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  • Democrats Ready to Grill DeVos on School Choice

    01/17/2017 5:16:46 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Real Clear Poliyics ^ | 17 Jan, 2017 | Christopher Beach
    Betsy DeVos, the billionaire conservative activist and nominee for secretary of education, will likely face one of the most contentious confirmation hearings in the history of the department on Tuesday. Since being tapped by President-elect Donald Trump, DeVos has been a lightning rod in the media and on Capitol Hill. Her supporters praise her outspoken commitment to school choice and her efforts to expand charter schools around the nation. On the other hand, critics believe that her agenda will undermine public education and drain resources from traditional public schools. DeVos will face rigorous questioning regarding her school choice advocacy, her...
  • Malia Obama's Dirty DC Night Caught On Tape! (again) Twerking & Partying Underage At Boozy Bar

    01/17/2017 1:50:07 PM PST · by drewh · 108 replies
    RadarOnline ^ | Jan 17, 2017 @ 6:53AM | radar staff
    Malia Obama is STILL partying her way around the world! RadarOnline.com has obtained an explosive video tape of President Barack Obama's oldest daughter getting down and dirty late-night at a Washington, DC, nightclub.Malia is only 18, but she made the cut for an 18+ night at Ultrabar in DC January 13. Despite the more flexible age range, the club boasted they'd have "6 bars" ready to serve partiers."She was dancing scandalously and twerking," the source told Radar. "She was with a bunch of young, tough body guards but they looked too young to be Secret Service. A guy came up...
  • You guys are wonderful!

    01/17/2017 1:43:58 PM PST · by SouthWall · 13 replies
    Not for Liberals .com ^ | 1/17/17 | Doug Wall
    Last week's pool was great, thanks to you. My website, Not for Liberals has a poll every two weeks to select your favorite thought about conservative values. Last week's favorite, was: "The Second Amendment: a Matter of Fact, Not A Matter of Opinion. Please click on the vote button. Come back to the home page and select a category to see a random quote from that category. Repeat. Thank You By the way, I put a link to Free Republic on the home page, for those who have not been there before.
  • For Fun... Let Us Remember that Great Feeling We Had November 9th, 2016

    01/17/2017 11:44:59 AM PST · by johnk · 34 replies
    GVID ^ | 11/9/2016 | unknown
    ... just let the joy roll over your again... we did it !
  • I Hope Trump Creates His Own Version of Twitter(DOWN WITH TWITTER)

    01/17/2017 9:24:20 AM PST · by Be Careful · 17 replies
    Vanity
    If Trump were to create his own platform for Exclusive Executive Use...and cease to use Twitter.....he could drive a fatal blow into Twitter.....Everyone would have to subscribe in order to be in the know. I think he should call it "Trumpet"....and send out "Toots" LOL. What do you think?
  • PUTIN-OBAMA MEMES

    01/17/2017 7:15:19 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 19 replies
    Satire Wire ^ | 12/1/2016 | Not Indicated
    After doing his part to swing the U.S. election for Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been enjoying his discussions with President Barack Obama. (Humor, which we need daily :>)
  • Why women will march en masse in Copenhagen after Trump inauguration

    01/16/2017 10:27:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 16 January 2017 13:35 CET+01:00 | Justin Cremer
    Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th president of the United States on Friday should be the biggest show in town; but according to a recent report, it’s likely to be dwarfed in size by the Women’s March on Washington the following day. A DC council member told the local NBC affiliate that the city has issued around three times as many tour bus permits for the march than it has for the Inauguration Day events themselves. […] Not only is Copenhagen no exception, the so-called ‘sister march’ here may draw one of the largest crowds outside of the United States....
  • Lord Snowdon, Princess Margaret's former husband, dies aged 86

    The Queen was said to be “saddened” tonight after Lord Snowdon, her former brother-in-law and the original “royal rebel” died at the age of 86... ...Snowdon earned a reputation as one of the country’s foremost photographers, with subjects as diverse as Marlene Dietrich, David Bowie and, of course, the Royal family...
  • Der Silberjunge: Opening the Borders Was Against German Law — And it Was Planned in Advance

