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  • How Turkey became a petri dish for Islamist politics

    07/30/2016 12:33:01 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 1 replies
    Maclean's ^ | 28 July, 2016 | Adnan R. Khan
    In December 1997, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the current Turkish president but at the time the mayor of Istanbul, recited a famous poem by Turkish nationalist poet Ziya Gökalp during a speech in the eastern Turkish city of Siirt. One line read: “The minarets are our bayonets, the domes our helmets, the mosques our barracks, and the faithful our soldiers.” At a time when Turkey’s strictly secular military still held sway over Turkish politics, the militarized reference to Islam was interpreted as a threat to the secular order established by modern Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Erdogan was arrested, sentenced to...
  • Trump on Muslim at DNC: I'd like to 'hear his wife say something'

    07/30/2016 12:23:54 PM PDT · by orchestra · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/30/2016 | Robert King
    Donald Trump responded to an appearance by a Muslim lawyer at the Democratic convention by saying he "would like to hear his wife say something." One of the highlights of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia was a speech by Muslim lawyer Khizr Khan, who was accompanied by his wife Ghazala, about their son, a Marine who died in Iraq back in 2004. Khan at one point held up a pocket-sized version of the Constitution and asked if Trump ever read it. "I'd liked to hear his wife say something," Trump said in an interview with New York Times columnist Maureen...
  • Forbidden planets: Understanding alien worlds once thought impossible

    07/30/2016 12:20:21 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 2 replies
    Science ^ | 28 July, 2016 | Daniel Clery
    2K 6 Forbidden planets: Understanding alien worlds once thought impossible By Daniel CleryJul. 28, 2016 , 2:00 PM When astronomers discovered the first exoplanet around a normal star 2 decades ago, there was joy—and bewilderment. The planet, 51 Pegasi b, was half as massive as Jupiter, but its 4-day orbit was impossibly close to the star, far smaller than the 88-day orbit of Mercury. Theorists who study planet formation could see no way for a planet that big to grow in such tight confines around a newborn star. It could have been a freak, but soon, more “hot Jupiters” turned...
  • Incredible moment swimsuit-wearing off-duty cop pins down thief who stole sunbathers’ mobile phones

    07/30/2016 11:55:35 AM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies ^ | 7/28/16 | DANNY COLLINS
    BIKINI BOBBY READY Incredible moment swimsuit-wearing off-duty cop pins down thief who stole sunbathers’ mobile phonesMikaela Kellner pursues the crook and slams him into the ground with an arm-lockHilarious images show policewoman and bodybuilder Mikaela Kellner grappling with the alleged thief in the middle of a park.This pickpocket got more than he bargained for when off-duty copper Mikaela Kellner took him down while still wearing her bikini. She slammed him to the ground with a powerfully administered arm-lock
  • Bill Clinton Plays With Balloons at the DNC

    07/30/2016 11:46:51 AM PDT · by KMG365 · 25 replies
    Bill Clinton Plays With Balloons at the DNC
  • U.S. Air Force asks industry for proposals to replace nuclear missiles

    07/30/2016 11:03:39 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies ^ | 07/29/2016
    The Air Force said in a statement it expected to award up to two contracts for a new ICBM weapons system, or ground-based strategic deterrent, sometime next summer or fall. It also expected to award up to two contracts in the same time frame for a new nuclear cruise missile, or long-range standoff weapon. Modernization of the U.S. nuclear force is expected to cost more than $350 billion over the next decade as the United States works to replace its aging systems, including bombs, nuclear bombers, missiles and submarines. Some analysts estimate the cost of modernization at $1 trillion over...
  • 2 Texas A&M assistants suspended over sex jokes at football clinic for women

    07/30/2016 11:03:16 AM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M has suspended two assistant football coaches for two weeks for what they described as a "failed attempt at humor" this week at a football clinic for women. Coach Kevin Sumlin announced Friday night that offensive line coach Jim Turner and special teams coordinator Jeff Banks have been suspended without pay and will have to serve 20 hours of community service.
  • MTV Classic debuts August 1 with top shows from the 90s

