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  • Power restored after brief outage

    06/23/2017 2:00:16 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Eric Petermann
    child-sized swimming pool got caught in electric power lines on Paseo San Luis and knocked out homes and businesses for about 30 minutes Monday afternoon. Jack Blair, chief member services spokesman for Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative, said repair crews responded at about 4:30 p.m. after most of Sierra Vista's east side lost power. "We have no idea how it happened, but a small swimming pool somehow got tangled in our lines and knocked out the electricity," Blair said. Power was restored shortly after 5 p.m. to the area, Blair said.

    06/22/2017 12:48:14 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 48 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 6/22/17 | Mr. K, The Know-It-All
    I am sick of the media being the story every single day. There is only 10% Trump and what has happened that day, and 90% the media reaction to it and how it is so awful and they can't believe he is doing that and how he's like Hitler. Every. Single. Day. The Media drives the daily news stories, and their reaction to how horrible it is is the discussion topic every day. And the people have to listen to ONLY what the media decide about it, and what the media want to talk about that day, which is usually...
  • Bilingual Activists Wanted!! Fight for YOUR Community! (Los Angeles)

    06/21/2017 4:29:36 PM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 15 replies
    CraigsList ^ | 06/21/2017 | ACCE Action
    Come and work for us, full-time, in Los Angeles. We are currently hiring passionate people who are interested in fighting for social, racial, and economic justice. Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Action is a grassroots, member-led, statewide community organization working with more than 10,000 members across California. ACCE is dedicated to raising the voices of everyday Californians, neighborhood by neighborhood, to fight for the policies and programs we need to improve our communities and create a brighter future.
  • Political Iatrogenics: Why Socialism Doesn't Work

    06/20/2017 12:55:24 PM PDT · by Thalean · 6 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | June 20, 2017 | Spencer P Morrison
    "Socialism is predicated on action. When socialists see problems, they want to do something about them. They want to take action. Starving children? Give them food. Poor people? Give them money. Climate change? Invest in solar panels. The solution is always to add something. Add food, add money, add technology and the problem will go away—just like how taking penicillin will cure your infection. And if the solution fails? Try again. Send more food. Spend more money. Invent new stuff (just like you would take more penicillin). The underlying assumption is that there is a solution for every problem, that...
  • Star Wars Star Mark Hamill Cheers MSNBC Liberal for 'Kicking Breitbart Butt'

    06/19/2017 8:36:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 18, 2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    After MSNBC counterterrorism analyst Malcolm Nance confronted Breitbart editor Alex Marlow on Friday's Real Time show, demanding that he retract an article from last April which accurately highlighted Nance "nominating" a Donald Trump property for a terrorist attack, actor Mark Hamill was so impressed with the liberal MSNBC analyst that the Star Wars icon praised him on Twitter and dubbed him a "Jedi master." After MSNBC's Joy Reid highlighted Hamill's tweet on her AM Joy show on Sunday, Hamill also threw some Twitter praise toward the far-left MSNBC host. At 11:46 a.m. ET on Sunday's AM Joy, host Reid excitedly...
  • The Evergreen State College: No safety, no learning, no future

    06/16/2017 5:02:31 PM PDT · by FredZarguna · 21 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 6/5/2017 | Seattle Times editorial board
    ... Evergreen faces a deeper, and more long-term threat. It is the only state four-year higher education institution to see enrollment drop steeply since 2011 despite wide-open admission standards. At about 4,080 students, it is about 300 students short of the Legislature’s funded enrollment target.
  • Escaping Communist East Germany by Hot Air Balloon (An interview with Günter Wetzel)

    06/14/2017 6:55:08 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 13 replies
    Back in 1982, a major movie called "Night Crossing" was released in the U.S., telling the story of 2 East German families escaping the Communist country in a homemade hot air Balloon. But Günter Wetzel, one of the two fathers, told me that the movie got several details wrong. Here is a 25-minute radio segment that tells the correct, astounding story.
  • Amex bails on Trump- assination in the park

