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  • US, India Forge New Military Ties

    06/01/2016 1:26:11 AM PDT · by originalist_1776
    Kevin Knodell writes at The Week that in response to the rising Chinese influence in the South China Sea and a troubled relationship with Chinese-allied Pakistan, the United States is building new ties with India. He notes that the US has surpassed Russia as India’s largest military supplier, that Indian special forces recently participated in joint exercises at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and that Secretary of Defense Ash Carter recently “discussed the possibility of sharing technology to help New Delhi build its first domestically produced aircraft carrier INS Vishal .”
  • Lesbian couple battered son ... his heart ruptured Social services ... case went off the radar

    05/31/2016 8:12:41 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 1, 2016 | David Wilkes and Rachel Watson
    [Liam Fee]'s mother Rachel and her lesbian partner Nyomi were able to carry out two years of sustained attacks on the toddler and two other boys as social services repeatedly failed to act. The pairs depraved abuse included: * Imprisoning one boy in a cage made from a fire guard, using cable ties to bind his hands behind his back; * Tying another boy naked to a chair in a dark room with nine snakes and several rats, forcing him to eat his own vomit and telling him a boa constrictor ate naughty little boys; * Forcing the youngsters to...
  • Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's claim that her email practices were 'allowed' (Politifact)

    05/31/2016 7:30:39 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 28 replies
    Politifact ^ | 5/31/16 | Lauren Carroll
    Hillary Clinton is sticking to her defense that her use of a private email server while secretary of state was "allowed," despite a critical independent audit that found it really wasnt. (snip) But for anyone unaware of that nuance say, the average voter it sounds like Clinton is defending her email practices as a whole, as something that was fully permitted by the State Department, which is the argument she has been making all along. And thats just not right. The gist of the problem is that Clinton never asked anyone if she could use her personal email...
  • What the dead can teach us about cowardice and weakness

    05/31/2016 7:21:31 PM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 2 replies
    Australian Christian Lobby ^ | June 1, 2016 | Lyle Shelton (Australian Christian Lobby)
    "Changing the definition of marriage to entrench motherless and fatherlessness in public policy and teaching our kids their gender is fluid should be opposed...The cowardice and weakness of Australia's 'gatekeepers' is causing unthinkable things to happen, just as unthinkable things happened in Germany in the 1930s." Mr Shelton began the post by declaring he loved to read obituaries in The Economist, specifically one published last week on the late German-born historian Fritz Stern. According to the obituary, Stern argued the rise of Adolf Hitler owed less to the Fuhrer's personality cult and more to the failure of Germany's 'gatekeepers' to...
  • Democratic Law Prof: Difficult To Imagine Hillary Clinton Not Being Indicted

    05/31/2016 7:18:40 PM PDT · by Strac6 · 31 replies
    A Democrat law professor and former Department of Justice official with decades of experience in government secrecy says it is difficult to imagine . Dan Metcalfe dealt with information disclosure issues for more than 25 years as Director of the Justice Departments Office of Information and Privacy, including during the Clinton administration. He now teaches secrecy law at American Universitys Washington College of Law. He wrote in a Sunday column in LawNewz that given that the facts and law are so clear in Ms. Clintons case, it is difficult to imagine her not being indicted unless the White House or...
  • Fishy Or Not, Vince Foster's Death Matters

    05/31/2016 7:18:36 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 16 replies
    Fishy Or Not, Vince Foster's Death Matters by Daniel Clark For the purposes of this discussion, let's stipulate that all of the official findings about Vince Foster's death are correct. Let's agree that when Donald Trump referred to it as "fishy," it really was one of the more outlandish things he has said. Most of us aren't in a position to dispute the forensic evidence. Furthermore, motivational questions like why Foster drove to Fort Marcy Park to shoot himself, and why he would transport the gun to the park in an oven mitt, might have answers that were personal to...
  • Mississippi governor: 'Secular' world angry over LGBT law

    05/31/2016 7:11:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2016 4:56 PM EDT | Emily Wagster Pettus
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says the secular, progressive world vented at him for signing a bill that would let clerks cite religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [] Two legal challenges seek to block the religious-objections measure, House Bill 1523, from becoming law July 1. The American Civil Liberties Union filed one of the lawsuits May 9 on behalf of a gay couple from Meridian.
  • "Navy SEAL gun found near Tel Aviv shooter's hometown"

