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 A mob lynching of 4 black sharecroppers in 1946 is focus of court battle over grand jury secrecy

A mob lynching of 4 black sharecroppers in 1946 is focus of court battle over grand jury secrecy

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  2 comments  •  6 hours ago
By   The Associated Press ATLANTA — A historian's quest for the truth about a gruesome mob lynching of two black couples is prompting a U.S. appeals court to consider whether federal judges can order grand jury records unsealed in decades-old cases with historical significance. The young black sharecroppers were being driven along a rural road in the summer of 1946 when they were...
Oct 23 2:28am @1 It is important to understand that grand juries do not operate the same way as regular juries do. Before making a decision on how you feel about this, you might want to read this: The function of...
The (Fake) Trump Shooting Video

The (Fake) Trump Shooting Video

By: al Jizzerror  •  191 comments  •  an hour ago
Here's the video that was shown to a Republican gathering at Trump's Doral Miami resort (which is where the G-7 Summit will meet in 2020).  Donald Trump Jr. and Sarah Fuckabee Sanders were in attendance although they claimed they didn't see the video.  The President also claims he did not see the video.  Of course, you can't condemn a video that you claim you haven't seen. So check out...
Oct 22 1:14am @7.4.21 OK an honest mistake but seriously: No more meta. 
Oct 22 12:53am @7.4.18 OK guys enough meta. 
Oct 21 11:49pm @7.4.15 Hi Robin, I think Raven might be confused but we never had a full ignore function on the site. You can ignore a person per article by clicking on their avatar, and we are looking into a full...
Oct 19 12:23am @9.1 Well, I hope not like an AH but just being well you will be fine!
If your Seattle home uses heating oil, you’re going to be paying more

If your Seattle home uses heating oil, you’re going to be paying more

Via: It Is ME  •  81 comments  •  49 minutes ago
The tax of 24 cents per gallon will be collected starting Sept. 1, 2020, and the city expects it to raise $1.6 million in 2021. ------------------------------------------------- The mayor proposed the tax last month and the City Council voted unanimously to pass it last week, adding a provision that exempts non-petroleum based portions of biodiesel blends. Durkan linked...
Oct 22 1:48pm @4.8 In NYS, 49.3% of households, including mine, use oil. We are an old state, and there are many places that there are no gas lines. 
Caption This Photo

Caption This Photo

Via: JohnRussell  •  36 comments  •  20 hours ago
Oct 21 11:10pm @13
California is pushing back school start times. The move could sweep the nation — or backfire.

California is pushing back school start times. The move could sweep the nation — or backfire.

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  47 comments  •  13 hours ago
By   Erin Einhorn After gaining speed slowly over the last two decades, a movement to start the school day later for middle and high school students just got a massive boost from California. When Gov. Gavin Newsom last week   signed the nation’s first state law   mandating later school start times, which have been associated with a slew of health benefits for teens, he turned what...
Oct 21 11:01pm @8.1 LOL me too! I'm a nightbird and have always been. 
Oct 21 11:00pm @7.1.1 There are several school districts across the US that have adjusted their start time and it has been shown to be a huge success.  Read more here:...
Oct 21 1:44pm @6 You are all off topic. The topic is start times.
Oct 21 1:39pm @4.3 What are you talking about? I was a working teacher and my kids managed to get off to school with the later start times. 
Oct 21 1:37pm @2.1 Tacos, I agree about the homework load, too. Studies have shown it does not help students if there is too much of it. It should only be enough to reinforce what they learned in school. 
Oct 21 1:35pm @1.1.2 Roslyn did it without DST and it worked. 
Oct 21 1:14am @1 I found this article very interesting since this was my post master's thesis and I was a part of a team that implemented in my daughters' school district the change in our district's start time...
Evolution tells us we might be the only intelligent life in the universe

Evolution tells us we might be the only intelligent life in the universe

Via: Dignitatem Societatis  •  44 comments  •  4 hours ago
  Author: Nick Longrich - Senior Lecturer, Paleontology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Bath Article is authorized to be reproduced under Creative Commons license from source Are we alone in the universe? It comes down to whether intelligence is a probable outcome of natural selection, or an improbable fluke. By definition, probable events occur...
Oct 21 10:54pm @1.2.8 Given that we might all be at somewhat the same place, time and space are the enemies of us meeting.  And even on this planet, there were many different intelligent (to varying degrees) humanoids....
Erdogan’s Ambitions Go Beyond Syria. He Says He Wants Nuclear Weapons.

Erdogan’s Ambitions Go Beyond Syria. He Says He Wants Nuclear Weapons.

Via: Krishna  •  61 comments  •  yesterday
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey addressing legislators from his party this month in Ankara, Turkey. Credit Credit Burhan Ozbilici/Associated Press WASHINGTON — Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, wants more than control over a wide swath of Syria along his country’s border. He says he wants the Bomb. In the weeks leading up to his order to launch the...
Oct 21 2:08pm @2.2.38 Holy deflection and untrue.  I thought that Obama's international policy was sub par, too. I even wrote about it.  This is the worst part of trying to have a discussion here. The false...
Oct 21 12:20pm @2.2.12 Yup.
Oct 21 12:16pm @2.2.10 "..." Citation please. And did these communists help our cause? I'm pretty sure they did. You have to remember in the M/E, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. And Krish is right. Turkey has been...
Oct 21 12:12pm @2.2.7 You guys crack me up. Trump pulls back our troops as a go ahead to the Islamist Erdoğan who will now take land that is not his and commit genocide on both the Kurds and the Aysrian Christians, but...
Female Singers

Female Singers

By: JohnRussell  •  56 comments  •  23 hours ago
Oct 21 1:53pm @9
Video killed the radio star

Video killed the radio star

By: Ender  •  97 comments  •  2 days ago
We have had articles about favorite music, favorite songs, favorite artists. I don't know if we actually had one based on the visual video. Back in the day they were usually cheaply made and cheesy. Even if the music was really good. Sometimes the video did not even seem to match the song. I think the first video that was played on MTV was Video Killed The Radio Star. I think...
Oct 20 11:50pm @50.1 I love that one!
Oct 20 11:50pm @51 The first full length music video (over 3:30)
Oct 20 11:39pm @48.1.1 In a way they were. The point of going on American Bandstand or Top of the Pops was to promote the groups and their current musi, so I would have to agree with you. 
Oct 20 11:11pm @48 Factoid: It is believed that the first music video was Tony Bennett singing "Stranger in Paradise" which has been lost in time. Then most videos were used for promotion. The Moody Blues were one of...
Egypt uncovers 3,000-year-old mummies in the Valley of the Kings

Egypt uncovers 3,000-year-old mummies in the Valley of the Kings

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  45 comments  •  13 hours ago
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Oct 20 11:25pm @7.1.4 "..." LMAO. I can feel ya pain!  "..." Neither can I. It's funny. The whole reason I got into those guys was that they knew the right finish for every period. So you could watch them one time...
Oct 20 11:23pm @7.2.1 Yup!
Oct 20 9:49pm @7.1.2 I think that all members who are into this, should join your group and you might want to make the group open to attract new members. 
Oct 20 9:48pm @7.1.1 Thanks Jenn. I like to bring other stuff to the front page other than politics and I love the origin of man. I remember when TLC was that great station, too. I used to love to watch "The Furniture...
Oct 20 9:32pm @6.1.3 Red called me an ''old fart.'' I keep having to remind her that I'm more like an old fine wine.  Indeed you are.. she might be too, since she is a red. 
Oct 20 12:32pm @6.1 Don't do that prematurly! We like you alive much better. 
Oct 20 12:32pm @5.1 A very interesting POV. I think we stop thinking of them as people and thinking of them as artifacts. 
Oct 20 12:29pm @4.1 Paula, Ad blocker won't let you open a video?
Oct 20 12:28pm @3.1 Buzz, I am not sure why you can't open the videos. They are not YouTubes. It's network news. The article does talk about what the story is about.
Oct 20 12:24pm @2.1 Both videos were amazing in their own way. I'm glad you stuck around and watched the second video. 
Oct 20 1:30am @1 Just when you think that we have found out all the secrets of the past a find like this. What else is out there waiting to be found?
Boeing knew for 'some months' about the dangers of the 737 Max, officials said

Boeing knew for 'some months' about the dangers of the 737 Max, officials said

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  17 comments  •  2 days ago
Oct 20 10:24pm @5.1 But Fly, wouldn't this fly in the face of logic? The lawsuits are going to kill them if it is found out that they knew there were problems and still said the plane was safe. Or is this a case of...
Oct 19 2:32am @1 I'm not sure what Boeing had to gain by not taking this defect seriously unless they really didn't believe the simulators, although it didn't sound like that to me.  What do you think?
What is wrong with us.

What is wrong with us.

