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Donald J. Trump Has Won The 2016 Presidential Election In A Stunning Come From Behind Victory

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 11:47 PM PST

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Flickr / revision3

New York City real estate businessman and former reality television host Donald J. Trump has won the 2016 Presidential election over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton has phone-called Donald Trump to congratulate him on his victory.

The result was unexpected by many pundits and pollsters as Trump faced repeated accusations of past sexual harassment and assault after an audio recording emerged of Trump engaged in what he later called “locker room talk” with television host Billy Bush. Trump’s popularity suffered uniformly in the polls immediately after the recording was released.

However, Clinton too faced an October surprise of her own when FBI Director James Comey announced that the bureau would be looking into additional emails pertaining to Clinton which came to light as the result of an investigation into disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner, the ex-husband of Clinton campaign Vice Chairwoman, Huma Abedin.

2016’s Presidential election has been among the most contentious in recent history with an electorate and country seemingly more divided than it has been in decades. Soon-to-be President Trump who has promised to lower income tax rates to 15%, re-negotiate or nullify trade agreements and terms with nations such as Mexico and China, as well as building a wall of some kind along the Mexican border will face an uphill battle in implementing his legislative agenda.

Perhaps owning to these agenda items, President-elect Trump managed to pick off the blue collar states of Wisconsin and Michigan.

President-elect Trump will be sworn in on January 20th, 2017. TC mark

BREAKING: What The Hell Is Going On In This Election!?

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 10:36 PM PST

via MSNBC
via MSNBC

As of 1:10AM EST, there is no clear winner of the 2016 United States Presidential Election.

Donald Trump has exceeded all expectations, currently leading Hillary Clinton with 244 to her 215 electoral votes.

The ultimate result of the election lay in the balance of some super close states: Michigan, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. A few other states are also outstanding. Many of the remaining votes in these states are in areas favorable to Hillary Clinton, but there’s a big question of whether that will be enough for her to overcome his modest margins.

To emerge victorious, Hillary Clinton must win almost all of the remaining states. The only state that is still voting in Alaska, which may end up actually playing a role in this election.

The conventional wisdom was that Donald Trump would lose to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tonight — perhaps in a landslide.

We will have an update for you when the results are more clear. TC mark

30 Hilarious Moments Only Freaky Couples Get To Experience

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 08:00 PM PST

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The Taste Of Penis: 24 People Try To Describe It

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 07:00 PM PST

Daniella Urdinlaiz / lookcatalog
Daniella Urdinlaiz / lookcatalog

1. A banana in a slice of ham.

"Wrap a banana in a slice of ham and check it out."

Sapo


2. White pepper-seasoned seared ahi tuna with a spring salad and a honey mustard drizzle.

"White pepper-seasoned seared ahi tuna with a spring salad and a honey mustard drizzle…and to top it all off, a rum-infused, all-organic take on tropical punch over ice."

___ben___


3. Regret, sorrow, and salt.

"It tastes like regret, sorrow, and salt."

Derptastic Derp Man


4. Like death, and a bit of strawberry.

"It tastes like death, and a bit like strawberry."

Armesi


5. Really old and horrible cottage cheese.

"It tastes like a really old and horrible cottage cheese."

Edgy McEdgerson


6. Warm pennies of sand.

"Warm pennies of sand."

xevolution


7. Dirty clothes.

"It tastes like dirty clothes with a hint of when you stick someone else’s finger in your mouth. You also have to take into consideration if the penis is ‘cut’ or not. Cut and uncut can taste different."

AlexisDreamer


8. Rotten fish combined with cat poop.

"Horrible. At least the guy I was with smelled like rotten fish combined with cat poop! Ugh! It was torturous to have his penis anywhere near my face let alone do anything to it! Jesus! At first I thought it’ll go if I give it a wash. So we washed it with soap but in vain. The opening at the tip still smelled disgusting. I wanted to throw up. I think it’s subjective and depends on what a person eats, drinks, how much they exercise etc. Guys, please don’t make your girl go through this torture. Please eat well and stay clean down there."

