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  • The Latest: Shiffrin gets silver in combined, Vonn skies out

    02/21/2018 10:59:03 PM PST · by aquila48 · 32 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 2/21/18
    Michelle Gisin of Switzerland has won the women's Alpine combined with an aggressive slalom run to edge American Mikaela Shiffrin at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Lindsey Vonn, the leader after the downhill portion, made a mistake early in the slalom Thursday and didn't finish in what's likely her final Winter Games. Gisin was nearly flawless in finishing in a combined time of 2 minutes, 20.90 seconds to hold off silver medalist Shiffrin by 0.97 seconds. Wendy Holdener of Switzerland earned the bronze.
  • Israel proves the NRA's arguments

    02/16/2018 10:23:37 PM PST · by aquila48 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/15/18 | Tzvi Lev
    Wednesday's horrific shooting in Florida has reignited the gun rights debate in the United States... In the past, proponents of limiting civilian access to firearms have extolled Israel as having the proper approach to limiting mass shootings, pointing to the numerous legal hoops Israelis must jump through in order to be granted a gun license. ... In reality, Israel's gun policy is living proof of the arguments the American gun lobby has been making for years. Gun rights advocates contend that the way to stop mass shootings is by ensuring that there are always well-armed citizens present who can neutralize...
  • Watch: “Vacation From Whites” Resort Opens in Costa Rica

    02/14/2018 12:53:58 PM PST · by aquila48 · 75 replies
    Project Republic ^ | February 12, 2018 | Danielle Jackson
    The mainstream media often accuses President Donald Trump’s administration of drudging up racial animosity and tension, now there is more proof they are truly hellbent on driving America’s various races apart like a wedge. Take Vice magazine, for example, which ran a horrid piece last month accusing Attorney General Jeff Sessions of running a “white supremacist Department of Justice” because he supports our men and women in blue and is waging a campaign against sanctuary cities that violate federal law. The same liberals who smeared Sessions as a racist and “white supremacist” later ran a piece about “what it’s like...
  • Political Correctness is All about Slave Morality

    02/09/2018 9:50:55 PM PST · by aquila48 · 40 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | 4/26/26 | Gregg Henriques Ph.D.
    This past academic year we have seen a number of examples of political correctness “gone mad” on college campuses. We have seen many conservative speakers having to cancel their talks, we have seen Ivy League students becoming hysterical about some benign comments about Halloween costumes, and we have seen Emory students freaking out and protesting to the university president because someone scrawled Trump 2016 in chalk on the campus grounds. ...I certainly am not someone who dismisses “political correctness” in its entirety. We should indeed be attentive to issues of power and privilege approach these issues with reflection. However, over...
  • SpaceX’s Falcon rocket is a tremendous step toward reasserting American leadership in space

    02/09/2018 9:29:23 PM PST · by aquila48 · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/8/14 | Newt Gingrich
    The successful launch of SpaceX’s Falcon powerful new rocket Tuesday ... was a tremendous step toward reasserting American leadership in space. The Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket launched in the U.S. since the Apollo missions – and the most powerful commercial rocket ever made. It can carry nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 pounds) into orbit. This is more than double the payload of the next-biggest rocket currently in operation. For perspective, SpaceX says this is, “a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with passengers, crew, luggage, and fuel.” SpaceX owner Elon Musk also said the rocket system...
  • Trump Shows Us Why Its So Hard to "Drain the Swamp"

    01/30/2018 11:24:55 PM PST · by aquila48 · 21 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 01/30/2018 | Paul-Martin Foss
    A year after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, analysts and commentators are assessing both his performance in the first year of his presidency as well as the outlook for the remainder of his first term. Entering office as a surprise winner and a political neophyte, many people didn’t know just what to expect from Trump. Would he do what he pledged to do as a candidate, or was his campaign rhetoric just a lot of hot air to bamboozle enough people into voting for him? One of Trump’s most popular promises was to “drain the swamp” and, while the president has...
  • 75 political parties prepare to square up in Mugabe-less Zimbabwe election

