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  • House Democrat introduces bill to amend presidential removal procedures [Let former Prezs decide]

    04/18/2017 3:47:53 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/17/17 | Christina Marcos
    ....Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) filed the bill during the House's two-week April recess to empower former presidents and vice presidents of both parties, in coordination with the sitting vice president, to determine if a president is fit for office. “It is hard to imagine a better group to work with the...
  • America’s White Vegans Are Degrading Black Lives Matter Now, You Guys

    04/06/2017 9:29:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/6/2017 | Eric Owens
    Wealthy white Americans who do not eat meat, dairy products or anything else derived from animals are failing to support minority groups and valuing the lives of livestock more than the Black Lives Matter, according to an op-ed in The Daily Texan, the student newspaper at the University of Texas at Austin. The author of the 558-word jeremiad against “homogeneous,” “pale-skinned” and “definitely white” American veganism is Audrey Larcher. The “cruelty-free culture of wealth, privilege and exclusivity” inherent to veganism in the United States “is a ‘white thing,'” the privileged student at one of America’s most notable taxpayer-funded universities explains,...
  • CNN host who asked if black hole sucked in lost plane questions Sean Spicer’s smarts

    03/18/2017 7:55:43 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    twitter via twitchy ^ | March 17, 2017 | twitter via Greg P via twitchy
    ...Lemon was criticizing the White House press secretary for the way he answered a question on the president and wiretapping during the daily press briefing.... Now, remember back in 2014 when Don Lemon asked if a black hole was responsible for the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370? We do:
  • My Turn: Make no mistake – President Trump is the enemy

    02/20/2017 4:24:38 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 122 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | Feb. 20, 2017 | ARNOLD CODA
    In 49 B.C., Julius Caesar, governor of Gaul, and his legion forded the Rubicon, the dividing line between Gaul and Italy, and marched on Rome, thus declaring civil war. Rome was the last of the free cities that had existed throughout the Mediterranean. They had vanished and finally only Rome, a republic, remained. Her people were free citizens of the republic, not subjects of a single ruler. The Roman Republic of a thousand years ended with Caesar’s invasion and the Roman Empire and rule of emperors – actually dictators – began. The founders of our republic drew in part from...
  • A historian says Trump's presidency is likely to be the second shortest in history

    02/18/2017 5:09:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2/18/17 | Charlotte England
    .....Professor Ronald L Feinman predicted that the former reality TV star will stay in the top job "between the 31 days of William Henry Harrison in 1841," who died pneumonia and the "199 days of James A. Garfield in 1881," who died 79 days after he was shot by an assassin "after terrible suffering and medical malpractice." Even if his time in office is "dragged out," Feinman predicted that Trump is unlikely to last the 16 months and 5 days of 12th president Zachary Taylor, who died of a digestive ailment while Head of State in 1850. The 20th-century American...
  • Afghan hostage couple decry 'Kafkaesque nightmare'(went a camping trip in Afghanistan)

    12/20/2016 9:49:03 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 70 replies
    BBC ^ | BBC
    An Afghan insurgent group has released video of a kidnapped North American couple, featuring two children apparently born to them in captivity. The footage from the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network shows Canadian Joshua Boyle and American Caitlan Coleman with two young boys, who appeared healthy. In the clip Ms Coleman begs for an end to their "Kafkaesque nightmare". The couple were abducted in Afghanistan in 2012 during a camping trip, while she was pregnant. The insurgent group is demanding the release of three of its prisoners in Afghanistan.
  • This. Cannot. Be. Happening.

