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  • The frantic effort to bury the anti-Trump conspiracy

    05/20/2018 1:58:24 PM PDT · 14 of 14
    enumerated to richardtavor

    “He still gets it now, but it is 100% negative.”

    ...but yet his ratings are climbing steadily. There is only one possible explanation: the MSM is clueless about what the American people are looking for in a leader. The MSM still thinks Obama was the perfect POTUS. The American people disagree, apparently.

  • Top News: 'Creepy' Chick-fil-A slammed by 'New Yorker' author from Brooklyn

    05/20/2018 1:57:39 PM PDT · 18 of 18
    Rebelbase to 2ndDivisionVet

    I’ll never forgive Chick-Fil-A for replacing their cole slaw with kale salad.

  • Author Jon Meacham: Trump took advantage of "climate of fear"

    05/20/2018 1:54:03 PM PDT · 12 of 12
    Telepathic Intruder to 2ndDivisionVet

    And liberals fear nothing? They fear CO2, white people, Christianity, the free market, and heterosexuality. Perhaps Republicans do fear losing our country to those who hate it. But is it a bad thing to choose survival over extinction?

  • Top News: 'Creepy' Chick-fil-A slammed by 'New Yorker' author from Brooklyn

    05/20/2018 1:52:44 PM PDT · 17 of 18
    SamAdams76 to Gay State Conservative
    I've read that a newly opened Chick-fil-a in lower Manhattan is typically mobbed with customers.

    You would be correct. I posted a self-penned article here on the first one a couple years ago. Lines were out the door and wrapping all the way down 46th Street.

    Since then, four more have opened in Manhattan including the biggest Chick-Fil-A yet on Fulton Street (five stories, including a rooftop dining terrace!). All of them mobbed with happy customers.

    The success of Chick-Fil-A drives liberals here utterly insane with rage and anger. Because liberals hate all that is good.

  • Author Jon Meacham: Trump took advantage of "climate of fear"

    05/20/2018 1:51:17 PM PDT · 11 of 12
    tired&retired to tired&retired

    The reaction to the corrective action was the Dem’s climate of fear!

  • Author Jon Meacham: Trump took advantage of "climate of fear"

    05/20/2018 1:49:47 PM PDT · 10 of 12
    tired&retired to 2ndDivisionVet

    More of a climate of awareness of corruption arousing us to take corrective action than a climate of fear.

  • Author Jon Meacham: Trump took advantage of "climate of fear"

    05/20/2018 1:48:29 PM PDT · 9 of 12
    Lurkinanloomin to 2ndDivisionVet

    No Jon, he represented the citizens who had been intentionally left unrepresented by both parties.

    Both parties could not continue to be the party for illegal aliens and amnesty and the citizens left out completely.

    Donald Trump broke through the Bush blockade at the RNC and won against both parties, the Ministry of Propaganda and the entire intelligence apparatus of the US government.

    Divine Providence if you ask me.......

  • Top News: 'Creepy' Chick-fil-A slammed by 'New Yorker' author from Brooklyn

    05/20/2018 1:44:29 PM PDT · 16 of 18
    plain talk to 2ndDivisionVet

    If they are afraid of a chicken sandwich what does that make them? ... chicken?

  • Author Jon Meacham: Trump took advantage of "climate of fear"

    05/20/2018 1:43:27 PM PDT · 8 of 12
    Calvin Locke to ExpatCanuck

    You mean as in BHO’s threatening to send his brown, er, purple shirts after those individuals that opposed his totalitarian wants and tactics?

  • Top News: 'Creepy' Chick-fil-A slammed by 'New Yorker' author from Brooklyn

    05/20/2018 1:42:30 PM PDT · 15 of 18
    Gay State Conservative to 2ndDivisionVet
    I've read that a newly opened Chick-fil-a in lower Manhattan is typically mobbed with customers.
  • Why Doesn't the Navy Have Battle Cruisers?

    05/20/2018 1:42:21 PM PDT · 49 of 49
    Celerity to Mariner

    “Who needs a battle cruiser when a Burke class DDG is 10,000 tons and carries 96 VLS missiles with a 1,000 mile range?”

    Bingo !

    Our ships are kinda hybrid. The ship itself is like a carrying case for the weapons system that is onboard. To use these outdated classifications.. I wouldn’t call it “stupid” but I think that maybe our Navy has evolved beyond that.

    Our ships combine things that just 40 years ago were considered “impossible”. I’m waiting for the day we can carry aircraft in a magazine and make tiny little aircraft carriers.

  • Author Jon Meacham: Trump took advantage of "climate of fear"

    05/20/2018 1:42:06 PM PDT · 7 of 12
    Ticonderoga34 to ExpatCanuck
    Guess what Jon Meacham, there WAS a climate of fear you imbecile. Why don’t you analyze WHY there was a climate of fear. Trust me if you will, it was for good reason.

    The first thought that came to my head was why was there a "climate of fear"?

    I thought that everything was going to be unicorns and rainbows after Obama was elected in 2008.