Via: Drakkonis  •  9 comments  •  4 days ago
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Students at a Wisconsin high school skipped class Friday and marched through the streets of the state capital to protest the firing of a black security guard who was terminated for repeating a racial slur while telling a student not to call him that word. Madison Police Department spokesman Joel DeSpain didn't immediately respond to an email seeking an estimate on...
Oct 19 2:40pm @4 So this is what happens when common sense goes out the window. Tell me what did the kid get for using this language? It sounds like nothing. So their zero-tolerance policy means nothing, since it...
One Child

One Child

By: Veronica  •  81 comments  •  17 hours ago Just a couple of things that I am thinking.....   To keep from terminating females stop letting the parents know what the fetus's gender is. Anyone else intrigued about Donald's dick?
Oct 18 3:17pm @8 :)
Oct 18 3:10pm @7.1.1 Veronica, A blog or your own group would stop those who you don't want to deal with. Just an idea. 
"Articles of Faith" on Creative Arts Thursday/Friday

"Articles of Faith" on Creative Arts Thursday/Friday

By: A. Macarthur  •  86 comments  •  3 days ago
© A. Mac/A.G.
Oct 18 12:10am @7 I have only just a minute, Only sixty seconds in it. Forced upon me, can’t refuse it. Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it. But it’s up to me to use it. I must suffer if I lose it....


Via: Krishna  •  26 comments  •  4 days ago
Kurdistan Flag ( Source ) Let every nation know,” vowed John Kennedy in his inaugural address, “that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” Donald Trump’s amendment of this brave statement – “every nation except the Kurds” – is obviously a disgrace, but lamenting his...
Oct 18 12:09am @4.1 The Kurds today are even more disjointed than the Jews were in the days of Theodor Herzl. Their rifts surfaced most tragically two years ago, when the Kurdish autonomy held an independence...
Oct 18 12:08am @4 THE FIRST thing Zionism struggled to do was to unite the Jews.The congress that launched the Zionist project was but the beginning of a Sisyphean effort that was fiercely opposed by most of the...
It's illegal to say "I want to kill the president"

It's illegal to say "I want to kill the president"

Via: Krishna  •  3 comments  •  5 days ago
As political tensions heat up, this is an important warning to those who can't control their tongues!
Oct 17 11:56pm @3 I am not sure for everywhere else, but it sure is on this site. 
In Response To Question About Raising Taxes, Elizabeth Warren Comes Out As A Gay Man

In Response To Question About Raising Taxes, Elizabeth Warren Comes Out As A Gay Man

Via: †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  •  78 comments  •  3 days ago
WESTERVILLE, OH—After presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren was pressed on her plan to raise taxes on the middle class, Warren boldly answered the question by coming out as a gay man. "I'm glad you asked," she said. "Actually, this question has encouraged me to address some other things about my life, and I'm now ready to come clean: I have loved and had romantic encounters with men...
Oct 17 11:53pm @1.1.33 "..."
Oct 17 11:37pm @1.1.32 "..." You do realize that means Trump, too?
Oct 17 9:29pm @1.1.26 "..." Hey, Trump sucked as a businessman, but we made him president. He only went bankrupt 6 times. Now at this point I have to say this. Why is it so easy to sling mud? It's not something I...
Oct 17 9:26pm @1.1.25 Drack, What if it was a better businessman, say like Bloomberg? Someone more ethical, sensible, moderate. Someone you might not agree with everything with, but where you know he isn't radical...
Antibiotics are losing their power against deadly infections. Can we fix the problem?

Antibiotics are losing their power against deadly infections. Can we fix the problem?

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  89 comments  •  6 days ago
By   David Freeman It's been almost a century since the   discovery of penicillin   kicked off the era of antibiotics. Over the decades, the germ-killing drugs have saved millions of lives by making it possible to eradicate tuberculosis, pneumonia and other bacterial infections that had been scourges for millennia. But a complex phenomenon known as   antibiotic resistance   is...
Oct 17 11:52am @2.1.7 Me too!
Oct 17 11:50am @1.1.27 Paula, I think it's important to let people know that there are many drugs that can cause SJS, including many anit depressants. You need to be informed about the possible side effects of the drugs...
Oct 11 12:43pm @4.2.1 I totally agree with you Sandy. Get your flu shot. Even if it's not quite on for this year's variation, it will diminish how badly you get the flu.
Oct 11 12:42pm @4.1.1 I agree with you trout. They actually did a study of farm children and found out that despite the level of bacteria they are exposed to, they have fewer allergies and less autoimmune diseases than...
Oct 11 12:36pm @4.3 All very true Mr. F. We can only hope for newer drugs and hope that doctors and people start to wake up to the truth that we over use these drugs
Oct 11 12:35pm @2.3 "..." You are 100% correct about that.
Oct 11 12:32pm @3.1 "..." Hence my quote from "War of the Worlds". For good or for bad, we no longer practice survival of the fittest, and that is why we also a war on allergies, autoimmune disease, etc. Antibiotics...
Oct 11 12:28pm @2.2.1 Not all diseases are curable. Most are manageable. There are zero cures for neurological diseases and autoimmune diseases. Until gene therapy is perfected, probably only meds will minimize the...
Oct 11 12:24pm @2.1.1 Wow that is amazing. You are not kidding about that. I have a min. $10 co pay on them.
Oct 11 12:23pm @1.1.2 GaJenn and Trout, When I was a kid, I had terrible ear infections. The doc gave me good old penicillin (well I am old) and when that stopped working they took out my tonsils and androids when I...
Oct 11 12:57am @1 "..." Apparently we losing our birthright by abuse of our own medicines. 
Netflix faces price pressure as subscriber growth slows

Netflix faces price pressure as subscriber growth slows

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  19 comments  •  6 days ago
By   Claire Atkinson In recent years, Netflix has been an unassailable story of growth with a business model and stock price its entertainment industry rivals could only dream of. But mounting competition from major tech, media and telecom companies, rising prices for top-tier talent and slowing subscriber gains have coalesced to put the streaming giant in a tough spot. “They’ll...
Oct 17 2:01am @1 I think Netflix was doing much better when it was doing more of its own material, which it now has a lot of competition on from other services.  What do you think?
US to send 3,000 additional troops to Saudi Arabia

US to send 3,000 additional troops to Saudi Arabia

Via: Krishna  •  118 comments  •  6 days ago
US army officers stand in front a US Patriot missile defence system - AFP The United States is to send an additional 3,000 troops to Saudi Arabia “to assure and enhance” the country’s security in the wake of the Aramco oil attacks, the Pentagon announced on Friday.  Mark Esper, the defence secretary, said the US was sending two more Patriot missile batteries, one THAAD...
Oct 16 11:21pm @13.1.8 That does sound logical. But there are very normal people who support Trump... I know them... At first, I thought how much damage could he do so I wasn't worried, but now I find him to be a cult of...
Oct 16 10:13pm @13.1.6 What kind of anarchists are you talking about?
Oct 14 10:51am @7.1.1 Kind of makes me ill. 
Does diplomatic immunity apply for American diplomat's wife in fatal crash?

Does diplomatic immunity apply for American diplomat's wife in fatal crash?

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  34 comments  •  3 days ago
By   Danny Cevallos The family of a British teenager killed in a crash involving a spouse of a U.S. diplomat, who has since left the United Kingdom,   believes she should return to that country   to face justice. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has joined the victim's family in publicly expressing hope that Anne Sacoolas, the American diplomat's wife, would return to the...
Oct 16 7:08pm @5.2 Good point Kavika!
Oct 16 7:05pm @1.1.4 I have to say that I hadn't thought of some of those issues. Well done. I still think that many of these diplomats (I live in NY where we have thousands of them) do take it upon themselves to break...
Oct 16 1:18am @1 Personally, I am against diplomatic immunity. When in Rome...
Want to get away? Here's why October is seeing the cheapest airfares since 2013

Want to get away? Here's why October is seeing the cheapest airfares since 2013

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  23 comments  •  one week ago
By   Alyssa Newcomb October airfares haven’t been this cheap in six years, making the slump between summer and winter holidays   suddenly more exciting for people looking to get away. Tickets to domestic destinations cost an average of $211 this month, according to an analysis by   Hopper , an online travel booking platform. That’s a 3.1 percent decrease from this time last year,...
Oct 16 12:54am @3.1.6 That's one big fish!
Oct 16 12:53am @2.1.3 LMAO!
Oct 16 12:51am @1.4.1 And what happens in Vegas... 
Oct 16 12:51am @1.3.1 Vic, I think you misunderstand. The ticket prices are cheap to go not only in Oct, but throughout most of the year. My sister got really cheap ones to England and Ireland in July!  And yes a good...
Oct 16 12:49am @1.1.1 "..." Now would I do that?
Oct 16 12:48am @1.2.1 Now that is a bargain! 
Oct 15 2:26am @1 Almost every airline that I looked at was offering bargain basement prices, so if you can get away, this would be a great time to go. But where would you go if you could?


