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  • Cruz up 19.3% today!!!!

    02/20/2016 10:34:03 AM PST · by DannyTN · 131 replies
    HopeCrushedNews ^ | 2/20/16 | Buster Dream
    See Chart at link.
  • How many candidates does it take to change a light bulb?

    02/19/2016 10:33:33 AM PST · by DannyTN · 2 replies
    DannyTN | 2/14/2016 | DannyTN
    How many candidates does it take to change a light bulb? How many Donald Trumps? Only 1, but Donald doesn't change the bulbs himself. He hires people who hire people who hire people. And all the bulbs get changed in a timely manner or you're fired. How many Ted Cruzs? Only 1. But first he lies about whether the bulb is Canadian. Then he sends violation notices out about the burned out bulbs. Then he lies about whether Trump can get a light bulb changed. Then he changes the bulb. Then he lies about having changed the bulb. Marco Rubio?...
  • How many candidates does it take to change a light bulb?

    02/14/2016 8:46:04 AM PST · by DannyTN · 12 replies
    DannyTN | 2/14/2016 | DannyTN
    How many candidates does it take to change a light bulb? How many Donald Trumps? Only 1, but Donald doesn't change the bulbs himself. He hires people who hire people who hire people. And all the bulbs get changed in a timely manner or you're fired. How many Ted Cruzs? Only 1. But first he lies about whether the bulb is Canadian. Then he sends violation notices out about the burned out bulbs. Then he lies about whether Trump can get a light bulb changed. Then he changes the bulb. Then he lies about having changed the bulb. Marco Rubio?...
  • Iowa secretary of State scolds Cruz over controversial mailers

    01/30/2016 2:19:56 PM PST · by DannyTN · 81 replies ^ | January 30, 2016, 04:53 pm | Bradford Richardson
    The Iowa secretary of State on Saturday rebuked Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s controversial use of a mailer to encourage turnout at the Feb. 1 caucuses. “Today I was shown a piece of literature from the Cruz for President campaign that misrepresents the roll of my office, and worse, misrepresents Iowa election law,” Paul Pate said in a statement released by his office. ...
  • Trump's Boast: Blacks will like me better than Obama

    01/24/2016 1:25:19 PM PST · by DannyTN · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2016 | Howard Kurtz
    ... “Look, the African Americans love me because they know I am going to bring back jobs,” he told me at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. ... " The truth is Obama has done nothing for them.” ...
  • Cruz's Iowa Gut Punch

    01/20/2016 7:50:10 AM PST · by DannyTN · 25 replies ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Ted Cruz suffered a one-two gut punch Tuesday in Iowa, a state considered friendly territory for the Texas senator. First came the anti-endorsement from the state's popular and longest-serving governor, Republican Terry Branstad, who said, "It would be a big mistake" for Iowans to support Cruz. ... Then came the mother lode: an in-person endorsement of archrival Donald Trump from Ms. Rogue herself. ...
  • Morning Consult Poll: Trump 42%, Carson 12%, Cruz 10%

    01/14/2016 9:52:48 AM PST · by DannyTN · 47 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 1/14/2015 | Morning Consult
    New Poll: GOP Candidates Face Low Favorability Ratings Ahead of Debate WASHINGTON (January 14, 2015) — A new Morning Consult poll finds that Donald Trump continues to lead his Republican rivals by 30 percentage points ahead of tonight’s debate in South Carolina. The poll also reveals that all of the GOP contenders have a favorability rating of less than 50 percent, with Jeb Bush receiving the highest unfavorability marks at 54 percent.

