Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $29,554
33%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 33% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Articles Posted by SeekAndFind

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • U.S. official signals willingness to work with Philippines' Newly Elected President Duterte

    05/11/2016 11:09:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    NYSE Post ^ | 05/11/2016
    "We'll wait for the official results and we can comment more directly there about our ability to work with the winners of that election", he said. The vice president looks likely to be Leni Robredo, a social activist who is now slightly ahead of Bongbong Marcos, the son of a former dictator Ferdinand Marcos. He said his law and order policy had been the key to his success. On Monday, Duterte was asked to comment on his image as an advocate of mass-murder of crime suspects. But an estimated 500,000 people turned out for Duterte's last rally just as outgoing...
  • Hillary Clinton has a lot of donors in the Justice Department, with some in high places

    05/11/2016 8:04:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/10/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    be in Loretta Lynch’s court as to whether or not to move forward and it will fall to some group of legal beagles in that department as to how it’s handled. With that in mind, Secretary Clinton must be finding some reason to be hopeful in the fact that plenty of the people in the Department of Justice are donors to her presidential campaign. (Washington Free Beacon) Hillary Clinton has received nearly $75,000 in political contributions from employees at the Department of Justice, the agency that would decide whether or not to act if the FBI recommended charges against Clinton...
  • Why we should welcome a real trial about slave reparations

    05/11/2016 7:41:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/11/2016 | John Massoud
    For the past fifteen or so years, there has been a movement among some liberals to require that the descendents of former slaves be paid for the suffering of their ancestors. Conservatives have railed against this transfer of wealth, saying (rightly, one should add) that a person or entity cannot be held responsible for the actions of another person who has been dead for over 150 years. Lloyds of London was sued in 2004 by a group of descendents of African slaves, and the British court system ruled against their claim. There have been other claims made by the descendents...
  • Why Russia will Never Attack Poland

    05/11/2016 7:41:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/11/2016 | James A. Nollet
    Recently, fears have erupted in the press about a possible Russian military action against the three Baltic countries and Poland, in reaction to the NATO announcement of the transfer of 4,000 NATO troops, including two U.S. battalions, into these countries. In response, Russia has carried out military exercises near the borders of these countries, along with close fly-bys over the Baltic Sea against U.S. military aircraft and Navy vessels. What gives? Could Russia possibly invade Poland? I have lived in retirement as an American ex-pat in Poland for the past eight years. I live near Legnica, which is a city...
  • There's something wrong with the US labor market

    05/10/2016 1:10:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/10/2016 | Myles Udland
    Something isn't clicking in the US labor market. On Tuesday, the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey or JOLTS report showed there were 5.757 million jobs available in the US in March, a near record. Additionally, the number of unemployed persons in the US per job open is down to pre-recession levels at about 1.5 workers per job. In 2010, for example, this number was closer to five unemployed workers per job opening. And while the abundance of jobs is often interpreted as a sign of strength in the labor market, there's a persistent and growing gap...
  • London Mayor Sadiq Khan Tells Donald Trump He Doesnt Want To Be Exception To Muslim Ban

    05/10/2016 1:08:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 05/10/2016 | Siraj Datoo
    New London mayor Sadiq Khan has told US presidential hopeful Donald Trump that he doesnt want to be an exception to Trumps proposed ban on Muslims entering the US. Khan accused Trump of having an ignorant view of Islam that could make Britain and the US less safe. This isnt just about me, said Khan, after Trump suggested he might allow the new mayor into the US if he becomes president. Its about my friends, my family, and everyone who comes from a background similar to mine, anywhere in the world. The mayor of London made the comments after Trump...
  • Barefoot Maniac Stabs Man to Death on Munich Train [Shouting Allahu akbar]

    05/10/2016 9:17:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 05/10/2016 | Tom Sykes
    Terrorism fears stalked Europe again Tuesday morning after a man was killed and three more were injured in a pre-dawn knife attack at a rural German train stationby a barefoot man who officials initially believed had an apparent Islamist motive. However, although the man reportedly uttered Allahu akbar as he launched his bloody attack, it was later established that the 27-year old perpetrator had drug and psychiatric issues, and a spokesman for Bavaria state's interior ministry said that "so far we have no evidence for Islamist motive". "We have found the man had psychological and drug problems," Oliver Platzer told...
  • Londons new Muslim mayor: If Trump wins Ill be banned from America [What an idiot!]

