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  • South Carolina deputy dies, 3 others remain wounded, after 'ambush' shooting

    01/17/2018 5:53:35 PM PST · by blueyon · 34 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 1/17/18 | Katherine Lam, Nicole Darrah
    A South Carolina sheriff's deputy has died after a man accused of assaulting his wife "ambushed" and shot him and three other officers, officials said Wednesday. York County Detective Michael Doty died Wednesday after he was shot by 47-year-old Christian Thomas McCall during an hours-long manhunt Tuesday morning. "It is with a heavy heart & great sadness that York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson announces the passing of Detective Michael R. Doty," the sheriff's office wrote on Facebook. Doty spent 12 years working in law enforcemen
  • Star Trek takes PC to new extremes, even for Hollywood

    01/17/2018 6:52:26 AM PST · by rktman · 111 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/17/2018 | Ed Straker
    Those of you (most of you) who haven't been watching the new Star Trek series, Star Trek Discovery, are missing out on a entirely new level of political correctness. The show features a black female protagonist named Michael; her boyfriend, a Klingon disguised as a Muslim-Arab security officer; an obese female cadet who is a genius in all areas of science; and a gay couple, one of whom is black and possibly also hispanic. But that isn't enough for SJWs. They actually worry that the black gay character, who is also hispanic, is not visibly hispanic.
  • What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right

    01/17/2018 6:36:17 AM PST · by pgkdan · 42 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 01/17/18 | Karin McQuillan
    Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town. Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health. That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, "a fecalized environment." In plain English: s--- is everywhere. People defecate on the open ground, and the feces is blown with the dust – onto you, your clothes, your food, the water. He warned us the first day of training: do not even touch water. Human feces carries parasites that bore through your skin and cause...
  • Dems pick up another GOP seat in Wisconsin; voted 59% for Trump

    01/17/2018 4:56:47 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 78 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | January 16, 2018 | Patrick Marley
    MADISON - Democrats snagged a GOP-leaning state Senate seat in western Wisconsin on Tuesday, buoying progressive hopes that they could ride a wave of victory this fall.
  • Increase Exemptions to Boost Retirement Savings 2018

    01/17/2018 3:14:40 AM PST · by CptnObvious · 22 replies
    Vanity | January 17, 2018 | Self
    If you've gotten yourself out of debt (except the mortgage) and have a sizable emergency fund ( 3-6 months expenses) 2018 may be a great year to boost your Retirement savings. Many will have increased paychecks and be able invest wisely, but not as much as they could. Many will benefit in 2019 from the 2018 tax cuts and increased Child Tax Credits by getting huge refunds in 2019. But why wait? Time is Money. By Increasing your Withholding Exemptions NOW you can increase your paycheck and boost your Retirement savings even more! Make it a priority to get any...
  • Even eyelashes freeze as parts of Russia hit -67 degrees Celsius (-88°F!)

    01/17/2018 2:38:23 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 12 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | Jan 17, 2018
    MOSCOW: Temperatures reached -67 degrees Celsius in the remote Yakutia region in Russia on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported. Pictures circulating on social media showed people posing with frozen eyelashes as temperatures reportedly fell to -50 degrees Celsius. Temperatures reached -67 degrees Celsius in Yakutia on Tuesday (Jan 16). A video posted on Twitter also showed a cup of boiling water solidifying after being poured out of a window. Blasting boiled water at -46.5C 😄 #Yakutsk pic.twitter.com/G6OdsSiIZ0 — Bolot Bochkarev (@yakutia) January 13, 2018 Residents in Yakutia are normally used to the freezing conditions, with students routinely going to school...
  • The True Story Of Andrew Jackson’s Swearing Parrot

    01/16/2018 10:19:16 PM PST · by oxcart · 36 replies
    omgfacts.com ^ | 02/22/17 | staff
    Andrew Jackson isn’t the only US President to keep a pet bird in the White House. Teddy Roosevelt had a one-legged rooster and James Buchanan supposedly owned two bald eagles (because America). But to our knowledge, Jackson was the only one to have a swearing parrot. The bird’s name was Poll and was originally meant for Jackson’s wife, Rachel. But after she passed away, Jackson became the African Grey’s caretaker. So how did the parrot get a foul mouth? We can’t say for sure. But with what we know about Jackson—a man so tough and temperamental his nickname was “Old...
  • Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski found dead of apparent suicide

    01/16/2018 9:43:39 PM PST · by ZagFan · 40 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 01-16-2018 | CBS Sports Staff
    Tyler Hilinski, 21, has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Pullman Police confirmed in a press release Tuesday night. The death of Hilinski, a redshirt sophomore quarterback for Washington State, has been ruled a suicide.
  • Bangladesh stops open defecation in just over a decade

    01/16/2018 1:11:36 PM PST · by grundle · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 16, 2016
    Through a dogged campaign to build toilets and educate Bangladeshis about the dangers of open defecation, the densely populated South Asian nation has managed to reduce the number of people who defecate in the open to just 1 percent of the 166 million population, according to the government — down from 42 percent in 2003.
  • 40 Percent Of Kids Now Born To Single Moms—Up 700 Percent Since 1960

    01/16/2018 1:02:58 PM PST · by Thalean · 81 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | Dylan Scott
    "A recent report from the Social Capital Project reveals that the American family is disintegrating, fast. Fully 40 percent of mothers are currently unmarried. This is bad news, because good families depend on good marriages. Marriage is the moral glue that binds them. It’s the stabilizing agent. There’s a reason that children from married couples do better in school, and are less likely to end up in jail as compared to children of unmarried mothers, known as “fragile families."
  • Trump asks Supreme Court to overturn DACA program

