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  • Job insecurity is the new normal. Here's how it's affecting your family life

    08/03/2015 12:49:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 08/03/2015 | By Lane Anderson
    After World War II, there was a golden era when Americans, especially those that had an education, could expect to have a job and keep it until retirement and retire with an adequate pension. Those days, which Allison Pugh, professor of Sociology at University of Virginia, refers to as the "20-year career and a gold watch" model, are over. Between a competitive global market, recession and job automation, and a switch to part-time and contingent workers, Americans now live in a culture of perpetual job insecurity, where they are easily laid off, at both high and low-level jobs, and can...
  • Cecil the Lion's death has probably already resulted in all of his cubs being killed by rival Lion

    08/03/2015 11:40:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Traveller 24 ^ | 07/30/2015
    Cape Town - As if the death of Cecil the Lion wasn't bad enough, at least 12 of his cubs are now in danger of being killed by his rivals. NBC News reports that conservation experts who had been tracking Cecil for seven years said that the patriarch's death would no doubt result in a catastrophic cascade of effects, as a new leader of another pride will move in to take over his pride. Johnny Rodrigues from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force told The Guardian that Jericho, the next lion in the hierarchy, will most likely kill all of Cecil's...
  • WATCH Ted Cruz Make Machine Gun Bacon!!!

    08/03/2015 8:41:58 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 26 replies
    http://the rightscoop.com ^ | 8/3/2015 | The Right Scoop
    Ted cruz hooked up with IJReview recently, saying he loves making breakfast on the weekend for his family. But he says they do it differently in Texas and showed us how to make ‘machine gun bacon’. Man that bacon looks good. Gotta love how they do it in Texas. Link to video
  • Army is breaking, let down by Washington

    08/03/2015 8:33:51 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 35 replies
    Stars And Stripes ^ | Aug 2, 2015 | Robert H. Scales
    Last month, Gen. Ray Odierno, outgoing Army chief of staff, and Gen. Mark Milley, his successor, testified to the difficulties faced by the Army. I’d like to make the same points by telling a story. **********snip************ The Obama administration just announced a 40,000 reduction in the Army’s ranks. But the numbers don’t begin to tell the tale. Soldiers stay in the Army because they love to go into the field and train; Defense Secretary Ash Carter recently said that the Army will not have enough money for most soldiers to train above the squad level this year. Soldiers need to...
  • CNN/WSJ Poll Trump Leads Walker, Bush

    08/03/2015 8:06:32 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 15 replies
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | 8/2/2015 | Eric Bradner
    Poll: Trump leads Walker, Bush Donald Trump leads a new NBC/WSJ poll published Sunday Chris Christie, John Kasich and Rick Perry are on the bubble for making the Fox News debate on Thursday Washington (CNN)—Businessman Donald Trump is still riding high in a new poll, just days ahead of the much anticipated first GOP presidential primary debate. He drew 19% support in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll published Sunday, ahead of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 15% and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 14% Those three were followed by neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 10%, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • Welcome to Maine, nobody cares if you’re buying Zig-Zags

    08/03/2015 7:59:19 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 23 replies
    bangordailynews.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | Hunter Smith
    On an afternoon like any other, I was in a store like any other, a general store. I got to the register at the same time as another customer and motioned for him to go first. His clothes were worn but neat, his skin was tan but clean, and his sunglasses were spotless: he was unmistakably from out of town. He approached the register and made a request under his breath, “papers.” “What?” replied the cashier as a line formed behind me.
  • Why Ted Cruz Has More To Gain As The Presidential Election Campaigns Gear Up

    08/03/2015 7:36:30 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 20 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Jack Dennis
    Sen. Ted Cruz, on Friday at the end of a nearly 20-minute speech on the Senate floor, accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying to him. Sen. Ted Cruz, on Friday at the end of a nearly 20-minute speech on the Senate floor, accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying to him. Ted Cruz, the first Latino elected to the Senate from Texas and the first Hispanic law clerk for a chief justice of the Supreme Court, has more potential to gain than other presidential candidates as citizens begin to learn more about him. Most voters have yet...
  • We must talk about Islam: A faith that affects everyone should be susceptible to critique by all

