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  • Obamacare’s Architect Reveal His Master Plan To Fix The Law: Bigger Penalties

    10/26/2016 9:12:50 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 9 replies ^ | October 26, 2016
    'The law's working as designed. . . However, it could work better. . . we need a larger mandate penalty.' Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber joined CNN on Wednesday morning to say the best way to fix the failing health-care law he engineered would be to increase the “penalty.” A recent study found that Obamacare insurance plans will cost many Americans about 22 percent more next year. For some — like those in Phoenix, Arizona — the cost is much worse, about a 145 percent increase. Since the news broke earlier this week, the Obama administration has frantically been trying to...
  • Health Law Tax Penalty? I’ll Take It, Millions Say

    10/26/2016 9:11:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | OCT. 26, 2016 | ROBERT PEAR
    The architects of the Affordable Care Act thought they had a blunt instrument to force people — even young and healthy ones — to buy insurance through the law’s online marketplaces: a tax penalty for those who remain uninsured. It has not worked all that well, and that is at least partly to blame for soaring premiums next year on some of the health law’s insurance exchanges. The full weight of the penalty will not be felt until April, when those who have avoided buying insurance will face penalties of around $700 a person or more. But even then that...
  • Trump son tours Yuengling brewery in Schuylkill County

    10/26/2016 9:10:38 PM PDT · by Phillyred · 3 replies
    If Donald Trump were president, there'd be a lot more places like D.G. Yuengling & Son, the Pottsville, Schuylkill County-based brewing company. So said Eric Trump, son of the Republican Party nominee for president, Monday during a whistle-stop tour of Yuengling's brewery in East Norwegian Township. WELCOME GUEST! | SUBSCRIBE | LOG IN Reading Eagle WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26 Reading Eagle: Jeremy Drey | Richard "Dick" Yuengling Jr., left, shakes hands with Eric Trump, son of Republican presidential nominee Donald J Trump, during a campaign stop Monday at the Yuengling brewery in East Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County. Reading Eagle: Jeremy Drey...
  • Refugee Flow Continues to Greece Unabated; Frustration at Overcrowded Camps

    10/26/2016 8:58:26 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 1 replies
    Greek Greece Reporter ^ | 10/26/2016 | Mary Harris
    The refugee and migrant flows from Turkey to Greece continue unabated with the number of trapped foreigners on Greek islands at 15,714 people. Over the last 20 days, there were 2,228 refugees and migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey, according to data from the International Organization of Migrants (IOM). Of these, 107 refugees arrived over the last 24 hours. From the start of the year until October 23, there were 169,302 arrivals via the Aegean Sea. The death toll from the perilous crossing is at 3,671 people this year alone.
  • In Zimbabwe, a Strange Black Market Where the American Dollar Trades Against Itself

    10/26/2016 8:57:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Mail & Guardian Africa | JUN 2016 | BRIAN LATHAM AND CHENGETAI ZVAUYA
    In Zimbabwe, a strange black market where the American dollar trades against itself
  • Donald Trump Offers His Version of ‘New Deal for Black America’

    10/26/2016 8:52:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 26, 2016 | NICK CORASANITI
    With less than two weeks before Election Day, Donald J. Trump returned to a policy-focused message in an address here Wednesday that he billed as “a new deal for black America.” Mr. Trump laid out a platform that combined elements of his education proposals, tax cuts and immigration policies to revive urban areas that he has described as blighted and in despair. “That deal is grounded in three promises: safe communities, great education and high-paying jobs,” Mr. Trump told the crowd of roughly 700 people, gathered by invitation, in a more intimate setting than the raucous rallies that are the...
  • Human Urine Eroding World’s Tallest Church Tower

    10/26/2016 8:44:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | October 25, 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    The world’s tallest church is slowly disintegrating at its base due to human urine. Officials responsible for upkeep of the Ulm Minster Church in Ulm, Germany, say the stone base of the tower is eroding due to salt and acids in urine from drunken revelers urinating on the base, CNN reports. The erosion has become such a problem that city officials doubled fines to 100 euros for anyone caught urinating. “I’ve been keeping an eye on it for half a year now and, once again, it’s coated with urine and vomit,” Michael Hilbert, the building’s head of maintenance, told Südwest...
  • BREAKING: @HillaryClinton’s E-Mail Server Company Got Almost $1 Million In Gov’t Loans After...

