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  • Is it possible to expose the Democratic Party for becoming a totalitarian cult? (vanity)

    02/21/2018 6:20:56 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 22 replies
    Just asking what people think. And here is the contact form for the DNC. "We want to hear from you," they say in all caps. They should listen to what any American has to say since they do, after all, represent the whole country, all citizens, and they've sworn oaths to America. Clearly, though, they want to be dictators, and they think only what's acceptable to them should be allowed.
  • On Russia, Democrats Try To Rewrite History

    02/21/2018 6:16:27 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 21 Feb, s018 | David Harsanyi
    There's a case to be made that in every way, save rhetoric, the president has been tougher on Russia than his predecessor. This week, CNN fact checked Donald Trump’s recent claim that he had been tougher on Russia than Barack Obama. “(No he wasn’t)” maintained the cheeky chyron. Though the network fancies itself the arbiter of truth in the Era of Trump — apples and bananas and all that — this particular contention is, at the very least, debatable. In fact, there’s a good case to be made that in nearly every way, save rhetoric, the president has been tougher...
  • This town hall on CNN looks scripted....Can conservatives even talk to liberals?

    02/21/2018 6:16:24 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 26 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | February 21, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    Sen. Marco Rubio got shouted down and the crowd started clapping loudly. Is it time for America to SPLIT?
  • US neo-Nazi groups on the rise under President Donald Trump: report [SPLC; gefälschte nachrichten]

    02/21/2018 6:14:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.22.2018 | ls/sms (Reuters, AFP)
    The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on Wednesday published a report showing a rise in the number of hate groups operating in the United States during President Donald Trump’s first year in office. The number of hate groups in the US grew to 954, marking a 4 percent increase compared to last year. The report said Trump-inspired groups also provoked a backlash that witnessed a rise in black nationalist groups, such as the Nation of Islam. “President Trump’s first year in office proved to be just as racially divisive as his campaign — but even more consequential,” the report said....
  • Couple accused of locking up adopted kids without food or water

    02/21/2018 6:06:03 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2018
    Benito Gutierrez, 69, and Carol Gutierrez, 64, of Tucson were charged with three counts of child abuse after authorities found their kids – aged 6 to 12 – living in squalor and deprivation, police said. “The children were kept in separate bedrooms, which were locked from the outside,” the Pima County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. “(They had) no access to food, water, lights or bathroom facilities for up to 12 hours at a time on a regular basis,” Tucson News Now reported
  • Apple releases macOS 10.13.3, iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, and tvOS 11.2.6 with Telugu Text bug fix

    02/21/2018 5:46:29 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | February 21, 2018 - 8AM
    Apple releases macOS 10.13.3 supplemental update with with Telugu text bug fixes Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update with a fix to CoreText wherein a Telugu character could crash text apps. Apple addressed a memory corruption issue via improved input validation. macOS 10.13.3 Supplemental Update is available via Software Update. Apple releases iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, and tvOS 11.2.6 with with Telugu text bug fixes Apple has released iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, and tvOS 11.2.6 with fixes to CoreText wherein a Telugu character could crash text apps. Apple addressed a memory corruption issue via improved input validation....
  • Walz Breaks with NRA, Supports Minnesota Assault Weapons Ban

    02/21/2018 5:41:51 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies ^ | 2/21/18 | AP
    U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, a Democratic candidate for Minnesota governor and longtime gun-rights supporter, has proposed an assault weapons ban in the state. Walz has faced repeated attacks from Democratic competitors because of his past support from the National Rifle Association.
  • One Juvenile Arrested After Police Say Threats Caused Lockdown of Orono (MN) Schools

    02/21/2018 5:34:23 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies ^ | 2/21/18 | Frank Rajkowski
    Orono Police Chief Correy Farniok said one juvenile was arrested at Orono High School Wednesday afternoon in connection to a pair of social media posts that caused a lockdown of Orono schools. Farniok said the juvenile arrested was one of two persons of interest who have been identified in the matter. He said both suspects, who were identified as students, were holed up in Orono High School during the lockdown. Police were informed around 10:57 a.m. Wednesday of a pair of threats made on social media threatening a shooting at Orono schools at noon. That led to a lockdown which...
  • NYU served ‘racially insensitive’ Black History Month meal

    02/21/2018 4:48:38 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 76 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2018 | Tamar Lapin
    New York University served up a “Black History Month” meal at one of its dining halls — complete with watermelon-flavored water and collard greens — and had to apologize when students called the school out for playing into racist stereotypes. “We were shocked to learn of the drink and food choices that our food service provider — Aramark — offered at the Weinstein dining hall,” the statement read. “We are grateful to the students who brought this to the attention of the University.” Aramark suspended the director of the dining hall, said it was investigating how the incident happened and...
  • Looks Like Minneapolis Has Itself a Pizza Bandit

    02/21/2018 4:40:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    CITYPAGES ^ | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Mike Mullen
    If America cannot have reasonable gun control, can we at least stop criminals from weaponizing pizza? This is one of no fewer than 45 questions that will run through your mind while viewing the below story, a context-free excerpt posted in a local Nextdoor neighborhood forum. What the tale of the infamous Pizza Bandit of Minneapolis lacks in substance, it makes up for in visuals. As captured and shared by the (consistently wonderful) Best of Nextdoor Twitter account, these images of a pizza slice "strategically" wedged in front of a motion sensor light has the subject line "Suspicious activity." Anyone...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Boeing Executives Plotted to Stop Employee Bonuses to Keep Trump from Getting the Credit

    02/21/2018 4:30:38 PM PST · by Enchante · 49 replies
    Washington Reporter ^ | February 21, 2018 | Jacob Wohl
    Starting in late 2017, Boeing executives discussed plans to conceal employee bonuses or cancel them altogether in order to keep President Trump from getting credit, following the passage of the Republican tax-reform bill. On a series of conference calls led by Boeing’s Senior Vice President of Communications Phil Musser, Musser proposed and lobbied for canceling bonuses out of fear that the company may contribute to President Trump’s rising approval rating. Before Musser worked as a high level Boeing’s communications staffer in Washington, his employment history included public and media relations work for Mitt Romney’s 2012 Presidential Campaign and The Freedom...
  • White nationalist sues Twitter for banning his account

    02/21/2018 4:22:37 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2018 | Associated Press
    SAN FRANCISCO — A prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his account as the social network cracks down on content it deems abusive. Jared Taylor filed the lawsuit Tuesday in San Francisco. Taylor joins a growing list of right-wing groups and figures who have recently sued social media sites for banning accounts and content. Social media sites are grappling with how to prevent abusive posts without appearing to censor unpopular opinions.
  • Clever Dog Narrowly Escapes From Hunting Wolf Pack

    02/21/2018 4:20:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    UPI ^ | 2/20
    An Italian man captured video of a dog's lucky escape when a pack of wolves appeared and attempted to make it into a meal. Paolo Forconi posted a video to Facebook showing the scene he witnessed in Aubruzzo, Italy, when a wolf pack showed up in the area and started chasing a small dog. The video shows the wolves surround and chase the dog, managing to bite it two times, but the smaller canine makes a narrow escape by jumping through an opening in a nearby fence. The opening proves to small for the wolves to follow. Forconi said wolf...
  • It's Official: The Pizza MRE Is Back!

    02/21/2018 3:57:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    It's official: The pizza MRE is back!
  • Publishing platform Medium suspends far-right figures

    02/21/2018 3:15:24 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 21, 2018 | Ali Breland
    The online publishing platform Medium has suspended the accounts of prominent far-right figures Mike Cernovich, Jack Posobiec and Laura Loomer. Medium spokesperson Sandee Roston told The Hill that the company does “not comment on individual accounts.” Roston did point to a Feb. 7 post detailing an update to its rules. “We have all seen an increase and evolution of online hate, abuse, harassment, and disinformation, along with ever-evolving campaigns of fraud and spam,” Medium's rules update reads. “We have strengthened our policies around this type of behavior.” “We do not allow calls for intolerance, exclusion, or segregation based on protected...
  • Lou Dobbs "Official Site" at Fox Business Channel not working (Is Lou OK?)

    02/21/2018 2:43:09 PM PST · by Signalman · 39 replies
    Fox Business Channel ^ | 2/21/2018 | self
    I, as many of you are, am a fan of Lou Dobbs. He hasn't been on the air for weeks and there's no word about his current situation. His show is still on the air (Fox Business Channel) with guest hosts filling in. The link to his official site is not functional. Just wondering if there is anyone knows if Lou is OK or when he might be returning to the show.
  • Half-shekel coin bears profile of Trump

    02/21/2018 1:22:37 PM PST · by ConfidentConservative · 38 replies
    israelnationalnews ^ | 21/02/18 22:15 | Shimon Cohen,
    Temple organizations issue half-shekel coin showing Trump alongside Cyrus, King of Persia. 'Cyrus - Balfour - Trump - Declaration 2018.'
  • The patriarchal race to colonize Mars is just another example of male entitlement

    02/21/2018 1:19:10 PM PST · by C19fan · 80 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 21, 2018 | Marcie Bianco
    What does a midlife crisis look like in the 21st century? Frittering away your life savings on a red sports car is so last century. Instead, today’s man who is grappling with the limitations of his mortality spends $90 million on a rocket to launch a $100,000 electric car, helmed by a robot by the name of “Starman,” into space. “We want a new space race,” SpaceX founder Elon Musk said in a press conference shortly after the launch of his company’s Falcon Heavy rocket — and his Tesla Roadster — into space earlier in February. Like a child, he...
  • DFU YOUTUBE SING-ALONG: San Francisco (Feces in your hair)

    02/21/2018 1:11:37 PM PST · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 2-21-18 | DFU
    Join the sing-along of the updated version of Scott McKenzie's iconic song SAN FRANCISCO
  • Deploy or find something else to do (as a civilian)

    02/21/2018 1:01:37 PM PST · by pabianice · 9 replies
    Military Times ^ | 2/21/18 | Mattis
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis used tough terms to back up the new deploy-or-get out rules, saying those held back for administrative reasons place an unfair burden on troops who routinely serve multiple combat tours. "You're either deployable, or you need to find something else to do. I'm not going have some people deploying constantly and then other people, who seem to not pay that price, in the U.S. military," Mattis told reporters traveling with him on his way home Saturday from a week-long trip to Europe. "If you can't go overseas [and] carry a combat load, then obviously someone else...