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  • Hillary’s speech attacking the alt-right will only raise their profile

    08/24/2016 7:20:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 24, 2016 | John Sexton
    There’s no such thing as bad publicity. Yesterday the Hill reported that Hillary Clinton would be giving a big speech Thursday aimed at the so-called alt-right: Clinton’s campaign announced Tuesday morning that her Reno, Nev., speech would focus on Trump and his aides’ “embrace of the disturbing ‘alt-right’ political philosophy.” “This ‘alt-right’ brand is embracing extremism and presenting a divisive and dystopian view of America which should concern all Americans, regardless of party,” her campaign said. I don’t know what Hillary will be saying tomorrow but one thing I’m pretty certain of is that attacking the alt-right isn’t going to...
  • Ray Mabus’ Social Experiment Navy is Steaming Ahead to Disaster

    08/24/2016 5:37:36 PM PDT · by pboyington · 27 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 24, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, is a left wing, cultural Marxist, whose social experiment policies are turning the US Navy into a feckless fiasco on the high seas. Mabus is responsible for pushing women into the Navy SEALs, Marine infantry, a new Orwellian gender neutral lexicon, Marine Corps Unconscious Bias Training, while also completely ignoring the Corps’ $36 million dollar study that showed why women can’t meet the rough standards of the combat arms and special operations. Mabus’s latest social experiment laboratory creation is the selection of Admiral Michelle Howard as Commander of US Naval Forces Europe. Howard was...
  • PENCE INTERVIEW ON ORIELLY

    08/24/2016 5:04:56 PM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 2 replies
    What's that overflowing behind him?
  • Reporter covering Milwaukee riots was attacked because he wasn’t black

    08/24/2016 4:00:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 24, 2016 | John Sexton
    A Chinese-American intern working for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has written a first-person account of his attempt to cover the aftermath of the Sylville Smith shooting. Aaron Mak says he was attacked by a group of people who chased and beat him because he wasn’t black. He was then rescued by other people in the crowd who pointed out that he was Chinese, not white. From Politico Magazine: It had all started earlier that day, around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, when Milwaukee police officers pulled over two black men in the city’s predominantly African-American Sherman Park neighborhood. The...
  • Mexican diplomat urges U.S. to renew assault weapon ban

    08/24/2016 3:39:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Chris Eger
    While speaking at a UN meeting in Switzerland, Mexico’s Foreign Minister said it was as easy to buy a gun in the U.S. as it is to purchase a “liter of milk or a box cereal.” Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu made the remarks to the Second Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty of the United Nations in Geneva on Monday. She advocated for greater controls by each government on the transfer of arms as well as increased accountability. In her speech, she held that Mexico is a peaceful nation committed to an effective, realistic and sensible...
  • Climate change is thawing deadly diseases. Maybe now we'll address it?

    08/24/2016 2:07:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Mona Sarfaty
    Earlier this month, an outbreak of anthrax in northern Russia caused the death of a 12-year-old boy and his grandmother and put 90 people in the hospital. These deadly spores – which had not been seen in the Arctic since 1941 – also spread to 2,300 caribou. Russian troops trained in biological warfare were dispatched to the Yamalo-Nenets region to evacuate hundreds of the indigenous, nomadic people and quarantine the disease. Americans are likely to associate anthrax with the mysterious white powder that was mailed to news media and US Senate offices in the weeks following 11 September 2001....
  • Jorge Ramos to Donald Trump: It Is Too Late For You To Flip-Flop On Immigration

    08/24/2016 1:55:58 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 32 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 8-24-2016 | Tim Hains
    The famously anti-Trump TV host Jorge Ramos comments on the Republican candidate's 'pivot.' "If he wants to flip-flop on immigration, I think it is already too late," Ramos said Tuesday. "The fact is, Trump still wants to deport millions of people," the 'Fusion' host said. "He has insulted Mexican immigrnts and he has questioned a judge's capacity based on his ethnic origin." "73% of Latinos, according to a Univision poll, think he is a racist," Ramos added. "No, Trump hasn't changed. And to prove that, take a look at [the campaign's first TV ad]." (snip) ".... Some people defend Trump,...
  • Ontario Should Look to Michigan

