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  • A Dream That Moved Me To Say Enough Is Enough, The Status Quo Must End, NOW!

    05/26/2017 11:32:36 PM PDT · by OneVike · 58 replies
    5/26/17 | OneVike
    This may not make sense, but I truly believe I am not the only one who is being prodded by an inner self to put an end to the madness. The dream I had is convoluted, but my reaction to it when I a awoke is what matters. I found myself in a room where my IQ was being tested. The questions were vague, and my answers were even more so. It seemed like I finished the 25 question test in record time, so I used the allotted time remaining to skim over my answers to be sure I was...
  • Gingrich: Trump Trip Will Be Remembered as 'Historic Turning Point'

    05/26/2017 1:24:08 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 13 replies ^ | 05/25/2017 | Theodore Bunker
    "The speech was so powerful," Gingrich said to host Sean Hannity. "I think people will look back on this and say, 'What a historic turning point.' ... He's talking to the leadership of the Sunni world and they're taking it. They're applauding it." On Wednesday, Gingrich wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post in which he praised Trump's speech as a "decisive shift in U.S. foreign policy." "Never before has an American president tried so clearly to unite the civilized world, including the nations of the Middle East and Africa, against the forces of terrorism," he wrote. "Never before has...
  • It's time to make millennials suffer

    05/26/2017 1:04:44 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 29 replies ^ | 05/26/2017 | Ben Sasse
    One of nine kids born to a second-generation immigrant family in windy, rural Diller, Neb. (population 327), Grandma grew up poor, working the family farm during the Great Depression. It was at home — and thus work — that she met my grandfather, who was hired as a farm boy by her dad in the 1930s. They were married in May 1941, him at age 22 and her 21. Their first leased home had no indoor plumbing or running water. Their plot of land was north of town on Commercial Road, where they planned to start their own corn and...
  • Indonesia: 140 men arrested in raid on gay sauna

    05/26/2017 12:57:01 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 10 replies ^ | 05/26/2017 | Christine Douglass Williams
    Gays are brutalized and scorned in Indonesia for having “disease of the body and soul.” This is a country that was once deemed “moderate,” but is now enforcing strict Sharia adherence, and Sharia calls for the death of gays. “Two gay men were publicly caned this week as crowds shouted to ‘hit them harder’….The couple, in their 20s, were sentenced to 85 lashes each by a Sharia court in Aceh province after being filmed by local vigilantes.” Indonesian police have arrested more than 100 men in a weekend raid on a gay sauna in the capital Jakarta, a day before...
  • ISIS-linked attack on the Philippines: Is martial law the best response?

    05/26/2017 12:44:07 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 11 replies ^ | 05/26/2017 | John Burger
    News of Muslim terrorists burning down a cathedral in the southern Philippines, taking a priest and several parishioners hostage, and beheading a local police official may evoke memories of the Islamic State descending on Christian villages in northern Iraq three years ago. But the best way to deal with the problem might not be to impose martial law, as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has done. Rather, says Tom Smith, an expert on terrorism with a focus on Southeast Asia, it might be better to allow the country’s military to take their time and root out the problem. Smith, a Lecturer...
  • Manchester attack: Father's open letter to Ariana Grande goes viral

    05/26/2017 11:42:21 AM PDT · by treetopsandroofs · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26, 2017
    A father of three young girls wrote a now-viral open letter to Ariana Grande after she apologized to her fans following the terrorist attack in Manchester, England, Monday, where she had just performed.
  • Boehner: Trump has been a 'complete disaster' (Politico)

    05/26/2017 9:38:49 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/26/2017 | Louis Nelson
    Former House Speaker John Boehner said earlier this week that Donald Trump’s presidency has been “a complete disaster” thus far and that the billionaire-turned-commander-in-chief is still learning on the job. “Everything else he’s done [in office] has been a complete disaster,” Boehner said during a question-and-answer session at a conference in Houston on Wednesday. “He’s still learning how to be president.” ~snip~ He seemed content with his life as a retired politician and was quick to shoot down any talk of a future presidential bid. “I wake up every day, drink my morning coffee and say hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,” Boehner...
  • Looking for a Dumb Phone with a Keypad (Vanity)

    05/26/2017 7:19:48 AM PDT · by be-baw · 53 replies
    May 26, 2017 | be-baw
    I'm looking for a good non-smart cell phone with a real, non-virtual keypad. I'm having difficulty finding one online, because so many phones are being offered as part of a wireless package. If I understand the technology correctly, I'm looking for an unlocked phone, i.e., can be used with any wireless service. My current wireless contract has expired and I am shopping for wireless service as well. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
  • New Way to Make Plasma Propulsion Lighter and More Efficient

    05/26/2017 7:04:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies ^ | 05/25/2017 | Matt Williams
    [S]pacecraft that use these thrusters all require a neutralizer to ensure that they remain “charge-neutral”. This is necessary since conventional plasma thrusters generate more positively-charged particles than they do negatively-charged ones. As such, neutralizers inject electrons (which carry a negative charge) in order to maintain the balance between positive and negative ions. [T]hese electrons are generated by the spacecraft’s electrical power systems, which means that the neutralizer is an additional drain on power. The addition of this component also means that the propulsion system itself will have to be larger and heavier. To address this, the York/École Polytechnique team proposed...
  • Former professor arrested in beating at Berkeley Trump Rally

