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  • Megyn Kelly Julian Assange Wikileaks Interview Leaking Hillary Clinton Harmful Documents 8 24 16

    08/24/2016 6:40:23 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 26 replies
    Megyn Kelly Julian Assange Wikileaks Interview Leaking Hillary Clinton Harmful Documents 8 24 16
  • Family defends SC woman accused of putting 4-day-old son in refrigerator

    08/24/2016 5:06:19 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies
    WSOCTV.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | GREG SUSKIN
    CHESTER, S.C. - Angela Renee Blackwell walked into court Tuesday with her hands cuffed in front of her. She barely spoke above a whisper, facing a judge on a charge of homicide by child abuse. Blackwell, 27, is accused of putting her four-day old son William in a refrigerator for three hours at her home on Rose Street on Feb 27.
  • HPD: Son kills teen robber while showing dad new gun

    08/24/2016 4:55:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | KHOU.COM
    HOUSTON - A son fatally shot an alleged teen robber as he was showing off his new pistol to his dad at their home in east Houston, police say. It happened in a neighborhood on Majestic at Market around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Houston Police Department Sgt. Thomas Simmons. Simmons said the son and dad were in their backyard looking at the new pistol when two juvenile suspects, around 15 or 16 years old, approached them.
  • Child Thanks Police With Lunch For ‘Kindness Day,’ Becomes Honorary Officer

    08/24/2016 4:51:05 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist
    CBS 3 PHILADELPHIA ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | CLEVE BRYAN
    WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — 5-year-old William Evertz decided with his family to make this “Kindness Day.” William’s been doing chores and earning money so he can help other people. “We watched a video of someone helping the homeless and next thing you know it kind of took off,” says his mother Tara Evertz. He started “Kindness Day” by dropping off lunch to his heroes at the Winslow Township Police Department.
  • GOOGLE CAUGHT TRYING sway the election in favor of Hillary

    08/24/2016 4:43:23 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 19 replies
    GOOGLE CAUGHT TRYING sway the election in favor of Hillary
  • 35W Bridge Collapse Survivor Faces Terror Charges

    08/24/2016 4:42:35 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies
    KSTP.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | KSTP.COM
    A survivor of the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse that killed 13 people and injured 145 is now facing terror charges after authorities say he went to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Mohamed Amiin Ali Roble was charged Wednesday by criminal complaint with providing and conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Roble, now 20, was nearly 11 when the school bus he was riding plummeted about 30 feet as the bridge collapsed. He was injured and was eligible for more than $91,000 in settlement funds on his 18th birthday. That was just weeks before federal...
  • Clinton halfway to raising $1 billion amid ongoing scandals

    08/24/2016 4:40:51 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 20 replies
    Clinton halfway to raising $1 billion amid ongoing scandals
  • The wild party in the Hamptons guarded by DRONES: Millionaire uses a fleet of robots [tr]

    08/24/2016 1:11:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2016 | Staff
    Philanthropist and banker turned musician Ivan Wilzig had a surprise guest at his naked $1million 60th birthday party in the Hamptons - a drone. The security team at Wilzig's 10-acre Water Mill estate, dubbed the Playboy Mansion of the Hamptons, used the flying device to make sure the 700 partygoers behaved themselves and to prevent gatecrashers at the Garden of Eden themed bash on Saturday where clothing was optional. Partygoers were handed fig leaves as they entered the celebrations and many followed the undress code, the New York Daily News' gossip column Confidential reported. Posting to Facebook today, Wilzig, who...
  • See "I was a communist for the FBI" (Vanity)

    08/24/2016 12:14:38 PM PDT · by Piranha · 18 replies
    August 24, 2016 | Piranha
    I watched the 1951 movie, "I was a Communist for the FBI" for free on YouTube. It was distributed by Warner Brothers in 1951 and nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary. I urge everyone to watch it. The parallels to the manipulation taking place today are stunning. It is obvious that today's agitators are taking cues from the same playbook. I especially appreciated the section in which black steelworkers in Pittsburgh were manipulated into a wildcat strike and riots so that the Party could raise money for its own purposes. At one point they joked about raising hundreds of...
  • 'A drunk, a liar and a slut' - Birth of a Nation director was accused of dragging co-ed' [tr]

