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  • Vanity. "Ask Donald Trump"

    08/27/2015 5:47:31 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 15 replies
    Me | 08/27/2015 | Zeneta
    Dear "The Donald", I love what you have brought to this election and I wish you well. There is however a few questions that I'd like you to address in your business mind, from your gut. Yes, no, or we need to look deeper into that, are all acceptable answers. I'd like to get a deeper understanding of who I may be supporting in this upcoming election. Best regards.
  • WATCH: Trump Is Teaming Up With Another 2016 Candidate To Fight Obama In A BOLD Way (Ted Cruz)

    08/27/2015 5:38:21 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 27 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | August 27, 2015 at 4:58pm | Randy DeSoto
    They are doing "something very big" within the next two weeks in Washington. -- This could be interesting.
  • Donald Trump: “It’s my hair. I swear” (Yup today we found out that Donald Trump has real hair)

    08/27/2015 4:52:45 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 25 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 8/27/15 | Chris Matthews
    Donald Trump has woman touch his hair to verify that it is real during a campaign stop in South Carolina…this as he tops the polls in the largest lead of his campaign. -- Hey it beats, the real news today. :D
  • Quinnipiac: 'Liar, Dishonest' Most Used to Describe Hillary

    08/27/2015 3:45:48 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/27/2015 | Michael Warren
    The most frequent words that come to mind when Americans think about Hillary Clinton are "liar" and "dishonest." That's according to a new national poll from Quinnipiac that asked more than 1500 registered voters to say the "first word" that comes to mind when they hear the Democratic presidential frontrunner's name. The most frequently mentioned word was "liar," with 178 people mentioning the word. Next on the list are "dishonest" at 123 mentions and "untrustworthy" at 93 mentions. There were some positive words for Clinton mentioned frequently, including "experience" (82 mentions) and "strong" (59 mentions). The same question was asked...
  • Saudi Arabia’s Troops Have Crossed Into Yemen for the First Time

    08/27/2015 3:04:41 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 3 replies
    Vice ^ | 08.27.2015 | Samuel Oakford
    Saudi forces have reportedly crossed the border into northern Yemen near a site where Houthi rebels have launched shelling attacks toward the kingdom.
  • Former dunk king Dawkins dies at 58

    08/27/2015 2:30:28 PM PDT · by Raymann · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/27/15 | Yahoo News
    “It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our beloved husband and father, Darryl Dawkins, who succumbed today to a heart attack," his family said in a statement issued through the NBA. "Darryl touched the hearts and spirits of so many with his big smile and personality, ferocious dunks, but more than anything, his huge, loving heart."
  • The Executive Branch

    08/27/2015 10:41:14 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    Including members of the armed forces, the Executive Branch employs more than 4 million Americans. Executive Office of the President - 1,800 employees. Department of Agriculture - 100,000 employees. Department of Commerce - 38,000 employees. Department of Defense - 1,300,000 employees. Department of Education - 4,200 employees. Department of Energy - 100,000 employees. Department of Health and Human Services - 65,000 employees. Department of Homeland Security - 216,000 employees. Department of Housing and Urban Development - 9,000 employees. Department of the Interior - 70,000 employees, 200,000 volunteers Department of Justice - ??? employees. Department of Labor - 15,000 employees. Department...
  • CPU Cooler Contact Pad

    08/27/2015 9:25:51 AM PDT · by Bob434 · 31 replies
    Just a quick question to all computer gurus- I have an old Pentium 4 2200, and have to replace the cpu cooler/fan, so I ordered one that is supposed to work with socket 478, but the contact pad that came with it is much smaller than the one that came with the computer's cpu cooler which needs replacing- Can I simply grease the new pad and install it? or will I need to purchase new larger pad?
  • Husband watched his wife being shot on live TV... speaks"

    08/27/2015 8:40:34 AM PDT · by envisio · 11 replies
    Tim Gardner was watching proudly as his wife was interviewed on the local news Wednesday morning when suddenly all hell broke loose. Gardner's wife Vicki, executive director of the Smith Lake Mountain chamber of commerce, was trying to promote an upcoming event in a segment on Roanoke, Virginia news station WDBJ when a disgruntled former reporter shot dead the journalist and cameraman who were interviewing her. Mrs Gardner was also shot in the back, but survived the attack after being rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. On Thursday, her husband Tim appeared on the Today show to talk about...
  • Prediction Markets: Jeb Bush Likely to Beat Donald Trump for 2016

