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  • 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 · 23 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...
  • 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...
  • Robotic Security Forces On Patrol In NYC Prompt Privacy Concerns For Some

    10/17/2018 12:16:09 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 29 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.
  • Senate Update: Democrats’ Prospects Worsen In Nevada And Arizona

    10/17/2018 11:02:45 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 33 replies ^ | 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...
  • "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...
  • The Conners ratings are a lot lower than Roseanne premiere

    10/17/2018 8:20:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | October 17, 2018 | James Hibberd
    ABC’s Roseanne-without-Roseanne spin-off The Conners couldn’t come anywhere close to the blockbuster premiere rating of its predecessor, yet still had a strong number that led Tuesday night in the ratings. The debut airing delivered 10.5 million viewers and a 2.3 rating among adults 18-49. That’s down 55 percent from the premiere of Roseanne last spring, but was very much on par with Roseanne‘s finale and even managed to edge out NBC’s This Is Us for the night. When Roseanne returned on ABC earlier this year, the first episode delivered a staggering 18.2 million viewers and a 5.1 rating among adults...
  • Police: Brawl Involving Up To 200 Students Erupts Outside McDonald’s In Hunting Park [Phila] [ed]

    10/17/2018 7:42:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    CBS Philadelphia ^ | October 16, 2018 | Staff
    Over a dozen juveniles were arrested and cited after police say a large brawl involving up to 200 school students erupted outside of a McDonald’s in the Hunting Park section of Philadelphia. Police say they were called for a report of a large fight on Broad Street and Hunting Park Avenue around 3:40 p.m. Police say when they arrived it “immediately deteriorated into a riotous condition” with roughly 150 to 200 students fighting and instigating.
  • Alec Baldwin’s New Trump Bashing Suffers Embarrassing Ratings After Opening Night

    10/17/2018 6:05:11 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 19 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 10/16/18 | BEN MARQUIS
    In what can only be described as an attempt to cash in on the renewed fame his terrible Trump impersonation brought him, Baldwin was granted a TV talk show by ABC that finally premiered on Sunday night. But there may now be some ABC executives who are regretting that decision this week. Fox News reported that, according to Nielsen ratings, “The Alec Baldwin Show” was the lowest rated program among all demographics and broadcast networks on Sunday night.
  • RNC posts $56 million quarter as donations boom ahead of midterms

    10/17/2018 5:26:33 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    MSN / Politico ^ | October 17, 2018
    The Republican National Committee raised $56 million in the third quarter of the year, including $26.2 million in September—a record amount for one month in a non-presidential election year—according to new figures provided to POLITICO. The haul brings the RNC’s total to $269.9 million so far this cycle. The Democratic National Committee has yet to release its third quarter numbers, but has lagged behind its GOP counterpart all year. The Democratic committee raised about $116 from the start of the year through the previous quarter, according to its last fundraising report, and had around $8 million in the bank at...
  • Twitter has permanently banned @GayPatriot — and here’s their explanation

    10/16/2018 1:44:40 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 1 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 16, 2018 | Sarah D.
    Need evidence that Twitter’s priorities are severely out of whack? Look no further than what they’ve done to @GayPatriot. After suspending him for a tweet referring to Chelsea Manning as Bradley Manning and a traitor, and again for no clear reason, Twitter has axed Bruce Carroll’s @GayPatriot account permanently: Amelia ✔ @AmeliaHammy Update on @gaypatriot’s suspension. He’s now permanently banned for being “hateful.” Here’s a screenshot of the email he received informing him of that fact.

    10/16/2018 12:48:33 PM PDT · by gasport · 13 replies
    The Florida Squeeze ^ | Oct 16, 2018 | David Trotter
    Yesterday, we decided to not publish any results from the Florida Vote Projection Model because only 7,000 new votes were submitted by mail, making only minimal change in the model. However, with a haul of over 100,000 votes being submitted yesterday, we are starting the see a shift, ever so slightly, toward the Democrats. However, even with the shift, the Republicans still have the upper hand right now with ballots that have already been submitted. Summary: Overall turnout in the state is now at 3.41%. Republican turnout is at 4.38%, while Democratic turnout is at 3.34%. NPA/Other turnout is at...
  • Muslim preacher who runs Britain's biggest sharia court denies raping two Dutch women in UK [tr]

    10/16/2018 10:46:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 16, 2018 | Richard Spillett
    A Muslim cleric who has worked towards opening sharia law courts in the UK has been questioned over historic rape claims. Faiz-ul-Aqtab Siddiqi, 51, voluntarily spoke to officers looking into claims two Dutch women were sexually abused when they were children in the 1990s. The women went to West Midlands Police over allegations they were attacked while staying with the sheikh's religious community in the UK, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported.
  • Outrageous new TV dating shows cut straight to chase

    10/16/2018 10:24:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    AFP ^ | October 15, 2018 | Staff
    Once upon a time in a more coy era people made an effort to get to know each other -- perhaps learning each other's names -- before hopping into bed together. But for the swipe-right generation raised on dating apps like Tinder that is so last century, television executives believe. A new dating show is helping time-pressed millennials save on the unnecessary preliminaries by cutting straight to the chase. "Making Love" has jaws dropping at MIPCOM, the world's biggest TV market in Cannes, by having contestants have sex first before deciding if they like each other.
  • Some couples in India are selling tourists admission to their weddings

    10/16/2018 10:00:17 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/15/2018 | Saheli Roy Choudhury
    -Indian weddings are known for their opulence, customs and traditions that are celebrated over several days — millions of couples get married in the country every year. -Two Australian travel bloggers paid around $200 for a two-day invitation to attend an Indian wedding through a start-up called Join My Wedding. -Wedding tourism is an up and coming trend in the tourism industry, according to one expert. Published 18 Hours Ago Updated 3 Hours Ago When Surabhi Chauhan, a Delhi-based fund manager, got married last November, roughly 400 guests attended her wedding. Two names on the guest list were people she...
  • It's time to end women's sports

    10/16/2018 9:01:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 16, 2018 | Selwyn Duke
    It's time to end women's sports – especially since they're not just "women's" sports anymore. A case in point is "Rachel" McKinnon, Ph.D., a man masquerading as a woman (MMW), or a "transgender," as the enlighteners say, who just won a women's masters cycling event. As The Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft (almost) put it, he "whooped them little girls." McKinnon isn't alone, as many MMW have won women's sporting events during the last decade. To name just a few, a 55-year-old MMW won a women's long-drive competition (golf) in 2008. Last year, a 39-year-old MMW won a women's weightlifting event....
  • Nikki Haley blasts China, calls government 'straight out of George Orwell'

    10/16/2018 6:00:01 AM PDT · by LoicW · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/15/18 | Lucas Tomlinson
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused China of persecuting religious and ethnic minorities on a massive scale Monday in her first public remarks since announcing she would leave office last week. "It is the largest internment of civilians in the world today," Haley said in keynote remarks at the Chiefs of Defense Conference Dinner in Washington. "It may be the largest since World War II." The former South Carolina governor was particularly critical of Beijing's crackdown on Uighur and other Muslim minorities in China's northwest, which she described as being "straight out of George Orwell."
  • 'Creepy Porn Lawyer Alert': Tucker Reacts to Judge Tossing Avenatti-Trump Suit

    10/16/2018 2:52:09 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/15/18 | Tucker Carlson
    Tucker Carlson said Monday that attorney Michael Avenatti -- whom he dubbed "the Creepy Porn Lawyer" -- may have to pay President Donald Trump's attorneys' fees after a lawsuit brought by client Stormy Daniels was tossed out by a federal judge. Judge S. James Otero, a George W. Bush appointee in California, issued the ruling Monday regarding the porn actress' claim Trump defamed her by suggesting in a tweet that she lied about efforts to suppress talk of their alleged tryst.
  • Joe Rogan Experience #1184 - Roseanne Barr

    10/15/2018 8:58:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | Streamed live on Oct 11, 2018 | interviewed by Joe Rogan
  • Public Schools: the Three Big Problems that We Must Fix

    10/15/2018 7:34:39 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 22 replies
    Republic Standard ^ | May 1, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Summary: One thing our public schools do well is undermine real education.... K-12 education is a big swirl of unnecessary problems and impasses. Millions of children are damaged by what seem to be ideological decisions. Our self-appointed experts, which I call the Education Establishment, appear unable to improve the schools. Worse, they don't seem to want to. Let’s identify the three main problems as the first step toward fixing them: First, our schools seem to become dumber by the year and probably by the month. Government statistics say that the majority of our students, in both fourth grade and eighth...
  • Hick and Kasich take their bromance to CNN to introduced their bipartisan model (trunc)

    10/15/2018 6:25:54 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 30 replies
    Denverite ^ | 12 Oct, 2018 | Esteban L. Hernandez
    Full Title: Hick and Kasich take their bromance to CNN to introduced their bipartisan model to working stuff out Gov. John Hickenlooper joined BFF and Ohio Gov. John Kasich on a CNN segment released Friday to discuss why the two have decided to join forces to show Democrats and Republicans can be friends. Speaking to CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour, Kasich, a Republican, claims the two are just “hanging out,” which he said is what happens when you “click with somebody.” And again, this is CNN, not an anonymous People magazine item about celebrities “stepping out.” He downplayed the potential for...