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  • Jimmy Carter: The U.S. is seeing a "resurgence of racism"

    09/15/2016 1:49:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 15, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Jimmy Carter says the United States is experiencing a resurgence of racism and hes calling on Baptist faith leaders to foster change in their churches and communities. The former U.S. president spoke Thursday at a summit hosted by the New Baptist Covenant, which he convened in 2007 to unite Baptists of different races, ethnicities and theologies. Carters keynote address came during a three-day meeting in Atlanta aimed at creating partnerships between black and white churches to work together on pressing issues in their community...
  • Clinton Campaign Claims Cartoon Frog is a Symbol of White Supremacy

    09/13/2016 7:18:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 13, 2016 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Hillary Clintons presidential campaign issued a explainer condemning a cartoon frog meme for allegedly being a symbol of white supremacy. The Donald Trump, Pepe the frog, and white supremacists explainer includes an image shared by Republican presidential Donald Trumps son, Donald Trump Jr., referencing Clintons basket of deplorables statement:
  • Donald Trump, Pepe the Frog, and White Supremacists: an explainer

    09/13/2016 2:14:54 PM PDT · by abigkahuna · 81 replies
    Hillary Clinton Campaign Website ^ | September 13, 2016 | Elizabeth Chan
    Over the weekend, Donald Trumps son and one of his closest advisers posted an odd photo on their social media accounts: This raised some important questions. Why is there a frog standing directly behind Trump? Thats Pepe. Hes a symbol associated with white supremacy. Wait. Really? White supremacy? Thats right. Please explain. Heres the short version: Pepe is a cartoon frog who began his internet life as an innocent meme enjoyed by teenagers and pop stars alike. But in recent months, Pepes been almost entirely co-opted by the white supremacists who call themselves the alt-right. Theyve decided to take back...
  • WaPo: Yes, half of Trump supporters are racist

    09/13/2016 6:10:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 12, 2016 | Dana Milbank
    Hillary Clinton may have been unwise to say half of Donald Trump's supporters are racists and other "deplorables." But she wasnt wrong. If anything, when it comes to Trump's racist support, she might have low-balled the number.
  • Chelsea Clinton: Trumps Attacks on Hillary Are Sad, Misogynistic, Sexist Rhetoric

    09/08/2016 5:52:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 7, 2016 | Pam Key
    Wednesday in Carlisle, PA while campaigning for her mother Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton responded to a question about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump saying that Hillary Clinton does not have a presidential look.
  • Howard Dean: Trump "Has No Conception Of What Being A Racist Is Because He Is One"

    09/05/2016 9:58:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 61 replies ^ | September 5, 2016 | Pam Key
    Monday on MSNBC, former Democratic National Committee chairman and former Gov. Howard Dean (D-VT) said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumps outreach to minority voters will fail because he lacked the conception of knowing what a racist is because he is one.
  • Hillary Clintons KKK Smear

    08/30/2016 7:57:06 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 31 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/29/2016 | William McGurn
    Lets get this straight. Calling Hillary Clinton a bigot has reporters asking every Republican in sight if Donald Trump has gone too far. But the Clinton campaign releases a video saying Mr. Trump is the candidate of the Ku Klux Klan and its all okey-dokey?... Mr. Trump has already been likened to Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin. Small wonder theres a collective ho-hum when Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine says Mr. Trump is peddling KKK values. This is what Democrats do. It didnt start with Mr. Trump... For years Democrats have portrayed the GOP as one giant hate group... This...
  • Claims of Racism Are The Last Refuge Of A Shrill Harridan

    08/29/2016 5:25:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | August 29, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    This week we found out that 40% of Americans are irredeemably racist isnt that the takeaway from Hillarys ad and her speech about how anyone voting for Trump is one step away from pulling a hood out of the hamper and firing up a cross? Then we found out that a bunch of bitter virgins sitting at keyboards who occasionally take a break from viewing My Little Pony-themed porn to tweet about their Nordic heritage are the major driver behind Donald Trump. Has anyone actually met a member of the Alt Right in real life? I havent, but then...
  • The Alt-Right Is Coming! Hillary Shrieks

