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  • Target Cries 'Uncle,' Begs Shoppers to Come Back

    08/26/2016 9:43:09 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 68 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | 8-26-2016 | Michael Walsh
    Sin in haste, repent at leisure: Target is launching a first-of-its-kind one-day sale to try and boost back-to-school shopper traffic amid a boycott over its bathroom policy. The retailer is offering a 10% discount on everything in its stores and online on Sunday. Target is calling the event #TargetRunDay. It marks the first time Target has ever offered a 10% discount both in stores and on its website. The sale comes after Target last week reported its first quarterly traffic decline in more than two years. This is what happens when you blindly hop on the social-justice bandwagon without consulting...
  • The Real Threat... Violence From The Left

    08/26/2016 9:35:31 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 26 Aug, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    The impetus for today’s musings is my growing annoyance with the factoid (something touted as fact, but false) that “conservatives” are violent nuts. According to new and old media alike - from Google and Facebook to the New York Times and the Washington Post - it’s the Trump supporter we must fear the most. In support of that factoid, the media shrilly points out the affection Trump’s cheering squad has for the Second Amendment. And there’s no doubt Trump’s supporters like the idea of being able to defend themselves in an emergency. While not the primary theme for today’s musings,...
  • Girl, 8, caught in crossfire in Camden (NJ) dies; Reward up to $12,000

    08/26/2016 4:33:45 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies
    WPVI.COM ^ | 26 AUGUST 2016 | JEANNETTE REYES
    CAMDEN (WPVI) -- An 8-year-old girl caught in a crossfire of bullets Wednesday night in Camden, New Jersey has died. Gabrielle Carter's father announced his daughter's passing early Friday evening in a post on his Facebook page.
  • 'Women in mini skirts don't become suicide bombers': Muslim president causes outrage

    08/26/2016 3:52:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 32 replies
    http://www.mirror.co.uk ^ | 13 AUG 2016 | JON DEAN
    Full title:'Women in mini skirts don't become suicide bombers': Muslim president of ex-Soviet republic causes outrage with terrorism quotePresident of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev said women in his country had been wearing short skirts for decades 'but never thought about wearing an explosive belt'Women who wear full Islamic garb are more likely to become terrorist suicide bombers, a Central Asian leader has claimed. President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev said women in his country had been wearing miniskirts for decades "but never thought about wearing an explosive belt". The premier was making the comments to journalists during a national debate on cultural...
  • Tim Kaine TRYS TO Link Trump to ‘ Ku Klux Klan Values ’ 8 26 16

    08/26/2016 3:05:07 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 19 replies
    Tim Kaine TRYS TO Link Trump to ‘ Ku Klux Klan Values ’ 8 26 16
  • KKK Grand Dragon "Will Quigg" Supports Hillary Clinton MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS HIDING THIS!!!

    08/26/2016 2:57:42 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 26 replies
    KKK Grand Dragon "Will Quigg" Supports Hillary Clinton MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS HIDING THIS!!! KKK Grand Dragon "Will Quigg" Supports Hillary Clinton MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS HIDING THIS!!!
  • FBI: Militia leader arrested in Mandeville for dealing meth

    08/26/2016 2:37:40 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 8/25/16 | Laura McKnight, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    An FBI-led SWAT team arrested the leader of a Louisiana militia Thursday morning (Aug. 25) in Mandeville on federal charges of dealing methamphetamine and possessing a firearm "in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime," according to the U.S Attorney's Office in New Orleans. James Moore, 46, of Talisheek, a small St. Tammany Parish community near the Mississippi border, reportedly came to the attention of federal authorities during an FBI Domestic Terrorism investigation. Federal investigators suspect Moore was dealing "large quantities" of methamphetamine.
  • Favourite to be next Dutch PM vows to BAN the Koran and CLOSE all mosques

    08/26/2016 12:20:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | Aug. 26, 2016 | TOM PARFITT
    Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch Freedom Party (PVV), called for the total "de-Islamification" in a controversial manifesto posted online. The far-right MP, who has previously compared the Koran to Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf, also vowed to put an end to immigration from Islamic countries. He would also close all Islamic schools and asylum centres, and ban Muslim women from wearing the headscarf in public, if elected prime minister next year.Mr Wilders unveiled the manifesto ahead of the Netherlands' parliamentarian elections in March. The PVV currently leads the pack in almost every opinion poll amid growing anger at the Dutch...
  • Burning Man Turns 30: The Joys, Pitfalls (and Drugs) of Hollywood's "Vacation for the Soul"

