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  • Hope Solo’s reaction to soccer suspension: ‘17 [expletive] years and it’s over!’

    08/30/2016 6:57:28 PM PDT · by rickmichaels
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2016 | Cindy Boren
    Hope Solo reacted the way any elite athlete would to news she had been suspended for six months and her contract terminated by the U.S. Soccer Federation in the wake of calling the Swedish team “a bunch of cowards” after the U.S. women’s national team was eliminated from the Rio Olympics. She cursed. She hugged her husband. She broke down. This being Solo, the moment on Aug. 24 when she learned the news was recorded by Fullscreen, a company that is making a documentary called “Keeping Score.”
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Everett, WA 8/30/16

    08/30/2016 6:56:33 PM PDT · by Ray76
    Tuesday, August 30, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Everett, WA at Xfinity Arena of Everett. Coverage begins at 7:00 PM PT.
  • Obama Sabotages ObamaCare

    08/30/2016 6:49:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 2 replies
    forbes ^ | 08.29.16 | Grace-Marie Turner
    As health insurers head for the exits, Americans who have been whipsawed by ObamaCare may get whacked again this fall:  First, they were thrown off private plans that were declared illegal, then they were forced into the ObamaCare exchanges, and now they could face the prospect of being shut out of coverage through their exchanges entirely for 2017.  In Arizona’s Pinal County, for example, no insurers are offering coverage through the exchange. While decisions won’t be final until next month, people in other counties could face a similar fate.Elsewhere, millions of Americans will have a “choice” of just one carrier,...
  • Pediatricians putting new focus on how violence, other problems affect children's lives

    08/30/2016 6:39:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies
    bergen record ^ | August 29, 2016 | KARA YORIO
    Violence, racism, intolerance and religious bigotry made headlines this summer and the American Academy of Pediatrics took notice. These issues are impacting children and the organization wants to address the societal problems proactively with kids and their families.“We need to talk more about this, definitely,” said Dr. Sylvia Blaustein of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson. “I think everybody should be discussing these issues because of what’s going on nationally and internationally.”  The AAP was pushed to action in early July after shootings in Baton Rouge and Dallas. It announced an initiative aimed at addressing gun violence as...
  • NJSP: 1 dead, 5 arrested after highway firefight

    08/30/2016 6:30:19 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies ^ | August 30, 2016 | Alex N. Gecan
    HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — It must have seemed like something out of the movies.Three men from Atlantic County, one from Ocean County and a teenager were under arrest after a gun battle that left another man dead. The crime scene: A stretch of Atlantic City Expressway traversed by two fast-moving vehicles. Of the five arrested after the Monday violence, four suffered gunshot wounds and two remained hospitalized on Tuesday. The first reports of gunshots came in shorty before 3 p.m., police said. Callers reported moving cars exchanging fire in the eastbound lanes of the Atlantic City Expressway near Exit 12.Soon afterward,...
  • Video: Idiot Social Justice Warrior Triggered by Dashboard Hula Girl

    08/30/2016 6:19:11 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 17 replies
    August 28, 2016 | Canadian News Agency
    In this video, a woman took issue with a Lyft driver's bobblehead figurine on the dashboard and was determined to create a violent confrontation. Video: Nutty SJW assaults driver because of a hula girl bobblehead doll on his dashboard
  • BREAKING NEWS - Chris Brown is arrested for assault with a deadly weapon...

    08/30/2016 6:02:45 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 30, 2016 | Lizzie Smith, Regina F. Graham, Jessica Chia Read more:
    Chris Brown has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a prolonged, 11-hour stand-off with the police at his $4million mansion. Baylee Curran, a former Miss California Regional 2016, called 911 at around 3am on Tuesday claiming a Brown had pointed a gun at her after she admired his friend's jewelry, TMZ reported. Police arrived at Brown's sprawling estate in Los Angeles, but no one answered the door and it took hours before they obtained a warrant to search the home for a weapon. Emerging from his mansion around 2.43pm (PT), Brown took off his sweatshirt...
  • Their Masters' Voices: Dogs Understand Tone And Meaning Of Words

    08/30/2016 5:57:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | Aug. 30. 2016 | Nell Greenfieldboyce
    When you praise a dog, it's listening not just to the words you say but also how you say them. That might not be huge news to dog owners. But now scientists have explored this phenomenon by using an imaging machine to peek inside the brains of 13 dogs as they listened to their trainer's voice. The reward pathway in the dogs' brains lit up when they heard both praising words and an approving intonation — but not when they heard random words spoken in a praising tone or praise words spoken in a flat tone, according to a report...
  • Trumps Disapproval VS His Massive Crowds.Maybe MSM/Leftist Polls Are Off A Bit?

