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  • Human Rights Tribunal awards server almost $30,000 over groping

    06/30/2016 7:10:21 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | June 30, 2016 | Michele Mandel
    It never ceases to amaze, the bosses who think their female employees are there to be handled like some ripe peach. But she wouldn’t stand for it. And now a bar owner’s drunken groping of his head server has cost him and his company almost $30,000. “I am standing for all people who have been sexually harassed or assaulted,” explains De Anna Granes, 33. “I’m speaking up for those who were too afraid come forward.” Granes worked at Houston Avenue Bar & Grill in Barrie to save for her nursing education. She was good at her job and enjoyed working...
  • Battlebots

    06/30/2016 5:11:36 PM PDT · by Hot Tabasco · 35 replies
    6/30/2016 | Me
    The Battlebots are back and just as awesome as ever
  • Disney World is erasing all evidence of alligators and crocodiles...

    06/30/2016 1:41:35 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    National Post ^ | June 30, 2016 | Lindsey Bever, Washington Post
    Disney has wiped out references and depictions of alligators and crocodiles from its storied attractions at the Magic Kingdom in Florida in the weeks after a 2-year-old was killed in an attack at a resort, according to reports. The Miami Herald reported that cartoon alligators and crocodiles have been removed from shows and parades, and a more than 50-year-old one-liner warning parents to watch their children or “the crocodiles will” is no longer told on the Jungle Cruise at the Magic Kingdom. Walt Disney World Resort vice president Jacquee Wahler confirmed to The Washington Post on Thursday that the company...
  • Builders stumble on Russian beer tavern that has lain untouched for 300 years (tr)

    06/30/2016 10:31:55 AM PDT · by dware · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06.30.2016 | Abigail Beall
    With broken beer mugs and copper coins that had slipped through the floorboards, you could be forgiven for thinking its customers had stepped out a few moments ago. But this tavern in the heart of the Russian capital Moscow last served beer nearly 300 years ago. Now the ancient beer bar has been unearthed, revealing broken plates and tankards dating back to the 16th century.
  • Builders stumble on Russian beer tavern that has lain untouched for 300 years

    06/30/2016 10:27:15 AM PDT · by dware · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06.30.2016 | Abigail Beall
    With broken beer mugs and copper coins that had slipped through the floorboards, you could be forgiven for thinking its customers had stepped out a few moments ago. But this tavern in the heart of the Russian capital Moscow last served beer nearly 300 years ago. Now the ancient beer bar has been unearthed, revealing broken plates and tankards dating back to the 16th century.
  • HLN's Nancy Grace leaving her legal show

    06/30/2016 10:01:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2016 11:19 AM EDT
    Tough-talking former prosecutor Nancy Grace is leaving her prime-time show on the HLN network in October. The CNN sister station said Grace told her staff Thursday that her show would be ending after 12 years. An HLN spokeswoman said the network had no immediate announcement on what program would go in its place. …
  • Who Should Trump Pick for His VP? – Help Him Decide! NEWSMAX POLL

    06/30/2016 9:58:36 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 79 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/30/2016
    Newsmax.com, one of America's leading online news services, is conducting an urgent national online poll about Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump's potential Vice Presidential picks. Donald Trump values your opinion and looks to online surveys like Newsmax's. Newsmax will provide the results of this poll to major outlets. Newsmax's results also will be shared with popular radio talk-show hosts across America. Newsmax reports have been cited by major networks, including CNN, ABC, Fox News, CBS, MSNBC, and other leading news organizations. Don't miss the opportunity to let your voice be heard. MY choice is NOT on the list. Governor of...
  • Girls jealous after ‘Fame’ high school crowns boy prom queen!

    06/30/2016 9:10:56 AM PDT · by freddy005 · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 26, 2016 | 12:13am | By Mary Kay Linge
    Some girls at La Guardia HS of Music & Art and Performing Arts were not amused that a boy stole their stiletto-heeled thunder and became this year’s prom queen — and their claws have come out on social ­media. “I know I go to LaGuardia because a boy won prom queen,” snarked Asia Pierre in a Facebook post that attracted 500 homophobic comments and 100 shares before it was removed. “It just sucks that men win everything and we thought we at least deserve that,” wrote a classmate under the name Taj Mahal. Matthew Crisson, an 18-year-old Staten Islander who self-identifies...
  • Brother and sister arrested after police find $24MILLION cash hidden in their Miami home

