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  • ‘NO’ German girls given TEMPORARY TATTOOS to help prevent swimming pool sex attacks

    08/23/2016 9:01:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Express ^ | August 23, 2016 | Joey Millar
    The small press-on designs also sport angel-like wings and are part of a new prevention campaign launched in the Bodensee district in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg. Veronika Wascher-Goggerle, the Women's and Family representative of the district, is behind the launch and said the press-on tattoos would also help raise awareness over the growing issue of sex attacks in swimming pools.
  • Missing: FBI files linking Hillary Clinton to the 'suicide' of White House counsel Vince [tr]

    08/23/2016 7:36:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 23, 2016 | Ronald Kessler
    FBI agents' reports of interviews documenting that Hillary Clinton's stinging humiliation of her friend and mentor Vince Foster in front of White House aides triggered his suicide a week later are missing from where they should be filed atthe National Archives, Daily Mail Online has learned exclusively. On two separate occasions, this author visited the National Archives and Records Service in College Park, Md., to review the reports generated by FBI agents assigned to investigate the 1993 death of Bill Clinton's deputy White House counsel.
  • Don't meet me in St Louis! City tops FBI's most dangerous list in the United States, [tr]

    08/22/2016 12:20:07 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    St Louis has topped the FBI's list of most dangerous cities across the Unites States. More than 88 violent crimes took place for every 10,000 residents in the Missouri city during the first half of 2015 - compared to an average rate of 36.6 across the US in 2014, FBI data reveals. Those crimes can include robbery, aggravated assault, rape and even murder.
  • Chilling video shows what it is like driving through Detroit at night [tr]

    08/22/2016 12:12:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Staff
    It has become known as a mecca of violent crime and poverty, and now a viral video is giving an unpleasant view of Detroit after dark. The clip, called Driving through Detroit at night, was filmed by a woman who was a passenger in a car going around the Motor City and was posted to Twitter at the weekend. It shows terrifying scenes of gangs gathered on the sidewalk, prostitutes lifting up their skirts and dancing, and even a man being run over by a car on purpose.
  • West Virginia University: Calling Someone The ‘Wrong’ Prounoun Is A Title IX Violation

    08/22/2016 11:24:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Referring to someone by the “wrong” gender pronoun is a violation of federal anti-discrimination law, according to West Virginia University’s Title IX office. Title IX, which was signed into law by Richard Nixon in 1972, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Among other things, Title IX forced college athletics programs to treat men’s and women’s programs the same, leading to a vast expansion in female NCAA athletics.
  • ‘Like a Furnace’: New Yorkers Sweat It Out as Reports of Hot Subway Cars Rise

    08/22/2016 9:39:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 21, 2016 | Emma G. Fitzsimmons
    In the sweaty days of August, when stifling subway platforms become almost unbearable, riders are even more anxious than usual for their trains to arrive so they can cool off inside. Unless, of course, the air-conditioning on board is broken. They are known as hot cars, and Tracey-Ann Johnson found herself stepping onto one on a northbound No. 1 train in Manhattan on Sunday after brunch.
  • Texas High School Football Stadium Price Tag Balloons to $70 Million

    08/22/2016 9:08:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 22, 2016 | Merril Hope
    The price tag of one Texas school district’s high school football stadium and events center just ballooned to $70 million, making it, reportedly, the most expensive high school football complex in the United States.
  • Ethiopian salt miners labour in 140F temperatures while earning just £5-a-day in the hottest [tr]

    08/22/2016 7:48:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Darren Boyle
    Ethiopian salt miners brave 140 degree Fahrenheit temperatures while working on the hottest place in earth earning on average £5-a-day. The salt mines, situated in the Afar triangle, stretch across 60,000 square miles and at their lowest point are more than 300 feet below sea level. Professional travel photographer and videographer Joel Santos travelled to the area to capture the dry beauty of this brutal expanse of land.
  • Is Florida About to Be Swamped With Capybara?

