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  • Jo Jorgensen named Libertarian Presidential nominee

    05/24/2020 12:15:13 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    kgun9.com ^ | May 23, 2020 | Aubrey Gelpieryn
    Former Vice President candidate Dr. Jo Jorgensen was named the Libertarian Party's 2020 presidential nominee during the party's nominating convention Saturday night. The convention was held online and included 12 hours of debate and four rounds of balloting. Jorgensen is also the party's first female Presidential nominee.
  • Amash decides against Libertarian campaign for president

    05/16/2020 11:39:06 AM PDT · by be-baw · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | Tal Axelrod
    Rep. Justin Amash (L-Mich.) announced Saturday he will not run for president as a Libertarian, saying the circumstances do not “lend themselves” toward a successful third-party campaign. “I’ve spent nearly three weeks assessing the race, appearing in media, talking to delegates and donors, watching the Libertarian Party’s convention plan unfold, and gathering feedback from family, friends, and other advisers,” Amash tweeted. “After much reflection, I’ve concluded that circumstances don’t lend themselves to my success as a candidate for president this year, and therefore I will not be a candidate.” Amash maintained that a third party candidate could contribute a fresh...
  • “Price is Right” Donates Almost $100,000 to Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

    05/13/2020 11:15:46 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | May 12, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    One of America’s favorite game shows “The Price Is Right” donated nearly $100,000 to the abortion chain Planned Parenthood on Monday night. Yahoo News reports the CBS special “The Price Is Right at Night” featured celebrity guest drag queen RuPaul playing for donations to the billion-dollar abortion group. According to the report, the show matched the contestants’ winnings with a donation to RuPaul’s charity of choice, and the contestants won prizes valued at $97,266. On the show, RuPaul said he chose Planned Parenthood because it “provides vital and often free services to both men and women.” But many fans were...
  • Thousands of Protesters Slam Gov. Andy Beshear: He Closed Churches But Kept Abortion Clinics Open

    05/04/2020 12:39:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    Life News ^ | May 4, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    At least 1,000 Kentuckians protested Saturday in Frankfort against Gov. Andy Beshear’s decision to allow abortions to continue while restricting church gatherings and small businesses. Kentucky Today reports protesters urged the governor to reopen the state and allow people to return to church and work. Like many Democrat governors, Beshear restricted church gatherings, small businesses, non-essential medical care and more to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and preserve medical supplies for life-saving medical care. However, the governor allowed an exception for elective abortions – after the state’s only abortion clinic donated to his campaign, something state Rep. Stan...
  • Coronavirus News: Video of NYPD arrest during social distancing enforcement sparks outcry

    05/03/2020 7:21:04 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    ABC7ny.com ^ | 5-3-20 | Eyewitless news
    There is an outcry over a video of an NYPD officer taking down a bystander who was watching officers make an arrest for an apparent social distancing violation this weekend. The incident was reported Saturday evening around 5:30 on 9th Street and Avenue D in the East Village. As a couple was being arrested, video shows one of the officers break away from that arrest to walk up to a bystander with his taser drawn -- swearing and telling him to move back. Video showed the plainclothes officer, who was not wearing a protective face mask, slapping 33-year-old Donni Wright...
  • Israeli Hospital to Begin Treating Coronavirus Patients with Cannabis

    04/26/2020 8:46:50 PM PDT · by Ken H · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 25, 2020 | n.a.
    TEL AVIV – An Israeli hospital will begin testing COVID-19 patients with medicinal cannabis, which is known to have anti-viral properties, as part of a new experimental treatment. Researchers are investigating cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive component of cannabis also known as CBD, can slow down the spread of the virus and stop moderate patients from turning critical. Dozens of COVID-19 patients in moderate condition at Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv are expected to be treated. Barak Cohen, a senior anesthesiologist who is in charge of managing the hospital’s coronavirus response, stressed the treatment would alleviate symptoms by using “a component...
  • Justin Amash Says That He Will Use Federal Dollars to Protect Transgenderism as President

    05/02/2020 3:27:51 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 63 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | May 2, 2020 | Shane Trejo
    ...Amash has a long record of supporting government intervention to facilitate transgenderism. He once voted to appropriate taxpayer dollars from Christians and other Americans so military personnel could have their genitals mutilated:...Amash announced his presidential campaign last week, likely an effort to sabotage President Trump in the key battleground state of Michigan. But with Amash going around promoting trannies, he may pull more liberal voters than conservatives.
  • Top Military Media Outlet Puts A 28-Year-Old Who’s Touted Her Hatred For Trump In Charge

