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  • 'Real Indian' challenging Elizabeth Warren must remove signs calling her a fake Indian, city says

    04/24/2018 6:39:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 4/24/18 | SCOTT BERSON
    The words, emblazoned on two signs that hang off U.S. Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai's campaign bus, appear next to two images: one of a stoic Ayyadurai looking into the camera, and another of a closeup of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wearing a Native American headdress. Ayyadurai, a 54-year-old scientist born in Bombay, India, told the Washington Times the city of Camridge, Mass., had ordered him to remove the signs because they were placed "without approvals and permits." He believes this was instead a case of the city trying to clamp down on his right to free speech. “This is a...
  • Clarence Page: The Democrats’ lawsuit isn't as nutty as it sounds

    04/24/2018 2:44:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 24, 2018 | by Clarence Page
    When you don’t know what else to do, sue. To critics in both major national parties, the Democratic National Committee seemed to be following that dubious legal advice by filing a lawsuit last week that alleges collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Some from both parties ridiculed the suit as a distraction from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and the cash-strapped DNC’s rebuilding efforts as midterm elections approach. Trump has a long record of threatening more court fights than he actually wages. You might recall his similar promises to sue the publisher of Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury”...
  • California to 'whiplash' between drought, floods: study

    04/24/2018 3:01:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 24/4/18 | Mariette LeRoux
    Paris (AFP) - California will zigzag between droughts and floods which will become more intense and more frequent in the coming decades unless global emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases are checked, researchers said Monday. The Golden State has already experienced a rapid rise in such "whiplash" events -- careering from a record multi-year drought between 2012 and 2016, to heavy flooding in the winter of 2016-17. The situation will worsen as the global climate alters due to mankind's voracious burning of coal, oil, and gas for energy, a team wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change. They projected that wet-to-dry...
  • Jordan Peterson- "Personal political beliefs are largely determined by temperament & personality"

    04/16/2018 2:51:17 PM PDT · by Voption · 36 replies
    Youtube/Peterson/Carelton Place Arena ^ | June 2017 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    "Conservatism has all-too-often found itself unable to articulate a coherent positive doctrine. By this I mean specifically that the laudable conservative tendency to preserve the best of past has too-often manifested itself in a series of "thou shalt not" statements, instead of laying out a manifesto of fundamental values that might serve to unite people around a set of common ambitions. I am attempting to rectify this problem with this statement of principles, some of which I believe might have the additional virtue of being attractive to young people, looking for mature and forthright purpose and responsibility. I am not...
  • Prince Harry Allegedly 'Furious' As Michelle Obama Was Not Invited To His Wedding On May 19

    04/16/2018 4:38:40 PM PDT · by ethom · 147 replies
    The Inquisitor & UK Mirror ^ | April 16 2018 | Louise Bonquin
    Prince Harry Allegedly Furious As Michelle Obama Was Not Invited To His Wedding On May 19, ‘Mirror’ Reports Prince Harry reportedly wants to invite the Obamas, but he can't so he is not happy about it. Louise Bonquin Michelle Obama and her husband, Barack, were not invited to the royal wedding, and it has been claimed that this made Prince Harry furious. It was said that the prince was very disappointed as his close friends were excluded from the wedding guest list when he and Meghan want them to be there. According to the Mirror, Prince Harry felt this way...
  • Have you guys seen this!!!

    04/15/2018 4:47:22 PM PDT · by PetroniusMaximus · 40 replies
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  • Obama Foundation relies on repeat donors in first quarter

    04/14/2018 7:21:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 13, 2018 | by Lolly Bowean
    The Obama Foundation saw its largest donations so far this year come from repeat contributors who pledged to give even more money toward the organization’s vision, records show. The Crown Family, which owns a stake of the Chicago Bulls, real estate mogul and gay rights activist Mel Heifetz, and the Ford Foundation have made large million-dollar contributions before but agreed to repeat donations of more than $1 million each. The Obama Foundation reported one new donor of more than $1 million: Iger Bay Foundation, which is affiliated with the Disney family. The Obama Foundation was also given more than $250,000...
  • Trump's incoherent, dangerous policy on Syria, as laid out in tweets

    04/11/2018 7:47:48 PM PDT · by Mariner · 40 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 11th, 2018 | James Kitfield
    On Wednesday, a day of growing peril in a part of the world where Russian and American forces sometimes confront each other, the president who campaigned on never telegraphing his intensions to adversaries decided to taunt Russia with the threat of a missile attack. “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria,” President Trump tweeted Wednesday morning as an anxious world watched to see if the Syrian crisis will escalate out of control. “Get ready, Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart.’” President Trump’s tweets fly in the face of the norms...
  • Keeping Assad and Putin guessing, Trump would make Carl von Clausewitz proud........

