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  • I think they're missing the point

    05/27/2015 8:59:47 AM PDT · by OK Sun
    Bayou Renaissance Man ^ | 5/26/2015 05:26:00 PM | Peter
    Yet again, we've seen fighter jets dispatched to 'escort' aircraft to US airports after threats were made against them. Yet again, we've heard travelers and others remark how "comforting" the presence of those aircraft is to them. They clearly don't understand that those fighters are there for one reason and one reason only . . . to shoot down the aircraft if it has, indeed, been hijacked or otherwise turned into a danger to cities and installations on the ground. The fighters can't possibly intervene in a hijacking inside the cabin, and can't stop whatever's on board from manifesting itself....
  • ‘Gun shop’ wasn’t only thing fake in CeaseFire ‘social experiment’ PSA

    05/27/2015 8:58:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Examiner ^ | 5/27/15 | David Codrea
    Per my report published Friday at The Shooter’s Log, actors were used to portray customers in a fake gun shop “public service announcement” produced by States United Against Gun Violence. That information comes from the New York City Mayor's Office of Media in its response to a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request submitted in March. Additionally, all replica firearms used were evidently “authorized” without official documentation to ensure legality and inventory accountability. Except, per the NYC permit, the "gun buyers" were actors... States United to Prevent Gun Violence-You Tube video screen shot “Actors are interviewed on camera in a...
  • 2016 Presidential Hopefuls - Worker-Protection Immigration Grade Cards

    05/27/2015 8:58:02 AM PDT · by Parmenio
    Numbers USA ^ | May 27, 2015 | NA
    Numbers USA has issued immigration report cards for the major presidential candidates.
  • Marine court-martialed for refusing to remove Bible verse

    05/27/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 2, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    A United States Marine was convicted at a court-martial for refusing to remove a Bible verse on her computer – a verse of Scripture the military determined “could easily be seen as contrary to good order and discipline.” The plight of Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling seems unbelievable – a member of the Armed Forces criminally prosecuted for displaying a slightly altered passage of Scripture from the Old Testament: “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.” Sterling, who represented herself at trial, was convicted February 1, 2014 in a court-martial at Camp Lejune, North Carolina after she refused to obey orders...
  • A reminder that your Instagram photos aren’t really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000

    05/27/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Jessica Contrera
    ...This month, painter and photographer Richard Prince reminded us that what you post is public, and given the flexibility of copyright laws, can be shared — and sold — for anyone to see. As a part of the Frieze Art Fair in New York, Prince displayed giant screenshots of other people’s Instagram photos without warning or permission. The collection, “New Portraits,” is primarily made up of pictures of women, many in sexually charged poses. They are not paintings, but screenshots that have been enlarged to 6-foot-tall inkjet prints. According to Vulture, nearly every piece sold for $90,000 each. How is...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,May 27, 2015

    05/27/2015 8:50:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Will the races ever sit down, shut up, and listen to each other?

    05/27/2015 8:50:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/27/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    It was a while ago that our Attorney General, the one and only Eric Holder, claimed that our country was a bunch of “cowards” for not wanting to discuss issues of race. I am willing to discuss them. And contrary to the opinion of race baiters and progressive, grievance mongers, I won’t bow to the narrative they have developed over the past seven years. Most Americans believe race relations in this country are bad and deteriorating. In my lifetime I have not had any difficulty with someone of another race. Perhaps that is because I was in the military for...
  • Memo to Jeb Bush: denying human-caused global warming is ignorant

    05/27/2015 8:49:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | May 27, 2015 | Dana Nuttitelli
    In a campaign event last week, Republican presidential frontrunner Jeb Bush exhibited Stage 2 climate denial. Unfortunately, denial of human-caused global warming may be a prerequisite for any viable Republican presidential candidate. Conservative and Tea Party Republicans are the one group of American voters among whom Stage 2 climate denial is the majority position, but they’re also the group that most reliably votes in GOP primary elections. Nevertheless, the scientific evidence supporting human-caused global warming is just as strong as the evidence linking smoking and lung cancer. Last year, the IPCC stated with 95% confidence that humans are the main...
  • George Soros: We Are On The Threshold Of A Third World War

