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Sunday, August 16th, 2015

 

25 maps that will change the way you see the world

Via the website List25, where there are more lists of 25 items like 25 Common Sayings And Where They Came From, The 25 Most Dangerous Animals In The World and lots more. Bonus: Here are links to five other lists of maps (some overlap with some of the 25 maps above) to help you better understand the world (and America): 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World 25 Maps That Describe America Top 25 Informative Maps That Teach Us Something Uniquely 25 maps and charts that explain America today 40 maps that explain the world Source:Read More


WATCH Trump’s ‘MOST COMBATIVE’ interview to date!! [FULL INTERVIEW]

We’ve been posting snippets from Chuck Todd’s interview with Donald …


Some Los Angeles Cops Reportedly Upset Over Release of Gangsta Rap Flick ‘Straight Outta Compton’

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Some Los Angeles police officers apparently aren’t thrilled about the theatrical release of “Straight Outta Compton,” a biopic about legendary gangsta rap group N.W.A. TMZ reported that officers, who weren’t named, told the site that the movie reinforces stereotypes of police as “beating machines,” feeds into hatred of cops and makes things unsafe for officers. Screengrab from “Straight Outta Compton” trailer. (Image source: YouTube) Former L.A. City Councilman Dennis Zine, also an ex-LAPD officer who led the Police Protective League, has no love for “Straight Outta Compton” and added that it doesn’t help communities already suffering from bad police-public interactions. “It’sRead More


Why dropping federal mandatory minimum sentences will not solve all of our prison problems

Nice as it would be if Congress would pass legislation eliminating federal mandatory minimum sentencing, it would do little overall to reduce our incarceration rate, which continues to be the highest in the world. Even if we eliminated all federal prisoners from our overall incarceration numbers, we would not have to vacate our leadership role in imprisoning a greater percentage of our citizens than any other nation on earth. According to the most recent report which includes data up to 2013, from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), of the 193,775 federal prisoners serving sentences of over one year, 98,200—orRead More


‘GET OVER IT!’ – George Will to Trump supporters emailing him

Chris Wallace asked George Will to respond to the inundation …


‘A Real Horror’: Pilot Killed When Small Plane Crashes on Railroad Crossing

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A small, single-engine plane crashed on to a Long Island railroad crossing Sunday, killing the pilot, injuring a passenger and shutting down service on a branch of the nation’s busiest commuter rail line, officials said. Image source: WPIX-TV The plane crashed at a railway crossing between the Hicksville and Bethpage stations of the Long Island Rail Road around 7:45 a.m., authorities said. Residents of a nearby senior living facility said they heard a loud noise and saw the craft on fire. Bystanders ran to the scene but had to get back because of the flames, CharlesRead More