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  • Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin election laws

    07/29/2016 6:02:07 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 29 July, 2016 | By TODD RICHMOND
    MADISON, Wis. — A federal judge threw out multiple aspects of Wisconsin's voter ID law on Friday, leaving the law itself intact but ruling unconstitutional many restrictions on voting passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
  • Amber alert issued for 12-year-old believed to be in 'extreme danger'

    07/29/2016 5:01:53 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    WSB TV 2 ATLANTA ^ | 29 JULY 2016 | Tyisha Fernandes
    HALL COUNTY, Ga. — The Hall County Sheriff’s Office has issued an Amber Alert for a 12-year-old girl. Officers believe Brooklyn Smith may have been abducted and she is believed to be in extreme danger. Smith is a white female with brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans when she was last seen at 2945 Lullwater Trail in Gainesville around 2:18 a.m.
  • Little Girl Has Tea Party With Officer, 1 Year After he Saved Her Life

    07/29/2016 3:36:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 29, 2016 | JULY 29, 2016, BY NIKKI FERLAINO
    This is the cutest thing you'll see all day -- maybe even all week. A fully uniformed police officer sitting in a tiny chair, at a tiny table, with a tiny girl -- having a tea party. Corporal Patrick Ray, 30, saved 2-year-old Bexley's life a year ago when she choked on a coin at her home in Rowlett, Texas. "Her lips were completely blue," her mother, Tammy Norvell, 41, told CNN. She called 911, and Ray was there within minutes. "I could not believe how fast he got here," Norvell said. He was able to pry Bexley's mouth open...
  • FREEP This Poll: Currently, Trump 49%, Clinton 32%

    07/29/2016 3:32:40 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 51 replies
    BING ^ | July 29, 2016 | Unknown
    Now that Democratic and Republican conventions are over, who will you vote for? Vote here!
  • Trump to Pence: “Leave Hillary to Me”

    07/29/2016 2:22:41 PM PDT · by Signalman · 52 replies
    Ed Klein ^ | 7/26/2016 | Ed Klein
    Despite the rocky start to the Democratic National Convention, bookies are making the Hillary-Kaine ticket the odds-on favorite over the Trump-Pence ticket. But the smart money may be as wrong about the U.S. presidential election as it was about Britain’s referendum on the European Union, in which the bookies gave the Remain camp an 82 percent chance of victory. Mike Pence is a favorite among evangelicals and other conservatives, and he can do Trump a world of good in turning out the Republican base on Election Day. Still, when Trump approached Pence about becoming his running mate, the Indiana governor...
  • Next Up?---My Bet: Massive Voter Fraud

    07/29/2016 12:42:33 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 94 replies
    Vanity | 7/29/16
    We all know "She" can't win on the issues. I'm wondering if anyone has heard of any other efforts, in addition to True the Vote, that are involved in monitoring the ballot boxes. For me, in the short run, I will reach out to True the Vote to see what I can do in my state. The most evil aspect of this whole thing are the 'Motor Voter' laws that completely circumvent the requirement for citizenship in order to obtain a driver's license, which then register you to vote at the same time. For example: Washington State: Note the verbiage...
  • Two people suspected of terrorism links arrested in southern France, conductor announces

    07/29/2016 12:10:34 PM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 29, 2016 | Ingrid Melander, Bate Felix, Kevin Liffey and Alexander Smith
    Here is a partial screen grab of a Bing news listing on terrorism: Two people suspected of terrorism links arrested in southern France, conductor announces Two people on a high-speed train in southern France were questioned by armed police officers after railway officials raised concerns about suspicious behavior, but the pair were not detained, a local administrator said on Friday.
  • ISIS Priest-Killer worked Full-Time as baggage handler -easily passed security checks (TR)

    07/29/2016 11:47:32 AM PDT · by wtd · 8 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | July 29, 2016 | Tara West
    ISIS Priest-Killer worked Full-Time as baggage handler in French airport, easily passed security checks One of the ISIS soldiers who slit Father Jacques Hamel’s throat during mass in Normandy had reportedly also worked full-time as a baggage handler at a nearby French airport. Abdelmalik Petitjean was one of the two Islamic State attackers who killed the priest before using nuns as human shields in a bid to flee police. Petitjean had pledged allegiance to ISIS and was seen on video declaring his place as a soldier for the terrorist group. However, despite his connections to the extremists, the young...
  • Hilarious edited Version of BILL CLINTON FALLING ASLEEP

    07/29/2016 11:26:16 AM PDT · by KMG365 · 11 replies
    bill Clinton sleeps to his wife's specch
  • Pathetic "Hillary in the White House" Music Video.

