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I want to get back to free speech and away from all this thought policing and the right seems more likely to do that than the left.

Breitbart used to say, “Politics is downstream from culture,” and that is where Obama has done most of his damage.
Over half the country agrees that race relations have taken a nosedive since he took office and a mere 8% say they’ve improved. This is relevant because blacks who have been brainwashed into thinking America has mandatory racism are more likely to burn down the CVS when a cop shoots a black kid. Insisting Muslims are our friends allows Iran to get nukes and opens the door for #rapefugees. When our president refuses to Google the mythical wage gap, we lose billions to affirmative-action policies trying to correct a sexism problem that isn’t there. Liberal leaders are so adamant we let gays do whatever they want; it includes bullying Christians into violating their own religions. The same people who want the government out of the bedroom don’t mind the government in your brain. The Cost of Prejudice



What is the fastest speed of any object on the earth?

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The shaft had, in effect, become a enormous 500-foot long, four-foot wide gun barrel with the energy of billions of pounds of TNT released at one end and, at the other end, the now insignificantly small metal cap, about the equivalent of a bottle cap on the end of a naval gun.
As it happens, a very high speed film camera was recording the event and was expected to capture in slow motion the path and speed of any ejecta from the hole. Unfortunately, the camera, which had quite a wide view of top of the hole and and the area around and above, recorded the “manhole cover” on only one frame. There was no malfunction of the camera, it’s just that the “manhole cover” blasted out of sight so fast that the camera only saw it for one frame. Later calculations showed that the heretofore mundane four-foot metal disk had been launched at six times Earth’s escape velocity. That’s one hundred fifty thousand miles per hour. Talon Torres @ Quora


SpaceBar: The Invisible Punctuator



Why bald eagles are always photographed from the side

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It’s “deer-dodging season” around Moab, Utah.

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Herds of deer have been driven down into the valleys by the mountain snow.
Bored deer entertain themselves by standing around in the roadside bushes waiting for cars and trucks to come along so they can launch kamikaze attacks by bounding across the road in front of drivers. It’s a bizarre sport - played by deranged deer on one side and anxious drivers on the other – with deadly results for both sometimes. Every hunter has a deer-dodging story. “Almost got my buck – an 8 pointer – just grazed his ass when he shot out in front of my car.” -- Robert Fulghum


Water. It’s all around, but it’s bloody hard to drink in Antarctica.

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Because remember, Antarctica is a desert, and a high-altitude desert at that.
Worsley spent part of his journey climbing the Titan Dome, which rises above 10,000 feet. Every minute, you inhale dry-as-bones air, humidify it with moisture in your lungs, and expel that water into the environment. Plus you’re sweating. Tibton estimates that you’d need to drink about six liters a day—which, by the way, you can’t just scoop up from the snow as you walk along. Every drop you drink, you have to gather and melt over your little stove. People Cross Antarctica All the Time. It's Still Crazy Hard | WIRED


The long reach of time

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So that’s how it happened that my mother was raised by four people, two of whom had been born during the early 1850s.
All four of them had held and reassured my mother when those booming noises had announced the end of the Great War in that scene that constituted her first memory. So, although my mother became a modern woman who smoked cigarettes, drove a car, went to college, and voted as soon as she turned twenty-one (in that order, I believe), two of the people closest to her in her youth remembered the Civil War vividly. - - neo-neocon


If you are a normal, traditional American of any race or religion, the Democrats hate you.

Yeah, they hate white men with a purple passion, but they hate middle-class black guys and Korean shopkeepers too.
Their appeal is exclusively to poor minorities, plutocrats, government employees and the upper reaches of the managerial class. If you are a mailman, the Democrats are the good bet, even if you are a pale penis person. If you are running a UPS Store franchise, the Democrats are your enemy, even if you are a one-legged black lesbian Elvis impersonator. That’s the thing. Their appeal is really just a relentless assault on an ever widening array of enemies. It’s a party of old rich white people promising to smash up the while middle class and give the bits to those who vote Democrat. The Null Party | The Z Blog


The fact a man (or woman) wants to be president should disqualify him, of course;

but as there is no prospect of return to the original Electoral College, envisioned by the American Founding Fathers,
the responsibility to eliminate quacks, demagogues, criminals, careerists, the unteachably stupid, and the insane, falls on the public at large. As those Founders realized, “the people” would make an extremely unreliable “safety net,” for the preservation of their own liberties. Men of some character and understanding would be indispensable. Backhand compliment : Essays in Idleness


It was “long distance,” and that cost money.

