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  • Ancient Beverage Brewed In Milwaukee

    10/28/2016 9:51:13 AM PDT · by fishtank · 27 replies
    Archaeology ^ | 10-25-16 | NPR
    ANCIENT BEVERAGE BREWED IN MILWAUKEE MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — NPR reports that archaeologist Bettina Arnold of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her research team worked with Lakefront Brewery to try to re-create an alcoholic beverage that had been placed in a bronze cauldron and buried in a grave sometime between 400 and 450 B.C. in what is now Germany. The recipe was based upon the research of paleobotanist Manfred Rösch, who analyzed the residues in the Iron Age cauldron. He found evidence of honey, meadowsweet, barley, and mint—ingredients in a type of beverage known as a braggot.
  • 10 female soldiers graduate infantry officer course, will attend Ranger School

    10/28/2016 6:05:40 AM PDT · by pabianice · 60 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 10/28/16 | Dickstein
    WASHINGTON — Ten women who were commissioned Army officers in the spring graduated from the initial infantry training course Wednesday, becoming the Army’s first female infantry lieutenants. The women were among 166 soldiers to complete the Infantry Officer Basic Leadership Course at Fort Benning in Georgia, a 17-week class that provides new officers the basic skills to lead a rifle platoon into combat, said Army Lt. Col. Matthew W. Weber, the commander of the unit that oversees the course. Officers are commissioned through ROTC, Officer Candidate School or the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. The infantry officer course...
  • Mark Levin to Fox's Kelly: 'Don't Pretend You're a Journalist'

    10/28/2016 6:02:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies ^ | 10/26/2016 | unknown
    His takedown Wednesday began with criticism of media mogul Rupert Murdoch's two sons, James and Lachlan Murdoch, as "liberals" who are "ruining that network," and then called out Kelly for being "out of control." "Megyn Kelly pretends to represent women," he fumed, referring to a sexually explicit 2010 interview with Howard Stern. "She’s not some leader of some feminist movement. She's hardly in a position to be representing anybody." He also charged Kelly "set a fuse" when she confronted Trump at the first GOP primary debate Aug. 6, 2015, quoting Trump's previous attacks on women. "She was so obsessed with...
  • Trump responds to Biden’s ‘take him behind the gym’ remark: ‘I’d love that

    10/28/2016 5:53:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 10/25/2016 | Doug Wong
    Donald Trump responded Tuesday to Vice President Biden's remark that he would like to “take him behind the gym” if they were in high school, saying he would welcome such a confrontation. “He wants to bring me to the back of the barn. Ohhhhhh,” Trump said with mock fear, botching Biden's quote. “Some things in life you can really love doing.”
  • Nevada’s McCann: Question 1 Won’t Do Anything, But Let’s Pass It Anyway(LEO)

    10/28/2016 5:43:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 10/28/2016 | unkinown
    We’ve reported that Nevada’s Question 1, a ballot initiative aimed at expanding background checks, would only affect legal gun owners, while doing nothing to reduce violent crime. As it turns out, this isn’t just an opinion held by the measure’s detractors. During a news conference on Tuesday, one of the main proponents of Question 1 admitted—while discussing his support of the measure, no less—that it had no chance of eliminating illegal gun purchases: “I can go out on the street today and buy all sorts of things on the black market. … I’m not suggesting this market will go away...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham ‘Is Best Future Republican Ally,’ Says Dem Strategist

    10/28/2016 5:01:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 10/28/2016 | David Krayden
    Democratic strategist Paul Harstad called South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham the “best future Republican ally of the [Obama] administration for the next two years.” Harstad, of Harstad Strategic Research, made the appraisal in an email to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta on June 11, 2014. The correspondence was part of Thursday’s WikiLeaks release of Podesta’s emails. Harstad suggested President Barack Obama call Graham to congratulate him on winning the Republican primary election during his fight for re-election in 2014.
  • Poll: Americans Don’t Want Clinton’s Australian-Style Gun Control, Overwhelming Majority Oppose(T)

