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  • China issues report on U.S. human rights

    04/26/2018 12:28:13 AM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies ^ | 4/24/18 | Xiang Bo
    BEIJING, April 24 (Xinhua) -- China Tuesday published a report on the United States' human rights situation. The report, titled "Human Rights Record of the United States in 2017," was released by the Information Office of the State Council, China's cabinet, in response to the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017 issued by the U.S. State Department on April 20 local time. A Chronology of Human Rights Violations of the United States in 2017 was also released by the office Tuesday. China's report said the United States posed once again as "the guardian of human rights" and a...
  • Full video: Port Authority commissioner confronts police during N.J. traffic stop

    04/25/2018 12:43:29 AM PDT · by dennisw · 46 replies
    youtube ^ | 4 24 18 | The Published on Apr 24, 2018 Caren Z. Turner, a Democratic lobbyist from Tenafly, has resigned as a commissioner from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, after an investigation was opened into what agency officials would only describe as "profoundly disturbing conduct." Turner's resignation allegedly involved her intervention in a recent traffic stop in connection with her daughter. Turner apparently flashed her Port Authority badge in an effort to intercede with police officers on the scene. Find the story on
  • Brotha Robt Peete Busts OUT..! (L.A. City Council Rant re: Illegals Selling Drugs)

    04/24/2018 7:49:08 PM PDT · by gaijin · 9 replies
    Oak-Town Unfiltered (Twitter video) ^ | April 24th, 2018 | Robt Peete
    Righteous MAGA Brotha from Los Angeles attends city council meeting, busts out with AMAZING rant (illegals selling drugs to blacks). They cut off his mic right after he goes Full (Tump-centric) Django... Best city council vid I've ever seen...?! (strong language, hilarity)

    04/24/2018 4:17:38 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 95 replies
    Sgt Report via Youtube ^ | 04/23/18 | SGT Report
    You can't imagine the size of this. These people are stupid. We have it all. Mack is singing like a canary. Naming names. Big names. In Hollywood and government. Local and Federal. Proof. Q  
  • Officer praised after taking down Toronto van attack suspect without gunfire

    04/24/2018 8:26:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    Video of the arrest shows Lam arriving to confront a man standing next to a white van with front-end damage. The vehicle had just mowed down pedestrians along a stretch of one of Toronto's busiest roads. The death toll reach 10 late Tuesday, and another 15 people were injured. The video shows the man standing next to the open door on the driver's side of the vehicle, his arm outstretched, pointing a black object at the officer. "Come on, get down," the officer shouts after drawing his weapon. "Kill me," the man says in between making quick-draw motions with his...
  • White Actor Tom Arnold Tells Black Conservative Candace Owens to ‘Suck Racist (bleep)

    04/23/2018 1:59:57 PM PDT · by ethom · 53 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 23, 2018 11:02 AM EDT | Corinne Weaver
    So much for the rumored intersectionality and tolerance of the left. It turns out they can be racist and sexist when someone disagrees with them. Actor and noted liberal Tom Arnold went on the offensive on Sunday after rapper Kanye West tweeted his support for conservative commentator Candace Owens from Turning Point USA. He stated that “I love the way Candace Owens thinks,” causing controversy among the liberal Hollywood and Black Lives Matter circles. Perez Hilton, Shaun White, and Tom Arnold all went after both West and Owens, but it was Arnold who attacked Owens the most. After a series...
  • Cops used dead man's finger in attempt to unlock his phone

    04/23/2018 12:35:36 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 90 replies ^ | Updated: April 21, 2018 at 01:55 PM | Kathryn Varn
    <p>LARGO — Most people agree what the Largo detectives did at the funeral home was legal.</p> <p>What they diverge on is whether it was appropriate.</p> <p>"I just felt so disrespected and violated," said Victoria Armstrong, whose fiance, Linus F. Phillip, was shot and killed by a Largo police officer last month.</p>
  • Strange sounds in the sky 2018

    04/23/2018 6:32:40 AM PDT · by Ken H · 33 replies
    You Tube ^ | April22, 2018 | II hate google
    Pam Jones streamed this live to facebook from California on 4-16-2018
  • Brandon Belt sets record that is sure to make Rob Manfred upset

