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  • How To Freeze Your Credit Report at Each Credit Bureau

    09/18/2017 6:32:37 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 40 replies
    the balance ^ | April 20, 2017 | LaToya Irby
    Having your identity stolen is no stroll along the beach. Getting your name cleared takes a lot of time and effort and sometimes money. *snip* To prevent your identity from being stolen, or to prevent further identity theft after your identity has already been stolen, you might consider freezing your credit report.
  • 4 American tourists attacked with acid in Marseille's train station, prosecutor says

    09/17/2017 8:09:04 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17, 2017 | Cicely Medintzeff
    Four American women were attacked with acid in Marseille’s main train station in France on Sunday, the city's prosecutor's office said. A woman was arrested. *snip* The incident was not terror-related, French officials confirmed to Fox News.
  • Chalon-sur-Saône hammer attack: 'Two women injured after man assaults them screaming Allahu Akbar'

    09/15/2017 9:33:47 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    Two women were injured after a hammer-wielding man assaulted them while screaming "Allahu Akbar" in France, according to reports. The attacker, wearing all black, is still on the run, French media reports. The two assaults happened near Place de Beaune in Chalon-sur-Saône, a town an hour north of Lyon, 15 minutes apart. One of the two women is believed to have been hit in the back of the head.
  • Cop shoots Ohio journalist at traffic stop after confusing camera, tripod for gun

    09/05/2017 8:08:19 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 86 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 5, 2017 | Nicole Hensley
    A cop shot an Ohio news photographer after confusing his camera and tripod for a weapon, according to the paper. The Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot New Carlisle News photog Andy Grimm in the side as he unloaded a tripod from his vehicle to snap pictures of a traffic stop around 10 p.m. Monday. Without warning, the deputy opened fire as Grimm was setting up the tripod. The photographer said he and the deputy knew each other.
  • Notting Hill Carnival revellers run in panic after 'acidic liquid' thrown over crowd

    08/28/2017 11:17:28 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    mirror (UK) ^ | 28 AUG 2017 | RHIAN LUBIN
    Notting Hill Carnival revellers were filmed running in panic after a "mild acidic liquid" was thrown over a crowd at the festival. Police said they were investigating after the liquid was thrown near Ladbroke Grove on Sunday evening.
  • Hypocritical ESPN should change it's name immediately (vanity)

    08/25/2017 10:15:49 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 3 replies
    So ESPN has decided to reassign sports commentator Robert Lee simply because his name is close to that of Robert E. Lee. But surely ESPN knows that before WW II the German-American Bund - a Nazi front organization - ran a program called Everyone Should Praise Nazis (ESPN). How today's ESPN can associate themselves with that hate group is beyond me.
  • 'They wear the cap': Ex-GOP congressman rips members who are silent on KKK

    08/20/2017 6:09:31 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 67 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 20, 2017 | Dylan Stableford
    A former Republican congressman [J.C. Watts] says current members who have chosen to stay silent in the wake of President Trump’s failure to clearly and unequivocally condemn white supremacists for the violence in Charlottesville, Va., last week are silently endorsing a racist view.
  • Pittsburgh debates future of Stephen Foster statue in Oakland

    08/18/2017 11:03:14 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 70 replies ^ | Aug 17, 2017 | Bob Hazen
    Pittsburgh city leaders are looking into whether a statue of musical pioneer Stephen Foster should be moved from a spot along Forbes Avenue in Oakland after years of criticism for its depiction of a black character from one of Foster’s songs. Foster, a Pittsburgh native who died in 1864, is famous for classic songs including “Oh! Susanna” and “Camptown Races.” Many of his songs were used in minstrel shows in which actors performed in blackface. The statue depicts Foster sitting above a shoeless banjo-playing “Uncle Ned”, a slave character from a Foster song.
  • 1 person killed in stabbing attack in Germany

    08/18/2017 9:09:08 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 18, 2017 | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    One person was killed and one person was injured in a stabbing attack in the German city of Wuppertal-Elberfeld today, according to police. Wuppertal police are still searching for one or more suspects related to the stabbings. No information has been released about the possible motive of the attack. This marks the second reported stabbing attack in Europe today, as one person was killed in Finland during a stabbing attack that left several others injured.
  • How to make sure your eclipse glasses actually work

    08/17/2017 6:04:52 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 55 replies
    Popular Science ^ | August 14, 2017 | Rachel Feltman
    You've planned your road trip, downloaded your science apps, and bought yourself a pair of shiny new spectacles: you're ready for the eclipse. But is your eyewear is up to the task? With the Great American Eclipse approaching, demand for eclipse glasses—with special lenses designed to keep the sun from harming your peepers—is surging. And counterfeit glasses are everywhere. In fact, Amazon is so swamped by reports of possibly unsafe glasses that the company is allegedly sending out recalls and refunds for products that are certified as eclipse-safe.
  • Seahawks Doug Baldwin wonders why sitting for anthem is bad when fans curse, yell and wear hats

