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  • How this entrepreneur went from a crack addict to a self-made multimillionaire

    09/24/2017 2:08:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    CNBC ^ | September 24, 2017 | Jane Wells
    Mike Lindell says there aren't many crack addicts who've become successful, but he's one of them. "It can be done, people," he laughed. The self-made multimillionaire and infomercial superstar created the MyPillow empire from scratch in 2004. He did it while addicted to drugs. "People say all the time that's one of the biggest miracles ever." He's been clean and sober for over eight years, but his path from rags to riches — and almost back to rags — is an amazing American success story. It is also one long, strange trip. From college dropout to aspiring entrepreneurMyPillow is located...
  • Chinese robot dentist is first to fit implants in patient’s mouth without any human involvement

    09/24/2017 1:56:43 PM PDT · by plain talk · 5 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Sep 21, 2017 | Alice Yan
    Although there were human medical staff present during the operation, they did not play an active role while it was being carried out. The one-hour procedure took place in Xian, Shaanxi, on Saturday, according to Science and Technology Daily. The implants were fitted to within a margin of error of 0.2-0.3mm, reaching the required standard for this kind of operation, experts said. The technology was designed to overcome mainland China’s shortage of qualified dentists and frequent surgical errors.
  • Zonation on Kaepernick & the Flag

    09/24/2017 1:55:02 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman
    Zo Nation ^ | 9/24/17 | Alfonzo
    You Tube link - Great video by Zo Nation!
  • Steelers don’t take Trump’s bait, exercise right to not participate in anthem (Bradshaw disappoints)

    09/24/2017 1:51:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Sporting News ^ | September 24, 2017 | Mike DeCourcy
    The Pittsburgh Steelers’ sideline at Soldier Field was almost vacant, save for a few stray workers and four members of the coaching staff who stood at attention as the Star-Spangled Banner was sung in a deep bass by Lyric Opera of Chicago veteran Wilbur Pauley. The only Steelers player within range of his voice was offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva, a West Point graduate and former Army Ranger who stood just outside the tunnel to the locker room, near the corner of the end zone. The rest of the Steelers chose a unique protest in response to Donald Trump’s unprovoked verbal...
  • Even the national anthem singer is kneeling

    09/24/2017 1:50:13 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 24, 2017 | David K. Li
    Local singer Rico Lavelle belted out “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the Detroit Lions’ home game against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field on Sunday, then paused for a moment between the final words “home of the” and “brave.” In that second, he dropped to his right knee and raised his left hand in a fist — reminiscent of the defiant black-power salute of US Olympic track stars John Carlos and Tommie Smith at the 1968 Games to protest racism. After belting out the final note, Lavelle lowered his lead and lifted his right hand — with the microphone — in...
  • Airplanes passing overhead way up high in the sky. Where is that plane going?

    09/24/2017 1:44:13 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 21 replies
    Perfect day here in Connecticut. Just sitting on my back deck and not watching NFL football. Bonus summer day even though it's officially Autumn now. Yesterday I had gone to the Big E fair in Springfield, MA and ate pounds and pounds of deep-fried things that I never should have eaten. But at least I washed it all down with beer and cider. Mowed some lawn which is surprisingly still lush and green for this time of year. Some leaves are falling but not many. But what I did mostly was look up at the deep blue skies where I...
  • NASCAR owners say they wouldn’t tolerate national anthem protests at races

    09/24/2017 1:34:52 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 24th September 2017 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Several NASCAR team owners said Sunday they would not condone racers protesting during the national anthem, amid protests by sports players at football and baseball games. There were no protests reported during “The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in New Hampshire, according to The Associated Press. Former NASCAR champion Richard Petty told the AP that any member of his team would be fired if they chose to protest the national anthem. Petty now owns Richard Petty Motorsports. “Anybody that don’t stand up for the anthem oughta be out of the country. Period. What got ’em where...
  • Athletes Protesting the Anthem are Hypocrites or Worse

    09/24/2017 1:33:24 PM PDT · by davikkm · 4 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    All of these NFL players and now MLB players who are protesting the symbols and institutions of the United States are at best hypocrites and at worst liars. They have every right to protest any perceived insult or unfairness that they think exists, and I have the right to call the liars and hypocrites for it…It is after all my opinion…and it appears that opinion is all that counts nowadays. If you’re wondering why I use the specific term hypocrite or liar, let me explain. They say they are protesting because of injustice, institutionalized racism and inequality. But let’s look...

    09/24/2017 1:22:55 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/24/17 | BurgerVanStreamz
    This is a livestream of Milo Yiannopolous marching in Berkeley. The streamer is switching on a regular basis to different streams at the event.
  • Vanity: NFL stadiums and their crowds

    09/24/2017 1:19:19 PM PDT · by Dominic01 · 29 replies
    Sunday, September 24, 2017 | Me
    These NFL shove-in-your-face protests are getting out of hand and quite childish just to prove their point. Personally, I think most NFL players are doing this just because it's "cool" and a photo-op, ooh how trendy. Just when you think it couldn't get worse, along comes Terry Bradshaw shoving his opinion on the matter in support of their protest, and that's the straw that broke the camel's back for me to watch NFL anymore. I thought the point of NFL commentators wasn't to express their own political beliefs! It must be nice knowing NFL players and sports commentators get paid...
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 9/24 7-11pm est

    09/24/2017 1:18:20 PM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    WAMU ^ | 9/24/17 | Freak SJW Murray Horwitz
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread:
  • A HUNDRED NFL stars kneel during anthem in defiance of Trump [tr]

    09/24/2017 1:11:21 PM PDT · by C19fan · 78 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 24, 2017 | Emily Crane
    NFL players have defiantly reacted to President Donald Trump's criticism, with at least 100 players kneeling, sitting linking arms, giving black power salutes and not even showing up for the national anthem out of protest.
  • Trump is right, Newsweek. Socialism doesn't work

    09/24/2017 1:06:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Fox ^ | September 24, 2017 | Larry Alex Taunton
    On Tuesday, President Trump addressed the United Nations and, shocking to no one savelLeft-of-center news agencies, he expressed his strong belief in his own economic policies; in America—its people, way of life, and the Constitution which governs it; and in business enterprise as a path to freedom and prosperity. Trump’s speech, optimistic and pro-American as it was, falls in the mainstream of American presidential tradition. Indeed, it is the stuff of a Truman or a Reagan. But you’d never know it from how it was reported. The Guardian called it “a blunt, fearful rant.” That is a more apt description...
  • Tennessee church shooting leaves 1 dead, several wounded, officials say

    09/24/2017 1:06:36 PM PDT · by topher · 25 replies ^ | 24-Sept-2017
    Authorities said one woman was killed and seven others were wounded after a 26-year-old African-American man wearing a ski mask opened fire at a Tennessee church Sunday. The gunman, who officials said shot himself and was taken to a hospital, opened fire at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, southeast of Nashville, just after 11 a.m. and fired “multiple rounds,” police said in a news conference. The Nashville Fire Department called the incident “a mass casualty situation.” A church usher confronted the gunman at one point and was pistol-whipped, causing "significant injury around his head." He told police he...
  • Twin Peaks expenses mounting

    09/24/2017 1:05:16 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 11 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 9/23/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    As the first case involving the May 2015 Twin Peaks shootout appears heading to trial, McLennan County officials continue to plan for the potential astronomical costs related to the one-of-a-kind legal proceedings. Houston attorney Casie Gotro, who represents biker Jacob Carrizal, has announced she is representing the Bandidos Dallas chapter president for free. So that will save the county money, along with other bikers who have hired their own attorneys instead of relying on county-funded, court-appointed attorneys. About 70 of the 154 indicted bikers have court-appointed attorneys, but the majority of those attorneys haven’t sent bills to the county yet,...
  • Clinton calls out Trump administration's response to Puerto Rico devastation

    09/24/2017 1:05:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | September 24, 2017 | Sophie Tatum
    Hillary Clinton called out the Trump administration Sunday for its response to the devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. "President Trump, Sec. Mattis, and DOD should send the Navy, including the USNS Comfort, to Puerto Rico now. These are American citizens," Clinton said in a Sunday morning tweet, referring to the Department of Defense, Secretary James Mattis and a US Navy ship that serves as a medical facility....
  • Police Shooting in Huntington Beach THE FULL VIDEO

    09/24/2017 1:03:10 PM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/23/2017 | Dwayne Tarver
    Warning - this is a graphic video. It shows the full story!
  • WOW wing bar in Chalmette won't show Saints-Panthers game after 'disrespectful' player protest

    09/24/2017 1:01:12 PM PDT · by abb · 38 replies
    The (Baton Rouge, LA) Advocate ^ | September 24, 2017 | Staff
    WOW Cafe & Wingery of St. Bernard in Chalmette took to Facebook on Sunday afternoon to say it won't televise the Saints vs. Panthers game after a group of players participated in a protest during the national anthem. "I apologize to all of our guests but we will not be viewing the Saints game today in house," the post reads. "Some of our local players chose to sit during the National Anthem, which will not be supported or praised at WOW. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you." Lindsey Manasco, a 31-year-old manager, waitress and bartender...
  • President Donald J. Trump Proclaims September 24, 2017, as Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day

    09/24/2017 1:01:04 PM PDT · by delchiante ^ | 9/23/2017 | Office of the Press Secretary
    GOLD STAR MOTHER'S AND FAMILY'S DAY, 2017 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As we solemnly observe Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day, we honor and extend our deepest gratitude to the families of military service members who gave their last full measure of devotion to our country. Gold Star families have paid the ultimate price for our Nation's freedom with the life of their loved ones. Our grateful Nation grieves with them in their loss, but also shares their pride in the selfless service of their sons...
  • Nancy Brinker: America needs more ambassadors and we need them now

    09/24/2017 12:54:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | September 24, 2017 | Amb. Nancy Brinker
    America stands in the midst of great challenges at home and threats from abroad. If we fail in our duty to sustain and foster stronger ties between nations, then we run the risk of fracturing centuries-old alliances that have served to keep our people safe and prosperous. The president of the United States – in addition to his duties as commander-in-chief, healer-in-chief and chief executive – is also our chief diplomat. In this capacity, he is granted the constitutional responsibility of appointing ambassadors to serve as our top representatives on the ground in nearly 200 nations across the globe. Our...