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  • Study suggests Alabama could see fights during Black Friday sales

    11/27/2015 5:37:44 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 65 replies
    WHNT ^ | 27 Nov 15 | Lisa Screws
    Your trip to the mall could leave you with a shopping injury. A new study shows Alabama is one of the most dangerous states for Black Friday shopping. The blog Estately ranks our state as the third most dangerous for Black Friday shoppers. Arkansas is ranked number one, followed by Tennessee at number 2. Louisiana and Missouri round out the top 5.
  • How Bernie's 90% Income Tax will kill Blue Governments! (AMT hurts!) [Vanity]

    11/27/2015 4:33:47 AM PST · by SES1066 · 6 replies
    11/27/15 | Self
    As I sit here doing my 2016 tax training (I am an Enrolled Agent), I am wondering how many Blue State / Blue City politicians have really realized how much of a disaster SOCIALIST Sen. Bernie Sanders would be if he were to be elected and pass his proposal for increasing the Federal Income Tax rates? This post is an effort to answer his campaign point of "Why can't we return to the Eisenhower tax rates?"
  • 1 killed, 3 wounded, in shooting outside Fenway Park

    11/26/2015 4:36:48 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    WCVB (Channel 5) ^ | Nov 26, 2015
    BOSTON —An MBTA commuter rail conductor was killed and three other people were wounded in a shooting near a bar outside Fenway Park early Thursday morning. Boston police describe a chaotic scene with hundreds of people fleeing after the shooting outside the bar, Who's on First. Jephthe Chery was found dead outside the bar on Yawkey Way.
  • Rubio Calls For U.S. to Defend Turkey Against Russia

    11/26/2015 3:11:07 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 90 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 11/26/2015 | Humter Wallace
    This type of insane rhetoric alone should be enough to disqualify Rubio as a legitimate candidate for president: "It is important for us to be very clear that we will respond and defend Turkey if they come under assault from the Russians. Otherwise the entire NATO alliance comes into question," Rubio, who is running for president, said on Fox News. "If Russia believes that they can respond and retaliate against Turkey because NATO is not going to do anything about it, what they are basically doing is making the argument that NATO is no longer viable, that it is a...
  • 'It was a massacre': Native Americans reveal how they REALLY feel about Thanksgiving(BARF ALERT)

    11/26/2015 12:22:48 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 71 replies
    The ^ | 26 November 2015 | By Erica Tempesta and Valerie Siebert For
    The celebration of Thanksgiving may be a beloved tradition, but one group of Native Americans has revealed what the holiday really means to them in a moving video series that dispels the historical inaccuracies and stereotypes associated with their culture. As part of's One Word video series, a group of men and women from the Native American community have shared their thoughts on the words: Thanksgiving, Christopher Columbus, reservation and redskins. And while many of the men and women agree that the 'redskins' is an 'offensive' and 'racist' term, the group shared different opinions about what it means to...
  • The 10 Most Forgotten Supercars in Automotive History

    11/26/2015 9:08:24 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 62 replies
    Autos Cheatsheet ^ | 26 nov, 2015 | James Derek Sapienza
    Supercars are built to represent the pinnacle of automotive technology. Brutally fast and impossibly expensive, they are objects of desire and the stuff dreams are made of. But there’s more to a supercar than just speed and good looks. There’s a certain hierarchy in the supercar world – a select group of car builders that seem to control the collective memory when it comes to performance. Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and McLarens build supercars, unquestionably. Acura, Aston Martin, and Jaguar? Maybe not. Despite looks, speed, and handling to compete with the best, some plenty capable dream machines just get left behind. And...
  • "World's Oldest" Cognac Opened in Poland

    11/26/2015 8:23:52 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 26th November, 2015 | Kristiane Sherry
    "World's Oldest" Cognac Opened in Poland What is thought to be the world's oldest Cognac sold at auction was opened in Poland recently to inaugurate a partnership between a Swiss watchmaker and a corporate collector. The Gautier Cognac was purchased by collector Wealth Solutions in 2014 during an auction of rare wines and liquors organised by Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers in New York. The bottle itself dates back to 1762 and was recognised as the oldest Cognac sold at public auction to-date when it went under the hammer. It was opened during a ceremony to mark the partnership...
  • Oneida Indian Nation blasts NFL for putting Redskins game in London

