Smoking — Let’s All Vape

    05/04/2016 7:22:06 AM PDT · by 5150 FREEPER · 34 replies
    LifeZette ^ | 5/4/16 | Kristen Fisher
    There is plenty of evidence to suggest that smoking e-cigarettes can be harmful — but now the Britain-based Royal College of Physicians thinks smokers should use them as a way to quit. Their report says the devices are helping people more than harming them — at least so far. “This is the first genuinely new way of helping people stop smoking that has come along in decades,” John Britton, director of the U.K. Center for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies at the University of Nottingham, said in a statement. E-cigarettes deliver nicotine without the tar — and without some chemicals linked...
  • Kimmel hypes global warming with F-bomb-filled video

    05/04/2016 6:37:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/4/2016 | Bub Unruh
    Jimmy Kimmel, the popular late-night TV host on ABC, has hyped his belief in global warming with an F-bomb-filled video that also makes fun of the new “Climate Hustle” documentary that reveals the fallacies on which the beliefs are based. WND had reported in the runup to the movie’s release on Monday that the public nowadays is hearing fewer and fewer facts about global warming, but more and more about what people “believe.” As in religion. In a one-night nationwide theatrical engagement on Monday, “Climate Hustle,” aimed to pull back the veil on a movement that even some of its...
  • Mitt Romeny on Twitter

    05/04/2016 6:24:38 AM PDT · by GilGil · 59 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/4/2016 | Mitt Romney
    Thanks to @tedcruz for making a fight for conservatism, American leadership and freedom.
  • Possible human remains found at recycling plant

    05/04/2016 6:23:22 AM PDT · by xp38 · 13 replies
    CFTR All News Radio ^ | May 3 2016 | MARK DOUGLAS AND NEWS STAFF
    Police are conducting an extensive search at a recycling plant in the city’s north end after the discovery of possible human remains. Emergency crews were called to the scene at Canada Fibers Ltd. in the Highway 400 and Sheppard Avenue area around 10 a.m. on Tuesday. A worker claimed he’d discovered what looked to be a decomposed human hand inside one of the industrial recycling bins.
  • Repubs Burn Registration Cards-Rally Behind #nevertrump-Prepare to Support Clinton to Block Trump

    05/04/2016 6:10:21 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 118 replies
    DaiLY Mail UK ^ | 5-4-16 | Cory Charlton
    A number of disappointed Republicans have torched their voter cards and declared support for the #nevertrump campaign after the billionaire businessman clinched the party nomination following Ted Cruz's resignation. Such is the resentment towards Trump, many are now readying themselves to vote for the Democrats despite being lifelong Republican supporters. Photographs of them burning their voter registration cards have appeared on social media, while others say they are prepared to vote for Hillary Clinton.
  • Happy Star Wars Day!

    05/04/2016 5:27:26 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 36 replies
    May the 4th | Self
    May the 4th be with you!!
  • Congress Plotting to Psychologically Profile Children

    05/04/2016 4:40:12 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/3/2016 | Alex Newman
    After passing an Obama-backed education bill that undermines parental rights and state and local control over schools under the guise of making every student “succeed,” Congress is plotting its next unconstitutional “education” scheme: a bill to fund psychological testing and profiling of your child, and the data-mining to go with it. Under the scheme, which already sailed through the U.S. Senate late last year, schools would vacuum up huge amounts of data on students, including information on their “social and emotional learning,” attitudes, values, beliefs, and more. That data will then be shared with basically everyone, including Big Brother in...
  • EU moves on granting visa-free travel to Turkish citizens

    05/04/2016 4:17:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2016 7:13 AM EDT | Lorne Cook
    The European Union’s executive Commission is recommending that Turkish citizens be allowed to travel to Europe without visas on short vacations and business trips. […] The move is part of a package of incentives offered to Turkey — including up to €6 billion ($6.8 billion) in aid for Syrian refugees and fast-track EU membership talks — to persuade Ankara to stop migrants heading to Europe and take thousands back from Greece. …
  • A Trump-Gingrich Ticket: Brilliant or Crazy?

