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  • Hit-and-run driver climbed into backseat while car was moving: JPSO(mug shot)

    05/24/2016 3:29:25 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/24/16 | Michelle Hunter, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A woman who fled the scene after crashing into a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle climbed into her own backseat to pose as a passenger -- while the vehicle was still moving, authorities say. But 25-year-old Amber Lovell's seat-switching ruse wasn't clever enough to fool the deputy, who immediately identified her as the driver of the vehicle, a Sheriff's Office arrest report said.-snip-Once taken into custody, Lovell is accused of slamming her head and feet against the window of the patrol car. Deputies had to restrain her, according to the report. Lovell is accused of spitting on one deputy...
  • New Orleans delays bid process for Confederate monument removal

    05/24/2016 3:13:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 6 replies
    NEW ORLEANS (WWL-TV) – The city of New Orleans has cancelled the start of the monument relocation bid process that was scheduled Monday as the matter continues to be stayed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision to remove four monuments that celebrate Confederate era figures or events and the bid process to have them removed has been marked by controversy and court hearings. The city council voted late last year to have the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Circle, The P.G.T. Beauregard statue near City Park, the Jefferson Davis Memorial on Jefferson Davis Parkway and the...
  • Senate passes bill to bar public funding to abortion providers

    05/24/2016 3:06:30 PM PDT · by BBell
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/23/16 | Kevin Litten, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A bill to bar public funding for entities that provide abortions, legislation that could be used to prevent Planned Parenthood from opening an abortion clinic in New Orleans, passed the full Senate on Monday (May 23). The bill now heads to the desk of Gov. John Bel Edwards. The bill is one of several this session that have sought to address concerns raised by the release of videos portraying Planned Parenthood officials discussing the organization's tissue donation program last summer. The videos were produced by an anti-abortion group, and contained graphic language about abortion procedures.Gov. Bobby Jindal looked for ways...
  • Milo Yiannopoulos at DePaul University Tonight (Live video feed 7pm eastern)

    05/24/2016 2:47:13 PM PDT · by libertarian27 · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5-24-2016 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    "There is only one "World's Most Fabulous Super-villain", and he is at DePaul for One Night - LIVE! His Topic: Feminism is Cancer! For all of the social justice warriors/feminists who have nothing better to do than talk about their feelings in their gender studies classes: We will be providing safe spaces, coloring books/materials, pacifiers, and diapers for those who get too triggered at our event. DEAL WITH IT DARLINGS! Hosted by The DePaul College Republicans, See you there!"
  • West Point cadet draws outrage after being caught using her cellphone during march

    05/24/2016 2:40:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 23, 2016 | Alfred Ng
    Text, text, text-right, text. Veterans are outraged that a West Point cadet decided to phone it in during a march on Saturday morning. The cadet, who was wrapping up a 47-month training experience and graduating, had her eyes glued to her phone instead of paying attention to marching.
  • Teresa Heinz Kerry to step down as chair of Heinz Endowments

    05/24/2016 2:17:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2016 5:05 PM EDT
    Teresa Heinz Kerry says she’ll step down as chairwoman of the Heinz Endowments and her three sons will fill the position in a series of four-year rotations starting this fall. The plan was released Monday after two years of discussions with the foundation's board of directors and its top executive. It was unanimously approved by the 14-member board. Heinz Kerry, 77, plans to step down in October to pave the way for her sons. …
  • Environmentalist and actor Ricardo Torres marries tree

    05/24/2016 2:11:13 PM PDT · by bkopto · 42 replies
    The Strait Times ^ | 5/11/2016 | staff
    For the eighth time, Peruvian actor and environmental activist Ricardo Torres has symbolically married a tree as part of an ecological awareness campaign to urge others to care for the environment. The wedding took place at a landmark location, the town of Santa Maria del Tule, which is home to an ancient 2000-year-old cypress tree. The tree's estimated weight is more than 544.3 million kilograms. Torres left the house of his godmother, accompanied by a committee of village elders, friends and family, and walked down the Sabino street towards a cluster of Cypress tree leaves to start with the ritual...
  • Bob Dylan's Forgotten Pro-Israel Song,Revisited