    07/29/2016 7:06:39 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 10 replies
    Here's another big budget music video for Hillary, albeit it's an old one. The people around her are obviously morons. Trump would never in a million years allow this kind of rubbish. Here's another example of the vast schism in this country these days. One gets the idea that people voting for her are completely out of touch with reality. The best thing about the video is the dog with the sunglasses.
  • LGBT groups celebrate withering religious liberty in Philadelphia

    07/28/2016 8:43:01 PM PDT · by massmike · 8 replies ^ | 07/28/2016 | Jamie Dean
    The gay rights group Equality Forum is holding its annual meeting in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention, and the mood is celebratory: Attendees lined up to meet James Obergefell, the plaintiff in the Supreme Court decision that legalized gay marriage. Activists and attorneys discussed the windfall of victories they’ve won over the last few years, culminating in the gay marriage decision last summer. But they also made one thing clear: They’re not done yet. Janson Wu, executive director of GLAAD, talked about pushing for requiring public schools to include gay history in curriculum, and requiring schools to include gay...
  • Clinton still doesn’t have a simple message for her candidacy

    07/28/2016 1:33:08 PM PDT · by Signalman · 66 replies
    McClatcheyDC ^ | 7/28/2016 | DAVID GOLDSTEIN AND ANITA KUMAR
    PHILADELPHIA For Hillary Clinton, finding thousands of words for her speech Thursday accepting the Democratic presidential nomination will be easy. Distilling her campaign to a simple few will be harder. Think of Ronald Reagan boiling down his 1980 campaign to the powerful message, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” Or Bill Clinton’s three main points in 1992: “The economy, stupid”; change vs. more of the same. Or Barack Obama’s in 2008: hope and change. Yet today, after more than a year of campaigning, has Hillary Clinton been unable to craft a clear, cogent message – just...
  • Warren: If Trump Would Just Disappear, ‘I’d Be The Happiest Girl On The Face Of This Earth’

    07/28/2016 9:27:07 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 113 replies ^ | 07/28/2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC at the Democratic National convention in Philadelphia, PA, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said if Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “would just disappear” and “take down his Twitter account, drop out of the race,” she would “be the happiest girl on the face of this earth.”
  • WHAT IF....

    07/28/2016 7:38:27 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 9 replies
  • Apollo Astronaut Study Reveals Greater Heart Risk for Deep-Space Travelers

    07/28/2016 7:21:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies ^ | July 28, 2016 09:02am ET | Sarah Lewin, Staff Writer |
    ASA astronauts on the Apollo missions to the moon, flown in the 1960s and 1970s, are the only humans to have flown beyond the protective magnetic shielding of Earth — and a new study shows that exposure to deep-space radiation may have taken a toll on their hearts. The research compared Apollo astronauts' fates with those of unflown astronauts — who never made it into space — and those who lingered in low-Earth orbit, and found an increased level of death from cardiovascular problems in the deep-space adventurers. In a study with mice, the researchers also found a long-term effect...
  • Does anyone know why the Dems get their convention after the RNC? VANITY question

    07/28/2016 4:54:45 AM PDT · by kyperman · 24 replies
    I was wondering if the DNC always has their convention after the RNC. It seems to me that they should alternate, maybe they do, but I dont recall. If they do always have it after the RNC, that seems unfair, people always remember the last convention more than the first, plus then the speakers at the DNC can respond to what the RNC speakers said. Everyone wants the last word, why should they get it all the time.
  • After Countless People Ignored Her, 1 Gentleman Rescued This Mom and Her 4 Kids

    07/27/2016 5:49:27 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 78 replies
    POPSUGAR ^ | July 27, 2016 | LAUREN LEVY
    After Tawny Nelson's car broke down at night in the pouring rain with her four young daughters crying in the back, countless people just drove by as she begged for help. *snip* At that moment, a 74-year-old man with a bad limp knocked on the window. He handed her a plate of food and bottles of water for her family and let her know that a tow truck was on its way and that his wife was going to drive them home. The next day, the gentleman returned to her house with a mechanic and they made multiple repairs to...
  • VIDEO: Brutal Parody of "The Young Turks". Evisceration of those liberal scumbags

