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  • Planned Parenthood Is Our Auschwitz

    07/29/2015 1:51:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    redstate.com ^ | July 29th, 2015 | Owen Strachan (Diary)
    The third undercover video exposing Planned Parenthood from the Center for Medical Progress is out. By now, the takeaway from this media is clear: this is our Auschwitz. Some might recoil at this statement. Wait a minute, they’re thinking, cool your jets. Auschwitz was a concentration camp. That’s not Planned Parenthood. In the simplest terms, no, Planned Parenthood is not a concentration camp. It is not performing ethnic cleansing (anymore). It performs certain medical services that are of value to women. But for decades, the real “value added” function of the organization has been this: it has provided a safe...
  • MI: Disabled Vet Apprehends Criminal; Cited for Shots in Air (video)

    07/29/2015 8:05:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the limits to the legal use of deadly force was illustrated by a recent incident in Detroit, Michigan.  A disabled veteran caught a robbery suspect, and attempted to hold him for police.  After about five minutes, the suspect ran away.  The vet shot in the air in an attempt to stop the suspect, but it did not work.  From clickondetroit.com(with video): "The criminal hit me with something in the back of my head," the veteran said. He did not want to be named in this story. The robber was trying to steal the man's gold chain. He...
  • Planned Parenthood attacks

    07/29/2015 7:29:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    redstate.com ^ | July 29th, 2015 | streiff (Diary)
    “Deny everything. Admit nothing. Blame others. Make counter-accusations.” That, in a nutshell, is the Planned Parenthood strategy for surviving the revelations that far from being a non-profit they are a rapacious and conscienceless entity that would have shamed the Burkers of Regency London. Now that a politically connected — by ‘politically connected’ I mean Democrat –crisis communications firms is on board we are seeing an all out assault being waged by Planned Parenthood on the people who produced the video. As my colleague Joe Cunningham reported yesterday, Planned Parenthood has sent a memo to editors warning them to ignore the...
  • Warren Buffett And Elon Musk To Spark A Lithium Boom

    07/28/2015 6:46:18 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 19 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 28-07-2015 | Dave
    The age of electrification across the transportation sector, the solar panel revolution, and Tesla’s battery gigafactory are igniting a battle for the cheapest battery. That will transform lithium into a boom-time mineral and the hottest commodity on the energy investor’s radar. It has been easy to take lithium for granted. This wonder mineral is the backbone of our everyday lives, popping up in everything from the glass in our windows to our mountains of electronics. And while investors have long appreciated the steady rise in demand for this preferred mineral, the number of new applications continues to multiply. Smart phones,...
  • Houston Planned Parenthood target of pro-life sting under possible investigation!

    07/28/2015 1:37:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    saynsumthn.wordpress.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | saynsumthn
    From the Texas Tribune: Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston has participated in fetal tissue donation, partnering with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2010 for a study on causes of miscarriages. The Houston facility has also conducted clinical trials in the area as part of research on contraception, HIV testing and the human papillomavirus vaccine. Soon after the first undercover video was released, state leaders ordered investigations into Planned Parenthood. That investigation has included visits to the Houston clinic by representatives of the Department of State Health Services and the attorney general’s office, Planned Parenthood officials...
  • Planned Parenthood’s baby parts abortion victims shown to the world

    07/28/2015 12:09:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Normally when I report on a story as huge as Planned Parenthood’s baby parts harvesting, I leave my emotions out of it. Having just watch the third undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress, entitled, Human Capital – Episode 1: Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts, I am afraid that this time, I cannot set my emotions aside. The latest sting video is hard hitting and features Dr. Katherine Sheehan, Medical Director emerita of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest in San Diego. Kate (Katharine) Sheehan made $312,509 plus $4988 in other compensation from the abortion giant in...
  • Feminist Writers: Office Air Conditioning Is ‘Sexist,’ Part of ‘Overbearing Patriarchy’