    10/28/2016 6:18:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 109 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 28, 2016 | Alexandra Petri
    Hillary Clinton sits on her Throne of Power in the Fortress of Glass, glancing at the ceiling and sharpening her hammer. She has been starting to hope. Earlier today she sent out one or two emails to old friends in Washington intimating they should “get drinks when I’m back.” She has started to say “when” more than “if.” She keeps seeing the number “45” everywhere she looks — records, temperatures — and when she does, she smiles a little to herself, as if it’s an omen. At the back of her closet there is a checklist of Things To Accomplish...
  • Question for Freepers about Christian Health Ministries

    10/27/2016 1:19:32 PM PDT · by Alberta's Child · 44 replies
    Alberta's Child | 10/27/16 | Self
    Sorry for the vanity, folks, but I'm looking for some input from Freepers who are members of one of the Christian health-sharing ministries I've heard advertised on the radio. I'm in the application process for an individual medical insurance plan, and I just learned that I'm not eligible for a mid-year enrollment because I don't have a "qualifying life event" under Federal law. At first I thought I would just need to cover a two-month gap in my insurance coverage between November 1st of this year and January 1st of next year when I'll be eligible through open enrollment, but...
  • McMullin surging in Utah: Indy candidate's plan for Electoral College chaos

    10/21/2016 12:04:53 PM PDT · by metmom · 21 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 21, 2016 | Danny Jativa
    chaos By Danny Jativa Published October 21, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Now Playing Evan McMullin on building a new conservative movement Amid the raucous final phase of the presidential battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, independent candidate Evan McMullin has quietly crept into contention in the overlooked state of Utah – a development he hopes could lead to an Electoral College deadlock. The former CIA operative is little-known elsewhere in the country and is only on the ballot in 11 states. But an apparent voter backlash in Mormon-heavy Utah against the two major-party candidates has fueled...
  • Odell Beckham takes the plunge with kicking net

    10/17/2016 6:21:47 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | NY Post Sports Desk
    Odell Beckham Jr. [NY Giants] punctuated a magnificent game Sunday against the Ravens by taking one knee — no, not during the national anthem — and pantomiming a proposal to the kicking net, his old enemy.
  • British MP: We Must Be Willing To Shoot Russian Jet Down In Syria

    10/13/2016 4:39:20 AM PDT · by Strategy · 114 replies
    AMN ^ | October 12, 2016 | By Paul Antonopoulos
    Andrew Mitchell, a senior member of the UK's parliament and former international development secretary, said to the BBC that the UK must be willing to shoot down Russian jets to supposedly protect civilians on the ground. "What we are saying is very clear. No one wants to see a firefight with Russia, no one wants to shoot down a Russian plane," Mitchell said. "But what we do say is that the international community has an avowed responsibility to protect and that protection must be exerted. "If that means confronting Russia air power defensively, on behalf of the innocent people on...
  • The meat paradox

    10/11/2016 2:52:46 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 107 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 10/11/2016 | University of Oslo
    When we eat beef, chicken wings, hot dogs or spaghetti bolognese, we do it in denial. Already by referring to what we eat as "beef" instead of "cow," we have created a distance between our food and an animal with abilities to think and feel. The meat paradox "The presentation of meat by the industry influences our willingness to eat it. Our appetite is affected both by what we call the dish we eat and how the meat is presented to us," says Jonas R. Kunst, a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Psychology, University of Oslo. Kunst and his...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Obama To Head 2016 Democratic Ticket

    09/17/2016 6:32:33 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 22 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-17-2016 | MOTUS
    Things have grown desperate in the Clinton camp. Nobody is coming right out and saying it - that’s not the Democrat way - butt trust me, the party’s Big Brains have concluded that they can not win with Hillary as head of the ticket; ipso fatso, they have replaced her with Obama.Don’t worry, I’ve got this!Aided and abetted by the Democratic operatives with bylines they’ve implemented the bait and switch scam.That’s right, the DNC/NBC/MsNBC/CBS/ABC/CNN/NYT/MSM, have redirected the 2016 campaign to Barack Obama’s (aka Barry Soetero) citizenship. More specifically they’ve redirected to Donald Trump’s role in seeking the “official” Obama birth...
  • Donald Trump Vows To Win '95 percent' of Black Vote After First Term