    01/16/2017 6:54:01 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 16 Jan, 2017 | Baron Bodissey and Thorsten Schulte
    Thorsten Schulte is a German economist and financial expert who runs a website known as Silberjunge (Silverboy). In the following exposé of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s machinations during (and before) the “refugee” crisis, Silberjunge focuses on two major points: 1. The chancellor’s opening of the borders to uncontrolled migration without a directive from the Interior Ministry was a clear violation of German law. 2. The entire migration wave should not even be called a “crisis”, since it was planned in advance. Mr. Schulte provides ample documentation for his assertions. The links are shown in the video, and may be found on...
  • Older, fitter adults experience greater brain activity while learning (Physical and brain fitness)

    01/16/2017 4:03:51 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 15 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 1/13/17 | N/A
    Older adults who experience good cardiac fitness may be also keeping their brains in good shape as well. In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, older adults who scored high on cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) tests performed better on memory tasks than those who had low CRF. Further, the more fit older adults were, the more active their brain was during learning. These findings appear in the journal Cortex. Difficulty remembering new information represents one of the most common complaints in aging and decreased memory performance is one of the hallmark impairments in Alzheimer's disease. Healthy...
  • Study finds association between eating HOT PEPPERS and DECREASED MORTALITY

    01/16/2017 2:33:16 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 91 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 1/13/17 | N/A
    Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found that consumption of hot red chili peppers is associated with a 13 percent reduction in total mortality - primarily in deaths due to heart disease or stroke—in a large prospective study. Going back for centuries, peppers and spices have been thought to be beneficial in the treatment of diseases, but only one other study—conducted in China and published in 2015 - has previously examined chili pepper consumption and its association with mortality. This new study corroborates...
  • Ebola's long-term effects revealed

    01/16/2017 1:52:57 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 14 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 1/13/17 | N/A
    People who survive Ebola may still battle debilitating health problems a year after being declared infection-free, according to an ongoing trial in Guinea which highlighted the need for patient followup. Three-quarters of survivors had post-Ebola symptoms when they enrolled for the trial about a year, on average, after they were discharged from hospital, researchers reported Saturday. Eighteen percent experienced eye problems, including eight individuals who went blind, a team wrote in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.br> Two percent—19 people—were deaf. This is the largest and longest-running assessment of Ebola survivors to date. Nearly one in four participants, the study said, suffered...
  • Pro-164 - Prophecy Update, 15 January 2017 (The Great Deceiver)

    01/16/2017 1:07:50 PM PST · by SubMareener
    The Superior Word (YouTube) ^ | Jan 15, 2017 | Usama Dakdok
    One of the most time-critical updates we have ever done. We have a guest speaker, Usama Dakdok, who will enlighten you to the implications of what occurred due to the obama presidency. How will the future unfold in the world and in the US? He gives us invaluable insights into what is ahead
  • Terrible teens beat straphanger after harassing elderly woman

    01/16/2017 11:41:08 AM PST · by EinNYC · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 15, 2017 | Daniel Prendergast
    A group of teen girls pummeled a female straphanger in Brooklyn when she shook her head disapprovingly as they harassed an elderly woman, authorities said. The six girls were on board the L train near the Sutter Avenue station when the 28-year-old victim saw them arguing with the older woman around 3:30 p.m. Dec. 23.
  • Third-wave backlash: Why Trump’s election has fractured feminism on American campuses

    01/16/2017 10:16:45 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 17 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | January 13, 2017 | Simona Chiose
    t’s easy to get lost on the forested campus of Wellesley College, the private all-women’s university a half-hour away from Boston. The blue dot on your phone’s GPS is too small and the light thrown by the storybook lampposts too dim for a New England night in the fog of December. A quiet university campus at 11 p.m. is not the most comfortable place for a woman to walk alone, and so at first, you let the stranger behind you move ahead. But very quickly, perhaps after the third or fourth person has walked on by, you notice that they...
  • King's daughter: Fight 'no matter who is in White House'

