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  • Space Ibiza Throwing Fund-Raising Bash for Arrested RentBoy CEO

    08/31/2015 10:19:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 1, 2015 | Ian Mohr
    Hell’s Kitchen nightclub Space Ibiza is having an unusual fundraiser Friday night — for Jeffrey Hurant, the CEO of rentboy.com, who was arrested last week when his site’s Union Square headquarters was raided. Rentboy allegedly offered 10,500 male “escorts” to 2,500 paid subscribers, according to feds, who called it the “largest online male escort service.” SNIP Space Ibiza said Friday’s proceeds will go to Hurant’s defense fund. SNIP
  • This Southern City Is Actually Ruder Than New York

    08/31/2015 10:01:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 31, 2015 | David K. Li
    New Yorkers may be rude to tourists, but at least we aren’t the worst. Big Apple residents are only No. 2 in rudeness, taking a back seat to the citizens of Arlington, Texas, according to a puzzling nationwide study. Data analysts at AlchemyAPI, in a study commissioned by air company Stratos Jet Charters, looked at tweets containing the word “tourist” between June 2014 and July 20 of this year.
  • Walker Stalls In Trump Traffic

    08/31/2015 6:36:45 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/31/2015 | Caitlyn Huey-Burns
    When Scott Walker began his presidential bid several months ago, his resume and cover letter looked sterling: a conservative governor of a blue state in the Midwest, a young man with evangelical roots and a proven record of victory over liberal forces. Walker was simultaneously the unshakable fighter conservatives craved and the battle-tested, donor-approved executive the establishment could get behind. But the rigorous course of the presidential campaign exposed the Wisconsin governor’s vulnerabilities on a national stage. What’s more, the rise of the political outsider, particularly Donald Trump, has overshadowed and undermined Walker’s pitch. In trying to navigate a jam-packed...
  • The Loch Ness Monster FOUND and Captured ALIVE

    08/31/2015 6:02:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/31/15 | Mark Dice
    Mark Dice tells people that the Loch Ness Monster has been captured alive in Scotland and will be brought to Sea World for the public to see. How do people react to this fake news? You have to see it to believe it!
  • UT Responds to Backlash over Pronoun Situation; "He" and "She" Banned Permanently (satire)

    08/31/2015 4:25:43 PM PDT · by Jim Hill · 9 replies
    The Tangerine ^ | August 31, 2015 | UTK Tangerine Staff
    After UT’s landmark decision last week to encourage students and faculty alike to use gender-neutral pronouns when referring to those who would prefer it, fear has reached critical capacity on Rocky Top. The masses fled to Facebook trying to figure out what UT was playing at, sharing posts and articles completely misinterpreting the message of comfort and equality UT was trying to convey. Administration and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion have been swamped with what is arguably the worst PR nightmare on campus since the first Sex Week, so they have been forced to reach a decision to save...
  • Not A Joke: President Obama To Appear On NBC Reality Show

    08/31/2015 12:07:50 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-31-2015 | Derek Hunter
    Not A Joke: President Obama To Appear On NBC Reality Show He’s appeared between two ferns with a comedian, he’s been interviewed by a woman known for swimming in a bathtub full of milk and Fruit Loops, but there is one area of pop culture President Barack Obama has yet to crack: reality TV. That is about to change. As he hops on Air Force One to head up to Alaska to draw attention to his climate change agenda, the president will make a side trip to appear on the NBC reality show “Running Wild with Bear Grylls.”Entertainment Weekly reports:...
  • Donald Trump's Rise Is Directly Linked to Obama's Destruction of American Society

    08/31/2015 8:05:13 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/31/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Another law enforcement officer was shot dead this weekend execution style. Harris County Sheriff Deputy and Killer ABC13 Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth was shot dead this weekend while pumping gas into his squad car. Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke placed the blame for the execution of Harris County deputy Darren Goforth squarely upon President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder. Obama has waged a war on police and civility for over a year now. The Democratic Party under Obama refuses to call Islamists ‘terrorists.’ This same party uses outrageous comparisons when discussing Republicans. The Obama Foreign Policy Doctrine...
  • "Supergiant" Natural gas discovery could be largest ever

