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  • CBS, NBC Hype ‘Controversy’ and ‘Cloud of Suspicion’ Over Museum of the Bible

    11/17/2017 2:15:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 17, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    Fearing that America was one step closer to becoming a theocracy with the opening of the privately-funded Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C., on Thursday and Friday, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today hyped the supposed “controversy” swirling around the institution, even claiming that a “cloud of suspicion” hung over the building as it opened its doors. “Coming up on CBS This Morning, I’ll tell you why this museum is generating some controversy. It’s just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol,” warned correspondent Chip Reid on Thursday. Introducing the segment minutes later, co-host Charlie Rose emphasized that the...
  • Kevin Spacey, Star of ‘House of Cards’ and a Bromance With Bill Clinton

    11/09/2017 2:20:51 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 20, 2015 | AMY CHOZICK
    Before Kevin Spacey got into character as Francis Underwood, the fictional congressman who by the third season of “House of Cards” has murdered and manipulated his way into the Oval Office, he liked to portray a real-life president: Bill Clinton. “We, in fact, have spent so much time together that sometimes I even become him,” Mr. Spacey said last fall at an event in Little Rock, Ark., to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center. “I’m from a place called Hope,” Mr. Spacey said as he feigned Mr. Clinton’s Arkansas accent, which sounded vaguely like Underwood,...
  • The work-shy teacher who is a taste of what's to come when the snowflake generation runs Britain

    11/08/2017 1:42:06 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2017 | Dominic Sandbrook
    Some 80 years ago, the American government produced a pamphlet encouraging people into work. It explained that being idle was just about the worst thing imaginable because it meant the loss of self-respect, pride and hope. By contrast, it went on: 'Let's look at what work does for us. Work keeps us from going nuts.' I sometimes wonder what would happen if our Government distributed such a pamphlet today. How long would it take for people to demand an apology? How long before the first online petition passed 10,000 signatures? For one thing, there is that incendiary world 'nuts', which...
  • Back Pedaling on Beta Blockers (Atenolol, Metoprolol, Propranolol) for Hypertension

    11/01/2017 9:24:49 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 60 replies
    Peoples Pharmacy.com ^ | December 23, 2013 | Joe Graedon
    August 31, 2017 at 3:45 pm I am a migraine sufferer. Approximately 18 mos ago I was put on beta blocker Metoprolol (25 mg twice a day) as a preventative to reduce headache frequency and severity. I had no problems with the medication, other than slight lethargy and a few pounds gained. About 6 weeks ago, however, my pharmacy advised they had switched to a different manufacturer, and things went quickly downhill. My bp, which is usually steady and in the good range of 120/67 started going all over the place from lows to highs, with accompanying rapid heart beats...
  • General Counsel for the House Committee responding to Fusion GPS

    10/24/2017 9:16:26 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 36 replies
    Politicial Short ^ | Oct. 24, 2017 | Mark Stewart
    Mark Stewart is General Counsel for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intel. Fusion GPS is seeking to quash a subpoena for their bank records. FBI is stonewalling Congress for answers – to the Committee which has oversight authority over the FBI. Mark Stewart files a sworn affadavit in response to Fusion’s effort, on behalf of House Committee. Stewart claims, in his affadavit, among other things, Richard Steele, of Trump Dossier fame, was an employee of the FBI, since at least 2010. WHAT??????????
  • How the slave system still infects black culture

    10/20/2017 4:46:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 10/20/2017 | Mason Weaver
    The slave master can no longer take care of your children. The slave master cannot provide slave quarters for you. If you allow him to set your culture, then you will have a slave culture. The slave master is dead, so are all of the slaves he owned. If you want to use your energy to work all of your life just to die at retirement, keep seeking a master over your life. If you are not the master of your own life, you and your children will die in self-imposed slavery and poverty. We keep hearing about the “black...
  • Whales and dolphins have rich 'human-like' cultures and societies

