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  • Open Question: Has Drudge Flipped?

    11/16/2017 2:38:29 AM PST · by EliRoom8 · 50 replies
    November 16 | Self
    Throughout the "brouhah" over the Alabama senate race, Drudge has chosen the most unflattering pictures (the gun photo) of Moore and trumpeted the most scurrilous accusations of him to highlight. He is pounding away at him relentlessly.
  • Black Lives Matter PA Activist Asa Khalif Arrested

    11/15/2017 8:32:52 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | November 13, 2017 | David Chang
    Black Lives Matter Pennsylvania activist Asa Khalif was arrested Monday after he broke a window during a protest at the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office in Philadelphia. Khalif, 47, and another protester showed up at the office on S. 12th Street unannounced Monday morning and demanded answers regarding Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s open investigation of the deadly police shooting of David Jones, Shapiro's spokesperson Joe Grace told NBC10.
  • Global climate action must be gender equal

    11/15/2017 7:17:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 15, 2017 | by Hilda Heine
    Women bear the heaviest brunt of global warming, and are less empowered to contribute to solutions. A new action plan agreed at the Bonn climate talks aims to reverse this inequality. The women of the Marshall Islands and the Pacific have been fighting colonialism and injustice for a long time. They bore the brunt of the long term effects of nuclear testing, and women leaders like Lijon Eknilang and Darlene Keju-Johnson brought these issues to the international stage. For women, fighting for justice – including climate justice – can be downright dangerous. Last year was one of the deadliest for...
  • Hate crimes rose for 2nd year in a row in 2016, FBI reports

    11/14/2017 5:46:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 13, 2017 8:35 PM EST | Sadie Gurman
    Hate crimes rose for the second straight year in 2016, with increases in attacks motivated by bias against blacks, Jews, Muslims and LGBT people, according to FBI statistics released Monday. There were more than 6,100 hate crimes last year, up about 5 percent over the previous year. In 2015 and 2016, that number was driven by crimes against people because of their race or ethnicity. More than half the 4,229 racially motivated crimes were against black people, while 20 percent were against whites, the report shows. And Jews were targeted in more than half the 1,538 crimes that were motivated...
  • Sharpton: “Outlaw Semi-Automatic Weapons”

    11/12/2017 6:46:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    One of the obstacles to rational discussion of guns in America is the profound ignorance about guns on the part of many pushing for tighter controls. Take Al Sharpton on his MSNBC show this morning. Debating the subject with Liberty University Professor Daniel Howell in the context of the Sutherland Springs church massacre, Sharpton decried the availability of automatic and “semi-automatic weapons.” A bit later, Sharpton suggested that “we should outlaw automatic weapons, semi-automatic weapons.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Austin mayor boycotting Veterans Day Parade where Confederate flags will fly

    11/09/2017 4:08:56 PM PST · by bgill · 34 replies
    kxan ^ | Nov. 9, 2017 | Jacqulyn Powell
    Austin Mayor Steve Adler announced he will not participate in this year’s Veterans Day Parade, held Saturday on Congress Avenue, because some groups signed up to march will be carrying the Confederate flag. “Veterans Day should only be about honoring United States Military Veterans,” Adler said in a statement Thursday morning. “Symbols of racism, Civil War secession, and white supremacy should not be forgotten or erased, but they need to be remembered and studied in museums and classrooms not cheered and applauded in parades.”
  • UN labor agency shelves decision to end Big Tobacco ties

    11/09/2017 8:48:39 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 9, 2017 10:28 AM EST
    In an embarrassing mixup, the U.N. labor agency says it has shelved a decision on ending its ties with Big Tobacco, correcting its own statement earlier Thursday indicating it would cut ties to an industry faulted for major health risks. International Labor Organization spokesman Hans von Rohland cited a mistake in which the “tripartite” U.N. agency — bringing together business, labor groups and governments — had previously said it would stop taking funds from the tobacco industry and end their public-private partnerships. “We sent you the wrong version of the decision taken by the ILO Governing Body on ILO cooperation...
  • German hospitals 'carrying out unnecessary operations'

