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  • Nearly half of Japanese adults are not having sex

    01/22/2015 8:43:39 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 79 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20 January 2015 | Sara Malm
    Nearly half of Japanese adults are not having sex, with more than a fifth of married men and women said they were too tired from work to make love. Even more worrying, more than 20 per cent of all Japanese men between 25 and 29 said they had little or no interest in sex what so ever. The country's birthrate is in such decline that the Japanese population is expected to drop by a third within the next 50 years.
  • Russian Labor Ministry reports natural population growth in 2014

    01/21/2015 3:35:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    Interfax ^ | December 19, 2014
    A natural population growth in Russia stood at 37,100 in January-October 2014, Labor and Social Protection Minister Maxim Topilin said. “On the whole, natural population growth amounted to 37,100 people in January-October 2014. It grew by 23,200 persons compared with the relevant period of 2013,” the ministry press service quoted Topilin as saying on Friday. Natural population growth continued in October 2014 and reached 9,900 people. “Natural population growth was recorded in 43 regions. There was natural population growth overall in the North Caucasian, Urals, Siberian and Far Eastern Federal Districts,” the minister stated. Assessing birth rates, Topilin said that...
  • U.S. Birth Rate Remains at all time Low

    01/20/2015 2:05:43 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jan 16, 2015
    The U.S. birth rate remained at an all-time low in 2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.
  • Twitter fight over “whites not welcome in South Africa” comment

    01/19/2015 6:49:21 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    SAPA ^ | January 17, 2015
    Former president Nelson Mandela’s assistant Zelda La Grange sparked a debate on Twitter on Saturday after saying she felt white people were not welcome in South Africa.
  • Why We’re Losing to Radical Islam

    01/15/2015 8:09:52 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan. 14, 2015 | NEWT GINGRICH
    The United States has been at war with radical Islamist terrorism for at least 35 years, starting with the November 1979 Iranian seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and taking of 52 American hostages. President Jimmy Carter , in his State of the Union address two months later, declared the American captives “innocent victims of terrorism.” For the next two decades, radical Islamist terrorism grew more powerful and more sophisticated. On Sept. 11, 2001, a remarkably sophisticated effort by Islamist terrorists killed nearly 3,000 Americans in New York City, Washington, D.C., and western Pennsylvania.
  • After ISIS Twitter threat, military families rethink online lives

    01/14/2015 3:08:53 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed January 14, 2015 | Ashley Fantz
    (CNN)One military wife recalls staying up all night and deleting every Facebook picture of her children, every post that mentioned them or where they went to school. She Googled herself, trying to figure out how easy it would be to find where the family lived. In the morning, she went to her car and scraped the military decal off the front window. As the spouse of a Special Forces soldier, she's always tried to be conscious of how much she advertises that she and her three young children are a military family. "It's hard because I am so proud of...
  • Participation in high school football increases despite concussion risk

    01/13/2015 4:17:00 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Saturday, Jan. 03, 2015 | Tim Stevens
    Justin Moore wanted to play high school football after his sophomore year at Apex High two years ago, but his parents preferred that he play basketball. His father, Wes Moore, thought the risk of injury was too high to allow the 5-foot-8, 185-pound rising junior to play football for the first time. But last fall, Justin joined the Apex High football team and loved it. “There has been nothing like it in my life,” Justin Moore said. “To run out on the field with your teammates under the lights and the crowd cheering and making noise. It was amazing.”
  • NFL Rumors: Will Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning Retire After the 2014 NFL Season?

    01/11/2015 5:00:47 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 89 replies
    Latin Post ^ | Dec 26, 2014 | Paul John Rivera
    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will turn 39 in March, creating speculation that the veteran will decide to retire after the 2014 NFL season. In a recent interview, Manning, who is in contract until after the 2016 season, denied reports suggesting that he is planning to call it quits after this season, saying that all talks about his future at this point should be ignored.
  • A Confused Brit’s View of Basketball: Why’s It So Easy to Score?

