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  • Going "Concern": UCS is a corruption of science

    11/30/2015 6:06:47 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 1 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | November 30, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Going "Concern": UCS is a corruption of science by Daniel Clark If you often read news articles about "climate change," then you've surely seen a group called the Union of Concerned Scientists cited as an expert source. When you encounter such a reference, you might as well stop reading, because what follows will have no scientific validity whatsoever. We know this from the fact that the very title of UCS is a contradiction in terms. There's a reason why there isn't an organization called the Union of Objective Scientists. A scientist is supposed to follow the evidence wherever it leads...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island, Florida ~ 01 DEC 2015

    11/30/2015 6:02:42 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 21 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
    ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island, FloridaBlount Island Command is responsible for the United States Marine Corps' Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS) Maintenance Cycle operations and oversight of the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway (MCPP-N). It is located on the east side of Blount Island in Jacksonville, Florida.The MPF concept provides for rapid deployment of personnel and equipment of a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF), by aircraft, to link up with prepositioned equipment and supplies embarked aboard forward deployed Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS). They do require an airfield for air delivery of...
  • Cruz: Most violent criminals are Democrats

    11/30/2015 4:51:24 PM PST · by VinL · 26 replies
    TheHill ^ | 11/30/15 | Mark Hensh
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said late Monday that most violent criminals also identify as Democrats. "Here is the simple and undeniable fact – the overwhelming majority of violent criminals are Democrats," he said on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” that evening. "There is a reason why for years the Democrats have been viewed as soft on crime," Cruz continued. "They go in and appoint to the bench judges who release violent criminals. "They go in and fight to give the right to vote to convicted felons,” the 2016 GOP presidential candidate added. "Why? "The Democrats know that convicted felons tend to...
  • Colorado governor:

    11/30/2015 5:56:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Grabien, skip to 4:45 of the clip below for the key bit. I naively thought we were (mostly) done with “climate of hate” stupidity after the left went all-in on that narrative to try to explain the Gabby Giffords shooting, only to find that Jared Loughner was an incoherent delusional crank. For instance, despite the fact that Dylann Roof’s motives for perpetrating the Charleston massacre were more overtly political than Loughner’s, the aftermath of that attack focused not so much on “inflammatory rhetoric” by the left’s enemies on the right as on the Confederate battle flag specifically, more an...
  • We deride chances of Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump at our peril

    11/30/2015 5:44:44 PM PST · by Mariner · 12 replies
    Financial Times ^ | November 30th, 2015 | Gideon Rachman
    I have a nightmare vision for the year 2017: President Trump, President Le Pen, President Putin. Like most nightmares, this one probably won’t come true. But the very fact that Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen are running strongly for the American and French presidencies says something disturbing about the health of liberal democracy in the west. In confusing and scary times, voters seem tempted to turn to “strong” nationalistic leaders — western versions of Russia’s Vladimir Putin. In Washington recently, I found most mainstream political analysts dismissing the idea that Mr Trump could win the Republican nomination, let alone...
  • University president rebukes 'self-absorbed, narcissistic' students

    11/30/2015 5:32:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    A chapel sermon on love left a student at Oklahoma Wesleyan University feeling "offended" and "victimized." But instead of capitulating to the offended young scholar, OWU President Everett Piper pushed back with a blistering rebuke of what he called "self-absorbed and narcissistic" students. "This is not a day care. This is a university," he wrote in a blog that has since gone viral. Back home in Tennessee, we call that a "Come to Jesus" moment. "Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic," he wrote. "Any time their feelings are hurt, they are victims! Anyone...
  • San Francisco's 'Hot Cop of Castro' was on medical leave during hit-and-run crash

    11/30/2015 5:21:40 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 30, 2015 | Veronica Rocha and Matt Hamilton
    San Francisco police officer whose good looks earned him the nickname "Hot Cop of Castro" was on medical leave when he allegedly hit two pedestrians with his Dodge Charger, then abandoned his vehicle and ran away, police said. Officer Christopher Kohrs turned himself in to fellow officers at police headquarters Sunday, according to the San Francisco Police Department. He was arrested and later booked on suspicion of two felony counts of hit-and-run. Kohrs, a 7-year San Francisco police veteran, was off-duty at the time of the crash and on medical leave for an unrelated medical condition, police said. If Kohrs...
  • Clean Power Plan Allows Government to Control Our Lives

