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  • Change of venue sought in Twin Peaks biker’s case

    02/06/2016 5:52:34 AM PST · by Elderberry · 29 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 2/6/2016 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    An attorney representing a biker arrested in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout is seeking to move his client's felony case from McLennan County. Dallas attorney Clint Broden, who represents Hewitt resident Matthew Clendennen, filed a change of venue motion Friday that seeks to try the case in another county because of what he describes as "pervasive, prejudicial and inflammatory" publicity about the unique case. The motion asks 54th State District Judge Matt Johnson to move the trial to Travis, Dallas or Harris counties. Broden's motion cites quotes attributed in the local media to McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna,...
  • Andy Lopez’ family can proceed with lawsuit against Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy, judge rules

    02/04/2016 8:30:15 PM PST · by Rabin · 3 replies
    THE PRESS DEMOCRAT ^ | January 20, 2016 | PAUL PAYNE
    The family of 13-year-old Andy Lopez, can take their wrongful death lawsuit to trial, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. The child was shot as he turned, shot as he fell and shot as he lay face down. Andy was penetrated by seven of the nine shots fired by one of the terrified deputy. He died ripped on the sidewalk. Full Coroners report and Dash cam data remain un available in recognition and respect of officer protections.
  • Ron Jeremy Is Supporting Hillary Clinton

    02/04/2016 12:03:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | Jan. 29, 2016 | Christopher Massie
    The famous porn star also likes TrumpFamous porn star Ron Jeremy told BuzzFeed News in an interview on Friday that he is supporting Hillary Clinton's bid for the White House, in large part because he admires her husband, former president Bill Clinton. "I got to shake hands with her husband," Jeremy said, noting his admiration for former president Bill Clinton's role in the Norther Irish peace process and his attempts to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict. "A lot of it's because of him. When he was in office, she gave him a lot of advice. When she's in office, he'll give...
  • Politician Tell a Reporter She's a B**ch on Camera

    02/02/2016 7:49:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 20 replies
    ktrh.com ^ | February 2, 2016 | Michael Berry
    Politician Tell a Reporter She's a B**ch on Camera VIDEO ONLY ON LINK warning language.
  • Emails Conversations Contained The Names Of CIA Operatives

    02/01/2016 8:17:00 PM PST · by Rabin · 26 replies
    http://www.hannity.com/a ^ | Monday, February 1st 2016 | staff
    Clinton’s email included Holy Grail items of American espionage, true names of Agency intelligence officers serving overseas under non-official cover. At the business end if the business.
  • DOD Will Allow Troops On Duty to Breastfeed

    01/29/2016 9:02:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 29, 2016 | 8:13 AM EST | Susan Jones
    As part of his commitment to build the military "force of the future," Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday announced a series of "family-friendly" initiatives to attract and retain "the best America has to offer." "We are not Google. We are not Walmart. We're war fighters. But that doesn't mean we should not be challenging ourselves just like the private sector," Carter told reporters at the Pentagon. [...] The Defense Secretary outlined the following initiatives: [...] Making military workplaces more accommodating to women when they return from maternity leave: The focus here is to make it easier for new mothers...
  • Husband Forces Wife, Lover to Stay in Bed for Police to See

    01/26/2016 12:48:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, January 26, 2016
    Returned home to find wife, lover in bedAn Indian man unexpectedly returning home from work in Kuwait found his wife in bed with her Bangladeshi lover and forced the two to stay there naked until police arrived. The man, feeling unwell, returned home in the capital Kuwait City without telling his 31-year-old wife, who was shocked to see him staring at her with the other man. The Arabic language daily 'Al Anba' said the Indian shouted to his neighbour to see the couple in bed as a witness before calling the police. “The husband forced his wife and her lover...
  • The progressive case for hoping Ted Cruz wins GOP nomination (no, really)

