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  • Man gets lung infection after sniffing his own socks

    12/17/2018 8:41:24 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 12 replies
    UK Metro ^ | 15 Dec 2018 Read more: | Jane Wharton
    A man has ended up in hospital with a severe fungal infection in his lungs caused by sniffing his socks. The unnamed man from China would take a whiff every day at the end of work. As he was changing into more comfortable clothing, he would take off his smelly socks and inhale the odour. As a result he caught an infection from a fungus that had developed in his footwear from his sweaty feet and spread to his lungs when he breathed in the spores. The man was admitted as an emergency case to the hospital in the city...
  • Three Workers Fired For Posting ‘Abhorrent’ Camp Fire Wreckage Photos

    12/15/2018 10:22:38 PM PST · by familyop · 26 replies
    CBS, 5 KPIX ^ | December 15, 2018 | CBS, 5 KPIX
    PARADISE (CBS SF) — Three employees of a San Leandro construction company were fired Saturday for posting insensitive photos on social media from the wreckage left behind in Paradise by the deadly Camp Fire...Paradise officials posted on Facebook that police were looking into charges against the three workers...Several images were posted including a photo of someone’s beloved burned deceased cat with a beer bottle placed up to its mouth with this caption: “Dude… I was just chilling with my homies, having a couple of cold ones, and BAM… damn fire breaks out.”
  • Bush family wants funeral that avoids anti-Trump sentiment: report

    12/04/2018 11:30:09 AM PST · by Innovative · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 4, 2018 | Amy Lieu
    The Bush family has taken great care to assure that services being held to honor the life and legacy of former President George H.W. Bush do not become a political platform for anti-Trump swipes. Such rhetoric was prominent in services for the late Sen. John McCain three months ago. But with the Bush family patriarch's casket lying in State at the U.S. Capitol this week ahead of Wednesday services in Washington, efforts have been made to avoid a politicized funeral. The family already contacted the White House this past summer saying that President Trump would be welcome at H.W. Bush’s...
  • Cops put on leave over ‘racist’ Christmas tree decorations

    12/04/2018 9:56:07 AM PST · by Innovative · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec. 3, 2018 | Alexandra Klausner
    Two Minnesota cops were placed on paid leave Friday after a photo of a Christmas display with “racist” ornaments outside a precinct surfaced on social media. The tree, displayed outside the Fourth Precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department, was littered with police tape, an empty can of Steel Reserve malt liquor, a cup from Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, bags of Takis chips and packs of Newport cigarettes, CBS reported. Black Lives Matter Twin Cities posted the photo online last week and it quickly spurred outrage from members of the black community as well as local officials. “These pieces of trash were...
  • (NJ) 'Mob Wives' daughters open pizza shop in Totowa

    11/29/2018 6:31:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | 11.29.18 | Esther Davidowitz
  • The Depravity of Climate-Change Denial

    11/26/2018 7:50:07 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 26, 2018 | Paul Krugman
    The Trump administration is, it goes without saying, deeply anti-science. In fact, it’s anti-objective reality. But its control of the government remains limited; it didn’t extend far enough to prevent the release of the latest National Climate Assessment, which details current and expected future impacts of global warming on the United States. True, the report was released on Black Friday, clearly in the hope that it would get lost in the shuffle. The good news is that the ploy didn’t work. The assessment basically confirms, with a great deal of additional detail, what anyone following climate science already knew: Climate...
  • In the United States, right-wing violence is on the rise

    11/25/2018 7:52:03 PM PST · by Musket · 102 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11-25-2018 | Wesley Lowery, Kimberly Kindy, Andrew Tran
    Over the past decade, attackers motivated by right-wing political ideologies have committed dozens of shootings, bombings and other acts of violence, far more than any other category of domestic extremist, according to a Washington Post analysis of data on global terrorism.
  • You’re Morally Obligated to Call Out Your Racist Relatives at Thanksgiving (barf!)

    11/21/2018 4:44:06 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    The Thanksgiving table has long served as a rhetorical battleground for American families. Whether it’s hot gossip about the cousin who’s headed for his fourth divorce or equally fiery political takes, moral and social wars have always been waged at the dinner table. But in this extremely tumultuous time, as children remain incarcerated on the Texas border and mass shootings dominate the news, moderates everywhere still insist that being nice to your racist, Trump-supporting relatives at the Thanksgiving table is somehow going to be the balm that prevents us from ending up in Margaret Atwood’s Gilead. Writing for the Denver...
  • awful. fox news host chris wallace tells president trump: you’re seen as a “beacon for repression”

    11/19/2018 1:43:37 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 106 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 19, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    It seems with each week FOX News loses a little more respect from its conservative and pro-Trump base.Last week FOX News jumped on a court case to support Jim Acosta’s right to be a jackass and hijack White House pressers. On Sunday FOX News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace told the US President in his one-on-one interview that he is seen as a “beacon of repression” around the world. The media is over 90% negative on Trump despite his record economy and stellar foreign policy and Wallace attacks the president for questioning the fake news media? How awful. Chris Wallace tells...
  • 'Rabid' Racoons Turn out to be Drunk on Fermented Crabapples

