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  • Yes, Donald Trump Has a Path to 270 Electoral Votes

    09/04/2016 9:20:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 1, 2016 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    It's hard to think of a more irresistible morsel of dubious conventional wisdom than the claim that, driven by demographic change, the presidential electoral map now greatly favors the Democrats. The latest propagation of this myth is found in a long piece by National Review Online's chief political correspondent, Tim Alberta ("Does Donald Trump Have a Path to 270?"), from which Mark Levin read aloud at great length during his radio program on Tuesday. Levin, who has yet to say how he'll cast his vote for president, framed Alberta's piece as being authoritative in portraying dire straits for Donald Trump....
  • 'Leave as soon as possible', EU chiefs tell Britain after Brexit vote

    06/24/2016 7:25:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 24, 2016 | AFP
    BRUSSELS: EU chiefs on Friday told Britain to start negotiations to quit the bloc "as soon as possible", after outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron said he would leave the negotiations to his successor. "We now expect the United Kingdom government to give effect to this decision of the British people as soon as possible, however painful that process may be," said a joint statement after Britons voted for a Brexit . "Any delay would unnecessarily prolong uncertainty." The statement was issued by EU president Donald Tusk, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, EU Parliament leader Martin Schulz and Dutch premier Mark...
  • EU Commission President: Borders Will Remain Open

    11/15/2015 8:49:07 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Nov 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, has rejected calls to rethink the European Union’s open doors policy on migration. Dismissing suggestions that open borders led to the attacks, Mr Juncker said he believed “exactly the opposite” – that the attacks should be met with a stronger display of liberal values including open borders. Speaking at the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, Mr Juncker said that the perpetrators of Friday’s terrorist attack in Paris, which claimed more than 125 lives, should not be confused with genuine asylum seekers or refugees. Addressing an audience of journalists in both French and English,...
  • EU’s Juncker Says Border Policy Won’t Change (Europe officially on suicide watch)

    11/15/2015 8:38:11 AM PST · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    wsj ^ | 11/15/15 | Gabriele Steinhauser
    The European Union won’t change its strategy for dealing with refugees arriving from the Middle East and elsewhere in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, the president of the bloc’s executive arm said Sunday. Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, also urged citizens and politicians not to confuse the Paris perpetrators with those seeking shelter from war and terror. People familiar with the matter have said that one of the terrorists who killed more than 100 people in coordinated attacks in the French capital Friday had entered the EU via Greece on a Syrian passport. That revelation...
  • Call to action NE Freepers. Tell your state reps to vote NO on LB1058 (National Popular Vote)

    03/27/2014 9:05:45 PM PDT · by Kolath · 6 replies
    The Conservative Blog ^ | 03/26/2014 | Bryan Baumgart
    On Monday, Governor Heineman released his newest column warning Nebraskan's of current efforts in Nebraska's Legislature to silence the voice of Nebraskans on future Presidential races. The Bill, LB1058 (sponsored by Republican State Senator Tyson Larson who made it his priority bill is also now cosponsored by liberal Democrat Sen. Ken Haar ). The bill is being pushed by highly paid lobbyists (noted below). The bill proposes that Nebraska join the National Popular Vote Compact, in essence promising all five of Nebraska's electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote (even if that candidate didn't win...
  • How Likely Is an Electoral Vote/Popular Vote Split?

    10/15/2012 5:16:38 PM PDT · by KerryOnNoMore · 12 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 12, 2012 | Sean Trende
    How likely is this, really? History suggests not very, unless the race is extremely close. This is because the Electoral College and the popular vote almost always line up reasonably well. It lists presidential races going back to 1952 (prior to 1952, the ensuing exercise is difficult to apply because of the Solid South). The second column lists the state from which the candidate who won the popular vote received his 270th electoral vote. Thats a bit abstract, but think of it this way: In 2008, Barack Obama won Washington, D.C., by 86 percentage points, his largest margin of victory...
  • Al Gore calls for an end to the Electoral College (just go away Al)

    08/31/2012 7:56:54 PM PDT · by Kolath · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/31/2012 | Mario Trujillo
    Former vice president Al Gore is calling for an end to the Electoral College the system that cost him the presidency in 2000. Gore said that many voters who live outside the dozen or so battleground states are cheated by the system that allocates delegates from the state level on a winner-take-all basis. He called for presidential elections to be determined by the popular vote.
  • Bill Whittle Explains the "Electoral College" Once and for All!

