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  • Victoria’s Secret Accused of Cultural Appropriation, Designing ‘Racist Lingerie’

    12/02/2016 9:11:32 AM PST · by bkopto · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/2/2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Womenswear brand Victoria’s Secret has been accused of cultural appropriation and of designing “racist” lingerie by a lifestyle editor at Cosmopolitan magazine. In an article, Helin Jung, executive lifestyle editor at the outlet, criticized what she called the “sexist, patriarchal, mostly white corporation” for its “brazen” perpetuation of “what is clearly cultural appropriation.” Jung’s biggest point of contention, apparently, is that while Victoria’s Secret’s appears to celebrate the world’s multicultural beauty through design and fashion, it is actually engaging in the “exploitation of these cultural references.”
  • Democrats Should Pick a Leader From Their Strongest Voting Bloc: Black Women

    11/30/2016 9:30:36 AM PST · by bkopto · 38 replies
    Black Voice News ^ | Nov 29, 2016 | Lauren Victoria Burke
    The leadership of the Democratic Party, at the highest levels, has consisted of mostly White men and women and a handful of Latinos. What Democratic leadership in the United States Congress, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) doesn’t have — and has never had — is a representative from its most loyal voting bloc over the last three presidential elections: Black women. To say that all quarters of Democratic Party leadership is in need of change is a vast understatement. The numbers don’t lie. The Democratic Party has lost a historic number of seats across...
  • Shi-Queeta Lee May Have Been the First Drag Queen to Perform at The White House

    11/29/2016 8:59:33 AM PST · by bkopto · 38 replies
    Out ^ | Nov 21, 2016 | LES FABIAN BRATHWAITE
    The White House has certainly been a gayer place these last few years, not just because President Obama and his administration stopped fighting the Defense of Marriage Act, repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and supported federal marriage equality—but also because that administration has a strong LGBTQ presence which informs its commitment to equality. On Thursday, The White House hosted the Transgender Community Briefing, whose mission, according to the Washington Blade, was to "unite transgender leaders and other community members to discuss policy issues affecting the transgender community and to celebrate the cultural accomplishments of the community." Local D.C. drag queen...
  • Amazon removes negative reviews of Megyn Kelly's memoir

    11/27/2016 11:31:15 AM PST · by bkopto · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/2016 | Brooke Seipel
    It appears Amazon has decided to remove some negative reviews of Megyn Kelly's new autobiography, "Settle for More," after groups of pro-Donald Trump internet "trolls" decided to leave one-star reviews en masse. A report from Slate Tuesday showed that more than 75 percent of the book's reviews were one star, but by Wednesday morning, USA Today noted that that number had been reduced to 17 percent.
  • Brian Williams: Cubans Would Rather Have Donkey Carts for Transportation

    11/26/2016 6:54:06 PM PST · by bkopto · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/2016 | Trent Baker
    “It’s still one of those nations where you see donkey carts alongside cars, trucks and buses in downtown Havana because that’s exactly what they’d rather have for transportation,” Williams stated Saturday.
  • French man discovers gold bars worth €3.5m after inheriting home

    11/22/2016 12:08:36 PM PST · by bkopto · 44 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 11/22/2016 | Henry Samuel
    The heir to a property in Normandy moved in only to find his forebear had hidden 100kg of gold coins, bars and ingots around the house, which he has just sold for €3.5m. The unnamed individual made the incredible discovery after inheriting the plush home in Evreux, a town south of Rouen. He started looking around the house to work out what his relation had left behind, and was stunned at what he found, according to the auction house of Evreux, which sold the entire collection. “There were 5,000 gold pieces, two 12-kilo gold bars and 37 ingots each weighing...
  • Megyn Kelly says her 5-year-old daughter asked what a ‘bimbo’ was — because of Trump

    11/15/2016 8:55:16 AM PST · by bkopto · 200 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/15/2016 | Lindsey Bever
    Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly said Tuesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that one of her lowest points during the 2016 presidential election was when her 5-year-old daughter asked her what a “bimbo” was, referring to comments President-elect Donald Trump made about Kelly on social media. In her memoir “Settle for More,” Kelly explains how Trump harassed her on Twitter, calling her “lightweight,” a “bimbo” and “average in so many ways,” The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple wrote this week. She said Trump’s comments opened the door for others to say much worse.
  • Dem Strategist Mocks Trump Supporter Beat Up By Mob: ‘Oh My Goodness, Poor White People!’

