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  • Massive Skunky Smelling Cloud Suddenly Appears Over Canada

    10/23/2018 1:03:30 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 17 replies
    October 23 2018 | Me .... ehhhhh?
    October 17th 2018 - Satellite photos have shown a widespread cloud of skunky smelling smoke appearing over all of Canada. Meteorologists and Canadian Officials are perplexed as to the cause of this sudden cloud of smoke, but have noted a correlation of runs for junk-food such as Doritos, Little Debbie's Cookies and Cakes, as well as Twinkies at local convenience stores all across the provinces. Developing: We'll have more on this story as soon as we can get our reporters to stop giddily laughing incoherently.
  • Keep on Truckin'

    10/10/2018 9:38:15 AM PDT · by Paladin2 · 2 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2018 after confirmation | Branco
  • Burning Man: Inside the world's WILDEST festival

    08/26/2018 10:15:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    dailystar.co.uk ^ | 8/25/2018 | Tom Fish
    Tens of thousands have gathered for the deranged nine-day festival of excess, which is unique among others in frowning at any hint of commercialism. Incredible photos show attendees donning outrageous Mad Max-style outfits, or even forgoing clothes at all, under the relentless sun. Some are seen traveling around the temporary city in post-apocalyptic "art cars" and bicycles. And the ritualistic burning of a giant human-shaped effigy is seen sending smoke and flames billowing into the empty skyline.
  • French police clash with eco-activists

    04/10/2018 12:42:49 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies
    French police battled Tuesday to evict anti-airport protesters and the creators of an alternative anti-capitalist settlement in western France during a second day of clashes. Some 2,500 officers raided the decade-old camp at Notre-Dame-des-Landes on Monday, destroying makeshift buildings topped with corrugated iron, a giant tent, a watchtower, and a sheep shed and cheese-making area. The assault in a wooded area near the city of Nantes has seen dozens of rounds of tear gas fired, as well as stun grenades,
  • 7 anti-war activists detained after vandalism on Kings Bay sub base

    04/06/2018 8:47:24 PM PDT · by BBell · 85 replies
    https://www.news4jax.com/ ^ | 4/5/18 | Elizabeth Campbell
    Kings Bay Plowshares protested nuclear weapons on submarine baseST. MARYS, Ga. - Seven members of a group called Kings Bay Plowshares were arrested Thursday after they slipped onto the Kings Bay Submarine Base and vandalized some signs, according to a base spokesman. A news release on the Kings Bay Plowshares Facebook page said the seven Catholic activists got onto the St. Marys base Wednesday night, carrying hammers and "baby bottles of their own blood." More Headlines 2 sailors die 4 days apart in same Kingsland home Retirement ceremony held for Coast Guard K-9 Navy sailor charged with sexual exploitation of...
  • Democrats hold double-digit lead for 2018 midterm elections

    03/18/2018 2:12:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 171 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 18, 2018 | Mark Murray
    Democrats enjoy a 10-point advantage over Republicans in congressional preference for the 2018 midterm elections, even as President Donald Trump's job approval rating has ticked up, the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds.
  • Jeffrey MacDonald Gets New Hearing in 'Fatal Vision' Murder Case

    09/16/2012 9:32:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 16, 2012 | David Zucchino
    This is the case that refuses to die. Forty-two years ago, the wife and daughters of a handsome young Green Beret doctor, Jeffrey MacDonald, were stabbed and bludgeoned to death at the family home in military housing at Ft. Bragg, N.C. MacDonald, now 68, is serving three life sentences for the crime, which spawned a bestselling book, "Fatal Vision," a hit TV miniseries and decades of speculation over whether MacDonald is a sadistic killer or a victim of injustice. In federal court Monday in Wilmington, N.C., the case will play out once again with all its lurid details — drug-crazed...
  • The Back to the Future Democrats: The party of Pelosi is trapped in identity politics