    08/26/2016 9:16:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 8/26/2016 | Degen Pener
    Burning Man, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, has grown from a tiny summer solstice bonfire gathering on the beach in 1986 near San Francisco to such a powerful cultural phenomenon that no less than President Barack Obama name-checked it at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in April. His 18-year-old daughter, Malia, he joked, isn't allowed to go. Running this year from Aug. 28 to Sept. 5, Burning Man — where attendees include Google's Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, iHeartMedia chairman Bob Pittman, director Chris Weitz (who met and married his wife, Mercedes Martinez, there) and...
  • Nate Parker’s Alleged Sins Won’t Keep Me From Seeing ‘The Birth of a Nation’

    08/26/2016 7:11:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 26, 2016 | Goldie Taylor
    They did not teach us about Nat Turner at the nearly all-white public schools I attended. Nor at the nearly all-black ones I went to. While our lessons, especially and almost solely during Black History Month, were festooned with images and chronicles of nonviolent freedom fighters, there was little if anything about the slave rebellion led by Turner that unfolded in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831.
  • Progressives: Giving your son a boy name could make him think he's a boy

    08/26/2016 6:45:36 AM PDT · by PROCON · 104 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Carly Hoilman
    A recent New York Times article noted that celebrity parents are favoring "post-gender" or "gender agnostic" names for their newborns. The piece cites examples like Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, who named their son "Journey," and Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, who named their second daughter "Delta" (their first daughter? "Lincoln"). "Gender-blurring baby names are on the rise among American parents," the article notes. “The old ‘Boy Named Sue’ idea of a boy being shamed by having a girl’s name is passing away,” Pamela Redmond Satran, a founder of the baby-naming website Nameberry, told the Times. Last December,...
  • Anyone watching Fox News right now?

    08/25/2016 7:40:09 PM PDT · by Xandria · 61 replies
    Fox News | Xandria
    FOX is just broadcasted the second part of Massage interview. What he basically hinted was that Set Rich, the guy who was killed in DC on July 10, could be one the wiki leaks informant. What do you guys think about it?? Was he the guy who lead to the resigning of DWS??
  • The MCC Warns Spectators at Lord's Ground

    08/25/2016 7:21:43 PM PDT · by Churchillspirit · 15 replies
    The Daily Mail UK | 08.25.2016 | Daily Mail reporter
    The MCC warns spectators at Lord's ground not to injure players with stray champagne corks.
  • Megyn Kelly Grills Jorge Ramos on ‘ Neutrality ’ Claims Do You Disclose Daughter Works For Clinton

    Megyn Kelly Grills Jorge Ramos on ‘ Neutrality ’ Claims Do You Disclose Daughter Works For Clinton
  • Julian Assange Wikileaks Megyn Kelly FULL Interview August 25, 2016 Fox News part2(MUST WATCH)

    08/25/2016 7:04:16 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 9 replies
    Julian Assange Wikileaks Megyn Kelly FULL Interview August 25, 2016 Fox News part2(MUST WATCH)
  • (PART 2)Megyn Kelly Julian Assange Wikileaks Interview Leaking Hillary Clinton Harmful Documents

    08/25/2016 6:51:56 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 16 replies
    (PART 2)Megyn Kelly Julian Assange Wikileaks Interview Leaking Hillary Clinton Harmful Documents 8 25 16 BIG NEWS https://youtu.be/pLr0JOPpSpc MUST WATCH
  • A General of Rice? Venezuela Creates 18 Food Czars to Combat Shortages

    08/25/2016 2:54:22 PM PDT · by fella · 23 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 25 August 2016 | Sabrina Martin
    Eighteen Foods and Medical Goods to Receive General Leadership Venezuela will be appointing a “general” for 18 foods that are scarce in the country, officials announced Wednesday, August 24. The announcement was made by Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez, who who was recently given power over the economy by President Nicolás Maduro. “I have assigned a general, along with a civilian-military team, for each food item,” the minister said. “A general or admiral will be chief of rice and will display on a map everything related to production, importation and commercialization.” Padrino, in charge of the “Great Sovereign Mission for...
  • Donald Trump SLAMS Hillary Clinton in Prebuttal to ‘ Old Tired ’ Speech About his ' Racism '

