Daily Archives: October 21, 2016

Wikileaks Releases First Batch Of Emails Sent To And From President Obama’s Secret Email Address

barry-emailsJust when it seemed we could not get any more email leak excitement, here comes Wikileaks with what it claims is the first batch of emails obtained from a secret address used by president Barack Obama (bobama@ameritech.com).

The emails appear to all have been released previously, however Wikileaks has filtered the set of emails which have the “bobama” term in the email address.



Jimmy Kimmel Children’s Book for Hillary Clinton – Donald Trump Parody [VIDEO]


Published on Aug 31, 2016

Jimmy Kimmel sure likes to lampoon but only for one side, well we think fair play is called for in this election. We whipped up a little Children’s Book of our own for everyone’s favorite political gangster, ole Machine Gun Clinton.



For the third time in a row, CNN sampled more Democrats than Republicans to produce a post-debate poll that handed Hillary Clinton victory.

The official CNN-ORC poll is cited by talking heads as the definitive post-debate poll despite its results being contradicted by the vast majority of other polls.

Following last night’s final debate, CNN reported that its poll found Hillary won the debate by 52%-39%. This follows the results of their poll after the first debate, which found that Hillary won 62%-27% and the second debate, which found that Hillary won 57%-34%.
In its own article, CNN failed to report how many Democrats were sampled compared to Republicans for the final debate poll, but the Independent reports, “Democrats accounted for 36 per cent of the 547 registered voters surveyed , while only 29 per cent of respondents were Republicans.”

This means that CNN has sampled more Democrats than Republicans three times in a row – so it’s unsurprising that Hillary won all three debates by wide margins.

For the first debate, CNN sampled 41% Democrats compared to just 26% Republicans, while for the second debate, CNN sampled 36% compared to 27% Republicans. Out of those respondents, 58% already supported Clinton before the debate.

Despite CNN reporting that Hillary won comfortably, Trump himself claimed victory and cited a number of different polls to prove it.

CNN Does It Again! Samples More Democrats in Poll to Say Hillary Won the Debate

Study: Mobile Devices Are Causing, Stress, Anxiety At Home


Source: Julie Fidler

Smartphones and tablets are replacing face-to-face interactions, and families are suffering because of it, a new study says.

According to lead study author Dr. Jenny Radesky, assistant professor of developmental behavioral pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School, incoming communications from work, friends, and the world at large is “contaminating” family mealtime, bedtime, and playtime. Whether you agree with the term ‘contamination’ or not, I think we can all agree these times are changing due to these technological devices. [1]

Radesky says:

“This tension, this stress, of trying to balance newly emerging technologies with the established patterns and rituals of our lives is extremely common, and was expressed by almost all of our participants. We have to toggle between what might be stress-inducing or highly cognitively demanding mobile content and responding to our kids’ behavior.”

As a result, there is more tension between parents and their children, with increased stress in the home.

The findings are based on interviews with 35 parents and caregivers of young children in the Boston area. The study included 22 mothers, 9 fathers, and 4 grandmothers.

Participants were between the ages of 23 and 55, with an average age of 36, and cared for toddlers or children up to age 8. Roughly 1/3 were single parents, and nearly six in 10 were white.

Joseph Bayer, an assistant professor in the School of Communication at Ohio State University, found the results unsurprising. It all makes perfect sense to Bayer, who says:

“Given past research on texting while driving and mentally demanding tasks, I can see how ‘texting while parenting’ would lead to some cognitive and emotional conflict.” [2]

Some Positive Takeaways

There were some positive associations with using mobile devices at home, too.

Here are a few interesting findings from the study:

  • While many parents said devices made it easier for them to work from home, this sometimescreated more anxiety.
  • Some participants said smartphones gave them a break from the boredom and stress of raising young children.
  • Many parents admitted that using a mobile device could affect their mood, thereby affecting their interactions with their child.
  • Children sometimes acted out to get attention if their parent or caregiver spent too much time on their device. As a result, caregivers sometimes reacted angrily.
  • Parents who used mobile devices during meals interacted less with their children, and became stressed when their children tried to divert their attention away from the device.

Larry Rosen, professor emeritus at California State University, Dominguez Hills, who wasn’t involved in the study, says:

“Younger generations believe that they can multitask with anything and that is simply not true.

What they rapidly discover is that they cannot do two tasks together as well as each separately, and, in fact, it adds another layer of stress to their already stressed lives raising children.”

Radesky holds the same views, saying:

“So much of their lives are contained in these devices – work, friendships, world news, loads of information – so they elicit much more in-depth cognitive and emotional responses from us, and this can be even harder to balance with attention to each other.”

Setting Some Boundaries

Radesky has some advice for parents and caregivers who are struggling to keep all of the balls in the air while still holding onto their electronic gadgets:

  • Set boundaries that include device-free periods and device-free areas of the home.
  • Keep track of your mobile use and cut back if you find that you’re spending too much time staring at a device. There are downloadable apps that can help you do that. [1] [2]
  • Parents should pay attention to which activities are the most stressful, and try to avoid those tasks when it’s family time. [2]

Here’s something else for parents to consider. A study published this past spring shows that 1/2 of U.S. kids are addicted to technology, so there is no doubt that this problem is pervasive, and growing.

This article originally appeared at Natural Society.


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Early Voting In Florida Shows Trump Winning Election By Landslide

Early voting shows Trump winning Florida in presidential election

Democratic stronghold Florida looks set to overwhelmingly vote in Donald Trump, with early ballot counts showing a Republican landslide win in the State.

Even though President Obama won Florida twice during the 2008 and 2012 elections, the must-win state looks set to become a Republican stronghold.

Thegatewaypundit.com reports:

Florida is a must-win state for Donald Trump to declare victory on election day and the good news is that he’s off to a very good start.

In fact, his lead in early voting there is a first for Republicans.

The News Alert blog reports:

Florida Shocker: Republicans Winning By 120,000 Votes In Early Voting. #Trump the FIRST Republican EVER to win early votes in FL! #TrumpPence16.




Here are the numbers, via the Florida Division of Elections:

2016 General Election

Election Number – 10282 Election Date – 11/08/2016

Republican 881,274 – Democrat 760,003

This is extremely good news for the Trump campaign.

It should also set off alarm bells at Hillary’s campaign headquarters.