Via: Krishna  •  35 comments  •  6 days ago
Occupied Kurdistan (Graphic: Wikipedia) The withdrawal comes after years of American  involvement in helping the mostly Kurdish fighters defeat ISIS, and years in which the Kurds had fended for themselves amid the Syrian civil war, a Turkish invasion, brutal atrocities by Turkish-backed Syrian rebel groups, and a deal with Moscow and Damascus sealed the fate of eastern Syria....
Oct 15 9:23pm @6.1.1 There you go!
ABC Refuses to Issue an On-Air Correction to Their Fake News Video

ABC Refuses to Issue an On-Air Correction to Their Fake News Video

Via: †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  •  92 comments  •  one week ago
On Monday, ABC News got caught lying about having a video allegedly showing Turkish troops slaughtering Kurdish civilians in northern Syria, when, in fact, it was video from a gun range in Kentucky. Seemingly thinking a pair of weak apologies on Twitter were enough, the liberal broadcast network refused to correct the record and inform viewers on their journalistic malpractice during that...
Oct 15 5:16pm @2.1.36 Yes I did.  You know what.. I am really sick of the "Obama test".  I am an independent. I will like or dislike the actions of any president as I see fit according to my POV's. Does that clear...
Oct 15 5:09pm @10.1.2 Lady in black, Look up at the previous thread. Do you see that I, lead mod, was also removed for Meta. There is no favoritism. There is just what the CoC says. 
Oct 15 4:19pm @2.1.30 OK, let's try this again. There was no action going on. There was status quo. Only two men died last year, both friendly fire.  Then our dumb ass president takes a call from Turkey and pulls back...
Oct 15 3:58pm @10 Thread removed at request of author, off topic [ph]
Oct 15 3:51pm @2.1.28 "..." Here let me redirect you. Read the title of your article. It is about fake news. Not the war. Fake news. You digressed not me. Then you make it personal to me.  "..." Since I am the...
Oct 15 2:17pm @8.2.9 [deleted]
Oct 15 1:55pm @8.2.7 deleted
Oct 15 1:53pm @2.1.26 "..." That takes the conversation to the personal, especially since I am the only one nuts enough to take a partisan POS article seriously. I thought better of you. I guess I was wrong.
Oct 15 1:38pm @8.2.4 deleted
Oct 15 1:34pm @2.1.23 "..." You should have told that President Bush. He called it an act of war.  "..." I will not deny that, but people who sign up and make careers of this, know the gig. That would include my...
Oct 15 1:20pm @8.2.2 deleted
Oct 15 1:18pm @5.1.14 "..." It happens. Ask cops. "..." I have two cousins who signed up fully knowing what they were getting into. If my daughters wanted to sign up, I would have very little to say about it,...
Oct 15 1:10pm @2.1.15 Always back to Obama. Obama's international policy was horrible. And I never supported his policy with Iran.  So let's stop deflecting.
Oct 15 1:08pm @2.1.14 "..." Iraq was a mistake because they kept Iran in check, Afghanistan was not handled correctly and we got involved "nation building" instead of just getting rid of Taliban strongholds for...
Oct 15 12:56pm @8.2 deleted
Oct 15 12:56pm @5.1.10 "..." Well, they have not been sent to their death. Last year there were only 2 deaths there, both friendly fire. We have more death in our public schools. So let's be real about what was going...
Oct 15 12:54pm @5.1.9 No I won't. My family is a victim of genocide and I believe in supporting our allies. I believe in being ethical and not convenient. 
Oct 15 12:35pm @5.1.7 You mean like the last time Turkey did this to the Armenians.? I doubt it.  Do you need visuals for that? I can provide them. 
Oct 15 12:33pm @5.1.6 "..." No genocide. 
Oct 15 12:31pm @2.1.13 Do you think that Turkey should be in NATO? Are they behaving like a country that is a member of NATO?
Oct 15 12:30pm @5.1.4 Please refer to this comment:
Oct 15 12:27pm @2.1.11 I am not for never-ending wars and deployments. That is why I want out of Afghanistan.  As for our soldiers; 1. We have a volunteer army so they know what they are getting into when they sign up a...
Oct 15 12:03pm @5.1.2 No, it's for us. 
Oct 15 12:02pm @2.1.8 "..." He just has no idea of international policy. 
Oct 15 12:01pm @2.1.7 How about all the not dead soldiers we have because of the Kurds?
Oct 15 11:45am @5 This is the corrected video from ABC. Frankly, this looks like an internal set up from someone in CBS. There is a ton of real footage all over the internet.  So while you comfort yourself that you...
Oct 15 11:38am @2.1.1 CBS did do this and has apologized for doing so. Responsibility MSM has shown real footage. Neo-cons believe in intervention world wide. Some of us believe in supporting our allies and never again....
Trump Betrayed the Kurds. He Couldn’t Help Himself.

Trump Betrayed the Kurds. He Couldn’t Help Himself.

Via: JohnRussell  •  69 comments  •  6 days ago
Betrayal is a leitmotif for this president’s entire life. Think of how he cheated on his wives . Think of the infant child of a nephew who had crucial medical benefits withdrawn by Trump because of Trump’s retaliation against his nephew over an inheritance dispute . Think of those who enrolled at Trump University and were defrauded . Think about the contractors...
Oct 15 3:21pm @5.1 "..." Exactly!
Oct 15 2:14pm @2.2.6 "..." Yes I did. I also remember when people complained that Obama drew redlines that he didn't follow through with. Even I was not happy with that since I thought it made us look weak. Either do...
Oct 15 2:09pm @2.2.4 They are part of NATO since there is no way to kick them out. Did you know that? They also do business with Russia. How cozy.
Oct 15 1:58pm @2.2.2 He sure the hell did. Everything was stable there until Trump told the troops to pull back after a convo with Erdogan the Islamist. Funny how easily you can call Obama that, yet you are OK to our...
Remembering veterans

Remembering veterans

By: XDm9mm  •  47 comments  •  6 days ago
I know the "Holidays" are still quite a ways off, but if possible take a minute out of your day to help out an organization that is doing everything they can to remember our veterans who gave all and are interred in our National Cemeteries. I just received the below email and am passing it on to others that might find it possible to help out at this time of year. I am...
Oct 15 2:40pm @6 Very worthy cause and I will be donating. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
NICKNAMES - Do you have one?

NICKNAMES - Do you have one?

By: Buzz of the Orient  •  37 comments  •  one week ago
NICKNAMES - Do you have one? When I was 4 years old in kindergarten, it was during WW2 and we kids used to run around the school playing field at recess with our arms stretched out and making buzzing sounds like Spitfire fighter planes.  My mother saw me doing this and started to call me "Buzzy", and it didn't take long for it to spread to all the relatives and friends, who then...
Oct 14 2:04pm @3.1.1 "..." But I like Moose and Squverrel!
Oct 12 11:49pm @2.1.3 "..." OK that was their nicknames, but what was yours?
Oct 12 11:49pm @2.1.2 I had just written that you were being called Grandma.. that is pretty funny.
Oct 12 11:47pm @3 OK remember this guy: His name was Smedly and he had a very particular I used to do naturally and my friends started to call me Smed, a shortened version of his name and it stuck....
ID, wallet, keys all in your hand: Sweden moves into the future with microchipping

ID, wallet, keys all in your hand: Sweden moves into the future with microchipping

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  36 comments  •  one week ago
Oct 14 10:29am @6.1 So far, no one seems to be into it. I thought it was just me, but apparently not.
Oct 14 10:29am @5.1 I hear ya!
Oct 14 10:28am @4.1.3 My Wally is on RF. We can't even use GPS where I live.
Oct 14 10:27am @3.1.1 LMAO!
Oct 14 10:27am @3.2 I guess that is a possibility if they really want your identity.
Oct 14 10:26am @2.1 Something I had not thought of Buzz. An excellent point.
Oct 14 10:25am @1.1.1 Kind of the way I felt. Too much big brother willingly given away by people fascinated by tech. 
Oct 14 2:08am @1 I'm not sure how to feel about this. Something makes me feel uncomfortable about this new tech. How about you and why do you? 
This young man is coping with a rare disease that doesn't have a name

This young man is coping with a rare disease that doesn't have a name

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  20 comments  •  one week ago
Oct 14 12:12am @2.2.3 Jenn, Can you explain to us a bit more about this disease? 
Oct 14 12:10am @2.4 Buzz, The link has more information than the video does and since it is not on youtube, I don't know why you can't open the link.
Oct 14 12:09am @1.1.1 What is AB+? A blood type?
Oct 13 12:20am @1 A few take aways from this. First of all what an amazing young man he was.  Second, just a few short years ago, they might have never been able to identify what was wrong with him. It is amazing...
Anti-vaccination groups still crowdfunding on Facebook despite crackdown

