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  • Today's Toons 1/17/19

    01/17/2019 2:32:42 AM PST · by pookie18 · 1 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 1/17/19 | pookie18
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  • Man Who Says He Was Abducted By Aliens Breaks 45-Year Silence (Pascagoula)

    01/17/2019 2:03:08 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    A Mississippi man in declining health is telling a story he’s kept secret from his own family for 45 years: he claims he was abducted by aliens. Calvin Parker says he and his buddy Charles Hickson were fishing in 1973 on the banks of the Pascagoula River, just north of where Ingalls Shipyard now sits, when a “real bright beam appeared all over us and it kind of blinded me for a second and when I got my vision back, I seen three bulky looking creatures coming toward us.” Parker said the creatures were “probably 4, 4 1/2, 5 foot...
  • Deadliest Day in American History is September 17 – Antietam By the Numbers

    01/16/2019 10:05:36 PM PST · by vannrox · 15 replies
    War History Online ^ | 17SEP18 | Guest Blogger at warhistory online
      SHARE:FacebookTwitter Today marks the 156th anniversary of Antietam, arguably the pivotal battle of the Civil War. Had the South won on that September day, Robert E. Lee could have marauded through Union territory, European powers might have intervened on behalf of the Rebels, Maryland might have flipped its loyalty to the Confederacy.What we know as America might be two separate nations today. Instead the Union was victorious, banishing Lee’s army from the North, paving the way for the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves.So much was at stake — the fighting rose to a pitch that was heretofore unimaginable....
  • Bar accused of having 'racist' dress code: 'Steer clear of this place'

    01/16/2019 8:04:16 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | January 16, 2019 | Kerry Justich
    A new bar in Jersey City, N.J., is already racking up a bad reputation — for displaying a dress code that was interpreted as “racist.” The Ashford is a highly anticipated addition to the up-and-coming area, but its debut seems to have fallen flat during the first week, based on some reviews. And although a number of people have posted some semi-flattering comments about the food and interior of the speakeasy-style eatery, others couldn’t get past a sign that was posted outside its front door. “Confused with the dress code,” a Yelp reviewer named Sam K. wrote. “My blonde female...
  • Wall Report: Border Rancher Finds Prayer Rugs!

    01/16/2019 7:53:14 PM PST · by rebuildus · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/16/19 | Patrick Rooney
    Wall Report: Border Rancher Finds Prayer Rugs! A border rancher reported seeing prayer rugs in a building on her property used by illegal aliens! Report of numerous illegal crossings by non-Mexicans or Central Americans... ISIS cells found... Also the latest on the border funding showdown, and GoFundMe campaign "We Build The Wall." Border Rancher: We've Found Prayer Rugs Out Here. It's Unreal! Border Region Exposed Years Ago for ISIS Cells Finally Gets Fence Nancy Pelosi Suggests to Trump that State of the Union Be Delayed President Trump's Favorite Approval Rating Poll Just Gave Him His Lowest Mark...
  • Britain's Secret Brexit Weapon: The Royal Family

    01/16/2019 7:52:43 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | July 2017 | Kate Maltby
    It is 2017. Man has walked on the moon; scientific ingenuity has eradicated smallpox, split the atom and processed the bit. Yet my home country -- the United Kingdom -- still has a royal family. Hereditary rank, hereditary political power and privilege -- the United States abolished these in 1776. Many in Britain would like to do the same: The annual conference of Republic, an anti-monarchy movement, convened in Newcastle-upon-Tyne this weekend. But as political insecurity rattles both Britain and the United States, the British monarchy has rarely been so popular at home. The British royal family looks like the...
  • I Want Kids But My Husband Is Twice My Age

    01/16/2019 7:44:26 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 48 replies ^ | 1/14/19 | Barcroft TV
    I Want Kids But My Husband Is Twice My Age MARRIED Melinda and Larry Mikla have an unconventional age gap in their relationship - of 30 years. The lovestruck pair get stares everywhere they go, from passers-by who think they are dad and daughter, or worse, a granddaughter and her grandpa. The pair met when retired police officer Larry was the first responder to a minor traffic incident involving Mindy’s car in Ohio, USA, in August 2012. Now the couple are trying for a baby, but don’t know if it will be possible due to Larry having a vasectomy 18...
  • ..No Longer Tolerate A System Where The Rich Get Richer And The Poor Also Get Richer-SATIRE

    01/16/2019 7:39:55 PM PST · by fungoking · 2 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | 1/16/19 | Staff
    We Can No Longer Tolerate An Economic System Where The Rich Get Richer And The Poor Also Get Richer An op-ed by Bernie Sanders Capitalism has failed us. The year is [editor please insert current year here], and we still have an economic system where the rich people just continue to get richer, while the poor suffer by also getting richer. We must look to socialism for a more equitable system, one in which there are no upper or lower classes---well, at least one in which there is no upper class. We must look to socialism, where wealth isn't created...
  • Stan Kenton - Malaguena

    01/16/2019 7:32:27 PM PST · by real saxophonist · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 26 May 2011
    watch Or listen.
  • She Had Open-Heart Surgery—and Vows to Qualify for the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials

    01/16/2019 7:17:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 15, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    Erin Menefee’s doctors have a nickname for her: Supergirl. Similar to the comic book hero, the 26-year-old physical therapist has faced obstacles head-on with tenacity. But in her case, her superhuman strength comes in the form of running marathons less than two years after open-heart surgery. Menefee first noticed something wrong in December of 2015, when she took off on a long run during a break in her day at San Diego State University, where she was studying to become a physical therapist. At the time, the former collegiate runner for the University of Arizona was training for a transition...
  • As Being Simply ‘Born a Citizen’ of United States Sufficient Citizenship Status to be President?

