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Tidal Flooding and Sea Level Rise: The Growing Impacts of Global Warming

This is already happening. Imagine what it will be like in 30 years? I just hope WWIII doesn't come in my lifetime. I really hate to imagine what our kids and grandkids are going to have to go through because of global mega terrorists like James Inhofe. Once we start seeing tens of millions of refugees you have to know all hell is going to break lose.

Does Appearance Change How You Are Treated?


Bloody Sunday in Selma Alabama

Sarah Palin delivers ‘bizarro’ speech to Iowa Freedom Summit and Twitter users react hilariously

Appearing at Iowa Congressman Steve King’s Freedom Summit, star speaker Sarah Palin spoke from a binder of notes, delivering a string of one-liners designed to fire up conservatives while interspersing them with stock and sometimes garbled patriotic platitudes.

National media covering the event — and viewers watching it live on C-Span — lit up Twitter with running commentary on the linguistic twists and turns Palin made as her own Twitter account pumped out tweets directing followers to her political action committee, SarahPAC.

One conservative columnist, Toby Harnden, called Palin’s speech, “bizarro.”

More: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/01/sarah-palin-delivers-bizarro-speech-to-iowa-freedom-summit-and-twitter-reacts-as-expected/

Here is the bizarre speech: &x-yt-cl=84503534&x-yt-ts=1421914688#t=1772

Interesting story about my nephews black friend who kept getting stopped by cops for no reason

According to my nephew, one of their other friends suggested he get a US Marines bumper sticker, which he did. Guess it had worked for someone else. Turns out he hasn't been pulled over since and it's been two years.

Spread the word.

7 big lies ‘American Sniper’ is telling America about Iraq and Chris Kyle. Raw Story

Someone needs to do an accurate movie about Chris Kyle. Really delve into how he was such an enigma and what made him tick. There is a very, very interesting story to be told here when it's not glossed over into a shallow, extremely inaccurate, propaganda, pro-Iraq war, flick. I think someone might also think about doing a movie about the Iraq war from the perspective of an Iraqi family whose lives are completely uprooted and their children are brutally killed in the action. It could at least fucking mention that the whole thing was based on a lie.

Zaid Jilani, AlterNet
23 Jan 2015 at 00:01 ET

The film American Sniper, based on the story of the late Navy Seal Chris Kyle, is a box office hit, setting records for an R-rated film released in January. Yet the film, the autobiography of the same name, and the reputation of Chris Kyle are all built on a set of half-truths, myths and outright lies that Hollywood didn’t see fit to clear up.

Here are seven lies about Chris Kyle and the story that director Clint Eastwood is telling:

1. The Film Suggests the Iraq War Was In Response To 9/11: One way to get audiences to unambiguously support Kyle’s actions in the film is to believe he’s there to avenge the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The movie cuts from Kyle watching footage of the attacks to him serving in Iraq, implying there is some link between the two.

2. The Film Invents a Terrorist Sniper Who Works For Multiple Opposing Factions: Kyle’s primary antagonist in the film is a sniper named Mustafa. Mustafa is mentioned in a single paragraph in Kyle’s book, but the movie blows him up into an ever-present figure and Syrian Olympic medal winner who fights for both Sunni insurgents in Fallujah and the Shia Madhi army.

3. The Film Portrays Chris Kyle as Tormented By His Actions: Multiple scenes in the movie portray Kyle as haunted by his service. One of the film’s earliest reviews praised it for showing the “emotional torment of so many military men and women.” But that torment is completely absent from the book the film is based on. In the book, Kyle refers to everyone he fought as “savage, despicable” evil. He writes, “I only wish I had killed more.” He also writes, “I loved what I did. I still do. If circumstances were different – if my family didn’t need me – I’d be back in a heartbeat. I’m not lying or exaggerating to say it was fun. I had the time of my life being a SEAL.” On an appearance on Conan O’Brien’s show he laughs about accidentally shooting an Iraqi insurgent. He once told a military investigator that he doesn’t “shoot people with Korans. I’d like to, but I don’t.”

More: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/01/7-big-lies-american-sniper-is-telling-america-about-iraq-and-chris-kyle/

Whistling At Your Mom


Curious about what people are paying for Health Care or what kind of coverage you are getting

from your employer?

My employer (a small business with about 50 employees......only about 8 of us are covered) covers my HC but the deductible is $5,000 which seems terrible. I know the average for company sponsored HC is around a $1,300 deductible. Any guesses on what small businesses pay when your deductible is $5,000 and they have around 8 employees to cover? Any opinions on how good or bad this sounds are welcome. Wondering if several of us need to complain.

If your company doesn't cover you then give premium and deductible. I understand this is personal so it's entirely up to you obviously if you want to give any of this info.

Also, feel free to mention if you have Obama Care and how you like it?

The White House Hilariously Trolls Fox News At Press Luncheon

My impression is that Shepard Smith agrees Fox isn't news other than himself and Bret Baier. Shep Smith generally seems pretty good, Baier? That hasn't been my impression but he is better than most on Fox.


Paris Mayor Sues Fox News for Lying

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