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  • Best Friends: The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution

    05/31/2016 12:54:47 AM PDT · by Jacquerie
    For some time, I’ve had a squib in mind which connected the Declaration and Constitution. Professor William B. Allen of Michigan State University beat me to it some years ago with a paper that did just that. I encourage the reader to examine the entire work. To the small extent that our Declaration is discussed in the public square and taught to our young anymore at all, discourse is typically limited to the clauses surrounding our unalienable rights and equality before God. Addressed far less often are the specific charges directed at King George III and how our Constitution dealt...
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - May 31, 2016

    05/31/2016 12:54:09 AM PDT · by sneakers · 1 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up for a monthly fee. Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the auto-renew option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • On Cutting-Edge Voter Data, Trump Critically Behind Clinton

    05/30/2016 11:44:34 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 18 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | May 30, 2016 | Associated Presstitutes
    Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton by months, even years, in using fast-evolving digital campaigning to win over voters, data specialists working with the GOP say. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has dismissed the science that defines 21st century political campaigns, a tool that President Barack Obama used effectively in winning two terms and the Clinton campaign has worked on for nearly a year. And while it is too early to tell whether the late start signals trouble for Trump, it illustrates the difference between Trump’s proudly outsider campaign and the institutional knowledge within Clinton’s.
  • Mexican soccer Star Alan Pulido Rescued Several Hours After Abduction

    05/30/2016 11:29:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    l ^ | Patrick J. McDonnell
    ar Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido has been rescued after being kidnapped in the crime-ridden northern border state of Tamaulipas, Mexican authorities said Monday. The rescue took place after midnight on Monday, according to press accounts quoting officials in Ciudad Victoria, the state capital, where the player had been abducted about 24 hours earlier. Pulido was not believed to have suffered any major injury but was undergoing a medical evaluation. In a brief appearance before the press, he wore a multicolored tank top and had a bandage on his right hand. “I’m well, thank God,” Pulido said in comments to...
  • Beck Shreds Rubio Over Trump Support: ‘You Have No Credibility With Me Any More’

    05/30/2016 11:20:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 30, 2016 | Josh Feldman
    Glenn Beck used to talk about harboring respect for Marco Rubio, but now that Rubio has basically thrown in with Donald Trump, Beck tore into Rubio yesterday over what he deemed as a betrayal. Rubio has indicated in various Twitter spats over the past week that he’s behind Trump by default because there are no other good options to take down Hillary Clinton. But that’s not good enough for Beck. He wrote, “Can you have any credibility when you said one thing on the campaign trail and then the opposite after. Were you lying to us then or now Marco?”
  • Mikhail Gorbachev: Putin Is an Obstacle to Progress

    05/30/2016 11:15:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    time.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Mikhail Gorbachev
    ...Speaking on Echo of Moscow radio, I said I considered Vladimir Putin’s decision to run for a third presidential term to be a mistake. A regular changeover, a periodical renewal of the political establishment was essential and Putin could have set an example. “New people would appear who could move the process on. He would be leaving a legacy with much that was positive.” Oh, dear, that put the cat among the pigeons! United Russia stalwarts, rancorous Internet trolls, professional political fixers, the whole motley crew took as one to berating Gorbachev, as if I had said something subversive and...
  • Gary Johnson Shoots Himself in the Foot: Throws Out Austin Petersen’s Gun

    05/30/2016 11:08:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 12 replies
    Liberty Hangout ^ | May 30, 2016 | Liberty Hangout
    Earlier this evening, Gary Johnson was elected to be the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, achieving a 50% tally in the second ballot and securing his second straight LP nomination. Austin Petersen and John McAfee put up good fights, but weren’t able to attain enough votes necessary to win the nomination, coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively. McAfee neglected to endorse Gary Johnson, but Austin Petersen made it clear from the beginning of his campaign that he would endorse whichever candidate the LP elected. While Petersen and Gary often had testy moments with each other in the debates, Austin stood by...
  • Effort to Expose Russia’s ‘Troll Army’ Draws Vicious Retaliation