    05/27/2015 8:46:07 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 21 replies
    ETF Daily News ^ | 05/27/2015 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Billionaire investor George Soros told the World Bank this week that the planet is on the verge of a third world war that could arise out of an economic collapse in China. “If there is conflict between China and a military ally of the United States, like Japan, then it is not an exaggeration to say that we are on the threshold of a third world war,” Soros said during a Bretton Woods conference. . . . . Soros said the only solution to the prospect was to allow China to join the IMF’s basket of global currencies so that...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    05/27/2015 8:38:17 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 2 replies
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  • Gov. Jindal Makes Louisiana Ground Zero for ‘Marriage and Conscience’ Fight

    05/27/2015 8:36:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/27/2015 | Rod Kackley
    Stephen Handwerk, the executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, may believe Gov. Bobby Jindal’s executive order on religious freedom was nothing but a political stunt, but he should not have been surprised.If Handwerk didn’t see this coming, he needs to start reading the New York Times.Jindal vowed in a New York Times op-ed in April he would not be scared off by the “large corporations” that had joined with “left-wing activists to bully elected officials into backing away from strong protections for religious liberty” in Indiana and Arkansas.Turns out the Republican wasn’t bullied by the Louisiana Legislature, either....
  • Rick Santorum Announcing Run for President [today in PA]

    05/27/2015 8:29:13 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/27/2015 | Ben Gittleson
    Rick Santorum, the former Republican senator from Pennsylvania, will announce today that he will seek the GOP nomination for president in 2016, ABC News has learned. ABC News' Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos will sit down for an exclusive interview with Santorum this afternoon. Santorum, 57, is set to reveal his presidential intentions at an event today in Cabot, Pa., near his childhood home. It will be his second run for the White House, almost four years after he won primaries and caucuses in 11 states and finished second to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican...
  • Why Ted Cruz is Right on TPA

    05/27/2015 8:26:59 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Reclaim DC ^ | May 22, 2015 | David Serenda
    It has been said that politics makes strange bedfellows. Well, there is no finer example of that statement than the recent votes on the Trade Promotion Authority. Free trade has long been advanced by conservatives who understand the need to expand our markets beyond our borders. On the other side stands the democrats and the radical left who fear competition and doubt AmericaÂ’s exceptionalism. Yesterday, the Senate cleared the 60 vote hurdle to bring the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) up for a vote. I for one, welcome President Obama to the side of common sense solutions, to help solve the...
  • Is TPA Constitutional?

    05/27/2015 8:22:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    Reclaim DC ^ | May 24,2015 | David Serenda
    Since there is so much confusion about the recent trade bills and the similar titles of the proposed legislation, I am going to do my best to explain the difference between TPA (Trade Promotion Authority, which is a Congressional Act) and TPP (Trans-pacific Partnership, which is a multi-national agreement). I will also provide a brief explanation between U.S. Treaties, and Congressional-Executive Acts which is the basis of confusion over the recent vote on TPA. Before explaining TPA, it is helpful to understand the difference between a U.S.Treaty and a Congressional-Executive Act. Throughout our history America has entered into many...
  • Judge Napolitano Says Judicial Slapdowns of Presidential Actions ‘Rare’ in American History

    05/27/2015 8:20:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    PjMedia ^ | May 26,2015 | Debra Heine
    In another major blow to the president’s executive amnesty program, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused Tuesday to allow its implementation. The decision could affect as many as 5 million illegal immigrants. But the White House remains unchastised, claiming that the judges who voted against the administration “chose to misinterpret the facts and the law.” On Fox News Tuesday afternoon, legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano said that if the president continues to flout the law by freezing deportations, “there is a congressional remedy….” Via Fox News: The U.S. Justice Department had asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of...
  • What a catch! Suitor offers Obama 50 cows, 70 sheep, 30 goats to marry daughter Malia

