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I'm Voting for Donald Trump. Here's Why.

I'm voting for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential primary.<p>Please indulge me for a moment. I'm about as liberal as they come, vote in every election (even the tiny local ones), and almost always cast a straight-ticket Democratic ballot. I'm registered as an independent, however. Eons ago, during …

Iran just scored a massive propaganda victory

The video is in line with an IRGC statement released earlier in the morning saying that the sailors, who were detained by Iran overnight at an IRGC base on Farsi Island, were released unharmed "after they apologized" for the incident.<p>Experts said the video represents a significant propaganda …

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Target List From The Cold War Declassified For The First Time

The <i>National Security Archive</i> has published what is said to be the most comprehensive and detailed list of nuclear weapons targets and applied weapons …

This 10-second graphic puts California's drought into terrifying perspective

California will hopefully get slammed with a fair amount of El Niño's wrath of rains this winter. But even a few months of extreme wetness won't end its crushing drought, which has been insidiously parching the state for about four years.<p>To see the severity of the situation in 2015 alone, check out …

This map shows how much territory ISIS has lost this year

In the year after ISIS rampaged across the Middle East in a bid to seize territory and establish a self-declared Islamic "caliphate," the terrorist group continued to be a major threat to the world, pulling off sophisticated attacks and recruiting thousands more people to its cause.<p>But though …

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

Why lifting the ban on US oil exports could backfire in the short-term

At the heart of the deal is a measure lifting the US' four-decade-old ban on exporting oil in most circumstances, which was put in place some time after a 1973 Arab oil embargo.<p>This particular measure is largely seen as a big win for Republicans and oil companies because it comes at a time when 1. …

9 crazy things that could happen after the singularity, when robots become smarter than humans

Futurists say that our destiny will be shaped by the Singularity, the moment when artificial intelligence surpasses human intelligence.<p>Scholars don't agree on the details, but they say it will happen between 30 and 1000 years from today, with most predicting it will emerge in the next century.<p>It …

27 Candid Concerns From Special Forces Troops About Women In Combat

"It’s a slap in the face telling us that chicks can do our job."<p>A recent survey released by the Pentagon just proved how deep misogyny runs in the U.S. Special Operations Forces.<p>The research, conducted by Rand National Defense Research Institute in 2014, includes interviews from over 7,600 elite …

Donald Trump’s racism is as American as apple pie

Republicans keep saying Trump’s ban on Muslims goes against our values. Do they know anything of our history?<p>The mainstream political class is aghast at Donald Trump’s bigoted statements about Muslims, Syrian refugees, Hispanics and other people of color.<p>They have proclaimed that Donald Trump is …

The ultimate window seat is a glass bubble on top of a plane

In a 21st century, aviation special of <i>Pimp My Ride</i>: Airplane owners could soon install glass bubbles on top of their planes.<p>SkyDeck, a 360 degree, …

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White supremacist groups see Trump bump

'He has sparked an insurgency,' Stormfront founder says.<p>The Ku Klux Klan is using Donald Trump as a talking point in its outreach efforts. Stormfront, the most prominent American white supremacist website, is upgrading its servers in part to cope with a Trump traffic spike. And former Louisiana …

Rights & Freedoms

3 Boeing 747 jumbo jets have been abandoned in Malaysia for more than a year

The large Boeing 747-200Fs — two passenger and one cargo jet — have been racking up unpaid storage fees at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), and Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd is now calling on the owner to collect them.<p>KLIA hit international headlines last year, when Malaysia Airlines …

Medieval Castle Unearthed Beneath Prison Yard

The massive castle dates back to the year 1110.<p>Researchers have found the remnants of a medieval castle hidden beneath a men's prison in Gloucester, England, shedding new light on the regal architecture once present in the city.<p>While recently examining the area for proposed plans to redevelop the …

Archaeology

North Korea says it's ready to detonate an H-bomb. They say a lot of things.

