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  • After President Trump

    06/25/2018 12:54:59 AM PDT · by Jacquerie
    ArticleVBlog ^ | June 25th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    If President Donald J. Trump (PDJT) keeps up with the winning, he’ll be the toughest presidential act to follow since George Washington. Like General Washington, PDJT didn’t come up through party ranks and didn’t owe anything to anyone when he took the oath of office. Being without political baggage and with incredible wealth before assuming office freaks out the Swamp PDJT promised to drain. Who today could possibly step up and replace him in few years? I’m not saying such a man or woman doesn’t exist. Maybe one or more are out there. If there is, and considering the rabid...
  • Hatefest: Left declares cultural war on Trump supporters

    06/24/2018 10:53:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    World Tribune ^ | June 24, 2018
    During a toy drive outside a federal building in Los Angeles on June 23, Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, advocated for the Left’s latest Trump resistance strategy which had little to do with reasoned debate. “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere,” Waters said. The strategy kicked into high gear this past week...
  • Venezuelan economy heading to complete collapse in months and probably a military coup

    06/24/2018 9:47:46 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 13 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | June 21, 2018 | Brian Wang
    Venezuela has begun to proactively shut-in oil production to cope with nearly replete terminal storage. This will further accelerate an output decline and bring them closer to 1 million barrels per day or even less. According to energy ministry official data communicated to Opec, Venezuela produced 1.533mn b/d of crude in May, up by 28,000 b/d from 1.505mn b/d in April. However, this May statistic was a lie. Average production cited by secondary sources published by Opec report Venezuela’s May output at 1.392mn b/d, down by 42,500 b/d from 1.434mn b/d in April. Argus estimates May production at around 1.45mn...
  • Anthony Bourdain loved Asia without fetishizing it. And Asia loved him back

    06/24/2018 8:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Quartz | June 9, 2018 | Anne Quito
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  • Mattis: DHS wants to house immigrants on US bases

    06/24/2018 7:45:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    WKBT-TV ^ | June 24, 2018 | Jamie Crawford
    EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (CNN) - Defense Secretary James Mattis said the Pentagon is in "close alignment" with the Department of Homeland Security with efforts to utilize military bases to house undocumented immigrants along the southern US border. The Department of Homeland Security has "come to us asking us to build temporary camps on two of our bases," Mattis told reporters on board his plane at the beginning of a trip that will take him to Alaska, China, South Korea and Japan. "We are in a logistics support response mode," with DHS, Mattis said, adding that "details are still...
  • Any Book Suggestions for 4th of July Week?

    06/24/2018 6:43:19 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 62 replies
    Myself ^ | 6/24/2018 | Myself
    Taking a week off centered on the Fourth. Anyone have any good, current book suggestions? Subject matters of interest: History, Politics, Historical biographies. (No offense to anyone, but Bill O'Reilly's historical books are not of interest to me.)
  • South Korea to Invest $230M in Blockchain Technology Development

    06/24/2018 6:43:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Bitcoinist ^ | June 24, 2018 | Georgi Georgiev
    The Ministry of Science and ICT of South Korea revealed a Blockchain Technology Development Strategy on June 21st earmarking a total of 230 billion Won (over of $200M USD) for the development of blockchain-based technology. Multiple Initiatives The Government announced that it plans to finish the fundraising by 2022. In an attempt to further the development and advancement of blockchain-based technology, the Korean government plans to nurture over 10,000 industry professionals and 100 companies. Furthermore, the country’s plans are to streamline the investments into a few different directions. The overall aim is to increase the country’s competitive edge in blockchain...
  • Laura Ingraham: George Will is ‘sad and petty’ for urging votes against GOP

    06/24/2018 5:46:21 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 32 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 6-24-18 | True Pundit Staff
    Fox News host Laura Ingraham slammed conservative columnist George Will on Friday for his op-ed urging Americans to vote against Republicans in November. In a tweet, Ingraham responded to a post of Will’s op-ed in the Washington Post arguing that “Republican caucuses must be substantially reduced,” calling the writer’s words “sad and petty.”
  • Hillary’s Hamartia

    06/24/2018 2:45:14 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 12 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | 06.22.2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Sophocles, Euripides, and the Greek epic poets, historians, and tragedians explore the idea of hamartia. Such an innate character flaw, such as Oedipus’s self-regard or Jason’s obtuseness, can be repressed, but it will inevitably resurface at the most inopportune moment. *** The next step in the slow cycle of classical self-destruction is koros—a greed or overreaching ambition that is the result of hamartia. It thus deludes the apparently successful into believing there will be few consequences to their excess. Koros makes self-reflection impossible. *** The final act in a multistoried Greek tragedy is the advent of Nemesis or divine retribution....
  • Who’s The Bigger Fascist, Trump Or Obama?

    06/24/2018 2:34:41 PM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    IWB ^ | Daniel Carter
    Now that I have your attention, I must say: I don’t really like accusing people of being “fascists” or “Nazis”. These words have become overused and quite meaningless in recent years. However, that hasn’t stopped the left from using these words ad nauseam. Scores of journalists and political activists have called President Trump a fascist this week because of the immigration policy his administration imposes that separates children from their parents when they illegally cross the border. But, by the new left-wing definition of fascism, Obama appears to have been much more fascistic than Trump. The left likes to draw...
  • The strategic blunder of ‘Trump-as-Hitler’