    08/03/2015 7:26:03 AM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    Salon ^ | August 2, 2015 | Jeffrey Taylor
    Eight months after it suffered one of the worst terrorist attacks in French history, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo continues to provoke wrongheaded, confused and even cowardly analysis that disregards the facts and betrays a failure to understand – or a refusal to recognize — the stakes we in the West all have in what the publication stands for: freedom of expression. Lest we forget those facts: on Jan. 7, the brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi burst into the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, and, shouting “Allahu akbar!” systematically gunned down staff members and others present. After doing so,...
  • My wife volunteered for a one-way mission to Mars

    08/02/2015 5:32:58 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 93 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2015 | Joel Christie
    A Virginia man has opened up about what it's like having a wife who volunteered to be part of the controversial Mars One mission - and the fact that, in just a few years, he and his sons are expected to say goodbye to her forever. Jason Stanford refers to himself as an 'astronaut wife', because his actual wife and stepmother to his two sons, Sonia Van Meter, 36, was one of the people chosen for the Mars One Project, a privately-funded one-way mission which hopes to establish a permanent human colony on the red planet. The first Mars One...
  • Sarah Palin On De Tocqueville's 210th Birthday

    08/02/2015 4:43:13 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 15 replies
    Facebook ^ | August 1, 2015 | Sarah Palin
    This past week was Alexis de Tocqueville’s 210th birthday. This brilliant Frenchman’s insight into our national character still rings true nearly two centuries after he wrote his famous book “Democracy in America.” Ever insightful and prophetic, Tocqueville understood the dangers of big government. He feared that over time big government would strangle the free will of citizens, diminishing our capacity to think and act for ourselves and reducing us to “a herd of timid and industrious animals of which the government is the shepherd.” But he offered solutions! "He hoped that those having read his prescient book would come to...
  • The Skeletons Keep Falling Out of Scott Walker's Closet

    08/02/2015 3:45:40 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 73 replies
    http://www.politicus.com ^ | 8/1/2015 | Puddytat
    Scott Walker. Now with extra "splainin' to do. Thanks to a legal filing by Cindy Archer, former top aide to then Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, we now have more information on how the first John Doe Probe was born. It turns out that the John Doe Probe became necessary because of the lack of cooperation and obstruction by Walker's own office. We have known that it started with an investigation into money missing from the accounts of Operation Freedom which provided services to families of veterans. This money, formerly handled by an American Legion Post, was ordered to be...
  • Can Ottawa really be the infidelity capital of Canada?

    08/02/2015 3:19:26 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/2/2015 | Micah Luxen
    The capital of Canada has long been called the city that fun forgot. But is it really a hotbed of infidelity? Earlier this month, hackers broke into Ashley Madison, a dating site for married people who want to cheat on their spouses. "Life is short. Have an affair," reads the homepage. The hackers claim to have stolen the real names and addresses of the site's users, and are threatening to release the information. Shortly afterwards, Canada's National Post reported that Ottawa boasts 189,810 Ashley Madison accounts. The city itself has a population of 883,000. That's the equivalent of one out...
  • Psychopaths versus sociopaths: what is the difference? (includes a quiz to see if you are one)

    08/02/2015 1:54:20 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 98 replies
    The Conversation ^ | July 27, 2015 | By XANTHE MALLETT — Senior Lecturer in Forensic Criminology at University of New England
    Psychopath and sociopath are popular psychology terms to describe violent monsters born of our worst nightmares. Think Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs (1991), Norman Bates in Psycho (1960) and Annie Wilkes in Misery (1990). In making these characters famous, popular culture has also burned the words used to describe them into our collective consciousness. Most of us, fortunately, will never meet a Hannibal Lecter, but psychopaths and sociopaths certainly do exist. And they hide among us. Sometimes as the most successful people in society because they’re often ruthless, callous and superficially charming, while having little or no regard...
  • Is Donald Trump Right About What Gov. Scott Walker Did To Wisconsin Schools?