    07/28/2015 7:20:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 07/27/2015 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Feminist writers across the Internet have unearthed the latest conspiracy against women: office air conditioning. The Washington Post published an “investigation” of the “sexism” of air conditioning. The author, Petula Dvorak, spoke to an array of women who felt as if their offices were too cold; meanwhile, the men did not feel uncomfortable. Therefore, Dvorak concluded, “That’s right, my friends. Air conditioning is another big, sexist plot.” …
  • Trump Cast as Perfect Ringleader of Corporate Media Circus (The left starts their attacks)

    07/27/2015 11:59:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Real News Network ^ | July 26, 2015
    Despite outspending the world in elections, U.S. voter turnout is historically low because of media's focus on the interest of the elite, says University of Illinois Professor Robert McChesney.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)TRANSCRIPT JESSICA DESVARIEUX, PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. I'm Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. Donald Trump, or the Donald as the media has dubbed him, is dominating headlines in broadcasts all over the country after his announcement that he's running for president. Even after he was widely condemned in headlines for his June remarks accusing almost all Mexican immigrants of being drug dealers and rapists, Trump is leading in the...
  • Millionaire Jason Buzi Wants To Create A New Country To House All The World's Refugees

    07/27/2015 4:56:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Huffington Post United Kingdom ^ | July 27, 2015 | Louise Ridley
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A US property tycoon has proposed what he calls a "radical solution" to the world's crisis of refugees who have nowhere to call home: simply create a new country for them to live in. Jason Buzi, a millionaire Israeli businessman living in San Francisco, believes that a new island could be created to house all of the world's millions of refugees. His 'Refugee Nation' project suggests creating a brand new country "which any refugee, from anywhere in the world, can call home" - perhaps by taking over an existing country without many people or building a new island in the...
  • Obama: If your business fails, we won’t bail you out (unless you’re a big democrat donor)

    07/27/2015 3:56:37 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-27-15 | DrJohn
      Barack Obama is a liar of biblical proportions. That's not new, but every now and then he spouts something that makes you want to scream "Are you effing kidding me?" And he's done it again. His Weekly Address yesterday was a beauty. He starts by patting himself on the back as usual: Hi, everybody. It’s been seven years since the worst financial crisis in generations spread from Wall Street to Main Street – a crisis that cost millions of Americans their jobs, their homes, their life savings. It was a crisis that cost all of us. It was a reminder that...
  • Trump tells Steve Rattner: 'You should have gone to prison'

    07/27/2015 2:30:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 27, 2015 | Ahiza Garcia
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump is now taking on one-time Obama "car czar" Steve Rattner.On Monday, Trump fired off a tweet telling Rattner: "I think you should have gone to prison for what you did, I guess Obama saved you." He ended the tweet telling Rattner to watch: "I will win!" It was unclear what activity Trump was referring to that should have landed Rattner in jail. Trump did not respond to CNNMoney's request for comment. In 2010, Rattner did pay $10 million in fines when he settled with the New York state attorney general for his alleged involvement in a...
  • Obama’s Nuclear Waste Blunders Could Cost Taxpayers Over $20 Billion

    07/27/2015 10:00:29 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 3 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 27-07-2015 | King
    President Obama says otherwise, but he seems to have a propensity for slapping the nuclear industry across the face. When the Obama administration came into power, one of its first actions was to end work on the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada. In so doing, it delivered a shuddering blow to the U.S. nuclear industry, trashing the project when it was nearly ready to open. The cost to taxpayers was about $15 billion. Now the administration is going through the motions to suspend another costly nuclear waste investment when it is about 67 percent com
  • Trump pro-amnesty? Walker stands firm against pro-amnesty ambush. Lots of changed ratings.

