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  • White Privilege Bash...?(MAJOR disconnect from reality?)

    01/27/2016 9:00:11 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 20 replies
    Campus Reform Newsletter ^ | 01/27/16 | Anthony Grockowski
    •Schools across the country are offering course credit and paying for students to attend “The White Privilege Conference.” •More than 20 workshops on topics of sex, race, and gender will be featured at the event. Major universities across the country are offering course credit, and in some cases even paying the cost, for students to attend an annual national event known as “The White Privilege Conference.” The 2016 conference will feature a variety of speakers and numerous breakout sessions, all of which come at an additional charge. On two of the four days, participants will have the opportunity to spend...
  • Fly from New York to London in 11 MINUTES: Radical ‘Antipode’ concept plane [...] revealed

    01/25/2016 8:01:36 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 25 Jan 2016 | ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD
    The engineer behind the Skreemr jet has unveiled another radical, much faster design for future air travel. Charles Bombadier latest concept jet is capable of reaching Mach 24 - more than twice the speed of the Skreemr and 12 times faster than Concorde. Dubbed the 'Antipode', it can carry 10 people up to 12,430 miles (20,000km) in under an hour, allowing it to travel from London to New York in just 11 minutes.
  • The Verdict is in: Guess Who's The Worst President in US History?

    01/25/2016 2:20:09 PM PST · by Maceman · 98 replies
    HubPages.com ^ | Nov. 11, 2015 | Not known
    Americans of all stripes love to debate which president was best or worst. This is a subject that is too important to rely on opinion polls, which are skewed by individual bias and political views. While It's difficult to rate how good or bad any president may have been in comparison to another, a careful look at the facts shows one president failed in virtually every aspect of the job to a degree unrivaled by any other. When you review the facts below and consider his impact on our economy, foreign policy, and domestic policy, by almost any standard, it’s...
  • Study: Maybe we can’t find aliens because they’ve all died already

    01/22/2016 12:32:08 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 85 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | January 22 at 12:27 PM | Rachel Feltman
    Study: Maybe we can’t find aliens because they’ve all died already By Rachel Feltman January 22 at 12:27 PM he hunt for extraterrestrial life is one of humanity's most exciting endeavors. The pieces are all falling into place: We're finding more and more planets outside of our own solar system, and soon the James Webb Telescope will give us unprecedented looks at these distant worlds. We've populated Mars with robots looking for signs of ancient habitability. Orbiters dive through the icy geysers of ocean-covered moons in hopes of catching some life-giving minerals. Our radio telescopes are tuned in to mysterious...
  • Americans Greatly Overestimate Percent Gay, Lesbian in U.S.

    01/22/2016 10:48:43 AM PST · by Sheapdog · 51 replies
    Gallup ^ | MAY 21, 2015 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- The American public estimates on average that 23% of Americans are gay or lesbian, little changed from Americans' 25% estimate in 2011, and only slightly higher than separate 2002 estimates of the gay and lesbian population. These estimates are many times higher than the 3.8% of the adult population who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in Gallup Daily tracking in the first four months of this year. Trend: Just your best guess, what percent of Americans today would you say are gay or lesbian? The stability of these estimates over time contrasts with the...
  • Prayer Request - USMC helicopters down

    01/15/2016 6:38:29 AM PST · by paterfamilias · 25 replies
    15 Jan 2016 | me
    Friends: 2 USMC CH-53 helicopters went down off the coast of Oahu, 12 souls missing. One of my son's best friends is a CH-53 pilot stationed in Hawaii, and cannot be reached. We don't know if he was flying at the time. Please pray for Brian and all those involved. Thanks
  • Obama wipes away tears as he calls for new gun measures (Drama Queen Alert)

    01/05/2016 9:50:06 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 149 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/05/16 | Sarah Wheaton and Nick Gass
    President Barack Obama wept openly Tuesday as he delivered a forceful defense of new executive actions on gun violence, a set of modest proposals to tighten loopholes that likely face quick legal challenges and could be vulnerable to reversal by a Republican White House. The president ran through a list of mass shootings that have happened during his time in office, and teared up as he recalled the schoolchildren gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012. "First graders in Newtown. First graders," Obama said, pausing to collect himself. "Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad. And...
  • How To Spot A Psychopath

