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Feb 17 17:07

Obama: Americans Wouldn’t Want to Give Trump the Nuclear Codes

“Whoever is standing where I’m standing right now has the nuclear codes with them and can order 21-year-olds into a firefight,” Obama said.

Which reminds me, Obama has the nuclear codes and can order 21-year-olds into a firefight… how scary is that?

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Feb 17 17:06

S. Dakota Senate Passes Bill Mandating Students Use the Bathroom for the Sex They Were Born With

It was the first state to do so. The real question is, why is that such a hard concept that it requires a state law to be passed to uphold it?

Public bathrooms are broken down by anatomical differences — not mental ones. Which bathroom a person uses is not, and has never been, based on what he or she thinks or wishes about him or herself. The bathroom is based on whether or not a person has a penis or a vagina.

The same could be said for most things in society. Getting a job as an airplane pilot is based on whether or not a person possesses the physical capability to fly a plane. People don’t get to walk into airports and fly planes simply because they dressed up in a pilot’s uniform and think they can fly… without actually being able to do it.

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Feb 17 17:05

Transanimal? This Lady Really Believes She’s a Cat Trapped in a Human’s Body

Once upon a time, this would have been considered crazy… but in today’s politically correct environment of safe spaces and microaggressions, it might be considered a civil rights issue instead.

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Feb 17 17:04

Marine From Famous War Photo Was Robbed and Beaten by ‘Black Lives Matter’ Teens

The group surrounded his table while he ate and asked him “Do you believe black lives matter?” before calling him a racist.

“I felt threatened and thought they were trying to intimidate me, so I figured I’m just going to keep to my food, eat my food and hopefully they’ll leave me alone,” he said in an interview. He doesn’t remember what happened after that.

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Feb 17 17:04

Obama Is Skipping Scalia’s Funeral, Too Busy Picking out Scalia’s Replacement

Obama doesn’t even have to play along anymore, it being his last year and all, but still. Is there a more blatant form of disrespect within the bounds of polite society?

Guess Obama is too busy picking out Scalia’s replacement so he can effectively own a third of the Supreme Court for life. Oh, and he claims now in retrospect he feels bad that he filibustered George W. Bush’s nomination of Alito back in 2006 when Obama was a senator, but he also claims somehow that’s totally different than now when Obama is about to be the president who has gotten to nominate a third of the Supreme Court for life.
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Feb 17 17:02

Nonchalant Shooting Victim Gets Interviewed by Local News Live Right After Being Shot

This is just… strange. You’d expect to see this in a parody spoof about Chicago gun violence, not in real life.

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Feb 17 16:53

Women High on List of Victims of Hillary Clinton’s Hawkish Foreign Policy

Yesterday Foreign Policy in Focus posted an article by Stephen Zunes on Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy. It’s of sufficient eloquence and importance to spur us to enter the echo chamber and emphasize some of its key points. Professor Zunes points out that “several things about Clinton’s record would make her an unusual standard bearer for” the cause of women. For instance:

Feb 17 16:45

The Ujima People’s Progress Party: Maryland’s First Black Worker Led Political Party

Nnamdi Scott of the Ujima People’s Progress Party joined us to discuss independent politics, the 2016 presidential election and Baltimore’s mayoral race.

Feb 17 16:42

China Considers Putting Nukes Under Military Control

Colonel Larry Wilkerson explains the significance of China considering placing nuclear arsenal on high alert.

Feb 17 16:41

Molotovs & Fireworks: Pro-Kurdish demonstrators clash with police in Istanbul

Protesters used Molotov cocktails and fireworks against police vehicles as clashes escalated between pro-Kurdish demonstrators and Turkish security forces in Istanbul. Police responded by deploying water cannon and tear gas.

Feb 17 16:38

Jeb Bush's Son Arrested for DUI

Feb 17 16:31

Meet the corporations lobbying the hardest for TTIP and ending democracy

It is quite incredible that the unelected bureaucrats of the EU Commission are even entertaining such an idea as the deeply unpopular TTIP trade deal amid huge citizen protest whilst already facing multiple episodes of social, political and economic unrest and crisis as the demise of the European project gathers pace.

Feb 17 16:28

Kos Battle: Despite protests Greece will go ahead with planned refugee centers

Riot police have used tear gas on protesters on the Greek island of Kos.

Feb 17 16:25

Obama’s ‘Moderate’ Syrian Deception

Secretary of State John Kerry insisted at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday that the agreement with Russia on a temporary halt in the war in Syria can only be carried out if Russia stops its airstrikes against what Kerry is now calling “legitimate opposition groups.”

Feb 17 16:19

Kissinger? Kissinger Who?

Last week, presidential challenger Bernie Sanders attacked his rival Hillary Clinton live on US television for taking advice from Nixon-era Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, whom he accused of paving the way for genocide with his bombing of Cambodia.

You know who wasn’t impressed? US television.

Feb 17 16:17

Dis-connect? Jihadi John’s alleged recruiter tracked through LinkedIn

A dangerous jihadist who’s believed to have recruited the British ISIS executioner known as Jihadi John, may have inadvertently disclosed his location.

Feb 17 16:12

“Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise”: Film on Writer & Activist Chronicles Extraordinary Life

In a Black History Month special, we remember the life and legacy of the legendary poet, playwright and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. For the first time, a documentary has chronicled her remarkable life. She was raped as a child and refused to speak for five years. She went on to become an accomplished singer and actress, then worked with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.