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  • Chinese Bridge-Building Machine

    How the Chinese are building rail bridges these days...
  • Bell Bottom Blues, Eric Clapton Live

    12/06/2016 12:11:42 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 26 Oct, 2009 | WMG
    Eric Clapton Bell Bottom Blues, a classic.
  • Small but feisty group calls for sanctuary status for Boston, state

    12/05/2016 8:38:25 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Universal Hub ^ | December 5, 2016
    About 250 demonstrators - split between BPS and college students - marched from the Common to the State House and City Hall today to urge Gov. Baker and Mayor Walsh to formally declare sanctuaries for not just undocumented immigrants but other minority groups, including lesbians, gays and transgender people as we move into the Trump era.
  • The Dead Girl and the Sick Country

    12/05/2016 6:59:00 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 5 Dec, 2016 | Wolfgang Hübner, Frankfurt
    There are crimes which not only tell us something about the criminal and the victim, but also about the state of society and the country in which they happen. The humiliation, rape and murder of the 19-year-old medical student Maria in Freiburg is such a crime without doubt. The equally suspicious as disgusting appeasements and relativizations of those responsible for the “welcome culture” and their media prostitutes are not going to change this at all. Quite the opposite: this choir of the warners of blanket judgements and popular enragement only confirms that those in charge of letting the alleged murderer...
  • Frightened by Trump, Inspired by Fidel

    12/05/2016 3:28:51 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 30 Nov, 2016 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    The left allows itself any number of rhetorical excesses about Donald Trump. He is a “fascist,” a dangerous “strongman,” a “tyrant” in waiting, and so forth. But when an actual tyrant dies such as Fidel Castro the left quickly adopts more measured rhetoric. Its hysterical editorialists suddenly turn sedate. They urge people to see a reviled figure in perspective. Castro’s legacy is “divisive,” as the New Yorker hesitantly put it. “Cuba today is a dilapidated country, but its social and economic indicators are the envy of many of its neighbors.” Casting about for a circumspect word to describe a mass...
  • Who is funding + organizing today's students walkout protest of Trump?

    12/05/2016 11:26:17 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 29 replies
    various ^ | 12/05/16 | daniel1212
    Boston students plan class walkout to protest Trump Hundreds of Boston Public Schools students are planning to walk out of classes Monday in protest of President-elect Donald Trump’s “inexcusable statements” and “harmful policies,” with the end goal of building a “student-led resistance against the Trump administration,” organizers said... More than 540 people have indicated, as of last night, on Facebook they plan to participate in the walkout, Boston Public Schools responded to news of the walkout with an automated call to students and staff warning that students missing class time will be marked absent... “It has come to our attention...
  • Actress ... to make good on promise For Sex Acts For NO Vote In Italy (Truncated Headline)

    12/05/2016 10:41:24 AM PST · by OneVike · 65 replies
    The UK Sun ^ | 12/5/16 | SAM WEBB
    A STUNNING Italian actress who offered to perform a sex act on everyone who voted ‘No’ in the country’s referendum appears to be following through on her promise. Paola Saulino, 27, who lives and works in Los Angeles, promised voters who rejected the change a ‘present’ after the poll. Now she has posted dates for a tour of Italian cities throughout January and told her fans: “I am a woman of my word.” She added: “Those who say NO to the referendum will be waiting in delight for my ‘Pompa Tour’ in January for what I promised to those who...
  • I Don't Want To Be The Breadwinner In My Marriage Anymore! [Hypergamy Genetics Wins Again]

    12/05/2016 10:12:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 102 replies
    NPR ^ | December 3, 2016 | Staff
    Dear Sugars, My husband has a life that many people who are "rule-followers," like me, would envy. When I first met him, it was undeniably a passionate love affair. I'd never dated anyone or known anyone like him before. He took risks, lived all over the world, had many passions and has been a loyal friend. He's seven years older than I am, and we met at work, where his power and seniority at the office was insanely attractive to me. The year we got married, he wanted to take a risk and go back to graduate school to find...
  • Dancing with insanity

