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  • Karimnagar: The Only Temple Where Transgenders Wed Shiva

    04/23/2016 10:31:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Nearly one lakh devotees of Lord Shiva including hundreds of tran-genders arrived for the centuries-old ritual.The Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Devasthanam of Vemulawada witnesses a very unique tradition each Rama Navami. Hundreds of transgenders from all over the country arrive here as brides of Lord Shiva. They get married to the lord after completion of the wedding of Lord Rama and Sita. On Thursday, nearly one lakh devotees of Lord Shiva including hundreds of tran-genders arrived for the centuries-old ritual. They entered the temple to watch the wedding of Lord Rama and Sita and later, they showered talambralu on the...
  • Bergdahl, Franks: A tale of 2 'deserters'

    04/21/2016 6:57:41 PM PDT · by Rabin · 6 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | April 20, 2016 | Nancy Montgomery
    Three months before Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl walked off his base in Afghanistan, 2nd Lt. Lawrence Franks walked away from his in upstate New York. Two months before Bergdahl was returned to U.S. custody in Landstuhl, Germany, on May 31, 2014, Franks turned himself in at the Army garrison in Wiesbaden, Germany. Both men had been gone for five years. But while Bergdahl, 30, awaits court-martial on desertion and misconduct charges, Franks, 29, awaits release from the prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
  • Ted Cruzs Dangerous Ideologies

    04/17/2016 7:33:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Highbrow Magazine ^ | April 17, 2016 | Louis E.V. Nevaer
    Whenever Ted Cruz appears on television, I cringe as unpleasant memories of distant relatives cross my mind, reminding me of things best forgotten. And what is best forgotten is simply the Hispanic political tradition of severity. Think Francisco Franco. Think Fidel Castro. Think Ted Cruz? Yes, Ted Cruz is a would-be autocrat. My paternal grandmother, a Galician matron who despised sexism in all its forms, called it la maldicin gallega, or the Galician curse. By that she meant the dreadful and familiar anti-democratic tendency in the political lives of the Hispanic world where dictators, strongmen, caudillos, and caciques have ruled...
  • On Slavery, Colonialism and Reparations

    04/09/2016 10:20:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The White race has over many centuries unleashed untold mayhem on black people; but these crimes against humanity are glossed over while the world champions the causes of myriad peoples from the Jews to the Armenians. What reason could be advanced for such gross injustice other than the very racism that led to the perpetration of these crimes in the first place. The world and her jaundiced multilateral organisations can try as they might to divert the worlds attention from these ugly historical facts; but like a cork being pushed deep into the water, these truths will continue to float...
  • Cruzs terrifying reinvention: How the most detestable senator is repackaging himself for November

    04/08/2016 11:04:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Salon ^ | April 8, 2016 | Heather Digby Parton
    Cruz's odds of winning the nomination are steadily increasing, and we should bey very, very afraid On the occasion of longshot presidential candidate Ted Cruzs campaign launch back in March, The Onion published a satirical piece about subscribers to TIME magazine bracing themselves for the awful, inevitable day when they would open their mailboxes to find themselves staring at a picture of Cruz on the cover under a headline like The Game Changer or The Firebrand. It was an absurd joke that went so meta that this week when TIME actually put Cruz on the cover, they also ran a...
  • German comedian could face jail for insulting Erdogan

    04/06/2016 10:47:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 06 Apr 2016 12:17 GMT+02:00
    Germany’s hippest young comedian faces a jail sentence of up to five years if Turkey decides to press charges over a poem he wrote insulting its head of state. Jan Böhmermann knew what he was doing when he read out a self-penned poem insulting Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan live on his late night show on Thursday evening. He introduced the piece by speaking directly to the Turkish president. “What I’m about to read is not allowed. If it were to be read in public — that would be forbidden in Germany,” Böhmermann said, before proceeding to perform his “smear...
  • Why a White Lady Is Championing Reparations in Seattle (Grab your galoshes)

    04/03/2016 12:31:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Seattle Weekly News ^ | March 15, 2016 | Daniel Person, news editor
    Earlier this year, Bernie Sanders was asked whether he would support reparations for slavery in America. His answer, more or less, was no. And yet the fact that a serious presidential candidate addressed reparations speaks to the ideas recent resurgence. In Seattle, reparations have found a champion in Anne Hirsch, a certified midwife and member of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, an organization of white people who work under the leadership of the African Peoples Socialist Party. We spoke with Hirsch about the growing momentum behind reparations. SW: Why do you feel it is important for white Americans to engage in...
  • Black Is Back Coalition Holds National Conference on Self-Determination and 2016 Elections

    03/29/2016 11:05:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Black Agenda Report ^ | March 15, 2016 | Glen Ford
    Election seasons are consumed by talk of which candidates and parties are winning. But, Black people never win, even if one of them is at the top of the ticket, unless they are organized to seek power. The Black Is Back Coalitions upcoming conference on electoral politics and self-determination will explore the possibilities and the dangers that the current electoral scene presents for the future of Black people and the world. We arrive at the current election season with both corporate parties in a state of flux and an incipient Black movement that is anxious to transform the political landscape....
  • Trump protests change dynamic of Republican nomination battle

    03/29/2016 9:14:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | March 29, 2016 | Joanna Slater
    When Marisa Franco and her fellow activists heard that Donald Trump, the front-runner for the Republican nomination, was going to hold a rally in a wealthy suburb of Phoenix this month, they knew they would do something to disrupt his visit. The only question was how. With just 24 hours to plan, they decided not to attend the rally, but to organize a protest blocking two roads leading to the venue. For two hours, they obstructed traffic. In one location, three people chained themselves to vehicles to make it harder to dislodge them a task eventually performed by police....
  • DoD IG Opens Investigation Into Former ULA Executives Allegations

    03/27/2016 12:01:39 AM PDT · by Rabin
    Defense Daily ^ | 03/22/2016 | Pat Host
    The DoD IG opened an investigation today, regarding allegations made by former United Launch Alliance (ULA) vice president Brett Tobey. DoD IG will be looking into national security space launch protocols. This investigation will include, but is not limited to, site visits, interviews and documentation review with DoD and ULA personnel. http://spaceksc.blogspot.com/2016/02/lipstick-on-pig.html "We all agree" that we must end dependence on Russia RD-180 (kerosene/LOX), and make our own (Hydrogen/Lox),engines here in the U.S.
  • Pick your torture: Trump or Cruz

    03/25/2016 5:14:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Virgin Islands Daily News ^ | March 25, 2016 | Dick Meyer, Chief Washington Correspondent for the Scripps Washington Bureau
    In the days of Torquemada and the Inquisition, Spaniards debated which was worse, the rack or the head crusher. Today, Americans debate between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. Jeb Bush has made his choice. He announced that Republicans should reject the "divisiveness and vulgarity" of Trump and embrace the divisiveness and zealotry of Cruz. It is precisely that kind of leadership and vision that made Jeb the presidential candidate he is today. Others are still struggling. This is a hard choice that Cruz and Trump make harder every day. On Monday afternoon, for example, Trump told editors at The Washington...
  • Blacks Have Always Had to Fight to Make Their Lives Matter in America

    03/20/2016 7:14:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Black Agenda Report ^ | March 15, 2016 | Bryan K. Bullock
    "In America, the issue is, as it always has been, anti-black racism and white supremacy." When Black Lives Matter activists crashed a Donald Trump rally, Trump deepened his connection with white supremacy by responding with "All lives matter." This response is wholly predictable given his "angry white man" campaign strategy. But it is a response that far too many liberal whites and blacks repeat as well, which is why, unfortunately, it deserves yet more discussion. What is clear, is that the reactions to African Americans asserting that Black Lives Matters, such as "All Lives Matter" and "Blue Lives Matter," are...
  • How Can Trump Get to 1237? Do the math....

    03/18/2016 6:25:29 PM PDT · by MHT · 62 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 3-17-16 | self
    Has anybody done their own model to see if Trump can get the numbers needed? If so, what was your combo? Here's how I think it might happen: Start with 678. AZ 58, NY 95, PA 71, WI split 21, OR 28, WA 44, WV 34, CA 172 = 1201 leaves him 36 short but, Missouri has more for delegation from Congressional districts won, but he definitely needs at least the bulk of one more state. Any suggestions?
  • Saudi Aramco To Own The Largest US Refinery

    03/17/2016 10:30:02 PM PDT · by Rabin · 4 replies
    Oilpro ^ | 3/17/16 | Jeff Reed
    Abdulrahman Al-Wuhaib, senior vice president, said in the Wednesday statement that.. Saudi Aramco will assumes Sole Ownership America's largest refinery. The Port Arthur Texas Complex includes 26 distribution terminals, and hold an exclusive license to use the Shell brand for gasoline and diesel sales in Texas, most of the Mississippi Valley, the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. //Snipp// Jeff Eggemeyer ... The largest refinery in our country, being in sole ownership of the Saudi government, ... You need only look at the current "free market" strategy (mutilating currency reserves to destroy corporate and NOCC competitors) being employed by the Sauds, and...
  • Black talk on presidential election

    03/17/2016 9:17:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Amsterdam News ^ | March 17, 2016 | Amadi Ajamu
    "We've all been told, 'Black people died fighting for the right to vote.' That's a myth. The truth is, Black people died fighting for their freedom," explained Viola Plummer at a recent "Let's Talk: electoral forum in Brooklyn. "We have been fighting for our freedom one way or another since we were enslaved by these criminals. Voting was a step toward freedom. "As the propaganda machines of this country starts to twirl as they do, you know what Malcolm X said, 'They make you think your enemies are your friends and your friends are your enemies.' "We in the December...
  • Honour Killing? Boy Hacked to Death in India His Wife Critically Hurt)

    03/15/2016 10:54:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    An Indian student from the lowest Dalit caste was hacked to death and his wife critically injured in southern India in a suspected "honour killing" by relatives angered by their marriage, police said Monday. Three men armed with sickles and sharp weapons attacked the 22-year-old student and his wife, who is from a higher caste, on a crowded street in Tamil Nadu state on Sunday. Local police commissioner N Manjunatha said the 19-year-old woman's relatives were angered by the couple's marriage.
  • White House Appoints First Transgender Person As Primary LGBT Liaison

    03/15/2016 2:51:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | March 14, 2016 | Dominic Holden, National LGBT Reporter
    President Barack Obama has appointed Raffi Freedman-Gurspan as the White House's primary LGBT liaison, making her the first transgender person in the role, White House officials told BuzzFeed News on Monday. LGBT leaders applauded the announcement. "Raffi is a great choice," said Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. "President Obama has said he wants his administration to look like America, and they have moved to include trans Americans. Raffi's skills and personality make her the exact right person for this important job." Freedman-Gurspan became the first transgender staffer appointed to the White House in...
  • Thomas Dimassimo: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    03/13/2016 10:31:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Heavy ^ | March 12, 2016 | Tom Cleary
    A protester has been arrested after he tried to rush the stage while Donald Trump was speaking during a rally Saturday morning in Dayton, Ohio, authorities say. Thomas Dimassimo was charged with disorderly conduct and inducing panic, according to Montgomery County Jail records. Dimassimo was released from custody and is due in court on Monday. His age is listed as 32, but it is not clear if that is correct. His social media pages and public records indicate he was born in 1993, not 1983. Video, which you can watch above, show a man being taken down by Secret Service...
  • Jury deliberates in trial of alleged mastermind in Texas anti-Islam cartoon attack

    03/13/2016 12:56:40 AM PST · by Rabin · 21 replies
    http://www.upi.com ^ | March 12, 2016 | Daniel Uria
    <p>Semi-Sune, Decorous Thomas, aka Kareem, (alone Butt for Stefan Verdugo) supported, (trained and motivated?) local homomuz, Simpson, and Soofi for a considerable period , according to friends, relatives, neighbors, and under the watchful eye of almost everyone in govcop. Finally May 3, Simpson, and Soofi, "opened fire" outside at an exhibit of Prophet Muhammad "images". Simpson, and Soofi got dead, "mastermind" DT Kareem and semi-suni rads got worried. Worst of all, the feds lost a multi million long term revenue source.</p>
  • Cindy Sheehan: Hugo Chavez's Legacy Will Continue to Inspire

    03/12/2016 3:38:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    teleSUR ^ | March 5, 2016 | Cindy Sheehan
    Three years ago today, I wept for my friend Chavez and myself, for the people of Venezuela and the world.In 2006, shortly after my first peace camp in Crawford, Texas to confront the person who I felt murdered my son Casey: George Bush, I was invited to Caracas, Venezuela to attend the World Social Forum. Amazingly, at the time I really had no idea that the World Social Forum was about socialism, and I really didn't know much more about President Hugo Chavez other than that he was a very vocal opponent of my opponents: George Bush and the U.S....
  • Chris Brown Responds to Sucker-Punched Black Donald Trump Protester: '--- Trump & --- the Pigs'

    03/11/2016 12:58:53 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Billboard ^ | March 10, 2016 | Colin Stutz
    After a black protestor was sucker-punched by a white Donald Trump supporter while leaving a rally on Thursday (March 10), Chris Brown took to Instagram to vent his frustration with the scene publicly. "(EXPLETIVE) TRUMP AND (EXPLETIVE) THE PIGS," he wrote with a selfie video, speaking into the camera, saying that if this is the way things are going to proceed at rallies, black people should attend the rallies in groups of 40 or 50. "See what they do then," he said. "Keep touching us." In his comment, Brown called seeing people act this way is "evil" and said God...
  • Abortion Procedures: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Trimesters

    03/07/2016 7:52:25 PM PST · by Morgana
    Live Action Youtube ^ | Published on Feb 24, 2016 | Live Action
    Abortion Procedures: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Trimesters Dr. Anthony Levatino describes four abortion procedures, covering the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy. For more information, visit AbortionProcedures.com (Animated but Graphic view at your own risk)
  • Turkish president criticizes release of journalists

    02/28/2016 8:18:52 PM PST · by Rabin · 6 replies
    aa.com.tr/en/turkey ^ | 28.02.2016 14:09:36 | Staff
    I keep silent [on] the decision of the Constitutional Court but do not abide by the decision, Erdogan said. In my opinion, [the] media should not have unlimited freedom. There is no absolute freedom anywhere in the world media as well. They were arrested in November... allegations of espionage, attempting to overthrow the government and supporting terrorism.
  • SPEAKER RYAN's POLITICO Playbook

    02/26/2016 8:46:03 PM PST · by Rabin · 8 replies
    linkedin ^ | Feb 26, 2016 | Mike Allen
    Washington Press Club Foundation's 72nd annual Congressional Dinner: "As great as it is being Speaker, there is a lot of stake this November. And I think the best thing for me to do right now is to confirm that those rumors out there are actually true. People (many) have approached me about seeking a higher office. It's not a job that I ever sought. (but) This is a very dire moment, and if there's a way I can be a unifying figure, bring some needed stability and protect an institution that means so much to our country, then I am...
  • A vote for Trump is a vote for bigotry

    02/24/2016 7:22:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | February 24, 2016 | Dean Obeidallah, Palestinian-American Comic
    Let's take a page from Donald Trump's book and ignore political correctness for a moment: If you support Trump, you support his sexist, bigoted and racist views. There are no ifs, ands or buts about it. And this is especially true for GOP party leaders, elected officials and even community leaders. Some have said things such as, "I don't like Trump's history of demeaning women, but I think he will be good for the economy." Sorry, you don't get a pass because you like one of his policy proposals. It's akin to saying, "I supported Hitler for his tax plan."...
  • America, you’re stupid: Trump’s political triumph makes it official—we’re a nation of idiots

    02/24/2016 4:18:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Salon ^ | February 24, 2016 | Sean Illing
    Trump's rise proves we're full of loud, illiterate and credulous people -- and he's a mirror of them "I love the poorly educated." -- Donald Trump Before any votes were cast, when Donald Trump was the theoretical front-runner, the optimists preached patience. Just wait, they said. This will blow over. He's a clown, a huckster, a TV personality. There's no way he can win. It's just not possible. Well, it's not only possible - it's likely. Trump won again in Nevada on Tuesday night, by a massive margin, and he may well sweep the Super Tuesday states. If that happens,...
  • The Black Panthers are back -- and never really went away

    02/21/2016 1:05:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | February 17, 2016 | John Blake
    Beyoncé didn't bring back the Black Panthers when she and an Afro-frizzed dance team donned black leather jackets and berets during Super Bowl 50's halftime show. That's because the Black Panthers never actually left. The Panthers were more than militants; they were pioneers in American pop and political culture. The Black Lives Matter movement, the rise of social media, music and sports, even Donald Trump -- all were shaped by the Panthers in some way, historians and ex-Panthers say. On the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, people are taking a second look at the group....
  • 20 Tips for Your First Abortion (Mega Barf Alert)

    02/18/2016 1:42:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    paperdarts.org ^ | February 1, 2016 | Madeleine Roe
    1. It does not matter if you were on birth control, if you forgot just this once, or if you didn’t think at all. It does not matter if it was your husband, your boyfriend, or someone who was really working those olive corduroy pants. You are pregnant. And you are the one that is freaking the f*** out. 2. Tell someone else who will support you. Tell a friend, a family member, post it on Reddit, or whisper it to your cat, Miss Poke. Know you are not alone in this. 3. Google is your best friend and worst...
  • Beyoncé is putting Red Lobster back on the map (via lewdness)

    02/16/2016 4:22:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/16/2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Red Lobster's turnaround just got a major boost from Beyonce. [...] Red Lobster's sales soared 33% on February 7, one day after Beyonce released a new song that included a reference to the seafood chain. "We had no idea Beyonce was going to give us that amazing shoutout," Red Lobster CEO Kim Lopdrup told Business Insider in a phone interview. "We were completely surprised and delighted. It has been an incredible weekend following the release of Beyonce's new song." In the song, called Formation, Beyonce refers to Red Lobster as a reward for sex. ...
  • Prisoners Outraged at Mouse Poo Served in Breakfast Rolls

    02/15/2016 2:36:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    The Local ^ | 15 Feb 2016
    Prisoners were outraged at the discovery of mouse droppings in their breakfast forcing officers to change the menu. Unions representing prison workers reported on Monday that mouse excrement had been discovered on breakfast rolls served to inmates over the weekend at the Albolote penitentiary in the province of Granada. One union, CCOO, said that prison workers decided to take the rolls off the menu "in order to avoid health problems that may arise from consuming them and because protests from inmates will result in regimental incidents." CCOO added that the finding of rodent droppings signaled that the prison did not...
  • Conscious Party: Condom Couture

    02/14/2016 6:23:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Mountain Xpress ^ | Kat McReynolds | February 14, 2016
    WHAT: Condom Couture, a fashion show to benefit Planned Parenthood South Atlantic of Asheville WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 20, 8 p.m. WHERE: New Mountain WHY: Planned Parenthood South Atlantic is touting the benefits of wearing one condom by dressing models in hundreds of them. “It’s a runway show,” says Nikki Harris, the nonprofit’s director of philanthropy for Western North Carolina. “The idea is fashionable, wearable art.” Thirteen designers are participating in Asheville’s 2016 Condom Couture, and each of their garments must employ at least 500 of the popular contraceptives. “They can use other fabrics and modes, but it has to be...
  • Noxious ideas of Trump, Cruz

    02/14/2016 3:07:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Kingston Whig-Standard ^ | February 14, 2016 | Louis A. Delvoie
    American presidential politics are often hugely entertaining. They can at times be equally demoralizing. This year's primary contests are certainly no exception. Speaking of this primary season, The Economist opined that "it has rarely been so ugly, uncertain or strange." What makes it so is the relative success enjoyed by candidates on the far right or far left of their parties -- Donald Trump and Ted Cruz for the Republicans and Bernie Sanders for the Democrats. This seems to belie the old nostrum that the presidency is won from the centre. It also seems to ignore a couple of important...
  • Missing Alameda man owes $113 million in federal judgment

    02/13/2016 1:40:22 AM PST · by This_far · 10 replies
    SFGATE ^ | Friday, February 12, 2016 | Rachel Swan
    A 73-year-old man who mysteriously vanished Tuesday is facing a $113 million judgment from the Federal Trade Commission over a get-rich-quick infomercial scam. John Nelson Beck of Alameda was the man behind John Beck Amazing Profits LLC, which put out infomercials marketing “John Beck’s Free & Clear Real Estate System.” According to court filings, the infomercials falsely told consumers that they could easily make massive amounts of money by buying homes at government tax sale auctions and immediately flipping or renting them.
  • The Enduring Solidarity of Whiteness

    02/08/2016 4:08:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 8, 2016 | Ta-Nehisi Coates
    Black poverty is fundamentally distinct from white poverty--and so cannot be addressed without grappling with racism. There have been a number of useful entries in the weeks since Senator Bernie Sanders declared himself against reparations. Perhaps the most clarifying comes from Cedric Johnson in a piece entitled, "An Open Letter To Ta-Nehisi Coates And The Liberals Who Love Him." Johnson's essay offers those of us interested in the problem of white supremacy and the question of economic class the chance to tease out how, and where, these two problems intersect. In Johnson's rendition, racism, in and of itself, holds limited...
  • Porn Actress Drops Suit Against TV's Josh Duggar

    02/08/2016 11:13:56 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    A San Diego porn actress has dropped her $500,000 assault lawsuit against reality TV personality Josh Duggar amid evidence that her claims were fabricated. Duggar's lawyer calls the accusations in Ashley Stamm-Northup's lawsuit "entirely fictitious." SNIP Evidence shows Duggar wasn't in Philadelphia at the time. SNIP
  • 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 · 67 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 · 21 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 · 27 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 · 57 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,...