    01/11/2015 8:23:45 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 72 replies
    BBC ^ | March 11th, 2014 | Jon Langford
    The most common debunking of the game with slam-dunking is that everything happens in the final two minutes. And while I agree with the sentiment of this statement, I do not accept that this is the fundamental ailment from which basketball suffers. The main problem with basketball (thank you for asking) is that it’s too easy for the players to score. And this is not what Benjamin Basketball intended when he invented the sport back in the 1890s. Okay, his name wasn’t really Benjamin Basketball (sadly)—it was Dr. James Naismith. B
  • Mark Zuckerberg reveals a Pakistani wanted to kill him for not banning content about Mohammed

    01/09/2015 8:32:13 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9 January 2015 | CHRIS SPARGO
    Mark Zuckerberg has responded to the recent tragedy that occurred in Paris by recounting a 2010 incident he had with a Pakistani extremist. Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook, 'A few years ago, an extremist in Pakistan fought to have me sentenced to death because Facebook refused to ban content about Mohammed that offended him.' This as a result of the site's promotion of an Everybody Draw Mohammed Day which took place on May 20 of that year.
  • The Oregon Trail

    01/09/2015 7:59:36 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    Mobygames.com ^ | 1990 | MECC
    As a covered wagon party of pioneers, you head out west from Independence, Missouri to the Willamette River and valley in Oregon. You first must stock up on provisions, and then, while traveling, make decisions such as when to rest, how much food to eat, etc. The Oregon Trail incorporates simulation elements and planning ahead, along with discovery and adventure, as well as mini-game-like activities (hunting and floating down the Dalles River).
  • Songs and death threats for Lebanese American porn star Mia Khalifa

    01/07/2015 4:02:15 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | January 7, 2015 | Laura Smith-Spark
    Few parents are delighted to learn that their daughter is a porn star, even a highly successful one.
  • Firefighters Rescue Naked Woman from Estranged Boyfriend's Chimney

    01/05/2015 8:17:24 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 5, 2015
    Authorities say a woman stripped down naked, then got stuck while trying to climb down her estranged boyfriend’s chimney.
  • [February 4, 2013] This Is What The Internet Did To A Photo Of Obama Shooting A Gun

    01/02/2015 12:02:53 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Feb. 4, 2013
    The White House released this photo on Saturday, with a standard request not to photoshop. This is the standard disclaimer released with every photo posted to The White House’s Flickr Photostream: “The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.”
  • Could lawsuits make football obsolete?

    01/01/2015 4:37:40 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | January 1, 2015
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  • Caption this old picture of Jeb and Dubya (circa 1980's)

    12/29/2014 12:41:47 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
  • CNN/ORC Poll: Bush surges to 2016 GOP frontrunner

    12/29/2014 12:35:35 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | Alexandra Jaffe | Sun December 28, 2014
    Washington (CNN) -- Jeb Bush is the clear Republican presidential frontrunner, surging to the front of the potential GOP pack following his announcement that he's "actively exploring" a bid, a new CNN/ORC poll found. He takes nearly one-quarter — 23% — of Republicans surveyed in the new nationwide poll, putting him 10 points ahead of his closest competitor, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who tallied 13%.
  • 'Undercover Boss' Bikinis Sports Bar Episode Outrages Fans Over Sexist Content

    12/29/2014 12:17:56 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 30 replies
    Just Jared ^ | MON, 29 DECEMBER 2014
    The latest episode of Undercover Boss has caused quite a controversy among viewers based on the content. The episode featured a company called Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill, where all the waitresses and bartenders are required to wear a bikini top and jean shorts. The CEO Doug Guller even trademarked the term “breastaurant” and says the company’s four values are booze, food, sports, and sex. In the first segment, Doug shadowed a bartender who was wearing a t-shirt during her shift. When asked why she wasn’t wearing a bikini, she said she didn’t feel comfortable wearing it on television. She...
  • Caption This Picture (41 and 42 in 1983)

    12/26/2014 9:53:52 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 26 replies
    Twitter ^ | Michael Beschloss
  • Donte Stallworth, former NFL wide receiver, working as a Huffington Post fellow

