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  • One Night in Florida (a liberal Canadian finally gets it - kinda)

    11/24/2017 6:05:47 PM PST · by mkleesma
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 11/22/17 | JEAN BLACKLOCK
    It's been over a year since the American election and what we hear in Canada coming from our old neighbour to the South is a thrum of discontent, not really about any single issue (they change so fast), more like baleful glaring across a great divide on everything. Some days, we read news from the United States and congratulate ourselves on our tolerance and inclusiveness, on our Prime Minister's socks, on our acting in a way that the States doesn't seem to know how to do. But mostly, it feels as if we've lost something that we didn't know we...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops! ~ 25 November 2017

    11/24/2017 6:05:11 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 2 replies
    Our Troops Rock and Are The BEST!! | The Canteen DJ's
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  • Nobel literature academy ensnarled in #MeToo sex scandal wave

    11/24/2017 5:38:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11-24-17 | Gaël BRANCHEREAU, Helene DAUSCHY
    The paper broke the news on Tuesday when it published the testimony of 18 women claiming to have been assaulted or raped by one of the most influential figures in Stockholm's cultural scene. - 'Everyone has always known'- The accused man's name has not been published in the media due to Swedish laws on the presumption of innocence. But his identity is generally known by the public as he is a high-profile person in cultural circles and his name has appeared in online chat forums discussing the issue. He did not respond to AFP's request for a comment, though he...
  • TIME Honors Hillary Clinton's 'What Happened' As 'Top Non-Fiction Book' of the Year

    11/24/2017 5:20:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | September 24, 2017 | Tim Graham
    Time magazine is already celebrating their Best of 2017, and their favorite "Non-Fiction" book of the year is....Hillary Clinton's campaign memoir What Happened. Time assistant managing editor Claire Howorth gushed, "Clinton offers one answer to the question that rang collectively from more than half the country on Nov. 9, 2016. The writing is frank, reflective and a piece of modern history." It came complete with buying instructions from Amazon, and Hillary Clinton quickly tweeted out how "honored" she was: "I loved writing this book, & I’m honored to be in such great company on this list!" Number two on the...
  • Woman Mistaken For Deer And Shot Dead While Walking Her Dogs: Report

    11/24/2017 4:59:57 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 67 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 24, 2017 | Greg Price
    A hunter fatally shot a New York woman after sundown on Wednesday after apparently mistaking her for a deer, local officials said. The hunter, identified as 34-year-old Thomas Jadlowski, was not charged in the shooting, though he violated state law by hunting after sunset when he killed Rosemary Billquist, 43, who was walking her dogs in a field near the Pennsylvania border around 5:30 p.m. Jadlowski killed her with a pistol, the Chautauqua County sheriff’s office said, according to The Guardian. He apparently claimed that he thought Billquist was a deer when he fired about 200 yards away, according to...
  • TIME Man of the Year (my title)

    11/24/2017 2:51:54 PM PST · by abb · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 24, 2017 | Donald J. Trump
    Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named “Man (Person) of the Year,” like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!
  • Denzel Washington Says Upbringing and Lack of Father Figures not the Justice System are to [Trunc]

    11/24/2017 2:37:59 PM PST · by Cecily · 56 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | November 24, 2017
    Denzel Washington says upbringing and a lack of father figures are to blame for many young men ending up in jail. The Oscar winner, 62, was speaking at the premiere of his latest film, Roman J. Israel, Esq., in which he stars as an idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when his partner, the firm's front man, dies. Asked if the film made him feel more cynical about the justice system, the star replied: 'It starts at home.'
  • Malibu church pressured to end homeless dinners, with some saying it lures needy to upscale city

    11/24/2017 1:42:31 PM PST · by RightGeek · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov. 24, 2017 | Gale Holland
    For 17 years, religious groups fed homeless people, and the city and private donors put up hundreds of thousands of dollars for social workers to find them housing and services. But Malibu United Methodist Church — facing pressure from the city — in recent weeks took a U-turn, deciding twice-weekly dinners for homeless people would stop after Thanksgiving. The cutoff came after city officials summoned organizers and suggested they were attracting more homeless people and making the problem worse. ... After the Metro's Expo Line opened to Santa Monica last year, neighbors began complaining of mentally ill and rough-looking characters...
  • One in five women are childless at 45 and they are having fewer offspring than ever (UK)

    11/24/2017 12:55:23 PM PST · by Simon Green · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/24/17 | Tim Sculthorpe
    Women are having fewer children than ever before and more are staying childless, new data reveals today. Women who turned 45 in 2016 had an average of 1.80 children, down from 2.21 for their mothers' generation, who turned 45 in 1944. The same generation also had fewer children by their 30th birthday, suggesting women are having children later in life. Women who turned 45 last year had 1.06 children by 30 compared to 1.8 in their mother's generation. In total, 18 per cent of women who turned 45 last year had no children at all, compared with 11 per cent...
  • Many college students going hungry, need donated food groceries, food stamps.

    11/24/2017 11:55:31 AM PST · by Az Joe · 92 replies
    SF GATE ^ | 11/23/2017 | Nanette Asimov
    I thought there was a work requirement in order to get food stamps.
  • Transhumanism And The Future Of Humanity: 7 Ways The World Will Change By 2030

    11/24/2017 10:57:31 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/20/17 | Sarwant Singh
    Companies today are strategizing about future investments and technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, or growth around new business models. While many of these trends will make for solid investments for the next 5-10 years, fewer companies are considering the revolutionary convergence of disparate trends pulled from technology, behavioral and societal changes, and medical advances to understand how they will converge to transform society. This transformation will be messy, complex, and sometimes scary, but signals already point to a future of humanity that will blur our identities into “transhumanism.” A few of the trends that emerged from...
  • Is A Big, Blue Wave Forming Off The Political Coast?