    08/31/2015 7:43:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 08/31/2015 | David Goldman
    In what could be the largest natural gas discovery in history, Italian energy company Eni says it has unearthed a "supergiant" gas field in the Mediterranean Sea covering about 40 square miles. The gas field could hold a potential of 30 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Eni says that's the energy equivalent of about 5.5 billion barrels of oil. The company won't know the field's true size until it begins to develop it. Found in the deep waters off the northern coast of Egypt, Eni claims the gas field to be the largest ever in the Mediterranean and possibly...
  • Report: GOP Elites Plan to Take Down Trump With Deluge of Anti-Trump Ads After Labor Day

    08/31/2015 7:41:26 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/31/2015 | Jim Hoft
    The GOP establishment is very concerned with Donald Trump’s enduring appeal with conservative voters. The party elites are reportedly planning a deluge of anti-Trump ads following the Labor Day weekend. CNN reported: “ It’s no secret the Republican establishment is unnerved by Donald Trump and his lead in national and key state polls. And now, after weeks of assuming his support would be fleeting, there is a debate about how to take aim at Trump — and just who should finance such an effort. CNN’s Maeve Reston noted that most GOP strategists see risks in having the attacks come from...
  • Israeli Company That Turns Tumors Into Ice Balls Now Sets Its Sight On Lung Cancer

    08/31/2015 7:39:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    NO CAMELS: Israel Innovation News ^ | 08/31/2015 | By Adam Van Heerden
    We’ve told you before about IceCure’s amazing tumor-freezing technology that destroys breast tumors by freezing them into ice balls. Now the company has set its sights on another killer – lung cancer. The Israeli biomedical company that pioneered the application of cryoablation (a process which uses extreme cold to freeze and destroy diseased tissue) as a treatment for benign breast tumors (fibroadenomas), intends to expand its technology to the treatment of lung cancer, with a new clinical trial to begin in Japan.Related articles The Israeli Blind Mole Rat May Hold The Key To Curing CancerIsraeli Doc Teaches Dogs To Sniff...
  • Scott Walker: A Wall on the Northern Border Might Be Nice

    08/31/2015 7:27:44 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/30/2015 | Taylor Millard
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is doing his best Sheila Broflovski from South Park imitation by shouting “Blame Canada!” and suggesting a wall along the northern border is a “legitimate issue.” He told Chuck Todd on Meet the Press that people along the northern border are interested in a wall. Is northern border security a lot different than the security on the southern border? Absolutely, but there are plenty of reasons for it. The U.S. has a much different relationship with Canada, than it does with Mexico. Canada has drug cartels, but they appear to be focused on distributing product in...
  • WALMART EMPLOYEE WITH HIS TROUSERS HANGING TOO LOW

    08/30/2015 5:15:34 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 115 replies
    self | 08/30/15 | RaceBannon
    I skipped the church dinner to buy something to repair my clothes. I went to the deli to buy some dinner. People often mock people who shop at WALMART, but tonight, it was an employee who got my attention. The teenager who was cleaning up and served me my meal, had his trousers hanging below his butt, below the curve of his butt, with his skivvies exposed full bore. Serving food. I spoke to 3 managers, I told the first one, she got a bigger manager, she came over, I told her, her first words out of her mouth were,...
  • Why only Baptist and Secular Music @ my Catholic Father's Memorial?

    08/30/2015 3:41:30 PM PDT · by lee martell · 46 replies
    August 30, 2015 | lee martell
    My father passed away earlier this month at age 86. I traveled from California to Michigan for the memorial service. My oldest sister took charge in getting all the hard work done. She's always been the responsible one, even now. She wrote the obit, contacted friends, ordered the flowers, and booked a room at a local funeral parlor. I offered to help her, but being out of town, it was practical that she and my other siblings make the necessary connections. My Dad used to coach boxing, and there were many, many people there, giving heartfelt testimonials. At first, I...
  • Israeli ‘Bionic Organs-on-a-Chip’ to End Animal Testing

