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  1. 5 sherijr
    June 10, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    that toon just makes me so very sad. Congrats momsense 🙂

    • June 10, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      Makes me sad, too. I always try and imagine what would I say to my child to keep him or her safe? It’s horrifying the fear that parents and children have to live with because we do not have the courage to deal with this kind of institutional racism and violence.

  2. 8 Gazelle
    June 10, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    [Hey GOP, time doesn’t go back. That journey’s done!]

    Africa creates TFTA – Cape to Cairo free-trade zone

    African leaders have agreed to create the continent’s largest free-trade zone, covering 26 countries in an area from Cape Town to Cairo.
    The deal, signed in Egypt, is intended to ease the movement of goods across member countries which represent more than half the continent’s GDP.

    Since the end of colonial rule, governments have been discussing ways to boost intra-African trade. The poor state of roads, railways and airlines have made it difficult.

    Three existing trade blocs – the Southern African Development Community (Sadc); the East African Community (EAC) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) – are to be united into a single new zone.

    More here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-33076917

  3. 9 57andfemale
    June 10, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    GOP is ready to turn the tables on truth. Is there any earthly reason why the DNC is never ready with a strong narrative, supported by the entire party? Just askin’.


  4. 13 Gazelle
    June 10, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Six African players have been released by their English Premier League clubs and are now available to join other teams without a fee.

    Nigeria’s Shola Ameobi by Crystal Palace, South Africa’s 2010 World Cup captain Bongani Khumalo, from Tottenham Hotspur, DR Congo’s Youssouf Mulumbu from West Bromwich Albion and the Ivorian duo Guy Demel from West Ham and Yannick Sagbo by Hull City.

    Champions Chelsea also confirmed that former Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba is to leave the club on a free transfer.


  5. 14 Gazelle
    June 10, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    [This young scholar just makes me proud! You go!]

    A young Namibian scientist has vowed to find a cure for cancer – one of the biggest killer diseases in the world.

    Johanna Amunjela, a PhD scholar at the University of Aberdeen, in the UK, is among the first in the world to investigate the role that specific proteins have in how the disease develops.

    Earlier this year, she presented her findings at the Genes and Cancer conference held at Cambridge University.

    With audio: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-33072493

  6. June 10, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Surgery is done. Chris came through well. They are going to keep him asleep for 1-7 days.

    Thank you for your prayers. Please keep them coming.

  7. 35 Linda
    June 10, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Murder Charges Dropped Against Georgia Woman Who Took Abortion Pills


    She needs to sue for false arrest and also bring charges against the hospital social worker for violating HIPAA

  8. 38 Gazelle
    June 10, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Random stuff 🙂 : African proverb: A wise visitor leaves firewood behind.

  9. June 10, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    That cartoon is soooooo incredible…it is almost unbelievable,,

  10. June 10, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Georgia RB Nick Chubb, a high school senior this time last year

    …is the next Marshawn Lynch…too bad the NFL won’t allow CFB players to enter the draft until they are a minimum Red-Shirt Sophomores. I also want him gone because Auburn plays Georgia every year 😀

    Can’t make this stuff up!

  11. 41 yardarm756
    June 10, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Good day e’er one. After reading the previous post and checking my bod, I’ve decided that growing old ain’t for wimps!

  12. June 10, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    These are soooo good 😀

    ‘Teen Wolf’

  13. 45 Nena20409
    June 10, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Hello TOD. It’s a Sunny, Hot, Humid Wednesday in my neck of the woods.
    Congrats MomSense on your Solid Gold ⭐
    Slow today…..trying to get my feet…oops…eyes and with my fingers into the WWW 😉
    WH Presser with Josh “The Voice” Earnest is Already in Progress LIVE

  14. June 10, 2015 at 2:17 pm


    bbl ….

  15. 49 Nena20409
    June 10, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    Barbara Bush was right 2X publicly that…..We are Tired of the Bushes 😉

  16. 50 Gazelle
    June 10, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    [Great giggle! Some of the Tweets included in the article! Enjoy! 🙂 ]

    John Cleese has called Piers Morgan a “real third-rater” after forgetting his name on radio.

    The 75-year-old comedian, whose much publicised Twitter spat with Morgan has kept thousands amused over the past few days, told Radio 5 Live that the former newspaper editor was a “chancer”.

    In a typically humorous exchange, Cleese also appeared to forget who exactly “this fellow” was.

    “I’ve actually genuinely gone blank, what is his name…?” Cleese asked presenter Sam Walker, before bellowing: “MORGAN!”

    “Piers Morgan, he wrote a piece in the Mail on Sunday and he called me a ‘something old fool’ or something and so I had a go back at him, because I’ve always thought he was a real third-rater, one of those chancers,” he told listeners.

    More here & tweets: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/john-cleese-calls-piers-morgan-a-thirdrater-and-chancer-after-he-remembers-who-he-is-10309344.html?icn=puff-1

  17. 51 Nena20409
    June 10, 2015 at 2:33 pm


    I thought Cruz was not to be asked about his Canadian Citizenship?
    Even if Sanders were to have carried an Israeli Passport, he was Born in USA, unlike Rafael Edwardo Cruz.

  18. 57 Nena20409
    June 10, 2015 at 2:35 pm

  19. 60 carolyn
    June 10, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    eveingeorgia…..So wonderful to hear the result of your son’s surgery. We are all still holding you up in our thoughts and prayers.

