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  • Katrina Pierson vs. Dem Strategist: "Who's Paying For These Protesters Outside Trump Rallies?"

    05/31/2016 3:31:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 28, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Trump national spokeswoman Katrina Pierson and Democratic strategist Angela Rye have a heated exchange on CNN Saturday morning over who's responsible for the vast number of protesters outside of the Donald Trump rallies....
  • New Gadget Helps Turn Departed Loved Ones into Trees

    05/31/2016 12:58:37 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    livescience.com ^ | May 31, 2016 | Elizabeth Goldbaum
    Instead of keeping a departed loved one's ashes in an urn over the fireplace, why not breathe new life into them, in the form of a tree that can sit in your living room or outside on your porch? A new gadget helps you nurture life from ashes, and regardless of how green your thumbs are, it offers a way to keep loved ones close after they die. The Bios Incube, created by the company Bios Urn, is an incubator that monitors and cultivates trees from human ashes in people's homes. The company says the invention allows people to return...
  • Al Sharpton, Joy-Ann Reid Remain Huge New York Tax Delinquents

    05/31/2016 11:38:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 7 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | May 31, 2016 | Evan Gahr
    MSNBC national correspondent Joy-Ann Reid has yet to pay off her still open nearly $5,000 tax warrant that attracted a good bit of attention last year. Ditto for the nearly $600,000 for two tax warrants that New York lists for MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton. Here is the backstory. National Review contributor Jillian Kay Melchior created a stir on April 22, 2015 that Reid and then afternoon host Touré Neblett were in the hock with the Empire State for thousands of dollars. Melchior was apparently following up on a well-circulated report that then-host Melissa Harris Perry was just slapped with...
  • Is every Muslim a powder keg?

    05/31/2016 11:18:34 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 57 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-31-16 | DrJohn
    The other day Michael Hayden joined the chorus of those who assert that Donald Trump's anti-Islamic terrorist rhetoric is helping ISIS recruit more jihadis. “The jihadist narrative is that there is undying enmity between Islam and the modern world so when Trump says they all hate us, he’s using their narrative … he’s feeding their recruitment video.” Hayden joins Tom Friedman of the NY Times and others. The new Muslim mayor of London also warns that this country must allow Muslims in or they will attack us. The new Muslim mayor of London has issued a warning to Donald Trump:...
  • SiriusXM Temporarily Suspends Glenn Beck Over Brad Thor’s Comments About Trump:

    05/31/2016 10:03:33 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5-31-2016 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    SiriusXM hosts Stephen K. Bannon and David Webb announced Tuesday that the radio network has suspended broadcast of Glenn Beck’s radio program following controversial comments author Brad Thor made about presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. “Comments recently made by a guest on the independently produced Glenn Beck Program, in our judgement, may be reasonably construed by some to have been advocating harm against an individual currently running for office, which we cannot and will not condone,” SiriusXM said in a statement. The network has suspended Beck’s program for the coming week and is “evaluating” its place in their lineup moving...
  • Local Governments Cry Poor but Act Rich

    05/31/2016 9:28:07 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/23/2016 | James Hohman
    For over a decade, local governments in Michigan have been complaining they need more money from state taxpayers. A recent push by Wayne County Executive Warren Evans is only the most recent example. That is what they say, but how they act suggests their fiscal complaints are exaggerated. For example, providing post-retirement health care benefits to employees is an expense that should be the first to go if there is a real financial problem. Many local governments in Michigan pay for retired employees’ health insurance costs, a type of benefit that is rare in the private sector. Unlike pension promises,...
  • The Death Panels of Massachusetts

    05/31/2016 9:03:49 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 15 replies
    self | jimjohn
    Drive-By Post: Remember those death panels? Well, they are here. I can speak from experience. Patients are being denied services based on the dictates of the state. It's called "prior authorization".
  • Last stand for Europe's remaining ancient forest as loggers prepare to move in

