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All American born and raised and not on any kind of visa or stealing your jobs or whatever. Americans are more diverse than you think. I'll never let you forget it. It's important.

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Trump says Melania really wanted to be with us during speech with Melania right next to him


President Donald Trump remarked during his speech to Hurricane Irma first responders that “Melania really wanted to be with us” — as she stood right next to him.

The Trumps traveled to Fort Myers, Florida, last week to survey the damage and talk to first responders about the work they have been doing.

During President Trump’s speech, he said, “I just wanted to thank everybody — our first responders — on behalf of myself, our vice president — Melania really wanted to be with us. She’s really — it’s really touched her heart.”

Around 1:00 our Dotard in Chief has a senior moment.

Robinhood co-founders want everyone in the stock market


Robin Hood stole from the rich to give to the poor. Or so the folk tale goes.

Baiju Bhatt and Vlad Tenev had that idea in mind when they decided to launch their investing app, Robinhood. The app allows anyone to buy and sell stocks without fees. No more paying a broker or being charged for each trade.

"There's a lot of wealth being created on Wall Street and it was coming to the top 1%," Vlad told CNNMoney. "The name Robinhood is very aspirational to us because it's a little bit rebellious. We understand that not everything is right with the financial industry. It's been unfair. It's not been treating people really well."

The idea of lowering the entry cost to trading on the stock market seems to be working.

Robinhood recently got $110 million in Series C funding. It's valued at about $1.3 billion and its user base is made up mostly of young Americans.

You don't have to be wealthy to invest. This is an interesting idea that's worth looking into. The fact that these 2 guys are children of immigrants is also why certain people don't want dangerous ideas like these to take root in America and want to greatly reduce even legal immigration.

But even the large well established mutual fund companies like Vanguard have minimums as low as $1500 to start investing with them.

For the first time, the Marine Corps expects to have a female infantry officer among its ranks


The Marine Corps expects to soon have a female infantry officer, a historic first, following her anticipated graduation Monday from the service’s grueling Infantry Officer Course, said three military officials with knowledge of the training.

The lieutenant and her male colleagues completed a three-week combat exercise at the service’s training center in Twentynine Palms, Calif., on Wednesday, the final graded requirement in the 13-week program. The infantry course is widely seen as some of the toughest training in the military, with about 25 percent of all students washing out.

The woman is the first of three dozen women who have attempted the course to pass. She is expected to lead a platoon of infantry Marines in a service that is often seen as the most resistant to full gender integration in the military.

The class will mark its graduation Monday with a “warrior breakfast” 35 miles south of Washington, in Quantico, Va., where most of the course is conducted, the officials said. All three spoke to The Washington Post on condition of anonymity because the graduation has not yet occurred. All that remains between now and then is returning equipment used during training, and a few administrative days, they said.

Good luck soldier!

At U.N., Trump says U.S. may have to 'totally destroy' North Korea

Source: Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday that the United States will be forced to “totally destroy” North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge, mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a “rocket man” on a suicide mission.

Loud murmurs filled the green-marbled U.N. General Assembly hall when Trump issued his sternest warning yet to North Korea, whose ballistic missile launches and nuclear tests have rattled the globe.

Unless North Korea backs down, he said, “We will have no choice than to totally destroy North Korea.” “Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and his regime,” he said.

He urged United Nations member states to work together to isolate the Kim government until it ceases its “hostile” behavior.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-assembly-trump/at-u-n-trump-says-u-s-may-have-to-totally-destroy-north-korea-idUSKCN1BU0B3

What Dating An Alpha Girl Is Like [GEN WHY]

Sometimes good guys like bad girls

Brooke Baldwin Cuts Clay Travis Segment Once He Mentioned '' BOOBS ''

Police: Person of interest wanted in sexual assault case on Metro platform in DC


WASHINGTON — After an alleged sexual assault on a Metro station platform in Northeast D.C. Wednesday night, police are looking for a person of interest and need the public’s help.

The suspect is described as a black woman in her 30s with a dark brown complexion, D.C. police said. She was last seen wearing glasses, a white short-sleeved shirt, white apron, black bag, green jacket, black pants and black shoes. She is pictured here.

