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  • Which bill would you take? (vanity)

    08/28/2015 2:03:20 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 37 replies
    August 28, 2015 | me
    Suppose you were offered either a $5 bill, guaranteed genuine, or a $100 bill that had a 20% chance of being counterfeit. Which bill would you take? I'd take my chances on the $100 bill. And that's why I'm supporting Trump.
  • Angry investors capture head of China metals exchange

    08/23/2015 8:57:44 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 18 replies
    FT.com ^ | August 23, 2015 | Lucy Hornby
    The Financial Times is very sensitive about cut-and-paste. So suffice to say that a mob grabbed the head of a Chinese metals exchange, roughed him up, then turned him over to police.
  • Jeb Bush super-PAC blames shadow for oddly dark hand on mailer

    08/23/2015 7:26:54 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 54 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | August 23, 2015 | Dylan Stableford
    Mystery solved! Thousands of Iowans checking their mailboxes late last week were greeted by a photo of a smiling Jeb Bush on the back of a flier touting the former Florida governor and 2016 Republican presidential hopeful’s conservative bona fides. *snip* Online observers quickly pointed out that Bush’s left hand appeared to be black.
  • Is Trump the next Reagan? (vanity)

    08/21/2015 6:29:21 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 197 replies
    August 21, 2015 | me
    I just finished watching a streaming video of Trump's rally in Alabama. And I gotta tell you, the guy spoke like Reagan would. Trump doesn't quite have Reagan's sense of humor, but otherwise, yep, Trump reminds me of Reagan.
  • LA 'black ball' reservoir rollout potential 'disaster' in the making, say experts

    08/19/2015 6:35:47 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2015 | Hollie McKay
    LA's scheme to cover a reservoir under 96 million "shade balls" may not be all it is touted to be, experts told FoxNews.com, with some critics going so far as to refer to the plan as a "potential disaster." *snip* "Black spheres resting in the hot sun will form a thermal blanket speeding evaporation as well as providing a huge amount of new surface area for the hot water to breed bacteria," said Matt MacLeod, founder of the California biotech firm Modern Moon Farms. "Disaster. It’s going to be a bacterial nightmare.”
  • Krauthammer on Clinton email revelations: 'Nothing she says ever is true three weeks later'

    08/13/2015 10:49:34 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 11, 2015 | Fox News
    Charles Krauthammer told viewers Tuesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that revelations classified emails were found on Hillary Clinton's private server that she used to conduct business showed that “it’s not only her trustworthiness, it’s the fact that nothing she says ever is true three weeks later.”
  • Boston Police Commissioner Hoping to Criminalize the Recording of Cops in Public

    08/12/2015 4:52:56 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    Photography is not a crime ^ | August 11, 2015 | Maya Shaffer
    In a recent interview with The Boston Herald, Boston police Commissioner William Evans whined about people who record the police, even going so far as to call for a new law that would criminalize the act of recording a police officer while standing within a certain distance of them.
  • What’s Safer From Hackers: A PC or a Mac?

    08/10/2015 2:23:13 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 86 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | August 7, 2015 | Sean Captain
    Apple’s vaunted reputation for safety and security has taken some hits recently. Just this week came news of DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE — a bug in Apple’s OS X operating system that has allowed a malicious program to take complete control of Macs. *snip* When it comes to security flaws, Windows and OS X are now about tied, says Morey Haber, VP of technology at corporate security software maker BeyondTrust.
  • Trump to Megyn Kelly: I Don't Have Time For Political Correctness and Neither Does This Country

    08/06/2015 7:34:51 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 84 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 6, 2015 | no author listed
    Megyn Kelly tries to call out Donald Trump for sexist remarks from his Twitter history. "You've called women you don't like 'fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.'" "Only Rosie O'Donnell," laughs Trump, before turning serious. "I've been challenged by so many people and I don't frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn't have time either. This country is in big trouble."
  • White House Petition To Extradite Cecil The Lion's Killer Exceeds 100,000 Signatures

