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  • Kerry: 'It Pisses Me Off' That Climate Change Got Left Out of Presidential Debates(jerk!)

    10/22/2016 9:32:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies ^ | 10/21/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    secretary of State John Kerry admitted "it pisses me off" that climate change wasn't brought up in the presidential debates. On a panel with Leonardo DiCaprio after a Thursday screening at UN headquarters in New York of the actor's documentary "Before the Flood," Kerry said that "maybe November 8th will produce a capacity for the entire Republican caucus" to see the global-warming film. "It should be required for every single one of them," he added, to applause from the audience. Kerry emphasized that "we're not sitting here chasing some pie-in-the-sky set of possible solutions somewhere down the road."
  • Lady Gaga Sings About Trayvon Martin(dumbass)

    10/22/2016 9:25:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 10/21/2016 | Percy Metcalfe
    Lady Gaga’s new album includes a track paying tribute to Trayvon Martin, the African-American teen whose 2012 death launched th Black Lives Matter movement. MTV News described “Angel Down”, the track in question, as “one of the most moving songs” on the new album. Lady Gaga characterized the song as a protest against “the epidemic of young African-Americans being murdered in this country.” In an interview with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 radio show, Gaga said that the “chaos in America” this year, especially due to the tumultuous political situation, was the source of a lot of her inspiration for...
  • UN bans skeptical journalists from climate summit for holding views not ‘particularly helpful’

    10/22/2016 8:03:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 10/21/2016 | Marc Morano
    UN official Nick Nuttall on why conservative media outlet is being banned: 'I don't see what they are actually reporting as being particularly helpful." Even establishment & warmist CBC was having none of the UN's excuses. CBC to UN: 'Do people have to prove that they're helpful in order to be accredited journalists?' - 'So it does seem that what Mr. Levant is saying is true — that you didn't like his point of view.'
  • Obama Blames ‘Far-Right Media’ for ‘Pumping Out All Kinds of Crazy Toxic Stuff(LOL!)

    10/22/2016 7:56:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 10/22/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama is again complaining about conservative media, accusing it of creating candidate Donald Trump. “Trump didn’t come out of nowhere now,” Obama said during a campaign speech in Miami. “For years, Republican politicians and far-right media outlets had just been pumping out all kinds of toxic, crazy stuff.” Obama employed a straw man attack against conservative media, accusing them of starting “the whole birther thing” and calling climate change a “Chinese hoax.” “According to them, I’m powerful enough to cause these hurricanes, and I’m about to steal everybody’s guns in the middle of the night and declare martial...
  • Guns sales double in run-up to election, in 'uncharted territory'

    10/22/2016 6:54:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 10/20/2016 | Paul Bedard
    Growing speculation that Democrat Hillary Clinton will win the presidential election next month is sparking a mad dash by gun stores to overstock their shelves with out of fear she will move fast to sign gun control executive orders. "We're hearing from a lot of our customers that are concerned, and rightfully so, that their 2nd Amendment rights are going to be infringed by a possible Hillary Clinton presidency. Last month our sales effectively doubled from September of 2015 and we're trending toward another similar result for this month," said Justin Anderson, marketing director for Hyatt Guns of Charlotte, N.C.,...
  • EPA Porn Watcher Masturbated on the Job

    10/22/2016 6:27:21 AM PDT · by pabianice · 67 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/22/16 | Follow
    A notorious pornography watcher at the Environmental Protection Agency admitted to masturbating while at work, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. E&E News reported Thursday that two employees who watched up to six hours of porn a day apologized for their actions. U.S. EPA employees caught watching pornography on the job expressed surprise, boredom and ultimately regret for their actions, according to documents obtained by E&E News under the Freedom of Information Act. Investigators for the EPA inspector general secured sworn statements by employees “A” and “B” — two agency workers who were found to...
  • Column: Maine should be known for exporting lobster, not guns

    10/21/2016 10:01:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | Paula D. Silsby
    During my time as the U.S. Attorney for Maine, particularly during the Bush administration, prosecuting gun crimes — including gun trafficking — was a high priority. A loophole in Maine law allows dangerous people to buy guns from unlicensed sellers without a background check. Since 1998, background checks performed by licensed Maine dealers have kept guns out of the hands of more than 5,500 people who are prohibited by law from them. And while it is true that background checks occur when ordering a gun from a licensed internet dealer as well as at brick-and-mortar gun shops, there are no...
  • USA Today’s Weak-Kneed Push For Gun Control

