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  • Stossel TV on “The Myth of U.S. Mass Shooters”

    12/15/2018 6:01:16 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 2 replies
    Dozens of news outlets reported that America has the most mass shooters in the world. Many say that shows America needs more gun control. CNN claimed that “the U.S. has the most mass shootings”. The WSJ reported that “U.S. leads the world in mass shootings.” Nearly every major media outlet, and Former President Obama, said the same. But the claim is based on just one study, and the author of that study, Adam Lankford, would not release his data to either John Stossel or researchers in the field.
  • Hillary loyalists frantic to paralyse Trump Presidency

    12/15/2018 5:15:42 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    Sunday Guardian ^ | December 15, 2018 | Madhav Nalapat
    Donald Trump’s backers warn that Washington Beltway’s Plan A is to secure his removal or resignation. In case that fails, Plan B is to ensure he withdraws from the 2020 contest. New York: Many, if not most, genuine loyalists of the 45th President of the United States are in the world’s most famous metropolis. They are clustered within Manhattan, the location where the worldwide Trump Organisation is headquartered, and which has been home to four generations of what since 20 January 2017 is the First Family of the world’s most powerful country. While some of the few who are personally...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE REAL MEANING OF PEACE ~ 16 December 2018

    12/15/2018 5:01:53 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 11 replies
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            THE REAL MEANING OF PEACE There once was a King who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The King looked at all the pictures, but there were only two he really liked and he had to choose between them. One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for the peaceful towering mountains all around. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace. The other...
  • Donald Trump Is a Good President

    12/15/2018 4:15:17 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 20 replies
    Harpers ^ | January 2019 | By Michel Houellebecq, John Cullen (Translator)
    It seems that President Trump has even managed to tame the North Korean madman; I found this feat positively classy. It seems that President Trump recently declared, “You know what I am? I’m a nationalist!” Me too, precisely so. Nationalists can talk to one another; with internationalists, oddly enough, talking doesn’t work so well. France should leave NATO, but maybe such a step will become pointless if lack of operational funding causes ­NATO to disappear on its own. That would be one less thing to worry about, and a new reason to sing the praises of President Trump. In summary,...
  • New York State Targets Jewish Schools

    12/15/2018 3:43:51 PM PST · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | December 13, 2018 | Elya Brudny and  Yisroel Reisman
    On Nov. 20, Commissioner MaryEllen Elia issued guidance empowering local school boards to evaluate private schools and to vote on our right to continue educating our students. The state government now requires private schools to offer a specific set of classes more comprehensive than what students in public schools must learn. Our schools must offer 11 courses to students in grades 5 through 8, for a total of seven hours of daily instruction. Public schools have less than six hours a day of prescribed instruction. Private-school teachers will also be required to submit to evaluation by school districts. At a...
  • The Murder of the Weekly Standard (Good Riddance)

    12/15/2018 3:38:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | December 15, 2018 | John Podhoretz
    The Weekly Standard will be no more. There is no real reason we are witnessing the magazine’s demise other than deep pettiness and a personal desire for bureaucratic revenge on the part of a penny-ante Machiavellian who works for its parent company. There would at least be a larger meaning to the Standard’s end if it were being killed because it was hostile to Donald Trump. But I do not believe that is the case. Rather, I believe the fissures in the conservative movement and the Republican party that have opened up since Trump’s rise provided the company man with...
  • Pelosi: ‘We Have a Moral Responsibility to Ensure All Children Are Treated With Decency and Compass-

    12/15/2018 3:29:19 PM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 15, 2018 | CNS News Staff
    Full title: Pelosi: ‘We Have a Moral Responsibility to Ensure All Children Are Treated With Decency and Compassion’ ( House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) reacted to the death of a 7-year-old girl who died after being apprehended illegally entering the United States with her father by declaring that we “have a moral responsibility to ensure all children are treated with decency and compassion.” Jakelin Amei Caal Maquin and her father were caught among a group of 163 aliens illegally crossing the border in New Mexico, according to a statement released by Customs and Border Protection. “Our hearts break for...
  • WSU (Washington State) stocks men's bathrooms with FREE menstrual products