    01/16/2017 9:51:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 16, 2017 12:04 PM EST | Bill Barrow
    As civil rights leaders and activists gather at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader’s daughter is encouraging Americans to fight for his vision of love and justice “no matter who is in the White House.” Bernice King addressed more than 2,000 people gathered at her father’s Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta four days before President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. She spoke hours before her brother, Martin Luther King III, is scheduled to meet with the president-elect at Trump Tower in New York. While Bernice King did not offer a...
  • Video Exposé: Merkel’s lawless immigration policies

    01/16/2017 9:20:40 AM PST · by wtd · 8 replies
    Youtube/VladTepesblog/InfidelBloggersAlliance ^ | January 11, 2017 | Silberjunge
    mportant Video: Angela Merkel Puts Her Own Sense of Morality Before Law As Prime Minister, Leading to a Lawlessness Original German language video source: Merkels Rechtsbruch? Unglaubliches zur Grenzöffnung & zur Migrationswelle - Flüchtlinge 2017 English language subtitles added (courtesy of VladTepesblog. . . hereOriginal German hyperlinked post for video content: Siberjunge.je/merkelGoogle translation of original German hyperlinked post for video content: here***** Video with english subtitles: Video Exposé: Merkel’s lawless immigration policieshat tip: VladTepesblog and InfidelBloggersAlliance *****===>The following is a google translation of page listing source material for this video: ANGELA MERKEL Merkel's right? We cover up! Facts rather than...
  • Progressive Justice and the Communist Diet

    01/16/2017 8:18:51 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 1/1/2017 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The biggest injustice that was perpetrated on people, tricked or forced to accept communism, was the destruction of the human spirit, the terror, torture, and brutal beatings people had to endure in the name of social justice
  • Men's Basketball Veteran's Day Recognition (Virgina Tech)

    01/16/2017 8:01:52 AM PST · by bigbob · 1 replies
    Virginia Tech Athletics YouTube ^ | 11/11/15 | Virginia Tech Athletics
    The men's basketball team gathered to discuss the meaning of the National Anthem and recognize those who have served.
  • Trump vows to provide ‘insurance for everybody’ in Republican health care replacement plan

    01/16/2017 6:29:08 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 130 replies
    Blaze ^ | 1/16/2017 | Blaze
    Speaking with the Washington Post over the weekend, President-elect Donald Trump promised that every American will have health insurance under his Obamacare replacement plan, which is set to be introduced in the openings months of his presidency. Though he didn’t provide the Post with many details about his plan, Trump said the plan will provide “less expensive and much better” coverage to Americans that Obamacare has “in a much simplified form.” “We’re going to have insurance for everybody,” Trump told the Post. “There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can’t pay for it, you don’t get it....
  • The Precedent of Accepting the Results of an American Election is DEAD /trunc

    01/16/2017 6:27:58 AM PST · by wtd · 34 replies
    Infidel Bloggers Alliance ^ | January 16, 2017 | Epaminondas
    The Precedent of Accepting the Results of an American Election is DEAD – and the future of that beckons Harry Reid has now, famously, used the nuke option in the senate to kill cloture on a debate with a simple majority vote, meaning no delay can be used to drag a bill or appointment to death. EXCEPT for SCOTUS appointments. I think the senate now WILL ultimately use this for SCOTUS because Chucky Schumer had to open his fat trap to show how tough he was and declare the D’s ready to do a reverse Merritt Garland for FOUR...
  • Teen removed from mother's custody for being 'too effeminate' [Venice, Italy]

    01/15/2017 10:12:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 10 January 2017 10:54 CET+01:00
    An Italian court has ruled that a 13-year-old boy be removed from his mother’s custody due to an alleged “personality disorder” linked to having “almost exclusively female role models”. Venice’s Court for Minors said the boy “tries in every way to show that he is different” and described his attitude as “effeminate in a provocative way”, according to local paper Mattino Padova. A social services report said the child from Padua, northern Italy, suffered a “personality disorder” and argued that he has difficulty forming relationships due to dependence on his mother. It also detailed an incident in which the boy...
  • Newsmax's 30 Most Influential Republicans Under 30