    08/30/2016 5:51:38 PM PDT · by TrumpTrain_VS_TheClintonToilet · 20 replies
    And not just the size of Trump's crowds,just look at all of the women showing up to see The Donald? How can Donald Trumps unfavorable ratings be around 66% when he is drawing overflow crowds wherever he goes? And then we have Hillary pushing 70% disapproval and she can't even fill a high school gym. Anyone see something wrong with this picture?
  • Video Of Son Connecting With Dad With Alzheimer’s Through Song Goes Viral

    08/30/2016 5:22:31 PM PDT · by Bigg Red · 9 replies
    Scary ^ | 17 AUG 2016 | Jeriann Sullivan
    Eighty year old Ted McDermott has been entertaining most of his life and was well known for singing in clubs around England. His nickname – The Songaminute Man – was given to him because of his incredible ability to remember so many songs. In the past few years his memory has deteriorated as he battles Alzheimer’s, but the songs remain. Simon McDermott, 40, uploaded dashcam video of him and his dad, 80-year-old Ted, driving around and singing. “In the last few years his memory has deteriorated a lot – often not recognising family and with many aggressive episodes. When we’ve...
  • Dogs understand both vocabulary and intonation of human speech

    08/30/2016 5:17:09 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 50 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 8/29/2016 | American Association for the Advancement of Science
    Dogs have the ability to distinguish vocabulary words and the intonation of human speech through brain regions similar to those that humans use, a new study reports. Attila Andics et al. note that vocabulary learning "does not appear to be a uniquely human capacity that follows from the emergence of language, but rather a more ancient function that can be exploited to link arbitrary sound sequences to meanings." Words are the basic building blocks of human languages, but they are hardly ever found in nonhuman vocal communications. Intonation is another way that information is conveyed through speech, where, for example,...
  • AMD sees VR and AR as a good bet

    08/30/2016 5:15:06 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies ^ | 30 August 2016 | Nick Farrel
    Might pull its nadgers out of the fireAMD is talking about how it is life might be becoming easier thanks to the rise of virtual reality (VR). Chatting to the Orlando Sentinel, vice president for AMD's Radeon Technologies Group Joe Cox said that there was a big resurgence in virtual reality. "Virtual reality is exciting because it's new and there is an excitement around it right now. But it's just now in its infancy and has a long road ahead for it." Its hope is that the company will pick up on the back of the developing VR market. It...
  • Homeland eyes special declaration to take charge of elections | Washington Examiner

    08/30/2016 5:00:57 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/30/2016 | Paul Bedard
    Homeland eyes special declaration to take charge of elections | Washington Examiner Homeland eyes special declaration to take charge of elections By Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) • 8/30/16 6:34 PM
  • IBM, AMD and Others Plan Assault on Intel’s Chip Dominance

    08/30/2016 4:52:24 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 4:01 p.m. ET | By Don Clark
    IBM to unveil new details of its Power9 chip; AMD to talk about inner workings of Zen technology ENLARGE AMD Chief Executive Lisa Su at an event in San Francisco last week discussing a chip dubbed ‘Summit Ridge’ that uses the company’s new Zen technology. Photo: Advanced Micro Devices ************************************************************ Few companies enjoy the kind of dominance Intel Corp. INTC 0.42 % does in chips for the computers found in data centers. But competitors keep trying to pry open its server stronghold, with International Business Machines Corp. IBM -0.20 % the latest to brandish a new tool.IBM, at a Silicon...
  • VANITY: Are they setting us up to blame the RUSSIANS for the upcoming electronic voter fraud?

    08/30/2016 4:50:05 PM PDT · by mowowie · 36 replies
    Brian P
    The plan obviously is that when that nasty treasonous creature clinton STEALS the election is.... Well you HAVE been following the news right? If that corrupt hag gets the win and then gets exposed with electronic voting fraud who is going to be for blame? Maybe The RUSSIANS! The RUSSIANS! The RUSSIANS!!!! These freaks have been planting that seed for months now.... God do i absolutely HATE our political class...
  • Think the world is on fire? Obama’s national security adviser says things are better than ever.

