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  • Thanksgiving in Australia is a strange experience for an American

    11/24/2017 8:45:51 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Fox ^ | November 22, 2017 | Anna Kooiman
    I’ve enjoyed Thanksgiving as an American living in Ohio, North Carolina and New York. And now I enjoy living in Australia – a wonderful place except … Aussies don’t celebrate the wonderful holiday. This is quite understandable, given that Australia is a place far, far away – where back in the 1600s there were plenty of kangaroos, but neither Native Americans nor Pilgrims. What do you think of when you smell apple cinnamon and pumpkin spice? It’s something we don’t even have to think about as Americans, right? The holiday season, of course I’m willing to bet you’re getting a...
  • Remembering Thanksgiving in Hell(Barf alert)

    11/24/2017 8:37:51 AM PST · by Ennis85
    Observer ^ | 24th November 2017 | John R Schindler
    Providing the American military with a reasonable facsimile of the traditional Thanksgiving feast, wherever our forces are deployed around the globe, is a longstanding practice of our Defense Department. Yesterday, the Pentagon served up nearly 100,000 pounds of turkey, plus all the usual trimmings, to U.S. military personnel in countries around the globe, including war zones like Afghanistan and Iraq. Some presidents have visited the troops serving in harm’s way—back in 2003, George W. Bush showed up in Baghdad by surprise to serve turkey to our troops—but Donald Trump, for his first presidential Thanksgiving, was content to address our military...
  • Muslim teacher wearing head scarf repeatedly bullied by students

    11/24/2017 8:37:38 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 3 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | November 24, 2017 | Sharon Noguchi
    Eagerly anticipating her English students delving into “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” Maimona Afzal Berta arrived early to school Sept. 11. Her classroom walls at Fischer Middle School depicted a London skyline; soon the room would also include the famous Platform 9ľ, a Hogwarts sorting hat and hanging replicas of floating lanterns. But on walking up she was stunned by a hateful reality. Anti-Muslim slurs and obscenities were scrawled on her classroom’s windows and door. Spray-painted graffiti also defaced other rooms and rooftop air-conditioning units at the San Jose campus.
  • Will this Black Friday mark the death of the shopping mall?

    11/24/2017 8:25:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | November 24, 2017 | Steve Kurtz
    For the past few generations, some say we’ve been living in the Information Age. Or the Space Age. Or the Atomic Age. But if I could name it, I’d call it the Mall Age. Since the first U.S. indoor mall – the Southdale Center in Edina, Minnesota – opened in 1956, the mall has been the place to be. Future historians will look at movies from “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” to “Dawn of The Dead” to “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” and know that there was once this place where we all gathered, a place that meant a lot to...
  • Massacre: More than 200 Killed in Egypt Mosque Attack

    11/24/2017 8:19:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 24, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Terrorists have killed 235 people and injured over 100 others in a mosque attack in Sinai, Egypt. The militants opened fire on worshippers during Friday prayer. It is the deadliest attack on Egyptian civilians ever waged by Islamic extremists, according to the Associated Press.The terrorists have been wreaking havoc in the region for years, but no attack had reached this magnitude. The attack targeted a mosque frequented by Sufis, members of Islam’s mystical movement, in the north Sinai town of Bir al-Abd. Islamic militants, including the local affiliate of the Islamic State group, consider Sufis heretics because of their less...
  • At least 235 killed in mosque attack in Egypt's Sinai

    11/24/2017 8:12:36 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 4 replies
    aljazeera ^ | Nov. 24, 2017 | staff
    At least 235 people have been killed in a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, according to state media. The attack took place in the al-Rawda village, west of el-Arish, shortly after Friday prayers. Egyptian state media MENA provided the death toll, citing an official security source. It also said that 120 people were wounded in the attack. The silence in Sinai: Covering Egypt's 'war on terror' Local media reports said that attackers planted explosives and then opened fire on worshippers while the sermon was under way. Egypt has for years been battling an...
  • Dyson: Trump ‘Rises Every Morning to Excrete the Feces of His Moral Depravity’

