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  • What to be Thankful and not Thankful for in 2015

    11/26/2015 1:11:25 PM PST · by American Faith Today · 5 replies
    American Faith Today ^ | November 26, 2015 | American Faith Today
    A hastily put together Thanksgiving Day show for you, but I'll try to make sure it's not a total turkey. Taking a look at some of the news stories, with an idea coming in on what I wanted to focus on, being as how it is Thanksgiving Day, I'll put a "I'm thankful for" or "I'm not thankful for" spin on some of these stories, and while many of them are negative, there actually is a dose or two of humor to be found as well. So stay tuned for a show on Black Lives Matter, Syrian refugees, ISIS, Barack...
  • Ever thrifty, Dukakis ready for more turkey carcasses

    11/25/2015 7:10:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | November 25, 2015 | Matt Viser
    You’ve carefully stuffed, cooked, and carved the turkey. You’ve sliced up all the extra pieces, packing them in tin foil for leftovers. And you may think you’ve used every possible aspect of that turkey. You’d be wrong. Before you toss that last bit, Michael Dukakis would very much like your turkey carcass. For decades, inside his tidy kitchen in Brookline, the state’s former governor and onetime Democratic presidential nominee has had a quirky but endearing tradition that is legendary among family and friends. The man is renowned for his thriftiness — he drinks coffee bought in bulk at Costco, at...
  • Invite A Muslim To Thanksgiving Dinner

    11/25/2015 9:06:28 AM PST · by PROCON · 72 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Nov. 25, 2015 | Rev. Al Sharpton
    For the last 24 years of National Action Network's (NAN) existence, I have utilized Thanksgiving Day to serve and eat with the homeless and seniors at our headquarters in New York City. I chose to turn a day that I have serious problems with, given the history of what was done to Native Americans, into a day of family and community to show that we can extend ourselves beyond our own comfort. We will continue that tradition this Thursday, but I have also particularly reached out to Muslims to join us in our Harlem headquarters and chapters around the country...
  • Bill Clinton, George Bush, George Wallace At Some Get Together 1955

    Casual get together in 1955. Mountain Dew on the table before Pepsi ruined it.
  • “The World Won't Be Destroyed By Evil-Doers, But By Those Who Watch Them And Not Doing Anything"

    11/24/2015 7:34:26 PM PST · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Good Reads ^ | November 2, 2015 | Albert Einstein
    Original Quote:“The World Will Not Be Destroyed By Those Who Do Evil, But By Those Who Watch Them Without Doing Anything”- Albert Einstein
  • Avis Car Rental Latest Statement regarding Israeli citizen renting car.

    11/23/2015 12:59:45 PM PST · by machogirl · 152 replies
    11/23/15 | me
    From Avis Facebook, new statement. Guess they Varsity team took over. (much better statement) We have investigated the denial of a rental that recently occurred in Manhattan. We have found that we have been inconsistent in applying our policies with respect to documentation requirements with this customer, who has rented from us in the past without providing a second form of identification. We are committed to providing an outstanding car rental experience to our customers and believe that we should have done better here. We have spoken with the customer and apologized for the misunderstanding that occurred as a result...
  • need info to back up what I said about the refuge problem

    11/23/2015 8:13:14 AM PST · by PCPOET7 · 14 replies
    I need source info for the male make up of those claiming refuge status and I need source information on the fact that Christians are not being considered as refugees for resettlement because they will not enter the UN refugee camps because of persecution by the majority Muslim population withy in the camp.
  • The Week in Nothing to do with Islam (Steyn)

    11/21/2015 10:17:57 AM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies ^ | Nov. 21, 2015 | Mark Steyn
    The British Home Secretary, Theresa May, was a little behind the curve when she reacted to the bloodbath in Paris by insisting that "the attacks have nothing to do with Islam". This is the old spin that, although some terrorists might claim to be Muslim, there's nothing inherently Muslim about their terrorism. But why be so modest? In the United States, the most senior members of the Democrat establishment are taking it to the next level. Secretary of State John Kerry: It has nothing to do with Islam; it has everything to do with criminality, with terror, with abuse, with...
  • Vanity - What is Your Favorite Inspirational Song?