    05/30/2016 10:50:27 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | May 30, 2016 | Andrew Higgins
    HELSINKI, Finland — Seeking to shine some light into the dark world of Internet trolls, a journalist with Finland’s national broadcaster asked members of her audience to share their experience of encounters with Russia’s “troll army,” a raucous and often venomous force of online agitators. The response was overwhelming, though not in the direction that the journalist, Jessikka Aro, had hoped. As she expected, she received some feedback from people who had clashed with aggressively pro-Russian voices online. But she was taken aback, and shaken, by a vicious retaliatory campaign of harassment and insults against her and her work by...
  • Nervous, Hillary? Clinton ditches New Jersey event to campaign in California amid fears that ...

    05/30/2016 10:33:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    Complete Headline: Nervous, Hillary? Clinton ditches New Jersey event to campaign in California amid fears that Bernie could embarrass her as he closes the gap to just two points Hillary Clinton is heading back to California earlier than expected, wanting to pull of a win over a surging Bernie Sanders Sanders is dedicating almost all of his time and energy to upset Clinton in the California primary, being held a week from Tuesday Today Hillary Clinton marched in a Memorial Day parade for her adopted hometown of Chappaqua, New York Today Hillary Clinton changed her schedule for the week, canceling...
  • So who is the traitor Republican running third party? Bill Kristol says it's a "him"

    05/30/2016 10:27:35 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 40 replies
    twitter.com/BillKristol ^ | 3/30/2016 | Bill Kristol ‏@BillKristol
    I hope my mention of an independent candidate didn't distract him while paying respects during whichever Memorial Day ceremony he attended.— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 30, 2016
  • Feel the Math

    05/30/2016 9:42:36 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 30, 2016 | Paul Krugman
    Now, I’m not a political scientist or polling expert, nor do I even try to play one on TV. But I am fairly numerate, and I assiduously follow real experts like The Times’s Nate Cohn. And they’ve taught me some basic rules that I keep seeing violated. First, at a certain point you have to stop reporting about the race for a party’s nomination as if it’s mainly about narrative and “momentum.” That may be true at an early stage, when candidates are competing for credibility and dollars. Eventually, however, it all becomes a simple, concrete matter of delegate counts....
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show May 31 2016

    05/30/2016 9:32:09 PM PDT · by GregB · 2 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the Rose half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh's 1250 AM The Answer WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at www.am1250theanswer.com, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver! Grab a cup of joe and lets discuss Rose's latest show. Lots of good guests and and a round table discussion on Fridays!!
  • Crowdsourced Bias (Wikipedia's Achilles Heel)

    05/30/2016 9:31:37 PM PDT · by OddLane · 13 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 31, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    Perhaps the greatest part of living in the current year is the access our civilization has to a virtually limitless supply of information. Although many refuse to take advantage of it, the fact is that we are living during an era which is unprecedented for acquiring and transmitting knowledge at light speed, which I-as someone who narrowly missed out on being a millennial-can appreciate. From the Khan Academy, to more structured online universities, to Web tutorials on how to construct 3D models, there is no domain of expertise concealed from anyone with a reliable Internet connection and a morsel of...
  • Hamas-linked CAIR says US troops should not be honored on Memorial Day

    05/30/2016 9:03:00 PM PDT · by Lera · 25 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | May 30, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    No surprise. CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR officials have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements. (Ahmad denies this, but the original reporter stands by her story.) A California chapter distributed a poster telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI, and a Florida chapter distributed pamphlets with...
  • Are subsidies driving dairy farmers into bankruptcy? [Germany]

    05/30/2016 8:55:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 29.05.2016 | Jan Walter / gro
    Many dairy farmers work long hours though their pay is dropping and a growing number of farms are going bankrupt. They have a low opinion of subsidies. […] Michael Greshake is struggling with low market prices for the dairy products put out by his farm in Velbert, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. His main buyer, a Dutch company, has contractually agreed to buy a set amount of milk. However, Greshake’s farm assumes the risk for overproduction. If contracted farms such as Greshake’s suddenly produce a surplus — and demand fails to grow — purchase prices sink. That is why...
  • Draft paper: Germany to boost military role on world stage