    11/24/2017 8:06:34 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 33 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 11/24/2017 | Mark Tapson
    Georgetown Professor and author Michael Eric Dyson declared on MSNBC’s All In that President Trump wakes up every morning to “excrete the feces of his moral depravity” into a country that he’s “turned into his psychic commode.”
  • Corrupt Politician Thrown in Garbage Bin- Ukraine

    11/24/2017 8:04:44 AM PST · by Baynative · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2015 | Anurag Tiwari
    It's a couple of years old, but as teh caption says: "Corruption should be trashed wherever it is"
  • NFL player Olivier Vernon takes a knee during anthem (Thanksgiving game)

    11/24/2017 8:04:24 AM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-23-17 | BRANDON CONRADIS
    New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon continued his protest on Thursday night, kneeling during the national anthem before a game against the Washington Redskins. Vernon, who has been kneeling since early on in the NFL season, appeared to be the only player to take a knee before the game. He was one of several NFL players who knelt last week. Prior to last Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Vernon told Newsday that he would continue kneeling, even as criticism of the protests continues.
  • In the Age of Sexual Misconduct, How Is Mike Pence a Problem?

    11/24/2017 7:59:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/24/2017 | David French
    A funny thing happened on the road to common sense, rationality, and respect for women. Mike Pence somehow became a villain again. In the month since the New York Times and The New Yorker exposed Harvey Weinstein as one of America’s more grotesque sexual predators, we’ve seen the sad reality that sexual misconduct knows no ideological or religious boundaries, and we’ve now understood that it’s far more widespread than many (men, at least) ever knew. Women are describing the workplace as a minefield, and some industries (entertainment and politics) seem to be particularly rife with abuse. What’s a person...
  • Beverly Hills police are investigating 12 sexual assault claims in the entertainment industry

    11/24/2017 7:56:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/2017 | Rick Moran
    It turns out that the sexual assault charges against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein may be just the tip of the iceberg in Hollywood.  The Beverly Hills police say they are currently investigating twelve cases of sexual assault against people in the entertainment industry. Los Angeles Times: Beverly Hills police declined to provide specifics of the allegations, saying the agency wanted to "maintain the integrity of these investigations." "The Beverly Hills Police Department is working in conjunction with the District Attorney's Task Force on these cases. We place a high priority on crimes against persons cases," Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli...
  • Two polls show Roy Moore leading Doug Jones in Alabama Senate race

    11/24/2017 7:52:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Alabama voters may not behave as MSM liberals and NeverTrump conservatives expect them to.  Both groups are not taking the bait expensively dug up by Bezos Washington Post reporters sent into Alabama to dig up dirt on Moore.  Maybe it is distrust of the media, or maybe it is something else, but Roy Moore has surged into a lead in two different polls of Alabama voters (hat tip: Breitbart). Alabama Today on Wednesday: Alabama's special U.S. Senate election is less than one month away and a new poll shows Republican nominee Roy Moore holding a solid lead over his Democratic opponent Doug Jones....
  • 'Special Counsel' Mueller Is Guilty of Misconduct and Must Resign

    11/24/2017 7:44:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/2017 | James Lewis
    What's a witch-hunter to do when there's no witch, and witchcraft itself turns out to be imaginary? When even the latest accusation against the biggest scapegoat of the house is a crock? Alan Dershowitz, a liberal in good standing with occasional fits of constitutional sanity, has called on Bob Mueller, aka "The Special Prosecutor," to resign, 'cause there's no there there. Professor Dershowitz points out that Trump may be guilty of sins "but not crimes." Well, if POTUS Trump is a sinner, I hope the Lord forgives him, along with the rest of us. But if all sinners went to...
  • Christian Support for Roy Moore ‘Looks Like Hypocrisy to the Outside World’

    11/24/2017 7:39:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/24/2017 | Emma Green
    Before this month, Roy Moore was best known nationally for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama state supreme-court building. Now, the aspiring senator is accused of hitting on teens at an Alabama mall and inappropriately touching a 14-year-old girl. These allegations may be the end of Moore. Congressional Republicans have started disowning him, and he’s tentatively dropping in state polls. But it’s possible that the reputation of evangelical Christians will also suffer. Despite condemnations from a number of nationally prominent Christian leaders and a few in Alabama, many of the state’s faithful continue to back the...
  • Merkel - and Davos - Rebuked in Germany

