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  • Donald Trump, bully in chief “YES, IT is going to be like this”

    05/31/2016 10:50:54 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 5 replies ^ | May 31 at 7:51 PM | Editorial Board
    “YES, IT is going to be like this,” Donald Trump said during a news conference Tuesday, after a reporter asked if he would be as hostile to legitimate scrutiny once elected as he is now. His honesty offered a bracing counterpoint to the pusillanimous Republican leaders who continue to insist that the reality-television star would be different once in office.
  • The Other St. Francis, Sacramento

    05/31/2016 10:37:22 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell
    Freep | 05/31/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    The Sacramento Bee carried a misleading article Franciscan priests leaving St. Francis church in midtown Sacramento written according to McClatchy's bent standard of "truth". St. Francis has been and is likely to remain the center of anti-Catholic, homosexualist fury in Sacramento, provincial equivalent of Most Holy Redeemer in the very City of St. Francis, regardless of anything Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto can do. Mere authority can do very little to appeal to the benevolent Christian commonweal when the underground corps of a spiritual fifth column is ruthlessly dedicated to infiltrating its death-loving, anti-life animus into the Church. In the mid-1970s,...
  • House to debate gender-neutral O Canada lyrics

    05/31/2016 10:23:57 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 10 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | May 31, 2016 | Joanna Smith
    The lyrics to O Canada will be a hot topic in Ottawa on Tuesday, even though the July 1 fireworks are still a month away. The House of Commons is debating an effort by dying Liberal Mauril Belanger to render the national anthem gender-neutral, by replacing the line in the English version “in all thy sons command” with “in all of us command.”
  • Hillary's E-mail Scandal Explained via " Rage Comic" ~ Vanity

    05/31/2016 10:22:16 PM PDT · by GraceG · 2 replies
    Hillary's E-mail Scandal explained via a "Rage Comic" in a way that is easy to understand when it comes to her "supposed" ineptness when it comes to dealing with E-mail. Really shows that even IF she is telling the truth about WHY she kept her private E-mail server for her E-mail, why that explanation is so fundamentally flawed that she is basically admitting she is as inept at handling technology as a gold miner from the 1850's.
  • bertrandpiccard just landed

    05/31/2016 10:10:44 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    BREAKING @bertrandpiccard just landed in #LehighValley at the gates of #NYC after a 0 fuel flight.
  • Severed leg found at Miss Peru Universe photo-shoot

    05/31/2016 10:08:30 PM PDT · by fella · 17 replies
    Peru this Week ^ | 31 May 2016 | Alex Mann
    The most recent Miss Peru Universe photo-shoot took a very interesting turn of events. During the photo-shoot, as Miss Peru Universe, Valeria Piazza, was transitioning to another spot along the rocks on the banks of the Shilcayo River in Tarapoto, San Martín, she looked down and noticed a severed, rotting leg. Once she realized what she had seen she left terrified and the production crew temporarily suspended the shoot. Upon recognizing the gravity of their findings, the team contacted local authorities that requested the presence of a member of the public ministry. Following the standard procedures the leg was transferred...
  • Richard Dreyfuss calls Donald Trump’s celebrity supporters ‘whores’

    05/31/2016 10:04:06 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 5/31/16 | Jessica Chasmar
    Actor Richard Dreyfuss commented on the size of Donald Trump’s manhood and called Hollywood celebrities who support the presumptive Republican presidential nominee “whores” in a series of now-deleted tweets. “I don’t want to get into political partisan fights but the truth is Donald Trumo [sic]?! Well, hell, OK, you’ve made me a partisan. #NeverTrump,” the 68-year-old tweeted to his 92,000 followers, according to screenshots obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. “The saddest people aren’t Donald Trump’s supporters. They’re really struggling. It’s Donald Trump’s celebrity supporters who are whores,” Mr. Dreyfuss wrote. “I get the thing about ‘off the cuff speaking.’ I...
  • ESPN Writer Ignites Outrage With Latest Comments About Police And Patriotism