    06/30/2016 7:20:47 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 46 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 06/30/2016 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    Luis Hernandez-Gonzalez, 44, and Salma Hernandez, 32, were arrested They are now behind bars and facing multiple drugs charges Cops say they found the haul of cash hidden away in a secret compartment Siblings, said to be peddling marijuana, divided the cash into $100 bills
  • University website declares pro-life views a form of assault

    06/29/2016 9:17:06 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    The Extract ^ | June 28, 2016 | Editor
    Leftist views have increasingly dominated American college campuses to the point that many universities now consider the mere mention of conservative values an aggressive act that warrants counseling. One page on the official website of Virginia’s Longwood University, however, shows just how cloistered liberals have become in the realm of higher education. A slideshow on the college’s Diversity and Inclusion Resources page includes numerous social justice buzzwords, including a denouncement of so-called “invalidations.” As the examples continued, they exposed even more intolerance toward those with a more traditional worldview. Following a list of “insults” that are not welcome on campus,...
  • Abortion Clinic Sold “Whole Brains” of Aborted Babies for Students at Summer Camp to Dissect

    06/29/2016 8:31:32 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 14 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | June 24, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    In one of the most disturbing pieces of evidence yet, a U.S. Congressional panel found that an abortion facility may have provided aborted babies’ brains to a summer camp for youth in New Mexico. The horrific detail was part of a larger body of evidence that the U.S. Congressional Select Panel on Infant Lives sent to the New Mexico Attorney General this week. The evidence indicates that the University of New Mexico and the Southwestern Women’s Options abortion clinic may have broken a state law that prohibits the gifting of aborted babies’ body parts. Included in the evidence were sections...
  • Texas Judge Uses Naturalization Ceremony to Bash Trump and Guns

    06/29/2016 3:56:45 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 75 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 06/29/2016 | by Lana Shadwick
    Texas held the largest naturalization ceremony this week that the Lone Star State’s capital has ever seen. The ceremony was used to assault Donald Trump, the Second Amendment, and the death penalty before 1,210 new U.S. citizens and their families and friends. The Guest of Honor, Democrat Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt told the participants flanked by voter registration tables, “I encourage everyone to register to vote and hopefully, not for that guy who is against immigrants.” The husband of one of the participants, Kyle Hood, told Breitbart Texas that he was offended that the ceremony was used by the...
  • Why All the Post-Brexit Hysteria

    06/29/2016 3:10:10 PM PDT · by fortheDeclaration · 7 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 6/27/16 | Troy Vincent
    The night after the vote for an independent United Kingdom from the European Union had concluded I found myself at dinner with my wife trying to explain why the world portrayed by many financial analysts and news outlets was so filled with doom and gloom. “Why does the UK leaving the EU necessitate a global or UK financial meltdown?” she asked. And then it hit me, this was the question the world’s largest financial publications were failing to ask, or at the very least to answer honestly. The answer to this question can be as complex as you would like...
  • A NewsBusters Special Report: Hillary Clinton’s Media Fan Club

    06/29/2016 8:10:37 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 15 replies
    http://www.newsbusters.org ^ | 06/26/2016 | Rich Noyes
    Journalists celebrating Hillary as the “successful,” “remarkable,” “fabulous,” “sexy” and “pious” “icon of American womanhood.” “...Hillary Clinton would have you believe she’s an amalgam of Betty Crocker, Mother Teresa, and Oliver Wendell Holmes.... Hillary Clinton, the wife to be challenged to fit perfectly into the ill-defined role of political spouse, is more interesting than that.” — Margaret Carlson writing in the January 27, 1992 edition of Time magazine. "... Granted, she is a remarkable woman. The first student commencement speaker at Wellesley, part of the first large wave of women to go to law school, a prominent partner in a...
  • John Kerry: ISIS attacked Istanbul airport because they are 'desperate' and 'know they are losing'

    06/29/2016 6:32:34 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 29, 2016 | Clemence Michallon
    Secretary Of State John Kerry said ISIS had begun targeting airports as an act of despair in the face of defeat, hours after the attack that left up to 50 dead in Istanbul, Turkey. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the shootings and bombings at Ataturk airport but Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said all initial indications pointed to ISIS. Kerry spoke about the attack Tuesday evening while at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, referring to ISIS as Daesh, CBS News reported. 'It has been more than one year since Daesh has actually launched a full scale military offensive,...
  • Elvis Presley guitarist Scotty Moore dies aged 84

