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  • Obama Administration Urges States to Cut Health Insurers’ Requests for Big Rate Increases

    08/04/2015 6:26:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    nytimes ^ | Aug. 3, 2015 | ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON — Hoping to avoid another political uproar over the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration is trying to persuade states to cut back big rate increases requested by many health insurance companies for 2016. In calling for aggressive regulation of rates, federal officials are setting up a potential clash with insurers. Some carriers said they paid out more in claims than they collected in premiums last year, so they lost money on policies sold in the new public marketplaces. After finding that new customers were sicker than expected, some health plans have sought increases of 10 percent to 40...
  • Donald Trump is not a clown: Signs say he actually wants to win — and his books (edit for size)

    08/04/2015 5:35:39 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 10 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 5:00 AM | Errol Louis
    I can’t count how many friends and strangers have stopped me on the street with a variation on the question: When is Donald Trump going to drop out of the race for President? I inevitably answer that I don’t have the slightest idea — and neither does anybody else — but we should assume that, like any candidate, he’ll try to remain in the race until the outcome becomes obvious. When that might happen is anybody’s guess, although a fair number of pundits and journalists have already concluded, prematurely in my view, that the end of Trump’s political career is...
  • Bloomberg: Trump ‘Laps the Field’, Dominates GOP in Pre-Debate Poll

    08/04/2015 4:12:35 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Aug 2015 | by Charlie Spiering
    A new Bloomberg poll released Tuesday shows that billionaire Donald Trump continues to defy conventional political wisdom. Twenty-one percent of registered voters who identify as Republicans now selected Trump as their first choice for president, followed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at ten percent and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at eight percent. According to Bloomberg, Trump is leading nearly all categories in the poll, including evangelicals and those with incomes over $100,000. Bush beat him by one point among those defining themselves as moderates. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/08/04/donald-trump-surges-in-new-poll-leads-almost-every-category/
  • Trump/Kasich (vanity)

    08/03/2015 8:54:52 PM PDT · by Signalman · 57 replies
    self | 8/3/2015 | self
    I like Ted Cruz but...a republican cannot win the presidency inunless he wins OH.
  • The rise of fashion in North Korea

    08/04/2015 1:07:04 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies
    Dazed and Confused ^ | Jul 22, 2015 | Lu-Hai Liang
    The rise of fashion in North Korea A group of young women pose for a photo in Pyongyang. Notice the fake Prada and Dior handbags – probably imported into North Korea via China
  • HitchBOT Was A Literal Pile Of Trash And Got What It Deserved

    08/03/2015 6:38:43 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 61 replies
    The Concourse ^ | 03 Aug 15 | Albert Burneko
    <p>First things first. “HitchBOT,” for all practical purposes, was a garbage can with an iPhone in it.</p>
  • Donald Trump leads by 23 points in South Carolina in new poll

    08/03/2015 6:56:24 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 69 replies
    SaintPetersBlog ^ | Aug 3, 2015 | By Mitch Perry
    Donald Trump’s endless summer of bliss at the polls continues to show no signs of dying out anytime soon. Last week he took the lead in a Florida poll for the first time, and a new Gravis Marketing poll released on Monday night that has him with a huge lead in South Carolina, the first state in the South that will vote in next year’s Republican primaries. http://www.saintpetersblog.com/archives/236847
  • Phrasing to be used during Republican debates

    08/03/2015 4:02:32 PM PDT · by struggle · 6 replies
    vanity | 8/3/2015 | struggle
    If any of the Republican candidates are watching, we're seeing Trump and other candidates use the phrasing approved of by the media. I think it would be very productive to "rephrase" certain words for the debate. Here are some obvious ones. abortion services, Planned Parenthood -> "baby harvesting"traditional marriage -> "biology-based marriage"minimum wage increases -> "low-skilled worker exclusion"Caitlyn Jenner -> "baritone in a dress" The last one was just for fun. Any other suggestions?
  • Cuba Emerges as Paradise for Gay Tourism

