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The US is averaging more than one mass shooting per day in 2015

As of August 26th, the US has had 247 mass shootings in the 238 days of 2015.

For those keeping track, that's an average of more than one shooting per day.

These numbers are according to the Mass Shooting Tracker created by the anti-gun subreddit Guns Are Cool.

Wednesday morning's stunning on-air fatal shooting in Roanoke, Virginia of a television reporter and a photographer wasn't even the first shooting of the day. Roughly three hours earlier at 3:15 a.m., four people were shot during a home invasion in Minneapolis.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/us-averages-one-mass-shooting-per-day-2015-8#ixzz3k1HT46mu
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Aug 27, 2015, 07:56 AM (19 replies)

Sorry, Righties, State Dept. Says There’s Nothing Illegal About Hillary’s Emails

Sorry, Righties, State Dept. Says There’s Nothing Illegal About Hillary’s Emails (VIDEO)

On the Democratic side of the 2016 presidential race, people have been all over the so-called “scandal” surrounding Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The right has been treating the issue like it’s the new Benghazi (which, of course, is their other favorite “Hilary campaign slaying” non-scandal). They’ve even gone so far as to not only smear Hillary and claim that she is untrustworthy, but call for criminal prosecution. Who can blame them, really? After all, nobody on their side, even their unexpectedly popular frontrunner Donald Trump, has a snowball’s chance in Hell of beating Hillary Clinton in a general election.

Well, it looks like the right will have to find a new fake scandal to try to take Hillary down with. On Tuesday, a U.S. State Department spokesperson, John Kirby, told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on New Day that there was no policy violation regarding the use of private emails.

“We have said in the past, Chris that there was no policy prohibiting the use of a private email account here at the State Department, and that is still a fact. Now, obviously, we have policies in place now that highly discourage that, and you are supposed to use your government account so that there is a constant, permanent record of it, but at the time she was not violating policy….I can tell you that there was no prohibition for her use of this, and we’ve since changed the policy to discourage that greatly, and in fact, the policy is that you have to use your government account for business.”

Kirby also made sure to note that there was no change in policy during Hillary Clinton’s run as Secretary of State. So, in other words, as those of us who are on the sane side of the fence already knew, she didn’t do anything even a little bit wrong, much less illegal. That’s from the State Department itself.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/08/25/sorry-righties-state-dept-says-theres-nothing-illegal-about-hillarys-emails-video/
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Aug 26, 2015, 05:07 PM (15 replies)

The 15 Least Intelligent Presidents

President George W. Bush George W Bush
Dick Cheney
Republican

2001 - 2009
8 years

President Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan
George H. W. Bush
Republican

1981 - 1989
8 years

President Gerald Ford Gerald Ford
Nelson Rockefeller
Republican

1974 - 1977
2 years 26 weeks

President Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon Johnson
Hubert Humphrey
Democratic

1963 - 1969
5 years 10 weeks

President Harry S. Truman Harry S Truman
Alben W. Barkley
Democratic

1945 - 1953
7 years 41 weeks

President Herbert Hoover Herbert Clark Hoover
Charles Curtis
Republican

1929 - 1933
4 years

President Calvin Coolidge Calvin Coolidge
Charles G. Dawes
Republican

1923 - 1929
5 years 31 weeks

President Warren G. Harding Warren G. Harding
Calvin Coolidge
Republican

1921 - 1923
2 years 20 weeks

President William Howard Taft William Howard Taft
James S. Sherman
Republican

1909 - 1913
4 years

President Ulysses S Grant Ulysses S. Grant
Schuyler Colfax
Republican

1869 - 1877
8 years

President Andrew Johnson Andrew Johnson Democratic

1865 - 1869
3 years 46 weeks

President James Buchanan James Buchanan
John C. Breckinridge
Democratic

1857 - 1861
4 years

President Zachary Taylor Zachary Taylor
Millard Fillmore
Whig

1849 - 1850
1 years 15 weeks

President Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren
Democratic

1829 - 1837
8 years

President James Monroe James Monroe
Daniel D. Tompkins
Democratic-Republican

1817 - 1825
8 years

http://us-presidents.insidegov.com/stories/5392/least-intelligent-presidents?utm_medium=social.paid&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=ao.sp.fb.dt.5392#16-Overview-of-the-15-Least-Intelligent-Presidents
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Aug 26, 2015, 11:40 AM (2 replies)

Only 3 ZIP codes in America without any Ashley Madison accounts

One of the reasons why the Ashley Madison hack has swept through the United States' imagination to such a profound degree is how all-encompassing it seemed. The hack clawed its way into communities all across the country — well, not quite every community.
Gawker’s Gabrielle Bluestone has uncovered that there are precisely three ZIP codes across the country that have no record of Ashley Madison users. That’s ZIP codes, not area codes. And what do they have in common? They're partially lacking two things: the internet and a large amount of people.

