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  • And the Democratic Party frontrunner for president in 2020 is...uh-oh

    04/16/2018 9:55:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/16/2018 | Rick Moran
    As unpopular as Donald Trump is, as much as he's hated by Democrats, and as much as he is a target of the media, the president may well win a second term in 2020. Why?  Polls show that the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 is former vice president Joe Biden. Biden has been running for president since at least 1988.  He will be a few days short of 78 years old on election day in 2020.  That he is the frontrunner says a lot about the Democratic Party, even in the age of Trump. Politico: What Biden should...
  • Jordan Peterson: The fatal flaw in leftist American politics

    04/16/2018 9:54:42 AM PDT · by Voption · 9 replies
    Big Think via YouTube ^ | April 12, 2018 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    "What is political extremism? Professor of psychology Jordan Peterson points out that America knows what right-wing radicalism looks like: The doctrine of racial superiority is where conservatives have drawn the line. "Whats interesting is that on the conservative side of the spectrum weve figured out how to box-in the radicals and say, 'No, youre outside the domain of acceptable opinion,'" says Peterson. But where's that line for the Left? There is no universal marker of what extreme liberalism looks like, which is devastating to the ideology itself but also to political discourse as a whole....
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope tells grieving child: your atheist father is in heaven

    04/16/2018 9:54:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 16, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    Pope Francis comforted a grieving child by telling him that his atheist father is in heaven.During a visit to Romes deprived Corviale district on Sunday, the Pope answered questions from a group of children. One of them, a boy called Emanuele, burst into tears when he met the Pope.After giving the child a long hug, Pope Francis asked him what was troubling him. Emanuele whispered in the Popes ear that his father, who was an atheist, had recently died and he was worried he could be in hell.Pope Francis asked Emanuele for permission to tell the crowd what he had...
  • Retirement Savings: More Americans Than Ever Have $1 Million In Assets Or More

    04/16/2018 9:50:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    IBD ^ | 04/16/2018 | Paul Katzeff
    Do you think saving for retirement is just too tough? Think again. The number of people with 401(k) balances of at least $1 million hit a record 150,000 at the end of 2017 in plans run by Fidelity Investments. Likewise, the number of Fidelity-run IRAs with retirement savings balances of $1 million or more hit a record 152,000. And if $1 million seems out of reach for you at least for now don't worry, because those million-dollar balances were part of a broader pattern of retirement savings balances overall growing to record highs. Your retirement savings balances can...
  • Global warming to lead to more volcano eruptions, researchers warn

    04/16/2018 9:43:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Express.co.uk ^ | April 16, 2018 | by Sean Martin
    GLOBAL warming could lead to huge volcanic eruptions across the globe which could wipe out millions of people, researchers have warned. Scientists state that the world is steadily warming, which is leading to the polar ice caps melting. However, as the ice in the north and south poles continues to melt, this could lead to the eruptions of volcanoes. This is because ice sheets and glaciers can help to maintain the structure of volcanoes and mountains. Gioachino Roberti, a PhD student at the University of Clermont Auvergne, said: Imagine the ice like some sort of protective layer when the...
  • FEC hit with lawsuit over ignoring civil complaint accusing Clinton, DNC in election scheme

    04/16/2018 9:42:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16, 2018 | Perry Chiaramonte
    EXCLUSIVE: The Hillary Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee allegedly used state chapters as strawmen to launder as much as $84 million in an effort to circumvent campaign donation limits, and the Federal Election Commission ignored complaints exposing the practice, a lawsuit filed Monday claims. The Committee to Defend the President (CDP), a political action committee formally known as Stop Hillary PAC, filed its complaint with the FEC in December 2017 with the claims that the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) solicited cash from big-name donors, and allegedly sent that money through state chapters and back to the DNC before...
  • Black men's arrests at Philadelphia Starbucks prompt city probes amid national outcry

    04/16/2018 9:40:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 60 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 4/14/18 | Patricia Madej, Joseph N. DiStefano & Jacob Adelman
    Philadelphias mayors office and Police Department have begun separate investigations into the arrest of two African American men waiting to meet an acquaintance at a Center City Starbucks on Thursday after a video of the incident was widely shared on social media, triggering national outrage.
  • China, Japan agree to further improve ties, expand cooperation..........

