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  • Voting Thread: 2017 Today's Toons Favorites (Preliminary Round)

    01/01/2018 12:13:54 PM PST · by mystery-ak · 12 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | Jan. 1, 2018 | pookie18
    Here it is...the 9th annual Today's Toons favorites
  • UN Described Perfectly In A Single Picture

    01/01/2018 11:26:07 AM PST · by PJBankard · 19 replies
    Well, the picture speaks for itself.
  • BBC Pidgin Web Site

    01/01/2018 11:13:55 AM PST · by tje · 24 replies
    The BBC ^ | today | BBC
    This has to be seen to believed. If people are going to learn to read, they should choose a real one.
  • Scooter In Court Friday – Indicted As Ham Sandwich(Waco)

    01/01/2018 10:48:46 AM PST · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    Because it’s not all small stuff, as he has learned since his adventure on May 17, 2015, at a political meeting about legislative matters held at Twin Peaks Restaurant. Bergman has learned that his visits to the court require subpoenas to be issued and served upon witnesses – at $85 the copy. And then they postpone or cancel the hearing, which requires the same rigamarole – all over again – at the same price, no discounts available. The rules are the same as those in a knife fight. You just stand there and cut until the other guy runs out...
  • 2018 predictions you can be sure won’t happen

    01/01/2018 8:00:16 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 31, 2017 | Adam Brodsky
    Many events in 2017 couldn’t have been predicted, and that’ll certainly be the case in 2018. But you can be sure some things won’t happen next year. Here’s my annual list:  Harvey Weinstein will be chosen as the first male president of the National Organization for Women.  Twitter will become the go-to place to avoid angry, nasty comments.  Sen. Chuck Schumer will injure himself while running away from a TV camera.  New York commuters’ 2017 Summer of Hell will actually end in 2018.  Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will make up her mind about whether Bill Clinton should’ve resigned over sex-abuse allegations....
  • Huge blaze engulfs 1,600-capacity parking deck in Liverpool, UK

    01/01/2018 7:35:38 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    cnn ^ | 01/01/2018
    Firefighters arrived on scene at Kings Dock around 4.50 p.m. (11.50 a.m. ET) to tackle the blaze involving "a number of vehicles." "Initial investigations indicate that an accidental fire within a vehicle caused other cars to ignite," Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said in a statement. Authorities said that no one was believed to have been seriously injured. Some surrounding buildings were evacuated as a precautionary measure. ... On Monday morning, Merseyside Police said 21 fire engines were still battling the blaze, with the fire service adding that the fire is now contained to the car park. "All vehicles parked...
  • New Year's Fireworks in Hong KOng

    01/01/2018 6:07:00 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1-1-2018 | TVB (I think)
    I think the link is a copy of the raw feed from Hong Kong TV station TVB. No city on Earth anywhere does better fireworks than Hong Kong.These are well worth a watch! Roll up until you see the countdown start. Hong Kong Fireworks
  • Guten Rutsch!

    01/01/2018 4:04:22 AM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies
    If you’ve ever been in Germany between Christmas and New Year’s, you have without a doubt heard somebody wishing you a “Guten Rutsch!” It literally means a “good slide” and people use it to wish you a Happy New Year. There’s various ideas how the “good slide” expression came about with some people theorizing it originates in the Yiddish word “rosch” and Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. Others argue that it stems from the original meaning for Rutsch, a journey. Personally, I always figured with the winter weather and amount of black ice we get in Germany it makes...
  • All the things in 2017 we want to forget

    12/31/2017 10:31:46 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 31, 2017 | Caroline Spivack, David K. Li and Ruth Brown
    Goodbye to 2017 — and good riddance! Last year was a hot mess of terror, toxic political fights, subway disasters, nuclear dread and mass killings — and New Yorkers couldn’t wait to see the end of it. Here are some things we’re all hoping to leave behind in 2018: 1. The relentless news cycleSen. John McCain killed the ObamaCare repeal, Anthony Scaramucci was hired, Anthony Scaramucci was fired, John Kelly arrived in the White House, the FBI raided Paul Manafort’s home, President Trump banned transgender people from the military via tweet, Donald Trump Jr.’s dirt-digging meeting with a Russian lawyer...
  • Zullo Dissects Four Images Purported to Represent Obama’s “Birth Certificate”

    12/31/2017 8:28:13 PM PST · by Elderberry · 103 replies
    The Post & Email ^ | 12/31/2017 | Sharon Rondeau
    For the third consecutive week, Obama birth certificate forgery investigator Mike Zullo was Carl Gallups’s guest on the “Freedom Friday” show on December 29, 2017 to discuss anomalies discovered in the “long-form” birth certificate image bearing the name “Barack Hussein Obama II.” Zullo was Gallups’s guest on December 1, when he began releasing analysis and commentary on his 5+-year investigation into the “long-form” birth certificate image released by the White House on April 27, 2011 said to represent Barack Hussein Obama’s original birth record from the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH). On March 1, 2012, Zullo declared at the first...
  • President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Arrive at a New Years Eve Party at Mar-a-Lago

