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  • NYT Editorial Board’s Mara Gay: ‘America Was Never Great’ Is ‘Honest,’ Not a ‘Gaffe’

    08/20/2018 11:01:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 17, 2018 | John Nolte
    Mara Gay, a member of the far-left New York Times editorial board, believes Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) was being honest when he said America “was never that great.” She also agrees with the sentiment. During a speech before supporters Wednesday, Cuomo was very clear about why he does not believe America has ever been great. After criticizing President Trump’s “Make America Great” slogan, Cuomo laid out his reasoning. “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” he said, as his supporters laughed and gasped. “We have not reached greatness, we will reach greatness when every...
  • Democrats and GOPe: Beware of Trump's Red Tsunami -- Your Worst Fears

    08/20/2018 8:12:08 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 22 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 8/20/2018 | Pocono Pundit
    Trump and the RNC are hinting that the Democrat Blue Wave will transform into a red Trumpian tsunami.  With Rasmussen showing 36% approval in the Black community, I think a red tsunami is quite possible. But what does a red tsunami look like? Here's an imaginery meme of one coming ashore as Dems and GOPe are partying and plotting impeachment. Click the image to see it in full size.  If you like this pic, feel free to widely distribute it.  And let's make the Red Tsunami a reality.  MAGA!  Go Trump! While researching this pic, I ran across a very...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/20/2018 7:48:35 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/20/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Its Tuesday in Australia where Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a vote of confidence as Liberal Party caucus met just 24 hours after Turnbull backed down on part of an energy policy he announced last week. Turnbull abandoned a plan setting targets for carbon emissions opposed by many caucus members. The Liberal Party has also been reeling from defeats in recent by-elections for lower house seats in Parliament. Mr. Turnbull was able to survive a challenge from Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton winning 48-35 in the caucus meeting. A win for Turnbull but a narrow one in the context of...
  • George Papadopoulos Wife Not Guilty!

    08/20/2018 7:46:30 PM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 28 replies
    Anyone catch her on Hannity or other shows lately? I would say that it would seem she is certainly not guilty...
  • Emirates is building a giant vertical farm to feed airline passengers

    08/20/2018 5:54:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | August 16, 2018 | Alex Gray, World Economic Forum
    The world’s largest vertical farm is coming to Dubai. The indoor farm is a $40 million joint venture between Crop One Holdings and Emirates Flight Catering, who say it’s a way of producing pesticide-free crops while using a fraction of the water that traditional farming does. The produce will feed passengers of Emirates and other airlines at Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport. The farm will be built near the airport, eliminating trucking costs and emissions. But is vertical farming really as green as it seems? HOW DOES IT WORK? To feed a growing global population, which could reach 9.1 billion...
  • Book about Filipino women taken offline in Korea

    08/20/2018 5:19:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    ABS-CBN News ^ | August 20, 2018
    MANILA - A book about Filipino women written by a Korean man has been removed from online book retailers after complaints that it is "obscene and racist." According to The Korea Times, the e-book "How to Treat Bar Hostesses in the Philippines" received flak after a tweet about it spread earlier this month. Many expressed concern about the book's content, which talks about how to deal with Filipino women from a Korean man's perspective. The book's author, identified only as "Kevin Cho," urged his readers to "make the best use of Filipinas, who can give unforgettable memories." "Even if you...
  • Iran’s Regime Likes To Use Twitter Even As It Denies Social Media Freedom To Its Own People

    08/20/2018 4:36:40 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 2 replies ^ | 8/20/18 | Seth Frantszman
    Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, likes to use Twitter. 9,246 times in English so far since he joined in 2009. He mostly tweets in English. He only follows seven people. Actually, he mostly follows himself, his other Twitter accounts. In addition to his English account (512k followers), he has four others. The Spanish one (18k), the Arabic one (18k), the French one (22k), and the Farsi one (154k). His most active account is the English one, with the others have only around 1,000 tweets or less. Since social media is blocked in Iran, several other regime accounts that...
  • Trump’s Character and Trump’s Presidency

    08/20/2018 4:23:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    American Greatness ^ | August 19, 2018 | David Horowitz
    A few days ago, I had a dust-up on Twitter with National Review’s Jonah Goldberg. Our conflict was about Trump’s fitness to be president, a subject that has been broached millions of times on social media by other internet partisans. Twitchy posted the exchange and promoted it this way: “It’s On! Jonah Goldberg, David Horowitz Duke It Out Over Trump’s Character.” The donnybrook led to 500,000 impressions on my Twitter feed, including legions of anti-Trump zealots eager to demonstrate how creative they could be in devising insults to throw at me for defending Trump: beyond dumb, in need of psychiatric...
  • Is Social Media Facing a Near Extinction Level Event?

    08/20/2018 3:46:41 PM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    On Sunday, CNN aired an interview with Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey, one of the big-tech God Emperors of the Social Media Universe, who appeared as a weak and fragile pencil-neck nerd, who desperately tried to simulate having a human conscience. I am not kidding, just watch the interview for yourself. During the interview, Jack admitted (for the first time I reckon) that his company’s employees have a left-wing bias. No shit Jack, who would’ve thought? And by the way, why is that, since the country is half Conservative? What happened to “diversity is our strength”? Or diversity is good only...
  • 8 Reasons John Brennan Is a “Clear and Present Danger’ to National Security

