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  • 'I never thought Trump would win': meet the Americans who chose not to vote

    11/21/2016 12:17:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | November 18, 2016 | Sarah Marsh
    ---snip--- David, 31, New Jersey: ‘I regret not voting, I never thought Donald Trump would win’ I would have voted for Hillary Clinton, but I didn’t. I thought she would win the White House. I feel heartbroken for those disenfranchised Americans who voted for Trump, not because of his divisive rhetoric, but in spite of it. Hillary is a genius diplomat, but she proved, once again, to be an ineffectual communicator. She could not reach those desperate to put food back on their table. I used to drive past the front-lawn Trump signs in my town and dismiss the homeowner...
  • Many in Milwaukee Neighborhood Didn’t Vote — and Don’t Regret It

    11/21/2016 5:23:19 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 21, 2016 | SABRINA TAVERNISE
    MILWAUKEE — Four barbers and a firefighter were pondering their future under a Trump presidency at the Upper Cutz barbershop last week. “We got to figure this out,” said Cedric Fleming, one of the barbers. “We got a gangster in the chair now,” he said, referring to President-elect Donald J. Trump. They admitted that they could not complain too much: Only two of them had voted. But there were no regrets. “I don’t feel bad,” Mr. Fleming said, trimming a mustache. “Milwaukee is tired. Both of them were terrible. They never do anything for us anyway.”
  • Observers do nothing to help dying man in Chicago street

    04/21/2016 10:39:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2016 1:28 PM EDT
    Surveillance video shows more than a dozen people doing nothing to help a Chicago bartender as he is attacked, left unconscious on the street and accidentally run over by a taxi. Marques Gaines later died at a hospital. The family of 32-year-old Gaines has filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against several businesses and taxi companies in his Feb. 7 death. …
  • The makings of our voting universe

    02/13/2016 10:13:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/13/14 | Obie Usategui
    Our nation’s impending illiteracy and apathy, were the principal causes for electing the likes of a Barack Obama to the presidency of the nation as well allowing for a Hillary Clinton or a Bernie Sanders to contend for the presidency If you are like me, a political enthusiast of sorts, you probably have not missed any of the political debates that have taken place in the last few weeks, just as you might have followed the overwhelming blitzkrieg of national polls with last-minute details on how candidates are doing in their presidential races. By now, I am almost sure, you...
  • GOOD NEWS!!!

    06/01/2015 5:42:56 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies
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  • Clarissa Ward On 4 Years Of Civil War In Syria [And Chaos From Obamas JV-Team]

    03/17/2015 5:43:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    CBSNews ^ | March 17, 2015
    CBS NEWSMarch 16, 2015 Clarissa Ward On 4 Years Of Civil War In Syria Sunday marked four years since Syria plunged into chaotic civil war. As the conflict enters its fifth year, President Bashar Assad remains resolute in the face of a rebel movement determined to remove him from power. The consequences of the war are staggering: more than 215,000 people have been killed and nearly 4 million are now refugees. The change was precipitated by the formation of the Free Syrian Army, and with it, the militarization of the conflict, said Ward. "The fiercer the bombardments came from the...
  • When my church found out I worked for Planned Parenthood, they kicked me out. What if…

    12/15/2014 5:29:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 62 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Mon Nov 10, 2014 | Abby Johnson
    I wrote in my book, “unPlanned,” about a church that kicked me out when they found out that I worked for Planned Parenthood. I often get questioned about that, whether I still think they made the wrong decision. My answer is a resounding YES. I try not to go down the “what if” road very often. It isn’t fruitful and just makes you feel crummy. But, just for the sake of this article, let’s go there. What if I had been ministered to instead of shunned by that church? How could my life be different? Well, maybe I would have...
  • Glick's Family 'Shocked' at US Silence over Shooting

