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  • Student influence on politics is greater than you think

    11/24/2017 10:06:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Cambridge Varsity ^ | November 24, 2017 | Anna Cardoso
    The media is simply with us nowadays; every major paper on both sides of the Atlantic seems fixated on students. Whether it’s our safe spaces, our stamping out of free speech, our crazed protests, or our trigger warnings that threaten to turn the nation’s next generation of leaders into snowflakes – campus life is always in the news. What’s going on? It seems student politics represents one of the sides in the “culture wars” raging in both America and the UK. Both Brexit and the election of Donald Trump empowered previously dormant fringes of the right-wing. It seemed that candidates...
  • They help women move – literally – out of abusive relationships. For free.

    11/24/2017 9:18:57 PM PST · by TBP · 4 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | AUGUST 01, 2017 | SANDRA DUERR
    “He’s coming home tomorrow afternoon; now’s my chance to get out. Will you help me?” Telephone pleas like that 20 years ago prompted Meathead Movers to help women move — literally — out of abusive relationships. After a move in Morro Bay turned into a confrontational situation because the abuser showed up, brothers Aaron and Evan Steed approached the Women’s Shelter of San Luis Obispo County to set up the moves for them, so that they could continue to offer their free services more safely. Today the San Luis Obispo-based company offers unlimited moving services to seven domestic violence shelters...
  • “What Happened” / “I Happened” and Other Thanksgiving Day Thoughts

    11/24/2017 5:07:29 PM PST · by wayne_shrugged · 2 replies
    Justin Washington, the Blogger ^ | 11/23/2017 | Justin Washington
    Thanksgiving Day, 2017: Leftists and Democrats — but then there’s no need to repeat oneself — are still licking their collective wounds and grasping at even the thinnest strands of hope to make the Russian-Trump collusion accusation stick to the side of the barn of public opinion. After one year of continuous investigations by Democrat media pressitutes posing as humorless Inspectors Clouseau, CNN’s Fake Yapper with a constipated grimace reported to his 23 remaining viewers that there is now evidence to finally prove that Trump used Russian dressing on his salad during the 2016 campaign and that there may be...
  • Witness knocks alleged purse snatcher off motorcycle

    11/24/2017 10:26:50 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 8 replies
    The Extract ^ | 11.23.17
    Footage reportedly captured in London this month reveals a bystander take action after witnessing an apparent crime. When an approaching motorcycle rider allegedly snatches a pedestrian’s purse, the man jumps from the sidewalk to knock him from the bike.
  • Arizer ups its Solo ante with a sequel - while Vie vies for vapourizer success

    11/24/2017 8:58:42 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/24/17 | Jim Bray
    One of the most popular ground cannabis vapourizers - though definitely not the most affordable - has received a serious upgrade, one that's well worth a view. And if the Arizer's too rich for you, Vie has unleashed a much different and less expensive model it thinks should be, well, high on your shopping list. It's always nice to have choices! With medical marijuana all the rage and legal marijuana on the Canadian horizon, it seems that it's more a matter of "when" the stuff will become mainstream, rather than "if." But there are still the issues of smoke, second...
  • RFD-TV Stands Alone in Seeking Out Rural and Senior Viewers

    11/23/2017 9:31:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Valley News ^ | November 23, 2017 | Emily Yahr, The Washington Post
    In the Nashville offices of RFD-TV, a network focused on agriculture and the rural lifestyle, there are hundreds of thousands of letters from fans. The notes, stacked in thick binders, were sent to the Federal Communications Commission in 2016, when Verizon Fios decided to remove the channel from its lineup. “My husband and I, being seniors, loved to watch the RFD-TV channel. The channel has good clean wholesome programs and we don’t have to feel embarrassed if company should stop by.” “I am very angered with Verizon Fios TV for removing RFD TV from their lineup. Viewing farm and ranch-related...
  • Africa: What Africa Needs - Roads and Bridges, Cooking Oil and Cement

