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  • Does taking selfies make us happier? Taxpayer funded study finds it does...in some cases.

    07/24/2018 4:53:12 PM PDT · by bgill · 18 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | July 24, 2018 | Kristine Frazao
    And it turns out in 2016, the federal government decided it a worthy cause to fund a study to see if taking selfies increases happiness. It involved creating two smartphone apps for participants to take photos and record their moods...documenting responses and mapping conclusions: the total cost was about $500,000. “We spent close to a half a million dollars on this study and I think they ought to give it back,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in an interview last week, calling it an excessive and unnecessary use of our tax dollars... But supporters say it's also a minuscule amount...
  • 'News' Outlets Mock Our UN Ambassador for Trying to Get Votes on Gaza Resolution

    06/07/2018 7:29:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/7/2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    NowThisNews prides itself as “news content for the social, mobile generation by informing its audience about what's happening and important in the world right now. NowThis is the #1 video news brand on social.” If that's true, I ask them to explain This tweet in which they mocked our U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Nikki Haley literally begged other ambassadors to support her UN resolution on Gaza — and not one voted for it One of Trump’s loyal subjects and the U.S. Ambassador, Nikki Haley, took a virtual beating at the United Nations meeting. The Twitter video...
  • Rebel U.S. soldier punished for cutting chutes as Humvees drop from plane

    05/10/2018 7:00:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/9/2018 | unk
    A U.S. Army soldier has been reduced in rank to the E-1 grade and given a Bad Conduct Discharge after a panel of soldiers and officers ruled he deliberately destroyed three Humvee vehicles being airdropped during an exercise by cutting the straps to their parachutes. The issue has been covered closely by the Military Times and the site reported Wednesday that Sgt. John Skipper, a Germany-based cavalry scout, was convicted of destruction of government property and making false statements. The event happened in 2016. Skipper was found guilty of three instances of destroying military property worth over $500 and lying....
  • America before and after welfare handouts

    05/09/2018 7:32:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 5/9/2018 | Walter Williams
    Before the massive growth of our welfare state, private charity was the sole option for an individual or family facing insurmountable financial difficulties or other challenges. How do we know that? There is no history of Americans dying on the streets because they could not find food or basic medical assistance. Respecting the biblical commandment to honor thy father and mother, children took care of their elderly or infirm parents. Family members and the local church also helped those who had fallen on hard times.
  • NPR Lets David Hogg Slam Opponents as Old People Dying Off on the 'Wrong Side' of History

    03/25/2018 6:48:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 117 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 3/24/2018 | Tim Graham
    NPR Weekend Edition Saturday welcomed Parkland student leftist David Hogg for an interview, and host Scott Simon offered the typical "how are you coping" and "do you have time to be a teenager" softballs. But when he teed up Hogg to say something political, Hogg was obnoxious. First, he insisted "oftentimes" cops discriminate against people of color: SCOTT SIMON: There were people who said this week when there was an incident at a school in southern Maryland. And the assailant was apparently put down by a guard at the school. There were people who said, that shows. You have armed...
  • A Strange Tale: the Congressional Federal Credit Union and Democrats' IT spies

    07/29/2017 8:10:59 AM PDT · by Liz · 38 replies
    SOME RESEARCH PROVIDED BY ANDREW McCARTHY (sarcasm provided by poster): bank fraud was the stated charge on which Debbie Wassermann Schultz's IT aide, Imran Awan, was arrested at Dulles Airport, as he was fleeing the United States for Pakistan, via Qatar.......the same route taken by his wife, Hina Alvi, in March, when she suddenly fled, with $12,400 in cash (NOTE: it is against the law to take more than $10,000 out of the US). By the time of Imran's arrest, the proceeds of his fraudulent $165,000 "loan" from the Congressional Federal Credit Union had been wired to Pakistan.... part of...
  • New Mexico taxpayers pay hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for abortions

