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  • Russian Communists announce Coalition governments with Nationalists in 3 Regions

    09/24/2018 2:09:39 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege
    Moscow Times ^ | Sept. 24, 2018
    The Russian Communist Party has announced it will form a coalition government with the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) in three regions where Kremlin-backed candidates suffered rare gubernatorial election defeats over the past week. Incumbents from the ruling party in the Far East Khabarovsk region and central Russia’s Vladimir region lost gubernatorial runoffs to LDPR on Sunday. Candidates from the Communist Party and A Just Russia will compete for the governor’s seat in the Siberian republic of Khakasia on Oct. 7 after its governor’s withdrawal from the race. “We will now form a coalition government in Khabarovsk, Vladimir and Khakasia,”...
  • More Harvard, Yale freshmen identify as LGBTQ than as conservative, surveys find

    09/24/2018 1:44:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/14/2018 | by Eric Duran and Brooke Sopelsa
    More freshmen at both Harvard and Yale identify as LGBTQ than as politically conservative, according to surveys published by the universities’ student newspapers. According to Yale Daily News’ “Class of 2022: By the Numbers,” approximately 23 percent of the freshman class identify somewhere along the LGBTQ spectrum. This is up from 21 percent last year and 15 percent in 2016, according to the paper. At Harvard, a similar student survey in the Harvard Crimson found that more than 18 percent of the freshman class identify as something other than straight. This number has increased every year since 2014, when less...
  • A Dozen Labor Groups Are Raising Massive Funds For Democrats

    09/24/2018 11:32:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Tim Pearce
    Labor unions make up a dozen of the 25 largest outside spending groups in the 2018 midterm elections, and they are donating overwhelmingly to support Democrats, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. Of the twelve unions, four donated money to conservatives. The Carpenters and Joiners Union, Laborers’ International Union of North America, Operating Engineers Union and American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees donated a combined total of nearly $1.8 million to aid conservatives versus nearly $43 million to aid left-wing candidates. The data were first reported by The Washington Free Beacon.
  • Kavanaugh: 'I will not be intimidated into withdrawing'

    09/24/2018 11:20:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 9/24/2018 | Jordain Carney
    Brett Kavanaugh on Monday said he will "not be intimidated into withdrawing" his Supreme Court nomination after a second woman came forward with a sexual misconduct allegation against him. Kavanaugh sent a letter on Monday to Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)— the chairman and ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, respectively — saying the accusations against him are "smears, pure and simple." "They debase our public discourse. But they are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country. Such grotesque and obvious character assassination—if allowed to succeed—will dissuade competent and good...
  • Washington Gun Control Initiative Puts 10-Day Waiting Period on AR-15 Purchases

    09/24/2018 11:16:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/24/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Washington ballot initiative I-1639 puts a 10-day waiting period on AR-15 purchases and raises the minimum age for AR-15 purchases to 21. The initiative also puts special background checks in place and adds other controls to such a degree that the Seattle Times reports the initiative’s passage will make “Washington’s firearms laws…among the strictest in the country.” Washington state made news by passing universal background checks via ballot initiative in 2014. The initiative was bankrolled by millionaires and billionaires such as Steve and Connie Ballmer, Nick and Lenore Hanauer, and Bill and Melinda Gates, among others. The campaign supporting the...
  • Fat Chance: Evolutionists Push Date of Soft Tissue Back 558 Million Years

    09/24/2018 10:45:41 AM PDT · by fishtank · 17 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 9-22-18 | David F. Coppedge
    Fat Chance: Evolutionists Push Date of Soft Tissue Back 558 Million Years September 22, 2018 | David F. Coppedge The latest find of original molecules in a fossil should falsify long ages, but the discoverers use it to celebrate Darwinian evolution.
  • In New York, Trump will expose UN pretenses while putting America first

    09/24/2018 9:38:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/24/2018 | Rick Moran
    It has been obligatory for American presidents to give lip service to the "value" of the United Nations as an organization vital for world peace. U.N. diplomats love to hear that kind of stuff because they think it justifies their massive expense accounts and other perks that come with living high on the hog in New York City. Donald Trump will pay a visit to New York this week. He will address the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday (where many representatives are expected to sit on their hands or walk out) and then chair a meeting of the Security Council...
  • Why is Anyone a Socialist?