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There were no area codes back then, so if you wanted to call long distance, you dialed 0 (“Oh”) for an operator.
She (it was always a she) would then call the number you wanted and patch it through, often by plugging a cable between two holes in a “switchboard.” Toll-free calls could be made only to a few dozen local exchanges listed in the front of your phone book. Calls to distant states were even more expensive, and tended to sound awful. Calls outside the country required an “overseas operator,” were barely audible, and cost more than a brake job. Doc Searls Weblog · The Giant Zero


I do not want America to be the world's policeman;

I want America to be the world's king. Someone will be. Might a well be us. - Don Surber

Well Ghost, it's like this....

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They're like the 'Walking dead'. It isn't what you did or didn't do, allowed or anything else.
You, me, and other in agreement will simply be overrun by sheer numbers. You cannot shoot enough of them or move far enough away. The answer probably lies in secession, dividing the country into two Americas. And who is to say that "they" would allow anyone to escape their clutches freely. The Civil War aka The War of Northern Aggression will seem like a school yard "Oh Yea!" fight. It won't end with one side drying "Uncle" either. This will leave no one standing on the losing side. -- Vermont Woodchuck


My worldview has receded to that of the European thirteenth century, which I don’t find represented by any of the current political parties.

My loyalty to “the West” is only a knee-jerk extension of my loyalty to Christendom
— which rekindles whenever the sun catches upon a shard of its broken stained glass. I am a “neocon” only in the sense that I remain gung-ho against the Saracens, and am for clearing highwaymen off the open roads — for sake of pilgrimage even more than for trade. I am aware, however, that circumstances have somewhat changed, over the last eight centuries; to my mind, almost entirely for the worse. The neoconical hat : Essays in Idleness


In the ‘First date’ section she put “something with animals, or we could go to a protest and make up fun chants,”

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About me
I’m a woman who is socially conscious, and the challenges women face enrages me, as do the challenges and discrimination faced by people of colour, and the working class, and the disabled, and the old. I can discuss that and the dynamics of our society endlessly. If you disagree, or ask for proof that this is happening, then we will probably find each other very annoying…. so message me only if you are impassioned by the unfair social construct of our world and history which leads to the oppression, sickness and death of billions. - - STREET CARNAGE


Man Shot By Trump Now Leaning Toward Undecided

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Sitting in his hospital bed, John ran through the reasons why he might have to switch his vote.
“I just dunno anymore. I mean, one second I’m just walking across 5th avenue during my lunch hour and the next second, Donald comes up to me, says something about ‘it’s going to be huge’, and shoots me in the gut.” “However, I don’t know who else I can vote for,” he added. Never Yet Melted »


The Barnhardt Axiom

"The culture has degraded such that seeking and/or holding office, especially national-level office, is, in and of itself, proof that a given person is psychologically and morally unfit to hold public office." -- Personal Update | Barnhardt



The oldest joke on record, a Sumerian proverb, was first told all the way back in 1900 B.C.

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Yes, it was a fart joke: “Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband's lap.”
Don’t feel bad if you don’t get it — something was definitely lost in time and translation (you have to imagine it was the Mesopotamian equivalent of “Women be shopping”), but not before the joke helped pave the way for almost 4,000 years of toilet humor. - - The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy


“I saw it all. I saw Prep H. I saw Geritol. I saw Fixodent. I saw Depends.”