    10/26/2016 8:42:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 2 replies ^ | 10/26/16 | Charles C. Johnson
    "BREAKING: @HillaryClinton’s E-Mail Server Company Got Almost $1 Million In Gov’t Loans After Wiping E-Mails" K. J. Gillenwater was the primary researcher behind this story. Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server company got almost $1 million in government loans starting immediately after they were secretly asked to wipe Hillary Clinton’s name from her e-mails. Platte River Networks (PRN) got a $493,000 loan from the Small Business Administration in August 2014 and another $350,000 loan in September 2015:
  • African Exits Threaten to Further Erode International Criminal Court

    10/26/2016 8:36:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | OCT. 26, 2016 | SOMINI SENGUPTA
    The International Criminal Court has begun investigating war crimes in Georgia, is looking into British soldiers accused of torture in Iraq and, in one of its most politically delicate missions yet, sent a team to Israel to discuss crimes in Gaza. But as the court tries to expand into new geography and investigate new types of crimes, it faces the most serious challenge to its existence: Three nations, all from Africa, have announced that they will no longer work with the tribunal, intensifying a longstanding debate over whether it is biased against the continent. This week, Gambia, known for crushing...
  • Vice Presidential Candidate Mike Pence’s Family Dog Dies at 13

    10/26/2016 8:27:18 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 18 replies ^ | October 26, 2016
    "Heavy hearts today. Our beagle of 13 years passed away quietly last night. Rest In Peace, Maverick. We will miss you." — Mike Pence (@mike_pence) October 26, 2016
  • Donald and Melania Trump sit down in exclusive interview with 'Good Morning America'(Thurs)

    10/26/2016 8:13:59 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 20 replies
    GMA ^ | October 26, 2016 | Staff
    With less than two weeks until the presidential election, Donald Trump and his wife Melania sat down in an exclusive interview with George Stephanopolous to air on Thursday's Good Morning America. This is the first interview the couple has appeared in together following the presidential debates, and will also feature Trump's children Ivanka, Donald Jr., Eric and Tiffany. In the interview, Trump addressed criticism on the amount of time he's focused on his own businesses during his campaign and stated that his opponent Hillary Clinton took time off for less demanding reasons. "I built one of the great hotels of...
  • Read through the Key 600 Wikileaks Findings - banned from Twitter

    10/26/2016 7:25:41 PM PDT · by nerdgirl · 21 replies
    the web ^ | 10/25/2016 | anonymous
    Wikileaks 600 Key Findings Navigator Since I posted a link to this app, I have been "shadow banned" or muted on Twitter, and any mention of this app also fails to post to Twitter. Why are they so afraid? Well I took a meticulous spreadsheet done by a guy on Reddit, now up to nearly 600 detailed entries that describe and categorize different aspects of the Wikileaks emails. It's a bit of a "corruption finder." No wonder they want it hidden! Every American should read through the ample amount of evidence of media collusion, Clinton Foundation misdeeds, and incriminating evidence...
  • Video: Justice For Danney Williams-Clinton Son Video

    10/26/2016 7:52:40 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct. 18, 2016 | Freenauts
    It's time for Bill Clinton to give his sonDsnney Williams a real, verified DNA test. Hillary is a hypocrite!
  • Pitt Trump Supporters Harassed on Campus

    10/26/2016 7:40:45 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    From The Pitt Maverick Editorial Board: October 26th, 2016 – Trump supporters at Pitt got more than they bargained for outside of Hillman Library today, where an aggrieved student flipped a table with Trump campaign merchandise. Beginning around noon, Matt Kerlin, an unpaid volunteer for the Trump campaign and a student at the University of Pittsburgh, set about engaging students walking to and from class on the Hillman Library sidewalk on Bigelow Boulevard. Distributing stickers, koozies, and literature, Kerlin was relieved to have attracted many fellow students who pledged to vote Trump. Many students were also relieved to finally have...
  • Hillary Clinton Promised Bankers She’s Against Cannabis Legalization (Oct. 13, 2016)

