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  • Congress split over ways to face Islamic State

    02/22/2015 7:58:47 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 22, 2015 | Paul Kane
    Congress returns to Washington this week after a 10-day break to confront the difficult business of how the United States should wage war against terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State. The formal task is to write and approve an “authorization for the use of military force,” or AUMF, but the broader goal is to demonstrate to the world that there is unified, bipartisan support for U.S. military engagement against a new, more mystifying enemy than the ones the United States faced when Congress last approved similar resolutions, in 2001 and 2002. So far, the only real agreement is that...
  • 'Two and a Half Men' and TV's longest-running sitcoms

    02/19/2015 7:02:07 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | Thu February 19, 2015
    Two and a Half Men draws to a close on Thursday, February 19, after 12 seasons.
  • ISIS releases video claiming beheadings of Egyptian Coptic Christians

    02/15/2015 3:44:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun February 15, 2015 | CNN Staff
    CNN) - In a new propaganda video released Sunday by ISIS, the group claims to have beheaded over a dozen members of Egypt's Coptic Christian minority on a Libyan beach. The video shows an apparent mass execution with jihadists in black standing behind each of the victims, who are all are dressed in orange jumpsuits with their hands cuffed behind them. The five-minute video, released by the terror group's propaganda wing al-Hayat Media, includes a masked English-speaking jihadi who says, "The sea you have hidden Sheikh Osama bin Laden's body in, we swear to Allah, we will mix it with...
  • Syrian Alawites horrified by rising death toll

    02/12/2015 9:06:36 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    TARTUS, Syria — There are no official statistics regarding the number of Alawites who have lost their lives since the peaceful protests in Syria turned into an armed sectarian conflict in many areas of the country. Human rights organizations are not counting the victims in Syria on a sectarian basis. However, in statistics published July 12, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights announced that 65,803 people from the ranks of the Syrian regime forces and armed groups loyal to it have died. It is likely that the vast majority of the dead are Alawites, especially among the militias fighting alongside...
  • At the Time Warner Center, an Enclave of Powerful Russians

    02/11/2015 7:27:52 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 11, 2015 | STEPHANIE SAUL and LOUISE STORY
    In the decade and a half since Mr. Putin came to power, Russians have socked away hundreds of billions of dollars overseas. Even as the Kremlin was promoting what it called a “deoffshorization” campaign to repatriate Russian capital, an estimated $150 billion left the country last year. Unless Mr. Putin can effectively lock the door, that flow may intensify if Russia’s economy and currency continue to founder. For many wealthy Russians, a New York condo serves as a double parachute — a safe-deposit box of sorts, and a soft landing spot should the climate back home turn inhospitable or dangerous...
  • U.S. Estimates 20,000 Foreign Fighters Heading to Syria, Iraq

    02/10/2015 5:32:26 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 10, 2015
    WASHINGTON—Foreign fighters are streaming into Syria and Iraq in unprecedented numbers to join Islamic State or other extremist groups, including at least 3,400 from Western nations among 20,000 from around the world, U.S. intelligence officials say in an updated estimate of a top terrorism concern. Intelligence agencies now believe that as many as 150 Americans have tried and some have succeeded in reaching in the Syrian war zone, officials told the House Homeland Security Committee in testimony prepared for delivery on Wednesday. Some of those Americans were arrested en route, some died in the area and a small number are...
  • How do US cities get rid of snow?

    02/09/2015 6:27:08 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 73 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9 February 2015
    The snowploughs are out in force in Boston, where 1.5m (61ins) has fallen in a month, but Mayor Martin Walsh says the city is running out of space in which to dump it. How do other snowy cities get rid of it? The most common solution is dumping it where it can melt away. Last week, Chicago endured 48cm (19ins) of snow. As it piled up along roads, some of it was hauled away to 500 sites around the city - car parks and other empty spaces. In Minneapolis, they haul snow into one large empty publicly owned space, according...
  • Male Chromosome May Evolve Fastest

    02/07/2015 8:58:36 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 13, 2010 | NICHOLAS WADE
    A new look at the human Y chromosome has overturned longstanding ideas about its evolutionary history. Far from being in a state of decay, the Y chromosome is the fastest-changing part of the human genome and is constantly renewing itself.
  • Do the New England Patriots Prefer White Players?