    08/26/2016 3:00:56 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 61 replies ^ | August 26,2016 | Mathew Vadum
    After a terrible week on the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton lashed out at her Republican opponent yesterday as surprise, surprise a racist. But this time, she claims, Donald Trump is backed by a nasty, racist alt-right conspiracy that aspires to lynch blacks and Muslims and that laughs at feminist idiocy. When in doubt, scream racist!
  • POLITICO: Clinton to accuse Trump of 'taking hate groups mainstream' (Speech Tonight)

    08/25/2016 12:07:12 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 49 replies
    Politico | 8-25-2016 | louis nelson
    Politico is a blocked source here, but CNN/MSNBC have been running with this meme ALL DAY...
  • Giffords blasts Trump's Second Amendment comments

    08/13/2016 9:36:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies ^ | 8/9/2016 | Harper Neidig
    Former Rep. Gabby Giffords on Tuesday blasted Donald Trump over his apparent joke about the possibility of Hillary Clinton being shot. The former Arizona Democrat issued a statement with her husband, Mark Kelly, saying the GOP nominee's remarks could incite violence.
  • Media Have a Cry Wolf Problem with Trump

    07/27/2016 5:30:39 AM PDT · by randita · 78 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/27/16 | Jonah Goldberg
    Media Have a Cry Wolf Problem with Trump Decades of smearing decent Republican candidates leaves them without credibility on Trumps demagoguery. By Jonah Goldberg July 27, 2016 Dear Mainstream Media and Democrats: Its your turn. Now that Donald Trump has been formally nominated, the formal responsibility to stop him passes from the Right to the Left, from Republicans to Democrats and the journalists who amplify their values. Youre going to find it a very tough slog. And its your own damn fault. During the primaries, the task of exposing the true nature of the Trump takeover fell disproportionately to...
  • #SpeechGate: Who Set Up Melania Trump?

    07/19/2016 10:34:53 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 280 replies
    fitnews ^ | 7/19 | fit
    ... According to the operative who ran a pro-Trump political organization prior to the First in the South presidential primary many of the new hands ushered aboard the Trump Train in recent weeks are not loyal to their new employer. Their allegiances remain with U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas the second-place GOP finisher who bitterly denounced Trump when he dropped out of the presidential race back in May. I told you Never Trump would infiltrate his campaigns most inner sanctum, the aide told us late Monday. And they clearly succeeded. Knowingly plagiarizing Michelle Obamas speech? Wow....
  • US President Obama: Every American Is Racist [VIDEO]

    07/12/2016 2:04:15 PM PDT · by drewh · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3:25 PM 07/12/2016
    US Obama: Every American Is Racist [VIDEO] Photo of Steve Guest STEVE GUEST Media Reporter 3:25 PM 07/12/2016 During the memorial service for the five Dallas police officers who were killed, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that every American is racist. Obama said, America, we know that bias remains. We know it. Whether you are black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or of Middle Eastern decent, we have all seen this bigotry in our own lives at some point. We heard it at times in our own homes. (RELATED: Hillary: All Of Us Are Racist...
  • #FeelTheByrne: Secret Service Agents Expose Of Hillary Clinton Set To Rock 2016 Campaign(NOT)

    06/27/2016 8:15:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 6/26/2016 | Matthew Boyle
    A new trailer highlighting the media coverage of the forthcoming expose on former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons time as an irate First Lady to former President Bill Clinton shows viewers how much the Clinton machine fears the books publishing. I believe if I answered that question, I would be revealing privileged information, former U.S. Secret Service Agent Gary Byrne who was stationed right outside the Oval Office for three years during the Clinton administration says in a clip of a videotaped deposition that opens up the video. Yes I do know where he was but I...
  • Kirk Tweets That He Will Not Support Donald Trump

    06/07/2016 1:32:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 78 replies
    CBS CHICAGO ^ | 6/7/16
    Republican Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, facing a fight for his political survival, has withdrawn his support for Donald Trumps presidential bid. Kirk is locked in a heated fight for his U.S. Senate seat against Democratic rival, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth. Kirk also split with Republican leadership over President Obamas Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, saying the Chicago area native should get a confirmation hearing in the Senate. Kirk earlier had said he would support the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. In May, he told CNN Trump might help his re-election effort. After much consideration, I have concluded that Donald Trump has...
  • First un-endorsement -- Sen. Mark Kirk. "I cannot and will not support my party's nominee [tr]

