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  • King Tut's Dagger Made of Extraterrestial Material

    06/29/2016 6:01:40 PM PDT · by wildbill · 22 replies
    Bible History Daily ^ | 6/07/2016 | Robin Ngo
    King Tut owned a dagger that was out of this world—literally. Researchers have recently published a study in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science that supports what has long been suspected: The ancient Egyptians were using meteoritic iron well before the spread of iron smelting technology. The recent study on King Tut’s dagger, led by researchers from Italy and Egypt, used X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry to analyze the composition of the iron blade. Iron meteorites mostly contain iron and nickel, and the results of the XRF analysis on King Tut’s dagger confirm that the blade is mostly composed of iron...
  • Fox News Poll: Clinton up by 6 points, 89 percent say 'hot-headed' describes Trump

    06/29/2016 3:25:15 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 59 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | June 29, 2016 | Fox News
    Donald Trump has had a few rocky weeks on the campaign trail, and it shows in the latest Fox News Poll. Just over half of Republicans would rather have someone besides Trump as their nominee, and his support in the presidential ballot test has dropped seven points since May. Democrat Hillary Clinton is up 44-38 percent over Trump in a head-to-head matchup. Earlier this month, Clinton had a three-point edge (42-39 percent). In May, Trump was up by three (45-42 percent). Clinton’s current lead is just inside the poll’s margin of sampling error. The national poll, released Wednesday, finds she...
  • Adorable video shows the moment a tiny kitten makes a break for freedom from a pet store pen

    06/29/2016 11:31:13 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 June 2016 | John Carney for Daily Mail Australia
    It's hard to know whether this kitten was trying to escape from its confinement or looking to meet up with his canine friend, but they both ended up together anyway. The JoLinn Pet House, a pet store in Taipei, Taiwan, posted a video on its Facebook page of a kitten clambering its way up the glass in its pen to get to the gap at the top. After getting stuck there for a few seconds the kitten then has to quickly size up what to do next as the puppy in the pen next door suddenly realises he may have...
  • Wegmans bakery refuses to make cake for Ex-Muslims of North America, saying it might offend Muslims

    06/29/2016 10:44:13 AM PDT · by Lera · 27 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | June 29, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    Muslims didn't even complain. Wegmans was just afraid that they might: "The associate further added that - the store had Muslim workers, 'my employees may not know what this stands for, Ex-Muslims of North America, and I don't have enough time and people to educate them on what it is,' and although they were not sure if the employees would be offended, they 'can't put them in that situation.'" Of course, Wegmans. To put them in the situation of getting offended would be absolutely intolerable. No one should ever have to live with the fact that somewhere else, some people...
  • Latest battleground poll reveals John Kasich would have a slight lead on Hillary Clinton

    06/29/2016 8:43:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    Hillary Clinton may have a safe lead over Donald Trump across all seven battleground states, but that's certainly not the case with all of her potential Republican competitors. Ballotpedia's battleground poll out Wednesday reveals that Clinton polls a bit behind Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) across all seven states, averaging 40 percent to Kasich's 44 percent. Clinton polls even against House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), with both averaging 42 percent. However, if the Republican Party does hand Trump the nomination, Ballotpedia indicates that Clinton can likely expect success across the battleground states of Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Hillary group takes $200K in banned donations

    06/29/2016 8:38:48 AM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/29/16 | Harper Neidig and Jonathan Swan
    A super-PAC backing Hillary Clinton has accepted $200,000 in donations from a company holding multiple contracts with the federal government — despite a ban on such contributions. According to a review of contributions by The Hill, Boston-based Suffolk Construction made two contributions of $100,000 to Priorities USA, which is backing the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. At the time it made the contributions, Suffolk held multiple contracts worth $976,560 with the Department of Defense for maintenance and construction projects at a Naval base in Newport, R.I., and the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., according to the government website USASpending.gov....
  • LA City Hall panel backs fining companies for asking applicants about past crimes

    06/29/2016 8:37:28 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 06/28/16 | Dakota Smith
    Businesses that ask a job applicant about his or her criminal history during the hiring process could be fined and forced to pay the applicant up to $500 under a new law being considered by city leaders. A Los Angeles City Council committee backed a plan Tuesday to penalize businesses that weed out applicants based on criminal convictions. The rules are part of a law under consideration by the council aimed at giving former convicts a better shot at obtaining employment. The Ban the Box ordinance, approved in concept last year by the council, bans private employers with 10 or...
  • Bacon Infused Vodka Leads to Arrest of Oklahoma Bartender

