Thoughts of a Misanthrope

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Ep. 17 Delegates and Conventions

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS<p>Delegates and Conventions<p>So the purpose of the primaries is to determine how many …

Ep. 16 Primaries and Caucuses

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS<p>Primaries and Caucuses<p>During an election cycle we hear a lot of vocabulary being …

Ep. 15 Foster Care: How We Have Failed Our Children

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS<p>History of Foster Care<p>The history of foster care dates back to the mid 19th century …

Ep. 14 Civil Asset Forfeiture: When Cops Go Bad

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS<p>Civil Asset Forfeiture<p>The DOJ has ended the profit sharing portion of their civil …

Ep. 10: Surprising Super Bowl Commercials

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS<p>This year’s batch of Super Bowl commercials were a disappointment. None were over …

Politics News | Breaking Political News, Video & Analysis-ABC News - ABC News

Report criticizes Comey<p>Friday Rewind: North Korea Summit<p>IG report slams Comey for 'error of judgment' in Clinton email probe<p>Video shows Trump …

Ep. 11 Water Crisis In America

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS<p>There is a water crisis in America. Recent media coverage of Flint, MI has brought …

Ep. 12 Animal Testing: The True Cost of Looking Good

It was once required in China in order to sell there, but there have been some changes.<p>Infographic: …

Christians Protest Tennessee High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance Group, Comparing It to ISIS

February 8, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p>You would think we’re done with the days when the mere existence of a Gay-Straight Alliance group at a public high …

A program that allowed police to pocket cash and property seized in federal cases just got shut down

The "equitable-sharing" program gives police the option of prosecuting asset forfeiture cases under federal instead of state law.<p>Federal forfeiture policies are more permissive than many state policies, allowing police to keep up to 80 percent of assets they seize — even if the people they took …

7 unbelievable ways the government wasted your money in 2015

Government waste, of course, is in the eye of the beholder, and what's one man's vital government investment or research project is another man's boondoggle or government rip-off. Former Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) burnished his reputation as a deficit hawk by publishing an annual "waste book" of the …

Syria conflict: Russian air strikes 'killed 200 civilians'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1215000/1215862_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524851374_b7c823be675ec5bc4673e15d24451227<p><b>At least 200 civilians were killed in Russian air strikes in Syria in the two months to the end of November, an Amnesty International report …

Sorting the Sunday Pile: Refs dropped ball by not ejecting Odell Beckham

Odell Beckham Jr. should've been ejected on Sunday but the refs dropped the ball.<p>Odell Beckham caught a game-tying touchdown pass on Sunday, but he …

Ep. 8: America Needs Welfare Reform

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS<p>Issues in Sports<p>Effects of Poverty<p>Music provided by:<br>“Summon the Rawk” Kevin MacLeod …

America’s War on Poor People

Since Lyndon B. Johnson declared a War on Poverty, the U.S. has attempted to eliminate and prevent poverty. Unfortunately, we are losing the war. …

Ep. 7: John Oliver is an American Hero

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS<p>Albuquerque firefighter resigns after being a complete idiot, John Oliver makes it …

San Bernardino Shooting – When is it Enough

I wish there was something I could say. I know we typically say our thoughts go out or some warm words. But that does nothing. Thinking about the …

Charges against Chicago dad after 6-year-old shoots 3-year-old

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> Israel LaSalle was making Kool-Aid for his 6-year-old and 3-year-old grandsons when he heard the sound of something popping downstairs, where the children were.<p>Police say the boys were playing "cops and robbers" when the older boy grabbed a gun that was wrapped in pajama pants and …

Guns

Ep. 6: Obama Supports the Troops

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS<p>Cormega Copening is facing five felony charges, and is being tried as an adult, for …

Toilet Seat Stays Up | Bathroom Etiquette

As I have mentioned before, I have issues with people’s bathroom etiquette. When using public restrooms I feel it is necessary to follow certain …

Sources: Nation's disabled work program mired in corruption, fraud

<b>(CNN) —</b> The nation's premier federal program that provides work for people who are severely disabled is mired in widespread corruption, financial fraud and violations of the law, numerous sources tell CNN. And instead of helping the severely disabled find work, the taxpayer-funded agency is at …

Corruption

Clinton will not propose reinstating bank break-up law: campaign adviser Blinder | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will not propose reinstating a bank break-up law known as the Glass-Steagall Act, said Alan Blinder, an economist who has been advising Clinton’s campaign.<p>“You’re not going to see Glass-Steagall,” said Blinder, who was named …

Pope Francis to intervene in climate change debate

Pope Francis to publish a papal letter on Thursday in which he is expected to blame global warming on human activities<p>Pope Francis will go head-to-head with climate change sceptics this week when he issues a keenly awaited encyclical on the environment, in which he is expected to blame global …

FCC net neutrality rules take effect despite industry objections

With a simple declaration on its website, the<p>Federal Communications Commissionlaunched a new era of Internet oversight by touting that its tough regulations for online traffic were now in place.<p>The so-called net neutrality rules, designed to ensure the free flow of Internet data, took effect Friday …

Explosive intervention by Pope Francis set to transform climate change debate

Pope Francis will call for an ethical and economic revolution to prevent catastrophic climate change and growing inequality in a letter to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics on Thursday.<p>In an unprecedented encyclical on the subject of the environment, the pontiff is expected to argue that humanity’s …

Christianity

AP News: Headlines

Nonprofit With 'No Pregnancy in the Workplace' Policy Loses Lawsuit

Resource technician Shamira Johnson filed a lawsuit against her Houston-based employer United Bible Fellowship Ministries, Inc., a care facility for …

We bow before the greatness of Jessica Alba, an A+ entrepreneur who built a billion dollar company

We all know Jessica Alba as a kick-ass actress, but what some of us may not know is Alba is also a kick-ass entrepreneur. Forbes recently profiled …