    05/31/2016 7:03:26 PM PDT · by Mr. M.J.B. · 31 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 5/30/2016 | Ido Ben-Porat
    M-16 assault rifle with US Navy SEAL insignia on it found near town where Nashat Milhem was given aid after his shooting spree.
  • Trump Makes Sense on Energy (WSJ)

    05/31/2016 6:21:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 31, 2016 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    Mr. Trump, in his set-piece energy speech on Thursday, did something that might outlast his presidential hopes. In his anti-intellectual way, he made an intellectual contribution. For decades, poorly justified scientific fears of future warming have hovered as an incubus over U.S. energy development. These fears, youll notice, have not actually blocked much of anything: Fracking happened. The U.S. continues to export coal to China. But these fears fill Americas leadership class with guilt and cognitive dissonance. In a speech the media has done its best to ignore or debunk, he said, From an environmental standpoint, my priorities are very...
  • Justice Department asks for hold on court sanctions in immigration case

    05/31/2016 6:25:45 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/31/2016 | Julia Edwards
    The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday filed an emergency motion to stop sanctions imposed by a federal judge in Texas that included mandated ethics classes for federal prosecutors, as part of ongoing litigation over immigration policy. The sanctions were ordered on May 19 by District Judge Andrew Hanen, who ruled in February 2015 that President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration were outside the bounds of the president's authority. Hanen also ordered the Department of Homeland Security to prepare a state-by-state review of immigrants who were given three years of safeguards from deportation under Obama's previous immigration action instead of...
  • Obama's Lawyers Ask Texas Judge To Rethink Immigration Order

    05/31/2016 6:20:21 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 25 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 5/31/2016 | Julin Aguilar
    The Obama administration has asked a Brownsville-based judge to rethink an order that requires the federal government to turn over the private information of thousands of undocumented immigrants. The May 19 order from U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen asserted that the federal governments attorneys intentionally misled the court during proceedings over the Obama administration's controversial executive order on immigration, known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents. The court order included instructions for the federal government to provide Hanen a list of the immigrants who benefited prematurely from DAPA. But in a filing Tuesday, the federal...
  • Who Is Xi?

    05/31/2016 5:10:07 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 28 replies
    China File ^ | May 12, 2016 | Andrew J. Nathan
    More than halfway through his five-year term as president of China and general secretary of the Chinese Communist Partyexpected to be the first of at least twoXi Jinpings widening crackdown on civil society and promotion of a cult of personality have disappointed many observers, both Chinese and foreign, who saw him as destined by family heritage and life experience to be a liberal reformer. Many thought Xi must have come to understand the dangers of Party dictatorship from the experiences of his family under Maos rule. His father, Xi Zhongxun (19132002), was almost executed in an inner-Party conflict in 1935,...
  • Forestry Company Sues Greenpeace Under Anti-Mafia Law For Conspiracy

    05/31/2016 4:43:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 05/31/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A forestry company filed a civil Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) lawsuit against Greenpeace Tuesday for misrepresenting the companys environmental record to raise funds and promote its agenda. Greenpeace knowingly and deliberately made false claims about the company while fundraising, and fabricated evidence of Resolutes alleged environmental malfeasance, according to the forestry and paper company Resolute Forest Products. RICO is an anti-mafia law designed to combat organized crime. Greenpeace is a global fraud, states the 124-page legal complaint. For years, this international network of environmental groups collectively calling themselves Greenpeace has fraudulently induced people throughout the United States and...
  • Hillary Clinton yet to hold single press conference in 2016

    05/31/2016 4:42:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang
    Hillary Clinton is 0-for-2016, having failed to hold any full press conferences this year fueling the perception that she is the most guarded major candidate in recent political history, in stark contrast with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Mr. Trump has held at least four full, formal press conferences this year, including one Tuesday, and has fielded questions at length from the flock of reporters covering his campaign on numerous occasions. Mrs. Clinton took questions from the press traveling with her campaign once, in Minnesota in March, but hasnt held an organized press conference in six months. She...
  • Essential institutions are no longer respected, government demands respect. A recipe for tyranny.