    09/28/2015 9:20:30 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 77 replies
    Donald Trump Official Campaign Site ^ | 9/28/2015 | Donald Trump
    The Goals Of Donald J. Trumps Tax Plan Too few Americans are working, too many jobs have been shipped overseas, and too many middle class families cannot make ends meet. This tax plan directly meets these challenges with four simple goals: Tax relief for middle class Americans: In order to achieve the American dream, let people keep more money in their pockets and increase after-tax wages. Simplify the tax code to reduce the headaches Americans face in preparing their taxes and let everyone keep more of their money. Grow the American economy by discouraging corporate inversions, adding a huge number...
  • Trump Leads GOP Field, Fiorina Rises as Walker Fades (New Market Consult poll)

    08/17/2015 11:24:27 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 87 replies
    MorningConsult.Com ^ | 8/17/2015 | Reid Wilson
    ... A new Morning Consult survey of self-identified Republicans and Republican-leaning independents shows Trump maintaining his standing at 32 percent, far ahead of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who earns 12 percent of the vote. ...
  • Democrat lauds Trump for slamming China

    08/12/2015 10:29:41 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/12/15 10:13 AM EDT | Vicki Needham
    A Michigan Democrat is agreeing with Donald Trumps take on China and the U.S. economy. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) says the GOP presidential front-runner is spot on in slamming Chinas devaluation of its currency. Countries like China that cheat and don't play by the rules hurt good paying American jobs like the ones we have right here in Michigan in the auto industry, and it needs to stop, Dingell said in a statement. ...
  • Trump Still Leads in Iowa; Fiorina on Fire; Paul Tanking

    08/10/2015 3:27:12 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 13 replies ^ | 8/10/2015 |
    Raleigh, N.C. PPP's newest Iowa poll finds Donald Trump leading the Republican field in the state even after a weekend of controversy. He's at 19% to 12% for Ben Carson and Scott Walker, 11% for Jeb Bush, 10% for Carly Fiorina, 9% for Ted Cruz, and 6% for Mike Huckabee and Marco Rubio. ...

    08/10/2015 1:27:35 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 36 replies
    BrietBart ^ | Aug 10, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    He is truly Teflon Don. Republican frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump has jumped seven pointsa remarkable hike in the pollsafter the GOP debate in Cleveland, Ohio, last week and a subsequent spat with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. ... The share of Republican primary voters who say they view Trump favorably increased since the last tracking poll, to 62 percent from 57 percent, Wilson wrote. ...
  • Donald Trump had the best policy idea of anyone in last night's debate

    08/08/2015 9:15:31 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 17 replies
    Vox ^ | August 7, 2015, | Matthew Yglesias
    Donald Trump offered the single best, most original policy idea in the Republican Party debate Thursday night. He also demonstrated by far the greatest understanding of a complicated area of public policy. There, I said it. People have been avoiding noticing this out of a dual aversion to Trump's brand of demagogic anti-immigrant politics and an excessive sense that deference is owed to the real professional politicians up on the stage. But while I wouldn't rank Trump as one of the great health wonks of all time, his answer to a question challenging him to defend his past praise of...
  • Signs you might have Donald Derangement Syndrome...

    07/23/2015 4:29:46 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 23 replies
    DannyTN | 7/23/2015 | DannyTN
    Signs you might have Donald Derangement Syndrome... You thought Donald wouldn't file his financials. You still think Donald didn't file financials. (Severe) You think the financials he filed are materially inaccurate. You hope Trump is really bankrupt instead of mega-rich. You think aversion to a comb over is a reason to vote. You keep mentioning how much Ted Cruz has raised. You think Donald should apologize for stating the truth. You think Donald will apologize for stating the truth. You think Donald will drop out even though he is winning. You think Donald will run third party even though he...
  • Huckabee compares gay marriage to alcohol, profanity

    02/01/2015 11:08:02 AM PST · by DannyTN · 38 replies ^ | 2/1/2015 | PHILIP ELLIOTT - Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Sunday said gay marriage is akin to alcohol and profanity options he says are appealing to others but not to him. ... "Some people really like classical music and ballet and opera. It's not my cup of tea. I would like to think that there's room in America for people who have different points of views without screaming, shouting and wanting to shut their businesses down." ...
  • Making Innovation