    10/26/2016 7:28:05 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    In what seems like a never-ending race to the White House, both candidates have flopped and floundered on various issues. One particular issue the nominees continue to switch back and forth on is their views on legalizing cannabis. While Trump has made it clear he wants more research done and won’t condone legalization without concrete proof of its properties, Clinton has gone from saying she supports legalization to denouncing the plant altogether. Now, thanks to some of those leaked emails of hers, we’re given the opportunity to see what she’s said to bankers and big businesses about the issue behind...

    10/26/2016 7:16:17 PM PDT · by · 41 replies
    Viral Liberty | 0ct 26, 2016
    VIA| Of all the questions we’ve had answered over Hillary’s email scandal, the most glaring and important question has been left unanswered: what happened to the 33,000 emails that Hillary deleted? She and her IT department worked overtime to essentially “Bleach” the deleted emails away and erase them from ever existing….or so they thought. Kim Dotcom, Internet Pirate and enemy to governments everywhere for his revolutionary work on transparency and Internet freedom, has found a way to get a look at all of Hillary’s deleted emails and make them instantly available to the public!
  • Sources: Clinton emails would have been 'whitelisted' for Obama BlackBerry

    10/26/2016 7:08:15 PM PDT · by randita · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/26/16 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    President Obama’s high-security BlackBerry used a special process known as “whitelisting” that only allowed it to take calls and messages from pre-approved contacts, two former senior intelligence officials with knowledge of the set-up told Fox News – pointing to the detail as further proof the White House knew Hillary Clinton’s private account was used for government business. As the administration now acknowledges, Obama and Clinton emailed each other while she was helming the State Department. If received on his BlackBerry, the “whitelisting” safeguard means Clinton and other contacts would have had to be approved as secure for data transmission –...
  • Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin Says Raid on Company Wasn’t Because of Critical Blog Posts

    10/26/2016 7:03:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    WHNT ^ | OCTOBER 26, 2016 | BRIAN LAWSON
    Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin has denied claims in a federal lawsuit, filed last week, that alleges the search and seizure of phones and computer from a Falkville business was political retaliation for critical blog posts. The lawsuit was filed by blog contributor Glenda Lockhart and her company, Straightline Drywall & Acoustical LLC, and complains about the Oct. 5 search of her business. Lockhart is a contributor to the Morgan County Whistleblower blog, which has been a frequent critic of Franklin and others in the sheriff’s office. [Read the lawsuit: lawsuit-filed-against-morgan-co-sheriff-deputies ] The lawsuit claims 19 electronic devices were taken...
  • Feds Walk Into A Building, Demand Everyone's Fingerprints To Open Phones

    10/26/2016 7:00:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/26 | Thomas Fox-Brewster
    In what’s believed to be an unprecedented attempt to bypass the security of Apple iPhones, or any smartphone that uses fingerprints to unlock, California’s top cops asked to enter a residence and force anyone inside to use their biometric information to open their mobile devices. FORBES found a court filing, dated May 9 2016, in which the Department of Justice sought to search a Lancaster, California, property. But there was a more remarkable aspect of the search, as pointed out in the memorandum: “authorization to depress the fingerprints and thumbprints of every person who is located at the SUBJECT PREMISES...
  • SkyWest Pilot Arrested After Showing up Drunk to Delta Connection Flight, Police Say

    10/26/2016 6:56:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    A SkyWest Airlines pilot has been arrested for allegedly trying to fly a plane while under the influence. Rapid City police said the pilot, 38-year-old Russel Duszak, was scheduled to fly from Rapid City, South Dakota to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he lives. Passengers waiting to board Delta Connection 4574 were delayed, however, after the airline announced a “crew member issue.” Airport officials said Duszak smelled of alcohol and authorities were called to investigate. Pilots are prohibited from flying with a blood alcohol content of over .04, and officers said Duszak was over that limit. He was arrested for...
  • Hillary Clinton has more eye problems during Florida rally