    05/31/2016 4:37:27 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 6 replies
    Albert Mohler ^ | May 5, 2016 | Albert Mohler
    For nearly two and a half centuries, Americans have enjoyed the enormous privilege and responsibility of forming our own governmenta privilege rarely experienced throughout most of human history. For most of history, humanity has struggled with the question of how to respond to a government that was essentially forced upon them. But Americans have often struggled with a very different reality; how do we rightly respond to the government that we choose? Thus, the idea of a limited government requires that society uphold and pursue the health of its most basic institutions. When a civil society is weak, government becomes...
  • Appeals Court Delivers Devastating Blow to Cellphone-Privacy Advocates

    05/31/2016 4:12:05 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    The Intercept ^ | May 31, 2016 | By Jenna McLaughlin
    COURTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY are grappling with a key question for the information age: When law enforcement asks a company for cellphone records to track location data in an investigation, is that a search under the Fourth Amendment? By a 12-3 vote, appellate court judges in Richmond, Virginia on Monday ruled that it is not — and therefore does not require a warrant.The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld what is known as the third-party doctrine: a legal theory suggesting that consumers who knowingly and willingly surrender information to third parties therefore have “no reasonable expectation of privacy” in that information...
  • Venezuela is running out .. everything. Food, medicine, electricity, toilet paper, condoms

    05/31/2016 4:10:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2016 | Osmary Hernandez
    Venezuela is running out of just about everything. Food, medicine, electricity, toilet paper, condoms -- you name it. ( Full title ). And over the weekend at least two large international airlines -- Lufthansa and LATAM -- said they will suspend service to Venezuela in the coming months due to the economic crisis. The widespread scarcities and fleeing businesses reflect a country in crisis. "There's a shortage of everything at some level," says Ricardo Cusanno, vice president of Venezuela's Chamber of Commerce. Cusanno says 85% of companies in Venezuela have halted production to some extent. Venezuela's economy is spiraling into...
  • Illinois Legislature Overrode Rauner Veto To Pass New Chicago Pension Law

    05/31/2016 2:46:23 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    On Monday, the Illinois legislature passed a bill lowering the amount the city of Chicago has to pay into police and firefighter pensions in 2016. To do this, the legislature overrode a veto from Gov. Bruce Rauner, confirming what we already knew: It's really, really, really, really hard to agree with Rauner about anything at this point. For no one would it be harder than Mayor Rahm Emanuel, once Rauner's buddy in vacationing and wine-sipping. Rahm became basically apoplectic when Rauner vetoed the pension bill on Friday, saying in a variety of press statements that Rauner's veto would trigger a...
  • What the Amish can teach the rest of us about modern medicine

    05/31/2016 2:21:43 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    Mosaic The Science of Life ^ | May 24, 2016 | Sara Tolpos
    When healthcare is expensive, the Amish culture of autonomy and thrift may be a way to balance communal support and individual responsibility. Sara Talpos finds out more. The Allegheny Plateau, sprawling across northern Pennsylvania and beyond, is an ecosystem of forested hills, with land that supports black bears, bald eagles and wandering turkeys, as well as a patchwork of wild herbs: burdock, jewelweed, chamomile and sheep sorrel. Cellphone reception is spotty and gas stations are few and far between. Tucked away among the streams branching from the Cowanesque river is a cluster of small white and tan buildings, including the...
  • Hillary's ObamaCare problem

    05/31/2016 2:07:19 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 4 replies
    thehill ^ | 5/30/16 | Peter Sullivan
    Hillary Clinton is facing the problem of higher ObamaCare premium hikes in an election year. ObamaCare premiums are expected to rise more sharply than they have in previous years, and Republicans are seizing on the issue for electoral advantage. Despite premium hikes under ObamaCare, Clinton continues to take credit for the law on the campaign trail, the Republican National Committee wrote in a recent email, above a compilation of headlines about steep proposed increases. Donald Trump and Senate Republicans discussed ObamaCare premium hikes at a private meeting this month and agreed they could help the GOP in the election. And...
  • DOJ fights federal judge's order for lawyers to attend ethics training

    05/31/2016 1:59:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 31, 2016 | FOXNEWS/AP
    The Justice Department moved Tuesday to fight a federal judges order that its lawyers undergo mandatory ethics training, digging in after the DOJ was accused of misleading the courts over President Obama's immigration executive actions. In filings Tuesday, the department said the order would "far exceed the bounds of appropriate remedies" and would cost the department millions. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, of Texas, had issued the order earlier this month, after alleging DOJ attorneys misled him about the implementation of Obamas executive orders on illegal immigrants.
  • Donald Trump and the Conservative Cause [PART II

