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  • 8 great moments in human stupidity

    04/10/2014 4:50:03 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 30 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-10-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Here's a few funnies as we're about to round the corner on this week...Except for #6 all of these are (or should be) profiles in liberalism...6 was probably conceived by conservatives for libs... Unfortunate logo placement
  • Conservative media is unintentionally protecting Obama

    04/08/2014 1:48:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 5, 2014 | John Podhoretz
    When it comes to Obama-era scandals, the American Right’s predominant emotion is frustration — a frustration that causes hypertension levels usually seen only in Cubs fans and the unfortunates hired to do PR for Lindsay Lohan and Shia LeBoeuf... --snip-- Why is this happening? Ironically, the mainstream media heavyweights may feel liberated from the responsibility of covering Obama administration malfeasances because of the existence of the alternative conservative media that have arisen over the past 20 years — talk radio, Fox News, and multiple websites...
  • After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue

    04/02/2014 3:50:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 128 replies
    Kentucky.com/Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 4-2-2014 | Sam Youngman
    April 2, 2014 After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue BY SAM YOUNGMAN Matt Bevin, left, is challenging incumbent Mitch McConnell in therace to be the GOP's nominee in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin believes the legality of cockfighting should be decided by states and not the federal government, his spokeswoman said Wednesday following a news report that Bevin attended a pro-cockfighting rally over the weekend."Matt doesn't believe this is a federal issue, and the state government can handle it," said Rachel Semmel, Bevin's spokeswoman.The News Journal in Corbin...
  • Atlanta’s Morris Brown College Down to 35 Students

    03/26/2014 7:18:27 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 54 replies
    The Afro ^ | 3/21/14 | Afro Staff
    With a mountain of debt and less than three dozen remaining students, Morris Brown College in Atlanta may be reconsidering its refusal last year to sell its 37-acre campus to the city, according to media reports. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported in February that the school sought a bankruptcy court’s approval to retain a real estate broker and pursue the sale of its campus. It was unclear how that sale would affect the college’s handful of remaining students and its continued operation. The historically Black institution was founded in 1881, but was crippled in 2003 when it lost its accreditation after...
  • Disproportionate Numbers of Black Kids Being Suspended from Preschool Programs

    03/24/2014 6:02:10 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 109 replies
    Afro ^ | 3/21/14
    Even preschoolers are getting suspended from U.S. public schools—and they're disproportionately Black, a trend that continues up through the later grades. Data released March 21 by the Education Department's civil rights arm finds that Black children represent about 18 percent of children enrolled in preschool programs in schools, but almost half of the students were suspended more than once. Six percent of the nation's districts with preschools reported suspending at least one preschool child. Advocates have long said that get-tough suspension and arrest policies in schools have contributed to a "school-to-prison" pipeline that snags minority students, but much of the...
  • The Profound Arrogant Ignorance and Stupidity of Liberals in Charge

    03/24/2014 5:32:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/24/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    The recent Twitter kerfuffle between Matt Drudge and the Obama/media/academic complex over the ObamaCare tax demonstrates in plain view and without question something many of us have known for years: while the organized left insist that they are the only ones smart enough to run the world, they remain astonishingly ignorant of how it works. They’re even ignorant of how the most fundamental parts of laws that they champion operate.In case you missed it, Drudge tweeted, “Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not 'getting covered'... I'M CALLING IT A LIBERTY TAX” shortly after filing his first quarterly installment for 2014...
  • Cummings Discusses Issa’s Rude Actions at Committee Hearing (BARF Alert)

    03/19/2014 8:07:22 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 17 replies
    The Afro ^ | March 7, 2014 | Zenitha Prince
    In an exclusive interview with the AFRO, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), discussed the events of a March 5 hearing held by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, of which Cummings is the ranking member. During the hearing, former IRS employee Lois Lerner was questioned on the agency’s alleged targeting of conservative political groups. Chairman Darrell E. Issa (R-Calif.) posed questions for approximately 15 minutes, though Lerner had already invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to speak. When Cummings tried to take his turn, Issa adjourned the meeting, turned off Cummings’ microphone, and he and other Republicans filed out. AFRO:...
  • A law so stupid California legislature seeks to repeal it two months after it took effect

