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  • Dr. Dre cited on gun charge following driveway encounter

    07/26/2016 8:17:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/26/2016 | unkinown
    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Dre has been cited after a man says the rapper pointed a handgun at him. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the man told them he was parked outside a Malibu, California, home when Dre ordered him to leave and showed a gun. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, told sheriff's deputies he didn't have a gun and that the man was blocking his driveway. He says the man moved his car but parked nearby. He says the man drove off after Dre recorded video of him.
  • Big Labor Makes The Case For Hillary Over Trump

    07/26/2016 7:35:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/26/2016 | Connor D. Wolf
    National union leaders made the case Monday for why Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton is a better choice over Republican nominee Donald Trump. National unions have overwhelmingly endorsed Clinton with many warning Trump would be disastrous for worker rights. The AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the National Education Association, AFSCME, among others within the labor movement voiced their support for her at the the Democratic National Convention. “We need a president that wants to raise wages instead of one that thinks wages are too high and doesn’t even think there should be a federal minimum wage,” SEIU International...
  • Police Department Survey: Violent Crime Up in Major Cities (Ruh Roh!)

    07/26/2016 7:18:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/26/2016 | Caroline May
    The number of homicides committed in major cities during the first half of this year is up by more than 15 percent, and overall violent crime is up more than two percent compared to the first half of 2015, according to data from the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA). A midyear comparison of violent crime in major cities between 2015 and 2016, compiled via a survey of police departments, reveals increases in several categories of violent crimes. According to the MCCA survey, the police departments of major cities reported a total of 2,308 homicides during the first half of 2016...
  • CNN Applauds Michelle’s Dem Convention Speech, Van Jones ‘Crying

    07/26/2016 6:39:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/26/2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Following the highly anticipated DNC speech by First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper called out Political Commentator Van Jones for crying during the speech. “Well I mean, first of all, if you weren't moved by that, go see the doctor,” he responded. Jones continued by speaking glowingly about the speech, “She gave a clinic on how to connect to the American people,” and “It was her speaking as a mother.” The rest of the panelists did much of the same, they all praised her speech for different reasons. CNN’s Senior Political Reporter Nia-Malika Henderson praised Hillary Clinton’s...
  • The Latest: Hollywood stars hold climate rally ahead of DNC

    07/25/2016 8:41:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/24/2016 | unknown
    The Latest on demonstrations around Philadelphia ahead of the Democratic National Convention (all times local): 9:40 p.m. More than 1,000 people have joined Hollywood stars including Shailene Woodley, Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover in Philadelphia for a climate rally on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. They vowed Sunday night to keep fighting for climate and environmental justice issues, even though their preferred presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, would not be driving the party's agenda. Many in the crowd wore Sanders shirts, buttons or lanyards. Some carried signs like, "Bernie would end fracking," and the now defunct "Bernie for...
  • In Like (General) Flynn?

    07/25/2016 7:47:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/25/2016 | G. Murphy Donovan
    There is a small coterie of senior soldiers who do have a clue, one of which may be Michael Flynn, a member Donald Trump’s kitchen cabinet or national security brain trust. Flynn originally caught the spotlight as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency where he stepped on one of those political correctness landmines. Flynn believes the Islamist menace, as a priority, is more significant than the Russian, Chinese, or Korean threats. Indeed, Flynn is one of the few professional intelligence officers to cut through the fog of Obama era apologetics and tighten the focus on the war we are fighting,...
  • Dish Network Loses Record-Setting 281,000 Subscribers

    07/24/2016 9:55:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 7/23/2016 | unknown
    Dish Network Corp. lost a record number of TV subscribers in the second quarter as programming blackouts and price increases drove customers to seek cheaper online alternatives, reviving industrywide concerns about “cord-cutting.” Dish shed 281,000 pay-TV customers in the quarter, compared with a loss of 81,000 a year earlier, according to a statement from the Englewood, Colorado-based company Thursday. That marks the biggest loss of TV subscribers in any quarter. The rate of monthly customer defections, or churn, rose to 1.96 percent from 1.71 percent a year earlier, Dish said in a separate filing.
  • Board approves creation of Diversity & Inclusion Administrative Committee