    07/27/2015 5:58:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | July 26, 2015 | Roy Beck
    Trump pro-amnesty? Walker stands firm against pro-amnesty ambush. Lots of changed Presidential immigration ratings. Donald Trump, Scott Walker and Rick Santorum revealed important things about themselves in high-pressure moments this past week, surrounded by the cameras and tape recorders of national media. Trump on national TV and on the Arizona border stumbled and let himself get boxed into saying he would offer amnesty to the illegal aliens who aren't the "bad ones." He seemed to be defensive and trying to prove that he isn't hostile to immigrants by also indicating he would like to see legal immigration increased. But Walker...
  • Justifying crime. Comments fit John Jay Ray's Monograph on Political Leftists

    07/27/2015 4:51:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    While doing some research on the Bouchard's store defense with an AR-15 clone, I came across a discussion on 4chan.org about the event.  The site is labelled as Politically Incorrect.  While most of the participants expressed various levels of approval of Mr. Murrar, who defended himself and his store, an anonymous poster typed this response: This man had no right to fire on these people. He turned a small time theft into murder. Why didn't he just run out the back door and let them do what they had to do? Fucking republicans. I hate this world so much....
  • Barbarians at the Gate WI: Owner Defends Store and Self with AR 15 clone (Video)

    07/26/2015 4:11:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On July 3rd, 2015, Ronnie Murrar grabbed a sport utility rifle when it counted.  It was a good choice.   Three robbers smashed through a concrete barrier and into the gates of his store with a stolen mini-van.  Ronnie accessed an AR 15 pattern rifle and fired at the invaders as they attempted to squeeze through the damaged gates.  At seconds 54-57, he fires about 7 shots. Link to video   Deishun L. Byrd-McWay has been charged in the incident.  He showed up at the hospital with three gunshot wounds.  Three hits in three seconds out of seven shots at...
  • 2nd Planned Parenthood parody vid released mocking Cecile Richard’s “tone”

    07/26/2015 10:32:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    saynsumthn.wordpress.com ^ | July 26, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Cecile Richards, who recently linked the racist history of baby parts harvesting Planned Parenthood to the NAACP and makes a six digit salary as CEO of the abortion giant, is being again mocked by a national feminist group. Recently, the group, Center for Medical Progress released two videos capturing TOP Planned Parenthood doctors admitting to harvesting the organs of unborn babies as late as 17-22 weeks for what some claim amounts to profit. Shortly after their release, the national feminist organization, New Wave Feminists uploaded a parody video comparing the ghoulish operation to Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. Planned Parenthood’s PR...
  • Experts address promises and problems of 3D printing large structures

    07/26/2015 4:31:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Vanderbilt University Research ^ | July 24, 2015 | David Salisbury
    Experts gather at Vanderbilt to discuss the future of 3D printing with concrete.Every month or so an article comes out reporting that some new object has been made using 3D printing: Everything from jewelry to prosthetic devices to electronic circuit boards to assault rifles to automobiles has now been created in this fashion. The prospect that this revolutionary manufacturing method will have a major impact on how we construct the various concrete structures that dominate the modern built environment brought almost three dozen experts to the Vanderbilt University campus July 16-17 to identify the areas of research required to realize...
  • Scientists have discovered a new state of matter, called 'Jahn-Teller metals'

    07/25/2015 6:00:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Science Alert ^ | May 12, 2015 | Bec Crew
    And it could be the key to understanding one of the biggest mysteries in physics today - high-temperature superconductors.An international team of scientists has announced the discovery of a new state of matter in a material that appears to be an insulator, superconductor, metal and magnet all rolled into one, saying that it could lead to the development of more effective high-temperature superconductors. Why is this so exciting? Well, if these properties are confirmed, this new state of matter will allow scientists to better understand why some materials have the potential to achieve superconductivity at a relativity high critical temperature...
  • Scientists have finally discovered massless particles, and they could revolutionise electronics