    08/03/2015 3:14:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    laht.com ^ | Aug. 3, 2015
    HAVANA – As tourism flourishes in Cuba the island is emerging as a destination for the LGBT community and a travel agency specializing in packages for those customers is already in operation. Pioneering the business are the owners of Mi Cayito Cuba, a Web-based intermediary between “gay-friendly Cuban private initiative and clients around the world,” company director Alain Castillo, a Cuban who lives in Madrid, told EFE. “The island has great potential as a space for coexistence,” said the 35-year-old entrepreneur who wants to contribute to “the visibility and improvement of the LGBT collective” in the country. “We are open...
  • Venezuelan President Blames U.S. for Supermarket Riot That Left One Dead

    08/03/2015 2:10:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | Aug. 3, 2015 | Frances Martel
    Socialist Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is blaming a United States conspiracy for a supermarket riot over the weekend that left one 21-year-old man dead–a man witnesses say was shot to death by Venezuela’s Bolivarian National Guard. A mob attacked a supermarket warehouse in San Félix, Bolívar, on Friday, attempting to tear down the walls of a warehouse and acquire basic food items, such as milk and flour. Video shows a crowd of dozens organizing in front of the building and attempting to break through, with Bolivarian National Guard troops attempting to violently disperse the crowd. When police finally managed to...
  • China investigating liquor suppliers for Viagra in alcohol

    08/03/2015 1:42:35 PM PDT · by Bob · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 03, 2015 | Reuters
    BEIJING – Chinese police are investigating if two distillers in the southwestern region of Guangxi added impotence treatment drug Viagra to their liquor in the latest food-safety scare in China. The Liuzhou Food and Drug Administration said that it found the Guikun Alcohol Plant and the Deshun Alcohol Plant in Guangxi's Liuzhou city were putting Sildenafil, more commonly known as Viagra, into three of their baijiu products. Baijiu is a fiery grain liquor that commands high prices in China.
  • New York Cracks Down on Toy Guns

    08/03/2015 12:53:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | Aug. 3, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    New York is forcing Walmart, Amazon, and other retailers to pay over $300,000 for the crime of selling toy guns. The settlement stems from an investigation by the state’s attorney general office, which sent cease and desist letters to the retailers in December for breaking its strict law against children’s toys. “State law prohibits the sale of imitation guns in realistic colors such as black, blue, silver, or aluminum, unless it has a non-removable one-inch-wide orange stripe running down both sides of the barrel and the front end of the barrel,” according to the attorney general office. All fake toy...
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    08/03/2015 12:21:37 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 19 replies
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  • Loretta Lynch Embeds Federal Agents In Baltimore To Help Control Embarrassment of Growing Crisis…

    08/03/2015 7:59:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 52 replies
    theconservativetreehouse ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | sundance
    BALTIMORE – After 10 people were shot — seven of them in one incident — overnight in Baltimore following the city’s most violent month in decades, police announced Sunday that 10 federal agents will embed with the city’s homicide unit for the next two months. The special agents detailed to the city from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Secret Service represent a “flipping of the script of sorts,” Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said. “That’s a bit unusual because local police departments —...
  • Palin comes out swinging for Donald Trump

    08/03/2015 4:42:47 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 47 replies
    KWCH 12 ^ | POSTED: 11:55 AM CDT Jul 31, 2015 | By Jeremy Diamond CNN
    Days after Donald Trump talked up the idea of putting Sarah Palin in his administration, the former Republican vice presidential candidate and tea party favorite is showing she's got Trump's back. Palin wrote Friday on the conservative Breitbart news site that Trump's candidacy will continue to appeal to "ordinary Americans" despite what she described as a bludgeon of attacks from GOP elites, pundits and the media. Calling Trump's candidacy "a shot in the arm for ordinary Americans fed up with the predictable poll-tested blather of squishy milquetoast career politicians," Palin argued that Trump's style and message is appealing to voters...
  • N.J. Politics Roundup: Christie bashes teaches union; Trump leads another poll

    08/03/2015 4:26:56 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 5 replies
    NJ.com ^ | August 03, 2015 at 7:00 AM, updated August 03, 2015 at 7:02 AM | Brent Johnson
    TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican presidential candidate, said during a television interview Sunday that the national teachers union deserves a "punch in the face" — and New Jersey's largest teachers union called on him to resign.
  • Donald Trump accuses Obama of 'doing absolutely nothing for the black community' - as he soars (...)