    11/14/2016 11:56:51 AM PST · by bkopto · 63 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/14/2016 | Alex Griswold
    Former press secretary to Bernie Sanders and Democratic strategist Symone Sanders mocked and dismissed a Donald Trump supporter who was beat up by a Chicago mob on CNN Monday because he was white. Sanders took on Trump for his comments Sunday that his supporters should stop committing hate crimes in his name, saying he needed to go further. “The audacity of privileged white people to sit on national television and question if hate crimes are happening, to just flippantly say ‘stop it, it’s not okay,’ and not put any action behind those words, it’s appalling to me. It’s actually appalling.”...
  • LeBron James unsure about return to White House under Trump

    11/11/2016 6:43:24 PM PST · by bkopto · 85 replies
    Breitbart AFP ^ | 11/11/2016 | staff
    LeBron James said Friday he was undecided about whether he would return to a White House reception hosted by President Donald Trump if the Cleveland Cavaliers were to repeat their NBA Finals triumph. James, a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s election, joined the Cavaliers on Thursday for a reception at the White House with Barack Obama. But the NBA superstar said Friday in remarks reported by the Washington Post that he was unsure if he would attend similar events in future following Trump’s shock election win. “I don’t know,” James said. “That’s something that we’ll cross. We’ll have...
  • Trump’s Plan For The Wall On The Mexican Border Materializes

    11/11/2016 10:38:49 AM PST · by bkopto · 121 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/10/2016 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    Donald Trump plans to begin the process of constructing a wall on the southern border in March, sources familiar with the president-elect’s transition team told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The transition team is planning big spending negotiations with Congress at that time, which will include money for the wall — a platform on which Trump built his campaign for the presidency. He plans to make Mexico pay for the wall directly or indirectly by increasing fees on visas and border crossing cards, enforcing trade tariffs and taxing money transfers abroad. Trump has said the wall, which will be at...
  • BREAKING NEWS: The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Hustle star Robert Vaughn, 83, dies

    11/11/2016 10:26:18 AM PST · by bkopto · 87 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 11/11/2016 | Stephanie Linning
    Actor Robert Vaughn has died at the age of 83 after a short battle with leukaemia. The star, best known for his role as Napoleon Solo in The Man From U.N.C.L.E., died surrounded by his family, his manager said today.
  • John McCain Retains Senate Seat

    11/08/2016 11:51:22 PM PST · by bkopto · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/8/2016 | Juliegrace Brufke
    GOP Arizona Sen. John McCain managed to retain his seat in the upper chamber after edging out his Democratic opponent Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick Tuesday. With 23 percent of precepts reporting, the Associated Press called the race with McCain taking in 53 percent of the vote to Kirkpatrick’s 42 percent as of 10:55 p.m. ET.
  • Trump wins Pennsylvania - and the White House

    11/08/2016 11:03:42 PM PST · by bkopto · 17 replies
    Israel National News ^ | Nov 9, 2016 | David Rosenberg
    Donald Trump has won the state of Pennsylvania, the Associated Press reported, giving him a total at least 275 electoral votes – and the presidency. Earlier in the night, Trump won the Midwestern states of Wisconsin and Iowa, Fox News reported, netting the Republican 16 electoral votes and making Hillary Clinton’s path to the White House extremely narrow – and increasingly unlikely. Trump’s win in Pennsylvania marks the first time a Republican has won in the Keystone State since 1988. In Wisconsin, Trump broke a 32-year losing streak for the GOP, becoming the first Republican since Ronald Reagan to carry...

