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  • Donald Trump Will Be G.O.P. Nominee, Students’ Mock Convention Says

    02/13/2016 8:45:38 PM PST · by GilGil · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/13/2016 | Nicholas Fondos
    LEXINGTON, Va. — A gymnasium full of college students here on Saturday did what a former Republican Party chairman, a former vice president and a former speaker of the House who addressed their mock convention would not: predict the Republican nominee for president. And they did so with bravado, perhaps characteristic of their nominee, predicting that Donald J. Trump, the business tycoon who has never held elected office, would win the Republican nomination with more than twice as many delegates as the runner-up, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. For a political culture awash with polls and punditry, the mock convention...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ AND THIS TOO SHALL PASS ~ 14 February 2016

    02/13/2016 5:03:24 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 61 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    AND THIS TOO SHALL PASS An Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which would be true and appropriate in all times and in all situations. They presented him with the words: "And this, too, shall pass away." How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction! Abraham Lincoln in an address before the Wisconsin State Agricultural Society in Milwaukee - 30 September 1859
  • Colleges Are Cultivating America's First Truly Authoritarian Generation

    02/13/2016 4:48:22 PM PST · by Benny Huang · 21 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | February 13, 2016 | Benny Huang
    "It's illegal to offend people," said the UT-Austin police officer to a Christian evangelist. The officer then proceeded to write the evangelist a citation. Yes, that actually happened in America. Thankfully, the citation was later voided and the officer received re-training. The event occurred just off campus where two evangelists were preaching against homosexuality. According to the police officer, a student complained that he was being "verbally harassed" which in fact he was not. The whiney student, if he exists at all, was simply being exposed to words and ideas that offended him. The accusation of "verbal harassment" is the...
  • Hour 1: Liberals Respond Ton Antonin Scalia's Death,Mockery,Joy

    02/13/2016 4:31:26 PM PST · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | February 13, 2016 | Breitbart News
    Within one hour of news breaking that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in his sleep, progressives on Twitter put politics before basic human decency–both celebrating and mocking his death.
  • Texas: Judge orders Muslim couple who enslaved women be deported, forever

    02/13/2016 4:09:12 PM PST · by Lera · 18 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | February 11, 2016
    A US judge ordered the Qatar military officer and his wife to be expelled immediately after he heard how the two servants were forced to live in squalor while they enjoyed the lap of luxury in their upscale San Antonio home. Hassan al-Homoud, 46, who received military training at San Antonio's Camp Bullis, and his wife, Zainab al-Hosani, a citizen of the United Arab Emirates, pleaded guilty to federal charges in December. District Judge Orlando Garcia said he had hoped to hand down a harsher sentence than deportation in the case, since engaging in forced labour is a crime punishable...
  • Titans of Mavericks

    02/13/2016 3:54:38 PM PST · by Jim 0216 · 6 replies ^ | 2/12/16 | redbull
    Half Moon Bay in Northern California is home to Mavericks, the renowned surf break that produces some of the heaviest waves in the world. Titans of Mavericks is the biggest name in big wave surf contests. Watch the replay exclusively on Red Bull TV.
  • N.E. Fishermen Warned of Extreme Cold, Wind Chills

    02/13/2016 1:19:57 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    Marine Link ^ | , February 13, 2016 | Joseph R. Fonseca
    The Coast Guard is urging the Massachusetts and Rhode Island fishing fleet to take caution heading into the weekend when life threatening temperatures and wind chills are forecasted.
  • Bitter cold at Sea Isle City's Polar Bear Plunge

    02/13/2016 12:53:45 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 02/13/2016 | Julie Shaw
    Yes, it happened! More than 2,000 brave souls plunged into the Atlantic Ocean at 2 p.m. Saturday as part of Sea Isle City's 22nd annual Polar Bear Plunge. Temperatures were about 20 degrees in this Cape May County town on the Jersey Shore, according to weather reports. Katherine Custer, a city spokeswoman, said the cold-weather event "attracts many people from all walks of life." The plunge is a fundraiser for the Sea Isle City Chamber of Commerce and Revitalization and benefits events the organization hosts in the community, Custer said. On Sunday, there will be a Polar Bear Run-Walk for...
  • Preacher Hit With ‘Disorderly Conduct’ Citation Near College Campus - It’s the Reason

