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  • Woman lashes out at female morality police after they try to force her to wear a hijab on Iranian...

    06/13/2018 6:22:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | June 13, 2018 | George Martin For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Woman lashes out at female morality police after they try to force her to wear a hijab on Iranian subway - and tells them: 'I wear whatever I like!' This is the remarkable moment a defiant woman fights back against Iran's stringent Morality Police after they confronted her about her clothes. The unnamed woman was caught on camera taking a stand against a gang of agents at the Darzaveh Zowlat metro station in Tehran, Iran. In the footage she can be seen booting one of three hijab-wearing policewomen after they took issue with her western clothing. 'I will...
  • Bizarre fish with BIRD-HEAD shaped like PIGEON found

    It is believed to be a grass carp, a freshwater species found in many parts of Asia and America. But the reason for the creature's bizarre head-shape isn't known. Thankfully, the fisherman took pity on it and released the fish back into the water. It's far from the first bizarre creature to emerge from the water.
  • Thefts rise after California reduces criminal penalties

    06/13/2018 6:19:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies ^ | 06/13/2018 | By DON THOMPSON
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. California voters' decision to reduce penalties for drug and property crimes in 2014 contributed to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft, researchers reported. Larcenies increased about 9 percent by 2016, or about 135 more thefts per 100,000 residents than if tougher penalties had remained, according to results of a study by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California released Tuesday. Thefts from motor vehicles accounted for about three-quarters of the increase. San Francisco alone recorded more than 30,000 auto burglaries last year, which authorities largely blamed on gangs. Shoplifting may be leveling off, researchers found,...
  • Mountain Lion Attack Stopped by Man with Handgun ... in 2008

    06/13/2018 6:17:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Family photo of P.J. Schalow and lion that attacked him This attack from 2008 shows the utility of a handgun for defense against big predators. In this case, the mountain lion was found to have rabies. That accounted for its lethargic behavior. The lion ignored the adults in the group and went right for the children. P.J. Schalow was 10 years old at the time. The account in Today is the only one to identify the firearm used as a handgun. From “You could see he was definitely sizing [P.J] up,” Smith said. “He put his paw on...
  • Fight unconscious bias with teachers who reflect culture of their students

    06/13/2018 6:14:41 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | June 9, 2018 | Randal Seriguchi Jr.
    n the past 60 days, police arrested two black men in Philadelphia for sitting in a Starbucks after a white manager called the police on them, a white woman in Oakland called police on a black family for having a barbeque, a white student at Yale called police on a black student for napping in the common space of their dorm, a group of white men called police on a group of black women in Pennsylvania for golfing “too slowly” at the club where they are all members and a white woman in Rialto, Calif., called police on a group...
  • One welfare boost for the poor, another for the rich

    06/13/2018 6:09:39 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    CALmatters ^ | June 11, 2018 | Dan Walters
    When we think of “welfare,” we assume it means supportive income for poor families, particularly those with children.
  • Capitalism is killing the planet and needs to change, says investor Jeremy Grantham

    06/13/2018 6:09:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 13, 2018 | by Fred Imbert
    Jeremy Grantham, the longtime investor famous for calling the last two major bubbles in the market, is urging capitalists and "mainstream economists" to recognize the looming threat of climate change. "Capitalism and mainstream economics simply cannot deal with these problems. Mainstream economics largely ignore [them]," Grantham, who co-founded GMO in 1977, said Tuesday in an impassioned speech at the Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago. "We deforest the land, we degrade our soils, we pollute and overuse our water and we treat air like an open sewer, and we do it all off the balance sheet." This negligence is due in...
  • Are We Suffering from 'Star Wars' Fatigue?

    06/13/2018 6:07:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 11, 2018 | Chris Queen
    I've been a fan of Star Wars from the start. I was only four when the first movie came out, but I remember getting a watch with C-3PO and R2-D2 on it for Christmas in 1977. It's still the most memorable gift from my childhood. I have vivid memories of going to see the original trilogy, both in the original runs and in re-releases. I suffered through the prequels. And my siblings and I have introduced Star Wars love to a new generation through the new films and Disney World visits.
  • Dennis Hof, Nevada's most famous pimp, wins GOP primary

    06/13/2018 6:05:32 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 19 replies
    AP and MSN ^ | 6/13/2018 | MICHELLE L. PRICE
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pimp Dennis Hof, the owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series "Cathouse," won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker. Hof defeated hospital executive James Oscarson. He'll face Democrat Lesia Romanov in November, and will be the favored candidate in the Republican-leaning Assembly district. Hof celebrated his win at a party in Pahrump with Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss at his side. "It's all because Donald Trump was the Christopher Columbus for me," Hof told the Associated Press in a phone...
  • Chelsea Clinton not happy about being compared to Howdy Doody

    06/13/2018 5:56:31 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 83 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/13/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Chelsea Clinton seems to have a very thin skin these days. Some guy on Twitter did a Photoshop portraying her as Howdy Doody (unfortunately for her, the two of them do look alike) and she fired back, in the creepiest passive-aggressive way you can imagine. Here is her sarcastic tweet: "Thanks to Richard & all the people on @Twitter who’ve compared me to Howdy Doody, I now know a bit about him, including that he stood up to bullies & believed in being kind to animals. I’m always happy to be on the side of allyship & kindness. Thanks again!"...
  • Robert Mueller and his Team: Riding the Clown Car

