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  • vanity

    08/28/2015 2:13:39 PM PDT · by late bloomer · 27 replies
    Fox News show, "outnumbered" | self
    Am Wonderfully impressed with the intelligence,personality,political and ethical acumen of Mz Harris Faulkner hostess of the Fox News show "Outnumbered" and can envision her as a superb candidate for Secretary of State under Cruz. and at the least a wonderful replacement for Megeyn Kelly...
  • HILLARY, and Huff Post READ THIS! (vanity)

    08/28/2015 1:46:14 PM PDT · by A Navy Vet · 19 replies
    Vetscor ^ | A Navy Vet
    " I find it the height of irony that a party which espouses small government would want to unleash a massive government effort, which might include national guard and others, to go and literally pull people out of their homes and their workplaces, round them up and, I don't know, put them in buses or boxcars, in order to take them across the border. I find that absurd but appalling." "Unleash". Great lawyer speak as in "is is is". No you dumbass b*tch, even Trump isn't talking about pulling them out of their homes and put in boxcars. He's just...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden Ashley Madison Account Created at College He Taught at

    08/28/2015 1:02:01 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/27/2015 | by Patrick Howley
    Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden’s account on the extramarital dating website Ashley Madison was used and likely created on the Georgetown University campus while Biden was teaching there. Business executive Robert “Hunter” Biden, reportedly an adviser to his father’s political career, told Breitbart News Monday that he suspected his enemies of creating a fake Ashley Madison account for him in order to discredit him. The email address provided for “Robert Biden’s” account matched a personal email address once used by Biden, the vice president’s son confirmed. (EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden: Ashley Madison Account Created In My Name By America’s...
  • Keyless Ignitions Led to Carbon Monoxide Deaths and Should Have Been Recalled, Suit Says

    Some of the world’s biggest automakers should have recalled millions of vehicles with keyless ignitions because the cars, which don’t shut off automatically if the driver fails to press the start/stop button, could be a deadly carbon monoxide risk, according to a new lawsuit. According to the suit, filed in Los Angeles Federal Court on behalf of keyless car drivers Wednesday, there have been at least 13 deaths -- and a number of close calls -- from carbon monoxide poisoning after consumers failed to manually shut off their engines. The suit claims, “Reasonable drivers mistakenly believe that removing the Keyless...
  • Parole recommended for Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis

    08/28/2015 11:13:54 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Associated Press | August 27, 2015
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – After 43 years in prison, parole officials again say it is safe to free Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis. Parole commissioners recommended Thursday that Davis be paroled in the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. It's the fourth time for such a recommendation, but the 72-year-old Davis remains imprisoned at California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo.
  • Reprogramming Cancer Cells Back to Normal Cells

    08/28/2015 10:15:36 AM PDT · by Mellonkronos · 10 replies
    Neuroscience News ^ | August 26, 2015
    [If this pans out, it would not only be one of the great advances in medical history but also would show what genetic research can actually do!]Cancer researchers dream of the day they can force tumor cells to morph back to the normal cells they once were. Now, researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus have discovered a way to potentially reprogram cancer cells back to normalcy. The finding, published in Nature Cell Biology, represents “an unexpected new biology that provides the code, the software for turning off cancer,” says the study’s senior investigator, Panos Anastasiadis, Ph.D., chair of the Department...
  • Remember Ferguson

    08/28/2015 8:31:49 AM PDT · by OddLane
    Splice Today ^ | August 28, 2015 | Todd Seavey
    Remember Ferguson—Colin Ferguson, that is. This year was the 20th anniversary of the conviction of the lunatic who, two years earlier, had killed six people on the Long Island Railroad. And it’s significant, I think, that he’s remembered primarily as a lunatic—not as a black man on an anti-white crusade. The left is now filled (almost exclusively, it sometimes seems) with hair-trigger liar-propagandists happy to seize any opportunity to argue that the media constantly downplay crimes by white racists and play up crimes by blacks. On the contrary, I’ve worked in TV news at more than one network and can...
  • Killing happy women

    08/28/2015 8:12:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 28, 2015 | Deborah C. Tyler
    It appears that both Kate Steinle and Alison Parker were selected for death for being joyful, lovely American women living blessed lives. At the time of her murder, Kate Steinle’s brother said he believed that Francisco Sanchez chose Kate because she was so happy. Friends and family are describing Alison Parker, who was killed yesterday by a "gay" black man named Vester Flanagan, as overjoyed to be living her dream. Kate Steinle and Alison Parker were not killed by guns. They were killed by goaded men.
  • Walpole to block Confederate flag over high school field