    05/31/2016 9:59:52 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 5/30/16 | Jack Davis
    When police officers sing the national anthem before a sporting event, it is nothing more than “staged patriotism” that divides communities, argues Howard Bryant in a column in ESPN The Magazine. “Policing is clearly one of the most divisive issues in the country – except in the sports arena, where the post-9/11 hero narrative has been so deeply embedded within its game-day fabric that policing is seen as clean, heroic, uncomplicated. Following the marketing strategy of the military, police advocacy organizations have partnered with teams from all four major leagues to host ‘Law Enforcement Appreciation’ nights, or similar events,” Bryant...
  • OAS Calls Emergency Meeting on Venezuela’s Undemocratic Rule

    05/31/2016 9:51:12 PM PDT · by fella · 7 replies ^ | 31 May 2016 | Sabrina Martin
    Politicians and human rights advocacy groups from around the world invoked the Democratic Charter for Venezuela on Tuesday May 31, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) Luis Almagro has announced In a statement to all participating countries, Almagro requested a Permanent Council on June 10 and June 20 to continue carrying out the procedures required for implementing a defense of democracy in Venezuela, which is currently under dictatorship-like rule by Nicolás Maduro. The Permanent Council intends to make the “necessary diplomatic initiatives … to promote the normalization of democratic institutions” in Venezuela. In a press release,...
  • Philippines' Duterte endorses killing corrupt journalists

    05/31/2016 9:38:04 PM PDT · by fella · 16 replies ^ | 01 June 2016
    Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday (May 31) that corrupt journalists were legitimate targets of assassination, as he amped up his controversial anti-crime crusade with offers of rewards for killing drug traffickers. Duterte won this month's elections by a landslide largely due to an explosive law-and-order platform in which he pledged to end crime within six months by killing tens of thousands of suspected criminals. The foul-mouthed politician has launched a series of post-election tirades against criminals and repeated his vows to kill them - particularly drug traffickers, rapists and murderers. In a press conference called on Tuesday to...
  • Clinton launching national security case against Trump in California speech

    05/31/2016 9:20:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 1, 2016 | Anne Gearan
    Retired Army Col. Peter Mansoor plans to vote for Hillary Clinton for president this year, but not because the longtime Republican and former top aide to then-Gen. David Petraeus has had a political conversion. He just thinks Republican Donald Trump is too dangerous to be president. “It will be the first Democratic presidential candidate I’ve voted for in my adult life,” said Mansoor, a professor of military history at Ohio State University. Clinton’s campaign hopes that there are many more national-­security-minded Republicans and independents who would vote for her, even grudgingly, rather than see Trump win the White House.
  • Amid deadly floods, Texas' Brazos River crests at record 54 feet

    05/31/2016 9:19:33 PM PDT · by fella · 9 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 31 May 2016
    Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding Tuesday along a river that had reached a record-high crest just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought. The National Weather Service said the Brazos River crested at nearly 54 feet Tuesday in Fort Bend County, which is just southwest of Houston and home to many suburbs. That eclipsed the previous record by three feet and exceeded levels reached in 1994, when extensive flooding caused major damage. An area that's no stranger to flooding has still found itself overwhelmed,
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 06-01-16, M, St. Justin, Martyr

    05/31/2016 9:03:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 20 replies ^ | 06-01-16 | Revised New American Bible
    June 1, 2016 Memorial of Saint Justin, Martyr Reading 1 2 Tm 1:1-3, 6-12 Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of Godfor the promise of life in Christ Jesus,to Timothy, my dear child:grace, mercy, and peace from God the Fatherand Christ Jesus our Lord. I am grateful to God,whom I worship with a clear conscience as my ancestors did,as I remember you constantly in my prayers, night and day. For this reason, I remind you to stir into flamethe gift of God that you have through the imposition of my hands. For God did not give...
  • Hoover Institution Golden State Poll: Clinton +13 Over Sanders; Harris, Sanchez Lead Senate Field

    05/31/2016 9:03:07 PM PDT · by af_vet_1981 · 4 replies
    Hoover Institution, Stanford University ^ | Tuesday, May 31, 2016 | Hoover Institution, Stanford University
    The survey, which interviewed 1,700 adult (18 and up) Californians, was conducted from May 4 to May 16. Looking to November, there’s tepid support for the two likely nominees. Clinton leads Trump, 45 percent to 33 percent, with Libertarian Gary Johnson polling at 4 percent and 8 percent considering a write-in candidate;
  • Hillary's 'Vision' Problem