Anti-vaccination groups still crowdfunding on Facebook despite crackdown

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  30 comments  •  one week ago
By   Brandy Zadrozny Activists planning to line California roadways with anti-vaccination billboards full of misinformation are paying for them through Facebook fundraisers, despite a platform-wide crackdown on such campaigns. According to organizers, the billboards will feature the faces of two children whose parents claim were killed by vaccines, though the claims are   contrary...
Oct 14 12:08am @1.1.3 Honestly, Gordy, I don't see any other way, without sounding melodramatic.
Oct 13 12:06am @5.2.2 Here is where you are wrong.  Many of them are highly educated people who have bought into this instead of accepting that autism is far more complicated than just receiving a shot.  My daughter...
Oct 13 12:03am @5.1.1 But they do travel, and that is the issue and why we are having more outbreaks. 
Oct 13 12:02am @4.1 I'm with you Paula. Every choice comes with consequences. 
Oct 13 12:01am @3.1.1 They stopped making sense when the doctor who put forth the idea was debunked. 
Oct 13 12:00am @2.1 I agree Kathleen. 
Oct 13 12:00am @1.3.1 "..." Indeed.
Oct 12 11:59pm @1.2.1 Yes they do. But what about using social media to spread a debunked dangerous idea? Does social media have a responsibility to the larger community they serve? 
Oct 12 11:58pm @1.1.1 "..." I have to agree with you about them being a danger and maybe instead of culling our freedom of speech, we should just go back to quarenteens?
Oct 12 12:53am @1 This is a question of freedom of speech. Do anti vaccers have the right to raise money using social media even if their mission is actually a danger to the public welfare? Is this like screaming...
Custer Died For Your Sins, tributes from Indian Country

Custer Died For Your Sins, tributes from Indian Country

Via: 1stwarrior  •  12 comments  •  one week ago
Fifty-years years ago Vine Deloria, Jr., an enrolled citizen of the Standing Rock Lakota Nation, published   Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto.   For 1969 mainstream America the title was an attention-grabbing, blasphemous play on the well-known and oft-used Jesus-died-for-your-sins. Deloria took the phrase from a bumper sticker of the same name that he had helped create and...
Oct 13 11:27am @4 Great review 1st! Thanks for bringing it to us!
Indigenous Christian Communities in Northeast Syria Are the Target of a Turkish Attack for the First Time in Over a Century

Indigenous Christian Communities in Northeast Syria Are the Target of a Turkish Attack for the First Time in Over a Century

Via: Krishna  •  27 comments  •  one week ago
Christian fighters of Sutoro (the Syriac Security Office) guard a checkpoint in Tel Tamr. Photograph: Reuters Church bells rang out across the plains of northeast Syria, warning villagers to seek shelter from incoming air raids. It was the first time in a century that the Christian communities in the region were forced to take shelter from a Turkish attack. “They want to finish...
Oct 13 11:13am @5.1 Death Marches Turkey invented modern genocide.  This was the inspiration to Hitler's "Final Solution". We said never again. Apparently, we really don't mean it. 
Oct 13 12:32am @4 I am so disgusted by what is going on there, I can barely read this.  The Turks are doing what they have done for over a century; genocide. They are the inventors of modern genocide. And I don't...
It's Time to Write to your Congressman

It's Time to Write to your Congressman

By: al Jizzerror  •  198 comments  •  4 days ago
I sent an email to my congressman urging him to impeach Trump.  His response was impressive. Please notice that he said he considers this "the most serious and important vote of my congressional career". I urge every NewsTalker to contact their representatives to express their views about impeachment. We all have the responsibility to vote and we should also...
Oct 12 11:15pm @2.1.25 Al and CB,  I read Sandy's explanation, and she is spot on. The groups are supposed to moderate themselves but as part of the agreement of being on the front page, they must abide by the CoC. if...
Intel officials say ISIS could regroup after U.S. 'betrayal' of Kurds in Syria

Intel officials say ISIS could regroup after U.S. 'betrayal' of Kurds in Syria

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  90 comments  •  5 days ago
By   Ken Dilanian and Dan De Luce WASHINGTON — A sustained Turkish military operation against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in Syria —   which President Donald Trump appears to have permitted   — would vastly increase the threat to Americans from the Islamic State militant group, which remains intent on attacking the West, current and former intelligence officials tell NBC News. The...
Oct 12 11:50am @6.1 They both were/ are wrong. Never underestimate your enemy. You think we would have learned that from 'Wilson's War".
Oct 10 12:18pm @1.2.3 OK, we don't have enough room in Guantanamo for over 10,000 prisoners and it would have cost us a fortune. Meanwhile, we had Kurds doing it for us for free, very far away from us.  "..." What...
Oct 10 12:13pm @1.2.2 Wally, They are not going to release them. Their own remaining fighters in the region will, since they are no longer being watch, because the Kurds have to fight for their lives with Turkey. 
Oct 10 11:38am @5.1 Dave, This is the second time we have done this to the Kurds. Bush 1 did this to them, too.  btw.. Reagan trained the Mujahadeen which became the Taliban, because of his paranoia about Russia. We...
Oct 10 11:32am @3.1.5 Fly,  I am utterly baffled and so angry I can't even put it into words.  "..." I don't know what has happened to this country. In all fairness, there has been push back by many members of the...
Oct 10 1:04am @3.1.3 Guys can we stick on the topic, please...  As a New Yorker, I for one am worried about terrorism... and there are now over 10,000 hardened ISIS prisoners who will be coming home.
Oct 10 1:02am @1.1 Actually the gist is that not only did we F up the Kurds, but we will reep what we sow. Welcome home American ISIS terrorists. 
Man, Trump Really Hates the Kurds

Man, Trump Really Hates the Kurds

By: Thrawn 31  •  104 comments  •  one week ago
Neither did you or your family....
Oct 11 1:11pm @1.3.20 Vic, That is almost funny coming from him. He was giving money to ISIS. Now with the prisons not being watched, of course, there will be more "Refugees", mostly ISIS.  How about we stop giving...
Oct 10 1:16pm @7.1 "..." Yes because it allowed the Kurds to watch over the prisoners and to get stray ones without our troops being put in harm's way. I don't get what you don't get.. or is it that you don't want...
Oct 10 12:33pm @6.2.1 "..." Hey, that is what they signed up for fully knowing what they were getting into. I feel badly for the families, but there is a national security situation in that area.  And what about the...
Oct 10 12:30pm @6.3 I don't know what you don't get.  We had a stable situation there. We had minimal troops helping thousands of Kurd allies watch our prisoners. Then for no obvious reason, (other than our president...
Oct 10 1:00am @3.2 Well, Buzz, you do know our good friends the Turks have just about chased out every Jew from their country. The few that are left are being treated like second class citizens, which is why so many...
FOX News    Turkey's Syria invasion: Member of US Special Forces says, 'I am ashamed for the first time in my career'

FOX News Turkey's Syria invasion: Member of US Special Forces says, 'I am ashamed for the first time in my career'

Via: FLYNAVY1  •  60 comments  •  one week ago
A member of U.S. Special Forces serving alongside the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria told Fox News' Jennifer Griffin on Wednesday they were witnessing Turkish atrocities on the frontlines. “I am ashamed for the first time in my career,” said the distraught soldier, who has been involved in the training of indigenous forces on multiple continents. The service...
Oct 11 12:58pm @8.1 We say a lot of things, too... and apparently we don't mean it. Here is an expression to remember... Actions speak louder than words, and the Kurds have had our backs for two wars now, and each...
Oct 11 12:55pm @7.2.4 We pay a lot of money to Turkey to keep that airbase. Over 50 billion dollars annually. So no, I am not concerned about Putin. Turkey knows that Putin is just as slippery as they are so I don't...
The Message is a Meme

The Message is a Meme

By: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  53 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Internet memes, (pronounced Meems) have become a way of spreading a message virally, as described by Richard Dawkins and apparently it's true. Even on NT, our busy little meme-makers, send their message far and wide. How do I know this? I will tell you.   I had a funny little discussion about internet Memes impact with one of our members who loves a good meme and they told me that they...
Oct 10 3:03pm @11.2 Everyone these should be original memes, please.
Oct 10 2:49pm @2.1.2 No, it means we can discuss memes or post ours. Pick one!
Oct 10 2:48pm @8.1 See, now I have to keep you after class. 
Oct 10 2:44pm @1.1.1 "..." I think they do both. It just depends on the individual.  btw.. borrowing memes doesn't count! Only original ones do.
Oct 10 1:59pm @1 Well all you creative types, you have a win here. But please remember, memes can not be used as an article... yeah I know... I'm a killjoy. This is equally about our discussions we have here and...
Burisma paid Joe Biden $900,000 for lobbying – Ukrainian MP

