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  • 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 ó which gained popularity on Twitter with #ScientistsWarningToHumanity ó 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 occursĖeither carried out or attemptedĖthere 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 Trumpís executive order on immigration. Make no mistake: every word of Trumpís executive order is in accordance with statute. Itís important not to conflate political arguments with legal arguments, as many liberals and far too many ďconservativesĒ on social media are doing. While the timing and coordination of implementing this order might have been poorly planned, we shouldnít allow that to undermine the broader need to defend our sovereignty. For courts to violate yearsí 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‚Äôs not even fake news. ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs just fake,‚ÄĚ as Kellyanne Conway put it. The editor of Buzzfeed himself says he has ‚Äúserious reason to doubt the allegations in it,‚ÄĚ but he published it anyway because this is ‚Äúhow we see the job of reporters in 2017.‚ÄĚ 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 monthís 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? Donít 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 Wasnít

    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 Trumpís alleged proposal for a Muslim registry is that it isnít 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 ďMormon mafiaĒ feud: Evan McMullinís 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 stafferís 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 pollís margin of error. . . . McMullin has also polled in the low double-digits in neighboring Idaho, ahead of Johnsonís 4 percent. Itís even possible that his support could be higher than surveys are indicating, since many pollsters donít 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 giantís 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. Thatís 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...
  • Inside the Obama First Date Movie ‚ÄėSouthside With You‚Äô (Exclusive First Clip) (Propaganda Alert)

    01/19/2016 10:00:52 AM PST · by SaveFerris · 33 replies
    Yahooooo ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jordan Zakarin
    As the Obamas begin their final year in the White House, a new movie debuting at the Sundance Film Festival aims to tell the First Family’s origin story, with a focus on their first date on the south side of Chicago. Richard Tanne, an actor and first-time feature director, conceived of the idea for Southside With You back during Barack Obama’s first campaign for president, when the then-senator from Illinois didn’t look much older than the 25-year-old who convinced Michelle Robinson to join him for a long afternoon in the summer of 1989 (watch an exclusive clip above). The years...
  • Seventh Grader Reports Teacher Instructed Class God Is a Myth

    10/28/2015 6:12:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/27/15 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A seventh grade student in Katy, Texas says that her reading teacher instructed her class that God is a ďmythĒ and that any student who says God is a ďfactĒ or an ďopinionĒ is wrong. Jordan Wooley, a straight-A student at the West Memorial Junior High SchoolĖpart of the Katy Independent School District (ISD)-said she and her classmates were told by their reading teacher that God is not real and that answers to the contrary would warrant their grades being docked. According to a report in Covering Katy, Jordan and her class were administered a test on the existence of...
  • Are Mideast Muslims Dying for a Myth?

    10/08/2015 7:33:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/08/2015 | Mike Konrad
    Given the way the Mideast is headed, things are so unpredictable that this present Jerusalem flare-up could run the gamut from burning itself out in a few days to inciting a war against Israel, eventually bringing in Iran, the Muslim world, and then the whole world. The Arabs claim it is an Intifada, the Arabic word for resistance Ė but what is enormously troubling is the fallacy behind it. Fueling much of this Arab fury is a renewed Jewish presence on the al-Aqsa Mosque compound. Over the past two years, Jews have started to gather outside al-Aqsa, and the Muslims...
  • Lost 'Epic of Gilgamesh' Verse Depicts Cacophonous Abode of Gods (New find)

    10/05/2015 7:25:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Live Science ^ | October 2, 2015 | Elizabeth Palermo, Associate Editor
    A serendipitous deal between a history museum and a smuggler has provided new insight into one of the most famous stories ever told: "The Epic of Gilgamesh." The new finding, a clay tablet, reveals a previously unknown "chapter" of the epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia. This new section brings both noise and color to a forest for the gods that was thought to be a quiet place in the work of literature. The newfound verse also reveals details about the inner conflict the poem's heroes endured. In 2011, the Sulaymaniyah Museum in Slemani, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, purchased...
  • The myth of the idle rich: Prosperous families put in many more hours at work than poor ones

    06/08/2015 4:55:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 06/07/2015 | By Stephen Moore and Joel Griffith
    President Obama recently acknowledged what every sane person knows to be true: The best anti-poverty program is a job. Mr. Obama said this at a recent conference on poverty. But he continues to repeat a falsehood over and over. This is the claim that the poor work just as hard as the rich do. Well, yes, many people in poor households heroically work very hard at low wages to take care of their families. No doubt about that. Yet the average poor family doesnít work nearly as much as the rich families do. And thatís a key reason why these...
  • Hereís How GOP Can Destroy Myth of Obama Economy

    01/13/2015 3:04:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | January 13, 2015 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Everywhere we turn in the media, we hear the lie that the Obama economy is in ďrecovery.Ē Bill Maher actually taunted Republicans on his show last week, daring them to attack Obamaís economic record. Now it appears that Hillary has bought into this great lie. The word is that Hillary is about to tie her presidential campaign to Obamaís economic policies. Why? Because for the first time she believes the economy is in ďrecovery.Ē She is no longer afraid or embarrassed to support Obamaís policies. Where are the GOP leaders to rip this narrative to shreds? Are they so blind,...