    07/30/2016 10:58:39 AM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies ^ | 7/29/16 | Alexandra Fluegel
    <p>It's 2016, which means the 90s are officially a 'classic' era. (Just take Detroit's newest 'throwback' station 105.1 for example.) And since youthful millennials can't get enough of high-waisted shorts and neon, the media overlords at Viacom have made the wise decision to switch VH1 Classic — which primarily broadcast a variety of mainstream rock/adult hits (whatever that means) mix of videos and concerts from the 70s through the mid-1990s (before they went to shit) — to MTV Classic.</p>
  • Remains of Derbyshire plane crash which took thirteen lives in 1948 revealed in eerie drone footage

    07/30/2016 10:47:11 AM PDT · by fella · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 July 2016
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  • A Red, White and Blue Fantasy at the DNC

    07/30/2016 10:46:28 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    PoliZette ^ | 29 July, 2016 | Laura Ingraham
    What to take away from the Democrat National Convention? Democrats know how to choreograph a convention, tell a story, stay on theme, and quell opposition. On the closing night, they managed to hide the Palestinian flags that flew on previous days and keep the flag-burning on the streets to a minimum. They drowned out the “No More War!” chants of the Sanders die-hards with “USA! USA!” They produced an aura of optimism to a nation that consistently says, in the 65-percent range, that America is going in the wrong direction. The divisive, “punish your enemies,” Obama administration passed the baton...
  • SDF Smashes ISIL, on Verge of Full Liberation of Manbij (truncated)

    07/30/2016 10:29:31 AM PDT · by fella · 5 replies
    Latest developments in the town of Manbij indicate that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), mainly comprised of Kurdish fighters, are about to push ISIL (ISIS / Daesh) back from its positions and capture the remaining districts of Manbij in coming hours, military sources said Saturday. "The SDF fighters are about to prevail over ISIL's defense lines in Central Manbij after wining back a key neighborhood this morning," informed sources said. "After seizure of al-Kajli neighborhood, the SDF fighters have stormed ISIL's positions from Southwestern part of the town and are nearing to enter Central Manbij," the sources said. "Al-Bazar bridge...
  • Police: Former Texas A&M player, wife die after being shot in home

    07/30/2016 10:17:30 AM PDT · by native texan · 20 replies
    The Eagle.Com ^ | July 30, 2016 | TRAVIS L. BROWN
    Former Texas A&M and NFL linebacker Antonio Armstrong and his wife died Friday in Houston, the university said in a statement issued Friday evening. According to police, the two were shot by a teenager in their home near Houston.
  • Magnitude 7.7 quake strikes in Pacific, no tsunami: USGS (Pagan Island, N. Marianas archipelago)

    07/30/2016 10:04:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/30/16 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - A major earthquake of magnitude 7.7. struck in the eastern Pacific Ocean on Friday, close to the Northern Mariana Islands, but was not expected to trigger a tsunami, .. The epicenter of the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.6, was located 31 miles north of the island of Pagan, part of the sparsely populated Northern Mariana Islands volcanic archipelago. The quake was fairly deep at 132 miles (212 km) below the seabed, dampening its effect.
  • California to proclaim August “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month”

    07/30/2016 9:54:36 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 55 replies ^ | 07/03/2016 | Robert Spencer
    (SACRAMENTO, CA) – On Monday, August 1, the California chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) will join Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) in the presentation of House Resolution 59, which recognizes the month of August 2016 as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.” WHAT: Presentation of HR 59, to Recognize August 2016 as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month WHEN: Program begins at 11:30 a.m.; Resolution Presentation, 1 p.m. WHERE: Program – Capitol Room 2163; Resolution Presentation – Assembly Floor CONTACT: CAIR-Sacramento Valley Programs Consultant Maheen Ahmed, 916.605.6099; CAIR-Sacramento Valley Executive Director Basim Elkarra, 916.441.6269 “I am proud...
  • 'NATO HAS NO CHANCE’ Russia’s secret super submarine fleet could be unstoppable...

    07/30/2016 9:46:11 AM PDT · by Signalman · 21 replies
    The Sun ^ | 7/29/2016 | Mark Hodge
    Vladimir Putin is assembling a secret fleet of super submarines which could topple NATO and plunge the world into war. A report by naval experts warns that Russia already has a small but sophisticated army of subs which are capable of launching missile strikes across the globe. The deadly group of stealthy underwater weapons are currently patrolling the world and have already reportedly breached UK waters having approached the Royal Navy’s base in Faslane, Scotland. Russia is stepping up its secret submarine programme to ‘Cold War’ levels and experts warn NATO members “no longer” have the defences to stop the...
  • French Rush To Join New ‘National Guard’ Following Marion Le Pen Appeal

    07/30/2016 9:44:41 AM PDT · by orchestra · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/28/2016 | Liam Deacon
    The French government will confirm the creation of a new civilian National Guard to help protect citizens and the nation from Islamist terror attacks. Authorities are urging all able-bodied patriots to step up with the aim of boosting the current 28,000 reservists by 12,000. According to the interior ministry, around 2,500 have already answered the call, including Marion Le Pen, the Catholic niece of the right-wing Front National party leader, Marine Le Pen.
  • Death of 90-year-old woman is first alligator-related fatality in South Carolina

    07/30/2016 8:56:08 AM PDT · by upchuck · 13 replies
    The Post and Courrier ^ | July 29, 2016 | Gregory Yee
    Alligator responsible for death of woman who was reported missing from a senior facility in West Ashley was found in a nearby retention pond Wednesday. Authorities continue to look into her death. Alligator responsible for death of woman who was reported missing from a senior facility in West Ashley was found in a nearby retention pond Wednesday. Authorities continue to look into her death. FILE/LEROY BURNELL/STAFF × A 90-year-old woman’s death this week is the first alligator-related fatality in state history, according to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources. Bonnie Walker was reported missing Wednesday morning from Brookdale Charleston, the...
  • Philip Dru turns 6000

    07/30/2016 8:52:12 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 4 replies
    It's been quite a long time since I completed the audiobook version of Philip Dru: Administrator. Since then, the archive page has been accessed 6000+ times. There are several ways to download the audio: directly from librivox, librivox has an app you can download to your phone, plus mp3 files can be shuffled about in a multitude of ways - so this metric is not entirely accurate. But its the only one I've got. Over the course of several years, I've helped drive forth the education about progressivism to over 6000 people, just with this one thing. I could clearly...
  • The Tyranny Of Pop Music

    07/30/2016 8:49:28 AM PDT · by OddLane · 82 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 15, 2016 | Roger Scruton
    A brilliant exposition of what's wrong with our society by one of my favorite modern philosophers.
  • Korea: The Importance Of Lies Mutually Agreed Upon

    07/30/2016 8:39:00 AM PDT · by fella · 6 replies
    Stratgy Page ^ | 29 July 2016
    The North Korean government is desperate for cash and apparently is tolerating (or encouraging) the widespread acceptance of bribes from people who would ordinarily have to turn out for major public spectacles. This was quite noticeable on July 8 th , the anniversary of the death (in 1994) of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. Normally it is mandatory for all able bodied North Koreans to attend ceremonies honoring the founder. But not this year and it took a while to find out why. This all part of the “200 Day Battle” that began on July 1 st and demanded...
  • Thousands of Cuban Doctors in Brazil Brace for Forced Return Home

    07/30/2016 8:24:27 AM PDT · by fella · 3 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 26 July 2016 | Elena Toledo
    Over 1,000 Cuban Doctors With Brazilian Families Now Caught in Difficult Situation Brazil’s Ministry of Health has made a request to the Cuban government and the Panamerican Organization of Health (POH) in hopes of allowing Cuban doctors extend their stay in the country. Brazilian Minister of Health Ricardo Barros said Thursday, July 21 that the “More Doctors Program” created in 2013 by Dilma Rousseff — in which 11,429 Cuban doctors have participated — is unfortunately only “provisional.” Though he did not mark a date for the end of the federal program initiated by Rousseff’s adminstration, the Health Minister told the...
  • Colombia to Deport Hundreds of Cuban Immigrants

    07/30/2016 8:14:08 AM PDT · by fella · 7 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 27 July 2016 | Adriana Peralta
    More than 300 Immigrants from Cuba and Other Countries Have Entered Colombia in 2016 The start of an immigrant repatriation program was announced Tuesday, July 26 by Director for Colombian Migration Christian Krüger. Most citizens that enter Colombia illegally are Cuban, many of whom stay in warehouses or in shelters in Antioquia. After May 19, with the border closing between Panama and Colombia, more than 300 Cubans were intercepted, along with citizens from African countries. “We’re doing the paperwork to get into the warehouse where most immigrants are,” Kruger said.” Afterward, we will try to start the process we’re bound...
  • Kochs reject push to meet with Trump

    07/30/2016 8:05:32 AM PDT · by orchestra · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/29/2016 | Kenneth Vogel
    Top Donald Trump donors tried to set up a meeting between the GOP presidential nominee and Charles Koch in Colorado Springs on Friday, but Koch aides rejected the entreaties, according to two Republicans with knowledge of the outreach. Koch and his brother David Koch, who helm an influential network of advocacy groups and major conservative donors, have been sharply critical of Trump’s rhetoric and policy stances and have indicated they do not intend to support his campaign. Trump in turn has blasted the Kochs and other major conservative donors as puppeteers to whom his GOP primary rivals were beholden, while...
  • After 15 years, the US's counter-terror strategy has 'unequivocally failed'

    07/30/2016 8:04:51 AM PDT · by wtd · 5 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 30, 2016 | Daniel L. Davis
    After 15 years, the US's counter-terror strategy has 'unequivocally failed' Apple and Google, two of the country’s biggest employers, don’t mess around with failure. Leaders either produce or they’re gone. Major League Baseball and National Football League teams have one standard for their leaders: get us into the playoffs or you’re fired. The government’s foreign policy elites, however, don’t have to succeed to keep their jobs. Unlike the rest of America, when U.S. leaders in foreign policy fail, they are rewarded or promoted, while the 330 million Americans living outside the Washington beltway foot the bill.
  • Former Brazil President Lula to Face Trial for Obstructing Petrobras Probe

    07/30/2016 8:02:38 AM PDT · by fella · 4 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 29 July 2016 | Sabrina Martin
    This is the first time Lula is accused in the largest corruption investigation in Latin America This Friday, July 29, former progressive president of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was formally charged for interfering with criminal investigations when a federal judge accepted a complaint filed against him earlier this year. This is the first time Lula is indicted for crimes in Lava Jato, the biggest corruption probe in Latin America which investigates a kickbacks scheme at the giant state oil firm Petrobras. Brazilian prosecutors had already asked for his indictment several times, but this is the first time a...
  • Ex-Guantanamo Inmate Who Disappeared in Uruguay Resurfaces in Venezuela

    07/30/2016 7:50:05 AM PDT · by fella · 1 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 29 July 2016 | Raquel García
    Authorities Confirm Syrian Jhiad Diyab Has Resurfaced at Uruguayan Consulate in Venezuela After a month after disappearing from Uruguay, former Syrian Guantanamo prisoner Jhiad Diyab has resurfaced in Venezuela, according to Russian news agency Sputnik and Uruguayan chancellor Rodolfo Nin Novoa. According to Sputnik, Diyab presented himself in the Uruguayan consulate in Venezuela with the intention to travel to Turkey where a part of his family resides. The Syrian said he came to Venezuela through Brazil by bus. Diyab obtained refugee status in Uruguay after coming to the country in December 2014. This was achieved after an agreement by former...
  • Venezuelan President Links Pokémon Go to Capitalist “Culture of Death”

    07/30/2016 7:36:35 AM PDT · by fella · 11 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 29 July 2016 | Sabrina Martin
    Venezuela President Claims Those Playing Popular Game Are Prone to Violence During his TV show, transmitted across all official radio stations as well, Maduro claimed “virtual realities” create violent people. He condemned the thousands of people playing Pokemon Go. “We have to worry about what our kids consume in serials and games,” he said. “They create virtual realities. This debate has to be opened to the world and to our society. The creation of a culture that generates virtual realities, all linked to guns, violence and death. Or to virtual realities like the new game Pokemon Go.” “… What else...
  • 'I want to go back to prison:' former Coffee Creek inmate after robbing bank in Wyoming

    07/30/2016 7:34:07 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    oregon live ^ | 29 july 2016 | E Campuzano
    When police in Cheyenne, Wyoming arrived at a US Bank in response to reports of a robbery, they found Linda Patricia Thompson, 59, sitting on the curb waiting to be cuffed, authorities said Friday... When Lt. Nathan Busek arrived on the scene and asked Thompson what was going on, she said, "I just robbed the bank. I want to go back to prison."
  • Seattle doctor sentenced to 49 years after killing partner, son

    07/30/2016 6:50:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | July 29, 2016 | LYNSI BURTON
    After nearly a week of testimony and consideration given to the punishment he will face, a Seattle doctor who admitted to murdering his partner and their toddler son was sentenced to 49 years in prison -- the maximum allowed. Louis Chen, 44, pleaded guilty to reduced charges in February, wanting to avoid a trial. He was sentenced Friday by King County Superior Court Judge Bill Bowman. Chen's defense attorneys spent this week arguing that his mental problems -- and a possibly psychosis-inducing intake of cough syrup -- fueled actions he would otherwise have never committed. On those grounds, they lobbied...
  • The reason Alton Sterling died

    07/30/2016 4:50:12 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 24 replies
    Experience | 30 July 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Yes, Alton Sterling got into an altercation with the police and ended up getting shot. The blacks looking for trouble erupted in violence and caused even worse problems. The media failed in its job to point out WHY Alton Sterling died. First of all, Alto Sterling was selling pirated DVDs on the street which is ILLEGAL. To many people, that is no big deal. But, it was a big deal. The store owner knew he was doing it and was probably getting a cut of the profits to allow him to do his illegal transactions on his store property. Sterling...
  • Why Trump Supporters Think He'll Win (Very good article, sent to me by someone here)

    07/30/2016 2:13:41 AM PDT · by cba123 · 54 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 29, 2016 | David Frum
    Why Trump Supporters Think He'll Win How the election looks to backers of the Republican nominee Perhaps the hardest thing to do in contemporary American politics is to imagine how the world looks from the other side. I've made no secret of why, as a Republican, I oppose Donald Trump and what he stands for. But I've also been talking to his supporters and advisors, trying to understand how they see and hear the same things that I do, and draw such very different conclusions. What follows isn't a transcription - it's a synthesis of the conversations I've had, and...
  • Woman Fired From McDonald's in Texas After Refusing to Serve Off-Duty Officer, Family

    07/29/2016 10:53:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, July 28, 2016 | Jessica Hamilton
    A McDonald's employee in Brenham has been fired after she refused to serve an off-duty police officer ordering food for himself and his family. When the officer and his two children tried to order at the burger chain near U.S. 290, the woman behind the counter, whose son is currently in custody, told the officer she wouldn't serve him. Another employee stepped in to take the order.
  • 4 dead, 6 wounded in Chicago shootings

    07/29/2016 9:34:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 29, 2016
    Four people--including a 17-year-old boy--have been killed and at least six others wounded since Friday morning in city shootings, police said. The latest fatal shooting happened about 7:18 p.m. when a man was killed in the 2400 block of West 79th Street, said Officer Kevin Quaid, a police spokesman, citing preliminary information. Shortly before 6 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the city's Chatham neighborhood. That shooting happened in the 700 block of East 82nd Street, Sweeney said.
  • These "Hacks" are How Hillary Sells US Intel.She refused helping FBI catch hackers-Vanity

    07/29/2016 9:33:03 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 10 replies
    NLZ | July 29,2016 | NLZ
    "FBI warned Clinton campaign last spring of cyberattack"She refused to help the FBI catch the hackers! This is how she sells US Intel to Putin. Whats the term? Plausible Deniability.

    07/29/2016 9:06:00 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 94 replies ^ | JANUARY 6, 2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s disappearance from the debate stage last month left people speculating that the former First Lady took a long bathroom break, but now a law-enforcement source with inside connections is alleging that Clinton was missing from the stage due to health issues stemming from a previous brain injury. These long-lasting symptoms stemming from a concussion and blood clot, according to a neurologist, suggest Clinton is suffering from post-concussion syndrome, which can severely impact her cognitive abilities. All that said, however, Clinton’s campaign maintained to Breitbart News that she is in good health and can serve as President...
  • NASA’s new space plane is getting ready to take flight

    07/29/2016 8:31:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 29 at 10:06 AM | Christian Davenport
    <p>NASA’s next cargo delivery vehicle—a spunky little space plane that looks like it could be an offspring of the space shuttle—is getting ready to fly.</p> <p>The svelte and snub nosed Dream Chaser will soon be shipped to the Mojave desert in California where it would begin a series of ground tests that would eventually culminate with a flight from an altitude of 2.5 miles high.</p>

    07/29/2016 8:26:42 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 35 replies
  • Petition to Remove Air Conditioning From State Dept. Gets over 33k Signatures

    07/29/2016 8:20:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2016 | 2:56 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner is hosting an online petition calling for the removal of air conditioning from U.S. State Department property, following Secretary of State John Kerry’s comments that climate change is as dangerous, if not more, than threats from ISIS. As of the time of this publication 33,576 supporters have signed the petition, which, according to the site, will be delivered to President Barack Obama. …
  • Wow! Did Hillary Suffer Another Seizure Last Night After Her DNC Speech?

    07/29/2016 7:49:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 125 replies
    GP ^ | 07/29/16 | Jim Hoft
    Did you catch this? Hillary Clinton looked like she suffered another seizure last night after her DNC Convention speech–Wow! She must really like balloons! This woman isn't right. Something is off. — Jason Bergkamp (@keksec__org) July 29, 2016This comes after her bizarre seizure moment last week during a campaign stop. VIDEO: BIZARRE HILLARY BEHAVIOR CAUGHT ON CAMERA Hillary looks like her inner demons are trying to escape — art lowe 2012, 2016 (@freedomsforever) July 23, 2016  
  • The Clinton CRIMINAL History (INSANE)

    07/29/2016 7:13:13 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 9 replies
    The Clinton CRIMINAL History
  • The most popular product of all time

    07/29/2016 6:55:38 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 106 replies
    Asymco ^ | July 29, 2016 | Horace Dediu
    The following is a list of the best-selling products across several categories:Car model: VW Beetle 21.5 million Car brand: Toyota Corolla 43 million Music Album: Thriller 70 million Vehicle: Honda Super Cub 87 million Book Title: Lord of the Rings 150 million Toy: Rubik’s Cube 350 million Game console: Playstation 382 million Book series: Harry Potter Series 450 million Mobile Phone: iPhone 1 billionThe iPhone is not only the best selling mobile phone but also the best selling music player, the best selling camera, the best selling video screen and the best selling computer of all time.It is, quite simply,...
  • Amendment 69: ColoradoCare mimics existing single-payer disasters

    07/29/2016 6:48:11 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    The Complete Colorado Page Two ^ | 29 July, 2016 | Sally C. Pipes
    The good people of Colorado must be smoking something these days. That’s the only explanation for the decision by 156,000 of the state’s more than 3 million registered voters to endorse a November ballot initiative that would create a statewide single-payer health care system. Patients in single-payer systems elsewhere must withstand low-quality care and long wait times. To fund all that failure, they pay sky-high taxes. If Colorado’s voters approve this single-payer measure at the polls this fall, they’ll experience these realities firsthand. Single-payer systems control costs by using government power to ration care. In Canada, where I grew up,...
  • 70 minutes of Hillary Clinton lies!!!!!