    10/21/2016 8:37:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 10/21/2016 | unknown
    It’s just what you would expect from a newspaper whose editorial board just can’t help taking the wrong side on the issue of gun control. Despite widespread opposition by law enforcement and top state officials, USA Today last week chose to urge the newspaper’s handful of readers in Nevada and Maine to vote “yes” on anti-gun background check initiatives that would only affect the law-abiding, leaving armed criminals to commit whatever violent crimes they choose. The editorial was titled, “Vote 'yes' on gun safety measures: Our view,” with a subhead stating, “Do what weak-kneed members of Congress have refused to...
  • Axelrod: I’ll bet the house that Michelle Obama never runs for office

    10/21/2016 8:18:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 10/21/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    With Hillary Clinton reaching the end of a generation-long quest to return the Clintons to the White House — successful or not — some are pondering the First Lady-to-POTUS model in the future. With Michelle Obama hitting the hustings hard for Hillary*, that question obviously applies in the present tense. Don’t worry, former Barack Obama campaign chief tells Hugh Hewitt this morning — he’d bet “everything I own” that the current First Lady wants a non-electoral life when Barack Obama retires in January:
  • The Trump Treatment for a Campus Conservative

    10/20/2016 10:00:27 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 20, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    I was disinvited from a college debate on the campus of the State University of New York in New Paltz last March. Left-wing professors didn’t want to hear me debate a left-winger on media coverage of the elections. It was the first time in academic history, to my knowledge, that an actual debate was cancelled because of faculty objections to one side of the debate. The ban proved to be embarrassing to the president of the university. Reminded in a letter from me that his campus website proclaims a devotion to free speech, he invited me back on October 20....
  • A Frightening Preview of Hillary’s America(Scary stuff)

    10/20/2016 9:18:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 10/20/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hillary Clinton, of all people, summed up this debate and this election best. “What kind of country are we going to be?” The Evita of Arkansas is a compulsive liar who has never told the truth in her life. But this time around she was right. This election does not come down to the personalities. It comes down to the kind of country we are going to have. And in the third debate, the one that took a break from the petty haranguing of media lackeys like Lester Holt and Martha Raddatz, the issues took center stage. The core issue...
  • What I Learned Hanging with the Vegas 'Deplorables'

    10/20/2016 9:05:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 10/19/2016 | Roger Simon
    "Donald Trump may be the most lied-about presidential candidate in American history." I went over to Las Vegas Trump headquarters near McCarran Airport this morning to hang with the "deplorables" (Trump volunteers) and see what they were thinking on the eve of the Great Debate. It was a relatively—though far from completely—geriatric crowd because this is Vegas, where Southern Californians go to die with their faces in the slot machines (okay, not always). But for a group of oldsters, they were remarkably upbeat and optimistic. And for supposedly low-info "deplorables," remarkably well informed. To begin with, I have some bad...
  • More Truth About The Hillary Clinton Wikileaks Scandal (Stephen Molynuex)

    10/20/2016 8:17:13 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 1 replies
    YouTube / Freedomain Radio ^ | 10/20/2016 | Stephen Molynuex
    Video at link.
  • US-UK alliance seen outweighing Brexit trade concerns

    10/20/2016 6:09:06 AM PDT · by kimtom · 1 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON: The United States (US) looks unlikely to follow through on a threat to relegate Britain to second-class trade status once its ally leaves the European Union, as it weighs the potential costs of undermining the countries close diplomatic and military ties. President Barack Obama had warned ahead of Thursday's "Brexit" referendum that Britain would move to the back of the queue on US trade priorities if it voted to leave the bloc, well behind a much larger US European trade deal now under negotiation. But in the face of a severe financial market reaction to the vote to...
  • Meet the Maryland Conservative Who Aims to Take Over the House’s Largest GOP Caucus

    10/19/2016 12:41:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 17, 2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Like most Americans, but unlike most of the other 434 members of the House of Representatives, Andy Harris pulls a lengthy commute to work each day. One way and without traffic, the Maryland Republican says he can go door to door in an hour and a half from his home in Cockeysville to his office on Capitol Hill. But if he hits traffic, it takes almost three hours just to get to work. Harris doesn’t mind. As a physician, he says he’s used to long hours in the operating room and, as a single father, the 60-mile trek is necessary...
  • Sowell: The Left and the Masses

