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  • What if Ken Starr Was Right?

    11/18/2017 10:13:48 PM PST · by Kartographer · 4 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/18/17 | Ross Douthat
    But a moment of reassessment is a good time to reassess things for yourself, so I spent this week reading about the lost world of the 1990s. I skimmed the Starr Report. I leafed through books by George Stephanopoulos and Joe Klein and Michael Isikoff. I dug into Troopergate and Whitewater and other first-term scandals. I reacquainted myself with Gennifer Flowers and Webb Hubbell, James Riady and Marc Rich. After doing all this reading, I’m not sure my reasonable middle ground is actually reasonable. It may be that the conservatives of the 1990s were simply right about Clinton, that once...
  • "Faithful Stewards of Our Master's Talents" (Sermon on Matthew 25:14-30)

    11/18/2017 10:03:29 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 19, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Faithful Stewards of Our Master’s Talents” (Matthew 25:14-30) Our text is the Holy Gospel for today, from Matthew 25. It’s the story known as the Parable of the Talents. A master gives his servants talents, varying amounts of money, to manage on his behalf. When he comes back, we see what they have done with those talents and what the master says to them about their stewardship. This parable has real application to us, for you and I have been gifted by God with varying talents and abilities, as well as money, to be used faithfully for God’s purposes. You...
  • Denmark company bringing 150 jobs and new plant to Ranson, W.Va.

    11/18/2017 7:50:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Herald-Mail Media ^ | November 15, 2017
    RANSON, W.Va. — A Denmark-based insulation company plans to build a $150 million plant in Ranson that will generate 150 "new, permanent" jobs, according to a media advisory issued Wednesday. ROXUL Inc., a world leader in noncombustible stone wool insulation products, is expected to share details about the project Thursday during a Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce meeting at Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry-Charles Town, according to the advisory from Charles Ryan Associates. The meeting is from noon to 1:30 p.m. The inn is at 4328 William L. Wilson Freeway, west of Harpers Ferry. Construction of the plant is expected to...
  • Double amputee has scooter stolen

    11/18/2017 7:22:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Republic ^ | November 17, 2017 | Staff
    An Edinburgh man who had his feet amputated as a toddler doesn’t like to think of himself as disabled. But after a thief recently cut a chain and stole his scooter — his only way to get to his job — living independently became much more challenging. For most of the past year, Lee Wood drove 15 miles on his gas-powered scooter from Columbus to his job at Ditech Inc. in Edinburgh, where he works as a machine operator. About a month ago, he moved to an apartment in Edinburgh so that he could cut down on his commute, which...
  • What ever could a Redneck do in Yankee Connecticut?

    11/18/2017 3:59:32 PM PST · by HiTech RedNeck · 97 replies
    November 18, 2017 | HiTech RedNeck
    Dear FReepdom, Well, I'm on the virtual road again, lookin' for a job suitable for a high tech redneck as I camp out in a cheap motel and drive a rented U-Haul pickup truck in Gainesville, Florida. I've already put in for a couple of jobs that are telecommute. But I practically got shanghaied into submitting an application to a company called ASML in Wilton, Connecticut. On paper, at least, I might be able to aggressively jump into this job, which pays $70/hr as contract. Which money is sorely needed if I actually went there. Multi thousand dollar apartments. That's...
  • Sweden Police Installs Microphones in Migrant No-Go Zones to Detect Crime

    11/18/2017 3:28:08 PM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    The oh-so-tolerant Sweden is confronted with a massive increase in sexual assaults and in crime generally speaking since the country decided to commit cultural suicide and opened wide its borders to hundreds of thousands of so-called refugees (actually welfare shoppers) from Africa and the Middle East, the vast majority of them being young Muslim males of military age. And now, following the refugee influx, the Swedish police if trying to mitigate the disaster by installing microphones in migrant ghettos also known as no go zones, to detect crime or, as some put it, to pick up the sound of women...
  • Mercedes-Benz Vans chief: North Charleston plant already adding U.S. jobs, with or without new NAFTA