    08/27/2015 6:33:28 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 43 replies
    newsweek ^ | 8-26-2015 | Reuters
    Real estate mogul Donald Trump is dominating polls and capturing headlines in the Republican presidential race, but rival Jeb Bush is still the favorite of traders in political prediction markets. While Bush has been eclipsed by Trump in opinion polls, the former Florida governor is riding high with online traders who give him a 40 percent chance to capture the party's presidential nomination, according to prediction market aggregator Florida Senator Marco Rubio is a distant second with a 15 percent chance, and Trump has risen to third in recent weeks with 14 percent, according to PredictWise, which aggregates about a...
  • A warning to Europe: Up to 50 people found suffocated in a truck in Austria

    08/27/2015 6:19:01 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies ^ | 8-27-2015
    DOZENS OF PEOPLE were found dead in a truck on an Austrian motorway today. It is understood they suffocated to death. Police in Austria have said the deceased were migrants but it is not yet clear how long they had been in the lorry. According to local reports, between 20 and 50 bodies were discovered in the vehicle. It was found on a parking strip off the highway in Burgenland. It had been there since Wednesday and initial indications are that the driver fled. Channel 4 News International Editor Lindsey Hilsum is at the scene and has been tweeting about the...
  • Kullervo: Tolkien's fascination with Finland

    08/27/2015 4:43:56 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    On Thursday JRR Tolkien's early story The Story of Kullervo will be published for the first time. The dark tale reveals that Tolkien's Middle Earth was inspired not only by England and Wales… but also by Finland. "Hapless Kullervo," Tolkien called him. Kullervo, an orphan boy raised into slavery, a tragic hero who commits incest in the dark forests of Karelia and hurls himself on his own blade.
  • Murdered TV Reporter's Dad Just Vowed to "shame" legislators to pass gun control

    08/26/2015 6:24:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 120 replies
    Ann Coulter is going to be on the Megyn I tuned in. The murdered girl's father and boy friend made a joint appearance....they really seemed to be almost comfortable. Now look, we all mourn differently...yet the two seemed so at ease on the subject. Maybe the shock of what happened has them in a daze. But at the end of the interview, the father vowed to "shame" people into accepting gun control....but he DID speak about guns being kept out of the hands of mentally ill people. I thought the law already did that. Now Megyn has a former...
  • Trump's flawed policies would threaten the global economy, say analysts (or bring back jobs)

    08/27/2015 4:20:21 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 74 replies
    The ^ | Wednesday, August 26th | Tom McCarthy
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accused China on Tuesday of “one of the greatest thefts in the history of the world” and said he could fix the problem by drawing on the negotiating skills laid out in his 1987 bestseller The Art of the Deal. “I do great with the Chinese,” Trump told an audience at a campaign rally in Dubuque, Iowa. “And they’re great people. The problem is their leaders are too smart for our leaders. “I’m a big believer in free trade. I like free trade. But it’s not good if we have dummies.” The China lines, which...
  • The top ten most unexpected words added to the online Oxford dictionary

    08/27/2015 4:07:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/27/15 | Lucy Clarke-Billings
    The online Oxford dictionary has added 1,000 new words to its database. The latest additions have been announced, highlighting the things British people have been talking about in the summer of 2015, such as inconsiderate commuters, solidified waste and unacceptable service charges. Here are ten of the most unexpected words on the list: manspreading (noun): the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seat awesomesauce (adjective): extremely good; excellent bants (noun): playfully teasing or mocking remarks...
  • Architect Sought for Obama’s Presidential Library Complex

    08/26/2015 10:46:20 PM PDT · by garjog · 41 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 26, 2015 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    "The foundation overseeing the development of Barack Obama’s presidential library began a global competition on Wednesday to select the architect who will design the elaborate Chicago complex."
  • Hillary Clinton Takes ‘Responsibility’ for Email Use, Saying It ‘Wasn’t the Best Choice’

    08/26/2015 6:56:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 8/26/2015 | Maggie Haberman
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that she understood why people had questions about her decision to use only private email while she was secretary of state and that she took responsibility for that decision, a shift from her past remarks about an issue that has dogged her since shortly before she began her presidential campaign. Her remarks, made during a campaign stop in Iowa, came as Mrs. Clinton has faced growing criticism for making light of her email use, which Democrats fear has become an albatross on her hopes of winning the White House. “What, like with a cloth or...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    08/26/2015 6:33:56 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 54 replies
    My Grandmother, who largely raised me, was born in 1890. She lost her mother when she was only ten years old, and at that young age became largely responsible for her younger brother, while their father plied his trade as a small sailing ship captain in the Tidewater, transporting freight. She married the first time at a very young age - and actually lied a little to do it, because she wasn't quite sixteen. She died at the ripe old age of 94; and until the last six months of her life she was completely running her own household, doing...
  • On Point with Gov. Sarah Palin & WeBeSisters 'Diamond & Silk'