    10/17/2016 3:28:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 18, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    The greatest moral claim of the political left is that they are for the masses in general and the poor in particular. That is also their greatest fraud. It even fools many leftists themselves. One of the most recent efforts of the left is the spread of laws and policies that forbid employers from asking job applicants whether they have been arrested or imprisoned. This is said to be to help ex-cons get a job after they have served their time, and ex-cons are often either poor or black, or both. First of all, many of the left's policies to...
  • Che Guevara’s Motorcycle Diaries: A Hippie Discovers Communism and Becomes a Monster

    10/19/2016 9:54:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 10/12/2016 | Anoop Verma
    The Motorcycle Diaries is not a “coming-of-age” story as it has been described by a number of commentators. When Che Guevara took off on a motorcycle journey across South America he was not a teenager; he was 23-years-old and therefore already “of age.” In my view, this book has nothing to do with coming-of-age issues, rather it is a “hippie discovers communism” kind of story. The Che Guevara that we meet in The Motorcycle Diaries is a hippie who drifts from place to place without any coherent plan. He is alienated from society. He sees the ill effects of materialism...
  • Defending Fossil Fuel Companies Against Climate Catastrophists

    10/19/2016 7:59:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies ^ | 10/16/2016 | Jaana Woiceshyn
    In the dark world of the climate catastrophists, fossil fuel companies are the villains. Having been persuaded by the hugely inaccurate (to the point of being irrelevant) climate change models and operating from an anti-human stance, climate catastrophists are continually attacking oil, natural gas, and coal producers and advocating for renewable energy sources—primarily wind and solar—which they claim to be “clean.” Using tactics such as acknowledging only potential negative side effects of fossil fuel production and consumption, catastrophe scenarios based on grossly inaccurate climate models, and made-up statistics, the catastrophists are trying to influence the media, the public opinion, and...
  • Fires destroy millions of dollars in equipment at Dakota Access Pipeline

    10/19/2016 6:45:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Despite the fact that two different courts have settled the matter in terms of the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, we’ve been keeping an eye on the ongoing protests. There’s been more than free speech taking place near the disputed stretch of land where the crews are currently working and previous incidents of violence have had the local authorities on edge. But now they’ve got a new problem to be concerned with. Someone has set fire to several pieces of construction equipment and the damage is in seven figures. (Reuters) Dakota Access LLC, operator of the controversial pipeline carrying...
  • This Is The Second Amendment Book To Read Before November 8th

    10/19/2016 4:49:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 10/19/2016 | Bob Barr
    A central theme of “Shall Not Be Infringed” is that, despite her efforts to soften her express words, President Hillary Clinton would take steps to do precisely what candidate Hillary Clinton has vowed to do – undermine the fundamental Supreme Court ruling in the 2008 District of Columbia v. Heller opinion, that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms. Second Amendment supporters and opponents alike understand that if you overturn that underpinning of Heller, you open the door for all manner of government actions to not just “chip away” at how an individual chooses to...
  • The Borking of Donald Trump

    10/18/2016 12:45:04 PM PDT · by fwdude · 15 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | October 18, 2016 | Scott Lively
    Borking: to attack or defeat (a nominee or candidate for public office) unfairly through an organized campaign of harsh public criticism or vilification. Merriam-Webster Dictionary. At the peak of his presidential power, the populist conservative Ronald Reagan moved to solidify his legacy through the nomination of legal scholar Robert Bork to the United States Supreme Court. A staunch constitutional originalist and defender of natural law, Judge Bork represented the greatest threat to the global leftist elites since Reagan himself had snatched the GOP presidential nomination from their man George H.W. Bush. The globalist campaign to block Bork’s confirmation by the...
  • When it comes to gun laws, Nevada could be edging closer to California(YIKES!)