    12/22/2014 6:19:15 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 22, 2014 | Kent Babb
    Donte Stallworth was on his morning commute last month, a five-block morning ritual in this attempt at a new life, when he walked past the White House’s north lawn. He smiled as he recalled an old memory. Back in his old life — way, way back — when he was a football player, he and his University of Tennessee teammates were national champions and guests at the White House. Stallworth, a talented freshman wide receiver, hadn’t played that 1998 season, sitting out as a redshirt, but he joined his team anyway as it presented President Bill Clinton and Vice President...
  • Syria war death toll now 'more than 200,000'

    12/22/2014 5:34:04 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | Dec. 2, 2014
    Beirut (AFP) - Syria's civil war has killed more than 200,000 people in less than four years, a monitoring group told AFP on Tuesday, adding that most were fighters from the two sides. "We have documented the killing of 202,354 people since March 2011," Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman said, adding that more than 130,000 of them were combatants.
  • The Syrian Army Is Shrinking, And Assad Is Running Out Of Soldiers

    12/21/2014 11:44:07 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | December 17, 2014 | Alessandria MasI
    When the U.S. launched an airstrike campaign in Syria to “degrade and destroy” the so-called Islamic State, some were concerned that the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad would indirectly benefit from the destruction rained down on its enemies by America and its allies. Now, nearly three months later, Assad is desperate for manpower to maintain control in areas where pro-regime support is dwindling. U.S. airstrikes, concentrated in areas with a heavy Islamic State presence, have allowed Assad to reallocate some resources, but his army is facing a huge problem: It's running out of soldiers. Ground forces have shrunk from...
  • Rapper Nas: Not Good for U.S. to ‘Look Like Apartheid South Africa’

    12/20/2014 10:37:25 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 17th, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Nas, one of the most popular hip hop artists in the country, opened up in a Time Magazine interview out today about recent race issues in the U.S., remarking that “it’s not cool to look like apartheid South Africa.”
  • Wes Welker Will Not Be Denied

    12/20/2014 1:15:16 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 18, 2014 | Kevin Van Valkenburg
    DENVER -- Wes Welker says he's going to be fine. Sometimes he forgets stuff -- Where did I put my keys? What's the name of that restaurant? -- but who doesn't? "My wife will be like 'How can you not remember that? Is it the concussions?'" he says. "I'm like 'No, babe, I just forgot!'" There are days when it's hard to convince his wife, Anna, that those little lapses aren't a harbinger of something more. Two months ago, they went out to dinner with another couple, and the friends asked Welker how old he was. "I'm 33," he said,...
  • Roger Goodell nixes L.A. team in 2015

    12/20/2014 1:14:09 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 20, 2014 | Adam Schefter
    As if there were any questions, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell put an end to them this week when he told the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams that there will not be a team that moves to Los Angeles for next season, according to league sources.
  • Patriots Players Discuss the Fearsome Power of Tom Brady's Head-Butts

    12/19/2014 9:57:14 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    B/R ^ | December 18, 2014 | Kyle Newport
    "You're just glad you have your helmet on." That's how New England Patriots receiver Brandon LaFell describes being part of quarterback Tom Brady's head-butt celebrations. There aren't many quarterbacks in the league who show as much emotion as Brady does, especially after a score, and the 37-year-old signal-caller tends to head-butt his teammates when he gets fired up. Well, turns out Brady's teammates are more fearful than excited when they see him running over to them to celebrate. A few Patriots players talked to The Wall Street Journal's Kevin Clark about what it feels like to be on the receiving...
  • Apartheid ended 20 years ago, so why is Cape Town still 'a paradise for the few'?

    12/17/2014 8:42:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 30 April 2014 | Oliver Wainwright
    Sitting on a salvaged sofa in the centre of her small tin shack, Nomfusi Panyaza looks increasingly worried, as heavy clouds gather in the sky outside. “When it rains, the public toilets overflow into my living room,” she says. “Water comes in through the ceiling and the electricity stops working.” Outside her makeshift home in the sprawling township of Khayelitsha, on the eastern edge of Cape Town, barefoot children play on the banks of an open sewer, while cows roam next to an overflowing rubbish heap. Panyaza shares this tiny cabin with her two daughters and four grandchildren, a family...
  • U.S. Birthrate Declines for Sixth Consecutive Year; Economy Could Be Factor

