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  • Planned Parenthood to Preschoolers: ‘Genitals Don’t Make You a Boy or Girl’

    08/06/2017 11:51:15 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/05/2017 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Planned Parenthood’s new guidelines concerning preschoolers and gender identity instruct parents to teach, “Your genitals don’t make you a boy or a girl.” The taxpayer-funded abortion vendor, which also receives federal grants for providing sex education in public schools, tells parents of young children how to handle their curiosity about their genitals and why boys’ genitals are different from those of girls: {..snip..}
  • Zero Days Documentary

    08/06/2017 11:36:09 AM PDT · by canalabamian · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8 July 2016 | Participant Media
    Hadn't seen this documentary posted. Interesting back story across Bush and Obama administrations regarding Iran. It runs just under 1hr 54m. Unaware of any restrictions since it is available for free on youtube.
  • Diplomats Question Tactics of Tillerson, the Executive Turned Secretary of State

    08/06/2017 11:27:41 AM PDT · by be-baw · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 6, 2017 | Gardiner Harris
    [snip] “It’s largely not a highly disciplined organization,,” he said in an interview last month while on a flight back from the Middle East, where he tried unsuccessfully to resolve a bitter feud between Qatar and four Arab nations. “Decision-making is fragmented, and sometimes people don’t want to take decisions. Coordination is difficult through the interagency — has been for every administration.” Almost from the time of his arrival, Mr. Tillerson has said the department needed to be reorganized, and he has embarked on a wholesale rethinking of its structure. He has hired two consulting companies, undertaken a departmentwide survey...
  • Who Is Raymond Liddy? California Deputy Attorney General Charged With Child Porn

    08/06/2017 10:56:10 AM PDT · by azkathy · 29 replies
    IB Times ^ | 7-28-2017 | VISHAKHA SONAWANE
    A California deputy attorney general pleaded not guilty to charges related to possession of child pornography, according to reports Thursday. Raymond Joseph Liddy was arrested Tuesday but was later released after posting a $100,000 bond. In January, an electronic service provider tipped off the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about a user uploading an image appearing to be child porn. A similar tip was sent to the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force about a month later and it the activity was traced to a house in Coronado in San Diego County. Federal authorities recovered 10...
  • Everything You Need To Know About The RAISE Immigration Act Without Reading It

    08/06/2017 10:48:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/05/2017 | Lyman Stone
    Few issues so fixate and divide our nation of immigrants as much as how we should govern immigration. This has been especially true since the recent presidential campaign, when immigration debates loomed large.While the Trump administration has enacted various immigration-related policies by executive orders, Republicans have finally introduced an actual piece of legislation to represent their views. The “Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act” (RAISE Act henceforth) will undoubtedly be in the news in upcoming days and weeks, so it behooves the careful conservative media consumer to know what’s in the bill and what it means.First, the...
  • Toxic waste from U.S. pot farms alarms experts

    08/06/2017 10:47:21 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 6, 2017 | Sharon Bernstein
    <p>WEAVERVILLE, Calif. (Reuters) - Pollution from illegal marijuana farms deep in California's national forests is far worse than previously thought, and has turned thousands of acres into waste dumps so toxic that simply touching plants has landed law enforcement officers in the hospital.</p>
  • U.S. Prepared to Launch ‘Preventive War’ Against North Korea, Says H.R. McMaster

    08/06/2017 10:45:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | August 5, 2017 | Jason Le Miere
    The United States is preparing for all options to counter the growing threat from North Korea, including launching a “preventive war,” national security adviser H.R. McMaster said in an interview with MSNBC that aired Saturday. The comments come following North Korea carrying out two tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) last month. “What you’re asking is are we preparing plans for a preventive war, right?” he said in response to a question from MSNBC’s Hugh Hewitt. “A war that would prevent North Korea from threatening the United States with a nuclear weapon. And the president’s been very clear about it....
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  • Chinese tourists arrested for Hitler salute in Germany

    08/06/2017 10:31:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies
    BBC ^ | 8-617
    Two Chinese tourists were arrested in Berlin for making Hitler salutes outside the German parliament on Saturday. Criminal proceedings have been started against the middle-aged men for using symbols from a banned organisation. The pair have been released on bail of €500 (Ł450; $600) each. Germany has strict laws on hate speech and symbols linked to Hitler and the Nazis. The men - aged 36 and 49 - could face a fine or a prison sentence of up to three years, according to police. ...snip.. A police spokeswoman told AFP news agency that the men could leave the country during...
  • A Single-Payer System Will Not Work. Period.

    08/06/2017 10:31:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/03/2017 | Larry Alton
    Every few years, the media gets low on ammo and decides they’re going to make a collective push to talk about bringing a single-payer healthcare system to the United States. And every few years, people who understand economics and business have to point out to them that it won’t work. This is one of those times. What is Single-Payer Healthcare, Anyway? When a term gets used so frequently for so long, it’s easy for there to be some misunderstanding. While the idea of single-payer healthcare gets thrown around a lot, would you be surprised that many people don’t even...
  • Reporters for NYT, WaPo Tried to Spin Lynch/Clinton Tarmac Meeting

    08/06/2017 10:22:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | August 6, 2017 | Jennifer Van Laar
    It's been just a little over a year since the tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch - the one in which they merely discussed grandchildren. Shortly after the meeting, the American Center for Law and Justice submitted a FOIA request to the Comey FBI requesting any documents relating to the meeting but were told that "no documents responsive to your request were found." What a difference a year makes. It turns out that hundreds of pages of documents existed, and they reveal a shocking coordination between the FBI and DOJ to downplay the meeting and the efforts of...

