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  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: ‘No time to nickel and dime Israel’

    07/27/2016 2:02:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) sounded irate in a brief phone interview Monday afternoon with Right Turn. His subcommittee, with strong bipartisan support, has already passed legislation to hike military aid to Israel from $3.1 billion to $3.4 billion for 2017. But as has been reported in Israeli papers, the administration — with one more kick in Israel’s shins before President Obama leaves office — has told Israel there will be no increase this year or in a new 10-year memorandum of understanding (MOU). Moreover, the long-standing offshore procurement (OSP) agreement that allows Israel to purchase a significant percentage of...
  • 'Queer Kids Stuff' videos indoctrinate preschoolers

    07/27/2016 9:01:25 AM PDT · by fwdude · 20 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | July 6, 2016 | Bob Kellogg
    A new video series is aimed at indoctrinating preschoolers with the LGBT message — a strategy that one pro-family activist says is far from new. The series, titled "Queer Kids Stuff" teaches preschoolers what the terms "gay," "bisexual" and "transgender" mean in an attempt to normalize the LGBT lifestyle with youth at an early age — a tactic that has repeatedly been used over the years to influence impressionable children. Advocates of homosexual behavior admit that they are trying to get to the youngsters before they hear anything negative about homosexuality. MassResistance founder and director Brian Camenker expresses concern that...
  • Donald Trump says he wants Russia to find Clinton's missing emails

    07/27/2016 8:54:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    local10.com ^ | 07/27/2016
    rump said he's never met or spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin, but he said the incident with the hacked emails demonstrates that Putin and other world leaders no longer respect the United States. More Elections Headlines Donald Trump lands in South Florida for fundraiser, speech ... Trump said that he hopes Russian hackers find and share Clinton's missing emails. "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," Trump told reporters Wednesday morning at Trump National Doral Miami. "I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press."
  • Bill’s desperate bid to humanize Hillary shows fear she might lose

    07/27/2016 7:45:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    Here’s a fact to chew on: Much of Day Two at the convention was spent trying to humanize Hillary Clinton. After 25 years in public life, she feels the need to tell us she cares. A parade of speakers warmed up the crowd by telling stories about her compassion, some of it very long ago. Getting money for New Yorkers after 9/11, helping children get health insurance, securing health care for veterans. This being a coronation, the circumstances grew in grandeur with each telling, until they made her sound like Mother Teresa. She’s so profoundly kind and tireless and honest...
  • Barack Obama's brother Malik slates him in bizarre interview (voting for Trump)

    07/27/2016 7:41:44 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 22 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 07/27/16 | Nicola Agius
    President Barack Obama has been slated by his own brother - and revealed he will back Republican Donald Trump in the Presidential race. Speaking live from Kenya on British TV, Malik Obama also spoke about his relationship with Barack and claimed he has to make appointments to see him. And he told Good Morning Britain hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid that the US leader has issues with attitude. He said: "[Barack] has this attitude like 'I'm the president, I've made it, I'm the star here'. I do understand that but I'm just expressing my opinion and how I feel."
  • Swarm of teenagers caught on camera stealing gas station snacks

    07/26/2016 6:57:30 PM PDT · by massmike · 65 replies
    wcvb.com ^ | 07/26/2016 | n/a
    BOSTON —About 20 teenagers mobbed a Roslindale gas station over the weekend, grabbing items from the convenience store before running out, authorities said. The group inside for about 10 seconds before they rush out again. A customer who was fueling his car presses himself up against his vehicle to avoid them. "This is the first time I've seen teenagers so young do this," Gloria Mantas said. "They were laughing. They were laughing. They thought it was fun." Video from a camera inside the shop shows the crowd raiding the ice cream cooler, candy racks and soda refrigerator.
  • BREITBART NEWS CANCELS MILO YIANNOPOULOS APPEARANCE AT SWEDISH GAY PRIDE MARCH

    07/26/2016 3:16:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 25 JULY 2016 | BREITBART TECH
    Yiannopoulos was scheduled to lead a gay pride march through one of Sweden’s Muslim ghettos, however following an intensive security review and threat assessment by Breitbart’s security team, comprised of former Navy SEALs and intelligence community operatives, Breitbart has been forced to cancel the trip. The security analysis found significant potential threats against Milo, especially in light of the recent wave of Muslim terror attacks across Europe. “After a briefing by our security team and a review of the situation in Sweden, Breitbart News has cancelled Milo’s appearance at the Pride Järva parade on Wednesday, July 27. Despite Milo’s request...
  • Keep Your Mouth Closed: Aquatic Olympians Face a Toxic Stew in Rio