    04/10/2018 10:39:51 PM PDT · by caww · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 10, 2018 | Tom Rogan
    First off, by waiting to strike, the U.S. keeps Syrian air defense forces in a state of very high readiness and forces Assad to continue guessing whether the U.S. knows where his high-value assets have been relocated. At the tactical level (front line Syrian military units) and strategic level (Assad and his commanders), the U.S. approach here means significant stress and abundant fear. This matters because effective military force and strategy is largely determined by the ability of individuals to operate effectively. But if individuals are fearful and exhausted, their operability will suffer. Even if marginally, this mitigates the threat...
  • What happened: Did Russian troll farm's fake Hillary Clinton sex tape swing the election?

    04/10/2018 8:16:35 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    Twitchy / NBC News ^ | April 10, 2018
    Hillary Clinton already offered up 512 pages of excuses for her 2016 election loss in "What Happened," and she's added to those reasons in TV appearances and speeches around the world. But so far we haven’t heard her bring up a fake sex tape allegedly pushed by Russian trolls. NBC News has the exclusive. Exclusive: Russia's troll farm pushed a fake Hillary Clinton sex tape on Reddit, Imgur, Pornhub, SpankBang. Over 250,000 people saw it. And it's still up on the internet. ... 6:50 PM - Apr 10, 2018 [Snip] Full disclosure: the existence of a "Hillary sex tape" is...
  • Study Finds Carbon Pricing Can Be Fair And Effective

    04/10/2018 8:06:39 AM PDT · by Rio · 26 replies ^ | 4/10/2018 | Catherine Sbeglia
    No one wants to pay unfair prices for something, particularly when that something used to be free. While putting a price on carbon, in the form of a tax or fee, could offer environmental benefits, many question if some people would struggle to pay this tax, or if it’s “right” to charge people for the gas at all. However, a study conducted by 11 different research teams showed that carbon taxes can actually be both effective at curbing greenhouse gas emissions and fair to the tax payer. The researchers claim that depending on the exact mechanism chosen, it is possible...
  • Americans Still Aren’t Moving to Canada: No Evidence Trump is Driving Residents North

    04/10/2018 7:06:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/10/2018 | by J.J. McCulloagh
    When assessing the motives of migrants, the press can only seem to tell one of two stories: If they’re leaving the Third World, they’re escaping poverty; if they’re leaving the First World, they’re escaping politics.Canada has emerged as a favored backdrop for the latter sort of storytelling as of late, with any and all movements of peoples across the U.S.–Canadian border now reliably slotted into larger media narratives contrasting the supposed hell of Donald Trump’s regime with the heaven of Justin Trudeau’s. Lazy, Trump-centric characterizations of the multi-dimensional, long-running problem of American-based refugees crossing illegally into Canada is but one...
  • Yulia Skripal leaves British hospital five weeks after nerve agent attack

    04/10/2018 7:11:53 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/10/2018 | Peter Nicholls
    SALISBURY, England (Reuters) - Yulia Skripal has left hospital more than five weeks after she and her father, a former Russian spy, were poisoned with a nerve agent in an attack that has sparked one of the biggest crises in the West’s relations with the Kremlin since the Cold War. -snip- The Skripals were in a critical condition for weeks and doctors at one point feared, even if they survived, they might have suffered brain damage. But the Skripals’ health since then has begun to improve rapidly. Yulia, 33, has been discharged from Salisbury District Hospital, Christine Blanshard, medical director...
  • Did Assad Really Help Build ISIS? An Examination of the Evidence

    04/10/2018 6:06:27 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 33 replies
    History x ISIS ^ | January 18, 2017 | michael degerald
    OVERVIEW This article uses publicly available evidence from 2003-2010 to explore the accusation that Bashar al Assad and the Syrian government deliberately supported Al-Qaeda jihadis in Syria so they could carry out attacks in Iraq. As these years were the formative ones for ISIS, then known by a series of different names, the evidence strongly, but not conclusively, points to Syria having helped ISIS form. There is no evidence that Syria intended for the jihadi group to grow into what it has become, but rather that Syria seems to have supported it for short-term, strategic ends. Late last fall, a...
  • Why we can't comprehend climate change