    08/26/2015 4:19:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    One America News Network ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Sarah Palin
    WeBeSisters, Stumping for Trump, 'Diamond' and 'Silk' are 'On Point' with Gov. Sarah Palin
  • Americans Are "Fired Up" About First Commercially Available Flamethrowers

    08/26/2015 4:54:31 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 52 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/26/15 | Tyler Durden
    In the wake of two companies now selling the first commercially available flamethrowers in the United States, at least one mayor has called for increased restrictions on their use. And to no one's surprise, the prospect of prohibition has now driven more sales. "Business is skyrocketing higher than ever due to the discussion on prohibition," Chris Byars, the CEO of the Ion Productions Team based in Troy, Michigan, told Ars by e-mail.
  • Trump’s One-Man Third Party

    08/26/2015 4:23:18 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 7 replies
    The American Report ^ | August 25, 2015 |
    Have you noticed that the only people attacking Donald Trump are the media and professional politicians, mostly in the GOP? In contrast, do you notice how popular he is with the American people, who are suffering under a bi-partisan tyranny?
  • ‘Mr. Robot’ Finale Postponed Because of Similarity to Live TV Killings

    08/26/2015 2:40:03 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    Variety ^ | 8-26-2015 | Cynthia Littleton
    USA Network has postponed tonight’s scheduled season finale of hacker drama series “Mr. Robot” for a week because the episode includes a scene with similarities to the real-life murders that occurred on live TV this morning in Virginia. “Out of respect to the victims, their families and colleagues, and our viewers, we are postponing tonight’s episode. Our thoughts go out to all those affected during this difficult time,” USA said in a statement. Early today, a reporter, Alison Parker, and cameraman, Adam Ward, for WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Va., were shot and killed while delivering a live report for the station’s...
  • Freep a Poll! (Who is to blame for the Virginia reporter shooting?)

    08/26/2015 2:09:11 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies ^ | 8-26-15 | Head Line of the Day
    Who is to blame for the Virginia reporter shooting? Gun owners and manufacturers I don't know. The shooter
  • Virginia TV journalists killed by suspect with 'powder keg' of anger

    08/26/2015 2:07:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8-26-2015 | GARY ROBERTSON
    Flanagan sent ABC News a 23-page fax about two hours after the shooting, saying his attack was triggered by the June 17 mass shooting at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the network said. Nine people were killed, and a white man has been charged in that rampage. The network cited Flanagan as saying he had suffered racial discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying at work. He had been attacked by black men and white women, and for being a gay black man, he said.
  • A school deemed this Wonder Woman lunchbox as too violent

    08/26/2015 2:04:09 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 55 replies
    MeTV ^ | AUGUST 26, 2015 | Brent DiCrescenzo
    An anonymous Reddit user named twines18 took to the Reddit Pics page and Imgur to share the above images of a Wonder Woman lunchbox. He titled his post: Letter a friend of mine's daughter received from school today. Her Wonder Woman lunchbox features a violent super hero that does not comply with the school's dress code. Pictures of the lunchbox are also attached. According to twines18, a private elementary school, the name and location of which remains unnamed, barred a student from carrying this super cool yellow lunchbox with red and blue stars. The lunchbox depicts Wonder Woman smiling and...
  • Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15, other semi-automatic rifles

    08/26/2015 1:53:21 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8-26-2015 | Nathan Layne
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the United States' top seller of guns and ammunition, said on Wednesday it would stop selling the AR-15 and other semi-automatic rifles stores because of sluggish demand and focus instead on "hunting and sportsman firearms". Company spokesman Kory Lundberg said the decision was not related to high-profile incidents involving the rifles, including the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012. "This is done solely on what customer demand was," said Lundberg, confirming a report by business news website Quartz. "We are instead focusing on hunting and sportsman firearms." Lundberg said Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, would stop...
  • Congressional Republicans To Keep Organ Harvesting Alive and Babies Dead

    08/26/2015 12:46:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies ^ | August 25th, 2015 | Erick Erickson (Diary)
    Congressional Republicans are coming up with every excuse imaginable to avoid having to defund Planned Parenthood. Right now they’re going with the “let’s investigate” card. They think that if they just probe deeply enough they’ll have enough ammunition to attack the Democrats. Yes, that would be the exact same Democrats who have seen the same videos everyone else has seen and decided it is no big deal. Conservatives in Congress are gearing up for a fight on this issue against their own leadership. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 58% in the Senate is convinced that a government shutdown by President Obama...
  • What do you think is happening with the Hillary Server investigation?