    04/16/2018 9:40:10 AM PDT · by caww · 4 replies
    xinhuanet ^ | 4/16/2018 | Mu Xuequan
    China attaches importance to the positive remarks made by Abe on the Belt and Road Initiative, and Japan joining the Belt and Road construction will open up new space for bilateral economic cooperation, and China is willing to discuss with Japan the proper and concrete ways for it to participate in the initiative. The two sides should enhance communication and coordination to oppose trade protectionism, safeguard the global free trade system centered on the World Trade Organization (WTO), and help create an open world economy, Wang said. Abe, for his part, said that Japan attaches high importance to its relationship...
  • The courts are deciding who's to blame for climate change

    04/16/2018 9:38:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 16, 2018 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    Oil companies? The government? The public? All of the above share the blame. There are numerous ongoing legal challenges in an effort to determine whos responsible for climate change. Exxon is under investigation by state attorneys general, cities are suing oil companies over sea level rise costs, and Our Childrens Trust is suing the federal government for failing to protect their generation from climate change. At the heart of these legal challenges lies the question who bears culpability for climate change and liability for its costs and consequences? The case against the fossil fuel industry largely relies on proving...
  • Full Metal Jacket actor 'Gunny' Dies at 74

    04/16/2018 9:32:48 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | B Boddington
    R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine Corps drill instructor known to millions of moviegoers as the sadistic Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," died Sunday morning, according to his longtime manager. He was 74. In a statement posted on Twitter, Bill Rogin said Ermey had died due to complications from pneumonia. "It is extremely difficult to truly quantify all of the great things this man has selflessly done for, and on behalf of, our many men and women in uniform," Rogin wrote. "He has also contributed many iconic and indelible characters on film that will live on...
  • Trump seeks to limit access to records seized in FBI raid

    04/16/2018 9:24:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 16, 2018 9:49 AM ET | Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister
    The porn actress Stormy Daniels is expected to attend a court hearing in New York on Monday where a U.S. judge is hearing more arguments about President Donald Trumps extraordinary request that he be allowed to review records seized from his personal lawyers office as part of a criminal investigation before they are examined by prosecutors. The raid carried out last Monday at Michael Cohens apartment, hotel room, office and safety deposit box sought bank records, records on Cohens dealing in the taxi industry, Cohens communications with the Trump campaign and information on payments made in 2016 to former Playboy...
  • Why some Democrats are rooting for the Chinese on trade....

    04/16/2018 9:24:13 AM PDT · by caww · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2018 | Rep. Ron Estes
    Democrats are carrying the water for the Chinese in their effort to separate the president and Republicans from their political base..... This rhetoric is precisely what the Chinese hoped to hear when they announced tariffs on 106 America products Whats surprising is how many Democrats in rural and Midwest states seem to not only want a trade war but want the Chinese to win..... They are so obsessed with Trump failing theyre willing to sacrifice American agriculture on the altar of the #Resistance. The global economy doesnt have a reverse gear. Trump is putting America in the drivers seat and...
  • Shocking moment a brazen thief shoots a man in broad daylight before stealing his $8,500 gold [tr]

    04/16/2018 9:23:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 16, 2018 | Mary Kekatos
    Surveillance cameras have captured the shocking moment a brazen thief shot and robbed a man in broad daylight at a Florida gas station. The incident occurred on March 30 around 7pm at an Exxon gas station off West Sunrise Boulevard in Lauderhill. Police say that a driver and a passenger in a black Chevrolet Camaro were circling the gas station looking for their victim. They eventually settled on a man wearing a gold chain who got out of his car and walked inside to pay.
  • I hope she says I'm an idiot but an honest idiot: Comey's message for Hillary Clinton

