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Russia Is Reinforcing For WWIII

Russia is scrambling to control the arctic. They are afraid of us coming to get them. There is no way they’re afraid of Barry. I think they see the same writing on the wall that I do. WWIII is just around the corner. What do you folks think?

RT has some additional details on Russia great Arctic scramble:

The massive buildup of facilities in Russia’s north is part of the country’s strategy to ensure control of the Arctic. The military is currently rebuilding two northern bases in the Novosibirsk Islands and in the Franz Josef Land archipelago, Sergey Shoigu told the defense ministry’s public council on Tuesday. Military airfields at Tiksi, Naryan-mar, Alykel, Vorkuta, Anadyr and Rogachevo have been scheduled for modernization.

“The plan involves the building of 13 airfields, one land test range for the Air Forces, 10 radar sites and direction centers,” said Lt. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, head of the National Defense Control Center, who took part in the session[...]

“This year we will have total radar coverage and in 2015 we will be almost fully prepared to meet unwelcome guests from east and north,” the minister said

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What Happens When Nobody Beats Your Ass As A child

NOT SAFE FOR WORK. LANGUAGE WARNING:

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“Stop The Violence” Organizers Arrested For Beating Fellow Organizer

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Irony so thick, you need the jaws of life to cut through it…

Two “Stop the Violence” organizers allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition.

Nikole Ardeno and Emanuel Velez, both 30, accused their former roommate of stealing their property, and allegedly punched and kicked him in the street until he had seizures. Arrested moments later, Ardeno was still wearing the same “Stop the Violence” T-shirt she had on the night before when she coordinated a march protesting two recent shootings, Washington Police Chief Chris Luppino said.

The victim, Joshua Magraff, also is a community organizer with the anti-violence group, and shared an apartment with the suspects until recently.

Online court records don’t list lawyers for the defendants, who face a preliminary hearing Nov. 10 on charges of aggravated assault, conspiracy, simple assault and disorderly conduct.

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AGW The Religion: Envirotards Have “Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder”

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I don’t give a shit if AGW is the realest, most-unimaginable horror show ever dreamed up – it is not an immediate threat and these people are fucking idiots.

Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Someone who presumably gets paid for her insights into the human mind, actually believes that you can suffer from debilitating stress related to something that may or may-not materialize 500 years from now. The desire of these bed-wetters to be victims is getting out of hand. With this level of stupid floating around, we may be fast approaching the days when we have to give them real PTSD.

Two years ago, Camille Parmesan, a professor at Plymouth University and the University of Texas at Austin, became so “professionally depressed” that she questioned abandoning her research in climate change entirely.[...]

Parmesan certainly isn’t the first to experience some sort of climate-change blues. From depression to substance abuse to suicide and post-traumatic stress disorder, growing bodies of research in the relatively new field of psychology of global warming suggest that climate change will take a pretty heavy toll on the human psyche as storms become more destructive and droughts more prolonged. For your everyday environmentalist, the emotional stress suffered by a rapidly changing Earth can result in some pretty substantial anxieties. [...]

“I don’t know of a single scientist that’s not having an emotional reaction to what is being lost,” Parmesan is quoted saying in the National Wildlife Federation’s 2012 report, “The Psychological Effects of Global Warming on the United States: And Why the U.S. Mental Health Care System is Not Adequately Prepared.” “It’s gotten to be so depressing that I’m not sure I’m going to go back to this particular site again,” she says, referring to an ocean reef she has studied since 2002, “because I just know I’m going to see more and more of it dead, and bleached, and covered with brown algae.”

Lise Van Susteren, a forensic psychiatrist based in Washington, D.C. — and co-author of the National Wildlife Federation’s report — calls this emotional reaction “pre-traumatic stress disorder,” a term she coined to describe the mental anguish that results from preparing for the worst, before it actually happens.

I would say that there is no way this is real, but sadly, I know better.

