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  • For Trump and Brexit voters, echoes of the same frustrations

    06/26/2016 1:46:32 PM PDT · by orchestra · 2 replies
    AP ^ | 6/26/2016 | Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin
    MAYBOLE, Scotland (AP) — At the heart of the campaign that led Britain to vote to leave the European Union was a desire to regain independence lost amid a globalized world. It's the same kind of feeling that Donald Trump rode to become the presumptive Republican nominee in the U.S., where he campaigns to put "America first" and "make America great again." "I love to see people take their country back. And that's really what's happening in the United States," Trump told reporters this weekend during a visit to his golf resort in western Scotland. The anxiety that drove the...
  • In Latest Shock To Status Quo, Spanish Left-Wing Parties Set To Win Parliamentary Majority

    06/26/2016 1:37:44 PM PDT · by orchestra · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/26/2016 | Tyler Durden
    While the world is focused on the aftermath of the Brexit vote, another surprise to the European status quo was just served thanks to Spain's parliamentary elections, where according to the just released exit polls... LATEST: Table comparing two exit polls with actual result from December:https://t.co/NtMMNlbvTR pic.twitter.com/bAAn4PTZ9t — The Spain Report (@thespainreport) June 26, 2016 ... the country's two main progressive parties, the 137-year-old Socialists and the anti-establishment group Podemos, most likely have won a majority of seats in parliament according to early exit polls. Podemos won 91 to 95 seats compared with 71 at the last vote in December...
  • The lonely lives of Latinos for Trump

    06/26/2016 11:08:48 AM PDT · by orchestra · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/26/2016 | Darren Samuelsohn
    MIAMI — Lifelong friends unfriend them on Facebook. Siblings and parents refuse to talk politics. Their kids are home from college stoked about the socialist Bernie Sanders. Sure, their candidate may love them and be three weeks away from becoming the GOP presidential nominee. But it still isn’t easy being a Latino for Donald Trump. From the get-go, with his big campaign announcement splash about Mexican immigrants being rapists and criminals, to his more recent broadside against a federal judge of Mexican heritage, the billionaire Republican’s incendiary rhetoric has made life more than a little complicated for many of his...
  • Boris Johnson Wins Key Support To Become PM As Labour Leader Foils Leadership Coup

    06/26/2016 10:31:47 AM PDT · by orchestra · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/26/2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the middle of this transformation is none other than Boris Johnson, the leader of the successful "Leave" campaign, who however has cause to celebrate tonight because according to the Sunday Times, the former London mayor has won the backing of a key colleague to replace David Cameron as prime minister. Justice minister Michael Gove, who together with Johnson led the "Leave" campaign, called Johnson on Saturday to say he would back him for the leadership of the ruling Conservative Party, Reuters added. The Sunday Times said interior minister Theresa May was expected to enter the leadership contest in the...
  • City workers being trained on correct transgender pronouns

    06/26/2016 8:50:05 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 26, 2016 | Melkorka Licea |
    Firefighters and medics will take their first “Trans 101” course on Tuesday, learning the correct way to interact with transgender people — and even getting a lesson in what LGTBQI actually stands for, a city official said. The two-hour sensitivity training was launched in March by the city Commission for Human Rights after Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order allowing people to use any public bathroom or locker room they identified with, regardless of their sexual anatomy.
  • Sweepee Rambo Sweeps World's Ugliest Dog Competition

    06/25/2016 10:22:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 6/25
    Second place came with a $200 prize, which was given to Josie, a pup whose nails were painted bright blueSixteen unseemly pooches vied for the surprisingly coveted title of World’s Ugliest Dog at the Sonoma-Marin Fair contest Friday. Judges, including TV personality Bob Lacey and broadcaster Sheri Lynch, crowned 17-year-old SweePee Rambo — with a tiny blonde mohawk, claw-like legs and one eye twice as large as the other — the winner. Hundreds of people at the competition cheered on the blind Chinese Crested Chihuahua mix, as his owner, Jason Wurtz, burst into tears and shook a homemade sign that...
  • If Fruit Heaven Exists, It’s in Colombia