    08/22/2016 6:54:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    Motherboard ^ | August 20, 2016 | Sarah Emerson
    Capybara are real damn cute. Look at this bugger. In fact, capybara are so endearing, that some people may have been importing them to own as pets. This might explain why the 100-pound rodents, which are native to South America’s marshlands, have been showing up in places where they don’t belong. According to biologist Elizabeth Congdon, an assistant professor at Bethune-Cookman University, the state of Florida could have a serious capybara problem—and it might be the fault of exotic pet owners.
  • Olympic pole-vaulter dramatically halts his run-up at the LAST second to stand to attention [tr]

    08/22/2016 6:32:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Clarence Michallon
    A patriotic pole vaulter stopped right before a qualifying jump in Rio to pay attention to his national anthem. US Army reservist Sam Kendricks, 23, from Mississippi, was running pole in hand when he heard the first notes of the Star-Spangled banner. The second lieutenant was set to perform one of his attempts to qualify that day - but instead stopped dead in his tracks and let go of his pole to respectfully stand still.
  • Ouch! Ukrainian wrestler BITES his American opponent in the middle of quest for Olympics bronze [tr]

    08/22/2016 6:29:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Clarence MIchallon
    A Ukrainian wrestler was caught on camera biting his American opponent's arm in the middle of an Olympics match. Andriy Kvyatkovskyy, 26, fought against the United States' Frank Molinaro, 27, during the men's freestyle 65 kg quarterfinals on Sunday in Rio. Molinaro held Kvyatkovskyy in a tight grip, pinning him against the ground and twisting Kvyatkovskyy's left leg. The Ukrainian wrestler resorted to unusual means to get away from this dire situation - and ended up planting his teeth into his rival's arm.
  • 'I used to love the Olympics. Then NBC decided to use tape delay': NBC is criticized again [tr]

    08/22/2016 6:26:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    NBC came under fire Sunday night after frustrated viewers took to Twitter to complain about the closing ceremony being aired on an hour delay. Tweets poured in from across the United States as viewers slammed the network for choosing to air the closing ceremony at 8pm, rather than 7pm. Typically, a network will delay a broadcast due to time difference.
  • Hungarian MEP Suggests Pigs’ Heads on Border to Deter Invasion

    08/22/2016 6:22:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 22, 2016 | Virginia Hale
    A remark criticising Hungary’s lauded border defence against illegal migration has spurred a national politician to suggest pigs’ heads be placed on the country’s fences could be a more effective deterrent. Gyorgy Schopflin responded on Twitter to a tweet by Human Rights Watch’s Andrew Stroehlein, which criticised carved vegetable heads placed near the Hungarian border wall. Slamming the vegetable heads carved to look like faces, Stroehlein blasted Hungary’s refusal to welcome illegal migrants, writing: “Refugees are fleeing war & torture, Hungary. Your root vegetable heads will not deter them”
  • Al Sharpton Rewrites Crown Heights History, With Jews as Rioters

    08/22/2016 6:19:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 22, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Al Sharpton has been a minor player in the Black Lives Matter chaos, but returned to his divisive habits last weekend with an op-ed in the New York Daily News on the 25th anniversary of the Crown Heights riots, casting Jews as the aggressors. In his re-telling, the young black boy who died tragically in a traffic accident involving the Lubavitcher Rebbe’s motorcade, Gavin Cato, was a precursor to Michael Brown, the black teen who attacked a police officer and was killed in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Olympics ends with a spectacular closing ceremony..held in front of a half-empty stadium [tr]

    08/22/2016 6:13:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2016 | Shekhar Bhatia, Ben Ashford, Ruth Styles, and Regina F. Graham
    Rio said farewell to hosting the Olympics on Sunday as the closing ceremony experienced periods of rain that poured down on the thousands of athletes and spectators in attendance from around the world. The Olympic flame was extinguished at Maracana stadium, signaling that the Rio Games are officially over. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach gave a poignant speech during the ceremony that saw Toyko's new governor, Yuriko Koike, the first woman to hold that job, happily accept the Olympic flag from Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes.
  • Was Queen Victoria a 'sexless old bag'? No, that was an invention by woman-hating gay courtiers [tr]