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“Bill Clinton standing behind Hillary last night, I saw that too,” Limbaugh began.
“I saw it all. I saw Prep H. I saw Geritol. I saw Fixodent. I saw Depends.” He continued, “I saw it all. I saw … dripping saliva. I saw it all, folks. It was…it was…it was astounding.”Limbaugh went on to describe Hillary’s speech, likening it to “screeching [from] a bunch of seagulls that have starved out near Alcatraz for a while.” -- TheBlaze.com


The Clinton System

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Scale and complexity arise from the multiple channels that link Clinton donors to the Clintons:
there is the stream of six-figure lecture fees paid to Bill and Hillary Clinton, mostly from large corporations and banks, which have earned them more than $125 million in the fifteen years since Bill Clinton left office in 2001. There are the direct payments to Hillary Clinton’s political campaigns, including for the Senate in 2000 and for the presidency in 2008 and now in 2016, which had reached a total of $712.4 million as of September 30, 2015, the most recent figures compiled by Open Secrets. Four of the top five sources of these funds are major banks: Citigroup Inc, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase & Co, and Morgan Stanley. by Simon Head | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books


"Everyone else is galvanized into inactivity."

Because if they prophesize my doom and then I kick ass and I'm like (flashes middle finger).
As the late, great [New York Times columnist] David Carr used to say, "It's fighting season." Look, everybody talks about disruption until you actually f—ing disrupt something, and then everybody freaks the f— out. Warning! This Shane Smith Interview Has 52 F-Bombs: - Hollywood Reporter


Congress seems to me to be of so little importance as not to merit attention. I mean this seriously.

Consider:
The crucial issues facing the country are the endless wars, racial hostility, immigration, affirmative action, federal surveillance, uncontrolled looting and burning, the deterioration of the universities, wildly excessive military spending, the abandonment of the Constitution, the conversion of the schools into indoctrination camps, the federal practice of torture, and the enforcement of political correctness by the federal government, academia, and the media.

What is the relevance of Congress to these? Is it possible to imagine the alleged legislators (allegislators?) actually doing anything about any of them? If they were going to, they would have.Who are Boehner and Pelosi? : A Slough of Irrelevance | Fred On Everything


My message to today’s left-wing journalists: no one believes your story.

Everybody goes straight to the comments sections of your articles for the truth
. You have placed yourself in service to lies in defiance of your code of professional ethics and common decency. But your name is on the bylines and history’s forthcoming judgment will be clear: Not only are you a whore, you are also accessory to genocide. Orwell on Leftist Media: “Once a Whore, Always a Whore” – PA


Yellowing?

Cops: Florida man screams about penis size, then shows his off | Stuart police took Kenneth Snider into custody at 3 a.m. Tuesday after he “began yellowing about the size of his penis,” the report said.

Inside Jobs

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The books and manuscripts were disappearing from a room no one seemed to be entering.
Its doors were almost never opened, the room itself closed to public view. There was no believable explanation for where the materials might be going, so the least believable reasoning soon took hold. It was the work of the devil, the residents said. A poltergeist. A symbolic act of God meant to communicate something, if only they could interpret the signs. - - CABINET //


Galactic Doom at a Million Miles per Hour!

Andromeda smash-up: distant galaxy is rushing towards Earth at one million mph - with no hope of deviation." - - Sense of Events:

Samurai Girl Power: Mess with these female Japanese warriors and you’ll regret it |

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In The Tale of the Heike, it is written that:
Tomoe was especially beautiful, with white skin, long hair, and charming features. She was also a remarkably strong archer, and as a swordswoman she was a warrior worth a thousand, ready to confront a demon or a god, mounted or on foot. She handled unbroken horses with superb skill; she rode unscathed down perilous descents. Dangerous Minds


He is no one’s idea of a great candidate

Trump, with all his faults, is a better candidate than Sanders, simply because he does not have a head full of nutty ideas.
Even so, he is no one’s idea of a great candidate. He’s rude and he is often crude. His speeches don’t make a lot of sense most of the time. My bet is most people planning to vote for him get that, but they want to send a message. They also trust he will not do anything crazy if he ends up in the White House. That and he is right on the big issues like immigration. The Revolt | The Z Blog


Nowadays, “working class” almost always means not working.

As soon as you hear the phrase, “working families” you know that no one is working and there’s no father around to make it a family. The Revolt | The Z Blog

Who Says There's No Good News?: 25% of Feds Would Consider Leaving Their Jobs if Trump Becomes President

One in four federal workers would consider leaving their jobs if Trump were elected president, according to a new survey conducted by the Government Business Council, Government Executive Media Group’s research arm. - - GovExec.com

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