    05/31/2016 8:51:08 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 18 May 2016 | Arthur Neslen
    Europe’s last primeval forest is facing what campaigners call its last stand as loggers prepare to start clear-cutting trees, following the dismissal of dozens of scientists and conservation experts opposed to the plan. Poland’s new far right government says logging is needed because more than 10% of spruce trees in the Unesco world heritage site of Białowieża are suffering from a bark beetle outbreak. But nearly half the logging will be of other species, according to its only published inventory. Oak trees as high as 150 feet that have grown for 450 years could be reduced to stumps under the...
  • About this idea that Trump would ‘destroy the conservative movement’

    05/31/2016 8:47:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Oh really? Let's game it out and see Of all the arguments offered by the #NeverTrumpers, the one most often put forward and least explained is this one: Even if Trump would be a marginally better president than Hillary, it will wouldn’t be worth electing him because a Trump presidency would be the death of the conservative movement. The increasingly hysterical Ben Shapiro explains it thusly:
  • President omits context in Hiroshima speech

    05/31/2016 8:45:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/16 | Rolf Yungclas
    The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the RESULT of what happens to a nation bent on “domination or conquest” As Barack Obama finishes out the last eight months of his second term as President, he has started working through his bucket list of things to do before he leaves office. This cringe-worthy endeavor has gotten off to a treason-worthy start with his trip to Vietnam highlighted by a photo op with a picture of Ho Chi Minh behind him. And I can’t think why Obama would have made his trip to Hiroshima except to present his warped vision of...
  • The Twisting Noose

    05/31/2016 8:39:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/16 | Joan Swirsky
    But in spite of the rigged super-delegate system by which Hillary would ascend to a nomination while losing the vast majority of the primary and caucus contests to Sen. Bernie Sanders, it looks like her expiration date is fast approaching When I think about the slow and inexorable—but, of course, inevitable—political demise of Hillary Clinton, I am reminded of T.S. Eliot’s poem, “The Hollow Men,” which ends with this haunting refrain: This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. Hillary’s...
  • Meet the Man Who Saves Futures

    05/31/2016 8:37:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/16 | John Anthony
    County Executive for Westchester County NY, Rob Astorino If information is power, Rob Astorino has enough to shatter the administration’s media halo and send HUD officials slithering behind their stacks of regulations. Astorino is the County Executive for Westchester County, NY, an upscale community north of NYC that is home to Andrew Cuomo, George Soros, Hillary and Bill Clinton to name a few. In the name of fair housing, HUD is now implementing the most abusive, property-rights-grabbing, local-rule-neutering regulation since our Founders cast off monarchical handouts for natural rights
  • I'm finally impressed by Trump

    05/31/2016 8:35:56 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 62 replies
    Vanity | 5/31/2016 | Self
    I've not been impressed by Trumps tactics and ridicule and don't care for some positions. HOWEVER today's press conference and Trump's handling of the press is changing my mind. He's doing extremely well and the press is being leveled for the most part. Credit given where credit due. Go Trump.
  • Stopping Justin Trudeau’s Culture of Death

    05/31/2016 8:35:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/16 | Judi McLeod
    Disability snuff film, ‘Me Before You’ God help the most vulnerable in a society where the lib-left and Hollywood flagrantly extol the ‘Better Dead Than Disabled’ meme with a real life Parliament echoing the message of the soon to be released “disability snuff film”, ‘Me Before You’. “Me Before You” is the latest Hollywood blockbuster to grossly misrepresent the lived experience of the majority of disabled people. In the film, a young man becomes disabled, falls in love with his ‘carer’ and they have an incredible 6 months together. Despite her opposition, however, our hero does the “honorable” thing by...
  • Strangeness of the delusional Libertarian Party bubbles up at its nominating convention

    05/31/2016 8:28:24 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/31/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Is the delusional Libertarian Party a threat to Donald Trump’s election chances? No. At its recent nominating convention the Libertarian Party played its usual role as the builders of the Tower of Babble. The Party that talks a good game about protecting individual rights has always been a haven for self-delusional and essentially disaffected Democrats who can’t bring themselves to declare who they really are. Their convention brought that fact home in a big way. When the attendees selected former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson as their standard bearer all seemed right in the delusional Party. Johnson had just quit...
  • The Best Places in America to Be in The Event of a Collapse

