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  • Mocking Reality as Conspiracy Theory

    09/30/2016 7:34:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 9/30/2016 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The level of disinformation in the media and in Hollywood has reached an unparalleled crescendo. The globalists are steam rolling their way to a November victory at all costs. Nobody is standing in their way. As the brilliant late comedian George Carlin said, the real owners of this country will not let us make any important decisions. He told his audience that politicians are elected to give us a false sense that we have a choice but in reality we don’t because, he told us, “they own you.” “They own all the important land; they own and control the corporations,...
  • National Feminist League? The NFL is trying to become more female-friendly by hiring women [tr]

    09/30/2016 4:29:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 30, 2016 | Chris Summers
    Traditionally the most prominent women in NFL were the cheerleaders but the game's top brass have launched an initiative to hire more women to be coaches, officials and scouts.  The NFL will hold its first job fair specifically for women, in Orlando, Florida, in January, just before the Super Bowl.
  • California governor approves gender-neutral restrooms

    09/29/2016 8:54:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 29, 2016 9:00 PM EDT
    Gov. Jerry Brown waded further into the national debate over transgender rights Thursday as he signed a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets in California be designated as gender neutral. The measure requires that businesses and governments post non-gender-specific signs on single-occupant restrooms by March 1, 2017. Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco said his legislation would establish the nation’s most inclusive restroom-access law and “chart a new course of equality for the nation.” “This simple concept is oddly cutting-edge when compared with the discrimination being enacted in other states,” Ting said earlier, while urging the Democratic governor to...
  • ‘Wonder Woman’ Comics Writer Confirms Diana Has ‘Obviously’ Had Relationships With Women

    09/29/2016 4:02:20 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 31 replies
    Variety ^ | September 29, 2016
    “Wonder Woman” just became wonderfully inclusive. In an interview with Comicosity, Wonder Woman comics writer Greg Rucka discussed the new thematic elements his comic series following the superhuman Diana, including the much talked-about sexual orientation of its titular character. When asked about the subject, Rucka confirmed that his Wonder Woman is, indeed, queer. “When you start to think about giving the concept of Themyscira its due, the answer is, ‘How can they not all be in same-sex relationships?’ Right? It makes no logical sense otherwise,” he
  • VP debate: My guess: Pence will be SLAMMED for Christian views on abortion/marriage

    09/29/2016 1:48:36 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    9/29/16 | sff
    I think next week in Virginia, Kaine's state, is the veep debate. Pence is going to be targeted BIG TIME for not celebrating homosexual behaviour and for thinking unborn children deserve protection. Please pray for him to be ready to give an answer for the hope that is within him, and that the arrows of the wicked fail.
  • Whom does Gary Johnson hurt more in the election?

    09/29/2016 9:37:57 AM PDT · by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey · 48 replies
    I have always thought that the Libertarian candidate hurts the Republican candidate. But ... with the behavior and comments I am seeing from the Modernist Progressives I know, I'm not so sure. Thoughts?
  • Our prehistoric ancestors were as violent as humans today

    09/29/2016 8:56:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Cosmos ^ | September 29, 2016 | Amy Middleton
    The propensity for humans to kill one another may be hot-wired into our DNA but culture also has the power to change our behaviour, a new study has found. The research, led by José María Gómez at the Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas in Spain and published in the journal Nature, explored the human tendency to act violently towards members of our own species. This topic has been hotly debated among experts, with scores of studies questioning whether this vicious trait is an evolutionary development or the result of our cultural or social dynamics.
  • Walter's thoughts on the 2016 election | JEFF DUNHAM: Politically Unbalanced Ep. 1

    09/28/2016 7:21:09 PM PDT · by Utilizer
    Yute-ooob ^ | Published on May 6, 2016 | Jeff Dunham
    Walter has a few thoughts on the 2016 election...
  • Man Shocked Stealing Electrified Trump Sign

    09/28/2016 3:40:23 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 57 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 28, 2016 | YouTube User
    Click on the above image to see the video.WARNING: Will make you feel very satisfied.
  • Rob Bell Lists Mint Condition Bible On Craigslist (satire)

    09/28/2016 2:59:44 PM PDT · by fungoking · 7 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 9/27/16 | Staff
    An anonymous tipster pointed out to media outlets Tuesday that author, speaker, and former pastor Rob Bell had listed his Bible on the Los Angeles Craigslist for sale section. The post inadvertently revealed Bell’s identity, as the Bible had his name embossed in gold on the front cover, though it was clear from the image the sacred tome had never once been opened in his years of owning the beautiful version of the holy Scriptures. “One Bible, never used,” the ad read. “$5 obo. You pick up. No guarantees as to accuracy of the contents of the book—all sales final. Will consider...
  • Please vote for my question for the next debate.