    08/19/2016 4:07:24 PM PDT · by drewh · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/19/16 5:48 PM | By AL WEAVER (@ALWEAVER22)
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump predicted during a rally Friday night that he will win 95 percent of the African-American vote after his first term in the Oval Office. In a speech in which he made a plea for votes from the African-American community, Trump told supporters in Dimondale, Mich., that he will become the overwhelming choice of black voters in 2020. "Look how much African-American communities have suffered under Democratic rule. To those I say the following: What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump? What do you have to lose?" Trump openly asked. "I...
  • Trump Wants Campaign Offices In All 50 States

    08/12/2016 5:20:17 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 47 replies
    Political Wire ^ | August 12, 2016 | By Taegan Goddard
    Donald Trump’s campaign has asked the RNC to open offices in all 50 states, a move one party aide said is a “complete waste of resources,” Playbook reports. “For example, why boost resources in a state like Idaho, which is going to vote for Trump, or states like Hawaii or Massachusetts that certainly will not? An RNC source said it was a ‘fool’s errand’ and more for Trump’s ‘ego’ and for ‘bragging’ purposes, instead of deft campaign strategy. The source said it was a ‘personal request’ by Trump to have offices in all 50 states.”
  • Obama, Romney, Clinton, Trump Twitter Followers (2012 and 2016)

    08/08/2016 3:14:15 PM PDT · by MNDude · 8 replies
    I've done a little research on the Internet, and here's what I've found regarding Twitter followers. This is of course if you believe the news stories out there and also TwitterAudit.com. Obama had 18 million followers, but 70% were fake or inactive so he had 5.4 million real followers. Romney had around 1.2 million followers, but 30% were fake, so he had around 840,000 real followers Trump has 10.8 million. 59% of them are real according to TwitterAudit, so he has 6.4 million real followers. Clinton has 8 million twitter followers. 63% or 5 million of them are real Twitter...
  • Bush Still Leads Obama in Blame for U.S. Economic Troubles

    07/09/2016 11:17:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Gallup ^ | 7/7/16
    [As the man child's occupancy of the Oval Office] enters its final months, more Americans still blame George W. Bush than Obama for the nation's economic ills. When asked how much they blame each president for current economic problems, 64% of Americans say Bush deserves a "great deal" or "moderate amount" of blame, compared with 50% for Obama.
  • ChristianMingle loses lawsuit, must now include gay singles

    07/01/2016 2:18:59 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 99 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 1, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    ChristianMingle.com, an online dating service for Christian singles, must start allowing people to seek out same-sex relationships under a judge-approved settlement. ChristianMingle only required new users to specify whether they’re a man seeking a woman or a woman seeking a man. Two gay men filed class-actions claims against the site’s owner, California-based Spark Networks Inc., claiming that the site’s limited options violated California’s anti-discrimination law, The Wall Street Journal reported. State law requires businesses to offer “full and equal” accommodations and services to people regardless of their sexual orientation.
  • Insane: Santa Monica College Students Married The Ocean—And Got Intimate With It

    05/26/2016 7:59:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Campus Reform has this bizarre tale from Santa Monica College, where the “EcoSexual Extravaganza” took place earlier this month. Students married the ocean and “made love with the water” in order to foster a greater love for the Earth. Some attendees even explained the importance of consent regarding beginning a “physical relationship” with the planet: Amber Katherine, a philosophy professor who helped organize the May 14 event, explained to Campus Reform that the purpose of the “wedding” was to bring about a deeper love for the planet through “ecocentric passion and even lust.” […] Some students then made their way...
  • Trump’s Apple iPhone demand not that crazy

    05/18/2016 5:16:38 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    royalgazette.com ^ | Vivek Wadhaw
    When American companies moved manufacturing to China, it was all about cost. China’s wages were among the lowest in the world and its government provided subsidies and turned a blind eye to labour abuse and environmental destruction. Things have changed. China’s labour, real estate and energy costs have increased to the point that they are comparable to some parts of the US. Subsidies are harder to get and Chinese labour is not tolerating the abuse that it once did. China is now a more expensive place to manufacture than Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and India, according to Boston Consulting Group. Add...