    10/26/2016 6:36:35 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
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  • Teekay Gas Carrier Attacked Near Key Shipping Lane Off Yemen

    10/26/2016 6:33:01 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 10 replies
    gcaptain/Reuters ^ | October 26, 2016 | Jonathan Saul
    LONDON, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Unknown assailants attacked a gas tanker off the coast of Yemen close to the Bab al-Mandab waterway in the latest flare up in an area through which much of the world’s oil passes, shipping and security officials said on Wednesday. The incident, the first attack on a commercial ship since July, followed missile attacks in recent weeks on military craft, including U.S. navy vessels, which were launched from Yemen that had already raised risks for merchant shipping.
  • Rose Unplugged Morning Show Oct 27 2016

    10/26/2016 6:28:31 PM PDT · by GregB · 2 replies
    Rose is back! Formerly the Rose half of the Quinn & Rose Morning Show, she is back on the air and ready for the fight! Catch her on Pittsburgh's 1250 AM The Answer WPGP, from 8AM to 10AM Monday through Friday or via live stream at, where you can also get the podcasts. Join us for real no-nonsense conservative talk with a passion that only Rose can deliver! Grab a cup of joe and lets discuss Rose's latest show. Lots of good guests and and a round table discussion on Fridays!!
  • Russian Warships: Spain Says Refuelling Request Withdrawn

    10/26/2016 6:20:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/26
    Russia has withdrawn a request for three warships to dock at the Spanish port of Ceuta for refuelling, following concern among Nato allies. The Spanish foreign ministry says the stopovers have now been cancelled. Spain had been under pressure from Nato allies not to allow the refuelling of the Russian warships bound for Syria. Russia's defence ministry later said no request had been sent for the main vessel, aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, to be refuelled in Ceuta.
  • Florida Keys Woman Arrested After Filing False Police Report Claiming Attack by "Man in Turban"

    10/26/2016 6:16:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    A Marathon woman is behind bars after filing a false police report, claiming she was attacked by a man in a turban and told to take a so-called "kill pill." Kristin Skivers, 30, told deputies a man entered her boyfriend’s home, where they both were sleeping, before 11 p.m. Sunday. She described the man has having “dark hair, a full beard and a turban." Skivers claimed the man gave her the medication before her boyfriend allegedly chased him away, saying she eventually went to a neighbor’s house asking to be taken to the hospital. When police interviewed the boyfriend, he...
  • (Vanity) RCP: Pennsylvania is now a Swing State!

    10/26/2016 6:15:38 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
    Hope it rains election day and the Dems stay home!
  • [Oregon] Tualatin couple gets nasty reactions over 'TRUMP' license plates: 'It's my last name'

    10/26/2016 6:10:20 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 11 replies
    KATU [Portland, Oregon] ^ | October 25th 2016 | Chris Liedle
    TUALATIN, Ore. — A Tualatin couple has been subject to borderline harassment for displaying the last name of a presidential candidate on their cars' license plates. Nine years ago Brian Trump ordered special Oregon vanity plates. --SNIP-- The intimidating behavior by other drivers began about 18 months ago, Trump said. "It took me a minute to figure out. I didn't cut this person off, [I] used my blinker, I'm not like driving crazy," Trump laughed. "Someone goes you're not a Trump supporter are you? And I was like, it's my last name!" Trump says he made the connection, but continued...
  • Sad truth about the consequences of Hillary's godless constitution-hating judges

    10/26/2016 6:02:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 34 replies
    Sad truth about the consequences of Hillary's godless America-hating, liberty-hating, capitalism-hating, constitution-hating, abortionist, homosexualist, globalist, socialist, fascist, radical Alinskyite, Trotskyite liberal activist judges should the idiot GOPe NeverTrumpers succeed in torpedoing Trump and electing Hillary to the presidency. It's a fool's errand in search of a fool's bargain. They lose. We lose. America loses. The world loses. Freedom loses. All of us who are over 50 won't live long enough to see freedom return. Those brainwashed youngsters younger than 30 will live their entire lives never knowing freedom at all. Judges are forever or for at least one generation (same...
  • Failure to find a sexual partner is now a DISABILITY says World Health Organisation