    06/29/2016 12:13:22 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 9 replies
    NME ^ | 29TH JUNE 2016 | JOHN EARLS
    Elvis Presley guitarist Scotty Moore has died at his home in Nashville. He was 84. Moore was teamed up with Presley by Sam Phillips, boss of the singer’s record label Sun, and played guitar on Presley’s first single ‘That’s All Right (Mama)’ in 1954. Alongside bassist Bill Black and drummer DJ Fontana, their backing band The Blue Moon Boys played on a string of Presley classics including ‘Jailhouse Rock’, ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, ‘Mystery Train’ and ‘Hound Dog’. After appearing in four of Presley’s films including Jailhouse Rock and GI Blues, Moore was fired by Philips in 1964 for breaking his...
  • Was Fulton Sheen a prophet? Timeless words for our times

    06/29/2016 3:48:37 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies
    http://aleteia.org ^ | 06/29/2016 | Fr. Robert McTeigue, SJ
    “America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance. It is not. It is suffering from tolerance: tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so much overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broad-minded. The man who can make up his mind in an orderly way, as a man might make up his bed, is called a bigot; but a man who cannot make up his mind, any more than he can make up for lost time, is called tolerant and broad-minded.” Those words appear to...
  • US Marine Corps removes the word 'man' from 19 job titles and adopts gender-neutral descriptions

    06/29/2016 3:19:50 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 21 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 06/29/2016 | Zoe Szathmary For Dailymail.com
    The word 'man' is being taken out of 19 job titles with the United States Marine Corps, it was reported this week. The news comes months after Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered the military in December to open all military jobs to women Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus called in January for a review of Navy and Marine titles. Mabus has said that he wants titles that more accurately convey who is doing the job and what the job is. He has said: 'In the overall scheme, it's a small thing, but I think it's important because it's what...
  • Obama Admin Refuses to Inform Congress of ‘Islamic Terrorism’ in U.S.

    06/28/2016 7:03:51 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 41 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 28, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Senior Obama administration officials refused to appear before Congress on Tuesday to explain the recent decision to purge all references to “Islamic terrorism” and radicalism from public documents, according to disclosures made Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Top officials from the Justice Department and FBI declined to appear on Capitol Hill to answer questions from lawmakers about domestic terror attacks and an administration policy of scrubbing references to Islamic terrorism and similar terms from government materials, lawmakers said. The policy has thwarted attempts by federal authorities to stop an increasing series of terror attacks from taking place on United States soil,...
  • Modulation of Ice Ages via Precession and Dust-Albedo Feedbacks

    06/28/2016 5:00:32 PM PDT · by norwaypinesavage · 19 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ralph Ellis
    CO2 is only a bit-player in the drama of world climate, while the main characters are ice, dust and albedo....Ice age cycles have something to do with precession: the slow wobble of the axis of the Earth. The ancient Egyptians and Greeks knew of precession and called it the Great Year, because it gives warm and cool seasons over its approximate 23,000-year cycle. But there is a problem with invoking the Great Year as the regulator of ice ages, because we should really get an interglacial warming every 23,000 years or so. And we don’t – they only happen every...
  • Leftists in Denial

    06/28/2016 4:18:46 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 11 replies
    6/28/16 | Originalbuckeye
    The NYT, CNN, et al, are so invested in the Obama Admin and the Hillary! Campaign, they can't help but lie about the information in the newest Benghazi report.
  • Philadelphia Schools Ordered To Pay $2.3 Million For Anti-White Racism

    06/28/2016 8:28:26 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 28, 2016 | Blake Neff
    Philadelphia’s public school system was ordered to pay out $2.3 million in damages after a court found it deliberately discriminated against a white-owned business. Security and Data Technologies, Inc. (SDT) was initially chosen by Philadelphia School District (PSD) and then-Superintendent Arlene Ackerman back in 2010 to install surveillance cameras at 19 schools PSD classified as particularly dangerous. After the company began preliminary work, it was abruptly “deselected” and the $7.5 million no-bid contract was then awarded on an emergency basis to IBS Communications, a company not eligible for no-bid contracts. The abrupt turn of events, it turns out, had a...
  • Raccoons in the Basement and Trump.