    07/27/2016 4:08:51 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 23 replies ^ | 07/27/2016 | Steven Crowder
    NSFW warning. Usually I try to keep it civil. But these guys have literally slandered every single person involved in the video. They've earned this, they deserve this, and I've delivered this.
  • Austin man charged with hammering turtle to death told police it was self-defense

    07/27/2016 3:38:44 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 26 July, 2016 | Tom Steele
    An Austin man who is accused of beating a turtle to death with a hammer told authorities he was acting in self-defense, his arrest-warrant affidavit says. Terry Washington, 55, told police that the turtle lunged at him and repeatedly tried to bite him after it had been hooked on a fishing line on the edge of Lady Bird Lake, KVUE-TV reports. According to the affidavit, he said he killed the turtle in self-defense and in order to get the fishing hook back, then dragged it under a bridge to get it out of the view of passers-by. The June 21...
  • What Will Stop A Future Tyrannical Administration From Using Trumps Wall To Keep Us In?

    07/27/2016 3:21:14 PM PDT · by OneVike · 143 replies
    7/27/2016 | OneVike
    So, Trump is the candidate. Unlike Ted Cruz, a man I supported and still respect, I do endorse The Donald for President of These Unites States. That being said, I always look at who runs for office in a futuristic way. What I mean is, what will our future be like if said politician got what he wants when elected. It's an easy question that I have yet to hear anyone ask, or answer. What if Donald Trump does build the wall and it works so well that the only way in, or out of America is through Trump Wall?...
  • Poop-Themed Cafe Serves Desserts That Look Like Crap

    07/27/2016 12:44:48 PM PDT · by workerbee · 39 replies
    Eater ^ | 7/25/16 | Whitney Filloon
    Get ready, Toronto A "toilet-themed dessert bar" is headed to Canada. The aptly named Poop Café Dessert Bar is slated to open in mid-August in Toronto's Koreatown, according to the Toronto Star. Menu items will include chocolate soft-serve, pudding, and traditional Asian desserts like patbingsoo (shaved ice with red beans and various other toppings). Per the Star, "All of the poo-ticular items available at the café will be brown, formed like a stool and served in toilet-shaped dishes." What a world. Owner Lien Nguyen says she's "trying to make poop cute," as evidenced by the restaurant's poo-themed murals accompanied with...
  • Donald Trump Steals Clinton's DNC Thunder - Full Press Conference 7/27/16 (Trump is brilliant)

    07/27/2016 11:57:45 AM PDT · by Signalman · 38 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/27/2016 | RSB
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016:Full replay of Donald Trump's remarks at a press conference in Doral, FL at the Crystal Ballroom at Trump National Doral.
  • Whites ordered to the back of black DNC protest march

    07/27/2016 11:10:48 AM PDT · by metmom · 17 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 27, 2016
    Video only. Not text.
  • Trump Torches Hillary in Early Morning Twitter Storm

    07/27/2016 8:59:12 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 10 replies ^ | 7/27/2016 | Mark Swanson
    (Tweets at link) Donald Trump took to Twitter to blast Hillary Clinton again, this time in a wide-ranging volley that included criticizing her for immigration, the TPP and the convention. It's the second consecutive morning Trump has taken to the social media site to flog Clinton, perhaps in an attempt to take back the storylines coming out of the Democratic National Convention. Trump started in on Clinton with the Trans Pacific Partnership at roughly 5 a.m. on Wednesday.
  • Somalia: Muslims murder at least 13 people with jihad car bomb attack near Mogadishu airport

    07/27/2016 8:17:28 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 15 replies ^ | 07/27/2016 | Robert Spencer
    The jihad is truly global, and more aggressive than ever. The jihad group al-Shabaab has claimed this one: “The two explosions were carried out by two courageous Mujahideen suicide bombers who targeted two places where the alleged peacekeeping troops are based.” Authorities will no doubt be searching for motive. At least thirteen people were killed in the double car bomb attacks targeting security forces near the Mogadishu airport on Tuesday morning. Gunfire followed the attack which has been claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants. Security forces stopped the shooters in the United Nations premises which also hosts African Union Mission...
  • Trump left out of Google search for presidential candidates

