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  • Racially charged feud over Senate race in California spills into Democratic convention

    California’s racially charged all-Democrat Senate race has spilled onto the Democratic National Convention as the candidates continued to feud over President Obama’s endorsement of one over the other. Attorney General Kamala Harris, the recipient of Mr. Obama’s blessing, said Monday that she thought Rep. Loretta Sanchez should apologize to the president for suggesting that race played a role in the endorsement. Ms. Harris is black and Ms. Sanchez Hispanic. “I find it very troubling, and I think that that is not the voice or perspective of a leader,” Ms. Harris told Fox11 in Los Angeles. “Especially in these times, where...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board

    07/26/2016 7:49:11 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/26/2016 | Rebecca Kheel
    http://thehill.com/policy/defense/289290-jeff-bezos-neil-degrasse-tyson-join-pentagon-innovation-board July 26, 2016 - 02:15 PM EDT Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board By Rebecca Kheel Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson were among the big names Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday as joining the Pentagon’s recently formed Defense Innovation Advisory Board. “I've given them the very specific task of identifying innovative private sector best practices that could be of use to DOD [the Department of Defense] — not unlike our recent Hack the Pentagon pilot program, which invited hackers to help find vulnerabilities in our networks," Carter said during an...
  • ‘Shocking and Weird’: Rachel Maddow Rips Start of Bill Clinton’s DNC Speech

    07/26/2016 8:43:36 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 89 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Uh-oh: looks like I’ve had something of a mind-meld with Rachel Maddow . . . During Bill Clinton’s DNC speech tonight, I tweeted “the spectacle of Bill Clinton telling the romantic story of how he met, wooed and married Hillary is deeply creepy.” When the speech ended, Rachel Maddow, on MSNBC, called the top of the speech “shocking and weird,” describing the beginning of the speech as “controversial.” Maddow was miffed that Clinton spoke of “a girl,” “the girl” and built “her whole political story for the whole first half of the speech around her marriage to him.” View the...
  • U.S. opens door to a change in blood donation policy for gay men

    07/26/2016 8:08:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    reuters ^ | July 26, 2016 | TONI CLARKE
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened the door on Tuesday to a change in its blood donor deferral recommendations, which currently prohibit donations from gay men for a year following their last sexual encounter in order to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In December the FDA overturned a 30-year ban on all blood donations from men who have sex with men, saying the change was based on science showing an indefinite ban was not necessary to prevent transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus. The FDA is now signaling it may go further. Gay...
  • Australia goes two years without illegal boat arrival

    07/26/2016 7:33:43 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 18 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 26th July 2016 | Daniel Meers
    AUSTRALIA has officially gone two years without people smugglers successfully bringing an ­illegal boat into the country. ..... The government’s uncompromising turnback policy has led to 28 boats being turned around, with 700 people on board, since Operation Sovereign Borders was implemented when the Coalition came to power in 2013.... nobody has died at sea during the operation. ..... It is stark contrast to the 50,000 people who arrived illegally on more than 800 boats during six years of Labor. More than 1200 people died at sea during the period.....
  • Amber Tamblyn Has A Lot to Learn About Trans Women's Reproductive Rights

    07/26/2016 7:07:24 PM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 26, 2016 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Following a 30-minute conversation on "intersectionality" and millennial feminism, a reporter asked the (DNC) panel for its thoughts on reproductive rights and women's health issues for men who ascribe to a female gender identity. Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor at-large, said the issue of men who identify as women getting abortions is all about "elevated consciousness." . . When asked if trans women are "being denied their reproductive rights" Pressley was stumped. "You got me on that one." Tamblyn chimed in, arguing that the reproductive rights of trans women are at the forefront of the conversation at Planned Parenthood,...
  • Barney Frank on Justice Scalia at DNC LGBT Caucus: The Most ‘Highly Placed Militant Homophobe’…[tr]

    07/26/2016 6:55:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 26, 2016 | 4:24 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) spoke at the Democratic National Convention’s LGBT Caucus meeting on Tuesday where he harshly criticized GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s promise to appoint a Supreme Court Justice like the late Antonin Scalia. “There has never been a more highly placed militant homophobe in the history of the United States,” Frank said of Scalia. “He was a bigot.” […] This is not the first time Frank has called Justice Scalia a homophobe. He most recently told Slate following Scalia’s death that he “was troubled that his homophobia never got mentioned when he died.” …
  • 'We're in this together': Local police officers overwhelmed by donations after Dallas tragedy

