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  • The Obama Administration’s Uranium One Scandal

    10/22/2017 10:27:34 AM PDT · by AJFavish
    National Review ^ | October 21, 2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Not only the Clintons are implicated in a uranium deal with the Russians that compromised national-security interests. Let’s put the Uranium One scandal in perspective: The cool half-million bucks the Putin regime funneled to Bill Clinton was five times the amount it spent on those Facebook ads — the ones the media-Democrat complex ludicrously suggests swung the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump.

    10/22/2017 10:11:49 AM PDT · by JP1201 · 19 replies
    With the horrific shooting that recently took place in Las Vegas, debates over gun control have been given center stage in our media and politics once again. And while every pundit seems to have their own surefire way of combatting gun violence, they all gloss over the elephant in the room. Which is, although mass shootings have taken on a repulsive popularity recently, the gun violence surrounding the War on Drugs has created more casualties than every mass shooting in the US combined. And despite the fact that these commentators tirelessly argue the merits and faults of one another’s ideas,...
  • MI to use P3 to cut $1B highway project schedule by 10 years

    10/22/2017 10:07:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | October 2, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Michigan Department of Transportation announced it will take on private-sector partners to finish a $1 billion state highway modernization project in Oakland County, MI. Using the public-private partnership (P3) model to design, build, finance and maintain the remainder of the project, rather than waiting on public funds to become available, could shorten the construction schedule by up to a decade, The Detroit News reported. MDOT will issue requests for qualifications from potential private partners before the end of the year, and it anticipates the selection process will wrap up in the summer and fall of 2018. The...
  • Don’t Let the Race Baiters Divide Us

    10/22/2017 10:00:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | October 22, 2017 | Michael Brown
    The America that I love, with all its warts and blemishes, voted for a black man to be our president 8 years ago and welcomed a black family into the White House. The America that I love, with all its faults and failings, reveres the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King and regrets the legacy of slavery and segregation. That same America is being torn apart today by race baiters and race agitators. We must not let them divide us. We will always have racists and haters in our midst. We will always have provocateurs who feed on discord and...
  • Photo of Lady Gaga and five former presidents goes viral

    10/22/2017 9:56:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 10/22/2017 | Brandon Carter
    A photo of pop music star Lady Gaga and all five living former presidents went viral on social media this weekend as the group united to raise money for disaster relief. Former Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama gathered for a benefit concert at the One America Appeal fundraiser.
  • Toxic Masculinity Vs. Righteous Masculinity

    10/22/2017 9:52:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/22/17 | Jim O'Neill
    Never allow others to burden you with unwarranted guilt and shame. You will find your load heavy enough without adding spurious claims of ignominy and sordidness to it. I first became familiar with the term “toxic masculinity” a couple of years ago, and thought to myself “Oh great, some more post-feminist misandrist bulls—t. Misandry is “the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against men or boys.” But I recently read an article by Maureen Ryan that pulled me up short and allowed me to see the light, so to speak. When Ms. Ryan speaks of “toxic masculinity” she is not...
  • Legal Marijuana Is Becoming the Norm

    10/22/2017 9:47:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | October 22, 2017 | Steve Chapman
    The war on drugs has been going on since 1971, and we have a winner: marijuana. Back then, possession of pot carried heavy penalties in many states -- even life imprisonment. Today, 29 states sanction medical use of cannabis, and eight allow recreational use. Legal weed has become about as controversial as Powerball. One sign of the shift came in Wednesday's debate among the Democrats running for governor of Illinois. The state didn't get its first medical marijuana dispensary until 2015, and it decriminalized possession of small amounts of pot only last year. But most of the candidates endorsed legalization...
  • Hollywood’s & MSM’s Magic Wand Cures Weinstein’s Sex Addiction in 7 Days

    10/22/2017 9:46:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/22/17 | Judi McLeod
    Harvey Weinstein is the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party is Hollywood. “Hello Muddah, hello Faddah”! Guess who just checked out of rehab’s Camp Grenada? With apologies to the novelty song by Allan Sherman and Lou Busch which hit #2 on the Billboard Hit List for three weeks back in August of 1963, disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been sprung. Sprung, that is, by signing himself out after ONE WEEK in sex addict rehab.
  • Roku Bans XTV - Why & Will it Come Back? We Answer Your Questions

    10/22/2017 9:38:21 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 1 replies
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  • Venezuelans use bitcoin 'mining' to escape inflation

    10/22/2017 9:32:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 21, 2017 | Alex Vasquez, Agence France-Presse
    Caracas (AFP) - Inside a locked room in an office building in Caracas, 20 humming computers use their data-crunching power to mine bitcoins, an increasingly popular tool in the fight against Venezuela's hyperinflation. In warehouses, offices and homes, miners are using modified computers to perform complex computations, essentially book-keeping for digital transactions worldwide, for which they earn a commission in bitcoins. While practiced worldwide, Bitcoin mining is part of a growing, underground effort in Venezuela to escape the worst effects of a crippling economic and political crisis and runaway inflation that the IMF says could reach 720 percent this year....
  • 'I DROVE MR SEX PIG' Harvey Weinstein’s former-chauffeur reveals more(T)

    10/22/2017 9:31:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 10/21/2017 | Nick Pisa
    His driver Mickael Chemloul, 56, told how sex-crazed Weinstein was known as “le porc” (“the pig”) by locals in the South of France. Mickael said the sleazy film-maker also kept an emergency stash of condoms and Viagra in his Mercedes’ glove compartment. Speaking at his Cannes apartment, he told The Sun on Sunday how Weinstein, 65: REGULARLY picked up girls when he was at film and TV festivals in France; WAS minutes from death after his gastric band failed at model Naomi Campbell’s birthday party; TREMBLED with excitement whenever he saw a pretty woman; ATTACKED Mickael while he was driving...
  • Moms are freaking out that ‘Moana’ costume is ‘cultural appropriation’

    10/22/2017 9:30:32 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 16, 2017 | Jane Ridley
    The scariest thing this Halloween for New York moms isn’t zombies or ghouls — it’s politically incorrect costumes. An article on by Sachi Feris has been making the rounds on mommy Facebook groups. Feris writes that her 5-year-old daughter declared she wanted to be Polynesian Disney character Moana, which she worried would be “cultural appropriation.” Her daughter’s other choice: Scandinavian Queen Elsa from the Disney movie “Frozen.” “I had some reservations regarding both costume choices … about cultural appropriation and the power/privilege carried by Whiteness, and about Whiteness and standards of beauty,” she wrote. Feris went on to describe...
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR going strong. [FReepathon XXII]

    Don't delay. Please send your donation in early and let's wrap this baby up early!! Click the donate link and make your donation count today!! Drain the swamp and Make America Great Again!! 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....
  • Would Impeaching Trump Set Off a Gun-Toting Citizens’ Uprising?

    10/22/2017 9:19:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 21, 2017 | Neil H. Buchanan
    It will soon have been three weeks since the Las Vegas shooting massacre, but already the news cycle has moved on. All of the other issues that have been in the headlines—male sexual predation, Donald Trump’s (un)fitness for the presidency, the respective futures of the Iran nuclear agreement and the Affordable Care Act, and on and on—are undeniably important. On the other hand, we know in our aching hearts that such carnage will happen again. At this point, it still counts as news when a man kills three people and wounds two others in Maryland, but such numbers do not...
  • Report: Most Signatories Are ‘Ignoring’ or ‘Abandoning’ Paris Climate Commitments

    10/22/2017 9:16:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 10/22/2017 | Thomas D. Williams
    Following President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, a number of other nations have quietly begun ignoring the Paris energy goals, according to a new report out of Canada. According to Lawrence Solomon of Energy Probe, a Toronto-based environmental organization, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is one of the only signers of the Paris agreement who is actually abiding by the exacting demands of the accord. Meanwhile, Solomon notes in an essay in Friday’s Financial Post, “most signatories are ignoring, if not altogether abandoning Paris commitments, undoubtedly because voters in large part put no stock in scary...
  • Chuck Schumer: Trump ‘Is Not Leading on Issue After Issue After Issue’

    10/22/2017 9:12:37 AM PDT · by davikkm · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | PAM KEY
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said President Donald Trump was “not leading on issue after issue after issue.” On health care, Schumer said, “Look, this is a good compromise. It took months to work out. It has a majority. It has 60 senators supporting it. We have all 48 Democrats and 12 Republicans. It will pass, and I believe it will pass by a large number of votes. It will put pressure on the House. What this bill does is prevent premiums from going up 20% even more in some states. That falls...
  • McCain in Twilight: An Unfettered Voice Against Trumpism

    10/22/2017 9:11:01 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 30 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 10/22/2017 | Sheryl Stolberg
    WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain, the sometimes cantankerous, often charming and eternally irrepressible Republican from Arizona, has never minced words. But in the twilight of a long and storied career, as he fights a virulent form of brain cancer, the 81-year-old senator has found a new voice. In twin speeches — one in July, where he issued a call to bipartisanship in the Senate, and another in Philadelphia this past week, where he railed against “half-baked, spurious nationalism” — Mr. McCain has taken on both his colleagues and President Trump. In the process, his friends and fellow senators say, he...
  • GOP Senate hopefuls reluctant to back McConnell as leader

    10/22/2017 9:09:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/22/17 06:00 AM EDT | Jonathan Easley and Ben Kamisar
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has become a flashpoint for Republicans running for Senate in 2018. The Hill asked nearly two-dozen Senate candidates this week if they would support McConnell as leader if elected. Not one campaign said outright that they would support McConnell, although two candidates appear to have expressed support for McConnell in the past. Several candidates declared their opposition to McConnell and attacked their GOP primary opponents for not taking a stance on the question. Other candidates deflected, or spoke on background about the bind they’re in over the question of McConnell’s leadership. Most candidates were...
  • Utopia in one city: Stockton

    10/22/2017 9:04:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 10/22/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Of all the candidates for utopia, Stockton, California would be on the bottom of my list. But a 27-year-old mayor, with the backing of a foundation, is trying for utopia, as seen by supporters of the Mommy State: Universal Basic Income. writes: Stockton, California, is about to become the first city to test government-supported universal basic income in the U.S. The program is the idea of the city's 27-year-old mayor and will be primarily funded by the basic income advocacy group Economic Security Project.
  • McConnell: Trump 'doesn't get nearly enough credit'

    10/22/2017 9:03:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 22, 2017 | Rebecca Morin
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday said President Donald Trump doesn't get enough credit on all that he's done, such as the appointments he's made, which McConnell said will "get the country growing again." "I think President Trump doesn't get nearly enough credit for the changes that he's brought about that are unrelated to legislation," McConnell (R-Ky.) said in an interview with CNN's "State of the Union."