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  • NASA to Stop a Doomsday Supervolcano by Stealing its Heat

    08/20/2017 8:45:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 96 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | August 18, 2017 | Avery Thompson
    Beneath Yellowstone National Park is a giant volcano. The heat from this volcano powers all of the park's famous geysers and hot springs, so most tourists probably don't worry about having tons of hot magma under their feet. But perhaps they should: The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen. The supervolcano erupts about every 600,000 years, and it's been about that long since the last eruption. That means the volcano could erupt any day now, and if it does it'll send enough dust and ash into the sky to blot out the sun for years, along with blowing...
  • Supreme Court revives Trump's foreign travel ban, will hear dispute in the fall (Big Win)

    06/26/2017 7:35:43 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 125 replies
    LATimes ^ | David Savage
    The Supreme Court has given President Trump a major victory by reviving his disputed ban on foreign travelers from six Muslim-majority nations. The justices rejected a series of lower-court orders that had blocked Trump’s policy from taking effect. The court’s conservative justices agreed with Trump and his lawyers, who argued that the Constitution and federal immigration laws give the chief executive broad power to restrict or “suspend” the entry of foreign individuals or groups into this country. Despite the earlier defeats, Trump had voiced confidence he would prevail once the travel ban reached the Supreme Court. His confidence was bolstered...
  • Supreme Court To Take On Trump’s Travel Ban

    06/26/2017 7:34:37 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 11 replies
    hufferpufferpost ^ | 6-26-17 | Frej
    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case on President Donald Trump’s ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries. The case will be argued in October. Within two weeks of taking office, Trump issued an executive order restricting visits from seven Muslim-majority countries for three months and suspending America’s refugee resettlement program, arguing that federal officials needed to review the vetting process in the interest of national security. The order fulfilled one of the new president’s most controversial campaign promises. But the chaotic weekend that ensued ― dozens of people detained at airports and protests nationwide ― also played...
  • Trump's win isn't the end, says Levin. Time to hold this new 'GOP monopoly' accountable

    11/11/2016 1:54:46 PM PST · by 198ml · 107 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/9/16 | Chris Pandolfo
    Wednesday night on the “Mark Levin Show,” Conservative Review’s Editor-in-Chief addressed the historic election that swept Republicans into power and placed Donald Trump in the White House. Levin offered his congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump, but he reminded his audience that it was not Trump who defeated Hillary Clinton. Rather, the constitutional conservatives who went forth and voted for him are the real victors.
  • At Clinton HQ, horror and disbelief

    11/09/2016 6:17:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 137 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 09:09 EST, 9 November 2016 | Staff
    A stony silence turned to sheer horror early Wednesday for Hillary Clinton's supporters at what was meant to be her presidential victory party as it became painfully clear she would not close the gap with Donald Trump. One by one, states turned Republican red on the interactive map of the country. One by one, dejected Clinton fans left in tears without even seeing their beloved candidate. "It's a nightmare," said Jeannette Barbasch, a 50-something Clinton backer leaving the cavernous Javits Center on the west side of Midtown Manhattan, which had been decked out in American flags for Clinton's expected win....
  • Hillary Clinton so far ahead in polls that she 'doesn't even think about' Donald Trump anymore

    10/24/2016 8:25:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 99 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 24 October 2016 • 12:03PM | Ruth Sherlock
    Hillary Clinton is so far ahead of Donald Trump in the race for the presidency that she no longer even feels the need to pay attention to the Republican nominee. Buoyed by a double-digit lead in some national polls, Mrs. Clinton has said she is now looking past Mr. Trump entirely, and will no longer counter allegations made by her rival. “I don’t even think about responding to him anymore,” Mrs. Clinton said when asked about Mr. Trump’s charge that American media outlets are in cahoots with her presidential campaign. …
  • Clinton asks why she isn’t beating Trump by 50 points [Not Satire. She is Serious]