    11/08/2017 4:10:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.08.2017 | Ben Knight
    German hospitals and doctors are potentially endangering their patients’ health by talking them into expensive treatments and unnecessary operations, according to a new study by the SOCIUM research center at Bremen University. The study, based on around 60 interviews with doctors and hospital directors across the country, found that Germany was struggling to cope with the more complex illnesses that come with an aging population. The researchers found that while the number of patients is increasing in the country, the length of hospital stays are shortening, as doctors have a financial incentive to admit more people to hospital, and staff...
  • Germany's top court tells lawmakers to recognize 'third gender'

    11/08/2017 3:58:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 8 November 2017 10:12 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Germany’s top court on Wednesday required parliament to legally recognize a “third gender” from birth, potentially making it the first European country to offer intersex people the option of identifying as neither male nor female. Current regulations on civil status are discriminatory against intersex people, the Federal Constitutional Court said, noting that the sexual identity of an individual is protected as a basic right. Legislators must by the end of 2018 pass a new regulation to offer a third gender option in birth registers, the court added, ruling in favour of an appeal brought by an intersex person. In the...
  • Paul McCartney: Trump's Refusal to Recognize Climate Change Is 'Madness'

    11/07/2017 7:51:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | November 6, 2017 | By Ryan Reed
    Paul McCartney criticized President Trump's lax attitude toward climate change in a new interview with the BBC. "You've got someone like Trump who says that it [climate change] is just a hoax," he said. "A lot of people like myself think that's just madness." "It's maybe a good time now to try and focus people's attention and say, 'Look, forget about [Trump] – we can do something,'" he said. "It's not the total solution, but it's part of the solution. A lot of people have been saying this for a long time but there's resistance."
  • Joy Reid claims NRA desires American ‘warlords,’ ‘private armies’ that kill at will

    11/06/2017 4:05:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    MSNBC’s Joy Reid told her fans Monday that the National Rifle Association has machinations of building an America where “packs of warlords” can kill at will. The host of “AM Joy” reacted to Sunday’s church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, by claiming NRA members — over 5 million Second Amendment advocates — seek the creation of “private armies” operating outside the rule of law. The comments came one day after 26-year-old Devin Kelley killed 26 churchgoers and wounded another 20 in a rampage reportedly linked to a domestic dispute. “Americans are living like packs of warlords, with heavily armed people...
  • Brazile: I Found 'No Evidence' That Dem Primaries Were 'Rigged'

    11/05/2017 4:11:51 PM PST · by Hadean · 74 replies
    MSN.com ^ | Nov. 5, 2017
    Donna Brazile, the former interim chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), on Sunday said she found no evidence “whatsoever” that the 2016 primary process was “rigged.” “I found no evidence, none whatsoever,” Brazile said on ABC News’ “This Week.” Brazile claimed the only thing she found “was this memorandum that prevented the DNC from running its own operation.” In a piece in Politico on Tuesday, Brazile accused Hillary Clinton’s campaign of exerting improper financial and decision-making control over the DNC before she won the party’s nomination. Asked on Sunday to comment on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) claim that the 2016 Democratic primary was rigged for Clinton,...
  • Papa John's CEO blames NFL protests for poor pizza sales

    11/01/2017 8:35:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    CBS ^ | Nov. 1, 2017 | cbs
    NEW YORK - Sales growth at Papa John's (PZZA) is slowing, and the pizza chain is blaming it on the outcry surrounding NFL players kneeling during the national anthem and falling NFL ratings. The company, which is a sponsor and advertiser of the NFL, said customers have a negative view of the chain's association with the NFL. The company also cut its earnings growth expectations for the year and Papa John's stock fell about 10 percent Wednesday. "NFL leadership has hurt Papa John's shareholders," said the chain's CEO, John Schnatter, in a call with analysts Wednesday. "This should have been...
  • Kathy Griffin Leaks TMZ Founder Harvey Levin’s Phone Number: He’s ‘In Bed’ With Trump