North Korea is ready to detonate a hydrogen bomb to "defend its sovereignty and the dignity of the nation," leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday - a threat that remains unsubstantiated.<p>It is the first time the regime, which has already conducted three atomic tests, has claimed to have built a hydrogen …

The Middle Class Is No Longer The Majority in the U.S.

The American middle class is no longer the majority of the U.S. population, according to a new report from my former colleagues at the Pew Research …

5 things I gave up to pay off $68,000 in debt

When I graduated in May 2011, I had $68,000 in student loan debt. I knew that paying off my student loans was going to be tough, but was determined to do it as quickly as possible.<p>In order to pay off debt, I would have to do two things: spend less and earn more. I promptly began to side hustle, …

The White House made a correction to one thing Obama said in his big Oval Office address

When emailing out the official transcript of his speech, the White House amended the president's comment that Tashfeen Malik, one of the perpetrators of the San Bernardino, California, attack, arrived in the US as part of the US' visa-waiver program.<p>Malik actually came to the US last year on a K-1 …

The U.S. ‘Right’ to Own Guns Came With the ‘Right’ to Own Slaves

The grim history of gun violence in the United States goes way back, aided and abetted by the same monstrous reasoning that once defended …

Guns

New York Times, in rare front-page editorial, calls for outlawing some rifles | Reuters

(Reuters) - The New York Times, in its first front-page editorial in nearly a century, on Saturday called for outlawing the kinds of rifles used in the California shooting massacre this week that left 14 people dead.<p>An SUV with its windows shot out that police suspect was the getaway vehicle from …

Guns

Uber cars in Seattle will have a bright color-coded light to let you know which car is yours

How does it work? Glad you asked.<p>When Seattleites hail a ride with select Uber drivers during this test, they're prompted to pick a color.<p>A light bar on the Uber car will change colors accordingly, so you can pick your driver out of a crowd.<p>Uber is providing drivers with the so-called Spot bars …

What To Make Of BCG's New 50 Most Innovative Companies List

• Tesla jumped from 41rst in 2013 to 3rd this year, a 38 position increase.<br>• Apple and Google hold on to first and second rankings this year.<br>• 79% of senior executives ranked innovation as either the top-most priority or a top-three priority at their company.<br>• 50% of senior executives predict technology …

Innovation

Turkish president says he has proof Russia bought oil from Islamic State

The war of words continues after Turkey shot down a Moscow warplane with Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacking Russia's accusations that it bought oil from Isil<p>The Turkish president has said he has proof that Russia is involved in the illegal oil trade with Isil in Syria as he attacked Russia's claims …

PDW’s New Merino A.G. Watch Cap

Colder weather is sloooowly beginning to make its appearance again around the country, and the guys at Prometheus Design Werx are meeting the need …

Knitting

New Concealed Gun Law Takes Effect in Maine

Legal gun owners in Maine no longer need a permit to carry a concealed handgun.<p>The new rules take effect on Thursday. Legislators say the law ends a …

Podcast: 100 Tactical Skills Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

A little over a year ago, our fearless and talented illustrator Ted Slampyak sent me an email telling me that he wouldn’t be able to do as many …

The Sioux Guide to Situational Awareness | The Art of Manliness

<i>Charles Alexander Eastman was born in 1858 and raised as “Ohiyesa” to be a hunter and warrior in the traditional ways of the Santee Sioux. When he</i> …

Dem Gun Ban Would Require Confiscation, Ban Most Pistols

A Democratic-proposed gun ban would prohibit some of the most highly-rated hunting rifles and shotguns, ban most pistols, and require Wisconsin …

Guns

We Are All On The Front Lines Now. Train to Fight. - Bearing Arms - Active Shooter, civilian counterterrorism, domestic terrorism, Gunsite, Paris, Training, Valor Ridge

Our leaders have failed us.<p>On the exact same day that President Barack Obama declared that ISIS was “contained” in Syria, an ISIS cell of eight men …