    06/28/2016 8:48:00 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 57 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 28 June 2016 | Kemberlee Kaye
    The Pump Bar has been infusing vodka with bacon, garlic, and jalepenos to serve in their brunch bloody marys. Local news reported: Back in February, the ABLE Commission was called out to investigate a noise complaint. While it didn’t find any noise problems, there was something else suspicious. “They found bottles of alcohol were being emptied, contents put in the liquor and put back into the bottle,” said M.Sgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department. The police report shows a list of things – garlic, pickles, beef and even bacon, being infused into vodka. “Obviously this is a...
  • Hillary Clinton campaign calls Benghazi probe ‘partisan sham’

    06/28/2016 8:22:40 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 28, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is panning the Benghazi probe that has culminated in a 800-page report that is set to be released Tuesday and that makes the case that the former secretary of state underestimated the risk extremist groups posed to American personnel in Libya.
  • The Last Days of Hattusa

    06/27/2016 4:41:20 PM PDT · by wildbill · 14 replies
    Biblical Archeology ^ | 5/072016 | Trevor Bryce
    Mysterious Collapse of a Great Ancient Empire. From his capital, Hattusa, in central Anatolia, the last-known Hittite king, Suppiluliuma II (1207 B.C.-?), ruled over a people who had once built a great empire—one of the superpowers (along with Egypt, Mittani, Babylon and Assyria) of the Late Bronze Age. The Kingdom of the Hittites, called Hatti, had stretched across the face of Anatolia and northern Syria, from the Aegean in the west to the Euphrates in the east. But now those days were gone, and the royal capital was about to be destroyed forever by invasion and fire.
  • Judge Jeanine: Brexit is just the beginning

    06/27/2016 6:30:27 AM PDT · by metmom · 16 replies
    You tube video at link. Eight minutes long and she nails it. You have to get past the annoying ad first. Judge Jeanine: Brexit is just the beginning http://video.foxnews.com/v/4992915227001/judge-jeanine-brexit-is-just-the-beginning/?#sp=show-clips
  • Robichaud: Picking Elizabeth Warren as VP would be kiss of death

    06/27/2016 5:48:40 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 45 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/27/16 | Holly Robichaud
    Someone needs to send an apology to Ohio. I did not vote for Elizabeth Warren, so you cannot blame me for what is about to happen. Today, our Massachusetts nightmare hits the campaign trail for the Democratic presidential ticket. U.S. Sen. Warren will be stumping with Hillary Clinton in the swing state. Will they do a sit-in to demand votes for the ticket? That’s the only way they are going to get support for this already flawed ticket if Warren is chosen for the vice presidential slot. It’s no surprise that Warren is being considered. She has been working hard...
  • Charlie Rangel Found Guilty on 11 of 13 Ethics Violations

    06/27/2016 5:10:57 AM PDT · by blueyon · 68 replies
    PJmedia ^ | 6/25/16 | Tom Knighton J
    Democrat Rep. Charlie Rangel has found himself in a bit of a pickle. After years of allegedly thumbing his nose at pesky things like rules, his supposed misdeeds may be coming back to bite him on the proverbial hind quarter. A House ethics committee subpanel today found Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel guilty of 11 of the 13 charges of ethics violations against him. The panel, composed of four Democrats and four Republicans, emerged after private deliberation to announce their findings.
  • Gun salesman-in-chief: 52,600 a-day under Obama, more seen under Hillary

    06/27/2016 5:01:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/27/16 | Paul Bedard
    Gun sales are on a pace to break last year's record of more than 23 million, a boon to the U.S. industry and gun stores thanks to election-year worries about gun control and recent terror attacks, according to government figures and experts. Under Obama, background checks for guns reached 141.4 million through the end of May, amounting to sales of about 52,600 a day, according to the FBI. Last year, the FBI conducted more than 23 million background checks, which are generally used to figure sales of new and used weapons. Domestically, manufacturers have reported producing about 21,000 guns a...
  • George Will on Why He Really Supports Hillary Clinton: ‘I’m a Conservative’