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24 Man SWAT Team Raids Citizens Over Trash/Ordinance

The Marathon County SWAT vehicle arrives to confiscate property from elderly Roger Hoeppner. (Photo: Ryan Lister)

I’m curious to see what folks have to say on this one. I have opinions, but I don’t want to influence the discussion.

The six-year legal fight is summarized by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

In 2008, the town sued Hoeppner over claimed violations of ordinances about zoning, signs, rubbish and vehicles. About a year later, the two sides settled; Hoeppner was supposed to clean up his property, and the town was supposed to open discussions about its zoning.

The town felt Hoeppner had not complied, and it brought a motion for contempt and enforcement. In September 2010, a judge ordered Hoeppner to remove certain items from his land.

The following May, the judge found Hoeppner had still not complied and authorized the town to seize assets. In the summer of 2011, the town hauled away several tractors, pallets, equipment and other items and auctioned them off for “pennies on the dollar,” according to Lister.

But the dispute wasn’t over. In April 2013, the judge entered a final judgment that imposed a $500-a-day fine against Hoeppner for not adhering to the original May 2011 order, and granting the town’s legal fees.

Hoeppner appealed, but lost in a March ruling. So by Oct. 2, he owed the town about $80,000, according to court records, and the Town of Stettin obtained a writ of execution to collect — without notice to Hoeppner or his attorneys, they say.

The reporting site had this to say:

The lawful oppression of the Hoeppners — which cost the couple $200,000 in legal fees and fines — perfectly illustrates the inherent injustice of zoning ordinances. When petty tyrants are able to dictate the rules for other people’s private property, homeowners are faced with a choice to submit or potentially lose everything, even over the most menial of complaints.

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Tennessee School Uses Nation Of Islam Handouts To “Teach” 8 Year Olds

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Why my kids are home-schooled:

The mother of an eight-year-old wants to know why a Tennessee school teacher gave her child a handout from the Nation of Islam that portrayed the presidents on Mount Rushmore as being racists.

Sommer Bauer tells me her son was given The Nation of Islam handout at Harold McCormick Elementary School in Elizabethton. The handout asked “What does it take to be on Mount Rushmore?”

The handout then explains that George Washington hailed from Virginia, a “prime breeder of black people.” Of Theodore Roosevelt, it was alleged he called Africans “ape-like.” There were also disparaging remarks made of Thomas Jefferson (he enslaved 200 Africans) and Abraham Lincoln.

She said her jaw dropped when she followed the link to a website that was listed on the handout. Imagine her surprise when up popped the Nation of Islam home page.

I support teaching the whole story. I support teaching that Thomas Jefferson and George Washington owned slaves. I support teaching that LBJ bragged that he’d “have them niggers voting Democrat for the next 200 years”, that FDR knowingly appointed a Klansman to the Supreme Court, that Robert Byrd was a Klansman, Jim Crow was the outgrowth of Democrat policies, the Klan was a Democrat organization. I’m all for it.

I do not support using the propaganda of a racist organization to infect children with the hate America virus. I support being honest about our past, good & bad. The leftists teaching your kids support teaching your kids to ignore the good and revile the bad, undermining their view of America and all the good she has done in the world.

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Because Targeted Ads Are Racist

We should give the FTC more power to regulate speech:

Companies that target certain people based on their online behavior could be practicing a form of discrimination, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) warned on Monday.

Some businesses look at massive amounts of information about what people do on the Internet to target ads to one group over another, which the ACLU told the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) “has the potential to significantly reinforce existing economic disparities between racial groups.”

“Because decisions about which advertisements to display are in some cases based on data about race or factors closely linked to race, we are in danger of segregating the consumer experience on the Web,” ACLU officials told FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez in a formal filing.

Both the FTC and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should investigate whether or not companies are violating the rules by using new forms of discrimination, the civil liberties group said.

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Minorities May Be Too Stupid To Know They Can Vote?

From Mother Jones, via MSDNC

Progressives believe that minorities are incapable of thinking for themselves, or surviving without the steady hand of their white liberal benefactors.

