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  • Minority Students Held Back in Math: Report

    Minority students in some San Mateo and Santa Clara County school districts were asked to repeat Algebra 1 when they entered high school even though the students passed the class in 8th grade, according to a report. A report funded by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation says that math misplacement was done with minority students in a disproportionate number over white students. "It happens because some teachers have a bias toward kids of color, particularly Latino and African American kids," said Emmett Carson, Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO. Congressional Black Caucus members believe the study shows some school districts are...
  • New Hillary Clinton email chain discovered

    09/26/2015 6:53:29 AM PDT · by MNDude · 43 replies
    Washington (CNN)An email chain between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and then-commander of U.S. Central Command David Petraeus from January and February 2009 is raising questions about whether some of the emails on Clinton's private email server were mistakenly deemed personal and not included among the 55,000 pages of emails she turned over to the State Department. Separately on Friday, a State Department official said a "small number" of Benghazi-related emails that had not been disclosed to the House committee investigating the 2012 terror attack had been discovered. In the past few days, the State Department was contacted by...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 25 September 2015

    09/24/2015 5:58:06 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 75 replies
    September 24, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Pull up a seat and relax. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or a glass, and...
  • Obama Invites Texas Teen To White House After 'Bomb Hoax' Incident

    09/16/2015 10:44:39 AM PDT · by MNDude · 106 replies
    Expressing his admiration for a high school student's curiosity about science, President Obama has invited Ahmed Mohamed to the White House. Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was handcuffed and taken away from his school in Irving, Texas, earlier this week after school officials grew suspicious of a digital clock he had made in a pencil case over the weekend.
  • FR Exclusive: Fox in the Grassroots Henhouse: The Perp Sheet

    09/16/2015 6:45:50 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 47 replies
    Free Republic Editorial ^ | September 16, 2015 | AAABEST
    Fox in the Grassroots Henhouse: The Perp Sheet The FNC jihad against Donald Trump, grassroots America and their own viewing audience There was a time, not so long ago, when grassroots conservatives believed, rightly or wrongly, that the Fox News Channel was an alternative to the manipulative, often shady ways of the alphabet networks. As of late however, it seems that the VIPs at the network are beginning to more resemble the pigs-turned-human at the end of Orwell's Animal Farm than the friendly alternativnes to the mainstream media clampdown. Even if you consider yourself well informed, some of the...
  • Google May Add Structured Markup & Data To Ranking Algorithm (hiding anti-Establishment news)

    09/14/2015 10:56:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Search Engine Land ^ | 09/11/15 | Barry Schwartz
    Google hints it may decide to use structured data in its ranking algorithm some day, though the company has previously denied it. Structured data, structured markup and rich snippets have always been about helping Google and search engines understand your content and potentially lead to Google making your search result snippet richer, with the goal of increasing your click-through rate from the organic results to your page. Google has said, time and time again, that these are not used in the ranking algorithm to make a Web page rank better. They have said that adding structured markup to your pages...
  • Al-Jazeera journalists jailed for airing 'false news', Egyptian court ruling says

    09/07/2015 3:57:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/6/2015
    An Egyptian court released a detailed ruling on Sunday on why it sentenced three journalists working for al-Jazeera English to three years in prison for airing what it described as “false news” and biased coverage. The case has long been criticised by press freedom campaigners and others. The ruling, published by the state news agency Mena, said Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian national, Peter Greste, an Australian journalist, and BaherMohamed, an Egyptian producer, were by default members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, which Egyptian authorities consider a terrorist organisation. “It has been proven beyond reasonable doubt that the al-Jazeera media...
  • Martin O’Malley on the bandwagon: US should take 65,000 Syrians in 2016

    09/05/2015 1:32:44 PM PDT · by robowombat · 33 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 5, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Martin O’Malley on the bandwagon: US should take 65,000 Syrians in 2016 Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 5, 2015 Martin O'Malley As Mayor of Baltimore, O’Malley encouraged diversity as thousands of impoverished refugees were deposited there among Baltimore’s American minority poor. It has really been an unbelievable thing to watch—how Leftist politicians the world over are falling all over themselves to invite mostly Muslim Syrians (no mention of the persecuted Christians by O’Malley, or any of them for that matter!) to permanently move into western countries and American communities. Here (at CNN) former Open Borders Governor of Maryland...
  • Kentucky Clerk Fighting Gay Marriage Has Wed Four Times (and troll zotted once)