    05/30/2016 8:50:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 27.05.2016 | [nm/sms (AFP, dpa)]
    Germany is ready to take on a bigger military role to maintain global security, according to a government white paper. The draft document indicates a possible shift away from Germany’s postwar era of military restraint. The government’s position paper on security policy, seen by media outlets on Friday, said Germany was increasingly seen as a “key player” in Europe, and had “a responsibility to actively help shape the global order.”It added that Germany could do more at a time when the global community was grappling with threats including terrorism waged by “Islamic State,” cybercrime and a more aggressive Russia. At...
  • Recommendations Canadian Whisky

    05/30/2016 8:45:59 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 35 replies
    May 30, 2016 | Self
    Next week my wife and I are going to Canada for a few days and I would like to buy some Canadian whisky. My price range would be in the area of Johnnie Walker Black Label and below. Any ideas?
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 05-31-16, FEAST, Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    05/30/2016 8:19:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 05-31-16 | Revised New American Bible
    May 31, 2016 Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Reading 1 Zep 3:14-18a Shout for joy, O daughter Zion!Sing joyfully, O Israel!Be glad and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem!The LORD has removed the judgment against you,he has turned away your enemies;The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst,you have no further misfortune to fear.On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem:Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged!The LORD, your God, is in your midst,a mighty savior;He will rejoice over you with gladness,and renew you in his love,He will sing joyfully...
  • Rise of Ad-Blocking Software Threatens Online Revenue (NY Times)

    05/30/2016 8:17:17 PM PDT · by dennisw · 51 replies
    NY Times ^ | MAY 30, 2016 | By MARK SCOTT
    Many of the world’s largest Internet companies, like Google and Facebook, rely heavily on advertising to finance their online empires. But that business model is increasingly coming under threat, with one in five smartphone users, or almost 420 million people worldwide, blocking advertising when browsing the web on cellphones. That represents a 90 percent annual increase, according to a new report from PageFair, a start-up that helps to recoup some of this lost advertising revenue, and Priori Data, a company that tracks smartphone applications. The use of ad-blocking software has divided the online world. Supporters say it allows people to...
  • Great Asian Balls Of Fire!

    05/30/2016 8:11:37 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 30, 2016 | Youtube
    Asian twist on a Jerry Lee Lewis classic!
  • Arizona Shuts Down College Campus Free Speech Zones in the Name of Free Speech

    05/30/2016 7:59:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 30, 2016 | Rod Kackley
    State Rep. Anthony Kern said he handed out materials as part of a church group on the Glendale Community College campus for several years without any trouble. But one year, “all of a sudden they came up with this free speech zone which was way away from the people,” the Republican told the Arizona Capitol Times. That inspired Kern to introduce House Bill 2615, which broadens campus “free speech zones” to the entire public college campus as opposed to designated areas. It provides students the right to exercise their First Amendment rights without concerns about the time, place and manner...
  • Muslim in Eastern Uganda Kills Christian Wife for Leaving Islam, Relatives Say

    05/30/2016 7:58:18 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 8 replies
    Morning Star News ^ | May 30, 2016
    NAIROBI, Kenya (Morning Star News) – A Muslim in eastern Uganda strangled his wife to death this month for leaving Islam, relatives and neighbors said. Awali Kakaire, 34, early in the morning on May 8 killed Mariam Nakirya for embracing Christianity in Mbaale village, Imanyiro Sub-County, Mayuge District, the area residents told Morning Star News. She was 30. Kakaire, who has fled the area, began to suspect his wife was a Christian a month prior, after the local imam questioned him as to why his wife and children had not been attending mosque prayers, nor his children attending the madrassa...
  • Franklin Pierce-Herald poll shows tight NH race, trouble for Clinton [Trump 44% Clinton 44%]

