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  • Why Ted Cruz Is Disliked Within the Beltway

    02/10/2016 11:19:31 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 20 replies
    Moon Battery ^ | 2/10/2016 | MB
    Donald Trump is unelectable because he is disliked by a large majority of the American population. In contrast, The biggest attack on Ted Cruz lodged by his detractors is that he is loathed inside Washington, especially in the Senate. We know why Trump is disliked by the American public: he is a shallow, unprincipled, insincere, obnoxious, egomaniacal jackass. Here is an example of why Cruz is disliked by Beltway pols: Despite being embroiled in the heat of the most important weeks of this presidential campaign, Cruz sent word to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he was placing a hold...
  • Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie Need to Go Home

    02/10/2016 11:05:09 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 29 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 2/10/2016 | Erick Erickson
    There is no rational basis for any of these candidates to stay in the race. Ben Carson's campaign imploded weeks ago. His best showing should have come in Iowa and it did not. He has continued to flounder around. A candidate with so much potential has instead become a whiner because his own campaign committed gross incompetence regarding his trip for clean clothes. Instead of admitting it, he has whined about Ted Cruz all week. Carly Fiorina has had ample opportunity to shine. But she has repeatedly gotten on debate stages only to enter the witness protection program immediately upon...
  • 'White guilt' video shown to high school students irks community [Henrico VA]

    02/10/2016 10:15:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 09, 2016
    An animated film designed as a lesson in "racial discourse" for students at a Virginia high school has led to backlash from community members who've taken issue with not-so subtle references to so-called white privilege throughout the video. [...] Officials at Glen Allen High School in Henrico said in a statement that the video, "The Unequal Opportunity Race," was a presentation involving "American history and racial discourse." [...] As the video begins, four athletes take their marks at the start of a race. While two white athletes immediately take off at the sound of the starting gun, two non-white athletes...
  • Trump and Sanders: The Founder's Worst Nightmare

    02/10/2016 8:48:08 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 71 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/10/2016 | John Yoo
    Our Framers would despair about the winners of the nation's first presidential primaries in New Hampshire. Though polar opposites with very different ideological starting points, both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders would have set the Framers' hair - or wigs - on fire. They designed the Constitution to moderate the people at home while preparing a president to act quickly to counter emergencies, crises, and war abroad. Instead, the Republicans have a demagogue and the Democrats have an economic radical who promise swift, extreme change. The men who met in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a new constitution designed it...
  • Breaking: Chris Christie Dropping Out of Presidential Race

    02/10/2016 8:33:39 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 38 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/1/02016 | Alex Griswold
    Republican Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie has dropped out of the presidential race, reports Fox Business. Despite a strategy that heavily focused money and resources on New Hampshire, Christie ended up in a disappointing sixth place Tuesday. Christie announced shortly after Tuesday's loss that he was retreating to New Jersey and would be reevaluating his campaign. Another major hurdle to Christie's prospects was that he was very unlikely to make Saturday's CBS debate. Polling at seventh place nationwide and sixth in the next primary state of South Carolina, Christie faced an uphill battle with no clear path to victory.
  • Like It Or Not, After New Hampshire, It's a Two Man Race Between Trump and Cruz

    02/10/2016 8:13:23 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 53 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 2/10/2016 | John Hawkins
    Since the modern primary system kicked in back in 76, no Republican has won without taking Iowa or New Hampshire. Since Cruz took Iowa and Trump was expected to take New Hampshire, that put Rubio in a difficult position. However, Rubio's team had an answer for that: 3rd in IA, 2nd in NH and 1st in SC. It hadn't been done that way on the Republican side, but that did seem like a plausible path to the nomination. Unfortunately, Rubio's 5th place finish in NH means both Jeb and Kasich will stay in and split the establishment vote. It also...
  • Wall Street jobs are leaving New York

    02/10/2016 7:54:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/10/2016 | Portia Crowe
    For many Goldman Sachs employees, commuting to work does not mean riding the subway down to the firm's waterfront headquarters at 200 West Street in New York City. That's because a quarter of Goldman Sachs' staff work in lower-cost "strategic locations" around the world. About 25% of the global investment bank's headcount is based in cheaper locations in the US and abroad, according to a presentation from CEO Lloyd Blankfein at the Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum on Tuesday. Goldman Sachs had 36,800 staff at the end of 2015, which means 9,200 staff are based in these low-cost locations. By...
  • Elementary School Volunteer Admits To Making Child Porn (Maryland)

    02/10/2016 6:11:26 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | February 9, 2016 | Linh Bui
    A volunteer teacher’s assistant at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School in Glenarden, police say 22-year-old Deonte Carraway used his position to prey on children. “We believe that Carraway targeted his young victims and videotaped vile sexual acts between minors during the school day on school grounds,” said an official. Carraway faces 10 counts of felony child pornography, among other charges.
  • Race Goes to South Carolina, With No Clear Republican Threat to Trump

    02/10/2016 3:52:05 AM PST · by RC one · 60 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 10, 2016 | TRIP GABRIEL
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — With Donald J. Trump’s decisive victory in New Hampshire and no strong runner-up among a pack of also-rans, the Republican race barreled into South Carolina on Wednesday shadowed by a question: whether any alternative candidate can gain enough support to threaten Mr. Trump’s drive to the nomination. Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, the second-place finisher in New Hampshire with less than half the support of Mr. Trump, arrives in this more conservative Southern state where he has little staff or support. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, resuming an effort here to enlist the Christian right, the key...
  • Donald Trump cruises to victory in New Hampshire

    02/10/2016 3:11:40 AM PST · by RC one · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin - The Washington Times -
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Donald Trump was projected as the winner of the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary Tuesday, easily outdistancing his rivals, claiming his first victory and firmly establishing himself as the candidate to beat. The billionaire businessman ran away with the contest, winning across all demographics, including committed Republicans and independents, conservatives and moderates, and regular voters as well as first-timers. He doubled the tally of the second-place finisher, Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Behind Mr. Kasich were Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida. Mr. Trump, meanwhile, showed he could...
  • Warner Music Pays $14 Million to End 'Happy Birthday' Copyright Lawsuit (public domain)

    02/10/2016 3:08:30 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 13 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 09, 2016 | Eriq Gardner
    Sing the song, blow out the candles, eat the cake and unwrap the gifts. According to a court filing on Monday, music publisher Warner/Chappell will pay $14 million to end a lawsuit challenging its hold on the English language's most popular song, "Happy Birthday to You." Additionally, the settlement stipulates a proposed final judgment and order that would declare the song to be in the public domain. A memorandum in support of the settlement sings the praises of the deal as "truly, an historic result." U.S. District Judge George H. King will have to sign off on it. The revelation...
  • Kuznicki: Trump Tries To Hide His Eminent Domain Beliefs

    02/09/2016 3:09:51 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 29 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/9/2016 | Jen Kuznicki
    Jeb Bush nailed Donald Trump on eminent domain on Saturday night, albeit in his usual inarticulate way. In response, Trump shushed him, perhaps because Jeb was getting a little too close to exposing the establishment crony capitalist that Trump is being revealed as. After recalling that Trump had,in a previous interview, said that he loved eminent domain, one of the moderators at the debate asked Trump if that policy would be appropriate to use for a hydroelectric power line called the Northern Pass. Initially, Trump didn't answer the question, but rather claimed that eminent domain was an "absolute necessity" for...
  • Happy Paczki(Poonch-key)Day!

    02/09/2016 11:22:45 AM PST · by RckyRaCoCo · 19 replies
    02/09/2016 | Me
    Just a little break from politics....
  • Black Protest Against Beyonce

    02/09/2016 11:52:30 AM PST · by New Jersey Realist · 25 replies
    Facebook ^ | 02/09/2016 | Johnathan Gentry
    Man puts Beyonce in her place after her racist half time show Sunday http://madworldnews.com/beyonce-place-racist-half-time/
  • Trump is Awesome.(vanity)

    02/09/2016 11:28:20 AM PST · by Zeneta · 144 replies
    Me | 2/09/2015 | Zeneta
    I don't know about you or any other Freepers out there but Donald Trump is the only man that can stop the Democrat Rats that have, here to for, dominated the Media. He is the only one that can eviscerate the MSM and get more attention in the process. I love it !!!!! He gets more media coverage than Hillary !!! Freaking Awesome. The media loves him and I can't get enough of his Bravado and his ascension among their ranks. Nobody can do what Trump does. He is a winner, and America needs a winner to change our course...
  • The Ugly 'SNL' Joke You Missed While Chuckling at 'Bernie Sanderswitzky'