    05/31/2016 8:43:46 PM PDT · by catnipman · 14 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 5/31/2016 | Peter Roff
    Donald Trump has a vision for the future of America. Clinton doesn't, and that spells trouble come November. ... The chance New York real estate developer Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States has gone from impossible to improbable to likely in the relative blink of an eye. ... The ground she's lost thus far will be very hard for her to get back. Meanwhile, those on the right who are encouraging Trump to change his message and style are doing him no favors. Right now it's all working well enough for him as people are...
  • Bill Kristol recruiting conservative writer and Iraq veteran David French for independent run

    05/31/2016 8:43:22 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 26 replies
    HotAir ^ | May 31, 2016 | Allahpundit
    This was who he had in mind with that much-hyped tweet this weekend that had everyone wondering if Romney had reconsidered? An … NRO writer? Trump fans are forever deriding #NeverTrump as a “movement” consisting of, like, six guys at National Review and the Weekly Standard. And now here we are. I’m not sure about French’s net worth but I’d guess he’s 0-for-3 on those criteria given that the sort of “vast” wealth needed to run a national campaign runs into the hundreds of millions of dollars. As it turns out, Kristol actually touted French as a potential independent candidate...
  • Kristol Craters Again - Picks National Review Writer As His 3rd Party Candidate To Run Against Trump

    05/31/2016 8:32:02 PM PDT · by BunkerHill1775 · 25 replies
    French is, by all accounts, a good lawyer. He served in Iraq and won a Bronze Star. Good on him. But what are he and Kristol thinking? In their own minds we can be sure they are principled heros standing against the tide. But back in the real world they just seem foolish. And they are giving aid and comfort to Hillary Clinton - and that is dangerous...
  • And We Bid You Good Night

    05/31/2016 8:24:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies
    BTLD ^ | 5/31/16 | BTLD
    And I bid you goodnight.
  • Clinton aide began preparing for media questions about emails in 2014

    05/31/2016 8:22:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 5/31/16 | Sarah Westwood
    Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff refused to answer questions about the Democratic front-runner's personal email server because she also acts as Clinton's personal attorney, a deposition transcript made public Tuesday revealed. Cheryl Mills, a longtime Clinton aide, told lawyers from the conservative group Judicial Watch that she learned the details of Clinton's private email use after the former secretary of state had stepped down. During a taped deposition Friday, she and her lawyers blocked the majority of questions about Clinton's communications because, by the time Mills learned how and why the private server system was established, she was already...
  • NY Times: Trump, 800-Pound Media Gorilla, Pounds His Chest at Reporters

    05/31/2016 8:15:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 31, 2016 | James Poniewozik
    At a news conference in Trump Tower on Tuesday morning, the presumptive Republican nominee Donald J. Trump shared his thoughts about the political press and Harambe, the gorilla that Cincinnati Zoo officials shot and killed after a small child wandered into his enclosure. Mr. Trump had nicer things to say about the gorilla.
  • Wikileaks Asks If This Is The "Smoking Gun" Email That Will Bring Down Hillary

    05/31/2016 8:13:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/31/16 | tyler durden
    All along Hillary Clinton has pled that when it comes to her violation of Federal regulations, she was at worst naive, hardly malicious and - as of recently - merely doing what each of her state department predecessors has done; and she has been very careful to make it clear that she never purposefully and intentionally "stripped" confidential data in order to send it through her unsecured server as such an act would imply not only a breach of email retention policy, but a willful abuse of confidential documents. Well, moments ago Wikileaks unveiled what it believes may be the...
  • Lesbian couple battered son ... his heart ruptured Social services ... case ‘went off the radar’

    05/31/2016 8:12:41 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2016 | David Wilkes and Rachel Watson
    [Liam Fee]'s mother Rachel and her lesbian partner Nyomi were able to carry out two years of sustained attacks on the toddler and two other boys as social services repeatedly failed to act. The pair’s depraved abuse included: * Imprisoning one boy in a cage made from a fire guard, using cable ties to bind his hands behind his back; * Tying another boy naked to a chair in a dark room with nine snakes and several rats, forcing him to eat his own vomit and telling him a boa constrictor ‘ate naughty little boys’; * Forcing the youngsters to...
  • Breaking: New Fox Business Poll Numbers, With One Major Spoiler

    05/31/2016 8:02:04 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 66 replies
    Libertarian Johnson looks like the spoiler in the bunch. Trump 42% Clinton 39% Johnson 10%
  • UCLA lefties blockade Milo's "Dangerous Faggot" speech

    05/31/2016 7:52:51 PM PDT · by gaijin · 20 replies
    Milo Yiannopoulis is a colorful, rightishly-inclined journalist at Breitbart currently touring American college campuses as part of his "Dangerous Faggot Tour". Shortly before 7 pm PST, two dozen left-wing activists blockaded the lecture hall entrance, preventing the entry of over 500 people who had paid to attend the event. At De Paul University in Chicago last week, BLM charged the stage and forcibly grabbed the microphone, occupied the stage and put a stop to the event after De Paul University administrators told security and police to take no action to stop the disruption. UCLA students trapped inside the blockaded event...
  • Criminal Charges Possible In Killing of Cincinnati Gorilla (liberals/Reuters gone wild!)

    05/31/2016 7:42:16 PM PDT · by drewh · 62 replies
    Reuters News Wire ^ | Tue May 31, 2016 10:22pm EDT | CINCINNATI | BY GINNY MCCABE
    Police may bring criminal charges over a Cincinnati Zoo incident in which a gorilla was killed to rescue a 4-year-old boy who had fallen into its enclosure, a prosecutor said on Tuesday. The death of Harambe, a 450-pound (200-kg) gorilla, also prompted the animal rights group Stop Animal Exploitation Now to file a negligence complaint on Tuesday against the zoo with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The group is seeking the maximum penalty of $10,000. The group said in its complaint letter that the child's ability to get past the barrier was proof the zoo was negligent and should be...
  • When Trump hits back, he hits back hard

    05/31/2016 7:41:27 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2016 | Gregory Krieg
    Trump met criticism from his Republican opponents with mocking nicknames and scornful insults. But it didn't stop there. Using the same tactics with reporters, he has often responded to tough or probing questions -- as he did during a fraught exchange on Tuesday -- with angry, often personal, attacks. Here are some of his most pointed reprisals. ABC News reporter Tom Llamas called out Trump for exaggerating the initial totals. "Mr. Trump, writing a $1 million check is incredibly generous, but the night of the Iowa fundraiser, you said you had raised $6 million," Llamas began. "Clearly you had not....
  • "Never Trump: Third Party Candidate" IS .. David French !!??!? (WHO???)

    05/31/2016 7:41:18 PM PDT · by Simon Foxx · 84 replies ^ | 05/31/2016 | Guy Benson
    And the grand reveal is...National Review writer David French? And it's not even confirmed? Don't get me wrong: French is a decorated Iraq war veteran, a strong writer, and a principled conservative whose stalwart commitment to religious liberty is admirable, even if one disagrees from time to time. He's also advanced eloquent, consistent and compelling arguments against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton throughout the 2016 cycle. He's an impressive man. The impressiveness of his team -- if this presidential run ever actually comes to pass -- remains to be seen. But the notion that a relatively little-known writer could...
  • Press targets voters for fueling Trump's rise

    05/31/2016 7:32:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 31, 2016 | Eddie Scarry
    Columnists are starting to blame voters for the rise of Donald Trump, and say their collective decision to make him the presumptive Republican nominee is a terrible mistake. Liberal columnist Richard Cohen wrote in the Washington Post on Monday that the election has filled him with a sense of "fear of my fellow Americans." "I don't mean the occasional yahoo who turns a Trump rally into a hate fest," he wrote. "I mean the ones who do nothing. Who are silent. Who look the other way… I always knew who Trump was. It's the American people who have come as...
  • Digital Assets Now Protected by Minnesota Law

    05/31/2016 7:31:48 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies ^ | 5/31/16 | Tom Hauser
    Writing your will and making an estate plan no longer just involves who gets your money and your physical possessions after you die. Now it will also include who gets your pictures, e-mails and other data stored on your smartphone, desktop computer or in a cloud. "You can specifically say I want folks to have access to my digital account or I don't," says Rep. Debra Hilstrom, DFL-Brooklyn Center. Hilstrom authored a bill to help Minnesotans preserve their "digital assets" after they die. The governor signed the legislation into law as part of a larger bill dealing with probate issues....
  • Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's claim that her email practices were 'allowed' (Politifact)