    12/15/2018 3:22:49 PM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | December 14, 2018 | Celine Ryan
    In an effort to demonstrate its "commitment to inclusivity," Washington State University has begun stocking men's restrooms with free menstrual products. The initiative is one of many focusing on "improving the transgender community experience on campus," and is currently being tested in three restrooms on the Pullman, Wash. campus. The university is in the process of "assessing similar needs" at other WSU campuses to determine which men's rooms will receive new accommodations. Additional changes include allowing students to choose a name other than their legal name for their student identification card and a new policy requiring all new buildings to...
  • One Final Act: Gov. Scott Walker Saves More Than 300 Jobs a Few Weeks Before Leaving Office

    12/15/2018 3:18:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | December 15, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Thursday announced that the state's economic development agency came to an agreement to save 388 jobs in the northern part of the state. The state agreed to provide a $28 million tax incentive to Kimberly-Clark, a paper good company, to keep its Fox Crossing facility in Neenah. After the Republican-held legislature refused to take up an bill providing the company with an incentive, Walker vowed to save the jobs the facility provided. “Quite literally, if it’s the last thing I do, I’m going to find a way. I’m going to save the jobs at Kimberly-Clark,”...
  • 'We are Still in” Totalitarians Dominate Katowice

    12/15/2018 2:44:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | December 15, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    The 30,000 alarmists gathered in Katowice, Poland expected to slam-dunk their report proclaiming a planet-threatening climate crisis, finalize rules for implementing the Paris accords, redistribute infinite billions of dollars from industrialized nations to “climate victim” countries, and solidify their control over people’s energy, jobs, living standards and liberties. It didn’t work out quite that way.They got blindsided by millions of French citizens angrily denouncing their government’s plans to carbon-tax them into worse poverty and joblessness. They were furious that the US exhibit profiled the benefits of fossil fuels – and outraged that the United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait...
  • 2019 Is The Year Pharma Pays

    12/15/2018 1:14:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | December 15, 2018 | Mytheos Holt
    If any lobby in Washington can be said to lead a charmed life, it is the pharmaceutical industry. Having co-opted everyone from Cory Booker to frequent Trump ally Chris Collins, the industry enjoys wide bipartisan support, despite frequently slicing away at every conceivable protection Americans can use against being priced into ruin. And, of course, then proceeding to do precisely that once those protections are gone.Again, this is an industry that most of Washington is afraid to cross, even though they have done such politically nigh-suicidal things as bleeding cancer patients dry for their money, testing opioids on children in order to maintain...
  • Year-old 66 Express Lanes have caused shifts in commuter behavior

    12/15/2018 1:14:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 8, 2018 | Luz Lazo and John D. Harden
    When the 66 Express Lanes opened a year ago, officials promised the tolls would mean a smoother ride on the interstate, a major east-west thoroughfare from Northern Virginia into the District that is infamous for its headache-inducing congestion. The state’s promise — less congestion and faster travel times during rush hour — has been fulfilled for many commuters able to pay or carpool, but the new toll system has had an adverse effect for many of the remaining road users. For some commuters, the rush-hour period has simply shifted later — outside the toll hours — and dumped them onto...
  • For 76-year-old Joe Biden, age a factor as he mulls 2020 run

    12/15/2018 1:12:05 PM PST · by Baynative · 20 replies
    Past and current advisers to Biden have held frequent conversations about options to alleviate concerns about age, including teaming him with a younger running mate. One option that has been floated, according to a source with knowledge of the talks, is outgoing Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who at 46 has become the subject of intense 2020 speculation after nearly beating GOP Sen. Ted Cruz.
  • Don’t Believe Media Misdirection. Here Are the Real Reasons Obamacare Enrollment Is Down