    08/30/2015 12:39:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    INN ^ | 8/17/2015, 9:32 AM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    A partnership between scientists at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a German research institute may have found the solution to make animal experiments a thing of the past. Animal testing has been condemned for being cruel and morally dubious, but in recent years it also has been understood that such tests fail to predict human responses to drugs, and as regulations tighten massive investment has been turned to the field of alternative testing. Hebrew University announced on Monday that its cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI-BB) in Germany has borne breakthrough results, and together the...
  • 6 Grammatical Errors That Need to Stop Now

    08/30/2015 10:38:18 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 355 replies
    July 09, 2015 | Jonathan Long
    Proper grammar seems to be a thing of the past -- why stress about tiny technicalities, right? Wrong.You should be a grammar stickler for many reasons. Do you want to risk turning off potential clients, employers and connections because of grammatical mistakes?Many people are so concerned with what they are saying in an email or text message that they completely forget to pay attention to how they are saying it. If you chose to turn grammar mode off when you are communicating with friends, that is one thing, but there is absolutely no reason to send a professional communication that contains errors.Here...
  • Orwell’s Newspeak Is Coming To A Campus Near You

    08/30/2015 9:28:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/29/15 | Scott Greer
    In George Orwell’s “1984,” the fictional Oceania government imposed a truncated English upon its people. The purpose of the new language, termed Newspeak, was to help the regime in its effort to eliminate thoughtcrime. “The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of IngSoc [the state ideology of Oceania], but to make all other modes of thought impossible,” Orwell said. But now Newspeak is transforming from fantasy to reality at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The taxpayer-funded university recently issued a new guideline for...
  • Red Land vs. Japan: Keys to victory in LLWS championship [Today @ 3PM]

    08/30/2015 8:33:59 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 21 replies
    pennlive ^ | 8-30-15 | Geoff Morrow
    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT -- This is it. The last two unbeaten Little League teams in the entire world. While Red Land powered through districts, sectionals, states, regionals and the first four games of the Little League World Series en route to its first U.S. championship, Kitasuna from Tokyo was finessing its way through to the world championship. And now they meet at 3 p.m. today at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, the LLWS 2015 title up for grabs. The game will be televised live on ABC. Red Land hopes to become the first U.S. team to win the overall title since...
  • Vet Tears Apart Iran Deal: Obama Is 'Selling Out The Country' (VIDEO)

    08/30/2015 7:08:18 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/29/2015 | Ginni Thomas
    Recalling the Iranian bomb that cut through his armored vehicle in Iraq in 2005, “my scars are the direct result of Iran,” says Sgt. Robert Bartlett. His face was ripped from the temple to the jaw and his gunner’s legs were blown off. He had more than 40 procedures done and he died three times, only to live to speak today. Bartlett is featured in a powerful, viral ad against the Iran deal sponsored by Vets Against the Deal. Sgt. Bartlett is appearing on many networks about the Iranian deal now. He will be speaking at the September 9 rally...
  • Donald Trump Is Set To Blow Up GOP Orthodoxy--Again

    08/30/2015 6:54:01 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/29/2015 | Byron York
    First Donald Trump antagonized the Republican establishment with his proposals on immigration. Then he irritated some with his stands on trade and Social Security. Now Trump is preparing a tax proposal that will again set him far apart from the party's powers-that-be. The problem for the establishment is that Trump's positions on all three issues are more in line with the majority of American voters than the establishment's preferred policies. By using his popularity to force outside-the-GOP-box ideas into the Republican presidential debate, Trump is displaying an uncanny sense of the divisions between voters and the GOP power structure. Trump...
  • The US Economy: Things are good and slowly getting better

    08/30/2015 6:53:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/30/2015 | Myles Udland
    The US economy continues to grow at a modest, steady rate. And this is great news. Over the last year and a half, the economic story in the US has been the same: a disappointing start to the year followed by a rebound that overall indicates the economy is growing a bit more than 2% per year. This week, we saw extreme volatility in the US stock market.And while these wild price swings made headlines, the most important news of the week came Thursday morning, when we learned that the US economy grew 3.7% in the second quarter, better than...
  • Topless Rights Movement Sees Women's Equality on Horizon [If Men Can Go Topless, Why Can't Women?]

