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  • 3 Reasons Trump Could Put Cruz on the Supreme Court

    11/22/2016 3:21:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 185 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | November 22, 2016 | Ciro Scotti
    On the list of surprising visitors calling on president-elect Donald Trump last week, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas ranks right up there with alleged Secretary of State candidate Mitt Romney. While Romney who called Trump a phony and talked openly about derailing his candidacy during the campaign had an actual job attached to the meeting with his former nemesis on Saturday, Cruzs visit was billed as more of a drop-by. Its true that after the name-calling between Cruz and Trump (who tagged him Lyin Ted) during the primary campaign; after Trumps derogatory comments about Cruzs wife; after Trumps suggestion that...
  • Hate Didnt Elect Donald Trump; People Did

    11/19/2016 2:23:04 PM PST · by George - the Other · 22 replies
    wordpress.com ^ | 11/12/2016 | Victoria L Sanders
    "Its easy to point to these small, impoverished towns and name racism, the second amendment or plain stupidity as the only reasons why these people would ever vote for a man like Donald Trump. I find this to be highly intellectually dishonest, though. To write this off as simple racism is to ignore the very real and very heartbreaking struggles small town America faces."
  • Euro, Dollar Flirt With Parity

    11/19/2016 12:46:46 PM PST · by Enterprise · 14 replies
    http://www.wsj.com/ ^ | Nov. 19, 2016 | Mike Bird
    A 10-day losing streak for the euro against the U.S. dollar is rekindling an old debate: Will the single currency reach parity with the dollar? In the last two weeks, the euro has fallen 4% against the dollar, hitting $1.06, a level last seen 12 months ago.
  • British people are pleading for Barack Obama to move to the UK and become Prime Minister

    11/18/2016 1:46:25 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 91 replies
    Indy100 ^ | Posted 8 days ago | by Narjas Zatat
    Britain and the US appear to be going through similar crises of identity. Across the pond, Donald Trumps incredibly divisive victory has seen protests across the country. The state of the UK isnt much better: Theresa Mays Brexit bumbling and the High Courts decision to leave Article 50 to an MPs' vote has left the country thoroughly frustrated. But there seems to be a solution forming in the minds of Britons: Poach the American leaving office.
  • Texas Community Goes Underground for Doomsday Prep

    11/04/2016 8:32:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 11/3 | Meredith Yeomans
    Developers say they'll have enough food, water and electricity to live off the grid for a yearThere's a group of North Texans preparing for impending doom. But they're not just stockpiling guns and provisions. They'll have underground bunkers, tunnels and even a DNA vault. Make no mistake, they plan to live in luxury and style. underway on a unique new neighborhood called Trident Lakes. Over the next few years, fields of grass will conceal 400 underground bunkers, a tunnel system and even a vault to store DNA. It's all part of a plan to prepare for any impending doomsday. "You...
  • Self Driving Cars Are Not Five Years Away.

    10/26/2016 7:15:11 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 122 replies
    NewCo Shift ^ | 10/18/2016 | John Battelle
    Here in the Valley, we’d prefer our technology to be free of annoying social complexities. We’re extremely good at imagining a world where a particular innovation has won the day, but we’re also pretty talented at ignoring the messy transitions necessary to actually get there. Our most current case in point is the autonomous vehicle. The received wisdom in the Valley is that the technology for self-driving cars is already here — we just have to wait a few years while the slowpokes in Washington get with the program. Within five years, we’ll all be autopiloted around — free to spend our otherwise unproductive...
  • Tourists refused to flee erupting volcano so they could keep taking photos

    10/04/2016 5:43:41 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 38 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10/3/2016 | Oliver Smith
    Tourists in Indonesia ignored instructions to flee an erupting volcano so they could continue taking photos, the countrys disaster agency has said. Mount Barujari, part of the Mount Rinjani National Park on the island of Lombok, erupted without warning last Tuesday, ejecting a column of ash two kilometres into the sky that subsequently delayed flights to and from nearby Bali. Indonesias Disaster Mitigation Agency quickly moved to evacuate the 1,023 tourists, including 639 foreigners, that were in the park at the time. It claims, however, that many refused to leave the mountain, in some cases even hiding from officials, so...
  • Harvard Economist: US Should Phase-Out All Currency Larger Than $10 Bills