Tiffany


9. Fresh linen.

"Fresh linen."

Erika


10. Old cheese.

"Honestly? Sometimes it smells like old cheese…and not in a good way."

Brianna


11. Heaven.

"Heaven. It’s the perfect balance of salty and sweet, like the taste of trail mix. His scent reminds me a long day after camping, the inviting scents of sweat and men’s cologne. Simply divine."

Shannon


12. Those Mexican lollipops with the chili.

"It’s like sucking on those Mexican lollipops with the chili. Spicy that leaves your bottom lip on fire and wanting more… Then comes the sweet where you just can’t get enough. It’s the best taste to me, nothing compares."

Alyssa


13. Cheese and mushrooms.

"I think it’s kind of like nothing, except if the guy is a little sweaty then it’s sort of like cheese and mushrooms…although it’s really not that gross, it’s just a slight taste, not really anything strong."

Name Withheld


14. Baby powder and man-odor.

"Um….the penises (penii??) that I have tasted are like any other dark 'ripe' area of the human body…if recently washed, it tastes like skin and soap. If not recently washed, it tastes like (in the case of my current SO) baby powder and man-odor. He likes to dust his business in baby powder to keep it dry and fresh; ergo, his penis tastes like baby powder and skin. Man Skin. Not a bad combination. He showers at least once a day, so his Private Biz (copyright) is never unpleasant. It’s sometimes more “manly” than other times, but it’s never icky."

Audrey


15. Salty skin.

"It tastes like skin, so guess I’d describe it as…salty?"

malachite


16. Bleach. Gross.

"In my experience, bleach. Gross."

Name Withheld


17. Sweaty and musty.

"The natural smell of a cock is beyond words, but to go further during the summer when he is out doing chores and is all sweaty and dirty I love sucking his sweaty cock and balls. That sweaty musty smell really turns me on and I lick every inch of his cock and balls."

tammy126


18. A moist finger.

"It tastes kind of like a finger but more moist."

Catari


19. Sausage.

"It tastes like sausage."

Sephiroth166


20. A McDouble.

"It's like the most perfect McDouble you can imagine, but even better."

XcrossXFIRE56


21. Salty coins in milk.

"Salty coins in milk."

Alpha-Blue


22. Your hand.

"If your hand is clean….lick your hand. You now know what a dick tastes like."

Omnomnom26


23. It's horrible!

"It's horrible! Clammy and musty and just bleugh! I prefer the taste of spunk to the taste of a dick, and that's saying something!!"

CharBaby


24. Milk and cereal.

"When I give him head, his penis tastes like milk & cereal. And I don't mean that his precum or cum (I don't let him cum in my mouth) tastes like it, just his penis tastes like milk & cereal…or is it me? :S I don't really eat cereal that often though, and I certainly haven't eaten it today. It makes me giggle thinking about it, but seriously, milk & cereal?! It kinda puts me off a bit, haha."

ItGurl  TC mark

16 Non-Sexual Things That Actually Make A Woman Insanely Sexy

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 06:00 PM PST

Twenty20, chantylove
Twenty20, chantylove

1. Eloquent. You don’t have to write out a dirty sext for him to admire your articulateness. If you use big words without throwing in three “likes” per sentence, he’s going to find your intelligence attractive.

2. Grateful. He wants to feel like he’s appreciated. If he does the dishes or pays for your drink, he’ll be happy to hear a thank you. Don’t take his kindness for granted.

3. Independent. Even though he’ll be happy to help you when your car breaks down, he won’t want you blowing up his phone, asking questions all day long. He wants a woman that knows how to handle herself, so he doesn’t have to worry about her when he’s gone.

4. Passionate. Do you like to paint? To sing? To dance? Then let your crush know it, because it’s always sexy to hear you talk about the thing you love the most.

5. Thoughtful. Randomly picking up the milkshake he mentioned he loves is going to earn you major brownie points, even if it only cost you a dollar. It’s the thought that counts.

6. Adventurous. He doesn’t want to date someone lazy. He wants to date someone that’s game for anything, whether it’s playing pool at a dive bar or going skydiving in Australia.

