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  • One of the busiest websites in the U.S. in 2016 regularly linked to Russia propaganda

    11/13/2017 6:36:28 AM PST · by Celerity · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/13/2017 | Philip Bump
    By July 2016, according to the analysis site SimilarWeb, Matt Drudge’s link-aggregation site Drudge Report was the second-most-visited on the Internet in the United States. Over the course of the month — the month of the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions and the month of the leak of emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee — SimilarWeb estimates that Drudge had 1,472,220,000 page views. That’s 1.4 billion, the equivalent of 47 views of the Drudge Report every second of every minute that month. Being the second-most-visited site, incidentally, means that Drudge had more page views than Yahoo, Disney (including ABC...
  • Now that they’re harmless, it’s suddenly amusing how ridiculous the Clintons are

    11/28/2016 10:34:50 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/28/16 | Dan Calabrese
    How does anyone become this absurd? Not that you never make fun of the Clntons. Of course you do. How can you not make fun of people who are so phony, and ham-handedly so? But for me at least, there was never really much joy in lampooning these people while there was still the possibility that they would return to the White House, with Hillary having somehow managed to grab the power of the presidency to use for the many nefarious purposes one would expect of such a malevolent human being. Sure, she was a shieking joke. But we were...
  • Video: State Dept. Spokesperson Stuck to Her Lines… Until She Thought Her Mic Was Off

    12/04/2014 6:02:30 PM PST · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | december 4, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki was seemingly caught on a hot mic calling one of her prepared statements on one of America’s policies on Egypt “ridiculous” following a press conference. When reporters, including the Associated Press’ Matt Lee, pressed her to comment on the acquittal of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, she provided a pre-written response. “Generally, we continue to believe that upholding impartial standards of accountability will advance the political consensus on which Egypt’s long-term stability and economic growth depends,” she said. “But beyond that, I would refer you to the Egyptian government.” She refused to say anything...
  • Report: Terror attack stopped by heroic activist who established safe space in local mall

    09/22/2016 10:38:00 PM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 6 replies
    DuffelBlog ^ | sept 22, 2016 | duffelblog
    ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Shane Williams was standing in line at Orange Julius with his 6-year old daughter when the screaming started last week. Instinctively, Shane pulled his daughter close and began searching for the cause of the commotion. Williams saw a woman running toward him; blood ran through her fingers where she clutched her abdomen. Behind her, a man dressed in a security guard uniform appeared to be wrestling with someone.
  • Kuwaiti writer tells Arab world: Recognize Israel

    04/11/2016 4:44:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 11/4/16 | Yousuf Abd alKareen AlZinkawi
    "....Today, when the [UN] General Assembly has swelled to include 193 states, I believe that the proportion of states that support Israel is even greater, and is over 83%. This, especially after some five Arab states and quite a few Muslim ones have recognized the state of Israel, [that state] which the dreamers – those who dream of restoring the stolen homeland [Palestine] – so expertly call by a whole bunch of names, such as 'the Zionist entity' or 'the Israeli occupation,' etc. Today, there are only 32 countries that don't recognize Israel, in different parts of the world... It...
  • People who constantly point out grammar mistakes are pretty much jerks, scientists find

    04/06/2016 1:20:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 227 replies
    sciencealert.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | FIONA MACDONALD
    Scientists have found that people who constantly get bothered by grammatical errors online have "less agreeable" personalities than those who just let them slide. And those friends who are super-sensitive to typos on your Facebook page? Psychological testing reveals they're generally less open, and are also more likely to be judging you for your mistakes than everyone else. In other words, they're exactly who you thought they were. That sounds pretty obvious, but this is actually the first time researchers have been able to show that a person's personality traits can actually determine how they respond to typos and grammatical...
  • Chariots in Red Sea: 'Irrefutable evidence'

    06/07/2012 6:56:12 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 80 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 7th, 2012 | Joe Kovacs
    A news report that stunned the world nine years ago about the discovery of possible ancient chariot wheels at the bottom of the Red Sea is suddenly gaining fresh attention with new video claiming “irrefutable evidence” that corroborates the find. In June 2003, WND interviewed Bible enthusiasts who dove the waters of the Red Sea, alleging they found and photographed parts of chariots that may be the actual remains of the catastrophe brought upon the Egyptian army which pursued the Israelites, according to the Book of Exodus in the Bible. “I am 99.9 percent sure I picked up a chariot...
  • A UK man plugged his iPhone into the train to charge it and arrested for 'abstracting electricity.'

    07/15/2015 8:55:17 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 37 replies
    network world ^ | 13 July 2015 | john pease
    a UK man was arrested for stealing about a 'penny's worth' of power after charging his iPhone on a train.
  • Memphis City Council Votes to Dig Up Grave of Confederate General, Sell His Statue

    07/11/2015 10:17:23 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 121 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2015 | By AWR Hawkins
    On July 7 the Memphis City Council voted unanimously to exhume the body of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest from its 110 year resting place and move it to another location. The body of Forrest’s wife will be exhumed as well. According to Local Memphis, the council voted to exhume Forrest’s remains from Health Sciences Park on Union Avenue. They plan to sell a statue of Forrest as well–they are thinking of “selling the statue to anyone who wants it.” Forrest was a businessman who become wealthy in the cotton trade prior to the Civil War. He abandoned that to...
  • I'm Running for President [Goober Graham]

    06/01/2015 10:21:49 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies
    Lindsey Graham 2016 ^ | June 1, 2016 | Senator Lindsey Graham
    Dear Friend, Just moments ago I officially announced that I am running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Will you stand with me today as a DAY ONE Founding Member of my campaign? Please follow this link to make an instant online contribution. I did not make this decision lightly. After months of consideration and years of working to protect and secure our country, I knew I could still do more. Our country very much needs a proven leader... Who is ready to be Commander in Chief on Day One and has the conviction to defeat...
  • Secret files reveal police feared that Trekkies could turn on society