    08/30/2016 4:44:07 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Vox ^ | 18 Aug, 2016 | Zack Beauchamp
    Between ISIS attacks, Russian aggression in Syria and Ukraine, and Brexit, it can feel a lot like the world has been falling apart these past few years. So it’s surprising — and perhaps a little disconcerting — to learn that Susan Rice, President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, is actually optimistic about the state of the world right now. "This is a much more hopeful and positive period in history than we have seen certainly in our lifetimes," she told me in early August when I sat down with her in the White House to talk about the Obama administration’s...
  • Vanity -Rubio runs ahead of Democrat, Murphy by 200,000 votes with 5% votes counted!!!

    08/30/2016 4:39:32 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 43 replies
    Marco Rubio is running far ahead with total primary votes cast (2%) in Senate Primary. Rubio is now the GOP Senate nominee in Florida!!! He is amassing huge vote count ahead of his possible Democrat opponent Democrat, Pat Murphy. The Trump effect is helping Rubio come up with a landslide win over alll candidates Democrat, Republican, or otherwise!!! Florida will go to Trump, big time!!!

    08/30/2016 4:23:55 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    The Class of 1885 were born during the Civil War, and grew up in the political and social turmoil of the Reconstruction Era. They would enter the fleet just as American interest in the world was beginning to increase, the very summer that Alfred Thayer Mahan was promoted to Captain and began writing his lectures for the new Naval War College. Many would go on to serve as junior officers in the Spanish-American War. 1. Give an account of any three of the following: (1) The settlement of Georgia. (2) The loss of New Netherlands by the Dutch. (3) Jay’s...
  • Earth Just Narrowly Missed Getting Hit by an Asteroid

    08/30/2016 4:20:38 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 8/30/2016 | Avery Thompson
    On Saturday, astronomers discovered a new asteroid, just a few hours before it almost hit us. The asteroid is called 2016 QA2, and it missed the Earth by less than a quarter of the distance to the moon. That puts it about three times as far away from Earth as our farthest satellites. And we never saw it coming. So how did 2016 QA2 sneak up on us like that? For this particular asteroid, the answer seems to be that it has a very peculiar orbit. It's highly elliptical, which means it can usually be found hanging out by either...
  • Nepal bans Indian police couple for faking Mount Everest climb

    08/30/2016 4:10:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    ABC Net ^ | 8/31
    Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod, both police constables, said they reached the top of the world's highest mountain on May 23. But fellow climbers cast doubt on their claim, saying their photos at the summit were doctored. Nepal's tourism department initially certified their claim but later conducted an investigation.
  • Marijuana makes rats lazy, less willing to try cognitively demanding tasks

    08/30/2016 4:01:11 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 41 replies
    University of British Columbia @ medicalxpress ^ | August 24, 2016 | University of British Columbia
    New research from the University of British Columbia suggests there may be some truth to the belief that marijuana use causes laziness— at least in rats. The study, published today in the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, found that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, makes rats less willing to try a cognitively demanding task. "Perhaps unsurprisingly, we found that when we gave THC to these rats, they basically became cognitively lazy," said Mason Silveira, the study's lead author and a PhD candidate in UBC's department of psychology. "What's interesting, however, is that their ability to do the...
  • If you could give a card to play in the debates, what would it be?

    08/30/2016 3:56:26 PM PDT · by A Cyrenian · 21 replies
    I would suggest he use this on her. It's from one of the best bands of all time. Skynyrd. "Watergate does not bother me." "Does your conscious bother you?" "Tell me true." With the fore thought, she was removed from the legal team of Watergate. She has no room to wiggle.
  • VIDEO: Top 5 "Climate Change" Myths More Thoroughly DEBUNKED Than Ever

    08/30/2016 3:54:16 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 15 replies ^ | 08/30/2016 | Steven Crowder
    I couldn't possibly have sourced, or researched this video more. SOURCES HERE: The goal is this: if you need to arm yourself to debate the dogmatic Climate Change cultists... this is the video you can use.
  • Does Donald Trump Have a Path to 270?

