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  • Review: The War on Guns by John Lott

    10/12/2016 5:46:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    ammoland ^ | 5 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    John Lott is the most admired and the most vilified of researchers on the effects of laws that restrict gun ownership and being armed in public, and the effects of the reform of laws that restrict gun ownership and bearing arms in public.His research is well accepted among his peers, and vilified by those who disagree with his results. John had to learn the hard way that honest science about guns and gun laws is not welcome in most of academia.Unfortunately, academia has, in large part, been taken over by people who are ignorant of guns and gun legislation,...
  • Warts and all.

    10/08/2016 2:28:10 AM PDT · by Fhios · 32 replies
    10/8/2016 | Total Vanity
    I accept and will vote for Donald Trump for President. 'Wart's and all'.
  • US printers backing Donald Trump (62%T, 28%C)

    10/05/2016 7:02:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    ProPrint ^ | October 6, 2016 | April Glover
    As the finale of the 2016 USA presidential election looms closer Donald Trump is easily beating Hillary Clinton amongst printing executives. A total of 62 per cent of printing executives in the USA are throwing their support behind Trump, while Clinton only managed to win just 28 per cent of respondents. According to a survey directed at industry executives, out of the four major industries polled, Trump managed to score the most votes from printers. In a white male-dominated industry, it is not surprising the majority of American printers have joined the Trump camp. Male voters are a crucial pillar...
  • Review: Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage by Chris Bird

    10/03/2016 7:52:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    398 pages, paperback, Privateer Publications, 2016 I met Chris Bird at a Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC). We were sitting next to each other in the front row. We had both interviewed Vic Stacy, the hero who made hits at 57 yards at the Peach House gun fight. Stacy shot the insane killer who was shooting at police sergeant Steven Means from behind cover. He made the shots with a 6 inch, stainless .357 magnum Colt Python. Not surprisingly, the stories we got were nearly identical. Chris published his account in one of his books, mine went on Gun...
  • Phonics vs. Sight-Words / VIDEO

    09/24/2016 1:39:16 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 33 replies
    YouTube ^ | January, 2011 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Parents with children in elementary school should take a look at this short video. At this moment, tens of thousands of public schools are making millions of little children memorize sight-words. This malpractice will retard their education and cripple their reading ability. This four-minute video explains why. Sight-words are, of course, the problem that Rudolf Flesch wrote about in 1955 in his famous book "Why Johnny can't read." Our Education Establishment is relentless in pretending that phonics is no good and must be replaced by various "modern" methods. These methods had many names over the last 80+ years. But it...
  • Free Kindle books, Sci-Fi with a Christian slant.

    09/23/2016 4:39:22 AM PDT · by Politically Correct · 28 replies
    Self ^ | 23 September 2016 | Paul Cordes (Politically Correct)
    In case you missed the first thread. All three books in the trilogy are free this weekend starting today the 23rd of September. Space Grey, Book 1Snap Drive, Book 2Javelin, Book 3
  • Free Sci-Fi books

    09/20/2016 4:30:31 PM PDT · by Politically Correct · 21 replies
    Myself ^ | 20 September 2016 | Paul Cordes (Politically Correct)
    I hope that putting this under Personal/Blogger makes it OK to promote my books. Promotion as in giving them away for free. I woke up one morning with an urge to write a book. Never wrote a book before. Knew it would have to be a Sci-Fi and it would involve the latest in quantum and information theory. Don't worry not too much quantum theory very approachable by the layman It was the wife that told me that if I was going to write a book that I should at least make it Christian or Christian influenced. She was not...
  • Clinton Campaign Claims Cartoon Frog is a Symbol of White Supremacy

    09/13/2016 7:18:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 13, 2016 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Hillary Clintons presidential campaign issued a explainer condemning a cartoon frog meme for allegedly being a symbol of white supremacy. The Donald Trump, Pepe the frog, and white supremacists explainer includes an image shared by Republican presidential Donald Trumps son, Donald Trump Jr., referencing Clintons basket of deplorables statement:
  • Another big celebrity threatens to leave the country if Trump is elected

    09/06/2016 10:14:45 PM PDT · by detective · 109 replies
    Red State Watcher ^ | 6 Sep 2016
    Amy Schumer mentions she's willing to move to Spain if Trump wins. It's interesting that these celebrities never mention Mexico when they threaten to leave! From NME: "My act will change because I'll need to learn to speak Spanish because I will move to Spain, or somewhere. It's beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It's too crazy," she said.
  • (1996 Book) The Choice By Bob Woodward Chapter One: Spiritual Adviser Aided First Lady's Search Van