    05/31/2016 7:54:33 AM PDT · by C. Nelson · 63 replies
    Ask a Prepper ^ | April 2016 | Mrs Davis
    First, you want to pick a place that allows you to maintain a normal, mainstream life before life as we know it comes crashing down. A lot of us are of the mindset that something catastrophic is inevitable. I am becoming increasingly convinced that this is a sooner rather than a later probability, however it could conceivably still be years away. So in the meantime, you want to have reasonably convenient access to things like employment, education, cultural and extracurricular activities for your kids, modern medical facilities, shopping, and all the trappings of modern life. ... Another consideration is proximity...
  • AZ: Governor Ducey Vetoes HB 2524, Protection Against Bloomberg Referendum

    05/31/2016 7:46:55 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    For two years, the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AZCDL) has been pushing to pass a bill to enact a compact between states.  The purpose of the bill is to prevent a billionaire funded referendum from imposing Universal Background Checks (UBC), a precursor to firearms registration in Arizona.  Compacts between the states take precedence over state statutes; if another state signed on the the Compact created by SB2524, a Bloomberg funded referendum would not be able to impose UBCs on Arizona.  That, at least, is the theory. A few weeks ago, SB2524 passed the Arizona legislature. If it had become...
  • Bill Takes Away Car Owners' Choice of Less Expensive Parts

    05/31/2016 7:14:21 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 23 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/29/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    Under current law, auto repair shops can use replacement parts made by a vehicle’s maker or an aftermarket supplier. But under a bill now working its way through the Michigan Legislature, customers’ freedom to save money by choosing the less expensive aftermarket parts would be replaced by a mandate on shops to install only original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts for repairs on newer vehicles. "This bill will make our inventory null and void. It will cause people to be laid off. It will raise prices for consumers by taking away their choices, and it will drive up insurance rates," said...
  • Trump, the Unexplained Galactic Phenomenon that has Astronomers Baffled

    05/31/2016 7:02:53 AM PDT · by poconopundit · 5 replies
    Free Republic ^ | May 31, 2016 | Pocono Pundit
    Notes to Stephen Hawking's Personal Diary -- May 28, 2016 This Trump guy is utterly dangerous to the scientific community. Doesn't he understand that you can't teach the average working stiff anything about science and the way the world really works? I've spent decades writing books and lecturing to show that science can only be understood by professionals and academics who are paid a good salary to stare out into space and wonder about things that have zero relationship to life on Earth. And to protect that glorious profession -- keep it funded -- we've groomed our Ph. D's...
  • In the heat of the sun: How Mao’s call for “disorder under heaven” tore China asunder

    05/31/2016 6:49:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Economist ^ | May 14, 2016
    The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History 1962-1976. By Frank Dikötter. Bloomsbury; 382 pages; $32 and £25. The Cowshed. By Ji Xianlin. Introduction by Zha Jianying. New York Review of Books; 188 pages; $24.95 and £14.99. FIFTY years ago the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, as it was officially known, plunged China into Maoist madness. It left well over 1m people dead and wrecked the lives of many millions of others. It was Mao Zedong, then 72, who launched the “red terror”, as young participants proudly called it, partly to purge the party of officials who were sceptical about his radical policies....
  • How Do We Move from Metal Rapid Prototyping to Metal Additive Manufacturing?

    05/31/2016 5:49:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Engineering ^ | May 31, 2016 | Michael Molitch-Hou
    There are many factors that will play into the ultimate shift of 3D printing as a technology for rapid prototyping to one of end-part manufacturing, but the one area of additive manufacturing (AM) that may stand in the way of mass adoption of 3D printing within the larger manufacturing supply chain is that of metal AM. Metal AM has the ability to produce intricate, streamlined components with physical properties that can sometimes exceed those of parts manufactured by traditional means. Consequently, the technology has the potential to completely shift the way that we fabricate critical components. With it, we can...
  • High Taxes Lack a Guarantee of Quality Services: See Detroit

    05/31/2016 5:14:27 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/28/2016 | James Hohman
    It is a common trope in Michigan and elsewhere that the path to state prosperity is to have high taxes and quality services, with Minnesota pointed to as the paragon. Yet high taxes do not guarantee quality services, as Detroit can attest. Detroit has the highest effective property taxes in the country, according to the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence’s 2014 property tax study. For commercial property at all different values, Detroit is No. 1 in the nation. For homesteaded property, only Bridgeport, Connecticut surpasses Detroit. Detroit also has the highest property taxes for most values of industrial property. Only...
  • Can Trump take down Hillary now?

