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  • TO END GUN VIOLENCE, ABANDON THE WAR ON DRUGS

    10/22/2017 10:11:49 AM PDT · by JP1201 · 79 replies
    With the horrific shooting that recently took place in Las Vegas, debates over gun control have been given center stage in our media and politics once again. And while every pundit seems to have their own surefire way of combatting gun violence, they all gloss over the elephant in the room. Which is, although mass shootings have taken on a repulsive popularity recently, the gun violence surrounding the War on Drugs has created more casualties than every mass shooting in the US combined. And despite the fact that these commentators tirelessly argue the merits and faults of one another’s ideas,...
  • Was Vegas an FBI sting gone bad?

    10/09/2017 11:59:26 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 111 replies
    Renew America ^ | October 7, 2017 | Cliff Kincaid
    Why is there no motive for the Vegas massacre? Why did Stephen Paddock have a secret life? It is terrible to contemplate, but the possibility that Stephen Paddock was an undercover federal operative or informant cannot be ruled out. He may have been set up or used by ISIS and/or a federal agency in a scheme that backfired. The feds may have thought they were going to catch ISIS in the act of preparing a major terrorist attack. ISIS terrorists may have thought Paddock was one of them, but realized at the last minute it was a set-up. They claimed...
  • SEP 19 2017, 6:12 AM ET Bankrupt Puerto Rico Faces Direct Hit From Hurricane Maria

    09/19/2017 7:54:09 AM PDT · by Wally_Kalbacken · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | SEP 19 2017, 6:12 AM ET | JON SCHUPPE
    Puerto Rico, already trying to dig itself out of a historic financial crisis, is now facing a direct hit by a major hurricane that could destroy any progress the U.S. territory has made under a year-old economic rehab plan ─ and set it back further. Hurricane Maria is forecast to hit Puerto Rico early Wednesday, testing the local government's ability to respond to a humanitarian disaster. While the Caribbean island of 3.4 million people is accustomed to tropical storms, it hasn't been hit by a Category 4 or 5 hurricane since 1928.
  • AZ man played with a rattlesnake, got bit in the face

    09/17/2017 9:42:56 AM PDT · by Towed_Jumper · 32 replies
    12News (KPNX) A TEGNA Company ^ | September 16, 2017 | Nico Santos
    Victor Pratt has been in the hospital since Sept. 1 after a rattle snake bit him in the face. Two weeks later, and the wound is still difficult to look at. "It makes your brain smash," Pratt said, trying to describe what the pain felt like. He was able to keep his cool enough to pry the snake's jaw off him and get to a hospital in Coolidge, where the incident happened.
  • Gingrich or Santorum as speaker? House conservatives plot mischief for the fall.

    09/07/2017 3:31:25 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7 Sep 2017 | Robert Costa and Ashley Parker
    Several influential House conservatives are privately plotting ways to use the legislative calendar this fall to push their hard-line agenda — including quiet discussions about possibly mounting a leadership challenge to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan. The group has gone so far as to float the idea of recruiting former House speaker Newt Gingrich or former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum as potential replacements for Ryan (R-Wis.) should there be a rebellion. The Constitution does not require that an elected member of the House serve as speaker. While the chances that a non-House member could mount a credible threat to Ryan...
  • FDA Calls Ecstasy A ‘Breakthrough’ Drug For PTSD

    08/31/2017 1:30:43 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    miami.cbslocal.com ^ | August 31, 2017 2:31 PM | Staff
    The Food and Drug Administration is turning to a widely condemned narcotic in an effort to help people dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The FDA has classified the noted party drug as a “breakthrough therapy” for patients. The “breakthrough” designation isn’t just a ceremonial title. The FDA will now fast-track the review of ecstasy as an approved treatment for PTSD. The pills, known by drug dealers and users as “Molly,” reportedly contain the chemical MDMA, which researchers believe is a key in treating the disorder. According to reports, MDMA helps patients deal with traumatic memories by relieving some of...
  • Who Are The "Birthers"? Here's The Short List

    08/15/2009 11:48:27 PM PDT · by Red White and Blue Dog · 35 replies · 1,770+ views
    Red White and Blue Dog
    Obama essentially wants us to trust his word that health care will work out just fine for the rest of us who do not have the coverage he and the Congress have. Okay, but before he asks us to trust him, he should trust us first by putting to bed a little unfinished business: basically, whether he qualifies to be President in the first place. He and his administration have mocked and degraded those who have sought the answer to this question. We're told they're a small clutch of angry fringe lunatics, unable to put their racism aside and accept...
  • Rapper who stared at eclipse abruptly cancels concerts (excerpted)

    08/25/2017 1:10:27 AM PDT · by cba123 · 56 replies
    N Y Post ^ | August 24, 2017 | Joe Vitale
    Joey Bada$$, a hip-hop artist who has earned praise from Malia Obama, asked his Twitter followers if he was "crazy" for staring at the solar eclipse without protective glasses - then canceled his upcoming performances. "Am I crazy for watching the eclipse today w no glasses?" the rapper tweeted. "I've sungazed before and afterwards saw colors for a whole day. I didn't die tho." -- Full article at link.
  • Dietrich Bonhoffer on Stupidity

    08/23/2017 12:18:58 PM PDT · by TBP · 10 replies
    ‘Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. One may protest against evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion in that it leaves behind in human beings at least a sense of unease. Against stupidity we are defenseless. Neither protests nor the use of force accomplish anything here; reasons fall on deaf ears; facts that contradict one’s prejudgment simply need not be believed- in such moments the stupid person even becomes critical – and when facts are irrefutable they...
  • NASA to Stop a Doomsday Supervolcano by Stealing its Heat

    08/20/2017 8:45:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 96 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | August 18, 2017 | Avery Thompson
    Beneath Yellowstone National Park is a giant volcano. The heat from this volcano powers all of the park's famous geysers and hot springs, so most tourists probably don't worry about having tons of hot magma under their feet. But perhaps they should: The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen. The supervolcano erupts about every 600,000 years, and it's been about that long since the last eruption. That means the volcano could erupt any day now, and if it does it'll send enough dust and ash into the sky to blot out the sun for years, along with blowing...
  • Occidental College: Stuck on “Stupidity”

    08/17/2017 9:49:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 17, 2017 | Alex Nitzberg
    While universities notoriously serve as Petri dishes that cultivate the doctrines of social justice and inculcate students with its dogmas, Occidental College actually offers an undergraduate degree program in "Critical Theory and Social Justice. (CTSJ)" Describing the program as "interdisciplinary," the syllabus explains: "'Critical' refers to various bodies of theory and method: Marxism, psychoanalysis, the Frankfurt School, deconstruction, critical race studies, queer theory, feminist theory, postcolonial theory, and intersectionality that interrogate the essentialist assumptions that underlie social identities. 'Social justice' refers to an extra-juridical concept of fairness that is focused on exposing and ending social inequalities. The aim of the...
  • Melania, Ivanka and Ivana Trump Wear High Heels, a Symbol of Everything(tr)

    08/11/2017 5:50:25 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 80 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 8/10/17 | Nina Burleigh
    There’s been no rest for the wicked just a week into President Donald Trump’s 17-day vacation, what with our late-summer flirtation with nuclear war. But the women in the Trump clan seem to have been able to kick back. Given the dearth of photographic evidence otherwise, perhaps they have finally been able to put their feet up. This hiatus allows us to reflect on a minor Trumpian trend to which the nation has become accustomed since January: the ubiquitous stiletto pump. The vertiginous spike-heel shoe is not currently in fashion, but for Ivana, Ivanka, Melania and the Trump daughters-in-law, Carrie...
  • ‘Miami Vice’ Reboot In Works At NBC With Vin Diesel & Chris Morgan Producing

    08/02/2017 4:19:02 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 2, 2017 | Nellie Andreeva
    Miami Vice is eyeing a return to NBC. The network has put in development a reboot of its signature 1980s action crime drama, with the Fast & Furious duo of Vin Diesel and Chris Morgan producing. The remake, which had been in the works since last season, will be written by Peter Macmanus (The Mist, Satisfaction) and produced by Universal Television, Chris Morgan Productions and Diesel’s One Race TV. No executive producers have been locked in yet, but Morgan and Ainsley Davies of Chris Morgan Productions are expected to serve as EPs along with Diesel and Shana Waterman of One...
  • A Team of Scientists Just Made Food From Electricity — and it Could be the Solution to World Hunger

