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  • Pittsburgh mobster with 'Goodfellas' gang drug ties dies in Ormond bar

    07/30/2016 11:32:42 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 10 replies
    Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | 7/29/2016 | Lyda Longa
    A mobster known as the "Pittsburgh connection" for the real-life gangsters portrayed in the Oscar-winning movie "Goodfellas" died Thursday evening after he suffered a heart attack at an Ormond Beach bar. Eugene "Nick the Blade" Gesuale, 73, was having his customary Pinot Grigio at Past Times Restaurant and Bar, when he suddenly fell over," said bar manager David Ruiz. "He was on his cellphone and it looked as if he was having a seizure," Ruiz said Friday afternoon. "I called 9-1-1." Ruiz said Gesuale, who was released from federal prison in October 2014 after serving 24 years for racketeering and...
  • DONALD TRUMP Leads Crooked Hillary by 5 Points in Latest USCDornsife Poll - Trump 46 to 41

    07/30/2016 11:30:25 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies
    DONALD TRUMP Leads Crooked Hillary by 5 Points in Latest USCDornsife Poll Republican Donald Trump continues to lead Crooked Hillary by 5 points in the latest USCDornsife poll. Hillary Clinton actually LOST POINTS this week during the DNC Convention in Philly but is back to 41% now after the convention ended. usc dornsife Donald Trump also wallops Hillary Clinton in enthusiasm. The lines to see Donald Trump Friday in Colorado were ENORMOUS!
  • Here Comes The First Pilot-Less Private Space Shuttle

    07/30/2016 8:26:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/29/2016 | Andrew Follett
    The space company Sierra Nevada shipped the world’s first private, pilot-less space shuttle to California for testing Thursday. The pilot-less shuttle, called Dream Chaser, will undergo its first test flight later in 2016, and the Sierra Nevada plans to send the shuttle into space in late 2019. “We’re going to take it up to a very high altitude. We’re going to drop it and it’s going to fly itself,” Mark Sirangelo, the vice president of Sierra Nevada Space Systems, told a local Colorado news outlet. “It’s autonomous space vehicle, which means that onboard computers control everything that it does.” Currently,...
  • Fun Islamic Facts 2: Peeing Your Way to Hell (David Wood)

    07/30/2016 8:05:14 AM PDT · by all the best · 16 replies
    youtube.com ^ | July 29, 2016 | David Wood
    Welcome to “Fun Islamic Facts,” where I share fun facts about Muhammad and the Qur’an whenever jihadis go on a killing spree.
  • Some seniors surprised to be automatically enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans

    07/30/2016 7:52:46 AM PDT · by BobL · 62 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 29, 2016 | Susan Jaffe
    Only days after Judy Hanttula came home from the hospital after surgery last November, her doctor's office called with bad news: Records showed that instead of traditional Medicare, she had a private Medicare Advantage plan, and her doctor and hospital were not in its network. Neither the plan nor Medicare now would cover her medical costs. She owed $16,622. -- snip -- Hanttula said she ignored all mail from insurers because she had chosen traditional Medicare. "I felt like I had insured myself properly with Medicare," she said. "So I quit paying attention to the mail."
  • Video: The American flag falls to the ground and Hillary and her staff IGNORE IT!

    07/30/2016 7:12:59 AM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    BPR BizPac Review ^ | 07/30/16 | John Binder
    Following Hillary Clinton’s speech to the Democratic National Convention, the Clinton campaign took the backstage area where they were met with American flags and more balloons. But, when one American flag began falling behind Hillary aide Huma Abedin, the staff around Clinton hardly blinked an eye at the sight. Check out the lack of respect here:
  • America is Good (Saturbray)

    07/30/2016 7:00:35 AM PDT · by bray · 6 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 7/30/16 | bray
    Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:14,16 KJV It is always a good idea when you are quoting a famous author as your main cliché of your acceptance rant to give him credit for his phrase. When Harpy said, “America is great because America is good” she lifted that quote from famous French author Alexis de Tocqueville. The point he was making was the reason...
  • Both Campaigns Stunned After Houston Chronicle Makes VERY Surprising Endorsement (MEGA BARF ALERT)