    08/02/2015 9:37:36 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 79 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | Valerie Strauss
    <p>Republican presidential hopeful businessman Donald Trump speaks to the media after a rally on July 25 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. During his last visit to the state, Trump sparked controversy when he said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), a former prisoner of war, was not a war hero.</p>
  • Obama to Crush Middle Class-New Program Will Force Energy Prices To Necessarily SkyRocket (VIDEO)

    08/02/2015 7:31:45 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 41 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 8/2/2015 | Jim Hoft
    We were warned… In January 2008 Barack Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle: “ “Under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Businesses would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that cost onto consumers.” He promised that his plan would cause electricity rates to skyrocket. He wasn’t kidding. Now this… Obama announced his new energy plan on Saturday that will squeeze energy companies and force consumer prices to necessarily skyrocket. Energy prices have risen 38 percent so far since 2001 thanks to Barack Obama’s progressive and anti-business agenda....
  • Warren Buffet-The Billion Dollar King of Abortion

    08/02/2015 1:37:58 AM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 12 replies
    MRC Culture ^ | 5/13/2014 | Mike Ciandella,Katie Yoder
    I just happened to search Warren Buffet's position on or even a statement about the on-going situation with Planned Parenthood and lo and behold look what I came up with. I've never seen this website in my life but it is conservative and present you with the link.Although there are people on the ground on this issue sometimes the head of a fish needs to be brought to focus. I'm sure they are other money "whales" and high rollers involved but here's a part of the "head"of this rotting fish called the abortion industry.
  • Armed Robbery in a Pizzaria in Brazil (Warning Shock Images)

    08/01/2015 9:16:56 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 50 replies
    Armed robbery in a pizzeria in Brazil
  • Chinese Company Replaces Humans With Robots, Production Skyrockets, Mistakes Disappear

    08/01/2015 8:00:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/01/2015 | Tyler Durden
    "I believe that anyone who has a job and works full time, they should be able to pay the things that sustain life: food, shelter and clothing. I can't even do that."That rather depressing quote is from 61-year old Rebecca Cornick. She’s a grandmother and a 9-year Wendy’s veteran who spoke to CBS News. Rebecca makes $9 an hour and her plight is representative of fast food workers across the country who are campaigning for higher pay. The fast food worker pay debate is part of a larger discussion as "states and cities across the country [wrestle] with the idea of...
  • FOX News Hires Ex-Porn Star Jenna Jameson as Pundit [satire]

    08/01/2015 7:47:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    BS News ^ | August 1, 2015 | Billy Dane
    FOX News has hired former porn queen Jenna Jameson to provide commentary on the 2016 elections. FOX News President Roger Ailes said Jameson would be a big hit with their male viewers. “Jenna’s previous appearances have proven popular, so we’re delighted to welcome her back,” said Ailes. Jameson had previously appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor.”
  • Lincoln vs. Lee: How History is Distorted to Preserve Legends [Comparing their views on race]

    08/01/2015 7:09:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/01/2015 | William Sullivan
    Social engineers have a knack for destroying history, then self-servingly reshaping it to align with political agendas for consumption by the masses.  The results of their skill are no better exemplified than we are currently witnessing.  Confederate history is quite literally being destroyed, as monuments to Robert E. Lee and other Confederate heroes are being defaced by ignorant vandals who know nothing more than the legend of how Abraham Lincoln and his brave Union army crushed Jefferson Davis’ and Robert E. Lee’s Southern hordes in the name of liberating enslaved blacks.  That this is legend is in no way...
  • "Charged Rhetoric"? New York Times Playing the Race Card On Donald Trump

    08/01/2015 4:10:59 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 12 replies
    http://www.newsbusters.org ^ | 8/1/2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    The New York Times is playing the race card on Donald Trump. Surprise! In a front page story on Friday the so-called "paper of record" headlined the surging GOP presidential this way: "Donald Trump's Instinct for Racially Charged Rhetoric, Before His Presidential Bid." So, you might ask. What are Times readers about to discover in this latest liberal media hit piece on The Donald? We've now been through the media manufactured Trump/McCain crisis. In the aftermath his poll numbers went up, not down, as almost universally predicted by all with the solitary exception of Rush Limbaugh. Rush shrewdly understood that...
  • Fight breaks out at Bobbi Kristina's funeral...

