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  • Dead Deplorables & Class Warfare

    09/20/2017 1:27:43 PM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    American Conservative ^ | September 20, 2017 | Rod Dreher
    The graph on the left is white people without college degrees. The other one is white people with college degrees. The source is this paper from Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton. The numbers for black and Hispanic working-class people don’t track these stats for working-class whites. The economists can’t figure out what’s going on: Taking all of the evidence together, we find it hard to sustain the income-based explanation.For white non-Hispanics, the story can be told, especially for those aged 50–54, and for the difference between them and the elderly, but we are left with no explanation for...
  • Mueller Seeks White House Documents Related to Trump’s Actions as President

    09/20/2017 1:24:34 PM PDT · by John W · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2017 | Michael Schmidt
    WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, has asked the White House for documents about some of President Trump’s most scrutinized actions since taking office, including the firing of his national security adviser and F.B.I. director, according to White House officials. Mr. Mueller is also interested in an Oval Office meeting Mr. Trump had with Russian officials in which he said the dismissal of the F.B.I. director had relieved “great pressure” on him. The document requests provide the most details to date about the breadth of Mr. Mueller’s investigation, and show that several aspects of his inquiry are...
  • Luther Strange finance chair tied to nonprofit in Alabama bribery case

    09/20/2017 1:15:42 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 5 replies
    The Birmingham News / ^ | 09/20/17 | Kyle Whitmire and John Archibald
    The head of Sen. Luther Strange's campaign fundraising committee is listed on federal tax documents as an officer in the nonprofit agency federal prosecutors say was used to bribe an Alabama lawmaker who pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges this month. That executive, Thompson Tractor CEO Mike Thompson, is among the state's influential business leaders, with a long history of supporting candidates and political causes.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Is Cardinal Sarah Francis' Next Victim?

    09/20/2017 1:09:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 20, 2017 | Gloria TV
    Pope Francis will fire Cardinal Robert Sarah, 72, the prefect of the Congregation for the Liturgy, in December. According to the blog Anonimi della Croce, one item on the agenda of the recent meeting of the Council of Cardinals was Sarah's replacement, "Practically all cardinals agreed", the blog writes, "Also because the order came from above, from Santa Marta, and all those obedient decided to decapitate him." Anonimi della Croce comments, "This is the style of Francis, the style of a Latin American dictator. As a good friend of Fidel Castro, he has as well learned these methods."

    09/20/2017 1:02:23 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    The Tablet ^ | September 20, 2017 | Christopher Lamb
    The cardinal criticised the Latin American approach to theology, in a thinly veiled critique of the Argentinian Pope The Vatican’s former doctrine chief has criticised Francis’ papacy for lacking theological rigour, while suggesting he is ready to make a comeback and work in the Roman Curia. During a book presentation in Germany last Friday, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, dismissed from his job by the Pope in July, recalled how the Jesuit Cardinal Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621) told Pope Clement VIII that he did not understand anything about theology. According to reports of the event in Mannheim the German cardinal then pointed out that Bellarmine was...
  • California to file lawsuit over Trump border wall

    09/20/2017 1:01:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters via CNBC ^ | September 20, 2017
    California's attorney general plans to file a lawsuit on Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump's plan to construct a wall along the border with Mexico, the state AG's office said, adding to the obstacles facing a key Trump campaign promise. The border wall lawsuit set to be filed on Wednesday will allege that Trump's wall violates federal environmental standards, as well as constitutional provisions regarding the separation of powers and states' rights.
  • End-of-life chatbot can help you with difficult final decisions

    09/20/2017 12:58:24 PM PDT · by mairdie · 15 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 18 September 2017 | Matt Reynolds
    Could chatbots lend a non-judgemental ear to people making decisions about the end of their life? A virtual agent that helps people have conversations about their funeral plans, wills and spiritual matters is set to be trialled in Boston over the next two years with people who are terminally ill. People near the end of their lives sometimes don’t get the chance to have these important conversations before it’s too late, says Timothy Bickmore at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. So Bickmore and his team – which included doctors and hospital chaplains – built a tablet-based chatbot to offer spiritual...
  • ‘Battle of Bunkerville’ BLM agent no longer works for the agency

    09/20/2017 12:55:08 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies ^ | 9/20/17 | Brian Seay
    Daniel Love, a former special agent for the Bureau of Land Management, gives a radio interview during Burning Man in 2015. (Photo: BLM Nevada/Flickr) A federal agent who had a key role in the armed 2014 ‘Battle of Bunkerville’ standoff no longer works for the Bureau of Land Management. Daniel Love had been serving as special agent in charge for BLM in Utah and Nevada in recent years, but is no longer with the agency, according to the Associated Press. Love still worked there on Aug. 24, when the feds released a report that said he’d handed out valuable rocks...
  • It’s Happening: Pluralities Support Single-Payer, Universal Basic Income

    09/20/2017 12:49:58 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 20, 2017 | Allahpundit
    We’re not all socialists yet but we’re getting there. A majority of Democrats are, in any case. The single-payer numbers in Morning Consult’s new survey not only aren’t surprising, they’re right in line with what other studies have showed this year.
  • Can socialist ideals gain support in Pittsburgh?