    01/15/2017 4:42:10 PM PST · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 12, 2017
    President Ronald Reagan once said, “The future does not belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.” In that spirit, Newsmax has compiled a list of the brightest and bravest in the Grand Old Party under the age of 30. While a majority of these young people come from political backgrounds — including a few who even hold elected office — they all possess a great influence in promoting Republican values that belies their ages. Whether the influence of these 30 is demonstrated by becoming a viral sensation, by taking on the mantles of leadership, or by laying the...
  • WWE Hall OF Fame Legend Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka Dead at Age 73

    01/15/2017 1:33:18 PM PST · by drewh · 3 replies
    TMZ ^ | 1/15/2017 12:02 PM PST
    Jimmy Snuka, the WWE Hall of Famer, has died after losing his battle to stomach cancer. Jimmy wrestled from the 1970s onward ... all the way through 2010. Jimmy came into the WWE as a heel, and became famous for his acrobatic wrestling style. He eventually turned and became a good guy. He had a number of shots at the WWE championship -- both as a villain and hero -- but never won. The Fijian wrestler, also known as Superfly Snuka, would often punish his opponents with his signature move -- the Superfly Splash ... which was an epic body...
  • Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, Wrestling Legend, Dead at 73

    01/15/2017 1:34:33 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 15, 2017 | Jason Diamond
    Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, the high-flying Fijian-born professional wrestler who rose to fame alongside icons Hulk Hogan, "Macho Man" Randy Savage and Andre the Giant in Vince McMahon's WWE (then the WWF), is dead at the age of 73. His death comes less than a month after murder charges were dropped in the 1983 death of his then-girlfriend Nancy Argentino. WWE superstar and Snuka's daughter Tamina Snuka announced her father's death on Instagram.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Russia releases photo of DONALD TRUMP with hooker in Russian hotel

    01/15/2017 6:03:08 AM PST · by Islander7 · 94 replies
    FaceBook ^ | Jan 15, 2017 | Unknown
  • Rosie O’Donnell calls for martial law ahead of Trump’s inauguration

    01/12/2017 1:04:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    Rare ^ | January 12, 2017 | Douglas Barclay
    Comedienne Rosie O’Donnell continues her Twitter crusade to stop President-elect Donald Trump from ever taking the oath of office. O’Donnell and Trump’s decades-long feud is known across the country. Over the years, the two have had countless public spats; Trump went so far as to criticize O’Donnell during the first presidential debate of the 2016 election season. O’Donnell has devoted almost her entire social media presence to ripping into Trump. On Wednesday, she called for martial law to be invoked. “I FULLY SUPPORT IMPOSING MARTIAL LAW – DELAYING THE INAUGURATION – UNTIL TRUMP IS “CLEARED” OF ALL CHARGES,” O’Donnell wrote...
  • Rosie O'Donnell calls for 'imposing martial law' to stop Trump's inauguration

    01/14/2017 6:32:13 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/12/17 | Douglas Ernst
    Comedian and former talk-show host Rosie O'Donnell has a new idea for preventing President-elect Donald Trump from taking office — martial law. Hollywood hand-wringing over Mr. Trump’s Election Day victory was taken to a new level Wednesday night when Ms. O’Donnell told over 900,000 followers that she “fully” supported the imposition of martial law prior to Jan. 20. “I fully support imposing martial law — delaying the inauguration — until Trump is ‘cleared’ of all charges,” Ms. O’Donnell, who formerly co-hosted “The View” with Barbara Walters, tweeted.http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/12/rosie-odonnell-calls-for-imposing-martial-law-to-s/
  • Rosie O'Donnell Supports 'Martial Law' to Delay Trump's Inauguration

    01/15/2017 1:07:14 AM PST · by lexb123 · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 12, 2017
    Martial law occurs when the military steps in to control the government. According to Rosie O'Donnell, martial law is the only chance to stop the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. ROSIE âś” @Rosie I FULLY SUPPORT IMPOSING MARTIAL LAW - DELAYING THE INAUGURATION - UNTIL TRUMP IS "CLEARED" OF ALL CHARGES https://twitter.com/MasterMarquette/status/819386479587643392 Â…
  • Why Trump’s Inauguration Day will be better without celebs

