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  • Italians to Vote on Referendum with Massive Potential Consquences

    12/03/2016 3:37:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 3, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    Italians will vote on a referendum for reforming the senate on Sunday, but the implications for a loss could collapse the Italian government and threaten the Eurozone. The Italian referendum on Sunday, December 4th, is at face value a vote on constitutional reform of the senate that would limit the power of the upper house of parliament to veto bills, among other proposed amendments to the constitution.
  • Sarah Palin: But... Wait... The Good Guys Won't Win With More Crony Capitalism

    12/03/2016 3:23:37 AM PST · by JediJones · 12 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 12/2/2016 | Sarah Palin
    I am ecstatic for Carrier employees! Their bosses just decided to keep shop onshore. What a relief for hundreds of workers. Merry Christmas Indiana! We don't yet know terms of the public/private deal that was cut to make the company stay, but let's hope every business is equally incentivized to keep Americans working in America. Foundational to our exceptional nation's sacred private property rights, a business must have freedom to locate where it wishes. In a free market, if a business makes a mistake (including a marketing mistake that perhaps Carrier executives made), threatening to move elsewhere claiming efficiency's sake,...
  • Is Colin Kaepernick moving to New York? Controversial quarterback buys Manhattan condo [tr]

    12/03/2016 3:15:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 3, 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has purchased a $3.21million condominium in Manhattan. Kaepernick, who recently put his San Jose, California home up on the market, bought a 1,733 sq ft unit with two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms.  The apartment building in TriBeCa also features oversized windows, a whirlpool tub in the master bathroom and vaulted ceilings.
  • College Brings Back US Flag After Mass Denunciations

    12/03/2016 2:45:51 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 2, 2016 | By Blake Neff
    Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass. will once again fly the American flag on campus, at full-staff, administrators announced Friday. The announcement reverses a decision to remove the flag that made the school a subject of protest and ridicule for the past two weeks. Hampshire initially placed its on-campus flag at half staff following President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the election. But several student activists agitated for the flag to be removed entirely, saying it represented oppressive forces like the police and the U.S. military. Then, the night before Veterans Day, an unknown person took down the flag and burned...
  • Merriam-Webster’s plea: There’s still time to prevent ‘fascism’ from becoming word of the year

    12/03/2016 2:18:57 AM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 2, 2016
    Fascism may be poised to join an elite pool of words — among them science, integrity, socialism, bailout, truthiness and the slang interjection “w00t” — that the Merriam-Webster Dictionary has selected as word of the year. The word fascism, as Merriam-Webster noted on Twitter on Tuesday, spiked in November searches and was an object of interest all year long. The unusually high interest in its definition over the course of 2016 has propelled it to the fourth-most-searched word in the history of the dictionary’s website.
  • No. 4 Washington beats No. 9 Colorado 41-10 for Pac-12 title

    12/03/2016 2:06:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    AP ^ | December 3, 2016 | Josh Dubow
    Washington's opportunistic defense and dominant running game most likely ended any debate about whether the Huskies' weak nonconference schedule would keep them out of the College Football Playoff. Taylor Rapp returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown and Myles Gaskin ran for 159 yards to help No. 4 Washington strengthen its case for a playoff berth with a 41-10 victory over No. 9 Colorado in the Pac-12 championship game Friday night.
  • Tucker Embarrass Newsweek Editor On MADAM PRESIDENT

    12/03/2016 1:53:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/02/16
    Tucker Embarrass Newsweek Editor On MADAM PRESIDENThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiBXBJ_TQsI    
  • TV news executives are not seeing a bidding war for Fox News star Megyn Kelly

    12/03/2016 1:48:44 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 34 replies
    LA Times via Drudge ^ | 12/2/16 | Stephen Battaglio
    Megyn Kelly’s bestselling memoir is called “Settle for More,” but the star anchor may have to settle for less money if she decides to leave the Fox News Channel. Kelly is said to have not made up her mind about staying with Fox News beyond the end of her contract in July, even with an offer of more than $20 million a year to stay, which would put her in the same income bracket as NBC’s “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer. So far no other networks have offered to top Fox’s figure, according to network news executives and agents familiar with...
  • Slave To The Microwave