    11/05/2016 7:37:59 AM PDT · by bkopto · 200 replies
    4Chan Politics ^ | 11/5/2016 | E+N68Trh
    I do not confirm or deny that I work for any law enforcement or intelligence agency. However, I have intimate knowledge of the ongoing investigation(s) into what exactly was discovered at Anthony Weiner’s residence and the subsequent investigations that followed. First, people must understand, the Clinton Foundation investigation and the probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server are two separate case files but they overlap, frequently. To address her use of a private server, the investigation only pertained to whether classified information was transmitted, stored or archived. The FBI determined, internally, that all three of these criteria were...
  • The Conservative Case for Voting for Clinton (David Frum votes for the Witch)

    11/02/2016 10:06:37 AM PDT · by bkopto · 64 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Nov 2, 2016 | David Frum
    But (Hillary Clinton) is a patriot. She will uphold the sovereignty and independence of the United States. She will defend allies. She will execute the laws with reasonable impartiality. She may bend some rules for her own and her supporters’ advantage. She will not outright defy legality altogether. Above all, she can govern herself; the first indispensable qualification for governing others. So I will vote for the candidate who rejects my preferences and offends my opinions. (In fact, I already have voted for her.)
  • President Barack Obama Names His Favorite Rappers

    10/30/2016 9:08:41 PM PDT · by bkopto · 61 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/28/2016 | Will Thorne
    In an interview on SiriusXM’s “Sway in the Morning” show, President Barack Obama named Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar as two of his favorite rappers, but stressed that Jay Z is still the undisputed “king” of the genre. “I think the young guys, Kendrick and Chance, are doing amazing work. I love Drake and the girls love Drake, so he’s commercially just doing great, and unbelievably talented,” Obama said. “Jay Z’s still the king. I mean he’s got a track record. Same with Kanye so there’s a lot of talent out there, but when I look at who’s breaking...
  • Crazed teens viciously attack college kids for no apparent reason

    10/25/2016 12:54:29 PM PDT · by bkopto · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/25/2016 | Chris Perez
    <p>A slew of vicious, “flash mob”-style attacks at Temple University left at least six students beaten and bloodied over the weekend, along with a cop and a police horse. More than 150 teens, spread out in groups of 20 or 30, descended upon the campus at around 8:30 p.m. Friday — wreaking havoc for nearly two hours before eventually dispersing, according to NBC 10.</p>
  • Pregnant Janet Jackson, 50, covers her blossoming baby bump in Islamic-style dress

    10/23/2016 9:47:36 AM PDT · by bkopto · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Oct 23, 2016 | staff
    She recently confirmed she was expecting her first child. And Janet Jackson covered up her changing shape in Islamic-style dress while walking hand-in-hand with her husband Wissam Al Mana. The 50-year-old All For You hitmaker wore the hooded number and comfortable boots as she enjoyed her stroll while looking adoringly at her spouse.
  • Little Rock man, 22, jailed as woman's attacker; victim shocked at power substation

    10/21/2016 8:46:33 PM PDT · by bkopto · 30 replies
    Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette ^ | 10/21/2016 | Scott Carroll
    Courvoisiea Allen, 22, was arrested on multiple felony charges including rape, criminal attempt to commit capital murder and first-degree battery. The woman told police that Allen held a pocketknife to her throat, forced her to perform oral sex and told her the attack was "payback for all the things that your people had done to my people for centuries," the affidavit states. The woman reportedly said Allen chased her over a razor-wire fence into the power station, where he pointed a gun at her and threatened to shoot her if she didn't climb down. The woman said that after the...
  • Watch Leftist Students Say Science Is Racist and Should Be Abolished