    11/21/2015 8:47:39 AM PST · by amorphous · 134 replies
    Vanity | 21 Nov 2015
    When things begin to get you down or the world overwhelms, it usually helps to listen to music that inspires you. A song I've recently found very inspirational, among many - even though I don't understand the words - is a song from the sound track of the documentary Patterns of Evidence Freedom: The Dawn Of Exodus
  • New DNC ad criticizes Republicans for using the term 'radical Islam'

    11/21/2015 8:41:34 AM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Nov. 21, 2015 | Rick Moran
    President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and most Washington Democrats are desperate to avoid using the term "radical Islam" to describe, well, radical Islamists. Forget reason or logic; toss away reality. What Obama and the Democrats are doing by denying the existence of radical Islam is throwing a bone to Muslims who, themselves, are hostages to a fantasy. The Democratic National Committee has now enabled that fantasy by releasing what Mediaite's Alex Griswold calls a "stupid" ad that criticizes Republicans for connecting Islam with terrorism. Duh: To begin with, the ad is horribly tone-deaf. I don’t doubt that the decision-makers in the...
  • (Vanity) Did Obama's War On Christians Cause The Oregon Shootings?

    10/01/2015 4:54:58 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 69 replies
    October 1, 2015 | me
    As Donald Trump has stated, without rebuttal, Obama is conducting a War On Christians. Did Obama's Christian-hating words and deeds motivate this killer to strike against Obama's enemies, the Christians? Perhaps you should resign immediately, Mr. "president".
  • [Vanity] Obama And Christian Control: Who Will Rid Me Of These Troublesome Christians?

    10/02/2015 8:36:29 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 10 replies
    October 2, 2015 | me, Obama, and England's King Henry II
    An Obama mini-me murders Christians in Oregon. Obama races to the podium to blame "guns". However, is the TRUE culprit in this shooting Barack Obama himself, and his War On Christians? Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and others have famously called Obama out in the public square over his anti-Christian rhetoric, and have even accused Obama of conducting a "War On Christians", with little or no rebuttal from Obama's Hate House. Is Barack Obama the modern equivalent of England's King Henry II, who faced determined opposition from the Christian leader Thomas Becket? Finally, in a fit of rage over...
  • Left-Wing Arguments for Taking Syrian “Refugees” Are Stupid

    11/19/2015 6:57:27 AM PST · by PROCON · 10 replies ^ | Nov. 19, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    The battle of the refugees continues in Washington, DC. With 33 state governors (at the time of this writing) refusing to take in any additional refugees, Pres__ent Obama (D-ISIS) has been absolutely flipping his wig, petulantly calling his opponents names while attempting to berate the governors into reversing their decisions. The radical Left has not been negligent to back him up, either. The past couple of days have seen them advance a number of arguments against rejection of the refugees—ranging from the simply wrong to the outright laughable. I’d like to address some of these arguments below. The most sophisticated...
  • The Hatred Toward the Syrian Refugees Is Racist

    11/17/2015 8:08:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | November 17, 2015 | Sarah Harvard
    Why are we turning away teens and kids who only dream of living in a free world? In response to the attacks in Paris, world leaders are taking another look at their refugee and immigration policies for those hailing from conflicted regions, like Syria. French president François Hollande has declared the country under a state of emergency after the attacks on his capital left 129 people dead. This means that he has put in place curfews, launched countless raids violating the civil liberties of Parisians, and closed all of their borders. The emergency measures — which have historically been used...
  • 6 Reasons to Welcome Syrian Refugees After Paris

    11/17/2015 7:40:04 AM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Nov. 16, 2015 | David Bier
    After the attacks on Paris, many politicians--including (so far) the governors of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, and Texas--have called for stopping refugee flows to the United States from the Middle East, claiming that the refugee process poses a major threat to America's security. Here are six reasons why ending U.S. refugee resettlement is a senseless and reactionary approach: 1. The Paris attackers were not refugees: Assuming that the user of a fake Syrian passport found near the body of an attacker belonged to the attacker, which isn't clear, he exploited the flow of people into Europe, but he was not...
  • Donald Trump Threatens ‘War’ With Ted Cruz [VIDEO]