    06/26/2016 5:04:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/26/16 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Washington Post columnist George Will explained why he left the Republican Party over presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Will said, “I left it for the same reason I joined it in 1964 when I voted for Barry Goldwater, because I was a conservative. I leave for the same reason, I’m a conservative. To give you a time line, shortly after Trump became the presumptive nominee he had a summit meeting with Paul Ryan where they stressed their vast shared ground, which is more important than their differences. I thought that was puzzling...
  • Dan Rather Worries That The Media Has Become ‘A Business Partner Of Donald Trump’

    06/26/2016 1:48:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 43 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/26/16 | Marina Fang
    Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather on Sunday had some words of advice — and caution — for journalists covering presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. Rather criticized cable news networks’ wall-to-wall coverage of the real estate mogul and warned that they may have been “complicit” in Trump’s rise to the top of the GOP field. “What I worry about is, in a way, the media is a political partner, a business partner of Donald Trump,” Rather said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    06/26/2016 11:46:04 AM PDT · by Faith · 10 replies
    June 26, 2016 | Faith
    . . . “I am Jesus whom thou persecutes. But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them...
  • CNN Host Tries Desperately to Get Corey Lewandowski to Trash Donald Trump – FAILS (VIDEO)

    06/26/2016 7:05:03 AM PDT · by blueyon · 51 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 6/25/16 | Jim Hoft
    "CNN Host Tries Desperately to Get Corey Lewandowski to Trash Donald Trump – FAILS (VIDEO)" ormer Donald Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski made his first appearance on CNN on Friday as its latest paid contributor. CNN host Erin Burnett tried her hardest to get Corey to trash his former employer and the Trump family. Corey refused saying it was an “honor” to work for Mr. Trump as his campaign manager for the past year. At the end of the interview Corey defended Donald Trump for saying Hillary’s home server was likely breached by foreign hackers. Burnett kept saying that there...
  • Egypt: Christians attacked and homes burned by Muslim mob over rumored church building

    06/25/2016 9:55:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 06/21/16 | Florence Taylor
    Christian homes and property have been attacked by a Muslim mob in Egypt over rumours a house under construction was being turned into a church. A large group of Muslims gathered around the house, owned by Coptic Christian Naim Aziz, in Qarayat al Bayda village near Alexandria after Friday prayers on June 17, chanting: "By no means shall there be a church here". "A great deal of fanatic Muslims gathered in front of the new house of my cousin, Naim Aziz, during its construction because of a rumour spread in the village that this building would be turned into a...
  • Trump army sabotages Michelle Fields' book reviews on Amazon

    06/25/2016 8:00:37 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 78 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6-25-16 | RED ALERT POLITICS
    "The book grabbed my arms and pulled me to the ground," one Amazon customer wrote.
  • Rep. Gohmert: If Orlando Was About Guns, Then 'Boston Was About a Pressure Cooker'(video)

    06/25/2016 6:05:41 AM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 6/24/16 | Susan Jones
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) called it "outrageous" that House Democrats would grab microphones and prevent fellow lawmakers from conducting business in violation of House rules, all to make a point about gun control, which is really beside the point, he said: "And when people go on for 12 hours, saying things, 'It's about guns,' then that means Boston was about a pressure cooker. It wasn't. Both of them were about radical Islam," Gohmert told Fox News's Charles Payne. "And the reason people died unnecessarily is because this FBI, this Justice Department, this Homeland Security has purged their training materials, so...
  • While Abortions Kill Babies, Court in Argentina Grants Basic Human Rights to an Orangutan

    06/24/2016 4:12:04 PM PDT · by blueyon · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 6/24/16 | Micaiah Bilger
    "While Abortions Kill Babies, Court in Argentina Grants Basic Human Rights to an Orangutan" An Argentinian court ruled this week that a orangutan named Sandra should receive some of the same legal rights as human beings, according to the BBC. Position 9 Not in use The court decided that while the 20-year-old animal was not a human being, she is a “person” who deserves certain legal rights, according to the report. Lawyers for the orangutan argued that she was being illegally detained in the Buenos Aires zoo and that she had “probable cognitive capability,” the BBC reported. The court ruled...
  • Obama Bashes Whitey in Speech at Entrepreneurship Summit (Video)

    06/24/2016 3:57:02 PM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/24/16 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama spoke at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit Friday in Palo Alto, California. This was his first speech after the Brexit vote left another mark on his years of failed leadership at home and abroad. During his speech to young entrepreneurs Obama took a swipe at whitey. “ Obama: When people can start their own businesses it helps people and families succeed… It offers a positive path for young people seeking to make something of themselves and can empower people who previously have been locked out of the existing social order, women, minorities, others who aren’t part of the...
  • Pink snow: pretty, but a troubling sign of a melting Arctic (RuH RoHhhh!! Alert!!)

