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  • Obamacare’s Massacre of the Innocents

    03/19/2018 7:22:36 PM PDT · by Twotone · 1 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 19, 2018 | David Catron
    A new study reveals that 21,904 Americans have died while withering away on Medicaid waiting lists in states that expanded the program under Obamacare. The victims were poor and disabled applicants herded to the back of the line to make room for able-bodied adults with incomes above the federal poverty level (FPL). Why would any state pursue such a cruel and unjust policy? Obamacare incentivizes expansion states to shift Medicaid’s focus to able-bodied adults by paying over 90 percent of their coverage costs, while paying less than 60 percent of the costs for covering the truly poor and disabled. The...
  • BREAKING: Mississippi enacts strongest pro-life law in the country

    03/19/2018 6:50:14 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 19, 2018 | Calvin Freiburger
    Mississippi has become the first state in the U.S. to ban abortion at 15 weeks. Today, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a law restricting abortions earlier than any other state in America. Bryant, a Republican, says that HB 1510 will help bring Mississippi closer to his goal of making the state “the safest place in America for an unborn child.” The law, which passed the State House of Representatives 80-31 on February 2 and the State Senate 35-14 on March 6, forbids abortions from being performed beyond fifteen weeks for any reason other than a “medical emergency,” defined as a...
  • Parkland shooting survivors say the NRA is "basically threatening" them

    03/19/2018 6:49:25 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last month, survivors have mobilized the #NeverAgain movement to push for school safety and stronger gun legislation. Two vocal leaders, David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez, spoke with CBSN Monday to discuss the movement and why they believe they can through the partisan divide on gun control and drive real change in policy. Both Hogg and Gonzalez, who refer to themselves as members of the "mass shooting generation," say they've received death threats in response to their efforts in launching the movement. But they aren't letting threats deter...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Vandenberg AFB, California ~ 20 March 2018

    03/19/2018 6:01:03 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 49 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe and the Canteen Crew
    ​     ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Vandenberg Air Force Base, CaliforniaVandenberg Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base located 9.2 miles northwest of Lompoc, California. It is under the jurisdiction of the 30th Space Wing, Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). Vandenberg AFB is a Department of Defense space and missile testing base, with a mission of placing satellites into polar orbit from the West Coast using expendable boosters (Pegasus, Taurus, Minotaur, Atlas V, Delta IV and now SpaceX's Falcon). Wing personnel also support the Service's LGM-30G Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Force Development Evaluation...
  • Cambridge Analytica Did Nothing Unusual

    03/19/2018 5:28:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush ^ | March 19, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What has taken the place of McCabe now — and this is where you are really at the right place today — Facebook and Cambridge analytics, the Drive-Bys and the left are all over this. When you hear Cambridge analytics, you need to think Mercers. The Mercers own Cambridge analytics. What they’re trying to tell everybody is that Cambridge analytics hacked or cheated or gamed Facebook and ended up collecting very personal data on 50 million Americans who participated in a survey that Cambridge analytics conducted on Facebook. And so you are being told that Facebook has been victimized,...
  • Stop Disarming Willing Teachers

    03/19/2018 5:04:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 15 March, 2018 | Jeff Knox
    Disarming willing and qualified teachers and other school staff is stupid. There has been a lot of talk about “arming teachers” recently, but that's really never been the issue. The real issue is about disarming teachers who would like to be carrying. Like any other controversial subject, any discussion of school safety must begin with some agreement on basic facts and mutual understanding of terms and definitions.We can't come to a consensus on solutions if we can't agree on what the words we are saying actually mean. When gun owners and politicians talk about “arming teachers,” we are not...
  • Tech stocks are flashing a warning sign similar to before the dot-com bubble popped

    03/19/2018 4:22:37 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 19 Mar 18 | Jeff Cox
    • Price performance difference between tech and utilities has spread lately to a level nearly as wide as when the dotcom bubble burst. • "The obsession with dot-com stocks in the late-1990s has been replaced today by a fascination with FANG stocks," said Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at the Leuthold Group. Price performance between the two sectors has spread lately to a gap not quite as wide as during the bubble, but close. Using a measure called the "Popular/Panned Ratio", Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at the Leuthold Group, sees danger signs growing for the bull market that began...
  • Flashback: Auntie Maxine Bragged About Obama’s Database