    08/30/2016 3:35:14 PM PDT · by Signalman · 43 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8/30/2016 | Tim Alberta
    Labor Day traditionally sounds a gun that starts the general election in earnest — vacations are over, kids are back in school, and voters are finally tuning in to a presidential race that’s competitive coming out of the party conventions. This year feels very different. With two prolonged primary seasons, two deeply polarizing nominees, and two conventions that were moved up by a month (from late August to late July), voters have been unable to escape the shadow cast by a bizarre and historic race for the White House. And with the GOP nominee trailing badly in nearly every national...
  • Millennials' hatred of 'dealing with people' is a major threat to fast-food workers

    08/30/2016 3:19:06 PM PDT · by Stalwart · 68 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo News ^ | August 30, 2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Many millennials hate interacting with people, according to a new survey. Nearly a third of people 18 to 24 prefer ordering from the drive-thru at restaurants because "they don't feel like dealing with people," according to a study by Ohio-based Frisch's Restaurants, which owns and franchises 120 Big Boy Restaurants. That's bad news for fast-food employees.
  • iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus Full Official Spec Sheet Leaks Ahead Of Sept. 7 Event (rumor)

    08/30/2016 3:04:30 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    Tech Times ^ | August 30, 2016 | By James Geddes
    Apple just officially announced it will be holding a press event on Sept. 7, where it will launch its next-generation iPhones. What are reportedly official specs for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have just leaked.iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus details continue to leak, just as the company has confirmed earlier reports that it will be holding a press event on Wednesday, Sept. 7, which will also be live-streamed on Apple's website. The smartphones are expected to be made available for preorder on Sept. 9, and if you're planning on purchasing the new iPhones, there are reports that...
  • Democratic Congressman: Clinton Foundation ‘Should Be Cut Off’

    08/30/2016 2:43:53 PM PDT · by orchestra · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/30/2016 | Patrick Howley
    Arizona Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Hillary Clinton supporter, thinks that the Clinton Foundation should be “cut off” due to the pay-for-play scandal haunting Clinton’s campaign. “We’ve got to get rid of extraneous issues and if this foundation is an extraneous issue that goes to the heart of whether it’s trust or transparency then get rid of it because there is so much on the table right now for the American people and for the future of this nation, that extraneous issues such as the foundation, if that is something that needs to be cut off then it should be...
  • Turkish Chobani Owner Has Deep Ties to Clinton Global Initiative and Clinton Campaign

    08/30/2016 2:37:22 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 23 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 8-25-2016 | Lee Stranahan
    TWIN FALLS, IDAHO – Hamdi Ulukaya, the Turkish-born billionaire best known for having founded the United States’ largest greek yogurt company, Chobani, has ties to both Bill and Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, and a host of other globalist corporatist figures including Warren Buffet. Chobani’s factory in Twin Falls – the world’s largest yogurt factory – has been at the center of Breitbart News’ investigative series into the small town’s refugee resettlement program. According to CNN Money: starting in 2008, Chobani began to hire refugees to work in its upstate New York plant –...
  • Teddy Bridgewater suffers 'significant knee injury' at Vikings practice

    08/30/2016 2:36:43 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies ^ | 8/30/16 | By Matt Vensel Star Tribune
    Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a “significant knee injury” at Tuesday’s practice, Coach Mike Zimmer said. Bridgewater left Winter Park in an ambulance after a left knee injury that occurred away from contact. Zimmer said he had no timetable for Bridgewater’s return, but said “it doesn’t look good right now” when asked if Bridgewater would play again this season. “We’ll let you know tonight or tomorrow, as soon as we find out the extent of it,” Zimmer said at a news conference.
  • Team makes Zika drug breakthrough

    08/30/2016 2:34:37 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 5 replies
    medicalxpress ^ | August 29, 2016 | Nature Medicine @ medicalxpress
    A team of researchers from Florida State University, Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health has found existing drug compounds that can both stop Zika from replicating in the body and from damaging the crucial fetal brain cells that lead to birth defects in newborns. One of the drugs is already on the market as a treatment for tapeworm. "We focused on compounds that have the shortest path to clinical use," said FSU Professor of Biological Science Hengli Tang. "This is a first step toward a therapeutic that can stop transmission of this disease." Tang, along with Johns...
  • George Washington University hires Muslim convicted of soliciting jihad murder

    08/30/2016 2:32:09 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 7 replies ^ | 08/30/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Seamus Hughes, deputy director of the Program on Extremism at George Washington University’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security, says: “I trust him. We did our due diligence.” How did they do that? It may be that Jesse Morton is as reformed and repentant as the day is long, but when George Washington University’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security has a “Program on Extremism” and not a “Program on Jihad,” how diligent could they be in vetting Morton for adherence to an ideology they don’t even admit exists? What’s more, Morton was convicted of soliciting the jihad murder of...
  • Larry the Cable Guy Hillary Clinton ‘ Will Be the End of Our Country ’ 8 30 16