    12/05/2016 8:20:55 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4 Dec, 2016 | SALENA ZITO
    One-hundred and thirty-four House Democrats collectively lost their minds last week. That is how many of Nancy Pelosi's colleagues it took to vote her back into power despite having lost her third consecutive chance at winning back the majority from the Republicans. Her win over Youngstown Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan for Minority Leader proved two-thirds of those House Democrats have more interest in someone who is a deep-pocket fundraiser than someone who perhaps could have made the party more competitive in swing districts or more cohesive in their message to the voters. Or perhaps both. Their decision was arrogant, tone...
  • American Privilege

    12/05/2016 7:43:45 AM PST · by Awgie · 5 replies
    Personal | 12/5/16 | Freeper Awgie
    American Privilege belongs to all of us. Thanks to our US Constitution grounded in Christian beliefs, all US citizens are the recipients of this priceless gift, American. American Privilege provides many wondeful benefits and opportunities to its citizen beneficiaries. America is an Opportunity Society. As a citizen of the USA you have the privilege and the opportunity to chart the course of your life. That is not to say we all start in the same place, with the same degree of opportunity. Economic, racial and cultural differences and family structure create different starting points for everyone. But the beauty and...
  • [Vanity]Just a reminder of the cluelessness of the rejected one.

    12/04/2016 5:32:32 PM PST · by StormPrepper · 42 replies
    12/4/2016 | Stormprepper
    I stand in awe of how utterly punked Obama looks after President-Elect Trumps handling of Carrier. Obama eating crow over Carrier deal? And it makes me wonder how many opportunities were missed because of the incompetence of the dems. How many lives could have been made better? How much suffering around the world could have been avoided but for the shear magnitude of dem ignorance and apathy? The dems are like the TV version of a cliche dumb mobster. They are both evil and stupid. But I'm torn on this issue however... Obama is not stupid. But the fact that...
  • Satanic Temple strikes out against new Texas abortion rules

    12/04/2016 3:15:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    chron.com ^ | 12:38 pm, Sunday, December 4, 2016 | Keri Blakinger
    "The Satanic Temple believes burial rites are a well-established component of religious practice. This is undisputed in the entirety of US legal history," the group said in a statement published on its homepage, adding that the Temple's belief in the "inviolability of the body" stands in direct conflict with the new rules. "The First Amendment protects our right to practice our beliefs, and under the Religious Freedom Reform Act (RFRA), the State must present a compelling reason for why they want to enforce rules that inhibit adherence to our religious practices," the group continued in the release also posted on...
  • Political Correctness Run Amok — Literature Must Not Be a ‘Safe Space’

    12/04/2016 3:12:33 PM PST · by JayGalt · 32 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/ ^ | 12/4/2016 | Adrienne Ross
    Adrienne Ross: Political Correctness Run Amok — Literature Must Not Be a ‘Safe Space’ The inclination to coddle young people and protect their fragile sensibilities is growing by the day, and now, it has hit home in a way that bears further criticism. We are traveling down a road in which anything that is politically incorrect, deemed dangerous, or simply makes one uncomfortable must be eliminated. Add race to the mix, and we lose our collective minds. A dangerous mindset it is, and as it has affected a Virginia school district, leading to its decision to ban two American literary...
  • CNN’s Van Jones: Muslims turn to jihad “when people say stuff like Trump.(tr)

    12/04/2016 9:17:21 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 79 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 12/04/2016 | Robert Spencer
    full title :CNN’s Van Jones: Muslims turn to jihad “when people say stuff like Trump. Trump kind of helps make people radical”. Dylann Roof wasn’t screaming “Jesus is Lord!” as he murdered people in the Mother Emanuel Baptist Church. He didn’t quote the Bible to justify his actions. Islamic jihadists routinely scream “Allahu akbar!” as they are killing, and invoke the Qur’an and Sunnah to justify their actions. But for Van Jones and Paul Begala, it is simply not possible that Muslims might kill Infidels for reasons that are found within the Islamic religion. The poor dears must have been...
  • More Hotels Are Checking Out of The Bible Business

    12/04/2016 9:48:51 AM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 4, 2016
    More Hotels Are Checking Out of The Bible Business Moxy Berlin Hotel opening party The Moxy Berlin Hotel opened in October. Marriott International has recently decided that no religious materials should be offered at Moxy and Edition hotels, two of its newest millennial-oriented hotel brands. When the ultra-hip Moxy Hotel opens in San Diego next year, the rooms will be stocked with the usual amenities — an alarm clock, hair dryer, writing desk and flat-screen TV. But you won’t find a Bible in the bedside nightstand. Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel company, supplies a Bible and the Book of...
  • Where Do SJWs Come From?

