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Mississippi's Delta State University locked down amid 'active shooter'

Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:20pm EDT
A lock down was ordered at Delta State University on Monday after an "active shooter" was spotted on campus, according to the Twitter account for the school in Cleveland, Mississippi.

One victim was transported from the scene by ambulance, and the suspect remained on the loose, the Clarion-Ledger newspaper reported, citing the Cleveland Police Department.


Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Sep 14, 2015, 11:29 AM (1 replies)

Gay rights group erects billboard in Kim Davis' Kentucky town

Planting Peace erected a billboard in Davis' hometown of Morehead, Ky., that reads: "Dear Kim Davis, The fact that you can't sell your daughter for three goats and a cow means we've already redefined marriage."

Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Sep 12, 2015, 07:19 PM (2 replies)

Distant human relative found. (Toon)

Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Sep 12, 2015, 07:15 PM (0 replies)

Nate Silver: ESPN Statistician Says Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders Likely Won't Win Party Nominations

Why, then, have so few Democrats officially endorsed Sanders? First, because Clinton is extremely popular with both elite and rank-and-file Democrats. Her relative lack of competition is a sign of strength, not weakness — she won the “invisible primary” stage of the campaign. Second, because Democrats are right to be concerned about the general election prospects for Sanders, a 74-year-old self-described socialist. Third, because Sanders’s agenda is hostile to moneyed interests within the Democratic Party.

But if Sanders eventually overtook Clinton, the establishment might resign itself to the prospect of nominating him. There are some loose precedents for candidates like Sanders winning their nominations, especially George McGovern in 1972 and Barry Goldwater in 1964. If you’re going to sacrifice a presidential election — and Sanders would be unlikely to prevail next November4 — you’d at least like to shift the window of discourse in your party’s preferred direction.

A Trump nomination would be more of an existential threat to the Republican establishment. He bucks the establishment’s consensus on issues as fundamental to the GOP as taxation and health care, and he’s wobbly on abortion. Splitting with the party on any one of those issues might ordinarily disqualify a candidate. Trump potentially destabilizes the Republicans’ “three-legged stool”: The coalition of fiscal, social and national security conservatives have dominated the party since 1980 or so. But on the issue on which Trump is most conservative — immigration — establishment Republicans worry that he might be so reactionary as to cause long-term damage to the party brand.

Meanwhile, Trump has picked fights with sacred cows like the Club for Growth and Fox News. Most of the conservative media — from the National Review to RedState to Glenn Beck — is anti-Trump.

In certain respects, Trump is engaged in an attempted “hostile takeover” of the Republican Party. Because the downside of nominating him might be so enormous — lasting beyond a single election — the GOP establishment may fight to the death to prevent him from being chosen, even at the price of a brokered convention and a fractured party base.

What Sanders and Trump have in common is they’re both unlikely to be nominated. (If I were laying odds, I’d put either one at something like 15-1 or 20-1 against.) But it’s for different reasons. Sanders is losing now, but if he eventually overtakes Clinton — and if Biden fails to come to the establishment’s rescue — his position might become more viable. Trump is nominally winning, but the GOP race is much more volatile. And if he doesn’t lose steam on his own accord, the Republican establishment will use every tool at its disposal to stop him.


Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Sep 10, 2015, 07:16 PM (82 replies)

7 Things You Should Be Doing While Driving (But Probably Aren't)

1. Staying with the pack
The classic rule of thumb that the government uses for setting speed limits is that the posted speed should be around the 85th percentile of natural traffic speed. It's often lower than that, though, because a lot of areas go with preset speeds. That means most of the cars are speeding. Translation: if you’re not keeping up with the flow of traffic, you’re presenting a greater risk by going slow.