    06/28/2016 4:19:45 AM PDT · by CGASMIA68 · 26 replies
    A www email analogy
    This one has been making the rounds,some,many may have seen? You've been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately so you hire a guy. An animal control pro. You don't care if the guy smells, you need those raccoons gone, pronto, and he's the guy to do it! You don't care if the guy swears, you don't care if he's drinks alcohol, you don't care how many times he's been married, you don't care if he voted for...
  • Pew: 88% blacks say whites need to do more to give equal rights

    06/28/2016 1:48:49 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 89 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 27, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    A huge 88 percent of blacks believe more change is needed before they have equal rights with whites, and about half, 43 percent, don't believe racism will end, according to a sweeping new survey by Pew Research Center of race in America. In a three-month survey of 3,769 adults — 1,799 whites, 1,004 blacks and 654 Hispanics — Pew found that whites and blacks have starkly different views on race and race relations.
  • Morocco: Diabetic Person Beaten up for Drinking Water During Ramadan

    06/28/2016 1:40:45 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    Morocco World News ^ | June 26, 2016 | Ghita Benslimane
    Rabat – A diabetic person was beaten up by a mob of people after he was seen drinking water in broad daylight during Ramadan in Rabat. The information was reported by a doctor who shared a video on YouTube where he denounced the incident. In the video, which is being widely shared on social media, the doctor explains how his patient, who suffered from diabetes since he was a child, was assaulted for drinking water. The doctor expresses his frustration at the ignorance that reigns among large segments of Moroccans, as well as in the Moroccan penal code, which punishes...
  • NASA to Test-Fire Booster for Megarocket Tuesday: Watch Live

    06/27/2016 9:02:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Space.com ^ | 06/27/2016 | Mike Wall
    NASA will test-fire a booster for the world's most powerful rocket Tuesday morning (June 28), and you can watch the explosive action live online. A solid rocket booster for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket — which the agency is developing to blast astronauts toward Mars and other deep-space destinations — will fire for 2 minutes Tuesday at a facility in Utah, beginning at 10:05 a.m. EDT (1405 GMT). You can watch it live here at Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV; coverage starts at 9:30 a.m. EDT (1330 GMT). NASA will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. EDT (1500...
  • Bud Light Tackles Gender Pay Equality in New Ad

    06/27/2016 7:24:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    Advertising Age ^ | June 27, 2016. | By E.J. Schultz.
    Fresh off a gay marriage-themed ad, Bud Light is using its marketing budget to spotlight another progressive issue: Equal pay for women. In a TV spot debuting today, Seth Rogen says "women don't get paid as much as men and that is wrong." Amy Schumer, who is co-starring with him in an ongoing campaign, then chimes in: "And we have to pay more for the same stuff," like cars and drycleaning. The kicker: "Bud Light costs the same no matter if you are a dude or a lady," she says.
  • Yes Minister — Why Britain Joined the European Union

    06/27/2016 6:14:11 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 03/16/2016 | Hostis Humani Generis
    video at link
  • "I'm So Afraid Of You" Ipana Troubadours Vocal by Scrappy Lambert (1930) Sam Lanin

    06/27/2016 5:31:29 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Sam Lanin
    "I'm So Afraid Of You" Ipana Troubadours Vocal by Scrappy Lambert (1930) Sam Lanin
  • China Launches New Rocket, Prototype Crew Capsule

    06/27/2016 5:10:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    space.com ^ | 06/27/2016 | Mike Wall
    The Long March 7 rocket — which China developed in part to help build and service a crewed space station that the nation plans to have up and running by the early 2020s — blasted off on its maiden flight from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center at 8 a.m. EDT Saturday (1200 GMT; 8 p.m. local time), Chinese officials said. The uncrewed liftoff aimed to test both the new rocket and the launch facility, which is located on the island of Hainan, off China's southern coast. But there were other objectives as well; the Long March 7 also carried a scaled-down...
  • The Wife Of The Big Broadcast's Late Ed Walker Passes

    06/27/2016 3:25:40 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 9 replies
    Nancy Elizabeth Murphy Walker, wife of the late Washington DC prominent radio personality Ed Walker, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 due to complications from surgery. She was 82. Nancy was a beloved schoolteacher in Montgomery County Public Schools for 40 years, teaching at Bradley Elementary, Westbrook Elementary and finally Somerset Elementary before retiring in 2004. She was active as a deacon and volunteer at her church, Fourth Presbyterian in Bethesda, and was also a volunteer at Sibley Hospital. Born in Frederick, MD, Nancy attended Towson University before moving to Bethesda.
  • RTVideo: Leaked document Germany and France to replace Brussels in charge of EU