    10/26/2016 5:44:43 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    Until now, infertility - the failure to achieve pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sex - was not considered a disability. But now in dramatic move the World Health Organisation will change the standard to suggest that a person who is unable to find a suitable sexual partner or is lacking a sexual relationship to have children - will now be equally classified as disabled. WHO says the change will give every individual “the right to reproduce”.
  • In U.S., Support for Assault Weapons Ban at Record Low

    10/26/2016 5:43:34 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 31 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 26, 2016
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The fewest Americans in 20 years favor making it illegal to manufacture, sell or possess semi-automatic guns known as assault rifles. Thirty-six percent now want an assault weapons ban, down from 44% in 2012 and 57% when Gallup first asked the question in 1996.
  • 13 Times Hillary Clinton Was A Truly ‘Nasty Woman’

    10/26/2016 12:11:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 25, 2016 | Bre Payton
    It's not sexist to say that Hillary Clinton is a nasty woman, because it's the truth. ... 1. That Time She And Her Husband Funneled Haitian Relief Funds To Clinton Foundation Donors ... Clinton has long been an enabler of sexual predators and has even laughed about it. .. 3. When She Laughed About Getting a Rapist Off. Hillary laughed about getting a convicted rapist she was representing a super short sentence after he brutally raped a 12-year-old girl. ... Clinton says .. . ‘I had him take a polygraph, which he passed – which forever destroyed my faith in...
  • Zineb el Rhazoui, Charlie Hebdo survivor, discusses why the world needs to ‘Destroy Islamic Fascism’

    10/26/2016 5:34:45 PM PDT · by OddLane · 5 replies
    NYT Live ^ | October 18, 2016 | Emma Kate Symons
    She leads a clandestine existence, on the move and under 24-hour guard as France’s most protected woman. Yet Zineb El Rhazoui, the Charlie Hebdo journalist who happened to be in Casablanca on January 7 last year, the day terrorists “avenging the Prophet” massacred nine people at the satirical magazine in Paris, believes she has a duty to defy Islamists desperate to silence her. Shaken but undeterred by the fatwas and relentless, precise death threats issued via social media to “kill the bitch” since she helped produce the publication’s first survivors’ issue following the attack — and spoke about it in...
  • CNBC Upset when they find African-American Trump Supporters

    10/26/2016 5:34:29 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    MUST WATCH: MSNBC interviews black women voters about Donald Trump. Very powerful! Share this video!
  • Trump Shuts Down CNN Crank for Questioning Him on “Taking Time Off” to Attend Hotel Opening

    10/26/2016 5:26:09 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 88 replies
    GP ^ | October 26,2016 | Jim Hoft
    BEAUTIFUL! Donald Trump SHUTS DOWN liberal CNN host Dana Bash after ridiculous biased question. dana-bash-trump-slams Dana Bash: For people who say you’re taking time out of swing states to go do this, you say? Donald Trump: I say the following. You have been covering me for the last, long time. I did yesterday 8 stops and 3 major speeches. And I’ve been doing this for weeks straight. I left for here for an hour-and-a-half. I’m leaving here and going to North Carolina, then I’m going to Florida, then I’m going up to New Hampshire. For you to ask me that...
  • Black Votes Matter PAC suspends operations ("We think the race is over")

    10/26/2016 4:50:42 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 61 replies ^ | October 23, 2016 | 4:59pm | Updated | By Carl Campanile
    A group founded earlier this year to help mobilize black turnout for the Nov. 8 elections has suspended operations, The Post has learned. Black Votes Matter PAC was created to address concerns about a drop-off in the black vote without President Obama, the first African-American elected to the White House, on the ballot. Black Votes Matter PAC founder Charlie King said the allies in Hillary Clinton’s camp made it known that a separate, third-party effort wasn’t needed to turn out the African-American vote. “We stopped pushing a couple of weeks ago. They didn’t think Black Votes Matters was needed to...
  • Women Work 39 Days a Year More Than Men, Report Says