    09/01/2015 6:32:02 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 80 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | September 1st, 2016 | Steven Nelson
    The Kentucky county clerk facing potentially stiff penalties for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses has been married four times, raising questions of hypocrisy and selective application of the Bible to her life. The marriages are documented in court records obtained by U.S. News, which show that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis divorced three times, first in 1994, then 2006 and again in 2008. She gave birth to twins five months after divorcing her first husband. They were fathered by her third husband but adopted by her second. Davis worked at the clerk's office at the time of each divorce...
  • Jeb Bush Finally Hits Back Hard At Donald Trump

    09/01/2015 1:01:54 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 74 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 1st, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin
    It must be the first day of September. Summer vacation is over. The kids are heading back to school. So now it’s time to get serious. It’s time to hit Donald Trump with negative ads. That seems to be the thinking in the Jeb Bush camp, which is out with this new Web ad:
  • Flash! NYTimes Reporter Alan Rappeport Considers Gray Lady to be a Virtuous Woman

    09/01/2015 12:28:54 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Freep | 9/1/2015 | CharlesOconnell
    Says James O'Keefe's Project Veritas "considers itself a journalism organization". In contrast with a certain gray woman "of questionable virtue" lecturing young girls on the subject of chaste personal practices?
  • No, That Report Of Dead Russian Soldiers In Ukraine Wasn’t True

    09/01/2015 4:00:32 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/31/15 | Ivan Plis
    A widely-circulated report, which many saw as an accidental admission that Russian troops are fighting in Ukraine, has been exposed as a hoax. The report, which outlets including The Daily Caller News Foundation reported at face value, claimed to expose a secret memo. It purportedly described Russian government compensation to the families of 2,000 soldiers who had died in Ukraine’s civil war. The story, which Forbes first broke in English, understandably attracted significant Western media attention and was promoted online by several prominent figures, including former Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and ex-U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul. If the...
  • A Ben Carson Surge May Test Trump

    08/31/2015 1:58:17 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 108 replies
    Fivethirtyeight ^ | 8/31/2015 | Nate Silver
    One question we’ve asked about Donald Trump’s campaign is what would happen if another candidate were to get a surge of media coverage, throwing a wrench in the works of Trump’s perpetual attention machine. Based on the latest polls, we may soon get the best test of this question since Trump entered the race. The potential surger is Ben Carson, the much-awarded neurosurgeon who is running for political office for the first time. Carson is near the top of the Republican field in two new polls of Iowa. A Monmouth University poll has Carson with 23 percent of the vote...
  • Republicans Wary of Donald Trump’s Populist Tone on Taxes

    08/31/2015 1:28:22 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | 8/31/2016 | Allan Rappeport
    In recent weeks, Mr. Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on American companies that put their factories in other countries. He has threatened to increase taxes on the compensation of hedge fund managers. And he has vowed to change laws that allow American companies to benefit from cheaper tax rates by using mergers to base their operations outside the United States. Alarmed that those ideas might catch on with some of Mr. Trump’s Republican rivals — as his immigration policies have — the Club for Growth, an anti-tax think tank, is pulling together a team of economists to scrutinize his...
  • Victim-hood-ism, Guns, Hillary, and the Virginia Shooter

    08/31/2015 7:19:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies ^ | 8/31/2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    Recently, I asked my 87-year-old dad: "Was it a dream, or did you and Mom allow a man dressed like a woman to run through our home and out the back door?" Dad replied, "Wow! How on Earth could you possibly remember that?" I was a toddler then, now in my sixties. Dad said the man was being chased by the police, and my mom felt sorry for him. Today, transvestites are celebrated, awarded for courage. And yet, more Americans than ever view themselves as victims. A caller on a radio show said people are fed up with both sides...
  • Megyn Kelly eyeing move to Fox News' rival?

    08/28/2015 11:20:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 90 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/28/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    A New York Magazine writer and author of the 2014 book about Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, "The Loudest Voice in the Room," said in a recent televised interview the cable station's biggest star, Megyn Kelly, may not be re-engaging in public disputes with presidential hopeful Donald Trump because she doesn't want to hurt her chances to move to a more mainstream network, like CNN. Kelly, on the heels of widespread criticism of her debate night questioning of Trump – after which the billionaire businessman called her a "bimbo" in a tweet – went on what she and Fox officials...
  • When Will ABC News Release the Full Vester Flanagan Manifesto?

