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  • Corn: The Environmental Impact Statement

    08/28/2016 5:36:30 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 14 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-28-2016 | MOTUS
    Is it possible the environmentalists have been praying at the wrong altar? Is it possible that corn – as a fuel - is a worse pollutant than (gasp!) oil?  Well, yes, apparently: Despite their purported advantages, biofuels — created from crops such as corn or soybeans — cause more emissions of climate change-causing carbon dioxide than gasoline, according to the study from U-M Energy Institute research professor John DeCicco. The multi-billion-dollar U.S. biofuels industry — promoted and expanded for more than a decade by the federal government — [ed. read “subsidies”] may be built on a false assumption, according to...
  • Open Carry Restaurant in Utah hits Snag with Liberal Landlords

    08/28/2016 5:20:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 26 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Sea Bears Ogden Fish House has become prosperous as a restaurant that welcomes and practices the open carry of firearms.  They have done so well they needed to move to a larger venue.  That venue was Union Station in Ogden.There are four museums at the station. One is the John M. Browning Firearms Museum, another is the Utah State Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, a third is the Browning Classic Car Museum, and the fourth is the Utah State Railroad Museum.  It seems like a good fit. From standard.net: For more than a year now, owners, employees and...
  • LinkedIn Enters The Gig Economy With An Upwork Competitor

    08/27/2016 10:48:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fast Company ^ | August 24, 2016 | Sarah Kessler
    LinkedIn has created a freelance marketplace. Launched on Wednesday, "LinkedIn ProFinder" asks employers to submit contract jobs in categories such as design, writing, or financial services and promises to send them up to five free quotes from LinkedIn users in response. Connecting freelancers to work has become a big business for other companies. Thumbtack, a company that uses a similar match-making strategy by asking workers to submit quotes for jobs from wedding planning to accounting to home repair, charges workers a fee each time they bid on a job. Last year, its investors valued the company at $1.3 billion. Upwork,...
  • Here's the secret to racial equality

    08/27/2016 8:48:06 PM PDT · by amorphous · 11 replies
    American Minute ^ | 27 August 2016 | Bill Federer
    "I have a dream...where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers," stated Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., AUGUST 28, 1963, at the Civil Rights March in Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr., attended Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Georgia, 1942-1944. Booker T. Washington, who founded the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, wrote in Up From Slavery (1901): "I learned this lesson from General Samuel Chapman Armstrong, and resolved that I would permit no man, no matter what his color...
  • Alinsky's daughter: Here's the truth about Hillary the media won't tell you

    08/27/2016 7:37:36 PM PDT · by amorphous · 59 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 25 August 2016 | Jen Kuznicki
    In 1993, the president of Wellesley College approved a new rule upon being contacted by Bill Clinton’s White House. The rule stated that all senior theses written by a president or first lady of the United States would be kept under lock and key. The rule was meant to keep the public ignorant about the radical ties of the first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, to the radical Marxist organizer, Saul Alinsky. The 92-page thesis was titled, “There is only the fight…: An Analysis of the Alinsky Model.” The thesis became unlocked after the Clintons left the White House and is...
  • Obama creating ‘startup visas’ to encourage foreign entrepreneurs to start companies in the U.S.

    08/27/2016 6:27:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    GeekWire ^ | August 26, 2016 | Monica Nickelsburg
    The Obama administration is making it easier for entrepreneurs worldwide to launch startups in the U.S. Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is publishing the White House’s International Entrepreneur Rule. The program grants temporary visas to startup founders from other countries if their companies meet certain requirements, like financing from U.S. investors. To qualify for what the White House calls “startup visas,” entrepreneurs must own at least 15 percent of a U.S. startup, and demonstrate the company’s growth potential, investments from qualified American investors, and “significant public benefit to the United States.” The rule would allow entrepreneurs that fit...
  • The Latest: Trump says he will end 'war on American farmer'

    08/27/2016 5:55:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Lancaster Farming ^ | August 27, 2016 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT): 4:20 p.m. Donald Trump is telling Iowans that one of his campaign goals is to "make America grow again." Speaking at a rally Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa, Trump touted his plans to boost economic growth and help American farmers, including his proposal to lower the tax rate on family farms to 15 percent....
  • Digital Currencies Are Bringing to Reality Hayek's Free Market Money

