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  • Academics: Nature Needs Seats At UN And ‘Crimes Against Biodiversity’

    07/01/2016 10:29:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | Andrew Follett
    The article, written by Anthony Burke and Stefanie Fishel, professors who study international relations and gender studies respectively, concludes massively empowering the U.N. is the best way to slow global warming. “A ‘crimes against biodiversity’ law would act like a [crime against humanity] for the environment,” Burke and Fishel’s article states. “Unlike international laws that punish genocide, our suggested law would not require proof of intent to commit the crime, but merely a strong link between the activity and the destruction of biodiversity or industrial and systemic harm to animals.”
  • Senator: Navy Evaluates Commanders Based On Climate Change Views

    07/01/2016 10:21:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse recently told people gathered in New York City that global warming “denial” hurts U.S. soldiers in the field and that the “main problem” with the military is its reluctance to join the climate crusade. “The problem has been that the uniformed military has been reluctant to put its voice into – or its image into this fight,” Whitehouse said, according to a YouTube video posted Thursday. [dcquiz] “But, it’s hard to put a panel of people in uniform in front of the Environmental and Public Works Committee and say, you know, I’m a general,...
  • Hillary Spent $26 Million on Battleground Ads in June – Trump Spent $0 => Leads Hillary by 4 Points

    06/30/2016 3:34:47 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/30/16 | Jim Hoft
    Embattled Democrat Hillary Clinton spent $26 million on ads in battleground states in June.Donald Trump spent $0 on ads in battleground states in June.Donald Trump leads Hillary by 4 points in the latest Rasmussen poll released today. Via Rasmussen: The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump with 43% of the vote, while Clinton earns 39%. Twelve percent (12%) still like another candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. As Bill H. pointed out: Rasmussen is the only poll of “likely voters.” All others are “registered” voters. Historically Democrats dominate in ‘registered voters’...
  • Maryland Attorney General Frosh Using Subpoenas to try to Silence Political Debate

    06/30/2016 12:51:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    MCGOP ^ | June 28, 2016 | Mark Uncapher
    Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh recently joined 16 other state Attorneys General to launch, in their own words, “an unprecedented, multi-state effort to investigate and prosecute the ‘high-funded and morally vacant forces’ that have stymied attempts to combat global warming—starting with holding ExxonMobil and other industry giants accountable for fraud and suppression of key climate science.” In explaining his support of “AGs United for Clean Power,” Frosh said: “There is no doubt that climate change is an existential threat to our society and to our entire planet….I am deeply troubled that oil companies have contributed to the problem by intentionally...
  • IRS to Return $30K It Seized From Maryland Dairy Farmers

    06/30/2016 12:22:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 29, 2016 | Melissa Quinn
    After more than four years, two congressional hearings, and countless pleas to the IRS and Justice Department, Randy Sowers’ fight with the federal government is finally coming to a close.The Internal Revenue Service is returning the $29,500 it took from the Frederick County, Maryland, dairy farmer, ending his long journey through the civil asset forfeiture system.“When you’re in kindergarten, you learn that if you’ve taken something that doesn’t belong to you, you have to give it back,” Rob Johnson, a lawyer with the Institute for Justice who represented Sowers, told The Daily Signal. “In this case, the IRS has taken...
  • Good Without God? Not in the Long Run

    06/30/2016 10:49:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    I see regularly the slogan from the American Humanists Association: “Good Without God.” And I think….well, maybe for a while, one can be good (before men). But only because they piggyback on the Judeo-Christian values they may have imbibed. After a while, it all fades away. The reality of that fading away now hits us daily in the news. There’s not a week that goes by without some new report of violence and mayhem. Some attacks are worse than others. Just recently, the UK’s Daily Mail referred to “lawless Paris,” in an attack on innocent people, including tourists. Their sensational...
  • US Anti-Gun Senator Jamilah Nasheed arrested with a loaded gun, extra clips, and drunk in Ferguson

    06/30/2016 8:15:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies
    endingthefed.com ^ | 6/26/2016 | unknown
    Guess who got arrested Monday night after she refused to get up off the ground out in the middle of the road in front of the Ferguson Police Department? And not only arrested, but arrested while her breath reportedly reeked of alcohol and she just so happened to be carrying a fully loaded 9mm with extra ammo? Why none other than Anti-gun Missouri Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis), who has herself sponsored multiple gun control bills. “It was a symbolic arrest – sending a message to the protesters that we can protest peacefully and that we must protest peacefully and...
  • Fear, loathing and firearms: sensory overload inside the NRA's Mall of Death