    11/26/2015 7:50:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies ^ | November 25, 2015 | John Breech
    The NFL's decision to send the Washington Redskins to London in 2016 is a decision that isn't sitting well with the Oneida Indian Nation. Ray Halbritter, an Oneida Nation representative, said the league's decision to send the Redskins to London is "offensive" and will "promote an ugly racial epithet" worldwide.
  • Former boxing champ O'Neil ‘SuperNova’ Bell shot and killed in Atlanta robbery

    11/26/2015 6:36:15 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies ^ | November 26, 2015 | Richard Webster
    Former boxing champion O'Neil “SuperNova” Bell, 41, was shot to death during a robbery just after midnight on November 25 when he exited a MARTA bus in southwest Atlanta. Another robbery suspect victim getting off the same bus was also shot in the hip but is alive, according to 11 Alive in Atlanta. When police arrived on the scene, they found both gunshot victims lying in the street. Bell, a cruiserweight world boxing champion from Jamaica who fought professionally from 1998 through 2011, was pronounced dead at the scene. The surviving male victim, 28, was taken to Grady Hospital with...
  • Google deems Bernie Sanders’ economic plan a ‘phishing scam’

    11/26/2015 6:25:16 AM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 25, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernard Sanders’ economic plan triggered Gmail’s “phishing scam” antenna, with the mail system saying the senator’s liberal campaign promises — including lower prescription drug prices and free college for all — sound like frauds. “Be careful with this message. It contains content that’s typically used to steal personal information,” Gmail said in a bright red warning box that appeared at the top of a message sent by Mr. Sanders’ campaign Friday, laying out his “Agenda for Working Families.”
  • The Cruel Secret Behind Tennessee's Walking Horses [Big Lick Only-17min video]

    11/26/2015 2:40:07 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    SPS Dateline [YouTube-Journeyman] ^ | September 2014 | Ashley Hamer (research)
    Walk of Shame: How Tennessee's famous high-stepping horse became the latest animal-cruelty scandal
  • The Strange Case of the Secular Progressive-Islamist Alliance

    11/25/2015 9:20:26 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 25 Nov, 2015 | Marvin Folkertsma
    One of the frequently cited quips in the halls of Congress is that politics makes for strange bedfellows, meaning that some alliances between Democrats and Republicans, especially given today's toxic environment in Washington, are hard to fathom. However, perhaps even more difficult to understand is the strange affinity that has developed over the past two decades between Islamists – radical Muslims – and the American progressive movement, or what Michael Walsh has termed the "unholy left." At first glance, the two entities seem utterly different – one proceeding from the darker recesses of Islamic culture, and the other a seemingly...
  • Is this man DB Cooper? Author believes missing Michigan father of four...

    11/25/2015 6:56:18 PM PST · by LucyT · 68 replies UK ^ | 25 November 2015 | Reporter
    Most Americans have heard of the case of DB Cooper, who is accused of pulling off the only plane hijacking in the history of the United States that has never been solved. Now, 44 years after the brazen air heist, a Michigan author has put forward a new theory linking the mystery of DB Cooper to an obscure missing person case involving a married father of four who vanished two years before the skyjacking and was never heard from again. Over the years, the facts of the skyjacking history have become the stuff of legends: on November 24, 1971, a...
  • Dallas Mayor Who Fears White People Lives In 92 Percent White Neighborhood

    11/25/2015 6:34:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:16 AM 11/24/2015 | Peter Hasson
    Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has said that he is more afraid of "white men" than Syrian refugees. Despite his fear of whites, however, the mayor manages to get by living in a ritzy neighborhood that is more than 92 percent white and only 1 percent black. The former CEO of Pizza Hut, Rawlings lives in the prestigious Preston Hollow neighborhood, which D Magazine described as "almost entirely lily white" as part of a feature piece titled "Why are the Best Neighborhoods in Dallas Still Segregated?" The cushy neighborhood, which is home to former President George W. Bush, golfer Jordan Spieth,...
  • Rubio Ad Presents a Compelling Reason to Elect His Father President