    05/10/2016 9:17:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/10/2016 | Larry O'Connor
    London’s new mayor, Sadiq Khan, was already a global media darling but remarks he made this morning about presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump will make him a world-wide hero of the left.In an interview with Time, Khan claimed he had serious reservations about the rise of Trump and the prospects of his presidency: (emphasis mine) Clearly [I’ll visit] before January in case Donald Trump wins … Hope, I think, is a good way of persuading people to vote for you, energize and enthuse people. I think to try and look for differences, to try and turn communities against each...
  • Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao punches way into Senate

    05/10/2016 4:51:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Asia One ^ | 05/10/2016
    MANILA - Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao is virtually assured of a seat in the upper house Senate, according to election results Tuesday which take him a step closer to his dream of the Philippines presidency. Pacquiao, 37, whose rise from desperate street kid to boxing superstar has made him one of the nation's biggest heroes, retired from boxing last month to become a full-time politician. With over 91 per cent of voting centres accounted for from Monday's polls, the winner of an unprecedented eight world championships had garnered 14.94 million votes, more than enough to enter the Senate. Pacquiao placed...
  • Rodrigo Duterte claims Philippines's presidency, vows crime crackdown

    05/10/2016 4:51:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Incendiary Philippine politician Rodrigo Duterte vowed on Tuesday a relentless crackdown on crime after claiming a landslide presidential victory built on foul-mouthed populist tirades that exposed deep voter anger at the establishment. The 71-year-old firebrand stormed to victory in Monday's election, securing an insurmountable lead of nearly six million votes over his nearest rival, as a growing global howl for strong, populist leaders swept across the Southeast Asian nation. Duterte, the longtime mayor of the southern city of Davao, captivated Filipinos with vows of brutal but quick solutions to crime and poverty, while offering himself as a decisive strongman capable...
  • PPP Poll: Americans Dont Trust Trump on Supreme Court Vacancy; 65% Want Hearings

    05/09/2016 12:19:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 05/09/2016 | Tom Jensen, Director of Public Policy Polling
    From: Tom Jensen, Director of Public Policy Polling To: Interested Parties Subject: Americans Dont Trust Trump on Supreme Court Vacancy; 65% Want Hearings Date: 5-9-16 A new national Public Policy Polling survey finds Americans dont trust Donald Trump to nominate a new Supreme Court justice, and would much rather have that decision in the hands of either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. Beyond that, there is growing support for filling the seat this year and failure to do so could result in strong backlash for Senate Republicans this fall. Key findings from the survey include: -Only 38% of voters nationally...
  • Oppo-researchers seeking transcripts of Clintons paid speeches to Goldman Sachs

    05/09/2016 12:11:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/09/2016 | John Sexton
    Hillary Clinton gave three paid speeches to Goldman Sachs after leaving her job as Secretary of State in 2013. The content of those speeches has never been revealed. There are no video or audio clips of the speeches on You Tube and no written transcripts have been published. According to a story at the Hill, GOP oppo-researchers are trying to change that: Republican opposition researchers have taken matters into their own hands, aggressively seeking any information about the speeches, including from Goldman employees who were in the room.Ian Prior, the communications director for the well-funded Republican group American Crossroads,...
  • Film review: 'Captain America: Civil War' Affirms Liberty and Justice for All

    05/09/2016 11:22:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/09/2016 | Walter Hudson
    Hollywood, typically regarded by those of us on the political right as a bastion of hedonistic leftists, has lately been flouting that stereotype. Still in theaters, Disney's The Jungle Book boasts subtle but articulate themes affirming human liberty and the value of capitalism. Dropping over the weekend from the related Marvel Studios, Captain America: Civil War likewise takes a firm philosophical stance in favor of choice over control. Its politics prove so prominent that they moved Salon writer Amanda Marcotte to denounce Captain America as "a douchey libertarian."Exploring the politics of the film will require delving into some particulars...
  • ICYMI: White Swedish Girl Tells College Students Shes JapaneseLunacy Ensues

    05/09/2016 10:45:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/09/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Remember when Joseph Backholm, director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington State, ventured onto the University of Washington campus and told them that he was a Chinese woman? Remember the idiocy that ensued from these students who went to absurd lengths not to offend him, and tell him that his identity as an Asian woman was fine? Well, that lunacy has gone international. In Sweden, a Swedish woman told students at Sdertrn University that she was a 66 Japanese man. These students also went to great lengths to avoid saying what is an absolute fact; that this woman is...
  • Muslim Elected Mayor of London

    05/09/2016 10:11:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 05/09/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Labour Party candidate Sadiq Khan, a Muslim, has been elected mayor of London, and the international Left is thrilled. Son of a Pakistani bus driver, champion of workers rights and human rights, and now Mayor of London. Congrats, @SadiqKhan. H, tweeted Hillary Clinton. Likewise happy are Islamic supremacists worldwide: members of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), the party of Pakistans Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the majority party in the nations National Assembly, held up a sign emblazoned: Heartiest Congratulation [sic] to Sadiq Khan 1st Muslim Mayor of London who defeated millionaire Jew Zec [sic] Goldsmith. Those two messages...
  • Poll: 6-in-10 oppose bills like the North Carolina transgender bathroom law

    05/09/2016 8:52:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/09/2016 | By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    Americans broadly oppose laws that would require transgender people to use facilities that correspond with their gender at birth rather than their gender identity, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll, and three-quarters favor laws guaranteeing equal protection for transgender individuals. Overall, 57% say they oppose laws requiring transgender individuals to use facilities that do not match their gender identity, 38% support such laws. Strong opposition (39%) outweighs strong support for these laws (25%). There's a partisan gap on the question, with Democrats and independents more apt to oppose them than Republicans. But Republicans aren't broadly in favor of them either....
  • Rail Traffic Depression: 292 Union Pacific Engines Are Sitting In The Arizona Desert Doing Nothing

    05/08/2016 5:35:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    TEC ^ | 05/08/2016 | Michael Snyder
    We continue to get more evidence that the U.S. economy has entered a major downturn. Just last week, I wrote about how U.S. GDP growth numbers have been declining for three quarters in a row, and previously I wrote about how corporate defaults have surged to their highest level since the last financial crisis. Well, now we are getting some very depressing numbers from the rail industry. As you will see below, U.S. rail traffic was down more than 11 percent from a year ago in April. That is an absolutely catastrophic number, and the U.S. rail industry is feeling...
  • The Next Employment Crisis Is Here: Job Cuts At U.S. Companies Jump 35 Percent In April

    05/08/2016 5:32:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    TEC ^ | 05/08/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Should we be alarmed that the number of job cuts announced by large U.S. companies was 35 percent higher in April than it was in March? This is definitely a case where the trend is not our friend. According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, U.S. firms announced 65,141 job cuts during April, which represented a massive 35 percent increase over the previous month. And so far this year overall, job cut announcements are running 24 percent higher than for the exact same period in 2015. Meanwhile, on Thursday we learned that initial claims for unemployment benefits shot up dramatically...
  • Philippines election: Exit polls put controversial mayor Rodrigo Duterte way ahead