    12/04/2014 11:57:16 AM PST · by DannyTN · 6 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | September 16, 2014 | Nanette Byrnes
    The hubs of advanced manufacturing will be the economic drivers of the future because innovation increasingly depends on production expertise. ... Second, the idea popularized in the 1990s and 2000s that innovation can happen in one place (say, Silicon Valley) while manufacturing happens in another (such as China) is not broadly sustainable. If all the manufacturing is happening in China, these networks are growing there, meaning eventually all the innovationor at least a lot of itwill be happening there too. ... Without manufacturing, we lose capabilities in the workforce, says Harvards Shih. It limits what you are able to do...
  • Nina Pham identified as Dallas nurse with Ebola

    10/13/2014 11:26:48 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 94 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/13/2014 | Jason Sickles, Yahoo
    DALLAS The Texas nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first person to die of the virus in the U.S. has been identified as 26-year-old Nina Pham. Health officials have not released the nurses name, but Yahoo News identified Pham through public records and a state nursing database. ... More info at link...
  • Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone lockdown declared 'success'

    09/22/2014 2:22:46 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 31 replies
    BBC News Africa ^ | 22 September 2014 | BBC News Africa
    A three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has been declared a success by authorities. They say more than a million households were surveyed and 130 new cases discovered. Sierra Leone is one of the countries worst affected by the outbreak, with nearly 600 of the almost 2,800 total deaths recorded so far. ... The World Health Organization (WHO) says the situations in Senegal and Nigeria have now been "pretty much contained". ...
  • Meet the new U.S. military force that Obama is deploying to fight Ebola

    09/21/2014 9:47:02 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 215 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 16 | Dan Lamothe
    ... If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people infected, with profound political and economic and security implications for all of us, Obama said. So this is an epidemic that is not just a threat to regional security... ... Broadly, however, the official said the Defense Department personnel involved are likely to include the following: Medical personnel ... Engineers to construct Ebola Treatment Units ... Transportation personnel to support an intermediate staging base ... Administrators in Monrovia to oversee it all ... ...
  • America is running out of jobs. It's time for a universal basic income.

    09/09/2014 11:43:55 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 192 replies
    The Week ^ | 09/09/2014 | Ryan Cooper
    The politics of a guaranteed income get a lot easier when you acknowledge that the U.S. is no longer the land of opportunity ... However, there are other trends that may be interacting with and exacerbating this original sin. Automation and globalization had already largely hollowed out America's manufacturing employment base; most jobs created during this "recovery" have been in crappy low-wage work. And when one takes automation to its obvious logical end, it's hard not to conclude that robots will soon be putting just about everyone out of a job. ... As someone with a nice, stimulating job, I...
  • 'I thought my e-cigarette was a miracle. Turns out, I was smoking the equivalent of 40-a-day'

    09/04/2014 12:28:39 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 108 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Aug 27, 2014 | Rachael Lloyd
    When Rachael Lloyd took up vaping, she thought she'd stumbled across a miracle alternative to smoking. Little did she know, her e-cigarette wasn't quite as guilt-free as she'd assumed - as the World Health Organisation is now starting to realise ... Two days later I scurried to my doctor for a second opinion. She asked exactly how much vapour I was consuming per hour. Up to forty inhalations an hour on a particularly stressful day, I admitted. According to her, I was inhaling the equivalent of 40 fags a day at least in terms of nicotine. There was no...
  • Ron Paul On Ebola: 'Governments Deceive Us'

    08/14/2014 12:26:42 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 32 replies
    Business insider ^ | AUG. 14, 2014, 8:34 AM | COLIN CAMPBELL
    ... Former Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-Texas) thinks the threat of the Ebola virus very well may be a government plan to "deceive" the public. "I do know that governments deceive us and sometimes they hype things. I don't think we are going to see in the next year a horrendous breakout of Ebola in this country," Paul said in a recent video on the topic, according to a press release sent out Thursday morning by his "Voices of Liberty" project. Paul, "a former physician," offered the chemical DDT as a "viable alternative for treatment," as the release...
  • NASA tested an impossible space engine and it somehow worked