    10/15/2016 9:48:57 AM PDT · by bkopto · 45 replies
    Reason ^ | 10/14/2016 | Robbie Soave
    Students at the University of Cape Town in South Africa brought some interesting concerns before the science faculty this week: namely, they think science as it is currently understood must be abolished. "The whole thing should scratched off, especially in Africa," said one of the students. Essentially, these students believe that modern scientific understanding is too Eurocentric. But according to the student, witchcraft is like Isaac Newton's theory of gravity—it's just one way of explaining the world, among many. "Decolonising the science would mean doing away with it entirely and starting all over again to deal with how we respond...
  • Poll Shows Nearly Half of Illinoisans Want to Leave State

    10/11/2016 7:29:26 PM PDT · by bkopto · 61 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 10/10/2016 | Tom Schuba
    According to a new poll conducted by Southern Illinois University’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, 47 percent of registered Illinois voters want to leave the state. In comparison, 51 percent of the poll's respondents said they’d prefer to remain in the state, while 2 percent remained undecided. According to the poll, 20 percent of respondents said it was likely, somewhat likely or likely that they’d leave the state in the coming year. Nearly 80 percent said it was unlikely. Respondents cited the state’s taxes, weather, government and jobs as the main reasons for wanting to leave the state. According to...
  • Portland, Oregon, bakery accused of racism for Oreo pastry

    10/11/2016 2:08:35 PM PDT · by bkopto · 37 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Oct 11, 2016 | staff
    A Portland bakery is being accused of racism for selling an Oreo cupcake they named “Mr. President.” The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that customers have been leaving Yelp reviews criticizing Fat Cupcake for its “Mr. President” pastry. The cupcake is described as an Oreo Cookie baked inside white cake with cookies n’ cream buttercream. Owner Anjelica Hayes says she is black, so the cupcake cannot be racist.
  • The Latest: Utah’s GOP governor withdraws Trump support

    10/07/2016 7:42:43 PM PDT · by bkopto · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 7, 2016 | staff
    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is withdrawing his support for Donald Trump. The Republican governor tweeted Friday night that that Trump’s statements “are beyond offense and despicable.” Herbert says, “While I cannot vote for Hillary Clinton, I will not vote for Trump.”
  • Obama’s tragic admission: He’s learned nothing as president

    10/05/2016 2:26:54 PM PDT · by bkopto · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/4/2016 | Michael Goodwin
    News flash: President Obama didn’t learn anything in eight years in the White House. And he’s proud of it. As Obama admitted in an interview with New York magazine: “If you go back and you read speeches I made when I was running for the US Senate in 2003, or if you go back further and you look at statements I made when I was on the Harvard Law Review, my worldview is pretty consistent.” The comment was a point of pride, which makes it doubly tragic. Once the smartest man in the room, always the smartest man in the...
  • Parents 'charged $40 to hold newborn baby'

    10/04/2016 10:41:01 AM PDT · by bkopto · 30 replies
    Breaking News ^ | 10/4/2016 | staff
    Having a baby is expensive – nowhere more so than in the United States, where birth costs can run into the thousands of dollars. But nothing could prepare this particular dad for what he claims was the most unexpected of extra costs: holding his child. Yup: “skin-to-skin” – the act of holding your baby against your body after birth – is a chargeable part of the service, according to a photograph of a medical bill he posted on Reddit. The man added: “During the C-section the nurse asked my wife if she would like to do skin to skin after...
  • Around NBA, teams already discussing need for social change

    09/23/2016 5:08:20 PM PDT · by bkopto · 68 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | 9/23/2016 | staff
    As NBA teams began gathering Friday to start training camps — three teams hold their first practices Saturday, while 27 others get going in the coming days — an issue each is addressing is how players and coaches can help create substantive change in cities across the country. The NBA and the players’ union urged teams this week to develop ideas in a memo this week. “No one can be happy with what’s going on right now,” Van Gundy said Friday. “I like what (Golden State coach) Steve Kerr said. Wherever you are on the political spectrum, I don’t think...
  • Source: NYPD Investigating Anthony Weiner’s Alleged Sexting with Minor

