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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Liz 4Real on Twitter: "#DEMforum Was a big JOKE- The party of Morals-Showcased their CROOKED Politicians #Judgement @RealTimBlack @WayneDupreeShow @terrymendozer https://t.co/eiWvpCXX6F"

Liz 4Real on Twitter: "#DEMforum Was a big JOKE- The party of Morals-Showcased their CROOKED Politicians #Judgement @RealTimBlack @WayneDupreeShow @terrymendozer https://t.co/eiWvpCXX6F"

What It Feels Like to Sleep on the Side of a Mountain

Here's Why Obama Never Intended to Create Jobs » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

Here's Why Obama Never Intended to Create Jobs » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!



Obama’s farewell: a soap opera for liberals and minority pawns




Trish Regan on Twitter: "So true. Very few politicians have ever had to meet a payroll. Very few have ever studied the economy. Same goes for #MSM @CASE103060"

Trish Regan on Twitter: "So true. Very few politicians have ever had to meet a payroll. Very few have ever studied the economy. Same goes for #MSM @CASE103060"

Why Millennials Are Behind: They Earn 20% Less Than Boomers Did At The Same Age | Zero Hedge

Why Millennials Are Behind: They Earn 20% Less Than Boomers Did At The Same Age | Zero Hedge



Romanowski said she envies the choices that her daughter has in life, but she acknowledged that her daughter has it harder than her. "I think the opportunities have just been fading away," she said.




Virtue Signalling | Know Your Meme

Virtue Signalling | Know Your Meme

Precursors
Within evolutionary anthropology, signalling theory[6] has been used as a framework to explain various forms of communication between humans, including public displays of commitment to solidify membership within a particular group. In the context of religious groups, anthropologist William Irons argued that the use of “ostentatious” signals of commitment improved trust and cohesion within communities, which he used to provide a possible adaptive explanation for various religious rituals and beliefs.

The similar pejorative karma whore, used as early as January 2000, is often employed in online communities to accuse others of attempting to raise their social standing by pandering to the stereotypical prejudices or trends that are widely accepted by its members.



Friday, January 13, 2017

Oat - Wikipedia


Tied in a muslin bag, oat straw was used to soften bath water.


Obama 'screwed' us, angry Cuban migrants say - The Manila Times Online

Obama 'screwed' us, angry Cuban migrants say - The Manila Times Online“We feel sadness because we are all coming with a dream that comes from pain, hunger and a lot of work to get this far,” said Lorena Pena, a woman four months pregnant who left Cuba with her husband and four-year-old daughter.

Obama, she said, “screwed up, because what he’s done is hurt us—so he really isn’t as good as everyone says.”
Ulises Ferrer, a carpenter from Havana, said: “We don’t know what we’re going to do now. But what we’re certain of is that we’re not going back to Cuba unless we’re dead.”

Havana hails end to special US immigration policy for Cubans

Havana hails end to special US immigration policy for CubansHAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government hailed President Barack Obama's decision ending automatic legal residency for any Cuban who touches U.S. soil, while ordinary citizens mourned the end of an easy pathway to a new life in the United States.

Average Cubans and opponents of the island's communist leaders said they expected pressure for reform to increase with the elimination of a mechanism that siphoned off the island's most dissatisfied citizens and turned them into sources of remittances supporting relatives who remained on the island.
The repeal of the "wet foot, dry foot" policy went into effect immediately after a Thursday afternoon announcement. It followed months of negotiations focused in part on getting Cuba to agree to take back people who had arrived in the U.S.
Cubans fearful of an imminent end to a special immigration status bestowed during the Cold War had been flocking to the United States since the Dec. 17, 2014 announcement that the U.S. and Cuba would re-establish diplomatic relations and move toward normalization. About 100,000 left for the United States after the declaration of detente, many flooding overland through South and Central America and Mexico in an exodus that irritated U.S. allies and other immigrant groups and spawned bitter complaints from the Cuban government.
"It was creating serious problems for the security of Cuba, for the security of the United States and for the security of our citizens left vulnerable to human trafficking, migratory fraud and violence as a result of the incentives created by these preferential policies," said Josefina Vidal, Cuba's top diplomat for U.S. affairs.
Obama is using an administrative rule change to end the policy. Donald Trump could undo that rule after becoming president next week. He has criticized Obama's moves to improve relations with Cuba. But ending a policy that has allowed hundreds of thousands of people to come to the United States without a visa also aligns with Trump's commitment to tough immigration policies.
"This was bound to happen at some point," said Havana taxi driver Guillermo Britos, 35. "It could impose a more normal dynamic on emigration, so that not so many people die at sea, but it could also take an escape valve away from the government, which was getting hard currency from the emigrants."
President Bill Clinton created the "wet foot, dry foot" policy in 1995 as a revision of a more liberal immigration policy that allowed Cubans caught at sea to come to the United States become legal residents in a year.
The two governments have been negotiating an end to "wet foot, dry foot" for months and finalized an agreement Thursday.
"Effective immediately, Cuban nationals who attempt to enter the United States illegally and do not qualify for humanitarian relief will be subject to removal, consistent with U.S. law and enforcement priorities," Obama said in a statement. "By taking this step, we are treating Cuban migrants the same way we treat migrants from other countries. The Cuban government has agreed to accept the return of Cuban nationals who have been ordered removed, just as it has been accepting the return of migrants interdicted at sea."
A decades-old U.S. economic embargo, though, remains in place, as does the Cuban Adjustment Act, which lets Cubans become permanent residents a year after legally arriving in the U.S.
Under the terms of the agreement, Cuba has agreed to take back those turned away from the U.S., if the time between their departure from Cuba and the start of deportation hearings in the U.S. is four years or less. Officials said the timeframe is required under a Cuban law enacted after Congress passed the Cuban Adjustment Act.
Administration officials called on Congress to repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act.
Officials said the changes would not affect a lottery that allows 20,000 Cubans to come to the U.S. legally each year.
But Cubans who had left their homeland and were trying to reach U.S. soil when the decision was announced lamented the policy change.
"It has fallen on us like a bucket of water because were never thought that at this point and with so little time before Obama leaves office that his government would make this horrible decision," said Eugenia Diaz Hernandez, a 55-year-old Cuban in Panama whose voyage with her daughter and granddaughter had taken her through Guyana, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. "We are adrift."
Relations between the United States and Cuba were stuck in a Cold War freeze for decades, but Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro established full diplomatic ties and opened embassies in their capitals in 2015. Obama visited Havana last March. Officials from both nations met Thursday in Washington to coordinate efforts to fight human trafficking.
Obama said the Cuban Medical Professional Parole Program, which was started by President George W. Bush in 2006, is also being rescinded. The measure allowed Cuban doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to seek parole in the U.S. while on assignments abroad. The president said those doctors can still apply for asylum at U.S. embassies around the world.
People already in the United States and in the pipeline under both "wet foot, dry foot" and the medical parole program will be able to continue the process toward getting legal status.
Anti-Castro Cubans in Miami were mixed in their responses, with some expressing anger at Obama for what they called another betrayal of ordinary Cubans. Others said they thought the measure would increase pressure for change in Cuba.
"People who can't leave, they could create internal problems for the regime," said Jorge Gutierrez, an 80-year-old veteran of the Bay of Pigs invasion. But he added, "From the humanitarian point of view, it's taking away the possibility of a better future from the people who are struggling in Cuba."
Rep. Illeana Ros-Lehtinen, a Florida Republican who emigrated from Cuba as a child, decried the elimination of the medical parole programs, calling it a "foolhardy concession to a regime that sends its doctors to foreign nations in a modern-day indentured servitude."