    05/24/2016 12:00:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 24,2016 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    The Times of Israel reports: “I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now,” Bob Dylan sang in 1964’s “My Back Pages.”
  • Nicolás Márquez: Che Guevara’s Own Words Shatter His Myth

    05/24/2016 11:38:31 AM PDT · by fella · 31 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 18 Aug 2014 | Belen Marty
    Marxist Marketing Gimmick Cannot Overturn Murderous, Racist Legacy Nicolás Márquez is a lawyer, journalist, political analyst, and native resident of the coastal city of Mar Del Plata, Argentina. Above all, Márquez is a writer. Perhaps inspired by the fresh sea air that permeates the city, Márquez wrote El Canalla (The Scoundrel): The True Story of Che, where he brings to the surface the man beneath the myth, the Argentinean behind the Latin American, and the murderer underneath the façade of a righteous man. Márquez speaks slowly and possesses the enviable vocabulary and oratory skills of man who has been immersed...
  • Sources: BU [Baylor] Regents Remove Starr As President [ed]

    05/24/2016 11:25:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Horns Digest ^ | May 24, 2016 | Chip Brown
    The Baylor board of regents on Tuesday removed Kenneth Starr as school president and chancellor after six years and offered him a leadership position in the BU law school, sources told HornsDigest.com.
  • Judge: Bill Cosby to stand trial for assault charges

    05/24/2016 11:18:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2016 | Brian Vitagliano, Holly Yan and Kristina Sgueglia
    More than a decade after he was first accused of sexual misconduct, Bill Cosby will go to trial. Pennsylvania judge found enough evidence during a hearing Tuesday to proceed with a criminal trial. Cosby's next court date will be July 20; it's not clear when his trial will start.
  • Here's The Full List Of Organizations That Paid Hillary Clinton From 2013-2015

    05/24/2016 8:51:54 AM PDT · by lafroste · 14 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 5/24/2016 | Tyler Durden
    In its article titled, How Corporate America Bought Hillary Clinton for $21M, The New York Post details the companies and organizations that paid Hillary in speaking fees from 2013-2015. The total comes to $21.7 million, which is a remarkable sum for one of the least charismatic and unimaginative orators the world has ever known. The New York Post reports:
  • Big Science vs. Humanity: The Arrogant Dream of Constructing a Human Genome in the Lab

    05/24/2016 8:23:03 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 19 replies
    The Stream ^ | May 23, 2016 | Douglas Axe
    Big Science vs. Humanity: The Arrogant Dream of Constructing a Human Genome in the Lab By Douglas Axe Published on May 23, 2016 • Scientists have recently started talking about constructing a complete human genome from scratch — out of raw chemicals. Understandably, concerns are being raised about the idea.As unsettling as the news is, though, perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising. Big science is always looking for backers of the next big project, and controversy is one sure way to get the ball rolling.Reading human genomes has become passé, it seems, so it’s predictable that something newer and bolder — like writing...
  • Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer with parents

    05/24/2016 7:36:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2016 10:00 AM EDT | Christopher S. Rugaber
    Many of America’s young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms. For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people ages 18 to 34, an analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center has found. Nearly one-third of millennials live with their parents, slightly more than the proportion who live with a spouse or partner. It’s the first time that living at home has outpaced living with a spouse for this age group since such record-keeping began in 1880. The remaining young adults are...
  • ‘Ghostbusters’ Steps Right Into the Hostility of Gender Politics

    05/24/2016 6:39:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 23, 2016 | Michael Capely and Brooks Barnes
    Sony Pictures needs to keep male moviegoers interested in its “Ghostbusters” reboot after an Internet attack on its female cast. Hillary Clinton wants women to throw their support behind her presidential campaign. In a strange confluence, those agendas risk colliding this week on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
  • Knife Check at NRA Meeting in Louisville, 2016