    09/20/2017 12:45:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Pittsburgh City Paper ^ | September 20, 2017 | By Ryan Deto
    On a recent September evening, 76 comrades of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America joined together to discuss society’s travails, like the disproportionate harm natural disasters cause poor communities, public-education funding shortages, and access to health care. One answer prevailed throughout the evening as the cause for these problems: capitalism. And, if you ask DSA members, all of these problems have one solution: a new American form of socialism. “I joined because capitalism has basically ruined my life since I was born,” says DSA member and Shadyside resident Marlene Noble, who was born in Haiti, but moved...
  • Powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Japan near Fukushima

    09/20/2017 12:44:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies ^ | 09-20-2017 | By Gareth Davies
    A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan near Fukushima. Details of the extent of the damage have not yet emerged regarding the quake which hit 281km South East of Kamaishi. The depth of the earthquake, which struck at 2.37am local time, was measured at 10km.
  • Carlson Battles DACA Supporter: 'You Get Arrested for Not Having a Hunting License'

    09/20/2017 12:33:51 PM PDT · by yoe · 5 replies
    Fox Insider News ^ | September 20, 2017 | Turker Carlson
  • SDF General Command: 80% of Raqqa cleared of ISIS

    09/20/2017 12:29:06 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    ANF News ^ | Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017, 12:10 | ANF Raqqa
    In a statement about the ongoing campaign to liberate Raqqa, SDF General Command announced that 80 percent of the city has been cleared of ISIS. The General Command of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) released a statement informing about the latest situation in the operation to liberate Raqqa, dubbed the ‘Great Battle’. The statement by SDF General Command is as follows; “During the past 5 days, our forces have targeted the fortresses formed by ISIS gangs north of Raqqa and launched an operation, which is a first on this front. ISIS gangs had estimated that they would be able to defend...
  • Trump's U.N. Speech - A Last Call to the World before the Day of the Lord?

    09/20/2017 12:27:59 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 11 replies
    IFB ^ | 9/20/17
    President Trump's speech to the U.N. yesterday was excellent in every way! Very bold, very to the point and very instructional. When viewed in the light of a secular perspective it was what this evil world needed to hear and needs to apply to seek a "somewhat less" lawless worldly "peace" in such difficult days. However, such secular truths and worldly optimism cannot be sustained by the EXPONENTIAL global weight of lawlessness throughout our world today. Trump's speech to the nations of the world is really - from a secular point of view - a last call for change and...
  • Republicans rip Rand for rejecting Obamacare repeal

    09/20/2017 12:25:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | September 20, 2017 | Seung Min Kim and Burgess Everett
    Rand Paul might soon go down as the Republican who saved Obamacare — and he couldn’t care less. "I'm actually happy to be out there as the leading advocate for repealing Obamacare, not keeping it," the Kentucky Republican said in an interview. Of his GOP colleagues, Paul added: "These people, they so totally do not get it."
  • College Art Gallery Displays ‘F*** the Police’ Paintings, Pigs as Cops

    09/20/2017 12:23:40 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 11 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/20/2017 | Trey Sanchez
    “There’s a lot of deeper meanings in there,” the artist says.
  • She told them she was Hugo Chavez’s ex-wife and worked in the White House. And she’d make them rich.

    09/20/2017 12:22:43 PM PDT · by Enchante · 7 replies
    WaPo via ^ | September 20, 2017 | Manuel Roig-Franzia
    On one level, the saga of Madame Giselle is a story about, in no particular order, allegations by two neighbors who say they were swindled in an elaborate scheme to sell T-shirts to the Venezuelan army, a cash-stuffed envelope slipped under a doorway, a legendary bygone scandal involving the Colombian military and a glamorous woman known as “The Blonde,” an ongoing multimillion-dollar Colombian fraud case, and a supposed helicopter ride into Syria. But on another level, as illustrated in interviews and in hundreds of text messages obtained by The Washington Post, it’s a story about friendship and trust, about what...
  • A Toddler With a Broken Leg Was 'Sent Home With a Cast on the Wrong Leg'

    09/20/2017 12:21:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 20 SEP 2017 | OLIVER RODERICK
    The two-year-old spent the day in agonyA toddler who went to hospital with a broken leg was given a cast on the wrong leg, her mum has claimed. Samantha Green’s daughter Tammy, who is two-and-a-half years old, was injured after a fall inside the family car. Her mum took her to A&E at Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli, where she was given an X ray on her right leg. Ms Green claims medics then put the plaster on the left leg. “Tammy fell off the back seat of the car, so I took her to the hospital on Saturday,” Miss Green,...
  • Kimmel: GOP Are Villains Looking to Take Your Kid’s Health Care

    09/20/2017 12:17:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 20, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    ABC’s self-described “eating pizza” expert, Jimmy Kimmel was at it again on Tuesday, admittedly politicizing his son’s medical condition to push for socialized medicine. This time he was targeting Republican Senator Bill Cassidy and Senate Republicans with disgusting charges of aiming to do cruel things with the lives and health care of Americans. In all, Kimmel’s description painted the GOP as villains in a straight-to-DVD Hollywood flop. “And this new bill actually does pass the Jimmy Kimmel Test, but a different Jimmy Kimmel Test,” he declared, noting that Cassidy wanted his bill to live up to Kimmel’s situation. “This one,...
  • Ben Dorcy, the World's Oldest Roadie and Friend of Willie Nelson, Has Died (John Wayne et al)

    09/20/2017 12:11:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | Monday, September 18, 2017 | Craig Hlavaty
    Long a fixture backstage at country music concerts, roadie Ben Dorcy III was beloved by musicians of all ages. On Saturday morning it was announced that Dorcy had died at the age of 92 after decades of service and friendship to some of music's biggest stars. Dorcy, it is said, invented the concept of what a roadie's job would become back in the 1950s. According to rock history before the term "roadie" was in fashion the guy who loaded cases and made sure musicians were content before and after showtime were just called "bandboys." Before he became a piece of...