    05/03/2020 4:52:03 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Jan 16, 2020 | Luke Rosiak
    The Army Times appointed as its top editor a 28-year-old feminist from Brooklyn who has repeatedly tweeted that she hates President Donald Trump and worked as a spokeswoman for a New York councilman who describes himself as a “moderate Democrat.” After interning for several Democrats, graduating Hofstra University in 2014, and contemplating art school, Sarah Sicard wrote for a marijuana publication called the “Bluntness,” served as communications director for a New York city council member, and worked in corporate PR, according to her resume and online bios.
  • "To Get Our Economy Moving, Focus On Testing For Coronavirus" (Steve Forbes / Ashish K. Jha)

    04/20/2020 10:11:45 AM PDT · by rintintin · 98 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 8 2020 | Steve Forbes/Dr. Ashish K. Jha
    This piece by Dr. Ashish K. Jha, Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, is absolutely crucial reading, especially by Washington policymakers handling the COVID-19 crisis. It puts forth the steps that must be taken immediately if we are to reopen the economy as soon as possible without a resurgence of this ghastly disease. The key is a rapid ramp-up of testing: The COVID-19 pandemic is taking an unprecedented toll on Americans and on the country’s daily life. President Trump has said he wants to open up again—we all do. The real question is how we reopen in a way...
  • Libertarians and Their Favorite Forms of Authoritarianism

    02/28/2020 12:35:58 PM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | February 28, 2020 | Buck Throckmorton
    Ace recently had some fun at the expense of self-proclaimed libertarians whose politics are clearly far-left, even though they choose not to identify as Democrats. In my younger days I kind of considered myself a libertarian, until I realized that the most vocal libertarians tended to be either pot-heads or anarchists. Nowadays I don’t even know what “libertarian” means any more, nor do I understand why people identify as libertarian when their agenda is actively anti-liberty. Libertarians actually seem to come in all sorts of flavors now – none of which have much to do with limited government. Here are...
  • PragerU's Attempt To Violate YouTube's 1st Amendment Rights Shot Down By 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

    02/26/2020 3:40:49 PM PST · by semimojo · 151 replies
    Reason ^ | 2/26/20 | Billy Binion
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday affirmed that YouTube, a Google subsidiary, is a private platform and thus not subject to the First Amendment. In making that determination, the Court also rejected a plea from a conservative content maker that sued YouTube in hopes that the courts would force it to behave like a public utility. Put another way, had the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of Prager University—also known as PragerU—and against YouTube, it would have violated YouTube's First Amendment rights. Headed by conservative radio host Dennis Prager, PragerU alleged in its suit against YouTube that the...
  • Autopsy reveals cause of death for TobyMac's son (OD Fentanyl & Amphetamines)

    01/26/2020 6:27:02 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 70 replies
    http://www.bpnews.net ^ | 1/23/20 | Tess Schoonhoven,
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The death of Truett Foster McKeehan, 21, son of Christian rapper TobyMac, was caused by an accidental overdose of fentanyl and amphetamines. The cause was listed on a report from the Davidson County (Tenn.) medical examiner, according to the Tennessean newspaper. McKeehan's death was sudden. Emergency crews found him dead on arrival to his home after a call was made regarding a person in cardiac arrest. The report showed potential nitrous oxide use, known also a laughing gas, as well as Adderall and marijuana. Metro Public Health Department records for Davidson County show that deaths as a...
  • Oprah and Amy Schumer Want Gayle King to Smoke Weed

    01/24/2020 11:07:01 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 23, 2020 | Leah Bitsky
    SNIP “We both have a dream in life and that is to get Gayle to smoke weed,” Winfrey said of her best friend, while talking with Schumer on a recent episode of her podcast “Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations.” Winfrey explained that as long as she’s known the “CBS This Morning” co-host, King has stayed away from the hard stuff. “In all the years that I’ve been besties with Gayle and that’s since 1976, and I’ve been with Stedman [Graham] since 1685, in all those years neither he nor Gayle has ever had a sip of anything,” she said, adding that...
  • Tulsi Gabbard Endorses Legalizing Drugs