    08/30/2016 2:31:17 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 5 replies
    Larry the Cable Guy Hillary Clinton ‘ Will Be the End of Our Country ’ 8 30 16
  • Study: plants do better during drought thanks to increased CO2 levels

    08/30/2016 2:25:04 PM PDT · by onona · 9 replies
    WUWT ^ | Anthony Watts / 2 hours ago August 30, 2016 | Anthony Watts / 2 hours ago August 30, 2016
    Climate change has less impact on drought than previously expected Plants retain more moisture in high carbon dioxide conditions, keeping water on land Irvine, Calif., Aug. 29, 2016 – As a multiyear drought grinds on in the Southwestern United States, many wonder about the impact of global climate change on more frequent and longer dry spells. As humans emit more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, how will water supply for people, farms, and forests be affected?
  • Why science says you should have more sex

    08/30/2016 2:14:08 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 30 replies
    medicalxpress ^ | August 29, 2016 | Michelle Wheeler
    Kevin Netto, director of research at Curtin University's School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, says sex is akin to moderate level exercise. It causes heart rate rises, systolic blood pressure increases, diastolic blood pressure decreases and you sweat more. "It's exactly the same benefits as doing a full body cardio work but the caveat being that you have to maintain it for long enough," A/Prof Netto says. He says a French study found that the act of sex lasts for about 17 minutes on average "from whoa to go". "For most people it's not long enough and it's not often...
  • Nationalist CAQ Leader François Legault wants to put the brakes on immigration

    08/30/2016 2:11:38 PM PDT · by onona · 6 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | 30 Aug 2016 | PHILIP AUTHIER, MONTREAL GAZETTE
    ST-JÉRÔME — Left unchecked, Quebec’s current immigration level poses a threat to language and culture, Coalition Avenir Québec Leader François Legault said calling for a massive cut — 10,000 fewer a year — in new arrivals.
  • Vladimir Putin Arrested Outside West Palm Beach Publix After Arguing With Employees

    08/30/2016 2:10:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    West Palm Beach Police arrested a man on who has quite the familiar name: Vladimir Putin. No, it was not the President of Russia who ended up in jail, but a resident of the city who shares his name. A member of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to NBC 6 that Putin was also charged with resisting arrest following the incident outside a Publix.
  • Clinton camp talking to Trump co-author for debate prep: report

    08/30/2016 2:03:15 PM PDT · by orchestra · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/30/2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    Hillary Clinton's campaign is in contact with Donald Trump's co-author as the team looks for ways to get under Trump's skin during the upcoming presidential debates, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Clinton's campaign reached out to Tony Schwartz, the co-author of "The Art of the Deal," looking to get information about the GOP presidential nominee's insecurities. The Democratic nominee's team thinks Trump is most insecure about his "intelligence, his net worth and his image as a successful businessman," the Times reported. Schwartz, who worked with Trump in the 1980s, has come out in strong opposition to the businessman. In...
  • WHO urges shift in STD treatment due to antibiotic resistance (Update)

    08/30/2016 1:48:55 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 26 replies
    medicalxpress ^ | August 30, 2016
    Growing resistance to antibiotics has complicated efforts to rein in common sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphilis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday as it issued new treatment guidelines. Globally, more than one million people contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or infection (STI) every day, WHO said. "Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis are major public health problems worldwide, affecting millions of peoples' quality of life, causing serious illness and sometimes death," Ian Askew, head of WHO's reproductive health and research division, said in a statement.
  • Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center [TD9 in Gulf]

    08/30/2016 1:39:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    NOAA ^ | 08-30-2016 | Government
  • Sleep apnea mask treatment fails to curb heart risks

    08/30/2016 1:39:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 77 replies
    upi ^ | 08/30/2016 | E.J. Mundell, HealthDay News
    - The nighttime breathing difficulties of obstructive sleep apnea have long been linked to an increase in cardiovascular risks. However, a new study throws confusion into that link. While treatment with CPAP did lower sleep apnea symptoms, it did nothing to lower users' long-term odds for heart attack, stroke or heart-related death. ... McEvoy believes that, for one thing, prior observational studies may have "overestimated" the link between sleep apnea and cardiovascular outcomes. If the link is weaker than was thought, then curbing sleep apnea might not bring about as big a heart benefit as hoped, he reasoned. Another factor...
  • No Time To Cry Merle Haggard

    08/30/2016 1:23:26 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/30/2016 | Merle Haggard
    Merle Haggard and The Strangers on Crook and Chase - 1995
  • Louis Armstrong – “We Have All The Time In The World” (1969)

    08/30/2016 1:08:33 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/30/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. We Have All The Time In The World
  • Can We Save Venice Before It’s Too Late?