    01/22/2016 8:34:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Salon ^ | January 22, 2016 | Gary Legum
    Maybe progressives should root for Ted Cruz to be the Republican nominee. Over at the Huffington Post, Ryan Grim and Sam Stein have a deep look at why the Republican establishment is lining up behind Donald Trump over Cruz in what is becoming a two-man race for the nomination. Of all the reasons mentioned, though, one tell is an anonymous quote that comes from a person described as "somebody in the GOP establishment," who tells the writers, "I'm rooting for Hillary...She can't win a mandate, so we hold the House and don't get slaughtered in the Senate. We will have...
  • Remain a virgin or lose bursary, students warned (South Africa)

    01/22/2016 6:13:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    TIMES Live ^ | 22 January, 2016 11:26 | Amanda Khoza
    Remain virgins or we will take away your bursaries. This was the condition given to 16 young women who received the Maidens Bursary Award from the UThukela District Municipality for remaining pure. In addition, they had to undergo virginity testing every holiday to ensure they were not sexually active. The municipality introduced the new category of bursaries during its Mayoral Matric Excellence Awards on January 11. Municipality spokesperson Jabulani Mkhonza said more than 100 matrics, including those who were not virgins, who excelled in their 2015 matric year, received awards. A total of 113 pupils from various schools got bursaries....
  • It's Not Just About the Horse (Member), It's About the Gold Mine (Brit International Incident)

    01/13/2016 12:24:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Eurasianet.org ^ | January 5, 2016
    Kyrgyz were variously enraged and bemused after a British expat working at a foreign-owned gold mine jokingly compared a beloved local equine delicacy to a "horses (member)" (sic). But the Facebook jest by Michael McFeat -- a welding superintendent at the Kumtor Gold Company in Kyrgyzstan -- could scarcely have come at a worse time for his Canadian bosses, whose relations with Bishkek are at an all-time low. The mine's owners have recently been locked in a fierce battle with the Kyrgyz government over fresh mining permits and a redivision of profits from an enterprise that generates around 10 percent...
  • Seller Didn't Know Adult Films Were 'Haram'

    01/11/2016 12:27:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Emirates ^ | Sunday, January 10, 2016 | Mahra S.
    Arrested for selling adult films in Kuwait An Arab man was arrested selling pornographic films in Hawali city of Kuwait. (File) An Arab man was arrested selling pornographic films in Hawali city of Kuwait. After being arrested, the quickest excuse he could think of was that he was not aware that selling these films was illegal or ‘haram’ (against Islam). Many Internet users reacted to this report which went viral on social media. Many said that the arrested man was lying and that he was offering a silly reason to try to escape punishment. Retaj, a Kuwaiti woman, said that...
  • HBO pulling plug on hit comedy 'Girls'

    01/06/2016 3:56:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2016 3:41 PM EST
    HBO says it will pull the plug on its hit comedy "Girls" after a sixth and final season next year. The series about a group of young women in their 20s made creator and actress Lena Dunham a star, and was also a feather in the cap of veteran comic producer Judd Apatow. ...
  • Φωτογραφίες Χρονολογίου

    01/01/2016 10:43:30 PM PST · by Rabin · 5 replies
    http://el-gr.el-gr.fb.me/NationalCryptologicMuseum/photos/a.350346695032536.76645.318661104867762/99
    First use of Code Talkers in combat, 1918 The use of pre American languages to protect U.S. voice com began in, 1918. Early on, in World War I, "Captain Lawrence noted conscripts speaking Choctaw bla bla, and recognized a potential to secure line active, field communications. Choctaw com contributed directly to constriction and later withdrawal of two companies during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and were later used in the implementing a successful surprise attack on the Germans at Forest Farm. A belated program expanded in to World War II. http://www.comanchemuseum.com/code_talkers Comanche Code Talkers of World War II. In late 1940, 17...
  • It’s Time for a Muslim-Moderated Presidential Debate