    07/24/2016 6:56:29 AM PDT · by pabianice · 9 replies
    Community Advocate ^ | 7/24/16 | Petrucci
    Westborough, MA – At the July 19 meeting of the Board of Selectmen, Town Manager Jim Malloy requested the formation of a Diversity & Inclusion Administrative Committee. Department heads have had multiple discussions on changing demographics in the community and are seeking ways to better provide services and be more inclusive of all of its residents. Malloy suggested an internal working group to “review current services and develop creative ways to reach out to members of the community that may not be served as well as we would prefer.” Further, he said, “I am seeking to make this a more...
  • Iran Destroys 100,000 ‘Morally Damaging’ Satellite Dishes

    07/24/2016 6:54:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/24/2016 | unknown
    Iran destroyed 100,000 satellite dishes and receivers on Sunday as part of a widespread crackdown against the illegal devices that authorities say are morally damaging, a news website reported. The destruction ceremony took place in Tehran in the presence of General Mohammad Reza Naghdi, head of Iran’s Basij militia, who warned of the impact that satellite television was having in the conservative country.
  • Germany proposes stricter gun laws in wake of Munich shooting

    07/24/2016 6:33:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/24/2016 | Rick Moran
    German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel told the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain that the country "must continue to do all we can to limit and strictly control access to deadly weapons" while Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper in a separate interview that "we have to evaluate very carefully if and where further legal changes are needed." Ali David Sonboly, 18, the dual German-Iranian national behind Friday's attack outside a shopping mall in which nine people died, obtained his Glock firearm illegally and he did not have a license, investigators said Saturday. But he would have...
  • Vermont doctors push back against assisted-suicide requirement

    07/22/2016 2:51:26 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    Megynkelly.org ^ | July 21, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Vermont doctors and health care professionals are pushing back against an interpretation of state law that they say requires them to help kill patients who wish to die. Members of two medical groups, the Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare and Christian Medical & Dental Associations, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against officials in two state medical agencies responsible for the interpretation. The lawsuit says these agencies have interpreted a 2013 physician-assisted suicide law, Act 39, in a way that would require health care professionals to counsel terminally ill patients about the option to commit suicide. Additionally, under such an interpretation...
  • Networks on Trump: A ‘Dark Speech’ From a ‘Vengeful’ ‘Demagogue’

    07/22/2016 8:50:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/22/2016 | Scott Whitlock
    The three networks on Thursday night immediately derided Donald Trump’s “dark speech” as one coming from a “vengeful” “demagogue.” On NBC, Tom Brokaw allowed that “some” will see Trump as on a “white horse who will lead them to some kind of sanctuary and then pull the drawbridge up.” But he sneered, “Others looking in are going to see someone they will only think as a demagogue of some kind.” Chuck Todd labeled, “I thought it was an extraordinarily dark speech.” Republican operative Nicolle Wallace lamented, “We are now represented as a party by a man who believes in protectionism,...
  • Congressman Steve King Defends Old White People

    07/22/2016 8:41:37 AM PDT · by pinochet · 27 replies
    Congressman Steve King of Iowa violated the greatest taboo in mainstream American politics. He defended White people, and said their contributions to civilization were greater than other groups. His remarks were in response to a leftist political commentator, Charlie Pierce, who said that Republicans should stop being the party of old White people. Here is a story on the controversy: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rep-steve-king-clarifies-remarks-white-people-civilization/story?id=40687050
  • WATCH: CNN Hack Ambushes Elderly Trump Fan, Realizes He’s Made a MASSIVE Mistake

    07/22/2016 8:38:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies
    conservativetribune.com ^ | 7/21/2016 | unknown
    When a young and dumb CNN reporter covering events in Cleveland this week chose to ask an elderly black supporter of GOP nominee Donald Trump a race-baiting question about the candidate’s alleged racism, the supporter unleashed a rapid-fire torrent of truth. “I’m sick of this race and divide!” the supporter exclaimed. “It’s always divide and conquer! It’s a scam! And I know it’s not going to get on CNN!” Indeed. The hacks at CNN would never in a million years willingly expose their mainly brainwashed audience to the existence of a black man who supports Trump.
  • This Korean-American Really Doesn’t Want Hillary Clinton To Be President