    11/25/2015 1:28:44 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 11 replies
    News Machete ^ | 11/25/2015 | Ed Straker
    Marco Rubio has a history of producing mush for ads. A recent ad featured him tossing a football and talking about sports teams. And now he has produced an ad, about his father. Rubio narrates an ad showing his father working long hours, working as a bartender. He says that his father worked hard so Rubio could run for president someday. And that's it. That's the entire ad. I get it. Rubio is trying to show he comes from humble roots. But what about some content, about, you know, the candidate actually running for president? Would anyone vote for Rubio...
  • Orthodox Jew Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz met 400 US soldiers and decided to surprise them with a treat.

    11/25/2015 1:09:31 PM PST · by BBell · 26 replies
    Full Title: Orthodox Jewish businessman Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz met 400 US soldiers in the airport and decided to surprise them with a special treat.On his way to Israel, Los Angeles businessman and philanthropist Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz, traveling with his family, had a short stop in Shannon, Ireland. Upon entering the airport, they saw approximately 400 US soldiers milling around the terminal. While the regular passengers and friends were eating at the various trendy restaurants in the area, most of the army personnel were eating army meals from paper bags. Mr. Rechnitz approached the commander and told him that he wanted...
  • The Meaning of Paris

    11/25/2015 10:55:41 AM PST · by crusher · 11 replies
    personal correspondence | 11/22/2015 | crusher
    I was recently asked my opinion about the current state of affairs, and thought some of you might be interested. Or not. ===================================================== Hi Cousin You asked my thoughts about Paris, so here they are. What we are seeing is not a clash of civilizations, but rather a clash between civilization and barbarism. Paris is but the latest consequence of The West 1) failing to recognize/address barbarism, and 2) losing faith in civilization itself. In short, Paris is the well-deserved consequence of The West's aggregate contempt for its own Christian heritage. G.K. Chesterton once said that when a people no...
  • Continental Congress Thanksgiving Proclamation 1778

    11/25/2015 10:20:56 AM PST · by DaveyB · 4 replies
    Pilgim Hall ^ | 1778 | Continental Congress
    1778 By the United States in Congress assembled. A PROCLAMATION. It having pleased Almighty God, through the course of the present year, to bestow great and manifold mercies on the people of these United States; and it being the indispensable duty of all men gratefully to acknowledge their obligations to Him for benefits received: Resolved, That it be, and hereby is recommended to the legislative or executive authority of each of the said states, to appoint Wednesday, the 30th day of December next, to be observed as a day of public thanksgiving and praise, that all the people may, with...
  • WILDLY POLITICALLY INCORRECT VIDEO: "Thanksgiving and Native Americans - The Truth"

    11/25/2015 9:05:21 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 22 replies ^ | 11/25/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Happens every Thanksgiving, doesn’t? Some bleeding heart liberal you’re “related to” gets on their moral high Crazy Horse and lectures about how horribly rotten the white man was to the Native Americans. Which is why this year we’re throwing in the tomahawk. Time to scalp the facts about the Indians. Feathers not dots. TRIGGER WARNING: offensive video at link. Transcript (without the sketch-cutaways or jokes) It’s Thanksgiving! You know what that means. As you try and enjoy your downtime with your family, you’ll undoubtedly find a social justice warrior around your Thanksgiving table trying to force-feed you white guilt. Afterall,...
  • The Real Thanksgiving Story: A Failed Experiment in Socialism

    11/25/2015 5:18:27 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 16 replies
    Lake Country Now ^ | Nov. 23, 2011 | Amy L. Geiger-Hemmer
    In the middle of December 1620 the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, leaving behind the sinfulness of the “old world” to make a “new Jerusalem” in America. Three years later, in November 1623, they had a great feast thanking God for getting them through an earlier famine, and now for a bountiful crop. What had created the earlier famine and then the bountiful crops? The story is told in the diary of Governor Bradford, who was one of the elders of that early Puritan colony. At first, they decided to turn their back on all the institutions of the England...
  • Crying Newborn Found in NYC Church Nativity Scene