    11/30/2015 4:57:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Bud Brigham
    I've been blessed to contribute and participate in our country's oil and gas renaissance, which has helped to lower energy prices. It is rewarding to know this benefits the poor and middle class the most, facilitating job creation while creating more discretionary income. At my roots I'm a geoscientist, having studied geology and geophysics at the University of Texas. Part of my job is modeling what's under the surface in an attempt to predict where the oil and gas deposits are. In my profession I'm continually frustrated by the lack of knowledge and flagrant misinformation being perpetuated about the...
  • Obama Predicts: ‘Submerged Countries. Abandoned Cities. Fields That No Longer Grow’

    11/30/2015 4:49:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 30, 2015 | CNSNews Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - Speaking today at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, President Barack Obama predicted that, unless the nations of the world acted now to combat climate change, countries would be submerged, cities would be abandoned, fields would no longer grown, and there would be new conflicts and floods of refugees. Here is a key excerpt from the president's speech, which is available in full at the White House website : This summer, I saw the effects of climate change firsthand in our northernmost state, Alaska, where the sea is already swallowing villages and eroding shorelines; where permafrost thaws and the...
  • VIDEO: Angry Truck Driver vs Migrants at Calais (Eng subtitles)

    11/30/2015 4:46:28 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 27, 2015 | Ferris
    The Rule of Law in EU (Strong language alert). VIDEO
  • Can Sanders Take the Oath?

    11/30/2015 4:34:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Charles Keckler
    I intend the title question as a genuine one; perhaps Bernie Sanders could in good faith take the oath of office to be President, which requires that he swear to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." After all, the oath he has already sworn multiple times as a Congressman and Senator to "support and defend the Constitution" against its enemies is a quite similar duty (although it may be the additional and unconditional obligation to "preserve” our Constitution a President undertakes requires greater adherence to the Constitution as it is, rather than how one might wish...
  • Suspect shot by Aurora Police after hitting cop and stealing patrol car [Colorado]

    AURORA, Colo. - One person is dead after reportedly attacking an Aurora Police officer from behind, then leading officers on a chase that ended with an officer-involved shooting early Monday morning Aurora Police chased the suspect at speeds of up to 65 miles per hour, after an officer was struck from behind with a sharp object at I-225 and Alameda at approximately 3:43 a.m. Police chased the suspect about three miles -- to East Alameda Parkway and East Kentucky Avenue. "Short pursuit of vehicle ended at Alameda & Kentucky where shots were fired," Aurora Police tweeted. A lieutenant with the...
  • Trump in Macon, Georgia for rally (starts in about 30 minutes)

    11/30/2015 3:59:08 PM PST · by GilGil · 104 replies
    DonalTrump2016Online.com ^ | 11/31/2015 | staff
    Should be interesting in that Herman Cain will be speaking as well.
  • COP21: 2 Degrees from Total Absurdity

    11/30/2015 3:55:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | J.D. King
    resident Obama recently agreed that climate change is indeed akin to cancer:"I'm just saying, people. You don't want to get to stage four," he said. "We all have a huge investment in making sure our children, our grandchildren are able to enjoy prosperity, and that's dependent on a planet that accommodates us."President Obama was speaking in anticipation of COP21 the next big global climate change conference, starting November 30 in Paris, where world leaders will soon attempt to set global carbon dioxide emissions reduction targets. If the planet warms just 2 degrees C, delegates warn, the globe will be doomed...
  • Former DIA Director: Manipulated ISIS Intel Probe 'Ought to Start at the Top'

    11/30/2015 3:07:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Last week, Fox News and the Daily Beast followed-up on a September report in which dozens of US intelligence professionals accused their superiors of "cooking" intelligence assessments related to the threat posed by ISIS. There was a "persistent effort... to downplay or even change reports that that questioned how much progress a U.S.-led coalition is making in the Obama administration's stated goal to degrade, destroy, and defeat ISIS. Draft reports that contained a more pessimistic view, or that questioned the efficacy of hitting certain targets, were sent back to the analysts for more extensive rewriting," the Daily Beast reported.  Who gave these orders...
  • NARAL President to Pro-Lifers: Face ‘Judgment of the Consequences of Your Hate-Filled Rhetoric’

