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  • The NFL Didn't Follow Its Own Concussion Protocol For Cam Newton

    09/09/2016 6:51:15 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    Deadspin ^ | 9/9/2016 | Dom Cosentino
    So Cam Newton’s brain got pounded multiple times but he didn’t get checked for a concussion until after the game? Don’t worry, the NFL can explain everything (emphasis mine): “There was communication between medical personnel on the Carolina sideline, including the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant, and the two independent certified athletic trainer spotters in the booth. During stoppage in play while on-field officials were in the process of administrating [sic] penalties, the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant and team physician requested video from the spotters and reviewed the play. They concluded there were no indications of a concussion that would require further evaluation...
  • Is Uber's push for self-driving cars a job killer?

    08/21/2016 10:17:53 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | August 19, 2016 | Matt McFarland
    Uber has generated thousands of jobs since launching in 2009. But that trend could be shifting. The company is feverishly investing in self-driving technology, putting the economic futures of drivers around the world in question. Uber announced Thursday that it will soon offer rides in self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, a significant step toward rides without a human driver. Uber also announced Thursday that it acquired highly-regarded self-driving truck startup Otto. Uber is ramping up efforts that began last year when it hired scores of robotics experts from Carnegie Mellon University.
  • $52 million to $0: That's how much Hillary's campaign is outspending Trump's on TV ads

    08/10/2016 3:23:16 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 73 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/10/2016 | Allan Smith
    Donald Trump's campaign has spent $0 on TV ads in the general-election season — a big drop off from the $52 million being spent by Hillary Clinton's campaign. Recently released ad-spending data from Advertising Analytics showed that Trump's campaign not only spent astronomically less than Clinton's, but also those of Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein. However, pro-Trump PACs have spent more than $8 million on TV ads during the general-election cycle — still a significant decline from pro-Clinton groups spending more than $37 million. After a slow start, Trump's fundraising has picked up steam, with...
  • Aleppo battle: Assad sends thousands of reinforcements

    08/09/2016 2:15:35 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 9, 2016
    The Syrian government has sent thousands of reinforcements to mount a counterattack in Aleppo after rebels broke through government lines two days earlier, a monitoring group said. The Lebanese Shia Hezbollah movement and the government have mobilised more than 3,000 troops and militia fighters for an attempt to recapture the areas where the rebels made their breakthrough, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). "Hundreds of opposition fighters have also arrived in Aleppo from the [neighbouring] province of Idlib to help in the expected battles," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the group. Hezbollah's battle-hardened fighters have...
  • North Carolina’s New Residents Reshape Its Election Landscape

    08/09/2016 1:54:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 9, 2016 | JANET ADAMY and PAUL OVERBERG
    CHARLOTTE—The technology workers, accountants and bankers who packed a steamy roof deck for a young professionals’ happy hour here recently shared one thing in common. “People aren’t from here,” said Ryan Apt, a 31-year-old salesman from Oklahoma who moved here last year with his Connecticut-born wife. So many new residents have streamed into North Carolina in recent years that its electorate is experiencing one of the most dramatic churn rates of any state in the country. A Wall Street Journal analysis of census data shows about 1 in 10 people eligible to cast ballots this fall didn’t live in the...
  • CLINTON TIED IN FLORIDA, UP IN OHIO, SURGING IN PENNSYLVANIA, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY

    08/09/2016 1:46:13 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 48 replies
    QUINNIPIAC ^ | 8/9/2016
    FLORIDA: Clinton 46 – Trump 45 OHIO: Clinton 49 – Trump 45 PENNSYLVANIA: Clinton 52 – Trump 42 With huge gender gaps marking the presidential race, Democrat Hillary Clinton is in a virtual likely voter tie with Republican Donald Trump in Florida, but holds the slimmest of leads in Ohio and a 10-point advantage in Pennsylvania, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today
  • South Africa's white minority warned they face 'uprising' and Zimbabwe-style land grab