    03/09/2014 11:16:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/08/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    <p>State lawmakers have passed a new food safety law that they wish they hadn't.</p> <p>Anyone working in a California restaurant or bar who prepares ready-to-eat food - from bagels to sushi to fruit salad to cocktails - has to wear gloves or use deli tissue, spatulas or tongs. But the new rule, which went into effect Jan. 1, has had so much blowback that lawmakers are already trying to repeal it.</p>
  • US to boycott G8 Summit in Sochi unless Russia reverses course on Ukraine

    03/04/2014 5:39:21 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 63 replies
    FOX News and AP ^ | March 4, 2014
    The United States took another punitive measure against Russia Tuesday, announcing it would not participate in a G8 Summit scheduled for Sochi in June unless Moscow reversed course on Ukraine, Reuters reported. The move followed an hour-long phone conversation between President Obama and West German Chancellor Angela Merkel that senior administration officials told Fox News focused on trying to construct a diplomatic off-ramp to get Russian President Vladimir Putin to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine. The White House released a statement saying the two leaders “agreed on the importance of de-escalating the situation, including through the deployment international observers and...
  • Palin is right. ‘Enough is enough’

    02/20/2014 1:50:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | February 20, 2014 | Jonathan Capehart, editorial board member & columnist
    Sarah Palin’s tweet was simple enough. “Enough is enough,” she wrote. So, I clicked on the link thinking I’d read yet another mindless yet lengthy musing from Mama Grizzly. Not sure why, but I was disappointed to read the equivalent of cotton candy. It was a mouthful whose substance disappears the moment you start to chew on it. Sarah Palin Politician · 4,001,990 Likes.. Enough is enough... “The permanent political class in D.C. won’t listen. So, let’s start putting our efforts behind good new candidates who will go to Washington not to line their own pockets, but to help restore...
  • Army Considers Trading Armor for Speed

    02/16/2014 11:52:44 AM PST · by null and void · 121 replies
    Military.com ^ | Feb 12, 2014 | Matthew Cox
    For the past decade, armor protection has dominated U.S. combat vehicle programs. Now, maneuver officials are breaking with that tradition, abandoning armor for highly transportable, all-terrain vehicles. The Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga., recently reached out to the defense industry to see if it could build the new Ultra Light Combat Vehicle -- a new effort to equip infantry brigade combat teams with go-anywhere vehicles capable of carrying a nine-man squad. Lawmakers recently cut most of the funding for the U.S. Army's Ground Combat Vehicle -- a move that has all but killed the high-profile acquisitions effort....
  • New London Mayor Wants $10.10 Minimum Wage for City Workers [Connecticut Town w/SCOTUS Case]

    02/05/2014 2:17:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    During the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced an executive order for federal contractors to pay employees at least $10.10 an hour. He also urged mayors, governors and state legislators to raise wages as well. On Friday, New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio announced that he has proposed a minimum wage ordinance. He wants to raise the city’s minimum wage for municipal employees and contractors to $10.10.   “I believe New London should answer President Obama’s call to action,” Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio said in a statement. 
  • Scottish parliament passes gay marriage bill

    02/04/2014 2:25:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2014 4:08 PM EST
    The Scottish Parliament has overwhelmingly voted in favor of a same-sex marriage bill, allowing the first such ceremonies to take place by the end of the year. Scottish Health Secretary Alex Neil called the bill’s approval “one of the great historic days of the parliament.” But some religious leaders criticized it as an assault on tradition. …
  • Never Use the Self Cleaning After Five Years

    01/08/2014 12:26:39 PM PST · by Little Bill · 82 replies
    self | 1/8/14 | self
    Suffering from zero weather conditions, lack of activity, and boredom, I decided to use the self cleaning feature on my gas range. Now, my mother wasted a lot of money educating me in various fields that involved burning things, and people actually paid me a lot of money to help them do it correctly. So I removed the internals of my oven and pushed the button marked CLEAN. So I sat back and grabbed a brew to help me get through the cleaning time. After the stove warmed up the smoke came billowing out, lots of smoke. So I opened...
  • 2016 Dream Ticket: Hillary and Michelle (Clueless Alert)