    05/04/2016 4:14:39 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 139 replies
    NRO ^ | May 4, 2016 | Myra Adams
    Over the last three months, Trump watchers have noticed that former House speaker and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has been consistently advocating on Trump’s behalf in the media, on Capitol Hill, among K Street power brokers, and on social media. In fact, Gingrich has morphed into Trump’s unofficial ambassador for GOP peace and unity, while also seeking converts in hostile territory. Gingrich is the most recognized and respected member of the GOP establishment who is defending the insurgent candidate — even as Trump rails against that same establishment. But now, it has become apparent that Gingrich is waging...
  • Hillary Clinton Wants Christians to Give Up on Bible Beliefs

    05/04/2016 12:12:57 AM PDT · by Lera · 47 replies
    Charizma News ^ | 4/28/2015 | Ron Cantor
    Hillary Clinton claims to be Christian. Barack Obama claims to be a Christian. And I am claiming to be a brain surgeon! Any takers? You see just saying, "I am a brain surgeon," doesn't mean I can perform brain surgery. I would need to back it up with a diploma and years of training. In the same way, no American will get elected president claiming, "The Bible is outdated, it's just a bunch of stories. I am a humanistic socialist at heart!" Sure the left will have no problem with that, but you can't win without independents. So the candidates...
  • Fires around Orthodox Easter torch 3 churches in 3 cities

    05/03/2016 10:19:09 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 36 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | May 2, 2016, 9:07 AM | CBS/AP
    CBS/AP May 2, 2016, 9:07 AM Fires around Orthodox Easter torch 3 churches in 3 cities Investigators in three cities are looking into large fires at Orthodox churches that occurred around the religion's Easter celebrations and caused widespread damage. The blazes in New York City, as well as Melbourne and Sydney in Australia, caused only minor injuries, according to multiple reports.
  • Shocking video of man's shooting death shows need to win war on violence, authorities say

    05/03/2016 8:17:30 PM PDT · by boycott · 34 replies
    AL.com ^ | May 03, 2016 | Carol Robinson
    28-year-old man gunned down at a Fairfield gas station earlier this month was apparently killed in a dispute over an engagement ring, and the brutal shooting was captured on store surveillance video. Adarius Elon Williams, a father of four who celebrated a birthday the day before he was killed, died April 8 in the parking lot of the Citgo station on Milstead Road. Vincent Washington, 25, and Barbara Washington, 31, are charged with murder in Williams' death. Additionally, Vincent Washington is charged with first-degree kidnapping because the woman who drove him to the gas station said she wanted to leave,...
  • Thinking the Unthinkable — A Trump White House Win (Don't Underestimate Trump Alert)

    05/03/2016 8:12:53 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 55 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 05/03/2016 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    The comforting notion that Trump is so repugnant and repulsive, and that since so many routinely mock and ridicule him as an ego maniacal babbling idiot, that in a head to head contest the smooth, articulate, well-versed consummate policy wonk Clinton will make mincemeat of him in the debates and on the campaign trail. This is dangerous. The proof of that is from the moment that Trump declared his candidacy in June, pundits, much of the media, and the GOP and Democrats laughed him off as cheap, sideshow entertainment who would wilt in the GOP debates, collapse under intense media...
  • Texas prison ban on Muslim inmate beards, caps ruled illegal

    05/03/2016 8:06:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 3, 2016 6:12 PM EDT
    A federal appeals court panel has upheld a Texas prison inmate’s right to a beard and skullcap as required by his religious beliefs. In a 32-page opinion filed Monday, a three-judge 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans unanimously upheld a lower-court ruling that David Rasheed Ali should be allowed to grow a 4-inch beard and wear a knit skullcap, called a kufi, as his faith demands. Ali is a Muslim inmate at the state’s Michael Unit in East Texas near Palestine, where he is serving four concurrent 20-year prison sentences for arson, criminal mischief and aggravated...
  • EU BORDER THREAT: Brussels to fine countries €250,000 for EVERY REFUGEE refused entry (Madness)

