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johngalt:

PC kills …

Originally posted on The Last Refuge:

E Pluribus Unum

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Originally posted on Rare:

SANTA ANA, Calif. — The Mexican government Thursday will start issuing birth certificates to its citizens at its consulates in the United States to make it easier for immigrants to obtain U.S. work permits, driver’s licenses and protection from deportation.

Until now, Mexico has required its citizens to get birth certificates at government offices in Mexico. Many of those living in the U.S. ask friends and relatives back home to retrieve the paperwork, but the delay can hold up their applications for various benefits.

Now, even as Republicans in Congress try to undo President Barack Obama’s plan to protect millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S., Mexico is trying to help them apply for programs that would allow them to remain temporarily in this country and continue sending money back to relatives across the border.

“It is a huge help. It helps individuals really begin to formulate their formal…

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

What’s this about The New Republic publishing a review of a movie the reviewer hasn’t seen?

He’s not kidding. The review, written by Dennis Ross, actually includes the paragraph, “I have not seen American Sniper. But if the trailer is any indication, Eastwood’s film, like Zero Dark Thirty, tries to make a straightforward situation more complex than it is.”

Oh, did we say written by Dennis Ross? Make that Dennis Jett, professor of international affairs at Penn State University.

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

A lot of people weighed in on why they think Obama didn’t make the trip to France today. Before we get to the top 10, here are some honorable mentions:

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

Here is the front page of the New York Daily News that New Yorkers will see on their way to work tomorrow:

“Wow,” indeed.

Although early reaction to the cover is mixed. First up, those who liked it:

…and those who do not:

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I-94 Insane Accident (150+ Car Pileup)

 

 

Published on Jan 9, 2015

” Terrible accident on I-94 in Michigan on 1/9/15. Thoughts and Prayers to Everyone Involved. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

johngalt:

Another one bites the dust … thanks to a gun

Originally posted on Give Me Liberty:

This is from WISN 12 ABC Milwaukee.

This robber wanted to be picked the wrong place to rob as a result, he becomes a Darwin Award Winner.

MILWAUKEE —A robber was shot and killed at a Milwaukee barbershop Friday afternoon.

The robbery happened about 12:30 p.m. at the Level Up Barber Shop and Auto Body Repair near 31st Street and Cameron Avenue.

A co-owner of the store, who asked only to be identified as Ty, talked about the fatal shooting and attempted robbery.

“He asked some questions about how much a haircut costs, then went into the bathroom to put his mask on and get his gun ready or whatever,” Ty said.

Milwaukee police said the robber started patting down customers when one of them pulled out a gun and shot the man.

The co-owner said his customer protected himself and other patrons.

“One of the customers acted in self-defense…

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Originally posted on Rare:

GALESBURG, Mich. (AP) — Police say roughly 150 vehicles were involved in a fatal pileup along a snowy Michigan interstate that caused fires on trucks carrying fireworks and acid.

All hazardous materials have burned off from the Friday morning accident, but police were advising residents to stay indoors if they lived within a mile of the accident on Interstate 94 in southwestern Michigan.

Authorities are blaming snow, wind and poor visibility.

Michigan State Police Lt. Rick Pazder says the accident killed one person — a trucker from Ottawa, Canada — and injured an unknown number of people. He says investigators believe around 150 vehicles were involved, mostly in westbound lanes.

The crashes were reported between mile markers 88 and 92 in eastern Kalamazoo County, near Galesburg.

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johngalt:

Because laws never saved anyone …

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Does this really need to be asked?

The WaPo author quoted National Review’s Jim Geraghty, who “pondered how the event [attack at the Charlie Hebdo office] would go down in the United States, where more gun ownership could have prompted an ‘armed response from ordinary citizens.'” That’s apparently a radical notion to those who are for an unarmed populace.

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Originally posted on Mountain Republic:

The U.S. heads a global credit-fueled empire

Bill Bonner
Acting Man Blog

Practically every day in these Diary entries we mock investors, Democrats, Republicans, teetotalers, terrorists, anti-terrorists, economists… and almost everyone else.

We are equal opportunity mockers – insensitive to race, color, creed or body-fat ratio.