    02/09/2016 10:09:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Forward ^ | February 8, 2016 | J.J. Goldberg
    his one went by so fast that most of us seem to have missed it. This past weekend’s Saturday Night Live had not one but two Jewish jokes. One was moderately funny, notable mainly for the fact that it came from the mouth of Senator Bernie Sanders, during a back-and-forth with his doppelganger Larry David. The other, delivered by Weekend Update fake news co-anchor Michael Che, was far more pointed and may just have crossed a line. Here’s Che’s bit: “On his first visit to a U.S. mosque, President Obama called on U.S. television producers to create characters that are...
  • Americans are quitting their jobs like crazy

    02/09/2016 8:07:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/09/2016 | Akin Oyedele
    Americans are quitting their jobs like crazy, and this is good news for wages. The latest monthly "Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey" (JOLTS) showed that in December, the total number of quits was 3.1 million, the highest level in a decade, while the quits rate was 2.1%, the highest since April 2008. This rate, which takes the number of quits divided by the number of employees who worked or were paid for work, is one of the labor-market metrics most closely watched by Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen. If people are quitting their jobs, it suggests that they are...
  • Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump

    02/08/2016 3:10:31 PM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/08/2016 | Nelson Hultberg
    I watched the GOP debates from New Hampshire this weekend, but endured only 30 minutes of the Iowa debate. I cannot watch Megyn Kelly without feeling repulsed. She is the hatchet girl for Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News to take down Donald Trump’s challenge of the establishment. She fancies herself a daring journalist, but hasn’t got the intellect to grasp the big picture, which is what is required to really be daring. Yes, she’s beautiful, but clearly a statist mentality ignorant of the crucial role of ideology in history. This comes through repeatedly in her interviews, which naturally are gratefully acknowledged...
  • Chinese New Year 2016 Facts: Traditional Food, Snacks And Recipes For Yusheng, Buddha’s Delight...

    02/08/2016 12:24:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 02/07/16 | Morgan Windsor
    http://www.ibtimes.com/chinese-lunar-new-year-2016-facts-traditional-food-snacks-easy-recipes-yusheng-2296736The Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is a time for reuniting with family and indulging in delicacies such as Buddha’s delight, nian gao and yusheng. Above, people pick up candies in a shop selling Chinese New Year goods at a market in Taipei, Taiwan, Feb. 3, 2016. The Year of the Monkey on the Chinese calendar will begin Monday, and festivals will be held worldwide to mark the Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year. While Chinese New Year traditions may differ in various regions of China and around the world, many delicacies consumed during the holiday period...
  • It’s Because He’s Black, Isn’t It?

    02/08/2016 1:08:13 PM PST · by all the best · 111 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | February 1, 2016 | Jim Goad
    Superstar NFL quarterback Cam Newton is black, and even though many people loudly insist that shouldn’t matter, it is precisely those people who are always making a preposterously huge deal of it. Chief among these offenders is Mr. Newton himself, who last Wednesday told reporters at a press conference that the reason he sometimes faces criticism is not because he’s a high-profile sports star and all of them sometimes face criticism—no, it is clearly his status as a Negroidal American that inspires the negative comments: I’m an African-American quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven’t seen...
  • Self Funding - The Most Compelling Aspect of the Trump Campaign is a Lie

    02/08/2016 1:06:58 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 79 replies
    Tell the Truth on Them ^ | 2/6/2016 | Larry Marciniack
    I have to admit that I found one aspect of the Trump campaign compelling: his claim that he was self-funding and therefore free of any obligations to his financiers. Any regular reader of mine knows my obsession with money in American politics. Money may not be the root of all evil, but it is the catalyst that produces the most evil in American politics! However my gut tells me to process anything coming from The Donald’s mouth with a healthy dose of skepticism. On face value I mistrust Trump. He looks slimy to me and has a history of being...
  • James 'Red' Moore, Negro League legend passes away at 99

    02/08/2016 12:41:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Nick Diunte
    James "Red " Moore, a long-time first baseman in the Negro Leagues, passed away in Atlanta, Georgia on February 6, 2016. He was 99. Born November 18, 1916 in Atlanta, Moore developed his talents at Booker T. Washington High School. His exploits in the field and at the plate attracted the attention of the Chattanooga Choo Choos of the Negro Southern League in 1935. Word of his play at first base spread through the league and he was picked up by the famed Newark Eagles of the Negro National League in 1936. He joined an infield that earned the nickname...
  • Why fuel prices will stay low for the next decade