    05/24/2016 1:34:41 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | May 20, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- Open carry is unrestricted at the NRA annual meeting in Louisville, Ky, this year. But with presidential candidate Donald Trump speaking at the Leadership Forum, the Secret Service set up a system to stop the entrance of people with guns and knives. Doug Ritter of Knife Rights realized that the carry of pocket knives is common with people across the United States, and that it is a major inconvenience to trudge a half mile back to a parked car to deposit a pocket knife after walking through a quarter mile line to hear the speakers.
  • Restaurant owner found guilty of death by chicken tikka masala

    05/23/2016 6:23:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2016 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    The owner of an Indian restaurant was found guilty Monday of killing one of his customers — after he cut corners whipping up an order of chicken tikka masala. A jury in Teesside Crown Court in North Yorkshire, England, found 52-year-old Mohammed Zaman guilty of manslaughter and gross negligence because he switched out almond powder for a cheaper ground nut mix containing peanuts, according to the BBC.
  • Czech Politician: West Will Have To ‘Crush’ Islam

    05/23/2016 11:07:24 AM PDT · by wtd · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 May 2016 | James Delingpole
    Czech Politician: West Will Have To ‘Crush’ IslamIslam is a “criminal” ideology which deserves to be ranked with “Nazism, fascism and communism”, is “incompatible with the principles of European law” and, like its totalitarian predecessors, must inevitably be defeated. So argues Czech lawyer, activist and politician Klára Samková in a hard hitting lecture she delivered earlier this week in the Czech Parliament to an audience including (some rather bemused) ambassadors from Muslim countries – including the Turkish ambassador who, with several others, walked out half way through.
  • India's Mini-Shuttle Blasts Into Elon Musk's Race For Space

    05/23/2016 6:14:59 AM PDT · by Republic_Venom · 20 replies
    www.ndtv.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Anurag Kotoky, Ganesh Nagarajan, Bloomberg
    India successfully launched a scale model of a reusable spacecraft on Monday, a project that in time could pit the nation against billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk in the race to make access to space cheaper and easier. The winged vessel -- one-fifth of full size -- blasted off on a rocket from Sriharikota base on the southeastern coast, the Indian Space Research Organisation said. The spacecraft reached an altitude of 65 kilometers (40 miles) and glided back at supersonic speeds for a splashdown in the Bay of Bengal. The test took about 13 minutes.
  • Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood says Hollywood is gripped by a powerful pedophile ring

    05/22/2016 8:39:37 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 73 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 22 May 2016 | ABE HAWKEN
    Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood claims that young actors in Hollywood are being sexually abused by predatory high-powered 'vipers' working in the industry.. The Hobbit actor, 35, told The Sunday Times that the child abuse is 'probably still happening'. Shocking allegations that top Hollywood figures have been protecting child abusers have circulated widely in recent years. Several industry figures have been convicted following claims of sex abuse and former child actors - including The Goonies actor Corey Feldman, 44 - claimed he was 'surrounded' by molesters when he was a teenager. Anne Henry, co-founder of Bizparentz - a...
  • Gun Control Advocate Rachel Maddow Says “Shooting is Fun”

    05/22/2016 7:30:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    aim.com ^ | 5-18-16 | Don Irvine
    MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow, an admitted gun control advocate, shocked her fellow liberals this week when she told CBS News’ Rita Braver that she thinks “shooting is fun.” Braver accompanied Maddow to a gun range, where she watched Maddow shoot a few rounds. Maddow: This is a beautiful gun. Braver: So maybe you wouldn’t expect the woman wielding the Colt .45 pistol or the AR-15 rifle to be unabashedly left-leaning Rachel Maddow. Maddow: Like, I’m a real liberal, even on, like, gun safety and gun control issues. That said, I think that shooting is fun, and I think that shooting...
  • Rapper Threatens To Kill Donald Trump If His "Momma's Food Stamps" Are Taken Away