    06/24/2016 3:21:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/24/16 | Susanna Heller
    Pink snow may be aesthetically pleasing, but scientists have found that it is indicative of the rapid pace of global warming. This snow, which thrives in high-latitude and high-altitude regions, is found in areas comparable to the Arctic, where Chlamydomonas nivalis algae, which is normally green, has a chemical reaction to the UV rays from the sun and takes on a reddish-pink hue. Scientists have been aware of rose-tinted snow since 1818, but they initially misunderstood its origins, believing it came about as a result of iron deposits left behind by a meteor. However, subsequent findings from the same year...
  • Anti-Trump lawsuits planned to challenge bound delegates

    06/24/2016 1:49:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 57 replies
    Washibgton Examiner ^ | 6/24/16 | Gabby Morrongiello
    Members of the "Free the Delegates" movement are expected to file separate lawsuits in Arizona and Virginia on Friday, challenging the constitutional restraints on binding delegates to a candidate at next month's Republican National Convention. A source familiar with the forthcoming court filings claimed that some individuals seeking to unbind all 2,472 delegates in Cleveland next month are being intimidated by state-level GOP officials. In some cases, the source said, party leaders have threatened to revoke delegates' credentials to the national convention. Regina Thomson, who serves as executive director of Free the Delegates, could not be reached for further details....
  • The bad moon rising over Hillary

    06/24/2016 11:15:16 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 06/23/16 | Wesley Pruden
    Hillary Clinton won’t be able to say she didn’t see the bad moon rising. Donald Trump gave her a blistering introduction this week to Presidential Politics 102, which differs in a remarkable way from Politics 101, which she encountered in her first attempt in 2008 and before that as the managing partner in Bubba’s two campaigns. Whatever she learned from Bubba didn’t take. He was a master at covering his tracks and playing the rube when forced to, with a Huck Finn grin and country charm: “Aw, whatcha gonna do with a good ol’ boy like me?” He got away...
  • USA Losing to ISIS: Obama's Defense Official Defends ISIS' "Right" to Internet Services in Raqqa

    06/24/2016 10:30:04 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | June 22, 2016 | SYDNEY J. FREEDBERG JR.
    Thornberry Fears Bureaucracy Hamstrings Cyber Vs. ISIS WASHINGTON: Why does the internet still work in Raqqa? That simple question about the Syrian capital of Daesh, the self-proclaimed Islamic State, posed today by retired fighter pilot Rep. Martha McSally, goes to the heart of how the military will use — or refrain from using — cyber weapons. It goes to deep suspicions that President Obama’s swollen National Security Council staff is micromanaging the military. No less a figure than House Armed Services Committee chairman Mac Thornberry voiced deep concern that we are bureaucratizing the cyber force at birth. All too often...
  • Brexit Decision Deals Another Blow to Obama

    06/24/2016 9:42:24 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 48 replies
    Rollcall ^ | 06/24/16 | Staff
    The United Kingdom's Decision to leave the European Union is the second major blow to President Barack Obama-and his legacy-in as many days. The country's historic referendum decision, which brought the resignation-effective in October-of U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron was made official one day after the Supreme Court left Obama's immigration executive order frozen in perpetuity.
  • Marines admit error, say Iwo Jima photo didn't include Wisconsin's John Bradley

    06/24/2016 9:01:21 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 28 replies
    http://www.jsonline.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Jim Michaels Usa Today
    The Marine Corps acknowledged Thursday it had misidentified one of the six men in the iconic 1945 World War II photo of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima. The investigation solved one mystery but raised another. The Marine Corps investigation identified a man who has never been officially linked to the famous photo: Pvt. 1st Class Harold Schultz, who died in 1995 and went through life without publicly talking about his role. "Why doesn't he say anything to anyone," asked Charles Neimeyer, a Marine Corps historian who was on the panel that investigated the identities of the flag raisers. "That's the...
  • Dozens of bomb-sniffing German Shepherd Dogs killed in Kuwait