    12/03/2016 1:38:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/29/16
    Once again I thank you for your guidance, not just with health, but with everything in life, including ways to help heal people. Microwaves are something I haven't used in years and I haven't even owned on in around 7 years, I do not miss it, I can wait a few extra minutes to heat up whatever I need to aswell as  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Uv6gGm4t9Y  
  • The Road to War

    12/03/2016 1:33:57 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2014 | BBC
    A rather good history of the origins and causes of World war I The Road to War
  • Trump, Finally Explained (Trump, A Dunce Like Reagan)

    12/03/2016 1:21:32 AM PST · by goldstategop · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/03/2016 | Gail Collins
    Some of you may find it disturbing that one of Trump’s chief apologists was basically saying that he talks policy like a drunk at happy hour. Some of you may hear Trump constantly contradicting today what he said yesterday and decide he’s an idiot. From now on I’m going to try to think of him as a little bit like my dog, Frieda. Frieda is extremely intelligent, but her memory is only good for about 90 seconds. When you listen to Trump’s Inaugural Address, or his first State of the Union, keep reminding yourself that he’s reserving the right to...
  • Reinstituting earmarks could benefit region (BARF)

    12/03/2016 1:04:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Altonna Mirror ^ | November 27, 2016 | Altoona Mirror editorial board
    Earmarks again are a topic in Congress, and people in this part of Pennsylvania shouldn’t condemn them. Back in the 1970s, when highway construction was booming around the biggest population centers of the Keystone State, places like Altoona, Johnstown, Ebensburg and Bedford were told that once those projects were completed, work would begin on their roadway needs.But as the large-scale projects around Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Erie were completed, the promises that had been made to Blair County and other smaller-population areas, didn’t materialize because of alleged money shortages.The message seemed to be: “We’ll get to you sometime, but for...
  • Obama, Senate Democrats Trying to Keep FCC Democrat Controlled Under Trump Administration

    12/03/2016 12:08:34 AM PST · by redtetrahedron · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12.2.2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and President Obama are taking one more stab at retaining control of the Internet before they leave Washington. Harry Reid and President Obama are circulating a petition to remove the hold on FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel so that she can be reconfirmed before Congress recesses next week. If Obama and the Senate Democrats successfully reconfirm Rosenworcel, the FCC will remain in Democratic control during President-elect Trump’s administration. Her reconfirmation would block Trump’s ability to nominate both Jamison and Eisenach.
  • When a Dog Became a Mother to Bengal Tiger Cubs in Germany

    12/03/2016 12:06:43 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    A dog in northern Germany is once again taking on the role of surrogate parent to a big cat, this time helping rear a pair of rejected Bengal tiger cubs. Leon, a six-year old pointer mix, is helping his owner, zoo keeper Jeannette Wurms, raise one-month old Peach and Pearl at home after the cubs were rejected by their mother at Safaripark Stukenbrock near the town of Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock. “What’s exceptional about (Leon) is that he is a male with such motherly instincts which are very marked,” Wurms, who hand feeds the cubs, said on Monday. “He also acts as...
  • etraeus for Secretary of State Is a Bad Call

    12/03/2016 12:04:53 AM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 3, 2016 | Rob Caskey
    December 3, 2016 Petraeus for Secretary of State Is a Bad Call By Rob Caskey In the parade of prospective cabinet picks making their way to the penthouse of Trump Tower to meet with the president-elect, few have come with more pedigree or more (figurative) baggage than General David Petraeus. Tipped for the position of secretary of state, the retired four-star general is considered to bring with him a wealth of experience garnered from nearly 15 years in the higher echelons of the U.S. Army, including time spent at the helm of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as...
  • National Day Camel Marathon to take place in Dubai on Saturday