    09/21/2016 7:27:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/21/16 | John Wagner
    Hillary Clinton gave voice Wednesday to a question on the minds of many of her fiercest advocates in her race against the controversy-prone Donald Trump: Why isn’t she way, way ahead? The Democratic nominee raised the issue here during an address via video conference to a gathering in Las Vegas of the Laborers' International Union of North America. The former secretary of state ticked off her pro-union positions... ...“Having said all this, ‘Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?’ you might ask?” Clinton said. “Well, the choice for working families has never been clearer. I need your help to get Donald...
  • WTF!? Chris Kyle’s Wife Trying To Stop His Family From Helping Wounded Vets

    07/10/2016 10:03:41 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 49 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | Infidel
    Jeff Kyle, the brother of slain former Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, posted to his Facebook that Chris’ wife, Taya, had directed lawyers to send a “cease & desist” order to an organization the Kyle family is working with, because they are raising funds for wounded veterans. Two organizations have teamed up to raise funds for veterans, and are using the Kyle name, with permission of the Kyle family. One organization, a Texas based extreme obstacle race team called Lone Star Spartans, has been holding annual race events in memory of Chris Kyle, and to raise money for vets. Jeff Kyle...
  • 10 Reasons Jesus Will Come Back In Our Lifetime

    07/01/2016 2:26:42 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 76 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 7/1/16 | Gary
    Previously we've discussed 20 specific signs that were foretold in the Bible indicating that Christ's coming is now imminent.  This new list is a little different - these are ten indicators that we have reached the upper limits of when Christ can return.  God is sovereign and we can merely speculate, but I believe there is sound reasoning behind each of these: 1. The culmination of signs From the return of the Jews to their God-given land beginning in the late 1800s, to the rebirth of Israel in 1948 and the recapturing of Jerusalem in 1967, the signs foretold in...
  • Here's Why All Pension Funds Are Doomed, Doomed, Doomed

    05/30/2016 8:52:25 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 23 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 26 May 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    There are limits on what the Fed can do when this bubble bursts, as it inevitably will, as surely as night follows day. It's no secret that virtually every pension fund is dead man walking, doomed by central banks' imposition of low yields on safe investments, i.e. Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP). Given that both The Economist and The Wall Street Journal have covered the impossibility of pension funds achieving their expected returns, this reality cannot be a surprise to anyone in a leadership role. [link]Many unhappy returns: Pension funds and endowments are too optimistic [link]Public Pension Funds Roll Back...
  • Ted Cruz: Trump won’t be the nominee and I’ll pick up most of his voters [Truce over?]

    10/09/2015 8:28:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via Politico, skip to 12:00 of the clip below for the key bit. Oh, it’s on. Or is it? Normally, a candidate for president claiming that he’s going to peel away his opponents’ supporters and win the nomination would be so banal that it wouldn’t qualify as news. It’s the ultimate “dog bites man” story. Of course Cruz believes this. If he didn’t, why would he be running? But these aren’t normal circumstances. Cruz is the only Republican in the field who has yet to utter a critical or discouraging syllable about Trump, part of his talk-radio-ish strategy not...
  • Congrats to My Fellow FR Trump Supporters (Vanity)

    02/09/2016 6:52:09 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 305 replies
    VANITY
    Been a tough ride on FR at times. I appreciate all the posters here. Their respect for the political process, good humor, and willingness to fight is extraordinary. Great win tonight. Let's move on to South Carolina and keep the momentum rolling. It's a fight for freedom against the communism of the Democrats. We can't continue to slide into 3rd world oblivion. We have fought wars in other countries. It's time to fight the political war here. Let the WINNING begin! TRUMP 2016!!!!
  • Teachers Making Over $80,000 Say They Need Second Jobs 'To Make Ends Meet'

    08/11/2015 9:41:40 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 82 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/11/2015 | Tom Gantert
    One schoolteacher who gets paid $87,349 annually, and another who gets $80,472, were highlighted in a recent Oakland Press article complaining that teachers had to get second jobs “to make ends meet.” The article was written by a third teacher, Julia Satterthwaite, who works at the Rochester Community Schools district and is described as a "summer intern” for the newspaper. The article featured one of the author’s colleagues, Karen Malsbury, who has been teaching for 14 years. Malsbury was quoted as saying, “There is little or no room for professional growth, little opportunity to increase your personal income, no step...
  • Hubris definition (this is Hillary)