    08/28/2016 6:43:57 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1996 | Bob Woodward
    President Clinton and his wife, Hillary, invited a group of popular self-help authors to Camp David to help them dissect what had happened in the first two years of the presidency and to search for a way back after the Democrats' devastating loss to the Republicans in the 1994 congressional elections. They met the weekend beginning Friday, Dec. 30, 1994. The first was Jean Houston, co-director of the Foundation for Mind Research, which studies psychic experience and altered and expanded consciousness. I was misunderstood, Hillary replied, her eyes still shut, speaking as Mrs. Roosevelt." You have to do what you...
  • 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 · 63 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 25 August 2016 | Jen Kuznicki
    In 1993, the president of Wellesley College approved a new rule upon being contacted by Bill Clintons 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...
  • Is God Really Good?

    08/25/2016 10:10:46 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 17 replies
    Uncommon Descent ^ | August 23, 2016 | Granville Sewell
    Is God Really Good? Posted by Granville Sewell Chapter 6, “Is God Really Good?” of my new Wipf and Stock book Christianity for Doubters is almost the same as the “Epilogue” of my 2015 Discovery Institute Press book In the Beginning and Other Essays on Intelligent Design. What does the problem of pain have to do with intelligent design? A lot, I think, because after 40 years of promoting intelligent design, it is obvious to me that many of the strongest opponents of design, for all their talk about defending science, are completely immune to scientific arguments, they will never...
  • Clinton Cash, a Book Review

    08/25/2016 8:56:25 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 08/25/2016 | Tamara Wilhite
    Clinton Cash is a best selling political nonfiction book about the history of the Clinton's corruption. A new "graphic novel" version summarizing that dense book has come out - what are its pros and cons?
  • Crown Forum Publicity Office alerted by e-mail of alleged plagiarism by author Michelle Fields

    08/11/2016 10:27:03 PM PDT · by Silly · 14 replies ^ | August 11, 2016 | Paul Klenk
    Below is the verbatim e-mail I sent to Crown Forums publicity office* at Random House on Wednesday, August 10, 2016: SUBJECT: Likely plagiarism by Crown author in form of refactoring To the publisher of Barons of the Beltway: Inside the Princely World of Our Washington Eliteand How to Overthrow Them Dear Sir or Madam: In case you have not yet been alerted, serious allegations of plagiarism in the form of the refactoring of others work without citations, in lieu of original work of her own are being made on the Internet about the Michelle Fields book referenced above,...
  • Prepper Thread

    08/04/2016 4:09:15 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 22 replies
    Myself | Aug 4, 2016 | Mike Suchman
    Greetings Everyone; I do hope everyone is doin fairly well. I do know & understand that I should be posting here more, but life gets in the way [a lot around here] Anyway, we have talked in the past about reading,reference & entertainment, when things get real ugly & bad out there. Well Providence has "smiled" upon me [again]. I have been fortunate to meet [on line for now] a Mr. Ron Foster. He is a "Prepper" novelist. He has written a lot of books about different aspects of prepping & dealing with disasters. This is from his Amazon page;...
  • A Review of Hillary's America by Dinesh D'Souza

    07/31/2016 4:28:00 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 11 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 7/31/2016 | Tamara Wilhite
    What are the highlights and weaknesses of "Hillary's America", both the book and the movie?
  • Ambrose Bierce (disappeared 1914) - Normal Expectation That Political Donors Shall Be Rewarded

    07/25/2016 5:22:25 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Land Beyond the Blow ^ | 1899? | Ambrose Bierce
    Marooned On Ug - The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 1 To assist King Jogogle-Zadester in governing, he is given a parliament, the Uggard word for which is gabagab, but its usefulness is greatly circumscribed by the Blubosh, or Constitution, which requires that every measure, in order to become a law, shall have an affirmative majority of the actual members, yet forbids any member to vote who has not a distinct pecuniary interest in the result. I was once greatly amused by a spirited contest over a matter of harbor improvement, each of two proposed harbors having its advocates....
  • American Owellianism: Defeat is Defense; Freedom is Slavery; Diversity is Strength

    07/05/2016 7:15:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    George Orwell's 1984 had three slogans that were repeated constantly. They were counter factual, they showed that people were repeatedly told and were expected to believe the most outrageous, anti-rational, contradictory lies in order to inculcate obedience. The same is true in the United States of today. Political Correctness is what we are expected to believe without any rational examination. We are expected to believe direct contradictions as a matter of public policy. The irrational assumptions of that policy may not be challenged. We are constantly lied to and expected to accept the lies. I posit that Orwell's three...
  • Indian Valley Collective Library no longer a dream, but a reality