    06/25/2016 10:09:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Munchies ^ | 6/2016 | Aaron Kase
    Colombia is the finest nation on Earth when it comes to eating fruit. The country boasts mountains, jungles, deserts, and coasts, providing an environment conducive to growing any fruit you can imagine and plenty more you can’t, from sweet to sour to savory, and everything in between. Adventurous travelers quickly find their diets full of diverse flavors and their stool full of fiber in this gastronomic and gastrointestinal paradise. Of course, the tropical standards like mango, papaya, banana, avocado, and pineapple are available in multitudes, for a fraction of the price that they cost imported. That alone would be enough...
  • No bail for man charged in fatal stabbing on CTA Red Line train (Chicago)

    06/25/2016 8:17:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 25, 2016 | Christy Gutowski
    Before the violence erupted Thursday afternoon, Jones and Hampton moved several times to different train cars, Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Bob Groebner said in court. At one point, Groebner said, the two were sitting facing each other across the aisle and he asked her: "Are you going to have my baby?" Hampton shook her head no and he got up and began repeatedly stabbing her until she fell to the floor, authorities allege. He then dragged her body and slashed her neck several times, authorities say.
  • 24 now dead as a result of the West Virginia Storm

    06/25/2016 7:32:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | wowk
    According to a news release from the WV Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 24 people are now dead as a result of these deadly storms. Gov. Early Tomblin announced the request for a Federal Disaster Declaration has been granted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist West Virginians after extreme flooding on Thursday and Friday. The news release adds the declaration will provide individual assistance which includes emergency medical support, housing and addresses a number of immediate needs to residents in Greenbrier, Kanawha and Nicholas Counties. 16 people have been found dead in Greenbrier County, six in...
  • END OF THE EU? Germany warns FIVE more countries could leave Europe after Brexit

    06/25/2016 6:00:27 PM PDT · by orchestra · 15 replies
    Express UK ^ | 6/25/2016 | Jonathan Owen
    FIVE European countries may seek to follow Britain’s lead in leaving the EU in a Brexit domino effect, Germany has warned. France, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Hungary could leave. Front National leader Marine Le Pen has pledged to hold a French referendum if she emerges victorious in next year's presidential elections. While for the past two months a Nexit has been on the cards after Dutch voters overwhelmingly rejected a Ukraine-European Union treaty Details of Berlin's concerns were outlined in a finance ministry strategy document. Angela Merkel's country faces having to pay an extra £2.44billion a year to the...

    06/25/2016 4:24:32 PM PDT · by orchestra · 1 replies
    Regated ^ | 6/25/2016 | Julian Wan
    Donald Trump’s Twitter timeline is a treasure trove of hints, innuendos, and insights into the mind of the man dominating headlines globally. In his own words, we can see Trump transition over the years on social media toward becoming a candidate increasingly worried with America’s global standing. We’ve dug into the last few years prior to his Jun 16, 2015 campaign announcement, and we present a sampling to you without commentary.
  • After Brexit Victory, Euro Nationalists Call for ‘Frexit’ and ‘Nexit’

    06/25/2016 10:35:24 AM PDT · by orchestra · 30 replies
    Breitbart UK ^ | 6/24/2016 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D.
    In the immediate wake of the UK referendum calling for Great Britain to leave the European Union, other nationalist leaders have jumped on board, calling for their respective countries to follow Britain’s lead and exit the EU. The passionate reactions to the UK vote showcase a worldwide political phenomenon uniting unlikely bedfellows in a common populist, anti-global movement that eschews traditional categories of left and right. As a Forbes article pointed out Wednesday, the new movement brings together “Virginia Raggi and Chiara Appendino of Italy, Marine Le Pen of France, Viktor Orban of Hungary, Nigel Farage of Britain, Pablo Iglesias...
  • Brexit Comes to America: Ryan Challenger Mounts Immigration Billboard

    06/25/2016 8:54:59 AM PDT · by orchestra · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/24/2016 | Julia Hahn
    Following last night’s historic Brexit vote, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s primary challenger, Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen, seems to have taken a page from the playbook of the U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) with the launch of a new billboard campaign.
  • The Puppet Master: Soros Emerges as Key Driver of E.U. ‘Remain’ Campaign

