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  • Dad Ditches Kid In Economy Class To Relax In Business Class

    07/22/2018 8:30:19 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 15 replies
    How would you react to finding your seatmate on a 12-hour flight to China is a talkative eight-year-old boy whose father had ditched him to go sit in business class? Flyertalk member steveo posted the following question in the United forum: Hi Flyertalk. Just got off [Chicago] to [Beijing] and to my delight I had a maybe [an] 8-year-old boy sitting next to me the whole flight while his dad was in Polaris. I had the distinct pleasure of entertaining this kid who wouldn’t shut up for 12-hours. Should I complain about this? Short answer: yes. Flight attendants appear...
  • Supergirl to feature TV’s first transgender superhero

    07/22/2018 8:05:05 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 25 replies
    NME ^ | 07/20/18 | Elizabeth Aubrey
    Nicole Maines is to become the first-ever transgender superhero in TV series Supergirl. Maines, who is an activist and is transgender herself, has been cast as Nia Nal/Dreamer in the series and will be introduced in the fourth series. The series is based on the DC Comics character. Speaking at Comic-Con in San Diego, Maines said: “It seems only fitting that we have a trans superhero for trans kids to look up to.” Maines told Variety: “I want fans to take away an understanding of trans people. We can be anybody, we can be who we want, we can be...
  • Rick and Morty Has a Pedo Problem-WARNING DISTURBING.

    07/22/2018 7:07:19 PM PDT · by SantosLHalper · 31 replies
    Youtube ^ | July 22nd 2018 | Black Pilled-Devon Stack
    WARNING DISTURBING..Rick and Morty Has a Pedo Problem This needs to be shared to expose the pervs in Hollywood and their enablers.
  • Poland's Christian Migrants

    07/22/2018 3:49:19 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 20 replies
    First Things ^ | July 20, 2018 | Filip Mazurczak
    In 2016, Poland issued 586,000 first residence permits to nationals of non–European Union countries. Poland issued more such permits that year than did any other EU member-state except Britain—and more than Germany (505,000), which has more than double Poland’s population. The vast majority of these non-EU migrants have come from the former Soviet Union, especially from Ukraine, a nation plagued by war, poverty, and corruption. In late 2017, 1.45 million Ukrainians were working legally in Poland. In a country of 38 million, that amounts to nearly 4 percent of the population, and between 4 and 6 percent of the workforce....
  • A reincarnated 'American Jesus' on Netflix? Build an ark. Quickly.

    07/22/2018 1:08:31 PM PDT · by BBell · 30 replies
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/ ^ | 7/20/18 | John Kass
    Netflix is developing a superhero show from a comic book, and America loves comic-book superheroes. This one is about an American superhero, for modern American tastes, and it’s bilingual so this epic superhero show will be inclusive, too. It involves a boy who suddenly and surprisingly discovers, in the way of all young superheroes, that he has amazing powers. And not just any superpowers. He has power over death itself.-snip- I don’t know much about “American Jesus.” But if you’ve got plenty of lumber and nails and pitch, now might be a good time to start building an ark. We...
  • Bracken: What I Saw At The Coup

    07/22/2018 10:22:40 AM PDT · by 10mm · 15 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | September 11, 2012 | Matt Bracken
    ...What I have heard called “the plan” began as idle office chat, nothing more. (Of course, not much chat is ever truly idle at the very highest levels of power, between senior presidential advisors.) The first time I heard it mentioned was over lunch with Dennis in the White House Mess, down in the basement next to the situation room. We were at a quiet corner table of the wood-paneled dining room, tossing ideas for the next talking points back and forth. Routine. One of right-wing hate radio’s loudest and most poisonous voices was conducting an embarrassing public feud with...
  • Veteran who killed pit bull, owner of pit bull speak out about dog shot at Nassau animal clinic