    07/26/2016 1:19:47 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 51 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/26/16 | Andrew Jacobs
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Health experts in Brazil have a word of advice for the Olympic marathon swimmers, sailors and windsurfers competing in Rio de Janeiro’s picture-postcard waters next month: Keep your mouth closed. Despite the government’s promises seven years ago to stem the waste that fouls Rio’s expansive Guanabara Bay and the city’s fabled ocean beaches, officials acknowledge that their efforts to treat raw sewage and scoop up household garbage have fallen far short. In fact, environmentalists and scientists say Rio’s waters are much more contaminated than previously thought. Recent tests by government and independent scientists revealed a veritable...
  • BREAKING: Texas dismisses felony charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt

    07/26/2016 12:39:17 PM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | 7/26/16 | Ben Johnson
    nvestigator David Daleiden walks into the courthouse in Houston. Lisa Bourne / LifeSiteNews Ben Johnson Ben Johnson Follow Ben Share on Facebook 8.3k Share on Twitter Comment on this Article 13 Share via Email Print this Page NewsAbortionTue Jul 26, 2016 - 10:26 am EST BREAKING: Texas dismisses felony charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt abortion , center for medical progress cmp , david daleiden , devon anderson , planned parenthood , planned parenthood gulf coast , planned parenthood organ harvesting scandal , sandra merritt Last updated at 11:48 a.m. EDT. HOUSTON, July 26, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – All charges...
  • Humans in Texas 16,000 Years Ago (my title)

    07/26/2016 11:52:47 AM PDT · by wildbill · 43 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | 7/21/3016 | Nadia Klimczak
    Archaeologists in Texas have found a set of 16,700-year-old tools which are among the oldest discovered in the West. Until now, it was believed that the culture that represented the continent’s first inhabitants was the Clovis culture. However, the discovery of the ancient tools now challenges that theory, providing evidence that human occupation precedes the arrival of the Clovis people by thousands of years.
  • "CRUZ TALKS TRUMP" — A Bad Lip Reading of Ted Cruz

    07/26/2016 10:54:41 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 16 replies
    A Bad Lip Reading ^ | Jul 25, 2016 | A Bad Lip Reading
    An alternative Ted Cruz speaks about Donald Trump, and the crowd reaction at the Republican National Convention in a parallel political world. Also at http://www.facebook.com/badlipreading and http://twitter.com/badlipreading
  • Clinton Rewards Wasserman Schultz’s Shady Behavior With a New Job

    07/26/2016 9:50:31 AM PDT · by grundle · 25 replies
    observer.com ^ | July 25, 2016 | Michael Sainato
    DWS will continue to push the corrupt brand of politics she perfected as DNC chair On July 22, Wikileaks released 20,000 DNC emails, exposing DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC staff of sabotaging Bernie Sanders’ campaign. In the wake of the fallout, Wasserman Schultz formally resigned from her position as DNC chair, only to be replaced by another Clinton surrogate, DNC vice chair Donna Brazile. Rather than allowing Wasserman Schultz’s career to go down with her resignation, Clinton has awarded Wasserman Schultz a new role as honorary chair to the Clinton campaign’s 50-state program. “There’s simply no one...
  • General Mills expands flour recall after 4 more illnesses

    07/26/2016 9:46:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    Wavy10news ^ | 7/26/16 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — General Mills is expanding a flour recall issued over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak after four new illnesses were reported. The recall announced Monday covers several varieties of Gold Medal and Signature Kitchens flour produced on certain dates through February 10. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said flour produced at a General Mills plant in Kansas City, Missouri, is a likely source of the outbreak, which so far has sickened 46 people in 21 states. The CDC says 13 have been hospitalized, and one person has developed a type of kidney...
  • Pittsburgh police chief among primetime speakers on Day 2 of DNC