    07/30/2016 6:23:41 AM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 57 replies
    Bipartisan Report ^ | July, 2016 | Georgia Bristow
    One of the largest newspapers in all of Texas, which previously endorsed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, has now officially endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
  • Howie Carr Show thread July-Dec 2016

    07/30/2016 3:59:52 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    howiecarr.com ^ | 7/30/16 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread for the rest of the year starting off with some pix of Howie's new studios
  • Al Gore’s daughter appears in court after West Roxbury protest arrest (Massachusetts)

    07/29/2016 10:26:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 29, 2016 | Susan Zalkind
    The daughter of former Vice President Al Gore appeared Friday at a hearing in West Roxbury Municipal Court after she was arrested for protesting the construction of Spectra Energy’s West Roxbury Lateral pipeline. “This pipeline is being built in West Roxbury against the will of the community. Elected officials have opposed it,” Karenna Gore said outside of the courtroom. “We’re in a position with climate change where, if we just keep on going like nothing is wrong and continue to use fossil fuels… then we are really headed for the worst.”
  • PAUL RYAN, Glenn Beck, Ted Cruz Headline #NeverTrump Conference in August

    07/29/2016 5:08:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 59 replies
    The GatewayPundt ^ | 07/29/16 | Jim Hoft
    Speaker Paul Ryan, TV host Glenn Beck, and Lyin Ted Cruz will headline the August Redstate #NeverTrump conference in Denver. The headliners are staunch #NeverTrumpers. Paul Ryan’s primary is on August 9, 2016. The #NeverTrump conference is August 12-14. Other notables speaking at the conference include #NeverTrumpers Senator Ben Sasse, Governor Nikki Haley, Carly Fiorina, Ken Cuccinelli, Katie Pavlich, Guy Benson, Hugh Hewitt and Erick Erickson. are the featured speakers at the annual RedState gathering in Denver in August. Maybe Hillary Clinton will make a surprise appearance?
  • Shopkeeper allegedly chops off poor couple's heads for not repaying 29-cent debt

    07/29/2016 3:14:21 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 24 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 29, 2016 | Biswajeet Banerjee, AP
    LUCKNOW, India -- Police arrested a shopkeeper for axing to death a couple from a lower caste for not promptly paying a meagre debt of 15 rupees (29 cents) for groceries, an official said Friday. District Magistrate Pramod Chandra Gupta said the upper caste shopkeeper killed the couple in a rage Thursday, severing both their heads, when they asked for more time to pay for the groceries they bought from his shop in Mainpuri, a town in Uttar Pradesh state. The Dalit couple were construction workers and left behind five children, Gupta said. "The shopkeeper panicked after killing the couple...
  • Trump beats Hillary in Viewers

    07/29/2016 12:41:53 PM PDT · by Crimson Elephant · 11 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | July 29th, 2016 | Dominic Patten
    It looks like Donald Trump is going to take the lead over Hillary Clinton this election...
  • The VA's Luxury Art Obsession

    07/29/2016 11:04:34 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/26/2016 | Adam Andrzejewski
    In the now-infamous VA scandal of 2012-2015, the nation was appalled to learn that 1,000 veterans died while waiting to see a doctor. Tragically, many calls to the suicide assistance hotline were answered by voicemail. The health claim appeals process was known as “the hamster wheel” and the appointment books were cooked in seven of every ten clinics. Yet, in the midst of these horrific failings the VA managed to spend $20 million on high-end art over the last ten years – with $16 million spent during the Obama years. A joint investigation by COX Media Washington, D.C. and our...
  • Bill Clinton falls asleep during HRC's Speech

    07/28/2016 10:54:11 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 116 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZVHNeBqtG8
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 29 July 2016

    07/28/2016 5:58:44 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 145 replies
    July 28, 2016 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea,or maybe a tall brew?Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME...
  • James O'Keefe Assaulted