    09/17/2016 8:51:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 78 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) – The Unites States should phase-out all denominations of the U.S. dollar larger than a $10 bill to thwart money launderers and tax evaders, Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff told attendees at a Council on Foreign Relations event this week in Washington, D.C.“Cash is not used in ordinary retail transactions. It’s used by tax evaders and in a lot of crime of all types, including drug trafficking, human trafficking, extortion, racketeering, you name it,” said Rogoff, a member of the economic advisory panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and author of The Curse of Cash.“Cash is being used...
  • School District: Betsy Ross Flag Symbolizes Hate

    09/15/2016 5:06:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 168 replies
    Todd Starnes.com ^ | September 13, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    A Michigan school district called the historic Betsy Ross flag a symbol of hate and profusely apologized after students displayed the flag at a recent high school football game. To wave a historical version of our flag, that to some symbolizes exclusion and hate, injects hostility and confusion to an event where no one intended to do so, wrote Forest Hills Public Schools Superintendent Daniel Behm in a letter to parents. The controversy surrounding the 13-star flag erupted on Sept. 9th during a football game between predominantly white Forest Hills Central High School and predominantly black Ottawa Hills High School,...
  • Why Spanking Does Not Work | Elizabeth Gershoff and Stefan Molyneux

    09/03/2016 8:24:21 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 184 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on You Tube on September 3, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    New studies have failed to find even a single positive benefit to spanking children and a near endless amount of horrible effects. Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss her latest study, refuting the common pro-spanking arguments, why social justice warriors have nothing to do with less aggressive parenting, associating love with physical abuse and ending the escalating cycle of violence in relationships. Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff is a developmental psychologist, in addition to being a Faculty Research Associate and Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at University of Texas at Austin. She recently published a revolutionary new...
  • Proposal would label bullets sold in Illinois with serial numbers

    09/02/2016 7:26:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies
    fox32chicago.com ^ | 8/2/2016 | Larry Yellen
    The CEO of AMMO Coding Systems, Matt Harrington, says his technology would allow ammo manufacturers to easily code the millions of bullets they sell every year. After recovering bullets at a shooting, police could enter those codes into a database, learn where the bullets were purchased, then visit the seller to obtain the name of the buyer. You're going to have to explain, Mr. Smith, why is the bullet you bought at Walmart now in this five year old's head, on the West Side of Chicago. Explain that, Harrington said.
  • Microsoft just replaced its toy gun emoji with a real handgun

    08/05/2016 12:59:25 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | August 4, 2016
    “Microsoft this week replaced a toy gun emoji with a real revolver in an apparent need to conform to universal emoji standards.,” Nick Statt reports for The Verge. “The change, which arrived with the company’s Windows 10 Anniversary Update on Tuesday, is part of a larger emoji redesign project Microsoft embarked on months ago to refresh its library with new designs,” Statt reports. “‘It’s unclear why Microsoft felt the need to replace its old toy gun, which resembled a sci-fi space blaster, with a real firearm. It does, however, put the company at philosophical odds with Apple.”“Both companies are part...
  • Secret Service Investigating Trump Adviser Over Hillary 'Treason' Remarks

    07/20/2016 3:29:06 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 64 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 07/20/2016 | Todd Beamon
    The Secret Service is investigating comments made by a Donald Trump adviser for veteran's issues for saying that Hillary Clinton should be executed for "treason." "The U.S. Secret Service is aware of this matter and will conduct the appropriate investigation," spokesman Robert Hoback told The Daily Beast on Wednesday. The adviser, New Hampshire State Rep. Al Baldasaro, told the Daily Beast earlier Wednesday that "anyone who commits treason should be shot. "I believe Hillary Clinton committed treason," he added. "She put people in danger. "When people take confidential material off a server, you're sharing information with the enemy. That's treason."...
  • DNC Readies Warning On "Trumpocalypse"

    07/06/2016 1:28:55 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 42 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | July 5 2016 | The Smoking Gun
    JULY 5--The Democratic Partys plan to crash this months Republican National Convention is heavy on gimmicks and stunts meant to highlight a possible Trumpocalypse, as well as to ridicule the presumptive GOP candidates purported spray tan, tiny fingers, and dog whistle proclivities. (snip) DNC officials also plan to infiltrate friendly union hotels and properties around the convention that Republicans will be patronizing to distribute care packages to those who will be sickened by Trumps nomination. (snip) The plan also envisions a citywide strike by fast food workers, presumably over the fight for a $15-an-hour minimum wage. (snip) http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/stupid/dnc-rnc-plan-645391
  • U.S. Southern Baptists Repudiate Confederate Flag