    05/03/2016 8:04:08 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 58 replies
    Express ^ | 5-3-2016 | Joey Millar
    BRUSSELS is set to slap EU states with eye-watering fines of €250,000 for every refugee they refuse - twisting states' arms into accepting controversial migrant quotas.The financial penalty, which would see countries who wish to retain control of their own borders fined hundreds of millions of euros, is expected to be unveiled tomorrow. With countries including Hungary refusing to accept quotas of migrants issued by the European Union, the huge financial threat has been introduced to prevent states from choosing who to accept in their countries. The deliberately high fine of €250,000 per asylum seeker will leave countries with no...
  • UN needs $80 million for schools for Palestinian refugees

    05/03/2016 7:42:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 3, 2016 9:27 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees expressed hope Tuesday that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait will come up with $80 million to ensure that 500,000 boys and girls who are refugees can start the next school year on time in August. Last year, a $101 million shortfall in the budget of the agency, known as UNRWA, almost led to a delay in starting school. […] UNRWA operates 700 schools for Palestinian refugees with 22,000 education staff in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Last year’s funding crisis almost led to a delay...
  • After Anti-Semitic Incident, Delayed Response by Harvard to Jewish Students

    05/03/2016 5:18:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/3/16 | Adam Kredo
    A group of Jewish students at Harvard received a response this afternoon to a meeting request sent to school President Drew Faust last Wednesday – only two hours after the Washington Free Beacon inquired with Faust’s office for a story about the delay in responding to the meeting request. The students first asked Faust for a meeting on April 27th, the week after an anti-Semitism scandal at Harvard received national media attention. The students sought the meeting to raise their concerns about Harvard administration policies that they believe have supported and legitimized the growth of extremist anti-Israel events, groups, and...
  • Bitmicro in Fremont fined for paying workers less than $2 an hour

    05/03/2016 7:28:44 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 3, 2016 | Wendy Lee
    Fremont tech firm Bitmicro Networks Inc. has agreed to pay about $161,268 in back wages to engineers from the Philippines after illegally paying them below the minimum wage. The agreement, detailed in a document filed Tuesday with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, was the result of a federal Department of Labor investigation that found Bitmicro had been paying some workers $1.66 an hour. The legal federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. (California’s minimum wage is higher.)
  • Prince George's Co. officer indicted for alleged abuse of his girlfriend's 3-year-old child

    05/03/2016 6:33:57 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 2 replies
    Fox5dc.com ^ | May 3, 2016 | Fox5dc.com staff
    Prince George's County Police Officer Francesco Marlett is accused of beating his girlfriend's 3-year-old child unconscious after the child supposedly made him angry. A Grand Jury returned an indictment against Marlett for second-degree child abuse Tuesday afternoon. “There is no excuse for Officer Marlett’s actions,” Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks said. “No matter what may have happened, striking a defenseless child and causing this type of injury is never acceptable.”
  • Pa. bill would require students to know American history, civics

    05/03/2016 6:24:37 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 22 replies
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Two state lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require Pennsylvania’s high school students to have a basic understanding of American history and civics before graduating. House Bill 1858 would require that students pass a test on 100 basic facts from the United States Citizenship Civics Test, the test all immigrants must pass when applying for U.S. citizenship.
  • In N.Y., White House poised to create first monument to gay rights struggle

    05/03/2016 6:08:07 PM PDT · by upchuck · 29 replies
    Wash Post ^ | May 3, 2016 | Juliet Eilperin
    President Obama is poised to declare the first-ever national monument recognizing the struggle for gay rights, singling out a sliver of green space and part of the surrounding Greenwich Village neighborhood as the birthplace of America’s modern gay liberation movement... Protests at the site, which lasted for six days, began in the early morning of June 28, 1969 after police raided the Stonewall Inn, which was frequented by gay men. While patrons of the bar, which is still in operation today in half of its original space, had complied in the past with these crackdowns, that time it sparked a...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Frozen Treat Are You Quiz - Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    05/03/2016 6:01:10 PM PDT · by LUV W · 112 replies
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  • CNN awards Trump 51 of 57 delegates with 54% reporting in Indiana