    02/13/2016 11:59:58 AM PST · by lowbridge · 47 replies ^ | february 12, 2016 | dave urbanski
    "We had somebody that was offended by the gestures you were making," the officer told the preacher, who captured the conversation on cellphone video posted to YouTube Tuesday. "And that's our job is to make sure that doesn't happen, because these are students just walking in this mall right here." The university police officer acknowledged the preacher wasn't technically on campus, but he was writing him up anyway since students were walking nearby: "So the job here is to write you up as a citation, disorderly conduct, for offending someone," the officer said. When the preacher asked if freedom of...
  • Would you bet against sex robots? AI 'could leave half of world unemployed'

    02/13/2016 11:24:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 54 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | February 13, 2016 | Alan Yuhas
    Machines could put more than half the world’s population out of a job in the next 30 years, according to a computer scientist who said on Saturday that artificial intelligence’s threat to the economy should not be understated. Expert Moshe Vardi told the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS): “We are approaching a time when machines will be able to outperform humans at almost any task.
  • Pakistan president condemns St Valentine's Day

    02/13/2016 11:13:50 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies ^ | Feb 13, 2016 | bbc
    Pakistan's president has denounced St Valentine's Day, saying the festival has no connection with Pakistani culture and should be avoided. President Mamnoon Hussain told students that it was a Western tradition and conflicted with Muslim culture. His remarks came after a district in north-western Pakistan banned Valentine's Day celebrations. Valentine's Day is popular in many cities in Pakistan, but religious groups have denounced it as decadent.
  • Claude Dallas: The Myth Comes To Life

    02/13/2016 11:02:38 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 4 replies
    The Blue Review ^ | Joe Bieter
    Growing up, Claude Dallas loved to read and imagine the stories of the West. He soaked in the characters of Louis L’Amour’s books, ventured West with E.H. Staffelbach in Toward Oregon, and met with Indians in The Horsemen of the Plains by Joseph Altsheler, and Merritt Allen’s The White Feather. He could not get enough. With time he added Zane Grey and Jack London novels and repeatedly checked out every book on the West he came across, including two western classics — Owen Wister’s The Virginian and Andy Adam’s The Log of a Cowboy. Someday he hoped to live as...
  • Cops shot during confrontation with suspect in Louisiana(Baton Rouge)

    02/13/2016 10:31:59 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 2/13/2016 | unknown
    Two Baton Rouge police officers who were shot early Saturday during a confrontation with a suspect are hospitalized in stable condition, police said. Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said he believed the officers' injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. The suspect is undergoing surgery at the same area hospital. "Everything is still preliminary, and we're still working the scene," Dabadie said. He did not release the names of the officers or the suspect. The suspect's godsister identified him as Calvin Smith, 22, CBS Baton Rouge affiliate WAFB-TV reports. Gina Chambers told WAFB-TV that Smith has a history...
  • A bad week for US law enforcement officers

    02/13/2016 10:00:42 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 13, 2016 | Rick Moran
    It's been a deadly, tragic week for law enforcement in the United States, as at least five officers have been shot and killed in the last four days.
  • Man who shot down drone pleads guilty to criminal mischief

    02/13/2016 9:51:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    AP ^ | 02/13/16
  • Rochester, NY school organizes ‘Hijab Day’ for non-Muslim students (Infiltration)

    02/13/2016 9:35:58 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 80 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/12/2016 | Robert Spencer
    "A district spokesman told the site officials consulted with an attorney about the World Hijab Day event, and were advised that 'there would be more of a legal issue if the school said no to the event' than to hold lessons on the Muslim scarf." Really? What kind of a legal issue? Would the school be brought up on charges of "Islamophobia"? Is that trumped-up propaganda term a crime now? School board president Van Henri White said of the Hijab Day organizer, student Eman Muthana: "She's not trying to make anybody else anything other than who they are, but she...
  • George Clooney Praises Merkel’s Openness to Migrants as He Seeks Greater Seclusion in Italy

    02/13/2016 9:02:40 AM PST · by dennisw · 34 replies ^ | 12 Feb 2016 | by Thomas D. Williams,
    According to one source, Clooney loves his estate and the area, but he has received a huge offer for the villa, which he is considering, and "he would buy another, less accessible property in another area of Italy." George Clooney, and his wife Amal, met in private with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday and praised her leadership during the migrant crisis, as rumors circulate that the American actor may sell his luxurious Lake Como property because it isn't isolated enough. Clooney, who was accompanied to the Merkel meeting by former UK foreign secretary David Miliband, told reporters that he...
  • Bernie Sanders Crowds Are Whiter Than Those of Donald Trump (Humor)

    02/13/2016 8:57:49 AM PST · by pinochet · 12 replies
    Editors at a radical magazine that supports Sanders is wringing its hands over the fact that crowds at Bernie Sanders rallies are too white: This is in fact, true. I have seen ads and rallies by Bernie that prove that Bernie's crowds are whiter than those of Donald Trump. But there is something else. The white people at Bernie's rallies are more beautiful than the white people at Trump's rallies, because they are younger whites. Another thing. The whites at Bernie's rallies are a happy and cheerful group of whites, in contrast to the whites at Trumps rallies, who...
  • The complete idiot's guide to being right about Donald Trump

    02/13/2016 8:57:26 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2016 | Eddie Zipperer
    If you operate under the assumption that helium is heavier than the air around you, you're going to lose your balloon. If you're smart, you won't lose many balloons before you change your assumption. If you don't change your assumption, you're going to keep losing balloons and start to look pretty stupid in the process. But it looks like you can't teach old pundits new paradigms. After presidential candidate Donald Trump finished in second in the Iowa Republican caucus, the media went straight to work picking out a coffin for his campaign, battling it out to see who could write...
  • DETROIT: Young Thugs Knock Out Elderly Man During Attempted Robbery (VIDEO)

    02/13/2016 8:43:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    Detroit police released video this week of a brutal knockout attack during an attempted robbery.The suspects knocked an elderly man out during an attempted robbery. The second suspect hit the man after he fell unconscious to the ground.The suspects knocked an elderly man out during an attempted robbery. The second suspect hit the man after he fell unconscious to the ground. This was so brutal–" ideo from a surveillance camera in a Detroit liquor store shows the brutal attack of a 64-year-old man during an attempted robbery that happened last weekend. Police released the video Friday with the hope that...
  • Retired Kansas teacher 'leaves $2 million in here savings

    02/13/2016 8:37:28 AM PST · by keving · 5 replies
    Daly Mail ^ | 2/13/2016 | Alexandra Genova
    A different way being helping others
  • South Carolina Poll – Donald Trump 36%, Ted Cruz 19% (Trump above 50% with second choice)

    02/13/2016 8:29:38 AM PST · by GilGil · 47 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2/12/2016 | Sundance
    A close review of the poll internals, shows some remarkable and consistent insights when contrast against ground reports, alternate polling and field data. What many political junkies might find remarkable is the dominance of the Trump coalition. After reviewing the poll data, the current decisions of the Trump campaign’s approach in South Carolina make VERY good sense. When you review the poll data take note of what the pollster calls Horse Race #1, and Horse Race #2, the first preference and second preference of the SC electorate. Only Donald Trump extends well beyond 50% when both first and second choices...
  • Elite Don't Get Trump's Appeal

    02/13/2016 8:01:03 AM PST · by GilGil · 118 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/10/2016 | Bill Donohue
    The difference between Sununu and most conservative pundits is that he is honest about his cluelessness. For several months, night after night, conservative talking heads have been bashing Trump, dismissing him as if he were a carnival freak. Oh, yes, they readily concede, he may be able to whip up the masses, but he cannot engage them for the long fight. That they look increasingly silly cannot be denied. The fundamental problem with conservative critics of Trump is their class bias. They don't understand the working class. Sheltered in prep schools and Ivy League institutions, their world is one where...
  • Bloomberg’s Everytown Patronizing Young Women by Stigmatize Men & Guns