    10/18/2016 8:16:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    latimes ^ | 10/18/2016 | David Montero
    Demographic shifts already have transformed Nevada into a swing state in recent presidential elections and given Democrats an edge in voter registration. They have also made the Silver State the latest testing site for Michael R. Bloomberg’s attempt to pass a law requiring background checks for gun sales between private parties, including those conducted over the Internet. Polling indicates Bloomberg may have bet correctly. The Las Vegas Review-Journal released a poll earlier this month showing 58% of likely registered voters supported Question 1, which would require people like Leal to run background checks on buyers. Three other polls released since...
  • Badger Unearthed 4,200-Year-Old Bones In Ireland

    10/18/2016 7:29:53 AM PDT · by fishtank · 26 replies ^ | Thursday, October 13 |
    Badger Unearthed 4,200-Year-Old Bones In Ireland COUNTY CAVAN, IRELAND — The Irish Times reports that a badger unearthed ancient human remains at a burial site in Cavan Burren Park, known for its prehistoric monuments, megalithic tombs, rock art, and dwelling sites. A group of historians and archaeologists found the small pieces of cremated human bone and charcoal near a collapsed tomb. “Our badger just threw out the bones,” said historian Séamus Ó hUtlacháin. “They were no bigger than my nail, just scraps of bone. It is the oldest discovery in this region, a wonderful discovery.” Part of a femur from...
  • ‘A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’' -- Saul Alinsky Profiled in New Documentary

    10/18/2016 7:25:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | Mark Judge
    After being mentored by the labor leader John L. Lewis, Alinsky founded the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), which trained community organizers around the country. Aided by the liberal millionaire Marshall Field III, Alinsky expanded his mission of inspiring and organizing poor, urban communities across America. "Reveille for Radicals," his 1946 book, became a best-seller. Perhaps even better known is his second book “Rules for Radicals,” which contains an acknowledgement to Lucifer, “who at least won his own kingdom.” During the 1960’s Alinsky set up institutes to train other organizers, and his reputation as an activist grew. In 1969 college student...
  • Vegas Gun Store Holds 'Pre-Hillary' Gun Sale

    10/18/2016 7:05:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | Liz Shields
    Westside Armory in Las Vegas is having a "Pre-Hillary" gun sale, predicting a surge in firearm purchases should the anti-Second Amendment Clinton win the election in November. Get on in there before the price gouging starts! The Las Vegas gun store Westside Armory is predicting a Hillary Clinton victory in November, and it has a message for customers: Buy now, because things are going to get expensive. In an advertisement over the weekend in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Westside Armory said it was holding a “Pre-Hillary Sale” on tactical rifles, warning of a price surge if the Democratic nominee wins...
  • Rick Wilson: Trump Oppo Coming That Could ‘End The Race,’ Make Even Ardent Trumpers Go ‘Whoa’

    10/18/2016 6:52:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 148 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | Jamie Weinstein
    Republican strategist Rick Wilson says the oppo about to be dropped on Donald Trump will make even his most ardent supporters go “whoa.” Speaking on the latest episode of “The Jamie Weinstein Show” podcast, Wilson said he wasn’t just “sure” there was more Trump oppo coming, “I’m positive.”
  • New York Times: Michelle Obama has good rhythm because she's black(LOL NO pics. Whew!)

    10/18/2016 5:52:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | Ed Straker
    Have you ever seen Michelle Obama dance on TV, realize what a good dancer she is, and wonder why she has such good rhythm? Well, wonder no more. The New York Times has the answer: because she's black. The Times recently invited the most fervent supporters of Obama to write love letters to her, and one of them, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (henceforth "Chimamanda"), said that Michelle Obama has good rhythm precisely because she is black. She had rhythm, a flow and swerve, hands slicing air, body weight moving from foot to foot, a beautiful rhythm. In anything else but a...
  • America’s Most Honorable Men Stand with Trump(good read)

    10/18/2016 5:40:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies ^ | 10/18/2016 | Karin McQuillan and Carol Greenwald
    This letter from our military leaders to the voting public was organized by Major General Shachnow. Major General Shachnow has an amazing life story told in his memoir, Hope and Honor. His life experience help explains his leadership in opposing Hillary Clinton and supporting Donald Trump. Shachnow is the only Holocaust survivor to become a U.S. General and was a legend in the Green Berets, with whom he served for forty years. Like the perfidious Hillary supporter, the Nazi collaborator George Soros, Major General Sid Shachnow was a child in Nazi-era Europe. Shachnow took the opposite path from Soros.
  • Murphy's 21 Brutal Laws Of Combat From Actual Soldiers: 13 Is Particularly Important