    12/04/2016 8:24:47 AM PST · by tbw2 · 57 replies
    Rebel Media ^ | 10/27/2016 | Rebel Media
    Where Do SJWs Come From?
  • The Rise of Political Correctness

    12/04/2016 8:14:06 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    Independent Institute ^ | 28 Nov, 2016 | Angelo M. Codevilla
    “Comrade, your statement is factually incorrect.” “Yes, it is. But it is politically correct.” The notion of political correctness came into use among Communists in the 1930s as a semi-humorous reminder that the Party’s interest is to be treated as a reality that ranks above reality itself. Because all progressives, Communists included, claim to be about creating new human realities, they are perpetually at war against nature’s laws and limits. But since reality does not yield, progressives end up pretending that they themselves embody those new realities. Hence, any progressive movement’s nominal goal eventually ends up being subordinated to the...
  • Trump's Taiwan call exposes his inexperience, China state media say

    12/04/2016 5:45:12 AM PST · by RC one · 38 replies
    the Guardian ^ | Sunday 4 December 2016 | Tom Phillips
    Donald Trump’s controversial decision to hold a 10-minute phone call with Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, was caused by the billionaire’s lack of foreign policy experience, a mouthpiece for the Chinese government has claimed.In an editorial published on Sunday, the China Daily, a state-run English-language newspaper, said the affair had “exposed nothing but his and his transition team’s inexperience in dealing with foreign affairs”. Many had predicted that the call – the first known contact of its kind in almost four decades – would elicit a ferocious response from China’s leaders, who regard Taiwan as a breakaway province that should one...
  • Maybe Donald Trump knows exactly what he’s doing with these Cabinet picks

    12/03/2016 4:23:28 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 68 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2 Dec, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    When Donald Trump was elected president three weeks ago, many Democrats -- and even some Republicans -- openly fretted about whom he would pick to be in his Cabinet. Would he appoint only loyalists who affirmed his views? People with zero experience? People no one had ever heard of? With the announcement Thursday of Gen. James Mattis as his pick for secretary of defense, Trump continues to demonstrate that those early worries were way off base. In fact, Trump's Cabinet choices -- and some of his potential choices -- reflect a political savviness that many people haven't been willing to...
  • Diving Legend Sammy Lee Passes Away At Age 96

    12/03/2016 3:12:55 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Swimming World ^ | December 3, 2016
    USA Olympic legend Dr. Sammy Lee – 1948 and 1952 Olympic Gold medalist – passed away on December 2nd, at age of 96, due to pneumonia. He was a true giant in the sport of Olympic diving... At the 1948 Summer Games in London, England, Lee earned a bronze medal in the 3-meter springboard and a gold medal in 10-meter platform diving events. Four years later, he won the gold medal in the 10-meter platform competition at Helsinki, Finland...
  • Topless Selfie Student Crashes Into Texas Police Car

    12/03/2016 10:09:10 AM PST · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    BBCNews ^ | October 27, 2016
    Topless Selfie Student Crashes Into Texas Police Car 27 October 2016 A US college student has crashed into a police car while taking a topless selfie behind the wheel, say officials. Miranda Rader, 19, rear-ended the patrol vehicle while sending nude photos to her boyfriend through the social media app Snapchat, police say. The accident on Wednesday in Bryan, about 100 miles (160km) north of Houston, caused the airbag to deploy. The Texas A&M University student also had an open bottle of wine in a cup holder by her, according to police. No one was injured in the incident. The...
  • House Quietly Passes Bill Targeting "Russian Propaganda" Websites (Drudge, ZeroHedge, etc)

