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  • Allen Mosque Desperate to Find Kind Stranger Who Left Signs of Support

    12/07/2016 3:59:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway
    NBC DFW ^ | Dec 5, 2016 | Homa Bash
    Leaders at the Islamic Association of Allen are searching for a woman who anonymously posted signs around the mosque with filled words of kindness. They read, "You are loved," "You are welcome here," "You are a beautiful thread in the fabric of America," and "We love you." Those simple words have made a big impact. "This is the true face of this country," said Imam Arsalan Haque. "It shows not everybody thinks the same way, not everybody out there hates us." For mosque outreach coordinator Ali Subhani, it is a mystery he is dying to solve. "We played detective for...
  • Controversial heartbeat bill now on governor’s desk

    12/07/2016 3:58:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    whio.com ^ | December 07, 2016 | Laura A. Bischoff - Columbus bureau
    The Ohio legislature Tuesday approved one of the nation’s toughest abortion laws, and the bill is now headed to Gov. John Kasich for his signature or veto. Votes in the Ohio Senate and House capped a long day of maneuvering on a bill that would effectively outlaw abortions by banning the procedure once a heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. First Ohio senators voted 21-10 for the bill, which is different than the one the House approved last year. After more than 90 minutes of emotional debate, the House voted 56-39 late...
  • Truck Plows Through Checkpoint at Trump Tower, Officer Injured

    12/07/2016 3:57:17 PM PST · by ColdOne · 4 replies
    breaking911.com ^ | 12/7/16 | breaking911.com
    The driver blew past the protected area on Fifth avenue and sped away until he was caught at a red light. The suspect is 44-year-old Carlos Arana, the New York Daily News reported. An Officer eventually caught up with Arana and demanded he exit the truck. At that time, he shouted “f*ck you” and accelerated toward the Officer.
  • Muslim Restaurant to Feed the Homeless and Elderly for Free on Christmas Day

    12/07/2016 3:56:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    KFOR ^ | DECEMBER 7, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    A Muslim-owned Turkish restaurant is offering a free three-course meal to the homeless and elderly on December 25, because no one should eat alone on Christmas Day. The gesture stemmed from a chance encounter with a woman who needed help closing her window. The restaurant, Shish, is located on the outskirts of London. Early last month, an elderly woman who lived in the neighborhood came in to the restaurant and asked if anyone could help pull down a window she was having difficulty reaching. The staff didn’t hesitate. And, when the woman returned the next day to thank them, she...
  • Michigan Recount Update for Dec. 7: What’s Happening so Far?

    12/07/2016 3:52:21 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 6 replies
    Heavy ^ | December 7, 2016 | Jessica McBride
    The historic Michigan recount has been underway since Monday in a few counties, but it could end December 7 because of a state court of appeals ruling. The next step: A hearing on the recount started at 10:30 a.m. in front of U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith. However, complicating matters, a federal appeals court issued a separate ruling refusing to block Goldsmith’s earlier ruling that the recount should start immediately. The judge now says he will make a ruling in the afternoon.... Will the recount continue? That’s unclear until the latest hearing, but Republicans trying to stop the recount won...
  • Veteran Don Graves Recounts Pearl Harbor Announcement and Iwo Jima

    12/07/2016 3:48:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway
    NBC DFW ^ | 12/7 | Kristin Dickerson
    World War II veteran Don Graves was just a teenager when he heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor, he was listening to President Roosevelt’s speech on the radio. “Here we are, the three of us, same neighborhood: Detroit, Michigan,” said 91-year-old Graves while pointing to a picture of three young men in military uniforms. “The music was playing then all of a sudden it stopped and it said ‘we interrupt this broadcast, the President of the United States will now address the nation,’” said Graves. It was that speech that inspired Graves to enlist. “I said, ‘I’m going to...
  • Your Holiness, I Don't Count Your Warmism as a Sin

    12/07/2016 3:47:51 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell
    Freep | 12/7/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Your Holiness, You are qualified to make moral judgments, to say "how to go to heaven" rather than "how the heavens go". It seems to be the people you have allowed to insinuate themselves into your isolation, who are manipulating you into imagining you have a moral imperative, about matters beyond your competence to evaluate. It is good to say it's a 'sin' to spread fake news. It's a matter of subjective cuplpability -- your really don't know that you don't know. However, this isn't helping anyone to get to heaven.
  • Obama's candid reflections on race

    12/07/2016 3:44:07 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/7 | Kevin Liptak
    Now, as he departs office, those hopes have largely evaporated. Tensions between African-American communities and police departments have deteriorated following a slate of high-profile shootings of unarmed black men. ... A majority of Americans now say relations between blacks and whites have worsened since Obama took office. Obama has said he never believed his election could completely erase centuries of racial conflict in America. But the decline in racial ties is nonetheless an ironic legacy for the first African-American president, one Fareed Zakaria explores in the CNN Special Report "The Legacy of Barack Obama" airing Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET....
  • Syria's Agony Foretold By Prophets of God...

    The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.(Isaiah 17:2)To get an idea of just how apocalyptic our times actually are, consider recent events of heartbreaking and shattering significance , in the Middle East , just since the 2011 Arab Sring , which I wrote about in my book A Sword On The Land: The Muslim World in Bible Prophecy ,Egypt went from being a relatively stable nation...
  • Marine Whose Story was Documented in HBO Series Reflects on World War II

    12/07/2016 3:36:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 12/7 | Julie Fine
    Retired Marine Sgt. R.V Burgin, of Lancaster, documented his service in World War II in the book "Islands of the Damned." The 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks brings back vivid memories for a North Texas retired Marine sergeant. R.V. Burgin was in Dallas that day, but he says the attacks influenced his decision to join the military. "I remember the radio. I was listening to the radio and that was all that was on: Pearl Harbor," Burgin said. Burgin began his military service a short time later, in 1942. And he spent much of his time in the...
  • Bernie Madoff Talks Crime in Rare Audio Recording

    12/07/2016 3:29:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Now you can hear Bernie Madoff try to rationalize the biggest Ponzi scheme in history. Eugene Soltes, an associate professor at Harvard Business School who wrote white-collar crime book “Why They Did It,” has released a rare audio clip from his phone interviews with the jailed Ponzi schemer. “You start out, at least in my part, not exactly sure what I wanted to do in life, other than being a success,” Madoff said in the audio clip posted on Business Insider.
  • Recount results – Day 7 [Wisconsin]

    Statewide, Donald Trump has a net gain of 410 votes, Hillary Clinton has a gain of 492 votes, and Jill Stein has a gain of 60 votes.
  • 100-Year-Old Pearl Harbor Survivor From Tennessee Lives on to Tell the Story

    12/07/2016 3:26:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway
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    100-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor from Tennessee lives on to tell the story (Can only be linked to)
  • Ex-House Speaker Boehner compares Trump to Teddy Roosevelt

    12/07/2016 3:23:12 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 7, 2016 12:33 PM EST
    Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner sees President-elect Donald Trump as a modern-day Teddy Roosevelt, a populist who wants to do “big things.” The Ohio Republican told WCPO.com in Cincinnati that Trump is similar to Roosevelt, the 26th president, because he’s “another guy who saw himself larger than life.” He said Trump doesn’t want to just “trim around the edges” as president. “If you look at what Teddy Roosevelt did, he came in to do big things,” Boehner said. “I think Donald Trump wants to do big things.” …
  • Man fatally shot by Ohio police officer identified as UAE student

    12/07/2016 3:21:22 PM PST · by grayboots · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/6/2016 | Kim Palmer
    A man shot and killed after he crashed his car and struggled with an Ohio police officer was a 26-year-old college student and citizen of the United Arab Emirates, officials said on Tuesday. Saif Nasser Mubarak Alameri, a student at Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University, died from a gunshot wound to the head on Sunday and his death has been ruled homicide, the Summit County Medical Examiner's office said. Police officers responded to a call around 3 p.m. about an erratic driver on the Ohio Turnpike in Hudson, Ohio, 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Cleveland, police said in a...
  • How Pearl Harbor Created a Climate of Fear