    12/15/2018 12:34:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | December 15, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    Thanks to President Donald Trump’s slashes to the federal government’s Obamacare advertising budget and his administration’s “sabotage” of Obamacare, hundreds of thousands of clueless people have been left in the dark and aren’t enrolling in Obamacare—at least, that’s what countless reporters and pundits would have you believe. However, the truth is this issue is far more complex that what many on the Left suggest.There’s no doubt that 2019 Obamacare enrollment has dropped compared to enrollment figures from one year ago. The Associated Press reports enrollment in the federal Obamacare exchange—the health insurance exchange used by 39 states—has fallen by nearly 20...
  • Minneapolis, tackling housing crisis and inequity, votes to end single-family zoning

    12/15/2018 12:18:47 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 82 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 13, 2018 | Sarah Mervosh
    In a bold move to address its affordable-housing crisis and confront a history of racist housing practices, Minneapolis has decided to eliminate single-family zoning, a classification that has long perpetuated segregation.
  • All is Fair in the War on Trump

    12/15/2018 12:15:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | December 15, 2018 | Michael Reagan
    It's not like it was something we didn't already know. But what the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's did to President Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is fresh proof that there are two kinds of justice operating in the Washington swamp. One kind - the mean, devious, throw-the-book-at-'em kind - is used for prosecuting Donald Trump and his people. The other kind of justice - the nice, easy-going, so-what kind - is used for not looking into the law-breaking email fiascos of Hillary and the financial fishiness of the Clinton Crime Syndicate. Hillary continues to skate...
  • Women’s March Leaders Face Anti-Semitic, Corruption Charges Ahead of Second Anti-Trump Event

    12/15/2018 11:27:28 AM PST · by naeim.darzi · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/15/2018 | Penny Starr
    The anti-Trump Women’s March that hit the streets the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration is now gearing up for a repeat event on January 19 in Washington, DC, but some of its founders are facing charges from former fellow activists that the left-wing group is promoting the bigotry and corruption it claims to oppose. Teresa Shook, credited as one of the women who launched the march on social media, spearheaded the criticism last month when she called on the women now running the “movement” to step down. Those women include Women’s March National co-chairwomen Carmen Perez, Bob Bland, Tamika...
  • Lettuce, cauliflower recalled from California farm linked to romaine E. coli outbreak

    12/15/2018 10:49:26 AM PST · by bgill · 31 replies
    FOX31 ^ | Dec, 14, 2018 | CNN
    The strain of E. coli causing the current outbreak in romaine lettuce has been found in a reservoir on a farm in Santa Barbara County, California, the US Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday... Water and sediment at the irrigation reservoir on the property of Adam Bros. Family Farms in Santa Maria tested positive for E. coli O157:H7 that was a nearly identical genetic match to the strain found in people who have fallen ill, Williams said. But the contaminated water at that farm does not fully explain all of the illnesses,...
  • Federal Prison Reform Comes Right Out of Sen. Kennedy’s Playbook

    12/15/2018 10:20:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | December 15, 2018 | Pastor Darrel Scott
    Since the start of the Trump administration, the calls to reform America’s outdated prison and sentencing policies have grown into a massive chorus that transcends partisanship, race, and class. Thanks to President Trump’s leadership and willingness to work with elected officials across the political spectrum, we are closer than ever to passing new policies that will equip inmates with the skills necessary to enter the workforce while also ensuring our communities remain safe. This can be the most significant legislation for minorities since the 1964 civil rights bill Federal prison reform comes right out of Sen. Kennedy’s playbook Of course,...
  • Expect years of construction: Md. Beltway, I-270 toll lanes to be built in phases from Legion Bridge

    12/15/2018 10:18:54 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    WTOP ^ | November 19, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Toll lanes around the Capital Beltway and I-270 in Maryland could be built in several separate phases and even operated by different companies under the latest plans released to industry insiders. It indicates Beltway construction could last for years. The first phase would include fixes for the Legion Bridge.A new document sent last week ahead of the next forum for private companies that could design, build and operate the lanes said that while Maryland eventually plans more than 70 miles of toll lanes from Frederick to Bethesda and from the Legion Bridge to near Oxon Hill, building out...