    08/28/2015 4:29:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 28, 2015 | Johanna Seltz
    WALPOLE — The School Committee took steps Thursday night to distance itself from a Confederate flag overlooking the high school athletic field, voting to permanently block the rebel emblem flying on private property with a public banner emblazoned with a big W and with a second banner printed with a disavowal of the divisive symbol. “Walpole is not a racist town and does not want to be perceived that way,” School Committee chairwoman Nancy Gallivan said before the unanimous vote.
  • Seattle Police See spike in Gang Violence

    08/28/2015 12:07:18 AM PDT · by RC one · 15 replies
    K5.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | Alex Rozier
    Seattle Police held a news conference on Tuesday afternoon to discuss a rise in gang and gun violence in 2015. As of Mid-August, this year has seen nearly 60 more shots fired reports than last year. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O' Toole said the majority of the shootings and murders are tied to gangs. "Most of the violence we've seen, most of the shots fired we've seen, most of the homicide we've seen are related to ongoing gang activity," O' Toole said. "There's a very small number of people causing a large number of problems."Chief O' Toole spoke of a...
  • El Salvador deems criminal gangs, including MS-13, 'terrorists'

    08/27/2015 11:45:55 PM PDT · by RC one · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 at 2:01 PM | Andrew V. Pestano
    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of El Salvador has ruled that criminal gangs within the country will be considered terrorist groups, including the MS-13 gang. El Salvador's most notorious gangs, Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, and Barrio 18, as well as any other criminal organizations that threaten or frighten the country's people are terrorists because of their "systematic attacks to life, security and personal integrity of the population," according to El Salvador's Constitutional Chamber. The chamber upheld and expanded El Salvador's 2006 Special Law Against Terrorist Acts on Monday...
  • Data Suggests That the Men of Ashley Madison Were Chatting With Fake Women

    08/27/2015 10:33:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 27, 2015 | Dayna Evans
    The Ashley Madison leak, which has since revealed hacked information on everyone from marriage evangelist Josh Duggar, to family evangelist Sam Rader, to athletes, universities, and media companies had another interesting detail come to the surface yesterday. Gizmodo editor-in-chief Annalee Newitz published a long survey on the women of Ashley Madison that suggests very few of the female accounts on the site were held by real women. Newitz discovered that the second-most-popular IP address in the leak looped back to a "home" IP address that likely originated at Ashley Madison. This corroborated her discovery that many of the female test...
  • Vanity. "Ask Donald Trump"

    08/27/2015 5:47:31 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 23 replies
    Me | 08/27/2015 | Zeneta
    Dear "The Donald", I love what you have brought to this election and I wish you well. There is however a few questions that I'd like you to address in your business mind, from your gut. Yes, no, or we need to look deeper into that, are all acceptable answers. I'd like to get a deeper understanding of who I may be supporting in this upcoming election. Best regards.
  • Does Ted Cruz Have the Qualifications For President?

    08/27/2015 2:58:46 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 37 replies
    Conservativereview.com ^ | August 24, 2015 | Steve Deace
    With the nation plunged into existential crisis and faced with deep cultural and moral divisions, critics scoffed at the notion of the Republican Party nominating a lawyer turned one-term legislator for President of the United States. “The country needs an experienced hand and someone with executive experience,” they said. “Not to mention someone who has served in the U.S military and is therefore ready to be a wartime president.” Though an experienced governor was considered the favorite for the nomination, Republicans instead chose this lawyer turned first-term legislator. Mainly because they believed he had the ability to command the bully...
  • Black, Gay Reporter Murders Straight, White Journalists — Media Blame the Gun

    08/27/2015 2:31:14 PM PDT · by RC one · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/26/15 | Ben Shaapiro
    Williams murdered two people while they were live on air on WDBJ in Virginia: reporter Alison Parker, and cameraman Adam Ward. After the murders, he went on the run – and while he was on the run, he tweeted out his rationale for the killings, accusing Parker of making “racist comments” and Ward of going “to hr on me after working with me one time!!!” He then posted video to his Facebook and Twitter pages of himself shooting both at point-blank range.
  • Here’s the first thing President Trump will need to do.