    This is just typical leftwing media crap. It sounds good to the left but there is no thought behind it. It's just babble.
  • Border tourism booms since meeting of 2 Korean leaders

    05/20/2018 1:40:14 PM PDT · 4 of 4
    ExpatCanuck to lee martell

    Not to mention you have to pick out human bones just to dig a hole deep enough to reach the bacteria and bury your pot.

  • More Podesta Emails Emerge – Setting The Record Straight – Brothers Say They Had Forgotten.

    05/20/2018 1:38:02 PM PDT · 9 of 9
    Liz to All

    EXCLUSIVE: Podesta’s ‘Green Company’ Forced to Close Because Hillary Lost the Election

    BY RICHARD POLLOCK / 10/22/2017

    Joule Unlimited, a secretive green energy company that appears to have placed a big bet hiring Democratic insider John Podesta to its board, appears to have been doomed when former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election.

    When the 2016 presidential election ended, senior company executives admitted the prospects for their renewable energy “biofuels” company evaporated. “We had a lot of prospects last year,” former Joule CEO Brian Baynes told BioFuels Digest in a rare interview in July. “But those new investor prospects walked away, particularly post-election.”

    Dmitry Akhanov, the president and CEO of Rusnano USA Inc., a Kremlin-owned venture capital firm nicknamed “Putin’s child,” oversaw the Russian government’s investment in Joule and sat on its board along with two other Russians with ties to the Kremlin. Akhavov agreed that Clinton’s loss doomed the company.

    “We lined up investors who were willing to buy the bonds, but after the elections, with some statements from the new administration regarding potential uncertainty, the future support of biofuels was stopped,” he told The Daily Caller News Foundation in an interview. “The company was not able to do the deal and it was one of the reasons why the company was closed.”

    Akhanov confirmed to TheDCNF his company invested and lost 1 billion rubles, worth $35 million when Joule closed its doors.

    The two other board members with ties to Moscow were Ruben Vardanyan, who Putin appointed to a Russian economic modernization council, and Anatoly Chubais, a close personal friend of former President Bill Clinton and economic advisor to former Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Chubais allegedly made millions in the sell-off and “privatization” of Russia’s state-owned industries.

    The FBI was concerned about Russian government investments in American high-technology firms, as previously reported by TheDCNF.

    Lucia Ziobro, the special agent in charge at the FBI’s Boston field office, issued an “extraordinary warning” in 2014 about Russian investors to startups like Joule.

    “The FBI believes the true motives of the Russian partners, who are often funded by their government, is to gain access to classified, sensitive and emerging technology from the companies,” she wrote in a Boston Globe op-ed.

    Hillary’s loss of the 2016 presidential election meant Podesta would not serve in the White House and thus was not in a position to advance the company’s prospects.

    The Obama administration became a big “hedge fund” trying to finance and promote renewable energy technologies at any cost, Thomas Pyle, president of the libertarian Institute for Energy Research, told TheDCNF.

    “The whole entire eight years under Obama, the Department of Energy was basically a hedge fund — and a bad one — for renewable energy for wind, solar and biofuels,” he said.

    Critics of former President Barack Obama’s renewable energy agenda believe it’s likely a President Hillary Clinton would have doubled down on Obama’s renewable energy initiatives.

    “If Hillary Clinton had won, then we would have four to eight more years of the Obama trajectory, which means everything that calls itself ‘progressive energy policy’ would have just ramped up,” Marlo Lewis Jr., a senior fellow at the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute, told TheDCNF.

    “So the market would have been even more tilted in favor of so-called ‘green energy companies. And President Trump has basically changed the direction,” he said.

    Since entering office, Trump reversed many of Obama’s regulatory mandates that hurt fossil fuels and assisted renewable energy in the marketplace. He also ended the U.S. participation in the Paris agreement on climate change, which was designed to cut carbon emissions.

    Trump signed a sweeping executive order in late March at the Environmental Protection Agency that rescinded six of Obama’s climate change executive orders.

    “The order represents a clear difference between how Trump and former President Barack Obama view the role the United States plays in combating climate change,” CNN reported at the time.

    Podesta was one of Joule’s biggest political assets. He had served as President Bill Clinton’s White House chief of staff and co-founded Podesta Associates, a D.C. lobbying shop with his brother Tony. John Podesta also founded the Center for American Progress, a Washington liberal advocacy group.

    Podesta served on Joule’s board from December 2010 to December 2013. In January 2014, he joined the Obama White House, where he served as “counselor” to President Obama. After leaving the White House, he joined Hillary Clinton to help run her presidential campaign as its national chairman.

    From the very beginning, Joule executives knew Podesta’s value. Bill Sims, one of Joule’s CEOs, was excited about landing Podesta and talked about “leveraging his insights” when he announced the board appointment.

    “We look forward to leveraging his insights as we progress toward international deployment,” he declared.

    As one of the biggest power players in Washington, Podesta could open doors for Joule. Obama’s first secretary of energy, Steven Chu, visited the company in November 2011, according to WikiLeaks.