    06/13/2017 2:32:38 PM PDT · by street_lawyer · 12 replies | 13 June 2017 | New York Post
    American Express is distancing itself from the controversial theatrical production of “Julius Caesar” that portrays a Donald Trump-like dictator who gets knife to death onstage, The Post has learned. BS Amex funds Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park so the money is available for this atrocity cancel Amex besides many merchants will not accept it anyway. and the company is going down the tubes
  • Students accuse Weinstein of hiding behind Jewishness

    06/13/2017 10:38:33 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 6/12/17 | Adam Sabes
    Some alleged students at Evergreen State College are accusing Bret Weinstein of using his Jewish background to “invalidate the claims of racism being raised against him.” Several weeks ago, Weinstein emailed students and faculty at Evergreen State to object to white members of the school being asked to leave campus for a day. The email sparked outrage, protests, and property damage. The college even had to close over a threat of violence. "[He] has highlighted some of the ways that liberal racism functions." Tweet This The letter, signed by “Some Jewish students at Evergreen bent on the destruction of white...
  • If our political/media class doesn’t care about all the world crises... should we?

    06/12/2017 9:11:40 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 1 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 6-12-2017 | RedNeckoBlogger
    "They're ALL talk and no action" - Donald J. Trump. I sadly now think know the truth and reality… the "swamp" that is now Washington. D.C. (and most western "leaders") really don’t give a DAMN about terrorism, illegal immigration, open borders, healthcare reform, national sovereignty, the debt, Iran nuclear deal, North Korea missiles, the deficit, jobs, student loans, Wall Street "bubbles", invasion by a hostile culture, or any other real issue affecting we "peasants" in flyover country. The big "crisis" is that their plans to coronate Hillary Clinton and keep the good life tax-payer "gravy train" flowing was derailed when...
  • Ice Cube Confronts Bill Maher on His Show for Saying the N-Word

    06/10/2017 10:44:57 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 67 replies
    VLAD TV ^ | 6/10/17 | Jessica Todd
    Ice Cube appeared on Bill Maher's HBO show on Friday (June 9), where he addressed Maher for referring to himself as a "house n****r" in a previous episode. The veteran rapper got serious with Maher when he asked him, "What made you think it was ok to say that?" Cube went on to say that it's very hurtful to him anytime a white person says the n-word, even if he says they didn't mean it. He explained, “It’s like a knife, man. When I hear my homies say it, it don’t feel like venom. When I hear a white person...
  • Madrid Bans 'Manspreading' On Mass Transit

    06/09/2017 7:27:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    MRC TV ^ | June 9, 2017 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    The city of Madrid has joined the likes of other Progressive cities like New York City and banned “manspreading” on mass transit. According to Spanish news source the Local, the Municipal Transportation Company (EMT) will be posting signs on the bus system discouraging men from spreading their legs when sitting. A tweet by the Madrid City Council shows the signs will include a big red “x” next to a photo of a man with his legs spread and the phrase, “Respect the space of others” next to it: In a statement provided to the Local, the EMT said, “The new...
  • Local Reporter Gets Canned After Going Berserk On the Cops At a Club

    06/08/2017 7:46:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    MRC TV ^ | June 7, 2017 | Lianne Hikind
    One reporter found herself on the news after a night out led to her assaulting multiple club employees and screaming obscenities and threats at the police. Multiple news outlets reported an incident between Colleen Campbell, a now former news reporter, and the police Tuesday after Campbell was escorted off a Philadelphia Helium Comedy Club for “loud whispering” during a show. After being escorted out of the club, she can be seen on a cell phone video berating police officers and using foul language. Wil Sylvince, a local comedian, took a nearly five-minute video of the incident starting when Campbell was...
  • Hillary Calls For ‘Understanding’ Experiences, Religions, Foods — Of Terrorists?

