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  • Andrew Young uses the same term as Trump to describe Haiti, but notes U.S. is partly to blame

    01/13/2018 2:41:14 PM PST · by Cecily · 25 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | January 12, 2018 | Jennifer Brett
    First things first: former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young Jr. signaled exactly zero – ZERO – support for President Donald Trump’s remarks disparaging Haiti and Africa as “shithole” countries during recent talks on immigration. Instead he offered a learned and dispassionate assessment of Haiti’s history and its immeasurable contributions to the United States whilst throwing a little shade, as the kids say, the president’s way. He is a student of and a product of history he doubts the president grasps. “Because I grew up in New Orleans, I have had an appreciation for the role Haiti played in...
  • Chelsea Manning to run for US Senate: Transgender former soldier who leaked classified data to...

    01/13/2018 2:40:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 53 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 13, 2017 | Reuters and Chris Spargo For
    FULL TITLE: Chelsea Manning to run for US Senate: Transgender former soldier who leaked classified data to WikiLeaks is seeking Democratic nomination in Maryland Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in military prison for leaking classified data, is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate seat in Maryland, according to Federal election filings seen on Saturday. Manning, who was granted clemency by former U.S. President Barack Obama, was released in May from a U.S. military prison in Kansas where she had been serving time for passing secrets to the WikiLeaks website in the...
  • Illinois AG candidate robbed at gunpoint in Chicago during campaign photoshoot

    01/13/2018 2:35:41 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-11-18 | Brooke Singman
    A Democratic candidate running for Illinois attorney general was robbed at gunpoint Thursday during a campaign photoshoot in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reported that Aaron Goldstein, 42, and members of his campaign team were approached by three men in their early 20s. One of the men had a handgun and demanded Goldstein and the campaign aides turn over the camera equipment and other personal belongings, including their cell phones, which they did.
  • Pure Mayhem: Liberals Blame Trump as Families Recover, Feds. Investigate Hawaii False Alarm

    01/13/2018 2:34:44 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 83 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 13, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Earlier today, Townhall reported that a false alarm emergency notification had been sent to every single person with a cell phone in Hawaii warning of impending danger. Now, authorities are investigating how this disastrous error occurred in the first place, while panic-stricken citizens recover from the traumatic experience. The text message read "Emergency Alert: BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL," at approximately at 8:07 HST. While some took to Twitter to determine if it was real, most believed the text message was real and began calling loved ones and seeking shelter. [snip]...
  • Alabama Declares State Of Emergency Over Flu Epidemic As Death Toll Rises

    01/13/2018 2:32:51 PM PST · by blam · 136 replies
    Newz Sentinal ^ | 1-13-2017 | Daisy Luther
    Citing a strain on “overwhelmed” health resources, Governor Kay Ivey declared an official State of Emergency in Alabama on Thursday due to the rapidly spreading flu epidemic. WHEREAS the State Health Officer has reported that an outbreak of the influenza virus has occurred in the State of Alabama; and WHEREAS this outbreak poses a high probability of widespread exposure to an infectious agent that poses significant risk of substantial harm to a large number of people in the affected population; and WHEREAS the health care facilities and personnel of the State are overwhelmed by the number of ill patients and...
  • Alarming Trend: Teens Are Eating Laundry Detergent In 'Tide Pod Challenge'

    01/13/2018 2:24:12 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 12, 2018 | Tyler O'Neil
    Teenagers have started eating laundry detergent in the "Tide Pod Challenge." "I cannot believe I'm about to do what I'm gonna do," YouTuber Marc Pagan said before sinking his teeth into a Tide Pod. "I'm just bored, so I'm doing something right now that is completely stupid." "I know I shouldn't do it and I don't want to do it, but I'm doing it," the 19-year-old said. Detergent pods include various toxic ingredients, including ethanol, hydrogen peroxide, and polymers. These toxins clean clothes effectively, but provide the opposite of nutritional value. Indeed, ten deaths have been linked to the ingestion...
  • Amazing. @BillClinton Comes Out Swinging re Haiti CF Corruption

