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  • Would you let your son/grandson play football?

    10/17/2018 5:18:50 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 3 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | October 17, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    The ongoing debate in America is about how "violent" football is, and how it is causing paralyzation, depression, suicide, etc. Would you allow your son/grandson to play football?
  • Kristen Bell Is Worried Disney Princesses Are Teaching Her Kids Bad Lessons, and She Has a Point

    10/17/2018 5:06:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Pop Sugar ^ | October 17, 2018 | MURPHY MORONEY
    Although Kristen Bell absolutely loves reading to her kids before bed, she admits she's sometimes skeptical about the "lessons" her girls — 3-year-old Delta and 5-year-old Lincoln — are learning from Disney princesses. "[Story time is] truly my favorite part of the day," Kristen told Parents. "I glance away from the book and see their brains working while we're all cuddled up like meerkats." The 38-year-old actress says that despite playing Anna in Frozen, she has reservations about some of the messages in the older princess stories. This is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the...
  • ‘Holy hell’! Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign ad disaster has reportedly taken a dangerous turn

    10/17/2018 4:20:45 PM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 17, 2018 | Sarah D.
    As Twitchy told you last night, a group of women outed as sexual assault survivors (in some cases incorrectly) in a campaign ad for Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp are currently exploring legal action. With good reason. What Heitkamp’s campaign did isn’t just reckless and outrageous; it’s also potentially very dangerous. At least one woman outed in the ad is now reportedly fearing for her life:
  • ‘NYPD Blue’ Sequel With Andy Sipowicz’s Son Set At ABC (tr)

    10/17/2018 4:13:46 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 17, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    One of ABC’s signature dramas is staging a comeback. ABC has given a pilot production commitment to NYPD Blue, a new iteration of the iconic cop drama that will revolve around the son of Dennis Franz’s Detective Andy Sipowicz character from the original series. The reboot hails from NYPD Blue alums Matt Olmstead, Nick Wootton and Jesse Bochco. The pilot, a co-production between 20th Century Fox TV, which was behind the original series, and ABC Studios, is already casting its four main roles of NYPD cops, led by Theo. Unfortunately for all Andy Sipowitz fans, in the sequel his character...
  • Proof of Authoritarianism: Operation Choke Point Revisited

    10/17/2018 3:16:10 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 17 Oct, 2018 | Sarah Lee
    A lawsuit against federal banking regulators filed last Friday in Washington D.C. may appear at first blush to be a simple case of due process violation but, according to at least one legislator and a former ambassador, documents released in the case actually prove an Obama-era program, long thought to prevent some businesses disfavored by that administration from operating, was doing exactly that. The documents were released as part of the Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment in the lawsuit Advance America et al. v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. et al. in which three payday lenders allege that federal regulators were...
  • 'The worst show I've ever seen' — With Roseanne out of the picture, viewers hate 'The Conners'

    10/17/2018 2:08:04 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 81 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 17, 2018 | Arjuna Ramgopal
    Roseanne isn’t back, but The Conners are. The highly anticipated follow-up show premiered Tuesday night to lower-than-expected ratings but critical approval. Besides tuning in to find out how the show did away with Roseanne, what did viewers actually think about the show? The consensus? Not great. “This show should have stayed ‘cancelled,'” one viewer said succinctly. Another commenter was equally as blunt, stating; “Probably the worst show I’ve ever seen.”
  • Two Minnesota Republican Candidates Assaulted

    10/17/2018 12:42:39 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 8 replies
    https://www.nationalreview.com ^ | JACK CROWE October 17, 2018 11:22 AM
    Two Republican candidates for state office in Minnesota have been physically assaulted in recent days, leading prominent Republican lawmakers to caution their Democratic colleagues against employing inflammatory rhetoric. Republican state representative Sarah Anderson was punched in the arm last week after confronting a man who was destroying yard signs promoting Republican candidates. “It was just insane. He was charging at me, saying, ‘Why don’t you go kill yourself?'” Anderson told the Washington Free Beacon. “To have someone physically coming after you and attacking you is just disheartening.” Shane Mekeland, a first-time Republican candidate for the state legislature, suffered a concussion...
  • Robotic Security Forces On Patrol In NYC Prompt Privacy Concerns For Some

    10/17/2018 12:16:09 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 26 replies
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The security force of the future is already patrolling several neighborhoods in the Tri-State Area. The robotic protectors can see what you’re doing and even talk back to you, but the machines created by a New Yorker have prompted serious privacy concerns, CBS2’s Clark Fouraker reported Tuesday. One of the models, named “Rosie,” uses the same technology as a self-driving car to patrol the sidewalks at the Lefrak City Apartments in Queens.
  • Travel in the Land of Long Ago: The SS France of 1912

    10/17/2018 11:49:23 AM PDT · by NRx · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-17-2018 | iluvcamaros
    In April 1912 a beautiful four-funnel liner arrived in New York City at the completion of her maiden voyage. This was, obviously, not the RMS TITANIC. She was the proud new flagship of the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique -- the SS FRANCE. At approximately 24,000 tons with a service speed of 23.5 knots she was not a record breaker in size or speed. However, at this moment she was still the 4th largest and 3rd fastest liner in service. More importantly in the era of the "floating palaces" she was designed in the image of the most iconic palace in the...
  • Box Office: ‘Halloween’ to Carve Out Huge $65 Million-Plus Debut

    10/17/2018 11:25:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | October 16, 2018 | Rebecca Rubin
    “Halloween” should keep powering the domestic market as Universal’s R-rated slasher film eyes a massive opening in the $57 million to $65 million range. The studio is cautiously anticipating a $50 million bow, though some industry analysts think it could rocket past $70 million when it debuts in 3,928 theaters. “Halloween” is also releasing in 21 international territories this weekend. Even the lower part of that range would easily shatter records for the best launch in the “Halloween” franchise. The 2007 reboot holds that distinction now with $26 million. “Halloween” also looks to notch one of the best starts for...
  • Senate Update: Democrats’ Prospects Worsen In Nevada And Arizona

    10/17/2018 11:02:45 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 33 replies
    538.com ^ | October 17, 2018
    If you’ve been following our Senate model for a while now — you should, everyone’s doing it — then you may have noticed a trend of late: Democrats’ chances of winning the chamber have been diminishing. (We’ve written about it a bit.) Races in red states such as Texas and Tennessee seem to be pulling away from Democrats, perhaps in predictable partisan form. But Democrats have problems elsewhere too: The races in Arizona and Nevada — a couple of contests that were once supposed to be easier seat pickups for Democrats — have tightened. In both states, Democrats had been...
  • Outcry in Germany over homage to Nazi general [Rommel]

    10/17/2018 10:54:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 88 replies
    AFP ^ | October 17, 2018 | Staff
    A senior official at Germany's defence ministry has sparked an uproar with a tweet commemorating the death of Erwin Rommel, a favourite general of Adolf Hitler who was later involved in a plot to kill the Führer. "Erwin Rommel, who was forced to commit suicide by the Nazis, died 74 years ago today," wrote Peter Tauber, a former close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, on Twitter.
  • "Russian Palestine" - Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks to Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society

    10/17/2018 10:42:06 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    The Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society has always pursued noble goals and sought to strengthen Russia’s position in the Middle East. June 3, 2017 will mark 135 years since this ancient society was founded. Question: What do you think of its current activities, including its friendly ties with Middle Eastern people, its contribution to cultural, historical and spiritual heritage, and mainly the phenomenon of “Russian Palestine”? Lavrov: This society was designed to promote friendly relations with the people of the region, particularly to create favourable conditions for pilgrims. However, it didn’t just seek to make it possible for Russian people to...
  • White woman who confronted her black neighbor at St. Louis condo building defends herself

    10/17/2018 10:38:26 AM PDT · by dennisw · 118 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 17 October 2018 | By Emily Crane
    White woman who confronted her black neighbor at St. Louis condo building defends herself against accusations of racism and says she was just concerned for her safety Hilary Brooke Thornton, 32, was filmed blocking D'Arreion Toles, 24, from entering the St. Louis loft building where they live Thornton was fired from her job as a luxury realtor after the footage went viral Toles said he was coming home from work on Friday night when the confrontation took place Thornton, who was holding her dog on a leash, demanded to know what apartment he lived in She has since denied that...
  • Twitter: Ted Cruz Harassed by Leftists at Airport

    10/17/2018 9:59:01 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    WATCH: Sen. @tedcruz is heckled at an airport by an angry woman. He thanks the woman for expressing her First Amendment rights and responds, “God bless you, ma’am
  • France Caught Dumping Migrants In Italian Woods, Matteo Salvini Says

    10/17/2018 9:48:05 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 8 replies
    NN ^ | 2018-10-16 21:00 | Riva Mendoza
    The Italian anti-immigration leader Matteo Salvini has slammed the French President Emmanuel Macron calling him an "international embarrassment” after French officials where caught dumping migrants in an Italian forest.
  • Roasted Pig Head Sniffed Out By Customs Beagle At Airport

    10/17/2018 9:09:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    cbs2la ^ | October 17, 2018 at 7:02 am
    Hardy is a highly-trained U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Detector dog and he sniffed out the roasted pig’s head in the luggage of a passenger traveling from Ecuador at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Oct. 11. [P]ork and pork products from other continents are not allowed into the United States in an effort to avoid introducing foot and mouth disease, classical swine fever and other animal diseases. CBP Area Port Director Carey Davis hailed Hardy’s work as illustrating “the tremendous expertise of our four-legged K-9 partners in protecting the United States.” Hardy has worked at Atlanta’s airport since 2015,...
  • A 16th-Century Guide to Pooping at King Henry VIII's Hampton Court Palace

    10/17/2018 9:04:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | October 9, 2018 | Lucas Reilly
    In King Henry VIII’s pleasure palace, Hampton Court, there was no escaping class—not even in the loo. The King, of course, had a luxurious place to squat. According to the Hampton Court Palace website, he and other royals sat atop a padded chair "covered in sheepskin, black velvet, and ribbons" lofted above a pewter chamber pot. This toilet was private, located in a so-called "stool room" that was attended to by a high-ranking courtier known as the Groom of the Stool. It was a privileged, well-respected gig to handle the monarch's waste. (Apparently the groom would even take notes on...
  • Who is today’s “Bull Connor”?

    10/17/2018 8:49:44 AM PDT · by MosesKnows · 16 replies
    Oct 17, 2018 | MosesKnows
    Who is today’s “Bull Connor”? While I was reading about another of De Niro’s hate filled tantrums I recalled other hateful incidents in history that left several people publically disgraced. Examples that come to my mind are Meathead, Alec Baldwin, Bull Connor, Governor Wallace, and Governor Orval Faubus?
  • Howie Carr's Masterpiece Theater

    10/17/2018 8:37:03 AM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 12 replies
    WRKO ^ | 10/16/2018 | Howie Carr, Grace Curley
    Grace gives the performance of her life as she does a dramatic reading of Liz Warren’s tweets.