    11/30/2015 2:55:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/30/15 | Lauretta Brown
    Ilyse Hogue, president of the abortion advocacy group NARAL Pro-Choice America, derided pro-life activists David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress and Troy Newman of Operation Rescue after they condemned the Friday shootings at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood.Hogue implied that the shooting was a consequence of their pro-life work, saying that while they had freedom of speech, they “are not free from the judgment of the consequences of your hate-filled rhetoric.” “Sorry, David Daleiden. You don't get to create fake videos and accuse abortion providers of ‘barbaric atrocities against humanity’ one day and act shocked when someone shoots to kill...
  • Trump Holds Presser with Black Pastors After Meeting: ‘I Saw Love in That Room’

    11/30/2015 2:51:20 PM PST · by GilGil · 50 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/30/2015 | Youtube
    If you look at the CNN videos of this 100 pastor meeting they are portraying it as a disaster. If you view the attached youtube video you get a very different impression a very favorable impression. This is uncensored. You really understand the lying media is trying to trash Trump.
  • Sowell: Christmas Gifts

    11/30/2015 2:39:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 1, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    People who want to buy Christmas gifts, without having to confront the crowds at the local shopping mall (or shopping maul) can take a load off their feet by buying books or movies on the Internet, while sitting in the comfort of their own homes. In addition to old standbys like gorgeous coffee table books of Ansel Adams' scenic photographs or the collected works of Shakespeare -- or of "Calvin and Hobbes" comics -- there are also many thought-provoking books on current events or on history. People who already seem to have everything may not have DVDs of the latest...
  • Crystal Ball Communism: "Toward Soviet America"

    11/30/2015 1:58:14 PM PST · by No One Special · 6 replies
    Toward Soviet America by William Z. Foster, CPUSA chairman, was first published in 1932. Later, copies of the book would be purged and almost eliminated entirely from American bookstores and libraries in what was presumably the CP response to the latest Moscow line; but surely it was also to try to put this spitting Soviet-American cat back in the bag. Interestingly, the book would be reprinted in 1961 with a foreword and commentary by the chairman of the House Committee on Un-American Activities, Rep. Francis E. Walter, who recommended that every American read it as a blueprint of Soviet intentions...
  • NY’s proposal to embarassing 63% pass rate in Algebra: make the test easier

    11/30/2015 1:51:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Call it the Common Core Curve. The New York Times reports that the higher performance expectations cited frequently by Common Core curriculum advocates turned out to be a little embarrassing to Empire State educators when it came to proficiency in algebra. Under the new curriculum, performance on the statewide aptitude tests dropped from a pre-CC 72% to 63%. The answer? In New York, one proposal is to lower the bar: In 2013, concerned that high school graduates were not prepared for college, the State Board of Regents revamped the exams students must pass to graduate, starting with the English...
  • Sowell: A Resurgence of Intolerance

    11/30/2015 1:40:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 1, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Storm trooper tactics by bands of college students making ideological demands across the country, and immediate preemptive surrender by college administrators -- such as at the University of Missouri recently -- bring back memories of the 1960s, for those of us old enough to remember what it was like being there, and seeing first-hand how painful events unfolded. At Harvard, back in 1969, students seized control of the administration building and began releasing to the media information from confidential personnel files of professors. But, when university president Nathan Pusey called in the police to evict the students, the faculty turned...
  • Red Pill Brief on Islam and Jihad

    11/30/2015 1:40:06 PM PST · by PoliticallyShort · 7 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 11/28/2015 | Nick Short
    “Ignorance kills. In war, ignorance brings defeat, especially for those who are sworn to support and defend us,” writes Stephen Coughlin in his latest book Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad. Coughlin continues, “While ignorance is not a crime for the average person, it is for professionals concerning subject matter that is the object of their professions. Why shouldn’t this hold true for national security professionals? For them, one requirement is that they know the enemy by undertaking real threat identification of entities that constitute actual threats to the Constitution and people of the United States.” The...
  • Trump on meeting with black pastors: 'I saw love in that room'