    05/27/2015 8:16:08 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 21 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 5/27/15 | Steve Berman
    President Obama’s daughter Malia has won her first marriage offer, and boy is he a keeper! Malia, who will be 17 on July 4, received a serious matrimony proposal from a Kenyan lawyer who’s willing to put all his wealth on the table to win her hand. Felix Kiprono reportedly told the scandal-loving Kenyan tabloid The Nairobian he’s willing to pay the president 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats as a dowry for Malia. ”I got interested in her in 2008,” when Malia was 10 years old, Kipromo told the newspaper. “As a matter of fact, I haven’t dated...
  • Appellate Court De-animates the Dream

    05/27/2015 8:11:37 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-27-2015 | MOTUS
    Bummer! A split federal appeals court on Tuesday let stand a lower court's ruling that has stymied Obama administration plans to shield up to 5 million people - including young immigrants known as "Dreamers" – from deportation. - LA TimesWell that’s really a bite! “I’m living the dream, man; I sure hope I don’t get deported to Cuba.”What the heck are we supposed to do now? This smells like racism to me, has anyone called the Reverend Al yet? Posted from: Michelle Obama’s Mirror
  • The LAW OF JESUS(Mercy & GRACE) NOT MOSES(MERCY) ALONE [Charismatic caucus]

    05/27/2015 8:11:33 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Many of my children are still clinging to the law of Moses(mercy) usurping My Law ~ "The Law of GRACE". Did I not enter the Sheep's Gate and was there not one healed by The Law of Grace hanging from My Veil of Virtue ?! Then why the struggle My children ? Come! Cling to Me(Jesus) and be found at the feet of True Humility for I have already suffered all for you and Grace "IS" yours for The Victory "IS" MINE ! ! ! John 5 5 Later on there was a Jewish festival (feast) for which "Jesus went...
  • Dems hope for Cruz, fear Bush

    05/27/2015 8:11:23 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 27, 2015, 06:00 am | Mike Lillis
    Democrats are rooting for Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) to win the Republican presidential nomination, and Jeb Bush is the 2016 candidate they fear the most, according to a survey conducted by The Hill.In interviews with more than a dozen Democratic lawmakers, former members and strategists, The Hill asked questions to gauge what Democrats think of the large Republican field. ADVERTISEMENT Democrats think Cruz, a conservative firebrand, would alienate independent voters, propel liberals to the polls and give their party the best shot at picking up congressional seats in next year’s elections. Bush, they say, would be the much tougher opponent, because...
  • Clinton Foundation hit with racketeering lawsuit

    05/27/2015 8:10:22 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Wash Examiner ^ | 5/27/15 | SARAH WESTWOOD
    Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation have been hit with a racketeering lawsuit in Florida court. The lawsuit, filed by Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, includes a legal request to have the Florida judge seize the private server on which Hillary Clinton and her aides hosted their emails while she served as secretary of state. Klayman has filed dozens of lawsuits against the Clintons and other prominent politicians. The racketeering, influenced and corrupt organizations, or RICO, case alleges the former first couple and their family philanthropy traded political favors for donations or generous speaking fees for Bill Clinton...
  • EPA issues new rule expanding reach over waters

    05/27/2015 8:09:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 27, 2015 | Zach Coleman
    The Environmental Protection Agency announced a rule Wednesday that critics say would expand federal reach over U.S. waterways, but that the Obama administration contends will clarify which farming, development and other practices are subject to regulation. The battle over the "Waters of the U.S." rule has been brewing for months and will continue both on and off Capitol Hill. The regulation attempts to define Clean Water Act regulations as stretching to bodies of water that have a "significant nexus" with "navigable waters" to prevent pollution of drinking water. The EPA told various media outlets that the rule asserts the agency's...
  • Loretta Lynch's Justice Department Just Launched a Full-Blown Offensive Against FIFA

    05/27/2015 8:07:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 60 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 27, 2015 | Nora Kelly
    May 27, 2015 Loretta Lynch's Justice Department unsealed a 47-count indictment Wednesday morning laden with racketeering, corruption and conspiracy charges against 14 people associated with FIFA, the world soccer association, and international soccer organizations.
  • Rand Paul: Jeb Bush going to have ‘trouble’ with Republicans

    05/27/2015 8:04:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/15 | Katie Zezima
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that Jeb Bush, who is seen as an early front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, is going to have problems securing the backing of his party. "I think he's going to have trouble," Paul, himself a Republican presidential candidate, said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." When asked if Bush is conservative enough to be the Republican nominee, Paul said, "I doubt it."
  • Josh Duggar, atheists, and pedophiles

    05/27/2015 8:02:37 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 17 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 27, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    By now, many readers have probably heard about the recent revelation that Josh Duggar, the oldest son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame, has admitted to molesting some young girls a decade ago when he was a teenager. The information about this came out recently when a heavily redacted police report from 2006 was released by In Touch Weekly detailing the incidents. Duggar has since apologized for the acts, even as the scandal has grown and the Duggar's television show has been pulled from TLC. I have no interest here in defending Josh Duggar...
  • ISIS Claims to Be 'Infinitely' Closer to Buying Nukes From Pakistan and Smuggling It Into the US

    05/27/2015 8:01:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/27/2015 | Samuel Smith
    The Islamic State terrorist organization proclaims it's now "infinitely" closer to buying a nuclear weapon and sneaking it inside the United States than it has ever been, a "far-fetched" claim that's designed only to spark fear of deadly chaos on American soil. In the latest issue of ISIS' monthly English propaganda magazine, Dabiq, an article believed to have been written by captured British photojournalist John Cantlie states that it would be much easier than people realize for ISIS to acquire nuclear weapons and smuggle it through South and Central Americas and up to the southern border. The article, which is...
  • The Differences Between Left and Right: Part I

    05/27/2015 8:01:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 5-27-2015 | Dennis Prager
    Most Americans hold either liberal or conservative positions on most matters. In many instances, however, they would be hard pressed to explain their position or the position they oppose. But if you can’t explain both sides, how do you know you’re right? At the very least, you need to understand both the liberal and conservative positions in order to effectively understand your own. I grew up in a liberal world — New York, Jewish and Ivy League graduate school. I was an 8-year-old when President Dwight Eisenhower ran for re-election against the Democratic nominee, Adlai Stevenson. I knew nothing about...
  • Jeb Bush, Policy Wonk, But Hardly an Electoral Titan

    05/27/2015 8:01:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123
    American Spectator ^ | 5/27/15 | David Mark
    Republicans in 1994 had their best election cycle in decades. The GOP swept to joint majorities in Congress for the first time in 40 years. And the party picked up a net 10 governorships, giving them 30 of 50 overall. But Jeb Bush wasn’t among them. The Bush family scion came up short that year in his run against Democratic Gov. Lawton Chiles. Even as Jeb’s older brother George W. Bush toppled a Democratic governor in Texas, setting him on the road to the White House six years later. Jeb Bush, a South Florida businessman, did go on to claim...
  • L.A. labor leaders seek minimum wage exemption for firms with union workers

    05/27/2015 7:59:16 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 27, 2015 | PETER JAMISON, DAVID ZAHNISER AND EMILY ALPERT REYES
    Labor leaders, who were among the strongest supporters of the citywide minimum wage increase approved last week by the Los Angeles City Council, are advocating last-minute changes to the law that could create an exemption for companies with unionized workforces. The push to include an exception to the mandated wage increase for companies that let their employees collectively bargain was the latest unexpected detour as the city nears approval of its landmark legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. For much of the past eight months, labor activists have argued against special considerations for business...
  • Remembering Malcolm Kerr: Assassinated By Islamic Terrorists

    05/27/2015 7:53:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 27, 2015 | Lloyd Billingsley
    As Steve Kerr leads the Golden State Warriors toward the NBA finals, sportswriters are easily outpacing the old-line establishment media, and the Obama administration, on the subject of terrorism. Kerr, a former National Basketball Association star, is the son of Malcolm Kerr, whose parents Stanley and Elsa arrived in the Middle East in 1919 to join relief efforts that followed the Armenian genocide.
  • Two birds, one stone: Ted Cruz punches press and Rainbow Jihad in mouth at same time

    05/27/2015 7:52:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    Steve Deace.com ^ | May 21, 2015 | Jeff Dunetz
    Finally!The economy sucks, the Islamic State now controls half of Syria and is poised to do the same in Iraq, our allies are losing faith in this country, and the media are acting as if gay marriage and a 14-year-old decision made by the previous president are the two most important issues facing the country.Senator Ted Cruz says he’s had enough, at least when it comes to questions about gay unions. Coming out of a meeting with Beaumont Texas officials, the candidate for the GOP presidential nomination stopped to take some questions from the press.After getting questions about his views...
  • Which is the safest big city in the world?

    05/27/2015 7:51:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/27/2015
    It’s not a recent initiative, but as far as unusual – and effective – measures to improve road-traffic safety go, mime is still hard to beat. In the mid-90s, Bogotá’s then-mayor, Antanas Mockus, employed more than 400 mime artists to stand guard at pedestrian crossings, showing wordless displeasure to reckless pedestrians and drivers who violated traffic rules and put lives at risk. The experiment was included on the list of 100 Promising Practices on Safer Cities, a collection of global initiatives commissioned last year by UN-Habitat – the branch of the United Nations which looks at how to make an...
  • Cape Coral, Florida, man in kayak reels in 552-pound Goliath Grouper

    05/27/2015 7:49:36 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 27 replies
    wptv ^ | May 27, 2015
    A man in Southwest Florida has quite a fish story to tell! Jon Black from the Crazy Lure Tackle shop in Cape Coral caught what he says is "the largest bottom fish ever from a kayak" in Sanibel, Fla. The YouTube post says the fish measured at 83 inches long and more than 73 inches in girth. They estimate it weighed 552 pounds. Not a bad haul from a kayak with a small fishing pole!
  • ‘ObamaCare is penalizing me for pursuing my dreams!’

    05/27/2015 7:49:07 AM PDT · by pabianice · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/27/15 | Gray
    In a Midtown specialist’s office, I confessed the secret that’s been weighing on my mind. “My health insurance expires at the end of May,” I told the doctor. I had a lot of questions for him: How much does an uninsured visit cost? What is the fewest number of follow-ups we can do this year? Do you have payment plans available to patients paying cash? I’ve been down the uninsured path before, having spent my post-college years waiting tables and freelance writing. I know the risks involved, but I also know what information I need to make sure I’m relatively...
  • Ted Cruz says he’s the ‘proven conservative’ in 2016 GOP field

    The third Republican presidential aspirant to address the Georgia GOP crowd at its convention was Sen. Ted Cruz. (See my previous write-ups on Chris Christie and Marco Rubio.) While one could hardly mistake Cruz for anything other than a Texan, right down to the cowboy boots he wore with his suit, and he described Georgians as having a lot in common with the people of the Lone Star State, Cruz channeled Missouri’s Show Me State mentality in explaining how he would stand out from other primary candidates who have similar messages.“Everyone’s going to say they’re super-duper conservative,” he said in...
  • Rand Paul blames 'hawks in our party' for Islamic State's rise

    05/27/2015 7:45:51 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/27/2015 | Nick Gass
    Rand Paul says the Islamic State exists and increased in strength because of the hawkish wing of the Republican Party that provided weapons to the region “indiscriminately.” The Kentucky senator and Republican presidential candidate blasted members of his own party like South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham for arguing that the terrorist group exists because of people like him. “I would say it’s exactly the opposite. ISIS exists and grew stronger because of the hawks in our party who gave arms indiscriminately, and most of those arms were snatched up by ISIS. These hawks also wanted to bomb Assad, which would...
  • Charlie Daniels: 'Lock and Load America, Trouble is on the Way'

    05/27/2015 7:45:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 05/25/15 | John Blosser
    Grammy-winning country music legend Charlie Daniels is fed up with President Obama's refusal to blame Muslims for terrorism and America's political correctness when it comes to Islamic murderers, and says, "Lock and load America, trouble is on the way." In a lengthy statement on his website, triggered by the terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, on May 3, Daniels blasted both Muslims and Obama. Daniels, whose hits, "The Devil Came Down To Georgia" and "The South's Gonna Do It Again" have earned him a place forever in country music history, wrote about the Garland shooting, "The ramifications of this incident should,...
  • NYT rages against Bibi's pick of Dore Gold for Foreign Minister

    05/27/2015 7:45:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/27/2015 | Leo Rennert
    In a lengthy May 26 article, Jodi Rudoren, the New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief, goes apoplectic over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s selection of Dore Gold to run Israel’s foreign ministry. The headline and the lead paragraph immediately signal to readers that Gold, a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, is disastrous for Israel’s diplomacy –“Netanyahu Appoints Hawkish Ally to Run foreign policy” – buttressed by Rudoren’s own depiction of Gold as a Bibi confidant who is “hawkish on Iran and the Palestinian issue.”
  • PacSun Feels the Wrath of Customers, Veterans Over American flag shirt

    05/27/2015 7:39:11 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 05/25/15
    UPDATE: Before Memorial Day was over, PacSun announced it will stop selling the T-shirt featuring an upside-down American flag. A photo of the shirt on display in Foley, Alabama, quickly went viral, forcing the retailer to respond.
  • Time to erase erasers? Academic says 'instrument of the devil' should be removed from classrooms

    05/27/2015 7:34:41 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 27, 2015 | Harriet Crawford
    Erasers are an ‘instrument of the devil’ and should be banned from classrooms, an education expert has warned. Guy Claxton, visiting professor of learning sciences at King’s College London, said rubbers wrongly encourage children to feel ashamed of their mistakes. Youngsters need to be unafraid of making errors, to recognise and learn from them, the cognitive scientist added. ‘The eraser is an instrument of the devil because it perpetuates a culture of shame about error,’ he told the Daily Telegraph. ‘It’s a way of lying to the world, which says, “I didn’t make a mistake. I got it right first...
  • WATCH: Ann Coulter Refuses to Hug Undocumented Immigrant

    05/27/2015 7:29:35 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/26/2015 | Matt Wilstein
    For her first official interview to promote her newest book, Adios, America, Ann Coulter decided to sit down with Jorge Ramos for a town hall-style interview that include what has to be one of her all-time most awkward TV moments. At one point, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco stood up and asked if she could give Coulter a hug. After the conservative pundit laughed and said she was recovering from “the worst flu” she’s ever had, Pacheco did not back down, saying that she still wanted the hug “as a sign of my humanity and yours.” “No, let’s get on with...
  • What if Obama decides to ignore the courts, and move ahead with amnesty?

    05/27/2015 7:23:09 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 29 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Success in politics, as in war and chess, requires the ability to plan several moves ahead. As Obama awaits court decisions on several of his key policy initiatives, it’s surprising that there has been little or no speculation as to just what exactly was he thinking?
  • JORGE RAMOS ADMITS TO ANN COULTER: BRING ALL OF MEXICO TO LIVE HERE

    05/27/2015 7:21:16 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/26/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    MIAMI, Florida — Conservative columnist and 10-time New York Times bestselling author Ann Coulter steamrolled Fusion host Jorge Ramos in an appearance Tuesday filled with dramatic moments, none more interesting than where Coulter got Ramos to admit he doesn’t believe there should be a limit to how many Mexicans the United States will allow into this country—either legally or illegally. [snip] Ramos followed up by asking Coulter if he thinks America is a “stronger nation” because it’s “more diverse, more tolerant.” “It’s not more diverse, it’s more Mexican,” Coulter shot back. “I think it’s more diverse—much more diverse,” Ramos replied....
  • Segregationists never went away: We just call them “small-government conservatives” now

    05/27/2015 7:19:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Salon ^ | May 27, 2015 | Brittney Cooper
    Black freedom & opportunity in America has always required the very federal intervention the right wants to destroy The continuing decline of public sector jobs at local, state, and federal levels is having an abysmal economic impact on African Americans, for whom steady, stable government employment opportunities have provided a sure path into the middle class. The New York Times reported yesterday that “roughly one in five black adults works for the government, teaching school, delivering mail, driving buses, processing criminal justice and managing large staffs.” Because Black people hold a disproportionate number of government jobs, cutbacks that affect everyone...
  • Police detail traffic stop that ended in officer's death

    05/27/2015 7:17:42 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/26/15 | Russell Contreras
    Rio Rancho Police Chief Michael Geier detailed the last moments of Officer Gregg Benner's shift during a news conference Tuesday in which police identified a known gang member with an extensive criminal record that included a manslaughter conviction and weapons charges as the man suspected of fatally shooting the officer. Andrew Romero, 28, was a passenger in the vehicle that Benner attempted to stop just after 8 p.m. Monday near a fast-food restaurant, Geier said. "It started out as, for all practical purposes, a routine traffic stop, something our officers do daily," the chief said. "Officer Benner is a hardworking,...
  • Kenyan lawyer makes a fabulous offer for Malia Obama's hand in marriage

    05/27/2015 7:12:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/27/2015 | Rick Moran
    President Obama's 16 year old daughter Malia is one lucky teenager. A lawyer in Kenya is offering to marry her "not for money, but for love." And to sweeten the pot, he will offer President Obama 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats for her. So far, the White House has had no comment as President Obama no doubt weighs the pros and cons of the offer.  Sky News reports that Felix Kiprono told Kenya daily The Nairobian that he "got interested" in Malia in 2008. President Obama was then running for office for the first time and Malia was 10. Mr...
  • Santorum Hopes To Catch Lightning In A Bottle A Second Time

    05/27/2015 7:10:13 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | May 27, 2015 | Jessica Taylor
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is praying for political lightning to strike twice. Even after pulling an upset win in the Iowa caucuses four years ago and going on to survive the longest against eventual nominee Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential hopeful is again the underdog in a much more crowded 2016 field. Expected to announce his second bid for president in his hometown of Butler, Pa., Wednesday, Santorum is nowhere near the silver-medal finish he pulled off in 2012. But that's not stopping him from still preaching his brand of "blue-collar conservatism" with an emphasis on workers and manufacturing...
  • The Iraq War Question: A Suggestion to Republican Candidates

    05/27/2015 7:09:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/27/2015 | Peter Nichols
    The foreign policy position of several Republican candidates took a dramatic turn after Jeb Bush, by common perception, bungled a question on the Iraq War.  Knowing what he knows now (i.e., that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq) would Governor Bush have launched an invasion in 2003?  Bush answered in the affirmative, thereafter discovering that he had misunderstood the question and needed to amend his response.  Immediately after, such other candidates as Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz deemed it prudent to say no – knowing what they also know now, they would not have attacked Iraq...
  • Can a Slidefire Effectively Duplicate Full-Auto?

    05/27/2015 7:07:15 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 14 replies
    Forgotten Weapons ^ | May 26th, 2015 | Admin
    The Slidefire (and other similar bump-fire stocks) is basically a toy when used form the shoulder. A genuinely fun toy, to be sure, but still a toy. However, I have reason to suspect that when used on a rifle with a bipod and large ammunition capacity it might actually do a good job of duplicating a true light machine gun without the cost and NFA paperwork. (For folks who are not familiar with the concept, the stock allows the action to freely reciprocate in the stock. By holding one’s trigger finger in a set position and pulling the action forward,...
  • Loretta Lynch: Caring counselor, miserable attorney general

    05/27/2015 7:05:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/27/2015 | Deborah C. Tyler
    The attorney general appears to be a caring lady. She said to the officers, "You have picked a noble profession. Despite how people may want to portray it, you [should] hold on to that every day." Ms. Lynch is so steeped in anti-police racism that she is oblivious that what she said to the police is called triangulating, reminding them that "the people" are against them. Her message, though she probably doesn't understand it, is "though 'people' think you are evil-doers, I think they are wrong and your profession, at least, is noble." The majority of the American people support...
  • THE NUCLEAR OPTION: THE ‘OLD AND RELENTLESS’ — THE CLINTON SOAP OPERA CONTINUES

    05/27/2015 7:04:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 27,2015 | by CHARLES HURT
    Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the longest-running Southern Gothic soap opera in American history! It is a mix of “Days of Our Lives,” “Dr. Phil,” “The Sopranos,” “Oprah,” and “Judge Judy” all rolled into one, long, endless saga called “The Clintons — a Tale of Naked Ambition, Unquenchable Libido, Towering Greed, and Their Desperation to Be a Part of Every American’s Life as Long as We Live.” It is about 20 years on from being “The Young and the Restless.” It has become “The Old and Relentless.” Washed Up. Won’t stop talking. Won’t stop spinning. Won’t stop lying. Won’t stop...