7. Active. Sure, the more often you do lunges, the better you’ll be in the bedroom. But being active also means you’ll be ready and willing to go on hikes and hang out in the great outdoors, which is a plus for a lot of men.

8. Easygoing. Even though you look fabulous with cat eyes and contour, he doesn’t want you to wear that makeup all the time. If you’re just sitting around the house together, he wants you to feel comfortable enough to go makeup-free.

9. Funny. Women think a sense of humor is sexy. Well, men agree. They want someone that can make them burst out laughing with tears streaming down their face.

10. Open-minded. He doesn’t want you to shoot down his date ideas (or sex ideas). He wants you to be willing to try new things with him, at least once.

11. Responsible. There’s nothing less charming than seeing someone get wasted, get sloppy, and try to drive home. Responsibility is sexy. It means you’re someone that won’t screw him over.

12. Confident. The whole fake-it-until-you-make it cliche actually works. If you walk around with your head held high, everyone will be looking your way–even if you’re wearing sweats.

13. Nurturing. You’re not his mother, so it’s not your responsibility to do his laundry and wash his dishes. But when he’s sick, it wouldn’t hurt to make some soup and give him special treats in bed.

14. Intelligent. Don’t believe Mean Girls, because boys don’t actually want to talk down to the women they’re dating. So stop playing dumb. Smart is the new sexy.

15. Punctual. If you show up late for a date, he’s going to lose interest. But if you’re there on time with a smile on your face and a glint in your eye, you’ll be his.

16. Successful. Is there anything more sexy than success? Probably not. That’s why you should stop focusing so hard on finding love and focus on advancing your career. Then everything else will fall into place. TC mark

If They Do These 5 Things, They Are Most Definitely Your Forever Person

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 05:01 PM PST

Toa Heftiba
Toa Heftiba

1. Someone who promises you nothing but gives you everything.

Someone who recognizes the power of words but knows that actions speak louder;
Someone who does more than talk the talk;
Someone who will do more than utter beautifully crafted words and actually make something out of them;
Someone who will be there for you not because they feel compelled to, but because they want to.
Someone who will give you what you deserve and more.

2. Someone who loves you when you’re right and tells you when you’re wrong.

Someone who loves you for all of your opinions and fascinating dreams;
Someone who will be on your side even when you’re outnumbered and the chances of defeat are high;
Someone who will not merely comfort you when things don’t go your way but who will stay up with you into the early hours of morning to help you figure out why;
Someone who will encourage and correct you to help you be even better;
Someone who will match your stubbornness and tell you when you’re out of line.

3. Someone who proves to be nothing like you dreamed of but everything you've always needed.

Someone who exceeds all expectation and misconceptions of what you believed was love;
Someone who surprises you constantly with the littlest things, the littlest gestures;
Someone who you know so well and yet always has you discovering more, craving more;
Someone who will do more than fall in love with you, who will grow in love with you;
Someone who will go from being nothing to your everything.

4. Someone who has their own dreams but makes time to nurture yours.

Someone who sees a future and a desire to live life to the full;
Someone who is passionate about something and is not afraid to let the world know it;
Someone whose eyes light up when they talk about what’s in store;
Someone who encourages your passion as well as theirs;
Someone who will intertwine their dreams with yours to craft a brilliantly dazzling future for the both of you.

5. Someone who makes you feel alive but as if you’ve already discovered heaven.

Someone who makes you laugh your loudest, smile your brightest, be your absolute best;
Someone who you has you wanting to experience more, addicted to wanting to be a part of everything that this life has to offer.
Someone who instigates a desire to discover the beauty hidden in every corner of the world;
Someone who you want to come home to every autumn, winter, spring and summer night;
Someone who has you convinced that you and your love are out of this world.

And when you find yourself that someone. Hold on. And don’t you ever dare let go. TC mark

If He Actually Wanted To Date You, He’d Never Do These 15 Douchey Things

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 04:00 PM PST

Look Catalog
Look Catalog

1. Blows you off. Canceling plans, especially a few hours before, is rude AF. He shouldn’t toss out some lame excuse and then vaguely mention how you two should hang out some other time. If he really liked you, then he’d make new plans to replace the ones that he screwed up.