    06/24/2016 6:12:37 AM PDT · by Gennie · 45 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 23, 2016 4:26 PM | Kate Irby
    Dozens of American-trained dogs were killed by a Kuwaiti-based company last week, according to multiple reports, though there are conflicting explanations for the deaths. An Instagram post by the Kuwait Animal Rescue Unit showed the dogs’ bodies piled on top of each other in a narrow hallway and called the action by Eastern Securities of Kuwait a “horrifying animal abuse/massacre.” “Due to their contract being revoked, they slaughtered 24 of their US K9 dogs whom were trained by USK9 dog training facility which is located in Louisiana, USA,” the post reads. “This security company is an American company which worked...
  • CPD notifed Sinead O’Connor threatening to jump from bridge

    06/23/2016 6:30:10 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 90 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | Miriam Di Nunzio
    Chicago Police are tonight confirming that they are on the lookout for singer Sinead O’Connor, who famously went missing for a 24-hour period in May while staying at a home in Wilmette, and was later found safe, and may now be threatening suicide. Chicago police received a call from police in Dublin, Ireland, stating that the singer had apparently threatened to jump off a bridge in Chicago. Concerns prompted Chicago Police Department to issue an “All Call” alert Thursday advising officers to be on alert for the 49-year-old singer.
  • Climate change could be even worse for Boston than previously thought [IEEEEE!]

    06/23/2016 6:35:55 AM PDT · by pabianice · 48 replies
    Boston Fishwrap ^ | 6/27/16 | Abel
    The consequences of climate change on Boston are expected to be far more calamitous than previous studies have suggested, a new report commissioned by the city says. In the worst-case scenario, sea levels could rise more than 10 feet by the end of the century — nearly twice what was previously predicted — plunging about 30 percent of Boston under water. Temperatures in 2070 could exceed 90 degrees for 90 days a year, compared with an average of 11 days now. And changes in precipitation could mean a 50 percent decline in annual snowfall, punctuated by more frequent heavy storms...
  • Oacaca Mexico Teachers Strike, Privatizing Mexico

    06/23/2016 4:42:34 AM PDT · by rovenstinez · 10 replies
    Democracy Now ^ | June 23, 2016 | rovenstinez
    In the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, a deadly police crackdown against teachers has left nine people dead and more than 100 wounded. On Sunday, police descended on teachers in the community of Nochixtlán, where they had set up blockades to protest against neoliberal education reform and the arrests of two teachers’ union leaders last week on what protesters say are trumped-up charges. "As soon as they arrived, they began to attack. And we were few, very few," said a Oaxacan teacher. "Then we started running. But they began to attack right away, instantly. At no time did they give...
  • Manohar Aich, India’s first Mr Universe, died on June 5th, aged 104

    06/23/2016 1:58:41 AM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    Economist ^ | 18 June 2016 | Economist
    HAD you wandered in 1950 past Sealdah railway station in Kolkata, weaving through the newspaper-hawkers, basket-carriers and mule-drivers, you might have spotted Manohar Aich sitting under a tree. ..if you came close, was the 46-centimetre bicep that rippled under his shirt, and the perfect V-shaped chest that gleamed as he tossed the waste rind aside. For Mr Aich had started his day at the wrestlers’ training ground, doing thousands of press-ups, sit-ups and leg-raises, and the rupees he was now accumulating were to pay for his trip to the Mr Universe contest in London—which, in 1952, he won. In the...
  • RADICAL JIHADIS Assault Restaurant Patrons in Philly, Screaming: “We Belong to ISIS!” (VIDEO)

    06/22/2016 3:23:57 PM PDT · by blueyon · 57 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 6/22/16 | Jim Hoft
    On June 11th at 4 AM five assailants were captured on security camera assaulting restaurant patrons outside Geno’s Steaks. The jihadis beat the restaurant patrons screaming, “Don’t mess with us, we belong to ISIS!” The Philadelphia police released this report: "On June 11, 2016 at approximately 4:15 am, five (05) unknown males were captured on surveillance video outside 1219 South 9th Street assaulting the victims. After the assault the suspects fled in two (02) vehicles, a dark colored pickup truck and a SUV and fled in an unknown direction. Both vehicles had New Jersey license plates. Victim #1 was struck...
  • Young People Shocked By Hillary's Scandals [three minute video]

    06/22/2016 2:21:42 PM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 22, 2016 | CampusReform
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLGG8VlDAOc
  • With TDI toxic, VW customers are moving on

