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  • The Myth of Erdogan’s Power (Turkey)

    08/31/2018 9:36:24 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 29, 2018, 5:42 PM | Halil Karaveli
    This month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intimated that his country might consider leaving NATO. Meanwhile, on a visit to Moscow last week, Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu referred to Russia as a “strategic partner”—a first. This talk is empty. Erdogan may well be angry at Washington, but ultimately, Ankara is going to have to do whatever it takes to restore its ties with the West. Doing so might not be enough to pull the country out of its economic crisis, but Erdogan has few other options if he wants to avoid a potentially worse political meltdown: He depends too...
  • Study: Left-wing claims that ‘immigrants do jobs American’s WON’T do’ is a MYTH

    08/29/2018 10:04:06 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 25 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/29/18 | USA Features
    False: For years the open borders Democrats have claimed that we need massive unchecked immigration (illegal and otherwise) because there are tons of jobs “Americans just won’t do.” That’s never been true, but you wouldn’t know it if all you read and watched was the Left-wing establishment media, as a new study reveals.
  • The Myth of Campus Diversity

    08/06/2018 7:15:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/06/18 | Dr. Sam Clovis
    A complete lack of intellectual diversity on most college campuses around America For 20 years or so, I had the good fortune of being a college professor. I started out as an adjunct instructor in 1996 teaching in an evening adult education program for a prominent Colorado private university. From that humble beginning, I eventually found myself, at various stages of my academic career, an assistant professor, a department chair, a center director, a tenured full professor and a dean. I plied my wares on many campuses and in various modalities, but for the most part I took my turn...
  • White Privilege in a White Coat: How Racism Shaped my Medical Education

    05/14/2018 11:15:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Annals of Family Medicine ^ | May 14, 2018 | Max J. Romano, MD, MPH
    In this essay, I reflect on some of the ways racial privilege influenced my experience as a white physician in training. While white Americans often think of “racism” as a social construct primarily affecting people of color, “racism” is a system of both racial disadvantage as well as reciprocal racial advantage. Medical professionals are increasingly aware of how social determinants of health lead to important health disparities, however white physicians seldom ask how their own racial privilege reinforces a white supremacist culture and what effects this may have on our patients’ health. Drawing attention to the powerful legacy of racial...
  • Shooting Down Misleading Myth About Anti-Gun Rally Crowd Sizes

    03/26/2018 10:30:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/26/18 | Ron A.Y. Rich
    It's Like Comparing Bullets and Blanks Comparing the crowd size of the anti-gun rally at Washington D.C. with the crowd size at President Trump’s inauguration is like comparing apples and oranges, or perhaps more apropos, bullets and blanks. It is even more outrageous than the misleading comparisons between the inaugurations of President Obama and Trump that I wrote about in the Canada Free Press, “Response to Claim That More Women Protested [at the women’s rally the day after President Trump’s inauguration] Than People Attended the Inauguration,” Jan. 23, 2017 (which includes a large section contrasting the Obama and Trump inauguration...
  • White nationalist militia says..Cruz was member [Miami Media ignores cops]

    02/16/2018 4:50:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 2/15/18
    ....leader of a white nationalist militia says Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was a member of his group....
  • Myth of the Big flip or Southern strategy---Help.

    01/05/2018 12:10:31 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 35 replies
    Levin ^ | 1/5/2018 | Me
    I'm getting into this debate more and more with people and getting nowhere. They're saying the parties somehow "flipped" and say the Republicans were previously the racist democrat party of KKK, Slavery and Jim Crow. I contest that the Republican principals were the same under Lincoln as they are today. Also, voters from the South let go of their ties to the racist Democrats and starting voting for Republicans. I'm looking for facts starting from Teddy Roosevelt, to WW, Coolidge, FDR and through the late 1960's...A lot of you on here are historians and I value your input. I believe...
  • Orrin Hatch to Retire from Senate, Opening Path for Mitt Romney