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Because Petting Dogs Is Un-Islamic

Sadly, I’m not making that up…

A Malaysian social activist has received death threats and torrents of online abuse for organizing a dog-familiarization event that religious conservatives claim insults Islam.

More than 1,000 people attended the “I Want to Touch a Dog” event in the affluent Bandar Utama neighborhood on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to learn about Islam’s views on canines and become familiar with the animals, which are a source of fear for many Malaysians.

But the event’s planner, Syed Azmi Alhabshi, has now been forced into hiding after hard-liners insisted he “should be stoned to death.”

While owning or touching a dog is not forbidden, they are viewed as unclean. If the slobber gets on you, you’re supposed to wash the area. The death-cult, however, is insisting that he be stoned-to-death (not in a good way), for daring to introduce people to dogs. But hey, it’s just another version of faith, like Christianity, right?

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Palestinian Murders American Baby, Obama Pacifies

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I know you’re all terribly shocked by this. A hajji uses a vehicle to run over a crowd in Israel, killing an American (baby, pictured above), and our President says that Israel should exercise restraint and the Secretary of State doesn’t even bother to put his name on the press release. Some Canadians get killed by hajjis and the President pledges our full support. Murdered Americans or Israelis – GOOD. Murdered Canadians or Muslims – BAD. Got it?

The Obama administration pledged its “full support” for Canada to “to hold those responsible” for Wednesday’s terrorist attack but told Israel “to maintain calm and avoid escalating tensions.”

The different reactions say in a nutshell everything you need to know how the United States is feeding what Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called a “worldwide epidemic” of terrorism.

The Obama administration constantly maintains that if Israel simply would stop trying to survive as a Jewish state and hand over more than half of the country to the Palestinian Authority on an Islamic platter, there will no longer be a reason for Arab terrorists to exist.

When a terrorist attacks in Ottawa, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says, “We will continue to work closely with our Canadian colleagues to ensure the safety of all our people, and together to counter violent extremism in North America and elsewhere around the world.”

When a terrorist attacks in Jerusalem, Kerry does not even bother to put his name on the press release. He dictates to Spokeswoman Jen Psaki to say, “We urge all sides to maintain calm and avoid escalating tensions in the wake of this incident.”

Contrast that with a previous American stance on terrorism:

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USA Today: Christianity More Dangerous Than Islam

I can’t help but wonder if Mary Zeiss Stange feels that we need to “grapple with the religious element in extremist violence” as regards Islam…

She sure goes out of her way to show that white Christians are the most dangerous, as proven by a federally funded study of a survey, where LEO’s were asked on a scale of 1-4, how dangerous they “think” a group is. Very scientific analysis.

Just when it seemed as if Nevada deadbeat rancherCliven Bundy had ridden off into the news media sunset, he has come trotting back with a challenge to Attorney General Eric Holder to debate the existence of racism in America.

In an ad supporting Independent American Party candidate Kamau Bakari’s challenge to Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., Bundy — white horse and all — chats with Bakari, who is African American, about the problem of black “political correctness,” and how “black folks think white folks owe them something.”

Bakari calls Bundy — who in April surrounded himself with armed supporters to avoid paying more than $1 million in grazing fees and penalties he had accumulated over two decades — “a brave white man.” Then comes the challenge to Holder.

This could be dismissed as yet the latest, and perhaps strangest, episode in Bundy’s self-created patriot saga, were it not for a recent report by the federally funded National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. [...]

Threat to homeland

Now, factor the Islamists — the usual default terrorist suspects — out of this list, and a striking pattern emerges. Contrary to the popular opinion that radical Islam is the primary threat to homeland security, Christianity provides the other four groups with their extremist rationale. All are in one way or another affiliated with the Christian Identity movement, a hodgepodge of anarchist and white supremacist politics dedicated to white Christian activism. It’s all about God vs. government, and shoring up the rights of Anglo-Saxon Americans.

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Nevada journalist Jon Ralston told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz that the really scary thing about the sovereignty movement is its members are beginning to think they are mainstream. Meanwhile, members of the movement are adopting Christian rhetoric, “evoking Scripture … and equating the Constitution with Scripture.”