    06/22/2016 10:11:25 AM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 53 replies
    Autoweek, via Automotive News ^ | 6/20/2016 | Ryan Beene
    Dennis Gaudet has had some loyal VW customers. One of them bought his past four vehicles from Gaudet’s Volkswagen store, part of the AutoServ Dealer Group in Tilton, N.H., and had been back to the VW dealership three times since the diesel scandal erupted in September for guidance on what to do with his diesel vehicle as trade-in time approached. Each time, Gaudet says, his dealership told the customer to hang tight until more was known. “He didn’t show up a fourth time,” Gaudet said. “I happened to run into him, and he was driving a Honda.” Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/vw-diesel-scandal/tdi-toxic-vw-customers-are-moving#ixzz4CKLeP4qa
  • "Make America White Again" campaign sign causing controversy in Polk Co.

    06/22/2016 9:02:02 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 50 replies
    Wrcbtv.com ^ | 6/22/16 | Ken Nichalson
    POLK COUNTY, TN (WRCB) - A campaign sign in Polk County is stirring up a lot of controversy. The sign, located off Highway 411 near Benton, says "Make America White Again" and was put there by Rick Tyler, an independent candidate in the race for Tennessee's 3rd congressional district seat currently held by Chuck Fleischmann. Tyler told Channel 3, he has no hatred in his heart for "people of color." He says the sign's message is that America should go back to a "1960s, Ozzie and Harriet, Leave it to Beaver time when there were no break-ins; no violent crime;...
  • Obama Smart Gun Push Could Conflict With Constitutional Rights, Legal Expert Says

    06/22/2016 6:42:30 AM PDT · by milton23 · 21 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/21/2016 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama plans to make smart gun technology a primary part of his push to control firearms, but an expert warns that the new high-tech weaponry poses a danger to constitutional rights—and he’s not talking about the Second Amendment. In April, Obama posed the question, “If we can set it up so you can’t unlock your phone unless you’ve got the right fingerprint, why can’t we do the same thing for our guns?” Obama released a presidential memorandum requiring three departments to push smart gun research—the departments of Justice, Homeland Security, and Defense. The memo also entices the industry...
  • Apple's Cook to host Paul Ryan fundraiser amid Trump woes

    06/21/2016 11:39:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Apple CEO Tim Cook will host a fundraiser with House Speaker Paul Ryan next week as the iPhone maker tries to strengthen its relationships with key Republicans — despite its decision to pull support for the GOP convention because of its distaste for Donald Trump. Cook will help generate cash for Ryan at a private breakfast on June 28 in Menlo Park, Calif., along with Gary Wipfler, the company’s treasurer, according to an invite obtained by POLITICO on Monday. The money benefits not only the speaker but a joint fundraising committee aimed at helping to elect other House Republicans.
  • CNN/ORC Poll: Clinton Leads Trump by 5 Points

    06/21/2016 9:38:03 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 40 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Brian Freeman
    Democrat Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump 47 percent to 42 percent in a new CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday. When voters are given a choice of a four-way race, Clinton's advantage over Trump narrows to 42 percent to 38 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson receiving 9 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein 7 percent.
  • Leaked Memo Teaches Clinton Staffers How To Break Campaign Finance Laws And Get Away With It

    06/21/2016 8:28:48 AM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    TheDailyCaller ^ | 6/20/16 | Christian Datoc
    "Leaked Memo Teaches Clinton Staffers How To Break Campaign Finance Laws And Get Away with it" A leaked 2015 memo appears to give Hillary Clinton staffers advice on how to solicit large-sum donations from Super PACs without breaking campaign finance law restricting that behavior.
  • Mountain biker collides with bear on trail

    06/20/2016 2:59:33 PM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    nbc4i.com ^ | 6/20/2016 | unknown
    It’s not unusual to wipe out when riding your bike on a mountain trial, but when a bear causes you to crash, that’s a different story. According to Davis Souza’s post on Instagram, he was biking near Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountain range June 14 when he crossed the bath of what looks like a black bear.
  • How to Un-Hypnotize a Rabid Anti-Trumper (Scott Adams DESTROYS "#NeverTrump")