    02/07/2015 6:41:11 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 127 replies
    TruthLamp ^ | 11/17/2014
    Does the front office of the New England Patriots prefer to have white players on its roster? There is circumstantial evidence that may be the case. While the racial makeup of an NFL team in any given year has its share of random fluctuations, the New England Patriots have seemingly had a suspiciously large amount of white players on its teams during the Robert Kraft-Bill Belichick era. Wes Welker, Danny Amendola, Danny Woodhead, Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, and Tom Brady — all have been some of the more prominent “faces” of the franchise in recent years, and they all happen...
  • Harvard tells professors: No more sex with undergrads

    02/06/2015 8:01:53 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Fri February 6, 2015 | Kevin Conlon
    (CNN) If that car parked in Harvard Yard is a rockin', school officials may soon come a knockin', because hanky-panky between students and faculty at the elite university has officially been banned. Specifically, the school adopted a new policy this week that prohibits romantic relationships between undergraduates and professors. The previous policy only did so between professors and the students they taught.
  • 'Project Almanac' entertaining, but time has come and gone for shaky-cam style

    02/06/2015 7:50:48 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    Press-Republican ^ | Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | STEVE OUELLETTE
    If there was never another hand-held, shaky-cam, found-footage style movie, the world would survive quite nicely. “Project Almanac” is the latest film to employ that gimmicky tactic, which distracts from what is actually a fairly entertaining teen time-travel flick. Using a cast of unknowns, “Project Almanac” is no heavy-duty science fiction movie. Instead, it simply asks what would happen if a group of mostly likeable kids stumbles across a time machine. The result is certainly not “Looper” or “Groundhog Day” or “Back to the Future,” but it’s a serviceable entry into the messing-with-space-time genre.
  • South Africa apartheid assassin De Kock given parole

    02/03/2015 5:21:58 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 30 January 2015
    South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock has been granted parole after 20 years in jail. He was nicknamed "Prime Evil" for his role in the killing and maiming of activists fighting white minority rule in the 1980s and early 1990s. Justice Minister Michael Masutha said De Kock would be released "in the interests of nation-building". De Kock, 66, was sentenced in 1996 to two life terms in prison and a further 212 years for the crimes he committed. Mr Masutha said the time and place of De Kock's release would not be made public. The justice minister...
  • Ukraine rebel leader Zakharchenko 'wants 100,000 men'

    02/02/2015 6:44:08 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2 February 2015
    Pro-Russian separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko says rebels aim to boost their forces to 100,000, as fighting with Ukraine's military intensifies. The rebels want to push government forces out of the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk and are trying to capture the key town of Debaltseve. Dozens of people including civilians were killed in clashes and artillery fire at the weekend. Attempts to agree a truce failed when rebel negotiators did not turn up. Denis Pushilin, a rebel representative, said rebels would only return to negotiations if the government declared a unilateral ceasefire. A fragile ceasefire agreed in early September...
  • Who's the greatest quarterback of all time? Joe Montana or Tom Brady?

    02/01/2015 7:29:20 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 218 replies
    February 1, 2015
    Both quarterbacks have won four super bowls with their teams. Who's the greatest quarterback of all time? Joe Montana or Tom Brady?
  • Russia's Population Is Still Growing, But Trouble Lies Ahead

    01/30/2015 5:36:02 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/23/2015 | Mark Adamonis
    Rosstat just released its latest tranche of demographic data, including its first estimate of Russia’s population as of January 1, 2015. When you subtract out Crimea, as I think is perfectly appropriate to do, the total population was just short of 144 million, or 143,975,923 if you want to be precise. This represents an increase of about 275,000 on last January’s estimate of 143.7 million. That is decidedly lower growth than Russia recorded during 2013, but as the following chart shows it’s still a heck of a lot better than most of its post-Soviet history, when, even accounting for immigration,...
  • 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 · 30 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.