2. Turns up the charm. If he normally treats you like shit, and then turns around and starts acting like a gentleman when you’re finally thinking about leaving, it’s all an act. He wants to keep you around for his own amusement.

3. Sends mixed signals. If he ignores your texts, comments on how hot your Instagram pic is, and then posts his own pic with another girl, he’s just messing with you. He knows what he’s doing. He’s having fun.

4. Leads you right into his bedroom. If he wanted a real relationship with you, he’d take you out on a legitimate date or at least stop in the kitchen to introduce you to his parents (or roommates). If he’s not doing any of that, he’s only looking for sex.

5. Tells you he’s not ready for a relationship. It doesn’t matter if he walked in on his ex fucking his brother and now has more baggage than he can carry. If he likes you, he’ll still try to make a relationship work with you. He won’t settle for an almost relationship or friends with benefits.

6. Drops out of your life. It doesn’t matter if he spent a full week texting you compliments. If he drops out of your life the week after that, then he doesn’t care about you–not enough, anyway.

7. Refuses to kiss you in public. If he acts funny when you try to touch him when other people are around, it’s because he doesn’t want anyone looking at you like you’re an item. He wants everyone to continue thinking he’s single.

8. Expects you to do everything. If he expects you to do everything, from sending the first text to getting on top during sex, then he’s not as invested in the relationship as you are. He’s just seeing how much he can get without doing any work.

9. Flirts with other girls. Screw playing hard to get. If he really liked you, then he’d spend less time trying to make you jealous and more time trying to make you happy.

10. Claims he’s busy. If he’s constantly telling you that he misses you, but then goes off about how busy he is when you try to make actual plans, then he doesn’t really want to date you. He just wants to lead you on.

11. Texts while you’re talking. He could at least wait until you finish your sentence to pick up his cell and start typing. Of course, it’s still rude to text other girls when you’re out on a “date,” even if you’re sitting in silence.

12. Makes you feel shitty about yourself. Backhanded compliments are not compliments. And pointing out how ugly your lipstick looks is not flirty. It’s a red flag.

13. Is silent about how he feels. If he hasn’t slapped a label on your relationship, and clams up whenever you mention commitment, then he isn’t interested. He probably likes your body, but that’s about it.

14. Sends you booty calls. If it looks like he’s using you for sex, he’s probably using you for sex.

15. Texts you as soon as you’re about to get over him. He knows how much time has passed. He knows that you’re ready to move on. And he doesn’t want that. He wants to keep torturing you from afar. TC mark

This Is The Insecurity You Deserve To Get Over, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 03:00 PM PST

thought.is
thought.is

Aries

(March 21st to April 19th)
You are incredibly hardworking, ambitious, and can err on the side of being too competitive, especially with yourself. You are confident in your successes, but sometime that ambition and and competitive edge can get away from you. You get insecure when you feel like you’re not at the top of your field, not the absolute best at what you do. You need to recognize that success is subjective, and there is more than one way to be at the top of your game. Be proud of yourself for where you’ve gotten. You absolutely deserve it.

Taurus

(April 20th to May 21st)
Taurians are kind-hearted and patient, and love surrounding themselves with people. This only backfires because as a Taurus, you’re more absorbent and sensitive than other signs and have a tendency to lean into jealousy. Your insecurity about yourself is heightened by others, because you find yourself comparing yourself to them and their lives. This is completely unnecessary. All focusing on other people will end up doing is ultimately keep you from reaching your full potential.

Gemini

(May 22nd to June 21st)
Bubbly and social, Geminis are the social butterflies of the zodiac. You love being the center of attention and being “in” on everything that’s happening in your group of friends, and social circle. You have a terrible case of FOMO, or fear of missing out, and hate the idea of not being in the loop. Remember that your friends love you, and that’s it is physically impossible to do everything. Everyone needs a break sometimes, and it almost NEVER has anything to do with you.