    01/19/2020 3:44:01 PM PST · by conservative98 · 131 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan 19, 2020, | Tom Angell
    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is calling for the U.S. to legalize currently illicit drugs. “If we take that step to legalize and regulate, then we're no longer treating people who are struggling with substance addiction and abuse as criminals and instead getting them the help that they need,” the 2020 presidential candidate said at a campaign stop in Merrimack, New Hampshire on Friday. She was responding to a voter who asked whether her plan to end the war on drugs centered on more harm reduction and treatment or if it involved moving to “legalize and regulate narcotics so that you're...
  • Thieves across U.S. mistake hemp fields for marijuana

    01/15/2020 11:00:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 92 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 19, 2019 / 2:00 AM | By Jessie Higgins
    A hemp field near Fresno, Calif., is marked with a no trespassing sign that indicates the plant growing here is hemp, not marijuana. Photo courtesy of Fresno County Sheriff's Office =================================================================== EVANSVILLE, Ind., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Across the country, newly legal hemp plants are being mistaken for their close cousin, marijuana. And they're attracting thieves. "They thought they stumbled upon the field of dreams," said Ashleigh Baldwin, a hemp grower in Coopersburg, Pa., who experienced two people stealing hemp from her fields last summer. "It really does look, smell and feel a lot like marijuana." While a hemp is...
  • ‘ABC treated Abby like s–t:’ Inside Abby Huntsman’s exit from ‘The View’

    01/13/2020 7:41:07 PM PST · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | January 13, 2020 | 9:06pm | Carlos Greer, Sara Nathan and Mara Siegler
    Abby Huntsman announced on Monday she’s quitting “The View” to join her father, Jon Huntsman Jr., on his Utah gubernatorial campaign. But Page Six is told that the campaign isn’t the real reason for her exit from the ABC fixture, which has recently been rocked by a breakdown in the relationship between Meghan McCain and her fellow panelists. “It’s an unhealthy environment — just the way that things are handled during shows and how people deal with each other,” said an insider familiar with Huntsman’s thinking. “It’s intense.” “Abby made an issue [to executives] about the overall environment. She’s felt...
  • Rand Paul: Trump Administration Is Giving ‘Contradictory Information’ on Soleimani Killing

    01/13/2020 6:43:55 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/12/2020 | Pam Key
    On Sunday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) accused the Trump administration of giving “contradictory information” on why the president ordered the killing of former Iranian Quds force commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Paul said, “I think we’ve heard contradictory information. We’ve heard from the secretary of state that they don’t know where or when but it was imminent. That to me does seem inconsistent. He thinks he can square the circle but to me it seems pretty inconsistent.”
  • Buttigieg: No Jail Time for Possession of Any Drug — Including Meth, Cocaine

    12/26/2019 2:15:16 PM PST · by rktman · 189 replies
    brietbart.com ^ | 12/26/2019 | pam key
    On Monday, during an interview with the Des Moines Register, 2020 presidential hopeful mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg said drug possession should not result in jail time. Buttigieg said, “Incarceration should not even be a response to drug possession. What I have seen is while there continues to be all kinds of harms associated with drug possession and use, it is also the case that we have created in an effort to deal with a public health problem, we have created an even bigger problem — a justice problem, and it’s own form of a health problem when...
  • Has Nothing Been Learned Since 2003? Corporate Media Welcome Back Iraq War Hawks To Make Case for Iran

    01/12/2020 8:18:44 AM PST · by davikkm · 23 replies
    IWB ^ | Eoin Higgins
    "No voices calling for peace. No voices critical of empire. Just establishment media and current and former Pentagon officials who feed off the trillion dollar war machine." As President Donald Trump spent the early days of 2020 instigating and then backing down from a potentially catastrophic confrontation with Iran, corporate media in the U.S. turned to the very same people who promoted the country's worst foreign policy disaster in a generation to advocate for repeating the mistakes of two decades ago. The decision of networks and cable news outlets like CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News to bring on a stream of past advocates for...
  • Rand Paul on Graham: "Sad" When People Use "Drape Of Patriotism" To Question Patriotism Of Others

    01/09/2020 7:58:44 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 20 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 1-9-2020 | Ian Schwartz
    In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Sen. Rand Paul said the only way you can stop people who believe the president has the ultimate authority on war like Lindsey Graham is defunding a war. Paul was responding to Graham's accusation that he "empowering the enemy" by playing games with the "unconstitutional" War Powers Act. Paul called the Trump administration's reasoning for the Soleimani strike an "insult to the constitution." "I think it's sad when people have this fake sort of drape of patriotism, and anybody that disagrees with them is not a patriot," Paul said Wednesday. "For him to...