    08/06/2017 10:13:31 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 19 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | August 4, 2017 9:19 PM | Marc Morano
    Recorded temperatures at the Bureau­ of Meteorology’s Thredbo Top automatic weather station have dropped below -10C in the past week, after action was taken to make the facility “fit for ­purpose”. A record of the Thredbo Top station for 3am on Wednesday shows a temperature reading of -10.6C. This compares with the BoM’s monthly highlights for June and July, both showing a low of -9.6C. The BoM said it had taken immed­iate action to replace the Thredbo station after concerns were raised that very low temperatures were not making it onto the official record. Controversy has dogged the bureau’s automatic...
  • Donald Trump's pathetic lies (Gigantic & enormous Barf Hurl Alert!!!)

    08/06/2017 10:10:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 4, 2017 | Steve Chapman
    When Huey Long was running for office in Louisiana, he told crowds that as a boy on Sunday mornings, he would hitch the family horse to a buggy to take his Catholic grandparents to Mass and then ferry his Baptist grandparents to church. When a surprised friend said, "I didn't know you had any Catholic grandparents," Long replied: "Don't be a damn fool. We didn't even have a horse." Long was governor and a U.S. senator in the 1920s and '30s, an innocent age when politicians carefully rationed their lies, dispensing them for specific purposes and striving to keep them...
  • Sovereign Minds Radio (State of Jefferson) Voter Fraud in 11 California Counties (10-noon PT) 8/6/17

    08/06/2017 10:04:38 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 5 replies
    kcnr1460am ^ | Aug. 6, 2017 | Mark Kent, Lyndia Kent, Red Smith
    Mark Kent, Lyndia Kent and Red Smith discuss the 11 California Counties that have more registered voters than residents
  • Baltimore's 'nobody kill anybody' weekend leaves at least 2 people dead

    08/06/2017 9:48:00 AM PDT · by Hadean · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug, 06, 2017
    Baltimore activists' attempt for a murder-free weekend proved to be too much to ask of the city, with at least three people shot, two of them killed, in less than 72 hours since guns were ordered to be put down.  Activist Erricka Bridgeford promoted the campaign as a "Baltimore ceasefire" and "Nobody kill anybody" weekend that began on Friday and ends Sunday night, garnering the support of thousands on social media since May. The city made it through Friday with no shootings reported, drawing hope from participants the campaign might see some success. But by Saturday, two men -- ages...
  • Optimism of Small-Business Owners at Highest Level Seen in Decade

    08/06/2017 9:40:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/06/17 | Ali Meyer
    Gallup's job creation index at +37 in July—a record high Optimism for small-business owners about their business situation is at the highest level seen in a decade, according to a poll from Gallup. Business owners were asked about their current business situation and how they felt about their businesses' future. While business owners are historically more positive about the future than their current situation, the results from this poll show a large uptick in how businesses feel about their current situation. "The overall increase in the index this quarter is mainly the result of an uptick in present situation...
  • How to Slam Dunk Creationists on Evolution

    08/06/2017 9:38:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 90 replies
    RealClearScience ^ | August 3, 2017 | Paul Braterman
    The 2001 discovery of the seven million-year-old Sahelanthropus, the first known upright ape-like creatures, was yet more proof of humanity’s place among the great apes. And yet Mike Pence, then a representative and now US vice president, argues for the opposite conclusion.For him, our ideas about our ancestors have changed, proving once more that evolution was a theory, and therefore we should be free to teach other theories alongside evolution in our classrooms. How to respond? The usual answer is that we should teach students the meaning of the word “theory” as used in science – that is, a hypothesis...
  • The Treachery of Murkowski, Collins and McCain

    08/06/2017 9:30:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | August 6, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    Previously, we have written how important it is to restructure our health insurance system after the dishonest, unnecessary and destructive law passed by a fully-partisan vote known as Obamacare. We have defined the fact that this is a team effort by Republicans which would orient the insurance market back toward consumer choice and save us from a downward spiral toward government control over the entirety of our healthcare system, handing over the future of our individual health to faceless know-it-all bureaucrats. Yet despite that, three senators -- Murkowski, Collins and McCain -- vainly thought they were wiser than everyone else...
  • Why noncitizens should be given the right to vote

    08/06/2017 9:30:04 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 68 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 6, 2017 | Joe Mathews
    President Trump claims California allowed millions of noncitizens to vote in the 2016 elections. This allegation, while totally bogus, has put California on the defensive as Trump and his allies use the lie to justify a new federal commission devoted to making it harder for all Americans to vote. Californians should go on offense — by embracing Trump’s ugly lie and transforming it into a beautiful civic truth. Let’s make our state more democratic — by guaranteeing California’s noncitizens the right to vote in local and state elections.
  • Law Firm Investigating Bolling Was Hillary Clinton Fundraiser, Former Obama Officials

    08/06/2017 9:25:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    GP ^ | 08/06/17 | Joshua Caplan
    The Huffington Post’s Yashar Ali reported Friday that FOX News’ Eric Bolling sent numerous female co-workers lewd text messages. Bolling has since been suspended and now Yashar reports law firm, Paul Weiss, will investigate the matter. The firm has raised campaign funds for Hillary Clinton and Obama officials, such as former DHS Chief Jeh Johnson“Breaking: Per Fox News Spokesperson, Eric Bolling has been suspended. An investigation will be conducted by law firm Paul Weiss,” tweeted Ali.Washington Free Beacon reports: The firm, Paul, Weiss, has long been tied to the Clinton family, with its employees donating hundreds of thousands to its...