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  • Socialists and Fascists Have Always Been Kissing Cousins

    12/05/2018 7:35:24 AM PST · by Heartlander · 9 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | November 9, 2018 | Bradley J. Birzer
    Socialists and Fascists Have Always Been Kissing Cousins By Bradley J. Birzer • November 9, 2018 In 1939, the same year the Germans and the Russians mutually consented to rape Poland, T.S. Eliot rather famously (or, I suppose for some, infamously) declared: “If you will not have God (and He is a jealous God), you should pay your respects to Hitler or Stalin.” Eliot, of course, could not have been more correct. In 1936, you had three choices: National Socialism, international socialism, or dignity.In 2018, we find ourselves in similar circumstances, even if they aren’t quite as clear cut as...
  • The Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965

    12/02/2018 5:22:56 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 24 replies
    https://cis.org ^ | By Jerry Kammer on September 30, 2015
    The Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965 Political figures and historic circumstances produced dramatic, unintended consequences As President Lyndon Johnson signed a landmark immigration reform bill into law at a ceremony beneath the Statue of Liberty on October 3, 1965, he predicted the legislation would not significantly affect the life of the nation, but also declared it would accomplish an important national goal. "This bill that we will sign today is not a revolutionary bill," the president said. "It does not affect the lives of millions. It will not reshape the structure of our daily lives. ... Yet it is still...
  • 7.0 Quake Damages Sarah Palins Home: Family Is Intact

    11/30/2018 5:31:00 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Nov 2018 | Michelle Moons
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palins family survived Fridays 7.0 earthquake, but their home did not, Palin said after the quake. Palin asked for prayers for Alaska following Fridays massive 7.0 earthquake. Our family is intact house is not Palin tweeted. I imagine thats the case for many, many others. So thankful to be safe; praying for our state following the earthquake:....The quake was measured at a 6.6 magnitude early on but soon thereafter was updated to a 7.0 magnitude event..... Pictures and video of massive damage began streaming out showing trashed newsrooms and crumbled roads.
  • House 2020: The new crossover districts

    11/29/2018 12:36:35 PM PST · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    Larry Sabato Crysatl Ball ^ | November 29, 2018
    GOP path to retaking control likely goes through Trump-won districts now held by Democrats Following the 2018 election, it appears as though Republicans will only hold three districts won by Hillary Clinton in 2016, while Democrats are on track to hold 31 districts won by Donald Trump in 2016. As Republicans plot a House comeback in 2020, most of their obvious targets are in those Trump-won districts now represented by Democrats, many of whom just got elected. House 2020: A first look s of Wednesday afternoon, Democrats appeared likely to hold a 235-200 majority to start the next...
  • Hoaxed: The Illegal Alien Mom with Barefoot Kids Photo was a Setup

    11/26/2018 8:51:05 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 69 replies
    Gatewatpundit ^ | November 26, 2018 | Joe hoft
    Hoaxed: The Illegal Alien Mom with Barefoot Kids Photo was a Setup Another Staged #FakeNews Production After further review, yesterdays horrific picture of a woman with barefoot children running from the US border wall was a hoax. In the background of the picture a group of men are posing for one camera man and another is running towards another camera man. In other areas, people are just standing around. The woman with the children was just a photo-op:
  • In the United States, right-wing violence is on the rise

    11/25/2018 7:52:03 PM PST · by Musket · 102 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 11-25-2018 | Wesley Lowery, Kimberly Kindy, Andrew Tran
    Over the past decade, attackers motivated by right-wing political ideologies have committed dozens of shootings, bombings and other acts of violence, far more than any other category of domestic extremist, according to a Washington Post analysis of data on global terrorism.
  • White House petition: Seat Alex Jones next to Jim Acosta in Brady briefing room

    11/24/2018 7:00:11 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 24, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    CNN reporter Jim Acosta and Infowars publisher Alex Jones could both lob questions at President Trumps press secretary if petitioners succeed in an effort pending on the White House website. A publicly-created petition recently posted on the We the People section of the official White House site calls on the Trump administration to grant press credentials to the right-wing Infowars publisher and assign him a seat him alongside CNNs chief White House correspondent. Alex Jones first amendment rights are being violated everyday he does not have White House press credentials, wrote the petitions creator. Let Alex Jones have press credentials...
  • Educating Millennials & In-laws on Communism

    11/23/2018 1:20:44 PM PST · by Bogle · 6 replies
    Communism at "Peace" ^ | 11/23/18 | Bogle
    No better time than Thanksgiving break to empower yourself against your leftist relatives... If the rest of us don't matter to them, at least the left should know how communism crushed gays, native Americans, unions, etc., See the reference site "Communism at 'Peace'" ( http://communiststats.com/ ). In 2 minutes, anyone will understand the insanity of unchecked liberalism.
  • You Snooze, You Lose: Insurers Make The Old Adage Literally True

    11/21/2018 2:01:28 PM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 34 replies
    propublica.org ^ | 11/21/18 | Marshall Allen
    Millions of sleep apnea patients rely on CPAP breathing machines to get a good nights rest. Health insurers use a variety of tactics, including surveillance, to make patients bear the costs. Experts say its part of the insurance industry playbook. Last March, Tony Schmidt discovered something unsettling about the machine that helps him breathe at night. Without his knowledge, it was spying on him. From his bedside, the device was tracking when he was using it and sending the information not just to his doctor, but to the maker of the machine, to the medical supply company that provided it...
  • Election fraud scheme on L.A.'s skid row fake names for cigarettes and cash