    12/03/2016 5:35:43 AM PST · by Golden Eagle · 42 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | Dec 2, 2016 6:30 PM | Tyler Durden
    On November 30, one week after the Washington Post launched its witch hunt against "Russian propaganda fake news", with 390 votes for, the House quietly passed "H.R. 6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017", sponsored by California Republican Devin Nunes (whose third largest donor in 2016 is Google parent Alphabet, Inc), a bill which deals with a number of intelligence-related issues, including Russian propaganda, or what the government calls propaganda, and hints at a potential crackdown on "offenders."... ...it is easy to see how this law, if passed by the Senate and signed by the president, could be used...
  • Is Colin Kaepernick moving to New York? Controversial quarterback buys Manhattan condo [tr]

    12/03/2016 3:15:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 3, 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has purchased a $3.21million condominium in Manhattan. Kaepernick, who recently put his San Jose, California home up on the market, bought a 1,733 sq ft unit with two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms.  The apartment building in TriBeCa also features oversized windows, a whirlpool tub in the master bathroom and vaulted ceilings.
  • Merriam-Webster’s plea: There’s still time to prevent ‘fascism’ from becoming word of the year

    12/03/2016 2:18:57 AM PST · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 2, 2016
    Fascism may be poised to join an elite pool of words — among them science, integrity, socialism, bailout, truthiness and the slang interjection “w00t” — that the Merriam-Webster Dictionary has selected as word of the year. The word fascism, as Merriam-Webster noted on Twitter on Tuesday, spiked in November searches and was an object of interest all year long. The unusually high interest in its definition over the course of 2016 has propelled it to the fourth-most-searched word in the history of the dictionary’s website.
  • Hilarious Trump Christmas Parody “It’s The Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years”

    12/02/2016 9:27:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | Truth Seeker
    Goodbye Obama! Songwriter Dana Kamide performs vocals on This wonderful, hilarious Christmas song parody which says it all! - - Based on the song Andy Williams made popular in the 60's... This version also parodies the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" When George Baily begs God (through his guardian angel Clarence) to let him live again... This time he begs God to help Donald Trump "Make America Great Again" Hillary makes an appearance as the Abominable Snowman in the end... Singer, songwriter and Entertainer Dana Kamide wrote the lyrics and performed the lead vocals and produced the video. Democrats got...
  • Kellyanne Conway Would Be A Feminist Hero If She Were A Democrat

    12/02/2016 8:04:01 PM PST · by OddLane · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 1, 2016 | Julie Kelly
    If you’re a woman still anguishing over “what to tell our daughters” about the 2016 election, I suggest you point to Kellyanne Conway: the first woman to run a successful presidential campaign. This smart, tough, cool mom of four was the winning campaign manager for the most brutal presidential race in history—and she kept a steely smile on her face the whole time. She’s now poised to become either White House press secretary, or the most sought-after political consultant in the world. After taking the helm of the listless Trump campaign in August, Conway helped shape a more disciplined candidate,...
  • Springtime for Morsi: Review of 'Arab Fall' By Eric Trager

    12/02/2016 10:35:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Commentary ^ | November 16, 2016 | Michael J. Totten
    4 shares A A Almost everyone got the Arab Spring wrong. At a casual glance, the Middle East and North Africa appeared to be sprouting political liberals like daisies at the tail end of 2010, when a nonviolent revolution in Tunisia spread to Egypt, Libya, and Syria. Tunisia’s autocratic Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fell in a matter of weeks, followed a month later by Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak. Rebellions then broke out in Libya against the tyrannical Muammar Qaddafi and in Syria against Bashar al-Assad.
  • Cyberbullying Pushed Texas Teen To Commit Suicide, Family Says

    12/02/2016 9:42:39 AM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    CBSNews ^ | December 2, 2016
    December 2, 2016 Cyberbullying Pushed Texas Teen To Commit Suicide, Family Says TEXAS CITY, Texas -- Family members of a Houston-area high school student who killed herself are rallying for tighter laws against cyberbullying. Brandy Vela’s family says cyberbullying pushed the 18-year-old over the edge, leading her to shoot herself in the chest Tuesday afternoon at the family’s Texas City home as family members watched. Her father, Raul Vela, said she had been receiving abusive text messages for months from bullies using an untraceable smartphone application. Her father said someone made a fake Facebook page of her, creating another cyberbullying...
  • Victoria’s Secret Accused of Cultural Appropriation, Designing ‘Racist Lingerie’