    06/15/2016 4:54:16 AM PDT · by DH · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/15/2016 | Reporting by Steve Gorman; Editing by Nick Macfie
    The U.S. Southern Baptist Convention adopted a resolution on Tuesday repudiating the Confederate battle flag as an emblem of slavery, marking the latest bid for racial reconciliation by Americas largest Protestant denomination.
  • As subprime auto borrowers default, collection suits pile up in local courts (St. Louis)

    06/06/2016 3:08:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 41 replies
    St. louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 6-6-16 | Walker Moskop
    In August 2008, William Lesinski walked into a Car Credit City in Bridgeton and made a decision that would be far more expensive than he ever imagined. Wanting to buy his son a car as a high school graduation gift, Lesinski put $1,750 down and drove off the lot in a 2003 Ford Mustang. The loan for the car was $11,367, and it carried 29 percent annual interest over nearly four years. His son would make the payments, but the loan was in Lesinskis name. After paying the balance down to a little more than $10,000, his son, who had...
  • Postpone or move Olympics, doctors urge

    05/27/2016 2:18:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    The letter shows a growing gap within the medical field on what to do about the Games. On Thursday, Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said, "There is no public health reason to cancel or delay the Olympics." The CDC's current recommendation is that pregnant women should not travel to areas where the virus is spreading and that men with the virus who have pregnant partners should use condoms when having sex for the duration of the pregnancy. "We're working closely with the USOC and Brazilian health authorities, and will update our guidance...
  • Why Newt Gingrich for VP Is Pure Genius

    05/25/2016 4:37:35 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 220 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 25 May 2016 11:32 AM | Christopher Ruddy
    The media still cant figure out why Newt Gingrich is at the very top of Donald Trumps VP list. A recent Slate article starts this way: Donald Trump selecting Newt Gingrich as his running mate would be insane. The writer asserts Gingrich would be the perfect pick for Trump, implying the GOP front-runner is crazy as well. Call Donald Trump a lot of things; crazy is not one of them. Controversial, audacious, sometimes brash and extreme all yes. But the primaries have showed Trump is a brilliant communicator and master tactician. Crazy like a fox, perhaps. Recently, I had...
  • Wy Trump should pick Ben Carson for VP

    05/12/2016 7:29:01 PM PDT · by MagillaX · 95 replies
    After review of the candidates I am back to my original thought that Dr Ben Carson would be best for VP. My initial thought the best selection would be Rubio but after his latest tantrum when he was excluded from the VP selection confirms he is not ready for the big show. I still love the Trump and Christie stage presence but I am not yet convinced it will help gain votes. I know some people still want a women but introducing a new face brings in the unknown and pushes Melania off the stage. And there is Trump and...
  • Indianapolis Star's Editorial Board slams Trump "A Danger to the United States and to the World!"

    04/29/2016 8:22:15 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 74 replies
    Politico ^ | 4-28-2015 | Hanna Trudo
    Donald Trump would be a danger to the United States and to the world if elected president, according to Indianas largest newspaper, The Indianapolis Star. In an editorial published on Thursday, the newspaper widely condemned the Republican front-runners simplistic proposals, arguing he is unfit to occupy the Oval Office. Trump has demonstrated repeatedly during the months-long campaign that he is wholly unsuited to serve as president, the editorial states. Hes offered simplistic proposals on national security, job creation, immigration, international trade and foreign affairs. He has sounded off with appalling comments about women and others. Hes appealed to voters worst...
  • Common sense and volcano tourism

    04/20/2016 8:08:58 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 10 replies
    AGU Blogosphere ^ | 4/19/2016 | Jessica Bell
    Its not very often that I comment on news articles, but a reader of the blog recently brought this one to my attention, and it hits close to home. The article is in the Washington Posts Travel section and is entitled, In Guatemala, a treacherous hike to one of the worlds most active volcanoes. That title pretty much covers why Im so upset and conflicted about the author of the piece is writing about. Anyone who knows me knows that I love volcanoes. BUT. I cant stress enough that the Santiaguito hikes, conducted in this manner, ARE NOT...
  • Justice Minister: Ban Sexy Adverts to End Migrant Rape Epidemic

    04/14/2016 6:22:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 13, 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    Germanys Social Democratic-left justice minister is using the migrant crisis as a pretext to ban the display of the human form in public, blaming sexual images in advertising for the Cologne New Years Eve rape attacks. Federal Justice Minister Heiko Maas has unveiled an amendment to the national competition laws which also govern advertising for force a modern gender image on the nation.
  • Tax Illinois drivers by the mile?