    05/30/2016 7:56:11 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | Monday, May 30, 2016 | Joe Battenfeld
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are deadlocked in the swing state of New Hampshire, but a stunning two-thirds of likely voters say they don’t like either of them, a new Franklin Pierce University-Boston Herald poll reveals.POLL REPORT: Link to results here...POLL TABLES: Dig into the data here...Clinton and Trump are both getting 44 percent of the vote in a general-election matchup yet just only a third of all voters have a favorable view of the two likely presidential nominees, according to the new poll.The poll should cause some concern among Democrats who have counted on New Hampshire’s four electoral votes...
  • New [Environmentalist] Curriculum for seminarians, inspired by Pope Francis

    05/30/2016 7:48:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | 5/30/16 | LISA PALMIERI-BILLIG
    A young Israeli rabbi, Yonatan Neril, especially committed to developing the relation between faith and ecology, has taken to heart Pope Francis’ repeated call to take action to protect the environment against climate change. Rabbi Neril is founder and director of the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development in Jerusalem, which just completed a groundbreaking new survey of 48 Catholic seminaries in North America, Rome and the Holy Land aimed at discovering the extent to which these institutions are taking seriously Francis’ warning and plea. ICSD is a nonprofit organization that works to catalyze a transition to a sustainable human society...
  • Adam Rafferty - Summertime - Solo Fingerstyle Guitar

    05/30/2016 7:39:38 PM PDT · by P-Marlowe · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/4/16 | George Gershwin
    Adam Rafferty with his most unique rendition of the jazz classic, "Summertime." Enjoy!
  • Müller Out, Schönborn In. The Pope Has Changed Doctrine Teachers

    05/30/2016 7:39:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Chisea ^ | May 30, 2016 | Sandro Magister
    For Francis, the right interpretation of “Amoris Laetitia” is not that of the prefect of the congregation for the doctrine of the faith, but that of the Austrian cardinal. Here, for the first time, is his complete text by Sandro Magister ROME, May 30, 2016 – The prefect of the congregation for the doctrine of the faith is still the same, German cardinal Gerhard L. Müller. Who diligently continues to carry out his task, most recently with the monumental address he gave in Oviedo on May 4 for a correct understanding of “Amoris Laetitia,” in harmony with the previous magisterium...
  • Avigdor Lieberman officially sworn in as Israeli war minister

    05/30/2016 7:36:49 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    The former foreign minister was sworn in after receiving 55 votes in the 120-seat parliament (Knesset) while 43 members voted against him on Monday. Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet unanimously approved Lieberman’s appointments. Described by the Israeli daily Haaretz as a politician “to whom military DNA is utterly foreign,” Lieberman is known for his controversial comments, his harsh policies against Palestinians, and pro-settlement stance. Following the reports of Lieberman’s appointment, Israel’s environment minister officially resigned on Friday. In his letter of resignation, Avi Gabbay said that recent “political maneuvering” and replacements are “grave actions that ignore what is...
  • Bernie Sanders Asked About Failures of Socialism in Venezuela and Refuses to Comment

    05/30/2016 7:33:20 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 28 replies
    townhall ^ | May 27, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    It's no surprise Democrat Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is an advocate of socialism. He's openly advocated for socialist policies on the 2016 campaign trail and back in the 1980s, Sanders argued bread lines are a sign of economic progress. "You know, it's funny. Sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is when people are lining up for food. That's a good thing. In other countries, people don't line up for food. The rich get the food and the poor starve to death," Sanders lamented at the time. But now that Venezuelan socialism is leading to the downfall of...
  • Snoop Dogg lambasts Roots remake: 'I can't watch it'