    08/01/2015 4:10:29 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 53 replies
    DailyMail ^ | Louise Boyle, Laura Collins, Patt Shipp, Wills Robinson
    'Whitney will haunt you from the grave': Fight breaks out at Bobbi Kristina's funeral after Bobby Brown's screaming sister has to be 'escorted out by Tyler Per Last song played at funeral for Bobbi Kristina Brown in Atlanta, Georgia was 'Jesus Loves Me' by Whitney Houston Bobby Brown wrote a special message in the funeral's program which read, 'I also will always love you.' Feud between Brown and Houston families spectacularly erupted during the funeral Her aunt, Leolah Brown launched a tirade at Pat Houston during the eulogy and was escorted out by Tyler Perry Members of Brown's family...
  • BREAKING: Obama Fast and Furious Weapon Used In Garland Terrorist Attack

    08/01/2015 3:57:50 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 8/1/2015 | Jim Hoft
    On December 14, 2010, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot dead by a group of suspected drug cartel along the Mexican border in Peck Canyon, northwest of Nogales, Arizona. The guns used to kill Brian Terry were traced back to Operation Fast and Furious. In September 2011 the Attorney General of Mexico confirmed 200 murders happened in Mexico as a direct result of Operation Fast and Furious. In May 2012 another murder connected to Operation Fast and Furious surfaced. According to a congressional report released, Mario González Rodríguez, brother of the state attorney general of Chihuahua at the time,...
  • Boko Haram Slits the Throats of Sixteen Christian Fishermen.

    08/01/2015 2:48:54 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 1, 2015 | by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The massacre took place last Monday, but the news was released only yesterday because the area of ​​Lake Chad is devoid of any type of telephone; survivors had to reach Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, to raise the alarm.
  • Caitlyn Jenner comes under fire from transgender friends for being too conservative in trailer (edit

    08/01/2015 1:32:09 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 1, 2015
    She has become a national icon of gender politics. But now it seems Caitlyn Jenner could be coming under fire from fellow transgender women due to her self-confessed conservative views. The hardcore Republican lands in hot water in the latest traliler for I Am Cait, after complaining about overly generous social programs while discussing how to address the problems people in their community face.
  • Judge Orders Hillary To Account For Server Under Penalty Of Perjury

    08/01/2015 1:26:04 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    http://www.rightwingnews.com ^ | 8/1/2015 | John Brodigan
    For months, Hillary Clinton was able to circumvent responsibility from her deleted email server, using the defense “It’s not illegally if I do it.” Well, a U.S. District court disagrees… U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan issued an order late Friday afternoon ordering former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and two of her most intimate State Department aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, to account for, under penalty of perjury, their use of Clinton’s ‘home-brew’ server kept at her Chappaqua, New York home during Clinton’s four-year tenure as secretary, as well as any official documents in their possession. The order...
  • Tent Added for More Space for Illegal Crossers

    08/01/2015 11:08:35 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    KRGV.com ^ | 08/01/2015 | KRGV
    MCALLEN - The city of McAllen set up another tent outside of Sacred Heart Church. More space is needed as illegal crossers continue to be released. Catholic charities said federal authorities released the illegal crossers without any travel documents. “We've seen almost a doubling of our numbers, I would say, in the last 3-4 weeks,” said Sacred Heart Church Volunteer Coordinator Deb Boyce. “There are a number of refugees that are being released now without bus tickets in hand, so when they come to the center, you know, we have to make arrangements for them,” Volunteers are helping the crossers...
  • Tom Cotton Hits Back At Obama Admin Over SECRET SIDE DEALS With Iran (New Video)

    08/01/2015 8:54:51 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 2 replies
    http://www.therightscoop.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | The Right Scoop
    Tom Cotton is hitting back at the Obama administration after they mocked him on the Iran secret side deals, calling him the ‘international man of mystery’ the other day. He wants to know why they can’t get their story straight on these Iran secret side deals. Watch VIDEO LINK
  • Mark Levin Interviews Sarah Palin on the GOP Presidential Candidates (Full Interview)

    08/01/2015 8:45:37 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 3 replies
    http://www.therightscoop.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | Right Scoop
    Mark Levin interviewed the Mama Grizzly, Sarah Palin, tonight on his radio show about the GOP presidential field and how it’s going so far. You can listen to the full interview below: Interview:: Link
  • Gay emojis? GAY EMOJIS?! Not here in Russia, comrade [good for Vlad]