    08/21/2016 7:19:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 21, 2016 | Chris Hastings
    Dour, sexless, perpetually unamused… Queen Victoria has had a notoriously bad press since her death in 1901. Yet according to A.N. Wilson, the historical adviser to ITV drama Victoria, this reputation is not only wide of the mark, it was deliberate propaganda masterminded by a Royal Family desperate to suppress the truth about her passionate nature. The court appointed two misogynistic homosexuals to get this message across – the suave courtier Viscount Esher and the academic and writer Arthur Benson, who wrote the lyrics to Land Of Hope And Glory. Together, they sanitised her letters for publication.
  • I don’t need air conditioning, and neither do you

    08/19/2016 1:15:56 PM PDT · by C19fan · 132 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 18, 2016 | Karen Heller
    It’s time to come out of the closet. Or, more precisely, the sweat lodge. My family lives without air con­ditioning, except for one antique, ­semi-comatose window unit that “cools” the bedroom to approximately the same temperature as Dallas at dusk. Our house in Philadelphia was built in the 1920s, when people were tough and resourceful. For most of the year, the house is cool and pleasant, as long as there isn’t a mash-up of continuously scorching days and epic humidity, when the air is putrid, stagnant and, if it were a color, would definitely be mustard.
  • Humanist Weddings Outstrip Church of Scotland Ceremonies for First Time

    08/19/2016 8:26:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 18, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    The number of weddings being performed by the Church of Scotland slipped below the number of humanist ceremonies taking place for the first time last year, latest figures have shown. The decline in church weddings is yet another indication of declining support for the increasingly liberal Kirk. According to figures from the National Records of Scotland 4,290 Humanist wedding ceremonies took place in Scotland in 2015, of which approximately 80 percent (3,378) were conducted by the Humanist Society Scotland (HSS).
  • How to cope with 'white fragility': Academic sells out her $60 workshops designed to improve [tr]

    08/19/2016 8:13:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2016 | Liam Quinn
    An academic and author is offering courses for white people teaching them how to cope with their 'white fragility' - and tickets for the lectures have sold out. The City of Seattle is offering the class through its Office of Arts and Culture, with Dr. Robin DiAngelo taking students through the course.
  • Cruz's Image Among Republicans Tanks After GOP Convention

    08/19/2016 8:01:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Gallup ^ | August 18, 2016 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Republicans' views of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz have gotten significantly worse since he refused to endorse Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention, with his favorable rating falling from 59% to 43%. Now more Republicans have an unfavorable opinion of Cruz than a favorable one, reverting to the pattern seen when he suspended his presidential campaign in early May. His image had recovered in the months leading up to the convention.
  • Clinton Rises to 348 Electoral Votes, Trump Drops to 190

    08/18/2016 3:03:57 PM PDT · by C19fan · 102 replies
    Sabato's Crystal Ball ^ | August 18, 2016 | Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley
    New Hampshire may just have four electoral votes, but it’s important. If you doubt it, just ask any Granite State citizens, and they’ll tell you about their first-in-the-nation primary. Even that quartet of electoral votes can matter; in 2000, if Al Gore had just won them (and without Ralph Nader on the ballot, he probably would have), Gore would have been president even without Florida. He didn’t and he wasn’t. Since 2000, we’ve watched New Hampshire become more reliable for the Democrats in presidential years. Neighbor John Kerry of Massachusetts won 50.2% in 2004, and Barack Obama easily carried the...
  • Two Olympic swimmers CONFESS Lochte armed robbery story WAS made up as Brazil cops release [tr]