    08/26/2015 4:15:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 08/26/2015 | By Steven Nelson
    Naturalists, feminists and members of an atheistic UFO religion believe it’s only a matter of time until they win women across the country the right to go topless on public beaches and other places where men are allowed to bare their chests. Courtroom and town council fights are underway to expand topless rights, but supporters are wary of pushback in New York, where discomfort about painted topless women posing in Times Square for tips has led state and city officials to consider nipping at hard-won progress in the bastion of top-freedom. The Big Apple hubbub inspired some rally-goers Sunday who...
  • Sciatica

    08/29/2015 7:18:38 PM PDT · by Maine Mariner · 144 replies
    Some medical advice from Freepers is sorely needed. About two weeks ago I twisted my lower back and the result sciatica. I have been taking 3 200mg of Advil and 2 300 mg Tylenol every six hours plus alternating between an ice pack (wrapped in a towel) and a hot water bottle. I have also been doing some exercises several times a day as recommended by my physical therapist. So here it is Saturday evening and I am in a lot of pain. What is so discouraging was today at about 2 pm for a couple of hours, I was...
  • As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

    08/29/2015 6:59:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2015 4:43 PM EDT | Christine Armario
    Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing. Full or preliminary scores have been released for Connecticut, Idaho, Missouri, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia. They all participated in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, one of two groups of states awarded $330 million by the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop exams to test students on the Common Core state standards in math and English language arts. Scores in...
  • The GOP Field That Failed

    08/29/2015 1:30:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | August 29, 2015
    The GOP Field That Failed By RICH LOWRY August 28, 2015 The rise of Donald Trump is, in part, a function of a vacuum. He is thriving in a Republican field that is large, talented, and, so far, underwhelming. To paraphrase Bruce Springsteen, there’s 17 candidates and nothing on. Except Donald Trump. Now, this has much to do with the media, and with Trump’s unique qualities as a showman. He has the advantage of not caring about anything, apparently — the facts, his reputation, or, ultimately, winning the presidency. In consequence, he is a free man. Yet no speech, no...
  • Why I posted the Betrayal Papers...

    08/29/2015 1:07:06 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 34 replies
    me | August 29,2015 | HarleyLady27
    Why I posted the Betrayal Papers...
  • Sheriff blames anti-police sentiment in killing of Houston deputy

    08/29/2015 12:51:52 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 39 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 08/29/2015 | Kevin Murphy
    Harris County deputy Darren Goforth, in uniform, was pumping gas into his patrol car when the gunman approached from behind and fired several shots, sheriff's officials said. No motive has been reported. Hickman expressed outrage at the shooting, which occurred as demonstrators nationwide have been protesting police killings of unarmed minorities, in particular black men. "Our system of justice absolutely requires a law enforcement presence to protect our communities, so at any point where the rhetoric ramps up to the point where calculated cold-blooded assassination of police officers happen(s). This rhetoric has gotten out of control," Hickman said. "We've heard...
  • Question

    08/29/2015 12:05:41 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 47 replies
    August 29, 2015 | MosesKnows
    Question I am pondering the pros and cons of competition.
  • The return of national fences

    08/29/2015 10:31:12 AM PDT · by SpeakerToAnimals · 6 replies
    Thetrumpet.com ^ | 8-28-15 | Brad Macdonald
    Fences are making a major comeback in America, Europe, Asia and the rest of the globe. Some, like Donald Trump’s proposed fence along the United States-Mexico border, are literal. Others, like China’s currency manipulation, are figurative. But they all serve a common purpose: preserving national interests and deterring domestic threats. These fences evidence a major global trend: the rise of nationalism. They manifest a growing shift away from globalization, and toward self-interest. Nations are focusing more on protecting their own economies, their own manufacturing industries, their own people and their own cultures—because of uncertain and unstable global socioeconomic conditions. The...
  • At the origin of language structure