    02/02/2018 6:27:11 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 14 replies
    The Democrats are like characters in a Bill Murray movie. They keep reliving the same day, trapped in the rhythms and routines of campaign 2016. They persist in the rhetoric, tropes, gestures, figures, and policies that delivered the presidency, the Congress, and the bulk of statehouses and governor's mansions to the Republican Party. What they can't escape is identity politics—the slicing and dicing of the electorate by race, sex, orientation, gender identity, country of origin, dietary preference, what have you. Meanwhile President Trump has run off with the most saleable of the Democrats' old issues and the foundations of their...
  • Rocket Lab Reveals 'The Humanity Star,' a 'Disco Ball' Satellite Shining From Space

    01/24/2018 5:29:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    A commercial space company seeking to shine among the satellite launch industry has secretly sent its own "star" into orbit. Rocket Lab on Wednesday (Jan. 24) revealed to the world that "The Humanity Star" is circling Earth and is expected to become the brightest object in the night sky. Covered in 65 highly-reflective panels, the satellite is rapidly spinning, reflecting the sun's light back onto the planet, much in the same way that a disco ball casts light onto a dance floor. From the ground, the geodesic sphere-shaped satellite will appear as a bright, glinting star quickly traversing the night...
  • The Rule of Law Goes to Pot

    01/05/2018 5:32:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2017 | Erick Erickson
    We are supposedly a nation of laws, not men, but our lawmakers have ensured over the years that we are increasingly at the whim of men, elected or appointed, instead of the law. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has declared that he will reverse an Obama Administration position allowing states to decide on marijuana legalization. Now, local United States Attorneys will be empowered to decide. But neither the Obama Administration nor Jeff Sessions should do anything other than enforce the law, and federal law criminalizes marijuana. The solution here is not to ignore the federal law, but to repeal it. To...
  • Making Sense of the Sixties "documentary" [BARF alert]

    01/01/2018 11:30:04 AM PST · by otness_e · 28 replies
    Making Sense of the Sixties is a six part series analysing certain facets of the social and political upheaval of the 1960s and beyond in the United States. The series chronologically examines the cultural and political changes which shaped the era and left an indelible mark on later decades. From the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King; to the rapidly escalating atrocities in Vietnam; to the height of the Cold War and the Space Race, Making Sense of the Sixties weaves historical retrospect with the experiences of ordinary people to capture the mood and mindset...
  • How Aging Hippies’ Attacks on Families Created Entitled Younger Generations

    11/26/2017 10:29:54 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Nov 27, 2017 | Rachel Alexander
    Fewer Millennials and youth in Generation Z are moving out of their parents’ homes than in recent previous generations. For the first time in the modern era, more 18- to 34-year olds live with their parents than in any other type of arrangement. That percentage reached its lowest point 45 years ago. In 1960, 62 percent of the nation’s 18- to 34-year-olds were living with a spouse or partner in their own household, and only one-in-five were living with their parents. How did this happen? The younger generations are used to their parents providing them with iPhones and cars. They’re...
  • Charles Manson and the Weather Underground

    11/22/2017 5:16:16 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 30 replies
    Let’s not forget Bernardine Dohrn, Bill Ayers, and the Four-Finger Salute. Most articles on the death of madman Charles Manson opened by mentioning his role in the diabolical Tate-LaBianca murders. The AP story started this way: Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday after nearly a half-century in prison.… The Manson Family, as his followers were called, slaughtered five of its victims on Aug. 9, 1969, at Tate’s home:...
  • Now it’s a War on Pipelines

    09/23/2017 5:04:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    The radical environmentalist war on fossil fuels has opened a new front: a war on pipelines.For years, activists claimed the world was rapidly depleting its oil and natural gas supplies. The fracking revolution (horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing) obliterated that argument, by sending US oil and gas production to new heights. Indeed, record gas supplies and plummeting gas prices combined with the Obama EPA war on coal to shutter many coal-fired power plants.So the battle increasingly shifted to the far more emotional claim that continued reliance on fossil fuels (which provide over 80% of the US and global energy that...
  • California initiative would legalize psychedelic mushrooms