    08/20/2018 3:43:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | August 20, 2018 | S. Noble
    Former CIA director John Brennan has been responsible for egregious errors in service of Obama to politicize this key agency. He has been a horrible CIA director. 1.Brennan oversaw the awful Iran deal and lied about Benghazi and Libya Brennan oversaw the Iran deal. It was a horrendous deal, so bad that Ben Rhodes had to lie to sell it which he admitted to. He was right there for Obama all those 11 times he catered to the world’s worst dictators, including the Ayatollah. Brennan covered up the truth about Benghazi and Libya in general. As Foreign Policy Magazine wrote,...
  • Music of BigEdLB

    08/20/2018 3:00:32 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 5 replies
    Music of Edward Schaffer ^ | 8/20/18 | BigEdLB
    Vanity post of my music
  • Dershowitz: Giuliani “Absolutely Right” in His “Truth isn’t Truth” Remark – Video 8/20/18

    08/20/2018 2:52:23 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 23 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 20, 2018 | Brian
    The media is going nuts trying to use Rudy Giuliani’s “truth isn’t truth” remark on Meet the Press yesterday out of context. They hope to create a meme out of it to bludgeon Trump going forward. But noted liberal law Professor Alan Dershowitz says (3:12 mark of the video) Giuliani was absolutely right in what he said! Dershowitz explained that what Rudy meant is that a Perjury trap is when the prosecutor has a witness to testify to something as “the truth,” that would contradict the actual truthful testimony of someone being targeted. False testimony put forward as truth isn’t...
  • Russia Prepares Largest Combat Exercise Since 1981, Putin Orders Snap Drills

    08/20/2018 1:59:32 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 2 replies ^ | 8/20/18 | L Todd Wood
    Russia plans the largest military exercises since the Zapad drills during Soviet times in 1981. Putin himself has ordered snap drills to check readiness ahead of the war games throughout the Russian Federation. Russia is holding war games dubbed Vostok-2018 (“East-2018”) in the central and eastern military districts in August and September, with some 3,200 Chinese troops scheduled to join the exercises in Siberia’s Zabaikalsky region next month. Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu called the upcoming games “the largest preparatory action for the armed forces since Zapad-81,” referring to war games conducted by the Soviet Union in 1981. The minister...
  • Growing number of detainees are Indians crossing through Mexico

    08/20/2018 12:53:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Havasu News ^ | August 20, 2018 | Sarah Parvini, The Los Angeles Times
    LOS ANGELES — On a recent visit to the federal prison in Victorville, Calif., U.S. Rep. Mark Takano was caught by surprise. Of the hundreds of immigrants detained there, he learned, possibly 40 percent had traveled from India seeking asylum....
  • Chelsea Clinton Touts Economic Benefits of Abortion [semi-satire]

    08/20/2018 12:38:05 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 August 2018 | John Semmens
    In a bid to energize Democratic voters for the upcoming congressional elections, former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton touted the economic benefits of abortion. "Since 1973's Roe v. Wade decision, the legal termination of more than 50 million useless eaters has saved the US economy more than $3.5 trillion," she told the pro-abortion crowd. "By relieving 50 million women from the drudgery of child rearing the ruling enabled them to employ their talents more productively by taking jobs and earning a higher income." "All these benefits are in danger if Democrats can't take control of Congress to block pro-life legislation and...
  • Desperate Iranian Regime Selling Out Fishing Rights To China

    08/20/2018 12:19:35 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 12 replies ^ | 8/20/18 | L Todd Wood
    On 18th August, the Tasnim News Agency, close to the IRGC Quds force, published a piece declaring the Iranian regime has allowed Chinese fisherman to hunt in Iranian deep waters, reported sources inside Iran. Mohammad Ali Hassanzadeh, deputy chief of Ports and Maritime Organization, said: “Chinese ships have signed an official long-term agreement with Iran’s Fishery that allows them to fish up to 200 meters deep in Iran’s waters in the Gulf of Oman.” Allowing Chinese ships to trawl the bottom of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman is among the treasonous policies of the Iranian regime. It’s...
  • Hindu ultra-nationalists say Trump can 'save mankind'

    08/20/2018 12:01:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Sydney Morning Herald | June 13, 2018 | Matthew Clayfield
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  • Did you know that before 1973 it was illegal in the US to profit off of health care...

    08/20/2018 11:02:49 AM PDT · by davikkm · 37 replies
    IWB ^ | IWB
    Is the health insurance business a racket? Yes, literally. And this is why the shameless pandering to robber baron corporations posing as “health providers” is such an egregious … and obvious … tactic to do nothing more than plump up insurance company profits. And do you know who’s to blame? Believe it or not, the downfall of the American health insurance system falls squarely on the shoulders of former President Richard M. Nixon. In 1973, Nixon did a personal favor for his friend and campaign financier, Edgar Kaiser, then president and chairman of Kaiser-Permanente. Nixon signed into law, the Health...
  • McConnell Concocts a "Chameleon" Election Strategy [semi-satire]

    08/20/2018 10:17:25 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 August 2018 | John Semmens
    Concerned by predictions that a Democratic "blue wave" could lead to a loss of Republican majorities in the House and Senate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ken) has devised what he boasted is "a foolproof plan to avert disaster." The gist of this plan is to blur the differences between the two Parties by scheduling a number of votes on bipartisan bills that garner support from both sides of the aisle. The bills the Majority Leader has in mind include votes on the Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services spending bill, opioids legislation and the Water Resources Development Act....
  • Trusting the Untrustworthy

    08/20/2018 10:03:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/18 | Linda Goudsmit
    We must be very careful and only trust the trustworthy - we must trust the Constitution, the rule of law, and duly elected President Trump who stands for both Sir Alexander Fraser Tytler (1747-1813), a Scottish jurist and historian, provides an explanation for why great societies do not survive for more than 200 years: “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public...