    Activist, author and investigative journalist James O’Keefe from Project Veritas went undercover as a Hillary supporter this week at the DNC Convention in Philadelphia. What transpired was shocking. James was dressed as a Hillary Clinton supporter and walked through the Bernie supporters outside the Wells Fargo Convention Center. The Bernie supporters REALLY do not like Hillary.
  • JERRY DOYLE DEAD AT 60

    07/28/2016 9:51:33 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 74 replies
    TMZ ^ | 7/28/16 | TMZ
    Actor Jerry Doyle, also a talk host, has died at 60
  • Former Fox News correspondent, 55, arrested in Virginia on rape charges

    07/28/2016 7:52:13 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 July 2017 | Snejana Farberov
    A former Fox News correspondent has been arrested in Virginia on charges of rape and forcible sodomy. Orlando 'Orly' Salinas, 55, who had spent 12 years reporting for Fox News in Miami, was taken into custody on Tuesday in Montgomery County, Virginia, after being indicted on charges stemming from an incident that took place in January. Court documents in the case indicate that the alleged victim was not Salinas' wife, but another woman. While the indictments, cited by The Roanoke Times, offer scant details regarding Salinas' alleged offenses, they state that the former reporter took actions against the victim by...
  • Trump, Putin and the hacking of an American election

    07/28/2016 6:53:19 AM PDT · by pabianice · 47 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 7/28/16 | Hiawatha Bray
    Russia’s apparent election tampering — and Trump’s call for the Russians to expose Clinton’s deleted e-mails — shows that the insecurity of America’s data networks could undermine our ability to hold free and fair elections. But if the Russian president would go this far to pick our next president, why not take the direct approach? Why not tamper with the computers that manage the nation’s voting systems?
  • Refugee accused of raping U.S. girl flees America

    07/28/2016 4:53:46 AM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    WND ^ | 7/27/16 | Leo Hohmann
    A 49-year-old Iraqi refugee who came to the U.S. in 2003 has fled the country 48 hours before he was to stand trial in Kennewick, Washington, for allegedly raping a grade-school girl. Khalid Fathey reportedly boarded a flight for Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Authorities issued a nationwide arrest warrant this week after he failed to show at his Benton County Superior Court trial, a local newspaper reported. The U.S. Marshals Service then discovered that Fathey left Seattle on July 23 on a plane bound for Dubai, Anita Petra, deputy county prosecutor, told the Tri-Cities Herald. She did not...
  • Four dead in plane crash and fire at Columbia (CA) Airport

    07/27/2016 7:42:41 PM PDT · by keat · 7 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | JULY 27, 2016 | DEKE FARROW
    A twin-engine, four-seater airplane crashed at the Columbia Airport on Wednesday afternoon, killing the four people on board, said authorities and a witness to the aftermath. According to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department, officials received the report of the crash at 4:45 p.m. “The plane was completely engulfed, with surrounding vegetation involved,” the department said in a post on its Facebook page. “Emergency crews are on scene.” Sgt. Andrea Benson, the department’s public information officer, added that the plane was coming in from the north, hit the runway, veered left and went into a field. None of the people aboard...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: ‘No time to nickel and dime Israel’

    07/27/2016 2:02:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) sounded irate in a brief phone interview Monday afternoon with Right Turn. His subcommittee, with strong bipartisan support, has already passed legislation to hike military aid to Israel from $3.1 billion to $3.4 billion for 2017. But as has been reported in Israeli papers, the administration — with one more kick in Israel’s shins before President Obama leaves office — has told Israel there will be no increase this year or in a new 10-year memorandum of understanding (MOU). Moreover, the long-standing offshore procurement (OSP) agreement that allows Israel to purchase a significant percentage of...
  • 'Queer Kids Stuff' videos indoctrinate preschoolers

    07/27/2016 9:01:25 AM PDT · by fwdude · 21 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | July 6, 2016 | Bob Kellogg
    A new video series is aimed at indoctrinating preschoolers with the LGBT message — a strategy that one pro-family activist says is far from new. The series, titled "Queer Kids Stuff" teaches preschoolers what the terms "gay," "bisexual" and "transgender" mean in an attempt to normalize the LGBT lifestyle with youth at an early age — a tactic that has repeatedly been used over the years to influence impressionable children. Advocates of homosexual behavior admit that they are trying to get to the youngsters before they hear anything negative about homosexuality. MassResistance founder and director Brian Camenker expresses concern that...
  • Donald Trump says he wants Russia to find Clinton's missing emails