    09/24/2018 8:11:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/23/2018 | John Goodman
    Socialism is the most discredited ideology in the history of political thought. That’s assuming you don’t count cannibalism as an ideology. During the last century, socialist ideologues killed, tortured and starved innocent people on a heretofore unimaginable scale. R.J. Rummel estimates that almost 170 million people were killed in the 20th century by their own governments. These were not deaths in war. They were the victims of genocide. The vast majority were killed by socialist governments, including the national socialists (Nazis) in Germany. If socialism means anything it means a rejection of the Jeffersonian idea that you have a right...
  • Here's Avenatti's Latest Claim Against Kavanaugh

    09/24/2018 8:02:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/24/2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Attorney Michael Avenatti created even more buzz on Sunday regarding allegations of sexual assault against judge Brett Kavanaugh after not only tweeting that he has a client with “credible information” on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and his high school friend Mark Judge, but that these men targeted women to “allow a ‘train’ of men to subsequently gang rape them.” “I represent a woman with credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge,” he wrote earlier on Sunday. “We will be demanding the opportunity to present testimony to the committee and will likewise be demanding that Judge and others be...
  • The peace sign: Evil symbol of hatred and death against Christians

    09/24/2018 7:11:33 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 14 replies
    Renew America ^ | Sept. 22, 2018 | Linda Kimball
    During the 20th century the Neronic cross or pentagram became the symbol for the "peace" movement. It was the arch-communist Bertrand Russell who adapted the sinister Neronic cross as the now famous peace symbol because he himself was a determined enemy of Jesus Christ and Christianity.
  • Paul Gosar: Siblings savage congressman in attack advert

    09/23/2018 1:11:15 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 59 replies
    https://www.bbc.com ^ | 23 Sep 2018 | BBC
    Fearing for the future, his siblings have thrown their weight behind their choice of candidate in a powerful new TV advert. The striking part? It's not their brother. Nope - six of Mr Gosar's siblings have spoken out to endorse his rival, Democrat David Brill. If that sounds brutal on paper, the execution is even more savage. To maximise its impact, the ad doesn't name the six speakers until the end - they're just presented as normal Arizona folks.
  • Steve Bannon drafting curriculum for right-wing Catholic institute in Italy

    09/23/2018 12:19:57 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 2018 | Mark Hosenbell
    Former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon is helping to craft the curriculum for a leadership course at a right-wing Roman Catholic institute in Italy, stepping up his efforts to influence conservative thinking in the church. Benjamin Harnwell, director of the Dignitatis Humanae Institute based in a mountaintop monastery not far from Rome, told Reuters Bannon had been helping to build up the institute for about half of its eight-year life. Cardinal Raymond Burke, a leading Vatican conservative who is president of the Institute’s board of advisers, said Bannon would be playing a leading role there. Burke told Reuters he...
  • What Will It Take To Wake Up America?

    09/23/2018 6:16:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/23/2018 | Adm. James A. Lyons
    It has been 17 years since the Islamic jihadists conducted their terrorist attack on America, 11 September, 2001, killing almost 3,000 innocent Americans who were doing nothing more than going to work. What was the ideology that drove these Islamic jihadists to carry out such atrocious acts? Our political and military leadership who have been thoroughly indoctrinated in “political correctness” still remain incapable of identifying the ideology and the enemy. Clearly, the plague of jihadi terrorism has its roots in Islam. However, due to our former president’s obfuscation of the scriptures of Islam found in the Quran and Shariah law,...
  • France: Marine Le Pen's niece, Marion Marechal opens 'Far Right' Training School for Future Leaders

