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  • Delaware Governor signs resolution apologizing for slavery; didn’t slavery end over 150 years ago?

    02/11/2016 12:07:54 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    ABC News ^ | Randal Chase
    Gov. Jack Markell signed a resolution Wednesday apologizing for Delaware's role in slavery and wrongs committed against blacks during the Jim Crow era. Calling slavery an "egregious sin," Markell said it cannot be separated from the challenges facing modern America in ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to pursue his or her potential. "A candid acknowledgment and acceptance of our past is the only way to understand our present and to take full responsibility for our future," he said. Along with signing the resolution, which was passed by state lawmakers last month, Markell presented a proclamation recognizing African American History...
  • Ann Coulter Accuses Ted Cruz of Lying About Donald Trump’s Position on Health Care – But Did He?

    02/11/2016 11:39:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 11, 2016 | by Kate Scanlon
    In an extensive Facebook rant, Coulter highlighted excerpts from debate transcripts in which Trump denied support for socialized medicine. In both instances she referenced, Trump denied support for Obamacare, arguing that he would repeal it and replace it with "something so much better." Asked about universal health care during an interview with 60 Minutes in September, Trump said, "I am going to take care of everybody. I don't care if it costs me votes or not." "The government's gonna pay for it," Trump replied. "But we're going to save so much money on the other side. But for the most...
  • Vatican Tells New Bishops They Don’t Have to Report Sexual Abuse to Police

    02/11/2016 11:21:34 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/11/16 | Lucy Westcott
    Updated | The Vatican has told new Catholic bishops that they have no obligation to report clerical child abuse, according to reports. During a presentation for newly appointed bishops, French Monsignor Tony Anatrella said they don't have a duty to report abuse because it should be the responsibility of victims and their families to go to the police. The comments were first reported by John L. Allen at the Catholic news site Cruxnow.com earlier this week. Anatrella, a psychtherapist and consultant to the Pontifical Council for the Family and the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers, is known for his...
  • Political Establishments Getting Kicked Where it Hurts

    02/11/2016 11:19:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | John Kass
    There's nothing like the warm, satisfying sound coming out of American presidential politics these days: The sound of Democratic and Republican establishments -- what I call the Combine -- being kicked by voters where it hurts. Right in the metaphors. Or, if that's too vague, let's just say the political establishments are getting it right in their peculiar vulnerabilities. In New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders trounced Hillary Clinton among Democrats. And Donald Trump scored a huuuge victory among Republicans, although Sen. Ted Cruz's third-place showing puts him in a good spot as the campaigns move South and West. Hillary Clinton has...
  • The Vicious Snake

    02/11/2016 11:13:46 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | 18 January 2016 | Rust e
    Video at link. Quite powerful.
  • 14 Months and Counting, I'm Still Right About Trump

    02/11/2016 10:55:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Matt Towery
    I know, I should quit saying, "I told you so." But I was right in December 2014 in this column and I'm still right more than a year later, after the New Hampshire primary. Donald Trump gets it when it comes to how so many frustrated Americans feel. He has tapped into a populist revulsion to a national political tableau of political correctness, indecisiveness, weakness and expanded government power and spending. And it's not that I'm in the bag for Trump. My son's Opinion Savvy polling firm, which I use for my analysis, was about the only pollster to...
  • Haunted by a lack of young voter support, Hillary advertises on the AOL login screen

    02/11/2016 10:29:41 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 55 replies
    The Clinton campaign has struggled to win support among young voters of every description, including traditional Democratic Party voters: women, African-Americans, people of Latinamerican or Hispanic origin, etc. Meanwhile, her septuagenarian opponent Bernie Sanders has enjoyed remarkable support from voters young enough to be his grandchildren. The AOL Email login-screen ad bought by her campaign is either an act of monumental cluelessness about how to reach those young voters, or (more likely), it's an indication that the campaign feels the need to double-down on the older voters who constitute the bulk of Hillary Clinton supporters. Does no one at the...
  • Now black intellectuals desert Hillary (tr)