    05/31/2016 5:05:20 AM PDT · by DrDude · 60 replies
    5/31/16 | DrDude
    Everyone is speculating on the email/Rico scandals of The Clintons. The FBI & DOJ are slow playing everything and waiting for Obama's order to proceed. Can Trump use this information now? What if he explains that he will have his DOJ prosecute FBI & DOJ Officials who are obstructing this case. Crimes have been committed and Hillary has acknowledge some crimes such as destroying emails. I think Trump needs to get in front of this now. Don't let the Libs continue to define the narrative. Any thoughts on this?
  • Announcement: The SSS is Set to Sail

    05/31/2016 4:59:53 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-31-2016 | MOTUS
    NOTE:  As has been my custom for the past two years I will betaking a summer semi-sabbatical (SSS) for the next few months. Butt as the old cowpoke once said…“I don’t know how quit you.”   Accordingly, I’m not shuttering the shop, just cutting back on my hours a bit in order to tend to a myriad of half-done or not yet started projects that tend to build up every year and demand attention by the time summer rolls around. The posts will be shorter, mixed with some open threads and/or re-posts from the MOTUS deep vault of golden oldies. And...
  • US coal ash highly rich in rare earths, scientists find

    05/31/2016 3:41:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Mining ^ | May 30, 2016 | Cecilia Jamasmie
    US scientists have found what it could be key for the future of the country’s ailing coal industry as they detected that ashes from local operations, particularly those around the Appalachian region, are very rich in rare earth elements. Researchers from North Carolina-based Duke University analyzed coal ashes from coal-fired power plants throughout the US, including those in the largest coal-producing regions: the Appalachian Mountains; southern and western Illinois; and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana. One of the team main conclusions was that coal waste generated by the Appalachian coal operations was the richest in rare earth...
  • One in three children aged six to nine in Europe overweight or obese – study

    05/31/2016 3:16:55 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 31 May 2016 | Tim Radford
    One in three children in Europe between the ages of six and nine are either overweight or obese, according to a report that also warns that by 2025 the number of under-fives worldwide who are overweight will have risen from an estimated 41 million now to 70 million. Among the researchers’ other main findings is that between 20% and 30% of all inflammatory bowel disease now begins in childhood. They also report that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has become the single most common cause of chronic liver disease among children and adolescents in western nations. Children as young as three...
  • Best Friends: The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution

    05/31/2016 12:54:47 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    For some time, I’ve had a squib in mind which connected the Declaration and Constitution. Professor William B. Allen of Michigan State University beat me to it some years ago with a paper that did just that. I encourage the reader to examine the entire work. To the small extent that our Declaration is discussed in the public square and taught to our young anymore at all, discourse is typically limited to the clauses surrounding our unalienable rights and equality before God. Addressed far less often are the specific charges directed at King George III and how our Constitution dealt...
  • Gary Johnson Shoots Himself in the Foot: Throws Out Austin Petersen’s Gun

    05/30/2016 11:08:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    Liberty Hangout ^ | May 30, 2016 | Liberty Hangout
    Earlier this evening, Gary Johnson was elected to be the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, achieving a 50% tally in the second ballot and securing his second straight LP nomination. Austin Petersen and John McAfee put up good fights, but weren’t able to attain enough votes necessary to win the nomination, coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively. McAfee neglected to endorse Gary Johnson, but Austin Petersen made it clear from the beginning of his campaign that he would endorse whichever candidate the LP elected. While Petersen and Gary often had testy moments with each other in the debates, Austin stood by...
  • So who is the traitor Republican running third party? Bill Kristol says it's a "him"