    07/02/2016 8:33:51 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 4 replies
    Plumas News ^ | Last updated 07/1/2016 at 12:39pm | Maggie Wells
    As a writer, editor, mother, and book lover for as long as I can remember, every time I stepped foot in the room called "Library Media Center" at Greenville High School, a little bit of my heart was broken. I began to think of the space as a giant metaphor for everything wrong with education. As a former educator, it gave me insight into where students in rural America are often coming from in terms of literacy. It has always been part of my teaching philosophy that you meet the student where he or she is and you build from...
  • The Unsolved Mystery of Mr. (Charles) Dickens

    06/28/2016 3:39:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 27, 2016 | SEAN FITZPATRICK
    June 9, 1870. Charles Dickens sat writing at his desk. He had been laboring more than was his custom on his latest book. Though the story was progressing well, Mr. Dickens was not feeling well. His left hand clawed at the air. His left foot dragged on the ground. And though he had recently retired from public performances with a final reading from Pickwick, his pen scarcely ceased its scratching. A profound and perplexing mystery was unfolding beneath that pen and Mr. Dickens knew it well. If only his readers might know it as well.It had been five years...
  • Piss Christ? Piss Koran! Part 4: Resolution

    06/20/2016 1:06:53 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 103 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | June 20th, 2016 | Matt Bracken
    Piss Christ? Piss Koran! Part Four: Resolution by Matthew Bracken Your call, smart guy. The phone connection made a click and the line went dead. (The rest is at the Gates of Vienna link above.) Mike wasnt a kid. He knew that he wouldnt live forever. Hed had enough brushes with death to understand that a healthy old age was not guaranteed in the contract. Hed been standing next to men who had stepped the wrong way, and fallen. Hed helped pull a mans body off a concrete footer where hed been impaled on an uncapped rebar stake. Just two...
  • Piss Christ? Piss Koran! Part 3: Crisis

    06/15/2016 11:19:43 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 28 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | June 15, 2016 | Matt Bracken
    Piss Christ? Piss Koran! Part 3: Crisis (This is the third installment of a story by Matthew Bracken, which is being serialized here in four parts.) As the two SWAT commandos slid down their ropes, the chopper lifted for a moment, and one of them was dragged against the cranes guy wire. He was flicked from his descent line, but he managed to grab hold of the thick steel cable. The helicopter dropped again, its rotors nearly intersecting the cable, but it banked away, dipped its nose, shot forward and corkscrewed downward, the other commando swinging out below its...
  • Horror Expert Stephen King Horrified By Donald Trump And Trump Supporters

    06/09/2016 9:08:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | June 9, 2016 | Samantha Kilgore
    Stephen King is considered something of an expert when it comes to horror, but it seems that, for the author of It, nothing is scarier than Donald Trump. Except for maybe his supporters. In an interview with the Rolling Stone, King was candidly political, expressing dismay over the rise of Trump, as well as disappointment in the electorate that catapulted the former reality television star and real estate mogul into the Republican candidacy for president. I am very disappointed in the country. I think that hes sort of the last stand of a sort of American male who feels like...
  • Piss Christ? Piss Koran! Part Two

    06/09/2016 5:21:01 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 45 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | June 9th, 2016 | Matt Bracken
    Piss Christ? Piss Koran! Part Two This is the second installment of a story by Matthew Bracken, which is being serialized on Gates of Vienna in several parts. (Part One) Piss Christ? Piss Koran! Part Two: Morning Light by Matthew Bracken At seven minutes after six, Mike closed his notebook and put the bottle of apple juice behind his pack and near the bottom of his poncho shanty. Then he took a Sony portable AM/FM radio the size of a cigarette pack from a cargo pocket of his trousers. It already had a wire for a single ear...
  • Piss Christ? Piss Koran!