    08/24/2016 12:04:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2016 | Laura Collins
    Birth of a Nation director Nate Parker was accused by a prosecutor of using his successful rape defense to characterize his 18-year-old alleged victim as a 'drunk, a liar and a slut'. The prosecuting attorney at the rape trial launched a furious attack in his closing speech on the defense lodged by Parker, who had been accused of raping her with his friend in their college dorm. The trial in 2001 had heard a racially-charged defense, which included how Parker accused a policeman of being motivated by racism to pursue the case against him and his roommate, Jean Celestin, who...
  • Children found in Brevard home with feet 'caked' in dog feces

    08/24/2016 10:18:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.clickorlando.com ^ | Updated: 11:56 AM, August 24, 2016 | Staff
    PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. - A Central Florida woman has been charged after authorities say she kept her two children and 24 Chihuahuas in a home filled with dog feces, trash and bugs. Officials said the Port St. John home had dried, caked feces and urine, roaches and trash inside it, describing that the environment was in "no way safe for the animals, let alone the children who also were in the residence." Investigators said two children, who weren't enrolled in school, had dog feces "caked" to the bottom of their bare feet. The Department of Children and Families removed...
  • Doctors wake coma patient by JUMP-STARTING his brain using ultrasound

    08/24/2016 10:08:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 17:49, 24 Aug 2016 | by Andrew Gregory
    Within 24 hours the patient's responses had improved and in just three days he was fully conscious and had fist-bumped a doctor. Doctors have woken a coma patient for the first time ever by jump-starting his brain using a pioneering ultrasound technique. A saucer-sized device was put against the side of the 25-year-old patient’s head over a 10 minute period. Each of the 10 half-minute, low-intensity pulses created acoustic energy to stimulate brain tissue. The patient’s responses improved measurably within 24 hours. In three days he was fully conscious and had complete language comprehension. He could nod his head “yes”...
  • Voting for Black Obama Twice Proved to Be Stupid, So Should Voting Based on Hillary's Genitalia

    08/24/2016 9:56:01 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 22 replies
    Self | August 24, 2016 | Stayfree
    Everyone who voted for Obama TWICE proved how stupid they were and anyone who would vote for Crooked Hillary is even more stupid!
  • My Public School (Mis)Education About Islam

    08/24/2016 3:11:12 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | August 24, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Does it matter what our kids learn about Islam in public schools? Jenny McKeigue of Olmsted Falls, Ohio thinks so. This small town mother has battled her local school board for about four years to get them to remove parts of the curriculum that seem to promote Islam. In 2012, McKeigue learned that her son had been shown a video in his seventh grade social studies class that she considered to be blatant Muslim propaganda. The video, an episode of the discontinued "30 Days" reality TV series, featured a "regular American" (the host's terminology, not mine) spending thirty days immersing...
  • Man Killed, Pregnant Woman Injured in Newark Shooting: Police

    08/23/2016 7:45:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    NBC New York ^ | By Michael George and Brian Thompson
    On Saturday, Mayor Ras Baraka had asked the citizens of Newark to observe 24 hours of nonviolence, but violence flared nevertheless. Six people were shot and killed in Newark in a little over 72 hours — a time spanning Friday night to early Tuesday morning. In addition to the 25-year-old man shot Tuesday, three people were killed Friday night, one person Saturday night and one person Sunday night.
  • How #BlackLivesMatter Came to Define a Movement (barf alert)

    08/23/2016 7:25:21 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    new york times ^ | 22 Aug, 2016 | NIRAJ CHOKSHI
    It had existed as a phrase for some time, but it wasn’t until two black men died in the summer of 2014 that Black Lives Matter began to flicker to life as a Twitter hashtag. The roots of the phrase are commonly traced to a July 2013 Facebook post by Alicia Garza, a California-based activist, but it appeared in the Twitter-friendly form #BlackLivesMatter only in fits and starts over the course of the following year, according to a Pew Research Center analysis on race and social media released this month. The hashtag had a small, but sustained increase in use...
  • No, Starbucks isn't cheating customers by adding ice to drinks