    02/08/2016 12:22:58 PM PST · by nascarnation · 29 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 2/8/16 | Chris Bruce
    The top exec at an oil trading company thinks the era of crude trading at over $100 a barrel might never return, and the stuff could remain between $40 and $60 for as long as the next 10 years. "You have to believe that there is a possibility that you will not necessarily go back above $100, you know, ever," Ian Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Vitol Group BV, told Bloomberg. His company is the world's largest independent oil trader. Instead of any significant increase or decrease, the exec believes crude could hit $45 to $50 a barrel in the...
  • Bill Romanowski calls Panthers QB Cam Newton ‘boy’ on Twitter: Social Media Explodes

    02/08/2016 8:38:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/08/2016 | John Healy
    Former NFL player Bill Romanowski still hasn't learned to keep his mouth shut. After Panthers quarterback Cam Newton aburptly walked out on his postgame press conference, Romanowski tweeted: "You will never last in the NFL with that attitude. The world doesn't revolve around you, boy!" Romanowski's use of the word "boy" — a racially inflammatory term — was met with heavy criticism, including from some African-American athletes. Chad "Ocho Cinco" Johnson tweeted at Romanowksi, "Boy? You never watched Good Times Bill?" Boy? You never watched Good Times Bill? https://t.co/YV2wrjvZP5 -- Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) February 8, 2016 Former Bengals cornerback Rico...
  • Senate Staffer Drops BOMBSHELL About Marco Rubio

    02/08/2016 8:30:52 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 66 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 2/8/2016 | Tersa Monroe Hamilton
    There is a very good reason that so many conservatives don't trust Marco Rubio. Some would have you believe it was youthful naivete and inexperience that allowed him to be compromised by the Gang of Eight. I don't think so. I think he was offered money and power and immediately caved. Donald Trump's Senior Policy Adviser, Stephen Miller, is telling a story about Marco Rubio and how he treated an ICE officer during the Gang of Eight's manipulations and it is revealing. Not in a good way either. Miller was the communications director for Sen. Jeff Sessions, so he was...
  • Peyton Manning After Super Bowl 50: Was this the Sheriff’s last rodeo?

    02/08/2016 8:15:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Anyone looking for a storybook ending to one of the most celebrated active NFL careers in the league had to think it was coming. Peyton Manning, buoyed by a dominant defense, had finally returned to the winner’s platform in a Super Bowl at 39 years of age, the oldest starting quarterback in all 50 Super Bowls. All that would be necessary would be two simple words: “I’m retiring.”Sorry, storybook fans. Manning couldn’t quite say it — not even after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell all but announced it moments before Manning took the microphone on stage: It certainly sounds as...
  • Cruz: What We Are Seeing With North Korea is a 'Foreshadowing of Where We will Be With Iran'

    02/08/2016 7:14:20 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/8/2016 | Susan Jones
    Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, answers a question during a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News at the St. Anselm College Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman) (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), asked to respond to North Korea's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States, called for an expanded missile defense capacity and a "hardened" electrical grid. But first, he noted that President Bill Clinton relaxed sanctions against North Korea, just as President Obama has relaxed sanctions against Iran: "So, what we are seeing with North...
  • 2016 election: Which candidate will triumph in the Year of the Monkey?

    02/08/2016 7:03:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/08/2016 | By Pamela Boykoff, Alexandra Field and Jason Kwok, CNN
    Hong Kong (CNN)If Donald Trump believes his victory is written in the stars, he may just be right. With the Year of the Monkey and the New Hampshire primary upon us, CNN asked Hong Kong fortune teller Priscilla Lam to divine the fates of the candidates battling it out for the U.S. presidency. A practitioner of feng shui, the ancient Chinese system of summoning good luck, she combined the art of face reading with analysis of the candidates' birthdays and current life cycles according to the Chinese Zodiac. She says the new lunar year will fuel good fortune for "earth...
  • Dot-Com Bubble 2.0 Is Bursting: Tech Stocks Are Already Down Half A Trillion Dollars Since Mid-2015

    02/07/2016 8:06:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    TEC ^ | 02/07/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Do you remember how much stocks went down when the first dot-com bubble burst? Well, it is happening again, and tech stocks are already down more than half a trillion dollars since the middle of 2015. On Friday, the tech-heavy Nasdaq dropped to its lowest level in more than 15 months, and it has now fallen more than 16 percent from the peak of the market. But of course some of the biggest names have fallen much more than that. Netflix is down 37 percent, Yahoo is down 39 percent, LinkedIn is down 60 percent, and Twitter is down more...
  • CNN Started the Carson Drop Out Rumor. Now They're Lying About It to Bash Ted Cruz