The mocked have only menaced us twice. Once, a journalist went off his head and sent a letter threatening to murder one of our children. We knew the sender personally; we judged him incapable of the act and recommended medical treatment.

The second time was in 2003. When we mocked President G.W. Bush’s attack on Iraq, a dear reader held his own tribunal and found us guilty of treason – a crime, he said, that should be punished by death.

Again, we brushed it off and continued making fun of the warmongers. We mock people. But we do not mock their gods. Who knows?…

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johngalt:

Cold , cold , cold …

Originally posted on Real Science:

After the most extensive autumn snow cover on record, December snow cover also continued its 60 year rise.  This is caused by Arctic air pushing further south than it used to.

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Rutgers University Climate Lab :: Global Snow Lab

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Originally posted on Socialism is not the Answer:

Truth Uncensored

Non-Muslim ‘no-entry’ zones have been multiplying all over Europe, and even popping up in cities here in the U.S. This should heighten every American’s awareness of the imminent danger we as a nation face. Once established, they are unsafe, and proving deadly for non-Muslims to inhabit or even to walk through the neighborhood.

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These signs are being placed all over the UK

Parts of the UK have already become ‘no-go’ areas for police because minority communities are operating their own justice systems, according to the Chief Inspector of Constabulary.

Honor killings, domestic violence, sexual abuse of children and female genital mutilations are just some of the offences that are believed to be unreported in some cities and growing at an alarming rate.

 

It starts off innocently enough with them wanting to share a neighborhood with like-minded, religious thinking community dwellers. They slowly grow larger, and incorporate more…

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2014 US Climate Report

Originally posted on Real Science:

Driving to work on Thursday, I heard NCDC announce that 2014 was hotter than normal in the US for the 18th consecutive year, and that it was an extreme climate year.

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State of the Climate | National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

This is nonsense. Before data tampering, the US was below normal, as were four of the last seven years.

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In order to create their fake US temperature graph, they massively alter the data

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Including completely fabricating 30% of the monthly data, which they say is missing.

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The net result of their tampering is to create a warming trend which does not exist in the data – as seen in the animation below.

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More than two thirds of the states were below normal temperature. West Virginia was 2C below normal.

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Current Climate Summary Maps – Powered by ACIS – High Plains Regional Climate Center

The ratio of record lows to…

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Originally posted on The Muslim Issue:

Britain continues to be the favorite HQ of terrorists, as Abu Hamza stated to US courts. Hamza said the British government and authorities made it so easy for them to operate in the UK and would “never bother them” making  Britanistan a favorite amongst Muslim terrorists.
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Charlie Hebdo terror mentor’s wife on benefits in Leicester

Sylvie Beghal, a French citizen, lives rent-free in a four-bedroom house in Leicester having arrived with her children in search of a more ‘Islamic environment’

Bill Gardner
11:07PM GMT 09 Jan 2015

Amedy Coulibaly with his jihadist mentor Djamel Beghal

The wife of an al-Qaeda linchpin who mentored the Charlie Hebdo murderers is living on benefits in Britain after deciding France was too strict.

Sylvie Beghal, a French citizen, lives rent-free in a four-bedroom house in Leicester having arrived with her children in search of a more “Islamic environment”. She is married to Djamel Beghal, a former London-based lieutenant of Abu…

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Streaming Devices Poised To Dominate Viewing Preferences As Seven In 10 TV Viewers Stream Programming

 

 

 

 

 

” While the television continues to provide the best quality picture and viewing experience, the way content is being discovered and consumed is changing dramatically, especially for millennials. According to the preliminary results of the second NATPE||Content First and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® joint research study on consumers’ attitudes toward television viewing, just 55 percent of millennials use TVs as their primary viewing platform, while streaming devices – laptops, tablets, and smartphones – are poised to dominate their viewing preferences.

  CEA and NATPE commissioned the study, conducted by E-Poll Market Research, to evaluate the TV content distribution landscape, explore the dynamics at play against the background of exploding consumer choices and determine how consumers find TV content and view it across different platforms. The initial findings were released today during a panel session held at the 2015 International CES®. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2015 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, runs January 6-9, in Las Vegas, Nevada.”

