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  • This device turns neon plasma into natural patterns

    08/23/2016 8:11:24 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 10 replies
    PBS ^ | 8-23-2016 | Leigh Anne Tiffany
    From zebra stripes to a honeycomb lattice, nature features breathtaking patterns. Now, physicists based in China have found a way to recreate these natural motifs in 3-D — using just a little electricity. Their new device discharges plasma — air and argon gas charged with electricity — or the same stuff found in neon lights. Using different voltages, the researchers were able to create various 3-D shapes in the plasma. “To experts, this work could advance the development of plasma physics,” co-inventor Lifang Dong of Hebei University told the NewsHour. “But to non-experts, it could explain a whole range of...
  • President Obama to meet with families of Alton Sterling, slain officers

    08/23/2016 8:05:53 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 8/23/16 | Richard Rainey
    President Barack Obama, in Baton Rouge on Tuesday (Aug. 23) to view the destruction brought last week's historic rainfall, will also meet with the family of Alton Sterling, who was shot to death during a confrontation with police officers in early July. He also planned to meet with the families of police officers who were killed in an ambush two weeks later in the wake of protests. Obama had been criticized for not coming to the state earlier to view the flood damage. He also was criticized for not coming to the city after Sterling's shooting, which was followed by...
  • NPR ending online comments

    08/23/2016 4:07:00 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 63 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2016 | Associated Press
    The news organization says it does not have any legal obligation to provide a comments section because NPR indirectly receives federal funding.
  • Rodeo clown fired for gender identity skit at Michigan fair

    08/23/2016 1:57:38 PM PDT · by massmike · 37 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 08/23/2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Michigan rodeo clown is out of a job after he joked about gender identity at the Calhoun County Fair last week. “You’re either a boy or a girl, y’all understand,” “Rockin’ Robbie Hodges told the audience Thursday. “If you’re confused, then you need help, OK?” Some audience members appeared to laugh at the joke, but an attendee who recorded the skit said many people left out of protest, a local NBC News affiliate reported. Megan Harvey, the executive director for the Calhoun County Fair, said she was disappointed by the comments. “I was very disappointed, because we do not...
  • Poll: Clinton up 16 over Trump in Virginia

    08/23/2016 11:40:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 142 replies
    Hillary Clinton is 16 points ahead of Donald Trump in Virginia, according to a new poll released Tuesday. Clinton has 48 percent support to Trump's 32 percent among likely voters in the state, the Roanoke College survey found. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson has 8 percent, and Green Party nominee Jill Stein got 3 percent. In a head-to-head matchup, Clinton's lead over Trump grows to 19 points. The poll also showed improved favorability ratings for Clinton in Virginia. Thirty-nine percent said they saw the Democratic nominee favorably, while 45 percent saw her unfavorably.
  • Barry Chamish passes away

    08/23/2016 10:12:48 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva Israel National News ^ | 2016/08/23 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Writer and conspiracy theorist Barry Chamish passed away this Tuesday from an apparent heart attack. He was 64 years old. Relatives say Chamish was found lifeless in his Florida apartment on Tuesday. No time has yet been set for the funeral. “With great sadness I must announce the passing of my father, the journalist and writer Barry Chamish, age 64,” Chamish’s son, Ariel, announced via Facebook. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, Chamish moved to Israel in 1975, becoming a freelance writer and author of more than a dozen books. His work appeared in a number of popular American publications, including The...
  • Caster Semenya returns home to heroes’ welcome:

    08/23/2016 9:23:42 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 11 replies
    Dailymailonline ^ | 8/23/16 | By Jane Flanagan, Mark Duell, Claire Duffin and David
    Controversial South Africa runner gives her gold medal to her adoring wife to look after as she is mobbed on return from Rio Controversial runner Caster Semenya arrived home to South Africa today after her predictably dominant victory in the women’s 800-metre race at Rio 2016. The athlete handed her gold medal to her wife Violet Raseboya after arriving at Johannesburg Airport following the row over her involvement in the Olympics. Semenya, 25, who once had to undergo humiliating gender testing to prove she was female, took gold and set a new national record of one minute 55 seconds. Johannesburg...
  • April 2006 Message from Dan (a long war between Islam and the West)