    01/14/2017 7:29:07 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2017-01-14 | Salena Zito and Dana Schuster
    There will be no Beyoncé wiggling on stage. Bruce Springsteen, Ariana Grande, John Legend and Elton John aren’t going to be there either. In fact, pretty much every A-lister from the Hollywood and entertainment world has decided to skip Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday. And whether or not Trump himself is wrestling with that public rejection, the people who voted for him are not. The “blue-collar billionaire” will have a day that’s more befitting of the working-class base that put him in the White House: one without fanfare or celebrities or fancy couture (although his wife, Melania, will most certainly...
  • Human Rights Watch Labels U.S. a 'Human Rights Abuser' Because of Trump

    01/14/2017 8:24:50 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 14 Jan, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Human Rights Watch has taken Trump derangement syndrome to new heights with the release of its annual report that lists the United States of America as a human rights abuser on par with China, Egypt, and Syria. Their reason? Donald Trump's rhetoric during the recent presidential campaign. Trump has yet to take office and the Soros-funded HRW is already condemning the U.S. for policies that have yet to be enacted. The Daily Caller: As The New York Times notes, the designation of the U.S. as a major human rights abuser marks a first for HRW in the 27 years it...
  • APNewsBreak: Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years

    01/14/2017 7:44:36 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 120 replies
    AP ^ | 14 Jan 2017 | AP
    Posting limits due to source.
  • THE THORIUM PROBLEM - Manufacturing & energy sector hobbled by thorium

    John Kutsch of Thorium Energy Alliance and Jim Kennedy of ThREE Consulting review the hazards maintaining U.S. current thorium policy. Heavy Rare Earth Element mining is impeded. Energy sector innovation is stifled. Thorium is less dangerous, less radioactive, and less easily metabolized than many elements we are exposed to on a daily basis. Current regulation assists China's capture of high-tech manufacturing sector. Current regulation protects incumbent U.S. [light] rare earth producers who DISPOSE of thorium and valuable heavy rare earths in tailing ponds. Current regulation does NOT facilitate growth of U.S. economy. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle recognize...
  • Dems, not Jeff Sessions, have the real race problem

    01/14/2017 5:49:16 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 Jan, 2017 | Armstrong Williams
    Armstrong Williams op-ed: Dems, not Jeff Sessions, have the real race problem © Getty It is an unfortunate truth that Democrats are not the examples of diversity and inclusion as much as they claim. They portray themselves as the righteous warriors of truth and conviction, and they actually believe this “truth” to be self-evident. But we must all ask ourselves, particularly as they take the moral high ground while launching a thousand ships of claims of racism against Senator Jeff Sessions, are they truly demi-gods of morality or just puppeteers attempting to pull all of our string? It's the latter,...
  • Chez Assange: Paris Museum Recreates Living Quarters of WikiLeaks Founder

    01/14/2017 3:49:17 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 2 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 1/14/17 | Staff
    Visitors to a new exhibition in Paris can check out Julian Assange's room at the Ecuadorean Embassy. © AFP 2016/ THOMAS COEXAssange to Agree to US Extradition If Obama Grants Manning Clemency - WikiLeaksJulian Assange is unable to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London, but visitors to a Paris museum are now able to see where he is living in London thanks to a new exhibition called "Whistleblower" in the Gaité Lyrique, from January 11 to 29. The artwork was produced by a Swiss art collective called!Mediengruppe Bitnik, who reproduced Assange's room at the Ecuadorian Embassy down to the finest...
  • Fun Fact: That Drawer Underneath Your Stove Isn't for Storage

    01/14/2017 2:24:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 89 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 13, 2017 | Travel + Leisure staff
    Perhaps, like me, you use that drawer located underneath your stove for storing pans, cookie sheets, and muffin tins. Unfortunately, we've all been doing it wrong, according to the good people who manufacture stoves. While it does serve as a great spot for all of your back-up cooking tools, it's actually meant to be a warming drawer. You may notice a message printed on the inside of the drawer or in some sort of owner's manual that says something like this: "The warming drawer is designed to keep hot foods at serving temperature. Always start with hot food. Cold or...
  • Training aims to help police better serve LGBT community [Providence RI]