    10/18/2017 3:18:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | October 16, 2017
    Whales and dolphins (cetaceans) live in tightly-knit social groups, have complex relationships, talk to each other and even have regional dialects -- much like human societies. A major new study has linked the complexity of Cetacean culture and behavior to the size of their brains.
  • More Americans are living alone after recession

    10/12/2017 8:10:39 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/12/2017 | Reid Wilson
    The number of Americans living with a spouse or partner has fallen notably in the last decade, driven in part by decisions to delay marriage in the wake of a recession that hit new entrants into the workforce especially hard. Forty-two percent of Americans live without a spouse or partner, up from 39 percent in 2007, according to the Pew Research Center’s analysis of U.S. Census Bureau figures. For those under the age of 35 years old, 61 percent live without a spouse or partner, up 5 percentage points from a decade ago. The higher number of spouseless households comes...
  • The Weinstein Revelations...

    10/12/2017 11:41:15 AM PDT · by mononymous · 16 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 10/12/2017 | Mononymous
    Things that have become clearer from the Weinstein affair: (1) in their ideal world, Hollywood is a model of what the left would like this country to be; a world in which the rich, elites have control over and manipulate every aspect of our lives. (2) socialism/communism is a natural consequence of their belief in (1); one only needs to look at the Venezuelan model to see what happens if they succeed and to a certain degree, folks like Weinstein have successfully implemented the Venezuelan model within the Hollywood sphere. (3) it is possible that the many leftists in Hollywood...
  • Anarchy, Disaster and America

    10/09/2017 4:13:49 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 10/8/17 | Don McGee
    It is obvious that anarchists and the havoc they are causing are having a negative impact upon our country. Their motive is typical of anarchists; they want what they call complete freedom in life. They want a society where there are no rules for living and no accountability for their actions. Many anarchists claim that no one should have an abundance of anything, and that all things should be equally divided among all people. That is why they are prize targets for those wanting to impose socialism or communism upon a free market society; they are already leaning in that...
  • Tripping Over an Inconvenient Truth for Leftists, Regarding White Privilege

    10/08/2017 7:53:38 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 39 replies
    My own thoughts | 10/08/2017 | Doughtyone for Free Republic
    While working on another study this afternoon, I stumbled across some figures that might be enlightening to others.  It was surprising to me. You see, I'm a member of a very special group.  Born white, male, and over 65 years of age, I'm guilty of white Privilege, (according to some people). Yes, I am hanging my head in shame, moving it from side to side.  ( /s )  How did I ever sink to this level?  Clearly there is a problem.  (Or is there?)  Can I ever atone for this?  Can you? Our white youth are considered to have an...
  • Arrest made following vandalism at Trump's New Jersey golf club

    09/30/2017 4:51:22 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 30, 2017 | Mandy Mayfield
    A man has been arrested and charged with criminal mischief in connection to damages to Trump's golf club in New Jersey, according to a report Saturday. Somerset County prosecutors announced the arrest of Clifford Tillotson, a 61-year-old Hawaii resident, accoding to Central New Jersey News.
  • Puerto Rico Teamsters Union Refuse to Deliver Supplies Use Hurricane Maria as Contract Leverage…

    09/30/2017 3:10:33 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 124 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | Sept 30, 2017 | Sundance
    Puerto Rican born and raised, Colonel Michael A. Valle (”Torch”), Commander, 101st Air and Space Operations Group, and Director of the Joint Air Component Coordination Element, 1st Air Force, responsible for Hurricane Maria relief efforts, has the following comment: …They have the generators, water, food, medicine, and fuel on the ground, yet the supplies are not moving across the island as quickly as they’re needed. “It’s a lack of drivers for the transport trucks, the 18 wheelers. Supplies we have. Trucks we have. There are ships full of supplies, backed up in the ports, waiting to have a vehicle to...
  • President Trump Discusses Puerto Rico “Some Very Serious Decisions Need To Be Made”…

