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  • Pentagon Choosing ‘Pride’ Over President Trump’s Orders

    06/13/2019 5:10:22 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 38 replies ^ | June 12, 2019 | Chad Groening
    A military watchdog is calling out Pentagon officials who are defying President Donald Trump and his policy for transgenders in the armed forces. Trump reportedly caught the Pentagon off guard in 2017 when he used Twitter to announce a total ban. That announcement angered LGBT allies within the Pentagon by reversing a policy implemented in the remaining months of the LGBT-friendly Obama administration. While the Pentagon went to work to implement the commander in chief’s order, then came the lawsuits to attempt to stop the new policy. But a 2019 Supreme Court ruling lifted lower court injunctions that allowed the...
  • Meet The GOP Senator Who Wants To Eradicate Social Media Companies

    05/27/2019 11:40:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 110 replies ^ | May 27, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Social media companies, whose base of operations are on the Left Coast and operated by staff who are almost universally left wing, are squeezing conservatives. There have been some pretty glaring examples of bias, specifically the whole notion being accounts being suspended on Twitter for entirely arbitrary reasons. Yes, Facebook banned Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam for his long history of bigoted remarks, like calling Jewish people termites, but his account wasn’t suspended on Twitter. Oh, and even without using examples of bias, Twitter itself admits that the environment is so left wing that conservative employees cannot speak...
  • Girl Gun Fails

    06/04/2019 5:15:30 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/4/2019 | J Eastman
    Many gun magazines have their flavor of gun bunnies showcasing inside the calendars, AR girls, etc.. Here's our short list of close-call gun accidents in the hot girl gun category. Sure, real gun folks often have better videos, but the hot girls sometimes wear bikinis. These girls simply can't handle a weapon, making them probably not the safest hands for a firearm to be in. There are many gun bunny FAILs out there in the wild internet. The girls on this list probably wish they didn't have someone posting these mishaps on social media, or probably hoped that they'd be...
  • It’s Time to Promote Good Social Science on Same-Sex Parenting

    05/29/2019 7:39:51 AM PDT · by fwdude · 14 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | May 12, 2019 | Paul Sullins
    Social scientists who conduct research on the politically charged question of the wellbeing of children in the care of same-sex parents have emphatically asserted unqualified and universal support for the finding of “no differences.” In his meticulously researched new book, Professor Walter Schumm turns this scenario on its head. Through a detailed review of virtually all extant research, Schumm demonstrates decisively that contrary evidence not only exists, it is abundant and methodologically strong.
  • From Norway with Leave: What the U.S. Can Learn From Smart Leave Policies for Fathers

    05/26/2019 6:53:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | May 26, 2019 | Garrett Fahy
    By Garrett Fahy & Sara J. FahyOslo, Norway - They’re everywhere, they’re handling everything, and they’re loving it. Pushing the strollers. Carrying the kids on their shoulders. Taking the daughters to brunch. Shepherding a gaggle of excited little ones down a parade route on an unseasonably hot May 17th Norwegian Constitution Day. We’re talking about Oslo’s fathers. They’re on daddy daycare and fashionably making it look easy. But two obvious questions occur: where are the mothers? And, what is Norway doing to convince and prepare its fathers to run the kid show? On the first question, the mothers are around,...
  • The REAL Reason Behind Waco Biker Dismissals

    04/17/2019 6:36:00 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 34 replies
    Waco Biker Dismissals an Attempt to Avoid Millions in Lawsuits. In the interests of justice, on April 2, 2019 all remaining charges related to the May 17, 2015 Twin Peaks shootings in Waco, Texas have been dismissed by the newly elected McLennan County District Attorney Barry Johnson. These dismissals are a significant victory in the history of motorcycle club culture and the fight against motorcycle profiling and discrimination. Although this concludes the criminal chapter of Twin Peaks, the legal battles are far from over. There are currently over 100 civil rights claims pending and the official press release announcing the...
  • Food for thought: Why did we ever start farming?