    08/18/2016 10:52:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2016 | Ruth Styles, Matt Roper, Ben Ashford, Chris Spargo
    US swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz have told police that they fabricated claims that they and their Olympic teammate Ryan Lochte were robbed at a gas station on Sunday. The sudden admission came as video was released in which the men can be seen running to and from the bathroom, spending over 10 minutes at the gas station a little after 6am in the morning. Sources have confirmed to DailyMail.com that Lochte and the group destroyed a gas station door and refused to pay for the damage until a security guard demanded they hand over money.
  • 'S*** happens': What Hollywood director told co-ed who accused him and his friend of raping [tr]

    08/18/2016 7:55:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2016 | Laura Collins
    The Hollywood director who has described being tried for rape as 'one of the most painful moments' in his life repeatedly changed his story and dismissed his accuser's pleas for help dealing with her trauma her with the words, 's*** happens'. The revelation comes in court records of the trial of Birth of a Nation actor, writer and director Nate Parker, 36, and his then college roommate, now co-writer, Jean Celestin, 36. They were tried and cleared of raping another Penn State University student in Parker's college apartment in 1999, where they had athletic scholarships as members of the college...
  • Ryan Lochte 'robbery' was actually what happened when he and fellow swimmers DESTROYED a gas [tr]

    08/18/2016 7:34:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 126 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2016 | Ruth Styles, Matt Roper, Ben Ashford, and Chris Spargo
    Brazilian police say Ryan Lochte and three other swimmers who claimed they were robbed had in fact destroyed a gas station toilet and refused to pay for the damage until a security guard waved a gun at them, DailyMail.com can disclose. A source with knowledge of the investigation said the four handed over money after the guard at the gas station insisted they pay. The version of events emerged as police in Rio prepared to quiz the taxi driver who picked up the four after they left a nightclub and resume questioning the three swimmers still in Brazil.
  • 'The boy put a gun to my head and demanded my cash': Rio crimewave leaves tourists terrified as [tr]

    08/18/2016 5:33:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2016 | Matt Roper
    Thieves in Rio are targeting visitors to the Olympic Games with some robbers as young as 15 staging tourist holdups, MailOnline has learned. Rio's Tourist Police Station it is packed with families arriving to report they have just become a victim of crime. MailOnline found some in tears, others looking visibly shaken, as they told of their terrifying experience of Rio's dark side - and how their long-awaited Olympics holiday had suddenly turned into a nightmare. It follows reports that a Team GB athlete was robbed on Monday night and controversy over claims by US swimmers that they were held...
  • Team GB athlete ROBBED at gunpoint in Rio as officials warn they could impose an [tr]

    08/18/2016 5:31:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 18, 2016 | Martin Robinson and Chris Irvine
    A Team GB athlete has been robbed at gunpoint in Rio while on a night out and officials could impose an outright ban on partying in the city 'after dark', it was revealed today. The incident, which happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning, has led to a warning that it is 'not worth the risk' to leave the athletes village, or wander around in their Team GB branded kit. The athlete, who has not yet been named, is believed to be in shock but was uninjured after being robbed by the gunman.
  • Target's Transgender-Friendly Bathroon Policy Is Costing It $20 Million

    08/17/2016 12:30:29 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Target ^ | August 17, 2016 | Phil Wahba
    Target TGT -6.02% is spending millions to add private single-stall locking bathrooms at many of its stores as it looks to reverse a drop in shopper traffic, some of which may have been caused by the retailer’s transgender-friendly bathroom policy.
  • As Aleppo is destroyed, Mr. Obama stands by

    08/17/2016 9:42:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 16, 2016 | Staff
    “DEVASTATING AND overwhelming.” Those are the conditions in the ancient and once-great metropolis of Aleppo, according to the head of delegation for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Marianne Gasser, who was in the Syrian city recently. “We hear that dozens of civilians are being killed every day and scores more injured from shells, mortars and rockets,” Ms. Gasser said. “The bombing is constant. The violence is threatening hundreds of thousands of people’s lives, homes and livelihoods.”
  • US swimmer Ryan Lochte to have his 'passport seized by Brazilian authorities' over false claims [tr]