    07/26/2016 9:41:42 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 17 replies
    WPXI Pittsburgh ^ | 07/26/2016
    Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay will be one of the primetime speakers at Tuesday's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. He's expected to speak sometime between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., after former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. McLay will be followed by actor Tony Goldwyn, who plays the president on the TV show 'Scandal.' According to a release by Mayor Bill Peduto's office, McLay will speak about Pittsburgh's efforts to adopt the best practices on community policing. Pittsburgh is one of six cities nationwide participating in the U.S. Department of Justice's National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice. Mayor...
  • Pelosi Calls Sanders Supporters’ Complaints About DNC ‘Legitimate’

    07/26/2016 8:03:48 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) allowed that supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) have a “legitimate complaint” about the way the Democratic National Committee treated him during the primary race. Yet she pointed to the concessions made at this week's Philadelphia convention to assuage their concerns and the high stakes of this election to urge them to get behind Hillary Clinton. “In terms of how he has been treated at this point, they should have no complaint and many of them are declaring victory in that regard,” Pelosi said on MSNBC Monday night. DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz...
  • Here's Your Official DNC Drinking Game

    07/26/2016 7:47:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/25/2016 | Stephen Green
    Look at that list. Look at those bonus points. Look, if you dare, at that face. I admire -- it's impossible not to, really -- the thought, the care, the inhuman sufferance, the Lovecraftian imagination that went into putting together this graphic. Still, I cannot go there. I shall not play this game. Have I spent almost thirty years training my liver to Mark Rippetoe Spec, only to throw it all away on Hillary Freaking Clinton's once-delayed coronation? I'd sooner give up drink altogether, live life anew, clean and sober -- and then cast aside years of better living for...
  • Politifact: Democrats never mentioned terrorism on Day One of DNC (Of course not!)

    07/26/2016 7:18:36 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/26/16 | Tyler Pager
    Republicans’ claim that Democrats did not mention terrorism or ISIL on the first night of the Democratic National Convention is correct, Politifact said Tuesday morning. Following Monday night’s speeches, Republicans blasted the Democrats for a lack of focus on terrorism from the 61 speakers. “Based on our searches of C-SPAN closed-captioning text, Congressional Quarterly transcripts and other video archiving services, we couldn’t find any speaker who mentioned "ISIS," "Islamic" "terror," "terrorist," or "terrorism" during the first day of the convention,” Politifact wrote. The fact-checking website did add the caveat that the Democrats still have three days to discuss terrorism at...
  • Leaked DNC Documents Show Plans To Reward Big Donors With Federal Appointments

    07/24/2016 9:05:10 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/24/2016 | CHUCK ROSS
    Democratic National Committee documents recently released by WikiLeaks include spreadsheets and emails that appear to show party officials planning which donors and prominent fundraisers to provide with appointments to federal boards and commissions. The documents, which were circulated among top DNC officials in April, could raise legal questions for the party, says Ken Boehm, the chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group. “The disclosed DNC emails sure look like the potential Clinton Administration has intertwined the appointments to federal government boards and commissions with the political and fund raising operations of the Democratic Party,” Boehm...
  • Here are the latest, most damaging things in the DNC’s leaked emails

    07/25/2016 12:45:01 PM PDT · by grundle · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 25, 2016 | Aaron Blake
    Thousands of leaked emails have sealed the fate of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's uneven five-plus-year tenure as DNC chair. Wasserman Schultz's resignation announcement Sunday afternoon comes as a bad situation just keeps getting worse -- and appears as though it might continue to do so. That's because WikiLeaks has so far released nearly 20,000 emails, new details are still being discovered, and there is still the prospect of additional, damaging emails coming to light. Many of the most damaging emails suggest the committee was actively trying to undermine Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign. Basically all of these examples came late in...
  • Clinton Campaign Plans to Pull a Romney on Donald Trump

    07/25/2016 11:32:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 86 replies
    A new spin on an old attack As they gather in Philadelphia Monday to nominate Hillary Clinton, Democrats plan to take a lesson, if not outright direction, from their playbook for defeating the last wealthy Republican nominee, Mitt Romney. Four years ago, Barack Obama relentlessly caricatured Romney as an out-of-touch millionaire, who could not relate to the needs and concerns of ordinary workers. Clinton’s campaign plans to do the same — and worse — with their new enemy, Donald Trump, honing their attack on the bombastic billionaire, as a leader who only looks out for himself. Joel Benenson, the Obama-turned-Clinton...
  • Potentially Rare Colt AR-15 Rifles Found At A Gun Show