    11/16/2015 1:04:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 16, 2015 | Steve Guest
    Donald Trump says that if Ted Cruz 97% “catches on, then I guess we will have to go to war.” Appearing on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday, Trump told Joe Kernen that Cruz has “been very nice and supportive of everything I’ve said, more than anybody else.” However, “we’ll see what happens. If he catches on, then I guess we will have to go to war. But so far we haven’t,” suggested Trump. “We’ve been very supportive we have a lot of same ideas. And you know, I’m very strong on border security and building a wall,” claimed Trump. “We...
  • Nothing But The Blood Of Jesus

    11/16/2015 10:32:31 AM PST · by Revski · 1 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11/16/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Me, Revski/o7jimmy in the back yard and my mandolin.
  • Warning! Ben Carson wants to Microchip everybody! (Their title)

    11/15/2015 5:17:29 PM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 78 replies
    Youtube ^ | Paul Mitrofan
    I'm not sure this shows that he want to "microchip everybody," but it IS disturbing that he'd even be headed in the microchiping direction.
  • Putin Laughs Off Obama At G20 Summit: “He’s A Child…He’s A Child.”

    11/15/2015 5:05:39 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 117 replies ^ | 11/15/2015 | DC Whispers
    <p>The Obama White House is said to have reached out to Putin staffers wanting to have a quick sit-down moment just prior to the beginning of the G20 Summit hosted this week by Muslim Brotherhood advocate and Turkish Dictator President,Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It was a blatant attempt at a photo-op said to have been suggested and strongly pushed for by longtime Senior White House Adviser, Valerie Jarrett.</p>
  • The Bossy Cat And Owner-Directed Aggression

    11/15/2015 1:44:07 PM PST · by EBH · 62 replies
    Veterinary Practice News ^ | 2/8/2012 | Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, Dipl. ACVB
    Owner-directed aggression in dogs has been written and talked about at length, but feline owner-directed aggression has received less attention. In dogs, “conflict aggression” has replaced “dominance aggression” as a more accurate description of the behavior’s motivation. The change occurred because pundits no longer accept the premise that the relationship between dogs and their owners is governed by pack mentality, as neither dogs in the wild nor, as it turns out, wolves seem to organize themselves along these lines. With this in mind, it seems ludicrous to discuss dominance or status-related aggression in cats, as they do not organize themselves...
  • Which 2016 Presidential Candidates Are Redditors Talking About?

    11/14/2015 12:37:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Upvoted ^ | November 14, 2015 | Joe Vince
    A user charts how many times the full names of contenders from both parties are mentioned in comments. If this 2016 presidential run doesn’t pan out for Bernie Sanders, the Democratic senator from Vermont might want to see about replacing the snoo as Reddit’s corporate mascot....
  • Our terrorism double standard: After Paris, let’s stop blaming Muslims and take a hard look..

    11/14/2015 11:03:18 AM PST · by PROCON · 108 replies
    salon ^ | Nov. 14, 2015 | Ben Norton
    Any time there is an attack on civilians in the post-9/11 West, demagogues immediately blame it on Muslims. They frequently lack evidence, but depend on the blunt force of anti-Muslim bigotry to bolster their accusations. Actual evidence, on the other hand, shows that less than two percent of terrorist attacks from 2009 to 2013 in the E.U. were religiously motivated. In 2013, just one percent of the 152 terrorist attacks were religious in nature; in 2012, less than three percent of the 219 terrorist attacks were inspired by religion. The vast majority of terrorist attacks in these years were motivated...
  • Worthy Forever

    11/14/2015 7:15:26 AM PST · by Revski · 4 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11-14-2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This spiritual tune is taken out Revelations 4: 11 to reveal the truth concerning Jesus the Lord. Rev. 4: 11 This video and singing with mandolin by Revski and has no animals but me. ))
  • Ce soir nous sommes le Français

    11/13/2015 4:08:08 PM PST · by darkwing104 · 50 replies
    November 13, 2015 | Darkwing104
    Tonight we are French.
  • You Are Worthy

    11/11/2015 11:36:22 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11/11/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This spiritual tune is taken out Revelations 4: 11 to reveal the truth concerning Jesus the Lord. Rev. 4: 11 You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for you have created all things, and for your pleasure they are and were created.
  • Making Bratton's Point, NYC Homeless Man -aka 'Bum'- Rakes in $200/hr Begging in Manhattan