    12/02/2016 9:11:32 AM PST · by bkopto · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/2/2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Womenswear brand Victoria’s Secret has been accused of cultural appropriation and of designing “racist” lingerie by a lifestyle editor at Cosmopolitan magazine. In an article, Helin Jung, executive lifestyle editor at the outlet, criticized what she called the “sexist, patriarchal, mostly white corporation” for its “brazen” perpetuation of “what is clearly cultural appropriation.” Jung’s biggest point of contention, apparently, is that while Victoria’s Secret’s appears to celebrate the world’s multicultural beauty through design and fashion, it is actually engaging in the “exploitation of these cultural references.”
  • First family kicks off the holiday season with the National Christmas Tree ceremony

    12/02/2016 2:31:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    CBS news ^ | December 1, 2016 | Staff
    President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their youngest daughter, Sasha, kicked off the holiday season by lighting up National Christmas Tree for the last time on Thursday evening. President Obama and the crowd in President’s Park counted down from five before the first family--minus Malia--pressed the button that lights the tree, which is located on the Ellipse south of the White House.
  • The Obamas Light National Christmas Tree for the Final Time

    12/02/2016 2:29:48 AM PST · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    NBC ^ | December 2, 2016
    President Obama officially ushered in the holiday season Thursday, lighting the National Christmas tree for the eighth and final time. Obama was joined at the annual tree lighting ceremony by First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughter, Sasha. The holiday celebration was hosted by actress Eva Longoria and featured a lineup of performances that included gospel singer Yolanda Adams, Chance the Rapper, The Lumineers and James Taylor.
  • Are virtual reality headsets safe for kids?

    12/02/2016 1:53:17 AM PST · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    ClickOrlando ^ | December 1, 2016
    It's expected to be the hot holiday gift of the season: Virtual reality headsets. It's a cool new experience but there's still a lot unknown about the technology, especially when it comes to kids. The headset completely immerses users in a new 3-D virtual world. "I felt like I was actually there." said one first-time user. "There's no age limit to this," said another virtual reality fan
  • Al Qaeda Magazine Calls for Firebomb Campaign in US (May 2, 2012)

    12/02/2016 12:03:18 AM PST · by RC one · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 2, 2012 | RANDY KREIDER
    The men who launched al Qaeda's English-language magazine may have died in a U.S. missile strike last fall, but "Inspire" magazine lives on without them -- and continues to promote jihadi attacks on Western targets, offering detailed advice on how to start huge forest fires in America with timed explosives and how to build remote-controlled bombs.Two new issues of "Inspire" magazine have surfaced on jihadi forums, the first since radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and chief Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula propagandist Samir Khan were killed by missiles from a U.S. drone over Yemen on September 30, 2011. The magazines...
  • Retort to Dems' Shame Cry of 'Racism': CWOISHTIPVR (More Pronounceable Acronym, Anyone?)

    12/01/2016 11:03:51 PM PST · by Be Careful · 15 replies
    "Can't Win On Ideas So Have To Illegally Pack Voter Rolls" Dems' Definition of CWOISHTIPVR: We have agreed to flood the system no matter the cost......to Life, Limb, to Society or to the Constitution. It has nothing to do with Diversity, Inclusiveness, Etc Etc...We just want the votes. We Want To Create a Critical Mass of Illegal Voters So That We Can Trick You Into Thinking That We have Won An Election....and that you will let us win because you feel guilty for not being tolerant.... And if you call us out on our "Previously-it-used-to-work-but-now-soon-to-be-failed-strategy"......We will call you a Racist/White...
  • A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRMAN AND CEO (Boycott Kellogg's Guy Who Hates Us)

    12/01/2016 10:05:28 PM PST · by Be Careful · 48 replies
    Welcome to Features, Kellogg Company’s annual publication highlighting our diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts and accomplishments. Diversity and inclusion are distinct but equally important concepts. Diversity, of course, refers to the wide variety of characteristics each of us has. Inclusion has to do with the environment we create so everyone can bring their whole selves to work every day and contribute fully to the organization. At Kellogg, we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. We aim to have a workforce that, at all levels, reflects the vast diversity of our consumer base, and we want every employee to feel...
  • The Surest Measure of How China's Economy Is Losing