    05/30/2016 10:27:35 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 77 replies
    twitter.com/BillKristol ^ | 3/30/2016 | Bill Kristol ‏@BillKristol
    I hope my mention of an independent candidate didn't distract him while paying respects during whichever Memorial Day ceremony he attended.— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 30, 2016
  • Crowdsourced Bias (Wikipedia's Achilles Heel)

    05/30/2016 9:31:37 PM PDT · by OddLane · 18 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 31, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    Perhaps the greatest part of living in the current year is the access our civilization has to a virtually limitless supply of information. Although many refuse to take advantage of it, the fact is that we are living during an era which is unprecedented for acquiring and transmitting knowledge at light speed, which I-as someone who narrowly missed out on being a millennial-can appreciate. From the Khan Academy, to more structured online universities, to Web tutorials on how to construct 3D models, there is no domain of expertise concealed from anyone with a reliable Internet connection and a morsel of...
  • TEXAS BULLION DEPOSITORY: GOLD BACKED BANK to be COMPLETED Next year

    05/30/2016 7:23:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | May 18, 2016 | Joshua Krause
    Last year Texas Governor Gregg Abbott signed HB 483, allowing the creation of the Texas Gold Depository. “With the passage of this bill, the Texas Bullion Depository will become the first state-level facility of its kind in the nation, increasing the security and stability of our gold reserves and keeping taxpayer funds from leaving Texas to pay for fees to store gold in facilities outside our state,” he said last June. This gold bank would allow Texas to recover the gold that it has stored in New York vaults, and give Texan citizens and institutions a chance to store their...
  • Seattle's homeless crisis episode 9: The response from the city

    05/30/2016 6:05:44 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies
    The RESPONSE WE GOT FROM CITYHALL: We are very sensitive to the impact that the SHARE/WHEEL shelter closure is having in our community. However, the City does not have any additional funding for shelter operations. The City’s primary interest is ensuring that the beds we have contracted with SHARE to operate are brought back into operation so that those who are experiencing homelessness in our community are able to access shelter. This interest has been clearly expressed to the men and women of SHARE/WHEEL. Again, thank you for sharing your concerns with the City of Seattle. I also received a...
  • Seattle's homeless crisis episode 8: Aloha and good riddance to Share and Wheel

    05/30/2016 5:58:23 PM PDT · by mainestategop
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    On highway 99 north of Seattle past Denny Way and the space needle is what was once an abandoned hotel that was later taken over by homeless people and made into a community living center and halfway home for the homeless. It is run by the homeless and formerly homeless and is a shining beacon of what personal responsibility, initiative and Christian love can accomplish. Aloha was originally started by SHARE with help from Catholic charities and the archdiocese of Seattle in 1990. At the time, SHARE was in its infancy when share was made up of sturdy yet responsible...
  • As in US, Trump draws strong reactions in China

    05/30/2016 5:29:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Dong Tongjian and Fu Ting, the Associated Press
    BEIJING (AP) -- China features prominently in the rhetoric of presumed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who accuses the country of stealing American jobs and cheating at global trade. In China though, he's only just emerging as a public figure, despite fame elsewhere for his voluble utterances, high-profile businesses and reality TV shows. Although the government has denounced Trump's threats of economic retaliation, many Chinese observers see a silver lining in his focus on economic issues instead of human rights and political freedoms. That could make him an attractive alternative to his likely rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump "could in...
  • Memorial Day- Solemn, Happy, or Both?

    05/30/2016 4:20:26 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-30-16 | Wordsmith
    Christian Jacobs hugs the headstone of his father U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Jacobs as mother Brittany, wipes away a tear in Arlington National Cemetery A friend recently posted this iconic 2007 photo of Christian Golczynski:   His father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski, was shot and killed while on patrol during his second tour in Iraq. This photo is all over the internet and is heartbreaking because of the 8 year old's strength in holding back tears during a formal ceremony honoring his father who is no longer with him. This is Christian a year ago:   Bookworm writes:...
  • WashPost Pushes Muslim Boy and Girl Scouts as More American Than Trump