    07/21/2018 11:35:48 PM PDT · by Norski · 63 replies
    CBS47 FOX 30 Action News Jax ^ | July, 19, 2018 | Ryan Nelson
    James Strickland, the Army veteran who shot and killed a pit bull, shared his story with Action News Jax. The owner of the pit bull Strickland killed, Moustapha Ba, spoke to us as well. The men share love of their dogs and the pain of Wednesday morning. “There wasn’t anything I had to do in many, many, years harder than take that dog’s life,” said Strickland. Strickland said he regrets being in that position, but doesn’t regret his decision to fatally shoot the pit bull. He said doing so may have saved his dog’s life. Ba is asking what could...
  • 97-Year-Old Trainer Bozzo Wins Again at Gulfstream

    07/21/2018 8:34:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    BloodHorse ^ | July 21, 2018
    When Gusty Wind drew off to win the fifth race at Gulfstream Park July 21 by 3 3/4 lengths, Jerry Bozzo broke his own record as the oldest trainer to win a Thoroughbred race. "It's very gratifying. I wish I could have been there in the winner's circle," said the 97-year-old Bozzo, who watched the victory on his home computer. "That would have pumped me up even more."
  • After James Gunn Ouster, Mike Cernovich Turns Toward Comedians Patton Oswalt, Michael Ian Black

    07/21/2018 8:18:12 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 21, 2018 | Tim Kenneally
    Is Mike Cernovich looking to add more scalps to his collection in the form of Patton Oswalt and Michael Ian Black? Right-wing provocateur Cernovich, whose online amplification of offensive tweets published years ago by director James Gunn preceded Gunn’s ouster from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie franchise on Friday, turned his attention toward comedians Oswalt and Black later on Friday, highlighting tweets by the comedians that he took issue with. One tweet shared by Cernovich on Friday night, posted by Black in June 2011, read, “I don’t like watching ‘iCarly’ with my daughter because there is nobody on that...
  • 1 woman dead, gunman in custody after opening fire outside Trader Joe's in Silver Lake

    07/21/2018 7:10:46 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 21, 2018 | RICHARD WINTON, JACK DOLAN, HARRIET RYAN and CHRISTINE MAI-DUC
    A gunman who opened fire outside a Trader Joe's in Silver Lake was in custody after a tense standoff that claimed the life of one woman inside the store. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the death, saying the woman was pulled out of the store by authorities and declared dead at the scene. The mayor released no other details, saying police were trying to reach next of kin. The incident began as family dispute in South Los Angeles involving a man in his late teens. Police said he shot his grandmother and a second woman at her residence. He then took...
  • Sketch released of suspect wanted for killing Dr. Mark Hausknecht (Bush Dr.)

    07/21/2018 6:50:52 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 52 replies
    ABC 13 HOUSTON ^ | 21 JULY 2018 | KTRK
    HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police have released a sketch of the person they believe killed a prominent Houston doctor Friday morning.
  • If Republican advertisers this fall were smart, they'd use this video against the Democrats

    07/21/2018 4:26:08 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 27 replies
    Twitter/James Woods ^ | July 21, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    Republican advertisers are really stupid. They are plenty of video, articles, etc. that crazy and unhinged leftists have said and done since 2016 that they can use against Democrats if they want to win in November. Look at this video from James Woods, a crazed soy boy leftist jumping around screaming "No Trump, No Pence". It's sad and funny at the same time.
  • The Enlightenment Is Working

    07/21/2018 3:31:35 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/09/18 | Steven Pinker
    For all their disagreements, the left and the right concur on one thing: The world is getting worse. Whether the decline is visible in inequality, racism and pollution, or in terrorism, crime and moral decay, both sides see profound failings in modernity and a deepening crisis in the West. They look back to various golden ages when America was great, blue-collar workers thrived in unionized jobs, and people found meaning in religion, family, community and nature. Such gloominess is decidedly un-American. The U.S. was founded on the Enlightenment ideal that human ingenuity and benevolence could be channeled by institutions and...
  • Muslim man beaten to death in India on suspicion of smuggling cows