    07/25/2015 5:31:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Science Alert ^ | July 23, 2015 | Fiona MacDonald
    They can theoretically carry charge 1,000 times faster than ordinary electrons. After 85 years of searching, researchers have confirmed the existence of a massless particle called the Weyl fermion for the first time ever. With the unique ability to behave as both matter and anti-matter inside a crystal, this strange particle can create electrons that have no mass. The discovery is huge, not just because we finally have proof that these elusive particles exist, but because it paves the way for far more efficient electronics, and new types of quantum computing. "Weyl fermions could be used to solve the traffic...
  • Chinese company ‘builds’ 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours

    07/24/2015 5:05:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Inhabit ^ | July 22, 2015 | Lucy Wang
    (SLIDE-SHOW-AT-LINK)A pioneering 3D-printed house just popped up in Xian, China - and Chinese company ZhuoDa “built” the two-story villa in less than three hours. Made up of six 3D-printed modules, the house was assembled like LEGO bricks before a live audience who were then invited to explore the interior. The modular fireproof home can withstand a magnitude-9 earthquake and is made from a special construction material the company is keeping secret. The company completed approximately 90 percent of the construction in an off-site factory before shipping the modular pieces to the installation site. The company completed approximately 90 percent of...
  • Startegy Ad Idea Aimed at Obama and Statists of All Stripes

    07/24/2015 3:59:17 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 25 replies
    My idea is to take Obama's idiotic "You didn't build that" and slam it back in their faces. Have ads focusing on a specific business owner, showing their actual business growth/extension plans and ideas. Explaining the bottom line in more employees they will need, expected growth of their business, etc. Then end with the person saying some kind of statement: We had all this planned and ready to go, but Mr. President, we didn't build it, because of you and how your policies have negatively affected our business. A whole damn series of ads like this could be created, the...
  • I Was Becoming a Carly Fiorina Fan Until I Saw This

    07/24/2015 2:50:58 PM PDT · by IChing · 55 replies
    Misadventures in Diversity ^ | 7/24/15 | Donald Joy
    In Carly Fiorina’s interview with Katie Couric from May, Fiorina went on and on about how if you don’t have a room full of “diversity” when making an important decision, you will not get the decision right. For Fiorina, it’s all about hiring women (and of course anyone else who isn’t a straight white male), and she goes on at length insisting that women in top positions absolutely and necessarily equates to merit; guarantees merit — the same thing Hillary Clinton just said, by the way. I had been inclined very favorably toward Fiorina, especially because of her ability to...
  • This Is Why A Serious Decline In U.S Shale Plays Is Not Far Away

    07/24/2015 11:13:14 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 24-07-2015 | KingKurt
    The plunge in oil prices last year led many to say that a decline in U.S. oil production wouldn't be far behind. This was because almost all the growth in U.S. production in recent years had come from high-cost tight oil deposits which could not be profitable at these new lower oil prices. These wells were also known to have production declines that averaged 40 percent per year. Overall U.S. production, however, confounded the conventional logic and continued to rise--until early June when it stalled and then dropped slightly. Anyone who understood that U.S. drillers in shale plays had large...
  • Of Presidents and Presidencies, and Things Presidential

    07/24/2015 8:15:53 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 24, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    We worry about our presidential primary process. Some wonder why. Some believe that we worry too much, and it all fixes itself in time; why get so worked up? Be patient, they say, the primaries will handle it, and then comes the election, don’t worry so much. And if you’re not in an early primary state, you have no effect anyway, so you’re better off saving your energy and just watching TV or going to a game. So we’re told, especially by friends and acquaintances who just don’t think it all matters that much, and who wonder why we’re willing...
  • Selling fetal body parts-It’s Progressive

    07/24/2015 6:12:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/15 | Diane Weber Bederman
    The messenger needed shooting. Forget the message On July 22 Juan Williams, a progressive pundit on Fox (yes there are democrats on Fox) was appalled by the release of a video taken by The Centre For Medical Progress that revealed Dr. Mary Gatter, the medical director for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, talking about the selling of fetal baby parts. I was watching the conversation unfold. This occurred one week after another video had been released with Dr. Debora Nucatola Senior Director of all medical services for Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is selling fetal baby parts-which is against the law. When...
  • Obama Renews His Amnesty Tyranny

    07/24/2015 6:10:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/15 | Arnoild Ahlert
    And how the Congress is collaborating President Obama and other administration officials continue to push their thumb-in-the-eye approach to legal and illegal immigration with a series of unilateral moves that once again reveal their contempt for the American public and the rule of law—when they’re not busy engaging in outright extortion. The first insult comes courtesy of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This week they “clarified” the requirements necessary for becoming naturalized citizens. The clarification involved modifications to the Oath of Allegiance every would-be citizen must recite. The USCIS determined that two clauses contained in that Oath,...
  • Labor Reform Not a Death Knell for Legislators After All

    07/24/2015 6:07:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Mackinac Center ^ | July 23, 2015 | Vincent Vernuccio
    "There will be blood. There will be repercussions." Such is the common threat made against those who dare take on the union juggernaut. Michigan’s State Rep. Shenelle Jackson (D-Detroit) made the threat clear in 2012 during the passage of that state’s law on worker freedom. "What you're doing today will only serve to empower [Democrats]. We will win back this chamber, possibly take the Senate back and certainly win the governorship.” Unfortunately for Rep. Jackson and her allies, the exact opposite happened. Not a single state representative or senator who voted for right-to-work lost in the general election and the...
  • Reports of capitalism’s death have been greatly exaggerated

    07/24/2015 5:02:39 AM PDT · by P.O.E. · 12 replies
    Waging Non-Violence ^ | 7/22/15 | Kate Aronoff
    Late last week, economic journalist Paul Mason, whose Channel 4 blog has been one of the best English-language sources for making sense of the ongoing Greek crisis, published an excerpt from his forthcoming book in The Guardian. It announces that the end of capitalism has begun and that (spoiler) it doesn’t look how we thought it might. The 20th century old/new leftist dream of some crisis-sparked proletarian revolt, he argues, has been battered by neoliberalism and, now, is being replaced by a steady trickle of viable, largely technology-fuelled alternatives to the current economy. “Capitalism, it turns out, will not be...
  • Breakthrough for electric cars: Supercapacitors from miracle substance charges batteries in minutes

    07/23/2015 9:23:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    International Business Times ^ | May 25, 2015 | Peter Carty
    The problem of limited range has been an important factor curbing the wide-spread adoption of electric cars. But scientists in South Korea have developed a new technology which could solve the problem. The lithium-ion batteries used in most of the current generation of electric cars have limitations. They are expensive and store insufficient power for the needs of many drivers, requiring frequent top-ups. And when they have to be recharged the charging process is time consuming. The technological breakthrough could solve these problems. And in the process, Dr Lu Wu of the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in South...
  • Pro-lifers rib Planned Parenthood ( pun intended) over baby parts operation

    07/23/2015 9:02:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | 2015/07/22 | saynsumthn
    As the second video is released showing Planned Parenthood in a baby parts harvesting operation, the meme’s have flooding in. Tuesday the world heard Planned Parenthood doctor Mary Gatter say, “I want a Lamborghini” when haggling over the price of the aborted body parts with Center for Medical Progress undercover actors. Last week I posted some images after video of Planned Parenthood abortionist Deborah Nucatola was published showing her offering to “crush below” and “crush above” the baby in the womb to preserve the precise organ for their buyers. Tuesday’s image responses, ranged from more well known pro-life people like...
  • NYTimes Moves Cruz Behind Jimmy Carter on Bestseller List Despite Selling 58% More Books

    07/23/2015 5:54:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 23, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    The latest New York Times bestseller list has Ted Cruz's A Time for Truth at number 8. Just above him is former President Jimmy Carter's A Full Life, coming in at 7. The strange thing, however, is that Cruz sold almost 60 percent more copies of his book last week than Carter. According to Bookscan, which tracks the number of books sold, Cruz sold 8,814 last week. Carter sold only 5,147. The New York Times list does not indicate either author's books were purchased in bulk orders. Cruz was left off the list the first week his book came out...
  • Scott Walker: A Threat to Democracy

    07/23/2015 12:33:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 22, 2015 | Ellen Bravo, Director, Family Values @ Work
    Four years ago, I was among tens of thousands of Wisconsinites who made their way to Madison every weekend to march against Scott Walker and his attacks on public education and on unions. We were all ages, ethnicities, political persuasions, chanting: "This is what democracy looks like!" Homemade signs sprouted amidst the snowflakes. My favorite: "He's not a Packer, he's a Steeler." (The Packers had just triumphed over Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl.) Turns out what Scott Walker set out to steal was democracy itself. First came the attack on collective bargaining for public sector unions, done with a particularly...
  • Every Corporate Welfare Incentive Means New Jobs, Except for Most of Them

    07/22/2015 1:29:02 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/21/2015 | Jack Spencer
    In comments for a MIRS news story on companies that have received more than one round of subsidies and tax breaks from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, spokesman Michael Shore defended his agency: "Michigan competes with 49 other states and numerous countries for new job-creating investments. Every project that receives an incentive means new jobs for Michiganders," Shore said. "It is foolish to think a company that's gotten one incentive and been successful in creating jobs in Michigan should be barred from continuing its growth here. We want a company that is growing in Michigan to continue to invest, expand...
  • McDonalds breakfast menu may soon be available all day

    07/22/2015 12:15:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    United Press International ^ | July 21, 2015 | Germaine Benson
    OAK BROOK, Ill., July 22 (UPI) -- Late wakers and breakfast lovers may have something to celebrate: McDonalds is in talks to offer an all-day breakfast menu as soon as October. At approximately 10:30 a.m., most locations of the American fast-food chain switch over their menus so lunch and guests can no longer order hash browns and McGriddles past the cut off time. But according to documents obtained by the Wall Street Journal, the extension customers have been requesting all along may be granted. According to Business Insider, the company started testing out the all-day menu at a few locations...
  • Donald Trump – Reforming America’s 2016 Presidential Election Narrative

    07/22/2015 11:42:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/15 | Eddie Pedersen
    For the benefit of every American citizen, Presidential candidate Donald Trump is re shaping America’s 2016 political narrative. Suffering dastardly attacks as his reward. The average American political bystander asks why is Donald Trump being attacked with such vigor? The Democrat party and the left fears and attacks 2016 Presidential candidate Donald Trump because the left loses voters every time the general population sees and/or hears Trump speak the truth while displaying his love of American excellence; for instance, if Donald Trump puts truth to power and professes his support for the principles and practices of our founders. Or patriotic...
  • We Asked an Expert What Would Happen if Donald Trump Actually Became President

    07/21/2015 11:09:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    Vice ^ | July 22, 2015 | Mike Pearl, staff writer
    It's the morning of Friday, January 20, 2017, and it's Inauguration Day. Donald John Trump Sr. has his hand on a Bible, and America looks on, agape, as he swears to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States." How we got to this point isn't important. The question now is, what the [expletive] is about to happen? To come up with even the vaguest answer, we have to look back at history. Because as British TV science guy James Burke once said, "Why should we look to the past in order to prepare for the future? Because...
  • Florida gun store: We're a 'Muslim-free' zone after Chattanooga shootings