    70 minutes of Hillary Clinton lies!!!!!
  • Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin election laws

    07/29/2016 6:02:07 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 29 July, 2016 | By TODD RICHMOND
    MADISON, Wis. — A federal judge threw out multiple aspects of Wisconsin's voter ID law on Friday, leaving the law itself intact but ruling unconstitutional many restrictions on voting passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
  • Friday Evening Vanity *** "My platform on gun control"

    07/29/2016 6:02:06 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 61 replies
    me | 20 minutes into the future | West Texas Chuck
    When I am elected President I promise a new gun safe for every lawful owner in these here United States. Especially Texas!
  • PD: Boy, 6, forced to stand barefoot on hot ground as punishment

    07/29/2016 5:15:14 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies
    CBS 5 AZ ^ | 29 JULY 2016 | CBS 5 AZ
    PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - A boy’s father was arrested after he told police he punished his 6-year-old son by making him stand barefoot on the ground for 10 minutes in their backyard. The victim’s stepmother admitted she knew about the boy’s burns and blisters but did not report it for about 24 hours because she was afraid the children in the house would be taken away, according to a court document. She also said her husband had convinced her that nobody would believe her. The incident came to light after child crimes detectives with the Phoenix Police Department were called to...
  • Memorial to slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle unveiled in Texas

    07/29/2016 5:10:11 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 18 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 29 JULY 2016 | AP
    ODESSA, Texas — A memorial for slain Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle has been unveiled in the West Texas city where he was born in 1974. Ceremonies were held Thursday in Odessa to unveil the granite-and-limestone Chris Kyle Memorial Plaza, which also includes a bronze statue of Kyle. It is a privately funded memorial.
  • Beloved dog breed may disappear due to health problems

    07/29/2016 5:05:07 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 41 replies
    10 TV COLUMBUS OH ^ | 29 JULY 2016 | 10 TV
    The future of a favorite dog breed, the English bulldog, may be in jeopardy, a new genetic study suggests. Too much inbreeding has left bulldogs without the diversity needed in their gene pool, putting the health of future pups at risk, researchers from the University of California, Davis, reported in the journal Canine Genetics and Epidemiology. "The English Bulldog truly is a breed in trouble," they report. "Inbreeding ... has brought the breed to a crisis point." The scientists came to their conclusion after completing the first broad-based assessment of the breed's genetic diversity using DNA. The study's lead author...
  • Amber alert issued for 12-year-old believed to be in 'extreme danger'

    07/29/2016 5:01:53 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    WSB TV 2 ATLANTA ^ | 29 JULY 2016 | Tyisha Fernandes
    HALL COUNTY, Ga. — The Hall County Sheriff’s Office has issued an Amber Alert for a 12-year-old girl. Officers believe Brooklyn Smith may have been abducted and she is believed to be in extreme danger. Smith is a white female with brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans when she was last seen at 2945 Lullwater Trail in Gainesville around 2:18 a.m.
  • Useful Idiots: ‘Conservative’ Pundits Gaga Over Democrat Parlor Tricks

    07/29/2016 4:58:08 PM PDT · by orchestra · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/29/2016
    Looking for any reason to praise Hillary Clinton’s prosaic acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, progressives took delight in the Never Trump conservatives on Twitter who heaped praise on Clinton’s patriotic happy talk in order to bash Donald Trump’s populist/nationalist speech the week before. (Collection of tweets from the rogues gallery of #nevertrumpers)