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  • Move to attach Campus Carry to the Texas Open Carry Bill

    05/22/2015 5:25:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
     The group "Students for Concealed Carry on Campus" is organizing a call to have campus carry added to the open carry bill, HB 910 now being debated in the Texas Senate.    Their proposal would attach the Senate version of campus carry, SB11 to the bill.  They have 20 Senators that they are asking people to email.  From their facebook page: Please send an email to these twenty members of the Texas Senate, telling them you want to see House Bill 910 (open carry) amended to include Senator Birdwell’s campus carry language. You don’t have to email each member individually;...
  • Adult dating site hack exposes millions of users (Adult Friend Finder)

    05/22/2015 4:07:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Belfast's News Channel 4 ^ | May 21, 2015 | Geoff White
    Hackers have struck one of the world's largest internet dating websites, leaking the highly sensitive sexual information of almost four million users onto the web. The stolen data reveals the sexual preferences of users, whether they're gay or straight, and even indicates which ones might be seeking extramarital affairs. In addition, the hackers have revealed email addresses, usernames, dates of birth, postal codes and unique internet addresses of users' computers. Channel 4 News has been investigating the cyber underworld, discovering which websites have been hacked and exposing the trade in personal information of millions of people through so-called "dark web"...
  • TGIF 'Toons

    05/22/2015 3:08:33 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • 3,400-pound shark Mary Lee continues to roam Virginia coast

    05/22/2015 12:05:31 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | May 21, 2015 | Rex Springston
    If you go take a dip off the Virginia coast this Memorial Day weekend, you could be swimming with a toothy, 3,400-pound buddy. Mary Lee, a 16-foot great white shark and an Internet sensation, is touring the Atlantic coast — sometimes close to shore.
  • Who will free us like in Operation Jericho: Languages of Militarization and Federalization

    05/21/2015 10:34:13 PM PDT · by lavaroise · 1 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 05/21/2015 | Marcel Casteloni
    This month, Air Force, the Royal Australian Air Force News magazine, celebrates the daring role of Operation Jericho by its valiant air force personnel during WWII. Mosquito aircrafts were dispatched despite bad weather in order to breach walls of a Nazi prison allowing French resistance to escape. Compromised British Intelligence officers were amongst the prisoners urging accordingly. On their return home, several pilots were shot down by the Luftwaffe, while many of those escaping were killed. These are the histories of bravery clashing with ideologies the like of Hitler. Nowadays “liberation theologies” competing for recognition against historical record for political...
  • Stupid Show Tricks

    05/21/2015 9:08:58 PM PDT · by OddLane · 15 replies
    Anthony Bialy ^ | May 22, 2015 | Anthony Bialy
    Last night was David Letterman’s last night, if you wonder why there are suddenly more articles about him than he had viewers. It’s going to be weird without having his show to skip. Television will be a bit less joyless when night owls start their shifts with the aging baby retiring, although many insomniacs won’t even notice. The Late Show’s cultural impact is minimal enough that Chevy Chase wonders what he did wrong. The past makes the present disappointing: it’s hard to explain to people born after Letterman began manning this slot that he created a most inventive approach to...
  • You want hypotheticals? Here’s one. (Krauthammer Opines)

    05/21/2015 8:53:46 PM PDT · by PROCON · 20 replies
    WAPO ^ | May 2, 2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    Ramadi falls. The Iraqi army flees. The great 60-nation anti-Islamic State coalition so grandly proclaimed by the Obama administration is nowhere to be seen. Instead, it’s the defense minister of Iran who flies into Baghdad, an unsubtle demonstration of who’s in charge — while the U.S. air campaign proves futile and America’s alleged strategy for combating the Islamic State is in freefall. It gets worse. The Gulf states’ top leaders, betrayed and bitter, ostentatiously boycott President Obama’s failed Camp David summit. “We were America’s best friend in the Arab world for 50 years,” laments Saudi Arabia’s former intelligence chief.Note: “were,”...
  • ISIS and other matters