    11/04/2014 8:47:46 AM PST · by docbnj · 24 replies
    Artz Sheva ^ | 4 Nov 2014 | Ari Yashar
    A message from Yitz Glick, the brother of Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick who was shot four times last Wednesday by an Arab terrorist in Jerusalem, reveals shocking differences in the US administration's reaction to events in Israel. Yitz wrote to Glick (who is not related to the family), saying "I just wanted to tell you that our family is shocked that we haven't heard a single word from the US State Dept., the US Ambassador or any representative of the US government regarding the shooting of our brother a US citizen Yehuda Glick."
  • Video: It Matters (Voting Motivator)

    11/03/2014 6:47:31 PM PST · by bizzyblog · 4 replies
    BizzyBlog, PJMedia, YouTube ^ | 11/3/2014 | Tom Blumer
    Back in August, I suspected that we would be where we are today. That expectation led me to shake off the musical cobwebs and do something I haven’t done since I’ve been old enough to vote, and to do something else I had never done before: write a song and produce a music video, respectively. Here, with the help of a tremendous singer and a first-rate recording engineer, is the result: It Matters I encourage readers (and now, viewers) to show “It Matters” to people who don’t think their vote matters, and persuade them to get out and vote. Because it...
  • Culture of Corruption in Federal Bureaucracy

    02/28/2014 7:58:42 AM PST · by lbryce · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Februar28, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Evidence is accumulating of a corrupt bureaucratic culture in many, if not all, federal agencies. Revelations of lavish meetings at fancy hotels, featuring stupid but expensive custom-made videos emerged in the last couple of years. But even worse, cases of bureaucrats stealing from taxpayers by taking time off while still being paid high salaries have been reported recently, with their supervisors knowingly turning a blind eye to the taxpayer rip-off. The EPA’s highest-paid employee pretended to be a CIA agent and defrauded the taxpayers of about $900,000 in salary and travel expenses (often first class airfare and five star hotels)....
  • How Did that Idiot Get Elected?

    10/31/2013 11:41:30 AM PDT · by Drew McKissick · 13 replies ^ | 10/31/13 | Drew McKissick
    Ever sit at home and watch the evening news or read the paper and see a story about some elected official who does something so incredibly stupid that it makes you mutter (or yell) to yourself, "How did that idiot get elected?" If so, you're not alone. So how did they get that job? The short answer is usually, "he (or she) showed up" – plus “apathy”. They went to the meetings nobody else wanted to go to.They volunteered to do the things nobody else would do.They were then asked to serve on some committee.Eventually they were put in charge...
  • Why don't whites have black friends?

    08/20/2013 8:41:00 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 247 replies
    CNN ^ | August 19, 2013 | Tanner Colby
    <p>White people are products of their own whitewashed, sanitized environment. Black people have been systematically excluded from white neighborhoods. Black stories rarely surface in popular culture. The history of race in high school textbooks has been boiled down to a handful of bedtime stories about Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks. Try to tap into the average white person's feelings on race and you won't necessarily find feelings of hate and antipathy. You just won't find much of anything, no fully formed or well-considered thoughts about race of any kind. There's nothing really there. Even white people who want black friends don't know where to start.</p>
  • School Molestation: Are We Civilized or Just Apathetic?

    02/05/2012 8:23:05 PM PST · by stolinsky · 17 replies ^ | 02-06-12 | stolinsky
      School Molestation: Are We Civilized or Just Apathetic? David C. Stolinsky Feb. 6, 2012 On the evening of July 27, 1984 my wife and I were in Westwood, a few blocks from the UCLA campus. It was just before the Los Angeles Olympics, and the streets were crowded. Suddenly we heard many sirens. A man came into the store and announced that someone had driven his car onto the sidewalk on Westwood Boulevard and mowed down many pedestrians. It turned out that the driver had no connection to terrorism. Paramedics and firefighters were triaging the injured. There were...
  • The laziest lighting job in Christmas history.

