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  • Why Socialism FAILS - Political Iatrogenics and Causal Opacity

    03/25/2019 6:31:57 PM PDT · by LibertyFound · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 21, 2019 | Spencer P Morrison
    Socialism is a political philosophy predicated upon interventionism. It’s all about taking action. Doing. Unemployment? Create jobs. Poverty? Provide welfare. High rents? Impose rent controls. Socialism is popular because it appeals to one of mankind’s most powerful psychological biases. Sadly, socialism is also often little more than an exercise in political iatrogenics: it just makes things worse.
  • Bomb-maker with IEDs in car sentenced to 19 years in prison, California DA says

    03/25/2019 6:27:00 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 25, 2019 | Jared Gilmour
    A man convicted of driving around Southern California with bombs he “designed and built to kill” in his car was sentenced on Monday to 19 years in state prison, prosecutors said. “There is no doubt that he had the intent by his possession of these weapons to commit as much mass destruction as he could,” Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said at a news conference, describing 48-year-old Saleh Ali of Salinas as a “wannabe terrorist.”
  • Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Equality Act’ Would Be Disastrous. Here Are 5 Likely Victim Groups.

    03/25/2019 6:00:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 20, 2019 | Monica Burke and Madison Ferguson
    Equality is a central value that unites us as Americans, and is enshrined in our nation’s legal motto, “Equal justice under law.” It is egregious, then, to misuse that term, to use it to divide us and further inequality. But that’s what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has done in naming her new proposal the “Equality Act.” Far from advancing equality, the bill would rob Americans of some of their most cherished liberties. The Equality Act would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes under federal civil rights law. But whereas the original Civil Rights Act of 1964 furthered...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Joint Base Langley Eustis, Virginia ~ 26 MAR 2019

    03/25/2019 5:56:04 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 9 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Joint Base Langley Eustis, VirginiaJoint Base Langley–Eustis is a United States military facility located adjacent to Hampton and Newport News, Virginia. The base is an amalgamation of the United States Air Force's Langley Air Force Base and the United States Army's Fort Eustis which were merged on 1 October 2010. The base was established in accordance with congressional legislation implementing the recommendations of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission. The legislation ordered the consolidation of the two facilities which were nearby, but separate military installations, into a single Joint Base,...
  • BREAKING: Co-Conspirator In Alleged Avenatti Fraud Scheme Is CNN Analyst, Jussie Smollett's Lawyer

    03/25/2019 5:48:07 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 25 Mar 19 | Ryan Saavedra
    The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that the alleged co-conspirator in the alleged Michael Avenatti fraud scheme is CNN legal analyst Mark Geragos, who is also Jussie Smollett's lawyer. The co-conspirator in that matter is attorney Mark Geragos, two people familiar with the matter said," the Journal reported. "According to the complaint filed in New York, Mr. Avenatti and Mr. Geragos, the alleged co-conspirator, met with lawyers for Nike in New York on March 19 and threatened to release damaging information unless the company agreed to pay the two lawyers millions of dollars and another $1.5 million to the...
  • She was Dancing on the Roof and Talking Gibberish

    03/25/2019 4:41:52 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 40 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 3-25-19 | Anna Gorman
    She Was Dancing On The Roof And Talking Gibberish. A Special Kind Of ER Helped Her. With mental health beds in short supply, emergency rooms increasingly have become the care of first and last resort for people in the grips of a psychiatric episode. Now, hospitals around the country are opening emergency units that calmly cater to patients with mental health needs. By Anna Gorman Photos by Heidi de Marco MARCH 25, 2019
  • Dr. Dre Deleted An Instagram Post Making Fun Of Lori Loughlin After Fans Pointed Out ...