    11/30/2015 1:28:25 PM PST · by dynoman · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN
    "This meeting was amazing," Trump said in an impromptu press conference following the meeting. "Amazing people. We must have had more than 100 people in the room. We all thought it was such a good meeting ... and we have many, many endorsements that came out of the meeting."
  • Two Australian surfers missing after driving through Mexican drug cartel territory

    11/30/2015 1:23:25 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 30, 2015 | Joshua Fechter
    The families of two Australian surfers missing in Mexico "hold deep fears" after two bodies were found in a burned van in a region dominated by a prominent drug cartel. The van — identical to one belonging to Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman, the two surfers — was found in Navolato on Nov. 21, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Mexican authorities were unable to identify the bodies immediately because they were too badly burnt.
  • Classy: Climate Change Protesters Destroy Memorial For Paris Terror Attack Victims

    11/30/2015 12:42:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Conference of the Parties Climate Change Summit, which President Obama is currently attending. Not only did protesters destroy a memorial left in remembrance of those killed by ISIS terrorists a little over one week ago, they picked up candles dedicated to victims and threw them at police.  This is what the climate change protesters have done to the memorial to those murdered last week #Paris. pic.twitter.com/MFGkjWRQfT— Geeza (@Geezajay2013) November 29, 2015 H/T Twitchy
  • Pluto's Craterless Plains Look Young

    11/30/2015 12:31:32 PM PST · by fishtank · 23 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Dec. 2015 | Brian Thomas
    Pluto's Craterless Plains Look Young by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Resources › Physical Sciences Resources › Astronomy Earlier this year, New Horizons flew past dwarf planet Pluto and its sister Charon, rapidly capturing data. That information continues to trickle in, revealing a surprisingly smooth heart-shaped plain called "Tombaugh Regio." The countless craters expected from billions of years' worth of impacts are nowhere to be found. Tombaugh Regio is centered just north of Pluto's equator and contains a western lobe called "Sputnik Planum." After thorough data scouring, researchers found zero craters on Sputnik Planum.
  • Ted Cruz: Media ‘wants to blame’ shooting on pro-life movement, but ‘there’s no evidence’

    11/30/2015 12:26:10 PM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/30/15 | Ben Johnson
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, November 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- The media made a rush to judgement in blaming the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting on the pro-life movement, according to Sen. Ted Cruz. Shortly after the shooting, Planned Parenthood blamed the violence outside the abortion facility on "smear campaigns." But Cruz rebutted the notion that Americans who support the right to life are responsible for 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear's shooting spree, that ended three lives. "The media promptly wants to blame him on the pro-life movement when at this point there’s very little evidence to indicate that," Cruz told The Texas...
  • Oklahoma university president: School is not a ‘day care’ or ‘safe space’

    11/30/2015 12:05:28 PM PST · by oh8eleven · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 30 November 2015 | Jason Silverstein
    Piper, president of a private evangelical Christian university with about 1,200 students, is having none of it. His post starts by railing against a student who said he felt “victimized” by an on-campus sermon about love. "Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic!" Piper writes.
  • Hey Jeb: Before you talk about my 'fall,' try getting as far as I got

    11/30/2015 11:52:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Herman Cain
    Big talk from Mr. 5.5 percent.Someone should tell Jeb Bush that I’ve accepted an invitation to speak at Donald Trump’s rally this coming Monday in Georgia. I accepted for a simple reason: He asked. But Gov. Bush seems weirdly interested these days in the connection – if only in his own mind – between what he thinks happened to me and what he thinks is going to happen to Trump.I’ve heard this one before, of course. Herman Cain was leading the 2012 primary race only to “flame out,” and the same thing is going to happen to Trump. This is...
  • Why is the GOP so bad at playing the race card?

