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  • Sex robot will turn down steamy romps if it's not in the mood

    06/17/2018 6:03:15 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 74 replies
    Mirror ^ | June 17, 2018 | Mark Branagan
    In the not too distant future, you could cuddle up to your cyber sex goddess - only to receive the automated response saying she has a head ache. Love robots have been invented with the intelligence to go on strike - and shut down completely if pestered when not in the mood. Sexbot Samantha's ability to say "no" was demonstrated to an audience of stunned academics at one of the UK's leading science villages. The robot has sensors hidden under her skin, so she can respond to affection like a real-life human. But she also has a revolutionary electronic brain...
  • Bill Call Your Son (Love You Dad, Danney WIlliams)

    06/17/2018 3:03:03 PM PDT · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 21 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | June 17, 2018 | Kyle Olson
    FATHER’S DAY: Bill Clinton ‘son’ calls for ‘dad’ to take paternity test...Danney Williams still wants to have a relationship with the man he calls his “dad.” This Father’s Day, Williams, who says Bill Clinton is his father, is backing calls for Clinton to undergo a paternity test to prove — or disprove — his assertion.
  • Stormy Daniels Sues Her Former Attorney As Her Story Falls Apart

    06/17/2018 2:32:05 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 60 replies
    Big League Politica ^ | 17 June 2018 | Patrick Howley
    Porno height=450 graphic actress Stormy Daniels is suing her former attorney in a bid to explain away the fact that she once denied ever having an affair with President Donald Trump. Daniels’ case, championed by CNN and the mainstream media, is falling apart due to Daniels’ shifting stories, and a steady stream of bombshell revelations about the behavior of her attorney Michael Avenatti, a former Democratic opposition researcher for Rahm Emanuel and Joe Biden who was reportedly trying to get a cable debate show for himself with Anthony Scaramucci. Now, Stormy Daniels is storming at her previous lawyer Keith...
  • Is an “Ungendered Fashion Utopia” Possible?

    06/17/2018 12:09:46 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    The Mary Sue ^ | June 14, 2018 | Vivian Kane
    Western fashion’s traditionally strict gender delineations have been gathering criticism for some time. It’s come up often in our geek-specific spheres specifically in regard to children’s fashion and fandom-based merchandise, but as a recent article from Mic explores, mainstream fashion has its own struggles with ideas of de-gendering clothing. A few years ago, Zara released a gender-neutral line of clothing. In theory, it was a great step forward for inclusivity of nonbinary and nonconforming people as well as anyone else looking to get away from established gender norms. In reality, though, the line was essentially just male-coded clothing in drab,...
  • The conservative free speech dilemma

    06/17/2018 11:45:25 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 Jun, 2018 | Joshua Broom
    In a democratic republic, freedom of expression and enlightened, open-ended debate are paramount. Yet in America in 2018, First Amendment rights are vanishing for conservatives. There's a reason: Powerful entities such as online and televised media, many of whom are left-oriented, have gradually shape-shifted our nation's speech to match their political flavor. For progressives, this uneven playing field is a seismic boon. For conservatives, not so much, nor is it good for even moderate left-wing thinkers. Under such a regimen, though, a land and people once revered as freedom-loving now creep closer toward socialism. Yet there they stand: the venomous...
  • Antarctica is melting faster, and we're not ready for the sea level rise that's coming (tr)

    06/17/2018 11:07:27 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 101 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 16, 2018 | Kevin Loria
    In the future, seas will rise far higher than they are today. The question is whether it happens quickly or slowly. There's enough ice stacked on top of Antarctica to raise seas around the globe by almost 200 feet. While it takes time for major changes to occur with that much ice, Antarctica is melting faster than we thought, according to a study recently published in the journal Nature. The melting rate has been speeding up significantly in recent years. Between 1992 and 2017, Antarctica lost more than 3.3 trillion tons of ice, causing sea levels around the globe to...
  • For Christians and Jews, Germany's Alternatives to Merkel Are Equally Unpromising

    06/17/2018 8:24:18 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 2017 | Rod Dreher
    Germany has much more severed itself from God and Christian tradition than the US. The culture is deeply anti-Christian. AfD and PEGIDA [German nationalist, anti-Islam movement] for example long for a return to the days of a thoroughly Christian culture only in as far as “personal peace and prosperity” is concerned as Schaeffer put it way back when. Unless there is a bottom up moral cultural renewal in this country/on this continent, parties such as AfD or movements such as PEGIDA will be hapless, romantic attempts to impose some well-meant principles/policies on a people that have given up on God....
  • Cate Blanchett Says Male Film Critics Can View A Film Through A “Prism Of Misunderstanding

