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  • Was Finland’s Universal Basic Income Program A Failure?

    04/25/2018 10:46:49 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 18 replies ^ | 04-25-2018 | Josh
    While it lasted, Finland’s social experiment that gave 2,000 unemployed people nearly $700 a month with zero strings attached was a decent take home for those who enjoyed its benefits over the 15 months—but the authorities say it’s not working and are moving to wind it down by 2019. In January 2017, Finland became first country in Europe to launch a universal basic income program, randomly choosing 2,000 individuals without jobs, aged 25 to 58, and giving them a fixed monthly income of $685 without the usual condition that they actively seek employment. It was a unique social experiment that...
  • New England Patriots owner: Trump used kneeling players as ‘fodder to do his mission’

    04/25/2018 10:46:00 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 84 replies ^ | 04/25/18 | Max Greenwood
    The owner of the New England Patriots said in a meeting with NFL owners, executives and players that President Trump was using public fury over football players who kneel during the national anthem as "fodder to do his mission." In an audio recording of the private meeting, which was obtained by The New York Times, Robert Kraft said that Trump seized on the national anthem protests to spread division and anger. "The problem we have is, we have a president who will use that as fodder to do his mission that I don’t feel is in the best interests of...
  • The Regulated States of America: Occupational Licensing Gone Wild

    04/25/2018 10:33:46 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Patrick Shanahan
    The United States is far from the land of the free these days. The governments in state capitols and Washington DC have confiscated our rights and are selling them back to us. American culture has shifted in a frightening way that has expanded the number of professions and industries that now require an occupational license to legally provide a service or start a business. This stifles business creation in many states and disproportionally affects low and middle income individuals the most. Executive Vice President at the Goldwater Institute, Christina Sandefur, came on the Armstrong & Getty radio show earlier this...
  • Inflation Is Here, Get Used To It

    04/25/2018 9:44:57 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    I stopped to grab a burger in Marin County today and was kind of shocked to see the following posted on the front door. That is a pretty steep starting wage for nonskilled labor, and $5.00 more than the California minimum wage. In-N-Out does pay their employees well. The private burger chain pays store managers an average yearly salary of more than $160,000 with no college degree or previous management experience required. Facebook engineers soon to be flipping burgers. Nonbinding It is clear the minimum wage in California is nonbinding — that is irrelevant — and all the bluster about...
  • The missing links in the Russia collusion hoax no one talks about

    04/25/2018 9:41:15 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-24-18 | DrJohn
    With each day it becomes more and more clear that Donald Trump has been framed vis-a-vis the Russian collusion accusation. How exactly it found life is beginning to clear, but there are a couple of things that need concretion. Let's review how this all began. Goldstone June 2016: Veselnitskaya granted immigration parole by obama State Dept, just in time to meet with Trump Jr. June 3, 2016: Trump Jr. receives an email from Rob Goldstone: Emin [Agalarov, a Russian pop star represented by Goldstone] just called and asked me to contact you with something very interesting. The Crown prosecutor of Russia met...
  • Macron Addressing Congress

    04/25/2018 8:39:20 AM PDT · by Moe-Patrick · 8 replies
    4/25/18 | self
    Democrats shower Macron with standing ovations and respect. It is infuriating to watch them treat a FOREIGN president with due respect while treating their OWN president with no due respect. It is a shame that voters know nothing about whom they vote for but vote anyway.
  • Photos of illegal TEC-9 submachine gun factory operating in Montreal

    04/25/2018 8:30:48 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 23 replies
    Impro Guns ^ | 04/24/18
    Photos have emerged of an underground gun factory which operated in Montreal, Canada to produce high quality copies of the TEC-9 / DC-10 submachine gun for the criminal market. This model of illicit craft produced machine pistol was previously documented having appeared seized in several police operations. The factory was discovered by accident after a burglar alarm altered police to the warehouse of the company located in LaSalle borough. Vice-president of Perfection Metal, Pierre Larivière, 60 and Jean-Pierre Huot, 59 are facing charges relating to the 2014 find. Employees at the factory were apparently told that they were manufacturing parts...
  • April 25 in military history: Gallipoli landing, and the first shots of Mexican-American War