    12/01/2016 7:42:31 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    Real Clear World ^ | 29 Nov, 2016 | Derek Scissors
    American presidential elections are a patchy time for the use of facts. It turns out presidential transitions are, too. Donald Trump as president-elect has triggered a slew of comments and articles about China’s pending leadership of the world economy. Journalists and pundits may value words over money; economists should not. There are data, grounded in real-world calculations, that show China’s economic importance falling -- not rising slowly, nor staying stable, but falling. The most important indicator is net private wealth, which is the single best measure of a country’s economic size and of the pool of resources available to its...
  • Google Chrome’s New Extension Will Replace ‘Alt-Right’ With ‘White Supremacy’ ?

    12/01/2016 6:57:10 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 15 replies
    http://girlsjustwannahaveguns.com ^ | December 1, 2016 | “George Zola” ?
    This is when you know it’s time to switch. Are there crazy people out there that say they are conservative? Yes, but we don’t like them either. Why doesn’t the Left take a look at their own party for once and see how many radicals they have. More than they would like to admit, we would say. “George Zola” is the alias of a web professional who spoke with Huffington Post about his new a Google Chrome extension, “Stop Normalizing The Alt Right.” The app works by automatically taking out all mentions of “alt-right,” and replacing the term with “white...
  • Full Event: President-Elect Donald Trump Rally in Cincinnati, OH 12/1/16

    12/01/2016 6:28:37 PM PST · by SubMareener · 13 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | December 1, 2017 | President-elect Donald Trump
    Streamed live 2 hours ago Thursday, December 1, 2016: Live streaming coverage President-Elect Donald J. Trump's Thank You rally in Cincinnati, OH at the US Bank Arena. Live coverage begins at 6:00 PM ET with the event scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM ET. LIVE Stream: President-Elect Donald Trump Rally in Cincinnati, OH 12/1/16 Category News & Politics License Standard YouTube License
  • 'Fight For $15' Minimum Wage, McDonald's Unveils Job-Replacing Self-Service Kiosks Nationwide

    12/01/2016 5:42:58 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 29 replies
    http://www.forbes.com/sites ^ | NOV 29, 2016 @ 01:37 PM | Ed Rensi
    As the labor union-backed Fight for $15 begins yet another nationwide strike on November 29, I have a simple message for the protest organizers and the reporters covering them: I told you so. It brings me no joy to write these words. The push for a $15 starter wage has negatively impacted the career prospects of employees who were just getting started in the workforce while extinguishing the businesses that employed them. I wish it were not so. But it’s important to document these consequences, lest policymakers elsewhere decide that the $15 movement is worth embracing.
  • Matt is for SECDEF!!!

    12/01/2016 5:18:48 PM PST · by Spacetrucker · 56 replies
    Trump rally in Cincinnati | Myself
    Trump just officially announced Gen. James Mathis for SECDEF at his "Thank You" rally in Cincinnati! !!
  • The Brady Bunch Ambassadors

    12/01/2016 2:10:33 PM PST · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 27 November 2016 | Tunku Varadarajan
    The show, which ran from 1969-74 on ABC, offered a vision of America that left a lasting civilizational impression on the minds of young viewers, perhaps especially in the non-Western world. Watching reruns in India as a young viewers, perhaps especially in the non-Western world. Watching reruns in India as a young boy, I formed some of my first clear ideas of America from “The Brady Bunch”—rose-tinted ideas, for sure, but also important ones. Theirs was an irrefutable wholesomeness that was at odds with the tumult outside the Brady home, a conciliatory counterpoint to the America of the Vietnam War....
  • Dolly Parton donating $1,000/month to every Tennessee family devastated by fires

    12/01/2016 1:46:00 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 79 replies
    http://globalnews.ca ^ | December 1, 2016 | By Brent Furdyk
    Dolly Parton has announced plans to donate $1,000 per month to every family who lost their home in the wildfires sweeping through the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The country music icon is helping the homeless families in need with the monthly donation for six months, until they get back on their feet. Parton will make the donations through her Dollywood Foundation, reports the Knoxville News Sentinel, noting that the foundation plans to make more information available on Friday. According to the newspaper, more than 150 homes and businesses in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, have been destroyed.
  • West Georgia (high school) students sing religious songs during tornado sheltering

    12/01/2016 12:30:29 PM PST · by Uncle Sam 911 · 15 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 12/1 16 | Jennifer Brett
    Bremen High School teacher Jessica Pruitt Labbe posted this beautiful video of talented students riding out Wednesday’s storms by singing a modern Christmas hymn. “Mary Did You Know,” recorded by Michael English, includes the lyrics: “Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water? Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters? Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new? This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you?”
  • Mom's boyfriend charged with murder, molestation....