    08/23/2016 4:38:49 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    MSN ^ | August 23, 2016
    It seems that Starbucks (SBUX) can put as much ice as it wants in your beverage. A judge in California dismissed a case that accused the coffee chain of under-filling its iced drinks, saying the plaintiff had "not alleged any viable claims" against the company. "If children have figured out that including ice in a cold beverage decreases the amount of liquid they will receive, the Court has no difficulty concluding that a reasonable consumer would not be deceived into thinking that when they order an iced tea, that the drink they receive will include both ice and tea and...
  • Blow up doll in the cockpit, spitting water in the cabin: Air New Zealand staff caught in the act

    08/23/2016 3:19:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 43 replies
    New Zealand Herald ^ | Aug 23, 2016
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  • Donald Trump has arrived in Austin

    08/23/2016 1:41:36 PM PDT · by traumer · 16 replies
    Update 2:45 p.m: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plane landed in Austin a little after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, kicking off a campaign swing through the capital of Texas. Meantime, lines had begun forming hours earlier outside ACL Live at Moody Theater in downtown Austin, where Trump will tape a two-hour special with Fox News personality Sean Hannity that will air over two nights. Protesters and Trump supporters sparred as the line grew blocks long, with opponents chanting “Love trumps hate” and waving signs that included “Hill yes” and “Inbreds 4 Trump.” “You must be on welfare if you love Hillary,”...
  • Trump calls for special prosecutor to investigate Clinton Foundation

    08/23/2016 12:54:12 PM PDT · by Smittie · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/22/2016 | Steve Holland
    AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump urged the Justice Department on Monday to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate if donors to the Clinton Foundation got special treatment from the State Department when it was run by his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Trump made the appeal at a rally before thousands of cheering supporters in Akron, Ohio, as he tries to rebound from a slide in national opinion polls with little more than two months to go until the Nov. 8 election. Trump accused former President Bill Clinton and his wife of turning the Clinton Foundation charity...
  • NAACP on White Lives Matter Protest: ‘Misguided Sense of Victimhood Does Not Justify…’ [tr]

    08/23/2016 11:29:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 23, 2016 | 12:41 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    The national NAACP issued a statement Monday in response to a group of armed protesters calling themselves White Lives Matter, who held “a brief protest” Sunday in front of a local NAACP office in Houston, Texas. “Yesterday, a small group of white supremacists, armed with automatic weapons and waving confederate battle flags, held a brief protest outside our office in Texas,” the National NAACP said in a statement on its website. According to the Houston Chronicle, the White Lives Matter group waved Confederate flags and were armed with automatic weapons. …
  • Trump promised personal gifts on ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ Here’s who really paid.

    08/23/2016 6:24:23 AM PDT · by Jay Thomas · 86 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 19, 2016 | David A. Fahrenthold and Alice Crites
    The time had come to fire Khloé Kardashian. But first, Donald Trump had a question. “What’s your charity?” Trump asked. They were filming “The Celebrity Apprentice,” the reality-TV show where Trump schooled the faded and the semi-famous in the arts of advertising, salesmanship and workplace in­fighting. Most weeks, one winner got prize money for charity. One loser got fired. ... “I’m going to give $20,000 to your charity,” Trump said, according to a transcript of that show. He didn’t. After the show aired in 2009, Kardashian’s charity did receive $20,000. But it wasn’t from Trump. Instead, the check came from...
  • Bill O'Reilly Donald Trump FULL Interview August 22, 2016 - Immigration Plan & More BIG NEWS!!

    08/22/2016 5:39:37 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 19 replies
    Bill O'Reilly Donald Trump FULL Interview August 22, 2016 Immigration Plan & More Fox News
  • Hundreds of Americans wash up illegally in Canada after river party

    08/22/2016 3:15:26 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    MSN Reuters ^ | August 22, 2016
    About 1,500 Americans floating down a river that separates the United States from Canada had to be rescued from the water when strong rains and winds sent them illegally into Canadian territory, the country's coast guard said on Monday.
  • Mother Outraged as Angry Teacher Berates her Seven-year-old Daughter for Penning her Name in ....