The Bundy standoff — initially presented as prairie populism by popular media well beyond Fox News — reflects violent currents far deeper and older in American, and Christian, history. It needs to be seen for what it is — religious extremism taken to potentially lethal ends. To the extent that we as a society fail to grapple with the religious element in extremist violence, the blood is on all of our hands.

To be clear, I tend to think that Bundy owes the money. If the land is available to graze cattle, for a fee, he should pay the fee.

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The CDC Goes Full-Racist

Day late. Dollar short.:

All travelers who arrive in the U.S. from Ebola-stricken countries will be closely watched by public health officials starting Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday.

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, said that starting Monday anyone arriving from the three countries — Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia — will be actively monitored on a daily basis.

They will also face new rules about where they can travel within the United States, and must coordinate with health agencies in other states to ensure they continue to be monitored.

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I Visit A Psychic – INTP

I didn’t actually visit a psychic. I heard reference to the MMPI-2 and fell down the rabbit hole. One thing led to another and I found myself taking a personality profile.

I have taken these before, professionally. The military required a psych/type profile upon initial indoc. Delta Airlines did as well. The results of today’s profile were spot on. This is no wonder, since I answered the questions honestly. There is no trick to it. Your answers will indicate which type of person you are. It’s not rocket-surgery.

I have an Assertive INTP personality type which is Introverted (intuitive) with a strong focus on Thinking (logic over feelings). When I’ve taken these previously (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), the results have been the same.

I found the results and the supplemental information provided (today), quite helpful in understanding my type and others, and also helpful for assisting in dealing with others.

After you take the 10 minute profile, you will see the results. The accompanying information shows up as links at the bottom of each page:

    EXPLORE THIS TYPE

INTRODUCTION
Strengths & Weaknesses
Romantic Relationships
Friendships
Parenthood
Career Paths
Workplace Habits
Conclusion

Try it and feel free to share the results with us.

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Kurds: Taking It To ISIS In Syria

In lighter news, the two Austrian Jihad Barbie’s are now married, impregnated, and regretting their decision to live as worthless lumps of 2nd class flesh in the Islamic State. Heh.

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Sloe Joe: Someone Needs To Shoot Another White House Aide?

Stupid so thick, you’d need a chainsaw to cut through it:

Speaking at a Washington memorial service for the late James Brady — former White House press secretary who was wounded in the March 1981 assassination attempt against President Reagan — Mr. Biden said the fight to stop gun violence must never end.

“What we need is another Jim Brady, who has the skill and the ability to convince those who are afraid, who walk the halls of Congress, to step up and do what they know is right. One will come along. It will happen. I pray God it is sooner rather than later,” the vice president said.

Brady died Aug 4. Medical examiners ruled it a homicide, the direct result of the wounds he sustained in the 1981 assassination attempt.

Following that shooting, Brady went on to lead national campaign against gun violence. One of the most significant gun-control restrictions in recent history, the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act or “Brady Bill,” bears his name.

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FBI On Trial For Use Of NSL’s

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I don’t remember which part of the U.S. Constitution specifically allows law enforcement to use secret letters to spy on Americans, maybe I missed that day in Civics class. Here’s hoping that liberty prevails.

A federal appeals court this week will review whether the government can secretly conduct electronic surveillance on Americans without first obtaining a warrant.

The case, to be brought before a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit on Wednesday, could have sweeping digital-privacy implications, and it represents one of the most direct challenges to the legal authority for government spying in the post-Snowden era. Many observers expect the case to ultimately reach the Supreme Court.

At issue is whether the FBI can use so-called national security letters, or NSLs, to compel companies to hand over communications data or financial records of certain users for the purposes of a national security investigation. These letters permit the FBI to collect telephone and Internet data of suspects without court approval and they often place a gag order on companies, which prevents them from disclosing the government order.

