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  • IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Psychiatrist Told Me She Voted for Trump

    09/22/2018 6:15:58 AM PDT · by vannrox · 8 replies
    It happened to me! ^ | December 2, 2016 | Rachel Adams
    As I rode the crosstown bus, I imagined my new psychiatrist would ask how I was feeling. I had seen her for the first time a week before, after months of feeling anxious and unhinged by the deaths of two friends over the summer, overcommitments at work, and a childcare situation that seemed unbearably complicated. When my 45 minutes was up, she suggested that I come back. In the week between our appointments, Donald Trump had been elected President and everything had changed. It seemed like my frayed nerves had been projected outward and my personal problems would need...
  • Beto O'Rourke denies fleeing scene of 1998 DUI crash, contradicting police...

    09/22/2018 6:06:42 AM PDT · by cba123 · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 22, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Just saying... The police report, evidently says otherwise. The full title is: "Beto O'Rourke denies fleeing scene of 1998 DUI crash, contradicting police report"
  • We Don’t Need Tyrannical Big Tech…Here Are Some Alternatives

    09/22/2018 5:42:00 AM PDT · by vannrox · 4 replies
    Tsarism ^ | 21SEP18 | editorial staff
    Each day brings new revelations about big-tech and their tyrannical actions and monopolistic practices. It’s time those in the crosshairs of this illegal behavior look for alternatives. At the end of the day, the truth is, you don’t need to send your money, advertising eyeballs, or support to these corrupt, anti-American companies. Here are some alternatives.Google Search – Google tracks everything you do. There is no reason to give this power to someone else. Your privacy matters. Delete Chrome and change your browser to Mozilla Firefox. Change the default search engine on your device to Duck Duck Go. They don’t...
  • Hate in Politics Today Goes Beyond Anything This Nation Has Ever Experienced

    09/22/2018 5:38:26 AM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies
    CNS News ^ | 28AUG18 | Charlie Daniels
    Charlie Daniels To anybody who will admit the truth, the animosity and downright hate that exists in the political arena goes way past anything this nation has ever experienced before. The vitriol has grown to the point that party power comes before patriotism for many of these jaded partisans, to the point they will fight tooth and nail to defeat things that would be beneficial for the country just because it’s the opposing party’s idea.  They’d literally rather do harm to the people they are sworn to serve than lose any political ground. They develop hyperbolic phrases, “tax cuts...
  • Kim Jong-un to visit Seoul in December

    09/22/2018 1:34:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The New Straits Times ^ | September 22, 2018 | Bernama
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un plans to visit Seoul in December, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency quoted the chief of South Korean conglomerate CJ Group Sohn Kyung- shik as saying. Kyung-shik was a member of the South Korean delegation that accompanied President Moon Jae-in this week for his three-day trip to North Korea. He joined the delegation as the head of the Korea Employers Federation, a major business lobby. During a joint press conference after the third summit, Kim said he made a promise to visit Seoul “in the near future.” Moon later added that what Kim meant by the...
  • Week of multiple shootings shows danger of ignoring gun violence (barf alert)

    09/22/2018 5:18:03 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 6 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 22 sept 2018
    The string of mass shootings across America this past week should cause all of us to demand new laws to reduce gun violence. There are sensible ways to do that; we’ve written about many of them in our recently published 31 bullets campaign. But too few people are raising their voices. Perhaps they think they can find safety simply by avoiding places where numerous people are likely to be shot. To people who think it’s that simple, we suggest
  • Gunmen kill at least 24 in attack on military parade in Iran, reports say

    09/22/2018 4:30:04 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 9 replies
    Associated Press via Stars and Stripes ^ | September 22, 2018, | NASSER KARIMI
    TEHRAN, Iran — Gunmen attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 24 people, including eight members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guard, and wounding 53 others, local media reported. Iran's state-run IRNA news agency cited "knowledgeable sources" without elaborating. It said gunmen were dressed in Guard uniforms and targeted a riser where military and police commanders were sitting. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the assault in Ahvaz, which saw gunfire spray into a crowd of marching Guardsmen, bystanders and government officials watching from a nearby riser. However, Iran faced a bloody...
  • Cosby Judge Forbids Testimony by Other Accusers at Sentencing

    09/22/2018 3:41:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/20/18 | Graham Bowley
    The judge in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case on Thursday denied a prosecution request to allow testimony at his sentencing hearing from women who say he molested them but whose accusations never led to criminal charges. It was not immediately clear whether the judge intended to block all testimony from women who had given their accounts at Mr. Cosby’s trial in April because he asked for clarification on whether prosecutors intended to bring the women forward as part of the sentencing hearing. He asked them to clarify that point within 24 hours. Prosecutors in Pennsylvania had asked that an...
  • Expected: Hawaii Files For Ninth Circuit En Banc Ruling On Right To Bear Arms

    09/22/2018 3:06:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 24 July, 2018, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit upheld the right to bear arms outside the home. As expected, the State of Hawaii waited until the last possible day, then filed a petition for the Ninth Circuit to hear the case en banc, that is, by the whole court.Because the Ninth Circuit is so large and awkward [President Trump should break this court up] compared to other circuits, an en banc hearing of the Ninth involves 11 judges chosen at random, out of the 23 or 24 judges (depending on confirmation hearings) on the Ninth Circuit....
  • Senate Judiciary Committee sets Monday vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

