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  • Brian Babin becomes fifth Texas congressman to endorse Ted Cruz

    07/03/2015 12:02:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers ^ | July 2, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz now has five fellow Texan members of Congress publicly backing his 2016 presidential run. Cruz’s campaign announced Thursday morning the endorsement of Rep. Brian Babin, R-Woodville. “Ted has shown the conservative leadership and fortitude we so desperately need in our nation’s highest office,” said Babin in a statement released by the Cruz campaign. ”Now is a time for truth,” echoing the title of the senator’s new book, “and he will speak honestly to the American people.” Like Cruz, Babin has been critical of Republican leadership and President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Babin voted “present” in...
  • Beslan: Three DAys in September

    07/02/2015 11:59:07 PM PDT · by RginTN
    none | July 3, 2015 | none
    must see documentary
  • Fort Sumter nixes all Confederate flags, makes decision sans historian

    07/02/2015 11:39:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 2, 2015 | Barbara Boland
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The flags of the Confederacy that flew high over Fort Sumter, the site where the first shots of the Civil War were fired, have been taken down from the historic site. The decision to remove the flags came from a directive by National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis in Washington, D.C. which reads: "Confederate flags shall not be flown in units of the National Park system and related sites with the exception of specific circumstances where the flags provide historic context. ... All superintendents and program managers should evaluate how Confederate flags are used ... and remove the flags...
  • Why Do Mexican Men Think White Women Are Sluts?

    07/02/2015 11:34:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | Thursday, Jul 2 2015 | GUSTAVO ARELLANO
    DEAR MEXICAN: I'm a Canadian woman who has been travelling to Mexico (Guanajuato y Oaxaca, the cute places) lately. I travel alone and want to understand the "social" rules a little better. I was told by an expat American living in Mexico that Mexican men think all American women are sluts. (I assume that generalization extends to canadienses.) His theory is that Mexicans see television shows like Sex and the City and think it's reality. I'm acutely aware of this when interacting with Mexican men, and as a result am somewhat guarded, which I really don't want to be. I'd...
  • Ted Cruz is a presidential candidate to be reckoned with

    07/02/2015 10:40:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 2, 2015 | Sylvia Van Peebles, San Diego Politics
    Every once in a while there comes along a candidate who is head and shoulders above the rest. Such a person is Senator Ted Cruz. He is that rare candidate who stands his ground, does not intimidate, never loses his cool and is, above all, always a gentlemen. Everyone who is anyone in the liberal media has been having interviews with Cruz. Not because they are so enamored of the Senator, but more because they are on a mission-a mission to trip him up, catch him off-guard, back him into a wall. They haven't been successful yet. Cruz is fully...
  • Grexit Vodka: Greece's Debt Inspires New Cocktail

    07/02/2015 10:37:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6/30/15 | Polly Mosendz
    If you'd like to get drunk and be reminded of the Greek economic crisis all at once, Uwe Dahlhoff has just the product for you: Grexit vodka. The German entrepeneur trademarked the word "Grexit" last week and set about creating different drinks to go along with it. The vodka is lemon flavored, an ode to the saying "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade."
  • Woman in Mexico is put in jail for refusing to do husband’s laundry

    07/02/2015 10:28:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Zorro Noticias Latino ^ | July 01, 2015
    A man in Tamaulipas, Mexico claimed that his wife disrespected him after he asked her to do the laundry—and had her put in jail for “causing a disturbance.” Truck driver Edgar Ivan Perez Alvarado, 26, claimed that his wife, Dulce Requena Garcia, 21, would not iron his clothes because she believed he was going to meet a mistress. […] Garcia was unable to pay the disturbance fine of 400 pesos, an equivalent of $25. The husband also refused to pay the fine, according to the publication (Puebla en Linea), and instead she was ordered a 12-hour sentence. …
  • Activists Planned to Burn U.S. Flag in NYC Park —