    11/25/2015 1:54:06 AM PST · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    NBC News New York ^ | 11/24/15 | Michael George
    A wailing newborn baby was found with his umbilical cord attached inside a nativity scene at a Queens church, police say. The baby was discovered by a maintenance worker at the Holy Child Jesus Catholic Church in Richmond Hill Monday at about noon, according to the New York Police Department.
  • The College Football Czar: Week 13

    11/24/2015 7:55:34 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 20 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 24, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    The College Football Czar: Week 13 Week twelve in review: Clemson and Iowa are the only remaining undefeated teams after Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Houston were all toppled last Saturday. In the new CFP ratings, OSU has now plummeted past the Michigan State team that upset them, a development that would not likely have happened under the old BCS system. As much as it may feel right to the CFP committee that the head-to-head winner should have the higher ranking, it isn't really logical, which is why the computer-influenced BCS might have figured it differently. The Buckeyes' only loss...
  • Cruz On Megyn Kelly Next

    11/24/2015 6:20:31 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 16 replies
    Fo | 11/24/2015
    Cruz coming up next,
  • The Planet’s Worst Nightmare: A Republican White House (super barf alert)

    11/24/2015 3:35:49 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 23 Nov, 2015 | REBECCA LEBER
    In the second Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton deflected a question about her electability with an observation that could apply to pretty much any issue in the presidential race. She noted "there are some differences among" the Democratic candidates, but those differences "pale compared to what’s happening on the Republican side." Climate change was one of the fundamental divides that she cited. In an exclusive interview last month, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta told me, "Politics is largely about friction. And I view this as a place of high friction with the Republican candidates today." If Democrats succeed in making climate...
  • Indifference: New Orleans counts 5 mass shootings in 3 years

    11/24/2015 2:47:41 PM PST · by BBell · 5 replies
    Murderous indifference: 5 mass shooting in New Orleans.
  • Team Rubio's Pathetic National Security Attack on Cruz

    11/24/2015 2:05:51 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 7 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/24/2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    We are now back to the arsonist blaming the firefighter for arson, again. This time Marco Rubio's backers have really stepped in it with Iowa voters by running an ad insinuating that Cruz is responsible for Paris-style terror attacks because he voted to reform the NSA bulk data collection. The Cruz campaign probably couldn't pay Team Rubio enough money to continue running those ads because Iowa voters hate the mass surveillance state. The Cruz campaign probably couldn't pay Team Rubio enough money to continue running those ads because Iowa voters hate the mass surveillance state. Sean Noble, a Rubio backer,...
  • VIDEO: Street Thugs Harass Homeless Man… Seconds Later, They’re Asleep On Concrete Bed

    11/24/2015 1:18:57 PM PST · by lowbridge · 27 replies ^ | november 18, 2015 | Davis
    One such video showed two men harassing a homeless man on the street outside a restaurant. The men let loose an impressive string of insults at the homeless man. "What's your name, b**** a** n*****?" said one of the gentlemen, obviously a skilled linguist. The homeless man eventually got up and walked away, which was admirable. One can only imagine the amount of self-restraint required to keep from smashing those thugs' faces in. However our story didn't end there. Another man walked up and confronted the two thugs. After conversing with them, he promptly punches the lead thug in the...
  • Breaking: Syrian Rebels Who Shot Down Russian Fighter Jet Were Backed By Obama

    11/24/2015 12:30:19 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 77 replies
    Mr. Conservative ^ | 11/24/2015 | Blaze
    Earlier today, we reported that a group of Syrian rebels had shot down a Russian jet before they gathered to chant "Allahu Akbar" over the corpse of the pilot. Now, it has been revealed that these rebels are being backed by none other than Obama's government. According to The Blaze, the U.S. backed Syrian rebels, the Free Syrian Army, claim to have taken down a Russian rescue helicopter with a TOW anti tank missile. This helicopter was coming to try to save the pilots after their jet crashed. The TOW missile was likely supplied to the rebels through the same...
  • Climate Change Getting So Bad State Dept. Has Issued Worldwide Travel Warning