Cancer

(June 22nd to July 22nd)
Loving, emotional, and sensitive, Cancers are basically the empaths of the astrology world. Because of your empathetic ways and your tendency to wear your heart on your sleeve, you’re also prone to overthinking. You are insecure about not being enough; for yourself, for others, for the world that you’re in. But you need to remember that you are. And that the world is lucky to have you.

Leo

(July 23rd to August 22nd)
Creative and attention seeking, a Leo loves a show. You love having all eyes on you and being the first name in everyone’s mouth. With that though, comes a lot of pressure. The idea that someone might be something you’re not, something better, something more interesting, can send you into a tailspin. You need to check in with yourself, with your own self-awareness, and not let outside opinions bother you so much. You’re wonderful, and have so many people who already know just that.

Virgo

(August 23rd to September 22nd)
Practical, meticulus, and type-A, it’s no surprise that Virgos are often complete control freaks. You love having a plan and executing it the absolute pinnacle of perfection. You hate messing up, and the thought of losing control absolutely drives you insane. But you have to realize that even if you do lose some control, and if screw ups happen, the world will not stop spinning. You will adjust, you will adapt, and you will be okay.

Libra

(September 23rd to October 22nd)
In a Libras perfect world, everyone is happy and everyone gets along. Similarly, in your perfect world even when people make mistakes, no one is judged. But this isn’t a perfect world. And because it’s not perfect, and neither are you, the idea of being judged for your mistakes and imperfections makes you insecure. You always want to be good. But everyone screws up from time to time, and it’s okay.

Scorpio

(October 23rd to November 22nd)
As a Scorpio, you’re very secretive and mysterious. You don’t open up easily and vulnerability is something that makes you wildly uncomfortable. You are insecure about the very idea of admitting your insecurity, or having it shown to the world. But what you have to remember is, absolutely everyone is insecure sometimes. It doesn’t matter about what; everyone is insecure. And if that insecurity comes out and you’re vulnerable? It’s okay. No one will judge you.

Sagittarius

(November 23rd to December 21st)
Sagittarians are adventurers, and love the thrill of the chase. You fly by the seat of your pants and aren’t intimidated by impulsivity, but rather, you thrive from it. Sometimes though, even you can feel a little too flighty, too reckless. You worry about your own path, and whether or not you’re on the right one all the time. But you have to realize that everyone’s journey is unique to them. And your journey is no different. As long as you trust yourself, and think things through every now and then, you’ll be okay.

Capricorn

(December 22nd to January 20th)
Capricorns are diligent, driven, and detail-oriented. You hold yourself to incredibly high standards, and not meeting them, or worse, failing to meet them is a huge fear of yours. But you have to recognize that failures do happen. They’re an inevitability. And all you can do is brush your hard-working, driven self off, and keep going. Everyone fails. It’s what you do after, that defines you.

Aquarius

(January 21st to February 18th)
Independent Aquarians love their freedom and living their lives exactly how they see fit. You have an insatiable need for new experiences, and want to make sure to live your life to itself absolute fullest. You hate the idea of being confined, and losing that freedom you love so much. But what you have to understand is you can find new experiences and freedoms no matter what. You simply have to look.

Pisces

(February 19th to March 20th)
There’s no sign as kind, compassionate, and caring as a Pisces. You love making other people feel warm, loved, cared about. But sometimes you care too much, especially when it comes to what other people think of you. The fact of the matter is, the only opinions that matter are the ones that you deem worthy. And above all of them? Yours is the most important. Never forget that. TC mark

Here’s Who Will Win The Election Battleground States Based On The Votes So Far

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 02:15 PM PST

Flickr / DonkeyHotey
Flickr / DonkeyHotey

In case you want to stay in suspense, spoiler alert to possible election results!

Something kinda cool is going on this election. Slate magazine has partnered with VoteCastr to present real-time projections of the Presidential race before a single polling location has even closed. VoteCastr uses demographic data from people who voted to predict how the race is running.