    12/07/2016 3:20:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed December 7, 2016 | Daniel Greene
    Seventy-five years ago today, hundreds of Japanese bombers attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. America's shock, and its grief for the more than 2,000 US military dead on this date of "infamy" led to overwhelming unity of purpose as we entered a world war. Yet America's unity was matched by its profound fears about national security in the days after Pearl Harbor. Well before December 7, 1941, Americans believed that enemy spies and saboteurs lived among us. Some did, though not nearly as many as we imagined. In 1940, the FBI reportedly received 3,000 complaints or tips every...
  • The Messy Truth about Race-Baiting Radical Demagogue Van Jones

    12/07/2016 3:19:35 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 1 replies
    M Malkin ^ | 12/6/2016
    They never learn. The grand journalism pooh-bahs at CNN were humiliated this election cycle when WikiLeaks revealed that former CNN contributor and interim DNC chair Donna Brazile had shared a question with the Hillary Clinton campaign in advance of a March Democratic primary town hall debate. According to CNN, “activist anchor” Roland Martin and his production team at CNN’s debate partner and identity politics network TV One were responsible for the leak. CNN host Jake Tapper called the episode “very, very troubling” and condemned the breach: “Journalistically, it’s horrifying,” he told WMAL radio. CNN president Jeff Zucker declared after an...
  • Study: 'Obamacare' repeal-only would make 30M uninsured

    12/07/2016 3:18:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 7, 2016 2:03 PM EST | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
    Repealing President Barack Obama’s health care law without a replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Wednesday. Separately, a professional group representing benefit advisers warned congressional leaders of the risk of “significant market disruption” that could cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance. Republicans dismiss such dire scenarios, saying that they are working on replacement legislation for a President Donald Trump to sign. […] The new study from the nonpartisan Urban Institute looks at a scenario where “repeal” goes through, but “replace” stalls. It predicts heavy collateral damage for people buying individual...
  • One Scholar On Similarities, Substantial Differences Between Trump And Hitler

    12/07/2016 3:13:39 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 16 replies
    Even before the election, critics had been drawing comparisons between Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler. They've pointed to Trump's promise to ban Muslims, deport millions of immigrants, crack down on the press and "make America great again." Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Daniel Ziblatt (@dziblatt), professor of government at Harvard University and author of the forthcoming book "Conservative Parties and the Birth of Modern Democracy in Europe," about Hitler's rise to power in 1930s Germany, and whether the comparisons between Trump and Hitler are fair or unnecessarily inflammatory. Interview Highlights On the conditions for Hitler's rise "There are...
  • Feinstein a no-show as Boxer says goodbye to the Senate

    12/07/2016 3:11:50 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/7/16 | Carolyn Lochhead
    WASHINGTON — California Sen. Barbara Boxer held back tears as she delivered her formal farewell to the Senate on Wednesday, capping a four-decade political career as a liberal fighter that began in 1972 on the Marin County Board of Supervisors. With the surprising exception of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, her California colleague of 24 years, Boxer was joined in the Senate chamber by numerous allies and one-time foes from both parties, along with members of her family, all gathered to wish her well. Boxer reserved a special hug for her longtime friend, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco, who...
  • Oh, the Irony: Jeep Pulling Casket of Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro Breaks Down during Procession

    12/07/2016 3:11:50 PM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    AIM ^ | December 6, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Oh, the irony! Can’t trust Russian-made jeeps, huh?
  • The Man Who Tried to Stop Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2016 3:07:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 12/6 | DAVID J. CASTELLO
    George Elliott was one of two servicemen manning a radar station on Oahu the morning of Dec. 7, 1941. When he reported a huge sighting on his radar screen, he was ignored.At 2 a.m. on April 1, 2001, I was sitting at my computer in my Laguna Beach condo working on a website I’ve long since forgotten when an email popped up with nothing in the subject line. “Do you know who I am?” “Another April Fool’s joke,” I thought to myself as I moved my cursor up to click the Delete button. Then I glanced down and noticed the...
  • Pearl Harbor Sailor’s Family Brings Him Home After His Remains Are Finally Identified

    12/07/2016 3:04:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 07, 2016 | Greg Norman
    After decades of Pearl Harbor anniversaries, the family of Lewis Wagoner says this one will be more special than the rest. The Navy Seaman 2nd Class, one of the 429 onboard the USS Oklahoma who died during the Dec. 7, 1941, attack, is finally with his family in Kansas as his long-unidentified remains were tracked down and buried in October. “We were so grateful that at last, after 75 years, that our uncle… and all of the whole family was just so excited that finally his remains had been brought home to rest,” Lee Longaker, Wagoner’s niece, told FoxNews.com.
  • How Pearl Harbor Shaped the Modern World

    12/07/2016 3:00:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | DEC. 7, 2016 | JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH
    Seventy-five years ago on Dec. 7, shortly before 8 a.m., hundreds of Japanese aircraft dove from the sky in a surprise bombing attack on a United States naval base in Hawaii, killing more than 2,400 Americans. The attack on Pearl Harbor shocked and outraged the nation and led it into war at a time when Congress and the American people had been split on the response to an already embattled world. News articles from Dec. 8 reflected a sudden shift in the national mood. According to New York Times articles from Dec. 9 and 10, 1941, thousands of men rushed...
  • California bill creates deportation ‘safe zones’ for undocumented immigrants

    12/07/2016 2:56:56 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 39 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 7, 2016s | Alexei Koseff
    Ahead of an expected hardline approach on illegal immigration under President-elect Donald Trump, California officials are proposing to further restrict the ability of federal authorities to detain and deport the approximately 2.3 million undocumented immigrants living in the state.
  • Ancient eclipse records show that days on Earth are getting just a little longer

    12/07/2016 2:56:09 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 12/07/2016 | Deborah Netburn
    The latest findings in Earth science are brought to you by ancient astronomers who observed the heavens as much as 2,700 years ago. Thanks to hundreds of records of lunar and solar eclipses carved in clay tablets and written into dynastic histories, modern scientists have determined that the amount of time it takes for Earth to complete a single rotation on its axis has slowed by 1.8 milliseconds per day over the course of a century, according to a report published Wednesday in Proceedings of the Royal Society A. It may not sound significant, but over the course of 2½...
  • John Kasich to Electoral College: Don't cast your vote for me

    12/07/2016 2:56:03 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Washington (CNN)Ohio Gov. John Kasich doesn't want to take Donald Trump's place as President-elect of the United States. The former Republican presidential candidate, who ran against Trump in the primary, tweeted Tuesday asking that electors in the Electoral College not cast their votes for him when they meet December 19. Kasich tweeted a statement that said, "I am not a candidate for president and ask that electors not vote for me when they gather later this month. Our country had an election and Donald Trump won. The country is divided and there are certainly raw emotions on both sides stemming...
  • Feds Seek 17 to 21 Years for Ex-Congressman Chaka Fattah

    12/07/2016 2:54:26 PM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 | MARYCLAIRE DALE
    Federal prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 17 to 21 years for a former Pennsylvania congressman convicted of a racketeering scheme that included a string of illicit financial moves to cover up an illegal $1 million campaign loan. Eleven-term Philadelphia Democrat Chaka Fattah is scheduled to be sentenced Monday, the denouement of a 30-year political career that took him on Air Force One and to a seat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee.
  • Black Lives Matter & the rape conviction of Okla cop Daniel Holtzclaw