    02/11/2016 10:25:17 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    As Hillary Clinton eyes an easy victory in the South Carolina primary, propelled by the black vote, two leading African-American intellectuals are pushing back. Writing in the Nation yesterday, 'The New Jim Crow' author Michelle Alexander penned an essay titled, 'Why Hilary Clinton Doesn't Deserve the Black Vote,' outlining the Clintons' role in mass incarceration and high black unemployment. The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates, who rose to national prominence after publishing the magazine's June 2014 cover story, 'The Case for Reparations,' told Democracy Now this week that he would be voting for Clinton's rival, Bernie Sanders. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3442349/Now-black-intellectuals-desert-Hillary-New-Jim-Crow-author-says-blame-mass-incarceration-leading-author-backs-Bernie.html#ixzz3zsx79fgv Follow us:...
  • IRS chief: Blame rotten customer service and data hacks on Obamacare

    02/11/2016 10:18:56 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 9 replies
    Both cybersecurity and customer service at the Internal Revenue Service have suffered because of Obamacare, the agency's head said in remarks to Congress on Thursday. "Congress, as I noted in my testimony, has underfunded … the Affordable Care Act," IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told a panel of the House Appropriations Committee. "That does not remove the statutory mandate we have that we have to implement the act." Koskinen delivered his remarks in response to a question from Chairman Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., who pointed out that Congress had "increased funding specifically for taxpayer services" in 2014 and 2016.
  • Queens man arrested for huge stockpile of weapons including 17 guns, 225 pounds

    02/11/2016 10:18:07 AM PST · by rktman · 71 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 2/11/2016 | Reuven Blau
    A Queens man was busted with a stockpile of guns, ammunition and bullet proof vests inside his one-bedroom apartment, authorities said Wednesday. Guo Shou, 33, of Rego Park, had 225 pounds of gunpowder, tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition, bullet-making equipment, assault rifles and several bullet proof vests, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. The arsenal was discovered when officers conducted an administrative pistol licensee review at Shou's home Monday. The officers spotted the gunpowder and some of the ammunition lying in plain sight.]
  • Los Angeles schools close their doors to immigration agents

    02/11/2016 10:10:30 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 26 replies
    In response to the federal government raids announced at the beginning of this year to apprehend undocumented Central American immigrants, public schools in Los Angeles, where about 50 percent of the student body is Hispanic, will not allow immigration authorities to enter the campuses. The decision taken on Tuesday by the Los Angeles Unified School District board is for all schools, from kindergarten through high school, to be declared "safe zones" and resource centers for students and families threatened by the enforcement of immigration laws. According to the proposal presented by board president Steve Zimmer, any request by Immigration and...
  • Colonialism inspired ISIS extremists, says Welby: Archbishop of Canterbury use lecture [tr]

    02/11/2016 10:06:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Februray 11, 2016 | Steve Doughty
    The Archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday that Britain must confront its historic responsibility for conflict in the Middle East. The Most Reverend Justin Welby said ‘our own responsibilities must be faced and acknowledged’ and singled out Britain’s behaviour during the First World War and its aftermath. The Archbishop also pointed to the British Empire, the global trading system, American culture and even Western championing of women’s and gay rights as factors which cause ‘humiliation’ and disaffection among some Muslims.
  • Democrats call for government-funded lawyers for illegal immigrants

    02/11/2016 10:05:16 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 11, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Top Senate Democrats introduced legislation Thursday that would grant government-funded lawyers to illegal immigrants who are part of the surge of Central Americans that have overwhelmed the border and stretched the immigration courts. Though unlikely to advance in the GOP-controlled Congress, the legislation is an important marker for both the presidential campaign and for the ongoing debate over how the U.S. treats the illegal immigrants -- and particularly the unaccompanied children -- that have skyrocketed in recent years. Sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, the bill would allow illegal immigrants to delay their court dates until the government has...
  • Cosmopolitan Magazine to Partner with Bloomberg Group to Promote Gun Control

    02/11/2016 10:04:17 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 2/11/2016 | Liz Sheld
    Trash magazine Cosmopolitan announced on Wednesday that it has partnered with Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety (I'm not going to link it) to push a gun control agenda. The magazine will run a propaganda piece in the March issue called "Singled Out," warning single women they may be dating a man who is a firearms owner. And he may become "disgruntled."
  • Shame on the Pastors Who Anointed Hillary Clinton as President.