    08/22/2016 3:12:22 PM PDT · by Cecily · 106 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 22, 2016 | Valerie Edwards
    A seven-year-old student was reprimanded for writing her name in cursive. Alyssa, who was only identified by her first name, turned in a homework assignment that focused on vowels. In return, her teacher wrote in red pen at the top of her lesson sheet: 'Stop writing your name in cursive. You have had several warnings.'
  • 'I have been told I should have aborted Sophia... that she will be a drain on society'...

    08/22/2016 1:35:10 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | August 18, 2016 | Laura House For Daily Mail Australia
    FULL TITLE: 'I have been told I should have aborted Sophia... that she will be a drain on society': The unspoken secrets of a special needs mum 'I know there is racism, prejudice and discrimination. I just didn't know how real it was until I became a special needs mom. I have been told I should have aborted Sophia. I have been told that she will be a drain on society. I have been told that I am lucky to at least have one "normal" kid at home. 'These words do hurt. I know it seems like I let them...
  • Texas High School Football Stadium Price Tag Balloons to $70 Million

    08/22/2016 9:08:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 22, 2016 | Merril Hope
    The price tag of one Texas school district’s high school football stadium and events center just ballooned to $70 million, making it, reportedly, the most expensive high school football complex in the United States.
  • 13 Shot at House Party in Gun-Controlled Connecticut

    08/21/2016 10:35:55 PM PDT · by RC one · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | 21 Aug 2016 | by AWR Hawkins
    Two shooters opened fire on partygoers at a house party in Bridgeport, Connecticut, wounding 13 in the early hours of August 21, according to police. According to the Associated Press, police think the shooters “opened fire…from behind some hedges surrounding the home’s backyard.” Eleven men and two women were wounded. Bridgeport police spokesman Av Harris said the attackers targeted people “both inside and outside the home.” The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence reports that CT has universal background checks, no “gun show loophole,” a ban on “high capacity” magazines, and a prohibition on “the transfer or possession of assault...
  • Browse free or die? New Hampshire library is at privacy fore[Tor]

    08/21/2016 7:58:03 PM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 26 June 2016 | Lynne Tuohy
    A small library in New Hampshire sits at the forefront of global efforts to promote privacy and fight government surveillance — to the consternation of law enforcement. The Kilton Public Library in Lebanon, a city of 13,000, last year became the nation's first library to use Tor, software that masks the location and identity of internet users, in a pilot project initiated by the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Library Freedom Project. Users the world over can — and do — have their searches randomly routed through the library. Computers that have Tor loaded on them bounce internet searches through a random pathway,...
  • OBAMA RETURNING FROM SUMMER VACATION

    08/21/2016 7:58:45 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | August 21,2016 | DRUDGE
    OBAMA RETURNING FROM SUMMER VACATION http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-08-21-08-26-06
  • With New Wage Increase, Venezuela Braces for Worsening Inflation, Layoffs

    08/21/2016 3:38:03 PM PDT · by fella · 36 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 19 August 2016 | Sabrina Martin
    President Nicolás Maduro Raises Minimum Wage 50 Percent Venezuela’s national minimum wage was raised 50 percent this week, but experts warned President Nicolás Maduro the increase could result in closures to small businesses. During a national radio and television broadcast, the president said the minimum wage will be set at VEF $22,076 (US $2,218) monthly, while the food bonus will be VEF $42,480 (US $4,269). Maduro has bragged in the past about the 14 increases in minimum wage made over the last three years, but fails to address that the country faces the highest inflation in the world. Economists predict...
  • Why no white players on the US Olympic basketball team? (vanity)

    08/21/2016 2:03:57 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 66 replies
    08/21/2016 | Me
    Watching the awards ceremony and I notice not a single white guy on the team. Usually I wouldn't care and I'm all for putting the best players on the team but after all the whining we heard about no black nominees during the Academy Awards this must be asked.
  • Proxy Wars Between Turks and Kurds in Vienna

