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  • Robert Woodson: If All Whites Moved Out of USA, How Would It Solve Inner-City Problems?

    06/30/2015 6:47:29 PM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | Susan Jones
    The solution to poverty begins in the neighborhoods and the people affected by it, says Robert Woodson, the founder and president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise. "You always have to begin with a solution in mind," Woodson told CSPAN Tuesday morning in a discussion on poverty. "I tell people, what is your solution? If all whites tomorrow were to move to Canada and Europe, tell me how it would affect the black on black crime rate, how would it it affect the out-of-wedlock births, how would it affect the spread of AIDS? How would it affect those issues?" he...
  • Cheryl Burke, Thomas Roberts won't host Miss USA

    06/30/2015 3:50:15 PM PDT · by South40 · 45 replies
    MSN (AP) ^ | 30 JUN 2015 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Miss USA has lost its all of its co-hosts. "Dancing with the Stars'" Cheryl Burke and MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts said Tuesday they won't take part in the July 12 pageant after Donald Trump made remarks about Mexicans while announcing his run for president. On Monday, NBC said it would cancel its Miss USA coverage and part ways with Trump, with whom it owns the pageant.
  • Brett Favre in SI: 'I think I could play'

    06/30/2015 11:39:47 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6-30-15 | JS Sports Blog
    Brett Favre, wearing his old Green Bay Packers No. 4 jersey, is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week as part of the magazine's "Where are They Now" issue. Favre voices many of the same thoughts he did back in October when Journal Sentinel reporter Tyler Dunne visited him at his home in Mississippi, talking about his life today, the physical toll the game took on him, his reconciliation with the Packers after the messy departure in 2008, and more. He also thinks he could still play in the NFL – sort of. "I think I could play,"...
  • Newborn safe after mom gets stranded in forest, gives birth alone

    06/30/2015 9:13:08 AM PDT · by dware · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06.30.2015 | Fox News
    A Northern California woman who opted to drive an unfamiliar path to her parents’ house while in labor found herself alone during childbirth and fighting off bees shortly after, KCRA.com reported. Amber Pangborn, 35, told the news station that amidst a drive in Plumas County National Forest to her parents’ house on Thursday, she ended up giving birth alone to her daughter Marissa. Next, her cellphone died and her car ran out of gas.
  • Poll: Majority Want to Keep Confederate Generals Honored on Sites

    06/30/2015 7:52:59 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    News Max ^ | 06/29/15 | Cathy Burke
    IMPORTANT: Don't make a Terrible Mistake in 2016... Home | America Tags: confederate | generals | honor | forts | leadership Poll: Majority Want to Keep Confederate Generals Honored on Sites By Cathy Burke | Monday, 29 Jun 2015 08:53 PM Short URL| Email Article| Comment| Contact| Print| A A Copy Shortlink An overwhelming majority of Americans say they don't want the Army to rename facilities honoring Confederate generals, a new online survey shows. According to Stars and Stripes, 88 percent of 21,504 online responses voted in favor of keeping the names. The question elicited more than 1,300 comments, Stars...
  • Black Churches Burn Across the South

    06/30/2015 5:04:21 AM PDT · by Fay · 28 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6.30.2015 | Mark Tapson
    The Washington Post reports that six predominately black churches have burned in the last week in the wake of the Charleston church massacre perpetrated by a white supremacist. Currently arson is suspected in at least three of those fires. The first fire came on June 21 when someone set fire to some hay bales outside the College Hill Seventh Day Adventist in Knoxville, Tennessee. The church sustained minor damage, and police said the fire is being investigated as arson but not as a hate crime. Early June 23, God’s Power Church of Christ in Macon, Georgia, caught fire. Firefighters arrived...
  • Robert Redford sees 'last chance' to fix climate

    06/29/2015 4:50:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 6/29/15 | AFP
    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Robert Redford told the United Nations on Monday that negotiations on a global deal to tackle climate change could be the world's "last chance" to save the planet. "This December, the world must unite behind a common goal," said the American actor and producer. "Because look, this is it. This is our only planet, our only life source. "This may be our last chance." World governments will try to forge a new global accord to address climate change at a UN climate conference in Paris in December, with both developed and developing countries committing...
  • China's Great Wall 'is disappearing'