    02/11/2016 9:59:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Michael Brown
    Hillary Clinton is white. The pastors who declared her to be the next president of the United States, surrounded by the favor of the Lord, were black. Hillary Clinton is a woman. Most of the pastors were men. So, this is not a color issue and this is not a gender issue. This is a righteousness issue, and it is shameful for ministers of the gospel to bless a candidate who stands for a woman's "right" to shed innocent blood in the womb (through all 9 months of pregnancy), who aggressively supports the redefinition of marriage, and who calls for...
  • Ted Cruz Adds to Home-State Support as Texas Primary Nears

    02/11/2016 9:46:46 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 20 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | February 11, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is bolstering his home-field advantage with fewer than three weeks until the Texas primary, unveiling a raft of new endorsements from lawmakers in Austin and detailing his organization across the state for the March 1 nominating contest. Cruz's presidential campaign is set to announce Thursday that he now has the support of nearly half the Republicans in the Texas Legislature: 11 senators and 43 representatives. The newly expanded Texas Leadership Team also includes 57 chairs and co-chairs covering Texas' 36 congressional districts, as well as 462 chairs and co-chairs across the state's 254 counties. "Conservatives in...
  • Liberalism's Legacy: Debt and Dependency

    02/11/2016 9:38:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    How will history remember the presidency of Barack Obama? In the budget message he sent Congress this week, Obama portrays himself as a president who led America back to economic good times. "When I took office, our nation was in the midst of the worst recession since the Great Depression," Obama wrote. "The economy was shedding 800,000 jobs a month. The auto industry was on the brink of collapse and our manufacturing sector was in decline. Many families were struggling to pay their bills and make ends meet. Millions more saw their savings evaporate, even as retirement neared. "But...
  • Unaccompanied Alien Children Charged in Execution-Style Murder, Media Calls Them “Baby-Faced Boys

    02/11/2016 9:37:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 11, 2016
    It appears that the recent execution-style murder of a Massachusetts man was committed by two Central American teens that came to the U.S. as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) under President Obama's open border free-for-all. Tens of thousands of illegal immigrant minors--mostly from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras--have entered the country through the Mexican border since the influx began in the summer of 2014 and the administration has relocated them nationwide. News reports indicate that the 17-year-olds charged in the gruesome Massachusetts killing entered the U.S. recently as UAC's and both have ties to MS-13, according to authorities cited by various...
  • Cops investigating second anti-white attack in Brooklyn this week: ‘This is for Malcolm X,

    02/11/2016 9:15:56 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 2/11/2016 | Thomas Tracy
    Police are investigating a second anti-white bias incident in Brooklyn where the attacker called his victim "cracka" the Daily News has learned. A 51-year-old white man told cops he was Nostrand Ave. near Glenwood Road when a black man ran up and knocked him to the ground about 5:40 p.m. Monday. "This is for Malcolm X, cracka," the brute said before storming off. The victim was not injured.
  • GOP focus group describes Donald Trump as 'inevitable'

    02/11/2016 9:14:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/11/2016 | Brett LoGiuratto
    They like and are planning to vote for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). But most Republicans surveyed in a new focus group in South Carolina, the next state to vote in the GOP primary race, saw a Trump victory in the state as "inevitable." The focus group, conducted by Bloomberg Politics and the firm Purple Strategies, gave evidence of some of Trump's potential weaknesses in Southern states. The nominating contest will shift heavily there in the coming weeks, with South Carolina voting February 20 and many of the so-called SEC primary states voting March 1. The voters in the focus group...
  • WATCH LIVE: PBS NewsHour Democratic Primary Debate

    02/11/2016 8:51:54 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    PBS ^ | February 8,2016
    Watch the PBS NewsHour Democratic Primary Debate, 9 p.m. EST Feb. 11, in the player above. Once a formidable front-runner, Hillary Clinton narrowly won Iowaâ€TMs caucuses and has watched her national lead over Sen. Bernie Sanders begin to erode. In New Hampshire, a big Sanders victory could help him make headway among women and minority voters, important parts of the coalition that twice elected Barack Obama as president. Itâ€TMs with this backdrop that the two will meet for the sixth time on the debate stage, this time in Milwaukee. Watch Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff moderate the PBS NewsHour Democratic...
  • 546 Reasons Why America Should Reject Encryption 'Backdoors'