    08/21/2016 1:05:57 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 21 Aug, 2016 | Baron Bodissey and Nash Montana
    One might easily mistake the above photo for a scene from Istanbul or Ankara. But it was taken at a pro-Turkish demonstration in Vienna in 2013. Turks stage these demos every week now in downtown Vienna, providing an occasion for near-warfare between Turkish-Austrians and Kurdish-Austrians. Last weekend the situation deteriorated even further than usual. Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this article from Politically Incorrect: Turks in Vienna — Allahu Akhbar — “Like in a war” Video 1 More and more often there are conflicts that resemble civil war between leftist Kurdish PKK supporters and Turkish fascists, the Grey...
  • The politics behind the Olympic spirit (Barf alert)

    08/21/2016 8:14:59 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 21th | Yousef Munayyer
    How realistic is it to expect a global event to be entirely detached from global politics? "Two disaffected black athletes from the United States put on a public display of petulance that sparked one of the most unpleasant controversies in Olympics history and turned the high drama of the games into theatre of the absurd." That is how the Time Magazine chose to describe the now iconic scene of Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising black-gloved fists high while standing atop the medal pedestal and refusing to look at the American flag. The year, of course, was 1968. Months earlier,...
  • Man Fatally Shot by Kelso Police

    08/21/2016 5:55:31 AM PDT · by fella · 36 replies
    Man Fatally Shot by Kelso Police Kelso, WA - The man shot and killed by a police officer Wednesday in Kelso has been identified as a 27-year-old homeless man who has connections to Spokane. A Kelso police officer fatally shot Omer Ismail Ali after Ali allegedly attacked a gas station clerk, customer and the officer with a walking stick, the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Ali died of a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the results of an autopsy performed Friday. Ali, who immigrated to the U.S. from Sudan as a refugee in...
  • Planned, forgotten: Unfinished projects could've spared thousands from Louisiana flood

    08/21/2016 5:27:22 AM PDT · by fella · 27 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 20 August 2016 | Steve Hardy& David J. Mitchell
    Trey Poirrier and Jerry Gravois stood in waist-deep floodwater near the St. Amant Fire Department Monday morning trying, unsuccessfully, to reach a relative’s waterlogged home. Nearby, caskets were floating around the Methodist church. Volunteer boaters sailed by them with a rescued family of five, including three girls young enough to attend close-by Lake Primary School, also under water. “The pictures and the videos don’t serve it justice until you get out here,” Poirrier remarked. This is South Louisiana in August 2016 — people reduced to pleading for diapers in Central, whole neighborhoods wrecked in Baton Rouge, and most of Denham Springs...
  • AUDIO DONALD TRUMP FULL INTERVIEW WITH JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO FOX NEWS 8 20 2016 1

    08/20/2016 7:14:51 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 13 replies
    AUDIO DONALD TRUMP FULL INTERVIEW WITH JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO FOX NEWS 8 20 2016 1
  • Trump meets with Hispanic leaders in New York City

    08/20/2016 3:10:34 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 26 replies
    Trump meets with Hispanic leaders in New York City
  • Ben Carson Compares Trump Camp Shakeup to a Relay Race 8 20 16

    08/20/2016 3:09:17 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 7 replies
    Ben Carson Compares Trump Camp Shakeup to a Relay Race 8 20 16
  • Massachusetts Seniors Back Clinton over Trump

    08/20/2016 11:02:19 AM PDT · by pabianice · 62 replies
    Annual Seniors' Picnic | 8/20/16 | vanity
    Attended a county seniors' picnic today as a staff member helping serve over 1,200 lunches. Toward the end of the lunch the MC asked the audience whether they would vote for Clinton or Trump. Clinton voters were in the clear majority. Disappointing from people who should know better.
  • Corsica: Burkinis, Nude Bathers and an Attempted Muslim Takeover of a Beach

    08/20/2016 8:08:18 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 43 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 19 Aug, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    Corsicans are not like Northern Europeans. In fact, although they’re ostensibly French, and speak a French patois (at least I think it’s a French patois — I can’t really understand it at all, unless they say “merde” or something), they’re not like the French, nor even the Italians. Their general cultural characteristics are more Sicilian than anything else. Last Sunday we posted about a confrontation between North African Muslims and Corsican natives on a beach near Sisco. The trouble plainly originated with the culture-enrichers, who attacked the natives with machetes and at least one harpoon, among other weapons. The natives...
  • NEWT GINGRICH FULL EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SEAN HANNITY - FOX NEWS (8/19/2016)