    05/03/2016 5:23:08 PM PDT · by GilGil · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/3/2016 | CNN
    2016 Election Center!
  • Twin Cities Man Has Microchips Implanted In Skin

    05/03/2016 4:34:16 PM PDT · by daisy12 · 10 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | May 2, 2016 | Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s something you’ve likely seen in the movies — it’s something you may not know is also happening in real life. People are getting chips implanted into their hands in an effort to make daily life a little bit easier. From opening doors to making contacts to sending emails — a growing group of people are all-in. People here in the Twin Cities are embracing the extra-personal technology. Set in the far-off year of 2021 is the 1995 film “Johnny Mneumonic.” A movie that inspired a boy named Tim Shank, growing up in Indiana. --snip-- But experiments...
  • Man Follows Woman Into Restroom Over 'Perceived' Gender

    05/03/2016 4:29:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | May 1, 2016 | Reginald Hardwick
    "You didn't look like a girl when I saw you enter," man saysA North Texas woman said she was followed into a public restroom at a hospital by a man who didn't believe she was female. Jessica Rush said it happened last Thursday while she was being treated for an injured arm at Baylor Medical Center in Frisco. Rush, who is from The Colony, said she was about to enter a stall when she noticed a man following her into the restroom. "It scared me at first," said Rush. "My first thought was I'm about to be attacked because...
  • Men have gender changes because women have won battle of sexes - Fay Weldon

    05/03/2016 3:59:56 PM PDT · by billorites · 14 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 3, 3026 | Tom Whitehead
    Women have won the battle of the sexes to such an extent that men are now having sex changes to be them, according to outspoken author Fay Weldon. But the 84-year-old said men do more work and invent things and an all-woman society would have resulted in “lots of nice cushions” and no television. Ms Weldon risked further outrage by claiming women who are anorexic are just “just girls who don’t want to grow up” and have periods. The comments come after fellow author Ian McEwan last week attacked the idea of people choosing their identity “off the shelf” and...
  • Obama reportedly to designate Stonewall Inn area as gay rights national monument

    05/03/2016 3:44:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2016 | Victor Morton
    President Obama will reportedly mark Pride Month by designating a part of the Greenwich neighborhood surrounding the Stonewall Inn as the nation’s first gay-rights national monument.
  • Dem AG Targets 90 Conservative Groups in Climate Change Racketeering Suit

    05/03/2016 3:04:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 3, 2016, 5:10 PM | BY Lachlan Markay
    Subpoena demands Exxon correspondence with Heritage, Cato, Mercatus, Hoover, and Reason, among others The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents. In a subpoena issued in March, the office of USVI attorney general Claude Walker demanded from Exxon Mobil copies of communications between the oil company and 90 different political and policy organizations “and any other organizations engaged in research or advocacy concerning Climate Change or policies.”
  • Loyal dogs refuse to leave side of dying baby girl at hospital

    05/03/2016 2:00:45 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    telegraph .uk ^ | 3 MAY 2016 | Mark Molloy
    Nora Hall with the family's pet dogs.A family’s loyal basset hounds have refused to leave the side of a dying baby girl who suffered a major stroke. Nora Hall’s mother Mary Hall wrote on Facebook: “My daughter had a stroke on April 6. We have been at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis since then. She is not going to survive. “They allowed us to have our bassets here in the last couple of days because they are so attached to her.” “Our hearts are so completely broken. We have been praying so hard for a miracle. We tried so very...
  • Tupac Shakur’s mother, Afeni Shakur Davis, dies in Marin County

    05/03/2016 1:23:43 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 3, 2016 | Kale Williams
    Afeni Shakur Davis, political activist, philanthropist and mother of the renowned rapper Tupac Shakur, died in Marin County Monday night at the age of 69, authorities said. Sheriff’s deputies responded to Davis’ home in Sausalito just after 9:30 p.m. on reports she may have suffered cardiac arrest, said Lt. Doug Pittman a spokesman for the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Meet the Arab-American Muslim Who Supports Trump!