    02/13/2016 7:49:14 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 2/12/2016 | unknown
    Few things are as painfully uncool as a 73-year-old billionaire's desperate attempts to be relevant. This fact is brought into stark realization by Michael Bloomberg front-group Everytown for Gun Safety's ham-handed new campaign aimed at stigmatizing guns and gun-owning men among young women. Dubbed "Singled Out," the campaign website curiously seeks to drive young women to the gun control cause by way of disparaging men who own firearms. To Everytown, gun-owning men are predominantly "gunsplainers", a derivation of the term mansplainer, which is a man who attempts to explain something to a woman in a patronizing way. Therefore, a "gunsplainer"...
  • Knife Control: This Guy Explains the Crazy Knife Laws in the UK Which Are Very Disturbing

    02/13/2016 7:29:26 AM PST · by rktman · 84 replies ^ | 2/12/2016 | unknown
    If you want to know what knives are actually legal to own or even to carry in the UK, you better bring a legal pad and a pen with a lot of ink in it. We've said it before. Gun control isn't about guns. It's about control. And the same can be said for the route the UK is taking in having some of the strictest knife control laws on the planet.
  • NASA Study Concludes Global Warming Is Actually Slowing Sea Level Rise

    02/13/2016 7:05:02 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 2/12/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    A new NASA study concludes global warming increases the amount of water stored underground which, in turn, slows the rate of sea level rise. At a time when scientists are worried about accelerating sea level rise, NASA scientist John Reager and his colleagues found an extra 3,200 gigatons of water was being stored by parched landscapes from 2002 to 2014, slowing sea level rise by 15 percent. "We always assumed that people's increased reliance on groundwater for irrigation and consumption was resulting in a net transfer of water from the land to the ocean,” Reager said, according to AFP. "What...
  • Online groups sleuthing to call out phony military careers

    02/13/2016 7:02:37 AM PST · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 2/13/16 | Dolasinski
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Tribune News Service) — It takes a mere glance for Tim Howle to see through the nonsense. A military uniform adorned with every award a service member can earn is a dead giveaway. He hopes he's wrong, but sometimes an impersonator is blatantly lying and receiving financial benefits based on those lies. That's where Howle draws the line. "It's just about righting wrong," Howle said. "We hold certain values of honesty and integrity as a basis for our being. If nobody else is going to stand up to these guys, we feel we have to do it." Howle...
  • Satan's War on Women

    02/13/2016 6:45:54 AM PST · by kindred · 7 replies ^ | February 11, 2016 | DJP I.F
    My dear friend, Satan is no dope or buffoon. He is a diabolical genius who fully comprehends the inner workings of Adam’s fallen race and knows how to perfectly play humanity like a fiddle to fulfill all of his demonic anti-God agenda (Isa. 14:12-15, Matt. 4:9, Eph. 2:2-3, Rev. 13:4). He is a human hunter and a destroyer and knows exactly what bait to use to bring down a culture and society which has had the Bible and Almighty God in its beginnings and founding (John 8:44). As one reads through the biblical account of Adam’s fallen race one satanic...
  • Trump’s America

    02/13/2016 6:06:05 AM PST · by Theoria · 61 replies
    WSJ ^ | 13 Feb 2016 | Charles Murray
    There's nothing irrational about Donald Trump's appeal to the white working class, writes Charles Murray: they have every reason to be angry If you are dismayed by Trumpism, don't kid yourself that it will fade away if Donald Trump fails to win the Republican nomination. Trumpism is an expression of the legitimate anger that many Americans feel about the course that the country has taken, and its appearance was predictable. It is the endgame of a process that has been going on for a half-century: America's divestment of its historic national identity. For the eminent political scientist Samuel Huntington, writing...
  • Bernie Sanders is Not a Social Democrat; He's a Marxist