    03/19/2018 4:17:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush ^ | March 19, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Auntie Maxine, who’s the queen of the resistance. She was on a TV show called Washington Watch with Roland Martin. It’s on some network called TV One. And he said to Maxine, “The reality is like anything else, you’d better get what you can while he’s there, because look, come 2016…” They’re talking about Obama, and they’re talking about African-Americans and other minorities. “Hey, you better reach in and grab everything you can while Obama’s there, because after 2016, Obama’s gone.” Now, if I may make a brief departure here, in less than a year, Donald Trump has done...
  • Trump Is More Confident Than Ever

    03/19/2018 4:09:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | March 19, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: New York Times: "Newly Emboldened, Trump Says What He Really Feels.” Now, does this mean that Trump has not been saying what he really feels all this time? Well, this is Maggie Haberman, and she said, “For months, President Trump’s legal advisers implored him to avoid so much as mentioning the name of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, in his tweets, and to do nothing to provoke him or suggest his investigation is not proper. “Ignoring that advice over the weekend was the decision of a president who ultimately trusts only his own instincts, and now believes...
  • CALL TO ARMS: NY Democrat URGES Citizens to TAKE UP ARMS Against Trump

    03/19/2018 3:01:57 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 62 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | March 19, 2018 | Hannity Staff
    Democratic Congressman Tom Suozzi found himself on hot-water over the weekend, telling a “nervous” crowd of supporters it may be time to “put pressure” on the President using “the Second Amendment” if he opposes the constitution. According to the NY Post, Suozzi was speaking at a town hall event in Long Island, New York when he suddenly commented on the Second Amendment; bizarrely suggesting it may be the only thing to prevent the Commander-in-Chief from “ignoring the courts.” “It’s really a matter of putting public pressure on the president,” Suozzi told the crowd. “This is where the Second Amendment comes...
  • DC lawmaker blames Jews for bad weather (Then apologizes)

    03/19/2018 2:59:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/19/2018 | Tamar Lapin
    <p>A DC lawmaker blamed a late-winter snowfall on a family of Jewish bankers — accusing them of controlling the climate and orchestrating natural disasters.</p> <p>Council member Trayon White Sr. apologized for the comments he made in a since-deleted video on his official Facebook page posted Friday morning as snow fell over the capital.</p>
  • John Oliver Challenges Mike Pence's Views on LGBT issues With Parody Children's Book

    03/19/2018 2:17:02 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 27 replies
    The Hollywood reporter ^ | MARCH 19, 2018 | Abid Rahman
    John Oliver took a week off from breaking down President Donald Trump's latest outrages by focusing his fire on Vice President Mike Pence and his ultra-conservative views. The Last Week Tonight host began by describing Pence as an "ashen weasel," which he called the "opposite of whatever a silver fox is,” and then ran through his public statements on issues such as abortion rights, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, gays in the military and even women in the military — all of which fell towards the more extreme, conservative end of the spectrum. Oliver reminded the audience that Pence is the only...
  • &#8203;Sessions Chases Obama’s Legacy to Canada

    03/19/2018 2:02:19 PM PDT · by lward99 · 7 replies
    Constitional Rights PAC ^ | 3/18/2018 | The Seed Investor
    Obama’s real legacy was, well, weed. Obama backed the Fed’s off states that wanted to legalize medical or recreational marijuana. Obama’s America was on a path to legalize and profit on the massive marijuana marketplace. That was until Jeff Sessions became Attorney General. It is no secret that Sessions is no friend of the budding marijuana industry in the United States. Sessions’ recently released a one-page memo declaring that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would rescind Barack Obama’s Cole Memo which outlined a relaxed set of "rules" for states legalizing marijuana to follow in order to avoid federal interference. Fearing...
  • If Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller, GOP should start impeachment probe (Oh boy)