    07/27/2016 8:54:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    local10.com ^ | 07/27/2016
    rump said he's never met or spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin, but he said the incident with the hacked emails demonstrates that Putin and other world leaders no longer respect the United States. More Elections Headlines Donald Trump lands in South Florida for fundraiser, speech ... Trump said that he hopes Russian hackers find and share Clinton's missing emails. "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," Trump told reporters Wednesday morning at Trump National Doral Miami. "I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press."
  • Bill’s desperate bid to humanize Hillary shows fear she might lose

    07/27/2016 7:45:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    Here’s a fact to chew on: Much of Day Two at the convention was spent trying to humanize Hillary Clinton. After 25 years in public life, she feels the need to tell us she cares. A parade of speakers warmed up the crowd by telling stories about her compassion, some of it very long ago. Getting money for New Yorkers after 9/11, helping children get health insurance, securing health care for veterans. This being a coronation, the circumstances grew in grandeur with each telling, until they made her sound like Mother Teresa. She’s so profoundly kind and tireless and honest...
  • Swarm of teenagers caught on camera stealing gas station snacks

    07/26/2016 6:57:30 PM PDT · by massmike · 70 replies
    wcvb.com ^ | 07/26/2016 | n/a
    BOSTON —About 20 teenagers mobbed a Roslindale gas station over the weekend, grabbing items from the convenience store before running out, authorities said. The group inside for about 10 seconds before they rush out again. A customer who was fueling his car presses himself up against his vehicle to avoid them. "This is the first time I've seen teenagers so young do this," Gloria Mantas said. "They were laughing. They were laughing. They thought it was fun." Video from a camera inside the shop shows the crowd raiding the ice cream cooler, candy racks and soda refrigerator.
  • BREITBART NEWS CANCELS MILO YIANNOPOULOS APPEARANCE AT SWEDISH GAY PRIDE MARCH

    07/26/2016 3:16:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 25 JULY 2016 | BREITBART TECH
    Yiannopoulos was scheduled to lead a gay pride march through one of Sweden’s Muslim ghettos, however following an intensive security review and threat assessment by Breitbart’s security team, comprised of former Navy SEALs and intelligence community operatives, Breitbart has been forced to cancel the trip. The security analysis found significant potential threats against Milo, especially in light of the recent wave of Muslim terror attacks across Europe. “After a briefing by our security team and a review of the situation in Sweden, Breitbart News has cancelled Milo’s appearance at the Pride Järva parade on Wednesday, July 27. Despite Milo’s request...
  • Keep Your Mouth Closed: Aquatic Olympians Face a Toxic Stew in Rio

    07/26/2016 1:19:47 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/26/16 | Andrew Jacobs
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Health experts in Brazil have a word of advice for the Olympic marathon swimmers, sailors and windsurfers competing in Rio de Janeiro’s picture-postcard waters next month: Keep your mouth closed. Despite the government’s promises seven years ago to stem the waste that fouls Rio’s expansive Guanabara Bay and the city’s fabled ocean beaches, officials acknowledge that their efforts to treat raw sewage and scoop up household garbage have fallen far short. In fact, environmentalists and scientists say Rio’s waters are much more contaminated than previously thought. Recent tests by government and independent scientists revealed a veritable...
  • BREAKING: Texas dismisses felony charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt

    07/26/2016 12:39:17 PM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 7/26/16 | Ben Johnson
    nvestigator David Daleiden walks into the courthouse in Houston. Lisa Bourne / LifeSiteNews Ben Johnson Ben Johnson Follow Ben Share on Facebook 8.3k Share on Twitter Comment on this Article 13 Share via Email Print this Page NewsAbortionTue Jul 26, 2016 - 10:26 am EST BREAKING: Texas dismisses felony charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt abortion , center for medical progress cmp , david daleiden , devon anderson , planned parenthood , planned parenthood gulf coast , planned parenthood organ harvesting scandal , sandra merritt Last updated at 11:48 a.m. EDT. HOUSTON, July 26, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – All charges...
  • Humans in Texas 16,000 Years Ago (my title)