    01/06/2014 4:52:37 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 32 replies
    Afro ^ | 12/30/13 | Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.
    The 2016 national elections are not that far away. It is timely and important that we not wait until then to begin having constructive discussions about who should be given the opportunity and responsibility to succeed President Barack Obama. The questions of the future of politics, economics and equal justice should never be avoided. Especially given all the voter suppression enactments in many states over the last two years, we should be more vigilant about being politically conscious and civically active. My motive, therefore, is to stimulate a proactive dialogue now about the possibilities for viable candidates for the next...
  • Hitler Finds Out McConnell Is Losing To Matt Bevin

    12/31/2013 7:02:35 AM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 6 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | ???? | RINOeradicator
    Hitler Finds Out McConnell Is Losing To Matt Bevin; self explanatory
  • Top Ten List Of American Stupidity

    12/21/2013 5:14:41 AM PST · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    EMail | 12/21/2013 | Unknown
    10) Only in America ... could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event. 9) Only in America ... could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal work force is black while only 14% of the population is black. 40+% of all federal entitlements go to black Americans – 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics! 8) Only in America ... could they have had the...
  • Giant US Retailer to Accept Bitcoin

    12/20/2013 10:16:42 AM PST · by Errant · 130 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/20/2013 | George Washington
    Overstock.com – the American internet retailer with over a billion dollars per year in sales – will accept Bitcoin starting in 2014. As Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne told the Financial Times: I think a healthy monetary system at the end of the day isn’t an upside down pyramid based on the whim of a government official, but is based on something that they can’t control. If there’s going to be some part of the population which adopts it… I think that we’ll get that business. And the people who switch to it will respect that we started adopting it. Europe...
  • Mosby Bill Would Take Criminal History Out of Job Interviews

    12/13/2013 5:19:09 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 24 replies
    Afro ^ | 12/11/13 | Blair Adams
    During the last city council meeting for 2013, Councilman Nick Mosby (D-District 7) introduced “Ban the Box,” a bill that would bar prospective employers from asking, in the initial job interview, if a job applicant has a record of criminal arrests or convictions. On Dec. 5, Mosby said omitting the criminal conviction-check for applications and interviews would help more Marylanders obtain employment and give them the opportunity to re-enter the workforce. “This legislation will provide a level playing field for people who have experienced criminal convictions in the past,” Mosby told the AFRO. “Many of our citizens have been convicted...
  • Regulators Vote to Back Volcker Rule

    12/10/2013 11:18:58 AM PST · by oblomov · 58 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10 Dec 2013 | Scott Patterson, Shayndi Raice, Katy Burne
    <p>WASHINGTON—All five regulatory agencies put to a vote and approved the Volcker rule on Tuesday, ushering in a new era of tough oversight that drills to the core of Wall Street's profitable markets and trading businesses.</p> <p>The rule will put in place new hurdles for banks that buy and sell securities on behalf of clients, known as market making, and will restrict compensation arrangements that encourage risky trading. The Fed also approved an extension to give banks until July 2015 to comply with the rule, though firms will be expected to make "good faith" efforts to get into compliance earlier.</p>
  • NYPD Beat Family and Killed Pet Parakeet in Own Home, Lawsuit Says

    12/10/2013 8:45:21 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 42 replies
    DNAinfo New York ^ | 12/10/2013 | Nicholas Rizzi
    ST. GEORGE — A Staten Island woman has sued the city claiming police entered her St. George home without a warrant, beat her family and killed her beloved pet parakeet, according to court documents. Last year, Evelyn Lugo's bird, Tito, was thrown from his cage after it was knocked off a dresser as cops came into her Corson Avenue home, the Daily News first reported. The officers then stepped on the bird intentionally, killing it, court documents say. Officers also beat two of Lugo's sons, her daughter and a family friend, the lawsuit claims. According to court documents, police entered...
  • Police SHOOT two female pedestrians while chasing UNARMED mentally ill man

    12/09/2013 10:10:16 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 30 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/9/13 | Doug Book
    This one is a gem. Two of the NYPD’s finest decided to open fire on an unarmed, mentally disturbed man outside New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal. His capital offense–wandering through traffic. Though these defenders of the realm missed their target, they did manage to shoot two women who had the impudence to be on the scene. And now for the MOST unbelievable part of the story-–New York’s DA has charged the mentally disturbed man with...
  • A Jewish Boycott