    07/21/2015 3:51:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WDBO-TV ^ | July 21, 2015 | Laurel Lee and Joe Ruble
    IVERNESS, Fla. — A Florida gun store owner has announced that Muslims are now banned from his gun shop. Andy Hallinan, owner of Florida Gun Supply in Inverness, says that, effective immediately, his store is a “Muslim-free zone.” In a controversial video posted online, he speaks of the history of the Confederate flag and goes on to say, “Our leaders are telling you Islam is a peaceful religion full of tolerance and love and hope. Don’t believe their lies.” Hallinan stated that last week’s deadly shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was the final straw for him....
  • Groups supporting Scott Walker have raised $26 million

    07/21/2015 5:05:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2015 | Jenna Johnson
    Two groups supporting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential run have raised more than $26 million, even though the Republican did not formally enter the race until last week. The haul puts Walker in fourth place in the GOP’s money race, behind Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. The Unintimidated PAC, which was started in April by two of Walker’s closest political advisers, has collected just over $20 million, The Washington Post has learned. The super PAC was named for Walker’s 2013 book that chronicled his highly visible fight with public-sector unions and is able to accept unlimited donations, although...
  • Donald Trump's Arrogance Is Outdated In Corporate America: Humility new hotness in the C-suite

    07/20/2015 9:58:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Huffington Post's Business Section ^ | July 20, 2015 | Emily Peck, Executive Editor, Business and Technology
    After spending decades as Wall Street darlings, arrogant business leaders are out of fashion. The new hotness for CEOs these days? Displaying humility, self-awareness and honesty. In this new world, a good leader doesn’t brag about his "TEN BILLION DOLLARS," as Donald Trump's campaign did last week. A good leader doesn’t rank his workers and fire the bottom 10 percent each year, as revered General Electric CEO Jack Welch did back in the day. The new CEOs project humility. They apologize when they screw up. They admit when they don’t know something, and they empathize with their workers and treat...
  • TX: Clerk fights back, disarms and Fatally Shoots Robber

    07/20/2015 7:55:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A liquor store clerk was attacked by a robbery suspect with a gun.  The victim fought back.  The fight ended up outside the store, where the clerk was able to get control of the gun and shoot the robber.  The suspect later died. This is the third robber who was shot and killed in Houston in the past few days.  Two others were shot and killed at a Super K by Diem Tu, as they pistol whipped his brother in law, Brian. Video report here ©2015 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included.Link...
  • Scott walker talks about his support for the Dapa lawsuit [illegal immigration]

    07/19/2015 2:48:52 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 19, 2015 | Scott Walker
    Very good impromptu exchange at a stop at a farm in Iowa. Gov. Walker is very firm with the family, inc their young son. First few seconds low sound but it quickly clears up. [5:00 video] Scott walker talks about his support for the Dapa lawsuit
  • What does Donald Trump believe?

    07/19/2015 12:55:46 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentNetwork · 27 replies
    Seedless Wry ^ | 7/19/2015 | Marc Gindin
    His plain-spoken, somewhat outlandish style aside, we look at Donald Trump on the issues and try to reconcile his past comments to his campaign positions today.
  • Meet two Americans whose money was stolen by the IRS

    07/19/2015 6:15:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/19/15 | Herman Cain
    The IRS’s Ill-Gotten Gains I’ve told my story before of my dealings with the IRS – how they decided to audit me after I publicly criticized President Bill Clinton on national television and forced me to spend significant money on lawyers and accountants just to prove I had done nothing wrong. This is their game and they like to play it. There is no federal agency with more leeway to harass Americans who have broken no law and failed to pay no taxes. So it’s hardly new that the IRS treats people badly, although the targeting of conservative organizations that...
  • In Houston Shooting of two Robbers, Reporter says to "give them what they want"

    07/19/2015 5:14:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A reporter covered the defensive shooting in Houston, where marksman, clerk, and brother of the owner, Dien Tu, shot and killed two of three armed robbers.  The robbers were attempting to rob the store and had pistol whipped his brother in law, Brian.   The reporter at khou.com gives this advice: Police advise clerks in this situation to give in to the demands of robber. It is not clear if this is actual advice from police in the area, or vaguely remembered propaganda by the reporter.  The store owner sees things a little differently, as reported in the next sentence:...
  • Obama again praises S. Korea for ‘paying teachers the way they pay doctors’