    07/30/2015 5:56:12 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 30, 2015 | Arlette Saenz
    The WhiteHouse.gov petition calling for the extradition of Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who recently admitted to killing Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe, has surpassed 100,000 signatures, meaning the White House will have to respond to the petition. “We urge the Secretary Of State John Kerry and the Attorney General Loretta Lynch to fully cooperate with the Zimbabwe authorities and to extradite Walter Palmer promptly at the Zimbabwe government's request,” the petition reads.
  • Why is a university cop making traffic stops? (vanity)

    07/29/2015 1:04:14 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 54 replies
    July 29, 2015 | me
    Regarding the recent shooting of a motorist by a University of Cincinnati police officer...I know it's a minor point, but why in the world is a university police officer making a traffic stop for a licence plate violation?
  • Do you know anyone who is supporting Jeb Bush? (vanity)

    07/27/2015 11:58:29 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 68 replies
    July 27, 2015 | me
    I get that the big-money Chamber of Commerce boys are supporting Jeb. And I get that he's a favorite of the status-quo GOPe politicians. But do any of you have any Joe Sixpack friends who are supporting Jeb? Just curious.
  • Your take on Donald Trump? (vanity)

    07/26/2015 1:47:00 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 61 replies
    July 26, 2015 | me
    Trump is on the move, no doubt about it. So what's your take on the man? If you're in the mood, answer the question posed in post #1, along with your reasoning.
  • Kerry defends Iran nuclear deal, says 'anytime-anywhere' inspections never on table

    07/19/2015 9:12:26 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 19, 2015 | Fox News
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday defended the nuclear deal he recently negotiated with Iran, refuting criticism it failed to include the promised “anywhere, anytime” facilities inspections. *snip* He and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz argued that International Atomic Energy Agency inspections within 24 days of a request will be sufficient to detect nuclear activity.
  • 4th of July flag sightings (vanity)

    07/04/2015 10:36:38 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 69 replies
    July 4, 2015 | me
    I live in a rust-belt town. Most of my neighbors are the grandchildren of eastern European immigrants. Many are, like me, the children of World War 2 veterans. The majority I'd classify as JFK democrats, old-school conservative democrats. From my front yard I can see one other American flag out today besides mine. One other flag, out of perhaps 25 houses.
  • Bubba Watson is taking the Confederate flag off his General Lee

    07/03/2015 10:49:39 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 65 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 3, 2015 | Kyle Porter
    The Confederate flag has been in the news quite a bit of late with much consternation on both sides. Bubba Watson weighed in with his opinion Thursday as it relates to his famous General Lee car from the Dukes of Hazzard. All men ARE created equal, I believe that so I will be painting the American flag over the roof of the General Lee #USA — bubba watson (@bubbawatson) July 2, 2015
  • Anyone here looking at precious metals stocks? (vanity)

    07/01/2015 4:09:01 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    July 1, 2015 | me
    Some precious metals funds I've been following are approaching lows not seen since 2002. China is buying gold. Russia is buying gold. India is buying gold. Yet these mining stocks continue to fall. I'm thinking this might be a buying opportunity. But I'm usually wrong. And ideas from the FR market sages?
  • 74 children executed by ISIS for 'crimes' that include refusal to fast, report says

    07/01/2015 11:29:29 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 36 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 1, 2015 | Malia Zimmerman
    The blood-soaked executioners of ISIS have spared neither women nor children since the jihadist army established its caliphate a year ago, putting an estimated 74 kids and even more women to death for such offenses as practicing “magic” and refusing to fast during Ramadan.
  • My Friend, the Hillary-Hater (vanity)

    06/27/2015 6:31:46 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    June 27, 2015 | me
    A friend of mine really, really dislikes Hillary Clinton. And he is not shy about telling you why. He sees Hillary as an unprincipled money-grubbing shill for the corporations. And he is very offended by her coronation-like campaign style. I recently asked him, "So what will you do if Hillary is the Democratic nominee for president?" "Vote for her," he said instantly. His answer did not surprise me much. My friend is a life-long democrat.
  • Ever wonder what life was like in the Soviet Union under Brezhnev? (vanity)

    06/23/2015 8:48:31 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 24 replies
    June 23, 2015 | me
    Just wait awhile, it will soon be like that in the USA. Dissenters in Brezhnev's Russia weren't shot, as was the case when Stalin was in charge. Instead, dissenters lost their positions. They became outcasts. And many were sent to mental institutions. The same has already started to happen with professionals here. If a professor questions global warming, he will be denied tenure. If a businessman questions affirmative action, he will be called a racist and will be forced to resign. And the list goes on.
  • Orban: Hungary's Fence Will Protect Europe's Borders