    05/31/2016 1:56:31 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 5 replies
    The Claremont Institute ^ | May 13, 2016 | Charles Kesler
    Cruz Control - Cruz helped to breed his own nemesis. And what does he have to show for it? Is his style of true conservatism now the more popular, the more compelling, the better understood? For someone so intelligent and so renowned as a debater, its hard to remember any of Cruzs arguments. Admittedly, he was debating legions of opponentsa case where party leaders really did let the good candidates down, as mentioned above. Partly, however, his fluent arguments lacked a center, a focus. He had two rhetorical modesthe preacher and the debater. One was earnest and revivalist, summoning ultimate...
  • Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Former Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills Dep...

    05/31/2016 1:45:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 31, 2016
    Full title: Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Former Clinton Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills Deposition Testimony (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today released the deposition transcript of Cheryl D. Mills, Hillary Clintons chief of staff throughout her four years as secretary of state. Though instructed by her attorney not to answer several questions, the transcript is available here. Mills was deposed last week as part of the discovery granted to Judicial Watch by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in response to its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons unsecured, non-government...
  • Justice Department Documents:Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Mexican Drug Cartels

    05/31/2016 1:44:34 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    judicialwatch ^ | MAY 25, 2016
    Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels Linked to at least 69 Killings From December 2012 to March 2016, 94 Fast and Furious weapons were seized; Fast and Furious weapon found in Chapo Guzman hideout (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administrations Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels. According to the new records, over the past three years, a total...
  • Success of Jerry Brown, and California, Offers Lesson to National Democrats

    05/31/2016 1:05:27 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    SACRAMENTO When Bernie Sanders held a rally at an outdoor stadium here the other night, more than 15,000 people turned out in a display of cheering, chanting, singing and cartwheels. Gov. Jerry Brown, the states most prominent Democrat, was not there, but he might as well have been. Mr. Sanderss speech was replete with the kind of to-the-barricades flourishes that have long been part of Mr. Browns campaign language. The political establishment is getting nervous, Mr. Sanders said. The corporate establishment is getting nervous. And they should be nervous. Because real change is coming. As the Democratic presidential primary...
  • How Global Warming Will Someday End Life On Earth (Not what think Alert)

    05/31/2016 1:05:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 31, 2016 | by Ethan Siegel
    We like to think of our planet as perfect for life, having met all the conditions we know of for life to exist, flourish and thrive for billions of years. You see, back when the Solar System was younger, the Sun was not just younger, but also cooler. The way a star gets its energy is from nuclear fusion in its core: burning hydrogen into helium in our Suns case. Put this all together, and we get an inescapable conclusion: as a star ages and burns through more and more of its fuel, it gives off ever increasing amounts of...
  • BDS Flounders Amid String of Humiliating Defeats

    05/31/2016 8:02:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 31, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    BDS Flounders Amid String of Humiliating Defeats How anti-BDS legislation has neutered the group and hampered its ability to function. May 31, 2016 Ari Lieberman Its been a really bad month for the anti-Semitic BDS movement, a strange alliance of radical leftists and Islamists who advocate the destruction of Israel through economic and cultural boycotts. The hate group suffered a number of major setbacks in recent weeks. Some of these reversals represent mere moral victories but others have far reaching consequences that may well spell doom for BDSs future operations and ability to function. In May, the Strasbourg-based...
  • FBI Agent's Gun, Badge Stolen During Vehicle Break-In at San Francisco's Alamo Square: Police

    05/31/2016 12:28:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | May 30, 2016 | Michelle Roberts
    Police say the FBI agent's 40 caliber Glock 27, identification badge and credentials were taken. An FBI agent's gun and badge were stolen during a vehicle break-in at San Francisco's Alamo Square over the weekend, police said. San Francisco police Officer Carlos Manfredi said the FBI agent reported his vehicle was broken into on Hayes and Pierce streets between 12:30 and 12:40 p.m. Sunday. Manfredi said the FBI agent's .40 caliber Glock 27, identification badge and credentials were taken. Police did not have any details about possible suspects, and no other information was immediately available. Neighbors who live near the...
  • Three Facts Prove Climate Alarm Is a Scam