    06/06/2016 6:39:14 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 60 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | June 6, 2016 | Matt Bracken
    Piss Christ? Piss Koran! Part One: Dark Till Dawn Mike Dolan came out of the subway, hit the sidewalk and set out down the west side of 6th Avenue with a purposeful stride. Midtown Manhattan never truly sleeps, particularly just before a Monday morning, but compared to what it would be like in a couple of hours, it was geared way down. No tourists yet, mostly delivery trucks and vans. All lanes were northbound, because it was 6th Avenue. Mike was showered and clean shaven, every item on him and in his possession carefully considered. The white hard hat on...
  • When Books Fall Open, You Fall In.Unless the Character doesnt look like you

    06/01/2016 10:59:05 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-01-16 | Wordsmith
    I remember reading about Marley Dias previously. She's back in the news: Rescue people in another galaxy? Escape from a tower with a dragon's help? Visit England, China, and India, and still be back for dinnertime? That's all in a day's read for 11-year-old Marley Dias, who was featured in TODAY's "Can-Do Kids" series on Tuesday. "When I get lost in a book, it's just, like, magical!" Dias told TODAY's Jenna Bush Hager. The New Jersey sixth grader's love for reading was profound but not blind. After spending years of her life stepping into new worlds with every turn...
  • Glenn Beck guest: 'What patriot' will remove Trump from office?

    05/26/2016 6:59:02 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies ^ | 5/26/2016
    Glenn Beck guest: 'What patriot' will remove Trump from office? 'I am about to suggest something very bad. It is a hypothetical' Talk-radio host Glenn Beck has already had at least one visit from the Secret Service this election cycle over perceived threats on the life of GOP front runner Donald Trump made on his show, and he may be in store for another. During Wednesdays broadcast Beck interviewed best-selling suspense author Brad Thor and the pair discussed their concerns Trump, if elected, would abuse his presidential authority with little chance of being stopped by Congress. Their hypothetical solution sounded...
  • Why Im exiling myself to Berlin

    05/05/2016 12:09:43 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies ^ | May The 4th Be With You, 2016 | Orit Arfa
    When I tell people I'm moving to Berlin for the summer, I usually get one of two reactions: 1. Berlin! Such a cool city. I'm jealous! 2. Why? I would never step foot in Germany. Berlin made headlines among Israelis when the "Milky controversy" broke out in 2014. An Israeli Berliner bragged how cheap the cost of living is in Berlin compared to Israel, if grocery receipts are the judge. According to the chocolate pudding index (the Israeli brand being Milky), the difference is 300 percent. My calculations are not necessarily financial, although I dont think I could afford living...
  • The Are of Pre-Grieving So Mother's Day Isn't Ruined

    05/04/2016 12:12:18 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 2 replies
    A Holy Experience ^ | May 3, 2016 | September Vaudrey
    You know, Im feeling it this year, as a new mama to 7, like none other, the complex range of emotions for Mothers Day. For a surprising number of us, its a tender daya reminder of the mother we lost or the mother who couldnt be or the mom we needed when we were kids. Or its an awkward day spent wondering if a partner will help our kids celebrate us. Or its a day of aching for the unfulfilled role of mothera role we do not yet hold or may never hold. And for a few, Mothers Day ushers...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!! (Week of 4-25-16)

    04/24/2016 6:28:51 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 30 replies ^ | 4-25-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Trump, Cruz, Clinton Hit Time 100 Most Influential List

    04/21/2016 12:55:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 21, 2016 | Joe Crowe
    Two Republican presidential candidates and both Democratic candidates are on Time Magazine's list of The 100 Most Influential People of 2016. The magazine placed them and other notable American politicians from both parties among a list of artists, athletes, world leaders, and celebrities. They are on the list because, according to the magazine, "they each embody a breakthrough: they broke the rules, broke a record, broke the silence, broke the boundaries to reveal what they're capable of." "To expect Donald Trump to conform to the 'norms' of business and politics is like expecting a square peg to fit in a...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Joins Elle as Editor-at-Large

    04/18/2016 5:57:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    TV Newser ^ | April 18, 2016 | Mark Joyella
    Melissa Harris-Perry has joined, where she will serve as editor-at-large. editorial director Leah Chernikoff says Harris-Perry will focus on the intersection of race, gender, politics, and yes, even fashion, telling the often-overlooked stories of women and girls of color. Harris-Perry left MSNBC after an internal memo became public in February. In the memo, Harris-Perry accused NBC News chairman Andy Lack and MSNBC president Phil Griffin of taking away her weekend morning discussion program. I will not be used as a tool for their purposes, she wrote. I am not a token, mammy, or little brown bobble head. Joining...
  • Colors of Goodbye ( Death of a Child)