    08/22/2016 7:36:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    DanSimmons.com ^ | April 2006 | Dan Simmons
    Greetings Readers, Friends, and Other Visitors: The Time Traveler appeared suddenly in my study on New Year’s Eve, 2004. He was a stolid, grizzled man in a gray tunic and looked to be in his late-sixties or older. He also appeared to be the veteran of wars or of some terrible accident since he had livid scars on his face and neck and hands, some even visible in his scalp beneath a fuzz of gray hair cropped short in a military cut. One eye was covered by a black eyepatch. Before I could finish dialing 911 he announced in a...
  • Trump Tweets Video Of Hillary Calling Blacks “Super-Predators” (Video)

    08/22/2016 10:18:28 AM PDT · by blueyon · 73 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 8/22/16 | jack Flash
    Donald J. Trump✔@realDonaldTrump "@Jimbos2002: @Morning_Joe Video: Hillary referring to blacks as super predators that need to be brought to heel.
  • Hal Boyd: Gary Johnson says Mitt Romney would be 'guaranteed' a spot in his administration

    08/22/2016 7:40:28 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    On Friday, former Gov. Gary Johnson offered a guarantee. “If Mitt Romney wants to be a part of the administration, that would be a guarantee.” The comments came at Friday’s joint Deseret News-KSL editorial board meeting with Johnson and Bill Weld. I asked Johnson what role, if any, Romney might play in a Johnson-Weld administration. Although the Libertarian nominee seemed to doubt whether Romney would really be interested, he said the former Republican presidential nominee would be free to, in essence, choose his own adventure. “I think [the position] would be for Mitt Romney to decide … and I say...
  • Young writers explore common ground between Muslims and Latinos

    08/22/2016 6:54:18 AM PDT · by Pelham · 12 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | Aug. 21, 2016 | JESSICA KWONG
    In Orange County, Latinos making up the majority of Santa Ana’s population are neighbors to the Muslim Americans in Anaheim’s Little Arabia. The project is a grassroots movement to unite the two cultures by rewriting their identity and challenging stereotypes such as racial profiling. ....The teenagers ....stayed engaged as they heard commonality after commonality – including that Muslims also fear deportation when their visas expire. ....the teenagers got to work on their assignment, writing poems on how their community has crossed borders... “I will do it all for mi familia, for mi gente para que vean que estamos presente,” said...
  • “Toots” Thielemans, master of the jazz harmonica, dies at 94

    08/22/2016 6:02:49 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 19 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | August 22 2016 | T.R. Goldman
    ean-Baptiste “Toots” Thielemans, whose unrivaled mastery of the harmonica led to collaborations with jazz luminaries such as pianist Oscar Peterson and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, and whose mellifluous sound graced soundtracks as varied as “Midnight Cowboy”(1969) and the television show “Sesame Street,” died Aug. 22 in Belgium. He was 94. The cause was complications from a fall, his agent, Veerle Van de Poel, told Belgian media.
  • FULL Robby Mook interview On ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos

    08/21/2016 4:14:30 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 16 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/21/2016 | George Stephanopoulos
    See video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voJo6amxM9Y
  • Hillary Clinton Campaign Can´t find Donald Trump Stand-In For Debate Prep

    08/21/2016 2:57:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 122 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/21/16 12:04 PM | By GABBY MORRONGIELLO (@GABRIELLAHOPE_)
    Hillary Clinton's campaign is having trouble finding an individual who can effectively mimic her Republican opponent as she prepares for the upcoming presidential debates, according to Campaign Manager Robby Mook. "It's very hard to find someone to mimic the reckless temperament and the hateful instincts and divisive instincts of Donald Trump," Mook told CNN's Dana Bash on Sunday. "Preparing for a debate with him is a challenging task, but Secretary Clinton is looking forward to the debate," Mook added. He suggested the debates will give Americans an opportunity to see how Clinton's "steady leadership" compares with Trump's "very reckless temperament."...
  • EXPOSED: Ronald Reagan’s Plan For Mass Deportation Of Muslims