    08/26/2015 11:53:56 AM PDT · by MNDude · 53 replies
    It seems like there's been a stream of leaks and updates from the investigators, and updates about Hillary's server for two steady weeks... 4 classified emails found, 60 classified emails found, Messages were born classified. If I recall correctly, the FBI got a hold of the server from her hosting company last week, and it suddenly got really quiet on updates. What do you guys think is going on with this investigation?
  • A Blood Test and App May Help Identify Patients at Risk of Suicide

    08/26/2015 11:17:50 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 14 replies
    With blood biomarkers and a questionnaire, researchers at Indiana University claim they can pinpoint patients who will have suicidal thoughts within a year. One person dies by suicide every 13 minutes in America, resulting in about 38,000 deaths each year. While most people who commit suicide suffer from depression or other mental illnesses, the vast majority of depressed people will never attempt to kill themselves. This leaves psychiatrists and other health professionals with the difficult task of figuring out which patients are most at risk. Now, new research suggests that certain blood biomarkers, in conjunction with a questionnaire, can identify with more...
  • The many feuds of Donald Trump, diagrammed

    08/26/2015 11:09:21 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8-26-2015 | Philip Bump
    Over the course of the 71 days that Trump has been running, he's picked fights with and picked on his opponents, members of the media, various companies and even NASCAR. Trump has repeatedly claimed to be "the most militaristic person ever." If measured in willingness to start fights, he may actually have a claim to that title.
  • Obama to Face Reckoning in New Orleans Over Katrina Promises

    08/26/2015 10:41:25 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    ny times ^ | 8-26-2015 | GARDINER HARRIS
    Eight years ago as a senator running for president, Barack Obama visited New Orleans, a city still battered and broken two years after Hurricane Katrina, and made the kind of extravagant promises that candidates often make to get elected. “America failed the people of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast long before that failure showed up on our television sets,” Mr. Obama said at the time. “America failed them again during Katrina. We cannot — we must not — fail for a third time.” He promised to reconstruct the city’s health care infrastructure with new facilities and incentives for doctors,...
  • Gunman films shooting which killed two journalists live on air in Virginia

    08/26/2015 8:55:45 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8-26-2015 | David Lawler, and Andrew Marszal
    Bryce Williams reportedly shoots reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward live on air in Moneta, Virginia, posts video of the attack online, and then shoots himself
  • Welcome To Fantasy Island! An advance man points up as Trump's "plane" lands: The Plane! The Plane!

    08/26/2015 8:22:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 67 replies
    8/26/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    "Welcome to Fantasy Island!" Wherever Trump's "plane" lands, that area becomes known (albeit temporarily) as "Fantasy Island," and an advance man for Trump points upward when Trump's "plane" is about to land and says, "The plane! The plane!" On [Trump's] Fantasy Island, everything is either false, an illusion, or is grounded in smoke and mirrors at best: [My favorites are #'s 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10] 1.) On Trump's Fantasy Island, Trump never repeats his talking points ad nauseam. 2.) On Trump's Fantasy Island, Ann Coulter speaks at a Trump rally and magically becomes a conservative! 3.) On Trump's...
  • Here’s One Possible Way to ID a Psychopath

    08/26/2015 8:17:40 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8-26-2015 | Newser
    A study published in the Personality and Individual Differences journal finds that individuals with psychopathic traits—including coldheartedness, self-centered impulsivity, and “fearless dominance,” per a press release—are less likely to “catch” a yawn from other people, an action that has suggested empathy and emotional connections with other people in past studies, Smithsonian explains. “I thought, ‘If it’s true that yawning is related to empathy, I’ll bet that psychopaths yawn a lot less.’ So I put it to the test,” the study’s lead author, Brian Rundle, says in the release.
  • How companies make millions off lead-poisoned, poor blacks

