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  • "TSA" - A Crude Country Song (NSFW!), by Yours Truly

    05/25/2016 1:27:14 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 3 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 5/25/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    This song is seriously Not Safe For Work (unless you work for the TSA, in which case blast it). For a free MP3 download of "TSA" click either here or here.
  • Re-Tribalizing America

    05/25/2016 12:44:02 PM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    American Conservative ^ | May 25, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    So this happened: Milo Yiannopoulos’ event at DePaul University had to be cut short Tuesday night after protesters stormed the stage, blew whistles, grabbed the microphone out of the interviewer’s hand, and threatened to punch Yiannopoulos in the face. Watch the video clip here. More from the Breitbart story: Yiannopoulos attempted to continue the event, but protesters refused to leave the stage and the group of security guards (which DePaul forced both the organisers and Breitbart to pay for) refused to intervene.
  • 11 states sue over federal transgender directive

    05/25/2016 11:50:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2016 2:40 PM EDT
    Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over a new directive about transgender students in public schools. The lawsuit announced Tuesday also includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia. The challenge follows a federal directive to U.S. schools this month to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. …
  • Clinton Releases Plan to Dissolve U.S. Border Within 100 Days

    05/25/2016 11:14:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/25/2016 | JULIA HAHN
    Below are just a few of the extreme immigration positions held by Clinton. (1) Expanding Unconstitutional Executive Amnesty "You can count on me to defend President Obama's executive actions on DACA and DAPA when I am president," Clinton said, referring to Obama's 2012 (DACA) and 2014 (DAPA) executive amnesties, which gave work permits and access to federal benefits to millions of illegal immigrants. (2) Amnesty Within 100 Days Clinton has pledged to enact amnesty within her first 100 days in office. As NBC recently reported: "If elected, the former secretary of state has promised to build on President Obama's executive...
  • Feds Order Colleges to Stop Checking Criminal/School Discipline History Because it Discriminates

    05/25/2016 10:54:26 AM PDT · by detective · 58 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | MAY 20, 2016
    Truncated title. Full title: Feds Order Colleges to Stop Checking Criminal/School Discipline History Because it Discriminates Against Minorities The Obama administration has ordered the nation’s colleges and universities to stop asking applicants about criminal and school disciplinary history because it discriminates against minorities. Institutions are also being asked to offer those with criminal records special support services such as counseling, mentoring and legal aid once enrolled. The government’s official term for these perspective students is “justice-involved individuals” and the new directive aims to remove barriers to higher education for the overwhelmingly minority population that’s had encounters with the law or...
  • Grizzly-polar bear hybrid is shot dead in Canada, raising new global warming fears

    05/25/2016 10:33:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 25, 2016 | By Rob Crilly
    When a young Inuit hunter took aim with his rifle he thought he had spotted a polar bear or an Arctic fox in northern Canada. But the photographs of his kill posted on social media by Didji Ishalook, 25, have sparked feverish interest among scientists and a fascinated public. "They're saying it's a grizzly-polar bear hybrid," he said. Mr Ishalook had actually shot a rare cross between the two species, who normally live in very different climates. Determining whether it is a grolar or a prizzly will have to wait for the results of DNA testing. But its existence adds...
  • Anti-Gun Film(katie BS)

    05/25/2016 8:13:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 5/24/2016 | Bob Owens
    Producer Katie Couric and Director Stephanie Soechtig stand accused of doctoring the responses of a group of participants in their anti-gun propaganda film, Under the Gun. If substantiated, the claim will destroy Couric’s reputation as a journalist and Soechtig’s reputation as a director. It appears that the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) participants have the evidence in the form of audio from the interview that substantiates their claims.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 25,2016

    05/25/2016 8:12:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 91 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | May 25,2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon & 3PM Eastern Time, at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com or Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Join This Ping List Now! E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963, Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.< Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join This Ping List! < AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of...
  • Why Some Republicans Are Publicly Bucking Their Party On LGBT Rights