    08/25/2016 2:28:47 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 16 replies
    Donald Trump SLAMS Hillary Clinton in Prebuttal to ‘ Old Tired ’ Speech About his ' Racism '
  • Hate speech or free speech? One campus leader balks at being 'PC'

    08/25/2016 2:09:35 PM PDT · by BBell · 9 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 8/25/16 | Danielle Dreilinger, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    The administration of the prestigious University of Chicago has drawn a line in the sand on one of higher education's hottest topics: whether what some students see as protection from hate speech trumps the traditional right to free speech. In a letter to incoming students, Dean of Students Jay Ellison cast the university's stance as a matter of "academic freedom." The letter has been circulated widely. "We do not support so-called 'trigger warnings,' we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual 'safe spaces' where individuals can retreat...
  • Man told toddler to put up his dukes before fatal beating: cops

    08/25/2016 2:02:52 PM PDT · by BBell · 51 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 8/25/16 | Jamie Schram
    A New Jersey man picked a fight with his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son, telling the defenseless toddler to put up his dukes before beating him to death. Zachary Tricoche, 24, of Pennsauken was arraigned Tuesday in Camden County Superior Court on murder charges after his pathetic attempt at a boxing match with little Jamil Baskerville Jr., who weighed a mere 29 pounds.Tricoche was then transferred to Camden County Jail, where he’s being held on $1 million cash bail. Just prior to the Saturday night attack, Tricoche had gotten into a heated argument with his girlfriend over food she had purchased that...
  • Former Degrassi actor, three women charged in child pornography investigation

    08/25/2016 1:48:30 PM PDT · by fella · 10 replies
    CTV Toronto ^ | 25 August 2016 | Chris Fox
    Four people -- one man and three women -- are now facing charges in connection with a child pornography investigation. The investigation began in January but it was expanded in April when police arrested a 45-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman who allegedly made, produced and distributed thousands of child sexual abuse images and videos. An investigation into the couple began in January after receiving a tip about a cache of child pornography that had been uploaded onto the internet. The couple was arrested on April 25 after police executed a search warrant at their west-end Toronto home. Police allege...
  • Marinea – Sustainable ‘Village At Sea’ – Plans To Use Bitcoin

    08/25/2016 1:24:59 PM PDT · by amorphous · 33 replies
    Cyptocoinnews.com ^ | 25 August 2015 | Elliot Maras
    Marinea, a company planning to establish a self-sustaining “Village At Sea’ between Miami and Cuba, plans to use bitcoin as its currency and eventually have its own electronic currency. Bitcoin, a decentralized currency with no centralized governing authority, naturally fits the Marinea goals of being an independent, self-sustaining society. Marinea is a utopian concept for a village existing in harmony with nature, where citizens will be able to live their lives as they see fit. Another goal is to address the challenges related to limited available land for food cultivation and human habitation. According to its website, the project has...
  • Bad news for baldies: Men with hair are perceived as 'more attractive, approachable and successful'

    08/25/2016 12:48:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 97 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2016 | Stephen Matthews
    It's a part of ageing that many men dread. And now a study has confirmed what many a receding man fears - that hair loss does reduce attractiveness. Scientists found that follically challenged men were rated as more youthful, attractive, successful and approachable after a hair transplant. A group of 122 participants, about half of whom were also men, were asked by researchers at Johns Hopkins University to rate 13 pairs of images.
  • Lucille Ball's Very First Los Angeles Home Is for Sale

    08/25/2016 11:40:22 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 57 replies
    House Beautiful ^ | August 24, 2016 | Lauren Smith
    Back in 1933, a 22-year-old Lucille Ball had just landed her first movie role in Roman Scandals and signed a contract with RKO. What's a soon-to-be movie star to do? Buy a house, of course. Which is why she snatched up this bungalow on the border of West Hollywood so she could be close to all the action.
  • Every British TV Show To Be Monitored for ‘Diversity’

    08/25/2016 10:36:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 25, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Some of Britain’s best-loved and most watched programmes, including EastEnders and Coronation Street, are to be monitored for their ethnic, gender and sexual orientation diversity as part of a new scheme to be rolled out eventually across the whole of British television.
  • University to Freshmen: Don’t Expect Safe Spaces or Trigger Warnings

    08/25/2016 7:32:40 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 28 replies
    The Chicago Maroon ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Pete Grieve
    "WE DO NOT SUPPORT SO-CALLED 'TRIGGER WARNINGS,’ WE DO NOT CANCEL INVITED SPEAKERS BECAUSE THEIR TOPICS MIGHT PROVE CONTROVERSIAL, AND WE DO NOT CONDONE THE CREATION OF INTELLECTUAL ‘SAFE SPACES.'"
  • Vegan ‘Pay What You Want’ Restaurant Faces Closure as Diners Fork Out Less Than $3 A Meal

    08/25/2016 6:34:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 25, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    A vegan restaurant with a “pay what you can” policy is facing closure after receiving an average of $3 per meal from customers. For the last two years, Lentil As Anything in Sydney’s trendy inner-city Newtown has prided itself both on serving restaurant quality vegan food while retaining it’s not for profit, community organisation philosophy.
  • Pizza drones are go! Domino's gets NZ drone delivery OK

    08/25/2016 5:58:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    NZ Hearld ^ | 08/25/16 | Holly Ryan
    Aerial pizza delivery may sound futuristic but Domino's has been given the green light to test New Zealand pizza delivery via drones. The fast food chain has partnered with drone business Flirtey to launch the first commercial drone delivery service in the world, starting later this year. Domino's Group chief executive and managing director, Don Meij said the company had been investigating innovative and new delivery methods as business had grown. This included looking at robotic delivery, which the government is still considering. Details around where the trial would be held have been kept under wraps - however Domino's said...
  • Megyn Kelly Julian Assange Wikileaks Interview Leaking Hillary Clinton Harmful Documents 8 24 16

    08/24/2016 6:40:23 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 29 replies
    Megyn Kelly Julian Assange Wikileaks Interview Leaking Hillary Clinton Harmful Documents 8 24 16
  • Family defends SC woman accused of putting 4-day-old son in refrigerator

    08/24/2016 5:06:19 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    WSOCTV.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | GREG SUSKIN
    CHESTER, S.C. - Angela Renee Blackwell walked into court Tuesday with her hands cuffed in front of her. She barely spoke above a whisper, facing a judge on a charge of homicide by child abuse. Blackwell, 27, is accused of putting her four-day old son William in a refrigerator for three hours at her home on Rose Street on Feb 27.
  • HPD: Son kills teen robber while showing dad new gun

    08/24/2016 4:55:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 29 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | KHOU.COM
    HOUSTON - A son fatally shot an alleged teen robber as he was showing off his new pistol to his dad at their home in east Houston, police say. It happened in a neighborhood on Majestic at Market around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Houston Police Department Sgt. Thomas Simmons. Simmons said the son and dad were in their backyard looking at the new pistol when two juvenile suspects, around 15 or 16 years old, approached them.
  • Child Thanks Police With Lunch For ‘Kindness Day,’ Becomes Honorary Officer

    08/24/2016 4:51:05 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist
    CBS 3 PHILADELPHIA ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | CLEVE BRYAN
    WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — 5-year-old William Evertz decided with his family to make this “Kindness Day.” William’s been doing chores and earning money so he can help other people. “We watched a video of someone helping the homeless and next thing you know it kind of took off,” says his mother Tara Evertz. He started “Kindness Day” by dropping off lunch to his heroes at the Winslow Township Police Department.
  • GOOGLE CAUGHT TRYING sway the election in favor of Hillary

    08/24/2016 4:43:23 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 21 replies
    GOOGLE CAUGHT TRYING sway the election in favor of Hillary
  • 35W Bridge Collapse Survivor Faces Terror Charges

    08/24/2016 4:42:35 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    KSTP.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | KSTP.COM
    A survivor of the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse that killed 13 people and injured 145 is now facing terror charges after authorities say he went to Syria to join the Islamic State group. Mohamed Amiin Ali Roble was charged Wednesday by criminal complaint with providing and conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Roble, now 20, was nearly 11 when the school bus he was riding plummeted about 30 feet as the bridge collapsed. He was injured and was eligible for more than $91,000 in settlement funds on his 18th birthday. That was just weeks before federal...
  • Clinton halfway to raising $1 billion amid ongoing scandals

    08/24/2016 4:40:51 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 21 replies
    Clinton halfway to raising $1 billion amid ongoing scandals
  • The wild party in the Hamptons guarded by DRONES: Millionaire uses a fleet of robots [tr]

    08/24/2016 1:11:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2016 | Staff
    Philanthropist and banker turned musician Ivan Wilzig had a surprise guest at his naked $1million 60th birthday party in the Hamptons - a drone. The security team at Wilzig's 10-acre Water Mill estate, dubbed the Playboy Mansion of the Hamptons, used the flying device to make sure the 700 partygoers behaved themselves and to prevent gatecrashers at the Garden of Eden themed bash on Saturday where clothing was optional. Partygoers were handed fig leaves as they entered the celebrations and many followed the undress code, the New York Daily News' gossip column Confidential reported. Posting to Facebook today, Wilzig, who...
  • See "I was a communist for the FBI" (Vanity)

    08/24/2016 12:14:38 PM PDT · by Piranha · 18 replies
    August 24, 2016 | Piranha
    I watched the 1951 movie, "I was a Communist for the FBI" for free on YouTube. It was distributed by Warner Brothers in 1951 and nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary. I urge everyone to watch it. The parallels to the manipulation taking place today are stunning. It is obvious that today's agitators are taking cues from the same playbook. I especially appreciated the section in which black steelworkers in Pittsburgh were manipulated into a wildcat strike and riots so that the Party could raise money for its own purposes. At one point they joked about raising hundreds of...
  • 'A drunk, a liar and a slut' - Birth of a Nation director was accused of dragging co-ed' [tr]

    08/24/2016 12:04:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 24, 2016 | Laura Collins
    Birth of a Nation director Nate Parker was accused by a prosecutor of using his successful rape defense to characterize his 18-year-old alleged victim as a 'drunk, a liar and a slut'. The prosecuting attorney at the rape trial launched a furious attack in his closing speech on the defense lodged by Parker, who had been accused of raping her with his friend in their college dorm. The trial in 2001 had heard a racially-charged defense, which included how Parker accused a policeman of being motivated by racism to pursue the case against him and his roommate, Jean Celestin, who...
  • Children found in Brevard home with feet 'caked' in dog feces

    08/24/2016 10:18:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.clickorlando.com ^ | Updated: 11:56 AM, August 24, 2016 | Staff
    PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. - A Central Florida woman has been charged after authorities say she kept her two children and 24 Chihuahuas in a home filled with dog feces, trash and bugs. Officials said the Port St. John home had dried, caked feces and urine, roaches and trash inside it, describing that the environment was in "no way safe for the animals, let alone the children who also were in the residence." Investigators said two children, who weren't enrolled in school, had dog feces "caked" to the bottom of their bare feet. The Department of Children and Families removed...
  • Doctors wake coma patient by JUMP-STARTING his brain using ultrasound

    08/24/2016 10:08:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 17:49, 24 Aug 2016 | by Andrew Gregory
    Within 24 hours the patient's responses had improved and in just three days he was fully conscious and had fist-bumped a doctor. Doctors have woken a coma patient for the first time ever by jump-starting his brain using a pioneering ultrasound technique. A saucer-sized device was put against the side of the 25-year-old patient’s head over a 10 minute period. Each of the 10 half-minute, low-intensity pulses created acoustic energy to stimulate brain tissue. The patient’s responses improved measurably within 24 hours. In three days he was fully conscious and had complete language comprehension. He could nod his head “yes”...
  • Voting for Black Obama Twice Proved to Be Stupid, So Should Voting Based on Hillary's Genitalia

    08/24/2016 9:56:01 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 22 replies
    Self | August 24, 2016 | Stayfree
    Everyone who voted for Obama TWICE proved how stupid they were and anyone who would vote for Crooked Hillary is even more stupid!
  • My Public School (Mis)Education About Islam

    08/24/2016 3:11:12 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | August 24, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Does it matter what our kids learn about Islam in public schools? Jenny McKeigue of Olmsted Falls, Ohio thinks so. This small town mother has battled her local school board for about four years to get them to remove parts of the curriculum that seem to promote Islam. In 2012, McKeigue learned that her son had been shown a video in his seventh grade social studies class that she considered to be blatant Muslim propaganda. The video, an episode of the discontinued "30 Days" reality TV series, featured a "regular American" (the host's terminology, not mine) spending thirty days immersing...
  • Man Killed, Pregnant Woman Injured in Newark Shooting: Police