    02/11/2016 8:46:27 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    Fortune ^ | February 11, 2016 | by Robert Hackett
    Right now policymakers are deliberating a touchy question: Should governments force tech companies to insert “backdoors,” or intentional access points into their encrypted products?Doing so would presumably aid law enforcement officials in their criminal and counter-terrorism investigations. (Otherwise they would be shut out from reading or intercepting certain data.) Yet any “backdoor” in a consumer product could also be exploited by hackers or spies, technologists warn. Enter Bruce Schneier. The crypto expert and best-selling author has spent the last few months bolstering an economic case for why the U.S. should reject any proposed mandates for “backdoored” encryption. In fact, Schneier...
  • Gov. Kasich Extols the Tortoise Lane

    02/11/2016 8:42:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    "There are too many people in America who don't feel connected. They've got victories that no one celebrates with them. And they've got defeats, and pain sometimes, that they have to absorb themselves," Ohio Gov. John Kasich said in a speech that celebrated his second-place showing in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday. It was a breakthrough moment. In early GOP debates, Kasich talked too much about his working-class roots and his mailman dad. "I care about poor people," he crowed in a November debate -- as if no one else did. Tuesday night, however, Kasich moved from boasting that...
  • How John Kasich Plans to Win the Nomination

    02/11/2016 8:34:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    PJ media ^ | 02/11/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he "loves being underestimated" as he moves out of New Hampshire with a second-place finish but challenges with funding and campaign infrastructure. In a statement last night that noted Kasich showed an "inclusive conservative message" can win, the campaign hinted at his strategy moving forward: The governor is going to aggressively campaign in South Carolina starting today with the intent of winning early delegates before expecting to take Michigan on March 8. The campaign then expects him to close the deal for the nomination on his home turf of the Midwest, barreling toward the GOP...
  • Cleveland wants Tamir Rice's family to pay $500 for his final ambulance ride

    02/11/2016 8:17:38 AM PST · by redreno · 19 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | 02/11/2016 | Dylan Stableford
    The city of Cleveland wants the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by police 15 months ago, to pay for his ambulance ride. According to a creditor's claim filed Wednesday in Cuyahoga County Probate Court, the city is asking to be reimbursed $500 "for emergency medical services rendered as the decedent's last dying expense." An itemized bill from Cleveland EMS includes $450 for "ambulance advance life support" and $50 for mileage, according to an invoice filed with the claim. "The callousness, insensitivity, and poor judgment required for the city to send a bill — its...
  • How Bernie Sanders actually lost the New Hampshire primary

    02/11/2016 8:00:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/11/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    As you may recall, the Iowa Democrat caucus ended with Hillary Clinton allegedly holding a lead of roughly one quarter of one percent of the total number of micro-delegates or bitcoins or quarks or whatever it is they measure them in. (Not that it matters, since they won’t tell you how many people voted anyway.) In any event, Clinton and Sanders were essentially tied. Then we headed over to New Hampshire with its 24 pledged Democrat delegates. Sanders blew Clinton’s doors off there, taking roughly 60% of the votes. So at this point the delegate race should be pretty...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Ted Cruz is the closest we’ve gotten to Ronald Reagan in our lifetimes

    02/11/2016 7:57:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 227 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/11/2016 | AllahPundit
    You can read his extended comments at his website. A Twitter pal tagged me this afternoon after Rush said this and claimed that he’d just endorsed Cruz; Redditors are interpreting it the same way. It does seem to follow logically that the biggest name in conservative talk radio, who’s been preaching Reagan conservatism to millions for 30 years, is dropping an endorsement when he calls a candidate the next best thing to Reagan himself. (Rush quasi-endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2008 primary in a similar way, complimenting him as the only Republican candidate who represented all three legs of...
  • US Attorney General Loretta Lynch Visits South Florida [Pretending To Like Police Officers]

    02/11/2016 7:54:38 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    ...Lynch is visiting South Florida over the next two days to discuss policing issues and ways of building trust and cooperation between law enforcement and local citizens. Lynch on Thursday will recognize the Doral Police Department for training officers to have a better community relationship... On Friday, Lynch will host a youth town hall at a Miami high school....
  • Women should have to register for the draft