    05/25/2017 9:20:47 PM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    Sfgate ^ | 5/25/17 | Evan Sernoffsky
    A 28-year-old former East Bay community college professor was arrested for a brutal bike-lock attack amid a clash between President Trump supporters and radical left demonstrators last month in Berkeley, officials said Thursday. Video of the April 15 assault exploded on right-wing websites in the days following the clash as scores of cybersleuths began identifying Eric Clanton as the masked man seen bashing a Trump backer in the head, causing serious bleeding. Clanton was arrested early Wednesday morning in Oakland and booked in the Berkeley Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon that is not a firearm. He...
  • Evidence of 2,000 year old Battle for Jerusalem Unearthed in City of David

    05/25/2017 2:55:58 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 14 replies
    jpost ^ | 5/25/17 | Daniel Eisenbud
    “These finds tell the story of the last battle between the Roman forces and the Jewish rebels who had barricaded themselves in the city, a battle that resulted in the destruction of Jerusalem,” the Antiquities Authority said. “This battle is described by the historian Flavius Josephus [born 37 CE]: ‘On the following day the Romans, having routed the brigands from the town, set the whole on fire as far as Siloam (Josephus, Wars, Book 6:363).’” According to Nahshon Szanton and Moran Hagbi, directors of the excavation on behalf of the authority, the ballista balls were fired by Roman catapults used...
  • Vanity-a modest proposal for the press

    05/25/2017 2:11:09 PM PDT · by Sertorius · 11 replies
    5/25/2017 | Sertorius

    05/25/2017 1:40:10 PM PDT · by knarf · 35 replies
    self ^ | May25, 2017 | knarf
    I can't find one I can fill in, nor can I find a way of inventing it myself ...
  • Vanity: Bitcoin peaked today

    05/25/2017 1:36:47 PM PDT · by palmer · 35 replies
    none ^ | May 25, 2017 | palmer
    Bitcoin peaked above $2800 today.
  • Queen Elizabeth II Visits Victims of ‘Very Wicked’ Manchester Attack at Children’s Hospital

    05/25/2017 8:41:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    ktla ^ | 05/25/2017 | CNN wire
    Queen Elizabeth described the terror attack that left 22 people dead in Manchester as “very wicked” during a visit to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, according to the UK Press Association. The monarch was in Manchester Thursday to speak to some of the young people who were injured in Monday’s attack, as well as the hospital staff who have been treating them. The Queen talked to a number of parents and their children during her visit, even discussing singer Ariana Grande, whose concert they had been attending. ... The Queen wished Millie well and described the attack as “very alarming.” “It’s...
  • 2 US Astronauts Conduct Unplanned, Rapidly Executed Contingency Space Walk on Space Station

    05/25/2017 6:40:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 25 May , 2017 | Ken Kremer
    NASA managers ordered the spacewalk over the weekend when a computer unit known as multiplexer-demultiplexer-1 (MDM-1) unexpectedly failed Saturday morning, May 20 at 1:13 p.m. Central time. The cause of the MDM failure is not known, says NASA. Multiple attempts by NASA flight controllers to restore power to the MDM-1 relay box were not successful. The US dynamic duo successfully changed out the MDM computer relay box with a spare unit on board the station. They also installed a pair of antennas on the station on the U.S. Destiny Laboratory module to enhance wireless communication for future spacewalks. The MDM...
  • Caught On Cam: Fight Between Stone Mountain Teacher, Paraprofessional

    05/25/2017 6:37:09 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    Patch ^ | 5/24/2017 | Craig Johnson
    STONE MOUNTAIN, GA -- A video showing two women, purportedly a Stone Mountain Middle School teacher and paraprofessional, fighting in a classroom is circulating on social media this week. The video shows the women tussling and slamming into the whiteboard while students scream in panic and disbelief. While there is no word on what sparked the altercation, the 24-second clip shows the two women going at it even as a student runs up to try to stop them and another woman physically intervening, screaming "STOP! STOP! STOP!" Neither of the participants have been identified in the brawl, which appears to...
  • What if CNN's Chris Cuomo covered his father Mario's alleged mob ties like he covers Trump + Russia?

    05/24/2017 4:06:55 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 2 replies
    In 1987, Nicholas Pileggi of NY Magazine investigated the Cuomo's mob connections and found that they were heresay and baseless. I am not saying that Mario had mob connections, but it seems that the author was biased in his investigation. Regardless, Mario Cuomo's own son, Chris of CNN would have connected his father to the mob based on his obsession with Trump and Russia and weak evidence. I have quotes below regarding Chris discussing Trump and Russia and quotes involving his father and the mob. Here is the link to Pileggi's 1987 piece: Mario mob quotes: "In fact, when...
  • Report: Lieberman Out of Running for FBI Director

    05/24/2017 8:54:11 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 108 replies ^ | 05/24/2017 | Jeffery Rodack
    Lieberman, an ex-Democratic senator and former candidate for vice president who changed his affiliation to Independent, had been considered a frontrunner for the post, The New York Times reported. And shortly before leaving on his current foreign trip, Trump said he was "very close" to selecting someone to fill the position that became vacant when he fired Comey. But, according to the Times, Trump's staff had urged him to take more time in making the decision. And now Trump has decided he want a broader range of candidates for the post, CNN reported. Trump is retaining the services of lawyer...
  • What words do you use if you want to nullify ?

    05/24/2017 8:18:14 AM PDT · by knarf · 39 replies
    self ^ | May 24, 2017 | knarf
    Suppose you're on a jury, and you don't think the law being used to try a person is a correct law AS a law ... what do you say?