    08/27/2016 3:22:22 PM PDT · by amorphous · 45 replies
    Cryptocoin News ^ | 28 August 2016 | Andrew Quentson
    “When one studies the history of money one cannot help wondering why people should have put up for so long with governments exercising an exclusive power over 2,000 years that was regularly used to exploit and defraud them. This can be explained only by the myth (that the government prerogative was necessary) becoming so firmly established that it did not occur even to the professional students of these matters (for a long time including the present writer!) ever to question it. But once the validity of the established doctrine is doubted its foundation is rapidly seen to be fragile.” –...
  • "Friend, Move Up Higher" (Sermon on Luke 14:1-14)

    08/27/2016 3:10:15 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | August 28, 2016 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Friend, Move Up Higher” (Luke 14:1-14)Suppose you’re invited to a banquet--a wedding banquet, for instance--so you get dressed up in your best clothes, and you get there, and you see some seats that are open at the various tables. You figure you’re a pretty important person, or you’d like to be seen as such, so you go up and take a seat up front, maybe even at the head table. But then some other guy comes in, and he doesn’t look all that impressive, and the host or the waiter comes over and tells you that you need to move...
  • Hollywood Movie - "Desert" - EVERYONE Wanting the Trump Wall is a Crypto-Murderer

    08/27/2016 2:51:51 PM PDT · by gaijin · 27 replies
    "Desierto" - A Mexican thriller, 2015 Beginning their hopeful journey across the US-Mexico border to seek a better life, the plight of Mexican migrant workers becomes a fight for survival: The unarmed men and women are ruthlessly pursued by an evil, rifle-bearing vigilante sniper, cackling with glee as he plies his grisly trade.
  • Northern Virginia Parents Can No Longer Opt Out of School Surveys; Sex Education

    08/27/2016 12:17:00 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 12 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | August 27, 2016
    Parents in Fairfax County can no longer opt their children out of Family Life Education (a euphemism for sex education) or the annual Youth Survey. All links to opt-out forms for FLE or the Youth Survey are redirected to the home page or a 404 error. Recently, Fairfax County Public Schools released a new website. Karen Garza, superintendent of schools, claimed that the previous website was "no longer meeting [parents' and students'] needs" and that the new website provides a "wide range of information" in a "clear, accessible, and user-friendly way." But, that "wide range of information" no longer includes...
  • Greenfield: Hillary’s Race War Disgusting lies, smears and hate.

    08/27/2016 11:55:32 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 8 replies
    FrontPage ^ | August 26, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hillary’s Race War Disgusting lies, smears and hate. Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Hillary Clinton has met with leaders of a racist hate group responsible for torching cities and inciting the murders of police officers. Deray McKesson, one of the Black Lives Matter hate group leaders she met with, had praised the looting of white people and endorsed cop killers Assata Shakur and Mumia Abu-Jamal. The Black Lives Matter hate group had specifically made a point of targeting white people in “white spaces” for...
  • Massive ObamaCare Rate Hikes Are A Good Thing, White House Says

    08/27/2016 11:21:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    investors.com ^ | Aug. 26, 2016
    Health Reform: This week Illinois' insurance regulator said ObamaCare premiums in the state will jump as high as 55%. The Obama administration's response to this and other news of massive rate hikes: Don't worry. Be happy. Anyone shopping for ObamaCare coverage in Illinois this fall is in for a big shock. The average increase for cheap Bronze plans is likely 44%. It's 45% for the lowest-cost Silver plan, and 55% for the cheapest Gold plan.
  • Clinton Foundation Called "Economic Dynamo" [semi-satire]

    08/27/2016 10:18:45 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Aug 2016 | John Semmens
    Revelations that the Hillary Clinton-led US State Department granted favors to governments, corporations, and individuals that made donations to the Clinton Foundation have stirred concerns that a Clinton presidency might be tainted by corruption. Foundation president Donna Shalala urged that "we take a more balanced look at the totality of the situation." "On the surface, the proximity of the donations and actions taken by Secretary Clinton does appear suspicious," Shalala admitted. "However, Hillary has repeatedly said that all the actions she took would have been taken regardless of any donations that were made to the Foundation. Clearly donors weren't buying...
  • Alt-Right: AsianConservativeMan