    05/22/2016 6:55:08 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 91 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5-22-16 | Tyler Durden
    I could go to war with whoever the f*** I want to, but I really want to go to war with Donald Trump because Donald Trump trying to take food stamps from my mamma and that’s all the f*** she’s got. As long as the m*****f****** government let us keep food stamps… we gonna be good, but the first time this nigga pass a law talking about he taking Louisiana purchase, sh*t going to get ugly. I swear to god on every m*****f****** chain I got, bitchez gonna go down. You gotta understand them (inaudible) love Fruit Loops. They love...
  • Suspect in Massachusetts officer's slaying dies in shootout

    05/22/2016 5:59:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    AP ^ | May 22, 2016
    AUBURN, Mass. (AP) -- The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts police officer died after an exchange of gunfire Sunday as authorities closed in on him at a small town residence, police said. The man, identified as 35-year-old Jorge Zambrano, burst out of a closet and opened fire on the officers as they approached him inside an apartment in Oxford, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said at a news conference. Zambrano, who authorities said had a criminal history, was taken to a hospital, where he died.
  • Why men are best at guessing endings of TV crime dramas

    05/22/2016 1:49:48 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-20-16 | REHEMA FIGUEIREDO and JEMMA BUCKLEY
    Men are more likely to guess the endings of complex TV crime dramas because women are distracted by the emotion of the story, claims a leading psychologist. Dr David Lewis has said that men remain detached while watching detective dramas such as ITV’s The Secret and BBC1’s Undercover and pick up on hints about the ending that women miss. Dr Lewis said: ‘A man is much more likely to look at that and say “ah ha!” A woman, because she is focused on the emotions, is less likely to spot these things designed to give you a hint. ‘Women tend...
  • Democrats’ demons: reason to fear convention chaos

    05/22/2016 1:36:42 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 19 May, 2016 | Seth Lipsky
    The Democratic warhorse Dianne Feinstein is warning that Bernie Sanders’ campaign against Hillary Clinton could turn the party’s convention in Philadelphia into the kind of disaster that erupted in Chicago in 1968. “It worries me a great deal,” she tells CNN. I can understand why. I was there. Covering the Democrats’ 1968 convention for one of America’s greatest newspapers, the Anniston (Ala.) Star, I saw a bitterly divided party, riven by the Vietnam War and Jim Crow, met with violence in the streets. The convention finally handed up, in Vice President Hubert Humphrey, one of the finest liberals in history....
  • Sex crimes committed by WOMEN are on the rise

    05/22/2016 1:33:02 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies
    Daily Star UK ^ | 3/22/2016 | Katie Bowler
    Alarming figures uncovered in a Daily Star Sunday investigation reveal offences by females have rocketed in five years. Greater Manchester Police has seen a 270% rise. The figures from the Metropolitan Police have also more than doubled. The Met revealed that 235 sexual offences were committed by females in 2011 to 2012, soaring to 473 by 2015 to 2016. Greater Manchester Police saw the number of crimes rise from 45 to 174 over the same period. The statistics, released under the Freedom of Information Act, include all types of sex crimes – from indecent exposure to sexually abusing someone with...
  • Matt Bracken: The Hybrid Vigor of the Coming European Islamic State

    05/22/2016 12:36:04 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 21 May, 2016 | Matt Bracken
    This is heartbreaking to see, but very important. This is how a dhimmi is created in a gun-free country, where armed self-defense is an alien concept. This is prison yard rules, and the young German is just fresh meat. This German kid will probably convert to Islam just to stop the pain and “gain the respect” of his new masters. Note how the bully threatens to beat him every day just to harden him up and make him a man. A similar psychological process occurs in military boot camp with new recruits. He doesn’t know it yet, but his mother...
  • Salon’s Todd Nickerson on Pedophilia: ‘I’m Not a Monster’

    05/22/2016 10:57:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 66 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Mike Ma
    Salon writer Todd Nickerson has released a video in which he admits his love for a 5-year-old girl and why he thinks it’s justified. The three minute video begins with Nickerson describing how he first fell in love with a child he babysat when he was 18. “I remember looking up and just seeing her and just going… ‘Wow, she’s beautiful,'” Nickerson explains. “I knew I was in deep, I had fallen for the girl.” He goes on to explain that he never hurt the girl. Todd mentions that a lot of his fantasies revolve around young girls that are...
  • EgyptAir 804 disappears from radar Paris-Cairo - PPRuNe Forums