    06/27/2016 3:21:29 PM PDT · by wtd · 24 replies
    RT Video report ^ | 06/27/2016 | RT
    RTVideo: Leaked document Germany and France to replace Brussels in charge of EU sets up a European Superstate which will deal with migrant crisis offering NO UNILATERAL Option to refuse migrants. This system will force countries like Poland, Czech republic, Slovakia and Hungary to accept whatever number of migrants this superstate tell them to take.
  • 'Racist' Pool Safety Poster Brings Red Cross Apology

    06/27/2016 3:13:57 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 72 replies
    NBC News ^ | 27 June 2016 | Aris Folley
    A Red Cross Hospital signboard that carried a "super racist" message about swim safety guidelines for children prompted an apology from the hospital on Tuesday. The dialogue opened on Twitter after a photo circulated of the poster in Fort Morgan, Colorado. The poster, which has since been taken down, read at the top: "Be Cool, Follow the Rules." Below the heading were depictions of children playing. The white children were labeled as behaving "cool" while children of color were depicted as misbehaving, or "not cool," for breaking pool safety rules. Red Cross has since confirmed that it has discontinued the...
  • Here come the girls! Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama touch down in Liberia to begin six-day trip

    06/27/2016 2:01:23 PM PDT · by traumer · 81 replies
    Michelle Obama urged young girls to fight to stay in school after she touched down in Liberia with daughters Sasha and Malia. The first lady led the teenagers and her mother, Marian Robinson, along a red carpet as they began a six-day trip to Africa and Spain, after she touched down on Monday morning. During the tour, they will be promoting education during the trip, which also has a stop in Morocco and ends in the Spanish capital, Madrid. On her first day she urged Liberian girls to stay in school. Most drop out due to financial pressures. She launched...
  • Working the RNC

    06/27/2016 9:40:58 AM PDT · by mom4melody · 15 replies
    Guess which Freeper is working the RNC as a Volunteer? Me!!!!!!
  • Political Ads parroting Trump

    06/27/2016 9:25:19 AM PDT · by nitzy · 4 replies
    6/27/16 | me
    I seldom watch network or cable TV so I rarely see political commercials. I was over at a relatives house yesterday and they had the TV on. I was shocked by the ads for Senator Rob Portman -R vs. Ted Strickland - D (in Ohio). The ads seemed to be each candidate trying to out-Trump the other one. Portman's ad talked about the Chinese devaluing their currency, dumping steel on the U.S. and how Portman would fight them. Strickland's ad talked about how he was against unfair trade deals that hurt the middle class and export jobs. These candidates might...
  • Support for Trump plunges, Clinton in double-digit lead, new poll indicates

    06/26/2016 7:50:08 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 98 replies
    National Post ^ | June 26, 2016 | Scott Clement and Philip Rucker, Washington Post
    Support for Donald Trump has plunged as he has alienated fellow Republicans and large majorities of voters overall in the course of a month of self-inflicted controversies, propelling Democrat Hillary Clinton to a double-digit lead nationally in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. The survey finds sweeping unease with the presumptive Republican nominee’s candidacy – from his incendiary rhetoric and values to his handling of both terrorism and his own business – foreshadowing that the November election could be a referendum on Trump more than anything else. Roughly two in three Americans say they think Trump is unqualified to lead...
  • Rappers Step-Daughter busted with gun at airport

    06/26/2016 6:56:55 PM PDT · by enraged · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/26/2016
    'I just forgot it was in there': Rapper T.I's stepdaughter speaks out after TSA agent finds a semiautomatic pistol inside her purse at Atlanta airport
  • 858 killed: Not a day in April passed without a terror attack

    06/26/2016 4:48:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    l a times ^ | 06/24/2016 | Robyn Dixon and Aoun Sahi
    To assess the scope and nature of terrorism in 2016, the Los Angeles Times sought to chart the worldwide toll of deaths and injuries in a single month. From government and police reports, terrorism databases, news accounts and their own independent reporting, Times journalists in the U.S. and around the globe compiled a record of every fatal act of terrorism during the 30 days of April. They confirmed 858 deaths in 27 countries. An additional 1,385 were injured. Recent attacks in Paris and Brussels, San Bernardino and Orlando, Fla., have left Americans and Europeans feeling besieged. But the data show...
  • NASCAR at Sonoma 2016:

    06/26/2016 12:22:41 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 32 replies
    many | today | me
    NASCAR Drivers are making right hand turns this weekend for the first time this season. Should NASCAR add more "road courses" to their schedule? Who's going to win this race?
  • What it might take to protect the world's biggest naval base from rising seas