    08/29/2015 10:29:43 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 61 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 8/27/2015 | Sissa Medialab
    There are languages that place the verb between the subject and the object (SVO order -- Subject/ Verb/ Object) while others place it at the end of the trio (SOV order). The order of these elements, far from being purely decorative, influences efficiency of expression. A team from SISSA's Language, Cognition and Development Lab (along with two Iranian institutions) studied the mechanism that controls the transition from the SOV form, considered the "basic" order by scientists, to the SVO order while the language is evolving, demonstrating that when the computational load on the brain is lightened, humans choose more efficient...
  • On Point With Sarah Palin & WeBeSisters "Diamond and Silk"

    08/29/2015 7:29:34 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8/28/2015
    Stump for Trump Girls interviewed by our Sarah.
  • Why I'm Glad I'm Gone from Academe

    08/29/2015 7:19:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/29/2015 | By Richard Winchester
    I have two confessions to make. First, I was a university professor from the late 1960s to the late 1990s. Over four-plus decades at the same institution, I went from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor to Full Professor. I enjoyed my career, most of the time. I took early retirement for personal and professional reasons. Subsequently, I was an adjunct professor at another university where a close family member is also employed. I retired from that post mostly for personal reasons. After nearly 40 years of teaching -- I was a high school social studies teacher for two years before...
  • Sausalito Marin City School District Becomes Nation's First Organic, GMO Free District

    08/28/2015 8:17:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/28/15 | Tamara Palmer
    One Marin County school district hopes to set a national example when it comes to healthy eating. Sausalito Marin City School District started serving only organic and GMO-free meals to students this week, becoming the first school district in the nation to do so. It's an extension of what is considered to be a successful pilot program begun in 2013 at Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in Marin City. The other school in the district, Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, has now joined Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in installing a permanent program. “The results speak for themselves,” Steve Van Zant, superintendent...
  • NRA Good Guys Campaign

    08/28/2015 6:30:42 PM PDT · by mad_as_he$$ · 5 replies
    NRA Foundation ^ | 2015 | NRA Foundation
    Interesting series of ads from the NRA. I especially like the one with Noir. The NRA site is locked up so this is the youtube link.
  • vanity

    08/28/2015 2:13:39 PM PDT · by late bloomer · 32 replies
    Fox News show, "outnumbered" | self
    Am Wonderfully impressed with the intelligence,personality,political and ethical acumen of Mz Harris Faulkner hostess of the Fox News show "Outnumbered" and can envision her as a superb candidate for Secretary of State under Cruz. and at the least a wonderful replacement for Megeyn Kelly...
  • HILLARY, and Huff Post READ THIS! (vanity)

    08/28/2015 1:46:14 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 22 replies
    Vetscor ^ | A Navy Vet
    " I find it the height of irony that a party which espouses small government would want to unleash a massive government effort, which might include national guard and others, to go and literally pull people out of their homes and their workplaces, round them up and, I don't know, put them in buses or boxcars, in order to take them across the border. I find that absurd but appalling." "Unleash". Great lawyer speak as in "is is is". No you dumbass b*tch, even Trump isn't talking about pulling them out of their homes and put in boxcars. He's just...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden Ashley Madison Account Created at College He Taught at

    08/28/2015 1:02:01 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/27/2015 | by Patrick Howley
    Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden’s account on the extramarital dating website Ashley Madison was used and likely created on the Georgetown University campus while Biden was teaching there. Business executive Robert “Hunter” Biden, reportedly an adviser to his father’s political career, told Breitbart News Monday that he suspected his enemies of creating a fake Ashley Madison account for him in order to discredit him. The email address provided for “Robert Biden’s” account matched a personal email address once used by Biden, the vice president’s son confirmed. (EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden: Ashley Madison Account Created In My Name By America’s...
  • Keyless Ignitions Led to Carbon Monoxide Deaths and Should Have Been Recalled, Suit Says