    05/22/2016 11:03:29 AM PDT · by GilGil · 25 replies
    PPRune ^ | 5/22/2016 | Staff
    #37 Given the altitude and airspeed at the point of disappearance the plane, or parts of it, will likely be quite some distance south east of the last know location, which could be in shallower parts of the Med. Discarding the usual creative but pointless theories, all we know with any degree of certainty is that the plane disappeared suddenly at cruising altitude (or thereabouts) having just entered Egyptian airspace. The rapidity of the event suggests some kind of very sudden 'mechanical' failure - cause unknown. Realistically there are only two broad possibilities; explosive device or a sudden mechanical/structural/engine-type failure....
  • Clinton and Sanders reminisce over drinks on "Saturday Night Live"

    05/22/2016 10:48:59 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 22,2016 | Kyle Balluck
    Democratic presidential rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders share a drink and reminisce during the opening of "Saturday Night Live." “I’m not going anywhere,” Sanders, played by Larry David, says as a bartender announces closing time. “I can stay here as long as I want.
  • Tax Havens: A Legitimate Defense against Greedy Politicos

    05/22/2016 8:10:45 AM PDT · by fella · 5 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 21 May 2016 | Luis Guillermo Vélez
    Officials, Intellectuals, Workers Hypocritically Denounce Strategies They Practice Themselves; Why can’t tax evasion be a legitimate form of self defense? In some countries and circumstances, it is. Despite what politicians want us to believe, tax havens exist because some countries have been turned into tax hellholes by officials bent on “social justice” and “income redistribution.” Sometimes, those same politicians top the list of “offshore” account holders trying to evade taxes. “The Wealth of Nations” by Adam Smith had something to say about this kind of government revenue, namely that taxes are a lesser evil overall than other forms of paying...
  • Disgraced Johnny Manziel risks jail AGAIN after getting into a brawl and 'punching a reveler [tr]

    05/22/2016 3:54:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    Disgraced former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel is risking another run-in with the law after he allegedly punched a reveler in a Las Vegas nightclub. The Heisman Trophy winner was at Jewel Nightclub in the Aria hotel on Friday watching the grand opening show by Drake when he was jostled by another party-goer and lashed out, TMZ claims. The alleged incident comes while Manziel is already on bail over claims he attacked his ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley, hitting her so hard she lost hearing in one ear.
  • I Like Fruity Wine with a Cap that Screws off. How about You?

    05/22/2016 12:09:43 AM PDT · by lee martell · 156 replies
    May 21, 2016 | Lee Martell
    One year ago, I helped a friend of mine find a place to rentshare and move into. I knew she would fit right in. We have been coworkers in the past, just platonic friends. She thanked me by giving me a bottle of Chianti; red Italian wine. I thanked her of course, and put the bottle in my storage closet for when I got ready for it. I was ready today, having just finished writing a group of Quarterly Reports for my Manager of a Group Home. I was planning to reward myself for completing the job to everyone's satisfaction....
  • Hating America at Google

    05/21/2016 9:23:15 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    Commentary ^ | 29 May, 2016 | Hating America at Google
    This week Facebook made nice with conservatives who were worried about reports about it censoring its trending-news section to reflect the liberal bias of those who work for the social-media company. But maybe the conservative activists and media figures were worried about the wrong Internet giant. Yesterday, anyone who clicked on the Google home page saw a curious “doodle” honoring someone who most users had probably never heard of. But rather than the usual anodyne historical figure or celebrity, yesterday’s honoree was a woman that Google identified as “one of the most overlooked and dogged civil rights activists of our...
  • I have a MAJOR announcement to share with y’all…

    05/21/2016 12:36:34 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 67 replies
    Written by Allen West on May 21, 2016 : on this day I am honored to say I have been elected for a three-year term to the NRA Board of Directors.
  • MAN ARRESTED, ANOTHER SOUGHT IN 2 INDECENT EXPOSURE INCIDENTS ON SCHUYLKILL RIVER TRAIL

    05/21/2016 2:40:22 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    WPVI.COM ^ | 21 MAY 2016 | 6ABC.COM
    CENTER CITY -- One man has been arrested, and another is being sought in two separate indecent exposure incidents on the Schuylkill River Trail. The first incident occurred around 7:28 a.m. Saturday. A 33-year-old man told police he was riding his bicycle on the trail when observed an unknown black male lying on the ground with his private area exposed, partaking in a lewd act alone. Police responded and located a man fitting the description, who was later positively identified as 34-year-old Salin Smalley.
  • Venezuela: Food and Medicine Shortages are a Government Policy

    05/21/2016 6:39:30 AM PDT · by fella · 16 replies
    panampost.com ^ | 20 May 2016 | Luis H. Ball
    President Maduro Deliberately Causes Shortages to Cow Venezuelan Citizens into Submission Even with the collapse of the price of oil, Venezuela’s total export revenue this year will yield a similar amount to Peru’s total exports. Peru and Venezuela have the same population, and the world knows there are no food lines in Peru and no one is dying for lack of medicines in that country. Unfortunately, most reporting by the international press on Venezuela’s current crisis, while mentioning the Chavista regime’s mismanagement and corruption, also places the blame on the economic crisis that befell the country after oil prices collapsed...
  • Sex Robots Are Coming

    05/21/2016 6:28:29 AM PDT · by Kudsman · 111 replies
    Men's Health ^ | May 20, 2016 | Eric Spitznagel
    Gentlemen, we have the technology. We can build the perfect sex companions. But do we want them? David Mills has a great story about the time he brought a date home and she almost saw his sex robot. “Everything was going well, and we were heading toward the bedroom,” he says. “And that’s when I realized, ‘Oh crap, Taffy’s in there!’” Taffy is Mills’s sex robot. He gave her that name because it sounded young and playful. Mills and Taffy are celebrating their two-year anniversary. In June of 2014, Mills had her delivered from a company called Abyss Creations in...
  • Obama Names Transgender to Faith Post (Presidential Council of Faith Partnerships)

    05/20/2016 7:03:13 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 89 replies
    World net Daily ^ | 5-20-2016 | Bob Unruh
    Obama’s statement said Satin was the assistant faith work director for the National LGBTQ Task Force. “She is an active member of the United Church of Christ and served on the denomination’s executive council as its first openly transgender member. Ms. Satin recently worked on the development of Spirit on Lake, a LGBTQ senior housing project in Minneapolis. She served on the board of directors for OutFront Minnesota from 2001 to 2008 and has served as chair of GLBT Generations since 1999. She has also served on the board of directors of PFund Foundation, a regional LGBTQ community foundation advancing...
  • Sheldon Adelson and Why I Am Endorsing Donald Trump

    05/20/2016 6:38:34 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 17, 2016 | Sheldon Adelson
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-donald-trump-sheldon-adelson-endorsement-20160517-story.html
  • 5th grader savagely attacks 1st grader in Georgia school bathroom

    05/20/2016 5:56:04 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 20 MAY 2016 | KHOU.COM
    HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- A vicious attack in an elementary school bathroom sends a 6-year-old to the emergency room, and her parents tell police it was a fifth grade girl who attacked her. The girl was at home recovering Thursday night, but her mother says she knows exactly who attacked her 1st grade daughter. She warned the school that the fifth grader was a danger last week. Cheryl Tackett says she is trying to comfort her 6-year-old daughter Lanira, but she can hardly get the words out herself. “I just started crying,” she said. “I couldn’t do anything but cry.”
  • Oklahoma judge delays decision on beheading suspect's plea request

    05/20/2016 5:20:36 PM PDT · by fella · 13 replies
    4029tv.com ^ | 20 may 2016
    <p>NORMAN, Okla. —An Oklahoma judge on Friday put off deciding whether to accept a man's request to plead guilty to first-degree murder in the beheading of a co-worker, as a death sentence would still be possible.</p> <p>Alton Nolen reiterated his desire to plead guilty and die by lethal injection after Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley asked a series of questions to assess whether he understood the charges against him stemming from the September 2014 attack at the Vaughn Foods plant in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore.</p>
  • What Does Maduro’s New State of Emergency Mean for Venezuela?

    05/20/2016 4:53:47 PM PDT · by fella · 11 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 17 May 2016 | Orlando Avendano
    Venezuelan President Grants Himself New List of Powers in Response to "Threats" Last Friday, May 13, the President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro signed a new decree establishing an economic emergency that extended the original decree made in January 2016, but which included something called a “state of exception” this time around. The state of exception is intended to allow the government to take “exceptional” measures to control the country’s crisis, as well as to protect the Venezuelan people from whatever the government may consider a threat. But it’s still not clear what Maduro is going to do with such tremendous...
  • Maroon 5 cancel North Carolina shows to protest anti-LGBT bill

    05/20/2016 12:45:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | May 20, 2016 | Nick Romano
    Maroon 5 are the latest band to cancel shows in North Carolina because of the state's anti-LGBT bill. "We have announced that we will be canceling our upcoming shows in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina because of the recent passage of the HB2 legislation," the band said in a statement on their website. "This was a difficult decision for us to make as a band. We don't want to penalize our fans in North Carolina by not performing for them, but in the end it comes down to what we feel is morally right."
  • Ten Arabic Words: A challenge to national security professionals engaged in the Global War On Terror

    05/20/2016 12:30:27 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 20 May, 2016 | Matthew Bracken
    If you are a politically-correct bliss-ninny with a coexist bumper sticker slapped on the back of your Subaru, and you don’t have the slightest clue what the following ten words mean, then this essay is not meant for you. You are excused. dawah, dhimmi, hijra, jizya, kafir, shaheed, shariah, takfir, taqiyya, ummah But if you are a national security professional, senior military officer or political leader involved in any aspect of the “Global War On Terror,” AKA “Countering Violent Extremism,” these are ten words that should already be a part of your working vocabulary. If you can’t readily discuss their...
  • EgyptAir flight attendant posted picture on Facebook of plane crashing a year before

    05/20/2016 11:49:55 AM PDT · by wtd · 30 replies
    JihadWatch.org ^ | May 20, 2016 2:22 pm | Robert Spencer
    EgyptAir flight attendant posted picture on Facebook of plane crashing a year before she died in flight MS804What a coincidence. Might Samar Ezz Eldin have been part of a jihad cell that worked to take down the plane? The possibility cannot be dismissed out of hand. “EgyptAir cabin crew posted picture of plane crashing on Facebook year before tragic flight MS804,” by Simon Robb, Metro.co.uk, May 20, 2016: A flight attendant on the tragic EgyptAir flight MS804 had posted a picture of a plane crashing, months after she got a job with the airline. Samar Ezz Eldin, 27, uploaded...
  • Why Are Tech Companies So Liberal?

    05/20/2016 9:34:37 AM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 35 replies
    Richochet ^ | May 2016 | Ulysses768
    Good article by tech worker suggesting his theory of demographics, artistic license and college indoctrination.
  • Bisbee graduates 84 at historic Warren Ballpark

    05/20/2016 8:14:01 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Christine Steele
    BISBEE — Bisbee High School sent 84 seniors out in the world Thursday night with some sage advice from both students and teachers alike. It was lovely evening at Bisbee’s historic Warren Ballpark, where a full moon shone over Bisbee’s hills while students waited nervously for the ceremony to begin. The theme of the evening was perseverance, brotherhood and love. Bisbee High School principal Laura Miller gave her first commencement speech, while keynote speaker, former Bisbee High teacher and coach Walt Edge gave his 50th.
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  • The Avarice of an Empty Pantsuit Speaking to an Empty Room

    05/19/2016 7:59:01 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 19 May, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    The following meme by Matthew Bracken provides a fitting counterpoint to last night’s article on David Petraeus. Hillary Clinton and Gen. Petraeus are both shameless lucre-seeking missiles targeted at the copious petrodollars of the Persian Gulf.