    11/18/2017 2:58:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | November 17, 2017 | David Wren
    While the debate continues over whether stricter trade rules are needed to boost U.S. jobs, the head of the Mercedes-Benz Vans plant in North Charleston says his company is already helping to fulfill President Donald Trump's campaign promise to put more Americans to work. "I think having this facility here and the fact that we've made the decision to expand in North Charleston is something that is already very good in alignment with what your president wants — to have more things done locally and not in Mexico or some other region," said Michael Balke, president and CEO of the...
  • Thousands Of Jobs May Be Headed To St. Croix & TX Following Trump Deals W/ Chinese Oil & Gas Giant

    11/18/2017 2:44:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Virgin Islands Consortium ^ | November 17, 2017 | Ernice Gilbert
    ST. CROIX — It was all talk and little to show for it back in June 2016, when The Consortium asked Governor Kenneth Mapp about a timeline for jobs he said would be coming to St. Croix through the ArcLight Partners, LLC agreement, as the firm had partnered with China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., also called Sinopec, for the expansion of the Limetree Bay Terminals’ oil storage facility, other oil-related work, and, importantly, some oil refining. These jobs were to be aside from the roughly 500 people currently working at the oil storage facility. “I have no specific date to...
  • Update on Sexual Allegations Sweeping the Country [semi-satire]

    11/18/2017 1:57:06 PM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    The rising tide of allegations of sexual harassment that swept through Hollywood is now inundating politics and moistening persons of varying ideological proclivities. So far, eight women have accused Alabama Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore of sexually inappropriate behavior dating back several decades. The most serious accusation alleging attempted rape was made by Beverly Young Nelson. The veracity of this allegation was cast into some doubt by Nelson's own lawyer—Gloria Allred—who refused to attest to the validity of the signed high school yearbook offered in support of Nelson's claim. As she told CNN's Wolf Blitzer "I haven't asked my client...
  • Former Top Advisers to President Obama and the Clintons Voice Support for Monica Lewinsky

    11/18/2017 1:18:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    People Magazine ^ | November 18, 2017 | Maria Pasquini
    Following multiple sexual misconduct allegations made against high-profile politicians like Roy Moore and Al Franken, former top advisers to President Obama and the Clintons have voiced their support for Monica Lewinsky. During an interview with MSNBC, Jennifer Palmieri — the communications director for Hillary Clinton who also worked for Bill Clinton‘s administration — said that she was sorry for everything Lewinsky had gone through. “Monica Lewinsky was my intern and the relationship the president had with her was very inappropriate,” she said. “It was a consensual relationship, but he was the President of the United States and she was a...
  • President Trump challenges Hillary Clinton to run again in 3 years

    11/18/2017 12:40:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Long Island Newsday ^ | November 18, 2017 | Tom Brune
    President Donald Trump on Saturday dared his former Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, to run against him again, a day after she questioned the legitimacy of last year’s election and blamed her loss on Russian interference and voter suppression. In an early morning tweet, the president taunted Clinton, apparently in reference to an interview with her published on the liberal news website Mother Jones a year after her she lost the race for president while winning the popular vote. “Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time. She just can’t stop, which is so good for the...
  • JFK Pentagon Didn't Want Nam-Foggy Bottom Pushed It-Returning Vets Spat Upon-Let M*A*S*H 'Splain It

    11/18/2017 12:39:33 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Freep | 11-18-2017 | CharlesOConnell
    The JFK Pentagon didn't want Viet Nam, it was Foggy Bottom that pushed it. Now, after the State Department at last became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Klinton Krime Korp, the roaches are running around crying havok, claiming that Tillerson is causing a brain drain.Let M*A*S*H 'Splain it to you.http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x59aj08 -- M*A*S*H -- The Ringbanger
  • Christmas is Back at White House! No More Mao Ornaments, ‘Christmas Tree’ Goes Up on Monday

    11/18/2017 12:09:13 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/17/17 | Jim Hoft
    Refer to First Lady, Melania Trump's twitter. https://twitter.com/FLOTUS/status/931617435777683457?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2017%2F11%2Fchristmas-back-white-house-no-mao-ornaments-christmas-tree-goes-monday%2F
  • 'Largest entertainment complex outside of Vegas' breaks ground on luxury hotel in Arlington

    11/18/2017 11:30:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | November 18, 2017 | Loyd Brumfield
    ARLINGTON — Mayor Jeff Williams called it the largest entertainment complex outside of Las Vegas. Alex Tisch, executive vice president of Loews Corporation, said it would be "the biggest destination outside of Orlando." They were talking about Arlington's entertainment district — an area just south of Interstate 30 buttressed by a major league baseball stadium, a young but already iconic NFL stadium, Six Flags over Texas and soon, the first luxury hotel of its type in the city. Williams, Tisch and others were on hand Wednesday to celebrate the official groundbreaking for Live! by Loews, a posh 14-story, 302-room hotel...
  • Tolerated Progressive Antisemitism: Stephanie Miller on SiriusXM 'Progress'

    11/18/2017 9:59:38 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 7 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 11/18/17 | Bob and Laura Parks
    Ask a drunk Mel Gibson what happens when one crosses the antisemitism line. However, it appears if you're a pro-Palestinian college student or liberal so-called comedienne on Free Speech TV, disparaging Jews is tolerated, if not encouraged. With that, we wish to share with you the following exchange from The Stephanie Miller Show on SiriusXM's Progress channel ("Home of the Resistance"). We'll give Stephanie and her guests the benefit of the doubt of being sober at the time....
  • 4chan Launches “Operation Swedistan”

    11/18/2017 9:52:11 AM PST · by SaveMySweden · 4 replies
    SMS - Save My Sweden ^ | 11/18/2011 | Jack Kenrick
    Hot off the heels of their stunningly successful It’s Ok To Be White campaign. Which managed to stir up both outrage and national media attention in multiple countries round the world. 4chan’s infamous politically incorrect board has now seemingly moved on to their next example of expert level political trolling. Their target this time? The never ending joke that is modern Sweden.
  • America is a “Free Speech Zone” - Except in Government Meetings

    11/18/2017 8:54:16 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/18/17 | Karen Lees
    When something happens in my own community that triggers alarm bells, I am compelled to write. And this subject provides an excellent learning opportunity, which is one important purpose of the Language of Liberty series. Last Thursday, November 2nd, the City Board of Alderman in Sparta, Tennessee declined a motion to allow citizen input at City Board meetings. Their decision is now a part of the public record: a policy that alienates the people they represent and is repugnant to the Framers' original intent of free speech enshrined in the First Amendment. City Board meetings are required to be open...
  • The Week in Radical Leftism, 11/17/2017

    11/18/2017 8:33:50 AM PST · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-18-17 | Brother Bob
    Lot's of crazy this week, so let's get straight to it with two blasts from the past! 11/1 - Male incompetence is a subtle form of misogynyI'd almost feel sorry for what a miserable existence that Leftism is if they didn't work so hard to make us normals as miserable as them 11/8 - 5 Takeaways On Virginia’s Election Sweep For DemocratsYou've heard all of the knee jerk reactions, now we've got a few interesting points you probably haven't seen yet. And here is a subtly optimistic look at what went wrong but the Republicans can correct.I'm also going to...
  • The Collapse of the Islamic State? What Comes Next?

    11/18/2017 7:34:25 AM PST · by SaveMySweden · 15 replies
    SMS - Save My Sweden ^ | 11/18/2017 | terrorism-info.org
    On June 29, 2014, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. In the summer of 2014, at the height of its expansion, the Islamic State's territory covered about a third of Iraq and between a quarter and a third of Syria
  • The Mystery of the Las Vegas Shooting Continues and Becomes More Complicated Day After Day

    11/18/2017 6:36:12 AM PST · by davikkm · 40 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    Las Vegas has suffered in the wake of the deadly shooting from the Mandalay Bay. In the eight weeks before a gunman (or gunmen) killed 58 innocent people and injured 546 more, air bookings to Vegas were already down 7% for domestic flights and 2% for international flights on a year over year basis. But the truth has suffered the most in the aftermath of this shattering calamity. After the shootings, things naturally got even worse. In the three weeks after the mysterious concert shooting, domestic bookings for flights were down 21% and down 16% for international flights in, according...