    08/27/2015 1:35:38 PM PDT · by Mier · 9 replies
    http://www.michaelsavage.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Michael Savage
    Dr. Savage explained to his audience that issues such as illegal immigration and the weakening of America’s military were nothing new and not unique to Obama’s administration. He added that the last thing America needed was another Clinton in the White House and offered a suggestion for “President Trump.” “The emasculation of America’s military didn’t begin with Obama,” Savage told his listeners. It started with George W. Bush. The leftist machine has long been embedded in the Defense Department. But through Obama has done more damage to our military than al-Qaida has done. His military evisceration plan has seen hundreds...
  • Australia's Nanny State: A Case of Arrested Development?

    08/27/2015 1:04:20 PM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    BBC News ^ | Jon Donnison
    For me, the laid-back, easy-come, easy-go, throw-another-shrimp-on-the-barbie stereotype of Australia is encapsulated in the vibe of its unofficial anthem, Waltzing Matilda, where a swagman pinches a local sheep for his supper. In reality, these days our jolly swagman would probably be pulled up for pitching his tent without a proper permit, lighting an illegal fire or sparking up a ciggie in a public place. Populated by convicts in the early days of British settlement, Australia still loves to lay down the law And now an Australian senator has set up a parliamentary inquiry into the extent to which the country...
  • The top ten most unexpected words added to the online Oxford dictionary

    08/27/2015 4:07:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/27/15 | Lucy Clarke-Billings
    The online Oxford dictionary has added 1,000 new words to its database. The latest additions have been announced, highlighting the things British people have been talking about in the summer of 2015, such as inconsiderate commuters, solidified waste and unacceptable service charges. Here are ten of the most unexpected words on the list: manspreading (noun): the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seat awesomesauce (adjective): extremely good; excellent bants (noun): playfully teasing or mocking remarks...
  • Bill Clinton Reportedly Upset Biden Might Crush His Dreams of Reoccupying the White House

    08/27/2015 7:10:27 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/27/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Hold onto your seats everyone, things are about to get interesting. Rumblings of a Joe Biden presidential run continue to get louder and despite the claims of James Carville, some Democrats and the Clinton campaign are starting to panic. Just days ago, Hillary Clinton cut her vacation short in order to get back onto the campaign trail. Her return came shortly after Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, a darling of the left who many wish were running for president instead of Hillary, met with Biden in Washington D.C. for lunch. Warren's non-commitment to another Senate run is also making the Clinton...
  • Leaked data shows women on Ashley Madison were mostly fake

    08/27/2015 7:05:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    engadget ^ | Mariella Moon
    It's no secret that Ashley Madison has fake female profiles to engage users -- heck, it's even noted in the ToS that the website "is geared to provide you with amusement and entertainment." When its user data was leaked to the public, though, people got a chance to see just how many women there are on the website exactly, and how many of them are definitely fake. Gizmodo editor-in-chief Annalee Newitz took a closer look at the data dump in an effort to determine the site's female population and found that barely any of the 5.5 million profiles marked as...
  • Report: Trump Tells GOP Leaders He Won't Run As An Independent

    08/27/2015 7:03:54 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/26/2015 | Allahpundit
    Finally, some Trump-related news that fans and critics can each celebrate. If you’re a fan, a third-party run was always going to be an exercise in narcissism destined to fail. If you’re a critic, you’re far better off trying to stop Trump in the primaries and accepting the small risk of him winning the nomination than you are having him go indie and creating a huge risk that he’ll torpedo the GOP nominee’s chances in the general. No one wins with Trump going third-party — not Trump, not populists, not the establishment. The only winner is Clinton 2.0. If you...
  • Murdered TV Reporter's Dad Just Vowed to "shame" legislators to pass gun control

    08/26/2015 6:24:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 121 replies
    8/26/15
    Ann Coulter is going to be on the Megyn File....so I tuned in. The murdered girl's father and boy friend made a joint appearance....they really seemed to be almost comfortable. Now look, we all mourn differently...yet the two seemed so at ease on the subject. Maybe the shock of what happened has them in a daze. But at the end of the interview, the father vowed to "shame" people into accepting gun control....but he DID speak about guns being kept out of the hands of mentally ill people. I thought the law already did that. Now Megyn has a former...
  • Josh Duggar enters faith-based rehab to be treated for sex addiction