    02/07/2016 5:19:52 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 52 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 2/7/2016 | Ben Shapiro
    CNN's massively dishonest hit on Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) continued on Saturday night during the debate, when Cruz defended himself from accusations that his campaign had deliberately misinformed voters that Dr. Ben Carson was preparing to drop out of the race. Here's what CNN originally reported just hours before the caucuses: Tapper: "It's very unusual, to announce that you're going home to rest for a few days, not going on to the next site." Bash: "Very unusual...Look, if you want to be president of the United States, you don't go home to Florida. That’s just bottom line, that's the end...
  • Will a Robotized Workplace = Set Quotas for Hiring People?

    02/07/2016 5:08:16 PM PST · by lee martell · 38 replies
    February 7, 2016 | Lee Martell
    We are at the threshold of a society deeply impacted by industrialized robots and AI systems. In a few years, driverless cars may become quite common in America, cutting into the business of human drivers, as with Uber or any Check Cab. Long distance Truck Drivers may be replaced by driverless trucks that never get tired and rarely become confused. Many wealthy people are already obtaining financial planning advice from robotized systems. Our children may be taught by instructional robots that memorize the child's name, face and study habits. My question is where will all these people find work? Will...
  • Carson, Not Cruz, At Fault for Iowa

    02/07/2016 4:26:52 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 66 replies
    Granite Grok ^ | 2/7/2016 | Donald Ewing
    Who's to blame for the rumor that Ben Carson was suspending his campaign after the Iowa caucus? Was it CNN which accurately reported that Ben Carson was returning to Florida after the caucus, wouldn't go to New Hampshire or South Carolina, would go to the Washington prayer breakfast, would be speaking at 9:15 regardless of the caucus results, and speculated that a serious Presidential candidate wouldn't act this way? Was it the CNN tweet: "After the #IAcaucus, @RealBenCarson plans to take a break from campaigning." Was it the Marco Rubio campaign that "was pushing the narrative hard" that Carson was...
  • Trump Think Conservatism Mean "Conserving Your Wealth"

    02/07/2016 1:39:56 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 84 replies
    News Machete ^ | 2/7/2016 | Ed Straker
    In the latest debate Donald Trump made it clear, once again, that not only he is not conservative, but he has absolutely no idea what conservatism is. When asked to define conservative, Trump, who usually gives expansive answers, could only manage to speak for less than 30 seconds before running out of ammo. His answer was that "Conservatism means... to conserve... your wealth". That's not what conservatism is. A two year transfer student into Wharton College (with an uncle in MIT) should be able to give a better answer than that. Marco Rubio, perspiring like a fire hydrant, nonetheless came...
  • Democrats' Realities Revealed in Iowa

    02/07/2016 12:30:23 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7 Jan, 2016 | Salena Zito
    Voters keep sending the political class a message, and the political class continues to misread it. It is as if the political class doesn't want to understand voters because doing so would threaten their presumed expertise (and, in turn, their careers and pocketbooks). Analysis of Iowa's caucus results made clear that the Democratic Party has realigned: It is more cosmopolitan in academic circles, more socialist among the youth and aging baby-boomers, and more anti-establishment overall. In short, it is left of left. Yet the post-caucus coverage largely zeroed in on the personalities of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and...
  • Gayle King's interview with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. [CBS 2pm Pre-Game]

    02/07/2016 11:33:03 AM PST · by SES1066 · 25 replies
    CBS Sports | 02/07/16 | CBS
    Not broadcast yet - transcript? later?
  • Wheaton College professor put on leave for God remarks to quit in deal

    02/07/2016 9:24:50 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 2-6-2016 | Katlyn Smith
    Wheaton College said Saturday the evangelical school and professor Larycia Hawkins have "found a mutual place of resolution and reconciliation" and "have reached a confidential agreement under which they will part ways" after they disagreed over her remarks that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. "Wheaton College sincerely appreciates Dr. Hawkins' contributions to this institution over the last nine years," Wheaton College President Dr. Philip Graham Ryken said in a statement posted on Wheaton College's website and also released by Arise Chicago on behalf of Hawkins. "We are grateful for her passionate teaching, scholarship, community service and mentorship of...
  • Helicopter Money Arrives: Switzerland Referendum to Hand Out $2500 Monthly To All Citizens