    11/24/2017 7:27:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | November 24, 207 | Michael Barone
    It's been a tough era for Davos Man, the personification of the great and the good who meet in the World Economic Forum in that Swiss ski resort every January. The rebukes just keep coming. The European debt crisis. Brexit. Donald Trump. And now, and once again unexpectedly, Angela Merkel's failure to form a German government. For a dozen years, European elites who have recoiled from George W. Bush and swooned over Barack Obama have regarded Merkel as a rock-solid firmament of good sense. Her considerable internal political skills, her seeming unflappability and her upholding of conventional wisdoms, both well-...
  • Texas State Trooper Shot and Killed on I45 Traffic stop

    11/24/2017 7:17:26 AM PST · by txgirl4Bush · 18 replies
    KBTX-TV ^ | Nov 24,2017 | Rusty Surette
    Texas Trooper, Father Of 3, Shot And Killed On I-45 During Traffic Stop FREESTONE COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX)- An east Texas man is facing capital murder charges in the shooting death of a state trooper along I-45 on Thanksgiving Day. Dabrett Black, 32, of Lindale was tracked down in a rural area of Waller County several hours after he allegedly gunned down Trooper Damon Allen during a traffic stop near Fairfield in Freestone County. Damon, 41, was a husband and father of three children, according to Texas DPS. He joined the agency in 2002. The shooting happened around 4:00 p.m. and...
  • Eminem Extremely Angry President Trump Has Not Responded To Him

    11/24/2017 7:02:23 AM PST · by Bon mots · 46 replies
    BET ^ | Some idiot
    Eminem shook the digital sphere when he spit his hard-hitting cypher during the BET Hip Hop Awards. The internet erupted in celebration when Em dropped a few bars throwing shots at Donald Trump, but t it seems that everyone took notice of the Detroit artist's cypher — except for Donnie himself. And according to a new interview with Shade 45, Eminem isn’t too pleased about it.
  • Is It Goodbye to Good Friday in Northern Ireland?

    11/24/2017 6:31:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American ^ | November 24, 2017 | Michael Curtis
    All or nothing at all -- three-quarters of a country never appealed to him, nor did the idea of a political entity called Northern Ireland that was created in 1920, comprising the six northeastern counties of Ireland in the province of Ulster. Gerry Adams is still adamant about the need for a united Ireland. As a political entity, the Republic of Ireland, first called the Irish Free State, was created in 1922. On November 18, 2017 the 69-year-old Adams, president since 1983 of Sinn Fein, the left-wing political party, announced that it was time for a change and that he...
  • To NFL millionaires on Thanksgiving, be thankful and get off your knees already

    11/24/2017 6:12:43 AM PST · by bgill · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 23, 2017 | Kathy Barnette
    On this Thanksgiving, I would like to address an open letter to the multimillionaire National Football League players who continue to take a knee when “The Star-Spangled Banner” is played. Dear kneeling brothers, As a proud Army veteran, mom and black American, I thank God that I live in the greatest nation on Earth. For me, Thanksgiving doesn’t just come once a year. I’m thankful 365 days a year. I recommend you take the same attitude, to appreciate the many blessings you enjoy.
  • The Truth About Sex Differences

    11/24/2017 6:00:16 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 30 replies
    psychology today ^ | 11.24.17 | David Schmitt
    It's an elemental fact that people increasingly don't want to hear: Sex differences in personality and behavior are real. And they have a profound effect on many aspects of health. .... ...It's time for a grown-up conversation about sex. No, not that one. The other one, about the minds of men and women. Converging lines of empirical evidence—from developmental neuroscience, medical genetics, evolutionary biology, cross-cultural psychology, and new studies of transsexuality—along with our evolutionary heritage, all point to the same conclusion: There are psychological differences between men and women. And they affect matters as trivial as sensitivity to smelly socks...