Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Trump accuses Cruz's father of helping JFK's assassin - POLITICO


Trump accuses Cruz's father of helping JFK's assassin - POLITICO: "Donald Trump on Tuesday alleged that Ted Cruz’s father was with John F. Kennedy’s assassin shortly before he murdered the president, parroting a National Enquirer story claiming that Rafael Cruz was pictured with Lee Harvey Oswald handing out pro-Fidel Castro pamphlets in New Orleans in 1963.

A Cruz campaign spokesperson told the Miami Herald, which pointed out numerous flaws in the Enquirer story, that it was “another garbage story in a tabloid full of garbage.”" 'via Blog this'

George Zimmerman gun auctions for ...

George Zimmerman gun auctions for ...: "News 6 has learned that the online auction site for the gun that George Zimmerman used to shoot and kill Trayvon Martin that was open to the public was a fake auction and that a real auction for pre-qualified bidders only was underway privately.

The United Gun Group, which hosted the auction on its website, told News 6 that they had at least one verified offer of $120,000 for Zimmerman's gun and that they had 22 bidders on its real auction. A total of 42 bids were made."

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

‘Flags of Our Fathers’ Author Now Doubts His Father Was in Iwo Jima Photo - The New York Times

‘Flags of Our Fathers’ Author Now Doubts His Father Was in Iwo Jima Photo - The New York Times: "ing the Japanese on Iwo Jima. John Bradley died in 1994.

Mr. Bradley’s doubts tell a story about the fog of war, the efforts of a son to memorialize his father and the apparent willingness of the Marines to at first brush aside questions about one of their most historic moments.

The photograph was taken by Joe Rosenthal, a photographer for The Associated Press, during one of the bloodiest battles of the war. It was splashed across the front pages of newspapers throughout the country less than 48 hours after it was taken, and was an immediate source of patriotism and controversy. President Harry S. Truman used it to sell bonds to fund the war, Mr. Rosenthal brushed back accusations that it had been staged, and questions arose — and were apparently answered — about who was really in it.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Chyna's Brain Donated to CTE Research: Manager | NBC Southern California

Chyna's Brain Donated to CTE Research: Manager | NBC Southern California: "The brain of former WWE star Chyna, who was found dead last week in her Southern California home, will be donated for research involving the effects of concussions, her manager said Tuesday."  'via Blog this'

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Denver's top marijuana power couple - Business Insider


Denver's top marijuana power couple - Business Insider: "Wanda James and Scott Durrah were seasoned entrepreneurs before they became the first African Americans to own a cannabis dispensary and edibles company in Colorado.  The cannabis industry has allowed them as a couple and business partners to pursue their three greatest passions: food and health, social justice, and enjoying marijuana. "  'via Blog this'

West Virginia's solution to the opioid crisis - Business Insider

West Virginia's solution to the opioid crisis - Business Insider: "The state hardest hit by the drug-overdose crisis — West Virginia — has taken guidelines a step further, creating an “Expert Pain Management Panel,” composed of pain specialists, pharmacists, and health-insurance representatives with the goal of taking on opioid overprescription and abuse in the state."  'via Blog this'

Why Republicans love comparing abortion to slavery - Vox

Why Republicans love comparing abortion to slavery - Vox: "The real "dehumanization," they argue, is denying women the bodily autonomy that abortion rights allow. But more than that, they say, the comparison is wildly offensive because it ignores the brutal history of reproductive coercion in slavery. "If you think about it, the claim that abortion is like slavery is exactly backwards," wrote Imani Gandy at RH Reality Check. "I’m not a fan of comparing anything to slavery that is not slavery, but I’m fairly certain that we can all agree that slaveowners systematically forced Black women to give birth." Slaveowners often used enslaved women as breeding stock to produce new future slaves. Women were raped by their masters and forced to bear the resulting children. They had no rights to their own offspring, much less their own bodies — they were sold or beaten if they couldn't or wouldn't reproduce, and if they did have children there was no guarantee they'd ever get to raise them."  'via Blog this'

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Curt Schilling posts anti-transgender graphic on Facebook - NY Daily News

Curt Schilling posts anti-transgender graphic on Facebook - NY Daily News: "As hard as he tries, Curt Schilling can’t seem to avoid being a bigot. The former MLB pitcher and ESPN baseball analyst has taken to social media yet again to post another tone-deaf and intolerant graphic. This time, Schilling used Facebook to target the transgender community."  'via Blog this'