    12/31/2015 12:19:50 PM PST · by Bon mots · 67 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 31, 2015 | Sarah Griffiths
    Like Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, psychopaths can be intelligent and charming, while hiding a lack of empathy. So given their ability to manipulate others, how easy it is for you to spot one? Self-professed psychopath Jacob Wells has revealed how he behaves in different situations and has listed questions that may help others identify whether they have any psychopathic traits - as well as recognise them in others.
  • Toy plane plays Islamic prayer, not jet sounds

    12/29/2015 2:43:32 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 21 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | 12/29/15 | Benjamin Woodard
    An unexpected noise came out of a child's present this Christmas: an Islamic prayer. Instead of whooshing and roaring expected out of a toy F-16 fighter jet bought on Amazon, the toy plays a prayer in Arabic, KING-TV reported. The toy's manufacturer, WolVol, blamed its factory for the mistake, according to the report. "It sounds like an Arabic chanting, which is pretty unusual," Bjorn Thorpe, the boy's uncle, told KING-TV. "I think we're kind of confused on how this would happen." Nadeem Israr, president of the Islamic Society of Whatcom County, told King 5 the sound is a Muslim prayer...
  • Private car ownership is on the road to becoming a rarity...? (socialist wet dream?)

    12/18/2015 8:44:14 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 42 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/18/15 | Dan Neil
    Driverless cars, a dream since the mid-20th century, will soon become reality and ultimately commonplace — and can be counted on to accelerate the recent trend away from private automobile ownership. Henry Ford was a smart guy, but he never did the math when he decided to put every American household on wheels. A century after the Model T, the world has a problem with cars. The U.S. and China will consume about 40 million light vehicles in 2015, according to IHS. Globally, we’re on track to hit 100 million vehicles in 2020. That’s not a lot of cars. That’s...
  • The speech where Adolf Hitler declared war on the USA, 1941

    12/11/2015 6:00:13 AM PST · by equaviator · 65 replies
    On December 11, 1941, several days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States declaration of war against the Japanese Empire, Nazi Germany declared war on the United States, in response to what was claimed to be a series of provocations by the United States government when the US was formally neutral during World War II. The decision to declare war was made almost entirely by Adolf Hitler, without consultation. Hitler had received no advance notice from the Japanese about the attack on Pearl Harbor. Although he and his Foreign Minister Ribbentrop had verbally indicated a willingness...
  • How Ancient Rome Killed Democracy

    12/10/2015 4:13:10 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 41 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 9, 2015
    It didn’t take all that much to tip a great civilization into the shackles of empire. Rome holds a special place in the popular imagination. Cast as a culture steeped in myth, with values reminiscent of our own, it is often treated as the forebearer of our own political system, an ancestral democracy that provides a republican link between the present and the ancient past. From architecture to literature to political system, Rome is where it all began. But in his latest book, Richard Alston wants us all to think a little more critically about our beloved Rome. Alston is...
  • Burglary suspect hides in Florida lake, where gator eats him

    12/08/2015 3:54:47 PM PST · by Islander7 · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 8, 2015 | Staff
    A suspected burglar jumped in a Florida lake apparently hiding from law enforcement before an 11-foot alligator killed him, investigators said Monday. His hand and foot reportedly turned up inside the animal's stomach. Brevard County Sheriff's Maj. Tod Goodyear says 22-year-old Matthew Riggins told his girlfriend he would be in Barefoot Bay to commit burglaries with another suspect. Authorities received calls Nov. 13 about two suspicious men in black walking behind homes and investigated. Riggins was reported missing the next day.
  • After Paris and California attacks, U.S. Muslims feel intense backlash

    12/04/2015 12:01:19 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 113 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/03/15 | Kevin Sullivan, Elahe Izadi and Sarah Pullman Baily
    Rabia Chaudry kept her 7-year-old daughter home from her private Islamic school in Maryland on Thursday, fearing anti-Muslim backlash from Wednesday’s massacre nearly 3,000 miles away in San Bernardino, Calif. “I think we are all feeling exhausted and very vulnerable,” said Chaudry, a lawyer and national security fellow at the New America Foundation. “I’m angry at those people who did this attack. And I’m angry at how this is being politicized. Everything boils down to, ‘We should fear Muslims. And they shouldn’t be here.’ ” American Muslims say they are living through an intensely painful moment and feel growing anti-Muslim...
  • Pipe bombs in Sayed Farook’s home nearly carbon copy of al Qaeda devices