    08/01/2014 12:08:29 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 95 replies
    The Verge ^ | August 1, 2014 | Carl Franzen
    If the tests of the Cannae Drive technology hold up, a trip to Mars could take weeks instead of months 7 inShare NASA has been testing new space travel technologies throughout its entire history, but the results of its latest experiment may be the most exciting yet if they hold up. Earlier this week at a conference in Cleveland, Ohio, scientists with NASA's Eagleworks Laboratories in Houston, Texas, presented a paper indicating they had achieved a small amount of thrust from a container that had no traditional fuels, only microwaves, bouncing around inside it. If the results can be...
  • 4 Ways Obama Can Reform Immigration By Himself

    07/01/2014 12:31:23 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 27 replies
    New Republic ^ | 06/30/2014 ? | Danny Vinik
    resident Barack Obama is done waiting. After a year spent hoping that Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans would pass immigration reformand following a conversation with Boehner confirming that the House would not act this yearObama on Monday set in motion the machinery for acting on his own. Specifically, he instructed Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Eric Holder to give him recommendations, by the end of the summer, for executive actions he can take on immigration reform. But what could those actions look like? Heres a quick rundown:
  • The Astronomer Who Wanted to Rearrange the Solar System, Using Nukes

    CalTech astronomer Fritz Zwicky was the first to conceive of dark matter, supernovas and neutron stars. He also had a theory about colonizing the solar system using nuclear bombs. We could terraform other planets, he argued, by pulverizing them and then moving them closer or further from the sun. ...

    05/12/2014 5:58:23 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 2 replies
    WND ^ | 5/11/2014 | GREG COROMBOS
    ... The good news, according to Goldberg, is that this isnt a hard threat to combat, but he said there are unnecessary hurdles blocking an effective response and putting lives in danger. We need to take the chains off companies that would otherwise develop antibiotics but arent because its too expensive or too complicated to do so, said Goldberg, who then elaborated on the federally imposed hurdles facing drug makers. ... So what needs to happen to relax federal restraints on drug makers? ...
  • Minimum Wage Approaches Likely Senate Rejection

    04/28/2014 12:49:06 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 23 replies
    abcnews ^ | 4/28/147 | ALAN FRAM Associated Press
    ... And now, a bill by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, boosting today's $7.25 hourly minimum in three steps until it hits $10.10 as soon as 2016. His minimum wage bill is widely expected to join that list Wednesday, when the Senate seems poised to vote on it. Though it should win backing from nearly all of the 53 Democrats and two Democratic-leaning independents, few if any Republicans are expected to join them, leaving them shy of the needed 60 votes. ...
  • Marijuana may cause heart problems in young adults

    04/24/2014 8:30:09 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 57 replies
    yahoo News ^ | 4/23/2014 | Kerry Sheridan | AFP
    Young adults who smoke marijuana may be at risk for serious or even fatal heart problems, according to a study by French researchers on Wednesday. The findings in the Journal of the American Heart Association raises new concerns about the safety of marijuana, just as many parts of the world are relaxing laws on its use and medicinal marijuana is gaining popularity for treating certain health conditions. ...
  • Woman Killed During 13-Minute 911 Call (Killer on Pot)

    04/17/2014 3:35:50 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 32 replies ^ | 4/17/14 | Matt Cantor, Newser Staff
    ... Kristine, 44, told a 911 operator that Richard, 47, was hallucinating, scaring their three kids, and asking to be killed; she said he may have consumed edible marijuana and that their gun was locked in a safe, 9News reports. At 9:32pm, dispatchers reported domestic violence to two officers, adding that Richard had been smoking marijuana, the Post reports. ...
  • Study: Moms on antidepressants risk having autistic baby boys

    04/14/2014 6:13:56 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 23 replies ^ | 4/14/2014 | DAVID KUPELIAN
    '1st trimester SSRI exposure was associated with more than a 300% increased risk' ... At the same time, 11 percent of all Americans 12-and-over are taking SSRI antidepressants, including an astonishing 23 percent almost one in four of women in their 40s and 50s, and between 7 and 13 percent of all pregnant women in the U.S. ... Specifically, the research team determined that male children with autism disorders were almost three times as likely to have experienced prenatal exposure to antidepressants, when compared with boys with normal development. The finding regarding autistic boys was even more pronounced...
  • Reid smelling anything but rosy in ranch fight

    04/13/2014 7:25:31 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 30 replies ^ | 4/12/14 | JEROME R. CORSI
    Desert showdown blows lid off long-standing plans with Chinese ... On Jan. 20, 2013, WND warned Chinese government-backed economists were proposing a plan to allow Chinese corporations to set up development zones in the United States as part of a plan proposed by the Chinese government to convert into equity the more than $1 trillion in U.S. Treasury debt owned by the Chinese government. ... By allowing China to have equity interests in U.S. oil and natural gas production, the Obama administration reversed a policy of the Bush administration that in 2005 blocked China on grounds of national security concerns...

    04/11/2014 10:09:56 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 26 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 4/10/2014 | BOB UNRUH
    Millions of fake pills from China, some with no active ingredients and others with the wrong contents, have been uncovered and confiscated by customs officers in France. ... Drug research in China has fallen under a cloud since 2006 because 13 of the top 20 global drug makers have set up research and development centers in China. Yes, its cheaper to do research there, but, as one auditor said, with cheaper research comes greater risk, she wrote. ... There also are whole factories in China with up to 15,000 people employed for the purpose of counterfeiting products.
  • Does Marijuana Induce Psychosis?

    04/09/2014 2:53:47 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 115 replies ^ | April 09, 2014 | Al Lewis
    DENVER (MainStreet) It's something Colorado's legalized marijuana industry did not want to see: a college student tried a cannabis edible product and inexplicably jumped to his death. ... "There is a groundswell building to repeal it," he said. "It's going to continue to lose support because there are going to be more harms coming from it, large and small." ... "Increasingly, we are contacted by parents, desperate to learn more," he writes on his blog. "Their typical and tragic messages go something like this: "We never knew. We thought marijuana wasn't even addictive and that it was less harmful...
  • Now U.S. copper mines under attack

    03/31/2014 7:22:43 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 51 replies ^ | 07/13/2013 | WND Radio
    80 billion lbs. of metal could 'wipe out American import dependency' On the heels of the Obama administration clamping down on oil and gas exploration and President Obama declaring what many consider to be a war on coal, environmental groups are now urging the government to deny exploration of the worlds largest known copper reserve before the permitting process even begins. ... When a mining project goes into the permitting process, there are local avenues for some of the permits; there are state avenues for some of the permits and federal as well, McGroarty said. So its multi-layered, and it...
  • Who Gets Sued When Your Robot Car Crashes?

    03/25/2014 5:48:48 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 29 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 25, 2014 | Alex Brown
    Autonomous vehicles will save thousands of lives. But what about the ones they take? Robot cars will save lots of lives, but they'll also open up some tricky liability issues. You are a terrible driver. By human standards, you might be pretty good, but you'll never be able to match the reaction time, 360-degree monitoring, and prescient awareness autonomous vehicles will soon provide. By almost any estimate, taking the wheel out of the hands of human driverswhen the technology is readywill save thousands of lives. "Human beings just aren't that great as drivers," said Rand's James Anderson. Driverless cars "could...
  • Trump Wows CPAC: Says Putin 'Toying With Obama'

    03/06/2014 5:28:05 PM PST · by DannyTN · 54 replies ^ | Thursday, 06 Mar 2014 06:52 PM | Todd Beamon
    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump ditched the teleprompter at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday and received huge ovations as he slammed President Barack Obama's leadership both at home and abroad. "We have so many problems and we have so little leadership," Trump said at the session in suburban Washington. "It's all about the leadership." He cited China's move this week to devalue its currency against the American dollar, as well as Russian President Vladimir Putin's assault on Ukraine as examples of the United States' decline as a world power. "The reason why they're doing it is because our...
  • Back to Work

    12/06/2013 11:06:51 AM PST · by DannyTN · 1 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Dec 16, 2013 | MICHAEL R. STRAIN
    Long-term unemployment is a serious problem. Liberals dont have an answer. Conservatives can do better. Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee wrote a letter on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving to Rep. Dave Camp, Michigan Republican and Ways and Means chairman, urging him to devote some committee time to extending federal unemployment benefits. At issue is the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program, enacted in 2008 to offer qualifying unemployed workers benefits above and beyond what are available during normal economic times. Typically, the federal-state Unemployment Insurance (UI) system offers 26 weeks of benefits to qualifying unemployed workers. Given the...
  • U.S. Liquidating Its Best Companies