    01/14/2017 2:12:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2017 3:09 PM EST
    Providence police are introducing additional training to help officers interact with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Mayor Jorge Elorza and Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements say they’re dedicated to creating LGBT-inclusive policies for members of the department as well as specific training curriculum for the next police academy. Clements says the goal is to help officers become more aware of issues facing the LGBT community in Providence. Elorza, a Democrat, says the training is a way to let the Providence community know the city supports it and is ready to respond to their needs. …
  • Right Side Broadcast Network (RSBN) Heads To Washington DC…

    01/14/2017 1:35:30 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 10 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan. 14, 2017 | Sundance
    Interesting, albeit snarkily constructed, article in Politico today highlighting the ‘rag tag bunch of media outsiders’ within Right Side Broadcast Network (RSBN) and their endeavors toward covering the Trump administration. RSBN is able to continue operating due to viewer donations and contributions toward the business objective of raw, direct and full coverage, and they were intensely valuable in the 18 month long presidential campaign. A solid group of people.
  • Tear Down This Insanity!

    01/14/2017 1:24:15 PM PST · by Radtechtravel · 4 replies
    Vanity | 1/14/2017 | Radtechtravel
    Dear President Elect Donald Trump: Since 9/11, USA intelligence employs 200K Americans in 16 different agencies (that we know of), plus 30K private contractors in 170 countries at a cost of $75 billion per year. And rising yearly. With due respect, President Elect Trump, do you agree with me and scores of millions of other Americans that 1. our nation is more vulnerable to terrorism than ever, that 2. our classified info leaks to the whole world like a sieve and that 3. the so-called "Patriot Act" has morphed some, if not all of these agencies, into ugliness strangely reminiscent...
  • Finally: The Case Against Hamilton

    01/14/2017 9:45:23 AM PST · by OddLane · 82 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | January 14, 2017 | Nicolas Pell
    I don't think there's a slight bit of hyperbole or exaggeration involved when I say that Hamilton, the awful musical that millionaire New Yorkers are required by law to throw away thousands watching, represents everything that was wrong with America in 2016. Allow me to make the case. First, there's the music. I'm admittedly not much of a hip-hop aficionado, but I know shit from Shinola. From my perspective the art form has more or less been going downhill since Strictly Business (the EPMD record, not the Tommy Davidson vehicle), but there have been some highlights worth mentioning, mostly thanks...
  • Group plans to ‘paralyze’ Washington for inauguration

    01/14/2017 6:49:59 AM PST · by RC one · 61 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, January 12, 2017 | Matt Stout
    A group led by self-avowed anarchists says it intends to “paralyze” Washington, D.C., amid President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration next Friday, using security point blockades, protests and sit-ins in an attempt to grind the Republican’s swearing-in to a halt.“If the headline (on Jan. 21) is, ‘Donald Trump inaugurated amid complete chaos and a cluster (expletive),’ then we won,” Legba Carrefour, an organizer for the group, DisruptJ20, said by phone yesterday. “A lot of us are people who could be considered anarchists. None of us have respect for the office or the man.”The promised actions by the group come amid a raft...
  • Bashar al-Assad: If You Want the Truth, Look to the Alternative Media

    01/14/2017 6:19:07 AM PST · by wtd · 25 replies
    Gates of Vienna blog ^ | January 13, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    Bashar al-Assad: If You Want the Truth, Look to the Alternative Media The following interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was conducted by a group of French reporters. Mr. Assad was asked questions in English, and answered in English. However, the French channel that released the interview included only an on-screen French translation of the questions. In this video, the questions have been translated back into English and superimposed over the French versions. Regardless of one’s opinion of the Assad regime, Mr. Assad’s answers are lucid, clear, intelligent, and informative. Instead of reading what the mainstream media have to say...
  • Teachers in Philadelphia plan a Black Lives Matter week

    01/13/2017 8:51:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 6:19 PM EST | Kristen DeGroot
    A teachers’ organization in Philadelphia is encouraging teachers to wear Black Lives Matter T-shirts and buttons and provide lessons on the movement every day for one week. The Caucus of Working Educators, a faction of the teachers union, is developing lessons plans and curriculum ideas for teachers of grades from kindergarten through high school for the week of Jan. 23. The plans, distilled from the movement’s 13 guiding principles, such as embracing diversity and globalism, will be available online, organizers said Friday. “The vast majority of students that we serve are black, and it’s important to affirm the lives of...
  • Meryl Streep and Hollywood, Pence and Palin: Who are the REAL Advocates for the Disabled?