    07/25/2016 10:28:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 7/25/2016 | Patrick R
    I think that we have all been in the position where we see something at a gun show that stands out as really rare or interesting, but just don’t have enough information to act on it. Even the internet can fall flat sometimes, this was one of those cases. I don’t know if I would come off of $15,000 for a non NFA AR-15 with nothing more than a promised letter from Colt to verify the rifle’s legitimacy. I am sure that the seller is an upstanding guy and I understand that Colt is currently working on those letters, so...
  • Jordan (Michael) speaks out on shootings of African-Americans, police

    07/25/2016 9:33:14 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 24 replies
    Undefeated ^ | 7/25/2016 | Mike Wise
    Michael Jordan, widely considered the greatest basketball player in NBA history and the lone African-American majority owner of a franchise, has decided to speak out on the country’s growing racial and social unrest. “As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers,” Jordan writes in a one-page letter released exclusively to The Undefeated. “I grieve with the families who...
  • U.S. Hits Record 129 Months Since Last Major Hurricane Strike

    07/25/2016 8:31:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/25/2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    No major hurricane has made landfall in the continental United States for a record-breaking 129 months, according to data going back to 1851 compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The last major hurricane to make landfall on the continental United States was Hurricane Wilma, which slammed into Florida on Oct. 24, 2005--129 months ago. The 2016 hurricane season--which officially opened on June 1 and ends on November 30--is expected to be “near normal”, with more hurricane activity than last year’s “below normal” season.
  • Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte reviewing 'crazy' climate pledges

    07/25/2016 7:03:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    abc ^ | Sat at 12:49am
    he government of predecessor Benigno Aquino had pledged to the United Nations to cut the Asian country's emissions by 70 per cent by 2030 from 2000 levels if it got support from developed nations to convert to clean technologies. "I have misgivings about this Paris [climate deal] ... The problem is these industrialised countries have reached their destination," Mr Duterte said in a series of speeches during a visit to the southern island of Mindanao. The international deal aimed at curbing emissions was signed in Paris in December last year, but only 19 countries including France and island-states threatened by...
  • Major error in subtitles in movie Kabhi-Khushi-Kabhi-Gham - Big Indian Hit Movie (a long time ago)

    07/25/2016 5:29:49 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 12 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 9 June 2014 | Imaan Sheikh
    This article is about technical errors in the immensely popular Indian movie Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. The movie is filmed VERY well, but has quite a few technical errors. It is still appealing (especially to Indians) due to some culture reasons I won't cover here. However, in the Netflix version I just watched, there is a GLARING error. In the dialogue, as some women are talking, one says "By the will of god" and it is translated "Allah". Then later, in reference to a HINDU holiday, the woman says, per the caption, "...celebrating EID" which is a MUSLIM holiday. The...
  • [VIDEO]: Wonderful Videos [How to Mess with Tigers]

    07/25/2016 4:57:00 AM PDT · by Maceman · 10 replies
    Orangutang screws with tigers just for the sport of it. Some fun. Pretty amazing, if you ask me. You can watch it with or without sound. (I prefer without.) P.S. This video doesn't appear to be on YouTube. https://www.facebook.com/WonderfulVideosofficial123/videos/1650868738573663/
  • India’s biggest action-movie star isn’t just an actor. ‘He is god.’

    07/25/2016 4:12:16 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | Rama Lakshmi
    CHENNAI, India — The cinema gates opened before dawn here, home of the Tamil movie star ­Rajinikanth and ground zero of the nationwide frenzy surrounding the release Friday of his latest action epic. Hundreds of fans shoved their way in as firecrackers burst and car stereos blared one of the movie’s hit songs, “This Is Fire, Dude!” Then came the bad news: All the tickets were sold out. For the next two weeks. The fans, chased out by police, were heartbroken. “If I don’t get to watch my favorite star’s new movie on the ‘first day, first show,’ there will...
  • There is Nothing Honorable About Losing to Hillary