  20. 61 Nena20409
    June 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm

  21. 63 Nena20409
    June 10, 2015 at 2:40 pm

  22. 64 Nena20409
    June 10, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    The View is dying, period!
    This lady isn’t that bright. Just because she is under 30yrs old…….doesn’t mean that she was the ONLY one to fill that role. I would have like to have an Indian American, Asian American or a Muslim American fill that spot.

  23. 67 Nena20409
    June 10, 2015 at 2:56 pm

  24. 68 Nena20409
    June 10, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    There are up to 200 US Citizens fighting and training Kurdish Army against Syria and ISIL in Iraq…….all doing it on their own free will.

  25. 70 Nena20409
    June 10, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Sneaking and Hiding, hmm?

  26. 75 Eveingeorgia
    June 10, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Thank you,m thank you for all the well wishes. Just saw my son. Hooked up to a million things but sleeping deeply. I don’t know how long they will keep him under, but I am staying here until he opens his eyes. This is such a great family. To each of you who sent such warm thoughts to my family, you are just the best!

    • 76 57andfemale
      June 10, 2015 at 3:39 pm

      You and your son have been in my thoughts and prayers. Sending positive and healing energy your way.

    • 77 JER
      June 10, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Thanking about you and wishing only the best for your son.

    • 78 donna dem 4 obama
      June 10, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      Eve, I am praying for a speedy and successful recovery for your son.

    • 79 desertflower
      June 10, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      {{{Eve}}} {{{Chris}}}

    • 80 Roberta in MN
      June 10, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      Eveingeorgia, so glad to hear your son came through surgery. When you are with him, talk to him. He will remember, it id amazing what will happen when they wake him up. At least I am hoping he will be able to. My son was in a coma for 5 months and I talked to him and the nurses and people in the nursing home, he recognized all the voices, just no faces and got to meet them all eventually. Prayers with you all.

  27. 82 JER
    June 10, 2015 at 3:51 pm


    Pope Francis has created a new tribunal section inside the Vatican to hear cases of bishops accused of covering up for priests who raped and molested children, the biggest step the Holy See has taken to hold bishops accountable for abuse. …
    More here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/pope-francis-biggest-step-yet-to-hold-bishops-accountable-for-abuse/

    • 83 99ts
      June 10, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      Doesn’t sound so good for our Cardinal Pell who just got a cosy job in Rome away from the Australian inquiry into child abuse.

  28. June 10, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Sorry if already posted, but I thought this was a nice piece of inspiration and hope for the next generations to come:

    • 85 desertflower
      June 10, 2015 at 4:21 pm

      This made me cry…these children are wise beyond their years. They should be proud of themselves:) Thanks for posting this, meta. Should be shared widely.

  29. 86 donna dem 4 obama
    June 10, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Iber — in a brief public post on a story on the Miami Herald’s website — defended the officer’s response.

    “He did nothing wrong,” Iber wrote in a comment that showed his Facebook picture, name, school and title. “He was afraid for his life. I commend him for his actions.”

    Iber’s stance quickly prompted a passionate online response from Ambrose Sims, a black, retired Miami Beach Police veteran who joined the force at a time of racial strife in Miami in the 1980s. He also came out as gay and led a campaign for equal rights. Sims wrote, in part: “Such a comment reveals to me that you’re a serious part of the problem.”

    Iber’s comment — which was removed after a few hours but not before being captured in screen grabs that were circulated in the community — also raised eyebrows in North Miami, a diverse city in northeast Miami-Dade where a majority of residents are black. The student body at his school also is 99 percent minority, according to state records.

  30. 89 Gazelle
    June 10, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    [I like this part of his speech — “I want you to chase reality.”]

    Christopher Nolan has discussed the controversial and ambiguous ending to his film Inception, which saw a spinning top rotating and wobbling a little before cutting to black.

    Unsurprisingly, he didn’t just say “it was all a dream” and then drop the mic, but gave a more nuanced explanation of what it was intended to symbolise, during a speech made to a graduating Princeton University class.

    He started off with a pre-amble about pragmatism:

    “In the great tradition of these speeches, generally someone says something along the lines of ‘Chase your dreams,’ but I don’t want to tell you that because I don’t believe that. I want you to chase your reality.

    “I feel that over time, we started to view reality as the poor cousin to our dreams, in a sense….I want to make the case to you that our dreams, our virtual realities, these abstractions that we enjoy and surround ourselves with – they are subsets of reality.”


  31. 90 57andfemale
    June 10, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    The best Dem bumper sticker line ever!

  32. 91 Linda
    June 10, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Paul Ryan Gets Smacked Down While Grandstanding About Obamacare During House Hearing

    start at the 5 min mark

    • 92 Obama Grandmama
      June 10, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      Paul Ryan’s rudeness when the speaker after him was speaking by talking and not listening was so blatant.

  33. 93 desertflower
    June 10, 2015 at 4:32 pm



    There’s nothing secret about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It won’t kill jobs, undermine environmental regulations, or censor the Internet. Click the button below to read the entire agreement for yourself.

  34. June 10, 2015 at 4:37 pm

  35. 96 Linda
    June 10, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Diane Rehm Presses Sanders On Whether He’s US-Israel Dual Citizen….. ( She read it on the Internet, so it must be true? )

  36. June 10, 2015 at 4:39 pm

  37. 105 JER
    June 10, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    LIVE NOW: Attorney for Girl in Pool Party Video – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

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