    05/31/2016 11:43:42 AM PDT · by detective · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 31 May 2016 | Larry Bell
    1988 was a barn-burner year for climate alarmists. Then-Sen. Al Gores steamy congressional hearing trumpeted a planet on fire, and the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was created to produce pseudo-scientific evidence blaming it on unfair capitalist industrial prosperity-spawned CO2 emissions. Canadian Environment Minister Christine Stewart explained the real cause for urgency. She told editors and reporters of the Calgary Herald, No matter if the science of global warming is all phony . . . climate change [provides] the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world. Stewart was wrong. Consequences of that phony science...
  • The Obama Administration's Disrespect For The Rule Of Law Hits A New Low

    05/31/2016 11:08:56 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 31, 2016 | George Leef
    The lawlessness of the Obama administration has been astounding. Entire books have been written about President Obamas notion that he should be and is free to do whatever he wants (such as Lawless by Professor David Bernstein, which I wrote about here). No doubt more will be. One remarkably brazen instance I recently learned about is his administrations funneling of money from lawsuit settlements into the pockets of left-wing activist groups. It makes you wonder if there is anything this administration wont try to get away with. Following the collapse of the housing bubble, the federal government initiated several grandstanding,...
  • North Korean state media offers support for wise politician Donald Trump

    05/31/2016 10:53:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 31, 2016 | Adam Taylor
    Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has faced an unusual amount of criticism from foreign leaders in large part because of his combative tone and unorthodox policy suggestions. This week, however, he found an unlikely international voice of support in North Korean state media. State outlet DPRK Today published an editorial Tuesday that called the business mogul a "wise politician" and said he could be good for North Korea. There are many positive aspects to Trumps inflammatory policies,' the author of the article wrote, according to a translation from NK News. Trump said he will not...
  • Obama, Riding High, Could Be the Ace in Clintons Pocket

    05/31/2016 10:52:09 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    MSN News ^ | May31, 2016 | JOHN HARWOOD
    More than at any time in memory, the United States faces a choice this fall between unpopular presidential candidates. Most voters view Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump with disdain. Yet one popular politician looms over the contest. Thats President Obama, who this spring has seen his approval rating again creep past 50 percent. For Democrats hoping to hold the White House, that has come at just the right time.
  • Class, Trump, and the Election

    05/31/2016 10:48:03 AM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/31/2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>If the high IQs of the establishment have let America down, where is a voter to turn?</p> <p>Donald Trump seems to have offended almost every possible identity group. But the New York billionaire still also seems to appeal to the working classes (in part no doubt precisely because he has offended so many special-interest factions; in part because he was seen in the primaries as an outsider using his own money; in part because he seems a crude man of action who dislikes most of those of whom Middle America is tired). At this point, his best hope in November, to the extent such a hope exists, rests on turning 2016 into a referendum on class and a collective national interest that transcends race and gender and on emphasizing the sad fact that America works now mostly for an elite, best epitomized by Clinton, Inc.</p>
  • The Libertarian Alternative

    05/31/2016 10:28:36 AM PDT · by yoe · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | May 31, 2016 | Editor
    Third-party presidential candidates are usually gadflies who have little impact, and that includes the nominees of the Libertarian Party over the years. But if theres going to be an exception, this might be the year given how flawed and widely disliked (Donald Trump) and (Hillary Clinton) are.The Libertarians seem willing to try as they nominated a pair of former Republican Governors as their standard-bearers at a typically raucous convention in Orlando on the weekend. (gary Johnson)...........
  • Justice Dept. objects to judges order for ethics classes, disclosure of immigrant data

    05/31/2016 10:14:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 31, 2016 | Andrea Noble
    The Justice Department fired back at the Texas judge who ordered its attorneys to undertake ethics classes after finding they misled the court in a high-profile challenge to President Obamas deportation amnesty saying the order was beyond the judges authority and would cost millions to implement. In a motion filed Tuesday asking for a stay of the order, in which U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen said DOJ attorneys were intentionally deceptive, government attorneys outlined their objections to both the training requirements and his requirement that by June 10 the Department of Homeland Security turn over identifying information for 50,000...
  • After Cutting Military Healthcare, Obama Calls for "Good Healthcare" for Vets