    09/22/2018 1:41:38 AM PDT · by MountainWalker · 65 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/21/2018 | Jamie Dupree
  • One in 20 of all deaths due to alcohol, says WHO

    09/22/2018 1:06:48 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    Alcohol is responsible for more than 5% of all deaths worldwide, or around 3 million a year, new figures have revealed. The data, part of a report from the World Health Organization, shows that about 2.3 million of those deaths in 2016 were of men, and that almost 29% of all alcohol-caused deaths were down to injuries – including traffic accidents and suicide. The report, which comes out every four years, reveals the continued impact of alcohol on public health around the world, and highlights that the young bear the brunt: 13.5% of deaths among people in their 20s are...
  • Ben Carson floats 'big picture' conspiracy to explain Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault allegation

    09/22/2018 12:13:27 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson spoke Friday of a wide-ranging clandestine plot that aims to disrupt the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Speaking at the Values Voter summit in Washington, D.C., Carson tied, without evidence, a sexual assault allegation the judges faces to a group of people actively trying to undermine American democracy. “If you really understand the big picture of what’s going on, then what’s going on with Judge Kavanaugh will make perfectly good sense to you,” Carson said. “There have been people in this country for a very long time, going all the way back...
  • Kavanaugh Accuser’s Lawyers Refuse to Meet Grassley’s Final Deadline

    09/21/2018 11:35:14 PM PDT · by upchuck · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sep 21, 2018 | Ian Mason
    Five times now we hv granted extension for Dr Ford to decide if she wants to proceed w her desire stated one wk ago that she wants to tell senate her story Dr Ford if u changed ur mind say so so we can move on I want to hear ur testimony. Come to us or we to u— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) September 22, 2018 Judge Kavanaugh I just granted another extension to Dr Ford to decide if she wants to proceed w the statement she made last week to testify to the senate She shld decide so we can...
  • Grassley Crazy in Midnight Tweetstorm

    09/21/2018 11:10:09 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 137 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Sep 2018 | Ian Mason
    UPDATE: Approximately 90 minutes after the expiration of the 10:00 p.m. deadline, Chairman Grassley took to Twitter, where he made clear that, despite his repeated extensions, he is offering yet another extension to Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team, presumably until Saturday, for her to decide whether to testify, in line with attorney Deborah Katz’s demands:
  • Kavanaugh Vote IS Scheduled for Monday

    Executive Business Meeting BUSINESS MEETING Full Committee DATE: Monday, September 24, 2018 ADD TO MY CALENDAR TIME: 10:00 AM LOCATION: Dirksen Senate Office Building 226 PRESIDING: Chairman Grassley AGENDA I. Nominees Brett M. Kavanaugh, to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Jonathan A. Kobes, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit Kenneth D. Bell, to be United States District Judge for the Western District of North Carolina Stephanie A. Gallagher, to be United States District Judge for the District of Maryland Mary S. McElroy, to be United States District Judge for...
  • Grassley OKs Kavanaugh accuser's request to delay testimony decision

    09/21/2018 10:04:04 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 22, 2018 | Stephen Sorace
    The new deadline was unclear, but Ford had requested that a 10 p.m. ET Friday deadline be extended until Saturday.
  • Grassley extends deadline for Kavanaugh accuser to decide on testifying

    09/21/2018 9:09:32 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 162 replies
    thehill ^ | 09/21/2018888 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said late Friday night that he is giving Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide whether to testify on her allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Grassley wrote on Twitter that he had "just granted another extension to Dr Ford to decide if she wants to proceed [with] the statement she made last week to testify to the [Senate]."
  • Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis reveals she was sexually assaulted

    09/21/2018 9:03:21 PM PDT · by ZagFan · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9-21-2018 | Hannah Moore
    The daughter of former President Ronald Regan and First Lady Nancy Davis has come out swinging in defense of Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. In a bombshell op-ed for the Washington Post, Patti Davis detailed her own experience with sexual assault, claiming she had been raped by a music executive nearly 40 years ago. Davis was joined with other high-profile figures, such as Alyssa Milano and Ashley Judd, and journalist Thomas Roberts, in sharing their stories of abuse and explaining why they did not report them or come forward at the time.
  • Zarif: Trump administration is a threat to the world [Iranian foreign minster]

    09/21/2018 8:47:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    INN ^ | 09/21/18 23:31 | Elad Benari
    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday accused the administration of US President Donald Trump of being a threat to the Middle East and to the international community. “It is true that there is a real threat to our region and to international peace and security: That threat is the Trump Administration’s sense of entitlement to destabilize the world along with rogue accomplices in our region,” Zarif wrote on Twitter. “The US must start acting like a normal state,” he added. …
  • Grassley Announces Monday Vote on Kavanaugh After Rejecting Further Talks With Ford

    09/21/2018 8:09:01 PM PDT · by Hadean · 123 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Sept 21 2018 | Ed Kilgore
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley appears to have ended the halting talks with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford about testifying next week about her allegations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh. After setting a sudden 10:00 PM deadline for agreement with his terms and rejecting further talks with Ford or her lawyers, Grassley has reportedly scheduled a Committee vote on the confirmation for Monday.