    04/06/2019 11:55:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 73 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | April 2, 2019 | University of Connecticut
    The reason that humans shifted away from hunting and gathering, and to agriculture -- a much more labor-intensive process -- has always been a riddle. It is only more confusing because the shift happened independently in about a dozen areas across the globe... One theory posits that in times of plenty there may have been more time to start dabbling in the domestication of plants like squash and sunflowers, the latter of which were domesticated by the native peoples of Tennessee around 4,500 years ago. The other theory argues that domestication may have happened out of need to supplement diets...
  • Blaming Prescription Pain Pills For The Opioid Epidemic Is Fake News

    03/27/2019 10:55:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/27/2019 | Peter Pischke
    Angela Kennecke is a popular reporter for a television news station in my hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Each weeknight, Kennecke is at the anchor desk for KELO, a CBS affiliate, and has been there as long as I can remember. For many people in the “Sioux Empire,” Kennecke’s work on television is a normal part of the day, and they can count on her to tell them how it is.But Kennecke’s objectivity was shaken in May 2018, when her 21-year-old daughter, Emily, was found dead after overdosing on heroin that had been laced with the opioid fentanyl....
  • catfight! Customers brawl at Starbucks stores across China over limited edition "cat paw" mug (tr)

    02/28/2019 11:41:51 PM PST · by granada · 20 replies
    Mail online ^ | 28 February 2019 | KELSEY CHENG
    Customers at various Starbucks stores in China were filmed fighting each other over limited edition 'cat-paw' coffee mugs. A series of videos filmed by witnesses showed people quarrelling and tussling at several branches of the American coffee shop chain as they struggled to get their hands on the new double-walled glass mug that has a mould resembling a cat's paw. The pink cups, part of Starbucks China's new Cherry Blossom collection, went on sale at its stores and online on Tuesday for 199 yuan (£22) and sold out in minutes. One of the clip shows a man and woman wrestling...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Attacks Senate GOP for Ignoring Bill That Hasn’t Passed House

    02/12/2019 5:44:05 AM PST · by ManHunter · 88 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11 FEB 2019 | Alex Griswold
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) attacked Senate Republicans Monday for sitting on a bill that in actuality has not passed the House of Representatives. Ocasio-Cortez received thousands of retweets for a tweet claiming that the "For the People Act" had passed the House with over two hundred cosponsors. "Now it’s at the Senate," she wrote. "GOP is calling getting money out of politics a ‘power grab.'"

    02/11/2019 10:59:21 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 92 replies
    Katy Perry's shoe that is under scrutiny for resembling blackface is about to be yanked ... TMZ has learned. Katy's got a whole shoe line for sale at retailers like Dillard's and Walmart -- and a couple of her designs feature what looks similar to blackface ... the "Rue Face Slip On Loafers" and its high-heeled counterpart, "Ora Face Block Heel Sandal." The "face" shoes have two eyes, a nose and red lips on them, and they come in two different colors ... black and beige. The black one is problematic, because it looks a lot like classic blackface makeup,...
  • Katy Perry’s shoes pulled after ‘blackface’ backlash

    02/11/2019 3:37:32 PM PST · by OddLane · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/11/19 | Raquel Laneri
    Dear fashion people: Please stop trying to make “blackface” happen. First it was Prada. Then Gucci. Now, pop star Katy Perry (who, yes, is apparently a fashion designer) is in hot water for selling shoes that evoke — intentionally or not — the racist imagery. The styles in question — a pair of mules and some high-heeled sandals — feature eyes and big red lips, resembling minstrel makeup. TMZ reports that retailers Dillards and Walmart will pull the offending styles, though not the whole line, from their stores after facing social media backlash...
  • Remember the FBI Agent Who Accidentally Shot Someone While Doing a Backflip? This Is His Fate.

    12/27/2018 8:53:38 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 12/27/2018 | Beth Baumann
    Back in June, FBI agent Chase Bishop was at a bar in Denver when he decided to do a backflip with his duty weapon on his hip. When he made the made the flip, his gun fell out of the waistband of his pants. As Bishop picked up the firearm to place it back in his pants, he accidentally hit bar-goer Tom Reddington. The round hit one of Reddington's main arteries. According to his attorney, he could have died had witnesses not created a tourniquet with a belt while they waited for EMS to arrive. And it was all caught...
  • John Bolton unveils new Africa strategy based on "America First" principles