    03/25/2019 4:37:31 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 42 replies
    Uproxx ^ | 24 March 2019 | Ryan Nagelhout
    Operation Varsity Blues, the federal investigation into wealthy people gaming the system by getting their children into prestigious colleges through bribes and falsified test scores, has sparked a lot of jokes and scuttlebutt given the famous names involved in the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice. Lori Loughlin and her daughter, Olivia Jade, are perhaps the largest names involved in a scandal that saw Olivia Jade get into USC as a student athlete — a rower, to be specific — despite not actually being on the team or having any experience on boats beyond her...
  • Stormy Daniels ‘not shocked’ by charges against Michael Avenatti

    03/25/2019 4:17:52 PM PDT · by lescrane · 20 replies
    NYPOST ^ | 3/25/2019 | NYPOSt
    Porn star Stormy Daniels said Monday that she’s “saddened but not shocked” by the charges filed today against lawyer Michael Avenatti, .......... .........there will be more announcements to come,” she tweeted.
  • How to understand Salafism in America

    03/25/2019 4:08:09 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 6 replies
    The Economist ^ | October 24, 2018 | Erasmus
    On both sides of the Atlantic, the Salafist form of Islam exists in all its complexity. THE word “Salafism” is often used loosely, especially in continental Europe. When the relationship between Islam and jihadist violence is discussed in, say, France or Germany, the assumption is often made that the problem begins and ends with the Salafis—who put overwhelming emphasis on the first three generations of Muslims and who are thought to have professed the faith at its purest. This Franco-German sloppiness can be bewildering to Islam-watchers in Britain where Salafis have at times been encouraged to play a part in...
  • Lawyer for Michael Jackson, Jussie Smollett named as Avenatti co-conspirator

    03/25/2019 3:53:17 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | 25 March 2019 | Chris Perez
    Attorney Mark Geragos, 61, was not actually named in the criminal complaint against Avenatti, but two sources familiar with the matter tell The Wall Street Journal that he is the “CC-1” that prosecutors referred to in the document. According to his website, Geragos has represented “some of the most prominent figures in the world” over the last 30 years. His client list includes rap moguls Suge Knight and Sean “Diddy” Combs, actress Winona Ryder, boxer Mike Tyson, singer Chris Brown and convicted murderer Scott Peterson. In the early 2000s, Geragos helped the late King of Pop secure an acquittal on...
  • LifeWay store closures lamented as 'a great loss'

    03/25/2019 3:52:06 PM PDT · by robowombat · 28 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Monday, March 25, 2019 | David Roach,
    LifeWay store closures lamented as 'a great loss' by David Roach The closure of all 170 LifeWay Christian Stores will be “a great loss,” said LifeWay customer Sarah Beth Van Dyke of Gallatin, Tenn. NASHVILLE (BP) -- Sarah Beth Van Dyke shopped at LifeWay Christian Stores during her childhood when they were called Baptist Bookstores. She worked in a LifeWay store in graduate school, and now she takes her two children to LifeWay to spend their allowance money. Generally, she shops at a LifeWay store multiple times every month. With all 170 LifeWay stores set to close this year, Van...
  • 3,000 Muslim children from the UK attend madrasas in Pakistan that preach jihad violence

    03/25/2019 3:31:41 PM PDT · by robowombat · 9 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | MAR 25, 2019 4:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    3,000 Muslim children from the UK attend madrasas in Pakistan that preach jihad violence What could possibly go wrong? Anyone who looks askance at this is obviously just a racist, bigoted “Islamophobe.” “Terrorism fears as 3,000 UK children a year go to ‘jihadi’ schools in Pakistan, secret government report reveals,” by Abul Taher, The Mail on Sunday, March 23, 2019: A secret Government report has warned that more than 3,000 British children are being taken to Pakistan each year and enrolled in extremist summer schools. The chilling Home Office study says courses at madrasas teach a ‘glorified version of jihad’,...
  • Honduras to move embassy to Jerusalem

    03/25/2019 3:00:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 03/24/2019 | David Rosenberg
    Honduras announced plans to move its diplomatic mission in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, opening a new embassy in the Israeli capital city. President Juan Orlando Hernandez made the announcement Sunday, during the 2019 American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington DC. Speaking at the opening meeting of the conference, Hernandez said his country would “immediately” open an “official diplomatic mission” in the Israeli capital city. "Honduras will immediately open our official diplomatic mission and this will extend our embassy to the capital of Israel, Jerusalem." The Hernandez government had previously floated the possibility of moving the Honduran...
  • The Islamic Hate That Killed a Little Girl Still Haunts Toulouse - Greenfield

    03/25/2019 2:56:33 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | March 25, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Islamic Hate That Killed a Little Girl Still Haunts Toulouse “Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew hiding behind me, come and kill him." March 25, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 52 FrontPage comments Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism Seven years ago, Mohammed Merah pointed a gun at the head of 7-year-old Miriam Monsonego. The blonde little girl was the daughter of the school principal and moments ago had been playing in a French schoolyard. The Monsonego family were...