    07/21/2018 1:30:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 21, 2018 4:29 AM | Promit Mukherjee
    Suspected vigilantes on Saturday killed a Muslim man transporting two cows in India, just 15 months after a similar attack spotlighted the growing influence of pro-Hindu fringe groups. Many Hindus regard the cow as sacred, but India’s Muslim minority engages in the trade of cattle for slaughter and consumption, chiefly of buffalo meat, as well as dairy purposes. Police in the northwestern state of Rajasthan said a group of five to seven people surrounded the man, identified only as Akbar, as he led the cows to his village in the nearby state of Haryana and thrashed him to death on...
  • Cuba's draft constitution opens path to gay marriage

    07/21/2018 1:04:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 21, 2018 1:23 PM | Sarah Marsh
    The draft of Cuba’s new constitution opens the path to same-sex marriage, a government official said on Saturday, which would make the country that once persecuted homosexuals an unlikely leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. In the early years of Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution, many homosexuals were sent to correctional labor camps, part of an institutionalized homophobia for which Castro later apologized. Yet Communist-run Cuba has made great strides over the past decade on LGBT rights, approving sex-change operations and banning workplace discrimination, partly thanks to the high-profile advocacy of Castro’s niece Mariela Castro. Proposals to recognize same-sex...
  • Pampered dog owns three sports cars, 175 pairs of sunglasses and 65 outfits (tr)

    07/21/2018 9:40:45 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Mirror ^ | July 21, 2018 | Hana Carter
    With a wardrobe bursting full of outfits and a range of sports cars, it's not surprising Princess Cleopatra Superchill has been named one of Britain's most spoiled dogs. The pooch also feasts on steak for dinner and has a £1,500 pram, with her doting owner Anthony Welsh, 57, having spent a whopping £40,000 on her. The lucky Staffordshire Bull Terrier has just celebrated her seventh birthday, seeing Anthony, from Liverpool, splash out another £1,000, on his beloved pet. Cleopatra was treated to the finest tennis balls, a posh feeding station and her very own custom-made mountain bike in honour of...
  • Passengers complain of bedbugs on flights out of Newark airport

    07/21/2018 8:54:43 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 84 replies
    Fox5 NY ^ | July 20, 2018
    - Passengers on flights from Newark Liberty International Airport to India are complaining about bed bug infested seats. In one case this week a family complained their infant was covered in bites and bleeding by the time the 17-hour flight landed in Mumbia. Pravin Tonsekar tweeted Air India photos of his seat with apparent bed bugs on them. Air India replied with a comment that it is: "sorry to hear this. Sharing the details with our maintenance team for corrective measures in this regard." Another passenger tweeted to the airline that his family few out of Newark on July 18...
  • Some stuff for Saturday

    07/21/2018 5:46:00 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 7 replies
    email from a friend | 7/21/2018 | unknown
    Astute Observations There are two sides to every divorce: Yours and dipsh*t's. The closest I ever got to a 4.0 in college was my blood alcohol content. I live in my own little world, but it's OK. Everyone knows me here. I saw a very large woman wearing a sweatshirt with "Guess" on it. I said, "Left Tackle?” I don't do drugs. I find I get the same effect just by standing up really fast. I don't like political jokes. I've seen too many get elected. The most precious thing we have is life, yet it has absolutely no trade-in...
  • Oops she did it again: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigns with Bernie Sanders in Kansas, [tr]

    07/21/2018 5:22:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Twitchy ^ | July 20, 2018 | Greg P.
    Bernie Sanders tweeted out this video of fellow socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the road in Kansas to campaign with Dem Brent Welder when she accidentally said, “We’re going to flip this seat red in November”:
  • More Confederate license plates than ever on Tennessee roads

    07/20/2018 9:44:17 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 20, 2018 | The Associated Press
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The number of Tennesseans with Confederate battle flag license plates has reached its highest point in a decade.</p> <p>Data from the Tennessee Department of Revenue shows that 3,273 of the license plates benefiting the Sons of Confederate Veterans were active at the end of the 2018 fiscal year, The Tennessean reported. That number represents a 72 percent increase from the end of the 2015 fiscal year.</p>