    06/30/2016 7:44:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    thegurardian.com ^ | 6/25/2016 | Ben Fountain
    At the 145th National Rifle Association annual meetings and exhibits, you could see and purchase replica flintlock muskets like the kind Daniel Boone used, “wardrobe” handguns the size of a cellphone, a carriage-mounted 1883 Gatling gun, historic firearms from the Renaissance down through the latest Surge, bullet-splat jewelry, deep-concealment holsters, triple barrel shotguns, and camo everything – coolers, flasks, four-wheelers, deer blinds, infant-wear and sexy-time lingerie. Mingling with a crowd striking for its nearly uniform whiteness, I did lapse into a kind of fugue state from time to time, a retail trance brought on by sheer sensory overload, but with...
  • California next up to legalize recreational marijuana?

    06/30/2016 6:19:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 6/29/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Twenty years ago, California became the first state to legalize medicinal marijuana use — and it took a referendum to pass the law. Since then, California has fallen behind the curve a bit, as other Western states like Colorado, Oregon, and Washington have legalized recreational use as well. Given California’s somewhat lax requirements for medicinal referrals, taking that final step might be more formal than substantive — but voters will get the chance to take it in November nonetheless, and they will have a Facebook executive to thank for it:
  • Liberal AG Global Warming Investigations Into Exxon Are Falling Apart(Awwwww!)

    06/30/2016 5:48:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/29/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    ExxonMobil fended off two of the investigations launched by liberal attorneys general into the oil giant’s alleged campaign to mislead the public on global warming. U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General (AG) Claude Walker has withdrawn the subpoena he sent Exxon as part of his anti-racketeering investigation, and Massachusetts AG Maura Healey’s office has agreed to temporarily suspend enforcing her subpoena. “After conferring on the matter, the parties mutually agreed that Attorney General Walker will withdraw the subpoena and ExxonMobil will stipulate to the dismissal without prejudice of this action,” reads a legal filing submitted to the court Thursday by Exxon...
  • What Brexit Means for the European Union’s Future

    06/29/2016 8:51:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 27, 2016 | Josh Siegel
    Britain’s decision to leave the European Union could inspire other disaffected nations to consider a way out unless the bloc responds to anxiety across the continent over jobs, immigration, and globalization.While experts say an all-out breakup of the European Union is far-fetched, countries both successful (like Sweden) and struggling (such as Greece) may view the British experience as a model to change their own lots in life.“There is a serious risk that Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union could set off similar demands on other member states,” said Michael Leigh, a senior fellow at The German Marshall Fund...
  • Spear of Athena

    06/29/2016 11:57:20 AM PDT · by old-ager · 9 replies
    Spear of Athena ^ | 2016 | Spear of Athena
    OUR FIRST PHILOSOPHICAL ARTICLE ON VIRTUES OF MEN The western way of thought, whether contemplating god, philosophy, mathematics or science, has evolved over many centuries with traceable roots originating as far back as ancient Greece. For all its failings, ancient Rome was heavily influenced by Greek thought. Enlightened wise men from even earlier cultures as far back as historical study can determine existed and thought about the things we still think and struggle with today. From antiquity on, the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Indian, Chinese, and other civilizations all pondered the same issues but perhaps from different angles. We wish that those...
  • Why Did Bill Clinton And Loretta Lynch Meet On Her Airplane In Phoenix This Week? [VIDEO)

    06/29/2016 11:15:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/29/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with former President Bill Clinton for a half-hour on her government airplane at the Phoenix airport on Tuesday, an Arizona news station is reporting. .......she says they talked about Clinton’s grandchildren and golf.
  • Has the Left Been Trumped?