    09/29/2017 6:32:17 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 42 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | Sept. 29,2017 | Sundance
    President Donald Trump discusses the short-term (relief) and long-term (recovery) efforts for Puerto Rico. As everyone is aware, even before the storm the island territory was under financial collapse as a result of Democrat mismanagement and generational political agendas’ creating a culture of dependency. Hurricane Maria has exacerbated Puerto Rico’s problems and is showcasing a governmental structure incapable of governing during crisis. The media hypes the suffering, yet omits the Island’s inept systems of governance and the culture of dependency. The only way the U.S. federal government can assist effectively is by taking over almost every aspect of state and...
  • Trump's inaugural committee to give $3 million donation towards hurricane relief

    09/29/2017 9:30:31 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 29, 2017 | Diana Stancy Correll
    President Trump's inaugural committee announced it intends to donate $3 million to several organizations assisting with hurricane relief, following criticism for not donating the outstanding funds sooner. The money will be divided equally between the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and Samaritan's Purse, Thomas Barrack Jr., chairman of the private Presidential Inaugural Committee said. The three organizations have been involved with hurricane relief efforts in the Gulf Coast, Florida, and the Caribbean.
  • Rep. Steve Scalise says congressional baseball shooting was like ‘rebuilding Humpty Dumpty’

    09/28/2017 8:29:49 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 55 replies
    Daily News ^ | Sept 28, 2017 | Terence Cullen
    Scalise, the House Majority Whip, returned to Capitol Hill on Thursday for the first time since June, when he took a 9mm bullet to the hip during baseball practice at an Alexandria, Va. baseball field. "I'm back," Scalise tweeted at about 10 a.m. Thursday. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) reportedly became emotional when he saw his longtime colleague at the Capitol on Thursday. The gunman, James Hodgkinson, wounded five people including Scalise during the June 14 shooting, which occurred as lawmakers practiced for the Congressional Baseball Game a day later.
  • Go to hell Mike Tomlin

    09/25/2017 3:34:36 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 28 replies
    Dear Mike Tomlin, James Harrison, Ben Roethlisberger and another Steeler who feels a need to criticize Bronze Star recipient Alejandro Villanueva for honoring the flag that his brothers came home under, you can all go to hell. On Sunday your team had 3 options, stand and support America, sit/kneel and disrespect America or 3 take the coward’s way out and abstain, vote present, hide in the tunnel because you were too afraid to be seen as pro-American or Anti-American. What a vile low candy-ass choice you made.
  • University President Apologizes For Hosting Black Students In Home With Cotton Decoration (PIC!)

    A university president in Tennessee apologized Friday for hosting black students in his home, which displayed a cotton decoration. Randy Lowry, president of Lipscomb University, apologized for showing centerpieces bearing cotton stalks while hosting black students at his home in an email sent to the school Friday and posted on Facebook. “The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity,” said Lowry. “I sincerely apologize for the discomfort, anger or disappointment we caused and solicit your forgiveness.” The president reported that multiple students confided in him about the cotton decoration displayed during...
  • 9 Reasons It’s So Hard to Find a Good Man

    09/15/2017 8:15:38 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 281 replies
    Bolde.com ^ | Amanda Chatel
    If we get straight to the point and skip the BS that’s only used to soften the blow of painful facts, we can admit it’s hard to find a good man. Even if we take our standards, expectations, and delusional hopes off the table and really look at the situation for what it is, we can clearly see that we are not to blame for the lack of good men. No, we have society who can take the blame for this one. Unfortunately, our culture has evolved in a way that has made finding a good man tough ― and...
  • Kate Millett, Influential Feminist Writer, Is Dead at 82

    09/06/2017 7:54:35 PM PDT · by Borges · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/6/2017 | EIL GENZLINGER
    Kate Millett, whose 1970 book, “Sexual Politics,” made her, as one writer put it, “the principal theoretician of the women’s liberation movement,” and who went on to be a leading voice on human rights, mental health issues and more, died on Wednesday in Paris. She was 82. Her spouse, Sophie Keir, said the cause was cardiac arrest. Living in New York City, they had been going to Paris every year to celebrate their birthdays, she said. Ms. Millett was in her mid-30s and a generally unknown sculptor when her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University, “Sexual Politics,” was published by Doubleday...