    06/20/2016 9:40:53 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 24 replies
    Dilbert.com ^ | 06/19/16 | Scott Adams
    Regular readers of this blog know I’m a trained hypnotist. I’ve been studying the ways of persuasion – in all its forms – for decades. My background in persuasion is the reason I recognized last summer that Trump would exceed most people’s expectations. He was pitch-perfect on persuasion technique. If you don’t study persuasion, Trump’s actions appear random and even dangerous. If you do know how persuasion works, you probably realize Trump is in a league of his own. You think I’m overstating the case for persuasion. Perhaps you think Trump is doing well for a variety of reasons that...
  • Capitol Insider: Kasich plans public events during GOP convention in Cleveland

    06/20/2016 9:08:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    John Kasich reiterated last week that he’s still not sure of his formal role at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland that is to nominate Donald Trump in a month. But that doesn’t mean the Ohio governor won’t be visible. He is quietly putting together both public events and private meetings during the four-day gig in his home state. “What he does publicly will be focused on his vision of a Republican Party based on conservative principles that brings everyone together and gives all Americans a chance to rise,” said spokesman Chris Schrimpf. “It could be a combination of his...
  • HRC called disabled children at an Easter egg hunt 'f***ing ree-tards' and referred to Jews as..

    06/20/2016 9:00:14 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 10 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 20, 2016 | Caroline Howe
    EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton once called disabled children at an Easter egg hunt 'f***ing ree-tards' and referred to Jews as 'stupid k***s' while Bill called Jesse Jackson a 'damned n****r,' claims Bill's former lover Bill Clinton's former lover Dolly Kyle claims the Clinton couple regularly used racial epithets in her new book, Hillary: The Other Woman She writes that Hillary was caught on record blurting out the terms 'stupid k**e' and 'f***ing Jew b*****d' She says Bill called the Reverend Jesse Jackson a 'Goddamned n****r' But rumors of Bill's trysts with black women were rampant in Little Rock One prominent black...
  • JUSTICE: Judge Sends Black Activist To Jail For Hoax Death Threats To Black Students, Faculty

    06/20/2016 8:22:15 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 19, 2016 | Eric Owens
    A New Jersey judge has sentenced a black racial activist to 90 days in jail because she tweeted anonymous death threats and bomb threats against black students and professors at Kean University, her alma mater. The woman who sent the criminal tweets is Kean graduate Kayla-Simone McKelvey. McKelvey, 25, sent the tweets back in November, using a computer at the taxpayer-funded New Jersey school. The twentysomething race activist chose the Twitter handle @keanuagainstblk — Kean University against black — to make the threats, which included a promise to murder a slew of black people. McKelvey unleashed a tweet directed at...
  • Why Wal-Mart can NOT afford to pay workers a $15 minimum wage [warning: contains math]

    06/20/2016 6:58:31 AM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | June 20, 2016 | Michael Saltsman
    Wal-Mart is "hugely profitable," writes the National Employment Law Project (NELP) in a recent commentary, generating "$482 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2016." Here, the writer falsely equates revenue (the money a company takes in before subtracting expenses) and profit (how much a company makes after it pays its costs). It's a common tactic used to shock readers and inflate the perception of a company's finances. Wal-Mart's actual profit, according to SEC filings, was only 3 percent of its total revenue. That works out to roughly $6,400 dollars in profit for each of the company's 2.3 million employees—a profit...
  • What Liberals Get Wrong About the Family

    06/20/2016 6:56:12 AM PDT · by milton23 · 7 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/17/2016 | Scott Yenor
    Conservatives are wrong to accuse the liberals of relativism. They are not relativists, but have fanatical attachment to certain ideals, which conservatives often fail to understand. One such ideal is autonomy, which guides their entire sexual agenda. As I argue in “The Obligations of Family Life: A Response to Modern Liberalism,” the Left’s understanding of autonomy does much damage to marriage and family life. Autonomy At first glance, autonomy seems to reflect the traditional American notion that all human beings are created free and equal. For example, everyone believes that marriage begins in the consent of two people and that...
  • DHS report before Orlando massacre: Don’t offend Muslims while combating extremism

    06/19/2016 5:41:41 PM PDT · by grundle · 61 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 14, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    A report by the Homeland Security Advisory Council released days before the Islamic terror attack in Orlando, Florida, stressed the importance of combating extremism by avoiding terms that might offend Muslims. A HSAC subcommittee first created by DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson in 2015 published its report on June 9. Some instructions found in the report include: Officials should not use the word “jihad.” Officials should not use the word “sharia.” Officials should not use the word “takfir,” which is done when one Muslim accuses another of apostasy. Officials are instructed to “reject religiously-charged terminology and problematic positioning by using plain...