    08/08/2016 9:21:33 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 21 replies
    Express ^ | Sun, Aug 7, 2016 | | THOMAS HARDING
    The country is on a knife edge with 13 politicians murdered in the last month and the national broadcaster refusing to show images of violence fearing it will incite more attacks. One radical party has called for a Zimbabwe-style land grab of the estimated 80 per cent white-owned land. There are also fears among the 1.6million British community who have emigrated to South Africa for cheap living that they could be forced home. Following heavy defeats in this week’s municipal elections politicians from the ruling African National Congress have spoken out against what they call “economic apartheid.”
  • The cover-ups versus the cover-nots: Egyptian and German beach volleyball players

    08/08/2016 8:08:42 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8 August 2016 | JULIAN ROBINSON
    It is a fast and furious sport played under the sun and famed for its revealing attire - with a practical uniform of bikinis for women and board shorts for men . But these pictures show the contrasting cultures among some of the nations taking part in the Rio Olympics after the Egyptian women's beach volleyball team took to the sandy arena wearing long sleeves and leggings. The outfit, used by Nada Meawad and Doaa Elghobashy, who also covered her head with a hijab, was in stark contrast to their German rivals Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst who stuck to...
  • Turkey coup: Erdogan backs return of death penalty at vast Istanbul rally

    08/07/2016 7:07:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 7, 2016
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told a vast rally in Istanbul that he would approve the return of the death penalty if it was backed by parliament and the public. He was speaking to at least a crowd of at least a million who had gathered in Turkey's biggest city. The rally followed last month's failed military coup. Mr Erdogan also said the state would be cleansed of all supporters of the US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen. The cleric is blamed by the Turkish government for the attempted uprising. He denies any involvement. Religious figures and leaders of two of...
  • Is Georgia Becoming A Battleground State?

    08/07/2016 5:32:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 60 replies
    538 ^ | AUG 5, 2016 | Harry Enten
    Hillary Clinton is riding high in the polls. How high? A poll released by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday found Clinton leading Trump in Georgia, 41 percent to 38 percent. That follows other Georgia polls published this week also showing a close race in the Peach State. A Democratic presidential nominee hasn’t carried Georgia since 1992. So how big a deal is it that Clinton could win Georgia?
  • The Problem With Polls

    08/05/2016 7:03:23 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    US News ^ | August 3, 2016 | Dan Centinello
    In any given election year, polls are a hot topic of concern. Is Donald Trump leading or Hillary Clinton? Will it be a close race or a landslide? Lately, it's hard to know. Between primaries, caucuses and general elections, getting an accurate sense of the public's political inclinations is an arduous task. That's what polls are for – to record opinions spanning time and demographics in an attempt to predict voting outcomes. Unfortunately, polling in general is facing a crisis of sorts: The methodology that has worked in the past is not holding up in today's digital era, and it's...
  • Bradley Cooper was surprised by uproar over Democratic convention appearance

    08/03/2016 4:26:32 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 3 August 2016 | Nigel M Smith
    Bradley Cooper caused an online uproar among some Republicans during the Democratic national convention after being spotted by TV cameras listening to speeches last Wednesday evening, when Barack Obama spoke. The apparent reason: he played the highly decorated Navy Seal Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, a major (and rare) Hollywood hit among conservatives. The four-time Oscar nominee (he was nominated for American Sniper) claimed on The Late Late Show on Tuesday night that he had simply attended to hear Obama’s address.
  • Dutch man waits 10 days in Chinese airport for 'girlfriend'

    08/02/2016 12:57:48 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 39 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2 August 2016
    You might expect love to hurt, but for one lovesick Dutch man in China it resulted in a hospital trip for exhaustion. Alexander Pieter Cirk, 41, recently flew from Holland to Hunan province in the hope of meeting his online girlfriend, a Chinese woman known only as Zhang. But he ended up spending 10 days waiting at Changsha airport, after she failed to show up. And he has won little sympathy in China.
  • ‘NATO HAS NO CHANCE’ Russia’s secret super submarine fleet could be unstoppable in World War III

