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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, state TV has announced.
It provided no further details.

Fidel Castro ruled Cuba as a one-party state for almost half a century before handing over the powers to his brother Raul in 2008.

His supporters praised him as a man who had given Cuba back to the people. But his opponents accused him of brutally suppressing opposition.


Monday, September 19, 2016

A college student has been expelled by Kansas State University after a SnapChat photo in which she and another woman wore black cosmetic facemasks and made a joke about being black. Paige Shoemaker's joke was sent privately among friends, but it was reposted and went viral with some help from Daily Kos blogger Shaun King. The caption read "Feels good to finally be a n---." Shoemaker and her friend apologized and she wrote on Facebook, "We clearly understand that what was said and done was completely disrespectful." read more


Sunday, September 18, 2016

A man wearing a private security company uniform stabbed eight people at a Minnesota mall before an off-duty police officer shot him dead, authorities said. read more


Monday, September 12, 2016

The transgender activist and star - who appeared in films including Pulp Fiction and The Wedding Singer and was the sibling of actors David, Rosanna and Patricia Arquette - died on Sunday morning. read more


Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Patricia Ann Spann, 43, and her daughter Misty Velvet Dawn Spann, 25, were married in March, police learned last month while conducting a child welfare investigation. Authorities later found out Patricia Spann had married her son in 2008, who filed for annulment 15 months later citing "incest."

Patricia Spann told child service investigators that she'd lost custody of three children, who were adopted by their paternal grandmother. Spann said she thought it was OK to marry her daughter because her name wasn't on Misty Spann's birth certificate. She reunited with her daughter two years ago, the AP reported.


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I support the recount, but this seems like a lot of grasping at straws. Find some real evidence, instead of the type of stuff Breitbart and DrudgeReport would use as clickbait if the shoe were on the other foot.

"Are there questions being asked about whether Russia hacked any election results? Yes. That's naturally going to be a concern given everything we know Russia has been doing. Is that proven? No. But we certainly should be looking closely at the election. I think every state should be recounted to find anything suspicious that might have occurred."

Every state? Really? That seems like extreme overkill, especially since many states' results were perfectly in line with aggregate polling data. I think it's perfectly reasonable to initially call for recounts in the states which were close. But you think there should be a nationwide recount "to find anything suspicious that might have occurred." That's ridiculous. It would create such a circus that the nation would grow tired of much quicker than the 2000 debacle. The Democrats need to be very careful about how they pursue any recounts, otherwise the next presidential election will be a repeat of 2004. (I always thought Kerry should have called for a recount in Ohio, but he couldn't politically because the memory of how Gore fumbled in Florida was still fresh in people's minds.)

This is a discussion that Trump voters and others on the right refuse to let happen. They just call it a conspiracy theory, claim falsely that there's no evidence and defend Russia and Putin.

No surprise that the winning party is acting like political hacks and sore winners. They're trolling the people who didn't support them, and by the looks of it they appear to be succeeding.

I've never seen more pro-Russia comments on this site than when Russian hackers started attacking the DNC. I haven't seen this many Americans speak well of the Communists since I was a kid reading The Nation and a lot of Depression-era liberals were still around.

I don't disagree, but again this is a trend that's been going on internationally for years. Russia does it. China does it. The US does it. Etc. We don't need to be "alarmed" at it, we just need to recognize that's the reality and react calmly so we can convince others we need to take reasonable steps to inoculate ourselves against it.

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