    05/03/2016 12:30:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, 3 May 2016 | Tarek Ali Ahmad
    You don’t come by a lot of Arab Muslims who support US presidential candidate Donald Trump these days. With a cloud of controversy following his campaign trail, Trump has gathered a mass of hate and dislike from Arabs and Americans alike. One person that stands out is Lebanese-American Nedal Tamer, who immigrated to the United States from Lebanon in 1997, and is a full-on Trump supporter. “If you love this country [USA], then you support this man. I will say this to any Arabic Muslim; if you love this country then you support this man,” Tamer told Al Arabiya English....
  • Canadian ordered out of Nepal after criticizing government on social media

    05/03/2016 12:16:03 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 8 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/3/16
    A Canadian living and working in Nepal who criticized the government on social media has been ordered to leave the country within two days, a Nepali official said on Tuesday. Robert Penner, a computer programmer working for CloudFactory, an outsourcing company, was arrested by police at his office on Monday and taken to the Department of Immigration for questioning. Penner confirmed that he had been ordered to leave on his Twitter account. He criticized the Nepal government on social media during unrest that followed the passing of Nepal's constitution last year and he denounced the recent arrest and detention of...
  • Meet the Radical Professors Opposed to Renaming a Public Law School for Justice Scalia

    05/03/2016 11:37:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 3, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    A group of undergraduate professors at George Mason University are leading the charge to oppose renaming the law school after late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. A public Virginia university, GMU received a $30,000,000 pledge to rename the law school. However, the George Mason faculty senate -- which is not a law school body -- passed a resolution opposing the name change. The reasons the GMU faculty senate opposed the well-funded name change included the following: The memorializing of a Supreme Court Justice who was a significant contributor to the polarized climate in this country that runs counter to...
  • Rep. Speier Reads Children’s Book about Transgender Youth on House Floor

    05/03/2016 11:30:26 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 37 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/3/16
    ep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) joined a nationwide day of readings of “I Am Jazz” Thursday by reading the controversial children’s book that chronicles the life of a biological boy, Jazz Jennings, who identifies as a girl. “All across the country today teachers, librarians, and parents will be reading the book ‘I Am Jazz,’ a children’s book about transgender youth, co-written by Jazz Jennings, pictured here, and Jessica Herthel,” Speier said, explaining that “last year legal threats from the anti-LGBTQ hate group forced the school in Wisconsin to cancel plans to read this book to support a transgender student.”
  • Transgender Activist: Bathroom Issue ‘A Ginned Up Problem’ – ‘We’re Being Bullied’

    05/03/2016 11:26:20 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 48 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/3/16
    Mara Keisling, executive director of National Center for Transgender Equality, told C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Monday that North Carolina’s transgender bathroom law is “a ginned up problem” and that the transgender community is “being bullied.” “It is a ginned up problem that really has trans people baffled and concerned, because we didn’t do anything. We didn’t do anything to anybody, and now we’re being bullied,” said Keisling.
  • Denying the Obvious: Our Tax Dollars at Work at the NCTC

    05/03/2016 10:13:29 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 3 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 3 May 16 | Christopher W. Holton
    I just got through reading the US National Counterterrorism Center’s “Counterterrorism Digest” for 20-26 April 2016. I am posting this to make a point. The Digest is 18 pages long and contains information on terrorist incidents and the like from around the world. But perhaps the Digest is more significant for what it does NOT include than for what it includes.
  • Poll: Trump up to 56 percent nationally

    05/03/2016 10:03:29 AM PDT · by GilGil · 20 replies
    Politicico ^ | 5/3/2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Donald Trump reached a new high among Republicans in a national NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll released Tuesday. The real estate mogul has 56 percent support, more than doubling his advantage over Ted Cruz, who sits at 22 percent. John Kasich rounds out the survey with 14 percent support. An additional 7 percent remain undecided. Trump is the only Republican candidate with any mathematical path to securing the GOP nomination outright, though Cruz and Kasich are hoping to emerge as the nominee at a contested convention in July should Trump fall short of the requisite 1,237 delegates.
  • Pregnant Women Dumped By Covered California Into Medi-Cal, Without Notice Or Consent