    07/02/2015 10:27:32 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/1/15 | Oliver Darcy
    When They Showed Up, These Guys Were Waiting(strong language warning) Anti-police activists were set to burn the American flag at a New York City park Wednesday evening, but their plans seemingly changed when dozens of bikers and veterans came out to counter protest. Flocking to Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park, individuals opposed to burning the U.S. flag waited for the “Disarm NYPD” group to arrive. While most urged for peace, several bikers threatened violence toward anyone who would burn the American flag. “We’re here to f*** up tiny liberal punks,” a biker who refused to identify himself told TheBlaze. US Activists...
  • Scott Walker’s Hard Right Turn in Iowa May Hurt Him Elsewhere

    07/02/2015 10:24:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 2, 2015 | Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin
    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin spent months persuading influential Republicans that he alone had the impressive conservative achievements and mainstream American appeal needed to not only win the party’s nomination but also recapture the White House. Breakout performances on the stump in Iowa early this year vaulted Mr. Walker, who is expected to officially enter the presidential race this month, into the lead in polls in the state with the nation’s first nominating contest, and cemented him among the top three Republican contenders in most national surveys. But the expectations created by that early prominence, as well as a growing...
  • Political correctness 101: Praising America, virtues of hard work dubbed ‘micro-aggression’ on…

    07/02/2015 10:21:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 02, 2015 | Kyle Rothenberg
    Simply asking someone “Where are you from?” or calling America "the land of opportunity” is now considered offensive at some colleges and universities, where such “micro-aggressions” are detailed in training programs and seminars for new faculty and staff. Other examples of “offensive” statements include, “I believe the most qualified person should get the job,” “Affirmative action is racist,” Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough,” When I look at you, I don’t see color,” and “I don’t believe in race.” A full list of these “offensive” statements can be seen here. The newly forbidden terms were...
  • Kurds intent on carving new state out of Iraq after ISIS fight ‘whether the US likes it or not’

    07/02/2015 10:17:10 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 2, 2015 | Adam Housely
    Kurdish fighters and leaders are intent on carving an independent state out of Northern Iraq after they wrest back vital territory from the Islamic State "whether the U.S. likes it or not," according to American and international security forces on the ground.
  • Schools Implant IUDs in Girls as Young as 6th Grade Without Their Parents Knowing

    07/02/2015 10:16:17 PM PDT · by TangibleDisgust · 11 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Steven Ertelt, Rebecca Downs
    When asked if a sixth grader could get an IUD implanted without parental consent, Take Charge told CNSNews.com: “We encourage all Take Charge providers to offer long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) in their clinics. A young person does not need parental consent to obtain a LARC or any other contraceptive method…If the young person is not choosing abstinence, she would be able to select a LARC and have it inserted without parental consent.”
  • Bubba Watson to paint over Confederate flag on General Lee

    07/02/2015 10:07:58 PM PDT · by John W · 51 replies
    espn.com | July 2, 2015 | ESPN.com news services
    Bubba Watson, the third-ranked golfer in the world and owner of one of the official General Lee cars from the late 1970s TV show "Dukes of Hazzard" has decided to paint over the Confederate flag that adorns the top of the widely recognizable vehicle. Watson tweeted his plans Thursday night about the car he bought at auction several years ago for $110,000. @bubbawatson All men ARE created equal, I believe that so I will be painting the American flag over the roof of the General Lee #USA 7:18 PM - 2 Jul 2015
  • Cass Sunstein Warns Against 'New Cadre of Thought Police'

    07/02/2015 10:04:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    MRC TV ^ | June 29, 2015 11:31am ET | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Cass Sunstein, the former Obama administration “regulatory czar,” has warned the campus crusade against “microaggressions” could potentially be enforced by a “new cadre of thought police.” […] Sunstein chastises the University of California at Berkeley for its “willingness to consider disciplining people for making one of a large number of statements, many or all of which most Americans would consider harmless or even correct.” He also mentions another university, the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, has taken a stand against microaggressions by publishing a list of “examples of racial microaggressions.” …
  • A question for you to ask Black Pastors and Black church members (Vanity)