    09/28/2016 10:48:43 AM PDT · by Rocky Mountain Wild Turkey · 9 replies
    Please vote for my question for the next debate. Thanks in advance.
  • Fragile Liberals at NY Mag Take Down Video Calling ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ Sexist After Backlash

    09/28/2016 10:14:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | September 28, 2016 | William Hicks
    NY Mag’s The Cut is the absolute cutting edge in hand-wringing cultural criticism, as made evident by their latest video, “Lawrence of Arabia Is a Prime Example of Old Hollywood Sexism” — video so poignant they took down from their site after a few hours following a brutal storm of online mockery. “We all know Hollywood (both old and new) is sexist, but this fact about the 1962 hit Lawrence of Arabia will blow your mind,” the text below the video reads. “And probably make you never want to watch the movie.”

    09/28/2016 9:31:40 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 44 replies
    Fred Willis | 05/30/2016 | Fred Willis
    AN INFIDEL'S GUIDE TO ISLAM, Updated. by Fred Willis, May 30, 2016 "There is none so blind as he who will not see." This essay was composed by me in 2008. I have revised it and published and broadcast it in several versions. Read on and you will see that I have reason to fear Islam. There is no bigotry in telling the truth about Islam. I am an infidel. If you are not a Muslim, according to the Koran, you are an infidel. This guide will help you to understand your position in the Muslim world. There are approximately...
  • The Wayward Bus

    09/28/2016 9:19:51 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 27 Sep, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    This article from Rhein Neckar Zeitung describes the travails of a culture-enriching bus driver in Germany who was thrust into the job with zero knowledge of the city’s bus routes. Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation: Mannheim Bus strays through the city — driver didn’t know the way Mannheim. One bus driver waits for running passengers, another doesn’t. One driver helps the elderly getting in, another one complains. Business as usual. But a bus driver being sent into the race completely ignorant of his schedule and his route is a new phenomenon. One reader told the RNZ about...

    09/28/2016 8:31:41 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 44 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter Magazine ^ | 09/28/16 | Ingrid Schmidt
    Oscar winners, sports stars and Bill Gates are building lavish bunkers — with amenities ranging from a swimming pool to a bowling alley — as global anxiety fuels sales and owners "could be the next Adam and Eve."SNIP Adds Mike Peters, owner of Utah-based Ultimate Bunker, which builds high-end versions in California, Texas and Minnesota: "People are going for luxury [to] live underground because they see the future is going to be rough. Everyone I've talked to thinks we are doomed, no matter who is elected."
  • Why can't our politicians speak English anymore?

    09/28/2016 7:28:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Week ^ | September 28, 2016 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gorby
    Ater Monday night's presidential debate, most pundits are focusing on who won, who lost, and what it all means for the future of the country. But the only thought that keeps asserting itself in my mind is this: These candidates are terrible at speaking English. I mean that in the most literal sense possible: They're bad at formulating complete, grammatically correct sentences that effectively carry meaning. And this isn't just a petty complaint about "style" or "form" — it says something bigger about America, and this dumpster fire of an election we're in.
  • Trump’s interruptions of Clinton are familiar to women

    09/27/2016 7:10:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Setember 27, 2016 | Carly Sitrin
    Call it “mansplaining,” “bropropriating,” or “Kanye at the VMAs,” women are familiar with being interrupted by men when they speak. So when Donald Trump repeatedly interrupted Hillary Clinton at Monday night’s debate — 51 times, according to Vox — it hit home for much of the audience. Women have been interrupted by men in professional settings for decades. Whether it’s Kanye West cutting off Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards or an executive halted midsentence by her peer in a corporate meeting, studies have found that men are more likely to block women from talking entirely, to correct...
  • Serena Williams says she 'won't be silent' about racial tensions with police

    09/27/2016 4:40:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 27, 2016
    American tennis player Serena Williams took to Facebook on Tuesday to say she "won't be silent" about race relations and tension with police. Williams, 35, said she had the moment of reflection while riding with her 18-year-old nephew. She wrote that she saw a cop on the side of the road and checked to make sure her nephew was driving at the speed limit, prompting her to think about the case of Philando Castile, who was shot after being pulled over in Minnesota.
  • The Exorcist: The Television Series

    09/27/2016 2:33:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 22 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | September 27, 2016
    The Exorcist: The Television Series Did anyone catch the premier of The Exorcist TV series this past Friday on Fox? I did and I was pleasantly surprised, despite the presence of Geena Davis in the cast. Here are some helpful links about the show: Official site, where you can also watch the episodes online. Wikipedia article IMDb page Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
  • UW-La Crosse Student 'Very Upset' Over Dorm's Harry Potter Mural

    09/27/2016 10:44:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 49 replies
    FOX ^ | 9-26-2016 | Jillian Melchior
    A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student had a serious complaint for his campus’ official “Hate Response Team”: he was “very upset” by a Harry Potter mural in a college dorm. The mural, in the Laux Residence Hall, depicts Neville Longbottom, a character from the Harry Potter films. The nerdy Neville was played by actor Matthew Lewis, who blossomed into a notable hunk post-puberty. The mural shows him as both a geeky boy and an attractive young man — transformed, according to the mural’s caption, by a stay at the Laux Residence Hall itself. The depiction of this metamorphosis “represents our...