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  • Hearts Are Melting For Kameron Kasky and David Hogg (Gay mag outed the couple)

    04/24/2018 11:01:17 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 25 replies
    (Trans Magazine) Out.com ^ | 4/23/18 | Bobbi Schuessler
    DO NOT CLICK ON SOURCE. Degenerate Source. Everything here. Parkland survivors Cameron Kasky and David Hogg, who have been instrumental in the Never Again movement since the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, reportedly announced today via Twitter that they’re going to prom together. As PinkNews also reported, Kasky posted a simple message with the caption “Prom 2018” including a photo of the two young men. Here’s the thing, judging from the photo, it’s still semi unclear whether or not the two will actually be attending the high school dance together (based on Hogg’s loving embrace paired with...
  • 13 semis line Detroit freeway to help man considering suicide

    04/24/2018 2:00:15 PM PDT · by mowowie · 27 replies
    FOX 2 ^ | Apr 24 2018
    The Michigan State Police organized a unique way to help a man who was threatening suicide on a highway overpass: they pulled together multiple semi truck drivers to help shorten the fall. Tuesday morning, all lanes of 696 were closed at Coolidge in both directions as a man threatened suicide. The first call came in a little before 1 a.m. on Tuesday as the unnamed man was on the bridge over the highway. The eastbound lanes were closed as MSP started organizing semi-truck passing through. A few minutes later, the westbound lanes were also closed as more semis showed up...
  • Lindsey Graham and Henry McMaster promise to back Trump in 2020 bid

    04/24/2018 11:12:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    postandcourier ^ | 04/19/2018 | Caitlin Byrd
    Out of the blocks early, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday vowed to support President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election bid. The show of solidarity from the South Carolina Republican comes as many other members of the GOP are waiting to weigh in on their party leader. Graham, who has butted heads with the president in the past and also faced him as a 2016 GOP presidential primary challenger, fired off two tweets stating his support for the sitting president. In the post, Graham tagged Trump, an active social media user, when he tweeted: "As to the 2020 presidential race, I...
  • Former Black Panther Chairman: 'You Don’t Like Us, Mr. Trump? Then Hand Over the State of Florida'

    04/24/2018 9:03:15 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 118 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4/24/18 | Nicholas Ballasy
    “We must have reparations, full compensation for the theft of our land, the theft of our bodies, the theft of our people from Africa, the theft of our dignity; the desecration of our souls decade after decade after decade after decade. As I said, we don’t want your food stamps. We don’t want no government handout. We don’t want to be trying to fix up some paperwork so I can get Social Security. We want our own. Donald Trump, you don’t want us? You don’t want to be around us? Hot dammit, I don’t want to be around you,” Shabazz...
  • The Child Entertainment Industry’s Coarsening Thanks to Rap Lyrics

    04/24/2018 7:49:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 4/21/2018 | Matt Norcross
    Editor's Note: The following has been adapted with the author's permission from its original publication on Carolina Culture Warrior. To be fully transparent, the author also owns shares in ABC (as previously disclosed). WARNING: This post features lyrics with strong language. As previously pointed out here, March 24's Kids’ Choice Awards on Nickelodeon saw a disastrously pitiful rating that was among the lowest ever. This drop was thanks to, in part, due to many of those nominated in music, movies, and TV show categories not being appropriate for children and overt endorsements of the anti-gun March for Our Lives protests....
  • Trump's revenge: US crude oil floods European markets in blow to OPEC and Russia

    04/24/2018 7:42:20 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 90 replies
    UK Express Finance News ^ | 4-24-18 | Darius McQuaid
    THE United States is flooding the European markets with record amounts crude oil as US producers seize on Russia and the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) pact to cut output resulting in soaring oil prices. US crude oil is seen as the cheaper option as the OPEC and Russia pact begins to bite after agreeing jointly to oil output jointly by 1.8million barrels per day (bpd) help rebalance the market and to help elevate the benchmark Brent prices. Now, the relatively high prices brought about by that pact, coupled with surging US output, are making it harder to...
  • Our PC Culture Just Got Even More Ridiculous

    04/24/2018 6:43:00 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2018 | Bernard Goldberg
    Russell Westbrook, was having another spectacular game. He had just made a pass setting up a basket -- one of a stunning 19 assists he made in the game -- when Davis put an exclamation point on the Westbrook pass, saying Westbrook was playing "out of his cotton-pickin' mind." Davis is white and Westbrook is black, in case you haven't figured that out. And in case you have absolutely no knowledge of history, slaves once upon a time picked cotton in the South. So reparations for the ugly past had to be paid, more than 150 years after slavery ended....
  • Mark Levin and his "Great Patriot" (Cory Katz) How CRTV avoiding...

