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  • GitHub is undergoing a full-blown overhaul as execs and employees depart

    02/06/2016 9:35:20 PM PST · by GunningForTheBuddha · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/06/2016 | Julie Bort and Matt Weinberger
    We've been hearing about a lot of drama going on at $2 billion startup GitHub, the hugely important and popular site used by millions of computer programmers where 10 or more executives have departed in recent months.The more we write about the inner turmoil, the more people step forward to share details and opinions.…"They are trying to control culture, interviewing and firing. Scary times at the company without a seasoned leader. While their efforts are admirable it is very hard to even interview people who are 'white' which makes things challenging," this person said.Sanchez is known for some strong views...
  • Designs for Ronald, Nancy Reagan Coins Unveiled at Birthday Celebration

    02/06/2016 8:26:22 PM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies
    Ronald Reagan Day in California was marked Saturday by a ceremony at the presidential library in Simi Valley that included the unveiling of the designs of the Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 Coin and Nancy Reagan First Spouse Coin. The ceremony on the 105th anniversary of Reagan's birth included live musical entertainment performed by the Camp Pendleton Marine Division Band and a flyover by the Tiger Squadron, a formation flying squad that primarily uses the Chinese-built Nanchang CJ6A and Soviet-built Yak 52. The program began at midday with music conducted by Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Edward D. Banta, the commanding general...
  • Gallup: New Hampshire Now Least Religious State in U.S.

    02/06/2016 8:11:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Gallup ^ | 02/06/2016 | Frank Newport
    New Hampshire is the least religious state in the U.S., edging out Vermont in Gallup's 2015 state-by-state analysis. Mississippi has extended its eight-year streak as the most religious state, followed closely by neighboring Alabama. These state-by-state results are based on over 174,000 interviews conducted as part of Gallup Daily tracking in 2015, including more than 480 interviews in every state and more than 1,000 interviews in most states. Complete results and sample sizes are shown at the end of the article. Gallup classifies Americans into three religious groups based on their responses to a question measuring religious service attendance and...
  • Fun with numbers: The real story behind the 4.9% unemployment report

    02/06/2016 5:24:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/06/2016 | Rick Moran
    On the surface, the January jobs numbers appear to be "not bad."  There were 151,000 jobs created, and the official unemployment rate dropped below 5%. But the story inside the numbers is really, really awful.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates job creation and loss using two different measurements: the Current Population Survey and "Establishment" data from the Current Employment Statistics.  Usually, the two measurements are roughly the same.  But how do you explain this, BLS? Consider these BLS numbers based on household data. In January, there were 25,328,000 "foreign born" workers employed, a one-month drop of 98,000. In January, there...
  • Thousands Take Part in Anti-Islam Protests across Europe

    02/06/2016 5:13:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 02/06/2016
    DRESDEN, Germany (AP) -- Thousands of people are taking part in protests against Islam and immigration in several European cities. Police in Dresden say they expect about 15,000 protesters at a rally organized by the group Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West. Known by its German acronym PEGIDA, the group emerged in Dresden two years ago and has become a magnet for far-right and anti-immigrant sentiment. About 10,000 people are expected to take part in a counter-demonstration Saturday on the other side of the river Elbe, which divides the city.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ GOD'S PERFECTION ~ 07 February 2016

    02/06/2016 5:02:24 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 109 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    GOD'S PERFECTION In Brooklyn, New York, Chush is a school that caters to learning disabled children. Some children remain in Chush for their entire school career, while others can be main-streamed into conventional schools. At a Chush fund-raising dinner, the father of a Chush child delivered a speech that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he cried out, "Where is the perfection in my son Shaya? Everything God does is done with perfection. But my child cannot understand things as other children do. My child...
  • Cornell Student Faces Charges for Alleged Frat House Sex Assault

    02/06/2016 5:01:35 PM PST · by TraditionalMerica · 10 replies
    A Cornell University student has been charged in connection with a sex assault at a fraternity house, school officials said. The alleged assault happened around 2 a.m. last Sunday and resulted in the fraternity, Psi Upsilon, getting suspended, Cornell University police said. On Thursday, Ballinger, 21, of New York City, was arraigned in Ithaca City Court and was sent to Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond. University police said they identified him as the perpetrator "with the assistance of the victim."
  • Former Ben Carson communications director: They gave Cruz a 'loaded pistol'