    07/02/2015 9:59:55 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 8 replies
    July 3, 2015 | Din Maker
    My question to Black Pastors is very simple: Thanks to "your first Black President" Barack Obama and the Liberal Democrats, Same-Sex Marriage is now the Law of the Land. What are you going to do when Marquis and Jervonte, or LaQuisha and Tatiana, show up and want you to marry them in a same-sex marriage ceremony? And if you don't comply, you face your church losing it's Tax-Free Status and you face possible jail time. What are you going to do? To Black Church folk: What are you going to do when your Pastor is handcuffed and taken to jail...
  • Pakistan Army Officer, Dozen Others Killed In Suspicious Train Accident

    07/02/2015 9:59:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin
    Radio Free Europe ^ | July 03, 2015
    t least 14 people including a senior army officer were killed July 2 when a train carrying more than 200 fell into a canal in Pakistan after the partial collapse of a bridge. The incident, which a government minister said might have involved sabotage, occurred near the eastern town of Wazirabad in the country's most populous province, Punjab. The train was headed to the garrison town of Kharian. The military said four carriages derailed as the train, which was carrying army troops and military hardware, crossed Chanawan Bridge. Military spokesman Asim Bajwa said that 14 bodies had been recovered, including...
  • Greek debt crisis: Major rallies due ahead of vote

    07/02/2015 9:55:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 46 minutes ago
    Divisions in Greece have sharpened ahead of the vote. One poll cited by euro2day.gr said 47% of people were leaning toward a "Yes" vote, with the "No" camp at 43%. A previous poll suggested the "No" camp had a shrinking lead. Mr Tsipras has said that a strong "No" vote will help lead to a "better agreement" with creditors. "Our efforts are focused on overcoming the crisis as fast as possible, with a solution that preserves the dignity and sovereignty of our people,'' he said. But EU leaders have warned that a "No" vote on Sunday may see Greece leave...
  • Hagar: Does Ted Cruz have advantage in wooing Adelson?

    07/02/2015 9:53:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Reno Gazette-Journal | July 2, 2015 | Ray Hagar
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.rgj.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/02/hagar-ted-cruz-advantage-wooing-adelson/29655093/
  • Government Trolls Are Using "Psychology-Based Influence Techniques" On YouTube, Facebook And Twitter

    07/02/2015 9:50:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 7/2/15 | tyler durden
    Submitted by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, Have you ever come across someone on the Internet that you suspected was a paid government troll? Well, there is a very good chance that you were not imagining things. Thanks to Edward Snowden, we now have solid proof that paid government trolls are using “psychology-based influence techniques” on social media websites such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Documents leaked by Snowden also reveal that government agents have been conducting denial-of-service attacks, flooding social media websites with thinly veiled propaganda and have been purposely attempting to warp public...
  • Clinic Killing Black Woman in Abortion Sends Abortion Proceeds to “Movement for Black Lives”

    07/02/2015 9:36:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Carole Novielli
    Despite Blacks coming together to speak up for Black Lives many are ignoring the Black unborn child in the womb targeted by abortion. In addition, at least one abortion clinic has publicly pledged to donate a portion of each abortion they perform to a new Black Movement in Cleveland. From Friday July 24 to Sunday July 26th, 2015, hundreds of Black activists from around the country convene in Cleveland, Ohio for the inaugural Movement for Black Lives. From the event website: Now, after months of intense action, our people need space to begin the creation of a collective mission that...
  • Zoo Celebrates the Birth of Five Endangered Dingo Pups

    07/02/2015 9:33:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | Richard Noone
    THEY cannot open their eyes yet but these oh-so-cute dingo pups and their offspring may hold the key to their species’ very survival. Bred in captivity at the Australian Reptile Park to resident dingoes Adina, 12 months, and two-year-old Fred, the litter of five pups is part of a concerted effort to ensure the nation’s iconic top order predator does not go the way of the Tasmanian tiger. “The dingo plays a very important role in the Australian ecosystem,” the zoo’s general manager Tim Faulkner said. “Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate on earth due to habitat distribution, agriculture,...
  • The Blatant Ignorance of Republican Presidential Candidates