    01/30/2018 8:35:01 PM PST · by aquila48 · 3 replies
    Times Live ^ | 30 January 2018 | JAMES THOMPSON
    There are 75 political parties registered to contest in the looming elections in Zimbabwe - up from 35 that existed prior to 2017. The so-called big league has the MDC alliance‚ made up of seven political parties whose leaders Morgan Tsvangirai‚ Tendai Biti and Professor Welshman Ncube were part of the original Movement for Democratic Change that split in 2005. They joined hands with relative minnows‚ Agrippa Mutambara of Zimbabwe People First and Jacob Ngarivhume's Transform Zimbabwe and Zanu Ndonga‚ led by Denford Musiyarira. They are what is called the "big tent"‚ and have engaged in talks to lure former...
  • WATCH: CNN Stunned By What Democratic Ohio Voters Think About Trump

    01/19/2018 1:11:53 PM PST · by aquila48 · 45 replies
    Political Forum ^ | January 18, 2018 | Ben Callen
    CNN’s Martin Savage interviewed a diverse group of Democratic voters from Ohio on Wednesday who all praised President Donald Trump for the things he has done during his first year in office. The group of Democratic voters, who had all crossed over to vote for Trump during the 2016 election, agreed in their assessments of the president and on the importance of his key agenda goals, like ending illegal immigration. When asked how they thought he was performing, the group replied, "Fantastic," "Phenomenal," "Better than I ever would have dreamt," and "He's doing wonderful, he's staying on task." The panel...
  • A Girl’s Killing Puts Germany’s Migration Policy on Trial

    01/18/2018 9:17:12 PM PST · by aquila48 · 33 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | JAN. 17, 2018 | KATRIN BENNHOLD
    KANDEL, Germany — It happened between neatly stacked rows of shampoo and organic baby food: A teenage boy walked up to his ex-girlfriend in the local drugstore, pulled out a kitchen knife with an eight-inch blade and stabbed her in the heart. The death in Kandel, in southwestern Germany, on Dec. 27 has traumatized this sleepy town of barely 10,000 inhabitants, not just because both the suspect and the victim were only 15 years old and went to the local school, but also because the boy is an Afghan migrant and the girl was German. From the moment Germany opened...
  • Joe Scarborough: Democrats Tell Me They Think Bill Clinton Raped Juanita Broaddrick

    01/09/2018 1:57:27 PM PST · by aquila48 · 66 replies
    HotAir ^ | January 9, 2018 | JOHN SEXTON
    According to MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Democrats have told him off-the-air that they believe Bill Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick. Scarborough doesn’t name any names but he says “many” have told him this so the suggestion is that we’re not just talking about one or two Democrats. “How did Democrats split the difference on Bill Clinton when they knew, or many believed and would tell me off the air that he raped Juanita Broaddrick?” Scarborough asked. This is the kind of admission that really ought to be a show-stopper. I mean that literally and figuratively. First, it ought to stop all other...
  • The moped menace: how the scooter became muggers’ vehicle of choice

    01/08/2018 12:16:34 AM PST · by aquila48 · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/22/17 | James Tapper
    From her office window, Elizabeth O’Neill could see young men on scooters prowling for victims almost every day. “You’d see people waiting at bus stops staring at their phones as these lads were about to snatch them,” she said. “You’d think ‘don’t do it, put your phone away’. And then it happened to me.” O’Neill, a charity worker, was waiting for a bus “looking at my phone, figuring out where I was going”. It was all over very quickly. “Two lads on a moped snatched it out of my hand and rode off. I felt really stupid. “There was just...
  • Knife crime needs public health strategy, says London police chief

    01/08/2018 12:07:20 AM PST · by aquila48 · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 1/6/18 | Mark Townsend
    The head of Scotland Yard has thrown her weight behind the idea that knife crime should be treated as a public health crisis rather than purely a crime. Speaking to the London assembly, Cressida Dick argued that persistent levels of knife-related violence required a preventative program to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries from attacks. Dick’s comments will be seen as a significant show of support from the UK’s most senior police officer for knife crime to be viewed through the “public health lens.” Responding to a question on whether the Met was engaged in discussions about knife...
  • Like Returning Gifts? Thank the Market

    01/04/2018 4:23:05 PM PST · by aquila48 · 2 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 1/4/18 | Joseph T. Salerno
    Earlier this week I returned a pair of indoor/outdoor heated slippers that I purchased online from a niche retailer as a Christmas present for my wife. The problem was that they resembled outdoor boots more than they did indoor slippers. As I started to search for the retailer’s policy on returns, I steeled myself for a time-consuming and costly process of perusing ambiguous and closely packed text and then undertaking the arduous and messy task of repackaging the item and engaging a shipper to return it. As it turned out, the return process was a breeze. I began by viewing...
  • Via Negativa: Adding to Your Life By Subtracting