    08/28/2015 10:51:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    PJM ^ | August 28, 2015 | J. Christian Adams
    Two days ago, ABC News reported that Vester Flanagan, the murderer of two WDBJ employees, sent a 23-page faxed manifesto to ABC News. ABC reported bits and pieces of the manifesto. Yet we still haven’t seen the full document. ABC hasn’t made it available. Why? John Nolte and others have been busy hammering away at the racial hypocrisy of many in the media after treating Flanagan’s crimes very differently from Dylann Roof’s. Unquestionably, they were both racially motivated. But you’d never know that from reading the headlines in the Washington Post or other mouthpieces that enable the (one way) racial...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 28 August 2015

    08/27/2015 5:58:45 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 103 replies
    August 27, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Slain Cameraman Photographed His Killer

    The gunman who shot and killed a Virginia TV crew was a man dressed all in black. Cameraman Adam Ward captured the man approaching as he fired at him and reporter Alison Parker. The shooter has not yet been identified. According to the station manager Jeffrey A. Marks, it appears that the cameraman was shot first, and Parker was shot while running away.
  • Toronto Police Investigating Possible Ashley Madison Sucides

    After hackers leak info about users of cheating website Toronto police are looking into two suicide reports with possible ties to the Ashley Madison hacking scandal, law enforcement officials said at a news conference Monday. Toronto Police Superintendent Bryce Evans said details about both cases remain sparse. He added that the police’s investigation would be directed at finding the hackers responsible
  • Exclusive: Dozens of Clinton emails were classified from the start, U.S. rules suggest

    While the department is now stamping a few dozen of the publicly released emails as "Classified," it stresses this is not evidence of rule-breaking. Those stamps are new, it says, and do not mean the information was classified when Clinton first sent or received it. The new stamps indicate that some of Clinton's emails from her time as the nation's most senior diplomat are filled with a type of information the U.S. government and the department's own regulations automatically deems classified from the get-go — regardless of whether it is already marked that way or not. In the small fraction...
  • Josh Duggar Removes Pornography Addiction Confession From Ashley Madison Statement

    It appears Josh Duggar has had a change of heart when it comes to his candid statement on Thursday, which revealed that he had become addicted to watching pornography on the Internet. The 27-year-old 19 Kids and Counting star has edited his original statement on the Duggar family's official website, so that it now has no mention of watching pornography. The original statement read, "I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became...
  • July was the hottest month in Earth’s hottest year on record so far

    08/20/2015 1:50:33 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 20,/2015 | Jason Samenow
    For planet Earth, no other month was as hot as this past July in records that date back to the late 1800s, NOAA says. And the globe is well on its way to having its hottest year on record. NOAA, NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) have published data that show that it was the hottest July on record. Since July is on average the planet’s hottest month, temperatures this past month likely* reached their highest point in the history of instrumental records. NOAA calculates that  July’s average global temperature of 61.86 degrees was 0.14 degrees warmer than the previous warmest month on...
  • Trump to Hold Rally in Jeff Sessions Hometown at Football Stadium, 30k to 40k ‘Expected’

    08/20/2015 11:34:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 87 replies ^ | Jeff Poor
    Earlier this week, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s campaign announced he would be holding a campaign event in Mobile, AL in the theater the city’s civic center, a venue that holds less than 2,000 people. However, as ticket requests increased, the venue was changed to another room at the same venue, the arena, which holds 10,000 people. However, late Wednesday, that venue was determined to be insufficient and it was moved to the city’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium, which has a capacity of 40,000 and hosts University of South Alabama football games, the Senior Bowl and the bowl.
  • Fakery! Russia Has Published Books I Didn’t Write!

    08/20/2015 7:32:12 AM PDT · by Krosan · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 08.20.15 | Edward Lucas
    Russia Has Published Books I Didn’t Write! A dodgy imprint has compiled old material by several U.S. and British analysts, without their permission. The aim is pro-Putin spin. A new foreign-language edition is normally cause for celebration in an author’s household. But in this case the news that two books have been published under my name by the Moscow publishing house “Algoritm” has prompted puzzlement mixed with consternation. One of them is called "How the West Lost to Putin". The other is "With Putin or without him: what awaits Russia in the next 10 years". I had no idea about...
  • Matthews: If Hillary Drops Out of Race, I'm Ending 'Hardball' Run