    05/30/2016 7:31:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | May 30, 2016
    The remake of Roots has gained widespread critical acclaim – but not from Snoop Dogg, who posted a short video on Instagram on Monday criticising the show, and suggesting that African Americans should not watch it. In the video, the rapper said that he was fed up with watching films and TV shows that depicted the abuse of black Americans. “12 Years a Slave, Roots, Underground, I can’t watch none of that shit,” Snoop Dogg said, also taking aim at the Steve McQueen-directed Oscar-winning film and the WGN TV series about slaves in Georgia escaping via an underground railroad, which...
  • TEXAS BULLION DEPOSITORY: GOLD BACKED BANK to be COMPLETED Next year

    05/30/2016 7:23:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | May 18, 2016 | Joshua Krause
    Last year Texas Governor Gregg Abbott signed HB 483, allowing the creation of the Texas Gold Depository. “With the passage of this bill, the Texas Bullion Depository will become the first state-level facility of its kind in the nation, increasing the security and stability of our gold reserves and keeping taxpayer funds from leaving Texas to pay for fees to store gold in facilities outside our state,” he said last June. This gold bank would allow Texas to recover the gold that it has stored in New York vaults, and give Texan citizens and institutions a chance to store their...
  • Kentucky Man Arrested For Damaging Display of Memorial Day Crosses

    05/30/2016 7:21:59 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    msn ^ | 5/30.2016 | Katie Reilly
    A man in Henderson, Kentucky has been arrested, accused of damaging with a vehicle more than 150 crosses that were part of a Memorial Day display commemorating those serving in the military. Police said about 160 crosses were knocked down, and 20 were destroyed on Saturday, the Gleaner reported. They were part of a park display of 5,000 crosses that included the names of Henderson residents who have served in the military. Anthony Burrus, 27, was arrested after his vehicle was found parked with pieces of a cross in its tires. Burrus denied responsibility for the damage but said he...
  • Reminder – The 2016 Trump Conservative Critics Were 2009 Obama Fan Boys…

    05/30/2016 7:12:13 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 36 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | 5-30-16 | Sundance
    All in attendance for a dinner meeting with president Obama before he took office. The post-meeting/dinner report in The New Yorker Magazine holds the following quotes told by the glowing participants of their time with President Obama: Richard Lowry:“the only presidential candidate from either party about whom there is a palpable excitement”. Charles Krauthammer: “Obama would be a president with the political intelligence of a Bill Clinton harnessed to the steely self-discipline of a Vladimir Putin”, who would “bestride the political stage as largely as did Reagan.” Bill Kristol:“I look forward to Obama’s inauguration with a surprising degree of hope...
  • Support for Britain to stay in the EU narrows in ORB poll: Daily Telegraph

    05/30/2016 7:02:06 PM PDT · by Mariner · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 30th, 2016 | Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru and Elisabeth O'Leary in Edinburgh
    Support for Britain to stay in the European Union stood at 51 percent, five points ahead of support for a withdrawal from the 28-member bloc but down from a 13-point lead a week ago, an ORB poll for the Daily Telegraph said. Support to leave the EU grew by 4 points to 46 percent according to the poll published on Monday for Tuesday's edition of the newspaper. Britons vote on June 23 on whether to remain in the EU, with important implications for its trade, economic and political status. Writing in the newspaper Lynton Crosby, the political strategist behind Prime...
  • Photo: Bernie Sanders Caught Napping at Memorial Day Ceremony

    05/30/2016 6:51:02 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 70 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 30th 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    A fellow Democrat posted a snapshot of Sen. (I-VT) apparently nodding off during a Memorial Day ceremony in the Presidio military cemetery in San Francisco on Monday. Zoe Dunning, a gay rights activist, veteran, supporter, and high-ranking member of the San Francisco Democratic Party, posted the photograph to Facebook, with the following message: Attending the Memorial Day Ceremony honoring the over 1 million Americans who have lost their lives serving our country, and watching fall asleep during it. There is nothing I can really add here. #imwithher
  • Hillary Clinton broke the rules: Our view (USA Today editorial - link only)

    05/30/2016 6:49:04 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 71 replies
    Link only per copyright restrictions: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/05/30/hillary-clinton-email-server-inspector-general-editorials-debates/85159948/
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 5-30-16)