    05/08/2016 4:53:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/08/2016 | South-East Asia correspondent Adam Harvey in Manila,
    Exit polling of overseas Filipino voters are suggesting hardline mayor Rodrigo Duterte will be elected the country's president in today's vote. Key points: Duterte has between 52 and 85 per cent of vote in overseas exit polls Davao mayor promises voters "comfortable life" under his rule Critics voice concerns over Duterte's past Result could be known as early as Monday night, officials say The polls show Mr Duterte way in front of his nearest rivals, the moderate candidates Grace Poe and Manuel "Mar" Roxas. He has between 52 to 85 per cent of the vote in 15 countries where exit...
  • Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne reportedly calling it quits after more than 33 years

    05/08/2016 7:07:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/08/2016
    Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne are going their separate ways. A source close to the Osbournes tells ET that the 67-year-old rock legend and the 63-year-old "The Talk" co-host are ending their marriage after more than 33 years. The estranged couple, who wed on July 4, 1982, share three children together: Aimee, 32, Kelly, 31, and Jack, 30. Sharon first met Ozzy in the 1970s when his band, Black Sabbath, was rising to fame and later became his manager. In 2013, Sharon emphatically denied divorce rumors during a taping of "The Talk," but confirmed Ozzy's sobriety struggles at the time. "He's...
  • How Amazon's growth causes retailers to close stores

    05/08/2016 7:03:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 05/08/2016 | by Suzette Parmley,
    vAmazon giveth, and Amazon taketh. The giant internet retailer said on April 27 that it will create 2,000 full-time jobs by opening two more fulfillment centers in New Jersey. One will be a 600,000-square-foot facility in Florence, Burlington County, generating 500 new jobs. The other will be an 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Carteret, Middlesex County, that will generate about 1,500 jobs. Together, the two facilities will bring Amazon's total physical footprint in the Garden State to 2.5 million square feet of space, if you count three existing centers. The irony is that Amazon made the announcement the day after a...
  • Is My Same-Sex Attraction a Sin?

    05/08/2016 6:09:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/08/2016 | Matt Moore
    Last week, one of my recent articles was published on The Gospel Coalition website. I have realized over the years that any time I write about the ever-controversial topic of homosexuality, I should expect a couple truckloads of criticism to come rolling into the comments section. This TGC article was no exception. I scrolled through "the aftermath" on Facebook and Twitter the day following its publishing, trying my best to humbly process the comments of some disgruntled readers. Quite a few people commended my commitment to celibacy but also shared that they believe my ongoing experience of same-sex attraction is...
  • Franklin Graham Blasts NYC Mayor de Blasio's Chick-fil-A Boycott Call as Intolerant Bullying

    05/08/2016 5:58:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/08/2016 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Rev. Franklin Graham has strongly condemned Mayor Bill de Blasio's call for a boycott of popular fast-food chain Chick-fil-A, which is opening a new location in the New York City borough of Queens, just because its Christian owners believe in the biblical definition of marriage. "Can you imagine a city where a popular, successful business is singled out and attacked by the mayor who calls for a boycott all because the business owners let it be known that they operate by Christian principles and believe in God's definition of marriage?" Graham, the president of Samaritan's Purse and Billy...
  • Analysis: 11 key states shift toward Democrats

    05/07/2016 8:10:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/07/2016 | Rick Moran
    Admitting that the political situation is extremely volatile, the non-partisan Cook Political Report has shifted 11 states toward Democrat Hillary Clinton for the November election. The Hill: “This has been an exceedingly unpredictable year,” the analyst said. “Although we remain convinced that Hillary Clinton is very vulnerable and would probably lose to most other Republicans, Donald Trump's historic unpopularity with wide swaths of the electorate — women, millennials, independents and Latinos — make him the initial November underdog.”  Colorado, Florida, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin were all shifted from toss-up states to leaning Democratic. The “solid Republican” states Missouri and Indiana were...
  • Trump: Ill reduce the national debt by getting creditors to accept less