    11/23/2017 8:31:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    allAfrica ^ | November 2, 2017 | Boakai Fofana
    Addis Ababa — Roads and railways, bridges and harbours - that's what we need to invest in if we are to grow Africa's economies and provide jobs for the millions of young people who want to become part of the continent's growth. That - and the need for trade among African countries in goods ranging from cooking oil to cement - is the message coming from a major conference in Addis Ababa. The executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Sogwe, told delegates at the conference that "overcoming infrastructure gaps remains critical if the continent is...
  • A Quick and Easy Method to Ensure Peace and Harmony At Your Family’s Thanksgiving Dinner

    11/23/2017 3:06:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    BatteSwarm Blog ^ | November 23, 2017 | Lawrence Person
    The holidays can be a confusing time for some people. Especially if you’re “woke” and you’ve spend years reading articles about how you should annoy your relatives with your inane opinions about ObamaCare, global warming or Donald Trump. As an alternative to assure peace and harmony at your family Thanksgiving dinner, I offer you this alternative piece of advice:
  • Six Entry-Level Tech Jobs That Pay More Than $90,000

    11/23/2017 6:47:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 22, 2017 | Jeff Kauflin
    As college students and recent grads head home for the holidays, first on their minds are friends and family. But the end-of-year downtime is also a good opportunity for career reflection. And while salary should never be the only factor in a career decision, it often ranks high in our consideration set. Careers site Comparably released a list of six entry-level jobs that pay more than $90,000. Entry-level was defined as workers with up to three years’ experience. To create the ranking, Comparably analyzed more than 19,000 anonymous salary reports submitted between March 2016 and October 2017 by employees of...
  • "Refugees" are placed with Pensioners in Ekerö

    11/22/2017 4:54:36 PM PST · by SaveMySweden · 7 replies
    SMS - Save My Sweden ^ | 11/23/2017 | Brünnhilde
    As rampant housing shortages, Sweden has decided to place newly-arrived migrants in a retirement home as part of a trial project. Although temporary, this measure has been hailed as promoting integration and is said to have received overwhelmingly positive reactions.
  • Why the Law Might Not Allow the Senate to Expel Roy Moore

    11/22/2017 3:57:44 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | November 22, 2017 | Stan Brand
    One Supreme Court case provides a clue about the limits that may be placed on the Senate if it attempts either to deny Moore a seat or to expel him once he has been seated. In 1967, a special House committee determined that New York Rep. Adam Clayton Powell’s staff had falsified travel expenses and caused illegal payments to his wife. Rather than censure and fine Powell for this misconduct, the House voted by a simple majority to exclude—meaning, refuse to seat—Powell after his reelection. Powell sued, and when Powell v. McCormack made it to the Supreme Court, the court...
  • CA's Capitol 'Unwanted Sexual Advances' Problem and Official Cover Ups

    11/22/2017 1:59:30 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/22/17 | Katy Grimes
    But this is California, where no one in the Democrat Party is ever held personally or professionally responsible for violating the laws they pass on others. And that's Marxism by any other definition. CA’s Capitol ‘Unwanted Sexual Advances’ Problem and Official Cover Ups With the casting couch being front page headlines in Hollywood, New York, Washington D.C. and in California’s State Capitol,“unwanted sexual advances” has become the latest unfortunate phrase in today’s news pages. Common to most stories is how perpetrators have protected themselves, with the help of high placed accomplices. My previous article, “Capitol Cesspool: Dem. Sen. Nancy Skinner...
  • Lib-left Working on Framing Trump as a Lecher

    11/22/2017 1:56:27 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/22/17 | Judi McLeod
    Are sexual harassment accusations coming President Trump’s way as the over-the-top weapon to get him impeached? Count on it. Ever wonder why the lib-left world has lurched itself, full bore into lechery, suddenly outing all the alleged sexual predators among their midst? It was Hollywood’s 20-year-later outing of Horrid Harvey Weinstein that opened the floodgates exposing the innumerable lechers in today’s amoral society.
  • “Tranny” gets college “Deplorable Radio” DJs yanked from live radio