    08/03/2015 4:17:59 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Published: 11:41 EST, 2 August 2015 | Updated: 01:56 EST, 3 August 2015 | By Dailymail.com Reporter and Reuters Reporter
    Days after assuring that he has the support of Hispanic voters, Donald Trump has now claimed that African-American people are also on his side - and that Obama has let them down. In yet another round of bashing the President, the billionaire said Obama has done 'absolutely nothing' for the black community. He gave the comments during an interview on Sunday with ABC This Week. 'I think he (Obama) has done a very poor job as president,' Trump said. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3183107/I-win-African-American-vote-Hispanic-vote-Donald-Trump-bashes-Obama-doing-absolutely-black-community.html#ixzz3hkXFnE8P Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Are you aware of this with Win10?

    08/02/2015 6:36:00 PM PDT · by WVKayaker · 57 replies
    HAVE YOU UPDATED TO WINDOWS 10 AND HAVE A DATA CAP ON YOU INTERNET PLAN THEN YOU MUST READ THIS Windows 10 is using yourbandwidth to offer updates to others Windows 10 uses an individual’s internet connection to share updates with others across the internet. Microsoft calls the feature Windows Update Delivery Optimisation and says it is designed to help users get updates faster. It is enabled by default in Windows 10 Home and Pro editions. Windows 10 Enterprise and Education have the feature enabled, but only for the local network. This is the same way that torrents work: A...
  • Mike Brown Family Had Section of Road Dug Up Where He Died – Asphalt Given to Family

    08/02/2015 8:43:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    On August 9, 2014 robber Michael Brown was shot dead by Police Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri.SNIPBrown’s body was left on the street for several hours as police investigated. Brown beat Officer Wilson and went for his gun before he was shot dead. In May the Mike Brown Memorial plaque was set up on Canfield Drive in Ferguson Wednesday.SNIP In May the family requested the pavement where Mike Brown died. So the city dug it up and gave the asphalt chunks to the family. The Riverfront Times reported:
  • VANITY: What is the best free electronic fax service

    08/02/2015 6:09:51 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 22 replies
    08/02/15 | self
    Just slashed cable service and disconnected the landline phone. As a result, I need to get a free fax service. Suggestions? Thank you!
  • Palin finds common ground with Trump (Original post from June 1st, 2011)

    08/02/2015 5:43:55 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 5 replies
    Harald Sun ^ | 6/1/2011 | Beth Fouhy
    SARAH Palin and Donald Trump have exchanged words of admiration after a brief meeting at the real estate magnate's Trump Tower penthouse in Manhattan. Palin, the former Republican vice-presidential nominee, said she and Trump shared similar ideas for improving the US economy, while Trump called Palin a "terrific woman and a terrific friend" whom he hoped would seek the Republican presidential nomination. -- I thought this was an interesting post, which I found recently. The original message was posted in 2011.
  • Tell my why?