    04/13/2016 2:49:19 PM PDT · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 58 replies
    The Daily Herald (Suburban Chicago) ^ | 4-12-2016 | Mike Riopell
    A new proposal to pay for fixing Illinois' roads could use devices to track how far Illinois drivers have traveled and tax them by the mile. The plan from Senate President John Cullerton, a Chicago Democrat, is aimed at gasoline tax revenues that have fallen as drivers have bought more fuel-efficient cars. Cullerton says cars that get better mileage still create the same wear on roads, so the state needs to find a better way to collect taxes and pay for those repairs. "If all the cars were electric, there would be no money for the roads," Cullerton said. Drivers,...
  • Marines brace for mandatory sensitivity training

    03/23/2016 11:02:19 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 79 replies
    foxnews ^ | March 21, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    The Obama administration has turned the greatest fighting force on the planet into a social engineering petri dish. Marines will soon be forced to attend unconscious bias training in advance of women joining the infantry. The seminar will focus on how people prejudge others based on factors like race and gender, and principals of institutional change. Theres no doubt were leading cultural change, Brig. Gen. James Glynn said. We like a challenge. A Center for Naval Analyses survey found a significant majority of male Marines opposed having women serve in ground combat jobs. Mobile training teams will be dispatched...
  • What happens after you post a video of yourself destroying a Trump yard sign?

    03/20/2016 10:49:55 AM PDT · by tje · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 18, 2016, 3:34 PM | REENA FLORES
    A North Carolina man found out what would happen if he posted a video of himself flattening a Donald Trump yard sign with his car.
  • Tenn. Rep: ISIS should be allowed to recruit at state universities

    03/17/2016 7:45:18 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 49 replies
    News 2 WRNTV Nashville ^ | March 17, 2016 | WATE web staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) A state lawmaker from Knoxville said Wednesday that ISIS should be allowed to recruit at the University of Tennessee and other state universities during discussion about a bill protecting free speech on college campuses. The bill, called the Tennessee Student Free Speech Protection Act, is sponsored by Rep. Martin Daniel (R-Knoxville) and would require the governing boards of Tennessee higher education institutions to adopt a policy on freedom of speech and expression. Martin said during a subcommittee meeting that he believed students free speech had been diminished due to unfair policies.
  • Government Case Against Apple is Pure Applesauce

    03/02/2016 5:50:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2016 | Bob Barr
    The Constitution sometimes insulates the criminality of a few in order to protect the privacy of us all. These were not the words of a radical social justice warrior from Black Lives Matter, or even a liberal Democrat in Congress. They were the deliberate and percipient observations from one of the most substantive and constitutionally faithful of Supreme Court Justices -- the late Antonin Scalia. The tragedy of Scalias untimely passing is amplified by the need for voices such as his in the current fight between iPhone manufacturer Apple and the federal government, over forced access to an encrypted phone...
  • Fourteen men convicted of plotting to steal 57m of Chinese artefacts

    02/29/2016 12:35:50 PM PST · by proxy_user · 2 replies
    The Guardiabn ^ | 2/29/2016 | Peter Walker
    Fourteen men linked to an organised crime gang have been convicted of plotting to steal rhino horn and Chinese artefacts worth up to 57m in a series of museum and auction house raids. **** In the first robbery attempt, in January 2012, a paid accomplice tried to grab a Ming dynasty sculpture at the Oriental museum in Durham. He was stopped by staff after stuffing the sculpture into a rucksack and sprinting up a staircase. Worse was to come the next month in an attempt to take a rhino head from Norwichs Castle museum, a raid described in court as...
  • AMERICAN RAGE (Esquire Magazine)

    02/10/2016 8:45:23 PM PST · by Baynative · 32 replies
    Esquire Magazine ^ | Jan 3, 2016 | Esquire Editors
    LET'S BEGIN WITH THE BIG REVEALS: Half of all Americans are angrier today than they were a year ago. White Americans are the angriest of all. And black Americans are more optimistic about the future of the country and the existence of the American dream. There are depths and dimensions, dark corners and subtle contours to our national mood, and setting aside the issue of who actually has a right to be angry and about what - these pages are neutral territory; everyone is allowed their beef - we found three main factors shaping American rage:
  • I am the student loan crisis at its ugliest: I graduated and found out I have $200,000 in debt