    06/29/2016 7:17:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 28 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 29, 2016 | Emily Hughes
    Regular Republicans may still be skittish about him but even their most eloquent and articulate critics on the left are hard put to make a coherent case against the presumptive Republican candidate for president. This was evident at Accuracy in Academia’s second authors’ night in June with John Wilson. Refusing to directly answer questions, Wilson remained vague and contradictive throughout the interview that followed his presentation. Wilson, who only recently decided to write a book about Donald Trump, had conflicting views on "The Donald." As to his sources, Wilson stated that "there's just so much (information) about Donald Trump, all...
  • Good riddance to George Will

    06/29/2016 4:07:50 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 6-29-2016 | James Lewis
    I believe Mr. Will has a genuine distaste for what may become Trump Conservatism. Trump represents a kind of happy warrior style of American politician, similar to Harry Truman and Rough Rider Teddy Roosevelt. It's obviously too low-class for Will, Romney and Jeb Bush, who are all too delicate for the political blood sport that the Left has imposed on our politics. Nothing is too low for the Left. Literally nothing. The national GOP has been in decline for years, running decrepit candidates like Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney -- who actually did flinch in the last debate...
  • Republican Judge Richard A. Posner: F*** the Constitution

    06/28/2016 9:44:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 06/27/16 | Joel B. Pollak
    Judge Richard A. Posner, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, has published an op-ed at Slate declaring that the U.S. Constitution is a waste of time. Posner writes: And on another note about academia and practical law, I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation (across the centuries—well, just a little more than two centuries, and of course...
  • Governor to Obama in Food Stamp Fight: ‘Wake Up and Smell the Energy Drinks’

    06/27/2016 11:36:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 106 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 24, 2016 | Melissa Quinn
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage may have considered a proposal to prohibit food stamp recipients from using their benefits to buy candy and sodas to be a sweet one, but the Obama administration disagrees. The friction between the Republican governor and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reignited a debate after the Obama administration denied LePage’s request to put restrictions on what can be purchased with food stamps. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, LePage said: “It’s time for the federal government to wake up and smell the energy drinks.” In an interview with The Daily Signal, LePage’s health...
  • The Supreme Court Has Become a Rubber Stamp for the Democrat Agenda

    06/27/2016 11:11:32 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 6-27-2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Supreme Court's gone. Even at eight members in a case like this, you can count on Justice Kennedy to join 'em, the four libs. So you essentially have a 5-3 leftist court now. But it's not a court. It is a partisan echo chamber of the Democrat Party or leftist agenda. We have a Democrat nominee, Hillary, who's wiped away -- just erased -- all objections to corruption as a disqualifying factor for Democrats. Democrats are making it clear they don't care how corrupt their leaders are. In fact, the more corrupt their leaders are --...
  • “Your Fault!” Why Western Women Get Raped by Muslims

    06/27/2016 11:08:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Are Western women responsible for provoking Muslim men into raping them? Some Europeans certainly seem to think so. Recently, after a 20-year-old Austrian woman waiting at a bus stop in Vienna was attacked, beat, and robbed by four Muslim men from Afghanistan—including one who “started [by] putting his hands through my hair and made it clear that in his cultural background there were hardly any blonde women”—police responded by telling the victim to dye her hair: At first I was scared, but now I'm more angry than anything. After the attack they told me that women shouldn't be alone on...
  • Flashback: George Will Trashed Ronald Reagan in 1979 – Just Like He’s Trashing Trump Today

    06/27/2016 9:37:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/27/16 | Jim Hoft
    He sure can pick ’em. This weekend conservative columnist George Will ripped up his Republican Party card and left the party over Donald Trump. George Will even urged fellow Republicans not to support Donald Trump. Will wants Hillary to pick the next Supreme Court justices. Flashback: George Will Trashed Ronald Reagan in 1979 – Just Like He’s Trashing Trump Today Jim Hoft Jun 27th, 2016 7:50 am 74 Comments He sure can pick ’em. This weekend conservative columnist George Will ripped up his Republican Party card and left the party over Donald Trump. George Will even urged fellow Republicans not...
  • BET Awards: Clinton Rally, Then a Sermon Against Abusive 'Invention Called Whiteness'

    06/27/2016 9:12:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/27/2016 | Karen Townsend
    Just as you would expect, the 2016 BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards were full of Black Lives Matter references and reminders to register to vote and then get out the vote for Hillary Clinton. After the opening of the award ceremony featured Beyoncé and her back-up dancers marching into the auditorium to a Martin Luther King, Jr. speech, actor and producer Terence J went on to say, “Your vote is your voice,” and reminded everyone to register and “vote smart” as he introduced the show hosts, ABC’s Blackish stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. Isn’t it interesting that these...
  • FEMA Contractor Predicts 'Social Unrest' Caused by 395% Food Price Spikes