    08/19/2015 6:07:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 73 replies
    News Busters ^ | 08/19/2015 | Ken Shepherd
    Is that a promise, Chris? Tonight on MSNBC, mocking the notion that Hillary Clinton's e-mail server woes may eventually push her out of the presidential campaign, Hardball host Chris Matthews sneered that when that happens, he'd wrap his Hardball program.  MSNBCHardball August 19, 2015; 7:16 p.m. Eastern KELLYANNE CONWAY, Republican strategist: ...I do want her to hang on. I do, and here's why. I worry that if she gets pushed out of the race too early, Chris, then, you've got Elizabeth Warren stepping in, she's got plenty of time to raise the money and take that mantle. CHRIS MATTHEWS, host: You think that's...
  • MPR Poll: 1998 Governor & Attorney General Races (October 14, 1998)

    QUESTION: If the 1998 election for Governor were held today, would you vote for Hubert Humphrey III, the DFL Party candidate; Norm Coleman, the Republican; or Jesse Ventura, the Reform Party candidate. STATE MEN WOMEN MPLS/ST.PAUL NON-METRO Humphrey 44% 38% 50% 46% 41% Coleman 31% 36% 26% 38% 25% Ventura 15% 18% 12% 9% 21% Undecided 10% 8% 12% 7% 13%
  • LISTEN - Weekly News Roundup/Analysis - August 15, 2015

    08/17/2015 9:26:05 PM PDT · by Randall_S
    The American Report ^ | August 17, 2015 | The American Report
    The American Report Exposing what is in plain sight… DON’T MISS THE AMERICAN REPORT WEEKLY RADIO PROGRAM! 8AM EST SATURDAY MORNING! Our panel of expert insiders discuss the week’s hottest topics, including: - The Iran Deal and Kerry's threat to crash the dollar - ARMED MARCH of New Black Panthers in Texas - Obama's dangerous and reckless closing of Gitmo - EPA intentionally pollutes a river? - U.S. Congressmen by harassed by Muslims in Jerusalem & more… LISTEN AT LINK BELOW:
  • Appeals court drops Joe Arpaio immigration case

    08/14/2015 3:44:50 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug 14, 2015 | Ariane de Vogue
    2016 Washington Nation World Our Team Appeals court drops Joe Arpaio immigration case By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter Updated 4:24 PM ET, Fri August 14, 2015 Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks with a reporter outside city jail in this May 3, 2010. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks with a reporter outside city jail in this May 3, 2010. (CNN)A federal appeals court Friday dismissed a case brought by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio challenging President Barack Obama's contentious executive actions on immigration. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirmed a lower...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 14 August 2015

    08/13/2015 5:57:51 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 111 replies
    August 13, 2015 | Canteen Crew
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. It's casual FRiday here at the Canteen. Pull up a seat and relax. We serve coffee, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup or a glass, and...
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional

    08/13/2015 11:31:38 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 23 replies
    NPR ^ | August 13, 2015 | Brakkton Booker
    Connecticut's Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state's current death penalty law is unconstitutional. The decision spares the lives of 11 inmates already on the state's death row who were subject to execution even though state lawmakers passed legislation repealing capital punishment in 2012. That law applied to all future cases, not capital crimes committed before the legislation was enacted. The court effectively closed that loophole with a 4-3 vote.
  • IT’S ON NOW!! Trump THREATENS ‘Black Lives Matter’ protesters – and they RESPOND on social media!!

    The Trumpinator specifically called out the “Black Lives Matter” protesters in a press conference today, after calling Bernie Sanders “weak” and “disgusting” for letting them drive him off his own stage. Well, the threat was heard loud and clear and BLM supporters are responding on social media:
  • 6th Shocking Video Catches Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies Without Patient Consent

    The pro-life advocates behind the five shocking videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies for research have released a 6th video today that shows how the abortion business sells body parts of aborted babies without patient consent. The video features Holly O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist who unsuspectingly took a job as a “procurement technician” at the fetal tissue company and biotech start-up StemExpress in late 2012. That’s the company that acts as a middleman and purchases the body parts of aborted babies from Planned Parenthood to sell to research universities and other places. The new video...
  • Fox News Lurches Left as Murdoch’s Sons Take Control of Media Dynasty

    08/11/2015 10:29:09 PM PDT · by VideoDoctor · 67 replies
    Arizona Freedom Alliance ^ | August 10th, 2015 | Arizona Freedom Alliance
    Rupert Murdoch handed over 21st Century Fox, the conglomerate behind Fox News, to sons James and Lachlan July 1, 2015. James is now CEO and Lachlan executive co-chairman. Last year Murdoch elevated his sons to prominent positions, James to co-COO and Lachlan to non-executive co-chairman, but the turnover of the conglomerate came sooner than expected. For 15 years, Roger Ailes has enjoyed near total autonomy as head of Fox News, but Ailes’ sovereign rule ended abruptly with the move. A 21st Century Fox spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter from now on, “Roger will report to Lachlan and James.” “For Ailes,...
  • A Bernie Sanders Shocker Is Coming