Burisma paid Joe Biden $900,000 for lobbying – Ukrainian MP

Via: †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  •  95 comments  •  2 weeks ago
KYIV. Oct 9 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden received $900,000 for lobbying activities from Burisma Group, Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada member   Andriy Derkach said citing investigation materials . Derkach   publicized documents   which, as he said, "describe the mechanism of getting money by Biden Sr." at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine's press center in...
Oct 10 2:37pm @6.2.20 "..." You've got the wrong person here. I might be critical of the president on specific issues, but I am not out there crying for impeachment or saying " Not my President", but nice try. "..."...
Oct 10 2:26pm @6.2.16 "..." Is this some sort of alternative history? We were never in bed with Al Queda. Ronald Reagan helped train and arm the Mujahadeen to fight Russia, in the hopes of bringing down Russia (it...
Oct 10 1:31pm @6.1.16 I'm not going to meta on BF's article.
Oct 10 1:28pm @6.2.5 Then why do this? Why not pull out of the quagmire that is Afghanistan where we have thousands of troops and not where we have ISIS prisoners being watched by the Kurds who did all the work of...
Oct 10 1:24pm @6.2.4 Again, what are you talking about? The Kurds are not attacking Trump Towers in Turkey. They are our allies in Syria watching our ISIS prisoners and dying for our interests. The PKK has nothing to...
Oct 10 12:39pm @6.2.1 Loki what are you talking about?
Oct 10 12:38pm @6.1.12 But the topic is about what may or may not be questionable ethics.. and I am just showing a comparison. That is very much on topic. 
Oct 10 12:08pm @6.1.6 I am talking about our President having a hotel in Turkey. You don't think that he might have made some decisions over his own self interests?
Oct 10 12:00pm @6.1.2 Hey look, double standard.
Oct 10 11:43am @6 How about our President having a conflict of interest with Turkey? Hey, go in an invade Syria and thanks for that Trump Hotel! Ching Ching.
Top Kurdish general: Watching over ISIS prisoners now a 'second priority'

Top Kurdish general: Watching over ISIS prisoners now a 'second priority'

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  184 comments  •  one week ago
By   Courtney Kube and Mosheh Gains Syrian opposition fighters assigned to guard thousands of ISIS captives are rushing to the border ahead of an expected attack by Turkish forces, a top Kurdish general told NBC News on Monday. Gen. Mazloum Kobani, commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces, said watching over the ISIS prisoners locked up in Syria is a "second priority" now that the...
Oct 10 11:58am @12.1 No conflict of interest there. /s
Oct 10 11:57am @9.1.6 Kavika, You forget that Turkey also aided ISIS. Great allies.
Oct 10 11:53am @1.2.3 "..." The Kurds are in a battle for their lives and we already know that they are not watching the prisoners. As for the ISIS prisoners, you seem to forget that Turkey actually gave them money,...
Oct 10 11:47am @1.1.30 What don't you buy? There are over 10,000 ISIS high priority prisoners now not being watched since the Kurds now must battle it out with Turkey on their own. What do you think will do when they get...
Oct 09 10:49pm @9.1 Now I have heard it all. That is not their land. That belongs to another country and they are trying to make it theirs. I believe there is a word for that...."Lebensraum". If you are unsure where...
Oct 09 10:29pm @8.2.1 Obviously, history is not his strong suit. 
Oct 09 2:48pm @2.2.2 No, we are there because of ISIS and their potential danger they are to US. You can blame Afganastan on the other presidents, but not this. And strangely, we are still in Afghanistan but pulling...
Oct 09 2:46pm @6.1 Gotta agree with that.
Oct 09 2:45pm @1.1.14 But we are talking about here and now and not what can't be changed and being buddies with Turkey is never a good idea. Their history speaks for itself and the Kurds have been honorable and did the...
Oct 09 2:39pm @1.1.13 "..." Russia only worries about Dagestan and in true Russian fashion, they have them under control.  As for Obama, who knows. It's easy to play Monday Morning Quarterback. I do wish he hadn't...
Oct 09 2:33pm @2.1.7 "..." I guess that would have been your same attitude about the Jews, too.  Well, apparently East Germany is wasting no time. 
Oct 09 10:23am @3.1 Now that is spot on. 1.5 million Armenians killed by Turkey. The Holocaust was based on their genocide. We say never again, and then let it happen all over again. 
Oct 09 10:20am @2.1.1 The Kurds are now in for the fight of their life. What are you not getting? Turkey commits genocide. They are going to kill all the regional Kurds. Now tell me what would you do if your families...
Oct 09 10:18am @1.1.5 "..." Yes. Asad is holding barely, and they were there before we came there and for Russia, this is a win/win. The Russians will defend their border and we will get back all those wonderful ISIS...
Oct 09 10:15am @1.1.4 Wally, I am not sure what you are not getting. Our President gave the go ahead for this, fully knowing that the Kurds were watching thousands of ISIS prisoners there for US. He invited Turkey to a...
Oct 09 1:01am @1 Nothing like not watching ISIS prisoners... until they return home.
My Wife is Home from the Hospital!

My Wife is Home from the Hospital!

By: A. Macarthur  •  34 comments  •  2 weeks ago
And I have a number of interesting (personal) revelations to share regarding her cancer (Multiple Myeloma). © A.Mac/A.G.
Oct 09 5:11pm @13 Wonderful news Mac. May your wife have many, many more new birthdays. 
What country has jailed the most journalists?

What country has jailed the most journalists?

Via: Krishna  •  32 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Photo credit: Minding the Campus - Peter Wood For the third consecutive year, more than 250 journalists are behind bars around the world. China came second with 47 while 25 are imprisoned in Egypt. The Committee to Protect Journalists, an advocacy group, said in its annual census that the authoritarian approach to critical news coverage is more than a temporary spike....
Oct 09 12:06am @4 Hummmmm... Krish.... do you need to read the article to find out which is the number 1 country?
The Genius of That SNL Sketch on Race

The Genius of That SNL Sketch on Race

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  39 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Newscasters should never riff on race while reading the day’s headlines, let alone play games on the subject. But during   Saturday Night Live ’s latest episode, a group of anchors did exactly that in a memorable sketch from   an otherwise uneven night . “ Mid-Day News ” began with a classic   SNL   setup: the local news program, set somewhere in Florida, with four anchors (played...
Oct 08 4:02pm @5.2.7 btw.. this kind of makes the point for the skit. Why in the privacy of their own homes, this is what people talk about.
Oct 08 3:59pm @5.2.6 "..." You mean stories like these wouldn't make them feel a bit picked on by our justice system:...
Oct 08 3:55pm @8.1 "..." Exactly CB. Glad you get it. 
Oct 08 2:21pm @7.1.2 Please read 5.2.2 .
Oct 08 2:20pm @5.2.2 Vic, After working with whites, blacks and Latinos for over 20 years and hearing their comments, I would say they are spot on. 
Oct 08 2:08pm @7.1 John, I think you missed the whole point of the video. Even the weather was racial. 
Oct 08 2:06pm @6.1 I know! That was too funny.
Oct 08 2:06pm @5.2 Vic, did you watch the video? I think you would agree if you did.
Oct 08 2:05pm @5.1.1 Exactly Paula. We all know that this goes on.. but admitting it is a whole different thing.
Oct 08 1:33pm @4 I loved the fact that they were not afraid to say what we all know is true. It was a very bold move and it worked, since they did it with no malice. 
Oct 08 1:11pm @1 Probably one of the best skits I have seen in years and totally spot on. Good discussion can be had from this.


Via: JohnRussell  •  108 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Donald Trump got "rolled" by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a National Security Council source with direct knowledge of the discussions told   Newsweek . In a scheduled phone call on Sunday afternoon between President Trump and President Erdogan, Trump said he would withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria. The phone call was scheduled after Turkey announced it was planning to...
Oct 08 1:19pm @5.2.1 Yeah, so much for "Never again".
Oct 08 1:17pm @3.3.4 I could vote for her. 
Oct 08 12:19am @5.1.1 I think that is what anyone with knowledge of Turkey, Erdogan, and the Kurds are hoping for. 
Oct 07 11:42pm @3.1 Amen to that!
No Trump Building In Kurdistan, So Kurds Go Under The Bus