    09/22/2018 12:10:46 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Politico Europe ^ | Sep 2018 | Maia De La Bume
    This month, the doors will open at the Institute of Social, Economic and Political Sciences (ISSEP) in Lyon, France’s third-biggest city. It will, its high-profile backers hope, become a breeding ground for the country’s next generation of conservative thinkers and leaders. It also marks the return to public life of Marion Maréchal, once the great hope of the French far right, who is the college’s director. She said the idea was to train a new crop of politicians and officials to replace the “visionless” Parisian elite. She was the youngest member of France’s parliament before stepping away from politics in...
  • The New Age of Coal

    09/22/2018 9:40:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/22/2018 | Christopher Mendoza
    No matter how hard environmental do-gooders are trying to kill coal, they're clearly not succeeding. According to a new report by the Energy Information Administration, despite the ongoing fear-mongering from the left, coal continues to be a major source of power generation in both developed and emerging nations, accounting for as much of the world's electricity today as it did in the 1990s. As it turns out, coal has proven to be incredibly resilient in Asia and Africa, where it has been pushed up by rising demand. This information may come as a shock for anti-coal crusaders, but IT should...
  • In Softball NBC Interview, Biden Compares Kavanaugh Allegations to Deliverance Rape Scene

    09/22/2018 9:21:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 9/21/2018 | Kyle Drennen
    The former Vice President also revealed that his mind was made up about Thomas’s guilt before the hearing even began: “And I believed her when she came forward, I encouraged her to come forward, we were in a position where we got the FBI to do an investigation, and I voted against Clarence Thomas.” Moments later, Melvin observed: “It seems like you get it now, versus back in ’91?” Biden argued: “Well, I think I got it in ’91....it’s important that people understand, and I think people do now, understand how hard it is to come forward.” The Democrat then...
  • Bluff Called: Grassley Gives Debra Katz & Co. One More Day("Moron" grassly cave in)

    09/22/2018 9:02:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 89 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/22/2018 | Timothy Meads
    Yesterday evening, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) gave attorney Debra S. Katz an ultimatum - agree to reasonable testimonial terms for her client and alleged sexual assault survivor Professor Christine Blasey Ford by 10:00 PM Friday or the Senate would go ahead and vote on Monday to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In return, Katz accused the senator of establishing an "arbitrary" deadline and flatly declined to comply with his request and instead asked for one more day. Shortly after midnight, Sen. Grassley agreed to give Katz and her client one more day.
  • IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Psychiatrist Told Me She Voted for Trump

    09/22/2018 6:15:58 AM PDT · by vannrox · 119 replies
    It happened to me! ^ | December 2, 2016 | Rachel Adams
    As I rode the crosstown bus, I imagined my new psychiatrist would ask how I was feeling. I had seen her for the first time a week before, after months of feeling anxious and unhinged by the deaths of two friends over the summer, overcommitments at work, and a childcare situation that seemed unbearably complicated. When my 45 minutes was up, she suggested that I come back. In the week between our appointments, Donald Trump had been elected President and everything had changed. It seemed like my frayed nerves had been projected outward and my personal problems would need...
  • 30 Years Ago Officials Predicted The Maldives Would Be Swallowed By The Sea. It Didn’t Happen

    09/21/2018 10:43:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/21/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmental officials warned 30 years ago the Maldives could be completely covered by water due to global warming-induced sea level rise. That didn’t happen. The Indian Ocean did not swallow the Maldives island chain as predicted by government officials in the 1980s. In September 1988, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported a “gradual rise in average sea level is threatening to completely cover this Indian Ocean nation of 1196 small islands within the next 30 years,” based on predictions made by government officials. Then-Environmental Affairs Director Hussein Shihab told AFP “an estimated rise of 20 to 30 centimetres in the next...
  • FACT CHECK: Have Assault Weapons Been Used In ‘Hundreds’ Of School Shootings?

    09/21/2018 10:35:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    checkyourfact.com ^ | 9/21/2018 | Brad Sylvester
    Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein claimed on Sept. 5 that assault weapons have been used in “hundreds” of school shootings. Verdict: False Assault weapons are not typically used in school shootings. The exact number of incidents depends upon how school shootings are defined, but a review by The Daily Caller News Foundation shows that rifles were used in up to 32 school shootings in recent decades. The majority of incidents involve handguns.