The Tragedy in Las Vegas is NOT Entertainment; Donate on GoFundMe

This tragedy is not entertainment. These are lives that were ended violently and prematurely.  We should not be watching this as entertainment.  This is not who we are or who we should aim to be as a country. With the tragedy in Las Vegas resounding throughout the news media today, please be civil with one another. There are conversations that…

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Giant inflatable chicken appears behind White House | abc7.com

Yeah… so…. this is happening right now. A giant inflatable chicken with a mane of golden hair appeared behind the White House Wednesday afternoon. Source: Giant inflatable chicken appears behind White House | abc7.com

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Trump threatens North Korea after US assesses they have miniaturized a nuclear warhead – CNNPolitics

Did Donald Trump Just Threaten North Korea with Nuclear War? President Donald Trump issued an extraordinary ultimatum to North Korea on Tuesday warning Pyongyang not to make any more threats against the United States or they will “face fire and fury like the world has never seen,” during a photo op at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New…

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No, Facebook AI Chatbots Did NOT Invent a New Language.

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Sorry to burst your bubble, but the story circulating the Internet about Facebook AI going off the rails is a load of sensationalist garbage.  Sites and news sources that are spreading this should all be ashamed of themselves. Here’s the Real Deal 1. The bots came up with a shorthand method of communication, based on English.  Human languages are not…

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Noose Found in National Museum of African American History and Culture | At the Smithsonian | Smithsonian

For the second time in a week a noose has been left on the Smithsonian grounds, this time in an exhibition on segregation.  This is absolutely unacceptable behavior by anyone, for any reason.  What kind of monster actually thinks of committing such an act and carries it out?  One can only hope that both events are linked and were committed…

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Breaking – Donald Trump Issued a Grand Jury Indictment

The Rumour: Rumour has it that on Sunday, May 13, 2017  Donald Trump was issued a “Sealed Grand Jury Indictment” for a felony.  The indictment is for President Trump, as an individual. There is no word as to what the felony charge is, as of yet. Potential outcome – Impeachment: While this story is still only a rumour, the possible…

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YouTube TV Review – It’s Live, and It Is Good.

Google introduced YouTube TV last week and it’s a definite “win” for cord cutters. What is it? YouTube TV is a television streaming service that doesn’t require you to have cable TV subscription.  All you need is a device(Computer, Phone, or Tablet) with an Internet connection. It’s not the a la carte TV we’ve all been wanting for the last 30…

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US Strikes Airfield Near Homs, Syria

BREAKING NEWS – US Fires Missiles into Syria in a single strike. The US fired 59 Tomahawk Missiles from US Navy Destroyers in the Mediterranean Sea. The cost of the missiles, depending on the model, is somewhere between $500,000 to $1.5 million each. The range of the total missile costs alone is between $29.5 and $94.5 million. The target was an…

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Republicans Pull the Affordable Health Care Act

The (AHCA)Affordable Health Care Act has been pulled before the vote. The numbers cited by Donald Trump, in the press briefing this afternoon suggest that there was, in fact, less Republican support for the bill today than there was yesterday.   The Republicans that would not vote for the bill gave several reasons for a lack of support including, that…

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Gorsuch Senate Confirmation Hearing – Day 2 Roundup

Today, Gorsuch seemed very at ease and remarkably well-composed. He was particularly concerned about the specificity of questions and wasn’t timid about requiring clarification on what was being asked of him.  If he had any confusion he made no mistake in asking the questions that needed to be asked so that he could answer to the best of his ability. Gorsuch…

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The Problem With A “We’ll See” Mentality.

When does “We’ll See” end? When do you call it and say this is where I draw the line.  Do you just continue to watch until the end?  Where is “the end”? Guess what…  There is no “end”, unless you define it. Nothing. Ever. Ends. This is a tactic used to defer judgement and criticism until it’s too late to…

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Closed Rallies are Propaganda by Definition.

A closed rally is a staged event. Every part of the event is choreographed like a concert – including the signage, the chants, the applause, the speech, the amount of time a speaker pauses for dramatic effect, etc. Most political rallies are invite-only and are closed events.  Those who do not agree with the politician or are seen as detractors…

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Liberals are Not Pretty Snowflakes

I’m not sure where this practice started, but it’s just stupid. I’m assuming it started with some intentionally inflammatory “shock jock” or media personality. I’m tired of “conservatives” saying that liberals are easily offended “pretty snowflakes” etc.  It’s a weak ad hominem attack.  If you think you’re being clever, you’re not.  You’re really just being sad and following along with…

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Wikileaks Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Release Overview

Yesterday Wikileaks released documents detailing CIA information on hacking tools, etc. that allow them to spy on and through devices all over the world. If you want a full in-depth breakdown of the tools and documents there are plenty of websites to go to right now that are most likely falling all over themselves to get information out as quickly as possible.…

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argumentum ad hominem

This is a method of attacking a person’s character in an argument or after making a statement. It’s known as a logical fallacy.  While logical fallacies are and should be defined in an effort to reduce confusion during arguments, they are often used in an effort to deflect arguments in interviews or conversations that occur on the news or in…

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Vaping is Smoking

Let’s lay down some facts here. Vaping is essentially smoking. There is no valid argument against this. Period. In  most commercially available devices: liquid/juice is absorbed into wick. Coil is heated by battery and juice is wicked toward coil until liquid touches coil. Liquid turns to “vapor”. You’re not just inhaling water vapor. You’re inhaling all the chemicals that make…

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Locks are Deterrents, Not Preventatives

We’re going to save you a lot of trouble and time with this short article… Anytime you see a news article about some new way to break into a lock, whether it be for a certain type of vehicle, brand of lock, etc. it’s a puff piece. You never have to pay attention to that kind of article or “news”…

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Faith

Faith is a tricky thing. It comes down to one simple fact. You either have it, or you don’t. For someone like myself it’s a very difficult concept to grasp. I wasn’t raised with religion, nor was I intentionally raised without it. My parents decided that it was up to me to choose what I believed in, with the hope…

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