    Cookies, cupcakes, handwritten notes, Gatorade and even Tang. Those are some of the ways citizens have chosen to show their support and appreciation for area law enforcement in the weeks since a sniper murdered five police officers in Dallas in the wake of the fatal officer-involved shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. “You get to where you feel like you’re kind of on an island, and you’re all by yourself, and so the support from the community is fantastic because we’re in this together,” said Capt. Todd Enzbrenner with the Sand Springs Police Department. Since the shooting, he...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Where Should You Spend Your Summer Quiz - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    07/26/2016 6:00:36 PM PDT · by LUV W · 142 replies
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  • Alexandria [VA] police officer says she was denied service at Noodles & Company

    07/26/2016 5:08:45 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 43 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 26, 2016 7:55 pm | Megan Cloherty | @ClohertyWTOP
    WASHINGTON — An Alexandria police officer who says she was refused service at a local restaurant is getting an apology. Peter Feltham, with the Alexandria Committee of Police told NBC 4 an Alexandria officer went into a Noodles & Company on Duke Street for dinner Monday evening and was denied service. “While they were waiting in line, the cook from behind the counter went up to the cash register person and pointed at the police officer and said, ‘You have to take me off the line. I ain’t serving that.’ The officer realized what was happening and rather than make...
  • Bogus ‘sex offender’ labels are ruining lives

    07/26/2016 5:06:04 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | Lenore Skenazy
    What’s the most common age of sex-offenders? It’s not a trick question, but unless you follow this stuff closely you’ll almost certainly answer wrong. In fact, most people are shocked to learn that the most common age of people charged with a sex offense isn’t a creepy 39, or 51. It’s 14. That’s right. As the US Bureau of Justice reports: “The single age with the greatest number of offenders from the perspective of law enforcement was age 14.” Why so young? Because people tend to have sex with people around their own age, which means young people tend to...
  • Clarke: The DNC Theme is Compassion for Criminals

    07/26/2016 5:02:13 PM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Fox Business ^ | July 26, 2016 | Matthew Wisner
    "The theme tonight, with this group that's going to get up and speak is compassion for criminals. Every one of these individuals, nearly every one of these individuals whose mother will speak was engaged in questionable lifestyle choices. Mike Brown was a criminal who tried to disarm a law enforcement officer. Eric Garner resisted arrest, Freddie Gray resisted arrest." . . . "Here’s the question I have, where are the dads?"
  • How Would Ted Nugent React If Hillary Clinton Used One of His Songs? We Asked Him

    07/26/2016 4:52:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Ultimate Classic Rock ^ | July 26, 2016 | By Matthew Wilkening
    Which of your songs would you most like to see Mr. Trump use during his campaign stops? “Stranglehold” would clinch the presidency. How would you react if Hillary Clinton used one of your songs during the Democratic National Convention? We would know the end is near.
  • Twitter blasts Bernie Sanders for interrupting ‘The Bachelorette’ (West Coast)

    07/26/2016 4:50:25 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 6 replies
    N.Y. Post ^ | 7/26/16 | Jaclyn Hendricks
    Bernie Sanders felt the bern from #BachelorNation Monday night. Fans of “The Bachelorette” blasted the Vermont senator on Twitter after his speech at the Democratic National Convention disrupted the two-hour broadcast.
  • Trump's ban on Muslims 'common sense' says Barack Obama's BROTHER - who is a Muslim

    07/26/2016 4:43:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Express-UK ^ | July 26, 2016 | Nick Gutteridge
    But it is Malik's backing of Mr Trump's controversial proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the US to stamp out Islamist extremism that has raised the most eyebrows. He said: "I'm a Muslim, of course, but you can't have people going around just shooting people and killing people just in the name of Islam." . . . Malik was born to the same father but a different mother to his half-brother Barack and holds dual Kenyan and American citizenship. He and the US President were once close - Malik was best man at Barack’s wedding to Michelle .
  • For Trump! Against the Disloyalists!

    07/26/2016 4:28:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2016 | Jared E. Peterson
    At last it’s beyond dispute: This time the Republican Party’s presidential nominee is someone chosen by full throated roar from its augmented voter base, not by the timid and failed leadership that’s gripped the Party since Reagan. And just as importantly, despite furious howls from “We prefer Hillary” turncoats scattered among Republican elites and conservative intellectuals, it’s now also indisputable that Donald Trump is fighting for the major part of the Republican Party and American conservatism’s Reagan agenda: unapologetic patriotism and belief in American exceptionalism, a freer, less regulated economy, a Supreme Court that respects the Constitution, unrestricted freedom of...
  • Normandy: Jihadist Mosque Next Door to Beheaded Priest’s Church

    07/26/2016 4:28:10 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jul 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The more details that emerge surrounding the gruesome lethal attack on a priest in northern France Tuesday, the more it appears that the attack could have been foreseen and perhaps prevented. On Tuesday morning, two jihadists associated with the Islamic State entered the parish church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in Normandy while 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel was celebrating Mass in the company of several members of the parish. The assailants seized Father Hamel and slit his throat before taking the other members of the congregation as hostages.
  • Black protesters at DNC send white supporters ‘to the back of the march’

    07/26/2016 4:16:46 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 26 replies
    The Extract ^ | July 26, 2016
    Though civil rights leaders in the 1960s fought for unity among Americans regardless of race, the Black Lives Matter movement of today often seeks voluntary re-segregation of our society based solely on skin color. The troubling and recurring theme has been evident since protests began in 2014, with one of the group’s first marches offering a list of separate rules for whites wishing to participate. This week, organizers of the Black Resistance March held near the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia made it clear that sympathetic whites should not consider themselves on equal footing with their darker comrades. Video of...
  • A True Story of 'Hands Up, Don’t Shoot' for Hillary’s Convention

    07/26/2016 3:59:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2016 | Colin Flaherty
    Now let us praise the most damaging hoax of our generation: The ‘hands ups, don’t shoot’ fairy tale surrounding the shooting death of St. Michael Brown of Ferguson -- which is about to be glorified at the Democrat convention tonight. Not for the first time: Shortly after the shooting, the President of the United States interrupted his speech to the Congressional Black Caucus to point out members of the Brown family in attendance. They were welcomed with thunderous applause. As were the parents of St. Trayvon of Martin during a SRO appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists convention...
  • Seafood restaurant accused of sexism with ads poking fun at presidential candidates

    07/26/2016 3:58:53 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Metro International ^ | July 26, 2016 | Chris Caesar
    Legal Sea Foods found itself in hot water Monday after some readers said they were offended by a full-page Boston Globe ad that called Hillary Clinton a “cold fish,” all in the service of a sushi pun.
  • Special delivery! Democrats procure flags for convention stage after embarrassing oversight

    07/26/2016 3:17:30 PM PDT · by detective · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 July 2016 | Geoff Earle
    Truncated title. Full title: Special delivery! Democrats procure flags for convention stage after embarrassing oversight leaves Old Glory missing from Monday night's festivities After slogging through a boisterous convention on the floor, Democrats were forced to make a last-minute adjustment to the on-stage decor, after a report pointed out there were no American flags present. Democrats unveiled a sleek stage to the nation Monday, after the convention had been in the works for months. As speaker after speaker took the stage, screens behind them produced stunning scenery of the country and cool grey backgrounds.
  • 'Delegates need to learn to pick up their trash!' Photos of convention floor after the first day

    07/26/2016 3:40:55 PM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | July 26, 2016 | John Binder
    The Democratic National Convention (DNC) is already turning out to be somewhat of a chaotic mess with Bernie Sanders supporters rivaling against Hillary Clinton. But, what’s even more of a mess is what DNC delegates left behind when they fled the convention center following the first day. Take a look at this disaster:
  • Weak Sauce: Pro-Clinton Granholm Defends Clinton's Flip-Flop On Trade,

    07/26/2016 3:35:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The first day of the Democratic National Convention is over—and the Trans-Pacific Partnership was probably the major punching bag of the night. There is vicious opposition within the Democratic Party over this free trade agreement. An agreement that Hillary Clinton once called the gold standard for free trade deals. She has since walked back her praise. Yet, Donald Trump criticized free trade as well, and is actively trying to court Sanders supporters based on the issue of trade. The anti-TPP sentiment is stronger here than on any other issue that's been mentioned.— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) July 26, 2016 Sanders forced...
  • Pokémon Go Players Do the Craziest Things

    07/26/2016 3:17:02 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 36 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 26 July 2016 | Ann Oldenburg
    Pokémon Go mania has turned a corner — it has reached the point of ridiculousness. The game is making people do nutty, dangerous, and even life-threatening things. The “augmented reality mobile game” is sending players all over the place as they try to catch the crazy creatures. These people might be in a park or on private property — in a church or in your bathroom. The stories are getting more outrageous and outlandish. The upside of the game is that it’s getting people moving. They are actually walking around outside. They are running. They are breathing fresh air (except...
  • Breitbart News Cancels Milo Yiannopoulos Appearance at Swedish Gay Pride March

    07/26/2016 3:16:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Yiannopoulos was scheduled to lead a gay pride march through one of Sweden’s Muslim ghettos, however following an intensive security review and threat assessment by Breitbart’s security team, comprised of former Navy SEALs and intelligence community operatives, Breitbart has been forced to cancel the trip. The security analysis found significant potential threats against Milo, especially in light of the recent wave of Muslim terror attacks across Europe. “After a briefing by our security team and a review of the situation in Sweden, Breitbart News has cancelled Milo’s appearance at the Pride Järva parade on Wednesday, July 27. Despite Milo’s request...
  • Defend Milo Yiannopoulos Even If You Don't Want To

    07/26/2016 3:14:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    I don't like Milo Yiannopoulos. The "alt-right" bad boy's menagerie of outrageous and often toxic sentiments reveal a careless attention-seeker rather than thoughtful provocateur, one seemingly not concerned with the damages caused, smugly delighted to push biased buttons and stoke hate as long as he sounds cool while doing it. Ya, I don't like Milo Yiannopoulos. All the more reason to be very careful about shutting him down. x This week Milo, or @Nero, was permanently kicked off Twitter after a barrage of racist and misogynist hate-tweets were sent to Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones. She is black, she is a...
  • Meet the crying ‘Bernie Bro’ at the DNC behind the viral meme

    07/26/2016 3:06:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Social media made him one of the biggest stars of the Democratic National Convention — a man in a “Peter Pan” hat, weeping during Sen. Bernie Sanders’ speech on Monday night. Sean Kehren, 22, a Sanders delegate from Minnesota, may not have been the only die-hard “Bernie Bro” moved to tears, but he quickly became the subject of memes, tweets and other apparatus to mock the emotional showing of supporters at the convention. Blame his choice of hat — a nod to Wall Street’s “Robin Hood tax.” “Sad Robin Hood just needs a minute,” a Twitter user wrote Monday. Despite...
  • Terrorist Who Murdered Priest In Normandy Was Under House Arrest For Previous Terrorism Charges

    07/26/2016 3:00:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    The terrorist who slit the throat of 85-year-old priest Fr. Jacques Hamel today in Normandy, France had previously been arrested on terrorism charges and was was sentenced to house arrest with an electronic monitor. He spent a year in prison after being arrested in Turkey attempting to reach Syria and join the Islamic State. He was granted unsupervised release periods from his parent's house between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The attack occurred during the church's 9 a.m. Mass.The church attacked on Tuesday morning was reportedly on an ISIS list of potential targets discovered in April 2015....
  • Bernie's rebellion is going rogue

    07/26/2016 2:54:08 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 26, 2016 | Amanda Paulson
    Many of those inspired by Sen. Bernie Sanders' insurgent campaign are now unwilling or reluctant to fall into line with his pleas to support Clinton. Chants of "Bernie!", and boos whenever Hillary Clinton’s name was mentioned, filled the opening hours of the Democratic National Convention, with delegates supporting Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) of Vermont repeatedly drowning out other speakers with their vocal dissent. Never mind that after the weekend’s Wikileaks scandal revealed bias against Senator Sanders, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) issued a formal apology, forced the resignation of DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and moved Senator Sanders’ speech to...
  • Rep. Alan Grayson Goes Off On Politico Reporter Who Asked Him About His Alleged Domestic Abuse