    04/16/2018 9:20:37 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 30 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 16, 2018 | Nikki Schwab
    I hope she says I'm an idiot but an honest idiot: Comey's message for Hillary Clinton as he says he joked that 'nobody gets out alive' of her email probe Former FBI Director James Comey says he hopes Hillary Clinton reads his new book so she better understands why he made certain decisions Comey spoke at length about what led him to send a letter to Congress on October 28, 2016, saying the Clinton email probe was being reopened Comey said he believed concealing such a move would be 'catastrophic' to the FBI, while telling Congress would be 'really bad'...
  • In Paris, Trudeau defends benefits of EU-Canada trade deal

    04/16/2018 9:18:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 16, 2018 10:51 AM EDT
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron have discussed a renewed economic partnership to boost growth, jobs and investments in their two countries. [] Trudeau said we already see the results of the new trade rules, called the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CETA). Canadian imports from France have increased 4 percent last year and Canadian investments in France have jumped 23 percent, he said.
  • Further Excerpts from James Comeys book, If the Existing ones are Anything to Go On

    04/16/2018 9:14:25 AM PDT · by Cecily · 20 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 13, 2018 | Alexandra Petri
    In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God, and then, on Dec. 14, 1960, I, James Comey, was born. The initials, as Reinhold Niebuhr would tell us, are no coincidence. I have been called a human humblebrag. I certainly couldnt speak to the truth of that statement, except to say that where I come from, we dont like bullies and their mean words. Bullies are mean and small, not like myself (I stand 6-foot-8, with a head of lush dark hair and eyes that pierce into the souls of everyone I...
  • The Internet has bigger problems than Facebook, and it's Obama's fault.....

    04/16/2018 9:08:43 AM PDT · by caww · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2018 | Mark Grabowski
    If you think Facebook has problems, theyre nothing compared to the fiasco at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Americans should be far more alarmed about whats happening with the obscure, private California company that oversees the Internets backbone. "ICANNs " gross mismanagement of behind-the-scenes technical operations threatens the security, interoperability, and openness of the entire Internet, industry experts warn. Unlike the Facebook situation, however, there may not be much lawmakers can do. President Barack Obama paradoxically decided ICANN was better off without any government intervention. ICANN now has absolute control of key Internet infrastructure and answers to...
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR alive. [FReepathon XVI]

    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR alive. Don't put it off. Get your donations in early and let's wrap this baby up in under 30 days!! Wouldn't that be great? And then we can concentrate on the task at hand. Build the wall, enforce the law, deport them all!! End sanctuary cities!! End anchor babies!! End chain migration!! Continue cutting regulations, cutting government, cutting spending and cutting taxes!! Continue bringing back capital, manufacturing, jobs and the economy!! Continue appointing constitutional conservative judges and restoring the constitution and our religious freedom!! Continue rebuilding and strengthening our military!!...
  • AFRICA is giving nothing to anyone outside Africa -- apart from AIDS and new diseases

    04/16/2018 9:06:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 53 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/16/18 | Kevin Myers
    Ed. Alan Cooperman writes: --Give a starving African a drink, he will thank you and steal whatever else you brought along. --Turn your back and he will take his machete to your neck, white colonialist. --You HAVE and everything he's been told is that's because YOU and YOUR KIND stole it from him and his tribe... And YES, Mr. Cooperman has been there and seen the over-populated, progressive wasteland which Africa has become, thanks to the self-serving munificence of the global, bleeding-heart left. Read the excerpts below from an article by Kevin Meyers which appeared in The Irish Independent. Hat...
  • College hosts 3-day conference featuring propagandists from socialist Venezuelan government......

    04/16/2018 8:58:07 AM PDT · by caww · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 14, 2018 | John Patrick
    College in California has taken 'brainwashing' students to a new level by hosting official propagandists from Venezuelas communist regime........ a series of talks that featured propagandists from Venezuelas totalitarian communist regime, designed to misinform students about the true realities of communism, as well as promote anti-American values and blame the United States for the worlds problems. While many college students at Scripps were likely treated to a whitewashed view of communism in their classrooms this week, they would be wise to do their own research and see how Venezuelan citizens are actually faring under their totalitarian rule.