    02/13/2016 5:00:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | February 13, 2016 | John C. Goodman
    When is the last time you were in Denmark? Or Norway? Or Sweden? If you have had the pleasure of visiting these lovely places you may have noticed something really odd. Nobody there talks the way Bernie Sanders talks. Sanders frequently points to northern European countries, especially Denmark, as examples of how he would like to remake the United States economy - by which he mainly means higher taxes and more social services. But the main difference between the tax systems of the US and Denmark is not high taxes on the rich. It's higher taxes on the middle class....
  • One-Man 'Rabbi for Trump' Dumps Donald Trump After Iowa

    02/13/2016 4:34:32 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    The Forward ^ | February 3, 2016 | Nathan Guttman
    Donald Trump not only lost Iowa, he also lost his rabbi. Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg, the founder and sole member of the Facebook group named "Rabbi for Trump" announced Tuesday he is closing the group. "Ladies and gentlemen of Facebook: Rabbi For Trump will be closing down," Rosenberg, a rabbi from Edison, New Jersey, announced. Rosenberg went on to accuse Trump's campaign of ignoring Jewish supporters in the Republican primary race. "It seems to me that representatives of his campaign don't care about the Jewish vote. They think they can win without it," he wrote, explaining that he had "pleaded" with...
  • Henry Kissinger's War Crimes Are Central to the Divide Between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

    02/13/2016 4:26:54 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 18 replies
    The Intercept ^ | Feb. 12 2016 | Dan Froomkin
    The sparring during Thursday's Democratic presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders over whether Henry Kissinger is an elder statesman or a pariah has laid bare a major foreign policy divide within the Democratic Party. Clinton and Sanders stand on opposite sides of that divide. One represents the hawkish Washington foreign policy establishment, which reveres and in some cases actually works for Kissinger. The other represents the marginalized non-interventionists, who can't possibly forgive someone with the blood of millions of brown people on his hands. Kissinger is an amazing and appropriate lens through which to see what's at stake...
  • Shocking moment Saudi historian claimed American women drive...

    02/13/2016 4:15:35 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/11/16 | Alexandra Klausner
    ...because they don't care if they are raped Historian Saleh al-Saadoon said that in countries where women can drive they don't care if they're raped 'They don't care if they are raped on the roadside, but we do,' al-Saadoon said Al-Saadoon also suggested that Saudi Arabia prevent rape by male chauffeurs by getting foreign female chauffeurs A Saudi Arabian historian tried to justify his nation's ban on female drivers by saying that they might get raped if their cars break down. He added his opinion that in countries like America sexual crimes 'are no big deal' to women. In a...
  • WJC honors Henry Kissinger with Theodor Herzl Award

    02/13/2016 4:02:28 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 1 replies
    World Jewish Congress ^ | 12 Nov 2014 | WJC
    Former US Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger was this year's laureate of the World Jewish Congress Theodor Herzl Award. At the annual gala dinner in New York, the 91-year-old Kissinger was presented with the award by US journalist Barbara Walters. WJC President Ronald S. Lauder said in his address that "Henry Kissinger brought an unusual combination of knowledge, brilliance and skill to the office of Secretary of State." More than 500 guests attended the dinner at Manhattan's Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Introducing the laureate, Lauder particularly highlighted Kissinger's efforts to secure peace in Vietnam and in the Middle East....
  • With a Slur for Ted Cruz, Donald Trump Further Splits Voters

    02/13/2016 3:50:07 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 80 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 12, 2016 | JONATHAN MARTIN and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    ... [I]n a campaign that has seemingly tested every political rule, Mr. Trump’s opponents hope his latest provocation will be too much for well-mannered voters in this heavily evangelical Christian state to bear: his use of a pungently vulgar word this week to describe one of his rivals, Senator Ted Cruz. Mr. Trump’s raunchy language has become unsurprising at his rallies. And the slur against Mr. Cruz was largely overshadowed by the coverage of the next day’s New Hampshire primary. But in voicing the crude term, Mr. Trump has further polarized a Republican Party already deeply divided about his candidacy,...
  • Coulter's W&L mock convention speech