    05/03/2016 9:33:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | May 3, 2016 | By Emily Bazar
    Lynn Kersey has some advice for pregnant women who bought health insurance policies from Covered California and want to keep them: Don't report your pregnancy to the agency. Why? Two of Kersey's clients with Covered California health plans recently were thrown into Medi-Cal - the state's health program for low-income residents - without their consent or prior notice after they reported their pregnancies to the state's health insurance exchange. The two women are among about 1,900 across the state who were automatically transferred from the exchange to Medi-Cal since October, even though they were supposed to have the option to...
  • Universities Against Regulation… Of Themselves

    05/03/2016 9:18:32 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 29, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academics found something they don't want the government to regulate when they looked in the mirror. "Last year, for example, the Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education—formed in 2013 at the behest of a bipartisan group of U.S. senators and comprised of top university officials from around the country—released a stunning indictment of what it called the 'jungle of red tape' produced by the Education Department," Jenna Ashley Robinson and Jesse Saffron reported on The Pope Center's web site. "The report cited analysis from George Mason's Mercatus Center that showed federal higher education mandates increased by 56 percent...
  • Man Hijacks Metrobus; Pedestrian Fatally Struck: Police (Armed Teens Hijack DC Metro Bus)

    05/03/2016 9:07:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 28 replies
    NBC Washington DC ^ | 03 MAY 16 | News staff
    A man attacked a Metrobus driver with a weapon and hijacked his bus Tuesday morning, D.C. police said. The bus then struck a pedestrian, who later died. It's not clear where the bus was taken from, but police say the bus in now stopped at a gas station in the 4300 block of Minnesota Avenue in Northeast Washington. Police say the suspect got on the bus and attacked the bus driver with a weapon. The driver managed to get off the bus, but suffered a back injury in the process. He is expected to be OK. The suspect then drove...
  • Angry Woman In Walmart Throws A Fit Over Man Using Food Stamps (video)

    05/03/2016 8:58:10 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 108 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 5/2/2016 | Ed Mazza
    <p>Video posted on YouTube shows a woman at a Walmart store loudly berating a man who was paying for his groceries with food stamps.</p> <p>As a child sits in the man’s shopping cart looking on, the woman complains about how she is paying for his food with her tax money.</p>
  • Mao's Cultural Revolution Bred Capitalism

    05/03/2016 8:48:53 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 3, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution during the 1960s was a disastrous failure and it created a capitalist society in rural China, noted one professor at an event held by the Cato Institute. Humanities professor Frank Dikotter, who works at the University of Hong Kong, noted that capitalism sprang up from the ashes of the Cultural Revolution, where millions were killed by Mao's communist regime. The Cultural Revolution didn't spontaneously appear, Dikotter said, as others believe. In fact, the Cultural Revolution began in 1962 until 1966, where a "socialist education campaign enforced by Mao" took place in Chinese schools. Dikotter pointed out,...
  • Globally Warm Public Schools

    05/03/2016 8:16:34 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 30, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Global warming alarmists who claim that the science is settled on climate change are partially right: Public schools have reached a verdict on it. "A nationwide survey of 1,500 U.S. middle and high school science teachers, conducted by the National Center for Science Education and published in the February 12 issue of Science, found half of the teachers who discuss climate change in the classroom ignore evidence of the role of natural factors," H. Sterling Burnett writes in School Reform News. "The survey found approximately 70 percent of middle school and 87 percent of high school science teachers discuss global...
  • San Francisco Survey: 34% of Bay area residents want to leave

    05/03/2016 8:14:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/03/2016 | Rick Moran
    For my money, San Francisco is the most beautiful city in America. But that hardly matters to residents fighting sky high housing costs, traffic gridlock, and a quality of life that has been declining in recent years. A survey by the Bay Area Council reveals that 34% of residents would leave the city if they could. Surprisingly, those who have moved to the city in the last 5 years are more likely to look for greener pastures. CNBC: "We can whine about this, or we can win by solving our traffic and housing problems," Carl Guardino, president of the...
  • The British Left’s ‘Jewish Problem’