    08/02/2015 5:35:29 PM PDT · by chinaboy · 92 replies
  • Ted Nugent: Trump Would Kick Rear Ends, Take Names

    08/02/2015 4:49:55 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 7 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 02 Aug 2015 01:06 PM | By Greg Richter
    Conservative rocker Ted Nugent said he likes several of the GOP presidential candidates, but frontrunner Donald Trump would make an especially good commander-in-chief. "He would kick *** and take names and that's what America needs right now," Nugent said Sunday on "The Rita Cosby Show" on WABC in New York. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Ted-Nugent-Donald-Trump/2015/08/02/id/665048/#ixzz3hhlFxQWZ Urgent: Rate Obama on His Job Performance. Vote Here Now!
  • Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out

    08/02/2015 4:20:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    BGR ^ | 07/31//15 | Zach Epstein
    Windows 10 is amazing. Windows 10 is fantastic. Windows 10 is glorious. Windows 10 is faster, smoother and more user-friendly than any Windows operating system that has come before it. Windows 10 is everything Windows 8 should have been, addressing nearly all of the major problems users had with Microsoft’s previous-generation platform in one fell swoop. But there’s something you should know: As you read this article from your newly upgraded PC, Windows 10 is also spying on nearly everything you do.
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 8//2 7-11pm est

    08/02/2015 2:07:10 PM PDT · by Vision · 17 replies
    WAMU ^ | 8/2/15 | Ed Walker
    Friends, it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • Jerry Mathers (Leave It To Beaver) announces the birth of his first Grandchild

    08/02/2015 1:41:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 73 replies
    facebook ^ | august 2, 2015 | Jerry Mathers
    I am very proud to announce the debut of my first grandchild! She is absolutely gorgeous and what a sweetheart. So happy to be a member of the grandparent’s club! Let the spoiling begin!
  • Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

    08/02/2015 11:12:09 AM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | MARK SCOLFORO and JEFFREY COLLINS
    HANOVER, Pa. (AP) -- Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display. But people still fly it, and not just in the South, despite announcements by leading flag-makers and retailers that they will no longer sell products showing the secessionist battle flag.
  • CNN Reporter: Clinton Tax Returns Prove ‘Dead Broke’ Comment Untrue

    08/02/2015 10:07:31 AM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    mediaite ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    Hillary Clinton‘s tax returns will not only set a major obstacle in her campaign to prove herself a Regular Person™ but, according to CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny, they prove her past statements to be completely false. According to her latest tax returns, released by the campaign late this week, the Clintons earned nearly $141 million from 2007 to 2014. And as CNN’s senior Washington correspondent Zeleny told John King on Sunday, such enormous wealth definitively contradicts the candidate’s assertion to Diane Sawyer that she and her husband were “dead broke.”
  • Hitchhiking robot's cross-country trip in US ends in Philly (MURDERED!)

    08/02/2015 9:02:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 76 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 2, 2015
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S. The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment told The Associated Press that someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair early Saturday, ending its first American tour after about two weeks.
  • Vanity - MI5 "Rogue Nation" Surprisingly Fun Ride

    08/02/2015 7:27:01 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    I know that there are a lot of Tom Cruise haters and yes, he is beginning to really show his age, however, if you can put these issues a side I think you would really enjoy this film. The plot involves a group called "the Syndicate" led by a mysterious man named Solomon Lane and a subplot emerges involving the CIA whose director, played by Alec Baldwin, is trying to shut down the IMF. The cast includes Ving Rhames, Jeremey Renner,Simon Pegg, Sean Harris, and the very beautiful Rebecca Ferguson, Jingchu Zhang and Hermione Corfield. There are the typical car...
  • Good movie if you can't sleep...

    08/01/2015 10:59:44 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/2/2015 | jojkovsk
    ...I stayed up to watch the end and now I'm going to sleep. I enjoyed this, I think you will too. "The Battle of Vienna"...historical drama, the Catholic Church and Renaissance Europe are threatened and outnumbered by the armies of Islamic jihad. Ran across it browsing, never seen it before. Pretty good.
  • Asian Movie for a Sunday Evening

    08/01/2015 10:44:14 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 16 replies
    You Tube, Golden Harvest ^ | 1994 | Stephen Chow
    I'd like to start a ping list for Bolliwood and Hong Kong Movies. Often these are low budget by US standards but can be really funny and lack the PC nonsense in Hollywood productions. This one is a spoof of James Bond, Peter Gun, Get Smart, Die Hard, and Lethal Weapon and several Bruce Lee Films. It is low brow humor very bloody and a tremendous amount of fun. See how many parodies you can identify. Enjoy
  • SPECTRE: Will Radiohead Perform the Next Bond Theme? Place Your Bets!