    11/11/2015 7:18:27 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 November 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Maybe people need to start listening to NYC Police CommissionerBill Brattonwhen he recently suggested that New Yorkers refrain from giving money to streetbeggars if they'd like to alleviate the panhandling epidemic brought on by the serially-misguided DeBlasio era. Of course he was immediately attacked as some sort of heartless monster by the left with hashtagsand worse... And while I can't prove how much heart the NYPD's head cop may-or-may-not have, he's got to have one hell of a lot more brains in his head than the 'progressive' NYers now inflicting their knee-jerk' 'caring' on the man: handing drunks...
  • Jeb Bush: You’d better believe I’d go back in time and kill baby Hitler

    11/09/2015 4:06:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 9, 2015 | Allahpundit
    <p>He didn’t randomly volunteer this information, I should note. It’s a reply to a specific question inspired by a recent feature in the New York Times. If he had randomly volunteered it, that would have been weird.</p> <p>But also a little bit awesome.</p>
  • Why no "Pro War" novels, stories, movies?

    11/09/2015 4:56:11 AM PST · by j.argese · 18 replies
    n/a ^ | 11/9/15 | j.argese
    With the release of this new movie about Stalin enabler, cheerleader and pom-pom girl Dalton Trumbo, it got me to thinking about his novel "Johnny Got His Gun". It also got me to thinking about the lack of literature which would support the fight for Western Values, considering the existential threat we face. Your thoughts?
  • Conspiracy theories: why people need to believe that the truth is hidden out there

    11/08/2015 10:33:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 70 replies ^ | Nov. 7, 2015 | Nicola Davis
    Psychologist Rob Bretherton talks about his new book and the way suspicion can overcome rationalityWhy are conspiracy theories so attractive?There is not so much of a difference between conspiracy theorists and the rest of us. We are drawn to the idea of conspiracy because it resonates with us; we understand the idea of people being self-interested and not having our best interests at heart, and having hidden motives and getting together to do shady stuff. Conspiracy theories extend upon that and tap into these assumptions and fears we have about the world. But we all have them, that’s why...
  • War Eagle!

    11/07/2015 7:52:12 PM PST · by Jemian · 38 replies
    Auburn Announcers ^ | 8 Nov 2015 | Jemian
    War Eagle! 26-10 over Texas A&M
  • "A Thin-Skinned Minority Is Ruining This Nation":

    11/07/2015 7:45:45 PM PST · by amorphous · 46 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    In a time where college students are offended by pretty much everything, The Federalist Papers reports that one professor at UNC-Wilmington decided to cut through the rhetoric and let his students know that they aren't the special snowflakes liberals and their parents would have them believe. His epic class introduction has gone viral, and for good reason: this is the most common sense lecture to come out of any college in a long time.
  • Good News On the Wings of a Falcon

    11/07/2015 1:21:24 PM PST · by Revski · 5 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11-7-2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Good news, for male, female, child and adult.
  • The Pesky Media and News Stories They Won't Tell You About

    11/07/2015 1:06:36 PM PST · by American Faith Today · 4 replies
    American Faith Today ^ | November 7,2015 | American Faith Today
    I almost feel like today is a show based on the title of a Kevin Trudeau book. As a matter of fact, when he gets released from prison in 6 or 7 years, he could reinvent himself as a conservative commentator or author and write a book, "News Stories They Don't Want You To Know About." But naturally, I digress. Even without talking, I digress. It's a huge problem. Anyway, today's show deals a little bit with the Ben Carson attack and backlash, and along not necessarily those lines but along the lines of sharing stories that I feel have...
  • 'Blue Bloods' Season 6 Episode 7 Spoilers: Danny And Baez Help A Man Get Back His Prized Ride

    11/07/2015 8:26:30 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 55 replies
    christianpost ^ | November 6, 2015 | Arvin Donguines , Christian Post
    The sixth season of CBS' hit police procedural drama TV series "Blue Bloods" is airing this week with a brand new episode that will reportedly veer away temporarily from the Reagan family crisis storyline. Meanwhile, Erin finds herself at odds with her father. The spoiler report from Latin Post for the episode titled "The Bullitt Mustang" indicates that partners Danny and Baez will be tasked to investigate a robbery case involving a rich man whose Mustang got stolen. What makes the vehicle so special is that it is the only remaining Mustang from the 1968 film by Peter Yates, "Bullitt,"...
  • Piers Morgan Vows He’ll Never Let Ben Carson Near His Brain