    06/13/2018 5:56:03 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 14 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) The death of the final paltry remnants of customer service is upon us. – A federal judge has ruled against the Jeff Sessions Justice Department, approving the merger of Time Warner and AT&T, in what will be the largest merger of media/entertainment giants in American history. It will also be the merger of two of the three worst customer service organizations – in addition to Comcast – ever conceived by evil human brains. Fair warning: If you are already sick of the horrible, demented, disgraceful lack of service you receive as a...
  • McCarthy: Conservatives Will Not Be Silent About Online Censorship

    06/13/2018 5:55:59 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | Rep. Kevin McCarthy
    Last week, millions of Californians performed their civic duty by voting in primary elections. If these Americans did their homework in the days before the elections, they might have encountered a disturbing piece of fake news: Google search results listed the ideology of the California Republican Party as “Nazism.” This reprehensible smear was an insult to millions of California Republicans, living and dead — especially those who, like Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, worked to free the world from totalitarianism during World War II and the Cold War. But this incident was not merely an insult. It was the latest...
  • If You Want Trump's Tax Returns Repeal Obama's first XO

    06/13/2018 5:53:28 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 14 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 6/13/2018 | Mr. K the KnowItAll
    Never Trumpers are still using the excuse that Trump "won't release his taxes" I have been telling them he doesn't have to now (that he is president). Obama's very first act as president was to HIDE ALL HIS RECORDS with an executive order sealing all "Presidential Records" you can read it for yourself here: So... Trumps records are sealed. I don't even think Mueller can ask for them. (ha ha !!)
  • Play 'Fort Huachuca' brings history to life

    06/13/2018 5:46:14 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Emily Ellis emily.ellis
    Save Fort Huachuca hosted the cast of a Los Angeles-based play about African American Army nurses stationed at the post during World War II on Tuesday, giving the actresses a chance to walk in the the historical footsteps of the characters they play. Seeing the actual setting for her play “Fort Huachuca” was always in the back of playwright Ailema Sousa’s mind during the two years she spent researching and writing the work, which debuted at the 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival on June 7. Sousa, who studied history as an undergraduate, first conceived of the idea following a struggle to...
  • American Medical Association endorses gun control

    06/13/2018 5:44:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    Axios ^ | 6/13/18 | Sam Baker.
    The American Medical Association has formally — and overwhelmingly — endorsed a slate of gun control measures, calling gun violence a public health crisis. Why it matters: The AMA isn’t as powerful as it once was. But in the uphill climb to frame gun violence as a public health issue, having the AMA on board certainly can’t hurt.
  • The Doomsday Clock: Change It Back

    06/13/2018 5:41:02 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 18 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 6-13-18 | MOTUS
    “In 2017, the clock moved from three minutes to midnight to two-and-a-half minutes to midnight. The Bulletin cites the rise of nationalism, Donald Trump's comments over nuclear weapons and the threat of an arms race between the US and Russia. The year was also the first time a fraction was used in the time.” – Wired  By the same time in 2018, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists saw fit to nudge the clock even closer to the hour of the apocalypse: In moving the clock 30 seconds closer to the hour of the apocalypse, the Bulletin of the...
  • Pelosi and Lee invite Warriors to Capitol instead of Trump’s White House

    06/13/2018 5:31:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    sfgate ^ | 06/12/2018 | Hamed Aleaziz
    U.S. Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee on Tuesday invited the Golden State Warriors to Washington, D.C., days after President Trump said the NBA Finals winner would not be welcomed to the White House. Lee and Pelosi sent a letter to Coach Steve Kerr as the team celebrated its victory with a parade through Oakland. “In celebration of your victory, we would be delighted to welcome you publicly as a team or personally as families to the United States Capitol,” the Bay Area representatives said. “Please consider this as a blanket invitation whenever your individual schedules allow.”
  • Obama’s Treason: Even Worse Than We Thought

    06/13/2018 5:17:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 61 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | June 7, 2018 | Robert Spencer
    But Leftist Privilege will prevent him from ever being held accountable. The Washington Free Beacon reported Wednesday that “the Obama administration skirted key U.S. sanctions to grant Iran access to billions in hard currency despite public assurances the administration was engaged in no such action, according to a new congressional investigation.” And it gets even worse: “The investigation, published Wednesday by the House Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, further discloses secret efforts by top Obama administration officials to assure European countries they would receive a pass from U.S. sanctions if they engaged in business with Iran.” This revelation comes after the...
  • Developing a Passion for God (Protestant/Evangelical Devotional)

    06/13/2018 5:17:03 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 6 replies
    I remember a stained-glass window that adorned the library of my alma mater. It was situated above the stairwell at the second-floor landing. In leaded letters, the words in the window declared, “Knowledge is power.” Every time I ascended or descended that staircase I cringed at those words. I did not like them. There was something arrogant about them. I could not deny that the words were true. Knowledge is power. But the lust for power is not a sound motivation to gain knowledge. The Bible is right: Knowledge puffs up; love builds up (1 Cor. 8:1). Even the pursuit...
  • Riots In Jordan Put Gulf States On Edge-Will Abdullah II be the next Arab leader to fall?

    06/13/2018 5:12:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | June 13, 2018 | Ari Lieberman
    The oil-rich Gulf States - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates - are not known for easily parting with their petro-dollars. But this miserly instinct dissipates when the Sheikhdoms perceive a direct threat to the stability of their respective governments. On Sunday, the three nations led by Riyadh pledged to provide Jordan with a cash infusion of $2.5 billion to help the arid kingdom prop up its free-falling economy. Separately, the European Union announced that it would provide Jordan with $23.5 million. The hefty Gulf State bailout is testament to how seriously they view the problem. Jordan has...