    02/06/2016 4:10:41 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 5, 2016 | Allan Smith
    Republican presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson's former top campaign aides think Carson's campaign botched the handling of his post-Iowa caucus trip home to Florida, the fallout of which has pervaded throughout the week. Before the caucuses began, Carson's campaign hastily said that the candidate was heading home "to get fresh clothes," amid speculation that he might be pulling the plug on his campaign. Barry Bennett, Carson's former campaign manager, and Doug Watts, his former communications director, told Business Insider that the candidate was asking for such speculation by making the announcement in the middle of the caucus fury....
  • Cruz campaign recruits volunteers for 'Camp Cruz' in South Carolina

    02/06/2016 3:52:59 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | February 6, 2016 | KATIE GLUECK
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The New Hampshire primary is less than four days away, but the Cruz campaign is already ramping up volunteer organizing efforts in South Carolina. The campaign on Saturday sent an email asking supporters to join a "strike force" to deploy to South Carolina and aid get-out-the-vote operations, with housing provided in Greenville, S.C. -- the third "Camp Cruz" lodging operation to open, following those based in Des Moines and Manchester. Cruz sees friendlier territory in evangelical-dominated South Carolina than he does here in more moderate New Hampshire, and made it a point to stop in Greenville Tuesday...
  • America’s ‘Disappearing White Majority’ Is Not Disappearing

    02/06/2016 3:41:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 15, 2016 | Elliot Abrams
    Intermarriage and assimilation blur racial and ethnic lines, but the Census Bureau is determined to keep them sharp. The U.S. Bureau of the Census has projected that America will have a "non-white" majority by 2044. A new and quite stunning article in the Winter 2016 issue of The American Prospect (a left-of-center journal) debunks that claim and undermines the widespread faith that the Census Bureau knows what it is doing. The article, by the sociologist Richard Alba, is entitled "The Likely Persistence of a White Majority: How Census Bureau statistics have misled thinking about the American future." Its two key...
  • Gage Park victims' identities officially released by medical examiner (CHICAGO)

    02/06/2016 2:55:58 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Feb 6, 2016
    Gage Park victims' identities officially released by medical examiner Chicago Tribune staff Contact Reporter The Cook County medical examiner's office on Saturday officially released information on the identities of the six people found killed inside a Gage Park home this week. The six family members were found dead a little after 1 p.m. Thursday when police were called to a home in the 5700 block of South California Avenue because a man who lived there had not shown up for work. Those killed were identified as Rosaura Martinez, 58, who family members have said went by Rosaura Hernandez; her husband,...
  • Ted Cruz Embraces Ron Paul Liberty Voters in New Hampshire

    02/06/2016 2:14:58 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 28 replies
    Time ^ | February 6, 2016 | Alex Altman
    The Iowa Republican winner appeals by trumpeting the gold standard, privacy rights and limits on eminent domain Eric Eastman, a pony-tailed actor from Nashua, N.H., became a coveted commodity here last week. In the hours after Sen. Rand Paul dropped out of the presidential race Wednesday, the libertarian state representative and passionate Paul supporter says he fielded a personal phone call from Jeb Bush and an offer from Donald Trump's campaign promising VIP treatment. Even an aide to Chris Christie reached out. But as he processed his grief over Paul's exit, Eastman already had a new candidate in mind. On...
  • 'Germany must take fewer refugees' - Catholic church

    02/06/2016 1:57:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 06 Feb 2016 16:18 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    The German Catholic Church called for a reduction in the influx of refugees arriving in Germany, saying the country cannot take in "all the world's needy," according to an interview published on Saturday. Germany has been struggling to cope with 1.1 million asylum seekers that arrived in 2015 and Berlin has not yet given an official estimate for how many it expects this year. "As a church, we say that we need a reduction in the number of refugees," Cardinal Reinhard Marx, chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, told the Passauer Neue Presse daily. ...
  • New York moves to stop gay conversion therapy for youths