    06/29/2015 4:47:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 6/29/15 | AFP
    Around 30 percent of China's Ming-era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities -- including stealing the bricks to build houses -- erode the UNESCO World Heritage site, state media reported. The Great Wall is not a single unbroken structure but stretches for thousands of kilometres in sections, from Shanhaiguan on the east coast to Jiayuguan in the windswept sands on the edge of the Gobi desert. In places it is so dilapidated that estimates of its total length vary from 9,000 to 21,000 kilometres (5,600 to 13,000 miles), depending on whether missing...
  • Pink salmon risk double dose of acidification, in rivers and sea

    06/29/2015 2:44:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 6/29/15 | Alister Doyle - Reuters
    OSLO (Reuters) - Pink salmon in the Pacific Ocean face a double threat of acidification linked to greenhouse gas emissions since it slows their early growth in rivers and disrupts the chemistry of seawater, a study showed on Monday. Impacts have in the past been more studied in the seas than in fresh water. But the Canadian study found that acidification of rivers could make young pink salmon, the most abundant type in the Pacific, smaller and more vulnerable to predators by dampening their ability to smell danger. Damage done by acidification "in fresh water in pink salmon could occur...
  • Rapper Opens BET Awards Singing About Police Brutality Atop Vandalized Cop Car

    06/29/2015 3:05:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/28/15 | Photo of Kaitlan Collins Kaitlan Collins
    Kendrick Lamar opened the BET Awards Sunday night rapping about police brutality while on top of a vandalized police car with a ripped American flag waving behind him. Performing his song “Alright,” the 28-year-old rapped about overcoming his struggles. Many saw the performance as a political statement referencing recent events in Ferguson and Baltimore.
  • Gay rights central to Elena Kagan fight ["no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage"]

    06/28/2015 9:21:17 PM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | May 12, 2010 | Carol E. Lee
    President Barack Obama has always treaded lightly around the topic of gay rights, sidestepping a full-on culture war over an issue critical to part of his base. But as much as race or abortion have dominated past Supreme Court confirmation hearings, gay rights are likely to play a more central role in the upcoming fight over Elena Kagan than they have for any previous nominee. Already, conservatives are trying to paint Kagan as a guaranteed liberal vote for issues like gay marriage. Yet on the left, the response to Kagan has been split — those who are skeptical of Kagan’s...
  • BLOCKBUSTER PROOF: Slain South Carolina Pastor Voted FOR Confederate Flag

    06/28/2015 3:40:40 PM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies
    D.C. Whispers ^ | June 27, 2015
    BLOCKBUSTER PROOF: Slain South Carolina Pastor Voted FOR Confederate Flag June 27, 2015 Look at the evidence quickly before it is scrubbed by the powers that be… His death was quickly used by the Mainstream Media and the Obama White House as a tool by which they could call for the outright banning of a historical image sacred to many who proudly declare their Southern heritage. And yet, the facts of Pastor Clementa Pinckney’s actual vote to locate the Confederate flag during his first term as a South Carolina senator have been willfully ignored by those same figures. Senator Pinckney...
  • Karl Penhaul Dropped by CNN After Tweets Calling Donald Trump ‘Racist Idiot’

    06/28/2015 3:23:16 PM PDT · by South40 · 22 replies
    TVNewser ^ | 26 JUN 2015 | Mark Joyella
    CNN will no longer use freelance international correspondent Karl Penhaul, after a series of tweets to Donald Trump and members of his family calling the Republican presidential candidate a racist.
  • BRISTOL PALIN STRIKES BACK: ‘THIS PREGNANCY WAS ACTUALLY PLANNED

    06/28/2015 12:21:22 PM PDT · by Bratch · 162 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | July 28, 2015 | SARAH RUMPF
    In response to the chorus of critics who attacked her after she announced she was pregnant, Bristol Palin posted a follow up blog post titled “My Little Blessing,” affirming her strong pro-life beliefs and clarifying some of the misrepresentations being made about her. [...] “None of us are perfect,” she continued, before explaining that the baby had been planned with her former fiance before the relationship ended: I made a mistake, but it’s not the mistake all these giddy a$$holes have loved to assume. This pregnancy was actually planned. Everyone knows I wanted more kids, to have a bigger family. Believing I was...
  • Yoel Romero Takes out Lyoto Machida and 'Gay Jesus' in 1 Night [What Happened to You, USA?!?]