    06/07/2016 1:06:41 PM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    AP via Twitter ^ | June 7, 2016 | Erica Werner
    First un-endorsement -- Sen. Mark Kirk. "I cannot and will not support my party's nominee for President."
  • First Lady Michelle Obama: So Many Communities Are Becoming Play Deserts

    05/19/2016 2:33:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 147 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/19/16 | Melanie Hunter
    ( At a summit by the Aspen Institutes Project Play, first lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday that some U.S. communities are play deserts, because they dont have sufficient opportunities for kids to participate in sports and other outdoor activities, compared to wealthy communities. So many communities are becoming play deserts, but in wealthy communities, there is a wealth of resources. You can be in field hockey, or you can learn how to swim. There are aquatic centers and -- Ive seen the difference. The disparities are amazing to me, she said. As previously reported, the Obama administration coined...
  • Sheriff Clarke: Race Card Now So 'Overused' that 'Everybody's a Racist'

    05/11/2016 1:38:22 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-7-2016 | Fox News
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  • Donald Trump Says Transgender People Should Use the Bathroom They Want

    04/21/2016 9:53:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 232 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/21/2016 | Ashley Parker
    Donald J. Trump said Thursday that transgender people should be allowed to use whatever bathroom they feel most comfortable with including at Trump Tower in New York. Dipping into a contentious issue by taking a stand many Republicans oppose, Mr. Trump told a town-hall-style event, hosted by NBCs Today show at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, that when people go to the restroom, they should use the bathroom they feel is appropriate. Mr. Trump, the Republican presidential front-runner, was responding to a question about a bill that North Carolinas governor signed into law last month that bars individuals in the...
  • PALIN: We Will Rise Up if Election Stolen!

    04/16/2016 5:18:26 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 78 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 4/15/2016 | Staff
    Voters wont stand for it if GOP power brokers try to take the nomination away from Trump or Cruz. Voters will rise up in opposition if Republican power brokers try to take the presidential nomination away from Donald Trump or Ted Cruz at the GOP convention this summer, Sarah Palin said Thursday in a wide-ranging interview. The 2008 vice presidential nominee told The Associated Press that GOP voters have the right to decide the partys nominee and will rebel if House Speaker Paul Ryan or some other white knight is chosen at a contested convention. Ryan said this week he...
  • Ted Cruz Sex Scandal Explodes With New Evidence From The Grave

    04/06/2016 9:54:52 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 177 replies ^ | April 5, 2016 | Christy Lee Parker
    Ted Cruz Sex Scandal Explodes With New Evidence From The Grave [VIDEO] Posted on April 5, 2016 by Christy Lee Parker Share ThisTweet This Although Ted Cruz finally flat-out denied any infidelity to wife Heidi, it doesn't look like his alleged sex scandal is going away anytime soon. As a matter of fact, it's about to explode with fresh, new evidence being revealed that spells big trouble for Ted. The blockbuster bombshell is set to rock the Wisconsin primary and may put an abrupt end to the Cruz campaign. According to sources, things are likely to get a lot worse...
  • Stay Thirsty, My Friend

    03/13/2016 7:40:16 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-13-2016 | MOTUS
    Its Sunday, were still recovering from yet another week of gob smacking, and as if that werent enough, weve also been forced to sacrifice a precious hour to the Daylight Savings gods. For no apparently good reason.So were going to go easy on the politics today. Although I do have a suggestion for the GOPe; if they really dont want to back Trump, Ive located the only man in the world who can beat him, and the good news is - hes going to be available soon!Thats right,only The Most Interesting Man In The World can beat The Donald at...
  • Donald Trump: Ted Cruz Was For Welcoming Syrian Refugees Before He Was Against It

    03/08/2016 7:52:07 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 112 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/8/2016 | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump: Ted Cruz Was For Welcoming Syrian Refugees Before He Was Against It
  • Jill Abramson, former NYT exec: Plenty of evidence Donald Trump is racist

    02/29/2016 5:38:36 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2-29-2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Ms. Abramson, who in 2012 was ranked number five on Forbes list of most powerful women, compared Mr. Trump to George Wallace, Pat Buchanan and Ross Perot all candidates she has covered during her career. None of the others had the advantage of reality television celebrity or buildings brandishing their names. But I worried every time I heard each of them playing the strongman, offering bromides, and invoking fear that the country was going down the drain, she wrote.
  • What Donald Trump's Win In South Carolina Says About The Republican Party (Compares to Wallace)

    02/20/2016 6:09:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | February 20, 2016 | Igor Bobic and Ryan Grim
    Donald Trump comfortably defeated his Republican presidential rivals on Saturday in South Carolina's GOP primary. Trump's resounding victory isn't simply a boon to his prospects for winning the Republican presidential nomination, an outcome once thought impossible that is looking increasingly more plausible. It is also an embarrassing repudiation of conservative orthodoxy that has dominated Republican politics for decades. It suggests that the party's intellectual leaders, who organized the base around the National Review/Weekly Standard consensus -- small government, free trade, pro-Israel, deregulation, low taxes, social conservatism and an aggressive foreign policy -- have been generals of a phantom army. The...
  • Carson Adviser Armstrong Williams, Not Cruz Campaign, Announced Possible Suspension of Campaign

    02/05/2016 7:23:22 PM PST · by TBP · 124 replies
    The conservative Historian ^ | February 2, 2016 | Jonathan Henderson
    Carson’s team has yet to produce corroborating emails to prove their allegations. It still remains possible, given that reports just past midnight might suggest Carson may well drop out. Speculation abounded Monday night that GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson might drop out of the race, after news broke that Carson was not sticking around in Iowa to wait out caucus results, nor heading directly to New Hampshire or South Carolina for the next primaries on the calendar. The Carson campaign, now involved in another PR nightmare, had to dispel the rumors later today by blaming everyone but what the doctor...
  • In Scathing Open Letter, Pro-Life Leaders Urge Iowa: Support Anyone But "Unacceptable" Donald Trump

    01/26/2016 2:55:14 PM PST · by pookie18 · 49 replies ^ | 1/26/16 | Katie Pavlich
    Some of the country's most respected and committed pro-life leaders have written a scathing, open letter to Iowa voters warning about Donald Trump's long-held pro-choice record just one week before voters head to caucus. First, the leaders: -Executive Director Iowa Right to Life Jenifer Bowen, -Concerned Women for America Member and Iowa Volunteer Denise Bubeck, -Iowa Right to Life Director of Educational Outreach Kendra Burger -Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser -Iowa Pro-life Activist Christine Hurley -Concerned Women for America Founder and Chairman Beverly LaHaye -Former Congresswoman and Susan B. Anthony List VP of Government Affairs Marilyn Musgrave -Concerned...
  • Cruz: A Vote For Trump Is A Vote For ‘Cronyism And Bailouts’ [VIDEO]

    01/21/2016 1:09:59 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies ^ | 01/21/2016 | Christian Datoc
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz told Fox News host Sean Hannity Wednesday that if Donald Trump is elected president, he will continue the “cronyism and bailouts” that has characterized the Obama administration. “Donald has promised he will go to Washington. He’ll cut deals,” explained Cruz. “He’ll go along to get along.”
  • Why So Much Apple Commentary Is So Clueless

    01/10/2016 4:04:43 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 35 replies
    Fortune ^ | JANUARY 10, 2016, 11:49 AM EST | by Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    It’s painful to read much of what passes for business reporting about Apple these days. The combination of high page-click value and low barrier-to-entry has reduced online journalism to headlines like this: Apple Chips ImplodeApple Gets PeeledThe iPhone slowdown spells doom for Apple That last piece, from Dow Jones’ MarketWatch, refers to Apple CEO Tim Cook as a “bozo” and advises readers, whatever they do, not to buy the company when its shares are near a 52-week low.“Apple’s stock fell hard in the second half of 2015, and is now down about 25% from its July high,” wrote MarketWatch’s...
  • The Reason I’m Anti-Anti-Trump

    12/28/2015 11:23:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    CRB ^ | December 28, 2015 | William Voegeli
    It’s hard to disagree with most of the bad things that have been said about Donald Trump, and impossible to add a truly fresh accusation to the list. In just six months as a presidential candidate Trump has been called “witless, gross, and unworthy,” “ignorant and bombastic,” a “buffoon” and an “a--hole,” a “clownish demagogue,” and “proto-fascist” whose “ideas range from the absurd … to the monstrous,” and whose policy pronouncements are no better than “barstool eruptions.” And those are just his fellow Republicans’ opinions. Gleeful Democrats have made clear that Trump’s lead in public opinion polls throughout 2015 vindicates...
  • Why are FReepers rallying around a crony socialist?

    12/24/2015 7:07:28 AM PST · by dangus · 325 replies
    Donald Trump has an excuse for funding Hillary Clinton's election to the U.S. Senate from New York: That's how crony socialism is done. You pay off elected officials to become their crony, then you get special consideration for your real estate deals. Please FReepers, explain to me how this isn't precisely what we are trying to STOP in Washington? Do you know what I don't hear coming from Trump? "I'm going to put an end to such games." Rather, it seems like he is proud of how he has played the game, considers it is how he rose to the...
  • Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' is the best, most thoughtful Western movie in ages

    12/22/2015 6:19:17 PM PST · by Perdogg · 109 replies
    Early on in “The Hateful Eight,” John Ruth (Kurt Russell) keeps repeating the line “slow like molasses.” Later on, another character informs his gang that their mission is going to take patience. This describes “The Hateful Eight” well, too: It deserves your patience. “The Hateful Eight,” the latest film by Quentin Tarantino, shows the very odd path that one of the greatest living filmmakers has decided to take. While many directors start out conventional and then experiment once they have clout, Tarantino has abandoned much of the nonlinear storytelling on which he made his name (with "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp...
  • Experts say it’s only a matter of time before the “big one” shakes Oklahoma

    11/23/2015 3:52:53 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    ktla ^ | November 23, 2015 | Leslie Rangel
    However, experts say earthquakes in Oklahoma will likely increase in magnitude over time. Now, research said it's only a matter of time before we get a big one that will change life for those of us living here. ... In 2011, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook the state, becoming the largest quake in recent Oklahoma history. Now, research shows a bigger, stronger one could hit soon. ... "It's unclear exactly how high we might go, and the predictions are upper 5-6 range for most things that I've seen," Todd Halihan, a researcher from OSU, says. Halihan studies these quakes; his...
  • Occultic and Masonic Influence in Early Mormonism (The OTHER World Series)

    10/28/2015 6:17:42 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 15 replies
    Institute For Religious Research ^ | 1996 | Joel B. Groat
    The evidence of Joseph Smith's close connection to occultism and Freemasonry, and how this influenced the origin and development of the LDS Church is not well known outside of scholarly circles. This article summarizes the evidence for Joseph's personal involvement in both Freemasonry and occultism, and their influence on the Mormon religion. "There is absolutely no question in my mind that the Mormon ceremony which came to be known as the Endowment, introduced by Joseph Smith to Mormon Masons, had an immediate inspiration from Masonry." Dr. Reed Durham, LDS Historian Mormonism's Link to OccultismBoth Joseph Smith and his father...
  • So why don't I like Donald Trump?

    10/11/2015 10:42:04 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 397 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | October 4, 2015 | andy58-in-nh/Andrew Kone
    I'm a Tea Partier. I detest Obama and the Progressive hoard that has Washington, DC and large portions of America in a death grip. So why don't I like Donald Trump? Honestly, sometimes I wonder what the hell is wrong with me these days. Why can't I get on the bandwagon along with so many others with whom I agree about most everything? ... So what's the problem with Trump? In a nutshell: judgment, or rather a deficit of it, which in turn ought to make reasonable people otherwise inclined to agree with him to perhaps, think a bit harder...
  • iPhone Juggernaut Rolls On With Record-Breaking Sales While Android Makers Fight For Scraps

    09/28/2015 12:23:28 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 62 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 28, 2014 | By Tony Bradley
    Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Its an established fact that Android is the dominant mobile OS around the world. Estimates claim that Android owns from just over 50 percent to nearly 80 percent of the mobile device market, but Apple is winning where it countsmoney. According to data released by Apple it seems the iPhone money train is still steaming along nicely with a record-breaking 13 million iPhone 6S and iPhones 6S Plus units sold a record-breaking 13 million iPhone 6S and iPhones 6S Plus uts sold in just the opening weekend. The iPhone 6S and iPhone...
  • Cruz wins Values Voter straw poll for third straight year

    09/26/2015 12:46:25 PM PDT · by Isara · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 26, 2015 | Ben Kamisar, Jonathan Easley and Jonathan Swan
    Sen. Ted Cruz won the Values Voter Summit straw poll for the third year in a row on Saturday, a strong showing of support from evangelical voters for his 2016 presidential bid. The firebrand Texas Senator won a whopping 35 percent of the poll of summit-goers, ahead of runner-up Ben Carsons 18 percent. That margin is significantly wider than last year, where he edged out Carson by just 5 percentage points. Former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee (Ark.) took third with 14 percent, followed by Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) with 13 percent. Real estate magnate Donald Trump finished a distant fifth...
  • Apple releases Apple watch OS 2.0

    09/21/2015 3:45:42 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Monday, September 21, 2015 4:05 pm
    Apple today released watch OS 2.0 which contains new features and capabilities for users and developers, including the following: New watch faces and timekeeping features Time-lapse videos of Hong Kong, London, Mack Lake, New York, Shanghai, and Paris Photo and Photo Album so you can see your favorite images every time you raise your wrist, including support for Live Photos Time Travel with the Digital Crown to see whats coming in the future or whats happened in the past Nightstand Mode so your Watch can be used as a bedside alarm clock 9 new colors to customize your watch face,...
  • Android users lash out at Apple for Move to iOS app

    09/17/2015 3:13:06 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 50 replies
    CIO Magazine ^ | September 17, 2015 | By Jim Lynch
    Scathing comments and lots of one star ratings appear on the Google Play page for Apple's Move to iOS switching app Apple released its Move to iOS app yesterday in the Google Play store, and Android users lost no time in lashing out at the Cupertino giant for daring to encourage people to leave the Android platform.Many scathing comments were posted by angry Android users, and the app was quickly voted down to 1.8 stars. As I write this post there are 3,306 one star ratings at the low end, and 827 five star ratings at the high end, with...
  • How the Republican race has become a total circus, explained in 1 picture

    09/16/2015 1:13:44 PM PDT · by bkopto · 55 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 9/16/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    After delivering a 13-minute "foreign policy" speech in which he touched only briefly on anything approaching foreign policy, Donald Trump began to throw his signature and highly sought after "Make America Great Again" hats into the California crowd. Welcome to the 2016 Republican presidential primary race! Trump has turned the whole process into a giant circus/game show/reality TV program. His speeches are heavy on bombast and lighter-than-air on policy specifics. He uses his Twitter feed and Instagram account to taunt his Republican rivals for being "low-energy" (Jeb Bush) or an "okay doctor" (Ben Carson). He says things ...
  • Burkina Faso presidential guard detains cabinet - military sources (Coup)

    09/16/2015 11:49:26 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    Reuters Africa ^ | 9-16-2015 | Reuters Africa
    Soldiers from Burkina Faso's powerful presidential guard interrupted a cabinet meeting on Wednesday and detained the ministers, the prime minister and interim President Michel Kafando, military sources said. The move came two days after a commission charged with drafting reforms for Burkina Faso's transitional government proposed dismantling the elite unit. The presidential guard, known as the RSP, was a key pillar of President Blaise Compaore's regime before he was toppled by demonstrations in October after 27 years in power. "It is the whole of the government, including the prime minister and the president, taken by a group of soldiers from...
  • What Would Happen if a Massive Solar Storm Hit the Earth?

    08/21/2015 12:33:45 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 87 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 8/20/15 | Maddie Stone
    Its hard to overstate just how much this would uproot our lives. The lights would of course go out, as would the internet, and any device that draws current from the wall. In places with electronically-controlled municipal water supplies like most modern cities toilets and sewage treatment systems would stop working. Heating and air conditioning would fail. Perishable food and medication would be lost. ATMs would be useless. Gas pumps would go offline. And so forth. GPS technology would also be knocked out. Said Grunman, The GPS system depends on the very precise timing of a course of...
  • Apple Watch tallies 42% of total dollars spent on wearables in the first half of 2015