Gawker’s discovery highlights a pretty dark truth. These three ZIP codes are probably the only ones in the United States that don't house spouses looking to cheat — at least not by using Ashley Madison.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/there-were-only-3-zip-codes-in-america-without-any-ashley-madison-accounts-—-here-they-are/ar-BBm5Crq
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Aug 25, 2015, 08:01 PM (10 replies)

The Cloud strikes back

Four Lightning Strikes in Belgium Erase Google Customer Data

Google says four successive lightning strikes on one of its cloud infrastructure facilities in Europe last week permanently wiped out some customers' data stored on disks. Google called the incident "exceptional" and apologized to those affected.

In an online statement Wednesday, Google said the series of unlucky strikes happened on Aug. 13 at its data center in Belgium. The lightning briefly knocked out power to systems that host customers' data and allow clients to run virtual machines "in the cloud."

"Although automatic auxiliary systems restored power quickly, and the storage systems are designed with battery backup, some recently written data was located on storage systems which were more susceptible to power failure from extended or repeated battery drain," Google said. "In almost all cases the data was successfully committed to stable storage, although manual intervention was required in order to restore the systems to their normal serving state."

However, in a very few cases — less than 0.000001 percent of total disk storage space — the data was unrecoverable and permanently lost.

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/four-lightning-strikes-belgium-erase-google-customer-data-n412561

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Aug 20, 2015, 12:17 PM (8 replies)

How uninformed are American voters?

Apparently well uninformed:

According to several polls Deez Nuts is pulling nearly 10%. The only problem is Deez Nuts is a 15 year old.

Deez Nuts, the Independent candidate from Iowa, is polling at 9 percent in North Carolina for President of the United States.

Sadly, Deez Nuts does not appear to exist. But Brady Olson does.

“When I heard about the Limberbutt McCubbins story, I realized I could,” Olson tells The Daily Beast.

Brady Olson is 15 years old. He filed to run for the President of the United States with the FEC on July 26 as Deez Nuts.



So how did Brady Olson go from standard Iowa high school student to the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter—literally overnight?
“It started because somebody emailed us under the name Deez Nuts,” says Jim Williams, an issue polling specialist a Public Policy Polling. “He said, ‘I’m Deez Nuts. I’m running. Here’s my filing statement. Would you poll me?’”

Williams thought “this is something Public Policy Polling would do,” so he squared Nuts off against Trump and Clinton in Minnesota a few weeks ago. He polled at 7 percent.

“I thought, ‘Let’s put this out. This’ll be funny,’” he says, and it was met with “mild interest.”

But when his numbers rose after two more polls—8 percent in Iowa, then 9 percent in North Carolina—Nuts took off. On Wednesday, Deez Nuts was trending worldwide on Twitter.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/08/19/presidential-candidate-deez-nuts-does-not-exist.html



Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Aug 20, 2015, 08:41 AM (10 replies)

It's corn dog season, Iowa State Fair

Break out the cameras and corn dogs for candidates


Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Aug 14, 2015, 07:07 AM (7 replies)

FOX News saved my life...





Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Aug 11, 2015, 06:54 PM (29 replies)

Rick Perry stops paying all of his staff as fundraising dries up

Rick Perry's presidential campaign has stopped paying all of its staff as the Republican former Texas governor's fundraising has dried up, campaign officials and other Republicans familiar with the operation said late Monday.

Perry has stopped paying his staff at the national headquarters in Austin as well as in the early caucus and primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, according to a Republican familiar with the Perry campaign who demanded anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

Perry campaign manager Jeff Miller told staff last Friday, the day after the first Republican presidential debate, that they would no longer be paid and are free to look for other jobs -- and, so far at least, most aides have stuck with Perry, this Republican said.

News that the Perry campaign had stopped paying its staff of six in South Carolina was first reported late Monday afternoon by the National Journal. News that the campaign was not paying any staff was first reported Monday night by CBS News.

"Money is extremely tight," said Katon Dawson, Perry's South Carolina campaign chairman. “We all moved to volunteer status," he said, but added, "Our team is working as hard as it was last week."


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/rick-perry-stops-paying-all-of-his-staff-as-fundraising-dries-up/ar-BBlCPaN?ocid=iehp
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Aug 11, 2015, 05:32 AM (6 replies)

New step in Trump's feud with Fox News; Hillary weighs in

Speaking publicly for the first time since the debate, Clinton on Monday said Trump's comments about Kelly should not overshadow the rest of the GOP field's policies dealing with women.

"They brag about slashing women's health care funding," Hillary told reporters while campaigning in New Hampshire. "They say they would force women who have been raped to carry their rapist's child, and we don't hear any of them supporting raising the minimum wage, paid leave for new parents, access to quality child care, equal pay for women or anything else that will help to give women a chance to get ahead."


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/new-step-in-trumps-feud-with-fox-news-clinton-weighs-in/ar-BBlDgew?ocid=iehp

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Aug 11, 2015, 05:29 AM (20 replies)
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