    02/06/2016 1:48:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 6, 2016 4:34 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay conversion therapy. The Democratic governor's move, announced Saturday, comes as gay rights advocates have campaigned state by state with mixed results to try to ban a practice that major mental health organizations have repudiated. Using executive power in a state where legislative bids to ban the therapy have stalled, Cuomo announced planned regulations that would bar insurance coverage for the therapy for minors and prohibit mental...
  • It's Time for Carson to Look in the Mirror

    02/06/2016 1:13:18 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 77 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 6, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    In an effort to draw attention to his Kim Kardashian-style vanity campaign, Ben Carson took his contrived outrage mongering against Cruz to a new level yesterday.  During one of his numerous media appearances over the past three days, which is more actual campaigning than he’s done for the past few months while he took a hiatus to sell books, Carson compared Cruz’s behavior in Iowa to Hillary following the Benghazi tragedy. Enough is enough.  If Carson wants to talk about the depths of deception and dishonesty he should “start looking at the man in the mirror.”I was born and bred...
  • Facebook Declares War on Patriotism

    02/06/2016 12:47:59 PM PST · by NCjim · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 5, 2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Facebook: all in favor of freedom of speech! (Except criticism of Islam and amnesty.) The watchdog Gatestone Institute notes: It was only a few weeks ago that Facebook was forced to back down when caught permitting anti-Israel postings, but censoring equivalent anti-Palestinian postings. Now one of the most sinister stories of the past year was hardly even reported. In September, German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook at a UN development summit in New York. As they sat down, Chancellor Merkel's microphone, still on, recorded Merkel asking Zuckerberg what could be done to stop anti-immigration postings being written...
  • Black Teen Punches Old Man in Face Playing Knockout as Friends Film and Laugh

    02/06/2016 12:31:56 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/06/15 | Jim Hoft
    This is so disturbing. A young black male knocks out an unsuspecting old man on a street corner as his friends film the assault.They all laugh as the old man collapses on the street. Hopefully someone will identify this thug and bring help bring him to justice. Via WorldStar posted this week:UPDATE: Am getting emails the young man in the video is from Paterson, New Jersey. Am trying to verify.
  • Super Bowl City Closed After Reaching Maximum Capacity

    Friday night's program featured a fireworks show and a One Republic concert.San Francisco police turned away thousands of people from Super Bowl City late Friday when the event reached maximum capacity. The popular free event along the Embarcadero on Friday night drew a crush of visitors and NFL fans looking to soak up the excitement over Super Bowl weekend. The night was headlined by a fireworks show and a performance from One Republic. An officer patrolling Super Bowl City estimated at least 15,000 people inside the event late Friday. Many who planned to attend the event were disappointed when police...
  • World Over Ted Cruz Exclusive with Raymond Arroyo (discusses Carson and Trump)

    02/06/2016 11:34:52 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies
    EWTN ^ | February 4, 2016
    World Over Ted Cruz Exclusive with Raymond Arroyo (discusses Carson and Trump)
  • Sharpton no role model for former prisoners | Letter

    02/06/2016 11:12:34 AM PST · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | February 6, 2016 | REV. ALEXANDER SANTORA
    Former governor Jim McGreevey's campaign to assist ex-inmates is a worthy project. He inflicts a disservice, however, on its integrity by inviting Rev. Al Sharpton to speak at his annual gathering. Wild horses couldn't drag me to listen to the lying rabble rouser unless he admits that he wasted New York State thousands of dollars and impugned reputations over the phony Tawana Brawley rape charges, and that he incited the Freddy's Department store lunatic whose arson took eight lives in 1995. Or how he defrauds the government of taxes without incrimination
  • Church Offers First Ever Transgender Baptisms [1 John 2 - Antichrist cont.]

