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NFL reportedly considering
proposal to eliminate extra points

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/21/2014 8:17:44 AM

The NFL is reportedly considering abolishing the extra point after touchdowns as part of its scoring system. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told the NFL Network on Monday that the league´s Competition Committee is looking at proposals that would end extra point kicks after touchdowns in favor of a revised scoring system. "The extra point is almost automatic," Goodell told the network. "I believe we had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd (attempts). So it´s a very small fraction of the play, and you want to add excitement with every play." "There´s one proposal in particular that I´ve

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This is nutty. The extra point play is an ´exclamation point´ on a TD, and gives both teams a brief breather before the kickoff. And the occasional missed extra point can alter the course of the game.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/21/2014 8:29:19 AM     (No. 9699741)



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Harleynyc, 1/21/2014 8:29:26 AM     (No. 9699742)

The only change I could agree with would be for more cheerleaders. They should twerk after every scrimmage.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mazeman, 1/21/2014 8:30:48 AM     (No. 9699744)



Well at least they´d keep the two point conversion which is one of the most exciting plays in Football.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/21/2014 8:31:31 AM     (No. 9699747)

I STG that this site is becoming harder and harder to navigate. But anyway, here is what I meant to say:
Leave the scoring rules alone ,Roger. Spend your time and energy fighting off the NancyBoys that are trying to put you out of business.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns, 1/21/2014 8:45:46 AM     (No. 9699769)

Better yet get rid of the media and injury time outs. That would speed things up. There is actually less than 7 mins of playing time in a 3+ hour game,

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Reply 6 - Posted by: luke21, 1/21/2014 8:52:05 AM     (No. 9699777)

The NFL gets crappier every year. Plus their cheerleaders are dressed like plumbers as often as not.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: K620, 1/21/2014 8:55:31 AM     (No. 9699786)

#4, re the preamble to your comment: I agree, this site has become very slow and very difficult to navigate. It´s my favorite site, but it´s become incredibly irksome. Only my love of lucianne.com and my fellow L-dotters keeps me coming back. (Glad to hear I´m not the only one experiencing this).

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Reply 8 - Posted by: avikingman, 1/21/2014 8:56:13 AM     (No. 9699790)

Leave the game alone.
You´ve already screwed it up.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: horacer, 1/21/2014 9:01:56 AM     (No. 9699804)

If excitement is what you want then substitute tigers for the opposing team on extra points. Make the kick or the tiger eats you. Unless you have a 16 ton weight ready to spring.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Magic8Ball, 1/21/2014 9:10:35 AM     (No. 9699816)

Move the extra point out to the 40 yard line.

Also, raise the NBA basket height to 12 feet.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: vhs68, 1/21/2014 9:15:21 AM     (No. 9699825)

The NFL will be Flag-Football in less than 10 years!!!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tennisbum, 1/21/2014 9:27:35 AM     (No. 9699840)

My favorite site also....but navigation is an issue. Maybe it´s the ads...don´t know. If all of the pages load when we click on Lucianne.com seems like that slows everything down. Perhaps make the site so that 1-2 pages load initially and then you can elect to load additional pages.

At the bottom of my computer screen, there is always a "transferring data", or "waiting for doubleclick", "waiting for advertising".

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Reply 13 - Posted by: envirodude, 1/21/2014 9:27:46 AM     (No. 9699841)

How will the NFL and TV get their extra money from the commercials?

TD
commercial
Official´s review
commercial
Extra Point
commercial
kickoff
commercial


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Reply 14 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 1/21/2014 9:28:25 AM     (No. 9699842)

Let the thugs have a shootout in the end zone, 1 full clip each, shoot while running around with their pants around their knees.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Hotrod, 1/21/2014 9:36:23 AM     (No. 9699853)

I wish they would eliminate the incessant Official Reviews. There are officials on the field and they do make mistakes, but that is part of the game and it happens to both teams.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: WI Cynic, 1/21/2014 9:40:25 AM     (No. 9699855)

I´m with #10: If it´s too easy, then move the spot of the kick back. The spot of the kick could be varied to match the level of the players - darn close for peewee, close for high school, far for college, and in another zip code for professional.

Make it far enough out that only about half the kicks make it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/21/2014 9:43:00 AM     (No. 9699858)

1) This is a stupid idea "automatic 7 points"... push the ball back to the 40 yard line, and allow the defense to do whatever it takes to block the kick. Stepping up over each other is a penalty? That´s stupid. You want excitement? Make the PAT an actual challenge.

2) The play clock should be returned to 25 seconds. 40 seconds is a joke and. Think about it: if each team runs 75 plays for a total of 150, and each team used the entire 40 seconds, that´s 10 full minutes of nothing in every game. You want excitement? Make the game more exciting than waiting around for something to happen.