No Trump Building In Kurdistan, So Kurds Go Under The Bus

By: JohnRussell  •  122 comments  •  2 weeks ago
The Kurds have no power on the world stage, no prime real estate on which to build Trump hotels or Trump condos, and no oligarchy or autocrat leaders for Trump to cozy up to, so naturally, President* Trump has little to no interest in the welfare of the Kurds.  It has been announced that the US is pulling its troops from the area that has served as a buffer between the Kurds and the...
Oct 08 12:58pm @7.1.9 I tend to agree with you. In times of trouble, let nations freely decide what they are going to do, and that would keep the foxes like Turkey out of the hen house.
Oct 08 12:50pm @7.1.7 "..." And they shouldn't be. They have just recently cleaned the country of all non Muslims. Does that sound like a country we would want in NATO?
Oct 08 12:29pm @1.1.8 It's not a fetish. They died to get rid of ISIS for us. Over 60.000 fighters are still there as are their families. The American troops said they will not leave them. It is not about war, it is...
Oct 08 12:01am @6.1.2 They are only in harm's way (and btw they don't feel that way) if Erdogan attacks. Do you really think he is that stupid?
Oct 07 11:59pm @5.5 I'm OK with being called a neo con if that is what it means to defend those who have defended us, or do we have no honor?
Oct 07 11:57pm @3.3.4 Maybe because we are so reliable, that we cut out on those that have helped us. 
Oct 07 11:51pm @2.1.8 Excellent comment! Well done!
Oct 07 11:50pm @2.1.7 No, but you don't make deal with Erdogan. Even Europe knows this.
Oct 07 11:47pm @1.3.1 Are you OK sending the message that we are not to be trusted as an ally? Because leaving now to let Turkey invade will do that, and even worse.  Study up on your history about Turkey and Erdogan's...
Oct 07 12:08pm @2.1.4 No it isn't an attack on the US, but the Kurds did a lot of our dirty work there and promises were made, and now we are not holding up to these promises. This is not the first time. They have been...
Op-Ed: Christianity Is Not About Religion—It's About A Personal Relationship With Donald Trump

Op-Ed: Christianity Is Not About Religion—It's About A Personal Relationship With Donald Trump

Via: †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  •  27 comments  •  2 weeks ago
When Christ came 2,000 years ago, he came not with a set of rules for us to try hard to follow in order to become better people, but with a cross that accomplished our righteousness for us. He came not with more religious regulations but with the very righteousness of God. Yet, sadly, sometimes we treat Christianity like a set of strict rules to follow. This is a deadly error. One of the...
Oct 08 12:56pm @4.1.1 LMAO!
Oct 08 12:55pm @3.1.1 Thanks for getting my point. I was shocked with this tweet. It wasn't that it was just over the top, it was offensive to those who say they believe, and yet not a word.
Oct 08 12:23pm @1.1.6 I think that might be a good part of it John.
Oct 08 12:12pm @1.2.3 Honestly, none that I have seen, so I am not sure how they find them.
Oct 08 12:09pm @3 Maybe it is tweets like this that inspire them. He is so god like: Yeah gotta love the "My great and unmatched wisdom" part. So god like. 
Oct 08 11:54am @1.2.1 Katrix, This must be hard for you to reconcile if you two were close. I feel badly for you.  I never could get how people can make these extreme changes in their lives. I don't get how someone of...
Oct 08 11:46am @1.1 I have to say, it is something I never got. He is so ungodly. He has committed so many sins according to the Bible and somehow, they seem to look past it. How do they reconcile this? Total...
Americans Support For Impeachment Hearings (And Removal of Trump) Has Exploded (Up) In The Past Few Weeks

Americans Support For Impeachment Hearings (And Removal of Trump) Has Exploded (Up) In The Past Few Weeks

By: JohnRussell  •  251 comments  •  2 weeks ago
For months support for the impeachment of Donald Trump pitter- pattered along, without an impetus from congressional leadership or a consensus by major media. Trump had committed numerous impeachable offenses throughout his term, but the idea never quite caught on in a large way.  Then Trump went the proverbial "bridge too far" when he asked the president of a foreign country to discredit...
Oct 08 11:25am @1.1.10 Does that not make them allies? Over 60,000 troops fighting back ISIS while we had 400 troops. Who was doing our heavy lifting?
The real reason trump is screwing over our best allies- (the Kurds

The real reason trump is screwing over our best allies- (the Kurds

Via: Krishna  •  111 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump  at the June 2019 G-20 conference in Osaka, Japan.  Presidential Press Service/Pool Photo via AP Late Sunday night, the Trump administration announced that US troops would be pulling back from their positions northern Syria, allowing Turkey to move into a region...
Oct 08 1:31am @6 "..." Yeah, in this case. Tell me how many from those countries bled like the Kurds did for our guys there? Again, do your research. Here is the help those other nations gave us: France: 1...
Oct 08 12:53am @4.1 Thanks for reminding us Buzz. Even I forgot that one. 
Oct 08 12:52am @2.1.1 And we have a winner!
Oct 08 12:52am @1.1.1 Sadly, every president has called Turkey a good ally, and that is why we don't recognize the Arminian Genocide, which was the prototype for the Germans. The only difference between Obama and Trump...
Oct 08 12:18am @3 Erdogan is a massive Islamist and for some reason, some people are not remembering that. 
 Mitch McConnell joins other Republicans in rebuking Trump’s Syria withdrawal

Mitch McConnell joins other Republicans in rebuking Trump’s Syria withdrawal

Via: Krishna  •  43 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Photo: Tom Brenner/Getty Images President Trump faced a swift torrent of Republican criticism Monday as lawmakers rebuked his plan to withdraw troops from northeast Syria, a move Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said would undermine U.S. national security and potentially bolster Islamic State terrorists McConnell (R-Ky.), in a rare public split with Trump, said that a...
Oct 08 1:06am @5.3.4 "..." Exactly!
Oct 08 1:05am @5.3.3 "..." I think you got things wrong. They helped us and not the other way around.  "..." The Kurds actually saved us money by doing the heavy lifting there. "..." Or maybe it's just wrong...
Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  51 comments  •  2 weeks ago
As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions like Alzheimer's disease. A new study, published in the open-access journal   Frontiers in Human Neuroscience , shows that older people who routinely partake in physical exercise can reverse the signs of aging in the brain, and dancing has the most profound effect. "Exercise has the...
Oct 08 12:58am @2.1 Here Buzz, just for you:
Oct 08 12:31am @1 All I can say is that we should all be doing this:
Pat Robertson ‘Appalled’ By Trump: He ‘Allowed Khashoggi to Be Cut in Pieces,’ May Lose ‘The Mandate of Heaven’ Over Syria

Pat Robertson ‘Appalled’ By Trump: He ‘Allowed Khashoggi to Be Cut in Pieces,’ May Lose ‘The Mandate of Heaven’ Over Syria

Via: JohnRussell  •  130 comments  •  5 days ago
Televangelist  Pat Robertson  has joined the  chorus of conservative critics  lambasting President  Donald Trump’s  decision to pull U.S. forces out of Northern Syria — endangering America’s Kurdish allies. Trump was   slammed by many of his usual defenders   on Monday after the White House announced the U.S. will allow for a Turkish military operation in the war-torn region....
Oct 07 11:40pm @8.2.2 Actually, all kidding aside, I agree with him.
Oct 07 10:45pm @8.1 No, but thanks for asking.
Let's Get Young !   Music From The Past 5 Years

Let's Get Young ! Music From The Past 5 Years

By: JohnRussell  •  33 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Please post some of your favorite songs from 2014 -2019   nothing earlier please , to stay with the spirit of the article CIRCLES -  Post Malone MARVIN GAYE - Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor BRAVE -  Sara Bareilles BASTILLE - Pompeii
Oct 07 10:44pm @9.1.1 I know a good mouse surgeon! 
Oct 07 6:09pm @6
North Korea claims nuclear talks with U.S. have broken down

North Korea claims nuclear talks with U.S. have broken down

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  37 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   Phil McCausland, Abigail Williams and Carolin Sri-Narayana North Korea claims that its negotiations with the United States over its nuclear weapons program broke down on Saturday, although the U.S. sees it differently. This latest turn of events comes after North Korea announced earlier this week that it would   resume its talks with the United States on its nuclear program ,...
Oct 07 4:32pm @4.1 Kind of like your thought... so long as it can't be traced back to us. 
Oct 07 4:31pm @2.1.10 "..." Ummm. no. He has only been the leader since 2011. That was way after Clinton.
Oct 07 3:59pm @1.2.1 Always is.
Oct 07 12:45am @1 Is anyone really shocked? If so, why?
Star Trek: Picard - Second Trailer

Star Trek: Picard - Second Trailer

Via: Dignitatem Societatis  •  2 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Oct 07 2:03pm @2 OMG, this one is even better than the last one. I can't wait! Engage!
OCTOBER & Fall Colors Regale & Challenge Photographers:CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY/FRIDAY

OCTOBER & Fall Colors Regale & Challenge Photographers:CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY/FRIDAY

By: A. Macarthur  •  55 comments  •  2 weeks ago
© A. Mac/A.G
Oct 07 12:52am @1.1.3 Good to hear good news and lovely photos Mac. Keep us all in the loop.
China's National Day Parade - First Half of Civilian Participation and Ending