    08/23/2016 7:45:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    NBC New York ^ | By Michael George and Brian Thompson
    On Saturday, Mayor Ras Baraka had asked the citizens of Newark to observe 24 hours of nonviolence, but violence flared nevertheless. Six people were shot and killed in Newark in a little over 72 hours — a time spanning Friday night to early Tuesday morning. In addition to the 25-year-old man shot Tuesday, three people were killed Friday night, one person Saturday night and one person Sunday night.
  • How #BlackLivesMatter Came to Define a Movement (barf alert)

    08/23/2016 7:25:21 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    new york times ^ | 22 Aug, 2016 | NIRAJ CHOKSHI
    It had existed as a phrase for some time, but it wasn’t until two black men died in the summer of 2014 that Black Lives Matter began to flicker to life as a Twitter hashtag. The roots of the phrase are commonly traced to a July 2013 Facebook post by Alicia Garza, a California-based activist, but it appeared in the Twitter-friendly form #BlackLivesMatter only in fits and starts over the course of the following year, according to a Pew Research Center analysis on race and social media released this month. The hashtag had a small, but sustained increase in use...
  • No, Starbucks isn't cheating customers by adding ice to drinks

    08/23/2016 4:38:49 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    MSN ^ | August 23, 2016
    It seems that Starbucks (SBUX) can put as much ice as it wants in your beverage. A judge in California dismissed a case that accused the coffee chain of under-filling its iced drinks, saying the plaintiff had "not alleged any viable claims" against the company. "If children have figured out that including ice in a cold beverage decreases the amount of liquid they will receive, the Court has no difficulty concluding that a reasonable consumer would not be deceived into thinking that when they order an iced tea, that the drink they receive will include both ice and tea and...
  • Blow up doll in the cockpit, spitting water in the cabin: Air New Zealand staff caught in the act

    08/23/2016 3:19:13 PM PDT · by BBell · 43 replies
    New Zealand Herald ^ | Aug 23, 2016
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  • Donald Trump has arrived in Austin

    08/23/2016 1:41:36 PM PDT · by traumer · 16 replies
    Update 2:45 p.m: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plane landed in Austin a little after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, kicking off a campaign swing through the capital of Texas. Meantime, lines had begun forming hours earlier outside ACL Live at Moody Theater in downtown Austin, where Trump will tape a two-hour special with Fox News personality Sean Hannity that will air over two nights. Protesters and Trump supporters sparred as the line grew blocks long, with opponents chanting “Love trumps hate” and waving signs that included “Hill yes” and “Inbreds 4 Trump.” “You must be on welfare if you love Hillary,”...
  • Trump calls for special prosecutor to investigate Clinton Foundation

    08/23/2016 12:54:12 PM PDT · by Smittie · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/22/2016 | Steve Holland
    AKRON, Ohio (Reuters) - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump urged the Justice Department on Monday to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate if donors to the Clinton Foundation got special treatment from the State Department when it was run by his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Trump made the appeal at a rally before thousands of cheering supporters in Akron, Ohio, as he tries to rebound from a slide in national opinion polls with little more than two months to go until the Nov. 8 election. Trump accused former President Bill Clinton and his wife of turning the Clinton Foundation charity...
  • NAACP on White Lives Matter Protest: ‘Misguided Sense of Victimhood Does Not Justify…’ [tr]

    08/23/2016 11:29:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 23, 2016 | 12:41 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    The national NAACP issued a statement Monday in response to a group of armed protesters calling themselves White Lives Matter, who held “a brief protest” Sunday in front of a local NAACP office in Houston, Texas. “Yesterday, a small group of white supremacists, armed with automatic weapons and waving confederate battle flags, held a brief protest outside our office in Texas,” the National NAACP said in a statement on its website. According to the Houston Chronicle, the White Lives Matter group waved Confederate flags and were armed with automatic weapons. …
  • Trump promised personal gifts on ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ Here’s who really paid.

    08/23/2016 6:24:23 AM PDT · by Jay Thomas · 86 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 19, 2016 | David A. Fahrenthold and Alice Crites
    The time had come to fire Khloé Kardashian. But first, Donald Trump had a question. “What’s your charity?” Trump asked. They were filming “The Celebrity Apprentice,” the reality-TV show where Trump schooled the faded and the semi-famous in the arts of advertising, salesmanship and workplace in­fighting. Most weeks, one winner got prize money for charity. One loser got fired. ... “I’m going to give $20,000 to your charity,” Trump said, according to a transcript of that show. He didn’t. After the show aired in 2009, Kardashian’s charity did receive $20,000. But it wasn’t from Trump. Instead, the check came from...