    12/03/2016 12:00:40 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, December 02, 2016
    The National Day Camel Marathon in the UAE, organised by the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Centre, HHC, in cooperation with Dubai Camel Racing Club, will take place on Saturday, 3rd December, at Dubai International Endurance City, Saih Al Salam. The Camel Marathon is part of the on-going 45th National Day celebrations. Speaking on the occasion, Souad Ibrahim Darwish, Director of Championships at HHC, said, "Camel racing is one of the most enduring and centuries-old traditional sports in the UAE. Following the success of the inaugural event last year, we have renamed the race as the National Day Camel Marathon since...
  • 'Kill Her, Throw Corpse to Dogs': Saudi Woman Faces Hate for Not Wearing Hijab

    12/02/2016 11:57:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    A social media user wrote, 'we propose blood' while another commented, 'harsh punishment for the heinous situation'. A Saudi Arabian woman is receiving threats and facing calls for her execution after she was photographed without wearing a hijab or abaya. The incident took place in Saudi Arabia's Riyadh. The photograph was first put up on social media by a user named Malak Al Shehri. The account has been deleted since then. The woman in the photograph received backlash on social media with many users calling for strict action against her. One of the users called on the state to "kill...
  • AMERICA Prayer Vigil (12/03/20160)

    12/02/2016 11:49:47 PM PST · by Maudeen · 7 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 12/03/2016 | Self
    The “Donald Trump/Mike Pence Prayer Vigil” and “Heroes and Nation Prayer Thread” have combined to form the America Prayer Vigil prayer thread. Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for our President and Vice-President-Elect and for AMERICA: Government, Family, Military, Business, Education, Churches, Medical Profession and the Media. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. I John 5:14 Religion forum threads labeled “Prayer” are closed to debate of any kind.
  • Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan president risks China's wrath

    12/02/2016 11:45:15 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    UK Gaurdian ^ | 12-3-2016 | Tom Phillips
    Donald Trump looked to have sparked a potentially damaging diplomatic row with China on Friday after speaking to Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen on the telephone in a move experts said would anger Beijing. The call, first reported by the Taipei Times and confirmed by the Financial Times, is thought to be the first between the leader of the island and a US president or president-elect since ties between America and Taiwan were severed in 1979, at Beijing’s behest. The US closed its embassy in Taiwan – a democratically ruled island which Beijing considers a breakaway province – in the late...
  • Wow: Trump becomes first president-elect to speak to leader of Taiwan since 1979

    12/02/2016 11:44:19 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 14 replies
    HotAir ^ | 12/02/2016 | Allahpundit
    Two questions. One: Who initiated the call? And two: Did he understand the significance of what he was doing when it happened? Not sure about the answer to the first question. I’ve got a guess about the second. Donald Trump risks opening up a major diplomatic dispute with China before he has even been inaugurated after speaking on the phone on Friday with Tsai Ying-wen, the president of Taiwan. Trump’s spokesman also confirmed that the call happened. The U.S. maintains unofficial relations with Taiwan but hasn’t conducted official diplomacy since the end of Carter’s administration, as a concession to maintaining...
  • 'If You Love Jesus, you Will Die Like Jesus' ISIS Savages Crucify Christian for FIVE HOURS

    12/02/2016 11:43:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Fri, Dec 2, 2016 | Katie Mansfield
    ISLAMIC State fighters crucified a Christian in a harrowing five-hour ordeal telling him “if you love Jesus, you will die like Jesus”. Christians who fled their homes when ISIS took control of large swathes of Iraq have revealed the sickening torture those who were left behind were forced to endure. The jihadis gave Christians four options - leave, convert to Islam, pay a religious tax or die. Now one Christian, named Esam, has revealed how his brother-in-law was crucified following five hours of torture. Speaking to charity, ADF International, he said: “My wife’s brother was crucified by Daesh. “He was...
  • SCURVY OUTBREAK: Australia Hit by Wave of Vitamin C Deficiency Disease

    12/02/2016 11:35:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Wed, Nov 30, 2016
    DOCTORS have been surprised by an outbreak of SCURVY in Sydney.The salty sea dog condition - often caught by sailors on long voyages because of a lack of vitamin C - has been found to be making a surprising comeback Down Under. Research by Sydney's Westmead Hospital found that patients suffering from wounds that refused to heal often had scurvy because of generally poor dietary habits. Scurvy is a disease resulting from a lack of vitamin C - found in citrus fruits like oranges and limes - early symptoms include weakness, feeling tired, curly hair, and sore arms and legs....
  • Chef Who Invented General Tso’s Chicken Dies at 98

