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  • Cruz’s misleading attack that Trump ‘convinced’ the gov to ‘bulldoze’ a widow’s home

    02/13/2016 10:23:41 AM PST · by NKP_Vet
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | February 13, 2016 | Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    "Trump bankrolled politicians to steamroll the little guy, a pattern of sleaze stretching back decades. Worse? Trump still supports eminent domain today." Who knew such a wonky topic would find its way into political attacks in the Republican presidential race? An ad released this week by Ted Cruz's presidential campaign lodged a renewed attack on Donald Trump's support for eminent domain and alleged use of the government's powers for private gain, to bully an elderly woman out of her home. There are two problematic aspects of this ad: the misleading headlines that accompany the narration and the cherry-picked footage of...
  • Tax Reform That Will Make America Great Again

    02/13/2016 10:19:42 AM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 3 replies
    donaldjtrump.com ^ | unknown | Trump staff
    The Goals Of Donald J. Trump's Tax PlanToo few Americans are working, too many jobs have been shipped overseas, and too many middle class families cannot make ends meet. This tax plan directly meets these challenges with four simple goals: Tax relief for middle class Americans: In order to achieve the American dream, let people keep more money in their pockets and increase after-tax wages.Simplify the tax code to reduce the headaches Americans face in preparing their taxes and let everyone keep more of their money.Grow the American economy by discouraging corporate inversions, adding a huge number of new jobs,...
  • Carpenter: The GOP Debate Stakes for Saturday Night

    02/13/2016 10:17:12 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Amanda Carpenter
    Then there were six.Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, and Donald Trump will all meet on Saturday night in Greenville, South Carolina for CBS’s GOP presidential primary debate, a week before Palmetto State voters declare a victor.Rubio has the most to lose after suffering devastating blows in the last debate delivered by Chris Christie, who dropped out of the race on Thursday; but that’s not the only dynamic to watch for during the debate tomorrow. Rubio has promised supporters in no uncertain terms that he’ll never perform that badly again, almost baiting his other rivals to...
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR going strong. [FReepathon thread XLIV]

    02/13/2016 10:16:19 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 4 replies
    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR going strong. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who enjoy and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No one trying to control us. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. We are self-funded, fiercely independent and enjoy our freedom to speak plainly in the support of God, family, country, liberty!! But we cannot exist...
  • A bad week for US law enforcement officers

    02/13/2016 10:00:42 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 13, 2016 | Rick Moran
    It's been a deadly, tragic week for law enforcement in the United States, as at least five officers have been shot and killed in the last four days.
  • Immigration News: Ted Cruz's Newest Bill Boosts ICE Agents to Enforce Laws

    02/13/2016 9:52:21 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 32 replies
    Latin Post ^ | Feb 12, 2016 | Michael Oleaga
    While not on the campaign trail, Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is still a working U.S. senator, and he introduced legislation on Wednesday to help federal immigration agents. ICE Support Along with Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Cruz introduced the "ICE Agent Support Act of 2016" (S. 2538). The bill would give the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the "necessary resources" to enforce U.S. immigration laws. The bill would allow ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations, or ERO, to receive "substantial revenue" from penalties and fines from immigrants. The bill would...
  • Man who shot down drone pleads guilty to criminal mischief

    02/13/2016 9:51:13 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 02/13/16
  • 15 percent of latest Hillary Clinton’s emails marked classified

    02/13/2016 9:47:20 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02/13/16 | Stephen Dinan
    More than 15 percent of the latest batch of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails released Saturday contain classified information, with three of the messages being labeled “secret” — continuing to add to the questions surrounding her email use. One of the messages is an extensive missive from David Satterfield, a top U.S. diplomat to Egypt, who told top officials in both the White House and State Department about negotiations in the Sinai. The entire contents of the messages are now deemed “secret,” though there is no indication they were marked as such at the time. The message was...
  • CNN's Avlon Mocks Cruz As Not 'Effective' or 'Charming,' Costello Laughs