    02/06/2016 10:31:05 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 16 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 2/5/2016 | Liam Deacon
    A Christian pastor has started offering the UK's first ever baptism service for the transgendered, allowing the afflicted to be welcomed into God's family according to their new, chosen gender identity. The New Chapel (Unitarian and Free Christian) in Greater Manchester unanimously passed the new proposal at its general meeting last week, paving the way for the ceremonies to go ahead in the near future. 'Worship leader' Jean Clements said she came up with the idea after meeting and marrying a gay couple with a small child – a biological boy which they had branded as transgendered and decided was...
  • Military Update: Pledges, doubts shared over women in ground combat jobs

    02/06/2016 10:01:14 AM PST · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Army and Marine Corps leaders swapped pledges with members of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday not to cave to political pressure and relax ground combat skill requirements so that more women will qualify to serve in infantry, armor and special forces units. Certainty that such pressure will come, and the need to resist to protect combat effectiveness, was expressed both by senators and witnesses during the first congressional hearing held to review how Army and Marine Corps plan to open all ground combat jobs to women. No senator on the committee suggested Congress should block the Dec. 3...
  • Finally, America May Be Catching On to Ethanol Racket

    02/06/2016 9:42:01 AM PST · by upchuck · 66 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | Feb 2, 2016 | Nicolas Loris
    The results of the Iowa caucus proved that even Iowans-long seen as fervent proponents of ethanol-don't view Washington's favoritism to it as necessarily still required. Much like many campaigns out there, the Renewable Fuel Standard that mandates the use of biofuels in our gasoline has been full of empty promises. When Congress passed the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2005 and expanded the mandate in 2007, policymakers promised reduced dependence on foreign oil, a new source of cleaner energy to lower gas prices, a stronger economy, and an improved environment.This was certainly wishful thinking, as none of it has come true.Instead,...
  • George and Barbara Not Enough to Save Jeb's Campaign

    02/06/2016 9:34:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    The results from Iowa were certainly interesting. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are virtually tied, giving both campaigns some momentum going into New Hampshire. Whereas, the laughable, struggling Martin O'Malley finally decided to end his ridiculous campaign after getting less than 1% of the vote in Iowa. Also, on the Republican side, ending campaigns were Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who hoped to recapture the magic of 2008 and pull off a miracle upset in Iowa. It did not happen for Huckabee, Santorum or Paul and...
  • The 0.7 Percent "Solution"

    02/06/2016 9:15:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    America's abysmal 0.7% economic growth during the fourth quarter of 2015 meant the annual growth rate was an anemic 2.4% … and average annual growth for the six-year Obama era a pathetic 2.2 percent.This is "dead last compared to six other recession recoveries since 1960," Heritage Foundation economist Stephen Moore points out. They averaged a robust 4.0% while the Reagan era recovery averaged a "sizzling" 4.8% over six years. That means the Obama recovery lost $1.8 trillion (in constant 2009 money) that would have been pumped into the economy under an average recovery, and$2.8 trillion under a Reagan-style rebound, Moore says, citing a congressional...
  • Thousands take part in anti-Islam protests across Europe

    02/06/2016 8:23:53 AM PST · by yoe · 29 replies
    AP ^ | Feburary 6, 2016 | Staff
    Thousands of people are taking part in protests against Islam and immigration in several European cities. Police in Dresden say they expect about 15,000 protesters at a rally organized by the group Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West. Known by its German acronym PEGIDA, the group emerged in Dresden two years ago and has become a magnet for far-right and anti-immigrant sentiment.[snip} Similar, smaller PEGIDA-style protests were planned in France, Britain, Poland, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. Nationalist groups in Europe have been galvanized by the unprecedented influx of refugees from Africa, Asia and the Middle East...
  • America’s Economic Freedom Has Rapidly Declined Under Obama

    02/06/2016 8:01:25 AM PST · by 1rudeboy · 15 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | February 1, 2016 | Anthony B. Kim
    Millions of people around the world are emerging from poverty thanks to rising economic freedom. But by sharp contrast, America's economic freedom has been on a declining path over the past decade.America's declining score in the index is closely related to rapidly rising government spending, subsidies, and bailouts.According to the 2016 Index of Economic Freedom, an annual publication by The Heritage Foundation, America's economic freedom has tumbled. With losses of economic freedom in eight of the past nine years, the U.S. has tied its worst score ever, wiping out a decade of progress.The U.S. has fallen from the 6th freest economy...
  • Time to Break Our 'Addiction' to Fossil Fuels?