    06/17/2018 8:15:20 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 61 replies
    The Playlist ^ | June 17, 2018 | Charles Barfield
    “Ocean’s 8” currently sits at a 68% on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s enough for a “fresh” rating, but perhaps not as high as the studio or the stars of the film had hoped for. Well, if you talk to a couple of the actresses involved in the female-led heist film, they have an idea why that might be – a lack of diversity among the film critics. The issue of white men dominating film criticism is a bit of a hot-button issue over the last week or so. Ever since a report was published that shined a light on the fact...
  • The Two Words Fathers Should Say to Their Children

    06/17/2018 6:03:34 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 19 replies
    TGC ^ | June 17, 2016 | Joe Carter
    Happy Fathers Day to all the Dad Freepers! Here is a great short article about the MOST important words a dad can say to his children....hope this will be a blessing to you this day..... “Watch me, dad. Watch me.” There are few imperatives a father hears more often from his children than “watch me.” It’s a plea for us to recognize that whatever our son or daughter is doing—catching a ball, jumping off a diving board—is worthy of our full attention. They know we are often busy, often distracted, and they want, at least for a moment, for us...
  • The EU May Be Dying

    06/16/2018 7:10:29 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 16 Jun, 2018 | Dymphna
    Dr. Turley thinks the whole globalist dream is Humpty Dumpty – or at least, it soon could be ol’ HD: He seems to be saying that the German people’s rejection of open borders may well cause Mutti Merkel to be strapped into her rocking chair for a well-deserved rest. Further, if her coalition fails, then ultimately so does the globalist, multi-cultural project known as the Europe Union. Perhaps it’s too early to break out the champagne, but certainly, it’s time to order a bottle before supplies run out. Or maybe some Rhine wine would be more appropriate? Or, if you...
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones ‘Sick’ of Apologizing for Being Rich and Attractive

    06/16/2018 6:27:34 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jun 2018 | Ben Kew
    With more millions than she and her Oscar-winning husband Michael Douglas can spend and more homes than they could ever live in, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones says she’s “sick” of apologizing for being filthy rich. “One thing I’m not is humble anymore. I’m sick of being humble. I really am,” Zeta-Jones said in an interview with British the newspaper The Daily Mirror. “So sorry I’m rich, so sorry I’m married to a movie star, so sorry I’m not so bad looking.”“No sorrys. Enough. All that is important to me now is my work,” the Feud star continued. “[The] rest of...
  • Star Wars Author Paul Kemp Thinks Certain Star Wars Fans Are “Detestable”

    06/16/2018 9:41:14 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 50 replies
    Bounding Into Comics ^ | June 14, 2018 | John F. Trent
    After Star Wars author Chuck Wendig called Star Wars fans white supremacists and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson referred to them as manbabies, Star Wars author Paul Kemp believes certain Star Wars fans are “detestable.” Kemp has written a number of Star Wars novels including Lords of the Sith, Star Wars: The Old Republic – Deceived, Crosscurrent, Riptide, and more. Over the weekend, Kemp decided to attack certain Star Wars fans calling them “detestable human being[s]” if they use the terms “forced diversity, SJW, or politically correct, or whatnot.” Paul S. Kemp ✔ @Paulskemp 11 Jun Since I follow...
  • World IQ going down

    06/16/2018 5:31:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2018 | Ed Straker
    Researchers have discovered an alarming trend: the average I.Q.s of human beings is on a downward spiral. Westerns have lost 14 IQ points on average since the Victorian age, according to a study published by the University of Amsterdam last year.  Jan te Nijenhuis thinks this could be because intelligent women tend to have less [sic] children than women who are not as clever[.] ... [E]ducated people are deciding to have fewer children, so that subsequent generations are largely made up of less intelligent people. Richard Lynn, a psychologist at the University of Ulster, calculated the decline in humans' genetic potential....
  • Rob Reiner denounces Robert De Niro, celebrities for anti-Trump remarks