    01/16/2018 11:36:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The Justice Department asked the Supreme Court Tuesday to overturn this month’s stunning ruling by a lower court that found the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty legal — yet also ruled the Trump administration’s effort to phase out the program was illegal.
  • Haiti's 'Bayakou': Hauling Away Human Excrement By Hand

    01/16/2018 11:06:45 AM PST · by DesertRhino · 55 replies
    NPR ^ | July 30, 2917 | Rebecca Hersher
    Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is one of the largest cities in the world without a central sewage system. Most of the more than 3 million residents use outhouses and rely on workers with some of the worst jobs in the world, hauling away human excrement by hand one bucket at a time. The men are called bayakou, and they work in the dark by candlelight. Rebecca Hersher spent a night with a group of them.
  • California’s climate fight gets harder soon, and the big culprit is cars

    01/16/2018 9:39:08 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 55 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 1/12/18 | Julie Cart
    California is poised to meet its goal to reduce greenhouse gases 33 percent, to 1990 levels, by the year 2020. Its targets for use of more renewable energy by that date are, in some cases, already exceeded. ...hold on tight for what comes next. The state’s overarching plan was intended to ease industry and consumers into a carbon-free future bit by bit; ten years in, the training wheels are off. Emissions-reduction must hit 40 percent by 2030 and twice that by 2050. In 12 years, half the state’s energy must come from renewable sources. 14 million buildings must operate twice...
  • Suppressing a sneeze can be dangerous, doctors warn

    01/15/2018 7:50:11 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 48 replies
    Yahoo! / AFP ^ | 1/15/18 | Anonymous
    Stifling a sneeze can rupture your throat, burst an ear drum, or pop a blood vessel in your brain, researchers warned Tuesday. Many people -- when they feel a sneeze coming on -- block all the exits, essentially swallowing the sneeze's explosive force. Just how dangerous this can be was illustrated when a 34-year-old man showed up at the emergency service of a hospital in Leicester, England recently, with a swollen neck and in extreme pain. "The patient described a popping sensation in his neck after he tried to halt a sneeze by pinching the nose and holding his mouth...
  • What topics & which presenters would you like to see for upcoming new PragerU videos? Let us know!

    01/15/2018 3:18:55 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 11 replies
    Prager University ^ | 15th January 2018 | PragerU
    PragerU are asking for suggestions for upcoming 2018 videos. Just thought I'd let more people know. You can let them know here. https://twitter.com/prageru/status/952906628109500417
  • Bad news continues for NFL, as Divisional Playoffs ratings fall

    01/15/2018 12:31:38 PM PST · by smartyaz · 87 replies
    Awful Announcing ^ | 01/15/18 | Alex Putterman
    According to Sports Media Watch, all four games were down substantially in overnight ratings from the comparable window last January, and several of them hit their lowest mark in years. Saturday afternoon’s Falcons-Eagles game on NBC drew a 17.4 overnight rating, down 5 percent from last year and 12 percent from 2016. It was the lowest for the early Saturday time slot since 2009. The Patriots-Jaguars matchup Sunday night on CBS was the lowest-rated game of the weekend, with a 16.6 overnight. That was down 9 percent from last year and 18 percent from 2016 and was also the worst...
  • Soros Pledges Renewed Fight Against ‘Dominant Ideology’ Of Nationalism, Says EU ‘Verge of Breakdown’

    01/15/2018 11:43:27 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/17 | Victoria Friedman
    The progressive billionaire speculator George Soros has said he will ‘fight back’ against the “dominant ideology” of nationalism, whilst admitting that favoured globalist project the European Union is “on the verge of a breakdown”. Wistfully writing that Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) once ‘epitomised the optimism about the spread of Western-style democracy’ after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Financial Times described the scrutiny the global progressive body is experiencing amidst a wave of patriotism and populism and the ‘wilting’ attraction of the leftist agenda. Soros, alluding to the collapse of the USSR, told the left-liberal newspaper: “It’s déjà...
  • Where to Move? Time to Retire and Find a New Life.

    01/15/2018 10:57:58 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 495 replies
    01.15.18 | chickensoup
    The kids are grown and gone. I live in the Northeast. I am looking to move to a small city or town or village. I am healthy, happy and adaptable. I would prefer a place that has a conservative base. Every location on the lists of best places to move are leftist s***holes. I am hoping for a place with four seasons, albeit, not as severe as the northeast. Elevations are fine, beauty is important, and so is the need of good, friendly people. Any ideas?
  • Veteran confronts foreigners found swimming in the National WWII Memorial pool

    01/15/2018 10:27:41 AM PST · by Wilderness Conservative · 55 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 5/26/17
    Ignored sign read “Honor Your Veterans. No wading. (blood boil alert)
  • Are Twitter Employees Viewing D**k Picks and Naked Shots of Minor Users?… Or Just Adults?

    01/15/2018 9:21:23 AM PST · by barmag25 · 24 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/15/17 | Cristina Laila
    Project Veritas set Twitter ablaze last week with back to back bombshell undercover videos exposing the social media giant for their ‘big brother’ practices and censorship of Trump supporters. New undercover footage reveals Twitter pays hundreds of employees to view everything you post in private messages including “sex messages” and nude photos.