    07/27/2016 6:55:38 AM PDT · by Puppage · 23 replies
    WTNH Television ^ | 07/27/2016 | Puppage
    COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Need to know who’s running for President of the United States? Don’t Google it. Searching for ‘presidential candidates’ brings up a handy guide above all of the other search results with pictures of candidates with active campaigns. Clicking on a picture brings up searches for the candidates. The only problem is that Republican candidate Donald Trump isn’t included. Neither is Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson. Results are shown for Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. As of 5am Wednesday, the results are unchanged.
  • Flash Mob Robbery Caught On Video In Roslindale Store

    07/26/2016 10:12:25 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 51 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 07/26/2016 | Unattributed
    Flash mobs are usually fun, especially for those who don’t see it coming. Unfortunately for Gloria Mantas, she became the victim of a flash mob robbery over the weekend. Mantas was working at her convenience store gas station on Washington Street early Sunday morning when about 25 teenagers suddenly came in at once just after midnight. They started grabbing drinks, candy, ice cream and anything they could get their hands on. Then, in less than a minute, they all left at once – without paying for anything.
  • Court rules 'upskirting' is LEGAL in public places in Georgia

    07/25/2016 6:07:05 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 45 replies
    DailyMail Online ^ | July 25, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    Georgia has ruled that 'upskirting' is legal after a grocery store employee caught taking video up a woman's skirt had his conviction overruled. Publix employee Brandon Lee Gary was caught on surveillance footage using his cellphone to record up a customer's skirt as she browsed the aisles. [snip] in court his lawyers argued that under the exact wording of the Invasion of Privacy Act, the woman was in a public grocery store and so was not entitled to a reasonable expectation of privacy - even though the parts of her being filmed were covered by a skirt.
  • admitting Trump surge in polls, using for fundraising.

    07/25/2016 4:04:07 PM PDT · by RainMan · 21 replies Email DL | 7/25/16 | Matt Blizek
    I somehow got on the mailing list, and every once in a while get a jewel in my inbox (junk folder) from them. Here is todays email. BREAKING: Trump surges in the polls Support for Donald Trump has SURGED following the Republican convention, with the last four public polls showing the Republican presidential nominee defeating Hillary Clinton. Dear MoveOn member, Support for Donald Trump has SURGED following the Republican convention, with four of the most recent public polls showing the Republican presidential nominee defeating Hillary Clinton by an average of two to three points.1 And former New York Times...
  • Dem Senator 'Ignore the Content and look into the Russian Hack'

    07/25/2016 3:38:05 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 50 replies
    7/25/16 | Originalbuckeye
    I believe it was Dem Senator Murphy, from Connecticut, that just told Bret Baier to ignore the content of the emails and look into the Russian hack.
  • Bernie Sanders supporters chant 'HELL NO DNC, WE WON'T VOTE FOR HILLARY!' in Philadelphia (0:27)

    07/25/2016 11:06:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07/25/2016 | High Energy
    Bernie Sanders supporters chant 'HELL NO DNC, WE WON'T VOTE FOR HILLARY!' in Philadelphia (0:27) Bernie Sanders supporters marching in Philadelphia, home of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and chanting anti-Hillary chants after Wikileaks revealed the DNC's corruption towards Sanders' campaign.
  • FBI move in on Hillary leaks: Agents probe who hacked Democratic emails (truncated)

    07/25/2016 10:01:20 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 53 replies ^ | 07/25/2016 | Associated Press
    Donald Trump on Monday dismissed as a 'joke' claims by Hillary Clinton's campaign that Russia is trying to help Trump by leaking thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee. 'The new joke in town is that Russia leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails, which should have never been written (stupid), because Putin likes me,' Trump wrote as part of a series of Tweets. 'Hillary was involved in the e-mail scandal because she is the only one with judgement (sic) so bad that such a thing could have happened.' The hacking enraged die-hard Sanders supporters who have long claimed that the...
  • Wasserman Schultz Gets Drowned Out With Jeers at Convention Opening Breakfast

    07/25/2016 9:41:36 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 14 replies ^ | 07/25/2016 | n/a ~ Video only ~ 6:17 DWS is hard to watch, but this was fun. Watching that imbecile squirm made my day!
  • Germany: Muslim bomber carried powerful explosives, authorities say no evidence of “extremism”

    07/25/2016 6:54:28 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 43 replies ^ | 07/24/2016 | Robert Spencer
    “An explosion outside a bar in the southern German city of Ansbach, Bavaria, has left at least one person dead and 12 others injured. A large-scale investigation has been launched into what is believed to have been a “deliberate” act. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees will reveal why the suspect’s asylum application had previously been rejected later in the day Herrmann noted that those who are “seeking protection in Germany, must show full respect for the German legal system and the German population.” “The minister added that the attack demonstrated the need “to strengthen controls on those we...
  • Rep. Marcia Fudge named Permanent Chair of 2016 Democratic National Convention