    02/11/2016 7:51:27 AM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/10/2016 | Ruth Ben-Ghiat
    Should United States women be required to register for Selective Service when they turn 18, as United States men are obliged to do currently? Yes, argued Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley in a recent Senate hearing. Yes, agreed Republican presidential candidates Chris Christie, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, all fathers of girls, when asked their opinions on the matter during the last GOP debate. But Ted Cruz called the idea "nuts," seeing it as an example of foolhardy "political correctness."
  • The GOP: Five Seats at the Final Table

    02/11/2016 7:49:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/11/2016 | Fritz Pettyjohn
    There are five seats left at the Republican final table, with a total of 100 chips between them. Based on combining the results from Iowa and New Hampshire, and apportioning the chips of the dropouts according to the stated preferences of voters in the last Selzer poll, the remaining players sit down at the table with the following stakes: Trump 33, Cruz 26, Rubio 25, Kasich and Bush with 8 apiece. The two governors are soon to be departed, and similarly dividing their chips between the three leaders would yield the following result: Trump 35, Rubio 35, Cruz 30. If...
  • The Middle Sprint

    02/11/2016 7:46:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The long-awaited, first-in-the-nation caucus (Iowa) and primary (New Hampshire) are over. There have been a few surprises -- Donald Trump did not win Iowa, Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton by more than 20 points in New Hampshire, and outperformed her with women voters by 11 points. Ted Cruz had a surprise win in Iowa, with Rubio performing strongly with a close third-place finish. John Kasich came in a strong second to Trump in New Hampshire, breathing life into his campaign. The field has narrowed, down to two viable candidates on the Democratic side -- Clinton and Sanders -- and...
  • That 'Controversial' Doritos Commercial

    02/11/2016 7:33:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    In a day when the most innocuous thing can quickly become political, a Doritos Super Bowl commercial has upset some people who want abortion to be an unrestricted right. For those taking a bathroom break or watching "Downton Abbey" instead of the football game, here's the scenario. A pregnant woman is receiving a sonogram in her hospital bed. The screen shows the baby. The father is snacking on Doritos and he notices the child's arms moving in the direction of the chip, as dad takes it from the bag and puts it in his mouth. Finally, the baby can stand...
  • Cliven Bundy arrested in Oregon; federal agents close in on 4 remaining militia occupants

    02/11/2016 7:32:42 AM PST · by redreno · 16 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | February 11, 2016 - 1:02am | By Colton Lochhead and Matthew Crowley
    Cliven Bundy, the father of the man who helped start the protest at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, was arrested by the FBI late Wednesday night in Portland. Details of the arrest, including charges and location, were not immediately available. The FBI said those details would be released Thursday morning. Reached early Thursday at the Bundy ranch house near Bunkerville, Cliven Bundy's daughter Bailey confirmed that Cliven had been arrested but wouldn't provide details. "That's all we know at this time and we're not commenting tonight," she said. Meanwhile, federal agents closed in on the four remaining militia occupants...
  • Return of School to Work?

    02/11/2016 7:27:52 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 11, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Somewhere between random free college for everyone and Teutonic regimentation geared towards industry is a happy medium of career choices that American high school graduates used to come much closer to having access to. "The middle-skill level, short of a BA but beyond high school, has been shrinking for about 20 years," Harry Holzer, a professor at Georgetown, pointed out on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 at the Center for American Progress (CAP). Yet and still, few in the educational establishment want students to come up short of a Bachelor of Arts. "My biggest nemesis is the high school counselor who...
  • Day of the Demagogues

    02/11/2016 7:20:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Mona Charen
    As the results of New Hampshire's primary were coming in Tuesday night, some commentators on Twitter were jubilant about the "disruption": that is, the victories of an inane socialist demagogue and a foul-mouthed nationalist demagogue and what they represented to the "establishment." Yes, mobs are disruptive. Madame Defarge enjoyed a good shakeup herself. Sen. Bernie Sanders believes that eight years of the most leftist president in American history have left the plutocrats in total control. Channeling the late Hugo Chavez, he promises to lift the minimum wage to $15 per hour, provide free college educations for all and deliver universal...
  • Saudi Singer on Egyptian TV Criticizes Radical Islam, Defends the West