    Orrin G. Hatch, the longest-serving Senate Republican, will announce that he will retire at the end of the year, clearing a path for Mitt Romney to run....
  • More than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries issue 'warning to humanity'

    11/13/2017 12:28:22 PM PST · by jerod · 27 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Nov 13, 2017 10:00 AM ET | By Nicole Mortillaro
    More than 15,000 scientists around the world have issued a global warning: there needs to be change in order to save Earth. It comes 25 years after the first notice in 1992 when a mere 1,500 scientists issued a similar warning. This new cautioning — which gained popularity on Twitter with #ScientistsWarningToHumanity — garnered more than 15,000 signatures. William Ripple of Oregon State University's College of Forestry, who started the campaign, said that he came across the 1992 warning last February, and noticed that this year happened to mark the 25th anniversary. Together with his graduate student, Christopher Wolf, he...
  • The Myth of the White Mass Murderer

    10/08/2017 1:22:44 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 10 replies
    RedState ^ | 10/08/2017 | streiff
    Every time a mass shooting occurs–either carried out or attempted–there is one of two outcomes. If the perpetrator is non-white, then it disappears from view. If the perpetrator is white, then it is used to indicted whites as being more violent than any other group. For instance, in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting this became the talk of the internet: .. We need not focus on the fact that the author is a D-list actor with no life experience outside the world make believe to recognize the raw bigotry and, dare I say, self-hatred involved in this tweet....
  • Trump's Budget Guts The Safety Net, And Other Myths

    05/24/2017 6:47:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    IBD ^ | 05/24/2017
    Big Government: President Trump's budget is taking its share of hits for supposedly indulging in fanciful accounting, unrealistic assumptions and proposing massive cuts to vital safety-net programs. How much of that is true? You decide. Trump's budget plan proposes to balance the federal budget in 10 years and do so entirely through spending restraint. That alone is enough to raise the hackles of the Washington, D.C., swamp creatures. But critics have other complaints. The main ones: It relies on unrealistic economic projections. Critics say Trump's budget numbers rest on a rosy scenario of future economic growth. The New York Times...
  • Trump immigration executive order: Fact vs. fiction

    01/29/2017 10:18:34 AM PST · by 198ml · 5 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 1/29/17 | Daniel Horowitz
    There is a lot of confusion swirling around the events that transpired this weekend as a result of Trump’s executive order on immigration. Make no mistake: every word of Trump’s executive order is in accordance with statute. It’s important not to conflate political arguments with legal arguments, as many liberals and far too many “conservatives” on social media are doing. While the timing and coordination of implementing this order might have been poorly planned, we shouldn’t allow that to undermine the broader need to defend our sovereignty. For courts to violate years’ worth of precedent and steal our sovereignty should...
  • The Top 10 Trump Myths

    01/14/2017 4:18:11 PM PST · by vannrox · 1 replies
    Submitted by Gavin McInnes via,Fake news site Buzzfeed just published a fake news story that is so fake, it’s not even fake news. “It’s just fake,” as Kellyanne Conway put it. The editor of Buzzfeed himself says he has “serious reason to doubt the allegations in it,” but he published it anyway because this is “how we see the job of reporters in 2017.” So, the role of reporters is to just barf out whatever anyone throws at them? The dossier implicates the president-elect in everything from being a stooge for the Russian government to demanding women pee...
  • Onward marches the Great Pause Global temperature update

    12/18/2016 2:30:55 AM PST · by Candor7 · 23 replies
    Lord Monkton Foundation ^ | recently | Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
    Since October 1996 there has been no global warming at all (Fig. 1 ){see at link]. This month’s RSS temperature plot push es up the period without any global warming from 18 years 1 month to 18 years 2 months (indeed, very nearly 18 years 3 months) . Will this devastating chart be display ed anywhere at the Lima conference? Don’t bet on it. Figure 1 . The least - squares linear - regression trend on the RSS satellite monthly global mean surface temperature anomaly dataset shows no globa l warming for 18 years 2 month s since October 1996....
  • The Fake Epidemic of Fake News

