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Trump's Russia Scandal Not Big News in Flyover Country
by Herb   16 comments, latest 5 minutes ago
To this day, rural America continues to be portrayed in major media, both news and entertainment, as backward and uneducated. The media often reports that Trump won a majority...
Robert J. Schiller on Why Cities Become Unaffordable
by Herb in #housing   12 comments, latest 14 minutes ago
But the barriers may also be political. A huge dose of moderate-income housing construction would have a major impact on affordability. But the existing owners of high-priced homes have...
Trump Cartoon Contest
by Herb   11 comments, latest 5 hours ago
Magical Monkey Selfie That Ruined a Wildlife Photographer's Career
by Herb   13 comments, latest 6 hours ago
His problems began when Californian-based blog Techdirt and the online encyclopedia Wikipedia (whose mission statement is 'to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational...
Saudi Woman Arrested After Snapchat Appearance in "Immoral" Clothing
by Herb   28 comments, latest 7 hours ago
A young woman is at the center of a controversy about clothing in Saudi Arabia, after she posted videos of herself in one of the nation's most conservative provinces...
London Cop Gives 5-year Old Girl $200 Ticket for Lemonade Stand
by Herb   4 comments, latest 9 hours ago
One officer switched on a portable camera attached to his uniform and then proceeded to read a lengthy statement essentially telling the young girl she would be fined $195...
Are Bitcoin and Ethereum Outright Scams?
by Herb   7 comments, latest 2 days ago
Most people aren’t familiar with the cryptocurrency market. They merely see the price of Bitcoins trending higher and say ‘hey, that’s really cool. I should buy some for my...
Conservatives Trash Sessions' Civil Forfeiture Program
by Herb   2 comments, latest 2 days ago
Republican lawmakers are up in arms over a new Justice Department directive allowing the federal government to take assets that were lawfully seized by local or state law enforcement...
Trump Claims? (Humor)
by Herb   Posted 2 days ago
...and another thing: NewsThump (@newsthump) "I invented the Internet" "No you didn't" "I can see through brick walls" "No you can't" "I own fourteen dinosaurs, all alive" "Please stop"
Another Kindly Saudi Prince
by Herb   1 comment, latest 2 days ago
gee, this whole royal family is just so kindly and caring, and so well-behaved But maybe I'm unfair. Apparently he beat up one of the victims cuz the guy...
Reichsgerichter Sessions Facilitates Unconstitutional Police Robberies of Citizens
by Herb   20 comments, latest 3 days ago
Attorney General Jeff Sessions just made it easier for police to seize cash and property from people suspected ─ but not necessarily charged with or convicted ─ of crimes....
The Secret Life of Inequality
by Herb   4 comments, latest 3 days ago
Recently, in a Maryland suburb, a high school baseball team competed against players from a wealthier suburb nearby. A mother was happily chanting for her son’s team when she...
Back to the Future? Ghost of Pablo Escobar Returns
by Herb   Posted 3 days ago
A string of multi-ton cocaine seizures in Ecuador and the Caribbean suggest massive drug shipments have made a comeback in Latin America, a development that's likely linked to a...
Parasitic "police" rob citizens blind thru "civil asset forfeiture"
by Herb   6 comments, latest 3 days ago
see below for an example of the criminals training "police" gangsters to carry out these robberies...
Bernie Sanders Talks With Defense Secretary William J. Perry on North Korea
by Herb   Posted 3 days ago
{We have a] very difficult and very dangerous [situation]. It’s not dangerous because North Korea is going to launch nuclear weapons at Seoul or Japan or the United States...
Mitch McConnell Hospitalized with Low White-Vote Count
by Herb   11 comments, latest 4 days ago
Dr. Harland Dorrinson, a physician at Walter Reed who is monitoring McConnell’s condition, called his low white-vote count “very serious.” “Mitch McConnell needs a white-vote count of at least...
Robot Cop Found Face Down in Office-Block Fountain
by Herb   8 comments, latest 5 days ago
Built to autonomously patrol offices and shopping malls, the Knightscope K5 security robot is meant to be able to navigate environments and keep unruly humans in check. Instead, after...
Human Overpopulation Primary Cause of Sixth Plantary Extinction Event
by Herb   13 comments, latest 6 days ago
moving on from the late "Possible Natural Disasters" thread . . . . This phenomenon may be the first of the so-called "Extinction Events" caused by a biologically-based event, the...
Why War in the Middle East? We Gotta Major Failed State Just Next Door
by Herb   12 comments, latest 1 week ago
The police officers gripped their assault rifles tightly as they stared at the men filling plastic tanks and loading them onto a dozen pickup trucks in a cornfield in...
JP Morgan Chief Blasts US Dysfunction: 'It's almost an embarrassment being American'
by Herb   10 comments, latest 1 week ago
“We need infrastructure reform,” he said. “We need corporate tax reform. We need better skills and education. If we don’t focus on these things, we are hurting average Americans...

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