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  • Trump’s steel tariffs are hated by almost every US Industry

    03/08/2018 4:00:58 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 98 replies
    MSN/Vox ^ | 3-8-2018 | Alexia Fernández Campbell
    Business leaders from nearly every American industry are furious with President Trump right now. They’ve been pressuring his administration to back off from its plan to add steep tariffs on importedsteel and aluminum, which are used to make everything from cars to boats and even soup cans. But the president has waved off their concerns. On Thursday afternoon, Trump is expected to sign an order directing the Commerce Department to add the 25 percent levy on steel and the 10 percent levy on aluminum. He did say, however, that his administration will exempt Canada and Mexico from the tariffs for...
  • ‘Suddenly there is a Confederate flag flying’ in Seattle’s Greenwood area (Norwegian Flag)

    02/22/2018 10:01:04 AM PST · by llevrok · 121 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 2/22/2018 | Erik Lacitis
    A story about the times we live in, and assumptions we can make in our current political climate. The news tip a few days ago said: “Hi. Suddenly there is a Confederate flag flying in front of a house in my Greenwood neighborhood. It is at the north-east corner of 92nd and Palatine, just a block west of 92nd and Greenwood Ave N. I would love to know what this ‘means’ … but of course don’t want to knock on their door. Maybe others in the area are flying the flag? Maybe it’s a story? Thank you.” It was from...
  • We Wake Up Every Morning and Face a Mountain of Ignorance

    12/15/2017 12:29:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush ^ | October 15, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The first thing I do when I roll out of bed, literally the first thing I do, I grab my iPhone. I have a whole system of programs set up that informs me of things I’m interested in that happened overnight, after I went to bed or even before I went to bed that I didn’t know about. And today the first couple things I saw almost made me want to put up my hands in frustration and say, “Just what the hell are we doing? What is the point?” And it was the fact that two late-night comedy...
  • Mom With MS Finds Nasty Note After Parking In Handicapped Spot

    11/16/2017 6:11:20 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 126 replies
    Illinois Patch ^ | Nov 15, 2017 | Shannon Antinori
    Mom With MS Finds Nasty Note After Parking In Handicapped Spot By Shannon Antinori, Patch National Staff | Nov 15, 2017 Updated Nov 15, 2017 "You need to think twice before judging someone," the Plainfield mom said. " You have no idea what they've been through." By Shannon Antinori, Patch National Staff | Nov 15, 2017 2:22 pm ET | Updated Nov 15, 2017 11:50 pm ET PLAINFIELD, IL — From all outward appearances, Michele Clarke, 39, looks young and healthy. But 16 years ago, the Plainfield mom was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Since then she has had to battle...
  • Puritans' 'luxury items' unearthed in Boston

    11/15/2017 10:56:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2017 | James Rogers
    Archaeologists in Boston have unearthed surprising luxury items from the 17th century, shedding new light on the lives of Puritans in the city. Items found include an extravagant fragment of 17th-century Venetian glassware and part of an Italian plate decorated with a flower that dates from around 1630, which may be the oldest piece of European ceramic ever found in Boston. “The items are significant because we rarely see them, archaeologically,” Joe Bagley, city archaeologist for Boston’s Landmarks Commission, told Fox News via email. “Also, Puritan Boston is often seen as an extremely conservative, reserved, and religious location in the...
  • POLL: Millennials would prefer to live in a socialist country

    11/03/2017 10:40:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | November 3, 2017 | Nikita Vladimirov
    More than four-in-ten U.S. millennials would prefer to live under socialism than capitalism, according to a new survey by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. When given the choice to pick a preferred system of government, 44 percent of millennials responded that they would rather live in a socialist country while another seven percent opted for a communist state. Capitalism, on the other hand, was preferred by 42 percent of millennial respondents, with the remaining 14 percent split evenly between fascism and communism.
  • Pittsburgh Art Commission votes to recommend removal of Stephen Foster statue