 

 

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” Among the study’s findings:

  • Millennials flock to streaming. The millennial demographic group – age 13 to 34 – is comfortable using many different sources of TV program content and consequently are significantly more likely to consume full-length TV programs from a streaming source (84 percent streamed in the past six months) than live TV programming at its original air time (54 percent), or recorded content from a DVR (33 percent).
  • Millennials value their Netflix subscriptions more than broadcast or cable. Millennials value their ability to stream content above cable or broadcast channels. The ability to choose what they want to watch when they want to watch it is of high value to all three generational groupings, but particularly among millennials. In the study, 51 percent consider subscription to Netflix “very valuable,” compared to 42 percent for broadcast channels, and 36 percent for cable subscriptions.
  • Gen Xers love video on demand and DVRs. Gen Xers tend to be the heaviest users of their cable/satellite/telco time shifting offerings including video on demand (VOD) and DVR. Among those in this age group who have access to VOD, 76 percent use their VOD service once a week or more often, similar to SVOD usage. The study found DVRs are primarily used to avoid commercials, while VOD is for convenience.”

 

    Given the average customer satisfaction rating of the cable networks , the growing popularity of streaming video is hardly a surprise .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Makerbot Is Letting You 3D Print With Metal, Limestone, And Wood

 

 

 

 

” Makerbot—perhaps the most consumer-friendly of 3D printer manufacturers—is about to go a long way toward turning the tech into something consumers can actually use. Starting late this year, MakerBot is going to let you 3D print with a range of new materials, including composites of limestone, iron, and wood.

  The new PLA filaments are made with composites of the actual material they’re meant to replicate, meaning that what you 3D print doesn’t have to just be a plastic model of what you want. It’s going to look—and feel—a hell of a lot more like the object it’s imitating.”

 

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Colourful Fireworks Fill The Sky As Fireworks Factory Explodes, Injuring Two

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Dramatic video footage captures the moment a fireworks factory exploded in Columbia injuring at least two people.

  The massive blast happened in the town of Granada, near the capital Bogata , Sky News reported. Rescue teams have so far been unable to get close to the site to find out if anyone else was hurt.

  In the video there is a loud bang and the factory suddenly ignites shattering the peace of the lush green countryside.”

 

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This Is The Video CNN Will Play When The World Ends

 

 

 

 

 

” Thirty-four years ago, at the launch of Ted Turner’s Cable News Network, the founder made a grandiose and specific promise about his newly created round-the-clock operation. “Barring satellite problems, we won’t be signing off until the world ends,” Turner declared. And in anticipation, he prepared a final video segment for the apocalypse:

  We’ll be on, and we will cover the end of the world, live, and that will be our last event. We’ll play the National Anthem only one time, on the first of June [the day CNN launched], and when the end of the world comes, we’ll play ‘Nearer My God To Thee’ before we sign off.

  People thought he was joking. We have proof that he wasn’t. Below is the never-before-seen video the last living CNN employee will be required to play before succumbing to radiation poisoning, the plague, zombies, or whatever crazy end Turner saw coming. “

Jalopnik has the whole story

Elders React To Kim Kardashian

 

 

 

Published on Jan 1, 2015

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Over 1000 People Killed By Cops In 2014, FBI Trying To Falsely Report Actual Numbers

 

 

 

 

 

” (ANTIMEDIA) Another year has come to an end, which means another set of Unified Crime Reports (UCR) will be published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The reports are supposed to be the most authoritative set of data on crime in the US. 

  As has become the habit with most federal documents, the numbers are cooked. They could have honestly just made them up. In 2013, the FBI reported that there were 461 people killed by cops in the US.

  461 seems to be a fairly good number. It fits with the estimates of 500 per year that most believe to be accurate. The problem is that the actual number of people killed by cops in 2013 is much higher.

  On May 1st, 2013 activists began keeping track of

 

“ Corporate news reports of people killed by nonmilitary law enforcement officers, whether in the line of duty or not, and regardless of reason or method.