    08/14/2015 12:22:36 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 84 replies
    Apple World Today ^ | August 13, 2015 | Dennis Sellers
    How is the Fitbit faring against the Apple Watch? We now know, thanks to an upcoming report from 1010data's Ecom Insights. AppleWorld.Today received an advance copy of the report, which will be released next week.In just three months of availability, Apple now has 42% of total dollars sold in the first half of the year followed by Fitbit at 31%. Motorola, Garmin, Jawbone, Polar, Pebble and Samsung combined make up just 15%, according to 1010data's Ecom Insights, which measures what consumers are purchasing online. However, when we look at units, Fitbit is number one with 35% of the market...
  • GODZILLA El Nio is heading towards California this winter:Forecast suggests mega-weather event...

    08/13/2015 8:19:42 PM PDT · by Godzilla · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 August 2015 | Mia De Graaf
    GODZILLA El Nio is 'heading towards California this winter': Forecast suggests mega-weather event could be biggest since records began and bring with it some epic rain (but not enough to end the drought) Now all forecasts show above 90% probability of strong El Nio this year It even looks set to smash records, according to NOAA Climate Center But it still won't be enough to atone for 4 years of record-breaking drought In fact, the dry cracked land will struggle to withstand three-month storm
  • Apple stock plummets for a fifth straight day, wiping out $113billion of its value, down 14 percent.

    08/05/2015 4:27:17 AM PDT · by dennisw · 81 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 4 August 2015
    The world's most valuable public company saw its stock price drop for a fifth straight day on Tuesday Apple shares are down 14 percent since closing at a record $133 in February That loss breaks down to $113.4billion in paper wealth iPhone sales were not as good as some analysts predicted, and the lukewarm forecast for the current period is causing the drop World's most valuable public company saw its stock price drop for a fifth straight day on Tuesday, falling as much as $5.19 or 4.4 percent, to $113.25 as investors fretted over China's economy and whether Apple can...
  • The Future of Evangelicalism: Stronger, Smaller, and Stranger (Ecumenical)

    07/30/2015 5:49:30 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 12 replies
    For one brief moment last May evangelicals and atheists celebrated the same thing. What had these disparate groups clapping in unison? The Pew Research Center's report on "America's Changing Religious Landscape." Atheists trumpeted the continuing rise of the "nones," those who affiliate with no religion. The study showed that, in the space of seven years, the number of unaffiliated had jumped from 16.1 to 22.8 percent of the population. Evangelicals celebrated a less obvious victory. Though the number of Christians in the U.S. fell precipitously (from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent), evangelicals held steady, slipping only slightly, from 26.3 percent...
  • OS X Snake OilStuff you don't need and don't want(Link Only due to Copyright)

    07/28/2015 6:15:56 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 32 replies
    RixStep (link Only | July 25, 2015 | RixStep staff
    OS X Snake Oil Stuff you don't need and don't want. Don't buy back what you already own. This is a link only due to copyright requirements, but lots of good information on the RixStep site and well worth the read.
  • Disney, Sheriff's Office tight-lipped about fist fight at Epcot (Video At Link)

    07/27/2015 7:07:23 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 41 replies
    Warning: Graphic Video: Disney World is supposed to be the "Happiest Place on Earth," but that didn't stop three women from coming to blows while waiting in line at Epcot over the weekend. Channel 9 obtained cellphone video that shows the women fighting in line at the Test Track ride Saturday night. WFTV's Deneige Broom is working to gather more details about what led to the brawl, but so far there has been no comment from the Sheriff's Office or Disney. A guest captured the fight on video, which appears to show a verbal spat that started between a young...
  • Feds end prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction

    07/21/2015 5:48:43 PM PDT · by Mariner · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 21, 2015 | By PAUL ELIAS and SUDHIN THANAWALA
    SAN FRANCISCO- After a nearly decade-long steroids prosecution, Barry Bonds emerged victorious Tuesday when federal prosecutors dropped what was left of their criminal case against the career home runs leader. The government's pursuit of Bonds ended quietly with a one-paragraph motion by the U.S. Department of Justice announcing Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the appellate decision that overturned Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction. ....snip...."William Portanova, a former federal prosecutor now in private practice, disagreed, saying the prosecution acted as a deterrent despite the lack of a conviction. "There's no question...