    02/13/2016 9:44:40 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 11, 2016 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Thursday morning's CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, CNN political commentator and Daily Beast editor-in-chief John Avlon used praise for Ted Cruz's ads and social media campaign to take an underhanded swipe at the GOP presidential candidate by suggesting that, unlike the ads, he is not "effective" or "charming." His jab at Cruz inspired laughter from host Costello as she mildly chided him for being "kind of harsh." The exchange came at 10:21 a.m. ET during a discussion of a Cruz campaign ad using humor to attack Donald Trump over the issue of his past...
  • Cruz TV ad uses 'self help' spoof to slam Rubio on 'amnesty'

    02/13/2016 9:37:57 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    FoxNews ^ | February 11, 2016 | Serafin Gomez
    EXCLUSIVE: The battle of the senators is back in full force. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is releasing a tough new TV ad in South Carolina that targets rival Sen. Marco Rubio on the contentious issue of illegal immigration – featuring people at a faux “self help” session lamenting their past support of the Florida senator. The 30-second commercial is part of a six-figure ad buy in the Palmetto State ahead of the Feb. 20 Republican primary. The ad, titled "Self Help," mimics a 12-step group setting, showing people sitting in a circle of folding chairs in a dark...
  • Rochester, NY school organizes ‘Hijab Day’ for non-Muslim students (Infiltration)

    02/13/2016 9:35:58 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 37 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/12/2016 | Robert Spencer
    "A district spokesman told the site officials consulted with an attorney about the World Hijab Day event, and were advised that 'there would be more of a legal issue if the school said no to the event' than to hold lessons on the Muslim scarf." Really? What kind of a legal issue? Would the school be brought up on charges of "Islamophobia"? Is that trumped-up propaganda term a crime now? School board president Van Henri White said of the Hijab Day organizer, student Eman Muthana: "She's not trying to make anybody else anything other than who they are, but she...
  • Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Receives Three Influential Florida Endorsements

    02/13/2016 9:33:30 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 18 replies
    Trump and Space Coast Daily ^ | Feb 13 2016 | Space Coast Daily
    On Feb. 12, Donald J. Trump was endorsed by former USAF Colonel and retired senior intelligence and political-military affairs officer, Jim Waurishuk, highly decorated, retired Senior CIA Operations Officer Gary Bernsten, and National Gold Star Mother, Susan Price. Waurishuk is extremely well respected in the security community and an expert on national security with specific expertise in strategic engagement and policy, and unconventional and asymmetric warfare. He has served as Deputy Director for Intelligence for U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) during the peak years (2004-07) of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the War on Terrorism.
  • Cruz and Trump poised for the ugliest debate yet

    02/13/2016 9:32:01 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/12/16 11:46 PM EST | Katie Glueck and Ben Schreckinger
    These rivals are itching for a fight as South Carolina settles into a two-man race. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump enter Saturday's debate locked in a two-man race for South Carolina, and to prepare, both have gone full negative.After splitting the first two votes, the New York billionaire has relentlessly hammered away at Cruz on everything from his campaign's tactics to what Trump sees as the Texan's character flaws. And on Friday, Trump warned that he has standing to sue Cruz over questions of his birth and constitutional eligibility to serve in the White House."If @tedcruz doesn't clean up his...
  • Chuck Todd Whines About Ted Cruz’s Office Space/Hillary Ad (VIDEO)

    02/13/2016 9:19:37 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    RedState ^ | February 13th, 2016 at 09:42 AM | Jay Caruso
    It has long been the conventional wisdom that Republicans and conservatives just don’t “get it” with respect to popular culture. It was actually a relatively fair critique as Republicans often railed about popular culture and attempting (incorrectly) to blame it on the downfall of society. It paid, electorally, to shun and mock mainstream pop culture rather than engage and embrace it.However, with a new generation of Republican leaders taking over positions of power across the country, that has changed. Senator Marco Rubio can comfortably talk to TMZ about hip-hop music, Republican politicians are happy to go on late night talk...
  • Just felt an earthquake In South Central KS

    02/13/2016 9:16:37 AM PST · by Old Yeller · 46 replies
    Vanity
    At 11:04. Anyone else feel it?
  • MSNBC's Reid Suggests Cruz Would Establish Evangelical 'National Church'