    10/26/2016 4:47:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 October 2016
    By Will Dahlgreen BBC News Women work on average 39 more days a year than men according to the World Economic Forum. Women work on average 50 minutes more a day than men, data from the WEF's Global Gender Gap report suggests. The report says the prevalence of unpaid work burdens women and estimates that economic inequalities between the sexes could take 170 years to close. The gap in economic opportunity, the WEF says, is now larger than at any point since 2008. Nearly a quarter of a billion women have entered the global workforce over the past decade, the...
  • Dems sue GOP over Trump's 'rigged' complaints

    10/26/2016 4:37:40 PM PDT · by Cementjungle · 75 replies
    CNN Politica ^ | 10/26/2018 | Theodore Schleifer
    Washington (CNN)The Democratic National Committee is suing the Republican National Committee for aiding GOP nominee Donald Trump as he argues that the presidential election is "rigged," claiming that Trump's argument is designed to suppress the vote in minority communities. The suit, filed Wednesday in US District Court in New Jersey, argues that the RNC has not sufficiently rebuked Trump for the line of attack, which he has used as a rallying cry and is assumed to be a way to explain away a potential loss on Election Day.
  • Researchers Clear 'Patient Zero' From AIDS Origin Story

    10/26/2016 4:29:41 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/26/2016 | NPR
    It's one of the biggest medical mysteries of our time: How did HIV come to the U.S.? By genetically sequencing samples from people infected early on, scientists say they have figured out when and where the virus that took hold here first arrived. In the process, they have exonerated the man accused of triggering the epidemic in North America. A team of researchers at the University of Arizona sequenced the HIV virus taken from Canadian flight attendant Gaetan Dugas, the man called "Patient Zero" in the best-selling book And the Band Played On, which chronicled the early days of the...
  • Polling on PENCE vs. Clinton (and more)

    10/26/2016 4:12:34 PM PDT · by BagCamAddict · 6 replies
    Associated Press - Public Affairs & Corporate Communications ^ | 10-26-16 | Associated Press - Public Affairs & Corporate Communications
    Page 16 on the link. Question HR_3b asks: If the 2016 presidential election were held today and these were the candidates on the ballot, for whom would you vote? Hillary Clinton, the Democrat - 48%. Mike Pence, the Republican - 41%. Undecided - 8%. Would not vote in this race - 2%. Refused/Not answered - 1%. Pg. 18. They ask if the election was TIM KAINE vs. DONALD TRUMP, who would you vote for? (Kaine wins that poll... Who are they polling??) Pg. 19. They ask TIM KAINE vs. MIKE PENCE. (Pence wins this poll.) Pg. 29. Melania Trump...
  • An October Surprise for Mike Pence's Dog: Death

    10/26/2016 3:59:56 PM PDT · by GilGil · 55 replies
    The Slot ^ | 10/26/2016 | Brendan O'Connor
    Tragedy has befallen the Trump-Pence campaign, which was already struggling, and it comes in the form of that tiny, pup-sized grim reaper who comes for all doggies eventually.
  • Why I Now Feel Compelled To Vote For Trump

    10/26/2016 3:56:34 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 34 replies ^ | 10/23/16 | Derek Hunter
    I couldn’t do it, I just couldn’t. For countless reasons I’ve covered over the last year, I dug in my heels and proudly basked in my self-satisfaction. I still defended Trump in this column and on social media when he was wrongly attacked by the left and the media, but I was steadfast in my opposition to the man. So what changed?
  • WikiLeaks: Alternate suppress approach

    10/26/2016 3:29:36 PM PDT · by smitty2012 · 2 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 10/26/2016 | Wikileaks
    Alternative suppress approach To: Date: 2015-03-16 22:03 Subject: Alternative suppress approach John— I mentioned that with POTUS we used a different set of guidelines for interacting with superpacs. Attached is a memo that mirrors that approach for Sec. Clinton. It is based very closely on the memo we provided for POTUS support of superpacs last cycle. It is not our recommended approach and I believe the fundraisers found this less helpful. However, to facilitate a full conversation, I wanted to share it. -- Marc E. Elias Perkins Coie LLP 700 13th St, NW Washington, DC 20005 202-434-1609 (ph)...
  • TWITTER: Hillary wishes happy birthday to herself

