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  • Richmond school drops Confederate name in favor of Barack Obama

    06/19/2018 6:09:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19, 2018 | By Madison Park
    A Richmond, Virginia, elementary school will switch its name from that of a Confederate general to that of the nation's first black President. On Monday, the Richmond school board voted to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary as Barack Obama Elementary School. Members of the school's community submitted ideas for a new name and students at the Richmond school, which is 95% African-American, voted among seven choices. The top three finalists were: Barack Obama, Northside and Wishtree. Last year, a school board in Mississippi dropped the name Jefferson Davis, for the president of the Confederacy, in favor of naming an elementary school...
  • Vanity - Barack Hussein Obama, his wife and Netflix has little glimmer and shine.

    06/04/2018 6:49:49 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 32 replies
    Netflix, The power player TV supplier, etc. has badly wounded the "Netflix, Goose that lays the Golden Egg". Clearly committing a dumb business move by hiring Barack Hussein Obama & his wife Michelle to perform film production for the Netflix brand. Hiring a failed, flawed, criminal, POTUS, with no positive legacy whatsoever, is not the sharpest choice in the least. Netflix, in time, will come to suffer the selection they have made. The blow back is in progress right now from their customers, enmasse. In the movie "The Running Man" "Arnie" fights for his life and friends lives against the...
  • The Obama Legacy Deserves to Be Destroyed

    05/11/2018 7:33:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | May 11, 2018 | By DAVID HARSANYI
    It’s strange that a president who had such a transformative effect on our national discourse will leave such a negligible policy legacy. But Barack Obama, whose imperial term changed the way Americans interact and in some ways paved the way for the Trump presidency, is now watching his much-celebrated and mythologized two-term legacy be systematically demolished. This, in many ways, tells us that American governance still works. When President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, he was able to do so without much difficulty because the agreement hinged on presidential fiat rather than...
  • The Wipeout of Obama’s Legacy

    05/11/2018 7:28:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 11, 2018 | by Fred Barnes
    President Obama’s legacy is rapidly vanishing. The decision by President Trump to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran is the biggest blow, but it’s only the latest. The elimination of the individual mandate and canceling the yearly bailout of insurance companies have left Obamacare in a precarious condition. Young immigrants whose parents brought them to the United States unlawfully - so-called dreamers - are losing their legal status. This is historic. Presidents often vow to wipe out big chunks of their predecessor’s legacies. President Eisenhower was going to take on the New Deal. Ronald Reagan targeted the Great Society....
  • South Carolina's state utility paid bonuses to private execs

    05/09/2018 6:54:46 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 6 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Published May 09, 2018 | CHRISTINA L. MYERS and JEFFREY COLLINS
    South Carolina's state owned utility paid $9 million in performance bonuses to executives of a private utility for two nuclear reactors that were never finished, according to the public utility and emails turned over to state and federal investigators. SCANA Corp. even billed taxpayer-supported Santee Cooper $3.2 million for bonuses in August, A MONTH AFTER the utilities abandoned 10 years of construction and planning for the reactors, according to the emails released by Gov. Henry McMaster's office on Wednesday.
  • Trump: John Kerry Not the Best Negotiator or Bicycle Racer

    05/05/2018 6:41:36 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/5/18 | Pam Key
    Friday in Dallas during his remarks at the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) Annual Leadership Forum, President Donald Trump poked fun at former Secretary of State John Kerry for breaking his leg in a bike accident in France, in 2015. Trump said, “Same thing with Iran, remember? We’re signing that horrible deal and they’re marching in the streets saying death to America. I said who signs a deal when they’re marching saying death to America? Who marches? They’re saying death to America and we have the former administration — and represented by John Kerry — not the best negotiator we’ve ever...
  • Commentary: Great Show, Glaring Flaw: 3 Takeaways From Netanyahu’s ‘Iran Lied’ Speech

    04/30/2018 1:01:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Haaretz (Israeli Fake News) ^ | April 30, 2018 | by Anshel Pfeffer
    1. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began his press conference in Tel Aviv on Monday evening at a distinct disadvantage. In his desire to discredit the Iran nuclear deal - from which President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw on May 12. 2. The information Netanyahu revealed Monday will not have been new to the leaders of the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany and Russia, who are signatories to the JCPOA. Netanyahu’s plenipotentiaries – the heads of Mossad and the National Security Council, and the Foreign Ministry’s director general – have all been shuttling between the capitals in recent days,...
  • Vanity - Trump Rally Great Success, Wolf (WHCD) Total Failure.

    04/29/2018 6:42:29 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 32 replies
    Few words needed for the POTUS, Trump rally, held last evening in Washington, Michigan with 35,000 people in attendance...and they all were loving every blooming minute. Being at a Trump rallyt with everyday hard working. patriotic, Americans of all stripes, is truly the happening of a lifetime. On the other hand, the typical boring, lie telling, hate filled, White House Correspondents Dinner was held last evening...but, this time, folks the outcome was different. The Democrat Party, left-wing progressive, America haters, that support and present this farce, every year, outdid themselves in winning the low life award of all time. Their...
  • 10 Surprising Things We Definitely Do Not Miss About President Obama

    04/23/2018 10:35:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    The Cheat Sheet ^ | April 23, 2018 | by Lizz Schumer
    Now solidly into the second year of Donald Trump’s presidency, we can look back at Barack Obama’s legacy with some context. Many aspects of Obama’s eight years in office will go down in history as a success, but not all of them. Let’s take a look at the worst mistakes he made and one force that may have rested even outside his control. 1. Confidence in the economy recovered post-Obama. 2. Obama oversaw a period of struggling labor. 3. The stock market struggled during Obama’s tenure. 4. The 44th president heightened tensions in the Middle East. 5. Obama let the...
  • Setting Tone for Post-Presidency, Obama Will Speak in South Africa on Tolerance

    04/23/2018 9:10:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 23, 2018 | By MARK LANDLER
    ... Mr. Obama is inaugurating his most significant international project as an ex-president, with an announcement on Monday that the Obama Foundation plans to convene 200 young people this July in Johannesburg for five days of meetings, workshops and technical training. At the same time, Mr. Obama will deliver a lecture to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, whom he eulogized after his death five years ago by saying he “makes me want to be a better man.” The choice of Mandela and South Africa are freighted with symbolism for Mr. Obama at a time when...
  • Zimmerman/Batchelor Podcast: The non-transparency of the SpaceX Zuma launch failure. (13:39)

    04/12/2018 6:22:10 PM PDT · by Voption
    John Batchelor Show/WABC Radio ^ | April 11, 2018 | Bob Zimmerman/John Batchelor
    Two independent investigations have now placed the blame for the failure of the classified Zuma satellite to reach orbit on Northrop Grumman, not SpaceX...The investigations tentatively concluded that onboard sensors did not immediately communicate to ground systems that the satellite did not separate from the rocket, according to the Journal. Unbeknownst to officials at the time, the planned return of the rocket’s upper stage — a method of disposal to avoid adding space debris around the Earth — brought the satellite back down with it. By the time the satellite separated from the rocket it was too late, putting Zuma...
  • NHS England suffers worst A&E waiting times on record

    04/12/2018 5:51:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Sky News ^ | April 12, 2018 | By Bethan Staton,
    A&E performance fell to the lowest level on record in March as the NHS continues to face unprecedented pressure. Just 84.6% of accident and emergency patients in England were seen within four hours last month, dropping from 85% in February and compared to 90% in March 2017. And the number of people suffering waits of more than 12 hours more than tripled, compared to the same month the year before. Medics said the backlog created by the situation would leave some hospitals struggling to catch up. President of the Society for Acute Medicine Nick Scriven called the figures the "clearest...
  • The Terrible Cost of Obama's Failure in Syria

    04/09/2018 2:25:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 8, 2018 | by KATHY GILSINAN
    Four years ago, it almost looked as if chemical attacks on Syrian civilians would stop. “We struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out,” declared then-Secretary of State John Kerry on Meet the Press in 2014. Kerry was referring to Bashar al-Assad’s declared stockpiles of chemical weapons which, under a 2013 deal struck by the Obama administration following a sarin nerve gas attack that brought the U.S. to the brink of striking Syrian government forces, were dismantled and shipped out of the country. But there were two important and deadly loopholes. The first was that...
  • No, the Democratic Party isn’t ‘divided’ or in ‘disarray’

