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  • The Left-Right Divide Is About Reality Itself

    11/05/2019 3:49:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | November 5, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    The left-right divide in America is, unfortunately, unbridgeable. There are three reasons. First, we are divided by our vision of what we want America to be. The right believes the founders' vision was brilliant and moral, that bourgeois middle-class values are superior to alternative value systems; that rights come from God, not man; and that the state must be as small as possible. The left (not liberals) shares none of those values. Second, we are divided by the means we use to achieve our vision. Given their different ends, left and right obviously differ on what means to use to...
  • Success Breeds Failure

    08/30/2019 8:12:15 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 52 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 8/30/2019 | John Conlin
    The United States is the freest, wealthiest, most tolerant society the world has ever known. Even today’s poor live lives undreamed of by royalty less than a century ago. Yet in what seems like a major disconnect from this reality, we have major politicians calling for a transformation of society. Why is this? Well, other than pandering for votes and power, which is a large part of it, there is another more basic and more dangerous process at work. And that is success breeds failure. This is a common and accurate theme in management thinking. Success breeds complacency. Success can...
  • Todd Chrisley 'tried to extort his own daughter over sex tape' a month [tr]

    08/15/2019 6:46:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 15, 2019 | Sophie Tanno
    Todd Chrisley is accused of trying to extort his own daughter with a sex tape, just a month before he and his wife were charged with federal tax evasion and bank fraud. Lindsie Chrisley reportedly told police her father tried extorting her to get her to lie about his tax issues as he faces potentially decades in prison. She has distanced herself from her family after father Todd, 51, and stepmother Julie, 48, were arrested Wednesday and appeared in court in Atlanta, Georgia, for 12 counts of bank fraud and federal tax evasion. The couple could face up to 30...
  • Why Love Island is a £136million FAKE: Contestants learn scripts by heart, [tr]

    07/28/2019 4:47:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2019 | Katie Hind
    When personal trainer Jack Fowler locked lips with aspiring actress Georgia Steel on Love Island, the torrid kiss summed up everything that has made the show a guilty pleasure for millions. He was shamelessly cheating on Laura Anderson, another contestant – and Laura’s supposed friendship with Georgia was shattered in an instant. But the deception went far further than a single broken heart. For the passionate embrace in last year’s series is one of many instances of TV fakery in the supposed reality show, according to whistleblowers who have spoken to The Mail on Sunday. ITV acknowledge the show is...
  • Hannah Brown Opens up About Being ‘Slut-Shamed’ for Talking About Sex on The Bachelorette [tr]

    07/20/2019 4:01:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    People ^ | July 19, 2019 | Brianne Tracy
    Hannah Brown isn’t here for slut-shaming. Throughout her season of The Bachelorette, the former pageant queen has openly discussed her sex life — and even boldly declared “I have had sex, and Jesus still loves me” while sending contestant Luke Parker packing — but she has received backlash on social media for the decision.
  • Some Congressional Expulsions Are in Order

    07/18/2019 9:03:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American ^ | July 18, 2019 | Rich Logis
    Last month, I compared the state of Democrat political affairs to the 1998 film The Truman Show. Democrats have created for their voters a world where truth and reality are supplanted by fantasy and make-believe. Thanks to the Democrats, last week's congressional immigration hearing was the embodiment of the "Truman Show" concept. Our Customs and Border Protection agents, in addition to Tom Homan, former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement director, were shouted at, impugned, disrespected, and attacked ad hominem. Every U.S. representative and U.S. senator takes the following Oath of Office: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will...
  • British TV sensation Love Island makes its US debut: 11 single men and women [tr]

    07/10/2019 6:58:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 10, 2019 | Luke Kenton
    Reality show phenomenon Love Island officially debuted in the US on Tuesday night – and one islander was quick to cause a stir. Now in its fifth season in Britain, the US version started by following 11 single guys and girls on their quest for true love in a stunning beach-front abode in Fiji, a journey promised to be filled with bust-ups, break-ups and raunchy run-ins. The first episode appeared to captivate and enrage its audience in equal measure when it cut to a commercial break just as it reached a dramatic conclusion - and returned moments later purely to...
  • Why Not Socialism?

    06/05/2019 9:43:20 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/23/2019 | John Conlin
    Today, socialism is making a renewed push in the U.S. and has found a willing consumer among both the young and older bleeding hearts. Whether they understand what it would truly mean to become an socialist country is meaningless. They are behind it 100%. Conservatives are losing this argument, as they have for decades, because they argue from a false position. Even conservatives talk about having this or that political opinion as if it is something you can just personally chose; that it needn’t be tethered to any other reality. Kind of like which tastes better, chicken or pork… decent...
  • Why our Understanding of Reality is False

    04/18/2019 5:20:21 PM PDT · by vannrox · 81 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 18APR19 | Editorial Staff
    One of the reasons why humans are handicapped in our understanding of reality is because of our reliance on the “scientific method”. It is a system based on observation. The problem with this method is that our understanding of reality is corrupted by the limits imposed by observation. Indeed, as well well know, it is the perception of the observer that changes our reality. This is a well understood rule. If you the reader, don’t “get it”, then you need to study quantum mechanics 101. For in the last two decades the entire foundation of our understanding of reality has...
  • The Provider

    02/16/2019 10:30:44 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 6 replies
    email | 2/16/2019 | unknown
    A young woman brought her fiancé home to meet her parents. After dinner, her mother told the girl's father to find out about the young man. The father invited the fiancé to his study for a talk."So, what are your plans?" the father asked the young man. A "I am a biblical scholar," he replied. "A biblical scholar, hmmm?" the father said. "Admirable, but what will you do to provide a nice house for my daughter to live in?" "I will study," the young man replied, "and God will provide for us." "And how will you buy her a beautiful...
  • How to Fight a Narcissis