    04/24/2018 4:25:29 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 17 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | 04.24.18 | Mark Steyn
    Mark Levin and his "Great Patriot" (Cory Katz) How CRTV is trying to avoid paying Steyn's Lawsuit Win CRTV is pulling a fast one to get out of its legal obligations. Katz admitted to it before hand, seems criminal to me. Levin seems to be a pit. ...Cary Katz vs CRTV LLC is, in fact, Cary Katz vs Cary Katz. If you read Judge Gordon's final order, you quickly understand that Cary Katz is CRTV and CRTV is Cary Katz: He's not only the sole investor, and spent two days on the stand testifying as CRTV's principal witness, but he...
  • California to 'whiplash' between drought, floods: study

    04/24/2018 3:01:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 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...
  • World's first penis and scrotum transplant carried out by US doctors

    04/23/2018 11:43:38 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 52 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 23 APRIL 2018 | Harriet Alexander
    Doctors in the United States have performed the world’s first penis and scrotum transplant, performing the surgery on a US military sergeant severely injured several years ago in an IED blast in Afghanistan. The man, whose name was not given, is recovering well and expected to regain both urinary and sexual function, said Richard Redett, who led the transplant team. He told a press conference on Monday in Baltimore, where the team at Johns Hopkins hospital worked, that the patient underwent 14 hours of surgery in late March. It is not the world’s first penis transplant – that was carried...
  • YouTube Temporarily Demonetizes Dave Rubin Interview with Thomas Sowell

    04/23/2018 11:11:44 PM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 23, 2018 | Lucas Nolan
    YouTube reportedly demonetized an interview with Dave Rubin of the popular internet show the Rubin Report and American political philosopher and author Thomas Sowell. The video was monetized shortly after Rubin publicly demanded an explanation from YouTube. Dave Rubin, the host of the Rubin Report, an internet series in which Rubin interviews a number of media and internet personalities, took to Twitter to reveal that an interview he conducted with political philosopher and author Thomas Sowell had been demonetized. When a video is demonetized, it means that the creator of the video no longer receives a percentage of ad revenue...
  • Desert Rat’s photo album charting unit’s journey from N. Africa to Germany in WWII

    04/23/2018 7:43:01 PM PDT · by Postman Pat · 6 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 23 April 2018 | Connor Boyd
    A Desert Rat's captivating photo album charting the iconic army unit's epic journey from the North African desert to Germany in the Second World War is being auctioned off. Sergeant Ronald Jenner, of the 7th Armoured Division, fought in North Africa, the Middle East, Italy, France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. His armoured car was one of the first to enter Tripoli during the North African campaign when the city was captured by the Allies in January 1943.
  • Former Ryan aide announces congressional bid

    04/23/2018 11:48:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    thehill ^ | 04/23/2018 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Bryan Steil, a former aide to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), on Sunday announced his bid for Ryan’s congressional seat, The Associated Press reported. “I want to take my problem-solving skills to Congress. I think they need problem solvers, doers ... not talkers,” Steil reportedly said. No viable Republican candidate had entered the race before Ryan announced his retirement earlier this month. The primary is scheduled for Aug. 14. Steil, who is from Ryan’s hometown of Janesville, sits on the Board of Regents for the University of Wisconsin, the AP reported. He served as an economic adviser and legislative aide to...
  • More Joy Reid Anti-Gay Writings Discovered — MSNBC Host Claims Site was Hacked