    05/30/2016 2:59:16 PM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | May 30, 2016 | Tim Graham
    Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine had an anti-Trump cover story. Three Muslim boys and three Muslim girls (all wearing a jihab) appear in their Scouting garb on the cover with the text: “Be Prepared: Muslim American Scouts grapple with the Trump era.” Throughout the piece, Post feature writer David Montgomery paired apparently outrageous quotes from Donald Trump (as well as Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and Mike Huckabee) with Post rebuttals with all-American Muslim teenagers in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. It was all about "Islamophobia" clashing with American values: Yet the wave of Islamophobia had brought on a new level of...
  • Tribute to the US Marines

    Slide show with tribute song to the Marines htt htps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkNwFVxQpRI&feature=youtu.be
  • Gun control hypocrite Barack Obama allowed Secret Service to shoot armed man outside White House

    05/30/2016 1:46:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 30, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Gun control hypocrite Barack Obama allowed Secret Service to shoot armed man outside White House When Barack Obama was an Illinois state Senator, he voted against allowing people in their own homes to use guns to protect themselves and their families from rapists and murderers.However, as President, Obama allowed one of his Secret Service agents to shoot an armed man who was outside the White House.In other words, Barack Obama is a gun control hypocrite.
  • Iowa Supreme Court Bans Life Imprisonment for Teen Killers [semi-satire]

    05/30/2016 12:37:04 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 May 2016 | John Semmens
    In a 4-3 ruling, the Iowa Supreme Court banned lower courts from imposing life sentences for murders committed by teen-aged offenders. The ruling came in the case of Isaiah Richard Sweet, who was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder for fatally shooting his grandparents. Justice Brent Appel wrote that "a life sentence for a crime such as this is disproportionate. The victims were old and fairly close to a natural death. For their grandson to be sentenced to a life term that could easily amount to multiple decades is a punishment that I believe the victims themselves would have...
  • 2016 Bold Electoral College Predictions Thread [2+2]

    05/30/2016 12:36:59 PM PDT · by Fhios · 11 replies
    twoplustwo ^ | 5/2016 | Various
    Excerpt from first post So now that the primaries are essentially over, it's a great time to make bold predictions and hot takes about how the general election will turn out. EC results, vice presidential picks, indictments, whatever predictions you have go here. If you're good, you can achieve everlasting 2p2 glory much like Dvaut and his incredible Trump prediction. Or like that time goofball beat Nate Silver. You can make your own map at http://www.270towin.com/. I made one based only on the latest RCP polling results, and, boy howdy it does not look good for Republicans. I **** you...
  • GunGate – Katie Couric Alters VCDL Responses in “Documentary”

    05/30/2016 12:11:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gadsten Guns Blog ^ | 27 May, 2016 | Kitty
    GunGate – Katie Couric Alters VCDL Responses in “Documentary” By Kitty on May 27, 2016 Katie Couric has been exposed as a fraud over the current GunGate debacle, and since Gadsden Guns owner Pat Webb was one of the parties whose answers were altered in the so-called documentary, we feel it’s our duty to speak out and share the truth about what really happened.GunGate – How it Happened Under the guise of documentary journalism, pro-gun activists were interviewed by Katie Couric in order to “provide varied viewpoints.”In fact, those are some of the exact words that were included in the...
  • Prayer for Those in the Armed Services

    05/30/2016 11:06:04 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Auburn CA KofC ^ | September 11, 2013 | Auburn CA KofC
    O God, we implore Thee, watch over those exposed to the horrors of war and to the spiritual dangers of a Soldier’s, a Sailor’s, a Marine’s or an Airman’s life. Give them such a strong faith that no human respect may ever lead them to deny it, or fear to practice it. Do Thou by Thy grace fortify them against the contagion of bad example, that, being preserved from vice, and serving Thee faithfully, they may be ready to meet death whenever it may happen. Through Christ our Lord.O Sacred Heart. Inspire them with sorrow for sin, and grant...
  • That Noble Lamp-Post

