Fascist Seahawks burning our flag! Make this go viral and boycott these assholes!
If this is true, I don't know how it got out. Snopes says it's false, but I'm not sure I trust them.
Fascist Seahawks burning our flag! Make this go viral and boycott these assholes!
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave an interview to CBS News’ Charlie Rose Tuesday in which she said sexism was a “major factor” in Hillary’s 2016 loss.No, Madame Justice, Hillary's loss had nothing to do with sexism. If you consider her "extremely careless" approach to national security, the loss of thousands of emails, the four souls lost in Benghazi, the fact that the stayed with Bill after his flings, the way she destroyed women who accused him of rape, the fact that she lost her law license to unsavory behavior, and the fact that she's a lying, conniving, backstabbing, vituperative, corrupt, and vindictive. That and the fact that she lost two "lay-up" elections to political newcomers. She is absolutely unfit to be the President.
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In 2015, a police officer was 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male was to be killed by a police officer. Black males have made up 42 percent of all cop-killers over the last decade, though they are only 6 percent of the populationThe data available classifies only 16 black male victims of police shootings as "unarmed", and if so those are 16 too many. Still, the problem is not nearly as big as many people want to think it is.
The island has cleared people from within nearly 8 miles of the volcano, with the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation noting that heightened activity sent tremors through nearby areas and pushed smoke out of the mountain's crater.Of course, when a volcano erupts, it tends to cool the earth as ash and vapor get into the atmosphere. They don't know yet what the volcano is going to do, but it certainly bears watching.
"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."That seems to be a nonsensical reason to take a knee during the national anthem. It looks to me like it is protest for the sake of protest. Some folks defend it as a First Amendment right. I aslo note with some amusement that the guy who started it doesn't have a job this year.
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Pres. Trump: "It is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that Iran's gov't end its pursuit of death and destruction."But, he saved the best line for North Korea's fat little dictator
Trump on Kim Jong Un: "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime"Rocket Man! Heh. I like that.
“The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented. It is that socialism has been faithfully implemented."That has to be the best line in the whole speech. I see that the Dems are going crazy about our plain-spoken President, but for myself, I think he did great.
Hundreds and hundreds of small boats pulled by countless pickups and SUVs from across the South are headed for Houston or Florida. Almost all of them driven by men. They’re using their own property, sacrificing their own time, spending their own money, and risking their own lives for one reason: to help total strangers in desperate need.
Most of them are by themselves. Most are dressed like the redneck duck hunters and bass fisherman they are. Many are veterans. Most are wearing well-used gimme-hats, t-shirts, and jeans; and there’s a preponderance of camo. Most are probably gun owners, and most probably voted for Trump.
These are the people the Left loves to hate, the ones Maddow mocks. The ones Maher and Olbermann just *know* they’re so much better than. These are The Quiet Ones. They don’t wear masks and tear down statues. They don’t, as a rule, march and demonstrate.
But they’ll spend the next several days wading in cold, dirty water; dodging gators and water moccasins and fire ants; eating whatever meager rations are available; and sleeping wherever they can in dirty, damp clothes. Their reward is the tears and the hugs and the smiles from the terrified people they help. They’ll deliver one boatload, and then go back for more.
When disaster strikes, it’s what men do. Real men. Heroic men. American men. White men, Black men, Asian men, Hispanic men. And then they’ll knock back a few shots, or a few beers with like-minded men they’ve never met before, and talk about fish, or ten-point bucks, or the benefits of hollow-point ammo, or their F-150.
And the next time they hear someone talk about “the patriarchy”, or “male privilege”, they’ll snort, turn off the TV, if they have one, and go to bed.
In the meantime, they’ll likely be up again before dawn. To do it again. Until the helpless are rescued. And the work’s done.
They’re unlikely to be reimbursed. There won’t be medals. They won’t care. They’re the unsung heroes. And it’s what heroes do, get the job done and move on to the next job, or go home and resume their daily lives.They started out as the Cajun Navy, a group of volunteers out of Louisiana during the Denham Springs flood last year. Since then, they've gotten a little better organized, and they can put together a team on short notice. These guys are fishermen, or hunters, and know how to operate small boats in congested waters. They can launch anywhere, even in a flooded roadway (which is nothing more, really, than a nice bat-launch ramp).
The leaders of the Senate Health Committee expressed optimism Thursday that a bipartisan deal to stabilize the insurance markets was within reach.How Bernie Care hurts working people.
Medicare for All doesn’t just offer government health insurance to the needy. It makes private coverage illegal, including the health coverage you get at your job. Employers are prohibited from covering workers, retirees and their families.I really wish someone would, rationally, explain to me why the federal government has any business in health care at all. I've looked through the Constitution and don't see anything about health care at all.