    05/31/2016 7:30:39 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 25 replies
    Politifact ^ | 5/31/16 | Lauren Carroll
    Hillary Clinton is sticking to her defense that her use of a private email server while secretary of state was "allowed," despite a critical independent audit that found it really wasn’t. (snip) But for anyone unaware of that nuance — say, the average voter — it sounds like Clinton is defending her email practices as a whole, as something that was fully permitted by the State Department, which is the argument she has been making all along. And that’s just not right. The gist of the problem is that Clinton never asked anyone if she could use her personal email...
  • Venezuela's Maduro rooting for 'revolutionary friend' Sanders in U.S. campaign

    05/31/2016 7:28:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 5 replies
    Venezuela's Maduro rooting for 'revolutionary friend' Sanders in U.S. campaign By Girish Gupta and Corina Pons CARACAS Venezuela's embattled president, Nicolas Maduro, said on Tuesday night he supported Bernie Sanders in the U.S. presidential race, adding that the candidate, who describes himself as a democratic socialist, would win if the vote were "free." Maduro, a socialist who sees himself as the political heir to his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, has long railed against the United States, blaming it for Venezuela's economic crisis and accusing Washington of attempting to topple him. "Bernie Sanders, our revolutionary friend, ought to win in the United...
  • What the dead can teach us about cowardice and weakness

    05/31/2016 7:21:31 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 2 replies
    Australian Christian Lobby ^ | June 1, 2016 | Lyle Shelton (Australian Christian Lobby)
    "Changing the definition of marriage to entrench motherless and fatherlessness in public policy and teaching our kids their gender is fluid should be opposed...The cowardice and weakness of Australia's 'gatekeepers' is causing unthinkable things to happen, just as unthinkable things happened in Germany in the 1930s." Mr Shelton began the post by declaring he loved to read obituaries in The Economist, specifically one published last week on the late German-born historian Fritz Stern. According to the obituary, Stern argued the rise of Adolf Hitler owed less to the Fuhrer's personality cult and more to the failure of Germany's 'gatekeepers' to...
  • Democratic Law Prof: ‘Difficult To Imagine’ Hillary Clinton Not Being Indicted

    05/31/2016 7:18:40 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 29 replies
    A Democrat law professor and former Department of Justice official with decades of experience in government secrecy says “it is difficult to imagine” . Dan Metcalfe dealt with information disclosure issues for more than 25 years as Director of the Justice Department’s Office of Information and Privacy, including during the Clinton administration. He now teaches secrecy law at American University’s Washington College of Law. He wrote in a Sunday column in LawNewz that “given that the facts and law are so clear in Ms. Clinton’s case, it is difficult to imagine her not being indicted” unless the White House or...
  • Fishy Or Not, Vince Foster's Death Matters

    05/31/2016 7:18:36 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 14 replies
    Fishy Or Not, Vince Foster's Death Matters by Daniel Clark For the purposes of this discussion, let's stipulate that all of the official findings about Vince Foster's death are correct. Let's agree that when Donald Trump referred to it as "fishy," it really was one of the more outlandish things he has said. Most of us aren't in a position to dispute the forensic evidence. Furthermore, motivational questions like why Foster drove to Fort Marcy Park to shoot himself, and why he would transport the gun to the park in an oven mitt, might have answers that were personal to...
  • Israel fills UN hall for anti-BDS conference

    05/31/2016 7:17:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2016 7:52 PM EDT | Michael Astor
    Over 1,500 students filled the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday for a conference sponsored by the Israeli mission on how best to combat a movement on many U.S. campuses calling for a boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians. Taking place in the same hall where 40 years ago 72 nations voted to equate Zionism with racism, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon called the conference an “historic” event. Separately, Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour dismissed the conference as “no big deal.” The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) seeks to ostracize Israel...
  • Mississippi governor: 'Secular' world angry over LGBT law

    05/31/2016 7:11:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2016 4:56 PM EDT | Emily Wagster Pettus
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says the “secular, progressive world” vented at him for signing a bill that would let clerks cite religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. […] Two legal challenges seek to block the religious-objections measure, House Bill 1523, from becoming law July 1. The American Civil Liberties Union filed one of the lawsuits May 9 on behalf of a gay couple from Meridian. …
  • $1,100 in cosmetics sold to autistic man