    05/25/2016 8:08:04 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/24/2016 | Amber Phillips
    To the casual observer, it would seem that gay rights falls neatly on the political spectrum. Democrats champion bills that aim to protect LGBT people from discrimination, and Republicans increasingly propose and pass ones aimed to protect the religiously devout. But there's growing evidence that Republicans in Congress and across the country are sidestepping the more controversial religious protection and bathroom bills and, in some cases, embracing LGBT non-discrimination laws instead.... And more broadly, Republicans in Congress, Southern-state governors and a business community that usually aligns with the GOP seem to be eschewing some of the more controversial religious freedom...
  • The American Dream and Restoring its Promise

    05/25/2016 7:31:15 AM PDT · by fingers_crossed · 6 replies
    TheMainStreetView ^ | 5/25/2016 | Mainstreeter
    The American dream is given its name in 1931 James Truslow Adams defined the American Dream in his book, The Epic of America. He wrote, “The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.”
  • Ohio Valedictorian Defies Controversy: Leads Class in Lord's Prayer [VIDEO]

    05/25/2016 6:48:47 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 35 replies
    CBN News ^ | 5-24-2016
    The 70-year tradition of singing the Lord's Prayer during a high school graduation was nearly eliminated by the nation's largest atheist group. The valedictorian chose to deliver it anyway. Traditionally, the Lord's Prayer was sung by East Liverpool's choir and was considered a significant part of their graduation ceremony. When the Freedom Foundation for Separation of Church and State claimed East Liverpool school's tradition was a violation, school administrators chose to oblige their wishes, cancelling the song, avoiding a legal battle. Larry Walton, school board president said the decision not to fight against the atheist group was a basic matter...
  • Glenn Beck makes admission to CNN: ‘I’ve been wrong about Donald Trump every step of the way!’

    05/25/2016 6:28:22 AM PDT · by IChing · 92 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 5/24/16 | John Binder
    Glenn Beck admitted that he’s been wrong every step of the way about Donald Trump this presidential election cycle. Beck went on CNN to discuss a possible jump aboard Trump’s candidacy, despite calling him a “pathological narcissistic sociopath.” He told host Alisyn Camerota that “Unlike some politicians I say what I mean and mean what I say.” “I’m not suddenly in love with Donald Trump or a supporter of Donald Trump,” Beck said, while also saying that he’s not endorsing anyone in the race. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tx was the first politician he had ever endorsed. “I will tell you...
  • DePaul College Republicans: Response Of Campus Security ‘Utterly Shameful’

    05/25/2016 6:13:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/24/2016 | Allum Bokhari
    What happened tonight at our Milo Yiannopoulos event is a sad verdict on the American campus today. We wanted to put on a good event; bring some new perspectives to the modern issues of our day and have some fun. Regrettably, militant protestors decided to hijack the event. Loud whistles, threats of violence and straight up suppression of speech. There was no discourse, no Q&A, just fascism. Additionally, DePaul security’s response to the thuggery was utterly shameful. We spent thousands of dollars and countless hours to get the proper security and put this event on, but when security was actually...
  • Country Is On Its Deathbed, Obama Has Placed It There: “A Treasonous Weakening of our Defenses

    05/25/2016 5:51:58 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 5/24/2016 | Jerimiah Johnson
    We have all seen the buildup of U.S. and NATO troops facing Russia’s western border and the steady push by those two groups in conjunction with the MIC and the IMF to enter the world into a new Cold War against Russia. Some of the equipment is pretty impressive, such as the U.S.S. Admiral Zumwalt that has just been rolled off of the assembly line. But there is an interesting point I wish to make that you may have seen. Did you notice that in terms of effectiveness, the U.S. military has had its hands tied behind its back in...
  • Senate Robs Vets of Millions to Resettle Afghan interpreters – Now They’re Looking to do it Again!