    12/16/2014 8:42:14 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | DEC. 4, 2014 | TAMAR LEWIN
    The number of women in the United States who gave birth dropped last year, according to federal statistics released Thursday, extending the decline for a sixth year. The National Center for Health Statistics reported Thursday that there were 3.93 million births in the United States in 2013, down slightly from 3.95 million in 2012, but 9 percent below the high in 2007. According to the report, the general fertility rate in the United States — the average number of babies women from 15 to 44 bear over their lifetime — dropped to a record low last year, to 1.86 babies,...
  • High school students walk out over 'Redskins' name change

    12/14/2014 8:11:06 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed December 10, 2014 | Katia Hetter and Eliott C. McLaughlin
    (CNN) -- The debate over the "Redskins" name in sports isn't just at the professional level. Students at an Oklahoma City high school were refusing to go into Capitol Hill High School on Wednesday morning because their mascot no longer has the controversial name, according to CNN affiliate KOCO. Dozens of students stood on the lawn outside the building rather than heading into class. The city's public school board voted Monday to change the name in response to Native American students' feelings that the mascot name was offensive. The vote to change the mascot, which has been in place since...
  • This Millionaire Playboy Is The Most Interesting Man On Instagram

    12/14/2014 8:05:51 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | March 21, 2014 | Logan Rhoades
    Dan Bilzerian is a 33-year-old professional poker player who has made millions playing cards and gambling. He’s been referred to as “Instagram’s Playboy King” and here’s why:
  • Johnny Manziel's Putrid 1st Start Has to Be Alarming for Browns

    12/14/2014 7:38:48 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    B/R ^ | Dec 14, 2014 | Mike Freeman
    Hold on…do you mean you can't succeed at the quarterback position in the NFL by just upchucking lobs into the middle of the field like you're at the county fair trying to throw rings around milk bottles? Are you telling me that what you could do at Texas A&M, you can't do in the pros? That everyone is faster than you? More athletic? You mean if you don't study hard all the time in a league with so many intelligent men who bust their ass in the classroom, you might fail?
  • Movie slumber party: Beds replace theater seats

    12/14/2014 10:01:18 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 12, 2014 | AP
    MOSCOW (AP) — A furniture store has taken over a Moscow cinema, allowing theatergoers to enjoy what more closely resembles an enormous slumber party than an afternoon at the movies. This week the Swedish furniture giant IKEA replaced a movie theater's seats with beds in its Russian "Awake Love" campaign. The switchover took place in the Moscow suburb of Khimki, not far from a branch of the store beloved by many Russians. The campaign, which lasts until Dec. 14, is modeled after a similar event in 2010 at a Paris music hall.
  • Senator: Bush misled nation in run-up to Iraq war

    12/13/2014 8:18:37 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 56 replies
    AP ^ | December 11, 2014 | DEB RIECHMANN
    The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee released new information on Thursday that he claims is evidence that the Bush administration misled the nation in the run-up to the war in Iraq. In a speech on the Senate floor, retiring Sen. Carl Levin, a Democrat, outlined a 2003 CIA cable that warns George W. Bush administration officials against making references to claims that Mohammad Atta — the man who led the Sept. 11 hijackers — met with an Iraqi intelligence officer in the Czech Republic before the Sept. 11, 2011, attacks. Levin claims Bush officials used the unconfirmed meeting...
  • NFL Sees a Drop in Concussions, But Problems Linger

    12/10/2014 8:32:01 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 5 replies
    Frontline ^ | December 5, 2014 | Robert Collins
    As the final month of the NFL’s regular season begins, the league’s response to concerns over a link between football and traumatic brain injury may finally be making a difference on the field, according to a FRONTLINE analysis of officially reported head injuries. Through the first 13 weeks of the season, a total of 96* concussions have been disclosed on team injury reports, down from 115 at the same point last season and 128 in 2012. At the current pace, teams are on track to report at least 122 concussions, a drop of nearly 20 percent from a year ago.
  • Bloomberg Poll Shows Half of Americans Don't Want Their Sons Playing Football