    01/30/2016 10:12:20 AM PST · by ak267 · 32 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 1-29-2016 | Tyler Durden
    With Citi's chief economist proclaiming "only helicopter money can save the world now," and the Bank of England pre-empting paradropping money concerns, it appears that Australia's largest investment bank's forecast that money-drops were 12-18 months away was too conservative. While The Finns consider a "basic monthly income" for the entire population, Swiss residents are to vote on a countrywide referendum about a radical plan to pay every single adult a guaranteed income of around $2500 per month, with authorities insisting that people will still want to find a job.
  • Box Office: 'Hail, Caesar!' Underwhelms Friday

    02/06/2016 8:29:37 PM PST · by fireman15 · 54 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 02/05/2016 | Pamela McClintock, Rebecca Ford
    The third new offering of the weekend, Nicholas Sparks' film adaptation 'The Choice,' is also struggling; 'Kung Fu Panda 3' will beat all three to stay at No. 1. Ethan and Joel Coen's Hail, Caesar! grossed an underwhelming $4.3 million from 2,222 theaters Friday for a projected $11.6 million debut, the lowest nationwide start of the duo's directing career. The news is even more grim for mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The movie may only debut to $5 million after earning $2 million on Friday from 2,931 theaters. That puts it behind the the third new movie daring to...
  • Chicago Cop Sues Estate of Teen He Shot Six Times, Asks for $10 Million

    02/06/2016 7:18:30 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    Patch ^ | 6 Feb 2015 | DENNIS ROBAUGH
    “Lately it seems people have had a tendency to treat confrontations with police officers like a lottery ticket they can cash in,” Brodsky told Sneed. “In this case, a lawsuit against my client was filed before a funeral was held.”
  • Trump Stumbles But Voters Don't Count Him Out Yet (New YouGov Poll)

    02/06/2016 10:57:22 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 47 replies
    YouGov ^ | 2/6/2016
    Once confident Donald Trump would win the nomination, Republicans are now split between three candidates Last week Ted Cruz notched an unexpected victory in the Iowa Caucuses - and now voters have a very different view of Donald Trump's chances in the Republican primary, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Importantly, voters are not ready to count Donald Trump out. Two-thirds of likely Republican primary voters describe his second-place finish in Iowa as more of a "temporary setback" than a sign of serious trouble for his campaign. 54% expect Trump to win the New Hampshire primary, where he remains ahead...
  • Who of the Candidates Has the Fairest Tax Plan of Them All?

    02/06/2016 10:36:59 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 53 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/6/2016 | Stephen Moore
    With the first real votes being cast in the presidential race Monday, this is an opportune moment to do some last-minute comparison shopping on the candidates' tax reform plans. On this issue there's a lot to cheer about. All the Republican candidates have crafted plans that would slash tax rates for everyone and most would vastly simplify the thousands of pages of IRS tax code. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have endorsed flat-tax plans that, for full disclosure, were designed by Arthur Laffer and myself. These plans have drawn some criticism from the Right of late, though these attacks are...
  • Iowa Democrat Party Capitulates, Will Review Caucus Results

    02/06/2016 10:26:25 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/6/2016 | Matt Vespa
    After the Iowa Democratic Party rejected calls for an audit of last Monday night's results, they have finally agreed to look at the tallies, following concerns that some precincts had irregular numbers. Allegations of voter fraud have also been hurled. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) said during the Democrats' New Hampshire debate that he would welcome an audit, but he doesn't want to blow this out of proportion; noting that both he or Hillary need 2,382 delegates to clinch the nomination. The Iowa Caucuses allocated 23 delegates to Clinton and 21 to Sanders. This isn't the end of the world for...
  • Could You Stomach the Horrors of 'Halftime' in Ancient Rome?

    02/06/2016 10:26:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    Live Science ^ | February 4, 2016 | Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
    The enormous arena was empty, save for the seesaws and the dozens of condemned criminals who sat naked upon them, hands tied behind their backs. Unfamiliar with the recently invented contraptions known as petaurua, the men tested the seesaws uneasily. One criminal would push off the ground and suddenly find himself 15 feet in the air while his partner on the other side of the seesaw descended swiftly to the ground. How strange. In the stands, tens of thousands of Roman citizens waited with half-bored curiosity to see what would happen next and whether it would be interesting enough to...
  • (Vanity)So Conservatives Win the Election! What then?