    06/28/2015 11:11:27 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | 6/28/2015 | Jonathan Snowden
    UFC middleweight Yoel Romero says he did not refer to same-sex marriage during a controversial postfight victory speech on Saturday, following a knockout win over Lyoto Machida in Hollywood, Florida. Romero, who was born in Cuba, set off a firestorm on social media when he asked in accented English, "What happened to you USA?" His closing comment came under the most scrutiny, as he apparently said, "Go for Jesus, not for gay Jesus," or "Go for Jesus, not forget Jesus." Romero's comments were quickly linked to Friday's Supreme Court ruling in favor of the constitutional right to same-sex marriage...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    06/28/2015 11:09:41 AM PDT · by Faith · 13 replies
    June 28, 2015 | Faith
    Whom have I in heaven but Thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides Thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. Psalm 73: 25-26
  • Standing For Biblical Marriage - Message to Pastors

    06/28/2015 7:20:27 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 18 replies
    krisannehall.com ^ | June 26, 2015 | Krisanne Hall
    If Pastors want to be able to take a legal stand against government forced marriage, they must do these things! 1. Stop signing ANY marriage license, even at the State Level. Do you believe that Marriage is a covenant between an man, woman, and God? Then you have to act like it. Refusing to marry by any government sanction is the ONLY way you will defeat this mandate in court. 2. Relinquish your 501c3 status IMMEDIATELY. You don't need the IRS's approval to be tax exempt. That comes from the Constitution. Who is your provider anyway? Remember, you can't serve...
  • CNN Mistakes Sex Toy Flag For ISIS Flag At London Gay Pride

    06/28/2015 1:50:31 AM PDT · by Ulmius · 10 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 06/27/2015 | Andres Jauregui
    They got one thing right -- that's definitely not Arabic. CNN devoted a segment to a purported ISIS flag that was spotted by correspondent Lucy Pawle in London during the city's gay pride celebrations Saturday. “If you look at the flag closely, it’s clearly not Arabic,” Pawle said. “In fact, it looks like it could be gobbledegook. But it’s very distinctively the ISIS flag.” That "gobbledegook" appears to be a an assortment of butt plugs, dildos and other sex toys arranged to look like the ISIS flag. Pawle went on to cast suspicion on a man dressed in black at...
  • Telling On Themselves: Rural Cleansing in Idaho and Montana

    06/27/2015 9:55:40 PM PDT · by MarMema · 67 replies
    the daily herb ^ | june 2015 | poet herbalist
    I just love it when someone slips up, and tells us country folk what’s really being planned for us. Rural cleansing is the purposeful removal of rural citizens from the countryside and the relocation of rural populations into urban areas. Many public officials and media pundits scoff at the mere suggestion that rural cleansing is taking place, but the problem, you see, is that there are people who have inadvertently left tell-tale clues we can use to piece together things for ourselves. One of the most startling clues I’ve run across lately comes from a July 1, 1998 newspaper article...
  • Confederate Battle Flag - Karen Cooper - MUST SEE (Former Nation of Islam Woman)

    06/27/2015 8:55:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06/25/15
    "Slavery was something that happened and it didn’t just happen in the South, it happened world wide. - I feel I’m a slave now because the federal government does control me, I can’t smoke what I want to smoke, I can’t drink what I want to drink. If I want to put something into my body, it’s my body, not theirs. So what gives them the right to tell me what I should do? That’s tyranny. But yet, and still, it’s only the Southerners and it’s only the battle flag that has all the weight and guilt on it. It’s...
  • Baltimore police open probe into new shooting of unarmed black man [who was a violent scumbag]