    07/31/2017 8:08:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Futurism ^ | July 26, 2017 | Tom Ward
    The Electric Bioreactor Farm Finnish researchers have created a batch of single-cell protein that is nutritious enough to serve for dinner using a system powered by renewable energy. The entire process requires only electricity, water, carbon dioxide, and microbes. The synthetic food was created as part of the Food From Electricity project, which is a collaboration between Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. After exposing the raw materials to electrolysis in a bioreactor, the process forms a powder that consists of more than 50 percent protein and 25 percent carbohydrates — the texture...
  • Al Gore saw Fish from the Swimming in the Streets on a Sunny Day

    06/12/2017 10:15:48 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/04/2017 | Al Gore
    Al Gore claims he saw Fish from the Swimming in the Streets on a Sunny Day. And the same thing is happening in Honolulu.
  • NOLA Mayor: Civil War Monuments Caused a ‘Great Migration’ Out of the City ("Best and Brightest")

    05/20/2017 9:37:17 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-19-2017 | John Binder
    “The cultural and economic and the spiritual loss to this city for having those statues up that have run people out of the city,” Landrieu claimed. “The great migration that sent some of our best and brightest to places across the country that we don’t have the benefit of has been incredible.”
  • ‘Green 20’ Attorneys General Sue Trump To Preserve Obama Climate Policies

    05/10/2017 1:16:58 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/10/17 | Michael Bastasch
    Four Democratic attorneys general sued the Trump administration for reversing a moratorium on issuing coal mining leases on federal lands. Three of the Democratic AGs — California, New York and Washington — come from states that do not produce coal. Only New Mexico AG Hector Balderas comes from a coal-producing state. All four Democratic AGs are part of the “Green 20” coalition of top state prosecutors working together to keep Obama administration environmental policies from being repealed and investigate “whether fossil fuel companies misled investors and the public on the impact of climate change on their businesses,” according to a...
  • Sunday Satire

    05/07/2017 11:50:12 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 3 replies
    unknown | 5/7/2017 | unknown
    Adopt A Terrorist -- This is BRILLIANT! Makes sense to me!! I CAN'T IMAGINE ANYONE IN THE PRESIDENT'S CABINET COMPOSING SUCH A BRILLIANT RESPONSE! Adopt a Terrorist. Too Good to Miss. TRUMP'S Cabinet Members know how to handle complaints. Here is an example: A liberal female from San Francisco wrote a lot of letters to the U.S. government, complaining about the treatment of captive insurgents (terrorists) being held in GITMO. She demanded a response to her letter. She received back the following reply: SECRETARY OF DEFENSE HONORABLE JAMES "MAD DOG" MATTIS PENTAGON WASHINGTON, DC Dear Concerned Citizen, Thank you for...
  • Human Rights Tribunal rules landlord must pay Muslim couple $12,000

    05/02/2017 12:07:48 PM PDT · by tje · 21 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | APRIL 26, 2017 | MICHELE MANDEL
    It didn’t help his case that he shared a joke about a devout Muslim on his Facebook page. Now the small landlord who rented out the main floor of his Brampton home to an Arab Muslim couple must pay them $12,000 for failing to accommodate their religious practices when showing their apartment to prospective tenants. ~Snip~ His sins? John Alabi refused to remove his shoes when showing the bedroom where the couple prayed and while he always gave them the mandated 24-hour notice before showings, he didn’t always provide the five-minute heads-up they’d requested to ensure the wife was modestly...
  • Professor laments his sleepless life under Trump: ‘I live in a fragmented, cruel world’

    04/19/2017 5:50:11 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 94 replies
    The College Fix ^ | April 19, 2017 | Kate Hardiman
    Ronald Pelias, an adjunct instructor of theatre at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, recently published a scholarly article that details nearly a dozen different reasons why he feels miserable to the point of self-described sleepless nights under Trump, and why he holds contempt for Trump voters — even for his students who support the Republican president. “I can’t stop wondering if each person I encounter is [a] Trump supporter. If I identify someone who I believe fits that category, I assume he or she is deeply uninformed and/or unethical,” writes Pelias in Qualitative Inquiry, which provides an interdisciplinary forum on...