    12/02/2016 11:25:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 2, 2016 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Chef Peng Chang-kuei, who cooked up the recipe for General Tso’s Chicken, a perennial favorite Chinese dish in the US, has died of pneumonia at age 98. The chef, who also founded the Hunan-style chain Peng’s Garden Hunan Restaurant, invented the sweet and slightly spicy, deep-fried staple that became a favorite in American-style Chinese eateries across the country. The dish — believed to be named after Tso Tsung-tang, a Qing dynasty general – was introduced to the US by way of the Big Apple in the early 1970s as an example of Hunan cooking.
  • Democrats, NOT TRUMP Racialized Politics: Heather MacDonald on Tucker Carlson (VIDEO)

    12/02/2016 10:58:25 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 4 replies
    Tucker Carlson ^ | 12/2/16 | Heather MacDonald & Tucker Carlson
    Heather MacDonald discusses how Democrats have poisoned the political discourse by demonizing whites with phantom charges of racism. Click link to watch the 3 minute video.
  • Poland Takes Its Military Might Seriously

    12/02/2016 10:49:14 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 1 Dec, 2016 | Agnia Grigas
    A call earlier this week between President-elect Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May — in which they agreed on the need for more NATO member states to commit two percent of their GDP on defense spending — brought European security debate back into the limelight. Although Trump gained notoriety in Europe for his skepticism of America’s alliances, there has been a surge of high-ranking politicians and government officials on both sides of the Atlantic saying that Europe is not doing enough for its defense. Earlier British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that Europe should “step up to the...
  • Easy German 143 - What Germans say about Donald Trump

    12/02/2016 10:45:53 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 18 replies
    LOL, they have some Californian in Berlin commenting about Donald Trump in May 2016, and of course 95% of the comments are negative. With a German commentator to boot.
  • Ellison Considers Leaving Congress if Picked for DNC Chair, Dean Drops Out

    12/02/2016 10:02:39 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 36 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 12/3/16 | KSTP/AP
    Howard Dean took himself out of the race to become chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Friday, while the frontrunner in the contest, Rep. Keith Ellison, said he may leave his Minnesota congressional seat to serve in the position. The two dramatic announcements came during the first public forum in the race to lead the DNC after Democrats lost the White House in November's election. Ellison, a supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primary, has the backing of much of the party's liberal wing and that of incoming Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Ellison is one of...
  • Election argument ends with assault, Donora police say

    12/02/2016 9:54:59 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    An argument over the recent presidential election in the lobby of a Donora high-rise apartment complex ended with a resident of the building hitting a 69-year-old woman over the head with a chair, police said. Matthew Pugh, 27, of Donora Towers, 685 Meldon Ave., was arrested Wednesday on a warrant obtained by Donora police on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment. Borough police were called to the apartment complex Nov. 20. Witnesses told police that Pugh and the woman, also a Donora Towers resident, were in the lobby when they got into a disagreement about...
  • Funding Leftist Frenzy

    12/02/2016 9:53:28 PM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    Frontpage ^ | December 1, 2016 | Deborah Weiss
    In anticipation of a Trump loss, Hillary Clinton and her cohorts professed that anything other than graceful acceptance of the loss would “threaten democracy.”  But now that Trump has won, the left has hypocritically become unhinged.  After violent protests, petitions to eradicate the electoral college, and coddling college age students to miss class, delay exams and obtain psychotherapy to deal with the “trauma” of the election results, liberal political elites are in fear that the left will at last, calm down and accept the results.  They cannot accept such complacency.   Democrats got defeated in a sweep across the nation,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-03-16, M, St. Francis Xavier, Priest

    12/02/2016 9:50:21 PM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-03-16 | Revised New American Bible
    December 3, 2016 Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest Reading 1 Is 30:19-21, 23-26 Thus says the Lord GOD,the Holy One of Israel:O people of Zion, who dwell in Jerusalem,no more will you weep;He will be gracious to you when you cry out,as soon as he hears he will answer you.The Lord will give you the bread you needand the water for which you thirst.No longer will your Teacher hide himself,but with your own eyes you shall see your Teacher,While from behind, a voice shall sound in your ears:“This is the way; walk in it,”when you would turn to...
  • Former Immigration Officer: Many Illegals Can Vote with Fake Documents

    12/02/2016 9:45:41 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | Katie McHugh
    A former immigration officer says many illegal aliens can vote in national elections, in part because they can easily buy fake identification documents. “I probably arrested more than a thousand illegal aliens in my career,” retired ICE Special-Agent-In-Charge Claude Arnold said during an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. “I routinely encounter people in possession of voter registration cards… I would ask them, ‘Do you or have you voted?’ And often, I would get the answer, yes,” he said, adding that about 100 illegals told him that they had voted. Illegals can vote because they can get realistic fake documents,...
  • Hilarious Trump Christmas Parody “It’s The Most Wonderful Time in 8 Years”

    12/02/2016 9:27:35 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | Truth Seeker
    Goodbye Obama! Songwriter Dana Kamide performs vocals on This wonderful, hilarious Christmas song parody which says it all! - - Based on the song Andy Williams made popular in the 60's... This version also parodies the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" When George Baily begs God (through his guardian angel Clarence) to let him live again... This time he begs God to help Donald Trump "Make America Great Again" Hillary makes an appearance as the Abominable Snowman in the end... Singer, songwriter and Entertainer Dana Kamide wrote the lyrics and performed the lead vocals and produced the video. Democrats got...
  • Rep. Chris Collins Becomes Most Popular Member On House Floor

    12/02/2016 9:26:41 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    “ He’s having fun with it,” said the aide, who recalled how much the House “Trump caucus” has grown from five or six members when Collins first launched it to another meeting this week where 50 members appeared who had never been there before. (Snip) A few Democrats have also slipped Collins their resumes as well. “I think there are a handful of Democrats that are interested in working in the administration. As we’ve seen Donald Trump is being very strategic with whom those Democrats are. They’re senators in very Republican states...”
  • Trump Thank You Tour Full Speech at Ohio Rally 2016

    12/02/2016 9:21:07 PM PST · by thesligoduffyflynns · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 2016 | YouTube
    runs 1 hour 26min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGQRiAc5iJI
  • Spain to raise minimum wage by 8 percent in 2017

    12/02/2016 9:17:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 2 December 2016 16:32 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Spain’s minority conservative government on Friday approved raising the country’s minimum monthly wage by 8.0 percent in 2017 to €825.50 ($876) as demanded by the main opposition Socialists. Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro said the rise — approved at a weekly cabinet meeting — was “negotiated with other political groups”. The minimum wage will rise from €764.40 to €825.50, an increase of €61.10. That is higher than the monthly minimum wage of €618 in neighboring Portugal, but far lower than the minimum wage of €1,467 in France. …
  • Nico Rosberg announces retirement from F1 with immediate effect

    12/02/2016 9:16:27 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 2 Dec, 2016 | Luke Smith
    Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement from Formula 1 with immediate effect following his World Championship victory in Abu Dhabi last weekend. Rosberg, 31, edged out Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton for his maiden F1 title by five points through the 2016 season, emulating his father, Keke, who won the title in 1982. Rosberg signed a new contract with Mercedes last spring, but ahead of Friday’s FIA prizegiving in Vienna, the German announced in a press conference that he would be retiring from F1 with immediate effect. “When I won the race in Suzuka, from the moment when the destiny of...
  • Alabama Death Row Inmate Ronald Bert Smith Asks US Supreme Court to Stop Execution

    12/02/2016 9:15:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    al.con ^ | 12/2
    An Alabama inmate on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay his upcoming execution to consider whether a judge should have been able to give him a death sentence when the jury recommended life imprisonment. Ronald Bert Smith is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection next Thursday for the 1994 slaying of Huntsville convenience store clerk Casey Wilson. A jury recommended life imprisonment without parole by a 7-5 vote, but a judge sentenced Smith to death.
  • General Mills Joins $4 Million Pollinator Initiative

    12/02/2016 9:11:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    KSTP ^ | December 01, 2016
    Minnesota-based General Mills will be part of a partnership that will plant more than 100,000 acres of pollinator habitat over the next five years, the company announced Thursday. General Mills, the Xerces Society and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are teaming up on the $4 million project to support farmers across the United States by offering technical assistance to plant and protect habitat like native wildflower field edges and flowering hedgerows. The habitats will serve bumble bees, squash bees, honey bees and butterflies as well as the crops they pollinate. The funding will also support six biologists who will offer...
  • This new photo shows the sun with a gigantic smile (Who knew.. Sol a Trumpian)

    12/02/2016 9:09:06 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 13 replies
    mashable ^ | December 2, 2016 | Miriam Kramer
    The sun looks like a proud, happy dad with a huge smile in new photos beamed back to Earth by a sun-staring spacecraft. The new images — taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory — show various features of the sun coincidentally coming together to look just like a face with a crooked smile and male-patterned baldness. All in all, this makes the sun bear a striking resemblance to Frasier Crane or perhaps your father. The smiley sun photo was first pointed out on Twitter by solar scientist Karl Battams after the Solar Dynamics Observatory's website was updated with the new...
  • Fighting the Battle that BuzzFeed Insists We Fight

    12/02/2016 9:06:44 PM PST · by DWW1990 · 2 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 12/3/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    We were warned. Because the left is not going to remain silent on the moral issues—and because most liberals are devoted to a “theology of self” (or a “philosophical dumpster fire” as described by David French)—Christians, especially Christian celebrities, are going to remain targets of the homosexual agenda. It doesn’t matter whether you are tied to the wedding industry. It doesn’t matter if you’re famous. It doesn’t matter whether you are a small business owner, a large corporation, or a state government. In spite of the meme they like to perpetuate, the left simply will not tolerate dissent when it...
  • North Carolina Man Hooks Massive 112-Pound Catfish While Fishing

    12/02/2016 8:47:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 85 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 2, 2016 | JENNIFER EARL
    It was hook, line and sinker — literally — for a man who went out fishing over Thanksgiving. Equipped with only a small rod, Wilmington, North Carolina, resident Riahn Brewington struggled as he tried to pull out a fish from Cape Fear River last week. He caught a catfish, but not just any catfish: a giant catfish that weighed more than 112 pounds. The bloated fish was bigger than the top half of Brewington’s body. Brewington couldn’t believe his eyes, and neither could his friends when the fisherman posted his prized catch on Facebook. “Holy Catfish!!!” one Facebook user exclaimed....
  • Here Are the States with the Lowest & Highest Diabetes Rates

    12/02/2016 8:42:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    LIVESCIENCE ^ | December 2, 2016 | Rachael Rettner
    Diabetes is on the rise in the United States, and a new poll looks at where the disease is most and least common. In the poll, from Gallup-Healthways, researchers surveyed a nationally representative sample of more than 176,000 Americans in all 50 states in 2015. The participants were asked whether they had ever been diagnosed with diabetes in their lifetime. The three states with the lowest rates of diabetes were Utah, Rhode Island and Colorado. In these states, 7.5 to 8 percent of the survey participants said they had diabetes. In contrast, Alabama and West Virginia had the highest rates...
  • TX Congressman still fuming over balcony barbecue scolding (trunc)

    12/02/2016 8:25:16 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 23 replies
    "About seven years ago, the architect of the Capitol, who works for the House and Senate, had decided that we all work for him and started making demands," Gohmert said. "One of which was, I could not cook ribs and share them with other members of Congress." For Gohmert, smoking ribs on the office balcony was a quarterly tradition until the architect of the Capitol raked him over the coals, calling the practice a potential fire hazard. (Snip) "It's probably the only time here on Capitol Hill when I actually leave a good taste in people's mouths instead of a...
  • Senator Desperate to Pass "Lame Duck" Bills [semi-satire]