    06/27/2015 7:30:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | June 27, 2015 | John Clarke
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police have opened an investigation into the killing of an unarmed black man by law enforcement officers outside Baltimore, authorities said on Saturday, two months after the city was rocked by protests over the death of another African-American who was taken into custody. The latest incident unfolded in the Baltimore suburb of Owing Mills, where three officers fired at least 19 rounds and killed Spencer Lee McCain, 41, during a domestic disturbance on Thursday. The Baltimore County police's homicide unit is investigating, police said in a statement Saturday. A woman and two children were also in the...
  • Secret tunnel near 'Dracula's dungeon' uncovered

    06/27/2015 2:59:19 PM PDT · by ETL · 36 replies
    FoxNews - Digging History ^ | June 27, 2015 | Arden Dier
    Archaeologists still aren't entirely sure where a secret passageway beneath a castle in Turkey leads, but visitors can now explore it for themselves. Not far from where Vlad the Impaler—the inspiration for Dracula—was reportedly held in one of two dungeons inside Tokat Castle, the tunnel stretches for about 100 feet before the path is blocked, reports Hurriyet Daily News. "We have made progress. Since it has an angle of 45 degrees, it is hard to remove stones and earth," culture and tourism director Abdurrahman Akyuz says of the tunnel, found during restoration efforts in 2009. "We think that this tunnel...
  • CNN reports ISIS flag at Pride March(really a sex toy flag)

    06/27/2015 1:58:52 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 36 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/27/15 | Tony hodges
    Cnn reports an isis flag at pride march but it's really just, well just see for yourself.
  • U.S. to fast track $29 million to help Charleston shooting victims' families

    06/27/2015 10:04:41 AM PDT · by grundle · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 19, 2015
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department will fast track the sending of $29 million to South Carolina to help families of victims of the mass murder of nine churchgoers at a historic black church in Charleston, a Justice Department spokesman said on Friday. An unspecified portion of the money, allocated under the government's national Crime Victim Assistance Formula Grant program, can be used to provide services to the families of victims of the shootings at Emmanuel AME Church, spokesman Kevin Lewis said.
  • Bristol Palin is pregnant again and doesn’t want a lecture about it

    06/26/2015 1:31:20 PM PDT · by grundle · 145 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2015 | Helena Andrews
    Bristol Palin is pregnant and this is news. The 24-year-old daughter of former vice presidential candidate and “SNL” punching bag Sarah Palin has spent the last seven years since her mom’s failed bid for the White House making abstinence (and holiness in general) her personal and very profitable cause celeb. In 2008, 17-year-old Palin’s unplanned teen pregnancy threatened to derail her mom’s White House hopes. But her potentially embarrassing narrative quickly turned to one of resilience and the reality shows followed. Palin appeared on season 11 of “Dancing with the Stars” and in her own Lifetime docu-series, “Bristol Palin: Life’s...
  • Source: Escapee Matt shot, may be dead (It's official, he's pining for the fjords)

    06/26/2015 1:25:15 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 54 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 6/26/15 | Maki Becker
    MALONE – Richard Matt has been shot and may be dead near Malone, a source has told The Buffalo News. Tweets from the Plattsburgh Press Republican said that several trooper cars with lights flashing were headed west in Malone of Fayette Road about 4 p.m..
  • State Department: 15 Emails Missing From Hillary Clinton Cache

    06/26/2015 1:05:06 PM PDT · by grundle · 10 replies
    CNBC/Associated Press ^ | June 26, 2015
    The State Department cannot find in its records all or part of 15 work-related emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server that were released this week by a House panel investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, officials said Thursday. The emails all predate the Sept. 11 assault on the U.S. diplomatic facility and include scant words written by Clinton herself, the officials said. They consist of more in a series of would-be intelligence reports passed to her by longtime political confidant Sidney Blumenthal, the officials said. Nevertheless, the fact that the State Department says it can't find them among...
  • WPOP To Bring Another Talker To Hartford