    12/09/2013 3:41:34 AM PST · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    email | 12/8/2013 | R. Zatkoff
    A short time ago, Iran's Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged the Muslim World to boycott anything and everything that originates with the Jewish people. In response, Meyer M. Treinkman, a pharmacist, out of the kindness of his heart, offered to assist them in their boycott as follows: "Any Muslim who has Syphilis must not be cured by Salvarsan discovered by a Jew, Dr. Ehrlich. He should not even try to find out whether he has Syphilis, because the Wasserman Test is the discovery of a Jew. If a Muslim suspects that he has Gonorrhea, he must not seek...
  • Mark Zuckerberg: Immigration Reform One of the 'Biggest Civil Rights Issues of Our Time'

    11/24/2013 1:20:48 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 71 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/24/13 | Benjamin Bell
    During an exclusive interview with "This Week," Facebook CEO and FWD.us founder Mark Zuckerberg criticized the current U.S. immigration system and framed comprehensive reform as a major civil rights issue. "When you meet these children who are really talented, and they've grown up in America and they really don't know any other country besides that, but they don't have the opportunities that … we all enjoy, it's really heartbreaking - right? That seems like it's one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time," Zuckerberg said.
  • Why men are withdrawing from courtship.

    11/16/2013 5:37:57 AM PST · by ClaytonP · 330 replies
    Dalrock ^ | Dalrock
    One of the more common refrains in the “Where have all of the good men gone!” lament is men’s increasing unwillingness to court women the way women expect to be courted. This is almost always framed as either a great mystery or a case of weak men screwing up feminism (or both).Examples of this concern abound, from Aunt Haley’s last three posts, to the divorced single mother who found out men weren’t willing to spend very much to court her, to the woman in Vox’s recent post lamenting that her 59 year old friend was only offered half a sandwich...
  • Ex-Fed official: 'I'm sorry for QE'

    11/13/2013 5:58:23 AM PST · by sr4402 · 9 replies
    Fast Money ^ | Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 6:45 PM ET | Bruno J. Navarro
    "I can only say: I'm sorry, America," he wrote. "The central bank continues to spin QE as a tool for helping Main Street. But I've come to recognize the program for what it really is: the greatest backdoor Wall Street bailout of all time."
  • These Are The 27 Dumbest Things That Have Ever Happened. Seriously, Go Back To Kindergarten.

    11/12/2013 7:58:10 PM PST · by EveningStar · 63 replies
    Viral Nova ^ | November 6, 2013
    It’s impossible to say how or why these people got so misguided, but the result is absolutely hilarious. These are the dumbest things that have happened in the history of man and, although it’s funny, it could make anyone lose their faith in humanity. Every new generation is apparently worse than the last.
  • Target Removing Criminal History Section from Job Applications

    11/04/2013 8:19:16 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 72 replies
    Afro ^ | 11/1/13 | Alexis Taylor
    Individuals seeking employment with the Target Corporation will soon notice a change in the company’s job applications. The Minneapolis-based company recently announced that they will no longer question applicants about their criminal history. The company said it expects to remove the question from applications nationwide in the coming year. According to the National Employment Law Project, the decision was based on a new Minnesota law and the efforts of grassroots organizations that have been pressuring the company to change their standards. “Target is finally doing the right thing by reforming its hiring policies so that qualified job applicants aren’t automatically...
  • Sarah Palin follows the Donald Trump method (Lay down a tarp)

    10/30/2013 8:20:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2013 | James C. Moore, Special to CNN
    Sarah is selling Sarah. The former vice presidential candidate and half-term governor of Alaska is a commodity of one and a marketing machine. She has created a new politics of profit. Palin's reanimation on the tea party stage probably means no more than the other intentions she has floated but never executed. She spent almost a year of the last presidential election cycle teasing the far right that she was going to run for president. She never did, but lots of network TV interviews and speculative articles drove up her name recognition and brand identification. And she's not running again....
  • It’s not arrogance,just stupidity:Valerie Jarrett:“I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents

    10/29/2013 6:23:18 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 16 replies
    wash times ^ | 10/29/13 | wesley pruden
    The Germans are in a frenzy over the disclosure that the National Security Agency (NSA) tapped Angela Merkel’s private telephone, along with the telephones of three-dozen other world leaders. It’s an embarrassment of the second magnitude, and all Barack Obama knows about it is what he reads in the newspapers. “Senior government officials” tell The Wall Street Journal that the spooks didn’t tell the president about the wiretaps “because it wouldn’t have been practical to brief him on all of them.” (He was working on his hook shot and couldn’t be disturbed.) It’s hard to imagine that the Germans believe...
  • Another View -- Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen: Stop the bickering, start governing

    10/13/2013 6:25:59 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 28 replies
    The Union Leader ^ | October 13, 2013 | Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen
    GRANITE STATERS are rightly frustrated and fed up with the current gridlock in Washington that has resulted in a government shutdown that is hurting families and small businesses. We share that frustration - and we know that our country deserves better from their elected representatives. That's why we're calling on Republicans and Democrats to come to the table now, work out a plan to reopen the government, and develop a long-term deficit reduction plan that will move us beyond this impasse. Too many in Washington are wasting time and energy finger-pointing and playing the blame game instead of working together...
  • Top Ten List Of America's Stupidity

    10/05/2013 4:08:35 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    email | 10/5/2013
    10) Only in America ... could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event. 9) Only in America ... could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black. 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans – 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics! 8) Only in America ... could they have had the two...
  • Krauthammer: Obamacare defunding Kabuki, Kamikaze and GOP ‘will end up sushi’

    09/20/2013 4:47:26 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 130 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-20-2013 | Jeff Poor
    On Friday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer mocked the Republican tactic of using the budget process to defund President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care reform law. Krauthammer called the House’s vote to defund the law “Kabuki” and warned that it would come back to haunt congressional Republicans. “I think the Boehner speech is what you would expect,” Krauthammer said. “He didn’t want to do it. He had to do it, so he had to defend it, and that’s Kabuki. I think it’s going to go to the Senate and if we end up...
  • Let Johnny Manziel be himself (Hey, he's buying the beer!)

    09/11/2013 6:04:26 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 92 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9-10-13 | Kevin Van Valkenburg
    Let Johnny Manziel be himself By Kevin Van Valkenburg There is a vocal contingent of college football fans, and an even louder collection of media pundits, sports moralists and general know-it-alls, who cannot wait for Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel to grow the hell up. -snip- I want him to put on the black hat, so to speak, and score 100 touchdowns, steal 100 girlfriends, draw 100 penalties, and apologize for nothing. If he played the rest of the season like a cross between Ric Flair and Roddy Piper, I'd be ecstatic. I'd high-five my television screen. If he makes...
  • EEOC Vows to Appeal Judge's Ruling

    08/16/2013 9:38:07 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Aug 2013 | John Semmens
    This past week, U.S. District Court Judge Roger Titus dismissed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's contention that the use of criminal background checks for prospective employees unfairly discriminates against minorities. Titus labeled the EEOC's arguments “laughable.” EEOC Chairwoman Jacqueline Berrien called the Judge's ruling “clearly erroneous. Statistics show that minorities represent a disproportionate share of those convicted of crimes. A hiring policy that screens out persons with a criminal history will inevitably screen out more minorities. This is illegal.” Berrien conceded that “businesses may feel uncomfortable with the idea of hiring those with criminal records, but this must be balanced...
  • 7th-grade girl not allowed on team

    08/16/2013 11:55:19 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 58 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/16/2013 | Staff
    <p>Makhaela Jenkins is being banned from football by an Ohio school district.</p> <p>An Ohio school district is refusing to let a seventh-grade girl play football, prompting requests that the board change its policies on female athletes.</p> <p>Liberty Union-Thurston District superintendent Paul Mathews said the longstanding policy doesn't violate any gender-related regulations, because the district offers girls other, non-contact athletic options.</p>
  • Former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison (As Reported by Afro)

    08/15/2013 4:15:05 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 13 replies
    Afro ^ | 8/14/13 | Frederic J. Frommer and Jessica Gresko
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to scheming to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on TV's, restaurant dinners, an expensive watch and other costly personal items. His wife received a sentence of one year.</p>
  • O’Malley Names Four New Judges to Baltimore City District Court