    10/26/2017 4:33:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    WTAE ^ | October 25, 2017
    PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Art Commission voted Wednesday to recommend the Stephen Foster statue in Oakland be removed. The recommendation is that the statue is removed from the public and placed in a place in private and "properly contextualized." The Pittsburgh Art Commission will recommend removal of the statue within six months. Foster, a Pittsburgh native who died in 1864, is famous for classic songs including “Oh! Susanna” and “Camptown Races.” Many of his songs were used in minstrel shows in which actors performed in blackface. The statue depicts Foster sitting above shoeless, banjo-playing “Uncle Ned,” a slave character from...
  • Hillary's Running Mate: Vegas Massacre Was Stopped Because The Shooter Didn't Have a Silencer

    10/04/2017 3:37:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 97 replies ^ | October 4, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Democrat Tim Kaine, who -- and people forget this -- is a member of the United States Senate who ran on Hillary Clinton's ticket last in fall's election (look it up!), weighed in on the gun control debate that is raging the aftermath of Sunday night's horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas.  In a very special attempt to link his opposition to a Republican proposal to ease federal restrictions on gun suppressors to the massacre, Kaine explained how he believes local authorities were able to put an end to the shooter's reign of terror.  Just so we're clear, this person...
  • Huffington Post Goes Mental and Equates Patriotism with White Supremacy and Ignorance

    09/29/2017 6:00:53 AM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    HuffPo has run a headline saying: “White Athletes Still Standing For The Anthem Are Standing For White Supremacy.” The writer, Jesse Benn goes on to explain that those white athletes who don’t join their teammates in “taking a knee” are not only advocates for White Supremacy, but that they are also “ignorant.” But here’s the deal, this is part of a larger goal to make patriotism unpopular and to love your country a sign of bigotry. Benn may not actually be aware that he is floating an agenda for the destruction of nation states, but then “useful idiots” are just...
  • 'Racist' Trump accused of creating hurricanes to kill blacks, Hispanics

    09/07/2017 6:21:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 9/7/2016 | Chelsea Schilling
    Leftists on social media are taking their intense hatred of Donald Trump to a whole new level, accusing the president of manufacturing hurricanes as part of a devious plot to wipe out Hispanic and black Americans. In a Sept. 4 Facebook post that’s now going viral, a user named Breanna Danielle leveled some serious and wild accusations against the president. She wrote: “So they say Hurricane Irma is headed for Miami. Did y’all realize 70% of Miami is Latino, Hispanic, or Cuban?? 44% of the Haitian population in the US resides in Miami. Miami is like Houston in which it...
  • Rare Human Genetic Disorder May Explain Why Dogs are Friendly

    07/20/2017 8:06:05 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 48 replies
    Inside Science ^ | 7/20/17 | Nala Rogers
    When it comes to sheer friendliness, few humans can match the average dog. But people with Williams syndrome may come close, their unusual genetics granting them a puppyish zeal for social interaction. Now, scientists have found that extreme friendliness in both species may share common genetic roots. A friendly condition Williams syndrome, also known as Williams-Beuren syndrome, occurs when people are missing of a chunk of DNA containing about 27 genes. The syndrome affects about one in 10,000 people, and it is associated with a suite of mental and physical traits, including bubbly, extroverted personalities, a broad forehead, full cheeks,...
  • Faecal bacteria 'in ice in Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero'

    06/28/2017 8:01:33 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies ^ | June 28, 2017 | BBC
    Ice from three of the UK's biggest coffee chains has been found to contain bacteria from faeces, according to a BBC investigation.
  • Drivers, Pay Attention

    05/21/2017 10:58:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 120 replies
    The Intelligencer (Wheeling News-Register) ^ | May 20, 2017 | Heather Ziegler
    Please stop, I silently beg the three drivers heading down the on ramp to Interstate 70 from Washington Avenue. I’m driving parallel to them at 55 mph with a line of traffic behind me. I have my turn signal on signifying that I’m getting off at the exit just west of that on ramp. I cannot slam on my brakes and stop on the highway to allow these drivers to merge into my lane. Yet they keep coming down the ramp toward me. Fear has crept into my throat and I cannot scream if I wanted to. Don’t they understand...
  • Jay Walking with Leno