    06/20/2015 6:06:22 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 5 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | June 19, 2015 | no author listed
    Hungary's prime minister says his government's plan to build a 4-meter-high fence on the border with Serbia to stop the flow of migrants will also protect Europe "from every illegal entry."
  • Charity salaries (vanity)

    06/19/2015 7:26:19 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 16 replies
    June 19, 2015 | me
    So I'm in a checkout line the other day, and the clerk asks me if I want to donate to this well-known charity. Sure, I say, and the donation is added to my bill. Then, out of curiosity, I look this charity up on Charity Navigator. The charity's president makes quite a bit over $500,000 a year. Well, that just doesn't sit right. Your thoughts?
  • U.S. government still paying one Civil War pension to woman in Wilkes Co.

    06/17/2015 9:45:24 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 16 replies
    fox8 TV ^ | may 26, 2014 | staff
    WILKESBORO, N.C. — Each month, Wilkesboro’s Irene Triplett collects $73.13 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a pension payment for her father’s military service — in the Civil War. Triplett, 84, is the last living person collecting a pension payment for service in the Civil War. Pvt. Mose Triplett was born in 1846 and lived to the age of 92. After his first wife’s death, he married Elida Hall, nearly 50 years his junior, in 1924. In 1930, Irene Triplett was born when her father was 84 and her mother was 34.
  • Climate scientists criticize government paper that erases ‘pause’ in warming

    06/10/2015 7:25:58 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 29 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 10, 2015 | Maxim Lott
    Until last week, government data on climate change indicated that the Earth has warmed over the last century, but that the warming slowed dramatically and even stopped at points over the last 17 years. But a paper released May 28 by researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has readjusted the data in a way that makes the reduction in warming disappear, indicating a steady increase in temperature instead.
  • Rumsfeld: ‘Unrealistic’ for Bush to pursue democracy in Iraq

    06/09/2015 7:17:30 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 60 replies
    FoxNews ^ | June 9, 2015 | FoxNews
    Donald Rumsfeld, one of the leading architects of the Iraq war, said in a recent interview that then-President George W. Bush was "unrealistic" to pursue democracy in the country. *snip * "The idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to me unrealistic. I was concerned about it when I first heard those words."
  • Faulty Takata air bags trigger largest auto recall in US history

    05/19/2015 4:27:15 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 19, 2015 | FoxNews
    Federal transportation officials announced Tuesday that Japanese company Takata Corp. has agreed to recall roughly 34 million vehicles because of defective air bags, in the largest auto recall in U.S. history. Takata agreed to the recall of the 33.8 million vehicles amid mounting pressure and fines from federal regulators over roughly the past year.
  • Charity Navigator Profile: The Clinton Foundation

    05/14/2015 7:02:15 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 16 replies
    Charity Navigator ^ | no date given | no author given
    We had previously evaluated this organization, but have since determined that this charity's atypical business model can not be accurately captured in our current rating methodology. Our removal of The Clinton Foundation from our site is neither a condemnation nor an endorsement of this charity.
  • Police officer responding to home invasion shoots homeowner

    05/07/2015 8:16:17 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 45 replies
    AP ^ | May 7, 2015 | Bruce Smith
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy responding to a home invasion shot the homeowner in the neck Thursday because he refused to drop his gun, authorities said. Two deputies from the Charleston County Sheriff's Office encountered the man at the rear of his mobile home in Hollywood, South Carolina, after two other men fled on bicycles, Sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson said in a news release.
  • Was Pamela Geller wrong? (vanity)

    05/06/2015 6:38:43 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 72 replies
    May 6, 2015 | me
    I've been reading the various criticisms of Pamela Geller's "Draw the Prophet" event in Garland Texas. Many are saying that it was provocative, and insulting. And Geller had to have known a violent response was possible. So it would have been so much better not to have held the event at all. Then I thought abou the civil rights protestors from back in the early 1960's.
  • China 'building runway in disputed South China Sea'