    NEWT GINGRICH FULL EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SEAN HANNITY - FOX NEWS (8/19/2016)
  • For Ole Miss sports, ‘Dixie’ is dead

    08/19/2016 8:34:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    Mississippi Today ^ | August 19, 2016 | Adam Ganucheau
    The University of Mississippi’s marching band will no longer play any variation of the song “Dixie” – a tradition some seven decades old at football games and other sporting events. The University's Athletic Department confirmed to Mississippi Today on Friday that the song, which was the unofficial anthem of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, will no longer be played at athletic events.
  • Help! Can Someone Exlain What a "Procedural Vote" Is in the U.S. Senate?

    08/19/2016 6:48:11 PM PDT · by MrChips · 22 replies
    August 19, 2016 | vanity
    OK, so I understand that the Republicans in the Senate passed a vote on the Zike virus legislation 52 to 48, but that "because it was a procedural vote, it required 60 to pass. Thus, the Democrats blocked it (for various reasons I don't need to get into). Just what does it mean for it to be a "procedural vote"? I don't understand.
  • Customers Stiff Waitress; Write ‘We Only Tip Citizens’ On Receipt

    08/19/2016 5:27:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 91 replies
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com ^ | 08/18/2016 07:15 pm ET | David Moye
    Most food servers get tips from customers when they do the job. All Sadie Elledge got was a xenophobic insult. On Monday, the 18-year-old waitress was working the lunch shift at Jess’ Lunch, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. At one of her tables was a couple that ordered two gyros and a salad. Elledge told WHSV reporter Isabel Rosales that she gave them decent service, but when it came time to pay the $26.11 bill, she found a surprise on her receipt. Instead of a tip, there was a note: “We only tip citizens,” with the signature of one “Ada M. Doriot.”...
  • Lawsuit nixed against Kentucky clerk who fought gay marriage

    08/19/2016 11:58:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 19, 2016 2:53 PM EDT
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. U.S. District Judge David Bunning issued orders Thursday dismissing the lawsuit brought by two gay couples and two straight couples against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis. …
  • Jaden Smith talks wearing dresses, says he's ' super-duper fly' and 'different'

    08/19/2016 10:32:44 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 33 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 19, 2016 | FoxNews.com
    Jaden Smith, son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, opened up to Variety about acting, rapping and his love of fashion. He has constantly made headlines for his fashion choices such as the dresses and skirts and a white Batman suit he wore to prom.
  • Germany Divided: Is Turkey a Premium Partner or a Sponsor of Terror?

    08/19/2016 8:51:01 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 18 Aug, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    The big news story from Germany in recent days was the revelation by the government that Turkey was a major sponsor of Middle Eastern terrorist groups, including the Islamic State and Hamas. This is something that everyone already knew, but it had never been so publicly admitted. The Erdogan family oil business has profited from black market ISIS oil, and President Erdogan found it expedient to support and supply the Islamic State in order to further his own political ends in the region. The public admission of Turkey’s complicity in Islamic terrorism was the result of an intramural war within...
  • Humanist Weddings Outstrip Church of Scotland Ceremonies for First Time

    08/19/2016 8:26:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    The number of weddings being performed by the Church of Scotland slipped below the number of humanist ceremonies taking place for the first time last year, latest figures have shown. The decline in church weddings is yet another indication of declining support for the increasingly liberal Kirk. According to figures from the National Records of Scotland 4,290 Humanist wedding ceremonies took place in Scotland in 2015, of which approximately 80 percent (3,378) were conducted by the Humanist Society Scotland (HSS).
  • Reminder: Obamacare Is Still A Disaster

    08/19/2016 8:14:38 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 19 Aug, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    So a giant, rent-seeking insurance company is accused of having threatened to leave Obamacare's health insurance "marketplace" if the government didn't approve its giant merger. If true, this would be the least surprising development in the past six years of Obamacare fiascos. Any giant regulatory scheme bringing together big business and big government inevitably leads to cronyism and corruption. Not long after the Justice Department blocked Aetna's merger with Humana, the company announced it would be scaling back participation in Affordable Care Act exchanges. Now, Obamacare consumers in 11 states won't be able to keep their insurance, even though, one...