    05/25/2016 5:32:21 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 17 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 5/24/2016 | Tim Brown
    In what can only be described as a disgusting move on the part of the united States Senate, they took money from cuts to military veterans in the 2016 budget in order to fund the resettlement of Afghan interpreters to the united States. The Special Immigrant Visa program allows Afghan interpreters who aide the U.S. government to get out of harm's way by resettling in the United States, and last year the Senate authorized a major expansion of the program. The $336 million price tag of the expansion fell on U.S. military veterans in the form of increased pharmacy co-pays,...
  • Milo Mayhem: Activists Storm Stage, Threaten Milo at DePaul Event

    05/25/2016 4:37:45 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 May 2016 | Breitbart Tech
    Milo Yiannopoulos’ event at DePaul University had to be cut short Tuesday night after protesters stormed the stage, blew whistles, grabbed the microphone out of the interviewer’s hand, and threatened to punch Yiannopoulos in the face.
  • Court says 2nd Amendment doesn’t trump NJ’s strict gun laws

    05/24/2016 10:16:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 57 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | May 24, 2016 | Dan Alexander
    A Bergen County man has lost his bid to fight the confiscation of his guns and ammunition following a domestic violence arrest and charges that he had high-capacity magazines and hollow-point ammunition. An appellate decision on Tuesday upheld a Superior Court judge’s earlier ruling that Arthur Vinogradsky was no longer qualified to be a gun owner even though the charges against him were eventually dropped. It’s the latest example of New Jersey’s gun-control laws, which are among the strictest in the nation. In New Jersey, residents must apply to their local police departments to obtain permits to buy, own or...
  • Glenn Beck Blasts Matt Drudge for Bias Against Hillary: ‘How Can We Complain to Facebook About Bias

    05/24/2016 8:11:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 89 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/24/16 | Rebecca Mansour
    Glenn Beck once again blasted critics of his full-throated defense of Facebook – this time by calling out Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report for being biased against Hillary Clinton. Beck has been attacking Facebook’s conservative critics ever since the damage control meeting he and 16 other conservatives had with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week following reports from several Facebook whistleblowers that the site’s news curators actively suppress conservative stories in their “trending” news section while simultaneously boosting the signal of leftwing causes like Black Lives Matter. Beck, who has become Zuckerberg’s staunchest defender on the right, took to...
  • Random Audits for Homeschoolers?

    05/24/2016 3:31:33 PM PDT · by Sopater · 76 replies
    HSLDA ^ | 5/24/2016 | HSLDA Staff
    Homeschool families in Clinton County, Kentucky, were surprised to see themselves mentioned in their local paper as a topic of discussion during the recent school board meeting. On May 18, the Clinton County News reported that local school officials intend to conduct random audits of area homeschool families this summer because they want to “ensure that all children in our county are getting a rigorous and effective education.” Home School Legal Defense Association opposes any such audits as unconstitutional. We are also troubled by what appears to be the underlying motivation for this proposed meddling by school officials: money. During...
  • Are We Still A Nation of Laws?

    05/24/2016 2:33:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 24, 2016 | NICHOLAS SENZ
    Recent weeks have seen a sudden slew of bureaucratic and judicial action on the question of public accommodation of self-identified transgendered individuals. In one of the latest moves, a decision from the Fourth Federal Circuit struck down a Virginia school board ruling that children must use the bathroom corresponding to their biological sex. As Hadley Arkes notes, one of the ruling judges argued that while the text of the Civil Rights Act barred discrimination based on sex, that text could now be interpreted to preclude discrimination based on “gender,” a term the modern use of which would have been...
  • A Letter to a Bernie-or-Bust Voter, I get it. I was just like you once

    05/24/2016 1:43:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Slate Magazine ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Darby Saxbe
    In the year 2000, fresh out of college, I cast my second-ever presidential election vote for Ralph Nader. Now, 16 years later, I look back on my young, Nader-voting self and see plenty of parallels with the college students who are feeling the Bern. Hillary Clinton is a wonkish, often uninspiring candidate, just as Al Gore was. And Bernie, as Nader did, promises to dial back the influence of big-money corporate donors and bring about real change. He even has Bill Murray, Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon, and Eddie Vedder on his side. But if Bernie splinters the left and erodes...
  • Transgender Group Calls on Hillary Clinton to Answer Questions