3) Use a running clock in every game. This is a rugby methodology. Let´s see who can REALLY manage the game and perform when the pressure´s on without 3 timeouts per half, plus another for a ´2 minute warning´, plus a bunch more for television commercials. If you have injury time, the referee will manage the extra time tacked on at the end. Of course, this means no more 3 hour marathons for a 60 minute game in which an actual 32 minutes of football are actually played. One more word on the ´2 minute warning´ business: it´s a joke to stop play, allow teams to strategize, simply under the guise of telling everyone "Hey, only 2 minutes left, OK?" What a joke. Who doesn´t know that? The score boards and game clocks are the size of small houses.

Of course, #3 will never be implemented, and we all know why $$$$$$. But the wussification of the game will continue.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/21/2014 9:45:37 AM     (No. 9699863)

Bad math: that would be 100 minutes of nothing in each game.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: nosillod, 1/21/2014 10:04:47 AM     (No. 9699887)

Sorry for being off topic, but I too was experiencing slow response on Lucianne.com. I decided to try to use Firefox instead of Chrome as my browser and things went back to normal. I also have an addon called no-script on Firefox that may be helping.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/21/2014 10:14:02 AM     (No. 9699899)

The extra points have become almost automatic because you have so many rules stopping effective blocking. While you´re at it, fine harbaugh for unnecessarily using time-outs for no tactical advantage- like when he´s already lost.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: F16 guy, 1/21/2014 10:14:34 AM     (No. 9699900)

Have goal posts that can be vary the width of the uprights.

20 yd kicks get a lot narrower target than one at 40 yds, etc.

The fact is, an extra point failure rate of .0004% means the play is just wasting time.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Grady, 1/21/2014 10:14:53 AM     (No. 9699901)

Just give trophies to everyone and don´t keep score.
"Suits" screwing things up ...again.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: MarkTwain, 1/21/2014 10:20:25 AM     (No. 9699915)

C´mon Roger, you can do better than that! Time to pander to your core demographic.

Keep the extra point, but substitute each teams´ cheerleaders for that play.

This´ll put some excitement back in the game! Slo-mo high def eye candy replays FTW!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/21/2014 10:22:01 AM     (No. 9699919)

"Eliminate" extra points, Mr. Goodell?..How about "eliminating" the convicted felons from the team rosters instead?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: yuban, 1/21/2014 10:30:09 AM     (No. 9699933)

I watched the NFL when it was man vs man. I stopped watching it when it became thug vs thug.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/21/2014 10:33:07 AM     (No. 9699942)

Make the extra point a 2 point attempt at a run/pass...get rid of the kick...or give the scoring team the option to kick from the 40 yard line for 3 points...

Make the game more challenging not more automatic.

Losing interest here...

Game:

Team 1 vs. team 2...

Kickoff (good), runback, (good).

First play, 22 gorilla´s line up, hike, crash, grab/hold etc. Run or pass..Whoopee, nothing happens.

Second Play, see play 1...
Third Play, see play 1...
Fourth Play, kick...

Other team gets the ball..

Repeat play sequence above.

Oh, sometimes it actually gets exciting when a runner/passer makes a great play.

(Everywatch paint dry or a barber chair go up and down?)

How about eleminating all the pads and make them wear unreinforced leather helmets...no more injuries...

And all tackles must be made by grabbing the other player not crashing into them to injure them...



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Reply 27 - Posted by: lylacat, 1/21/2014 10:35:43 AM     (No. 9699948)

The NFL has lost me forever. The players are arrogant thugs, and after Sherman´s ugly and very un-called-for rant against Crabtree was the last straw. I do not want my children to see such arrogant and ugly behavior. Sherman can barely speak the English language, and he is the epitome of these overpaid creeps. What happened to humility? And to hear so many commentators say Sherman did nothing wrong is troubling indeed.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/21/2014 10:45:29 AM     (No. 9699962)

#23´s idea about the cheerleaders hits home...you only get to see them in short snippets and the gorilla´s most of the time.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/21/2014 11:01:39 AM     (No. 9699990)

I´ll tell you what to eliminate

Roger Goodell

He´s a disaster. Always fiddling with the Game. GET RID OF GOODELL

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Reply 30 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/21/2014 11:02:56 AM     (No. 9699992)

Here`s an idea. How about ending a tie game? How ridiculous is a tie game? If nobody scores in the 5th quarter, then have a sudden death field goal kickoff. Have each teams kicker kick from the 40 yard line. If both make it, back up to the 45 yd line. Keep going until someone misses. The last kicker to make the farthest field goal wins the game.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Morris Wanchuk, 1/21/2014 11:13:07 AM     (No. 9700008)

This is just a chattering point meant to crowd out discussion of head injuries and concussion.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 1/21/2014 11:36:32 AM     (No. 9700031)

How about they roll dice before the kick to determine the points at stake?

Then let them try a bicycle kick (back to the goal) to double it.

Unless it´s Tuesday, then if the kicking team comes on the field naked, that´s a Royal Fizbin, and they all line up facing the opposite goal and they can try to center the ball through the goal from the ten yard line, and if they make it they can eliminate one player from the opposite team. Unless his name is Earl.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: rael, 1/21/2014 11:50:54 AM     (No. 9700050)

This guy really HATES football. I´ve watched maybe ten games this year (down from over 4 or more per week last year) because I´m tired of all of the crap changes to a game I used to love.

