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September 5, 2017 | 7 Comments » | Topics: Links

What’s It Like To Go To Burning Man – Medium

Former WWE Star Torrie Wilson Is 42 And Still Killing It – Mandatory

Houston Rockets reportedly sold for $2.2 billion – Fan Buzz

10 Cars Proven to Get to 200,000 Miles and Beyond – Consumer Reports

Polina Sitnova Is So Hot, She’ll Blow Your Pants off – Yes Bitch

Sources: North Korea Has an ICBM on the Move And why Sept. 9 could be significant – Newser

A World Transfixed by Screens – The Atlantic

Congress is finally working to defund civil asset forfeiture – The Hill

20 Essential Tips to Make You a Better Cook – Bon Appetit

F.D.A. Approves First Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment, Costing $475,000 – NY Times

Teach Resilience by Asking Your Kids for Help When You Have a Setback – Life Hacker

Fall Movie Guide: 35 Superhero, Scifi, and Fantasy Movies to Look Out For – Gizmodo

Now we know what Barack Obama wrote in his Oval Office welcome letter to Donald Trump – Rare

5 Mental Biases That Cause Poor Decisions – Medium

In Silicon Valley, Working 9 to 5 Is for Losers – NY Times

Can 10 Minutes of Meditation Make You More Creative? – HBR

Want to silence your left leaning friends in 17 seconds flat? Show them THIS – HSI

10 Insanely Toxic Habits You Need to Destroy to Be Successful – INC

It’s Never Too Late To Start The Week Bras Optional (41 Photos) – Radass

Meet Fashion Model Sophi Knight – G-Celeb

The 15 best business books of all time – Business Insider

People Who Said They Didn’t Want The Damn Cats – Sad And Useless

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Slavery – Grumpy Sloth

Melissa Debling…Dayuuuum! (nsfw) – Leenks

WhatsApp’s Cofounder On How It Reached 1.3 Billion Users Without Losing Its Focus – Fast Company

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  • Lynda Gutierrez

    Want to silence your left leaning friends in 17 seconds flat? Show them THIS? Seriously? A piece of hyper-edited nonsense? To silence your left-leaning friends, you’d have to use this thing called facts and evidence and a well-crafted argument based on analytical thinking.

    The fact that a right winger was able to DO that would shock liberals into silence for a good 20 seconds.

  • Lynda Gutierrez

    As to “7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Slavery” – when the very first example is false (because this: “It’s a safe bet that those 20 men were not paid” is a cross between outright ignorance and weasel wording) you should take the rest with a grain of salt the size of a house. Some of the others are more or less fine but #6 is also nonsense. If “slavery was on its way out” in 1793, then why did the Confederate states secede over their determination that it remain, more than five decades later?

    • Bob Frapples

      “why did the Confederate states secede over their determination that it remain, more than five decades later?”
      Because the civil war was fought over tariffs and states rights, not slavery. The North offered to preserve slavery, but the North didn’t offer to give up the high tariffs and economic policies that the South saw as a detriment to its interests.

      • MightyMule

        Laughable that people still try to put this lie out there.
        “The constitution, it is true, secured every essential guarantee to
        the institution while it should last, and hence no argument can be
        justly urged against the constitutional guarantees thus secured, because
        of the common sentiment of the day. Those ideas, however, were
        fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the equality of
        races. This was an error. It was a sandy foundation, and the government
        built upon it fell when the “storm came and the wind blew.”
        Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its
        foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that
        the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to
        the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new
        government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this
        great physical, philosophical, and moral truth.”
        Cornerstone speech given by Confederate vice president Stephens before the Civil War started.
        Here are the words from the states themselves. Not much mention of taxes. Lots of references to keeping slavery in place.

        • Bob Frapples

          Lie? Open a book, junior. Keep googling the same resources that reinforce the made up agenda, copy-and-paste king.
          Owning slaves was an expensive undertaking. You had to house, feed, clothe, and in some cases educate them. Slave owners weren’t all about having domain over people, it was about making money. The invention of the cotton gin was phasing slavery out. Plus, 1.45% of the population were slave owners.
          If the civil war was all about slavery then explain the Corwin Amendment?
          Two days before Lincoln’s inauguration, Congress, consisting only of the Northern states, passed overwhelmingly on March 2, 1861, the Corwin Amendment that gave constitutional protection to slavery.
          Lincoln endorsed the amendment in his inaugural address, saying “I have no objection to its being made express and irrevocable.”

          The North clearly wanted the South kept in the Union far more than the North wanted to abolish slavery.

      • Lynda Gutierrez

        LOL, no Bob. That’s what they teach in red states but it’s just not the truth. Please go read the documents written by the leader of each state in the Confederacy — each and every one of them notes slavery as being far and away their prime motivator for turning their back on the USA.

        The tariffs were of little consequence in the scheme of things and the only states’ rights they were interested in had to do with continuing to build their dime-store-aristocracy on the backs of generations of chattel slavery.

        • Bob Frapples

          Morons continue to cite the same tired source. Try reading others comments before responding, sweetie.
          Explain the Corwin Amendment if you’re so “educated” in the matter. I’ll wait while you read up on it because most of your “sources” refuse to look at any other source that doesn’t lean towards slavery as the cause.