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  • Shania Twain apologizes for saying she would have voted for Donald Trump

    04/22/2018 10:05:28 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 30 replies
    .msn ^ | 4/22/2018 | Hilary Hughes
    Shania Twain apologized for her comments and clarified she does "not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President": I would like to apologise to anybody I have offended in a recent interview with the Guardian relating to the American President. The question caught me off guard. As a Canadian, I regret answering this unexpected question without giving my response more context I am passionately against discrimination of any kind and hope it’s clear from the choices I have made, and the people I stand with, that I do not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President...
  • 300 French personalities sign manifesto against 'new anti-Semitism'

    04/22/2018 9:25:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies ^ | 22 April 2018 09:11 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    More than 300 French dignitaries and stars have signed a manifesto denouncing a “new anti-Semitism” marked by “Islamist radicalization” after a string of killings of Jews, to be published in Le Figaro newspaper Sunday. The country’s half-a-million-plus Jewish community is the largest in Europe, but has been hit by a wave of emigration to Israel in the past two decades, partly due to the emergence of virulent anti-Semitism in predominantly immigrant neighborhoods. “We demand that the fight against this democratic failure that is anti-Semitism becomes a national cause before it’s too late. Before France is no longer France,” reads the...
  • Autopsy: Democrat Party "A Party in Crisis"

    04/22/2018 7:51:45 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 9 replies
    22 April 18 | hapnHAL
    Autopsy: Democrat Party "A Party in Crisis " Why the Democrats are failing: * Poor leadership * Corruption * Anti Business * No Vision, just CRITICISM * Failure to inspire the working class * Embracing Socialism not Capitalism * Greedy Leadership, out for themselves * Turning away from GOD Yes, I'm ashamed of the Democrat Party ......this is why one needs to leave the Democrat Party
  • Food Lion to deploy robot associates to 171 stores

    04/22/2018 7:40:33 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 32 replies
    The Produce News ^ | April 20, 2018
    Food Lion has introduced in-store helper Marty the Robot at a store in La Follette, TN. These helpful robots are currently in four Giant/Martin’s stores in Pennsylvania and the brand plans to deploy them to all 171 Giant/Martin’s stores by the end of 2018. These friendly robotic associates have been roaming the aisles of several Giant/Martin’s stores since last year, and now Food Lion is also putting the concept to the test. Marty maneuvers around using advanced artificial intelligence and the same laser imaging technology found in self-driving vehicles. He can perform checks that help the store run more smoothly...
  • Q Anon: (4/22/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/22/2018 5:32:43 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 247 replies ^ | 4/22/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • Brandon Belt sets record that is sure to make Rob Manfred upset

    04/22/2018 5:22:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 25 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | April 22nd, 2018 | Chris Cwik
    Since he took over as commissioner, Rob Manfred has made pace of play his biggest focus. He’s tried to implement new rules with the intention of speeding up every game. On Sunday, San Fransisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt threw a pretty large wrench into those plans. He set the record for the longest at-bat in Major League Baseball’s modern era. That’s right. Belt dragged out a 21-pitch at-bat against Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jaime Barria. That broke the previous record, which was set by Ricky Gutierrez, who turned in a 20-pitch at-bat against Bartolo Colón in 1998. As you...
  • The Brain, DNA, Language; Which Words Matter The Most When We talk--Psych of language

    04/22/2018 5:02:56 PM PDT · by JockoManning · 62 replies
    BufferApp ^ | 21 MAR 2013/30 SEP 2016 | Leo Widrich; Jocko Manning
    One of the things I fuss about a lot (especially at Buffer) are words—very simple words, in fact. Should it say “Hi” or “Hey?” Should it be “cheers” or “thanks?” How about “but” or “and?” There are many occasions when Joel and I sit over one line and change it multiple times, until we feel it really sits right. This is partly to improve our metrics for click rate and others. It is also to simply create the right emotion. The one key question we ask ourselves is: “How does this make you feel?” The question might sound very...
  • Watch this judge brutally berate a woman in a wheelchair. The woman died. The judge has quit.

    04/22/2018 3:57:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 54 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Carol Marbin Miller And Monique O. Madan
    A Broward County circuit judge delivered a blistering, arm-waving, face-palming, tongue-lashing to a frail, out-of-breath woman — pushed into court in a wheelchair — who was facing misdemeanor charges following a family feud. Three days later, the defendant died. ... Twiggs suffered from asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also called COPD. She ended up under arrest after squabbling with her 19-year-old daughter. ... Porter told the Miami Herald that once Twiggs was released from jail and taken back home, she was starving, dizzy and borderline breathless. She had trouble getting her medications in the jail, Porter said. ... Twiggs...
  • Democrats' lawsuit is a risky publicity stunt

    04/22/2018 3:20:35 PM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/21/2018 | Wash. Examiner
    Conspiracy theories are strongest when their claims and evidence are kept vague and shadowy. When they meet the cold light of day — for example, when they are put into writing in a lawsuit — their flimsy nature is revealed and elicits laughter rather than fear. This week, the Democratic Party seems to have proven this by filing a civil RICO lawsuit against President Trump’s campaign, various campaign staffers (including Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr.), WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, the Russian Federation, and specific Russian officials and operatives. The DNC has a legitimate grievance against the Russian operatives who hacked their...
  • 'Ethnic purging': French stars and dignitaries condemn antisemitism