    09/21/2016 4:07:46 PM PDT · by bkopto · 47 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 9/21/2016 | Mona Salama
    The latest reported sexting episode from disgraced former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner allegedly involved a 15-year-old girl, and now the NYPD is reviewing the case. According to a law enforcement source, both Manhattan NYPD special victims unit and the Manhattan District Attorney office are reviewing the case since the allegations involve a defendant from New York. “Both Manhattan SVU and the DA prosecutors are reviewing the case over the allegations regarding the online messages the minor brought forth to the online publication,” the source tells Breitbart News. “A review is being done to determine if a criminal investigation is...
  • Revealed! Superstar Actor Raped Child Star Corey Haim

    09/20/2016 9:10:09 AM PDT · by bkopto · 232 replies
    Radar On Line ^ | Sept 19, 2016 | Dylan Howard
    Hollywood is poised to out the A-list star who raped tragic ’80s child star Corey Haim and has brazenly gotten away with the abuse for almost three decades. RadarOnline is choosing not to name the superstar sexual predator at this time, but can reveal that he is one of the most recognizable faces in the industry. The closeted perv has never come out as gay — and even has children of his own. But in truth, the star behind the family-man facade is an evil monster who has led an extraordinarily twisted double-life. “This dirty little secret is an open...
  • Cyndi Lauper Compares Donald Trump to Hitler

    09/02/2016 4:32:00 PM PDT · by bkopto · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/2/2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    “No matter what his daughter [Ivanka] says, it has nothing to do with that that guy is selling,” the “True Colors” singer said in an interview with San Diego’s Morning News Friday morning. “That guy is selling inflammatory things that I have never in my whole entire life heard… except, you know, Hitler.” SNIP Lauper was a contestant on The Celebrity Apprentice in 2010, but was fired by Trump during the season’s ninth episode.
  • Samsung to Recall Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone over Explosions

    09/02/2016 2:48:35 PM PDT · by bkopto · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/2/2016 | Chriss Street
    Just four weeks after the Galaxy Note 7 “phablet” was unveiled to rave reviews, Samsung has suspended sales worldwide and is recalling the first deliveries due to a number of phone batteries that exploded while charging. With only 2.5 million delivered and potentially tens of millions of orders in the queue for the powerful and fully waterproof large format device, Samsung issued a total recall after 35 delivered phablets exploded while charging.
  • Texas Attorney General Sues to Allow Guns in Courthouse Complex

    08/30/2016 11:07:35 AM PDT · by bkopto · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/30/2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sued Waller County, Texas, over the right to bear arms in the Waller County Courthouse complex. Advocates have protested the County’s actions in preventing lawful carrying pursuant to the protection of a new state law. In a statement obtained by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton he said, “A local government cannot be allowed to flout Texas’ licensed carry laws, or any state law, simply because it disagrees with the law or doesn’t feel like honoring it.” He added, “I will vigilantly protect and preserve the Second Amendment rights of Texans.” Second Amendment advocates descended...
  • First Congolese refugees arrive in Missoula

    08/29/2016 7:48:50 PM PDT · by bkopto · 90 replies
    MTN News ^ | Aug 20, 2016 | staff
    The first family of refugees arrived in Missoula this week, marking the beginning of the re-opened International Rescue Committee office efforts to make Missoula home to over 100 refugees over the next year. Missoula IRC office director Molly Short-Carr says the family is doing well and just beginning to figure out how to use household appliances like their stove, and which foods they can substitute to make meals they are familiar with. The family of six is from the Congo where they fled a civil war before 2005. Since then, they lived in refugee camps in Rwanda, Tanzania or Uganda....
  • John McCain is in the fight of his political life in the age of Donald Trump