    12/20/2018 11:10:47 PM PST · by aquila48 · 27 replies
    Ambassador John Bolton, the President's national security adviser, unveiled the strategy in remarks delivered at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C. "Under our new Africa strategy, we will target U.S. funding toward key countries and particular strategic objectives," Bolton said. "We will make certain that all aid to the region—whether for security, humanitarian, or development needs—advances U.S. interests," Bolton said. Currently, the U.S. sends more than $8 billion annually to African countries, though Bolton, citing a "longstanding pattern of aid without effect," indicated that amount may soon be slashed. "Unfortunately, billions upon billions of U.S. taxpayer...
  • Rand Paul: Promise To End The War In Syria Is Why Trump Won The Election

    12/21/2018 6:50:25 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 60 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 20, 2018 | Tim Hains
    On 'America's Newsroom' Senator Rand Paul backed President Trump in the face of harsh criticism from Republicans over his decision to withdraw the 2,000-strong U.S. force from Syria. RAND PAUL: This is a very bold move for President Trump. It is exactly what he promised the American people -- in fact it is one of the reasons he won the election. Because he is different from so many Republicans who want us to be everywhere all the time around the world. They want us to be the world policeman, that every war on the planet we have to have our...
  • Her Inner Brezhnev

    12/21/2018 7:58:45 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 18 replies
    NRO ^ | 15 Nov 2018 | Andrew Stuttaford
    Why Angela Merkel is like the former Soviet leader There was a time when Angela Merkel, like many young East Germans, would don a special shirt (blue rather than brown; different dictatorship) and parade for the Party, sometimes (not everything had changed) by torchlight. On occasion, she and her Free German Youth comrades would have marched behind banners carrying the portrait of Leonid Brezhnev, the Soviet leader whose extended (1964–82) rule has more than longevity in common with her own. No, no, Merkel is not a Communist. Nor does she order the invasion of other countries; she merely bullies them....
  • US Lawmaker Suggests ‘WallCoin’ to Fund Trump’s Mexico Border Wall

    12/15/2018 5:24:47 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 89 replies ^ | December 14, 2017 | Nikhilesh De
    Ohio Congressman Warren Davidson thinks crowdfunding may provide a solution to the controversial proposal of building a wall on the Mexican border. And, perhaps more notably, he suggested using a cryptocurrency to do so. During an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep, the U.S. lawmaker explained that he has already proposed letting the American public pay for the wall, which is opposed by Democrats but mades up a key aspect of President Donald Trump’s list of 2016 campaign promises. In particular, Davidson told Inskeep, he has suggested a private funding program wherein “the American people, or whomever should choose to donate,”...
  • Trump: Cohen only became a ‘rat’ after FBI 'broke into' office

    12/16/2018 10:28:02 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/18 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Sunday blamed the FBI's search of the office of his former attorney, Michael Cohen, for causing his longtime associate to turn against him. "Remember, Michael Cohen only became a 'Rat' after the FBI did something which was absolutely unthinkable & unheard of until the Witch Hunt was illegally started. They BROKE INTO AN ATTORNEY’S OFFICE!" Trump wrote on Twitter. The president questioned why the FBI did not "break into" the offices of the Democratic National Committee or his 2016 campaign opponent, Hillary Clinton. The FBI in April raided Cohen's home, office and hotel room, seizing troves of...
  • Jared Kushner Announces Middle East Peace Deal in Next Couple of Months...

    12/10/2018 9:21:06 PM PST · by bitt · 74 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/10/2018 | Jim Hoft
    White House Senior Adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner joined Sean Hannity on Monday night for a rare public interview. Kushner has been instrumental in the USMCA trade talks, the peace talks with Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia and criminal-justice reform. On Monday Kushner pushed the White House sentencing reform bill. Jared also commented on the Middle East peace talks and the conflicts due to the Khashoggi murder in Istanbul. Jared said his Middle East peace plan will be released in next couple of months.
  • Kansas recalls hundreds of license plates over ethnic slur complaint

    11/28/2018 6:07:21 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 85 replies
    NBC ^ | Nov. 28, 2018 | AP
    WICHITA, Kan. — Kansas is recalling hundreds of vehicle license plates on the streets containing the “JAP” lettering in the wake of complaints that it is an ethnic slur offensive to Japanese Americans. The Kansas Department of Revenue said there are 731 active registrations containing that random letter combination on standard license plates. Vehicle owners were sent a letter dated Tuesday asking them to return the plate to their county vehicle office within 30 days for replacement at no cost. Plates not replaced within that period will be identified in the state’s system and will be replaced at their annual...