    04/25/2018 7:48:00 AM PDT · by fugazi · 7 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | April 25, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1846: When Maj. Gen. (and future president) Zachary Taylor receives reports that Mexican forces - seeking to reclaim Texas - have crossed the Rio Grande, he dispatches two companies of dragoons (mounted infantry) to investigate. The American soldiers are ambushed by some 1,600 Mexican soldiers and those not killed are taken prisoner. The Mexican-American War has begun. 1914: Navy lieutenant (future vice admiral) Patrick N.L. Bellinger flies the first Naval combat mission when his AB-3 flying boat conducts reconnaissance of Veracruz and searches the Mexican harbor for mines. Bellinger also becomes the first American aviator to be fired upon by...
  • State of the State Dinner: MAGA Edition

    04/25/2018 7:45:06 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-25-18 | MOTUS
    The Trump’s first State Dinner was held in the State Dining Room, where such affairs were intended to be held, rather than the circus tent constructed on the south lawn for many of the Obama era state dinners.Trump’s State Dinner for France, Obama’s State Circus for India And the table setting was boringly classic, left, unlike the Obama’s state dinner for Italy, right which was contemporary pink and green. Of course you don’t need to erect a tent if you don’t invite half of Hollywood and all of the supportive press corps to break bread with you like they did...
  • Today is ANZAC Day, the anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli

    04/25/2018 7:15:49 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 22 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 04/24/2018 | Harpygoddess
    April 25th is celebrated in Australia and New Zealand as ANZAC Day, commemorating the key participation of the Australia-New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) in the ill-fated Allied assault on the Turkish-held Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915 during World War I. This was one of the first large-scale amphibious invasion of modern times and the first major military operation in which Australia and New Zealand participated on behalf of the British Empire. As a result, the Gallipoli campaign was perhaps the key defining event for Australia's nationhood, as it was in a sense for Turkey's also. Turkish Lieutenant-Colonel Mustafa Kemal, the hero...
  • Rule 8: Tell the Truth... (or at least don't lie) Jordan Peterson the Musical cut [4:38]

    04/25/2018 6:03:42 AM PDT · by Voption · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | February, 2018 | Akira the Don/Jordan B. Peterson
    Jordan Peterson discusses Rule #8. Music by Akira the Don.
  • CDC Study: Guns Used in Self Defense Almost 4 Times More Often Than Used by Criminals

    04/25/2018 5:46:05 AM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Motto: An armed man is a Citizen. An unarmed man is a subject. Considering Canada’s latest (and worst in thirty years) mass killing from yesterday (10 people dead and others injured), it’s pretty obvious that when a lunatic/fanatic really wants to kill people, guns are not a requirement. Another “almost mass-shooting” took place in the US last week, when a crazy dude walked (apparently naked) into a Tennessee Waffle House and started shooting people with an AR 15 rifle. It would have been a massacre, but he was stopped by a heroic veteran who grabbed his rifle, after he killed...
  • The CMMG Banshee – New Light SBR

    04/25/2018 5:06:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/25/2018 | J Hines
    Have a look at this 4.6 pounds and 20 inches long CMMG Banshee, its definitely a new breed of SBR AR. CMMG has announced the addition of a new series of short barreled rifles (SBR's) and AR Pistols that will be known as the BANSHEE line. The BANSHEE's sleek new design sports the shortest barrels CMMG offers in 9mm, .45 ACP, 300 BLK and .22 Long Rifle. This ultra-compact and lightweight platform is extremely portable, making the BANSHEE a phenomenal package for close protection, home defense, plinking, even competition shooting. A very agile AR platform. Each version of the BANSHEE...
  • James Comey Finds That Being a Teenage Drama Queen Ain’t All it’s Cracked up to be

    04/25/2018 4:57:46 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 18 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Tired of all this Winning yet? – President and First Lady Melania Trump hosted their first formal state dinner in honor of French President Emmanuel Macron last night, and it was by all accounts a rousing success. Even better, not one single, solitary Washington, DC-based Democrat was invited to attend, a fact that the fake reporters and fake anchors at CNN whined about endlessly. The lone Democrat in attendance was the execrable Governor of Louisiana, John Bel Edwards, I guess because of that whole Louisiana Purchase thing. Governor Edwards, a trial lawyer...
  • Parkland Activists’ Parents: They’re Not Gay With Each Other

    04/24/2018 9:02:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 65 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 4/24/18 | Patrick Howley
    Parents of Parkland gun control advocates David Hogg and Cameron Kasky assured the media Tuesday that their sons are not homosexual with one another. Here is a photo that Cameron Kasky posted to Twitter, referring to “Prom 2018,” which created a situation in which the young adults’ parents had to clear up gay rumors. Hogg’s activist mother Rebecca Boldrick said that Hogg is not going to prom with Kasky as his date, and Kasky’s father also weighed in on the issue, according to TMZ. “Cameron and David love each other very much, as do the 20 or so other kids...
  • Rod Rosenstein Eyeing Exit from DOJ; Mulling Job Offers from Network TV News and Law Firms

    04/24/2018 7:01:56 PM PDT · by bitt · 69 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | 4/23/2018 | ADMIN
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is mulling job offers from at least one mainstream media network television news team and two law firms who would hire the embattled public servant as a partner, according to sources in the Justice Department. The problem is Rosenstein still employed by the Justice Department. Perhaps not for long. But he might be looking for a way to parachute out before he is fired by President Trump. Or have a landing pad in case he is fired. NBC News has discussed a position with Rosenstein as an on-air pundit and analyst, sources said. And a...
  • If Solar And Wind Are So Cheap, Why Are They Making Electricity So Expensive?

    04/24/2018 5:49:39 PM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies ^ | April 23, 2018 | Michael Shellenberger
    Over the last year, the media have published story after story after story about the declining price of solar panels and wind turbines. People who read these stories are understandably left with the impression that the more solar and wind energy we produce, the lower electricity prices will become. And yet that’s not what’s happening. In fact, it’s the opposite. Between 2009 and 2017, the price of solar panels per watt declined by 75 percent while the price of wind turbines per watt declined by 50 percent. And yet — during the same period — the price of electricity in...
  • Good Morning Campers – It’s Denim Day at West Point!

    04/24/2018 4:09:38 PM PDT · by pboyington · 21 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 24, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    The Long Gray Line is dying before your very eyes. It is being murdered by Obama holdouts, diversity champions, politically correct Marxist professors and feminist nuts. The United States Military Academy is sinking into the Hudson and General MacArthur’s million ghosts in olive drab, in brown khaki, in blue and gray, can rise from their white crosses thundering those magic words: Duty, Honor, Country from now until forever. No one at the Point is listening anymore… The enemy is not at the gates of West Point. The enemy is inside and burning the institution down. Today, I learned that it’s...
  • Kanye and Candace: The Redpilling of Black America and The Rise of Free Thinking

    04/24/2018 2:03:55 PM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Bob Shanahan
    “Kanye West On Red-Pill Rampage,” read the first half of ZeroHedge’s Monday headline on Kanye’s recent twitterstorm endorsing Candace Owens and referencing Scott Adams. The Left is melting down over this pop culture icon becoming, as the kids say, woke. I used to think Kanye West was a blithering idiot, or as President Obama called him, “a jackass.” However, over the years I have realized his musical genius, pop culture relevance, and openness to new ideas and concepts. Despite his decision to marry Kim Kardashian, he is showing his intellectual side in sparking a dialogue on free thinking and being...
  • The House IT Scandal

    04/24/2018 12:22:49 PM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Russian meddling? Campaign collusion? Forget that. That “did they or didn’t they” story has nothing on the ongoing saga of cybersecurity breaches with the possible involvement of a foreign government taking place in the House of Representatives. The story has all the features of a political spy novel: stolen servers, access to confidential congressional files, claims of “controlling the White House” and $12,000 in a suitcase. Compared to the rampant speculation over yet-unproven claims of Russian collusion in the Trump campaign, the events in the House have received minimal attention from the mainstream press (the exception is the impressive level...