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  • The Psychological Composition of a Leftist

    12/11/2018 10:32:01 AM PST · by huckfillary · 2 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | December 10, 2018 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    #1: Unearned guilt. Unearned guilt is a feeling of responsibility for something that’s not your fault. Healthy people see the unearned guilt for what it is, and correct it. Others become overly humble and self-effacing. Leftists do neither. They become angry and hostile. They rage against the unearned guilt of others rather than face their own. It absolves them of their own perceived guilt, by condemning others in a way they don’t have to condemn themselves. # 2 A need for the approval of others. Leftism is socialism. Socialism is all about the group. The self-esteem of a leftist depends...
  • Ecuador is feeling pain of China loans

    12/11/2018 10:28:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 10, 2018 | Chris Kraul
    Rafael Correa wanted to fast-track development projects when he was president of Ecuador, so he borrowed billions of dollars from China. But the loans have come back to haunt his successor, Lenin Moreno, who will go hat in hand to China this month to seek more flexible terms and breathing space. A onetime ally and now bitter enemy of Correa, Moreno and his government are straining under a huge budget deficit caused partly by obligations to the Chinese, whose loans financed roads, dams, schools and office buildings during Correa’s time in office from 2007 to 2017. Ecuador is one of...
  • Schumer: There will be shutdown if Trump sticks to his $5 billion demand for the Wall

    12/11/2018 10:24:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/11/2018 | Jeremy Diamond
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer warned Tuesday in front of the White House that there will be a government shutdown if President Donald Trump refuses to budge from his demand for $5 billion of wall funding. He spoke after the tense meeting with President Trump.The bottom line is simple. The President made clear that he wants a shutdown. His position, if he sticks to his position for a $5 billion wall, he will get no wall and he will get a shutdown. The bottom line is very, very simple. That is, we want border security. We offered him border security....
  • Trump, Pelosi and Schumer Have Explosive, Televised Shouting Match Over Border Wall: (trunc)

    12/11/2018 10:10:55 AM PST · by Mariner · 43 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 11th, 2018 | by Ken Meyer
    President Donald Trump had a surreal, explosive clash with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the White House over border wall funding for their first meeting together since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.
  • Piers Morgan: You’ve hired me before, Mr President, so hire me again [as Chief of Staff] ...

    12/11/2018 10:10:52 AM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 11, 2018 | Piers Morgan
    Full title: You’ve hired me before, Mr President, so hire me again. I’m the one person whose reputation can’t be tarnished by becoming your Chief of Staff and I’m perfectly qualified for the job! Dear Mr President, I wish to formally apply to be your new Chief of Staff.You might not immediately recognize what qualities I have for such a massive job in your administration, especially following a hugely respected war hero like General John Kelly.But the key thing is to have someone at your side that understands you, has known you a long time, likes you and commands your...
  • French Riots Really Aren't About Global Warming - They're About Tax Heavy Socialism

    12/11/2018 10:05:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 11, 2018 | Editorial
    After weeks of spreading riots and demonstrations in Paris, socialist French President Emmanuel Macron has had an epiphany or sorts. Not only is he not going to put a new global warming tax on fuel, he's going to let financially-strapped French families keep more of their money from the taxman. At least this year. "No mercy"? Sounds like total surrender for someone who, just days earlier, arrested 1, 939 people across the country, more than a thousand of those in Paris. The truth is, Macron has lost control both of the people and of the narrative. His 18% approval rating...
  • Super Micro says review found no malicious chips in motherboards

    12/11/2018 9:56:49 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    By Joseph Menn ^ | December 11, 2018 | Reuters
    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Computer hardware maker Super Micro Computer Inc told customers on Tuesday that an outside investigations firm had found no evidence of any malicious hardware in its current or older-model motherboards. In a letter to customers, the San Jose, California, company said it was not surprised by the result of the review it commissioned in October after a Bloomberg article reported that spies for the Chinese government had tainted Super Micro equipment to eavesdrop on its clients. Nardello tested samples of motherboards in current production and versions that were sold to Apple Inc and Amazon.com...
  • Trump threatens to have military build border wall if Pelosi, Schumer won’t budge

    12/11/2018 9:56:01 AM PST · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 11, 2018 | Judson Berger
    President Trump threatened Tuesday to have the military “build the remaining sections” of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, appearing to revive a call to use Pentagon money to finish the project ahead of a meeting with congressional Democratic leaders opposed to the president’s funding request. For their part, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer put out a joint statement Monday arguing Trump and his party will own a government shutdown if they can’t strike a deal. “People do not yet realize how much of the Wall, including really effective renovation, has already been built. If the...
  • Coitus, But Not Other Kinds of Sexual Activity, Promotes Health

    12/11/2018 9:54:03 AM PST · by fwdude · 11 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | November 5, 2018 | Christopher Kaczor
    One might think that all kinds of sexual activity are alike in terms of sexual satisfaction, relationship satisfaction, mental health, and physiological effects. An orgasm is an orgasm is an orgasm. It turns out that this view is not supported by scientific research. Numerous studies have pointed to significant differences between, on the one hand, coitus (i.e. penile-vaginal intercourse or PVI) and, on the other hand, noncoital sexual activity such as oral sex, anal sex, and masturbation with or without a partner. Given that this research is relatively unknown among non-experts, it may be helpful to make this information more...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Trump in public Oval Office shouting match with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer as....