    07/22/2016 7:52:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/21/2016 | Matt Vespa
    If there’s one demographic that Republicans should win in national elections, it’s Asian Americans. They’re hard working, church going, family-oriented, and one of the most entrepreneurial people living in the country. Yet, the last time the GOP won this bloc of voters was back in 1992. Since then, it’s been a precipitous decline in voter support for the GOP to the point where it’s just as bad, if not worse, than the party’s performance with Hispanics. Yet, there were some signs that Asians had swung to the right. In the 2014 midterms, a poll showed a massive swing to the...
  • Thiel urges Republicans to back off 'culture wars

    07/21/2016 8:25:51 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 260 replies
    politico.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Tony Romm
    Technology investor Peter Thiel implored Republicans from the convention stage on Thursday against waging "culture wars" on lesbian, gay and transgender communities, mere days after the GOP approved a national platform that defines marriage as between “one man and one woman.” Thiel, who himself is gay, stressed that "every American has a unique identity." He said attempts to require transgender Americans to use particular bathrooms is a "distraction from our real problem." And in a first for a GOP convention, the Facebook board member and PayPal co-founder drew attention to his own sexuality: "I am proud to be gay, I...
  • Should Students Learn About Black Lives Matter in School?

    07/21/2016 12:44:10 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 21, 2016 | Haley Glatter
    If the Chicago social-studies teacher Gregory Michie waits for a textbook to teach his students about the Black Lives Matter movement, the first seventh-graders to hear the lesson won’t be born for another seven years. Despite the historical implications of that movement, bureaucratic timelines all but quash any possibility that students might learn about today’s events from an actual history textbook in the near future. According to Anthony Pellegrino, an assistant professor of education at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, many school districts receive new books on a seven-year cycle. However, in some states, schools don’t receive new books for 10...
  • Saul Alinsky's 1972 interview with Playboy Magazine

    07/21/2016 11:13:16 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 47 replies
    1972
    Originally published in The Progress Report in 13 pieces, here it is in full, easy access. Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7Part 8Part 9Part 10Part 11Part 12Part 13 Due to probable copyright issues, I probably should not simply cut and paste from the archive.(That's what I would prefer most to do) But I thought many of you would find this to be a useful resource.
  • MAKING OUR COMMUNITIES SAFER (Anti 2nd playbook)

    07/21/2016 9:30:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    A Guide to Understanding and Engaging Americans on the Need for Stronger Gun Laws
  • Second Hand Time: The Last of the Soviets (An Oral History)

    07/21/2016 8:46:41 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 7 replies
    Random House ^ | 2016 (as Translated) | Svetlana Alexievich
    In Secondhand Time, Alexievich chronicles the demise of communism. Everyday Russian citizens recount the past thirty years, showing us what life was like during the fall of the Soviet Union and what it’s like to live in the new Russia left in its wake. Through interviews spanning 1991 to 2012, Alexievich takes us behind the propaganda and contrived media accounts, giving us a panoramic portrait of contemporary Russia and Russians who still carry memories of oppression, terror, famine, massacres—but also of pride in their country, hope for the future, and a belief that everyone was working and fighting together to...
  • Philadelphia police union slams Hillary Clinton over choice of speakers at convention

    07/21/2016 7:51:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 7/21/2016 | Dave Boyer
    Philadelphia’s police union is blasting Hillary Clinton for inviting relatives of victims of police shootings to speak at the Democratic National Convention next week, but failing to include relatives of slain police officers. John McNesby, president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, said the union was “shocked and saddened” by the planned choice of speakers at the convention, which opens Monday in Philadelphia.
  • NBC Touts GOP Campaigns Hitting 'Sour Note' For Using Liberals' Music

    07/21/2016 7:41:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/20/2016 | Matthew Balan
    Wednesday's NBC Nightly News followed the example of CBS the previous evening in spotlighting the latest Republican presidential candidate to get in trouble with a liberal musician for using their music at a campaign event. Peter Alexander zeroed in on how "just hours after [Donald] Trump tried to cast himself as a winner, Queen complained the billionaire used the song 'against our wishes.'" He also cited how "George W. Bush had to 'back down,' after receiving a cease and desist letter from Tom Petty." [video below] Anchor Lester Holt led into Alexander's report by noting that "sometimes, a song fits...
  • Hillary Clinton blasts Donald Trump in NAACP address

    07/20/2016 10:33:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 7/18/2016 | Ben Wolfgang
    At the same time, Mr. Trump is touting himself as the “law and order candidate,” and the GOP is making its own case to voters that the businessman is the country’s best shot at getting a seemingly endless stream of violence under control. “Hillary Clinton’s platitudes on gun control and public safety will not ensure an America in which both civilians and law enforcement can feel safe in their own neighborhoods,” said Telly Lovelace, the Republican National Committee’s national director of African-American initiatives and media. “Donald Trump wants to restore law and order to our communities and make America safe...
  • Global Warming Expedition Stopped In Its Tracks By Arctic Sea Ice(DOH!)

    07/20/2016 8:19:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/20/2016 | Craig Boudreau
    A group of adventurers, sailors, pilots and climate scientists that recently started a journey around the North Pole in an effort to show the lack of ice, has been blocked from further travels by ice. The Polar Ocean Challenge is taking a two month journey that will see them go from Bristol, Alaska, to Norway, then to Russia through the North East passage, back to Alaska through the North West passage, to Greenland and then ultimately back to Bristol. Their objective, as laid out by their website, was to demonstrate “that the Arctic sea ice coverage shrinks back so far...
  • No **** Sherlock: Renewable Energy is a Disaster, New York Times Reveals

    07/20/2016 8:14:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/20/2016 | James Delingpole
    Today’s “No Shit Sherlock” award goes to the New York Times‘s environment pages for their belated discovery that renewable energy is a lame duck. Is the global effort to combat climate change, painstakingly agreed to in Paris seven months ago, already going off the rails? Germany, Europe’s champion for renewable energy, seems to be having second thoughts about its ambitious push to ramp up its use of renewable fuels for power generation. Hoping to slow the burst of new renewable energy on its grid, the country eliminated an open-ended subsidy for solar and wind power and put a ceiling on...
  • Neandertal-Human Hybrids: Old earth apologetics gone real bad

    07/20/2016 7:57:38 AM PDT · by fishtank · 53 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 7-19-16 | Fred Butler
    Neandertal-Human Hybrids: Old earth apologetics gone real bad by Fred Butler Published: 19 July 2016 (GMT+10) Recently on Twitter, I had a back and forth with a Reasons to Believe apologist. Our exchange began after I tweeted the following comment in response to another apologetic tweet, “Let’s talk about Hugh Ross & his pre-Adamic man theory. You apologetic folks ignore its problems.” The next day, the Reasons to Believe apologist tweeted to me the following response, “Brother at RTB we do not believe in PreAdamic humans. Adam was the 1st human & specially created.” Now in fairness, he is absolutely...
  • ‘Never Trump’ Leader Wears All Black ‘In Mourning’ After Movement’s Death

    07/19/2016 5:35:21 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/19/16
    9:35: Poor thing. “Never Trump” leader Kendal Unruh tells MSNBC that she is wearing black today because she is “mourning.”
  • The Sierra Club Is Hilariously Terrified Of Donald Trump(WOO HOO!)

    07/19/2016 9:01:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/19/2016 | Andrew Follett
    The Sierra Club attacked presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump three times in the last few days with increasingly outlandish rhetoric. The green group’s Tuesday press release attacked Trumps’ “extreme policies which undermine environmental protection and climate action.” The Sierra Club even claimed that if Trump becomes president, the entire planet may be at risk. “If this extremist platform were ever actually implemented, it would imperil clean air and clean water for all Americans,” Khalid Pitts, the political director of The Sierra Club, wrote in the Tuesday press statement. “Donald Trump has vowed to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency, and now...
  • Cows Worse Than Cars for Climate Change, Environmentalists Admit(?)