    08/01/2015 7:27:34 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 10 replies
    We recently posted the betting odds for the artist who has been tapped to sing the new theme for Sam Mendes’ upcoming James Bond film, Spectre, but a new frontrunner has emerged. Apparently, an anonymous bettor wanted to place a £15,000 ($23,000) wager down on the English rock band Radiohead. (Mendes and Daniel Craig are both reported to be big fans, for what it’s worth.) That was a big enough chunk of change to necessitate a suspension of all betting on the Spectretheme by that particular bookie. And yet it’s clearly not going to stop the anticipation mounting for the 24th Bond film, which is due to open October 26th in...
  • Old films found in an attic bring long-lost love story back to life

    08/01/2015 6:58:09 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    cbs ^ | july 31, 2015 | steve hartman
    Someone found in an attic old 16 mm home movies from the 1930s -- labeled Kodachrome experiment. "Yeah, I was intrigued. So I took the projector, I took the films and I started to watch," Bill said. "And I loved what I saw. I saw scenes of our community and they were in color!" -snip He found out the photographer, a guy named Bob Kramer, went to work for Kodak labs right out of high school -- and that girl was his high school sweetheart, Leona Sharp. She would be 96 years old if she were alive. He found an...
  • Mark Cuban praised Donald Trump for being 'the best thing to happen to politics' in recent history

    08/01/2015 6:40:10 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 4 replies
    Business Insider / St. John News Online ^ | Posted Aug. 1, 2015 at 3:30 PM | By Colin Campbell
    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had nothing but praise for fellow billionaire Donald Trump in a recent post on social media. Cuban, writing on his Cyber Dust app, said the Republican presidential candidate was "probably the best thing to happen to politics in a long long time." Trump, a real-estate magnate and television personality, has been at the center of a media firestorm since kicking off his campaign last month. Trump generated reams of headlines while accusing the Mexican government of sending its country's criminals to the US. Trump also briefly questioned the war record of Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona)....
  • UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia Live Thread

    08/01/2015 6:26:31 PM PDT · by Manic_Episode · 141 replies
    UFC | 08/01/2015
    Main Card (PPV) 10pm ET / 7pm PT / 3am UK 135lbs- Ronda Rousey (11-0) vs. Bethe Correia (9-0) {Women’s Bantamweight Title Fight} 205lbs- Mauricio Rua (22-10) vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (21-6) 155lbs- Fernando Bruno (15-2) vs. Glaico Franca (12-3) 135lbs- Dileno Lopes (18-1) vs. Reginaldo Vieira (12-3) 265lbs- Stefan Struve (25-7) vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-9-1) 265lbs- Antonio Silva (18-7-1) vs. Soa Palelei (22-4) 115lbs- Claudia Gadelha (12-1) vs. Jessica Aguilar (19-4) Preliminary Bouts (FS1) 8pm ET / 5pm PT/ 1am UK 170lbs- Neil Magny (15-3) vs. Demian Maia (20-6)
  • Liberal Gave All Employees 70k Minimum Wage, Then THIS Happened! (Going Broke)

    08/01/2015 5:39:10 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 8/1/2015 | JASON W. STEVENS
    They say what goes around comes around. In this case, ignore the basic laws of economics and human nature, and you’ll soon find yourself living in a van down by the river. That looks to be in the very near future for one liberal CEO who insisted on making a political statement about the minimum wage, rather than looking after the best interests of his employees and company. We predicted this would happen. But then again, conservatives tend to understand basic economics better than your typical liberal nutcase.
  • Michelle Obama: If I weren’t first lady, ‘I would be Beyonce’

    08/01/2015 4:08:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 77 replies
    msnbc ^ | Aug. 1, 2015 | Kara Stiles
    If Michelle Obama weren’t first lady, she knows exactly what she would do. In an Instagram posted Friday, rapper Wale asks the first lady, “If you had the opportunity to have a different occupation, what would it be?” “I would be Beyonce,” she responds.
  • Boko Haram Slits the Throats of Sixteen Christian Fishermen.