    07/02/2015 9:30:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 21 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 2nd, 2015 | By Charles P. Pierce
    The symptoms of the prion disease are beginning to become so obvious that even some of our more prominent pundits are beginning to notice them. For example, even former Karl Rove life-coach Ron Fournier has noticed the severe lack of Abraham Lincolns in the current GOP presidential candidates. And noted climate-denialist and baseball drone George Effing Will has staked out the bold position that many of these candidates have gone so far around the bend that they've crossed some kind of termination barrier. It is, therefore, especially disheartening that Cruz, who clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist and who is...
  • Full Plutonian day (quick GIF, Pluto)

    07/02/2015 9:29:11 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    http://reddit.com/r/space/comments/3bvlz0/full_plutonian_day/ ^ | Unknown NASA copied by someone onto reddit
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-03-15, FEAST, St. Thomas, Apostle

    07/02/2015 9:21:10 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies
    USCCB.orgRNB ^ | 07-03-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 3, 2015   Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle Reading 1 Eph 2:19-22 Brothers and sisters: You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone. Through him the whole structure is held together and grows into a temple sacred in the Lord; in him you also are being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. Responsorial Psalm PS 117:1bc, 2 R. (Mark 16:15) Go out to...
  • Bill Maher on Donald Trump “Frankenstein Monster Created By Tea Party” VIDEO

    07/02/2015 9:18:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Monsters and Critics ^ | July 1, 2015 | April Neale
    “He never apologizes, he’s never wrong…he’s the white Kanye!” – Bill Maher On the last HBO “Real Time with Bill Maher” episode before the July vacation hiatus, host Bill Maher was joined by mid-show interview guest Judd Apatow, and panelists Kristen Soltis Anderson, Michael Eric Dyson and Mary Katharine Ham, who hashed over the viability of Donald Trump as a GOP contender. During the segment, Maher quips he was waiting for the “Trump-Christie” GOP ticket. Now that Christie has thrown his hat in the ring too, this is actually a remote possibility. Despite the unvarnished remarks slung by Donald Trump,...
  • [From October 21, 2013] Chamber President to Ted Cruz: 'Sit Down and Shut Up

    07/02/2015 9:04:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 38 replies
    USNews.com ^ | October 21, 2013 | Rebekah Metzler
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce president Tom Donahue said something Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, could work on was learning how to 'sit down and shut up' after the firebrand conservative led a Republican effort to defund President Barack Obama's signature health care law resulting in a 16-day federal government shutdown and near credit default. "He has his right as a member of the Senate to get out and push the things he supports or resist the things he doesn't support and we're going to try to work with him wherever we can," Donahue said during an event hosted by the Christian...
  • Breaking: US Air Force Cancels Two UK 4th of July Shows Due to “Severe and Credible” Threats (VIDEO)

    07/02/2015 9:03:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/2/15 | Jim Hoft
    Breaking: US Air Force Cancels Two UK 4th of July Shows Due to “Severe and Credible” Threats (VIDEO) Jim Hoft Jul 2nd, 2015 9:40 pm 6 Comments The US Air Force cancelled two air shows planned on Independence Day in Great Britain because of threat there is considered severe and credible. The two-day festival was due to be hosted by US crew based in RAF Lakenheath and Mildenhall, England. The Daily Mail reported: The U.S. Air Force has cancelled planned Independence Day celebrations at a Norfolk RAF base due to the increased risk of a Jihadi terror attack. The two-day...
  • Home Invasion Survivor: I Was Against Guns, Now I Carry

    07/02/2015 8:58:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    First Coast News | 7/2
    Home invasion survivor: I was against guns, now I carry
  • Watch: Low Information Millennials Think Hillary Clinton’s Mansions Belong to GOP Candidates

    07/02/2015 8:54:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/2/15 | Austin Ruse
    The Leadership Institute’s Campus Reform sent a film crew into the streets around the White House with pictures of four mega-properties where Hillary Clinton has lived. He asked various millennials which of the candidates for president they thought had lived in each property. First up was the $5.7 million “embassy estate.” Rubio got one vote, Dr. Ben Carson another. Second was the $1.7 million “country-side cottage.” Jeb Bush won that one. Third was the $11 million “Hampton’s hideaway.” It was Rubio and Carson again. Last was a $13 million “beachside bungalow.” This time Donald Trump got a vote, but Rubio...
  • Perry Emerges as a Leading Anti-Trump Voice in GOP