    08/27/2016 9:46:33 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 11 replies
    AsianConservativeMan twitter feed ^ | 8/27/2016 | AsianConservativeMan
    For those who are wondering what the Alt-Right is, here is an example of how they fight the left. The "Alt-Right" is the millennial version of conservatives, who grew up with the internet, and know how to fight using the internet. As an example, here is the Twitter feed of AsianConservativeMan: AsianConservativeMan
  • 2016 FReeper Pick'em Football League

    08/27/2016 9:11:01 AM PDT · by texas booster · 6 replies
    Uahoo! Fantasy Football ^ | Aug 27, 2016 | Texas Booster
    I started the 2016 Pick’em fantasy football team. FREEPER_PICKEM_FOOTBALL Group 476 Been going on for about a dozen years. The Pick’em league is simple - just tell us each week who will win, and assign a point value to the win. FReepmail me if you want to join, and I'll send you the password.
  • Hasan, Manning, and Bales to form US Army ‘Suicide Skwad’

    08/27/2016 8:47:11 AM PDT · by rey · 4 replies
    Duffleblog ^ | 10 Aug 2016
    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — The Army is set to announce the creation of a special commando unit, according to senior Pentagon sources. The “Joint Regional Kommando Suicide Skwad” or “JRKSS” will reduce over-reliance on Special Operations Forces in major combat operations around the world, while giving the Army a no-holds-barred option in black operations. Sources say the initial roster includes: Nidal Hasan, code name “Professor Ex,” villainous mastermind of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting; Chelsea Manning, code name “Caitlyn,” disseminator of classified material and notorious bed wetter; and Robert Bales, code name “Whacko,” the team’s gruff, psychotic, loose cannon infamous...
  • AP Story on Conflicts of Interest Puts Hillary on the Defensive

    08/27/2016 8:08:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/16 | Roger Aronoff
    The relationship between the Clinton Foundation and her State Department is proving to be a significant problem for Hillary Clinton The Clinton family’s history of pay-for-play while Hillary was secretary of state is blatant, willful, and indisputable. The latest chapter in the Clintons’ quid pro quo scheme was brought to light by the Associated Press. But many in the media have quickly moved past this story, even insisting that the AP was cherry-picking their data to make Mrs. Clinton look bad. Some news organizations, such as CNN, reported the latest revelations as being pounced on by the Trump campaign—rather than...
  • Latest on the Bowe Bergdahl case Pt2

    08/27/2016 8:06:09 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | August 27, 2016 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Army General. Roberts Abrams said Wednesday that there was no outside influence regarding his decision to send accused deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s case to a general court-martial. Bergdahl’s lawyers believed that the general was influenced by comments made by Sen. John McCain and Donald Trump. Gen. Abrams, head of Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg decided to forward the case to a general court-martial rather than a lower-level tribunal. Bergdahl faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, the latter charge carrying up to a life sentence. Bergdahl, 30, of Hailey, Idaho walked off his post in Afghanistan in...
  • Obama stiffs charity of terrorist sympathizer killed by terrorists

    08/27/2016 8:01:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/16 | Matthew Vadum
    To Obama the unconscionable evil is the State of Israel President Obama promised last year—May 13, 2015 to be precise—to send a donation to a charity established in memory of Kayla Mueller, an idealistic activist taken hostage, tortured, and murdered by Islamic State. The Prescott, Ariz.-based charity, Kayla’s Hands, is still waiting. At Hot Air veteran blogger Ed Morrissey writes:
  • Clinton’s ‘Alt-Right’ speech signals shift as DNC orders media to find proof of the ‘Trump-effect’

    08/27/2016 7:57:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 77 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/16 | Marc Patrone
    Trump wants her to come out and fight because that’s when she becomes vulnerable. Now, get ready for the counter-punch With her ‘alt-right’ conspiracy speech in Reno, Hillary Clinton has served notice she’s ditching her ‘run-out-the-clock’ strategy’ in favor of smearing Donald Trump and his core of ‘radical’ followers as dark, dangerous bigots. The question is why the change in tactics. Just this week, the Politico quoted Clinton insiders as saying “they can ride out” the latest email and Clinton Foundation controversy by running out the clock until the election. They see the poll numbers and have decided it’s over....
  • Florida Mason Dixon Poll: Authentic Trump 44%, Inauthentic Clinton 30% With Independent Voters…

    08/27/2016 7:36:14 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-26-2016 | sundance
    A non-media poll by Mason Dixon of central Florida Voters (I-4 Corridor) finds Donald Trump leading overall: 46% Trump to 42% for Clinton. More interestingly, and many would say more importantly, Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton by 14 points with independent voters: Trump 44%, Clinton 30% This tracks with the previous outline we shared discussing voter registration, voter intent, voter engagement, and voter analysis within Florida. All of the previous factors, without media spin, show Donald Trump positioned to crush Hillary Clinton in Florida. The Mason Dixon poll is especially valuable when you consider the strategic demographics of the...
  • Responses come in to Illinois Supreme Court's decision to block voters' opinion on remapping

    08/27/2016 6:25:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Friday, August 26, 2016
    Responses come in to Supreme Court's decision to block voters' opinion on remapping SPRINGFIELD - Friday, Illinois lawmakers from all over the state expressed their dismay with the Illinois Supreme Court Democrat majority's decision to block voters from expressing their opinion on a proposed November referendum. Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) released the following statement Friday: Illinois residents, as Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas writes, have had their voices ‘muzzled’ after the Illinois Supreme Court ruled yesterday that only politicians, and not the people, have the power to draw legislative district maps. We cannot disenfranchise the will of...
  • FL: Man Shoots Large Gator near Horses; Gator Attacks, Shooter Charged

    08/27/2016 5:33:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 August 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo from Sumter County Sheriff's Office About 6:30 p.m. on June 21, 2016, a 8.5-9 foot, 300 lb alligator was discovered near some agitated horses that belonged to Reginald Blanton, 74 years old. Blanton shot the reptile with a 9mm handgun, reportedly hitting it two or three times.  Where he hit it is not clear, but the shots would likely have been  mortal, because the alligator was still there, lying in the grass, when the authorities "euthanized it". While the story is two months old, there are important lessons to learn. After the shots, Blanton's stepson, Jack Hildreth, 58,...
  • “Dear Week, I’m So Over You…”

    08/27/2016 4:43:29 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-27-2017 | MOTUS
    From srdem65’s post 8/26/16 @ 3:36 pm EDT: “Friends, we need a happy day here. No war, no politics, nada. Hopefully no tragedies to worry about either. Photos of our babies - two legged and four legged. Some yummy treats we might make at home, some lovely drinks to make, and an exotic meal or two. Tales of happy times with the family, the children. I'm getting burned out and I bet you are too.” “So let it be written. So let it be done.”Since I’m not going to be around I don’t think it would be wise to open...
  • NEVER DIVIDE WHEN FACING AN ENEMY

    08/27/2016 4:06:13 AM PDT · by iontheball · 53 replies
    CFP ^ | August 26, 2016 | Dr. Brad Lyles
    “Never divide your forces in the face of a superior enemy.” This famous dictum has been a truism of war for 5,000 years. Heedless, our brothers and sisters in the Establishment, and in #NeverTrump, believe they can summon victory from the ashes of a conflagration of their own making. Worse, they continue to pursue their divisive actions despite their inability to define the victory they are pursuing.
  • Top Dem. Pollster: Trump Can Win Election if He Has ‘One Sane Month’

    08/27/2016 1:35:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 26, 2016 | Tony Lee
    Peter Hart, a Democrat and one of the country’s most respected pollsters, admitted on Friday that Donald Trump can win the White House if he has “one sane month” on the campaign trail. After conducting a focus group of Wisconsin voters last night for the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, Hart appeared on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily” and said voters “don’t trust Clinton to give them an honest answer and they don’t trust Trump to be a safe leader.” When host Chuck Todd asked Hart which candidate had the best chance of winning the election and undecided voters after...
  • More Clinton Email Questions [semi-satire]

    08/27/2016 1:29:37 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Aug 2016 | John Semmens
    The latest 14,900 emails recovered by the FBI came from the 33,000 that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deleted on the grounds that they were personal rather than work-related. Oddly, one of the topics discussed in many of them was Benghazi, which would seem to be "work-related" and as such legally required to be preserved and archived. Hillary for President campaign manager Robbie Mook urged that "we not jump to hasty conclusions. If you will recall, Secretary Clinton admitted she authored many emails dealing with planning her daughter's wedding. While we all know about the attack on Ambassador Stevens that...
  • Isiah Thomas: ‘White Silence’ Is Violence

    08/26/2016 10:52:34 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 56 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8-26-2016 | Trent Baker
    “I look at white silence in these issues (social injustice involving an African-American) as violence,” Thomas said. “White silence is the equivalent to violence in these issues. When you’re not standing up and you’re not speaking out for your brother, right, you and I are brothers regardless of skin color, and this is where this whole race thing, this constructed race thing really separates us in this country, and that’s what we need to get underneath because any type of mistreatment of you or oppression of you I have to stand up and speak against that.”
  • Why Polling for the 2016 Presidential Election May be Wrong

    08/26/2016 8:28:29 PM PDT · by pboyington · 41 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 26, 2016 | Joe Ragonese
    Dana Perino, a Fox News pundit on ‘The Five’, recently looked into the camera and with a pained expression across her face stated that the polls were solidly favoring Hillary Clinton, and that they were right. She went on to explain that during the 2012 election, everyone, including her, thought the polls were wrong and too heavily skewered toward the Democrats. This belief, based on historic polling, was well founded. When Ronald Reagan ran against Jimmy Carter, the polls, right up to the day of the election, suggested a landslide for Carter. The opposite was true, and the landslide was...
  • Wanted: Fish Food That Isn’t Fish

    08/26/2016 4:52:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    UnDark ^ | August 25, 2016 | Nick Leiber
    Humans are eating more fish than ever. And since 2014, most of what we eat has come not from the wild, but from fish farms operated by the fast-growing aquaculture industry. But what do these farmed fish eat? The answer is just as unappetizing as it sounds — and just as worrisome to advocates of sustainable seafood. The typical fish-farm diet (“aquafeed,” in industry parlance) contains fish — specifically fish meal and fish oil, made largely from wild-caught “forage” fish. And because stocks of wild fish are declining, that poses a serious long-term problem for the world food supply. Wild...
  • Zubaydah Media Myths

    08/26/2016 4:19:02 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-26-16 | Wordsmith
    Zubaydah, characterized as "the poster child" and "guinea pig" for the CIA Interrogation Program, made his first public appearance on Tuesday before a GITMO parole board: The hearing is part of the Periodic Review Board, which the Department of Defense describes as "an interagency process designed to review whether continued detention of Guantanamo detainees is necessary to protect against a continuing significant threat to the security of the United States." "He has come to believe that he might have a chance to leave Guantanamo through this process," a representative for Zubaydah said at the hearing. ~~~ Zubaydah did not speak...
  • The first debate should confirm or debunk the claim that Hillary Clinton is seriously ill

    08/26/2016 3:53:43 PM PDT · by grundle · 104 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 25, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    There have been claims by Hillary Clinton opponents that she has at least one serious medical condition that could impact her ability to serve as President. Clinton says the claims are false. I currently do not take sides on this issue. However, once the first debate airs, I will pick a side, based on what she does or does not do at the debate.
  • CPS office occupied by Black Lives Matter protesters over Kingsley Burrell case (England)

    08/26/2016 3:11:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daventry Express ^ | August 26, 2016
    Black Lives Matter protesters campaigning for "justice" over the death of a man under police restraint occupied a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) office demanding action. Campaigners raising awareness about the case of Kingsley Burrell, who died in 2011 following contact with police, staged a noisy but non-violent demonstration in the Colmore Gate offices in Birmingham after an earlier rally in the city. The protest dispersed when a senior manager from the West Midlands CPS agreed to take a letter from the campaign group raising 10 key points in Mr Burrell's case, and pass it to the director of public prosecutions...
  • Sorry, Hillary: Trump’s policies are clearly better for blacks

    08/26/2016 2:52:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 25, 2016 | John Lott
    Hillary Clinton claims that some of Donald Trump’s appeal is “xenophobic, racist, misogynistic.” On Thursday she asked, “If he doesn’t respect all Americans, how can he serve all Americans?” But who actually cares more about blacks, in particular poor blacks? On everything from education to jobs to crime, Trump’s policies offer a lifeline to people who have been losing ground for decades. Hillary’s policies will just exacerbate them. And no amount of speeches will change that. On education, Trump strongly supports school choice. This would give inner-city blacks a way out of horribly performing public schools. Clinton attacks charters and...
  • Taxes Up $4.3 Million, State Money Down $200K: So Who 'Compromised' Services?

    08/26/2016 1:50:35 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/21/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Revenue sharing payments from the state of Michigan to the city of Jackson were $219,300 lower in 2015 than in 2010. But Jackson’s overall annual tax revenues grew by $4.3 million over the same period, including $2.3 million more from its city income tax. The decline of $220,000 in state revenue sharing funds, though, was the subject of a recent public meeting in Jackson hosted by a statewide local government lobbying organization called the Michigan Municipal League. The MML is trying to make an issue out of state revenue sharing payments as part of a pitch for municipalities to get...
  • Hillary's Health a Real Concern

    08/26/2016 10:39:02 AM PDT · by detective · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 26, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Ever since Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi testimony was delayed by a fall and a concussion, the state of her health has been questioned by her critics and treated by here defenders as a medical subset of the vast right-wing conspiracy. She attempted to make light of new questions being raised, in part from simple observation of her recent behavior by opening a jar of pickles on Jimmy Kimmel’s show Monday night and having him feel her pulse. Team Clinton would have everyone believe this is just another far-right conspiracy theory but incidents indicating she might be in a real pickle over...
  • Couple Could Lose Their Home Through Civil Forfeiture

    08/26/2016 10:30:13 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/20/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    In Traverse City, a couple could lose thousands of dollars in cash as well as their home because of the state’s loose civil forfeiture laws. Their case shows the perspective of both sides of this issue, but the solution is fairly simple – governments should not be able to take ownership of people’s assets unless they are convicted of a crime. The Traverse City Record-Eagle does a great job laying out the situation. The Traverse Narcotics Team believes Kenneth and Mary Murray profited from what it calls “ill-gotten gains.” The law enforcement agency accuses the couple of violating the state’s...
  • Even the Left is recoiling from Hillary’s cynical “free college for everybody” plan

    08/26/2016 9:10:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/26/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Notwithstanding the lies from her media steno pool, Hillary Clinton does not have high approval ratings among 18 to 29 year old voters. In fact her approval rating from this group has sagged from a high of 47% in July 2015 to just 31% last month. This sharp drop among a group she MUST fool in order to win has probably forced her to recently propose free college for everybody; but the plan is so weak and shot through with obvious flaws that even her strongest supporters on the Left are panning it. Writing for The Atlantic magazine, Ronald Brownstein...
  • Township Denies It Had Landfill Documents, County Records Say Otherwise

    08/26/2016 8:56:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/23/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A resident of a township in southeastern Michigan thinks she was wrongly denied a request for township documents related to a proposed landfill expansion. Salem Township denied the Freedom of Information Act request, saying the information the requester asked for did not exist. But records subsequently acquired from Washtenaw County show that the relevant documents do exist, and were in the township’s possession when the request was submitted. Tracey Birkenhauer of Northville sent a FOIA request to Salem Township on March 25, 2016, requesting all documentation submitted to the township since 2010 regarding the expansion of the Arbor Hills landfill....
  • Reports: 97.5 The Fanatic manager to meet with local Black Lives Matter organizer

    08/26/2016 7:29:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 25, 2016 | Nick Vadala
    One 97.5 The Fanatic manager will meet with a prominent local Black Lives Matter activist this week over the “Dwayne From Swedesboro” scandal that has rocked the sports radio station. As Philly In Focus reports, Fanatic program director Matt Nahigian will meet with Black Lives Matter Pennsylvania organizer Asa Khalif on Friday at 10 a.m. The well-known activist most recently made headlines after placing a Ku Klux Klan hood on the statue of Frank Rizzo in Center City, and calling for it to be tossed into the Schuylkill River during a protest this month. PIF reporter and activist Christopher “Flood...
  • Adequacy Study Shows the State Already Spends Plenty on Education

    08/26/2016 6:56:50 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/22/2016 | Ben DeGrow
    In late June 2016, the state released the long-awaited Michigan Education Finance Study, better known as an “adequacy study.” Twice delayed from its original March 31, 2016, deadline due to errors by different parties, the report purchased by December 2014 state legislation has been greeted with an underwhelming reaction. Colorado-based Augenblick, Palaich, and Associates (APA) secured a $399,000 taxpayer-funded contract to produce the report. Every one of the company’s 13 earlier studies of different states’ school finance systems concluded with the same call: Spend more money. As even the adequacy study shows, a massive increase in spending absent any changes...
  • The U.S. Department of Clinton

    08/26/2016 6:23:13 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 7 replies
    WSJ Opinions ^ | 8-25-2016 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    The latest emails show that State and the foundation were one seamless entity. This is the week that the steady drip, drip, drip of details about Hillary Clinton’s server turned into a waterfall. This is the week that we finally learned why Mrs. Clinton used a private communications setup, and what it hid. This is the week, in short, that we found out that the infamous server was designed to hide that Mrs. Clinton for three years served as the U.S. Secretary of the Clinton Foundation. In March this column argued that while Mrs. Clinton’s mishandling of classified information was...
  • Caption 0bama in this hillarious picture.

    08/26/2016 6:05:17 AM PDT · by Arcy · 50 replies
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  • Make a mini-Flamethrower

    08/26/2016 5:56:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/26/2016 | S Morstan
    Yes, you too can make one to build a fire at your next camp outing or just to bring it up at a cocktail party. However, be warned this may not be most practical gadget to create for fire starting your campsite. But I guess you can chalk one up for ingenuity. Have a look here with instructions on how to build this mini-flamethrower.
  • AZ: Gun for Hire

    08/26/2016 5:31:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Driving to the Ranch through the Mohawk valley, east of Yuma, I noticed the gentleman pictured above.  I stopped to take his picture and determine his business. You can see that the soil in this area is a fluffy loam.  It is highly productive, irrigated by Colorado River water.  This area near Yuma is some of the most productive agricultural land in the United States and in the world. Leo did not mind having his picture taken.  I asked him if he were guarding the field from birds that would eat the seeds.  No, he said, ground squirrels. He...
  • The rat pack-style of mainstream media reporters who write books

    08/26/2016 4:35:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/16 | Judi McLeod
    The real story of our times: Same media who sat idly by for almost eight years while the Obama administration ruined their own country, are now smearing Donald Trump and his supporters working to rescue America We don’t know how many Washington Post reporters it takes to screw in a light bulb but we do know it takes more than 24 of them to try to screw Donald J. Trump in a rushed-to-launch book. “More than “two dozen” Washington Post reporters contributed to a book published Tuesday that attacks Donald Trump.” (Daily Caller) That should tell us what WaPo reporters...
  • Hillary Clinton: I See Racists

    08/26/2016 4:35:02 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 23 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-26-2016 | MOTUS
    Yesterday Donald Trump again called Hillary a crooked liar (and a bigot).With the help of her over-worked voice coach Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump a racist – in uncharacteristically well modulated diction. Clinton started the day by releasing a video that featured Ku Klux Klan members and white supremacists touting Trump’s candidacy — then gave an afternoon speech condemning Trump’s racially inflammatory remarks and support within the “alt-right,” which she described as an “emerging racist ideology.” – WaPo The only thing – you can’t really believe anything a crooked liar says. Protestor at a yuge Hillary campaign event in February...
  • Article V For a Republic Worth Keeping

    08/26/2016 1:59:32 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 24 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 26th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    As I recall from Gibbon, the Western Roman Empire went out with more of a whimper than a bang. By the time of Alaric and his Visigoths in 410 AD, Rome was so corrupt and weak there was little to stand in his way. In broad strokes it is fair to say that Roman society declined simultaneously with government. Long before the fall, Roman republican citizenship was a precious possession, a jewel of unsurpassed value. As such it was held closely and kept in short supply, for among other privileges, the Roman citizen wasn’t taxed. He was exempt from the...
  • Baltimore Votes To Keep Schools Open On Muslim Holidays

    08/25/2016 8:54:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 24, 2016 9:25am ET | Dan Joseph
    The Baltimore County Board of Education on Tuesday voted 6-5 against closing schools for two Muslim holidays when they fall on school days. According to the Baltimore Sun, the Muslim community had advocated for more than a decade to close Baltimore schools on the Islamic holidays of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr. The vote followed a heated discussion among school board members as dozens of Muslims waited in the audience. The results of the vote prompted shouts of “Injustice!” by some in attendance, and the board had to call a five-minute recess before continuing. …