    02/13/2016 9:15:16 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Liberals love to "find" things in the Constitution that simply aren't there. The most egregious example is the right to abortion that the Supreme Court claimed to discover in Roe v. Wade. Another liberal myth is that the Constitution provides for the "separation of church and state." MSNBC's Joy Reid today told the Rev. Mike Gonzalez, head of Ted Cruz's evangelical movement in South Carolina, that "separation of church and state is not a myth, it's a constitutional fact." What's worse, Reid alleged that as president, Cruz would "ignore" the part of the Constitution prohibiting the establishment of a national...
  • REPORT: Ted Cruz Entered US Illegally in 1974

    02/13/2016 9:12:01 AM PST · by Dana1960 · 213 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. a retired colonel with 29 years of experience in the US Army Reserve, argues that Senator Ted Cruz entered the United States illegally as a child in 1974. His parents failed to file a CRBA form which is required by US law. Ted’s parents did not fill out the required form until 1986.
  • George Clooney Praises Merkel’s Openness to Migrants as He Seeks Greater Seclusion in Italy

    02/13/2016 9:02:40 AM PST · by dennisw · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12 Feb 2016 | by Thomas D. Williams,
    According to one source, Clooney loves his estate and the area, but he has received a huge offer for the villa, which he is considering, and "he would buy another, less accessible property in another area of Italy." George Clooney, and his wife Amal, met in private with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday and praised her leadership during the migrant crisis, as rumors circulate that the American actor may sell his luxurious Lake Como property because it isn't isolated enough. Clooney, who was accompanied to the Merkel meeting by former UK foreign secretary David Miliband, told reporters that he...
  • Bush and Rubio battle for third

    02/13/2016 9:01:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/13/16 | ALEX ISENSTADT and MICHAEL CROWLEY
    As the bruising Republican primary fight moves south, the rivalry between Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio is nearing a turning point. Rubio's advisers see South Carolina as something close to make-or-break after a disastrous fifth-place showing in the New Hampshire deeply wounded his candidacy. Bush, whose campaign has found new life in recent days, is trying to notch his second consecutive victory over Rubio - something his team hopes would sideline his rival as competition in the center-right lane. Indeed, while Donald Trump and Ted Cruz duel for first, the battle between these Floridians has become a primary of its...
  • Bernie Sanders Crowds Are Whiter Than Those of Donald Trump (Humor)

    02/13/2016 8:57:49 AM PST · by pinochet · 8 replies
    Editors at a radical magazine that supports Sanders is wringing its hands over the fact that crowds at Bernie Sanders rallies are too white: http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/08/04/bernie-sanders-top-five-race-problems-the-whiteness-of-nominal-socialism/ This is in fact, true. I have seen ads and rallies by Bernie that prove that Bernie's crowds are whiter than those of Donald Trump. But there is something else. The white people at Bernie's rallies are more beautiful than the white people at Trump's rallies, because they are younger whites. Another thing. The whites at Bernie's rallies are a happy and cheerful group of whites, in contrast to the whites at Trumps rallies, who...
  • The complete idiot's guide to being right about Donald Trump

    02/13/2016 8:57:26 AM PST · by Robert DeLong · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2016 | Eddie Zipperer
    If you operate under the assumption that helium is heavier than the air around you, you're going to lose your balloon. If you're smart, you won't lose many balloons before you change your assumption. If you don't change your assumption, you're going to keep losing balloons and start to look pretty stupid in the process. But it looks like you can't teach old pundits new paradigms. After presidential candidate Donald Trump finished in second in the Iowa Republican caucus, the media went straight to work picking out a coffin for his campaign, battling it out to see who could write...
  • Tensions simmer as Cubans breeze across Texas border

    02/13/2016 8:56:18 AM PST · by yoe · 17 replies
    Statesman ^ | February 12, 2016 | Julia Preston
    LAREDO — A fast-rising influx of Cubans are crossing the border into Texas by the hundreds each day, approved to enter the United States in a matter of hours. They walk out to a Laredo street and are greeted by volunteers from Cubanos en Libertad, or Cubans in Freedom, a nonprofit. The volunteers help them arrange travel to their U.S. destination — often Miami — and start applying for work permits and such federal benefits as food stamps and Medicaid, available by law to Cubans immediately after their arrival. “Right now I feel like the freest Cuban in the whole...
  • China Could Have a Meltdown-Proof Nuclear Reactor Next Year (pebble bed)