    05/21/2015 7:06:49 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 4 replies
    The View from Chaos Manor ^ | Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Jerry Pournelle
    [snip]I understand what you are saying, but fortunately the corruption of leadership does not go as deep as you fear. It remains something to worry about, but it is not the immediate problem. The immediate objective is not to establish a democratic republic in Iraq, or even to rule Iraq; it is to eradicate the Caliphate. ISIS is a self-proclaimed mortal enemy of the West in general and the United States in particular. If they survive we will have to fight them. They will not choose to fight until they believe they are strong enough to work the Will...
  • Clarke: Police Task Force Just ‘Lapdog Bureaucrats’ and ‘Academic Elitists’

    05/21/2015 6:01:39 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 9 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 5-21-2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) argued the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing was just “lapdog bureaucrats” and “academic elitists” on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Clarke said the police task force “had a couple of lapdog bureaucrats on there, and then the rest of them were academic elitists. At ground level it’s a lot different. … And what I witnessed on the left was just distraction…distraction against what the real problem is in the American ghetto and it is not the American police officer. It is modern liberalism that has been a wrecking ball on...
  • Ted Cruz and Amnesty: The Telltale Video

    05/21/2015 4:30:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    KausFiles ^ | 05/21/2015 | Mickey Kaus
    Do You Have Amnesty in that Basket? Did Ted Cruz support an immigration solution that involved legalizing the 11 million or so illegals now in the U.S.? When we last left this dispute, Cruz staffers were denying it. True, a New York Times article had asserted that Cruz was carving out a “middle ground” on immigration, offering illegals legalization (work permits that would allow them to stay here) but making stopping short of the citizenship offered in the Senate’s “Gang of 8″ bill:Asked about what to do with the people here illegally, however, he stressed that he had never tried...
  • OPEC Struggling To Keep Up The Pace In Oil Price War

    05/21/2015 1:39:25 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 21-05-2015 | Leonard Brecken
    Some market watchers, such as Cornerstone Analytics (CA), have consistently stated that the underestimation of demand, coupled with over-estimation of supply, will mask the growing call on OPEC oil in the second half of this year. CA recently noted that global demand outstripped supply by some 4 million barrels in April . This comes in addition to the mounting evidence that the oil market, via rig count declines, slowing production growth, higher demand and huge API crude inventory declines, is starting to readjust. Be that as it may, Goldman Sachs (GS) seems to believe oil must fall to $45 by...
  • Would You Like Fries With That Demonstration?

    05/21/2015 1:22:43 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 13 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 21, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the "minimum wage hike" protests today at McDonald's Oak Brook headquarters... On a cool May morning, as McDonalds’ shareholders met to determine the fast food giant’s future course, some 2000 protesters, hailing from as far as Kansas City and New York, descended upon them to present a list of demands. Raise the starting wage to $15/hour, they threatened, lest the company be forever branded with such monikers as Exploiter, Villain, Robber Baron and Tyrant! The Chicago Tribune, newspaper of record in the blighted metro area that McDonald’s calls home, was happy to give front page coverage to these...
  • Trump: Yes to more infrastructure spending, no to Mohammed cartoons

    05/21/2015 1:20:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 21, 2014. | Allahpundit
    Via Breitbart. Thanks to Fox News’s rules, this is the guy who might take Bobby Jindal’s spot at the first GOP presidential debate in August. He’s ranked in the top five in more than one Republican 2016 poll, no doubt by dint of pure name recognition. If he decides to run — which is unlikely, but work with me here — he’ll probably be one of the 10 who make the cut for the debate. And that’ll turn it into the Trump show for the media, no matter how eager GOP voters might be to hear, say, Rubio go at...
  • ‘Hard Truths’ From The Left About Texas Bikers and Black Thugs

    05/21/2015 1:05:22 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 7 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 5/21/15 | Steve Berman
    Washington Post writer Jannell Ross tried to hang racism, white supremacy, biker culture, and gun rights around Texas Republican necks in a literary lynching so stuffed full of wrong presumptions that if words were mathematical, Ross’ article would prove that gravity makes things fall up. Here’s the key takeaway from the article.  Whites are free to be either law-abiding citizens or dangerous Harley-riding savages, while blacks are slaves to the white man, whether he’s the cop in uniform or the gun-wielding biker.  And #blacklivesmatter when one black man dies at the hands of police and the rioters are called “thugs,” but nine...
  • Chris Matthews Plays Hardball with Mike Morrell..Tries To Anyway

