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  • You Can Buy Your Own Shanzhai 'Lamborghini' From China For Just $65,000

    07/20/2018 11:20:33 PM PDT · by vannrox
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 25, 2012, 8:46 AM | editorial staff
    I believe, you only need to spend less than 300 yuan to own a smartphone that looks like an IPhone on the outside, but have you heard of spending 420,000 yuan for a "Lamborghini"? Recently, a report on the Internet with pictures and videos once again stirs up waves with the word "Shanzhai" in the Chinese auto market. A home automaker has made a Shanzhai version of the "Lamborghini Murcielago LP64" model. Different than the earlier Shanzhai cars, the car maker said this Shanzhai Lamborghini's exterior is 99% identical to the genuine mode, interior is up to 70% similar. The...
  • Minnesota Designer Wants to Make Unisex Skirts Popular Again

    07/20/2018 11:15:36 PM PDT · by vannrox
    Oddity Central ^ | 18JUL18 | Spooky
    A Minnesota man felt so comfortable the first time he put on a skirt that he started thinking about why there weren’t more people making skirts for men. In the end, he started making them himself. Joe Quarion first put on a skirt in 2013, for an ultimate Frisbee match. Team captains would occasionally come up with silly dress-up themes for the players, and this time it was skirts or dresses. Joe put on a skirt he had bought from second-hand store Savers and headed on to the field. It was suppose to be a goofy experience, but he realized...
  • Poll: Marsha Blackburn Leads Phil Bredesen by 14 in Senate Race, 55 to 41

    07/20/2018 9:48:13 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 17 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | July 11, 2018 | Tennessee Star Staff
    A poll released by Axios-Survey Monkey on Tuesday shows that Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) leads Democrat Phil Bredesen by 14 points in the U.S. Senate general election, 55 percent to 41 percent among registered voters. Among likely voters, Blackburn’s lead over Bredesen is even greater, 58 percent to 40 percent. Axios-Survey Monkey conducted similar polls in 13 states where contested Senate races are underway. The overall polling reveals that Democrats will have an uphill climb in attempting to capture control of the U.S. Senate in the midterm 2018 election cycle. Democrats are hampered in their Senate races by having to...
  • Family Saw Photos of Their Missing Cat on Shelter Page, Tearful Reunion After 2 Years...

    07/20/2018 9:33:43 PM PDT · by vannrox · 12 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 11APR17 | Amy Bojo
    A senior cat that had been missing for 2 1/2 years was reunited with his family after they found his pictures on a shelter's Facebook page. Meet Jimmy!Sue ZelitskyThe 15-year-old tabby cat was rescued and brought to West Milford Animal Shelter (in West Milford, New Jersey) on March 17. One of the volunteers saw him that night and wanted to help get him to a good home soon."Jimmy was picked up not far from West Milford Animal Shelter and brought in as a stray after the blizzard," RC of The Real Cats at West Milford Animal Shelter told Love...
  • A Wave of Violence Is Threatening Trump Supporters

    07/20/2018 8:39:05 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 31 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | July 18, 2018 | Celia Farber
    Graffiti on a Boston wall screams: “Kill your local Trump supporter.” Meanwhile, Londoners at a massive protest took turns, under the famous “baby Trump” balloon, at bashing another naked Trump balloon while crowds cheered. Bashers stepped away looking lighter, as though they had been dunked in a river by some cult promising inner salvation. Children have been pepper-sprayed at free speech protests attended by their parents. The elderly have been beaten nearly to death while walking to their cars, which perhaps sported a Trump sticker on the back.
  • This marks the end of gun control

    07/20/2018 8:28:19 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The federal government has finally recognized the obvious – that sharing instructions on how to make guns with 3D printers counts as constitutionally protected speech. Despite little fanfare, this is an important victory for First Amendment rights. It also represents a real blow to the increasingly futile cause of gun control.
  • Onetime Bush doctor is gunned down riding bicycle to hospital where he worked