    08/15/2013 11:12:03 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 86 replies
    Economy in Crisis ^ | June 29, 2013 | Thomas Heffner
    A country that produces nothing produces no wealth. The companies within a country are that countrys wealth producers. We allow our companies to be snatched up by foreign competitors on the open stock market. Over 16,000 of our best wealth producing companies have been auctioned off, and the U.S. has no authoritative government agency prohibiting the Great American Sell-off. Of course there is the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), but it merely serves as a rubber stamp with no actual authority. CFIUS was created as an interagency committee to oversee national security implications of foreign investments...
  • Theres No Such Thing As Free Trade

    08/06/2013 3:56:41 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 34 replies
    The Connecticut Patriot ^ | Spring 200 3 Vol. 1 , No . 4 | Paul Streitz
    The Illusion of Free TradeTheres no such thing as a free lunch, says Milton Friedman, economist and Noble Prize winner. Nevertheless, Milton Friedman is the most prominent champion of free trade and it is difficult to find any economist1 that disagrees. His position is very straight forward: Our market is open to you without tariffs or other restrictions. Sell here what you can and wish to. Buy whatever you can and wish to. In that way cooperation among individuals can be worldwide and free.2 Friedman sees this as way to open markets and at the same time eliminate foreign aid...
  • 101 Years Later, Milton Friedman is Still Wrong

    08/06/2013 10:21:57 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 109 replies ^ | 8/1/13 | Sean McElwee
    Wednesday was the 101st anniversary of Milton Friedmans birth, and it will be widely celebrated among the vast number of Americans who march in Tea Parties and wear tricorner hats in public. He will be hailed by the vast number of libertarian populists now burgeoning within the Republican ranks. But the new libertarian populism is increasingly at odds with the possibility of a shared future. Libertarian populists love markets. One of their favorite proposals is privatization: If there is a problem, they look to markets to solve it. Milton Friedman wrote, The most important single central fact about a free...
  • Travon attacked Zimmerman in revenge busting neighborhood laptop thief (speculation)

    07/17/2013 9:07:51 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 74 replies
    DannyTN | 07/17/03 | DannyTN
    <p>So why would Trayvon attack someone he assumed was security? Because Zimmerman had reported two kids peering into the windows of homes. And there was a break in and police arrested one of the kids and found a stolen laptop in the kid's backpack. Zimmerman identified the kid as one of the two peering into windows.</p>
  • Huelskamp: 'It's Not Over' - Constitutional Amendment Would Restore Gay Marriage Ban

    06/27/2013 11:20:17 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 43 replies ^ | Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 10:25 AM | Lisa Barron
    A constitutional amendment restoring the Defense of Marriage Act, to be introduced by Rep. Tim Huelskamp, likely would reignite the debate over same-sex marriage. The Kansas Republican said he plans to introduce the Federal Marriage Amendment to restore DOMA, which was struck down by the Supreme Court this week.
  • Don't Give up the Boy Scouts without a FIGHT!!!

    06/15/2013 6:33:28 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 96 replies
    DannyTN | 6/15/13 | DannyTN
    I've been advocating leaving the scouts since the vote, but that's the wrong approach. The BSA is worth fighting for. I went last night to the Boxwood Scout Retreat here in Tennessee to pick up my son from a week of scouting. As I looked around at the pristine property on the edge of Old Hickory Lake, and the decades of work it must have taken to build the facilities located there, I realized what a shame it was to give it all up without a fight. The BSA have assets on their books of over $1 billion offset by...
  • Is it time to split the Executive?