    08/29/2016 11:57:04 AM PDT · by bkopto · 41 replies
    WACOMPOST ^ | 8/29/2016 | Paul Kane
    The most immediate embodiment of McCain’s problems is Kelli Ward, 47, a former state senator who knows that Trump crushed the field in the March presidential primary by stoking the fires of Arizona’s long-running battles over illegal immigrants crossing the southern border. Ward is McCain’s main primary challenger Tuesday; she has attended Trump rallies and embraced his rhetoric while highlighting McCain’s bipartisan work on immigration bills that would grant undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship. “He’s the champion of compromise,” she said of McCain in an hour-long interview in a Scottsdale campaign office, not intending it as a compliment. Public...
  • Donald Trump: ‘Let Congress Act Immediately’ Against Hillary Clinton

    08/24/2016 2:49:57 PM PDT · by bkopto · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/24/2016 | Alex Swoyer
    “She then lied about her crime to Congress,” (Trump) declared, before veering off the teleprompter and calling on Congress to act against Clinton’s alleged lies. “I don’t know if Congress is going to do anything about it, folks. I’m so sick of looking and seeing and I hear reports they don’t do anything. Congress ought to act. She lied to Congress 100 percent. Everybody agrees.” “By the time they act, you’re going to say, ‘What was it?’ You won’t even remember what happened,” he added. ‘Let Congress act today! Let Congress act immediately!”
  • White House: We Don’t Need Special Prosecutor for the Clinton Foundation

    08/24/2016 2:01:46 PM PDT · by bkopto · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/24/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    The Obama administration does not believe that a special prosecutor is necessary to investigate the Clinton Foundation, according to White House press secretary Josh Earnest. He suggested that those who were calling for a special prosecutor were impugning the character of the F.B.I. and the Justice Department. “I just think it’s hard for anybody to make a very persuasive case that somehow there hasn’t been enough investigating,” Earnest said during the White House press conference today. President Barack Obama, he said, had “complete confidence” in the independent career prosecutors of the Justice Department and the F.B.I.
  • A fisherman kept this $100M pearl under his bed for 10 years

    08/23/2016 4:04:38 PM PDT · by bkopto · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/23/2016 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A fisherman in the Philippines is happy as a clam after finding out this mammoth pearl — which he has kept as a good luck charm — is worth $100 million. The lucky angler, who has not been identified, discovered the 75-pound gem — believed to be the biggest ever — 10 years ago in the sea off Palawan Island.... Unaware of the massive gem’s value, he kept it as a good luck charm until a fire in his home forced him to move and he decided to take the pearl to the tourism office in remote Puerto Princesca.
  • Venezuela Bans Lines Outside of Bakeries that Spread “Anxiety”

    08/23/2016 12:41:33 PM PDT · by bkopto · 35 replies
    PanAm Post ^ | 8/19/2016 | Sabrina Martin
    The Venezuelan government has announced it will be fining bakeries that make people stand in lines to buy bread. The National Superintendency of Fair Prices noted this measure is intended to “dismantle the strategy of generating anxiety” in Venezuelans, as the lines are more of a political decision than they are a reflection of a lack of raw materials.
  • US deploys attack helicopters to strike IS in Libya

    08/23/2016 11:20:32 AM PDT · by bkopto · 19 replies
    Breitbart/AFP ^ | 8/23/2016 | staff
    The United States has begun using attack helicopters to target the Islamic State group in the jihadists’ Libyan former stronghold of Sirte, a defense official said Tuesday. American jets have since the start of August been helping fighters loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) retake the coastal city of Sirte, conducting dozens of strikes on IS fighting positions and equipment. Lieutenant Commander Anthony Falvo, a spokesman for the US military’s Africa Command, said Marine Corps AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopters had in recent days joined the operation.
  • Polio Makes A Return In Nigeria, 2 Years After The Virus Was Thought To Be Eradicated