    05/24/2016 1:22:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    TIME ^ | May 24, 2016 | by Charlotte Alter
    A transgender rights organization is calling out Hillary Clinton for failing to complete a trans-focused questionnaire it distributed to the presidential candidates. Trans United Fund, the first tax-exempt political advocacy group to focus specifically on transgender issues, announced Monday that both Clinton and Bernie Sanders had committed to completing the survey, but that only Sanders' campaign had filled it out. They also sent presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's campaign the questionnaire, but did not receive a response. The Clinton campaign called the TUF to say that the survey was too long and the campaign couldn't complete it on time. The...
  • It's all about California: Clinton hopes to avoid ending primary season with an epic loss

    05/24/2016 12:50:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2016 | By Abby Phillip and Anne Gearan
    There is a real chance that Hillary Clinton will have clinched a majority of delegates, and the Democratic nomination, before polls close in the California primary late in the evening of June 7. But losing one of the country's most diverse and Democratic states to Bernie Sanders would be such a damaging way to end this tumultuous primary season that Clinton is planning to spend millions there over the next two weeks. This isn't exactly what Clinton had hoped to be doing as her party's July convention in Philadelphia approaches. Clinton has deployed a massive effort to keep a once-loyal...
  • Tracking kids via microchip

    05/24/2016 12:44:04 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 45 replies
    NBC WFLA ^ | 05/13/2016 | Melanie Michael
    "“If it’ll save my kid, there’s no stuff that’s too extreme,” she told us. “Micro-chipping would be an extra layer of protection, if something bad does happen.” However, Steffany is in the minority, when it comes to the Tampa Bay Moms Group in which she’s involved. “I’m definitely the odd mom out,” she told us. “But, I stand by my opinion. I think Microchipping, is a good thing.” The topic has come up from time to time within the popular group of Bay Area mothers, and Steffany’s stance on the controversial issue has been extremely unpopular, she admits. She maintains...
  • Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database

    05/24/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by rarestia · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May. 24, 2016 | MARINA STARLEAF RIKER
    Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country. Most people entered in the "Rap Back" database elsewhere in the U.S. are those in "positions of trust," such as school teachers and bus drivers, said Stephen Fischer of the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Hawaii could be the first state to add gun owners. "I don't like the idea of us being entered into a database. It basically tells us that they know where...
  • Hillary: Bill Clinton Will Be In Charge Of “Revitalizing The Economy”

    05/24/2016 10:02:58 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 46 replies
    Conservative Headlines ^ | Hunter Wallace
    I’m surprised she would come right out and say this: “In an election year when Bill Clinton’s policies and personal indiscretions have faced intense scrutiny, Hillary Clinton is beginning to shape the role her husband would play in her administration, zeroing in on economic growth and job creation as crucial missions for the former president. Mrs. Clinton told voters in Kentucky on Sunday that Mr. Clinton would be “in charge of revitalizing the economy, because, you know, he knows how to do it,” especially “in places like coal country and inner cities.” Earlier this month, she told West Virginians that...
  • NC school district does away with valedictorians: ‘Competition has become very unhealthy’

    05/24/2016 9:55:25 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 34 replies
    EAG News ^ | 5/20/2016 | Victor Skinner
    CARY, N.C. – The Wake County school board believes the decades long tradition of naming class valedictorians and salutatorians creates “unhealthy competition,” so they voted to end the practice. Board members voted unanimously Tuesday to ban high school principals from recognizing the top students with the titles and move to the Latin system that uses designations including cum laude, magna cum laude and summa cum laude starting in 2018, The News Observer reports. “We have heard from many, many schools that the competition has become very unhealthy,” board chairman Tom Benton told the news site. “Students were not collaborating with...
  • Explaining Hillary Clinton's Lost Ground in the Polls

    05/24/2016 9:20:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 24, 2016 | by Nate Cohn
    A month ago, Hillary Clinton had a big lead in national and battleground state polls. Today, she has a modest lead at best. A few surveys even show Donald Trump ahead. What happened? What's clear is that Mrs. Clinton's challenge isn't totally superficial. Just 20% of Mr. Sanders's supporters have a favorable view of Mrs. Clinton in the most recent NY Times/CBS News survey, while 47% have an unfavorable one. These numbers are not too different from the "anyone but Trump" voters in March. Then, The NY Times/CBS survey found that just 17% of Republican primary voters who didn't support...
  • SHOWDOWN: EU Vows To Use New Powers To Block All Elected ‘Far Right’ Populists From Power