    06/21/2012 7:29:58 PM PDT · by ak267 · 7 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 3-6-12 | patriotupdatereport
    Bill Whittle explains the electoral college versus the national popular vote.
  • EC President Blames US For Financial Crisis in Europe

    06/19/2012 6:44:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | June 19, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    The G-20 summit off to a great start if you like fireworks, endless bickering, and finger-pointing. Otherwise these summits are totally useless. When asked by a Canadian journalist "Why should North Americans risk their assets to help Europe?" EC President Jos Barroso replied "Frankly, we are not here to receive lessons in terms of democracy or in terms of how to handle the economy." The Guardian has further details in Barroso blames eurozone crisis on US banks. The opening day of the G20 summit was threatening to deteriorate into a fractious row between eurozone countries and other non-European members of...
  • Dissenters in GOP rethink Electoral College [Fred Thompson joins those trying to destroy it]

    06/03/2011 7:25:02 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 174 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2011 | Valerie Richardson
    Popular-vote pact picks up steam A once-sleepy movement that would upend the Electoral College, reverse two centuries of constitutional practice and elect presidents by direct popular vote has quietly picked up momentum in recent days, with Republican Party leaders scrambling to stanch a steady stream of defections by GOP state lawmakers to the plan. *snip* Under the idea introduced in 2006 by Stanford University consulting professor John Koza, states that join the NPV compact pledge to give all of their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote - even if a majority of the states...
  • Taiwan: Two Suns in the Sky (bad omen?)

    03/05/2011 3:37:05 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 58 replies
    JoongAng Daily ^ | 03/05/11
    Footage from Taiwan's CTV. Reportedly seen from Peng-hu Islands. Explained as an instance of sundog. Some fear that this is a bad omen heralding "the end of the world."
  • Pope John Paul II's blood to be relic in Polish church

    02/01/2011 12:52:59 PM PST · by RnMomof7 · 1,179 replies
    AP ^ | 02/01/2011 | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
    A vial containing blood drawn from Pope John Paul II shortly before he died will be installed as a relic in a Polish church soon after his beatification later this year, an official said Monday. Piotr Sionko, the spokesman for the John Paul II Center, said the vial will be encased in crystal and built into the altar of a church in the southern city of Krakow that is opening in May. The exact date of the opening is not yet known, but it should be shortly after John Paul's beatification at the Vatican on May 1........... "It was the...
  • The Collapse of Cultural Catholicism

    01/28/2011 9:32:34 AM PST · by marshmallow · 490 replies
    Standing on My Head ^ | 1/27/11 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    Shery Weddell at the St Catherine of Siena Institute reports that 32% of Americans raised Catholic abandon the identity altogether by their mid twenties. An additional 38% retain the identity but rarely practice their faith. 30% of those who call themselves Catholic attend Mass only once a month. On a given Sunday only about 15.6% of American Catholics attend Mass. What is the reason for these disastrous statistics? Basically because for the last forty years Catholics themselves have not taught Catholicism to their children. They've taught 'American Catholicism' which is a watered down blend of sentimentalism, political correctness, community activism...
  • (Vanity) Muslim Brotherhood now has all American secrets