Again, VoteCastr is not counting any actual votes. Nobody knows who you voted for yet. But because of statistics and models, they can predict who you voted for — and who other people voted for. Their model could be spot on, or it could be totally wrong! If you don’t like what they are predicting, go out and vote yourself to change it!

Based on early vote numbers AND the votes cast up to this point, here are their battleground state predictions:

Ohio

Slate with VoteCastr
Slate with VoteCastr

Going into Election Day, some polls have the state VERY close, while other polls have Donald Trump ahead. VoteCastr’s models has Clinton slightly ahead based on voters cast so far, but super close.

Florida

Slate with VoteCastr
Slate with VoteCastr

The polls are all over the place in Florida, but they are all close. The model has Clinton ahead by a few, however, outperforming President Obama’s performance in 2012. If this comes to pass, it’s very bad news for Donald Trump.

Iowa

Slate with VoteCastr
Slate with VoteCastr

Traditional polls had Trump up in Iowa by quite a but — perhaps as much as 7 points. As of the current VoteCastr projection, however, he is only up 1. However, this map spells bad news for Hillary Clinton. Barack Obama won a huge swath of eastern counties in both 2008 and 2012, she is only winning some of those.

Nevada

Slate with VoteCastr
Slate with VoteCastr

Polls had Donald Trump up a little bit in Nevada, but early voting seemed strong for Hillary Clinton. The current projection seems to have her up a bit, but she is underperforming Barack Obama in Reno, even as she does very well in Las Vegas.

New Hampshire

Slate with VoteCastr
Slate with VoteCastr

Because New Hampshire doesn’t have early voting, the data here is very limited. New Hampshire looks like a very close race (as polling has suggested) but Hillary Clinton appears to have the edge.

Wisconsin

Slate with VoteCastr
Slate with VoteCastr

Was this ever actually a swing state? I guess we’ll find out when the vote is counted, but Hillary Clinton seems to have a good edge in Wisconsin.

Pennsylvania

Slate with VoteCastr
Slate with VoteCastr

This state seemed to be in the bag for Hillary Clinton, but after revelations that the FBI were looking into some additional emails connected to her, the gap narrowed considerably. She still appears to be the favorite based on VoteCastr, but she is notably underperforming Obama’s performance in Philadelphia. TC mark

VoteCastr will be changing these projections as they get more data about who has voted. Check them out on Slate!

41 Girls Describe The Little Traits That Can Make A Not-So-Handsome Guy Immediately Attractive

Posted: 08 Nov 2016 02:00 PM PST

Daniella Urdinlaiz (lookcatalog)
Daniella Urdinlaiz (lookcatalog)
Found on AskReddit.

1. A moderately attractive guy playing with his cute dog = ovaries exploding.

"Seriously, even a moderately attractive guy playing with his cute dog = ovaries exploding."

arianalouwe


2. A sexy voice.

"Sexy voice. There are character actors that are not handsome but have totally hot voices."

DConstructed


3. A man who can make me laugh until I can't breathe.

"A great sense of humor. The first guy I dated was not conventionally attractive—red hair, covered in freckles, kinda tubby and awkward…but holy shit, he made me laugh until I couldn’t breathe, until my face hurt! He was one of the funniest, most quick-witted people I’ve ever known. Totally smitten."

OhCleo


4. Dick bulge and pretty eyelashes.

"Dick bulge and pretty eyelashes."

carlson544


5. Well, duh!

"Money and Power."

TufRat


6. You can have a face like a slapped arse but if you’re generous/kind and muscular, you’re VERY attractive.

"Generosity (helping others when opportunity arises) and muscles. A nice hard body with definition. These are the top two. You can have a face like a slapped arse but if you’re generous/kind and muscular, you’re VERY attractive."

Srslycurious


7. Real courage is an aphrodisiac.

"Courage. Not just the confidence to approach a girl and brush off minor ego injuries, like we always see in response to these threads. Real courage, the kind that leads a man to start a business, or admit when he’s in really bad trouble, or go solo backpacking in the far reaches of nowhere, or stand up to something wrong that his friends are doing, is an aphrodisiac."

rawketscience