    04/10/2018 6:45:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 9, 2018 | by Meara Sharma
    A decade ago, the environmental philosopher Timothy Morton invented a new word: hyperobject. It describes something so "massively distributed in time and space relative to humans" that it eludes our understanding. The best example of a hyperobject is climate change. Its scale confounds our perception. It is everywhere-"viscous," as Morton has it - and yet it is hard to see directly. Its implications are so great that they verge on unthinkable. William T. Vollmann's new book, "No Immediate Danger," tussles with the comprehension-defying nature of climate change. It is a 600-page amalgam of scientific history, cultural criticism, mathematical experiments, risk-benefit...
  • Did this ancient civilization avoid war for 2000 years?

    04/10/2018 3:50:41 AM PDT · by Cronos · 111 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 2014 | Annilee Newitz
    The Harappan civilization dominated the Indus River valley beginning about five thousand years ago, many of its massive cities sprawling at the edges of rivers that still flow through Pakistan and India today. But its culture remains a mystery. Why did it leave behind no representations of great leaders, nor of warfare? Archaeologists have long wondered whether the Harappan civilization could actually have thrived for roughly 2,000 years without any major wars or leadership cults. Obviously people had conflicts, sometimes with deadly results — graves reveal ample skull injuries caused by blows to the head. But there is no evidence...
  • Melania Trump Reportedly May Never Divorce Donald Trump(vows to 'stay no matter what, tough it out')

    04/09/2018 12:50:58 PM PDT · by ethom · 36 replies
    The Inqusitor ^ | April 9 2018 | Joanne Eglash
    As reports emerge surrounding President Donald Trump’s alleged affairs, some are speculating that it’s only a matter of time before his wife, Melania Trump, files for divorce. But despite the allegations that Trump had affairs with adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, a new report claims that Melania won’t ever divorce the president. However, Melania’s refusal to split from Trump should not be interpreted as a sign of weakness or submissive acceptance of the president’s alleged affairs, say insiders cited by Yahoo. Even though Melania reportedly feels that Trump broke her one don’t-go-there rule for...
  • To Answer Assad's Latest Atrocity, Trump Should Go No-Fly

    04/09/2018 1:22:18 PM PDT · by firebrand · 84 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 9, 2018 | NY Post editorial board
    President Trump was instantly tweeting tough about Bashar al-Assad’s latest atrocity, the gassing of civilians in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta. But America’s response this time should be more than Trump’s answer to Assad’s use of chemical weapons a year ago. It’s time for Washington to declare a no-fly zone in Syria east of the Euphrates, the region Trump freed from ISIS occupation. Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies don’t deserve to win the fruits of America’s war there, nor should Turkey be allowed to take its insane vendetta against the Kurds into an area the Trump administration liberated. If America...
  • GOP Strategist Steve Schmidt Rips ‘Imbecile’ Trump For Trade War

    04/08/2018 4:54:40 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 95 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 4, 2018 | Caleb Ecarma
    Republican strategist Steve Schmidt tore into Donald Trump while appearing on MSNBC today — calling the president an “imbecile” for his trade wars and adding that he has “no idea what he’s talking about.” As news circulated this morning that the stock market dropped dramatically after China responded to Trump’s tariffs with trade restrictions of their own, the president denied that there is a “trade war” happening, despite all evidence pointing to the opposite being true. Schmidt noted this while discussing the issue with a fired-up Stephanie Ruhle this morning:
  • Chemical warfare hard to pin down by facts – in Douma (death total rising, possibly 150-500)

    04/08/2018 9:53:44 AM PDT · by ethom · 17 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | Apr 8, 2018 @ 19:02
    People are dying, but the provenance of the chemical tools of war has become more a matter of politics than of fact. The exact scope and nature of the disaster overtaking the conflicted Douma war zone of East Ghouta outside Damascus are becoming more elusive as allegations fly back and forth. Jaysh al-Islam, the rebel group holding Douma, was first to accuse the Syrian army on Saturday, April 7, of attacking the people of Douma with poison gas, causing 500 casualties. By Sunday, the death figures reported varied between 150 and 500. The US State Department cited at least 43...