    05/21/2015 12:55:35 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-21-15 | Wordsmith
    Former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morrell has been making his rounds in the media, promoting his new book. Earlier this week, he appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews; and the Iraq war critics have been salivating over this "Aha! Gotcha!" moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqOat2wDitQ Host Chris Matthews asked Morell about a statement Cheney made in 2003: "We know he [Saddam Hussein] has been absolutely devoted to trying to acquire nuclear weapons. And we believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons." Here's the conversation that followed: MATTHEWS: Was that true? MORELL: We were saying— MATTHEWS: Can you answer that question? Was that...
  • Woman arrested after she commits after birth abortion

    05/21/2015 12:54:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | May 21, 2015 | saynsumthn
    A Michigan District Court judge has charged a woman with felony murder, premeditated murder and first-degree child abuse, according to the Redford Township Police Department, after she delivered a baby and heartlessly put the baby in a bag to suffocate. 25 year-old Kimberly Pappas is accused of delivering her baby at work, wrapping him up in a bag and sticking him in a desk drawer, suffocating the newborn. According to WDIV TV Investigators said she gave birth to a baby boy in the toilet, pulled him out to cut the umbilical cord, then wrapped him in a bag and hid...
  • World’s Largest Indoor Farm In Japan Produces 100 Times More Food Than Other Farms [Video]

    05/21/2015 12:41:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | January 27, 2015 | Jan Omega
    When it comes to farming, there is no better time than now to get into the field. Thanks to technological advances ushered in by the green movement, farming has evolved from a traditional means to sustain a personal living to a science with the potential to feed millions. The Inquisitr previously reported on how technology-assisted farming has become a blessing to others. Former NFL football player, Jason Brown, watched DIY videos on Youtube to learn how to grow 46,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and 10,000 pounds of cucumbers, which he donated to pantries and kitchens. In Irvine, California, an entire...
  • A Few Thoughts on the Waco Biker Shootout

    05/21/2015 11:35:16 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 33 replies
    chrishernandezauthor ^ | 21 May 15 | Chris Hernandez
    So this Waco thing has caught my interest, mostly because of all the dumb things being said about it. I’m no expert and have no direct connection to the Waco Biker shootout, nor do I have access to anything more than media reports. However, based on my experience as a patrolman, assistant active shooter instructor and soldier I’ve made a few observations and educated guesses about what happened. 1) I predict we’ll soon learn most or all of the dead bikers were shot by police officers I base this on a couple things, but the biggest one is a...
  • Tom Fleming Retires

    05/21/2015 10:57:49 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 10 replies
    Front Porch Republic ^ | May 21, 2015 | Katherine Dalton
    Rockford, Illinois. After thirty-one years at Chronicles Magazine—thirty of them as editor—classicist, poet and polemicist Tom Fleming has retired. During his tenure at this small but influential magazine of the paleoconservative right, which was founded by Polish emigre Leopold Tyrmand but turned into a real magazine by Tom, he published political and social commentators that varied from the Agrarian-minded Mel Bradford to the analyst of power that was Sam Francis, to the more humorous libertarian Bill Kauffman. He also published many men of letters: Wendell Berry, John Lukacs, George Garrett, Jorge Luis Borges, Andrew Lytle, Walker Percy, and Russell Kirk,...
  • In need of assistance in debate about Socialism

    05/21/2015 10:57:10 AM PDT · by youngphys01 · 70 replies
    So I am in a debate with colleagues about the future of capitalism and socialism and they are claiming that with the rise of automation, capitalism will fail as an economic system and the only way to prevent mass starvation and severe poverty i to implement all of the socialist ideas of Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi and others and do it now. The idea is that with the rise of automation technology, any job that depends on manual labor and repetitive actions will simply be gone and tons of construction and other jobs will disappear. And so there will...
  • Video:Iowa Dems Can’t Name an Accomplishment Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    05/21/2015 10:49:46 AM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 20, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    In a video played this morning on MSNBC, Iowa Democrats were not able to name an accomplishment of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential frontrunner. Watch here: Video:Iowa Dems Can’t Name an Accomplishment Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "I really can't name anything off the top of my head," one voter says after letting out a long sigh. Another asks the interviewer, "Want to give me a minute? Give me two minutes."
  • Jonah Goldberg: Sid Blumenthal Is A ‘Malevolent, Lugubrious Political Mercenary

    05/21/2015 10:32:54 AM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | May 20, 2015 | Staff
    Jonah Goldberg: Sid Blumenthal Is A ‘Malevolent, Lugubrious Political Mercenary’ 'More appropriately placed as an advisor to a Medici prince in the 14th century.' Fox News’s Jonah Goldberg had strong words about Hillary Clinton’s “old friend” Sidney Blumenthal on Tuesday, calling him a “malevolent, lugubrious political mercenary who would be more appropriately placed as an adviser to a Medici prince in the 14th century” than as a political consultant today. Blumenthal became the subject of controversy when a New York Times report discovered that he sent then-Secretary of State Clinton “unreliable” memos on the Libyan civil war. The memos were...
  • PFAW Criticizes Ted Cruz for Speaking with Far-Right Gun Owners of America

    05/21/2015 10:13:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    People For The American Way ^ | May 21, 2015 | Laura Epstein and Layne Amerikaner
    Gun Owners of America, the radical gun group that bills itself as far to the right of the NRA, announced in an email to its members yesterday that it will be holding a series of “tele-town hall meetings” with Republican presidential candidates in order to vet the candidates on their gun-law orthodoxy. The “first of several” calls, to be held next week, will feature Sen. Ted Cruz, a favorite of GOA’s executive director Larry Pratt. In response, People For the American Way President Michael Keegan released the following statement: “Pandering to Larry Pratt – who believes President Obama is trying...
  • BOMBSHELL: Clinton Personally Told Ansar al-Sharia Behind Benghazi a Day BEFORE She Blamed Video

    05/21/2015 9:52:06 AM PDT · by rightistight · 33 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/21/15 | Aurelius
    Hillary Clinton was personally emailed by Sidney Blumenthal two days after the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya with specific information tying the terrorist group Ansar al-Sharia to the consulate attack. Ms. Clinton read and responded to the email. The next day Secretary Clinton spoke at Andrews Air Force Base and claimed specifically that the attack was because of "an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with." We now know that Ms. Clinton knowingly lied thanks to secret emails that were released today. On September 11, Ansar al-Sharia carried out an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi,...
  • French feminists demand rewording of 1789 'rights of man' declaration

    05/21/2015 9:42:44 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 21 May 2015 | Kim Willsher in Paris
    Droits Humains launches petition calling for ‘human rights for everyone’, but critics say capitalised ‘Homme’ means mankind A group of French feminists are saying non to the declaration of the rights of man, which they say is sexist and an outdated example of the French exception culturelle. The Droits Humains collective is calling on France to stop leaving women out of the idea of universal liberties. The declaration of the rights of man and of the citizen was approved by the national assembly in 1789 at the time of the French revolution. The collective wants the French government to immediately...
  • The Conservative victory in the UK augurs well for Republicans in 2016

    05/21/2015 9:33:12 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-21-15 | Robert H. Lee
    The British center right party, the Conservatives, won a stunning victory upsetting all predictions of a hung Parliament. This makes the US the exception in the English speaking world of being the only government headed by a leftist, Barack Obama (whom I shall call oBUMa from now on). John Key (New Zealand), Tony Abbott (Australia), Stephen Harper (Canada) and of course David Cameron (UK) are all leaders of center right parties and Prime Ministers of their countries. Will the growing conservative tide from across the Atlantic surge to the US? The Conservative victory in the UK was stunning because for...
  • When will Audie Murphy at last receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama?

    05/21/2015 9:10:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/21/15 | Doug Book
    Nearly 2 years ago, Coach is Right published this piece about Audie Leon Murphy, one of the true American heroes. Though he had at last been awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor by Governor Rick Perry, President Obama had not–has not–honored Murphy with the nation’s highest civilian recognition, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. CiR has included the link to a petition that Audie Murphy be so honored. Few have been more deserving for their contributions during war and peace. Please join those signatories who have already chosen to make the duty of an American president clear to Barack Obama....
  • Global Warming Now Responsible for Islamic Terrorism

    05/21/2015 9:02:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Obama’s is a fairytale world of golfing, partying and holidaying while guaranteeing that the life of the masses will be an every day nightmare President Barack Obama’s attempts to provide cover for Islamic terrorists by first declaring global warming/climate change “a national security threat” and then excusing their ongoing carnage with the absurd claim that it was global warming that set them off, must be the biggest political scam in all of human history. It was supposedly feeling the ravages of climate change that set Islamic terrorism on a worldwide rampage? How do the mainstream media, Obama’s so-called political opponents...
  • The media cannot shield Hillary from Judicial Watch tenacious digging into her lies

    05/21/2015 8:58:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/21/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It comes as no surprise that Hillary Clinton is a liar; everything about her is fake. What is new about her is that she has filled the public arena with so many lies that they can no longer be covered up by the sycophantic media. Through the tenacious work of Judicialwatch.com over 100 pages of documents that were heretofore classified as “secret” by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the State Department have been forced into the light of day and none of them is helpful to Hillary. Here are some of her lies that have been unmasked by Judicial...
  • Remind Me Again How Getting Rid of Gaddafi Was Some Kind of Improvement!

    05/21/2015 8:25:40 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Or maybe Obama, Hillary, McCain,  or Lindsey Graham could do some splainin'...? I'm no huge Bush fan in general, but am pretty damn sick of hearing the historical re-inventions lately re. how going into Iraq was always a failure, etc... like The Surge never happened- how Obama was 'handed a mess', blah blah blah...  Mark Levin recently noted this new 'progressive' push against reality, one likely intended to shield Obama/Dems from the outright disaster they've created in Iraq and 'The Levant'. The truth is, Barack Obama was handed a stable Iraq... then promptly dropped the reigns and walked away. And...
  • American Capitalism: Chopped, Rolled and Smoked

    05/21/2015 8:16:59 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-21-2015 | MOTUS
    Can you blame Hillary for believing America has already embraced European-style socialism and plans her campaign strategy accordingly?Welcome to America: the new cheese-eating surrender monkeys. Her approach — outlined in interviews with aides and advisers — is a bet that social and demographic shifts mean that no left-leaning position Clinton takes now would be likely to hurt her in making her case to moderate and independent voters in the general election next year. Our federal food stamp (SNAP) program tops out at $74 billion/year and “according to GAO, there are at least 18 different nutrition assistance programs, and together they spend...
  • TX: Popular Knife Rights bills Bottled up by Democrat

    05/21/2015 7:28:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Two popular bills that would reform antiquated knife laws in Texas are being bottled up by a Democrat legislator.   Both bills have bipartisan support, and passed the House unanimously.  One bill adds knives to the preemption law for the state, so that localities cannot pass insane knife laws that turn a person carrying a pocket knife into a criminal by walking from one side of a street to another, without any notice.  These bills are enforced very selectively to "get" people that the police cannot arrest for other crimes. One correspondent from Texas, reported a conversation with a San...
  • Salon.com Slams Final Letterman Shows as being "Unbearably White"

    05/21/2015 7:12:59 AM PDT · by rightistight · 57 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/21/15 | Aurelius
    Salon.com is happy to see David Letterman go. Not because they think he was unfunny, but because he had too many white people on his show, particularly in its final days. In an article titled, "The unbearable whiteness of the Letterman farewells: Let this truly be the end of a show-business era," Salon took Letterman to task for inviting white actors and actresses on his final shows, but few minorities. "You'd never know" that American culture has a large minority presence, Salon author Scott Timberg writes. Referencing the last few shows before Letterman left the air, Timberg writes, "Some of...
  • When a Good Deal is a Bad Deal

    05/21/2015 6:57:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/15 | Robert Rosebrock
    We still have thousands upon thousands of war-injured and impoverished homeless Veterans and they need your help to speak out in their behalf Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans When the Plaintiffs and Defendants jointly announced the so-called “settlement agreement,” the lead spokesman for the Plaintiffs called it “a good deal” and I called it a “Trojan Horse.” The lawyers for both the Plaintiffs and Defendants said “trust us.” Well, we trusted them and the settlement is proving to be a very bad deal for Veterans as the “Trojan Horse” has taken over and it is a very good deal...
  • Kim Jong Un Reviews New Secret Weapon!! breaking breaking

    05/21/2015 6:55:21 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 22 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | May 21, 2015 | meshugemikey
  • Thinking About China

    05/21/2015 6:39:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/15 | Al Caruba
    China’s economic clout is real and growing rapidly, especially since the 2008 financial crisis. China has been the main engine of growth for the world’s economy since that time and, by some measures, has become the world’s number one trading state Napoleon Bonaparte purportedly said “Let China sleep, for when China wakes, she will shake the world.” As Thomas J. Christensen, the author of his recently published “The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power”, reminds us, “For millennia China was arguably the greatest civilization on the planet and for many previous centuries its most powerful empire.” China...
  • 5 Year Old Boy with a Lesson for the Entire World -- And a Lingering Question

    05/21/2015 6:37:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/15 | Rev. Michael Bresciani
    Why, since 1973, have we aborted 55 million unborn children? And how many Josiah Duncans' might there have been among them? The news is rife with sad stories, tragedies and other matters not just hard to ingest, but hard just to watch. Like a shooting star or a beautiful sighting of the occasional firefly on a summer night, a story or clip will flash across the waves of the worst behaviors of mankind. It is these kinds of stories that spark the depths of the human heart, where, although deeply buried and desensitized, hope, kindness and the better nature of...
  • The Rise of Democracy, and the Fall of the Electoral College

    05/21/2015 6:34:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    The progressive era, fueled by the Fabians, worked to take away more of the voice of the States, and move America towards pure democracy James Madison wrote five times in his essays of the Federalist Papers that we are a republic, and then explained what a republic is. He believed this to be necessary not only so that the Constitution may be properly understood, but because in their argument against the Constitution, the statists of the era were trying to convince the people that a republic, and a democracy, are the same thing. Democracy, in reality, is a transitional form...
  • RI: Supreme Court Enforces Shall Issue law

    05/21/2015 6:04:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Rhode Island is generally thought of as a "shall issue" concealed carry state.  That perception has been reinforced by a ruling of the Rhode Island Supreme Court from April 24, 2015.  From providencejournal.com:  In early 2012, Norman T. Gadomski Jr. applied to Joseph H. Tavares, then the chief of the East Providence Police Department, for a permit to carry a concealed handgun as provided under Rhode Island General Law 11-41-11. This law says a municipality’s issuing authority “shall issue” a permit if specified requirements are met.  It is well known among members of the gun-owning community that certain chiefs...
  • Why Boston Must Be Evangelized

    05/21/2015 6:01:25 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 4 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 2/21/15 | Steve Berman
    If Samuel Adams were to time-travel and suddenly appear on Purchase Street in Boston, a block or two from South Station, he wouldn’t recognize much of his old city.  His church however, is still there (the Old South Congregational Church, now known as the Old South Meeting House, one of the birthplaces of the American Revolution). When Adams was in Boston, it was a Christian city.  His alma mater, Harvard College, trained mainly ministers of the Gospel—but also quite a few politicians like himself.  Adams would not recognize Boston in any sense as a spiritual place these days.  The shells...
  • Norks -Deeply Offended by Accusation of Faked Submarine Missile Launch- Make Brazen New Claims...

    05/21/2015 3:45:14 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    (1 week prior to capitalist mission forever trumpeted in shallow propaganda of American running-dogs) More at Reaganite Republican
  • Tips on Curing Meat

    05/21/2015 12:00:55 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    TheMeatEater.com ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | Steven Rinella
    Intro to simple meat preservation Video at link (ignore the first 15 seconds stupidity)
  • Gang Bust: 71 Alleged Members of the Grape Street Crips Arrested For Drugs, Murder In New Jersey

    05/20/2015 8:55:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Patch ^ | May 20, 2015 | Eric Kiefer
    The gang allegedly “controlled drug trafficking” in Newark, plotted to kill an FBI agent and intimidated witnesses.Authorities have arrested and charged 71 alleged members and associates of the Grape Street Crips, alleging that the suspects controlled drug-trafficking and other illegal activities in various neighborhoods and public-housing complexes in Newark. In addition to drug-trafficking across large swaths of Newark, the Grape Street Crips – who were founded in Los Angeles but also operate in New Jersey - routinely engaged in acts of violence that included murder, shootings, aggravated assaults and witness intimidation, authorities stated in a release. To protect their gang...
  • What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

    05/20/2015 8:27:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 18, 2015 | David R. Wheeler
    Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he eats for life.” What Santens wants to know is this: “If you build a robot to fish, do all men starve, or do all men eat?” Santens is 37 years old, and he’s a leader in the basic income movement—a worldwide network of thousands of advocates (26,000 on Reddit alone) who believe that governments should provide every citizen with a monthly stipend big...
  • Advanced Ligo gravitational wave hunt is green lit

    05/20/2015 8:00:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | May 20, 2015 | Jonathan Amos, Science Correspondent
    One of the great physics experiments of our age looks ready to begin its quest.Scientists have held a dedication ceremony to inaugurate the Advanced Ligo facilities in the US. This pair of widely separated laboratories will be hunting for gravitational waves. These ripples in the fabric of space-time are predicted to result from extreme cosmic events, such as the merger of black holes and the explosive demise of giant stars. Confirmation of the waves' existence should open up a new paradigm in astronomy. It is one that would no longer depend on traditional light telescopes to observe and understand phenomena...
  • The “False Narrative” of the Feinstein Report is a Dark Stain on America’s Image

    05/20/2015 6:02:53 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-20-15 | Wordsmith
    Lawfare Blog: Following an American special forces raid on the compound of Islamic State operative Abu Sayyaf, U.S. interrogators, who are part of the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group, have flown to Iraq in order to question Umm Sayyaf, the wife of Abu Sayyaf, who was taken during the operation. Umm Sayyaf was allegedly involved in the workings of the Islamic State and could possibly have played a role in “the enslavement of women in Iraq and Syria.” U.S. interrogators plan to talk to Umm Sayyaf about U.S. hostages held by the militant group. However, according to the Washington Post,...
  • Here are 1,080 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism...

    05/20/2015 5:51:45 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    wordpress ^ | Last updated May 20, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Here are 1,080 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, waste, etc. By Dan from Squirrel HillPosted on August 15, 2013. Updated on May 20, 2015.As the author of this blog post, I place it into the public domain. Anyone may freely copy it in any part or in its entirely, without asking my permission, and without paying any money. I do ask you please cite a link to https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/I ask you to please show this list to as many people as possible – and especially, to please show it to as many...
  • 79 Members of Congress Have Been in Office least 20 years; No wonder Washington never changes

    05/20/2015 4:45:57 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | May 18, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    No wonder Washington never changes – 79 members of Congress have been there since Bill Clinton’s first term in the White House. This list includes names such as Reid, Feinstein, McConnell, McCain, Pelosi, Boehner, Rangel and Boxer. In this article, I am going to share with you a complete list of the members of Congress that have been “serving” us for at least 20 years. They believe that they are “serving” us well, but without a doubt most Americans very much wish that true “change” would come to Washington. In fact, right now Congress has a 15 percent approval...
  • Muslim Brotherhood Behind Benghazi Attack with Link to Obama [Hillary involved]

    05/20/2015 2:50:25 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 87 replies
    Blogster ^ | October 20, 2012 | Kris Zane
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR_xo1uBTk8&feature=player_embedded Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, UN Ambassador Susan Rice, and an army of Obama surrogates conducted a media blitz blaming this obscure video no one had seen for the entire Middle East exploding on 9/11, including a “protest turned violent” at the Libyan consulate that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. We later learned that there was no protest. We later learned that intelligence on the ground linked it to a terrorist group within twenty-four hours. We later learned that the Muslim Brotherhood president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, was behind the attack. We now know it was not...
  • Video: Moms Demand Someone Tell Them What to Think (Texas Committee Testimony)

    05/20/2015 1:54:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
     Link to video This is what astroturf looks like in action.  Imagine what the Senators are thinking.  It goes on for ten minutes, with the "activists" reading from the same script, over and over.   It is quite humorous to watch.  There is a good sum up at the end by Open Carry Texas. Dean Weingarten:Link to Gun Watch