    05/30/2016 8:27:22 AM PDT · by Edward.Fish · 4 replies
    Edward.Fish ^ | 27-May-2016 | OneWingedShark
    What swarms of officers eat out our substance,     combining with others to subject us to foreign Jurisdiction; Despising every limit within our Constitution? They who wish to lord o’er their fellow Citizen     who wish Liberty’s dissolution Who wish to enslave us     with debt, twenty-trillion. Let them be killed with shout:     “I AM AMERICAN!” Ready for them that traitor’s noose     lest you join their Treason & Conspiracy And upon yourselves our rage loose,     For daring to enslave Freemen’s Posterity. Petitioned we at e’ery stage,     from our oppression, Just redress; yet our ‘standing’ they dismiss,     increasing thus our rage… Forgetting that when...
  • An American “Son of Fire” we must remember on this Memorial Day

    05/30/2016 8:23:21 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/30/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Let us never forget those who gave their life for our freedoms. Remembering the brave men and women who gave their “last full measure of devotion” for our freedoms, requires us to take a moment on this Memorial Day to focus on the individuals behind the numbers and remember they are not just names on a wall. One of those individuals who gave everything he had for us was Marine Captain John J. McKenna IV who was killed on August 16, 2006 during an operation in Fallujah, Iraq. The story of John McKenna’s life and death is the story of...
  • GAME OF THRONES S06E06 WEEKLY DISCUSSION THREAD

    05/30/2016 7:56:28 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 30 replies
    5/30/16 | George R.R. Martin Fierro
    bleh
  • Memorial Day - Who would you like to honor/remember

    05/30/2016 7:18:49 AM PDT · by irish guard · 54 replies
    This is a totally personal thread meant to honor those who served. If there's already something like this out there, please have Jim Rob delete it.
  • Climate, Energy and Regulations

    05/30/2016 5:31:59 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-30-2016 | MOTUS
    "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." —Winston ChurchillAs we do on this day each year, we pause to remember the men and women who died fighting for our freedom. We stand by humbly, gratefully, silently, to honor their sacrifice.We remember…We mourn for those lost…And we mourn for those they’ve left behind…As we reflect again on the the steep price of freedom.By all means, enjoy your picnics, parades and celebrations today – it is a holiday after all. But do pause to remember and honor all the brave Americans across...
  • REMEMBERING SERBIA'S GREAT GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICH ON AMERICA'S MEMORIAL DAY.

    05/30/2016 5:29:42 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 13 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Aleksandra Rebic
    American Flag and the Flag of Serbia image courtesy of the Studenica Foundation. REMEMBERING SERBIA'S GREAT GENERAL DRAZA MIHAILOVICH ON AMERICA'S MEMORIAL DAY Taking to the Ravna Gora hills of Serbia 75 years ago in May of 1941 with only a handful of men to mount the first real resistance to Hitler's occupying forces in Europe was impressive. The guts it took and the resolve necessary for these men and their leader to initiate such a courageous act against the Nazi war machine that in 1941 appeared to be invincible seems almost inconceivable now. But it was real, and the...
  • Serial Killer Similar to Beltway Sniper Hunting in Chicago?

    05/30/2016 2:08:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | May 29, 2016 | Kevin DuJan
    Here’s something that people on the ground in Chicago are all freaked out about (but of course the media won’t report on it accurately and the police seem to be pretending that it’s not happening): is there a serial killer shooting at cars on the highway into Chicago similar to DC’s Beltway Sniper from years ago? Whenever these shootings are reported on, the media seems to go out of its way to just claim this is random gang violence. But…if that was true then wouldn’t this have always been happening through the years? I find it hard to believe the...
  • Muslim wearing “I’m Muslim, don’t panic” t-shirt is beaten by other Muslims

    05/29/2016 11:28:32 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | MAY 29, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    They were misunderstanders of his t-shirt, and thought he was insulting Islam. So what else could they do but give him a savage beating? Here is a glimpse of what is in store for many, many more people in the West. ======================================================= Iraqi migrant who bought a T-shirt saying ‘I’m Muslim, don’t panic’ is hospitalised by three Islamic asylum seekers who thought he was insulting their religion,” by Charlie Moore, Mailonline, May 27, 2016: An asylum seeker who jokingly wore a T-shirt saying ‘I’m Muslim, don’t panic’ was so savagely beaten by his fellow refugees that he had to be...