    08/11/2015 6:11:11 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 63 replies
    The Observer ^ | 8/10 | Brent Budowsky
    In two appearances in recent days, in Washington State and Oregon, Bernie Sanders drew massive crowds of supporters that were larger—for these two speeches alone—-than the combined crowds of every Republican and Democrat running for president added together over the entire weekend. Remember where you heard it first: When the next quarterly campaign finance reports are released in October the political world will be shocked by the breathtaking increase in small donor money to the Sanders campaign.
  • Glenn Beck Takes Down His American Flag Because Planned Parenthood

    Beck recently talked about feeling like he can’t fly the flag anymore, and elaborated in a Facebook post days ago: Last week I got a lot of heat for saying I couldn’t fly the flag another day because I didn’t know what it stood for anymore. I called Colonial flag and had two new flags made. The top is the Bennington flag with a modification from me. Two words we need to relearn. And the lower flag is An appeal to Heaven. In a comment to a fan, Beck explained, “When the people rise up to stop the butchers at...
  • Phone recordings appear to contradict Trump campaign

    08/06/2015 5:32:26 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | August 6, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's presidential campaign is grappling with audio recordings that appear to contradict its official account about its relationship with an Arizona political operative who made inflammatory Facebook posts. After quietly cutting ties with Aaron Borders, who said he was gearing up to run Trump's Arizona operations, the campaign described Borders to Buzzfeed News as an "overzealous volunteer" who had no relationship with the campaign. Buzzfeed cited audio recordings that Borders made as evidence of contact with the campaign. After the Buzzfeed story appeared, Border also shared the audio recordings with CNN. The audio recordings reveal conversations between Borders...
  • 92-year-old registers to vote for first time, says will vote for Trump

    08/05/2015 5:35:49 AM PDT · by selfdefense · 16 replies
    WVLT Knoxville TN ^ | 08/05/2015 | selfdefense
    This 92-year-old citizen registered to vote for the very first time. "We got a good country but it's going downhill so fast and we need somebody in there who can straighten it out," says Corum. In the past, Corum says there hasn't been a candidate she was passionate about. That all changed when she heard one man speak. Corum says she plans to vote for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election.
  • Gawker publishes Donald Trump's cellphone number

    08/03/2015 4:16:57 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | August 3, 2015 | Daniel Strauss
    What goes around comes around, as the saying goes. A cellphone number belonging to real estate mogul Donald Trump became public knowledge on Monday. published the number. Trump’s campaign confirmed that it was indeed a cellphone number belonging to the Republican presidential candidate, albeit one that he doesn’t use anymore.
  • Congress to vote on bill S-1881 to Defund Planned Parenthood today. Please Call you Senator!

    08/03/2015 4:17:52 AM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies ^ | 8/03/15 | Blueyon
    Bill S-1881 "To prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America...." Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. Findings. Congress finds as follows:
  • Donald Trump’s Instinct for Racially Charged Rhetoric, Before His Presidential Bid

    07/31/2015 4:01:19 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 31, 2015 | Alexander Burns
    Under a dark photograph showing hypodermic needles and drug paraphernalia, the newspaper advertisement warned in dire terms that violent criminals were coming to town. “Are these the new neighbors we want?” the paid message asked. “The St. Regis Mohawk Indian record of criminal activity is well documented.” The ad, part of an advocacy campaign meant to stop a casino from being built in New York’s Catskill region, drew an indignant response from the tribe, which called it a naked appeal to racism. The incendiary ads, which ran in upstate newspapers in February 2000, were the work of the New York...
  • Obama Wealth Redistribution Questioned by 5-year-old

    07/31/2015 4:57:50 AM PDT · by Patriot27591 · 11 replies
    CleanTV ^ | 7-31-15 | CleanTV
    Obama's Redistribution of Wealth was questioned 5-year-old political commentator, Melody. She uses the example of working to earn her allowance and to save up enough money to buy some ice cream. The before she gets to eat it, Obama forces her to give it to someone else. She opines that it's her choice who to give ice cream to, if anyone at all. Melody also questioned why Obama would reward Iran by giving them over $100 billion in assets back, enough to build hundreds of nuclear bombs.
  • Editors’ Note: Clinton Email Coverage

