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  • Is this a PLANNED Immigrant Children Crisis?

    06/20/2018 10:38:25 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 53 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 6/20/2018 | Mr. K the KnowItAll
    The sudden and overwhelming media attention given to the Child Immigrant 'crisis' does not match with any known event. There was nothing that happened that suddenly made people look at this, except... THE IG REPORT. This has gotten the IG report off the front page of all the major media, and they have recruited all the usual suspects to go full bore. They've even brought out... PETER FONDA (who? you might ask? exactly) This looks like they contacted everyone and said "The day after the IG report all we are going to talk about is Child Immigration"
  • Senate: Two-Tiered Justice System in FBI Clinton/Trump Investigations

    06/18/2018 4:30:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies ^ | June 18, 2018 | Sara Carter
    Had Horowitz not discovered the anti-Trump texts between Strzok and Page, they would still be investigating the Trump campaign IG confirms his office is handling investigation into Comey’s leaking of personal memos to his friend and the New York Times There was a clear breakdown in the FBI culture, with senior agents being wined and dined by reporters Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA) of the Senate Judiciary Committee outlined the stark double standard at Monday’s much anticipated hearing on the FBI’s handling of its investigations into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server for government business and the bureau’s highly partisan...
  • A Doctor Worth His Salt

    06/18/2018 8:30:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/18/18 | Unk
    Hat Tip: karinsue 1 A woman went to the emergency room where she was seen by a young, new doctor. After about 3 minutes in the examination room the doctor told her she was pregnant. She burst out of the room and ran down the corridor screaming. An older doctor stopped her and asked what the problem was. After listening to her story he calmed her down and sat her in another room. Then the doctor marched down the hallway to the first doctor's room. "What the hell's wrong with you?" he demanded. "This woman is 68 years old, she...
  • Don't Let "Child Immigrants" take the IG REPORT off the Front Page

    06/18/2018 5:55:44 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 25 replies ^ | 6/18/2018 | Mr.K the Know-it-all
    Children of ILLEGAL immigrants have been seperated from their parents WHILE THE PARENTS WERE IN JAIL since 2002. Democrats, under Bush (the increasingly shrub-like) 2, passed this into law. It is 16 years old. Trump did not just start doing this. Obama did the same thing for 8 years. What suddently made this issue deserve 24/7 news coverage? NOTHING. Except as a means to distract from talking about the IG report.
  • Iowa’s Employment Problem: Too Many Jobs, Not Enough People

    06/17/2018 6:17:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 1, 2018 | Shayndi Raice and Eric Morath
    MASON CITY, Iowa—Manufacturers in northern Iowa are begging Terry Schumaker for freshly trained workers for their factories. The problem is he doesn’t have enough students to train. “It’s not like we have the people beating down our door to apply,” said Mr. Schumaker, a dean at the North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City. It is a problem playing out in many parts of the Midwest, a region with lower unemployment and higher job-opening rates than the rest of the country. Employers, especially in more rural areas, are finding that there are just too few workers. That upends a...
  • Quick lesson on speakin' when eatin' in Korea (Or in a Korean restaurant)

    06/17/2018 5:41:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | June 18, 2018 | Ted Adamson
    So you want to go out in town and try out a restaurant your friends told you about? Well, Here's some helpful tips on how to order, even if your Korean speaking skills are limited. Meats: When you go out to eat at a Korean restaurant with meat as the main dish, you will want to order a bit differently than you would at an American restaurant. Of course, if you are ordering a steak or a hamburger it is no different. However, if you are ordering meat to be grilled at your table you will normally order by the...
  • Oh, come on! Nobody's that bad!