    08/12/2016 11:57:11 AM PDT · by bkopto · 16 replies
    Tech Times ^ | Aug 12, 2016 | Jelani James
    Nigeria thought it finally won against polio, but the virus that had ravaged the African nation just two years prior has apparently made a comeback, with the country reporting that two children have been left paralyzed after contracting the wild poliovirus in the northeastern state of Borno. The cases are the first reports of their kind since 2014. SNIP The two latest cases were two children from the Gwoza and Jere areas of Borno state, according to Nigeria's Health Minister Issac Adewole. Coincidentally, that area has been the epicenter of an insurgency waged by Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group...
  • A Patriot has passed on today

    08/10/2016 10:36:19 PM PDT · by bkopto · 21 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | Aug 10, 2016 | Dutchman6
    Mike Vanderboegh, husband, father of three, and founder of the III% movement passed peacefully in his beloved Alabama home today. In life, he fought tirelessly to restore the liberties that we had taken for granted. Because of his leadership and the movement that he created, we take them for granted no more. He was able to awaken minds to the possibility that a determined minority of free people could accomplish anything; so long as they did it together. They did not need a leader. They needed a cause and a banner from which to advance the cause of freedom. The...
  • Wells Fargo Tells Knives Dealer It Doesn’t Provide Service to Businesses That Sell Weapons Online

    08/10/2016 4:12:09 PM PDT · by bkopto · 61 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | Aug 10, 2016 | Kelsey Harkness
    A major knives manufacturer from central California says his company was denied access to an internet payment processing service because they sell weapons online, raising questions about whether an anti-fraud program called Operation Choke Point is continuing to block legal businesses in the firearms and weapons industries from accessing basic banking services. “It was pretty simple and straightforward,” Aaron Hogue, co-owner of Hogue Inc., said of the situation he faced with Wells Fargo bank. “They called my controller, and said, ‘Sorry, but we’re not going to be able to process any credit card transactions for the sale of weapons online.’”...
  • Dan Rather: Media Must Publicly Shame Donald Trump Supporters

    08/10/2016 2:44:21 PM PDT · by bkopto · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/10/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Rather appeared horrified by Trump’s comment, struggling to explain his shock. “By any objective analysis, this is a new low and unprecedented in the history of American presidential politics,” he said. Rather challenged the media to hold Trump accountable for his words, urging them to do more to try to shame his supporters. “We will see whether major newscasts explain how grave and unprecedented this is and whether the headlines in tomorrow’s newspapers do it justice,” he said. “We will soon know whether anyone who has publicly supported Trump explains how they can continue to do.”
  • Rob Reiner: Trump’s Comments Dangerous Because His Followers Have ‘Violent Nature’

    08/10/2016 2:36:00 PM PDT · by bkopto · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/10/2016 | Pam Key
    former actor and director Rob Reiner said the real danger in Trump’s words are that his followers “have a violent nature, and a violent streak.” Reiner said, “I can’t believe we’re having a conversation. That we are having a conversation about this kind of talk from a man who is running for president of the United States. The volume of idiocy that comes out of his mouth, you can’t wrap your mind around it. First, he said let’s have a foreign country spy on this country, then he demeans a Gold Star family, now he’s recommending assassination as a remedy...
  • 'Dumb as a rock': Donald Trump rips 'lightweight' Don Lemon

    08/10/2016 11:14:45 AM PDT · by bkopto · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/10/2016 | Allan Smith
    Donald Trump ripped CNN anchor Don Lemon on Twitter on Wednesday after a heated Tuesday-night segment on Lemon's show surrounding Trump's latest controversy. In the tweet, Trump praised Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent who is running for Congress in Florida as a Republican and who defended the Republican presidential nominee's comments from a Tuesday rally in North Carolina. ".@dbonginoYou were fantastic in defending both the Second Amendment and me last night on@CNN," Trump posted. "Don Lemon is a lightweight — dumb as a rock."
  • Prosecutor: Pennsylvania attorney general had sought revenge