    08/24/2016 1:25:02 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/24/2016 | Michael LaFaive
    Acres of shiny new Chevrolet Camaros temporarily parked outside a Lansing auto plant: temporarily because they’re being snapped up by customers almost as fast as the state-of-the-art facility can ship them out. The image may sum up the evidence assembled in a new study from the respected Fraser Institute in Canada. Called “Ontario Versus Michigan: Lessons from the Wolverine State,” the report examines how the neighboring state and province have done economically before and after the dramatic business climate changes enacted in Michigan beginning in 2011. A state economic resurgence has followed in the wake of the reforms, which included...
  • You Have My Permission to Speak … Unless

    08/24/2016 10:50:24 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/22/2016 | Jason Hayes
    I remember a time — not that long ago — when Americans had an undisputed right to support causes in which they believed. I also remember a time when elected officials — from both sides of the aisle — staunchly supported that right. That’s why I was saddened to see government officials, including members of Congress, acting as the enemies of free speech, singling out individuals and organizations that have the audacity to hold contrary views on energy use and climate policy. Those who believe the so-called consensus view on climate and the environment are safe to express their concerns...
  • Car Jacking - Where are you packing your heat?

    08/24/2016 9:19:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 57 replies
    American Shooting Journal ^ | 8/24/2016 | J Hines
    On the hip, in a case, or on the seat next to the driver, where are you packing for easy access? Car jacking happens almost everywhere and one of the question that comes up is where are you packing your firearm for easy access. Here’s some noise taking place on 1911 Forum on the subject. boatdoc: many of my friends are appendix carrying for access while driving seems to me that an extra gun could be placed in an ankle holster( a revolver maybe?) for your protection. A purse or briefcase might give the perps a gun they did not...
  • Is traditional polling going the way of the corner bowling alley?

    08/24/2016 9:03:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/24/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Many of us can remember when small towns and even big city neighborhoods almost always included a bowling alley, a dry cleaner, a drive-in movie and more recently a travel agency. Finding these establishments today is a tall order. The latest evidence regarding traditional political “horse race” polls suggests that this phenomenon might be degrading them as well. Last October, in a burst of honesty, the Gallup Company-which is granddaddy of polling firms-decided it had had enough. It could no longer overcome the duel barriers of widespread cell phone use and resistance to answering pollsters’ questions. Consequently, Gallup announced it...
  • State Board of Education Not Immune To School Funding Myths

    08/24/2016 8:20:15 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/23/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Perhaps the most persistent myth about public school funding in Michigan is that low-income communities have low-revenue school districts. According to a report in The Detroit News, even elected members of the State Board of Education sometimes repeat the myth. Board member Kathleen Straus was quoted in the school funding story as saying, “The wealthy get better education, have more funding, when it should be the opposite.” Except, data from the state Department of Education, over which the state board presides, refutes this claim. The neighboring Berrien County cities of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor are often cited by the...
  • Electing A New People

    08/24/2016 7:50:40 AM PDT · by OddLane
    American Rattlesnake ^ | August 24 2016 | Gerard Perry
    I took the image you see below in my old stomping grounds of Bay Ridge, which has earned the moniker Beirut in recent years, for obvious reasons. Aside from the Alpine Theater-which was in danger of being added to the adjacent mosque at one point-and Galaxy Comics, you would be hard-pressed to find a building along Bay Ridge or 5th Avenue whose awning was not covered in Arabic script. Judging by the number of hookah bars, halal restaurants and food carts, not to mention demure apparel shops for the fashion forward 7th century Muslima, a tourist would be forgiven for...
  • Snoop Dogg Thinks 'Game of Thrones' Actually Happened, is Based on History

    08/24/2016 7:40:56 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 56 replies
    Yahoo Music ^ | 5/11/15 | Yahoo Music
    HBO's hit series Game of Thrones might contain some real-life lessons about family, but at the end of the day it’s still a fantasy show – for most of us. However, the show apparently is startlingly realistic for at least one artist out there. Namely, rapper Snoop Dogg, who seems to believe that the dragon-infested world of GoT is real ... or at least was real. When a reporter for the New York Post asked him about being a fan of the series, Snoop replied: “I watch it for historic reasons, to try to understand what this world was based...
  • GOP must follow Trump’s lead on climate change