    05/31/2016 9:46:44 AM PDT · by detective · 20 replies
    Frontpage ^ | May 30, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama decided to commemorate Memorial Day (after denouncing the US military from Vietnam to Japan) by calling for "good healthcare" for veterans. President Obama called for veterans to receive better healthcare and good-paying jobs during a Memorial Day speech at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. We have to be there not only when we need them, but when they need us, Obama told the crowd of survivors who have lost loved ones in battle.
  • Youre witnessing the death of neoliberalism from within

    05/31/2016 9:36:46 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 31 May 2016 | Aditya Chakrabortty
    What does it look like when an ideology dies? As with most things, fiction can be the best guide. In Red Plenty, his magnificent novel-cum-history of the Soviet Union, Francis Spufford charts how the communist dream of building a better, fairer society fell apart. Even while they censored their citizens very thoughts, the communists dreamed big. Spuffords hero is Leonid Kantorovich, the only Soviet ever to win a Nobel prize for economics. Rattling along on the Moscow metro, he fantasises about what plenty will bring to his impoverished fellow commuters: The womens clothes all turning to quilted silk, the military...
  • McConnell: Holder 'Worst' AG, Snowden Comments 'Truly Outrageous'

    05/31/2016 8:46:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 31 May 2016 09:35 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Former Attorney Gen. Eric Holders contention that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden performed a public service by leaking classified documents is outrageous, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. Thats a truly outrageous comment, the Kentucky senator told Fox News Fox and Friends program. It makes me glad I voted against confirming him. Hes the worst attorney general in history. [] McConnell, pivoting to his book, recounted behind-the-scenes dealings with President Barack Obama, saying that it was Vice President Joe Biden who was the one who could really get things done. The president is a very smart guy, but I...
  • Under Obamacare, Small Business Owner Could Face Fine Up to $500K

    05/31/2016 8:09:07 AM PDT · by milton23 · 25 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/30/16 | Melissa Quinn
    When Maryland business owner Thomas Kunkel first learned about the Affordable Care Act, he was excited about the prospect of the new health care law. From the small business standpoint, it was actually one of the first times I felt like a bit of a social program might actually benefit a small business, he told The Daily Signal. Usually its the opposite. Kunkel owns Full House Marketing and Print in Edgewood, Maryland, and employs 21 full-time workers and up to 10 part-time employees. While he doesnt provide them with health insurance, Kunkel cuts his workers a monthly check through a...
  • Obama's Reckless Overseas Attack on Trump

    05/31/2016 7:58:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The National Interest ^ | May 26, 2016 | Paul J. Saunders
    When looking for support for his foreign policy, President Barack Obama wants Republicans to line up behind him because politics should stop at the waters edge. But when trying to elect a Democratic successor, Mr. Obama takes politics with him wherever he goes, including to this weeks G-7 Summit in Japan. Speaking at a press conference, he pontificated on the ongoing primary elections, including sharp jabs at Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. While he might think that his attacks on Trumps ignorance and cavalier attitude will somehow help former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, they in fact diminish not only Mr....
  • Mexico: Surprising Jobs Off-Limits to Foreigners ("natural born" Mexican requirement)

    05/31/2016 7:47:55 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 26 replies
    Two Expats Living in Mexico ^ | May 30, 2016 | Qroo Paul
    Mexico has gone above and beyond to protect their citizens in the job market. There are several jobs, by law, that only a Mexican citizen can hold, and in some cases, that person has to be a natural born Mexican. Obviously many political positions have this requirement (e.g. president); however, Mexico has extended this to some jobs you would not expect. I have compiled a list of the ones that surprised me the most. Most of these were taken from the Federal Labor Law (Ley Federal del Trabajo).
  • Man Arrested for Fatally Beating Wife's Would-be Rapist, Police Say (RapistLivesMatter)

    05/31/2016 6:57:05 AM PDT · by Carl Vehse · 51 replies
    DNAInfo ^ | May 31, 2016 | Trevor Kapp and Aidan Gardiner
    Police arrested a man for beating to death an ex-con who broke into his Morrisania apartment building, hit his wife and stripped off her clothes Monday night, police said. Earl D. Nash, 43, broke into 1240 Washington Ave., near East 168th Street, about 9:26 p.m. and hit a 51-year-old woman across the head before taking off her clothes, an NYPD spokesman said. The woman managed to break free and call her husband, Mamadou Diallo, 61, who was just outside the building and came to her aid, police said. Diallo found Nash in a sixth-floor hallway and began beating him, police...
  • Donald Trump is Right to Think that Something is Very Fishy About the Vincent Foster Death