    05/30/2016 6:48:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 5-30-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Learning from Judas (Judas Iscariot)

    05/30/2016 6:46:49 PM PDT · by metmom · 13 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    The twelve apostles included "Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him" (Matt. 10:4). God can use even an apostate like Judas to teach us some important lessons. Judas is history's greatest human tragedy. He had opportunities and privileges known only to the other disciples, but he turned from them to pursue a course of destruction. Yet even from his foolishness we can learn some important lessons. Judas, for example, is the world's greatest example of lost opportunity. He ministered for three years with Jesus Himself but was content merely to associate with Him, never submitting to Him in saving faith....
  • Endurance: Look to the Future

    05/30/2016 6:46:22 PM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison” (2 Corinthians 4:17). It is far easier to endure trials when we value the future over the present. A few years ago the popular Back to the Future movies dealt rather whimsically with the possibility of time travel, which always involved entering the future. The recurring theme was that with all the complications of tampering with the future, it was better to live in the present. Viewers could infer that, ultimately, it is not worth it to dwell a lot on the future....
  • Detroit girl, 2, dies after being shot by groups feuding over juice spilled on woman

    05/30/2016 6:29:06 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 43 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 30, 2016 | KERI BLAKINGER
    An innocent 2-year-old Michigan girl who was shot in the head as men argued over spilled juice has died, a hospital spokesperson said. Little Makanzee Oldham spent days on life support after she was hit by a stray bullet Wednesday while seated in a car with her father and several other people in Detroit. The problems started when 32-year-old Antoine Smelley dumped juice over a woman’s head just as she was getting ready to leave a Fairmount Drive home go to prom, prosecutors said. Smelley began waving a gun and threatening the woman — and soon Cleveland Smelley, 30, and...
  • The last time there were this many unsold $100M+ homes on the market, the world economy imploded

    05/30/2016 6:18:16 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    boing boing.net ^ | 5/30/16 | Cory Doctorow
    Depending on how much credence you give to "whisper listings," there are between 27 and 50 $100,000,000+ houses on the market; last year, only two houses in that bracket sold worldwide. The glut of super-duper-ultra-luxury houses on the market worries economy-watchers, who view the oversupply as a bellwether for a housing crash -- the last glut (which wasn't nearly as pronounced as the current one) was in 2007/8.
  • Seattle's homeless crisis episode 9: The response from the city

    05/30/2016 6:05:44 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies
    The RESPONSE WE GOT FROM CITYHALL: We are very sensitive to the impact that the SHARE/WHEEL shelter closure is having in our community. However, the City does not have any additional funding for shelter operations. The City’s primary interest is ensuring that the beds we have contracted with SHARE to operate are brought back into operation so that those who are experiencing homelessness in our community are able to access shelter. This interest has been clearly expressed to the men and women of SHARE/WHEEL. Again, thank you for sharing your concerns with the City of Seattle. I also received a...
  • Killing Harambe the Gorilla to Save a 'White Boy' Was 'Racist' Move According to Outcry

    05/30/2016 6:05:01 PM PDT · by drewh · 93 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | May 30, 2016 | Carmine Sabia
    On Saturday a four-year old boy fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. Sadly the gorilla, named Harambe, was shot and killed by zoo officials to save the life of the child, sparking outrage on social media. The most ludicrous of the objections came from those who actually believed the gorilla was killed because of racism. Conservative author and commentator Mark Dice uncovered some of the most outrageous tweets, including a slew that referred to the child as a “white boy” and one that called the killing an act of “white privilege.” As Dice pointed out in his...
  • Physicist Stephen Hawking bewildered by Trump

    05/30/2016 6:04:21 PM PDT · by BurgerAndFries · 91 replies
    Politico ^ | 30th May, 2016 | Louis Nelson
    For Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned expert in theoretical physics and cosmology, the success of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is a mystery. Hawking called Trump "a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator,” during an appearance on the United Kingdom’s ITV network. In addition to his scientific work, Hawking, who has a slow-progressing form of ALS, is a vocal advocate for individuals with disabilities. Trump drew criticism late last year on the campaign trail when he appeared to mock a New York Times reporter with a disability at a rally in South Carolina. Trump later denied mocking the...
  • Seattle's homeless crisis episode 8: Aloha and good riddance to Share and Wheel