    12/21/2017 11:30:27 PM PST · by aquila48 · 7 replies
    Art of Manliness ^ | January 5, 2015 | Brett & Kate McKay
    It’s a new year and people all over the world are making resolutions on how they’re going to improve themselves. Usually these goals consist of doing something new or adding a habit to their lives: get back into exercising, start journaling, launch a side hustle, adopt the Paleo diet, earn more money, etc. But after a few weeks of motivated effort, most folks start to lose steam. ... There’s nothing wrong with making these types of positive goals, but they’re not the only way to improve your life. Just as effective as adding something to our lives, if not more...
  • Who Says The GOP Tax Cuts Are Unpopular?

    12/21/2017 10:34:40 PM PST · by aquila48 · 7 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/18/2017
    Taaxes: Poll after poll shows that few support the Republican tax-cut plan. But when pollsters bother to ask about specifics in the bill, support skyrockets. Guess which results make the headlines? In an article noting the sharp rise in optimism under President Trump, CNBC says that Trump's poll numbers are nevertheless low, and speculates that what could be hurting his popularity "is his signature tax plan, which is widely unpopular." It's been a constant refrain about the Republicans' $1.5 trillion tax-cut plan. It's "widely unpopular" or "wildly unpopular" or "horribly unpopular," depending on which news outlet you read. ... The...
  • ‘Statement from the Zimbabwe Defence Forces’

    11/14/2017 11:25:28 PM PST · by aquila48 · 61 replies
    GOOD MORNING/AFTERNOON Fellow Zimbabweans, following the address we made on 13 November 2017 which we believe our main broadcaster, ZBC and The Herald were directed not to publicise, the situation in our country has moved to another level. Firstly, we wish to assure the nation that His Excellency, The President, of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Head of State and Government and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde R.G Mugabe and his fa,ily are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed. We are only targeting criminals around him who are committing crimes that are causing social and...
  • Jon Stewart Laughed Off Louis C.K. Allegations Last Year

    11/10/2017 1:16:06 PM PST · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11.10.17 | MATT WILSTEIN
    What a difference 18 months can make. Last May, Jon Stewart sat down for a rare, long interview with former Obama adviser David Axelrod for his podcast The Axe Files in front of a live audience of students at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. After a wide-ranging conversation that included Stewart’s assessment that Democrats had opened the door for Donald Trump by not governing effectively enough, a student stood up to ask him about some rumors surrounding Louis C.K., who had been his final guest on The Daily Show the previous summer. Knowing what we know now about...
  • Self-driving bus crashes two hours after launch in Las Vegas

    11/10/2017 12:33:15 PM PST · by aquila48 · 56 replies
    ZDnet ^ | November 9, 2017 | Jonathan Chadwick
    A driverless shuttle bus crashed less than two hours after it was launched in Las Vegas on Wednesday. The city's officials had been hosting an unveiling ceremony for the bus, described as the US' first self-driving shuttle pilot project geared towards the public, before it crashed with a semi-truck. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the human driver of the other vehicle was at fault, there were no injuries, and the incident caused minor damage. The oval-shaped shuttle -- sponsored by AAA, the Review-Journal added -- can transport up to 12 passengers at a time. It has an attendant and...
  • Lido Pimienta Speaks Out After Racism Controversy (She asked whites to move to the back of the room)

    11/03/2017 12:03:23 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 40 replies
    Billboard ^ | 10/31/2017 | Karen Bliss
    Lido Pimienta: I started asking men specifically to go to the back of the room because in my 15+ years of attending shows, both on stage and in the audience, men make it unsafe for me to be in such spaces. From the audience’s point of view, [men] for the most part will not think twice before they put themselves right in front of you. I am a short woman, so I always have to show up very early to be able to enjoy the music, to see the acts... From the stage point of view, I noticed how most...
  • Inside Hillary Clinton’s Secret Takeover of the DNC

    11/02/2017 4:57:58 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 30 replies
    politico ^ | 11/02/17 | DONNA BRAZILE
    ... I had promised Bernie when I took the helm of the Democratic National Committee after the convention that I would get to the bottom of whether Hillary Clinton’s team had rigged the nomination process, as a cache of emails stolen by Russian hackers and posted online had suggested. I’d had my suspicions from the moment I walked in the door of the DNC a month or so earlier, based on the leaked emails. ... So I followed the money. My predecessor, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had not been the most active chair in fundraising at a time when...