    01/30/2016 7:31:23 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 161 replies
    Every once in a while, when I’m feeling overwhelmed, I watch college commencement ceremonies on YouTube. These rituals remind me how perverse our higher-education system is—and of the empty idealism that colleges and universities sell us: We are here today, donning our ceremonial robes and caps, to recite the traditional vacuous platitudes and wish you well in paying off high-interest student loans for which we are in no way held accountable. Let us now further romanticize our fair institution by singing the alma mater and conveniently forget that tuition has gone up 1,120 percent since 1978. Good luck out there,...
  • Statement from (Iowa) Secretary of State Paul Pate Regarding Misleading Mailer from Cruz

    01/30/2016 1:07:24 PM PST · by springwater13 · 520 replies
    Today I was shown a piece of literature from the Cruz for President campaign that misrepresents the role of my office, and worse, misrepresents Iowa election law. Accusing citizens of Iowa of a "voting violation" based on Iowa Caucus participation, or lack thereof, is false representation of an official act. There is no such thing as an election violation related to frequency of voting. Any insinuation or statement to the contrary is wrong and I believe it is not in keeping in the spirit of the Iowa Caucuses. Additionally, the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office never "grades" voters. Nor does...
  • Long Island woman sues Nassau County cops after cleared of stealing diamond ring from jewelry store

    01/29/2016 4:50:01 PM PST · by CaptainK · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/28/2016 | John Marzulli
    The mall cops would have done better investigating this caper. A 48-year-old Long Island woman who was arrested for stealing a diamond sapphire ring from a jewelry store is suing the Nassau County detectives now that she has been exonerated by surveillance tape showing the real thief. Angela Bianco was shopping elsewhere in Roosevelt Field Mall on Oct. 27, 2014 when the grand larceny went down inside Helzberg Diamonds, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court. An unidentified man and a woman, clearly in their 20s, stole the ring valued at $2,499 when a clerk's back was turned,...
  • New Jersey rejects request for dolphin necropsy results, citing "medical privacy"

    01/11/2016 6:36:30 PM PST · by Utilizer · 16 replies
    MuckRock ^ | January 11, 2016 | JPat Brown
    When a dolphin died in New Jersey's South River last year, Carly Sitrin wanted to know what killed it. So she filed a public record request to the NJ Department of Agriculture in order to get the necropsy results. The DOA finally responded last week with the weird decision to deny the release of the record on grounds of medical privacy. The response reads in part: "We are in receipt of your request for information (#W101407) under the auspices of the State’s Open Public Records Act (O.P.R.A.). Specifically, you requested any and all reports associated with the necropsy of the...
  • MSNBC In 2015: A Tremendous Year In Stupidity

    12/30/2015 8:09:03 PM PST · by detective · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 30, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    It's the network that conservatives loathe (and rightfully so), and a source for constant content for the Washington Free Beacon and Newsbusters. MSNBC truly outdid itself from discussing how Star Wars might have some racial elements to it (which is nonsense) to how saying hard work could be a microaggession to slaves-the Free Beacon has compiled the greatest hits of the year.
  • Despite making more than $40 million, Clinton Portis is broke

    12/19/2015 6:15:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | December 19, 2015 | Michael David Smith
    Clinton Portis made enough money during his NFL career in Denver and Washington that he should be set for life: In nine NFL seasons, Portis made more than $40 million. But Portis isn’t just not set for life, he’s broke. Portis filed for bankruptcy this week, saying he has debts of more than $5 million that he can’t afford to pay.
  • Bitcoin in a Suit: Why the Tech's Big Battle is Already Won

    11/29/2015 6:33:21 PM PST · by Another Post-American · 18 replies
    CoinDesk ^ | 11/29/15 | John Biggs
    A week ago I was in Belgrade watching a panel on "blockchain." The makeup of the panel was typical: a young, plugged-in VC, an older banker guy and a crypto-anarchistic dude in a T-shirt. It was like watching a movie called "Bitcoin is Good And Bad" for the 50th time. I knew what was happening but I couldn't look away. The panel started normally - VC guy said he liked the blockchain specifically but was iffy about those bitcoins, the older gentleman said bitcoin was bad, but then the anarchist dude was quiet. He let the banker talk. The banker...
  • Coal industry could leave U.S. taxpayers with major bill

    12/09/2015 10:54:36 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-9-15 | Patrick Rucker
    WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - U.S. taxpayers could be left with multibillion-dollar liabilities if large coal companies are pushed to bankruptcy, the Interior Department Secretary said on Wednesday. At issue is a practice known as self-bonding, allowed under a decades-old mining program, in which some of the country's biggest coal companies forego insurance on a portion of future mine cleanup costs.
  • Girl, 13, is arrested after 'posting a shooting threat... just to get more followers'

    12/04/2015 4:56:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 4, 2015 | AP and Zoe Szathmary
    "..According to Fox 4 News, the caption said: 'Everybody at t.w. Browne gone die omm plus u stupid ass eight graders wanna play with me IMA kill everybody even 6graders and 7graders...this is no joke i put that oml I got a rape charge on me and I'm ready to go back to the pen ...' .......Principal Jonathan Smith told Fox 4 News: 'Ultimately, we've got to be clear that in the Dallas Independent School District, we aren't going to tolerate those types of threats. 'We're a place for learning, we're here for learning and we want to ensure the...
  • Refugees stuck at border sew up lips in protest

    11/26/2015 11:13:18 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 52 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/11/23/refugees-stuck-at-border-sew-up-lips-in-protest/?intcmp=ob_a ^ | November 23, 2015 | http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/11/23/refugees-stuck-at-border-sew-up-lips-in-protest/?intcmp=ob_a
    Migrants have blocked rail traffic at the Macedonian border as they protested against a decision to only allow Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis to cross there from Greece. Several sewed their lips together with cord, with at least one declaring a hunger strike before sitting down in front of lines of Macedonian riot police.
  • Trudeau to make economic case for taking in refugees at G20 summit

    11/13/2015 1:41:37 PM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 42 replies
    The Toronto Globe and Mail ^ | November 12, 2015 | Bill Curry
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will use his first international trip as an opportunity to show other nations there is an economic – as well as humanitarian – case for welcoming large numbers of Syrian refugees. Less than two weeks after being sworn in as Prime Minister, Mr. Trudeau will participate in a summit of G20 leaders hosted by Turkey, Syria’s northern neighbour that is currently home to more than two million refugees.
  • Let Refugees Settle Italy’s Empty Spaces

    11/04/2015 1:02:22 PM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 4, 2015 | Beppe Severgnini
    AS Europe frets over what to do about the hundreds of thousands of refugees pouring onto the Continent, it occurs to me that the ancient Romans, as they so often do, might offer a solution. The ancient Romans used to reward their legionnaires with plots of land, through a system known as “centuriation.” The Romans adopted the system in the fourth century B.C., when Rome was still a vibrant republic. But it lasted for hundreds of years, involving former servicemen from all over the empire.
  • Scientists Claim High CO2 Levels Are Making People Dumber

    10/29/2015 8:00:36 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5:25 PM 10/27/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    First, United Nations officials label bacon and deli meats as carcinogens, and now scientists are claiming that higher concentrations of carbon dioxide are not only heating the planet, they’re making people dumber. A new study by the Harvard School of Public Health claims “carbon dioxide (CO2) has a direct and negative impact on human cognition and decision-making,” according to ThinkProgress, a left-wing advocacy website. Former Vice President Al Gore wasted no time tweeting out ThinkProgress’ in-depth article, trying to link higher carbon dioxide levels to lower cognition in humans. The Harvard study exposed 24 people to office environments with varying...
  • "Scientists" & AlGore claim High Levels of CO2 Making People Dumber(But maybe not Dumb Enough)

    10/28/2015 7:17:06 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 18 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 10/28/2015 | RedNeckoblogger (kinda)
    A coupla links on the subject... observations to follow. http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/27/scientists-claim-high-co2-levels-are-making-people-dumber/ http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2015/09/climate-change-aliens-exoplanets The problem (IMHO) is its not making people dumb enough! Tons of Bee Ess ideology pretending to be science (Global Warming/Climate Change on cold days... or AGW/CC)) is dumped daily into our biosphere far more damaging to the people of Earth than CO2. For liberty and prosperity (to be replaced with a rationed subsistence) must be surrendered to central hyper-nanny-bureaucrat authority to save the planet! ("dear leaders" exempt... of course) But in spite of a media full court press, not enough people are dumb enough (yet?) to buy the...
  • Christ in Rio, Empire State Bldg, to be Turned UN Blue on UN Day