    07/25/2016 12:54:35 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/25/2016 | Karin McQuillan
    In 2008 we had John McCain, who was too honorable to criticize Barack Hussein Obama. In 2012 we had Mitt Romney who again was too honorable to attack our first black President. Now we have Ted Cruz who is too honorable to honor his pledge of party unity, too honorable to protect our Supreme Court from Hillary’s potential nominees, and too honorable to help us win. We have all the Libertarians, so honorable they have a shot at throwing the election to Hillary. We have a whole list of conservative pundits and websites, who could swallow the GOP betraying all...
  • Climate change may be turning Gulls into Cannibals

    07/24/2016 10:07:51 PM PDT · by Glad2bnuts · 46 replies
    Kitsap Sun ^ | 07/23/2016 | Tristan Baurick
    PROTECTION ISLAND — Jim Hayward slips on a hard hat and pops open an umbrella before stepping into a storm of angry gulls. Hayward, a seabird biologist based on Protection Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, is making his evening rounds through the largest gull nesting colony in the Puget Sound region. He's been monitoring this site since 1987, so he's used to the shrieking, the divebombing, the frequent splatterings of gull poop, and the pecking at his head, hands and feet. What he's not accustomed to is the cannibalism.
  • Wasserman Schultz to Have a New Role in Clinton Campaign

    07/24/2016 9:49:09 PM PDT · by Roberts · 60 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | Associated Press
    Hillary Clinton is thanking her “longtime friend” Debbie Wasserman Schultz after the Florida congresswoman’s decision to step down as chair of the Democratic National Committee. Clinton says that Wasserman Schultz will serve as honorary chair of her campaign’s 50-state program to help elect Democrats around the country. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee says she looks forward to campaigning with Wasserman Schultz in Florida “and helping her re-election bid.” Clinton responded after Wasserman Schultz agreed to step down as chair at the end of this week’s Democratic National Convention. The move came after the publication last week of some 19,000 hacked...
  • Sarah Palin Rips Websites Mocking Karen Pence's Small Business

    07/24/2016 5:04:55 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 54 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 23 Jul 2016 07:18 PM
    Sarah Palin Saturday slammed liberal and feminist websites that mocked the wife of Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence for running a small business on the Internet that sells "towel charms." "Absolutely amazes me that the liberal mindset allows mocking the American work ethic," the former Alaska governor said on Facebook. "Belittling an entrepreneurial spirit got us into the mess we're in with dependency on a failed, bankrupt government. "Big-government libs love the cycle of dependency because with it comes control of those who are dependent," Palin said. Jezebel and other sites have bashed Karen Pence's company, That's My Towel...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    07/24/2016 10:34:47 AM PDT · by Faith · 12 replies
    July 24, 2016 | Faith
    Then said one unto Him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And He said unto them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate; for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. Luke 13: 24-25
  • City’s public schools join fight against ‘white power’

    07/24/2016 5:46:18 AM PDT · by milford421 · 65 replies
    NY POST ^ | 7/24/16 | Susan Edelman
    "On the last day of school, Principal Darlene Cameron of Star Academy-PS 63 in the East Village gave her small faculty a chart defining racist and non-racist institutions and asked them to think about where their school fits in. A non-racist institution, among other things, is conscious of and aims to wipe out a culture of “white power,” “white privilege” and “inherent white advantage.” “We fit into the category of white power and privilege!” a white teacher at the K-5 school told her colleagues." "The concept that whites enjoy everyday benefits simply because of their skin color has become the...
  • Kmart workers believe all the stores are going to be imminently shut down

    07/23/2016 9:45:09 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 82 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 07/23/2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Kmart employees believe the company is nearing bankruptcy and is in the process of shutting down all its stores. The chain has closed one-third of its stores in the last decade, and sales have been cut in half in the same time period. Store-level employees who spoke to Business Insider said many of the remaining 941 Kmart stores now appear to be in the midst of liquidation. Stores are being entered into numbered phases — such as Phase 1 and Phase 2 — employees said.
  • The UT Tower Shooting, 50 Years Later

    07/23/2016 6:07:46 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 91 replies
    texasstandard.org ^ | 7/22/2016 | Laura Rice
    The Texas Standard spoke to nearly 100 survivors of the UT Tower shooting. Next week, you can hear their stories. Dallas. Baton Rouge. Nice. Orlando. It seems like we can’t go more than a few days without a violent event somewhere in the world. While it’s true these attacks are happening for very different and very complicated reasons – they keep happening. It’s almost hard to remember a time when they didn’t. But when a shooter took aim at the University of Texas of Austin campus from the top of the UT tower on August 1, 1966, no one had...
  • Texas School for the Blind posts position for FEMALE ONLY