    08/01/2015 6:08:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    The Register ^ | 8/1/15 | Shaun Nichols
    The Russian government is reportedly looking to ban "gay" emoji symbols over fears the same-sex pictures could violate censorship laws.Russia's Izvestia newspaper reports that Russian senator Mikhail Marchenko has issued a complaint that a collection of new emojis depict same-sex couples. Marchenko argues the emojis are in violation of a 2013 Russian law banning what the government deems gay "propaganda" materials. The Beeb reports (via Izvestia) that the government's watchdog group plans to request that president Putin's Young Guard youth group investigate and report on the matter.The Russian senator is quoted as expressing concern that the gay emojis "promoted non-traditional...
  • S Tx families sue state agency over denial of birth certificates

    08/01/2015 12:29:36 AM PDT · by KGeorge · 45 replies
    KSAT tv website ^ | 31 July 2015 | Pilar Arias
    ''SAN ANTONIO - A group of South Texas parents say they are being denied their children's birth certificates. The allegation from 17 families has resulted in a lawsuit against the Texas Department of State Health Services filed by the Texas Rio Grande Legal Aide and the South Texas Civil Rights Project. TRLA is representing 19 adults from Cameron, Hidalgo and Starr counties while the TCRP is representing the 23 children, according to court documents. "It is absolutely illegal. The federal government Constitution says anyone born within the U.S is entitled to privileges and immunities of U.S citizenship," TCRP senior attorney...
  • ‘O’Dynamite’ Rossa: Was Fenian leader the first terrorist? (Ireland)

    07/31/2015 9:24:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Sat, Aug 1, 2015, 01:00 | Patrick Freyne
    “Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa creates terrorism as we understand it in the 20th century,” the historian Dr. Shane Kenna, author of a book called Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa: Unrepentant Fenian, says. “He sees himself as the progenitor of terrorism. He’s the man who develops the strategy, and he said that future terrorist groups should pay him a royalty for it.” Calling O’Donovan Rossa a terrorist shouldn’t be particularly controversial—although Kenna winces when he does so. O’Donovan Rossa embraced the word. He ran a “dynamite school” in the United States and boasted of bombing campaigns in his self-published newspaper. […] In death, O’Donovan...
  • The Lives They Lived: Fred C. Trump, b. 1905; The Fred

    07/31/2015 5:58:01 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 97 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com ^ | 1/ 2/2000 | Phillip Weiss
    Donald Trump remembers exactly when he realized his father was beginning to fade. About six years ago, they were driving down Fifth Avenue when he gave his father big news: he had just bought the land beneath the Empire State Building. ''That's a tall building, isn't it?'' Fred C. Trump replied. ''How many apartments are in that building?'' At first, Donald thought he was kidding. But his father, 87, was developing Alzheimer's. Fred Trump died last June in Queens, at 93. Donald had visited him in the hospital that night and got the call later when he was by himself,...
  • MN firm reveals 110mph electric motorcycle – and will beat Harley to market

    07/31/2015 2:08:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    bringmethenews.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | By Adam Uren
    (Photo: Victory Motorcycles, website) A Minnesota company appears to have beaten Harley-Davidson to the punch by unveiling its first electric street motorcycle. Medina-based Polaris Industries, makers of Indian and Victory motorcycles, has this week revealed its “Empulse TT” high-performance sport bike, which runs without gas and has a top speed of 110mph. The Pioneer Press reports that with the Empulse appearing in Victory dealerships by the end of the year, Polaris has secured a key advantage over competitors Harley, whose Project LiveWire motorcycle won’t be brought to market until battery technology has improved enough to allow for longer driving distances....
  • Pro-Lifers, Be Wary of Mitch McConnell on Planned Parenthood

    07/31/2015 1:05:15 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 9 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | Erick Erickson
    I saw Al Mohler of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary tweet out this link earlier today. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 61% is calling on Planned Parenthood being defunded. I hope McConnell will stick with this, even at the risk of President Obama shutting down the government in the fight. But we should remember that we are at this point because of legislation McConnell supported. In 1991, Democrats introduced legislation to allow tissue donation for experimentation from elective abortions. President George H. W. Bush was vehemently opposed to the legislation. Nonetheless, it passed the House of Representatives with 274 votes. It...
  • Iowa Poll: Trump Takes Huge Lead Over Walker

    07/31/2015 12:36:54 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 44 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 7/3172015 | Courtney Coren
    <p>Billionaire Donald Trump is blowing away his nearest competitor, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, 2-to-1, in a poll of Iowa Republican voters released Friday by Gravis Marketing on behalf of One American News Network.</p> <p>New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former New York Gov. George Pataki each have less than 1 percent of support from Iowa voters. The Republican voters' poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 6.5 percent.</p>
  • Does this man have the most dangerous job in America? (aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker)