    01/13/2018 2:23:58 PM PST · by Be Careful · 83 replies
    @BillClinton | 1/13/17 | Bill Clinton
    No Clinton Foundation funds—dedicated to Haiti or otherwise—were used to pay for Chelsea’s wedding. It’s not only untrue, it’s a personal insult to me, to Hillary, and to Chelsea and Marc.................
  • John Tunney, ex-US senator from California, dies at 83

    01/13/2018 2:21:25 PM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    AP via The Mercury News ^ | January 12, 2018 | Andrew Dalton
    John V. Tunney, whose successful campaign for a California seat in the U.S. Senate became the basis for the 1972 Robert Redford film “The Candidate,” has died. He was 83. Tunney died of prostate cancer Friday at a home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, his brother, Jay Tunney, told The Associated Press. Tunney was among the youngest people elected to the U.S. Senate in the past century when he won his seat in 1970 at age 36. He then became one of the youngest in recent history to lose a Senate seat when he was defeated after just...
  • Eliza Dushku Claims True Lies Stunt Coordinator Molested Her When She Was 12

    01/13/2018 2:20:53 PM PST · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    msn ^ | January 13, 2018
    Adding her voice to the hundreds of women speaking out about Hollywood’s sexual harassment and assault epidemic as part of the #MeToo movement, Eliza Dushku — perhaps best know for her roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Tru Calling — is alleging veteran stunt coordinator sexually molested her when she was 12. Writing a detailed post on her Facebook page, Dusku claims that Joel Kramer, who’s worked in the industry for dozens of years, molested her while they worked together on the 1994 action film True Lies — during which time he slowly built up the trust of...
  • Lindsey Graham to Americans: Your Country Belongs to the World

    01/13/2018 2:19:23 PM PST · by Cheerio · 117 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Jan 2018 | Neil Munro
    America is not owned by Americans and their children but is instead held by people all over the globe, according to a statement from amnesty advocate Sen. Lindsey Graham. “I’ve always believed that America is an idea [which is] not defined by its people but by its ideals,” Graham said in a press statement January 12 which sought to criticise President Donald Trump for describing some foreign countries as less pleasant than America, or as “shitholes.” Graham continued: The American ideal is embraced by people all over the globe. It was best said a long time ago, E Pluribus Unum...
  • Women taking their right to go topless to state's high court

    01/13/2018 2:18:46 PM PST · by tired&retired · 42 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 13, 2018 | MICHAEL CASEY
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In a case that pits freedom of expression and equality against public decency, three women are challenging a New Hampshire city ordinance prohibiting public nudity and taking it to the state's highest court. Heidi Lilley, Kia Sinclair and Ginger Pierro were ticketed in 2016 in Laconia after they went topless at Weirs Beach over Memorial Day weekend. Pierro was doing yoga, while the other two were sunbathing. Some beachgoers complained and a police officer asked them to cover up. When they refused, they were arrested. A legal motion to dismiss a case against the women was...
  • Missile threat alert for Hawaii a false alarm

    01/13/2018 2:15:53 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 31 replies ^ | 1-12-18 | CNN
    Washington (CNN)An emergency alert notification sent out on Saturday claiming a "ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii" was a false alarm, according to state leaders and emergency officials. "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL," the emergency alert read. While the message caused concern on social media, the Hawaii Office of Emergency Management quickly responded on Twitter, saying, "NO missile threat to Hawaii."
  • Chelsea Manning is running for US Senate

    01/13/2018 2:13:12 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 37 replies ^ | 01/13/2018 | Sara Dorn
    Chelsea Manning, the former Army private convicted of giving classified government documents to WikiLeaks, is running for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. Manning, a 30-year-old transgender woman born as Bradley, filed the paperwork on Thursday, the Washington Post reported. She was convicted in 2013 of 20 counts for releasing more than 700,000 classified government documents. She was released from prison in May last year after serving just seven years of her 35-year sentence, thanks to clemency from President Obama...