    12/10/2014 8:18:26 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 46 replies
    B/R ^ | Dec 10, 2014 | Mike Chiari
    Football may be king in terms of sporting popularity in the United States currently, but a recent poll suggests that participation could wane in the coming years. According to Annie Linskey of Bloomberg, 50 percent of the 1,001 American adults polled in a survey from Dec. 3-5 said they would not want their sons to play competitive football.
  • Jeff Fisher Taunts 'Skins With RG3 Trade Haul Before Game

    12/07/2014 4:39:49 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 12/7/14 | Samer Kalaf
    The Rams shut out the 'Skins 24-0 today, but St. Louis head coach Jeff Fisher punked Washington before the game even started. Remember when Washington traded up in the 2012 draft to get Robert Griffin III? Oh, Fisher remembers.
  • How Rolling Stone failed in its story of alleged rape at the University of Virginia

    12/05/2014 7:04:35 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 5, 2014 | Paul Farhi
    Journalists are paid to be skeptical and to distinguish facts from assertions: Don’t get too close to your sources and check what they tell you. Rolling Stone magazine, it appears, ignored both principles in its explosive story, “A Rape on Campus.” The 9,000-word article about Jackie, a University of Virginia freshman who alleged a frat-house gang rape, was apparently fraught from the beginning with gaps in basic reporting. The story’s writer, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, as well as a phalanx of editors, fact-checkers and lawyers who massaged the piece before publication, accepted Jackie’s account without locking down key details that would...
  • World War II Erupts: Color Photos From the Invasion of Poland, 1939

    12/05/2014 6:56:20 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    Life ^ | Oct. 21, 2014
    On Sept. 1, 1939, one week after Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact, more than a million German troops—along with 50,000 Slovakian soldiers—invaded Poland. Two weeks later, a half-million Russian troops attacked Poland from the east. After years of vague rumblings, explicit threats and open conjecture about the likelihood of a global conflict—in Europe, the Pacific and beyond—the Second World War had begun.
  • 120-mile Ferguson march met with racist counter-protesters in rural Missouri

    12/04/2014 6:53:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 60 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 4 December 2014
    Demonstrators marching from Ferguson to Missouri's capital to protest the police shooting death of Michael Brown were met with opposition as they passed through a rural town. Some people in Rosebud, population 400, shouted racial epithets and held signs telling them to 'go home.' According to the Missourian, the marchers even encountered a 'display of fried chicken, a melon and a 40-ounce beer bottle' that was placed in the street.
  • 47% of white SA believe apartheid wasn't a crime against humanity

    12/03/2014 8:09:17 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    News 24 ^ | Dec 03, 2014
    A 2014 South African Reconciliation Barometer released today revealed that Whites are less likely to remember the oppressive nature of apartheid than other citizens. According to the report, 53 percent of whites who took part in the survey agreed with the statement that apartheid was a crime against humanity. This was compared to 80 percent of blacks, 77 percent of Indians, and 70 percent of coloured citizens who agreed with the statement. Whites were half as likely as black South Africans to agree with redressing the injustice of the past. The barometer looked at 10 years of data collected between...
  • High school football can damage the brain in just ONE season

    12/01/2014 9:30:15 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 46 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1 December 2014
    Researchers have found that playing a single season of football can change the brain of a teenager - even if they don't suffer concussions. Even though players were not concussed during the season, researchers found abnormalities similar to the effects of mild traumatic brain injury. They called for more research into the area, which raises new questions over the safety of contact sports for young adults.
  • Meet the house that inequality built: 432 Park Avenue

    11/28/2014 9:48:06 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    Fortune ^ | November 24, 2014 | Joshua Brown
    Along a stretch of New York City’s Park Avenue, between 56th and 57th Street, soars a tower so jaw-droppingly altitudinous that King Kong himself would likely think twice before scaling it.
  • Ferguson burns, South Africa simmers: Why America is but a matchstick away