    07/25/2016 2:33:21 AM PDT · by fella · 49 replies ^ | 24 July 2016 | Robin Goist
    Rep. Marcia Fudge named Permanent Chair of 2016 Democratic National Convention
  • Anne Marie Waters/ SHARIA WATCH: An Appeal for Two Minutes of Your Time

    07/24/2016 7:29:19 PM PDT · by wtd · 8 replies
    Gates of Vienna Blog ^ | July 24, 2016 | Anne Marie Waters, Baron Bodissey
    Anne Marie Waters: An Appeal for Two Minutes of Your TimePosted on July 24, 2016 by Baron Bodissey Anne Marie Waters of Sharia Watch is writing a book, but she’s having trouble finding a publisher — no surprise there! However, Here’s her appeal, as posted on her website: An appeal for two minutes of your time by Anne Marie Waters I’ve been writing a book for a while. I have been to countless publishers. Those who replied told me how good it was, but… Not one will print it. I know why. I’ll explain. image of book cover ['Beyond...
  • What a Difference a Week Makes and the Unsung HERO of the RNC (vanity)

    07/24/2016 5:12:25 PM PDT · by BobL · 29 replies
    07/24/2016 | BobL (self)
    Just over a week ago, as the Rules Committee was meeting prior to the Republican National Convention, the last chance for the GOPe to stop Trump came and went. The goal of the NeverTrumpers was to get Trump off the ticket, and by any means. What happened next, with Trump gone, was of no concern to them, for they feared Trump more than they feared Hillary or any other Democrat. And that is nothing new - to them the Democrats are like opponents in football, they mean well, they're just on the other side (perhaps misguided a bit politically). They...
  • Elizabeth Warren: 'We will never build Donald Trump's stupid wall'

    07/24/2016 3:09:14 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 64 replies
    Orlando Weekly ^ | Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 5:10 PM | Monivette Cordeiro
    For U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, there aren't enough characters on Twitter to describe Republican nominee Donald Trump, so instead she took to the stage at the National Council of La Raza conference in Orlando, unleashing a burning indictment of the businessman to about 300 people. Calling Trump a "loud-mouthed fraud," "thin-skinned" and "a man with cash in his hand and hate in his heart," Warren says presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine must be the next president and vice president respectively. "Trump will never be president of the United States," she says to the cheering...
  • Secretary Hillary Clinton -VS- FBI Director James Comey (video)…

    07/24/2016 2:34:04 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 11 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | July 6, 2016 | sundance
    A comparison video between Secretary Hillary Clinton and FBI Director James Comey contrasting the Clinton Message and Comey investigative outcome of Clinton’s private email use...
  • Dancing Mouse & Forever

    07/24/2016 1:23:16 PM PDT · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 7/24/2016 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Animated, mouse in this video is a desert, big eared, Jerboa mouse of Mongolia and more.
  • Assistant Field Campaign Director - Beat Trump! (job listing on Craigslist)

    07/24/2016 1:09:36 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 14 replies ^ | 7/23/2016 | Grassroots Campaigns
    Donald Trump has built his candidacy upon his appeal to and encouragement of every kind of bigotry. He has categorized millions of Latinx people as “criminals,” called women “dogs” and “pigs,” and promised to ban Muslims - a diverse population over 1 billion strong - from entering the U.S. His words are entrenched in racism, sexism, and xenophobia, and they have incited violence against women and people of color at his rallies and throughout our nation. Furthermore, Trump’s running mate, Governor Michael Pence, has opposed and decried legislative decisions that prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace, military, and...
  • Trump Talks Like a Third Grader [Trait of great minds]

    07/24/2016 7:47:21 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/13/2015 | Jack Shafer
    Donald Trump isn’t a simpleton, he just talks like one. If you were to market Donald Trump’s vocabulary as a toy, it would resemble a small box of Lincoln Logs. Trump resists multisyllabic words and complex, writerly sentence constructions when speaking extemporaneously in a debate, at a news conference or in an interview. He prefers to link short, blocky words into other short, blocky words to create short, blocky sentences that he then stacks into short, blocky paragraphs.
  • A few words to National Review and the Weekly Standard (vanity)