    04/06/2016 8:17:45 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 16 replies ^ | April 6, 2016 | September Vaudrey
    Combining literary narrative and raw reflection, September Vaudrey walks through one of life’s worst losses―the death of a child―and slowly becomes open to watching for the unexpected ways God carries her through it. It’s a story of love and tragedy in tandem; a deeply personal memoir from a life forever changed by one empty place. And at its core, Colors of Goodbye calls to the deepest part of our spirits to know that death is not the and that life can be beautiful still.
  • Stefan Molyneux Interviews Vox Day - SJWs Always Lie

    03/26/2016 2:51:15 PM PDT · by AnonymousConservative · 7 replies
    Youtube Video ^ | 3/25/2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    "Social Justice Warriors have plagued mankind for more than 150 years, but only in the last 30 years has their ideology become dominant in the West. Having invaded one institution of the cultural high ground after another, from corporations and churches to video games and government, there is nowhere that remains entirely free of their intolerant thought and speech policing." - Vox Day, SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police Stefan Molyneux and Vox Day discuss the Michelle Fields/Corey Lewandowski/Breitbart situation, Donald Trump's presidential campaign, GamerGate, common trends among social justice warriors and much much more! SJWs Always Lie:...
  • (Vanity) 9th book launched

    03/24/2016 10:21:38 AM PDT · by Anitius Severinus Boethius · 25 replies
    ASB | 03/24/2016 | ASB
    Just a quick personal-joy vanity. I have released my 9th book into the wild and I feel so blessed that I live in a country and time where I can pursue a career based on my ability to entertain people through my writing. Almost four years ago, I lost my job and started this new stage of my life by releasing my first novel. Since then, I have had a few very successful books and a few unsuccessful books, but I am exceptionally proud of my newest one. With each book I become a stronger writer and story-teller, and my...
  • Stainless steel rat by Harry Harrison.

    03/04/2016 4:27:57 PM PST · by Fhios · 34 replies
    wiki ^ | 3/4/2016 | Total Vanity
    The Stainless Steel Rat is James Bolivar DiGriz, who goes by many aliases, including "Slippery Jim" and "The Stainless Steel Rat". He is a futuristic con man, thief, and all-round rascal. He is charming and quick-witted. He is also a master of disguise and martial arts, an accomplished bank robber, a criminal mastermind, an expert on breaking and entering, and (perhaps most usefully) a skilled liar. Master of self-rationalization, the Rat frequently justifies his crimes by arguing that he is providing society with entertainment; and besides which, he only steals from institutions that have insurance coverage. He displays a strong...
  • The Conservative Spring (Poetry)

    03/01/2016 5:34:19 PM PST · by txnativegop · 8 replies
    Personal | 1 Mar 2016 | txnativegop
    The Conservative Spring -- A Poem I The Constitution of the United States has been ignored. for too long. Its' adherents have stood by with anger. The constitutionalists demanded that it be followed but were ignored. Actions taken by liberals will no longer be ignored. Those who value the Constitution are being driven by a desire to correct the mistaken laws passed by the Left. They can't be ignored this election cycle. However, the call for correction has been ignored, by the American Left. The way the Constitution is understood will change in the aftermath of this election and the...
  • Are Mainstream Civil War Museums Racist?

    02/29/2016 5:42:47 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 16 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 2 February 2016 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Not only is the assumption "a fundamental mistake", it, by necessity of logic, transfers that same assumption and guilt to many more organizations and persons than just the one displaying the flag . . .
  • Are Mainstream Civil War Magazines Racist?

    02/25/2016 3:23:51 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 14 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 02/25/2016 | Richard Williams
    No, they're not. The question is, of course, a rhetorical one. I subscribe to several popular Civil War publications and enjoy all of them very much. However, if you agree with the "logic" of some folks, one might be able to at least make the accusation. Allow me to explain.
  • Stephen King: Cruz ‘Scarier’ Than ‘President’ Trump Because ‘Cruz Fundamentalist’

    02/15/2016 4:09:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | February 15, 2016 | Patrick Frye
    According to horror master Stephen King, Donald Trump is actually not all that scary compared to other options running for president of the United States. King believes that Ted Cruz winning the election is the "scarier" of the two options since "Cruz is a fundamentalist Christian," which King compares to an Islamic Imam....
  • The End of the Republic [Book Review of Robert Harris' "Dictator"]

    02/14/2016 11:22:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 14, 2016 | Daniel Wiser
    In his Republic, Cicero produced one of history's staunchest defenses for a career in politics. Composed in the late 50s B.C. while the Roman republic enjoyed a period of precarious stability under the triumvirate of Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus, and styled after the famous work of Plato, the Republic first addressed the claims of those who want nothing to do with governing the state, and would prefer a quiet life unsullied by politics. Politicians, after all, tend to be "worthless," according to these critics. Moreover, who would want to try to rule a capricious citizenry, or subject themselves to "foul...
  • Donald Trump to Be Labeled ‘Racist Bully’ on Every HuffPost Story