    05/31/2016 6:52:15 AM PDT · by libstripper · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 31, 2016 | Allan J. Favish
    I agree with Donald Trump that something is very fishy about the Vincent Foster death. Foster was President Bill Clintons Deputy White House who was found dead in Virginias Fort Marcy Park on July 20, 1993. The official United States government conclusion is that Foster committed suicide by firing a revolver into his mouth with the bullet exiting the back of his head.
  • State Dept. misplaced $6B under Hillary Clinton: IG report (2014)

    05/31/2016 5:42:12 AM PDT · by euram · 82 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 4, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department misplaced and lost some $6 billion due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six years, mainly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, according to a newly released Inspector General report.
  • Donald Trump Is Right To Think That Something Is Very Fishy About The Vincent Foster Death

    05/31/2016 1:51:49 AM PDT · by AJFavish · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 31, 2016 | Allan J. Favish
    I agree with Donald Trump that something is very fishy about the Vincent Foster death. Foster was President Bill Clintons Deputy White House who was found dead in Virginias Fort Marcy Park on July 20, 1993. The official United States government conclusion is that Foster committed suicide by firing a revolver into his mouth with the bullet exiting the back of his head.
  • Are subsidies driving dairy farmers into bankruptcy? [Germany]

    05/30/2016 8:55:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 29.05.2016 | Jan Walter / gro
    Many dairy farmers work long hours though their pay is dropping and a growing number of farms are going bankrupt. They have a low opinion of subsidies. [] Michael Greshake is struggling with low market prices for the dairy products put out by his farm in Velbert, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. His main buyer, a Dutch company, has contractually agreed to buy a set amount of milk. However, Greshakes farm assumes the risk for overproduction. If contracted farms such as Greshakes suddenly produce a surplus and demand fails to grow purchase prices sink. That is why...
  • Why World Leaders are Rattled by Donald Trump [blogger's excellent comment-NWO]

    05/28/2016 8:27:06 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 87 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 28, 2016 | 'Carol of Australia'
    Comments posted regarding Obamas pronouncement that World Leaders are now rattled by Donald Trump. Part I - As POTUS, Mr. Trump will save the US from coming under the future rule of a New World Order (NWO) and One World Government controlled by a powerful international elite group of world leaders. A One World Government would fulfill a decades-long plan devised by Austrian diplomat and Freemason, Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi (1894-1972) regarded as the founding father of the current European Union (EU) .... His book Practical Idealism" plans for a United Europe, backed by the Vatican, under a centralized unelected government envisioned...
  • Hillary Clinton broke the rules: Our view (USA Today editorial - link only)

    05/30/2016 6:49:04 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 80 replies
    Link only per copyright restrictions: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/05/30/hillary-clinton-email-server-inspector-general-editorials-debates/85159948/
  • North Dakota ballot measure pits family vs. corporate farms

    05/30/2016 4:58:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2016 10:27 AM EDT | Blake Nicholson
    North Dakotas hog and dairy industries are hoping voters will bless state lawmakers decision to allow non-family corporations to own operations, but it could be a tough sell in a state that has safeguarded its family farming heritage for nearly a century. Up for vote in the June 14 election is whether to uphold the 2015 Legislatures move to loosen North Dakotas corporate farming ban, which has tried to keep crop and pasture in the hands of small-operation farmers and away from large out-of-state businesses that some believe might have little regard for the land. Family farming agriculture has delivered...
  • Hillary Clintons Emails Now Might Finally Take Her Down

    05/30/2016 3:59:52 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/29/16 | Dan Metcalfe
    This past week has been a milestone of sorts for those who closely follow the continuing saga of Hillary Clintons wrongful use of email systems during her tenure as Secretary of State. But the kind of milestone it was depends on where you stood when the week began. For those of us who recognized from the outset that Ms. Clintons exclusive use of a personal email system for all her official business (not to mention her unprecedented use of a private server atop that) was a clear violation of the Federal Records Act (FRA), the findings of the State Departments...