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Jon Gabriel at Ricochet: Choose Gratitude. "In a far meaner age, Cicero said that 'gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.' An attitude of thankfulness is a choice that is free to everyone -- even those plagued with an education at an elite university. While it may be easier in the short term to whine, it makes for a downright miserable life -- not only for oneself, but also for the dwindling number of people who surround the complainer." [Y-not]
Cute video from Independent Journal How To Pardon A Turkey With Three Presidential Candidates. Carson seems a little afraid of old Tom Turkey, but he also had the most natural laugh. [Y-not]

"Yes, I will watch the turkey for you."

The Hunting of George Lawlor
"What is most striking in 'rape culture' discourse is how few students are willing to speak out against this dishonest feminist propaganda campaign that has demonized heterosexual males. Perhaps this is because most students realize that they are not at risk either of becoming victims or of being falsely accused.... George Lawlor took that risk, and feminist hatemongers therefore must make an example of him...." [rdbrewer]

ONN: School Of The Arts Aims To Transform Boys And Girls Into Insufferable Young Men And Women [rdbrewer]

Joel Gerhke: State Department: Iran Deal Is Not ‘Legally Binding’ and Iran Didn’t Sign It
"But here, have a bunch of cash anyway!" -Obama. Just wondering: Can I have a deal like that? I'd take, like, a billion. [rdbrewer]

Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt: New Kasich Web Video: Donald Trump Is Pretty Much a Nazi, Right?
Jeez. "See what you’ve done, Governor Kasich? Now you’ve got me, Trump hater extraordinaire, forced to defend Trump from charges of crypto-Nazism." [rdbrewer]

CBS Los Angeles: Smart Car Seat Senses Driver’s Physical And Mental State
No, that would be a dumb car. Via Drudge. [rdbrewer]

CBS Tampa: Police Bust Weekly Mahjong Game Played By Elderly Women
Exercise a little discretion, guys. Who cares if grandma is playing penny ante mahjong? Good grief. It's the old lady mahjong bandit gang. Get 'em. Word is they have a knitting circle too. Via Monty. [rdbrewer]
Landmark Achievement in Space Travel. Landing the Launch Vehicle! Amazing what real science and private industry can do that billions in public money, AGW fanaticism and "Muslim Outreach" at NASA fails. [krak/t]

Markay Discusses GOP Field on Fox Business [rdbrewer]

Bill Gertz: China Again Tests Nuclear Hypersonic Missile
"The vehicle is believed to reach speeds of between Mach 5 and Mach 10, or 3,836 miles per hour and 7,680 miles per hour." [rdbrewer]

Luma Simms: Why We Should Resettle Refugees In Their Own Lands
"I was neither born nor bred in this country. I don’t have Ivy League credentials. Unlike elitists and pundits informed as much by cocktail parties as they are by polls and studies, I’m informed by blood, kin, and culture. ¶ I was born in Baghdad to Christian parents who emigrated the old-fashioned way—legally—and for an old-fashioned reason: The treatment of Christians, like my family, by Muslims in the surrounding culture." [rdbrewer]

Mollie Hemingway: Hillary Clinton’s Denialism Is The Other Extreme Of Trump’s Rhetoric On Islam
"Part of this is fine rhetoric for a politician. And obviously the majority of Muslims, particularly American Muslims, are peaceful and tolerant. But to say that Muslims have “nothing whatsoever” to do with terrorism is simply not true. The world may wish it were so, but it’s not. It’s as clownish and cartoonish and demonstrably false as anything Trump has said in the last week." [rdbrewer]

Emails: CNN Reporter Coordinated With Hillary Aide To Smear Rand Paul During 2013 Benghazi Hearing
Princeton Student Group Stands Up To Campus Protesters
Global Warming Double Dipper Enriches Family With Tax Dollars
Nude Photos Of Charlotte McKinney Surface On Instagram In Huge Hack [rdbrewer]

'Severe blow': Al Qaeda suicide bomber takes out leadership of key ISIS brigade
Heartwarming story of mad dogs killing one another. Via @BenK84. [rdbrewer]

Steve Guest: Trump's support is blue-collar moderates
"Limbaugh explained, that 'compared to Reagan, Trump is not a conservative, and the bulk of Trump’s support is not the Republican base.' ¶ '[I]f you look at the demographics, at least as expressed polling data, the bulk of Trump support is what we all have been led to believe the Republican Party wants: blue-collar people, moderates and independents,' suggested Limbaugh. 'I mean there’s the fact that they don’t control Trump, and the real thing is they don’t have any money invested, and as such they have no say-so over what he does at all.'" (Emphasis added.) [rbrewer]

Kaitlan Collins: Will Smith: ‘Racism Is Rare’
"'Everybody is prejudiced,' Smith said. 'Everybody has their life experiences that make them prefer one thing over another — it makes them prefer blond hair over a brunette.... But there is a connotation with racism of superiority: You feel that your race generally is superior. And I have to say, I live with constant prejudice, but racism is actually rare — someone who thinks their race is superior.'" Smart, thoughtful guy. Great movies too. [rdbrewer]

Loves Me Some Moron Jokes
Via Monte, The Strange Case of Anna Stubblefield
That will wind up in a redirect, so you have to get to it by googling The Strange Case of Anna Stubblefield. Or you could watch Gavin McInnes' vidcast digest of it, but note that there is some NSFW language and observations. This is about that professor, a quack, seducing a 30 year old disabled man with the IQ of a toddler and performing oral sex on him after removing his diaper. McInnes observes that she is the perfect, paradigmatic progressive.

Live Science: 1,700-Year-Old Ring Depicts Nude Cupid
"The image of Cupid is engraved on a stone made of nicolo, a type of onyx that is dark at the base and bluish at the top." Beautiful. [rdbrewer]

CBS Atlanta: Study: Lawyers Have Lowest Health, Highest Rates Of Alcohol Use
"The findings suggest that lawyers who work in law firms have the lowest psychological and psychosomatic health and well-being. Researchers say this is likely attributed to stressful workloads, overtime, and pressure." [rdbrewer]

Reuters: Climate change root cause of Syrian war: Britain's Prince Charles
It's okay. He's the Prince of Wales, not the Prince of Thinking. [rdbrewer]
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