    11/30/2015 11:39:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    When it comes to diversity in the slates of candidates offered by each party this season, the scales are decidedly tipped to one side. The GOP field includes not only both genders, but an African American, a couple of guys of Cuban descent and, until very recently, one whose parents came from India. They range in age from the well seasoned to those less than a decade past the constitutional minimum. For their part, the Democrats are offering something different. The field is as lily white as fresh sheets at a hotel, with the only two in serious contention both...
  • New York Times: Two-Thirds of Americans Want U.S. to Join Climate Change Pact

    11/30/2015 11:19:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/30/2015 | By GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO
    A solid majority of Americans say the United States should join an international treaty to limit the impact of global warming, but on this and other climate-related questions, opinion divides sharply along partisan lines, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. Two-thirds of Americans support the United States joining a binding international agreement to curb growth of greenhouse gas emissions, but a slim majority of Republicans remain opposed, the poll found. Sixty-three percent of Americans -- including a bare majority of Republicans -- said they would support domestic policy limiting carbon emissions from power plants. Public support for...
  • Clinton to Obama in 2013: Close Gitmo

    11/30/2015 11:04:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    Give Hillary this much credit — in this case, she acted more like a leader than Barack Obama. That’s not a high bar to clear, especially in Obama’s second term. At the beginning of that second term, Hillary urged Obama to get serious about his oft-stated and unpopular goal of closing down the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, stressing that “we need a White House lead” on the issue. The Huffington Post’s Ryan J. Reilly got the memo in a FOIA request: Weeks before she stepped down as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton wrote a memo urging President Barack Obama...
  • Absolutely everything we know about Planned Parenthood shooting suspect Robert Dear

    11/30/2015 10:54:11 AM PST · by wagglebee · 30 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/30/15 | John Jalsevac
    November 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - The picture emerging of the man who allegedly opened fire at a Planned Parenthood facility Friday is one of a deeply troubled recluse with a history of run-ins with the law and bizarre behavior that left some of those who encountered him fearful for their safety, and many convinced that he wasn't sane. On Saturday morning Colorado Springs police identified Robert Lewis Dear, 57, of North Carolina, as the suspect in the shooting that left three dead, and another nine injured. Dear allegedly began shooting outside the Planned Parenthood facility just before noon, Mountain Time,...
  • VA In Midst of ‘Leadership Crisis’

    11/30/2015 10:45:16 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 15 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 18, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    The Department of Veterans Affairs network of health systems faces "crises in leadership and culture" in addition to other systematic problems, according to an independent assessment released Friday. The flaws rampant in VA hospitals demand a "system-wide reworking" of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The independent review was mandated by the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act signed into law by President Obama in 2014 following revelations about secret waitlists at VA hospitals that led to dozens of veteran deaths. The report sheds light on the "systemic, critical problems" currently facing the VA's integrated health care system. "The assessments...provided evidence...
  • Whether Gun Violence or Abortion Violence, Harming the Innocent is Always Wrong

    11/30/2015 10:22:57 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 7 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | RYAN BOMBERGER
    The Radiance Foundation condemns the horrific violence that happened this past weekend, and nearly every day, inside a Colorado Planned Parenthood. The daily destruction of human life for profit is inexcusable. Our hearts go out to mothers deceived into thinking violence is the answer to life that is unplanned. We also condemn the acts of an apparently deluded individual who terrorized and killed officers and civilians outside of the abortion mill. Our hearts go out to the families whose loved ones were ripped away by someone who thought violence was the answer to his confused life. Robert Dear is a...
  • In Their Own Words: Pro-Lifers Aren’t the Only Ones Who Call Abortion Killing

    11/30/2015 10:16:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/30/2015 | Scott Klusendorf
    Well, that didn't take long. Within hours of the Colorado shootings, abortion-choice advocates were placing blame squarely on the shoulders of pro-lifers. Apparently, we're guilty of "violent" rhetoric--that is, claiming that abortion intentionally kills an innocent human being--and that rhetoric is fueling acts of terror against abortion providers. "Do we really think that there are no consequences to claiming that abortion is murder," writes Jessica Valentiin The Guardian. "Can we stop pretending that pro-life lies don't have an effect…We know why this [attack] happened. Clinic workers who put their lives on the line every day know why this happened. Because...
  • Censored Women Rejected by Feminists

    11/30/2015 10:12:18 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 25, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    At George Washington University, feminists, documentarians and activists alike gathered and voiced their criticisms about the feminist movement at large and their resistance to acknowledge abuse of women in Muslim, Hindu and Sikh communities. In a panel discussion entitled, “Censorship and Free Speech,” a human rights lawyer-turned-documentarian and two activist directors and producers discussed their personal experiences with censorship from the Left and from Hollywood. Paula Kewskin, an attorney in international humanitarian and human rights law, also wrote and produced the documentary “Honor Diaries.” According to its website, the documentary “gives a platform to exclusively female voices and seeks to...
  • Healthy People Needed to Make Obamacare Ponzi Scheme a Success