How did this guy get to be commissioner? Another year or two and NO ONE will be watching anymore and the game will be DEAD. Fans are leaving in droves because of all of his stupid ideas! He´s the Obama of Pro Football.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Caveman, 1/21/2014 12:01:08 PM     (No. 9700061)

Make it more like Hockey and have power plays!
Anyone who spends 3 hours of their life watching, then 20 hours yakking about it to their friends and coworkers, need to rethink their priorities in life.
Spend that time teaching someone to read.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: K620, 1/21/2014 12:17:18 PM     (No. 9700080)

Please forgive the double post, but I must give kudos ti #19. Thank you! I just installed Firefox, and what an improvement!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 1/21/2014 12:35:07 PM     (No. 9700093)

Why don´t they reduce the number of players on the team that´s ahead in points. And maybe allow one mulligan per quarter.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 1/21/2014 1:15:40 PM     (No. 9700138)

Excuse the 2nd - Thanks to those that posted about their navigation troubles.Glad to know it´s not just me. And thanks for the Firefox tip . Should have saved the money I gave the Geek Squad last week which didn´t make any difference in here, my favorite site.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 1/21/2014 2:05:58 PM     (No. 9700173)

I also recommend Firefox. I´m on satellite and have a bandwidth cap. My computer never stopped loading and I was using bandwidth like Obama spending money. Its the ads that never stop loading. I think the problem started when ads started being videos that automatically play.

A fellow Ldotter recommended Firefox and this site has worked beautifully since, with none of the annoying ads.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: absalom, 1/21/2014 2:07:51 PM     (No. 9700176)

Suggestion to several:
Replace Internet Explorer w/Google Chrome.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: JustCause, 1/21/2014 2:23:53 PM     (No. 9700191)

Cut the Play Clock in half. I like the idea of kicking the PAT from the 40 yard line.

I Tivo the game and start watching it a half hour after it starts. Fast forward through the commercials and half time, announcer cameo, talking with the players, etc. Stop it when I want, replenish the bowl of popcorn, etc.

I´m usually caught up with the end of the game, by the end of the game.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: avogadra, 1/21/2014 2:31:30 PM     (No. 9700199)

I´ve been using Firefox. The problem is, I keep getting extra tabs that tell me I need to update my browser. I can´t get through an article here without having these appear and put me on the browser update tab several times. If I leave the computer and forget to close the page, when I come back there will be a whole row of the extra tabs.

Yup. The process has happened four times as I am trying to post. By the way, I do contribute annually to the Feed the Beast fund, so I´m aware that this site costs money to run. I don´t object to ads, just to ads that are extremely intrusive.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: mazeman, 1/21/2014 2:35:57 PM     (No. 9700202)

If Lucianne is interested in increasing their traffic, they need to have someone improve the code on this site. I´ve had it bog down various web browsers and operating systems. New users shouldn´t have to know a "secret" work-around (Firefox with add-on) to enjoy it. I´m sure many have discovered this wonderful site only to be turned off by its unresponsiveness.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: KTWO, 1/21/2014 3:02:30 PM     (No. 9700227)

Sports, or an aspect of a sport, may become almost automatic or meaningless. At that point changes should be considered. What will depend upon your idea of what the sport should do.

We are not dealing with Gospels or the Rules of the Cosmos. Gaia will manage somehow.

Sports rules have always been adjusted. College, high school, and professional sports are not identical now.



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Reply 44 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 1/21/2014 3:23:05 PM     (No. 9700244)

Just move the ball back about 30 yards to make it more challenging. Little mentioned are the muffed snaps and touchdowns that result. Also, the 2 point conversion comes from the extra-point attempt and is part of the strategy. Horrible idea. Just ban the stupid Afro-dances in the end-zone first.

I do wish the NBA would ban dunking and enforce "traveling" once again. All those "wow" dunks are preceeded by 3-5 steps while holding the ball. They refs rarely call it.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 1/21/2014 10:46:57 PM     (No. 9700643)

The game draws fans in the tens of millions and some fool wants to tweak it? Good grief.

Leave it alone. Leave it ALONE. LEAVE IT ALONE.

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Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

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Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Brit Hume: Obama, Holder
‘Benefited Enormously’ From
Being African American

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/13/2014 9:14:46 PM     Post Reply
On Fox News Sunday, political analyst Brit Hume said that Eric Holder’s claim that his treatment at the hands of Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) at a House hearing this week was unprecedented toward an Attorney General, made him a “crybaby,” and that he and President Barack Obama had in fact benefited “enormously” from being the first African Americans in their respective positions. “This strikes me as kinda crybaby stuff from Holder,” Hume said. “My sense about this is both Eric Holder and Barack Obama have benefited politically enormously from the fact that they are African American and the first to

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

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Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted

The world must shift to solar and wind
power rapidly to avoid catastrophic global
warming, say UN scientists in major report

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Spencer    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/13/2014 7:15:31 PM     Post Reply
A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a


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