    08/17/2016 6:54:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | August 17, 2016 | Andrew Gilpin
    And order has been made to seize American swimmer Ryan Lochte's passport by Brazilian authorities after claims he 'lied about being robbed.' Earlier police had further questions for the swimmer - a 12-time Olympic medallist - about the supposed robbery and found 'little evidence' that it had taken place. Lochte claims that he and three of his team-mates were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi, but police say the swimmers were unable to provide key details in police interviews. Lochte’s attorney, Jeff Ostrow, said there was no question the robbery happened and that the swimmer had 24-hour security hired after...
  • The Era of 'The Bitch' Is Coming: A Hillary Clinton presidential victory promises to usher [tr]

    08/17/2016 6:30:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 17, 2016 | Michelle Cottle
    Get ready for the era of The Bitch. If Hillary Clinton wins the White House in November, it will be a historic moment, the smashing of the preeminent glass ceiling in American public life. A mere 240 years after this nation’s founding, a woman will occupy its top office. America’s daughters will at last have living, breathing, pantsuit-wearing proof that they too can grow up to be president.
  • MIA For Trump: The Spanish-Speaking Mormons Who Did Hispanic Outreach For Romney

    08/16/2016 1:30:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | August 16, 2016 | Adrian Carrasquillo and McKay Coppins
    They came in buses, from Utah and elsewhere, excited to help elect Mitt Romney in 2012. Spanish-speaking Mormon volunteers — former missionaries at ease making phone calls, knocking doors, and pitching strangers on the street — were a unique resource for the Republican nominee in the key southwest swing states. In East Las Vegas, a Latino working-class neighborhood where the Romney campaign opened the first Republican office, around 10% of the volunteers were Spanish-speaking Mormons, according to former Romney aides. Outreach efforts in Colorado were similarly infused with bilingual Latter-day Saints. Romney’s hardline immigration stance made the candidate a tough...
  • At Least 12 Tourists Abducted from Mexican Resort City

    08/16/2016 10:44:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 15, 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Mexican authorities are scrambling to rescue at between 12 and 16 victims who were taken at gunpoint from an upscale restaurant in the resort town of Puerto Vallarta. On Monday afternoon, the Jalisco Prosecutor’s Office confirmed to Breitbart Texas through a prepared statement the ongoing investigation into a large kidnapping.
  • AMBER HEARD, JOHNNY DEPP CASE SETTLED!!! (Cha Ching!)

    08/16/2016 9:39:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    TMZ ^ | August 16, 2016 | Staff
    Amber Heard has dismissed her domestic violence restraining order petition against Johnny Depp, because TMZ has learned the case has settled. Amber and Johnny filed legal docs Tuesday in which Amber withdrew her request for a restraining order. She had alleged Johnny brutalized her on May 21 but now the case is over. She dismissed the case with prejudice, meaning she can never re-file it.
  • The Constellations Are Sexist

    08/16/2016 9:37:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 16, 2016 | Leila McNeil
    In her 1968 poem, “Planetarium,” the poet Adrienne Rich wrestles with the crisis of female identity through the lens of astronomy. Rich wrote the poem after learning about the case of Caroline Herschel, a 19th-century, German-born astronomer who discovered eight comets and three nebulae, and drew praise from the King of Prussia and London’s Royal Astronomical Society. Yet Caroline remained obscure compared with her brother, William, who discovered the planet Uranus.
  • Cars burn across Sweden as fire-starters roam free