    12/11/2018 9:52:33 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 84 replies
    BREAKING NEWS: Trump in public Oval Office shouting match with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer as he threatens to shut down the government to get his wall built - and they call him a 'Pinocchio' and tell him: 'Elections have consequences' Congress and the president must agree on a federal funding proposal by Dec. 21 Trump wants $5 billion to fund his border wall and had Washington worried he would engineer a partial shut down of the government if he doesn't get it Democrats are offering him $1.6 billion that can be used on fencing not concrete He indicated Tuesday...
  • Trump hater coming to NC.

    12/11/2018 9:50:59 AM PST · by Harpotoo · 8 replies
    Groupon ^ | 12/11/18 | Groupon
    George Lopez comes to NC
  • Arpaio sues CNN for defamation after network wrongly calls him a 'felon'

    12/11/2018 9:50:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | december 11, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio sued CNN on Monday, arguing the cable outlet inaccurately labeled him a “felon” in a broadcast and has made no efforts to correct its mistake. Mr. Arpaio was found guilty of a misdemeanor contempt of court last year, not a felony — and was quickly pardoned by President Trump. He has asked the courts to expunge his original misdemeanor conviction, in a case that’s still pending. In his lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Washington, D.C., Mr. Arpaio also sued Huffington Post and Rolling Stone, which he says also made inaccurate statements about his...
  • Please get your final 4th qtr donations in and help us wrap this baby up. [FReepathon LXXII]

    Calling all FReepers: Please get your final donations for the 4th qtr in and let's wrap this baby up!! Go, FReepers, GO!! Let's get 'er done!! Prayers up for continuing progress and success. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. No 501c or other IRS non-profit status. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No third-parties...
  • Trump, Democrats battle over wall in Oval Office spat

    12/11/2018 9:43:26 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/18 | Jordan Fabian
    President Trump on Tuesday engaged in an extraordinary argument with Democratic congressional leaders over his demand for border-wall funding, threatening a government shutdown if he does not get the money. "I will be the one to shut it down," he told House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) at the White House. During the contentious meeting in the Oval Office, Pelosi (D-Calif.) repeatedly asked Trump not to discuss the funding request in front of the news media. "You will not win," Pelosi told Trump. The meeting was scheduled to be closed to the press...
  • Balangiga bells, Old War Booty, returned to Philippines by US more than a century later

    12/11/2018 9:31:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/11/2018 | Frank Miles
    Three war-trophy church bells seized by U.S. troops more than a century ago were returned to the Philippines Tuesday morning, according to reports, following the controversial decision to repatriate them as an important gesture of friendship between the two countries. “This morning, a US Air Force plane bearing three historic bells from San Lorenzo de Martir Church in Balangiga will land at Villamor Air Force Base. These bells were taken 117 years ago; later today it will be my honor to return them. Their safe return is thanks to the efforts of US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, supported by...
  • Cops: Liquor store clerk fatally shoots 2 would-be robbers, 15 and 17

    12/11/2018 9:29:05 AM PST · by Simon Green · 50 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 11, 2016 | Jerome Gorner
    Two would-be robbers who were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night have been identified as a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, authorities said. Keshawn Marzette, 15, of the 8300 block of South Throop Street, and William Larson, 17, of the same address, were pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Autopsies Sunday determined both died of multiple gunshot wounds and their deaths were classified as homicides, the office said. The two were shot to death by a store employee about 8:30 p.m. when they tried to rob...
  • Google chief denies political bias claims

    12/11/2018 9:27:14 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11th December 2018 | BBC News
    Google chief Sundar Pichai has faced accusations of political bias from US politicians. Mr Pichai was being quizzed by members of the House Judiciary Committee about the way his tech firm runs it business. Google was accused of having "programmed" bias against conservative views into its algorithms. Mr Pichai denied the accusation saying he had "issues" with studies that claimed to show the firm's search results excluded right-wing views. Privacy protectionRepublican committee member Lamar Smith said conservative voices were being "muted" via Google's search results. "Such actions pose a grave threat to our democratic form of government," he said. "This...
  • Is Hollywood Dead?

    12/11/2018 9:26:23 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10 Dec 2018 | Roger Simon
    On Monday I received an email from the Motion Picture Academy informing me that if I didn't pay my dues, I wouldn't be able to vote in the Oscar nominations in a couple of weeks. I debated for a few minutes. Dues have inflated since I joined in the eighties and are now a hefty $450 per annum. Nevertheless, spendthrift that I am, I bit the proverbial bullet and went for it. Call it the inability to break a bad habit. Or an addiction to the non-stop influx of screeners that arrive at my door every December, not that I...
  • Trump Oval Office meeting with Pelosi, Schumer spirals over border wall — live updates

    12/11/2018 9:25:38 AM PST · by be-baw · 42 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 11, 2018 | KATHRYN WATSON
    An Oval Office meeting with President Trump, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and presumptive incoming speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Tuesday spiraled out of control — in Pelosi's words — over funding the border. With a potential government shutdown looming less than two weeks away, Pelosi told Mr. Trump, "you will not win" on the border wall. The president demanded border wall funding — and said he's not afraid the shut down the government over it.
  • POTUS Previews His Meeting With Schumer, Pelosi

    12/11/2018 9:20:31 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/11/2018 | cortney obrien
    President Trump is sitting down with top Democrats Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to discuss his immigration plans on Tuesday. His top priority is to obtain funding for his border wall, not least of which is necessary, he argues, because of the migrant caravan headed to the U.S.'s southern border. It was clearly on his mind this morning.