    07/26/2016 11:52:47 AM PDT · by wildbill · 43 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | 7/21/3016 | Nadia Klimczak
    Archaeologists in Texas have found a set of 16,700-year-old tools which are among the oldest discovered in the West. Until now, it was believed that the culture that represented the continent’s first inhabitants was the Clovis culture. However, the discovery of the ancient tools now challenges that theory, providing evidence that human occupation precedes the arrival of the Clovis people by thousands of years.
  • "CRUZ TALKS TRUMP" — A Bad Lip Reading of Ted Cruz

    07/26/2016 10:54:41 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 16 replies
    A Bad Lip Reading ^ | Jul 25, 2016 | A Bad Lip Reading
    An alternative Ted Cruz speaks about Donald Trump, and the crowd reaction at the Republican National Convention in a parallel political world. Also at http://www.facebook.com/badlipreading and http://twitter.com/badlipreading
  • Clinton Rewards Wasserman Schultz’s Shady Behavior With a New Job

    07/26/2016 9:50:31 AM PDT · by grundle · 26 replies
    observer.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | Michael Sainato
    DWS will continue to push the corrupt brand of politics she perfected as DNC chair On July 22, Wikileaks released 20,000 DNC emails, exposing DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC staff of sabotaging Bernie Sanders’ campaign. In the wake of the fallout, Wasserman Schultz formally resigned from her position as DNC chair, only to be replaced by another Clinton surrogate, DNC vice chair Donna Brazile. Rather than allowing Wasserman Schultz’s career to go down with her resignation, Clinton has awarded Wasserman Schultz a new role as honorary chair to the Clinton campaign’s 50-state program. “There’s simply no one...
  • General Mills expands flour recall after 4 more illnesses

    07/26/2016 9:46:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    Wavy10news ^ | 7/26/16 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported. The recall announced Monday covers several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour produced on certain dates through February 10. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said flour produced at a General Mills plant in Kansas City, Missouri, is a likely source of the outbreak, which so far has sickened 46 people in 21 states. The CDC says 13 have been hospitalized, and one person has developed a type of kidney...
  • Pittsburgh police chief among primetime speakers on Day 2 of DNC

    07/26/2016 9:41:42 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 17 replies
    WPXI Pittsburgh ^ | 07/26/2016
    Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay will be one of the primetime speakers at Tuesday's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. He's expected to speak sometime between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., after former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. McLay will be followed by actor Tony Goldwyn, who plays the president on the TV show 'Scandal.' According to a release by Mayor Bill Peduto's office, McLay will speak about Pittsburgh's efforts to adopt the best practices on community policing. Pittsburgh is one of six cities nationwide participating in the U.S. Department of Justice's National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. Mayor...
  • Pelosi Calls Sanders Supporters’ Complaints About DNC ‘Legitimate’

    07/26/2016 8:03:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) allowed that supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) have a “legitimate complaint” about the way the Democratic National Committee treated him during the primary race. Yet she pointed to the concessions made at this week's Philadelphia convention to assuage their concerns and the high stakes of this election to urge them to get behind Hillary Clinton. “In terms of how he has been treated at this point, they should have no complaint and many of them are declaring victory in that regard,” Pelosi said on MSNBC Monday night. DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz...
  • Here's Your Official DNC Drinking Game

    07/26/2016 7:47:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/25/2016 | Stephen Green
    Look at that list. Look at those bonus points. Look, if you dare, at that face. I admire -- it's impossible not to, really -- the thought, the care, the inhuman sufferance, the Lovecraftian imagination that went into putting together this graphic. Still, I cannot go there. I shall not play this game. Have I spent almost thirty years training my liver to Mark Rippetoe Spec, only to throw it all away on Hillary Freaking Clinton's once-delayed coronation? I'd sooner give up drink altogether, live life anew, clean and sober -- and then cast aside years of better living for...
  • Politifact: Democrats never mentioned terrorism on Day One of DNC (Of course not!)