    07/20/2018 7:30:59 PM PDT · by be-baw · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 20, 2018 | Paulina Dedaj
    A cardiologist who once treated former President George H.W. Bush was gunned down Friday morning while riding his bicycle through Houston’s Texas Medical Center. *snip* Hausknecht was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Finner said he was hit at least once. The area where the shooting took place is part of a 1,345-acre complex of hospitals and medical institutions, including the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and is teeming with traffic and pedestrians during the day. Hausknecht was going to work at Houston Methodist Hospital when he was shot, the hospital's CEO said in...
  • Durbin Demands Trump Administration Reunite Families Torn Apart Under "Zero Tolerance" Policy

    07/20/2018 6:16:02 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 40 replies
    U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 7/19/2018 | U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    WASHINGTON—In a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today urged the Trump Administration to reunite families torn apart by President Trump’s cruel “zero tolerance” policy by the court-ordered deadline of July 26, 2018.  Durbin’s speech comes one week before the deadline."The ‘zero tolerance’ [policy] of the Trump Administration resulted in the Department of Homeland Security forcibly separating up to 3,000 children from their parents.  I saw some of those kids separated by that agency.  They were toddlers and infants, little babies taken from their mothers.  Toddlers, children five and six years old, separated by...
  • Chicago Named The ‘Rat Capital’ Of The U.S., Study Says

    07/20/2018 5:56:13 PM PDT · by McGruff · 47 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | July 20, 2018
    A new study names Chicago the rat capital of the U.S. According to a study by the apartment search service “Rent Hop,” the city received 50,963 rat complaints last year – more than any other city in the country. New York came in a distant second place, followed by Washington, D.C., and Boston.
  • Kimberly Guilfoyle out at Fox News, hints at marrying Donald Trump Jr.

    07/20/2018 5:55:06 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 95 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 07-20-2018 | Rob Tornoe
    Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, who has spent more than a decade hosting shows like Outnumbered and The Five, is no longer with the network, a spokeswoman confirmed Friday afternoon
  • Kasich: We need more Republicans willing to stand up to Trump

    07/20/2018 5:40:25 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 134 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/20/18 | Justin Wise
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is saying that more members of the Republican Party need to be willing to stand up to President Trump. “It’s been pretty lonely out here," Kasich told The Guardian in an interview published on Friday, alluding to how he is one of the few members of the GOP to consistently criticize the president. “Not that I mind walking a lonely road, I’ve done it most of my career, but always would be good if you had more people who are willing to stand up and say that’s the wrong direction,” Kasich added.
  • Cuomo Admits Abortion Rights Are Not In The Constitution

    07/20/2018 5:25:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7:57 PM 07/20/2018 | Alan Keyes
    The YouTube video … shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) making the following statement about the SCOTUS decision in Roe v Wade:My daughters — twenty-something — I talk[ed] to them about Roe v. Wade, and they said, “We understand.” I said, You understand? Do you understand what it means if its overturned? [They said], “That’s bad for women.” I said, Where do women get the right to choose? Where do women get the right to have an abortion if they believe they need it? My daughters, relatively informed, relatively close to government — one of them said, “Oh, it must be...
  • Trump wants suspensions for NFL players who kneel during anthem

    07/20/2018 5:18:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    Trump wants suspensions for NFL players who kneel during anthem Reuters Staff 2 Min Read (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that National Football League (NFL) players who do not stand for the national anthem should be suspended for the season without pay. The comments come a day after the NFL and the union representing its players said they were working on a resolution to the league’s national anthem policy. The policy, which was announced in May, followed Trump’s denunciation of pregame protests which were intended to call attention to what critics say is often brutal treatment...
  • The mayor explains why no bid for GOP convention