    01/31/2011 8:50:11 PM PST · by The Comedian · 159 replies
    The mind of The Comedian | Jan 31, 2011 | The Comedian
    The Muslim Brotherhood, partner of the Nazis and enemy of infidel freedom, is now in possession of all American embassy communications to Egypt. There is no longer any American supremacy in the war for freedom based on intelligence. This is an Alinsky/Mohammad Red Alert. Prepare.
  • Glenn Beck Tonight at 5:00 Shows How All Out War is Coming, and Quickly

    02/04/2011 9:04:43 AM PST · by Scythian · 120 replies · 1+ views
    Glenn is having a guest on tonight who is going to outline how this domino effect will happen very rapidly and lead to an all out war against the west, kill or be killed I guess is what is coming. Going to call the wife and ask her to tape this one for me. Just an FYI ... PS: This was posted in the "Chit Chat" forum only
  • A High-Mobility 72 Hour Kit

    03/24/2010 4:12:18 PM PDT · by Noumenon · 215 replies · 3,096+ views
    03/24/2010 | noumenon
    Most of this gear is off-the-shelf and relatively cheap. Check out Cabelas, or for the best deals.Assumptions: 1. Civil unrest ensues. 2. Communications go down. 3. You may have to fight your way out of wherever you are. or on the way to your destination. 4 You may have to abandon your vehicle 5. You may have to walk to a prearranged safe place or rendezvous/rally point. 6. You will move quickly and not camp out. Rest, yes. Camp, no. 7. The weather may suck - majorly. Hot, cold, wet, snowy. Strategy assumes that you may lose your...
  • UK approves Rivet Joint purchase

    03/22/2010 9:00:41 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 427+ views
    Flightglobal ^ | 3/22/2010 | Chris Hoyle
    The UK has agreed to buy three Boeing RC-135 Rivet Joint electronic intelligence aircraft and related ground equipment from the USA, defence secretary Bob Ainsworth has announced. Confirming the development on 22 March, Ainsworth said the aircraft will deliver a "vital capability for the Royal Air Force to replace the [British Aerospace] Nimrod R1 that will be retired from service in March 2011". The UK Ministry of Defence will introduce the Rivet Joints under Project Helix, a long-running effort to upgrade or replace its Nimrod R1 fleet, which was reduced to two airframes in 2009. Operated by 51 Sqn at...
  • EU Energy Strategy Aims To Curb Carbon Emissions

    01/11/2007 2:16:02 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies · 318+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 11, 2007 | Mary Jacoby and William Echikson
    BRUSSELS -- The European Union unveiled an ambitious blueprint for combating global warming and boosting energy efficiency, but key elements of the plan face strong opposition from business interests and could require major battles to get them implemented. The European Commission yesterday published a long-awaited proposal for the bloc's first common energy strategy, a version of which will be discussed at a summit of the EU's 27 national leaders in March. "Europe must lead the world into a new -- or maybe one should say post-industrial -- revolution: the development of a low-carbon economy," said commission President Jos Manuel Barroso....
  • Unbelievable Eric Clapton show last night in Jax, FL (Vanity)

    10/22/2006 11:51:35 AM PDT · by stm · 26 replies · 617+ views
    Florida Times Union ^ | 22 Oct 06 | stm
    Well worth the 6 hour drive to Jax. Cray played for about a half hour and Clapton played for about 2 hrs and 15 min. $300 for two tickets was well worth it, we were in the center about 20 rows back. Here's the FTU article on the show.
  • Life Is in the News, but the News Is Bad

    09/04/2006 12:48:20 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 538+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 30, 2006 | Joseph A. D'Agostino
    There have been a good number of items in the news about life recently -- and one that should have been, but hasn’t. Last week the FDA caved in to political pressure and created an unprecedented new procedure for handing out the morning-after pill (MAP) without a prescription. After the Constitutional Court of Colombia in May abrogated that nation’s democracy on the issue of abortion and legalized it in certain cases, the first legal Colombian abortion was performed. Scientists confused the public further on the issue of embryonic stem cells with more lies. Perhaps the major media consider August the...