    08/21/2016 1:06:59 PM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 8/21/16 | Jack Flash
    Don’t mind Ronnie’s boot up your asses, boys… Excerpted from Politico Magzine: In the early morning hours of January 26, 1987, federal agents across Los Angeles charged into the homes of seven men and one woman and led them away in handcuffs. More than 100 law enforcement officers—city, state and federal—were involved. “War on Terrorism Hits LA,” read the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. The defendants were all pro-Palestinian activists, but it wasn’t clear what they’d been arrested for. Soon the government conceded it would not introduce criminal charges, instead seeking to deport the group by alleging material support to a communist...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    08/21/2016 10:33:40 AM PDT · by Faith · 14 replies
    August 21, 2016 | Faith
    He who has the Son has life; He who does not have the Son of God Does not have life. I John 5:12
  • The Inchon landing, 66 years ago next month, was brilliant. But what made it necessary?

    08/20/2016 9:57:10 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 51 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 19, 2016 | Robert Zapesochny
    When back in June 2015 Donald Trump announced he was running for president, he said during his speech, “I will find the General Patton or I will find General MacArthur. I will find the right guy. I will find the guy that’s going to take that military and make it really work.” Since then, Trump has frequently mentioned Douglas MacArthur in his speeches. It is worth discussing his importance in American history, especially as we are approaching the 66th anniversary of Battle of Inchon. While MacArthur’s greatest achievement was the creation of modern Japan, the Inchon landing on September 15,...
  • Salon: GOP Must Dump Jesus or Risk Irrelevance in ‘Post-Christian America’

    08/20/2016 7:52:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 120 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8/20/16 | by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    Salon Magazine has accused the Republican Party of being out of touch with “post-Christian America,” warning the GOP that if it doesn’t renege on its alliance with Christianity, it will soon become irrelevant. Ted Cruz’s failure to get the GOP nomination, Matthew Sheffield proclaims in Salon, “is a perfect window into trends that will set the pace of American politics for decades to come: Americans are moving away from Christianity, including people most likely to vote Republican.” To back up his claims, Sheffield cites the 2014 Pew Research study finding that 23 percent of Americans say they’re “unaffiliated” with any...
  • Outrage at NC college as 'white, male, Christian able-bodied and straight' students are told...

    08/20/2016 6:42:19 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug. 20, 2016 | Ariel Zilber
    A North Carolina university became embroiled in controversy on Friday after a student group posted a 'privilege board' on campus which calls on white, male, able-bodied, Christian, or cisgender people to 'check their privilege.' Students at Appalachian State University notice the board when they enter Plemmons Student Union, a major campus hub that has allowed the incendiary board to remain in place since last semester. The board's existence, which was first reported last year by the web site Campus Reform, has conservatives outraged over what they perceive as the singling out of one religious group as well as the imposition...
  • American Minute for August 20th:

    08/20/2016 6:01:32 AM PDT · by kindred · 13 replies
    http://www.americanminute.com/ ^ | 8/20/16 | William J Federer
    300,000 miles on horseback, from the Atlantic to the Appalachians, from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico, for 45 years, he spread the Gospel. This was Francis Asbury, Methodist Circuit riding preacher who was born AUGUST 20, 1745. In 1771, John Wesley sent Francis Asbury, age of 26, to minister in America. When the Revolution began, Asbury was the only Methodist Anglican minister to remain as he refused to return with other Anglican ministers to England, stating: "I can by no means agree to leave such a field for gathering souls to Christ as we have in America." Francis Asbury...
  • Clinton Supporter on Her Absence From Baton Rouge: ‘I’m Not Sure Where She Is’

    08/20/2016 1:09:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Washingon Free Beacon ^ | 08/19/16 | Chandler Gill
    Rep. Steve Cohen (D., Tenn.), a Hillary Clinton supporter, said he was not sure where Clinton was while Donald Trump donated a truck full of food and supplies to the victims of the historic flooding that has devastated Louisiana this week. Cohen deferred questions about Clinton by attacking Trump for having three campaign managers and said his past contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital did not actually contain items of use. “You have the optics of Mr. Trump in Louisiana today,” CNN’s Brooke Baldwin said to Cohen. “We just saw an 18-wheeler full of items that he’s donated. Can you...
  • Another honest presidential poll is blowing corrupt polling organizations