    11/24/2016 6:12:28 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 20 replies
    ©2016 Reason Foundation. ^ | November 23, 2016 | A. Barton Hinkle
    Fake news on social media has gotten so bad that it threatens democracy itself, according to President Obama and a host of other deep thinkers. Why, a recent study by Buzzfeed concludes that fake news beat out real news during the past three months of the election. And we all know how that turned out. There are at least two problems with this. First, the epidemic of fake news is overstated. Second, fake news is far from new. The Washington Examiner's Tim Carney took the trouble to look beyond the headline about the Buzzfeed analysis. Turns out the "analysis" was...
  • The Muslim Registry that Wasn’t

    11/22/2016 8:03:01 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/22/16 | Rich Lowry
    The first thing to know about Donald Trump’s alleged proposal for a Muslim registry is that it isn’t a Muslim registry... The source of the fracas is a comment from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Trump immigration adviser....Kobach noted that the administration might reinstate a Bush-era program tracking visitors to the U.S. from countries with active terrorist threats... it collected fingerprints and photographs when visitors from the select countries arrived and required them to check in periodically to confirm that they were abiding by the terms of their visas. It also required that certain individuals from these countries...
  • Behind the “Mormon mafia” feud: Evan McMullin’s anti-Trump candidacy splits Republicans [tr]

    11/01/2016 8:55:07 AM PDT · by kevcol · 28 replies
    Salon ^ | November 1, 2016 | Matthew Sheffield
    That said, among his fellow Mormons, there appears to be a lot of interest in the former Republican congressional staffer’s candidacy. In a Utah survey released over the weekend by the Salt Lake Tribune, McMullin trailed Republican nominee Donald Trump by just 2 percent, within the poll’s margin of error. . . . McMullin has also polled in the low double-digits in neighboring Idaho, ahead of Johnson’s 4 percent. It’s even possible that his support could be higher than surveys are indicating, since many pollsters don’t include him in their questionnaires. All of this means that everything is going to...
  • Apple's Ultimate Comeback

    04/02/2016 4:17:49 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    Fortune ^ | APRIL 1, 2016, 7:30 AM EDT | by Verne Kopytoff
    Celebrating the tech giant’s near failure and incredible turnaround. Forty years ago today, an oddball trio, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne, founded a little computer company that turned out to be a bigger success than anyone could have imagined at the time. But that business, Apple AAPL 0.92% , could have just as easily gone under. Surviving a near-bankruptcy in 1997 is a testament to Jobs, who led what is as rare as a mint condition Apple I computer is today: A tech turnaround. Few struggling tech companies have ever managed to pull one off. That’s bad news...
  • An Iraq of Myth and Fantasy

    02/23/2016 4:22:38 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/23/2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Donald Trump's account of the Iraq War is all wrong. Why aren't his Republican opponents saying so? Donald Trump constantly brings up Iraq to remind voters that Jeb Bush supported his brother's war, while Trump, alone of the Republican candidates, supposedly opposed it well before it started. That is a flat-out lie. There is no evidence that Trump opposed the war before the March 20, 2003 invasion. Like most Americans, he supported the invasion and said just that very clearly in interviews. And like most Americans, Trump quickly turned on a once popular intervention - but only when the postwar...
  • In Search of the First Rocket Man

    01/27/2016 2:19:45 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 25 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 1/27/16 | Paul Gilster
    In Search of the First Rocket Manby Paul Gilster on January 27, 2016 If you're interested enough in space to be reading this site, you've probably run into the name of Wan Hu. He's the subject of a tale that may well be spurious, but it's certainly lively. It seems that some time around the year 1500 AD, Wan Hu took his fascination with rocketry to the logical limit by building a chair equipped with 47 gunpowder rockets. Lit by 47 attendants, the combined rockets took Wan Hu somewhere, but just where is unknown, as he is said to have...