    11/22/2017 1:45:22 PM PST · by BogusTimes · 20 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 11/21/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Student deejays of the “Deplorable Radio” show at University of Minnesota-Morris were shut down in mid programming this month after one said the word “tranny” on-air – a word the student program manager called a “hate slur” and a violation of FCC rules when barging into the studio with campus police to pull them off the air. The weekly radio show is now facing cancellation; however, school administrators are hard at work searching for a crime to blame for permanently pulling the show off the airwaves. As it turns out, the word “tranny” is not in violation of FCC rules...
  • Promoting The Hijab In NORWAY

    11/22/2017 1:38:23 PM PST · by SaveMySweden · 9 replies
    SMS - Save My Sweden ^ | 11/22/2017 | Bruce Bawer
    Her name is Faten Mahdi Al-Hussaini. She’s twenty-two years old, she lives in Oslo, she wears a hijab, she’s praised the Ayatollah Khomeini and blamed Jews for all the world’s travails – and she’s the newest star on the state-owned, public-funded Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK).
  • 'We are totally unprepared': Hillary Clinton issues stern warning on artificial intelligence

    11/22/2017 12:40:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2017 | Staff
    Hillary Clinton spoke about the dangers of artificial intelligence in a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday. The failed presidential candidate was on Hewitt's show to promote her book, but the conversation steered towards recent advances in technology. Something that concerns Clinton is the potential for our society to become inundated with artificial intelligence - computers that mimic the human brain to complete tasks for us - such as home office assistants or even robot drones. Clinton says that AI can be a good thing, but she's worried that our society is rushing into a brave new world without...

    11/22/2017 6:02:47 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 19 replies ^ | Nov 22 2017 | Bryan Fischer
    When we point out that neither Socialism nor Communism have ever worked, its supporters simply smile indulgently and say, “Well, that’s just because the right people haven’t tried it yet.” On that count, they are just plain wrong. Communism had its purest test in the earliest days of American history, and was an abysmal, abject, utter failure. And it was tried by a small group of people who were committed to each other, devoted to God, and were hard-working and industrious. If this crew couldn’t make it work, nobody’s ever going to make it work.
  • What The Truck? Why Are Millennials Passing Up High-Paying Trucking Jobs?

    11/21/2017 9:23:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 16, 2017 | James Merse
    There have been a number of articles reporting that millennials are passing up high-paying jobs in trucking. As someone who comes from a long line of blue collar men — including truckers — I find it a bit odd that millennials aren’t eating up the chance for six-figure income. Two other trucking industry benefits that fall right in line with millennials are flexible hours and the opportunity for travel. There are many trucking jobs that are local and come with the ability to be home every night — perfect for raising a young family. For those with wanderlust, which is...
  • UNDERCOVER: Transgenders ACTIVELY Targeting Children and Medicaid!

    11/21/2017 8:58:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/21/17 | Steve Crowder
    Steven Crowder and Not Gay Jared go undercover to investigate the grass roots uprising of the transgender movement. What legislation are the pushing? Whom are they targeting their efforts? We find out at Burlington, Vermont's 'Trans Town Hall'!
  • STOP IT!!!!!

    11/21/2017 7:21:17 PM PST · by NellieMae · 79 replies
    11-21-17 | LISA PIPPIN
    With all of the disturbing news that we as a country have been constantly bombarded with, I have pretty much kept my opinions to myself, but, I’m going to let it fly today!! It seems that everywhere we look there is some type of debauchery, violence or just outright vulgarity and disrespect and I am so sick of it!! The ways that people find to abuse, mistreat and use other human beings and animals too, now that I’m at it, for their own selfish means, never ceases to amaze me!! When our society began this steep decline in basic civility...