    01/13/2017 4:41:26 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 20 replies
    Vanity
    As Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence signed a bill banning abortion on the basis of sex, race, or of genetic disability such as Down's Syndrome. “I believe that a society can be judged by how it deals with its most vulnerable—the aged, the infirm, the disabled and the unborn. HEA 1337 will ensure the dignified final treatment of the unborn and prohibits abortions that are based only on the unborn child’s sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, or disability, including Down syndrome.” “Some of my most precious moments as Governor have been with families of children with disabilities, especially those...
  • Survey finds millennials lack basic survival skills

    01/13/2017 4:09:04 PM PST · by BBell · 133 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/13/17 | Todd Masson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    In the coming zombie apocalypse, safe spaces may be in short supply, so millennials will have to take shelter under their Spoonk mats and crack open their cell phones in hopes there's creamy nougat inside. According to a recent survey -- this is shocking, I know -- millennials lack even the most basic survival skills. Apparently SnapChat offers no tutorials on how to build a snare trap. The survey, conducted ahead of the London Boat Show, found even the most basic of life skills are quantum physics to most millennials. More than half were unable to tie a single knot...
  • Has Political Correctness Gone off the Rails in America?

    01/13/2017 4:01:02 PM PST · by BBell · 58 replies
    http://www.spiegel.de ^ | 1/5/17 | Philipp Oehmke
    Few terms are as divisive in today's United States as "political correctness." A concept that was intended to create greater freedom in the country may instead have resulted in the opposite. It also helped strengthen the right wing.It's a Friday afternoon in Oberlin, Ohio, around one month before the country heads to the polls to elect Donald Trump as its next president. The final classes and lectures of the week have just ended, and a young woman comes walking by in bare feet with a hula hoop gyrating around her waist while others are performing what seems to be a...
  • Could French men soon be forced to take paternity leave?

    01/13/2017 10:26:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 13 January 2017 17:46 CET+01:00
    A think tank in France has urged the government to force dads to take paternity leave even if they don’t want to. It’s all in the name of equality in the workplace. The economic think-tank OFCE proposed the changes in a report as a solution to ongoing problem of inequality between men and women when it comes to careers. […] Forcing men to take their 11 days of paternity leave would reduce the impact on a woman’s career from taking a long maternity leave, the report said, as well as encouraging men to do more household and child-rearing work. …
  • Liberty depicted as black woman on $100 gold coin

    01/13/2017 8:50:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 96 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 13, 2017 8:44 AM EST
    The U.S. Mint has unveiled a commemorative $100 gold coin that features an image of Liberty as a black woman. The 2017 American Liberty 225th Anniversary Gold Coin shows the woman’s head in profile with a crown of stars. […] The mint says it’s the first in a series of 24-karat gold that will also depict Liberty in designs representing Asian-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Indian-Americans. …
  • Photographer Lord Snowdon, the former husband of Princess Margaret, dies peacefully aged 86

    01/13/2017 7:51:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 13, 2017 | Sam Tonkin
    Lord Snowdon, the former husband of Princess Margaret, has died at the age of 86. The photographer, born Anthony Armstrong-Jones, died peacefully at his home today, the photographic agency he worked with has said. Buckingham Palace said the Queen had been informed, but did not comment further. Camera Press said in a short statement: 'The Earl of Snowdon died peacefully at home on 13th January 2017.'
  • ABC’s ‘Black-ish’: ‘A Vote for Trump is a Vote for Racism’ (Video)

    01/13/2017 7:17:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 12, 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    ABC’s hit comedy series Black-ish kicked off it’s third mid-season premiere Wednesday night with an emotional post-election episode that calls Donald Trump the “devil,” casts his voters as racists and questions if Dr. Ben Carson is really black.