    06/24/2018 2:06:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2018 | Allan Richarz
    You knew it was coming. Eighteen months into the Trump administration and the president’s ostensibly serious critics have finally broken the glass on the “Trump-is-a-Nazi” line of attack. To be certain, there were previous allusions to this from media, Democrats and “Never Trumpers” — accusations of authoritarianism meant to implicitly draw the connection between President Donald Trump and Nazi Germany. Apart from the “over-woke,” under-informed Hollywood set, however, critics largely managed to avoid making the explicit comparison. Until now, that is, with the issue of family separations at the U.S. border dominating headlines. But overwrought comparisons to the Nazis are...
  • Mesa grandmother’s Korean-inspired sauces to be sold at Walmart (Made in USA)

    06/24/2018 1:33:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    KTAR-FM ^ | June 24, 2018 | Griselda Zetino
    PHOENIX — Korean-inspired cooking sauces made by a Mesa grandmother will soon be on Walmart shelves. Kay Weldon cooked up the first sauce in the 1990s when she owned a restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A favorite among customers was her chicken wings because of her sauce. She started out serving the chicken wings as part of a Friday lunch special. “It was sweet, tangy and spicy,” she said. “It was a big hit. My lunch line was 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. nonstop on Fridays.” Ten years later, she sold the restaurant, got married and moved to Arizona with...
  • Hyundai hosts female Saudi drivers in Korea

    06/24/2018 12:52:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Arab News ^ | June 24, 2018
    Three Saudi-based female influencers have visited Korea as part of Hyundai’s outreach to women drivers in the Kingdom, and as brand ambassadors for the carmaker. The three women include entrepreneur and lifestyle influencer Bayan Linjawi; radio presenter, travel blogger, and fashion lover, Shadia Abdul Aziz; and business-owner and fashion career coach, Reem Faisal. During their tour of Korea they received detailed briefings about Hyundai and its products, and toured production, design and research facilities. The program gave them an understanding of the innovative and advanced thinking that underpins today’s Hyundai models, and also included opportunities to experience Korean culture and...
  • Director James Gunn: Trump ‘Wakes Up Every Morning Hoping More Kids Are Murdered By Immigrants’

    06/24/2018 12:49:14 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 39 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 6-24-18 | True Pundit Staff
    Marvel Director James Gunn Has Claimed That President Donald Trump Secretly Hopes For The Murder Of American Citizens At The Hands Of Illegal Immigrants To Help Boost His Popularity. ...Snip...... “This tone deaf oaf actually autographed photographs of murdered children,” Gunn wrote on Twitter. “I don’t know why I’m so surprised he autographed those photos. You KNOW Trump wakes up every morning hoping more kids are murdered by immigrants so it will help him in the polls.” –
  • Singapore spent USD 12 million on United States-North Korea summit (Paid for the North Koreans)

    06/24/2018 12:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Times Now News ^ | June 25, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    The meeting was the culmination of a rapid detente between Pyongyang and Washington and saw Kim commit to working towards denuclearisation, although critics noted the summit agreement was vague and non-binding. Singapore said on Sunday it spent 16.3 million Singapore dollars (USD 12 million) on the historic US-North Korea summit, adding it was less than initially anticipated after some in the city-state complained about the high cost. US President Donald Trump and the North's leader Kim Jong Un met in Singapore on June 12 for talks aimed at ending a tense nuclear standoff. The meeting was the culmination of a...
  • Maxine Waters orders MORE public harassment of Trump aides: ‘God is on OUR side!’

    06/24/2018 11:01:30 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 96 replies
    American Mirror ^ | June 24, 2018 | Kyle Olson
    Maxine Waters wants more people to harass Trump administration officials in public spaces. The California Congresswoman went on a shouting rampage during a toy drive outside the Wilshire Federal Building on Saturday. After claiming Trump is”sacrificing our children,” referring to the illegal immigrant kids separated from their “parents” near the border, Waters again called for the president’s impeachment, triggering loud applause from the baying mob. “History will record while he tried to step on all of us, we kicked him in his rear and step on him,” she yelled, whipping up the crowd. “If you think we’re rallying now, you...
  • Tracy breaks the news.

    06/24/2018 10:53:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    BBC Comedy - Twitter ^ | 22 June, 2018 | unknown
    Two minute video at the link.
  • Peter Fonda Goes on Rant [semi-satire]

    06/24/2018 10:32:15 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 June 2018 | John Semmens
    With a new movie coming out this weekend, old actor Peter Fonda tried to generate some publicity by injecting himself into the immigration controversy via a string of tweets. In one, he suggested that President Trump's 12-year-old son should be kidnapped and put in a cage with pedophiles. In another, he suggested that Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Neilsen should be striped naked and whipped by passersby in Lafayette Square. In another, he suggested that hackers should obtain the names and addresses of ICE employees and publish them so activists could terrorize them and their children "to scare the shit out...
  • (vanity) HELP - Search engines? Bing has gone homo

    06/24/2018 10:19:58 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 28 replies
    me | 6/24/18 | me
    I've been using Bing for a few years now, since I finally got sick of Google's endless parade of commie-celebrating "art". Bing was always nicely photographic, usually just nature and points of interest. But today, its POI is a Minneapolis bridge with "pride" multi-colors on it. (And yes, they do describe their pix, so it's on there specifically.)
  • Thank you RoosterRedux !

    06/24/2018 9:37:30 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    Dumbgrunt | 24 June 2018 | Me
    Thank you RoosterRedux ! Five years after that evil car ran me and the bicycle down, my shoulders and upper body feel better than ever. Even my thumbs that had been broken are much improved. I've been on a bicycle, rollers and spinning, all this time and not much else since the accident. The first three months doing moderate 5K &10k s most days and making friends with the beast. Having only cycled since my accident in 2012, just light therapy and range of motion upper body, I felt three months plus seemed like a good number for muscle recruitment....