    05/24/2016 9:14:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 24, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    The President of the unelected executive arm of the European Union (EU) has vowed to block all right wing populists from power across the continent, shortly after acquiring the power to exert “far-reaching sanctions” on elected governments.
  • It’s too easy for legal guns to get into illegal hands (barf alert)

    05/24/2016 9:14:45 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 24 may 2016
    Just how easy it is for a legally owned gun to turn into a crime gun — and how hard it is to trace the path — was made clear in Sunday’s Sun-Times as Frank Main reported how a gun stolen from an ex-Chicago cop was used to shoot three Chicago Police officers on the West Side. The ex-cop kept a .40 caliber Glock Model 22 handgun at a relative’s home in unincorporated Palatine until, police said, it was stolen by a cable TV installer who said he put it into his company truck. From there it somehow traveled to...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 24,2016

    05/24/2016 8:40:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 80 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | May 24,2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon & 3PM Eastern Time, at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com or Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Join This Ping List Now! E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963, Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.< Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join This Ping List! < AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of...
  • Colonel Allen West Talks to AIM About Black Lives Matter

    05/24/2016 8:37:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 24, 2016 | Alex Nitzberg
    The Black Lives Matter movement is a tool used by the left to maintain their "…90 percent plus hold on the black political electorate," according to Colonel Allen West. "I think that their whole existence is just a liberal progressive socialist movement to make sure that they keep the black community on the 21st century economic plantation that’s been created by the left." While the organization purports to protest societal discrimination and violence against black Americans, Colonel West exposed the movement's hypocrisy by noting its profound silence on a multitude of issues wreaking havoc in black communities. "If it really...
  • Prager: A Response to My Conservative #NeverTrump Friends

    05/24/2016 7:37:22 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 62 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 5-24-2016 | Dennis Prager
    Nine reasons why a conservative should prefer a Trump presidency to a Democrat presidency. When you differ from people you admire, you have to question yourself. After all, what is the purpose of admiring people if they aren't capable of influencing you? So, I have had to challenge my position -- stated since the outset of the Republican presidential debates -- that if Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, I will vote for him over Hillary Clinton, or any Democrat for that matter. I devoted many hours of radio and many columns to criticizing Trump. His virtually assured nomination has...
  • Primed to fight the government

    05/24/2016 7:26:16 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 21 May 2016 | Kevin Sullivan
    Deep in the heart of a vast U.S. military training ground, surrounded by spent shotgun shells and juniper trees blasted to shreds, the Central Oregon Constitutional Guard was conducting its weekly firearms training. “The intent is to be able to work together and defend ourselves if we need to,” said Soper, 40, a building contractor who is an emerging leader in a growing national movement rooted in distrust of the federal government, one that increasingly finds itself in armed conflicts with authorities. Those in the movement call themselves patriots, demanding that the federal government adhere to the Constitution and stop...
  • TBS’s ‘The Detour’: Guns Endanger Kids, Constitution in Need of ‘Update’

    05/24/2016 6:21:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/23/2016 | Dylan Gwinn
    True to its name, TBS’s comedy The Detour, detoured from an otherwise hilarious episode and instead derailed completely, in a ridiculous attempt to smear gun owners, the 2nd Amendment, and the U.S. Constitution. While at a theme park in Salvation, Florida, which celebrates Christmas 364 days a year (they’re closed on Christmas), husband and wife team Nate and Robin (Jason Jones and Natalie Zea) alienate a Christmas reveler by acting in a decidedly non-Holiday kind of spirit. But before the well-intentioned guy can get away, Robin notices something under his shirt:
  • The Nationwide Crime Wave Is Building