    12/07/2016 2:50:21 PM PST · by 198ml · 7 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12/7/16 | Carly Hoilman
    What if a man was convicted of crimes he didn’t commit … just to appease the Black Lives Matter mob? Conservative Review Senior Editor Michelle Malkin explores that possibility in the explosive debut episodes of “Michelle Malkin Investigates.” She examines the case of Daniel Holtzclaw, an Oklahoma City police officer who was convicted on multiple counts of rape and sentenced to 263 years in prison in January for crimes he says he didn’t commit. Was there reasonable doubt? In “Daniel in the Den,” Malkin explores whether the half-white, half-Japanese officer was convicted based on dubious evidence, unreliable testimony, and immense...
  • Senate Clears Bill to Ease FDA Drug and Device Approvals

    12/07/2016 2:50:18 PM PST · by oblomov · 8 replies
    7 Dec 2016 ^ | Thomas M. Burton
    WASHINGTON—Passage of legislation aimed at speeding up Food and Drug Administration approvals, combined with an incoming president who has pledged to “cut red tape” at the agency, is expected to usher in a new, more industry-friendly era of drug and device regulation. The Senate on Wednesday cleared the measure known as the 21st Century Cures bill, which lays out in detail speedier and more pro-industry methods for the FDA to approve new drugs and medical devices. Its supporters, such as PhRMA, the drug-industry association, and AdvaMed, representing device makers, praise it as a way to bring about more innovation and...
  • Jarrett: Trump's victory felt like 'a punch to the stomach'

    12/07/2016 2:49:54 PM PST · by ColdOne · 44 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/7/16 | Louis Nelson
    Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett said Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise victory on Election Day was “like a punch to the stomach” and “soul-crushing,” but that the mood inside the White House has improved since then. Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama and a member of his administration from day one, said he and other White House officials were left somewhat shell-shocked by Trump’s win. But following the president’s lead, she and other administration have sought to follow the lead of former President George W. Bush’s team in facilitating a smooth White House transition to the...
  • Philadelphia judge won’t let Jill Stein forensically examine voting machines

    12/07/2016 2:47:55 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 59 replies
    BillyPenn News ^ | December 7, 2016 | Mark Dent
    Updated at 2 pm Jill Stein’s Pennsylvania recount attempt continues to sputter, with a Wednesday ruling from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas denying her request to have the city’s electronic voting machines examined. The request to forensically study the machines was considered by her lawyers to be one of the best ways to determine the validity of the votes, and they had previously said they thought they had a chance in court. The city’s Election Board had already refused to let Stein’s computer experts examine the machines. Judge Abbe F. Fletman wrote in her decision that Stein basically missed...
  • FAIL: PRWeek’s ‘Survey’ of 22 PR Pros Found ZERO Predictions for Trump

    12/07/2016 2:47:53 PM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    www.mrctv.org ^ | 12-07-2016 | Craig Bannister
    The pre-election predictions of communications professionals surveyed by PRWeek proved to be unanimously – and embarrassingly – wrong. Could every PR executive in the U.S. have been so off, or was this a case of media bias in choosing the "experts?” On Nov. 8, PRWeek published “They're with her: PR execs predict a resounding Clinton victory,” in which it reported the pre-election predictions of 22 communications professionals – not one of whom predicted Donald Trump would win the election. Not only were their predictions wrong, they were embarrassingly wrong, with some apparently more influenced by personal opinion than science. As...
  • Trump Picks Up Dozens of Votes in WI Recount [ Recount = Libs Agree We need Stricter Election Regs!)

    12/07/2016 2:42:08 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 25 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Dec 7,2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    By the end of the fifth day, and after more than 1 million votes were recounted, Trump grew his lead by just over two dozen votes.
  • What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About

    12/07/2016 2:25:44 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Kevin Cramer
    What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About The standoff isn’t about tribal rights or water, but a White House that ignores the rule of law. Kevin Cramer A little more than two weeks ago, during a confrontation between protesters and law enforcement, an improvised explosive device was detonated on a public bridge in southern North Dakota. That was simply the latest manifestation of the “prayerful” and “peaceful” protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Escalating tensions were temporarily defused Sunday when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at the direction of the Obama administration, announced it would refuse to grant...
  • Caroline Herrara: It Would be an Honor to dress Melania Trump

    12/07/2016 2:25:03 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 33 replies
    CBS News/AP ^ | December 7, 3016
    <p>While a few designers have made news saying they would not dress the future first lady, Carolina Herrera said she’d be honored if Melania Trump wore one of her outfits.</p> <p>The famed designer spoke about Trump on the red carpet before she received an honor of her own Tuesday night from the Women’s Leadership Council at Lincoln Center......</p>
  • NEA Great Public Schools Fund Grants Continue to Contribute to Success

    12/07/2016 2:13:27 PM PST · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    The National Education Association ^ | December 07, 2016 | The National Education Association
    WASHINGTON - December 07, 2016 - The National Education Association has awarded $5.5 million in grants to 22 state and local affiliates from its Great Public Schools (GPS) Fund Grants program. GPS Fund grants are designed to help enhance the education profession and promote student success. NEA members established the GPS Fund in 2013.“Nobody knows better than educators what their students need to succeed in the classroom,” said NEA Vice President Becky Pringle. “Through these grants, we are providing the resources to put plans and programs in action that really will help ensure opportunity, equity, and success for every public...
  • Aide says Trump sold stocks in June, provides no evidence

    12/07/2016 2:11:59 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    yahoo/ap whiners ^ | 12/7/16 | Julie Pace, Chad Day fake journalists
    President-elect Donald Trump sold all of his stocks in June as he plunged into the costly general election campaign, his transition team abruptly announced Tuesday. His advisers provided no proof of the transactions and would not explain the apparent sell-off.
  • ISIS rise surprised Obama, US intelligence

    12/07/2016 2:07:46 PM PST · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 12/7/16 | Kevin Liptak
    "The ability of ISIL to not just mass inside of Syria, but then to initiate major land offensives that took Mosul, for example, that was not on my intelligence radar screen," Obama told Zakaria, using the administration's term for the Islamic State terror group.
  • Ronald Reagan's Son: Donald Trump Campaign Is A Joke, Absurdity, And 'Embarrassment' To GOP | MSNBC

    12/07/2016 1:53:04 PM PST · by johnk · 68 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/7/2016 | MSNBC
    Ron Reagan Jr. comments on Donald Trump. Must see.
  • FDR's War Speech to Congress

    12/07/2016 1:41:02 PM PST · by NRx · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 8, 1941 | FDR
    Roosevelt's Day of Infamy speech in it's entirety.
  • Rahm Emanuel has 'very good' meeting with Trump in New York on immigration

    12/07/2016 1:35:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/07/2016 | Bill Ruthhart
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with President-elect Donald Trump in New York on Wednesday morning, using the discussion to urge Trump to reconsider his positions on immigration. During his 45-minute meeting with the president-elect in his personal office high above Manhattan in Trump Tower, Emanuel hand-delivered a letter from the mayors of some of the nation's largest cities urging Trump to continue protections offered to young immigrants instituted under President Barack Obama's administration. The two-page letter asked Trump to continue Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the provision that protects young, so-called Dreamers who came to the country before the age...
  • VIDEO: Did I Just Invent the World's GREATEST Sandwich?---The Korean Arepa

    12/07/2016 1:35:32 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 7, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    If you like Korean food, you might get mighty hungry watching this VIDEO in which I go thru the steps of how I invented the Korean Arepa last Friday. Basically it consists of an arepa which is made from pre-cooked corn flour. Be sure to use the one in the yellow or orange package marked "PAN" with a pic of a woman wearing a polka dot head clothe. Easy to find in South Florida supermarkets. After it is cooked, open a pocket in the arepa and place spicy Korean style meat. In the video ordinary flap meat was used but...
  • Trump's Cabinet is starting to look like the staff of one of the most storied units of the Iraq War

    12/07/2016 1:33:16 PM PST · by BeauBo · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7 Dec 2016 | Paul Szoldra
    By the end of the campaign, they had fought together in places like Nasiriyah, Al Kut, and eventually Baghdad. The division they were in — along with the US Army and UK armored elements — carried out one of the most aggressive, high-speed attacks in history, and 1st Marine Division's ground march was the longest in the history of the Marine Corps, for which it earned the Presidential Unit Citation.
  • Deimos Knievel! [cat video]

    12/07/2016 1:30:18 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 59 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 12/7/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Daredevil Deimos attempts to jump Kitchen Counter Canyon! No net! No parachute! No health insurance! Will he make it?!?? Will he be hurt?!!! Will you stop asking silly questions and watch the video already?!
  • Indoor Farms of America Delivers First Vertical Indoor Aeroponic Farms to Native Americans

    12/07/2016 1:26:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | December 6, 2016
    Indoor Farms of America is pleased to announce today the delivery of the first vertical aeroponic farms to two different Native American Communities in the U.S. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161206/446104LOGO Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161206/446105LOGO "Our staff is very excited about these two farms, sold to Native American tribal interests and members, one in the western New York region of Salamanca, south of Buffalo, and one in Mayetta, Kansas, serving the people of the Prairie Band of the Potawatomi Nation," said Ron Evans, President of Indoor Farms of America. Evans noted, "We had the folks from the PB Nation visit our Las Vegas...
  • Smiling Down Syndrome Kids Banned from French TV in Case they Offend Post-Abortive Women

    12/07/2016 1:24:51 PM PST · by grundle · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | November 24, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju-q4OnBtNUFrance’s Conseil d’État (State Council) has confirmed its ban of the award-winning “Dear Future Mom” video from French television, declaring that the “inappropriate” images of happy Down syndrome children might bother women who had chosen to abort their babies. The Council stated that the video in question could not be shown since it was “likely to trouble the conscience of women who had made different personal life choices in compliance with the law.”
  • What You Need To Know About Scott Pruitt, Trump's Pick to lead the EPA

    12/07/2016 1:23:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    DIGG ^ | 12/07/2016 | Benjamin Goggin
    On Thursday, sources confirmed to multiple media outlets that Donald Trump has chosen Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Earlier in the day, Trump's Homeland Security pick — retired general John Kelly (here's what you should know about him) — was also announced. The choice of Pruitt is bad news for environmentalists as he has led the charge nationally against President Obama's climate change policies. Here's what you need to know.Pruitt Has Recently Questioned The Validity Of The Science Behind Global Warming Pruitt’s opinion on climate change aligns with that of Trump, who repeatedly has...
  • Durbin, Graham Statement on Trump Comments on DREAMers

    12/07/2016 1:21:35 PM PST · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    U.S. Senators Dick Durbin ^ | 12.07.16 | U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released the following statement on comments made to Time magazine by President-elect Donald Trump, who said, “We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud. They got brought here at a very young age, they’ve worked here, they’ve gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they’re in never-never land because they don’t know what’s going to happen.” “We’re encouraged by these comments by President-elect Trump — they present an opportunity to do the right thing for more than 744,000 young people...
  • Sight-Words: the Kudzu smothering K-12

    12/07/2016 1:18:21 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 43 replies
    Education Views ^ | Oct. 20, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    [A few words about America’s two biggest parasites--] if you’ve driven on southern interstates, you know kudzu. It’s that leafy vine that can cover the tallest trees. Finally, motorists see nothing but kudzu, which has earned the nickname, “The vine that ate the South.” Kudzu envelops everything and eventually destroys everything. In short, kudzu is exactly like Sight-Words. Kudzu, indigenous to Japan, was touted as an ornamental shade plant at US expositions in 1876 and 1883. During the 20th century, government agencies promoted kudzu as cattle feed. The Department of Agriculture also recommended “kudzu to help control erosion of slopes...