    07/31/2015 12:08:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | July 31, 2015 | Thom Patterson and Nick Scott
    Until you get to know Sean D. Tucker, it's hard to understand why he chooses to make a living by risking his life. But take a moment to watch what he does. It's magical. Watch him fly hundreds of miles an hour and thousands of feet high -- twirling, tumbling and twisting his airplane in ways you never thought possible ... Tucker is an aerobatic pilot -- among the best in the world. He calls it a form of art ...
  • What Voters See In Donald Trump

    07/31/2015 11:57:36 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 29 replies
    http://www.wsj.com ^ | 7/3072015 | Peggy Noonan
    I had a conversation this week with a longtime acquaintance who supports Donald Trump. She’s in her 60s, resides in north Georgia near the Tennessee line, lives on Social Security. She voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and was in fact the first person who alerted me to the breadth of his support. In 2012 she voted Republican, disappointed in Mr. Obama not from the left or the right but the center: He couldn’t make anything work or get anything done. So, why Trump? “The whole country will be in better shape. And ISIS won’t like it that he’s in...
  • Face the facts people, there is no life on Mars

    07/31/2015 11:20:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07/24/2015 | Michael Hanlon
    Suddenly, space is getting interesting again. After decades of going boldly nowhere in low Earth orbit, Man, or rather his robotic emissaries, have made some startling discoveries in our Solar System. Cold, distant Pluto is – who would have thought it? – turning out to be one of the most interesting planets (yes, it is a planet) in the Solar System. Before the New Horizons probe turned up earlier this month, astronomers assumed it would be a dull, grey cratered rock. [SNIP] If we find life of any kind out there – whether it be Martian microbes (we have several...
  • New Report Confirms Findings Of Citizens’ Commission On Benghazi

    07/31/2015 9:01:35 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 12 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 30,2015 | Roger Aronoff
    http://www.westernjournalism.com/
  • Freddie Gray's Previous Attempt To Injure Himself In Previous Arrest Withheld From Defense

    07/31/2015 8:57:29 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 25 replies
    http://www.baltimoresun.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | Kevin Rector and Alison Knezevich
    Prosecutors have information indicating that Freddie Gray "attempted to injure himself" during a previous arrest, but have intentionally withheld it from their criminal case against the six Baltimore police officers charged in Gray's apprehension and death in April, the officers' attorneys said in a court filing Thursday.. "Based upon information and belief, the State's Attorney's Office was informed of this fact, yet failed to disclose to the Defendants any statements, reports, or other communications relating to this information," they wrote. Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore man with a history of arrests, died in April after suffering a severe spinal cord injury...
  • Job Losses from Coal Closures Dwarf Gains from Wind Industry

    07/31/2015 7:54:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | unknown
    The EPA’s regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants highlights the job-killing transition proposed by the administration. This carbon agenda, which the administration’s public relations team calls the “Clean Power Plan”, threatens to tear down the existing electricity generation infrastructure in the name of carbon dioxide emissions. This carbon agenda will magnify the market-distorting subsidies from the PTC—contributing to an estimated peak of one million job losses—will drain hundreds of billions of dollars from American families through increased energy bills, and will threaten the electric grid by rapidly switching from reliable to intermittent sources of electricity. Further, electricity from...
  • 11-Year-Old Boy Who Strangled Toddler Is Known for Carrying Around Dead Animals

    07/31/2015 7:50:25 AM PDT · by kalee · 41 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 30 July 2015 | Gred Campbell
    Disturbing facts continue to emerge surrounding the alleged murder of a four year-old child who reportedly died at the hands of an 11 year-old child. The Daily Mail reports on the disturbing past: An 11-year-old boy who allegedly strangled a four-year-old boy had a history of disturbing behavior including choking another child and carrying around dead farm animals. The older boy’s violent outbursts are detailed in an arrest warrant which shows a horrific catalog of abuse meted out by him to other kids. His latest alleged victim, four-year-old Braydan Anthony Trahern, died at 12:40pm Tuesday at Shands Hospital in Gainesville,...
  • Economics 101: Wal-Mart Hikes Minimum Wages, Prepares To Fire 1000

    07/31/2015 7:42:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/31/2015 | Tyler Durden
    "Please remember, these people are our neighbors and friends. You have a skill that will be very much in need when this goes down. You are experts in the job market and you know what it takes to get hired. This is a time for us to step up and do what we can to help."The quote above is from an internal memo sent to employees of Northwest Arkansas recruiting firm Cameron Smith & Associates and references an expected wave of layoffs at WalMart’s home office in Bentonville. The memo was obtained by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, who spoke with Cameron...
  • NEW Ex-Planned Parenthood Director Interview. Reveals Gruesome Details...