    08/24/2016 7:26:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/16 | Tom Harris
    It is immoral to destroy millions of jobs and harm America's poor, minority, and working class families with soaring energy prices because of a questionable theory about future climate According to a new survey led by researchers at the University of Michigan, more Americans than ever, about one in five, say they are not sure whether climate change is occurring. Paradoxically, the survey also shows that those who are convinced that there is no solid evidence of global warming is at its lowest level (15%) in the nine-year history of the poll. Most interesting however, is the fact that the...
  • The continuing and non-existent collapse of Donald Trump

    08/24/2016 7:24:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/16 | Dr. Steve Allen
    "Don't get cocky." That's the problem with lying to your opponents: Sometimes, you fall for your own lie [Continuing our series on deception and misdirection in politics and public policy.] Donald Trump’s continuing decline in the polls is a clear indicator that the GOP is facing disaster—that Trump will lose cataclysmically in November, perhaps becoming the first candidate to win a negative number of electoral votes, and that every other Republican on the ballot, from governors to U.S. Senators to Zika mosquito squashers, will perish in a landslide comparable to the Ruatoria debris avalanche off North Island, New Zealand, circa...
  • The End of the Wicked Witch of the Left?

    08/24/2016 7:22:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 45 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/16 | Chip McLean
    Could the death of the Hillary Clinton campaign be looming? Even the left-wing MSM seems to be sensing that events could be moving to a cataclysmic end for Hillary’s presidential aspirations. Every day (sometimes hourly), there are new revelations about missing, deleted emails that are being recovered; more and more evidence that points to Hillary’s deteriorating health; previous scandals that have gained new traction; more to come from WikiLeaks…but the thing that is truly proving to be the albatross hanging around Hillary’s neck is the Clinton Foundation scandal.
  • What everyone’s getting wrong about Trump’s immigration position

    08/24/2016 7:20:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Including, in all likelihood, some of his supporters One of the ways you can detect bias in reporting is with the use of a word like “hardline,” which sounds stubborn and inflexible, for a position that simply means business. When someone is said to be taking a “hardline” position, people are constantly after them to “soften” said position, which sounds so much nicer and more reasonable. So we keep hearing that Donald Trump is taking a “hardline” position on immigration, that being the determination to deport all 11 million (or 12 million, or whatever it is) illegal immigrations who are...
  • Media spin can’t hide Hillary’s Health, but Google Can ‘Disappear’ It

    08/24/2016 7:17:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/16 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, the NYT and Google have run into a brick wall, the one that proves “a picture’s worth a thousand words” There was only ever one surefire way for Barack Hussein Obama to steal a third term in office at the White House. Imposing martial law to suspend elections would be inconvenient, messy and outrageous to millions of patriots who awaited Obama’s departure for nearly eight long years. It would also be as transparent as a visibly hefty Michelle Obama ‘s credibility leading a Childhood Obesity initiative. Only the ruinous election of Hillary Clinton could guarantee Obama a third term...
  • Founder Of Current TV: The Polls Be Damned, Trump Is Going to Win

    08/24/2016 7:02:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 23, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Well, is this just playful trolling, or an omen not being taken seriously on the Left? Michael Rosenblum, the founder of the left-leaning Current TV, which was sold off to Al-Jazeera, had quite the declaration on The Huffington Post: Donald Trump is going to be elected president of the United States. Granted, he didn’t necessarily say polls be damned, though he might as well since Rosenblum said that this race was lost eons ago when Swamp People, Pawn Stars, and the endless World War II programming came on the History Channel. He says the same for the programming on The...
  • DC Residents Challenge Ban on Stun Guns

    08/24/2016 6:14:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image of Crystal Wright from conservativeblackchick.com On August 2nd, 2016, another case was filed to regain Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia.  This case is likely to succeed, and it may set some interesting precedents.  It is a case that sues to eliminate the unconstitutional ban on stun guns and Tasers in the District. From cnsnews.com: The plaintiffs in this case—Crystal Wright, Brendan Turner, and Traci Dean—have indicated that they have a legitimate need to defend themselves, but each has stated a desire to use a Taser or stun gun against an assailant rather than a gun,...
  • August Hate mail and comments from liberals