    05/06/2016 1:00:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2016 | AllahPundit
    <p>Reminds me of something Mike Murphy said about Trump in the aftermath of Jeb’s collapse. The logic in favor of nominating another Bush was always, er, complicated, but the logic against nominating a loose cannon is straightforward.</p> <p>I’ll bet even Murphy didn’t think Trump would advertise the possibility that America’s creditors might not receive payment in full in a Trump administration. Choose your own preferred term for what he’s recommending here — renegotiation, bankruptcy, default.</p>
  • Malia Obama Goes to Harvard: Liberals' Kids Get the Golden Ticket While Yours Get Scraps

    05/06/2016 8:23:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/05/2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Usually, the admission of another rich child of privilege to the selective liberal finishing school known as Harvard is a non-story. But in the case of Malia Obama, it provides yet another example of the cynical elitism of modern liberals. FULL STOP: This is where liberal liars will try to distract you from the glaring hypocrisy of the elite by accusing me of attacking the innocent child of Barack Obama. Its unclear whether this reflexive misdirection is the result of them being too stupid to understand an argument or whether they are simply falling back on their default move, dishonesty,...
  • Why the 2003 Iraq War is Not to Blame for the Unrest in Iraq: Correcting a false media narrative

    05/06/2016 7:13:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 05/06/2016 | Dr. Majid Rafizadeh
    From the perspective of leftists and liberal mainstream media outlets, US foreign policy circa 2003 is to blame for all the instabilities and conflicts in the Middle East and Muslim world. Intriguingly, this perspective is in alignment with the Islamist philosophy of blaming the US for everything. However, the leftists approach of analyzing the instabilities in other countries is unsophisticated and does not reflect the complexities and realities on the ground. Lets examine Iraq and the current protests in Baghdad, for example. Hundreds of followers of the Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr stormed into the Iraqi parliament building this week,...
  • Film Review: Captain America celebrates ideological civil war

    05/06/2016 7:06:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/06/2016 | Armond White
    Captain America: Civil War confirms our national dumb-down. While the mainstream media pretzel themselves over the presidential primaries, Marvel Studios has steadily accomplished a rejiggering of the American publics cultural and political consciousness. Civil War completes this devolution in its story of superhero combat where one faction of pop icons, led by Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), faces off against another faction, headed by billionaire genius Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). As momentary adversaries, Captain America and Iron Man almost represent the schism that now divides American voters, politicians, and pundits. I say almost, because the films comic-book...
  • Trump: Ill meet with Paul Ryan soon to get him on board

    05/06/2016 7:02:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/06/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Maybe Sean Hannity can get these kids together again, eh? Donald Trump told Fox and Friends this morning that he and Paul Ryan will meet next week to discuss party unity and Ryan’s trepidation in supporting him. First, though, Trump tweaked Ryan for not getting behind the presumptive nominee, and that “he was the only one that was surprising.” Noting that Ryan and Mitt Romney lost a winnable race in 2012, Trump wondered why Ryan doesn’t grasp the need for unity now (via Twitchy): "I was really surprised by it…he talks about unity, but what is this about unity?"...
  • Payrolls Miss Huge: April Jobs Rose Only 160K, Below 200K Expected; Unemployment Rate At 5%

    05/06/2016 7:00:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/06/2016 | Tyler Durden
    It appears that the Fed is now officially "one and done" because the only indicator that until recently "confirmed" a "strong recovery", non-farm payrolls, just had a major stumble. In yet another Goldman jinx which just two days ago boosted its payrolls forecast from 225K to 240K, moments ago the BLS reported that ADP's ominous print was right when it said that April payrolls rose only 160K, far below the 200K expected, and higher than just 1 of 92 economist expectations. This was the lowest print since last September's 145K. Private payrolls rose 171K on expectations of a 195K...
  • The New Electoral Scorecard Ratings in 13 Key States