    07/24/2016 6:51:49 AM PDT · by BobL · 12 replies
    (self) | 07/24/2016 | BobL (self)
    Yes, we will likely survive 8 years of President Obama, but the country does have a BREAKING POINT. And we are there. Losing one more election tips the Supreme Court into Democrat hands (along with what’s left on our side on the lower courts). At that point our side will simply have NO RECOURSE to stop Hillary. Congress has already been reduced to an ‘advisory’ role by Obama - he considers the laws passed by Congress to be suggestions, open to his interpretations, with his right to enforce, re-write, or ignore as he wishes. With the courts in their hands,...
  • E-Mail I Received from Donald J. Trump (Vanity)

    07/24/2016 6:02:40 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 12 replies
    My E-mail ^ | 7-24-16 | IT Staff of Donald J. Trump
    Diana, I have a message for Obama, Hillary, and their cronies who have hijacked our country: “Diana and I are coming for you. We are going to take our country back. We are going to topple the rigged system. ...And we are going to Make America Great Again!” Diana, now that I am officially your nominee for president of the United States, will you make a generous contribution to join me in the fight to win back our country? [SNIP] Contribution links... [SNIP] To see what’s happening to the greatest country on God’s green earth sickens me. I couldn’t stand...
  • From spouse to senator: the evolution of Hillary Clinton, politician

    07/23/2016 5:56:38 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 23 July 2016 | Karen Tumulty
    On Feb. 22, 1999, the country’s attention was riveted on the U.S. Capitol. For only the second time in U.S. history, the Senate was set to vote on whether to remove an impeached president from office.
  • AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

    07/23/2016 1:54:38 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 47 replies
    AP ^ | 23 July 2016 | By LISA MARIE PANE and RYAN J. FOLEY
    Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
  • An exceptional man: Vietnamese man adopts unwanted children to save them from abortion

    07/23/2016 1:49:37 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    Life Site ^ | 6/11/16 | Jonathon Van Maren
    Tong Phuoc Phuc is an exceptional man, with an exceptional way of dealing with the rampant abortion rate in Vietnam: He adopts the unwanted children. Over fifty of them so far, to be exact. In Vietnam, abortion is common and practiced at nearly every hospital. Faced with often crippling poverty, women often choose abortion—over 114,000 of them every single year. Faced with the reality that many of these women do not know where to turn and a severe shortage of shelters for pregnant women, Phuc has opened the doors of his home to any mother who needs care and needs...
  • Vanity - How best to put tv / internet into a very rural vacation home for only occasional use?

    07/23/2016 1:25:01 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 80 replies
    FreepWorld ^ | 7/23/16 | Me
    What is the cheapest way to get decent "cable" tv and Internet service in a very rural place, when you only need it a few times a year when there? Has a FReeper solved this problem already? The people going up there will be elderly and/or not at all techie. They just want to turn on a tv and see the regular typical cable channels and they want to surf the web in normal ways as well as use texting etc. The home might be used less than once a month, or even just a few times a year. It...
  • Terror Shooting at Munich Mall, Site Where Israeli Athletes Were Murdered in Olympic Village

    07/23/2016 12:50:40 PM PDT · by wtd · 10 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | July 23, 2016 | Hana Levi Julian
    Terror Shooting at Munich Mall, Site Where Israeli Athletes Were Murdered in Olympic Village At least nine people died Friday night, among them a 15-year-old girl, in a terror attack at the Olympia Shopping Mall, built on the site of the Olympic village where 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by Arab terrorists in 1972. The Arab Black September terrorist group took the Israeli athletes hostage and murdered them during the 1972 Olympic Games held at the Olympic Stadium next door to the mall where three shooters with “long-barreled rifles” opened fire at shoppers and employees. [snip] At least some parts...
  • America deserves Trump

    07/23/2016 11:34:41 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 37 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 23, 2016 | Candice Malcolm
    In a democracy, the people get the government they deserve. And in America, they deserve Donald Trump. The old adage comes from Alexis de Tocqueville, a French historian and writer who studied early American democracy. Tocqueville’s book, Democracy in America, examined how and why the political system worked so well in the U.S., whereas it tended towards corruption and abuse in much of Europe. Tocqueville admired democracy in America, which was built upon strong traditions of individual liberty, religious freedoms and tight-knit communities. If you landed in the U.S. in the 1830s, you would have been more impressed by the...