    11/07/2015 8:08:04 AM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Nov. 6, 2015 | Paula Bolyard
    I’m just going to leave this here, along with some of the best responses to Morgan’s ludicrous tweet. By the way, I wonder if Piers investigates all of his physicians (and pharmacists, and mechanics, and bodyguards, and EMS techs) to make sure they’re in lockstep with his anti-American political views?
  • Flashback 4 years ago... Herman Cain/Ben Carson ~Vanity

    11/06/2015 3:22:38 PM PST · by GraceG · 28 replies
    Anyone else think it is kinds weird that almost exactly 4 years to the date the Liberal Whore media was attacking Herman Cain, another Black man running for the republican ticket. It struck me as either a very weird coincidence or something that they planned. I remember Herman Cain was doing really well before he was attacked by the media. Much like how Carson has been doing well.
  • Hillary Clinton Tried to Join the Army (Or Was it the Marines?)

    11/06/2015 3:06:53 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | April 3, 2008 | James Joyner
    Hillary Clinton Tried to Join the Army (Or was it the Marines?) James Joyner April 3, 2008 Bill Clinton says his wife, Hillary, tried to join the Army in the mid-1970s but was turned down. “I remember when we were young, right out of law school, she went down and tried to join the Army and they said ‘Your eyes are so bad, nobody will take you,'” he said, after heralding her record on issues of concern to the military, such as body armor and access to health care. I assume this is a version of the “Hillary Clinton tried...
  • Trump: We Don't Deal With Politico Anymore "Because The Level Of Dishonesty Is Incredible"

    11/06/2015 12:24:40 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 109 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 11-5-2015 | RCP transcript
    Donald Trump calls out Politico as dishonest and said their report that he is seeking money from high-dollar donors is false. ..... "You know what, we don't want any money," Trump said. "Look, Politico is so dishonest in so many different things. This Politico website or whatever the hell they call it, I mean, they write about me. We don't deal with them anymore because the level of dishonesty is incredible."
  • Am I the Only One Never Heard of a 'HOBO NICKEL' Before?

    11/06/2015 9:17:28 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 October 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Certainly no lack of historical curiosity in my noggin, but this one's new on me. Hard to imagine how I missed it, because it's a delightful folk art form to be sure- pure Americana. Due to the relative cheapness, softness, portability, and (adequate) thickness for sculpturing, the US 5-cent coin proved perfect for carving into highly-creative works that can be carried around in your pocket. Alterations of coins hadoccurred in Europe, S. Africa, and the US in the 18th and 19th century -in cruder forms- but introduction of the 'Buffalo' nickel in 1913 broughtabout a surge in popularity of...
  • Latino anchor babies spew vulgarities at Trump in offensive video ad

    11/06/2015 6:17:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | Friday, November 06, 2015
    Friday, November 06, 2015 Latino anchor babies spew vulgarities at Trump in offensive video ad WARNING: Vulgarities throughout ad - unfiltered The pro-immigrant group "Deport Racism" is behind a vulgar new video with children calling Trump a "racist d#ick" "mother f###er" and Trump supporters "racist suckers." When asked his thoughts about this video Cuban-rooted presidential candidate Marco Rubio said the video was "Disgusting," and asked "What kind of parents allows their kids to do this?" Fox News' Geraldo Rivera, an immigration advocate, said the video border along the line of child abuse.
  • Turkish Flag Over Connecticut Capitol

    11/05/2015 4:02:23 PM PST · by Ray76 · 39 replies
    Nov 5, 2015 | Ray76
    Last week for several days I saw a Turkish flag flying above the Connecticut State Capitol. Does anyone know why? And why is it in the center while the U.S. flag is off to the side and lower?
  • Don't laugh: The Jeb Bush victory scenario

    11/05/2015 7:04:12 AM PST · by PROCON · 37 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Nov. 5, 2015 | Byron York
    The conventional wisdom that Jeb Bush is dead has become so unanimous it's only natural to suspect it's wrong. Yes, the polls are atrocious. Bush, now seeking traction with a New Hampshire tour, is at four percent in the latest Fox News national survey and a weak fifth in the RealClearPolitics average of polls. The trend, for the moment, seems to be down, down, down. Yet there is a not-crazy scenario in which Bush could rise again, not to dominate the race but to be in the running when the four candidates ahead of him self-destruct, kill each other, or...
  • In Europe, Right Now — Here, In The US TOMORROW