    08/24/2016 5:40:55 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 36 replies
    AND NOW: LIBERAL HATE MAIL! Here are some of the Email and comments on youtube and my blog I got for this month. Eric131313 : CAPITALIST PIG! F***K YOU AND DONALD TRUMP! AND UR GREEDY SYSTEM!! Kay B writes: I guess your butt hurt still losing the debate about Sarah Palin and communism with sammy Jeans. Racist nut. Vampiressondaprowlq sez: Oh go away! Stay off my channel you fascist libertarian nut! Who's funding your blog! TELL ME! I'll FIND OUT!! TELL ME WHO YOUR RIGHT WING BACKER ARE AND WHO IS PAYING YOU TO LIE FASCIST RIGHT WING HYPOCRITE!! Wez...
  • All The Would-be-President’s Men and Women

    08/24/2016 5:28:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-24-2016 | MOTUS
    How proud must we be as a nation to be this close to electing a woman to the highest office in the land? And how ironic that the woman-who-be-king represents the antithesis of everything these United States stands for - starting with truth and justice and continuing through individual responsibility, limited government and the use public office for personal gain? And as a bonus this world-class harridan corruptocrat has dragged the entire media into the deep muck to wallow as they pretend to see nothing butt gold in them ‘thar Hillz!Well done Hillary Clinton! Well done! Just a few more...
  • State 'Post and Hold' Rules Economically Unsound

    08/24/2016 5:04:46 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/20/2016 | Michael LaFaive
    The Mackinac Center’s mission is premised on the notion that free markets and free people make for a more prosperous and flourishing society. So it’s no surprise that we find Michigan’s alcohol control regime problematic, because it is designed to unjustly enrich a few beer and wine wholesalers at the expense of consumers everywhere. Indeed, parts of the state liquor code read as if it were written specifically for the benefit of wholesaler business interests. Along with laws laid down by the Legislature, rules from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission protect insiders, resulting in crony capitalism at its worst. This...
  • Yeager Destroys an ME 262

    08/24/2016 2:39:24 AM PDT · by Enchante · 33 replies
    ChuckYeager.com ^ | November 6, 1944 | Chuck Yeager
    Encounter Report from November 6, 1944 Cool historical document Chuck Yeager shoots down an ME-262 and damages 2 more.
  • Fearing Government

    08/24/2016 1:31:32 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 24th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The spark for this squib is fear, a fear of not just where our once republic is going, but where it is. A government designed to “establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, (and) promote the general welfare,” not only doesn’t work toward these ends, it promotes policies that operate in direct opposition to them. The high criminals of the Obama administration will never be subject to the justice they deserve. Occupy Wallstreet, Black Lives Matter, and DNC supported riots at Trump rallies foment discord rather than ensure domestic tranquility. Common Defense? Purposely importing koranimals undermines the...
  • Clinton Dodges the Health Question on Kimmel

    Watch the first minute of this clip to see Hillary Clinton use the “liar’s dodge” to avoid Jimmy Kimmel’s direct question “Are you in good health?” When you ask an honest, healthy person if they are in good health, they say, “Yes.” They might also ask why you are inquiring. They might add some details. But they usually answer the question. Clinton never answered the question about her health. All she did was mock the Trump supporters who keep bringing it up. Clinton intentionally avoided the question while skillfully making you think she addressed it. This is similar to Donald...
  • At Haymarket Park: Trump by a bobblehead

    08/23/2016 10:18:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Lincoln Journal Star ^ | August 23, 2016 | Lindsay Esparrago
    It was the battle of the bobbleheads. Five hundred plastic, blue-pantsuit-wearing Hillary Clintons stood on tables across from 500 “Make America Great Again” red hat-wearing Donald Trumps -- a stare down, but with plastered smiles on their bobblehead faces. Tuesday night marked the third Bobble Election at Haymarket Park, held in honor of the upcoming presidential election. Saltdogs’ fans cast their votes by choosing a free bobblehead before settling down for a game. Whichever of the 500 bobbleheads ran out first was the winner. Charlie Meyer, president and general manager of the Lincoln Saltdogs, said the poll wasn’t about politically...
  • Petition Wants CNN's Kohn to Travel to Sharia Compliant Countries