    08/26/2015 6:18:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 26, 2015 | LIZZIE SMITH
    Josh Duggar has entered a 'faith-based rehab' to be treated for sex addiction in the wake of further revelations about his sordid private life. The decision comes after the family values lobbyist confessed to having a porn addiction and being unfaithful to his wife after being outed as a user of the Ashley Madison affairs website. It was revealed earlier this year that Duggar was previously treated at a faith-based rehab center as a teenager after admitting molesting five of his underage sisters. In a statement the reality star parents Jim Bob and Michelle wrote that their oldest son would...
  • Burger King Wants McDonald’s Help to Make the ‘McWhopper’: All For The Sake Of World Peace

    08/26/2015 2:55:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    TIME ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jon Chew
    Burger King has offered McDonald’s a golden opportunity to come together and make one burger to rule them all — in the name of world peace, of course.In full-page ads running Wednesday in The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune – the hometown paper of the Illinois-based McDonald’s – the fast-food chain is proposing the “McWhopper,” a hybrid of each company’s signature Big Mac and Whopper burgers that will be sold for one day in one pop-up store in one city.That city, Burger King is proposing, would be Atlanta, a meeting point between both company’s headquarters. The marketing...
  • Virginia TV journalists killed by suspect with 'powder keg' of anger

    08/26/2015 2:07:50 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8-26-2015 | GARY ROBERTSON
    Flanagan sent ABC News a 23-page fax about two hours after the shooting, saying his attack was triggered by the June 17 mass shooting at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the network said. Nine people were killed, and a white man has been charged in that rampage. The network cited Flanagan as saying he had suffered racial discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying at work. He had been attacked by black men and white women, and for being a gay black man, he said.
  • Freep a Poll! (Who is to blame for the Virginia reporter shooting?)

    08/26/2015 2:09:11 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    http://www.headlineoftheday.com/ ^ | 8-26-15 | Head Line of the Day
    Who is to blame for the Virginia reporter shooting? Gun owners and manufacturers I don't know. The shooter
  • A school deemed this Wonder Woman lunchbox as too violent

    08/26/2015 2:04:09 PM PDT · by Roos_Girl · 55 replies
    MeTV ^ | AUGUST 26, 2015 | Brent DiCrescenzo
    An anonymous Reddit user named twines18 took to the Reddit Pics page and Imgur to share the above images of a Wonder Woman lunchbox. He titled his post: Letter a friend of mine's daughter received from school today. Her Wonder Woman lunchbox features a violent super hero that does not comply with the school's dress code. Pictures of the lunchbox are also attached. According to twines18, a private elementary school, the name and location of which remains unnamed, barred a student from carrying this super cool yellow lunchbox with red and blue stars. The lunchbox depicts Wonder Woman smiling and...
  • "Trump Is Going To Build That Wall, So Sit Down, Jorge Ramos, and Shut Up" Stump for Trump

    08/26/2015 9:10:23 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 37 replies
    Tou Tube ^ | 8/26/2015
    The Stump for Trump Girls go off on Jorge Ramos.
  • Anti-Trumpians Just Don't Get It

    08/26/2015 8:49:16 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 33 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/26/2015 | Barry Farber
    Poor Johnny. He’s an honest, broad-minded liberal with never an unkind word aimed at those of us on the right, and he was so sure he had the weapon that would annihilate the Donald Trump campaign. He honored me by calling me his favorite conservative, and he was so sure of that Weapon-of-Trump-Destruction he let me have a peek at it. The weapon is a well-researched article in Commentary by Peter Wehner that offers courtroom proof that Donald Trump is not a conservative. Poor Johnny has pitifully mis-invested our confidence. He’s sure that we who admire Donald Trump and wish...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Donald Trump Should Go To Mexico With Me

    08/26/2015 8:36:45 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/26/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    PHOENIX, Arizona — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio—known here simply as “Sheriff Joe”—loves 2016 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and wants to accompany him on a trip to Mexico that would, in his estimation, either lead to a show of U.S. force in getting that country to come to the table on immigration and trade or expose that Mexico is uninterested in solving such problems. “I want to go to Mexico,” Arpaio told Breitbart News in a wide-ranging, nearly two-hour long interview in his office at the Maricopa County justice complex in downtown Phoenix. “I’ve gotten resistance from the Mexican government,...
  • Welcome To Fantasy Island! An advance man points up as Trump's "plane" lands: The Plane! The Plane!