    11/04/2015 7:00:34 PM PST · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    Market Ticker ^ | 11/4/15 | Karl Denninger
    Let me explain what you're not seeing reported about the European situation right here, right now. There are millions of immigrants coming into the EU. Germany alone has apparently taken in close to 800,000. The story being sold to the population is that these are just people from a war-ravaged part of the world seeking a better life. The first part may be true, the rest is bunk. There are, on some weekends, over ten thousand migrants coming over one border (Hungary) alone and virtually none have an interest in remaining there. They are all concentrating in the places where...
  • Someone posted this little gem on a Sanders post on Facebook

    11/04/2015 12:19:44 PM PST · by wastedyears · 35 replies
    Facebook | 11/4/2015
    Anthony, what exactly do you think Democratic Socialism is? Nationalizing commercial production? Centralized public planning? It's the 21st Century. We are no more trying to apply the failed ideologies of the old Soviet republic to America today than we were trying to apply the ancient Athenian concept of Democracy when we created our democratic republic. Social Democracy is about reasonable, responsible reforms to round off the rough edges of capitalism. These reforms are fueled by the free market, and require a thriving market to exist. No one is trying to impose a burden upon the free market. The whole point...
  • "So God Made a Patriot", narrated by Fred Thompson

    11/02/2015 11:05:58 AM PST · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apr 15, 2013 | libertynewsmedia
    We hope you enjoy this uplifting new video from Grassfire Productions. Inspired by the very popular Super Bowl commercial, "So God Made a Farmer", this short piece celebrates true American patriotism in all forms. We invite you to share with friends and family...and to join us on twitter for the ongoing conversation #SoGodMade.
  • 1 Million EVs Sold Worldwide

    11/01/2015 9:25:12 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    Scientific American Blog ^ | 10-29-15 | Tali Trigg
    At some point this month, one million electric vehicles (including plug-in hybrid and full battery electric vehicles) have now been sold worldwide. This took place in only six years, which is four years faster than it took non-plug-in hybrids (e.g. Toyota Prius) to reach one million in sales. This is the highest amount of EVs to ever ply the roads, even taking into account the fact that EVs were popular twice before (1910s and 1990s). So what makes this time different? For one, batteries. The battery technology (primarily lithium-ion) has developed increasingly with higher energy density (which partly determines range)...
  • Tough time for black women _ like black men _ with police

    10/31/2015 3:38:54 PM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 31, 2015 | JESSE J. HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's not just black men having difficult relations with police. Black women are having a tough time, too. Consider the schoolgirl who was slammed to the floor in a South Carolina classroom and the mysterious death of Sandra Bland inside a Texas jail cell. Videos showing black women being manhandled by police are bringing such problems to the forefront at a time when the public has focused largely on the relationship between black men and law enforcement.
  • Some Thoughts

    10/28/2015 10:21:13 PM PDT · by Shery · 16 replies
    Vanity | 29 October, 2015 | Vanity
    So the 3rd debate has come and gone. The feckless republicans have caved to Obama once again. Evil men who are in control have evil plans for all of us who are not one of them. The media, once again, have shown their ugly bias for the world to see. Hmmm. In some ways we have a lot to be thankful for. We have a good field of candidates this year, although some are not so conservative, a good handful are. When have we had such a choice? This election cycle is pretty interesting, if you think about it. Not...
  • Freeper Got a New Gun

    10/28/2015 7:37:31 PM PDT · by umgud · 53 replies
    Photobucket ^ | 10/28/15 | umgud
    S&W Performance Center Model 627, 2.625 inch barrel, 8 round cylinder, 357/38Ever want an impractical gun just cuz you want it? Well, I have and here it is.
  • Why Bill Clinton really signed DOMA

    10/27/2015 12:12:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 5 replies
    msnbc ^ | Oct. 27, 2015 | Steve Kornacki
    Bernie Sanders says that Hillary Clintons explanation of her husbands decision as president to sign legislation banning same-sex marriage is bogus. And he has a point. At issue is the Defense of Marriage Act, which passed Congress with overwhelming bipartisan majorities at the height of the 1996 presidential campaign, when Bill Clinton was seeking a second term. Its now a relic of history, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, but the fact that Bill Clinton signed it in the first place has long infuriated gay rights supporters.