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  • There Are Sensible Ways to Reopen a Country. Then There's America's Approach

    05/15/2020 8:45:58 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 36 replies
    Time ^ | 5/14/2020 | Haley Sweetland Edwards
    This brutal spring, the U.S. faces two great crises. Over the past 14 weeks, 84,000 Americans have died of COVID-19. That’s 28 times the death toll of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, more than the U.S. combat deaths in the Vietnam War, and one-quarter of the total global casualties from the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the national lockdown designed to halt the spread of the disease has pushed 33 million Americans out of work, forced hundreds of thousands of small-business owners to board up their shops and left 1 in 5 children uncertain where they’ll find their next meal....
  • DONALD TRUMP THANKS 'MY KEYBOARD WARRIORS' AS HIS ARMY OF TROLLS AND MEME MAKERS PREPARE FOR BATTLE IN 2020 ELECTION

    05/15/2020 6:15:39 AM PDT · by bitt · 85 replies
    NEWSWEEK ^ | 5/15/2020 | james walker
    President Donald Trump praised his "great keyboard warriors" on Thursday night as pro-Trump meme makers and social media personalities have prepared for the 2020 presidential election. The commander-in-chief said his army of online supporters were "far more brilliant" than anyone working in the advertising industry. Posting on social media, the president said: "Thank you to all of my great Keyboard Warriors. You are better, and far more brilliant, than anyone on Madison Avenue (Ad Agencies). There is nobody like you!" At the time of writing, his late-night tweet has been liked and retweeted more than 150,000 times. Responding to the...
  • 100,000 US Deaths Starting in June

    05/14/2020 7:27:43 PM PDT · by amorphous · 141 replies
    It appears, even at current new case daily levels, that the US will top 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus sometime near the beginning of June. And worse, recent numbers of new cases have been increasing for the last several days. We all want to get back to business as usual, but let's be careful out there folks! •Blue line represents projected death totals. •Yellow line are actual death totals based on WorldofMeters.info data. •Purple line is actual case numbers offset by 14 days. •Red line represents projected daily deaths.
  • Nearly 2000 former DOJ officials call for AG Barr to resign over Flynn case

    05/11/2020 9:47:54 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 131 replies
    Nearly 2000 Justice Department officials have signed onto a letter calling for Attorney General William Barr to resign over what they describe as his improper intervention in the criminal case of former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn. Last week, the DOJ moved to drop charges against Flynn who had pleaded guilty twice to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the former Russian ambassador during the presidential transition.
  • Jacksonville beach packed as Florida coronavirus cases hit record

    04/18/2020 7:28:19 AM PDT · by McGruff · 80 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 18, 2020 | Sara Dorn
    Floridians didn’t waste any time getting back to the sun and surf when beaches and parks were reopened in Jacksonville — the same day the state clocked a record number of coronavirus cases. Crowds were seen cheering and rushing the beach as police removed the barriers around 5 p.m. Friday, CNN reported. Aerial photos show hundreds of people packing the sand to swim, stroll, surf and fish. Many were without masks.
  • Suffering from existential despair, the New York Times found itself a new scapegoat -- Christians Who Support Trump

    03/28/2020 7:24:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/28/2020 | Andrea Widburg
    div class="article_body top mrf-hidden"> One can feel the existential anguish oozing off every page and pixel at The New York Times.  That's not because the coronavirus is approaching apocalyptic proportions, with mass die-offs comparable to the year 1348, when the Black Death was at its apex.  Instead, the Times is confronting a different problem: President Donald Trump's poll numbers are doing very well.  His recent town hall was the most watched town hall in cable history.  His daily press conferences enthrall so many people that the media are desperate to stop televising them. Clearly, the Times had to bring out the big guns to ensure that Americans understand that not only is...
  • Biden’s “lying dog-faced pony soldier” moment, explained [VOX spinning]

    02/10/2020 12:46:08 PM PST · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    Vox ^ | Feb 10, 2020, 1:20pm EST | By Anna North
    It wasn’t the first time he’s had an odd answer to a woman’s question. A young female voter asked Joe Biden on Sunday why voters should believe he can win. His response was rather unusual. “You’re arguably the candidate with the greatest advantage in this race,” Madison Moore, a college student, said to Biden at a New Hampshire campaign event. “How do you explain the performance in Iowa, and why should the voters believe that you can win the national election?” “Iowa’s a Democratic caucus,” the former vice president responded. “You ever been to a caucus?” When Moore said she...
  • Trump: I Don’t Think I Can Work With Democrats After Impeachment