    07/29/2016 4:20:14 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 44 replies
    The Sun ^ | 29th July 2016 | MARK HODGE
    Vladimir Putin is assembling a secret fleet of super submarines which could topple NATO and plunge the world into war. A report by naval experts warns that Russia already has a small but sophisticated army of subs which are capable of launching missile strikes across the globe.
  • Moody's: Clinton economy would create 10 million jobs

    07/29/2016 12:15:30 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 105 replies
    CNN ^ | July 29, 2016 | Charles Riley
    Hillary Clinton's plans for the economy would boost growth and create millions of jobs, according to a new analysis. Moody's Analytics estimates that if the Democratic presidential nominee's proposals are enacted, the economy would create 10.4 million jobs during her presidency, or 3.2 million more than expected under current law. The pace of GDP growth would also accelerate to an annual average of 2.7%, from the current forecast of 2.3%. "The upshot of our analysis is that Secretary Clinton's economic policies when taken together will result in a stronger U.S. economy under almost any scenario," Moody's writes in its report....
  • Donald Trump’s Path: What Map Should Democrats Fear the Most?

    07/27/2016 10:38:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JULY 27, 2016 | NATE COHN and TONI MONKOVIC
    By now, it’s clear that Donald Trump has a realistic shot to become president. He has essentially pulled even with Hillary Clinton in the polls (after the expected, and usually temporary, bounce from his convention). As of Tuesday night, FiveThirtyEight gave him a 47.5 percent chance to win. The Upshot model assigned him a 32 percent chance.
  • 2016 Presidential Election Map (July 21, 2016)

    07/20/2016 9:18:05 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    270towin ^ | July 21, 2016
    As it is right now, 217 electoral votes for the Democrats with 191 for the Republicans.
  • Spot the difference: Diverse Democrat Capitol Hill intern pic is a far cry from Paul Ryan's selfie

    07/20/2016 9:02:27 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 20 July 2016
    Democrats on Capitol Hill took a sharp stab at Paul Ryan's much-ridiculed selfie with hundreds of white interns. Texas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson posted a picture of her own Tuesday, showing a crowd of interns representing a myriad of cultural backgrounds. 'The picture of the Democratic interns look a lot different than [Ryan's selfie],' tweeted Johnson, adding the 'Diversity' hashtag.
  • Are US black separatist groups on the rise?

    07/17/2016 9:25:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11 July 2016 | By Courtney Subramanian
    The Dallas gunman who shot and killed five police officers and injured seven others supported armed black militia groups, bringing to light a movement that has thrived in the wake of police shootings in recent years. The gunman, 25-year-old Micah Xavier Johnson, was linked to black separatist groups including the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, the Nation of Islam and the Black Riders Liberation Party. Before Johnson was killed by a bomb detonated by a police robot, he told negotiators he wanted to kill white police officers.
  • Erdogan lands in Istanbul, giving speech

    07/15/2016 6:25:34 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 123 replies
    RT ^ | July 15, 2016
    A plane carrying Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has landed at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport. The country’s leader is making a statement on the military coup. Erdogan has addressed crowds of supporters after emerging at Ataturk Airport.
  • 'We have taken control': Turkish military launch coup to depose Islamist government of Erdogan

    07/15/2016 2:26:43 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 42 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 15 July 2016 | DARREN BOYLE
    The Turkish military has announced it has taken control and overthrown the government of Recep Erdogan as troops round up police and attack the capital Ankara. Eyewitnesses have reported attack helicopters firing machine guns in the capital Ankara in a bid to depose the Islamic government. The military said they have taken control in order to protect human rights, however, prime minister Binali Yildirim said only a 'faction' was involved. Fast attack jets and helicopters were heard above Ankara and Istanbul after the military confirmed they had seized control of the country,. Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge...
  • Police Will Abide by Ohio's Open Carry Gun Laws at Convention