    07/19/2016 7:52:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/18/2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In a surprising turn of events, climate change doomsayers have turned their attention to cattle, as environmentalists have been compelled to acknowledge that “livestock emissions” are more dangerous for the environment than automobiles. A recent article at EcoWatch says that greenhouse gas emissions from livestock actually account for a higher percentage of total global emissions than the world’s 1.2 billion automobiles. Whereas the transportation sector accounts for only some 14 percent of global emissions, cows produce a remarkable 14.5 to 18 percent of the global total, the article confesses.
  • Matt Lauer Demands Trump Tell Convention Speakers to ‘Tone Down the Rhetoric

    07/19/2016 6:02:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 116 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/19/2016 | Kyle Drennen
    As presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump arrived in Cleveland Monday afternoon, he was greeted by NBC Today co-host Matt Lauer hectoring him about the “tone” of the GOP convention, which had barely started: “There’s been so much violence in the country in the last couple of weeks. People are on edge, they’re tense. You add to that the passion that comes with political debate and there are people who are truly afraid that things could boil over here in Cleveland.” In the interview, aired on Tuesday morning, Lauer demanded Trump promise to keep convention speakers in line: “Would you be...
  • Coming in 2017: Obama's house of horrors

    07/19/2016 5:37:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/19/2016 | Burt Perlutsky
    . Apologists for Obama are forever claiming that any attack on his policies or character is the result of bigotry, but they are never required to explain why that bigotry is never extended to include people like Clarence Thomas, Tim Scott, Herman Cain, Condoleezza Rice, Tom Sowell, Walter Williams or Jason Riley. My guess is that liberals would dismiss these people of accomplishment as a bunch of Uncle Toms and Aunt Jemimas, which would merely highlight their own bigotry. The liberals also fail to explain how it is that Obama was twice elected to the highest office in the land...
  • Clarence Thomas: Standing Up For What’s Right

    07/18/2016 10:29:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/18/2016 | Ed Feulner
    “It’s not my Constitution to play around with.” I’ve read many quotations from Clarence Thomas over the years, especially now, as he marks 25 years as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. But this particular one, drawn from something he said to The Wall Street Journal a few years ago, really struck home with me. It cuts to the heart of why he’s been such an outstanding member of the high court during the last quarter century. Simply put, he gets it. Unlike other justices, past and present, with a lamentable skill for discovering all kinds of unexpected...
  • Hillary Clinton: Joining A Gang Is Like Having A Family

    07/18/2016 8:20:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 82 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/15/16
    Hillary Clinton: "Joining a gang is like having a family. It's feeling like you're part of something bigger than yourself. So we're either going to have gangs that murder and rob … or we’re going to have positive gangs.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IYyqdH4JzQ    
  • Should We Drop the Term 'Living Fossil'?

    07/18/2016 7:33:05 AM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 7-18-16 | Brian Thomas
    Should We Drop the Term 'Living Fossil'? by Brian Thomas, M.S. * › Fossils Show Stasis and No Transitional Forms Mark Carnall at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History recently wrote an article for the UK newspaper The Guardian. He argues that we should stop using the term "living fossil."1 What does his argument reveal about evolutionary thinking? Charles Darwin first used the phrase in the Origin of Species to describe life forms that look essentially the same today as their fossil versions, even though their fossils are absent from intervening rock layers.
  • For Hillary Clinton's bold choice for VP, how about Keith Ellison?

    07/18/2016 7:15:49 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 71 replies
    The Star Tribune ^ | June 2, 2016 | Zachariah Sippy
    With Bernie Sanders’ recent appointment of Keith Ellison to the Democratic platform committee, the congressman from Minnesota will start to get some of the attention he deserves. Some have considered the possibility of a Hillary Clinton-Xavier Becerra ticket, which would certainly be interesting. But as a former Sanders supporter, I am near certain that the California congressman will not fire up the young, liberal base that has pushed so hard for Sanders.
  • Social Security under fire for plan to disarm seniors

    07/18/2016 6:39:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/18/2016 | Bob Unruh
    “It also appears that the adjudication of a recipient as being mentally defective can be made by any federal bureaucrat working for the SSA, and they can make the decision without any medical professional being involved. The often vague and sometimes generalized criteria for this adjudication process described in the proposed regulations clearly denies the basic elements of due process to the affected social security beneficiaries. “The burden of proving they are competent and/or not mentally defective falls squarely on the Social Security beneficiary. This means the bottom line for Social Security recipients is the same as that for veterans....
  • Beck: If Cruz Endorses Trump There Is No One in Washington I Can Trust