    08/19/2016 11:33:03 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 51 replies
    http://powderedwigsociety.com/credible-water/ ^ | Aug 14, 2016 | Thomas Madison
    ELDER PATRIOT – There's a strange and growing dichotomy emerging between the polls conducted by the mainstream media and those using newer and more sophisticated analytical techniques. The most recent poll reveals Trump is trouncing Hillary by 28 points nationwideaccording to unbiased responses from 100,000 respondents. By comparison, the average number of respondents to the last six polls cited on the Real Clear Politics website was only 2,858. The poll uses social media through an app called Zip Question and Answer and it allows users to both ask and answer questions with instant results from a cross-section of demographics and...
  • Graham on Trump: 'He's in a death spiral'

    08/19/2016 12:34:01 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 111 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham is worried Donald Trump's floundering presidential campaign will cost the Senate Republicans their majority. "People are getting pretty nervous about our candidates because he's in a death spiral here and nobody knows where the bottom is at," the South Carolina Republican told the New York Times. The Republican presidential nominee overhauled his campaign this week following a string of controversial comments that angered many in the party. But it is unclear if that will help Trump avoid the fall he's seen in recent national and state polls. Specifically, Republicans worry that Trump's struggles in the swing states...
  • Cochise County confirms three Zika cases

    08/19/2016 10:22:18 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Liz Manring
    Health officials have confirmed three travel-associated cases of Zika virus discovered in Cochise County earlier this month. Two county residents tested positive for the virus two weeks ago, and a third person tested positive days later, on Aug. 8. All three individuals had recently traveled to Puerto Rico, which the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports has 7,855 locally-acquired cases of the virus. “None of these people (in Cochise County) are pregnant or are able to be pregnant,” said Elizabeth Lueck, Cochise County’s public health emergency preparedness program director. She said she could not confirm all three individuals are...
  • 35 Celebrities That Support Donald Trump

    08/19/2016 10:12:15 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 21 replies
    NowBuzz ^ | 08/19/16 | Staff
    Interesting list...
  • Black College Democrat turns Republican: How one millennial decided to think for himself

    08/19/2016 4:24:53 AM PDT · by Right Wing Assault · 15 replies
    thecollegefix.com ^ | 8/5/16 | William Nardi - Roger Williams University
    Growing up, Jimmie Williams’ family and friends supported the Democrat Party. So naturally, he decided he too was a Democrat. But the older he got, the more he questioned the political path that seemed predetermined for him. He suppressed his doubts, telling The College Fix in an email interview dissenters are branded traitors to the black community. In private, however, his concerns grew — even as he took on leadership roles within the University of Memphis College Democrats and the College Democrats of Tennessee. Then, in 2014, Williams attended a meeting of the College Republicans at the University of Memphis...
  • Dad finds kids’ pot brownies, eats four, insults family cat

    08/18/2016 6:35:29 PM PDT · by digger48 · 84 replies
    WISH ^ | August 18, 2016 | WCMH Staff Reports
    OMAHA, NE (WCMH) – A dad in Nebraska learned to watch what he eats after ingesting four marijuana brownies and having to call paramedics. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the 53-year-old man was unloading groceries Tuesday and apparently found some brownies in the back of the car, which his adult children had used earlier in the day. He ate four of them. The man’s wife told police that he started having “bad anxiety” while they were watching television. She tried to call her children to ask, but couldn’t reach them. Police showed up at the house, followed by one of...
  • New facility, tech on display at open house Friday

    08/18/2016 2:10:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — The community at large will get its first look at the new Cochise College Downtown Center when the college hosts an open house for the new facility on Friday. From 3 to 6 p.m., visitors will have the chance to walk through the newly renovated halls of the former Sierra Vista Regional Health Center and speak with faculty and staff to learn about the various new technologies and course expansions that have filled the classrooms and laboratories in recent weeks. Located in the center of Sierra Vista, the new Downtown Center at the corner of Wilcox Drive...
  • Breaking Poll: Rick Perry Leads Ted Cruz by 9 Points in Texas Senate Race