Around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, she allegedly approached the victim and sexually assaulted him in the 700 block of First Street Northeast, in the area of Union Station.

Anyone with information about this case can call police at 202-727-9099 or send a text message to 50411.

Woman sexually assaults man outside Union Station

This is very disturbing. I walk by this location all the time.

The Fake News Machine - Inside a Town Gearing Up for 2020


Veles used to make porcelain for the whole of Yugoslavia. Now it makes fake news.

This sleepy riverside town in Macedonia is home to dozens of website operators who churn out bogus stories designed to attract the attention of Americans. Each click adds cash to their bank accounts.

The scale is industrial: Over 100 websites were tracked here during the final weeks of the 2016 U.S. election campaign, producing fake news that mostly favored Republican candidate for President Donald Trump.

Here's a look inside the city’s fake news machine as it gears up for 2020:

One of the shadowy industry's pioneers is a soft-spoken law school dropout. Worried that his online accounts could be shut down, the 24-year-old asked to be known only as Mikhail.

He takes on a different persona at night, prowling the internet as "Jesica," an American who frequently posts pro-Trump memes on Facebook.

The website and Facebook page that "Jesica" runs caters to conservative readers in the U.S.

The stories are political — and often wrong on the facts. But that doesn't concern Mikhail.

There is a lot of multimedia and images at the link. Gives some insight to what we have to deal with.

In 28-point swing, Democrats just flipped another district that went big for Trump

Source: Revere Press

Democrats in New Hampshire flipped a House seat from red to blue in a special election Tuesday night.

Democrat Charlie St. Clair won the the Belknap County District 9 special election for state representative by a margin of 56%-44%. He defeated Republican challenger Stephen Whalley.

The victory is significant considering there are 12 percent more Republicans registered than Democrats in the district, and Donald Trump carried the New Hampshire 9th by 17 points in the 2016 election, 56%-39% — meaning the September 12 victory for the Democrats was a 28-point swing.

St. Clair won by about 360 votes, local reports said, and is the first Democrat to represent the district since 2012. “This victory shows once again that Democrats can compete in any district in 2018,” New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley said. “Thank’s to Representative-elect St. Clair’s hard work, positive message, and record of community involvement, Democrats are four of five in special elections this year, flipping seats in heavily Republican districts.”

Read more: http://reverepress.com/news/nh-democrats-flipped-district-went-for-trump/

It's state representative, but let's take it as a major confidence builder for our side

Beauty is truth and truth is factual


By Garrison Keillor September 12 at 1:10 PM
Truth begins with facts. Facts are solid, like bricks. You build a house out of facts, the wolf won’t blow it down. But you drop a fact on your foot, it hurts.

I learned this as a boy, living near the Mississippi River in Minnesota when I discovered that where the Ohio River flows into the Mississippi near Cairo, Ill., the Ohio is actually larger than the Mississippi. So it’s the Mississippi that flows into the Ohio. The Ohio is the big show. This fact was shocking to me. I was proud of the river, spent hours on the shore, skipped stones on it, and I felt diminished by the new information. To go from Father of Waters to a mere tributary is a definite fall.

Facts have that tendency to bring us down a notch. I’d been 6-foot-3 since I was in high school and now I’m a half-inch short of that. If people ask, I still say six-three, but it’s not true and I know it. I’m shrinking.

Even presidents must yield to facts. The horse-faced William Henry Harrison lasted only a month in the White House. He was a military hero, having defeated the Shawnees at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Indiana, and he was anxious to show his intellectual acuity and so, having defeated Martin Van Buren in the 1840 election, Harrison composed a massive speech for his inauguration and stood and delivered it for two hours in a cold rain, a 68-year-old man, hatless, coatless, and then attended three inaugural balls. His wife had stayed home sick and wasn’t there to advise him. A couple weeks later, feeling very ill, he took to his bed. Pneumonia was the diagnosis, though it’s now believed he had a bacterial infection from drinking bad water, there being no sewers in Washington at the time. His doctor dosed him with opium and repeated enemas, and the treatment likely hastened his end.

Garrison Keillor is a national treasure and knows how to tell it. The house of cards is going to fall down eventually.
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