    07/17/2016 9:57:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 129 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/17/16 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” radio talk show host Glenn Beck said if Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who he campaigned for throughout the Republican presidential primary, endorsed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that would mean he can not trust anyone in Washington D.C. Beck said, “I will tell you if that if Ted Cruz comes out and —what is it Monday or Tuesday night when he gives his speech and he endorses, even a soft endorsement of Donald Trump I will officially have no person in that I can trust says what they mean and mean what they say.”
  • Meet Hugo's daughter (‘La chica rica’)

    07/17/2016 6:48:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/17/2016 | Silvio Canto, Jr
    Let me introduce you to the richest young woman in Venezuela, or "la chica rica", i.e. the rich girl. Her name is María Gabriela Chávez, or the daughter of the socialist Hugo Chavez. According to Ezequiel Spector, a lawyer, PhD candidate, professor at the University Torcuato Di Tella and contributor at PanAm Post, this is one lucky Maria: The alleged fortune of María Gabriela Chávez, daughter of the late Hugo Chávez, has recently stirred up controversy in Venezuela. Media reports suggest that Chávez’s daughter has US$4.2 billion stored in bank accounts in the United States and Andorra, which might make...
  • Health Care and Guns – What Do They Have in Common?

    07/17/2016 6:39:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/17/2016 | Alan Preston
    Our Constitution was ratified on Sept. 17, 1787, 11-plus years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. James Madison wanted to make sure that our unalienable rights were also in the Constitution in order to protect the citizens from the very government they created. It was not until Dec. 15, 1791, that the original Bill of Rights was adopted and made a part of the Constitution. Anyone who has read the Constitution knows that the words “health care” cannot be found anywhere in that document. It is not in the Bill of Rights. Some people assert that “health care”...
  • Will Barack Obama Run for Governor of Illinois?

    07/16/2016 4:50:02 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 66 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 12, 2016 | Will Reynolds
    President Obama’s nostalgic speech in Springfield has local politicos wondering what he has planned after leaving the White House. “I miss you guys,” Obama said during an address in the Illinois statehouse on the anniversary of his Presidential campaign announcement. He returned to his frequent theme of bringing civility and compromise to politics. Next year I’ll still hold the most important title of all, and that’s the title of citizen. And as an American citizen, I understand that our progress is not inevitable — our progress has never been inevitable. It must be fought for, and won by all of...
  • Globalist Obama: Terrorists, Racist Cops Are ‘Chronic Impulses’ to Be Defeated by Global Elite

    07/16/2016 12:42:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 7-15-2016 | NEIL MUNRO
    For Obama, everyone -jihadis and cops, Catholics and capitalists, atheists and Australians -- must subordinate their political, religious and legal affiliations to the greater authority of a single globalist power. They can't compete, fight, defend themselves, intermarry, argue, compromise on principles, form their own countries, convert their rivals, or even campaign for political gains, because then they're just expressing primitive supremacist "impulses" that must be suppressed by international organizations, according to Obama. And once their "impulses" are suppressed, then there will be nothing -- no religion, no nations, no states, no races, no ethnicities -- that can unite peoples against...
  • Jeb Bush: Trump does not represent the future of the country — or the GOP(dumbass!)

    07/16/2016 7:57:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 91 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 7/15/2016 | jeb bush
    Call it a tipping point, a time of choosing or testing. Whatever you call it, it is clear that this election will have far-reaching consequences for both the Republican Party and our exceptional country. While he has no doubt tapped into the anxiety so prevalent in the United States today, I do not believe Donald Trump reflects the principles or inclusive legacy of the Republican Party. And I sincerely hope he doesn’t represent its future. As much as I reject Donald Trump as our party leader, he did not create the political culture of the United States on his own.
  • Dickey: France is ‘Not Alabama,’ Terrorist Can’t Get Guns ‘In Any Old Store’

    07/16/2016 6:39:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 119 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/15/2016 | Kyle Drennen
    Appearing on MSNBC in the 11 a.m. ET hour on Friday, Daily Beast editor and NBC News contributor Christopher Dickey was confounded by the idea that the terrorist who launched Thursday’s attack on France was heavily armed: “...where the hell did he get those arms? I mean, this is not Alabama or South Carolina or Texas. You just can't go buy automatic pistols in any old store in town by showing your driver's license.”
  • Millennials are the most bisexual generation of all time

    07/15/2016 11:48:58 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 85 replies
    The New York Post ^ | June 2, 2016 | The Sun
    Bisexuality is booming, with the number of people who bed men and women more than doubling, a study says. Some 7.7 percent revealed they had bi romps in 2014, compared to 3.1 percent in 1990. The stats follow the openness of Brit model Cara Delevingne and other celebrities about their bisexuality. In the same period the percentage of men who reported having had sex with at least one man rose from 4.5 percent to 8.2 percent. And the number of women who said they had bedded at least one female leapt from 3.6 percent to 8.7 percent. Meanwhile, acceptance of...
  • Ebony Editor Not 'Comfortable' With Calling Dallas Cop Massacre a Hate Crime

    07/15/2016 8:35:21 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 37 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 14, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    At her personal web site's home page, Ebony Magazine Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux says she is "One of those pesky Black feminists who challenges the status quo, while remaining fresh and fab at all times." "Fresh and fab" would hardly describe Ms. Lemieux's Wednesday appearance on CNN Newsroom, where she took issue with, per the White House, President Barack Obama's characterization of the murders of five Dallas law enforcement officers as "hate crimes." You see, that's not her "most comfortable word choice," because it involved white cops. As will be seen in the latter portion of the video (HT Zero...
  • #NeverTrump movement died in Cleveland last night

    07/15/2016 6:25:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 116 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/15/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    It’s black outfits today for the mourners of the passing of the #NeverTrump movement. After last night’s votes in the Rules Committee of the Republican Nartional Convention, the dream of a nominee with a name other than Trump is dead. James Arkin writs at RealClearPolitics: A long-shot, last-ditch attempt by a few Republican delegates to prevent Donald Trump from securing the GOP nomination failed by an overwhelming margin late Thursday night. Some anti-Trump delegates on the Republican National Convention Rules Committee sought a strategy to unbind convention delegates, allowing them to vote their conscience against Trump even if they were...
  • Megyn Kelly's Debate With Black Guest Degenerates Into Shouting Match

    07/15/2016 6:02:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 7/14/2016 | Randy Hall
    During Wednesday evening's edition of The Kelly File on the Fox News Channel, host Megyn Kelly wound up clashing with guest D. L. Hughley -- a black author, political commentator, radio host and stand-up comedian -- regarding the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by police officer Jeronimo Yanez on July 6 in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. While Kelly tried to keep the discussion civil, Hughley got angry and tried to slam the network when he sarcastically stated: “The only place racism doesn't exist is Fox News and the Police Department.” “You just insulted millions of people watching this...
  • 537 votes [Email Subject]

    07/14/2016 9:55:47 AM PDT · by fwdude · 12 replies
    True The Vote ^ | 07/14/16 | Logan Churchwell
    Go back in your memory to Florida during the 2000 Presidential Election (if you dare). Do you remember how close it was? The difference between winning and losing the highest office in the land was 537 votes. Just 537 votes … many small-town school board races are won by larger margins than that. I’m writing you today because the TTV research team just wrapped up something BIG in Florida. After an audit of the largest counties there, we’ve discovered 36,000 voter registrations that have serious problems. Here’s an overview of what we found: - 15,400 sets of duplicated voter registrations;...
  • The Swiss, Muslim Immigrants and Shaking Hands

    07/14/2016 9:52:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 7/14/2016 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    In the last few years, one country in Europe – Switzerland – has offered lessons in how to deal with Muslims that other Western countries might do well to emulate. For the Swiss have taken a tough line on those Muslims living in their country who have been unwilling to adapt to Swiss ways. Swiss authorities have been requiring Muslims to comply not just with Swiss laws, but with Swiss customs, and imposing stiff fines and other penalties for the failure to observe the country’s social norms. And that’s not all: they’ve banned the minaret, and may soon ban the...
  • Massive migrant camp home to hundreds of refugees springs up close to George Clooney’s

    07/14/2016 4:57:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 7/13/2016 | Corey Charlton
    A makeshift refugee camp has sprung up in Lake Como, the popular celebrity hideaway in Italy favoured by stars George Clooney, Richard Branson and Madonna. Hundreds of migrants heading towards northern Europe have erected tents and flimsy dwellings around the exclusive town’s railway station.