    07/13/2016 8:23:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 13, 2016 | Phil Helsel and Jacob Rascon
    Cleveland's police chief said Wednesday he would prefer that people not bring firearms to the Republican National Convention that kicks off next week — but said it is legal to do so. "It's the law in this state and as police chief, I'm bound to uphold the law in this state," Police Chief Calvin Williams said at a news conference Tuesday. More than 5,000 police officers are expected to be on hand when the Republican convention begins Monday. The party's controversial candidate, Donald Trump, is expected to be nominated at the convention, and the city is bracing for protests. Three...
  • Dallas trauma surgeon: 'This killing, it has to stop'

    07/11/2016 11:28:28 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue July 12, 2016 | By Alexandra King and Euan McKirdy
    Dr. Brian H. Williams, a trauma surgeon at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, was on duty last Thursday night when wounded police officers began to arrive in the ER. Speaking to CNN's Don Lemon Monday night, he said that the experience has affected him deeply and was like "this bad movie on an endless loop." He added: "Going to work has forced me to kind of push it aside temporarily but it continues to break through. "I'm thinking about the officers and their families and the men that were killed in Baton Rouge and Minnesota last week and I compare...
  • UN sounds alarm over ‘structural and institutional racism’ in US

    07/08/2016 7:22:56 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 47 replies
    RT ^ | 8 Jul 2016
    There is a high level of structural and institutional racism in the US, Ricardo A. Sunga III, chair of the UN expert panel on people of African descent, said, commenting on the back-to-back killing of two black men by the American police. “The Working Group [of Experts on People of African Descent] is outraged and strongly condemns the new police killings of two African-American men,” Sunga said in a statement published on the United Nations’ official website.
  • Number of white people in South Africa on the decline

    07/04/2016 8:34:39 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 77 replies
    www.thesouthafrican.com ^ | July 1, 2016 | Ezra Claymore
    The newest Statistics SA report shows that Mzanzi’s white population is getting smaller, with more than 70 000 less white people in SA in 2016 than what was recorded in the 2011 census. BusinessTech reports that SA’s population grew by more than 800 000 people in the last year alone, and, according to StatsSA, our population grew by more than 15 million since 1996… for the most part. SA’s total population currently sits at 55.7 million people of which 4 516 691 are white people, compared to 4 586 838 back in 2011, a 1.5% decline in population size, making...
  • Horrific Chicago: 311 murders year to date

    06/26/2016 3:18:43 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 40 replies
    Compton Herald ^ | June 22, 2016 | Jarrette Fellows, Jr.
    Calamity reigns in 2016 in Chicago, as 1,818 people have been shot in gun violence, 311 murdered, and 1,538 wounded. June has been the bloodiest month with a total of 289 people shot, 51 killed, and 240 wounded, as of June 21. Fifty-six were shot and 13 killed over the Father’s Day weekend, alone. Strikingly, mayhem in Chicago ranks right up there with some of the most violent spots globally — Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; Karachi, Pakistan; Mogadishu, Somalia; Beirut, Lebanon; and the West Bank in Israel.
  • CBS 'Star Trek' Series Will Embrace Progressiveness

    06/25/2016 7:32:28 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 125 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 24 June 2016 | Robin Burks
    One thing Star Trek always does well is push beyond social boundaries, often featuring progressive storylines that question controversial issues of the time. The new Star Trek series on CBS will also feature progressive characters and stories, maintaining the tradition of going "where no one has gone before." When asked about those kinds of story lines, showrunner Bryan Fuller confirmed that the new series plans on going back to Star Trek's roots. "I think the progressive audience that loves Star Trek will be happy that we're continuing that tradition," Fuller said to Collider.
  • NHL announces plans for Las Vegas team

    06/22/2016 3:16:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2016 | Steve Almasy
    Las Vegas will get its first major professional sports league team in 2017 with an NHL expansion franchise, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. With the addition of the Las Vegas franchise, the National Hockey League will have 31 teams. Principal owner Bill Foley, a Las Vegas businessman, and his partners will pay a $500 million expansion fee for the franchise. "The first thing we're going to do is to establish what the culture is going to be for this team," Foley said. "This team is going to be a team built to win. We're going to take care of our...
  • Chicago’s deadly Father’s Day weekend: 12 murders, 54 shootings