    04/05/2018 1:12:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2018 | By Paul Waldman
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) hasn’t lost his ability to make Democrats mad, and once again, he has triggered an intraparty kerfuffle on social media. As we head towards the next presidential cycle, many people — on the right, the left and in the media — will be saying Democrats are in the throes of an identity crisis, a struggle for their party’s soul that will tear them apart. But they aren’t, and they won’t be. The Democratic Party screws up plenty and contains its share of idiots, but when it comes to its identity, it’s doing just fine. On Wednesday,...
  • Obama Is 'Relieved' to No Longer Be President, His Former Press Secretary Says

    04/02/2018 10:34:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 2, 2018 | By Jessica Kwong
    Many Americans miss having President Barack Obama in the White House, but he doesn’t seem to be one of them. It “is obvious to most people who are watching that he is relieved to no longer be bearing the burden of the presidency,” Josh Earnest, who worked with Obama since his 2008 presidential campaign and served as his press secretary, told The Hill in a report published Monday. “I think there's no doubt that he is more relaxed and more at ease and more unburdened than he's been in a decade, and it shows,” Earnest said. The 44th president has...
  • 'Oldest living thing on earth' discovered

    02/07/2012 9:45:53 AM PST · by null and void · 64 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1:06PM GMT 07 Feb 2012 | Jonathan Pearlman, Sydney
    Scientists say a patch of ancient seagrass in the Mediterranean is up to 200,000 years and could be the oldest known living thing on Earth. Australian researchers, who genetically sampled the seagrass covering 40 sites from Spain to Cyprus, say it is one of the world's most resilient organisms - but it has now begun to decline due to global warming. The analysis, published in the journal PLos ONE, found the seagrass was between 12,000 and 200,000 years old and was most likely to be at least 100,000 years old. This is far older than the current known oldest species,...
  • "Roscosmos and NASA race for last place"

    03/29/2018 1:02:30 PM PDT · by Voption · 2 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | March 29, 2018 | Robert Zimmerman
    It sure does appear that Russia’s Roscosmos is competing with NASA to see which government agency can delay its missions the longest. In fact, for fun, let’s put together the standings!
  • Obama didn't know healthcare could be so complicated

    03/28/2018 12:22:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 28, 2018
    "We know what works,” then-President Barack Obama said at the Global Center for Health Innovation in 2015. “We know what we have to do. We’ve just got to put aside the stale and outmoded debates. Reject failed policies. Embrace the policies that we know work. Embrace the promise of the future.” What Obama claimed with such overweening confidence was that a few technical changes might fix most of the problems with healthcare delivery. But he and his allies pushing Obamacare were just plain wrong. His technocratic arguments that the 2010 law could bend the cost curve downward have been refuted...
  • The Fragile Legacy of Barack Obama

    03/28/2018 12:11:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Boston Review ^ | March 28, 2018 | by ELAINE KAMARCK
    It becomes clearer every day that Barack Obama, a historic president, presided over a somewhat less than historic presidency. With only one major legislative achievement (Obamacare)—and a fragile one at that—the legacy of Obama’s presidency mainly rests on its tremendous symbolic importance and the fate of a patchwork of executive actions. How much of that was due to fate and how much was due to Obama’s own shortcomings as a politician is up for debate and is a question that emerges from Princeton historian Julian Zelizer’s new edited volume, The Presidency of Barack Obama. With contributions from seventeen historians, the...
  • Diversity Bridge Is Falling Down, My Fair Lady

    03/20/2018 7:54:10 AM PDT · by libstripper · 13 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | Mar.. 20, 2018 | David Cole
    Well, that is damned inconvenient. A state-of-the-art pedestrian bridge hailed as the inevitably wondrous result of diversity in engineering has collapsed within days of being paraded before the media. Did I say inconvenient? I should have said symbolic. “Diversity Bridge” (that’s not the structure’s official name, but I think it fits) was designed to connect Florida International University to the city of Sweetwater, where many FIU students and staff reside. The bridge, installed (though not yet opened to the public) a mere four days before its failure, spanned a busy Miami highway, and the collapse crushed cars and people underneath....