    06/26/2015 12:44:51 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 6 replies
    radioinsight ^ | 6/26/15 | Lance Venta
    iHeartMedia is flipping Sports “Fox Sports 1410” WPOP Hartford to News/Talk. iHeart has registered 1410WPOP.com, NewsRadio1410.com, NewsRadio1410WPOP.com, NewsRadioWPOP.com, and WPOP1410.com. The flip will eliminate one of two Sports stations in the iHeart Hartford cluster as the company also owns “ESPN 97.9” WUCS. The station will become the third Talk station in the market joining Connoisseur’s “Talk of Connecticut” 610 WDRC and CBS’s 1080 WTIC. iHeart will likely duplicate the lineup of sister 960 WELI New Haven, which includes the syndicated Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity who do not have clearances in the Hartford market. The big question could be whether...
  • Obama says Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling is justice 'with a thunderbolt'

    06/26/2015 9:14:42 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 73 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 06/26/15 | Market Watch Staff
    President Barack Obama on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court decision to give same-sex couples the right to marry. In a speech in the Rose Garden, Obama called the ruling justice "with a thunderbolt." The president acknowledged that many Americans have religious objections to the high-court decision. "Today should also give us hope that the many issues we grapple, often painfully, real change is possible," he said. The president said the ruling was the result of small acts of courage by ordinary Americans that made the country realize that "love is love."
  • Stop Blaming the Supreme Court

    06/26/2015 8:46:50 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 58 replies
    Vanity | 6/26/15 | LRoggy
    Stop blaming the Supreme Court and start looking ourselves in the mirror. The path forward is clear . . . until we regain control of the education of our kids and clean out the progressive influence throughout it we are screwed. Young conservatives out there . . . major in education and become teachers Conservative Parents . . . volunteer for the PTA and infiltrate the younger grade apparatus Republican governors . . imitate Walker and start to take on tenure Run for school boards all over the place and reject the leftist textbooks. Focus on secular conservative ideas to...
  • Rest in Peace Steed

    06/25/2015 2:44:24 PM PDT · by petro45acp · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 20150625 | Fox News
    Patrick Macnee, the British-born actor best known as dapper secret agent John Steed in the long-running 1960s TV series "The Avengers," has died. He was 93. Macnee died Thursday of natural causes with his family at his bedside in Rancho Mirage, his son Rupert said in a statement. The clever spy drama, which began in 1961 in Britain, debuted in the United States in 1966.
  • Hope' poster artist Shepard Fairey faces arrest in Detroit

    06/25/2015 9:50:17 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | June 25, 2015 | NICK GASS
    The street artist who created the “Hope” poster that came to symbolize President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign faces felony charges in Detroit for allegedly tagging properties that he did not have permission to graffiti. According to the Detroit Free Press, street artist Shepard Fairey has a warrant out for his arrest on two counts of malicious destruction of property and faces up to five years in jail and possibly more than $10,000 in fines. The warrant for Fairey’s arrest was filed last Friday and first reported on Wednesday.
  • The dark side of America’s reluctant part-time workers

    06/25/2015 7:28:36 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 20 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 06/25/15 | Quentin Fottrell
    Nearly half of the 26.5 million Americans (46%) who work part-time are desperate to work full-time, according to a new report — “A Tale of Two Workforces: The Benefits and Burdens of Working Part Time” — by Rutgers University. The vast majority of the nation’s 26 million part-time workers — from college students working in coffee shops between classes to freelance computer software designers working for multinationals — receive no benefits beyond their paychecks and almost one-third say their financial condition is flat out poor. Nearly one-in-five American workers is employed in a part-time job, logging fewer than 35 hours...
  • Today in History

    06/25/2015 5:27:06 AM PDT · by Phlap · 8 replies
    UPI ^ | 06/25/2015
    In 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision interpreted as barring prayer in public schools.
  • Rush Limbaugh: The American Left Sees Conservatives as More of an Enemy Than ISIS

    06/25/2015 5:16:25 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/24/15 | Jim Hoft
    Yesterday ISIS released video of their latest execution techniques. In one scene the Islamic State strapped a string of bombs around the necks of a line of prisoners – then blew them up. Today Rush Limbaugh explained how the left sees conservatives as more of a threat than the Islamic State. From the Rush Limbaugh Show: RUSH: Now, isn’t it interesting, however, what is the one thing, when you read about ISIS in news coverage in this country, ISIS can run around — the latest news of ISIS is the methods they’re now using to kill people, mass murders. For...
  • Racial Terrorism in America