    12/04/2015 7:36:00 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/04/15 | George Brown
    Law enforcement sources tell CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton the suspects’ explosive devices owned by California shooters Syed Rizwan, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, are nearly a carbon copy of bomb constructing instructions provided for in one of the very first issues of al Qaeda’s online magazine, INSPIRE, entitled “How To Build A Bomb In the Kitchen of Your Mom.” At their home, they had 12 pipe bombs, tools for making more such explosives, and over 3,000 more rounds of ammunition, Police Chief Jarrod Burguan said. The bombs in their various stages were made of the ingredients provided...
  • Obama Administration’s Much-Touted Counterterrorism Screening Fails

    12/04/2015 7:25:13 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/04/15 | Jim Geragghty
    San Bernardino Shooter Passed DHS Counterterrorism Background Check Heck of a job, Department of Homeland Security: Federal investigators believe there is a “very serious” possibility that Tashfeen Malik, one of two shooters who murdered 14 people and wounded 21 others in San Bernardino, Calif. Wednesday, radicalized her husband and co-assailant, county restaurant inspector Syed Farook, Fox News has learned. Investigators also believe that the couple had planned a second attack after the shooting at a social service center for the disabled when they were killed in a shootout with local authorities approximately two miles away… Officials said Thursday that Malik...
  • Obama: San Bernardino shooting may be terror-related, but ‘we don’t know’ (buy a vowel?)

    12/03/2015 9:21:42 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 30 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 12/03/15 | Robert Schoeder
    President Obama says the attackers’ motivations in Wednesday's mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., are not yet clear. President Barack Obama said Thursday the mass shooting on Wednesday in San Bernardino, Calif., could have been terrorist-related, but a motive is not clear yet. “We don’t know” the attackers’ motivations, Obama told reporters at the White House. He said it was also possible that the shooting was workplace-related. Authorities are investigating the killing of at least 14 people and wounding of at least another 14 at a government services center in the city. Suspects identified in San Bernardino shooting(0:56) Two suspects,...
  • Lawrence Technological University radio ad

    12/03/2015 4:41:41 AM PST · by equaviator · 19 replies
    self | 3 December 2015 | equaviator
    Starting at least three years ago, I have heard on the radio station WJR AM 760 Detroit, a recruitment ad for the Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI which lists the various types of people they are looking for to enroll in their school. Among these most desired types are "the risk-takers" and "the anarchists"... This ad is usually run during the early morning drive but I have not heard it on any other station or at any other time. The fact that they announce that they are actively seeking "anarchists" is somewhat bothersome but since I first heard this...
  • Dangerous Chagas Disease – Imported from Latin America – Widespread in Southern US

    12/02/2015 7:11:15 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/02/15 | Jim Hoft
    Thanks to Obama’s open border policies there are now hundreds of thousands of cases of Chagas Disease in the United States today. Chagas disease also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a potentially life-threatening illness caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi). It is found mainly in endemic areas of 21 Latin American countries. The disease is transmitted to humans by contact with feces of triatomine bugs, known as ‘kissing bugs.’ Chagas disease is spread by the Kissing Bug in Latin American countries. Chagas often leads to a fatal condition known as Chagasic cardiomyopathy. The National School for Tropical...
  • Israel PM admits forces operating in war-hit Syria

    12/01/2015 1:45:45 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/01/15 | Staff
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted for the first time Tuesday that Israeli forces have been operating in Syria, where the Iran-backed regime is battling rebels including the jihadist Islamic State.  "We occasionally carry out operations in Syria to prevent that country from becoming a front against us," Netanyahu told reporters during a visit to northern Israel. "We also do everything to prevent weapons, particularly lethal ones, being moved from Syria to Lebanon," he added. Netanyahu did not provide further details and his comments were the first public recognition that Israel has been active in conflict-riddled Syria.
  • Obama confident Democrats will retain White House (But Obama lies all the time!)

    12/01/2015 12:50:08 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 47 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 12/01/15 | Greg Robb
    Asked about how the U.S. could commit to environmental action if a Republican were to succeed him, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said he was confident that Democrats would retain the White House. “I am anticipating a Democrat succeeding me,” Obama said at a press conference in Paris at the end of a conference on climate change. “I am confident in the wisdom of the American people on that front,” he added. The latest polls lend some credence to Obama’s prediction. The RealClearPolitics average of national polls has former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leading the Republican front-runner, businessman Donald...
  • Report: ISIS Fighters Are Being Tortured by Kurds While U.S. Looks the Other Way

    12/01/2015 8:52:31 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 94 replies
    PJ news ^ | November 30th | Debra Heine
    That ISIS fighter who was seen "crying like a baby" in a video that went viral over the weekend may have had a very good reason to cry. ISIS fighters captured in Iraq with the help of U.S. forces are allegedly being tortured, the Daily Beast reports. And because the fate of ISIS prisoners is apparently low on their priority list, the Obama administration is looking away. On Oct. 22, a team of Kurdish soldiers, backed up by elite commandos from the U.S. Army’s Delta Force, raided an ISIS prison compound in the Iraqi town of Hawija, where Kurdish intelligence...
  • King of Sweden calls for a ban on BATHS (PU Sweden!)

    11/23/2015 10:00:51 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/22/15 | Tom Payne
    The King of Sweden has called for a ban on baths to help save the environment. King Carl XVI Gustaf, who once had a reputation as a lothario and is now a staunch environmentalist, said he realised how much water and energy they used when he was recently staying somewhere without a shower. The 69-year-old ‘green king’ told Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet: ‘It hit me how much water and energy it used. ‘I thought “I can’t believe I’m having to do this”. I felt quite ashamed.’ Apparently in jest, he added: ‘We should ban all baths.’ The Swedish head of...
  • Russian strikes in Syria kill more than 1,300: monitor

    11/20/2015 7:20:49 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/20/15 | Staff
    More than 1,300 people, around two-thirds of them combatants, have been killed in Russian air strikes in Syria since Moscow's aerial campaign began on September 30, a monitor said Friday. The figure supplied by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is more that double the overall toll it gave in its last report on the Russian campaign three weeks ago. The Britain-based Observatory said it had documented 1,331 deaths in Russian air strikes, most of them of Islamic State group jihadists or other fighters.. It said 381 IS fighters had been killed, along with 547 militants from Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra...
  • These Gorgeous Coloring Books For Adults Are Simply Magical

    11/18/2015 5:28:48 AM PST · by equaviator · 65 replies
    PopSugar ^ | 11/17/15 | Hilary White
    I've always been that adult who squeezes in with the kids at their mini coloring table and delves into the arts and crafts right along with them. I may have even snagged a page or two out of their coloring books and created my own masterpiece- and then proudly displayed it to all of the 4-year-olds in the room. But now the doodling dreams of grown-ups worldwide have come true with coloring books for adults. We can unwind with our very own coloring books tailored for an older crowd, containing countless pages of intricate designs. Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure...
  • Woman allowed to wear colander in driver's license photo after appeal

    11/13/2015 9:57:30 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 40 replies
    My Fox Boston ^ | 11/13/15
    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles is allowing a Pastafarian woman to wear a colander in her driver’s license picture. This comes after The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center's attorneys were enlisted to assist with the woman's appeal after she was denied the right to wear it in her license photo by the RMV. Lindsay Miller says she is a Pastafarian, also known as a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, which is a secular religion that believes the existence of a "spaghetti monster" to be just as possible as the existence...
  • B-24 Pilot's Mission Diary

    11/12/2015 1:56:19 PM PST · by pabianice · 20 replies
    There are times when you see or read something that you just know you want to share. On this Veterans Day I was fortunate enough to have the following excerpts shared from the logs and diary of a then 23 year old B-24 pilot. Mr. Drummond, who is still with us today and is the 94 year old father of our banker, wrote these words back then and I think they say something to each of us. To those of us who are aviators they surely speak to how it must have felt to command a 4 engine bomber with...
  • Gender Liberation UMass (GLU) hosts week of events focused non-gender conforming students

    11/04/2015 10:53:59 AM PST · by pabianice · 10 replies
    Daily Collegian ^ | 11/4/15 | Rentsch
    A group of University of Massachusetts students is attempting to bring attention to rights and access that transgender and non-gender conforming people have on campus. Gender Liberation UMass has already held a rally, delivered a letter of demands to Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy’s office and dropped a banner, and has more events planned for the rest of the week. Justin Killian, a junior majoring in women, gender and sexuality studies, and social thought and political economy, as well as one of the organizers of the week’s events, said that this week would set a precedent in terms of activism of the...
  • UWM offers 'voice feminization therapy' to help students 'live their gender identities' Crap Alert!

    11/04/2015 10:32:55 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 14 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Peter Hasson
    The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is offering “voice feminization therapy” for male students claiming to be transgender women. As part of the university’s “Transitioning at UWM” resource, the university encourages students to utilize “voice feminization therapy for male-to-female transgender clients” offered by the UWM Speech and Language Clinic, which claims to treat “voice disorders in adults and children.” Elsewhere on the UWM website, the university claims voice feminization therapy is a “non-medical option” that allows transgender students to “live their gender identities.” Michelle Johnson, the Media Content Manager at UWM, told Campus Reform that the school provides the voice feminization therapy...
  • ObamaCare’s death spiral, stage one: Denial

    11/03/2015 7:59:15 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/02/15 | Rich Lowry
    For the press, the debate over ObamaCare is over. There may be a few proverbial Japanese soldiers wandering on isolated islands yammering on about the failure of ObamaCare, but word will eventually filter down to them, too. This assumption is so deeply embedded that it is impervious to new evidence that ObamaCare is an unwieldy contraption that is sputtering badly. Yes, ObamaCare has covered more people and has especially benefited those with pre-existing conditions (to be credible, Republican replacement plans have to do these things, as well), but the program is so poorly designed that, surely, even a new Democratic...
  • Why short bursts of activity boost fitness in the body

    11/02/2015 2:47:46 PM PST · by amorphous · 41 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | Sarah Knapton
    Short bouts of intense exercise could be the key to staying in shape after researchers found that even just a few minutes of strenuous activity can make muscles work harder. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has become popular with athletes and amateurs and has clear visible benefits. But sports scientists have always struggled to understand how a short amount of activity can produce similar effects as endurance training. Now, researchers at the Karonlinska Institute in Sweden have found that even small levels of intensive exercise boost the production of mitochondria– the cell’s batteries – which enhance muscle endurance.
  • 'Death to America' stands despite nuclear deal: Iran MPs

    11/02/2015 7:37:29 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/02/15 | Staff
    "The martyr-nurturing nation of Iran is not at all prepared to abandon the slogan of 'Death to America' under the pretext of a nuclear agreement," 192 members of Iran's 290-seat parliament said in a statement carried by state news agency IRNA. They said the slogan, chanted at the weekly Friday prayers in mosques and at protests, had "turned into the symbol of the Islamic republic and all struggling nations". The statement was issued two days before Iran's commemoration of the start of the November 4, 1979 seizure of the US embassy in Tehran by radical Islamic students that led to...
  • Retailers Work Harder to Lure Holiday Employees

    11/02/2015 7:27:26 AM PST · by EBH · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/2/2015 | Suzanne Kapford
    “We’re feeling a little bit of the tightness in the market,” said Tim Grace, the global chief talent officer for Toys “R” Us. Mr. Grace said the retailer is on track to meet its goal of hiring 40,000 seasonal workers, but added that “we are not getting as many applicants as we have in the past.” With unemployment at a seven-year low, hourly retail work is becoming less attractive to job seekers who now have more options. The number of people employed part-time for economic reasons—those who want to work full-time but can only get a part-time job—has shrunk by...
  • Record number of Americans renounce citizenship (Door/Rearend!)

    10/29/2015 7:33:32 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/28/15 | Rudy Takala
    A record number of Americans have renounced their citizenship so far this year, according to data from the Internal Revenue Service. According to IRS data published in the Federal Register on Monday, 1,426 Americans expatriated in the third quarter of 2015, bringing this year's total to 3,221 so far. The figure is 25 percent higher than the same period last year, when 2,585 renounced their citizenship.
  • Energy Department smashes pumpkins for causing climate change

    10/29/2015 7:13:29 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 33 replies
    How scary are your jack-o’-lanterns? Scarier than you think, according to the Energy Department, which claims the holiday squash is responsible for unleashing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Most of the 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins produced in the U.S. end up in the trash, says the Energy Department’s website, becoming part of the “more than 254 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) produced in the United States every year.”
  • Free Republic on Google's Black List?!!

    10/27/2015 12:54:05 PM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 82 replies
    Firefox ^ | 10/27/15 | Yollopoliuhqui
    When I went to post a comment I was redirected to a presumed Firefox warning page that Free Republic was a reported malware/phishing site. The below second warning message indicates that Google's blacklist was invoked. I don't know if this is a malware warning generated on my computer or a real issue that Free Republic should be quickly investigating. I'll post the link here for investigative purposes, DO NOT click on this link. https://www.stopbadware.org/firefox?hl=en-US&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.freerepublic.com%2Ffocus%2Fnews%2F3353488%2Fposts ===== Wait! Please don't visit that site right now! Google detected badware on the site you were visiting. Firefox uses Google's blacklist to warn you about...
  • Hillary Clinton wants to be Teddy Roosevelt (Huh?)

    10/23/2015 9:57:24 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 31 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 10/23/15 | Rex Nutting
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) Upon taking office in 2009, Democratic President Barack Obama identified himself with the towering figure in Republican Party history: Abraham Lincoln. And now his presumed successor, Hillary Clinton, wants to take on the mantle of another great Republican: Teddy Roosevelt, a progressive who fought the excesses of the most powerful corporations of his day. In 2009, Obama saw himself, like Lincoln, as a president who mournfully led a nation divided against itself, a president who hoped to build a bipartisan team of rivals to heal the wounds. Unfortunately, it didnt work out for Obama any better than...
  • Bernie Sanders campaign enlists prominent DREAMer to help win the Latino vote

    10/23/2015 7:36:25 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 11 replies
    Fusion ^ | 10/22/15
    DREAMers are shaping up to play a prominent role in next years presidential election at least in the Democratic camp. Bernie Sanders this week become the second Democratic presidential hopeful to enlist a DREAMer to a high-profile campaign position by hiring Cesar Vargas, an undocumented immigrant who became the first without legal status to be approved to work as a lawyer in New York. Vargas has joined the Sanders campaigns Latino outreach team. It shows the evolution of the DREAMer movement, Vargas told me in a phone interview today. Weve graduated from colleges, weve been politically active on immigration reform....
  • UK Migrants TORCH tents and take SELFIES of carnage in protest at ONE DAY transfer wait

    10/22/2015 8:31:19 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 17 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 10/22/15 | Nick Gutteridge
    Lawless migrants at a camp in Slovenia torched their own living quarters and took SELFIES of the carnage in a shockingly dangerous act of vandalism. Hundreds of women and children fled the Brezice Camp in terror and plumes of smoke billowed into the sky as the ferocious blaze spread like wildfire between the closely-spaced tents. Photographs from the scene showed groups of young men wearing hoodies were the only ones left behind, with one apparently making a 'V for victory' sign for the cameras as a tent burnt down behind him. Police said the gang of young men were chanting...
  • Washington Post Op-Ed Cheers: Mass Immigration Will Destroy NRA, Second Amendment

    10/21/2015 8:36:40 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/15 | Katie Mchugh
    Support for, and opposition to, gun control is closely associated with several demographic characteristics, including race, level of education and whether one lives in a city. Nearly all are trending forcefully against the NRA, author and UCLA professor Adam Winkler writes. The core of the NRAs support comes from white, rural and relatively less educated voters. This demographic is currently influential in politics but clearly on the wane. While the decline of white, rural, less educated Americans is generally well known, less often recognized is what this means for gun legislation.
  • 'The modern Underground Railroad': Crossing seven countries and an ocean with Syrian refugees?

    10/20/2015 9:45:43 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/20/15 | Michael Walsh
    Journalists Sophia Jones and Hiba Dlewati traveled thousands of miles with refugees for three weeks in August across seven countries: Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary, Austria and Germany. Jones, the Middle East correspondent for the WorldPost, says she encountered compassionate people dedicated to helping those on the risky trek to safe haven in Western Europe, comprising a "modern-day Underground Railroad." At times, these acts of kindness stood in stark contrast to government inaction that has afflicted many countries amidst the worst refugee crisis since World War II. At times, it was difficult to maintain journalistic distance and make sure our...
  • Facing hostile Black Lives Matter protesters, Garcetti's South L.A. forum ends abruptly (Run!)