    05/31/2016 7:10:29 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 8 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | MAY 31, 2016 | Maryanne Firth
    ST. CATHARINES, ONT. - An apology has been issued and a full refund granted after a Pen Centre store came under fire this weekend for what many people considered mistreatment of an autistic man. A Facebook post detailing an incident that occurred at Adore Cosmetics last week quickly went viral Saturday with more than 3,200 shares online. It was on Friday that the parents of 26-year-old Tom, whose last name has not been released, found a package in the room of their autistic son containing more than $1,100 in cosmetics. The online posting, created by family friend Sandra Frayne, alleges...
  • "Navy SEAL gun found near Tel Aviv shooter's hometown"

    05/31/2016 7:03:26 PM PDT · by Mr. M.J.B. · 30 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 5/30/2016 | Ido Ben-Porat
    M-16 assault rifle with US Navy SEAL insignia on it found near town where Nashat Milhem was given aid after his shooting spree.
  • Administration accuses judge of scaring illegals away from signing up for Obama’s amnesty

    05/31/2016 6:59:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Andrea Noble & Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration accused a federal judge Tuesday of sowing “fear and confusion” among illegal immigrants, potentially scaring them away from signing up for President Obama’s deportation amnesty by demanding immigration officials submit names of tens of thousands of migrants who’ve already enrolled. Justice Department lawyers also asked Judge Andrew S. Hanen not to force thousands of attorneys to take remedial ethics classes — an order the judge issued two weeks ago after he concluded that the administration intentionally and repeatedly misled him by implementing part of the amnesty, even as they assured the court it wasn’t in operation yet....
  • A very bad sign for all but America’s biggest cities

    05/31/2016 6:54:10 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 22 May 2016 | Jim Tankersley
    Americans in small counties are much less likely to start new businesses, a trend that jeopardizes the economic future of vast swaths of the country. ___ Americans in small towns and rural communities are dramatically less likely to start new businesses than they have been in the past, an unprecedented trend that jeopardizes the economic future of vast swaths of the country. The recovery from the Great Recession has seen a nationwide slowdown in the creation of new businesses, or start-ups. What growth has occurred has been largely confined to a handful of large and innovative areas, including Silicon Valley...
  • Former State Dept. chief of staff blames Clinton email bungle on Benghazi terrorist attack

    05/31/2016 6:54:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/31/16 | Stephen Dinan
    Cheryl Mills, the former chief of staff at the State Department, partly blamed the Benghazi terrorist attack for former Secretary Hillary Clinton failing to turn over her emails as she left office in 2013, saying there was “a lot going on” that distracted them from fulfilling their obligations under open records laws. (Snip) “The secretary was not only transitioning, there had been a — we had lost our first ambassador in quite some time, and we were stepping through the sets of issues associated with that. And she, too, had fallen ill, and there — and there had been a
  • Word For The Day: TITIVATE

    05/31/2016 6:39:03 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 26 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | June 1, 2016 | Norman Schur
    ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". Titivate [TIT uh vate]hear it pronounced verb Titivate is colloquial for "spruce up, smarten up, put on the finishing touches"; sometimes written Tittivate. Titivateis an earlier form, given rise, despite its initial short i, to a supposed derivation from tidy, plus the -vate from elevate, resulting in tidy up, or the -vate from cultivate, according to some authorities.Somehow all this seems unlikely. A wholly distinct meaning, "titillate," which comes fro Latin titilatus, must...
  • Levin: Yes, Trump's Presser Was Entertaining, But 'Our Country is Going to Hell'

    05/31/2016 6:36:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 64 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | May 31, 2016 | Phil Shiver
    In case you missed it, Donald Trump held a firebrand press conference Tuesday where he attacked and obliterated the political media. The media figures present were grilling Trump over the details of his fundraising for veterans and whether or not the GOP nominee was honest about the money raised. But every time they punched, Trump punched back, and harder. It was quality entertainment. Mark Levin played a few clips from the presser and acknowledged, "yes its entertaining" before saying, "but I want more than entertainment." Yes, its entertaining he later reassured, but "our country is going to hell!"
  • Federal investigation into Jamar Clark's death is complete