    07/28/2015 6:54:45 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 28, 2015 | Editor
    The Times’s coverage last week of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a personal email account as secretary of state involved several corrections and changes that may have left readers with a confused picture. The Times reported online Thursday night (and in some print editions Friday) that the inspectors general for the State Department and the intelligence agencies had sent a referral to the Justice Department requesting a “criminal investigation” into whether Mrs. Clinton “mishandled sensitive government information” on the email account. That article was based on multiple high-level government sources. Shortly after the article was published online, however, aides to...
  • China aghast as woman crushed by escalator at shopping mall

    The scene can only be described as horrific: On an otherwise unremarkable morning, a woman is riding up a shopping center escalator in central China with her son. When she reaches the top and begins to disembark, she steps onto a metal footplate covering the machinery. The plate collapses, dropping the woman into the gears. She shoves her child into the arms of two mall employees, and is crushed to death. Security-camera video of the incident (Note: The video contains disturbing images.) hit Chinese social media late Sunday, hours after it occurred, with local media identifying the woman as Xiang...
  • Will the Real Donald Trump Please Stand Up?

    07/26/2015 5:47:19 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | July 26, 2015 | Timothy Noah
    Which side is Donald Trump on? Trump once endorsed a massive surtax on the rich. But he now wants the top income tax rate cut in half. He opposed the war in Iraq, but says he now has a “foolproof” plan to defeat ISIL. He’s praised single-payer health care, yet loathes Obamacare. But a decade ago he proposed “health marts” that sound suspiciously like today’s Obamacare exchanges. Read more:
  • Pro-Choicers Are Actually Freaked Out About These Planned Parenthood Sting Videos

    07/24/2015 6:48:03 PM PDT · by MNDude · 32 replies
    And they should be. In the last week, a little-known anti-abortion activist named David Daleidin ignited a firestorm by releasing two selectively edited videos in which Planned Parenthood officials appear to be negotiating the sale of aborted fetuses. That Planned Parenthood is the target of a withering attack by anti-abortion activists is no surprise—they have been at war for years. But this time seems different, with some of Planned Parenthood's strongest allies drawing nervous comparisons to the 2009 sting operation that destroy ACORN. They may be right to worry. Daleidin and major anti-abortion groups say that the footage definitively shows...
  • Florida poll: Jeb Bush takes big lead over Marco Rubio

    07/24/2015 9:53:07 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/24/2015 | Mark Caputo
    Jeb Bush holds a commanding lead over Sen. Marco Rubio among registered Florida Republicans, who have soured on the senator since he announced his presidential bid in April, a new poll shows. In the crowded GOP field, Bush leads the second-place Rubio 28 to 16 percent in their home state, according to Mason Dixon Polling & Research’s survey. In Mason-Dixon’s poll three months ago, Rubio was essentially tied with Bush 31 to 30 percent. Rubio’s 15 percentage-point drop coincides with the rise of Gov. Scott Walker, who’s now in third place with 13 percent – an 11 point increase for...
  • Fort Snelling's landmark Upper Post to be turned into affordable housing

    A massive $100 million redevelopment proposal is expected to transform Fort Snelling’s historic military buildings into 190 apartments for low-income families in the area near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials announced the landmark proposal Wednesday, saying it will overhaul and preserve the Fort Snelling Upper Post. Officials said it is exciting to see a place that holds great importance in Minnesota’s history be reborn as a place for Minnesota’s future. “It’s going to preserve 26 of the most historic buildings in Minnesota,” said Larry G. Peterson, park manager and...
  • The bigoted elephant in the room (Al Jazeera on Trump)

    07/22/2015 3:08:40 PM PDT · by MNDude · 34 replies
    While waiting at a red light a few days ago, a pickup truck decked out in Confederate flags pulled up in the lane adjacent to mine. The driver had two flagpoles attached to his truck bed, each adorned with the flag of the Confederacy, along with Confederate flag bumper stickers and a Confederate flag license plate frame. I was in New Hampshire, mind you — not South Carolina — and the pickup truck’s license plate was from the Granite State. The only logical explanation left for the driver’s loud display of the Confederate flag after that flag has been universally...
  • Sheriff Says Sandra Bland Told Jailer of a Previous Suicide Attempt

    07/22/2015 2:56:15 PM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 74 replies
    Time ^ | July 22, 2015 | Tanya Basu
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