    08/23/2016 8:42:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 22, 2016 | Nick Kangadis
    When it comes to common sense, it might be safe to say that CNN political commentator Sally Kohn missed a memo or two. Now some people are gathering signatures for a petition telling Kohn to put her life where her agenda is. There's a Change.org petition encouraging Kohn to travel to a place that enforces Sharia law. This petition came after Kohn tweeted at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying progressive Muslims believe in Sharia:
  • Trump, Grassley win Iowa State Fair straw poll

    08/23/2016 8:39:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Iowa State Daily ^ | August 23, 2016 | Alex Connor
    Iowa State fairgoers were provided the opportunity throughout the week to participate in Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate's State Fair Straw Poll. Their findings? Republican nominee Donald Trump was the preferred presidential candidate in the national election, leading Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton by 11 percent at 48 percent. U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, who is up for re-election come this November, also was the preferred candidate among fairgoers, leading in polls by 21 percent at 58 percent. Both Clinton and Democrat Patty Judge were trailing at 37 percent. The poll was conducted at the Secretary of State's booth inside the...
  • German Politician Supports Arming Citizens to Defend Against Wave of Muslim Refugees!

    08/23/2016 8:04:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Tim Brown
    The leader of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has had enough of her country being under attack by Muslim migrants that have been allowed to invade her country by Angela Merkel’s insane policies. Following violent attacks, some specifically sexual in nature, Frauke Petry backed the arming of the German people against the Muslims. Yahoo News reports:
  • Former Gitmo Detainee Arrested as Top ISIS Recruiter

    08/23/2016 7:56:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 23, 2016 | Nick Kangadis
    Whether or not President Obama wants to publicly admit that he is harming the security of the United States, the proof is in the pudding. Fox News reported last Saturday that a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner released by Obama was arrested recently after being identified as a top recruiter for ISIS. According to Fox News:
  • M6.2 - 10km SE of Norcia, Italy

    08/23/2016 7:16:42 PM PDT · by amorphous · 37 replies
    USGS ^ | 23 August 2016 | NA
    Shallow - may have caused considerable damage. Map
  • (Vanity) You Are Old, Mrs. Clinton

    08/23/2016 5:32:47 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 37 replies
    The velveted paws of the Typing Tabby ^ | 08-23-2016 | grey_whiskers
    "You are old, Mrs. Clinton," the young voter said, "And have to pretend to be strong; And yet you incessantly sit on a stool -- Do you think, you'll keep up, the act long?" "In my youth," Mrs. Clinton replied to the pup, "I was always afraid of a fall; But, it's more than a stool, for the Press holds me up, (and my Poll numbers, too!) through it all." “'You are old,' ” said the youth, “as that old poem went, "And have grown most uncommonly fat; Yet you still wear those pants suits that look like a tent...
  • Editorial in NY Post 19 Years Ago Written By Yours Truly

    08/23/2016 5:24:57 PM PDT · by dp0622 · 40 replies
    This will be my first and LAST vanity. I love this board and am so grateful to Jim for having created it. Although I do enjoy the conversations very much, i am here because I am a conservative, at least what conservative is supposed to mean, I think. I wrote the following 19 years ago. What’s scary is that most of it is still relevant today. I was ecstatic as i sat on the train and found that the NY Post had posted my editorial comment. I even yelled it out, which received strange glances!! I’d like to share it...
  • Clinton asks Romney’s allies for cash to stop Trump

    08/23/2016 3:24:51 PM PDT · by Innovative · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Gabriel Debenedetti |
    Subtitle: Republicans urged to join ‘Together for America Finance Council’ to defeat the GOP nominee. Hillary Clinton’s team is on the market for more millionaires. This time, Mitt Romney’s millionaires. After successfully encouraging disaffected, high-profile Republicans to publicly disavow their party’s nominee, Clinton’s campaign in the last two weeks has launched a coordinated effort to convince conservatives to give money to the only woman standing in Donald Trump’s way, and to get their friends to do the same.
  • LA TIMES IGNORES OWN POLL SHOWING SURGE FOR TRUMP AMONG BLACK VOTERS AFTER MILWAUKEE SPEECH