    05/30/2016 5:58:23 PM PDT · by mainestategop
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    On highway 99 north of Seattle past Denny Way and the space needle is what was once an abandoned hotel that was later taken over by homeless people and made into a community living center and halfway home for the homeless. It is run by the homeless and formerly homeless and is a shining beacon of what personal responsibility, initiative and Christian love can accomplish. Aloha was originally started by SHARE with help from Catholic charities and the archdiocese of Seattle in 1990. At the time, SHARE was in its infancy when share was made up of sturdy yet responsible...
  • N. Korea's missile launch appears to have failed

    05/30/2016 5:54:57 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/05/3
    N. Korea's missile launch appears to have failed 2016/05/31 09:39 SEOUL, May 31 (Yonhap) -- North Korea launched a missile from its east coast in the early morning of Tuesday, but the launch appears to have failed, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said. "North Korea attempted to launch an unidentified missile from the region near Wonsan at around 5:20 a.m., but it is presumed to have been unsuccessful," the JCS said in a brief text message. The military is studying details of the launch and is maintaining a high level of combat preparedness, the JCS said. Sources said...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: U.S. Coast Guard Integrated Support Command Base, Hawaii ~ 31 MAY 2016

    05/30/2016 5:50:15 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 72 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: US Coast Guard Integrated Support Command Base, HawaiiU.S. Coast Guard Base Honolulu delivers integrated mission support during routine and contingency operations throughout the 14th District area of responsibility.The 14th District’s boundaries of responsibility stretch from the Hawaiian Islands and across most of the Central and Western Pacific. The district commander oversees 25 operational units ashore and afloat throughout the Pacific, which regularly perform missions in maritime safety, protection of natural resources, maritime security, homeland security and national defense.More than 1,150 active duty, 150 Reserve, 80 civilian and 400 auxiliary men and...
  • Allman Brothers Live at the Fillmore East

    05/30/2016 5:42:52 PM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    Youtube ^ | July, 1970 | The Allman Brothers
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWy3Q30Cn2A&list=PLD6245C6E0DE40AE1
  • Joe The Plumber Backing Trump All The Way: "Stop The Holier-Than-Thou Nonsense"

    05/30/2016 5:31:57 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 30, 2016 | Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher
    People talk about a tipping point in time where liberty, freedom, and the system based on our Constitution which allowed America to become the most productive, powerful, and benevolent country in world history could all go away. I don’t know if we’ve passed it, but I know this: I support Donald Trump to try and restore us first to sanity, then back to greatness. If you don’t believe the Constitution and our very way of life hang in the balance in this election, then you’d better start paying attention.
  • CRIF’s new president: French Jews’ situation worst since 1945

    05/30/2016 5:30:00 PM PDT · by Lera · 8 replies
    President-elect of France's umbrella of Jewish communities warns of alarming anti-Semitism, vows to fight hard. French Jews are experiencing the most difficult situation they have encountered since the end of World War II, the newly-elected president of France's umbrella of Jewish communities said. Francis Kalifat, 64, said Sunday that his first priority as president of CRIF is to fight against the anti-Semitism that he said was responsible for the situation he described. "The fight against anti-Semitism is our main cause because French Jews are in the most difficult situation they have experience since World War II," Kalifat said during an...
  • As in US, Trump draws strong reactions in China

    05/30/2016 5:29:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Dong Tongjian and Fu Ting, the Associated Press
    BEIJING (AP) -- China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China though, he's only just emerging as a public figure, despite fame elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV shows. Although the government has denounced Trump's threats of economic retaliation, many Chinese observers see a silver lining in his focus on economic issues instead of human rights and political freedoms. That could make him an attractive alternative to his likely rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump "could in...