    04/22/2018 5:22:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 27 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | April 22nd, 2018 | Chris Cwik
    Since he took over as commissioner, Rob Manfred has made pace of play his biggest focus. He’s tried to implement new rules with the intention of speeding up every game. On Sunday, San Fransisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt threw a pretty large wrench into those plans. He set the record for the longest at-bat in Major League Baseball’s modern era. That’s right. Belt dragged out a 21-pitch at-bat against Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jaime Barria. That broke the previous record, which was set by Ricky Gutierrez, who turned in a 20-pitch at-bat against Bartolo Colón in 1998. As you...
  • The Brain, DNA, Language; Which Words Matter The Most When We talk--Psych of language

    04/22/2018 5:02:56 PM PDT · by JockoManning · 81 replies
    BufferApp ^ | 21 MAR 2013/30 SEP 2016 | Leo Widrich; Jocko Manning
    One of the things I fuss about a lot (especially at Buffer) are words—very simple words, in fact. Should it say “Hi” or “Hey?” Should it be “cheers” or “thanks?” How about “but” or “and?” There are many occasions when Joel and I sit over one line and change it multiple times, until we feel it really sits right. This is partly to improve our metrics for click rate and others. It is also to simply create the right emotion. The one key question we ask ourselves is: “How does this make you feel?” The question might sound very...
  • Know your bible! (vanity, funny I hope...)

    04/22/2018 1:56:47 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 31 replies
    Me | 4/22/2018 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Gamera! Gamera! Gamera is really neat! Gamera is filled with meat! We've been eating Gamera! Shell! Teeth! Eyes! Flames! Claws! Breath! Scales! Fun!!
  • Tweeters Furious Over Trump Calling Mar-a-Lago The 'Southern White House'

    04/22/2018 11:45:35 AM PDT · by BBell · 102 replies ^ | 4/22/18 | Mary Papenfuss
    Twitter was incensed Saturday after Donald Trump used Barbara Bush’s funeral as an opportunity to tout his private business in a tweet, dubbing his Mar-a-Lago golf resort the “Southern White House.” Trump noted that he would be watching Bush’s funeral — on TV — at his golf resort. The latest “southern” title of Trump’s private “White House” was particularly galling to many who called it a “dog whistle” to racists. Trump used to refer to Mar-a-Lago as the “Winter White House.” The “Southern White House” was where Confederate president Jefferson Davis lived during the Civil War. Angry tweets also pointed...
  • People are mocking Ivanka Trump for wearing a pantsuit

    04/21/2018 4:05:05 PM PDT · by ethom · 79 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | April 21 2018 | Cindy Arboleda
    Before stepping into her role at the White House, working for her father, Ivanka Trump made a name for herself as the head of a company with clothing and handbag lines, and shoe collection. Now, in her role as a White House adviser, some people believe she has taken inspiration from longtime political powerhouse Hillary Clinton, in her latest outfit: a classic pantsuit. The first daughter visited Ohio on Friday promoting her father’s tax reform plan. She stepped out wearing a three-button gray pantsuit with a fitted jacket. The 36-year-old completed the look with a white crew neck shirt peeking...
  • Angelina who? 'Lucky guy' Brad Pitt's new lady friend is not just the 'sexiest thing he has [tr]

    04/21/2018 6:00:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2018 | Alison Bishoff
    They are calling it the ‘Amal Effect’ because, following George Clooney’s marriage to human rights barrister Amal Alamuddin, it seems that what a bachelor film star of a certain age needs most is a consort with a supernova combination of beauty, brains, and serious professional achievement. The latest star to embrace the phenomenon is Brad Pitt — probably the most eligible bachelor in Hollywood since his split from Angelina Jolie and, incidentally, a long-time pal of Clooney’s.In Professor Neri Oxman he has found a dazzling supernova of his own, and reportedly thinks she is ‘the sexiest thing he ever laid...
  • Male fruit flies enjoy ejaculation