    06/21/2016 7:13:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | June 21, 2016
    CHICAGO — On Father’s Day weekend in Chicago, 12 people were murdered in 54 different shootings across the city. Among the dead is a 16-year-old boy. The youngest of the injured is just 3, police tell CNN. This weekend is unfortunately not atypical in Chicago, where shooting deaths this year are on track to be the worst in two decades. Here’s a breakdown of a city on the brink of a troubling record.
  • Baltimore Bouncing Back: Business On the Rise After Unrest

    06/20/2016 8:01:32 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    WJZ ^ | June 20, 2016 | Amy Yensi
    It’s a sign better days are ahead for riot-torn businesses in Baltimore. It been more than a year since the unrest that left some local businessin the red and some shutting their doors for good. But leaders in Charm City say business is on the rise. “We’re seeing new businesses open up every month. They’re doing well, they’re happy,” said Laurie Schwartz, with Waterfront Partnership. At the new cafe-record store, “Baby’s On”, co-owner Shirlé Koslowski has no hesitation about opening shop despite the unrest. “I think people are resilient in the city and I think they constantly will bounce back,”...
  • Senate approves women registering for the draft

    06/17/2016 6:51:49 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 73 replies
    CNN ^ | Wednesday June 15, 2016 | Ryan Browne
    Women may soon be required to register for the military draft. The Senate overwhelmingly passed a $602 billion defense bill Tuesday that included an amendment that would require women to register for the draft -- also known as the selective service -- for the first time in history.
  • Obama administration on track to grant one MILLION green cards to people from Muslim-majority countr

    06/17/2016 6:43:15 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 17 June 2016 | GEOFF EARLE
    More than 800,000 people from Muslim majority countries have gotten green cards since 2009, wth the number set to hit 1 million before President Obama leaves office. The data, released by a Senate subcommittee on immigration and the national interest, reflect a steady uptick in migration from Muslim nations in recent years – even as Donald Trump seeks to put a pause on Muslims visiting the United States.
  • 3 dead, 23 wounded in Chicago shootings Monday

    06/14/2016 6:40:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 21 replies
    Three men were killed and at least 23 other people were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago.
  • Why are Baltimore's violent repeat offenders getting away with murder?

    06/11/2016 7:43:46 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 77 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | JUNE 10, 2016
    The sharp spike in homicides and shootings in Baltimore City since the unrest sparked by Freddie Gray's death in police custody last year has left police and prosecutors scrambling to contain the violence. Many of the people involved in such crimes are well known to police, who are frustrated by their inability to bring them to justice or secure convictions carrying lengthy prison terms. Why is it so hard for the authorities to get such people off the streets — and keep them off?
  • Fertility rates in 2015 plummet to lowest in history as study shows 3.4million 'baby deficit'

    06/11/2016 3:53:46 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 72 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11 June 2016 | JESSICA CHIA
    Despite an increase in 2.5 million women between the ages of 20 and 39 in the last eight years, fertility rates in 2015 have plummeted to the lowest in recorded history, a new study shows. Only 3,978,000 births were recorded in 2015, about 600,000 less than if women between the 'childbearing ages of 20 to 39' maintained the same fertility rates recorded in 2007, according to a study conducted by the University of New Hampshire.
  • It’s not only rich South Africans who are leaving the country – young educated ones are too

    06/11/2016 10:44:47 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 47 replies
    BusinessTech ^ | June 9, 2016
    A new report suggests that young educated South Africans plan to leave the country to work abroad, rather than plough their knowledge back into the local economy. The report comes from PPS, an insurance, investment, healthcare and financial planning specialist for graduate professionals. The company’s latest Student Confidence Index (SCI), conducted among over 1,500 South African students, revealed that 54% of the respondents plan to move abroad for work purposes in the next five years following their graduation. It follows a report published by New World Wealth, which showed that white millionaire numbers have decreased dramatically in SA – from...
  • Russia vs NATO: Putin’s military might could overrun NATO forces in 60 hours, defense official warns