    02/06/2016 7:52:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2016 | Calvin Beisner
    How many calories do you consume each day? If you answered something like "2,000" or "3,000," you're kidding yourself. You consume about 60 to 90 times that many. True, you probably eat only 2,000 to 3,000 calories a day, but most of the calories you consume aren't from food. They're the energy you use when you turn on a light or computer, drive your car, use your cell phone, or do anything else requiring energy. If you're like the average American, you consume about 186,000 calories a day, and over 98% of it is machine energy. It serves you, minute...
  • The Two Witnesses and Today's World Leaders

    02/06/2016 7:49:52 AM PST · by kindred · 16 replies
    What a horrifically EXPONENTIAL amazing time is just before us in which the world of today is absolutely oblivious to (1 Thess. 5:2-3). The Day of the Lord is at hand in which the godlessness, lawlessness and violence of man will reach its EXPONENTIAL zenith (2 Thess. 2:2:8-12, Rev. 6-19)! What is amazing is that the very world leaders we see today raging and conspiring against Israel and Almighty God's RIGHTEOUSNESS most likely will be the very ones who will give their power and authority to the upcoming beast (aka- Anti Christ - 2 Thess. 2:3-12, Rev. 13, 17:12-17). What...
  • Obama's Lecture from the Mosque - The Rest of the Story

    02/06/2016 7:38:43 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 77 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | Feb 4, 2016 | Jeff Head
    President Obama's Lecture from the MosqueThe Rest of the Story Thoughts on Obama's Lecture: From watching and listening to President Barack Hussein Obama lecture all of us as he spoke at the Balitmore Mosque last week...he not only looks entirely comfortable there, heck, you would have thought he was the main Imam cleric for the Mosque. He used their language because he knows it. The teachings of Mohammed flowed naturally off of his lips, because he was raised with it. Earlier he announced to the world in his book that the most beautiful sound in the world in the Islamic...
  • Woman Blocked From Tinder After Stumping for Sanders

    02/06/2016 7:21:25 AM PST · by Subcutaneous Fishstick Blues · 14 replies
    KCRG-TV News ^ | Feb 05, 2016 | Sarah McCarthy
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - (KCRG-TV9) One Cedar Rapids woman found herself temporarily banned from Tinder after asking her matches if they planned to support presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. “I paid for a month membership so I could reach people in New Hampshire,” said Haley Lent, a 22-year-old photographer in Cedar Rapids. “I would just start up a conversation by asking ‘Hey, what’s up,’ that sort of thing and then I’d ask if they plan on voting for Bernie Sanders.” Lent is married, with three children, and has no interest in dating anyone on the app....
  • Bernie Sanders Champions YUGE Profits for U.S. Corporations

    02/06/2016 7:09:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    Last night a Bernie Sanders declared North Korea our biggest foreign threat. "Clearly North Korea is a very strange situation because it is such an isolated country run by a handful of dictators, or maybe just one, who seems to be somewhat paranoid. And, who had nuclear weapons." Not that you've read much about this in the mainstream media, but just last week North Korea (7 thousand miles away) signed a "Trade Agreement" with Castro's Cuba (90 miles away.) Not that you've read much about this in the mainstream media, but much of the "trade" between Stalinist Cuba and Stalinist...
  • Yale Professor on Nazi Environmentalism: So Close, yet So Far

    02/06/2016 7:06:59 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/6/2016 | Mark Musser
    .....nature today is their primary guide rather than thought, most greens cannot tell the difference between science and Malthusian math. Herein lies the real problem facing the Western world today, as it has conjured up an imaginary crisis of its own making with regard to the global warming/climate change myth. Malthusian math construes environmental data that invariably leads to millenarian and/or apocalyptic concerns and dangerous anti-human political policies that are holistic and totalitarian by design, and thus fascist to the core.
  • Ambition vs. Conviction on the Debate Stage

    02/06/2016 6:25:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    In the last Democratic debate before the New Hampshire primary, Hillary Clinton came up with her fourth explanation for the gluttonous speaking fees and campaign contributions that the financial sector and investment firms -- "Wall Street," in liberal shorthand -- have been showering on her for so long. Explanation No. 1, you'll recall, was the one about her family being "dead broke" when they left the White House and needing "the resources for mortgages for houses." Explanation No. 2, uncorked during a debate last November, was that all that money came her way because "I represented New York on 9/11,...
  • Florida Governor Declares States of Emergency Over Zika Virus