    08/26/2015 8:22:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 67 replies
    8/26/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    "Welcome to Fantasy Island!" Wherever Trump's "plane" lands, that area becomes known (albeit temporarily) as "Fantasy Island," and an advance man for Trump points upward when Trump's "plane" is about to land and says, "The plane! The plane!" On [Trump's] Fantasy Island, everything is either false, an illusion, or is grounded in smoke and mirrors at best: [My favorites are #'s 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10] 1.) On Trump's Fantasy Island, Trump never repeats his talking points ad nauseam. 2.) On Trump's Fantasy Island, Ann Coulter speaks at a Trump rally and magically becomes a conservative! 3.) On Trump's...
  • South Carolina GOP Fest: They Liked Them All, But They Loved Ted Cruz

    08/26/2015 7:54:28 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/25/2015 | Byron York
    ANDERSON, S.C. — Jeff Duncan, the popular and conservative representative from South Carolina's Third Congressional District, held his fifth annual Faith and Freedom Barbecue Monday night. The Anderson Civic Center was packed with 1,800 to 1,900 Republicans who came to hear leading GOP presidential contenders Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and Scott Walker. I'll have more to say about it later; included in the crowd were people representing some key trends and cross-currents in the Republican race. But for now, a quick look at the bottom line. The candidates spoke in Walker-Carson-Cruz order. Before the speeches, I talked to a lot...
  • The Alinsky Man (Trump empowering the powerless)

    08/26/2015 6:47:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Pajama Media ^ | August 25, 2015 | Richard Fernandez
    The Alinsky Man by Richard Fernandez August 25, 2015 - 5:55 pm Watch Jorge Ramos of Univision getting tossed out of a Trump press conference by security after trying to pressure the Donald into answering him in the video below this post. Instead of responding to Ramos, Trump lets security show him the door. Afterward Trump allows that he has no problem letting Ramos back in, and the Washington Post reports the subsequent conversation between the two men. After Ramos was allowed back in, a showdown over immigration ensued. “Good to have you back,” said Trump to Ramos. The two...
  • First State Legalizes Taser Drones for Cops, Thanks to a Lobbyist

    08/26/2015 6:36:39 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 32 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 08/26/2015 | Justin Glawe
    It is now legal for law enforcement in North Dakota to fly drones armed with everything from Tasers to tear gas thanks to a last-minute push by a pro-police lobbyist. With all the concern over the militarization of police in the past year, no one noticed that the state became the first in the union to allow police to equip drones with “less than lethal” weapons. House Bill 1328 wasn’t drafted that way, but then a lobbyist representing law enforcement—tight with a booming drone industry—got his hands on it. The bill’s stated intent was to require police to obtain a...
  • Screw salads: They're not helping you and may be hurting the planet

    08/26/2015 6:10:30 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 35 replies
    National Post ^ | August 25, 2015 | Tamar Haspel, Washington Post
    As the world population grows, we have a pressing need to eat better and farm better, and those of us trying to figure out how to do those things have pointed at lots of different foods as problematic. Almonds, for their water use. Corn, for the monoculture. Beef, for its greenhouse gases. In each of those cases, there’s some truth in the finger-pointing, but none of them is a clear-cut villain. There’s one food, though, that has almost nothing going for it. It occupies precious crop acreage, requires fossil fuels to be shipped, refrigerated, around the world, and adds nothing...
  • Donald Trump Won't Be Our Next President Because He Doesn't Have a Beard

    08/26/2015 4:10:39 AM PDT · by uglybiker · 29 replies
    Paleofuture ^ | 8/12/15 | Matt Novak
    Donald Trump will not be our next president. Neither will Bernie Sanders, Jeb Bush, nor Hillary Clinton. How can I say this with such confidence? Because none of these people have beards. And that was supposed to be the style for US presidents by now. At least according to one random magazine from 1966. The November 1966 issue of The American Legion magazine proclaimed that the American president of 2016 would be sporting a beard. And yes, I know that the next president won’t be sworn in until January 2017, but we’re just going to assume that they meant...
  • What Did the 14th Amendment Congress Think About ‘Birthright Citizenship’?