    07/20/2018 4:55:12 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 24 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | Updated 10:21 am CDT, Friday, May 11, 2018 = | Ron Nirenberg
    National political conventions aren’t the great deal for cities that the parties and their advocates want us to believe. That’s the reason San Antonio hasn’t pursued a bid for either national political convention in 20 years. Only one city seems to be aggressively pursuing the 2020 Republican National Convention this time around. For national convention bids, local organizing committees are required to raise tens of millions of dollars for the privilege of serving as the host city for the gathering. In the case of the 2020 Republican National Convention, the GOP wants a $68 million to $70 million guaranty agreement...
  • Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen and Rev. Al Sharpton meet ’n tweet

    07/20/2018 4:40:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 4 replies
    AP ^ | 7/20/18 | AP?
    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and the Rev. Al Sharpton have met to renew a long acquaintance — and they’ve made a point of letting the public know. Both tweeted about their Friday get-together but left the subject of it a cliffhanger: “I bet you’re wondering what we could be talking about! Stay tuned,” Sharpton wrote. The meeting came with Cohen in the spotlight after federal agents raided his home, office and hotel room in April as part of an investigation into his business dealings, including a $130,000 payment he handled as part...
  • Republican leaders officially name Charlotte as host city for 2020 RNC

    07/20/2018 4:38:00 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 25 replies
    wsoctv.com ^ | July 20, 2018 | Joe Bruno
    AUSTIN, Texas - Charlotte City Council Member-at-Large James Mitchell raised his fist in the air, and then hugged Councilman Ed Driggs. The crowd rose to its feet. The Republican National Committee, on Friday, officially named Charlotte as the host city for the 2020 Republican National Convention.
  • This Old Clip Explains How JORDAN PETERSON Actually Got Religious (video 6'41")

    07/20/2018 4:31:15 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    Video LinkLike most of the Jordan Peterson videos, the title of this one is wrong.That said, in this video Peterson gives a great argument as to how civilization is dependent on Judeo/Christian faith (though he doesn't use those words) and how ideas/ideologies to the contrary (like utopianism in all its forms) are leading us to our doom.
  • 2020 Republican convention goes to Charlotte, the lonely and reluctant bidder in age of Trump

    07/20/2018 4:24:51 PM PDT · by lionstar · 73 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Jul 20, 2018 | Noah Bierman
    As Americans fought in recent weeks over whether restaurants should refuse to serve top aides to President Trump, an entire city has been debating what it means to host his convention for reelection. Charlotte won the rights to the 2020 Republican National Convention on Friday. But that's largely because it faced little serious competition. And even before the victory was announced in Austin, Texas, this thriving, progressive urban island in the Trump-friendly South was suffering some buyer's remorse. Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, a Democrat, says the decision to host the convention was the hardest she has tackled — "not just...
  • President and the Ersatz Tsar

    07/20/2018 4:24:23 PM PDT · by Bratch
    American Thinker ^ | July 16,2018 | Gary Gindler
    American politics have borrowed a lot of ideas from sports. Nowadays, everyone has become familiar with certain phrases that we use in everyday life, often without even thinking about their origins. For example, the phrase "pull no punches" originated in boxing, and the proverbial "drop the ball” came from football. The well-known rule of "three strikes and you're out" came from baseball. The latter is the best way to characterize President Trump's attitude toward Vladimir Putin. It seems that leftists in America still cannot forgive Putin for the destruction of the ideals that were nurtured in the West by the...
  • Neighbors donate supplies, gasoline to crews fighting Llano wildfire

    07/20/2018 4:16:58 PM PDT · by bgill · 10 replies
    kxan ^ | July 19, 2018 | Will DuPree
    Llano residents showed just how caring their community is by stepping up and donating much-needed supplies to the crews tirelessly fighting a large brush fire. During the early morning hours Thursday, the Llano County Office of Emergency Management said it needed more than 500 gallons of gasoline for the firefighters. Craig Wade and many of his neighbors fulfilled that request in a matter of hours, dropping off containers of gas to the Llano Volunteer Fire Department. "I figured if they're out there doing the hard work and volunteering, the least we could do is bring them some gas or water...