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  • Department store apocalypse is taking its toll on NYC

    07/16/2018 8:22:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 14, 2018 | Steve Cuozzo
    I’m going to miss Lord & Taylor like mad when the Fifth Avenue flagship closes next year. It isn’t only because of the unlikely bargains I scored on its often-deserted men’s floors — a red vinyl Perry Ellis-label jacket, marked down from $79.95 to $39.95 that strangers hilariously mistake for Armani, and a wool winter coat as good as any for $49.99. I won’t miss the once-charming but more recently cheap-looking holiday windows that weren’t worth waiting on line for. But Lord & Taylor, like every big department store, offered a welcoming civility that softened the city’s rough edges. New...
  • Today Was a Breathtaking Display of the Democrats’ and Media’s Rank Hypocrisy

    07/16/2018 1:10:51 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 32 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The Evening Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) In 2003, after it had become apparent that the U.S. and allied forces who had invaded Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein were not going to find the vaunted weapons of mass destruction that served as the pretense for justifying the invasion, the fake U.S. and international news media, in coordination with the Democrat Party, demonized the U.S. intelligence community for its apparent failure to properly assess the treat. The employees and leaders of the CIA, DIA, FBI, NSA and all the myriad other alphabet agencies that make up the U.S. intel...
  • So, You Think You're Tolerant?

    07/16/2018 8:24:12 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/16/18 | Dave Rubin
    Tolerance--a word we hear a lot these days--is “the ability to live with people whose opinions and behavior you don’t agree with.” That’s essentially how Oxford defines it, how Merriam-Webster defines it and how we, as a society, have always defined it. You may favor the death penalty while your cousin is against it. Your dad might have voted for Trump, your mom for Clinton and your brother may not have voted at all. Whatever differences we have, tolerating the opinions of another is a prerequisite to a functioning and free society. America itself was built on a foundation of...
  • The left’s fraudulent voter registration numbers are psy-ops lies

    07/16/2018 8:08:34 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 14 replies
    vanity | July 16, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    Recently our intelligence was insulted by the left’s lie machine once again. This time the lies centered on a comparison between the number of voters registered as Democrats and the number registered as Republicans. We were told that as Republicans it was time to hide under our beds and quiver because by some 12 million registered voters the Democrats had a huge edge over Republicans. This is a lie based on numbers picked out of the air. Here are some voter registration numbers NOT picked out of the air but drown from public records dating back to 2016. THIS is...
  • Trump Plans to Undo Obama Rule Letting Unions Skim Dues

    07/16/2018 6:45:14 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | July 12, 2018 | Michael Tennant
    Trump Plans to Undo Obama Rule Letting Unions Skim Dues From Medicaid Payments The Trump administration is taking steps to prevent labor unions from withholding dues for home healthcare workers from their Medicaid payments, an Obama-era innovation that many observers believe is illegal. On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed undoing a 2014 rule allowing states to skim public-sector union dues from Medicaid payments to independent home healthcare providers on the theory that those providers are de facto public employees — a privilege that has netted unions anywhere from $71 million (CMS’ estimate) to $200 million...
  • Trump Era Gun Checks Remain near Record Levels in June of 2018

    07/16/2018 6:36:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Many people believed that President Trump would preside over an era of decreasing firearm sales. Firearm sales dropped a little from the record levels in the 2016 presidential election year. They did not drop much. 2017 had the second highest ever yearly total NICS checks. 2018 is trending higher than 2017. In 2017, at the end of June, the total NICS checks were 12,601,112. 2018 is becoming the second highest year on record. In 2016, the all time record year, they were 13,829,491 at the end of June. In 2018, they have moved up from 2017 and are approaching...
  • Trump and Putin Meet, DC Establishment Throws a Fit

    07/16/2018 5:09:32 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 28 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Yes, Virginia, the fake news media is the enemy of the people. – In an interview with CBS that aired on Sunday, President Donald Trump said this in response to a question about who are America’s “foes”?: “Well, I think we have a lot of foes. I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade. Now, you wouldn’t think of the European Union, but they’re a foe. Russia is foe in certain respects. China is a foe economically, certainly they are a foe. But that doesn’t...
  • Hillary begins speech: ‘I’m so tired, I can barely stand’

    07/16/2018 4:43:39 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 68 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 7/14/18 | Kyle Olsen
    Hillary Clinton may have visions of 2020 — if she can just keep her eyes open. The failed presidential candidate started her speech to the American Federation of Teachers union on Friday in a bizarre way: by telling everyone how tired she was. “Well, I’ll tell you,” she said, “I’ve been back there listening to Randi (Weingarten) and I’m so exhausted, I can barely stand here.” Clinton flashed moments of bitterness and anger to the unionists gathered in Pittsburgh. Receiving the Women’s Rights Award from the union, she railed on how she has been oppressed in life.
  • Police ban our National flag from the 134th Durham miners Gala?

    07/15/2018 11:23:29 PM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    Durham Miners Gala, 134th to be held was held this weekend, the first I have missed in many years. And how I now wish I had been there because this is beyond ridiculous, it is now against the law to fly the Union flags at it because it may cause trouble according the “Durham police Farce”???? The Miners Gala is and has always been a celebration of the history of the area both of the mines and the people of Country Durham and surrounding areas, which includes tens of thousands of men that fought under the Union flag with the...
  • Good charities? (vanity)

    07/15/2018 6:52:17 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 42 replies
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    <p>So I'm doing a little research on worthwhile charities. And I came across Samaritan's Purse. I read their write-up on Charity Navigator. It all sounded good, until I came across the compensation paid to its CEO. W. Franklin Graham III makes over $600,00 per year!</p>
  • Reality check: Does name-blind hiring help improve diversity?