    07/26/2016 2:52:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Things got a bit heated between Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) and Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere, who asked the Democratic congressman and Florida Senate candidate about the allegations made by his ex-wife that she was the subject of abuse by him for over two decades. Dovere alleges that Grayson pushed him during their exchange. Patrick Caldwell of Mother Jones captured the tension:“No, you pushed me…no I’m sorry you pushed me” said Grayson. Dovere said that they captured the whole thing on video.“Well, that’s a good thing. I’ll be handing that over to the Capitol Police, my friend” said an angered Grayson. Devore...
  • Fans call Paul Simon's DNC performance troubling

    07/26/2016 2:34:23 PM PDT · by oblomov · 72 replies
    Fox News Entertainment ^ | 26 Jul 2016 | Foxnews.com
    Paul Simon took to the Democratic National Convention stage last night to perform his hit "Bridge Over Troubled Water." A lot of fans were quick to point out that the singer's performance was, well, troubled. Éponine15191 @Eponine15191 So I've just caught up with the footage of Paul Simon at the DNC yesterday singing Bridge Over TW, I'm so sad for him. He looks sick. #sad 5:26 AM - 26 Jul 2016 Public_Interest @Public_Interest Paul Simon fan here: Paul Simon was awful tonight. 10:05 PM - 25 Jul 2016 Mr. Cummings @APGOPOHHS I've always loved Paul Simon but that was more...
  • Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against Planned Parenthood Whistleblower David Daleiden

    07/26/2016 2:04:05 PM PDT · by GilGil · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/26/2016 | Staff
    Houston prosecutors dropped all charges against Planned Parenthood whistleblower David Daleiden and his partner on Tuesday. Daleiden was the force behind a series of undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood executives conspiring to traffic body parts harvested from aborted babies.
  • Idiot junior officers set their British Army barracks ablaze...

    07/26/2016 1:53:50 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 29 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 27th July 2016 | Martin Robinson
    Two junior officers managed to set fire to their mess after allegedly having a duel with flare guns after a boozy formal dinner. The 2nd lieutenants apparently climbed into kayaks in the outdoor swimming pool at Allenby Barracks in Bovington and began firing at each other on Friday night. But one of the flares, designed to call for help at sea, managed to start a major fire in the seven-storey mess, which has been badly damaged. The Royal Military Police is now investigating how a flare fight apparently started outside the building managed to cause a fire in its top...
  • Alan Grayson’s ex-wife Lolita alleges decades of domestic abuse

    07/26/2016 12:49:51 PM PDT · by dware · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07.26.2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Rep. Alan Grayson’s ex-wife has accused him of physically abusing her over a two-decade period, Politico reported Tuesday. From 1994 to 2014, the Florida Democrat’s then-wife, Lolita Grayson, went to police at least four times with accusations of domestic abuse, according to documents she provided to Politico.
  • BREAKING: Texas dismisses felony charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt

    07/26/2016 12:39:17 PM PDT · by blueyon · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 7/26/16 | Ben Johnson
    nvestigator David Daleiden walks into the courthouse in Houston. Lisa Bourne / LifeSiteNews Ben Johnson Ben Johnson Follow Ben Share on Facebook 8.3k Share on Twitter Comment on this Article 13 Share via Email Print this Page NewsAbortionTue Jul 26, 2016 - 10:26 am EST BREAKING: Texas dismisses felony charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt abortion , center for medical progress cmp , david daleiden , devon anderson , planned parenthood , planned parenthood gulf coast , planned parenthood organ harvesting scandal , sandra merritt Last updated at 11:48 a.m. EDT. HOUSTON, July 26, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – All charges...
  • Leaked Emails Show DNC Pushed Narrative Against NC's Transgender Bathroom Law

    07/26/2016 12:07:50 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 26, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    Leaked Emails Show DNC Pushed Narrative Against NC's Transgender Bathroom Law BY SAMUEL SMITH , CP REPORTER July 26, 2016|2:38 pm The Democratic National Committee helped push a national narrative opposing the contreversial North Carolina transgender bathroom law and officials seemingly celebrated the potential for economic struggles to hit the state following the law's passage earlier this year, emails leaked by WikiLeaks last weekend show. After North Carolina passed a law in March that allows places of public accommodation to enforce their own bathroom policies and requires people to use state-run bathrooms consistent with their biological sex, LGBT rights groups,...
  • Tech Entrepreneur Explains Why Elizabeth Warren Is Wrong About Big Tech

    07/26/2016 11:58:19 AM PDT · by milton23 · 17 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/26/16 | Fred Lucas
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., insists that “competition is dying” in the tech industry because of giant corporations like Google, Amazon, and Apple. But to entrepreneur Christopher Searles, they don’t pose a threat to companies like his. In fact, quite the opposite, he tells The Daily Signal. “As a tech entrepreneur and small business owner, I don’t see any of these companies as holding me back. Rather, they enable me to do things that I would never have been able to do 20 years ago,” Searles said in a phone interview. “We need to spend our resources encouraging and promoting innovation...
  • Humans in Texas 16,000 Years Ago (my title)

    07/26/2016 11:52:47 AM PDT · by wildbill · 42 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | 7/21/3016 | Nadia Klimczak
    Archaeologists in Texas have found a set of 16,700-year-old tools which are among the oldest discovered in the West. Until now, it was believed that the culture that represented the continent’s first inhabitants was the Clovis culture. However, the discovery of the ancient tools now challenges that theory, providing evidence that human occupation precedes the arrival of the Clovis people by thousands of years.
  • Normandy Attack, A Note From Michael P. Ramirez

    07/26/2016 11:12:39 AM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 29 replies
    Michael P. Ramirez, editorials and cartoons ^ | 07-26-16 | Michael P. Ramirez
    By Michael P. Ramirez July 26, 2016 Once again, the vile and wretched refuse of mankind have attacked the innocent. ​ Our prayers go out for the families of Father Jacques Hamel, and the nun who is fighting for her life. We pray Our prayers go out for the people of ​France and for people everywhere who have fallen victim to these heinous acts of terror. The terrorists who continue to commit these brutal acts, attacking an 84 year old priest and a nun, demonstrate what they truly are, cowards, who prey on the weak, helpless and defenseless. ​ As...
  • Michelle Obama chooses a custom Christian Siriano dress for her Democratic convention speech

    07/26/2016 11:09:05 AM PDT · by McGruff · 131 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 26, 2016 | Adam Tschorn
    Michelle Obama went as low-key as Melania Trump had gone high-style, choosing to deliver her convention speech in a cobalt-blue silk crepe A-line dress with cap sleeves. The dress, custom-made by New York-based designer Christian Siriano, who shot to fame after winning the fourth season of “Project Runway” in 2008, fell to just below the knee and was paired with a pair of metallic heels that industry trade publication Footwear News identifies as Jimmy Choo pumps.
  • The STEM Education Challenge

    07/26/2016 11:08:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Allen West
    (Editors’ note: This column is co-authored by Chris MacFarland)New, robust partnerships between the public and private sectors are needed today to attract and educate the young scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians for tomorrow.A stem is the main trunk of a plant, and STEM — short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — is the main trunk of our economy.A plant that gets too little water will fail to grow. Unfortunately, that’s also what’s happening to STEM education in our country today.We’re simply failing to attract and educate a sufficient number of young scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. Demand for these...
  • The Abortion-ization of the Democratic Party

    07/26/2016 10:58:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Kristan Hawkins
    When I was in grade school, I often played at nights and on the weekends with a boy who lived a couple of houses from me. We would ride bikes, play video games, the usual stuff. But during the school day, I noticed he was always mean to me if I approached him when he was hanging out with his friends. I asked him about it once and he told me we were like “secret” friends. I was a girl and straight-A student and he was a jock so I guess in his mind we didn’t mix. That was the...
  • Email Scandal Reveals the Hypocrisy of the Democratic Party

    07/26/2016 10:50:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Rachel Marsden
    The self-styled "party of unity" has been exposed as a collection of manipulative dividers. The facade that Democrats present to American voters is crumbling. WikiLeaks has released more than 19,000 internal emails from Democratic National Committee officials, claiming that the massive leak is merely Part 1 of a "Hillary Leaks" series. The emails reveal DNC favoritism toward Hillary Clinton, who'll be officially nominated for the White House this week, at the expense of her vanquished Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down Monday just as the party's national convention was getting underway. How did the documents...
  • Petition To Remove Air Conditioning From State Department Has Over 1,800 Signatures [over 5000 now]

    07/26/2016 10:27:26 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 67 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/25/2016 | Craig Bordeau
    An online petition to remove all air conditioning from Department of State property has gotten more than 1,800 signatures since it was posted online Sunday.A Change.org user named Hopalong Ginsberg created the petition in response to remarks made by Secretary of State John Kerry claiming air conditioning and refrigerants are as much of a threat to the world as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The petition garnered 1,869 signatures by Monday afternoon.The petition states: “WHEREAS, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has suggested that air conditioners are as big a threat as ISIS, and WHEREAS, it is the duty of our elected...
  • The Democratic Convention?; UPDATE: False Alarm

    07/26/2016 10:22:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The Daily Caller made a good observation: where are the American flags? UPDATE: I stand corrected, folks (and thank God). Snopes found plenty of Democrats wearing red, white, and blue at the convention, though the photo below doesn't convey as much. Nevertheless, such patriotic swag was present and the post has been updated to reflect the changes. Now, that's not to say that Democrats didn't foul-up last night by not mentioning ISIS. Cortney noted that the rise of the Islamic State, or any mention of the threats we face from radical Islam, was omitted. Not good, Democrats...not good. [Photo Credit: Daily Caller/Kerry Picket]Now, in terms...
  • The creator of ‘USA Freedom Kids’ now plans to sue campaign

    07/26/2016 10:12:52 AM PDT · by Sopater · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/26/16 | Philip Bump
    FULL TITLE: The creator of the viral pro-Trump act ‘USA Freedom Kids’ now plans to sue the campaign Within hours of their performance at a Donald Trump rally in Pensacola, Fla., last January, the U.S.A. Freedom Kids were a sensation. You remember the video: Three preteen girls in star-spangled outfits crisply working through simple choreography as they lip-synced an upbeat update to "Over There." That infectious performance kicked off a flurry of media appearances. The Freedom Kids told "Inside Edition" that Trump told them that he planned to listen to their CD all night. The group, which had been around...
  • Hollande Vows "All Out War" Against ISIS After Priest Killing

    07/26/2016 9:54:13 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 142 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | July 26, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Shortly after the latest terror attack on French soil by two ISIS "soldiers", President Francois Hollande, who was roundly disparaged 12 days ago for the country's lack of preparedness to the Nice truck terror attack which killed 84, vowed to wage war against the Islamic State "by every means". "We are confronted with a group, Daesh, which has declared war on us," Hollande said, using an alternative name for Isis. "We have to wage war, by every means, (but through) upholding the law, which is because we are a democracy."
  • Trump-Sanders Coalition Deconstructed

    07/26/2016 9:51:52 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 26, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    You know the terms "left" and "right" are losing meaning when left-wing websites are praising the Republican presidential candidate and attacking the Democrat, and Russia seems to be intervening in favor of the GOP. The Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA), which has been pulling for Bernie Sanders in the Democratic race, has sent out an advisory entitled, "What Trump is Right About: NATO." On the other hand, Mrs. Clinton's pick for her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), has been depicted by the same group as a creature of Wall Street. The IPA is not alone. Journalism Professor Jeff Cohen,...
  • A&E’s ‘Born This Way’ Will Shatter Your Preconceived Notions About Down Syndrome

    07/26/2016 9:41:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    A&E’s “Born This Way” reality show follows the lives of 10 young adults as they deal with everyday challenges such as family drama, new roommates, and the complications that come with dating and marriage. They just all happen to have Down syndrome. “Born This Way,” airing its second season Tuesday night, proves that these young adults are more than their disorder. That, said Sandra McElwee, one of the moms featured on the show, was the parents’ and producers’ most important goal. “The biggest limitations Sean experiences is other people’s perceptions,” McElwee explained in an interview with Townhall. “In the beginning,...
  • Black Pigeon Responds to Hillary

    07/26/2016 9:40:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | Black Pigeon
    Brilliant response.