    11/30/2015 10:07:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Devon Herrick
    The U.S. health care system is unsustainable but it could be dramatically improved with more efficient care of our sickest patients. Medical spending is rising at twice the rate of income growth. Medical prices are rising at three times the rate of consumer inflation. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was sold to the American people as a means to fix those problems and make health care affordable. The vehicle to achieve this is, implausibly, a requirement that we all purchase overpriced health insurance. In addition to stipulating the benefit package Americans are allowed to have, ACA regulations also force insurers...
  • Cruz: Maybe alleged clinic shooter is 'transgendered leftist'

    11/30/2015 9:44:54 AM PST · by Isara · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon November 30, 2015 | Gregory Krieg
    (CNN)-Ted Cruz is condemning the deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic, but is refusing to blame the attack on the anti-abortion rhetoric that has consumed stretches of the Republican primary campaign.Speaking about the alleged gunman, Robert Lewis Dear, at a campaign event in Iowa on Sunday, Cruz accused the media of wanting "to blame him on the pro-life movement when at this point there's very little evidence to indicate that." Audio of the comments was posted online by The Texas Tribune.When a reporter told Cruz that the suspect in the Colorado Springs killings is alleged to have mentioned "baby...
  • China’s Renminbi Is Approved as a Main World Currency

    11/30/2015 9:41:22 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 30, 2015 | By KEITH BRADSHER
    HONG KONG — The International Monetary Fund on Monday approved the Chinese renminbi as one of the world’s main central bank reserve currencies, a major acknowledgement of the country’s rising financial and economic heft. The I.M.F. decision will help pave the way for broader use of the renminbi in trade and finance, securing China’s standing as a global economic power. But it also introduces new uncertainty into China’s economy and financial system, as the country was forced to relax many currency controls to meet the I.M.F. requirements. The changes could inject volatility into the Chinese economy, since large flows of...
  • Climate Change Will Not Be Dangerous for a Long Time

    11/30/2015 9:41:16 AM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Scientific American ^ | November 27, 2015 | Matt Ridley
    Slower warming than predicted gives the world time to develop better energy technologies The climate change debate has been polarized into a simple dichotomy. Either global warming is "real, man-made and dangerous," as Pres. Barack Obama thinks, or it's a "hoax," as Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe thinks. But there is a third possibility: that it is real, man-made and not dangerous, at least not for a long time. This "lukewarm" option has been boosted by recent climate research, and if it is right, current policies may do more harm than good. For example, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the...
  • AP: Hillary Clinton made State Department awfully cozy for Foundation - and political - donors

    11/30/2015 9:37:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Cozy, yes … but illegally so? Not exactly, says the Associated Press, but the confluence of Hillary Clinton’s power and a number of donors to her family foundation and political campaigns, as well as potential conflicts of interest over business opportunities, gives the impression of corruption. And it might be just that no one has yet uncovered a quid pro quo yet … or more than one: The woman who would become a 2016 presidential candidate met or spoke by phone with nearly 100 corporate executives and long-time Clinton political and charity donors during her four years at the...
  • Education Department's Regulatory Gimmicks Can't Change Reality: Many Students Aren't Interested

    11/30/2015 9:36:54 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 30, 2015 | George Leef
    America's national obsession with raising our "educational attainment" level leads politicians and bureaucrats to focus on the silliest of things. Lately, that has been college accreditation. On November 6, the U.S. Department of Education put out a press release declaring "a sense of urgency about the need for significant improvement in both the rigor and flexibility of accreditation." "Accreditation" and "urgency" are words that may have never before appeared in the same sentence. Aside from a few federal bureaucrats and the people who work in the accrediting agencies themselves, almost no one gives any thought to college accreditation. Oh yes-college...
  • WaPo's Marcus: GOP Candidates 'Inflamed People, Helped Create Environment' for CO Shooting