China's National Day Parade - First Half of Civilian Participation and Ending

By: Buzz of the Orient  •  16 comments  •  2 weeks ago
China's National Day Parade - First Half of Civilian Participation and Ending This is a continuation of the beginning and military part of China's National Day Parade on October 1st, consisting of the civilian participation in the parade, and the ending part.  It is divided into two articles as there are close to 100 photos, and I had difficulties with posting photos on the first part...
Oct 07 12:10am @4 Wow that is a parade. Nice photo album Buzz.
25 lies liberals will tell you

25 lies liberals will tell you

Via: Heartland American  •  84 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
1)  Everything we need to know about global warming can be learned from a 16-year-old girl with Asperger’s and a famously ignorant former bartender who was just elected to Congress. 2)  Of all the people we could have influencing children in our society, it makes the most sense to have drag queens reading to kids in libraries. 3)  If you like your doctor or your healthcare plan, you...
Oct 06 11:02pm @10 This article is closed, due to lack of worthwhile discussion and the seeder contributing to the nasty commentary, which is against the CoC.
Under Attack, Biden Wrestles With Response

Under Attack, Biden Wrestles With Response

Via: JohnRussell  •  55 comments  •  2 weeks ago
As Trump made unfounded allegations about Biden and his son, the former vice president was torn over what to do. He now looks more vulnerable than at any point in the campaign. WASHINGTON -- Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s presidential campaign was under attack, and he and his advisers were torn over what to do. For more than a week, President Trump had been hurling unfounded accusations about...
Oct 06 12:09pm @1.1.1 All I have to say is this:
Oct 06 11:25am @3.1.10 "..." Not within our government. And Trump invited China to do the same. Sorry but no.
Six elephants die at Thai waterfall after some tried to save calf that fell

Six elephants die at Thai waterfall after some tried to save calf that fell

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  10 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   Dennis Romero Six elephants died in an accident at a national park in Thailand, officials there said Saturday. The elephants were on a steep hill near a waterfall when they fell into the water and drowned, Thailand's National Resources and Environment department said in a statement. The accident was reported Friday. One of the elephants was a 3-year-old calf,...
Oct 06 12:26am @1 I find elephants to totally amazing. Their level of empathy is off the charts as is their intelligence. This is a very sad example of it. 
Hippie Era Songs

Hippie Era Songs

By: JohnRussell  •  210 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Post a few.  FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH - Buffalo Springfield I'D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD -  Ten Years After LAY DOWN (CANDLES IN THE RAIN) - Melanie WHAT ABOUT ME - Quicksilver Messenger Service HURDY GURDY MAN - Donovan
Oct 05 11:48pm @32.1 My husband's favorite Thanksgiving song! It's a tradition in the Halpern residence. 
Oct 05 10:51pm @23
Vandals smash windows of Brooklyn synagogue during Rosh Hashanah prayers

Vandals smash windows of Brooklyn synagogue during Rosh Hashanah prayers

Via: Buzz of the Orient  •  21 comments  •  2 weeks ago
Vandals smash windows of Brooklyn synagogue during Rosh Hashanah prayers By  JTA, Reported by Times of Israel, October 2 2019 Mayor condemns ‘shocking act of hate,’ says police will find young women seen hurling milk crates at Williamsburg house of worship Vandals break the windows of the Rivnitz synagogue in Brooklyn during Rosh Hashanah services on September 30,...
Oct 05 11:46pm @3.2.6 But Buzz, that is why I posted that article. To show you that the orginal article didn't do the reform movement any fairness. Yes, talk is cheap, but it's still better than not apologizing and not...
Oct 05 11:44pm @4.1 Indeed Dave. Nothing ends a Yom Kipper quicker than a war.
Oct 05 1:07pm @3.2.4 Buzz, These are very two different events in two very different communities. The one in Williamsburg is hard to tell what is going on. That particular sect of Jews is very hostile to even other...
Oct 04 11:35pm @1.1.3 I am well aware of what Krystallnacht was. I am saying that this is a singular attack on a group of Jews, that have a long and difficult relationship with all of their neighbors. It doesn't make it...
Oct 04 1:41pm @1.1 I don't think so, Buzz. It is bigotry, but more complex than that.
Oct 04 1:40pm @3 Very disturbing, but Williamsburg has been having a lot of issues for a very long time. There are two competing communities there and they don't seem to get along. The Satmar Jews that live there...
First electric cruise ship hopes to turn the tide in war against ocean pollution

First electric cruise ship hopes to turn the tide in war against ocean pollution

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  15 comments  •  2 weeks ago
By   Harriet Baskas When it comes to the environment and sustainability, cruise ships and many cruise ship operators   get failing grades   when it comes to controlling carbon emissions, recycling, and treating water, waste, and sewage. But thanks to new technology and the scrutiny of passengers, government agencies, and environmental groups, the tide is beginning to turn....
Oct 05 11:16pm @5.1 Why are reusable batteries worse or equally bad as fossil fuels? I just don't see it.
Oct 05 11:10pm @4.1.4 That is a really good idea zuk. Using ports as charging stations is really innovative! 
Oct 05 2:33pm @4.1 Hey, thanks Gordy for that information. I wasn't sure the exact way it was working. I think that solar panels would be good addition for sure. 
Oct 05 2:29pm @3.1 I totally agree
Oct 05 2:28pm @2.1 That is a good question. I wish the article had more information on how it works.
Oct 05 2:35am @1 Truly an amazing feat. Is this the shape of things to come?
What Did Joe Biden Do Wrong?

What Did Joe Biden Do Wrong?

By: JohnRussell  •  68 comments  •  3 weeks ago
I am creating this thread for the purpose of giving a place for Trump supporters and/or others to explain to us exactly what they think Joe Biden did in Ukraine that merits the president of the United States intervening , in an election season in which Biden is a contestant for Trump's job, and asking a foreign government to investigate Joe Biden.  You would think the president could...
Oct 05 5:49pm @5.1.12 I can see why!
Oct 05 5:44pm @5.1.11 Do you think if you keep repeating that, it will be true? The Ukraine gov investigator says no. 
Oct 05 5:35pm @5.1.7 According to Ukrainian investigators... no Biden, no Trump. A big nothing burger. 
Oct 05 5:23pm @5.1.5 Dave, Actually I wasn't for impeachment till last week. Now with all the finger-pointing, we may as well get to the bottom of this. Ultimately I think all will be cleared, or at least not...
Oct 05 12:48pm @5.1.3 Guys, Do you watch the news? The previous investigator in Ukraine says none of this happened.  Watch from 6:00
The Whistle-Blowers of 1777

The Whistle-Blowers of 1777

Via: Split Personality  •  29 comments  •  2 weeks ago  •  LOCKED
In the winter of 1777, months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the American warship Warren was anchored outside of Providence, R.I. On board, 10 revolutionary sailors and marines met in secret — not to plot against the king’s armies, but to discuss their concerns about the commander of the Continental Navy, Commodore Esek Hopkins. They knew the risks: Hopkins came...
Oct 05 2:26pm @7.1.1 Who's your plastic surgeon. I want his name!
Oct 04 12:57am @7 This article was very enlightening. I never knew about this event, and it shows an integrity that seems to be lacking these days. 
‘You have no idea how difficult their lives are!’ Boy rebukes his family for killing a mouse

‘You have no idea how difficult their lives are!’ Boy rebukes his family for killing a mouse

Via: JohnRussell  •  5 comments  •  2 weeks ago
‘You have no idea how difficult their lives are!’ Boy rebukes his family for killing a mouse Video cannot be embedded on NT.  You will have to go to the site. But it is cute.
Oct 05 12:36pm @2 That is just too cute. What a kind hearted little fellow. And he is right. A mouse's life is very had.
Trans athlete claims lesbians are transphobic for not liking penises

Trans athlete claims lesbians are transphobic for not liking penises

Via: †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  •  72 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Dr. Rachel McKinnon, philosophy professor, cyclist, trans woman, came to fame in 2018 when she made  history  by being the first trans athlete to win the women’s 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships. McKinnon is a vocal trans advocate who has spoken out in favour of trans women competing in women’s sports, has physically dominated biological women in her own sport of cycling,...
Oct 04 1:30pm @9.1.2 "..."
Oct 04 1:17pm @8.3.3 "..." This is what you call unforeseen outcomes. Feminist are realizing that trans women will dominate women's sports, etc, and thus seeing genetic women falling by the wayside.  With lesbians,...
Oct 03 11:41pm @9.1 "..." Got me CB. It's gotten to a point where I think even the word "truth" is fungible.  That being said, although I am a live and let live person, I think that these transvestites are being...
Oct 03 11:38pm @8.1 I can't disagree with anything you have said here Wheel. I think we are free to date or not date whoever we please. And it isn't anyone's business.  "..." Excellent question. In a way, I think...
Oct 03 11:31pm @4.1.9 LOL... good one!
Oct 03 2:11pm @6.1.10 No RA gets what is going on here.
Oct 03 1:54pm @6.1.8 Yes, and the topic isn't lesbian battery or Hillary or any of the other off topic comments made here without admonishment. 
Oct 03 1:47pm @6.1.6 KD, You chose the material not me. Your first article was from a source who probably doesn't give a damn about the lesbian community other than to judge them.  The second source is probably more...
Oct 02 5:42pm @5.1 I would have to agree with you about this Tacos, and I think that is where the lesbian community is at.
Oct 02 5:41pm @6.1.2 Oh dear god, I'm a straight woman and even I know that is not the issue.  The issue is that if you are a lesbian you want a woman. Plain and simple.  If they really wanted a guys naughty bits,...
Oct 02 5:35pm @4.1.6 jbb, You have not been keeping up on this issue. Here is another interesting article on the subject:...
Oct 02 3:10pm @4.1.1 BF, it's a straight guy's dream come true, so of course he knows ;) That being said, where do you stand?
Oct 02 2:35pm @4 OK can I redirect the subject to the content of the article?  I am on the lesbian side of this. The whole reason women are lesbians is that they don't want to be with men. If a transexual is not...
5 bulls found dead in Oregon; then the story gets weird