    11/15/2018 9:44:10 AM PST · by Jaded · 24 replies
    GMA/ABC News ^ | 11/15/18 | Bopha Phorn
    Police in West Virginia have apprehended masked bandits who were drunkenly acting up in town -- but they weren't humans. Neighbors had reported two raccoons that they thought were rabid to police, but it turned out they were just drunk on fermented crabapples, the Milton Police Department wrote on its Facebook page.
  • Hear the one about Trump? You’ve probably heard a lot

    11/09/2018 7:33:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 9, 2018 | David Bauder
    Did you hear the one about President Trump? Or, more precisely, did you hear all 3,128 jokes? A think tank that has studied the content of late-night comedy for the past 26 years said Donald Trump was the butt of more jokes in 2017 than any other public figure has for a single year. By a lot. He beat the previous record of 1,816, set by Trump as a presidential candidate in 2016, said the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University in a study released Friday. Prior to that, the record was 1,717 by former President...
  • Donald Trump Played Central Role in Hush Payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal

    11/09/2018 1:13:45 PM PST · by Heff · 94 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/9/2018 | By Joe Palazzolo,
    As a presidential candidate in August 2015, Donald Trump huddled with a longtime friend, media executive David Pecker, in his cluttered 26th floor Trump Tower office and made a request. What can you do to help my campaign? he asked, according to people familiar with the meeting
  • With Megyn Kelly Gone, NBC’s ‘Today’ Show Viewers Return

    11/09/2018 1:57:23 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 8 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11-9-18 | lloyd Grove
    In what must be considered an unwelcome twist for Megyn Kelly and the team haggling over her severance package from NBC News, ratings for the Today show’s third hour have measurably improved since she was summarily dropped from the program amid the “blackface” debacle........
  • Florida Highway Patrol cruiser hits 142 mph in pursuit, catches on fire [Video!]

    11/08/2018 12:33:51 AM PST · by familyop · 43 replies
    Fox News, Jalopnik ^ | November 8, 2018 | Edmund DeMarche
    Jalopnik, the automotive website, posted the hair-raising video of a Florida Highway Patrol officer giving chase to a speeding car and hitting 142 mph on the speedometer.
  • Are-Texas-suburbs-slipping-away-Republicans

    11/07/2018 8:08:46 PM PST · by Oscar in Batangas · 147 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | Nov. 7, 2018 | ALEXA URA, CHRIS ESSIG AND DARLA CAMERON
    ....Counties that haven’t voted for a Democrat in decades turned out for Beto O’Rourke in his unsuccessful bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, and he picked up enough support in ruby red Republican counties to force Cruz into single-digit wins. ... Tuesday night's results suggest that the Republican firewall in the suburbs could be cracking....
  • Ocasio-Cortez has just booked tickets to Seattle

    11/07/2018 3:18:52 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 81 replies
    Twitter ^ | @ArizonaKayte
    She says she can't wait to get working in Washington.
  • Democrats will retake control of the House of Representatives, Fox News projects.

    11/06/2018 6:38:20 PM PST · by C19fan · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2018 | Staff
    Democrats will retake control of the House of Representatives, Fox News projects.
  • Trumpworld exodus expected as White House braces for Democratic gains

    11/06/2018 2:12:06 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 6, 2018
    A wave of Trump administration departures is expected after midterm election votes are counted Tuesday, as speculation swirls within the White House and among President Trump’s outside supporters. Some aides are expected to join Trump’s re-election campaign, as long-embattled officials run out their welcome or skip town to avoid congressional probes if Democrats retake the House. “I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a lot of turnover. That’s pretty natural after your first midterm,” said American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp. “It’s going to be two years toward re-election, and everyone who serves in a senior-level capacity has to be able...
  • What Does It Mean to Vote Republican Today?

    11/06/2018 7:48:31 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | November 6, 2018 | Michael Brendan Doherty
    The post-Kavanaugh moment of Republican unity, where MAGA-hat wearers and think tankers in loafers both cheered Susan Collins in defense of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, seems like it was a long time ago. What does it mean to vote Republican today? I don’t think anyone knows...and that’s one of the problems the party faces as it goes to the voters... Of course, Trump’s party is hemorrhaging voters, congressmen, and potentially governors in the states where Trump scored an upset. Anticipating the potential fallout for the GOP in Congress, McCarthy concludes by blaming Republican House candidates for incomprehension of the political...
  • I served under Pres. Bush: I left the GOP to vote Dem. Trump is a fascist, a danger to our republic

    11/05/2018 11:46:48 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 114 replies ^ | 11-4-2018 | Alan Steinberg
    As we approach the midterm elections, the Nuremberg-like atmosphere of Donald Trump rallies plus his flagrant abuses of power terrify his critics. They raise the question: Is Donald Trump a fascist? There are two matters of fact regarding Donald Trump that are irrefutable. The first is that he is not a conservative but is, in fact, the direct adversary of all the core beliefs of Ronald Reagan. The second is that in terms of his politics, that is to say, his methods of obtaining and maintaining power, Trump has been a practitioner of both fascistic strategy and tactics. Ronald Reagan...