National security letters have been around since the late 1970s but have grown in importance and frequency in recent years. Hundreds of thousands of such letters have been issued since the post-9/11 USA Patriot Act expanded their authority, and an overwhelming majority have been accompanied by gag orders. The Justice Department argues that NSLs are necessary to protect national security and thwart terrorist attacks.

But in 2011, an unidentified telecommunications company, represented by open-Internet activists with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, challenged the authority of an NSL it received, as well as the gag order preventing public disclosure.

Last year, the case landed in front of U.S. District Judge Susan Illston, who ruled that the FBI’s use of NSLs represented an unconstitutional breach of the First Amendment. She found the limited, after-the-fact judicial oversight of NSLs insufficient and ordered the government to cease using them and, additionally, to halt enforcement of their gag orders.

But Illston allowed the government 90 days to appeal, and because of “significant constitutional and national security issues at stake,” enforcement of her ruling was stayed.

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More Bad Cops Abusing People

Not the first time he’s been accused of abuse.

In 2009, Afanador was one of five officers who were defendants in a lawsuit against the NYPD. According to the complaint, Afanador and four of his colleagues were strip-searching a suspect on the street when plaintiff Ranique Williams walked by. For whatever reason—legally, he never needed one—Williams whipped out his camera and started snapping pictures.

Bad idea. Immediately, Williams was detained. He tried to call 911 to complain and asked for their badge numbers. They didn’t give any. Instead, they roughed him up, “slapping” the phone from his hand, “striking” him in the face and head, then “punching” him in the face while he was still handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser, never telling him he was under arrest. They also took his camera and his flash drive without a warrant.

As if that weren’t enough, the complaint alleges, Afanador and his colleagues initiated a malicious prosecution against Williams in an attempt to cover up the violent false arrest and the illegal search-and-seizure. (That prosecution was dismissed in 2009.)

Williams’ lawsuit against Afanador and the other cops cost the city a $37,500 settlement.

Whether or not Afanador’s arrest in 2008 went down exactly they way the complaint alleges—we’ll never know, since the case never went to trial—in hindsight the lawsuit stands in the record as a red flag that the NYPD ignored.

I defend cops all the time, reminding people that context matters. Circumstances matter. Most accusations of abuse never go anywhere, because if people aren’t accusing you of abuse, you aren’t having to go hands-on. There is no excuse to pistol whip a man in his face. The new video is pure, unadulterated, abuse. The cop should go to prison.

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NSA: Recruiting 13 Year Old Kids

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https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/10/09/nsa-plans-recruit-teenagers/”>How the NSA is recruiting your children, and creating the “unintended” consequence of encouraging future hackers, which will create a need for even more invasive government surveillance.

Kids across America no longer have to wait until college to plan on being a part of the National Security Agency. In fact, they could start preparing for their NSA careers as early as age 13.

The NSA has begun sponsoring cybersecurity camps for middle and high school students, agency recruiter Steven LaFountain told CNBC’s Eamon Javers in a recent interview. Six prototype camps launched this past summer, and the NSA hopes to eventually have a presence in schools in all 50 states.

The camps, LaFountain told CNBC, teach “low-level programming… where most cybersecurity vulnerabilities are” and sponsor activities like a “wireless scavenger hunt” in which 10th graders were dispatched to hunt down “rogue access points.” The general idea is to eliminate “threats out there on the Internet”

“The students are really, really into it,” LaFountain added.

This isn’t the first time the NSA has reached out to the youth of America. In 2010, the NSA introduced CryptoKids, animated characters tasked with the vital mission of informing kids about cybersecurity. And unlike Saturday morning cartoons, the CryptoKids are still going strong.

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Obama Openly Waiting For Elections On Immigration Executive Order

It’s such an important issue, that the people “want”, that they are openly admitting to waiting until it’s not going to hurt them politically, before they break the law.

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Mooch Supports Abortion Candidate “For The Kids”

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Unfortunately, you can’t make this mess up:

Michelle Obama joined a campaign rally for a pro-abortion Democratic gubernatorial candidate in the state of Maine.