    08/18/2016 9:24:55 AM PDT · by blueyon · 169 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 8/18/16 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Cruz stunned conservatives when he refused to endorse Donald Trump at the RNC Convention in Cleveland. This came after Cruz was thumped in the GOP primary race. Perry leads Cruz in a senate primary matchup 46% to 37%. The Texas Tribune reported: A new poll suggests there is at least one fellow Republican who could unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018: Rick Perry. The former Texas governor would beat Cruz by 9 percentage points, according to the forthcoming survey from the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling. Set to be released later today, the poll found Perry would get...
  • Lindsey Graham predicts Trump loss: ‘Reality is reality’

    08/18/2016 9:16:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 132 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham has predicted a massive loss for Donald Trump in November, saying the GOP presidential nominee has alienated voters to the point of no return. “Reality is reality,” the South Carolina Republican said Tuesday on WABC Radio’s Imus in the Morning, BuzzFeed first reported. “Mitt Romney got 27% of the Hispanic vote. By 2050, a majority of the country will be African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and others, and we’re losing demographically. We’ve gone from 44% with Bush to 27% with Romney, and I don’t think Donald Trump’s gonna get 20%,” Mr. Graham said. “The problems we’ve had with young...
  • Trump is right: Hillary is a BIGOT (and so is the entire Democrat Party)

    08/18/2016 8:46:01 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 24 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | 8/18/2016
    he leftist progressive media is doing everything it can to reshape the narrative when it comes to Donald Trump. I believe we clearly understand that regardless of what Trump says, the liberal progressive media is going to try and define his words to their advantage. However, the left just stepped into something that needs to be clarified — actually shoved up their “fourth point of contact.” It appears the left is taking umbrage with Trump referring to Hillary Clinton as a “bigot.” “The Democratic Party has failed and betrayed the African-American community,” Trump declared. “The Democratic Party has taken the...
  • US moves nuclear weapons from Turkey to Romania

    08/18/2016 7:38:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 76 replies
    Euractiv ^ | 08/18/16 | Georgi Gotev, Joel Schalit
    EXCLUSIVE/ Two independent sources told EurActiv.com that the US has started transferring nuclear weapons stationed in Turkey to Romania, against the background of worsening relations between Washington and Ankara . According to one of the sources, the transfer has been very challenging in technical and political terms. “It’s not easy to move 20+ nukes,” said the source, on conditions of anonymity. According to a recent report by the Simson Center, since the Cold War, some 50 US tactical nuclear weapons have been stationed at Turkey’s Incirlik air base, approximately 100 kilometres from the Syrian border. During the failed coup in...
  • Merkel says refugees didn't bring Islamist terrorism to Germany...Liberal Bubble World Report!

    Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday refugees had not brought terrorism to Germany, adding that Islam belonged in the country as long as it was practiced in a way that respected the constitution. More than a million people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere arrived in Germany last year. The mood towards them has soured after a spate of attacks on civilians last month, including three carried out by migrants. Two of those attacks were claimed by the Islamic State militant group. "The phenomenon of Islamist terrorism, of IS, is not a phenomenon that came...
  • Questions raised about CNN editing of comments by Milwaukee shooting victim's sister

    08/17/2016 6:19:01 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    WJLA.COM ^ | 17 AUGUST 2016 | STEPHEN LOIACONI
    WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — Audiences watching CNN’s coverage Monday of violent protests in Milwaukee over the police shooting of an armed black man saw footage of the victim’s sister at a vigil calling for peace. “Don’t bring the violence here and the ignorance here,” Sherelle Smith, sister of Sylville Smith, said in the brief excerpt shown on air.
  • Professor Norpoth: Trump Still Has 87% of Winning November Election

    08/17/2016 5:31:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Lou Dobbs via Youtube ^ | 08/17/16 | James Hoft
    This is a must watch for every Freeper.  This professor has been correct on ever election, (popular vote), since 1996. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fK1sc-6fGT8    
  • BREAKING: Khizr Khan Family AKA “Kinky Lick” On Ashley Madison, Using Dead Son’s Foundation....

    08/17/2016 4:15:30 PM PDT · by blueyon · 65 replies
    GotNews.com ^ | 08/17/16 | Charles C Johnson
    """BREAKING: Khizr Khan Family AKA “Kinky Lick” On Ashley Madison, Using Dead Son’s Foundation Building As Fetish Sex Club?""" The family of Khizr Khan, the anti-Trump Muslim who spoke at the DNC, was found using cheating site Ashley Madison, as well as found apparently using the building for Khan’s deceased son’s foundation as a private fetish sex club. Khizr Khan got a lot of attention for bringing up his son, Humayun Khan, who died in the Iraq War, in his attack on Trump. A quick public records search of Khizr Khan reveals he used the e-mail address “kinkylick@hotmail.com.” A search...
  • Jeb Bush boosts Cole for governor

    08/17/2016 2:25:20 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    MORGANTOWN — Jeb Bush hit the campaign trail Tuesday for West Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Bill Cole, a Donald Trump supporter in heavily pro-Trump coal country. Bush, who has said he won’t vote for Trump or Hillary Clinton for president, addressed a West Virginia business group Tuesday about fighting substance abuse, reforming the tax code, cutting regulations and overhauling the education system. But the former Florida governor’s speech largely avoided commentary on Trump, a bitter rival whose attacks became personal during a crowded Republican presidential primary. Bush also headlined a Cole fundraiser Tuesday evening. “I’d say that everybody has their...
  • How to Talk About Gun Rights With Gun Control Advocates

    08/17/2016 1:58:02 PM PDT · by sally234 · 45 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 8-17-16 | Beverly Hallberg
    Guns are a tricky topic. Very rarely do you find voters ambivalent about gun violence, gun safety, etc. Someone is either strongly pro-gun rights or pro-gun control, which makes a civil conversation difficult to start or maintain. But the solution isn’t to avoid the topic. As I mentioned in my last column, you may be the only conservative who tries to challenge a liberal’s worldview. No pressure. It may sound like a heavy weight to bear, but not if you’re prepared. So, let’s talk guns.
  • Sylville Smith’s father, Patrick: We have to ‘be better role models’

    08/17/2016 1:57:02 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    The father of Sylville Smith, an armed black man who was fatally shot by Milwaukee police, sparking a wave of violent protests over the weekend, says his son was a product of bad parenting. “What are we gonna do now? Everyone playing their part in this city, blaming the white guy or whatever, and we know what they’re doing,” Patrick Smith told a local Fox News affiliate. “These young kids gotta realize this is all a game with them. Like they’re playing Monopoly. You young kids falling into their world, what they want you to do. Everything you do is...
  • FBI Hands Over Hillary Clinton Email Probe Materials to Congress

    08/17/2016 1:07:30 PM PDT · by lacrew · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8-17-16 | Arlette Saenz and Mike Levine
    The FBI said in a statement today: “Consistent with our commitment to transparency with respect to the FBI’s investigation of former Secretary of State Clinton’s use of a personal email server, the FBI is providing certain relevant materials to appropriate congressional committees to assist them in their oversight responsibilities in this matter. The material contains classified and other sensitive information and is being provided with the expectation it will not be disseminated or disclosed without FBI concurrence.”
  • Tim Kaine: U.S. Behind Some Muslim Countries in Electing Women

    08/17/2016 11:52:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 68 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 08/17/16 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Democrat vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine says the United States is far behind some Muslim countries in treating women equally because it is “below the global average” in the percentage of women in elected office. Kaine said in a speech at a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina Tuesday: It took 144 years before women even got the right to vote in this country. What were we thinking when we said equality mattered, but no. One hundred and forty-four years. It took us that long to say in 1920, to say women get a right to vote. And now we’re...
  • Poll: Military Prefers Trump Over Clinton 2-1

    08/17/2016 11:50:40 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 43 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | July 17, 2016 | Cathy Burke
    Here's the breakdown in support, according to Military Times: Trump: 49 percent Clinton: 21 percent Libertarian Gary Johnson: 13 percent Third-party candidate: 23 percent Won't vote: 7 percent
  • McCain: ObamaCare ‘Unraveling at a Rapid Rate’

    08/17/2016 9:11:07 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 71 replies
    Tuesday on CNN’s “The Lead,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told a reporter that ObamaCare was “unraveling and at a rapid rate.” McCain said, “It’s clear that Obamacare is unraveling, and at a rapid rate. We’re going to have to go back to square one. We’re going to have to go back and not only repeal, but replace and make health care available to every American.
  • Illegal Immigrant Tapped for Clinton ‘Dreamer’ Campaign Tied to Soros-Funded Voter Effort

    08/17/2016 8:18:48 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/16/16 | Joe Schoffstall
    An illegal immigrant who was tapped by the Hillary Clinton campaign for a new effort to register Latino voters is tied to a multi-million dollar voter registration effort funded by George Soros. The Clinton campaign announced the “Mi Sueño, Tu Voto”—or “My Dream, Your Vote”—program on Sunday. The program uses stories about illegal immigrant children who are prohibited from voting to inspire Latino voters to register and vote against Donald Trump and Republicans, the Associated Press reported.
  • ESPN Panel: ‘NFL Players Don’t Speak Enough on Social/Cultural Issues’

    08/17/2016 8:09:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 87 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 8/16/2016 | Bruce Bookter
    ESPN’s Around the Horn has gone from one of the best, longest running panel shows the network has ever had, to an absolutely farcical flagship of left-wing lunacy. Yesterday, the panel at ATH lamented the fact that Cam Newton didn’t feel racially persecuted. Because, apparently, that’s bad. On Tuesday’s edition of the show, the panel discussed really silly comments made by the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers, who said the NFL’s culture makes players not speak publicly on cultural issues, out of fear of repercussions.
  • Obama to force women’s shelter to admit transgender men: report

    08/16/2016 6:43:33 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    Life Site ^ | Aug. 16, 2016 | Ben Johnson
    Barack Obama is set to finalize a federal rule requiring many women’s shelters to admit men who identify as “transgender,” potentially placing abused women and children at risk of being victimized again. If enacted, all homeless shelters – including battered women’s shelters – that receive federal funding would have to allow people to use the homeless shelter of the sex with which they identify, regardless of their appearance, anatomy, or the “complaints of other shelter residents.” Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro proposed the so-called “Equal Access Rule” last October. Media outlets say it will become...
  • Rick Perry: No 'free ride' from criticism for Gold Star dad

    08/16/2016 5:40:39 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 49 replies
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | August 16, 2016 | Naomi Lim
    Washington (CNN)Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that the Gold Star father involved in a war of words with Donald Trump shouldn't get a "free ride" from public criticism. Perry said Khizr and Ghazala Khan should have known that the Republican Party's presidential nominee would respond to their Democratic National Convention address. "Mr. Khan is the one that went out and struck the first blow, and in a campaign, if you're going to go out and think that you can take a shot at somebody and not have incoming coming back at you, shame on you," Perry, a Trump...
  • Oh My – New York Times Quietly Discusses Data Evidence of “The Monster Vote”

    08/16/2016 3:52:27 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 30 replies
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | June 9, 2016 | Sundance
    "subtlety", "nuance", "twitches", "tremors", "fine tuning", these the less visible notations a researcher can find when they look into the quiet data the smart-set stroll past. However, that said, when the New York Times is noticed shuffling around in the same data sets, you just know they are attempting to quantify the reality behind the stats the MSM consistently, and fraudulently, represent. In addition, when they stop looking over their shoulder and begin polishing off the dirt from the glowing nugget, well,.. they wouldn't be standing next to us if they didn't suspect we were mining in a more lucrative...
  • Marco Rubio stands by calling Trump a 'con artist,' still supports him

    08/16/2016 1:08:54 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    (CNN)Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is standing by his description of Donald Trump as "a con artist," but he says in a new interview he still plans to support the real estate mogul for president. "I've stood by everything I ever said in my campaign," Rubio told the Miami Herald editorial board Monday when asked about his comments made during the Republican presidential primary earlier this year. He said the race is "in a different place now" -- with voters facing a "binary choice" between Trump and Hillary Clinton. "In our republic, while the presidency is powerful, there is a balance...
  • John Kasich is getting the band back together in New Hampshire, perhaps with an eye on 2020

    08/16/2016 11:31:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – John Kasich will return this month to New Hampshire, site of one of his brightest moments as a Republican presidential candidate earlier this year. The Ohio governor will be in the state Aug. 28-29 for a reunion with his supporters there and to campaign and raise money for GOP gubernatorial hopeful Chris Sununu. Sununu is competing in a September primary. His brother, former U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu, was one of the highest-profile surrogates for Kasich's unsuccessful White House bid. "It's been too many years since New Hampshire has had a Republican governor and Chris Sununu is...