    06/24/2015 8:50:00 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 25 replies
    Final Call ^ | June 24, 2015 | Brian E. Muhammad
    Mass killing inside historic Black church comes as Blacks grapple with ugly reality: There is no safe haven, safe place inside this country.
  • There's a Reason We Mostly Hear About White 'Micro-Aggressions'

    06/24/2015 6:57:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 24, 2015 | Ann Coulter
    The massacre of black churchgoers in Charleston by an evil psycho is a hideous thing. The case is especially sickening because the victims were chosen specifically because of their race. Thank God it's extremely rare for whites to target black people for attack. And yet the public is being told by The New York Times, The Washington Post, MSNBC and Salon that the Charleston massacre is proof that we live in a country packed with marauding racist murderers. It's like saying we have an epidemic of men flying gyrocopters onto Capitol Hill. Yes, there's that one time, but I notice...
  • Obama looking to avoid Waldorf hotel in New York after Chinese purchase

    06/24/2015 5:13:13 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 24, 2015 | Oliver Knox
    Every president since Franklin D. Roosevelt has stayed in the presidential suite on the 35th floor of the Waldorf Astoria New York in Manhattan. The accommodations run $4,000-$6,000 per night, hotel officials say, and feature souvenirs collected from past commanders in chief and security measures like bulletproof glass windows. Current and former White House officials have long considered the hotel and its staff as the best in the world at hosting the most powerful man in the world.
  • Obama Says U.S. Won't Prosecute Ransom Payers...?

    06/24/2015 11:21:09 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 27 replies
    FOX Business ^ | 06/24/15 | Greg Robb
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a new hostage policy designed in large measure to ensure that families of captives are treated as partners. Several families of hostages have complained recently that they were held at arms-length and treated with suspicion. In a speech at the White House, Obama said that the new policy was designed to make families partners and allow them to communicate with the hostage takers or pay ransom without fear of prosecution. In some cases, the government would facilitate that communication to make sure that they are not defrauded. But Obama stuck with the...
  • Did You Know the First Legal Slave Owner in America Was a Black Man?

    06/24/2015 11:08:58 AM PDT · by blueyon · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 4/23/15 | Jim Hoft
    Here’s something you won’t read about in the US history books. The first legal slave owner in America was black and he owned white slaves. Anthony Johnson (BC 1600 – 1670) was an Angolan who achieved freedom in the early 17th century Colony of Virginia. Johnson was captured in his native Angola by an enemy tribe and sold to Arab (Muslim) slave traders. He was eventually sold as an indentured servant to a merchant working for the Virginia Company. Sometime after 1635, Antonio and Mary gained their freedom from indenture. Antonio changed his name to Anthony Johnson. In 1651 Anthony...
  • US announces new tank and artillery deployment in Europe

    06/24/2015 7:50:11 AM PDT · by Fay · 4 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 6/24/2015 | BBC Workd News
    The US is to deploy heavy weapons - including tanks, armoured vehicles and artillery - in a number of European nations, amid Nato concerns over Russia's role in Ukraine. US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said the equipment would be placed in Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania. Nato has vowed to boost defences in the east as ties with Russia have soured. Russia has condemned the new Nato and US moves. Responding earlier to reports of the planned deployment, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Nato of "coming to our borders". On a visit to the Estonian capital, Tallinn, Mr...
  • 'Never Want To Offend': Walmart Pulls Confederate Flag Merchandise

    06/23/2015 6:50:23 PM PDT · by virtuous · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 22, 2015 | M. Alex Johnson
    Page after page of Confederate-themed goods vanished from Walmart's website as the retail giant said Monday that it was pulling the merchandise in the aftermath of the Charleston, South Carolina, church shootings. "We never want to offend anyone with the products that we offer," Walmart said in a statement Monday. "We have taken steps to remove all items promoting the confederate flag from our assortment — whether in our stores or on our web site. "We have a process in place to help lead us to the right decisions when it comes to the merchandise we sell," said the company,...
  • Mexico may pull out of Miss Universe pageant because of Donald Trump's comments