    04/17/2015 10:37:38 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 17, 2015 | AFP News
    China is rapidly building an airstrip on an artificial island in disputed South China Sea waters, recent satellite pictures show, potentially ramping up tensions with several Southeast Asian neighbours. Fiery Cross in the Spratly Islands was little more than a reef when China began land reclamation works to turn it into an island in late 2014.
  • 'GunnyTime' premieres: 'If we can’t drive it, fly it or shoot it, we blow that doggone thing up'

    04/16/2015 5:40:20 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    FoxNews: Fox411 ^ | April 15, 2015 | no attribution
    Some people pretend to be tough guys but R. Lee Ermey, a.k.a The Gunny, is the real deal. The U.S. Marine Corps veteran and movie star best known for his role in “Full Metal Jacket” talked to FOX411 about his new series on Outdoor Channel, "GunnyTime,” and why he loves to blow stuff up.
  • Civil War: 150th Anniversary of Lee Surrender at Appomattox

    04/09/2015 10:03:31 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 39 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | APRIL 9, 2015 | STEVE SZKOTAK
    The surrender of Confederate Robert E. Lee to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 150 years ago Thursday was the definitive milestone of the end of the Civil War.
  • Replacement for Internet Explorer? (vanity)

    04/02/2015 5:47:33 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 45 replies
    April 2, 2015 | me
    I have an older relative who is running Internet Explorer 8 on a Windows XP machine. She is finding that she can no longer load many of her favorite sites (no surprise there). So it's time for a new browser. However, it took her quite a while to learn IE: how to add to Favorites, adjust the text size, etc. So I'm hoping there is a replacement browser out there that closely resembles her comfortable old IE 8. Any ideas would be very much appreciated!
  • TSA pilot screening? (vanity)

    03/27/2015 4:34:00 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    March 27, 2015 | me
    Do pilots go through TSA screening just like everyone else, standing in line just like everybody else? Or do they have their own TSA line? Or are they exempt from the whole process?
  • SEE IT: Louisville cop helps struggling runner finish 10K race

    03/23/2015 7:43:08 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 23, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    A Louisville runner who struggled to complete a 10K race crossed the finish line hand-in-hand with her “angel” — a cop who walked by her side for a mile. Asia Ford began having trouble breathing about five miles into Saturday’s Rodes City Run. Lt. Aubrey Gregory got out of his police cruiser to check on her.
  • Watch: Mob launches anti-Semitic attack on Stamford Hill synagogue

    03/22/2015 12:50:26 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | March 22, 2015 | Agency
    A drunken mob of more than 20 thugs shouted "kill the Jews" as they stormed into a north London synagogue while young worshippers celebrated the end of the sabbath. The anti-Semitic abuse was hurled by the group of men and women as they first beat up a young man outside before chasing him inside, breaking windows and attacking others.
  • Suggestions for a compact pick-up truck, please. (vanity)

    03/14/2015 10:38:24 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 77 replies
    March 15, 2015 | me
    I'm in the market for a compact pick-up truck. The old Ford Ranger would have been perfect, but Ford's motto in that regard is: Shut up and by the F-150. Is there anything out there that approaches the Ranger? Thanks for any advice.
  • Are you a racist? (vanity)

    03/10/2015 7:19:10 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    March 10, 2015 | me
    So I'm reading about all these police shootings. A white cop shoots a black kid. And it occurs to me that there is a racism test here. If you respond to such a story by first thinking that another filthy white cop has murdered a black kid, well then, you could be a racist. If you respond to such a story by first thinking that the black kid probably deserved it, well then, you could be a racist. And if you respond to such a story by first wondering what happened, well then, you're probably not a racist.
  • US backed Syrian rebel group dissolves, merges with Islamist after losses

    03/01/2015 1:16:30 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 79 replies
    ynetnews.com ^ | March 1, 2015 | Associated Press
    Hazzm, one of largest remaining non-jihadist Syrian rebel groups, decides to merge with Islamists rebels with which they have fought for weeks. One of the main western-backed rebel groups announced on Sunday that it had dissolved itself and joined a larger Islamist alliance, weeks into a battle which saw it lose ground and men to more powerful al Qaeda insurgents.
  • Since 9/11, The U.S. Has Been Involved In More Than 5 Wars … And They’ve All Been Disasters