    Some of the world’s biggest automakers should have recalled millions of vehicles with keyless ignitions because the cars, which don’t shut off automatically if the driver fails to press the start/stop button, could be a deadly carbon monoxide risk, according to a new lawsuit. According to the suit, filed in Los Angeles Federal Court on behalf of keyless car drivers Wednesday, there have been at least 13 deaths -- and a number of close calls -- from carbon monoxide poisoning after consumers failed to manually shut off their engines. The suit claims, “Reasonable drivers mistakenly believe that removing the Keyless...
  • Parole recommended for Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis

    08/28/2015 11:13:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Associated Press | August 27, 2015
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – After 43 years in prison, parole officials again say it is safe to free Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis. Parole commissioners recommended Thursday that Davis be paroled in the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. It's the fourth time for such a recommendation, but the 72-year-old Davis remains imprisoned at California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo.
  • Reprogramming Cancer Cells Back to Normal Cells

    08/28/2015 10:15:36 AM PDT · by Mellonkronos · 10 replies
    Neuroscience News ^ | August 26, 2015
    [If this pans out, it would not only be one of the great advances in medical history but also would show what genetic research can actually do!]Cancer researchers dream of the day they can force tumor cells to morph back to the normal cells they once were. Now, researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have discovered a way to potentially reprogram cancer cells back to normalcy. The finding, published in Nature Cell Biology, represents “an unexpected new biology that provides the code, the software for turning off cancer,” says the study’s senior investigator, Panos Anastasiadis, Ph.D., chair of the Department...
  • Remember Ferguson

    08/28/2015 8:31:49 AM PDT · by OddLane
    Splice Today ^ | August 28, 2015 | Todd Seavey
    Remember Ferguson—Colin Ferguson, that is. This year was the 20th anniversary of the conviction of the lunatic who, two years earlier, had killed six people on the Long Island Railroad. And it’s significant, I think, that he’s remembered primarily as a lunatic—not as a black man on an anti-white crusade. The left is now filled (almost exclusively, it sometimes seems) with hair-trigger liar-propagandists happy to seize any opportunity to argue that the media constantly downplay crimes by white racists and play up crimes by blacks. On the contrary, I’ve worked in TV news at more than one network and can...
  • Killing happy women

    08/28/2015 8:12:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 28, 2015 | Deborah C. Tyler
    It appears that both Kate Steinle and Alison Parker were selected for death for being joyful, lovely American women living blessed lives. At the time of her murder, Kate Steinle’s brother said he believed that Francisco Sanchez chose Kate because she was so happy. Friends and family are describing Alison Parker, who was killed yesterday by a "gay" black man named Vester Flanagan, as overjoyed to be living her dream. Kate Steinle and Alison Parker were not killed by guns. They were killed by goaded men.
  • Walpole to block Confederate flag over high school field

    08/28/2015 4:29:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 28, 2015 | Johanna Seltz
    WALPOLE — The School Committee took steps Thursday night to distance itself from a Confederate flag overlooking the high school athletic field, voting to permanently block the rebel emblem flying on private property with a public banner emblazoned with a big W and with a second banner printed with a disavowal of the divisive symbol. “Walpole is not a racist town and does not want to be perceived that way,” School Committee chairwoman Nancy Gallivan said before the unanimous vote.
  • Seattle Police See spike in Gang Violence

    08/28/2015 12:07:18 AM PDT · by RC one · 15 replies
    K5.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | Alex Rozier
    Seattle Police held a news conference on Tuesday afternoon to discuss a rise in gang and gun violence in 2015. As of Mid-August, this year has seen nearly 60 more shots fired reports than last year. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O' Toole said the majority of the shootings and murders are tied to gangs. "Most of the violence we've seen, most of the shots fired we've seen, most of the homicide we've seen are related to ongoing gang activity," O' Toole said. "There's a very small number of people causing a large number of problems."Chief O' Toole spoke of a...
  • El Salvador deems criminal gangs, including MS-13, 'terrorists'