    06/23/2015 6:51:38 PM PDT · by South40 · 61 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 23 JUN 2015
    The woman in charge of the organization that chooses Miss Mexico said she is considering pulling the country from the Miss Universe pageant because of Donald Trump's controversial comments last week. Former Miss Universe Lupita Jones, who became the first Mexican to win the crown in 1991, said on Twitter that she is concerned about her country’s participation in the annual competition after the presidential candidate said during his campaign launch that Mexico doesn't send its best to the U.S., instead the country sends drugs, crime and rapists. Jones is national director of Nuestra Belleza Mexico, which chooses its country's...
  • Hillary, pay your interns [written by a Hillary supporter] [link only]

    06/23/2015 4:56:16 PM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    USA Today [link only] | June 23, 2015 | Carolyn G. Osorio
    link only: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2015/06/23/hillary-clinton-unpaid-intern-millenials-column/28936259/
  • Obama Logic? Racism is Genetic, Gender is a Choice [Critical Race Theory = Black Racism]

    06/23/2015 9:49:47 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 6/23/2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Our pro-cross dressing President apparently doesn’t think people have DNA that makes them male or female. But he has just told an interviewer that white people and others have DNA that makes them racist and that American institutions are racist, too. These claims are described by our media as “bold” rather than bizarre racial slurs. CNN reported that Obama, during an appearance on a comedy show, said “the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow, discrimination” exists in institutions and casts “a long shadow and that’s still part of our DNA that’s passed on.” The host, comedian Marc Maron, has been a...
  • Pope’s key science advisor Hans Schellnhuber is an atheist who believes in ‘Gaia, but not in God’

    06/23/2015 9:30:01 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 77 replies
    ClimateDepot.com ^ | June 23, 2015 7:45 AM | By: Marc Morano - Climate Depot
    So dedicated is Schellnhuber to this belief that he says “the Gaia approach may even include the influence of biospheric activities on the Earth’s plate-tectonic processes.” Not the other way around, mind you, where continental drift and earthquakes effects life, but where life effects earthquakes...
  • Kennywood employee arrested at park on child porn charges

    06/23/2015 9:22:51 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 13 replies
    WPXI ^ | June 23, 2015 | uncredited
    Authorities confirm to Channel 11's Rick Earle that a man who worked at Kennywood was arrested last Wednesday on child pornography charges. Agents with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office arrested Nicholas Lancos at the amusement park with the help of Kennywood police. Investigators say they found child pornography on a computer owned by Lancos at his Greenfield Avenue home. Lancos was a seasonal employee who worked in the park's rides department.
  • Dick Van Patten has died

    06/23/2015 8:48:37 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 23 replies
    Just saw it on Foxnews | 6.22.15 | vladimir998
    No details yet
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS’S TED CRUZ GUN PHOTOS DISAPPEAR FROM IMAGE WIRE

    06/23/2015 5:49:10 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/23/15 | Ezra Dulis
    A search of APImages.com for “Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)93% ” no longer yields a handful of photos from photojournalist Charlie Neibergall wherein the barrel of a gun on a poster points to the U.S. Senator and presidential candidate’s head.(snip) UPDATE: AP Vice President and Director of Media Relations Paul Colford confirms that the news organization has decided to prevent future licensing of the photos showing guns pointed at Cruz. Breitbart News asked whether AP had encountered any outside pressure from politicians to remove the photos. Colford replied, “this was entirely an in-house decision.”
  • 21st Century Crop Dusting: FAA Approves Large Drone Use On Farms

    06/22/2015 6:52:54 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 39 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | 5/5/2015 | Staff
    FRESNO (CBS/AP) — A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States. Steve Markofski of Yamaha Corp. U.S.A. said Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval is a first. He says drones are already used to take pictures to help farmers identify unhealthy patches of crops, but this is the first time they’ll be able to carry a payload. Markofski says Yamaha’s 207-pound (94-kilogram) RMAX looks like a small helicopter and is remotely piloted. It received FAA approval Friday. Markofski says farmers in Japan...