    08/01/2015 2:48:54 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 1, 2015 | by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The massacre took place last Monday, but the news was released only yesterday because the area of ​​Lake Chad is devoid of any type of telephone; survivors had to reach Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, to raise the alarm.
  • Donald Trump Becomes The Face Of The GOP As He Surges To Huge Lead In Iowa

    08/01/2015 12:38:34 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 97 replies
    Politics USA ^ | Saturday, August, 1st, 2015, 3:29 pm | By: Keith Brekhus
    A Gravis Marketing poll released on July 31st confirms that Donald Trump has become the face of the Republican Party. Sure, party insiders and pundits are still trying to distance themselves from Trump’s toxic rhetoric, but much to their chagrin, Republican voters are embracing Trump’s politics of derision and division. The Gravis Marketing poll found Trump surging to a huge lead in Iowa. Trump polled at 31 percent in the GOP field, followed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at 15 percent, and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush at 10 percent. Several other Republican candidates were mired in the single digits....
  • Man claiming to be Obama’s son arrested

    08/01/2015 12:28:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    WGN TV ^ | 8/1/2015 | CALLIE COUNSELLOR
    CHICAGO — A man claiming to be President Obama’s son now has to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet after causing a bomb scare outside Obama’s Kenwood home. Marquez Hassell, 20, was arrested Thursday after he approached the Obamas’ house on the 5000 block of South Greenwood Avenue and dropped a duffel bag over a barricade, which a secret service agent deemed suspicious. Police and a bomb squad responded and discovered that it contained an empty aerosol can, pieces of broken glass and personal hygiene items. Hassell told police he was Obama’s son and that the President was scheduled to return...
  • Democrats Now Consider Donald Trump a 'Serious' Republican Candidate

    08/01/2015 12:04:24 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 28 replies
    Jezebel ^ | 8/1/2015 | Stassa Edwards
    Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy might seem like a joke—a dark, sad performance piece meant to reveal the ugly id of American voters—but the Democratic National Committee is taking the bid seriously. Trump is, after all, leading the current GOP field by an impressive margin. According to a report from The Guardian, the DNC has now assigned a full-time staff member to the Trump campaign. The staff member will be “devoted to responding to statements and pushing back against his campaign.” http://jezebel.com/democrats-now-consider-donald-trump-a-serious-republica-1721502146
  • Fox’s debate rules could put Trump at center stage

    08/01/2015 6:45:11 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 65 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 1, 2015 | 8:54am | By Bob Fredericks
    Donald Trump could take center stage at the first Republican presidential debate Thursday on Fox News if he maintains his lead in the polls. Under debate rules, the candidate leading the latest poll — Trump, as of Friday — takes the stage’s middle podium, Bloomberg News reported. Trump topped Thursday’s Quinnipiac poll with 20 percent of the Republican vote. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was second at 13 percent and ex-Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was third at 10 percent. (full article) http://nypost.com/2015/08/01/foxs-debate-rules-could-put-trump-at-center-stage/
  • Ann Coulter Wants to be Donald Trump’s Head of Homeland Security (OK by me)

    08/01/2015 6:14:31 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 26 replies
    Politics USA ^ | August 1, 2015 | Hrafnkell Haraldsson
    Donald Trump is rapidly surrounding himself with the ideological dregs of the Republican Party. First, he taps former Tea Party darling Sarah Palin, fresh from quitting her own TV channel, to be a member of his cabinet. Then, the infamous McCarthyite Ann Coulter appoints herself to be Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security, which might seem a stretch if not for George W. Bush’s appointment of political hack Michael “You’re doing a heck of a job” Brown in 2000. Coulter was speaking last week at the Eagle Forum’s Collegian Summit at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. when she anounced, in...
  • State Lotto Under Investigation After Caught Cheating on Live TV