    10/20/2015 8:32:25 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/19/15 | Peter Jamison, Kate Mather
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti faced throngs of hostile protesters at a community meeting Monday night as chaos descended on a gathering that had been intended as a forum for him to improve his fraught relationship with the black communities of South L.A. The meeting at Holman United Methodist Church, attended by several hundred, was quickly overtaken by about 50 protesters from organizations including the national activist group Black Lives Matter, which was formed in the wake of high-profile police killings of young black men. As Garcetti spoke to a full house in the church's cavernous sanctuary hall, the demonstrators...
  • Philippines braced as Typhoon Koppu makes landfall

    10/17/2015 6:38:21 PM PDT · by moose07 · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 oct 2015 | BBC
    Authorities in the Philippines have cancelled flights and ordered thousands of people in coastal areas to evacuate as Typhoon Koppu hits the country. The slow-moving storm made landfall near the town of Casiguran on the main island of Luzon on Sunday morning. Koppu is predicted to bring three days of torrential rain, triggering floods, storm surges and possibly landslides. Disaster officials said a few thousand people living in vulnerable coastal areas had already sought shelter. Earlier, President Benigno Aquino made a televised warning, the first time he had done so since Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, which killed more than...
  • 'Americans destroy others': actor Depardieu rails against US (Frog alert!)

    10/08/2015 7:48:48 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 81 replies
    AFP ^ | 10/08/15 | Staff
    Paris (AFP) - Gerard Depardieu played a Frenchman desperate to do anything to live in America in the 1990 movie "Green Card", but in a new interview, he shows little love for the US. "The US? They're a people who have constantly destroyed others," the 66-year-old actor railed in a broadcast Thursday by Paris radio station France Inter, taken from an interview he gave the day before to Russian journalists in Moscow. "They fought each other, destroyed the Indians, after that they perpetrated slavery, then there was the civil war," he said. "After that, they were the first to use...
  • Giant Geyser Erupts After Over Five Years

    09/29/2015 3:04:50 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 31 replies
    YellowstoneInsider.com ^ | September 28, 2015 | Sean Reichard
    Some surprising news out of Yellowstone National Park: Giant Geyser, one of its most powerful, erupted early this morning (Monday) around 5:03 a.m. MST. This is all the more amazing because Giant, reportedly the second tallest active geyser in the world behind Steamboat Geyser, has a remarkably spotty eruption record. Indeed, it has several different eruptions, according to the Geyser Observation and Study Association. Unlike Steamboat, however, Giant Geyser has been known to veer into periods of remarkable activity for much longer periods. For large swaths of 1997 and 1998, Giant Geyser erupted every three to four days, with some...
  • 1998 this day Sep 25th,I joined FR

    09/25/2015 5:16:17 AM PDT · by larryjohnson · 36 replies
    larryjohnson
    Just reminded. I am in Amsterdam
  • Weapons found inside U.N. vehicles on ship in Kenya: vessel owner

    09/23/2015 1:33:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 23,2015 | Jospeh Akwiri
    Kenyan police said security agents on Thursday discovered firearms and drugs on the Norwegian-flagged Hoegh Transporter, which is docked at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa. Coastguards and navies in East Africa have struggled to stem the flow of drugs through their waters as the region has become a key export route for Afghan heroin destined for Europe. Hoegh Autoliners confirmed weapons were found inside some of the vehicles on its vessel, which was carrying a consignment from Mumbai to the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUSCO. ... "The weapons were not declared to us at...
  • Guy selling Volkswagen fears he may be stuck with it

    09/22/2015 2:20:54 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 76 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 09/22/15 | Tonya Garcia
    The way it is now they get more horsepower and better performance in the hidden illegal mode, why bring your car in for an upgrade that will deteriorate performance and cause components to maybe wear out faster and get lower miles per gallon?, asks durhamgti. VW will have to wave a big carrot in front of their customers to get them to comply. One person wants to know how he can turn a buck in the market based on the news. Should I buy VWs stock since it took a dive or should I buy stock in another promising diesel...
  • Cleaned of encrustations, CSS Hunley becomes a real submarine

    09/18/2015 6:20:27 AM PDT · by pabianice · 45 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 9/17/15 | Ruane
    For more than a century, the CSS Hunley rested at the bottom of the ocean just outside Charleston harbor, its crew entombed, its hull gradually encased in hardening encrustations. When it was raised 15 years ago off South Carolina, it looked more like a barnacled sea monster than the world's first operational submarine, sunk in battle during the winter of 1864. The remains of its eight sailors were removed in 2001, but research has continued, and Thursday, a conservation team announced that experts have now removed more than half a ton of the encrustations. The result: the Hunley has...
  • FAA says American Airlines flights ground stopped nationwide

    09/17/2015 10:22:14 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9-16-2015 | Fred Imbert
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday American Airlines flights experienced nationwide ground stops amid computer issues.