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  • Vanity: Bitcoin peaked today

    05/25/2017 1:36:47 PM PDT · by palmer · 26 replies
    none ^ | May 25, 2017 | palmer
    Bitcoin peaked above $2800 today.
  • Men Freaking Out at Alamo Ritz Drafthouse for Hosting Ladies-Only 'Wonder Woman' Screenings

    05/25/2017 1:32:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 35 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2 hours ago | Kate Talyor
    On Wednesday, Alamo Drafthouse Austin announced it would hold a women-only "Wonder Woman" screening when the movie debuts in June. "Apologies, gentlemen, but we’re embracing our girl power and saying 'No Guys Allowed' for one special night at the Alamo Ritz," the movie theatre wrote. "And when we say 'Women (and People Who Identify As Women) Only,' we mean it. Everyone working at this screening — venue staff, projectionist, and culinary team — will be female." Some people did not respond well to the announcement and perceived exclusion. "Alamo Drafthouse, will there be a male only screening for Thor: Ragnarok...
  • Gymnast McKayla Maroney Continues To Show Off Amazing Curves On Instagram, Wants to Change the Game

    05/25/2017 1:21:58 PM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    Crave Online ^ | Marcy 24 2017 gmt | by Mandatory Editors
    What a Great American. Just a few weeks ago the Instagram world was rocked when former Olympian and gold-medalist McKayla Maroney shared one of the hottest videos we’ve seen on Instagram. And over two million views later, and plenty of positive comments, McKayla decided to share a few more photos of her fantastic curves. So let’s get this going
  • New Evidence Obama Administration's NSA Spied On Americans

    05/25/2017 8:24:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 24 May, 2017 | Ian Schwartz
    FOX News chief Washington correspondent James Rosen reports documents show NSA systematically violated rights of countless Americans. JAMES ROSEN: On the day President Obama visited Los Angeles last October, to yuck it up with Jimmy Kimmel, the National Security Agency were quietly informing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) that NSA had systematically violating the rights of countless Americans. A subject covered, ironically, on Kimmel's program... Declassified documents first obtained by the news outlet Circa show the FISA court sharply rebuked the Obama administration. 'With greater frequency than previously disclosed to the court, NSA analysts had used U.S. person identifiers...
  • Rio's example: Why no city should bid to host the Olympics

    05/25/2017 6:40:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 24, 2017 | Dan Wetzel
    There were 27 world records set at the Rio Olympics last year – from swimming to weightlifting, archery to cycling. These were as thrilling as they were expected. “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” is the Olympic model after all – Latin for “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” Now comes perhaps the most enduring world record of the Games: Just seven months after the torch was doused, the host country is already acknowledging the entire operation was a terrible, perhaps criminal idea. It has left them debt-ridden and without a clue what to do with already decaying facilities.
  • Woman, 28, jumps onto the hood of her SUV to stop thieves from getting away

    05/25/2017 3:29:07 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/24/2017 | Mary Kekatos
    Video has captured the dramatic moment a woman jumped onto the hood of her SUV to stop a carjacking. Melissa Smith, 28, was pumping gas in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when two men drove up next to her and attempted to steal her vehicle on Tuesday. Security camera footage recorded Smith leaping onto the hood and slamming her fists on the windshield in an effort to keep the thief from fleeing. The man eventually gave up and fled - leaving the car in gear - which forced Smith to jump into her moving vehicle and break it before it crashed.
  • Laugh it Off

    05/25/2017 2:39:24 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 43 replies
    email | 5/25/2017 | self
    Nineteen Newfoundlanders go to the cinema. The ticket lady asks "Why so many of you?" Buddy replies, "The film said 18 or over." My daughter asked me for a pet spider for her birthday, so I went to our local pet shop and they were $70. Forget it, I thought, I can get one cheaper off the web. I was at an A.T.M. yesterday. A little old lady asked if I could check her balance, so I pushed her over. Statistically, six out of seven dwarfs are not Happy. My neighbor knocked on my door at 2:30 a m. Can...
  • Trump is right: Fight against terrorism is battle of ‘good vs. evil’

    05/24/2017 10:52:06 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 23 May, 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    In his speech in Saudi Arabia, President Trump called on his Muslim audience to unite “in pursuing the one goal that transcends every other consideration. That goal is to meet history’s great test — to conquer extremism and vanquish the forces of terrorism.” That challenge could have been drama enough for the occasion, but Trump didn’t stop there. He went on to frame the great test as a “battle between good and evil.” As if to concede the point, evil responded quickly with the savage attack in Manchester, England, targeting innocent children and teenagers, most of them girls, with a...
  • OpEd: The Punishment of Deanna and Mya Cook is Much Bigger Than Braids

    05/24/2017 10:42:02 AM PDT · by Mandingo Conservative · 28 replies
    NBC news ^ | May 22 2017 | Rep Bonnie Watson Coleman
    Sadly, this type of disciplinary action is just as common as it is outrageous, as girls of color face many overlapping barriers to succeed in school, the workplace and even in society. National data shows that Black girls are 5.5 times more likely to be suspended from school than white girls, and that rate balloons to 8.5 times in my own state of New Jersey.
  • Portland pop-up burrito shop forced to close after being bombarded with accusations [tr]