    11/24/2017 10:41:23 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 54 replies
    npr ^ | 11/24/17 | Mara Liasson (White House Press Corpse)
    Democrats' success in this month's elections was bigger than expected, and was fueled in part by strong opposition to President Trump... We asked Republicans and Democrats what the off-year elections could mean... 1. Good news for Democrats ....The Democratic base was energized [in Virginia]. The 2008 Obama coalition of millennials, minorities, single women and affluent educated suburbanites...] 2....can the lessons of Virginia work in states like Missouri and Indiana? ....there were limits to the Democratic victory in Virginia. They got their own coalition out, but they didn't make inroads with the Trump vote.... 3. Democrats need a message that resonates...
  • WaPo Reporter Janell Ross Gave Strategy Briefing at Secret Dem Gathering

    11/24/2017 10:38:55 AM PST · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Nov 2017 | John Nolte
    Washington Post reporter Janelle Ross sat on a panel at a secret gathering of Democrats where she offered strategic advice, according to a report by the Washington Free Beacon. Left-wing billionaire George Soros was also in attendance. Ross presents herself and is presented by the Post as an objective journalist. She primarily covers politics and race, and much of her focus is on the Trump administration. Nevertheless, Ross’s Twitter feed is that of a left-wing activist, and back in 2015, with no evidence, Ross smeared then-presidential candidate Jeb Bush in such a sleazy way, even MSNBC felt the need to...
  • McPeak speaks: Maverick Air Force chief completes trilogy of memoirs

    11/24/2017 10:12:58 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 18 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 22 Nov 1017 | Carl PrineCarl PrineContact Reporter
    By his own admission, Merrill “Tony” McPeak was the farthest thing from a faceless bureaucrat. The 14th chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, Gen. McPeak retired 23 years ago, capping a military career that began in 1957 after he graduated from San Diego State University. Recalled today as a gruff gadfly who tried to reshape the Air Force in the wake of the Soviet Union’s collapse, he recently returned to San Diego on a barnstorming book tour for “Roles and Missions,” the final memoir in a trilogy that began with “Hangar Flying” and “Below the Zone.” While those...
  • The History of Sex In America, Part 1

    11/24/2017 10:09:55 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies ^ | Nov 24, 2017 | Ann Coulter
    "Spotlight on sexual harassment moves victims to break silence" "Women Drawing the Line" "The Evolving Concept of Sexual Harassment" Thousands and thousands of headlines like these appeared in newspapers across the country -- back in 1991. Spare us the self-righteousness, millennials. Just as every new generation thinks it discovered sex, refusing to wonder how they came kicking and screaming into the world, apparently the new thing is for every generation to think it discovered sexual harassment. Historical note for my younger readers: George Washington didn't grab women's breasts or force them to watch him masturbate. There have been tectonic shifts...
  • Justin Trudeau apologizes to N.L. residential school survivors

    11/24/2017 10:09:35 AM PST · by jerod · 19 replies
    CBC News ^ | Nov 24, 2017 | By Geoff Bartlett
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formally apologized to former students of Newfoundland and Labrador residential schools on Friday, acknowledging his words alone are not enough to heal the wounds of the past. Standing before an audience of hundreds in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador Friday morning, Trudeau said the apology was long overdue, and a stain on the relationship between the Indigenous people of Newfoundland and Labrador and those non-Indigenous individuals who claimed to be educating them. "The treatment of Indigenous children in residential schools is a dark and shameful chapter in our country's history," he said in his address. "For...
  • Upside-Down Christmas Trees Are a Political Disgrace,

    11/24/2017 9:43:33 AM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 44 replies
    NewsWeek via Yahoo! ^ | 11-24-2017 | Julia Glum
    ...In a segment on Fox & Friends, host Pete Hegseth opened a discussion about trendy inverted decorations by linking them to the so-called war on Christmas, a rallying cry for some evangelicals and Republicans who argue politically correct culture is hurting American values. Hegseth wondered aloud whether having a traditional, right-side-up Christmas tree was part of those values and then asked Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski what he thought. ~~SNIP~~ “It’s like an upside-down world. It’s like Seinfeld, the bizarro world. Like you can be a U.S. senator after groping people on a picture and nobody has any...
  • Hints that Flynn's Team Is Now Cooperating With Mueller Investigation

    11/24/2017 9:33:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | November 24, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's team of lawyers will no longer be working with Trump's defense team during special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling. They had been sharing information up until this point.That may mean, The New York Times muses, that Flynn's team is cooperating with the Mueller investigation. The only reason for the split would be a conflict of interest.The Times reportedly has four sources to confirm the split. If true and Flynn is cooperating with Mueller, it could result in a much more scrutinized look into the Trump campaign. A deal with Mr. Flynn would...
  • California Jobs and Housing

    11/24/2017 9:26:27 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 18 replies
    Palo Alto Daily News ^ | 11/24/17 | Anon
  • Trump wants to end welfare as Bill Clinton knows it (Libtard trigger alert)

    11/24/2017 9:16:28 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 24, 2017
    Overhauling welfare was one of the defining goals of Bill Clinton’s presidency, starting with a campaign promise to "end welfare as we know it," continuing with a bitter policy fight and producing change that remains hotly debated 20 years later. Now, President Donald Trump wants to put his stamp on the welfare system, apparently in favor of a more restrictive policy. He says "people are taking advantage of the system." Trump, who has been signaling interest in the issue for some time, said this past week that he wants to tackle the issue after the tax overhaul he is seeking...