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  • Birds Seem to Intentionally Spread Fires!

    01/17/2018 1:43:18 PM PST · by fishtank · 52 replies
    Proslogion ^ | 1-15-18 | Jay Wile
    Birds Seem to Intentionally Spread Fires! Jan. 15, 2018 Birds are incredibly intelligent animals. They work through certain probability problems better than some students, they communicate with people in order to hunt, they build structures with perspective in mind, they can figure out other birds’ desires, and they use and modify tools. Well, now we have one more thing to add to the list. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Ethnobiology, at least three species of bird (Black Kites, Whistling Kites, and Brown Falcons) also use fire!
  • [SATIRE] ‘There Are More Than Two Genders,’ Tortured Employee Forced To Say At Google (tr)

    01/17/2018 10:47:37 AM PST · by fishtank · 33 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | January 10, 2018 | Babby Lonbee
    ‘There Are More Than Two Genders,’ Tortured Employee Forced To Say In Darkened Room At Google Headquarters January 10, 2018 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — In a darkened room labeled “101” deep within Google’s Mountain View headquarters, an outed conservative employee was forced to say there are more than two genders after a long period of torture. The man was tortured for hours, arguing the objective reality of two genders, being told he was “mentally deranged” and suffering from “a defective worldview” before finally giving in. “Do you remember writing in an email that there are only two genders?” he was...
  • Across the South, it’s snow, ice and record-breaking cold

    01/17/2018 9:55:26 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 1/17/2018 | JANELLE COGAN and JAY REEVES
    A thin layer of snow and ice across the South closed highways, schools and government offices and sent cars sliding off the road Wednesday, while a blast of cold air broke records as far south as the Gulf Coast. Icicles hung from a statue of jazz musicians in normally balmy New Orleans, and drivers unaccustomed to ice spun their wheels across Atlanta, which was brought to a near-standstill. The beach in Biloxi, Mississippi, got a thin coating of snow.
  • Star Trek takes PC to new extremes, even for Hollywood

    01/17/2018 6:52:26 AM PST · by rktman · 102 replies ^ | 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.
  • Cory Booker completely loses it at DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

    01/17/2018 6:42:28 AM PST · by rktman · 83 replies ^ | 1/17/2018 | M. Catharine Evans
    A crazed, bug-eyed Cory Booker, junior senator from New Jersey, blasted Department of Homeland Security secretary Kristjen Nielsen during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday on immigration. Booker became so unhinged in his staged outrage that he repeatedly threatened Nielsen, with clenched fists pointed in her direction. Equal to Booker's overt violation of Nielsen's right to be treated without hostility and intimidation was the deranged content of his tirade. Nielsen had stated earlier she did not hear the president say the "s-hole" word at last week's White House meeting on DACA. Booker went ballistic and accused Nielsen of covering up...
  • What In The Fresh Hell Is This? We Need To Shame Couples Who Have Kids Because…Global Warming?

    01/17/2018 6:33:15 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 1/16/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Why is it that some of the hottest hot takes come from Canada? This week, we're delving into the very 'none of our business' category of married coupled having children. On HGTV, Fixer Upper couple Chip and Joanna Gaines announced that they’re going to have a fifth child. Good for them. No, seriously—that’s great news, but some whack jobs denounced the announcement, citing overpopulation concerns. Really? That’s the troll bait that attracts these legions of losers. Folks, this is why Trump won. This busy-bodying from liberals, and make no mistake the trolls who cite population controls and global warming are...
  • The tyranny of majority rule

    01/17/2018 6:25:36 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 1/16/2018 | Walter Williams
    Hillary Clinton blamed the Electoral College for her stunning defeat in the 2016 presidential election in her latest memoirs, “What Happened.” Some have claimed that the Electoral College is one of the most dangerous institutions in American politics. Why? They say the Electoral College system, as opposed to a simple majority vote, distorts the one-person, one-vote principle of democracy because electoral votes are not distributed according to population. To back up their claim, they point out that the Electoral College gives, for example, Wyoming citizens disproportionate weight in a presidential election. Put another way, Wyoming, a state with a population...
  • What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa

    01/17/2018 12:25:10 AM PST · by lowbuck · 43 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 17 January 2018 | 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." . . . snip For the rest of my life, I enjoyed the greatest gift of the Peace Corps: I love and treasure America more than ever. I take seriously my responsibility to defend our culture and our country and pass on the American heritage to the next generation.
  • Black groups contribute little -- besides complaints

    01/16/2018 8:44:51 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 1/16/2018 | Mychal Massie
    Typically, the Black Star Group, a black Muslim front group, is busy blaming whites for black children failing in schools, but now they’ve added economic segregation. In the Jan. 8, 2018, issue of the San Francisco-based newspaper BayView, the group’s founder, Phillip Jackson, wrote a commentary titled: “Celebrate Black History Month By circulating black dollars in black communities.” The reason for his jeremiad is his opinion that “Black people are on [their] own”; i.e., the white government won’t help them. I say, if only that were the truth. Trillions of taxpayer dollars have been wasted on blacks since President Nixon...
  • Pope Francis: Fears of Mass Migration Are 'Legitimate' and 'Fully Comprehensible'

    01/16/2018 5:05:41 AM PST · by · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2018 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    EXCERPT Earlier this week, an Italian archbishop declared that immigration must be "rational" because uncontrolled immigration leads to the "crushing and extermination of our society." "You can't just open the doors, as if it were a party," Archbishop Luigi Negri stated in an interview with Italian media Tuesday. It is essential to "highlight the economic, human and cultural costs of immigration" since failing to do so means caving into "ideology." "I am a Catholic and therefore I believe in welcoming diversity," said Negri, the recently retired archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio and a close friend of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, "but this...
  • Feminist slams ‘Fixer Upper’ stars for 5th baby: We need to ‘shame’ them for being ‘irresponsible’