    04/22/2017 1:29:22 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 13 replies
    video ^ | 4/22/2017 | self
    humorous but sad too!
  • Maxine Waters Brings Culture and Civility Back to Our Public Discourse

    02/22/2017 2:12:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush ^ | February 22, 2017 | Rushlimbaugh
    RUSH: So here’s Maxine Waters adding to the culture and the civility of our public discourse. I’m looking for the audio sound bite even now. Grab number 13 and number 14. This was last night on a cable network, and she was discussing Trump’s relationship with the Russians. You know, Trump worked with the Russians to steal the election, is what the Democrats think. You know why they think that? Because Trump cracked a joke. There were 33,000 missing Hillary emails. Nobody could find them. She claimed she deleted them. She handed over 30,000 to the State Department. They had...
  • (9th Circus) Court Says Californians Need (10 days) to Cool Off After Gun Buy

    02/16/2017 10:39:41 AM PST · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | February 14, 2017 | David Lombardo
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower-court decision that would have struck down a 10-day waiting period for certain firearm purchases. The lower-court decision would have allowed existing gun owners and people with concealed-weapons permits to immediately take possession of a lawfully purchased firearm. [Snip] 9th Circuit Judge Mary Schroeder ... said someone who already owns a hunting rifle may want to buy a larger-capacity weapon that will do more damage when fired into a crowd. "A 10-day cooling-off period would serve to discourage such conduct and would impose no serious burden on the core...
  • Roger Chesley: Not knowing history is truly American

    01/15/2017 6:46:19 PM PST · by Bogle · 15 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | January 11, 2017 | Roger Chesley
    By the time students enter college, they want to focus on their specific area of study or proposed career. Educators should dictate what’s best for the curriculum, not legislators.
  • Students rip down Shakespeare portrait at UPenn

    12/12/2016 9:54:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 120 replies ^ | 12-12-16 | Anthony Gockowski
    Students at the University of Pennsylvania removed a portrait of Shakespeare from a prominent location in the school’s English department after complaining that he did not represent a diverse range of writers. The Department had previously voted to remove the painting, so students took matters into their own hands, replacing the portrait with one of an African American writer and delivering Shakespeare to the Department Chair's office. Students at the University of Pennsylvania removed a portrait of Shakespeare from a prominent location in the school’s English department after complaining that he did not represent a diverse range of writers. In...
  • The Dehypnotizing has Begun

    11/05/2016 1:24:50 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    Scott Adams Blog ^ | 5 Nov. 2016 | Scott Adams
    I’m getting reports that people have successfully used my blog post that is designed to dehypnotize Clinton supporters. If you want to try it yourself, here are some tips for maximizing the effect. I engineered the dehypnosis blog post to convert about 20% of Clinton voters who are exposed to it. To maximize the effect, try to identify people who are most easily persuaded. Look for Clinton supporters with these characteristics: 1. Open-minded in general. 2. Under-informed about the election. 3. Plans to vote for Clinton because Trump is “unfit to be around the nuclear codes” or similar reasoning. My...
  • Most college students think America invented slavery, professor finds

    11/02/2016 2:31:13 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 33 replies
    College Fix ^ | 10/31/2016
    For 11 years, Professor Duke Pesta gave quizzes to his students at the beginning of the school year to test their knowledge on basic facts about American history and Western culture. The most surprising result from his 11-year experiment? Students’ overwhelming belief that slavery began in the United States and was almost exclusively an American phenomenon, he said. “Most of my students could not tell me anything meaningful about slavery outside of America,” Pesta told The College Fix. “They are convinced that slavery was an American problem that more or less ended with the Civil War, and they are very...