    02/06/2016 5:27:47 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 39 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/5/2016 | Raven Clabough
    A state of emergency has been declared in four Florida counties -- Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Lee, and Santa Rosa -- after nine people were diagnosed with the Zika virus. While the nine people are believed to have contracted the virus while out of the country, Florida's governor, Rick Scott, said he wants the state to be on high alert. "Although Florida's current nine Zika cases were travel-related, we have to ensure Florida is prepared and stays ahead of the spread of the Zika virus in our state," Scott said in a statement on Thursday. "Our Department of Health will continue to...
  • ACA and Insurers Create More Barriers for Consumers

    02/06/2016 5:26:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, was enacted, Americans were promised a healthcare system in which insurance companies would be held accountable and patients would have access to affordable care. Six years later, however, the reality has proven to be quite different-a plan that was supposed to mend our nation's fractured healthcare system has driven up healthcare costs, decreased market competition, and ultimately harmed patients. Last week, UnitedHealth--the nation's largest health insurer--announced that it expects to lose more than $500 million through plans they offered under the ACA in 2016. Just yesterday, Anthem...
  • Who of the Candidates Has Fairest Tax Plan of All?

    02/06/2016 5:02:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | Stephen Moore
    With the first real votes being cast in the presidential race Monday, this is an opportune moment to do some last-minute comparison shopping on the candidates' tax reform plans. On this issue there's a lot to cheer about. All the Republican candidates have crafted plans that would slash tax rates for everyone and most would vastly simplify the thousands of pages of IRS tax code. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have endorsed flat-tax plans that, for full disclosure, were designed by Arthur Laffer and myself. These plans have drawn some criticism from the Right of late, though these attacks are...
  • The Clintons ruined the name ‘Hillary’ for new parents

    02/06/2016 4:58:39 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 5, 2016 | by Christopher Ingraham
    The chart above plots the popularity of the baby name "Hillary" between 1970 and 2014. What you'll notice right away is that the frequency of the name falls of a cliff starting in 1993, the year Hillary Clinton became first lady. Francis Smart of the Econometrics by Simulation blog first pointed this out the other day. He notes that the drop is especially striking, given that the popularity of "Hillary" was rising sharply upward until 1992 or so, the year the Clintons first came on to the national stage.
  • America is a Nation Headed For a Fall (Must Read Op-ed)

    02/06/2016 4:55:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | John Hawkins
    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - Ronald Reagan When a nation is beset by problems too big or too difficult to solve, it tends to obsess over trivia. Are "Berniebros" sexist for preferring Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton? Does Adele's "Hello"...
  • Speeches that earned Clinton millions remain a mystery

    02/06/2016 4:28:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    AP News via Townhall.com ^ | February 5, 2016
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Hillary Clinton told voters in the latest Democratic debate there's "hardly anything you don't know about me." Just minutes later, she got tangled in a question about a part of her resume that is an enduring mystery. In the 18 months before launching her second presidential bid, Clinton gave nearly 100 paid speeches at banks, trade associations, charitable groups and private corporations. The appearances netted her $21.7 million - and voters very little information about what she was telling top corporations as she prepared for her 2016 campaign. What she said - or didn't say -...
  • Ron Paul: Ted Cruz is no libertarian [truth is, libertarians in Iowa stood with Ted]

    02/05/2016 11:14:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies
    Politico ^ | February 5, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    Now that Rand Paul is out of the race for the White House his father Ron Paul, who ran in 2008 and 2012, isn't impressed by Ted Cruz's attempts to pick up the "free market" libertarian banner. "You take a guy like Cruz, people are liking the Cruz - they think he's for the free market, and [in reality] he's owned by Goldman Sachs. I mean, he and Hillary have more in common than we would have with either Cruz or Trump or any of them so I just don't think there is much picking," Paul said of the Texas...
  • Mass Immigration/Globalism are Prerequisites to Fundamental American Change

    02/05/2016 8:35:01 PM PST · by mbrfl · 94 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 5, 2016 | Sundance
    The head of Fox News, Mr. Wall Street, aka billionaire Rupert Murdoch (not an American) is one of the strongest advocates for mass immigration into the U.S. to fundamentally change the dynamics of the U.S. economy. This approach further solidifies the modern American future as service driven only - a traditional class society, "haves and have-much-less". The middle class evaporates along with the lost jobs and wages.
  • “Blind Side” Mom of Michael Oher Praises Adopted Son on Making Second Super Bowl