    08/23/2016 3:12:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Empire State News ^ | August 23, 2016 | Robert Ramano
    Even if you did not miss the news last week, you might have missed the fact that Donald Trump had a spectacular week on the campaign trail, touched off by a couple of major policy speeches and then a visit to flood-plagued Louisiana that for all intents and purposes has reset the campaign and even now show Trump ahead in one prominent national poll. Trump got a major bounce out of those speeches, particularly his Aug. 16 speech in response to the Milwaukee riots on law and order in West Bend, Wis. In that speech Trump unveiled a major appeal...
  • Confirmed: Army Training Slide Calling Hillary an Insider Threat Is Real

    08/23/2016 3:05:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 23, 2016 | Debra Heine
    An Army spokesman has confirmed that a training slide that lists Hillary Clinton as an "insider threat" is real. The slide -- which shows Hillary Clinton pictured along with the Fort Hood and Navy Yard shooters -- became an internet sensation after it was posted on the U.S. Army W.T.F! Moments Facebook page on Sunday. Via the Washington Examiner: The other photos show retired Gen. David Petraeus, who gave classified information to his biographer and mistress; Nidal Hasan, who carried out the Fort Hood shooting; Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor who exposed classified information before seeking asylum in Russia;...
  • Breadline aficionado Bernie Sanders in mourning as Venezuela bans breadlines

    08/23/2016 2:58:15 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/23/16 | Robert Laurie
    It's a sad day for socialists everywhere You may recall that the Bernie Sanders - the wealthy, multi-homed, socialist that he is - has a “thing” for breadlines. As he famously said: “It’s funny; sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is, that people are lining up for food. That is a good thing. In other countries, people don’t line up for food: the rich get the food and the poor starve to death.” Bernie’s also had a lifelong affinity for the glorious socialist uprisings throughout South America and in Cuba. You and I might laugh at this,...
  • Court’s smackdown of Obama is about more than just transgender policies

    08/23/2016 2:55:59 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/23/16 | Dan Calabrese
    It's about the abuse of the tax code to undermine federalism and the constitutional separation of powers You probably saw yesterday - and maybe you celebrated - the news that a federal judge has ordered a nationwide halt to the Obama policy of requiring states, cities and school districts to accommodate “transgender” bathroom usage or face the loss of federal funds. It’s certainly good news that the transgender nonsense has suffered a defeat. But if you think that’s all this is about, you’re missing a much larger point. Obama and the Democrats don’t even really care all that much about...
  • U.S. Gasoline Prices Surprisingly Rise In Late-Summer Week

    08/23/2016 2:25:04 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 7 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 23-08-2016 | Paraskova
    In one of the rare recent increases for a late-summer week, U.S. retail gasoline prices unexpectedly rose in the week to August 22, by US$0.044 to US$ 2.193 per gallon, according to data by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Gasoline prices have dropped during this particular week in eight of the past ten years, and last week saw the biggest increase for this week since a US$0.062 rise in 2005. In the previous two August weeks, U.S. average gasoline prices had stood at US$2.150 in the week to August 8 and at US$2.149 in the week to August 15....
  • Clinton Lawyer Vince Foster's Death, Revisited

    08/23/2016 2:19:22 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 28 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 1998- | Alamo Girl
    Thanks to Free Republic's [Freeper] Alamo Girl for outstanding work compiling this. It reads like a murder-mystery crime novel. These are the facts she posted, you read, you decide: Vince Foster 9/7/00 Freeper Rayelan “……This article appeared in the August issue of The Media Bypass magazine and is reposted here with the permission of James R. Norman. Subscriptions of Media Bypass can be obtained by calling 1-800-4-BYPASS …….. Two weeks before his death on July 20, 1993, White House Deputy Counsel Vincent W. Foster went into a deep funk. The official cause of death, given by former Independent Counsel Robert...
  • Where has all the sea glass gone?