    06/17/2018 12:50:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Rocket Miner ^ | June 16, 2018 | Dave Simpson, Guest Columnist
    I once worked in close proximity to a woman who never had one good thing to say about her low-down, deplorable cur of an ex-husband. Not one good thing. Every day there seemed to be some new piece of evidence of why this guy was a despicable worm, unfit to walk among decent folk, an indictment on the male gender in general. You could mention the nice weather to this person, and somehow, before you knew it, she had turned the conversation around to yet more evidence that her ex-husband deserved to be locked up. I never met the guy,...
  • Salon Writer Recommends Shunning Friends and Family Who Support Trump

    06/17/2018 12:08:14 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 68 replies
    Louder With Crowder ^ | June 15, 2018 | Corey Stallings
    Here’s a shocker. Leftists aren’t all too crazy about riders of the Trump train. Progressive types are known for denying MAGA people real estate transactions. Banning them from their concerts. Attempting to crater their skulls with 2x4s. Then there’s this. A writer over at salon is recommending you shun all of your Trump-loving friends and family until they repent. Yeah, for reals: "If you have friends or relatives who support Donald Trump you should confront them. Explain to them that they are complicit with Trump’s cruelty and sadism. Then communicate that you will no longer speak with them, nor will...
  • 13 cooking tips and tricks for making the juiciest, tastiest pork chops

    06/16/2018 7:19:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Today ^ | June 1, 2018 | Megan O. Steintrager
    If you've ever tried (and failed) to cook the juiciest, best tasting pork chops, the first thing you need to do is give up any notions you might have about pork being "the other white meat," as it was marketed in the fat-phobic 1980s. "To me, a lean pork chop is the saddest possible thing," Samin Nosrat, cooking teacher and author of the James Beard Award-winning cookbook "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking," told TODAY Food. "The challenge of those tender cuts [like pork chops] is retaining that tenderness after you cook them," Nosrat explained. "In...
  • Rob Reiner Shreds Robert De Niro for His ‘F– Trump’ Outburst: ‘You’re Helping Trump’

    06/16/2018 6:32:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Wrap ^ | June 16, 2018 | Umberto Gonzalez
    Rob Reiner, a director and longtime advocate for liberal Democratic causes in Hollywood, ripped into Robert De Niro for his “F— Trump” outburst at last Sunday’s Tony Awards, calling the foul-mouthed speech counterproductive. “If you have any interest in trying to preserve the democracy, and put it in the hands of somebody who understands government, who isn’t self-dealing, who cares about this country and the people in this country, then you’re helping Trump,” Reiner said in an interview earlier this week on The Hill’s “Rising” TV show with co-hosts Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton. “You’re helping Trump by saying ‘F—...
  • Project Wing returning to Virginia to test appetite for real world drone delivery service

    06/16/2018 11:54:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | June 14, 2018 | Jacob Demmitt
    Backyards around Virginia — possibly in Wise, Loudoun, Montgomery and Roanoke counties — are poised to serve as the next proving grounds for drone delivery technology, as Google’s sister company prepares to return stateside after nearly a year of testing in Australia. But this time Project Wing says the experiments are less about whether or not it has the ability to airdrop deliveries onto your lawn in a matter of minutes — it already knows it can do that. The question now: Do people want it? “The reality is the technology has come a long way. We’ve done extensive testing,...
  • D.C. Area Witches Unite for Gun Control, Hurl Curses at the NRA

    06/16/2018 9:56:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies ^ | June 15, 2018
    Gun control advocates can now boast of a new group of allies joining their dubious coalition: witches. It kind of makes sense. We all know that gun control is based mainly on magical thinking. Its advocates, after all, ask us to believe we’re just a few more “commonsense safety measures” away from a world in which evil people who are otherwise determined to kill others refrain from doing so for fear they might violate a gun control law somewhere along the way. A related premise is that gun control advocates hold the keys to ending violent behavior once and for...
  • 'We're so far away': The Cowboys are in a fight against time, mediocrity

    06/15/2018 7:10:18 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 14, 2018 | Charles Robinson
    FRISCO, Texas – At one point this week, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott sat back at his locker and pulled a large box to his lap, flipping the top open and pulling out a crisp Stetson cowboy hat. Without removing the plastic wrapping, he pulled the brim down over his forehead and smiled. A perfect fit. One of the few for the Cowboys in this week’s minicamp, which may have been summed up most accurately by head coach Jason Garrett when he said the team (and the offense in particular) is nowhere near a finished product. “We’re so far away,”...
  • FLASHBACK: Comey Threatens ‘HUGE TROUBLE’ for FBI Agents Who Use GMAIL