    06/25/2016 8:07:18 AM PDT · by orchestra · 21 replies
    Breitbart UK ^ | 6/22/2016 | Chriss W. Street
    Although the British seemed ready to vote in the Brexit referendum to “Remain” in the European Union, an intense “Act of God” storm system is set to favor a vote for the “Leave” campaign by bringing a month’s worth of rain in “just three hours” on voting day. As Matthew Tyrmand told Breitbart News Daily, mega-hedge fund player George Soros and his pro-European Union (EU) fellow travelers have gone all-in with economic scare tactics to frighten the 10-15 percent of the British population that is still undecided on the Brexit referendum. Soros developed a financial theory called “reflexivity” to make...
  • Big blast rocks Mogadishu hotel

    06/25/2016 7:47:18 AM PDT · by orchestra · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/25/2016
    A large explosion has rocked a hotel in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu and there is ongoing gunfire after what is suspected to be an al-Shabab attack. The BBC's Ibrahim Aden, in Mogadishu, says the blast hit the Naso Hablod hotel, a mile from the city's airport. There is no word on casualties. Reports say there may have been a second blast. Al-Shabab Islamists frequently carry out attacks in the city in their bid to topple the Western-backed government.
  • Any update on Bonita Tindle, the SFSU black girl who harrassed a white guy over his dreadlocks?

    06/24/2016 10:56:04 PM PDT · by lee martell · 37 replies
    June 24 2016 | Lee Martell
    Remember that little story? On March 28th of this year, a scene between two students at San Francisco State University went viral overnight. Corey Goldstein, an student, was walking through the corridors on his way to the next class, when he was confronted by Bonita Tindle, a girl he had seen but didn't know. Bonita didn't like that Corey, a young man of jewish ancestry, had chosen to style his long brown hair into dreadlocks. Somehow, Bonits had it in her mind that dreadlocks were the exclusive province of black people to wear. Her thought was anyone not black or...
  • Police: Man found dead last week robbed Rite Aid day prior

    06/24/2016 8:54:06 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    The State ^ | 6/24/2016 | Jane Moon Dial
    A suspect in a pharmacy robbery last week was found dead the next day on a nearby road, according to police. Columbia police reported that a man had threatened a clerk and stolen cash from Rite Aid, 6500 Garners Ferry Road, across the street from the University of South Carolina’s School of Medicine. The next day, police said a male had been found dead near Old Davidson Road nearby with no obvious signs of trauma. Police did not identify the man or cause of death, saying the Richland County Coroner’s Office will do so. No injuries were reported from the...
  • Christmas in June

    06/24/2016 6:44:37 PM PDT · by Churchillspirit · 20 replies
    Is any other Angels' fan offended by this crass "Christmas in June" promotion ?
  • Cousin Marriages Major Cause of High Infertility in GCC: Report

    06/24/2016 2:46:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, June 23, 2016
    Tackling infertility among Gulf is different due to social and cultural issues, alerts IVI Fertility Middle EastConsanguineous couples – those marrying first or second-degree relatives – are a major cause of a high infertility in the Gulf, said a study published by Professor Dr Human Mousavi Fatemi, Medical Director, IVI Fertility Middle East. The study further highlights that there are differences in treating GCC patients, compared to western patients, due to cultural and social issues. This medical study is of great significance not only in the Gulf but also globally, since over 20 per cent of children have consanguineous parents....
  • Muslim child sex-assault suspects back on streets of Idaho

    06/24/2016 7:29:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    wnd.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    The two Muslim migrant boys from Sudan who were arrested last week on charges of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl in Idaho were released into the custody of their parents following a hearing Thursday afternoon, WND has learned. They were reportedly released from the Snake River Juvenile Detention Center in Twin Falls pending their next hearing. According to witnesses on the scene, the boys’ families were seen smiling and hugging after the hearing ended shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday. “They were waving their arms to the heavens, smiling and throwing their arms around each other,” an eyewitness outside the detention...
  • Hundreds trapped in shopping plaza in Elkview (West Virginia) after bridge collapses

    06/24/2016 2:26:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    WSAZ.COM ^ | June 24, 2016 | Kelsey Hoak
    ELKVIEW, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Emergency crews are working to rescue hundreds of people trapped at the Elkview Crossings Mall. On Thursday night, the overpass bridge into the shopping annex gave-way to flood waters and is completely washed out. The Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority says they are estimating about 500 people are stuck in the plaza. At this time they are not sure how to rescue all of the people. One of the options they are considering is building a temporary bridge. But at this time it is unclear what they will do.
  • Man Dies in Flash Flooding (West Virginia)

    06/23/2016 8:47:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | wowk
    KANAWHA COUNTY, WV - Kanawha County Dispatchers tell 13 News an elderly man has died in the flash flooding in Clendenin. This is the first fatality dispatchers know of during this storm. This happened in the Jordan Creek Road area of Clendenin. Dispatchers say their preliminary reports show 50 homes have been damaged and 20 destroyed in this storm so far.
  • People stuck at the Elkview (West Virginia) Shopping Center

    06/23/2016 8:43:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | wowk
    ELKVIEW, WV - The water and gas lines supplying the Elk View Shopping Center have broken. 13 News Assignment Editor Michael Carmen says there is no water at the businesses and they can't use the gas now either. Kmart is allowing its employees to stay the night in the business. Carmen adds the road in and out of the shopping center washed out at 8:30 p.m.
  • 7 PM Clendenin (West Virginia)Flooding Update

    06/23/2016 8:39:18 PM PDT · by Morgana
    wowktv.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | wowk
    7 PM Clendenin Flooding Update video only on link....
  • Suspect booked with first-degree murder of JPSO Deputy David Michel Jr.

    06/23/2016 4:29:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/23/16 | Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Jerman Neveaux, the suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Deputy David Michel Jr., has been booked with first-degree murder and other charges, authorities said. Neveaux, 19, was also booked with aggravated assault with a firearm, battery of a police officer and resisting arrest, said Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the department. In an act Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand called "cold-blooded murder," Neveaux is accused of shooting Michel, 50, three times during a pedestrian stop Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of Manhattan Boulevard and Ascot Road in Harvey. Michel was taken to University Medical Center...
  • VIDEO: Me (Steven Crowder) vs SkyNews on Gun Control. Discomfort Ensues...

    06/23/2016 2:33:12 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 71 replies
    So I don't know how to hyperlink, but this happened today. SkyNews brought me in to discuss gun control. The host immediately started with false propaganda. I corrected him. Hilarity ensues. Hope you enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD_-JKvSJrc
  • Baton Rouge mother should be praised, not arrested for punishing 3 sons caught burglarizing a house

    06/23/2016 2:27:30 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 6/22/16 | JR Ball, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A Baton Rouge mother who took the law into her own hands after catching her three sons breaking into a house shouldn't be facing criminal charges — she should be applauded. Free Schaquana Evita Spears. The 30-year-old single parent finds herself — at least for now — fighting the law because she had the audacity to hold three of her children accountable for their actions. Learning that her sons — aged 10, 12 and 13 — had broken into a neighbor's house and stolen a hoverboard and some electronics, Spears left work to administer her own version of corporal punishment.In...
  • Man’s Heirs To Destroy $5 Million In Guns and Ammo

    06/23/2016 2:26:43 PM PDT · by dennisw · 43 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2016/06/23/ | AWR Hawkins
    The heirs of 60-year-old Jeffry Lash plan to destroy a stockpile of $5 million in guns and ammunition discovered after his death in Pacific Palisades last year. Family members intend to destroy the guns to show their disapproval of “gun violence.” Lash was discovered dead in an SUV in the summer of 2015. Breitbart News reported that as Lash approached death, he told various women he was suffering side effects from poisonous agents to which he had allegedly been exposed while working for the CIA. In truth, he had cancer. According to ABC 7, “Police said Lash stockpiled more than...
  • 'Arabs Got Talent' Winner Commits Suicide After Jumping to Death

    06/23/2016 1:26:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, June 23, 2016 | Ajanta Paul
    Palestinian dancer left behind a suicide note Palestinian refugee to Syria, dancer Hassan Rabeh committed suicide on June 21. The 25-year-old dancer took his life by plunging from the seventh floor of an apartment in Hamra street in Beirut, Lebanon. The young dancer was a member of the dance group 'Sima,' who won the reality TV talent show 'Arabs Got Talent' in 2013. Rabeh was displaced from Syria because of the ongoing war and took refuge in Lebanon two years ago. After being uprooted from his adopted home, Syria, and seeking refuge in Lebanon without any legal documentation, Raheb...
  • Oklahoma Teen Finds 14-Foot-Long Python in Backyard

    06/23/2016 1:25:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 19, 2016 | JESSICA BRUNO
    A teenager is shocked to find a huge python in his backyard. "I was just sitting on my couch, and I heard my dog barking. He was like in the middle of the yard, and I was like 'What's going on?' He's like barking at the side of the house,” said 15-year-old JC Lara. That’s when Lara went outside to see what was bothering his dog. "I come outside, and the snake is literally slithering in our yard, and I'm like 'Oh, no, this is a dream.' So, I shut the door and open it back up, and it's for...
  • More Great White Sharks Spotted in Santa Cruz

    06/23/2016 12:22:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/23 | Marianne Favro
    More great white sharks have been spotted in Santa Cruz this week. The beaches in the area were packed Wednesday despite marine biologists seeing more sharks just off the shore. "We saw a few white sharks, probably 10 sharks," said David Ebert with the Pacific Shark Research Center. "They were mostly five to eight feet, and a couple were 10 to 12 feet." Wednesday's sightings come on the heels of another sighting off the Santa Cruz wharf late Saturday when a lifeguard and a swimmer spotted a white shark about 250 yards off Cowell Beach. Dozens of people were in...
  • Photo Shows Possible Rare Gray Wolf Sighting in Northern California

    06/23/2016 12:21:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Wildlife experts are keeping their fingers crossed this morning. They are hoping new evidence proves a wolf is living in Northern California. The information, which is not yet conclusive, shows photos from four trail cameras in Lassen County. Wildlife experts aren't sure if it's a wolf, dog, or wolf-dog hybrid. Gray wolves are native to California but were driven extinction in the state by the mid-1920's.
  • Peter Schweizer: Media Won’t Ask Questions About ‘Clinton Cash’

    06/23/2016 12:15:25 PM PDT · by orchestra · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/23/2016 | John Hayward
    (Full title):Peter Schweizer: Media Won’t Ask Questions About ‘Clinton Cash’ Because They’re Afraid of the Answers Clinton Cash author and Breitbart News Senior Editor Peter Schweizer talked about Donald Trump’s shout-out to his book, and Hillary Clinton’s response with SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon on Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily. “We’ve all seen the stories, and know the stories, about Wall Street firms or Big Oil companies trying to influence our politicians, but there’s always been this consensus that politics is a dirty game, but it’s played by Americans,” Schweizer noted. “That has changed now with the Clintons. That consensus is...
  • Freddie Gray Van Driver Found Not Guilty of Murder

    06/23/2016 7:54:46 AM PDT · by LoneStarGI · 83 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | June 23, 2016 10:39 AM
    Office Caesar Goodson, who was driving the police van inside which Freddie Gray incurred his fatal neck injury, has been found not guilty of second-degree “depraved heart” murder Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. Goodson, 46, has also been found not guilty on charges of manslaughter, assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment.
  • Breakikng--Multiple Shootings in Germany near Heidleburg

    06/23/2016 7:34:29 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 31 replies
    Fox Business | 6/23/16 | Fox Business
    Stu Varney just broke in that there are multiple shootings in Germany... that's all we heard.
  • Bill Kristol: 'We Beat Back Ron Paul and Rand Paul'[Neocon Watch]

    06/23/2016 7:29:33 AM PDT · by orchestra · 18 replies
    Ron Paul Institute ^ | 6/22/2016 | Robert Wenzel
    Neoconservative by birth, Bill Kristol, apparently thinks the libertarian moment is over. Kristol was in San Francisco yesterday and appeared at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco for a "conversation with" event. He fielded questions from the audience and also the moderator neocon Kori Schake, mostly about Donald Trump. At one point, he named a list of non-mainstream Republican candidates that had their moment in the sun and then faded away. This included Ron and Rand Paul. "We beat back Ron Paul and Rand Paul," he said. Implying that they were nothing but a footnote in Republican history.
  • ACLU Opposes Use Of ‘Unfair Watchlist System’ To Enforce Gun Control

    06/23/2016 7:24:26 AM PDT · by orchestra · 10 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo ^ | 6/23/2016 | Allegra Kirkland
    Democrats’ recent efforts to secure votes on gun control measures in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida have stoked criticism not just from Republican leadership but from some on the left. The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday sent a letter to senators laying out its opposition to the latest legislation up for consideration, a proposal by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) that would bar anyone on certain federal government watchlists from buying guns. “The ACLU strongly urges you to vote against the Collins Amendment because it uses the errorprone and unfair watchlist system, along with vague and...
  • Toddler fatally shot by gunman in front of parents in southeast Fresno

    06/22/2016 5:48:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | June 22, 2016
    Visibly distraught, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer vowed Wednesday to “do everything we can” to bring to justice the shooter who gunned down 20-month-old Rashad Halford Jr. in front of the toddler’s parents. “A tragedy occurred in our city last night,” said Dyer, who took several minutes to compose himself before addressing the media at police headquarters.
  • Italy wants new law to protect the art of pizza-making

    06/22/2016 1:10:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 139 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 22 Jun 2016 11:36 GMT+02:00
    An Italian senator presented a “pizza makers’ bill” Tuesday, which aims to create a professional registry of all Italian pizza chefs. If successful, the bill will establish a nationally regulated pizza-making qualification, which will be recognized in all European countries. The proposals would force aspiring pizzaioli to complete a 120-hour course made up of 20 hours of food science, 20 hours of pizza-making workshops, 30 hours of food hygiene and 40 hours of foreign languages. […] According to the Forza Italia senator who presented the bill, Bartolomeo Amidei, the registry will protect the country’s culinary traditions and stop consumers from...
  • France could hike taxes on soda and chocolate bars

    06/22/2016 12:54:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 22 Jun 2016 11:48 GMT+02:00
    A new report has urged the French government to up taxes on fizzy drinks or soda as well as chocolate bars. A can of coke and a Mars bar could soon become a much pricier snack in France. The shock report was presented to the French parliament on Monday and it includes a proposal was made to significantly increase the tax on sugary drinks. The current tax stands at €7.53 per hectoliter, or 2.51 centimes for each can of soda. These amounts would rise to €21.47 per hectoliter or 4.6 centimes per 33-centiliter can of soda if the proposal were...
  • Saudis Are 3rd Laziest in World: Expert

    06/22/2016 11:21:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    Arab women do not move enough Saudis are the third laziest people in the world because of their idle lifestyle that has made millions suffer from diabetes, according to a Saudi medical expert. Dr Anwar Al Hashim, a health education specialist at King Saud Hospital in the Saudi capital Riyadh, said Saudi Arabia has one of the highest diabetes rates in the world, with nearly 3.5 million of its 30 million people suffering from the disease. “Saudi Arabia ranks third in the world in terms of idleness. This is because of the idle lifestyle and lack of exercises in the...
  • Oregon Man First Legal ‘Gender Binary’

    06/22/2016 10:02:07 AM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Joseph Pelletier
    PORTLAND, Ore. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A circuit court judge has ruled an Oregon man can legally identify as "gender binary." Following a decision passed down by the Multnomah County judge, 52-year-old Jamie Shupe has become the first individual in the country to attain the legal classification of being neither male nor female. "I have my life back," Shupe stated after the court ruling last week. "I'm not a male. I'm not a female." The decision is being lauded by gay activist organizations, who argue "classic gender markers don't fit everybody," and the court decision will serve to help people "exist without...
  • I went to a Trump rally, and it was nothing like what I expected

    06/22/2016 7:18:16 AM PDT · by orchestra · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/22/2016 | GSElevator (John LeFevre)
    Despite satirizing bankers and Reagan-loving bros on Twitter and writing a book about corruption on Wall Street and the pervasive deviance of the 1%, I'm not terribly political. But considering how spicy this election cycle has been, when I found out a Trump rally was coming to my city, I had to check it out. Though traditionally Cruz Country, The Woodlands, Texas, (home of ExxonMobil) is a fairly safe space for Trump. Across the street from the rally venue is a Tommy Bahama, Tiffany & Co., Brooks Brothers, and Vineyard Vines, among other aspirational brands — stores where middle-class people...
  • Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan Boosts Wages, Cuts Unemployment

    06/22/2016 6:21:53 AM PDT · by orchestra · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/21/2016 | Neil Munro
    (Full title):Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan Boosts Wages, Cuts Unemployment, Says Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Donor Donald Trump’s immigration and labor reform policies would force down unemployment, pressure companies to raise Americans’ wages and salaries, and even make housing cheaper for young families, according to a supposedly critical report by Moody’s Analytics now being cited by Trump’s critics, including Hillary Clinton.
  • Watch: Michelle Fields cuts interview short, denies quote from her book

    06/22/2016 6:04:19 AM PDT · by orchestra · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/22/2016 | Eddie Scarry
    Reporter Michelle Fields, who pursued battery charges against Donald Trump's now-former campaign manager, cut short a TV interview Monday night after the host pressed her about the contents of her new book. During a segment on NewsMax TV's "Steve Malzberg Show," host Steve Malzberg read a passage from Fields' book, "Barons of the Beltway: Inside the Princely World of our Washington Elite — and How to Overthrow Them." The excerpt, from a "note to the reader" at the beginning of the book, refers to the confrontation with Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski. "I lost my balance and nearly fell...
  • Just 29 percent of voters ‘excited’ about Hillary Clinton, poll finds

    06/22/2016 5:48:54 AM PDT · by orchestra · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/21/2016 | Jennifer Harper
    Gone are the dramatic days of President Obama’s campaigns for the White House, when “hope and change” was the rallying cry, zeal was plentiful and emotions ran high. An early case of voter fatigue appears to have set in among many Americans this time around. Just 29 percent of registered voters said they would be “excited” if Hillary Clinton won the presidency according to a CNN poll released Tuesday. About a third overall — 35 percent — said Mrs. Clinton’s election would make them “proud.” Meanwhile, 39 percent of the voters felt “embarrassed” about the whole thing and 46 percent...
  • UC Irvine Suspends College Republicans For A Year Following Milo Event

    06/21/2016 5:59:20 PM PDT · by orchestra · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/21/2016 | Ken Kew
    The UC Irvine Republicans have been suspended for an entire year after they informed the administration of their plans to schedule another event on campus with Breitbart senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos.
  • Donald J. Trump Announces Staff Expansion

    06/21/2016 5:51:14 PM PDT · by orchestra · 32 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | 6/21/2016
    (New York, NY) June 21, 2016 – Today, Donald J. Trump announced that he has hired several staff members to expand his campaign operations and focus on the general election in November. Veteran political operative Jim Murphy, former HR executive Lucia Castellano, digital services expert Brad Parscale, and former Bush Administration staffer Kevin Kellems have all taken roles with Mr. Trump’s campaign.
  • Donald Trump’s Anti-Semitic Mob Came for Me (Ptomaine Alert!)

    06/21/2016 1:32:28 PM PDT · by orchestra · 21 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 6/21/2016 | Michael Weiss
    An appearance on CNN—which included some pushback against Trump’s reaction to the Orlando massacre—was enough to inspire 72 hours of online abuse. There is a shrinking but still very real possibility that a pumpkin-faced blowhard who lives like a Borgia, talks like a child, and wears a dead Tribble on his head may soon be in possession of our nuclear launch codes. To call this a national embarrassment is to implicitly hold our nation in higher esteem than I’m any longer prepared to do.
  • Poll: Donald Trump Has a Nine-Point Lead on Hillary Clinton in Utah

    06/21/2016 12:39:38 PM PDT · by orchestra · 36 replies
    Utah Policy Poll ^ | 6/21/2016 | Bryan Schott
    Utah is certainly not turning out to be friendly territory for Donald Trump. A new UtahPolicy.com survey gives the presumptive GOP nominee a 9-point lead over Democratic foe Hillary Clinton. The survey, conducted by Dan Jones & Associates, finds Trump with 36% of the vote in Utah. Clinton would get 27%. Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson has 10%, while Green Party nominee Jill Stein pulls in 2%. 18% said they would prefer another candidate while 2% were undecided. Trump's share of the vote is virtually unchanged from a recent Salt Lake Tribune poll that showed Trump and Clinton tied at...