    10/26/2016 3:16:28 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 66 replies
    twitter ^ | 10-26-16 | the witch herself
  • Sweden bans Christmas lights on state-owned poles

    10/26/2016 3:06:33 PM PDT · by Hadean · 41 replies
    Speisa/SVT ^ | Oct. 26, 2016
    Unlike previous years, there will be no Christmas lights in many Swedish towns this Christmas, reports SVT . Formally the new ban is because of "security reasons". The Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket) will stop allowing municipalities to put up their Christmas lights on light poles that the authority manages, and in many small towns, it means that the central streets actually do not get any Christmas lights at all. The change is a victory for those who want to tone down the reminder of the country's Christian traditions, but according to the Swedish Transport Administration, the decision for the drastic...
  • Crowd jams hearing full of allegations about racism in Philadelphia's LGBT community

    10/26/2016 2:43:44 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 41 replies
    PhillyVoice ^ | 10/26/2016 | NATALIE HOPE MCDONALD
    An overflow crowd jammed a Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations hearing on Tuesday night to level more complaints about racism and discrimination at white-owned gay bars in the Gayborhood. Nearly 30 different speakers, most black or Latino, delivered passionate testimonials about experiencing racism in the form of dress code and ID policies, an air of "white privilege" and a bar owner who uses the n-word. Even Mazzoni Center, one of the few health care providers specializing in LGBT health and wellness, was accused by a former employee for its lack of diversity.
  • NBC, Chuck Todd Hide Wife's Kaine Donation, and Her Firm Getting Millions from Bernie Campaign

    10/26/2016 11:28:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 26, 2016 | Tim Graham
    NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd has a wife who’s active in Democratic Party strategic communications, and sometimes donates to Democrats. In 2012, Kristian Denny Todd contributed $2,500 to Sen. Tim Kaine. Todd never felt any need to disclose this during his three recent Kaine interviews on NBC (August 7, September 18, and October 23). But Maverick Mail & Strategies, the firm Mrs. Todd founded in 2007 with fellow James Webb aides Steve Jarding and Jessica Vanden Berg, did heavy lifting for openly socialist Bernie Sanders for President this year. Open Secrets shows a bill for $1.992 million made...
  • Iowa absentee/early voting (2012 vs 2016)

    10/26/2016 2:31:32 PM PDT · by Ravi · 16 replies
    Iowa SOS ^ | 10/26/16 | me
    Trending well in Iowa compared to 2012...
  • Tweet: #PodestaEmails17: Only Russian hackers could guess passwords this sophisticated

    10/26/2016 2:29:31 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 48 replies
    Twitter ^ | Oct 24, 2016 | thoughtcrime @rawdawgbuffalo
    Twitter user's outrage at the stupidity of the Clinton campaign's cavalier attitude towards cyber security -- check out the passwords on Hillary's and Podesta's accounts!
  • Obama’s golf weekend with Tiger Woods in 2013 cost taxpayers more than $3.6M: GAO

    10/26/2016 2:04:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 26, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    A “boys’ weekend” of golf with Tiger Woods in 2013 was fun for President Obama, but it was a triple-bogey for taxpayers. The Government Accountability Office reported Wednesday that the departments of Defense and Homeland Security spent more than $3.6 million in travel costs and other expenses for Mr. Obama’s getaway weekend with Mr. Woods and other golf partners at an exclusive resort in Florida. The audit said the costs included operation of Air Force One, which costs about $200,000 per hour of flight, plus a virtual squadron of “supporting aircraft and U.S. Coast Guard small boats,” as well as...
  • C-Span: Lily talks about the “Trump effect”

    10/26/2016 2:02:00 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    Lily was on C-Span and talked about education policy why the educators are saying that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s 2016 candidacy is contributing to a rise in school bullying,the “Trump effect.” She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Check it out!