    10/18/2016 2:22:59 AM PDT · by · 37 replies
    Patriot Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, October 18, 2016
  • The name game: scientific ideas named after creationists

    10/17/2016 8:44:23 AM PDT · by fishtank · 30 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 10-17-16 | Shaun Doyle
    The name game: scientific ideas named after creationists by Shaun Doyle Can creationists be real scientists? High priest of Darwinism Richard Dawkins doesn’t seem to think so: “It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked, but I’d rather not consider that).”1 And apparently we can trust Dawkins’ assessment, since recently a genus of fish has been named after him—Dawkinsia.2 In the words of lead researcher Rohan Pethiyagoda: “Richard Dawkins has through his writings helped us understand that the universe is far...
  • You Need Oil to Protest Oil(HIPPO-CRITZ)

    10/17/2016 8:21:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 2 replies ^ | 10/17/2016 | Andra Constantin
    In July of 2016, the United States Army Corps of Engineers approved an oil pipeline construction project to transport crude oil via 30-inch-diameter pipes 90 feet below private lands and federal waterways. Dubbed the Dakota Access Pipeline, it originates from the fossil fuel-abundant Bakken shale formation in North Dakota. The DAPL is one of hundreds of underground pipelines safely and unobtrusively providing a service all across the continental USA. It marks an investment and upgrade in infrastructure, as it runs parallel to the Northern Border Pipeline, which set the framework followed by the DAPL, when NPB commenced operations in 1982....
  • Hillary's and Bill’s Art of the Deal(chuckles)

    10/17/2016 8:10:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 10/17/2016 | Doris O'Brien
    Imagine Hillary Rodham and Bill Clinton’s first date at Yale. After dinner in some joint -- followed by a joint they didn’t inhale – first year law student Hillary peers penetratingly through her oversized owl glasses into the baby blues of her tall date and asks, ‘’So, what do you want to be when you grow up, Bill?” Sheepishly, a big-haired Bill smiles back at Four Eyes – a term I lifted from Erich Segal’s Love Story -- and says in his charming Southern drawl, “President of the United States!” Hillary is aghast with delight. “But that’s what I want...
  • TRUMP MOMENTUM IS SURGING=> Half a MILLION at his Rallies since July – 25,000 at Hillary Rallies

    10/17/2016 8:01:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/17/16 | Jim Hoft
    Trump’s momentum is surging. His campaign is noticeably full of energy and the numbers prove it. Night after night Trump fills venues throughout the country setting capacity records and turning away thousands in the process. The internet is filled with videos of long lines waiting to get into Trump events and packed houses all over the country. Since entering the race in 2015 through July 2016 it’s estimated that Trump entertained 1.1 million people at his rallies.Since July (in only 2 and a half months) it’s estimated that Trump has entertained another half a million people.  He has turned away another...
  • Communist Party USA pushes landslide for Hillary

    10/17/2016 7:51:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 10/16/2016 | unknown
    Hillary Clinton is getting a boost in her bid for the presidency from an enthusiastic group she doesn’t mention in campaign speeches – the Communist Party USA. Long gone are the days when the party ran its own candidates for president and vice president. In 2016, it’s all in for the Democrats and Clinton. The party is not just pushing for a win, though, it’s looking for a landslide over Donald Trump that will permit the Democrats to take the House and Senate, too, according to the latest reports at the CPUSA website. “The polls are frightening in light of...
  • Hillary Clinton: Americans Who Want to Limit Immigration Are ‘Fundamentally UnAmerican’

    10/16/2016 10:35:27 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/15/16 | Julia Hahn
    Hillary Clinton told Goldman Sachs executives that Americans who want to limit immigration are “fundamentally un-American,” according to the leaked transcript of her private October 2013 speech made public by WikiLeaks. Clinton’s statement is significant because it suggests that, according to polling data, Clinton views an overwhelming majority of the American electorate to be “fundamentally un-American.” According to data from Pew Research Center, 83% of the American electorate would like to see immigration levels frozen or reduced. Clinton’s declaration describing those who want to limit immigration as “unAmerican” came in the context of her urging action on “immigration reform.” “Immigration...
  • Defeated in court, the Dakota Access Pipeline protests continue