    05/31/2016 6:33:55 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies ^ | 5/31/16 | David Chanen
    Federal investigators will release their report Wednesday on whether two Minneapolis police officers violated the civil rights of Jamar Clark when he was shot to death during an altercation in November, according to sources with knowledge of the case. Mayor Betsy Hodges asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Clark’s death, which triggered massive protests and gained nationwide attention. The report will be made public during an 11 a.m. news conference at the FBI headquarters in Brooklyn Center, sources said. The officers, Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze, are white, and Clark was black. The federal probe likely considered either...
  • 'Dilbert' Creator Scott Adams to Bill Maher: Donald Trump Will Win Election In A Landslide

    05/31/2016 6:29:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 28, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Bill welcomes Dilbert creator and "How to Fail at Everything and Still Win Big" author Scott Adams to discuss Trump's powers of persuasion and branding in this clip from May 27, 2016. SCOTT ADAMS: I've been studying persuasion for decades and when I saw Trump last summer displaying the tools of persuasion I thought, 'Oh my God, he's not a crazy clown. Everything he's doing, including his complete ignoring of the facts, is persuasion perfection. I called him to be the landslide winner in the general election last year. Essentially he's basically bringing a flamethrower to a stick fight. There's...
  • The primordial world of Islam

    05/31/2016 6:28:44 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/16 | Alexander Maistrovoy
    The involution of Islam is just one side of the coin. The other one, which is not less horrifying, is the spiritual degradation of the West that welcomes the primordial predatory world with cute teddy bears, songs about peace and flowers The Islamic world of the Middle East is sinking into the gloomy and forgotten past: the Bronze Age, the world of slavery, human sacrifice, pedophilia, sexual sacred traditions, beliefs in conspiracies and now the most terrible - ritual cannibalism Beaten dogs and “donkeys-occupiers” In the 90s, when working on an article about homeless animals, I visited a shelter for...
  • Justice Department asks for hold on court sanctions in immigration case

    05/31/2016 6:25:45 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/31/2016 | Julia Edwards
    The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday filed an emergency motion to stop sanctions imposed by a federal judge in Texas that included mandated ethics classes for federal prosecutors, as part of ongoing litigation over immigration policy. The sanctions were ordered on May 19 by District Judge Andrew Hanen, who ruled in February 2015 that President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration were outside the bounds of the president's authority. Hanen also ordered the Department of Homeland Security to prepare a state-by-state review of immigrants who were given three years of safeguards from deportation under Obama's previous immigration action instead of...
  • Trump Makes Sense on Energy (WSJ)

    05/31/2016 6:21:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 31, 2016 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    Mr. Trump, in his set-piece energy speech on Thursday, did something that might outlast his presidential hopes. In his anti-intellectual way, he made an intellectual contribution. For decades, poorly justified scientific fears of future warming have hovered as an incubus over U.S. energy development. These fears, you’ll notice, have not actually blocked much of anything: Fracking happened. The U.S. continues to export coal to China. But these fears fill America’s leadership class with guilt and cognitive dissonance. In a speech the media has done its best to ignore or debunk, he said, “From an environmental standpoint, my priorities are very...
  • Obama's Lawyers Ask Texas Judge To Rethink Immigration Order

    05/31/2016 6:20:21 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 25 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 5/31/2016 | Julián Aguilar
    The Obama administration has asked a Brownsville-based judge to rethink an order that requires the federal government to turn over the private information of thousands of undocumented immigrants. The May 19 order from U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen asserted that the federal government’s attorneys intentionally misled the court during proceedings over the Obama administration's controversial executive order on immigration, known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents. The court order included instructions for the federal government to provide Hanen a list of the immigrants who benefited prematurely from DAPA. But in a filing Tuesday, the federal...
  • Phony Kurds in Syria

    05/31/2016 6:19:07 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 8 replies
    National Interest ^ | 27 May 2016 | Paul Pillar
    Creeping escalation characterizes U.S. military involvement in Syria. What had been fifty American troops on the ground expanded to three hundred beginning last month. Official descriptions of this contingent as not being directly involved in combat become increasingly difficult to swallow as piecemeal reports of the Americans' activity become available. The latest detail, which is disturbing on multiple grounds, is that some of the U.S. troops have been wearing on their uniforms the insignia of the Kurdish People's Protection Unit, or YPG, ...