    01/15/2018 10:14:32 PM PST · by Architect of Avalon · 111 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Monday, January 15, 2018 | Claire Chretien
    CANADA, January 15, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – “Procreation is becoming a global public health concern, rather than a personal decision,” a feminist wrote for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in an article trashing "Fixer Upper" stars Chip and Joanna Gaines for having a fifth child. “It's not an exaggeration to say that the survival of our species depends” on population control, Kristen Pyszczyk wrote. Even though population control “carries with it associations with eugenics and other nasty historical events...we still need to talk about it.” The Gaines couple of HGTV fame announced the existence of their fifth child by posting a...
  • 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)
  • Dick Durbin blew up DACA, deliberately

    01/15/2018 10:21:31 AM PST · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1-15-2018 | William A. Jacobson
    Democrats and the media think they have the golden bullet to take down Trump, in the form of the “s–thole” comment during DACA negotiations behind closed doors. There are conflicting claims and reports as to whether the term was used, and to whom he was referring if it were used. Original reports said it was mentioned in relation to Haiti, but that has been walked back. Whether you agree with the comment or not, assuming it were used, it hardly merits the current obsession, with no sign of letting up. It’s 24/7. Many Republicans are asking only “how high” they...
  • NAACP Says MLK’s Vision Can’t Be Achieved Without Fighting Global Warming

    01/15/2018 8:55:10 AM PST · by rktman · 85 replies ^ | 1/15/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the NAACP wants man-made global warming to be seen as a civil rights issue, arguing King’s vision of a society free of racial injustice can’t be achieved without addressing warming. “We see climate change as a civil rights issue,” Jacqueline Patterson, head of the NAACP’s environmental and climate justice program, said in an online radio spot for the Yale Center for Environmental Connection. Environmental activists have been increasingly framing global warming as a matter of “environmental justice,” since “minority and low-income populations are disproportionately affected by global warming,” Patterson told Yale’s online radio Climate...
  • Delingpole: Trump – Making the World Great Again, One Sh%$hole at a Time

    01/15/2018 8:47:57 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 1/14/2018 | James Delingpole
    Isn’t it just the best thing that we’ve finally got a President of the USA who calls a shithole a shithole? In fact of all Donald Trump’s many qualities, I think this may be his greatest and his most underrated strength. But you’re not supposed to say this. At least not in respectable company. Even now – after all his incredible achievements – you’re still only allowed to praise Donald Trump if first you’ve preceded it with lots of disclaimers about how much you deplore his sexism, his brashness, his incoherence and general uncouthness…
  • Katie Couric breaks silence about Matt Lauer scandal

    01/15/2018 8:35:19 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 1/14/2018 | unknown
    More than a month has passed since Matt Lauer was fired from the Today show, and his former longtime colleague, Katie Couric, is now opening up about the former NBC anchor’s shocking dismissal. “The whole thing has been very painful for me,” Couric, 61, tells PEOPLE. “The accounts I’ve read and heard have been disturbing, distressing and disorienting and it’s completely unacceptable that any woman at the Today show experienced this kind of treatment. “I had no idea this was going on during my tenure or after I left,” she continued. “I think I speak for many of my former...
  • Weekly Reflection, Feb. 5: On Immigration (old yet spot-on reflection from Fr. George Rutler)

    01/14/2018 2:42:00 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 4 replies
    Pewsitters ^ | February 5, 2017 | Father George Rutler
    In the margin of a public speaker’s manuscript was the notation: “Weak point. Shout.” Such is the rhetoric of those who place emotion over logic and make policy through gangs rather than parliaments. In Athens 2,400 years ago, Aristophanes described the demagogue as having “a screeching, horrible voice, a perverse, cross-grained nature and the language of the marketplace.” That marketplace today includes the biased media and the universities that have become daycare centers.The recent action of our government’s executive branch to protect our borders and enforce national security is based on Constitutional obligations (Art. 1 sec 10 and Art. 4...
  • Pat Condell: The Great Palestinian Lie [YT Vid 5+ minutes]

    01/13/2018 4:02:25 PM PST · by beaversmom · 9 replies ^ | December 9, 2017 | Pat Condell via YouTube
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  • GOP Congresswoman Tells Republicans to ‘Grow a Pair of Ovaries and Get the Job Done’

    01/13/2018 12:49:40 PM PST · by rktman · 80 replies ^ | 1/12/2018 | Craig Bannister
    “I’m a fighter pilot and I talk like one,” Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) declared a day after reports of President Donald Trump referring to certain countries as “sh*tholes” sparked controversy. In a YouTube video posted Friday advocating “national security, economic security, and border security,” McSally brags she told Republicans to “Grow a pair of ovaries”: “Like our president, I’m tired of PC politicians and their B.S. excuses. I’m a fighter pilot and I talk like one.” “I told Washington Republicans to grow a pair of ovaries and get the job done.” McSally served 26 years in uniform [1], retired a...
  • Mike Rowe Destroys Woman Who Wants Him Fired For Being ‘Ultra-Right Wing Conservative’

    01/13/2018 12:40:18 PM PST · by rktman · 104 replies ^ | 1/12/2018 | Derek Hunter
    TV host Mike Rowe is known for his measured, devastating take-downs of people who attack him or his work. He has perfected the art of subtly twisting the knife in the side of critics with calm, cool language. This skill was on display Thursday when Rowe responded to a woman criticized his politics on Facebook. Rowe narrates the show “How The Universe Works” on the Science Channel. The woman, Rebecca Bright, called Rowe an “anti-education, science doubting, ultra-right wing conservative” who should be fired. “I love the show How the Universe Works, but I’m lost on how the producers and...