    08/30/2016 11:30:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 88 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 29, 2016 | Salvatore Settis
    A deadly plague haunts Venice, and it’s not the cholera to which Thomas Mann’s character Gustav von Aschenbach succumbed in the Nobel laureate’s 1912 novella “Death in Venice.” A rapacious tourist monoculture threatens Venice’s existence, decimating the historic city and turning the Queen of the Adriatic into a Disneyfied shopping mall. Millions of tourists pour into Venice’s streets and canals each year, profoundly altering the population and the economy, as many native citizens are banished from the island city and those who remain have no choice but to serve in hotels, restaurants and shops selling glass souvenirs and carnival masks.
  • The Flying Machine - "Smile A Little Smile For Me" (1969)

    08/30/2016 11:30:35 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/30/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy.Smile A Little Smile For Me
  • State Department ordered to hand over files on Abedin

    08/30/2016 11:26:40 AM PDT · by orchestra · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/30/2016 | Sarah Westwood
    A federal judge ordered the State Department on Monday to hand over all documents related to the employment status of Huma Abedin, former deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton, by the end of September. But attorneys for the agency told the court Monday they had not yet found any related records among the materials provided this month by the FBI, raising the possibility that the State Department will have no personnel files to produce by its deadline. The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by conservative-leaning Judicial Watch sought documentation of the "special government employee" status given to Abedin...
  • Law clerk accused of pretending to be judge is fired

    08/30/2016 11:14:36 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/30/2016 | Steve Mills and Todd Lighty
    Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans, who has come under criticism for his handling of allegations that one of his law clerks put on a robe and heard cases, has fired the clerk, his office announced Tuesday. In a terse, three-paragraph statement, Evans' office said that Rhonda Crawford "is no longer employed as a law clerk/staff attorney" assigned to the south suburban Markham courthouse. The statement said that judicial rules prevented Evans from commenting further on the matter. Crawford has worked for Evans' office since 2011 and made about $57,000 a year. In March, Crawford defeated two opponents in the...
  • The American Dream (My Title)

    08/30/2016 10:42:27 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 8 replies
    Facebook | Sen Tim Scott (Rep, SC)
    (This was taken from Senator Scott's FaceBook feed) My grandfather left school after 3rd grade to pick cotton. He never learned to read, but he taught us so much about what's really important. My mom worked 16 hour days as a nurse's assistant to keep food on the table for my brother and me. Her love and sacrifice were immovable forces in our lives. My brother just retired as a Command Sergeant Major after 30 years in the Army. His son, my nephew, has degrees from Georgia Tech and Duke, and is now headed to medical school at Emory. Our...
  • More reports of clowns in woods in South Carolina

    08/30/2016 10:02:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies ^ | Aug. 30, 2016 | AP , WCNC
    <p>GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Deputies in South Carolina have increased patrols after getting new reports of people dressed as clowns trying to lure children into the woods.</p> <p>News outlets report that Greenville County sheriff's deputies were called to an apartment complex about 8:20 p.m. Monday that is about 20 minutes from a complex where people reporting seeing clowns last week.</p>
  • Opinion: Donald Trump Will Win the Election

    08/30/2016 9:48:20 AM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    Heatstreet ^ | 8/30/2016 | Brian Darling
    Donald Trump can, and will, beat Hillary Clinton and become President of the United States. As much as the media and political elite have already written off Trump, the evidence shows that Trump is on track to win this fall because of his popular message, his record of victory in the Republican primaries, and Hillary’s unpopularity. First of all, don’t believe the media spin. This race is tight. The pundits and the media elites can’t fathom the idea that a guy like Donald Trump could be our next President. They are presented on a daily basis dishonesty from Hillary Clinton,...
  • "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing" (1968, Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye)

    08/30/2016 9:11:31 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/30/2016 | Staff
    Nowadays we have Beyonce and Jay-zee. Aren't we lucky.Hope you enjoy.Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing