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  • Van hits crowd in 'massive crash' in Barcelona

    08/17/2017 8:40:05 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 125 replies
    Sky News ^ | 17 August 2017
    A van has been involved in a "massive crash" in the city centre of Barcelona, with "several" injured. Police said a white van mounted the pavement and struck several people. Pictures from the scene show emergency services and civilians attending to at least two people on the ground. The Ministry of the Interior said on Twitter: "There has just been a massive trampling on the Ramblas in Barcelona by a person with a van. There are injured."
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Hillary and friends are shocked to learn radical fringe politics is NOT the new

    11/14/2016 9:12:10 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11-14-16 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Donald Trump’s victory confounded elite pollsters, journalists, politicians, academic experts and captains of industry. They all wrote him off as a fading gasbag. By every conventional barometer, he should have lost big time. His own party largely abandoned him. Former Republican presidents and primary rivals refused to endorse him. Donors bailed on him. His campaign staff was ridiculed as amateurish. Trump became the worst nightmare of the establishment, both Democratic and Republican. But unnoticed during the last month of the campaigning was a growing realization among Americans that the supposedly sober and judicious Hillary Clinton was irreparably disconnected. On the...
  • Obama Worries Future Presidents Will Wage Perpetual, Covert Drone War

    10/05/2016 12:13:57 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 31 replies
    Intercept, the | 03 October 2016 | Ryan Devereaux, Alex Emmons
    President Obama warns in a new interview of a future in which a U.S. president could engage in perpetual covert wars “all over the world.” But he claims that the accountability and transparency measures he is instituting will make that less likely. In the interview, with New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait, Obama expressed agreement with one of the most salient critiques of his drone war, that it risks creating “institutional comfort and inertia with what looks like a pretty antiseptic way of disposing of enemies.” Obama explained that he had looked at “the way in which the number of drone...
  • CA community outraged after officer kills unarmed black man [Crowd forming, fights, etc]

    09/28/2016 4:52:14 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | 28 SEP 16 | By Eliott C. McLaughlin, Max Blau and Paul Vercammen, CNN
    El Cajon, California (CNN)Activists dismayed by the police killing of an unarmed, possibly mentally ill black man in El Cajon, California, demanded Wednesday that authorities release video of the shooting. They also want a federal probe into the man's death. Police have not released the man's name. As of Wednesday afternoon, police had released little information about the incident, aside from a still photograph showing the African-American man, in what authorities describe as a "shooting stance," facing off with two officers in a parking lot.
  • Bill De Blasio and Progressives Want Terrorism Normalized

    09/26/2016 8:21:28 AM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Splice Today ^ | September 26,2016 | Chris Beck
    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced a couple of days after U.S. citizen and Afghani immigrant Ahmad Khan Rahami’s terrorist attack had injured 29 in his city that this was the time to bring in more Muslim immigrants. The timing of the Mayor’s immigration comment, which had a forced, agenda-driven quality was odd. Many New Yorkers certainly wished for a brief period of reflection, at least, before plunging willy-nilly back into the quixotic pursuit of the multicultural dream. The Mayor had just met with his London political and ideological counterpart, Sadiq Khan, who’d stated that terrorism was part...
  • Eight "New Normal" Charts That Are Insanely Abnormal--and Dangerous

    05/07/2016 11:30:27 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 03 May 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Anyone questioning the sustainability and rightness of The New Normal is immediately attacked by the mainstream-media defenders of the crumbling status quo. Not only is everything that broke in 2008 fixed, everything's going great globally, and anyone who dares question this narrative in a tin-foil hat conspiracy nut or simply an annoyingly doom-and-gloomer who recalcitrantly refuses to accept the positive glories of official statistics: low unemployment, rising valuations of stock market Unicorns, etc. But the New Normal is anything but normal; all the readings of artificial life-support and manipulation are off the charts. If the New Normal were indeed a...
  • Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman

    05/31/2014 9:23:51 AM PDT · by mojito · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/30/2014 | Kevin Williamson
    ...Regardless of the question of whether he has had his genitals amputated, Cox is not a woman, but an effigy of a woman. Sex is a biological reality, and it is not subordinate to subjective impressions, no matter how intense those impressions are, how sincerely they are held, or how painful they make facing the biological facts of life. No hormone injection or surgical mutilation is sufficient to change that. Genital amputation and mutilation is the extreme expression of the phenomenon, but it is hardly outside the mainstream of contemporary medical practice. The trans self-conception, if the autobiographical literature is...
  • Detroit Teachers Moonlight As ‘Sugar Babies’ (i.e., Paid Escorts) To Offset Wage Cuts

    08/28/2013 7:55:18 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | August 28, 2013 | CBS Detroit
    Detroit Teachers Moonlight As ‘Sugar Babies’ To Offset Wage Cuts DETROIT (WWJ) - It’s back-to-school season and many Detroit teachers are struggling in the wake of budget cuts and overcrowded classrooms. According to the National School Supply and Equipment Association, the average teacher spent at least $485 on school supplies for their classroom last year. So, what are some Detroit women doing to offset their struggles in the classroom? Well, they’re becoming “sugar babies” of course — seeking financial assistance from wealthy men online. In the Detroit School District alone, 201 teachers are moonlighting as sugar babies to offset wage...
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit Official Earns $330K Without Working

    06/09/2013 1:58:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Bay Area News Group ^ | 06/09/2013 | Thomas Peele and Daniel J. Willis
    BART's top-paid worker of 2012 never worked a day With a gross salary of more than $333,000, BART's highest-paid employee last year wasn't its general manager, police chief or a worker who racked up gobs of overtime scrubbing grime from filthy train seats. It was someone who did no work at all for BART in 2012: Dorothy Dugger, the agency's former general manager who resigned under pressure more than two years ago. Under a lucrative retirement scheme, Dugger, 57, quietly stayed on the books, burning off nearly 80 weeks of unused vacation time, drawing paychecks and full benefits for more...
  • NBC Cancels 'The New Normal'

    05/11/2013 6:12:38 PM PDT · by massmike · 108 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 05/11/2013 | Lesley Goldberg
    The New Normal has been canceled after one season at NBC. The semi-autobiographical comedy from Glee's Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler marked Murphy's first half-hour comedy and aired as part of NBC's Tuesday comedy block. Boosted by The Voice, the Justin Bartha-Andrew Rannells starrer about a gay couple starting a family earned a full-season order in October despite early protests from conservative watchdog groups.
  • A Food-Stamp Recovery Is the New Normal

    04/04/2013 10:15:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 04/04/2013 | Edward Morrissey
    Almost four years ago, in June 2009, the US entered into a technical recovery from the Great Recession touched off by the collapse of a decade-long housing bubble. The bubble collapse nearly wiped out the financial sector, thanks to extensive investment in mortgage-backed securities that ended up being nearly worthless as foreclosures swept across the nation like a wildfire. American investors lost trillions in net worth as the stock markets plunged, and the federal government shoveled out trillions more in bailouts, safety-net subsidies, and stimulus programs that promised a soft landing and then a steady recovery based on a more-sound...
  • Record High 89.3 Million People “Not In The Labor Force”

    03/09/2013 7:57:24 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    political outcast ^ | 3-8-13 | philip hodges
    The unemployment rate may have fallen from 7.9% in February to 7.7% in January, but the number of people not in the labor force has set a record all-time high. The Bureau of Labor Statistics defines those not in the labor force as those who are unemployed and no longer looking for work, including those who retired on schedule or retired early. CNS News reported the numbers: “The number of Americans designated as ‘not in the labor force’ in February was 89,304,000, a record high, up from 89,008,000 in January, according to the Department of Labor. This means that the...
  • 22 Stats That Prove That There Is Something Seriously Wrong With Young Men In America

    12/18/2012 10:50:49 AM PST · by blam · 121 replies
    TEC ^ | 12-18-2012 | Michael Snyder
    22 Stats That Prove That There Is Something Seriously Wrong With Young Men In America By Michael Snyder December 17th, 2012 When are we finally going to admit that we have a very serious problem with this generation of young men in America? We have failed them so dramatically that it is hard to put it into words. We have raised an entire generation of young males that don't know how to be men, and many of them feel completely lost. Sometimes they feel so lost that they "snap" in very destructive ways. Adam Lanza and James Holmes are two...
  • NBC Picks Up THE NEW NORMAL, REVOLUTION & GO ON for Full Seasons

    10/02/2012 5:47:37 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    tv.broadwayworld.com ^ | October 2, 2012 | TV News Desk
    On the heels of winning its first premiere week in the A18-49 demographic in nine years, NBC has picked up three of its new fall series - the adventure-drama "Revolution" and the comedies "Go On" and "The New Normal" -- for full-season commitments for the 2012-13 season, it was announced today by Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment.
  • Struggling To Advance (Are Americans now lowering their economic expectations?)

    09/29/2012 7:48:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Journal ^ | 09/29/2012 | Ronald Brownstein
    A majority of Americans now define success as not falling behind. They worry that fundamental changes in the economy are making it more difficult for them—and their children—to get ahead. The road still rises. But the climb is steeper, and the falls are more frequent. That’s the view of prospects for upward mobility in the modern American economy that emerges from the latest Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll. Although an overwhelming majority of Americans still define the U.S. as “the land of opportunity,” nearly as many agree that getting ahead is more difficult for workers today than it was for...
  • FOOD STAMP USE CLIMBS TO RECORD 46.7 MILLION

    09/04/2012 9:00:54 AM PDT · by kcvl · 15 replies
    FOOD STAMP USE CLIMBS TO RECORD 46.7 MILLION
  • Thanks to the recession, more boomers are rethinking retirement

    09/03/2012 3:51:37 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 40 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-2-12 | Diane Stafford
    Just how much the Great Recession reshaped baby boomer retirements is becoming clearer: More than ever they expect to retire later or work when they're "retired." In 1991, just one in 10 workers told the Employee Benefit Research Institute that they planned to wait to retire until they were older than 65. By 2007, three in 10 said that. This year? More than four in 10. Boomers cruising toward a traditional retirement suffered a financial comeuppance in the economic slump that began in late 2007. The downturn sapped jobs, stock and housing values, and interest on savings. Many also were...
  • Utah NBC Affiliate Won’t Air New Gay Couple Comedy ‘The New Normal’

    08/25/2012 5:29:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    yahoo ^ | 8.25.2012 | NELLIE ANDREEVA
    NBC’s Utah affiliate KSL-TV strikes again. The station, which is owned by the Mormon church, announced today that it won’t air the network’s new comedy series New Normal. Co-created by Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler, The New Normal stars Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha as gay partners who are having a baby through a surrogate. “For our brand, this program simply feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time,” Jeff Simpson, CEO of KSL’s parent company, Bonneville International, told local papers, including KSL sibling Deseret News. The New Normal is scheduled to air Tuesdays at 8:30 PM. Simpson...
  • Poverty takes its toll on life expectancy (Obama's America)

    08/18/2012 7:40:02 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/17/12
    We’re living in two Americas. But unlike 50 years ago, when Michael Harrington’s “The Other America” shone a spotlight on poverty among certain groups within the U.S., today’s “other America” is one of profound differences in the most precious of all commodities – the length of our lives. We’ve known for some time now of the health and longevity disparities between blacks and whites. But, as new findings by the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society, recently published in Health Affairs, demonstrate, the story about these longevity gaps has gone through some rather startling changes.
  • The New Normal (NBC attack on family continues)

    Pro 'gay marriage' / 'gay family' show on the way. http://www.nbc.com/the-new-normal/