    06/15/2018 6:47:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies ^ | June 14, 2018 | Hannity Staff
    Former FBI Director James Comey found himself in hot-water Thursday after the IG report detailed his repeated use of a private gmail account to conduct bureau business; raising serious questions over his decision regarding Hillary’s private email server. According to CNBC, Comey was singing a different tune in the summer of 2016, when he threatened FBI agents with “huge trouble” should they use private email accounts to transfer FBI-related emails, even with fellow colleagues. “If I did what Hillary Clinton did I’d be in huge trouble,” asked an FBI employee. “If you used a personal email, Gmail or if you...
  • Goodlatte: Time for Strzok to come out of hiding, appear as witness or we’re coming for you

    06/15/2018 7:41:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | June 15, 2018 | Frieda Powers
    Congressional committees are warning FBI agent Peter Strzok that they are coming for him if the Justice Department won’t make him available as a witness. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte said his committee will subpoena Strzok if an agreement is not reached for him to testify. Goodlatte and House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy appeared on Fox News’ “Special Report” to discuss the findings of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’ report on the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, which was released Thursday. Gowdy called it a “dark day” for the FBI and the Department of Justice after...
  • Rapper Drakes Father Tells Ladies To Stay Out Of Dudes Hotel Rooms! Good Advice Or No?

    06/15/2018 6:58:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 51 replies
    Morning Soto ^ | June 15, 2018 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Rapper Drakes Father Tells Ladies To Stay Out Of Dudes Hotel Rooms! Good Advice Or No?
  • IG Finds FBI Agents “Willingness” To Damage Trump Presidency

    06/14/2018 3:01:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies ^ | 06/14/2018 5:51 PM EST | Sara Carter
    Comey Blasted By Inspector General As 'Insubordinate" Former FBI Director James Comey was blasted by Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s office for his actions during the bureau’s ‘midyear’ investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct government business and the investigation found evidence that other members of the FBI deliberately took official action in an attempt to keep President Donald Trump from holding elected office. Horowitz’s 500 page report, a summary of which was obtained by this reporter and other news outlets, also gave extensive and in-depth details of the dis-function within the bureau...
  • The King and the Fisherman........

    06/14/2018 8:42:34 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/14/18 | Unk
    The king wanted to go fishing, and he asked the royal weather forecaster the forecast for the next few hours. The palace meteorologist assured him that there was no chance of rain. So the king and the queen went fishing. On the way he met a man with a fishing pole riding on a donkey, and he asked the man if the fish were biting. The fisherman said, "Your Majesty, you should return to the palace! In just a short time I expect a huge rain storm." The king replied: "I hold the palace meteorologist in high regard. He is...
  • Bitcoin Might Be No More by 2020 If Its Power Consumption Is Not Dealt With

    06/14/2018 7:42:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | May 20, 2018 | Janna Dela Cruz
    Bitcoin could be the money of the future — unless it continues to operate in the same way that it currently does. A new study authored by economist and data consultant Alex de Vries has painted a horrifying picture of a few months from now with the cryptocurrency growing as rapidly as it does at the moment. As per the research, keeping the Bitcoin business up and running by the end of this year would mean using 7.67 gigawatts of power, which is one two-hundredth of all the electricity used on the planet. In its current form, the Bitcoin network...
  • If You Want Trump's Tax Returns Repeal Obama's first XO

    06/13/2018 5:53:28 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 14 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 6/13/2018 | Mr. K the KnowItAll
    Never Trumpers are still using the excuse that Trump "won't release his taxes" I have been telling them he doesn't have to now (that he is president). Obama's very first act as president was to HIDE ALL HIS RECORDS with an executive order sealing all "Presidential Records" you can read it for yourself here: So... Trumps records are sealed. I don't even think Mueller can ask for them. (ha ha !!)