    12/31/2017 8:26:29 PM PST · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 12-31-17 | Sundance
    President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Barron Trump arrive at the Mar-a-Lago New Years Eve party in Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Only one hour from now, the ball is going to drop in #FakeNewsSquare

    12/31/2017 7:59:58 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 27 replies
    Right there in the heart of downtown Manhattan, thousands of people have gathered in Fake News Square to watch the ball drop. Boring. Why does anybody care about this anymore? #NewYearsEve2017
  • Are we REALLY less compassionate? (Vanity)

    12/31/2017 7:41:41 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 55 replies
    I have a question. Tonight, on the New Year's Eve Times Square webcast, I have been seeing person after person saying that their wish for the new year is that our country would have more compassion. I don't know about you, but I don't think that we've lost any of our compassion. Why do you think THEY think that compassion is lost?
  • NYE celebrations: Aussies partied while a barge in NSW caught alight

    12/31/2017 9:59:47 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    AS the rest of Australia rolled out its New Year’s Eve celebrations, thousands were evacuated from a beach on the NSW Central Coast after a fireworks barge caught on fire during NYE celebrations. The barge caught fire during the 9pm fireworks at Terrigal. Two pyrotechnicians were forced to jump off a fireworks barge on the NSW Central Coast and suffered minor injuries after a NYE display went horribly wrong. Crowds were evacuated from the Terrigal beach after the barge caught fire just minutes into the New Year’s Eve fireworks show shortly after 9pm. NSW Fire and Rescue said the two...

    12/31/2017 8:51:34 AM PST · by Signalman · 188 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 12/31/2017 | Jason Silverstein
    Former Vice President Joe Biden would “win overwhelmingly” against President Donald Trump in 2020 and is the only “superstar” the Democrats could run for the White House, a former Democratic National Committee chairman said Sunday. “There's only one person I can say who will definitely win the election and has a superstar appeal in almost every state in the union, and that's Vice President Biden,” Ed Rendell said on John Catsimatidis’ AM 970 radio show in New York. “To me it’s clear-cut: Joe Biden is our superstar,” Rendell added. “If he decides to run I think he will win overwhelmingly.”...
  • COMMENTARY: Time for the attorney general to turn attention to Democrat scandals

    12/31/2017 6:11:25 AM PST · by Golden Eagle · 60 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | December 30, 2017 - 9:00 pm | Wayne Allen Root
    It’s New Year’s Eve. Let’s take a moment to celebrate. President Donald Trump has turned a horrid Obama economy into a torrid Trump economy. We are experiencing one of the greatest economic turnarounds in history. No one expected a rebound this huge, this quickly. Christmas retail sales just set all-time records. Thank you, President Trump. The just-passed Trump tax law should accelerate this fabulous “Trump Economic Miracle.” I predict it will be the biggest story of 2018. President Trump has made enormous strides turning this country around. Now it’s time to close the deal. “Draining the D.C. Swamp” is at...

    12/31/2017 3:31:34 AM PST · by Jakarta ex-pat · 34 replies
    BBC | 31/12/07 | PHILIP.K
    Did you hear about the journalist likng Obama supporters to Nazis? How about Hillary supporters to Satanists?
  • Iran Video Special: Saturday’s Protests Across the Country

    12/30/2017 10:07:45 PM PST · by GonzoII · 2 replies ^ | December 30, 2017 | Scott Lucas
    A selection of verified videos from Iran on Saturday, the third day of protests of thousands of people across the country:
  • Letter to editor:How marriage protects women

    12/30/2017 7:44:54 PM PST · by Thumper1960 · 22 replies
    LancasterOnline ^ | Dec. 27, 2017 | Larry Garber
    The recent wave of sexual abuses of women is tragic. Despite increased achievements by women, the outcomes have been unfortunate for many others. Ironically, feminism has thrust many women into isolation and abuse. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, and feminist Gloria Steinem bear much responsibility. Despite today’s contrary belief, women are not equal to men. Men are not equal to women, either. There are natural, God-created differences, and we would do well to remember them. Women are most liberated (free from predators) and safest when they are bonded to a man they have made commitment to (marriage). Women who...
  • New Year at the Movies

    12/30/2017 4:55:23 PM PST · by Twotone · 17 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | December 30, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Happy New Year to you and yours. Here in northern New Hampshire we're in the midst of a big wintry chill - twenty below zero (Fahrenheit), as I write - which may put a bit of frostbite in the first-footing. But, even in balmier locales, we've come to that point on the calendar when film critics advise you to skip New Year's Eve and rent a movie instead. Better yet, rent a New Year movie, for it's a curious fact that almost any picture about December 31st somehow takes on the same depressing, desperate quality as the night itself. The...