    05/05/2016 12:22:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    The Cook Political Report ^ | 05/05/2015 | Charlie Cook
    This has been an exceedingly unpredictable year. Although we remain convinced that Hillary Clinton is very vulnerable and would probably lose to most other Republicans, Donald Trump's historic unpopularity with wide swaths of the electorate - women, millennials, independents and Latinos - make him the initial November underdog. As a result, we are shifting 13 ratings on our Electoral Vote scorecard, almost all of them favoring Democrats. Our assessments are based on publicly available polling, data on demographic change and private discussions with a large number of pollsters in both parties. Much could change, but undecided voters begin more hostile...
  • Trump 'open' to raising federal minimum wage in GOP agenda break

    05/05/2016 7:26:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    UPI ^ | 05/05/2016 | By Andrew V. Pestano
    WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Soon after becoming the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump said he would be open to raising the federal minimum wage in a notable reversal of GOP policy. During a debate in November, Trump said he would oppose raising the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 an hour. "I hate to say it, but we have to leave it the way it is," Trump said at the time. Speaking to CNN on Wednesday, Trump was asked about Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders' desire to raise the federal minimum wage to $15. "You can't live...
  • GOP nominee after victory: I notice no one in the Cruz camp denied Enquirer story about his father

    05/04/2016 12:43:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 122 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/04/2016 | AllahPundit
    He stood by yesterday’s comments not just in his interview with Stephanopoulos, as you’ll see below, but in the Today show interview that Ed blogged earlier. (Skip to 2:50 of the first clip here.) I don’t know if there’s anything more to say than what Kevin Williamson said to Republican voters last night about the race to come: “Remember, you asked for this.”I’ll say something. First, Cruz did deny Trump’s insinuation about his dad and Oswald. He called it “nuts.” Second, Trump probably cares less about alienating Cruz and his fan base than about preserving the Enquirer’s reputation as...
  • Common Sense: Why attack Kasich for telling young women not to attend parties with lots of alcohol?

    05/04/2016 9:41:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/03/2016 | Walter Williams
    Republican presidential aspirant John Kasich stirred up angry words from women's organizations and the Democratic Party by his response to a question from a female college student at a town hall meeting in Watertown, New York, regarding sexual assault. Kasich said all the right things about prosecuting offenders, but what got the Ohio governor in trouble with leftists was the end of his response: "I'd also give you one bit of advice: Don't go to parties where there's a lot of alcohol, OK? Don't do that." Let's examine that advice. To do so, let's ask some general questions about common...
  • Aeropostale: One of the hottest teen brands from a decade ago just filed for bankruptcy

    05/04/2016 9:12:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/04/2016 | Mallory Schlossberg
    Aeropostale used to be one of the most popular teen retailers. Cheaper than Abercrombie & Fitch, and less bohemian than American Eagle, the brand was the go-to for teens who still wanted to fit in with the trends. But those days are gone. The retailer has filed for bankruptcy protection, though it says it will be out of debt in six months. Last June, Crain's New York reported that the retailer lost 95% of its value in just five years. The brand has plans to close 113 stores in the US and all 41 stores in Canada. According to Reuters,...
  • The Campus Hate Crime Hoax Epidemic

    05/04/2016 8:36:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 05/04/2016 | Matthew Vadum
    A hate crime aimed at black students at Maryland's Salisbury University has been revealed as just the latest high-profile race-related hoax to hit the groves of academe in the race-obsessed Obama era. Except for acknowledging that the two perpetrators are African-American students at the school that is located on the Delmarva Peninsula in eastern Maryland, the university is engaged in a cover-up. If the perpetrators were white, a cynic might say that the school would find a way to leak out the pertinent details in order to make a political statement. Of course, there certainly are racist incidents on university...
  • At the starting gate: Clinton leads Trump by double-digits (CNN/ORC Poll)

    05/04/2016 8:31:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/04/2016 | By Tom LoBianco and Jennifer Agiesta
    As Donald Trump captures the mantle of presumptive Republican nominee, a new poll finds he begins his general election campaign well behind Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. The new CNN/ORC Poll, completed ahead of Trump's victory last night, found Clinton leads 54% to 41%, a 13-point edge over the New York businessman, her largest lead since last July. Clinton is also more trusted than Trump on many issues voters rank as critically important, with one big exception. By a 50% to 45% margin, voters say Trump would do a better job handling the economy than Clinton would. Almost 9 out of...
  • Les Miserables Redux: Italian court rules that stealing food if you're poor and hungry not a crime

    05/04/2016 8:27:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/04/2016 | Rick Moran
    This is an interesting ruling, especially the justification used by the Italian high court to throw out the conviction of a homeless man who stole about $7 worth of food from a grocery store. BBC: Judges overturned a theft conviction against Roman Ostriakov after he stole cheese and sausages worth €4.07 (£3; $4.50) from a supermarket. Mr Ostriakov, a homeless man of Ukrainian background, had taken the food "in the face of the immediate and essential need for nourishment", the court of cassation decided. Therefore it was not a crime, it said. A fellow customer informed the store's security...
  • My Son Was Accepted to a College He Cant Afford. Now What?

    05/03/2016 1:19:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 152 replies
    Money ^ | 05/03/2016 | Deborah Caldwell
    In early April, my son Dan arrived home from the University of Wisconsins Admitted Students Day holding a Wisconsin windshield stickerand immediately affixed it to our car above his older brothers University of North Carolina sticker, with a smile I can only describe as vengeful younger-brother joy. He, too, was going away to a prestigious public university in a storied college town and with a cult-like alumni following. A couple days earlier Id photographed him, lanky and beaming, at Bascom Hill, and posted to Facebook: On Wisconsin! Dans a Badger. Congratulations poured in: 58 Likes and 17 comments. He performed...
  • When A Nation Is Doomed - A Definition...

    05/03/2016 9:30:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/03/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Cynics, skeptics, and fiction-peddlers are frowned upon by the Obama administration (and the mainstream media) when it comes to our glorious leader's economic miracle. So we thought a simple litmus test might be useful to judge just how 'doomed' the nation really is... "When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work;and your laws no longer protect you against...
  • San Francisco Survey: 34% of Bay area residents want to leave

    05/03/2016 8:14:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/03/2016 | Rick Moran
    For my money, San Francisco is the most beautiful city in America. But that hardly matters to residents fighting sky high housing costs, traffic gridlock, and a quality of life that has been declining in recent years. A survey by the Bay Area Council reveals that 34% of residents would leave the city if they could. Surprisingly, those who have moved to the city in the last 5 years are more likely to look for greener pastures. CNBC: "We can whine about this, or we can win by solving our traffic and housing problems," Carl Guardino, president of the...
  • Social Security: Why Congress is messing with your benefits

    05/03/2016 7:55:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05/03/2016 | Lawrence Kotlikoff
    Politicians describe Social Security as "the third rail," meaning that enacting any benefit cuts will kill them politically. But this is precisely what they voted to do under the Bipartisan Budget Bill of 2015. The bill reduced the benefits of married couples and divorcees who were younger than 62 as of Jan. 2 by up to $60,000. Even $25,000 is a lot of money for most workers, given that the median household income is about $50,000. The new law prevents most people who reach age 66 from providing spousal benefits to their spouse or children while letting their own retirement...
  • How to turn Puerto Rico into Hong Kong

    05/02/2016 10:27:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/02/2016 | Stephen Moore and Arthur Laffer
    Later this week or next, Congress will take up legislation to rescue the commonwealth of Puerto Rico from its financial crisis that is getting worse by the day. Puerto Rico faces more than $70 billion of debt and the government is already in technical default on many of its bonds. Billions more come due in weeks ahead and the government says they are out of money to repay. These debts dont even include an additional $43.2 billion of unfunded pension liabilities. Add it all together and the debt reaches at least 150 percent of GDP. Thats a lot of weight...
  • Why would the U.S. want to be like Denmark?