    02/13/2016 2:41:11 AM PST · by tgdunbar · 32 replies
    Facebook ^ | 02/12/2016 | Ann Coulter
    As Miss Coulter explains in her Washington and Lee University Mock Convention speech: Immigration, Immigration, Immigration
  • Journos kicked out of Concerned Student 1950 town hall at Mizzou, threatened with arrest

    02/13/2016 12:55:34 AM PST · by This_far · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published February 13, 2016
    Journalists covering student activism on the campus of the University of Missouri still face a hostile environment. According to Higher Education news site The College Fix, one of their student videographers had the cops called on him after he refused to leave a Wednesday evening town hall meeting organized by Concerned Student 1950.
  • 'Pro-Faith' or 'Profane?' Trump Surrogate Gets Heckled at Faith and Family Forum

    02/13/2016 12:24:33 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 316 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 12, 2016 | Leigh Munsil
    "...[Pastor Mark Burns] repeated four times: "Donald Trump is pro-faith. He is pro-faith. He is pro-faith. He is pro-faith." But an attendee called out loudly that Trump is "profane" - presumably referring to Trump's use of the word "pussy" on stage to mock opponent Sen. Ted Cruz and other such statements over the course of the campaign. Burns responded by admitting that Trump's language is profane. "Let me tell you one thing, I'm grateful you said that, that Donald Trump is profane, and that's what you're saying," he said. "Donald Trump is profane, but guess what? ... I don't know...
  • Four GOP Candidates Pledge To Pass FADA In First 100 days

    02/12/2016 10:44:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 12, 2016 | Nate Madden and Robert Eno
    Four remaining Presidential Candidates Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio, and Jeb Bush have pledged to push for passing the First Amendment Defense Act within their first 100 days in office, while others still in the race have not. The pledge, a joint effort of the American Principles Project, Heritage Action for America and Family Research Council Action, reads "If elected, I pledge to push for the passage of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) and sign it into law during the first 100 days of my term as President." "Our future President, whoever he or she may be,...
  • Joe Scarborough-Donald Trump friendship increasing source of discomfort at NBC

    02/12/2016 9:57:35 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    Last November, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough sat on stage at the 92nd Street Y in New York and recounted the various times he had given Donald Trump political advice. "I've actually called him up and said, 'Donald, listen, you need to speak in complete sentences at debates," Scarborough said. "After the second debate ... I walked into his office, I said, 'Donald, do you know how to read? ... I said, 'You should read before a debate! ... Read a paragraph on Syria, read a paragraph on education reform!'"
  • While Some Push Abortion, This Mom is Blessed to Have Two Daughters With Microcephaly

    02/12/2016 7:43:47 PM PST · by kathsua · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | Feb 12, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    A small but growing number of families and disability rights advocates are pushing back against abortion activists calls to legalize abortion for disabled babies in South America. Several South American countries have reported unusually high rates of babies born with microcephaly, a neurological disorder where a baby’s head is significantly smaller and the brain is abnormally developed, according to the Mayo Clinic. The condition is not typically fatal, but it can cause health problems throughout the child’s life. Because of a possible link between the Zika virus and microcephaly, some South American countries are advising women to avoid getting pregnant...
  • Bernie Asked If He's Thwarting History

    02/12/2016 7:18:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush ^ | February 12, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm convinced that these people listen to this program, 'cause it was earlier this week that I accused Hillary Clinton of racism and bigotry because not only did she try to stop the first black guy from becoming president -- that would be Barack Hussein O -- and now she's attempting to stop the first Jewish guy from becoming president. And they are asked this question last night. Bernie Sanders was asked the question. That's why I know they listen. They were worried that it worked, so Gwen Ifill had to turn it around. "Bernie, are you...
  • Congress Makes Internet Access Tax Ban Permanent