    08/26/2015 7:55:52 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9-25-2015 | Terrence McCoy
    Before his April death after being severely injured in police custody, before this hollowed-out city plunged into rioting, the life of Freddie Gray was a case study in the effect of lead paint on poor blacks. The lead poisoning Gray suffered as a child may have contributed to his difficulties with learning, truancy and arrests — all of it culminating in a 2008 lead-paint lawsuit and a windfall of cash locked inside a structured settlement. By late 2013, Gray was striking deals with Access Funding. People like Gray who have suffered lead-poisoning as children are especially vulnerable to predatory transactions....
  • The Alinsky Man (Trump empowering the powerless)

    08/26/2015 6:47:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Pajama Media ^ | August 25, 2015 | Richard Fernandez
    The Alinsky Man by Richard Fernandez August 25, 2015 - 5:55 pm Watch Jorge Ramos of Univision getting tossed out of a Trump press conference by security after trying to pressure the Donald into answering him in the video below this post. Instead of responding to Ramos, Trump lets security show him the door. Afterward Trump allows that he has no problem letting Ramos back in, and the Washington Post reports the subsequent conversation between the two men. After Ramos was allowed back in, a showdown over immigration ensued. “Good to have you back,” said Trump to Ramos. The two...
  • US TV journalists shot dead on air

    08/26/2015 6:16:07 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    bbc ^ | 8-26-2015
    Two US TV journalists shot dead during a live report in Virginia, employer confirms. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.
  • Burger King to McDonald's: Let's Make a McWhopper

    08/26/2015 5:53:02 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 24 replies
    abc news ^ | 8-26-2015 | ap
    This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper." In full-page newspaper ads Wednesday, Burger King says it's calling for a truce with McDonald's so that they can create a mashup of their most famous burgers — the Big Mac and the Whopper.
  • Donald Trump: It takes a radical to defeat a radical

    08/26/2015 5:34:01 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies
    Communities for Digitical News ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | by CS Bennett
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2015 –Is it any wonder why people flock to Donald Trump? He is a fighter, and right now that is what America is looking for. Americans want to feel as though someone is out there representing “We the people.” The United States of America, in its creation, was a unique and radical experiment. The form of government chosen by our Founding Fathers was itself a radical concept. The liberties and freedoms our citizens enjoyed were unique and unparalleled compared to what others enjoyed in faraway places throughout the annals of history and man’s rule over other men....
  • Donald Trump Won't Be Our Next President Because He Doesn't Have a Beard

    08/26/2015 4:10:39 AM PDT · by uglybiker · 29 replies
    Paleofuture ^ | 8/12/15 | Matt Novak
    Donald Trump will not be our next president. Neither will Bernie Sanders, Jeb Bush, nor Hillary Clinton. How can I say this with such confidence? Because none of these people have beards. And that was supposed to be the style for US presidents by now. At least according to one random magazine from 1966. The November 1966 issue of The American Legion magazine proclaimed that the American president of 2016 would be sporting a beard. And yes, I know that the next president won’t be sworn in until January 2017, but we’re just going to assume that they meant...
  • (Vanity) Home Security Camera System Recommendations

    08/26/2015 2:15:49 AM PDT · by csvset · 27 replies
    me | 26 august 2015 | Me
    I've been thinking about installing a home security system. Any recommendations, dos and dont's?
  • Inquiry Weighs Whether ISIS Analysis Was Distorted

    08/25/2015 9:40:14 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    ny times ^ | 8-26-2015 | MARK MAZZETTI and MATT APUZZO
    The Pentagon’s inspector general is investigating allegations that military officials have skewed intelligence assessments about the United States-led campaign in Iraq against the Islamic State to provide a more optimistic account of progress, according to several officials familiar with the inquiry. The investigation began after at least one civilian Defense Intelligence Agency analyst told the authorities that he had evidence that officials at United States Central Command — the military headquarters overseeing the American bombing campaign and other efforts against the Islamic State — were improperly reworking the conclusions of intelligence assessments prepared for policy makers, including President Obama, the...
  • Nearly 700 UW-Madison faculty sign letter on fetal tissue bill

    08/25/2015 7:31:28 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | 8-25-2015 | Karen Herzog
    Nearly 700 University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty members have signed a letter to the editor to the Journal Sentinel arguing that a bill being considered by the Legislature to ban the use of fetal tissue and cells would not only close off avenues of hope for patients, it would send a message to biomedical scientists and the biotechnology industry "that Wisconsin is no place to do business." "We wonder whether legislators have considered the ethical implications of denying current and future patients the benefits of the research that would be blocked by this legislation," the letter says. Research done with cell...
  • Sarah Palin Spotted in California CVS Buying Reading Glasses

    08/25/2015 3:59:56 PM PDT · by McGruff · 36 replies
    Patheos ^ | August 25, 2015 | Bristol Palin
    So my mom – Sarah Palin — is out of her normal Alaska element and is guest hosting at One America News in California. Apparently, she forgot her glasses, because she was spotted at CVS getting three pairs of glasses for $14. What a deal! LOL!
  • Can the Supreme Court Force Congress to Own the War on ISIS?