    07/31/2015 7:38:51 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 8 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 07/28/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Following the release of multiple undercover Planned Parenthood videos, I sat down with Abby Johnson, a former director of the organization. Now this isn’t just some cable news soundbite, this is a long-form interview where, if you listen to her, you can actually really learn something. In it she covers – The “up-sell”. Where PP employees were encouraged to try and tack on additional services to an already in-process abortion. Like used car salesman. – The actual percentage of annual PP funding that comes from abortions vs “women’s health care”. HINT: it’s mostly abortions. – The ultrasound that converted her...
  • Confederate flags placed at Martin Luther King’s church

    07/31/2015 7:26:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 31, 2015 4:26 AM EDT | Kate Brumback
    Surveillance cameras caught images of two white males laying Confederate battle flags on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church, but it wasn’t clear whether they had committed a crime. Atlanta police Chief George Turner said Thursday his officers were working with federal authorities and hadn’t determined what, if any, charges might be sought. Turner said they had not ruled out a hate crime, though Georgia has no state hate crimes law. An officer from the Atlanta FBI’s joint terrorism task force was on the scene “to better determine if any specific threats were received” and to...
  • Is Nobody Talking About Meadows? (Motion to Oust Boehner)

    07/31/2015 6:42:24 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 10 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | 7/2972015 | Uncle Odie
    What if we could take out the Speaker but nobody joined? So just over eighteen hours ago, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) 83% put in a resolution to Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% to “vacate the chair.” He composed a list of grievances, a list that has been hashed and re-hashed ALL OVER these Redstate Diaries for over four years! Meadows lists the Speaker’s attempt to “consolidate power and centralize decision-making… punish Members who vote according to their conscience instead of the will of the Speaker… use the legislative calendar to create crises for the American people.” This is great...
  • Dashcam catches off-duty cop threatening to put 'hole in head' of driver

    07/31/2015 6:35:15 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 36 replies
    CNET ^ | July 29, 2015 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Who would have felt comfortable in these circumstances? A Massachusetts man was driving in the town of Medford last Saturday night. He admits he took a wrong turn and ended up going the wrong way down a traffic circle. However, how wrong a turn might his life have taken if the events that followed had taken a slightly different turn. In dashcam video posted to YouTube by a driver who only gave his name as Michael, he is confronted by an angry man in a white tank top and shorts. The angry man steps out of a truck and approaches...
  • The Three Step Solution to Solve Illegal Immigration

    07/31/2015 6:22:16 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 16 replies
    http://www.barbwire.com ^ | 7/3172015 | Bryan Fischer
    The solution to the problem of illegal immigration is not complicated. It can be accomplished in three easy-to-understand steps. First, build a double-layer security fence along our entire southern border to stop the flood of illegal immigration. Fences work, which is why President Obama recently re-enforced the security fence around the White House. When a border fence was installed in the San Diego sector, illegal immigration plunged by 90%. Fences are such an obvious part of any solution that even Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia and Tunisia are putting them up to protect themselves from the most murderous elements...
  • Will Jewish Democrats Sink Iran Deal?

    07/31/2015 6:10:36 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 25 replies
    http://www.rightwingnews.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | Mona Charen
    “Seven Jewish Lawmakers Could Tilt the Scales on Iran Deal,” headlines The Times of Israel. The members — Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Steven Israel, Rep. Eliot Engel, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Nita Lowey, Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. Ted Deutch — are all Democrats. They must choose between loyalty to their party’s president and concern about what the deal portends for Israeli and American security. There are long and short answers to the question: “Why are Jews liberal?” The long answer traces back to the Enlightenment in Europe, when parties of the right were monarchist and anti-Semitic, while parties of...