    02/11/2016 7:09:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Larry Elder
    This fight against radical Islam is also a fight within Islam. Where, we constantly ask, are the voices of "moderation" who question the barbarity committed in the name of Islam? Consider Shams Bandar. Born in Saudi Arabia, this popular singer renounced her Saudi citizenship, lives in Europe and intends to become a citizen of a European country. On an Egyptian channel called Dream TV, Bandar said to the astonished host, "We have been fighting and shedding blood for 1,400 years, and now we are blaming America and Britain?" Provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute, here is a translated...
  • Californians Are Voting With Their Feet

    02/11/2016 6:57:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    RCM ^ | 02/11/2016 | Carson Bruno
    California has something of a migration problem. Yes, the state's population growth rate has been hovering just under 1% for a few years with natural increases and international net migration staying just strong enough for the state to continue growing, but California's consistent net domestic out-migration should be concerning to Sacramento as it develops state policy. As the adage goes, people vote with their feet and one thing is clear, more people are choosing to leave California than come. First, a note about population growth. A state's population grows (or shrinks) based on two major components: one, natural increase -...
  • Feeling the Bern

    02/11/2016 6:57:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Well, that was interesting. The New Hampshire primary is over and the results were…sort of what was expected. Beyond the headlines, however… On the Democratic side, and according the Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright, there are a lot of young women chasing boys straight to Hell. Hillary Clinton not only lost the youth vote by an amazing margin, she lost young women by so much it has to be a shock to a candidate who considers her gender among the top reasons to support her candidacy. She lost every demographic except people making more than $200,000 and older than 65....
  • Extortion: Obama Race Nazis Shake Down Toyota For $22 Million

    02/11/2016 6:52:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    IBD ^ | 02/11/2016
    As Obama's consumer watchdog agency kneecaps yet another car lender for payola for Democrat constituents, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders pledge to double down on the monstrous abuses carried about by the agency. The five-year-old Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, now the single most powerful and least accountable federal agency in Washington, just put a $22 million hit on Toyota Motor Credit over more trumped-up racism charges. All told, the out-of-control agency has extracted more than $220 million from the auto finance industry, including major players Ally Bank, Honda and Fifth Third Bank. Several other lenders are under anti-bias investigation. The...
  • The Real Jobless Rate Is 42 Percent? Donald Trump Has a Point, Sort Of

    02/11/2016 6:49:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/11/2016 | Neil Irwin
    Donald Trump seems quite certain that the real unemployment rate is higher than the 4.9 percent that the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported it to be. A lot higher. "Don't believe these phony numbers when you hear 4.9 and 5 percent unemployment," Mr. Trump said in his victory speech after the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night. "The number's probably 28, 29, as high as 35. In fact, I even heard recently 42 percent." Mr. Trump might be bombastic, but he's not entirely wrong. And the ways in which he is wrong are actually useful for anyone who wants to...
  • China Close To Creating ‘Artificial Sun’ That Could End Reliance On Fossil Fuels

    02/11/2016 6:17:01 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    Chinese scientists have managed to create a hydrogen gas that is three times hotter than the sun. The artificial solar energy could eventually be used as an inexhaustible source of power, ending reliance on fossil fuels and solving the world energy crisis. Chinese boffins created the gas in a huge magnetic fusion reactor at the Institute of Physical Science in Hefei. Invented by Soviet scientists in the 1950s, the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) features a massive metallic doughtnut-shaped chamber twisted into a figure of eight. Researchers were able to use the reactor to produce temperatures of 50 million Kelvins...
  • In Search of Fixes for a Fossilized Economy

    02/11/2016 6:06:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>The U.S. economy grew at an anemic rate of less than 1 percent in the last quarter of 2015.</p> <p>While the unemployment rate has dipped below 5 percent, the all-important labor force participation rate is at a historic low of just 62.7 percent. More than 90 million able-bodied adults are either not currently in the labor force or have stopped looking for work altogether.</p>
  • Nation burns while justices fiddle on climate change