    08/09/2016 4:32:17 PM PDT · by bkopto · 13 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | 8/9/2016 | Maryclaire Dale
    A desire for revenge drove Pennsylvania's attorney general to leak secret criminal files to the press to embarrass a rival and then lie about it to a grand jury, prosecutors said as Kathleen Kane's perjury and obstruction trial opened Tuesday. Kane, 50, was once a rising star in the state's Democratic party.... SNIP Kane is charged with perjury, a felony, and misdemeanor counts of conspiracy, obstruction and false swearing. She lost her law license over the charges and did not seek re-election this year. The trial is expected to last a week.
  • Lutheran refugee contractor beating the drum in Washington for more $$$

    08/08/2016 1:46:45 PM PDT · by bkopto · 24 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | 8/5/2016 | Ann Corcoran
    This is no surprise, since resettlement contractors like Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) are given millions of your dollars every year (more than 90% of their funding comes from you!) to bring refugees to your towns, they spend a lot of time pressuring Washington for more moola! In 2014, LIRS had a total revenue of $59 million and $55 million came from government grants (from you!). Hartke pulled down a comfortable $235,000 salary and five other employees were in 6 digits. If you want to know if LIRS is resettling refugees where you live, click here, find your state...
  • Expert Analysis of Hillary Clinton’s Physical and Mental Breakdown

    08/07/2016 1:38:28 PM PDT · by bkopto · 318 replies
    Danger and Play ^ | Aug 6, 2016 | Mike Cernovich
    Hillary Clinton recently had a breakdown on TV. The media is of course covering this up rather than having an expert medical panel on to discuss her health. Yet what happened to Hillary was obviously a sign of a head injury and stroke. SNIP While still FROZEN, Hillary is rescued by a male Secret Service agent, who reassures her, “You’ll be OK.” Notice how Hillary’s lips are pursed? She has completely frozen, and has lost control of her executive functions/pre-frontal cortex. SNIP As others observe, the Secret Service agent knew exactly what to do. This clearly wasn’t Hillary’s first breakdown.
  • Israel charges senior Gaza aid worker with funneling tens of millions to Hamas

    08/07/2016 12:26:37 PM PDT · by bkopto · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 8/4/2016 | JUDAH ARI GROSS
    World Vision charity denies its Gaza chief diverted 60% of his budget to terror group, which allegedly used the cash to finance weapons, tunnels. Over the course of several years, the Hamas terrorist organization siphoned off “tens of millions of dollars” from the US-based World Vision charity for its military wing, the Shin Bet security service said Thursday. Muhammad Halabi, a Hamas member and manager of operations for World Vision in Gaza, was indicted on a number of security-related charges in a Beersheba court on Thursday for his role in the alleged scheme.
  • Operational Assessment of the F-35A Argues for Full Program Procurement and Concurrent Development

    08/06/2016 9:06:22 AM PDT · by bkopto · 21 replies
    Heritage ^ | Aug 2016 | John Venable
    The F-35A Lightning II’s sensors, stealth, and overall capability have been defended by the government and industry, while pundits and politicians have concentrated on developmental issues, cost overruns, and maneuverability limitations. The F-35A is a generational leap beyond other multirole fighters, and thanks to concurrent development, its technology will be the freshest ever fielded. Its performance in an air-to-surface (attack) mode has been well accepted, but many have questioned the Lightning II’s performance in aerial combat. Only the pilots who have flown the fighter actually know how well the Air Force version of the F-35 can perform, and the 31...
  • New underground concrete barrier to encircle Gaza, stop terror tunnels

    08/04/2016 9:29:27 PM PDT · by bkopto · 26 replies
    YNET News ^ | 3/8/2016 | Udi Etzion
    An underground barrier to defend against Hamas attack tunnels is on the way following a call from the Defense Ministry for companies to bid to construct the new defensive line around the Gaza Strip. The closed tender has been submitted to 20 Israeli contracting companies. The first part of the defensive underground barrier will go along 10 kilometers of the Strip, with plans to extend the barrier around the entirety of the 60 kilometer border with Israel – thereby completely encircling Gaza. The concrete barriers will extend several stories underground and will include above ground sections as well. Besides being...