    06/08/2013 3:37:28 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 73 replies
    DannyTN | June 8, 2013 | DannyTN
    We've seen examples of the Executive behaving badly in the past, and the checks and balances have held. But never have we seen the extent of bad behavior that this administration has demonstrated. It's refused to enforce laws duly passed by Congress (Immigration, DOMA) It's discriminated in enforcing civil rights laws. (black panthers) It's ignored court orders. It's performed illegal gun running operations. It's used executive order to create law outside of the legislative including laws that were specifically rejected by the legislative branch. It's lied to Congress on multiple occasions. It's engaged in War without Congressional approval and even...
  • Dick Morris: Obama Saved, for Now, By 'Demographics'

    06/06/2013 6:30:58 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 48 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 05 Jun 2013 10:06 PM | Dick Morris
    Why does Obama boast an average approval rating of 48 percent when he scores terribly on each issue he is now handling? Heres the rundown in the latest Bloomberg News poll: ... The answer is, of course, demographics. African-Americans, Latinos, gays, students, and single white women are so frightened of a world without Obama and so alienated from Republicans that they dare not give the president overall negative ratings. Will they ever? Yes. When the scandals reach the point where they cannot avoid it and when the Republicans stop alienating these groups. Immigration reform will the first break in the...
  • VATs used to Accomplish Same Goals as Currency Devaluation

    05/09/2013 1:33:35 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 102 replies ^ | 04/29/2013 | Michael Stumo
    <p>The VAT is used as a trade strategy to accomplish the same benefits as currency devaluation. The VAT strategy is called fiscal devaluation and Ill explain it at the bottom. It took me three years to understand the power of the VAT in trade strategy, so I understand why it takes others a while to think through it. But the price differential result (as between domestic and imported products) is substantial. And we need it to neutralize what other countries have done.</p>
  • The Ignorance of the Professors: the Case of Ron Boudreaux

    05/09/2013 12:25:59 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 3 replies ^ | 01/03/2013 | Ian Fisher
    Like most academics, professors of economics are not generally stupid people, IQ-wise. But they do have a remarkable ability to lose sight of basic realities. Ive seen this over and over again. I just had an extended e-mail exchange with one Ron Boudreaux, a professor of economics at George Mason University, about the trade deficit. Now Im not going to offer any comment on it, and will just let the reader judge for himself whos right in the back-and-forth below. (Feel free to post a comment or e-mail me if you think I was mistaken.) ************* Dear Mr. Fletcher: I...
  • Milton Friedman's Smoot-Hawley Lie

    05/09/2013 10:00:37 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 126 replies ^ | Mar 20, 2010 | Paul Streitz
    The Smoot-Hawley tariff passed in 1931 is the silver bullet of Free Trade advocates. All other arguments do not matter for them because they say the Smoot-Hawley tariffs either were part of the cause of the Great Depression or were responsible for continuing the depression by reducing international trade. This reasoning does not hold up to close inspection. Smoot-Hawley did not cause the Great Depression, nor did it extend the Depression. ... In general, the statistical arguments made by current Free Traders are deceptions. They generally say something like, "the United States economy grew after NAFTA." That may be true,...
  • American Energy Independence Is A Complete Myth

    05/07/2013 11:02:26 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 158 replies
    BusinessInsider.Com ^ | 05/07/2013 | Rob Wile
    Lots of people think American energy independence is within reach thanks to our shale boom. ... It's been a long time since producing all your own oil actually made you independent. We spent 40 years transforming global markets so they were integrated and flexible, to give us protection from the vagaries of global oil production, and one of the side effects is we're now part of that, even if we produce all our own oil. ...
  • Falling Gold Is a Good Thing: There Is No End-of-the-World Scenario Here

    04/16/2013 9:03:55 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 24 replies ^ | Monday, 15 Apr 2013 05:15 PM | Larry Kudlow
    In the last two days gold has plunged so deep that its being called the worst drop at least in percentage terms in 30 years. That brings us back to the early Reagan period, when falling gold was regarded as a good thing. ... The reality is that all those quantitative easing reserves from the Fed never circulated through the economy. Most of them are on deposit at the central bank. And because everyone is still risk-averse, the demand for cash is so high that the turnover, or velocity, of money keeps falling. Last I looked, the M2...