    10/29/2017 10:34:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 98 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | October 29, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Kathy Griffin attacked TMZ founder Harvey Levin and leaked his personal phone number in a video posted online Saturday, accusing the media personality of being “in bed” both with Hollywood figures and President Donald Trump. In the 17-minute video, titled “A Hell of a Story,” Griffin played a voicemail from Levin — long considered one of the most influential media personalities in Hollywood — in which his personal phone number could be heard. “So, that’s his number. I don’t have a minute to call him. Maybe you do,” Griffin says in the clip. TMZ was instrumental in breaking the news...
  • Hey CNN, You Should Probably Pull This Post About The Trump Dossier

    10/26/2017 2:40:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 26, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    CNN prides itself apparently in being a facts first organization. There’s that idiotic apple ad they’ve been running. This is what CNN’s Chris Cillizza wrote on October 19, which pretty much slams President Trump for suggesting that the FBI, the Democrats, and Russia might be conspirators with these files. It was in reaction to a tweet in which the president said, “Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th. Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?” He is suggesting that a dossier prepared by a former member of British intelligence...
  • Is oversaturation hurting (NFL) ratings?

    10/25/2017 6:44:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    Sports Business Daily ^ | October 23, 2017 | John Ourand
    As the NFL lurches toward another season of disappointing TV ratings, media executives once again are questioning whether there’s simply too much football. There seem to be dozens of reasons for the ratings downturn, from protests during the national anthem and the continued ratings strength of cable news networks to the concussion issue and weather-related problems. But one reason increasingly being discussed in media circles deals with NFL oversaturation, a topic that has irked network executives since the league launched NFL Network in 2003. So far this season, fans have been able to watch games on Thursday nights, Sunday mornings,...
  • If Trump Is Impeached or Convicted, the Russia Dossier Was Worth the Money, Ex-Clinton Spokesperson

    10/25/2017 9:25:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 25, 2017 | By Greg Price
    If it helps Special Counsel Robert Mueller bring down President Donald Trump, the Russian dossier that laid out allegations of misdeeds by the billionaire—including one particularly salacious claim that led to the document being nicknamed the “pee tape“ dossier—was well worth the money, according to Hillary Clinton’s former campaign press secretary. Brian Fallon, currently a CNN contributor and an adviser to the progressive group Priorities USA, spoke out on Twitter Tuesday night after The Washington Post reported that Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee had paid the firm Fusion GPS to do the opposition research on Trump that led...
  • Mexico employers federation pushes for higher minimum wage

    10/24/2017 10:52:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 24, 2017 4:48 PM EDT
    The push to raise Mexico’s low wages got some unusual champions Monday. The Mexican Employers’ Federation said the minimum wage should be raised 19 percent, to the equivalent of about $5 a day. And telecom magnate Carlos Slim, Mexico’s richest man, told a business conference that “what has to be done is to substantially increase people’s incomes.” He called for a larger, better-paid middle class to stimulate Mexico’s internal market. …
  • Jeff Flake Mourns: ‘Traditional Conservative’ That Values Immigration, Free Trade Can’t Win

    10/24/2017 5:55:15 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Oct 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) announced his decision to retire from the Senate rather than seek re-election in 2018, citing the new tone and political values that President Donald Trump brought to Washington, DC, as the reason. “When the next generation asks us, ‘Why didn’t you do something? Why didn’t you speak up?’ What are we going to say?” Flake said sorrowfully as he stood up in the Senate for his announcement. “Mr. President, I rise today to say, enough.” Flake said that he no longer could serve as a conservative in a party that no longer valued free trade or...
  • 15 Brooklyn public schools to offer all-veggie lunches on ‘Meatless Mondays’

    10/24/2017 5:07:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, October 23, 2017, 7:44 PM | Jillian Jorgensen
    Brooklyn school kids, meet Meatless Mondays. Fifteen public schools in the borough will ditch meat on their Monday menus starting this spring, Mayor de Blasio announced during a visit to P.S. 1 in Sunset Park. And what’s good for the students is good for the mayor, he said. “At Gracie Mansion, we are now going to be instituting Meatless Mondays as well — and that will be for our family meals and for the events we have at Gracie Mansion and when we have guests over for dinner,” de Blasio said. […] “I am very proud of all the students;...