Category Archives: Open Threads

Thanksgiving 2017

Today, most of us in the United States will sit down to a feast of turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Sound about right? Ever wonder what the settlers and their native friends had for dinner on the first Thanksgiving?

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Hillary is Simply Unbelievable

Hillary Clinton has made some amazingly hypocritical and clueless comments lately. Even for the typically far-from-self-aware Clinton, she’s outdone herself in exhibiting her hypocrisy and, especially, her myopia.

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Weaponized Hit?

Once upon a time, people were innocent until proven guilty. Once upon a time, the mainstream media would not smear someone first and ask questions later. Once upon a time, the mainstream media would not smear someone, destroy his reputation, destroy his livelihood, without proof that the allegations they were making were at least probably true, based upon substantial evidence, if only to protect themselves from lawsuits.

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Veterans Day Weekend 2017

Saturday is Veterans Day, a day on which we honor and salute all who currently serve as well as all who have served in defense of our nation down through history.

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Connections of a Saudi Prince

The Saudis are in the midst of political turmoil. An anti-corruption purge took place this past weekend, resulting in many arrests: [emphasis added to quotes]

Saudi Arabia‘s newly formed anti-corruption committee has arrested at least 17 princes and top officials, according to a list obtained by CNN and cited by a senior royal court official.

The list includes Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the billionaire businessman who owns 95% of Kingdom Holding, which holds stakes in global companies such as Citigroup, Twitter, Apple and News Corp.

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DOJ May Charge the Russian Hackers?

A story in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) claims that Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors may charge actual Russians for the “hack” of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) that occurred in early 2016. [emphasis added to quotes]

The Justice Department has identified more than six members of the Russian government involved in hacking the Democratic National Committee’s computers and swiping sensitive information that became public during the 2016 presidential election, according to people familiar with the investigation.

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Halloween Cultural Appropriation

Colleges and schools across the country are instructing students how to not commit the crime of “cultural appropriation” this Halloween.

What is cultural appropriation? Apparently, it’s

the taking of intellectual property, knowledge, and cultural expression from someone else’s culture without permission. [emphasis added to quotes]

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