    01/13/2018 2:06:03 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 5 replies
    According to a 1973 Sesame Street calendar, Rubber Duckie’s Birthday is January 13 so around the country it’s National Rubber Ducky Day! A friend of Ernie and Big Bird, Duckie made his debut in a February 1970. The rubber ducky (also spelled duckie) has come a long way from his first concept as a chew toy for children. While the origin of the first rubber ducky is uncertain, many rubber molded toys from dolls to those in various animal shapes came about when rubber manufacturing developed in the late 1800s. During World Wars I and II, rubber was a valuable...
  • Temple to ancient Roman cult resurrected beneath London

    01/13/2018 2:05:58 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 20 replies
    cnn ^ | 12 Jan 2018 | Katy Scott,
    It is believed that soldiers and merchants gathered in these secret temples drinking, feasting and performing rituals that may have involved simulating death and rebirth, and even some nakedness... ...They were very effective at keeping their knowledge a secret, so we really don't know a lot about what went on in the Mithraeum ...
  • Not News: Tax-Cut 'Crumbs' Were a Big Deal to Pelosi and Dems in 2011-2012

    01/13/2018 2:04:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | January 13, 2018 | Tom Blumer
    On Thursday, House Democratic Party Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi characterized as "crumbs" the bonuses of $1,000 or more, pay raises of up to $3 per hour, and other benefits well over 100 companies have showered on over 2 million employees as a result of December's tax law passage. Given their track record, there's no reason to believe that the establishment press will report Pelosi's condescending remarks — or that they will remind their audience that in 2011 and 2012, the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress treated the prospect of workers losing $40 every other week in their paychecks as...
  • Islamic State executioner who threw gay men off buildings bribes his way out of prison in minutes

    01/13/2018 1:56:20 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 18 replies ^ | 01/13/2018 | Robert Spencer
    “Isis executioner who threw gay men off buildings bribed his way out of prison in ‘minutes,'” by Josh Robbins, International Business Times, January 9, 2018: A notorious Isis henchman accused of beheading gay men and throwing them off rooftops has escaped from police custody just minutes after being arrested in Iraq. Abu Omer – known as “White Beard” thanks to his impressive facial hair – was arrested in Mosul at the beginning of the year. Local and international media reported his detention but now it seems that the sadistic jihadi was back on the road in no time at all....
  • Mark Wahlberg and Agency Give $2M to Time's Up Fund After Pay Discrepancy Outcry (Michelle Williams)

    01/13/2018 1:39:15 PM PST · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 13, 2018 | Kim Masters, Gregg Kilday
    Wahlberg and WME are making the donation in the name of Michelle Williams, the co-star paid 1 percent of what Wahlberg was on 'All the Money in the World' reshoots. Bowing to an outcry over the wage disparity on the reshoots of All the Money in the World, Mark Wahlberg and his agency William Morris Endeavor have agreed to donate $2 million to the Time's Up fund to combat harassment and pay inequities in Hollywood. "Over the last few days my reshoot fee for All the Money in the World has become an important topic of conversation," Wahlberg said in...
  • UK: Police Hunt Down Facebook Users Who Made ‘Offensive’ Comments About Muslim Grooming Gangs Online

    01/13/2018 1:29:46 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/13/18 | Virginia Hale
    UK: Northumbria Police have warned that “offensive” comments on the Internet will not be tolerated, tracking down users who made “potentially criminal” posts on social media about grooming gangs. The force launched an investigation into comments left on its Facebook page in response to articles about the Operation Shelter scandal, in which young white British girls in were groomed, sexually abused and trafficked by mostly Muslim men of South Asian descent in Newcastle. Officers made a review of every comment on the page after a member of the public complained that a number of posts referred to the race and...
  • The Islamization of Germany in 2017: Part I

    01/13/2018 1:19:29 PM PST · by yoe · 19 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | January 11, 2018 | Soeren Kern
    "As a refugee, it is difficult to find a girlfriend." — Asif M., a 26-year-old asylum seeker from Pakistan, responding to charges that he had raped one woman and attempted to rape five others in Berlin. Sudanese migrants, many of whom were allowed to enter Germany without having their fingerprints taken, have "created a business model" out of social security fraud. — Police in Lower Saxony. Only 6,500 refugees of the more than one million who have been allowed into Germany during the past two years are enrolled in work training programs. — Federal Employment Agency. The German Parliament approved...