    08/30/2017 7:53:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 138 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/30/17 04:10 PM EDT | Reid Wilson
    California would become the first state in the nation to legalize psychedelic mushrooms if a long-shot ballot initiative passes muster with voters next year. The measure is backed by a legalization activist who says he kicked his heroin habit with the help of a mushroom trip in Death Valley. It would exempt Californians over the age of 21 from a state law that criminalizes mushrooms containing psilocybin, the compound that gives some mushrooms psychedelic properties. […] … California is one of eight states where voters have legalized marijuana for recreational use, and Saunders said legalizing psilocybin-bearing mushrooms is the logical...
  • Cannabis cotillion: Luxury cannabis brand Beboe debuts in S.F.

    07/07/2017 10:54:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 7, 2017 | Carolyne Zinko
    As canna-business strategist Elise McRoberts walked across an animal skin rug and into the living room of a Pacific Heights home for the recent San Francisco launch of Beboe, an upscale cannabis brand from Los Angeles, she assumed she would see the usual faces on the marijuana circuit — growers, dispensary owners and cannabis chefs. Instead, the party was a cross-pollination of the worlds of high society, Silicon Valley, politics, fashion and design: industrial designer Yves Béhar, former Mayor Willie Brown, who carried decriminalization bills in the state assembly in the 1970s, philanthropists Katie and Todd Traina, boutique owner Emily...
  • Rainbow Family members start gathering in Oregon

    06/23/2017 7:31:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    hosted2.ap.org ^ | 6/22/2017 | ANDREW SELSKY
    Concern is growing in a conservative, remote corner of Oregon as people start arriving in a national forest for a Rainbow Family of Living Light annual gathering, a counter-culture get-together expected to draw thousands. Officials with the Malheur National Forest said this week that around 600 Rainbow Family members are already camped at a gathering site near Flagtail Meadow and that between 10,000 and 30,000 are likely arriving by July 4, when the multi-day event peaks with a prayer for world peace. People with small children, those with disabilities and senior citizens were among those who wrote to the event's...
  • Motorcyclist detained for driving at protesters on SF street (He'll be called a white supremacist)

    06/21/2017 6:54:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 21, 2017 | Sarah Ravani and Filipa Ioannou
    San Francisco police detained a motorcyclist who they said drove his bike at a group of protesters demonstrating against the federal health care bill in an apparent attempt to hit them, according to witnesses as well as photographs and videos from the scene. A few dozen people were staging a “die-in” early Wednesday afternoon on Seventh Street near Mission Street when the man on a red motorcycle appeared, said one of the protesters, 43-year-old Tracey Brieger of Emeryville. She said the activists, some of whom held up posters that looked like tombstones to decry the Republican health care bill designed...
  • VANITY: Looking for info on Duluth Minnesota and Superior Wisconsin

    06/12/2017 10:57:50 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 26 replies
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    Hi all! Normally I don't post a Vanity like this unless its important and it may well be... I have been getting quite a bit of email from viewers of my blog who hail from the great lakes area of Duluth minnesota and Superior Wisconsin. The stories I've heard about this place is astounding. Besides being the birthplace of Lorenzo Music, the voice of Garfield the cat, its a cesspit of liberalism and socialism as well as teeming with racism and white supremacy. stories ranging from school kids dressed in black face make up to Antifa hooligans attacking bystanders for...
  • Anti-Trump energy flags during a second day of protests

    02/17/2017 2:21:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 17, 2017 | Gina Cherelus and Olga Grigoryants
    A second consecutive day of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump's month-old administration appeared to lose momentum on Friday, with rallies in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York attracting small yet enthusiastic crowds. Activists had called for a "general strike" a day after thousands of immigrants across the United States stayed home from work and school during "A Day Without Immigrants" to highlight the contributions of foreign-born workers to the American economy. Strike4Democracy, one of the groups organizing Friday's strike, said more than 100 public protests were expected around the country. In New York, more than 16,000 people responded to...