    02/12/2016 7:16:21 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 11, 2016 | By Kelly Phillips Erb
    Today, the Senate voted to keep internet access tax free -- permanently. If that feels like a small achievement, it's not. Taxing internet access has been barred by law since 1998. However, over the last 20 years, the prohibition wasn't a permanent law: it was a moratorium. To keep the moratorium in place, Congress had to extend it. And extend it again. So they did so in 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2014 and a series of band-aids through 2015 -- eight times in total.
  • West Virginia Will Become the 26th Right-To-Work State

    02/12/2016 6:53:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed legislation to make West Virginia the 26th right-to-work state, but was quickly overridden by the Republican legislature. For bills that don't deal with budgetary matters or appropriations, a simple majority is needed to override a veto. The state senate had already done so. And the State House of Delegates was expected to follow suit, given that there are 64 Republican members. The law goes into effect July 1 (via Metro News ): The House of Delegates and state Senate made quick work of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's vetoes on the bills that...
  • Grandma and Grandpa Gum It Up Again in Another Painful Democrat Debate

    02/12/2016 6:07:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | February 12, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'll tell you, this is getting painful to have to watch this stuff. The Democrat debate. You know, ladies and gentlemen, after watching this thing last night, I do not understand why in the world the Democrat Party wants to let more immigrants into this country. This country sucks so bad, this country is so horrible, this country is so decrepit, why in the world would they want anybody to come here and live here? It's a mind-boggling thing to listen to these people talk about this country, and then to try to outdo each other. Here...
  • FReeper Canteen - Valentines For Our Troops - 13 Feb 2016

    02/12/2016 5:57:42 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 374 replies
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  • Concealed Carrier Saves Police Officer from Mob

    02/12/2016 5:40:33 PM PST · by ChildOfThe60s · 22 replies
    USA Carry ^ | 02/10/2016 | by Michael Jenkins
    When a police officer in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania came under attack by a group of young people, the intervention of a citizen armed with a handgun prevented further tragedy. The incident took place on Friday, February 5th. A police officer on routine patrol near Upper Darby High School broke up a fight between several students. In response, a group of nearly 40 young people began to harass and threaten him. Two young men stepped forward and began to physically assault the uniformed officer. A neighbor in a nearby home took action. Armed with a handgun, he left his house and...
  • Exploiting the Poor: Hospitals and Chain Drug Stores

    02/12/2016 5:19:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Dan Horowitz
    Recently, a number of purportedly conservative commentators have been making the case against reform of a gaping loophole in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) "340b" program. But like the seedy snake oil salesmen of the Old West, these boisterous naysayers are not merely engaged in a game of corporate Three Card Monty. Sadly, these shills are now working - both in public and through quiet lobbying of Congress - to stop recommended improvements seeking to put a stop to wasteful and unnecessary spending. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), part of HHS, oversees the 340b...
  • Bush's Relentless Attacks Hurt Rubio In New Hampshire

    02/12/2016 5:05:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Deroy Murdock
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — The mood at the Radisson Hotel here was restrained Tuesday night, to say the least. Voters and volunteers who backed Senator Marco Rubio (R - Florida) grew increasingly subdued as election returns showed him earning the No. 5 spot in the GOP presidential primary.  Rubio's disappointing 10.6 percent finish must have surprised observers as seasoned as New Hampshire Union Leader editorial-page editor (and Chris Christie supporter) Grant Bosse. Over lunch at the Thirsty Moose Taphouse on Elm Street, he said on Tuesday afternoon: "I don't think Marco will drop below third." No such luck.  Rubio himself acknowledged the problem. Despite the "Marcomentum" after he...
  • Pro-Growth Legislation Awaits a Republican President

    02/12/2016 4:21:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | February 12, 2013 | Donald Lambro
    A menacing black cloud is looming over our economy, one that should make the 2016 presidential election a slam-dunk for Republicans -- depending on who the GOP nominates this summer. The U.S. economy slowed to a crawl in the last three months of 2015, barely growing by 0.7 percent, following a sluggish third quarter. Industrial activity is anemic. Retail sales have been mediocre. The stock market is in a nose dive. And millions of Americans fear we may be headed toward another recession. Few Americans believe the unemployment rate is really at 5 percent, as millions of Americans are forced...