    02/11/2016 5:58:58 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 10, 2016
    EPA rules to curb coal emissions blocked by shameful court ruling Conservative majority steps in to protect fossil fuel amid havoc from climate change Clean power motivated both Paris climate deal and California regionalization of electric grid
  • Prof Bans Students From Saying ‘Husband’ Or ‘Wife’ as Not ‘Inclusive’

    02/11/2016 5:55:58 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/5/2016 | Peter Hasson
    In just the latest instance of taxpayer-funded censorship, students in one University of Florida course have been banned from using words such as "husband," "wife," "mom," or dad" in the classroom and risk losing points off their grade if they don't comply. In the syllabus for her "Creativity In Context" class -- a required course for any student pursuing a minor in Innovation -- UF professor Jennifer Lee informs students of her four paragraph long classroom "communications policy" that she says will enforce "ethical conduct" in the classroom. "The following policies and guidelines will be followed in this course,"...
  • San Diego declares war on our Founding Fathers and men, too

    02/11/2016 5:45:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    It appears San Diego City Hall has been overrun by a wild pack of militant, man-hating feminists who are hell-bent on neutering the King's English. To quote "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy," Great Odin's raven! City Hall recently published an edict on bias-free language - part of a larger correspondence manual for city workers. "Our goal is to encourage bias-free language - language that does not create or perpetuate real or perceived prejudice - in our written and spoken communication," the city explained in its manual. So in the spirit of inclusion and neutrality the city directed employees...
  • San Diego Manual: “Founding Fathers” is Sexist Phrase -

    02/11/2016 5:36:01 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 30 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 2/10/2016 | Staff
    You sometimes hear people who are neither liberal nor conservative express befuddlement about political correctness. With no particular horse in the race, these passive Americans shrug whenever the latest controversy about a word or phrase comes up. So what, they might say. Yeah, they’re being too sensitive, but is it really a big deal to start saying [New Liberal Nonsense Phrase] instead of [Old Meaningful Phrase]? Aren’t you guys being just as touchy by opposing it so strenuously? And this, of course, is how the insanity spreads. Everyone knows that cringeworthy feeling when someone older refers to a “Negro.” By...
  • India police eye new weapon: chilli-loaded slingshots

    02/11/2016 5:32:53 AM PST · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Agence France Presse ^ | Feb 10, 2016 | Staff
    Police in northern India will soon use slingshots loaded with chilli powder and marbles to tackle unruly protesters in the world's largest democracy, an inspector said on Wednesday.Not content with water cannon, tear gas and traditional wooden sticks or lathis, police in Haryana state close to New Delhi will turn to the slingshots as a "non-lethal way" to control violent crowds."Plus it is much better than firing plastic bullets which can cause pretty bad injuries," police inspector general of Hisar district, Anil Kumar Rao, told AFP."It will be used only in emergency cases so that we can manage minimum collateral...
  • VIDEO Resident of Calais speaks: “This is the death of civilization”

    02/11/2016 5:20:40 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 34 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 2/10/2016 | Pamela Geller
    (Watch video at link) What powerful testimony. This woman's description of life (what little there is) in her French hometown is a horror. Muslims roam the streets in wild packs -- raping, robbing, attacking. "And the police do nothing." And still the Muslim migrants come in untold numbers. Heart breaking description of how a government can destroy a city and a people. If ever there was an example of why a free people need a 1st and 2nd amendment style protection, this is it. Please watch it all.
  • Welcome to the American Spring (vanity)

    02/11/2016 4:59:04 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    Vanity
    New media created revolutions in the Middle East. Now both political parties in the U. S. are being rocked by uprisings. Cruz/Trunp from the right. Sanders from the left. The elites once controlled the narrative by controlling the news. The internet created a true democracy of ideas and information. Old media (magazines newspapers and networks) fight to stay relevant. They can't control a public wise to them. Let the American Spring continue. Better fought at the ballot box than on the streets.
  • Madden: Pro-Abortion College Staffer Calls for Rape of Pro-life Students

    02/11/2016 4:55:14 AM PST · by Mrs. P · 67 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 10, 2016 | Nate Madden
    Rather than engage in a reasoned civil discourse about what Justice Anthony Kennedy called the right to "define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life" with college pro-lifers, a staffer at Purdue University decided to threaten to rape them and their female family members for expressing their views.