    07/02/2015 8:54:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | July 2, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Former Gov. Rick Perry, looking to break through in a crowded Republican field for president, is positioning himself as a leading voice against billionaire businessman Donald Trump, whose weeks-old candidacy is already causing headaches for the GOP. Perry, who has kept a low public profile over the past week or two, delivered a speech Thursday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., that was remarkable in its own right. He emphatically urged his party to work harder to connect with black voters and suggested the GOP has occasionally focused too much on state rights at the expense of civil...
  • BBC Admits Pamela Geller Was Right All Along (Bill Clinton aided and abetted Bosnian Islamic Jihad)

    07/02/2015 8:53:47 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | July 2, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    For years I have been saying it: Most Americans still don’t know or understand the implications of America’s support of the jihad in Europe, but that’s exactly what Bill Clinton’s intervention in the Balkans was. Clinton sent American soldiers to fight alongside Bosnian mujahedeen against the Serb Christians in the Bosnia war. The Democrats aligned with the jihad then and the Democrats align with the jihad now, despite the thousands of Americans slaughtered at their hand. Here is yet more of the unending poisonous yield of Clinton’s vicious ill-conceived war. I continue to take heat for my support of...
  • Staffer Told Ted Cruz He Thought a Reporter Was Nice. The GOP Candidate Responded With Harsh Advice

    07/02/2015 8:52:45 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 60 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jul. 2, 2015 6:15pm | Erica Ritz
    After a young staffer told Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz how “nice” a member of the media is, Cruz said he actually stopped the young man with a harsh reminder about the intentions of most reporters.“I actually stopped him and I said, ‘You know what? No, she’s not [nice]. She wants to destroy you. Nothing would make her happier than to take your life and filet you on the front pages. And don’t think for a minute that because she smiles and is friendly to you, that it’s anything else,’” Cruz said, sharing the story on The Glenn Beck Program.“Isn’t...
  • Ted Cruz Schools Univision Anchor On How The Constitution Works

    07/02/2015 8:48:10 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | July 2, 2015 | Javier Manjarres
    Senator Ted Cruz, who is also a Republican presidential candidate, appeared on Spanish-language TV network Univision’s Fusion TV, to pitched his new book ” A Time For Truth.”The interview was set up to promote the book, but anchor Jorge Ramos decided to take a quick left turn just past the great big gay rainbow, opening up the discussion about marriage equality and the recent Supreme Court decision about gay marriage.Ramos seems to desperately try to corner Cruz and convince him that judicial activism is how the U.S. government works.Professor Cruz took it upon himself to whip out his paddle and...
  • Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC

    07/02/2015 8:45:33 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/2/15 | VERENA DOBNIK
    Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to America ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless. "We were hungry, and I cried for two days," Limnioti said. "I felt homeless in New York." The couple skipped a few meals before spending their last dollars on dinner at McDonald's. Strangers from two Greek Orthodox churches in the city's Queens borough came to the rescue, giving them survival cash until their flight home to Greece on Friday. Their financial...
  • Sen. Cruz: America Should Stand With the Cuban People, Not With Their Dictators in Havana

    07/02/2015 8:42:53 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Cruz.Senate.Gov ^ | July 1, 2015 | Senator Ted Cruz
    Pledges to oppose any ambassador to Cuba or funds for embassy construction WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding President Obama's announcement that his Administration has reached a deal with Cuba to reestablish full diplomatic relations with the communist country: "President Obama announced today he is continuing his policy of unconditional surrender to Fidel and Raul Castro by rewarding one of the most violently anti-American regimes on the planet with an embassy and an official representative of our government. I, for one, want the Cuban people to know that there are still those who...
  • Nigeria Boko Haram Crisis: Militants 'Kill 150' (Gunned Down Praying in Mosque)