    02/05/2016 9:34:43 PM PST · by kathsua · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    On Super Bowl Sunday, proud adoptive mom Leigh Anne Tuohy will watch her son play football for the second time in the biggest American sports game of the year. Tuohy’s son Michael Oher is the offensive lineman for the Carolina Panthers and formerly the Baltimore Ravens, who he helped to achieve victory in the 2013 Super Bowl. Oher’s life had a troubled beginning. When Oher was born, his mother was addicted to drugs and his father was in prison. He struggled in school, moved through homes in foster care and spent time homeless until he met Leigh Anne and her...
  • Suspected burglar dies in struggle with Salinas homeowner

    02/05/2016 7:12:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 02/05/16 | James Herrera
    A man and his children came home to find two men burglarizing his home and in an ensuing struggle, one of the suspects died, Salinas police said.
  • Jersey City man, 22, charged with burglary; 4th arrest in 5 months

    02/05/2016 7:07:58 PM PST · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | February 5, 2015
    A Jersey City man was arrested for the fourth time in the past five months when he was chased down after police say he burglarized a home Wednesday. Travis Armstrong, 22, was charged with burglary and unlawful taking, a police report said. His bail was set at $50,000 with a 10 percent cash option -- the same as it was in October when Armstrong was charged with three counts of burglary, one charge of criminal attempt burglary and two counts of receiving stolen property. Armstrong was arrested in November and January, a jail official said, but each time he posted...
  • S.F. cops admit car-theft victim was wrongly turned over to ICE

    02/05/2016 6:43:55 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 5, 2016 | Vivian Ho
    San Francisco police officers dealing with a report of a stolen car ran the victim’s name for warrants, prompting the man to end up in the custody of federal immigration agents in what is being investigated as a possible breach of local sanctuary-city laws. After Pedro Figueroa-Zarceno, 31, was released from jail Wednesday after two months, and after he spoke at a news conference Friday, Police Chief Greg Suhr acknowledged that the longtime city resident never should have been in the hands of immigration agents.
  • Donald Trump rolls out the expletives at Portsmouth rally

    02/05/2016 6:31:23 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 274 replies
    CBS News ^ | February, 5, 2016 | JACQUELINE ALEMANY
    PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire "And you can tell them to go f**k themselves," Donald Trump told a crowd at a Portsmouth Rally on Thursday night, uttering the expletive at the climax of the riff on his tax proposal. He was referring to companies that have relocated overseas for more favorable tax rates. (Trump: I'd be a "much different person" as president) Trump often relies on expletives and crude language to spice up his stump speech, though Thursday evening's event was a little more profane than usual...
  • Bobby Jindal throws support behind Marco Rubio

    02/05/2016 6:13:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/05/2016 | By Eugene Scott and Lauren Selsky
    CNN --Former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Friday endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for president."Marco can unify our party. His optimistic message is bringing voters from across the party lines, from across different demographic groups," Jindal told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren. "He can unify our party. He can win this election in November." "I think he's a principled conservative. I think he is the right guy to lead us forward," he added.Jindal, who also was a candidate for president until he dropped his campaign in November, also said he was impressed by Rubio's foreign policy."Marco's been consistent about strengthening...
  • Gowdy Tries to Get Martin Shkreli to Talk by Invoking Wu-Tang Clan

    02/05/2016 6:07:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 5, 2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Former pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli refused to answer any questions during a congressional hearing on Thursday, drawing the ire of House Oversight and Government Reform Committee lawmakers.Shkreli was arrested in December 2015 on securities fraud charges.Shkreli, 32, is the founder and former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals AG. He has been widely criticized for raising the price of the lifesaving drug Daraprim more than 5,000 percent."Shkreli essentially ran his company like a Ponzi scheme where he used each subsequent company to pay off defrauded investors from the prior company," Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Robert Capers said at a press conference in December.According...
  • FReeper Canteen - Tunes For Our Troops - 6 Feb -2016

    02/05/2016 5:59:02 PM PST · by AZamericonnie · 315 replies
    Our Troops Rock!!!! | Canteen DJ's
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