    06/27/2016 7:42:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    motherboard.vice.com ^ | 6/26/2016 | Nafeez Ahmed
    The US national security industry is planning for the impact of an unprecedented global food crisis lasting as long as a decade, according to reports by a government contractor. The studies published by CNA Corporation in December 2015, unreported until now, describe a detailed simulation of a protracted global food crisis from 2020 to 2030. The simulation, titled ‘Food Chain Reaction’, was a desktop gaming exercise involving the participation of 65 officials from the US, Europe, Africa, India, Brazil, and key multilateral and intergovernmental institutions. The scenario for the ‘Food Chain Reaction’ simulation was created by experts brought in from...
  • Leftists violently attack Neo-Nazi idiots peacefully demonstrating in Sacramento

    06/27/2016 7:00:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    It is necessary to state at the outset that I despise Neo-Nazis. But that does not mean that I approve of violent attacks on them as they peacefully exercise their rights to free speech. And that seems to have been what happened in Sacramento yesterday, despite media reports that report “violence erupts” and other such passive voice euphemisms that obscure the difference between perpetrator and victim. An important caveat is that I was not there and am relying on both reading between the lines of media reports and on local Sacramento talk radio.
  • One dead after vehicle slams into Boyle Heights taco stand

    06/27/2016 5:39:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    theeastsiderla.com ^ | 6/26/2016 | unknown
    One person was killed and nine injured after a vehicle crashed into a portable taco stand and parked vehicles tonight in the 300 block of S. Clarence Street, according to the L.A. Fire Department. The crash that was reportedat 9:25 p.m left two persons in critical condition and a third with a minor injury. The other six who were hurt declined to be transported to a hospital, according to LAFD. ABC 7 reports that a Nissan Altima crashed into people in front of the taco stand as well as vehicles near the stand.
  • Democratic Platform Calls For Taxpayer-Funded Abortions

    06/27/2016 4:28:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/27/16 | Peter Hasson
    Unlike any previous major party platform, the final draft of the 2016 Democratic platform explicitly calls for the repeal of the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion except in cases of rape, incest and the life of the mother. A press release from the Democratic Party on Saturday proudly announced, “The platform goes further than previous Democratic platforms on women’s reproductive rights. It champions Planned Parenthood health centers and commits to push back on all Republican efforts to defund it.” "The platform also vows to oppose, and seek to overturn, all federal and state laws that impede a...
  • George Will on Why He Really Supports Hillary Clinton: ‘I’m a Conservative’

    06/26/2016 5:04:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/26/16 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Washington Post columnist George Will explained why he left the Republican Party over presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Will said, “I left it for the same reason I joined it in 1964 when I voted for Barry Goldwater, because I was a conservative. I leave for the same reason, I’m a conservative. To give you a time line, shortly after Trump became the presumptive nominee he had a summit meeting with Paul Ryan where they stressed their vast shared ground, which is more important than their differences. I thought that was puzzling...
  • Google, Facebook Quietly Move Toward Automatic Blocking of Extremist Videos

    06/26/2016 9:37:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 6/25/2016 | unknown
    Some of the web's biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process. The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites and are under pressure to do so from governments around the world as attacks by extremists proliferate, from Syria to Belgium and the United States.
  • 26 Dems In House Sit-In Were Gun Owners

    06/26/2016 8:01:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 6/24/2016 | Dan Zimmerman
    Make no mistake, the inexorable growth of government, always-more intrusive regulation and the ever-increasing horde of unaccountable bureaucrats has begun to result in blowback from the citizenry. For proof, you only need to look at the unlikely rise of a candidate like Donald Trump and the result of yesterday’s Brexit vote in the U.K. The latest example of government elites displaying a naked double standard — because remember, they know how you should live your life better than you do: the fact that the House hissy fit thrown by Dems unhappy with their inability to further restrict their constituents’ gun...
  • NPR issues large correction about stay-at-home mom/gun-control activist(STW)

    06/26/2016 7:02:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | Erik Wemple
    This report refers to Shannon Watts as one in a group of “regular people” who began advocating for stricter gun control measures in recent years. After the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., she created the “One Million Moms for Gun Control” Facebook page. It later became “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.” We should have noted that Watts has a background in corporate communications. From 1998 to mid-2012, she was a corporate communications executive or consultant at such companies as Monsanto and FleishmanHillard. Before that, Watts had what she says was a...
  • Exxon Refuses To Bow Down To The Climate Fascists