  Inclusion implies neither wrongdoing nor justification on the part of the person killed or the officer involved. The post merely documents the occurrence of a death.”

  Even though they missed the first four months of the year, they logged over 763 people killed by cops from May until the year’s end.

  The results can be found here, complete with links to the stories about the individual killings.

  2013 wasn’t an exceptionally high year. The website catalogs over 1000 people killed by police in 2014. The UCR has never reported anything even remotely close to this number.

  Readers are left with choosing from three options:

  The Federal Bureau of Investigation, an agency known for investigating things, can’t simply count up news reports of people killed by cops.

  The FBI has set the criteria for inclusion in the report so narrowly that more than half of those people killed by cops just don’t make the cut.

  The FBI is intentionally lying about the number of people killed.

  The answer is a combination of all three.

  The FBI has no desire to publicize the number of people killed by cops. After all this is the same government entity that has shot 150 people, and cleared themselves in every single case. Even in the case that resulted in the US taxpayers having to fork over $1.3 million to the victim of an FBI shooting, it was deemed justified. If the government wanted to disclose accurate numbers, they could. It isn’t difficult. Apparently, literacy is not a requirement to work for the FBI because they certainly aren’t reading the papers.

  The criteria is exceedingly narrow and vague all at the same time. To be included, the case must involve a justifiable homicide of a felon by a law enforcement officer while on duty. So when cops kill someone for selling loose cigarettes, it isn’t included because it’s a misdemeanor. When a cop guns down an unarmed kid in a Wal-Mart, it isn’t included because there was no crime being committed by the suspect. When an off-duty cop flips out and shoots a woman in the head because he didn’t like her driving, it isn’t included.

  In other words, the report intentionally leaves out the cases most likely to be unjustified. People shot for committing petty crimes aren’t included, and those that were shot for committing no crime are not included.

  The report is predetermined to only include good, old-fashioned, bad guys that were shot and killed by a cop wearing a white hat before he rode off into the sunset with Miss Kitty while his still smoking peacemaker hung at his hip.

  Given that the FBI has found a way to intentionally filter out cases and has made no effort to reconcile their report with the facts, it must be concluded that they are intentionally lying to the American public and to the policy makers who rely on this data to make decisions.

  If the reader is in the mood to have news of a killing by police hit their Facebook newsfeed about 3 times a day, the Killed by Police Facebook page posts incidents in real time as they are discovered.”

 

 

Reprinted with permission from The Antimedia and author Justin King

 

    Below is a list of those killed by police in the US during the course of 2014 as researched and provided by “Killed By Police” :

 

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Originally posted on Rare:

It’s the time of year when towns begin to get buried under feet of snow.

Watch as this town in Slovenia collects 10 inches in just 40 seconds.

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Kid Destroys Dollar Store

 

 

 

    This young man deserves a good old-fashioned “ass-whipping” , as do the parents/guardians that left him unsupervised . Of course the “grownup” that followed him around the store for over three minutes filming the destruction , yet doing nothing to stop it is hardly blameless . WTF is wrong with people today ? No respect  … for others , for property , for themselves … Shame

johngalt:

Happy drunken holidays …

Originally posted on Rare:

‘Twas two days after Christmas and all over the road a drunk creature was swerving.

A woman saw the driver of a white van in front of her behaving in an aggressive, dangerous way and had her son start filming. The road-raging drunk rear-ended one car on purpose and, as predicted, ended up clipping a few more before crashing in the woods.

When the accident happened, her son ran across the Illinois road, peered into the van and remarked, “Yeah, this guy is drunk. This guy is wasted.”

It’s amazing that no one was seriously hurt or killed in this incident because there was some seriously inexplicable behavior going on.

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johngalt:

Who the hell is Azealia Banks ?

Originally posted on Twitchy:

As Executive Director of the Tracing Center, James DeWolf Perry has devoted a major portion of his life to educating Americans about the horrors of slavery. He was “nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as the principal historical consultant for our PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North.” He is, in other words, the perfect white liberal. You might think this would win him some points with hard-core leftist Azealia Banks, a singer/songwriter. Not exactly. Read her harangues below, then see how Mr. White Liberal responded.

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