… Just before saying this, “And here is what I want you to remember: Those kids, our kids, are counting on us to stand up for them this November. And there are so many of these kids all over the country who I meet every day who are counting on us. Kids like a young man named Lawrence Lawson who I met earlier this year.“

Apparently to Michelle Obama, supporting pro-abortion candidates such as her husband and Mike Michaud is somehow supporting kids.

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Target Panders To Less Than 2% Of Their Target Market

Yeah, I’m going there again. Much like Burger King, Target is casting their net in a cynical attempt to get dollars based on lifestyle loyalty marketing model. This model works for niche product providers, not mega-corporations with broad appeal to multiple demographics. Burger King’s gay whopper worked wonders for about a week. They then changed their motto again to “Your Way”. I told you so.

Target will waste a bunch of money on this campaign and gain 0% market share as a result. Fail.

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Nebraska Teachers: Use Gender Neutral “Purple Penguins” Instead Of “Boys & Girls”

This jack-assery is beyond the pale. We have gone full-retard as a society.

Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and use “gender inclusive” ones such as “purple penguins” instead.

“Don’t use phrases such as ‘boys and girls,’ ‘you guys,’ ‘ladies and gentlemen,’ and similarly gendered expressions to get kids’ attention,” instructs a training document given to middle-school teachers at the Lincoln Public Schools.

“Create classroom names and then ask all of the ‘purple penguins’ to meet on the rug,” it advises.

The document also warns against asking students to “line up as boys or girls,” and suggests asking them to line up by whether they prefer “skateboards or bikes/milk or juice/dogs or cats/summer or winter/talking or listening.”

“Always ask yourself . . . ‘Will this configuration create a gendered space?’” the document says.

The instructions were part of a list called “12 steps on the way to gender inclusiveness” developed by Gender Spectrum, an organization that “provides education, training and support to help create a gender sensitive and inclusive environment for children of all ages.”

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Hey Millenial, The White House Thinks You’re A Dumbass!

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BuzzFeed:

The White House is preparing a new emoji-based social media campaign to make it’s economic pitch to young people, BuzzFeed News has learned.

Starting Thursday, White House social media accounts will blast out charts, graphs, and yes, emojis, aimed at catching the eye of young voters weeks before the November elections.

Even the staid administration report illustrating administration efforts to reduce student loan costs and boost enrollment in the Affordable Care Act for younger Americans — both of which contribute to improved economic opportunity for those starting careers, according to the White House — has a youthful flavor. “15 ECONOMIC FACTS ABOUT MILLENNIALS,” reads the cover of the White House Council Of Economic Advisors report.

If the portion of millenials I have to deal with is representative of the whole demographic – I’m actually inclined to agree.

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Kerry: If Climate Change Skeptics Are Wrong, “Life As You Know It On Earth Ends”

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And if they are wrong, we hobble every advanced economy, spending trillions of dollars and giving unprecedented power to the all=pervasive state who has proven that they can’t even deliver the mail correctly.

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Proof That Monkeys Can Become People?

If you have ever wondered if there are limits to stupidity, the answer is no. If the chimp is granted personhood, wouldn’t that preclude anyone owning him, since it’s illegal to own another person?

We have gone completely off the rails as a society. We need an era of hardship, so people have to focus on real problems instead of being able to spend 3 decades trying to make monkeys into people.

A New York appeals court will consider this week whether chimpanzees are entitled to “legal personhood” in what experts say is the first case of its kind.

For Steven Wise, the lawyer behind the case involving a chimp named Tommy, it is the culmination of three decades of seeking to extend rights historically reserved for humans to other intelligent animals.

On Wednesday, a mid-level state appeals court in Albany will hear the case of the 26-year-old Tommy, who is owned by a human and lives alone in what Wise describes as a “dark, dank shed” in upstate New York.

Wise is seeking a ruling that Tommy has been unlawfully imprisoned and should be released to a chimp sanctuary in Florida.

A victory in the case could lead to a further expansion of rights for chimps and other higher-order animals, including elephants, dolphins, orcas and other non-human primates, Wise said.

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