    05/21/2015 3:52:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5/17/15 | Elizabeth Roberts
    For years Star Trek fans – known as Trekkies – have been the butt of jokes about their penchant for wearing pointy ears and attending science fiction conventions. But the police feared British fans of the cult American show might boldly go a little too far one day. It has emerged that Scotland Yard kept a secret dossier on Star Trek, The X-Files, and other US sci fi shows amid fears that British fans would go mad and kill themselves, turn against society or start a weird cult. The American TV shows Roswell and Dark Skies and the film The...
  • Party invoice: Boy sent bill for birthday no-show

    01/19/2015 9:47:19 AM PST · by bgill · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | Jan. 19, 2015 | unkown
    A five-year-old was billed for failing to attend a friend's birthday party - resulting in threats of legal action. Alex Nash, from Cornwall, was invited to the party just before Christmas. An invoice for £15.95 was sent by his schoolfriend's mother Julie Lawrence, who said Alex's non-attendance left her out of pocket and his parents had her details to tell her he was not going. Alex's father Derek said he had been told he would be taken to the small claims court for refusing to pay.
  • $100 Trillion American Economic Collapse with Jim Rickards

    12/11/2014 8:11:12 AM PST · by Ghost of SVR4 · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 21, 2014 | Jim Rickards
    I don't know too much about Jim Rickards, just found this to be an interesting video about the overall economy and some tidbits about what our government agencies are up to. The video is a 45 minutes long interview of sorts and discussion. Just posting in the event other are interested.
  • Atlanta Hawks GM takes leave of absence, Hawks plan to hire Chief Diversity Officer.

    09/12/2014 2:06:52 PM PDT · by Levy78 · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | september 12, 2014 | Greg Botehlo
    (CNN) -- Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry is taking an indefinite leave of absence, the NBA team's CEO announced Friday, days after a report surfaced about comments Ferry allegedly made about a free agent player. Ferry made the remarks about Luol Deng during a June conference call about prospective players, according to a letter obtained by CNN affiliate WSB. J. Michael Gearon Jr., a minority owner of the Hawks, wrote that in that letter that Ferry described some of Deng's negatives, stating that "he has a little African in him. Not in a bad way, but he's like a...
  • Girl, 12, killed on first date after her 'drunk' father's SUV dragged her 50ft into a tree...

    04/07/2014 7:07:14 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 49 replies
    UK Mail ^ | 03/12/2014 | Louise Boyle
    A 12-year-old girl has been killed on her first date after she was dragged by her father's SUV as she tried to get out of the vehicle to pose for a photo with the boy.
  • Top 10 Ridiculous Infomercial Products

    11/13/2013 7:37:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    WatchMojo.com· ^ | 11/13/13 | WatchMojo.com·
    Rough day bunky? Obamacare got you down? WELL.... there is ALWAYS time for an INFOMERCIAL. My absolute favorite: "The Tiddy Bear". I am NOT going to explain it. You'll have to watch.
  • Forget her bloody reputation, Mary I was loved in her lifetime

    11/01/2013 7:41:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | 10/31/2013 | LEANDA DE LISLE
    There will be no ‘Mary I and her People’ exhibitions to match that of Elizabeth I currently showing at the National Gallery. While Elizabeth I is regularly voted our most popular ever monarch her Catholic elder half sister remains associated with her late seventeenth century sobriquet, ‘Bloody Mary’. It is assumed she was hated in her lifetime. In fact she was a popular queen, and one from whom Elizabeth learned much. Mary’s accession to the throne in 1553 was not a smooth one. Her half brother, Edward VI, was a passionate Protestant, and when, aged fifteen, he fell gravely ill...
  • 21 surprising effects of the government shutdown you haven’t heard about(And...Then?)

    10/02/2013 11:42:05 AM PDT · by Vendome · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/02/13 | Caitlin Dewey
    The government shutdown will temporarily slash the staffs and operations of every “nonessential” federal program — which, as you can imagine, adds up to a whole lot of programs. There are the ones you know about, like the national parks and the panda cam. Then there’s everything else.....
  • Local Entrepreneurs Celebrate Kinky, Curly Hair in Baltimore

    09/19/2013 5:22:31 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 14 replies
    Afro ^ | 9/18/13 | Krishana Davis
    A stream of women, along with a sprinkling of men, all adorned with afros of all shapes, sizes, textures and colors shuffled into Oyin Handmade, a natural hair product shop, on Sept. 16 for a celebration of natural hair. The crowd creating an audible buzz outside the Charles Village storefront was for a book signing celebrating the publishing of The Coiffure Project,” a portfolio of photos of natural hair by 26-year-old local photographer Glenford Nunez. Jamyla Bennu, owner of Oyin Handmade, said Nunez was the perfect person to partner with because he was local and working to highlight the beauty...
  • The Least Dangerous Podcast presents the The Top 5 Most Ridiculous Political Comments ever…

    08/29/2013 8:16:06 AM PDT · by LesDowrey · 11 replies
    Least Dangerous Podcast ^ | 8/29/2013 | Les Dowrey
    The Least Dangerous Podcast goes Political and Counts Down the The Top 5 Most Ridiculous Political Comments ever… #5) “Quit isn't the way we roll in New York City. We fight through tough things. We are a tough city.” – Anthony Weiner after his second political sexting scandal. You’re telling us! You couldn’t even quit sending out pictures of your privates on the internet. Trust us Anthony Weiner- if there’s one thing we know it’s that you have a problem quitting. #4) “I am not a witch…I’m you.”- Christie O’Donnell Campaign Commercial No matter what you think of Christine O’Donnell...