    08/25/2015 10:12:38 PM PDT · by RC one · 43 replies
    the American Spectator ^ | 8.24.15 | Mark Pulliam
    The issue is whether children born in the United States—even if their parents are foreign nationals who entered this country illegally—automatically become citizens. Current law supposes that they do—a concept termed “birthright citizenship.” Many people erroneously think this concept is dictated by the Constitution or enshrined in a U.S. Supreme Court decision. Not so. Section 1 of the 14th Amendment—the Citizenship Clause—states that “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” When Senator Lyman Trumbell (D-IL), Chairman of the Judiciary...
  • The Fainting Couch At Columbia

    08/25/2015 9:16:14 PM PDT · by OddLane · 16 replies
    Commentary ^ | August 25, 2015 | Heather MacDonald
    In February 2015, Columbia University—currently ranked the fourth most distinguished academic institution in the United States by U.S. News and World Report—announced that all its students, undergraduate and graduate alike, would be obliged to take part in a “Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative.” This “new, required programming,” the Columbia bureaucracy explained, was designed to explore “the relationship between sexual respect and community membership.” Columbia’s students were given a menu of “participation options.” They could watch a minimum of two preselected videos about “rape culture” and gender identity and write a “reflection” about what they had learned. They could attend...
  • Global Finance Grades The World’s Best and Worst Central Bankers 2015

    08/25/2015 7:48:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Global Finance ^ | 08/24/2015
    NEW YORK, August 24, 2015 — Global Finance magazine has named the heads of the Central Banks of the Czech Republic, the European Union, India, Israel, Malaysia, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, and Taiwan as the World’s Best Central Bankers over the past year, in recognition of their achievement of a prestigious “A” grade on Global Finance’s Central Banker Report Cards. August 24, 2015 In addition, the Central Bankers of Colombia, Saudi Arabia and the United States earned “A-” grades. The Central Banker Report Cards, published annually by Global Finance since 1994, grade the central bank governors of nearly 75 key...
  • Question regarding Census: 2015 National Content Test

    08/25/2015 6:42:37 PM PDT · by fwdude · 29 replies
    Self | 8/25/2015 | fwdude
    Well, my residence has been "selected" to participate in the "mandatory" census-type survey, 2015 National Content Test. Never heard of this before, and am leery about participating - so I won't. It is not a census year, so this is not required by law in my thinking. My question regards the "required by law" part. Laws can only apply to people or entities. The form threatens me by telling me that my response is "required by law," but since the census only selects residences/properties, I am not personally, specifically named to answer. This seems like a very unenforceable "law" if...
  • 9/11 'Dust Lady' Marcy Borders dies after battle with stomach cancer

    08/25/2015 3:20:05 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | August 25, 2015
    BAYONNE -- After a yearlong battle with stomach cancer, Marcy Borders -- the woman known as the "Dust Lady" from the iconic photo taken of her as she escaped from the Twin Towers on Sept. 11 -- has died, according to Facebook posts by multiple family members. Michael Borders, Marcy Borders' brother, said in a Facebook post at 11:22 a.m. yesterday that he needed everyone to pray for her, before posting about 12 hours later: "I can't believe my sister is gone."
  • Is Trumps movement fascist rather than conservative?

    08/25/2015 1:58:59 PM PDT · by dschapin · 222 replies
    self | dschapin
    I am honestly getting a little scared of what I see happening in politics at the moment. Trump seems to be creating a personality cult where his supporters don’t seem to care what they are supporting provided he attacks the people they don’t like. I am starting to feel a little bit like a German citizen in the early 1930’s watching normally rational conservatives start to cultishly follow a strong leader who they thought would fight back and stop the communists. Seriously if I had to pick a political philosophy for the Trump movement I would say that it is...
  • Scott Walker: Anti Immigrant Phony

    08/25/2015 11:51:02 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/25/2015 | Betsey Woodruff
    Scott Walker took every position imaginable on birthright citizenship last week—so why is he so awkward about it? Because he doesn’t believe it. For Scott Walker, last week could have been magic. But—thanks to his struggles with immigration—it was doomed. The headlines started beautifully: On Aug. 18, he had a verbal tussle with a protester who heckled the Wisconsin governor’s soapbox speech at the Iowa State Fair. “I am not intimidated by you, sir, or anyone out there,” Walker said to a heckler, according to CNN. “This is what happened in Wisconsin. We will not back down, we will do...
  • Black Women Go Off On "Weak, Worn, and Tired Out" Jeb Bush "The Joke"