    08/14/2013 4:30:19 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 3 replies
    Afro ^ | 8/13/13 | Alexis Taylor
    Gov. Martin O’Malley’s office has announced the appointment of a diverse group of four new judges to the Baltimore City District Court on Aug. 13. Kevin Wilson and Martin Dominic are African American; Mark Franklin Scurti and Nicole Pastore Klein are White. “I am pleased to appoint such an accomplished and diverse group of candidates to serve on the Baltimore City District Court,” said O’Malley, in a statement released the same day. “These appointees will bring to the bench a broad range of legal expertise and a true commitment to public service.” Wilson took the former position of just-retired District...
  • HUD Proposes Plan to Racially, Economically Integrate Neighborhoods

    08/10/2013 5:20:20 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 79 replies
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a new plan to change U.S. neighborhoods it says are racially imbalanced or are too tilted toward rich or poor, arguing the country's housing policies have not been effective at creating the kind of integrated communities the agency had hoped for. The proposed federal rule, called "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing," is currently under a 60-day public comment period. Though details of how the policy would specifically work are unclear, the rule says HUD would provide states, local governments and others who receive agency money with data and a geospatial tool to...
  • Time to Rethink Everything (Zimmerman Verdict = Reparations)

    07/30/2013 6:15:22 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 90 replies
    Afro ^ | 7/24/13 | Minister Ari Sesu Merretazon
    PHILADELPHIA--The stench of injustice has spilled over with the nauseating smell of institutional murder once again. Left unchanged, this injustice will linger until the next injustice, and the next case…until we finally get it: public policy, in the form of reparations, is the solution to all of our social ills and the injustices that frame our existence. It’s time to rethink our demands and actions. Reparations is a word to describe what can be done to help victims of chattel enslavement overcome the horrific generational damage that they suffered and the means to give them back their dignity and to...
  • Tom Joyner Offers to Pay Education Costs for Trayvon Martin Friend Jeantel

    07/22/2013 5:54:24 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 53 replies
    The Afro ^ | 7/19/13 | Alexis Taylor
    Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel will enjoy a full ride to any historically black college or university of her choosing thanks to radio personality, philanthropist, and media executive Tom Joyner. The 63-year-old made an offer to pay for all of Jeantel’s education needs on open air July 16, and the 19-year-old accepted in an interview on HLN the following day. “If there’s something that I can help her do—that she wants to do—I want to help,” Joyner said during a phone interview with Jeantel and her attorney, Rod Vereen, during The Tom Joyner Show. Joyner made the offer after viewing...
  • Black Churches Pressuring Justice Department to Try Zimmerman For Civil Rights Violation

    07/16/2013 10:37:30 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 47 replies
    The Afro ^ | 7/14/13
    The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) , an organization representing 34,000 Black churches, is staging a rally July 15 at noon in front of the Justice Department headquarters in Washington, D.C. to protest the verdict in the murder trial of George Zimmerman. The NBCI, which has been among the leading advocates for justice in the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., is calling for the demonstration to buttress demands for the Justice Department to launch a prosecution under federal civil rights laws of George Zimmerman, who was found not guilty July 13 by a Florida Circuit Court jury...
  • Global food supply under threat as water wells dry up

    07/06/2013 7:01:14 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 50 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Saturday 6 July 2013 09.24 EDT | John Vidal, environment editor
    Wells dry up and underwater tables fall so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the US that food supplies are seriously threatened, a leading resource analyst has warned. Lester Brown, head of the Earth Policy Institute in Washington, claims that 18 countries, together containing half the world's people, are overpumping their underground water tables to the point – known as "peak water" – where they are not replenishing and where harvests are getting smaller each year. The situation is most serious in the Middle East. According to Brown: "Among the countries whose water supply has...
  • Carelessness with guns can lead to a life sentence or no sentence: Jarvis DeBerry

    07/01/2013 5:24:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | July 01, 2013 | Jarvis DeBerry
    For two consecutive Sunday somebody's carelessness with a gun left a minor in our metropolitan area dead. On June 23, a New Orleans mother Laderika Smith said she locked her 5-year-old daughter Brandajah inside a bedroom on North Galvez Street before leaving the house to go to the store. Apparently, the child found a .38 revolver in the closet and accidentally shot herself in the head.A week later in Marrero, 23-year-old Christian Cardon of Gretna was reportedly showing off his AR-15 semi-automatic rifle to a group of friends. Cardon told Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies that he had left the magazine...
  • The Suicide Detective