    11/24/2015 11:34:11 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 5 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 11/24/2015 | Doug Powers
    John Kerry has called "climate change" the most serious security threat we face. It must be getting really bad, because the State Department has issued a travel warning , I assume to convince people to cancel flights which would reduce the emissions that are making the planet warmer and causing people commit acts of terror: The United States issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans amid concerns that terror groups and individuals plan more attacks after the Paris massacres. The State Department warned that groups like ISIS, al Qaeda and Boko Haram "continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions."...
  • Muslim man sends a message against ISIS for the Paris Attacks

    11/24/2015 9:19:37 AM PST · by Bikkuri · 11 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Nov-16-2015 | KushKingBootyBling
    Muslim Guy shows his support for France and absolutely hated what ISIS did to Paris.
  • Why he (Trump) is leading so far

    11/24/2015 2:31:19 AM PST · by Netz · 5 replies
    Arutz 7 (Channel 7, Israel) ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jack Engelhard
    Op-Ed: Why Trump? Because he’s American This week was the anniversary of JFK's murder. Would JFK have ignored an American's murder overseas until prodded? Published: Monday, November 23, 2015 11:13 PM Jack Engelhard A glorious American Ezra Schwartz is murdered in Israel at the hands of Islamic terrorists and no word of condemnation from the White House. Repeat – an American! Monday Night Football, in the game between Buffalo and New England, has set aside a moment’s silence in reverence for Ezra Schwartz – thanks to the valiant owner of the Patriots, Robert Kraft. But from the government, near silence....
  • Neil Young's $1m LincVolt hybrid convertible breaks down on outing with girlfriend Daryl Hannah

    11/23/2015 9:08:51 PM PST · by dennisw · 82 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 17 November 2015 | Caitlin O'toole For
    However, on Monday the car refused to co-operate as its battery died. Exiting the 20-foot car, Splash star Daryl bundled up against the chill in a white cardigan fingerless black gloves. She wore green flared corduroy pants and pink, cats-eye sunglasses as she carried her bags. The stranded pair called a group of friends to help, and four men were later seen pushing the car to the side of the parking lot, before the couple climbed into a pal's car and sped off. Earlier this month, Neil posted a photo of his beloved LincVolt to social media with some details...
  • Exposed: Obama's Love for Jihadis and Hate for Christians

    11/23/2015 6:48:18 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 23 Nov, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    President Obama recently lashed out against the idea of giving preference to Christian refugees, describing it as "shameful." "That's not American. That's not who we are. We don't have religious tests to our compassion," loftily added the American president. Accordingly, the administration is still determined to accept 10,000 more Syrian refugees, almost all of whom will be Muslim, despite the fact that some are ISIS operatives, while many share the ISIS worldview (as explained below).
  • The Cure For What's Ailing Americans: Thanksgiving

    11/23/2015 4:34:20 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 13 replies
    Town Hall ^ | November 23, 2014 | Robert Jeffreses
    The on-line retailer Amazon recently revealed the most popular verse in the Bible for Americans. No, it’s not the ubiquitous John 3:16 displayed on posters at sporting events everywhere. Instead, Americans are increasingly turning to Philippians 4:6-7 which the apostle Paul begins with these words: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Be anxious for nothing? That’s a lot easier said than done these days. Just read the headlines, and you’ll quickly discover plenty of reasons to worry: “4 Jihad Attacks in 4 Days,” “Ukraine Could...
  • Ted Cruz Holding Steady at #1 on Chris Stirewalt's Power Index (Rush Video)

    11/23/2015 3:15:19 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 11 replies
    Politibrew ^ | 11/23/2015 | Brew Staff
    We've been bringing you The Power Index from Chris Stirewalt fairly regularly, especially when it shows recent movement/volatility. The Real Story airs this each week, and it's not based on polls alone but many other factors, including momentum, money, strength of organization etc. In this week's segment, Stirewalt has Trump moving up, but only to third. He has both Fiorina and Carson moving down. Cruz though he's had in the top spot for a few weeks running. Won't it be interesting to see which tack the media takes in trying to take Cruz down? Whichever it is, I think the...
  • Clock Boy is Back, and His Lawyers Want $15 Million From the Gov't