    07/26/2016 7:18:36 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/26/16 | Tyler Pager
    Republicans’ claim that Democrats did not mention terrorism or ISIL on the first night of the Democratic National Convention is correct, Politifact said Tuesday morning. Following Monday night’s speeches, Republicans blasted the Democrats for a lack of focus on terrorism from the 61 speakers. “Based on our searches of C-SPAN closed-captioning text, Congressional Quarterly transcripts and other video archiving services, we couldn’t find any speaker who mentioned "ISIS," "Islamic" "terror," "terrorist," or "terrorism" during the first day of the convention,” Politifact wrote. The fact-checking website did add the caveat that the Democrats still have three days to discuss terrorism at...
  • Leaked DNC Documents Show Plans To Reward Big Donors With Federal Appointments

    07/24/2016 9:05:10 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/24/2016 | CHUCK ROSS
    Democratic National Committee documents recently released by WikiLeaks include spreadsheets and emails that appear to show party officials planning which donors and prominent fundraisers to provide with appointments to federal boards and commissions. The documents, which were circulated among top DNC officials in April, could raise legal questions for the party, says Ken Boehm, the chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group. “The disclosed DNC emails sure look like the potential Clinton Administration has intertwined the appointments to federal government boards and commissions with the political and fund raising operations of the Democratic Party,” Boehm...
  • Here are the latest, most damaging things in the DNC’s leaked emails

    07/25/2016 12:45:01 PM PDT · by grundle · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 25, 2016 | Aaron Blake
    Thousands of leaked emails have sealed the fate of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's uneven five-plus-year tenure as DNC chair. Wasserman Schultz's resignation announcement Sunday afternoon comes as a bad situation just keeps getting worse -- and appears as though it might continue to do so. That's because WikiLeaks has so far released nearly 20,000 emails, new details are still being discovered, and there is still the prospect of additional, damaging emails coming to light. Many of the most damaging emails suggest the committee was actively trying to undermine Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign. Basically all of these examples came late in...
  • Clinton Campaign Plans to Pull a Romney on Donald Trump

    07/25/2016 11:32:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 86 replies
    A new spin on an old attack As they gather in Philadelphia Monday to nominate Hillary Clinton, Democrats plan to take a lesson, if not outright direction, from their playbook for defeating the last wealthy Republican nominee, Mitt Romney. Four years ago, Barack Obama relentlessly caricatured Romney as an out-of-touch millionaire, who could not relate to the needs and concerns of ordinary workers. Clinton’s campaign plans to do the same — and worse — with their new enemy, Donald Trump, honing their attack on the bombastic billionaire, as a leader who only looks out for himself. Joel Benenson, the Obama-turned-Clinton...
  • Potentially Rare Colt AR-15 Rifles Found At A Gun Show

    07/25/2016 10:28:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 7/25/2016 | Patrick R
    I think that we have all been in the position where we see something at a gun show that stands out as really rare or interesting, but just don’t have enough information to act on it. Even the internet can fall flat sometimes, this was one of those cases. I don’t know if I would come off of $15,000 for a non NFA AR-15 with nothing more than a promised letter from Colt to verify the rifle’s legitimacy. I am sure that the seller is an upstanding guy and I understand that Colt is currently working on those letters, so...
  • Jordan (Michael) speaks out on shootings of African-Americans, police

    07/25/2016 9:33:14 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 24 replies
    Undefeated ^ | 7/25/2016 | Mike Wise
    Michael Jordan, widely considered the greatest basketball player in NBA history and the lone African-American majority owner of a franchise, has decided to speak out on the country’s growing racial and social unrest. “As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers,” Jordan writes in a one-page letter released exclusively to The Undefeated. “I grieve with the families who...
  • U.S. Hits Record 129 Months Since Last Major Hurricane Strike