    06/26/2016 9:37:24 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 57 replies
    PRI ^ | 26 June 2016 | Carolyn Beeler
    When US Secretary of State John Kerry wanted to push his country to take the lead on climate change, it was no accident that he chose to give a speech in Norfolk, Virginia. Norfolk Naval Station is the biggest naval installation in the world. But, Kerry said last November, “the land it is built on is literally sinking.”
  • Democrats plan 'day of action' to keep spotlight on guns

    06/26/2016 2:53:46 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 25 June 2016 | Mike Lillis
    The House has left Washington for its July Fourth recess, but Democrats have no intention of relenting in their push for tougher gun laws.
  • Ramadan in Pennsylvania: Muslim shoots cop 7 times, fires on 2nd cop

    06/25/2016 10:26:35 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 54 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 06/25/2016 | Robert Spencer
    No doubt the shapers of opinion are already busy at work trying to discover Abdul Wahi’s motive — that is, the non-jihad explanation of the shooting that they can use to try to fool the American people.
  • LGBT community celebrates and mourns at Gay Pride Rally in New York City

    06/25/2016 10:18:03 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 14 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 06/25/2016 | Kiri Blakeley For Dailymail.com
    Tens of thousands of people descended upon New York City on Friday for the annual Gay Pride Rally and Drag March, and probably no gay pride celebration before has been such a bittersweet mixture of celebration and devastation. While the iconic Stonewall Inn was just named a national monument by President Obama, the gay community is still in mourning the loss of 49 innocent lives in the Orlando massacre at gay club Pulse. 'We have an obligation to our nation in the wake of Orlando to show what pride and inclusion looks like,' Mayor Bill de Blasio said, adding that...
  • This DJI Phantom 3 drone hit a Quebec woman in the head

    06/24/2016 7:36:42 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 14 replies
    engadget ^ | 6/24/2016 | Brittany Vincent
    Picture this: You're out enjoying a sporting event, just minding your own business. All of a sudden a 2.7-pound DJI Phantom 3 drone falls from the sky and beans you squarely in the head. What do you do? You file a lawsuit. That's exactly what happened to 38-year-old Stéphanie Creignou, who unfortunately suffered injuries when the drone fell from the sky and crashed directly into her head. She has yet to get back to work, and as a result of her injuries, she was forced to cancel a vacation she had already planned with her husband. You can see it...
  • Brexit Comes to America, Ryan Challenger Mounts Immigration Billboard

    Breitbart: Brexit Comes to America, Ryan Challenger Mounts Immigration BillboardFollowing 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. On Friday morning, Nehlen’s campaign went live with a new billboard in Ryan’s hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin that is reminiscent of the distinctive UKIP-style campaign. The ad reads: “Radical Islam Kills Americans. Vote YES for Immigration Control. Vote NO for Paul Ryan.”
  • Jewish man who sought Libertarian presidential nomination found dead

    06/24/2016 3:08:10 PM PDT · by wtd · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 25, 2016 | JTA
    Jewish man who sought Libertarian presidential nomination found dead Body of Marc Allan Feldman, 56, found in Cleveland area motel; coroner yet to list cause of death
  • Over 30 burned after motivational speaker Tony Robbins encourages them to walk on hot coals

    06/24/2016 12:36:04 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 55 replies
    More than 30 people who attended an event with motivational speaker Tony Robbins have been treated for burns after Robbins encouraged them to walk on hot coals as a way of conquering their fears, Dallas fire officials said. Five people were taken to a hospital Thursday night, while the rest were treated at the scene for burns to their feet and lower extremities, Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said. The hot coals were spread outside the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
  • Items owned by gangster 'Whitey' Bulger to be auctioned

    06/24/2016 8:01:14 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    newsobserver ^ | 24 June 2016 | DENISE LAVOIE
    Some things seem to capture the public perception of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's life: a sterling silver "psycho killer" skull ring, a rat-shaped pencil holder, a stack of books about the mafia.
  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Security Buffer Zone for GOP Convention

    06/24/2016 7:20:49 AM PDT · by wtd · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 23, 2016 | Bryan Stascavage
    Federal Judge Strikes Down Security Buffer Zone for GOP Convention A federal judge found unconstitutional a heightened-security area proposed to surround the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, saying the 3.5 square mile “event zone” unfairly restricted free speech.