    05/24/2017 10:09:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2017 | Liam Quinn
    Two white women have been forced to close their pop-up burrito shop after they were accused of cultural appropriation. Kali Wilgus and Liz 'LC' Connelly opened Kooks Burritos in Portland, Oregon, after taking a trip to Puerto Nuevo, Mexico, last December. For the first few months, the weekend pop-up shop housed in an taco truck was a smash hit. It gained so much popularity, a local weekly newspaper decided to profile the entrepreneurial duo.
  • #SethRich COMPLETE TIMELINE - All the facts in one place

    05/24/2017 9:30:19 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 75 replies ^ | May 20, 2017 | reddit
    Facts Jan 3, 1989 Seth Conrad Rich born to parents Joel and Mary Rich in Omaha, Nebraska. Seth was 27 at time of death. •"Seth slept with an American flag over his bed." (source) •"Everyone seems to agree on Seth's fighting spirit" (source) •"He's kind of known as a goofball, but to me it was very clear to me that there was so much more. It didn't matter who you were, where you came from or where you were going. If he thought you were in trouble, he wanted to help. If you were sad he was going to make...

    A Scotland Yard police officer in London is now the first gender-fluid officer in the United Kingdom, switching between a male and female identity, depending on which particular one the officer feels like that day.
  • Manchester, Political Upheaval, and the Desertion of the Global Left

    05/24/2017 7:34:27 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    Real Clear World ^ | 24 May, 2017 | Peter Zeihan
    A terror attack in the United Kingdom May 23 killed at least 22, and injured dozens more. As the attack targeted a youth pop concert, a high proportion of the deaths were among children and teenagers. United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May immediately cancelled all her ruling Tory Party’s campaign events — national elections are June 8 — so her government could focus on the crisis. The country’s other parties quickly followed suit. As of yesterday, the Tories had this election locked up to the degree that a generational shift in UK politics was in the offing. If the polls...
  • Teen inspires new law Buena High School graduate, local fire chief help pass SB 1201

    05/24/2017 7:24:58 AM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Monique Brand
    PALOMINAS — A Sierra Vista teen is the face of a new law that will help ease the scare of helping others. Jennifer Fonseca’s journey began in 2015 while hiking at Ramsey Canyon with two family members. During the trek, they encountered an injured person who was not breathing. Each person in Fonseca’s group performed CPR on the individual until first responders — including the Palominas Fire District — arrived. Unfortunately though, the injured hiker succumbed to his injuries. “For a 16-year-old, that is a lot to take in,” Fonseca, 18, said. “We tried to help him, regardless of how...
  • ‘Soup Nazi’ exec arrested for tax evasion [Seinfeld]

    05/24/2017 6:39:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies ^ | By Lia Eustachewich and Georgett Roberts
    No tax for you! The chief financial officer for the Staten Island-based Soupman Inc. — made famous by the iconic “Soup Nazi” episode of “Seinfeld” — was busted Tuesday for not paying half a million dollars in taxes over the course of four years, authorities announced. Robert Bertrand, 62, allegedly avoided paying Medicare, Social Security and federal income taxes to the tune of more than $593,000 by not reporting cash earnings or the fact that Soupman employees were compensated on the side with stock awards, the US Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn said. The saucy scheme lasted from 2010 to 2014...
  • The Inconvenient Truth About the Democratic Party

    05/24/2017 4:43:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    Prager U via Youtube ^ | 05/22/17 | PragerU
    When you think about racial equality and civil rights, which political party comes to mind? The Republicans? Or, the Democrats? Most people would probably say the Democrats. But this answer is incorrect.

    05/24/2017 3:30:02 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 9 replies
    Louder w Crowder via YouTube ^ | May 23, 2017 | Steven Crowder
    It's day 2 of #FreeCrowder week! Enjoy this free episode of the Louder with Crowder Daily Show! Take media back and join the Mug Club
  • The Syrian “Rebels” and the Deep State

    05/23/2017 7:41:48 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 23 Mar, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    Back in February Tanya T. translated an investigative report from Bulgarian TV on the Syrian “rebels” — the so-called “moderate” opposition to the Assad regime who are otherwise indistinguishable from Al Qaeda, the Islamic State, and other jihad groups that ravage that part of the Middle East. The documentary included details about the support provided for these jihad groups by the United States, presumably via the CIA — including supplying them with TOW missiles. As is our standard procedure, I edited the translated transcript to make a subtitle file for Vlad Tepes, and he subtitled an excerpt from the video....
  • Caught on Cam: 'Bully' Mocks and Sucker Punches Man With Cerebral Palsy Outside 7-Eleven: Police

    05/23/2017 1:44:02 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 20 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 5/22/17 | By David Chang
    A man was caught on camera mocking and sucker punching a person with cerebral palsy outside a West Chester 7-Eleven store, according to investigators.
  • If there's anyone from the Confederacy who deserves a memorial, it's Robert E. Lee

    05/23/2017 12:49:38 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 77 replies
    LA Times (really) ^ | May 23, 2017 | Murray Levine
    To the editor: So Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City Council of New Orleans feel that the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was a “public nuisance”? (“New Orleans removes a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from its perch of 133 years,” May 19) Good thing Landrieu is not mayor of Washington, where the Vietnam Veterans Memorial represents a period of public divisiveness. It has been called the memorial that nobody wanted except the Vietnam vets.