    01/28/2019 5:57:40 PM PST · by huckfillary · 24 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | January 29, 2019 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    I recently posted the following meme and was asked to expand: How to survive a narcissist: Reality is what it is. Not what the narcissist claims it is. Objectivity trumps toxic. My point: You’re less subject to narcissists or other toxic people if you’re confident and competent in the use of your own objective, reasoning mind. Consider the narcissists in our government. They want us to believe we cannot exist without them. They want us to believe we are helpless, perpetually vulnerable people who cannot possibly cope — without their stupid, economy-thrashing, initiative-killing, Constitution-bashing programs. If you’re confident in your...
  • Disparities galore

    12/26/2018 5:15:09 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 12/25/2018 | Mr. Walter Williams
    Much is made about observed differences between sexes and among races. The nation’s academic and legal elite try to sell us on the notion that men and women and people of all races should be proportionally represented in socio-economic characteristics. They make statements such as “Though African Americans and Hispanics make up approximately 32 percent of the U.S. population, they (constituted) 56 percent of all incarcerated people in 2015” and “20 percent of Congress is women. Only 5 percent of CEOs are.” These differences are frequently referred to as disparities. Legal professionals, judges, politicians, academics and others often operate under...
  • Love Stories

    12/19/2018 11:35:47 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 49 replies
    email | 12/19/2018 | unknown
    <p>One evening, after the honeymoon, Dick was working on his Harley in the garage. His new wife was standing there by the bench watching him.</p> <p>After a long period of silence she finally said, "Honey, I've just been thinking, now that we're married, maybe it's time you quit spending so much of your time out here in your garage. You probably should consider selling your Harley and all that welding equipment; they take up so much of your time. And that gun collection and fishing gear, they just take up so much space. And you know the boat is such an ongoing expense; and you hardly use it. I also think you should lose all those stupid model airplanes and your home brewing equipment and what's the use of that vintage hot rod?</p>
  • ‘Temptation Island’ Trailer: The Reality Series Is Back With More Tears And Hot Tub Betrayal

    12/05/2018 8:58:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | December 4, 2018 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    There isn’t a better way to prove your love for somebody than to travel to paradise with three other couples and 24 single men and women and see if your significant other will stay loyal or jump in a hot tub and prove that they are cheating trash. That said, thank God Temptation Island is back. In the new trailer for the USA Network’s revival of the reality series, original host Mark L. Walberg returns to oversee four couples as they decide to stay together or give into — as the title of the series suggests — temptation. The four...
  • Bachelor Mansion among homes caught in the vicious California Woolsey Fire

    11/10/2018 5:03:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 10, 2018 | Brittany Valadez
    The Bachelor Mansion has been announced as one of the homes burned in the devastating California Woolsey Fire. According to Variety, the famed reality show location did not escape the blazing fires that have spread across southern California. The 'lower house has reportedly been destroyed, while flames have reached the back patio of the main house and are continuing to advance,' says the site.
  • Reality Winner will ask Trump to reverse her ‘so unfair’ prison sentence

    09/01/2018 7:00:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 31, 2018 | Johnny Edwards
    When her mother told her that President Donald Trump had tweeted about her case, Reality Winner braced for the worst. After all, ever since her arrest for leaking a top-secret document, strangers on the internet have called her a traitor, mocked her name and gloated over her legal predicament. But Trump didn’t gloat and he didn’t mock, at least not her. The day after a federal judge handed her a record-setting prison sentence, Winner heard her mother read the president’s words through a phone receiver at the Lincoln County jail, where she’s been incarcerated for more than a year. “Gee,...
  • Bill Loud, the Father of TV’s ‘An American Family,’ Dies at 97

    07/27/2018 2:16:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 27, 2018 | William Yardley
    Bill Loud was not the first person to play the role of a father on television. What made him a pioneer was that he was not acting — and that he was often not acting responsibly. In 1973, when PBS broadcast “An American Family,” Mr. Loud, who died on Thursday in Los Angeles at 97, was the tan and philandering head of an affluent real-life household whose domestic dramas in Santa Barbara, Calif., were captured on camera for 300 hours and edited into 12 hourlong episodes now regarded as the genesis of reality television. “An American Family” shocked American families....
  • Scott Adams truth bombs the #Walkaway movement.

    07/19/2018 6:08:17 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 36 replies ^ | 3 Jul 2018 | #walkaway fansite
    Coffee with Scott Adams. On Periscope. Episode, "Scott Adams talks about civil war, #walkaway, The weed poison pill, Mike Lee, eliminating ICE"
  • {Satire} Rejected Seattle Tourism Ad [2018]

    07/06/2018 5:03:01 PM PDT · by llevrok · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/6/2018
  • Cramer: Mainstream media narrative that Trump is wrong on China trade war is at odds with reality

    07/06/2018 9:55:59 AM PDT · by NRx · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07-06-2018 | Matthew J. Belvedere
    CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday that many Americans support President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, but contended that their voices are being drowned out. “We simply, as a people, seem to be united that the president's position is wrong. I hear more of that on TV than I hear reality. I think that there are a lot of people [who say], ‘Thank you for standing up for us,’” Cramer said on CNBC. Just after midnight on Friday, the United States and China exchanged $34 billion worth of tariffs. The American duties affect products such as water boilers, X-ray machine...