    10/16/2016 9:07:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 10/15/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Two different courts have now heard complaints from both Native American and environmental extremist groups and rejected attempts to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline project’s construction. One might assume that this legal process would be enough to see the various parties satisfied that everyone had been given their rightful hearing in court and, while perhaps unhappy, get us back on track. The reality is far different. The protests are not only continuing, but in some cases bending seriously toward even more incidents of violence. This might be tamped down a bit if there was full government cooperation, but thus far...
  • Obama Paints 'A Fairly Sizable Number' of Republican Primary Voters As 'The Swamp of Crazy

    10/16/2016 8:50:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 84 replies ^ | 10/14/2016 | Susan Jones
    Democrats have Republican friends and neighbors who are "some great people," President Obama said Thursday at a campaign rally in Ohio. But the Republican base includes a "swamp of crazy" -- people who deny climate change, espouse conspiracy theories, listen to Fox News and Rush Limbaugh. Obama said Republican politicians who "knew better" never spoke up. So "all that bile -- all that exaggeration, all that stuff that wasn't grounded in fact, just bubbled up," Obama said -- producing Donald Trump as the Republican Party's presidential nominee.
  • Why I Believe Trump Is the Prophesied President

    10/15/2016 1:35:12 PM PDT · by xenia · 114 replies
    Charisma News ^ | October 5, 2016 | Lance Wallnau
    You have to wonder, what is it about Donald Trump that frightens liberals, media, academia and the establishment class in politics? Those who see Donald as a hateful, unstable, shallow, boisterous billionaire need to consider whether they are responding to the man and what he actually says or reacting to the man's caricature. Barack Obama deliberately ran as a blank canvas. Trump is the opposite. He is in some strange way a mirror that reflects whatever you are. Some people "get" him and others don't—and those who "don't" never will. The real spirit of this conflict is laid bare if...
  • Why do women’s groups treat Bill Clinton and Donald Trump differently?

    10/15/2016 8:19:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 10/14/2016 | Anita Kumar and Lesley Clark
    Groups that advocate for women’s rights are lashing out at Donald Trump for allegations of groping women and bragging about sexual assaults. But some of those same groups did not think former President Bill Clinton’s allegations of sexual misconduct nearly two decades ago were disqualifying in the same way. At least three women – Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey – accused Clinton of unwanted sexual advances. Another five, including White House intern Monica Lewinsky, said they had had consensual affairs with him. Clinton was impeached on charges of lying about the Lewinsky affair before a grand jury and...
  • Judge drops lawsuit by Sandy Hook families against Remington

    10/15/2016 7:30:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 10/15/2016 | Rick Moran
    A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against Remington Arms by families of schoolchildren slain in the Sandy Hook massacre, citing a federal law that protects gun manufacturers from liability for criminal acts committed with their product. Fox News: State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the Dec. 14, 2012, school attack, in which a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by Remington.
  • Stormy Climate Deception

    10/15/2016 7:20:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 10/15/2016 | Paul Driessen
    Despite constant claims to the contrary, the issue is not whether greenhouse gas emissions affect Earth’s climate. The questions are whether those emissions are overwhelming the powerful natural forces that have always driven climate fluctuations, and whether humans are causing dangerous climate change. No Real-World evidence supports a “dangerous manmade climate change” thesis. In fact, a moderately warmer planet with more atmospheric carbon dioxide would hugely benefit crop, forest and other plant growth, wildlife and humans – with no or minimal climate effect. A colder planet with less CO2 would punish them. And a chillier CO2-deprived planet with less reliable,...
  • Donald Trump: "A moment of reckoning."

