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  • Freddie King, Have You Ever Loved a Woman

    08/21/2017 11:17:43 PM PDT · by Yardstick · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1974?? | Freddie King
    Freddie King performing the classic Have You Ever Loved a Woman sometime in the early to mid '70s.
  • Famed Inventor Says He Buried Reporter 'At Sea' After His Homemade Sub Sank

    08/21/2017 5:29:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | August 21, 20175:18 PM ET | Colin Dwyer
    When the UC3 Nautilus sailed from the Port of Copenhagen on the evening of Aug. 10, the homemade submarine bore just two people: its famed Danish inventor and the Swedish journalist reporting on his invention. Less than a day later, only one of them was still alive. Peter Madsen's submarine sank midday Aug. 11; he was rescued by a private boat, but journalist Kim Wall was nowhere to be found. It was Wall's boyfriend who reported her missing, and authorities wasted no time in arresting the 46-year-old Madsen after he came ashore, charging him that same day with manslaughter and...
  • Normal Americans Are Bored By The Fake Drama

    08/21/2017 2:44:54 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 21, 2017 | Kurt Schlicter
    I took a week off from the milieu of political insanity to go out amongst the normals and chalk up another huge trial victory, and when I got back I was stunned - stunned! - to find that a consensus had formed that Nazis are bad. Beforehand, I had no idea where the establishment stood on Nazis, but now it's crystal clear. They hate Nazis because Nazis are bad. Everyone from CNN to Mitt Romney hates Nazis. I couldn't be prouder of an establishment that takes that kind of tough stand. They're going to hate Nazis, and they don't care...
  • Trump looked at the solar eclipse without glasses despite a shouted warning from an aide

    08/21/2017 1:05:09 PM PDT · by edzo4 · 56 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8 21 2017 | Allan Smith
    President Donald Trump took in the solar eclipse from the Truman Balcony of the White House on Monday, even briefly glancing at the sun directly despite a shouted warning from an aide. Sporting eclipse glasses — for only part of the viewing — and standing alongside Melania Trump and their son, Barron, Trump viewed what was a partial eclipse in Washington, DC. It began at 1:17 p.m. ET, peaked at 2:42 p.m., and was set to end at 4:01 p.m., The Washington Post reported. The moon covered 81% of the sun at the eclipse's peak in Washington.
  • Did China Hack The 7Th Fleet?

    08/21/2017 8:25:04 AM PDT · by Djl3668 · 101 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | Faiysir | Omaid
    Today the USS McCain collided a merchant vessel, marking the 4th incident in the past year at the Navy. The timeline is as follows: 8/19/2016 — USS Louisiana 5/09/2017 — USS Lake Champlain 6/17/2017 — USS Fitzgerald 8/21/2017 — USS McCain These ships share similarities, they are all based in Yokosuka Naval Base, and the USS McCain & USS Fitzgerald are both part of Destroyer Squadron 15 and the Seventh Fleet. While accidents and mistakes do happen, the number of collisions in the past year is extremely rare, and it is now within the realm of possibility that these accidents were not accidents. Both China and Russia have...
  • Why Your Face Will Soon Be The Key To All Your Devices

    08/21/2017 4:59:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | 08/20/17 | Christopher Mims
    It was a memorable moment in Pixar’s 2004 classic “The Incredibles,” one that seemed wildly futuristic at the time: Mr. Incredible picks up a wafer-thin tablet computer, and it scans his face to verify his identity before divulging his secret mission. Thirteen years later, many slim phones and tablets unlock with the press of a thumb—and just this sort of mobile facial scanning is on the way. Forget fiddling with passwords or even fingerprints; forget multiple layers of sign-in; forget credit cards and, eventually, even physical keys to our homes and cars. A handful of laptops and mobile devices can...
  • To those who would take down statues of Thomas Jefferson

    08/20/2017 8:12:07 PM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    Email | 8/20/2017 | self
    Thomas Jefferson Was a very remarkable man who At 5, began Studying under his cousin's tutor. At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French. At 14, studied Classical literature and additional languages. At 16, entered The College of William and Mary. Also could write in Greek with one hand While writing the same in Latin with the other. At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe. At 23, started His own law practice. At 25, was Elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses. At 31, wrote the Widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British America" And...
  • Milo Tonight on C-Span2's "After Words" at 9:00PM EDT

    08/20/2017 4:34:39 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 8 replies
    C-Span2 | 20 August, 2017 | Intolerant in NJ
    The proudly flamboyant and provocative Milo Yiannopoulis is scheduled for a repeat performance on C-Span2's "After Words" tonight at 9:00. He discusses his new book Dangerous and his continuing battle for free speech as a gay conservative who has been met with derision and censorship by the leftwing establishment because he doesn't preach what gays are supposed to espouse. He is interviewed by Marji Ross of Regnery, which published his book, and has plenty of opportunity to speak out about topics from social media to the ACLU to Silicon Valley. I'd never seen Yiannopoulis in action before but found this...
  • drug that turns ISIS into ‘unforgiving killing machines’

    08/20/2017 11:45:02 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 36 replies ^ | 08/20/2017 | Josie Griffiths
    ISIS fighters have been using a drug called Captagon, dubbed “chemical courage,” to stay alert in battle. What is Captagon? Captagon is a psychostimulant which is made of a combination of amphetamine and theophylline. It is just one brand name of a group of drugs known as Fenethylline. The drug came into the mainstream in 1961 and was used for around 25 years as a milder alternative to amphetamines. It was used to treat kids with ADHD and, less commonly, for narcolepsy and depression. Unlike amphetamines, Captagon does not increase the patient’s blood pressure – meaning it could be used...
  • Two former Wasserman Schultz Muslim IT aides indicted for conspiracy against U.S.

    08/20/2017 11:36:01 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 17 replies ^ | 08/20/2017 | Robert Spencer
    A federal grand jury Thursday indicted two former information technology (IT) aides of Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz — Pakistani-born Imran Awan and his wife Hina Alvi — on four counts of conspiracy in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The FBI arrested Awan at Dulles International Airport July 24 as he was preparing to board a flight to Pakistan. When his wife Alvi left the U.S. for Pakistan in March, federal authorities found more than $12,000 in cash hidden in a suitcase. She had withdrawn the couple’s three children from local schools and does not intend...
  • Assad rejects security cooperation with the West

    08/20/2017 10:53:32 AM PDT · by Vostok-1 · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:17 BST, 20 August 2017 | Associated Press
    He said Syria will look east when it comes to political, economic and cultural relations. "The direct support of our friends, politically, economically and militarily, made our advance on the ground greater and the losses of war less. Therefore, they are our partners in these achievements on the road to crush terrorism," Assad said. "Let's be clear. There will be no security cooperation nor opening of embassies or even a role for some countries that say that they want to play a role in ending the crisis in Syria before they clearly and frankly cut their relations with terrorism," Assad...
  • The Eulogy For Common Sense

    08/20/2017 7:13:24 AM PDT · by Eagles Field · 5 replies
    Unknown | Unknown
    Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life isn't always fair, and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting (adults, not children, are in...
  • Surveillance Video Captures Walmart Security Guard Allegedly Mow Over Bicyclist

    08/19/2017 11:25:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    KRQE ^ | August 17, 2017 | Madeline Schmitt
    Caught on camera, a Walmart security guard used her work car to allegedly run down a bicyclist in the store parking lot. KRQE News 13 has obtained the surveillance video and police lapel video from the incident. It happened around 6:30 p.m. on July 21 at the Walmart near Coors and I-40. Surveillance cameras were on and rolling in the store’s back lot when a Walmart security guard car appeared traveling north. A few seconds later, a bicyclist entered the frame headed south. Immediately, the security car turned around and beelined for the man on the bike at a clearly...
  • Family Forced to Jump Jersey Shore Drawbridge in Their Toyota RAV4

    08/19/2017 8:16:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies ^ | August 17, 2017 | Alicia Victoria Lozano and Brian X. McCrone
    A family heading to Cape May, New Jersey, found themselves in an improbable situation earlier this month when a drawbridge lifted right underneath their car and they were forced to jump the opening. Terence Naphys, after paying the $1.50 toll at the Middle Thorofare Bridge that connects the Wildwoods and Cape May via Ocean Drive, was heading across the bridge when a steel metal grate suddenly lifted 3 to 6 feet underneath his car, Naphys told Lower Township police. Naphys was in the car with his wife, his daughter and his daughter's friend, and he was worried his Toyota RAV4 would fall the...
  • The Super Chief Passenger Train - 1951

    08/19/2017 2:57:24 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 38 replies
    Youtube ^ | Aug 19, 2017
    Travelogue style profile of the "Super Chief", a magnificent Streamlined passenger train of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. During 1950 & 1951 the Super Chief is re-equipped with new streamlined sleeping cars built by the Budd Company and the American Car and Foundry Company (ACF), and dining cars from Pullman-Standard. Santa Fe also added the Pullman-built "Pleasure Dome Lounge Car", one of the most luxurious ever made for any train, to its Super Chief consists, billing it as the "...only dome car between Chicago and Los Angeles.". A speedometer in the front of the car showed the train's...
  • Bill Clinton’s Accusers Demand Removal of Statue in South Dakota

    08/18/2017 8:44:52 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Aug 2017 | Adam Shaw
    The left’s push to remove controversial monuments and statues across the country may be backfiring, as President Bill Clinton’s alleged victims are now demanding a statue of the liberal icon in South Dakota be removed. Left-wing activists, including many top Democratic politicians, have been demanding the removal of statues and monuments of Confederate generals across the U.S. — with some event taking it into their own hands and removing them themselves. But now Juanita Broaddrick, who claims she was raped by Clinton in the 1970’s, is adding a statue of the Democratic icon to the list.
  • Palin v. NY Times – Sure looks like a case of “reckless disregard” for the truth (Rutt Rohhh)

    08/18/2017 6:52:58 PM PDT · by ak267 · 22 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 8-18-2017 | William A. Jacobson
    As detailed extensively in prior posts, Sarah Palin has sued the NY Times for defamation based on an Editorial regarding the 2011 shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Recent developments have revealed that James Bennet, Editorial Page Editor, was the primary author of the Editorial, working off a draft prepared by a news staffer.
  • Turkey completes 556-Km border wall with Syria (4-11-17)

    08/18/2017 5:44:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 7 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | 4-11-17 | Dpa/Istanbul
    Turkey has completed a 556-kilometre wall along its border with Syria, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday on its Twitter feed. The wall was designed as a security measure and is made of concrete blocks. Photos from the ministry show the tops of the blocks are covered in barbed wire and there are guard towers placed at intervals. The project was done in cooperation with TOKI, the state-run public housing body. The body said the wall is about three metres high. The full length of the border is 911 kilometres. In the first years of the Syrian civil war, fighters,...
  • H.R. McMaster-endorsed book calls jihad peaceful, al-Qaeda terrorism “resistance”

    08/18/2017 4:06:43 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 23 replies ^ | 08/18/2017 | Robert Spencer
    TEL AVIV — A book on terrorism endorsed and touted by H.R. McMaster, the embattled White House National Security Adviser, calls Hamas an “Islamist political group” while failing to categorize the deadly organization as a terrorist group, and refers to al-Qaida attacks and anti-Israel terrorism as “resistance.” The work frames jihad as largely peaceful “means to struggle or exert effort,” such as waking up early in the morning to recite prayers. It argues that groups like al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations have hijacked the concept of jihad to wage warfare using such tactics as suicide bombings. The book, reviewed in...
  • U.S. Military Will Conduct‘A Major Military Exercise’ On Korean Peninsula (Trunc)

    08/18/2017 3:29:21 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 8/18/17 | Michael Snyder
    FULL TITLE: The U.S. Military Will Be Conducting ‘A Major Military Exercise’ On The Korean Peninsula During The Solar Eclipse On August 21st, approximately 25,000 U.S. troops will join “tens of thousands” from the South Korean military to conduct a “major military exercise” that is already triggering threats from North Korea. Considering the fact that any sort of provocation could cause a nuclear war to erupt on the Korean peninsula, is this really a wise thing to do? The more research that I do on this upcoming solar eclipse, the stranger things become. When I first started hearing about this...