    02/22/2015 7:05:35 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 50 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | "George Washington"
    Below, we demonstrate that the U.S. keeps “losing” war after war. There are 3 potential reasons this might be happening: •Is this chaos an intentional way to implement regime change and grab resources? •Or is this a sign of the decline of the American empire … and we just can’t win a war anymore? •Or do those in charge just not really give a damn about winning … and are they just focusing on one short-term goal after another?
  • Bernadette on the Big Bang Theory (vanity)

    02/19/2015 3:48:14 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 67 replies
    Feb. 19, 2015 | me
    So I'm watching a rerun of the Big Bang Theory, one of the first with the Bernadette character. She is wearing a crucifix around her neck. Then I caught a more recent episode. No crucifix. It has been replaced by some sort of pendant. I don't watch the Big Bang Theory very often, but that did strike me as curious.
  • US official: US was surprised by collapse of Yemen govt

    02/13/2015 8:01:58 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 38 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Feb 12, 2015 | KEN DILANIA
    The Obama administration's senior counterterrorism official acknowledged Thursday that U.S. intelligence was surprised by the collapse of the U.S.-backed government in Yemen.
  • MSNBC host asks Holder to quack like a duck

    02/10/2015 12:48:07 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb. 10, 2015 | Megyn Kelly's Fox show
    No, this is not satire. It's what passes at MSNBC as journalism. Video clip is at the link.
  • Your opinions about Comcast? (vanity)

    02/06/2015 7:20:01 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 68 replies
    Feb. 6, 2015 | me
    Comcast is now offering in my area a triple-play package (TV, phone, and Internet) that is much cheaper than what I'm paying now with Verizon. No contracts either. But I've heard many bad things about Comcast. Is that all in the past, or is Comcast still a mess? Your thoughts, please.
  • Shooting victim's family calls for GBI investigation

    01/31/2015 6:21:17 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    Fox Atlanta ^ | Jan 23, 2015 | Portia Bruner
    A DeKalb County family says their loved one called for police, only to be shot himself by officers. Now, that family has called for a GBI investigation into the shooting.
  • Seattle cop pepper sprays teacher walking home from MLK Day rally

    01/30/2015 9:16:46 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 70 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 29, 2015 | Meg Wagner
    A Seattle history teacher who was pepper sprayed during a peaceful Martin Luther King Day Jr. rally is suing the cops who allegedly attacked him. Newly released video showed a Seattle police officer pepper spraying Jesse Hagopian as he walked home from the Jan. 19 rally, his lawyer said. Hagopian, who teaches history at Seattle's Garfield High School, spoke at the event and was on the phone with his mom when the spray hit his eyes. He was on his way to his 2-year-old son's birthday party, he said.
  • German carnival drops Charlie Hebdo-inspired float after Paris attack

    01/30/2015 3:52:26 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Jan 29, 2015 | Matthias Inveradi (Reuters)
    A German carnival has dropped plans to build a "Charlie Hebdo" float with a cartoonist forcing a pencil into the barrel of a terrorist's gun, after receiving messages from locals worried about safety if the float went on show. * snip * The Charlie Hebdo-inspired float had been chosen through an Internet vote.
  • Dr. Charles Stanley: The real deal? (vanity)

    01/18/2015 10:53:07 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 94 replies
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    I was flipping channels and came across Dr. Charles Stanley preaching a sermon. I am, in general, suspicious of TV preachers. But Stanley came across as the real deal. Anyone care to offer opionions on his ministry?
  • Europe needs to better integrate Muslim communities: Obama

    01/16/2015 11:24:17 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 6 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | Jan 16, 2015 | AFP
    Europe must do more to better integrate its Muslim communities, and not "simply respond with a hammer," US President Barack Obama said Friday in the wake of last week's terror attacks in France.
  • Islamic State video claims to show child killing Russia spies

    01/14/2015 5:59:37 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 13, 2015 | Adam Taylor
    The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday that appeared to show a child killing two men accused of spying for Russia. In the video, the two men, who said they were from Kazakhstan and Russia, said they had been working with the Federal Security Service (FSB), the Russian intelligence agency, to infiltrate the extremist organization.