    02/13/2016 8:53:18 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 20 replies
    MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW ^ | Feb 12, 2016 | Richard Martin
    In what would be a milestone for advanced nuclear power, China's Nuclear Engineering Construction Corporation plans to start up a high-temperature, gas-cooled pebble-bed nuclear plant next year in Shandong province, south of Beijing. The twin 105-megawatt reactors--so-called Generation IV reactors that would be immune to meltdown--would be the first of their type built at commercial scale in the world. Construction of the plant is nearly complete, and the next 18 months will be spent installing the reactor components, running tests, and loading the fuel before the reactors go critical in November 2017, said Zhang Zuoyi, director of the Institute of...
  • DHS Employee: Obama Admin Ordered Us To 'Scrub' Intelligence Of Muslims With Terror Ties

    02/13/2016 8:47:30 AM PST · by demkicker · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 12, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    So, in the era of fighting radical Islamic terrorism, the Obama administration reportedly told workers at the Department of Homeland Security to scrub the records of Muslims with terror ties; information that has been collected for years, according to Philip Haney. Haney broke his silence on the matter last week in The Hill, where he said that the president’s remarks that the intelligence community could not connect the dots post-underwear bomber in 2009 was infuriating since these actions would remove any chance at doing so. Haney had been a DHS employee for 15 years:
  • DETROIT: Young Thugs Knock Out Elderly Man During Attempted Robbery (VIDEO)

    02/13/2016 8:43:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    Detroit police released video this week of a brutal knockout attack during an attempted robbery.The suspects knocked an elderly man out during an attempted robbery. The second suspect hit the man after he fell unconscious to the ground.The suspects knocked an elderly man out during an attempted robbery. The second suspect hit the man after he fell unconscious to the ground. This was so brutal–" ideo from a surveillance camera in a Detroit liquor store shows the brutal attack of a 64-year-old man during an attempted robbery that happened last weekend. Police released the video Friday with the hope that...
  • Retired Kansas teacher 'leaves $2 million in here savings

    02/13/2016 8:37:28 AM PST · by keving · 4 replies
    Daly Mail ^ | 2/13/2016 | Alexandra Genova
    A different way being helping others
  • Democrats expand the tent in Maryland… by allowing felons to vote

    02/13/2016 8:34:22 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | February 13,2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The Democrats in Maryland have been in a daze ever since Larry Hogan won the Governors race in November of 2014. How could this have happened? How could a Republican win in a state which is essentially owned and operated by the Democrats who hold a nearly two to one advantage in voter registration? Clearly something had to be done, but the idea of examining their message and policies to find out why their voters were rebelling was out of the question. The obvious answer was to simply round up some additional Democrat voters. But where to find them? Easy...
  • Russian PM declares 'new Cold War' at Munich

    02/13/2016 8:31:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 Feb 2016 11:29 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that strains between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a "new Cold War". With tensions high over the lingering Ukraine conflict and Russia's backing of the Syrian regime, Medvedev said: "All that's left is an unfriendly policy of NATO against Russia". "We can say it even more clearly: We have slid into a new period of Cold War," he said, speaking at the Munich Security Conference. "Almost every day we are accused of making new horrible threats either against NATO as a whole, against Europe or against the US or...
  • South Carolina Poll – Donald Trump 36%, Ted Cruz 19% (Trump above 50% with second choice)

    02/13/2016 8:29:38 AM PST · by GilGil · 39 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2/12/2016 | Sundance
    A close review of the poll internals, shows some remarkable and consistent insights when contrast against ground reports, alternate polling and field data. What many political junkies might find remarkable is the dominance of the Trump coalition. After reviewing the poll data, the current decisions of the Trump campaign’s approach in South Carolina make VERY good sense. When you review the poll data take note of what the pollster calls Horse Race #1, and Horse Race #2, the first preference and second preference of the SC electorate. Only Donald Trump extends well beyond 50% when both first and second choices...
  • Saudi Arabia official: If all else fails, remove Syria's Assad by force

    02/13/2016 8:25:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/13/2016 | Mick Krever
    Saudi Arabia's foreign minister says if the Syrian political process fails, President Bashar al-Assad will have to be removed "by force." "I believe Bashar al-Assad is weak and I believe Bashar al-Assad is finished," Saudi Arabia's foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview in Munich, Germany. Saudi Arabia is prepared to contribute ground troops to the fight in Syria, but only as part of a U.S.-led coalition, he said. "Bashar al-Assad will leave - have no doubt about it. He will either leave by a political process or he will be removed by force." "We...
  • �‹Hundreds attend active shooter seminar

    02/13/2016 8:08:50 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    times-herald.com ^ | 2/12/2016 | Clay Neely
    Almost 400 people were in attendance for the Active Shooter Seminar held at the Newnan Centre on Tuesday. According to statistics given during the presentation, the United States currently is seeing an average of 20 mass shootings annually. And while the odds of being involved in an active shooting situation may be slim, police stressed the need for a plan to be in place.
  • Elite Don't Get Trump's Appeal

    02/13/2016 8:01:03 AM PST · by GilGil · 103 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/10/2016 | Bill Donohue
    The difference between Sununu and most conservative pundits is that he is honest about his cluelessness. For several months, night after night, conservative talking heads have been bashing Trump, dismissing him as if he were a carnival freak. Oh, yes, they readily concede, he may be able to whip up the masses, but he cannot engage them for the long fight. That they look increasingly silly cannot be denied. The fundamental problem with conservative critics of Trump is their class bias. They don't understand the working class. Sheltered in prep schools and Ivy League institutions, their world is one where...
  • Before Trump takes the stage tonight ...

    02/13/2016 7:59:40 AM PST · by Hostage · 133 replies
    Repubiican National Committee ^ | February 13, 2016 | Sharon Day
    GOP Friend, Before Trump takes the stage at tonight’s debate, I’ll be giving him a list of his most active supporters within our Party. Since you’ve identified as a Trump supporter, I wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to make it on his list. Contribute $100, $75, $50, or even just $35 to identify yourself as one of Trump’s earliest supporters within our Party. Trump could proudly see your name on his list of supporters before he gets up on that stage and fights for his platform in front of millions of Americans. To send these lists over...
  • Bloomberg’s Everytown Patronizing Young Women by Stigmatize Men & Guns

    02/13/2016 7:49:14 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 2/12/2016 | unknown
    Few things are as painfully uncool as a 73-year-old billionaire's desperate attempts to be relevant. This fact is brought into stark realization by Michael Bloomberg front-group Everytown for Gun Safety's ham-handed new campaign aimed at stigmatizing guns and gun-owning men among young women. Dubbed "Singled Out," the campaign website curiously seeks to drive young women to the gun control cause by way of disparaging men who own firearms. To Everytown, gun-owning men are predominantly "gunsplainers", a derivation of the term mansplainer, which is a man who attempts to explain something to a woman in a patronizing way. Therefore, a "gunsplainer"...
  • How seven years of Obama created Trump

    02/13/2016 7:46:30 AM PST · by NRx · 46 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 02-13-2016 | Simon Heffer
    America has been run for nearly a decade by a clever incompetent. It's hardly surprising that the voters are revolting. The morning after Barack Obama was elected, in November 2008, I put the television on in my hotel room in New York to watch the reaction. Fox News was putting on a brave face, though the sourness and anger were barely contained: but MSNBC, an avowedly liberal network, was in a state of almost convulsive ecstasy... ...I had seen Obama at the primaries, and at the Democrat Convention. I had waited for him to speak intelligently and practically about the...
  • Trump says Bernie Sanders is a 'communist' and Jeb Bush is 'gutless'

    02/13/2016 7:45:21 AM PST · by bryan999 · 45 replies
    Donald Trump took his first serious notice of Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail on Friday night, telling a crowd of more than 11,000 people in Tampa, Florida that the Vermont senator is 'a communist.' The Republican presidential front-runner never named Sanders, the self-described democratic socialist who is giving former secretary of state Hillary Clinton fits and starts in the Democratic primary fight. But there's no mistaking who The Donald meant. 'I'd love to run against her,' he said of Clinton. 'I'd also love to run against the communist.'
  • Frank Gaffney: Southern Poverty Law Center Is Acting as a Surrogate Group for Islamic Supremacists

    02/13/2016 7:32:29 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 12 Feb 2016 | Jordan Schachtel
    Frank Gaffney, the founder and president of the Center for Security Policy, tells One America News Network that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is attempting to silence him for speaking out about the threat posed by radical Islam. ... Gaffney said that the SPLC used to be a legitimate civil rights organization, but now the group is a militant left wing outfit that targets pro-freedom groups. "These days ... It seems as though the Southern Poverty Law Center is now mostly about trying to suppress freedom of speech by people like us and others they disagree with politically," he...
  • Knife Control: This Guy Explains the Crazy Knife Laws in the UK Which Are Very Disturbing

    02/13/2016 7:29:26 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 2/12/2016 | unknown
    If you want to know what knives are actually legal to own or even to carry in the UK, you better bring a legal pad and a pen with a lot of ink in it. We've said it before. Gun control isn't about guns. It's about control. And the same can be said for the route the UK is taking in having some of the strictest knife control laws on the planet.
  • Venezuela’s Collapse Brings ‘Savage Suffering’

    02/13/2016 7:24:51 AM PST · by grimalkin · 70 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/12/2016 | ANATOLY KURMANAEV and MAOLIS CASTRO
    Dying infants, chronic power outages and empty shelves mark the world's worst-performing economy CARACAS, Venezuela--In a hospital in the far west of this beleaguered country, the economic crisis took a grim toll in the past week: Six infants died because there wasn't enough medicine or functioning respirators. Here in the capital, the crisis has turned ordinary life into an ordeal for nearly everyone. Chronic power outages have prompted the government to begin rationing electricity, darkening shopping malls. Homes and apartments regularly suffer water shortages. Rosalba Castellano, 74 years old, spent hours this week in what has become a desperate routine...
  • Beating Trump in Debate (NRO Delusional with Rage)

    02/13/2016 7:23:01 AM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 113 replies
    I have a little bit of advice for Cruz and Rubio tomorrow when it comes to defeating Trump. Some of the advice is tactical, but the more important advice is strategic. Attack Trump early, relentlessly, on everything, and never, ever stop. The tactical advice is that you should stop saying that Trump is for single-payer. That is too bloodless. Say that Trump was for a government-owned, and government-rationed, health care monopoly. Also try to work in the argument that Trump would give us the corruption of the Clintons with the huge government of Bernie Sanders. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/postmodern-conservative/431264/easy-me-say
  • The Sexual Misery of the Arab World

    02/13/2016 7:22:59 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | KAMEL DAOUD
    AFTER Tahrir came Cologne. After the square came sex. The Arab revolutions of 2011 aroused enthusiasm at first, but passions have since waned. Those movements have come to look imperfect, even ugly: For one thing, they have failed to touch ideas, culture, religion or social norms, especially the norms relating to sex. Revolution doesn't mean modernity. The attacks on Western women by Arab migrants in Cologne, Germany, on New Year's Eve evoked the harassment of women in Tahrir Square itself during the heady days of the Egyptian revolution. The reminder has led people in the West to realize that one...
  • Trump Short on Details?

    02/13/2016 7:22:32 AM PST · by OwenKellogg · 35 replies
    Trump ^ | Trump
    Let's dispel once and for all with this fiction that Trump is short on details.
  • Will crash of 2016 be worse than 2008? Interview with Charles Ortel

    02/13/2016 7:15:33 AM PST · by Randall_S · 18 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | February 13, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Will the crash of 2016 be worse than 2008? Central banks have failed to solve the crisis, and instead have taken on more debt than any time in history. At the same time, western institutions are welcoming in Islamic money. Does this mean Sharia-compliant finance? Listen here: http://usatransnationalreport.org/2016/02/13/usa-transnational-report-february-13-2016-guest-charles-ortel/ While European banks, such as Deutsche Bank, falter, what does this mean for the U.S. economy? And what does the future look like? Charles Ortel is an investor and writer interested in economics, geo-politics, history, travel and just, lasting peace. He has done extensive research on the fraudulent activities of the Clinton...
  • Is He A Marxist?

    02/13/2016 7:09:08 AM PST · by MosesKnows · 30 replies
    Feb 13, 2016 | MosesKnows
    Is He A Marxist? I read a Free Republic post from Townhall.com that asserted that Bernie Sanders is a Marxist. Assertions of this sort usually create a discussion defining the labels and titles of the various forms of government control. This may prove a worthwhile endeavor but in the final analysis, it is pointless. I found a way to satisfy myself that may appeal to others. I don't attempt to define the minutia but instead concentrate on the government I want. As it turns out, I want the same government the founders created when America's Constitution was ratified. America's Declaration...
  • NASA Study Concludes Global Warming Is Actually Slowing Sea Level Rise

    02/13/2016 7:05:02 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/12/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    A new NASA study concludes global warming increases the amount of water stored underground which, in turn, slows the rate of sea level rise. At a time when scientists are worried about accelerating sea level rise, NASA scientist John Reager and his colleagues found an extra 3,200 gigatons of water was being stored by parched landscapes from 2002 to 2014, slowing sea level rise by 15 percent. "We always assumed that people's increased reliance on groundwater for irrigation and consumption was resulting in a net transfer of water from the land to the ocean,” Reager said, according to AFP. "What...
  • Online groups sleuthing to call out phony military careers

    02/13/2016 7:02:37 AM PST · by pabianice · 5 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 2/13/16 | Dolasinski
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Tribune News Service) — It takes a mere glance for Tim Howle to see through the nonsense. A military uniform adorned with every award a service member can earn is a dead giveaway. He hopes he's wrong, but sometimes an impersonator is blatantly lying and receiving financial benefits based on those lies. That's where Howle draws the line. "It's just about righting wrong," Howle said. "We hold certain values of honesty and integrity as a basis for our being. If nobody else is going to stand up to these guys, we feel we have to do it." Howle...
  • Peter Morici: How Donald Trump could become president

    02/13/2016 6:58:09 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    tulsaworld.com ^ | Peter Morici
    Convincing victories by political outsiders in New Hampshire demonstrate without doubt that most voters are disgusted with both political parties. The electorate will probably make one of them -- more likely Donald Trump -- the next Commander in Chief. Since 1976, just one candidate from either party has won in neither Iowa nor New Hampshire -- Bill Clinton in 1992 -- and still won his party's nomination. While history clearly is not determinative, it can hardly be ignored. On the Republican side, Trump won by a compelling margin in the Granite State over Iowa winner Ted Cruz -- 36 to...
  • More major attacks in Europe 'a certainty': French PM

    02/13/2016 6:49:25 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 2/13/2014 | unknown
    More major attacks in Europe are a "certainty", French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told an audience at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday. "We have entered -- we all feel it -- in a new era characterised by the lasting presence of 'hyper-terrorism'," said Valls, whose country was hit by two Islamist attacks last year.
  • MI: Constitutional Carry Introduced for 2016

    02/13/2016 6:47:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A virtual restoration of Constitutional carry was introduced to the Michigan legislature in 2015, but to my knowledge, it did not move. This may have been because a scandal involving an extramarital affair involving the sponsor, Cindy Gamrat. Int 2016, Constitutional carry bills were introduced in the House, numbered 5301 to 5304. From upnorthlive.com: "These bills simply place into law the Second Amendment rights of Michigan residents to bear arms without asking the government's permission to do so," Rep. Barrett said, sponsor of HB 5302. "The current concealed weapons permit amounts to nothing more than a state tax on...
  • Satan's War on Women

    02/13/2016 6:45:54 AM PST · by kindred · 7 replies
    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com ^ | February 11, 2016 | DJP I.F
    My dear friend, Satan is no dope or buffoon. He is a diabolical genius who fully comprehends the inner workings of Adam’s fallen race and knows how to perfectly play humanity like a fiddle to fulfill all of his demonic anti-God agenda (Isa. 14:12-15, Matt. 4:9, Eph. 2:2-3, Rev. 13:4). He is a human hunter and a destroyer and knows exactly what bait to use to bring down a culture and society which has had the Bible and Almighty God in its beginnings and founding (John 8:44). As one reads through the biblical account of Adam’s fallen race one satanic...