    07/02/2015 8:31:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/2
    Nearly 150 people are reported to have been killed by suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants in attacks in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state. Eyewitnesses say the gunmen stormed the village of Kukawa near Lake Chad on Wednesday evening, killing 97 people, including women and children. On Tuesday, the militants shot dead 48 men after they had finished prayers in two villages near the town of Monguno, a resident told the BBC. The women are said to have been spared. Monguno was recently recaptured from Boko Haram. At least 23 people died in the town last month after a confiscated Boko Haram...
  • ‘Painting With Broad Brush': Perry BLASTS Trump’s ‘Huge Error’ With Mexicans Comment

    07/02/2015 8:28:50 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 2 2015 | Daily Caller
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry ripped real estate mogul Donald Trump for his recent comments on Mexicans Thursday, calling them a “huge error,” adding further that he was “painting with a broad brush” with the rhetoric. In an interview on “Your World” with guest host Charles Payne, Perry said Trump’s comments were just “wrong,” pointing to the Hispanics that have fought for America, especially in his home state.
  • 56,085,000 Women Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Declines to 56.7%

    07/02/2015 8:20:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 2, 2015 | 9:17 AM EDT | Ali Meyer
    There were 56,085,000 women 16 or older who did not participate in the nation’s labor force in June, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 56.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that 56,085,000 women did not have a job or actively seek one in the past four weeks. The civilian labor force, which consists of all people in the civilian noninstitutional population who either had a job during the month or actively sought a job declined in June to 73,547,000 from the 73,577,000 in the labor force in May. …
  • [from January 3, 2014] Giraffe Was on Menu in Pompeii Restaurants

    07/02/2015 8:13:32 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    Discovery News ^ | January 3, 2014 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Giraffe was on the menu in Pompeii's standard restaurants, says a new research into a non-elite section of the ancient Roman city buried by Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79 A.D. The study, which will be presented on Jan. 4 at the Archaeological Institute of America and American Philological Association Joint Annual Meeting in Chicago, draws on a multi-year excavation in a forgotten area inside one of the busiest gates of Pompeii, the Porta Stabia. Steven Ellis, a University of Cincinnati associate professor of classics, said his team has spent more than a decade researching the life of the middle and...
  • NBC severing of ties with Donald Trump called watershed moment for Latino clout

    07/02/2015 8:09:54 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 53 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | June 29 2015 | Fox News Latino
    Latino media advocacy leaders say NBC’s decision Monday to end its business ties with presidential candidate Donald Trump because of his denigrating comments about Mexicans marked a watershed moment for Latinos. “Things are never going to be the same,” said Alex Nogales, the president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition, a Latino media advocacy group, about Latino empowerment. “When have we seen Latinos come out so quickly and strongly against something, and get a result so quickly?”
  • Scott Walker privately reassures ally: “I’m not going nativist; I’m still pro-immigration”

    07/02/2015 8:09:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 2, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Is this news? Nothing he told Stephen Moore in this account is strictly inconsistent with what he said a few months ago about reducing legal immigration as president. Walker was careful at the time to say that was something he wanted to look at, to see if current legal immigration levels are depressing wages and should be adjusted accordingly. He didn’t commit to anything, although he got plenty of excited buzz among the conservative voters he’s wooing for daring to raise the possibility. Even if he had committed to new limits, anything short of a total moratorium could, I suppose,...
  • PGA, USGA, LPGA stick with Donald Trump despite controversial comments

    07/02/2015 8:06:22 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 2 2015 | LA Times
    hough other companies and organizations are cutting ties with Donald Trump following his inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants, the golf world is continuing to do business with the Republican presidential candidate. NBC, Univision and Macy's have cut ties with the real estate mogul following his comments, but the PGA of America, the LPGA, the USGA and the PGA Tour will go forward with their previously scheduled plans to host tournaments on his courses.
  • Former Twin Cities man and ISIL recruiter linked to thwarted terrorist plots in U.S.

