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If anyone doesn't want to believe that a Donald has issues, they need to view his Cincinnati speech:

Lots of craziness and several strident breaths & sniffles.

If people don't see his behavior as bizarre, then they will never see it. Crazy.

He kind of reminds me of Perry Logan (long-time DUers will get the reference) in this speech.

* For example, checkout 13:00+ and 45:30++... totally manic and pressured speech!

Rocker Grace Potter Honors Women of NASA in Music Video

Source: Space.com

Singer-songwriter Grace Potter debuted an inspiring new space-themed music video highlighting the accomplishments of past, present and future women of NASA.

The music video, "Look What We've Become," was created in collaboration with NASA's Johnson Space Center, where the video was filmed. It showcases women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and aims to empower and inspire the next generation, according to a statement from NASA.

"So much of this song is about when you are coming up through any part of your life and you face challenges, there are so many different ways that can affect you and change the course of your life," Potter said in the statement. "I think that it creates a strength within you if you do make the choice to push onward and say, 'I know that this might be more difficult than another path. That's why I want to do it.'" [Women in Space: A Gallery of Firsts]

The music video covers nearly every aspect of NASA: Mission Control, ground experiments, astronauts floating in microgravity aboard the International Space Station, training exercises in the Neutral Buoyancy Lab, astronauts gearing up for launch, and, of course, Potter rocking a spacesuit.

Read more: http://www.space.com/34180-grace-potter-music-video-nasa-women.html

Only in Trump's America

LIVE Dedication Ceremony: The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture



Edit: adding CSPN link so that I can people watch until it starts!


Dear President Obama: "We Will Give Him a Family"


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Meet the Horde of Neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and Other Extremist Leaders Endorsing Donald Trump

Source: Mother Jones

With his many appeals to nativism, bigotry, and bitter discontent, Donald Trump has enthralled far-right extremists with his campaign for president. According to an investigation by Mother Jones and the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute, since Trump officially announced his bid in June 2015 he has drawn effusive praise and formal backing from some of the country's most virulent neo-Nazis, white supremacists, militia supporters, and other extremist leaders. They include the head of the American Nazi Party, three former Ku Klux Klansmen, four people involved in a recent armed standoff against federal authorities at an Oregon wildlife refuge, and at least 15 individuals affiliated with organizations described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as hate groups.

Trump has disavowed none of them.

"We have a wonderful OPPORTUNITY here folks, that may never come again," wrote Rocky J. Suhayda, the head of the American Nazi Party, last fall. "Donald Trump's campaign statements, if nothing else, have SHOWN that 'our views' are NOT so 'unpopular' as the Political Correctness crowd have told everyone they are!"

During the Republican National Convention in July, Trump endorser Andrew Anglin, who runs a neo-Nazi website called The Daily Stormer, wrote: "The biggest story in the filthy kike media has been a few lines from Melania’s speech which these Jews claim she stole from monkey Michelle."

Responding to questions about his views by email, Anglin echoed Trump's statements about the 2016 election being "rigged," warning: "If he loses, it is by fraud, and all of these people who are currently supporting him are going to be radicalized." Trump, he said, "will order a putsch."

Others among Trump's extremist endorsers have advocated for violent overthrow of the US government, expressed hatred for blacks, Latinos, Muslims, and Jews, and have threatened to "level and demolish every mosque across this country."

Read more: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/09/trump-supporters-neo-nazis-white-nationalists-kkk-militias-racism-hate

We Talked to New Yorkers on the Block That Was Bombed About Who Will Make America Safe Again

Source: Mother Jones


Residents and workers along 23rd Street near 7th Avenue were getting on with life Monday afternoon, as police oversaw a complicated crime scene nearby. Meanwhile, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump engaged in a war of words over terrorism, and over who would make Americans feel safer. "They are looking to make this into a war against Islam, rather than a war against jihadists, violent terrorists," Clinton said about potential terrorists attacking America. "The kinds of rhetoric and language Mr. Trump has used is giving aid and comfort to our adversaries."

Trump, on the other hand, blamed immigration: "These attacks, and many others, were made possible because of our extremely open immigration system."

Residents and workers in Chelsea, however, completely rejected Trump's hardline immigration policy as a solution to future terrorist attacks. "Of course, Clinton—I feel that she can do a better job of protecting us," Swope said. "She has a much more level-headed personality."

Jane Nelson, who was visiting a friend in Chelsea, was even blunter: "He knows nothing."


A 'graveyard' of refugees' lifejackets has been placed outside the Houses of Parliament

Source: Mashable

LONDON — Parliament Square has been transformed into a "lifejacket graveyard," as international leaders gather at the United Nations migration summit in New York.

In an attempt to remind the world of the risks refugees take to reach safety, 2,500 lifejackets — 625 of which were worn by children — were placed on the doorstep of the UK government.

Dozens of volunteers gathered in Parliament Square at 5 a.m. on Sept. 19 to unload a lorry containing thousands of lifejackets to create the "graveyard".

The lifejackets, which were worn by refugees on the crossing from Turkey to the Greek island of Chios, represent the experiences and struggles of those who travelled the treacherous stretch of sea.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/09/19/refugees-lifejackets-parliament/?utm_cid=hp-h-12#.BDBK4F4Hiq1

After court threat, state of Michigan removed Flint's power to sue

Source: Freep

LANSING — Days after Flint Mayor Karen Weaver served notice that her city might file a lawsuit against the State of Michigan over the Flint drinking water crisis, the state removed Flint's ability to sue.

Though Flint has not been under a state-appointed emergency manager since April 2015, the state still exerts partial control over the city through a five-member Receivership Transition Advisory Board, whose members are appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder.

The board moved quickly to change the rules under which Flint is governed so that the city cannot file a lawsuit without first getting approval from that state-appointed board.

In other words, Flint cannot sue the state without getting the state to sign off on it first

Read more: http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/flint-water-crisis/2016/09/18/after-court-threat-state-removed-flints-power-sue/90467828/
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