    02/03/2020 9:35:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/03/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    More to the point, Donald Trump doesn’t think Democrats can work with him either. In his Super Bowl interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Trump complained bitterly about the “damage” done to his family and the country in the impeachment and trial. “I’d like to” work with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, Trump told Hannity, but they’re so dishonest and obsessed with winning that he doesn’t think it’s possible.That sounds like exactly what Pelosi and Schumer would say, too: HANNITY: Two hundred and seventy days from now, I guess the ultimate jury –the American people — go to...
  • NY Times Prints Op-Ed for Actor John Lithgow to Rant Embarrassing TDS

    10/18/2019 6:08:04 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 18, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Actor John Lithgow wrote an op-ed that appeared in Thursday's New York Times that comes off more like a therapy session of a very angry patient giving vent to his extreme Trump Derangement Syndrome. The surprising thing is that the Times editors seemed to have done nothing to tone down Lithgow's embarrassing rants. The result is the reader is put in the position of a therapist listening to the ranting of an Anger Management patient. His apparent expertise, according to the Times, is as author of the forthcoming poetry book Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse. Lithgow's overflowing contempt is...
  • The Disturbing Reason Why the Dems Really Want to Impeach Trump

    09/25/2019 5:18:57 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 66 replies
    front page mag ^ | Sep 25, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Like two rabid dogs fighting over the same rotten bone, the Democrats are in the middle of a civil war over impeachment. The Democrat leadership wants to defeat President Trump by winning an election, but its leftist hard core will settle for nothing less than impeachment even if it means four more years. Speaker Pelosi opposes impeachment because she’s seen the numbers. Impeachment polls badly with independents, would increase turnout among Republicans, and doesn’t even score well with Democrats. The impeachment obsession has led to the perception among a majority of voters that the House is focused on going after...
  • Local Effort To Boycott Businesses Owned By Trump Supporters Brings Strong Response From GOP

    09/04/2019 3:19:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    KDKA-TV ^ | September 3, 2019 | Jon Delano
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Local social media is abuzz over efforts in Pittsburgh to identify and boycott businesses owned by supporters of President Donald Trump. “I think it’s important because people have a right to know where their money is going,” Pittsburgh blogger Brian Broome told KDKA political editor Jon Delano on Tuesday. In a recent Facebook post, a page identified only as “Ban Kenny Chesney from Pittsburgh” says there’s a list of almost 100 local businesses owned by Trump supporters which will soon be disclosed on a new website.
  • PROJECT 2019: HOW THE NEW YORK TIMES PROFITS FROM SLAVERY TODAY - Greenfield

    09/01/2019 11:44:12 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 32 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 9/02/19 | Daniel Greenfield
    PROJECT 2019: HOW THE NEW YORK TIMES PROFITS FROM SLAVERY TODAY Why the media is lying about the history of slavery. September 2, 2019 Daniel Greenfield Share to Facebook5Share to TwitterShare to More5Share to Print 2 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. "One slave from Megiddo, three slaves from Phoenicia, eight slaves from the Hittites, one slave from Cyprus," the ancient tablet reads. The Minoan palace in which the tablet was stored existed between 1,900 and 1450 BCE. The Minoan civilization dates...
  • California Republicans worry state's tax return law could devastate their down-ballot hopes in 2020

    09/01/2019 11:11:32 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 01 2019 | Andrew O'Reilly
    Republicans in California are crying foul over a new law that requires gubernatorial and presidential candidates to disclose tax returns in order to appear on 2020 primary ballots -- worried about voter turnout implications for their party in numerous races, even though the law is largely aimed at President Trump. The Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act – signed in late July by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom – was an obvious bid to compel Trump to make public his financial records if he wants his name on the ballot. But the president is unlikely to cave to the law’s provisos...
  • Lewis and Clark - Stop celebrating. They don't matter.

    08/18/2002 9:13:59 AM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 46 replies · 609+ views
    Slate, via MSN ^ | August 16, 2002 | David Plotz
    Lewis and Clark Stop celebrating. They don't matter. By David Plotz Posted Friday, August 16, 2002, at 7:40 AM PT The American infatuation with Lewis and Clark grows more fervent with every passing year. The adventurers have become our Extreme Founding Fathers, as essential to American history as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson but a lot more fun. Last month, President Bush announced the Lewis and Clark bicentennial celebration, a three-year, 15-state pageant that begins Jan. 18 in Virginia and could draw as many as 25 million tourists to the Lewis and Clark trail by the time it wraps up...
  • London Mayor Warns ‘Poster Boy For White Nationalism’ Trump Is Blotting Out Holocaust Lessons

    09/01/2019 11:27:13 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 62 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 8/31/19
    A wave of extremist far-right movements with chilling echoes of the Nazis is being “fueled” by Donald Trump, writes Sadiq Khan on 80th anniversary of World War II. The rise of far-right movements and leaders — fueled by President Donald Trump, the “global poster boy for white nationalism” — threatens to wipe out the lessons of World War II, London Mayor Sadiq Khan charged in a scathing essay Saturday. “An entire generation of brave men and women around the globe sacrificed everything to defeat the singular evil of Nazism and fascism,” Khan wrote in The Observer to mark the 80th...
  • Israeli Government Reveals Stunningly Close Ties Between Terror Groups And Anti-Israel NGOs

    08/30/2019 9:37:15 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    dailywire ^ | February 4, 2019 | JOSH HAMMER
    On Sunday, Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy made public a lengthy new document entitled, "Terrorists in Suits: The Ties Between NGOs Promoting BDS and Terrorist Organizations." Israel released the report to demonstrate "how terrorists came to hold key positions in NGOs promoting the Boycott Divestment and Sanction (BDS) campaign against the State of Israel; and how, through these NGOs, they exploit Western governmental funding, philanthropic foundations, financial platforms and civil society to advance their goal of dismantling the State of Israel." NGOs, or non-governmental organizations, are hotly contested in the Israeli public discourse. Anti-Israel NGOs are so...
  • Trump appears to taunt Iran with tweet that raises concerns he disclosed classified information

    08/30/2019 4:51:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 7:21 PM ET, Fri August 30, 2019 | Nicole Gaouette, Barbara Starr, Zachary Cohen and Alex Marquardt
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump claimed Friday that the US had nothing to do with the explosion of an Iranian rocket Thursday, tweeting a photo of such high resolution that it prompted questions about whether the President had publicly released classified imagery. "The United States of America was not involved in the catastrophic accident during final launch preparations for the Safir SLV Launch at Semnan Launch Site One in Iran," Trump wrote, and added what appeared to be a sarcastic sign off. "I wish Iran best wishes and good luck in determining what happened at Site One."
  • Marvel's All-Female Villain Team Takes Aim at Toxic Masculinity

    08/24/2019 9:29:34 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Comic Book Resources ^ | August 19, 2019 | Renaldo Matadeen
    Marvel's The Amazing Spider-Man is changing the dynamic of Peter Parker's social circle in a huge way as he's been forced to defend his roommate, Boomerang, from the new incarnation of the Syndicate, an all-female crew sent by Wilson Fisk to kidnap him. But while the latest chapter sees the team pursuing Boomerang to undoubtedly score a major payday, we eventually discover a common ambition the members share: They want to bring down the patriarchy and, more so, take a shot against toxic masculinity in a New York that they believe should have more women in power. When the women...
  • Justice Democrats PAC Expel Cenk Uygur over ‘Horrifying’ Sexist Blog Posts

    12/25/2017 6:40:03 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Dec 2017 | Ben Kew
    The Justice Democrats political action committee have expelled The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur and his business partner David Koller over a number of sexist blog posts written in the early 2000s, reports say. The Wrap revealed on Friday that Uygur and Koller, who are best known for their roles on The Young Turks network, authored a number of sexist blog posts. In the posts, Uygur argued that women were genetically “flawed” for not wanting to have more sex and claimed that he was “done” dating any woman if he hadn’t felt their breasts by the third date. Koller meanwhile recounted an experience of...
  • Hundreds of extreme self-citing scientists revealed in new database

    08/19/2019 9:17:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Nature.com ^ | 19 August 2019
    The world’s most-cited researchers, according to newly released data, are a curiously eclectic bunch. Nobel laureates and eminent polymaths rub shoulders with less familiar names, such as Sundarapandian Vaidyanathan. Vaidyanathan, a computer scientist at the Vel Tech R&D Institute of Technology, a privately run institute, is an extreme example: he has received 94% of his citations from himself or his co-authors up to 2017, according to a study in PLoS Biology this month1. He is not alone. The data set, which lists around 100,000 researchers, shows that at least 250 scientists have amassed more than 50% of their citations from...