    06/25/2016 10:10:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 6/21/2016 | Jaana Woiceshyn
    Many oil companies succumb to the pressure from environmental activists and the media and join the fight against ‘climate change,’ or at least make motions to appear to do so. Not Exxon Mobil. In a previous column, I applauded CEO Rex Tillerson for refusing to climb on the climate change band wagon and for focusing on producing energy from fossil fuels—on which all of us depend—instead. Tillerson and Exxon have not lost their integrity: they are steadfastly holding on to the principles they know their existence and successful value creation depend on, such as the right to liberty, and more...
  • Obama Mocks Donald Trump For Golf Course Trip

    06/25/2016 7:01:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/25/2016 | Charlie Spiering
    President Barack Obama mocked presumptive nominee Donald Trump for appearing at his golf course in Scotland after the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union. During a fundraiser in Seattle, Obama explained his trip to the Global Entrepreneur Summit in California with Mark Zuckerberg and met young people around the world who were starting their own businesses. “Now, this of course was against the backdrop of Brexit, and the nominee of the presidency for the other party at a golf course,” he said mockingly as the audience laughed. Obama dismissed Brexit as “a reaction to the world shrinking and...
  • LGBT turnout for free course surprises local shooting range

    06/25/2016 6:33:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    click2houston.com ^ | 6/22/2016 | Ryan Korsgard
    HOUSTON - It was a unique offer by the Shiloh Shooting Range in northwest Harris County, just days after the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Shiloh offered free gun classes to the LGBT community and hundreds of people responded. "We learned gun safety,” said Jared Anthony. “We learned that it's not ... it's a big responsibility. If you do carry, it's something that you do need to take seriously. You are providing ... you're providing a service to the community really." More News Headlines Local shooting range offers free CHL course to LGBT community Uber offering free rides...
  • CNN's Liberal Meltdown: Brexit Means ‘Xenophobia,’ ‘White Identity’ Win

    06/24/2016 12:14:59 PM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies
    newsbuters.org ^ | 6/24/2016 | Scott Whitlock
    Liberal CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour suffered an epic meltdown on Thursday night as it became clear that Britain was asserting its national sovereignty and voting to leave the European Union. The sneering Amanpour repeatedly derided it as an example of “xenophobia” and “white identity” politics. Early in the evening, with the result still in doubt, Amanpour told Anderson Cooper: “A lot of the Leave movements are led by the hard-right, very, very xenophobic, anti-immigrant, very populist, nationalist, white identity politics.” Later, as reality set in, the journalist referenced the current issue of The Economist and raged, “This marks a victory...
  • Texas DOT Changes Course, Will Assess Highway Project's Impacts on Threatened Salamanders, Birds

    06/24/2016 10:07:06 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Center for Biological Diversity ^ | June 21, 2016 | Jenny Loda and Kelly Davis
    AUSTIN, Texas— In response to a notice of intent to sue filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Save Our Springs Alliance in May, the Texas Department of Transportation changed course on a major highway project in Austin, withdrawing its finding that the highway would have no impact on three federally protected species (two salamanders and a bird). The state’s transportation agency said in a letter that it has initiated consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the three species.The construction of the MoPac Intersections Project across the environmentally sensitive Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, in...
  • Highway project delays rack up $700 million cost overruns

    06/24/2016 9:54:35 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | June 13, 2016 | Catie Edmondson
    Madison— Faced with delays and inflation over the past five years, four major state highway projects — including a Madison artery — have accumulated overruns in excess of $700 million. While some of these increases come from faulty cost estimates or unavoidable inflation, the new figures underline the obvious: Delays can be costly for Wisconsin taxpayers. When projects are paused because of financial challenges in the state's road fund, the price of materials, labor and real estate can rise. The numbers compiled by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel underline the urgency of a divisive issue for Wisconsin's Republican leaders: finding a...
  • Dinesh D'Souza Releases 'Hillary's America' Trailer That'll Have You On the Edge of Your Seat!