    01/29/2016 2:28:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Wrap ^ | January 28, 2016 | Itay Hod
    News site will include an anti-Trump addendum on each article about the GOP presidential frontrunnerHow’s this for a kicker? The Huffington Post will now end every article about Donald Trump with a special note calling him a “racist,” “liar” and a “xenophobe,” while reminding its readers of the GOP presidential frontrunner’s controversial proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States....
  • New book 'Inventology' shows how today's inventors can tap big data, 3D printing, crowdfunding, more

    01/26/2016 8:59:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Tech Republic ^ | January 26, 2016 | Hope Reese
    With the internet age and its endless possibilities in the realms of publishing, communication, and collaboration, opportunities have never been so widely accessible for creators. But how has our new digital world affected the pathways to invention? In Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World, out today, journalist Pagan Kennedy offers a fresh take on how the digital era has upended the traditional pathways for creation. When Kennedy began writing about inventors for The New York Times, she soon "would marvel at how few of the people were professional inventors, designers, in corporate innovation labs." It led...
  • Review: Origins and Development of the Second Amendment

    01/26/2016 9:22:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    If you want to understand how the United States came to have the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights, David Hardy's book may be the best place to go. I have read numerous books and articles about the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. Some have been short, others hundreds of pages. But I had not read David T. Hardy's slim book. This is surprising, because the book was originally published in 1986! But, I was in Panama in 1986. The Internet was just starting to form. At that time in its early development, I had an...
  • New Book of Putin Quotes Echoes History’s Darkest Dictators

    To celebrate the New Year, the Russian government gave hundreds of high-ranking officials a special gift: a 400-page book of “prophetic” quotes by President Vladimir Putin. The book, titled Words That Change the World, includes 19 of the most important speeches and interviews Putin has given during the last 12 years. Hundreds of short, tweetable passages are bolded in the text. Anton Volodin, who spearheaded the book’s publication, said Putin’s words are valuable to Russian leaders largely because they tend to be prophetic: “We noticed that everything Putin says, to varying degrees, comes true,” he said. “In this book, we...
  • The End of Economic Man, the Origins of Totalitarianism, a Book Review

    01/15/2016 8:00:14 PM PST · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 01/15/2016 | Tamara Wilhite
    Peter Drucker wrote the first version of this book during Hitler's rise to power. Most explanations for the rise of fascism focused on political reasons or economic ones, while Drucker explains the social movements that made leaders like Mussolini and Hitler possible. It also explains what is (and isn't) fascism, how they hobble their own economies, and the social warpage they create. Peter Drucker updated "The End of Economic Man" in the 1960s, seeing horrifying parallels between the 1960s activism and the 1930s. And while history does not repeat, it rhymes - and this book explains the social trends that...
  • Progressive Google cooperates with Libertarian Telegraph.UK to Honor Founder of Fairy Tale Genre

    01/12/2016 10:24:01 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Freep | 1/12/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    The Google Doodle today is about a Frenchman who apparently preceeded Hans Christian Andersen and the Grimm Brothers in the Fairy Tale genre. "Charles Perrault [(1628-1703)], author of Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella was born 388 years ago, and has been commemorated with a Google Doodle." - Rhiannon Williams, "Who was Charles Perrault? Why the fairy tales you know may not be as they seem" Google's Doodle today is not linking to their own servers, or WikiMedia Foundation, but directly to the reactionary, patriarchal (though distinctly not "homophobic") servers of Telegraph.Co.UK. Here is the Doodle. Here is...
  • Gallup: Record–Low Percentage of Americans Say Watching TV Is Favorite Way to Spend Evening

    01/11/2016 8:57:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 11, 2016 | 12:55 PM EST | ( Staff)
    A record-low 16 percent of Americans said that watching television was their favorite way to spending the evening, according to a Gallup poll conducted in December. Since the 1960s, Gallup has periodically asked Americans what is their "favorite way to spend an evening." In 1966, watching TV hit a high of 48 percent. Since then, that option has been on a generally downward trend. [...] People 55 and older (25 percent) are more likely to say watching television is their favorite way to spend an evening than are people in the younger age brackets of 18-34 (10 percent) and 35-54...
  • Chesterton Orthodoxy III Suicide of Thought - Does It Remind You of Someone Famous Today?

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