    05/03/2016 8:07:24 AM PDT · by NRx · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05-03-2016 | Kenan Malik
    LONDON — It has, admitted Sadiq Khan, the Labour Party’s candidate in the election this week for London mayor, become “more difficult for Londoners of Jewish faith to feel that the Labour Party is a place for them.” In recent days, the Labour Party has been embroiled in a furious dispute over the attitudes of some members toward Jews. Two leading figures, Naseem Shah, a member of Parliament for a Bradford constituency, and Ken Livingstone, a former London mayor and a member of Labour’s National Executive Committee, were suspended from the party for what were condemned as anti-Semitic remarks. Ms....
  • Clinton Versus Trump - Persuasion Scores (Hillary in the toilet)

    05/03/2016 8:02:36 AM PDT · by GilGil · 15 replies
    Dilbert.com ^ | 5/3/2016 | Scott Adams
    Then came the image of an actual “woman card” designed to capitalize on Clinton’s successful counterpunch. When something is working, you do more of it. But…maybe you should not do it…this way. Let’s start with the fact that the design features a symbol from a restroom door. Just as the Clinton slogan unintentionally linked LOVE and TRUMP, the restroom symbol literally makes your brain associate Clinton with…a toilet.
  • Social Security: Why Congress is messing with your benefits

    05/03/2016 7:55:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/03/2016 | Lawrence Kotlikoff
    Politicians describe Social Security as "the third rail," meaning that enacting any benefit cuts will kill them politically. But this is precisely what they voted to do under the Bipartisan Budget Bill of 2015. The bill reduced the benefits of married couples and divorcees who were younger than 62 as of Jan. 2 by up to $60,000. Even $25,000 is a lot of money for most workers, given that the median household income is about $50,000. The new law prevents most people who reach age 66 from providing spousal benefits to their spouse or children while letting their own retirement...
  • Cyndi Lauper on Her Country Album, Donald Trump, Hanging With Lady Gaga

    05/03/2016 7:01:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 5/2/16 | Brian Hiatt
    Before Cyndi Lauper was a solo artist – before the blue eyeliner, Captain Lou and those "whoa-whoa-whoas" on "We Are the World" – she fronted- the rockabilly-tinged band Blue Angel.... As an Apprentice veteran, what do you think of a potential Trump presidency? Of course, you're going to ask me a f****** political question. At the time I said he seemed nice because he had nice children, and that I wish I was so smart that I could get people to work that stinking hard and just show up and wave and say, "OK, you're fired!" But you don't go...
  • Legal driving concerns for cross-dressing man

    05/03/2016 6:43:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 5/3/16 | Patrick Fraser
    Now here is a legal question you may have never heard: If a man likes to dress as a woman, can he be arrested while driving for impersonating a woman? It's one man's concern, and Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser has the cross-dressing answer. Some interviews begin a little differently than others. Terry Richards: "When I first tried on a slip, I was 13. And next time, there was a bra hanging up, 'Oh, let me try that on.'" ....Terry Richards: "I'm not gay. I'm a heterosexual male who enjoys wearing women's clothes." Terry has always enjoyed dressing as...
  • 'Burning Man for the 1%': the desert party for the tech elite, with Eric Schmidt in a top hat

    05/03/2016 6:42:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 5/2/2016 | Nellie Bowles
    A red Ferrari with the top down swerved past on the winding dirt road, heading to what looked like a small Mars encampment. Helicopters landed on the side of the road and greeters darted across. At a farmers’ market with overflowing baskets full of raspberries, watermelons, and focaccia, I asked for a mango, and the farmer started cutting it in half for me: “That’ll be $7.” This weekend, outside Las Vegas, a group of Burning Man veterans put on a festival called Further Future, now in its second year. Across 49 acres of Native American land over three days, with...