    10/15/2016 4:28:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/13/16
  • Nations, Fighting Powerful Refrigerant That Warms Planet, Reach Landmark Deal

    10/14/2016 10:26:17 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | OCT. 15, 2016 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    Negotiators from more than 170 countries on Saturday reached a legally binding accord to counter climate change by cutting the worldwide use of a powerful planet-warming chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators. -snip-While the Paris agreement included pledges by nearly every country to cut emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the fossil fuels that power vehicles, electric plants and factories, the new Kigali deal has a single target: chemical coolants called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, used in air-conditioners and refrigerators.-snip-And while the Paris pledges are broad, they are also voluntary, often vague and dependent on the political will of future world...
  • Renewables costing German households ever more cash

    10/14/2016 9:50:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies ^ | 14 Oct 2016 16:52 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Renewable energy companies have hiked up the prices consumers have to bear to cover their costs, leading to accusations the country’s “energy transition” is running out of control. Germans will be paying 8.3 percent more to subsidize the renewable energy industry in 2017, after grid operators announced that households will be paying 6.88 cents for every kilowatt hour of energy used to fund renewables. The previous subsidy was 6.35 cents per kilowatt hour, Bild reports. Germany has one of the most ambitious green energy policies in the world, the so-called Energiewende (energy transition), which aims to reduce its greenhouse gas...
  • Democratic and Republican physicians provide different care on politicized health issues

    10/14/2016 3:14:12 PM PDT · by NelsTandberg · 6 replies
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ^ | 3 October, 2016 | Hersh & Goldenberg
    Significance Political beliefs have been shown to spill over into nonpolitical domains, such as consumer spending, choice of romantic partner, and job hiring. Our evidence suggests that political beliefs predict the professional decisions of primary care physicians. On politicized health issues, like marijuana and abortion, physicians' partisan identity is highly correlated with their treatment decisions. Because physicians regularly interact with patients on politically sensitive health issues and because the medical profession is increasingly politicized (e.g., state governments are regulating politicized aspects of medicine), it is necessary to understand how doctors’ own political worldviews may impact their actions in the medical...
  • WATCH:Democrat strategist defends Clinton team’s e-mails bashing Catholic faith

    10/14/2016 6:51:06 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 49 replies ^ | Oct 13, 2016 | Ben Johnson
    A Democratic operative is defending leaked e-mails bashing the “backwards” faith of orthodox Catholics, saying they are not anti-Catholic because most American Catholics disregard Catholic teaching on moral issues, anyway... Halpin called a traditional, conservative reading of Catholicism “an amazing bastardization of the faith.” Donald Trump’s campaign responded by demanding the officials be fired... But Julie Roginsky, a Democratic strategist, told Fox News last night that the e-mails express the authentic voice of American Catholics, who also disdain the authority of the papal Magisterium.... Roginsky cited a host of polling data showing that most American Catholics believe contraception and homosexuality...
  • Why Beauty Matters...Sir Roger Scruton (Video via You Tube just under 1 hour long)

    10/13/2016 11:23:04 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 11 replies
    Sir Roger Scruton via You Tube ^ | December 2015 | Sir Roger Scruton
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  • LGBT Group Threatens Johns Hopkins Over Report That Science Doesn't Show People Are Born Gay [Tr]

    10/13/2016 3:14:36 PM PDT · by fwdude · 50 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 13, 2016 | Leonardo Blair
    <p>The Human Rights Campaign, America's largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, has threatened to penalize Johns Hopkins University if it does not denounce a report from two of the institution's scholars which concludes that there is little scientific evidence that people are born gay or transgender.</p>
  • US Navy Ship Fired On In Red Sea AGAIN

    10/13/2016 9:42:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 10/13/2016 | Percy Metcalfe
    Yemeni rebels fired on the USS Mason in The Red Sea Wednesday at 6am ET. The strike originated from south of the town of Al Hudayah, not far from Yemen’s capital of Sana’a. The area is controlled by the Iranian backed Houthi insurgent group. Defense officials report that the vessel was fired on by a Cruise Missile, which failed hit its intended target. The US destroyer class ship fired countermeasure projectiles to prevent it from being damaged. No sailors aboard the USS Mason were harmed. The same ship, and also the amphibious USS Ponce, were victims of a similar attack...
  • Glad I Was Educated Before It Was ‘Fashionable For White People To Like Black People’

    10/13/2016 9:33:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 10/13/2016 | Caroline May
    African-American students are getting a raw deal because — in the name of diversity — the system is superficially propping up those students who are doing poorly, according to economist and conservative columnist Walter E. Williams. “I am glad that I got all of my education — I received all of my education before it become fashionable for white people to like black people,” Williams said in an interview Wednesday on Tallahassee’s Morning Show with Preston Scott. He was recalling a comment about his education that he offered in the documentary “Suffer No Fools.” Williams, who is 80 years old,...