    08/25/2015 10:48:02 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/25/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Raucous Trump supporters, Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson, better known as the “Stump-for-Trump Girls,” have become a YouTube sensation with their hilarious rants and staunch support for Donald Trump. Today Lynette and Rochelle took on Jeb Bush “the joke” for finally getting enough energy to get up and go to the US-Mexico border. “ “Let me tell you who’s the joke. Jeb Bush. Yeah, I heard he went back down there to that border or by that border. Jeb, if you wanted measurements all you had to do is call Donald Trump. Why are you trying to copycat...
  • LIBERAL WRITER: Trump’s Border Wall Would be DANGEROUS for ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

    08/25/2015 9:21:39 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 72 replies
    Progressives Today ^ | 08/24/2015 | Aleister
    You really have to marvel at the stupidity of progressives and now is one of those times. One of the main reasons Donald Trump is doing so well in the polls is because he’s saying what many Americans are thinking about illegal immigration and border security. National Journal columnist Clare Foran worries that if a wall is built on the border, as Trump has suggested, people who try to cross into America illegally could be injured. Her new column is truly stunning: “ Donald Trump’s Border Wall Could Have Deadly Consequences Donald Trump wants America to build a permanent wall...
  • How to stop most "Anchor Babies" from being created.

    08/25/2015 8:52:36 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 24 replies
    Today. | Me.
    The United States is being flooded with Immigrants, many of which have children here, and those children are currently regarded by the law as US Citizens. We refer to these children as "Anchor Babies", because they then allow for the rest of the family to be brought into the United States, thereby "anchoring" the family in the United States, where it otherwise would have no right to be. An Interesting and clever way of addressing the problem has recently occurred to me. The 14th amendment was originally understood as not applying to Indians, because they were not regarded as "subject...
  • Why Polls Alone Don't Show the True Leaders of the GOP Race

    08/25/2015 6:48:17 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 9 replies
    Newsmachete ^ | 8/24/2015 | Newsmachete
    Who are the leaders in this crowded race for the GOP nomination? If you look at national polls, the top three are Trump, Bush, and Carson. If you look at New Hampshire, it's Trump, Kasich, and Bush. If you look at Iowa, it's Trump, Carson, and Walker, though I don't know how proud Scott Walker can be to be third in a state that should almost be giving him a home-state advantage. But these polls by themselves don't show who the leaders are in the race. To know the answer to that question, you have to look at all the...
  • How Trump Would Get the Economy Going

    08/25/2015 6:33:42 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/25/2015 | Howard Richman & Raymond Richman
    The Dow Industrial Average fell by 358 points on Thursday and 531 points on Friday. Yesterday, after plunging more than a thousand points, it recovered to a “mere” 588 point loss. Economic growth has been slow, and another recession appears to be on the horizon. Could a President Donald Trump get the economy going again? So far he has only laid out the bare bones of his economic plan. But it has the makings of an excellent program. Balancing Trade First and foremost, he plans to negotiate balanced trade agreements and even threatens taxes on imports as a way to...
  • Islamic State release pictures after 'destroying ancient temple' at Palmyra

    08/25/2015 6:02:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | August 25, 2015 | Louisa Loveluck
    Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) have destroyed one of Palmyra’s most well-known ancient temples, according to Syria’s antiquities chief. Carefully stage-managed photographs by Isil show the moment the terrorist group destroyed one of the best known temples at Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra. The images, released by Isil’s media wing in the central province of Homs, revealed the Temple of Baalshamin was littered with explosives before it exploded into a mushroom cloud on Sunday.
  • Russians to Build Tallest Jesus Statue in World on Pacific Coast

    08/19/2015 7:29:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Russian Insider ^ | 8/19/15 | Pravomir
    *Taller than famous Rio de Janiero and Lisbon statues*Intended as symbol of rebirth of Russian Far East and rebirth of ChristianityThe statue was cast in 2013 by Tsereteli, the famous Georgian-Russian sculptor, known for his gigantic projects such as a statue of Peter the Great in Moscow and ‘The Tear of Grief’ in the United States, dedicated to the struggle against world terrorism. The monument stands 50 metres taller than the world famous ‘Christ the Redeemer’ in Rio de Janeiro, and two metres higher than ‘The Christ the King’ in Lisbon. In Vladivostok, the monument will be composed of two...