    12/02/2016 8:20:25 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Dec 2016 | John Semmens
    Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) has joined with Sen. John McCain (R-Az) to modify the recently passed Justice Against Sponsors of Terror Act (JASTA). This law allows victims of terrorist attacks to sue the governments that provide funding and sanctuary to terrorists. Graham is concerned that "the existing law can come back to bite us. When Congress overrode President Obama's veto they were thinking 'let's make these Muslim governments pay for the damages done by the groups they harbor.' What was overlooked was the possibility that our own government would be made liable for damage done by terrorists armed by the...
  • Leverage Maneuver – Trump Talks Openly With Taiwan President…

    12/02/2016 8:13:19 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 44 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Sundance
    Ok, this one strategic maneuver has just pegged my too-much-winning needle on max overdrive. Donald Trump took a congratulatory phone call from the President of Taiwan, and now the Chinese will be apoplectic. Those of you who have been with us for a while, will note our arguments against China’s MFN (Most Favored Nation) trade status have continually fallen on deaf ears within DC. Why? Because they are political ears paid to remain necessarily deaf, while various Chinese national interests have taken influence over our legislative priorities on trade and commerce.
  • No, the presidential election can't be hacked

    12/02/2016 8:04:40 PM PST · by Stopthethreat · 17 replies
    Shortly before the Trump won, computer science experts were saying with regard to hacking the election that it was "virtually impossible" and "essentially can't be done". O the hypocrisy
  • Kellyanne Conway Would Be A Feminist Hero If She Were A Democrat

    12/02/2016 8:04:01 PM PST · by OddLane · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 1, 2016 | Julie Kelly
    If you’re a woman still anguishing over “what to tell our daughters” about the 2016 election, I suggest you point to Kellyanne Conway: the first woman to run a successful presidential campaign. This smart, tough, cool mom of four was the winning campaign manager for the most brutal presidential race in history—and she kept a steely smile on her face the whole time. She’s now poised to become either White House press secretary, or the most sought-after political consultant in the world. After taking the helm of the listless Trump campaign in August, Conway helped shape a more disciplined candidate,...
  • Mexican Gets Life Term Over 2013 Lawyer Slaying in Texas

    12/02/2016 7:59:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Dec 2, 2016
    A Mexican man must serve life in a U.S. prison for stalking and helping arrange the 2013 Texas slaying of a lawyer who'd been the acting head of a Mexican drug cartel. Jose Luis Cepeda-Cortes was sentenced Thursday in Fort Worth. The case involved the shooting death of Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa in Southlake, near Dallas. Cepeda-Cortes in May was convicted of interstate stalking, conspiracy to commit murder for hire and tampering with documents or proceedings. Officials said the tampering involved efforts to destroy evidence on his computer. His cousin, Jesus Gerardo Ledezma-Cepeda, was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder...
  • On Sunday Austria To Choose Between Globalism or Populism

    12/02/2016 7:55:08 PM PST · by aquila48 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Dec 2016 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    On Sunday the people of Austria will vote one again for the new President of the country and the choice has come down to an anti-mass migration populist and a left wing globalist. This year’s Austrian presidential election has been the longest in the history of Austria’s second republic and is finally coming to an end on Sunday after controversy and scandal. The Austrian voters have two choices for their new head of state, the anti-mass migration populist Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party or the Left wing pro-European Union candidate Alexander Van der Bellen. The first round of the...
  • WHAT ARE LEPTONS?

    12/02/2016 7:50:14 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    Universe Today ^ | 1 Dec, 2016 | Matt Williams
    During the 19th and 20th centuries, physicists began to probe deep into the nature of matter and energy. In so doing, they quickly realized that the rules which govern them become increasingly blurry the deeper one goes. Whereas the predominant theory used to be that all matter was made up of indivisible atoms, scientists began to realize that atoms are themselves composed of even smaller particles. From these investigations, the Standard Model of Particle Physics was born. According to this model, all matter in the Universe is composed of two kinds of particles: hadrons – from which Large Hadron Collider...