    06/29/2013 12:16:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 26, 2013 | KIM TINGLEY
    For reasons that have eluded people forever, many of us seem bent on our own destruction. Recently more human beings have been dying by suicide annually than by murder and warfare combined. Despite the progress made by science, medicine and mental-health care in the 20th century — the sequencing of our genome, the advent of antidepressants, the reconsidering of asylums and lobotomies — nothing has been able to drive down the suicide rate in the general population. In the United States, it has held relatively steady since 1942. Worldwide, roughly one million people kill themselves every year. Last year, more...
  • Activists Urge and End to the War on Drugs (Can't Make This Up_

    06/24/2013 11:25:24 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 25 replies
    The Afro ^ | Freddie Allen
    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black activists marked the 42nd anniversary of the War on Drugs with a protest in front of the White House aimed at ending a targeted action that has led to the disproportionate arresting, conviction and incarceration of Blacks for decades. The Institute of the Black World 21st Century, an organization dedicated to the empowerment of the Black community, mobilized a network of community groups last Monday for the “day of direct action.” Workers on their lunch breaks and a few tourists paused to snap cell phone photos of the group of activists as they marched, led by...
  • The Daily Caller presents: The first annual College Stupidity Awards

    06/05/2013 4:34:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-5-2013 | Robby Soave
    ItÂ’s commencement season. College seniors across the country are donning mortarboards, getting misty-eyed and preparing to face the realities of President Barack ObamaÂ’s sparkling economic recovery. The Daily Caller is a little misty-eyed, too, because college students will soon disperse from campuses for a long summer, which likely means far fewer stories about stupid and otherwise outrageous occurrences on campus. The time is right, then, to celebrate the academic year that was. Here are the 20 stupidest, most outrageous and most cringe-worthy campus moments of 2012-13. Florida Atlantic University: Worst university in AmericaWhat an embarrassing year for Florida Atlantic. The...
  • Law would stop Tesla electric car sales in NC

    05/11/2013 5:41:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    News Observer ^ | 5/09/13 | John Murawski
    To date, 80 North Carolina residents have squeezed their savings for the bragging right of owning the Tesla Model S electric car, some paying more than $100,000 for their g-force ride, but they may be among the last. A legislative proposal, backed by the N.C. Automobile Dealers Association, would make it illegal for Tesla, or any other car maker, to bypass dealerships and sell directly in the state. The proposal cuts at the heart of Tesla’s business model: selling luxury cars over the phone or Internet and then delivering them to the front door of high-net-worth customers. **SNIP** The whole...
  • Stupidity of Cameron's priorities: gay marriage, foreign aid and wind farms.

    05/05/2013 7:33:23 AM PDT · by granada · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 21:29 GMT, 4 May 2013 | UPDATED: 22:44 GMT, 4 May 2013 | SIMON WALTERS
    For a man who regards Brussels as the biggest threat to Britain’s freedom since the Second World War, the choice of beer for Nigel Farage was obvious when we met at the Westminster Arms on Friday: Spitfire. It is brewed by Shepherd Neame in Kent to celebrate the Battle of Britain. Farage, a man of Kent, gulped down the first pint in 15 minutes, ordered a ‘reload,’ polishing off his second in another ten; and the moment we stepped outside, he lit up a fag.
  • Arizona school's 'Redneck Day' sparks anger

    05/02/2013 11:26:58 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 43 replies
    https://www.tennessean.com/ ^ | May 1, 2013 | Luci Scott
    PHOENIX -- When members of the student council at an Arizona high school organized a schoolwide "Redneck Day" and encouraged classmates to dress — and spoof — accordingly, they hoped to build school spirit leading up to prom week. Instead, "Redneck Day" at Queen Creek High School has angered African-Americans and civil-rights leaders and touched off a debate about free speech, social stereotypes and good taste. Tom Lindsey, superintendent of the Queen Creek Unified School District, said the only intent of Wednesday's event was to satirize the A&E reality TV show "Duck Dynasty," which follows a family of duck hunters...