    07/31/2015 9:20:40 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 31, 2015 | Bon Mots
    Caught cheating at Lotto on national television, the Serbian Lotto sweepstakes is now under investigation. Funny, they use the same machinery here in the USA too. Watch how the numbers appear on the screen on the LIVE broadcast before they are shown. Watch the consternation on the face of the spokesmodel. You can't win, if you don't play... LOL
  • Re arranging communities

    07/31/2015 8:38:15 PM PDT · by noodler · 4 replies
    This has already been discussed and I was not able to find it. The individual States have the power to challenge the Fed and they must have money to forego the Fed money. It is a win-win for the bomafed to force elements into otherwise crime free areas. I'm not saying something changes and many didn't thirty years ago. This already happened but will happen again for a larger purpose. The States estimate a tax on property and that is paid per its worth. That tax is deducted from the Fed income tax. So that property or any home within,...
  • After boosting the sales tax, Preckwinkle now wants $130 million in pay hikes (Crook County IL)

    07/31/2015 8:25:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | 7/30/2015 | GREG HINZ
    Cook County Cook County Board Toni Preckwinkle Government and Politics Infrastructure More + Preckwinkle-seeks-pay-hikes-following-Cook-County-sales-tax-increase.com Photo by Manuel Martinez Just two weeks after raising the sales tax to pay for pensions, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is moving to give tens of millions of dollars a year in pay hikes to county workers. Legislation introduced yesterday by the county chief would extend raises of up to 6.5 percent throughout county government. Only those who make more than $200,000 in annual salary would be excluded. The proposal, sent to a Cook County Board committee for review, extends to other unionized employees...
  • Spyware, Key Logger: Exoprience, Expertise Requested

    07/31/2015 8:02:12 PM PDT · by Hostage · 32 replies
    Self ^ | July 31, 2015 | Histage
    A neighbor's estranged Ex has possibly installed spyware and a key logger onto a new notebook given as a 'gift' to both neighbor and teenage daughter. The neighbor is the custodial parent of the one teenage daughter who recently received the new 'spy loaded' notebook computer from her estranged parent. The notebook runs Win 8.1 and is to be eventually upgraded to Windows 10. The teenager was told directly by the estranged parent that everything the custodial parent does could be seen and recorded and then messaged out clandestinely. The neighbor would like to know the following: 1. How to...
  • Martin O’Malley Calls For Racial Bias Training For Police In New Criminal Justice Plan

    07/31/2015 6:52:52 PM PDT · by massmike · 10 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | 07/31/2015 | Chuck Ross
    Martin O’Malley unveiled a new criminal justice reform plan Friday, in a release timed to coordinate with his appearance at the National Urban League’s annual conference in Fort Lauderdale. O’Malley is calling for a number of initiatives that are sure to please the progressive wing of the Democratic party. Among those is legislation to require racial bias training for police, the establishment of a national use of force standard for police, an expansion of civilian review boards, and the lowering of the standard required to bring civil rights cases. In introducing the plan on Friday, O’Malley highlighted his stint as...
  • Cowboys drawing inspiration from Attorney General Loretta Lynch [Barf Alert]

    07/31/2015 3:41:32 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | 7-31-15 | Todd Archer
    Cowboys drawing inspiration from Attorney General Loretta Lynch by Todd Archer SNIP This year Garrett has a shirt with the words, “We Do,” on the front. SNIP It’s doubtful, however, that very many – if any – NFL coaches showed their teams a clip of an interview done by Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the start of training camp. It came from a May interview with CBS and when Garrett watched, it struck a note with him. SNIP “She’s really pretty inspirational,” Garrett said. “She’s something else. We’re all pulling for her.”