    03/25/2019 2:54:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/25/2019
    Romania has announced on Sunday that it will be moving its embassy to Jerusalem. Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă made the announcement during her speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference, which began on Sunday in Washington, DC. "I, as prime minister of Romania, and the government I lead, will move our embassy to Jerusalem," Dăncilă said. "Our support of the State of Israel and the Jewish community is constant. I am determined to contribute to closer relations between Israel and the entire European Union, particularly now, when Romania is holding the presidency of the Council of...
  • Key Abortion Case: Texas case may determine if states can be forced to fund Planned Parenthood

    03/25/2019 2:27:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 03/25/2019
    Last week, Americans United for Life filed a "friend of the court" brief on behalf of a group of 77 Members of Congress in the en banc Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, supporting Texas's decision to defund Planned Parenthood under its State Medicaid program. The case, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas v. Phillips, arose after Texas disqualified Planned Parenthood as a State Medicaid Provider when undercover videos revealed that Planned Parenthood was involved in illegal and unethical behavior concerning aborted fetal body parts. Planned Parenthood and some of its patients sued in federal court challenging the disqualification. A three-judge Fifth...
  • Pelosi And Schumer: We Can’t Trust AG Barr’s Summary Given His Bias Against The Mueller Probe

    03/25/2019 2:04:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/25/2019 | Allahpundit
    Meh. Full transparency would be best, but I find it hard to believe Barr would have distorted or “shaded” Mueller’s findings in his summary knowing the enormous risk that to his and the DOJ’s reputations if the truth leaked. Mueller knows what the report says. So do Mueller’s deputies. So does Rod Rosenstein. So do any other higher-ups at the Department who consulted on the summary. If Barr’s being cute about what the report describes, all it would take is one person whispering to the media about it and he’d be at risk of impeachment.But yes, let’s have the...
  • Politico: Why Is Trump Pouncing On Democrats And The Media Rather Than Seeking National Unity?

    03/25/2019 2:02:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 120 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/25/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Consider this the pounciest of the media’s constant “conservatives/Republicans pounce!” spin on bad news for their opponents. After having been reviled by Democrats and the media as a traitor for the past two years, Politico apparently expected Donald Trump and his allies to react to his exoneration by, um, pretending it never happened. The big takeaway from the outlet’s perspective is that Trump & Co. should have showed more “interest in healing or national unity” rather than point out that their opponents had engaged in paranoid conspiracy theories: But after the nearly two-year investigation found no collusion or clear...
  • Who’s Ready For Yet Another Migrant Caravan? More Coming!

    03/25/2019 2:00:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/25/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    If you’re not ready, you may as well hide under your blanket because the next caravan is on the way. And once again, we’re not talking about a few dozen stragglers. Reuters is reporting that more than one thousand migrants from various nations have formed up in the southern end of Mexico and have begun the march northward. And since they are already inside the country, the Mexican government is unlikely to do much about it until they reach our border. A caravan of some 1,200 migrants from Central America and Cuba began moving towards the U.S. border from...
  • Mueller's Verdict May Be In, But Closure Is Out of Reach

    03/25/2019 1:55:14 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 03/25/2019 | Susan Crabtree
    Mueller's Verdict May Be In, But Closure Is Out of Reach . By Susan CrabtreeMarch 25, 2019 Mueller's Verdict May Be In, But Closure Is Out of ReachAP Photo/Carolyn Kaster After nearly two years of alternating White House angst and Democratic anticipation, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and final report set off a frenzy in Washington over the weekend but provided neither closure nor solace for a divided nation. Indeed, it seemed to cement America’s dueling split-screen political realities in place for years to come. anticipation of the “big reveal,” Fox News’ Sean Hannity ran a banner headline Friday night:...