2. Driving in the right lane
If you’re in bumper-to-bumper traffic, sure, you can be in the left lane, but otherwise, the left lane is for passing only. Not only is staying in the left lane a great way to spark road rage in those around you, but in many states you can get a ticket for obstruction of traffic for staying in the left. Bravo to the officer above for enforcing the rule.
Remember this dude: http://giphy.com/gifs/left-lane-squatter-3o85xLgKOtu3lzfwQg?utm_source=iframe&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=tag_click

3. Braking with your left foot

4. Utilizing your ride's modern technology (put the cell phone down)

5. Using your parking brake even if you're not driving a stick shift

6. Giving your car adequate time to warm up

7. Recording everything

1 & 2 are probably my biggest pet-peeves when I am on a road trip. And I am starting to think no. 7 is a good idea.

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Sep 10, 2015, 05:39 AM (20 replies)

The CEO of United Airlines Just Resigned—Because of Bridgegate

The CEO and chairman of United Airlines, Jeffery Smisek, resigned on Tuesday after the "bridgegate" investigation that is dogging GOP presidential hopeful and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie revealed possible wrongdoing on the part of the airline.

The original investigation sought to answer whether the George Washington Bridge lane closures of September 2013, which caused massive traffic problems in the town of Fort Lee, N.J., were political payback for the Fort Lee mayor's refusal to endorse Christie for reelection. Since the start, the investigation has revolved around Christie's personal friend and top executive at the Port Authority, David Samson, who is cooperating with federal agents.

But the probe of Samson raised the possibility that United Airlines ran an illegal influence campaign to convince Samson to lower flight fees at Newark Liberty Airport and approve millions in spending to improve the airport. (The Port Authority is the airport's chief regulator.) According to WYNC, "United’s overtures included a special flight route that benefited the Port Authority’s former chairman David Samson; campaign contributions; fancy lunches and dinners; and meetings with top officials, including Christie."

United is conducting an internal investigation, but the feds are not waiting. Ahead of Smisek's resignation, investigators subpoenaed many top officials at the airline.

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Sep 8, 2015, 07:57 PM (14 replies)

Forest Trump

My daughter posted this on my Facebook page...

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Sep 8, 2015, 01:14 PM (1 replies)

They got away with Deflate Gate and now... Stealing opponents play sheets

Report: Patriots sent team employees to steal opponents' play sheets

One of the most damning parts of the report is when Van Natta and Wickersham get confirmation from anonymous former Patriots employees that the team used to send an employee to opponents’ locker rooms to steal their play sheets.

From the report:

In fact, many former New England coaches and employees insist that the taping of signals wasn’t even the most effective cheating method the Patriots deployed in that era. Several of them acknowledge that during pregame warm-ups, a low-level Patriots employee would sneak into the visiting locker room and steal the play sheet, listing the first 20 or so scripted calls for the opposing team’s offense. (The practice became so notorious that some coaches put out fake play sheets for the Patriots to swipe.) Numerous former employees say the Patriots would have someone rummage through the visiting team hotel for playbooks or scouting reports.

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Sep 8, 2015, 10:17 AM (26 replies)

Watch Google change it's logo

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Sep 2, 2015, 05:28 AM (5 replies)

“They knocked out Saddam and brought a hundred Saddams.”

Next time the GOP says that Obama is to blame for ISIS, give them that quote from one Iraqi citizen and then ask them "Who took out Saddam?"

this from a New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/01/world/middleeast/protests-in-iraq-bring-fast-promises-but-slower-changes.html?emc=edit_th_20150901&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=45299538&_r=0

Protests in Iraq Bring Fast Promises, but Slower Changes

BAGHDAD — Surrounded by the clamor of protest — a sea of Iraqi flags, vendors selling coffee and melon drinks, protesters singing the national anthem and railing against politicians — two friends paused and described their dreams.

“I want to find a job opportunity,” said one of them, Yasir Abdulrahman, 21, who recently earned an engineering degree but remains unemployed. “I want to build a country. I want an opportunity.”

His friend Hussein Ali, 22, quit university to support his family and now works as a taxi driver. He said that even the specter of bombings would not keep him away from the square.

“We are only thinking of reforms,” he said. “If you want to change, you have to sacrifice yourself.”

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Sep 1, 2015, 05:24 AM (4 replies)
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