    07/15/2018 3:12:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Global News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Jane Gerster
    There will be no names on the hundreds of resumés the hiring committee of a Toronto law firm sifts through this summer. Lenczner Slaght plans to remove every name from every resumé submitted as part of the 2019 summer student hiring process, which begins next month and will see upwards of 450 candidates whittled down to fewer than 10 hires. It’s an attempt to prevent unconscious bias from seeping into hiring decisions and knocking white women and men and women of colour out of the running on the basis of non-white and non-male sounding names....
  • The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking

    07/15/2018 1:24:17 PM PDT · by OddLane · 78 replies
    The Tom Woods Show ^ | June 4, 2018 | Thomas E. Woods
    No wonder my listeners demanded this episode. Saifedean Ammous takes an economic perspective informed by the Austrian School and applies it to Bitcoin and why it matters. He discusses the various roles Bitcoin can play, and parries common objections. (We also take an animated detour into the BCH/BTC discussion, for those of you interested.)
  • Lawsuit Hearing To Remove Xavier Becerra as California Attorney General

    07/15/2018 10:20:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/15/18 | Katy Grimes
    Lawsuit Hearing To Remove Xavier Becerra as California Attorney General Should the powerful be allowed to ignore or change the laws they don’t agree with? Of course not. But that issue is at the heart of a lawsuit filed in May by former Attorney General candidate Eric Early against the unelected, appointed California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who is running to keep his office. The case was heard Friday morning in Sacramento Superior Court. When Becerra filed his election paperwork with the California Secretary of State, he represented that he was qualified for the position of Attorney General. However, according...
  • RUN HILLARY RUN!

    07/15/2018 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/15/18 | Jeff Crouere
    It will be interesting to see if Hillary will allow her ego to overwhelm the cold hard facts of political reality During the ascendancy of Donald Trump to the top of the Republican Party and the presidency, the media has devoted plenty of attention to the in-fighting in the GOP. In the 2016 presidential race, Trump overthrew the entrenched party establishment by defeating 16 Republican challengers and winning the nomination. Ever since then, a dedicated band of GOP “Never Trumpers” has criticized the President’s every move and given plenty of support to the media and Democrat opponents of his agenda....
  • After Two Weeks, Premier Ford’s Influence Felt Beyond Ontario

    07/15/2018 10:17:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/15/18 | Arthur Weinreb
    Ford was elected to save Ontario from economic and cultural disaster. If the last two weeks have shown anything, the premier may very well save the entire country On June 29, Douglas Robert Ford Jr. was sworn in as Ontario’s 26th premier. After 15 years of disastrous Liberal Party rule, Ford won a majority government based upon his promises to undo many of the terrible policies that saw the once mighty economic engine of Canada become a have-not province and an economic train wreck that saw many Ontarians forced to choose between heating and eating. As people are these days,...
  • All Over Now But for the Dart-Throwing at Trump Pictures on the Backs of Bedroom Doors

    07/15/2018 10:15:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/15/18 | Judi McLeod
    British Trump Protest: Capital ‘B’ Blimey! Now that President Donald Trump’s gone and Angry Baby Blimp’s air’s been let out, the British media and pot-banging protesters can go back to bobbing soggy crumpets in Sunday teacups. The big news today? ‘The Royal family ‘snub’ Trump: Prince Charles and Prince William “forced” the Queen to meet the US president alone after they refused to take part in his four-day-tour of Britain’.
  • Jeff Sessions Holds all the Keys to the Mid-term Elections

    07/15/2018 5:53:22 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 43 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Note to America: Dianne Feinstein is no longer far left enough for California Democrats. – Yes, let that one sink in for a minute before you continue on. Senator Feinstein, who has held her senate seat since 1992 and was the very liberal mayor of San Francisco from 1978 through 1988, was basically given a vote of no confidence by the executive board of her own political party in her home state on Saturday, as party delegates voted overwhelmingly to support her Democrat challenger in the November election. For those unfamiliar with...
  • Nigel Farage Show: 19th June 2018: Should cannabis be legalised in the UK?

    07/14/2018 8:42:17 PM PDT · by Ken H · 74 replies
    LBC You Tube Channel ^ | June 19, 2018 | Nigel Farage
    Nearly one hour of Nigel Farage and callers discussing cannabis legalization in the UK. He is in favor of it.
  • Why isn’t the media as interested in Elizabeth Heng as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

    07/14/2018 5:46:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 23 replies
    Glenn Beck.com ^ | July 13, 2018 | Glenn Beck
    If all you knew about American politics came from The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, or MSNBC, you'd think that a "Blue wave" is about to swamp the country, with hip, millennial geniuses like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surfing the crest of the wave. In fact, you would already think Ocasio-Cortez is the greatest hope for America since Barack Obama. America is a very large country, and reality is usually more complex than the media lets on. But, since the media already has their narrative and superstar Ocasio-Cortez set for this November, there's no room for another young, minority, female,...
  • The Student Debt Bubble Expands As Parents Do More Of The Borrowing

    07/14/2018 5:05:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Dollar Collapse ^ | 07/14/2018 | John Rubino
    Not so long ago, student debt was mostly the responsibility of students. That is, you paid for college with loans and then paid off those loans with the proceeds of the good job you got with an advanced education. These days it’s a little different. The cost of higher education is soaring, the jobs available to college grads don’t pay as much, relatively speaking, as they used to, and the size of loans available to students – though huge – don’t cover the full cost of many degrees. One might expect these changes to lead more students to work for...