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Trump Gives Bizarre Speech to Attendees of 2017 Boy Scout Jamboree

Trump Gives Bizarre Speech to Attendees of 2017 Boy Scout Jamboree:  President Donald Trump gave an absolutely bizarre speech at the 2017 Boy Scout Jamboree, regaling the youngsters with tales of attending cocktail get-togethers with “hot” guests and playboy industrialists, sharing nightlife tips, bragging about his election win and leading the scouts in a massive boo for ex-President Barack Obama.  Gee, I can hardly wait to hear what he plans to tell the…

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Added by Johnny Robish on July 24, 2017 at 9:26pm — 9 Comments

Bush’s Best Baked Beans Issues Recall

Bush’s Best Baked Beans Issues Recall:  The popular maker of Bush’s Best baked beans have issued a voluntary recall, saying some cans may have defective side seams which could allow the product to become contaminated with harmful bacteria.  Good grief, and this is their “best baked beans.”  I’d hate to think what the hell you’d be dealing with if you bought their crappy brand.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on July 23, 2017 at 9:33pm — No Comments

I try out an analogy to explain White Privilege

Let's say I live in Alaska, and the state government makes a lot of money from oil revenues. Let's also say that the State Government decides to cut checks to residents rather than increasing services. (So far, I think this happened.)



Let's say that the State Government, for the sake of my analogy, only cut checks to White residents.



I'm White. My check comes from the State in the mail. I was not involved in the decision to cut checks only to White residents. I cash my… Continue

Added by koshersalaami on July 23, 2017 at 12:04pm — 41 Comments

Trump Reportedly Considering Pardoning Himself

Trump Reportedly Considering Pardoning Himself:  News that Donald Trump and his lawyers are musing about the possibility of the President pardoning his family and himself to insulate them from any potential charges of wrongdoing related to the 2016 election has worked up many into a fury.  I beg your pardon - they’re considering what?  Frankly, sometimes I wish this family of grifters would just grab all the silverware and free souvenir pens and run away to…

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Added by Johnny Robish on July 22, 2017 at 8:51pm — 2 Comments

Coffee with Viagra-Like Ingredient Recalled

Coffee with Viagra-Like Ingredient Recalled:  A company based in Texas has voluntarily recalled a coffee product because it contains a substance similar to sildenafil, a drug used in the erectile dysfunction Viagra.

The FDA claims this…

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Added by Johnny Robish on July 21, 2017 at 10:09pm — 1 Comment

Can We End Racism?

No.  At least it won’t be easy.  Leave alone any consensus about what behaviors are racist.

I give you St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Paul Congemi.

He went on a racial tirade Tuesday when he told members of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement and backers of rival candidate Jesse Nevel’s campaign to “go back to Africa.”

Nevel, 27,…

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Added by Terry McKenna on July 21, 2017 at 3:00am — 63 Comments

Republican Asks NASA About Ancient Civilizations on Mars

Republican Asks NASA About Ancient Civilizations on Mars:  California Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who is vice chairman of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology, asked members of a NASA panel this week if there had been ancient civilizations on Mars.  Congressman Rohrabacher, don’t you realize that its dumb questions like that which make all the aliens who live on the dark side of the moon wanna mock us out?…

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Added by Johnny Robish on July 19, 2017 at 9:57pm — 6 Comments

Saudi Girl's Online Post in Miniskirt Draws Conservative Outrage

Saudi Girl's Online Post in Miniskirt Draws Conservative Outrage:  A young Saudi woman sparked a huge controversy over the weekend by posting a video of herself online in a miniskirt and crop top walking around in public, leading Saudi conservatives to call for her arrest.  In response to the video, an angry House Speaker Paul Ryan warned these are exactly the kind of young women who’ll grow up and attempt to enter the Speaker’s Lobby in sleeveless blouses…

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Added by Johnny Robish on July 18, 2017 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Defining The Division Within American Society

One Major Reason For the Ideological Division in America



Perhaps more than ever before the voter population of the United States of America seems more deeply divided between the question of conservative policy and the leftist agenda than at any time in history.…

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Added by Doc Vega on July 18, 2017 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

They killed a white woman this time.

