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  • The Curse of America’s Illogical School-Day Schedule

    09/20/2018 8:56:22 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 78 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 19, 2018 | Joe Pinsker
    The world does not revolve around you, teens are often told. Indeed it doesn’t, as they are reminded every school-day morning when disabling their alarms. The average start time for public high schools, 7:59, requires teens to get up earlier than is ideal for their biological clocks, meaning many teens disrupt their natural sleep patterns every school day. The world, apparently, does not revolve around parents either. Their lives also tend to be mismatched with school-day schedules, which usually end a good two hours before the typical American workday does. As Kara Voght recently wrote in The Atlantic, that leaves...
  • Arkansas highway program marks 5th anniversary

    09/05/2018 2:13:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Pine Bluff Commercial ^ | August 21, 2018 | Special to The Commercial
    The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) marked the fifth anniversary of the Connecting Arkansas Program (CAP). CAP, the 10-year highway improvement program, is busy with construction projects throughout the state, according to a news release. “Since July 2013, ARDOT has completed 11 construction projects and has another six under construction, equating to more than 85 miles of highway and interstate improvements. Another eight projects with 60 miles of widening or new-alignment construction are scheduled for bid openings later this year,” according to the release. CAP is one of the largest highway construction programs ARDOT has conducted. The work is a...
  • Vigilantes With A Badge: Warrior Cops Endanger Our Lives And Freedoms

    08/31/2018 9:55:27 PM PDT · by vannrox · 55 replies
    Rutherford Institute ^ | 31AUG18 | John W. Whitehead
    “There are always risks in challenging excessive police power, but the risks of not challenging it are more dangerous, even fatal.” - Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century I have known a lot of good cops, I have defended a lot of good cops, and I have been fortunate to call a number of good cops friends. So when I say that warrior cops - hyped up on their own authority and the power of the badge - have not made America any safer or...
  • Chinese Communist Party Funds Washington Think Tanks

    08/25/2018 11:35:59 AM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 24, 2018 | Bill Gertz
    China's Communist Party is intensifying covert influence operations in the United States that include funding Washington think tanks and coercing Chinese Americans, according to a congressional commission report. The influence operations are conducted by the United Front Work Department, a Central Committee organ that employs tens of thousands of operatives who seek to use both overt and covert operations to promote Communist Party policies. The report said the Johns Hopkins School of Advance International Studies, a major foreign policy education and analysis institute, has received funding from Tung Chee-hwa, a vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the...
  • Chinese Communist Party Funds Washington Think Tanks

    08/24/2018 11:47:38 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 24, 2018 4:55 pm | Bill Gertz
    China's Communist Party is intensifying covert influence operations in the United States that include funding Washington think tanks and coercing Chinese Americans, according to a congressional commission report. The influence operations are conducted by the United Front Work Department, a Central Committee organ that employs tens of thousands of operatives who seek to use both overt and covert operations to promote Communist Party policies. The Party's United Front strategy includes paying several Washington think tanks with the goal influencing their actions and adopting positions that support Beijing's policies. "The [Chinese Communist Party] has sought to influence academic discourse on China...
  • Podesta Emailed Soros Foundation About Scalia Replacement On The Day He Died

    10/18/2016 7:56:13 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 40 replies
    twitter.com ^ | October 18, 2016
  • Liberal think tank run by Clinton ally Tanden hit for response to sexual harassment

    04/25/2018 5:15:00 PM PDT · by BBell · 8 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | 4/24/18 | Brooke Singman
    A top liberal think tank led by a Hillary Clinton ally has reportedly faced multiple internal allegations of sexual harassment, amid claims from former and current employees that top brass at the organization haven’t done enough to address it. BuzzFeed News reported Tuesday that the Center for American Progress, led by ex-Clinton adviser Neera Tanden and founded by former Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, has a history of sexual harassment claims. BuzzFeed obtained documents from 2016 that reportedly suggested a “chaotic” internal culture and pointed to “several incidents of sexual harassment against several members.” One document was an exit memo...
  • Liberal group with ties to Obama, Hillary calls to restrict overseas U.S. military voting

    02/13/2018 11:20:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Report recommends banning fax, email balloting to improve cybersecurityDENVER — After years of accusing states of “voter suppression,” the Center for American Progress wants to make it tougher for overseas military to vote in the name of election security. The left-wing public-policy group issued Monday a report, “Election Security in All 50 States,” that called for stricter standards to prevent cyber-meddling in elections by foreign governments, including banning military stationed abroad from submitting ballots via email or fax. One state that allows such vote-casting is Colorado. The center called on the state to “prohibit voters stationed or living overseas from...
  • Claims that capping SALT deductions violate Constitution are meritless

    01/30/2018 7:18:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 30, 2018 | Rob Natelson
    Some leading proponents of centralized federal power have caught that ole-time states’-rights religion.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, for example, has been a fervid defender of ObamaCare and other congressional programs invading traditional areas of state control. But, he says, Congress violated the rules of federalism when its new tax law capped income tax deductions for state and local taxes paid (SALT deductions).Are Cuomo and his allies correct? Does the Constitution require Congress to include SALT deductions in its income tax laws? ADVERTISEMENT The Constitution’s actual language does not say so. Some cite a 1985 speech by the late Senator Daniel...
  • LEAKED MEMO: DREAMers Are ‘Critical’ To Dems ‘Future Electoral Success’

    01/09/2018 5:05:27 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 95 replies
    LEAKED MEMO: DREAMers Are ‘Critical’ To Dems ‘Future Electoral Success’ Michael Bastasch 9:31 PM 01/08/2018 The Center For American Progress (CAP) Action Fund circulated a memo on Monday calling illegal immigrants brought here at a young age — so-called “Dreamers” — a “critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success.” The memo, co-authored by former Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri, was sent around to allies calling on Democrats to “refuse to offer any votes for Republican spending bills that do not offer a fix for Dreamers and instead appropriate funds to deport them.” President Donald Trump’s administration moved to...
  • There’s talk of capping 401(k) contributions at $2,400 per year

    10/20/2017 12:01:10 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 24 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 10/20/17 | Anne Tergesen
    Proposals floating around Washington to cap the amount that Americans can contribute before taxes to 401(k) plans and individual retirement accounts are unsettling professionals in the retirement industry. Republicans are looking for ways to generate revenue to support broad reductions in individual tax rates. One idea is to limit the amount of pretax money households can sock away for retirement saving. Such a move would likely generate significant political blowback but it hasn’t been explicitly ruled out, stirring worry among industry lobbyists.
  • Democracy Alliance: Soros Billionaires Club for Revolution

    01/25/2017 2:34:22 PM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 January 2017 | William F. Jasper
    Even as Democrats publicly and loudly decry corporatist political “dark money,” billionaire Democrats and other donors funnel hundreds of millions to radical and violent causes.   Barely a week had passed after Donald Trump’s historic upset in the November 8 presidential election, but some of the world’s richest individuals were already launching a counteroffensive. George Soros and his fellow deep-pocket funders of the Democratic Party and left-wing causes gathered with a lineup of party activists and luminaries from Hollywood, K Street, and Wall Street for a three-day “investment conference” (November 15-17) at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C....
  • BOMBSHELL: New evidence suggests Charlottesville was a complete SET-UP

    08/23/2017 7:51:01 AM PDT · by Hennible Cobb · 36 replies
    Allen B. West Website ^ | August 19, 2017 | Derrick Wilburn
    At least one law enforcement officer in Charlottesville, VA has come forward to clear his conscience and reveal the truth — or at least his version of it — that what went down in the city was not only condoned by city governance but was intentional, orchestrated and may have been planned as long ago as May. The as-yet unidentified police officer has said that the Charlottesville P.D. were specifically instructed to bring the radical left and right wing groups together to instigate violence and then to told to “stand down” once violence ensued in a deliberate effort to ignite...
  • The Russia Thing

    05/31/2017 9:06:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/31/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Does the answer to the media's witch hunt against President Trump lie in this comment from a Free Republic, “Freeper;” "Obama waited two weeks before the [Trump] inaugural to redo some areas of the White House…I am beginning to think these rooms were remodeled with the latest wiretapped/listening devices that can't be detect (sic) any sort of gadgets…It's very fishy!!!! President Trump needs to look into that remodeling matter and tear those walls apart if need be!" While at first blush the Freeper’s comment may suggest only conspiracy theory, further research signifies insight. Just before moving out of the White...
  • Icelandic Leftist Poisons Robert Spencer

    05/20/2017 12:40:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 16, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Last Thursday, I gave a lecture on the jihad threat at the Grand Hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland. Shortly thereafter, a young Icelandic Leftist registered his disapproval of what I said by poisoning me. It happened after the event, when my security chief, the organizers of the event, and Jihad Watch writer Christine Williams, who had also been invited to speak, went with me to a local restaurant to celebrate the success of the evening.  At this crowded Reykjavik establishment, I was quickly recognized. A young Icelander called me by name, shook my hand, and said he was a big fan....
  • Dark Days in May – The Deep State Coup to Overthrow Trump

    05/19/2017 7:47:19 PM PDT · by pboyington · 32 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 19, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    The Deep State, the mysterious cabal consisting of intelligence personnel, sundry government officials, high-ranking military officers and politicians is not something out of a Robert Ludlum novel; but most distressingly, a living, breathing, monstrously evil entity out for blood. The Deep State, a body of traitors, to America, to the American people, to American history is determined to assassinate Donald Trump, as they did to a young President in 1963. But, this time the murder of the President won’t be done by triangulated 7.62mm fire. This time the Deep State weapons of war are not rifles and bullets, but a...
  • This 16-Year-Old Girl Just Set A New Army Shooting Record

    04/06/2017 1:58:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | April 6, 2017 | BRIAN ADAM JONES
    The star shooter of North Salem Vikings Army JROTC in Oregon is 16-year-old Taylor Gibson. For three years, she’s been recognized as one of the best air rifle shooters in the country. Now, after an incredible performance at 2017 JROTC National Air Rifle Championship in Anniston, Alabama, Gibson has her gold medal, and set a new Army overall shooting record, according to a release from the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Gibson shot a 3×20 score of 597-48x, and left with a two-day overall score was 1290.1. According to guns.com, in order to have this score, Gibson could only have missed two...
  • Mattis seeks out Soros-funded think tanker for top Pentagon post

    03/22/2017 10:48:46 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 135 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 22, 2017 | Jordan Schachtel
    Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis wants to nominate a senior fellow at a Soros-funded think tank as undersecretary at the Pentagon, as the embattled Cabinet official continues to clash with the White House over prospective nominees. Politico reports that Mattis wants Rudy deLeon — a senior fellow at the far-left Center for American Progress (CAP) — to come on board as undersecretary for personnel and readiness. DeLeon previously served in the Clinton administration as deputy secretary of defense. During that time, Gen. Mattis served as his senior military assistant. DeLeon worked for Boeing as senior vice president from 2001 to...
  • Found notes may show Bush plan on Clarke

    03/31/2004 1:36:56 PM PST · by South40 · 111 replies · 265+ views
    UPI ^ | 3/31/04 | Pamela Hess
    WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- The White House was worried about the damaging testimony of a former counter-terrorism chief to a commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks last week but was trying to let the issue die on its own, according to Pentagon briefing notes found at a Washington coffee shop. "Stay inside the lines. We don't need to puff this (up). We need (to) be careful as hell about it," the handwritten notes say. "This thing will go away soon and what will keep it alive will be one of us going over the line." The notes were...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Dem Super-Lobbyist Podesta Got $170K To End US Sanctions On Russian Bank

    03/07/2017 4:59:08 AM PST · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | March 6, 2017 | Richard Pollock
    Democrat super-lobbyist Tony Podesta was paid $170,000 over a six-month period last year to represent Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank, seeking to end one of the Obama administration’s economic sanctions against that country, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group has learned. Podesta, founder and chairman of the Podesta Group, is listed as a key lobbyist on behalf of Sberbank, according to Senate lobbying disclosure forms. His firm received more than $24 million in fees in 2016, much of it coming from foreign governments, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.