    10/20/2015 5:49:02 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 12 replies
    New American ^ | Oct 20 2015 | Alex Newman
    In honor of United Nations Day and the 70th anniversary of the UN's founding, more than 200 iconic monuments and buildings around the world will be lit up in the color UN blue, the controversial global organization announced this week. Among the famous sites set to turn blue on October 24 to honor the UN are Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, the Empire State Building in New York, the Great Pyramids at Giza in Egypt, Sydney's Opera House, Westminster Hall in the United Kingdom, the Great Wall of China, and hundreds of other globally recognized landmarks across more...
  • Father destroys his firearm after Oregon mass shooting [Truncated]

    10/08/2015 12:15:43 PM PDT · by Talisker · 64 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 October 2015 | THOMAS BURROWS
    A gun lover who has lost two members of his family to shootings has destroyed his own weapon after the deadly rampage carried out by Chris Harper-Mercer, which left nine dead. Steve Elliott, from Merced in California, posted an emotional blog post on Facebook about how he had used an angle grinder to break up his handgun and admitted that he was left 'ashamed' it took this latest gun atrocity for him to act. Elliot, who is in his 50s and who has owned a gun since he was 12-years old, had previously been by his own admission a vocal...
  • Woman Asks White Friends to Pay for Her Therapy to Deal with Stress from Racism

    09/23/2015 7:15:20 AM PDT · by tje · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | September 22, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    White people owe it to her because they caused it. A 29-year-old Thai-Cambodian woman has launched a fundraiser asking her white friends to pay for her therapy claiming that they owe it to her because stress caused by racism is why she needs it in the first place. Rinna Rem is from the Portland, Ore., area and suffers from a chronic illness that affects the heart and connective tissues called Marfan syndrome. According to Rem, the condition is much worse for her because of all of the racism.
  • Kerry predicts '90 percent' will support Iran deal (Lurch is delusional)

    09/04/2015 9:17:27 AM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/04/2015 | Mark Hensch
    Secretary of State John Kerry predicted on Thursday that nine in 10 Americans would back President Obamas nuclear deal with Iran once it has been in place for a year or more. The fact is, a lot of polls show that the country actually supports it, and thats a fairly even divide, Kerry said of enthusiasm for the agreement now, according to The Huffington Post. I think thats pretty good, considering the amount of money thats spent with myths being promulgated. If Iran destroys its Arak plutonium reactor core, filing it with cement, and it exists no longer, and Arak...
  • An Anti-Hunter Trying to Save Ducks Accidentally Gets Shot in the Face [VIDEO]

    08/23/2015 8:00:54 PM PDT · by SZonian · 50 replies
    Wide Open Spaces ^ | Unk | Eric Nestor
    This duck hunting protester in Australia was wading through a duck hunt in order to save hit ducks. She was then accidentally shot in the face. A duck protestor in Australia was wading through a duck hunt attempting to save the ducks that were shot down. A shot at a low-flying duck resulted in her accidental shooting. Back in March of 2011, these bold anti-hunters decided to interfere in a duck hunt in Australia. A 14-year-old duck hunter took a shot at a low-flying duck and shotgun pellets hit this anti-hunter in the face. Julia Symons was hit by at...
  • Obamas secret Iran deals exposed

    07/27/2015 11:56:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 35 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 7/27/15 | Theissen
    ...[Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.)] says they asked whether they could see those agreements. He says IAEA officials replied, Oh no, of course not, no, youre not going to get to see those. And so everybody on our side of the table asked, Has Secretary Kerry seen these? No, Secretary Kerry hasnt seen them. No American is ever going to get to see them. It turns out that only the two parties the IAEA and Iran get to see the actual agreements (though you can see a picture of Iranian and IAEA officials holding up what appear...
  • Chattanooga Shooter Followed Al Qaeda Cleric Online in 2013 [FBI, Media still baffled on motive]

    07/21/2015 5:36:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    FBI agents have found evidence that Chattanooga shooter Mohammod Abdulazeez was following a radical American member of al Qaeda online in 2013, as well as pages of writing that showed the young man was suicidal and looking for a way to absolve what he considered were his sins, according to a representative of Abdulazeez's family. Video tapes of Anwar al-Awlaki, the high-profile American al Qaeda cleric and recruiter, have circulated on the internet and have been popular in jihadist circles long after al-Awlaki's death by American drone strike in September 2011. ....there is no evidence so far that Mohammod Abdulazeez,...