    07/25/2016 8:31:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/25/2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    No major hurricane has made landfall in the continental United States for a record-breaking 129 months, according to data going back to 1851 compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The last major hurricane to make landfall on the continental United States was Hurricane Wilma, which slammed into Florida on Oct. 24, 2005--129 months ago. The 2016 hurricane season--which officially opened on June 1 and ends on November 30--is expected to be “near normal”, with more hurricane activity than last year’s “below normal” season.
  • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte reviewing 'crazy' climate pledges

    07/25/2016 7:03:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    abc ^ | Sat at 12:49am
    he government of predecessor Benigno Aquino had pledged to the United Nations to cut the Asian country's emissions by 70 per cent by 2030 from 2000 levels if it got support from developed nations to convert to clean technologies. "I have misgivings about this Paris [climate deal] ... The problem is these industrialised countries have reached their destination," Mr Duterte said in a series of speeches during a visit to the southern island of Mindanao. The international deal aimed at curbing emissions was signed in Paris in December last year, but only 19 countries including France and island-states threatened by...
  • Major error in subtitles in movie Kabhi-Khushi-Kabhi-Gham - Big Indian Hit Movie (a long time ago)

    07/25/2016 5:29:49 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 12 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 9 June 2014 | Imaan Sheikh
    This article is about technical errors in the immensely popular Indian movie Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. The movie is filmed VERY well, but has quite a few technical errors. It is still appealing (especially to Indians) due to some culture reasons I won't cover here. However, in the Netflix version I just watched, there is a GLARING error. In the dialogue, as some women are talking, one says "By the will of god" and it is translated "Allah". Then later, in reference to a HINDU holiday, the woman says, per the caption, "...celebrating EID" which is a MUSLIM holiday. The...
  • [VIDEO]: Wonderful Videos [How to Mess with Tigers]

    07/25/2016 4:57:00 AM PDT · by Maceman · 10 replies
    Orangutang screws with tigers just for the sport of it. Some fun. Pretty amazing, if you ask me. You can watch it with or without sound. (I prefer without.) P.S. This video doesn't appear to be on YouTube. https://www.facebook.com/WonderfulVideosofficial123/videos/1650868738573663/
  • India’s biggest action-movie star isn’t just an actor. ‘He is god.’

    07/25/2016 4:12:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | Rama Lakshmi
    CHENNAI, India — The cinema gates opened before dawn here, home of the Tamil movie star ­Rajinikanth and ground zero of the nationwide frenzy surrounding the release Friday of his latest action epic. Hundreds of fans shoved their way in as firecrackers burst and car stereos blared one of the movie’s hit songs, “This Is Fire, Dude!” Then came the bad news: All the tickets were sold out. For the next two weeks. The fans, chased out by police, were heartbroken. “If I don’t get to watch my favorite star’s new movie on the ‘first day, first show,’ there will...
  • There is Nothing Honorable About Losing to Hillary

    07/25/2016 12:54:35 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/25/2016 | Karin McQuillan
    In 2008 we had John McCain, who was too honorable to criticize Barack Hussein Obama. In 2012 we had Mitt Romney who again was too honorable to attack our first black President. Now we have Ted Cruz who is too honorable to honor his pledge of party unity, too honorable to protect our Supreme Court from Hillary’s potential nominees, and too honorable to help us win. We have all the Libertarians, so honorable they have a shot at throwing the election to Hillary. We have a whole list of conservative pundits and websites, who could swallow the GOP betraying all...
  • Climate change may be turning Gulls into Cannibals

    07/24/2016 10:07:51 PM PDT · by Glad2bnuts · 46 replies
    Kitsap Sun ^ | 07/23/2016 | Tristan Baurick
    PROTECTION ISLAND — Jim Hayward slips on a hard hat and pops open an umbrella before stepping into a storm of angry gulls. Hayward, a seabird biologist based on Protection Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, is making his evening rounds through the largest gull nesting colony in the Puget Sound region. He's been monitoring this site since 1987, so he's used to the shrieking, the divebombing, the frequent splatterings of gull poop, and the pecking at his head, hands and feet. What he's not accustomed to is the cannibalism.