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  • King George III speaks to Parliament of American rebellion, 1775

    10/27/2018 3:20:46 AM PDT · by gattaca · 16 replies
    History Channel ^ | October 27, 2018 | History Channel
    On this day in 1775, King George III speaks before both houses of the British Parliament to discuss growing concern about the rebellion in America, which he viewed as a traitorous action against himself and Great Britain. He began his speech by reading a “Proclamation of Rebellion” and urged Parliament to move quickly to end the revolt and bring order to the colonies. The king spoke of his belief that “many of these unhappy people may still retain their loyalty, and may be too wise not to see the fatal consequence of this usurpation, and wish to resist it, yet...
  • Team Trump is Protecting America’s Vital Manufacturing, Defense Industrial Base from Big Risks....

    10/11/2018 3:55:40 PM PDT · by caww · 3 replies
    White House ^ | 10/10/2018 | Peter Navarro Assistant to the President, Director of Trade and Industrial Policy
    America’s manufacturing and defense industrial base – vital to ensuring our national security – is under significant threat at a time when the military capabilities of China, Russia, and our other strategic competitors are growing. This is an enormously important issue that has received far less attention in the news media than it deserves. Fortunately, President Trump has long recognized that to be strong and secure our nation must be able to rely on U.S. companies to manufacture products needed for our national defense. He understands that we must never become dependent on foreign nations to design, produce and maintain...
  • Why Did Common Sense Die ?

    06/19/2018 6:48:04 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 49 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | June 19, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    As I watched a woman walking on the narrow shoulder of a busy highway with triplets in a stroller, looking annoyed that she has to deal with all this danger and traffic, I asked myself once again, “Whatever happened to common sense?” Then the question we never ask occurred to me: “WHY has common sense died?” In order to answer it, you first have to ask yourself: What IS common sense? Common sense is basically the application of simple reasoning to everyday life. Common sense is not enough for a complex area of specialization. You can’t use common sense to...
  • Seattle city council repeals "head tax" on city's big businesses

    06/12/2018 4:25:42 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 14 replies
    KOMO.com ^ | 6/12/18 | AP and KOMO
    Seattle leaders on Tuesday repealed a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks after a backlash from businesses, a stark reversal from a month ago when the City Council unanimously approved the effort to combat a growing homelessness crisis. The council voted 7-2 after supporters and opponents packed a meeting with signs saying, "Tax Amazon, housing for all" and "No tax on jobs," with some shouting for more time to discuss the issue. The vote showed Amazon's ability to aggressively push back on government taxes, especially in its affluent hometown where it's the largest employer and where some...
  • Where's the Common Sense in 'Common Sense' Gun Laws?

    03/29/2018 3:01:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2018 | Larry Elder
    Americans, many quite young, attended anti-gun violence rallies across the country. Many protesters demanded more federal "common-sense" gun control laws. But the push for common-sense gun laws lacks common sense, or at least perspective. The protests, sparked by the murders of 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, were billed as a "March for Our Lives." But according to criminologist James Alan Fox, over the last 25 years 10 students have died each year, on average, in school shootings. By contrast, every year about 300 Americans are struck by lightning. Most survive, but since 2000 an average of...
  • Snow squall causes 81-vehicle pileup on Ohio interstate [Quick! Blame the AAA!]

    03/15/2018 8:18:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/14/18 | T Fedschun
    A late-afternoon snow squall caused a massive 81-vehicle pileup on Interstate 71 in central Ohio on Tuesday, but no serious injuries were reported, police said.
  • President Trump Proposes Bonuses for Armed Teachers

    02/22/2018 2:09:35 PM PST · by 867V309 · 20 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 22 Feb 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    President Trump suggested bonuses for teachers who carry guns to defend themselves and their students as part of his push to address school safety.
  • How Banks Could Control Gun Sales if Washington Won’t

    02/20/2018 7:40:39 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 92 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Andrew Ross Sorkin
    What if the finance industry — credit card companies like Visa, Mastercard and American Express; credit card processors like First Data; and banks like JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo — were to effectively set new rules for the sales of guns in America? Collectively, they have more leverage over the gun industry than any lawmaker. And it wouldn’t be hard for them to take a stand. PayPal, Square, Stripe and Apple Pay announced years ago that they would not allow their services to be used for the sale of firearms.
  • Love those Irish!!!

    12/06/2017 2:49:19 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 19 replies
    email from a friend | 12/6/2017 | unknown
    Paddy was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place. Looking up to heaven he said, 'Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of me life and give up me Irish Whiskey!' Miraculously, a parking place appeared. Paddy looked up again and said, 'Never mind, I found one.' .......................................................   Father Murphy walks into a pub in Donegal, and asks the first man he meets, 'Do you want to go to heaven? The man...
  • ‘Pence rule’: How vice president steers clear of any sexual misconduct scandal

    11/29/2017 6:38:53 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 29, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    Vice President Mike Pence was roundly ridiculed when it was revealed that he makes an effort never to be alone with a woman who is not his wife, but the policy is looking less prudish and more sensible as accusations of sexual misconduct against powerful men proliferate. Accusations first surfaced last month against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and have since reverberated through Hollywood, the media and government at every level. On Wednesday, Matt Lauer, a longtime host of NBC’s “Today,” and Minnesota Public Radio’s Garrison Keillor were fired by their respective organizations amid accusations of improper behavior. Joseph Backholm, president...
  • I Learned More at McDonald’s Than at College