    11/30/2015 9:20:01 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ruth Marcus has come close to blaming Republicans for the Colorado Springs shootings. Appearing on Jose Diaz-Balart's MSNBC show today, Washington Post columnist Marcus said that "the Republican candidates . . . have been part of the inflamed and inflammatory rhetoric about Planned Parenthood, about the sale of baby parts, about dismembering live babies . . . I think it's a fair conclusion, especially based on his . . . alleged mentioning of 'no more baby parts,' that this kind of rhetoric helped create this environment." Really? Is there no room for people--without being accused of inflaming people to commit...
  • Nutella Refuses to Make Personalized Jar for Girl Named "Isis"

    11/30/2015 8:39:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    In Australia, one is able to purchase a personalized label for a jar of Nutella, the popular chocolate and hazelnut spread. Unless, apparently, someone is trying to purchase a label for a person named Isis. A woman in Australia found this out the hard way, when she was told that she would not be allowed to purchase a personalized jar for her five-year-old niece, Isis Taylor. Her niece was named after the Egyptian goddess, and was born years before the creation of the Islamic State. Despite pleas to Ferrero Australia to please reconsider and print the label, the company stood...
  • Mizzou Instructor Accused Of Assaulting Underage Relative For Not Wearing Hijab

    11/30/2015 8:31:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11-30-15 | Blake Neff
    A graduate teaching assistant at the University of Missouri (MU) has been arrested and could be charged with child abuse after he allegedly assaulted a 14-year-old relative after seeing her in school without a headscarf. Youssif Omar was reportedly at Hickman High School in Columbia, Mo., last Tuesday when he spotted the girl, and noticed that she wasn't wearing a hijab, a traditional headscarf worn by many Muslim women and that many believers regard as a religious obligation. According to a Columbia police representative who spoke with the Columbia Daily Tribune, Omar reacted violently when he saw the relative without...
  • The Democrats' Demise, the Republicans Rise

    11/30/2015 8:19:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    "It's a great day to be a Republican in California!" I thought to myself when my colleagues elected me to be the next Beach Cities Republicans Club President, a growing grassroots organization in an otherwise deep blue state, which has witnessed and assisted remarkable Republican gains. I was following a long-list of who's who in the South Bay. The prior president, David Hadley, won the state assembly seat for my district, the first Republican in over two decades. Another fiscal conservative Republican won a seat in the East Bay, the first in over thirty years. Los Angeles County will enjoy...
  • Obama Apologizes to the World for Causing Global Warming

    11/30/2015 7:59:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/30/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    I rarely agree with Obama, but this time he has a point. We've certainly done our share of producing hot air. And by "us", I mean him. Because Obama just does not stop talking. In a speech interrupted by repeated beeps warning that he had exceeded his time limit, Mr. Obama said in Le Bourget that the climate conference represented an important turning point in world history because the leaders attending the meeting now recognize the urgency of the problem. The urgency of the problem is how to shut him up. All the world leaders agree on that. Every...
  • Sweden: "No Apartments, No Jobs, No Shopping Without A Gun"

    11/30/2015 7:52:11 AM PST · by amorphous · 89 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 30 Nov 2015 | Tyler Durden
    The week after the double murder at IKEA in Vasteras, where a man from Eritrea who had been denied asylum grabbed some knives and stabbed Carola and Emil Herlin to death, letters and emails poured into the offices of Swedish Prime Minister (PM) Stefan Lofven. Angry, despondent and desperate Swedes have pled with the Social Democratic PM to stop filling the country with criminal migrants from the Third World or, they write, there is a serious risk of hatred running rampant in Sweden. One woman suggested that because the Swedish media will not address these issues, Lofven should start reading...
  • John Kasich Refuses to Say if He Would Support Donald Trump as Republican Nominee

    11/30/2015 7:47:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/30/2015 | Ben Gittleson
    Ohio Gov.John Kasich today would not commit to supporting frontrunner Donald Trump as the party's nominee, saying that he did not expect the real estate mogul to win. "I think he's very divisive and I do not believe he will last," Kasich said when asked if he would support Trump if he wins the Republican primary. Kasich pointed to Trump's recent back and forth with TheNew York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski as a reason he won't win the nomination. Trump has drawn criticism this week for appearing to mimic Kovaelski's mannerisms, caused by a muscular disorder, which Kasich said Trump...