    08/16/2016 9:14:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    The Local SE ^ | August 16, 2016 | Staff
    In Husby, a suburb in northern Stockholm, emergency services were called at 2am to a parking garage. “There was a lot of smoke. Two cars were totally burned out. There were 47 cars in total in that part of the garage and most of them have sustained smoke damage,” said Sven-Erik Olsson at Stockholm Police. Police found a bottle of flammable liquid at the scene in Husby, an area that was at the centre of extensive unrest three years ago.
  • Who Is Funding Black Lives Matter [Hint four letter name]

    08/16/2016 9:09:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Fortune ^ | August 8, 2016 | Ellen McGirt
    Last week, the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) published a detailed and ambitious policy agenda, with a long list of “demands” that are attempts to match systemic problems with transparent solutions. One subsection of the agenda, “End the War on Black People,” takes on the criminal justice system. Another, “Reparations,” asks for specific remedies from corporate, government, and educational systems for harms related to slavery, and more recently, redlining in housing, education policy, mass incarceration and food insecurity.
  • Riviera comes crashing down: Famed Las Vegas hotel and casino visited by Liberace [tr]

    08/16/2016 8:46:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 16, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    It is the end of an era in Las Vegas as one of the most famed hotels and casinos on the Strip was demolished in the early morning hours of Tuesday. The final tower of the Riviera was reduced to little more than rubble a little over a year after the city's first high-end casino shut its doors in May of last year. Long known as a classic mob joint featured in films such as Oceans 11 and Diamonds are Forever, the Riviera also hosted the residences of famed Vegas performances including Liberace and Dean Martin during its heyday.
  • Britain's most notorious hate preacher Anjem Choudary is finally facing jail after he is found [tr]

    08/16/2016 8:43:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 16, 2016 | Richard Spillett, Duncan Gardham, and Lucy Crossley
    The UK's most notorious hate preacher finally faces jail after two decades of taunting authorities and peddling extremism on the streets of Britain. For years, Anjem Choudary has been the smug public face of radical Islam, organising street protests against British troops and espousing his poisonous views in TV interviews. But he was finally snared by police for inciting support for ISIS in a series of online lectures.
  • ACADEMIC ABSURDITY OF THE WEEK: FEMINIST CHEMISTRY?

    08/15/2016 12:30:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 15, 2016 | Steven Hayward
    Did you know there is an International Journal for Philosophy of Chemistry? Neither did I, but of course it exists, for there really is no crazy identity politics “intersection” that doesn’t have its own journal read by dozens. The IJPC recently offered up a two-part article on “Gender in the Substance of Chemistry,” by Agnes Kovacs, who you will be unsurprised to learn is a professor of gender studies at Central European University in Hungary. Part 1 considers “the ideal gas,” which will certainly prompt a number of obvious suggestions from our regular commenters:
  • Oregon State to force ‘social justice’ training on freshmen

    08/15/2016 11:14:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    College Fix ^ | August 15, 2016 | William Nardi
    Oregon State University is developing an online course centered on “social justice” that new students will soon be required to take. The course will debut as a pilot program during the fall term, which starts in late September, and the full roll-out will happen toward the beginning of winter term, which starts in January, a university official told The College Fix via email.
  • El Chapo and the Secret History of the Heroin Crisis

    08/15/2016 7:13:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Esquire ^ | August 9, 2016 | Don Winslow
    If you wonder why America is in the grips of a heroin epidemic that kills two hundred people a week, take a hard look at the legalization of pot, which destroyed the profits of the Mexican cartels. How did they respond to a major loss in revenue? Like any company, they created an irresistible new product and flooded the market. The scariest part: this might not have happened with El Chapo in charge.
  • A Clash Between German and Japanese Battleships Would Have Been Mighty

    08/15/2016 6:48:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 14, 2016 | Roberty Farley
    Can we imagine a scenario in which two titans of World War II, the German battleship Bismarck and the Japanese battleship Yamato, would come into conflict? Difficult, but not impossible. Had the Battle of the Marne gone the other way, Germany might have forced France from the World War I in the early fall of 1914, just as it did in the spring of 1940.
  • How Nazi Fighter Planes Saved Israel