    12/01/2016 11:57:59 AM PST · by Uncle Sam 911 · 16 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 12/1/16 | Steve Burns
    Ella Grayce Pointer, the 21-month-old Georgia girl whose death in late October sparked social media outrage, was molested, according to new details released Thursday. And authorities have charged her mother's boyfriend with murder, aggravated child molestation and other offenses in connection with the alleged crimes. Dustin Drew Putnal, 27, was already in custody at the Polk County jail on a probation violation when the new charges were filed Wednesday, sheriff Johnny Moats told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The new charges came more than one month after emergency officials found Ella unresponsive at a Cedartown apartment. She was taken to Polk Medical...
  • Thursday Night Breakdown: Cowboys, Riding Win Streak, Face Vikings

    12/01/2016 11:09:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 71 replies
    dfw.cbslocal.com ^ | November 30, 2016 8:57 AM | By Danny Cox
    It’s been a rather strange 2016 season in the NFL. Teams expected to be among the top contenders (Colts and Packers) are fighting for their playoff lives, while teams not expected to do much (Raiders and Cowboys) sit atop their divisions and look to secure home-field advantage. Such unpredictability helps make the NFL exciting and fun each year. Two playoff contenders, the Cowboys and Vikings, will battle it out on Thursday Night Football this week. The Cowboys own the NFC East with the best record in the NFL (10-1). They’re also riding a 10-game winning streak thanks to rookie quarterback...
  • McDonald's will install self-serve kiosks at locations nationwide

    12/01/2016 8:25:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2016 | Rick Moran
    In light of several cities passing $15 an hour minimum wage laws, McDonald's will install self-serve kiosks at many locations around the country. Wendy's has already gone the automated ordering route and othe fast food outlets are seriously considering it. Supporters of the $15 hourly wage claim that few jobs will be lost as  result of automation. They say the self serve kiosks will make workers more efficient in dealing with the ordering process. That may be true (as explained here). But the near doubling of the minimum wage in most cities will be done incrementally, ostensibly to soften...
  • Protesters burn flag outside Trump's New York hotel

    12/01/2016 7:13:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 30, 2016 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Protesters burned the United States flag outside of Trump International Hotel in New York City Tuesday, following President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion that flag burners be jailed or lose their citizenship. According to a report in Reuters, the activists included members of the Revolutionary Communist Party, which the news outlet notes is not part of the Community Party of the United States.
  • What WAS North Texas Thinking?

    12/01/2016 7:05:12 AM PST · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 43 replies
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com ^ | 01DEC2016 | FoundOnWebz
    I'm thinking that UNT didn't think this one through?
  • PizzaGate ain't going away folks, just got this mornings email from our Pastor.

    12/01/2016 3:48:38 AM PST · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 50 replies
    12/1/2016 | Self
    just got this email from our Pastor: Thursday, December 1, 2016 04:01:45 AM Good Morning Christians in Maine: Let's first look at two things Jesus said about little children. Jesus said, “Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14 Then three times HE said this: In Matthew 18:6 “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe on Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” In Mark...
  • Utah denies it has anti-gay school laws

    11/30/2016 11:46:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 30, 2016 6:49 PM EST | Lindsay Whitehurst
    The state of Utah has denied it has anti-gay school laws as it defends itself from a lawsuit challenging restrictions on talk about homosexuality in the classroom. The case quotes selectively from state law and school rules, which don’t contain the phrase “anti-gay laws,” state attorneys said several times in court documents filed Tuesday. They say the state school board is immune from a lawsuit and ask for the case to be dismissed. The National Center for Lesbian Rights argues the ban on so-called advocacy of homosexuality stigmatizes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. …