    06/16/2018 3:45:30 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2018 | Tess Bonn
    This video will resume in 28 seconds Director Rob Reiner denounced Robert De Niro and other celebrities for their remarks against President Trump, saying it only helps the president. During an exclusive interview with The Hill’s new TV show “Rising,” which aired on Wednesday, Reiner addressed the controversy surrounding actor Robert De Niro’s “F---Trump” speech during the Tony Awards on Sunday. De Niro called the president a “f---ing idiot” and a “f---ing fool,” which was met with a standing ovation. “You’re helping Trump by saying ‘F--- Trump,’ because he can say 'look at these people, these elitists,' ” Reiner told...
  • In our health system, ObamaCare is the dangerous pre-existing condition

    06/16/2018 3:15:02 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 16 Jun, 2018 | Nan Hayworth
    As a physician whose career in medicine was dedicated to preserving and improving my patients’ health, I know firsthand how important it is for everyone to have access to care. This is a fundamental precept, morally and pragmatically sound, that should be honored by all who seek to transform for the better America’s flawed system of health care delivery. Regrettably, since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had the net general effect of raising the cost of health insurance while reducing the quality and variety of the services that insurance covers. This is the opposite of...
  • Don Jr. Defends Kimberly Guilfoyle and Sees Racism in an Attack Against His Reported New Girlfriend

    06/16/2018 2:09:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | 6/14/18 | Tierney McAfee
    Donald Trump Jr. is defending Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle after what he called a “racist” attack against his reported new love interest. President Trump‘s eldest son, 40, tweeted his outrage at the New York Daily News on Wednesday after one of its columnists wrote that Guilfoyle, 49, is “an otherwise brilliant woman” but “when it comes to picking men, though, she’d be better off picking grapes.” The column argued that Guilfoyle should be fired from her Fox News show The Five because of her reported romantic connection to the president’s son. Now, things appear to be heating up between...
  • High school receptionist celebrates the moment school is out for summer by belting out Etta James

    06/16/2018 2:02:08 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/16/18 | Matthew Wright
    A North Carolina high school receptionist stunned students on their last day of school on Wednesday, by giving a stellar rendition of an Etta James classic. Regina Ballard posted a video on Wednesday of herself singing 'At Last' over the PA system at North Lincoln High School in Lincolnton, North Carolina. 'I love my job, y'all, but I look forward to summers when I can spend time with my grands & family, sooo...here it is...At Last!!!' Ballard said in the video's caption. Comments on the video all point to the woman's amazing voice.
  • A Royal Pain: UK Malcontents Throw Tantrum over Prince George's Toy Gun

    06/16/2018 12:37:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    nraila.org ^ | June 15, 2018
    The United Kingdom’s legions of miserable scolds are at it again. A mere two weeks after admonishing an English national team soccer player for a firearm tattoo, the anti-gun whiners have found a new target. This time the killjoys have deemed it their station to lecture the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on proper parenting. The sad controversy erupted on June 10, as Kate Middleton, Prince George, and his sister Princess Charlotte watched Prince William participate in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy in Gloucestershire. During the match, four-year-old George was pictured playing in the grass with an orange-tipped toy...
  • 'Delta Hill Riders': African-American cowboy culture in the Mississippi Delta

    06/16/2018 11:45:00 AM PDT · by BBell · 69 replies
    Rory Doyle’s ongoing personal project shares the story of African-American cowboy culture in the rural Mississippi Delta, challenging the Hollywood portrayal of the American cowboy. The work highlights the black cowboys and cowgirls in the Delta as a proud group existing beyond the movie image of the American West. The project began in early 2017 when Doyle attended a rodeo celebrating black cowboy heritage in the region. Over the past year, he’s documented this band of horse riders in a place not typically known for its cowboys. A recent article from Smithsonian magazine estimated that one in four cowboys was...
  • Leftists Threaten Democracy, Not Trump.

    06/16/2018 8:59:53 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 16 Jun, 2018 | John Dempsey
    We hear it every day from the left. “Trump is attacking our democracy!” It’s like a leaky faucet. Drip. Drip. Drip. By now, you have probably tuned it out. Since Hillary conceded the election, the left and the media has beaten the Russia drum daily. They push the narrative that President Trump and his campaign colluded with the Kremlin to win the election, even after Obama said there was no wayRussia could interfere with our voting machines. The left should reevaluate their cries for a destroyed democracy, especially since they are the ones who are attacking it directly. The Internal...