    06/24/2017 1:53:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    Live Action ^ | June 23, 2017 | Carole Novielli
    Live Action has exposed the fact that taxpayers are, indeed, funding abortion, despite contrary claims from Planned Parenthood and its supporters. In recent articles, Live Action News demonstrated to readers how government dollars given to abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood can fund abortion-related services, facilities and staff. The process of fungibility was also explained in a Live Action video: Live Action has exposed the fact that taxpayers are, indeed, funding abortion, despite contrary claims from Planned Parenthood and its supporters. In recent articles, Live Action News demonstrated to readers how government dollars given to abortion providers such as Planned...
  • Tax-Funded, Congressionally-Mandated Filmmaker Does Pro-Sex-Change Documentary for PBS

    06/07/2017 5:08:18 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/07/2017 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Independent Television Service (ITVS)--a federally funded film-making company, whose existence is mandated by federal law and which received more than $86 million from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting over the last five fiscal years on record—has produced a pro-sex-change documentary entitled “Real Boy.” The Public Broadcasting Service will broadcast the documentary on June 19. PBS itself has received more than $235 million from CPB over the last five fiscal years on record (2011 through 2015), according to CPB’s 990 forms. The ITVS documentary “Real Boy” tells the story of how a young woman--whose now-divorced parents named her Rachael--becomes Bennett,...
  • Climate Change Hypocrites

    06/06/2017 6:20:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/6/2017 | Stephen Moore
    Maybe the most laughable reaction to Donald Trump's pulling out of the Paris climate accord came from European and Chinese leaders who blasted Trump and America for "surrendering its world leadership" role. The sanctimonious leaders of Asian and European nations pledged to move full speed ahead on clean energy without the United States. Be my guest. But we've been to this movie before. The Europeans were all in on the Kyoto Protocol deal back in 2005 -- an international treaty the U.S. rightly rejected. Euroland promised a massive shift to green energy and to abandon fossil fuels to dramatically reduce...
  • Students Furious Over Release Of Video Depicting Them Going Berserk At College

    05/30/2017 6:39:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 114 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/29/2017 | David Krayden
    Students at Evergreen State College are furious that a video documenting their anarchic behavior has been made public, The College Fix reports. The footage shows students going berserk, swearing like your mother never heard and screaming about “racist white teachers,” “white-assed administrators,” and the obligatory “black power” slogans during what was supposed to be a “meeting” between the malcontent students, college president George Bridges and other college administrators. Activists are not pleased that the embarrassing video can now be seen by the world on the internet, and they they are demanding that the “stolen” document be “taken down” by this...
  • Treat Gun Violence Like A Public Health Crisis, One Program Says

    03/10/2017 9:47:38 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    npr.org ^ | 3/7/2017 | cheryl corley
    In Illinois, the Cure Violence organization is called CeaseFire. Slutkin says violence is a public health problem and should be treated like any other contagious disease. "The root cause of cholera is cholera," he says. "The root cause of violence is violence."
  • PBS Comes Under Fire For Anti-Gun, Anti-Campus Carry Film

    02/15/2017 10:40:09 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 2/14/2017 | PBS Comes Under Fire For Anti-Gun, Anti-Campus Carry Film
    PBS has produced a new short documentary called “Guns on Campus,” a look at campus carry at the University of Texas at Austin (UTA). The film is set to air in conjunction with another PBS short film called “Tower,” about the 1966 sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin. While the documentary is made out to be a fair and balanced reporting of the facts, Students for Concealed Carry (SCC) are claiming otherwise. According to the activist organization, PBS had very little interest in hearing the pro-campus carry stance. “How does someone produce a documentary on Texas’ campus...
  • EXCLUSIVE: HUD Spent Almost $1M To Cover Up Accusation Against Top Exec

    01/12/2017 7:07:30 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/11/2017 | Luke Rosiak
    Taxpayers wrote a $900,000 settlement check to a federal employee to compensate her for once being likened to a “Little Rascals” character by her boss, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group (TheDCNF) has learned. The secret settlement appears to be one of the largest-ever discrimination settlement payouts to an individual federal employee. The payment came after an Equal Opportunity Employment office ruled that the remark was racist and accepted without challenge the claim that it caused nearly a million dollars worth of emotional harm. The offending boss was Mary K. Kinney, then-executive vice president of Ginnie Mae, which is...
  • Georgetown Installs Work of Art Honoring Hillary Clinton as ‘Beacon of Dignity and Guiding Light’

    12/06/2016 5:48:33 PM PST · by kevcol · 34 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 6, 2016 | Blake Seitz
    The District of Columbia’s most prestigious neighborhood used tax money to commission a work of art honoring Hillary Clinton. The artwork, titled “Red, White, and Hillary Blue Diamonds,” consists of five aluminum frames illuminated by LED lights. The diamond-shaped structures are installed in three locations, where they serve “as gateways into Georgetown.” The installations are “dedicated to former Senator Hillary Clinton, who is the beacon of dignity and guiding light, as a thank you for her strength as we move forward,” according to a placard next to the art.
  • Hillary Clinton’s Solar Energy Promise Will Help the Chinese

    11/03/2016 10:18:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/03/16 | Jack Dini
    $205 billion of American tax dollars will be used to subsidize extraordinarily expensive solar power panels that are mostly made in China Hillary Clinton announced goals for increasing US reliance on renewable energy, pledging to have more than a billion solar panels installed nationwide within four years of taking office. She also pledged that the US would generate enough clean renewable energy to power every home in the country within 10 years of taking office. (1) Stephen Moore calls this ‘one of her wackiest ideas.’ It would be one of the largest corporate welfare giveaways in American history. The Institute...
  • Clinton E-mails: U.S. Policy for Sale

    09/01/2016 1:38:31 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 August 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    When former secretary of state and current Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton finally capitulated and turned over her now infamous e-mail server to investigators last year, she had all of its data deleted first. She claimed — time and again — that she had already turned over all work-related e-mails on a USB drive and that she and her staff had only deleted those e-mails that were entirely personal. Given her long chain of lies and half-truths on this and other topics, it will come as no surprise that she lied. Again. Clinton initially refused to turn over the server,...
  • It Gets Worse: Bill Clinton Paid To Install Hillary’s Private Server With Taxpayer Money

    09/01/2016 8:19:11 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Sep 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    It Gets Worse: Bill Clinton Paid To Install Hillary’s Private Server With Taxpayer Money by Charlie Spiering 1 Sep 2016 Former president Bill Clinton used taxpayer funds from cash provided to him as an ex-president to pay for employees to set up the family’s private email server, according to a new report from Politico. Clinton drew money from the General Services account to pay part of his aide Justin Cooper’s salary — the same person who helped set up a private email server in Clinton’s home. It goes deeper. Clinton used taxpayer funds to boost the salaries of ten different...
  • Bill Clinton used tax dollars to subsidize foundation, private email server

    09/01/2016 6:02:40 AM PDT · by maggief · 52 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 1, 2016 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Bill Clinton's staff used a decades-old federal government program, originally created to keep former presidents out of the poorhouse, to subsidize his family’s foundation and an associated business, and to support his wife’s private email server, a POLITICO investigation has found. Taxpayer cash was used to buy IT equipment — including servers — housed at the Clinton Foundation, and also to supplement the pay and benefits of several aides now at the center of the email and cash-for-access scandals dogging Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
  • Bill Clinton Paid To Install Hillary’s Private Server With Taxpayer Money

    09/01/2016 8:09:16 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1 Sep 2016
    Former president Bill Clinton used taxpayer funds from cash provided to him as an ex-president to pay for employees to set up the family’s private email server, according to a new report from Politico. Clinton drew money from the General Services account to pay part of his aide Justin Cooper’s salary — the same person who helped set up a private email server in Clinton’s home. It goes deeper. Clinton used taxpayer funds to boost the salaries of ten different Clinton loyalists, despite his growing wealth from delivering paid speeches. The funds were also used to purchase equipment for the...
  • Judicial Watch: Obama Travel Cost Taxpayers over $79.5 million

    07/13/2016 10:38:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    judicialwatch.org ^ | July 13, 2016
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security revealing the Obama family’s August 2015 vacation on Martha’s Vineyard cost taxpayers $465,420.49 in Secret Service expenses alone. This included $457,310.33 in hotels, $271.56 in car rentals, and $7,838.60 in air/rail travel. The records were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on November 24, 2015. Judicial Watch sued The Department of Homeland Security, of which the Secret Service is a part, because it had failed to respond to 19 FOIA requests from Judicial Watch since July 21,...