    12/23/2015 12:04:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 23, 2015 | Dean Obeidallah, Palestinian/American comedian
    If all these candidates are going to pop off about Islam and Muslims, how’s about they at least have to do it front of one?Last Tuesday’s GOP debates were all about Muslims. The word “Islam” or derivations of it like “Islamic” were mentioned 27 times in the primetime debate and 31 times during the earlier “kid’s table” debate. If you had played a drinking game where you had to do a shot of whiskey every time the word “Islam” was uttered during those GOP debates, you would’ve been dead about 30 minutes in. And the discussion about Islam during the...
  • Saudis shut down camel urine shop: owner was selling his own urine

    12/22/2015 5:22:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 63 replies
    jihadwatch.org ^ | December 22, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Some hadiths depict Muhammad touting the medicinal benefits of drinking camel urine. This one also shows him in his full compassionate, merciful glory: “The climate of Medina did not suit some people, so the Prophet ordered them to follow his shepherd, i.e. his camels, and drink their milk and urine (as a medicine). So they followed the shepherd that is the camels and drank their milk and urine till their bodies became healthy. Then they killed the shepherd and drove away the camels. When the news reached the Prophet he sent some people in their pursuit. When they were brought,...
  • Trump brings bigots out of hiding

    12/18/2015 5:18:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote: “Let’s not mince words, Donald Trump is a bigot and a racist.” I cited a long list of incidents in which he targeted women, Latinos, African Americans, Muslims, Asians and the disabled. Here’s what I heard back from Trump’s defenders: “Let’s not mince words,” somebody tweeted under the name Helios Megistos. “Milbank is an anti-white parasite and a bigoted kike supremacist.” “[Trump] may well be a bigot and a racist,” one Michael Banfield wrote me via email. “But one thing is certain: The only thing missing from your photo is a [vulgar word...
  • The Unholy Alliance between ISIS and Donald Trump (translated from an Arabic editorial)

    12/18/2015 8:37:20 AM PST · by Ulmius · 13 replies
    Raseef22 ^ | December 14, 2015 | Ali Adeeb
    The Unholy Alliance between ISIS and Donald Trump (translated from an Arabic editorial) There is an unholy alliance between Donald Trump and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; its victims are normal Muslims. This alliance might seem strange because it is between two opposites. The American billionaire turns to western American values and the other fancies himself a caliph of the second century of the Muslim calendar. In reality, each one seems the echo of the other more than being opposites of each other. Donald Trump represents a significant portion of Republican voters and other partisans, as the trustworthy candidate, who expresses himself...
  • Ted Cruz feeds ignorance

    12/09/2015 7:09:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Baltimore Post-Examiner ^ | December 9, 2015 | James Moore
    Ted Cruz is nothing more than a maggot feeding off the ignorance and false bravado of gun owners lacking in intelligence who believe more, no, all citizens should be armed whenever in public. Somehow this brain cell deprived segment of our society believe if all people, well, at least all the “good guys” packed heat, there would be an end to the mass shootings that plague this nation. “You know, if everyone in that room were armed, those killers wouldn’t have stood a chance,” claim ass hats like Cruz. Not only is he wrong, but if Ted Cruz were in...
  • Mississippi Flag, a Rebel Holdout, Is in a New Fight

    11/08/2015 9:36:32 AM PST · by yoe · 402 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 7, 2915 | CAMPBELL ROBERTSON
    LOUISVILLE, Miss. — In single strokes after the massacre of nine black churchgoers in Charleston in June, Confederate battle flags were taken from statehouse grounds in South Carolina and Alabama, pulled from shelves at major retailers like Walmart and declared unwelcome, if to (limited effect), at Nascar races. What happened so swiftly elsewhere is not so simple in Mississippi. The Confederate battle flag is not simply flying in one hotly disputed spot at the State Capitol but occupying the upper left corner of the state flag, which has been flying since 1894. (And as recently as 2001), Mississippians voted by...
  • ISIS Tells Fighters to GANG RAPE Women Saying Sex With Multiple Jihadis Makes Them MUSLIM

    10/10/2015 10:18:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Express ^ | Fri, Oct 9, 2015 | NICK GUTTERIDGE
    ISLAMIC State (ISIS) has urged its depraved fighters to convert women to Islam by GANG RAPING them, it emerged today.It emerged as victims of the perverted hate group spoke out about its infamous sex slave markets, where twisted militants can buy women for as little as a packet of cigarettes. ISIS fighters have previously executed women who refused to have sex with them, with many experts saying most young men joining the group are more interested in sex than Islam or jihad. Many of the women come from the Yazidi religious sect and have been horrendously defiled and mutilated by...
  • Saudi Cuts Oil Prices To Asia, U.S.

    10/06/2015 9:26:17 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    oilpro.com ^ | posted yesterday | Abisha Rabiyah
    Saudi Aramco reduced the price of its light-crude deliveries to Asia by $1.70/bbl. As a result, Marketwatch switched to a discount of $1.60/bbl against the rival Dubai benchmark from the previous premium of $0.10/bbl. Aramco also reduced its prices for heavy oil by $2/bbl to the Far East and by $0.30/bbl to the U.S. Aramco also reduced its official selling price for medium grade crude to Asia in November to a discount of $3.20/bbl below the regional benchmark, versus a $1.30 discount for October sales, the company said Sunday. The discount for the medium grade to Asia, the primary market...
  • US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Presentation on LENR

    10/05/2015 8:29:32 AM PDT · by Wonder Warthog · 9 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | 5 October 2015 | Frank Acland
    An interesting presentation has been uploaded on the LENR-Forum which was given by Louis F. DeChiaro, Ph.D, a physicist with the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Dahlgren Warefare Center. The presentation was given at a IEEE Meeting on LENR Phenomena and Potential Applications held on Sept. 23 2015 at Teradyne in North Reading, Massachusetts. For people who have been following LENR closely over the past few years, there will not be too much new information in the slideshow. It is mostly a review of what has been happening in the field from the time of Fleischmann and Pons up...
  • Vatican fires senior priest deviant advocate..

    10/03/2015 10:34:37 PM PDT · by Rabin · 11 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 03 Oct 2015 | Religion
    The Vatican has fired a who came out gay on the eve of a major meeting of church leaders to discuss homosexu senior priests. In a statement on Saturday, a spokesman for Pope Francis said Polish priest Krzysztof Charamsa's action had been "very serious and irresponsible". Krzysztof will be replaced "by a theologian" in the Vatican.
  • Frac Industry Catches A Break, Judge Strikes Down Costly Regs

    10/02/2015 5:12:23 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    Oilpro ^ | 10/2/15 | Jeff Reed
    A federal judge in Wyoming has issued an injunction against new Department of Interior regulations that tighten controls over hydraulic fracturing on federal lands. The move grants some of relief to producers who would have confronted higher costs at a time when oil prices are already hitting their profits, curbing activity, and reducing headcounts....
  • Trumps Silent Majority Makes Loud Ugly Noises Online

    09/30/2015 7:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    WhoWhatWhy ^ | September 30, 2015 | Klaus Marre
    Early in September, Shaquandra Ratliff was killed in Chicago. The young mother was shot when a fight broke out at a death remembrance party for a gang member slain a year ago. But police say Ratliff had no gang affiliation and simply was at the wrong place at the wrong time. In other words, this is a story about yet another innocent black person shot to death. A report on the killing was posted on Yahoo! News, the most popular news site in the United States. Yahoo! News allows people to comment on articles and/or to vote on comments. A...
  • EXCLUSIVE: #Boehners Replacement Is Carrying On Long Running Affair With Congresswoman

    09/29/2015 3:54:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Got News ^ | September 25, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    Updated September 25, 2015 GotNews.com first published this article earlier this year and has received numerous confirmations about it since then. Neither McCarthy, nor Ellmers has denied it and now that McCarthy is next in line for the speakership of the House the affair has taken on new relevance. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (center) at the U.S. Capitol July 28, 2011 in Washington, DC. Multiple sources within Bakersfield, North Carolina, & on Capitol Hill tell Gotnews.com that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Renee Ellmers (R-NC) have been carrying on a long-running affair since...
  • Ex-Vegas madam dishes on old profession

    09/22/2015 8:57:35 AM PDT · by redreno · 11 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | September 22, 2015 - 6:17am | By Doug Elfman
    Jami Rodman makes it sound as if she were born for high-priced prostitution. "I was addicted to it. I was working every day," she told me over midday coffee in a bustling convention hall. "It's very liberating. I enjoyed the sex part. I enjoyed the sociology part. "It's a great way to meet really cool people," she said. "You're basically dating but without the hassles." Rodman even rose to madam of VIP sex workers, but it wasn't emotionally or financially fulfilling: "That was so much work 60 women at any given time that were having issues and problems." Two...
  • Trump and Political Celebrity (A view from the far left)

    09/18/2015 3:26:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Dissident Voice ^ | September 16, 2015 | James Hoover
    It was the ideal audience for Donald Trump. American Airlines center was packed with 20,000 enthralled Texans who seemed to hang on every word of boast, harangue, and self-aggrandizement that passed through Trumps lips. They whooped and hollered through 90 minutes of Trump speech-making. In scattered and rather loose references to issues, Trump skillfully intermixed attributes of puerile boasting about his skills, mocking his opponents and their cluelessness, and lionizing his oft-demonstrated business skills. The biggest winner was his condemnation of American immigration policy while characterizing all illegals as leaving a large swatch of murder, rape, and pillage in their...
  • Ayotte to Cruz: Whats your shutdown endgame?

    09/18/2015 5:47:31 AM PDT · by CASchack · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/17/15 | Sarah Ferris
    Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) is pressing fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) to reveal his strategy for success as he risks a government shutdown in an attempt to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood. In a letter to Cruz on Thursday, Ayotte demanded to know why the firebrand Texas senator and presidential candidate is so strongly pushing legislation that the party can't pass. It is abundantly clear that we lack the votes in the Senate to redirect these funds, Ayotte, one of four female Republicans in the Senate, wrote in the letter. She goes out of her way...
  • HILLARY SHARED AN EMAIL NETWORK WITH THE CLINTON FOUNDATION

    09/01/2015 12:54:54 AM PDT · by Rabin · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Hillary server was maintained in the server master network of Clinton Foundation, (a massive, tax exempt, non profit power structure now run by Chelsea). Latest dump reveal that Hillary's clintonemail.com shared it's IP address with Bill's presidentclinton.com, on Clinton Foundation servers since 2009. "Clinton Foundation" net computers had open access and input to top level State Department communications, for years. The Espionage Act frowns on un-cleared access and control of classified matter. It seems clear, Secretary of State sold us out to maintain Bills pay for play, to friend and foe, top dollar foundation. The fact that code word Intel...
  • Hate Groups Use Virginia Shooting As Call To Arms In "Race War"

    08/28/2015 11:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Vocativ ^ | August 26, 2015 | James King and Adi Cohen
    The League of the South has gone to "Security Condition Orange" and other white supremacist organizations are saying it's time for action.Hate groups across the country are using Wednesdays televised shooting of two Virginia journalists as a call to arms in the race war the shooter referenced in a manifesto he sent to a national news outlet. One group has gone to Security Condition Orange, its second-highest alert level, which it says means eminent (sic) danger probable. In his manifesto, faxed shortly after the shooting to ABC News, shooter Vester Flanagan claimed to have killed WDBJ journalists Alison Parker, 24,...
  • Donald Trump Hopes to Ethnically Cleanse America To Make It Great Again

    08/26/2015 2:42:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Politicus USA - Real liberal politics ^ | August 26, 2015 | Adalia Woodbury
    Republicans, led by Donald Trump have made undocumented immigrants the central issue of their primary campaign. In reality, Trump’s rhetoric and policy proposals target one specific, ethnic group – Mexicans. David Duke and people who express their “passion” for America by chanting “white Power” are embracing these policies. They’re lapping up everything from his claims that Mexico sends the “bad” immigrants to Mexico will pay for a Trump Wall. No doubt, these are people share Trump’s view that making America “great again” entails preserving white dominance and with it, a future for the Republican Party. He wants to build a...
  • Andrea Rossi Granted E-Cat Patent by US Patent Office

    08/25/2015 9:06:37 AM PDT · by Wonder Warthog · 53 replies
    E-cat World ^ | August 25, 2015 | Frank Acland
    Mats Lewan has posted on his Impossible Invention blog that Andrea Rossi has been granted a US Patent The patent was granted today, August 25 2015.
  • Hillary Clinton diced and sliced

    08/14/2015 9:37:02 PM PDT · by Rabin · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 August 2015 | Anthony Zurcher North America reporter
    Shortly before she was sworn in as secretary of state in 2009, Hillary Clinton set up an email server hdr22@clintonemail.com, at her home in Chappaqua, NY. She, her Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and Iranian conduit Huma Abedin, providing an 24-7 administration back channel under cover of state dept electronic correspondence during her four years in office. She did not use, or activate, a state.gov email account, which would have been hosted on servers owned and managed by the US government.
  • John Kasich Biggest R.I.N.O. Ever

    08/10/2015 10:03:22 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 31 replies
    08-10-2015 | DallasBiff
    John Kasich has NO business running for President as a Republican! He is one of the biggest R.I.N.O.s around. He's a phony & a liar when he goes on national TV and states he did not have to raise any taxes to balance the Ohio state budget. Well I know for a fact he did raise the Cigarette tax quite high a few months ago to balance "his" Ohio state budget.{But he keeps it a secret}. He states he is a compassionate Republican.....{attending same sex weddings}, yada yada yada.
  • CNN Has PMS Attack over Blood (whatever) Comment to Megyn Kelly

    08/08/2015 2:19:17 PM PDT · by STE=Q · 83 replies
    08-08- | STE=Q
    Donald trump in a CNN interview had the temerity to smack down the talking vagina that is Megyn Kelly after she -- basically -- accused him of being a misogynist: a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women. This is how Megyn Kelly began her non-question, question: "Youve called women you dont like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. Only Rosie ODonnell, Retorted Trump. No, it wasnt, Argued Megyn -- without anything to backup her assertion -- Does that sound like the temperament of a man we should elect as president? So let me get this...
  • Turkey to Boost Security for Energy Infrastructure as PKK Attacks Rise

    08/06/2015 9:21:24 PM PDT · by Rabin · 1 replies
    Rigzone ^ | Thursday, August 06, 2015 | Orhan Coskun and Humeyra Pamuk|
    Oil flow in the Iraq-Turkey pipeline, carrying Kurdish and Kirkuk oil to Turkey's southern port of Ceyhan, resumed on Thursday after a week-long shutdown following a PKK attack, a Turkish energy official and a shipping agent told Reuters.
  • Free tampons would slow flow of gender inequality

    08/05/2015 3:02:22 AM PDT · by One_Upmanship · 67 replies
    Daily Bruin [UCLA] ^ | July 20, 2015 | Zoey Freedman
    To most government officials, feminine hygiene products are a luxury item. But, every day, women are being poisoned by their own bodies because they lack access to even the most essential health products. Meanwhile, most men have no problem getting covered for pills that will help them get a boner. Although still greatly outnumbered and underpaid compared to their male counterparts, women have made so much progress. Yet inequality still lies in the most basic areas of human well-being. Women are still facing unequal treatment when it comes to health care and are paying out of pocket for necessary female...
  • Dont Get Trumped by Donald Trumps Poll Numbers

    08/01/2015 3:40:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Campaign Urban ^ | July 20, 2015 | Josh T. Thomas aka Black2basic
    First, in the spirit of full disclosure I was apprehensive to discuss the news surrounding Donald Trump because I find little value in adding to the growing number of articles ripping him apart. I dont think it benefits our community by taking the same exact stance, for the same exact reasons, as the rest of the world. As if there is another side to take. Plus, I dont think any of us needed Donald to clarify his stance on immigration or tell us his definition of war hero for everyone to know he is certifiably insane So, why are you...
  • Henry Rollins: Bend Over, America Here Comes President Trump (You have to see this)

    07/30/2015 7:30:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The L.A. Weekly ^ | July 30, 2015 | Henry Rollins, Black Flag group member
    America is an angry country. It always has been. Those who came before us cleared out the locals by any means necessary, then sanitized the genocidal slaughter as they self-immortalized their deeds into the stuff of legend. After the sun dried the corpses, we set upon each other. Our history is splattered in blood and steeped in unrestrained hostility toward all living creatures. People in countries all over the world trip out on America. Not only do we make films the rest of the planet flocks to see we are living in them as well. America is so larger-than-life,...
  • Gisele Dons a Burqa to Secretly Fix Her Deflated Boobs

    07/29/2015 8:24:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 29, 2015 | | Yaron Steinbuch and Isabel Vincent
    This woman in a burqa was not heading to any prayer services. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her kid sister hid under traditional Muslim wear during the holy month of Ramadan so they could get secret plastic surgery in Paris, The Post has learned. The Brazilian stunner orchestrated the cloak-and-dagger mission so she could sneak into the swank International Clinique du Parc Monceau for work on her boobs and eyes, sources said.
  • Confederate-Flag-Clad Stripper at an S.F. Judge's Retirement Party

    07/29/2015 8:18:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon, Jul 27, 2015 | Benjamin Wachs
    A retirement party at the city courthouse for superior court judge Richard Kramer featured handcuffs, a whip, and a stripper wearing a Confederate battle flag on her clothes. What happened? The party planner was from South Carolina and hasn't been watching the news since 1958. The stripper was an actual cop. The heart wants what the heart wants. It was a retirement gift from Judge Judith Scheindlin, who sent her regrets at not being able to attend personally. This is nothing, Gavin Newsom had three Ukrainian prostitutes reading Democracy in America at his retirement party....
  • Apple Watch Transformed Me Other Reviewers Myst Like Windows

    07/10/2015 2:27:37 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 159 replies
    EE Times ^ | July 10, 2015 | R. Colin Johnson, Technology Editor, EE Times
    The Apple Watch has changed my life for the better, solving all the problems I had with the iPhone (such as missing calls while I tried to find it) as well as solving other problems I didn't even now I had until I got it. I didn't want to write this blog about the Apple Watch, because I didn't want to seem like an Apple geek. But after reading the misleading reviews by other editors that shall remained unnamed, I just felt like I had to set the story straight. For one thing, all the features that one reviewer panned...
  • Gay Confederates: What's the Left to Do?

    07/06/2015 3:58:29 PM PDT · by Bobby Blog · 15 replies
    7/6/15 | Robert W Hamilton Jr.
    The Supreme Courts extra-constitutional decision to make same-sex marriage legal across all 50 states is not without its unintended consequences. Take for example this interesting conundrum: There was a rally to be held over the July 4th holiday weekend in the parking lot of a Walmart in a small town in South Carolina, home of the now-nationally-despised Confederate flag, a rally to show support for said item. In a small parade of vehicles carrying the flag, some were hoisting a second. One of these other flags just happened to be Jesse Jacksons Rainbow Coalition flag. You know the one, the...
  • If ISIS Doesnt Liberate Palestine Who Will?

    07/04/2015 8:50:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CounterCurrents.org ^ | July 4, 2015 | Franklin Lamb
    Ein el Helwe Palestinian camp, Lebanon: This is one of the questions ricocheting between Palestinians in Syria and Lebanon, posed also by ISIS (Daish) operatives, as the hot summer months and plummeting quality of existence raise tensions in the refugee camps and social gatherings. With its resilience, on-the-ground achievements, adaptability, global franchising, copy-cat knock-offs, chameleon-like adaptations, combinations and permutations, and slick honing of medium and message, ISIS is offering oppressed and desperate populations in this region both hope and fantasy for escaping their deepening misery. The dream is to escape abject poverty and indignity by any means necessary, and joining...
  • Mystery power plant

    07/04/2015 10:00:39 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 30 replies
    Google Maps ^ | 4 July 2015 | Steely
    Can anyone identify this somewhat mysterious installation? It is located about twenty miles south of Farmington, New Mexico, in an area identified as "Navajo Nation Off-Reservation Trust Land." It is connected to a great deal of electric power transmission capacity, has no visible chimney, but has a supply of cooling water brought to it by means of a canal from Morgan Lake. I was not able to find it on any list of power plants in the state of New Mexico. The nearest listed power plant is the Four Corners generating station in Fruitland New Mexico. Morgan Lake supplies cooling...
  • Why Do Mexican Men Think White Women Are Sluts?

    07/02/2015 11:34:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | Thursday, Jul 2 2015 | GUSTAVO ARELLANO
    DEAR MEXICAN: I'm a Canadian woman who has been travelling to Mexico (Guanajuato y Oaxaca, the cute places) lately. I travel alone and want to understand the "social" rules a little better. I was told by an expat American living in Mexico that Mexican men think all American women are sluts. (I assume that generalization extends to canadienses.) His theory is that Mexicans see television shows like Sex and the City and think it's reality. I'm acutely aware of this when interacting with Mexican men, and as a result am somewhat guarded, which I really don't want to be. I'd...
  • WHO: To Avoid MERS, Dont Drink Camel Urine

    06/26/2015 11:12:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 6/28 | ELIAS GROLL
    Six people have died, 87 have been infected, and some 1,800 schools and kindergartens have temporarily shut their doors amid an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in South Korea. Its likely the most significant outbreak of the disease outside the Middle East, and over the weekend, the World Health Organization released details on new cases of the disease in South Korea. It also issued a surprising piece of advice for individuals seeking to avoid infection: Drink neither raw camel milk nor camel urine. Thats perhaps not as strange as it sounds. While the exact transmission mechanisms remain unclear, it...
  • GAO report blasts Air Force justification for A-10 retirement

    06/26/2015 10:38:30 PM PDT · by Rabin · 15 replies
    U.S. Air Force Times ^ | 6/26/2015 | Staff
    The Air Force based its plan to retire the A-10 on projection of cost savings, ignoring mission (close air support), the Government Accountability Office. GAO punches holes in Air Force's bosses decision to retire the attack jet, saying planners did not, did not include the increased workload on other aircraft tasked Baltic & Black Sea theater realities. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, to block the Air Force's pro Soviet armor superiority, review. The agency states that the Air Force made the plan to retire the A-10 based on a "enemy with-in" review". The Air Force's guidance prioritized fifth-generation aircraft, readiness and...
  • Wait Lists Grow as Many More Veterans Seek Care and Funding Falls Far Short

    06/20/2015 9:26:40 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies
    N Y Times ^ | JUNE 20, 2015 | RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.
    One year after outrage over health care allegedly shook the Department of Veterans Affairs, the agency is but again facing crisis. The number of veterans on waiting lists of one month or more is now 50 percent higher than it was during the height of last years institutionalized: "delay is cheaper than dirt" directive and "dead vets cost less" budget cover-ups came to light. Mr. Gibson, deputy secretary indicated possible savings options by rationing new treatments to older veterans and excluding patients who have advanced terminal diseases or a persistent vegetative state or dementia. The agency (also) needs to...