    06/06/2017 9:01:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 06/06/17 | Kyle Olson
    Hillary Clinton’s solution to combat terrorism? “Understand” those different from us, apparently including terrorists, right down to the foods they eat. While speaking Monday at a Baltimore fundraiser for a youth program that sends students to Israel, Clinton lashed out at President Trump and his response to the latest London terrorist attack. “This is a time for us to reach out to the world,” Clinton said, “to understand more about what is happening. Not just in our own country but indeed across the globe. “It’s a time for steady, determined leadership, like we are seeing from local authorities in London,...
  • TOLERANCE: Letters to Terrorists from Schoolkids - Louder With Crowder

    06/03/2017 11:58:33 AM PDT · by GraceG · 7 replies
    Brilliant Publications published a new book called "Talking About Terrorism". A new teaching aid that recommends schoolchildren as young as seven “write a letter to a terrorist” to help understand their motives. What could possibly go wrong?
  • Local Government Directs ‘Garbage Spies’ to Verify Authenticity of Recyclables

    06/02/2017 9:18:01 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 40 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/2/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Good Grief. To what extent will government overreach its authority? The new imprimaturs of a central Florida utility have become scary indeed! What right does a government entity have to prowl through the garbage of individual, innocent homeowners without a warrant? What mystery public union sector employees will "examine the contents of customers' recycling bins?" Taking the ‘Save Our Planet’ mantra to an entirely new level, an over-eager garbage pickup initiative soon plans to do the following to an estimated 22,400 waste customers who are trapped in a one size fits all city negotiated contract with a single waste collection...
  • Kathy Griffin Hires Lawyer – Claim: She Has Endured “Bullying From Trump Family”…

    06/01/2017 6:34:18 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 76 replies
    This is rich. After facing massive backlash and financial losses from a publicity stunt, where Kathy Griffin produced a video enactment of a beheading, and presented an image of a decapitated President Donald Trump, Ms. Griffin has hired Lisa Bloom to represent her legal and financial interests against the victimized Trump family. Lisa Bloom is the daughter of Gloria Alred a notorious political legal activist. According to the joint media release Kathy Griffin is claiming she has endured “bullying from the Trump family” as a result of her graphic publicity stunt: Proud to announce that I represent Kathy Griffin. We...
  • Top CEOs Are In a Last Ditch Bid to Persuade Trump to Stick with the Paris Climate Deal

    06/01/2017 3:35:43 PM PDT · by Fhios · 37 replies
    Fortune via Drudge ^ | 5/31/17 | Kevin Lui
    Major U.S. corporations and leading business figures are raising an eleventh-hour appeal to President Donald Trump, urging him to not pull the country out of the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. ....
  • White-Owned Restaurants Shamed for Serving Ethnic Food: It's Cultural Appropriation

    05/24/2017 11:24:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Reason's Hit & Run Blog ^ | May 23, 2017 | Robby Soave
    If you're a white person, you have no business running a restaurant that serves Asian, Latin, African, or Indian cuisine. That's according to the creators of a "white-owned appropriative restaurants" list, which accuses several Oregon establishments of engaging in cultural appropriation—a tool of "a white supremacist culture." The list, a Google Docs spreadsheet, includes about 60 Portland-area restaurants, the names of their white owners, and the kind of cuisine they serve. (For example, the list informs us that Burmasphere "was founded by a white man who ate Burmese food in San Francisco.") The spreadsheet also lists competing restaurants that are...
  • Missy Elliot's sample of Rachel Jeantel was a nod to Trayvon Martin

    05/24/2017 10:09:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Mic ^ | May 18, 2017 | Jamilah King, senior staff writer
    Missy Elliot gave a subtle nod to Trayvon Martin with a sample in 2015's "WTF (Where They From)."(VIDEO-AT-LINK) The fact that was recently unearthed in a stunning profile for Elle by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah. BuzzFeed's Saeed Jones pointed out the excerpt from the profile out on Twitter on Thursday. The sample was the voice of Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin's teenage friend who was also the last person to speak to him just moments before he was gunned down by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012. Zimmerman was later acquitted of criminal charges related to Martin's death, but it...