    03/14/2015 2:39:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 14 replies
    Hubris Definition Hubris is extreme pride and arrogance shown by a character that ultimately brings about his downfall. Hubris is a typical flaw in the personality of a character who enjoys a powerful position; as a result of which, he overestimates his capabilities to such an extent that he loses contact with reality. A character suffering from Hubris tries to cross normal human limits and violates moral codes. Examples of Hubris are found in major characters of tragic plays. Definition of Hubris by Aristotle Aristotle mentions Hubris in his book “Rhetoric”: “Hubris consists in doing and saying things that cause...
  • Chargers, Raiders will jointly pursue an NFL stadium in Carson

    02/20/2015 6:25:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 20, 2015 | Sam Farmer
    On the field, the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have had as bitter a rivalry as any in the NFL but in a sense, they’re now partners. The teams will officially announce Friday that, while they work on stadium deals in their current cities, they will jointly pursue a shared, $1.7-billion NFL stadium in Carson as an alternative. While theirs might seem to be an unlikely pairing -- the Silver & Black and the Powder Blue -- the Raiders and Chargers have actually been closer over the years than many people might think.
  • Obama’s Theme for the New Year: 'We Can’t Be Stopped'

    12/20/2014 8:13:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 12/19/14 | Josh Siegel
    ....“My theme for the end of the year is that we have gone through difficult times, but through persistence and effort and faith in the American people, things get better,” Obama said. “Part of what I hope as I reflect on the new year is that this should generate some confidence. America knows how to solve problems. When we work together, we can’t be stopped.”
  • Michelle Obama to Teen: 'It's an Honor For You To Represent My Hometown'

    11/15/2014 11:33:18 AM PST · by W. · 27 replies
    DNAinfo.com ^ | 1.14.2014 | Kyla Gardner
    CHICAGO — When Chicago Public Schools student Jennifer Gonzalez stepped up to a White House podium Monday, nervous to give a speech in front of first lady Michelle Obama and dozens of other dignitaries, she fell back on her theater training. Gonzalez, 16, also got to chat with the first lady as photos were snapped before the event. "When I told her I was from Chicago, she said 'It's an honor for you to represent my hometown,'" Gonzalez said.
  • Obama: 'With or Without Help from Congress, I'm Not Done Making Real Change'

    11/12/2014 9:32:05 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/12/2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    "With or without help from Congress, I'm not done making real change for the American people," the president wrote in a new email, just three days after a similar email from the Democratic National Committee.
  • White House: 'Washington Will Work Better If Obama has His Way'

    11/07/2014 7:18:08 PM PST · by IChing · 39 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/7/14 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    VIDEO AT LINK White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said that under a Republican-led Congress, Washington will “work better,” as long as President Obama has his way. “Is there one thing you can say to American voters they’re going to see that’s different, given the message they sent on Tuesday?” MSNBC’s Chris Jansing asked McDonough. “They’re going to see Washington working better if this president has his way,” McDonough said. “And that’s what he’s going to do.” “How?” Jansing asked. “Well, we’re going to do it any number of ways,” McDonough said. This is the rhetoric of ‘reconciliation’ coming...
  • [Flashback 2010] Obama to House Dem: “The big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me”

    11/05/2014 8:17:30 PM PST · by matt1234 · 3 replies
    hotair ^ | Jan 25 2010 | allahpundit
    The Dem in question? Red-stater Marion Berry,[D-AR] --snip-- Berry recounted meetings with White House officials, reminiscent of some during the Clinton days, where he and others urged them not to force Blue Dogs “off into that swamp” of supporting bills that would be unpopular with voters back home. “I’ve been doing that with this White House, and they just don’t seem to give it any credibility at all,” Berry said. “They just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and...