    06/09/2016 4:39:18 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    news.com.au ^ | JUNE 10, 2016 | Debra Killalea
    RUSSIA could steamroll NATO forces in just 60 hours, a leading US defence official has warned amid rising tensions with the west. The alarming claim comes as Russia has deployed troops westward as part of its ongoing stand-off with NATO. US Deputy assistant secretary of defence for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Michael Carpenter told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing that the West and NATO were currently not ideally prepared to deal with a Russian threat. He said Russia had a massive geographical and time advantage but by 2017 the US would be in a better position to defend its...
  • Racial disparities persist in U.S. schools, study finds

    06/07/2016 9:07:06 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue June 7, 2016 | Saeed Ahmed
    It's been more than a half a century since the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education ruling found that "separate but equal" has no place in U.S. public schools. And yet, true racial equality in our education system is yet to materialize. That's clear from the startling revelations in the latest Education Department report released Tuesday. Entitled the Civil Rights Data Collection, the survey is conducted biennially. This one surveyed 50 million students in 95,000 schools during the 2013-2014 school year. It shows how much African-American and Latino students still lag in terms of opportunities. The disparity "tears at...
  • Turkey's Erdogan warns Muslims against birth control

    05/30/2016 12:40:55 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 30, 2016
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Muslims to reject contraception and have more children. In a speech broadcast live on TV, he said "no Muslim family" should consider birth control or family planning. "We will multiply our descendants," said Mr Erdogan, who became president in August 2014 after serving as prime minister for 12 years. His AK Party has its roots in Islamism and many of its supporters are conservative Muslims.
  • TV Review: Did We Really Need a Roots Remake? No, but …

    05/30/2016 11:03:36 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 80 replies
    The Root ^ | May 30, 2016 | MARTIN JOHNSON
    I vividly recall the original iteration of the TV miniseries Roots. It was January 1977, and I was 17. Like most young people that age, my life was rapidly growing independent of my parents, who were increasingly consumed by the vagaries of their workplaces. Yet, when the series debuted, it was must-see TV in the Johnson household. We stopped what we were doing and watched it together and enthusiastically each night. We even cheered during the show, notable since we were often too darned middle class to cheer while watching football games on TV. The miniseries cleaned up during awards...
  • Anti-Islam protest descends into violence in Australia

    05/30/2016 7:57:58 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | May 29, 2016
    Police in Australia have used pepper spray to separate more than 300 angry protesters as anti-Islam and anti-racism groups clashed in the streets of Melbourne, the country's second biggest city. Seven men were arrested in Coburg, a northern suburb of Melbourne on Saturday after anti-Islam protesters, some of whom were draped in the Australian flag, began fighting with their rivals.
  • Chicago’s Memorial Weekend: 40 Shot, 4 Dead by Sunday Morning

    05/29/2016 4:42:02 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 May 2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    Chicago has some of the most stringent gun controls of any city in the nation and also saw 40 of its residents shot–four of them fatally–by Sunday morning of Memorial Weekend 2016.
  • South Africa passes bill aiming to return land to blacks

    05/27/2016 6:22:38 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 57 replies
    Africanews ^ | May 26, 2016 | Dibie Ike Michael
    South Africa’s parliament has approved a bill allowing the government to expropriate land in the public interest. The new measure will allow a compulsory purchase of lands and give more ownership to blacks. As a result of colonial dispossession and apartheid, 87 percent of South African land is owned by whites and only 13 percent by blacks. The governing party ANC said the law would tackle injustices imposed by white-minority rule. However, the main opposition Democratic Alliance opposed the bill. According to the BBC South Africa, land is an emotive issue in the Southern African country 22 years after the...
  • Jamie Bell in Talks to Be the Next James Bond