    08/23/2016 1:59:07 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 44 replies
    theforecaster.net ^ | August 22, 2016 | Edgar Allen Beem
    The beach is constantly changing. The beach remains the same. It is a dynamic constant in our lives, a strand of sand to which we return year after year. This year, the first thing we noticed were all the rocks, a vein of smooth beach stones the size of belt buckles lying between the hard-packed sand of the intertidal zone and the hot, dry sand of the upper beach. Were these stones deposited upon the beach by a storm or perhaps exposed by same? They weren’t here last summer, at least not so exposed and so concentrated. The stone strip...
  • Liberals enraged over latest news of officers in Freddie Gray case

    08/23/2016 1:35:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 23, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The long and winding saga of Freddie Gray has mostly drawn to a close, but that doesn’t mean that the topic has dried up in Social Justice Warrior circles. At the home of all things liberal – Vox – there is a fresh round of outrage regarding the officers involved in the incident. This one sub-header seems to capture the mood perfectly: “It’s even clearer now than after Freddie Gray’s death: The Baltimore Police Department is a disaster” So what is it that has everyone up in arms this time? As the Baltimore Sun reports, the officers who were found...
  • Prof's Report Blaming Flint Decline on 'Structural Racism' Used Bad Data

    08/23/2016 12:21:26 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/21/2016 | Tom Gantert
    A Wayne State University professor who blamed the Flint water crisis on “structural racism” and a decline in state revenue sharing based his assertions in part on an incorrect estimate from an outdated revenue projection. Audited financial reports from the state of Michigan and city of Flint showing actual revenue collections contradict the professor’s source. Law professor Peter Hammer released a report claiming that state revenue sharing payments to Flint declined from $20 million in 2006 to $7.9 million in 2012. But both city and state financial statements indicate this statement was inaccurate and that Hammer’s overall report understated Flint’s...
  • Carville: People Are Going To Die Without Clinton Foundation

    08/23/2016 12:10:39 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 77 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 8-22-2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Veteran Democratic operative James Carville fights back against Donald Trump's call to close down the Clinton Foundation. Carville defended the Clintons and told CNN they "never took a nickel out of the foundation." Carville said opponents will "probably be successful" in shutting down the foundation but people will die because of it. "First of all, the Clintons never took a nickel out of the foundation," Carville said Monday night on CNN. "In fact, they gave a million dollars. So let's stop... the second thing is I'm sorry, but the foundation negotiated prices to lower malaria [drugs] to cents. I don't...
  • More #BlackLivesMatter lunacy

    08/23/2016 11:56:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/23/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Plenty of Democrats favor giving black Americans reparations because of slavery, which ended a century and a half ago It never ends with these people. Everything everywhere every time is always about race. New York Black Lives Matter agitator Arielle Newton, a racist as all BLM leaders are, whined in an op-ed that “this presidential election is best characterized as a tyrannical pageant of white fear.” Whatever that means.
  • Statement Calling for Constitutional Resistance to Obergefell v. Hodges 

    08/23/2016 10:48:15 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    We are scholars and informed citizens deeply concerned by the edict of the Supreme Court of the United States in Obergefell v. Hodges wherein the Court decreed, by the narrowest of margins, that every state in the country must redefine marriage to include same-sex relationships.   The Court’s majority opinion eschewed reliance on the text, logic, structure, or original understanding of the Constitution, as well as the Court’s own interpretative doctrines and precedents, and supplied no compelling reasoning to show why it is unjustified for the laws of the states to sustain marriage as it has been understood for millennia as the...
  • Hillary is in Los Angeles this weekend! Where is Medical help available?

    08/23/2016 10:30:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Me ^ | 8/23/16 | Nachum
    Hillary is in Los Angeles this weekend and well... her health is not as good as it could be.  So, as a public service, we need to let her personnel know where she can can get medical helo in a hurry! On the west side, the larges hospital where ALL her friends probably would go is Cedars Sinai.; 8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA‎ (800) 233-2771‎ If she finds herself  close to the more eastern side of town, it would be USC ;  1200 North State Street, Los Angeles (323) 409-1000.  or, if she finds herself even more westerly, there is UCLA;...
  • Honest Education Discussion Requires Counting All the Dollars

    08/23/2016 10:21:05 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/23/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    Though the evidence for Michigan spending its way to educational success continues to disappoint, its champions have turned to misdirection and misinformation to keep pressing their cause forward. The release of the $400,000 Michigan Education Finance Study (better known as the adequacy study) was far more of an early summer flop than a box office hit. As Detroit Free Press editorial page editor Stephen Henderson laments, the study “landed with the force of a feather on desks in Lansing.” His call for the adequacy study to start “a bigger conversation” about school funding was echoed a few days later in...