    02/06/2016 10:15:07 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 24 replies
    2/6/16 | Hoagy62
    I've been up fighting a cold...you know, the kind that keeps you up and you can't get to sleep. I've been thinking about the upcoming elections and all that is at stake. It's plain to see that there are many opinions out there about what direction the country should go. Even among conservatives, there is some disagreement about the changes that must be made. Even so, I was thinking...what if the election DID go our way? What if we elected the candidate who would do what they promised and got America's government back to promoting the ideas the Founders intend...personal...
  • Remember That Time the Cruz Campaign said Carson Was Done and He Went Ballistic? Well, He's Done

    02/06/2016 9:42:23 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 92 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 2/4/2016 | Ben Shapiro
    Ever since Iowa, Donald Trump has spent all of his time fighting the good fight on behalf of wronged victim Ben Carson. Trump says that he was robbed, too, of course, but his heart truly goes out to Carson. Why? Well, Carson's team told CNN on Iowa caucus day that Carson was leaving the campaign trail to go to Florida, and that Carson would be skipping New Hampshire and South Carolina altogether. CNN’s Jake Tapper and Dana Bash had the following conversation: Tapper: "It's very unusual, to announce that you're going home to rest for a few days, not going...
  • Setting the Record Straight On the Cruz/Carson Dustup

    02/06/2016 7:38:29 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 15 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 2/6/2016 | Brent Smith
    On Wednesday I was a little hard on the Cruz campaign. In fact I did something I accused his campaign of doing - not fully checking the background of a story before putting it out there. I'm speaking of the Iowa Caucus and the ensuing firestorm caused by the spread of a rumor that Dr. Carson was hanging it up after Iowa. The Donald is so upset over losing to Ted Cruz that he wants a mulligan - a do-over, like what you get when you're five. He's now saying it's not his fault he lost. What a child. How...
  • Sessions Makes Final Plea to New Hampshire Voters

    02/06/2016 7:09:19 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 91 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama issued a final warning Friday night to New Hampshire Republicans about making the wrong decision at the polls on Tuesday. The Senate Immigration and National Interest subcommittee chairman told New England syndicated radio host Howie Carr that the Granite State primary is the last chance for the public to steer the election in the right direction before it's too late. "If the American people nominate a Republican candidate who favors amnesty and citizenship for illegals, who would favor a massive increase in the number of legal immigrants to America and not effectively deal with the...
  • Venezuela Is Socialist, Senator Sanders. Any Questions?

    02/06/2016 6:47:36 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 35 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 6 February, 2016
    Socialism: Like a skyscraper crane about to topple in high winds, Venezuela is teetering on the brink of a horrific economic collapse. It was brought on by one thing: socialism, taken to the hilt. Yet incredibly, neither Bernie Sanders nor his voters make this connection. It's worrisome that so many Americans see socialism in a favorable light these days. A May 2015 YouGov poll showed that socialism was viewed favored favorably by 43% of Democrats, while a June 2015 Gallup poll showed that 47% of Americans would vote for a socialist. It points to a collective loss of memory. After...
  • County Commissioner Wants Rauner To Declare ‘State Of Emergency’ Over Shootings

    02/06/2016 6:41:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    CBS ^ | February 4, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Cook County commissioner and others have called on Gov. Bruce Rauner to declare a state of emergency in Chicago, after shootings and murders skyrocketed last month. Commissioner Richard Boykin (D-1st) said he’s sending a letter to the governor, asking him to declare a state of emergency in the city, as a step toward quelling the alarming level of violence on the streets. Chicago police have said nearly 300 people were shot last month, more than double the total from January 2015; and 51 people were murdered, an increase of 75 percent over last year.
  • The Eagle Forum vs Rubio

    02/06/2016 6:40:10 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/6/2016 | Steve McCann
    Marco Rubio, long the heartthrob of much of the so-called conservative media such as the National Review and Fox News, has now being thrust onto center stage as the last best hope of the establishment. His third place showing in Iowa this past week was the subject of perhaps the most fawning coverage by the broadcast media in this election cycle. In some quarters Rubio and his family was compared to the charismatic John F. Kennedy and his family in the days of "Camelot". Further, nearly everywhere one turned he was touted as a nearly unbeatable versus Hillary Clinton. Conveniently...