    11/23/2015 12:25:54 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/23/2015 | Jonah Bennett
    The law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed, who has become known as Clock Boy, has sent the Irving City Hall and Irving School District a letter demanding $10 million and $5 million respectively for the poor treatment of Mohamed. If the government refuses to cough up the $15 mil, the law firm will file a suit for damages. The city and school have 60 days to comply. In a letter sent Monday, the law firm Laney & Bollinger also demanded a written apology from Mayor Beth Van Duyne and Police Chief Larry Boyd. The attorneys are claiming that Mohamed's civil rights...
  • STD rates rise dramatically, especially among men

    11/23/2015 10:23:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/20.2015 | By Carina Storrs
    The news in this year's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report on sexually transmitted diseases is not good. The number of cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea in the United States increased between 2013 and 2014, after being on the decline for several years. Cases of syphilis, which have been on the rise for the last decade, shot up in 2014. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are the three most common STDs in the United States that are also notifiable, meaning health departments are required to report new cases to the CDC. (HIV and shigella are also notifiable STDs.) Chlamydia is...
  • Why I Like It When My 8-year-old Loses at Sports

    11/23/2015 9:22:28 AM PST · by wbill · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 20, 2015 | Erin Zammett Ruddy
    My son, who's in third grade, loves playing soccer. And while I'm under no delusions that he’s going to be a professional athlete, I want him to reap the benefits of team sports for as long as possible. That includes making great friends, developing a strong work ethic, understanding how to be a team player - and learning how to deal with disappointment. Last weekend, his team lost and it was hard to watch, but after hearing my son's rationale on the car ride home, I realized that he needed to experience what it was like to lose. He explained...
  • It's Official: Allergan, Pfizer To Combine In Biggest Ever Tax-Inversion, Defy Jack Lew

    11/23/2015 9:02:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/23/2015 | Tyler Durden
    As was extensively reported over the weekend, the Pfizer-Allergan tax-inverting, reverse-merger (in which the far The combinsmaller Allergan would end up "buying" Pfizer, courtesy of fungible debt which doesn't care where it ends up as long as there are cash flows) would be announced this morning, and sure enough, moments ago the long-awaited press release finally hit. Here are the details:Pfizer and Allergan to Combine Creates a new global biopharmaceutical leader with best-in-class innovative and established businessesEnhances revenue and earnings growth profile of innovative and established businessesBroadens innovative pipeline with more than 100 combined mid-to-late stage programs in developmentTransaction...
  • ECONOMIST: 'Jobs market is literally on fire in most states in the union'

    11/23/2015 8:46:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/23/2015 | Andy Kiersz
    The US Bureau of Labor Statistics just released its monthly estimates of unemployment rates in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia, and things are looking pretty good. The bureau noted that unemployment rates fell in 32 states and Washington, DC, went up in just three states, and stayed the same as September in 15 states. Unemployment in every state and DC was below 7%, indicating increasingly healthy labor markets across the nation. The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi's chief financial economist, Chris Rupkey, circulated an email after the report with the title "Jobs market is literally on fire in...
  • Tim Hortons just abruptly shuttered more than 20 locations in the US

    11/23/2015 8:44:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/23/2015 | Kate Taylor
    As Tim Hortons attempts to expand in the US, it is facing the harsh reality that Americans might not be as committed to the coffee chain as cultish Canadian customers. On Wednesday and Thursday, more than 20 Tim Hortons locations abruptly closed in Maine, New York City, and upstate New York. Local news stations reported that employees didn't receive much advance notice, with a one employee telling that the company showed “no respect” for employees, with the surprise layoffs on the cusp of the holiday season. Employees were further infuriated because they reported that many of the closed locations...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 150 on flight from Mexico allowed to skip customs, leave JFK airport

    11/23/2015 5:34:47 AM PST · by wtd · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 23, 2015 | Brian Niemietz, Victoria Bekiempis
    EXCLUSIVE: 150 on flight from Mexico allowed to skip customs, leave JFK airport What airheads! Airline and security officials at Kennedy Airport let 150 passengers arriving from an international flight leave the airport without going through customs, the Daily News has learned. American Airlines Flight 1671 arrived at JFK from Cancun, Mexico, at 8:50 p.m. Friday. When the plane landed, passengers walked out of the airport without having their passports or bags checked by Customs and Border Protection, sources told The News. A source familiar with the matter said passengers disembarking the plane “just followed” a gate agent. The...
  • Black Friday Terrorist Attacks. Vanity