    10/28/2016 4:36:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 10/28/2016 | Matt Vespa
    A poll published on Wednesday shows record opposition to gun bans from the American public. The survey, conducted by Gallup, found 76 percent of respondents thought there should not be a law banning civilian ownership of handguns, a four-point increase from last year and an all-time high in the 57 years the question has been asked. The poll also found that 61 percent of respondents are “against” a ban on certain semi-automatic rifles—often referred to as “assault weapons”—, a ten-point increase since the last time the poll was taken and an all-time high since Gallup began asking the question in...
  • Aren’t four legal parents too much of a good thing?

    10/27/2016 1:06:05 PM PDT · by fwdude · 18 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | Oct 27 2016 | Andrea Mrozek
    You may not be aware of Bill 28, but you should be. Ontario’s government is about to airbrush out the terms “mother” and “father” from provincial laws, while also raising the number of legal parents to four. That’s right – four. Supporters of the bill say this is about equality for gay and lesbian families, who by default, when they conceive children, must involve another person of the opposite sex. Adopting their own children would be something akin to what heterosexual step-parents needed to do: paperwork and forms when a family comes together.
  • The Left Turns on Bob Dylan for His Pro-Israel Views, Refusal to Acknowledge Nobel Prize

    10/27/2016 4:54:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 10/24/2016 | Chris Queen
    So Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize for Literature "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." His name is now enshrined among a list of laureates that includes luminaries like T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. It's a tremendous honor for the legendary singer-songwriter, that's for sure. But it's also stirred up its share of controversy. I won't debate Dylan's award—I'll leave that to my esteemed colleagues Andrew Klavan and Ron Radosh—except to say two quick things. First, when the Nobel Peace Prize has gone to people like Yasser Arafat and Barack...
  • Deluge Of Disrespect Greets Clarence Thomas For 25th Anniversary On SCOTUS

    10/27/2016 4:40:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 10/27/2016 | Kevin Daley
    Justice Clarence Thomas joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago this week, yet Thomas-derangement has not abated with time. Though he has won admirers from all corners of legal and public life, a loud cadre of detractors has long been critical of his work on and off the Court, and the occasion of his anniversary roused yet more — and familiar — broadsides. Jeffrey Toobin Jeffrey Toobin, a legal commentator and writer for CNN and The New Yorker, wrote an essay in which he argued Thomas has had practically no meaningful impact on the Court’s jurisprudence. He wonders: “What’s...
  • ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Blames ‘Gun Nuts’ for Mass Shootings

    10/27/2016 4:13:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 10/27/2016 | Erik Soderstrom
    The latest episode of Hawaii Five-0, “Ke Ku ‘Ana,” is full of embarrassing falsehoods and other anti-gun propaganda. Kyle Kane is a deranged father who blames gun culture for the mass shooting perpetrated by his son, so he holds a room full of hostages at gunpoint to send a message. Left unstated: Kyle’s son obtained his firearm through a straw purchase, a process that is already illegal and carries a sentence of up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the purchase alone even if the illegally purchased firearm were never used in another crime. As irrational...
  • 26 WikiLeaks bombshells on Hillary you need to know (Yawn!)

    10/27/2016 4:01:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 10/26/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    WikiLeaks has provided a treasure trove of inside information on what Hillary Clinton really thinks about important issues such as trade and immigration, but Clinton herself has chosen not to answer questions about the revelations. She has focused instead on criticizing the Russians as the source of the hacks, despite the fact there is no proof of Russian involvement. The emails also shed light on how the Clinton campaign interacts with Wall Street banks, with friendly media, and how it worked to undermine the candidacy of Democratic rival Bernie Sanders with the help of the DNC. WikiLeaks says it has...
  • Trump says Clinton policy on Syria would lead to World War Three

    10/26/2016 11:14:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/26/16
    U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Democrat Hillary Clinton's plan for Syria would "lead to World War Three," because of the potential for conflict with military forces from nuclear-armed Russia. In an interview focused largely on foreign policy, Trump said defeating Islamic State is a higher priority than persuading Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, playing down a long-held goal of U.S. policy. Trump questioned how Clinton would negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin after demonizing him; blamed President Barack Obama for a downturn in U.S. relations with the Philippines under its new president, Rodrigo...
  • Anti-Trump rally highlights political divide in Hudson

    10/25/2016 7:58:30 AM PDT · by pabianice · 10 replies
    Community Advocate ^ | 10/25/16 | Antelman
    Hudson – Eighteen days before the presidential election, dozens of local citizens from opposite ends of the political spectrum turned Hudson’s Main Street into the site of a tense political protest. For two hours on the morning of Oct. 22, groups of marchers supporting and opposing Republican candidate Donald Trump paced up and down the downtown sidewalks. They held signs and sometimes broke into chants. Longtime Hudson resident Kathy Ekdahl began planning the event as a protest against the controversial comments made by Trump throughout his campaign. She set up a private Facebook group and invited over 200 local citizens...
  • Dumb American Youth(Indoctrinated youts)

    10/25/2016 6:10:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 10/25/2016 | Walter Williams
    Do you wonder why Sen. Bernie Sanders and his ideas are so popular among American college students? The answer is that they, like so many other young people who think they know it all, are really uninformed and ignorant. You say, "Williams, how dare you say that?! We've mortgaged our home to send our children to college." Let's start with the 2006 geographic literacy survey of youngsters between 18 and 24 years of age by National Geographic and Roper Public Affairs. Less than half could identify New York and Ohio on a U.S. map. Sixty percent could not find Iraq...
  • Navy Secretary Mabus: Rising Sea Level Means 'Norfolk Is at Risk'

    10/25/2016 6:03:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies ^ | 10/25/2016 | Susan Jones
    "Norfolk is at risk over the next few decades if we don't do something to slow down sea level rise," Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told a gathering in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval complex [1] in the world, is located in southeastern Virginia. "All our bases are in some way or other at risk," Mabus said. And that's not the only risk posed by climate change, Mabus said. The warming planet also expands the Navy's mission: "We're the first responders. We're the ones -- the Navy and Marine Corps are the ones sent. We get...
  • Life Has No Meaning and Purpose, Without Belief in God

    10/24/2016 8:26:25 AM PDT · by pinochet · 30 replies
    For a 6 month period in 1990, I was a member of a New York chess club, in which I was the only person who was religious. Most members were extreme atheists. There is a difference between regular atheists and extreme atheists. Extreme atheists not only reject the existence of God, but deny the existence of the human soul. Extreme atheists believe that human beings are collections of atoms, and are not different from tables and chairs. They believe that love does not exist, as it cannot be seen in a microscope, and is a mental hallucination. They also believe...
  • Vehicle-Born IED Destroys Entire Afghan Compound In Seconds [VIDEO]

    10/23/2016 7:26:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 10/22/2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Strikingly clear drone footage shows a vehicle laden with explosives destroy an entire Afghan army compound in a matter of seconds, after a Taliban militant drives unhindered onto the base. A vehicle is seen approaching the outpost in the footage published Friday. The vehicle drives through the open gates and continues apparently unchecked into the heart of the outpost. Seconds later, the entire compound goes up in flames.
  • Telegraph: U.S. Top Country for Gun Ownership, Not Even in Top 10 for Firearm Deaths(???)

    10/23/2016 7:03:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 10/22/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On October 22 The Telegraph published a map showing the U.S. leads the world in private firearm ownership but does not even crack the Top 10 when it comes to firearm-related deaths. According to the Telegraph, the countries with highest per-capita gun ownership are: USA – 112.6 guns per 100 residents Serbia – 75.6 Yemen – 54.8 Switzerland – 45.7 Cyprus – 36.4 Saudi Arabia – 35 Iraq – 34.2 Uruguay – 31.8 Sweden – 31.6 Norway – 31.3
  • 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 · 63 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 · 29 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 · 29 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....