    Manifesto citing Islamist radicalism as driving violence against France’s Jews, including killing of elderly woman, attracts more than 300 signaturesMore than 300 French dignitaries and stars, including ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and actor Gérard Depardieu, have signed a manifesto denouncing a “new antisemitism” marked by “Islamist radicalisation”, following a string of killings of Jews.France’s Jewish community of more than half a million is the largest in Europe but has been hit by a wave of emigration to Israel in the past two decades, partly due to the emergence of virulent antisemitism in predominantly immigrant neighbourhoods. “We demand that the fight against...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 4/22 7-11pm est

    04/22/2018 2:38:40 PM PDT · by Vision · 9 replies
    WAMU ^ | 4/22/18 | Freak SJW Murray Horwitz
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen Live Info *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow. Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread:
  • Cluster Bombs Are Back—and America and Russia Can't Get Enough

    04/22/2018 2:19:05 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies ^ | 4/21/18 | Michael Peck
    Cluster weapons—those mini-bombs that have cost many a civilian their foot or their life—are back. Russia has just unveiled what it describes as a stealth cluster bomb. This comes after the Trump administration scrapped a plan to eliminate cluster weapons by 2019, despite 103 nations signing on to an international agreement to ban production and use of such weapons. So far, 120 nations have joined the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions, of which 103 have actually ratified it. Unfortunately, the two biggest arms exporters in the world—America and Russia—have yet to join. Russia is testing the PBK-500U glide bomb, a...
  • Know your bible! (vanity, funny I hope...)

    04/22/2018 1:56:47 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 29 replies
    Me | 4/22/2018 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Gamera! Gamera! Gamera is really neat! Gamera is filled with meat! We've been eating Gamera! Shell! Teeth! Eyes! Flames! Claws! Breath! Scales! Fun!!
  • Romney falls short in Utah GOP convention, forced into primary for Senate seat

    04/22/2018 1:55:08 PM PDT · by onona · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | Today | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Utah Senate hopeful Mitt Romney was narrowly defeated at Saturday’s state GOP convention and will be forced into a June primary, a setback in his political comeback bid.
  • Why Are Dems Stalling Investigations?

    04/22/2018 1:18:43 PM PDT · by Signalman · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 4/22/2018 | The Still Report
    Why Are Dems Stalling Investigations? They're counting on taking back the House and quashing the investigators of Deep State criminality.
  • Conrad Black: America is being mocked by the shallow bias of its free press

    04/22/2018 1:06:38 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    National Post ^ | 4/20/2018 | Conrad Black
    We are living through an era when the Western democracies are generally reassessing a great deal of assumed conventional liberal wisdom, and have been conducted in this direction by political leadership that is often disparaged in our mainstream media as disreputable rabble-rousing. The most remarkable aspect of it is no longer that there have been sharp populist turns in the American, British, German, Italian, French, Hungarian, Polish, Czech, Austrian and other electorates (including, nascently, Brazil on the right and Mexico on the left). The larger issue in the United States and the leading western European countries is that the media...
  • Fear the Walking Dead Discussion Thread: Season 4 Episode 2

    04/22/2018 12:51:50 PM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 16 replies
    N/A | April 22, 2018 | N/A
  • How to (legally) protect a small inheritance from the IRS?

    04/22/2018 12:37:24 PM PDT · by lee martell · 140 replies
    April 22 2018 | Lee Martell
    Remember that song by Tom Jones; "I who have nothing!". That pretty much describes me. I'm near 62 y/o, working part time. I hope to keep working at least for the next eight to ten years, then start taking my Social Security. I have no savings to speak of. I will always owe the IRS something from unpaid student loans or wrongly filed tax statements. Most times I don't receive any return at all, it's simply 'absorbed' and paid out to the Govt. The one bright spot is that due to a sibling's death last year, I have received about...
  • LIVE: TESS Launch: NASA SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch of Planet-Hunting TESS Satellite Mission

    04/22/2018 11:50:41 AM PDT · by cba123 · 4 replies
    Youtube live stream ^ | 4/22/18 | (live feed)
    Was just looking for something and noticed there is a live feed of a launch preparation, going on right now. So I thought I would link to the launch, in case anyone is interested.
  • Tweeters Furious Over Trump Calling Mar-a-Lago The 'Southern White House'

    04/22/2018 11:45:35 AM PDT · by BBell · 101 replies ^ | 4/22/18 | Mary Papenfuss
    Twitter was incensed Saturday after Donald Trump used Barbara Bush’s funeral as an opportunity to tout his private business in a tweet, dubbing his Mar-a-Lago golf resort the “Southern White House.” Trump noted that he would be watching Bush’s funeral — on TV — at his golf resort. The latest “southern” title of Trump’s private “White House” was particularly galling to many who called it a “dog whistle” to racists. Trump used to refer to Mar-a-Lago as the “Winter White House.” The “Southern White House” was where Confederate president Jefferson Davis lived during the Civil War. Angry tweets also pointed...