    03/19/2018 1:48:22 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 81 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 19, 2018 | Quin Hillyer
    Memo to President Trump: Shut up and govern. Memo to congressional leaders, Cabinet members, and senior White House staff: If President Trump orders the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller, mass “honor” resignations by Cabinet officials and staff should follow, and an impeachment inquiry should immediately commence. Important clarification: An impeachment inquiry is just that — an open investigation, not a show trial with a predetermined outcome.
  • No Clear G.O.P. Successor in Line After Mayor's Win (2005 Bloomberg Flashback)

    03/19/2018 1:35:52 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 20, 2005 | Nicholas Confessore
    Through four straight mayoral contests, the Republican line on New York City election ballots has yielded gold: four straight wins for G.O.P. candidates in a city where declared Democrats make up the overwhelming majority of voters. Those wins have not, however, yielded an obvious successor to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, whose name -- because of term limits -- will not be on the ballot come November 2009. Indeed, while the city's political elite has long since begun speculating about likely Democratic candidates for 2009, the roster of presumptive Republican aspirants is rather thin. "I couldn't project who could follow his...
  • Do our youth really understand their country’s military?

    03/19/2018 1:00:32 PM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 27 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 3/18/2018 | Lt. Col. Brian Fleming
    Do our youth really understand their country’s military? By Lt. Col. Brian Fleming When in uniform and far away from a military post, I am often greeted by strangers and thanked for my service. They have paid for my meals and treated me to coffee. I truly appreciate the recognition of service to our country and the value placed on being a veteran. However, I believe most do not fully understand what that service really means. The “volunteer” in our all-volunteer force is what makes the military successful. As an officer in the U.S. Army, I meet young people in...
  • Cornell Students to Protest NRA by Flooding Organization’s Facebook Comment Section

    03/19/2018 12:47:45 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 45 replies
    © Copyright 2018, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 03/19/18 | By Shruti Juneja
    <p>Amid national and local uproar over gun violence, Justin Langfan is leading an effort to tackle the issue from a different approach: using mass social action to “revolutionize our politics.”</p> <p>“The NRA has said that ‘people who are dangerous should not have access to firearms.’ If the NRA believes this statement, why is it against implementing background checks for the 22% of gun purchases that don’t require them? #JoinUsandPostThis”</p>
  • Poll: 74% Believe in the Deep State

    03/19/2018 12:20:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush ^ | March 19, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, Mike, grab audio sound bite No. 1. Just No. 1 for right now. Great to have you with us here today, folks. It’s your guiding light, Rush Limbaugh, doing the job of the Drive-By Media, the job they haven’t done at all in many, many moons, if they ever did. Regardless, I am America’s Truth Detector. I want to take you back a little over a year ago, Fox News Sunday, my annual February appearance with Chris Wallace. It was February 19th, 2017, Chris Wallace had just discovered a term that he was not sure was helpful or...
  • Parkland students: NRA has been 'basically threatening us'

    03/19/2018 12:19:36 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 19, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Two students who survived last month’s high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., said Monday that the leadership of the National Rifle Association (NRA) has “basically threatened” them since they started speaking out about gun violence. “I think it just goes to prove exactly what they are. I don’t think NRA members are bad people at all. I think they’re responsible gun owners that want to become politically active and make their voices heard in this democracy,” David Hogg told CBS News.
  • N.J. college CUTS 34 jobs amid struggle to stay afloat

    03/19/2018 12:16:39 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | March 19, 2018 | Karen Yi
    Faced with a steep drop in student enrollment, Essex County College will eliminate 34 positions by next year as it remains under close watch -- and probation -- by its accrediting agency. The layoffs of 20 full-time staff and elimination of 14 vacant positions will save $2.76 million, college officials said. Included on the list: A top-ranking administrator who was placed on paid leave after a vocal group of clergy called for her ouster. Joyce Wilson Harley, vice president of administration and finance, lobbed allegations of wrongdoing against President Anthony Munroe, who in turn, accused Harley of undermining his authority....