    07/19/2015 1:16:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | July 17, 2015 | Brian Han
    During U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech on Wednesday regarding a new government initiative to bring high speed internet access to low-income groups, the topic of South Korea’s education system came up. “In South Korea they pay their teachers the way they pay their doctors,” he said in front of an audience at Durant High School in Durant, Okla. “They consider education to be at the highest wrung of the professions.” The reason it came up at all had to do with South Korea’s widespread high speed internet access especially in the city’s capital of Seoul. Obama voiced a similar statement...
  • The Bankruptcy Of The Planet Accelerates – 24 Nations Are Currently Facing A Debt Crisis

    07/18/2015 6:20:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    There has been so much attention on Greece in recent weeks, but the truth is that Greece represents only a very tiny fraction of an unprecedented global debt bomb which threatens to explode at any moment. As you are about to see, there are 24 nations that are currently facing a full-blown debt crisis, and there are 14 more that are rapidly heading toward one. Right now, the debt to GDP ratio for the entire planet is up to an all-time record high of 286 percent, and globally there is approximately 200 TRILLION dollars of debt on the books. That...
  • Cops keep de Blasio in a bum-free bubble

    07/18/2015 3:24:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 18, 2015 | Kevin Fasick
    No wonder he doesn’t think there’s a problem. The police have been laboring to keep Mayor de Blasio in a bum-free bubble — clearing nuisance-causing vagrants from his view at Gracie Mansion and as he travels in the city. On Wednesday, two hours before de Blasio was due to walk through Washington Square Park, cops arrived en masse to clear out the quality-of-life-ruining bums who drink from paper bags, sprawl on benches and pee in public. “They had to clear all the homeless out before he got there,” for a Ramadan fast-breaking dinner at the NYU Islamic Center, said one...
  • A retail CEO worth $840 million lives in a Las Vegas trailer park

    07/18/2015 2:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / Business Insider ^ | July 18, 2015 | Ashley Lutz
    Tony Hsieh could buy a private island if he wanted to. The Zappos CEO has a reported net worth of $840 million. But Hsieh chooses to live in a Las Vegas trailer park he owns, according to a recent profile in The New York Times. The trailer park is "crammed with shiny silver Airstreams that are rented out to visiting computer coders," according to David Gelles at The Times. Hsieh lives in a trailer in the community he calls "Llamapolis" with his pet alpaca. The trailer park is part of Hsieh's $350 million investment into making Las Vegas a metropolitan...
  • Agenda 21 advocates replace farmers in droves

    07/18/2015 1:21:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/18/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Conservation Easements in Ohio and in Montana 17 Years Ago United Nations agencies working against the economic needs and wishes of U.S. citizens compiled a blueprint for achieving Sustainable Development called U.N. Agenda 21. This 40-chapter document (about 300 pages) addresses every facet of human life and how Sustainable Development should be implemented through local, state, and federal government. With its grant-making power (‘visioning grants’ and ‘challenge grants’) and conservation easements, the federal government promoted the Sustainable Development idea and policies to the state and local levels with the creation of an army of new community of Sustainable Development NGOs...
  • Will Possessing a Stolen Gun Result in a Prosecution?

    07/18/2015 1:20:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Darrail Smith On another article, I pointed out that mere possession of a stolen item is not enough to convict a person of receiving stolen property, at least in most states.    My understanding is that virtually all "possession of stolen property" crimes involve an element of "knowing" that the property was stolen.   Arizona has a "Trafficking in stolen property" statute: A. A person who recklessly traffics in the property of another that has been stolen is guilty of trafficking in stolen property in the second degree. B. A person who knowingly initiates, organizes, plans, finances, directs, manages or supervises...