    08/15/2016 6:43:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 15, 2016 | Sebastian Roblin
    When Israel declared independence from British colonial rule in May 1948, it immediately went to war with the neighboring Arab states. One of the first weapons Israel acquired was a fighter plane designed by a country that had sought the extinction of the Jewish people. The German Messerschmitt Bf.109 — later re-designated Me.109 — was the most advanced fighter plane of its time when it first saw combat in 1937 in the Spanish Civil War. Flown by German pilots in support of General Franco’s Nationalists, Bf. 109s secured air superiority over Spain and allowed Fascist bombers to terror bomb cities nearly unopposed.
  • Bush cabinet secretary who's supporting Hillary says The Donald lost him after calling [tr]

    08/14/2016 9:24:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 14, 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    President George W. Bush's commerce secretary Carlos Gutierrez explained in more detail Sunday why he's switching teams this cycle and voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton. 'I made the switch away from Trump, it was that week of Judge Curiel, 'my African-American.' That for me did it. That's it,' Gutierrez said Sunday morning on CNN's 'State of the Union.' 'I don't want to go back to a country where if a child has a Spanish last name that the president, the leader of the country, is giving kids a license to bully them.'
  • US swimmer Ryan Lochte held at gunpoint during party after winning gold at Rio Olympics

    08/14/2016 6:57:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Mirror ^ | August 14, 2016 | Staff
    The American gold medallist swimmer Ryan Lochte has been held up at gunpoint during a party in Brazil. We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.
  • VIDEO: Milwaukee agitators shout ‘black power,’ attack white drivers

    08/14/2016 6:51:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    American Mirror ^ | August 14, 2016 | Olaf Ekberg
    <p>Race agitators in Milwaukee used the police shooting of an unarmed armed black man to burn down their city and attack white people.</p> <p>Several videos show white drivers being stopped in the middle of the street and the “protesters” attempting to pull them out of their vehicles.</p>
  • Looking back on the Great Leap Forward

    08/14/2016 6:12:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    History Today ^ | August 8, 2016 | Frank Dikötter
    In the People’s Republic of China, archives do not belong to the people, they belong to the Communist Party. They are often housed in a special building on the local party committee premises, which are generally set among lush and lovingly manicured grounds guarded by military personnel. Access would have been unthinkable until a decade or so ago, but over the past few years a quiet revolution has been taking place, as increasing quantities of documents older than 30 years have become available for consultation to professional historians armed with a letter of recommendation. The extent and quality of the...
  • How Conservative Candidate Evan McMullin Can Win

    08/13/2016 8:06:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | August 11, 2016 | Josh Gelenter
    It’s very, very unlikely — but new conservative independent candidate for president Evan McMullin can win. But only if he runs only in Utah. If, among swing states, Trump wins Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, he’ll have 273 electoral votes, three more than the 270 he needs to win. If he wins Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and Iowa, he’ll have 272 electoral votes. Likewise if he wins Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and Nevada. If he wins Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and New Hampshire, he’ll have 270 exactly. If he wins Florida, North Carolina, Nevada, Iowa, and New Hampshire (the...
  • KYLO REN REACTS to ROGUE ONE TRAILER 2 [Funny videp]

    08/13/2016 7:23:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | August 12, 2016 | Auralnauts
    Who better to offer their perspective on the new Rogue One trailer than history buff Kylo Ren.
  • Marco Rubio Warns Christian Conservatives of the Costs of Gay Intolerance

    08/13/2016 7:21:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 65 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 12, 2016 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, who has faced widespread condemnation for agreeing to speak at a conference alongside Christian conservatives who have denounced homosexuality and gay rights, used his speech to the group on Friday to warn of the costs of intolerance. His remarks in Orlando, Fla., not far from the site of the massacre at a gay nightclub in June, were his most extensive yet in public on the subject of prejudice against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. And he struck a notably softer tone than during his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, during which he repeatedly...