    05/27/2016 5:25:13 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 70 replies
    MovieFone ^ | May 27, 2016 | Katie Roberts
    While rumors have swirled for months about just who will be taking over the James Bond franchise from current 007 Daniel Craig, one surprising new name is apparently on the top of the list.
  • This woman may be biggest opposition to Erdogan

    05/27/2016 5:11:42 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 10 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | May 26, 2016 | Sukru Kucuksahin
    After weeks of uncertainty and foot-dragging, the Appeals Court this week made a critical ruling, setting the stage for a potential shakeup in Turkish politics that may block President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s drive for an executive presidency. The court gave the green light for the Nationalist Action Party (MHP) to hold a convention requested by in-house dissidents seeking to remake the party, whose erosion in recent years has played directly into Erdogan’s hands. Leading the dissidents is Meral Aksener, a rare female heavyweight on Turkey’s political scene, whose fortunes may now change not only the MHP’s but also Turkey’s course.
  • Boots on the ground: U.S. Special Forces pictured fighting side-by-side with Kurds

    05/27/2016 3:44:31 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 27, 2016 | OLLIE GILLMAN
    U.S. Special Forces fighting side-by-side with the Kurds in Syria are now just 18 miles from ISIS' de facto capital, Raqqa. American soldiers were seen at an outpost in Fatisah alongside Kurdish soldiers, with some even seen wearing the badges of the Kurdish People's Protection Unit (YPG). Fatisah is around 30 miles from Raqqa, but the Daily Beast claimed American forces were now just 18 miles from the ISIS stronghold.
  • Charles Barkley: “I’ve never seen the NBA as bad as it is”

    05/26/2016 6:32:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 41 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | May 24, 2016 | Kurt Helin
    Charles Barkley is walking entertainment and the brilliant Inside the NBA would not be the same without him and his off-the-cuff opinions (which is a great thing in sports talk, not so much with national policy). But he remains the leader of the annoying #getoffmylawn crew of older players who don’t like today’s game. Barkley was on the Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM last week and went off again on the state of the game. “People think us old guys hate when we talk about it. It has nothing to do with the Warriors’ greatness, LeBron’s greatness....
  • 'I was molested and passed around': Corey Feldman describes his ordeal at the hands of Hollywood

    05/26/2016 3:49:59 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 51 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | May 26, 2016 | CHRIS SPARGO
    Corey Feldman has shared shocking details about the rampant sexual abuse he and other young actors were forced to endure during their years in Hollywood. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Feldman discusses how he was repeatedly molested by adult males in the industry, saying these men would pass many young stars 'back and forth to each other.' He also reveals that his closest friend, Corey Haim, was raped when he was just 11 by a producer, the start of a long cycle of sexual abuse that Feldman believes led to his friend's problems with drugs and alcohol later...
  • Ex-McDonald’s CEO says raising the minimum wage will help robots take jobs

    05/25/2016 7:17:46 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2016 | Matt McFarland
    A former McDonald’s chief executive has warned that raising the minimum wage will spur unemployment as companies will instead employ robots that work for less. “I guarantee you if a $15 minimum wage goes across the country you’re going to see a job loss like you can’t believe,” said Edward Rensi in an appearance on Fox Business Network Tuesday. “It’s cheaper to buy a $35,000 robotic arm than it is to hire an employee who’s inefficient making $15 an hour bagging French fries.” The minimum wage has been a hot topic this spring, with some states and employers deciding to...
  • I swear this is the last Marvel film I see: Captain America reviewed

    05/23/2016 6:56:03 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 51 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 30 April 2016 | Deborah Ross
    Captain America: Civil War is the 897th installment — or something like it — in the Marvel comic franchise. This time round, the superheroes take sides, with the marketing asking if you’re #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan but not if you’re #TeamNeither, as would be most useful in my case. I swear this is the last Marvel film I will see as I never get anything out of them and whatever I say only sets the fans against me, which is not what you want at my age.