    05/24/2016 6:01:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    The Wall Street Journal.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Heather Mac Donald
    The Nationwide Crime Wave Is Building As the homicide rate keeps rising in many cities, even some who dismissed the ‘Ferguson effect’ admit the phenomenon is real. By Heather Mac Donald May 23, 2016 Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey has again drawn the wrath of the White House for calling attention to the rising violence in urban areas. Homicides increased 9% in the largest 63 cities in the first quarter of 2016; nonfatal shootings were up 21%, according to a Major Cities Chiefs Association survey. Those increases come on top of last year’s 17% rise in homicides in...
  • University of Victoria researchers model worst-case climate change scenario

    05/24/2016 4:52:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    MetroNews Canada ^ | May 23, 2016 | by Matt Kieltyka
    Study forecasts global temperature increases of up to 9.5 degrees C. The unmitigated burning of Earth's remaining fossil fuels would cause global warming on a scale bigger than previously anticipated, according to a new study out of the University of Victoria. Katarzyna Tokarska, a PhD student at the university, is the lead author of a new paper titled "The climate response to five trillion tonnes of carbon". Previous modelling, including those used by the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, use projections that assume just two trillion tonnes of carbon would be released.
  • Judge rules in California's open-bathrooms fight

    05/24/2016 4:32:50 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 4 replies
    WND ^ | 5/23/2016 | Bob Unruh
    President Obama’s open-bathrooms campaign already has been taken to court by the state of North Carolina, as well as a civil and religious rights organization, the Alliance Defending Freedom, on behalf of several schools, and decisions are somewhere in the future. But the overall effort took a major hit just days ago in California, where a judge ruled in a case that has been in the courts for several years already that agenda critics deserve to have more information on the government’s actions. At issue is the state’s AB 1266, a law adopted by the legislature and signed by the...
  • Washington Post: The Purpose of Gun Registration is Gun Confiscation

    05/24/2016 4:30:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    There was a recent domestic shooting in Maryland.  The presumed perpetrator was a federal law enforcement officer.  He is reported to have killed his estranged wife and two other people.   His wife had a protective order against him in March, and the Federal Protective Service, of which Mr. Tordil was a member, took his service firearm and seven other firearms.This was in Maryland, which requires handguns to be registered. From the washingtonpost.com: Sheriff’s deputies can’t be faulted for not knowing about that gun because, thanks to the national gun lobby and the cowardice of Congress, there is no...
  • Restaurateur, LGBT pioneer dead; estranged husband arrested

    05/23/2016 7:28:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2016 6:48 PM EDT | Brady McCombs
    The estranged husband of a well-known Salt Lake City restaurateur and LGBT pioneer who died in a house fire over the weekend has been arrested on suspicion of murder and arson, authorities said. Craig Crawford, 47, was booked after the blaze on Sunday killed 72-year-old John Williams, the owner of the popular Market Street Grill and other restaurants. The fire occurred less than three weeks after Williams filed for divorce from Crawford and sought a temporary restraining order that was rejected, court records show. …
  • Republicans seek to combine North Carolina LGBT lawsuits

    05/23/2016 8:05:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 23, 2016 4:37 PM EDT | Jonathan Drew
    North Carolina’s Republican leaders are seeking to combine separate lawsuits over a state law limiting protections for the LGBT community — moves that could help steer the cases to a judge who twice ruled against the federal government in recent years. Three federal judges are currently assigned to five dueling lawsuits over the law, which requires transgender people to use bathrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates in many public buildings. The law also excludes gender identity and sexual orientation from statewide antidiscrimination protections. Senate leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore asked on Monday to combine...
  • A Job for Rubio-Cruz: Save the Web (stop BHO plan to internationally censor US open internet)

    05/23/2016 6:54:24 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 1 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 22, 2016 | GORDON Crovitz
    Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, back from the campaign trail, have something productive to do in Washington. They’ve taken the lead against President Obama’s plan to give up U.S. protection of the open Internet. The Obama administration announced in 2014 it would end U.S. oversight by canceling the Commerce Department’s long-standing contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or Icann. Despite enormous effort over the past two years by the multi-stakeholder community of network engineers and developers, no one found an alternative to U.S. stewardship that would protect the global Internet from censorship by authoritarian regimes. The...
  • Liberal columnist heralds coming ‘revolution’ as ‘dying white majority’ fades

