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  • World's first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

    11/17/2017 7:18:19 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 78 replies ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | By Sarah Knapton
    The world's first human head transplant has been carried out on a corpse in China in an 18-hour operation that showed it was possible to successfully reconnect the spine, nerves and blood vessels. At a press conference in Vienna on Friday morning, Italian Professor Sergio Canavero, director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, announced that a team at Harbin Medical University had "realised the first human head transplant" and said an operation on a live human will take place "imminently". The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren, who last year successfully grafted a head...
  • I Was Verbally Abused And Humiliated By My Army Drill Sergeant in 1969 (*SOB*)

    11/14/2017 8:09:48 PM PST · by PROCON · 139 replies
    Vanity | Nov. 14, 2017 | Vanity
    It's true, I can't believe I've held this incredible pain inside me for so long but I have to tell somebody how cruelly and unfairly I was treated, Oh so long ago.I was new to the Army, heading to Basic Training in 1969, wanting to make a difference and serve my country and America but what I encountered shook me to my very core.Me, a wide-eyed recruit, got off the bus at Fort Lewis Washington and was immediately yelled at and verbally abused by this looming, big, (and mean), Staff Sergeant named SSG Gritman.He singled me out immediately because he...
  • GOP mobilizes against Moore

    11/13/2017 7:03:16 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 53 replies ^ | 11/13/17 08:28 PM EST | By Alexander Bolton and Jordain Carney
    Senate Republicans on Monday signaled that they will do whatever it takes to prevent Roy Moore from becoming the next senator from Alabama, though hopefully without letting the seat fall into Democratic hands. (R-Ky.) called on Moore to withdraw from the Senate race and said he believes the women who are accusing the former judge of sexual misconduct. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), the leader of the campaign arm of Senate Republicans, went one step further, urging his colleagues to expel Moore from the Senate should he win the special election on Dec. 12.
  • Senate Democrats Slam Trump Admin Over Lack of Abortion Access for Illegal Immigrants

    11/13/2017 4:23:48 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 21 replies ^ | Nov 13, 2017 | Lauretta Brown
    A group of 16 Senate Democrats, led by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), wrote a letter Friday to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) acting secretary Eric Hargan, rebuking the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s (ORR) current practice of denying illegal unaccompanied minors in their care access to abortion, in light of the recent case before the D.C. Appeals Court. The ACLU and abortion advocacy groups seized on the case of 17-year-old Jane Doe last month to argue that illegal immigrants have a "constitutional right" to abortion access. Officials with the Department of Health and Human Services declined to facilitate...
  • Joe Biden Tells Megyn Kelly That Donald Trump’s Rust-Belt Voter Base “Loves Me More”

    11/13/2017 11:42:08 AM PST · by drewh · 53 replies
    Deadline Hollywood Daily ^ | 2 hours ago | by Lisa de Moraes
    NBC News got Biden all morning long Monday as he officially launched his so-called American Promise Tour promoting his new memoir Promise Me, Dad, about the last year of his son Beau’s life. But across most of the morning franchise’s four hours, he took questions about 2020, President Trump, and Hillary Clinton. “I understand the Rust Belt,” Biden told Kelly. “Donald Trump has no notion what those people are going through…It’s not a criticism; it’s an observation. They call me Middle Class Joe – it’s not meant as a compliment in Washington, it means I’m not sophisticated. But I understand...
  • UN Home Security: a COMMERCIAL PARODY from UCB Comedy

    11/12/2017 5:58:14 PM PST · by Vendome · 2 replies
    YouTube UCB Comedy ^ | Feb 4, 2013 | UCB Comedy
    Of course we think everyone is an idiot and that is why this video is hilarious. Gun Control....check Givernment as your caretaker...check 1.5 minutes
  • Antifa mix: Dumbass for Trump (barf)

    11/10/2017 12:06:36 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    You Tube ^ | endtimes production
    The lead song in the mix is revealing, as well as the titles of the later selections, which I haven't listened through, but the titles are enough. Woody Guthrie, it seems, knew all about Trump even though he died while Donald was in knee pants.
  • Senate Republican tax plan may eliminate property tax deductions and delay corporate cut

    11/08/2017 7:28:05 PM PST · by Mariner · 144 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 8th, 2017 | Lisa Mascaro and Jim Puzzanghera
    As they prepare to unveil their own sweeping tax plan, Senate Republicans are revisiting key provisions of the GOP House proposal, including possibly eliminating property tax deductions as well as state income tax deductions, increasing the size of child-care credits, offering more help to small businesses and having corporate tax cuts phase in or expire, according to those familiar with the negotiations. The final outline of the Senate plan, scheduled to be released Thursday, remained a work in progress, officials cautioned. “Everything is on the table,” said one Republican official Tuesday evening, who did not want to be identified discussing...
  • The Wreck That Is Hillary Clinton

    11/08/2017 6:55:51 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/11/16
    Apologies to Gordon Proudfoot
  • Trump-Hating Celebrities Can’t Cope With Their ‘Orange Nightmare’ (best of video clip)

    11/06/2017 2:33:14 PM PST · by drewh · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 6, 2017 9:47 AM EST | Geoff Dickens
    If there was a fancy Malibu rehab center for Trump Derangement Syndrome it would be jam packed with celebrities right now. Ten months into Trump’s first term Hollywood actors, directors, comedians and singers are STILL having trouble coping with life under President Trump. Comedian Rosie O’Donnell confessed her sick obsession: “I spend like pretty much 90 percent of my waking hours tweeting hatred” towards Trump. And for some celebs Trump became a literal nightmare they can’t wake up from. Actor Rob Reiner whined: “I’m in a nightmare that doesn’t ever stop,” and hippie-singer David Crosby wailed about the “orange nightmare...
  • Hillary Clinton Meets the Underside of the Bus