    11/23/2015 4:44:51 AM PST · by kyperman · 17 replies
    I just wondered if anyone else has considered this scenario...another reason I wont be heading out Friday morning...but seriously, can you think of a better scenario for ISIS....I think this is a real possibility....I pray not...
  • Police: 5 killed, 12 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

    11/22/2015 10:10:12 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 21, 2015
    Five people were killed and at least 12 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since late Friday afternoon, police said.
  • Transgender girl says she is rejected by straight guys for 'having male parts'

    11/22/2015 8:29:18 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 126 replies
    The [UK] Mirror ^ | 11/18/2015 | Danny Walker
    Appearing in a new BBC Three documentary, Young, Trans and Looking for Love, they let viewers see a glimpse of their lives as they struggle to find love. The doc shows the moment Claire, from Virginia, meets a guy that she likes, only to be rejected by him as soon as he finds out she was born a boy. She says: "In a lot of ways, I don't like telling a guy. Once I tell him all respect goes out of the window. "Straight guys just can't get over you having the male parts.
  • Eating ‘Authentic’ Food From Other Cultures Declared Racist

    11/22/2015 6:57:55 PM PST · by C19fan · 141 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Are you even thinking about oppression while you eat that taco? According to Social Justice Internet, it’s totally fine to enjoy foods from other cultures — as long as you don’t call the food “authentic,” act like it’s out of the ordinary, or forget to get upset about Islamophobia every time you eat hummus.
  • Feminist Internet: Witchcraft Is Sexist and Transphobic

    11/22/2015 6:55:41 PM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    According to Social Justice Internet, there is a “sexism problem in the modern witchcraft community” and you should be very, very, very concerned for all of the witches it’s impacting. “Witchcraft may be a woman-centric lifestyle, but it still exists in a man-centric world — which means that sexism is, of course, an issue,” Jaya Saxena writes in her very important piece for the website Mic.
  • The Objectification of Muslims in America (barf alert)

    11/22/2015 6:08:50 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 22 Nov, 2015 | Emma Green
    The first Muslims who came to the United States were likely African slaves. Later, in the middle of the 19th century, Muslims emigrated from the territories that would become Syria and Lebanon and settled in places like Ohio and Michigan. They arrived around the same time as many Jews from Eastern Europe, and just a few decades after many Catholics came from Ireland. And yet, discussions about Muslims in the United States are not the same as most discussions of Catholics or Jews or other religious minorities. It has been a little more than a week since the attacks in...
  • Ohio bakery's 'politically incorrect' sign gaining attention online

    11/22/2015 5:13:57 PM PST · by digger48 · 32 replies
    wthr ^ | Nov 22, 2015 | WBNS, Columbus
    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - A sign posted on the door of a western Ohio bakery has gone viral and started an online discussion. The photo posted to Facebook shows the sign at Schuler's Bakery which reads: "Notice. This store is politically incorrect. We say Merry Christmas, God Bless America, we salute our flag & give thanks to our troops, police officers and firefighters. If this offends you, you are welcome to leave. In God We Trust." Schuler's Bakery, Trent A. Schuler (CEO/Owner) Between the original post and one on WHIO's Facebook page, the photo has been shared more than 2,500 times,...
  • Food hunger in America: More Hype than Reality. Why?

    11/22/2015 4:37:42 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 55 replies
    daniel1212 ^ | Nov. 22, 2015 | daniel1212
    Food hunger in America: More Hype than Reality. Why?He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. (Proverbs 12:17)We see often such claims in the media such as that "millions in people here in American could be staring at an empty plate," "49 million people [approx. 1 out of 6 in American]...face hunger," "millions of Americans go to bed hungry," "1 in 7 people struggles with hunger in the US," (Feeding America) or "1 in 6 people in America faces hunger every day," ( or "50 million Americans—including 1 out of every 4 children—do not know where...