    05/23/2016 4:05:12 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 104 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 5/23/2016 | Sam Rolley
    American Republicans who support Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential bid are knowingly backing “the meanest, whitest, most vile bigot possible” because they fear losing majority status. That’s according to The Guardian’s Steven Thrasher, who contends that minorities will never prosper in the United States until 2043 “when this white supremacist nation becomes mostly non-white.” Thrasher calls Trump’s rise to political power on the right predictable nearly eight years after the nation elected its first black president because “every bold advancement of progress in the United States is met by a racist backlash.” Calling Obama “a clear symbol that the country is...
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 23,2016

    05/23/2016 2:41:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 23,2016 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Editorial: The Left on the Run in Latin America

    05/23/2016 12:38:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 23, 2016 | Editorial Board
    In 2004, Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro launched the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our Americas, a regional alliance of leftist leaders designed to subvert a hemispheric free trade agreement that the United States had been pushing for a decade. Today Latin America's leftist ramparts appear to be crumbling because of widespread corruption, a slowdown in China's economy and poor economic choices. For the most part, leaders failed to create diversified economies capable of withstanding slumps. The welfare and pension programs that kept voters loyal proved unsustainable. Leaders in Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia flouted democratic traditions by expanding or...
  • Proposed Legislation: The Hillary's Enemies List, Subject Confidentiality Rights Act of 2017

    05/23/2016 12:00:37 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell
    Freep | 05/23/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    Presumably Hillary's hack of voter rolls, mentioned as one of the original crimes in Monicagate House Prosecutor David Schippers' "Sellout", will be fed into her enemies list. So that anyone who voted against her will be kept track of.The first item of legislation in the new, Clinton-Castro administration should be, that anyone on Her Eminence's enemies list will have freedom from being hacked by: China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan's ISI, former Saddaam Bathist officer shadow puppetmaster ISIS, Cuba, Venezuela, Bangladesh, MexiCartel, BLM (not bureau of land management).
  • Lawsuit filed to extend last day to register to vote in California primary

    05/23/2016 11:21:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    FOX 11 Los Angeles ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Jeffrey Thomas DeSocio
    A federal lawsuit alleging widespread confusion over California's presidential primary rules asks that voter registration be extended past Monday's deadline until the day of the state's primary election on June 7. "Mistakes are being made," said William Simpich, an Oakland civil rights attorney who filed the lawsuit. At issue is whether voters understand the rules for the presidential primary, which differ from those governing other elections in California. Unlike statewide primaries -- where voters now choose any candidate, no matter the political party -- the presidential contests are controlled by the parties themselves. Democrats have opened up their primary to...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 23-27,2016,May 23,2016

    05/23/2016 11:14:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl
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  • Meet The Moms Fighting the Government Over Their Children’s Bathroom Privacy

    05/23/2016 10:42:15 AM PDT · by milton23 · 6 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/23/16 | Kelsey Harkness
    A group of North Carolina parents are joining forces to fight the Obama administration over its policy that forces public schools to allow transgender students into restrooms, showers, and locker rooms that are opposite from their biological sex. “It’s not safe for my daughter,” Tammy Covil, a mother from Wilmington, N.C. told The Daily Signal. The parents, part of a nonprofit called North Carolinians for Privacy, allege in a lawsuit filed May 10 against the Department of Justice and the Department of Education that the federal government is forcing them to choose between their children’s privacy and educational future.
  • 20,642 New Regulations Added in the Obama Presidency

    05/23/2016 9:55:43 AM PDT · by milton23 · 14 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/23/16 | James Gattuso & Diane Katz
    The tide of red tape that threatens to drown U.S. consumers and businesses surged yet again in 2015, according to a Heritage Foundation study we released on Monday. More than $22 billion per year in new regulatory costs were imposed on Americans last year, pushing the total burden for the Obama years to exceed $100 billion annually.