    07/02/2015 8:06:13 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 7 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/2/15 | Libor Jany
    Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan, the former Minneapolis high school student turned jihadi recruiter accused of influencing a gunman at a controversial cartoon contest in Texas earlier this year, has been linked to at least two other high-profile homegrown terrorist plots targeting sites in the U.S. Hassan, who goes by Mujahid Miski online, traded tweets with a Rhode Island man facing federal terrorism charges for his role in an alleged plot to kill police officers, according to security analysts. He is also thought to have been in contact with a New York City college student who federal investigators say was intent on...
  • [March 27, 2015] March Hares Hopping on the Rabbit Bandwagon

    Rabbits aren't just for snuggling. They are, in fact, for eating. Though rabbit meat's last heyday (at least in the United States) was during World War II when most of the beef was shipped to troops overseas, the consumption of rabbit meat is again on the rise. While some might find the notion of eating something so cute quite difficult to stomach (Whole Foods' decision to start selling the white meat at select stores in 2014 was met with boycotts and protested by groups such as the House Rabbit Society), the meat has historically been embraced by different cultures and...
  • HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, and GOD BLESS AMERICA

    07/02/2015 8:00:42 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 23 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | July 2 2015 | carlo3b
    HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, and GOD BLESS AMERICAIT'S NOT JUST THE 4th OF JULY, IT IS OUR DAY OF INDEPENDENCEAs Americans, today we set aside the trivialities of everyday life to remember why we enjoy what few in the history of the world have ever experienced, a totally Free Country.. But for the courage of a few, who bravely, at the sacrifice of all they possessed, laid down a marker that the world had never seen, ALL OR NOTHING, FOR FREEDOM..Without their tenacity, and vision, we would be under the boot of some tyrant, struggling to survive at their whim.. Instead...
  • Donald Trump is quickly becoming the GOP establishment's worst nightmare

    07/02/2015 7:55:01 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 76 replies
    http://www.businessinsider.com ^ | 7/2/2015 | Maxwell Tani
    And despite all that, Trump is rising in recent polls, placing second both in national surveys and in polls of key early-voting states. This means one thing: In a little more than a month, the outspoken Trump will almost certainly be one of the candidates who polls high enough to earn a spot onstage at the first Republican primary debate. It's a potential disaster in the making for Republicans who desire a more prim and proper run-up to selecting their nominee.
  • U.S. Confirms First Measles Death Since 2003

    07/02/2015 7:49:16 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 20 replies
    .huffingtonpost.com AP ^ | July 2, 2015 | Martha Bellisle
    SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington woman died from measles in the spring — the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in the state since 1990, health officials said Thursday. The woman lacked some of the measles' common symptoms, such as a rash, so the infection was not discovered until an autopsy, Washington State Department of Health spokesman Donn Moyer said. This is the 11th case of measles in Washington — and the sixth in Clallam County — this year, Moyer said.
  • Black Man Arrested After Admitting to Posting Racist Signs Outside Black Churches

    07/02/2015 7:44:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Root ^ | July 2 2015 | BREANNA EDWARDS
    Forty-four-year-old Vincent Broughton of Colorado Springs, Colo., is facing charges of bias-motivated crime, harassment, littering and disorderly conduct.A Colorado Springs, Colo., man was arrested Tuesday after admitting to local station KRDO that he was the one who posted racially charged signs outside two churches and around the city, KRDO reports. Vincent Broughton, who is black, faces charges of committing a bias-motivated crime, disorderly conduct, harassment and littering, the news site notes. The signs were first put up outside New Covenant Church of God in Christ, and referenced the Ku Klux Klan. On Monday, three signs were found outside the Relevant...
  • Journalists First, Americans Second

    Recall seeing this years ago and did a Google search and found it. In it, Peter Jennings and Mike Wallace talk about their responsibilities as journalists first. Be sure to watch to the end where the general gives his reaction, it's priceless. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did and this (I believe) from the 80's. Hasn't gotten any better, has it?
  • Ted Cruz Goes Rounds with Katie Couric [video]

    07/02/2015 7:40:53 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 19 replies
    https://youtu.be/Ay1SACxNkD4 ^ | Published on June 30, 2015
    VIDEO of Ted Cruz putting Katie Couric in her place.