    08/25/2015 2:14:51 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 8-25-2015 | BRUCE ACKERMAN
    The biggest casualty in the struggle against the Islamic State so far has been the American Constitution. One year into the battle, the president and Congress threaten to destroy all serious restraints against open-ended war-making by the commander-in-chief. President Obama waited for half a year before even submitting a draft resolution authorizing his initiative. But it is now obvious that the Republican-controlled Congress finds it politically convenient to stand on the sidelines and let Obama take the blame for the escalating instability. That leaves only the Supreme Court to halt this transformation of the president into a latter-day King George...
  • 'If the internet goes down, half the planet will come to a standstill'

    08/25/2015 12:55:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 82 replies
    Mirror ^ | 8/25/15 | Jeff Parsons
    Preppers are the ones that'll survive long after the rest of us have gone These days the world is a scary place to live in. If there's not an asteroid on its way to obliterate us or terrorists plotting our imminent downfall, there's the dangers of giant online data hacks or complete economic collapse. But when the end does arrive, there are a few people who aren't just able to cope with the apocalypse - they've been actively preparing for it. These people call themselves 'preppers' or 'survivalists' and they belong to a vast underground community. When the ATMs stop...
  • What videos? Wendy Davis calls ‘attack’ on Planned Parenthood a ‘flagrant denial of reality’

    08/25/2015 8:16:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies ^ | August 24, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Former Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis was undoubtedly the focal point in the battle against the state’s effort to ban abortions five months after conception. But if she wants to talk about “flagrant denial of reality,” let’s start there. Davis really believed she could parlay her 11-hour filibuster into a seat in the governor’s mansion. That delusion was helped along by a fawning profile in Vogue magazine and celebrity endorsements. Davis is back in the news today, penning an opinion piece in the Texas Star-Telegram in defense of Planned Parenthood against all of the recent peaceful protests (i.e., “attacks”) against...
  • Eleven Black Women Were Kicked Off a Train for Laughing Too Loud

    08/25/2015 7:35:06 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 93 replies
    Vice ^ | 8-25-2015 | Scott Pierce
    Getting wine-drunk on a train in Napa Valley sounds pretty good if you're the guys from Sideways or the parents in Bob's Burgers, but it's apparently a lot less fun if you're a black woman with a loud laugh. A group of 11 women, members of the Sistahs on the Edge book club, were kicked off the Napa Valley Wine Train last Saturday for allegedly being too loud and disturbing other passengers—but the women say it was because of their race. One of the book club's members, Lisa Johnson, chronicled the event on Facebook, igniting an outcry across social media...
  • Slain gun instructor's family wants law to ban children from automatic weapons

    08/25/2015 7:21:48 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 38 replies
    cnn ^ | 8-25-2015 | Holly Yan
    One year ago today, Charles Vacca's children received the horrific news: Their father, a shooting instructor, was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi submachine gun. Vacca's children have publicly forgiven the girl. But now, they've launched an online petition pushing for legislation to prevent children from shooting fully automatic weapons. A video on the petition's website features Vacca's four children, starting with his 12-year-old son, Christopher. "It's legal for kids my age and younger to shoot Uzis," he said. "That hasn't changed." Vacca's 16-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, offered a startling comparison: "Laws say that children can't drink, can't...
  • I'm a black gentrifier in Harlem – and it's not a good feeling

    08/25/2015 7:11:34 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8-25-2015 | Morgan Jerkins
    The other day, I was walking back to my Harlem apartment when I stumbled upon a very shocking sign in front of a black church. It read: NYCHA (New York City Housing Authority), Funerals, Beauty Parlors Will Close in Harlem. Make room for sodomite gentrifiers. Have a nice day niggers! This is a regular occurrence; this church’s messages are always provocative. A few months back, another homemade sign forewarned New Yorkers of “Wall Street bankers, gentrifiers, and sodomites ruining their community”. To this group of Harlemites, gentrification is synonymous with depravity. The sign did not name me, but it was...