    08/22/2017 8:59:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/22/17 | Olivia Legaspi
    Here’s what I was told during my freshman orientation at Haverford College: Ask for help when you need it. Speak up when you feel uncomfortable. Place your own well-being above all other concerns. In short, the school was ready to protect me from any personal slights or hurt feelings I might suffer. What counted as a personal slight or similar offense was up to me to define. This surprised me. It surprised me because at McDonald’s, where I worked before I started school, acting in this way would have probably cost me my job, a job I needed in order...
  • Common Sense Uncommon in Washington

    08/08/2017 10:18:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    "Sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like; normal native intelligence." -- Dictionary.com's definition of common sense. Sometimes what used to be called "common sense" can seem radical in Washington, which is used to practicing senseless policies and funding programs that don't work. Immigration is a perfect example. Everyone says the system is broken. There have been no substantive policy changes since the '60s, but until last week few had put forth a sensible and credible plan for fixing what ails it. Thanks to Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA), we now have...
  • The left's maniacal war on common sense

    07/17/2017 11:21:09 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 07/16/2017 | David Kupelian
    Exclusive: David Kupelian highlights startling pattern of perversity, insanity, destructiveness! A major crime wave is ravaging your neighborhood – not only frequent break-ins and burglaries, but armed robberies, assaults and even murders. What do you do? Do you arm yourself and make sure your doors are locked at night and add a security system? Or … do you intentionally leave your doors unlocked and post a large, brightly lit sign saying, “Welcome criminals and psychopaths. There’s a lot of money in here, women too. The doors are unlocked and we are unarmed”? In today’s America, one of the two major...
  • Sheriff: Be Armed, Be Mentally Prepared, Make Terrorists Defend Their Lives for a Change

    06/10/2017 6:58:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/9/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Florida’s Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey is urging law-abiding Americans to arm up, get familiar with their firearm, and be ready to make terrorists worry about defending their own lives, for a change. Ivey made these comments in a video he posted to Facebook in reaction to the horrendous attacks on unarmed, law-abiding Londoners. Looking at terror attacks around the world, Ivey observed: Terrorists and active shooters are using every weapon available to target citizens. Guns, knives, trucks, hammers, and even explosives have all become the weapon of choice for murderers who only have one goal–killing innocent and law-abiding citizens....
  • Canada's Bill C-16: Transgenderism and the Loss of Common Sense

    04/28/2017 4:47:15 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/28/17 | Martin Tampier
    If our MPs are unable to grasp the simple concepts explained below, rightly discerning what really are facts and fiction Bill C-16 is intended to add the terms “gender identity” and “gender expression” to the Canadian Human Rights Act. The Bill also “amends the Criminal Code to extend the protection against hate propaganda set out in that Act to any section of the public that is distinguished by gender identity or expression,” leading many to believe it will lead to a severe restriction of open public discourse on this topic once the bill is passed. Forty Conservative members of parliament...
  • Who runs CommonSenseEvaluation?

    03/24/2017 4:57:01 PM PDT · by ptsal · 13 replies
    Ownership of CommonSenseEvaluation.com
  • Trump Drops Defense of Obama Guidelines on Transgender Students

    02/12/2017 2:40:02 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 50 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 11, 2017 | LIAM STACK
    The Trump administration has dropped the federal government’s challenge to a nationwide injunction issued last year that blocked the fulfillment of Obama administration guidelines stating that transgender students’ access to bathrooms and other gender-segregated school facilities was protected under existing federal civil rights law. The injunction was issued in August by Judge Reed O’Connor of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas as part of a lawsuit filed by more than a dozen states over the Obama administration’s position that Title IX, the federal law that bans sex discrimination in schools, protects transgender students. Under that interpretation,...
  • ‘Trump makes sense to a grocery store owner’ [Interview with "Black Swan" author]

    02/08/2017 12:57:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hindu ^ | January 29, 2017 | Suhasini Haidar
    Economist-mathematician Nassim Nicholas Taleb contends that there is a global riot against pseudo-experts After predicting the 2008 economic crisis, the Brexit vote, the U.S. presidential election and other events correctly, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the Incerto series on global uncertainties, which includes The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, is seen as something of a maverick and an oracle. Equally, the economist-mathematician has been criticised for advocating a “dumbing down” of the economic system, and his reasoning for U.S. President Donald Trump and global populist movements. In an interview in Jaipur, Taleb explains why he thinks the...
  • Reverting paved roads to UNpaved status

    02/06/2017 4:05:45 PM PST · by Lorianne · 68 replies
    Alabama News ^ | 24 January 2017 | Tim Lennox
    One place it has been done is Butler County, Alabama Some cities and counties in the U.S. are avoiding the cost of repaving roads by converting them to unpaved roads. Among the municipalities in the report is Butler County Alabama, which is listed as having 250 Miles of unpaved roads and spending- $4-Million a year on roads. The county officials say the decision to covert a road from paved to unpaved was made because it was the most cost effective way to deal with a problem road. The report does not identify the road. In some cases, officials just let...
  • To GOP: Repeal Obamacare and DON’T replace

    01/09/2017 9:29:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/09/17 | A. Dru Kristenev
    The catastrophe of ObamaCare was and is complete Plain and simple, the PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) must be repealed utterly, no replacement or residual “good idea” left to haunt us. This is stated emphatically for the following reasons and I pray that Congress, particularly the republicans, are listening to the people and not to polls purposely skewed by the misleading, malpracticing media. It doesn’t take someone who has worked in healthcare to understand the overwhelming disaster that has been ObamaCare although I’m one who has, so it behooves us to go back to the beginning… why people...