The police killed a blond woman.  The shooter was a black cop.  

Hmmm.  Suppose that one factor that leads to police shootings is not racism but something else?   Suppose that the slaughter of black men by police is driven not just by racism but by poor training.  

Suppose that current day training has…

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Added by Terry McKenna on July 18, 2017 at 1:37pm — 18 Comments

Odd Signals Detected Coming From Distant Star

Odd Signals Detected Coming From Distant Star:  Astronomers say they've detected "strange signals" coming from the direction of a small red dwarf star, located about 11 light-years from Earth.  

Astronomers point out that while the signal could…

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Added by Johnny Robish on July 17, 2017 at 9:14pm — 7 Comments

Plant-Based Burger Smells, Tastes and Bleeds Like Real Thing

Plant-Based Burger Smells, Tastes and Bleeds Like Real Thing:  Scientist and chief executive of Impossible Foods Pat Brown has created a plant-based burger that he says recreates the texture, smell and flavor of meat that carnivores crave (including the blood) - while cutting down on the waste associated with meat production.  And, after you’ve completely devoured one of these babies, I’m guessing about the only left thing to do is wash it all down…

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Added by Johnny Robish on July 16, 2017 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Trillion-Ton Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica

Trillion-Ton Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica:  One of the largest icebergs ever recorded, packing about a trillion tons of ice or enough to fill up two Lake Eries, has just split off from Antarctica.  While climate scientists are blaming global warming, Fox news is blaming it on bartenders and cocktail servers, whom they say are the kind of people willing to do just about anything for more ice.…

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Added by Johnny Robish on July 15, 2017 at 10:09pm — No Comments

Words, Meanings and Definitions - much ado about nothing

It never ceases to amuse me when someone trots out a dictionary definition as part of an argument.  Dictionaries are at best warehouses of currently used words with the most popular meanings.  And they are always a few years out of date.  The more thorough the dictionary, the more out of date it is.  For example, the OED was first published in the 19th century, with its second edition out almost 30 years ago.  The third is due soon.…

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Added by Terry McKenna on July 15, 2017 at 4:50pm — 21 Comments

Trump Admits Wall Will Cover Less Than Half of Border

Trump Admits Wall Will Cover Less Than Half of Border:  Donald Trump conceded his much-touted southern wall along the US-Mexican border may end up covering less than half of the 2,000-mile frontier.  Hell, if they scale down this frigg'n wall any further, even Gary Busey might be able to pay for it.  My only question is, if only half the wall will is gonna be built, will it be the part on the Mexico side or the US side?…

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Added by Johnny Robish on July 14, 2017 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Researchers 3D Print Soft Artificial Heart That Pumps Blood

Researchers 3D Print Soft Artificial Heart That Pumps Blood:  A team of researchers at ETH Zurich have created what they say is the first artificial heart that’s entirely soft, with its pumping mechanism achieved by causing the silicone ventricles to pump just like a real…

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Added by Johnny Robish on July 13, 2017 at 9:17pm — 8 Comments

Scientists Teleport Particle Hundreds of Miles

Scientists Teleport Particle Hundreds of Miles:  Paving the way for more ambitious and futuristic breakthroughs, a team of Chinese scientists have for the first time “teleported” a photon hundreds of miles using a process known as “quantum entanglement.”  Scientists say that of all the possible applications for this new technology, perhaps the most exciting is the potential impact something like this could have on future pizza delivery. …

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Added by Johnny Robish on July 12, 2017 at 9:39pm — 9 Comments

Ex-Anheuser-Busch CEO Arrested Trying To Fly Helicopter Intoxicated

Ex-Anheuser-Busch CEO Arrested Trying To Fly Helicopter Intoxicated:  The former CEO of Anheuser-Busch, August Adolphus Busch IV, was arrested after he landed a helicopter in an Illinois business park and returned, appearing too intoxicated to take off.  Police say he also had drugs and guns in the chopper.  Hell, doesn’t he have anything to drink at home?  Good thing they caught him before he did something stupid like hold up a liquor…

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Added by Johnny Robish on July 11, 2017 at 10:59pm — 11 Comments

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