    11/05/2017 7:13:13 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 11/5/2017 | Hans Comprix
    The Democratic Party, Donna Brazile, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and Jake Tapper were not very nice to their former headmistress, Hillary Clinton, at all this week. On Friday, a quick glance back at the resulting news cycle may seem on the surface to be full of new revelations, but in reality, it is not particularly new or surprising. Oddly enough, it actually seems a plausible thought that in the upcoming weeks, month, maybe years, perhaps conservative writers and pundits will be treating Hillary Clinton with better regard than her own liberal allies.
  • NBA drama breaks out over using the word ‘owner’ (LOL, too funny.chickens coming home to roost)

    11/05/2017 2:57:24 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 3, 2017 | Greg Joyce
    Mark Cuban is taking exception to Draymond Green’s comments about team owners. Green said last week they should be called chairmen, as not to insinuate that they own someone, in the wake of Texans owner McNair’s comment that the NFL “can’t have inmates running the prison.” Now, Cuban wants an apology. “For him to try to turn it into something it’s not is wrong,” the Mavericks owner told ESPN. “He owes the NBA an apology. I think he does, because to try to create some connotation that owning equity in a company that you busted your ass for is the...
  • The Revolution that Never Was - ANTIFA Riots Summary Update

    11/04/2017 8:54:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Tcrlaf | 11-4-2017 | Tcrlaf
  • Saudi Princes, Former Ministers Arrested in Apparent Power Consolidation

    11/04/2017 5:10:22 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 101 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 4, 2017 | Margherita Stancati in Beirut, Summer Said in Dubai and Maureen Farrell in New York
    Saudi authorities carried out a new wave of arrests targeting royals and former cabinet ministers, people familiar with the matter said, a move that appears intended to further consolidate power in the hands of the Saudi leadership at a time of political transition. At least 10 princes and more than two dozen former ministers were detained by Saudi authorities on Saturday night, according to people familiar with the matter. It was unclear if charges were filed. [snip]
  • Trump takes a knee?

    11/03/2017 11:30:32 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/3/17 | nyt
    They just took it down, but there was a banner atop the NT Times front page that said, "Breaking News. The White House has stated they believe humans cause global warning." I kid you not.
  • PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION POLLS FOR NOVEMBER 3, 2016 [Hilarity From One Year Ago Today!]

    11/03/2017 8:16:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    NewsWEAK ^ | 11/3/16 | Lucy Westcott
    ....A number of Quinnipiac University polls released on Tuesday also put Clinton ahead in four key swing states. In Florida, Clinton has 46 percent to Trump’s 45 percent; in Ohio she leads by 46 percent to Trump’s 41 percent; and in Pennsylvania she leads Trump 48 percent to 43 percent. In North Carolina, Clinton has 47 percent support to Trump's 44 percent..... FiveThirtyEight says Clinton has a 66.9 percent chance of winning the election, compared to 33.1 percent for Trump....Clinton will win...293.9 electoral votes to Trump’s 243.
  • Health care enrollment counselors face stiff challenges

    11/03/2017 8:10:30 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 3 replies
    APnews ^ | 11-2-17 | KELLI KENNEDY
    It’s not easy being an advocate for the Affordable Care Act right now. Health care advocacy groups are making an against-all-odds effort to sign people up despite confusion and hostility fostered by Republicans opposed to President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement. The Trump administration has taken numerous steps to undermine the law, and many states are doing little to promote coverage as health insurance open enrollment begins this week. Health care advocates are particularly concerned about people in Republican-led states with hundreds of thousands of uninsured residents, like Florida, Texas and Georgia. Many of these groups are scrambling to...
  • Protesters interrupt Cooper broadcast of NY attack chanting 'fake news',banner saying 'CNN is ISIS'

    11/01/2017 8:36:23 PM PDT · by MountainWalker · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Chris Pleasance
    Protesters interrupted a live CNN broadcast from the scene of the New York terror attack on Tuesday night to chant 'fake news'. Microphones picked up on the group's shouts as Anderson Cooper attempted to cover the Manhattan attack which killed eight and wounded 12. At another point a man made his way into the back of the shot while holding a banner which read 'CNN is ISIS'. The group appears to have been led by Laura Loomer, an outspoken Trump supporter who describes herself as a 'independent investigative journalist' online. Trump has repeatedly branded CNN 'fake news' during his press...
  • Biden in Chicago: Trump a 'charlatan' who needs to 'stop tweeting'

    11/01/2017 7:41:56 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 1, 2017 | Rick Pearson
    Former Vice President Joe Biden compared President Donald Trump to a “charlatan” who preys on the fears of middle-class Americans and said the nation’s leader should “grow up” and stop using social media to incite North Korea. During a Wednesday appearance before the Chicago Council on Global Affairs,... Speaking to several hundred people in a Loop hotel ballroom...Biden decried a foreign policy of global retrenchment under Trump that he said “groups the world into ‘us’ versus ‘them,’ rather than building on the shared narrative of freedom and democracy.” “Today, I worry we’re walking down a very dark path that isolates...
  • Trump Jr. jokes he'll take half of daughter's Halloween candy to 'teach her about socialism'

    10/31/2017 7:19:38 PM PDT · by McGruff · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/17 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Donald Trump Jr. joked Tuesday that he was going to take half of his daughter’s candy from trick or treating on Halloween and give to a child “who sat at home” to “teach her about socialism.” “I’m going to take half of Chloe’s candy tonight & give it to some kid who sat at home. It’s never to early to teach her about socialism,” Trump Jr. tweeted on Halloween night.