    08/27/2015 11:45:55 PM PDT · by RC one · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 at 2:01 PM | Andrew V. Pestano
    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of El Salvador has ruled that criminal gangs within the country will be considered terrorist groups, including the MS-13 gang. El Salvador's most notorious gangs, Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, and Barrio 18, as well as any other criminal organizations that threaten or frighten the country's people are terrorists because of their "systematic attacks to life, security and personal integrity of the population," according to El Salvador's Constitutional Chamber. The chamber upheld and expanded El Salvador's 2006 Special Law Against Terrorist Acts on Monday...
  • Data Suggests That the Men of Ashley Madison Were Chatting With Fake Women

    08/27/2015 10:33:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 27, 2015 | Dayna Evans
    The Ashley Madison leak, which has since revealed hacked information on everyone from marriage evangelist Josh Duggar, to family evangelist Sam Rader, to athletes, universities, and media companies had another interesting detail come to the surface yesterday. Gizmodo editor-in-chief Annalee Newitz published a long survey on the women of Ashley Madison that suggests very few of the female accounts on the site were held by real women. Newitz discovered that the second-most-popular IP address in the leak looped back to a "home" IP address that likely originated at Ashley Madison. This corroborated her discovery that many of the female test...
  • Vanity. "Ask Donald Trump"

    08/27/2015 5:47:31 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 23 replies
    Me | 08/27/2015 | Zeneta
    Dear "The Donald", I love what you have brought to this election and I wish you well. There is however a few questions that I'd like you to address in your business mind, from your gut. Yes, no, or we need to look deeper into that, are all acceptable answers. I'd like to get a deeper understanding of who I may be supporting in this upcoming election. Best regards.
  • Does Ted Cruz Have the Qualifications For President?

    08/27/2015 2:58:46 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 37 replies
    Conservativereview.com ^ | August 24, 2015 | Steve Deace
    With the nation plunged into existential crisis and faced with deep cultural and moral divisions, critics scoffed at the notion of the Republican Party nominating a lawyer turned one-term legislator for President of the United States. “The country needs an experienced hand and someone with executive experience,” they said. “Not to mention someone who has served in the U.S military and is therefore ready to be a wartime president.” Though an experienced governor was considered the favorite for the nomination, Republicans instead chose this lawyer turned first-term legislator. Mainly because they believed he had the ability to command the bully...
  • Black, Gay Reporter Murders Straight, White Journalists — Media Blame the Gun

    08/27/2015 2:31:14 PM PDT · by RC one · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/26/15 | Ben Shaapiro
    Williams murdered two people while they were live on air on WDBJ in Virginia: reporter Alison Parker, and cameraman Adam Ward. After the murders, he went on the run – and while he was on the run, he tweeted out his rationale for the killings, accusing Parker of making “racist comments” and Ward of going “to hr on me after working with me one time!!!” He then posted video to his Facebook and Twitter pages of himself shooting both at point-blank range.
  • Here’s the first thing President Trump will need to do.

    08/27/2015 1:35:38 PM PDT · by Mier · 9 replies
    http://www.michaelsavage.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Michael Savage
    Dr. Savage explained to his audience that issues such as illegal immigration and the weakening of America’s military were nothing new and not unique to Obama’s administration. He added that the last thing America needed was another Clinton in the White House and offered a suggestion for “President Trump.” “The emasculation of America’s military didn’t begin with Obama,” Savage told his listeners. It started with George W. Bush. The leftist machine has long been embedded in the Defense Department. But through Obama has done more damage to our military than al-Qaida has done. His military evisceration plan has seen hundreds...
  • Australia's Nanny State: A Case of Arrested Development?

    08/27/2015 1:04:20 PM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    BBC News ^ | Jon Donnison
    For me, the laid-back, easy-come, easy-go, throw-another-shrimp-on-the-barbie stereotype of Australia is encapsulated in the vibe of its unofficial anthem, Waltzing Matilda, where a swagman pinches a local sheep for his supper. In reality, these days our jolly swagman would probably be pulled up for pitching his tent without a proper permit, lighting an illegal fire or sparking up a ciggie in a public place. Populated by convicts in the early days of British settlement, Australia still loves to lay down the law And now an Australian senator has set up a parliamentary inquiry into the extent to which the country...