    12/04/2011 10:40:19 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Happy Place ^ | December 1, 2011 | Happy Place
    The laziest lighting job in Christmas history. Sometimes extreme apathy can lead to extreme ingenuity. With one simple word and a miniscule fraction of the effort, the guy on the right is expressing the exact same level of Christmas spirit as his show-offy, bigger-budgeted neighbor. Plus that guy borrowed a rake from him like three years ago, so it all evens out.
  • Disapproval Rate for Congress at Record 82% After Debt Talks (Teaparty 40% Unfavorably) NYT Slime

    08/05/2011 11:10:51 AM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 4 ,2011 | By MICHAEL COOPER and MEGAN THEE-BRENAN
    Disapproval Rate for Congress at Record 82% After Debt Talks (Teaparty 40% Unfavorably) NYT Slimefest The debate over raising the debt ceiling, which brought the nation to the brink of default, has sent disapproval of Congress to its highest level on record and left most Americans saying that creating jobs should now take priority over cutting spending, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll. A record 82 percent of Americans now disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job — the most since The Times first began asking the question in 1977, and even more than after...
  • Yawning as terror targets our troops

    12/11/2010 3:31:35 AM PST · by Scanian · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 10, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    When jihad-bent American Muslims target American soldiers on American soil, why does America yawn? The Fort Hood massacre has faded from view. The ambush at an Army recruiting station in Little Rock barely registered on the national radar screen. And the arrest this week of a Baltimore-area bomb plotter, intent on blowing up a military center and murdering our troops in the name of Allah, was met with a collective shrug. It's pointless to rally citizens around "never forget" when their heads are in the sand. Civil-liberties absolutists are more outraged by the alleged "entrapment" of Muslim convert Muhammad Hussain...
  • Unions Target Dispirited Voters ("There seems to be a lot of apathy out there")

    10/04/2010 11:12:03 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 11 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/04/10 | Melanie Trottman
    With four weeks to go until Election Day, union leaders are cranking up their ground game to mobilize a dispirited rank-and-file and turn out votes for Democrats. ~ snip ~ "A few years ago we promised people change and a lot of them don't think this change has happened soon enough," said John Meyerson, a lead coordinator of union-member volunteer efforts in Southeastern Pennsylvania. ~ snip ~ "When it to comes to rank-and-file employees such as myself, we have our activists and those we can't mobilize," said Sylvia Pino, a Safeway grocery clerk who volunteered in the 2008 election. She...
  • Clinton: Dems battling anger, apathy and amnesia

    09/08/2010 9:49:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    AP on ^ | 9/8/10 | Andrew DeMillo - AP
    Little Rock, Ark. (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday it would be a mistake for voters to give in to "anger, apathy and amnesia" and deprive Arkansas of the Senate Agriculture chairmanship by defeating Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln. Clinton returned to his home state to rally support for Lincoln as she fights to save her Senate career and to help raise money for two Democratic congressional hopefuls. Most polls show Lincoln badly trailing her Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. John Boozman, though she has more money for the race. Clinton told a roomful of supporters at a downtown Little...
  • Anger grows as disaster reaches Panhandle beaches

    06/04/2010 2:50:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 179 replies · 6,145+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | June 4, 2010 | By MELISSA NELSON
    PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. — The smell of oil hangs heavy in the sea air. Children with plastic shovels scoop up clumps of goo in the waves. Beachcombers collect tarballs as if they were seashells. The oil has now reached the shores of four Gulf states — Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Swimmers at Pensacola Beach rushed out of the water after wading into the mess, while other beachgoers inspected the clumps with fascination, some taking pictures. Children were seen playing with the globs as if they were Play-Doh. Randy Ivie, a charter boat captain, broke down in tears as tried...
  • Obama: The Symptom of What's Ailing America

    05/21/2010 2:18:04 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 11 replies · 867+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | May 21, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    Reader Larry G at Hot Air left this comment, saying that he's trying to pass it around. Well, Larry, I'm here to help. Think about this, America... Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic. Someone over there has it figured out. We have a lot of work to do. “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama...