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  • Bar accused of having 'racist' dress code: 'Steer clear of this place'

    01/16/2019 8:04:16 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | January 16, 2019 | Kerry Justich
    A new bar in Jersey City, N.J., is already racking up a bad reputation — for displaying a dress code that was interpreted as “racist.” The Ashford is a highly anticipated addition to the up-and-coming area, but its debut seems to have fallen flat during the first week, based on some reviews. And although a number of people have posted some semi-flattering comments about the food and interior of the speakeasy-style eatery, others couldn’t get past a sign that was posted outside its front door. “Confused with the dress code,” a Yelp reviewer named Sam K. wrote. “My blonde female...
  • Britain's Secret Brexit Weapon: The Royal Family

    01/16/2019 7:52:43 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | July 2017 | Kate Maltby
    It is 2017. Man has walked on the moon; scientific ingenuity has eradicated smallpox, split the atom and processed the bit. Yet my home country -- the United Kingdom -- still has a royal family. Hereditary rank, hereditary political power and privilege -- the United States abolished these in 1776. Many in Britain would like to do the same: The annual conference of Republic, an anti-monarchy movement, convened in Newcastle-upon-Tyne this weekend. But as political insecurity rattles both Britain and the United States, the British monarchy has rarely been so popular at home. The British royal family looks like the...
  • Wall Report: Border Rancher Finds Prayer Rugs!

    01/16/2019 7:53:14 PM PST · by rebuildus · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/16/19 | Patrick Rooney
    Wall Report: Border Rancher Finds Prayer Rugs! A border rancher reported seeing prayer rugs in a building on her property used by illegal aliens! Report of numerous illegal crossings by non-Mexicans or Central Americans... ISIS cells found... Also the latest on the border funding showdown, and GoFundMe campaign "We Build The Wall." Border Rancher: We've Found Prayer Rugs Out Here. It's Unreal! https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/ne... Border Region Exposed Years Ago for ISIS Cells Finally Gets Fence https://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/20... Nancy Pelosi Suggests to Trump that State of the Union Be Delayed https://variety.com/2019/politics/new... President Trump's Favorite Approval Rating Poll Just Gave Him His Lowest Mark...
  • As Being Simply ‘Born a Citizen’ of United States Sufficient Citizenship Status to be President?

    01/16/2019 7:05:55 PM PST · by CDR Kerchner · 64 replies
    CDR Kerchner (Ret) Blog ^ | 16 Jan 2019 | CDR Kerchner (Ret)
    A Lesson from History. Is Being a ‘Born Citizen’ (aka Born a Citizen) of the United States Sufficient Citizenship Status to be President? The Founders and Framers Emphatically Decided No It Was Not! One needs to be a ‘natural born Citizen’. Adjectives mean something, especially in our Constitution!
  • Extremism Part 2

    01/16/2019 3:28:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Media Knegged Media channel ^ | 17/1/19 | Eleutheria5
    Further elaboration on the nature, evils, and workings of extremism in the modern world.
  • THE LEFTIST LIE OF BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP: 14th AMENDMENT!

    01/16/2019 3:20:23 PM PST · by Dick Bachert · 19 replies
    Self ^ | 1/16/2019 | Dick Bachert
  • Video shows people twerking on top of moving SUV on busy Interstate [Not FL]

    01/16/2019 12:33:50 PM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    www.wfla.com ^ | 01/16/2018 | Staff
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (WCMH) – Video from a Missouri freeway shows two people ‘twerking’ on top of a moving vehicle. It happened Monday during rush hour in St. Louis. Video shows two people dancing on top of a Suburban. Another person is halfway out a window recording everything. The woman who recorded the video told KSDK she did not call police, but hoped posting the video to social media would lead someone to recognize the people. Police call this kind of behavior a safety hazard. “They could fall off of the car and cause other drivers to wreck. It’s a...
  • De Blasio pitches plan to seize private property of problem landlords, opponents cry ‘communism’

    01/16/2019 11:22:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 15, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Liberal New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is rolling out a new plan that would potentially allow the city government to seize buildings of landlords who force tenants out -- a plan his opponents say amounts to “straight communism.” De Blasio, in his State of the City address on Thursday, announced he wants to take action against landlords who try to force tenants out by making the property unliveable -- and pulled out an executive order to create a Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants. He said that in the event the government intervenes, the buildings would then be controlled...
  • Who Is MacKenzie Bezos? A woman who was an integral part of Amazon's origin story

    01/16/2019 10:03:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/12/2019 | By Jonah Engel Bromwich and Alexandra Alter
    In her 25 years of marriage to Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie Bezos has been a loyal ambassador for Amazon, the company that made her and her husband the richest couple in the world. She was an integral part of its origin story, driving to Seattle in 1994 while Mr. Bezos sat in the passenger seat, working on the nascent company’s business plan. She was Amazon’s first accountant and was involved in its transformation from a small online bookseller to the e-commerce behemoth it is today, the second company in American history to be valued at over a trillion dollars. Ms. Bezos,...
  • What Happens if Ruth Bader Ginsburg Remains Too Sick to Work? (Spoiler alert Nothing)

    01/16/2019 9:49:37 AM PST · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    poltico ^ | January 16, 2019
    Nothing! History is full of Supreme Court justices who were incapacitated—or worse. That’s the price of life tenure, and it’s worth paying. (later in article) The history of cognitive decline on the high court teaches two lessons. First, there is a real risk of a substantial time lag between the onset of mental deterioration and a justice’s retirement. But second, and as important, this is a risk that can be contained. No justice—no matter how deranged—can do serious doctrinal damage without the acquiescence of at least half his colleagues. And when a justice is so utterly incapacitated that he is...
  • Meet Your New Boss: Buying Large Employers Will Enable China To Dominate U.S. Communities

    01/16/2019 7:53:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | Michael T. Snyder
    Are you ready for a future where China will employ millions of American workers and dominate thousands of small communities all over the United States? Such a future would be unimaginable to many Americans, but the truth is that it is already starting to happen. Chinese acquisition of U.S. businesses set a new all-time record last year, and it is on pace to absolutely shatter that record this year. Meanwhile, China is voraciously gobbling up real estate and is establishing economic beachheads all over America. If China continues to build economic power inside the United States, it will eventually become...
  • The top 12 climate change 'facts' debunked in 2018

    01/16/2019 7:04:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/16/2019 | Rick Moran
    You'd never know it from media coverage of the climate change issue, but over the past year, several "facts" about global warming have been debunked entirely or were radically altered. Almost all Democratic candidates who ran in the mid term elections tried to push climate change as a major issue. It didn't work, but time after time, Democrats repeated the same half truths and myths that have been used for years to push a radical gobal warming agenda.  The Global Warming Policy Forum, a London-based think tank, supports "open and skeptical" science and policy research, as well as a...
  • Hundreds of British men threaten to boycott Gillette over #MeToo-inspired advert [tr]

    01/16/2019 6:22:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2019 | Zoie O'Brien
    Hundreds of British men are threatening to boycott Gillette over a new advert which references bullying, the #MeToo movement and 'toxic masculinity' Social media was deluged with outraged males who vowed never to buy any more products from the firm after the commercial went viral. It shows a man talking over a woman in a boardroom, boys fighting and grown men ignoring them saying 'boys will be boys'. It later features men wolf whistling at women without being countered by their peers.
  • 28,000 Pounds of Discarded Banana Peels Will Be Put to Good Use After Disney Races

    01/16/2019 2:30:28 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Runners' World ^ | January 13, 2019 | Jacob Meschke
    It’s not just in Mario Kart—banana peels can be a real problem for many races around the country, not only causing hazards for runners and spectators, but leaving massive amounts of rotting waste behind for volunteers to clean up. Chiquita, the massive international fruit producer, is taking steps to change that. When the gun of the Walt Disney World 5K went off at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, it signaled the start of Chiquita’s new role as the official banana sponsor of the entire Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend, as well as other runDisney events throughout the year. The move...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) 60 Minutes Interview: Mr Spock finds her "HIGHLY ILLOGICAL"

    01/16/2019 1:47:04 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 16 replies
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  • French Police Deploy Rifles with Live Ammunition to Yellow Vest Protests

    01/15/2019 7:03:33 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Jan, 2019 | Chris Tomlinson
    French riot police (CRS) are alleged to have begun deploying assault rifles with live ammunition for the first time during the ninth weekend of protest in a row by the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) movement. French officers were caught on video brandishing what appeared to be Heckler & Koch G36 assault rifles on the streets of the French capital near the Arc de Triomphe on Saturday, the Daily Mail reports. Several users on Twitter posted other pictures of officers armed with rifles, with one user claiming he had counted at least a dozen armed officers at around 3 p.m. near...
  • Former East Bay gang member launches completely green company, hires ex-felons

    01/15/2019 6:55:26 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 16 replies
    KTVU ^ | 12/20/18 | By Rob Roth
    Vericool is a local company that is not only completely green, but it was founded by a former East Bay gang member who now hires ex-felons who are getting out of jail. Darrell Jobe launched the company in a factory in Livermore. There, workers make packing boxes and shipping containers, but they are also helping the environment. Half the people who work in the factory have been in jail or prison. When Kyil Parker got out of jail for dealing drugs, no one would hire him.
  • Are Democrats Testing a Future Strategy against Amy Coney Barrett?

    01/15/2019 5:00:29 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 11 Jan, 2019 | Alexandra DeSanctis
    One way to understand the Democratic opposition to the judicial nomination of Brian Buescher over his membership in the Catholic group the Knights of Columbus is as a test run in preventing their worst nightmare: the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Democratic senators Kamala Harris (Calif.) and Mazie Hirono (Hawaii) targeted Buescher during his confirmation hearing and in written questions late last year, suggesting that his Catholic beliefs would lead him to rule against abortion rights, as well as that his membership in the Knights could be enough to disqualify him from serving as a...
  • Migrant Border Crossing Movie 'American Dirt' in the Works From 'Blood Diamond' Writer

    01/15/2019 2:43:06 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 15, 2019 | Charles Leavitt
    Imperative Entertainment, the production banner behind the Clint Eastwood hit The Mule, has acquired the rights to American Dirt, the Mexican migrant drama novel by Jeanine Cummins. Charles Leavitt, the scribe who penned the Leonardo DiCaprio drama Blood Diamond, has been tapped to write the adaptation, which will be produced by Imperative’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas. Mixing ripped-from-the-homepage headlines with thriller elements, the story centers on a Mexican mother and son who are the sole survivors after cartel drug traffickers kill her husband and family. The pair undertake an arduous journey to America and safety, fleeing the cartel while...
  • Why Old-Fashioned, Over-the-Air TV Is Booming

    01/15/2019 2:40:05 PM PST · by Openurmind · 152 replies
    Fortune ^ | 1/15/19 | Aaron Pressman
    About one in seven American households is watching old-fashioned, over-the-air television broadcasts, an increasingly appealing choice for former cable customers who have “cut the cord” but still want to catch up with their local news and network stations. The new data from market research firm Nielsen shows that over-the-air viewing increased to 14% of all homes last year from 9% in 2010. At the same time, the percentage of households subscribing to cable or satellite TV peaked at 88% in 2010 and has since sunk to 79%, according to surveys by the Leichtman Research Group. Catching free over-the-air broadcasts simply...