    11/20/2018 10:53:47 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 9 replies
    https://www.latimes.com ^ | HANNAH FRY and MARISA GERBER NOV 20, 2018
    A forged signature swapped for $1 or sometimes a cigarette. The crude exchange played out hundreds of times on L.A.s skid row during the 2016 election cycle and again this year, prosecutors said Tuesday as they announced criminal charges against nine people accused in a fraud scheme. Using cash and cigarettes as lures, the defendants approached homeless people on skid row and asked them to forge signatures on state ballot measure petitions and voter registration forms, the district attorneys office said. The defendants some of whom were scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday face several criminal charges, including...
  • Some advice for those returning to rebuild in the California fire zones.

    11/18/2018 7:59:00 AM PST · by Dupin · 52 replies
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    Just a little advice: First, put in an underground fire shelter about 20 feet down. There are companies out there which make very good ones from just the smaller shelters up to the kind one can live in for years if they had to and a couple of hundred thousand dollars added on to rebuilding is a small price to pay for the safety and security those things provide. Imagine simply going underground instead of evacuating to wait a fire out in comfort since one can get power generators as part of the deal. Build a monolithic dome home instead...
  • What does right of free press mean exactly?

    11/16/2018 6:20:07 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 22 replies
    My essential understanding is that every right in the Constitution was for everybody. In the case of the free press, we are the free press. It was not just to a select group of people, who publish articles on the various media. But I need better proof than this from references. Can you help me?
  • 92 Military Dogs coming home "Good job Pooches" come home and rest !

    11/15/2018 6:43:59 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 14 replies
    92 Military Dogs coming home "Good job Pooches" come home and rest !Link Only
  • Democrat Katie Porter unseats two-time incumbent Rep. Mimi Walters in Californias 45th CD

    11/15/2018 6:03:09 PM PST · by SMGFan · 22 replies
    LATimes ^ | November 15, 2018
    First-time candidate Katie Porter, a UC Irvine law professor and consumer protection attorney, defeated two-time incumbent Rep. Mimi Walters of Laguna Niguel in Californias 45th Congressional District, becoming the first Democrat elected to the seat in the longtime Republican stronghold in Orange County. Porter ran on a progressive platform, touting her support for universal healthcare and vowing to take corporate money out of politics. Her victory in the wealthy, highly educated district including Tustin and Mission Viejo, which had never sent a Democrat to Congress, signals the shifting political landscape in the county.
  • Are the Laws of the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life?

    11/15/2018 5:19:25 AM PST · by Heartlander · 73 replies
    Discover ^ | November 12, 2018 | Korey Haynes
    Are the Laws of the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life? By Korey Haynes | November 12, 2018 Humans have often looked at the night sky and wondered if there’s anyone else out there. But stare into that darkness long enough, and many wonder instead: how did we get here? What were the odds, in a universe so enormous and chaotic, that humans should have come to exist at all? Is life, let alone intelligent life, such a wildly improbable occurrence that we’re the only ones here? Or are we an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics?Life exists on Earth (assuming...
  • MacArthur loses New Jersey House race to Democratic challenger Andy Kim

    11/14/2018 2:21:50 PM PST · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2018
    ep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) lost his seat to Democratic challenger Andy Kim on Wednesday, resulting in a near-wipeout for the GOP in the state, The Associated Press reported. With MacArthur's loss, Democrats successfully flipped four Republican seats in New Jersey in the midterm elections this year, some of which had been held by the GOP for decades. Come January, there will only be one Republican congressman from New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith, who easily won reelection in a Republican-friendly district. MacArthur's race was considered a toss-up, though President Trump won the district by 6 points in 2016.
  • Ancient Chinese Writing Tells The Biblical Story

    This is interesting. The Chinese language testifies the veracity of the Bible.
  • 2000 year old Roman-period carvings discovered

    11/10/2018 11:19:30 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/18
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slmL71jr0hM
  • Breaking: First Gun Confiscation Killing Reported in Maryland

    11/09/2018 11:37:13 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 31 replies
    https://conservative-daily.com ^ | By Max McGuire/ 11/06/2018
    This is absolutely tragic. Police officers in Anne Arundel County, Maryland arrived at a mans home to confiscate his guns under the states Red Flag law. When he answered the door holding a gun, a fight ensued and they shot him dead. For months, we have been warning you about the so-called red flag bills that are being passed in states around the country. These laws allow family members, friends, and even complete strangers to turn gun owners into police to have their firearms confiscated. It is then up to the gun owner to prove that he or she deserves...
  • CHART: How Have Your Members Of Congress Voted On Gun Bills?

    11/09/2018 11:29:45 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 1 replies
    https://www.npr.org ^ | February 19, 2018 5:00 AM ET
    Because some bills aim to loosen gun restrictions (such as the February 2017 bill to ease restrictions on mentally ill people's ability to get firearms) and some bills aim to tighten them (Dianne Feinstein's 2016 amendment to stop people on the terrorist watch list from getting guns), we have color-coded people's votes in terms of whether they broadly speaking voted to increase or decrease gun restrictions. Note: Alabama Republican Sen. Richard Shelby was a Democrat until 1994, when he changed parties. And here's a brief description of each bill represented above: Brady Bill (1993, House and Senate): Enacted...