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  • Obama:My Netflix Projects Will Help ‘Train the Next Generation of Leaders and Heal Our Divide

    05/24/2018 2:30:49 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/24/18 | Warner huston
    Barack Obama is speaking out about how he wants to use the film projects he develops with Netflix to heal the political divide and tell America’s stories. Earlier this week, Netflix announced it is partnering with Barack and Michelle Obama to develop original content for the video streaming giant. Initially, no real details were released — including the actual price tag of the contract. But three days later Obama has filled in some of the blanks about his plans, Business Insider reported. Speaking at a Las Vegas tech conference hosted by cybersecurity company Okta, Obama waxed poetic about the “stories”...
  • Navy Seals Allegedly Left Behind a Man in Afghanistan. Did They Try To Block His Medal of Honor?

    05/24/2018 2:24:36 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies ^ | May 5, 2018 | Sean Naylor
    As the pre-dawn twilight crept over an Afghan mountainside, an Air Force commando named Jay huddled in the snow, listening to a distressed voice crackle over his radio, then fade away. Moments later, he says, the voice came again, breaking through the static in little more than an anguished whisper: “This is Mako Three Zero Charlie.... This is Mako Three Zero Charlie….” The same six words, over and over, each time dissipating before Jay could hear anything else. Jay was part of an elite reconnaissance team operating behind enemy lines, and he immediately recognized the call sign and voice. They...
  • No amount of alcohol, sausage or bacon is safe according to cancer experts

    05/24/2018 12:16:38 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 158 replies
    Mirror ^ | 24 MAY 18 | Martin Bagot
    No amount of alcohol, sausage or bacon is safe according to a new global blueprint on how to beat cancer. Even small amounts of processed meats and booze increase the risk of a host of cancers outlined in World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) guidelines updated every decade. The respected global authority has unveiled a 10-point plan to cut your risk of getting cancer by up to 40%. Brits have been told to banish favourites such as ham, burgers and hot dogs from their diets by experts who say they are a direct cause of bowel cancer. Processed meats also cause...
  • George Zimmerman tells court he's $2.5 million in debt

    05/24/2018 11:44:00 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 14 replies
    MSN/AP ^ | 05/24/2018
    <p>SANFORD, Fla. — The ex-neighborhood watch volunteer who killed a black teen in Florida in 2012 says he's $2.5 million in debt and has no income.</p> <p>George Zimmerman filed paperwork detailing his financial state as he fights a misdemeanor stalking charge.</p>
  • Ending taxpayer-funded kitty cruelty

    05/24/2018 9:45:44 AM PDT · by TBP · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) breeds 100 kittens per year so they can be fed toxoplasma-infected raw meat, and scientists can collect parasites from their feces to use in experiments. The kittens, only 3 months old, are then killed and incinerated. Keep in mind, after the USDA has collected the parasites, the kittens are healthy and could easily be adopted out to the public. But that’s not how the USDA works. This program has been receiving tax money since 1970 — currently $650,000 a year — and has been based in Maryland since 1982. It’s much closer to home...
  • Woman says her Amazon device recorded private conversation, sent it out to random contact

    05/24/2018 9:03:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies ^ | 5/24/2018 | Gary Horcher
    A Portland family contacted Amazon to investigate after they say a private conversation in their home was recorded by Amazon's Alexa -- the voice-controlled smart speaker -- and that the recorded audio was sent to the phone of a random person in Seattle, who was in the family’s contact list. "My husband and I would joke and say I'd bet these devices are listening to what we're saying," said Danielle, who did not want us to use her last name. Every room in her family home was wired with the Amazon devices to control her home's heat, lights and security...
  • Beware the 'School Is More Dangerous Than the Military' Talking Points

    05/24/2018 7:07:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 5/24/2018 | Tim Graham explored the popular liberal talking point that (to quote the front of the New York Daily News) “more students or teachers killed by guns in U.S. schools than active-duty military deaths in 2018.” That statistic is true if you only count deaths in combat, and false if you include accidental deaths. Whoopi Goldberg threw out the point on The View on Monday: "After Friday's high school shooting in Texas, more American students have died from gun violence in 2018 than U.S. soldiers in combat." Snopes relied in part on a Philip Bump piece at The Washington Post (independent of...
  • Pollster to Dem Candidates: Focus on Mueller Indictments

    05/24/2018 5:21:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 05/24/2018 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    With the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference now in its second year, Democratic pollsters are offering the party a way to hone a persuasive counterargument to President Trump's revved up rhetoric against Robert Mueller: talk less about the 2016 election and more about indictments handed down thus far. A new survey by Navigator Research, a group of top Democratic strategists and public opinion experts, finds that while 97 percent of Americans have heard about the Mueller probe, nearly 60 percent don't believe it has uncovered any crimes. The ongoing investigation has so far resulted in two dozen indictments,...
  • Man accused of stabbing pregnant girlfriend, killing unborn baby

    05/23/2018 9:04:33 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2018 | Larry Celona, Stephanie Pagones, Sarah Trefethen and Kevin Fasick
    A Bronx man who suspected his pregnant fiancee of cheating on him repeatedly stabbed her, killing her unborn child — then fled with her cell phone so she couldn’t call for help, cops and sources said Tuesday. Oscar Alvarez snapped during an argument with Army vet bride-to-be Liv Abreu at their apartment on Walton Avenue near East 165th Street around midnight, grabbing a knife and plunging it into her six times, cops said. As the 26-weeks-pregnant Abreu lay bleeding in the fourth-floor apartment, Alvarez then spent about an hour cleaning himself up before running off with her cell phone and...
  • Tom Steyer’s Wife Resigns To Protest Fossil Fuels One Day Before Term Was Over Anyway

    05/23/2018 9:08:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 5/23/2018 | Jason Hopkins
    Kat Taylor — the wife of billionaire environmentalist and political activist Tom Steyer — protested Harvard University’s fossil fuel investments by resigning from the Harvard Board of Overseers one day before her six-year term was due to expire. Taylor had enough of Harvard University’s fossil fuel investments. She stepped down from her position as a member of the Harvard Board of Overseers on Tuesday. In her resignation letter, Taylor decried the school’s “failure” to “adopt ethical commitments,” according to the Harvard Crimson.
  • Vox: Record Low U.S. Birthrate Is ‘Sign of Progress’

    05/23/2018 8:53:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/23/2018 | Thomas D Williams PHD
    The U.S. birthrate hit a historic low in 2017, well below replacement levels, a phenomenon that Vox is touting as “a sign of progress.” According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, the general fertility rate for women between the ages of 15 and 44 in 2017 was 60.2 births per 1,000 women, the lowest recorded level since government records began over a century ago. The total fertility rate (TFR) in the United States last year, which indicates the average number of births per woman in her lifetime, dropped to...
  • SPLC: Calling MS-13 murderers, rapists ‘animals’ is ‘racist’ and ‘dehumanizing’

    05/23/2018 5:44:33 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 47 replies ^ | May 23, 2018 | Joe Newby
    On Monday the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) decided to cozy up to the murderers and rapists of the violent MS-13 gang, telling the White House in a tweet that it’s “racist” and “dehumanizing” for the administration to refer to them as “animals.” “It is unacceptable for such racist, dehumanizing language to now be repeated 10 times on the White House website in a document that speaks for America,” the group said in a tweet.
  • Virginia Secedes!

    05/23/2018 2:28:39 AM PDT · by central_va · 26 replies
    Encyclopedia Virginia ^ | May 23 1861 | Nelson D. Lankford
    The Virginia Convention of 1861, also known later as the Secession Convention, convened on February 13, 1861, on the eve of the American Civil War (1861–1865), to consider whether Virginia should secede from the United States. Its 152 delegates, a majority of whom were Unionist, had been elected at the behest of the Virginia General Assembly, which also directed that their decision be ratified by a statewide referendum. Several states in the Deep South, beginning with South Carolina, had already left the Union in response to the election in November 1860 of Abraham Lincoln as United States president. Virginia, however,...
  • Chuck Schumer livid over move to exclude Democrats from document viewing

    05/22/2018 6:35:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 57 replies ^ | may 22, 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer fumed Tuesday over the Trump administration's "outrageous" decision to exclude Democrats from an upcoming meeting in which Justice Department officials will give House Republicans documents related to the FBI's investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Republican lawmakers had been demanding DOJ release the classified documents for months. “The only thing more outrageous than this meeting occurring at all is the fact that it’s now partisan,” the New York Democrat said.
  • Sinkhole develops on White House lawn

    05/22/2018 1:36:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 5/22/2018 | Brett Samuels
    A sinkhole has developed on the White House’s North Lawn, reporters observed Tuesday. Voice of America’s Steve Herman and Breitbart’s Charlie Spiering shared photos on Twitter of the sinkhole, which is located just outside the entrance to the briefing room.
  • Sinkhole Appears on Whitehouse Lawn

    05/22/2018 1:12:41 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 22 2018 | Jacqueline Alemany
    ...The sinkhole, confirmed by groundskeepers, is just outside the office of White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley.
  • POLL DU JOUR (More Republicans Likely to Vote than Democrats)

    05/22/2018 10:54:11 AM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2018 | Jennifer Harper
    POLL DU JOUR • 48 percent of Americans say it is “very likely” they will vote in the 2018 midterm elections; 60 percent of Republicans, 43 percent of independents and 54 percent of Democrats agree. • 18 percent overall say it is “somewhat likely” they will vote; 19 percent of Republicans, 17 percent of independents and 20 percent of Democrats agree. • 15 percent overall say it is “not very likely” they will vote; 14 percent of Republicans, 17 percent of independents and 14 percent of Democrats agree. • 19 percent overall say it is “not at all likely” they...
  • What Do You Hear? Obama or Hillary? (vanity)

    05/22/2018 8:59:38 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 05/22/2018 | Me
    On the heals of the Laural/Yanni debate, audiologists have found another audio phenomena where some people hear Hillary, others obama and even some claim to hear both hillary & obama. Link to audio is available at youtube...What do you hear?
  • Seahawks Owner Gives $1 Million for More Washington State Gun Control

    05/22/2018 6:41:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    brietbart ^ | 05/22/2018 | Awr Hawkins
    Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers owner, Paul Allen, is pushing a Washington State gun control initiative in response to the May 18 Santa Fe High School shooting. The initiative, No. 1639, is called “Safe Schools, Safe Communities,” and it expands the gun controls placed on law-abiding citizens via the universal background check initiative that passed in 2014. Allen tweeted: Paul Allen ✔ @PaulGAllen 18h My statement on a gun safety initiative in my home state of Washington: Initiative 1639 is a reasonable and necessary measure that will improve the safety of our schools and our communities, which is why...
  • WH aides intentionally compose Trump tweets with grammatical mistakes: report

    05/21/2018 8:45:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/21/18 | Brett Samuels
    White House staffers who sometimes compose President Trump’s tweets intentionally include grammatical errors to mirror the president’s style, The Boston Globe reported Monday. The Globe, citing two people familiar with the process, reported that staffers will use hallmarks of Trump’s own manner of tweeting, such as unnecessarily capitalized words and fragmented sentences. Staff members reportedly do not intentionally misspell words or names. It is generally known that Trump does not write all of his own tweets. The Globe reported that when Trump isn’t tweeting about a topic himself, aides will provide the president with a few sample tweets they could...