    Podesta told Chu’s chief of staff, Brandon Hurlbut, he was delighted with the upcoming Chu visit. “The gang is excited. I think he’ll be impressed,” he wrote in a Nov. 28, 2011, email released by WikiLeaks.

    “I felt fortunate to be able to engage with a leading expert like John to get feedback, as I did with many other experts,” Hurlbut told McClatchy News for a 2016 article titled, “WikiLeaks emails show how Clinton’s campaign chief once opened doors for energy firm.”

    And even as he worked at the White House, Podesta apparently continued to provide advice to Joule.

    “As promised, I am providing to you a corporate slide presentation, a short summary of the company and videos of the Hobbs plant. Please let me know if I should change any of it, or feel free to edit as you see fit. I look forward to learning about next steps and to your guidance for the company about how best to forge partnerships globally,” Noubar Afeyan, the founder and CEO of Flagship Pioneering, the main venture capital firm that underwrote Joule Unlimited, told Podesta in an Aug. 31, 2015, email.

    On Oct. 12, 2015, Afeyan followed up, emailing Podesta, “Dear John, I wanted to get this back on your radar screen hoping you can make some intros in the far east as we had previously discussed. Please let me know how I can follow up. Regards, Noubar.”

    Podesta did not respond to a request for comment.

    The company’s rise as well as its demise have been shrouded in secrecy. It claimed to have a patent for genetically engineered microbes that could harness the sun’s energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into ethanol, diesel fuel or jet fuel.

    “Many people were very skeptical that they could pull off what they were trying to pull off,” Robert Rapier, who runs a website called R-Squared Energy, told The Boston Globe.

    “There are other companies out there that have raised hundreds of millions of dollars and come up with the same results,” John Beneman, an expert on algae-based biofuels and CEO of MicroBio Engineering, told the Globe. “Either they are walking dead, or ghosts, or resting in peace.”

    Jim Lane, a reporter for Biofuels Daily who favors renewable energy technologies, noted the company had a penchant for secrecy including when it closed its doors.

    “The news from Joule closes out an extraordinary period of silence for a company that we once described as The Sultans of Stealth for their secretive approach to development,” he wrote.

    The firm went through four CEOs in less than two years, according to Biofuels Digest.

    Further adding to its mystery, the company raised 1 billion Rubles or $35 million from Rusano, the Kremlin-owned nanotechnology company that set up a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. Two other Russians with Kremlin ties sat on Joule’s board along with Podesta.

    Flagship Pioneering, the main venture capital firm that underwrote Joule Unlimited, did not respond to numerous information requests from TheDCNF.

  • Border tourism booms since meeting of 2 Korean leaders

    05/20/2018 1:37:30 PM PDT · 3 of 4
    ExpatCanuck to 2ndDivisionVet

    Is there a ‘Walk The Mine Field’ amusement? Winners get a big stuffed panda! ;-)

  • Author Jon Meacham: Trump took advantage of "climate of fear"

    05/20/2018 1:37:25 PM PDT · 6 of 12
    faithhopecharity to 2ndDivisionVet

    yes indeed.
    we feared more of Obama’s Islamic terrorist “immigration”...
    very dangerous!!!!
    we feared more MS-13 Mexican gangs, too.
    we feared HilLIARy’s dangerous sellouts of American defense secrets and our security
    We feared more destruction of our liberties (including our First, Second, Fourth amendment rights)
    we feared more racism as promoted 24/7/365 by the D party

  • Author Jon Meacham: Trump took advantage of "climate of fear"

    05/20/2018 1:37:09 PM PDT · 5 of 12
    Gay State Conservative to 2ndDivisionVet
    ..."we've also always grown stronger the wider we've opened our arms".

    Ten bucks says that Jon lives in a town like Greenwich or New Canaan where the only time people open their arms wider is when you've got a net worth of $10 million plus.

  • Author Jon Meacham: Trump took advantage of "climate of fear"

    05/20/2018 1:36:08 PM PDT · 4 of 12
    ProtectOurFreedom to 2ndDivisionVet

    Absolutely right. We are all afraid of the marxists and communists finishing off the US of A. We repulsed the enemy within by the skin of our teeth in 2016. But the enemy is still beavering away within the government and we are still fearful we may not be able to restore the rule of law.

  • Author Jon Meacham: Trump took advantage of "climate of fear"

    05/20/2018 1:36:06 PM PDT · 3 of 12
    TribalPrincess2U to 2ndDivisionVet

    NO HE DID NOT! We gave him what we wanted and he said YES, I WILL DO IT!

    The democrats are the enemy.

  • Why Doesn't the Navy Have Battle Cruisers?

    05/20/2018 1:35:20 PM PDT · 48 of 49
    Tallguy to centurion316

    I believe Adm Sir Jackie Fisher warned against placing battlecruisers in the battle line, which Adm Jellicoe did. The High Seas Fleet battlecruisers were closer to true battleships and did far better in the exchange.

    But mostly Jutland was like the Battle of Bull Run in the US Civil War. You were using line ahead tactics and signal flags much like Nelson did at Trafalgar, but the weaponry was largely untested. Jutland was that test.