    11/26/2014 7:50:00 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 6 replies
    daily maverick ^ | 26 November 2014 | Richard Poplak
    Yesterday, in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, the first day of the second round of what were in different times referred to as “race riots” unfolded, much as everyone expected they would. In the images of jacked-up riot cops facing off against enraged citizens, we find an American city aping South African archival footage.
  • Carson Palmer's lasting connection (When he tore his ACL in Week 10, donor family grieved)

    11/19/2014 4:19:02 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 19, 2014 | David Fleming
    NEARLY EVERY MORNING for the past eight years, Dorothy Hyde has followed the same routine. Wake at 7. Put the coffee on. Grab the paper from in front of her home in suburban Houston. And then, while standing alone in the predawn stillness of her dark kitchen, turn the pages of the paper over, searching for a connection to her daughter Julie in, of all places, the sports section. It wasn't always this way. The 85-year-old widow -- a quintessential Texas grammy, demure, stylish, fiercely independent and not to be trifled with -- used to start with the obits to...
  • Russia's Demography Continues To Improve

    11/17/2014 3:51:19 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/03/2014 | Mark Adomanis
    Russia is desperately short of good news at the moment. Inflation is substantially above target, the economy is stuck in neutral, the price of oil has dropped sharply (likely throwing the Russian budget into deficit), and the ruble has been probing new lows against both the US Dollar and Euro on a daily basis. The opposition has been scattered to the wind, and barely a week passes without the authorities concocting some kind of terrible plan (the latest: banning lots of school textbooks). Even among analysts that are usually a bit more optimistic about Russia, it is impossible to miss...
  • Can You Stomach Bad Football?

    11/16/2014 8:10:39 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 59 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 16, 2014 | Jason Gay
    --SNIP-- The Buccaneers entered the game at 1-8. Dan Snyder’s Washington Sadness Machine was a miserable but better 3-6, a record which included a surprise win over the Dallas Cowboys. Still, who was kidding whom? The Sadness Machine was the Sadness Machine. They are no more likely to be playing in the Super Bowl than the Toronto Maple Leafs.
  • England v South Africa: Springbok rugby - still torn over race?

    11/13/2014 8:22:30 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 14 November 2014 | Tom Fordyce
    "I do not care how the Springboks team does. It is not a reflection of the nation. It is not our team. I support the All Blacks instead. We don't support the national team, because it is a white South African team. It is not a true South African team." Where would you date that sentiment from Zola Ntlokoma, secretary of Soweto Rugby Club? Autumn 1986, when a rebel New Zealand team broke the sporting boycott to tour apartheid-era South Africa? June 1995, when the Springboks met All Blacks in the first World Cup final after Nelson Mandela's release from...
  • When white South Africans resort to begging

    11/08/2014 5:21:40 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | September 10, 2014 | Tsidi Bishop
    Johannesburg, South Africa - Linda Elfs, 58, spends eight hours at a street corner in Harteebesport dam, a small tourist town in the North West Province of South Africa, begging for money. She is too young to get state pension and "too old to be hired", she says. A former nurse and bartender, she joined the ranks of the unemployed white South Africans eight years ago, and life has since become a struggle. "On a good day I make R400.00 ($37.57), which is not enough to pay for rent or food," Elfs says.
  • WHEN PEYTON MET TOM

    11/02/2014 12:15:38 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 14 replies
    http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/39445110/ ^ | October 4, 2012 | Mike Tanier
    When the greatest quarterback rivalry in NFL history made its debut, nobody cared. On the windy September afternoon in 2001, when the greatest quarterbacks of this generation met on the field for the first time, the eyes of the nation were on a Rams-Dolphins blowout.
  • The Unserious Air War Against ISIS

    10/14/2014 7:32:59 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 14, 2014 | MARK GUNZINGER And JOHN STILLION
    Since U.S. planes first struck targets in Iraq on Aug. 8, a debate has raged over the effectiveness of the Obama administration’s air campaign against Islamic State. The war of words has so far focused on the need to deploy American boots on the ground to provide accurate intelligence and possibly force ISIS fighters to defend key infrastructure they have seized, such as oil facilities. But debate is now beginning to focus on the apparent failure of airstrikes to halt the terror group’s advances in Iraq and Syria—especially Islamic State’s pending seizure of Kobani on the Syrian border with Turkey....