    08/16/2017 8:28:51 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 35 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Aug 16, 2017 | Shalise Manza Young
    During a Tuesday press conference, Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin was of course asked about his teammate, Michael Bennett, and Bennett’s decision to sit during the national anthem. *snip* ...I look in the stands at some of our games, both home and away, and I see people that are drunk with their hats still on, yelling. How come you guys aren’t talking to them? How come there’s not a discussion about them?
  • Martin Luther King: Gays should "see a good psychiatrist" (vanity)

    08/16/2017 6:14:38 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    Back in 1958 a gay male wrote Martin Luther King for advice. In his reply, King said that the gale male's orientation was a "problem", and was "culturally acquired". King then advised the young man to "see a good psychiatrist". (The full exchange is in my post #1.) King's remarks would absolutely horrify today's politically correct crowd. So here's my question: Should all statues of MLK be removed from public areas, or should his remarks be judged within the context of his time?
  • Patricia Heaton blasts CBS over report about Iceland's Down syndrome abortion rates

    08/15/2017 11:41:58 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15, 2017 | staff
    Patricia Heaton is outraged by a recent CBS report about Iceland. CBS reported Sunday that the majority of expecting mothers in the country or “close to 100 percent” who received a positive test for Down syndrome “terminated their pregnancy.” *snip* "Iceland isn't actually eliminating Down Syndrome. They're just killing everybody that has it. Big difference," she [Heaton] wrote.
  • Angela Merkel races ahead in polls with six weeks to go

    08/13/2017 8:51:52 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12 August 2017 | Kate Connolly
    Not long ago, he was seen as a bearer of hope, not just for his own party, Germany’s Social Democrats, but for the whole of the embattled European left. He was nicknamed “Sankt Martin”, the man who had the potential to topple Angela Merkel... *snip* The polls show Schulz’s SPD trailing Merkel’s CDU/CSU alliance by about 14%, having been almost neck-and-neck just a few months ago.
  • Oregon school board votes to remove 'Lynch' from the name of three schools [tr]

    08/12/2017 6:51:36 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 36 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10 August 2017 | ASHLEY COLLMAN
    ... over the negative association with lynching - even though the schools were named after a family (full title) An Oregon school board voted on Wednesday to remove the name 'Lynch' from three elementary schools in Portland. Lynch Meadows Elementary, Lynch Woods Elementary and Lynch View Elementary were all named after a local family who donated land to the school district in the late 1800s. In recent years, school officials say they have received complaints from people who are concerned about the name's connotation with lynching.
  • More video emerges of suspected drug planting by Baltimore police

    08/03/2017 5:58:33 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | AUGUST 2, 2017 | Jonathan Allen
    The Baltimore Police Department suspended seven officers after body camera video emerged that the city's public defender said appeared to show them planting drugs in a car during a traffic stop, the second such episode in the city in two weeks.
  • Hotel manager: Why wasn’t ex-cop arrested for punching valet?

    08/01/2017 6:57:05 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 31, 2017 | AP staff
    A Florida hotel manager is questioning why a former police officer has not been arrested for punching and knocking out a valet parking attendant during a dispute over an $18 charge. Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort front office manager Nigel Blair said Monday that it makes no sense that Fort Lauderdale police did not arrest John Kiernan, 37, of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, at the scene.
  • Boris Johnson: Migration is 'fantastic' for the economy

    07/28/2017 8:15:48 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 27 Jul 2017 | unattributed
    Boris Johnson says immigration brings "energy and dynamism" to the economy - but stresses that people want it controlled.
  • EU court rejects 'open-door' policy and upholds right of member states to deport refugees

    07/26/2017 5:15:44 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 26, 2017 | Justin Huggler (AP reporter)
    In a ruling which could have far-reaching consequences for how the European Union deals with migrants in future, the European Court of Justice on Wednesday upheld the right of member states to deport asylum-seekers to the first EU country they enter. The ruling amounted to an effective rejection of Angela Merkel’s controversial “open-door” refugee policy, which saw more than one million asylum-seekers flood into Germany. The court ruled that the EU’s Dublin regulations, under which refugees must seek asylum in the first member state they enter, still apply despite the unprecedented influx of 2015.
  • A political thought experiment. (vanity)

    07/24/2017 6:27:44 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    Let's say it's June of 2016. A foreign national has sent this message to the Clinton campaign: We have reliable evidence showing that Donald Trump has committed a number of crimes. But most people don't know about these crimes. Would Hillary have sent someone - maybe Chelsea - to check it out? Sure. And would the media be okay with that? Again, sure. The media would say that you've got to go wherever the story leads you.