    07/23/2016 7:23:51 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 34 replies
    Craigslist ^ | 23 July 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Texas School for the Blind has posted a position for a FEMALE ONLY who can work with adults and children. Can anyone check and see if there are some jobs for MALE ONLY applicants anywhere?
  • Twitter accused of suppressing DNC Wikileaks story

    07/23/2016 6:58:28 AM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/22/16 | Rudy Takala
    Twitter lit up Friday night with allegations that it tried to suppress news that secret-leaking website Wikileaks exposed thousands of emails obtained from the servers of the Democratic National Committee. Friday afternoon, users noted, "#DNCLeaks" was trending, with more than 250,000 tweets about it on the platform. By Friday evening, it vanished completely from the site's "trending" bar for at least 20 minutes. It returned as "#DNCLeak" after users erupted, though it was too late to quell their rage. "Don't normally tweet political things, but why would @twitter pull the #DNCleaks from trending at #1. Sounds like censorship to me,"...
  • Done saving the planet, Leo? Di Caprio hops from his helicopter into a gas-guzzling private jet

    07/23/2016 5:59:34 AM PDT · by grundle · 30 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 22, 2016 | Alexandra Genova
    Full title: Done saving the planet, Leo? Di Caprio hops from his helicopter into a gas-guzzling private jet as he leaves Saint Tropez just hours after his celebrity eco fundraiser Eco warrior wannabe Leonardo DiCaprio is back doing what he does best: Fighting for the environment while simultaneously contributing to its demise. On Wednesday, DiCaprio hosted his annual eco fundraiser gala, which saw an impressive cast of A Listers descend on St Tropez to raise funds for various conservation projects. 'We are the last generation that has a chance to stop climate change before it is too late,' the Oscar...
  • Leaked emails reveal Politico reporter made 'agreement' to send advanced Clinton story to DNC

    07/22/2016 1:37:58 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 56 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/22/2016 | Oliver Darcy
    An influential reporter at Politico made an apparent "agreement" with the Democratic National Committee to let it review a story about Hillary Clinton's fundraising machine before it was submitted to his editors, leaked emails published by WikiLeaks on Friday revealed. Reporter Kenneth Vogel sent an advanced copy of his story to DNC national press secretary Mark Paustenbach in late April. The email's subject line read: "per agreement ... any thoughts appreciated."
  • Law professor who wore Black Lives Matter shirt to class has a long trail of student grievances

    07/22/2016 8:56:49 AM PDT · by Hube · 7 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 7/22/2016 | Samantha Figueroa
    When a law professor wore a Black Lives Matter shirt to class earlier this year, she saw it as a teaching tool and exercise in academic freedom. Some of her “concerned students” saw the gesture as an attempt to push her “personal beliefs” on them, but also a threat to their ability to become practicing lawyers – and told her so in a much-derided memo. The incident was revived this month after Inside Higher Ed confirmed the institution was southern California’s Whittier Law School, whose student body is majority-minority, and the professor was Patricia Leary. Though Leary’s public critique of...
  • Urban Outfitters gets political with anti-Trump, pro-Clinton, Sanders merchandise

    07/21/2016 7:00:57 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 19 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | Jul 20, 2016, | Mike Sunnucks
    Donald Trump isn’t all that popular with young voters. And he’s definitely not popular with college students hipster crowd. So on that front, it’s probably not a surprise Philadelphia-based Urban Outfitters has just started carrying some t-shirts and coffee mugs that are anti-Trump and favor Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The retailer is used to controversy. The Navajo Nation — which stretches across northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico — has been fighting Urban Outfitters in court over the retailer’s use of the Navajo name on some of its products. Its customer base probably like Navajos more than Trump....
  • The Wisdom of Cleopatra

    07/21/2016 7:00:10 PM PDT · by wildbill · 7 replies
    Ancient Origins ^ | july 14, 2016 | Natalia KLimczak
    Cleopatra VII is not only a famous person in history, she is also the icon of a rich and powerful culture. She was usually depicted as a lover of great men, but the truth was different. More important than her love life was her educational pursuits. Cleopatra VII could be called one of the greatest intellectuals of her times.
  • End of an Era as Last VCR Maker Ends Production