5 bulls found dead in Oregon; then the story gets weird

Via: Split Personality  •  55 comments  •  2 weeks ago
SALEM, Ore. — The first dead bull was found in a timbered ravine in eastern Oregon. There was no indication it had been shot, attacked by predators or eaten poisonous plants. The animal's sex organs and tongue had been removed. All the blood was gone. In the next few days, four more Hereford bulls were found within 1.5 miles in the same condition. There were no tracks around the...
Oct 04 12:52pm @5 I found the suspects! 
Israeli researchers crack mystery of ‘Havana syndrome'

Israeli researchers crack mystery of ‘Havana syndrome'

Via: Krishna  •  16 comments  •  3 weeks ago
A Havana neighborhood being fumigated as a part of the fight against mosquitos carrying Zika virus in 2016. Photo by Matyas Rehak via Between 2016 and 2018, about 40 Canadian and US diplomats and their families stationed in the Cuban capital mysteriously became sick. The so-called “Havana Syndrome” caused headaches, dizziness, loss of balance, nausea and difficulty...
Oct 02 10:00pm @2.1.1 I didn't realize that this was why we went to not communicating with Cuba. I thought it was a mutually beneficial relationship. 
Big drone on campus: UPS gets OK for deliveries at universities, hospitals

Big drone on campus: UPS gets OK for deliveries at universities, hospitals

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  19 comments  •  3 weeks ago
By   Reuters United Parcel Service on Tuesday said it won the U.S. government’s first full approval to operate a drone airline, which gave it a lead in the nascent U.S. drone delivery business over rivals Amazon and Alphabet. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted UPS’ Flight Forward drone subsidiary a Part 135 Standard certification on Friday. The company said the...
Oct 02 6:11pm @5 Maybe I should move this article to Buttheads... what do you think Trout?
'Vulnerable' Man With Learning Difficulties Found Dead After Bleach Poured on Head in Drunken Prank

'Vulnerable' Man With Learning Difficulties Found Dead After Bleach Poured on Head in Drunken Prank

Via: JohnRussell  •  4 comments  •  3 weeks ago
'Vulnerable' Man With Learning Difficulties Found Dead After Bleach Poured on Head in Drunken Prank A "vulnerable" man with learning difficulties was found dead after friends poured bleach on his head in a drunken prank, an inquest heard—Britain's mandatory court hearings surrounding any death to establish cause of death. Martyn Evans, 25, from Bristol, spent the evening drinking...
Oct 02 6:09pm @3 What a horrible story. People are just out of their minds.
Shoot The Gap - Two Texans Die Trying 2019 Darwin Award Winner

Shoot The Gap - Two Texans Die Trying 2019 Darwin Award Winner

Via: Trout Giggles  •  60 comments  •  3 weeks ago
(24 May 2019, Louisiana) Black Bayou Draw Bridge, situated six miles south of Lake Charles, was closed to car traffic and open for a boat to pass through. That drawn drawbridge presented an irresistible challenge to two Texas men, aged 23 and 32, looking for fun on Friday night. May their experiment be a warning to you, my friend. A witness observed the passenger emerge, push up the arm of...
Oct 02 4:06pm @9.1 LMAO!
Bernie Sanders has heart procedure for artery blockage, cancels events until ‘further notice’

Bernie Sanders has heart procedure for artery blockage, cancels events until ‘further notice’

Via: JohnRussell  •  90 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Bernie Sanders has heart procedure for artery blockage, cancels events until ‘further notice’ Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) campaign announced Wednesday that the presidential candidate had two stents inserted after the discovery of a blocked artery and that he will canceling his upcoming events for now. “During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest...
Oct 02 1:38pm @4.1.14 Every government collects taxes. There is nothing communist about it.
The longevity files: A strong grip? Push-ups? What actually can help you live to a ripe old age.

The longevity files: A strong grip? Push-ups? What actually can help you live to a ripe old age.

Via: Krishna  •  53 comments  •  3 weeks ago
“Frailty is a really bad thing starting in middle age, and even worse as you get older,” says Michael Joyner, a physician and human physiology researcher at the Mayo Clinic. One way to think of longevity is “not as some magic property of a body, but as the lucky state of not having a fatal disease,” says Steve Cole, professor of medicine and psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at...
Oct 01 2:00pm @5.2.9 Absolutely and Wally even acts out his dreams sometimes. It's really funny to watch.
Oct 01 1:59pm @5.2.8 OMG YES!
Oct 01 1:30pm @3.2.7
Oct 01 1:29pm @5.2.4 He does like his naps and then there are his naps.. Oh and then there is playing fetch followed by a nap. 
Oct 01 1:01pm @5.2.1 Wally loves happy endings.
Oct 01 1:00pm @3.2.4 Not me! There is a whole world to see and I want to see it and not as some gray haired old bag. 
Oct 01 12:55pm @3.2.2
Oct 01 12:49pm @4.1 "..." So are you saying that the aches have nothing to do with your jiujitsu and pull ups? My hands are beginning to really be stiff, but moreso at night after a day of work. My handwriting is...
Oct 01 12:46pm @3.1.2 Egads, The bunch of you are doom and gloom.  My health has sucked since I was a kid. I always went on as if it didn't. Life is good!
Oct 01 12:44pm @3.2 "..." Someone was either watching "Highlander" or listening to Queen.  Personally, now at 59, I would like to extend my life. Those 59 years passed too quickly and I have so much more I want to...
Oct 01 12:42pm @5.1 Wally, if you don't mind me asking... what is your age (or age group).
 Walgreens, CVS suspend sales of Zantac brand due to contaminant fears

Walgreens, CVS suspend sales of Zantac brand due to contaminant fears

Via: Perrie Halpern R.A.  •  7 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Oct 01 1:04pm @2.1 I take generic Zantac every night. Now I wondering what it has done to me.
Oct 01 2:01am @1 It is unclear if this includes generics, so finding that out would be important. 
When is your Birthday

When is your Birthday

By: Kathleen  •  124 comments  •  3 weeks ago
I thought it would be nice to know when everyone’s Birthday was.  The article the other day was really nice. So if you want,  post when you were born. It would be nice to have a record of them. Only the month and day, you do not have to put the year, only if you want. Please be polite and no politics or religion. Thank you, and “all” Newstalkers are welcome.
Oct 01 12:51pm @10.1.1 Was your dad a good guy? 
Oct 01 12:39pm @10 June 18th at 12 am. I was the father's day baby for NY.  I also share my birthday with Sir Paul. YAY!
Amber Guyger Guilty of Murder!

Amber Guyger Guilty of Murder!

By: Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  •  86 comments  •  3 weeks ago
Former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger was just convicted of Murder.  More details coming.
Oct 01 12:32pm @2.1.1 I totally agree, sister.
Oct 01 12:31pm @1.1.5 "..." How so?
Fake Hate: Virginia Girl Admits She Made Up 'Hair Cut' Assault at School Where Karen Pence Teaches

Fake Hate: Virginia Girl Admits She Made Up 'Hair Cut' Assault at School Where Karen Pence Teaches

Via: †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  •  208 comments  •  2 weeks ago
It's been a running gag at Instapundit for years now that if it weren't for fake hate crimes, there'd be hardly any hate crimes at all. So it probably shouldn't come as a huge surprise to learn that yet another fake hate crime allegation has been proven false. It was all over the major papers late last week, when 12-year-old Amari Allen, a black student, claimed that...
Oct 01 11:44am @15.1.31 "..." Both the extremes do this. It's not just one segment. 
Oct 01 12:11am @15.1.28 Six it isn't just racism. It's bigotry of all sort. My kids experienced it first hand. It is built into human nature. Birds of a feather, etc. I don't walk around thinking who is or isn't a racist...