    01/16/2019 7:05:55 PM PST · by CDR Kerchner · 64 replies
    CDR Kerchner (Ret) Blog ^ | 16 Jan 2019 | CDR Kerchner (Ret)
    A Lesson from History. Is Being a ‘Born Citizen’ (aka Born a Citizen) of the United States Sufficient Citizenship Status to be President? The Founders and Framers Emphatically Decided No It Was Not! One needs to be a ‘natural born Citizen’. Adjectives mean something, especially in our Constitution!
  • The Hill Pulls Article about Congressional Staffer Rape

    01/16/2019 6:28:46 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/16/19 | yesthatjallen
    I was going to post an article from The Hill. Headline: "Former congressional staffer claims lawmakers helped cover up rape" When I clicked on the article it came up "ACCESS DENIED". Before I refreshed The Hill homepage I took a screen shot. After I refreshed the homepage, the link to the article was gone. Here are the screen shots:
  • Top 5 Lies on YT Gun Channels

    01/16/2019 6:24:34 PM PST · by real saxophonist · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 16 Jan 19 | Reid Henrichs
    7 minute video.
  • Would-be vandal gets surprised after trying to run-over giant snowman with tree trunk base

    01/16/2019 5:38:39 PM PST · by lowbridge · 38 replies ^ | January 16, 2019
    According to WXIX, Cody Lutz, his fiance Lucy and soon-to-be sister-in-law decided to build an over-sized snowman in the front yard after a big snowstorm hit the area. “We were playing in the snow, she’s from Mississippi so this is the most snow she’s ever seen in her entire life. I’m from Buffalo so this is no big deal,” Lutz told WXIX. “I love the snow!” But to make the snowman, Lutz decided to use a large tree stump in their yard for the base and covered it with snow. When Lutz came home on Monday, he saw tire tracks...
  • David's Bridal Airs Inclusive New TV Advertisement Featuring Lesbian Couple

    01/16/2019 5:32:32 PM PST · by massmike · 23 replies ^ | 01/16/2019 | Blair Donovan
    Deemed "Rewrite the Rules," the company's latest ad campaign, released on January 7, celebrates the diversity of its bridal buyers. The 30-second made-for-TV clip alternates between wedding scenes, starting with the outdoor forest nuptials between an interracial couple. Next, a bride and groom exchange vows at the altar, joined by their young daughter. The clip then flashes to a lesbian newlywed couple dancing among guests at their reception—as one bride's father playfully interrupts to request his own turn. The montage concludes with a bohemian bride and groom, happily running barefoot along a beach. The separate exchanges all individually pay modern...
  • 'Terrorist Droppings' in N.M. Desert indicate need for protection, says Pelosi (humor/satire)

    01/16/2019 4:55:22 PM PST · by topher · 2 replies
    [Based on information from Washington Examiner article but Satire/Humor: '{Lordsburg, N.M.} Border rancher: 'We’ve found prayer rugs out here. It’s unreal'' --] Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wants to use the Endangered Species Act to protect the endangered Syrian ISIS Terrorist critter, Somali ISIS Terrorist critter, Kenyan Al-Shabaab critter, Iranian Al Qaeda critter as well as the Iranian ISIS critter. The prayer rug droppings of these critters have been found by farmers/ranchers in the Lordsburg, New Mexico area. Many ranchers/farmers, as well as other US citizens feel these varmits are nothing but pests and should be exterminated...
  • Dog puts fisherman's RV in reverse, backs it into Lake Sam Rayburn

    01/16/2019 3:45:37 PM PST · by lowbridge · 36 replies ^ | January 9, 2019 | Raegan Gibson
    A professional fisherman got a big surprise as he tried to launch his boat at Lake Sam Rayburn to practice for a fishing tournament this past weekend. Eric Jackson, of Rock Island, TN, told 12News his two-year-old Dalmatian, Bodi, stepped on the gear shift switch, putting the 38-foot RV in reverse.  Jackson says he was on the back bumper unloading his boat when the RV began backing into the lake. Jackson had been working to launch his boat at the ramps at the Umphrey Family Pavillion of Highway 255. He was planning a practice day before the Fishing League Worldwide 2019...
  • Extremism Part 2

    01/16/2019 3:28:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Media Knegged Media channel ^ | 17/1/19 | Eleutheria5
    Further elaboration on the nature, evils, and workings of extremism in the modern world.

    01/16/2019 3:20:23 PM PST · by Dick Bachert · 19 replies
    Self ^ | 1/16/2019 | Dick Bachert
  • Is the fishing industry leaving enough food for Antarctica’s top predators?

    01/16/2019 3:02:39 PM PST · by ETL · 25 replies ^ | Jan. 15, 2019 | Erik Stokstad
    Krill, crustaceans smaller than a cigarette, play an outsize role in the ecology of the ocean around Antarctica: Penguins, whales, and other predators feast on vast swarms of the shrimplike animals. Now, researchers have launched a broad international survey of krill’s main habitat in the Scotia Sea—the first in nearly 20 years—to learn whether a growing fishing industry is leaving enough for krill’s natural predators. The effort, led by the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) in Bergen, Norway, began in earnest last week when Norway’s new polar research vessel Kronprins Haakon sailed from Punta Arenas, Chile, for the Scotia Sea....