    07/21/2016 8:28:29 AM PDT · by Coronal · 80 replies
    Fortune ^ | ly 21, 2016 | Aaron Pressman
    It’s been almost two decades since the DVD arrived, sparking the long, slow decline of video cassette tapes. But the tape era is about to come to a final close. The last maker of VHS-compatible video cassette recorders, Japanese manufacturer Funai Electric, says its going to stop producing the devices at the end of the month due to declining sales. Sony said it would cease production of video tapes in its Betamax format last year, 13 years after it stopped making compatible recorders.
  • Lindsey Graham calls on Trump to clarify NATO dedication statement

    07/21/2016 8:22:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham urged Donald Trump to clarify his position on defending European allies after a New York Times article quoted the GOP presidential nominee as not fully supportive of the NATO alliance treaty. “Statements like these make the world more dangerous and the United States less safe,” Graham, R-S.C., said this morning. “I can only imagine how our allies in NATO, particularly the Balkan states must feel after reading these comments from Mr. Trump,” Graham said. “I’m 100 percent certain how Russian President Putin feels – he’s a very happy man.” Trump, in a New York Times interview...
  • John McCain Avoids Republican Convention To Focus On Re-Election

    07/21/2016 7:28:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    There are many prominent Republicans who have stayed away from the Republican National Convention this week. Prominent among them is former GOP nominee, Sen. John McCain, who says he's not even watching the convention and is focused instead on winning re-election.
  • Melania Trump’s speechwriter is a registered Democrat

    07/20/2016 2:48:15 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 93 replies
    he Trump staffer who took the fall for lifting several passages of Melania Trump’s speech from an earlier address by Michelle Obama is a registered Democrat in New York, public records show. Meredith McIver, a longtime writer for the Trump organization, admitted that she had helped Melania compose the speech she delivered at the GOP convention Monday night. Melania, she said, had read her several passages of Obama’s 2008 speech to the Democratic convention over the phone and she mistakenly inserted them into the speech, she admitted in a statement. Team Trump at first adamantly denied that there was any...
  • Missing Ohio woman may be in Michigan

    07/20/2016 2:12:24 PM PDT · by madison10 · 18 replies
    Monroe Evening News ^ | 7/20/2016 | Fulton Co Sheriff
  • Pelosi Criticizes Melania Trump's Speech, Celebrates Immigration

    07/20/2016 11:14:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    While celebrating Latino culture and art during a San Francisco museum dedication Tuesday, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi chimed in to disapprove of Melania Thump's speech at the Republican National Convention and simultaneously praise the value of immigration in the United States. Although Pelosi did not watch Melania Trump's allegedly plagiarized speech Monday night, the Congresswoman later learned about the controversy and was taken aback. Melania Trump's Speechwriter Admits Mistake "To then say well I don't believe in what (Democrats) believe in but I'm going to use their words in my speech, there's something wrong with that," Pelosi said.
  • 'BLACK OLIVES MATTER' Outrage after restaurant twists ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest slogan

    07/20/2016 7:45:49 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 130 replies
    The Sun ^ | 07/20/16 | Staff
    Paisano’s Italian restaurant was accused of making a joke in poor taste against the “Black Lives Matter” protest when it shared the “Black Olives Matter Try Our Tapenade” slogan out the front of its Alburquerque, New Mexico, premises. People have taken to social media to slam the slogan, with Claudia Sanchez writing: “As a woman of color I find your posting offensive and in very bad taste. “You simply wish to rub salt in an ugly festering wound which evil minded people refuse to allow to heal. The civilized world no longer has any tolerance for your hateful public display...
  • Mike Brown’s Mother to Speak at DNC Convention – After She Robs and Beats Her Mother-in-Law

    07/19/2016 6:04:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/19/16 | Jim Hoft
    Guess who’s speaking at the Democrat convention next week in Philly? In memory of Gentle Mike Brown – his parents Lesley McSpadden and step-dad Louis Head incited a riot in Ferguson after a grand jury refused to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Louis Head screamed: “Burn this b*tch down.” And dozens of Ferguson businesses were burnt to the ground.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcRYYvGlIts