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  • Today in U.S. military history: Lewis and Clark sets out, and a nuclear sub sinks

    05/22/2017 10:23:41 AM PDT · by fugazi · 9 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | May 22, 2017 | Chris Carter
    1804: The "Corps of Discovery," a group of about four dozen Army volunteers led by Capt. Meriwether Lewis and 2nd Lt. William Clark, departs St. Charles Missouri on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Altogether, the company will travel some 8,000 miles as they map and explore the recently acquired Louisiana Purchase and find a route to the Pacific Ocean for President Thomas Jefferson. 1912: The aviation arm of the U.S. Marine Corps is born with the arrival of 1st Lt. Alfred A. Cunningham at the Naval Aviation Camp, Annapolis, Maryland. There, Cunningham will begin his flight training, and with less...
  • CNN interviews panel of 3rd graders about Trump presidency. ...Yes really

    05/22/2017 10:02:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/22/17 | Robert Laurie
    Maximum CNN There’s a question that Democrats love to ask whenever they don’t control the White House. Kids are, as we’ve been told a thousand times, our most precious national resource. It takes a village to raise them. So, whenever they’re faced with the horrors of a Republican President, Dems want to know: What are the children thinking? Oh, woe. Woe to the children! They’re being forced to live through the Trump presidency! The guy has only been in office a few months, and already the scars are piling up. One wonders how they can even sleep at night, knowing...
  • Why Expecting Subway Passengers to Pay Is Racist

    05/22/2017 10:00:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/22/17 | Michael Shannon
    Regardless of whether government tolerates broken windows or broken turnstiles, it always leads to broken heads in the end Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) passengers discovered what happens when government ignores the “Broken Windows” theory of policing in favor of the left’s “Let It All Hang Out” philosophy. “Broken Windows,” introduced by James Wilson and George Kelling, held that a community starts to deteriorate when political leadership de–emphasizes enforcement of “quality of life” ordinances.
  • How Shallow is the Deep State?

    05/22/2017 9:57:31 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/21/17 | Joanna Rosamund
    Deep State is, in fact as old as greed, and as shallow as the lowest of political vices The concept of “deep state” is nothing new. While the origins of the term are often attributed to Turkish “derin devlet” (1990), cryptocracy was already known to ancient Romans and Athenians. Cicero came up with very contemporary-sounding questions: “To what length will you abuse our patience (Catiline)? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us? “, in 63B.C when a Roman senator used “status in statu” in his bid for power. The causes of conspiracy also ring a bell:...
  • A great sniper shot at link, no one hurt

    05/22/2017 9:54:07 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    Video at link.
  • Governor Calls Taxpayers "Freeloaders" [semi-satire]

    05/22/2017 9:40:56 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 May 2017 | John Semmens
    California Governor Jerry Brown (D) lashed out at opponents of recent state tax increases calling them "freeloaders." "I've had it with then," Brown complained. "They think that they have a champion in Trump whose 'siren song' of self-reliance as the way to prosperity is leading so many away from their responsibility to the human collective. The reluctance to pay taxes is selfish. It is everyone's obligation to carry their fair share of the burden. It is the government task to determine what that share is for each individual. Once that determination is made refusal to cooperate is anti-social." The State's...
  • It’s Time to Take a Hard Look at the Ethics of AI

    05/22/2017 9:32:52 AM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    Glenn Beck.com ^ | Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 Source: http://www.glennbeck.com/2017/03/28/ai-needs-to-be-stopped-before-it- | Glenn Beck
    Okay. I’m trying to get us to — we need to talk about AI. We need to talk about future technology and how it’s going to integrate with our society. This is more important than anything else because this will affect your life in about five years and will definitely affect our children’s life. And there are really smart people — Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates — a long list of them, that are all saying, “This has got to be stopped.” This is not some Luddite stop technology. This is really smart people saying, “This is the end...
  • Women’s rites. Interesting new app brings meaning to the life of your relationship--or not

    05/22/2017 9:09:34 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/22/17 | Jim Bray
    There've been battles of the network stars, the Battle of the Bulge, battles with city hall, and many other battles - but the one that predates them all, and still goes on today, is the so-called "battle of the sexes." Men are from Mars and Women are from Oz, or Middle Earth or something, and never the twain shall meet. Except that the twain do meet, often and repeatedly, so it's best that we learn to get along. And of course to do this in today's society, men have to understand women. Women don't have to understand men because women...
  • Illegals Now Serving as Judges in Texas! And Officials Don’t Seem to Mind

    05/22/2017 9:08:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/22/17 | Doug Book
    Officials in Corpus Christi, Texas just discovered that one on their Municipal Court Judges is not a United States citizen. And how was the situation handled? Well, “Judge” Young Min Burkett was placed on unpaid leave, after which “the city council [gave] her 90 days to become a citizen and keep her job.” Yep. An illegal alien has been passing judgement on the activities of actual Americans in a Texas town. But it's OK, because Corpus Christi Mayor Pro-Tem Lucy Rubio said that city officials “never asked during the qualification process to become a municipal judge whether Burkett was a...
  • What has happened to Fox News’ ratings since O’Reilly’s departure? The answer is shocking

    05/22/2017 8:47:29 AM PDT · by TBP · 116 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 21, 2017 7:53 pm | Justin Haskins
    When the Fox News Channel fired cable news giant Bill O’Reilly in April, reports surfaced revealing Fox News’ owner, the Murdoch family, wanting to move the network in a different direction. Out with the old guard, in with the new. More hosts similar to Megyn Kelly, who is now at NBC News, fewer like the ones who built the network from the ground up, including O’Reilly. About one month later, Fox News has a completely different news lineup, and the results thus far have been nothing short of disastrous. On Thursday, TV Newser reported Fox News, which once dominated its...
  • Jerrod Carmichael: "If it weren't for slavery, I would be in Africa right now."

    05/22/2017 7:42:00 AM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jerrod Carmichael
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzgG4xVLux4
  • New Book Coming This Weekend For You History Buffs -- DIME NOVEL

    05/22/2017 7:35:10 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 8 replies
    26 May 2017 | Jon Judson
    I'm not sure if this is allowed, but I'll try and the mods can take it down if it's not. I have a new book coming out on Amazon this Memorial Day weekend, just in time for summer reading. If you like quirky, funny, historical fiction, take a look. I think you'll find the book timely as it is an allegorical tale on fake news and media bias -- and its impact on a gullible public. I'll post a link for the book, which will be initially available on Kindle, later this week when it goes live. Meantime, here...
  • Stop making heroes out of people who undermine their boss, regardless of what you think of him

    05/22/2017 7:20:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/22/17 | Dan Calabrese
    This is not what honorable people do. I had a boss once that I gradually lost respect for. (I hope said boss doesn’t read this and recognize himself, but it was many years ago I’m sure he’s done fine without me.) There’s no point going into all the reasons. But I got to the point during three years of working for this person that I did not believe the organization he led could ever succeed because his inadequacies as a leader would not permit that to happen. (In fairness to him, once I became the CEO of my own organization,...
  • Google’s left-wing bias steers users to vicious articles trashing the late Roger Ailes

    05/22/2017 7:18:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/22/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Google is by far the most used search engine in the world. Think about that. Left-wingers seem to hate the late Roger Ailes, who died May 18 at 77, more than they hate any other conservatives or Republicans. This hatred manifests itself in Google’s search results which are dramatically skewed in favor of articles attacking the extremely influential founder of Fox News, Ian Miles Cheong of Heat Street discovered. (See screen grab of search results above.)
  • No 350-Ship Navy From This Trump Budget

    05/22/2017 6:52:40 AM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 14 replies
    Breaking Defense ^ | 19 May 2017 | Sydney J. Freedberg Jr.
    WASHINGTON: All hands, brace for disappointment. The president’s promised naval buildup won’t begin in the 2018 budget out next week — or maybe ever. Sure, before the election, candidate Donald Trump promised a 350-ship Navy. Sure, just this morning, House Speaker Paul Ryan repeated the 350 figure. Sure, this week the Chief of Naval Operations emphasized the buildup should and could be fast. US shipyards could deliver 29 additional ships over the next seven years, said the CNO, Adm. John Richardson. That averages to 4.1 additional ships per year, although the first years would probably be lower because the shipyards...
  • John Podesta Unloads on Trump

    05/22/2017 5:15:03 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 95 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/22/17 | SUSAN B. GLASSER
    Donald Trump is “unfit for office,” a president whose actions are often “absolutely crazy” and whose White House has “a complete disregard for the truth.” His firing of James Comey as the FBI director was overseeing an investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign and whether Trump’s advisers colluded with it amounts to “close to an obstruction case” against the president. But, says John Podesta—the sharp-tongued campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton whose 60,000 hacked emails are at the heart of that FBI investigation into the team of the man who defeated them—don’t expect impeachment proceedings anytime soon.
  • Breaking: ‘Complete Panic’ at Highest Levels of DNC Over Kim DotCom’s Seth Rich Announcement

    05/22/2017 5:11:10 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 44 replies
    Saturday, an anonymous person who works in Washington DC, alleged on 4Chan’s /pol/ subgroup that high-ranking current and former Democratic Party officials are terrified of the Seth Rich murder investigation. This comes after internet entrepreneur and hacker, Kim DotCom, admitted on Saturday that he was part of an operation along with Seth Rich to get stolen DNC emails to Wikileaks.
  • Democrats’ New Plan: Flipping Their Birds Back To Power

    05/22/2017 5:03:06 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 19 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 5.22.2017 | David Blackmon
    Cussing their way back into power, two middle fingers at a time.: At the increasingly profane Democrat Party’s annual convention in California, the 84 year-old outgoing state party chairman, some guy named John Burton, closed out the proceedings by sticking both middle fingers in the air and leading gleeful party members in the chant of “F*** Donald Trump! F*** Donald Trump!” The fake national news media largely ignored the incident. Try to imagine the fake media outrage that would ensue if a state GOP party chair led a GOP convention in a chant of “F*** Barack Obama!”, or “F*** Hillary...
  • The Apology Tour 2017

    05/22/2017 4:20:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-22-17 | MOTUS
    Question of the Day: What’s the difference between President Barack Hussein Obama’s Apology Tour of 2009 and President Donald J. Trump’s Apology Tour of 2017?Answer: This time they apologize to us.U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces.Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • The Washington Post’s front page from every presidential election since 1880

    05/22/2017 3:25:31 AM PDT · by Duke C. · 14 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | November 9, 2016 | Katherine Arcement
    One hundred and thirty-six years ago, The Washington Post printed the results of the first presidential election it covered: James A. Garfield against Winfield Scott Hancock. The Post had been in print for three years.