Obamacare's Death Throes | Zero Hedge

Obamacare's Death Throes | Zero HedgeAuthored by Stephen Lendman,

On March 23, 2010, Obama signed the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) into law.
It’s a healthcare rationing scheme to enrich insurers, drug companies and large hospital chains in lieu of the only equitable system - universal coverage, everyone in, no one left out, no gimmicks and schemes the way Obamacare was crafted.
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) proposes a “Beyond the Affordable Care Act: A Physicians’ Proposal for Single-Payer Care Reform.”

Obamacare's Death Throes | Zero Hedge

Obamacare's Death Throes | Zero HedgeAuthored by Stephen Lendman,

On March 23, 2010, Obama signed the misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) into law.
It’s a healthcare rationing scheme to enrich insurers, drug companies and large hospital chains in lieu of the only equitable system - universal coverage, everyone in, no one left out, no gimmicks and schemes the way Obamacare was crafted.
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) proposes a “Beyond the Affordable Care Act: A Physicians’ Proposal for Single-Payer Care Reform.”

The Best Pre-Workout Foods to Eat | LIVESTRONG.COM

The Best Pre-Workout Foods to Eat | LIVESTRONG.COM



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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Why does Rick not like schools? : rickandmorty


[–]Michael_APKPLZ 12 points  

Ever since the 90s, American schools have been pretty terrible at teaching anything except what's on standardized tests and college entrance exams. They're actually fine for basic reading, writing, and arithmetic, but anything that requires critical thinking is beyond their ability (or intention) to teach. So literature, history, social studies, and even more technical subjects like computer science are basically worthless until you get to the college level.

-Public and private K-12 instruction leaves most reasonably intelligent kids bored to tears. They'd often be better-off being taught by their parents or even by remote instructors who can teach to their level instead of teaching to the lowest common denominator. Of course, most parents don't have the time or funds for that.


Sunday, January 8, 2017

(55) Kai Greene

(55) Kai Greene





Banana-Garlic Chicken Wings with Tropical Creme Dipping Sauce and Sweet Plantains Recipe : Food Network



Aüd™ on Twitter: "Jerusalem Attack 4 Israelis murdered 3 women 1 man 15 soldiers wounded Atab Terrorist shot dead Armon Hanetziv area https://t.co/dG4nUn4zgu"

Aüd™ on Twitter: "Jerusalem Attack 4 Israelis murdered 3 women 1 man 15 soldiers wounded Atab Terrorist shot dead Armon Hanetziv area https://t.co/dG4nUn4zgu"





Top Ex-White House Economist Admits 94% Of All New Jobs Under Obama Were Part-Time | Zero Hedge

Top Ex-White House Economist Admits 94% Of All New Jobs Under Obama Were Part-Time | Zero Hedge



Just over six years ago, in December of 2010, we wrote "Charting America's Transformation To A Part-Time Worker Society", in which we predicted - and showed - that in light of the underlying changes resulting from the second great depression, whose full impacts remain masked by trillions in monetary stimulus and soon, perhaps fiscal, America is shifting from a traditional work force, one where the majority of new employment is retained on a full-time basis, to a "gig" economy, where workers are severely disenfranchised, and enjoy far less employment leverage, job stability and perks than their pre-crash peers. 


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