    05/02/2016 10:02:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/02/2016 | Sierra Rayne
    Writing in New York magazine, Jonathan Chait asks, "If we want to be like Denmark, whom do we tax?" Turning into Denmark would be sheer folly for the United States, or almost any other OECD nation. We'll start with real per capita GDP.  It is 22% higher in the U.S., meaning that being like Denmark would involve giving up a substantial portion of the average individual national wealth.  That doesn't seem wise. Denmark's real per capita GDP is lower now than it was in 2004.  A decade of darkness.  Make that a decade and a half: since 2000, its...
  • The Future Of America? More Than Half Of All U.S. Adults Under Age 30 Now Reject Capitalism

    05/01/2016 8:05:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    TEC ^ | 04/30/2016 | Michael Snyder
    A shocking new survey has found that support for capitalism is dying in America. In fact, more than half of all adults in the United States under the age of 30 say that they do not support capitalism at this point. You might be tempted to dismiss them as “foolish young people”, but the truth is that they are the future of America. As older generations die off, they will eventually become the leaders of this country. And of course our nation has not resembled anything close to a capitalist society for quite some time now. In a recent article,...
  • How I got to be a Delegate from Wyoming to the Republican National Convention

    05/01/2016 7:44:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/30/2016 | Jeff Hymas
    I am certain youve never heard of me, unless you are a friend or relative, because I am just a beginner at politics. Yet somehow, in this most contentious political year for Republicans, I am going to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland as a delegate. Heres how it happened. Wyoming, the least populated state, sends 29 delegates to the Republican National Convention, but that number varies every four years, depending on how well the Republican Party is represented in the state (i.e. legislative seats held, governorship held, party membership per capita). The same system exists at the state level....
  • Ted Cruz takes on Caitlyn Jenner over transgender fight

    05/01/2016 7:38:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/01/2016 | Eugene Scott
    <p>Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is standing his ground in his belief that allowing transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice "opens the door for predators," dismissing criticism from Caitlyn Jenner, who mocked him over the issue last week.</p>
  • VIDEO: Watch Ted Cruz Argue With Disabled Mans Family About Health Care

    05/01/2016 6:59:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 04/30/2016 | Tommy Christopher
    Texas Senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz has placed a lot of electoral eggs in the basket that is Indiana, and so it was that Cruz found himself gamely pressing the flesh with voters outside the Pie Pan restaurant in Evansville this weekend. Pool cameras caught most of what was a truly impressive display of retail politicking by Cruz, who dutifully posed for photos and chatted up voters, and even managed to find a couple of eight year-old girls who werent terrified of him. All this was done to periodic bursts of song from Cruz body man Bruce Redden:...
  • John Kasich: People "probably" born gay

    05/01/2016 6:55:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    CBS News ^ | 04/30/2016 | Reena Flores
    Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday that gay people are "probably" born that way, conceding that view during a testy exchange with a gay voter at a California event. Asked by Kelly Bryan, a gay 62-year-old man, during an event at the Commonwealth Club of California whether people are "born gay," Kasich first attempted to avoid answering the question. "I'm not gonna get into all the analysis of this or that," Kasich said at the San Francisco town hall. "I'm not gonna do that." But the questioner pressed again: "It's not analysis. Are people born gay?"...
  • Why Are Highly Educated Americans Getting More Liberal?

    05/01/2016 6:15:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    NPR ^ | 04/30/2016 | Danielle Kurtzleben
    It's a well-worn (if not-entirely-agreed-upon) idea that college makes people more liberal. But a new report adds a twist to this: the most educated Americans have grown increasingly liberal over the last couple of decades. A report from the Pew Research Center finds a wide partisan gap between highly educated and non-highly-educated Americans. Not only that, but the share of college grads and post-graduates who are "consistently liberal" (based on their answers to a series of policy questions) has grown sharply in the last 20 years. In 1994, 7 percent of post-grads were "consistently liberal," and 1 percent of people...