    06/24/2016 8:55:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 5/13/2016 | Nathan Lichtman
    Dinesh D'Souza, the filmmaker behind 2016: Obama's America and America: Imagine a World Without Her, has produced a new film about Hillary Clinton and the organized plunder perpetrated by the Democratic Party. You won't want to miss this trailer for Hillary's America!!
  • Enviros Claim Brexit Will Be ‘Catastrophic’ For Nature

    06/24/2016 8:14:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/24/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmentalists are freaking out that Britain voted in favor of leaving the European Union on Thursday– something activists claim will be “catastrophic” for the environment. British environmentalists took to Twitter to vent their fears about leaving the EU after the “Brexit” vote. Activists have been arguing for months that leaving the EU would allow “climate deniers” to gain more power and undo environmental protections. From an environmental perspective this is catastrophic. Fight now on to ensure EU standards maintained and cooperation on climate continues.
  • NASA’s Top Climate Scientist On Brexit: ‘Stupid And Selfish’

    06/24/2016 8:05:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 74 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/24/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    NASA’s top climate scientist took to Twitter Friday morning to criticize British voters for choosing to leave the European Union, calling the so-called Brexit vote “stupid and selfish.” Gavin Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, but long before becoming the space agency’s lead climate scientist, Schmidt was born in Britain. He’s obviously not a fan of U.K. voters’ decision to leave the EU.
  • Hey, liberals: must the Senate suborn perjury?

    06/23/2016 9:19:42 AM PDT · by dangus · 5 replies
    dangus
    The president just stated with unqualified certainty that the rejection of his executive amnesty was a result of the Senate failing to confirm Merrick Garland. In doing so, he just absolved the Senate of any blame for refusing his nominee. Democrats have been pressing for now for a *hearing.* But what would such a hearing consist of? Is not the most basic purpose of a hearing to ascertain whether the nominee can fairly, impartially and intelligently consider the merits of the cases brought before him? To even ask him whether he would be impartial would be to suborn perjury.
  • Billboard mag: An open letter to Congress: Stop Gun Violence Now

    06/23/2016 7:36:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    billboard.com ^ | 6/23/2016 | unknown
    As leading artists and executives in the music industry, we are adding our voices to the chorus of Americans demanding change. Music always has been celebrated communally, on dancefloors and at concert halls. But this life-affirming ritual, like so many other daily experiences—going to school or church or work—now is threatened, because of gun violence in this country. The one thing that connects the recent tragedies in Orlando is that it is far too easy for dangerous people to get their hands on guns. We call on Congress to do more to prevent the gun violence that kills more than...
  • Climate change could be even worse for Boston than previously thought [IEEEEE!]

    06/23/2016 6:35:55 AM PDT · by pabianice · 48 replies
    Boston Fishwrap ^ | 6/27/16 | Abel
    The consequences of climate change on Boston are expected to be far more calamitous than previous studies have suggested, a new report commissioned by the city says. In the worst-case scenario, sea levels could rise more than 10 feet by the end of the century — nearly twice what was previously predicted — plunging about 30 percent of Boston under water. Temperatures in 2070 could exceed 90 degrees for 90 days a year, compared with an average of 11 days now. And changes in precipitation could mean a 50 percent decline in annual snowfall, punctuated by more frequent heavy storms...
  • Wells Fargo: Proudly Plunging Toward Bankruptcy

    06/23/2016 4:55:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2016 | Mike Adams
    Market watch recently reported that Wells Fargo stock has plunged into its greatest losing streak in nearly nine years. This comes as little surprise given the fact that the company has experienced a takeover at the hands of radical leftists. Leftists may be experts in certain things like organic gardening, herbal healing, and folk music. But they are not known for their expertise in economics and personal finance. In case you have missed Wells Fargo’s recent radical political shift, here are some of the highlights:-GOP Convention Boycott. It is pretty difficult to imagine a bank boycotting a major political party...
  • Bill Whittle's Firewall: Guns, Islam and Orlando

    06/22/2016 4:35:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 6-22-2016 | Bill Whittle
    Warning: this video contains extremely graphic content.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VESsSJn88QTranscript: 49 people are dead in Orlando, in the worst mass shooting in the nation's history. Barack Obama initial public statement concerning this latest unspeakable horror can be summed up in a few sentences: First: Islam? What's that? Second: Easy access to guns caused the massacre Third: We Americans are to blame. Fourth: This is just another case of homegrown extremism. The word Islam never came up during the Presidents initial remarks to the nation, so let me see if I can fill in a bit of his educational deficiency. Mr. Obama, the word...
  • Why I Refuse To Apologize For My Son Wearing a Dress

    06/21/2016 7:47:02 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 59 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 20, 2016 | Martie Sirois
    Transgender: The American “hot button” du jour. Even as I type this article, Dr. Phil is on the TV in the background, interviewing a man who is sobbing over the pain he feels with his adult son transitioning to female. He feels that “someone has got him;” that “something has come over” his son. He absolutely cannot accept his son as anything other than male. He is shaking and seething as Dr. Phil says, “We’re going to soon meet ‘Steph’,” (the man’s trans daughter, who wishes to debut as her “authentic self” on national TV). Earlier today, Kathie Lee &...
  • Geomorphology provides multiple evidences for the global flood

    06/21/2016 10:38:07 AM PDT · by fishtank · 6 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 6-21-16 | Michael J. Oard
    Geomorphology provides multiple evidences for the global flood by Michael J. Oard Geomorphology is a subfield of geology which specializes in studying and explaining the shape of the earth’s surface—its mountain ranges, plateaus, and plains. It includes study of small-scale features such as hills, valleys, slopes, and canyons. The individual features of the landscape within the field of geomorphology are called landforms. Geomorphology is a ‘gold mine’ of evidence for the Genesis Flood.
  • Valerie Jarrett: We Need To ‘Drown Out’ The NRA [AUDIO](call in Q&A)

    06/21/2016 7:47:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/21/2016 | Christian Datoc
    Senior Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett told reporters on a Monday conference call that the way to stop mass shootings is to “drown out” the voice of the NRA.
  • Liberal self-hating Jews find a standard-bearer in Bernie Sanders

    06/21/2016 6:24:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/21/2016 | David Lawrence
    I don't know where and when we Jews learned to hate ourselves. I guess it's that so many millions of people hate us that we feel it's easier to go along with them. We assume we must have deserved it if we were almost wiped out during WWII, and now Iran (aided by Obama's nuclear negotiations) wants to do it again. In the concentration camps, some Jews identified with the Nazis and shoved each other into ovens. In The Bridge on the River Kwai, Alec Guinness identified with the Japanese and tried to save the bridge he had built for...
  • Low Information Activism: People Mag Urges Gun Control(Satire?LOL)

    06/21/2016 6:06:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/20/2016 | Matt Philbin
    People Magazine is doing its bit for our republic, and a thankless task it must be. Imagine trying to get People readers to telephone their senators or representatives, as Editorial Director Jess Cagle urges in the June 27 issue, to make sure they “know how you feel about their approach our nation’s epidemic of gun violence.” It can't be easy to coax civic engagement from people who willingly consume articles about Miley Cyrus's latest beach vacation or The Gillmore Girls reunion. So People gets a star for trying. People helpfully published the numbers of all 535 national legislators after its...
  • On NBC, Blake Lively Blames Global Warming for Shark Attack in Movie(dolt!)

    06/21/2016 5:57:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/20/2016 | Scott Whitlock
    Appearing on the Today show, Monday, to promote her new shark movie, actress Blake Lively implied that the reason her character is in peril is global warming. Talking to Savannah Guthrie about The Shallows, she asserted, “Because of global warming, sharks are pushed closer to shore. And she's attacked and you think of a shark attack being in the deep ocean, but it’s almost scarier when shore is right there.” SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: Well, set the scene for us a little bit. We kind of did. Nancy is your character. She's brave. She's a medical student. So, we know she's resourceful.
  • Dishonest NPR Tells of 'Regular' Mom Who Put the Con in Gun Contro(momunists)

    06/21/2016 5:49:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/20/2016 | Tim Graham
    Beware liberal media propagandists trying to sell you a liberal as “just regular people....folding the kids’ laundry...who had never done anything political before.” Baloney. On Friday’s Morning Edition, NPR was the latest outlet who presented this fakery for one Shannon Watts, who founded the group One Million Moms for Gun Control after the Sandy Hook mass murder in December of 2012. CHRIS ARNOLD: Much of the groundswell behind this crusade comes from just regular people pulled into it for their own reasons. For a woman named Shannon Watts -- she was drawn in by another mass shooting, the murder of...