    04/23/2018 11:13:55 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    brietbart ^ | 04/23/2018 | John Nolte
    Joy Reid’s old blog, The Reid Report (2000-2014), is littered with even more anti-gay posts than were originally discovered, reports the far-left blog Mediate. The MSNBC host is claiming these latest discoveries were not written by her, but by hackers as a means “to taint my character.” Earlier this year, Reid admitted to authoring a number of posts on her old site that mercilessly ridiculed then-Republican Florida Governor Charlie Crist as a homosexual (even after he married a woman). Reid was clearly using homosexuality as a pejorative, as a weapon of ridicule, so the left-wing MSNBC anchor’s homophobia has already...
  • Environmentalists plan logging to restore redwood forests

    04/22/2018 5:12:00 PM PDT · by grundle · 36 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | April 17, 2018 | Paul Rogers
    Environmentalists who have fought loggers for generations have a surprising new strategy to save California’s storied old-growth redwood forests: Logging. Save the Redwoods League, a venerable San Francisco organization that has preserved more than 214,000 acres of redwood forest since it was founded in 1918, is embarking on a $5 million plan to thin out 10,000 acres of redwoods, Douglas fir, tan oaks and other trees. The logging will begin at Redwood National Park and Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park near the Oregon border over the next five years. After that, the group plans to thin forests in nearby...
  • Long Hours, Low Pay Push Some Democratic Campaign Workers To Unionize

    04/22/2018 5:06:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | April 22, 2018
    Many political campaign workers spend long hours at low pay, living off of pizza and coffee, all in the hope of seeing their candidate win. Now, labor organizers are setting their sights on bringing those workers into the labor movement at a time when the percentage of U.S. workers who belong to a union is falling steadily. The newly formed Campaign Workers Guild claims to have helped organize at least a dozen Democratic campaigns and one political consulting firm. "It's been far too long that workers in this industry have been exploited. And now we're finally standing together to put...
  • VIDEO: Students shocked that Obama also sent troops to border

    04/22/2018 3:03:40 PM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 21, 2018 | Cabot Phillips
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=731e23RING8The students I spoke with at the University of California, Santa Barbara were, predictably, no fans of President Trump's deployment of the National Guard to the border. They called it a "a huge waste of money" and "a totally uncalled for act of power," but when they learned that Obama had done the same thing, they said the difference came down to "intentions." Last week, President Trump announced a plan to deploy troops from the National Guard to the southern border in an attempt to stop the influx of illegal activity in the region. Critics of the move were vocal...
  • A new Anchor Brewing collaboration yields San Franpsycho IPA

    04/22/2018 12:28:24 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 41 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 16,2018 | Jay R. brooks
    Anchor Brewing‘s new collaboration with San Francisco-based San Franpsycho clothing brand has resulted in a San Franpsycho IPA, a 6.3 percent alcohol by volume (ABV) beer with floral hops and big, juicy stone fruit notes. It’s a hazy IPA fermented with a mixed-culture yeast and peach and apricot purees. The summer seasonal is available through September in 12-ounce bottles and on draft.
  • Upcoming site set to analyze news will have fake news hotline

    04/22/2018 10:01:44 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/22/18 | Julia Manchester
    An upcoming media service aimed at analyzing news will have a hotline for members of the public and political candidates to flag what they consider fake news seen on the internet. NewsGuard is set to announce the telephone hotline, as well as an encrypted digital hotline, which can be resources for people to flag what they believe to be fake news. “We’ve already seen one case of a candidate citing an endorsement from a bogus site that was created by supporters of that candidate. This is a particularly insidious variety of fake news because it is aimed directly at unsuspecting...
  • New ideas to make Democrats the party of the future

    04/22/2018 9:37:27 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/22/18 | Winston Fisher and Jim Kessler
    In the latest “believe it or not” moment, farmers are experimenting with collars for cows equipped with GPS and electronic signaling that would eliminate the need for fencing and herding. American farmers spent $300 million last year on fencing. To policymakers concerned about the creation of jobs, did anyone see farm fencing falling to the veracious appetite of disruption? The Republican Party, led by Donald Trump, is unabashedly lurching backwards. The tax bill was straight out of the supply side 1980s. The steel tariffs are from the Smoot-Hawley 1930s. Democrats are, understandably, mostly in opposition mode. But the world is...