    04/21/2018 5:10:46 AM PDT · by ETL · 48 replies ^ | Apr 19, 2018 | SUSAN MILIUS
    A probe of the brain’s reward system looks at Drosophila sex (or lack thereof) and drinking. Moody red lighting in a lab is helping researchers figure out what fruit flies like best about sex. The question has arisen as scientists try to tease out the neurobiological steps in how the brain’s natural reward system can get hijacked in alcoholism, says neuroscientist Galit Shohat-Ophir of Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. Male fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) were genetically engineered to ejaculate when exposed to a red light. Ejaculation increased signs in the insects’ brains of a rewarding experience and decreased the...
  • Drinking Fountain? Go ahead, take a drink from the Drinking Fountain.

    Halsey Taylor is one of the leading manufacturers of drinking fountains today. Company founder Halsey W. Taylor invented the non-squirting drinking fountain. In 1896, Taylor's father died from typhoid fever. This illness is principally spread through contaminated drinking water. Several years later, while working as a plant superintendent for the Packard Motor Car Company, Taylor realized numerous workers were becoming sick with dysentery. He believed contaminated drinking water was the chief reason for the spreading illness. Taylor determined to develop a drinking fountain that was sanitary and would not contribute to the spreading of various illnesses. By 1912, he had...
  • Brussels Sprouts: The Unexpected Culinary Swan

    04/20/2018 8:33:07 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 76 replies
    Some kind of "Brussels sprouts" website ^ | It was some time ago | Dani Lind (Girl, I suppose)
    All my life I’ve had a thing for the underdog. Be it the passed over toy as a little girl or the loser boyfriend as a teenager, I guess I took the ugly duckling fairy tale to heart. Now in my adulthood, I have taken the poor, rejected, locally grown vegetables under my wing—the underutilized, the newly-trendy, the formerly beloved fallen out of modern favor, or the just plain weird. In the case of Brussels sprouts, they are a vegetable all too often cooked very wrong and, hence, tend to carry a bad rap. Who wouldn’t hate Brussels sprouts if...
  • Melania 'Brilliantly Copying' Michelle Obama & Becoming Most Popular White House Person (MSM barf!)

    04/20/2018 2:31:16 PM PDT · by ethom · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 32 minutes ago | Hillary Hoffower
    •Melania Trump was spotted wearing Converse sneakers that retail for less than $50. •Michelle Obama was also a fan of wearing Converse — and Trump is no stranger to replicating her look. •Creating a more accessible style like Obama's has proved a brilliant political move for Trump. Spotted: Melania Trump wearing a brand for the people — Converse sneakers. The first lady donned a pair of white Chuck Taylors, which cost less than $50, during a visit to Florida in September. In November, when she hosted schoolchildren in the White House Kitchen Garden, Trump wore $65 Converse Jack Purcell sneakers....
  • Why Melania Trump Rarely Uses Sleeves As They Were Intended: A Few Theories

    04/20/2018 12:15:11 PM PDT · by ethom · 56 replies
    Follow ^ | Fri, Apr 20, 2018 @ 07:22
    Why Melania Trump Rarely Uses Sleeves As They Were Intended: A Few Theories Though she is wealthy and famous, anti-cyberbullying activist Melania Trump is just like any one of us: When she puts on her pants, she does it one leg at a time. Jackets, however, are a different story. To the first lady, sleeves are useless. Arms are best glued to the torso under the body of a coat, not maneuvered into tubes to be flailed about or, heaven forbid, used. Trump has spent her three years in the public eye demonstrating how to wear a coat without surrendering...
  • Comey book cannot take in bad reviews

    04/20/2018 11:02:29 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh had a caller that said that he couldn't give a bad review (one-star) on the Amazon site for James Comey's ghostwritten piece of excrement, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," based upon substance. He is a verified buyer of the book, so it wasn't a spam posting. Limbaugh's staff went ahead and tried to post, each having purchased the book, but weren't allowed to post either. The only reviews are 4- and 5-star reviews (though there's one or two 1-star reviews that must have sneaked through the algorithm). Go ahead and try this. If you have Kindle,...