The Sanders bill would add hundreds of millions of people into an already financially-strapped program while making it more generous — within four years. At no point in the legislation does he describe how he would expect to pay for this ambitious idea or deal with massive disruption it would mean for businesses, workers, and those trying to access care.The problem is, that Americans like free stuff, and a politician who will give them free stuff.. Bernie could just as easily promised "forty acres and a mule", or "a chicken in every pot". But, those two populist canards have been used for too long. I guess he needed to come up with something new, so Universal Health Care is the latest rallying cry. I'm surprised that otherwise intelligent people fall for it.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a joint statement at roughly the same time as Trump was speaking to the press that his tweets were not inconsistent with what they'd claimed.They may be disappointed. President Trump, if he knows anything at all, knows the art of the deal. Plenty of folks have left meeting with him over the years thinking that they had a deal, but were later disappointed. Schumer and Pelosi are no different.
They said last night after a White House dinner that an agreement had been brokered that would protect the 800,000 immigrants who benefited from former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.
Trump had put the program on a six-month sunset and urged Congress to pass legislation in that window to keep Dreamers, as they are called, in the U.S. permanently.That sounds reasonable. Give Congress six months to sort it out and put legislation on his desk. They've had plenty of time to do that in the past, and never could seem to get it done.
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“I didn’t get anything like that respect from Sanders and his supporters,” Clinton said. “And it hurt. You know, to have basically captured the nomination, ending up with more than 4 million votes than he had. And he dragged it out.”It hurt, did it? Cry me a river.
Good things come in lightweight, 84mm packages: Following its fielding of the M3 MAAWS last year, the US Army has announced its decision to sole-source 1,111 improved lightweight M3E1 MAAWS recoilless rifles from Saab Dynamics, in a listing at FBO.gov. The new weapon is based on the Saab Dynamics M4 variant of the venerable Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle, which improves over the previous M3 by reducing weight by 30% (22 pounds down to 15.4 pounds) and length by 14% (1,100mm down to 950mm). The M3E1 is expected to be type classified as the M3A1 Multi-Role Anti-Armor/Anti-Personnel Weapon System (MAAWS).Back in the day, when I was in the walking-around Army ('73-75) we had recoilless rifles in the inventory. I actually got to fire an M20, 75 mm recoilless rifle at Fort Riley during pre-commissioning training. It was a cool rifle, deadly and noisy as hell, and after that I never saw one in use.
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|Pixie Quick, out of north Texas (DFW club)|
|Slowpoke, out of Virginia. A top gun in this game.|
|Gabe and Skagway jawing.|
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Texas can be divided into roughly three major drainage areas. Those places that eventually flow into the Rio Grande, those that feed into the Brazos and Trinity, and those that supply the Red. Many of those streams drain south and east into the plains around what is now Houston – Port Arthur.
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So Houston was developed on wetlands, or specifically on higher areas within wetlands and streams called bayous. Buffalo Bayou is one of the best known, but there are scads of them, or were. Houston also sits on sediment that is slowly sliding down into the Gulf of Mexico and has been since the end of the last ice age. To compound the problem, in the ’50s and ’60s, groundwater pumping was tried to augment Houston and some of the surrounding towns’ water supplies, and that lowered a few areas almost below sea level before pumping stopped.We all know that grass, trees and open spaces absorb rain. Conversely, buildings, parking lots and roads to not absorb rain. That rain has to go somewhere and that's what we call "drainage".
Buildings, parking lots, and streets do not absorb rain. So the water must be directed somewhere, through storm sewers usually, and sent away. To make a long story really short and simple, a lot of urban areas have so much pavement (impermeable surface) as compared to absorbent ground that hard, fast rainfall causes street flooding. Denver, Amarillo, Garden City in KS, LA, anywhere you get a lot of rain in a short period of time can have minor flooding.Major cities tend to grow, and developers like to build on flat areas. Houses, roads, shopping malls, all contribute to moving water. When all the bayous, creeks, and sloughs fill up, the water quits moving. And, the folks upstream start seeing their water quit moving. Which contributes to flooding in places that don't normally see flooding. When you have a catastrophic storm like Harvey, or Katrina, or Sandy, we see flooding in areas that didn't flood 50 years ago.
The problem with Houston and the surrounding area is that over the past 150 years or so, more and more has been built on the bayous and wetlands along the Texas Gulf Coast, and upstream. So not only has there been far too much rainfall for the ground to absorb (30″ in 36 hours is too much even on absorbent ground), but it is falling upstream and filling the rivers that drain into the lower areas. And the development in that part of the state has covered over the soil and streams, reducing the amount of vegetation, and so it floodedGo read the whole thing, It's worth the time,